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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.

Original webtoon

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

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

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BAP Scans
LINE Webtoon
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Latest Release(s)
c.29 by LINE Webtoon (0d ago)
c.66 by MangaCow (1d ago)
c.28 by LINE Webtoon (7d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
66 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
6 topics, 145 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (930 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.82 / 10.0
10
 49% (460 votes)
9+
 23% (211 votes)
8+
 14% (126 votes)
7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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2+
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1+
 3% (24 votes)

Last Updated
December 18th 2014, 12:57pm PST

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Recommendations
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Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2013

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
LINE Webtoon [Add]

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #4 (No change)
Monthly Pos #3 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #5 (No change)
6 Month Pos #6 decreased(-5)

List Stats
On 4574 reading lists
On 466 wish lists
On 35 unfinished lists
On 330 custom lists

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Forum Posts
"Clever Protagonist" tag?? really? 7 days, 14 hours, 32 minutes ago
Novel? 91 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Harem tag 163 days, 11 hours, 13 minutes ago
The harem tag. 165 days, 21 hours, 22 minutes ago
Stop removing harem tag. 166 days, 5 hours, 6 minutes ago

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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.
Ridiculous.

... Last updated on October 9th, 2014, 8:47am
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its painful...   
Rating: N/A
by joshan
August 21st, 2014, 12:06pm
...to wait for episodes to come out !!! ..love 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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SO GOOD   
Rating: N/A
by LaLaLinzo
July 30th, 2014, 12:40am
SO GOOD.
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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A comic about grinding   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MisteryoLH
July 24th, 2014, 12:51pm
After reading 47 chapters, I see that this comic is stalled. Seems like the author just loves his MMOs, particularly the grinding part. The little bit of plot that we thought we had was an illusion, and seems like nothing will get out of it. Be prepared to face the MC fighting lots and lots of chapters worth of monsters and commenting how cool it is to be living the game while he levels up.

There is a serious lack of writing skills by the author. Nothing ever happens.
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The Gamer, a review after reading 44 chapters.   
Rating: N/A
by lordis28
July 7th, 2014, 2:55pm
Being a huge fan of both video games and mangas, a combination of these two would be just up my alley, so for that reason I had high hopes for The Gamer. In the 20 or something chapters, it had me captivated. It had a fast pace, the characters are somewhat enjoyable and the MC grows stronger at a steady pace, which I find satisfying to watch. But the story has now been extremly slow, with very few twists and turns, which the author could easily put write into the story. There are also a lot of plotholes, but I'm willing to skip that part, as long as it starts rolling along quicker. I hope the author fixes this ASAP, so I'm going to hold off on my judgement till 'bout chapter 50.

... Last updated on July 7th, 2014, 2:56pm
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Yep , painfully boring ,   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by enryu022
June 23rd, 2014, 8:24pm
The plot is boring and it seems it not moving forward and the gags are repetitive, right now i started reading Re:Monster which has all the things i wanted from Gamer , a serious plot , real survival battle .

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2014, 8:25pm
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