Woke up as a Worthless Swordsmanship Genius


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Lee Sunghyuk, an actor specializing in being an Extra. In the novel, he is a crazy extra.

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When I Opened My Eyes, I Realized That I Became a Genius With Sword Art
눈떠보니 망나니 검술천재
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ellype rated it
February 11, 2022
Status: Completed
TL;DR: It's really fun. MC is very overpowered, so that will probably be the deciding factor of your enjoyment of this novel.

When I started this novel, my first concern was how the powerscaling would be handled. As the title suggests, our MC has god-given talent that can do a lot of things which really strain my suspension of disbelief. However, if you enjoy getting to see crazy spectacles every arc, then you'll probably enjoy this novel. Allow me to emphasize that this novel is fun and exciting, placing it far... more>> above many of it's contemporaries that fail to capture any of my interest.

The power curve is steep, MC is just a big fish in a small pond at the beginning. But at some point, the plot powers struggle to keep up with what the story demands of him. So, he does get deep into the action fantasy training grind while showing meteoric growth (ofc) that's never quite enough to surmount any of his obstacles with complete confidence.

To anyone hoping for romance: don't hold your breath.

Anyways, the last few chapters felt super rushed.


It blew past about 4 years and killed so many characters off screen I thought the novel was going to have a bad ending.


However, it was still more satisfying than the worst of endings I've read. I read the end while still riding off the high of the arc right before those chapters, which was my favorite of the novel, so I'm just glad the author didn't drag things out in a boring dull arc only for it to come to an obvious end.



none of the mysteries of why he came there or who the god who put him there were solved? Ig he was just isekai'd to make a sick novel out of the cool stuff he did lmao


Additionally, I found it a bit frustrating that a lot of conflicts could be very easily resolved if he just asked one of the many extremely powerful characters he knows to do stuff for him. They address this in the novel, but it's still quite annoying to see him putting in more effort and sacrifices than he needs to.

Overall, it's good fun, but I won't reread even for all the thrills it gave me, ending was just that bad. <<less
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ErikHarrison rated it
January 5, 2022
Status: c19
The pacing is weird, may just be the writing style.

MC becomes an extra with OP sword talent. But then spends 15chs like showing off and restating it. Three different times he went "I'm talented" to different people, queue reactions. Training is loosely brought up and the sword systems arent too explored.

I bored myself reading this. But it has potential to be good.
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Mangikop rated it
December 15, 2021
Status: prologue
It's mediocre. The MC did not seem to be interested in developing his talent. He was too focused on surviving and planned to rely on other characters instead.

There's nothing wrong with that but the characters introduced so far are not that interesting.
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Kim17 rated it
May 18, 2022
Status: c13
It's 2 star for me. It's actually fckn absurd. Wth. The MC is s*upid af. He knew he has the super talent as a swordman and yet he keeps on chasing external help. I understand him wanting to get powerful subordinates just like any typical MC and whatnots but WTH man, why don't you just focus on your training instead? Level up your body and sword skills. Goodness. Now he's blaming his body for being weak. He should focus more on himself.
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R34der rated it
September 2, 2023
Status: c37
Now, I read this and it was really good. Until I read the reviews, usually, I am a person who'd enjoy these novels. But I also don't like them. First of all, THE GOD? Sigh please, for GOD's sake just reveal the reason. It was the main reason I started this novel... Second, NO ROMANCE??? I love romance... Third, I HATE when main characters are killed off like flies, and it was probably passed off as "It was a necessary sacrifice." Ugh.
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Kimchichie rated it
December 16, 2021
Status: --
It just the start but it makes my heart beat eratic. The novel is a story about the journey of the MC from weak to strong that all I can say because it only had 12 chapters translated available but you can vidently see that this is a beautiful novel full of actions and a pinch of mystery, I wonder who is the unknown god is it the fan that gave him the book in his first life?? Well I leave it here and just will wait foe more update... more>> from translator san because I don't want to mtl-ed the novel 'cuz I know it's not 100 percent correct the translation if it's mtl. And thats all_ (:з」∠) _ <<less
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