The Revenge of the Soul Eater

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The Mitsurugi household was given the important task of guarding the demon gate by the emperor.

Sora Mitsurugi, who was the heir of the family, was called on to take the trial ceremony at the age of thirteen.

The trial is something that he must overcome in order to learn the phantom blade style that was passed down the Mitsurugi household from generation to generation.

The other seven pupils of the same age who had taken the trial have all passed. And now only Sora remained.

His father, brother, fiancee, and a pair of siblings who have watched over him were all looking, as Sora’s trial ceremony solemnly began…

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Hangyaku No Soul Eater
Soul Eater of the Rebellion
反逆のソウルイーター ~弱者は不要といわれて剣聖(父)に追放されました~
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FirstDragon
FirstDragon rated it
January 8, 2019
Status: c57
Dark and angry revenge story that's surprisingly well written. Worth reading. This review is based on google translated web novel chapters and I'll try and avoid spoilers here as seeing how everything works out / plays out is definitely part of the joy of reading this novel

like most JP fiction, there's too much exposition and heavy handed side stories for my tastes where the author could have shown what he tells instead. Even so, the story is well crafted and much more entertaining than what might otherwise first seem like... more>> a revenge p*rn fantasy plot

There's action, mystery, a certain degree of malicious revenge (at least somewhat deserved), and a decent amount of quality plot and plotting. The MC is not evil but he isn't good either. He's chaotic neutral, driven by his own motivations and whims. He's smart and crafty and selfish. I think the author tries to portray him as a genuinely good person driven somewhat insane by the horrors he experiences and the hopelessness he faces in the early story.

The detailed elements of revenge p*rn / harem have been toned down in recent revisions to the novel so the author could avoid an 18 rating and I'm not sure if that's good or bad. The harem flows strong with this one and at chpt 57 seems likely to exceed 4 or 5 love interests / partners / s*aves / minions etc in the near term. <<less
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Gin_Hindew
Gin_Hindew rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: c31
The right kind of edgy ?

Its a tr*sh food story, easy to consume, tasty because of its rough elements and objectively a middle-lower tier job but it has the perk I look for in tr*sh food stories: HONESTY

The MC doesn't pretend he is a saint on a moral quest, his revenge is personal and that's the only justification he needs, so, he draws but one line and goes from there on his revenge

The first chapters it looks like the MC's life sucks because he is talentless and gives a vibe... more>> as if the author is just pushing him down, which he is, but when is problem is explained he comes as a cripple and the people around him look like a**holes pushing him down because of it, a thing that happens in real life and can reasonably be increased in a world where might makes right

Small spoiler

Spoiler

The MC is level 1 and has never been able to level up despite years of training and monster killing, which makes everyone think he is already at his limit cap
Yep, totally sucks

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Then, we can see the MC trying to overcome his cripple status but failing because... well... HE IS A CRIPPLE in a world where power is everything and we can see and understand why people is willing to give preference to stronger people just because they are more necessary

So, when the MC is pushed down we can understand why it happens and the stance of the other characters, which from most of them is a d*ck move in a small amount but mostly is just the ugly reality of the world they live in, and so far the MC's responses are reasonable to the damage they have inflicted on him

Spoiler

His old family dumped him because he was too weak to survive on their OP island that fends off the monsters, his ex-fiance advised him to give up on fighting and live as a regular person as not to get himself killed, and he just wants to be recognized by those people

Then there is another group who tried to kill him, then denied responsibility, then got away with it because of their status, those he wants to kill or humiliate as much as possible

This is the line he draws, for those who humiliated him or were mean to him he just is a d*ck in return but for those who tried to kill him he wants to kill

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The edgynes is reasonable and upfront which eliminates the cringe other edgy stories tend to have and the moral line is clearly drawn and reasonable so there is no hypocrisy so far

Entertaining, honest, simple fun, but I saw in the comments people complaining about how beaten down the MC was during the first 10 chapters so you are warned, personally I didn't mind it because the chapters are short so give it a try until chapter 11 if you are affected by an MC not being OP <<less
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berdanka
berdanka rated it
March 14, 2020
Status: c62
Not the best reading, but better than I thought it would be. Especially when you consider how 'outstanding' JP revenge novels usually are.

The revenge plot is trying to be logical (don't get your hopes high though) ; MC also doesn't change his character abruptly, instead he 'grows' (not without help from a totally undeserved power). Morality is painted in grey, so even antagonists have their understandable motives (sometimes). The amount of cliche is acceptable.

