Otherworld Nation Founding Chronicles

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A protagonist reborn in another world.

Apparently he had been reincarnated as an abandoned child.

Before his eyes were abandoned children like him.

In order to survive, he led them into farming.

Little by little, orphans gathered, and upon hearing rumors of a village, others began to migrate.

The group that had been nothing but children had become a village before anyone realized.

And then various countries in the surroundings started to have an eye on it…

This is the epic tale of the man who would later be known as the Divine Emperor.

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Story of a dude reincarnated in another world.

Orphan Leader ⇒ Village Chief ⇒ Head of a Great Clan ⇒ King of a Nation ⇒ Emperor

A management-type fantasy story set in a world in its early days.

Otherworld Nation Founding Chronicles average rating 4.2/5 - 219 user ratings
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Different World Foundation
Isekai Kenkokuki
異世界建国記
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bloggbigg
New bloggbigg rated it
November 16, 2017
Status: c74
I wanted to rate this higher, but I don't want others to be too hopeful about it since it starts out pretty good, then shortly goes downhill...

The GOOD:
It starts out with an acceptable divergence from the usual transmigrator start- to lead a bunch of outcasts & begin by farming! Well, it's not super unique- but it's different enough to be hopeful, right? The writing is acceptably good, & the future is hopeful for our struggling underdogs...

The BAD:
Yeah, well- the author is an exposition and Deux Ex Machina (magical/convenient... more>> plot advancement/resolution) abuser. Quickly the story starts to 'fit' the template of most any other cliche world- building story- except for the trade-off in reduced character growth and diminished plot quality. It becomes almost less of a story and more a log of speculative exposition & forced changes to justify the increasingly contrived plot.

Spoiler

By Ch 74 we see a name-dropped (& gender-swapped) 'Merlin' who seems to fill the now important role of cliche 'selfish, powerful, well-informed, potentially world-destroying-in-pursuit-of-her-goals' villain. Really? And of all the territories, she's of course of course been eyeing the MC & his tiny region. Whatever.

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The DIFFERENT:
Nothing. The story's increasing distance from the reader is a first, so there's that. <<less
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UnknownSaint171
UnknownSaint171 rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c57
I rated this 5 stars at first but the numbers gradually went down as I kept reading.

The story is really rushed and MC is a huge hypocrite. The beginning was good but this is no different then most Isekas. Why is this rated highly?!

    • Kingdom Building? Author just forced ideas- then there's few years time skip...
    • This Novel is like bipolar, one second there's a happy scene then the next there's tears.. like wtf? [This happens a lot! The script keeps changing with forced ideas.]
    • Romance? "I don't know love but I'll marry her because she's cute." What logic is that? I didn't want them to get together like this...
    • He accepts the very people who abandon them. What made this Novel special was that it was a Village for kids... Author ruined something good here..
    • Tetra/Tetora was like a badass overseer. She made a funny Yandere. He should had focus on only one girl, the one whose been with him since hell and the beginning.
    • But wasn't the main purpose to win independently with your own strength? This isn't really 'Kingdom Building' anymore but relying on other powers....
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    • "I killed 5 people...I can never go back, I have killed too many" Suddenly there's a discussion of going to war with another country. What's with this high level discussion? Somehow this small village is viewed extremely highly to the point of Kingdoms want to use or kill them... What the hell? They haven't done much at all! All of you are just kids who are just farming and don't know how to fight... He expects to make a strong military force in a short time... So Author conveniently uses time skip! Then they are powerful the next chapter,
      Ba-da Bing!
    • He marries Royalty to gain blood ties and influence for his country. He's a King, I get that. But wasn't the main purpose to win independently with your own strength? This isn't really Kingdom Building anymore but relying on other powers....
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    • Not these girls born with a silver spoon and know no suffering. How could they rebel against this world Kingdoms, to fullest when he's having blood ties through different women?
    • The Princess falls in love for no reason despite giving the impression of someone powerful and a demoness. Suddenly she's a dandere who has nothing but beauty and magic... [Give me my impression back...]
I'm sorry but this story Summary doesn't give what it's selling. Divine emperor? That's an over stretch!

