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 your 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!

Associated Names
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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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The Man Picked Up By the Gods (Reboot) (2)
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Tensei Reijou wa Shomin no Aji ni Uete Iru (1)
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  3. A casual fantasy
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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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DreamingBlue rated it
June 11, 2020
Status: c75
It's a story that simply follow the MC life, how he makes friends, how he build his live and eventualy a family. He also "invented" things along the way. It's kind of a slice of live esque. Nothing much is happening yet so I take it that he hasn't reach the 'big stage' yet. There are after all some premonition given by the autor.

It's a simple story, good for light reading. Everthing is done from the MC perspectif. He is a simple old man reborn in a new world. Somethings... more>> aren't explain indept but that could also just be because of the understanding limit of the MC himself. <<less
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Pavilion rated it
January 11, 2020
Status: c24
Hilariously badly written novel. I have no idea where the 5's come from. Probably the authors friends? Anyway moving on. The plot is Ok (from what I can see), translation is Ok, everything except how its written is okay. Thats where the problem is: it reads like something I could of written when I was 12-years-old, just explaining whatever happened to MC. Imagine something like this:

"Then Jack went to the convenience store. He chose food. After paying for the food he sat down. Jack liked the shrimp."

It's ridiculous how childishly... more>> badly its written. I'm sure this crushes some aspiring authors dreams but hey we gotta be honest here. I guess there's a slight possibility that something is lost in translation but this is the first time I've seen anything that makes me feel like this so I doubt it tbh. Grammar & pacing etc vise translation is solid.

There's no way its a 5 for anyone so I'm going to have to 1 to downgrade their 5's. Otherwise it would be 2. <<less
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Lineheart rated it
December 17, 2018
Status: c44
This is all my own opinon, I encourage you to read the story and make your own. Or at least try to for this one.

Lets fet the good things out of the way.

Translation quality is very good, and the story does hace a somewhat unique premise. The author also does a good job at building the setting

... more>> Now everything else.

This story is nothing, after first few chapters the starting premise about old man reincarnated to live a happy life kinda just fades into tbe background. And unlike other slice of life storys. Where SOMETHING happens. There is some sort of conflict. Or progession in some way. There is none here. The MC does nothing. Its hinted that if the MC is found out people would try to capture him. When people find out, nothing happens.

And thats the problem. The story hints at things. Corrupt nobels. Evil in the city. A religion of some kind. Hell priest told the MC to go to the capitol, when he gets there he never even visits them. All this accumulates into a biring story

The only confict so far that was not instantly solved and forgotten, is with a 12 year old brat.

And there lies the problem. This could of been good, there was enough there. Enought hinted upon. The problem is, that at least for me even if there is a pay off about 37/44 chapters of fluff is not worth it.

There needed to be a time skip, the MC needed to save somebody. There needed to be a hook with the bait. And there was none. <<less
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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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