Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu

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High school student Misumi Makoto is called into a fantasy world by the god Tsukuyomi, in order to be a hero. However, the Goddess ruling the world isn’t as thrilled to have him there, and kicks him to the edge of the world. Tsukuyomi declares that Makoto is free to find his own way after Makoto is abandoned by the other Goddess.

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Moon-led Journey Across Another World
TsukiMichi
月が導く異世界道中
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Recommendations
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (WN) (12)
Sevens (8)
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Legend (5)
Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World (2)
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu (2)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
06/18/18 Reigokai: Isekai... c297
06/11/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 26
06/04/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 25
05/28/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 24
05/21/18 Reigokai: Isekai... c296
05/14/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 23
05/14/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 22
05/06/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 21
05/06/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 20
04/28/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 19
04/17/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 18
04/10/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 17
04/07/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 16
03/31/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 15
03/31/18 Reigokai: Isekai... extra 14
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hlubkoj2020
hlubkoj2020 rated it
July 12, 2016
Status: c137
To make it quick, I drop this novel yesterday. Since most people here already wrote what I am thinking/feeling and the reason as to why I drop this novel, I will make it a quick one. It started out very good, I mean VERY good and seem to have GREAT potential, but then along the way, it go down hill.

I am one of those that like MC that are OP and are willing to dirty their hands and not letting other orders him around. Well, this is not what I... more>> was looking forward to...I give it some chance at around chapters 100 to see if it get better but, it's now 37 chapters later, MC is still a pu**y with his OP godly power AND still let other boss/insult him around.

P.S Mio is awsome and best girl... kill those that block your path. <<less
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gman12567
gman12567 rated it
February 15, 2018
Status: c295
Writing: 7.5

Entertainment: 8

Story: 6

... more>> I have overall liked this story but it does come with lots of flaws

The Relationships and Character Development: In the beginning the MC gets two unique harem members that stay with the MC pretty much throughout the entire story but throughout the story the character never really or at least hasn't yet developed any actual meaningful relationships. He keeps the two girls he starts off with at arms length using the excuse of they're like family throughout the entire thing and only kinda develops a relationship with his litch friend but even that doesn't have any real developments. He never has a real friend or real relationship throughout the entire thing.

Minus the people he made a pact with not only does he he keep everyone from getting close to him plenty of good characters show up, get focused on for a arc, and spend a decent amount of time with the MC then always just get left behind where only a few lucky characters get the chance of even being a side character again. It was fine at first because it showed how the character didn't feel like he belonged in this world but even on chapter 295 he still hasn't made a meaningful relationship it's to the point where it's plain stupid and it highlights a big fault in the story that nothing really develops much the only real character development is the other hero's I'd say.

They try to act like his personality develops which it does a bit but its just a bit. Overall the MC is weak willed and develops at a almost not moving pace to the point that its frustrating
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Like how he got cornered by the merchant at the academy town because he didn't know about the business world.... he was literally selling rare goods or even unattainable goods at a price that no one can even get close to while still having profit margins. Anybody would realize that you don't have to know really anything about business to have a successful shop if you can do that but the frustratingly weak willed MC cowered in front of the merchant because he cant handle someone raising there voice at him and ended up giving in to him

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Throughout the entire story he holds onto his "Japanese Morals." While the other hero's are depicted as the stereotypical hero's in other novels they end up being taken to the extreme. While they lose their Japanese morals they develop into to extreme versions of hero's from light novels the guy becomes power obsessed and has his own slave harem and makes everyone his salves while the girl the girl is a hypocritical justice maniac. The male hero is plainly made out to be a bad guy but they paint the girl out to be a fair and just person and they use her to try and make the readers question whether the MC is actually a bad guy
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She lectures on about how the MC is actually prejudiced against humans and they paint out the MC to the readers to make him look like the way he goes about things do not consider the repercussions. While also making it look like he's a bad person for being neutral because she makes it seem like he hates humans for no reason. The MC himself starts to believe her which further pushes the MC being weak willed. Its annoying how she is painted out by the author like she has already thought everything out and she is on the right side compared to the MC when she lectures the MC even though she just lectured the MC about hating humans and liking demons when she went around and killed demons like she was told when she first got to the world and then got mad when one of her friends died as a repercussion causing her to label the demon race as evil along with her never actually speaking with the demons but the despite all that the author still makes the MC out to be a bad guy that is unfair compared to her even thought the MC has spoke with both sides and was betrayed by humans and still remained neutral.

