The Spearmaster and the Black Cat


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After a tear in reality pulls Kagari Shuya into a white room he discovers a futuristic interface for reincarnating in a different world. After looking through the different races and skills he unlocks a new race, Lucivault, a type of vampire with none of its characteristic weaknesses. All set to start his life in a new world, Shuya is confused to discover that he is enveloped in darkness. As it turns out something went wrong when he was transported and instead of appearing where he was supposed to, he appeared in an underground cave. Shuya faces untold dangers, runs for his life, before finding his way out of the underground world. After escaping he meets his Shishou and begins to learn to fight with a spear. There is also a cute black cat named Rollo.

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Stranger & Black Cat
Yaritsukai to, Kuroneko
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05/18/18 Infinite Novel... c86
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04/21/18 Infinite Novel... c83
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03/24/18 Infinite Novel... c80
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02/27/18 Infinite Novel... c77
02/10/18 Infinite Novel... c76
01/27/18 Infinite Novel... c75
01/14/18 Infinite Novel... c74
10/12/17 Birdy Translations c74 part1
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New MarutaDean rated it
May 23, 2018
Status: --
feels like china novel with a lot of clan and guild and drama and clan extermination. I dont know to where author bring this MC story. The goal is resurect his familiar and search something legendary. The pace is not slow and he plunge into one problem to other problem as well with a information gathering first to see his enemy

its really good to read
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wuhugm rated it
August 1, 2016
Status: c161
At the point this review is written, the raw is at c161 with 1, 602, 879 Japanese Characters. Also it's daily updated, so I doubt any translator can catch up to it... But I wish they could, because this is probably the best true adventure novel in Narou

It's extremely detailed, you don't know what will happen next, hell, you don't know who are the heroines.

It's amazing. Try it~
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pentadrian rated it
February 27, 2017
Status: --
What could've been a good reincarnation novel ended up getting ruined by standard WN writing cliches. While this refreshingly did away with truck-sama and a mysterious God who manages reincarnated people, there was no rationale as to why the MC reincarnated, why he could literally choose OP cheats, how he was so calm after rinsing transmigration etc.

I'm not sure if it's the original wiring or the translation, but most of the chapters are filled with useless onamatopoeic romanji that add nothing to the plot. I'm here to read a... more>> novel, not page after page of sound effects. The plot is hard enough to follow as it is. On top the race names are confusing as hell. But what really does the novel in is how the MC gets used to killing so easily and the rate at which he acquired absurd skills. <<less
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kensei001 rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c4
I never really write a review, but because there was no one who reviewed this series with great potential I thought why not. (Sorry for the clumsy writhing in advance).

This series seems pretty good. I don't really have anything to complain about.

Well, the MC is transported to a room where he has a choice to be reincarnated or not. The prologue was done pretty unique with its description on how the process of the whole reincarnation is done.

It has an interesting story thus far, hopefully it stays this way.
The MC also has a choice to choose his own race and 4 skills which are pretty interisting.

At the moment... more>> it hasn't really gone indept to the world building because the MC is still somewhere lost. So no new characters introduced, so hopefully there will be some unique and interisting one. <<less
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NoobaLoob rated it
March 29, 2017
Status: c53
- The Game Elements are done well, it isn't until much later that he gets an item that replicates an 'inventory'. It has been confirmed that there is an 'identify' skill, but the MC doesn't have it.

- A vast world filled with several types of unique magic and abilities. Various gods are well explained.. Makes me want to read more!

- Good mystery set up from the start. The story is told very naturally, the MC moves on his own devices but you feel like something is going on in... more>> the background.

- The 'black cat' is a misnomer, it's actually a super panther when it fights. The cat does not speak or control the MC with suggestions. The MC promised loose goals to it, but that's it (very loose goals with no timetables lol).

- The fighting scenes are really well done.

- MC is strong and his race is OP (literally Lucifer) but he isn't instant-OP, he needs to work for it and he can die if he's not careful.

- This is a small detail I liked, his race is 'Lucivault' and he has a tattoo of a cross of light that's covered in chains.. Idk.. Symbology or something.


- The first 24 chapters are terrible to read. The translator works super quickly but didn't get an editor until then, and it shows.. I know the editor said he's working on old chapters (to be fair, the editor is really.. Really good) but for now you will be pulling your hair out sometimes.

