Nurturing the Hero to Avoid Death

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“Please, I implore you to save the world.” This is what a goddess in white says to me in a pure-white space. Such is the standard line that suggests the game is about to begin. Please say this stirring line to boys and girls with sparkling eyes! It’s wrong to direct it to someone like me, who’s exhausted from job hunting! When I declined her politely, she flew into a fit of tears; when I agreed to assist her on small tasks out of reflex, she proclaimed: “it’ll be fine if you just help in the Starting-Village Arc. Please guide the Hero!” Then she tossed me into another world. No, this is a world modeled after a game that this gamer goddess likes…

Associated Names
One entry per line
Shinitakunai node Eiyuu-sama wo Sodateru Koto ni Shimasu
死にたくないので英雄様を育てる事にします
Related Series
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The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (4)
The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love (3)
The Daily Task of Preventing My Disciple from Turning to the Dark Side (3)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
06/14/18 Sleepchaser c9.5 part2
04/13/18 Sleepchaser c9.5 part1
04/05/18 Sleepchaser c9
03/21/18 Sleepchaser c8
03/14/18 Sleepchaser c7
01/27/18 Sleepchaser c6
11/16/17 Sleepchaser c5
08/27/17 Sleepchaser c4
08/04/17 Sleepchaser c3
07/28/17 Sleepchaser c2
07/24/17 Sleepchaser c1
07/22/17 Sleepchaser prologue
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MofuMofu
MofuMofu rated it
July 29, 2017
Status: c31
This is a good Light Novel. Believe me. Just read this. Maybe it is a bit slow pace but... It makes this story became natural... It is refreshing to read this. And if you like Villain rehab Plan, than you will surely love this (like me).

I already read the raw, and the story is soo beautifull. Recommend to read for people who like fluffy moment.... Kyah. The sweetness is soo unbearable!!! >/////<
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ririririn
ririririn rated it
November 20, 2017
Status: c31
This is really good! I first got hook with the MC's personality. He is originally kind, but had to act arrogantly when he transferred to follow the basic plot. Turns out, he really can't, becoming more like a pseudo-tsundere in front of the ML. I can't get enough so I tried reading raws through MTL, which I didn't come to regret.

The story is really fluffy, with a bit of heart-pinching moments here and there. What I really like about this is how the MC and ML love each other. ... more>>
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Lian (MC) had to act as 'Lian' to develop Alfredo (ML) into the hero he's meant to be. He 'lie' in order to accomplish that, and every time he did it, he'll feel guilty for 'lying' to Alfredo, causing him to sometimes blame himself. He's really selfless, constantly caring for Alfredo so much he didn't really care if he get hurt.
Alfredo too, when he develop feeling for Lian, struggles to hold and protect onto this little reckless star (MC) who keeps lighting his way.

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At first, I'm a bit put off with the MC's (and ML's) inner monologues, but later on, I think those as really necessary, Coz those inner thoughts really build up the characters' interactions the most. (At times, those things would make me tear up too)

All in all, this novel is really worth-reading. <<less
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KKristen
KKristen rated it
August 29, 2017
Status: c4
I like this so far.

It's not just the usual slapstick "reincarnated as a game villain" genre, nor is it just shallow yaoi fluff. The chapters are long and the writer actually seems to care about slowly building the world.

The main character in this story is somewhat unique. A goddess asks him to save her world that she's modeled after their favorite RPG. He declines, yet she insists that he at least guide the hero. When he's suddenly reborn as a minor, cannon-fodder villain, the main character realizes that in order... more>> for the hero to gain motivation, he needs to be the first stepping stone.

So in this story, we have an unusual case where the main character isn't a master-actor/actress or idiot, who does everything possible to avoid the villain route and death flags -- Instead, we have a good-natured main character, with poor acting skills, who is trying to his best to be a convincing villain.

There were only around 4 chapters out at the time I wrote this review, so I will update it later after more chapters are released. <<less
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Sloth097
Sloth097 rated it
February 20, 2018
Status: c41
It's little bit slow but that makes it more fluffy :3 I like how MC acts Tsundere xD
Evry chapter is little bit long so many of you migh not like so much long chapters but I think thats fine and I like this way much better, I like how their romance devopls its so fun watching them xD
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alexfilia
alexfilia rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: c3
I dont ussually read japanesse yaoi novels but this one has caught my intrest! &Lt;3

From the spoilers it seems like a good read with awesome plot and a lot of fluffy moments! :3
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XD
XD
September 2, 2017
Status: c4
Translations are great. Translator is doing a great job with edits and all. Story: meh as of ch4.

Author gives the MC too much unnecessary internal dialoge. Sometimes it feels like it was written just to get 2K characters. I just started skimming it because MC's dialoge is trite and bland.

MC is the typical clueless idiot type who is somehow blind to his own charm while definitely able to see other people's good looks. For example, (Ch1) older brother is so good looking, go explode... he's MC's brother and therefore... more>> there are similarities. Also MC just saw himself in the mirror and described himself. Three friends blush when MC smile and calls him beautiful. MC still stays oblivious.

