Tomokui Kanata has been re-incarnated in the weakest goblin, named Goburou, after having undergone an unfortunate death. However Goburou has retained his previous life's memories, an unusual evolution, as well as becoming strong enough to gain status boosts from eating.
In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, events unfold with competent subordinates and comrades, delightful case of the tail-wagging dog...
Finally a manga that breaks out of the mainstream "human" hero/antihero genre, and lets us focus on a monster as main protagonist.
RE:Monster is a fantasy RPG manga that centers on Goblinrou as the main protagonist,
a human reincarnated as a goblin. He has to learn the harsh life of being a monster and evolving to bigger hights as he gains that valuable exp.
The story in itself is a bit mainstream like most rpg genra these days, one that would be closest to this one would be the mangsa "The Gamer" for the RPG element and "Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu" for the reincarnation part.
But in in its base it still a story of a growing monster.
It has mature elementes with killing and suggestive themes. So it is a shounen manga tipping over to seinen.
Pretty good art, not much else to say about :3.
The MC himself has a interesting backstory, which hes reincarnated self benefits from.
He bends over the tactical/calculating personality, typicaly keeping his cool and only does stuff if necessary. The rest of his flock start a bit monotone, but begin to get more personality after a while.
I really enjoyed reading this manga and can not wait til the next chapter comes out.
Since it is hard to find manga with monster protagonists. Those who like monstergirls might enjoy this just for the monstergirls aswell. :3
Overall a must read for those who want to taste something else then your average human protagonist, and love fantasy/ RPG mangas.
If you're looking for something deep, then this is definitely not the manga for you. It has an interesting premise and fairly decent art, but is crippled by the characters, lack of story, and harem bait.
The main character Rou is too OP to take seriously. His personality was interesting to begin with, but slowly devolved into wish fulfillment character he has very sketchy views on morality. The rest of the characters aren't all that special either.
The harem he has is mostly forgettable personality wise. Literally, their characters are cliche cardboard cut outs who do nothing to enhance the plot, save Mi. I liked Kichi and
E, but they are not the main focus of the series.
In short, if you don't like wish fulfillment fantasy that revolved around an OP main character, then this is probably not the manga for you.
With that being said, I do enjoy reading it for fun, but I have to turn my brain off first. There really isn't an ongoing story as far as I can tell (might be different for the Light Novel) and it mostly seems to equates to Rou spending his days either fighting, eating, or spending time with his harem.
At this moment, 28th of August 2014, there are only 5 chapters of Re:monster out with english translations.
Re:Monster is a very easy and simple story. The story begins from strech due to the MC's reincarnation. From that moment the new life of the MC begins to develop its path and continues to grow on doing so.
Reasons why Re:Monster is a Strong 8:
- It's a good story, even if the plot isn't that grand or deep in the beginning.
- The MC is not a idiot. He is a logical thinker and has a quick understanding of things around his new life as a goblin.
-It contains some
RPG features. so if you into that genre, it is even more enjoyable to read.
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Because death is simplify a painful truth.
Re:monster is a manga by Kanekiru Kogitsune who came up with a new concept we never experienced before. Leave the hero, knight, and savior concepts behind. Those were the elements that actually made the manga pretty good to read as it not cliché like a main character acting as the savior. Yes, the manga
bring out a monster as main protagonist. They main focus is Rou who is more a monster than a hero or knight.
The story is about Tomokui Kanata who is gifted with esper ability. One night, Kanata is killed by a stalker and being re-incarnated as a goblin. Goblin class is the weakest and lowest class in the created world. This magic world is where also exist other species like orcs, elves, humans, and much more monsters. His memories as a human with the esper ability remained with him. Given a new name as Rou by eldest goblin, he is determined to live his life to the fullest this time. You will read this as the story will show you new path to adventures.
Pretty well drawn. Not a masterpiece but also not the worst. I would consider it above average actually.
Rou is actually a unique person blessed with esper abilities. He also kindhearted besides a little cold attitude towards the others as first. You maybe will realize this at the goblin nest as shown that at first, Rou doesn't actually care if the other goblins are dead or not. Soon, He develops enough softer heart as he won't let any of his comrades and friends to die. He also can be quite cruel if someone tries to oppose him and shown sight of rebellious. His abilities and power seem to develop and become stronger each time as story goes on. His current self is strong enough wipe out an ogre and orc class without any problem.
Enjoyment and Overall
I kind of enjoyed this manga after all. I love it though. Waiting for more chapters to come out. The story is quite interesting with a good plot to lead the manga. It will be no surprise though if the manga get adaption into anime. I probably will wait for it, because it's worth waiting.