Re:Monster Manga Review

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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*

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26 thoughts on “Re:Monster Manga Review

  1. I read this one after Goblin Slayer. I was just looking for something weird and entertaining. It definitely gave me that. I do like that it makes fun of a bunch of fantasy tropes. It’s actually a lot of fun to read. I think i read all 29 chapters in a day. It is not something to take seriously though. I’m pretty sure the main goal is just have fun and laugh at it’s absurdity.

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      1. Oh yea he was. But for some reason it kind of worked in a comedic sense. He was like don’t just rape these girls. Let me drug them first and make them want it then it’s ok.

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      2. It’s kind of like Batman’s message to Robin in the Batman Forever. He tells him don’t kill Two Face. Then he absolutely murders Two Face. It’s basically only I kill around here.

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      3. Honestly it’s actually so absurd I’m still waiting for updates. It’s definitely a guilty pleasure manga. That’s what I’d classify it as. It’s funny in an absurd way but you want to know just absurd it can get.

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      4. I can’t believe my friend made me read this absurd manga but it was interesting though I stopped reading at the part where he turned hypocritical. It’s like my mind can’t take it anymore.

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      5. It’s definitely not for everyone. It’s also more like something you read after you finish all your other monthly reads. I am actually curious how they plan to keep this fresh and interesting.

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      6. I don’t see how it can run for a long time. It’s got like 29 chapters. Maybe it can go for another 10 to 20. That’s assuming they do something original and he doesn’t just become a devil and rule a rapey world. Though I have to admit I’d read something like that if the whole world became that absurd.

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      7. I think that could work if it focused on the absurd part. And kind of joked about him needing to keep his harem small. I suppose it could also end with him ruling a kingdom size territory.

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      8. That part I am not picky on since it’s an absurd power. Stronger and weaker from it. Though it’s never mentioned if the weaknesses are temporary or not. I’d assume they are if they playing by video game rules. Which they seem to be.

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      9. i assuming it’s supposed be like an absurd commentary on a video game protagonist. But you start off as a goblin and not a hero. Which video game protagonists themselves are OP often and sleep with everyone. I suppose if you were a cliche video game villain you’d also be rapey.

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      10. Like if you want to see a toned down version of something similar with no rape check out the anime Disgaea. It’s based on a fantastic game of the same name. I don’t think it has a manga but it might by now. You basically follow Prince Laharl after he wakes up from a 2 year sleep as he claims the title of Overlord. So it’s just as absurd and funny but not rapey.

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      11. it was actually a really smart, funny game. It played up the demon parts while not crossing any lines since it was rated E. The anime is just as cute and funny. It’s also hilarious to see heroes try and stop the Prince in the name of justice.

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