The Cave King Will Live a Paradise Life -Becoming the Strongest With the Mining Skill?-

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Heal, the 17th prince of the Kingdom of Sanfaris was born with an unknown crest that he was unable to activate.

Because of this useless crest, he was relegated to being lord of a remote island by his father, the king.

Of course, there were no people there, nor were there any trees or plants. It was an island with just a single cave.

However, the moment that Heal picked up the pickaxe inside of the cave, the ‘Cave King’ crest was activated. Its effect was specializing in mining, allowing him to efficiently mine all kinds of ore.

Among the ore that could be mined on the island, there was even some ore that magic ability and ore that extended one’s lifespan…

Heal would become so engrossed in mining, that he would eventually create the strongest country.

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Doukutsuou kara Hajimeru Rakuen Life ~Bannou no Saikutsu Skill de Saikyou Ni-
洞窟王からはじめる楽園ライフ ~万能の採掘スキルで最強に~
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Krazyguy75
New Krazyguy75 rated it
March 18, 2021
Status: c142
Frankly I kept with this way too long. The initial joy of him discovering all these cool mining elements has long since disappeared, with the story switching to a generic town building plot. The mysteries were long since explained in generic exposition. There really was nothing left of interest after like 50-60 chapters, to be frank.

The humor also wasn't funny, the characters got less interesting, and the world more generic fantasy. Overall... bleh. Poor novel at best.
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Revilo
Revilo rated it
June 1, 2020
Status: c10
The thing about this novel is, It's too simple. It's so simpel that it's so predictable.

Now, I'm not saying this novel is bad, but this novel uses the same principle and format over-over and again. It uses the "Chekov's Gun" principle, which is the basic of basic to write a story. (I'm sure there are other principle that is more specific to this case.)

But seriously though... It's so simple that I don't know if it's bad or good. The other hundreds of novel that I have read, struggle for... more>> this kind of thing. But, this novel is playing it too safe. It's sticking it to the rule too much.

I just know, if the MC found an item, then; either the next chapter or the same chapter, it will appear a situation to use that item that MC just found.

"Well aren't you glad that you found an item which has a very specific use for a specific situation, right before that specific situation occurs?"

It's not a bad concept. But, if the author keep using the same format over-over again, then it will make the story predictable.

Every chapter will always be filled, "Oh, thank God the MC found this item a while ago, to use that item for specifically this kind of 'specific' situation." feeling. For us, the readers, this same feeling will always appear in every chapter.

(It's Deus Ex Machina!)

But... At the same time, this novel only just had a few chapters translated. It has potential to grow. So, I will keep reading it for now. <<less
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destitugni123
destitugni123 rated it
June 21, 2020
Status: c24
this your typical beta male MC who always apologizes and asks for forgiveness on every gawdamn thing even though he literary didn't have to, yep it's you typical MC who begging to be accepted type.

That said the plot is really interesting so does this world powers or skills. If you have endurance for this kind of thing then good if not then you have been warned lol
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IsekaiMe
IsekaiMe rated it
July 10, 2020
Status: c36
Yup, dropping this from the reading list. I was hoping for more of a crafting and kingdom building kind of story with interesting insight into bringing a bunch of lost people together. It started out kinda fun, but I'm starting to get a sense of the author's childish philosophy when it comes to race relations. I mean it's just too convenient and easy, but also suggests something rather insidious.

Up to the latest chapter, from what I gather, the author seems to think the solution to race relations is just simple:... more>>

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    • What's in the past is in the past. You can easily forgive that your races have murdered and been murdered by other races. Once you find a powerful enough "Master" and agree to be tamed by him (i.e. His s*aves) you can easily forget all past conflicts and live in harmony under your benevolent master.
    • The second thing about race relations from the author is even more insidious. This involves the evolution/ascension stones that grants a monster the immediate transformation into a higher form. Apparently all the "monster races" will desire to become the "master's race" to be of better use to him. So far, these stones have only been used to create potential waifus for the human master. 'Cuz you know it'd be gross if his waifus had monster race bodies instead of human race bodies.
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Think about that in terms of real world race relations. If you're ens*aved by a master race, you'd all get along. If you all desire to be like the master race, you'd be more useful. Seriously, wtf? <<less
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Cyanhart
Cyanhart rated it
July 9, 2020
Status: c15
Spectacularly incoherent!

There is no real plot, only a sad excuse of a MC fumbling around with no particular goal. In order for me to explain all the inadequacies of this novel, it would require text that would exceed it in both length, and in interest.
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thegreatlionfish
thegreatlionfish rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: c55
Another great book ruined by a limp d*ck dense MC. The premise is really good. The Side characters are really good too. The world building is great BUT the MC is just soooooo bad that I can't finish the story. This is not a Japanese guy sent to another world so I don't understand why the MC acts like the typical dense anime character.

