The World Is Overflowing with Monster, I’m Taking a Liking to This Life

Description

Links are NOT allowed. Format your description nicely so people can easily read them. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs.

On his way home from his office, the main protagonist drove and ran over a big dog. At that moment, he heard the sudden sound of a voice inside his head. ≪The monster has been subjugated, gaining experience points.≫ 「Eh?」 Before anyone knew, the world has changed. Monsters appear, this is a game-like world where levels, skills, and status exist. This is an adventure where the modern world becomes fantasy and where the main protagonist has to strive hard for his survival.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Monster ga Afureru Sekai ni Natta node, Suki ni Ikitai to Omoimasu
The World is Full of Monsters Now, Therefor I Want to Live as I Wish.
モンスターがあふれる世界になったので、好きに生きたいと思います
Related Series
N/A
Recommendations
Dungeons Appeared in Real Life (2)
I Never Run Out of Mana (2)
The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter (1)
The Skill Maker (1)
Everyone Else is a Returnee (1)
Evolution Theory of the Hunter (1)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
02/28/19 Asian Hobbyist c55
02/22/19 Asian Hobbyist c54
02/16/19 Asian Hobbyist c53
02/16/19 Asian Hobbyist c52
02/16/19 Asian Hobbyist c51
01/15/19 Asian Hobbyist c50
01/02/19 Asian Hobbyist c49
01/02/19 Asian Hobbyist c48
01/01/19 Asian Hobbyist c47
12/13/18 Asian Hobbyist c46
12/13/18 Asian Hobbyist c45
12/10/18 Asian Hobbyist c44
12/10/18 Asian Hobbyist c43
12/04/18 Asian Hobbyist c42
12/04/18 Asian Hobbyist c41
Go to Page...
Go to Page...
Write a Review
16 Reviews sorted by


Nitrox
Nitrox rated it
December 30, 2017
Status: c78
The beginning was so interesting that I couldn't help myself but read ahead of the current translation (c17).

I must say that it was good until around c30 where you begin to see the flaws of the story, then it becomes awful the more you read.

I believe the story would have been better without the JP. It's certainly a new thing but destroy the logic the author try to implement.

The author not trying to explain more how works the characteristic such as strengh and agility is like killing the story himself... more>>
Spoiler

The MC start with 3 strengh 1 agility, then when you see he has more than 9x strengh and 2xx agility and still act as if he is weak, you don't understand...

And I won't speak of other things such as the personality of the MC and others : typical JN

[collapse]

To conclude

The beginning is good with few new ideas : 4.5 |5

There is less and less logic the more you read and try to immerse yourself in this world : 1|5 <<less
16 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
bloggbigg
bloggbigg rated it
September 16, 2018
Status: c29
Good friggin' grief.

It's not bad, but soooo plodding.

The GOOD:

  • I guess it's kinda a 'reasonable-ish' attempt at a 'world becomes fantasy RPG' story.
The BAD:

  • Pacing is awful. first 10 chapters are detailed minutiae level rambling exposition and forced narrative/speculation.
  • Yet another 'this character sheet's development' story- only with way more discussion and analysis of the underlying rules. Seriously- half of the story is easily the character sheet & extended discussions about it/jobs/skills/more speculations, exposition, etc. discussions on potential. Friggin' walk-through on the 'underlying game' more than a novel about the MC.
  • MC is a coward. I swear so many Japanese writers make these 'I'm pretty powerful, but other people dying is not my problem' stories that it's just sad.
    Spoiler

    This clown can literally drop major appliances and cars on enemies, but is still afraid to help others 'not die'- because they might ask him to join them or something. When you see more powerful monsters and organized monster groups- maybe you can consider a few allies may come in handy.

    [collapse]
  • MC is an idiot. I know the writer thinks otherwise because of hack/tricks, but...
    Spoiler

    when you walk to an SOS sign, see enemies, then turn tail... What did you think you'd find, jerk? You wasted your own time for nothing.

    [collapse]
  • MC is a sociopath.
    Spoiler

    By Ch 29 the MC finds out 'plain as day', that his conveniently hoarding everything in his cheat item box leaves others with nothing to survive with. Says valiant MC "But, clearly wiping the buildings clean was going too far. It was bound to attract undesirable attention.

