Why are selfinsert reincarnation stories so popular in japan? Especially LN's seem to suffer from a ton of those.
they are only popular in japanese webnovels
it's Japan's buddhist roots that made he concept of reincarnation popular, but the genre is only exclusive to webnovels and LNs and manga based on said webnovels
konosuba is the only anime with a reincarnation premise (and even then it's mostly a transport to another world type of story).
A couple of them were successful and as any other fad, that led to lots of other stories of the same ilk. They're also an easy way to create a fantasy setting while having some connections to the modern era, and they also give plenty of opportunity for wish fulfillment. It's a genre with a pretty broad net that can snag people of various interests. It's basically a variant of trapped in a game with some other nuance. I'm sure in a few years it will die down once the next exploitable thing comes along.
so yeah no wonder they read like fanfiction, they come from the same source (the internet)
though if you want a country where selfinsert reincarnation is actually I thing, look no further than China
>average Chinese person goes to other world
>other world is completely survival of the fittest and everyone is a martial arts warrior or demigod
>MC begins cultivating and slaughtering his enemies as if he was a native there
pretty much the opposite extreme from your Japanese "just want to be normu!" protag
There's a website called "let's become a novelist" or something in Japan which is essentially like deviantart but for lightnovels. And in that website pretty much every popular series is a reincarnation thing, because teenagers like it I guess.
Which stories from that genre did you like?
I personally enjoyed Overlord and Kumo Desu Ga.
Re:Monster is like a less well written version of Kumo Desu Ga, it's rather boring.
to Japan Re:monster is probably just an amateur webnovel that got published by a small webmanga publisher and equally small LN publisher
but to /a/ it's the first of it's genre we read so it has more of an impact on /a/ than Japan.
I think it's because it's convenient. They can create and develop their fantasy world from scratch and they don't have to rely too much on the cliche of the protag being born a genius since he has his past life experience. It's becoming overused though and the beginning is repetitive, most of them are shit, stuff like Re Monster especially. So far, the only really good one is Mushoku Tensei. I heard good things about Kumo whatever but I am not interested right now, Re Monster had hype and yet it's shitty.
It's not the concept that's the problem it's the fact that all of them was written on the web, and as you know any internet made content has little to no quality control. Hell looking at Deviantart and fanfiction it's a wonder it didn't turn out worse.
but if there was more reincarnation series with writing like Mushoku Tensei and Spirit Circle you wouldn't find people complaining as much.
I thinks it's the same reason why Zombie Apocalypse are so popular in the West. It's sort of Escapism where the current rule and structure are gone.
Merrika just like their new world with more gun and chaotic. While Jap likes their world with harem and vidya system.
I'd take fighting different varieties of creatures with OP powers and a group of girls wanting my penis to a being cooped up in an old broken down building with a bunch of asshats surrounded by the same generic monsters and most of civilization gone.
seriously I still don't understand the point of zombie apocalypse
Even in god form there are still people above her in power level. Another thing that makes it better than Re:Monster is that it focuses on more than just her and is decent at character building.
Okay let's highjack this and make it a LN/WN thread.
>tfw you'll never be a weapons shop uncle
>drawing her in pink just to make her look cute
>barely even looks like a spider, her aditional eyes look like a nose thanks to the shitty art
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu is my guilty pleasure. I know it's trash but it's pretty funny too.
Basically this NEET guy is summoned as his MMO character yadda yadda yadda you know the drill. But the kicker is that he's forgotten how to talk to girls so the only option he can see is to roleplay as his demon lord persona from the game. It results in some pretty hilarious misunderstandings.
How fare do you think the Nejimaki anime will go? I really enjoy the series because the protagonist is a manslut but it isn't wholly integral to the story or glorified in any way.
I really liked re:moster. I read the light novel because I couldn't wait for the manga scans. When the nightly orgies and elf sex slaves started happening I was genuinely mad. I think it might have been the most disappointed i've ever been in a book or possibly in general.
It only recently exploded in popularity so this is just the beginning, since 2012 I think.
Overlord, re monster, mushoku tensei, shield hero.
I guess the authors didn't want to do "trapped in a game" thing like SAO so they just said fuck it, reincarnation it is.
Because wish fulfillment, people that have wasted their lives and feel no sense of accomplishment are attracted to these kinds of stories, they think deep down that maybe in the next life they'll be genuinely happy or badass when the truth is that there's probably nothing after death. They'd be happy if they could discard that yearning for accomplishments and simply accept an hedonistic lifestyle.
>character reincarnates into goblin
>gets OP power
>becomes respected in the village
humans slaughter his entire family
has the MC eat his sister
becomes the dual-wielding hulk and start slaughtering innocent people
it's like this series is trying to make fun of genre's like these
they're all webcomics so
(a. there is no cost in originally making them
(b. companies (LN, manga, anime, etc.) don't need to spend that much to acquire the rights
(c. all these stories, every last one of them, are on one site so it's easy to find them.
The New Gate is one of the best. Your waifu didn't even wait 15 years this perfect goddess waited FIVE FUCKING HUNDRED.
No, the game didn't become a world, he was transported to world that other players were transported to before him and they changed the world to have certain elements from the game (pretty much the only elements that came from Yggdrasil is ranked magic and some equipment left by previous palyers). And the NW is very much it's own world with it's own unique things, namely wild magic and martial arts.
Well since you no longer exist in the original world (presumably), you're technically dead... right?
Or classed as a "missing person" assumed to be dead.
Come to think of it, I want to watch an anime where a dumbass gets himself transported into a video game world and his friends have to play the game to try to get him out.
>his friends have to play the game to try to get him out.
And if they turn off the console/PC/server he dies.
And the MMO company that owns the servers is running out of money and has to shut it down, so it's a race against time.
Hang on... I'm actually going to write this shit.
>author and readers are ugly, fat, hikki/NEET otaku
>they're lonely and suicidally depressed, but too cowardly to kill themselves or make any change
>the story involves MC-kun dying (usually in his one selfless act ever) and being reborn as a tall, handsome, muscular, OP hero
>delicious virgin women throw themselves at MC-kun vagina first with no effort on his part
>MC now has the good life without ever having to put an ounce of effort into improving himself or his situation
Why wouldn't it be popular? Although Re: Monster doesn't match that archetype at all since MC was an alpha pussy slayer in his previous life as well, that's why most of them are popular.
>seriously I still don't understand the point of zombie apocalypse
It's """"""realistic"""""" escapist fantasy. Because, like, zombies totally could happen, man. And then it's cool to be a survivor and stuff. Never mind the fact that most of the fags that consume this stuff would be the first to be zombies.
