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Tsuyokute New Saga  
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Description
The Demon King led his army of demons to wipe out the human race. The Hero, Kail, and his allies attacked the Demon King's castle to defeat the Demon King. The Demon King is slain, but at what cost? Kail lost all of his allies throughout the war. Friends, family, lovers, comrades. All dead, and he is dying.
As Kail's life ebbs away in the Demon King's chamber, he notices a strange gem that the Demon King had coveted and approaches this relic to grab it; after an intense light glows, he is sent years into the past. After recovering from the initial shock, now in his younger body, he decides to avoid making the same mistakes of his first time through these years and to become stronger.

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Associated Names
Стать сильнее! Новая сага
強くてニューサーガ
强者的新传说
Be Stronger! New Saga

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4 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (422 votes)
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2014

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Alpha Polis (Alpha Polis)

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A Soldier's Perspective   
Rating: N/A
by Immortal bear
June 5th, 2017, 8:09am
It is difficult to understand the complete context of a war until well after the war is over. The Spanish American War is infamous for its yellow journalism that was used as propoganda to tilt American perspectives toward a war against Spain. Propoganda said the war was declared in order to fight for Cuban and Philippines independence against Spainard exploitation. The truth was that the United States wanted to determine trade in the Carribean on their terms and very little consideration for what the populations of these countries wanted in their governments. Just two days after the Philipines gained their independence, a guerilla war was waged between the Philipines and the United States. The war resulted in the deaths of 200,000 Filipinos and the destruction of the Philipines provisional government. None of the American soldiers knew this would be the result when they got involved. Tsyokute New Saga shows same sort of tunnel vision perspective through the use of time travel.

In Tsuyokute New Saga, a war between humans and demons was fought. Humans eventually won the war, but at a large cost of thousands of lives. The main character, Kail's losses are a microcosm of this tragedy as much of his home was destroyed as a result of the war. He succeeds in killing the leader and strongest enemy, the Demon King but is mortally wounded in the fight. Considering practically everyone including his wife, his best friend, and most of the people he knew died in this war he practically welcomes death. He passes out and wakes up to find his consciousness is in his past incarnation, four years before the war started.

What New Saga excells at is subverting the hero's journey. It's like Frodo going back in time, only to grab Gandalf's beard and shout "Summon the Fucking Eagles!" He uses his past knowledge to dig his way past a brutal dungeon to get the treasure underground. He acknowledges who were his greatest allies and wastes no time in trying to recruit them. This is one of New Saga's greatest strengths, the hero is portrayed as smart in a convincing way, without having to degrade the intelligence of those around him.

Yet while he is smart, he is also failble. He sees the war from a utilitarian perspective and has difficulty, differentiating people that were heroes in the future from their flawed present selves. In an early arc, he tries to recruit the knight captain, Zentos, a paternal figure to him during the war that was largely responsible for shaping him into the hero he eventually became. At the same time, he tries to rescue a princess that would become a better ruler for his country has she not died just before the war. Problematically, he finds
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Zentos trying to assassinate said princess and is forced to kill him.
The tragedy of Zentos's story shows the potential drama New Saga has to offer. Zentos was a heroic figure in Kail's past timeline, but in the present,
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he died the dishonorable death of a traitor and that's all he'll be known for.
What's more, none of his friends can understand why this affects Kail so personally.

However, in another arc he finds a girl, Minagi, whom he always saw as sociopathic killer, as an affable if brutally honest destitute. She is an assassin by necessity, yet due to the unintended consequences of Kail's actions, he inadvertently stops her from becoming a remoreless killer. Morality in New Saga is often governed by circumstance, and its Kail's knowledge of the future that disrupts these circumstances for better or worse.

All the while there is an arcing mystery over why the war occured. Kail has little understanding over demon society and is confused by their motives and ideals. The story builds intrigue as he finds demons acting as spies or manipulating conflicts between humans. These details give small hints that suggest the demons are more than just an evil, destructive, force.

