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Re:Monster (Novel)  
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Tomokui Kanata has been re-incarnated into the weakest race, goblin, and given a new name, Rou, after having undergone an unfortunate death. However goblin Rou has retained his previous life's memories, an unusual evolution, as well as blessed with ability to gain status boosts from eating.
In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, events unfold. Will a goblin party become the heroes of this world, in a delightful twist from your usual scenario?

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Re:Monster (Spin-Off)

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Re:Monster ~刺殺から始まる怪物転生記~
Re: Monster~Monster reincarnation chronicle starting after being stabbed to death~
Re:Monster -Shisatsu Kara Hajimaru Kaibutsu Tensei-ki- (Novel)

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v.1 c.6 by Re:Translations & Japtem (31d ago)
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4 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (111 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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September 23rd 2014, 6:57pm PST

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Alphapolis [Add]

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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by dtim
October 14th, 2014, 9:04pm
No, not after the protagonist becomes a goblin. According to the first chapter, before being "reincarnated" he lived in a world with psychic abilities and he had eaten a number of human psychics. How do people relate to such a character?
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Repeats itself over and over   
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by SinsI
October 13th, 2014, 2:53pm
After first few chapters the story seems to turn into endless repetition of "massacred enemies / got a crapton of new ultra mega super powerful cool cheat level abilities or items / played around with subordinates or slaves".
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Wish Fulfillment Wetdream   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by HikariBun
July 23rd, 2014, 2:25pm
What this novel is, is the realization of a game/fantasy fanboy's biggest wish fulfillment dream. MC is ridiculously overpowered and gifted by the highest degree complete with a harem. There is a specific sort enjoyment to be had in here, even if it's clearly written for the tastes of young guys and not so much for women like me.


Except for the fact this kind of power fantasy has been done many, many times in online novels/LNs and done better. Perhaps not this exact premise, but many variants thereof. Re: Monster is repetitive and the writing is as rudimentary as it gets. MC is deliberately kept a blank sheet with very little personality other than being badass. Skills are listed with such frequency most of them lose all meaning and the plot is little more than kill monsters, learn skill, train army, with maybe introduction to new characters, rinse and repeat.

If you want to read a wish fulfillment fantasy with at least a bit of nuance, go read The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. I can't speak for the quality of its English translation, but I have read the original, and it is just has better writing than this. The MC actually has an interesting personality, the world fleshed out, and the plot is always steadily heading somewhere with the MC's growth distributed in a way so that you actually care about each new development. The girls, too, while they are all still labeled as beauty, cute, etc. are actual characters. Not so much here.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by bnad
July 11th, 2014, 4:01am
I feel you bro, I feel you. The manga was so interesting at first, that I decided to read the novel translation to satisfy my hunger if it, and then boom. Chapter 3. Still the same repetitive plot, with the same aspiration as Arc and LMS. While I'm not saying it's a bad thing. But then again, nor it's a good thing.

So yeah, if you like the LMS or Arc, and you want something to read with the same structure, plot, stock character, but somewhat, a better premise, then go for it.

But if you want something with the quality of Monster, Vinland Saga, or even "the Gamer" (which is a decent and interesting manhwa about game), move a long then.

Nothing to see here.
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Repetitive scenario   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Mhaaad
July 5th, 2014, 8:01pm
It's the first time I read a novel, all because the manga was so damn good that I couldn't wait! especially when the manga chapters are Monthly!

But, I got bored reading this story after it progressed. there is events but not as much as you want it to be.
Soooo much repetition -> wake up, practice, talk to someone, kill something then sleep.

if you got nothing better to do but to read a novel, then read it,
It will hook you up if you like games.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
June 27th, 2014, 2:30am
I decided to check out the novel after reading the manga, and I must say I'm hooked. Usually I don't bother with novels because the writing is just too boring, regardless of how interesting the core plot might be. This novel has a simplistic writing style that presents a very interesting story. No reason to not read it.
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