>Well since you no longer exist in the original world (presumably), you're technically dead... right?
No you aren't dead you were transported.
>Or classed as a "missing person" assumed to be dead.
What does that matter?
>Come to think of it, I want to watch an anime where a dumbass gets himself transported into a video game world and his friends have to play the game to try to get him out.
That would be pretty interesting.
>People call Mushoku Tensei "A story of REDEMPTION"
>More like the story of a guy getting enough pussy in his genetically superior body that he doesn't need to be a pedophile anymore
The manga art is so good too. I'd love it if he was just some prodigy and not a fat pedo loser.
Zombie shit is awful because the survivors have to fuck up in order for the drama to happen. Watching a bunch of people fail at surviving the zombie apocalypse isn't entertaining. But watching them take proper precautions and do everything correctly wouldn't attract the drooling masses. The genre falls flat on its face.
funny thing NEET MCs are actually a minority in the reincarnation genre
usually it's salarymen, high schoolers, or already OP characters (like in Re:monster)
of them NEET MCs are probably the only ones of those with a flaw (usually tailored to how much they sucked in their last life)
OP muscular MC that women fawn over tends to be the life of the guy who was OP or a salaryman in his last life.
I don't really understand how that saves anyone. To pull someone out of the way and then do a full forward dive to push 2 other people out of the way would require such lightning fast speed. If the truck was any slower you could just shout to the people to get out of the way. And if the people still didn't get out of the way natural selection has determined they aren't fit to survive.
I blame the electric truck engine most of all though. Environmentalists are doing god's work killing all these sociological parasites.
Yeah, he was some next dimensional alpha shit. Literally ate his enemies for breakfast, that's hard to beat.
Mushoku Tensei did start off as a pathetic pustule of a man improving himself through hard work and discipline, but at some point he was just handed fucking everything. I think giving him borderline infinite magic power and a harem killed any motivation that he might have had to improve, and by the end literally everything he does is out of some misplaced sense of obligation and to protect his vagina. And he never stopped being a pedophile to begin with, Roxy is his permaloli waifu that will look like a prepubescent girl for the rest of his life.
I like the manga, but it would be nice if they didn't shove his fat, greasy, otaku visage in there every chapter.
I won't pretend to be an expert on the topic, but most of the ones I've seen has involved the MC being a loser in their past life.
Also, I think depressed, lonely, soulless businessmen in a thankless dead end job fall under the same loser umbrella that lonely, depressed otaku would, even if some details change. In the end they're all wish fulfillment with zero risk or effort on the part of the MC to improve their situation.
Shit man, I love zombie movies, I didn't realize they were hated by people.
>konosuba is the only anime with a reincarnation premise
I think OP meant the isekai genre in general, rather than specifically reincarnation which includes shit like SAO, Log Horizon and Overlord, just to mention a few recent series for example.
Kumo Desu Ga is pretty great. Some of the early translations are honestly borderline unreadable, but it's such an interesting concept and a cute MC that I can't help buy keep reading. I tried getting into Overlord, but going from the anime to the LN was too hard for me so I stopped; maybe if I give it time I can get into it.
Mushoku Tensei's first half was pretty great, but it got really bloated the longer it went on due to all the half finished plotlines. I still haven't got around to reading the last volume, I have no interest left.
Most others, like Shield Hero, aren't very good. I still have a dozen of this genre in my WN/LN backlog though, so I hope I find more good ones.
I used to love Zombie movies, but then when I actually got into hardcore zombie survival shit, I realized just how utterly retarded the things people in Zombie movies do are. It's hard for me to look at them the same way any more, you just sit there and watch them act like complete morons and think about how much of a better job you'd be doing.
Any series where the truck is the main villain?
>Mushoku Tensei did start off as a pathetic pustule of a man improving himself through hard work and discipline, but at some point he was just handed fucking everything.
Yeah, being the child of famous adventurers/nobles will do that to you. I can't imagine his parents would've been psyched about some 40 year old pedophile stranger stealing their stillborn baby's body and pretending to be a prodigy.
If he really didn't want to be a scumbag this time around he'd pop outta that vagina and say "Mother, Father, I am 40 year old virgin shut-in from another world, I would humbly request for you to allow me refuge until I reach adulthood in this body."
Yes. It's not even that the volumes after 16 were terrible, it was just anti climactic. There was so much potential to the hitogami apostles arc and it fell flat. Fucking Gisu is not a good villain.
Yeah but that's comedy. Zombieland was hilarious too, they go out of their way to make fun of a lot of zombie movie tropes. I was referring to actual zombie survival shit like Walking Dead and such. It's just terrible.
really the only arcs I didn't like of MT was the Pax and Milis arcs
otherwise I view the second part the same as the second part of Kumo, where the world's politics took over instead of the MC's personal dilemmas.
I've seen some good ones recently, though they were just random shit I saw on Netflix. I think the thing people are bored with are the ways zombies are used, rather than the idea itself.
Well, that's true with most stories in my opinion. The majority of the time, the story would conclude without an interesting conflict if the main characters applied common sense and logic to their scenario. This is especially true for drama, horror, and action stories, since they usually revolve around the characters being functional retards.
Besides, if you can have enough suspension of disbelief for the initial infections, I find the fast zombies/infected humans type of zombie to be pretty interesting and hard to deal with. If zombies are weak, slow, and stupid like your traditional ones then the story is pretty fucking stupid regardless of how it's done. But if they're fast, or worse, smart, then I think there are still a lot of potential interesting stories to be told. Plus there's the relatively recent idea of "special" mutated zombies like in Left For Dead and Dying Light that revives a tired concept.
I liked the Pax arc. The suicide scene was great. Milis arc was objectively the worst arc, minus the templar fight.
How does the fujoshi spider novel compare to MT in terms of writing quality?
Because it's the easiest way to do the Hero's Journey.
You can simply skip the boring part and go straight to the adventure
That's such sophistry. Seek out the genuine. You would've failed 3rd impact too you Seele shill.
I'm on chapter 123 and it's not fujo in the slightest so far. People throw that word around way too much.
The chapters I've read so far are machine translated, so the writing quality can be pretty fucking bad at times even if I don't know how the original writing was. Additionally, there are cutaways to Generic Hero-Sama occasionally that are annoying since the most enjoyable part is Kumo herself. That being said, it's still interesting and unique, so I'd recommend trying it out.
I've always wanted a SOL series about a hero that "finally returns" to the real world and he's unable to find good work so he's just a middle-class salaryman with all these weird lightning reflexes and useless skills.
