Okay, so this is going to take me a while to finish because I don’t have a list readily available to add here. But, I will always update. So do check back often. ^_^
Summary: In a galaxy far away, there is a kid without innate inability to practice internal techniques. So, in order to gain the respect of his father, he resolutely chooses to follow the more difficult and painful path of practicing external techniques. As the years go by, he grows up, but what really changes his life is a mysterious meteoric crystal stone — the Meteoric Tear. This stone fuses with the young man’s body unnoticed, and he seems to undergo drastic transformations as a result. After that, everything is changed. Eventually his father knows that the son for whom he hasn’t really shown a lot of consideration possesses astonishing abilities. And there’s a lot more to come.
Opinion: I debated whether to put this under romance or not, because honestly this story whole premise was ultimately about romance. But seeing how the story doesn’t focus on the romance but the journey, I decided to put it under fantasy. An awesome story. There may be some arcs that are boring but overall I couldn’t put the novel down. Thank goodness it is completed. I hope they make it into a drama or anime.
Summary: By its eleventh expansion pack, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Elder Tale has become a global success, having a following of millions of players. However, during the release of its twelfth expansion pack: Novasphere Pioneers , thirty thousand Japanese gamers who are all logged on at the time of the update, suddenly find themselves transported inside the game world and donning their in-game avatars. In the midst of the event, a socially awkward gamer called Shiroe along with his friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki decide to team up so that they may face this world which has now become their reality along with the challenges which lie ahead.
Opinion: I love a good strategist MC. They are , what I am not. Though I do consider myself intelligent, I have to admit that I never thoroughly plan around others. I might get people killed if I was the one strategizing. So I truly enjoy reading others doing it. Ugh I love this story.
Summary: After his unfortunate death, Tomokui Kanata has been reincarnated as a member of the weakest race, a goblin named Rou. However, Rou has retained his previous life’s memories, as well as an ability that allows him to gain strength and abilities from eating. He also possesses a unique evolutionary tree. Now, Rou has made a promise to himself that he would live this life to the fullest. In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, events unfold with competent subordinates and comrades.
Opinion: Well, if you can’t leave your morals at the door, you might not enjoy this story. When our MC becomes a goblin, he definitely a monster. He has a total disregard for the life of others, and I love it. Don’t misunderstand, the mc is lovable. But I thought I warn the moralist from reading this story. The whole novel is written in a diary form, so don’t expect too much development from other characters aside from the MC’s point of view. One of my favs.
Summary: In his previous life, Yang Chen was benevolent, but he was bullied all his life. Reborn, Yang Chen chose to become an Executioner, settling all gratitude and grudges with the executioner’s blade, beheading the common people on the Immortal Executioner Stage. Behead men in the world of men! Behead demons in the world of demons! Behead devils in the world of devils! Behead immortals in the world of immortals!
Opinion: Another goody. A stern man because of oppression. I enjoy reading the MC being ruthless.
Summary: The man forsaken by the world, the man a slave to money and the man known as the legendary God of War in the highly popular MMORPG Continent of Magic. With the coming of age, he decides to say goodbye, but the feeble attempt to earn a little something for his time and effort ripples into an effect none could ever have imagined. Through a series of coincidences, his legendary avatar is sold for 3.1 billion won, bringing great joy to him, only to plunge him into despair at losing almost all of it to vicious loan sharks. With revelation of money through gaming, he rises from the abyss with new-found resolve and steps forward into the new age of games led by the first ever Virtual Reality MMORPG, Royal Road. This is the legend of Lee Hyun on his path to becoming Emperor with only his family loving heart, his boundless desire for money, his unexpected mind, his diligently forged body and the talent of hard work backing him.
Opinion: The title of this story really put me off reading this for a while. I regretted it. The MC is a miser with a heart of gold. But he is still a miser. I enjoy watching him go through his trials and tribulations. Completing his missions and journeys. I laugh, I bite my nails, and I enjoy every word. The novel that made me really want more Korean translations.
Summary: Except for her red hair, Youko Nakajima is a typical, obedient Japanese high-school student. Her life is fairly ordinary—that is, until Keiki, a kirin in the guise of a blond-haired man, tells her that she is his master and must return to their kingdom. When he mysteriously vanishes, Youko is left alone, confused, and wandering through a foreign land with nothing to help protect her save a magic sword and a magic stone. When Keiki suddenly appears at Youko’s school, little does she realize that her life is about to change. Lost in a strange land — without a map — and demons on her trail, Youko begins her quest for both survival and self-discovery.
Opinion: One of those stories in which you have to get through the beginning to find out how great this novel is. The MC, at first, got on my last nerves. Later the MC became awesome and admirable. I recommend this. It is a classic. As you read there are 3 MC’s but only 2 MC’s stories get completed. If you can’t bare to read it, there is an anime, though the plot has been changed here and there. This needs a remake.
Summary: When Raven Night was alive she had, since the age of three, been trained into a deadly killer and by the age of 25 her prowess had become legend; she was beyond a shadow of a doubt the most deadly assassin the world had ever seen. They called her the Night Singer and every man and women in power feared to one day hear her “singing” for it would be the last thing they would ever hear. It was then that the young miss Night was sent on a mission she refused to complete, and as a consequence she was hunted down and killed. As darkness claims her, she cannot help but feel resentment – would her countless slaughters, on other people’s command, be her only legacies!? However, to her surprise, the darkness faded once more and she found herself reborn in a world of magic and martial arts. Perhaps this time around she would create a better legend for herself?
