Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (WN)

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A man is stabbed by a robber on the run after pushing his coworker and his coworker’s new fiance out of the way. As he lays dying, bleeding on the ground, he hears a voice. This voice is strange and interprets his dying regret of being a virgin by giving him the [Great Sage] unique skill! Is he being made fun of ?!

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (WN) average rating 4.4/5 - 891 user ratings
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Regarding Reincarnated to Slime
Tensei Shitara Suraimu datta Kudan
That time i got reincarnated as a slime
关于我转生后成为史莱姆的那件事简介
転生したらスライムだった件
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Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (LN) (Light Novel)
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Mitsuo
New Mitsuo rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: c221
Truthfully this story's become pretty boring. The jokes are starting to get lame, the suspense factor is non-existent and the development can be seen a mile away. All that's left is for Remuru to defeat the bad guy and take his throne. Also the romance has dried up (there was none to begin with) and the only purpose of the upcoming chapters seem to be to show how great and awe-inspiring out little slime is. In the end I stand firm in one thing; Ceil-Sensei is the best!
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ieh
New ieh rated it
December 4, 2017
Status: --
The story has potential but is quickly overwhelmed by the erratic change of pace/tone by the author. The start is pretty well paced and fleshed out but quickly goes off the rails when the author throws every shonen cliche at the wall hoping something sticks.

MC goes from cute slime monster trying to build a peaceful equal city to mercilessly murdering tens of thousands of people back to a happy go lucky slice of life oh my pet dragon rampaged on accident but killed no one.

Also way, way, way too much... more>> backstory of every character even if they appear for 1 chapter and quickly die. It's followed by chapters of backstory then you never hear about them ever again. The Ogres and demon lords who make up a large part of the story has very little character. The ogres are instantly Japanese-esq and just blindly follow MC's orders. While the demon lords are either comically evil or moe lolicon comedy characters.

Useless tournament arc where nothing happens, a dungeon building arc where nothing happens, Adventures guild arc about teaching little kids that goes nowhere. Not to mention the other problems of comedy computer sage that does all the fighting and thinking for the MC. A loveless weird kiddy story filled with bouts of extreme violence as the story suddenly ramps up power levels because it's time for the climax! <<less
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okeyna
okeyna rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: c140
Good story but authors writing gets worst as the story progress. He talks about a lot of bullsh*t that makes no sense to the story and take like a whole chapter to convey what can be done in a single paragraph
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keklel
keklel rated it
May 9, 2016
Status: --
Currently on chapter 144. I don’t get why people are downvoting this novel just because the MC is a slime and “can’t have s*x”. It’s explicitly stated in this story that you can transfer souls and take possession of other bodies so it’s really a trivial trick for the MC to take possession of a male body and have s*x with anyone he wants. The fact that the author can write an interesting story despite not having any s*x in it just makes it that much better.

> ‘pet’ dragon... more>> rampaged in an entire country in the past, but luckily didn’t kill anyone? How is that even possible, a giant dragon rampaging without taking a single life, it’s extremely weird and I stopped reading after that

I do think that is weird and also I wonder why Kagurazaka is acting so half-heartedly when plotting his world-destruction plan. The way Clayman acted as well was also very cardboard-villain-like. So yes this story feels very shounen-like and pretty much nobody important has died in all 144 chapters.

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Or maybe that’s just because the MC got lucky in this timeline and he got completely annihilated in the other timelines.

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Anyways you should not jump to conclusions and yes a few of the dragons and demon lords are actually very tame personalities (Milim is probably one of the few who really belong in a shounen story) but there are plenty of other characters in this story who have no qualms about killing innocent people.

Anyway.

The good:

1. Good balance of adventuring and nation-building. It gets boring when it’s one person fighting all the time and also when it’s just making political agreements (boring lol). Good thing this novel has arcs like, fending off an invasion, or rescuing some characters or whatever. Arcs are not identical to each other and the setting continually changes, in the beginning nobody knows about the MC whereas now everyone respects him, so the plot and setting do evolve.

2. Good power progression. MC starts off kind of weak and becomes one of the strongest in-universe pretty fast (within 70 chapters in fact). Given that the entire novel is only 250 chapters long, this is still pretty good. It’s not like the MC has no challenges ahead of him but he makes good progress.

