The S-Classes That I Raised

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An F-Class Hunter.

And on top of that, a F-class older brother who can’t even begin to catch up to the heels of his amazing S-class little brother.

After living a life that fell to pieces and even destroying my little brother’s life, I picked up the following resolution:

“Perfect Caregiver”

That’s right, this time, instead of becoming mean, I will quietly support those who are more capable.

Is what I thought….but the S-classes are kind of…weird.

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Nae Ga Kiun S Geub Deul
The S-Ranks That I Raised
내가 키운 S급들
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Shio
New Shio
February 26, 2020
Status: c104
Every novel has their own trope. For Korean novel, the general trope is that the male lead will become godlike and being revered by everyone everywhere. That trope is really strong here, where the story even provide a reason for everyone to love MC- to the point where the side characters didn't have any development for them. You would only find character development when the MC decided to save another character and put them in to his care. After that the character will pop out here and there, but their... more>> state will stay the same. Which is a shame, really. It's the same with other korean novel. The novel exist only from and for the MC. The others are just accessories to make him looks better.

As several other mentioned, the MC changed his focus several times from living peacefully, to raising beast, to finding as many S rank hunter as possible. Changing focus is actually pretty usual, but the problem here is that the protagonist and the story lack a direction in which the plot need to move into. So what happened is, the reader are bombed with characters introduction and lots of event which doesn't seem to be connected at all.

All the rant aside, this is still an interesting read. It just can't live to people's expectation. <<less
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08phamann
New 08phamann rated it
February 25, 2020
Status: c97
As usual, Korean dialogue is extremely awkward, and just they way characters interact with each other is just cringe worthy. Premise in the beginning was good, he rebirths and wants to be a better brother, although he seemed to fix his crappy relationship with his younger brother very easily, just by saying "I love you." Speaking of the younger brother, he has great potential to be massively yandere. He has showcased his various yandere tendencies by stalking, spying and imprisoning his brother on multiple occasions.

The way the plot and dialogue... more>> is written is just vague. Characters would refer to something without actually mentioning it, and I'm probably too stupid to realise or draw inferences, but there was simply not enough context for my small brain to do so.

Character development goes off track. In the beginning he wanted to help his brother, then he wanted to raise some s-classes, then he wanted to raise pets, then he want's to raise s-classes again. His motives and drives are unclear, and there is really no reason given as to why he strives for these things. Of course a reason isn't necessary, but it will make his character development better and less nonsensical.

Anyway, dropped after almost 100 chapters because I can't bear with this nonsense anymore. <<less
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kkgoh
kkgoh rated it
August 23, 2019
Status: c42
SUMMARY
Yet another one of those Korean dungeon + timetravel genres written in 2018.
Fairly interesting take by focusing on a forgotten profession in dungeon economics... the talent scout/agent. Think of it as the dungeon version of "Top Management". But otherwise poorly executed and structured.
Would've rated it 4 stars but story is going nowhere after Chapter 30.

PREMISE
MC is yet another loser with low aptitude and low self-esteem. He gets a second-chance to relive his previous 5 years through a random time-travel cheat at the sacrifice of his... more>> brother, gaining more cheat-like powers + the ability to identify talented hunters.

ISSUES
(1) Nothing particularly new... as usual
I Alone Level Up / Solo Leveling (2014) -- dungeons + loser + timetravel + new powers + guilds
Top Management (2015) -- talent scout/manager (entertainment) + future foresight
The Tutorial is Too Hard (2016) -- dungeons + national/factional real world guilds
Everyone Else is a Returnee (2016) -- dungeons + real world guilds
Seoul Stations' Necromancer (2016) -- dungeons + real world guilds
The Second Coming of Gluttony (2017) -- loser + dungeons (tutorial) + timetravel + factional powers

(2) Disappointing MC
At the beginning we're led to believe MC has turned over a new leaf, is no longer a useless jelly person after his BROTHER SACRIFICED HIS LIFE TO SAVE HIM. We're led to believe MC will work hard with his newfound powers. Instead we get an MC that...

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slacks off after discovering his first 4 talents (the pet Peace, the 15-yr old loli, the failed mechanic, and the aloof guardian). MC openly states his desire to just coast with his newfound powers, so he can hide in the background while raising powerful characters to protect him. WTF.

