Ryuu Kusari no Ori -Kokoro no Uchi no “Kokoro”-


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Solminati Academy is a gathering place for youngsters with dreams, hopes, ambitions, and various thoughts. There was a boy here who entered the school to support his beloved’s dream. However, the boy’s ability, which he had only thought of, did not improve, he was laughed at by the people around him, he had no friends, his lover was separated from him, and his steps stopped. However, he meets an old woman, and that encounter triggers a gradual change in the boy. This is the story of a boy who has stopped moving.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Dragon Chain Ori –Spirit in the “Heart”-
Ori of the Dragon Chain
Ryuusa no Ori -Kokoro no Naka no "Kokoro"-
龍鎖のオリ ―心の中の“こころ”―
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09/17/21 PolterGlast c5 part13c5 part13
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07/30/21 PolterGlast c5 part1
07/27/21 PolterGlast c4 part22
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New Bulutongboy rated it
August 27, 2021
Status: c1 part1
Good story-telling.. A more humane MC - not everything is supposed to workout for a person no matter how lucky they are.. There's trauma illustrated too.. Enjoyable read.. Hoping to see how things unfold..
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New Dachuu rated it
August 27, 2021
Status: c5 part7
The story makes me quite angry, I can agree when the MC is trying to run away to forget his ex and his terrible powers but he is trying to avoid the problems. 1-2 vol he can run away from problems but by volume 5 I can't understand.

The POV narratives are so messy and the frequency is so constant that it makes me skim through densely similar issues.

Mars, Irisdina 2 characters that should have had a big influence on the MC's emotions when he entered 3rd year but all I... more>> was waiting for was that they hesitated even though they were supported by everyone around them. Very much help <<less
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Zakoo rated it
April 5, 2021
Status: --
You aren't ready for this novel.

The author began writing this in 2011 and he was avant garde. All the trope you read from recent novel, the dood did it beforehand.

The story is awesome, the chara development is probably the best you can read in any Japanese novel, the relationships between chara are deep and well written, the length and grammar of the novel put all other light novel to shame. And finally, even fight scenes are bueno.

It's not a hit or miss, if you can't enjoy this novel, I have... more>> bad news for you. <<less
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chlenix rated it
June 19, 2021
Status: c8part1
A story full of all the Japanese tropes you can imagine:
-A world with swords and magic with a pseudo-european medieval setting
-Magic school
-MC that uses a Katana as an main weapon with a swordsmanship teached by his Sensei from another continent that resembles Japanese culture
-A bullsh*t powerup ... more>>

still idk how he could kill the strongest dragon

- FL is a black haired yamato nadeshiko
- a harem

if the MC ends only with one girl surely is the black haired one but there is a chance this has a harem ending


Tries to be a bit more complex than the others LN with the writing but fails hard. The story settings are only to give a start to the story but never really got progressed or expanded and although is a fantasy setting the world feels small, the story never goes beyond the MC scope.
Also, don't get fooled with the others reviews, this isn't slow paced, it's full of filler so feels like is slow paced. Also the MC isn't a "complex" character, is only a dramatic emo (this isn't necessarily bad, teenagers will be like the MC if they were in a same situation like him but the author loves to exaggerate it)

for ex. we have an elf girl that literally saw the death of his family and the fall of his country by monsters but the elf opens up first than our angsty MC that was dumped by his girlfriend


Teenage drama with swords and magic but you don't really need to think to read this. Good for read if you have a lot of idle time.