    Though, I didn't feel like returning it either."

    Really, MC? You have so much, and you care that little? It's not even like they're bad guys- they took in refugees... well, whatever...

    [collapse]
  • Plotting is shallow/convenient. MC speculates on a need? It'll show up soon. Also suffers from 'I prepared this earlier' disease...
The DIFFERENT:

  • Nothing. Rambling, boring MC?
Overall, 'wtf, author?'

Now, the story may go somewhere- but so far (15 chapters) he's done so little, a different author could cram al this in 2-3 chapter- easy. That said, Except for the pacing and apparent pointlessness so far, it's not bad-- but I wouldn't recommend it by any stretch...
14 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Mudassir
Mudassir rated it
December 26, 2017
Status: c15
Damn! This is great.

Few noteworthy points.

1. The bunch of chapters gave the story a lot of boost I don't think normally people like me would have felt inclined to read such a RPG novel with days to wait for a total new novel. But the initial bunch system seems to have gotten me hooked.

... more>> 2. Length wise the chapters seem small but the content is significant so far nothing like fillers yet.

3. The story has a realistic side to it, there's the hit and run mentality. The poor man's richness mentality where you want to check your skills asap. The guilty feeling for having forgotten about the pet thing. The flight instead of fight mechanics. These things make the protagonist realistic and relatable

4. Since it's a holiday release people usually are free to read the bunch at once and get hooked as well.

Definitely waiting for more chapters.

World introduction 5/5

Personality development 5/5

Suggestions at the moment:

A. Fix the chapter links.

B. Avoid typos.

C. Remain awesome. <<less
10 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
SnoopyGM
SnoopyGM rated it
January 9, 2018
Status: c82
I already read trough the raws till the lastest chapter (now), I must say it kind of ok story.

The protagonist have some flaw, he is not the leader kind of character, he easily persuaded and not very ruthless, also sometime stupid, but he knows that and he actually realize that and decide to not mingling with other survivor cause he know he will become the one who will be the 'protector' and he know he cant say no cause his personality. So thats kind of bad and good at some... more>> point.

The plus point is definitely the side character, Momo the shiba inu, and there is more (side character) to come, which is give the story some colour (I want that shiba inu so cute lol). The plot is also quite realistic and interesting, I dont see many flaw in this plot except what really happen to the central government.

The minus point is definitely the slow plot, because the short chapter, ch 82 is actually day 5.... what the f**k... And the protagonist growth is still kind of lame, mostly he just use his cheat power to grow. If he is more smart, he already become so much stronger than he is now, but guess what he is not, he just want to become something like jack all of trades which is stupid in my opinion, cause that can wait later if your enemy is f**king much stronger than you. What can jack all of trade can do in that kind of situation, nothing except using smart head, but MC is not really this kind of genius type so you know the rest. Also for those who think his power is not OP, you will see later, it is the very definition of cheat power, but the protagonist cant use it correctly and want to become jack of all trades, I just slap my face when know that, so stupid, thats why he cant solo boss character enemy 1 on 1, if he is more smart he definitely can solo vs 2 boss character easy enough. Momo the shiba inu definitely help the protagonist alive, he should die multiple time if not because her. But in the hindsight, the protagonist only a normal office man so what can we hope for that kind of background?

All in all the story is realistic enough to got 4 star in my opinion, the character have solid background that make him what he is now, also he know himself well about his weakness which kind of negate the flaw of the MC. The plot is interesting with many more character beside the MC, and the big question about what will happen next make you want to read more. Its not great enough to give star 5 but at least worth 4 star in my opinion.