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You can tell the author probably storyboarded till Chapter 30+ before writing the novel, because that's when MC switches his desire from building a team (humans) to raising pets and decided to slack off. It's easy to see filler creeping up.. MC's thought processes start going all over the place. He has no concrete goal. He wants to play with stocks using his future knowledge.

Am with @rhianirory, it's awkward when people misunderstand MC's intentions of raising down-and-out side characters. They think MC is a selfless individual, but MC didn't really care about their circumstances, he just wants to milk their talents. i.e. he identified their talents first, wanted to raise them, THEN realized their poor backgrounds. There's something VERY wrong with that sequence.

And it gets even more confusing with the pointless pet Peace. Just a randomly inserted cute side-character mascot that you typically see in Disney movies (think Olaf the snowman from Frozen, Thumper from Bambi, or that stupid chicken in Moana). So just because MC likes pets and acts embarrassingly cutesy with it all the time, therefore he is a proper caregiver?

That's the big DISCONNECT between MC's personality/character and his powers. It would've made sense if MC had historically grown up taking care of his younger brother, if MC realizes his love for his brother afterwards and reverted back to being a caring character, etc. But that never happens. It's just more and more awkwardness and MC has a lot of difficulty accepting his role as a caregiver.
It's the equivalent of the irreverent fun-loving Peter Parker being bitten by a radioactive spider, and turning into the aloof ultra-violent Punisher.

(3) Tired/flawed joke on MC's "Caregiving" powers
The Caregiving/talent identification power is interesting, but the emphasis on the awkward method of invoking his power gets old really fast.

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MC has to say "I love you", leading to awkward misunderstandings. There's a weird tension between side-characters since they all become clingy to MC and jelly of each other.

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The repercussions of the power are pretty stupid too.
It's basically a charm-type power. Side-characters associate MC with close individuals in their own life (e.g. family, significant other, etc). So if side-characters are enamored of the MC, it's not necessarily under free-will. There's something VERY wrong with a "Caregiver" that only gets affection via "mind-control". To use a reeaaally old example, think Love Potion #9. The older Millennials will (should hopefully) get that reference.

(4) Incoherent system mechanics
Not sure if it's a translation issue, but the system mechanics don't make any sense.
-- Powers are randomly assigned to boost abilities by XX%. We have no idea what any of that actually means. Author constantly reminds readers that a 10% boost is crappy (E Class), and somehow to 20% or higher boost is amazing.
-- Some weird combination of those ranks/skills averages out. Literally, "F-rank + S-class skill = C-rank". HUH??
-- The system is incomplete and confusing... not only are explanations insufficient,
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we're suddenly told that the System is manually operated behind-the-scenes by incompetent God/higher power, which just adds to more confusing System descriptions. Very poor plot device.

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-- Leveling mechanics gets randomly introduced mid-conversation / mid-event when author realized he failed to give proper explanations earlier.
Suddenly we're told there's 10 levels per rank, suddenly we're told some ranks need more XP than others (it's also the first time we're introduced to XP), suddenly there are random calculations that an S-rank would need to run the dungeon X times to level up, suddenly we're told F-rank can wear A-rank items and basically be at the level of C-rank. Huh?
While authors shouldn't rely on excessive exposition, randomly shoving in system mechanics midway is incongruous and extremely poor writing. <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
August 4, 2019
Status: c40
I was irritated for the first few chapters; it's possible to be physically weak without letting other people walk all over you and the MC seems to be spinless and weak-willed despite being a regresser. He's basically being kept by his rich, overbearing, super-strong and obsessive (borderline yandere) little bro and their interactions (and character types) made me check for a BL tag three times in the first seven chapters. Other than that, as a general rule, I'm not a fan of stories with lots of misunderstandings, though I don't... more>> mind the mistaken for bas*ss type when done right. The story does get better around c15, though I find his friends/ followers/ brother to be so clingy that it's creepy (I'm not good with clingy/ needy people). Don't get suckered by the trash count comparisons; this is a different genre and the MC isn't nearly as clever and conniving as our favorite redhead. <<less
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RedIska
RedIska rated it
May 16, 2019
Status: c13
12-13 chapter minor spoiler >
Spoiler

Yes, it's this novel, officer.

