The Simple-Looking Sword Saint is Nevertheless the Strongest


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A Japanese student named Shirokuro Sansui died because of God’s mistake and was teleported to a different world.

He claimed that he wishes to become ‘the Strongest’, so he received a referral letter for a Sage from God and received 500 years of training.

When he reached a stage where he could be called as ‘the Strongest’ in the common people’s standard, he picked up a baby near his training grounds, and there, he finally starts his isekai adventure.

His training is simple, his techniques are simple, he’s ‘the Strongest’ but he looks simple.

With an ordinary wooden sword in hand, the fight of the simple-looking Sword Saint has just begun.

Associated Names
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Jimi na Kensei wa Soredemo Saikyou desu
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/23/18 Paichun Translations c3
05/13/18 Paichun Translations c2
04/25/18 Paichun Translations c1
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Cyan_Snake rated it
May 13, 2018
Status: c2
As this is only at chapter 2 I will not be putting any spoiler tag.

He gets called a barbarian and a monkey, is told that he is only alive/left with both arms is because of the child he is carrying, then say they will test him and hire him to work for them. The MC proceeds to be extremely grateful and think they are really nice people. This coming from 'the strongest' person in the world who admits that he may not be faster than a royal guard.

Without going any... more>> further we know that the MC is 100% dense/ an idiot who HAS TO RAISE A CHILD. Sure he says he may not fit in to Japanese society after the 500 years of training... but really author? Did he forget language and what an insult is? What humiliation is? <<less
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kariage rated it
May 23, 2018
Status: c3
As far as chapter 3, I like what I read.

MC didn't instantly became OP by receiving unique skill from God without any effort, but he has to work hard to be strong instead (fortunately author skip the whole 500 years of MC's training so we don't have to wait for the story to progress only to read a lot of chapter of him training to be strong)

and so far no level, status, appraisal & inventory skill to make it look like MC is in a game world.
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jmanleyb rated it
April 23, 2019
Status: c3
I've been enjoying the manga translation and wanted to read the light novel, since manga adaptations usually truncate stuff or sometimes skip things and you just get a more expanded story in prose most of the time. The first three chapters are great!

... unfortunately that's all that's been translated.

And it's been almost a year since the last update.
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RandomComment rated it
May 23, 2018
Status: v1c3
All I can really say 3 chapters in is, "Poor".

The series starts off awkwardly and bizarrely, tho its interesting to see the author trying to be original and subverting tropes. Unlike many series, the god quite literally doesnt feel a shred of remorse for killing MC by mistake and is quite lackadaisical. "Meh, I messed up, you get 1 wish kid". Also, no blessing. MC had to work hard, for 500 years, for his strength.

However, this very quickly goes downhill with how the series continues to progress from chapter 2... more>> onwards. This isn't someone that was hardened through training for 500 years. He acts humbly and submissively as a normal japanese teenager would. Even if hes not going through 500 years of direct combat experience or anything, you'd think 500 years of sage training would at least let him develop his mental maturity a bit but nope. No such thing. He just accepts the sh*t they say to his face and takes all this haughty nonsense from these nobles face on. Like... come on. They decided to give you a chance for employment sure but... you're not gonna react at all to some overprotective dad and brother literally, explicitly trying to kill you? When you're the strongest? And this brother's attack would have been enough to kill you? What happened to "strongest"?

Not sure if that'll be retconned later with him tanking a lot and finding out hes more durable than he thought or what, but... to be quite frank, the series is a let down. I only read it cause Paichun is translating it and I'm desperately searching for one of these sort of simple series to read atm. But this is much much worse than paichun's other major project, kuchibiku. Meh.

I'll give it until chapter 10 I'd think but the start has been quite appallingly poor. <<less
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Aaronisnothere123 rated it
July 13, 2019
Status: --
I'm really trying to be open with my choices on what to read, but some are just so idiotic, you couldn't imagine what the writer was thinking of.

I've read the manga variant and the novel to see any comparison and boy, do they suck.

The MC is a...... social justice warrior. I've no qualms on how to describe him. He's tough but his mental fortitude is weak, even after 500 years of tempering. Characters around him boss him around, snobby and arrogant and he goes through with it. This makes no... more>> sense whatsoever. I hate this novel due to the progression of the MC in his mindset. He became dumb just after becoming a step-parent. <<less
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