The Reborn Otaku’s Code of Practice for the Apocalypse


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Lacking a pocket dimension, lacking a power, lacking a thigh to hug onto and the three life advantages (money, power, and looks), he had been cautiously living in the apocalypse for ten full years, getting closer to falling into the zombies’ mouths, but unexpectedly he had the bad luck to be caught in a fight between two gangs and die, it really left people feeling disappointed.

But when he opened his eyes, he had returned to a decade ago, three months before the apocalypse!

Like before he still lacked an ability, an ordinary person without a pocket dimension, but he did have ten full years of experience in living in the apocalypse! Even if he didn’t fight zombies, didn’t hunt monsters, he could still live a careful farming life in the safe zone.

Find a safe house, utilise all kinds of skills from his previous life to farm in exchange for meat, and if possible, find a person to peacefully spend the rest of his life with; ordinary people had their own ordinary little pieces of happiness.

Originally believing he had picked up a beauty he returned home to prepare a golden house, but on the contrary he was the one being pushed down……someone once said, whether it is people or matters, by no means can you only look at the surface!

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New ResidentialPsycho rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: c18
Thus far, this series has been very dry and focused on prepping. Oddly enough, it focuses on some details but leaves out the bigger questions. For instance, how is he toileting the dog if he never leaves the apartment??? So far, it's only focused on getting things together, planting, planning, etc. The MC doesn't have much personality; his only distinctive feature is that he blushes easily. There is minimal amounts of action, comedy, and gore, even though this is supposed to be an apocalyptic novel. Unfortunately, I'm dropping the series... more>> at this point. It doesn't have anything to catch or hold my interest. <<less
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New Tai Ping Princess rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: c168
I MTLed it and even though google translate is terrible, the story makes up for it. The world building is good, and novel enough to be interesting. I appreciate the approach this protagonist has to the apocalypse (not trying to become OP, just trying to survive and live well), it makes him relateable.

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The OP problem in particular is solved by the fact that he doesn't have any powers. This makes the fruits of his efforts all the more sweet, and I love how the author used this characteristic of his to create a team dynamic with his weaker fighting power being made up for by his leadership and planning skills.

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Randomness rated it
February 5, 2018
Status: Completed
This is one of the stories I can not forget. The setting is realistic enough. The romance is very good. Even the bromance is there. What more could you want?

Unlike typical Apocalypse novels, this one do not priotitize strength. The protagonists' number one choice are stability. And that is admirable, especially when most of other protagonists usualy lost their morals while chasing after power... and revenge. God, the revenges. Rebirth = Revenge is the most prevalent formula around here. So this one is a rare gem.
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Meiyap rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: Completed
Had to Google translate my way till the end.
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I liked it a lot. The ending was a good conclusion. Warmed my heart. It was worth Google translating. As wonky as the translation was, it was great.

It was interesting. Despite being reborn, MC came to know that not everything is the same as before.


Ex: The Policy Reformation of A city's base and this leading to the weakening of A city base


A lot of farming, base building, animal Care and such. There was also fighting but it was more of fighting to farm crystals or to defend. The MC is truly loyal to ML and vise versa. ML is dependable and adores his waifu.

These people, the Otaku squad, truly just wish to live good lives and I like that. I like that a lot. No super OP MC here (Hubby is pretty OP though). No harems. Just a hamster MC trying to make a nest.

10/10 would read again if it was translated hahaha. Google grammar... Is not that great.

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turelight rated it
November 27, 2017
Status: c100
The plot and character's relationship is good that I can't stop myself from reading it via MTL (and it readable).

The MC is a hard-working person. He does not have any special powers, super intelligence or godlike hacking skill. He just a completely ordinary one who can survive the Apocalypse by himself.

I love the MC good temperament and balanced IQ/EQ. You can see him rolling around the room, playing with his companions, cleaning or cooking something (like a good housewife lol), but when he has to be serious, he can make... more>> a sharp decision. He can also talk about cruel things with calm mind and situation based moral. <<less
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Jerome rated it
November 22, 2017
Status: c2
indeed the story’s plot is quite interesting and I know I will come to love the later-chapters too, with my whole heart. It would be much more amazing if the chapters were uploaded swiftly 😳

I love to read this series and I just hope to be able to continue reading it;) and thank you dear translator-San to be able to convey such a good novel to us, followers;)
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OfficePony rated it
December 12, 2017
Status: c29
Update as of Chapter 29: I'm loving the relationship dynamics being displayed, it feels like a real couple slowly starting to tease their way into the other party's heart. The feelings don't feel plastic like many other "Romance" stories, it feels genuine and as spontaneous as real life thus far.

