Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲) Web Novel Review

Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲)

Web Novel Details

Novel Title : Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku
Associated Names : Death Marching to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Desumachi, デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲, 从死亡之旅开始的异世界狂想曲, 爆肝工程師的異世界狂想曲
Type : Web Novel
Language : Japanese
Translated Language : English             
Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Shounen, Slice Of Life 
Year : 2013
Translated Chapters So Far : Volume 8 Chapters 14/Volume 17 (On-Going)


Suzuki, an adult programmer, suddenly notices that he’s been thrown into a different world while wearing casual clothes at level 1. He gained high levels and treasures after using the 3 times use-disposable-magic, Meteor Shower, at once. After that, he intends to do different world “sightseeing tours”?.

He meets 3 beast girls, beautiful purple and black-haired sisters, and an eccentric blonde-haired elf girl along with various people during his trip. Although there are occasional fighting with demons and demon lords, this is a heartwarming fantasy story at heart.


Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲) Cover

A lot of people seem to hate Death March because it's "cool" to hate on the long-running popular stuff. But overall it is a pretty interesting story. There are ups and downs here and there but overall the characters are pretty fleshed out and well done with their unique personalities. If you like an adventure with a casual slice of life and OP MC, this is a must-read. Seriously.

Now then to address the complainers:

  1. There are some complaining that there is a lack of a plot, but that is not true. The plot is just nothing grand like going to kill the demon king or etc. It is pretty sad when we devolve to needing the plot spoon-fed to us like a child. The plot of Death March is pretty simple, the MC ended up in a new world and goes to discover and learn about the world, how he got there while at the same time enjoying himself. There are also plenty of sub-plots in each volume. There is also nothing wrong with the setting. Remember this novel category is Slice Of Life.
  2. The MC has plenty of reasons for not wanting to stand out. Initially, his plan was since he doesn't know how this world works, it makes the most sense not to stand out until he learns all the details. Which is the smart thing to do. As it goes on and MC gets a better understanding of the world and his power, the MC decides to keep his strength hidden in order to protect the girls. While he is very powerful, he couldn't be everywhere at the same time and the girls could be used as hostages or etc against him. So he chose to let them gain strength and fame so that no one would think about messing with them. And since they think he is their weak point, all the plots would go against him instead of directly at them. After they become strong enough, he has no problem revealing that he is strong.
  3. Just because the MC reincarnated into a 15-year-old does not mean he should act like one. There is nothing wrong with him acting like an adult. And by the way, if you didn't notice, the MC is into older women. It isn't even about morals but his preferences. And just because someone loves the MC does not mean he should automatically love them back. He also does go after someone romantically and seriously (100.000-year-old high elf). I will also remind you as far as brothel goes, there is a big difference between love and sex. Or are you saying he should make out with the 14-year-old even if he doesn't love them in that way?
  4. I am not a big fan of too much focus on cooking either, but it's not too bad. And last I checked it is Fantasy, Action, Adventure, and Slice of Life. Not sure how some miss that genre and complain about it having a Slice of Life.
  5. They don't particularly go too deeply into the system, but there is no indicator that it is bugged. Things have skill point values, and depending on the difficulty, things have different values. I will also remind you that killing monsters is NOT the only way to level up, it is just the fastest way to level up. Arisa leveled up without killing a single monster simply through reading. I am sure there are other ways to level up as well.
  6. Being 250 levels above is not the be end-all, skills and having combat experience are also a huge factor (which is explained later on if you bothered to read). To give an example with the demon, he had a Petrify ability. The MC was lucky he resisted due to the higher level, but the possibility of him not resisting was not 0. To say he had no risk to himself is nonsense. Even people who played video games know there are skills that can cause instant death even if your char is a higher level. When you don't know all the rules of the world and your life is at stake, of course, you would be cautious. And him hesitating is perfectly normal, stop thinking about novels and video games and think about real life. If a giant demon who can wipe out an army appears in front of you, even if I tell you to go in there it can't hurt you, you would still hesitate as hell while pissing in your pants.
  7. Every female does not exist to fall in love with the MC, and every male char does not exist to make the MC look cool. There are plenty of females who do not like or hate the MC. That said, the MC is very popular, and for good reason. He is a popular noble akin to a war hero. And he is filthy rich. Every character has growth during this series, even side characters who have no importance in the future which most novels wouldn't even bother covering, the author still provides their growth and stories in the intermissions.
  8. The level he got was 310, not 3000 something. And how he killed them was explained, Meteor Strike as per developer notes was added as a 3-time use to wipe out the entire map, no questions asked. If the dragon god was sleeping, he would easily be wiped out due to the inherent ability of the spell. Not sure what you mean by 2 lolis and 1 normal girl and decided to raise them as pets, but if you mean the beastkin, they were s*aves, so it takes time to adjust them to living more normally. Overall though he treated them like his children, not pets. But he does acknowledge their beastkin natures as well.
  9. It is sad when people read too many novels and lose their sense of realism. It is unrealistic for the MC to not save everyone just because he can? Really? So you are saying the MC should just turn into a robot and become a s*ave of justice doing nothing but saving everyone? He is a human being who wants creature comforts and enjoys life, and him not taking any risks is BS. In an unknown world, risks can appear from anywhere. He learned that the hard way when a dragon bit through all his defenses. He saves the people he can save, but at the same time, he still wants to maintain his own life. You can save a lot of lives in Africa by donating the majority of your salary and just living on the basics, it poses no risk to you, and yet I don't see anyone doing that... why not? It is unrealistic that you choose not to save people when you easily can! Oh, wait... please stop pretending with the BS of what is realistic and what isn't.


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