It's not fallacious in the least. If you're genuine and have good intentions but fuck everyone over, you're on the road to hell.
That's like saying everyone's effort matters regardless of the result, SJW philosophy, the reason our schools are fucked up and a much higher than expected proportion of gifted students get fucked.
That oneshot by the Hinamatsuri guy was also very good/similar.
Why is it that every time somebody reincarnates into a fantasy world it turns out that world functions on the same principles as a Korean grindfest MMO that never made it past playtesting?
Deceiving people = wrong
Even though you say "everything worked out all right" there is absolutely no way to know that it would. And of course the author wouldn't go down that path in the first place.
Hindsight is 20/20
MT seems like it wants to make fun of the reincarnation cliches most of the time >MC is mistaken for a demon at the beginning
>father catches on to genji plan and beats him
>Eris wants to be an adventurer but Rudi questions why
>cunning plan leaves kids dead
>school thinks he's a delinquent
>hypes japanese food throughout the series only for friends to think "meh it's ok"
Kumo seems to fucking hate those cliches
>righteous high school MC is HxH level detached
>Vampire girl gets reverse harem, turns out they are all mind controlled
>the church is actually reasonable in their bullshit
>goblin reincarnated character is used as a tool
>cute loli demon lord is actually as monstrous as they say
The fact of the matter is, he was their son. Paul and Zenith fucked, and he is what came out. He had a responsibility to be their son. Ignorance is bliss, anon. Deception is sometimes the best course of action. His parents were happier just thinking their son was a prodigy.
Paul died happy, knowing he protected his son, and Rudy properly grieved for his father.
>Yeah, being the child of famous adventurers/nobles will do that to you
I realize why it happened. I mean his family is wealthy and famous, he worked for royalty, he had cheat powers and plot armor, and he inherited his mother and father's ridiculously good looks so women threw themselves at him from a young age. Just because I know why it happened doesn't make it any less disappointing that the theme of "I will use my will and discipline to improve as a human" petered out due to Rudi being handed everything. Even his trip through the Demon Continent was a cakewalk because Rujeird babysat him the whole time.
The story started out as one that was a second chance for a parasite to redeem himself into a human through hardwork, but at some point it just became more lazy wish fulfillment in which MC is handed everything in the company of beautiful women. I wish the author had been more up front with the direction he wanted to take the story so I didn't sink so much time into the story. It ended up being remarkably drab and anticlimactic after he changed the focus.
>it's such an interesting concept
It's the exact same as any other "reincarnated into an MMO" shit except with a twist that instead of the MC being the hero, the demon lord, or some random villager who becomes the hero, she's a random mob monster who becomes pretty much just the demon lord.
MT perpetuated a lot of those cliches in the first place. You guys really need to stop thinking that shit is deeper than it actually is.
Survival, in the past our ancestors had to fight for every grain of food, but today you can go from your safe job to your safe house, order food and eat well, the danger of starving is so small it might as well not exist.
In a zombie apocalypse trough, it would be you against the world, no bullshit powers to help you, just you doing the best you can to stay alive.
For some people its a fantasy "I am man enough to keep myself and my loved ones alive in a brutal world like that?", the same way some people seek easy pleasure and endless sex in some fantasies, zombie lovers dream of testing themselves against an unfair world, to be warriors again, to be respected by the community for doing what man always did best, hunting, fighting, killing, and not just being another mindless drone working a factory job 7 to 5 every day.
Oh and lots of guns, zombies are not alive, its not a sin to pump them full of lead even if doing that is just the greater sin of wasting ammunition.
that outside he seems like a cool guy but inside he has no problems with killing and has socially distant narrations most of the time
basically justifying the "dense harem lead" cliche by making him a sociopath (due to the taboo skill).
I don't think you remember all the internal monologue that happened. At the beginning of the story, things really were heavier and using a picture of the manga doesn't do that justice. It's just that not many people expected average novel level writing from a light novel.
It kind of reminds me of the real world, so I wonder if this is some sort of subtle jab at their readers on the part of the author.
>wow, if you train a certain thing six times a week for an hour, your skill will incrementally increase!
>In only a few decades, you can become a master at that skill just by routinely training!
>If you dedicate yourself with discipline and resolve, your hard work can achieve most goals over time!
It's literally real life, just with number values and official names assigned to everything. Anybody can become really fucking good at something if they dedicate a lot of time and effort to it, and they can be successful through the same thing, but for some reason it only "matters" if it's with a video game flavor to it.
>author wants to write a fantasy story
>editor says what's popular is making the MC a self-insert
>so they add a first chapter about how the MC is actually from Japan and died or something before coming to the new world
>occasionally mention that while writing a straight fantasy novel
because the nips hyped themselves up on vr-hyper realistic fantasy mmos in the 2000s, and when the industry failed to deliver, they said 'fuck it, we will just write books about it instead'.
>it's just like all these other stories except huge parts of the story are totally different
Yes, all stories are identical, they just have different characters, plots, settings, and times changed out.
>MT perpetuated a lot of those cliches in the first place.
doubt it, it's one of the first of it's genre /a/ read but I doubt it's the first of it's genre or the first to use any cliches it's fucking with
Like you got Orsted who is pretty much the MC of any other series of its type but is mostly just regulated to the "2good2use" character.
>they are only popular in japanese webnovels
Chinese webnovel literature is actually a lot heavier on this trope than the Nips are.
Look up any translated xianxia and practically half of them incorporate it.
>SOL series about a hero that "finally returns" to the real world and he's unable to find good work
>I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.
There was also a Korean comic I think about a hero who defeats the Demon Lord and plans to marry the kidnapped princess, but turns out it wasn't the princess who was kidnapped, it was prince shota. He basically gives up and becomes an otaku NEET.
It's success helped popularize the genre. Stuff like Rain helped too but the reincarnation fad really took off when people saw how well the MT was doing commercially. It become a very well received business model for LN publishers because it's so much easier to just adapt a handful of chuuni wank WN then to meet with real authors
You could read Yuusha Gojo Kumiai Kouryuugata Keijiban, it's a SOL series about all kinds of heroes being born, reincarnated, summoned etc. into various worlds, and what happens during and after their voyages, and their different points of view on the other's struggles (and sometimes helping each other). Some of them have several problems readjusting to their life after their adventure, to say the least. And one of them gets summoned all the time.
it's only been published as a LN a few years ago, before that it's a free webcomic there was neither cost to make it nor profit that they got from it.
I mean it's big on /a/ but is there really sells chart that says it's actually big in moonland?
