The Strongest Guild Master Founded a Nation in a Week


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Renjin Yanase is an ordinary member of society whose occupation is a sales person. His hobby is an online VR game “Einherjar” that has been on for over five years now. It is a game with high degree of freedom and Renjin silently works hard to nurture his subordinate character.

The next day was a holiday so he’s going to use it for boss hunting all night.

When the boss hunt is finished, Renjin falls asleep in the game. He felt like someone was calling his name so he woke up.

Standing in front of the half-asleep Renjin was Eleanor, a character he created.

When Renjin looked outside after being puzzled to the characters who behave like they are alive, the outside scenery changed into one that he did not know at all.

Renjin who surveyed the surrounding, realized that the castle and the 200 subordinates that he created with time and money was transferred to a different world.

The transferred Renjin announced the declaration of the founding of a nation after a week.

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New Darkzeta rated it
May 21, 2018
Status: c177
My reasons for 5 star.

May not be yours, but should help you decide too.

  1. Similar enough to Overlord that I wanted to see what all the huffing and puffing on the reviews were about. So I did read. And found it was kind of like Overlord, but different enough to stand away on its own.
  2. Because I liked the MC. I've come realize that unlike Overlord, I really liked this MC. He isn't a perfect guy, but hell, he isn't a total douche bag like Overlord Ainz. We like MC we can relate or identify with. After a while, I couldn't connect with Ainz anymore. It was like the dude was becoming something other than a total douche bag and seriously, I'm not a douche bag. So I couldn't handle reading Overlord anymore by volume 9 I stopped. Here? Here I can still relate to the MC and can still keep reading. I'll probably stop if this MC becomes something I can't connect with.
  3. World building was not the greatest, but the author did enough to not leave me completely going "WTF, why didn't they address this issue or that issue?" The author in one of the chapters actually has the MC and his minions go over the nitty gritty of the problems that crop up when you try to make reforms on a fantasy medieval society. Score points for world building in my book.
  4. The support characters do get time to shine and stand out. Some are well done that I feel for them and their issues that come up. Others will need screen time before I can recognize them. Oh well. It happens in all books.
  5. The MC and Gang is OP. But seriously the story is built well enough that I can feel the drama and issues still crop up.
Give it a whirl. If you can't stand it by chapter 10, you... more>> should skip this. But if you can get past the 10 chapters. It is a good light novel overall.

laters! <<less
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arahera rated it
August 24, 2017
Status: c192
Well, this novel is rather interesting. Somewhat rough around the edges, but it's good.

It reminds me of a simple version of Overlord, subtract the part where the MC is a skeleton (which can't have fun during the night). As I mentioned, a simpler version; it has similar traits, for example trying to make a country and become a king and so on.

But it's faster and a lot easier in this novel than in Overlord. The easiest example I can give is that Overlord writes a lot of details and nitpicks... more>> on every thing, which makes it slow paced. While in this novel, it goes rather fast with a moderate speed which is somewhat believable if you got his NPC on your side. <<less
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yaboker rated it
December 8, 2017
Status: c82
If you are looking for something good to read this is not it.

If you are looking just a read to waste some time then this is it.

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If you want to enjoy this novel better throw common sense out the window and shut of your brain temporarily.

So the MC creates a country and already has managed to get a few nobles with teritory under his wings and what does our MC do? Nothing! Nothing at all!!! Your running a country for f sake use your brains!

He doesn't collect tax and he just builds houses and buildings for everyone for free. Well I understand doing it for the locals but for the others giving it for free also? Thats just stupidity, you need money to run a country, you need officials, soldiers, civil servants, and many more down to the lowest worker. And you need money to pay fot the salary, no one works for free. Sure you and your group are op but that doesn't mean you can be everywhere at the same time, and interms of fighting you have around 200 people on your side how can you control the battlefield surely at least some can escape (unless ambushed ahead) then what if those escaped attacked your now undefended capital? Your f for short right? Now what if you had some soldiers on your own at least the number of escapee minimizes or even loss the possibility of escape.

There are many thins bothering me about this from the pov of kingdom building in mind, try reading release that witch for a better kingdom building if you want or the realist hero.

