SSS-Class Suicide Hunter

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I want an S-Rank skill too! I want it so badly, I could die for it!

[You have awakened an S-Rank skill.] [But it only works when you die.]

Eh !? WHAT IS THE POINT OF GETTING ONE IF I DIE !?

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Veresta
New Veresta rated it
August 1, 2020
Status: c46
The title of this novel should've been SSS-class lucky bastard. Why?

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His S class skill is actually useless since he'll have to die to copy a skill from his killer. The lucky bastard however was able to copy a skill that resets to past 24 hrs whenever he dies

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So a few chapters in and he's completely broken already like other generic garbage korean novels. That's what I thought however

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The MC has multiple limiters. He can't infinitely get skills because there are limit in skills. It's like in the pokemon games where you need to forget a skill to learn a new one. There's also a penalty in death. It is non exist when he was still f rank but as his rank increases, the penalty also increases. OP skills doesn't mean you're OP. There are characters like sword saint who are OP with inferior skills. Their main weapon in combat is Aura and the MC sucks in that.

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The novel has a similar concept with tower of god and SLR with the climbing the tower thingy. This novel however is unique in a way that it deviates from your regular novels where there's just mindless slaughter. The MC clears the boss battles in creative ways. The characters' personalities are decent. There's still no dumbass villains to underestimate the MC only to be curbstomped later on. Solid 5/5 atm <<less
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Luttinger
New Luttinger rated it
July 31, 2020
Status: c47
Look, this is one of those stories that is more about the characters than the action. Very similar in world bulding to Second Coming of Glutony. MC is kinda of OP but doesn't matter because is not about defeating the stronger enemies, is about the process, the emotional aspect. It has a certain uneven start, like is finding it's genre, but by chapter 47 is a really good story and I wish there were more chapters to binge read.
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Alk
Alk rated it
April 4, 2019
Status: --
Hi, I'm Alk, and I'm working as a secondary translator for this novel. I've read a fair bit into the raws, so I will tell you right off the bat that this is something truly special.

Any author can come up with a good hook. The real question is: can they keep satisfying the readers' expectations going forward? This novel does just that, and it does so spectacularly.

It starts off with possibly the best hook I've ever seen in an LN, so if you've read up to chapter 4, you might... more>> be thinking to yourself: how do you go up from here? I thought the exact same thing.

I feared that this would devolve into a generic power fantasy pretty quickly. But soon after the introduction, something happened that made me do a double take, thinking "Wait... something's up here." Afterwards, I found myself unable to put this down for the longest time. Any more would dip into spoiler territory, so I'll hold my tongue.

Please look forward to future releases, 'cause you haven't seen anything yet. <<less
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Nyamh
Nyamh rated it
April 1, 2019
Status: c12
So, I'm a professional writer and editor irl, and what I really appreciate about this story so far is its comedic timing. In the action scenes alone, the writer included interesting descriptions while also utilizing space breaks for solid emphasis and timing effects. By including these details, we not only receive good characterization but also good pacing and action. This author knows how to effectively kill more than two birds with one stone. It's really lovely to read.

On a personal front, I really like how Kim Gongja admits how pathetic... more>> he is. I also like how his mind works. He thinks in details (we get this by what he focuses on in his observations). He plans and then executes it carefully and mindfully. Just these characterization details about him makes him a readable and interesting character to follow.

I'm totally ready to follow this character and see where he's going from here on. I recommend giving him a chance. <<less
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Godgrid
Godgrid
April 3, 2019
Status: Completed
*Re-reviewed at 2020 July 3rd*

Well, I've completed the novel and in my view, I think this novel is one of the best action Korean Webnovels, comparable to Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint and Overgeared. And I'm not saying that as joke. This novel is a story about human emotion

The way the author expresses scenes and the pain that people go through is exquisite. The words he uses, the scenes and the struggles the characters go through is simply breathtaking. I'm jealous of the way he can make use of words to craft... more>> a scene is incredible. I think that among all of the web novelists in Korea, this author ranks top out of all of them in skills of writing. I truly hope that the translations can properly convey the emotions in this novel and I will be severely disappointed if that does not turn out to be the case. The comedy is excellent and the sad part will have you shedding tears. And all of the side characters are developed, making relatable and their actions understandable. Some will have secrets that shock you. And the main character, you will love this man, his humour and seriousness when the situation calls for it. Of course, the novel is not perfect. There are some implausible events, some that are a result of poorly thought-out scenarios. In fact, the author had to rewrite a few chapter because the situation presented there was so rubbish that the readers unanimously agreed that this was one of the worse arcs he's written. But again, the writing manages to cover up for most mistakes.