Yeah, I've noticed a lot of these "reincarnation" stories really have no need to involve reincarnation since it has zero bearing on the story. Couldn't they just have MC be a slightly more special character or something? Like the goblin, instead of having a human soul in it, is just a really smart goblin. Or the giant spider with a human soul in it just happens to be the first spider to evolve sapience for some reason. Honestly I would find the lonely struggle of being truly unique in your species on the way to whatever goal the story has to be more interesting than the "lol hax I have all my memories" shit.
I forgot the name, but that was a fun read. Bonus points for the Demon Lords also being washed up has-beens with zero applicable skills outside of being warriors.
I want a genderbender series where the guy stays hetero in the female body and is visibly disgusted by the men trying to court them (and can see through their intentions easily)
In other WNs his plan would work without a hitch because the MC is a flawless child prodigy that can do no wrong
this one he's an idiot, who's plans often have problems or fail because he doesn't think things through
this, there was one story 'I refuse to be conquered' looked like it was going in that direction, he would visibly show disgust towards men and only hang with girls,
but then he had a dream where the past him tells him the reincarnated him is different and to forget about him and the past life. Shit was stupid. Reincarnation was played way too straight. Fuck it.
The reincarnation light novel/web novel boom is fairly recent dude. It's light novel adaptation (and manga adaptation) really became the beacon of light for all those WN writers who want to be adapted. MT was successful enough for other publishers to adopt this, and that's why you have so many of them these days (even if the WN is older).
Shield hero helped too.
>oh god, i thought they were legit translations and that the author was going for a kind of ditsy semi-retarded writing style on purpose.
I have to say that the translations do add a fun, slightly retarded feel to Kumo's thoughts and actions, especially
once she gets multiple personalities and starts talking to her split personalities.Her commentary and excitement with hunting and eating is especially adorable, though I wonder how much of that is intended in the original writing and how much is just unintentional from the machine translation. It becomes pretty painful when it gets to the offshoot S stories with Generic Hero-sama though.
there's tons of series like that (Dragon bloodline, Tilea's worries, HTG, Alice, etc.)
one where the MC becomes a girl and wants to fuck guys are pretty rare (just Vampire girl and Katia from Kumo is all I can think of).
I just don't see MT as popular in Japan
I mean it doesn't have an anime, barely any fanart of it, manga is purely a webmanga, when it got popular on /a/ there was only three volumes out of the LN, no figurines, no one referencing it (except Bocchi Tensei).
can you show me the sells numbers
4 Cut Hero, hasn't seen an update in over 3 months now.
You know what I hate most in reincarnation stories, be LN or fanfics?
There is always a point where the faggot mc will say something like "I never wanted this, this power, I all wanted was to be a normal human bean waaahh!".
Really faggot, you have godlike powers, powers that will allow you to experience things most people only dream off, and the first thing you do is bitch and whine about you want to go back to a weak little human existence? Get real.
In that hero forum series that gender bender thing is actually brought up one chapter. In the world one of them gets summoned to its only the spirit that gets summoned and inhabits the body of a chosen priestess. He spends a couple of pages bitching about exactly what you describe and how he can't even enjoy the body because he's never alone.
Source? Google gives moonrunes.
That's what a fucking genre is. I can't tell if you're an idiot or trolling.
>Oh wow, futuristic technologies that often involve space, how original!
>Oh wow, fighting and killing, it's just like the news!
>Oh wow, people are autistic and can't express their emotions and desires well enough! Good job!
>Waaaah people die and I may or may not have been NTR'd!
>Literally nothing happens so you can fill the hole in your heart with fake socialization and happiness.
I could go on and on.
>There is always a point where the faggot mc will say something like "I never wanted this, this power, I all wanted was to be a normal human bean waaahh!"
I've only seen this happen once in Konosuba and that series plays the whole concept for laughs. Can you give me one other example?
That's what I was thinking about as a I wrote that post. That chapter was funny as fuck.
It got an official english translation (that's behind the fan one too and behind a coin-based paywall).
None of them have gotten very popular yet. Gate, Overlord, and Konosuba are just starting to trickle into the anime territory, and those are all because they're so adaptable. MT would be very hard to adapt if you aren't in it for the long haul.
>4 Cut Hero
Thanks man. Too bad about the updates, it was surprisingly funny.
Fuck dude, every god damn time. Even worse, it almost always ties in with the MC being a loser in their previous life, which makes them not wanting to be literal gods even more perplexing. Such a stupid cliche.
How do you even find out which Xianxia novels are worth checking out? I've noticed I need to sink hours into most novels/WNs/LNs before I can really tell if they are good or not, and it's really time consuming to try every single one without an idea if it's decent first.
>MT would be very hard to adapt if you aren't in it for the long haul.
Then we'd just end up with another blueball like Guin Saga that drops out after barely adapting anything. Hopefully the manga does it all at least, it's pretty fun to read a truncated MT with pretty pictures.
Seems like Only Sense Online will end up like that, since the guy's virtual avatar is only a girl. Obviously a shameless SAO clone but who cares.
That's why I like shield hero
they could have decided to forsake their godly powers and live as humans; instead they just leave behind mortal copies of themselves to absorb memories from on the worlds they visit during their godslaying escapades.
I still like the ones with the Sage where he's actively supplying both sides of the Demon lord vs Heroes fight in his world because he doesn't want people to figure out he's actually the former hero and make him fight again.
really I think me saying that MT taking some cliches and laughing at them is let overestimating it than you saying it outright created/popularized those cliches.
like it's still using the cliches it's just more self-conscious about it, but just because it's the first of the genre we read doesn't mean it' was one of the pioneers of it (it just means that the series are so blended together they often tread the same ground).
SAO and Mahouka are popular there's sells and an anime to prove it, MT was just a good series the guys at baka tsuki found.
Here's the flowchart
>SH and MT WN becomes popular
>Publisher tries to adapt them commercially into LNs
>It works pretty well
>WN authors catch wind of thise
>Start shilling out shitty reincarnation/other world plots because they don't want to work
>Publishers adopt the MT/SH model and start selling these WN as LN
>It seems to work out well
>Couple years go by
>Anime industry begins to see the increasing popularity of this genre and decides to capitalize
>picks a handful of the most popular/easiest ones to adapt
>3rd Impact makes us all reincarnate into over-powered bodies in fantasy worlds
Do you see how time around =/= inherent popularity now?
SAO and Mahouka are precursors though. I'm just explaining the recent rise of popularity of reincarnated isekai stuff. Honestly I completely forgot the original conversation though orz.