I recommend this novel to those who like apocalypse/action/fantasy/cheat/game system setting, but dont hope so much of the MC character, he may grow in the future, but now he is just barely pass ok protagonist in my opinion. <<less
8 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
sumantri_eko
sumantri_eko rated it
December 1, 2018
Status: c43
The story it seems enjoyable, but what make I feel sorry is, the MC is STUPID. He is not using his brain properly. Ok I know you're coward, but why is you make this like a game? You should level up properly, or at least move from that neighborhood. Like that Orc King cases. If you're gamers and web novel reader, then you should knew that roar is King Intimidation skill, and you knew even he can take out the JSDF instantly, why you keep bother to keep stay at... more>> that place even knew you can't take out him? Even you have that almighty item box, yet you underestimate your enemy by throwing contruction site heavy machinery. So Stupid. Why not find item which is heavier like ship maybe? Or building to slow down that orc? I wonder every Jap MC who is have a NEET element is like sh*t like this. <<less
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
DudeBroEliteKid
DudeBroEliteKid rated it
November 20, 2018
Status: c28
First of all you might think "huh this has a good score, can't be that bad?". Well most people score early in the book and it does start decent, but don't be fooled; it's total trash.

I just can't bring myself to continue reading this. The guy is a stupid psychopath...

Ohh I have a few stores worth (years of food of you consider what he said earlier) of inventory in my itembox? Let's not trade or talk to these nice people but rather rob them off their food!
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
sjmcc13
sjmcc13 rated it
January 8, 2019
Status: c49
Not the best series, but I do find the Main characters actions more realistic then many seem to give him credit.

He is a low self-esteem, loner, overworked and underpaid office drone. Which leads to issues with interacting with others (not that there are many quality human companion options) and underestimating his strength.

He is not a warrior by nature, and as such is not courageous enough to stick his neck out when not necessary, like 90+% of sane individuals would be in this situation. This leads to him getting stealth/assassin style... more>> jobs which are good for surprise attacks, but not straight up fights. He watches 4 soldiers who as far as he knows should be leveled up as far as he is get demolished by the Orc's boss, resulting in no desire to get close to the Orcs. All he has is stealth and dirty tricks but if either fails he would be dead.

As to staying close to the orcs (same city) he is considering where to go, but not 100% on which way is best, and it is a devil you know versus devil you do not kind of situation, as long as he avoids the Orcs, he can handle most things, but does not know how the threats scale once he leaves the area.

He is looting the stores for everything he can, but is not the first person to hit them (seeing as he slept through the initial chaos), most of the best stuff should be taken long before he gets to any store, and it is better to take everything then leave it for the monsters to eat.

Some might have issue with him looting the stores near the delinquent students, but quite frankly they had had plenty of time to load up and should have had weeks of food from the first pass on the supermarket alone, as well as wherever the closest camping supplies store would be, let alone what is left in the abandoned apartments in the area.

The biggest issue I have is I think he should be searching the abandoned apartments and stores for batteries, something to charge his cell phone and a radio to see if there is some form news available. The abandoned apartments and office buildings should be a treasure trove of useful items if he chooses the right building (s).

The sniper girl is cute, but slightly annoying, though that appears to be from a symptom of her being extremely lonely with issues making it very hard for her to talk to others. Hopefully she develops to be more likable.

I have no sympathy for the students, the first time we see them, they are trying to turn away refugees because they do not want to share their resources or shelter, and the only take them in disposable canon fodder.
Spoiler

we even see them leaving the refugees to die in ch 49

[collapse]
The first time the MC encounters them leaves a bad impression that can justify the MC being wary of interacting with them, and his actions have not done anything other than hinder them, and speed up them expanding their search area since things would have started to spoil soon anyway. <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
DarkPhantom
DarkPhantom rated it
January 3, 2019
Status: --
This novel's tags need to be readjusted, otherwise based on what I've read it deserves a rating of 2. the MC Character is quite poor for the title 49 chapters in and he's still hiding around watching people die because he's too scared and impartial. Unless this novel is aiming to be comedic in a sarcastic and inappropriate way which is normal for some JN, this is a poor depiction of how anyone can survive an apocolyspse.

