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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.

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Associated Names
Геймер (Russian)
اللاعب (Arabic)
더 게이머
THE 게이머

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LINE Webtoon

Latest Release(s)
c.56 by LINE Webtoon (3d ago)
c.83 by MangaCow (4d ago)
c.55 by LINE Webtoon (4d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
82 Chapters (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1023 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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 0% (5 votes)
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Last Updated
April 15th 2015, 6:58pm PST



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Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #35 increased(+7)
Monthly Pos #25 decreased(-4)
3 Month Pos #21 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #12 decreased(-8)

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On 494 wish lists
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"Clever Protagonist" tag?? really? 105 days, 19 hours, 12 minutes ago
Novel? 213 days, 8 hours, 49 minutes ago
Harem tag 285 days, 6 hours, 56 minutes ago
The harem tag. 287 days, 17 hours, 5 minutes ago
Stop removing harem tag. 288 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes ago

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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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Good but lost in translation   
Rating: N/A
by MoJo
November 17th, 2014, 11:17am
This is a real good read, though the pacing gets slow at times. I would also recommend trying to find the original fan-made translations rather than the official ones published at LINE Webtoons. The translators at the official site don't seem to give a f*ck. The Gamer uses a lot of gaming jargon in the series which LINE W just glosses over and doesn't translate/mention. And the main character is so obsessed with gaming he gain super powers from it, how does it make sense to neuter one of the characters main traits that way? Also, I've notice comments about how they should get someone fluent in English to correct the grammar. WTF!? I'm no grammar Nazi, but that's clearly a sign of half-assed editing. I'm normally all for going the legit route, but sometimes it hard to when the publishers are clearly not as passionate about putting out a good product as the hobbyists/fans.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2014, 11:20am
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Deconstruction of Video Game Manga/Manhwa   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by mystyc
October 12th, 2014, 9:24pm
"The Gamer" is ultimately a series deconstructing the current trend of the "real-life video game" genre, as seen with Sword Art Online, Log Horizon, BToom, and classics such as the .hack series. While video games are certainly fun, they are also designed to be deliberately a bit ridiculous and simplistic, as they are principally a means of escapism from our absurd and complicated reality. Unlike real life, you can choose not to play video games, but if you do choose to play, you accept a life of tedious stress, danger, and simple rewards.

The protagonist Han Jee-Han is a video game addict, and one day his everyday life arbitrarily becomes an RPG, with frequent status updates, HP, MP, and experience points; and so naturally he immediately hates it. As with many other supernatural series, each character has some "personalized supernatural power," and this is his power: he gains new supernatural abilities as though he were a character in a video game learning new skills and techniques and then leveling them up. This makes him ridiculously powerful, in theory, but in practice he is still just a noob who must contend with veterans not bound by his video game logic.
There are quests, mini-bosses, monsters, and achievement scores, but like an MMORPG the protagonist exists in a vague constant state of conflict against other "players" who make a living by hurting innocent people in a variety of creatively cruel yet profitable ways.

There is no arch-nemesis trying to take over the world, so much as there is a meaningless system that arbitrarily gives some people power over others as a matter of birthright. That probably sounds a bit crappy to you because it is essentially an allegory of our own reality, and whereas the protagonist struggles against the absurd logic of his new video game world, we too struggle against a universe where all life begins and ends with equal indifference, and where both cruelty and kindness exist only as a result of how people treat each other, regardless of whether they have supernatural powers or not.

He could choose to leave the supernatural world behind, but that would require ignoring his power and the suffering of others, and so as with real life he must continue to struggle and survive for the sake of living another day of doing more of the same, lest he decides to "end the game" in the same way our own game will one day end.
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Slowing down   
Rating: N/A
by nakie08
September 30th, 2014, 10:02pm
I really expected alot from this title. The premise is interesting. But after 50+ chapters there's still no conflict, twist, or anything even remotely interesting. It's just grind, grind, grind... grind... gr... zzzzz.... Seriously, it's just like in games really; what's the point in grinding if you're not planning on continuing on with the story? You'll be like Ash, running around Veridian forest with a lvl.99 Pikachu. Fun.

I think the author really has no sense for conflict. He tried to stir something up some chapters ago but it seems like he gave up on it. And went back to grinding. Maybe the author should've gone with a slice of life comic or something. Action just doesn't suit his style.
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I Like it but better put off reading it   
Rating: N/A
by JKjoker
September 20th, 2014, 6:16am
I like the series a lot, i like the protagonist a lot, but the story pace is so slow, with 55 chapters under its belt, ~15 were actually story, 40 were training montages, and it doesnt seem to be leading anywhere
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Nothing happens.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
September 18th, 2014, 8:32am
There's essentially zero conflict throughout the story. The chapters don't even end at interesting points! The main character just gets stronger each chapter, and then... nothing whatsoever happens. And not even the training itself is remotely interesting.

... Last updated on October 9th, 2014, 8:47am
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its painful...   
Rating: N/A
by joshan
August 21st, 2014, 12:06pm wait for episodes to come out !!! every chapter, im reading hundreds of mangas at the same time and this one has been my fav since started. its light, fun and it keeps me wondering. also im a hardcore gamer...i read mangas while i play.
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Rating: N/A
by LaLaLinzo
July 30th, 2014, 12:40am
I love the whole concept, and it's executed rather well! A great main character that I sympathize with a lot (I haven't even been annoyed once) and a good plot. (SPOILER->) I'm just a little confused on who the "bad guy" is because the current "bad guy" hardly fits the criteria.... I'm just not sure what comes next! Which is also nice...

ANYWAY: It's a great read! Recommended
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