Otome Game no Heroine de Saikyou Survival (LN)

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A girl Alicia lived as an orphan in a world of sword and magic Ciel.

One day, she learned that she was an “otome game’s heroine”. Even her parents’ death was simply a part of the scenario. Alicia judged the heroine’s setting as 「nonsense」and discarded it decisively. She introduced herself as adventurer 『Aria』, gradually mastered multiple weapons and magic, and grew to become the 「Ash Crowned Princess of Slaughter」! But, by accepting a request to guard the “villainess”, before she realized it she got dragged into the stage where nobles quarreled against each other――?

「I am “I”. I’m not a game character!」

Create weapon! Train your body!

Survive the fighting against powerful enemies and smash apart the otome game!

A sublime and exhilarating other world battle fantasy with charming fighting heroine!

Associated Names
One entry per line
Heroine Survival
Otome Survival
Strongest Survival by Otome Game’s Heroine
乙女ゲームのヒロインで最強サバイバル
身為女性向遊戲的女主角挑戰最強生存劇
Related Series
Otome Game no Heroine de Saikyou Survival (WN) (Web Novel)
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08/09/22 bakapervert v4 ss 3
08/08/22 bakapervert v4 afterword
08/06/22 bakapervert v4 ss 2
08/05/22 bakapervert v4 ss 1
08/02/22 bakapervert v4 epilogue
08/01/22 bakapervert v4c11
07/29/22 bakapervert v4c10
07/28/22 bakapervert v4c9
07/27/22 bakapervert v4c8
07/25/22 bakapervert v4c7
07/24/22 bakapervert v4c6
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mikushimi
New mikushimi rated it
July 30, 2022
Status: v4c10
I do like the main character. She's fun and free of a lot of the issues I often have with isekai protagonists. She's ruthless and very straightforward but she's not full edgelord. It's a good balance that's hard to explain, but the main character herself I enjoy.

That said the story as a whole is far from perfect and has huge flaws that the author adds in for a few chapters then forgets about, so while it could be bad it gets swept away soon enough that it doesn't get too... more>> grating.

But it's fun and I'm having more fun reading this than pretty much anything else on here. I just wish the author didn't add in so many random ideas that go nowhere or actively ruin the story. <<less
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boemo
New boemo rated it
July 29, 2022
Status: v4c9
i've never left a review on this site before but created one solely for the desire to leave one on this show. I'm a man but I wouldn't mind being aria's wife if she asked me to, that's just how much badass energy aria exudes. And it isn't the marie sue type of badass, it's well calculated and executed, with the resolve to exchange your life to bring down the enemy. These days jp MCs tend to be such naive whimps with no resolved that I was shocked it took... more>> a female MC to scratch that itch of dissatisfaction i'd been feeling. 4.8/5 for me, would've given it a 5/5 if author didn't do the whole thing of dragging the reveal of aria's true identity as a noble, only hinting at it continuously. I dont like when they do that tbh <<less
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lordenglish
lordenglish rated it
May 7, 2021
Status: c204
Outstanding. The way the story plays around with otome game tropes is terrific, there's plenty of character development all around, and the heroine is a girl with a mind of steel and the will to overcome any hardships.

Like most of this author's other works, the protagonist's sense of ethics is pretty thin, and plenty of things are done in the name of efficiency, but conversely she also won't do anything unless there's a practical benefit. The title is quite on point — this is a story about survival, and about... more>> how living well requires a great deal of strength, skill, and resolve.

Relationship spoilers:

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By the sixth or seventh volume there's quite a bit of yuri subtext between Aria and Elena, which really reaches a fever pitch in chapter 166 of the WN. There's never anything overtly romantic, but some of the scenes (e.g. Aria only bothers to learn the male part of a dance) are pretty suggestive.

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The author is great at writing crazy characters, although it really takes a while for this to start becoming clear. Carla Leicester, who's the last of the otome game villainess characters to appear, is totally batsh*t insane in the best way possible. She's completely in love with Aria, and thus desires to kill Aria and be killed by her. And the fake heroine pretending to be Alicia Melrose is also wonderfully mad. It's not just that she's using the cheat knowledge of the otome game to seduce men — she'll do anything to become a successful "heroine" and happily risks her life in order to raise flags and increase affection points.