Spoilers for you, I know you were waiting them:


What really happens with the ex:


The MC has 2 childhood friends, the MC girlfriend (a beauty redhead, will cal him b*tch) and a dude (will call him douche). They go to this "cool" meritocracy driven magic school subsidized by all the empires/kingdoms from the continent. The childhood friends are strong that awakened strong abilities but the MC awakens a suppress ability (basically suppress his powers and make him stall). The douche ability is a "water mirage" that can change his face and because he is jealous of the MC he uses his ability (that no one knows he awakened) to deceive the bit*h thinking the MC is kissing another girl. She conveniently start running. The next day the bit*h waits for the MC and slap him without confronting him again. Because of this the MC gets bullied a lot



How is solved:


After the MC got new friends (and 2/3 girls that fall in love) and he finally opens up to them decides to talk to the bit*h but she "runs" (metaphorically and literally), the douche that is full of jealously and craziness (he believed the MC was weak and tried to delete the MC from the school but the MC is strong us f*ck) f*cks up and the MC beats him (dramatic shitty fight with a lot of phases like a Dark Souls boss, I think he beat the sh*t out of him like 4 times continually). After the fight we have an entire chapter (not normal chapters, in this story a normal chapter is a "part" and a entiry chapters are like 25 parts) of filler with the author delaying the talk with the bit*h with things like the MC going a coma for 2 weeks or when he wakes up suddenly is famous in the school and he dosn't have time. When we will have the talk conveniently appears a big boss that fills like 10 parts. When they finally talk the MC pseudo-rejects the girl. Why pseudo ? Because it's done in a way the bit*h doesn't give up and is more orless in the same standing as all the other girls.


Sorry for bad english <<less
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orpheus_rm rated it
April 23, 2021
Status: v7c20
Top tier. Can't stop reading for even a second. I'm pretty much caught up on the raws and I think this novel hit all my sweet spots:

1. A cool, kind and rational MC who's capable of getting sh*t done.

2. A good revenge (?) /revival plot where the MC isn't a complete psychopath.

3. A good cast of diverse and well fleshed out characters (mostly) with realistic relationships. They behave like real people! It's a web novel miracle. 4. Lots of that good ol' natural character growth, all around.
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Nosebleed331 rated it
August 5, 2021
Status: v5 part1
I thought this was going to be a somewhat serious story, but in the end it all boils down to your typical indecisive, over-powered Japanese loser MC who doesn't know what he wants, makes a mountain out of a molehill in every possible situation and never proactively takes action on his own.

The author tries to present this story as if it is about something grand, whilst the MC's biggest problem in his life is that he was dumped by his (ex-) girlfriend. LMAO. Get over it dude.

Besides, his break-up was... more>> totally avoidable. If he had even expended a fraction of a milligram of effort on clearing up the misunderstandings between the two of them the story could've taken a completely different turn, but of course the MC was too caught up in his own feelings of inferiority with his pathetic woe-is-me attitude. In the end - as you'd expect -, his noncommittal approach to confrontation made both of them suffer.

This is the type of MC that I despise the most. As the story progressed and you learn more about the MC's background I couldn't help but grow more and more frustrated with his (nonexistent) resolve and way of though, until I eventually had to drop the novel for the sake of my mental health.

All in all, if you're not a masochist, then don't read this novel. <<less
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unone rated it
May 7, 2021
Status: --
Still in the beginning but honestly im confused why this main character is so obsessed with this girl like its been so long and he still hangs around her like I think by the first week of two he should have already moved on. And there is a word for this, its call being a stalker or a creep. We will see as the story moves on but first impressions aren't that great.


edit1: read further and only 2 thoughts that comes to mind.

1- you cant make a dumb person suddenly smart because you want to pair them up as friends

2- you have the main character obsessing over this one girl and than suddenly another girl comes and hes immediately healed of the sorrow that you made him to be for the past like year or so WTF. So much randomness just to progress a plot.

edit2: read slightly further. Dont know how to explain it but so clearly main character is looking at this girl up and down and than when its this girls POV shes like oh hes so different and not thinking im just boobs and butt but obviously the main character was doing exactly that LMAO what a joke.

edit3 (last one) : ok im done with this novel not reading any more. Last thing is author trying to turn a bad character into a good character and main character has brain damage forgetting all the bullying by this guy and accepts him so easily like not suspecting anything. Even animals have better instincts than the main character.


final notes: you've been warned, could have definitely gone without reading this.
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resigners5 rated it
May 7, 2021
Status: v8c20
It's a good novel. Every character will be described in detail, albeit at a slow pace.
Maybe some of you still wondering why the girl believed the rumor and refused to talk and why MC didn't try to talk to her sooner.