3. Good worldbuilding. The limits of what magic spells can and cannot do are fairly well explained and how things work (souls and so on) are also quite detailed but not overly detailed, so you can understand what’s going on and see that the story appears to be overall largely self-consistent.

The bad:

1. The tournament was 9 chapters long and was really boring and inconsequential. The author could have summarized the tournament in 1 paragraph and it would have been fine. The whole thing was overly predictable and the outcome was already clear from the start. You could have literally just summed it up as “Diablo beats everyone except for Benimaru who gains a new power”. That’s it. No need to spend 9 chapters describing an inconsequential pissing contest.

2. Too much pissing around. Tournament arc was a good example of MC and his companions pissing around for tens of chapters on end. Moments like Shion’s terrible cooking repeated over and over. The slime going around eating cake, giving people useless artifacts, f**king around in the dungeon with Milim and Veldora and other “slice-of-life”-y kind of things. There are only 250 chapters and it’s only been 144 chapters and spending like 12 chapters pissing around kills the momentum of the story especially when there are actually important stuff happening, like, war preparation.

3. Too much useless backstory. Random characters like the kids, otherworlders who have barely anything to do with the story do not need to have their backstories inserted into this 250-chapter novel. Did we really need to know Shizu and Hinata’s backstory? You could have explained that in a sentence. “Shizu was Hinata’s guardian/teacher”. That’s it. No need to spend chapters going over irrelevant characters who died as soon as they appeared and have nothing to do with the rest of the story.

4. Too many characters who aren’t fleshed out. Well this is debatable. Most of the major characters (Benimaru, Souei, Hakuro etc) have no discernible personality. Given their importance to the story it is a bit jarring. The chapter count might be too low to have many fleshed out characters but take Shion as an example. All we really know about Shion is that her cooking is bad and she wants to get good at it, she is impatient and she likes kids. That’s not really much to go on and it’s been over 100 chapters after she was introduced and she’s in almost every chapter. On the flip side you could say she’s just a kid and doesn’t really have much personality. Most characters are like this. There are random side characters like Bester and Beretta and after not seeing them for over 50 chapters when they’re re-introduced you’re like “Huh? Who’s this guy again?”. So that’s one of the problems is that random people who do not have much relevance to the story are given names and text describing their thoughts and feelings but they aren’t really fleshed out enough to make the reader care. Like, if Bester or Beretta died I’m sure the reaction from readers would be “huh? Who’s that?”. On the other hand Diablo and Raphael feel more like actual characters, even though Raphael doesn’t even have a backstory and Diablo’s “backstory” was glossed over in one sentence. In short what I’m trying to say is that the story has too many characters who don’t feel like real characters and the author should just cut them out. On the other hand actual “important” characters like Benimaru, Hakuro and Souei should get more fleshing out than just “stereotypical general”, “stereotypical swordsman” and “stereotypical ninja”. They literally have nothing outside of obeying orders. There’s no personality whatsoever. Even Raphael who is literally just an ability that the MC has, has more personality than these ogres. I’m hoping in later chapters they will acquire a personality but probably we’ll just get more random demon lord/otherworlder backstory.

5. Also I really hate Hinata. Her entire character, personality, backstory, and even her abilities are just awful. The terribad pointless crammed-in s*x scene for no f**king reason. Her “Mathematician” ability that’s basically just a downgraded version of Sage. Her fake “religiousness” and arrogant attitude. What a godawful character, beyond all hope of redemption. <<less
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Recklezz
Recklezz rated it
April 11, 2016
Status: --
I really enjoyed the novel, though I must say I've got a few problems with it.

The MC is a good guy, the same cookie-cutter hero. Yes, he is in a "villain's" body but still he is righteous for those around him. The story is great and enjoyable, except for small exceptions it is not complex at all, like most light novels from Japan.

What I don't get is the author:

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The author has really made some weird decisions, making the MC gender-less, while having a romance tag? The MC doesn't interact romantically with the females at all. Heck, he even got a Great Sage title for being virgin at 37, but he is born gender-less? Also the author is inconsistent with his rating (violence, s*x etc.) The author is clearly against violence and murder. Some chapters/arcs the MC kills a lot of dudes. But others the story is made for kids, hit 'pet' dragon rampaged in an entire country in the past, but luckily didn't kill anyone? How is that even possible, a giant dragon rampaging without taking a single life, it's extremely weird and I stopped reading after that. Also the author put in pointless s*x-references with Hinata and her partner. The MC doesn't get any action, why would you only let one side character get actions?