I'm dropping this. It saddens me greatly since it had great potential but it all quickly goes off track and gets wasted. (Not hating but thank you Translator-san for the effort.)

But c'mon.. Seriously ask yourselves if this is really that good? Where's your constructive cristism.
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MondoX
MondoX rated it
April 23, 2016
Status: --
As of chapter 8, the story shows a lot of potential. Imagine you are reincarnated as a 10-12 year-old in another world in the middle of a forest, but you do not have any cheat abilities at the moment. You meet a talking Griffon, and he asks you to help 30 abandoned children all under the age of 12.

You are not a genius, but wise because of your life experience in your previous life. What do you do? The MC had no qualms about taking care of the children... more>> and little by little is helping them build a village. The interactions with the other kids are hilarious, and he is willing to risk his life for them, because he should have been technically dead. I really like this MC, he is not OP, know-it all MC, but he is wise and acts like a reincarnated MC should act. He does not know how to hunt, fish, or raise cattle, but knows enough to survive and what he does not know, he asks. Only four stars, but with more chapters and if the story keeps improving, it is a five star read. <<less
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos rated it
November 9, 2016
Status: c24
Let's just say it like this, it's not exactly bad, but it's not particularly good either.

What I mean is that the story itself is a bit lacking in most aspect (like most web/light novels to be honest). Very basic vocabulary and grammar, no in-depth character (most of them are easily described by their gender and one or two qualities, like "smart and polite"), poor descriptions, dialogues that don't feel like humans talking together... Yep, the usual bundle of not-so-great that can be found in what feels to be an overwhelming... more>> quantity of web/light novels.

That said, it doesn't mean it's necessarily bad, but it definitely doesn't help, and you are often left with very surface level "emotions" that is supposed to evoke heart warming feelings. Seems to work just fine for quite a few people, but it just doesn't resonate with me.

It also needs to be mentioned that the translation is not of the greatest quality (it's not a complete mess either, so there is that), with plenty of verbs in incorrect forms, weirdly placed punctuation. It's definitely not at an unreadable level, but for all those that are a bit picky about it (like me, sadly), it will pull you right out of the story multiple times per chapter. Usually, I'd attribute this to a lack of editor/proof reader, as well as a machine translation, but I found editor notes in some chapters of the second translator, so I'm not sure.

Even though I am saying all of this, I still think that this has potential, and I am grateful that it is translated. I mean, if we were to only read masterpiece novels with perfect translations, we would not be able to read much, and even though it's not perfect, it's at a somewhat decent level.

I now most of my review sound like I am complaining a lot and rarely giving high marks, but sadly it's just that my standards are just way too high and a full mark means near perfection to me.

EDIT after reaching 24:
The quality of the translation does get better after a while, but the amount of completely made up things by the author also grows (no need of a chimney when burning charcoal is a pretty big one).

All in all, it's not among the worse novels there are, but it exudes a feeling of undocumented and amateurish writing from everywhere. <<less
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Mizura
Mizura
October 16, 2016
Status: c20
The story is still in its early stages, but here's the good and bad so far:

The good part is that the story builds up very gradually. The protagonist starts off as a starving child at first, and is entrusted by a Griffon to take care of other children in a similar situation. Said Griffon provides some resources at first, so you don't have a bunch of children unrealistically building up a village out of nothing. The assistance is limited however, so the children do have to rely on their own... more>> effort, ingenuity and later trade to slowly develop their community.

Later on however, the development starts to feel a bit unbalanced, as the small village seems to have more trading power and influence than it ought to. Although the author purposely makes the protagonist not automatically knowledgeable in everything, he still seems to unrealistically know too much. It also feels like magic will start to play a bigger role, which may break the flow of semi-realistic development.

As said, we are still in the early stage of the story, so it remains to be seen how the development happens later. It's still a pleasant read so far though. <<less
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shuiko
shuiko rated it
October 16, 2016
Status: c19
A heartwarming slice of life story, where characters are enjoyable to read and know.

There is no OP MC, but he's a steady headed thinker, who is cares about children and those around him. The story itself is well written, and the plot so far is progressing nicely.