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Blackrabbit0634
Blackrabbit0634 rated it
May 13, 2021
Status: v1c20
This is just some of my personal opinions.

First of all note that the translated novel is a Light Novel. Light novels usually have info dumps & long world buildings to create a nice detailed story. This novel has done a good job at that so far atleast it's not like any Mary Sue novel that makes the MC OP for no apparent reason just because MC got modern knowledge & other stuff. The author atleast is making a world in the novel not just some picture book where you don't... more>> even need to care where or why anything is happening.

The training arc takes too long? Well before you start reading I suggest you take a good look at the tags this is tagged as "Slow Growth at Start". So you better not complain that the MC takes too long to get strong or is your understanding of Slow Growth like 2-3 chapters? Using game mechanics like skills, status, etc.. Really I SUGGEST again you read the tags before starting to read a novel. Maybe in the future someone will complain there is no romance even though it's in an otome game world, *Facepalm* read the genre first before complaining.

As for MC being ruthless for little reason, where and what chapter is that? MC killed only ever for self defense and to take out future troubles,
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the reincarnated sorcerer woman is trying to take over MC's body if that is a little reason, the old lady at the orphanage? She might bring HUGE trouble to the MC as she SOLD MC to a noble, I don't know what to say, as for the drunkard it is his fault for finding trouble for MC, they were in a somewhat lawless zone called the slums, if MC didn't kill him who knows what he will do probably kill the MC as he was already trying to stab the MC with the broken bottle, and as for the bandits do you even a need a reason to kill them? Unlike wuxia MC where MC "let" enemies live and make troubles again in the future this is much preferable

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This is more of a rant since it's been awhile since a novel worth reading gets translated. And to get bashed saying that in this novel all girls are geniuses and male characters are spoiled whiny rich kid. Atleast say which chapter is that it's still c19-20 and there isn't even any male rich kid appearing yet or other genius girls other than the MC appearing. So far for female characters all except MC are shown to have average IQ even the villainess I'm suspecting not to have that high IQ I mean the thing she thought to escape the bad ending is to kill the MC worse choice ever,
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s*upid cliche villainess thought process, "compelling force" if it really existed would this so called "compelling force" allow for the MC to get killed even before the story began

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As for male characters all those who are rich have not even met with the MC yet, as of now MC only met with adventurers, bandits, drunkards, butler, blacksmith, store owners, where did you get the whiny rich spoiled male characters. It doesn't even show yet the otome game world story start so it's not yet known if the male characters really will fall for the MC, kind words? As of now I can't imagine MC saying kind words. <<less
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hawlol
hawlol rated it
May 9, 2021
Status: c14
Convoluted premise, lots of info dump, isekai cliches and training chapters.

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A reincarnated woman spent years on the game world and then tried to take over the original heroine's body even though this woman wasn't really competent as a sorcerer but somehow could do it. Anyways the heroine kills her but not before absorbing lots of memories and 'maturing' from them (although the maturing part is mostly her killing ppl for little reason like a Wuxia Mc). The villainess is also a reincarnated person but she appeared for half a chapter so far

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The story for these 14 chaps is the heroine, as a child, surviving in the forest and learning magic and skills. The authors spends full chapters blabbing about magic particles, spirits, etc., but kills the immersion from it by using game mechanics like status, skills, active skills and levels. It's really tiresome to read so many info dumps in dozen chapters only to see new skill names on the heroines status sheet which is already getting quite big.

As the magic system the world building is as cliche as you can expect, feudalism and nobles, elfs and dwarfs, adventure guild and monster hunting, ranks F to S.

It's just... meh. Was expecting a lot more from this. Even for basic survival novels it's just not good. Looks like one of those isekais where the author forgets about story or plot and just rambles forever about the magic system and world he developed.

