S*ave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World (LN)

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A man was about to commit suicide and decided to search for a way to die on the internet, but then he found an odd site that asked a lot of questions and had a point based system that allows you to create skills for a character. He took interest in it, and when he was done setting his character, he was asked, “You will now be transported to a world with the settings you chose. Coming back is not possible. Do you still accept?” Without thinking much of it, he pressed YES and found himself in another world with the skills he chose to have.

Associated Names
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A Harem in the Fantasy World Dungeon (LN)
Isekai Meikyuu De Dorei Harem wo (LN)
Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo (LN)
異世界迷宮でハーレムを
異世界迷宮で奴隷ハーレムを
Related Series
S*ave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World (WN) (Web Novel)
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Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World (WN) (1)
Return of the Former Hero (1)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/19/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part10
09/13/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part8
09/08/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part7
09/07/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part6
09/06/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part5
09/03/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part4
09/01/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part3
08/30/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part2
08/25/21 Light Novels Translations v4c1 part1
08/24/21 Light Novels Translations v3c5 part15
08/23/21 Light Novels Translations v3c5 part14
08/19/21 Light Novels Translations v3c5 part13
08/17/21 Light Novels Translations v3c5 part12
08/16/21 Light Novels Translations v3c5 part11
08/11/21 Light Novels Translations v3c5 part10
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Review
12 Reviews


Moxxmix
New Moxxmix
Sep 08, 2021
Status: v1c5 part5
Compared to the web novel, the light novel version of the MC behaves more like a typical isekai protagonist — unwarranted confidence and arrogance, and casually dismissive of danger. As much as I disliked the overblown paranoia of the web novel MC, the light novel MC bugs me to a similar level, just in a different way. Given a choice, I'd prefer the paranoia, because it fits better with how his original character is described, and at least provided an interesting flaw.

The light novel's editing is mostly better than the... more>> web novel, but there are a number of glaring errors that keep showing up that contradict prior text, or are just flat out wrong. They don't really disrupt the story's coherence, but they do stand out pretty badly. I'm not sure if these are errors on the translator's part, or in the original books.

Examples:

Spoiler

When he fights the first group of bandits, in the WN he kills all of them, while in the LN he explicitly does not. However when he contemplates some of the bandits chasing after him in town, he notes that that shouldn't happen because he killed all of them, in both the WN and the LN.

When he sells the weapons to the merchant when he first arrives in town, in the WN he keeps the saber because of its higher quality (which the merchant doesn't recognize), while in the LN he explicitly does not. However later on, in both the WN and the LN, he ends up wearing the saber because (he notes) he did not sell it to the merchant.

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On characters:

Later in the WN, when he has the full party, the author becomes awful at maintaining characterization. They have token lines they repeat because he can't be bothered to show how they interact with events, but doesn't want to entirely forget that they exist. The exception is Sherry, the intelligence agent of the group, who provides exposition dumps for the MC.

That was also the period where the author basically abandoned the story, releasing like 12 chapters in 5 years (compared to 200 in the prior couple years). He may have signed the deal for the light novel around then, but it gives the impression that he has no plans for plot past what the current WN story has reached, which is a shame. I can only hope that the editor for the LN pushed him to work more on the vapid characterization parts, to help round the characters out. We'll see once I get further into the LN series.

On mechanics:

Spoiler

Based on my knowledge of the WN, I'd want to correct danglinhson and cbrtlsseca on bonus points: MC has 99 points + (the level of his primary job - 1). He does get extra points for leveling his primary job, but he does not get extra points for any additional jobs he has set.

As for his leveling strategy: While I would certainly do things differently, his choices are not actually bad. Durandal improves his leveling speed more than boosting XP gain while using a more mundane weapon would (see: the slow rabbit in the woods outside the first village), while also aiding survivability (HP drain) and sustainability (MP drain). When optimizing for XP per unit time, it's an excellent choice in the early stages.

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I think the biggest weakness of the mechanical system is that it bottlenecks on the MC, but he's not so overpowered that he can ignore the growth of his s*aves. They need to improve, and at a vastly accelerated pace, if they're to be useful for a more advanced plot progression. If he doesn't unlock the bonus point system for them (both for extra jobs and accelerated XP gain), the entire plot runs out of steam. <<less
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punnett
punnett
Jul 31, 2020
Status: v1c3
This review is based more so on the WN.

This novel is interesting at first. However, as the story progresses, it becomes exceedingly repetitive. His s*ave harem ultimately consists of one dimensional characters who literally repeats the same lines and ideas over and over again. As you keep on reading, you really start to see the patterns. Dungeon, bath, eat, s*x, and repeat ad nauseam. There are some story arcs thrown in here and there to change things up or when new party members are recruited, but much of the story... more>> is slice of life filler, which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the characters themselves being, again, bland and one dimensional.