After all said and done it still manage to waste my time thus the rating

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Alfha Robby rated it
January 13, 2018
Status: c100
if you wonder what kind of novel is this ?

then the answer is a complete MockBuster (more specifically a wish fulfilment type story) from Overlord (Maruyama Kugane).

oh why it's a MockBuster from Overlord (Maruyama Kugane)

because there's so many similiarities with overlord like

    • Overpowered Main Character which is transfered while he is playing the game into diferent world with his avatar as the Guild Master from his Guild in the Game.
    • Overpowered NPC which very Loyal to Main Character.
    • Main Character create a country.
but there's so many thing that different from Overlord which is the lack of

    • Awesome Plot which make you crave for the next chapter
    • Interesting Main Character which isn't typical BETA Japanese super kind MC.
    • Interesting Side Characters which make you want to know more about them.
    • Great Protagonist which is capable to think like an adult or atleast Gentleman
    • Great World Building like the explanation of how Magic and Class system work, Is there any previous Transmigrator like Main Character
    • Great Side Stories which make you interest with the Side Character or Main CHaracter's daily life.
oh and The MOST IMPORTANT thing which make me dislike and drop this Novel is the Bland Main Character, One Dimension personality of NPC which make it harder to remember which one of them and typical Stupid Antagonist with their useless babbling.
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calebra rated it
October 30, 2017
Status: c96
Well, it's another one of those wish-fulfillment stories with herbivore protagonists who gets eaten (s*xually) and at times, even abused by his own subordinates. Series like this makes me wonder if the author is a hetare or a masochist.

That aside, the story progression and characters are very bland. Really nothing special about it and they introduced so many characters so quickly that you get overwhelmed by them. This made it hard to remember others with semi-regular appearances in the story. But I read this series in the first place because... more>> of the kingdom building and they just started on that, so my opinion might change after a few more chapters or arcs (hopefully not that long), hence, the 3-star rating. Though if the quality of the story (or main character) doesn't improve, I might drop the series then.

Only read if you got nothing better to do with your time. Or you're a sucker for whipped guys, I guess.

UPDATE: (1) How to say this. Pretty much all the enemies so far are stupid? What I mean is, they're so aggressive and they don't even collect information first. They just go straight to attacking and having the tables turned on them and in the end they're all "OOHH DRAGON KNIGHT-SAMA!!". It's the same sh*t for all the new people he meets every single time. It's either they end up worshiping him right away or after they get beaten down pathetically. And some of these are high officials with important positions that needs to use their brains.

(2) For someone who decided to build a kingdom, I wonder why he never even thought about marriage or such. For sure, some stupid nobles will send their daughters to have a connection with him. And now he's acting all dumbfounded and helpless when the idea of marriage with another country's princess is brought up. He was presented as someone that's more or less smart but he didn't even think this would happen? Wtf.

I have dropped this series. I'm so f**king done. <<less
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March 18, 2018
Status: c28
If you are an Overlord fanatic then never read this novel you will hate it and comment like others that this is another riff off pirated or something from overlord.

There are many novels out there with the same familiar or similar setting this include this novel. People may say that this is copying overlord but like I said that only for overlord fanatics. Since they love overlord anything that has a shadow of it with out a doubt will be judge by them as horrible.

But if you like overlord and... more>> watch it for fun then you will enjoy this novel.

Same as overlord MC was drag to another world with all his in game cheat that includes all the npc he created but unlike the overlord I like how this open minded way of thinking as going with the flow. I can say that what overlord doesn't have I found it on this novel.

Do not base the novel with the title since so far the title is misplace or it has nothing to do with the novel so disregard that. Same with the novel description its is plain B*LLSH*T.

In other words just imagine overlord x harem x comedy. The plot is not that deep and simple I rather read this kind of setting without to much deep scheming or political B*LLSH*T in it. The npc are also simple yet they manage to follow the I am so loyal attitude.

It's early for me to rate this but so far I enjoy reading this kind of novel. <<less
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shad12ow rated it
September 29, 2017
Status: c17
An Overlord-ish novel, which is good for me since I love that series. There's soo many similarities that it is impossible to not get that vibe from the very first few chapter. I mean, even the MC's first meeting is like the first chapter of Overlord. But overall, the story is very enjoyable. Relaxing so far. And I guess it is still in the middle of building the character.
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Lolistalker rated it
January 11, 2018
Status: --
So many people compare this novel with Overlord, which make sense since there is plenty of similarities, like for example the MC is OP and he has plenty of OP NPC that work for him and is loyal only to him and he then rule over a nation juz cuz he can but then that's where it starts to be different