I dropped with only 14 chaps so look up reviews with higher number, but with how the heroine is still weak after 14 chaps of training I foresee many more of those training and info dump chapters. <<less
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Edy3
Edy3 rated it
April 28, 2021
Status: c140
Finally, someone is translating this novel. It's one of the best novels that have fantasy/action/Otome game elements. The author has a few of the best novels on the site, so there is no doubt about the quality. The series is ongoing, and the author is posting on a weekly basis, so hopefully, it will be finished and not dropped. And it's translated by bakapervert so we know the translation will be as good.

I will only speak in generic, but it may be considered a spoiler for some, so be aware.... more>> First, be relieved till chapter 140 there is no reverse harem in the making. Aria is a character that you will like. Her main goal was to survive as herself, then she will find a new goal that she will try to achieve. She will grow from an orphanage then leave to survive and start her travels, so her personality will reflect that. She will not hesitate to kill to survive and will not spend chapters after that reflecting on her actions.
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She will work as an assassin and her weapon of choice will reflect that.

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The side characters are well made, and the capture targets are not 1-D characters; they have their personalities. The interaction between characters is well done.
There may be some flows here and there, but in general, it's a good read. <<less
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xenocross
xenocross rated it
May 31, 2021
Status: c208
Another one that subvert the villainess genre.

Instead of MC finding optimal route to win capture target boys, this MC is hardcore leveling. Other MC in this genre invent soap, perfume, amass wealth etc using modern knowledge, meanwhile Alicia spend months and years training and fighting.

And she become strong. I remember only few MC in this genre that become strong. Erica the Abyss killer, Yumiela the lv99, Eliza Kaldia the demon, and now this novel, Aria (Alicia) the Ash Crowned Princess of Slaughter.

About her strength. It was said that general people... more>> don't have combat power, rank1 is for amateurs, rank2 is for full fledged pro, rank3 is strong person that can be captain, rank4 is elite and the truly strong, rank5 is hero level, rank6 is the the boss at lowest floor dungeon, rank7 is a true dragon, rank8 is full grown dragon that will destroy many countries before it was killed.

Most people will only reach rank2 for the rest of their lives, and the one who can reach rank3 before age 20 is truly talented. Meanwhile, Alicia:

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I don't remember the details, but, she : Achieve rank1 at the age of 7. Achieve rank2 around age 8. Achieve rank3 around age 10. Achieve rank4 age 11. And then achieve rank5 age 13.

She also always fight and defeat opponent that have higher rank and stronger than her. Her latest feat is killing rank7 evil dragon while being rank5, albeit with the help of party.

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Overall, I think it is a nice read. If you are familiar with author's other work, you will find that this novel is also kinda dark, not afraid of having blood and killing everywhere, and overcomplicate things in some area.

But I admire Alicia. She want to fight against 'fate' (otome game plot). She focused on becoming stronger, and even reject borrowed power.

About her nickname.

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Her pink-gold hair is noticeable, so she used ash to cover her hair at the beginning. Later, she used illusion magic to make her hair ash-colored. So from early on, she got called 'ash-covered/ ash crowned'. Later on when her beauty is noticed, it become 'Ash covered princess', and later it become 殺戮の灰かぶり姫 'ash covered princess of slaughter' / satsuriku no haikaburi-hime.

The mtl sometimes translate this as cinderella of slaughter. I got confused, but apparently cinderella means 'ash covered girl', so the translation is not far. Indeed, I wondered if author want this connection to cinderella story.

Other nickname:

Moon Rose. This is used by spirits and phantom beast to call her. Apparently her pink hair is inherited from ancestor, in which her ancestor got spirit blessing of Moon Rose. The one with this blessing will be immune to common sickness, and will have pink hair as the sign of blessing.

Desert Rose. She was called this in desert town, after annihilating one branch of local mafia organization.

Dragon Slayer. Acknowledged as the person who make the most contribution in slaying evil dragon by her party, she reluctantly accept this, but it has not been made public.

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Anyway, later on around 11 years old,

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The gear of fate can't be totally avoided. Most of the cast must go to school, so of course MC also must go to school. MC doesn't like studying. And there is magic practical lesson, but the school banned her participation from the beginning. Because her power is overkill in school level. But that make general student population who doesn't know the truth, think that she is weak.