I dunno I just read a premise or recommendation that appeals to me.
though some of those series are pretty "ghetto" in nature. Like I'm reading MGA and most of the time finding myself reading it in ebonics
>translates "your courting death!" to "whatcha say nigga?"
>It becomes pretty painful when it gets to the offshoot S stories with Generic Hero-sama though.
coincidentally i skipped the side stories because i did not give a single fuck about non-spider problems.
alright, posting 5 decent reincarnation/sent to another world stories.
Death March (WN)
The Man Picked up by the gods
I'm reading over 80 series at once and I've probably dropped or finished that much as well.
I've read more in the last 4 months than most people read in years
yun is a god damn lady boy irl and the only reason the author made him a girl avatar online was specifically to cockblock/prevent romantic entanglments in his wishfullfillment waifu mmo adventure.
I've wanted to, but they've had some interesting foreshadowing for spider-chan so I've trudged through them. They really are incredibly uninteresting though.
Thanks mane. Was going to start the Man Picked Up by the Gods after I catch up on Kumo, but I'll check out the others too.
Gah. Why couldn't this series just have been about Sakurako?
One would think it's not like that but it do.
If you like it, read commushou. While it was dropped by the translators, what was there is great.
He says things normally but the body of the character he is in filters it to how the character spoke when it was a game.
You guys should give Terror Infinity a try, the author is a obvious westaboo and weeaboo who shamelessly rips off everything.
It's pretty much Gantz but MC has to survice in movie settings (Resident Evil, Alien, The Mummy, Starship Troopers, Jojo just to name a few) and the MC is a xianxia character. All the power ups and weapons are usually taken from something, he mentions Doraemon and One Piece at one point.
I actually think it's a lot better then Gantz and more well thought out. Also one of the side characters is in love with his
Literally just grinding in a labyrinth plus some kinky stuff. Also the 'game mechanics' are super boring.
I dropped it after 100 something chapters because I started feeling sleepy when reading chapters of it.
It gets better. The current arc has him being inducted into a secret society of labyrinth explorers.
The slow pace and lack of any danger is nice. I mean, the first chapter had him choose a world with minimum danger so it isn't like you didn't know what you were getting in to.
>The slow pace and lack of any danger is nice.
My complains are the boring 'game mechanics' and narration of the battles. I'm okay with everything else. I might try reading it in the nights so I can sleep earlier.
I loved Mushoku Tensei but I got sick of it around when it became a full harem. I haven't kept up with it too much but I loved the worldbuilding and character interactions until it went full pandering mode.
Well he's doing the filtering mentally because he can't talk to girls.
read who I was quoting, we were talking about another series.
Also, update for volume 2 when? The translator loves to do batches rather than releasing them when they're done being translated.
That femMC are the best anon here. Reporting a list of what I've read that's for the most part good. Top 4 I recommend highly but the rest are still good
>Kumo Desu Ga
>Destruction Flag Otome
>The Girl Who Ate a Death God
Katahane no Riku
Kuma Kuma KUMA KUMA KUMA
The Guild Cheat Receptionist (tl never ever)
yeah but I'm not a westaboo my motto for /a/ is "if you like the west so much why are you reading/watching a foreign medium?"
I like my Xianxia like I like my Chinese history in the Han Dynasty
Reincarnation is the same as "x'd by a exotic material" scene in the western comic book franchise.
More accurately similar to the WWII shooter crazy of the 2000s. Its a phase. At least in Japanese media, the phase changes every so often.
The story itself is not westaboo. Shame though if that keeps you from it. I think the action and how the MC levels up is a lot more exciting then pretty much every other CN novel.
ah yes, the non-stop market saturation of stories involving heroes that have reincarnated from a previous existence into a new vassel while still retaining memories from their previous form, how I tire of it.
Everyone has regrets in life, so it's an easy wish fulfillment. Or if it isn't, then it's a lesson about how even with the knowledge of a past life you still have the same hardship and trouble, that regrets are the price of life.
Reincarnation not being a thing in the West we have different tropes that cover the same ground.
Seriously, though, doesn't everyone wish they could do over parts of their life? If not, they are probably pretty young.
I hate the reincarnation thing but love that industry is returning to it's overpowered take-no-shit roots.
I really liked Burriko when the MC gave no fucks, but then she became a lot more conscious about Jack or whatever his name is became really dominantly annoying and hes just hampering the MC most of the time
I actually hate Shoujo as a genre ironically enough, but fem MC usually don't fall into a lot of the pitfalls in other transported to another world series.
>tfw the timeline got utterly fucked because rook either forgot or didn't want to save riku.
I wish this was the case but many of them have game mechanics or many allusions to the origin world. It's more like they wrote the plot for a jRPG and added that little bit at the beginning about them being from Japan.
>Yeah, I've noticed a lot of these "reincarnation" stories really have no need to involve reincarnation since it has zero bearing on the story
It's not uncommon for Western fiction to do the same thing (usually young adult stuff). They basically have barely any connection to the modern world and take place in a fantasy world, but starting the story off in some random American city makes it easier for kids to relate to the characters, even if ultimately the "real world" is barely relevant. This was super common with fantasy in the 80s, it's still around now.
usual VN protag
usual LN protag
usual harem protag
usual female protag
usual Chinese protag
all of them would've saved Riku, "rescuing a maiden just because" is like rule #1 of being a hero. Especially ones with perverted intentions
To be honest it's one of the series that I enjoy reading the most, because the recurring characters are great, but the new ones that get introduced never fail to deliver either. Plus it manages to be surprisingly deep at times.
I'm not sure what you mean by subversions?
He's a casual faggot, totally deserves it, not just because he's a cunt or anything. But because he fucked up the timeline right in the beginning, and is surprised that things went off the tracks.
If you liked Riku, read the Girl Who Ate Death.
It's basically Beserk's Golden Days but with a death scythe wielding loli
She's described as really small, plus the official cover of her she looks like a loli (well we can't tell her actual height). Loli a bodytype, otherwise is Shinobu not a loli?
>Well, she didn't do much in the original story, and she isn't that pretty, so I guess there's no problem if I just let her die here
>OH NO WHAT THE FUCK THIS WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN WHY ARE THEY ALL DYING OH SHIT
The guy deserves every bad thing that happens to him
They're literally the same shit as /gaia/ teir fanfiction.
I find it funny that /a/ gets such a boner for these and shits on korean webcomics for being "deviantart shit" when they're the same goddamn thing
I still keep MT as a good series even though some will disagree
but if you are talking about reincarnation in general and not "reborn in a magical world" series then I guess Apollo Song and Spirit Circle are safe bets.
