Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha

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Rentt Faina, a twenty-five-year-old adventurer, has been hacking away at monsters for a decade. However, without much talent for the job, Rentt finds himself stuck hunting Slimes and Goblins for meager amounts of coin every day. Little does he know, all this is about to change when he comes across a seemingly undiscovered path in the Labyrinth of the Moon’s Reflection. What awaits him at the end of the path, however, is neither treasure nor riches, but a legendary dragon that wastes no time swallowing him whole! Waking up a short time later, Rentt finds himself not quite dead, but not very alive either— He is nothing more than a pile of bones! Armed with nothing but his trusty sword, tool belt, and ghoulish new looks, Rentt sets off on his quest as a newly reborn Skeleton to achieve Existential Evolution, hoping to one day return to civilization with a more human form. Will Rentt succeed, or will the labyrinth consume him for the rest of his un-death…?

Associated Names
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The Adventurer Who Received Undesired Immortality
The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
望まぬ不死の冒険者
Related Series
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
02/10/19 djurasico c27 part2
02/07/19 djurasico c27 part1
12/08/18 djurasico c26
10/10/18 djurasico c25
10/02/18 djurasico c24
09/02/18 djurasico c23
09/02/18 djurasico c22
09/02/18 djurasico c21
09/01/18 djurasico c20
09/01/18 djurasico c19
09/01/18 djurasico c18
08/28/18 djurasico c17
08/28/18 djurasico c16
08/28/18 djurasico c15
05/24/18 djurasico c14
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New slimeholder rated it
May 16, 2019
Status: --
This is really good. Especially now that it has been properly translated by JNC, you just gotta love this. I literally have 0 complaints. This is not the best novel of all times, but it succeeds 100% at what it tries to achieve.

To recap the premise: ... more>>
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A guy gets killed in a beginners labyrinth upon encountering a dragon (which was totally not supposed to be there since it's a mythical creature). The guy goes "oh well, I am done now, after 10 years of adventuring, I am still a bronze class (one class higher than the lowest class) and now I am gonna parish", but eventually wakes up as a skeleton and decides to get a human-like body by killing monsters and evolving into a vampire so that he can enter the town again and continue being an adventurer (to fulfil his dream of becoming a mythril class adventurer).

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All in all this novel is 100% worth reading if you are looking for a fantasy isekai-like (this is not isekai tho) novel. <<less
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ZaTroxPL
ZaTroxPL rated it
September 26, 2017
Status: c8
Well what to say, great novel, very interesting starting point. The only bad thing about it is greedy af translator (I'm not familiar with patreon but it said that one of his NFB chapters are only for patrons that pay $30+ a month, sry mate, not going to happen.) but, BUT he actually started realising some chapters on his site for the past month so idk. Maybe he decided to leave a 20 chapter lead for the patreons and the rest upload on his website.
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Kcorko
Kcorko rated it
December 6, 2017
Status: c19
TLDR: The story thus far is pretty interesting but the translators are a bunch of jabronis.

Also, it's not an "isekai" LN so that's a plus.

Characters:

... more>> The characters are interesting for the most part.

The main character is a low tier adventurer but he's made the best out of it through his strong work ethic, cunning, and social skills. He seems to be a thoughtful guy that doesn't hold any delusions of grandeur; having been stuck in the bottom rung of the adventurer's guild for quite some time.

The current state of LNs/mangas have made this sort of character into somewhat of a cliche but the twist is that he's not OP despite having said attributes.

Having said that, once he resurrects he's seemingly on the up and up and is able to slowly break through plateaus that he never could as a human. It's fun seeing him progress rather than watching an OP guy breeze through every single adversary. The fact that not every event is a walk in the park adds more weight to the story and character.

Certain characters seem to exist as generic foils simply for the sake of fulfilling a trope (*cough* knight gril), luckily, they aren't frustratingly unlikable.

Writing:

The writer has a simple format where he introduces the character then provides a chapter or two explaining their backstory and why they're relevant to the story/situation.

