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
槍使いと、黒猫
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Date Group Release
06/24/22 Infinite Novel... c368 part1
06/17/22 Infinite Novel... c367
06/10/22 Infinite Novel... c366
06/03/22 Infinite Novel... c365
05/27/22 Infinite Novel... c364
05/20/22 Infinite Novel... c363
05/13/22 Infinite Novel... c362
05/06/22 Infinite Novel... c361
04/29/22 Infinite Novel... c360 part2
04/25/22 Infinite Novel... c360 part1
04/22/22 Infinite Novel... c359
04/18/22 Infinite Novel... c358
04/15/22 Infinite Novel... c357
04/11/22 Infinite Novel... c356
04/08/22 Infinite Novel... c355
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LuciferMorningstar365
LuciferMorningstar365 rated it
April 27, 2022
Status: c315
I rated this novel 3.0 not because I plan on dropping it, but because it is one of the more polarizing novels on my guilty pleasure list.

What I liked about it was the sprawling sense of adventure and great mystery that this novel has. If I could excise the central characters from the world and replace them with better ones, well...

I have a neutral attitude towards the wish-fulfillment isekai genre but, in general, they miss more than hit. In this case, the novel is too jumbled, in not only setting... more>> but tone (fantasy<->scifi, serious<->goofy, etc).

The reason why it misses in this case is that Shuuya comes off as a complete self-insert type protagonist. I would rather he be a walking cliche than a complete zero.

I choose not to acknowledge his horny behavior as being relevant because in this broken novel, he faces virtually no rejection.

That leads me to another issue which is the nature of his vampirism. Vampires classically have a natural elegance and charm, so I would forgive the fact that he appears to be irresistible to women post-transmigration. However this author is so determined to self-insert and shill for Japanese betas that he goes out of his way to emphasize how Shuuya has an average and unremarkable Japanese Male's face.

So he becomes a vampire who is charming despite appearing average? But subtracting this element from vampires to stroke the jp beta male ego is the least of the offenses.

The concept of daywalking vampires has been done before but the way it is depicted here is completely ridiculous. There are no real drawbacks to it at all. If this was a purely comedic wish-fulfillment novel then I wouldn't care. But this is a novel with a moderately serious tone, so to have such OP vampires exist should be an existential threat to the huge mortal/light-aligned kingdoms/Churches/factions.

Instead creating an interesting plot element where the protagonist is constantly in fear of being exposed and persecuted, he becomes a well-known, unexamined figure. The contrived manner in which he is bailed out when dealing church officials is so logic-defying that I stopped reading for a while.

Once he started making his lovers into bloodkin I stopped caring about the beyond fantastical nature of his harem. I'll just say that the inability to write reasonable relationships between men and women holds back a lot of the authors in this WN/LN space from reaching a higher level.

At the end of the day I still read this mess because I want to see if any of the early mysteries which hooked me initially are resolved but this doesn't deserve anything but a light-skimming. <<less
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thero
thero rated it
January 14, 2022
Status: c330
Most part of the novel (till c250) was real good, but then the author started to use heavy filler content which made reading the story boring af. I don't know how the author manages to write 330 chapters of cat content and why he does it.

Furthermore the MC never uses his broken skill which lets him drain souls. I mean he thought so many powerful enemies and even gods, but he doesn't even consider getting their power by draining their soul.

I think I will stop reading it now, because the... more>> last chapters where so boring with almost no real story progress, but just cat content, flash backs, training and more cat content. <<less
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ErikHarrison
ErikHarrison rated it
December 4, 2021
Status: c16
This is the 3d time I've tried to read this novel. Imo it has been objectively obliterated by the passing of time.

The chapters are long and tedious. Important info is hidden so it is difficult to skim. We no longer need entire chapters on how to use mana or adventurer systems. There is no motive/plot to incentivize readers. I've only tried so many times due to the 4 star reviews with 300 chapters read.

I like the powers system and some ideas. But I literally can't force myself to continue till... more>> it gets good. <<less
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RagnMunkeez
RagnMunkeez rated it
October 13, 2020
Status: c202
Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Great world building, grinding, etc. Was honestly one of my fave novels. Key word is "was".

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Once he gets Helme and she was a bit annoying since she sings his praises every time she talks, but I thought "every story has a character like that. It's cool.

Then once he starts making bloodkin, the women with a backbone that made the harem part of the story great started to get annoying too. It's nothing but everyone calling him "master" and "Your Excellency". No side characters really get any development besides wanting him to want them. They get more powers, but that's about it.

There are also potential plotlines with royalty and religions of three or four countries that just get forgotten about and interesting characters left by the wayside.

