Nihonkoku Shoukan (WN)


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One day, Japan was transferred to another world.

Because of its poor food production and previous reliance on imports from other countries, Japan faced a food shortage crisis. To slow the effects of starvation from its populace, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force explored the surrounding area and found a land mass about 1000 kilometers to the southwest―the continent of Rodenius.

Japan was able to resolve its food shortage after entering into diplomatic relations with the Principality of Kua Toine and the Kingdom of Quira. However, at that time, another country on the continent, the hegemonic Kingdom of Rowlia, declared war on Kua Toine and Quira.

In light of this new crisis, how will Japan respond? A survival story on a national scale!

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Summoning Japan
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New Brajac04 rated it
June 4, 2020
Status: c52
This novel is really interesting! Now, I've read the WN on Syosetu and came to chapter 110. That last chapter was published in 4th month which is now a month or from the date I am writing this review. It is regrettable because the publishing is slow but oh well... The point is, the novel is so interesting that it fills me with excitement. I am not an expert but for me at least, I like how are they explaining strategies and equipment trough the story (I don't know if... more>> the story has mistakes about all that stuff but hey...). Overall, from my amateur standpoint I really like the novel and thus I give it 5 stars! :) <<less
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BLKCandy rated it
June 11, 2019
Status: c43
This one was... bad. Technology discrepancy was extreme, even excluding Japan. We have technology ranging from the classic fantasy medieval to WWII in the same world, despite everyone being within the range to communicate and trade thanks to the mana communication tech.

Japan economy. Real world Japan depends on imports like every country in the world. Losing of most of the internet, fuel import, food import, raw and processed materials, machinery parts, and technology. Large part of Japan needs international trade for their work one way or another and the novel... more>> act like it was just 'some trouble' not 'catastrophic'.

Major empire diplomacy was incredibly idiotic with how ignorant they were and the whole massacre thing. Why would they try to strongarm Japan? To annex them? Why would the empire want to annex Japan if they don't know how advanced/rich Japan was? Pretty much every single diplomat in the novel is unbearably s*upid.

I just can't... <<less
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Nightow1 rated it
June 7, 2019
Status: c42
I'd class this as gun fantasy porn with a massive application of wish fulfilment, the kind that believes that "I got big gun, my big gun never misses" from a writer who probably has never fired any gun other than his inbuilt one before in his life.

If you are expecting rationality and realism in this series, forget it, it is seriously just gun porn (and tank porn and fighter porn and warship porn) written to "kill" targets that can't even fight back. It's like the Stormtrooper vs Star Trek redshirts... more>> joke. The stormtrooper misses every shot. The Red Shirt dies anyway. This story is written with such a Japan bias it's like Han Solo vs the Red Shirts. I'm still waiting for the chapter that the enemy dies because a Japanese soldier sneezed and his sneeze caused a Force 10 hurricane.

The bright side to this is that the translator is very skilled and even translated, the material is easy to read.

I'll list this series down as a "guilty pleasure" if you like that kind of thing but it's not really to my taste. <<less
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SunsetChaos rated it
April 14, 2019
Status: c35
I like Gate. I love stories with technology gap, modern science/technology vs pre-modern and magic. Yup this is my kind of story..... but one thing that really irks me is how s*upid it is sometimes.

A peaceful Japan got transported to a more hostile world... Wait, genius idea! Let's allow Japanese civilians to go on leisure tourism in a country that is currently in an active state of war with an empire well known for their cruelty who were already hostile to Japan. Omfg big surprise! The Japanese tourists got massacred,... more>> publicly executed, slaughtered like the sheeps they are! Who would've guessed. <<less
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LivingCorpse rated it
March 19, 2019
Status: c31
This is just GATE all over again. But hey, I love GATE so it's fine.

This wn is unique in which there's actually no set Protagonist... No if I stretch it, the protagonist is Japan itself. This story chronicles the "Adventure" of Japan in isekai, so you know where it's going...

... the good ol, primitive barbaric fantasy countries in awe of the Glorious Japan big boomstick!

... more>> Mmm... nice... stick those 120mm gun far up those pesky dragons ass. Yes! Jam it up till they taste the 21st century in their mouth!

Ha... Ha... *Slurp* my apologies, I seem to get too excited.

Anyway, this novel is great for those who loves Fantasy vs Science story and those who already read similar novel such as GATE and Rune Troopers. Though if there's one thing I want to complain is that the author seems to like to include intermission chapter whenever stuff start to get interesting. I kinda hate this trick, and that's why it only got 4 star instead of perfect 5. <<less
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Jeremy51992 rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: C21
I like isekai series it has a "what will happen if it will become true". From diplomatic to militaristic way of governing. Well, good thing it's not China but Japan got summon. Hehehe
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LTigh rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c33
Everyone makes comparisons to GATE, which is understandable considering GATE's popularity. However, it's more correct to compare this to SM Sterling's "Islands in the Sea Of Time" series, except without the indestructible bit*h Queen fetish and Jaguar rape. Like Sterling, however, it's a civilian's musings and thought exercises on what would happen if a modern society was transplanted into another era, and how its dealings with the natives would affect that world and how that would in return affect the modern society.

Instead of Nantucket, a small little vacation island off... more>> the coast of Massachusetts, we have the entire Island Nation of Japan being transported, not to the past but to a fantasy world which has seen entire nations transplanted there in the past, from all different sorts of universes and parallel realities over the course of millenia, and how this has turned the world into a free-for-all with fantasy weapons versus modern armaments of various eras


In later chapters, we find that a Zero fighter plane from either Japan's past or possibly a parallel universe version of Japan had been transported onto the world eons ago. In addition, we are introduced to Japan's version of Atlantis, the Continent of Mu, whose disappearance from the pages of Earth history are explained by it having been transported to this world 12 thousand years ago. There's also yet another empire that seems to be a parallel earth version of WWII-era Imperial Japan, with the same aggressive expansionist tendencies, so there's Modern GLORIOUS NIPPON vs WWII GLORIOUS NIPPON to look forward to in addition to modern ordinance vs Dragons in the future, I suppose.