It's a nice and simple way to introduce characters but it can mess up the tempo of the main story a little bit.

Afterthought:

The translations are still early on in the story so there isn't much to talk about. It looks promising and it has an interesting setting.

I mainly made this review so I could justify bashing the translators at the end.

If it weren't for these translations, I probably would have never read/found out about this LN but my gratitude ends there. These people are charging 50 bucks monthly via Patreon for you to have access to their other chapters. It's their translations so they can hold it for as long as they want, but the line ends when they start profiting off another person's written work. The fact that you can read the Japanese version for free from the author himself makes this even more frustrating. This absurd price, never-mind the fact the fact that there shouldn't be a price in the first place, coupled with the error-ridden translations is insulting.

Bottom line, if you finish reading what "Rox" has translated, go to the JP site and pop those bad boys in google translate. Quality will be just as good (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) <<less
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Polt
Polt rated it
March 4, 2018
Status: c30
Love story. But like what most have said not best translation and always late on chapters being released. Even though guy has more then 30 chapters already translated for patreons if your willing to donate 30 dollars a month. Thankfully J-Novel club just picked up to publish story in English first book comes out first week next month and if follows there other books every 2 to 3 months for each book after.
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twinklecake
twinklecake rated it
November 21, 2018
Status: c25
The manga is good. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the novel it's based on is good as well. The original Japanese apparently has some problems concerning style and pace, but what's worse is the translator who doesn't seem to speak English.

I wouldn't be suprised if it's just the guy copy-pasting some machine translation as-is with no editing. It's pretty much unreadable. I sacrificed some brain cells to get to chapter 25 and I regret it.

In conclusion, I hope someone actually competent picks this up and retranslates it.
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Magstzerp
Magstzerp rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: c31
So far, I love this novel. I would give it five stars, but I'm tied of the long wait between chapters.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the translator, and up until today, I didn't know about the translator's patreon with advanced chapters, so I was blissfully ignorant.

The story is interesting. Fascinating. I love this kind of stories. So while people who are bored of this genre and these types of premises might find it bland, or cliche, I actively searching out this type of stories, as well as... more>> isekai stories, so I love it. I see nothing bland about it.

The story so far, (don't think the spoiler tag is necessary, I am not revealing anything spoilery, but I'll use it anyway. Just in case.)

Spoiler

the main character, after being labeled as the eternal bronze rank, with absolutely zero talent to become a strong adventurer, being weak as ****, regularly visits the weakest dungeon nearby, fighting weak ass skeletons on the first few floors only.

One day he discovers an unexplored area in the first floor, and ends up dying while exploring that area like a noob. Only to be reincarnated as a skeleton in the same labrynth. The story henceforth, is his struggle to evolve into a vampire so that he can blend in with humans and become a gold ranked adventurer.

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So far, in the translations, he has evolved
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two

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seaners23
seaners23 rated it
June 22, 2018
Status: c32
This is a surprisingly good novel. It definitely deserves a proper translation. I first checked out this series by reading the bit of manga that's out and absolutely loved the story so I tried reading the novel. It's not too different from the manga; the MC is a bit more of a chatterbox (in his head) in this version but that's fine. I just wish we had a good translation of it somewhere. All that's out right now is something on par with slightly edited machine translated stuff, and it's... more>> only up to chapter 32. <<less
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Zolfaghar
Zolfaghar rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c5
I found the manga adaptation and quickly get hooked, which lead me to find the novel. However, I can't stand the style of the novel.

Really, mc's thought is going around and around and around, so many words for so little happen. The style kinda remind me of dungeon defense, which unfortunately, I had to quit no matter interesting the story was
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VawX
VawX rated it
December 28, 2017
Status: c23
Okay we're here to review the novel not the translator so I won't comment anything about the translator.

The premise of the story is pretty good, but pretty common nowadays.
There is not too many characters so far, but the author explanation of each character and background story is pretty neat.