If you didn't like Shield Hero and Mushoku Tensei, then I just guess this genre not for you. (Unless you liked them and are just looking for the nongeneric ones, I can probably draw up a short list)
You can perhaps give Tensei Oujo or My Deathflags show no sign of ending a try. If you like grinding or more action ala DBZ style, Xianxia a way to go. Otherwise I'd move on.
Light novels are the same as /gaia/ tier fanfiction
Anime adapts light novels
Anime is ???
A lot of WN use Japanese tropes which is something that 99% of /a/ enjoys, so why are you surprised?
There was a movie where he's the reincarnation of Corean general who worked for Emperor of Qin, and he does some Indiana Jones shit to find the immortality pills or some shit.
Because Japan really likes that selfinsert shit, so it's easier to insert in a character with your same life that gets transported into an alternative world instead of a character with a totally different life from yours that lived in a different world or culture.
Also LN's are the preferred media for chuunies
>kissing girls, taking baths and eating fish in another world .
i feel like he should have dropped the harem bullshit and just stuck with the first 2 girls. maybe manned the fuck up with his dungeon grinding or been forced to stick with one build rather than magically reallocating all his points on the fly. It just gets really monotonous before any plot actually happens.
Here ya go friendo.
I don't give a damn about the teen angst crap, how is he that different he's a middle schooler
I'm more interested in how things can be changed and how chaos affects everything
but for a start they are different beasts using different devices and construed within different worlds set to achieve different outcomes
both are naive in their own way
we could bring in different time travel constructs to really round out the discussion.
>How does the fujoshi spider novel compare to MT in terms of writing quality?
shit gets real. people die. spider might as well be a honeybadger because she doesnt give a single fuck.
>Please delete everything in my PC's hard drive
It's barely a genre since half the time it has no impact on the story at all and the other half is just an excuse to have an overpowered MC appear in the middle of nowhere and crush everything in his path.
Is it in manga format?
I dislike reading the "incarnated into another world" stories as novels. I've done slime, overlord, MT, or maybe more, and they all get really hard to parse out pretty quickly.
If it not, but also not annoying to read can you give a link to where you read it?
Is there a term for those scenes in LN/manga/any medium really where shit goes down without relying on action? Like those high stakes conferences that happened in Log Horizon and Overlord.
There's a webnovel that only got a few chapters translated where MC saved the day in fantasy world and then when getting sent back the goddess had to make a new body for him because his original body back in Japan would never be able to contain his basically demigod level hero powers.
The goddess was a ditz though and got distracted and ended up making a perfect looking female body for him instead. The caveat being that even though he looks like a girl and everyone think he's a girl, he's not and still has a dick and is flat chested otherwise. He has to make sure no one finds out he's a guy because apparently the world will then fix reality to really make him a girl with no memory of being his past self.
Also the Demon Queen he fought and killed reincarnated on Earth to seek him out and get in a relationship with him.
Too bad the translations only translated basically the first few chapters.
The premise is interesting, the manga is actually pretty good and overall the story tricks you into thinking it's building up to something. Particularly after the fight with the King of the Mountain, when he loses an arm.
But no, Goburou will never actually be challenged and it's just a one-sided rapefest. Even when he loses an arm, he just gets a super-powered bionic arm two chapters later that's a million times better.
And while I'm no moralfag, there's something about the writing that makes me queasy. At first Goburou acts like he has a scrap of morals, mercy-killing the sex slaves and refusing to rape the captured girls...and less than a month later, he's raping women and turning them into sex slaves. What? It feels like the author was initially lying to himself about what sort of story he really wanted. I don't even mind a rapey protagonist--I like Rance to death--but if you really want us to like and sympathize with the crazed cannibal rapist, you need to actually put the work in.
Yeah, the most stupid part about him is that he doesn't even think of letting Riku "die" as being at all to blame for any of his current problems.
Also does anyone think that Raku is up to something? I don't think she cares about Rook at all and just doesn't want him to die because she has plans involving using him.
>He has to make sure no one finds out he's a guy because apparently the world will then fix reality to really make him a girl with no memory of being his past self.
What a kick in the balls.
>No reincarnation stories where the MC is actually reincarnated in the same world that he died
I would love to see a series where a NEET is reincarnated as a girl or something, just so he can see life in a different perspective.
It is quite hard to write morally questionable characters with justifications. That's personally why I enjoy Kumo Desu ga so much. Hopefully Okina gets out of her slump soon.
>I haven't read too many xianxia but only 2 of them that I can think of didn't have reincarnation.
Douluo Dalu, Against the Heavens, Tales of Demons and Gods; thats three xianxia novels out of the 4 (the non-reincarnation one of the best of the 4 though, that one is I shall seal the heavens) I'm reading right now that are reincarnation stories.
You hit it on the head.
Let me go one step further and explain my dislike of AoT and Terraformars and other "survival" manga - they have retarded humans fucking up, but even when they don't, they create drama by introducing new arbitrary powers for the "zombies". You can almost see the back-and-forth as the Editor tries to poke holes in the setting
>why don't they just build walls?
>BECUZ A BIG TITAN COMES AND KICKS IT DOWN
>why don't they just shoot them? they're big targets.
>BECUZ ONLY DA NECK IS WEAK POINT
>blowing up the entire upper body would destroy the neck too
>NO IT HAS TO BE DA MAGICK SWORDZ
>but that just puts them in stupid amounts of danger, throwing away their only advantage
>ya humanity is fucked ;) pretty clever huh??
There are though? There's the elf martial artist reincarnation one where MC died and was reincarnated 30 years after his death but this time as an elf. He finds out after his death his daughter went on to become some hero.
There's the Goodbye Dragon Life one too. There's others as well but I'm forgetting the names.
tilea was good until the misunderstandings stopped being misunderstandings and it became clear that the mc was actually suffering from severe brain damage. No you dumb bitch, throwing garlic doesnt instagib vampires, not in any fantasy setting.
mm there is this one story where the mc is from fantasy land, dies, reincarnates into regular world, then gets summoned back to fantasy land.... but thats just the premise, the story doesnt spend any time at all explaining her life in regular world.
I think the main problem with lns and wn is that these authors are mainly young kids/adults. They get a good idea here and there, and then they run it down into the ground because their real lives as hikki neets prevents them from having the real life experience an actual author might draw from to branch out and expand their stories.
Well you didn't put that qualification in your first post. Also there are some of those too. I refuse to be conquered is Japanese guy dying and reincarnating as a Japanese girl and then making herself into basically her past self's ideal girl.
