29-year-old programmer Suzuki Ichirou finds himself transported into a fantasy RPG. Within the game, he's a 15-year-old named Satou. At first he thinks he's dreaming, but his experiences seem very real. Due to his use of a 3-time-use special power (meteor shower), he ends up wiping out an army of lizardmen and becoming very high level. He hides his level and plans to live peacefully and meet new people, though developments in the game story (like the return of a demon king) might get in his way.
So, at the time of this review I have read 30 chapters, and I have never read the light novel so I have nothing to compare it to. Now then, let's start this review!
Now while the story isn't super original, but it's pretty good. Essentially, OP main character goes to new world without the help of Truck-Kun, and gains a harem with a good amount of Lolis. Not too many, not too few. So while it may get dull at points, it's a pretty good story with enjoy pleasure for everyone, so long as you haven't read the light novel (which is different than a
"WN" if anyone knows what that is, there are like 3 or so iterations of this series out there).
Lolis drawn well. Waifu material. That's really all I noticed about the art. It's pretty good. That's it.
At the time of writing this, there haven't been any horrific characters introduced, and everyone is like-able. There isn't a single character that I truly dislike in this manga. And I really enjoy the Mc's reactions to all the the stuff that his harem members do.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this manga, even though there are only 30 chapters out there. I mean, if you enjoy harem mangas with over powered main characters in a "new world" setting with lots of dialog, then you'll enjoy this manga. But if you don't like reading, then this may not be the manga for you as some of the chapters feel like you are reading a chapter in a normal book. Dense with words.
Honestly, the main reason I'm writing this review is because the only two reviews on this manga are pretty negative due to comparisons to the light novel, and since I haven't read the light novel, I can give an impartial review. As I stated in the enjoyment section, I really enjoyed reading this manga, even though it can be a bit chunky (not the translators fault). I honestly can't wait for more chapters to be released, however it is on a month by month release schedule due to the difficulty of translating (again, another issue with the amount of text and redrawing necessary) and the monthly releases. However, if you are interested in this manga, then reading up to chapter 30 is a good stopping point, with no severe cliff hanger and a nice semi conclusion to the story till that point (by nice I mean you feel like you can now wait the month or more for the next release).
Lately I felt like reading a bit of fantasy and action, so I came across Death March. It is rated fairly good so I was expecting something at least enjoyable, unfortunately already from the beginning I felt dissapointed, but kept reading hoping for some interessting developement that never came.
Suzuki Ichirou or Satou, his nickname for online games, is a programmer of 29 years old. One day while waking up e find himself in a new world(similar to the game he was working for), already in trouble and attacked by monsters he use a powerfull skill that kill everything(also a god), and gain level
300+ making him insanely overpowered.
From that moment he tries to save a lot of people (since he's the hero), build his huge harem and go around the world to discover more about it.
The art is the best part of this dreadful manga, still avarage and not appealing. The backgrounds and characters in some panels were hideous.
Annoying and impossible to sympathize with most of them, expecially the main character. I dont mind cliché characters if you build around them a solid plot or use good art to make them shine trough their expressions, but this isnt the case, everything lacks so is impossible to enjoy the characters and feel
some emotions from their experiences.
If you havent guessed alredy I don't raccomend this manga to anyone, maybe if you are a new to the genre or to mangas you will like it, as for me I gave a chance to this manga to redeem itslef until chapter 27.
I'm going to be frank, I hate isekai manga. Well...not really. For those of you who don't know, isekai is a subgenre of anime that basically means the protagonist is reborn in a new world. Some examples are Kono Suburashii, Drifters, and Tate No Yuusha No Nariagami. While isekai itself is not bad, the vast majority of authors who write isekai manga, for some reason, all collectively write the same thing. Have you ever hated how Shounen anime and manga all use the same tropes over and over again without changing anything? Isekai manga is basically like that, yet somehow worse. It's a genre a
lot like ecchi; a scapegoat so authors can avoid writing an actual plot and character development because that's too much work apparently. Death March is no exception to this rule. It is a mess of cut and pasted elements from other isekai manga. Originality? Nope. Decent Characters? Nope. Anything interesting whatsoever? Nope.
While Death March is not a bad manga in itself, there is no reason to read it. Read one isekai and you already know the entire story for 70% of them. Would I recommend Death March?
This is an adaptation of the light novels. Unfortunately, due to this being a manga, a great deal of important information is left out. This works with some manga adaptations, but there is far too much left out here. The result is that the manga reads as if it were a not-very-good synopsis rather than a story of itself.
Also unfortunately the art is below average and can be considered barely adequate.
My recommendation is to read the light novels as they come out. I do NOT recommend reading the web novels
that the LNs are based on, as the author has said that 70% of what is in the first LN was not in the web version.
Also, if you read the LNs the translation is much better and the flow of the story is better. Overall this is a very good story that suffers from how it was "ported" to manga.