That was interesting. The quality of the chapters was like a wave. Would start to peak and then come down and repeat.
I'd say the Manga is the better version from what little chapters are out there.
Story seemed pretty good on not doing overly detailing things like in the last story i read " A Transmigration Vampire Would Like to Take a Nap" Funny enough they were both translated by the same person.
But while the story did have some rough waves with the quality. I can pretty much say that while we were getting dips. The overall story started lacking.
became clear that the MC is in no real danger. With her being able to do what ever she wants.
I really liked the story when she was adventuring by herself trying not to get involved with people.
But she soon's starts staying in one place and interacting with people and the story starts to suffer after she rejects the Prince's proposal.
We then get her involving herself with the politics of one nation and i can't say i liked with how long the story continued this arc or just how they did it to begin with.
Then we get some things like her friends from her past life. I originally wanted at least the blonde haired friend to go along with her to another world. Thankfully they do end up coming to the world. I just don't like that they only do so after dying of old age. One friend dies at 70 something and has multiple children. Not only are they much older then their friends but they've also had children and by default a lover. I don't know what about it but it takes a lot of the thrill out for me
I really just don’t like that they lived for so long after our MC. If they’d have died around 30 or soon after the MC died. i’d like it more. I also don’t like that she has kids and what not. Eh oh well, At least my wish that we get to see them again is coming true.
Then we get to chapter 43 and it has the biggest issue with the entire story.
(In this chapter she is being harassed by border guards )
I feel like this chapter shows the biggest issue with the story. She asked for the ability to make what ever potions she wants. So if guards are harassing her, Trying to take her to the Palace then she should be able to make a potion and make them fall asleep or forget the past 5 or 10 minutes. If she wants her body to actually grow then she can make a potion for that. Hell, If she wanted to turn into a Dragon then she has a potion for that. But the story will ignore this for when it's convenient to the story.
Not only does the story use this as excuses for when ever it's convenient to the plot,
But it robs any real tension from the story.
Hell, We find out that later that shie's invincible and it destroys any tension left over after us finding out she can do anything with potions
I liked it when she was going through the forest by herself and hiding from people. I was happy that she was gonna go adventuring with just Ed, But then all the other companions decided to join and we learned she was never in real danger.
I also just don’t like that she won’t grow up anymore. It’s just coming across as sad that this almost 30 year old will forever be in the body of a 15 year old that looks like a 12 year old. It also ruins any interest in what the MC will look like as she grows old. With her powers she should be able to change her appearance at will.
This story robs itself of lot’s of potential story arcs and lots of interest.
The story is having to rely on the surroundings and side characters to keep an interest and this isn’t a good thing.
I’m slowly but surely starting to lose interest already. I’m wanting something actually of interest to happen. Hell, Just have some random new female companion confess her love to the MC just for fun and i think i can keep some interest for a bit longer.
I'd love Yuri tbh. She is going through trying to find someone she can marry and i would love if it turns out to be a chick. I ship the MC x Goddess or MC x Receptionist from the guild at the start of the story.
There are things i like such as the Receptionist or the little girl maid that we are introduced to when the MC is in the Barons mansion and the MC steals everything. I wish we got more of her.
Overall it's an alright story. I find a good portion of the first half to be entertaining but afterwards not much else.
Potions might not seem like a very interesting thing, but if you've played a game with potions / buff items, you should know just how many different kinds there are.
Story: A person is accidentally killed by God, and then she demands a bunch of super useful skills to make her life in a new world easier. This is a mass-produced story that you see everywhere. BUT! The writing of how it worked, from death to her revival, was undoubtedly unique and well written. She put up a lot of demands, more or less forcing the generous God to obey her every wish. And finally in
the new world, she starts her new life. Only to realize that magic is not actually a thing. Dragons can soar without using their wings, they can breath fire for no apparent reason, and yet humans are forced to fight with swords and spears.
Unfortunately, the whole "potion" thing is a very small part of the story in the beginning. She's afraid to create them, since it's the most magic like items in the world, which draws a lot of attention. But she stays strong, doing what she can to live a good life.
Art: The art is colorful and happy looking, but the cover seems a bit immature and silly compared to the story itself. I was put off, since the art did not make me wanna give it a chance. Alas I can now say the art is unfitting for such a story, resembling Made in Abyss. (childish art style, with a serious story)
Characters: A female main character is not too uncommon these days, Kaoru the Potion Maker is not exactly a ground breaking addition to the girl force. But, Kaoru being a tough girl that wants nothing more than an easy life, gives you an interesting read. She lacks any sex appeal being a 15 year old A-cup, she does not have a harem, nor is she super strong in battle. She's just a cool young woman that live for her own happiness.
Overall, this Author is used to writing stories with a Female Main Character, and it's very well written. But it is "one of those stories" that you are getting sick and tired of by now. Does every Japanese person revive in a fantasy world? Seems like it. But due to the writing skill of the author, it was worth reading the first volume, and because of the interesting story I shall continue reading future volumes, probably.
+ Kaoru is very interesting, yet not exaggerated in any way
+ No Magic, even though it's a fantasy world, it's interesting
+ Good Author, experienced with female protagonists
+ "Our family's genes are gonna run rampant" (a joke from the book)
- A Sci-fi explanations about why she died. Hard to follow
- Potions are not a big part of the story early on
In the end of the day, this was just my opinion. A lot of you will be bored and move on to your beloved SAO and Overlord books, and that's fine. All I can say is that the girl, Kaoru, her Potions and the world she's in is not original but at least it's superior to many other similar works.