Translator is doing a okay job, there are some missing elements but nothing story or reading breaking.
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jlkc
jlkc rated it
July 24, 2017
Status: v1c36
I really enjoy this story because it doesn't need to be about trying to conquer the world or save the world or something ridiculous to be interesting. This story is about a guy who gets sent into a body of a child and takes care of a group of children. As they grow up the MC does what he can to take care of their survival and health.

This is like a Release That Witch where the witches are small kids and the town is much smaller. Also, the MC in... more>> this story has more of a personality than Roland.

I'm really looking forward to more chapters. Thanks for picking this up Parallelnovels! <<less
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Empeor Gyrus
Empeor Gyrus rated it
April 20, 2017
Status: c215
As someone who had read up to the latest raws (Chapter 215), I'll give this one a review. This is your usual Kingdom Building Novel but its actually based on our worlds history. It isn't really spectacular or outstanding but its also not bad. At least the MC has a goal of unifying their surrounding regions into his one kingdom though apart from that there isn't really much objectives in the story. It's an enjoyable read and good thing to read in your free time.

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Spoiler

About the world, currently its size is similar to Earth (I mean our world) and there are 2 gigantic empires in the story which is respectively, Persas (Persia) Empire and Scarlet (Chinese) Empire in the far East. So the kingdom (future empire) of our MC is based on the Roman Empire and he will probably establish the 3rd Empire and superpower in the world. At the current raws, the MC already founded his Kingdom which is named as Romarian Kingdom. He establish it after conquering the various nations and Kingdoms surrounding his territory. Well he was able to raise his Kingdom to be the strongest in their region after just a few years from just a small kingdom. Also the current name of our MC is quite long XD. Almis Julius Ars Rosaith Caesar. He had two wives and currently has 5 childrens already and there is also his mistress (The Spider Beast Woman). Oh yeah, the Emperor of Persas is Xerxes. XD

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So the main plot of the story is simply
-Economy strengthens
-war against other nation who declared war on his kingdom
-Consolidate the newly acquired territories after war
-Economy strengthens again.

That's basically the story. Though the romance was good at the start, after he got married, there really wasn't much interactions between them other than when they were pregnant. Though they are still quite important figures due to their high level magics. And also the pacing of the story is fine as you can actually see the Kingdom of the MC slowly growing not only in territory but also in economic power. The main cheat of our MC is probably his Divine Protection of a Great King which grants him the ability to let those who are loyal and accepts him as a leader or a king to have a faster and greater growth in strength and ability than normal people. Also the more people who are loyal to him, the greater strength he gains due to his ability. Well basically thats the story. It was quite enjoyable though. And a good read for those who like kingdom building novels. <<less
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keriv136
keriv136 rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: v1c35
I have decided to take this up since the last translation was quite a while ago. I have enjoyed this story for a long time now and was sad that the translation had stopped. I really enjoy the story a lot. The author's writing style is very simplistic and not very sophisticated, but the world he is building is very interesting. I also enjoy the characters and I love political/nation building type stories. There really aren't enough of these types being translated which is unfortunate.
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AC253
AC253 rated it
March 21, 2017
Status: c31
My reviews contains no explicit spoilers but it's best if you skim through it if you want to read this with a fresh viewpoint. My rating may change in the future.

I actually like the translation. It's fluid and I feel like it's true enough to the original writing. That being said, the original writing itself probably is also simplistic in its form and diction. This is something that can (and is) used to the novel's advantage. What doesn't work out for this simplistic style is the dialogue. I feel like... more>> I'm contradicting myself, but perhaps it's different for everyone.

For the actual story, I absolutely love the synopsis and the course it seems to be taking. However, its execution is a bit lacking; the characters make no impression on me despite my own liking towards the protagonist (a calm thinker, far from being unexplainably cold-hearted, and realistic to an extent). Unfortunately, it seems as if the author is unable to make this story completely serious or easy-going so there are some odd tidbits of knowledge seemed to be revealed just for plot convenience.