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As I said before the MC has been developing at a really slow pace they have been hinting for like the last 150 chapters that the MC's personality is starting to break but only just recently at around 260 have they actually only started showing anything changing from that but even that is barley anything more than a hint that it will happen eventually.

The only that really truly progresses with the MC is his strength while I like seeing him grow even that feels like it is inconsistent. He has no combat technique except for using a bow and overwhelming them with his magic that seems to vary in usefulness and strength each battle.
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Towards the middle of the story the character shows strength and powers that can only be thought of as godly like shooting a arrow in some random direction but having it hit wherever he imagines it hits, permanently doubling his total mana with him just concentrating, breaking his conscious apart and spreading it, making what you imagine into reality, having a nearly unlimited amount of mana, and the literally ability of gods which is creation.

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Despite all these seemingly great feats and op ability's his strength changes all the time to the point of him arguably defeating Tio and Mio in the beginning and then rapidly growing stronger (Like I'm talking they say his total power doubled every time he practiced with his bow which he did everyday usually multiple times a day) just to have him have to run away in defeat with multiple wounds and missing fingers when he fights against Sophia which later they say
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after he fights her and beats her

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that she'd would of never been able to beat Tio. He couldn't beat Sophia at first but he could at that point severely beat Tio but Tio is stronger than Sophia? Or like
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when he fights Athena the god and actually hurt her pretty bad using his mana armor despite loosing but the girl hero, Root (who he supposedly surpassed long ago), and the immortal adventures from his world (that are completely reliant on there unique powers they got from a god not near as powerful as Athena) either broke his mana armor or went past that armor and actually really damaged him or like in the adventures cases he nearly lost a 1 on 1 with their leader.... the same armor that nearly beat a upper god. They constantly talk about how he even surpassed the god of that world but why is he still struggling against the people that just got some of her power?

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At the current point in the story his amount of power is made out to be nearly unbeatable even to gods but despite that everyone seems to give him a run for his money.

Just recently at around chapter 295 the MC started having thoughts of maybe having a romantic relationship with Tio and Mio but there's no reason you should have to read 295 chapters just to have hints of relationship development

Throughout the reading I probably skipped 20-30 chapters because the pace was so slow but you don't end up missing anything because of the slow pace

But despite me seemingly bashing it I still liked Like I said the two girls Tio and Mio are unique and its still fun reading about the character getting stronger I also think the stuff was the development of his world is interesting I feel like the author is also good at setting up cool stuff it just that he sets them up and takes forever to make anything worthwhile come from them.

Overall I think its a good read as long as your not bothered too much by the inconsistent strength, the MC being weak willed for a good portion of the story, and the impossibly slow relationship development <<less
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sapassde
sapassde rated it
October 14, 2017
Status: c286
This author is in a league of his own novel, he suddently regretted making an op MC and threw every bit of consistency of the mc's power in relation to the world he is.

He also managed to make one of worst charcters I have ever seen, reading this novel full of nonsense is a complete waste of time, specially since the author doesn't seen to know what to do anymore so just go read a better novel and don't waste time in this one.
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Deffjeff87
Deffjeff87 rated it
June 1, 2017
Status: v6
This start so out with a really good read. The chapters are very concies I get the information I need to move the plot along. The main issues I have come up after vol. 3.

The first and biggest problem is the characters that spend half a chapter thinking about what is being said and then not actually talking.

The second is Asora I feel this is just a way for the author to get a break and write something that doesn't really tie into the story. The reason I say this... more>> is cause you rarely ever hear about the races town building etc outside of one or two chapters. Asora should have a bigger role in the story since its a whole new world.