in Overlord, a very polished and detailed Light Novel, things make sense because there is logic behind everything even if it is rather twisted, the characters, even minor one... more>> has depth, they have their own motivation and reasoning behind their action, you can clearly see their personality, in here, however, none of them exists, it is clear that the author lack experience or just common sense and general knowledge, little to no research is done and he just go with whatever comes to his mind without regard on whether it could actually work or not, one clear example is how he just build and give houses, building etc to his citizen for free, rly mate? And I don't see any detail about things like taxes, police and or just any kind of security personnel, civil official, etc etc, you know, things that make a country could actually work? This is not SimCity for god sake

still if you don't care about such detail you might still able to enjoy this, to me though, I just can't, if thing goes beyond reasoning it would bother me too much to actually enjoy anything, at least be consistent and or give a reason or logic even if it is fake and deliberate, the thing about fantasy is it has to be realistic enough to pull you in while also play with its own rule <<less
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Fluffums rated it
January 27, 2018
Status: c45
I think that people are comparing it too much to Overlord. The basic situation is very similar (OP player with a bunch of OP NPCs ends up in a world similar to the game but the inhabitants are much weaker) but the characters involved are very different and the mood/tone of the story is overall very light and fits more into the mold of "OP protagonist + game elements world + slice of life".

So a lot of the high ratings are people saying "It's like Overlord but the MC actually gets some night action is a good guy and so are his NPCs!" And a lot of the low ratings are people who read a bit further and said "It's like Overlord but the MC is a p*ssy and lets... more>> everyone walk all over him while showing off how rich and powerful he/his guild is to random strangers."

But really, it's just average "OP Isekai Slice of Life" and you should treat it that way. If you like that, you'll be able to enjoy this. I got tricked by the tags and name so I'm rating it lower. ¯\_ (°∀°) _/¯ <<less
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Oukis Lips
Oukis Lips rated it
January 8, 2018
Status: c16
When I read this I imagined the author to be some middle-schooler who liked Overlord so much that he decided to make a fanfic. Why fanfic? That's because it's just way too similar to Overlord. Everything from the introductory plots to the occupation of the MC in the original world, or the relationship between the MC and his subordinates. Everything is just like an inferior copy. The only different aspect is that the MC is human instead of undead. As for why I imagine the author to be a middle... more>> schooler: the writing quality is just that bad. The mediocre translation quality doesn't help much, but it's also easy to see that the original quality was below average at best. Whether it's the lack of descriptors or the almost nonexistent transitions, I can't imagine this to be the work of someone 16 or older.

All in all it's not the worst series on this site, but that's only because 99% of it's good points are plagiarized from Overlord. <<less
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Chachingmel rated it
January 26, 2018
Status: c50
When I first began to read the story, I couldn't help but notice how much it reminded me of Overlord.

I know if handled well, it was going to be a good story.

Unfortunately the Author has no idea what he is doing.

... more>> The MC is pathetic, he lets everybody walk over him despite having power.

We don't get to hear a name of a place until nearly 10 chapters in.

None of the characters introduced are interesting and those who are, are ruined several chapters later.

I honestly have no interest in learning any characters name because there is too many of them that only appear once.

I see absolutely no reason to care about the MC or what is happening in the book so I often find myself skipping chapters because of how boring it is.

Who wants to read about an MC who's has s*x every night?

The fight scenes are a joke and not worth investing into.

This story gives off a slice of life reboot vibe and if tv has taught us anything, is that its rear for that to exactly be good and comes across as a cheap cash grab.

If you want something exactly worth reading then read Overlord, don't waste brain cells reading this. <<less
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MagneticMagnet rated it
January 24, 2018
Status: c122
I'm sorry to say I couldn't find anything worth the time in this novel.

Many other reviewers have mentioned the similarities to Overlord, and it's true. If you've read Overlord, chances are that you have thought "What if it was me, what kind of guild would I have, what sort of adventure would unfold?". That's what seems to have happened here, and the author decided to write it down. Unfortunately he failed to reproduce any of the reasons that made Overlord good.

The plot: Guy falls asleep while playing, wakes up in... more>> another world with his guild and NPCs, decides to found a country. You will see lots of templates and plot devices you can spot from afar. Typically MC says "Let's do A" and chances are that A is done by the end of the next chapter thanks to his OP guild members who excel in every field. No buildup or challenge of any sort is presented at any point.

The world: Counties are just a bunch of names that exist somewhere. There's no map, no history, no specialities or anything. We know there's been a dragon knight in the past thanks to our MC apparently being him, but not what he's supposed to be or what the original did. That's the entire worldbuilding. The author doesn't seem to think too much about anything he's writing either. For example,


Apparently a country just happened to have 80k troops within a few days of march of another country just idling around. Either the country was tiny, in which case the number of troops is ridiculously high, or they had some transportation that wasn't mentioned, or even likely considering how low level the world is.