The bad thing about this novel is that the story sometimes paced really slow because of the main character internal monologue. Sometimes the monologue even repeating what's already written in the previous chapter. There's this one time where 2 chapters feels... more>> like 1 chapter since some of the information in those 2 chapters overlap so much, and the story itself doesn't progress much since most of it just internal monologue.

But it's still pretty early into the story so I'll give it 3.5 star for now mmm... <<less
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GodTurtleOm
GodTurtleOm rated it
March 22, 2018
Status: c394
There's a heavy focus on worldbuilding and backstory, so the actual plot feels like it moves pretty slowly. MC is a likeable guy, but I wish he and his waifu (Loreenu) were a bit more proactive in developing their relationship.... more>>
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I'll give them a pass for early on in the series when he's basically a dried up corpse, and it's not like the topic is ignored entirely. Lent muses that being mostly dead for a while has killed his libido of late, so maybe he just needs some time. Apparently he's always been pretty dull when it comes to the opposite s*x.

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The actual chronological pace of the series is pretty slow as well. I'm not entirely sure, but I don't think more than 3 or 4 months have passed since the start of the series (394 chapters).

The upload rate of the web novel has slowed in the past year, possibly as a result of the manga and light novel adaptions?

Other things to note, not a harem and MC is not OP (yet). Guild girl certainly likes him, but she doesn't seem like she can compare with Loreenu. Is he OP?
Spoiler

He's a heretofore unknown vampire variant that only requires a minuscule amount of blood to sate his cravings (less than 1/20th or 1/30th a typical vampire), has no weakness to Seiki or other holy type abilities, has complete poison immunity, has wings which allow for limited magical flight, can use Seiki which is considered impossible for any undead type creatures. In addition, vampires have a vastly increased mana pool, and his ki and seiki have grown as well as he evolves.

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Relationship:
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Lent and Loreenu go to his hometown in order to find out more about the small shrine he gained his Seiki blessing from. Everyone there basically assumes she's his fiancee, and while she certainly welcomes the idea, Lent also doesn't really try to correct their misunderstanding.

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Narmi
Narmi rated it
September 17, 2018
Status: c23
The characters are believable and sensible. Even though the MC is strong, he's not ridiculously OP. The story progresses nicely and the world feels real and not too RPG-like.

My only complaint is that the story drags on sometimes. The author takes twice as long to describe something than is needed, and sometimes large parts of a chapter feel redundant.
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Kain Kazama
Kain Kazama rated it
March 20, 2018
Status: c4
Well ive actually had read thru a lot of chapters, free ones obviously so, I think this is a very good novel for those who likes that sort of tropes where the weak becomes stronger and monster evolution like Re:monster. The progress is quite exciting, the MC isnt that boring and he actually has a very good personality IMO, reccomended for those who likes these types of novel. Also, please dont post Chapters that needed Patreon to acces, like wtf when I opened the page and it brings be back... more>> to the previous page or an error page, sigh*. <<less
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dog_fun
dog_fun rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: c150
This is a surprisingly good novel. It definitely deserves a proper translation. I first checked out this series by reading the bit of manga that's out and absolutely loved the story so I tried reading the novel. It's not too different from the manga; the MC is a bit more of a chatterbox (in his head) in this version but that's fine. I just wish we had a good translation of it somewhere.
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martiniv
martiniv rated it
November 19, 2018
Status: c17
In my opinion it had a good premise and started good. However the human interactions ruined it for me. This series feels like a comedy to be honest, I prefer the game element, tragic, anti-hero MC that gets compations after much struggle rather that brainwashedly friendly females that take 1 chapter to befriend. -_-
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Not Red Yet
Not Red Yet rated it
August 31, 2018
Status: v2
This is the review for the LN (don't know if the WN is the same)

This novel is plagued with internal monolog syndrome that makes the novel feel very dry and boring.

The first novel is mainly talking without much going on, doesn't help that the POV switch at times can be confusing and unnecessary. MC is boring and I would say kind of stupid in the choices in the first novel.

Had to stop at the second novel since it was just as dry, it's not the world building that makes... more>> it dry it's the MC himself and the way it's wrote. <<less
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