Books


My favorite genres at the moment include lit-RPGs & new life in another world.

I have a long drive to work, so I can get through a series quickly. When some of these books get adapted to anime, it's fun to see what they skip/change from the source material.


Novels Manga



  • Akashic Records of the Bastard Magic Instructor Web Novel


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    Synopsis: An ex-royal court mage leaves her majesty's service and teaches at a magic academy.

    Missing some volumes

    Updated 26 July 2019
  • Alderamin On The Sky Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A group of army cadets take turns embarrasing the kingdom's royal army.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Altina The Sword Princess Web Novel


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    Synopsis: The third princess swings a giant sword on the battlefield, whilst dragging along an unconventional army strategist.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Another World's Zombie Apocalypse Is Not My Problem


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    Updated 24 July 2019
  • An Archdemon's Dilemma: How To Love Your Elf Bride


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    Synopsis: A mage purchases an elf slave and falls in love.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: A group summoning to another world.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A group summoning to another world.

    At Tortus Journey #16

    Updated 11 August 2019
  • Arifureta Zero J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: The prequel of Arifureta, on how the Liberators fought God and lost. Fills in some knowledge gaps in the original series.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Battle Divas: The Unyielding Twin Blossom Princess


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    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Charging Magic With A Smile


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    Synopsis: A magic user with infinite mana is overpowered.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World With My Absurd Skill


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    Updated 26 July 2019
  • Cooking With Wild Game


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    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Death March To The Parrallel World Rhapsody Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A computer game programmer becomes God in another world.

    At volume 17, chapter 18 "Pink-colored Calamities (3)"

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Death March To The Parrallel World Rhapsody Yen Press


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    Synopsis: A computer game programmer becomes God in another world.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Defeating The Demon Lord's A Cinch (If You've Got A Ringer) Yen Press


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    Synopsis: An overpowered battle priest follows an idiot trio in a quest to slay the demon lord.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Didn't I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! Seven Seas


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    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Division Maneuver Seven Seas


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    Synopsis: Basically the same plot as Edge of Tomorrow (2014) featuring Tom Cruise.

    At volume 2, chapter 2 "Until The Time Comes"

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Do You Love Your Mom And Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?


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    Synopsis: A clueless mother tags along with her child in an online role playing game.

    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Ex Strongest Swordsman


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    Synopsis: A dude gets sent to a new world to learn magic.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Goblin Slayer


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    Synopsis: The dude really loves grinding goblins.

    At volume 2, chapter 9 "The Monster That Must Not Be Named"

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: A group summoning to another world, but with wimpier children.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Hachinan Tte, Sore Wa Nai Deshou! Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A dude is reborn as a child in another world and learns magic.

    At book 1, chapter 9 "Every Day In The Forest"

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Half Elves Fall In Love Web Novel


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    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A dude is sent to another world to run a dungeon.

    At arc 4, chapter 41 "Heated"

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Hon Issatsu de Kototariru Isekai Ruro Monogatari Web Novel


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: A student from the modern Japan is summoned to another world to run a medieval kingdom.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • How Not To Summon A Demon Lord J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: A demon lord is summoned to another world.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • Hundred Web Novel


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    Updated 24 July 2019
  • I Alone Level-Up Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A dude gets power levelled to become the Shadow Emperor to fight God-like entities in another dimension.

    Finished! The second half is badly (machine) translated but I loved the ending.

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • I Saved Too Many Girls And Caused The Apocalypse J-Novel Club


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    At volume 1, chapter 1

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions! J-Novel Club


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • I Was Kicked Out Of The Hero's Party Web Novel


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • I've Become Able To Do Anything With My Growth Cheat, et al. Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A dude is sent to another world with cheat powers.

    I think I read up to the idiot trio releasing a demon in an ancient cave?

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • I've Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level Yen Press


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat A Demon Lord J-Novel Club


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • In Another World With My Smart Phone J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: God drops a lightning bolt and accidentally kills a dude. God becomes smitten with the dude after he forgives God, and sends him on to the next world, basically as an overpowered demi-god with a magic tool (smart phone).

    Updated 18 August 2019
  • Infinite Dendrogram J-Novel Club


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Infinite Stratos J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: One bloke in a mecha academy full of teenage girls. What can go wrong?

    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon Yen Press


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    Synopsis: The story of a hero with an accelerated EXP growth passive.

    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon: Sword Oratoria Yen Press


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    Synopsis: The spin-off story on Aiz and the Loki Familiar.