I stopped reading around ch 55 but I tried to get back into it recently. I regretted my decision almost immediately. If you don't mind the typical... more>> anime dense MC trope then this is the book for you. <<less
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tyes77
tyes77 rated it
May 29, 2020
Status: c7
It's a good novel though be forewarned that it is fairly childish. For a exiled left for dead prince, he is quite naive. Not to mention the convenience of his power handwaves anything that may be a problem. My biggest issue would be

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how everyone in the novels seem to act so childish. He befriends random monsters instantly through take or communication. A goblin princess happens to crash land into his exiled island and he happen to have a special stone to cure her. What bullshit. I feel like this would happen alot so I won't be reviewing this any further.

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Fluffums
Fluffums rated it
August 21, 2020
Status: c50
Typical bland jp isekai power fantasy. With a s*ave familiar harem and an omnipotent ability, instant solutions to every problem, in fact usually he gets the solution right before the problem occurs.

With all that I'd normally give it a 3* because it basically does what it sets out to do, but this protagonist is way too... humble? He's a prince. Lord of the territory. He has a master-familiar contract with all but one of the inhabitants on the island. He's incredibly powerful and has provided food and shelter to every... more>> other character.

And yet, he won't even allow the girl he loves, who has told him she loves him, to wash his back in the bath? Any other time he has a chance to get closer to her, he avoids it with all his might. And without giving any real reason, either, whether it's to her or to the reader. He knows he loves her, he knows she at least likes him, but he keeps her at arm's length for no reason. That takes an already mediocre novel and turns it into tr*sh. For me. If you don't care about that sort of thing it's readable. <<less
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Lynxfury
Lynxfury rated it
May 30, 2020
Status: c100
There is a style of minecraft play where you start on a tiny isolated island with no other land available and build everything up from there. Its joy is found in building something big from something small and worthless. This novel is basically that concept in a world with skills and magic. I very much believe this story's author has played the game, or a similar one, this way at least once.

In the beginning, on an isolated rock that no one cares about, the protagonist is still in easy... more>> mode making for a nice relaxing slice of life. As the title includes the words "paradise life" and "becoming the strongest" most of the story is likely to be laid back with very convenient abilities and events, but there will probably eventually be politics and stuff when he gets big enough to be noticed. I expect the story to grow in complexity even as his abilities and island does. <<less
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MyRAMEN
MyRAMEN rated it
July 14, 2020
Status: c40
For an isekai type novel, it's surprisingly written good for this sub genre as most of them are tr*sh, however it still has some problems, like lack of tension/plot. In a way similar to "Ive Reincarnated as a Slime!??" novel (name something like that), but a little downgraded version.
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Littlereader_02
Littlereader_02 rated it
September 23, 2020
Status: c80
I am not sure what others were expecting, since it is a slife of life genre, it is a pretty good read. It has a simple plot and I think you should give it a try before judging it.

Spoiler

prince was banished from the kingdom to an island due to an oracle apparently and one thing led to another, he now has monster subjects and develops it until it will turn to a kingdom/empire. Although plot armor is thick on this novel.

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Your Friendly Online Reader
Your Friendly Online Reader rated it
September 12, 2020
Status: c73
The novel for me is good and it is upgraded praticaly evry day. I like the concept of evryone having a crest that give you special ability in various field. At the first it qas a little strange since rare materials keep popping up like nothing, but in reality it just the MC having the right crest at the right place, in the future it also explain the why there are so many things ammassed in one place. There are a lot of cliche, but they don't take so much... more>> of the story. <<less
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Welsonada
Welsonada rated it
September 11, 2020
Status: c74
So many writing their review for this novel and I still don't understand why this called as tr*sh. I honestly enjoy this story so far when so many novel similar to this struggle to make a story. A story that quite simple and easy to follow up is good novel, in my opinion.

So far the story involve the protagonist that was 'banished' from the kingdom and ended at the some island. Then using his power, he dig and found many things. He also meet some people from different races and... more>> work together with them for build the island.

Base from that summary, I can say that this novel easy to understand. Some people prefer to novel that quite serious with their plot, content, and character growth. That's not wrong, okay? But we cannot disregarding that when you read some novel that 'heavy', you will reach the point that you are bore with that novel and dropped it. In that point, I can recommend to read this novel.

In positive way, this novel bring some point that didn't notice by people, like the history of the island, 'special' slime, or every discovery when the protagonist or other dig. These thing can be some point that can bring appeal for the reader, combine with relaxed situation in this novel. However, this novel quite weak for plot and slow character growth and I personally just read for changing pace.