Third is just a preference but man is the MC such a beta 90% of the time. He's a teenager so you would think he has hormones so you would think he would get angry or horny but nope he never gets horny (even though he has two super fine ladies around him) and he only gets angry if you insult his family that's it.

Fourth is the "real" heroes their just there for conflict in what the MC wants but what bugs me is the female hero. Why don't the MC and hero just talk it out and move on. The male hero just isolate him now cause you know he's causing problems for the future, once again what would I do.

Fifth if you make it to the second major battle it's baffling how it took what seemed like 10+ chapters when the MC can fight a God. This is like the demon battle on death March. This op character is having trouble fighting someone that isn't op. It's like a parent having trouble spanking their 5 year old cause the kid is giving left hooks. I understand you don't want to kill but come on man.

Pretty much I love the first few vols but as it goes on I start to wonder why doesn't he do this or that since he's as strong as a God. If he wanted to he could end the war and transport ppl to a new world that want to but nope he's just going with the flow smh. With all the unnessary text I ended up skipping over 300 pages each vol after vol three.

So I wouldn't recommend this to read after the 3rd vol

Ps I would wax mio's and tomeo's ass all day as a teenager <<less
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lordofthebooty
lordofthebooty rated it
May 20, 2017
Status: c246
Do you like generic OP M/C novels? Do you like harems where the M/C does nothing? Do you like M/Cs making foolish mistakes without thinking? If so, this is the novel for you.

The novel seemed really interesting at first, I was into it, but it quickly drops down. The only character development you'll get is our M/C transforming from a wussy, bootlicker into a killing machine without care for others, since life isn't important to him anymore. The side characters are decent, so there's that.

That's how our M/C is. Some... more>> people like it, some don't. This novel might be for you, it might not. <<less
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Slightsly
Slightsly rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: c185
So much random hate, but basically if you like death march you will probably like this. If not, probably not be your cup of tea.

The characterization is great, the story is interesting but if you are looking for an action flick story you wont find it here. It is much closer to a slice of life in a fantasy world with a "human" op protagonist (eg not a psychopath, not perfect and actually relateable).
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denius
denius rated it
October 20, 2016
Status: c166
well... compared with the other, this novel has its own unique things. Its about naive teenager who always struggling to survive againt life reality and stand for his own idealism. Trust me, its really good.

1) Reigokai's skill as the main translator is too superb... in his usual pattern, he will translate new chapter in 2-4 days. But recently his hiatus for 2 month is make a great deal for the reader, well it can't be blamed, he has his own life too.
2) Story review:
MC is an innocent and... more>> naive teenager, go to another world which is his parent's origin. Just because god's contract he called but then abandoned because of his appearance. Yeah, he is OP but most of it because of his own effort for learning and training by autodidact. His standard about world's strenght is too high, so he always making full effort and honest behaviour toward others. But recently he realize it, the fact that world's strenght isn't like what he expected, it's make him a little dissappointed. Naive but his character development as teenager is growing alot in each arc, WORTHY ENOUGH TO BE WAITED.
He is trying to make his own idealism, family, and country without restricted by other party. His first step is become a merchant and adventurer then learning about life's reality and wold's darkside. At the surface, while developing a business he is trying to be a teacher. But in the dark side, he is dealing with life's reality such as betrayal, killing or be killed, how to trust people, politic, etc. For the time being, his target is making a country for his follower and his own place.
3) The part that make it worthy enough to be waited for every chapter:
- Each character has their own mental development and making good progress for each arc.
- Light romance and harem (?). Though I hope for the romance, but the MC is a naive teenager as always. Many female characters around him is a fact, but no one can awaken his maiden heart. Well, not everyone has feeling for him, but he won't take it serious too, damn it. He just concerned about his family and friends after all. But, he is aware about this situation and admit his lust as a healthy teenager. This kind of development is the one which give us hope and make us always wondering about his development in romance and maturity.
4) MC business and country's development. He has his own private territory and the residents are various. Business isn't always good, sometimes bad thing just happen like real life.
5) MC followers and disciples's strenght development.
6) MC effort to maintaining relationship with other merchants, countries, and other party while struggling in neutrality side. His politic development is really good and realistic. <<less
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123jbster
123jbster rated it
March 23, 2018
Status: extra 13
So many people are complaining about how bad this series is, or how lame the MC is. It's hogwash.