Enough rambling by me.

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The story is good overall, don't take that romance tag seriously, and the seinen tag is inconsistent. Enjoy the story 3/5 for me. <<less
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Immoral Peach
Immoral Peach rated it
March 22, 2016
Status: --
I am enjoying it so far.

The MC is likable, intelligent and is not a ("I will be a harem King idiot"). Although he was naive with the, do not attack humans rule.
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jkmessah
jkmessah rated it
August 13, 2016
Status: c162
I really enjoy this novel. It's not my first Japanese LN, but it's one of the very few that I still read and look forward to. I tried reading those popular ones, like Arifureta or Shield Hero, along with other similar reincarnation/other world types but somehow those seem a lot more... repetitive?

I'm not saying that Slime isn't entirely repetitive, it does have that constant increase in powers, crazily strong allies, enemies dumb enough to provoke him. But I enjoy that it doesn't stay at just that.
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I like how he literally creates his own country and tries to get it to be as modern as present day Japan. Which is ridiculous in the context of the novel as they were in medieval times.

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They don't focus on how he hates the world, or other people, just doing his thing with his own ridiculously OP buddies. I also appreciate the lack of harem (though some will disagree). I think it means that all the other characters get some time to grow a bit.

I'm sure that people drop this for the reasons that I keep reading, but it's down to personal choice and preference anyways. It's 5 stars for me due to my own personal enjoyment of the WN, so I urge people to try it out if you're curious. <<less
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Skoonting
Skoonting rated it
September 30, 2016
Status: --
The story was pretty good for a while, but the quality steadily drops until it hits rock bottom at the tournament arc around chapter 97. There's a lot of criticisms that can be directed towards this WN, most of which has already been addressed by other reviewers. The cookie cutter personalities of the side characters, the author that seems to be confused about making the novel mature or kids friendly, terrible pacing with lots of pointless filler etc etc. However, my main problem isn't really any of those, though... more>> they are big problems. My main problem is that at this point, is there even a point in the character being a slime? I mean, isn't that the point of this story, that the MC is a slime? But at this point he's basically just a genderless human with blue hair and shapeshifting abilities. <<less
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DSteel
DSteel rated it
July 8, 2016
Status: c137
Please stop at chapter 97. Poor author got hit with tournament arc and timey whimey shenanigans and never recovered.

The story that started strong and engaging sadly grinds to a halt at around chapter 104 to indulge in a pretty boring and cliched tournament to then crash and burn, mangling in the process the concept of a straight narrative, with the inclusion of time travel.
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Zalpha
Zalpha rated it
September 25, 2016
Status: c182
One of the best stories I have read. It is unique and I love everything about the story. This story made me love slimes (before I thought nothing of them).
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Silveus
Silveus rated it
December 12, 2016
Status: --
It started out really good, at least plot wise. It had some issues, and some of those issues might be from the translators, but it was a really enjoyable read at the start.

Then... it kinda went downhill.

The plot got overly convoluted, requiring massive explanations, and they didn't come off well. Again, this might be an issue with the translation. But chapters shouldn't be devoted to explaining some kind of hyper-complicated explanation for why person ABC can do XYZ.

The other issue I had, was power levels increased WAY too rapidly later... more>> on. we went, 5 to 10, to 17, to 25, to 35, to 50, to 100, to 5.34 x 10^49

The levels of relative strength increased so much, that making a comparison between two people was impossible and pointless.

If one dude is a champion fighter, and the other is the strongest knight who bare handedly fights trolls, I can wrap my head around how strong these people are. If you tell me one of them punches time, and the other eats black holes, I have no idea anymore. Worse, everyone increases in power by orders of magnitude in short periods of time, making any guess at who's stronger pointless within chapters. <<less
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Vrethalya
Vrethalya rated it
March 25, 2016
Status: --
This is a story about a slime who is ascending to every monster's dream. Making a town filled with monsters, that is. The author really does a good job with minding the little details, and know where he want to take his creation in to.

MC is not a hero, nor a typical hero stereotype who will save anyone in need. He is a pacifist but willing to do anything in order to protect the town and his family. Not a wimp, just a naive who is used to the usual... more>> peaceful day.

MC and his companion is OP, but there's still many character who is able to squash them flat. The humor is nice, the story line is very enjoyable, characters are very colorful and lovable and the action is definitely enjoyable and not confusing (there will be many large scale battle being depicted).