In conclusion, I strongly recommend you to read this novel because I guarantee it, you will love this novel

The spoiler below is my previous review

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YES. I have been reading this novel in Korean for AGES and trust me when I tell you that this novel is top-tier.

The MC starts out with a horrible personality so the start might be a turn-off for the most of you reading this. BUT like Overgeared, he gets a better personality only he improves at a much rapid pace than Grid (Also a great novel by the way, try reading it).

This MC does have a cheat skill combination but it's not like other novels where the MC's just use it to dominate everyone, he uses it to create a scenario where it results in something everyone is happy and well. I can see alot of people saying that the novel might be boring because we basically know that the MC is going to survive. This isn't the main focus of the novel. Instead, the MC as I mentioned above, trys his very best to create a scenario where everyone can be happy. And THAT is what makes this novel so good. I recommend you read it and just endure the first few chapters.

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peelpeyl
peelpeyl
June 23, 2019
Status: --
To Nikhilzzz, who said:

“the pitiful guy was innocent at the past time, where he just learned his new skills.

I stopped reading after reaching this part.“

Did you even read the novel properly?

This piece was literally in the part where he was ... more>>
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killed

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The jerk finally found my leather wallet and smirked. “Let’s see. One gold, two gold, three gold... Hmm. About sixty gold? You’re so poor, mister. Carry some more around, man.”

“That’s all I have... ” All I f*cking had to my name.

“It’s alright. I’ll spend it well on your behalf.” Yoo Sooha took my wallet and patted my head.

4050 days ago, no. He was just like when he burned me alive 4050 days later.

“That’s just life, don’t you agree?” He took out something from his chest with a heave, after putting away the potion he’d promised to give me. Instead, he pulled out a blade. A sword (劍).

It wasn’t an item meant to save lives. On the contrary, it was a tool used to take lives.

‘Ha.’I looked up at Yoo Sooha. Rather than looking angry, I just looked at him as if he was ridiculous.

However, Yoo Sooha interpreted my gaze differently and shrugged. “Hey, don’t look at me like that. I was thinking about giving you the potion, mister... but if I let you live here, you might want to get back at me later, right? I can’t let that happen. A man should live without worry, and since you’ve seen my face... ” Yoo Sooha smiled. “You have to die for me.”

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thatoneperson0000
thatoneperson0000 rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c3
First of all, the formatting and translation of this novel was done very beautifully :))) I could tell the people working on translating this put a lot of work in to make it look nice, and I appreciate it a lot!

Second, like the other reviews say, this character is actually pretty relatable. He has emotions and shows them because he's human.

And third, but not really, I really hope there isn't romance bc usually it ruins the story

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Edit: NOOOO why are the links deadddd :' ( ( (I wanna read more of the novel D: <<less
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kdaviddj
kdaviddj
April 4, 2019
Status: c100
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The MC gains an ability to copy an ability from those who kill him. Through luck he found a method of resurrection from an as*hole who killed him. He is now able to return 24 hours from the time of his death but will be mentally traumatized based upon his level of strength. At this point he is a small fry so he has no penalty and in order to exact vengeance, commits suicide over 4000 times...

Anyway, he begins to climb the tower with this ability... Everything else is a spoiler so I'll keep quiet

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NyankoSenseiNyaaa
NyankoSenseiNyaaa rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: --
This is the one of the darkest and psychologically thrilling novels I have read in a long time. The MC is a masochistic maniac that gets tortured so far it is a cross between Solo leveling and Re:Zero. The first few chapters get you hooked and you feel the hunger for more.
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Nikhilzzz
Nikhilzzz rated it
June 18, 2019
Status: c30
Giving it 1 star....
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The MC is a Psychopath and so big loophole I don't get it..... Wanna know why...

(The MC gain ability to copy an ability from those who kill him. Through luck he found a method of resurrection from an as*hole who killed him. He is now able to return 24 hours from the time of his death. At this point he is a small fry so he has no penalty and in order to exact vengeance, commits suicide over 4000 times...)

