Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles - Reviews

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Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
Ant1989's avatar
Jul 9, 2021

The story begins interesting, but it falls flat with the characters. The main character is a Mary Sue. Despite all the bad luck, he solves everything easily, is loved by everyone, even people he has just met, he's a perfect man, kind and humble, always apologizing and thanking. Even people who hate humans, love him, and if they don't love him, they are bad people. 

The villains are also unidimensional. They are bad because they are bad and have villain's faces. 

Side characters are also unidimensional. They love Rio and are saved by him, and that's all there's to them. 

Another problem is that there's no main cast, Rio travels around and doesn't keep a party with him, changing the characters he interacts with all the time. 

I read 28 chapters and despite the beginning having setting up a nice story, the characters ruin it. 

3/10 story
7/10 art
2/10 characters
4/10 overall
d3Xt3rnz's avatar
Sep 2, 2023

[Reviewed at Chapter 49]

This isn't a typical cliché isekai - MC's old memories are merged into the new body, but he strongly identifies with his new body/identity and not his old one. Unfortunately, the story is full of annoying characters and unrealistic plot developments, which makes it annoying to read.

The biggest issue I have with this manga is how spineless and stupid all the characters are. For instance, the MC is accused of throwing a princess off a cliff, but even though the princess herself says that the MC didn't do it, no one believes her - and what's more, she doesn't do much to stand up for him, even though she saved her life, at the risk of his own life. This sort of stuff goes on constantly. 

Later, the MC runs into a person who also potentially transmigrated from Japan, and although he couldn't have had a chance to meet this person, he completely ignored them and just moved on. I mean, wouldn't you want to meet that person and find out how they came to this world etc?

Then there's the the issue of the characters, including the MC, not being honest with their feelings, and as a result, cause missed connections, unnecessary heartache and misunderstandings etc. 

Overall, there's a lot of potential here, as this isn't an overly-clichéd isekai, but sadly the unrealistic and annoying characters, plus the excessive harem-isation makes this a very annoying manage to read.

4/10 story
6/10 art
2/10 characters
4/10 overall
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KenzieeBear's avatar
Apr 10, 2023

Oh boy, is this one a mess. Firstly, I want to address the art: it does not fit the tone of the story it's trying to convey. It's childish and it's impossible to tell these characters even aged! There's a 5 year time skip and they all still have very rounded faces despite being in their late teens. Why are they all so stick thin despite being in their teens? Also why does a malnourished child have abs? 

Story: It's bad. It's really, really bad. It's trying to be political but it's impossible to take anyone seriously with how incompetent these people are. They really think a 12 year old from the slums took a hostage? There were literally dead bodies strewn about the house and you place the blame on a malnourished child? Don't get me wrong, I can understand having a suspicion that the kid may be involved, but to solely put it all on him is bonkers.

Characters: They all suck. Bland, one note personalities and they're written for fodder, but as far as I got, that wasn't the case. Shocked they lived through being attacked by monsters given their lack of competence.

Additional notes: Why is this creepy middle aged guy having a literal 12 year old teach kids that are her age? So what if she's a prodigy? She would not have the mental maturity to handle that kind of stuff. Being academic smart doesn't suddenly make you mature.

Also, why does no one believe the second princess? She's the one who was in the situation, but others act like she's delusional or something.

It's a bad series. Don't read it, unless that's your thing.

2/10 story
4/10 art
2/10 characters
2/10 overall
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klechaandrice777's avatar
Jul 7, 2021

La historia es una mierda, un chico que fue torturado por personas de la realeza de rey y que encima el chico perdona al rey ada a cagar que mierda la verdad, antes de eso lo culpan por secuestrar a las princesas cuando en verdad la estava salvando ada a cagaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar manga de mierda

1/10 story
2/10 art
1/10 characters
1.1/10 overall