The characters: Might as well go with cardboard cutouts. Guild NPCs fall just a step short of literally worshiping the MC. They have no significant personality, and since a bunch of them were introduced at once you don't remember the name-race-profession combo. Don't expect any character growth or details about their background either. Essentially all new world characters are either good if they acknowledge the awesomeness of the MC, or bad if they're stereotypical bad characters who have poor personalities and anger management issues. The bad guys are seriously terribly written


A part of my country wants to establish their own? Send the army that was in the previous spoiler. The army was destroyed? It must be a fluke, gather a bigger army of slaves and mercenaries. Oh gee, you couldn't, say, send someone to find out what happened? Not a semblance of intelligence makes you doubt the quality of the future villains. And that's without going into the inconsistence of building the new army had.


MC: Your typical self-insert wish fulfillment MC without personality. He's powerful, rich, thinks of the wellbeing of his subordinates, makes the right choices and the girls compete who get to sleep with him. He didn't show any real concern about being thrown in another world, at least on the scale you'd want to emphatise with, nor did he give another thought about killing tens of thousands of humans. Even Ainz acknowledges that he should feel something but this guy? No. There are also MANY scenes of him showing off his power and wealth in some form and the others praising him for being such awesome person.


"The attack that reshaped the mountain? I can fire 100 at the same time." "Mithril is rare? You'd need orihalcum, mithril is such a boring metal I plated the outhouse with it." "The legendary dragon? My weaker guildies went for practice and now it's sleeping in a dog house in front of my castle." and so on.


Overall, you get what the novel title says and that's it. It's a supposedly serious story without hardship or challenge with an overpowered MC against incompetent villains. There isn't anything interesting here, be it characters, world or plot. You might enjoy it if you're into B-movies or cringe, otherwise steer clear. <<less
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UnknownSaint171 rated it
January 24, 2018
Status: c124
The MC is trash. A God who wants to be treated as a equal Human. Some even take advantage of his 'Kindness' that we see in typical JP protagonist. But when he ACTUALLY fed them! That was one of my breaking points. They clearly don't deserve such luxurious meal. In end he handles nothing properly and it escalates to a bigger problem. His fear of killing and his fear of standing up for himself and NPCs. Even the girls control his actions.

Ill just name a few examples in the... more>> Spoilers. This is not the whole enchilada.


—-For no reason at all he goes to 'Adventure Guild' there he's looked down on and shows no shred of intelligence. Treating Wolf Guy as a equal all the sudden.

——Hes looked down on by Noble (s) the NPCs get enrage and it's obvious they deserved to die. But MC forcefully suppressed them because he's afraid of killing.

——-People honey coat their words and MC falls for those sweet words.

——-The Princess doesn't deserve to be Queen no matter how you look at it. She's a mundane girl and he had been through countless battles. Suddenly her position higher then the NPCs. Just a girl fantasizing and the naive MC who fulfilled her wishes.

———He calls himself a Parent despite having slept with them. He still is indecisive on how to look at them even after having s*x with them.... Are you f*cking serious? Then why did you commit the 'deed' if your so unsure?

These are just a few and the list goes on. It's simply obvious that one can't have a prosperous country without suppressing with violence. Every country for their own benefits, why should he care? Just suppressed them all with power.... He doesn't realize his position and heads at it like a common person.

At least the Author tries to acknowledge these issues, I'll give him that. But he's trying to make the MC look good when he doesn't act cool at all. Literally a child with a gun. <<less
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lohwengk rated it
February 23, 2018
Status: c138
I can't call this a good story. It is almost definitely a Gary Stu wish-fulfillment self-insert story. Yet the author shows enough self-awareness to poke fun at his story avatar on a regular basis, helping to save the story. Every time I think of dropping the story, the author pokes a needle at the bubble of hubris that was forming, leading to somewhat hilarious outcomes.

In theory, the MC is building a country. In practice, I can't see it as anything but the country building itself under the MC, with the... more>> MC only going with the flow and only able to take enough action to keep his head out of the water. He's so OP he makes kingdom-building slice-of-life-ish.

There are reviewers who complain that this isn't Overlord. To me, this is a good thing. I dropped Overlord because the MC is a villain. The MC in this story starts out somewhat similarly to Overlord's MC - overwhelmed by circumstances and put on a pedestal by his followers - but never develops the mean streak that made me drop Overlord.