There is a harem potential, but the author turns it in a way that I'm starting to think the MC as a fatherly figure (wellp, he's old guy and a gender less slime, what do you expect?). Character interaction is very enjoyable and the side story definitely worth the time.

Be warned though, sometime the translation quality would be a bit crummy (but the translator's quality definitely improves overtime, and is doing a good job in this recent chapters), but you can seek enlightenment on the comment section. <<less
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Zerocool
Zerocool rated it
October 22, 2017
Status: c185
I didnt think could drop this story when I started, I read every chapter of the first arcs and remember how nice it was but after it starts to become boring and get to a point when I cant avoid but say is really the same author??
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In a point starts to make a lot of characters that looks interesting but dont develop any like the demons that summon Diablo or the Lords in the laberinth Zegion and company, The villan Yuki is a crap his story is a crap hinata is a crap his story make no sense the same like Yuki the characters in his surroundings are crap, the first hero of humankind in that world and his story was a totally bullsh*t even tough a few deaths will be sad and alike in a war dont put any and give perfect victorys is a foolishness the MC instead of learn from the death of Shion and the others keep going easy with his enemys and show mercy to people like those from the empire that dont deserve it they go with the intention of conquer and didnt have any motive for atack him or to the other countrys

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digbick
digbick rated it
October 13, 2017
Status: c194
Beginning was good, through the end was bad, dropped @c194

Too many plot holes.

Main antagonist - the author tried very hard to make him seem "clever" or "schemer" but its due to plot holes and even the no.2 strongest can be controlled.

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the author created some "time paradox" to add some spice but doesnt really fit with the story. Its was just forced into the story to create something that feel awesome and wise, but no!

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the main antagonist controlled the strongest hero but for only 3 times, the author loses count of that 3 time command, lmao

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a strong friend was always away every time there will be fighting, like a "loli gildarts" but you know gildarts is away for some quest or training but that loli friend was just doing some unexplained homework, but shes supposed to be a "carefree" character

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Conclusion:

The author came a with a unique plot at the beginning (reincarnated as a slime), gather some awesome story parts from other novel like "time paradox" "scheming, controlling villain" "7 deadly sins" those were cooked together and created a bitter taste (plot holes).

The kingdom building is good though, fun read to kill time, so I gave it a 3/5 rating. <<less
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chucke
chucke
July 18, 2017
Status: c172
I won't rank this novel - at least until I complete (leave as default) - but I'll write a review now because it is getting worse.

It is simple story about how MC get powers from left and right, overpowering everybody, granting unimaginable powers to his comrades.

My problem with that novel is that there is no feel of threat to the team of MC. I mean really. The longer you read the more you feel it. Author is trying to make a suspense and it worked but "full me once -... more>> shame on you, full me twice - shame on me". If somebody died on MC's side - he will be revived

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Granted Rimuru can do that himself lol

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His comrades will be much stronger, rivaling strongest powerhouses (not top 2 of course at least for now), MC's abilities will be enhanced, he will become stronger in no time, getting powers left and right. Strong characters pop left and right on MC's side while he is not even trying.

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Of course he had his Great Sage which after evolving couple of times became truly a cheat.

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First conflicts were decent, the latter it will more like

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Oh somebody attacked - oh whatever, nobody will die anyway, MC will win anyway with little trying

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Author's approach is more like nothing bad can happen to main cast <<less
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Khrail
Khrail rated it
May 15, 2017
Status: c162
Very interesting start, interesting path choice but too fast development, sometimes pointless stuff, the story had too much potential but is rushed, 250 chapters are too few, a pity. It would deserve to be 5 star if were build slowlier and better but only deservers 2-3 stars like this.

Interesting stuff right there, boring stuff right there, rushing story rigth there, kawaii characters right there, industry-made characters right there, some jokes right there, OP MC right there, unbalanced allies rigth there, a failed try to make a deep novel right there,... more>> too much wasted potential, but hey, still worth for a 1 shot novel, enjoy. <<less
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Enutas maph
Enutas maph rated it
April 1, 2017
Status: c192
It's plot is great. The character development is stable. Speed of the plot goes up and down and nothing becomes too confusing unless it's meant to be. The MC has fluctuating mood of really kind and very cruel. Overall great. ;)

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Ruckkus
Ruckkus rated it
March 16, 2017
Status: c200
Pretty cool story. MC reincarnates as a slime. Hears voice of god, learns skills, gets OP fast. Instead of the typical harem BS, the MC starts a monster town, then village, then city, then country.