- There really is no rational for why him (or others) are able to transmigrate to this world. The world is set up explicitly to stop gods from entering it. Unless there is a major explanation in the future, this is simply convenience for easy plot sake. Especially when you consider the god/being that brought the MC to this world gave him the ability to choose any race+4 unique awesome powers regardless of how those powers worked with that race. (For example, he could have choose to be a water spirit with fire powers)

- Like all Japanese novels, the MC is super.. Super unrealistically friendly to women. I get that women have vaginas but this MC literally tells a female assassin (aiming for him) that he loves her after knowing her for like 4 days with VERY limited interactions.

- With few exceptions, all notable characters are women (ALL notable humans/elves are women). I guess it's possible but how likely is that? I feel like this author is going to make the MC, who is reasonable is every-other aspect, someone to only have women companions or something.. It's annoying. (Oh, and there is the trope of western looking woman fawning over a self-admitted bland japanese dude)

- He is fixated on being an adventurer for no real reason other than "it's just the thing to do". The MC is not as strong as an Elder dragon or something, but he is strong as a S-Rank adventurer (at least s-rank maybe even s-rank+, he hasn't been pushed yet except by his master). The world is in turmoil and he is already Immortal (not invincible, he just wont die from aging) - I do not see what is stopping him from making a base already.. HE ALREADY CLAIMED THAT TO BE ONE OF HIS GOALS!

- The BIGGEST con for me is the name of his race. It is CLEARLY Lucivault but the translator is keeping it Rusivault. It should be Lucivault because although the MC is a good person, his power most resembles *Lucifer*. It just makes sense for his evolved form to be Lucivault, not Rusivault.

- For the last 10 chapters or so (chapters 43-53) the plot has become incredibly annoying with the women aspect. The MC can not meet a woman and not mention her breasts and that woman can not help but to immediately spread her legs for the MC (all while acknowledging his bland Japanese face - 'bland' is not my word.. It's in the novel). The author set up an incredibly intriguing world but HALF (at least) of the dialog since the MC has made it to human lands has been about women. <<less
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Haruko rated it
April 28, 2017
Status: c50
Well... to describe my impression of this series after reading 50 chapters, I would say that I am disapointed.

Allthough reading this novel in its early chapters felt a bit boring but it got better later on and plot seemed interesting, however it suddenly chanced after Shuya got into contact whith women. Story itself started to circle around of boobs and butts, missing the bigger plot.

So... yeah its not a novel to my taste anymore and I will drop it, because if I want to read about ero things I will... more>> read novel specified of them, not something that feels like some teenager horndog wrote it.

I am giving a thumbs up for the translator & editor though. Allthough the novel let me down plotwise, its guality is great and translator & editor comments are hilarious to read ^.^ <<less
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Orphiex rated it
March 31, 2017
Status: c51
This series started out with promise; the main character had an interesting quirk, and his starting point was good, but after he got done with training his new skills and headed into inhabited territory, the author turned him into a s*x-crazed maniac and started spending more and more time describing the female characters' breasts, at which point it just started feeling like another wish-fulfillment story. This isn't a bad story by any means, but it's lost whatever it was that kept me reading. It's up to you whether to give... more>> it a try or not. <<less
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jackslate rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: c30 part2
Shuya's an effin weirdo, but gets the romance (if you can call it that) going pretty quickly. But all of this is after what I'd call the prologue chapters, which takes a while to get through, since each chapter is pretty long, almost triple of what you'd usually see.

He might be OP, but he does work to get there, and his approach towards the world arround him is kinda refreshing.

The translation is pretty good, though there are some weird word replacements here and there.

The weapon of choice is rather unique... more>> for this type of story, but so is a lot of other things.

I hope this one doesn't start going downhill any time soon, though it probably will. <<less
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c72
This story starts off slowly, but it focuses on training and becoming friendly with the family the Shuya encounters. It makes sense that he trains to become stronger before setting out in the world. The pace picks up after that, and the story has some nice, creative fantasy elements. I love all of the adventure and gore.

However, there are a few critical weaknesses here...