The MC is an average high schooler who was thrust into a situation with no preparedness in a world he is still coming to understand. He had to create his own starting point while experiencing mistakes and setbacks as he progresses forward. He's not a god given human form, he's not a super hero, and nor is he a villain in disguise. He is a high schooler.

Another thing to note : there... more>> is a harem tag, yes. But, there is no romance tag. Stop calling the MC a d*ckless person or beta for your own desires for something that is specifically stated. Yes he is a bit subservient, but what do you expect from a high schooler? He's not a fully responsible adult yet. Nor is he following everyone blindly. He is behaving like he should be as someone of his age. Even later when he begins to change, for better or worse, it is within reason of his circumstances.

There is a plot. All series have a plot. That's what makes them books/novels. Don't be ignorant and say there is no plot, that's just stupid. This story is about Misumi Makoto, later known as Raidou, and his life as he learns, makes mistakes, meets new people who are friends and even enemies, gets revenge even if it is petty, and learn about himself and what he wants to be. The plot is not amazing, it's the journey and the path he takes that is.

Some people said there is no character development. Way to jump on the bandwagon without even reading or understanding literature. There is so much character development that I don't know how you could miss it. Not just the MC, but all of the characters have been developing in some way or another.
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We have the MC struggling with new knowledge and power that he does not fully understand. He has gone from a normal high schooler to a merchant, to a teacher and he is still figuring out how to do it all. He had no former knowledge of these things. But he is learning. Then there is Tomoe, she is a whimsical character in some regards but she obtained a new foundation. She has been more subtle in her changes due to our lack of knowledge of her old personality, but even fools should realize she is not who she used to be. Next is Shiki, the research crazed lich. He has had significant character development. He still enjoys research but he has gone from being uncaring in all other regards to probably the most human of the characters. Then Mio, the ever hungry black calamity spider, also the borderline yandere of the group. She has gone from being ever hungry to loving as a hunger to now understanding love as something other than hunger. That's huge development in a character. I won't even get started on some of the other major characters.

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If you read this spoiler you should easily understand how stupid some of these low-reviews are. No character development? It's the exact opposite. There is a ton of character development.

This has 14 Light Novel volumes, or 295 web novel chapters (we are reading the web novel.) while many other successful series have around 12-28 volumes. If this series was not good, enjoyable, or well written then you would not see these numbers.

Don't believe what others say blindly, take it with a grain of salt. As you can see I rated this 4/5 stars. That means some things could have been done better. But it's still really well written and enjoyable for me. This is the important part : I think it is an enjoyable and fun read, thus I think most other readers will enjoy it too.

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P.S. The slave harem + slave tag is not for the MC and his followers but someone else. He is in a ruler-servant contract with his major companions when it originally was suppose to be something along the lines of equals.

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Sherrynity
Sherrynity rated it
March 4, 2017
Status: c211
First, I will say this. Don't even bothered to read this series if you are:
-easily bored
-don't want to read heavy story with complicated details
-allergic to wall of text

I, myself, often found myself want to skip reading the whole chapter because it feels like a filler. But then the author was just "hello reader, let me give you some things that you can only understand if you read those 'filler' chapters" and I was like "*#&$&#%&@%@%%@%-!!!".
In one chapter, it was a filler-like chapter filled with everyday life's... more>> story, then the next chapter goes full philosopical even Plato is squirming in his grave.

The start was quite normal; an isekai-phenomena (like all generic JP novel), bestowed with OPness (because the God was pissed off by a bug). He was thrown into the wilderness, and with OP skills, he conquered multiple legendary beings.
Well, sounds generic, right? Nay. Suddenly, war happens. Discrimination. Racism. Slavery. All thanks to a certain sh*tty Bug- sorry, I mean, sh*tty Goddess.

