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The Gamer  
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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

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


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Associated Names
더 게이머
THE 게이머

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Latest Release(s)
c.126 by MangaCow (0d ago)
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c.125 by MangaCow (7d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
Season 1: 86 Chapters (Complete)
Season 2: 37 Chapters (Complete)
Season 3: 2 Chapters (Ongoing)

Total of 125 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1216 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
 41% (500 votes)
 21% (261 votes)
 16% (193 votes)
 10% (120 votes)
 3% (35 votes)
 3% (31 votes)
 1% (14 votes)
 1% (16 votes)
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 3% (38 votes)

Last Updated
May 26th 2016, 12:09pm PST



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Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #59 decreased(-30)
Monthly Pos #14 increased(+10)
3 Month Pos #24 increased(+6)
6 Month Pos #34 increased(+13)

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On 5690 reading lists
On 557 wish lists
On 66 completed lists
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Add official translation to description? 89 days, 7 hours, 52 minutes ago
"Clever Protagonist" tag?? really? 507 days, 9 hours, 13 minutes ago
Novel? 614 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes ago
Harem tag 686 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
The harem tag. 689 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes ago

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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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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 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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Had potential   
Rating: N/A
by anitex
April 23rd, 2015, 4:29pm
The Gamer had such a good start and still does. I even reread it a few times waiting for the next chapter. What I loved most is that similar feeling I get when I'm playing rpgs (especially skyrim) and my character slowly becomes a badass as he/she levels up. The Gamer emulates that experience and I believe that is why it was top rated in the past. But around c.70(the quality was dropping before that chapter but I don't think it was taking away much overall) feeling drops drastically. The best way to describe it without spoiling much it is to compare it when you are watch someone right next to you play the game you want to play but they will not let you. Secondary character interaction is important but not when their conversation boils down to:
"I'm more powerful"
"No I'm more powerful"
"Ah, you are powerful but guess what? I am more powerful"
and so on and so on.
If I wanted that I would just read any generic shounen. I read this because I liked the gamer experience that I was getting through the MC. Hopefully it picks up again but for now 7/10

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
lol the guy going about the harem tag in the forums was right. lmao at the ppl saying he didnt know what he was talking about. you got the classic red head tsundere, big sister type, the innocent type, the more daring type, and maybe loli with the earth elemental. You're in denial if you say this doesnt have a harem subplot.
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Time to let go...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by bnad
April 16th, 2015, 8:47am
Kinda like Tower of God, had some serious drop in quality. My guess is, the writer didn't actually have a story in his arsenal since now the setup arc period already passed, and he's currently wasting more than 10 chapters just for 1 fight sequence with secondary character.

Like a lot of webtoon/LN writer, this author is in need of a writing class.

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drops harshly in quality   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by eScapLaY
April 2nd, 2015, 11:52am
Chapters 60-80 were so bad I dropped reading this. It had potential but is absolutely lost at this point. Both the art and the story have suffered and the author just keeps abandoning and ignoring important plot developments.

Everytime something comes up that the protagonist would be expected to investigate or have interest in the author comes up with a horribly illogical battle that drags out over several chapters. The latest battle (that made me drop the webtoon) was longer than any form of characterisation the entire series has seen.

None of the characters seem interesting. Their powers have no obvious limit so basically every problem could (and some already did) end with some form of deus ex machina. Choices made by the characters seem illogical and disconnected from reality which would be alright in a gag environment but the webtoon puts on a serious facade quite often so it just doesn't feel right.

The high ratings this series got are probably from earlier chapters where people were hopeful towards the direction of the series but right now I'd doubt it would garner anything close to a 7, even from a young audience.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2015, 11:58am
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Really Enjoyable (Makes you want to be him)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Opec
February 5th, 2015, 5:39am
Having a "Gamers ability" is a Dream, sadly for the unfortunate ones (us) we can only read about it biggrin

I really love how he is developing his skill sets in a balanced way, and unlike other mangas of this genre he actually utilises his abilities that he "acquired" instead of just one time clip appearance.

He is also very strong willed for a shonen male lead, who takes everything upon himself rather than depending on others. Also love the side characters especially the two girls and hope we see a future romance building up.

Gamer is Fun and Enjoyable read!

... Last updated on February 5th, 2015, 5:50am
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