Brief spoiler discussion about his s*ave harem.

Spoiler

s*ave 1: She's just a yes man and she'll always say things like, "Of course the Master is correct, " every opportunity she gets.

s*ave 2: She's alright.

s*ave 3: She literally only cares about fish. She only talks about fish. She only thinks about fish. She works for fish. She lives for fish. She dies for fish.

s*ave 4: She's kind of an easy going air head. Not very interesting.

s*ave 5: She's a s*ave but wants to go into politics. She literally keeps on bringing up how she wants to enter the political scene ALL THE TIME.

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Basically, all these characters are reduced to their fundamental tropes and aren't anything more than that for the most part and it gets old. Fast. That said, it's still a fun read for a while.

Read it. Have your fun with it. Move on. <<less
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DimaShishandra
DimaShishand
Jun 12, 2020
Status: v1c1 part9
This is a nice story. I've read Web novel and it had everything you would expect - plot, a bit of character development, MC who is more powerful than anyone but not really OP (good team can kill him), some maturity in side characters. That's why you are probably reading such story. Somebody might complain about s*x and s*aves - but for me it's reality. Wouldn't you do the same if you could? Somebody might complain that killing was to easy for him - in my life I've kiiled... more>> several animals because of different reasons and I feeled nothing. So for me it's way more believable than guys who can't finish mass murderer.

It's not a perfect story, it has its own uniqueness but it's not SOE or Overlord <<less
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Gin_Hindew
Gin_Hindew
May 05, 2020
Status: --
The title says s*ave Harem so dont come here to be all high and mighty about how wish fulfilly it is, its a good novel to pass time being entertained about exploration and brief s*x scenes that decrease as time goes on

its like watching a good streamer playing an rpg, entertaining for what it is even if a little grindy sometimes, and its notably improved from the WN as there are deeper descriptions to emotions, situations and places
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Boogle
Boogle
Apr 06, 2021
Status: v3 epilouge
Just read the manga, it's better.

Volume 1 is the best, since he has a goal to work towards and we get to see the interesting world from his eyes.

Volume 2 is rather meh with some nice moments.

... more>> Volume 3 is a HUGE disappointment. At this point I would have expected at least 2 other members but the 2nd girl only really starts being part of the harem in the next volume.

In that expect at least the manga is much better, since we get the visual enjoyment of seeing Roxanne. The H-Scenes are especially very well done by the mangaka. <<less
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Puppet
Puppet
Jul 01, 2021
Status: --
To all whiners that complain about this story being to immoral - this story has "SL*VE HAREM" in it's name! What were you expecting?

Also to those that complain how the story is slowpaced and doesn't have a lot of action - This is how a slice of life fantasy story should be - if you ever played DnD or any other tabletop rpg that is not only about fights but about actual role playing you would understand this feeling.

In short if you are a fan of "SAO" or some "I... more>> have reincarnated into an op super-cool-looking dude/thing and I am kicking everyones' asses all around me like nothing" - you probably better ignore this one, it will disapoint you as ther aactually is not that much action and most of it is rather grindy. If you're a fan of worldbuilding, interesting charecters and watching a realistic person living in a fantasy game - this one is just for you! <<less
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KanameShiro
KanameShiro
Jun 20, 2021
Status: --
I could have stomached this if only the MC had some redeeming qualities but alas he was nothing more than a manipulative, P.O.S, that thinks with his dick, [email protected]$t.

If you're looking for a decent harem/ecchi novel, then this isn't it.
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DeadOpossum
DeadOpossum
Jul 19, 2021
Status: --
You might expect that there are many s*x scenes or interesting battles, or maybe there is even a plot (!!).

No.

There are 2 dungeons and 4 types of mobs the protagonist is slicing during the first 3 volumes. s*x scenes start and end with touching boobs, and in the middle... there is no middle.

... more>> I tried to read this novel because manga is so awesome. Unfortunately.

Plot-wise. Terminal s*upidity. Why the hell he digs the labyrinth? He could level up there once per week and live a life of pleasure somewhere on islands thanks to his teleportation skill. But no, he seems finds pleasure in being confined underground from morning till evening and also dragging the girl with him. Why. It is not like he has to level up to save the world. And if he can earn more money than working in the office why not spend them lavishly? He works like a s*ave and lives in poverty. He didn't even go to a restaurant with the girl. So sad.

