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...
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.
To begin with, I think MAL should put mediocre as #4 and decent as #5 when it comes to rankings.
Anyway! First review for this Manga in 2017.
Imagine a really cool premise, but an author that allows the protagonist to become ridiculously overpowered for no real reason. Imagine a manga without any threats or suspense. Imagine a manga where there was decent character buildup in the beginning, but during the later chapters it just turned into ramblings about "training" and completely one-sided battles.
Oh, there's also a harem. Did I mention the harem of girls who love the protagonist only because he's the leader? Did
I mention the elven sex slaves who join the ranks and forgo their grudges because of "training"?
This is a manga with an interesting premise, but a lackluster story developed by the author.
There is no character development.
There is no suspense or chance for enemies to even challenge the protag.
There is no surprises, twists, or great plot points.
It's just a mediocre story about a guy who kills stuff and gets women.
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.
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.