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Re:Monster  
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Description
Tomokui Kanata has been re-incarnated into the weakest goblin, named Rou, after having undergone an unfortunate death. However goblin Rou has retained his previous life's memories, an unusual evolution, as well as becoming strong enough to gain status boosts from eating.

In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, events unfold with competent subordinates and comrades, delightful case of the tail-wagging dog - long-awaited survival fantasy by Komikaraizu !

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Related Series
Re:Monster (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
リ・モンスター
Reincarnated: Monster

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (439 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.65 / 10.0
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2014

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Monthly Pos #22 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #19 decreased(-7)
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A proper seinen manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by great_k
March 26th, 2015, 12:56pm
Positives of this manga:
Really good art. Girls are really cute.
Strong MC that is constantly evolving. This is what true hard work is, not the regular shounen bullshit.
MC shows excellent leadership skills. Like the hierarchy system he introduces combined with squads and jobs.
Like the fact that the MC has abolished the mistreatment of human females.
Liked the fact that he violently executed the goblin scum that attempted to rape the human females, to set an example.
As you can tell, I like the decisions the MC makes and how he conducts himself.

A lot of seinen series are just shouen masquerading as seien. i.e. typical shounen lead and scenarios combined with sex and violence to make it "seinen". This series is what I consider true seinen for older readers who do not have childish taste's.
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Wish Fulfillment at it's Best   
Rating: N/A
by Nursero
March 21st, 2015, 11:58pm
I haven't read the novel and have no plan to, so you won't see any details here other than that related to the manga itself.
This manga is at it's core wish-fulfillment, in that like previous mentions is what a rpg gamer wants out of his game. Slowly leveling up, gaining new abilities, fighting bigger and bigger monsters, getting the girls, interacting with npc's...you get the list, it's all here.

There seems to be a lot of confusion to the fame of this manga, and honestly its quite simple. Many people picture themselves as the protagonist and thus going through a journey in this heavily narrated tale is like doing it yourself. The story obviously won't go down as the next Romeo and Juliet, but it's simple and detailed enough to fully immerse yourself in the world.

This honestly breaks the mold in manga and novels (fantasy ones), with a gary sue like character. It's almost impossible to find a character that wins a battle because he just that good, it's always an ass pull, lame as training for a specific attack that he'll do that one time or sometimes when the author can't think of anything else: plot armour saves them.
One major problem though with these kind of characters (gary sue), is boredom - predictability. So far, it's just been setting the scene for the rise of the goblins, so we haven't encountered the problem yet, but when we do get to it, I'd like to see how it's dealt with.

I don't like calling people out, but the review by Immortal bear is filled with so much malice that I can't over look it.
1. The goblins are a weak race and any resemblance of strength comes from Rou (from formations to training)
2. Golbins don't gain powers by eating things, that's what makes Rou special
3. We have yet to see what Rou's backstory has to do with his current life, so we can't say it has nothing to do with the story
4. Rou is not a twisted character, he doesn't eat the flesh because he likes it, he does it out of necessity (he needs their powers). The parts where he ate the women that golbins rape is not shown, further showing the obvious disdain from the act the author and in extension Rou has for it
5. There have been no sex scenes of yet
6. I agree that so far some of the side characters are kind of 1-dimensional, but for every character you show that is one dimensional here I can show you 20 from a plethora of other mangas
7. It's kind of obvious that the girls would fall for him, he's just that strong, handsome and a great guy. I've seen shallower relationships form in real life, my mate and his perpetual need to swat away the amount of girls that are in love with him is testament to it

TL;DR if you don't understand why this appeals to such a large audience and rakes them in, then the human psyche isn't something you understand.
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This made ... MONEY?   
Rating: N/A
by Immortal bear
March 7th, 2015, 11:19pm
As a new coming writer I've read a number of different mediums of fiction to get a better understanding of how to write a world. I always felt a little intimidated by writers like George R. R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, and J. R. R. Tolkien with their eloquent writing and ingenious world building. Then I read Re: Monster and realized how truly far you lower the bar and still make a profit.

The premise of the story falls flat. A human born as a goblin that lives among a species that is weaker and dumber than other species. They live a life secluded in caves with little in terms of technology, possessing a brief lifespan of twenty years. This could possess a challenge for the main character if goblins didn't have potential to be the most overpowered species in the setting! They mature to adults within days, meaning they easily replenish their numbers. They also apparently have their esophagus hooked up to their brain as all they have to do is chow down on something to gain their abilities, even improbable ones like being able to triple strike with a single swing or suddenly being able to spin webs even though he doesn't have the proper biology to do it. Even the weaknesses of the species doesn't matter as they can transform into any species just by randomly killing stuff. The MC changes species just by randomly killing stuff within a weeks of his birth. Its a wonder how goblins' lifespans could possibly be measured given how easy it is to become a more powerful creature. How has this species not already dominated the setting?

