The Duke’s Eldest Son Escaped to the Military


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Lee Junghoo died in a car accident. He braved each and every hardships in Jaiden’s body in hopes that he would survive once he cleared the game of the gods but just when the Empire’s strongest family was about to fall and killed by the monsters…

[The Beta Test has been completed.]

Based on these words, it seemed like he still had another chance.

1 Stop the destruction of the continent.

2 Survive until the age of 35.

He was given these two main quests. He had tried to finish the first one during the beta test. However, he realized that there was no solution to this problem. So this time, he was going to pick the second.

And the first step for him to achieve this was to leave this crazy family of his.

“Maybe the answer is running away from home?”

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10/26/21 woopread translations c83c83
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18 Reviews

New Extra07
Oct 18, 2021
Status: c119
Actually, I want to rate this novel at 9/10 but Novel Updates doesn't have that kind of rating system so I put 5/5 as my rating so that it doesn't downgrade it so much.

First of all, I hate to admit it but I very much disagree with most of the reviews here. The reason?

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1. Okay, fair enough. The plot didn't actually thickens and have very many cliches from the beginning to the end. Despite having such, it was decent. Not all of people hate cliches. There are a lot of them yet, there are also many people who dislike cliches such as this. (Y'all know SL? Yeah. Almost everybody knows and you know how a few of SL fans would say "This is a carbon copy of SL!" whenever manhwas or Korean novels have the word 'Necromancer' in MC's job? Yeah, exactly.) It was a matter of personal tastes. For me, this novel, which has a lot cliches, I mean, a lot, is my very cup of tea. Cuz' you know what? This novel brought out the cliche on a whole different level. (In my opinion anyway)

2. The characters. Though it seemed as if all the characters except our MC were described and portrayed lukewarmly by the author, they still left somewhat deep impressions on me. It's not wrong to say that the characters were all boring. In fact, you have every right to do so. The MC himself is not your usual MC who would bulldoze everything his way. He struggled tremendously, worked harder than anyone, smart but sometimes an airhead and he pave down his own path little by little with other characters' helps. It might seem that the side characters here are just used as fodders but they aren't. It was amazing in itself that the author didn't actually kill them off.

3. Setting and world building. Honestly, when I saw the reviews which were saying that the world building sucks to the point I got tired of it, I thought 'Welp, it does seem that way.' I mean, who would do something like... recruiting someone with the early age of 9 to become a human weapon? 'They're still kids!', is what most of you thought but the academy had its reason too. As you know, just from the summary alone, the world MC lives in isn't a very exactly peaceful place now is it? I know where they're coming from God's Game or whatever it is, was making the whole continent burnt down to the ashes with almost no reason at all. The MC's objective was to survive, right? That was why he left his family and many people question as to why he would join a freaking army that has the most difficulty if he escaped his family in order to protect himself. First of all, if he did do to an ordinary military, he had no reason at all to join a military in the first place because you know what? He knew fully well why he did it. In the future, if he ended up with just joining an ordinary military, he would certainly become monsters' meal without fail. Furthermore, that body of his was talentless and that's exactly why he joined the hardest and most dangerous academy out of all academies existed in the empire, that is... to hone his skill. Without the academy to push him to his limits, he would end just the way he ended up in his past life. Forcing through the fifth stage and making it incomplete which was one of the reason why he died. It all actually make sense if you think about it.

4. And... Bruh. Why did so many people complain about the translation? Heck, I prefer the translation the way it is! There are so many phrases and slangs that are hard to translate to english. For example, Jjambap. The translators use this quite a bit. Well, a lot actually. However, the word Jjambap itself has long definition and instead of using just 'Experience' which doesn't even define the meaning of Jjambap. The translator used this word to explain the situation further than just with the word 'experience'. Make sense, right?


Give it a read until 60+ chapters or so before you decide whether you want to continue reading or not. Cuz' this novel has so much potential ahead. <<less
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Mt Tai
New Mt Tai
Oct 18, 2021
Status: c24
The premise seemed so interesting but the author is just not a talented writer. The characters all feel two dimensional and I feel no connection to them whatsoever. The action seems are anticlimactic and nothing ever feels like it has stakes. The world building, plot, and pacing seem good but the whole thing feels empty and it makes it a pain to read.
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Aug 17, 2021
Status: c218
At first it was very interesting,

at one point it felt like he's collecting Pokemon, with a repetitive pattern in events. But still an interesting read if you get past that point.
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Sep 22, 2021
Status: --
The author clearly never heard of the saying "Show, don't tell".
Had to stop reading it after a few dozen chapters because, honestly this feels more like a extensive summary than a story that I am able to experience and lose myself into.
Gonna leave this unrated, guess I just wanted to rant a bit for the time I wasted on this.
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Sep 23, 2021
Status: c40
Boring. 90% of the novel is just other characters praising the gary-stue protagonist: "Wow, even though he's just 12 years old he's already so strong/smart/thoughtful. I'm sure he will become a great figure in the future!." Rinse and repeat for 40 chapters.
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Sep 23, 2021
Status: c40
First, let's go over the one thing that has been annoying me by no small extent. The translation.