This story is a light-weight read. To me, it's a lighter-weight kingdom-building version of Satou's adventures in Death March. It's arguably around the level of the Smartphone story, just a little more adult, though the adult scenes happen off-screen - hinted at, sometimes heavily, but never explicitly stated.

There is no melodrama here. It's just a 5 to 10 minute read of a straightforward but not childish story to help me forget the troubles of real life. Not everyone's cup of tea, but exactly what I need. <<less
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Akanome rated it
December 27, 2017
Status: c87
I won't recommend this to those who search for kingdom building novel.

Like what other reviews mentioned, this novel is so shallow. No character development, no plot twist (you can predict the plot easily), Everything was build in an instant, war being won in an instant, Every character reaction to MC and his subordinate is always the same (meet -> underestimate -> angry -> beaten by MC -> "woooow")

No complex economy, no complex politic.

Well, I still give it 2 star since it is still enjoyable if you read it mindlessly... more>> in spare times <<less
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shadowpig rated it
December 17, 2017
Status: c50
dumbed down version of overlord. Only good for casual mindless read.

The MC is a typical japanese dream, having s*x with his servants every night, destroying armies easily, having a city build within hours.

Theres little political nor in-depth economy empire building. The MC just demonstrate his overwhelming power and poof, the nobles join him, the merchants set up shop in his kingdom, and the people idolize him as god. Ezpz
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GregLuck rated it
November 25, 2017
Status: c170
Basically Overlord get dumbed down and given some comedy.

Too many character introduced all at once, still okay, but most of them just doesn't have any distinction. Pacing is decent, but the world building was shallow.

I don't know if it's the author or translator, but there is just some paragraph or sentences that doesn't make sense and also they way author / translator narrate is just plain bad.
The progress of world building just doesn't feel right, just rushed without any decent thought. I have no problem for the world building... more>> to be rushed, I just don't feel the end result is good enough.

This might be a bit biased, but this is totally a dumbed down overlord with moe chara. The only thing this novel does better than overlord is the MC get laid, everything else is inferior.

I can totally read this novel and follow it, but not gonna recommend it. <<less
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Raubtier rated it
February 10, 2018
Status: c109

I'm repeating what some other reviewers said. It's similar to Overlord. ... more>>

An Overlord rip-off.


This story is not for serious readers. If you wanna read, then do it if you have time to waste. In other words, its a waste of time. It's not that good, plot 2/5, characters 2/5, and world building 2/5. I was hoping for some interesting developments but nada~. I gave the story a chance in case in would become a little better on the later chapters but... oh well.

There's nothing new that you haven't seen already if you've read a few stories with game elements, transported into another world, and OP protagonist tags on it. <<less
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ZeroR18 rated it
January 9, 2018
Status: c106
like many people say this novel is Overlord ripoff and I agree with them and you know what sad about Overlord? Ainzu Ūru Goun (Momonga) he is undead and cant have s*x : (

ok let go back to Review the story is most meh is not that bad but is not that good either if you want novel to waste some time and you turn your brain off this novel is for you

but wait the story is slow as a snail

... more>>

when Galland empire get his army ready for what our MC doing?

let build a school

lets build a town

let have fun today is ok tomorrow we going to war :D

*next day* hey there Galland empire I see you have army is ok I am going to see you next chapter :)

how many chapters it takes to go from point A (Galland empire go to war) to point B (MC declare war)...33 chapters with POV and not sure if chapter 107 is the start of war and MC win in one chapter really is slow and end fast -_-

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FlareZVector rated it
January 9, 2018
Status: c92
The title is a dead giveaway and that means it immediately depletes the potential of the story.

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This story = Overlord - (Awesome Plot + Interesting Main Characters + Interesting Side Characters + Great Protagonist + Great World Building + Great Side Stories)


A mathematical equation is easier to understand than this story. Too many characters are introduced too quickly. The characters don't even have depth in them. The names of the countries and nations sound like they weren't thought about much. There's that harem that is not really explained much. The plot is like a dot that doesn't move because it's a dot. The story doesn't have legs and the protagonist doesn't have balls.

Overall Review: 2 Stars

1/2 because the comedy is at least to my tastes

2/2 because at the very least it's a good way to waste away your hours while waiting for the next volume of Overlord <<less
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October 27, 2017
Status: --
This novel exceeded my expectations, in terms of contents. However, the translation quality, the writing quality (the structure of the story, not the tranlating) and the VERY slow pacing kinda ruins it.

Plus, the begining is very similar to that of Overlord

If you can put up with slow pacing or bad translation, this is for you.
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