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The Gamer  
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Description
Han Jee-Han, a normal high school student, suddenly develops a special power where his entire world is shifted into a game-like setting. He can see the power levels of people, look at the stats of a seemingly normal item, get abilities, and even level up! Follow Han Jee-Han as he discovers how to use this power, and maybe even where it came from.

Description from Line Webtoon:
What if your life is just like playing a game? What if you can upgrade your status and gain more levels? A fantasy world is coming right at you!

Original webtoon


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Additional info about the universe in a novel "The Gamer - Orgin" (더 게이머 오리진)

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Геймер
اللاعب
遊俠
더 게이머
THE 게이머
Žaidėjas

Groups Scanlating
BAP Scans
Game of Scanlation
LINE Webtoon
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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.17 by LINE Webtoon (5d ago)
v.3 c.16 by LINE Webtoon (12d ago)
v.3 c.15 by LINE Webtoon (19d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
Season 1: 86 Chapters (Complete)
Season 2: 37 Chapters (Complete)
Season 3: 17 Chapters (Ongoing)

Total of 140 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
8 topics, 155 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1249 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
10
 40% (500 votes)
9+
 21% (261 votes)
8+
 16% (206 votes)
7+
 10% (127 votes)
6+
 3% (41 votes)
5+
 3% (32 votes)
4+
 1% (16 votes)
3+
 1% (16 votes)
2+
 1% (9 votes)
1+
 3% (41 votes)

Last Updated
September 3rd 2016, 8:30am PST


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Recommendations
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Year
2013

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #112 decreased(-77)
Monthly Pos #17 decreased(-7)
3 Month Pos #6 (No change)
6 Month Pos #6 increased(+4)

List Stats
On 5770 reading lists
On 568 wish lists
On 68 completed lists
On 128 unfinished lists
On 488 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Can we add the harem tag now? 103 days, 4 hours, 10 minutes ago
Add official translation to description? 214 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes ago
"Clever Protagonist" tag?? really? 632 days, 8 hours, 43 minutes ago
Novel? 739 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes ago
Harem tag 811 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Boring   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
August 14th, 2016, 10:04pm
A good idea for a manga but terrible execution, as Mizura says its all "Instant gratification with no plot", this feels like it was written by a highschool teenager addicted to MMORPG, it lacks depth at all levels, the main char is plain, lame and dull as a cow and as to justify that he gets the gamer's mindset skill or whatever, "you shall take everything as a game!" meh. Then you get the skills... again boring, why would I want to read long explanations of how passive skills work in games and long sophisms of why that is cool and how the mc is overpowered and cheating all other mages? Don't freaking create a character growth story and then ruin it instantly by making that growth only a terribly easy and boring chore "oh new skill, kill demons, win money, trains 2 days, I'm level 73!!, new skill..." and so on.
It's a real pity, I'd like to see this setting exploited by another mangaka or manhwaka.
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Started good then drove off a cliff.   
Rating: N/A
by grimful
June 16th, 2016, 5:07pm
Season 1 i'd give a 8 or 9
season 2 i'd rate it at 5-6
season 3 its like a 2-3

the MC is too stupid it was understandable early on but now with a int of 80 or 200[honestly don't know] and a wisdom of 40-60, he's still acting like a human with an int of 7 and a wis of 5 [human average is 10]
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6 is good enough   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by SaLaHaDiN_PL
June 10th, 2016, 8:03am
I have seen many better series about "gamers" than this one . MC is okayish , sometimes great but most of the time dumb just dumb . Art is not bad , whole world is interesting but characters are pretty lame .High rating mostly due to nostalgia , "MC gamer skills" and whole "gaming world" .
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went down hill @@   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by hi2moony
June 1st, 2016, 1:03am
rate 9 for about 50~first chapter. Later become grinding , loli show, tsundere, harem king (in both mean ). In short dragging 4ever.

Sad to see my used-to-favorite became like that. I still follow it because it's unique, but I rate it now 7 at best. or maybe 6

Edit. At chap 129 I've skiped about 5 chapters because It's crappy, 6 rating for now, still hope for some anything else, any but not the things is happening is fine. Agrrr

... Last updated on June 17th, 2016, 3:43am
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Strong start but then...   
Rating: N/A
by Daitengu
January 12th, 2016, 12:04am
The gamer was great starting out, and I still find the training and grinding fine, but the story thus far... repetitious. A majority of the story is just 'save the princess' under different conditions. I came into it wanting something not done in the majority of novels, comics, and games for centuries. But it's just like the rest.