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Interesting premise, simple characters. I like "misunderstanding" tag novels, when they don't feel inappropriate (Like sexual misunderstanding.) and rude (When person is disregarded when he shows humility.), just plain simple joking misunderstanding, and this novel has exactly this.
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
July 2, 2019
Status: c42
The MC of this novel reminds me of the MC from Trash of the Count's Family. Through a series of misunderstandings (lowkey brainwashing), the MC is quietly collecting talents and followers for the future!

Summary: After witnessing his younger brother die for him, the MC goes back in time 5 years before the incident to turn over a new leaf and live a quiet, peaceful life. But of course, things never go as the MC plans as new talents and followers keep popping up left and right, tempting the MC to... more>> gather them into his ever growing fan club! The plot is exciting, but not with full blown drama and action. It's an engaging read!

Besides the MC, we have a younger brother with a brother complex, a daughter figure, a new friend, a bodyguard, and the most important, a fluffy cat! Each side character comes with their own unique background story and characteristics, making it extremely easy to recognize who's who in the storyline.

Overall, I can't wait for new updates! How I wish I could read fluent Korean aiya! <<less
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Raneday
Raneday rated it
June 17, 2019
Status: c26
So far so good

The novel is quite different compared to the usual second chance novel where the MC usually uses his knowledge to become the center of the limelight. Because on this novel the MC would uses his abilities to become the support of the so called Main Characters.

And I also like the misunderstandings that kinda happen on this novels, and on how the other characters wants to monopolize our MC, yep yandere vibes~
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trinhyennhi
trinhyennhi
June 19, 2019
Status: --
I really love this story. I always want to see a novel like this. The MC isn't arrogant and go to the past just to have a harem. And the relationship between the MC and his brother is so beautiful. I hope that it can be updated soon.
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kdaviddj
kdaviddj
October 11, 2019
Status: c60
I read the raws. To note, people have the misconception that the MC is always going to be superhuman. The MC is not in this novel. In fact the MC is weak physically and mentally unstable after receiving all of his younger brother's emotions and memories after he sacrificed himself.

The MC is only stronger than most average humans and weaker than all other hunters. He tries to repair the broken relationship with his younger brother (Even though the little brother can kill him accidentally by applying a little bit of... more>> strength). The main difference between other novels is that the MC has very low potential. He simply cannot ever hope to match the sheer power of an S-rank, its like two different species: one is an ant the other an elephant. No matter how strong a single ant gets it can never match an elephant. Despite this knowledge, the MC still regularly interacts with these S-ranks who can kill him on a whim (albeit thanks to a skill that prevents fear).

To note, the development is slow. However this is because the main focus of this novel is family bonds, interactions between friends, mental trauma and psychological growth. Not kill the villain and save the world. <<less
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leva
leva rated it
December 30, 2019
Status: c248
This novel will surprise you with hidden depths, chapters down the line. I have to admit the writing style takes some getting used to--it's MC's perspective, a reckless, fearless (literally in his case), headstrong young man trying to mend his relationship with his (physically stronger, more handsome, better) younger brother. The flavor is very shonen-y and some questionable topics (abuse, harassment, misogyny, inherent sociopathy in some people) are handled rather lightly.

And then we get further into the plot, delved around the reason MC wished to turn back time: his brother's... more>> awakening, estrangement, and death. It's both good and bad for me because I'm not really a fan of the very game-esque lingo and mechanics, but the sprinkles of information is tonnes better than infodump, while also working to further the plot as MC discovers the hidden side to whatever's going on in his world.

Pros for me:

  • Family fluff to the extreme, both of the blood and found kind.
  • MC is sass king, literal twig trashing people with muscle mass twice his weight.
  • Younger brother is literally the cinnamon roll who can and will kill you all in one package.
  • Character development all around!!!
  • Seong Hyeonjae.
Cons:

  • Very heavy game lingo
  • Seong Hyeonjae.
TLDR: fantastically developed unreliable narrator MC ft. Family feels, action, and issues. Not BL, but some very heavy undertones to that front. I guess if endgame isn't BL then /shrug/ it isn't BL. <<less
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Darkgrifter
Darkgrifter rated it
September 20, 2019
Status: c56
Monster dad gets 5 stars from me.