1. Why the girl believed the rumor?
... more>>

She didn't believe the rumor at first, so she checks it out herself and found out someone with the same appearance as MC cheated on her (by kissing another girl) in front of her. So, of course, it's understandable if she refused to talk to him as she witnesses it herself.


Big spoiler:

the actual culprit is someone so close to her and been with her ever since, and that someone can control whatever information will be heard by her and what is not, it's like controlling her but not (?). That someone has a special ability that can support his/her evil deeds. That's why the girl believed everything and didn't try to talk to MC.


2. Why MC didn't try to clear the misunderstanding sooner?

He's been subjected to bullying and ridiculed by the whole school. Everyone persecuted him at school. He can't even talk to her because his mind is broken. He doing training in the forest like a doll and eventually meet someone that will repair his broken mind. After that, he tried to change himself and try to confront the girl.


This novel is good for you who like a slow-paced story with growing characters.
If you want OP MC from the start, MC that like to destroy everything in his path, kill everyone that didn't go his way, then this novel is not for you. <<less
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Slowys rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: v2c2
😊Great story. Great character. Great development. Not too Great translation but still good. 😊
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Jeeez, again, too beta for my taste. While Chinese Mc's hypocritical actions are too much, I still like how when they got enough power, they will completely obliterate the people belittling and harming him. I mean, why do Japanese authors think that making the MC keep hid his powers at the expense of being beaten up, despite already having enough power to resist, is cool? Do you think when he only shows his powers during crucial times would make people be amazed? No, rather, people would f*cking wonder if you... more>> have a bipolar disorder or you are a plain masochist! If you are so strong, resist like a man, jeez.

Anyway, I won't rate as my words are purely subjective but really, enough with this "hiding" bullshit! <<less
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August 11, 2021
Status: --
I'm already in c5 part4 but there's one thing that remind me every time..

Sigh... I'm just curious about Something... He deated the Strongest dragon in their Era but he can't defeat his Schoolmates in mock battle What a Nonsense? I'm confused 😆

And disappointing because MC is feels like Alternative version of Naruto, if Naruto tried to Dominate the Monster inside him While Nozomu is f**ing Scared about the Monster Inside him😆.
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Racel rated it
July 14, 2021
Status: c4 part12
Dropping this cuz of these reasons

  1. They focus too much on Mars and Tina it's freaking annoying I didn't read this novel just to read a romance about a bully and a judgemental person.
  2. The MC keeps thinking how is he keeps running away from his problems ItsI getting in my nerves he always talks about it from the start
  3. MC always hides his power even when somia is in a life and death situation
  4. What happened to his reputation? Is he gonna be ridiculed forever?
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markc209 rated it
May 19, 2021
Status: c3 part5
MC is really well written, the author is really good at conveying emotion for the MC, fast and realistic development, the side character aren't though, enemy turn friend was cliche, but also bad on how his personality change so quickly, the fight scene in chp.1 was confusing on what was happening on the first half.I dont know who to blame for that, the author or the translator, but, CHP.2 fight scene was amazing, really well detail and tense, I couldnt stop re-reading the final fight of that Chapter, Chp2 part... more>> 12-13, world building is just there, we know of other race and kingdom, but nothing has been explore yet or much explain, just really tiny foreshadowing so far, it a story of not running away, the MC is scared to talk to people and has confident issue, he tend to breakdown easy, but is slowly changing, he has metaphoric dreams that shows what he really feels and it scares him, that his power will take over him and devour his sanity <<less
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_Doomsday_ rated it
May 14, 2021
Status: v5c19
I'm glad that characters other than the protagonist have actual depth, unlike a lot of other magic academy novels I've read. Although the whole betrayal thing could've been thought out more, everything else about this story is at the very least decent. Highly recommend this novel.
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Jayavardhanj rated it
May 31, 2021
Status: c4 part2
Nice story and awesome character development. One of the best novel till now. But only 2 chapters per week, waiting for it is quite boring.i hope we get more chapter per week.
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mazed1 rated it
May 17, 2021
Status: --
Bruh, I am sad. I read all the raws for this novel ages ago.... I have long been waiting and hoping for a new chapter, however, for some reason, the author stopped publishing them for a few months. This novel is beyond good. There is much depth and emotion to it. Fight scenes are a bit too descriptive for my taste, but that's that.

