Doukutsu-ou kara Hajimeru Rakuen Life: Bannou no Saikutsu Skill de Saikyou ni!? - Reviews

Doukutsu-ou kara Hajimeru Rakuen Life: Bannou no Saikutsu Skill de Saikyou ni!?
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v1ad's avatar
Feb 8, 2021

Pretty cool so far the plot is interesting, but the mc is your classic clueless bastard with a shy waifu. If you worship good romances run away.

8/10 story
8/10 art
6.5/10 characters
7/10 overall
Mrukliwy's avatar
May 4, 2022

It's not slice of life so there might be some interesting stuff going on in the future. And no harem :)

 Forest of death, Daemon Continent, tower dungeons and now a small Island. You guessed it! The Kingdom building cliche from 0 to holy land. But it's a lot better constructed in my opinion and without gods so far. The plots quit thin watered but they work good as plot devices. The story isn't just pointed out like today I build a well, today I planted my first tree, etc. While mining our hero actually undergo some kind of adventure and awakens his hidden potential as lord while venturing through the big family cliche first.

It's definetly worth to bookmark. I give it a 8 as leap of faith, so i might lower or rise the score in the future.

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
kizmazcan's avatar
Jan 5, 2022

Realy realy good, like it was so fluşd to read. There are kingdom building, leveling (rank up), skills that develop meaningfully, a nice background (not to deep but better then most and MINING... elements. These put up a realy enjoyable final product, highly recomend it. there wasn't any clishe harem elements, anoying female characters and so on. READ THIS ONE.

8/10 story
9/10 art
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
XZeLoX's avatar
Jun 16, 2021

 A really interesting Kingdom Building Manga where MC has a Crest Called "Cave King" which allows him to become as the name suggests the king of the cave and from that point on Create a Country Starting from a Cave. A really interesting Manga and I can't wait to see what happens next

9/10 story
10/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
nathandouglasdavis's avatar
Aug 29, 2021

If you've read some of these other resource-harvesting kingdom-building isekai stories, then you'll have a decent idea of what to expect from this one. The starting point is a mining ability that allows Hiel to dig and collect ores and stones a lot more effectively than normal people would be able to. Hiel is basically exiled on a rock jutting out in the middle of the ocean, but fe intends to make the best of this situation. As luck would have it, fe immediately comes across certain special types of stones that provide magical benefits--allowing for expansion and growth in areas beyond pure mining (with the first type of stone fe encounters being one that literally just increases feir magical power so that fe becomes able to cast super duper powerful spells). As you can see from the cover art, Hiel doesn't remain alone for very long. Fe gains some allies from shipwrecked monster-peoples and soon is the leader of a small village. In addition to developing agriculture and textile-creation and stuff (aided by the magical stones they've mined), they have also developed some commendable defensive capabilities that help them fight off sea monsters that sometimes attack. In fact, at the point that I'm writing this review, they are currently in the midst of an intense battle against a very, very strong threat.

There are buds of a romance forming between Hiel and a girl named Riena (who doesn't remain as loli as feir initial appearance). There is a recurring joke where Mappa gets caught up and almost dies because of some threat. While digging, they've sometimes run into rooms from an ancient civilization. And this is a neat way to make the mining less mundane, but it is weird how none of these rooms they come across seem to be part larger structures (i.e. there aren't hallways or doors leading to other rooms). I also find myself wishing that they would periodically include a map of what their cave expansions are looking like. We get a partial glimpse of it in chapter 9, but even that map doesn't show the depths of their diggings (and also doesn't label what the various alcoves and rooms are). If this is a manga where the kingdom-building goes hand in hand with the cavern-building, then it feels like a missed opportunity to not go into more detail about the cavernings.

[Reviewed at chapter 12]

7/10 story
6/10 art
5/10 characters
7/10 overall