Personality-wise, the MC is capable, not a whiny little b*tch like a lot of other MC's. Not overly self-righteous either.

The only downside is that in the later chapters, it starts to feel like you are reading a summary. There is less dialogue, less presently occurring events, and everything starts to feel like a daily report on... more>> how the country is doing. <<less
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GregLuck
GregLuck rated it
January 12, 2017
Status: c198
The premises is good and it have lots of plot twist, unlike your ordinary expected turn of event.

Although it have too much of a happy-go-lucky vibe in it, it unexpectedly good. The main point of interest is the plot twist, not the struggle of MC.

Good read if I must say.

The downside is only the translation is slow and barely acceptable.
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captain crunch
captain crunch rated it
December 30, 2016
Status: c207
Updated Rating: 3.5 - 4 stars, Translation: 4/5

(My reviews may sound negative, but I'm just listing reasons why I didn't give 5 stars.)

[[5 star = almost all readers will enjoy. 4 star = large majority of readers will enjoy. 3 star = 50/50 of readers will enjoy. 2 star = a niche audience will enjoy. 1 star = maybe portion of niche audience will enjoy.]]

[[5/5 = Infrequent minor errors. 4/5 = Frequent minor errors or infrequent major errors, no difficulty to read. 3/5 = Frequent major errors,... more>> some difficulty to read. 2/5 = Difficult to read. 1/5 = Unreadable.]]

A virgin salaryman is stabbed and dies when saving his coworker from a robber. As he dies, he hears a strange announcement voice giving him game-like abilities and titles (slightly overpowered) in response to his last thoughts. Then he reincarnates into a fantasy world as a lowly slime.

The story features: Reincarnation as a slime, fantasy RPG world, demi-humans, demons, game-like magic/combat system, MC rapidly leveling up, kingdom-building. There is some flirting with female sidekicks, but no real romance.

The story interested me because the MC starts out as the weakest monster, but with the help of his main cheat abilities (absorbing skills from defeated monsters, inventory space, and sort of A.I. Assisted analysis), he rapidly powers up and gathers allies, eventually building his own monster kingdom. Various arcs center around his progression, challenges (which usually scales up with his power). It's fairly lighthearted, and MC makes friends with most people/monsters he meets.

Some main issues I had was "jumping the shark" and the pacing, in the mid to late arcs. Sometimes, it felt like the author ran out of ideas, so then he took the story in some weird direction in an attempt to make it more interesting. Or maybe it seemed like the author wasn't sure how to end an arc or scene, so a climax might turn into deus ex machina explanation. These can feel out of place or confusing. For the pacing, MC levels up very fast. But then for the final few arcs, it seemed like the author slowed down a lot of the combat. It felt like DBZ: too much talking and narration and not a lot of new ideas.

Some minor issues: There are a lot of sidekicks. Some appear out of nowhere with no origin story. I often forget who some of them are. There's no romance or harem, even though the author makes a point to describe how attractive the female subordinates are.

Initially, I gave this a 4-4.5 stars on my scale, because I thought a very large majority of readers would enjoy this series. Toward the end, I think those 2 big issues I mentioned might turn off some readers. But most readers who have been following this story until the final arcs probably would keep reading until the end. So I slightly reduced the rating to 3.5-4: still a significant majority might enjoy this series.

Other: This is the WN. I heard the LN has some significant changes, but the LN translation is way behind the WN translation. There are 250 chapters, and it's almost over at chapter 207, at the time of this updated review. <<less
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lungshao
lungshao rated it
November 3, 2017
Status: c250
Fun read but long winded. I'm still trying to get over the whole "essay" format writing of Light novels.

The long winded-ness was annoying but especially annoying when in the middle of a battle scene. Waaaaay too much unnecessary thoughts, assumptions, etc.
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Kattz
Kattz
October 12, 2017
Status: c22
A great, unique, and interesting story but very frustrating.

You can't actually read it because most of the chapters can't be read due to one of the translators having taken down their site.

Hopefullythis will be fixed soon but as it's currently stands, unless you are far ahead in the WN, it's unreadable and you'll have to wait for the current translator to fix this. Though they seem to be trying to finish the rest of the novel before anything so... That might be a while.
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