Shadow Rogue


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As a promise, he went out into the world as an assassin. 3 years later, after becoming the Supreme Assassin, he gave up on everything he had and returned to the ranks of ordinary people. But one day, Kismet, a mystical game created by the National Research and Development had appeared.

Enigmatic hands, spectral frame, and one cunning strike just like the swing of the Grim Reaper. The Supreme Assassin takes on the mystical world, and how his legendary tales sets off, progressively ascending the altar to becoming the best.

Shadow Rogue average rating 3.4/5 - 231 user ratings
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ninthlite rated it
March 15, 2016
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Japtem has only translated sh*t after dropping lms. This series is such poor quality I have no idea why the translator translates this. Each chapter can be described as one word "nothing". The main character logs in kills two monsters and then starts repeating the same emo monologue to himself each chapter and logging out. Of couse don't forget him walking around and saving beauties from evil scumbags in real life. In game each and every female is a peerless beauty who follows the main character because they are interested... more>> in him not giving a f**k about them being a peerless beauty. I feel like a thirteen year old child had written this. <<less
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rdawv rated it
February 22, 2016
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Review as of Ch.69.

A stat-window, statistic driven narrative, in the mold of Zhan Long. The premise is almost unbelievable: greatest assassin in the world retires, picks up an online game and somehow able to utilize his game character in a way no one else can hope to achieve. If you can get past that and like Zhan Long, this is for you. It's basically more of the same style.
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8Psycho rated it
December 2, 2015
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MC is teenage King of Assassins, who practiced assassinations for three years before retiring. Isnt something already very wrong with this statement?

Well, add to that personality you would expect “King of Assassins” Chuunibyou infected 14 y.o. To possess.

About 66% of short chapters consist of water.
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LollipoPReapeR rated it
March 14, 2016
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This reads like a 14yr old edge master with a chuuni syndrome wrote it whilst taking hints from Shura's Wrath.

Terribad writing with the author having to remind us every chapter that the 'king of assassins' is still human, or some other bullsh*t with more chuuni names. Then there are the awful monologues that are dragged on for far too long about some random NPCs. There are also very few chapters without some sort of logic bugs. All in all, even skim reading I could only take about 50 chapters... more>> (they're not that long). And all of this is coming from someone who usually loves game element novels. <<less
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Cookies rated it
April 20, 2016
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Sadly I must say this isn't the most well written novel. However it deserves more credit than the rest of the reviews have given it. Yes it follows cliches, but what novel doesn't? The set up is your average cliched vrmmorpg, if you want another one of those whose to say its bad? The plot is cliched, but so is every single vrmmorpg don't criticize this one for being over used and a copy.
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Spite rated it
April 18, 2016
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Many of the illogical parts of this series that people complain about can be avoided if you just add 10 yeas to the apparent age of the MC. If he was 28 instead of 18 a lot of peoples complaints would disappear. But I feel there are a lot of bandwagoning complainers out there. Remember tonnes of the Xianxia novels out there have 12 and 13 year olds kicking 30, 40 even 200 year old enemies buts. How is this different. As for game mechanics, this is a novel not... more>> a 4 year in the planning MMORPG. Does it have epic loot? Monster battles? An OP MC? All good then.

Overall the series is a very entertaining vrmorpg. Light, fluffy. A likable MC. I am disappointed that the current translator has dropped it. I hope a good translator picks it up soon. The reviews are overly harsh.

Compared to Shura’s Wrath it is a 4.0 to SW’s 5 and that is quite a compliment

edit-- hurray it was picked up by a new translator the day after I posted this. Just saying. <<less
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Raine rated it
April 27, 2016
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This novel is a carbon copy of Shuras Wrath but unlike the author of shuras wrath this author decided to extend and flesh out the entire VRMMO instead of going DBZ midway through and destroying everything, it gets repetitive but is a much better novel than Shuras wrath, but in the end both author did the exact same thing and the result is similar, its still a mediocre novel with the same concept as they are both almost identical to each other, MC is a teenager that is somehow... more>> the best assassin in the world and the girls he piles up is ridiculous, the harem just completely destroyed his character and what made the novel great for the first 100 or 200 chapters. In conclusion your better off skipping this or maybe wait for another copy cat to come along and try for a 3rd time, maybe this time it will work out. <<less
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Fluffy rated it
December 12, 2015
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Too much "how come you're not awed by my beauty and so I'll follow you because you're interesting for that" with almost all the females. Yeah there is only so much harem I can take in one book. Personally this book left an not so good after taste. (Certain chapter was just plain rotten for me)
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byunisperv rated it
October 27, 2015
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The settings are pretty much the same with any other Chinese vrmmorpg novel. A master class assassin at the age of 18 years old quit the assassin life and try to life a normal life by going to school and play games, and for plot reason buys a small apartment, donate all of his money to orphanage and only have 10k usd in his bank, and later on complain of the small amount of money that he has.

