HE IS NOT OVERPOWERED. This review is when the manga is only at ch 35. The tags say OP MC, but they are wrong. Whe you think of OP I think of the manga The New Gate. That shit is a great OP manga which I 110% reccomend, but besides that dude is weak for a OP MC. Another great manga where MC is actually OP is Makikomarete Isekai Teni suru Yatsu wa, Taitei Cheat and Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu.
I am personally really enjoying this manga, but unfortunately it doesn't have a lot that makes it stand out from other stories so it is hard to explain why I am enjoying it.
I would say that most characters act more "naturally" like normal people, with no forced personalities (meaning both "good" and "bad" characters), and the events are very fluid, and nothing seems to be happening "because there was need of it", if I were to make and example I would say Ascendance of a Bookwarm is similiar to this manga in these terms.
The MC doesn't have any real objectives, such as revenge or winning a war, and he is basically only trying to explore and get to know this world better while gaining bits of power.
This makes the manga less heart-beating, but gives it more malleability and makes it more interesting.
In the overall i would say most people might not enjoy this manga as much as I did (i gave it a 9.5 out of 10), but it is most definetely worth a try👍
Never have I read a more ridiculously bad story like this one.
First off, even the author doesn't respect or remember what he wrote at the beginning and how the world-consistency should be reflected in the story.
The MC gets revived into a new world as a chosen Beast magician. He only 'tames'(rather summoning) one legendary a rank griffin right after being reincarnated like its nothing, while it is stated by his predecessor that it should be the hardest thing in the world. The rules set up on MC are : - don't let anyone know that you tame magic beasts - don't befriend anyone as your unique status will lead people to deceive or abuse you and try to steal or even kill you - live solo, till you find the other eleven chosen mages of his like
All these rules are written and stated as absolute in chapter and are instantly thrown out the window. The rules don't matter. He rushes into the next city, shows everyone openly his legendary beast and befriends almost everyone. Taking quests solo is also thrown out the window as chapter 4 went to be.
While one may think the characters are interesting not one of them is, not even MC. All that is happening is some 2 to 3 panel long fights that are horrible depicted as the art style is very generic and nothing special. The characters simply talk for eternity. There is more talks and unnecessary explanations and conversations than any kind of action or story progression. The story so far has also been a pain to experience.
Overall i don't know how anyone can grad this higher than 4 points overall. Everything is lacking:story, art, characters. There are only 2 options to me why this is so bad: a) the author is really bad and got simply dragged through by editors to maybe establish another better story in the Future (thank God, the author didn't make a new story or was neglected with newer drafts afaik) or b) author is purposely this bad to simply make a dime, bc the story feels forced and is hardly enjoyable. All tags don't really apply : it's more of a novel than a Manga. More text than panels and actions. 'op-MC'? Hell no, it's a pathetic existence with typical cringe isekai aspects. This 'manga' is addressed for an audience that at max is 14 years old. Everyone else will quickly notice how bad this is as long a you've read one of the real good ones. Not like this work of trash.
Don't waste your time, energy and money.
It escapes me how the beast mage hasn't gotten another beat.. but then again I suppose its beast singular and not plural. Recommend reading "The Final Boss, the Engineering Leader" instead.
I usually enjoy reading mediocre/bad isekai stuff. It's a way to pass the time and help me enjoy things that are actually good. But never have I ever seen a manga this bad (that I've given a chance).
The art is atrocious. The very first time I saw the "griffin" I had to actually laugh because it looked so awkward. The entire style consists of only line art, and the body proportions for some characters like Bobs is wack. The hair is so flat and the clothes have no depth. Any semblance of shading is nonexistent. I've literally seen highschool girls draw anime characters better than this. Mountains are just triangles with different colors layered on top of each other, the trees are sticks with blotches. Guys, the fucking grass looks like it's been copied and pasted. The only reason the art isn't a 1/10 is because I suspect that this is a novice artist.
Story? None! You want a story? Go read Dungeon Defense. The very beginning it establishes that the mage, who he met with and inherited magic from, literally only wants beast magic to be passed down to the right person/people. Yet 12 chapters in and literally nothing has been done to forward the plot other than getting into town. So what if he's in the god damn adventurer's guild? The only possible reason I can think for him being a member is so he can get magic stones for that stupid griffon. And despite that he's done nothing to accomplish any goal. In fact, I'd say there is no damn goal. We've seen him accomplish nothing, and we've seen him have no drive. So we're riding on the shambles of a story to be moved by outside forces instead of our protagonist, which is infuriating because it's against one of the single most important rules of literature being broken.