It is a very interesting take on the setting of other books like soel station necromancer where there are dungeons in real life and the MC goes back in time for a redo.

But unlike a lot of those that feel like power fantasy (not that I mind) this one has an MC that isn't as intrested in raising his own personal power as he is in raising the power of others. The characters while somewhat simple are all believable to some extent and nothing... more>> has really shattered my suspension of disbelief.

I find my self looking forward to each weeks release and that is enough to earn a 5 star from me. <<less
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boltpl
boltpl rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: --
Starts fun, but later it becomes complete brain f... I mean author tries to hard to make it epic, plot became so un-logical and forcefully twisted that I was speechless

I can nearly promise you, that if you read spoilers you will drop this novel :P

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sweetnarry
sweetnarry rated it
September 28, 2019
Status: c60
I found this novel after reading "Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint" and "Trash of the Count's Family". Some fanarts would include this novel and so far? I'M LOVIN' IT!

I love stories with lots of misunderstanding that'll lead the MC to be beloved/cherished by people around him! The MC started weak and decided to support the people around him instead of being a ball of jealousy and envy which is a great development. This novel is one of the series I look forward to aside from ORV & TCF!
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etherealbao
etherealbao rated it
September 3, 2019
Status: 104
I gave it 3 stars before, but now I'm raising it to 4 now that the world building had been clearer than before.

+ It was a really fun light read

+ Characters are interesting and if you're a sucker for obsessive chara, you'll get plenty of them here.

... more>> + I like the relationship between MC and other characters. It's like they're pet or smth lol

+MC is OP without physically OP skills and it's always interesting to me

- The writing is just lacking. Lot of times descriptions can be confusing

- Most characters got interested in MC right away so it feels pretty weird and don't bring out their personalities at all.

-The novel is too MC centered that other characters presence felt too little. Often times you'll forget they exist.

- I realized it in most east asian asian novels, but they always don't put who's talking at the dialogue. Seems like a cultural thing, since they have junior/senior and gendered difference in the way of talking so it should be easy for them to tell the difference of who is talking at the time. But it's really hard to tell in English you know... <<less
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boomstick3000
boomstick3000
June 8, 2019
Status: c24
I like it so far. The first few chapters were rough. The MC initially was unlikable, being a giant ball of jealousy and incompetence. However, I like how the reader can see his attempts to change into a better person. By around chapter 15 this has become one of the series I look forward to most when I see it updated.
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JinVodka
JinVodka rated it
June 8, 2019
Status: c24
It has good beginning and had good MC development. His actions are understable and his class is pretty unique. What I like is the MC is weak while he supports other strong characters like Trash of the Count Family. If you like weak MC but can do support and have clever mind with strong allies having potential. Then this would be suitable for your taste.
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kyuujunana
kyuujunana rated it
January 15, 2020
Status: c92
Let me be honest, I like stories like this. The only problem is there are some parts that I don’t understand. The arrangement sentence is nice, but, well, there are some messiness and the understanding sometimes just doesn’t make sense, so I tend to read quickly on that part twice and then I move on, thinking it wasn’t that much important.

And then there’s game terminologies which I don’t get it even though I’ve searched it online already like ‘stats’ and ‘levels’. I know what levels are, but the author puts... more>> the ‘stat’ and ‘levels’ like they’re the same meaning which confuses me even more. Thus, I ignored the understanding behind those explanations, but I still read it anyway.

Those are just the cons. There are more, but I don’t want to be a picky ‘eater’. Of course, there are pros too. The reason I didn’t write it is because I will probably write a whole damn abridged story and then it’ll be spoilers for you all.

I’ll just say that, the MC is to my liking (only I wished he grew a bit of a backbone). <<less
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userone
userone
January 11, 2020
Status: c80
For those that don't want to read a long review here's a summary of the pros/cons up until I read, obviously this is my opinion and others are free to think differently.