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idkwhattoputxd
idkwhattoputxd rated it
July 14, 2021
Status: v1 ss
Its super good, one of the rare ones where its not isekai, but theres an Otome Game, and she actually gets strong.

Super good read 10/10.

Wondering why TL doesnt translate v2 though...

Edit: No LN v2 lol

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Hikaru2
Hikaru2 rated it
April 27, 2021
Status: v1c3
A otome game style Story unlike many other. So spoiler

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Here our MC isn't reincarnated. She is an orphan girl at the start and meet a woman who was reincarnated. There she learn that she (mc) is the Protagonist of a game. Though she doesn't understand what a game is. Meanwhile the woman reincarnated wants to steal her body because she wants to live as the Protagonist. It fail of course but our MC get some of the knowledge of the woman. After this she kills the woman who was abusing and selling the orphans

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From the get to go, we understand that this story isn't about a naive goody two shoes MC who get all the males in love with her because of her cute naivety.

Our MC is (well not yet as if now) a badass girl who knows what she wants and doesn't need a man to protect her.

Also this is translated by baka Pervert and this guy never drop a project. As long as the author writes and it isn't licensed. Then the translation will continue. So no worries. <<less
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Snowman256
Snowman256 rated it
August 19, 2021
Status: v1c32
I love the novel's premise, but it's execution has been rather confusing at best (up until c20, at least). From the novel's description, you'd expect the story to be about a tragic heroine who overcomes difficulties and makes her way through a tough world, similar to "I Reincarnated as a Noble Girl Villainess But Why Did It Turn Out This Way?" but hopefully without all the heartbreaking goodbyes. And I'm not saying that the heroine hasn't had a tough life - her parents died when she was 4, and the... more>> orphanage wasn't particularly great - but she was more or less spoonfed accomplishments in the months after she began her journey. I think it's supposed to be the heroine's natural plot armor, but it's a weird situation where you're supposed to feel sympathy for an independent girl living a tough life where everyone adores her and her enemies are idiots. In no particular order:

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    1. Touching the reincarnator's magic stone allows the FL to gain a prodigious amount of knowledge about the world and magic, but there's no corruption by the reincarnator's personality? Only the convenient information passed through, but none of the inconvenient stuff. How wonderful for her... It feels like the author really wanted to write a reincarnator novel, but without technically using the reincarnator trope.
    2. She gets to steal an awful lot of convenient tools from the reincarnator - lots of valuable books and a fair amount of money. Couldn't the reincarnator have, you know, not brought all this valuable stuff in her unsecured bookbag when going out to assassinate someone?
    3. (Heroine correction) The FL learns skills in a few days what takes most kids 3-4 years to learn, but she has more "concentration, " i.e. she can work on things for a couple hours at a time. Woop-dee-do, another ore-tueeee protagonist (technically not, but same difference here).
    4. We're told that Level 5 skill holders are nationally-recognized masters, while Level 4 skill holders are widely respected. You'd expect these are the late-stage bosses, right? Nope, the first guy she meets by the side of road is coincidentally a Level 5 skill holder, and OMG he's willing to teach her his skills? Yay! The next guy she meets in the slums is a Level 4 skill holder, and OMG he's willing to connect her to the princess and buy her thousands of dollars of equipment with no hidden catches!?! Sign me up, please!
    5. Her first big enemy, a bandit boss, supposedly fights against her for several hours until he finally collapses due to blood loss and exhaustion. For such an intelligent and accomplished bandit boss, you would have thought he'd think of something else after the first hour, you know?
    6. Back to that Level 4 skill holder guy, he gets a request for a princess' aid from a close friend. (Normal people) I should ask my trusted acquaintances to recommend me their children of around the same age. (Level 4 guy) I should look in the slums for a few weeks for the first child with decent strength, and recommend her 100% without checking her background or motives.
    7. Another reincarnator becomes the villainess. (Other novels) Maybe I should befriend the heroine, or stay away from the story, or find some peaceful solution as a moral, peace-loving Japanese schoolgirl. (This novel) IMMA KILL HER AND ALL HER FRIENDS!!!!!
    8. The heroine has some rather weird strength fetish. She takes her first job because a man stronger than her tells her to, she hates nobles but commits to a multi-year combat maid program just because she can get close to a woman stronger than her (and her time with said maid only lasted a few weeks), and she takes her third job because another strong man told her to. I get that she's still figuring out her life plan as a pre-teen, but I'm worried that she'll easily fall for a pyramid scheme if it's a "strong" person telling her about it.
    9. (Other novels) A 2x difference in combat strength is pretty tough odds, maybe we'll make that a final boss or something. (This novel) Even mini-bosses have 3-10x the FL's combat strength, but they're all idiots or something so they waste all their magic and stamina and blunder aimlessly into any traps the FL sets up. The author's good at keeping up the suspense, but when battles are literally "FL acts --> enemy is amazed but uses flashy move that wastes their stamina and magic --> FL dodges narrowly" over and over again I'm more concerned for the intelligence of the world itself rather than impressed about the FL.
    10. Traitors are apparently a dime a dozen in these organizations? People keep running away, slacking on their duties, or actively trying to betray their bosses. If it was once or twice, I'd understand that that's just the working world, but what did this world do to its people to foster such hatred towards hard work?
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And that's just the tip of the iceberg, although it was certainly refreshing to rant a bit. I hate to bash on a story with such an interesting premise, but it's a little hard to be sympathetic to a poor girl with a reincarnator's experience who's surrounded by loving, caring masters of their craft who'd love to give her mentorship, money, and equipment. I'd like to believe that I do feel empathy, but when the story is clearly an ore-tuee novel it's a little rough to be forcefully reminded by the author every few chapters that "you should be feeling sorry for this girl - do you? DO YOU?" But don't take my word for it - give it a try! <<less
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123456hh
123456hh rated it
June 12, 2021
Status: v1ss
the story is quite entertaining