Our "hero", Rou isn't exactly a prize himself. He's a human enhanced by surgery from a futuristic world who was murdered by a yandere childhood friend when she thought he was sleeping with another woman.

You get all that?

What does this belated back story have to do with the setting at all? It's like having a character that was once a press secretary for the UN suddenly kidnapped to fight aliens on Pluto. It has no impact on the plot or his personality (what little there is). The rest of his character is standard light novel fare. Quickly adapts to his setting, forgets all his connections to his past life (friends, family), leaps at the chance to utterly dominate the setting with his cheat powers and superior intellect. Its pretty much the Mighty Whitey trope from Avatar except he used to be Japanese.Can we for once have a Trapped in a Another World story that does not devolve into some juvenile power fantasy?

Morality in this series is defined by Rou being relatively better than a worse alternative. Rou is eating the flesh of raped dead women, one of whom could be his mother but at least he didn't eat them when he was alive. Rou's profiting off the slave labor of human prisoners but at least he stopping them from being raped ...by his fellow goblins. Rou's torturing people for fun but its okay because he's doing it to make a point. As with most bad fantasy series, Rou is surrounded by sycophants that worship him like a god while everyone who opposes him is some irredeemable bastard he kills to make himself more badass. Sadly, said villains turn out to be less evil than Rou as he steadily becomes more and more of an asshole.

Romance (if you could call it that) is stale. I've read fanfiction that has more believable relationships. And sex scenes. If I see one more sex scene involving the words "tentacle dick", I'm going to throw up The captive human women that his fellow goblins kidnapped to rape, all simultaneously fall for Rou because he stood up for them. He didn't care enough to help them return home but the story overlooks details like that.They all lack individuality and seem to be behave to whatever job was assigned to them. The story cares so little for them outside of being Rou's personal sex toys, that they are simply named by their titles. My favorite is younger sister cook because its not enough that you are only defined by your cooking but you need to associated with a relative to further dampen your individuality. Within weeks after being kidnapped they jump into Rou's bed to have nightly orgies because apparently nothing makes women more horny than almost being raped.

Still I cannot help but envy the writer because he spun this shit and turned it into gold. He found a publisher who would buy his Dragon Quest fanfiction and an out of work hentai artist to draw a scene for every 25 pages of the novel so it could be distributed 14 year old boys everywhere. So thank you Re: Monster, you have truly proven that anyone can be a successfully author. Now pardon me, while I fly to Japan. I'm fairly certain someone there will buy the Power Rangers story I wrote in middle school.

... Last updated on March 7th, 2015, 11:25pm
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why is it taking so long to post the next chapter?   
Rating: N/A
by soulstelex
February 19th, 2015, 6:41pm
easy to answer that. If you read the light novel, then you would know some r-rated scenes are about to come making this into one of those normal harem mangas. Thats my guess at least
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A better power fantasy then expected ?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 28th, 2014, 7:05am
Random and boring male teen/adult fall into a RPG and lives out a male power fantasy have been blight upon the land thank to Sword Art Online, .Hack or something equally lame and i usually drop them by chapter 3 but Re:Monster proved to be a special case it seems. It is still a power fantasy with a harem and all but the manga is way better if admittedly simple then often seen. I am not crazy about the rape subplots(female goblins exist and through how many village women can these level 1 monsters really burn through for example) but it is not completely mishandled. I like the clean designs and the genre conventions get used to interesting effects at times.
I love that the the manga is blatant that it is a big boy´s wet dream. He becomes an unstoppable force of nature very fast and every female in the land crawls into his bed willingly. Of course !
I don´t know how long i can read about Garry Stue´s big adventure in (kind off)R-rated Dragon Quest but i will stick around for a bit. At least this telling of the same old song has personality. But thanks to the real world connection i will assume that act 3 will be nonsense. World Customize Creator is a better version of the tale.

... Last updated on December 28th, 2014, 7:10am
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I don't expected it have this big readership   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
December 26th, 2014, 4:49am
As far as I understand, this manga charm is its simplicity. It feed on the whoa factor that main character now reach new height and can do much more cool things. I'm aware many readers can only enjoy simple stories due to stress in other facet of their life. If they can spare more mind energy (I don't know what to call that stuff, I think they're called concentration or focus), wouldn't slightly complex story be more enjoyable?

