Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
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Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

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Synonyms: Grimgal of Ashes and Illusion, Grimgal of Ashes and Fantasies, Hai to Gensou no Grimgal
Japanese: 灰と幻想のグリムガル
English: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 25, 2013 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Isekai Isekai
Serialization: None
Authors: Jyumonji, Ao (Story), Shirai, Eiri (Art)


Score: 8.261 (scored by 35453,545 users)
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Ranked: #3332
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Popularity: #796
Members: 19,598
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Why are we here? Why are we doing this?

Before Haruhiro had realized what happened, he was surrounded by darkness. Why was he here? Where was here? Even now, he still didn't know. Those around him were the same as him, no one remembered anything other than their own names. And when they emerged from the darkness, the world that awaited them seemed like something out of a video game.

In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with the others, learns fighting skills, and as a soldier in the reserve force, takes his first steps into the world of Grimgar. What awaits him there, he doesn't know...

This is the story of an adventure born from the ashes.

(Source: NanoDesu)


Hai to Gensou no Grimgar has been published digitally in English as Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash by J-Novel Club since January 19, 2017, and physically by Seven Seas Entertainment since June 6, 2017.

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Jun 26, 2015
Preliminary (25/? chp)
Great. That is a good word to describe this story. I've barely read one volume and have gotten addicted to it.
In the many novels that incorporate MMORPG elements, this is one of those that deviate from the normal formula and also incorporates more of a realistic take.
A group of twelve wake up in a the darkness without memories except for their names. The need to survive is right there, after all, food and necessities must be bougth, right?
You are given a chance: become one of the many that fights monsters or find another way to live. But experience plays a role and for people without ...
Sep 18, 2017
Preliminary (21/? chp)
What to expect:
TL;DR Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is a fresh take on the "Stuck in a video game" type of story. This novel gives you a realistic take on what is likely to happen if one was transported into an MMO-like world. The world is brutal, unforgiving. Character are realistically cautious and take a "slow and steady wins the race" type of approach. The author constantly reminds you what happens when one is careless in this world. If character development is important to you, and you want a realistic approach to the "trapped in another world" genre, then you will certainly enjoy this book.

The ...
Aug 14, 2018
Preliminary (40/? chp)
This review is based on the official NA translation of the first and second volumes and will be updated as I continue to read.

Story: 10
First of all, it was extremely refreshing to see the isekai genre take on this type of story. It's a simple story of confused teenagers thrust into an unknown world without prior knowledge of who they once were. The main reason I enjoyed the story of the first two volumes was specifically because of them not knowing what to do. Seeing them grow through trail and error in a vast and unforgiving world made for a surprisingly emotional story.

Character: 10
Another aspect ...

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