So far, 3stars. I'll wait until more chapters before giving an actual rating tho. I'm still hopeful that this gets better later in the story. <<less
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Cinnamon_Pretzel
Cinnamon_Pretzel rated it
October 15, 2018
Status: c9.5 part2
This slow burn, dramatic trip is so agonizing! I.. it's like a hellfire set off deep inside me, and there's not enough coal or wood to keep it stable. With each chapter I read, I find it harder to sit still. Just imagine me rolling around the room smashing into objects, squealing and screeching at the MC and ML's interactions.

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Especially the kisses! OMG!! For now, the two (more like Lian/MC) think of it as an 'emergency technique' but they can't deny it feels good, ah! And the sad backstories...*sniff* How they both are lonely and lost their loved ones... it's so tragic... BUT I hope later on they can confide in each other their worries. :3

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The translation quality is amazing as well! Thank you, translator (s), but I need more!!!! *sends good thoughts* <<less
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Amuseing4me
Amuseing4me rated it
April 13, 2018
Status: c9
Oh I'm so in love with this story!! ML is super doting and hot but best of all MC is a tsundere that is written well. (tsunderes are fun but only when they are written well and more often then not are just thrown into stories.....) so Yay!!!!!! I have high hopes!
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Elijah_Is_Not_Grey
Elijah_Is_Not_Grey rated it
December 30, 2018
Status: c9.5 part2
So, unpacking this story. We've got three main elements: 1) Transmigration, 2) MC's Role as a Villain, and 3) the Relationship Between MC and the Protagonist. (Note that the below aren't actually spoilers, I just did it to conserve space.)

  1. Transmigration:
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It's easy, at first, to dismiss this novel as just another cut-and-dry isekai novel. It's got added BL elements sure, but the premise - that is to say, the MC accidentally falling into another world - is about the same. What the summary doesn't tell you, however, is the amount of world-building that went into this novel. At only chapter 9, I already know so much about the world the MC now lives in. I know about his family, their relationships, their political goals and machinations. I know about how this world works: the things that drive people in it. Most importantly, I know a hell of a lot about the backgrounds of not only our lovely main character but also the protagonist of the world he's found himself in.

It's slower paced, to be sure, and it doesn't have any face-slapping or revenge so maybe it's not for everyone, but I enjoyed (and still enjoy) it immensely. The characters feel 3D. Real. They're quirky; they have their own goals, dreams, and desires - and even if those ambitions don't always make sense, it never seems out of character. The author did a great job of presenting the characters, honestly.

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2. MC's Role:

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This has got to be the selling point of this novel really. Like - and this gets into spoilerish territory here (but it's a review, so go figure) - this goddess picks out the smolest bean in the jelly bean jar to transmigrate into her failing world and get the protagonist to amp up his game so they don't all die a terrible death. Basically, our MC is supposed to be a villain, and spoiler alert: he's terrible at it! He's good at his main purpose, however, which is to get the protagonist to push himself. In short, our MC isn't a good villain, but he's also not a saint. He's a person with flaws and lots of character development, which is surprisingly rare in BL novels. (Or just online novels in general.)

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3. Relationship:

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Ah, yes, the moment we've all been waiting for: their relationship. Now, I know what you're thinking... "Who is seme? Who is uke?" But all I have to say to that is: Who cares! This novel acknowledged the tropes of seme and uke, accepted them, and then proceeded to add so much depth to the characters that I didn't even care that it was tropey. I usually dislike very overt tropes like 'small, sensitive uke' and 'large, overbearing seme', for example, and this novel does take aspects of that, yes, but for the most part you're too busy questioning wtf is going on and feeling bad for the characters and/or laughing at their misfortunes to recognise the tropes hidden away within their characterisations.

In essence, this novel portrays basically how an actual relationship might work. We're still in the pre-slash stages, however, so this might change as their interactions deepen in meaning, but yeah: no super tropey bullsh*t meant to fetishise gay people. (Which, being gay myself, was quite nice to read.)

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TLDR; This is a pretty solid BL novel with plenty of world-building and anticipation. It's slow-paced, with lots of internal dialogue and very few POV changes. Most of the focus lays with the relationships between characters but the plot is still meaty enough to capture one's interest. It's a unique take on a common trope - one that I think was done quite well - and I'm eagerly awaiting more! <<less
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mishafond
mishafond rated it
November 12, 2018
Status: --
On a positive, thanks to the translators for picking this up for others to read.

I liked how it was set in a fantasy world with fantasy elements. In that regard I quite liked the imaginary aspects of it such as the locations and how the world was set out.

What I didn't like about this mainly about how the Author thought up the MC :

  1. The MC lacked conviction:
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    He was literally cannon fodder. Useless and boring. Not being the villain he should have been at all.

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  2. I wanted an MC that did his role properly as the villain and instead
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    he just ends up going the cliche route with these kind of novels. MC is good in real life > transmigrates into a villain role > does not act like a villain > Useless, unassertive and no clear role except being "Pure/Righteous" and doing an awful role at being despicable and stuttering all the time. (You get a sense that the MC is air headed, sheltered, and needs to have his hand held all the time. Not my cup of tea.

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  3. The chapters are long (I like long chapters if a story is good) however, they are absolutely boring.
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