As each chapter goes, you might get offended and goes salty by MC's attitude. But don't worry as he's slowly growing to become a better person (for my standard).... although it took him hundreds of chapters **sigh**

Nonetheless, despite its flaws, I think this series deserves a 5 stars.
It gives you many topic to discuss, many emotions to be felt (I once abandon this series because I was so pissed off by one of its chapter), etc. Definitely worth to read. <<less
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charioles
charioles rated it
January 17, 2017
Status: c142
I give 2 star instead of 1 because the early chapter is pretty interesting.

It goes downhill and very boring soon enough (ch100+)

MC is the problem. Imagine Saitama from OPM being submisive to most arrogant villains who trashtalk him, this is just like that.

Despite being the strongest existence in the world, even already beyond the goddess, he still acts submisive. It's not about being humble, it's more like being naive, indecisive, and nearly masochist for humiliation.

Like other novels, there will be arrogant villains all over the place. Instead of... more>> dealing with them as a man, he nearly always take it all without even being angry, just letting those villains trashtalk him.

I decide to put this on hold as of ch142 because MC is being suisive again to a powerless arrogant jerk. <<less
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sgrey
sgrey rated it
September 18, 2017
Status: c200
The premise of the story is ok, but the storytelling is just terrible. First, the timeline is all messed up. One chapter can say "six month later" and describe events that happen, and the next chapter starts at six month prior. Not only that, there is no indication when the events happens. It gets really confusing.

Second, the writing is all over the place. It is incoherent and confusing, especially in the first 50+ chapters. Bunch of different thoughts is often just jumbled together and is thrown at the reader. It... more>> gets a bit better later, but not by much. In addition to the bad storytelling and confusing chapters, the translation also have many problems, but that is really just an icing on the cake here.

Third, hateful MC. He is just a little naive child mentally. He is pretty dumb and does not even learn when sh*t happens to him. He is really classical japanese teen (typical novel or manga mc) with a bunch of complexes. There are no interesting qualities about him. He is really as average as it gets. He does not think things through and does not consider consequences of his actions at all. He is oblivious to what's going on around him. How's the story where the MC is just a stupid child is going to be good? He basically doesn't grow up at all and is still as naive when as at the beginning. Not only that, he is being babied by his followers! They hide stuff from him because it's complicated and might change the way he sees things and thinks.

Also, the story gets often quite boring. There are many pointless chapters that just dedicated to things like discussion about inventory of the store and the items in stock or how one guy is peeping at the MC magically and what he is thinking. Interesting events in the story are often just skipped and overlooked. Also the events are super stretched out with idiotic and pointless things in between. Basically terrible storytelling.

Those poor girls that follow him... I already see a tragic event happening and him realizing how he feels about them... The story has a tag "romance" but really there is none. There is some talk about s*x in the story, but zero romance. MC's followers develop feelings for him and it is shown, but only in occasional discussion. It really gets depressing eventually. MC has zero romance interest in anyone. It is very sad that at the chapter 200 there is so little character growth and MC is still a naive child. Also there are some changes to his character, it's not really much.

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Huge plot in the story is how many people are afraid that MC may become derange and start murdering everyone. Looking at how unstable and stupid he is currently, there is actually a possibility that story might take that path. Also because his followers hide a lot of stuff from him, it also might be a factor. Honestly, the more you read this, the more disappointing it becomes.

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bullistic
bullistic rated it
June 17, 2016
Status: c123
Fun to read with lots of surprises. The MC is overpowered but hides it. Currently as of c123 lots of groups are trying to take advantage of him and underestimate what a danger he is to everyone. Look forward to each new chapter
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Intro-Vert
Intro-Vert
May 27, 2017
Status: c247
It's really hard for me to say this, but I got dissapointed by this MC, I used to cheer him, there is also a time when I waiting for MC to smack the others that HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW with him, But after all of this. I just can't get back to his shoe again. I just don't know what he wants to be, what he wants to achieve, what motivations did he have. Authour use so many people pov's about how they can't understand our MC, and well yeah... more>> I am one of those. It's really frightening when all your EFFORTS just thrown all out of the window by some Protagonist's wimp. The way MC came to this world is not a pleasant one, but the way he carried himself is also... ck. You're so goddamn OP, damn it! Forget about all the things you said about don't want to attract Bug's attention, but you clearly so goddamn stood out, idiot.