I'm always thankful to anyone that translates a novel, and, as such, I'm thankful to WoopRead for translating this novel. With that said, unfortunately, this translator feels like a child that learned a new word and uses it all the time. What word? There are two. The first is "Rolling" and the second is "To eat jjambap". You will see these 2 words on average 8 times per chapter. I'm serious. Anything that... more>> they have to do, is considered "Rolling" and anyone who has any kind of experience or lack of experience is "To eat jjambap". An example:

"I’m sure you’re the one who will do the best since you have eaten the most jjambap (you are the most experienced), right?"

"This was a place where rolling around (working) alone did not make any sense."

To give you a sense, in Chapter 40 (the latest one), the word Roll is used 16 times and the word jjambap is used 5 times. This gets very annoying, very quickly. But, as long as you can ignore this, then the translation is fine.

Now, to the Novel itself. The Novel is a standard Isekai, where the main Characters gets thrown into a world and as to survive the dangers of the world. The novel starts at the end of his first time (a.k.a. The Beta), then, once it ends, he is sent back to the very start to do the "Real deal". His Character is a noble that is average at best, but of a lunatic family that worships strength. Thus, he decides to leave the family and join the Army, since he would be able to become stronger and not have to deal with everything related to the family (danger and politics).

The reason I give this novel a 3, is that, even though that was his objective, he joins the hardest army (Northeast) and gets embroiled into a political battle. So what was the point of not staying with his family? Anyway, the novel is a pretty solid Isekai. So if you don't have anything better to read, I recommend reading this novel. <<less
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Sep 08, 2021
Status: c23
I like it, MC is likeable, story is okay, pacing is also good. There aren't much info on the side characters but I'm hoping that'll come up later on the story.

We are constantly reminded that MC isn't talented or OP in the story, but he kinda is cause of his experience from his previous life and also gaining different titles from his new life. But hes not an OP ass kicking god which is what I like.

Currently MC is in the military academy and stuff are happening, I'm just waiting... more>> for MC to quickly grow up cause 9 year old kids aren't my thing
╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) ╭ <<less
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Oct 03, 2021
Status: c42
It started off quite promising with a war themed fantasy setting. Unfortunately it gets bogged down quite fast and the story / plot gets boring (and predictable?) as we know the "one thing" MC is thinking of is surviving by making his allies stronger before D-day (and this day is arriving at a snail pace...). Instead of making honing his skills or trying to make alliances with other powerful vassals in the empire / other foreign kingdoms, he is stuck at an outpost???

I would not recommend this for those that... more>> are looking for political intrigue and warfare, this feels more like a slice of life (growing up slowly in an academy with sword and magic theme). <<less
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Sep 28, 2021
Status: --
I am enjoying the story, however, it sometimes gets hard to read. Im not saying that the translation is bad, however, it only gives me the feeling that I want to put off reading it. Overall, the story isn't bad, and I love the way the MC does things. He's a very well written character, but I would've like the side characters to have more development. It's not perfect, but it's very good,
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Sep 27, 2021
Status: c44
Fun read when I’m bored, the translation is decent though can certainly be improved in sentence structures as well as vocabulary used to achieve better translations.

The actual novel itself is pretty interesting, with good world building and character development. Plot itself is pretty fun to go through.
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Sep 23, 2021
Status: c162
What I like about Korean novels is that they are short and concise, telling all the necessary plot movements even with the lack of character interaction (Japanese have too much instead though)

There is more on large scale wars, race fights and small politics

Another big plus is the MC not acting like a wimp, or anything unlike a regressor

I like how confident the MC is, fails when he need to, knows his deficiency like an adult, not like an OTUEE (OP ans whimpy) Japanese MC or I KNOW EVERYTHING FROM... more>> THE WEATHER TOMORROW TO YOUR DAILY PANTIES CHINESE MCs <<less
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Oct 12, 2021
Status: c50
It had a great start, a fantasy game world where the MC tries a completely different path after failing the first time, but it degrades overtime and gets repetitive, around c38-40 the author starts to use a slang (jjambap, I guess it refers to having experience, like life and practical experience) over and over again and put it on every possible phrase, it gets so annoying I just wish the translator used something else instead.

