The World of Otome Games is Tough For Mobs


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Leon, a former Japanese worker, was reincarnated into an “otome game” world, and despaired at how it was a world where females hold dominance over males.

It was as if men were just livestock that served as stepping stones for females in this world.

The only exceptions were the game’s capture targets, a group of ikemen led by the crown prince.

In these bizarre circumstances, Leon held one weapon.

He has knowledge from his previous world, where his brazen sister had forced him to complete this game.

Leon, who really just wants to to live as a shut-in in the countryside, uses that knowledge to unexpectedly raise a ferocious revolt against the women and ikemen.

The curtains begin for an exhilarating fantasy about overtaking the fiendish heroine.

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Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu
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02/16/19 2Slow2Late Machine... v2c12 part2
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02/06/19 2Slow2Late Machine... v2c9 part1
02/04/19 2Slow2Late Machine... v2 side story
02/04/19 2Slow2Late Machine... v2c8 part3
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New Megascops rated it
February 15, 2019
Status: v2c12 part1
The first volume is great (5 stars), the second volume had some things that annoyed me (3 stars), so for now I'll average it out and give it 4.

I really enjoy the isekai genre when it's written/translated well, and this is probably the most fun example I've found in quite some time. Instead of getting reincarnated into a world based off a traditional JRPG (or, let's be honest, an eroge) the protagonist is reincarnated into a world based off of an otome game. I've read a few web novels like... more>> this that have a female protagonist, but none with a male protagonist. The primary entertainment in this novel comes from the clash between the protagonist's nature and the way the world is supposed to work, both in terms of game tropes and in-world social mores.

The setting is a completely overdone take on the idea "what if the power dynamic between men and women were reversed?" and, in particular, looking at otome game tropes and describing what a society would have to look like for those tropes to work. It doesn't end up coming out realistic at all, but the novel acknowledges that, and in fact, one character even comes to the conclusion that this society could not possibly have arisen through natural means. An example: the numerical gender balance is roughly even at school age, but among the elderly there are many more women than men, and it's inferred that the reason is that some women intentionally get their husbands killed in battle over and over in order to receive multiple pensions from the government.

Also, there are airships and mecha.

In the first volume, the protagonist learns about the world, gets into the royal academy and ends up screwing up the plans of someone trying to complete the "plot" of the game. He also makes friends with the girl who was originally supposed to be the protagonist, as well as one of the girls who was a villain in the game. All of this is a lot of fun and while the characters were not particularly deep I pretty much enjoyed them all.

Unfortunately in the second volume, the three main characters end up having those "classic" and annoying communication problems that cause extremely pointless drama, and that diminished how much I could enjoy everything else. The actual main plot also wasn't as interesting as the first volume, although it did set up some interesting stuff for the future that makes me feel hopeful. <<less
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New Fluffums rated it
February 13, 2019
Status: v2c1
There's a lot of interesting stuff there, but it seems haphazard - whatever's convenient for the story suddenly shows up out of nowhere for one scene then is seemingly forgotten by the author.

The protagonist's pretty weak-minded and spends a lot of time complaining and feeling bad for himself.

The setting has a lot of inconsistency, probably because the author makes everything up as he goes along and keeps forgetting things that happened a few chapters ago. Plotholes are everywhere.

Still, there aren't a ton of stories like it, so it's worth taking... more>> a look into as long as you don't think while reading novels. <<less
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Erection rated it
October 30, 2018
Status: v1c6
Guys. Please realize that the awful setting comes from the otome world. The MC is fully aware on how sht the game is. The author is basically taking shots at otome games at having over the top settings and convenient plot progression. The author is doing all of this on purpose. The MC is just trying to not get involved with the game and settle down in peacefully, but we all know that's never easy.
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Armorpiercer rated it
October 10, 2018
Status: v2c3
This world is freaking hilarious

The world is the same world settings as the mentioned otome game, but for some reason the gender morale standpoint between man and woman has been reversed (and women now capable of being an arse like usual man from the middle-age novel settings)

It completely get my attention. Sleeping tiger vs the world of ar$ehole (most char. Is just unreasonable and unreasonable hence the name)

I can't wait the rise of the MC, just want to see how he react when he know he become something... more>> other than mob <<less
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Asf rated it
October 17, 2018
Status: c89
This is an OP MC male protagonist story with an otoge settings with harem and mecha.

People who are looking for a legid otogenations story will prolly want to skip this.

But the story is funny. The male MC is also relatable (for male).

Lots of parody about an otoge settings. With a male POV.

This novel is for boys despite the otoge titles..
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OfficePony rated it
October 17, 2018
Status: v1c3 part1
So... the Kingdom's name when translated by Google from the raw is Hörfart. While it sounds like "Hulr-Fart" the spelling makes me think of "Whore-Fart" which would be perfect for the setting of the story xD 10/10 would read for the whore farts.
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glowku rated it
November 27, 2018
Status: v1c5 part3
Reads like a typical isekai academy story so far.