Well clearly I have a little problem with this MC, while the story itself is good with a little heavy politic stuff here and there, just waiting for the MC to wipe all of their efforts, because what? Because it's bother him. <<less
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greycolors
greycolors rated it
April 8, 2017
Status: extra 8
I liked this series for quite a long time, and eagerly read each new update, but recently I've found that I am more irritated with it than enjoying it. The beginning was a load of fun, since it had a feel similar to One Punch Man or Konosuba, with a group of ridiculously overpowered but incompetent idiots getting into ridiculous messes due to their lack of sense. Tomoe and Mio would run off and casually cause catastrophes while Makoto played the straight man, having to haul them back in line... more>> while he is frustrated at not having human friends due to his misfortunate circumstances. The world they traveled in was also reasonably colorful, and it sort of laid out an obvious path of progression. He would meet and probably clash with the other two humans that had been summoned and the countries they represented, then eventually face the goddess.

As the story progressed, the focus shifted away from the absurd comedy aspect and kind of became an easygoing journey. Tomoe and Mio were put on a bus to mature and Makoto got a wise mentor figure, Shiki, to help him out. This was fine because the world that they were traveling through became more and more interesting. The conflict between the demons and humans was not so simple. Humans weren't just vain assholes, and the demons were not total underhanded scumbags. Makoto began to meet many people on both sides that he could get along with and who had sympathetic and reasonable motivations.

Unfortunately, this is where a problem started to appear. Makoto was still someone from an op gag series, now plonked into an actually compelling and more realistic setting. His three major problems were his uncontrollably ballooning powerlevel, his bad character development and Asora. Asora gives him a complete sanctuary where everything he cares about can be isolated from any outside concern. His powerlevel has spiked from way stronger than anything around him up to greater god, which is way out of whack for any challenge he has faced at any period in the story. Finally, he went from a normal guy with normal sensibilities, to kind of a horrible freak, but not in an overt way.

Because he is so protected from any possible concern or anything going on with the setting, he slowly developed into someone with almost no empathy or social capacity. Whereas at the start, Makoto was the one with the common sense and moral backing keeping Tomoe and Mio in check, now his three (now hyper competent) servants are supporting him and his attitude that is completely detached from reality. Essentially, Makoto doesn't give a sh*t about anything except for his servants, who are also invincible, and thus not something he needs to worry about. He could completely retreat from the world into Asora and live in a paradise, but he doesn't because he likes his pet projects like his shop or class, which causes huge distortions in the world's power structure that he willfully ignores. But he's not really committed to any of these things because he cares about them or anything like that. He doesn't run the shop to see it grow and become profitable, since he's a terrible businessman and never attempts to get better, but he doesn't do it for humanitarian reasons since he blatantly turns a blind eye to huge swaths of suffering on all sides that he could easily stop because he doesn't give a sh*t. He also doesn't care about his class since he's constantly trying to get out of it, and doesn't seem to care about the fate of his students after they leave.

He's essentially stopped caring about any of the people he's met on his journey as well, as he never really helps anyone but himself except when it is convenient and beneficial to him. He's not even committed to fighting the goddess since he isn't consumed by a bitter hatred the way shield bro was, and isn't constantly training to get stronger but instead spends his time fafing around. Every time any legitimately interesting situation could begin to occur, it is immediately slapped down to show how superior Makoto is to everything in existence. All the interesting characters and settings of the story have to bow down to Makoto's whims as Makoto blunders through every storyline like an overgrown child. For example, a recent chapter dealt with Makoto's pet country starving due to it's harsh winters, but that storyline doesn't really get resolved because instead the story deviates so Makoto can get a hotspring. Another example is him acquiring a spell that summoned a gate god to earth at the cost of thousands of souls. Because of Makoto's supreme power, he doesn't have to care that his braindead decision is potentially risking all his follower's lives because he can literally beat the sh*t out of gods now without breaking a sweat. When the gate god tries to retreat to a different dimension, Makoto pulls dimensional breaching power out of his ass to capture the god and defeat him. Makoto does not learn anything as a character, he does not face any consequences for his idiotic and self centered decision making. Instead, he is provided enough powers as the plot demands for him to steamroll every possible adversity. Other characters, like the female hero and demon king have also been beaten with the idiot stick to keep them from being better people than Makoto, as their motivations become twisted into something stupid.