the concept of an otome game heroine who doesn’t have flowers I her head and isn’t the kind benevolent saint that otome game heroines always are is worth reading

i hope there’s a time skip to when she’s older by the second volume 🙂✨
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Star games
Star games rated it
February 5, 2022
Status: v2ss1
A great novel worth reading, definitely a good read for almost anyone.

This novel brought a new take on this genre with quite the interesting concept. MC is ruthless and probably slightly deranged but with a unique and interesting view on the world. The ordinary side characters while not explored in depth are realistic and well written, interesting and have their own charm and unique personalities (maybe they'll be explored in the future). The main supporting characters are portrayed as rather tragic but their personalities and actions make them fascinating. Such... more>> characters are rarely seen in most novels these days. Overall the characters and novel are on the slightly darker side which makes the novel even more appealing.

The power system and world structure are reasonable and well explained and the fight scenes are truly engrossing.

To add on the novel feels like it is imbued with spirituality. It was good enough to make me write my first review and it needs more upvotes it's seriously underrated. <<less
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Vimsical
Vimsical rated it
May 31, 2021
Status: v1 ss
Enjoyable read it not a bit too expositiony. A few times it changes perspective out of the blue, it's obvious pretty fast but you notice the fact there is no indicator bar a change of narrator.
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rdzg2620
rdzg2620 rated it
May 17, 2021
Status: v1c22
It has a slow start but it really draws out the story and it is really pacing it and it better than those novels that immediately get strong of the start and get the fame and money
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Sieqiii
Sieqiii rated it
January 24, 2022
Status: v2 ss
My oh my. Here we got a gritty story of survival for the child heroine of a world that apparently is an otome game come to life. But then she's like, no to the otome game cliche and rather uses her knowledge to become stronger (weak to strong progression so includes a very satisfying power progression) . The novels is really fun and has well developed characters, backstories and interactions. Also, we have well-thought-out battles, skills, and world law. Furthermore, has anyone looked at who the author is? You must... more>> know what your getting into when you see that name; A gory story with a cold-hearted MC who sticks up the middle finger to ethics. (╯°□°)╯ <<less
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ilLUMIAnated
ilLUMIAnated rated it
November 4, 2021
Status: v2c13
Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm completely new to the whole "otome game" driven reincarnation novels. Not to mention, my dating sim game experience is nil. So I wouldn't be the best judge when it comes to critiquing stories that fall under this genre. However, I do have a few thoughts to share on this work.