This novel offers a great world-view that has the potential to expand itself into something more in the future.

I am sure the author didn't even reach half... more>> of what he wanted to write for this. There is still all the stuff related to demons and his powers and other stuff. Even the place his master came froma! (Come on, you can't tell me that he won't go there)

I am desperate for more RAWs for this masterpiece <<less
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Sen_Tobi rated it
May 13, 2021
Status: c3p3
Ugh! Too much angst and I'm so pumped for the next chapter! I'm hooked! I can't stop reading or play scenarios on what happened! It's too much for me weak heart! I'm really excited and looking forward for some sweet, sweet revenge!
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May 6, 2021
Status: c2part12
This has been a really nice ride, no constantly fumbling protagonist and the road the novel is taking is favorable to most people.

Hoping for more~
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August 18, 2021
Status: --
People should know that the author made this long ago and the manga is great but they didn't know that it doesnt follow the wn route, it follows the ln route.

and wn is just rough work of the author the outcome on ln would be more different.
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July 29, 2021
Status: c3 part3
The story kinda too far-fetched.. Cringey af.. You know this was fiction from how the author spun the story, it feels kinda forced so just kinda hard to immerse.. Apart from that, I guess the flow kinda decent and had nice tension going on like the battle atmosphere.
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July 26, 2021
Status: c5 part20
This novel is soo disappointing, first of all, the author is ret*rded, not as an insult but reality.... more>> This shitty novel clearly tells how the school use the meritocratic system, and at first the MC was weak as a loli, but afterwards he can release his ability suppresion and be as strong as a dragonslayer, but for some ret*rded reason the MC won't use that ability, except when no one is around. And yes, even though his best friend betrayed him and framed him, it was not his fault, because that pu*sy bit*h MC deserved it. You know that even the most miserable and smallest people have a little bit of pride or MAN'S PRIDE, but no, he doesn't have even a little bit of pride, he victimize himself, and likes to feel as a tragic character, being bullied, insulted, and even when someone is hurting his pride, he has a extasis face (fuking masochist), and when he knew that his best friend betrayed him, he didn't do shit. /Spoiler] There's still more shitty things that he did, but im already tilted after reading this shit. <<less
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Kingdo rated it
July 13, 2021
Status: c3 part4
The protagonist is a Gary Sue, he is too good nature to be true. He has a lover, but one day she says "goodbay" and left him. Soon after he became bullied for having an affair while his ex start dating his best friends. His grade is low, and his ability is to suppress his own talent. This situation stay for one year and half before the story start.

But somehow, the super good-natured protagonist is able to forgive his main bully since he is now a comic relief with his... more>> little sister.

Bully : I hate you because I hate weak !

Bully : Oh ! You are strong now, okay I respect you now. Can I be your friend ? Look, with my little sister we can be a comic relief.

Protagonist : Okay sure. It's not like you bully me for one year and half. As long as you are clean now, it's good.

Everyone except the main cast is s*upid. Like the protagonist can fight in 1V10 but somehow only the main cast will realize he is actually strong. It's a fighting school but, others will only think it's funny that the protagonist have a difficult time with 1V10 without realizing it's actually good he maintains a status quo in this situation.

I can understand the academies leaves the students in autonomy, but while the protagonist situation is known by everyone, there is no teacher who tries to protect him. Only two who wants him to open his heart ant wait.

If you don't mind a wobbly setting, it's not that bad. It's a classic, tho. A protagonist who is treated worse than sh*t who became stronger. Meet pretty girls who realize he is different from the rumors, and they live many adventures. <<less
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