The Darkness Was Comfortable for Me

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“I will have the 1,000 people I have chosen go to a parallel world.”

Chaos spread once those words of God were displayed to the whole world.

Kurose Hikaru, whose childhood friend had been chosen, was killed together with her on the same day she was supposed to be transferred. However, for some reason, Hikaru didn’t die and, even though he wasn’t chosen at first, he ended up as one of the [Otherworlders that will have all their actions live broadcasted to Earth].

Transferred without any preparations at all to that accursed land, he faced threats innumerable times and somehow managed to survive with his Gift, the Dark Spirit Abilities.

“I must not die. I am sure the people on Earth are all rooting for me after all…”

This is the story of a young boy who is tossed about by the gazes of the viewers, yet eventually manages to raise his head and walk forward.

Associated Names
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Ore Niwa Kono Kuragari ga Kokochu Yokatta
俺にはこの暗がりが心地よかった
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
08/01/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c79c79
07/28/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c77-78
07/27/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c76
07/26/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c75
07/23/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c74
07/22/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c72-73
07/19/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c70-71
07/19/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c68-69
07/18/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c66-67
07/14/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c65
07/13/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c64
07/12/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c63
07/11/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c61-62
07/09/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c60
07/09/21 Reigokai: Isekai... c59
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Zythnel
New Zythnel rated it
July 29, 2021
Status: c23
Reading this novel just reminded why I stay the hell away from Japanese isekai novels.

Leave it to the Japan to write the most blandest, ret*rded, wimp MCs who gets rewarded for doing absolutely nothing. How the MC have over 500 million viewers daily when he has the charisma of a goddamn ant? He does nothing interesting and just runs straight in line every night by spamming his cloaking skill. Did I say the MC is bland? I probably read all the novels in the top 100 here and I gotta... more>> hand it this dude. He doesn't take any initiative at all and the epitome of beta cuck. He absolutely has zero personality.

Aside from the MC, everything about this isekai novel is just cookie cutter tr*sh that's been done over and over again. There's no unique stuff about it and the novel screams like your typical harem tr*sh isekai. The forum love broadcast thing which is everyone is gushing about has been done better with the likes of Supremacy Games and Omniscient Reader.

This being so high up here doesn't even surprise me any more. Sh1t taste really is incurable. <<less
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miko458458
New miko458458 rated it
July 29, 2021
Status: c141
    • This novel has a unique premise for the an isekai and a well written albeit generic/generally predictable story.
    • The author makes the character easy to understand and have believable actions and motivations. Though one character introduced in the later untranslated chapters feels rather bland compared to the main duo.
    • The meta bulletin board interludes can be hit or miss for some people but they were a resounding success for me since I found them both comedic and a needed breather checkpoint after each dramatic event in the story.
  • I think what will make or break this novel for most people would be how much they care and sympathize for the MC and his situation. I can already imagine some people finding him to be too beta for their taste but I think that the events that led to his current predicament were well executed and made it realistic. I honestly felt real emotion and heartache when the first big plot twist was revealed which changed the MC's outlook significantly.
  • All in all, nothing ground breaking but a novel that's elevated by great writing.
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Nelanlan
Nelanlan rated it
April 21, 2021
Status: c70
I have read the raws to chapter 70 at the time of this review.

I enjoyed this series this far but there are some core components of this story that I find myself deeply disappointed by, especially because I believe there was great potential here.

Pros:

    • This does not come across as a cookie cutter isekai. While still adhering to the basic concepts of isekai, there isn't the overdone process of [dying -> meeting god and getting cheats -> getting harem member A -> joining the adventurer's guild -> rest of story].
    • The author makes the protagonist quite relatable or at least likeable enough through some great developments at the initial part of the story.
    • The magic system is somewhat fresh. While it could be fleshed out further, it is interesting to read about.
Cons:

    • The uniqueness of this story is that the MC and other transferrees are watched live by everyone around the earth. The author shows by using bulletin board chapters as seen in other stories with games. These chapters are mostly reaction chapters that react to developments by the MC and add information about what is happening on Earth or to other transferrees. In my opinion, this doesn't work very well as it only detracts from the MC's struggles and kills the atmosphere that was building in critical moments.
    • light spoilers about MC family members
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      The MC has two 12 year old sisters who are severe bro-cons while also knowing 8 languages. These sisters are seemingly capable of many ridiculous stunts. They only detract from the story in my opinion. An example of this is when in one chapter the MC is seriously wondering whether it is okay to have s*x with a woman he met and then the next the sisters are on the bulletin board thirsting for their brother.

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    • Despite a great beginning, the story stagnates afterwards. While it doesn't fall into cliches and there is slow personal development for the MC, we learn little about the world and don't face any actually important developments for a considerable number chapters.
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Navarog
Navarog rated it
July 5, 2021
Status: c56
Reigokai as always is a masterful translator, the quality is 10/10.

As for the story, it's also excellent. The plot is a little cliche, but it doesn't feel contrived. The world, although magical, is logical and believable, and the characters feel natural. It's not a masterpiece, but it's worth giving a shot
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Cnine
Cnine rated it
April 23, 2021
Status: --
Definitely rare isekai gem that you rarely found these days.

Spoiler

MC family is actually the main head of yakuza family and mc's grandpa is the current head.
-the twin sister is actually grooming their brother to become their ideal husband.

