Epythymy's 'manly' top.

Epythymy's 'manly' top.
As far as I'm concerned, you can't trust in the overall novel ranking. 

I am sure there are different reasons for this development. And without a doubt one of them is a female readers' activity. What I mean is that they are much more active and generous in rating, comment section, lists. etc. If you are looking for proof you can try sorting all the novels by rating and here you will mostly see yaoi, shounen-ai, josei, shoujo, romance. Also, many other novels can't escape their influence. I mean, nobody said that they can't enjoy popular seinen novels, right? I am not saying that it's something bad or trying to stop them, but as a normal, straight guy, I can't enjoy the situation either.

So here comes my personal, manlier than even me, top of the novels I've enjoyed reading!

I can't really describe myself as a picky reader, but I have to spend quite a lot of time looking for something that satisfy my preferences. Which are mainly: 

1. No wimp/beta protagonist. (Life is hard as it is. I see no reason to read about someone's indecisiveness and useless tears.)

2. Protagonist with at least average level of intellegence. Otherwise it's too annoying to read.

3. As a litrpg genre fan i've got a soft spot for stories with different kinds of systems.

I guess that's it.
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Created: Aug 31st, 2019, Updated: Jun 20th, 2020
Created Aug 31st, 2019
Updated Jun 20th, 2020
KR (4.3)
354 Chapters Every 0.4 Day(s) 24693 Readers 312 Reviews 09-13-2017
One of Toika's novels. All of his novels are pretty popular and share some similarities. Some people love it, while some hate. They are:... more>>
KR (4.2)
146 Chapters Every 2.1 Day(s) 14249 Readers 98 Reviews 08-09-2020
Fascinating story with a somewhat unique plot coupled with an interesting way of storytelling. To survive MC has to go through a good deal of... more>>
JP (4.2)
302 Chapters Every 3.5 Day(s) 13656 Readers 56 Reviews 08-12-2020
One of the best slice-of-life novels I've come across. Nothing new or particularly shocking here. Just a somewhat overpowered protagonist doing whatever his heart desires... more>>
CN (4.4)
48 Chapters Every 450.1 Day(s) 18144 Readers 305 Reviews 08-05-2015
I've finished reading this long ago so I can't really tell a lot right now. I just remember that I've got a kick out of... more>>
KR (3.9)
0 Chapters Every 1.1 Day(s) 12597 Readers 99 Reviews 05-20-2018
One of Toika's earlier works. As a litrpg genre fan I liked it all the same. The story is still fun and the protagonist is... more>>
KR (4.3)
251 Chapters Every 8.3 Day(s) 7682 Readers 67 Reviews 02-23-2019
A good story, mostly based on Scandinavian/Greek mythology, which is giving it a somewhat new feeling. Everything else goes according to genre.
CN (4.6)
100 Chapters Every 320.5 Day(s) 2211 Readers 60 Reviews 12-02-2018
A refreshing thriller story here! Truthfully, I feel that the story is definitely overpraised. I mean, it's a remarkable story, yeah, but it's not without... more>>
CN (4.5)
110 Chapters Every 0.5 Day(s) 15238 Readers 210 Reviews 09-04-2017
Another one of Er Gen's xianxia novels (Author of the ISSTH). The story gives you a pretty similar feeling too. Amusing tale with some dramatic... more>>
KR (4.1)
0 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 8790 Readers 63 Reviews 08-06-2019
Toika's most recent work. This time around we've got a somewhat more villainous skeleton-scummer as a protagonist. The setting is entertaining to say the least.... more>>
CN (4.6)
163 Chapters Every 150.5 Day(s) 12268 Readers 128 Reviews 10-22-2017
An excellent xianxia comedy!
CN (4.3)
88 Chapters Every 176.3 Day(s) 3745 Readers 61 Reviews 01-29-2019
A pretty unique plot with MC who is posing as an NPC in order to 'scam' players and get some benefits from it.... more>>
KR (4.4)
584 Chapters Every 4.1 Day(s) 18090 Readers 226 Reviews 08-13-2020
A good read with a somewhat new concept of transmigration into the world of book. I would've placed it higher if not for MC's contradicting... more>>
CN (4.2)
410 Chapters Every 39.3 Day(s) 1784 Readers 21 Reviews 01-15-2019
A great novel about the revival of cultivation in the modern world with a proper romance to boot.
CN (4)
39 Chapters Every 6.9 Day(s) 343 Readers 7 Reviews 05-01-2020
JP (4.2)
1024 Chapters Every 1.4 Day(s) 8416 Readers 106 Reviews 08-11-2020
A surprisingly outstanding r-18 novel with some nice psychological content. I've particularly enjoyed the changes in some of the characters' points of view.
KR (4.1)
0 Chapters Every 5.7 Day(s) 9773 Readers 71 Reviews 10-05-2017
Transmigration into the game world story. Particularly noteworthy here is protagonist's subordinate - orc. The damn orc is pretty capable. His protagonist aura is thicker... more>>
KR (4.1)
99 Chapters Every 20.3 Day(s) 5733 Readers 76 Reviews 06-02-2020
Hilarious parody, but too repetitive. So it's better to read it in smaller portions (~20 chapters at a time).
KR (4.4)
646 Chapters Every 5.7 Day(s) 19415 Readers 149 Reviews 08-05-2020
Lms. Sigh...... more>>
KR (4.4)
134 Chapters Every 23.9 Day(s) 7391 Readers 44 Reviews 01-02-2020
Another good comedy.... more>>
CN (4.1)
125 Chapters Every 331.6 Day(s) 3352 Readers 31 Reviews 09-03-2019
This one is a mix of a detective and adventure genres with mystery elements on top. Its description is somewhat of a sham. I was baited by the 'VRMMORPG' in it, but the whole vrmmorpg thingy here was add by the author only for the sake of convenience and to mystify things.... more>>
CN (4.4)
630 Chapters Every 2.3 Day(s) 6905 Readers 29 Reviews 08-11-2020
Ecchi, mature, harem! Some zombie girls with big 'stories'!
CN (3.8)
855 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 9870 Readers 121 Reviews 07-25-2018
Another vrmmo novel. The notable thing here is the contradicting reviews about racism in it. I wouldn't try to change your view of it or whatever. Because honestly I don't give a damn about it at all. There is nothing new in its existence. Every country has some meme about it. My own included. I, personally, is a fan of the white flag and baguette! Not because I am a racist, but cause it is hilarious (IMO).... more>>
CN (4.1)
709 Chapters Every 4.2 Day(s) 5009 Readers 82 Reviews 06-18-2020
Typical xianxia with overpowered protagonist and harem. Nothing new, but still a good read.
CN (4.3)
603 Chapters Every 1.7 Day(s) 13306 Readers 126 Reviews 08-12-2020
It has a suspiciously misleading shoujo-style cover, but thankfully the story is normal.
CN (4.3)
87 Chapters Every 75.9 Day(s) 4905 Readers 44 Reviews 08-13-2020
Much better than what I've expected.... more>>
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  1. mutinyontheark
    mutinyontheark· Nov 28, 2019 03:52 AM
    This is really helpful, thanks for writing descriptions instead of dumping a list of titles.
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  2. Mahiro9
    Mahiro9· Oct 22, 2019 04:08 PM

    The list description is so funny. It's really annoying how "yaoi", "shoujo", and "josei" fill up the results when I search for the tags I like and have to manually exclude those in series finder, but well, I can only suck it up.

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  3. Wolvelyn
    Wolvelyn· Sep 24, 2019 04:00 PM
    clear.pngHahaha I like reading your thoughts about the novels 
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