    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Isekai Ni Kita Boku Web Novel


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Izure Shinwa No Ragnarok Web Novel


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Jikuu Mahou De Isekai To Chikyuu Wo Ittarikitari Web Novel


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Kimi To Boku No Saigo No Senjo, Aruiha Seika Ga Hajimaru Web Novel


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    Updated 25 July 2019
  • Konosuba Gods Blessing On This Wonderful World Yen Press


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    Updated 26 July 2019
  • Last Round Arthurs Yen Press


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    Updated 3 August 2019
  • Last Embryo Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Lazy Dungeon Master J-Novel Club


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Living In This World With Cut & Paste Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Magi's Grandson Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Exactly the same as the anime. Not much deviation except for some scenes where the author rambles a bit in the novel.

    Updated 1 August 2019
  • Maou no Hajimekata Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Same as the manga. An old mage has his body rejuvenated into a young lad, summons a succubus to serve him, then builds a dungeon.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Me A Genuis? Reborn Into Another World and I Think They Have The Wrong Idea J-Novel Club


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Mixed Bathing In Another Dimension J-Novel Club


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Mushoku Tensei Web Novel


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    Synopsis: A dude reincarnates into a baby in a new world. Learns magic. Disaster takes place, gets torn away from family and friends and dumped in a far away place in a fight for survival. This novel is pretty good.

    Done with the human god arc.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • My Room Has Become A Dungeon's Rest Area Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Think I've read the manga once. His room in modern Japan becomes a safe zone in the middle of a dungeon. When he opens the door he finds a girl who've collapsed from a battle and he saves her. Having a pocket dimension to return to in the middle of a dungeon is pretty cool - like my teleport stone in Guild Wars 2.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • No Game No Life Yen Press


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    Synopsis: A brother and sister is sent to another dimension that fulfill their past time gambling and gaming.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Oh No! After I Reincarnated My Moms Became Son-cons! Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Ore no Isekai ga Jichou Shinai! Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Oukoku e Tsuzuku Michi Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Outbreak Company J-Novel Club


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Problem Children From Another World Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Similar to the anime but it was only for one season, and it probably covered 2-3 volumes of content. A bunch of gifted children from different worlds and timelines are summoned to a divine realm where guilds make bets and duel each other in mortal combat.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Reborn As A Vending Machine Yen Press


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy Sol Press


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Reincarnated As A Sword Seven Seas


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Riaru de Reberu Age Shitara Hobo Chitona Jinsei ni Natta Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Risou no Himo Seikatsu Web Novel


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    Synopsis: I read this as a manga initially. A young, warrior queen from another world magically summons a Japanese middle aged corporate worker to be her husband. She doesn't require her husband to do anything like a King, only to be a figurehead within the kingdom and essentially give her an heir. The mystery surrounding why he is summoned is soon revealed.

    It has a slow start but it's different from most of the 'summoned to another world' novels I have read. The dude takes an interest in kingdom policies and politics, and also uses modern concepts to deal with complex issues that arise (like tackling corrupt nobles stealing from the kingdom's treasury by crunching the finances using a portable laptop and spreadsheets LOL).

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Web Novel


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    Synopsis: I read this as a manga initially. A young queen summons a dude from another world to be her husband. The dude doesn't need to do anything, just a figurehead within the kingdom. The mystery surrounding why he is summoned is soon revealed.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Seishun Buta Yarou Web Novel


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    Synopsis: I watched the anime and went to read the novel. A dude falls in love with his bunny girl senpai after she walks about a public library in a Playboy Bunny outfit. She had a self inflicted curse where her existence was fading away. In a public library the boy was the only one who still somehow recognised her existence. He somehow saves her, although it is not very well explained in the anime.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Skeleton Knight In Another World Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Great novel about a dude summoned into another world as skeleton knight. Techically the skeleton knight is his own game avatar and he has somehow ended up as his overpowered toon. He meets a green fluffy fox spirit and an elven warrior chick who serves as his common sense in the new world.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Skeleton Knight In Another World Seven Seas


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    Synopsis: Great novel about a dude summoned into another world as skeleton knight. Techically the skeleton knight is his own game avatar and he has somehow ended up as his overpowered toon. He meets a green fluffy fox spirit and an elven warrior chick who serves as his common sense in the new world.

    Updated 11 August 2019
  • Slave Harem In The Labyrinth Of The Other World Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Started reading the manga before switching to the novel. The plot is exactly as the title describes. The MC have some cheat like powers and items, and initially applies his modern Japanese common sense on to the 'other world', but soon breaks that common sense when he realises it wouldn't work as he imagined, and he uses slaves as party members to battle in the labyrinth and survive this harsh new world.