-the childhood friend is actually hidden possessive, yandere character (and MC has no idea about this)

-the comment from bulletin board is simply hilarious.

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benibomb
benibomb rated it
June 17, 2021
Status: c46
I quite like it, it's translation is very smooth and you can easily just read it for hours withouth realizing.

It starts off as one of the better written isekai op MC novels where MC starts off weak and gets strong pretty quick, I'm not sure about the tone it'll have as it just arrived at a big plot point for it but i'M optimistic
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Regume
Regume rated it
June 10, 2021
Status: c36
A well written novel which takes a very realistic approach towards a person suffering from trauma and depression, I am not very good in writing reviews so I'd recommend to atleast give this one a try. And moreover after ch 5 it's translated by our great translator Reigokei-sama so you're not gonna be having any trouble with confusing translations
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Bobwillrule
Bobwillrule rated it
June 6, 2021
Status: c33
The story is your typical isekai:

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Spoiler

Where MC gets thrown into a forest filled with monsters, gets points to upgrade stats/unlock abilities, you've probably seen this sometime in your life before.

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The point is that the isekai is actually good! The character development, world building, and action is all at the right place.

Spoiler

At least its not like the other terrible isekai where MC becomes op superman instantly by discovering some hidden abilities and hides his powers because he has chuunibyou.

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There is also scenes where you could read the Forums on earth, to see the people on Earth's thoughts, which is pretty interesting. Probably the main selling point of this novel.

Overall, This novel is worth your time to read and I greatly recommend it. <<less
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ErikHarrison
ErikHarrison rated it
May 10, 2021
Status: c87
I think the novel takes a fun premise and handles it well. Live streaming 1000 concurrent isekai shows is bound to be chaotic and entertaining. However we rarely get to see this concept in action.

This is mostly due to the author introducing elements that solve or deescalate conflicts before they even happen!

I will sum it up in the spoiler:
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Spoiler

"I isekai'd instead of my gf, people think I killed her and I'm struggling in this isekai"

A unique premise in a time tested trope, nice work Mr. Author. Our MC must deal with societal pressure and accusations while trying to survive. However such trails are neutered by his sisters/forum posts.


Man vs Society: His twin sisters have manipulated public opinion so any social worries are in his head. Most people believe he was innocent. There is no 'practical' way for the audience to negatively influence the MC, hence, no stakes.
Man vs World: Forums typically contain huge information dumps. Making forum chapters longer reads, breaking pacing. It also doesn't help immersion in our MC since I'm getting info he can't use.
The sisters in general are a net-negative on the series. They solve too many problems and take up too much word-count. Had they been removed or just regular bro-cons I think the pacing and conflicts would be better.
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Aho555
Aho555 rated it
July 20, 2021
Status: c161
Nice! Great that this has been picked up.

I highly recommend this. I found the 'live broadcast' twist on the formula very refreshing. Reading the responses to the MC's experiences in the other world makes it feel like you're experiencing the story with other people as well.

Other than that, the characters and world is very well fleshed out too.

Though it has the gritty feel and seriousness of those "stuck in crazy mastermind death game" stories, it's fun and interesting and never boring.

What an upgrade from this author's previous work.
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Yngvi
Yngvi rated it
June 10, 2021
Status: c56
Author does a great job, the MC is identifiable, readers feel that the character's pain, that makes us have great sympathy for him. Development is very slow, I believe this is good, as the protagonist gradually opens up to have relationships with other people and overcomes this "fear" of feeling observed with contemptuous looks.
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Yassaka
Yassaka rated it
May 27, 2021
Status: c25
First time writing a review.

Have to say, the story is fresh. It's an isekai troupe, but it gives me a new experience.

The Main Character is relatable and I believe the reader could feel the pain that the main character felt (or at least have sympathy for him).

Definitely worth to read, but the development is quite slow for now. The intersection part also bothering the main story, but gave you insight from other side.

All in all, I really enjoyed this novel.
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XtfrXpwNY
XtfrXpwNY rated it
May 9, 2021
Status: c152
A really great isekai, a recurrent part I found exceptionnally interesting is a slight spoiler

Spoiler

There are multiple transferees, and there lives are streamed 24/7 on earth, as such there are chapters focused on earth in the form of bulletin board where everyone talk about the transferee (a little like in 10 nen goshi no HikiNiito o Yamete Gaishutsushitara Jitaku goto Isekai ni Ten'ishiteta), and I found reading those chapters deeply increasing the immersion

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DropOnAMountainPond
DropOnAMountainPond rated it
June 3, 2021
Status: c31
If you like reading Reddit message boards, this is the one for you! About every 4th chapter is a solely a chapter of the Earth viewers commenting. Pretty realistic view of toxic internet trolls. So if that is what you love... then dig in! Other than that, and having a third of the first 30+ chapters being a mentally broken self-loath fest, it’s not bad.
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i1111991
i1111991 rated it
June 1, 2021
Status: --
Rating: 2.5

Spoiler

When his friend was killed, he ONLY feel sorrow, NO anger. The culprit not even getting caught yet! Its Like getting killed is something natural, like dying of old age or a natural disaster. I can't relate to this kind of maso MC at all.

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The only good point is unlike other s*upid story where everything will goes well for MC, at least it wont go that smooth for this MC.
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