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The Return of the 8th Class Mage   
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Associated Names
8. Sınıf Büyücünün Dönüşü
8클래스 마법사의 회귀
Le Retour du magicien de classe 8
The Return of the 8th Class Magician
Повернення мага 8-го класу
Регрессия мага 8-го класса
การกลับมาของจอมเวทระดับ 8

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in Country of Origin
81 Chapters // 5 Volumes (Complete)

S1: 40 Chapters (1~40)
S2: 41 Chapters (41~81)

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (331 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.4 / 10.0

Last Updated
March 4th 2024, 11:00pm



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KakaoPage (Kakao)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Tapas (Feb 6, 2022)

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by Sniberus
April 17th, 2024, 2:19pm
Rating: 7.5  / 10.0
Pretty standard I would say for this type of story. I liked how there was a focus on politics but as others mentioned, there was a lack of character depth for pretty much everyone. Happy ending but the last arc did feel rushed with all these things being thrown at us without much explanation.
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Dat Ending.....  
by Xadro
February 2nd, 2024, 11:22am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
Man the last 2-3 chapters ruined the entire story for me, what a bad call from the MC
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he really did not deserve that happy ending
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Solid Above Average  
by crazyazn69
March 8th, 2023, 4:39am
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
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Happy ending

- Good art
- Good Translation Available (so many manhwas are ruined for me because the translation is utterly atrocious. We're lucky to have good free translations available!)
- Some interesting twists
- Easy to read
- Mostly plausible; e.g. Limited use of the anger=super powered trope or other nonsensical tropes

- Cliched (as other reviews have said)
- Character depth is severely lacking
- MC makes very limited use of future knowledge (thanks @Krazyguy75 for pointing this out)
- Rushed dues ex machina ending
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the final arc's plot twist surprise hinges on a magical item that Ian gifts without readers' knowledge of its existence. There's also this whole scene where Ian isn't sure that it will work but didn't put a backup plan in place. Yet, we hear characters exclaiming how thorough his planningw as... A lot of issues with these technical elements of the ending...
(thanks again @Krazyguy75 for point out the
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magical necklace was magicked into existence without any forshadowing that I can remember

Overall: Not bad for a quick pick-me-up! Short and sweet is short in supply in the many mangha/manhwa I have read/am reading.
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Mostly boring  
by Y_Sasuke
December 28th, 2022, 2:52pm
Rating: 6.3  / 10.0
Nothing feels alive. You don't care about anyone so it isn't fun. Nothing interesting happens too. The MC is mostly bland with being somewhat of an asshole from time to time.

The art is nice, everyone looks great, but pretty static.

... Last updated on May 9th, 2024, 3:14pm
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Short! But (mostly) solid.  
by q00u
December 27th, 2022, 2:21pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
LOTS of things cut out from the novel, and some things just changed. But that's fine. Considering this as a stand-alone comic, it's great but a little short. Though, abrupt endings are still preferable to no endings at all. I do wish a little that it stayed a little truer to the source material, but it also might have turned into a slog if it dragged out.

Story-wise, even with the changes it still has some of the problems of the novel, especially early on when things are a bit too coincidental in the MC's favor. I could overlook these minor gripes, but your tolerance may vary.

In summary, an easy read, with a conclusion. What more could you ask for?
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Well constructed  
by HailBritannia_
December 26th, 2022, 10:44pm
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
It's a pretty short series but it never feels rushed. Every element was built with due time. The story is not that original, most elements are cliché but I wouldn't expect any different from a medieval fantasy reincarnation story. Still, the plot is well constructed so that its twists, such as (spoiler🙂<spoiler> Ian being the son of the time dragon</spoiler>, can actually surprise you. Furthermore, the MC is pretty powerful from the start so you can enjoy that style a little, but when he faces off with the real antagonists he needs to actually be smart, he can't solely rely on his strength or luck.
The romance is cute and fits in very well. The characters are kinda plain, not much complexity even just to the main cast. Art is good.

Note: Krazyguy75 mixed up novel and manhwa, don't trust his review too much because the manhwa seems to have changed a few things, for instance the manhwa has a perfect ending while novel is still ongoing.
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Starts cliche and only goes downhill from there.  
by Krazyguy75
December 22nd, 2022, 12:37am
Rating: N/A
This novel is bad. The premise is by the numbers; MC is a powerful mage who gets betrayed and as he dies uses magic to go back in time and uses his future knowledge to his advantage... except it's really awfully executed.

For example, the MC's future knowledge is... functionally useless. He uses it like twice to any real benefit, and the rest of the time it's just there to explain his talent and motivation. For the remainder of the manga, he just goes "AH THIS HAPPENED 3 YEARS EARLIER THAN IT SHOULD" which is meaningless since he neither mentioned nor prepared for it happening 3 years from now.

And then you have the MC himself. In terms of character, he's as deep as a puddle. Bland, emotionless, and his motivations are stated through internal monologues rather than through actually making the character convey them through actions. Meanwhile, the villains are cliche and boring too.

As for the plot, it's messy and pointless. Nothing he does seems like the act of a guy with future knowledge. He lucks into people that are important in the future, sure, but he doesn't seek them out, nor make preparations. Hell, the dude doesn't even know about any of the big behind the scenes conspiracies, rendering it even more pointless. And the pacing is godawful. One of the most important parts of the novel is skipped over in a timeskip; he goes from a minor character to a top tier mage and best friend of the crown prince, all off screen. Then suddenly we get big conspiracies and we're hopping all over the place, followed by an entirely pointless detour where the MC endangers everyone he cares about for literally no reason, only to overwhelmingly win via a never-before-mentioned cheat he got out of nowhere.

It's just blandly bad. Don't read this. I read to Ch. 80 and I regret having read past chapter 20 or so.
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It's okay but has room for improvement  
by AM_Woody
August 5th, 2021, 3:43pm
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
The general plot is a bit cliched and I wish the MC stopped getting items that mean a lot to him but not to the audience. The MC is also another brooding, emotionless type which is getting tiresome at this point.
A lot of the vibe reminds me of Trash of the Count's Family, but without the charm and side characters. It could definitely get better though.
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The timeskip doesn't give me much hope..

Edit: I've dropped ch. 28

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2021, 1:41am
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