Now hers the loophole if the MC goes back in time then the person from which he gets the resurrection method is he still alive or dead if he is alive then both have the same skill.

And he goes back in time by killing himself 4000 times to kill the man again from which he gets the resurrection skill just because the PITIFUL role model of his was defending and protecting himself and he calls him a psychopath... NOW now bro here's the pickle.... If you f*cking KILL yourself 4000 times just to kill him again... Are you not a Psychopath, insane and Deranged yourself.....

And also the pitiful guy was innocent at the past time Where he just learned his new skills.

I stopped reading after reaching this part.

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kkgoh
kkgoh rated it
July 7, 2020
Status: c26
Decent KR regression-dungeon speed read. Basically "Edge of Tomorrow" + dungeons.
Nothing particularly innovative and pretty iffy world-building, but the character development is where it shines. As this is an early review, I'm assuming the world-building improves. 4 out of 5 stars.

PREMISE
An obsessive, despairing Korean man Kim Gong-ja is awarded a copy-skill with unreasonable limitations. Through a series of odd circumstances, he is able to regress into the past and seek to right wrongs, while attempting to break out of the dungeon and find new purpose in his life.

COMMENTS

(1) Nothing particularly new
- "GroundHog Day" (1993 rom-com about a man who relives the same day over and over again)
- "All You Need is Kill" (2004 classic JP sci-fi novel about repeating your life over and over... more>> again, but with an edgy military setting)
- "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014, Tom Cruise movie adaptation of "All You Need is Kill", with slight comedic undertones)
- "The Tutorial is Too Hard" (2016, dungeon monsters/NPCs with intelligence, personalities and backstories)

This novel (2018) clearly took on inspirations from all of these, which isn't a bad thing as long as it's well put together.

(2) MC development seems reasonable
MC Kim Gong-ja is an intense despairing man and it's hard to connect with the MC in the initial chapters. He is extremely jelly of successful hunters to the point of being pathological.

The author tends to write in achronological order so it takes awhile to figure things out. Once you do, the MC's personality seems relatively cohesive and you can look past his insane behavior (which seems to be a major gripe from the more negative reviews). Much better Reverend Insanity.

Post chapter 20, we learn that
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quite a number of Tower migrants are likely Earth refugees/thrillseekers/abandoned populace

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, so we're left to accept that MC might have a similar background, possibly entering the Tower to seek his own fortune. However, he gets a serious reality check in the beginning chapters when it's stated that majority of skills are luck of the draw from the beginning.

Even warped individuals can be "unfairly" awarded great skills. The initial antagonist Flame Emperor is one such individual. MC's despair results in him being awarded a nonsensical skill, and a series of coincidences allow him to ascend to greater heights. It's similar to how innovative pairing combinations of skills in RPG have an astounding effect (e.g. Divinity II's Chicken Claw + Ruptured Tendons). Along the way, MC appears to decide on his own brand of justice and seek to introduce some level of fairness into the system, which is pretty commendable. It does feel like a backhanded allegory of Korean society and class divide.

(3) Really weak world-building
Author doesn't bother describing how the Tower functions or people came to be.
Although there are hints that there might be more detail in later chapters, it doesn't appear as if the author has any real intention to flesh it out entirely. How the Tower governance, economy, social aspects actually work is a complete black box, and readers are supposed to fill in the blanks with their imagination.
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-A functional economy, including cafes, smartphones, liberal news media, etc just exists. Readers are supposed to accept it all just worked out. There's a megacity in the 1st Floor, just because. You'd think a more reasonable scenario is a decent into anarchy/monarchy/feudalism given that there's no way for anyone to leave the Tower (entirely separated from Earth).
-The economy is singlehandedly supported with external dimension (Earth) assistance, with 1 single trader.
-Every human/non-human dimension has their own Tower, but the dimensions don't mix. Yet somehow MC's ghost companion (who doesn't appear to be human or from the same human dimension) is somehow able to mix with MC's human towers. This inconsistency seems odd, unsure if it'll be retconned or explained.
-Tower hunters levels up somehow after killing enough opponents, we're not sure how that works. There are level grades F-A, no idea how that works. The character sheet is laughably simplistic, no stats, nada.