Though the novel isn't perfect. The author loves to make ill-timed time-skips. The world setting feels like... more>> a generic combination of Western and Japanese culture. Also, the author decided to skip s*x scenes, which caused a negative impact to the revenge scenes. Basically, this novel doesn't deliver the revenge part.

Pros/Cons in detail:

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Pros:

    • The revenge plot. Most of the modern revenge novels don't think too deeply about the reason for revenge, any betrail that came out of the blue seems to work. MC is blind until it's too late, then, he instantly evolves into Chad revenger like by magic. This novel put a little more thought into it. Well, the key word is 'little'. MC, like everyone around, understands the reason why is he mistreated. Subjectively there is no real betrayal here; it is more like an inevitable process. What caused him to harbor resentment is a series of incidents born from MC's obstinacy and weakness, so you can say he is the cause of his own problems.
    • Believable morals. There are no inherently evil characters (so far) in this novel. A lot of s*upid ones maybe. Unlike the usual for JP novels black and white logic, this story's characters tend to be grey.
    • Characters growth. Obviously, you need to grow to deliver your revenge. You need to be better than you were. But I have a feeling the growth is limited to the first volume. The chance of MC turning into a generic (for JP novels) cool and helpful guy is high. It's not as bad as it was in Arifureta though.
    • Moderate amount of cliche. If the popular tropes are unavoidable then the author is trying to use them organically. Doesn't meant the story isn't generic though. It is a 3-star generic story.

Cons:

    • Power up of MC is undeserved. MC did nothing to get it, it was just an accident.
    • The author tends to abuse breaking the timeline. Sometimes he does it amidst the action to show you an ill-timed exposition of events prior. When narration returns back to chronological order, you lose any hype you had about the battle or difficult situation. At other times he can jump forward to the next scene when you feel it's too early to drop the current one.
    • Jumbled world setting. It's a mashup of all cultures known to the author. Samurais, knights, westerners, dragons, elves, demons, eastern names, western names, it's pretty bad. I handle it with a little browser extension that changes for me every Japanese/chunibyo term with its general fantasy analog, works like a charm. Call me a pervert if you want.
    • There are no detailed s*x scenes. The author does not even talk about them, s*x is only implied. It's a wonder how the "Mature" got in the genres list. Well, at least MC is not a typical beta protagonist, he doesn't scream when his virginity is in danger. Maybe s*x scenes were left for the LN version (absolutely hate this) ? I wish I could compare them.
    • Overlooked revenge events. The culmination of the first episode of revenge was largely glossed over by the author, mainly because it was lewd. As I mentioned before, the author only implies lewd things, never shows. Imagine that after MC captured his target, you turn the page just to see a "month later" line, and the line after tells you that the wrongdoer became a member of MC's harem. Nothing beside. How you can mess up the most crucial part by completely skipping it?
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Feel like reading a revenge story? Try this one. Moderately edgy, enough chuni, not too childish, a little bit shallow, and maybe SEVERLY lacking in important places. <<less
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Pendragon05
Pendragon05 rated it
July 10, 2020
Status: c168
5 stars is too much for this novel. The MC can't even get his revenge towards his clan, instead, he even helped them defeat the monsters who attacked the village. I dropped this novel around chapter 115 last year but decided to read again to see if maybe the MC will finally become a bad ass but once again, my expectations was betrayed when he helped them. Come on man, I understand that he went back to the village to pay respect to his dead mother but it's too much... more>> when he helped them man. It's not revenge, it's edgy. All I can see is he will f'ck his s*aves and then hunt monsters but what for? Where's the revenge man. <<less
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BhozzAoI
BhozzAoI rated it
July 15, 2020
Status: 171
The title of this novel should be change to something like "The heroic story of the Soul Eater" and not the revenge of the soul eater because this so called revenge is pure bullsh*t and it became non-sense at around chapter 70 and the girls who almost killed him from the start became his harem members so what's the point of the betrayal from the start? And he even dropped his so called revenge to his clan and even helped them again and again so what's the point of this... more>> so called revenge and why is the title like that?

Now then the story and MC itself is quite ok and a bit better than most JP novels out there from the start and then at around chapter 60 maybe? The MC who could be said an anti-protag became a common hero-protag who saves and helps everyone and he was only like a tsundere sh*t who gives out s*upid reasons to help. The MC is also too honest and is even telling others about his big secret just so he won't be hated. So the only saving grace of this novel is that the story is better than most JP novels and is quite interesting.

