Shut-in Magician


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An Ojii-san was reincarnated thanks to a kind Goddess. He wished for a 「healthy body」. However, for some reason he received the cheat ability to use powerful magic instead! Even so, he rarely used the ability.

When he ―― Shiu, turned 11, the Goddess appeared and informed him ――。”Become an adventurer and enjoy life.” He went to the Royal Capital in order to become an adventurer, on his way there, he met a beast mount, Faris, who became his pet. From there he began his new life.

Shiu’s world broadened little by little as he took on requests at the Guild and interacted with different people at the Royal Capital ――。 Shiu, the boy with a truly powerful ability, starts his easy going life in a fluffy different world!

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He is wizard, but social withdrawal
Mahoutsukai de Hikikomori
Shut-in Magician? ~A story that’s not only fluffy but heartfelt as well~
魔法使いで引きこもり? ~モフモフ以外とも心を通わせよう物語~
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bloggbigg rated it
May 9, 2018
Status: c39
You can think of this as 'Showcasing a generic main character's life, while expected Fantasy things happen sometimes'. There's a lot of explaining various things, and telling the reader conclusions about interactions instead of- you know, having them be exposed via storytelling.


  • It's not bad. Another quiet, slice-of-life-like, OP (but lazy) protag thing.
The BAD:

  • Lots of infodumps.
  • Occasionally inconsistent story telling. The MC's origin story influences the main story only as an excuse for random justifications. Won't even get into the 'forced on MC' cheats.
  • Another 'coincidentally this good thing happens' story. (that makes a better title somehow.)

    Maybe 'Incidentally- I can do this awesome thing too?'


  • The premise (an old man dies in his sleep and is reborn as a youth in a fantasy world) sounded interesting- but so much other crap is jammed in, the main idea _would_ be overshadowed- but 'no worries', the author pretty much plays the renewed MC as if he wasn't originally old anyway! (except for a few excuse level lines here & there about his behavior).
  • Title is highly misleading- maybe something will happen later? (I doubt it, though)
  • Every so often there will be a bit of 'This is somehow of concern to the author', where he will explain someone's motivation/attitude (etc.) and justify things. Also ideas and habits from modern day/Japan are jammed in at places which seem weird at times, and are clearly given little thought at others.

    The author explains how 'people finding things become the new owners' as normal practice- which is contrary to Japan's inherent respect for other's property (keeping a 'found' thing in Japan is called 'theft by finding') - on the other hand, just pretending 'anything you find is instantly yours'

    works (and will never cause problems) is pretty short-sighted. I know much of the real world 'kinda' works like this- but imagine smaller communities, with more unique hand made, identifiable, personal (& magical) items. Then add bandits raiding things/thieves/ (magic to steal?), and finally, people who can kill with magic/weapons...

    "I found that- really!" suddenly becomes less of an 'absolute', and likely to get you killed if not careful, because the thing you 'found' is clearly someone else's.

Finally, the translation is a touch 'off'- nothing unreadable (mostly a few 'ill fitting' words and inaccurate tenses & the like) - the translator is apparently not a native English speaker, but does an acceptable job.
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Fuxy rated it
April 18, 2018
Status: c11
It's one of the better layed back stories so don't expect too many battles or huge cliff hangers but the occasional adventure with quite a lot of mishaps.

It's quite a relaxing story if you ask me but it does lack quite a lot of detail expecially when I comes to magic and such which is a bit disappointing.

I have yet to read a fantasy story where the entire magic system would be profound enough to make interesting yet plausible in a different world but this does not even attempt to... more>> develop that aspect.

Better just to use it if you don't want to think too much about things. <<less
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March 11, 2018
Status: c5
Something to note when you read the series is that the author has a glossy style of writing. There really isn’t much detail and the logic is a bit fuzzy.

ex: He used dark attribute magic to make the dark forest visible, but he had done it instinctively so he didn’t need to chant, but he did anyways to level up.

Still reading to see how it develops.
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huizizek rated it
February 24, 2018
Status: --
Its ok, good translation. This could become a nice novel if author started explaining things a lil better and describe better the environment, I just hope he takes things a lil slower the pacing feels a bit rushed right now

so iread a bit more and boy is the author bad, he just keeps rushing and junping without ever giving us actual story or plot, this feels like a badly written diary then anything. This is definetely a pass if you dont want something that goes nowhere, I keep coming back... more>> to this and expecting to be something but no, there is no plot nor consistency <<less
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