PRO:

  • Not the typical OP character (but still OP)
  • Side characters who aren't just throw away (Author takes time to flash them out and uses them throughout the story, not just for a couple chapters)
  • The selling point: Raising S-Rankers (OP characters), and sticking to it
  • Comedy that's not too overused or too boring
CON:

  • Characters develop too quickly IMO
  • Semi-Typical overpowered MC
  • Bit heavy on racism against Japanese (Only shows up in several chapters just be ready for it, please understand that relationship between the two nations are still rocky, sincerely a Korean that's not happy with the amount of racism)
It's the... more>> a semi-typical MC goes back to past, becomes OP story. Semi-typical because it's not the OP himself that becomes ridiculously strong but how he finds people with Talent and brings out their maximum talent (and because he can turn other people OP that in turn gives the MC a wealth of privileges). Politics play a part in the story such as between governments and between guilds. Word of warning though, the novel is preeetty darn racist against Japanese (at least up until I read), and this is coming from a Korean, but thankfully not every chapter is mired by this. The selling point of the story is obviously finding and raising the 'S-Rankers' as the title states and it does a good job of sticking to it although personally I would have liked for the characters to develop slower. Instead of starting crappy and slowly developing into an S-ranker, a lot of the characters either start great and turn OP, or start crappy and turn OP because of MC unlocking a skill. If this is a turn-off keep in mind the process does take several/dozens of chapters and time does pass in-story to justify the characters developing. On a positive note, the author does take the time to flash out the characters, the S-rankers doesn't go to the MC, the MC seeks out the S-rankers, learns about them, and goes about earning their trust. But unfortunately, while we learn a good deal about the characters, the S-rankers are IMO, a little too quick in trusting the MC. <<less
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Otaku108
Otaku108 rated it
November 29, 2019
Status: c50
Going by the premise alone, I had to give points to the non-over powered main character which is usually the norm for these style of light novels. He quite literally cannot defend himself against 90% of the other characters introduced up to the point I read.

That being said, this character had one flaw which I just couldn't stand, and that is his complete lack of confidence. Or more the the point the inability to say no to others, particularly his little brother (thou it's not limited to just him). The... more>> concept is great but the execution leaves something to be desired. Now this could very well be just due to my own tastes and personality so I won't try to tell you this isn't worth your time. In fact, if this doesn't sound like a problem or even makes the character better in your eyes, then you're quite likely to love this novel for it's unique MC in a rather familiar world.

When I say familiar world it's because I've read countless LN about how dungeon portals start appearing all over Earth causing those around them to become powered people randomly. This isn't a new idea, it's rather old hat at this point, reason being it's a relatively easy and unimaginative way to create a world with super powers and monsters on demand. Not putting it down, just pointing out the over used setting for what it is.

There are worse things to spend your time on and if the previously mentioned points aren't problems for you then this is definitely worth your time. For me, I had to drop it because I got tired of the pushover MC giving in yet again for no real reason. <<less
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TEEMOMO
TEEMOMO rated it
September 24, 2019
Status: c62
I love this novel!! Its makes me addicted and my heart felt fluffy from cuteness overload (Peace and Chirpy are adorable♡♡). I also love interaction and how protective and sticky little bro feel toward his hyung (brocon alert?!) Quite slow pace but entertaining, I really love it, wishing for more soon.

Thanks translator-nim for your hardwork! I kept up with the recent release and desperate for more🥺
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Chrysanthemum Kiss
Chrysanthemum Kiss rated it
August 2, 2019
Status: --
Welcome back Novel Updates! (Me to myself)

This series brings me back to my good old days with this site. Was kind of bored with the site lately, my reading list just became dry (I'm reading novels where translator breaks 1 short chapter into 3 and it drives me crazy waiting for updates) - I am unemployed just let me be.

Anyway, back to the vibes of this series.. really agree with previous comments that this is the golden age of korean modern dungeon novels (loved seoul station necromancer and solo... more>> levelling)... so no wonder this is a good read for me too.

Just keep the chapters coming!!!

And of course thank you translator! <<less
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Fran.2424
Fran.2424
October 18, 2019
Status: c66
This is so good, I'm a sucker for novels with child raising and pets! Besides so far the novel is quite light in term of drama and action, Wich I really like because is a breath of fresh air (at least for me), and the good thing is that despite being light it has and an interesting plot
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