Tomokui Kanata has been re-incarnated in the weakest goblin, named Goburou, after having undergone an unfortunate death. However Goburou has retained his previous life’s memories, an unusual evolution, as well as becoming strong enough to gain status boosts from eating. In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, events unfold with competent subordinates and comrades, delightful case of the tail-wagging dog… Finally a manga that breaks out of the mainstream “human” hero/antihero genre, and lets us focus on a monster as main protagonist. RE:Monster is a fantasy RPG manga that centers on Goblinrou as the main protagonist, a human reincarnated as a goblin. He has to learn the harsh life of being a monster and evolving to bigger hights as he gains that valuable exp.
The story in itself is a bit mainstream like most rpg genre these days, one that would be closest to this one would be the manga “The Gamer” for the RPG element and “Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu” for the reincarnation part. But in in its base it still a story of a growing monster. It has mature elementes with killing and suggestive themes. So it is a shounen manga tipping over to seinen.
If you’re looking for something deep, then this is definitely not the manga for you. It has an interesting premise and fairly decent art, but is crippled by the characters, lack of story, and harem bait. The main character Rou is too OP to take seriously. His personality was interesting to begin with, but slowly devolved into wish fulfillment character he has very sketchy views on morality. The rest of the characters aren’t all that special either. The harem he has is mostly forgettable personality wise. Literally, their characters are cliche cardboard cut outs who do nothing to enhance the plot, save Mi. I liked Kichi and E, but they are not the main focus of the series. In short, if you don’t like wish fulfillment fantasy that revolved around an OP main character, then this is probably not the manga for you.
With that being said, I do enjoy reading it for fun, but I have to turn my brain off first. There really isn’t an ongoing story as far as I can tell (might be different for the Light Novel) and it mostly seems to equates to Rou spending his days either fighting, eating, or spending time with his harem…………………………… I have nothing to say…this may be because it’s pass 12 am…*wee*