One thing that really bothers me is the social hierarchy. It's a matriarchy, apparently, but I haven't seen anything worldbuilding-wise that is compelling and would convince me so. Every single heir to a title is apparently a male, and even though the MC has sisters, they aren't ahead of the brother in the line of succession for his barony??? Constant whinging about the female dominance in this otome game world really irks me when the writing and story suggests otherwise.
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October 30, 2018
Status: v1c6 part3
I think this is aimed towards guys more than girls, but as a girl I actually find it rather refreshing. I mean, it's super irritating to read how bitchy girls can get but... there are so many stories with slag men and how men are the worst. It's only fair that the roles get reversed once in awhile.

There's very blatant s*xism in this novel (in favour of girls this time), but I do take some satisfaction in the role reversal. Like ... more>>

the MC wonders if this is what it feels like when young girls are sold to perverted middle-aged men when his stepmother tries to sell him off to perverted middle-aged women.


It's definitely jarring to read in some places, because we're so used to 'normal' convention. But the MC's idea of a 'good girl' clashes furiously with the settings of the game. I find it interesting because the novel acknowledges that not all girls are like this, just that the MC's status happens to meet the specific middle-nobility that perpetuates that particular type of girl.

I do get a bit irritated at how the women in that setting flaunt their so-called 'elf lovers' and walk about with multiple entanglements though. Even in the normal world, guys don't do that. I appreciate how the word 'slut' isn't thrown about (since I myself advocate the love whoever you want as much as you want as long as you're responsible and decent about it motto) because it's 'normal' in the world, but I do think it very, very often because of my own values.

I doubt this is a story that actually intends to empower women, but it's an interesting take on reverse s*xism. I mean, whichever way it goes, s*xism does tend to create complete assholes. I also like how it takes into consideration that women are still women and not ridiculous men-with-boobs who are stronger and fight and whatnot and that's why society is 'matriarchal'. <<less
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anonymous StrayCat rated it
January 9, 2019
Status: v5c34
After I finished at 2slow2t's site I had a 4.3ish rating at my heart. I went ahead for the syosetu web novel and spent two days to finish volume 5. Extremely disappointed. I recommend the author to change the title to "I've Became Able to Do Anything with My robots, but I Can't Seem to Get out of being popular". One thing that kind of bothered me after finishing V2c4 was V1's prologue b/c why would Marie ask Leon to complete a game b/c it's hard? What's the point? It's... more>> an otome game, you get the satisfaction of a game by going through the story and hardship. Though, that's not the focus. The story was enjoyable, but thing changed quickly. Huge spoiler up to v5 ->

Okay, the author absolutely abandoned the setting of female over male after V3, and Leon is no longer a mob but an Earl. In the game, Leon has absolute superiority over Marie. Marie is afraid of Leon to death. She had a child in her previous life and broke up with her husband, and died b/c of bf abused her. Then, she came to this world and completed a reverse harem... However, that's not the problem. Leon became your typical happy go lucky harem protagonist along with his sister's reverse-harem. Leon's AI and airship are just beyond op. They can literally obliterate a whole country. In volume 3, he defeated the invaders and got engaged with Ange and Oiliva. Everything was fine until that point.

Volume 4 was the start of the downfall of the story when they start the second gen of this "game". Leon became an exchange student of another country because his sister told him that the game had second gen, and so he and his sister + the reverse harem idiots went onto the journey. The country is so-called "the strongest defensive country" because they have endless energy from the holy tree and don't require energy stones to run their airships. Anyhow, Leon's airship can basically go against the whole country. Not to mention, the characters in this second generation became extremely boring with no developments at all. Olivia basically became a shadow. Leon immediately fell in love with this second gen's main protagonist after saving her from the "abusive male main character (Eric)."Ange even went as far as wanting Leon to marry this second gen's main protagonist "Noel" because their country could obtain the seed of this holy tree and couple hundreds of years later they won't need the mana stones. I found Noel as an extremely boring character with no character development at all. Although I'm not a big fan of "holy saint" type of character like Olivia, at least there's growth for her and Ange. However, Noel is just Noel, she's ur typical older sister good at housework type of girl. The author also decided to include other reincarnated characters. Honestly, it became a mess. The reading went from delightful to extreme exhaustion. Could have been a good story, but the author decided to deviate from all the original settings from V1-V3 and turned Leon into ur ordinary op harem protagonist. Sigh.