The TLDR on The Gamer is:
1. MC gets power
2. trains
3. saves a princess
4. comedy,
5. repeat steps 2-4, 4 more times.

congrats, now you're caught up.

5 rating because average is average.
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9/10 but that is me being biased.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Forgotten10
December 9th, 2015, 7:46pm
The gamer is basically instant gratification. You enjoy it because you desire it. The gamer's ability is what keeps me coming back. Who wouldn't want a power where you can instantly cheat life its self? Are you struggling with money, then just kill some monsters. Are you unsatisfied with your grades? Then raise up your intelligence and wisdom. Do you feel physically unfit? Raise up your strength. The list goes on. Instant reading books, having perfect health, skill creation, strategy mind abilities, flying, any power that has ever existed in games you play can be achieved with time, and then some.

So all of that sounds amazing to have! That is what keeps me wanting more, because I can't help but think how much more relaxing life would be with The Gamer's ability! However, when going into a story you expect a lot more than just level grinding. You want an adventure, a story, connections to the characters, and overall a good time where everything continues to move forward! That is exactly what The Gamer lacks. The author has stated himself he didn't do well enough on writing a plot. There is barely any character development, or story progression in the entire 100 chapters. Now I can tell reading the most recent chapters that the author has been trying to improve. I see a story coming. Although the biggest problem being, not enough progression in 1 chapter, which you have to wait 7 days for. It is slow, but not slow as you would think. Slow as in, it seems the author is too slow to decide what direction he wants to take the series in! So it has basically been a standstill of just the MC leveling up, and training. Mind you, I do enjoy his grinding. No overall development for the story, the potential in the series is really good, especially when you see the threats from the abyss (The Golem/giant thingy fight). After that the series just regresses.

Tl;Dr - If you're looking for something with an MC who basically gets to cheat life out with close to no overall story development, that has massive potential and keeps messing it up, then this is your story. No doubts about it.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2015, 7:59pm
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Started out good...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by SnowDemonz
September 24th, 2015, 9:12pm
The story barely progress in 100 chapters. the Writer even apologize about it at the end of season 1 but season two come out and the same shit happen. Barely any story progression.

P.S. i think the high score is because people voted when they first just started reading this and didn't know it was gonna be a story that has no progression. If you check the date of the review you would see that most of the newer review in 2015 think it sucks.

... Last updated on October 1st, 2015, 10:09pm
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disappointing..   
Rating: N/A
by lisp
July 27th, 2015, 12:14pm
a gamer is amazing in-person

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it was really interesting from chapter 1 - 22 ..im no one in this world.. but as i started reading chapter 23 ..(why would a gamer say something like that?, and a "gamer" means that a person is frequently playing games even if that person is NooB..)


... Last updated on July 27th, 2015, 12:24pm
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Season 2   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PureBloodVampire
July 9th, 2015, 1:00pm
Hmmm what should I say I think it will get pretty exiting soon but there needs to be more of a story now its 10 short and i mean short lines of text per page if you dont read it on webtoon the content i feel should me more otherwise the chapters will feel short i can read season 1 in a few hours max 12 hours but i doubt it.
The Art has improved which is good and now there is some building of the story and plot but far from what i would wish to see.
I still rate it a 10 because this is so far one of the best on going im seeing at the moment.

... Last updated on July 9th, 2015, 1:02pm
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Instant gratification with no plot   
Rating: N/A
by Mizura
April 27th, 2015, 9:46am
The Gamer basically played on instant-gratification, as the protagonist gained one cool ability after another at a ridiculous pace. Once that period of easy gains was up, however, the faults of the series became all too apparent:
  • A lack of meaningful world building. It's just there so that baddies would show up.
  • A lack of character building. The characters have no depth and are just there to serve as foil for the main character, and the female characters are especially hilarious in this respect because of how they all conform to harem stereotypes.
  • A total lack of plot. This one should have been obvious from the start. The only thing driving the series was instant gratification, and the moment it tried to squeeze in a semblance of a plot, it fell flat because of the lack of world and character building. (for example, it's painfully obvious that the protagonist helping one of the girls is just a half-assed excuse for the author to add her to his harem)


Read the start for the instant gratification, then go find something better to read when it starts to feel draggy, because it won't get any better.

... Last updated on April 27th, 2015, 9:48am
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