Its all in you to read it. If you are expecting a bad-ass and quite ruthless MC then don't read it you will be dissapointed greatly. Though the story is still interesting. <<less
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stormblessed65
stormblessed65 rated it
April 26, 2020
Status: c70
It's ok. For revenge story although many parts are questionable and frankly speaking it's easy to say how it could have been done better, it's still few levels above your average novel about revenge. I think what I like the most is that it's not isekai. MC didn't transmigrate, reincarnate whatever. Big plus. Characters are level headed and generally it reads well, although it's plot is rather generic.

Also it was supposed to be a revenge novel but actually the worst thing MC ever does is kidnapping one tsundere and forcibly... more>> kissing her few times. Otherwise he is just yapping angrily, not really a revenge story but it's still somewhat cool I guess? You know the superpower is sorta smooth, the heroines are ok, satisfaction is also delivered. I have nothing against the setting, it is plain but for a webnovel it's ok. You can't set the bar too high right.

Though it has strong wish-fulfillment vibes. Like, MC was pitiful tr*sh, then got this superpower and suddenly he a pimp lol. Even though he was supposed to be this antihero he is still acting like goodie two shoes I don't know. Somewhat feels like author started writing this while they were angry or something, then cooled off and tossed the character growth out of the window.

Also, I read the raws and compared english translation and I must say that translator really did amazing job. Author seems pretty unskilled to put it lightly :) like, maybe it's because I don't have this japanese mindset, but some things in the raws are really incoherent and all over the place. Author also sometimes explains some things at the beginning of next chapter for readers that he wasnt' able to write properly in the previous...I don't know, reading the raw gave me headache.

Giving it high rating due to respect for translator. <<less
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YPVAISH
YPVAISH rated it
February 3, 2020
Status: c147
Best revenge fantasy.

  • MC is neither good nor evil. A person who has all the qualities to be called an "Antihero".
  • Revenge is personal. In places it is right to say his stance is right.
  • He fixed his line for what and when and for whom to use his power.
  • World development is also good.
  • Harem is good. The majority are his former teammates (one elf, one magician and one priest) who he treat as a s*ave as they made him bait for protecting their former male teammate. There is a little misunerstanding with an elf girl regarding some incident but I guess it will be soon clear. There are some more people and I guess it will soon increase.
So at last I will say it is to see that the path MC choose will... more>> make him invincible, his relations with people and his family members who disown him, who is right or wrong in the end and also to find his own happiness.

P. S:- There might be slight change in Light Novel but it is fine. <<less
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NamelessLoli
NamelessLoli rated it
August 19, 2020
Status: --
A very underrated series because people usually judge the MC for everything he did in the beginning. The revenge progresses smoothly and is honestly such a satisfying read. I highly recommend this to you people who love to watch the world burn.
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apatel190
apatel190 rated it
November 23, 2020
Status: --
Actual title should be: The half baked revenge (gone wrong, gone sexual) of the soul eating netorare edgelord

So basically the take-home message from this novel is: If you mess with the MC make sure you hide your mother, sister/any thing female because MC will 100 percent netorare said female and then bonk her.

So just joking around a bit (although a great chunk of the above paragraph is sort of true) but in all seriousness the beginning is quite good and the story is interesting (minus the MC's hentai NTR doujin... more>> protagonist escapades). Most interesting part is waiting to see how the people who betrayed or abandoned MC will react now that hes overpowered (may sound a bit cliche but author does a good job in building interest and the story doesn't read like a bunch of cliches or its atleast not as blatant as other series in my opinion)

Having said that It's kind of hard to take the story because of the sexual sh*t. I'm not against sexual sh*t in general but this is meant to be a serious story of revenge (albeit half-baked) not some comedy ecchi series or doujinshi.

