This novel is one I've enjoyed so I thought it deserved a review.
Story - 8/10. The overarching story revolves around the dungeon. The dungeon core known as No. 695 makes a last ditch effort and spins the Gacha (basically summon lotto) and summons the human Kehma to become the dungeon master and protect the dungeon core.
Eventually he drives away the enemies and works to attract adventurers in order to gain Dungeon Points (DP).
For the first arc, which is 13 chapters long, IT IS TERRIBLE. Yeah, gonna warn you now, its utter shite. I even dropped it around chapter 6 before but decided to
press on at a later date and I'm glad I did.
While the first 13 chapters are boring because it takes a while for anything to happen since he simply maintains a status-quo of not being killed and sleeping the next arc and those onwards are much better and that is the majority of the score. Going to the nearest town, being an adventurer and having some pretty funny misunderstandings.
In short, power through the first arc and ye shall be rewarded.
Art - 8/10. As with all my reviews, the art doesn't count towards it but the art that is sometimes shown in chapters is pretty well drawn so I feel it a disservice not to mention it.
Character - 7/10. I'll mention the three main cast which can be seen from the first arc onwards.
Kehma - A young man called from Japan to serve as the dungeon master of the "simple cave" (later known as the "cave of desires"). All this guy cares about is sleeping. However, he does have good points. For the dungeon it was him who created the plans to use and then later on discard the bandits and it is also him who efficiently gathers DP and makes the dungeon strong.
Dungeon Core No. 695 (Called Rokuko by Kehma) - Rokuko is a Human-type dungeon core. There are two types of dungeon cores, a sentient type who can work together with the dungeon master to improve the dungeon and the dungeon core most people are familiar with which is an orb also known as the heart of the dungeon.
Rokuko is a blonde loli type girl. At first she tries to make herself the master but due to a problem Kehma was recognised as the master instead. Kehma often teases Rokuko saying she has a "goblin fetish" due to her always wanting to summon goblins to act as the attack force of the dungeon. Rokuko always listens to the advice of a senior dungeon core who is similarly a human-type.
Meat - (Yes this is her name, no I'm not joking.) Meat is a black haired dog-eared loli. She was bought as a slave by the bandits and due to various circumstances Kehma managed to save her. Her physical ability is strong and her loyalty to Kehma is the same.
She too becomes an adventurer alongside Kehma and they both quickly rise up the ranks. Kehma however, only really sees her as a hug pillow.
Enjoyment - 9/10. The novel is fun, the dungeon aspects are truly what I read it for, going to war with other dungeons or repelling invaders inside his own dungeon either way its fun to see how Kehma reacts to the situations.
Overall - 8/10. As long as you can press through the first arc the rest is infinitely better. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a novel which deals with dungeon masters however there are at times some politics to deal with so its not all dungeon battles all the time. Regardless, the battles they do have are interesting and fun.