44 chapters in, The story keeps on monologing (?) and MC will tell... more>> you that although he is an assassin he still consider himself a human not some kind of robot killing machine..... on every chapters. He then will tell his experience as an assassin in every scene that he can relate to it and that will take up about 80%-90% of the chapter. <<less
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acoleman2 rated it
August 16, 2016
Status: c96
Initially I really liked this series. It was like Zhan Long without the harem, and a focus on solo play. Also the NPC behavior was less annoying than Ark. From JapTem to GravityTales, I enjoyed the translations. However, once it was dropped by Gravity, I started having issues. It's not that the new translations are bad, so much as I can no longer feel the personality of the main character like before. I don't know if it's the translators changing or maybe the author changed styles, but it just keeps... more>> putting me off. I've decided to drop the series, but only because I can't seem to adjust. <<less
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Tetsuki rated it
March 17, 2016
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2 Chapters where enough to know that this novel has so many logic errors that it's not even really readable...

He uses a skill that is described as having the effect of speeding up lvl x speed... He is lvl 0 and speed 2 and uses it... how did that make him faster?

Anyone gets random stats... at least that what is first writen in the first chapter... two senteces later it's because it's based on the real body. Than he gets unique skills because he has fulll points in 2 skills.... more>> It is set to be gotten if you have full points so how can only have the skill... and he can't be the first because as seen with so many already used names he isn't even close to be one of the first registered users...

And so the list goes one... It's like someone copied Shura's Warth but there at least there aren't so many logical errors... <<less
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Shotgun9494 rated it
October 14, 2016
Status: c96
Although there are many people out there that aren't too fond of the main character, Chu Rui, as he is king of assassains and only trained for three years making him 18 years old at this time, I honestly enjoy how the story is. The story shows the game world, Kismet, mainly, but he does occasionally show reality where he eats at a restaurant and some interesting fights break out in the real world. Now, if you cannot overlook his age, just look at all the other different animes and... more>> novels. Most main characters in action animes are generally around the age where they are becoming an adult and a bunch of them are indeed just as intelligent and strong as Chu Rui, having their own powers that are even better. If you can get over the fact of him becoming "King of the Assassains, " then I think you may just enjoy this series.

PS: The image/cover really reminds me of Ichigo Kurosaki.... <<less
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BlackHat88 rated it
October 30, 2015
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It’s not the story of the century, it’s the classic setup for vmmorpg but the story is pretty good and for those binge readers like me who look for something interesting to read while waiting for CD, ATG,... new chapters, it’s worth it.

I like how the hero for once relies on his own strength instead of a OP skill or item.

Byunisperv is a little harsh about the assassin remembering.

Though it’s true, there is the traditional bragging from the author like in all LN underlining that MC is incredibly strong... more>> and a killing machine, it's not that annoying for me.

My only downside is his game awareness, there’s a couple of times when he doesn’t know how to resolve a situation when the solution is abvious and it takes him a while to remember ‘I had that skill, I can defeat it with it’. <<less
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Nanou94 rated it
December 14, 2016
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This novel did has a great potential, but the author ruined it with the trivial detailing, the chapters are short already so the trivial sh*tty details are filling the majority of the chapters except for some rare cases, the author is always boasting about the MC and how he was a "suprem assassin".

What I did when I was reading it is to go directly to the game elements, but with that you will arrive at the last chapter translated in one day at most.

For fairness I will give it 3/5
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Asf rated it
March 10, 2016
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Ch 74.

This is really similar with shura’s wrath. The MC, the chain quest, the world.. Just a bit less hyperbolic. About your all powerfull MC that walk the mmo world like a xianxia character.
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ReadingTooManyLNs rated it
December 20, 2015
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I'm with BlackHat88
Certainly doesn't have any intriguing plot. Just loot p*rn and easy to read, enjoyable fun. Not the best for sure, not even in its genre, but well, it's still a good read I follow.
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konregon rated it
November 21, 2015
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i will also go with #Joe Bloag review...
i want give 2 star but from early 10 or so ch. I will give 3
i mean when it start I think it's gona best novel in next few months BUT after early starter it's change and this change is like earth and sky..... I mean our MC is king of assassins and you sounds like 14 year school boy.!
WTF man.... WTH is wrong with author..
i mean it's ok that MC has emotion but after encounter with " NPC... more>> " Kris and boss monster Elise, , , man that is toooo much... <<less
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Joe Bloag rated it
November 5, 2015
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I like game settings very much. That the MC can relate his in game avatar to his former profession as an assassin helps a lot and is nice twist.

The other reviews spoke about the main points. But with the latest chapters, 49 and 50, the quality drops. This sentimental stuff which is bearable in earlier chapters get out of hand. It feels like he is starting shedding tears like a 10 year old girl anytime soon, because of a game and NPCs. That feels borderline stupid.

I don’t know why the... more>> author tries to drown the reader in repetitive inner monologues. It does not help to advance the story and is simply annoying. At least you know quite early when to quit and it’s not like e.g. Zhan Long that you realise at chap 200 or 300 the story itself isn’t worth it anymore.

I still hope the bad story (telling) development was not the main and real reason for Japtem to drop it, but the next chapters will tell and I can decide for myself.


Oh, I read another 4 chapters and it gets even worse. It's a clear drop now. Does the author still remember he is writing about some ingame content? I had to be some kind of masochist to read any further.

What a waste of interesting story potential... <<less
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