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Had you asked me 6 months ago about this story, I would have happily recommended it. Now? Idk. <<less
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lophis
lophis rated it
August 23, 2020
Status: c70
This is probably one of the worst isekai novel I have ever read. All the problems you typically see in a web novel including chapter long information dumps, bad world building, overpowered characters b/c of plot armor, undeveloped characters etc. I think the first volume is a big training montage and he finally gets into the world and travels he is basically does whatever he feels like with no consequences which is chase tail and kill whoever he wants.
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Fast_sec
Fast_sec rated it
March 5, 2020
Status: c158 part2
I enjoy reading this novel. I don't really care if the MC is OP as long as there are detailed explanations. Those that don't like the MC just doesn't understand or get him. I like it that the MC gets stuff done; isn't afraid to kill humans or any race, and think things through beforehand. If you can overlook that the MC is OP and hard to kill, and just focus on his adventures then you'll like this novel.
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ghendout
ghendout rated it
April 2, 2019
Status: c62
theres nothing offensive about the novel... nothing remarkable either, i've read lot of "Isekai" trope LN/WN, but honestly, this is probably the first one that I feel extremely bored while read it....

dunno why tho, theres just something about it that keep me disinterested, probably because of how the MC complete pervert and can't go 5 paragraph without mentioning boobs or butts, or its also can be because how the author wrote it, theres tons of exposition and the author do nothing with it, "oh hey lets do exposition with how... more>> MC talking with himself while reading exposition book"...i meant c'mon...

theres also problem on translator part, while its not THAT bad, but still lot of paragraph feel disconected and doesn't make any sense. <<less
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Aho555
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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TwoVillages
TwoVillages rated it
May 13, 2022
Status: c184
So I actually do like this novel quite a bit. Yes, it's slow paced and has allot of stereotypical isekai tropes but it's done in a well enough way where the pace and tropes don't bother me (except for in one case). I enjoy the world he's in and the magic/abilities he has are interesting and fun to read about. He is pretty OP in most situations and, although they exist, he hasn't run into many enemies capable of threatening his life. It's been a casual but enjoyable reading experience... more>> for the most part.

The reason I'm giving it a 3, however, is because of the MC's excessive horniness. The guy has s*x on his mind 24/7. He could be facing off against the Demon Lord and still have the time to make in depth comments on some girls assets. It ruins what little tension some situations have and completely derails the story for me. I don't mind a little fan service here and there but it's become so excessive that I can't go more then a few chapters without stopping out of annoyance.

Overall, a pretty good read if you can get past his horniness. I'll probably pick it up again in the future but I have to take a break from reading it because it has become more frustrating than fun to read. <<less
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Temp950
Temp950 rated it
April 2, 2022
Status: c103
Starts off very slow and almost made me give up reading it. The translations on the early chapters are also sometimes poor and the writing seems incoherent sometimes. But that changes past chapter 20 or 30, and the story picks up and gets interesting.

The MC is also pretty awful and unlikeable. He's an absurdly overpowered vampire subrace that has none of their traditional weakness. He constantly refuses to give reasons for his actions even when they would solve his problems, and it's clear that the author wants' to write a... more>> story of the MC sleeping around with various women while also being a good guy who cares about them, so female characters just seem to come and go. For example he claims to be in love with a girl, but upon hearing that she has to earn money to buy medicine to save her father, he just says "ok too bad" and leaves her with money but goes on his own way, forgetting about her. I swear I wouldn't be surprised if the MC's main love interest ends up being his cat... he already makes some weird comment about how cute it is when it pees.

This is just the first in a line of them, with him constantly being an ass to everyone except beautiful women whom he conveniently keeps running into when they are in dire trouble. then he helps them, sleeps with them, and then leaves.

Also, there are massive information dumps everywhere. I just skip through so much garbage at times, most of it pointless and contributing nothing towards the story. For instance, paragraph after paragraph on the makeup of some area's guilds and their activities, but none of that really matters since you aren't going to remember all the information anyway and it has little to do with the story. There are also giant blocks of text describing locations at times that are just boring to read. This is a web novel, so maybe this is how some authors are without an editor to keep them in check. Either way, it makes for terrible reading material at times. <<less
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Suola_
Suola_ rated it
March 14, 2022
Status: c296
To keep it short and sweet:

25% of this WN is good. The author has planned future events early on, by leaving hints and bits behind. There's been more than one "Oh, that's the thing/person/etc!" moment, and I think that that's one of the selling points in this story. The MC isn't the typical saintly person either, but rather a "chaotic neutral".

Then there's the 75% that is godawful. Female extras (the harem) stroking MC's ego, the author blatantly writing out his fetishes... Chapters that are nothing but too detailed information about... more>> the fights and/or food. The fight scenes might be cool if animated, but when it's a long explanation of a massacre time after another, one just might end up skimming through like I'm tempted to do. <<less
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figo141
figo141 rated it
December 3, 2021
Status: --
This series also suffers from extremities of 'Harem' genre, too many girls in this case.
With the series halfway, you would be hard pressed to remember any of the character's name except for the MC and his pets (and that's is being generous).
But it is wonderful world and lore building to explore if omit the glaring issues of unrecognizable characters.
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Viessa
Viessa rated it
October 11, 2021
Status: c305
I give this novel 4 stars.