But yeah the Revenge in this series is very half-baked or maybe the author intended for the title to mean some deep sh*t like the MC's revenge is to still exist, prove his worth etc... or some sh*t like that rather than to get real revenge. In one scenario MC gets wronged and is like ''I was going to kill them'' then he p*ssies out and says ''but that was three days ago'' and then basically spares those guy. The MC usually ends up helping the people who he wants revenge on while pretending that he didn't do it for them. Only real victims of MC's so called revenge are all the guys that get netorared because of him. <<less
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bthnccklr
bthnccklr rated it
October 16, 2020
Status: c5
I read throught to fifty chapter barely. Chapters arent short compared to other similar web novels. And the problem is... I am still reading mc's whine. Tired of it. what the hell men, how come a person could hated by EVERYONE without reason. In novel the reason is "weakness" but that is not make sense because there is weak ppl like civilians, receptionist, inn owner, maids etcetra while only MC hated by every-ducking-life "because he is weak". This novel seems like being written by a teenager who thinks everyone his/her... more>> enemy and he/she is alone and no one understand him/her in this grimdark world so he/she started to write a novel. Dont get me wrong, these are all normal things but if you writing and publishing a web novel then I can criticize it and I dont think I am being destructive meanwhile.... My point is clear, there isnt a common sense in this novel and author tries to make us hate every side character and cheer MC when he start to kick ass and faceslap all haters. This is wrong and this is bad. <<less
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Ujer
Ujer rated it
July 4, 2020
Status: c20
THIS NOVEL SHOULD NOT EARNED 5 STAR RATING. Reading first 9 chapters, I would said that the author is trying too hard creating unfortunate event for MC. Too excessive or trying too hard can backfire and lower the quality of story.

If you ever read Kazuma not Stigma (hiatus at volume 6 since the author was dead), the MC fate is kind of same since he also cannot use the legacy of his clan. But the story on how he is expelled is much logical and has better reasoning. So... more>> when you read the same plot, it is easy to see just how mediocre this earlier chapters are.

First impression is important so it is why at least first 20 chapter should be good enough. This is what chinese web novel author always do. You get like 50 to 100 chapter that well written then you will see the quality will drop then with so many filler chapter.

It is do getting better but in my mind, this revenge story is kind of mediocre with its lazy system justification. I will not comment about the later plot since many has already praised how it is getting better. But the loophole in the system explanation is kind of big that I would advice the other reviewer tried to read other LitRPG novel and see just how bad the system in this novel is. <<less
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Sunday
Sunday rated it
June 11, 2020
Status: c54
Starts off as a classic revenge plot driven story that I might have dropped if I didn't give it a couple more chapters but then it eventually moves on; the world expands, the cast gets larger, the MC isn't gloomy and the revenge part of the tale gets put more on the back burner more which is nice cause the MC can focus on the "now" instead. Not as much action going on rather than "x fight happened" but I actually more enjoyed the latter half of the 54 chapters... more>> I've read more and more.

-I would've gave this a 4.3 rating or something but since we only deal with whole numbers here and I didn't want to drop the already established rating of 4.1 it has I rated it 5 star. <<less
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GuiltyP
GuiltyP rated it
March 8, 2020
Status: c43
Very good, dark realistic fantasy world. So MC is like a dragon needs more exp point to level up so he get bullied because he's stuck at level for years. Need more chapters and fan service still unsure that MC bang anyone yet.
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Jmills1999
Jmills1999 rated it
June 18, 2019
Status: c31
All I can say is that so far in the story it seems the MC might be heading towards becoming an edgy harem Lord that tramples everything that gets in his way while treating only his companions (harem) gently/kindly so if you don't like those kind of protagonist you might not want to read this

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Scyferine8878
Scyferine8878 rated it
May 8, 2020
Status: c49
Wow this kind of revenge novel is really refreshing= ̄ω ̄=. The MC is not really edgy. He kind of tsundere tho. He has that kindness inside of him but can't realize or accept them. So far so good. MC is kinda manipulative. I hope the author give more dialogs for his harem but really the chapters are really short tho. Kinda tired of waiting for more chapters (。•́︿•̀。). Also wow this novel has the most tags in it
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Stompound
Stompound rated it
October 4, 2019
Status: c33
Sometimes I find myself confused at the pacing. But the scheming is interesting and things don't get dragged out very long. The progress of the story is satisfying and clear. But enough is left vague to keep you thinking abou what exactly is going on.

A few plot points are left hanging or patched poorly, which is why I give it only 4/5. It can be an awkward read occasionally.

The translation is excellent though.
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Aho555
Aho555 rated it
September 11, 2019
Status: c117
The kind of ero power I like.

Arifureta is a good recommendation for this. Compared to that, this is a bit less fluffy and a little bit more edgy (but not too much of the juvenile kind) ; plus there's R18 relationships with harem members.

If you read the tags for this story, you can get a pretty good idea of what it's about.
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