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
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DeirdreH rated it
April 23, 2020
Status: c162 part2
Author updates every 2.1 days.
Translator updates every 6.9 days.

Don't start this series unless you're ok with never being able to read to the end.

Other than that it's a reasonably good story. The cause of the MC's reincarnation has not yet been explained but there are potential clues that have shown up in recent chapters so maybe we'll learn the reason eventually.

One of the most refreshing aspects of this novel is the MC's willingness to not get involved in events that do not suit his interests. Early he learns about... more>> the kidnapping of a princess but since he has no connection to her, the kingdom, or the kidnappers he decides, "it has nothing to do with me" and moves on with life. Events are mentioned in tavern conversation and city announcement boards that sometimes affect the MC but frequently have nothing to do with him at all. Events happening in the world independently of the MC makes it seem more real.

The translation can be a bit annoying because the group that is translating it now is very inconsistent with the spelling of names. One character's name has been translated three different ways so far: Dalarl, Saril, Dollar... and that's just between chapters that group translated themselves. You can forget about any consistency between the group that's translating now and the group that translated the first 74 chapters. You'll spend a significant amount of time trying to figure out who the characters are rather than enjoying the story, especially right after the changeover between translators.

The plot does have a few annoying aspects:


Helme's butt obsession


starts off funny, but quickly gets tiresome. Perhaps if the author keeps up with this joke it will push through the depths of "annoying" and wrap around to "ironically funny". <<less
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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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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 sexual 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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TimeVoid rated it
October 10, 2017
Status: c232
One of many novels that I enjoyed but then somehow it was not exciting anymore to read, let just say the early chapters were somehow trigger my curiosity and give some motivation on continuing reading the up coming translated chapters. However, upon progressing deep into the story somehow the motivation is kinda disappeared. The reason :

1. Too much side characters that cannot be remembered except the MC and his party

2. Too much world factions that makes story lose its balance

3. Predictable battle : MC wins by either plot armor... more>> or OP cheat. Or even Both

4. MC harem is kinda annoying except yui and vine

5. The black cat is a spoiled cat <<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 s*aves...

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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Dekeomi rated it
November 20, 2020
Status: c84
I enjoyed the first forty or so chapters because of the interesting and admittedly well done game elements but after that it just started to get painful to read, at a certain point almost anything the protagonist does is justified because he is somehow helping a girl. The characters and writing gets extremely bland and forgettable which quite frankly I can't blame because the author introduces new female character's for the protagonist to save at every chance they can get. In my opinion the best and most likeable character written... more>> in this novel so far is the cat and the most unique character is a minor character that only says variations of the word "enchant".

TLDR: Protagonist is a horny f*ck whose only reason for doing anything is to help girls. <<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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April 28, 2021
Status: c212
You need a lot of patience if you are going to read this novel. I am a huge fan of isekai but I really couldn't get into the story until after 100 chapters. The translation was pretty bad early too. I am at a point now where I an looking forward to the next chapter but don't expect some huge payoff for your patience either. I think selling point for this is that it is pretty long and you never say to yourself "That's it?" at the end of the... more>> chapter. It's a large bowl of miso soup. <<less
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November 27, 2020
Status: c200
The OP MC is ruthless and honest to his desires unlike some wimpy characters in typical jp novels. However, there are too many side stories and characters in the series. There aren't many surprises or twists while the harem building and comedy are too plain. The chapters are too lengthy perhaps.
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Giperman rated it
January 23, 2020
Status: c459
Oh boy, here we go!

Author manages to create absolutely unique world. Every ability, every race, every city, locations, enemy, artifacts, weapons, magic, everything seems unique, fresh, never used before by other authors. (For me at least)

I'm amazed by the sheer size of the world and by the imagination of author needed to build such world. Unfortunately, this come with the price of scattered story. The further story goes the less focused it became. He can set a goal and it would take 200 chapters, while it could be done... more>> in ten if only MC didn't create new goals. Yes, that's how life is, but not to that extent. This trend appears in every part of novel. The casual conversation would be cut in the middle. By the random thoughts of MC who saw his spirit dancing in bg. They can't go anywhere without casually play with something along the way. While it's vexing how long it could take, at the same time this add deepness to the story, where every character has their own personality, or gain it along the way.

Stroy showcasing how fantasy world should be if it's inhabited with armies of monsters. It answers with a lot of really strong people. With A LOT of strong people.

Fights described with a lot of details. Since most of the powers a basically unique they tend to be pretty interesting, and sometimes long, because MC use every chance to train (yes in the middle of the fight, he percieves mostfights as training.)

