Kouki has found himself reborn, together with many of his past-life memories, in an alternate version of Japan. "There are no magic or elves?! Then what's the point of being reborn in another world?"
It seems a little disappointing at first, but somehow his childhood sketches inspire his mother to develop a revolutionary new theory that changes the world forever. This sets into motion a series of misunderstandings that has everyone believing that Kouki is the real genius behind all of the incredible new technology that his mother is rapidly developing. As a result of his apparent genius, Kouki is forced to give up on his peaceful school life and have to attend the International Science and Technology Academy, where he meets a beautiful Canadian girl, Alice Alford, a robotics engineer named Shingo Saitou, and an expert on space exploration, Megumi Aikawa. Surely, he can't still continue being mistaken for a genius while surrounded by these real geniuses?! Every time Kouki uses his knowledge from his past life, it causes a new misunderstanding, and his ordinary life is gradually turning into an extraordinary life. Kouki can't help but go from one misunderstanding to another in this insane sci-fi comedy!!
Isekai ni Tensei Shitanda kedo Ore, Tensai tte Kanchigai Saretenai? has been published digitally in English as Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They've Got the Wrong Idea! by J-Novel Club since April 5, 2018.
Notice the lack of a harem tag? Damn it's nice with isekai without a harem.
Story: So this whole reborn in another world thing is too mainstream right now. But this romantic-comedy story actually is surprisingly chill. No demon lord, no adventurers guild, no monsters. It's just another world that so happens is not in chaos. The genius is enrolled in a school for smart people. He doesn't have any real classes, so he can simply experiment and do whatever he fancies.
There are no arcs, one chapter is usually one situation. Though the chapters have a solid story and is usually really interesting. With the
advancing story and growing relationships there is always some development. So it's calm and easy going while you can see the character grow and love blossom.
Art: The art is fine, nothing special, the girls are cute but other than that it's only mediocre.
Characters: So this is where the books really make it right. The "main character" is a genius, but also completely oblivious (seriously). He thinks he's nothing special, and is treated like a VIP cause of his genius mother. But he mention ideas that for him is common sense, for others it's a world changing moment.
The Mother and friends all get their point-of-view sections in most chapters, after one volume I like most characters simply because they are realistically written and nothing over the top. So while it's hard to connect to one character, the chemistry between everyone is what makes it so darn good.
Enjoyment: This is all comedy, and a little romance. Personally I like it this way. Relationships are formed, misunderstanding creates laughter and there's nothing actually bad about the writing nor the story.
The chapters all have something happening, fun moments and a little action which is a perfect mix.
So overall, this is for the comedy lovers that won't expect anything too serious.
+ Romantic development, no harem, no marriage, it's realistic romance.
+ Friends all play a big part, it's not a one-person story.
+ The main character is fairly normal. No killing, no quest for world piece.
- The oblivious / misunderstanding humor is a big part, might become boring if the series goes on for too long