... more>>
Spoiler

In one attempt to be self reliant the MC takes all the food in the area finds out others think he is plotting against them, silently declares it a misunderstanding to himself and the goes oh well time to sleep.... wtf

[collapse]

Spoiler

The MC is so afraid of actually getting involved in difficult confrontation he relies on his item box all major fights when he's in a tight spot, pours all his abilities and attention into skills that require no real effort from his character then complains his swordmanship isn't leveling up, if this isn't supposed to be sarcastic I don't know what is

[collapse]

suggestions tag sarcastic MC, Slow progression, Comedy, Selfish Protagonist

Conclusion: Not my style if you're into this go ahead <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Bookwyrmy
Bookwyrmy rated it
November 6, 2018
Status: c38
Realistically done from the point of view of an overworked loner otaku, suddenly thrust into a dangerous world full of real monsters. A few comments I've seen call him a selfish coward, but I see him as an average person (not a hero/genius/etc) with no close friends/family (no emotional ties to people) who is naturally cautious about preserving his life while learning how to survive in a world that's completely changed overnight. Personally I like his mostly optimistic view towards making a new (and maybe better) life.
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Jakeel94
Jakeel94 rated it
October 17, 2018
Status: c33
Very good so far.

It's almost like a journal of someone going thru a monster apocalypse.

Its does have game setting where leveling up and skills come into play for people interested in that.

This MC is a little more realistic he doesn't try to fight the strongest monster he comes across on day two and wins with the power of hope.

Overall very good
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Promethean
Promethean
December 4, 2018
Status: c28
Just read any Korean real world becomes game/fantasy web novel instead.

They are all 1000x times better than this trash. And you are already reading them, don't even try to read this filth.

Its not like this is the first attempt at it, but, it is one of the worst I have ever read.

It feels like you aren't reading a Japanese Web novel attempt at this kind of plot, but more like a sh*tty mass clone chinese webnovel plot that you can't tell apart from each other anymore.
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
The8Sinz
The8Sinz rated it
December 29, 2017
Status: --
I honestly this is one of the best RPG-Themed novel I have ever read (but its just 20 chapter in so I can't solidly say it will continue on to be great to me)

The MC is just a normal citizen that got caught in a black company, not one that came back in time, not one that has some brokenly OP power's

... more>>
Spoiler

Even though he has one special power it has shown no function till now and I douth it will be that Overpowered

[collapse]

And I just love the pacing of the plot, yes he can kill normal mobs with little effort but he does not grow soo OP that he can 1 v 1 a boss in the first few weeks nor can he kill a entire wave in one battle (which I see very often in these sorts of novels -_-) <<less
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Steam Bun
Steam Bun rated it
May 1, 2019
Status: --
I just dont know why Author make that dog cute, this is really contrast from story when you can hear scream, siren and see corpse everywhere. The story will be better if author make the dog strong and scary and dont have cute monolog from MC
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Alteration
Alteration rated it
December 24, 2018
Status: c12
Novel appears to be your pretty generic level system story with monsters. Nothing really special, MC is pretty lackluster just overall generic.

If you are just looking for similar to existing novels then this is fine, though 12 chapters is all I could get through due to the translations leaving in the annoying "Kawaii" and "Nakama" instead of translating them. (This may change with different translators).
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
gunnervee
gunnervee rated it
May 12, 2018
Status: c28
I feel like this novel has potential as far as the TLed part goes.

it feels closer to Korean novels than Japanese as the MC is more realistic. He doesn't treat it as game unlike some other Japanese MC. Although he is making less use of his OP skill but he's focusing on survival when he's in a world where the government is collapsing and no safe area for him to relax in peace.

however it lost 1 star due to the terrible chapter layout and the plot does feel like it's... more>> moving at a snails pace. <<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Roselia
Roselia rated it
December 31, 2017
Status: c18
Personally I find this story very enjoyable.

But then again I don't rate with plot, characters, translation quality or chapter length in mind.

For me it's proportional to how much I want to continue reading the story.

... more>> Now then. Can't complete the review without pointing out the parts that dissatisfied me. The chapters are too short and that impacts the progress of the story as well. I also believe that the writer should refrain from throwing around skills without properly explaining how they work. But then again what's my opinion worth?

That's all from me. All in all I hope that the writer and the translator will continue working towards bringing this story to us till the end. M (_ _) m <<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Leave a Review (Guidelines)
You must be logged in to rate and post a review. Register an account to get started.