The Principle of a Philosopher by Eternal Fool “Asley”

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When he was young, he had failed at the Magic Academy and was looked down by others.

However by chance, he discovered a mythological medicine, so he obtained an immortal body.

In order to get revenge on the people who made fun of him, he began researching magic and magical artifacts different from the academy. After 5000 years of research, he has become an ancient magic user before he noticed. 

The people he was seeking revenge were long gone, losing his purpose, Asley went on a journey to see the world after 5000 years with his familiar Pochi.

With an unexpected turn of events after helping many humans, he is now living at the magic academy.

A 5000 year old man with a young appearance Asley, how will he live his second life’s youth?

Associated Names
One entry per line
Yuukyuu no Gusha Asley no, Kenja no Susume
悠久の愚者アズリーの、賢者のすゝめ
悠久愚者阿兹利的贤者之道
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/09/19 Estelion’s Secret... c12
04/06/19 Estelion’s Secret... c11 part2 part2
04/06/19 Estelion’s Secret... c11 part2
04/06/19 Estelion’s Secret... c11 part1
04/05/19 Estelion’s Secret... c10
03/18/19 Estelion’s Secret... c9
02/18/19 Estelion’s Secret... c8
03/11/18 Estelion’s Secret... c7
03/11/18 Estelion’s Secret... c6
03/07/18 Estelion’s Secret... c5
03/03/18 Estelion’s Secret... c4
03/01/18 Estelion’s Secret... c3
08/03/17 Estelion’s Secret... c2
07/01/17 Estelion’s Secret... c1
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jpmrblood
New jpmrblood rated it
June 2, 2019
Status: c12
This is a unique translating strategy. The translator brought the novel and the comic as one reading content. It made the story cohesive.

I just need to get used to switch between reading comic bubble and reading the novel. Just getting used with reading from right to left in comic mode. Then, read left to right in novel.

A new experience for reading habit.

I give kudos to the translator's effort. The story is nice. The language is good.
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AndyDarren
AndyDarren rated it
March 11, 2019
Status: c5
Dissapointed.

Even if you can get past the not so great translation quality, the story itself isn't all that great.

First of all, literally every "chant" he uses is "Hoi hoi hoi no hoi *spell name*". Wtf is that?! That s**t is so freaking annoying to read! It's like he has eighth grade syndrome and a mental illness at the same time!

Next is a point that was already brought up and it's that the litrpg elements are just a defect in the plot, not only does it annoyingly quantise everything but it... more>> also makes it so that all the power the MC could've had from all his years of research is severly limited because of the stupid titles. Now he only amounts to a really good magician.

Lastly is what happened just before I stopped reading. So the MC want's to help the villagers whose well has dried up. You would think than someone who's been doing research for 5k years would come up with a clever idea like using earth and water magic to locate and create a new natural well right? Well you'd be wrong, because for some cocaphony reason, water magic can't be used without being near a water source?! Yet for some other even more cocaphony reason, ICE MAGIC CAN BE USED NO PROBLEM! The MC then proceeds to launch a giant ice chunk into the old well, chop it up using sword magic, and melt it using fire magic, lather rinse and repeat until the well is full and then problem solved UNTIL THE WELL GOES DRY AGAIN AND HE HAS TO REPEAT THE PROCESS! 'Clever Protagonist' my ass!

You know I wanted to give this novel a 3 star out of fairness since I've only read up to chapter 5 but the more I think on it the more I feel like it deserves a lower rating especially after the manga got my hopes up for nothing. <<less
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2Girls1Cupcake
2Girls1Cupcake rated it
November 2, 2018
Status: c7
The premise of this novel is great, a young man with low potential in magic becomes an immortal by chance, spends 5000 years learning magic and researching, after which he comes back out into the world that hasn't advanced but rather the opposite.

It's an awesome premise for the template of an op sage-like MC without any common sense and who has trouble dealing with other people, but rather than this it's just turned into a giant joke, he's basically useless because of the litRPG elements where he has horrible titles... more>> that lower his abilities and his personality is 2D at best.

The litRPG elements are horrible in themselves, they are there just as filler without any real depth, the editing of the translation is bad and the manga images thrown in is annoying as hell.

I expected better. <<less
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Nvelist
Nvelist rated it
April 6, 2018
Status: c6
I must say not bad. Although the title really indicate the MC is a fool. He is still smart, a strategist and calculated.

Always bantering with his familiar Siberian Husky Pochi but all fun and laughs even in the face of dangers.

A real slowpoke towards learning but never gives up even 5000 years passed.

I give this 8 out of 10 since MC is pretty slow towards change and realization. But still good as it gives a broader scene for him to regained his lost humanity of values, kindness, thoughtfulness, fairness and... more>> etc.. Over the 5000 years of his isolation from the rest of the world.

A worthy story. <<less
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YeYueLiang
YeYueLiang rated it
June 23, 2018
Status: c7
very funny.

I like the MC its not the typical good boy, also all indicate he Is a fool... I wait and see how he evolves. Well its very fuuny...

The familiar and MC combination form a good environment :3

I like the story and hope for More releases :3
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SuperAnimeGOD
SuperAnimeGOD rated it
March 27, 2018
Status: --
The story's concept is good, the translation however is awful. A combination of poor word choice and bad grammar make it a chore to read and the strange inclusion of manga pages between scenes is jarring at best.

Honestly if it were not for having found out that this is an actual person translating I would have assumed it was a machine translation from the horrid quality.

It's not a series worth going through the nonsense the translator has thrown in, so I am giving it 1 star.
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