Basically, I feel as if this could go to great lengths and take a semi-realistic view on the building foundations of a village, but it seems as if this is just turning out to be a slice-of-life. I have nothing against it, but due to my own personal story preferences, I can't help but feel as if it's wasting its potential... But this may change so that's why I'm hesitant on the rating. <<less
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meganovelreader
meganovelreader rated it
October 8, 2017
Status: c61
Read this in a matter of 2 days.

Really enjoyed the earlier bits about building a village.

As the village bit is done, the author moves into managing a larger estate for the MC.

It is interesting, as the author introduces gunpowder to an ancient world. The author clearly draws inspiration from history, but has a hard time distinguishing it from reality with fantasy. I see a early China, Persia, and Greek states with different names.
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killerpants
killerpants rated it
February 16, 2017
Status: --
In my opinion I really like this series a lot. If you like a kingdom building kind of novel then this is worth it. Even among the world building novels out there i'd say this is above the rest. The MC is neither Op or has some cheat instead he does things anyone normally would do. Its realistic!
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ishira
ishira rated it
September 15, 2017
Status: v1c40
This series suffer heavily from bad story flow. I don't know if it because TL or already like this from Author. But the story is enjoyable.

The MC is not by all means genius, I can even say he's incompetent to be a ruler (by modern standard). Bad at decision making, and too oriented to be a peaceful leader that will even lick enemy's boot (not literally) if he can keep the peace. He's too idealist, but at least he works hard.

I give this 3.5/5, but because good story i'll round... more>> it up to 4/5. <<less
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Salokin
Salokin rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: v2c53
I like this story's slow paced world and its nice empire building story. As a slightly nice change of pace many of the 'villains' or rival nobles are in fact fairly smart and methodical. They are not idiots who would easily be provoked and not listen to their advisers when they try to stop them from doing something stupid.

It starts off incredibly slowly, as is the custom lately, and can easily be mistaken as a 'slice of life' story of a group of orphan peasants. This doesn't last as the... more>> empire building becomes the main plot, even though the MC won't acknowledge he is obviously building an Empire.

I don't like the main character. He is portrayed as a very practical character, and most of the chapters involve large amounts of him hearing someone's rational opinion and then several lines of him worrying in his own head he comes out and says "As expected... we'll" do something completely unrelated to what any other character has said before.

He also seems to blatantly make decisions in accordance with modern peace-loving assumptions, only to be forced

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Especially annoying was recent chapters have him discover a mine near a border with a very aggressive neighbor. If it wasn't for the neighbor being angry and forcing them to patrol for escaped serfs the MC would have had no patrols on the border. MC even said that the aggressive neighbor would not jeapordize the kingdom's security for his own ambition. We know he will, his friends know he will, the king told MC he would, but the MC is like you're all wrong. That was like 7 chapters of buildup while MC refused to accept that fief wars are a thing.

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Spoiler

During this, the princess wants to marry him. He wants to marry her. Her father wants him to marry her. Economically speaking, at his territory's rate of development if MC isn't the next king in 5 years he'll be richer than the rest of the kingdom combined. After the king dies indications like there will be a war inevitably between the MC and the A**hole neighbor no matter who marries the princess. Did I mention polygamy is a-ok in this primitive early iron age setting and first waifu seems to be okay with it?

Why do I (the reader) know this if not as a foreshadowing for the inevitable harem? At this point each chapter is stretching out the inevitable...

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It may sound like I don't like this story... but I find it an enjoyable read. I can't really put my finger on why, but it might be that it is just different enough to pass <<less
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digitalzombie
digitalzombie
September 12, 2017
Status: c35
The story is fun. I love world building but the author really rush the plots and such.

The pacing can be tolerable but I think he/she cannot handle characters juggling at all. Multiple POV can help with this but unfortunately this author is kinda bent on rushing on with the plot. Examples of rushing: ... more>>
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The quick plot about marriage or the sh*tty politic between the king. The king seriously just wrote him some fancy letter without a knowing him well enough. The girl who instantly fell for him. Author never really build up that relationship just hand waved it implying through the course of handwavey meetings she fell for him.

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The plot while fun is ok and the world building is also ok. It's not that great the unique down side to magic in this world is pretty fun at the same time is used so that the MC can use his previous world knowledge to supplement it.

Overall I rate it 3 stars. <<less
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