But yeah, like Sterling, Nihonkoku Shoukan's author seems to have a particular focus and ignores some interesting points, including the presence of U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine bases as well as 50, 000 U.S Military personnel stationed all over Japan (not to mention all that U.S. Military hardware), and whatever portion of the 32 million annual foreign tourists that happened to be visiting Japan when it was transported, as well has Japanese nationals of foreign descent. Perhaps whoever facilitated the transport was kind enough to send the U.S. Military assets back, as well as the foreign nationals.

In addition, Japan as a whole tends to make various political blunders and rash decisions in order to move the plot forward and has no basis in realism. Lots of plot holes, but it further emphasizes the author's particular focus and lack of knowledge in certain areas, or rather, his decision not to focus on those areas for the sake of dramatic license. In that sense, the comparison to GATE falls a bit short, the author of GATE was served in the Japanese military and was familiar enough to give a good portrayal of how modern military tactics and weapons would fare against fantasy-world magic and warfare. "Japan in the Sea of Isekai" attempts to expand this into other areas outside of military engagements into foreign relations with the nations of the new world, but we see in the WN version where it sometimes falls short.

Maybe it ruins the immersion for some, but it just reinforces the idea that it's just a thought-exercise, and should be enjoyed as that, nothing more. <<less
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Mantan rated it
January 17, 2019
Status: c13
I've been the type of people who enjoy OP Slaughter, In this case, Guns Vs Medieval is like my haven. The Translating is pretty clear and Straight. I Can't Review it profesionally, but I can Say I Love it.
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IronMace771990 rated it
August 12, 2019
Status: c45

I hope MoD include the short story "The Forgotten World" in the translated chapters because there is a hint to the next enemy of Japan, the Annun Lille Empire. Pride of Powers 1 will be the 1st encounter of Japan and Annun Lille Empire and the reaction of the ALE diplomat about the knowledge of Japan about their true national power will most likely lead Japan and ALE into war, added by the events in "The Forgotten World"

The Japan-ALE War will also become a test of strength and reliability of the new Japanese weapons (F3, aircraft carriers, nuclear subs, etc.) which will have a very important role in the defeat of the Ravernal Empire. If the ALE are better users of the RavE's technology than the HME (can use the Flying Battleships in its almost full capabilities) and Japan managed to defeat ALE, there's no doubt that Japan can defeat the Ravernal Empire.

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sumantri_eko rated it
May 3, 2019
Status: c37
I like this. If you're thinking this is same as GATE, it's not even close. You should read Rune Troopers and Modern Weapon Cheat in Fantasy World for the reference. This is much more detailed. Not with your usual loser pu*sy MC. When the JSDF fought the empire, this is the same as Parabellum in Modern Weapon vs Alsace Magic Empire, but with finer detail such as multiple perspective and political views. The translation is also great. Hope the translator continued this. Looking forward for the next chapter.
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blackmoralkrena rated it
April 17, 2020
Status: --
yaep it is nooot bad man, but !
but everyone is already sick of glorifying Japanese values of food and culture, f*ck off, enough to pour propaganda, they seem to have the standard as in the USSR 40 times on the book to mention Lenin, only instead of Lenin "how good is it in Japan" s*upid maggots
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dicloniuslord rated it
February 28, 2019
Status: c17
as of chapter 17: I quite like this, and the only larger issues I have with it are immersion-based. Examples would be things like worldwide (apparent) spoken modern japanese despite different written languages. Another (very large) immersion issue is the apparent worldwide use of the meter, which was not defined until the 1700's and used the earth's circumference, despite this planet having a different circumference.

EDIT: messed up when making this, so my rating is 4/5
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Western Spy rated it
March 8, 2019
Status: c27
I liked this series as its similar to gate but instead of a gate opeing connecting both world its japan that have been transferred.

As alot of question that people ask. As why japan tried to deploy a relationship with the barbaric country. It is a known fact that alot of asian people still doesn't forgive japan for what they did in ww2 (just read alot of chinese novel and you know what im saying). What im saying is I think this is the most s*upid yet kinda realistic decision that... more>> japan prob make if this happend <<less
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Baron Carpi rated it
March 3, 2019
Status: c93
Ever since I watched Gate, I've been a fan of this type of modern military VS medieval army in another world kind of story. The story is told in multiple POV of different countries and their interactions with Japan. I think it's interesting how there's different countries and civilizations of varying levels of technology development found in that world. However, I do question some of the decisions made by the Japan depicted here. I don't know much about Japanese politics to complain though...

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For example, during the international conference of the world powers, Japan was invited after they defeated the superpower Papaldia Empire. Here, they only sent their representative with a patrol boat from Japan's Coast Guard as their only escort, since they trusted the host country for the security and didn't want to hurt their host's pride. Unlike Japan, the other countries sent their stronger military vessels practicing "gunboat diplomacy." Then here comes The Eighth Empire representative declaring war on the world and leaving. Later, they come back and wrecked everyone including Japan's patrol boat with their WW2 era battleship and air raid.



Although Japan tries to prevent the outflow of their technology to the outside, it still spreads through books and material imports. There's even a book that shows how a jet engine works.


I still enjoy the story and can't wait until more chapters are translated. <<less
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