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Cryarc rated it
October 14, 2018
Status: c82
Written by the author of sevens and dragon, it's pretty entertaining. A little bit different from his previous work though, that the MC is strong from the beginning instead of going from weak to strong as his usual style. While entertaining, I have to admit it's not as good as sevens, mainly due to him picking the strong from beginning MC to start the story. The quality of the heroine is also lower than his usual works. There's some politics but it's not quite prevalent here.

Even though it has flaws,... more>> it's still better than usual isekai series. <<less
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Jazteer rated it
November 24, 2018
Status: c113
This novel is unique compared to other novels with the setting of male reincarnated in an otome game (which is already somewhat unique setting as is), some may like it while others won't but that will depend on personal preferences. There are some points, however, that I would like to clarify about this novel that is likely to be misunderstood.
  • While it may look like a feminist world that strongly favours women, it isn't like the women are the one who holds the political power, and the reason for this isn't just dismissed as being the setting of the otome game, there is a proper reason for how this came to be that will be explained later on, and it isn't like the whole world is like this
  • The MC gets OP very early thanks to the OP equipment he gets, so rather than being a story about him getting stronger, it's about him NOT using that power as much as possible, since he doesn't want to get used to it and become drunk on power, instead preferring a relaxed life.
  • The otome game world holds a lot more secrets beyond to being just a game targeted for women, some of which are even outside from what is shown in the game

    Very heavy spoilers below


    1-The world the MC reincarnated into isn't an Isekai. 2-While the world may seem like a mix of fantasy and sci-fi, it's actually mostly sci-fi with magic being the only fantasy thing. 3-The story doesn't end after clearing the otome game. 4- The MC isn't the only reincarnator in the story

So overall I would recommend giving this novel a try, just know that even if there are some things that you may not like, everything has a reason for it to happen which do get explained later on, and nothing will be dismissed as just being a "feature" of the game.
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SunsetChaos rated it
November 21, 2018
Status: v1c10 part2
I'm loving this so far. The setting is also unique for an otome reincarnation story.

The MC might be a lazy bastard, but goddamn I love his personality/attitude. I mean, just look at him on that cover. He's honest and blunt, stupid yet smart enough to know his limits, someone who's willing to win even by fighting dirty.

You might not like it at first, but keep reading. You'll feel some satisfaction when he finally stops watching.
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Keriirou rated it
November 14, 2018
Status: v1c9 part1
So, I feel compelled to write a review to balance some of the unreasonably negative one here. First of all, despite the Otome world mention in title, this in is more shounen than shoujo. And some people has been saying that the setting is absurd, and it is. That's the main point of the story, the MC reincarnated to an Otome game World which is really favourable to female, and even the MC is saying the world is weird.

And the MC does have a laid back attitude. It does make... more>> an interesting story though, since the MC fumbling around like that. That, and included the weird world, making this novel a hilarious one.

If you expect to read Otome story on the title, don't. This one clearly not to a story aimed toward OP shoujo style reader. This story is intended to mock those trashy isekai Otome story instead. <<less
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iceprincekyo rated it
October 26, 2018
Status: --
The backstory makes no sense, girls and guys social positions in society are switched but their actual jobs are not.

It is such a jarring problem that the author just explains away as "game world logic lol"
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Beleren rated it
December 16, 2018
Status: v2c1 part3
The novel describes a future we all will share if we sit around and let third-wave feminists do as they want.

The characters are nice, nothing too outstanding but they are likable enough.

The plot is enjoyable so far. I have stayed on the course because I want to see those obnoxious people owned, and the author hasn't disappointed.

Sadly, the TL has stayed true to his moniker so the wait for chapters is agonizing. 4 days for a part of a single chapter. Exile into hell would have been a kinder fate.
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Draakon rated it
October 26, 2018
Status: v1c5
Damn, that an unexpected gem!

It's light-hearted, but at the same time a smart story, characters don't seem to be one-dimensional (even if MC sometimes thinks that they are), there is cute moments, there is hilarious moves, there is a dark-ish moments (they are actually quite dark, but since we see it through MC and MC attitude toward them is light-hearted, it's still keep the mood of the story very well).

Also, judging by images, he going to have a mecha with spade as a weapon, Russian army approves.

MC himself is likeable... more>> character, he is cynical sociopath most of the time and a bit selfish, but he is actually kind to whoever he think are a good people, and his kindness don't seem unfitting. His ambitions is very small, so he do not go out of his way to fight people for hoarding stuff either. <<less
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ScorpioBR rated it
November 4, 2018
Status: v1c7 part3
I've noticed that the author also plays with the theme of reincarnation. It's more like memories in the form of knowledge of a past life that resurfaces in another one. Not exactly a personality transfer, given that the MC doesn't even remembers his past self name, but more of a change of perspective that occurs in a fantasy word character. That merge of memories give birth to a third character, the actual MC of this story.
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Kurumi69 rated it
November 12, 2018
Status: v1c3 part2
So many bad points about this novel:

  1. Unreasonable and illogical social hierarchy. The men do all the work yet the women reap all the profits.
  2. Not an otome novel despite having the word otome in its name. Trashy isekai setting with those floating islands, airships and robots.
  3. The MC keeps looking down on himself and thinking about a comfortable shut-in life yet there's no way the nobles gonna leave him be with that much money in his hands.
  4. The MC doesn't try to do anything to change his life until the crisis came right before his face.
  5. Too many unnecessary words that only increase the story's length and not contribute anything to the actual plot.
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odernatter rated it
January 31, 2019
Status: v2c3
I really like the idea of placing MC in matrialchal society. But suspension of disbelief in this one is hard to contain. It's just hurtful to read about all this harem-seeking evil noble girls. Sure I understand that author is trying to place young women in the postition of young men in other novels. But he just conviniently ignores psychological diffrences between gender which cause women in positions of power and comfort seek different things than men do. It makes all non-love intrest women in the novel to look like... more>> 1-dimensional villans without any depth. It's painful to read.

Class and social system also don't make any sense. Dungeon and adventuring system? Complete gibberish.

MC doesn't really help the novel. Author tries to make him a real character with agenda, likes and dislikes. But in the and is the all on the surface, MC only acts because of the plot and world (which supposed to be unconvinient for males) bends to accomodate him, no matter how stupid his actions are. What is probably different from other novels is that author also bends MC character to accomodate plot (Sometimes don't accepts social standards/hierachy and somtimes he does because of reasons).

Like with Sevens little incosistencies, nonsensical developments and freaking robots ruined interesing idea for me. I really hoped that author will grow as a writer compared to his previous work so I can't help but stay disappointed. But is still better than lot of trash here, so I won't give one star because of resetment. <<less
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aratacchi rated it
November 18, 2018
Status: v1c7 part3
Pretty good light novel. The author had clearly told us about how the world in this story work. The plot seems interesting too. It's about 2 reincarnated ppl who will "fight" each other in this otome world setting.

The more I read this light novel, the more I curious about how it will end. It gives me an excited feeling whenever I found the new chapter has released, it's the same feeling as reading my favorite manga.

... more>>

Chapter 8 is really exciting!


Also I like this phrase from protagonist "I may be a heap of garbage, but Jilk was the scum of the earth." LOL <<less
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Haxe rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: v2c4 part1
The novel is great, is pretty hilarious with how the MC acts, as how concious he is of himself and the world he is in, this only has otome in name, and I find nice how the MC is, scumbaggy, lazy and only when needed he does act, since that is a really usual and real way to deal with stuff, one only sees when is directly in front, one could say, and it doesnt matter that the world he is in is ilogical, because its meant to be like... more>> that from the get go, its stablished that it is like that and MC DOES find it weird and goes against it, hence his plan of being demoted and living peacefully with a regular and commoner girl in his island, and MC is not op by himself, he is good and all but not OP, he got the OP item that he knew about but it goes beyond it and he does not use it as much as one could think aside from side stuff like later in proffiting from gambling using Luxon to scout and predict all, I love how cynnical but grounded he is and how it shows with his gambling problem and how he says "I hate gambling but I love winning" and "Im a coward because I fight when I know I cant lose", it just shows a really clear mindset and specially in second half of volume 1 with certain event that shows how aware he is just about all <<less
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Renaxan rated it
November 24, 2018
Status: v1c11 part2

This is great isekai, I put this as same league as death flag, top novel grade.

Story about man who reincarnated into kind-of-wtf otome game, with woman has higher hierarchy than man. MC who actually enjoying his life at first, almost sold out by his parent to old-hag noble to become her plaything. Then story began more interesting as time goes. MC actually lazy, but he's always try solving his problem whenever he is in pinch. Pretty rational action in my opinion.

Other character, I could say they have good detail and seems has personality, I can smell drama already and I love it (same reason why I like death flag).

World building slighty weird and foreshadowing. I mean in this world has magic, im okay with the setting of floating island but as fantasy it would be okay with dragon riding knight, or magicraft. However, this novel mix sci fi and fantasy without clear boundary between them. MC find galactic airship which is actually 'premium' item in this game yet in the lastest chapter heroine (olivia) isnt confused, curious or anything regarding robot.. Just like its normal in this world. Just, dont tell me demon gonna ride a gundam or use terminator-type demon to destroy humanity in future LOL.

About plot, you can guess.. Atho as mob MC want to keep the storyline in check yet it messed up by certain selfish girl. This is rather interesting because MC has chance taking world protagonist as his wife. And the selfish girl is actually MC litle sister in previous life


Overall, this is so much enjoyable and refreshing to read + almost daily translated now (And its have illustration too yay). If I could rate 10/5 lol.
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