Action scenes are decent enough. Anime tropes like flash step can be annoying for people that prefer choreography in their fight scenes. However, the creators always make fights challenging for the main character, as Kail often fights opponents that are much stronger than the weak body that he currently inhabits. He often has to outsmart his opponents, plant traps and anticipate their actions as oppose to overpower them with physical force.

I have some minor gripes about the story. It is a harem, though it does balance the gender ratio with some strong male characters. It contains some of the problems with harems, including the female characters being really attached to the protagonist with little justification. The childhood friend character isn't well characterized and due to most of the cast being physical fighters, tends to fade into the background during conflicts. Hopefully, they will have a better balance of romance in later parts of the story. The art isn't very impressive either, backgrounds are often left blank, characters bodies sometimes have wierd angles, and it could really use more shading. People that like art from Tokyo Ghoul or Shingeki no Kyojin will see New Saga as a bit of a downgrade.

All in all, I like New Saga, as it shows both war and people as complicated. Kail's past timeline provides a background to characters without completely establishing them. Conflicts occur not just between Kail and other characters but also Kail's future perspective and the events that happen in the present.

... Last updated on June 5th, 2017, 8:47am
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A triumph of the medium   
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by Discriminating Dom
May 24th, 2017, 1:35pm
This manga adaptation is clearly limited by the time and budget, and yet it's probably the perfect example of what the rpg genre SHOULD be. Not a single panel explaining that its an rpg world. Not a single wink at the camera. It takes itself 100% seriously, and that gives the world so much weight. It feels real to the reader because its completely real to the characters. Everyone feels like they have a history, no matter how cliche their base design is. The protagonist is a delight, particularly when he's at his most ruthless, and the frenetic pacing of the story helps create a surprisingly mature atmosphere to it all. And to keep up that pace, sooo much of the story is shown and not told. (Since we the audience know how fallible the protagonist's knowledge of history is, what would be clumsy exposition in a lesser manga comes off as a fast-paced foreshadowing instead.)

The manga's presentation gives it a very original feel despite its setting being so stock and seemingly predictable. The art is VERY functional when it comes to showing us that setting, and is VERY limited when it comes to action and combat. Whether due to luck or skill of the author, though, the manga feels very aware of these limitations, and the breakneck pacing covers them very effectively. Combined with a lack of any obvious flaws in panels, the overall impression of the artwork is solid.

Don't waste your time with the glacial light novel. The compressed story fits so well this fast-paced manga that it's a case study in the superiority of the medium. 10
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The story is quite similar to a Manhwa and Light Novel that I am reading   
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by Marzarret
January 12th, 2016, 9:37pm
The story of this Manga is similar to Tales of Demons and Gods. It's Chinese Light Novel with a similar start off. The only difference is that the main protagonist of TDG died in the hands of the Final Boss and thanks to his Demon Temporal Book, he was sent back on his 13 year old self with all of the knowledge and experiences that he gained from his previous life.
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The Light Novel on fast forward. Yet still too damn slow.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
March 4th, 2015, 7:07am
EDIT: Damn this manga may be faster than the novel but that's solely due to the novel not moving AT ALL in regards to translation. Holy shit this series is crawling. The manga is reaching that infuriating threshold where a chapter only has a handful of pages ending on constant cliffhangers. Typical shounen trash tactics except this manga releases on a MONTHLY basis so it's utter bullshit on the mangaka's part. 17 pages per month? Lazy ass.

As many others have noted the pacing of this manga is crazy fast compared to the novels, but oddly enough I like it that way. I'm kinda tired of waiting too long for plot progression and slow pacing as I do with many other stuff I'm currently reading. This is basically like an espresso shot to get you going quick. The instant powdered stuff is perfectly fine, but some times you just want to GO.