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There are more oddball developments, but these are just the ones I can recall off the top of my head. <<less
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Absolute-Melody
Absolute-Melody rated it
June 20, 2020
Status: c13
I’ve read reviews that said the story went stale (honestly that’s expected of Korean Novels), however the beginning sequence was one of the most metal, bad-ass, and simply heroic passages I’ve ever had the pleasure of partaking in. Even if the story tanks, I’m so glad that I’ve bared witness to such a masterpiece of an opening. Until the story gets stale, 5 Stars!
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Hiiro_
Hiiro_ rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: c11
Fantastic novel. The main character starts with a terrible personality, but slowly matures through the events of the novel.

100 White Salts Translations has a quality about their releases that is rarely seen elsewhere in the translation community. Everything they post embodies excellence and entertainment, and this series is no exception. I'm excited to read more!
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new cultivator
new cultivator rated it
July 9, 2020
Status: c29
an answer to the 1 star review

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anybody with a brain can tell the MC isn't right in his mind after dying 4000 times, and him being crazy isn't a reason to rate 1 star, why would anyone even try to read KR novels with more than 4 stars if he only likes beta JP MC, just go to find novel JP 3*/4* harem and u're done

also the flame emperor clrearly tried to kill him, u can say it looks forced but neither the author nor us wanted to have an essay about why he was already evil.

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Reio
Reio rated it
April 25, 2020
Status: c214
I really love this novel

At first I didn't think much of it, but I'm quite addicted

The MC is unique and I'm not talking about the first 10 chapters but the whole time I cheered for him

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He's foolishly in love with his wife♡, and they are so sweet my teeth ache

Never felt like I'm eating dog food in my life before reading about them

Tbh it was the best romance I've read in awhile

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And the 31st-40th floor were the best 😂👌

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Him and the goblins I couldn't stop laughing the whole arc

Him being a parent and all, everything was so cute

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The story will make you both cry and laugh, the feelings Rollercoaster is no joke

pretty much all side characteres have a past even the bad guys, nothing in the story is a filling or unnecessary or not explained which makes you more focused on every detail

If I can I'd give it 10/5 stars ♡ <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory
April 6, 2019
Status: --
interesting so far, I hope they don't drop it.

on a grammar note, I'm not sure who started spreading this but 'Saintess' is not an actual word. Both the male and female version of the word is Saint (for example; Saint Brigid of Kildare is one of Ireland's patron female Saints). This 'saintess' thing drives my OCD nuts!
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Quqau
Quqau rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c4
So far, the writing is extremely consistent, and the concept is solid. It seems that despite this being the author's first piece of writing, the writing isn't amateurish at all. I have high hopes for this novel, and I really appreciate 100 White Salts Translations for translating this!
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scribbledoutname
scribbledoutname rated it
April 1, 2019
Status: --
This is torture, I need more!

It's early days but the story has a really engaging opening. I look forward to seeing the full extent of the MC's abilities and where this goes.
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asaade
asaade rated it
July 17, 2020
Status: c36
edgy guy to someone with a generic hero syndrome, the first few chapters is good killing himself to kill that murderer and he's selfish but smart and he wants to get strong but it change in after a dozen chapter he became another generic MC with a hero syndrome, its just like a copy of arifureta.

also he got a skill from the sword saint and got a ghost tutor who pass the 99 floor and instead of learning the sword to be strong he discarded it
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HelluvaReader
HelluvaReader rated it
April 5, 2019
Status: c1
5 stars for how beautiful it looks. Damn the translators have done a great job at making the novel visually appealing, its almost like a manga...

Haven't seen many suicide skill novels So gonna give this a try.

Damn it's on hold now. Seems like there is some dispute.
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Doutei-Sama
Doutei-Sama rated it
April 5, 2019
Status: v1c5
It has only been five chapter in and I am absolutely hooked. The MC is either insane to be able to do what he did or he turn insane after doing for so long. Here is for hoping this novel only get better later on.
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evvoiathssofias
evvoiathssofias rated it
July 27, 2020
Status: c36
MC kinda s*upid, like, okay, fine ur 'almost' killed by the number 1 ranker twice and both times they hate a person who's actually a witch, but since u dont like this number 1 guy, u side with the witch? Enemy of your enemy isnt ur friend my dude. He even hears about how the witch tried to have number 1 guy poisoned the first time, but he just hates him indiscriminately.
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