Let me preface this with the fact that I was very optomistic going into this read. I read and waited, but grew so frustrated with the work that I had to put it down never to be read again.
The MC is refreshing and amusing. He's very real as a character.
The art style is reflective of when it was made, but seriously improves as the chapters progress.
The characters are pretty believable to some extent.
The original premise of the plot is actually pretty good.
The writing for developing the plot is horrible. The writing feels like looking at thinly sliced swiss cheese, so many holes and almost see
The cliches are everywhere, like cooties from girls around a little boy.
The characters are almost perfectly static. They may seem to change but a few chapters later they are back to their old antics with a few tricks thrown in. Not only that but the MC constantly makes the same bad decisions over and over again.
One of the bigger issues is the author/artist constantly breaking the 4th wall. You'll be in the middle of a dialogue and all of a sudden a character is citing a chapter something happened. It totally breaks the immersion in the story and is so overused that the initial amusement turns to resentment.
The arcs of the story are all the same. By the fifth bad guy you feel like deja vu and not in a good way. Not only that but there is never down time for character inter relationship development.
There is also tons of silly fan service that detracts from the story.
The author also likes to use the same jokes over and over. The horse has combusted by how many times it has been beaten. If it wasn't dead before it certainly is now.
One of the most frustrating things was the buff and nerf cycle and how inconsistent it was. On day the MC could take on a master combatant, the next he couldn't even beat a run of the mill farmer. It's kind of funny the MC is considered a genius, because all the side characters pass him in power all the time. The MC would also master something and then completely forget about completely or use it when it was impractical or silly.
I really tried to love this publication I really did. So many people told me it was great and I believed. I read chapter after chapter waiting to see the promised land, only to find that the promise was baren. Now I just feel lied to and burned out. I probably won't even think of this publication again unless it's in frustration.