Otome game no heroine de saikyou survival has a very strong and unique start. Normally most reincarnation driven novels stick to the tried and tested "die-> meet God/reincarnate directly-> find that you're in a game world->get... more>> cheats and profit" formula. However, here the author boldly chooses to make the reincarnated take an antagonistic stance to our protagonist, who almost had
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her journey cut short when one of the several reincarnated individuals intended to take over the MC's body.

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The resulting intro and the actions the MC is quite literally forced to take from there onwards sets a very gritty and unapologetic tone for the rest of the novel. With the MC forcing herself to rapidly mature mentally, there are certain parts of the story that'd invoke the feeling that Alicia/Aria (MC) is a creepy charcter. Her mental fortitude coupled with lack of guidance and care from elders around her makes it so that she's extremely dense to certain situations. (Read- she goes commando for I think the majority of the first volume and continues to neglect it to a certain extent until much later in the WN)

Aria's strengths as a character lies in her ability to be the last nightmare you ever dream of. Her resolve to kill or be killed and not get swept along the game's storyline invokes fear in her enemies. Her tenacity is akin to that of a Hyena, once she has her prey in her sights she'll do anything necessary to consume their existence. Aria is also very resourceful, which really helps in her fights early on during the novel.

Speaking of enemies, the antagonists are truly well written. The side characters (the ones important enough, the ones that get sliced may or may not have a ton of backstory to them but would have just enough to justify their presence) in this novel are some of the best written charcters in the reincarnation genre of novels.

The narration and the writing of the story is amazingly well crafted- especially worth noting are the fights, where the reader is always kept on a knife-edge. Always anticipating what's next.

What did bother me a tiny bit was the skill/class system. It could've been explained just a little better but that's something I can live with. Hell, I've read 400 odd chapters of "I said make my abilities average!" Where half my brain cells were put to rest, that much of a hiccup is all good.

(Edit- okay I get what the author tried to do with the skill system now. It's okay but I still would've prefrerred it to be a little more RPG like but I'm just being greedy.)

While reading this, I could tell that the author was trying their hardest to make this novel a testament. A testament to their creative writing, their ability to world build and lastly, their ability to give reincarnation novels a new life.

Truth be told, I was looking for way to kill time when I picked up this novel, anything could've sufficed for me. Now, I'll be walking away from this novel with a new benchmark.

But if you ask me if I'd recommend it or not, I'd say I'm unsure that it'll suit your palette. This is the journey of survival of a lone girl who challenges her fate, and if that interests you, feel free to give it a read. <<less
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LukeLukeru
LukeLukeru rated it
June 4, 2021
Status: c180
If I had to sum up this novel it would be "Dora the adventurer meets Rambo" the most entertaining parts are the fun incongruity of her appearance with her badass actions of jumping onto fights with hundreds of people alone. The worst part of this novel is the needless amount of info dumps, there's no world-building without unnaturally stopping the story to directly explain, it takes up a considerable amount of the novel only on exposure. Every time the MC is fighting someone they will be given an in debt... more>> family tree along with all the evil deeds they have done and a characterization worthy of a Final Boss, then the MC kills them in 5 seconds, but then a cousin of them appears 10 chapters later and the author will now talk everything again using other words and they die, it's impossible not to notice as it's so ridiculous, the author describes EVERYTHING, no matter if it's a dead rat on the side of the road or the history of a potato on the market.

The side characters have interesting personalities

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The 2 best ones are Clara, a morally gray person that blackens because of obsession and love, you can feel her despair and witness her fall from grace, and Carla, a Villain that wishes to destroy the country that allowed her to be so mistreated until she meets the MC and wishes to beautifully die togheter with someone that understands her.