    He gets ganked in the labyrinth by other adventurers so he becomes reluctant to use companions from the adventurer's guild. He visits a slaver who introduces him to the concept of a slave contract and sells him a beautiful dog girl, who also happen to be a front line fighter. A slave could never attack their master without consequences which makes this convenient to the MC. It's a similar plot to the Rising of the Shield Hero where the MC contracts a slave (racoon girl) and Filo (store bought pet) to fight on his behalf. In this novel his contracted slaves increase the MC's chances of survival significantly.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • So I'm A Spider, So What? Web Novel


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    Synopsis: An epic tale about a school girl that reincarnates into a spider monster.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • So I'm A Spider, So What? Yen Press


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    Synopsis: An epic tale about a school girl that reincarnates into a spider monster.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Surviving A Harsh Fantasy With Cheat Items Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Sword Art Online Yen Press


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    Synopsis: Boy puts on his VR full dive gear to beta test a new VR game. Only it wasn't a beta test, and there wasn't a log out button. Dying in the game meant permanent death. Dark Souls literally.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Sword Art Online Progressive Yen Press


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Tales of Demons and Gods Wuxia World Kiss Light Novels


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    Synopsis: A martial arts fighter gets sent back in time to his 13 year old self after nearly dying. It follows the same pattern as graphic novels like Apotheosis and Battle Through The Heavens and Holy Ancestor.

    The dude has memory of his past life, and thus he can draw upon a wealth of knowledge, well beyond the current timeline, recall long lost inscriptions from memory, gift his potential allies with valuable and rare cultivation techniques, recite forbidden chants or incantations without reading a scroll, and even understand how to make stupid amounts of money needed to fund his equipment expenses, miracle elixirs, medicinal pills, demon spirit evolution, and saving his faction from the brink of financial disaster.

    The MC and an arch enemy sort themselves out at a banquet.

    Updated 12 August 2019
  • Tensei Kyuuketsukisan wa Ohirune ga Shitai Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Dude reincarnates as the weakest monster in another world with some cheat like powers. First thing he does is to make friends with a tsundere dragon and then predate him.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime Yen Press


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    Synopsis: Dude reincarnates as the weakest monster in another world with some cheat like powers. First thing he does is to make friends with a tsundere dragon and then predate him.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Asterisk War Yen Press


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    Synopsis: Dense dude meets a pink princess at a magic academy. Things happen.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want A Fourth Time Web Novel


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    Synopsis: How much bad luck can someone get before their life turns around?

    Updated 17 August 2019
  • The Girl Who Consumed An Evil God To Rescue A Parrallel World Web Novel


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    Synopsis: An evil god enters the mind of a Japanese highschool girl with the intention to takeover her body, but the girl realises she has the authority to turn the tables on the foolish god, so she imagines him as a hamburger and then she devours him, gaining all of the evil god's powers, experience and skills.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan J-Novel Club


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Yen Press


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    Synopsis: A young goddess summons a hero to save a world under her authority. The problem is not that the hero is overpowered or cautious, but that his character is as boring as a brown paper bag.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Magic In This Other World Is Too Far Behind J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: A group summoning to another world, but the MC is already a powerful magi on Earth.

    The undead lich mage shows his ugly face to the MC and the MC goes back to Earth to gather his power to prepare for a final battle.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar J-Novel Club


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero One Peace Books


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    Synopsis: Adventures of shield bro, racoon girl and Filo (best girl imo)

    About half way through volume 5

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • The Reprise of the Spear Hero One Peace Books


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    Synopsis: Spear hero falls in love with Filo

    Updated 24 July 2019
  • The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Strongest Guild Master Founded A Nation In A Week Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Summoner Is Going Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: After being killed by a dragon, an adventurer wakes up to find that he has become a member of the undead.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • The Weakness of Beatrice the Level Cap Holy Swordswoman Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Tileas's Worries Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Torture Princess Yen Press


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    Might have read the manga before?

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Tsuki ga Nichibiku Isekai Douchuu Web Novel


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    Synopsis: Dude is summoned by two gods, one gives him cheat like powers, the other doesn't care and dumps him into a barren wasteland. In that wasteland, he beats up a dragon who then becomes his follower and master, and then he meets a berserk spider queen, whom consumes his blood and returns to her senses. Then somehow through the powers of the first god, the MC creates a pocket dimension where monsters and other beastmen of the wasteland can live in harmony (and away from humans that want to kill them).

    It's quite hard to read because of the machine translation. Might drop until an official translation is published.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • Versatile Mage Gravity Tales


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    Synopsis: A normal bloke is awakened with magic. Mages use magic to defeat demons. There was a Chinese anime, two seasons worth i think, but it was very bad quality.

    Updated 20 August 2019
  • Warlock of the Magus World Wuxia World


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    Synopsis: A scientist from modern China reincarnates into a world of magic. He has an AI companion with him.

    Updated 18 August 2019
  • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! J-Novel Club


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    Synopsis: An elf from another world is summoned into modern Japan. She'll fit right in.

    Updated 29 July 2019
  • World Reformation Activities of the Dark God Web Novel


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    Updated 29 July 2019

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