Pro:

First the MC if you like OP mc's that the novel is for you, in the beginning, he was really weak and nearly died several times but he worked hard under his Master to achieve a unique Spearmaster class and he still grows my personal opinion he is already like a Demigod or low-level god in terms of raw power. His personality is not the Typical Good boy MC he is neither bad nor good he slaughters without problem thousands of people without worrying much... more>> about that. Even with his higher power level he is not so s*upid and thinks he can defeat anything well "worthly" opponents are most like not humans they are demons or evil gods etc.

The world-building is great although I think the author introduced some areas too early since there is no interaction with them until like 100 chapters later or more.

The "Harem" has actually personality and is not like puppets every girl has his own story some backgrounds are not so well written as the others but it's still good.

Other characters there a several characters that interact here and then with the MC I would say they are built okay nothing special.

The Fighting scenes are quite good when it comes to the Spear fights the other fights are medium I would say if he uses magic etc is just to op he can wipe enemies out in a second without a problem.

If you like a lot of details you will like this the author put a lot of effort into the details.

Con:

When it comes to women the MC is just tr*sh I get that he likes women but that is beyond everything an assassin is trying to kill him and the only thing he thinks is that she should follow him on his journey...

As I said in pros the author love details but sometimes it's really unnecessary he spends 2 or 3 chapters to tell what the artifacts do but you later never see 80% of the artifacts again in my opinion it's wasted time to spend 3 chapters full with details when you don't use them later...

The Story in the early chapters is like non existing there is no red string that goes through the arcs we jump from place to place until he arrives in the Labyrinth city where he builds his harem and stays there for 1 or 2 years there we have Labyrinth action and more with dark guides etc.

There is no real explanation why he is transported to this world and that bother me a bit the gods that are living in this universe or world can not see through the MC which leads me to the point that some really High God that watches all worlds is the reason for the transport the current world because if a god reincarnated him that is living in this world should have contacted him or something well that is only my thinking and it's not so important for others maybe but it just pisses me a bit off. <<less
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bthnccklr
bthnccklr rated it
April 18, 2021
Status: c60
this is tr*sh. Not very different from other isekai/litrpg novels. You can say this is kind of slow paced with long chapters but there is nothing interesting so far (chapter 60). At my current chapter, I read a lot of words but nothing significant happens, everything goes on MC's advantage. No clever enemy. Every girl being in love with him at first sight. Everyone praise MC. So what I am saying is this novel is same at other japanese litrpg or isekai novels which is author's mstbation. Strong MC amazes... more>> everyone, all women characters what his d*ck. Enemies is always s*upidier than him but they are smarter than everyone else. If you see that a person deceiving the MC then you should think like this "MC is aware and he is deveiving the deceiver" so you shouldn't suprise his comeback to deceiver.

I'm fooled by this novel's high rating. It doesnt deserve it. Dont recommend this. <<less
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bonjovisxs
bonjovisxs rated it
July 25, 2020
Status: c166
I want to give it a higher score, it does really pull you in. However it has a bad case of carrot on a stick. The novel will outline the plot, then spend 10+ chapters procrastinating and doing different things before finally coming back to the original plot. This really hurts the pacing.

This is a great read if you got time to kill, but if you get drawn in, expect to have to wait a considerable amount of time before you can reach the climax of any situation. You will... more>> likely find your self wishing it would just hurry up and get on with it at times and almost consider skipping chapters since the title alone might indicate the plot is not going anywhere. <<less
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joc693
joc693 rated it
September 7, 2019
Status: c101 part1
Honestly one of the best isekais I've read here, but the one drawback for me is the fact that the writing feels oversaturated. There's such a thing as too much depth and this is an example of it. We don't need every little detail of every event, but unfortunately that's what the author gives us and I often find myself skipping parts (not even skimming at this point) because he draws out the most menial things as though he's just trying to hit a word count.
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Aharlequin
Aharlequin rated it
July 7, 2019
Status: --
The only words I want to describe about this novel is "disappoint". This novel has solid storyline and about magic and world is very interesting. That only things that make this novel worse is MC. MC is new race and use damm your new race power or you are perverted MC so try building Harem. Sh*t Harem. If assassin is Women, MC will definitely fall in love with that ones. May be MC is M. If you love solo adventuring, you should read this one. MC is so perverted that... more>> you guys gonna hate type. Other than MC, everything about this novel is first class and writing is very good. Translator and Editor made great job.

First, I thought I should rate 3 stars but author tries to fix MC characters little by little so I rated 4 stars. <<less
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pluspy1337
pluspy1337 rated it
June 29, 2017
Status: --
Started out pretty good actually, but somewhere along the way it felt like the story/author ran out of steam a little bit. Also, the MC's weird but sometimes funny. I mean, the dude seems to have a fetish about cats pissing. Got a good laugh out of that one. I think 2 is a bit too harsh for this, since it's an okay novel, but I cannot give it more than 3 stars for various reasons. In other words, a story with some good elements and some bad elements... Of... more>> course, I'd rate much of the stuff they call novels on this website at 2 or 1 so giving this thing 3 is already a generous assessment for me I'd say. <<less
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