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One thing that personally bothers me about the setting is that it is a western fantasy but with eastern imperial Harems and heavy misogyny, the kings have 10 queens, and monogamy almost doesn't exist even for the common folk, if the author was going to go that route he should just have just written about Japanese history, it feels out of place with a western setting. <<less
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Alice Slaughterdoll
Alice Slaughterdoll rated it
May 1, 2021
Status: v1c6
This is masterpiece! It's different from typical "Heroine" MC who just walk toward path created by "Someone/Something" she walk into her own path. This still only ch.6 and still not going in "Main stage", but we can see MC growth through effort instead cheat or plot armor.
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Cactiii
Cactiii rated it
March 18, 2022
Status: v3c13
This is by far the best otome game twist I have seen, I'm going to try to not mention a lot of things to not spoil anything but while this is an otome game world the MC barely has anything to do with anything otome game related and even the "heroine cheat" is something really balanced which enhances her power and gives a good excuse for her gaining power while not being overpowered.

There are a few things which I think could be done a bit better, there are some fights... more>> where her goal is to buy time yet she ends up killing the strong enemy that she was suppose to delay. While I don't think it was a bad choice since it works well with a story since this book seems to follow realism to a higher degree than other fantasy I think it would be better to have her not actually manage to kill the strong enemy and just f*ck em over.

I would highly recommend reading the book, its got really good world building in terms of humans bring strong but not having a s*upidly broken system like most books. We are starting to get to the point where the people at mc's level are suppose to be really rare (Books example was Olympic performers) yet there seems to be a lot of them and were going to run into the issue of once MC can beat them who will she fight but we will have to see how this ends up. <<less
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flower4
flower4 rated it
March 1, 2022
Status: c26
It's alright. The ratings were really high so I expected a lot but it's just okay to me.

The author has a bad case of showing not telling and so HUGE exposition dumps happen reguarly. I forced myself to concentrate on convoluted paragraphs about magic because I thought it'd only be once or twice, but they kept happening! I can dismiss a few info dumps as necessary, but character backgrounds delivered this way is very bland. Like was there really no other way we could have learned a family tree or... more>> a character's (I'm looking at you, Elena) backstory? Reading an essay outlining every single step of someone's childhood and motivations is bad writing to me.

The translation is just okay, I get what's meant to be happening but the grammar is off and the tone is flat. Also the pacing feels weird to me, for example she feels a very strong connection to Elena (a noble girl) and is desperate to save her. This friendship happened in like a single chapter and it shocked me when she suddenly monologued that "Elena was "light". In this twisted and cruel world, she was the only "same kind" who appeared before me and faintly illuminated the dark and solitude path that I had continued to walk on until now." I did a double take because I was so sure they had only just met a few days ago. Anyway the author has some good ideas, but the execution is meh to me. On the plus side, the illustrations are nice. <<less
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llde
llde rated it
November 23, 2021
Status: v2 extra 1
I can't stop reading.

The MC is a literal sociopath with no regards to take other lives if it's for her own benefit, it's overall refreshing to see in the genre. She is someone that is striving to become stronger by her own volition, someone that is starting at the weakest possible, and not becouse she is the heroine of the supposed game.

I also loved how she reacted to the game knowledge from the reincarnated woman, declaring them as "nonsense".

At the same time her way of training and her progression is... more>> outside the world common sense

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Started training at 7, becoming rank 1 in the first 3 months, rank 2 when she was between 7 and 8 years old, becoming rank 3 before 9 years old

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Elena and Carla are amazing characters, both with their strong points and flaws.

Wolrdbuilding has interesting and original points, and some improvable points
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for example Alicia/Aria not asking the master how she could have night vision level 2 when humans are restricted to lv 1, and how she could see magic particles instead of the more common "feeling them"

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Last extra story made me want to enter the story and cleaning that tr*shes.

Translation is overall good, but can improve a bit in certain points (and has a discreet number of typos), the overall narration could be more immersive by avoiding some infodumps (some stuffs are clearly infodumped while they could be explained inside the narration better) expceially in the first chapters (overall the forest arc could gain with a bit more of organization in the narrative structure). <<less
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ry_fay
ry_fay rated it
April 30, 2022
Status: v3c2
the first 10 chapters are awful. Massive info dumps that were so hard to read that I would blatantly scroll through. I really considered dropping this novel because I had no idea if it was gonna get better.

I’m glad I decide to keep reading because it is a great little story. I would recommend giving it a try. Don’t turn away just because the beginning sucks because it picks up right away after that with great action.
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