It would be easy for Goburou to justify it as "This is what goblins do", or "strong make the rules" or...anything, really. He's the narrator. Instead he's just like...well, here's a quote.
>We drugged the captured women and put them in jail while the men will be put to work as slaves immediately.
>After that, I reported to Father Elf-san.
>If they could no longer restrain themselves and sought after the captured women, at that time I shall give them as a reward to individuals that had performed well.
>I replied when I was asked what will become of them. Father Elf-san said ‘not to force them against their will’, but to have your way without drugging them, what are you talking about?
>Since they are enemies, we should at least be allowed to drug them.
Mind you, he went out and ambushed these guys. They had no quarrel with him.
He also let his monstrous ogre bro practice sex via raping male elves, so that he wouldn't accidentally break his goblin waifu with his two-foot dick when he finally confessed.
That's how I felt while reading The Lazy King. Like, there's was never a real reason to make it into a reincarnation story or even use the skill mechanics shit as they had no real baring and the whole things could've just been pure high fantasy if you just ran the whole thing through the Word find/replace function to change the skill/reincarnation/etc. with standard fantasy terminology,
Uh, they're not "arbitrary" powers if they're introduced in chapter 1. They're necessary elements for the story.
If things have to be a certain way in order for you to tell the story that you want, that's how it's gotta be. Don't let logic stop you. After all, if fiction was true to life, it would be non-fiction.
He wrote an unwinnable situation, and then acts smug when his characters aren't able to win. Oh wow you're so good at coming up with DESPAIR mr. author-sensei, please invent a new tweest that will undermine everything the characters have accomplished!
Are you the kind of guy who reads "the Enigma of Amigara Fault" and goes "UGHH, what are the odds that there was a hole that perfectly fit him? And why would a guy turn into a monster just from walking through a hole? 0/10"
...Ignoring that if there was no hole, there would be no story. It'd be about a guy hiking through the woods, not a metaphor for people becoming monsters to escape their fear of monsters.
>and then acts smug when his characters aren't able to win.
>Oh wow you're so good at coming up with DESPAIR mr. author-sensei, please invent a new tweest that will undermine everything the characters have accomplished!
The whole story is about the essential question of whether or not you should stand and fight a hopeless battle. Or give up, and just try to live as long as you can. If there position wasn't so utterly hopeless, it would be an easy choice.
If the characters weren't so totally behind the 8-ball, so likely to get fucking eaten, the essential question the story is asking would lose its weight.
>reading Death March
>MC loves big tits, but is cursed to be only liked by lolis
>Hero guy loves lolis, but is cursed to be only liked by useless meat
Did you even read the series? Their son was originally stillborn. That's like saying anyone who was ever adopted isn't allowed to be loved.
You're just being retarded at this point.
>all these anons who bitch about MT but never bothered to read all of it.
You poor tortured souls.
>raising an adopted child = unknowingly raising 40 year old fat virgin pedophile living inside your stillborn child's corpse
Are you for real though? Well I suppose you are the targeted audience.
Shun is a pathetic shit that doesn't deserve his harem.
It's the #1 web novel by a wide margin. Unlike most other web novels, there aren't drastic changes like adding characters or changing entire arcs. Coupled with how it literally finished, there's nowhere near as much incentive to buy the LN version which has inferior art to the manga.
This is completely opposite of Overlord, which had drastic changes adding characters, revising the arcs, having a stand-out artist with a unique style, and the story wasn't even close to being finished in the web novel as far as we know.
If MT was as mediocre as you said, it wouldn't dominate web novel charts like it still does. It's like a mini One Piece.
Except it is not. Other web novels were #1 even when MT was still being serialized but popular Web Novels keep getting taken down once they get picked up by official publishers like AlphaPolis who pretty much shut down a web novel once they pick up the author.
You don't seem to understand the point of reincarnation. Like you are fundamentally broken in the head and can't accept a foreign concept. I can already see how hard it was to teach you something like calculus.
Most publishers are. MT was just one of the few web novels that weren't forced to take their page down.
And your One Piece comparison is fucking horrible. Popular manga can stay active for years.
Popular web novels on the other hand can get 404ed one day once a publisher picks them up.
She's skinny as shit because she was a sickly thing from a poor farming village where if you don't work you don't get to eat, and I'd really compare her more to Big Boss from MSG what with the effect she has on her troops and people that fight in general.
Only if they are as big a failure as human beings as you are, but I'm optimistic that isn't the case and they would just realize they had to do better. Kinda like how reincarnation works.
A personal opinion that's a blanket statement without any sort of supporting statements is usually interpreted as ignorant and narrow minded, kinda like this guy here >>138966314
Or do you want people to post one liners like "This sucks" or "This is awesome"? The difference between such lines and the ones given here is like the difference between an 7 year old and a 12 year old. Still under age.
We have images and memes for that kind of thing if you want to actually discuss.
Because the plot is well created and the characters are interesting?
is forcibly made into a pathetic shit.There really isn't a riencarnator who hasn't been fucked with in Kumo Desu ga.
>plot is well created and the characters are interesting
I think the adventurer couple is pretty good aren't they? I mean other than getting moved to the elf village relatively recently they got reincarnated and got to grow up together and even got to adventure together. D was pretty nice to them.
They would if the dwarf had the exact same body as their baby.
Are you seriously fucking retarded and still trying to argue? Have you never read history before? There was literally an emperor who accidentally killed a concubine, then later on found a boy, and the only thing in common was they had a birth mark behind their ear.
That emperor raised the boy lovingly and spoiled his ass because he believed in reincarnation. This is real fucking history, not your retarded straw man logic.
Arguing that it can't happen in a fucking fantasy world with much more convenient circumstances is just proof you're practically nazi/puritan/isis tier with how narrow minded you are.
What reincarnation/transportation stories are there where the main character is actually a fish out of water in his/her new world and has to struggle to learn how to survive in their new situation?
>personal opinion that's a blanket statement without any sort of supporting statements is usually interpreted as ignorant and narrow minded
It not being explained doesn't make it any less valid of a personal opinion. Whether it's a blanket statement or not is irrelevant, because bitching at someone for not writing an essay on the reasons behind his opinion when he is pretty obviously not interested in discussing anything in the first place is even less productive to holding a proper discussion than making ignorant blanket statements.
I'm really disturbed by the lengths you're going to defend this drivel. How can you compare raising a child because he looks similar to some girl, to raising a child whose body is secretly inhabited by a degenerate loser older than both you and your wife?
You're using historical happenings as a source to defend a Japanese fantasy web novel about some fatass living it up in a stillborn baby's body. Do you even know how to use the phrase "straw man"?