It's important to say that this stroy doesn't have any main goals anymore, only secondary that seems interesting to MC or dangers to his close ones.

All in all, really good stuff, chapters are pretty long, Rebecca is the best girl (the most complex personality IMO) 8/10 (why 8 reason down bellow)

Old long version down below

I really like this one, author manages to create world that never cease to be exciting. The world has inique atmosphere that's different from others isekai novels.

I'm in particular, didn't like certain characters behaviour, like Viine's total loyalty, or Eva's unquestionable friendliness, like they got no personalities themselves like paper sheet with word "Yes" written on it. Well later it's became less and less prominent.

What hook me up is this infinite development of story, of his strenght and his companions.

When they all became his kin, they also start to develop

Every time he get a new move, spell, skill, technique it looks sloppy and raw, but he continues to utilize and refine it, until it become more and more proper and powerful techniques. It's really cool that you see how he improves as stry progresses.

It was exciting when they already get to auction, where he made friends (and no only friends (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)). But after auction author like didn't know what he wanted, so he litteraly started to throw one story route after another. Shuya came back to mist forest with Misty (the one with golems, and sister of Sol, the dude that tried to kill Shuya and Yui), leave her with Henkai, which he befrended after auction, and Viine and goes to Heckatrail (or whatever was his first city called) f*cks Nora (vampire hunter) check some stuff and immediately leaves. That's where the sh*t happened. He goes to the Quiche's village, which she rebuilded, and that's where the most messy, orderless arc started, the f*cking Evil forest.

He hadn't achieved not a single of his goal inside of this forest without starting a new goal and fight with few new enemies, that every time stretches story for the good 10 new chapters. Save the village kids from vampires, while the f*cking village is under a siege of orc army - leave Helme, skeletons, and another onein village, while he goes to help the kids. On a way found a fight between Nora vampire and Silver wolf clan's Princess, helps defeat vampire, say goodbye to Nora, take the princess with you and go to vampires lair, where he found that it's under attack of two Butterfly-human (i didn't really get it, it's like they a made from butterfly or they can control it, the main feature is their wings). The two girls are insanely strong, one fighting with Hoffman - vampire of Valmask family, and another isekai protagonist, another started fight with Shuya. After fight with Butterfly Shuya helps a bunch of captured by vampires people including childer from village, while Hoffman fights with another Butterfly. On a way to the village he encounter giant, which is a Hoffman summoned, beat his ass, learn new technique, then unseal a witch that was sealed in weapon of giant, beat her ass, than she swears loyalty. Then help village of Quiche with it's siege. Than start bulding houses, than encouner bunch of ghosts of elfs, that lived in this village, take a quest from one of the ghosts, than f*cking treant/demons army start attacking, and an army of silver wolves clan helped them, etc.

It was explained that this forest was ancient battlefield of gods, and in some flashbacks they literally teared space, and detonate nuclear spells in this forest, so there is this much threats in the forest.

BUT THIS sh*t WAS SO STRETCHED, and that's not even a half of it, at least hundred more chapters until where I am, and he's still in the forest. Author just start throwing MC in one situation after another, of course every point in story than connected. That was mindblowing how such a mess of a story became one, I almost started shouting in monitor how cool was it. But I dropped two times, because when there is important story, Shuya's attention brings sh*t like some kid in the village eat a candy, than describe a candy, describe how cute Rolo is, describe a child, describe how Helme happily start splashing water from her tits, describe how somebody training on background, than back to the story. Author just pouring so called 'water' on reader to fill the gaps in chapter. There is his new goals, but auther still holds Shuya from going to them by creating ABSOLUTELY new situation, you could never predict what would pop up. Do you think they safely arrive in the village of the Silver wolf clan? Nah ah - here's fight which take ten chapters long. You think we go to the main event in the village (some ritual) ? Nah ah here another 30 chapters of events inside. His trip to this village was one of the first goals in this forest, and it take him more than 120 chapter to even start going here.

Despite being utterly annoying, all this adds considerable depth to the novel. The world-building is so massive, complicated, and interesting, that it's really hard to stop reading.

I don't want to rant any longer about how messy of a story it is. At least it really has it unique atmospehe to this world.

I read a lot of Japanese isekai, and that one is hardly comparable to any other. I can't say that it's the best one, no it isn't. But damn it's good read, it has a lot of cliches, but somehow auther managed to create them in that way, that they looks like totally new or unique.

All and all, I really enjoyed reading (I'm still reading this) this novel. Has a unique atmosphere and depth to the world, has hundreds of characters, with unique personalities, weapons, fighting styles, artifacts, spells. Never ending flow of imagination. There're so much of stuff that I lost a track of it already. Author has such a imagination to maintain a story with this much of characters, but has not enough capacity to tell the story with proper means, like not mixing ten arcs together.

