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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
Перевоплотиться: Монстр
Persikūnijimas: Monstras
Reincarnated: Monster

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1 Volume (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (497 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 28th 2015, 11:29am PST



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So far it's ok   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by leo.d.monkey
June 30th, 2015, 9:53am
I liked so far, i am kind of a sucker for stats, evolution, types and skills, and monster with different skills ( kind of resembles fire emblem and pokemon and other rpgs)

Did not like the magical playboy character at the beginning (as soon as i hear the word esper on a manga or anime that's it for me. i am fine with sage, wizzard or mage )

But as things switched to goblin world i found it interesting and different . Deep inside, i kind of know this probably will be one of those online rpg fantasies (that for me is the worst type of thing ever hahah hate hack and sword art, i like the animation but i can't get into it, the fake thing blocks my imagination and immersion on the history : P )

I will keep reading while they maintain the illusion of real, i expect the history/gameplay will evolve more, since now he has a good level to explore the world... if not it will be a shame : P

... Last updated on June 30th, 2015, 10:05am
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What story?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by RoxFlowz
June 29th, 2015, 12:19pm
This reads like a horrible biography. While the setting made me interested at first, that interest was lost quickly enough when there was no development at all, just the guy powering up and enjoying his harem. Nothing noteworthy about any of the characters, but what bugs me the most is the uncompelling narrative.
I guess I have to agree with Immortal bearís endless rant, while itís still not the worst of such stories Iíve read so far, itís certainly somewhere down there.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jdniff
June 11th, 2015, 11:36pm
Exactly what we wanted, a story about an over powered monster becoming god and ruling the world due to a cheat ability that he had before but still managed to die... Yeah I think it would be a great plot twist if goblin E or one of his lovers kills him out of jealousy just like in his previous life. smile

As far as the story itself goes, it's poorly written and has bad naming tastes. It Lacks development and has very little "story content" in it. It's simply a wish fulfillment story but so what, I kinda like it.
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Some ACTUAL issues to keep in mind...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Lost Rabbit
June 1st, 2015, 7:52pm
Given that this is a full-blown wish fulfillment kind of story, either jump on board if this is your shtick, or stay as far the fuck away from it with a ten-foot pole. Do give it a try if you really are that curious, because by all means, you yourself should be the one to determine whether or not you find it enjoyable. Always remember that for any series you're willing to give a shot at. Now, onward toward the issues at hand!

I love the sheer concept of having to work one's way up from the very bottom of a food chain, or some kind of power structure, all the way to the very top of it all. It's fun to watch the development of it overtime, seeing the different stages of said protagonist/character. Sun-ken Rock's a great example I read couple years back, and so I was really hoping that this would go in a similar direction.

After months of waiting around for the manga's chapter releases, I got impatient enough to see for myself what the original source's LN had to offer. Turns out that it's got some detailed violence and sex scenes going on, yet the manga version doesn't quite have that when it managed to catch up to those parts... Perhaps the mangakas cutting corners; perhaps he's doing it so that it could reach out to a wider audience based on the mag it's being published in. Either way, I simply want to point out how some of the juicy parts are being left out, and yet people praise it as a great power fantasy or "wish fulfillment at its finest." The light novel may just as well fit the bill for such praise, but this version's so far not living up to that. And as for the art........

Really good art. Girls are really cute.

So, the overall art's really good because the girls (who don't get to be shown all the time) are really cute? I'm sure this wasn't what you intended to mean, but the way you framed that sentence leads me to see it as that... ._____.

In all seriousness with the art, I can't seem to be engaged with its lackluster fight scenes. It's not exactly terrible, but it could definitely improve in quality: Re:monster's artwork compared to Gate's pretty good artwork and Berserk's SUPER HIGH QUALITY artwork.
Same can be said for the backgrounds; having seen many typical forest and cave backgrounds throughout many other fantasy series, I really don't find myself immersed. Immersion is a key factor that aids the entire "wish fulfillment" aspect for the reader, and when the art fails to deliver that part, the experience loses out on the potential it's holding. Again, look at great images like Berserk's, Gate's, and heck even the sci-fi Knight's of Sidonia's!!!
The character designs are fine to say the least. Goblins look like goblins, monsters look like monsters, harem girls look like harem girls, and some of the stock human enemies look like everything I could've possibly dreamed for.

great_k, I get a bit agitated hearing you say that this is a proper seinen manga, as it's been neutered of its own violence and sex featured in the original material. So I don't see this as a good adaptation to its LN, but for anyone who can still manage to dig it, I can at least understand why.

... Last updated on June 1st, 2015, 8:09pm
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I cannot believe so many people recommended me to read this sht   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by faex
May 3rd, 2015, 11:48am
As people have already mentioned, this whole story is a giant wet dream for people unsatisfied with life. The narration and even art gets pretty terrible, and the world-building is inconsistent--we are not given the rules of this world; instead, the author seems to pull new stuff out of his butthole every time the situation calls for it.

The wish fulfillment is on point, though, I gotta say. The main character is worshiped as a god to these lower beings (goblins) but oh hey even though he was originally one of these lame goblins, he killed and leveled up! Great! He even has human females after him! Muy bien~! I can imagine people fapping to this as they experience their fantasies vicariously.

i can't blame them, but the author could have put in more effort to make this a GOOD wish fulfillment novel. But nah, it barely passes for a story.

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2015, 11:51am
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"omfg he did WHAT???" GAG / rpg & marty stu PARODY manga   
Rating: N/A
by Aadieu
May 3rd, 2015, 5:25am
antihero rpg / dungeon keeper type plot
kinda lame but doesn't fail to crack you up every time
MC is totally a "magnificent bastard" type
author delivers by teasing you into totally expecting something, then seemingly taking a different approach, but suddenly reversing into doing what you expected to begin with after all with some "sooooorry, didnt even wanna, but you douches gave me no choice~" comment from MC
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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' 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 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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