"This guy thinks he can fool me? he didn't eat enough jjambap!"

"He was able to skillfully... more>> sweep the snow to the sides thanks to years of eating enough jjambap."

"This bastard. Do you think you can do this as a sergeant just because you ate a lot of jjambap?"

I don't blame the translator for keeping the slang jjambab and the 'rolling' thing, its the novel author that overuses it too much, if it was just something on occasion then it would be fine, that slang is being used since chapter 12 and it was nothing much, but around chapter 40 it seems the author wants to test how many jjambaps and roll/rolling he can fit on a chapter or something...

It's f*cking annoying. <<less
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Sep 18, 2021
Status: c60
love the length of the chapter, there is no a single chapter that feels empty or unnecessary that I often saw in another novel.

another type of MC that have information from future to use it to his advantage. So far the author seem lack the ability to write a better character. Their interaction seems only for the plot to progress but it was not a deal breaker for me.

Not the perfect story, it can get better but it was a fun read :)
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Sep 16, 2021
Status: c32
I will edit this review once this novel accumulated more chapters. The story is going in a good direction and also, interesting. I would like to rate it 4.5 but since that is not an option - I'll keep it this way for now.

Give it a try and read. This might be your preference so I will still recommend it. There is still something to look forward.
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Sep 12, 2021
Status: c246
the story is a good plot, MC is okay not too OP from the beginning. But it’s kind of repetitive. It’s full of wars and wars neverending, some political conspiracies. Well overall it’s good but sometimes you may be bored
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Oct 14, 2021
Status: c60
The story's pretty good, and so is the pacing. The MC uses his head a lot, even if it's a bit forced how he knows the perfect solution to everything because of his regression.

There's a few problems with it, like how everyone treats the MC's opinions seriously from the get-go, or how they never properly question the MC's source of knowledge, but other than that, it's a fun read. I did have to pretend the MC was older than he actually was to keep reading though. Imagining a 12 year... more>> old kid berating a group of older men didn't really do it for me.

As a side note, if you decide to read this, I suggest getting used to the terms rolling and jjambap as soon as you can. The translator tries their very best to use those two terms as often as possible. <<less
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Oct 18, 2021
Status: c200
Plot:8/10 (it's good though it is a pretty generic plot)

Character: first 100 chapters (7/10), after 100 chapters, (2/10)

Setting: 4/10, basic setting as in genius MC in a world of idiots other than the good guys supporting him + they have no other motivation than supporting the protagonist.

Question for author: Why did the iq of the novel go down as the novel progressed?



  1. In the academy when the monsters attack which kind of person becomes famous like that? Especially in a place where monster attacks are frequent. (Its like saying Ronaldo/Messi was world famous all over his country for years for a goal he scored in high school? Or the class topper became a legend for scoring 100 in a really tough test)
  2. The other part is the one where the other kids have 0 motivation to work harder to get better than MC. They are freaking kids like massive balls of energy, and are idiotically overly competitive.
  3. It just wasn't realistic, like wouldn't it be smarter to train kids to be soldiers (still idiotic) away from the human eating animals? Like it's not like Harvard sends their students to be ceo's during college just cuz they want them to be succeful in the future.
  4. The MC as good as he seems to apear doesn't even want to save anyone just like a generic MC he just wants to clear anything and anybody in his path towards his goal and he does what alll MCs do, bulldoze everything against it, royal family, buldoze, enemy monsters, bulldoze, enemy alien overlords, buldoze, evil gods, bulldoze.
  5. This one isn't a fault in just this novel but life as a whole, dude our MC is no freakin serious. Very few adults and more but still few kids live like this--> wake up, study/work and study, exercise sleep. It just isnt normal, so having an MC like that just ain't normal, if he was in our era, his parents would just show him to a psychiatrist.
It was decent at first but still bad.

Just one question though, where do these authors get so many generic ideas from? One author gets an idea and all the others join him to start a writers movement or what?
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Kawaii Panda
Kawaii Panda
Oct 11, 2021
Status: --
I stopped halfway xD It was decent but I cant hell but get bored. Perhaps, it might be for the repetition scenarios or something. The MC is likable tho
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