Update as of Chapter 19: The grammar is going into a slow decline, but nothing too bad, yet. The story is slowly starting to gain traction, with the setting firmly taking root, and the beginnings of an undertone to the story... more>> showing its face. I'm really looking forward to where this story takes us.

Update: I 300% missed that Yaoi tag... or was it even there to begin with? Either way, just do note down that it's there.

Loving it so far. Fairly well translated, just a few errors that don't detract from the word flow too badly. The premise and setting are nothing new but are executed quite well thus far. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series. <<less
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Mikleo rated it
April 24, 2018
Status: --
With all the 5 star reviews here, I have to be the sore thumb again with my 2 star review.

The translation is full of typos, it's getting harder to read especially starting from chapter 40 and above.

Get an Editor so that those typos could be straightened out.

Story-wise, if you're looking for a fast-paced and exciting apocalypse novel, then this isn't for you. This novel focuses more on the 'domestic' side of the apocalypse, it's full of cooking (yes, cooking... with descriptive meals, it gets tedious), planting, and whatever 'ordinary' people... more>> do in an apocalypse...

The MC is an ordinary person (no powers), that's why this novel is domestic and calm - at times, utterly boring - compared to other action-filled apocalypse novels. Truthfully, even though yes, there's zombies, it doesn't feel like an apocalypse. There's no gripping excitement or frightening tension here, even when the MC and his group went out of the base to scavenge for supplies.

The other readers said that this novel is unique because it doesn't focus on face slapping or revenge. It's true, Apocalypse novels shouldn't necessarily focus on 'Revenge' to be good.

However, it needs Excitement and Action. It's a freakin' Apocalypse.

Sadly, neither is present in this novel.

Overall Impression of this Novel: Is this really an Apocalypse?

No, it's not.

The author should've just written a modern day ordinary danmei novel, not an apocalypse novel, because the only apocalypse thing happening here are the mentions of zombies. Yeah, it's an apocalypse, of course there's zombies in the mix. However, the characters themselves are always kinda living in a domestic, supposedly heartwarming bubble that it gets old fast. <<less
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MillenniumMoon rated it
April 13, 2018
Status: c53
It's a very fluffy story and I love it!

Just that as much as how I appreciate the translator's effort; the translation just has a lot of mistakes in grammar & etc. Like for instance the word "some" is turned into "come", "not" into "no" and many more. Sometimes the sentences gets so confusing that I have to stop enjoying the story to dissect what it meant. An editor will easily fix this so I hope the translator finds a reliable editor soon, I would volunteer to be one but I'm... more>> not 100% sure of my grammar. <<less
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not2complex rated it
December 25, 2017
Status: c16
The novel is great so far at chapter 16. It is hard to give a detailed review this early, but if it keeps progressing as it has, it will be an awesome read. The plot and writing is is just as good as other top rated apocalypse stories. It's just that the romance factor is BL.

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There are not enough women due to their weakness at the beginning of the apocalypse. The writer makes the M/M bonds seem part necessity and part desire.


Based on the author's writing style so far, even if you do not like to read BL, you might want to give it a try. The romance is not the focus. It is more a part of the world building so far and if it gets naughty later on just skip it. The novel is worth reading.

The translation so far is excellent. Its smooth reading without mental distractions of wrong pronouns, sentence, tense, etc... I loved reading it!!! <<less
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kleepart rated it
December 22, 2017
Status: c14
Really enjoying this so far. The world has been well established, the MC is very cute. If you don't like OP MCs then this is the one for you. The translation is done well. I will possibly add more once we get further, but so far I'm loving the set up.
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Mizushi-hime rated it
June 2, 2018
Status: Completed
The story itself is kinda good, sadly I think that the romance is lacking. This story is more like slice of life filled with base building, farming, animal care, oh there's also child care, not too much conflict and again lacking romance. But it's still interesting for me because I like slice of life. The ending is kinda disappointing for me tho, the translation is so so, u may find some typos here and there.
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bkwusa rated it
May 14, 2018
Status: c41
This is a boy love story since it's not yet in the tags.

The story itself is interesting so far. However it feels like Machine Translations at times with the sentence structure being incorrect and missing words. Not a very good translations in some parts while normal translation in other parts.


Chapter 41 closer to the end:

Today they would pry back with partners, all those materials would not be kept just in a few houses, wanted to speed up to rob in front of those people!

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Wring rated it
April 30, 2018
Status: --
Let me get this out of the way first...I personally dislike yaoi/yuri genre, so anything with those tags are automatically eliminated...