His whole attitude can be summed up as insincere. He treats other people's feeling, concerns and circumstances with flippant disregard. He doesn't sincerely pursue anything or follow through with anything. He doesn't even think about his own circumstances with any seriousness. He just casually goes from whim to whim as they enter his brain. This world would probably have been something great if the entire Makoto faction were extracted from it. I like the people in the setting, as many are pretty deep, possessing an interesting web of conflicting desires and motivations. I would also like Makoto and his retard gang in a less serious setting. Sadly its pretty painful to watch all the interesting characters get shat on by god emperor Makoto. <<less
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GregLuck
GregLuck rated it
January 12, 2017
Status: c190
This story is an interesting one. Okay it starts with a slow my-pace feels, but the plot and mystery each chapter reveal is astonishing and fresh.

Might have a feel of a slight misunderstand or happy-go-lucky, but turns out to be the author's way to hide the turn of event.

Good point of view, the world building and character personalization is clear and good.

A must read.
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kzwkrain
kzwkrain rated it
January 7, 2017
Status: c188
At first I didn't read this LN because some of the reviews said it was repetitive. But after having no LN to read and gave this a try, I regretted not starting this LN earlier. Who said this is repetitive? The LN is filled with mystery, but the author will slowly reveal it, unlike many LN. I also love the POV chapters of others. The story plots are carefully planned, and there are no inconsistency. The translator's English is good as well so there are little to no grammar mistakes.... more>> The release are fast. This type of standard is equivalent to a proper Light Novel.

I RECOMMEND THIS!! <<less
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321anko
321anko rated it
March 4, 2018
Status: c263
I will point out the main problem with this series and why you shouldn't read it: Bland plot/the MC.

The author keeps hinting about character development for the MC, but it never happens, and when it does, it's in so small steps you can't tell the difference. As if it was all a big lie! The MC remains weak willed, indecisive and flat. Even if the MC was created to be a wish-fullfillment fill in for readers, it just doesn't work out. The MC is just too stupid and weak willed... more>> for his age to be attractive as a character.

The MC is also a twisted hypocrite. One example is that he claims neutrality, but continuously intervenes at his own behest. It's fine to intervene like that, but you have to ACKNOWLEDGE it and OWN it, for it to be acceptable, otherwise you just come across in a bad light.

Spoiler

The MC is hinted to be secretly a psycho, however, it's not surprising considering the MC has shown sociopathic behaviour since the beginning, but the author always makes sure to smooth things over without us noticing, figuratively whispering to us readers that everything the MC does is acceptable and normal. Gross.

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The MC also have no goals other than to punch a goddess, but the series focuses rather on him being a merchant, which has nothing to do with his actual goal! If he wanted to become strong enough to defeat the goddess and protect his new family he should've focused on training for it. Not pretend to be a rookie merchant who gets scared and depressed for being scolded by an actual veteran merchant (the MC is still so insecure he cannot understand that it's okay to be new at something and be bad at it, he thinks he needs to have mastered it to become a rich merchant, despite his richess are HIS OWN recources at his disposal).

The MC is so empty and the author is so boring they need the MC to handle many different things at once (because the plots are so bland) so he cannot focus and then fails miserably at some points in the story because of it. Imagine if the MC focused solely on becoming strong, seems logical right? Why spend time becoming a demigod, when you can make a little country and company when you have no experience leading people, or you know, just let other capable friends like Tomoe deal with it? Nope, the MC is secretly mentally challenged, but the author likes to think the MC is normal.

