The Rise of Otaku


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Zhou Yu, a reclusive otaku, who did not like to go out of his house, was one day forced out of his house by a series of unexpected events.

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02/23/20 Otaku translation c163
02/22/20 Otaku translation c162
02/21/20 Otaku translation c161
02/16/20 Otaku translation c160
02/15/20 Otaku translation c159
02/14/20 Otaku translation c158
02/09/20 Otaku translation c157
02/08/20 Otaku translation c156
02/07/20 Otaku translation c155
02/02/20 Otaku translation c154
02/01/20 Otaku translation c153
01/31/20 Otaku translation c152
01/26/20 Otaku translation c151
01/25/20 Otaku translation c150
01/24/20 Otaku translation c149
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Lantyne rated it
July 31, 2019
Status: c56
Truth to be told I didnt expect much from this novel. Im picturing face slapping, arrogant rich rival etc. But found none of those. This is a slice of life story pretty much like udon poco world or barakamon. Honestly dont know why all the 1star cause for me at least this is 4.5.

Give this a try. Absolutely fun to read.

This review cant say much cause im a noob in reviewing. But im at least confident to say that this book is great.
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tyes77 rated it
April 27, 2019
Status: --
Definitely interesting. From what I've read and gather, the novel plays with game world that can manifest into reality ability. I'm only mentioning this because the synopsis doesn't say anything as to what type of novel this is.

That said, the novel is well-written and entertaining enough to continue if you are okay with the modern setting. I don't see it turning into a combat novel as the game setting is kinda like stardew valley. I'll give it a five since I have never come across a similiar novel and because... more>> I love stardew valley.

All in all, it's stardew valley meets IRAS (guy likes to show off with reactions of others but without the arrogance). <<less
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NoobaLoob rated it
July 28, 2019
Status: c54
I’ve just came across this novel today and read the 54 chapters in 1 go. I honestly can’t comprehend anyone giving this novel 1 star, I think it’s a very enjoyable 4 star. So I gave it 5 stars to balance out the haters.

The story is about a modern-day Otaku who one day see’s a different (animated) world. The world initially only has 2 characters but as the MC does various quests/tasks more characters show up.

The story is just plain fun, the quests do not give him supernatural fighting powers... more>> and he isn’t building a harem.

My favorite part of this story is how the MC interacts with the people of his village. At first everyone thinks he’s autistic because how he’s a shut in who acts weird. Instead of bullying/shaming the MC, like we see in so many CN stories, the village elders and neighbors look out for him and worry about his safety. Idk, it’s just a refreshing slice of life novel.. You should give it a try! <<less
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rainx rated it
October 8, 2019
Status: Completed
I would've never thought of seeing this novel in NU at all. I read this novel in Chinese like almost six or seven years before in my high school days. The concept was definitely intriguing and new back then and it still is now.

This story is about a lazy guy that is so lazy that he even moved back to the grandparents (?) home in the rural area village. There, the lazy guy encountered little guys that could only exist in 2-D worlds. His life started to change ever since... more>> then. From a lazy bum to a slightly lazy bum that felt that he had to do something at some times. Overall, he still is a lazy bum though.

The best part of the story is the development of the story and characters itself. There would be failures and success that goes hand in hand. They will learn to accept their defect and face the price of overconfidence. Just like how the first son (mini) and second daughter (mini) of the MC are.

Overall, this is really a good one to read. It might not be the best you can find out there but it is definitely memorable enough to warrant a read from you guys. Why? Because it was and still is a novel that stuck on the back of my mind even after all these years passed by. It is that memorable of a novel for me, which is why I recommend you guys to give it a try.

If there is even one part that I would point out as a negative point, it would be that the lazy characteristics of the MC is a slight turnoff but it is actually an interesting part that shaped the MC itself now that I think about it. Well, 5* for the rating. <<less
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ththth12 rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: --
This is really interesting and unique story. It's fun to read and makes you feel good.
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Basara rated it
August 16, 2019
Status: c66
Straight up, a delight to read. I couldn't stop reading once I started.
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Raneday rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: c60
tbh I never expected much before reading this novel, due to it's title and synopsis

But after starting reading it, I can't just stop binge reading it in one seating

Definitely recommended for people who like to have some fun reading novels
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theaceoffire rated it
January 27, 2020
Status: c151
Reasons for the high rating:

  • MC isn't a jerk, he has a set of (odd) goals and is dedicated.
  • Real life recognizes how odd he is, but treats him as lovable quirky rather than a psycho.
  • Real life and art world interact in fun ways!
  • He almost accidentally becomes a model member of society without compromising his goals and dreams.
  • Fun side quests!
  • Not grimdark. At least, not yet. Even at c151, it is more a laid back, relaxing adventure.
Power is fun, leads to interesting hijinks, is considered model art to the world... This is... more>> worth your time, 100%, no question. <<less
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grenfunkel rated it
October 16, 2019
Status: c108
A light hearted read about an otaku that can see a hidden ACG world with tiny little friends. The plot revolves around how the otaku MC enjoys ACG world, improve his little town and how he develops as a indoor otaku into a more healthy otaku. Reading this novel makes me smile due to the MC's interaction with children, the acg villagers and other people. A very relaxing read with humor and fantasy, this novel is a must read for those who love slice of life and comedy novels.
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Bachingchung rated it
November 27, 2019
Status: c124
This is pretty meh. The Otaku thing wasn't properly portrayed, the author made it look like an Otaku's knowledge is all about ACG. It's still enjoyable though, it's similar to The Gamer, but instead of real life RPG, his views became a farm simulation game.
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