Accidently read this when I was looking for apocalypse genre, and thank god I did... the story line is fantastic, it is an interesting read for those who have read a lot of novels based on the apocalypse. For this story, I had to remind myself that one of them is a female and not a male to be able to read it. Still dislike the yaoi in the story... more>> though... <<less
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drollawake rated it
March 26, 2018
Status: c228
Sure, there's romance and all. But mostly, this is about MC and friends living a heartwarming post-apocalyptic life. In a sense, it feels like those slow-paced Japanese transmigration novels where the MC is busy improving the standard of living instead of getting stronger. Apart from scavenging and zombie-hunting, they're always busy with some construction, farming, or food processing project.

Unfortunately, that did get old after a while especially since the plot forces them to rebuild twice. And perhaps the author felt that too, so the novel ended with a disappointing timeskip.
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Shizusasori9 rated it
March 21, 2018
Status: c45
Absolutely amazing!! Wonderful character development, plot, character depth, and setting!! Good work on translating!! Would definitely recommend to others!
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PurpleMousse rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: --
This is really great in the aspects that the goals of the MC never changes suddenly because his relatives were murdered or he gains power. No, the MC throughout doesn’t magically gain powers he didn’t have in his first life. His goals remain steady, which is to have a peaceful and calm life and he does exactly while finding himself a boyfriend!!

So 5/5
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greyinthedark rated it
June 15, 2018
Status: Completed
This is a great slice-of-life novel, all about an ordinary person reborn into the apocalypse who wants nothing more than a safe and cozy hamster nest.

As a romance, it's somewhat lacking, more so as it goes on - after the two are together, it can go ten chapters without there being any mention of the two interacting in any sense more than, "ML did this part of the collecting. MC did this part of the collecting."

However, the main reason I give it a four rather than a five is a... more>> total spoiler based on reading the raws to completion, so read at your own risk.


This author has never heard of the Chekov's gun principle - that is, if you show a gun in the first act, it has to go off somewhere in the rest of the play. For people who are used to face smacking novels, this is the opposite - face ignoring. Here's a bare fraction of the things that seemed like they might eventually go somewhere:

ML's father wants to make use of him, and is in top echelon of the base.

... ML says no. That's it.

ML has a face to make gods weep and so constantly wears a mask.

Never really brought up. His mask never comes off. MC doesn't care.

Base keeps reorganizing in more and more draconian forms, eventually sacrificing a good portion of the citizenry.

They're very successful and go happily on their way.

MC and group create a fantastic base, complete with ornamental garden, game room, and bouncy castle

No one else ever knows. No one ever sees it. No problems arise with it.


Here's the non-spoilery version: basically, the author is just doing their own thing, and any hints you see at narrative threads are only in your mind. There is one thread in this thing: happy people building bases. Keep your mind in the space like you're watching a lightly BL version of House Flippers: Apocolypse Version and you'll enjoy it much more. <<less
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BobChan rated it
June 3, 2018
Status: c70
I find this novel to be so cute, the MC isn't OP or have crazy abilities which is great but he's not some useless baggage that the ML picks up. I like how the MC acts as he's relateable. The ML is sweet too and isn't crazy OP and his development is very good.

The character development and story development are very good and it's steady, even with time skips everything is steady and it's very interesting on how things are progressing so far.
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TDA rated it
May 24, 2018
Status: c66
The story is a slow paced one that introduces elements at a moderate speed. The MC prioritized stability and security, making the scenes more of a smooth ride compared most action genre as the setting of the location was made with security in mind.

The novel paints a realistic and relatable character when it comes to various concerns and decision making. MC doesnt feel OP in the usual sense as knowledge seems to be his strength.

While barely hitting the 20% mark, it's hard to say whether this would change so a... more>> future update may come up.

P.S: I found it weird that some of the readers read it and then found out it's yaoi but isn't it clearly shown in the genre? <<less
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ljin75651 rated it
April 9, 2018
Status: c29
Not bad, but MC and ML relationship seem kind of weird up to c29.

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The MC saves the ML and basically nurses him back to health. And the ML happens to have a power to create more arrows for the MC's weapon. And somehow that ability is all the ML needs to be able to mooch off of the MC. Even when the MC tries to move the ML over to an empty apartment beside him, he just ends up staying in MC's room, eats the food the MC cooks for him, and is basically living an easy life. I just get kind of frustrated, because we see from early on how many preparations and plans the MC makes to make his life after the apocalypse better, but somehow this guy comes along and only needs his power to control metal to be able to live better than basically anyone else in the city..... Just illogical. Especially since their relationship seems kind of forced for some reason.


But I have higher expectations for when the ML is fully healed. As long as he's not a moocher, I'm looking forward to their new relationship! <<less
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