Sevens (LN)

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Lyle Walt is a young noble boy and heir looking forward to the day he can inherit his family’s territory. Except around when he was 10 year old, his parents started neglecting him more and more in favour of his little sister, Celes.

On his fifteenth birthday, he is challenged to a duel by his sister to see who will inherit the household and horribly loses, being cast out of his family. Afterwards, he gets treated by the family groundskeepers and receives the family heirloom Gem from him that Lyle’s grandfather had entrusted to him. From there, he begins an aimless journey with his childhood friend and former fiancée, Novem, and the Gem-turned-Jewel that houses the memories, personalities, and Skills of seven of his ancestors.

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7th
Seventh
セブンス
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Sevens (Web Novel)
Sevens Gaiden (Sequel)
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Date Group Release
06/04/19 bakapervert v8 epilogue
05/31/19 bakapervert v8c97
05/29/19 bakapervert v8c96
05/28/19 bakapervert v8c95
05/28/19 bakapervert v8c94
05/26/19 bakapervert v8c93
05/24/19 bakapervert v8c92
05/24/19 bakapervert v8c91
05/22/19 bakapervert v8c90
05/22/19 bakapervert v8c89
05/21/19 bakapervert v8 prologue
05/18/19 bakapervert v8 illustrations
05/18/19 bakapervert v7 epilogue
05/17/19 bakapervert v7c88
05/15/19 bakapervert v7c87
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Draakon
New Draakon rated it
November 23, 2019
Status: v4 prologue
One of the worst pacing ever among novels that is not utter shit. It's slightly better than WN version, but you still need to suffer throught whole 3 volumes before story become good.

And whole first is utter unenjoyable but absolutely necessary for understanding of the story. Two next have very little of meaningful content, but they are somewhat interesting as stories in themselves. Why the hell the third is ended with that horrible drama that going resolved only several volume later I have no idea.

The world building is great, as... more>> well as some characters, especially some of the ancestors but what the point if it's a chore to read the story itself? And this is more or less rewriting of WN only all bad stuff is still here.

And people think that character development of Lyle is great but it's actually considered a standard in western literature. <<less
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Parth37955
Parth37955 rated it
November 16, 2018
Status: --
Loved the web novel. Expect even more from the LN. One of the more realistic harem novels I read so far. Main characters starts out as a bit bland, but he grows a lot throughout the entire story. This is really a story of him growing as a person and becoming a true "Walt". The harem serves a purpose and they're not damsels in distress.

Spoiler

Mr. Lyle is best Lyle

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Edit: so far v2 has changed greatly from the webnovel and I consider it an improvement for the most part.
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Peacewalker
Peacewalker rated it
December 9, 2018
Status: --
One of the most enjoyable read. You might dislike Lyle (MC) at first, but you will surely come to love him as the story goes on. The story has a clear direction it is heading to, and not just daily life of OP-showing story like some of the fantasy novels. Most parts are very well-written in the WN and I think the LN version will be even better, so I strongly recommend you to read it.
Spoiler

Watch out for the Onion-Cutting Ninjas

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AndyDarren
AndyDarren rated it
June 13, 2019
Status: c27
I honestly don't see why everyone praises this novel to death so much. If I had to describe this story in one word, it would be "Basic". The concept that revolves around the seven ancestors passing their knowlegde and skill on to the MC as the story progresses is interesting, however everything else about the story is so basic that I find it a real chore to read. Basic monsters; slimes and goblins that are no big deal unless in large numbers and of course orcs that are severely op... more>> as they usually are for some reason. Basic magic; fireball, *insert element here* bullet, earth spikes yada yada. Author couldn't even be bothered to throw in a short and sweet chant. Basic melee combat; dodge, block, hack, slash, parry. Basic asf 2D harem; Super devoted genius magician childhood friend, the one that wants to repay a dept with her body but not in that way ecchi blush, the sweet clumsy one that has a rough scary side when she's angry. Basic conflicts; bandit gang, some hotheaded idiot did some sh*t and now everyone's in danger. Basic adventure system, basic wanna save em all MC, basic basic basic. <<less
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KuroInfinity
KuroInfinity rated it
June 9, 2019
Status: --
As an individual who's finished reading the Web Novel version, I'd definitely give this story 5 stars. Sevens is a story that excels at pacing and character development. While it may follow the standard harem trope as many other fantasy novels, the characters that you'll grow attached to aren't the various young maidens the main character will charm throughout his travels, but the seven middle-aged men who help guide and shape the protagonist into an amazingly deep character, while forging a strong bond of 'family'. You will cry for these... more>> old men.

The Light Novel version here changes events slightly so that various developments make more sense and the world and side characters are more fleshed out than in the vanilla version, so content wise this is definitely the one to read.

The only reason why I've given the Light Novel translation 4 stars though is due to the translation itself. I won't mince my words, Yorai-kun is the superior translator in comparison to bakapervert. Awkward grammar, punctuation mistakes, and inconsistency in translation (with names and such) litter this version. Don't get me wrong, its still a good book, but I recommend reading Yorai's WN translation first for the cleaner and easier session to first-time readers.

This series would be a perfect 5 stars if they got a proofreader or editor that was proficient in English to double check the grammar and such. <<less
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Krazyguy75
Krazyguy75 rated it
October 9, 2019
Status: v3c32
I'm nowhere near the end yet; I'll probably get there without dropping it, as I've read worse things all the way through... but for all the positive reviews, this novel so far is just... mediocre?