  1. BOOBS. What is with the MC and BOOBS? He literally identifies several of the female characters by their breasts and doesn't pay any attention to the men. If the translation team didn't leave editorial comments in there making jokes about how completely fixated the MC is on BOOBS, I think I would've dropped it long ago. Shuya literally spends several chapters in a row mentioning BOOBS or feeling up women before a chapter shows up where he doesn't.
  2. Shuya himself isn't very smart. Several different events have happened so far where he just OPs his way through them. It doesn't require any clever strategy. He even lets the humans take advantage of him without trying to do anything in retaliation. When women try to kill him, all he does is flirt with and feel them up (this is not always consensual) and possibly have s*x with them.
  3. The start of the story is weak in how it abruptly makes him this OP creature without challenging him to develop on his own or anything. The greatest character development I've seen so far is when he stops trying to have s*x with everyone hot woman he encounters. Although there is a central plot, it comes across as weak and unfocused most of the time. Shuya is taking his time very leisurely.
The highlights of this series would be the cat and some of the side characters. I like how the writer brings attention to Rollo frequently and seriously treats her as... more>> a leading character instead of some kind of pet or minor character. <<less
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TUSF rated it
March 28, 2017
Status: c9
Honestly, the story sounds interesting. The chapters are a decent length and the story at least seems to flow nicely. I normally don't review stories and just leave a rating, unless I feel the current reviews are inadequate. And you know what? The translation quality is bad. No one seems to be talking about it, but the translation is just irksome.

It doesn't melt brain cells like a machine translations, but it feels like none of the sentences have any feeling, and they're all so monotonous. On top of that, there... more>> are a lot of weird sentences with broken grammar and such. It feels like a chore to read this translation. This story is in serious need of an editor. <<less
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Ajarn rated it
March 30, 2018
Status: c80
I quite like mc's attitude, he's not the typical weak dense protagonist often found in a lot of japanese web novels nor the overbearing and offending everyone of the chinese ones ; he's frank with himself and others & in particular concerning womens, there is no s*xual content, However it's stated when the deed is done. If he can avoid conflict he tries to.

About this story there is not a lot of the clichés of fantasy web/light novels. Another thing I like is the detailled explanation of the background and... more>> especially the magic system. And rollo is cute.

however I find the devellopement about the vampire race of shuya (mc) a little dissapointing.

I think I said all I wanted to say, I'd give it five stars if the whole 80 chapters I read where as good as the beginning (until fog forest) ; after that point i'd give it 3.5 stars I guess. Let's go for 4 stars as a whole then. <<less
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ArgosYesu rated it
May 31, 2017
Status: c58
Hrm, how to say this... it's a bit hard to think highly of?

Ignoring the TL quality in the beginning and middle, the story itself is kinda... meh. MC is both serious yet always seems to think with his d*ck. This doesn't show much when he's training with his master, but once he leaves it's basically "She's beautiful, let's get acquainted and maybe spend the night." People seem to like this kind of thing, though, and I blame it on all the heavily dense/boring Japanese MCs out there. Horny really isn't... more>> that nice a trait.

If you think I'm making a mountain out of an ant hill, then you just need to read. Whenever MC visits a place, the first thing to be noticed is any beautiful girl. He'll somehow be able to stare at her breast for some indescribable amount of time, and the other party rarely notices, or they have a disposition where they actually like the attention.

I'm kinda scared what will happen when the MC gets himself involved with the slaves...

Overall it's a 3. I'm not that much of an ass to lower the score due to TL quality for this one since the TL does try and get editors and proofreaders, but it's still a very hard read... Meh. <<less
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GrumpyWerebear rated it
March 10, 2017
Status: c53
I'm giving this five stars because I am one of the editors (currently the only one) for Birdy translations and I love it. Although I just picked up the position I enjoyed it before I started. (Working on editing the older chapters 6-30 as we speak, sadly my edits ended up being deleted so I am starting over again.)

Remember this review is my opinion and it should be taken as such. Please read the web novel and see for yourself whether you like it or not.

The MC... more>> is level headed (not when to comes to woman) and calm plus the reason why he was reincarnated is unknown and I like that. He is not the hero or anything. Honestly his luck plays a decent part in why he is where he is for being in the right place as the right time. He then trains to become better over time after meeting his master. He is NOT instantly Overpowered and works his way up. (Still kind of overpowered)

The authors obsession with the female body, how beautiful the females are and that the MC wants to do them them (all the time) is slightly annoying even coming from the editor standpoint. I am hoping for them to use their brain more after getting in trouble at some point.

