At the age of 12, a young boy named Noru had decided to train himself in the mountains after being rejected by the capital’s official training centers for being “talentless”. He believed that, with enough hard work and effort, he could one day become like the protagonists that populate his childhood stories. Full of determination, he would practice every day with his makeshift wooden sword, endlessly repeating the only sword technique he knew—“Parry”. The hours turned into days, the days turned into months, and the months turned into years. Eventually, he had trained this one skill to such an extreme that he could snap a thousand branches with it. However, no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get the desired result, he couldn’t learn any new skills required to become a real adventurer. It may be time to let go of his dream. But he couldn’t. Not just yet. Knowing this, he returned to the capital again.
This manga only has five chapters at the moment so take what I say with a grain of salt. Story: Bad. Op mc doesn't realize he's super overpowered and the constant misunderstandings between him and the supporting cast somehow never get resolved and feel forced. Mc: "I'm so weak I was nearly hit by his attack. I have to give up." Other Dude: "He's so strong, he evaded my strongest 100% deadly attack. He even had mercy on me and gave up so I don't embarrass myself in front of my soldiers." This kind of misunderstandings and they happen like every 2 pages. It's not even funny. Art: Lower mediocre at best. Anatomy, especially facial structure feels off. Characters: Bland. Mc could get replaced by a bottle of protein powder and it would be an improvement. Doesn't get that he's super strong even though it's obvious. Support cast so far doesn't have any character traits that would make them stand out and they are as dense as the mc to not get that he thinks he's weak. If this goes on I'll drop the manga and give it 1.5 stars max. If mc gets that he's strong and suddenly finds some conviction he wants to strive for I'll give it another try. So far it's not worth wasting your time on.
Either the scanlation who I can find that did the translation did and absolutely Shite job of translating and keeping chapters in order or the author of this manga has absolutely no idea how to tell a story. It seemingly jumps back and forth in the timeline and there's no character development or backstop in any of yhe characters presented. At least the art's good though. Overall however the experice was shit, the story was shit, and the characters were shit I cannot in good conscience recommend this manga to anyone.
Noru's personality--specifically feir obliviousness and lack of common sense--is the hook of this manga, the thing which is supposed to grab readers' attention. It's basically intended to be a constant source of irony and misunderstandings. And while I will admit that sometimes the obliviousness doesn't quite hit the right balance between dumb and funny, I do find several of the misunderstandings quite grin-inducing. Like, the way that Noru thought the toad-dragon was being transported as food (ch. 8). The series also has a few fights which are genuine, epic heart-punchers. Like, the moment when Ines realized that Noru was still fighting (ch. 7) was one such moment. And the clash against Sadou (ch. 10) was also pretty decent, largely because of the over-the-top backstory which was given to Sadou. As for the artwork, it's not the greatest. The movements and body positioning can feel stiff. There's "wig hair." There are subtly inconsistent proportions. Some of the characters (such as Rine and Ines) look a bit too similar. Also, a "Romance" tag? Mmm, might be a bit premature for that. As of now, there is zero romance within the story. [Reviewed at chapter 11]