You even called me a nazi because I think masquerading as someone's child that died during birth is a pretty uncool thing. This is really surreal dude.
Any other illustrations of the characters, and names? Red hair is probably the gender bender, and the blue hair is imouto.
Not sure who the other guy is, and I'm guessing the loli is sensei. Although I didn't know she was that smug.
I'm seconding this.
MLA is probably the best transported to another world series. Although you have to go through Extra, which some people find a chore (I personally didn't mind it as much.)
>has inferior art to the manga.
Man, you have some shit taste.
The guy on the left is probably the ded big bro, and sadly this is about all I have. We should get more once the next volume comes out.
I want a collector's edition where he keeps the gross body in all the pictures.
It'll be like a game to see how far you can suspend your disbelief.
Left is Julius, he has the white spider scarf. Loli elf is of course Oka, did you guys forget how she acted when she noticed Katia crushing on Shun? Red is Katia and Blue is Sue. And of course the retard in the middle is Shun.
I like these types of stories. I like to watch the overpowered MC crush enemies with overwhelming power, or toy with his opponents by always plotting 10 steps ahead of their opponent. And going by it's popularity, I am not alone.
Aselia the Eternal.
Admittedly, most of the "struggle to learn how to survive" comes not from him being in an unfamiliar situation and more because he was summoned to be the kingdom's war slave.
I like watching MC's kick ass too. But how is satisfying to see the heroes win when they're 10x as strong as the villains and they're never in any danger? It's fine in, say, One Punch-Man, where the focus of the story isn't on the hero overcoming his enemies.
Cheating up a level 99 character on your first runthrough of a game is way less interesting than playing it through as a level 1. I don't understand people who think otherwise.
Apparently the manga translation isn't complete and the anime are just spinoffs? What's the estimated release date for the games in English?
Is the gameplay good?
I actually hadn't been paying attention to that, guess I'll have to catch up with the anime.
>Is the gameplay good?
It's OK, but it's no Sengoku Rance. It also has a really tedious boss fight/final level.
I completed it once but didn't feel like playing it again.
The satisfaction of watching the villain shit his pants in horror and go 'ba-baka na! ' as he realises how fucked he is? It is hard to describe, but it is what makes stuff like Overlord so satisfying.
the underlying theme of death march is that the gods and goddesses summon japanese people to their world specifically to fuck with them.
all the demon lords use to be regular japanese kids. the super powers they get are some how used against them in monkey-claw style false wishfullfillment
>It got an official english translation (that's behind the fan one too and behind a coin-based paywall).
Is that why they haven't updated in forever? I miss that series so much.
>Reading a light novel
I found your problem.
I read everything.
I'm actually hard to displease.
I read stuff on RoyalRoad, for fuck's sake.
But The New Gate is goddamn horrible. The battle description are like reading a DragonBall Z fight.
Then I got stronger, then HE got stronger! Then I released the first of my 238 limiters... and so on. It's actually impressive in its own right.
The manga probably fixes a lot of the, however he still spouts one liners during the fights. I'll admit the limiter bullshit is argrivating.
>you think he actually meets an enemy that's a match for him
>nah bro he was using noob equipment remember?
Speaking of Reincarnation Stories,
The one that I find enjoyable is
My Disiciple died yet again
MC keeps dying and getting reborn as random stuff. a baby, a man, a dragon, a rock.
His teacher is a 10000 year old virgin which makes him what? a supreme wizard?
By the time you're 10,000 isn't it a statistical anomaly to be a virgin? I mean at some point you've lived enough years where the chances of a girl tripping into a Rube Goldberg sequence where she lands atop your erect penis would reach 99.999%.
Besides directly going to syosetsu, is there any way to filter chinese web novels from Novelupdates? I already filtered xianxia and wuxia, but still lots of chinese stuff are getting through.
Nah, MC started as girl,
2nd time she reincarnated into handsome guy.
Tells everyone her name is master Soi Sauze
goes to mess with childhood friend who promised to marry her.
Guy is shocked, but after a week, he says yes
Wish someone would translate Gensousaiki Allusionist/Sono Ｍugen no Saki e.
Esp Gensousaiki,it deserves a better translation than some MTL crap.
For the reincarnated as the villainess are their any more stories where the bad end happens at the start of the game?
Like in Common Sense of the Duke's Daughter.
I like it where she gives up on the Prince and works hard and doesn't need the Prince.
Plus the reactions of people who fucked her over in the past
>Complaining about reincarnation / other word stories
>Not complaining about RPG Hero / Demon Lord settings
I'm really fucking tired of that shit. Actually, fuck video game inspired settings completely.
I can't anon, could you maybe point it out? Transfer station 7 only returns french
No that's from old badass mage becomes a loli series.
>search image on google
>click on every one of them until you find pages of the manga
>search for the pages containing the title of the series (generally written in kana and kanji)
>you can even search the diferent pages you find to get different results
Holy fucking shit how do you even find anything if you can't even think of something as simple as this.
Summoner Mage main character is pretty rare.
Oh I thought you were complaining about a badass old mage getting replaced with a loli.
Transportation stories have more struggle.
Reincarnation stories barely have any struggle.
Kuro no Maou is a transportation story.
Ochitekita Ryuuou to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni is another.
I would have stated Seiun wo Kakeru but the author ended up making the MC in Kakeru too much of a Gary Stu.
It isn't even a blacksmith story anymore.
Might as well have made the MC a Civil Works Engineer or an Army Corps Engineer in the first place when a mere blacksmith shouldn't be suddenly providing the instructions for boat making and irrigation shit.
Sounds like that mobile game loli alchemist
You should lurk more anon. Try this.
Are there any stories where the other reincarnated world is just a dream mumbojumbo thing?
Previously pathetic MCs discovered that they're not quite dead, got back to their previous lives and prevailed with their newfound resolve and experience from the other world?
I would love to read a story where MC got their shit together, fix whatever they left behind, and becomes a better person overall instead of relying in OP superpowers in some fantasy world
Isn't the only version being translated the WN?
You mean with the translated chapters? I wouldn't waste the time I mean there's only 37 chapters and we have 21 I think now translated. Might as well wait for it to be complete.
>At the very least, it would have been a better choice to become a mangaka and started publishing terrible web comics, or to become a web novelist and started posting novels.
>Many people who shared similar circumstances did something like that.
>I made fun of and slighted those people.
>Mocking their creations, thinking myself as a critic, saying things like "It's worse than shit", criticizing them.
>Even though I did nothing at all......
Not very subtle