In conclusion, this novel still good with their development that easy for follow up, just don't hope too much for find 'heavy' plot or visible character growth. Just enjoy it for change pace and refresh situation. <<less
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Krabbs
Krabbs rated it
July 28, 2020
Status: c24
The story started out fine. It was like walking to the park, sitting on a bench and eating your sandwich and drinking a beverage named Rimuru Lite.

Then it reminds you that it has a typical Japanese MC. Oh god, the early parts of the story had almost made me forget.

  1. It was ass pull after ass pull
  2. Nevermind the basic emotions and logic, everybody should be mindless robots and be friends with each other because the MC says so.
  3. It was ass pull after ass pull
  4. Repeat items 1-3
This story had potential from... more>> the start but it fell to the trap of a typical Japanese MC.

"Power of Love and Friendship" <<less
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PrometheusXI
PrometheusXI rated it
June 24, 2020
Status: c26 part2
Well I can't say that everyone would like this novel, but for me it was a pretty good find.

The story was kinda unique for me, since I usually read novels where MC is so focused on revenge. The MC finds his new life goals to accomplish and friends to accompany him. Also the novel involves some world-building which is a plus for me...

I am certainly looking forward for future updates..
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Andrewc
Andrewc
January 9, 2021
Status: c128
Ok, too many negative reviews on this. Yes, this is cheesy wish fulfillment and it isn’t anything greatly original. Protagonist is viewed with low expectation but has special power which nobody understands but is secretly op. He is then kicked out to undesireable place which is actually secretly a figurative goldmine, well in this novel it’s literal and he is the minecrafter, I mean cave king. I enjoy it if you like this type, it isn’t great but it is consistent updates and pretty ok quality.
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unclebebby
unclebebby rated it
September 11, 2020
Status: c73
This is a slice of life story similar in ridiculousness like level 1 with S Drop and isekai nounka. There really aren't any serious conflicts that gets you fired up reading it and the world building happens haphazardly. However, if you enjoy silly stories and if you've read the manga and liked it, you'll probably enjoy this.
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Jish
Jish rated it
July 28, 2020
Status: c47
Shouldn't expect any hardcore plot in here or whatever. Essentially it's a slice of life isekai with Minecraft elements which is pretty novel. Everything's really predictable and gets resolved within 1 to 2 chapters and MC is cookie cutter protagonist who has next to no personality, but idk maybe it's just been a while since I've read slice of life but I like it so whatever.
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FRASH_18
FRASH_18 rated it
July 10, 2020
Status: v1c29
Um i've only read a few novels so I can't say much against these guys who are hating on this and are probably hardcore novel readers. However I reckon this novel is very good, definetly one of my favourites so far with not much pointless dialect and the plot isn't shit. This novel is very entertaining to me plus it gets updated very fast which is a good thing, nothing MC has done so far which pissed me off and I like how every chp he discovers more stuff while... more>> mining, its like going through a cereal box to get the new collectible card everyones collecting :) <<less
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Memory325
Memory325 rated it
September 3, 2020
Status: c66
I mean, I enjoy reading it since its pretty lighthearted. Its nothing really intense and it's just about a dude and others living on some random island after being casted out.

Just because I enjoyed it doesnt mean its something I can really suggest though. Its doesnt really have a plot to me. Its just about a dude that is mining and whenever the author wants something to happen he adds in like a new stone that can do something.

Additionally, the MC is like most isekai MC where they are just... more>> absurdly overpowered, with a harem that doesnt really quite make sense (
Spoiler

Like how a slime is actually holding in the spirit of a beautiful woman. Like, why?

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Again, its a releaxed read with just random stuff happening. Its got some cute characters like
Spoiler

The baby kobold

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. Don't read it if your expecting a really good plot since I cant say this has one. If your not looking for a plot but just a random isekai then sure go ahead. <<less
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albreo
albreo rated it
August 1, 2020
Status: c50
There were simply too many characters introduced that this novel turns into mush. There is nothing going on, no goal, no premise of a great story, no epic adventure, just a badly written slice of life.

Every aspect is rushing too much. A newly introduced character only got, at most, 2 chapters worth of screen time, no in-depth background story, no proper description, got named then immediately turn into a background character. Events come and go very quickly which makes all of them insignificant such as the Levithan battle that end... more>> in the most let down ever. The plan of construction on the most important location in the story, the island, is totally vague no one knows where is where. His mining ability is also stagnant for some time now (I'm looking at you Kuma Bear that forgot to level up for 200 chapters).

You can read it to kill time but I'm not going to recommend it to anyone. <<less
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