Why did he even have to isekai just to become a digger? Where is all the fun? <<less
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Vorthod
Vorthod
May 28, 2021
Status: v1c4 part14
The beginning of this novel feels like an inferior version of the Jobless Growth Cheat novel. The number of parallels in the early chapter are almost disturbing. I mean, when both protagonists end up getting pulled into a s*ave trader as one of the first things they do when they get to the first city and are given a five-day time limit before the resident canine-girl s*ave gets sold off to someone less scrupulous so they go into a dungeon and kill a criminal to deal with the problem, I... more>> end up feeling like someone copied someone else's homework. Not to mention the combination of "exp boost" and "less required exp" to level and the fact that he gets multiple simultaneous classes which was the entire point of Jobless Growth Cheat.

But why do I say this is inferior? In this novel, in terms of character, the s*ave is purchased solely because the MC wants a f*ck buddy and does nothing to actually win her over as a person before pushing his desires on her. In terms of mechanics, the list of abilities this guy gets with his bonus points appears completely arbitrary so we never know what he has access to until he randomly says something like "oh, by the way, I have a Warp spell in my list" and literally pulls something new out of his ass which is a recipe for deus ex machina if I've ever seen one. He doesn't even experiment with his powers to any believable extent; you're telling me that a guy perfectly fine with trying out the random copper sword he picked up off a bandit is completely unwilling to try out any of the cheaper bonus weapons when the weaponry bonus is taking up over half of his BP allotment? Playing around with that and figuring out the minimum he could get away with should've been basically the first thing he did if he's trying to hide his abilities while still getting use out of them. <<less
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Bolovis
Bolovis
Aug 15, 2021
Status: v3c5 part10
The major problem here is the unlikeable main character. His dubious morals and innermonologs only reveals that he is self centered, clueless and suspiciouness. It would be realist some of those characteristics florish in his inner monologues, but it just pass out as a boring dude and egocentrical to a great degree that rarely develops or get better, while the problem is the world and not him. A slow moving story is not a problem per se, but the MC stales the reading for me.
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cbrtlsseca
cbrtlsseca
Mar 23, 2021
Status: v3c1
To danglinhson:

The 99 points I believe are not part of the leveling system. When he does a reset he gets all 99 points back, he has to spend 1 point for the next reset so he has 98 points to distribute again. Leveling doesn't give him any more points to use. If he had that could easily hold a staff and Durandahl and still get the bonus XP, Magic for crystal, and multiple jobs.

I like the story, but the pace it is moving is getting to brutally slow. I since... more>> he bought Roxanne the whole story has been Wake up, Labyrinth, sell stuff, repeat. The only thing that happened since he bought Roxanne is the one attack on the s*ave trader. Looking at almost a full LN and a half of no progression.

Also I hope author starts paying attention to Roxanne's leveling. I don't know why he hasn't worked with her at all to help her level and get stronger. If he wants to be safe making sure she is getting stronger as well and helping her would be the smart thing to do. <<less
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danglinhson
danglinhson
Mar 14, 2021
Status: v2c4 part14
I'm still a little puzzled after reading until now (v2c4 part14) about the specific details of the "Character Reset". If possible, please correct me if I'm wrong.

as for I've read so far:

    1. The character originally got 99 bonus points to allocate for extra perks, like skills, weapons/armors etc...
    1. The character gain 1 bonus point each job level up. (calculated as bonus of the specific job.)
    1. The reset does not cost bonus point. (since he resetted too many times in just 2 volumes)
    1. The total points the character could allocate consists of 99 points + the total bonus points of the jobs he equipped (so if he has 4 jobs available and he could only equip 3, he can only distribute the bonus points of those 3 jobs.)
    1. He could allocate the jobs of party members in the team window, but not their points.
The below is my spoiler ramblings about the MC

Spoiler

To tell the truth, it's not like I hate his careful advance or something, but I think he's wasting his startup phrase with that overpowered Durandal.

After getting the first s*ave, he should've removed Durandal and use all that points to beef up his xp gain% and xp requirement down% to the max. It would be easier to train how to fight with those lv1 monsters like everyone else do, while leveling like mad, than just 1-shot everything and gain nothing other than the awe of the s*ave. He didn't notice that the xp is also one kind of resource, and since he has to split them between 3 (starting) to 6 (manga newest chap) jobs, that would means he need 6 times the common amount of xp to level up at a common rate. He focused on the blacksmith too early, while it would have be better for his growth to focus on leveling the jobs until they all reach an adequate amount of levels first... and learn how to fight effectively like the locals do.

In the end, that Durandal is deadly only in the hands of an veteran, not in the hands of a noob who almost got killed by a bunch of lv1 mobs.

Sure he switched to magic later on, but he still kept Durandal on his waist just to replenish mana... what a joke.

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