Opinion: The MC is ruthless and self-centered. The action and cunning in this one, I truly enjoy. I love blunt, strong, and decisive characters. Deserves to be published, I can’t believe this story is free.
Summary: A man is stabbed by a robber on the run after pushing his coworker and his coworker’s new fiance out of the way. As he lays dying, bleeding on the ground, he hears a voice. This voice is strange and interprets his dying regret of being a virgin by giving him the [Great Sage] unique skill! Is he being made fun of !?!
Opinion: This story is brilliant. Why isn’t this an anime yet? When will it get an anime? Ugh why Japan!? Please, I want to hear the MC’s voice. I get the same enjoyment out of this novel as I do One Piece. Action, Comedy, Fantasy? Check!!!
Summary: What happens when a scientist from a futuristic world reincarnates in a World of Magic and Knights? An awesome MC is what happens! A scientist’s goal is to explore the secrets of the universe, and this is exactly what Leylin sets out to do when he is reincarnated. Dark, cold and calculating, he makes use of all his resources as he sets off on his adventures to meet his goal. Face? Who needs that… Hmmm… that guy seems too powerful for me to take on now… I better keep a low profile for now. You want me to help you? Sure… but what benefit can I get out of it? Nothing? Bye. Hmmm… that guy looks like he might cause me problems in the future. Should I let him off for now and let him grow into someone who can threaten me….. Nahhh. kill
Opinion: Now this is what I call an apathetic MC. While I don’t find him cruel, don’t expect him to share the same morals as you. He doesn’t believe in helping others at the risk of himself or going out his way to help others. If you have nothing to do with him, why should he help you? Some people might be put off by this, but I find it refreshing. Emotionless? He might be that, and I find it interesting.
Summary: The Hero and Demon king clash, sending out a shock wave across space and time, a crack appears in a classroom. All of the students inside are killed and reborn. This is the story of a girl who woke up as a spider.
Opinion: This is a slow starter. And even I only cared about the MC’s point of view. But the other pov are important so read them lol. This a great story filled with Nai Wai’s and Appraisal-sama. I cry tears almost everytime, from laughing. Great novel.
Summary: If I want something, the Heavens better have it. If I don’t want something, the Heavens better not have it! This is a story which originates between the Eighth and Ninth Mountains, a world in which “My fate is to seal the Heavens like a demon!”
Opinion: I almost didn’t read this one. Some people stopped reading this becuase of the slow start, I, on the other hand, stopped because I didn’t like how the MC arrived at the set. A lot of things about it rubbed me wrong. I continued because of the reviews. And yes, it’s amazing. I love it. I love it. I love it. Some arcs are boring and I skim through them but there is so much goodness, that who cares that 2% is boring. It is long enough for that not to matter.
Summary: Kim Hyun Woo lived the life of the wealthy thanks to his parents. But one day, he received a phone call informing him of a traffic accident which involved his parents. His father had died and his mother was hospitalized in critical condition. The normal life he once knew, collapsed… They sold their house, cancelled various insurance plans, and moved to a one room apartment. And after a few years, Hyun Woo spends four to six hours tending to his mother and worked to pay for her medical bills. One day, one of his Instructors recommended him for position in a company called Global Exos, who made an announcement of making history with the newest technological invention.
Opinion: You can argue that this is similar to Legandary Moonlight Scultptor but I find it extremely different. The main characters are two different people. They may have similar ideology and circumstances but they handle things differently. Not to mention the games they play are completely different. I love Ark for different reasons that I love LMS. And this story is completed. I didn’t like the sequal though, it was boring. But the main story is awesome.
Summary: Five people summoned to another world to battle the demon lord who threatens that world. However, there were only supposed to be four heroes that were summoned; the other was an innocent bystander. What will the innocent bystander do next?
Opinion: Slow starter that picks up speed to amazing town. Unique premise from a cliche genre that is flush out excellently. I encourage all to read this one.
Summary: She is an honorably retired SWAT officer with meritorious deeds and is a dashing detective who solves cases like a god.
One day, a strange golden board with eight divinatory trigrams brings her to a different world, where she is is bestowed as a gift to a general’s manor.
He is a grim god of war whose power overwhelms six countries and the defender-general of the state with military power in his hands. An imperial edict brought him a delicate concubine. He turned and left. After returning, his second in command and soldiers ignored him. Instead, they kept on saying, “What does madam think?”
When has the general’s manor changed its owner?
Solving cases, training soldiers, night attacks, suppressing bandits, street fights, counter-terrorism operations, naval battles – one after another appeared on stage. She played with flourish, yet he was unable to resist even a little.
Opinion: I have no complaint about this story other than the slow translation, but you can’t complain about something you get for free. Lol.
Summary: Eliza Kaldia, who reincarnated as a noble girl villainess in a fantasy otome game, was stuck in a world that seemed far from her image of how noble girls should be living, as the fated events of the game were still far off while she remained a child. In the first place, it was suspect if she could even live to make it to the school setting of the game. Due to changes in the situation of the neighboring country which never appeared in the original game, the world became nothing like the flowery school life from the game. It was a world where even young girls had to take up weapons. How did it turn out this way…
I don’t have any cheat-like abilities. I can’t use magic. My sense of ethics might have become a little twisted due to being reincarnated.
Opinion: This is truly good. For those that don’t like female protags. Get over it. You are missing out!