The story is good and the action is nice. I will update that later if is still feel the same way. <<less
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xypha rated it
February 19, 2017
Status: c20
Kagari Shuuya found himself inside a white room where he was presented with a futuristic interface to assist in his reincarnation in a world of swords and magic. He chose extra skills and reincarnated as a brand new species that unites light and darkness, Seivalt. His destination was a very severe place that, even with his cheats, was not going to be easy to survive. He encounters a white giant winged beast, an apostle, which instantly overpowers him and starts consuming his flesh. They commence a life and death battle... more>> and amidst his flesh and blood, Shuuya meets a black cat. <<less
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DyingBreed rated it
April 11, 2018
Status: c379
Roller coaster ups and down. Only thinks that I dont like much about is probably the cat love to much screen time and the skip s*x scenes sometimes. AND ALMOST I FORGET to say I understand the author and tittle of the MC character be a martial muscle brain action type but c mon his race and type is most advantageus like a wizard, magus o spell AoG no chant badass but almost never use magic to sweep the floor of noobs and nobodyes. Also always you need to cut... more>> his magic and spirit stats to create new useless family or gadget I understand sometimes but after a dozen it become a hassle. Apart never try to buy except onetime spells books in one store. Apart for that is far better that most of the other japanese light novel that I have see it have a lot of other rip tiittles here and there of for example forgotten realms star gate etc fun read I guess-

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TimeVoid rated it
October 10, 2017
Status: c73 part1
This is the first novel that I enjoyed the most, I mean this MC is a rare type unlike your typical MC who likes to be summoned a certain castle by some kidnapper king. But instead, this MC is stranded by no means full of danger environment until an encounter of fate which save his live.

The story were very good, it is full of adventure and Beautiful women (yeah, it is a very interesting with those mountains and beautiful scenery) (If you know, what I mean).

And, also the MC is... more>> having the Job of a spear man which is also rare. Considering that the typical MC were focusing to be some idiotic Hero with his op power and create his own harem with save the world sticking the Mainstream having a class job of swordsman and Magician.

This MC whose name is Shuya were one of the MC that actually kinda weak at the beginning but as the story progress he changes.

More over, he has his own perverted side too including charmed by the beautiful women on his surroundings but still he is a good guy. He is not a Hero, He is an adventurer that goes by the wind with a promises/objectives to be full filled. As for the harem, the build and development would be by itself through each the story progress and encounters.

In summary, read this novel and enjoy his adventure. (His journey is long and fun) <<less
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Aho555 rated it
January 9, 2018
Status: --
I remember reading up to somewhere past the intro arc a long time ago, but I just wanted to write this before continuing to read this again. It's pretty much hard to fault this when it comes to the writing, technically. It's immersive and the beginning was pretty intense in terms of what the MC experiences in his first steps into a different world.

Outside of that, it's just a matter of whether the story and characters are to your liking, so it's definitely worth a read to get an idea... more>> of that. <<less
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elhessan rated it
July 3, 2017
Status: c57
Nice story, quite perverted MC but at least he has balls to get what he wants. Detailed world, unfortunately the translation still has room for improvement, lots mistakes and sometimes I just skip some lines because they're too confusing, but despite everything I'd say good job for author and translator and also editor...
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Baabaablack rated it
March 11, 2018
Status: c35
This series starts out strong but starts getting structurally weak when the MC leaves the first village. What really did me in was the fog forest arc. What could have been an interesting story suffered from a bad case of in character exposition.
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Poison_Ice_Blade rated it
February 5, 2018
Status: c28
it has an interesting concept that isn't well executed, even parts that should be interesting are just boring. In fact the more interesting parts of the story is when he interacts with monsters because it adds mystery to the world but for some reason once it starts to go into slice of life mod, it fails to hold my attention. The MC's personality isn't that great ether. Hes basically a gentleman pervert that won't rape you without permission but the fact that he obviously thirsty really freaks out all the... more>> female characters. As a female myself im also put off by the behavior. Oh and I forgot to mention the fact that he has no weaknesses, its like a cliche Mary Sue. Hes a vampire but he rarely needs blood and can eat normal human food without finding any wrong with it. Hes not weak to the sun nor does he feel a uncontrollable desire for human blood. In fact he able to store animal blood in water bottles without it going bad! Whats even the point of being a vampire if your just gonna negate all of its downsides?! <<less
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shiro rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: c30
I really want to like this novel but it is boring.

The pros :

The translation quality is good.

... more>> The adventure is here and the world building is full of good ideas.

Rollo (she is the most intersting character)

The chain ability is very cool (thought underused, it is cool).

The cons:

MC is really bland and boring. I just don't care about him. Beside completing his pact with Rollo and sleeping with every women he can find, he has no clear goal or desire and without that, there can't be character growth. He is so OP each time he fight there is zero tension. He is simply not interesting and for me the biggest drawback to this novel.

Side Characters are useless to the story. They aren't one dimentional and their interactions are sometimes interesting (mostly when they don't interact with MC) but the author spend a lot of time describing them and, in the end, they don't add much to the story. <<less
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