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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)

Associated Names
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.76-77 by Re:Translations & Japtem over 2 years ago
v.1 c.7 by Re:Translations & Japtem over 3 years ago
v.1 c.6 by Re:Translations & Japtem over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (287 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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January 11th 2018, 10:06pm PST



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Great Imagination, Poor Execution   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by 0riginal
April 1st, 2018, 3:30am
As most point out it starts out fairly good story wise and the concept is there (the concept being the only thing keeping readers interested). Unfortunately later on the author spends pages and pages on food, alcohol, and hot springs rather than the story itself.

The author could talk about the information the main character gathers from his hundreds (thousands?) of clones(spies) around the world, or his discussions with his subordinates and how the business is going, but doesn't. He regularly says "Something happened, but I won't go into detail."

The moral compass of the main character is also extremely skewed. He'll feel upset at things at certain points, then completely heartless the rest of the time, making those times he does anything nice, very out of character and jarring to the reader.

At this point it simply looks like the author is just writing to put "words on the page." Seeing that there is a manga and mobile game, I don't doubt they're just using it all as a tool to make more money.
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not the best but also not the worst   
Rating: N/A
by CrossRyuu
May 25th, 2016, 6:32am
i cant say its outstanding cause there are a lot of parts that are weak the characters specifically its more about the MC not much development for the other characters

to give you an idea the story is like your character in RPG theres levels and stuff items and jobs kinda like ragnarok you achive a certain level you graduate to a job depending on what you trained the story flow is like a journal and its very detailed like what you do in day 1 the creatures youve encountered experieces but since if its just like that its going to be a boring read thats why the author added him being the leader of a community/ trainer of his minions and also provides their equipment although there are conversations i cant say those are char development like the character kichi hes the dumb character a muscle-brain right hand of the MC the vanguard for the attack thats all its very simple in a way that every char is like that though its still a good read

i think this is what everyone expected from SAO instead of it being a romance shit LOL
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Rating: N/A
by Deadmanwalkingxp
May 11th, 2016, 12:07pm
it is easily one of the best manga/web toon / light novel ive read so far the main character just keeps getting stronger and it has you wondering what he will do next. its interesting since you dont often see anything quite like this
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The Story of A Bandit Leader   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Hexxus
March 6th, 2016, 6:09pm
That's it. That is what the story is all about. It's about how the MC rapes, plunders, and eats his way to the top. It's starts decently though (I've been reading up to volume 3 before I gave up).
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The story starts as a typical reincarnation story. But not so typical is that he is reincarnated as a goblin. So the early story is how he train himself and his friends, how he uses his superior intelligence to fight superior enemies, and discover new skills. And then he become the leader of his people, and start building an army of mercenary. Now I don't have any problem with that, but I do have problem is rooting for a bad guy. Scratch that, EVIL guy. He would eat anything weaker than him (including humans of course) would imprison any female enemie (he eats all the male of course) and start drugging them before raping them. And minds you, he doesn't just attack his enemy, even if the opponent is not hostile, he would still attack them, because he want to eat them, or rape them.

So yeah, basically a story about a bandit leader. If you the kind of people who enjoy reading about strong people oppressing weak people and a lot of raping and sex, then yes this story is for you.

I'll make a thread on the forum, if you think I'm wrong then prove me wrong.

P.S. If you want to read further just google "re: monster wiki", they should have the story up to day. 400 or something.
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adolecent male wish-fullfillment   
Rating: N/A
by nanner
January 9th, 2016, 1:39pm
its not really well written and the characters are 1 dimensional. i started reading because i though the gaining skills by eating was kinda interesting but the story got repetitive and boring fairly quickly and harem thing just made me roll my eyes. its the xain xia lay out (super badass op character that all the women fall for) rather than the more typical j light novels (loser guy suddenly becomes irresistible to women for reasons rarely explained).
if your a teenage boy you will probably like it. otherwise, i recommend you find something with better writing and skip this one.
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Gets too ridiculous later on   
Rating: N/A
by Wickian
January 8th, 2016, 12:22pm
I was enjoying this series a lot up until things just got way too... ridiculously author-flattering for the MC. For example,
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later on in the series after he evolves the author decides he needs to become so physically powerful the simple act or moving his causing typhoons strong enough to crack a stone wall.