I'm finished with this series. You'll all definitely understand what I mean when you read a different, good series and compare it with this one, together. <<less
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Glue
Glue rated it
July 18, 2017
Status: c274
Alright, I read a lot in this genre. I don't claim to have amazing taste. In general, I think my taste is typically garbage, and I'll admit it. For the genre of "Reincarnated/Transported Overpowered Protagonist", the one's I have read extensively and are worth mentioning are Overloard, New Gate, Death March, My Death Flags Show No Signs of Ending, Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, I Said Make My Abilities Average!, Story of a Careless Demon, Tensei sh*tara Slime Datta Ken, and Douluo Dalu. I am not saying these are good.... more>> I am saying I have read a bit in this genre.

The character design, development, and consistency is good. The story is haphazard. The primary source of tension is whether or not the protagonist is taking the events seriously. The power curve/scaling is shot to hell. Honestly, it sounds like I don't like it, but that is just how much I enjoyed the other aspects of the writing. The character design and development in this story is better handled than any story that I've listed.

I like this genre, but it can get boring really fast. The genre inherently lacks the tension required for character development and tends to create dull and flat protagonists and side characters. The author handles this remarkably well.

TL;DR:

IF you want a harem story that is a constant power trip fantasy with every side character is simply a foil for how amazing the protagonist is.. This is not your story. Go read Overlord, New Gate, Arifureta, and, to a lesser extent, Slime Datta.

The story starts off with a bang, then calms down and builds up again. It definitely builds up again, and it earns its power trip moments. The protagonist definitely develops into a terrifying individual to takes matters into his own hands, but he earns it.

Also, a good/consistent translator can really make or break a story sometimes, and Reigokai is a damn amazing translator.

Lastly, this story is what broke me into finally making an account and writing a review. I thought it was that good. <<less
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Felix3D
Felix3D rated it
February 13, 2017
Status: c204
For some reason, what started out as a more mechanically-inclined, more in-depth vapid "All Women are Bitches (Japanese "bitch" aka Slut), all Men are bastards" fantasy world story... has turned into something that seriously discusses discrimination, [i]Reverse discrimination[/i], how even when someone says "I'm not discriminating. They have emotional biases due to experiences, and how people's lives affect one another.

I mean, it's still very vapid in most points and frankly the action is skin deep and bombastic, along the lines of a Michael bay movie, but get past like... more>> chapter 50 and... I'm shocked at how much better of a storyteller the original author is becoming. He's actually incorporating aspects of literature into his writing, from using key "focalizers" and POV chapters, to really making irony and callbacks a signature of his.

It's still... very "uncivilized" in some aspects, but this story is one I highly recommend if you're into things like shield hero and wanted more description and development. Or if you felt that Re:Monster was just too s*x-focused and written by a 15year old.

This is what I call "adaptation bait". This kind of story would be great to be adapted to a borderline Seinen Anime or a manga. Of course, it already is a manga, and that's pretty good too.

I will say that the characters are kind of... forgettable and blend into one another. Another reason an adaptation would be better. The author seems to switch up the cast and doesn't include enough descriptions or actions for certain names to actually be remembered, and so a character list/wiki kind of is needed for most audiences to get into this if you're reading it chapter by chapter. On a binge, though, it should be fine. <<less
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Shizukani
Shizukani rated it
January 3, 2017
Status: c186
I have a bad habit of dropping long novels like these once it goes through a boring phase, but it just doesn't happen in this series.

Yes there were a few of these "boring parts" in the middle...
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Spoiler

maybe not boring for everyone, but I'm talking about the long chapters which talked about the heroes... ^^;

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The story goes into so much detail, but for me the details are just right. Plus, I think that the major reason why I like this story is because of so many questions and mysteries left unanswered. Also, they keep dropping bits and bombs that keeps you hooked.

Yes, I do think that the story is a bit slow-paced, but that's where Reigokai comes along. Kudos to the translator for sharing this masterpiece to the masses in super high quality and taking care of it like its his own child.

All in all, for me this is a rare long novel which hooked me enough to keep me from dropping it prematurely. Yep, I love it, with all its good and bad.

Oh and, Makoto is awesome (PERIOD). I think his adapting period is quite reasonable and I'm really looking forward to his character development. <<less
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