I mean it's not bad, but the characters are two-dimensional archetypes, the comedy falls flat, and it suffers from almost every possible cliche you could shove into a Japanese fantasy novel.

The MC is immature, and the novel acknowledging that doesn't make it any less grating. The harem is forced on the MC by the plot, and... more>> so far he has done nothing to deserve it. The MC has next to no motivation, just drifting from place to place. Even the ancestors are all pretty much stereotypes.

I went in expecting a top notch novel with likable characters and so on, but all the people claiming that the harem is "realistic" and that the characters feel like real people aren't reading the same novel as me.

For those who haven't read it, here is a spoiler of the plot for the first two volumes in low detail; I suggest you read it because you've probably read it before anyways, in the form of one of a hundred Japanese Fantasy novels:

Spoiler

A young man gets kicked out of his house by his family for being too weak. He gets a magical macguffin from a family servant, and teams up with his devoted childhood friend (who loves him unconditionally because he "worked so hard") to go off and become and adventurer. Turns out, the magical macguffin contains the soul of a mentor figure (or in this case 7), who train him. He encounters a random girl in an ally and befriends her. She gets kidnapped. He rescues her, and she falls in love instantly. Another girl participating in the rescue also falls for him for no apparent reason. Volume 1 over.

Volume 2. He goes to a village that is in a border conflict, due to a body being found in their territory. The leader of the village is a pushover who is encouraged to conflict with the MC by his totally-not-evil brother who is the one that found the body with only one other witness and is now trying to push for a war. The other territory says that that was their retainer and that they think the first village was responsible. Then they find out from the other witness to finding the body that... WHAT? THE TOTALLY NOT EVIL BROTHER WAS EVIL ALL ALONG. Also the girls were probably there, but all I can remember is that one of them did a big magic attack.

In fact, it was such a poorly done twist that I almost suspected that wouldn't be the twist, because anyone with a brain would know that picking a fight with a territory 5 times your size was a bad idea, but apparently they wanted the story to both be predictable and run by idiots.

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Maybe this story gets better; I may change my review if it does. But so far this novel is... bog standard. A bog standard japanese fantasy harem lead by a bog standard japanese fantasy MC who doesn't ever do anything to the girls despite leading them on constantly, in a bog standard japanese fantasy world filled with orcs and elves and nobles and adventurer guilds. The only thing that surprised me is that he wasn't a reincarnated guy from Japan who got hit by a truck, it's so standard. <<less
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Poppukko
Poppukko rated it
July 8, 2019
Status: --
A decent realistic harem novel where not everyone in the harem is in for it or get along without complaint compared to many Japanese-based stories out there. The story is rather straightforward with some plot twist here and there about a young man growing up from rags to riches while involuntarily racking up harem members left and right along with dealing with the growing threat from his little sister. Don't get me wrong, my description may seem inadequate to the cocksuc- I mean, hardcore fan of this story, but the... more>> main reason as for why you should read it is a certain persona inside our MC that I won't say much because it would ruin the fun and why I rate this as 4 out of 5 since without that guy, I would rate this as 3 or worse 2 because of how plain it is.

"Boo hoo, you're just a hater who got a sh*t taste."

Nope, this novel is a standard fantasy about a young man manning up from being a pussy. The drawing point is that the pu*sy got a sealed persona of a wild tiger. If you want to talk about taste, RotSH and Mushoku Tensei (Aside from THAT arc) are much better read, especially the latter where the harem situation is addressed and being one of the major plot point instead of being handwaved.

"Don't judge just because you're only reading a handful of volume, it gets better later on!"

Mate, I already read this till the end. The only thing that made me stick around is THAT persona, if it weren't for him, I'd ditch this a long time ago due to how torturous reading MC with wimpy personality for too many chapter until he manned up and become badass. And no, I don't like overconfident or brave or Rance-tier protagonist right from the start, they're just as bad, but being a wimp for sizable amount of the novel? Sorry, that won't draw many people in, especially early readers. <<less
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deasture
deasture rated it
April 19, 2019
Status: --
The best novel out of all I have read and it is really nice

Web novel is finished already so anyone of you want to read can go to yoraikun website to read

Story may start out slow with main character being naive young man (there is a reason for that) and him slowly growing

... more>> Realistic harem (not even joking) and great comedy (yes I am looking at you Mr Lyle)

Most heroines have their own characters instead of just dolls

And if you like this novel, you can go read up another novel written by the same author called Dragoon which is another masterpiece

PS: Shannon best girl <<less
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tyler89558
tyler89558 rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: --
I've read the WN and it was an utter masterpiece, a rollercoaster of emotions. Don't be chased off by the slow start, it's like that for a reason. The dynamic between the ancestors and Lyle really makes the story as well, and by far Sevens is my favorite novel.

PS: I disagree, Aria is best girl.
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DIvineemperor
DIvineemperor
November 4, 2019
Status: --
ALL I’m gonna say to new readers is don’t mock it till you at the very least reach further into the story this novel has a lot of volumes and it just started I’m making this review so that people won’t get put off by other and there lame reviews of a story that just truly started just stick with it for a bit
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patpay
patpay rated it
July 12, 2019
Status: --
To see the ln version of this story is good. I hope that in this version the 100th floor dungeon would be clear and the goddess or something like that would have a role not just a joke at the end like the WN version.

The story is good in the comedy elements and drama but that would come in the later parts.

As some comments before "that" part of him was very attractive to read.
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