... Last updated on May 21st, 2017, 6:19am
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After new game+   
Rating: N/A
by exit
January 26th, 2015, 12:34am
New game + has already been an interesting plot but after some reading and history changing by protagonist. I am expecting to see some after effect that will come after which will make story line more than new game+ and sometime will bring story to possible "worst than new game" before come back to "rewrite happy ending" for hero.
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Another web novel adaptation   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
January 14th, 2015, 7:32pm
Whats there to say?

The plot is that the main protagonist is an absolute badass only to find himself magically teleported back in time a few years before the war. The main protagonist (Hero) then sets out on an journey to win the war quickly and divisively. Should be a good platform for globetrotting adventures right?

Wrong.

The story goes very, very, very, very quickly and completely ignores the medium. Entire volumes become mere chapters. Entire battles become a few pages. Entire scenes become mere panels. Character introductions become mere paragraphs.

Additionally, the story lampshades the absurdity of the Hero's mission. As a time travel story, the story explains its own internal logic to the reader; but time travel logic it uses points out the fact that this is actually a parallel universe. Now that the Hero has started doing things differently, the future will play out differently.

On top of everything else, it turns out that the Hero doesn't know anywhere near as much as he thinks he knows. Politics are a complete blind spot for him, pre-war events are nothing more than sound bites he heard in passing and he literally has no idea why the demons started the war in the first place.
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Quite pleasant so far.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
November 23rd, 2014, 6:19pm
As some may have mentioned, this is similar to a new game + after finishing a blind playthrough with a bad ending. The player/protagonist is doing a second playthrough to get a better result, retains a large number of skills and is far more focused on the game's objectives.

The main character himself is very much the focus the whole way through so far. He has a level of composure that is quite refreshing compared to the hot headed morons or awkward protagonists that makes one wonder whether they were castrated at birth.

While he is obviously a formidable fighter, the story puts great effort in emphasizing that he needs to not only improve his current abilities, he also has to gain allies and an army.

The art is a bit stiff at times and it is slightly heavy on internal monologues due to the need to go into flashbacks but the story hold great potential.
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Moving way too fast   
Rating: N/A
by Kalamity501
November 20th, 2014, 8:44pm
I can't say anything about the novel this manga is based on, but the manga itself is moving way too fast. Just like Rex said, characters are falling into the hero's party like clockwork with no in depth introductions. The plot progression is way too fast as well. To make a comparison to Mushoku Tensei, an enemy monster
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(Hydra)
that took 15 novels to encounter and defeat was defeated in the 9th chapter here. The entire plot seems to be a means to an end, and yes while that seems to be the crux of the hero's motivation, there is no magic or excitement in any of the journeys, the encounters, character developments, or revelations. It's just a laundry list of plot point, plot point, character introduction, character recruitment, plot point, rinse and repeat.
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is ok   
Rating: N/A
by RexIX
October 4th, 2014, 10:49am
Once I started reading the manga the feeling didn't leave me that this manga is very gamish like, but I could not pin point in what way. And after stumbling on Padawan's comparison with a New Game+ I think it is spot on. Somebody should really put a tag "Goes back to the past to fix stuff".

So the good things have already been mentioned prior me. So now what people, aka, me, might dislike here.
Due to the way how the series is currently being presented the character introduction is a bit too fast and could be more in-depth. They pop up suddenly and after that everything is clear. Sure it could and can be explained by the main characters prior knowledge of things, but still at least for me there was a feeling that the charachter development went on a bit too fast.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2017, 8:24am
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Excellent, And the concept is good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Trejon
September 19th, 2014, 11:59am
We got our hero, that like the description says, after losing all those he loved and cared in the fight against the demon lord, he finally killed him and before dying he takes an artifact that the demon lord cared for and as soon as he touches it, his soul went back years before the war, now he is in his young body with all his knowledge and experience.

The concept that instead of going with your whole body to the past and only your soul is really original. So give it a try, its really good.

Its basically a new game+ where you can only get the Best ending after getting the bad ending.

Also the romance is going nicely
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