I could handle the "eat anything to get near unlimited power and abilities" thing as a rare trait and actually enjoy it.

I could handle him being less than a year old and becoming one of the most powerful beings on the planet single I wouldn't want to wait thousands of chapters for him to grow more naturally.

What I can't handle is the author turning this into such a blatantly wishful-thinking escapism "my character is a GOD among men, but is also extremely smart, funny, kind, cruel, always right, never wrong, likable, knows all the royalty, insert more awesome things here" story.

It's turned into a bad fan-fiction of the reincarnation/escapism genre.
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You need to understand - It's supposed to be an all-covering diary, and is written as such..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Demonium
May 24th, 2015, 6:37am
I'd say this one is really good. It takes on a new way of narrating(which might not please everyone) that gives insight into the story as if you're actually reading the MC, Rou's diary. Due to that, it's quite repetetive at times, but that makes more sence than that something new and unique would happen each and every day! I mean, most novel include long time skips, because of that limit, but since this novel is meant to resemble a diary, there'll always be an entry, even if it's sometimes really short, or really ordinary.

In that aspect, you could almost say that it reads like a Slice of Life with a bit of killing and strengthening every now and then, and the occasional eradication of a powerful foe or at times even an army.

One of it's weaknessess, except for the repetetiveness of it's format, is that some if not all of the non-monster characters, that should have a normal tempo of existence, are drawn into Rou's tempo, which contains the things other works contain in a few years in a couple of months!

Secondly, Rou's own tempo. He's a human reborn, with a (more or less) human mind! It's quite strange that he acts as if his tempo is completely normal. I mean, sure, he was probably one of the most elite humans of his time when it came to exactly tempo, but there should still be some type of 'lag', atleast the first week or two.

Thirdly, the language. The translation is done by normal people that happen to know the original language, not authors, so if you're someone that love reading stories more for the linguistic skill of the author rather than the story, this novel is not for you!

Despite these weaknesses, I'll give it a solid 8, since I'm a person that doesn't give a shit about anything but the actual story, and for the extremely interesting universe this work shows me. Still, the manga would beat this novel by far, if it wasn't for the fact that a few of the characters have been turned into some kind of comic-relief dudes, and that the release speed of the scanlated versions are bellow one chapter per month..

... Last updated on May 24th, 2015, 6:40am
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Rating: N/A
by nevermagic
March 16th, 2015, 10:47pm
First was really liking this novel, and was so happy when he helped those girls but when he did capture those elves it was no more to me! i can't stand that type things happening! it's just hurt my hearth, but its just me can't say that others can't enjoy this type novel, story is very good and easy to read
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Needs a huge and deeper Imagination   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bakaleaf
March 6th, 2015, 7:09am
(Might contain a little bit of spoilers)
Its a good novel to read so far I have little to none to complain.
Most people complain about the repetitive and dry plot?
I say the missing part is for our mind to play and enjoy.
The MC is a bit OP because of his ability to devour anything I mean anything.
But that is really expected I mean from the start it was said when MC became a hobgoblin with black skin that he have some characteristic of some ancient gods.
As for MC skill u can just ignore them if you are use to playing MMRPG
You don't need to expect every single thing just use your imagination.
That being said all the MC actions is inhuman after all MC is not human lol so human morality does not apply here.
I also enjoy how the girls love him I mean he gain an ULTIMATE skill in love making (lol)
He does not rape the woman he capture because he made a rule that the woman must be willing
although he let them have his aphrodisiac liquid (yeah MC is the best he do every girls first)
So far in I have read chapter 7 the rest no one else is translating so I'm doing it manually (Cry*)
Looking forward on translating the rest hahaha I can't wait for the others to translate it
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Is this Fantasy?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by DrManga
November 4th, 2014, 1:32pm
This is an atrocious read. What a poor excuse for a fantasy writer. Not a David Gemmell.

The characters, environment, emotions are described sparingly. It reads like a timeline of the protagonist's life. Maybe it was a outline of a potential manga. To classify this as a novel is an insult. Mind you, this is the first time I've read a Japanese "novell". It's a manga without pictures.

There is only one reasons for reading the "novel", and that is you want to see were the manga is heading

... Last updated on November 5th, 2014, 3:24am
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