But, man, isn't this one is damn too simple?

It goes on like what Rou done today, what he eats, what he become, what others close to him have became and what good stuff he came accross. And due to RPG game background setting, the possibility is endless! Without some sort of restriction, won't it be tiring? In this same vein I also bewildered with crowd's fascination to RPG-ey manga (adapted from their respective novels) like Tate Yuusha Nariagari, The New Gate, and Overlord. (I personally hate Nariagari for the lack of finesse and look forward to New Gate as it seems to bring new things to the table) In the past I also see (not read) Yureka, .hack, Btoom, 1/2 Prince, The Gamer, and I don't know what else. One or two title as genre exploration is fine, but exploitation seems to imply readers need something to stroke their proverbial genital.

If this manga is the first or second RPG-ey manga you came accross, it's fine and it's actually well executed. But if this is the umpteenth, don't you have enough?
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Lol this story isn't really good... it's just a depiction of the ultimate fantasies of many male gamers.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
November 28th, 2014, 8:02pm
I read this and lol.... it seemed like just a narration of how this one dude gets a bunch of girls because he is strong
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Lol What?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by JetGT
November 28th, 2014, 6:53am
Alright, granted, this story is unique in a very typical way. Who wouldn't want to reincarnate in a "fantasy" world where you have an advantage that everyone don't? The premise of the story is very rare in any type of media since it's complex to formulate an intrigue storyline out of it.

The main character, who is a goblin incarnated, has a very very haxed based power once you listen to his narration, which are aloooooot. In the most common term, he has the power of assimilation through consumption. Basically, eat this steel sword, your body will be steel like. Eat this magical stone and you can do magic. Eat guide book and you'll gain knowledge. Even godlike character don't have that kind of powers because the potential for such thing is unlimited.

Conflict... what conflict? There are zero conflict whatsoever beside inner struggles on doing the right thing which are heroic virtue. That is, don't kill for fun, don't pillage for the heck of it, don't rape other people because it's wrong.... and don't abuse your powers unless the other guys is worst than you. Meh, I hate stereotypical heroes. Ahem... the MC never loses a battle, but considering the world he in, if you lose a battle... it most like you will die or worse. Yes, there are more worst thing than death in a dark world. His powers constantly grow in a short span of time with great leap and bound. It will accelerated to absurd level very quickly. There are shit load of girls of various classes, but I don't seem to care for any of them. Their background was not told in depth. The same with the MC so the characterization seemed very shallow.

This is basically a Marty Stu story that the author want to stroke his own desire and ego of having power overwhelming and unlimited harem in a magical world where damsel in distress only at a walking distance.

Yep, that summed it up. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good story for pleasure read, but in all seriousness, it's nothing you haven't seen before. After a few first chapter with the awesome fantasy element featuring evolution chain and abilities, it gets old very quickly since none of the ability seemed to be touched on more than a honorable mentioned. I'm actually more interested in the world building aspect of it than the MC. He's just not that interesting at all, and the only reason he cared for human than his own race because the author wanted him to be relateable to us (humans), which actually seemed to contradict the small glimpses of his own background. Same reason for him being good even though it would be much better if he was a dark hero instead.
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Not bad so far.   
Rating: N/A
by drunkguy
November 23rd, 2014, 5:57pm
This works pretty well as a manga so far. The art is good, the pacing is appropriate and the story has potential. That said, I am not to certain about the story's future.

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After reading the manga, I checked out the light novel...

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The protagonist struck me as a mary sue.

He never loses a battle, he gained more powers than the X-Men combined, becomes richer than a small country and he gets a harem which he has sex with everyday. The main conflict has more to do with how he justifies his actions regarding killing, mind breaking and raping. Even this is not much of a conflict as there are no arguments, just internal monologues. Needless to say that this series is not for everyone.

The manga has made a good start but it has its work cut out for it if it wants to transcend the novel.



... Last updated on November 24th, 2014, 1:17pm
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quite interesting   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Azure_1802
October 4th, 2014, 8:02am
well, I like overpower MC and non-romance plot, so I like this manga. However, I violently hate the rape related, the older goblins' reaction to human women is extremely disgusting -"-
err, i changed my mind, this one is going to get the harem romance tag, i fed up with overpowered MC+harem+sexual actions

... Last updated on December 13th, 2014, 12:27pm
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