In the first 10 chapters, never have ANY of the rules of this world been established. Women are catcalled but nobody does anything about it, yet they're allowed to dress masculine-ish so there's some semblance of equality? But there's obviously some weird sexualization for literally all of the female characters. Like the receptionists uniform are different, despite the fact it's supposed to be uniform. Becuase that's what uniforms are for. The worst part is that because we are never allowed to learn anything, readers are never allowed to think for themselves about character motivations or plot twists or anything for that matter. Everything will just be handed to you and only the most important information is handed so it doesn't come out of the blue. There is no enjoyment in reading about this world.
Oh. My. God. Personalities? Chucked out the window. All the characters are so one-note. Likes, dislikes, drives. None of those exist. Rei just exists to be cool. He doesn't feel anything. He doesn't feel guilt from killing, he doesn't particularly like anything, we really haven't seen anything from him. Not to mention his only weakness is that he doesn't have enough experience. Rei isn't a character. Rei is a catalyst for the neckbeards out there to project themselves into his position. There's standard, mediocre isekai protagonists. Then there's Rei. He's really that poorly written.
The guild receptionists are definitely older than Rei. Rei is 15, so judging by appearance and height they're probably 17-18 or so, at the very least. So then, why the fuck are they pining after a 15 year old? That's actually disgusting. The worst part is that the cat-kin is only trying to marry him for fame and money I guess, because she's going to wait for when he becomes an S-rank adventurer. The human receptionist with the ponytail is kind, and a bit sharp I suppose. That's all they are though. Not to mention we've only seen Rei talk to them like 3 or 4 times at most, so we have no idea why they like him other than "Strong man good me like strong man." They're manipulative and repusive, completely for fanservice. At least they have some semblance of individual characteristics though.
Everyone else is just there to be there. That A-rank party? There to show just how strong Rei is. They're like your stereotypical warrior, mage, and haughty swordman. The son is just some petty mama's boy. The mom is indistinguishable from a background character. The dad is only memorable because I've read about so many characters like him. That party in the beginning that Rei won against? Straight up barely remember them. They were there just to get Rei from H to G rank.
Everyone is retarded as all hell. Who the hell leads a raid at night? How the hell are they seeing in the dark? Torches are going to give yourselves away. Are you telling me some support person has a night vision spell? Cool but it's established that there's over 50 people participating in the raid. So is night vision an easy magic to acquire and a bunch of supports have it? Rei is supposed to be some cunning portagonist. He literally says "according to calculations." Ok, but that's pretty cringe considering we never even see your calculations bro. In fact we barely ever see what Rei is intending or thinking. So everything we know is just spoken to us. Even at the damn library do we, the readers, never learn anything. It's literally being used as a cop-out. Rei just goes "Oh, I know orcs because I read about them in a book at the library!" The best way wuld've just been to show that Rei knows what orcs in this world are. Noooooooo, we just gotta tell our reader's everything because they're a bunch of big dumb babies who read trashy isekai non-stop.
Into he magic itself. Rei literally uses like 3 spells so far. All of which are overpowered. But there's nothing like quality-of-life stuff. No enemy detection magic? Or like restraining magic? I'm guessing this is because the author had the bright idea of having 12 magic masters. Completely unnessecary in my opinion. So in the first place, Rei is only overpowered with fire magic then? And why does contract magic boost fire resistence and fire magic power. Wouldn't everyone just be using magic contracts to power up? Why can Rei use contract magic in the first place because it sounds like it shouldn't be fire magic.
Despite all this, I'm still reading it. I'm reading it so I can make myself feel better about the fact that I dislike it and that my taste isn't as garbage as I thought it was. This is a manga where all logic and reason has been tossed into a dumpster fire then had it's ashes melted in hydrochloric acid. It's bad. If you really enjoy bad things, go ahead and read it though. I'll warn you, it's not a parody type of bad. Just the bad bad type. Like suffering? Congrats. This is perfect for you.