Yeah. 8/10, not 10 becase I got burnt up few times reading this mess, but really enjoyed it afterwards. <<less
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Jasu321 rated it
November 24, 2019
Status: c179
Main Points

    • MC is OP
    • Overall storyline is fairly slow with a lot of unneeded dialogue and information
    • Detailed scenes and actions/ world building is on the lower side of the spectrum
So every review about the author describing the MC as a huge pervert is pretty spot on. However, I think I read somewhere in the beginning of the novel that he's like that because of his race traits. Not entirely sure as this would be a really small detail and one that isn't emphasized on. The action scenes are pretty detailed but also a little hard to follow.

While the author puts a lot of little details and goes into detail about small things, I think the author forgets to put detail in the process of how the MC obtains his OP'ness. I'd also like to point out that the author puts extreme details to things like guilds and stuff, but ends up not mentioning them for more than 2 chapters or completely annihilates them in 1 chapter.

When talking about the MC, he's completely overpowered and the author doesn't really explain or put emphasis on how he got his reincarnation chance or why he's able to learn things extremely quick. Basically the readers know that he trained really hard and got skills and such, and after eliminating some builds here and there, the author suddenly puts in a god in the story and the god is completely scared by him and this goes for every other god he encounters too. There really isn't anything that builds up to it because after the beginning chapters the author only trains in spearmanship and doesn't do anything with skills other than using them.

The author also basically gives the character extremely overpowered items that don't even make sense in my opinion. Another thing is the reincarnation method. This part really irks me because the world building is that typical isekai world with medieval themed buildings and such but the items he has are basically sci-fi items that makes no sense except for a way to let the author put in whatever type of weapon he wants. Also it doesn't even make sense because the item belonged to someone else in the first place but apparently the owner had a dead brain since it was basically left untouched until the MC got it into his hands.

I think it was really a unique way compared to most Isekai reincarnations. Although I forgot how the MC dies (before reincarnation) or even if the author put that in but the systems that the author makes are really interesting.

In the first 150 or so chapters the MC didn't have a lot of dialogue, or at least not to the point of having multiple conversations in the same chapter but in the recent chapters the MC and his harem have multiple dialogues with each other but at this points its a time waster to read them and is actually annoying to read how they interact with each other because they do that s*upid way of Japanese writing where everyone present with the MC has to chime in to a simple question using their weird way of talking to the MC. Moreover, the MC's way of talking is way too straightforward and it comes off bland and plain. Not to mention the fact that the MC talks about random stuff at random times but unsurprisingly everyone still likes the MC and seemingly doesn't think anything the MC does is wrong in any way.
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Hasenpfote rated it
February 9, 2019
Status: c17
Too bad I read the reviews on the novel too late. The story can be summed up as infodump and I cant sleep and all of a sudden I can do it again. Oh no I have OP abilities, lets not use them because I m s*upid.

Put your time into something else.
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January 22, 2019
Status: c115 part1
The writing style is actually quite unique, with an emphasis on world-building. It defies Chekhov's gun in an oddly refreshing way, mentioning events and characters in the world through the eyes of the protagonist, but he doesn't feel required to involve himself. Sometimes these events come back as plot-essential points, and sometimes they are simply setting the tone. Contrary to many novels on this site, you don't always know what is going to happen next due to flags and cliches, which is a major positive to me.
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bkwrm rated it
November 30, 2018
Status: c87
Has some interesting ideas, but in the end is pretty meh and I have no interest in reading further.

He's a vampire that has no downsides, especially after leaving the caves early on (the MONSTER being a virgin counted... really?). It also barely comes up other than being able to regenerate all damage instantly. So why even make him a freaking vampire? Basically he's so OP that he's never in any danger and can just brute force his way through everything. And it's not a fun crazy OP it's a boring... more>> zero tension OP.

MC is the upfront pervert type. Which is fair enough I guess, but his willingness to do anything and forgive anything for a cute girl gets old after awhile. And like others have said he has a tendency to half ass everything until everyone is dead or dying, even the ones important to him, and than he actually uses his skills.

Author has a serious case of ADD. Tons of minor plot/quest threads are constantly scattered around or encountered and than ignored. Or one is suddenly followed while the something important gets put on the back burner (usually due to a cute girl being involved) and time stops for the important thing somehow. This isn't as noticeable early on, but once he's going between cities it gets pretty bad. <<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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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 r*pe 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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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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