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Tsuki Ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu (月が導く異世界道中) Web Novel Review

Tsuki Ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu (月が導く異世界道中) Web Novel Review
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tsuki Ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu (月が導く異世界道中) Cover

Web Novel Details

Associated Names : Moon-led Journey Across Another World, TsukiMichi, 月が導く異世界道中, 月光下的异世界之旅
Type : Web Novel
Language : Japanese
Translated Language : English             
Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Harem, Shounen 
Year : 2013
Translated Chapters So Far : 353/415 Chapters  (On-Going)

Synopsis

High school student Misumi Makoto is called into a fantasy world by the god Tsukuyomi, in order to be a hero. However, the Goddess ruling the world isn’t as thrilled to have him there and kicks him to the edge of the world. Tsukuyomi declares that Makoto is free to find his own way after Makoto is abandoned by the other Goddess. Now it’s up to Makoto to find his own way.

Review

This novel is about an average high-schooler who is above? average in archery. One day he is thrown into a room with Moon-Bro, where said MoonGod-Bro explains that his parents are from a different world and was transported to Earth by the Bug at the cost that one day she would take one of their children. Our 'average joe' MC takes the responsibility in place of one of his sisters and agrees to be transported, leaving letters for his family before leaving. Once he gets there the Bug throws him to the edge of the world for not being 'pretty'. MoonGod-Bro saves him and explains to him that humans have super strength in this world and gives him some of his own powers in place of the Bug's "blessing". Giving our MC most of his power causes MoonGod-Bro to fall into a deep sleep, so we probably will not see him again TT-TT.

That is basically it, the rest follows his travels in this new world. His interactions with his little 'family' will keep you laughing. It is pretty easy-going until these later chapters where he interacts with politics and c*ap. Now let us get to some problems I have seen other people complain about.

1. His Harem

THERE IS NONE!!!! This is the most annoying thing about people, they are trying to press romance into something that has no romance. Do you see that harem genre up there? I have been battling with it this whole time, I delete it, and it reappears! Why will it not go away? Back to the topic, girls being thrown at him? WHO!?!? The 2 friends on earth that confessed were reasonably turned down because he wanted to take it slow and love them before going out. He was not being a p*ssy, he simply did not like them and turned them down, LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. The sister that looked like one of the said friends at the border town? Why would he suddenly have romantic feelings for this random person that 'resembled' someone he did not like? She did not even think of him in that way, and why would she? Again, he is just some random person. Even after he saved her and her sister, she probably saw him as some OP savior, and that she would strive to reach his OPness.

They were quickly separated and have not met since. The library woman and her waiter sister? Okay, that librarian has some mental problems (the first impression, do not take me seriously) and is going through a lot of stuff right now. I think she is thinking of her kingdom instead of romance with some suspicious teacher that saved her. And in a recent chapter, she completely disregarded trying to 'seduce him if push comes to shove'. Her sister is also barely mentioned. The only possible ones are his 2 female followers, and there is no romance to be seen! He sees them as his wonky sisters and has never, I repeat, NEVER, even THOUGHT of touching them (if my memory serves me)! How many times does the MC have to say it! I will admit, the girls are throwing themselves at him, but they do not seem to be in LOVE with him. Tomoe enjoys watching his memories, so she decided to follow him, and Mio simply loves the taste of his blood. They spent time together and have grown a tight bond, so they love and protect each other, but they are not in love. 

Tsuki Ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu (月が導く異世界道中) cover

Yes, they would jump at the idea of doing it with him, but when they interact in later chapters they seem more like a goofy family than a harem (especially with Shiki). There is simply no way a relationship can come out of it because he just does not want to, and he makes it obvious. AND THAT IS FINE!!! I love the way they interact as is, it is simple and easy. People say he is spinless, just leading them on, but the way he deals with them is the way a normal person would deal with those wacky people, bush it off or simply laugh. And some people tend to forget, HE IS A NORMAL PERSON!! Not some smart super-spy, not some incredible strategist thinking of the next move, not some sexually-frustrated pervert that does it with everyone he sees. He deals with things the way a sheltered high-schooler would, making him seem dense and plain at times, but it is natural because he is NORMAL.

2. He Is OP But Does Not Use It

In what way would he use it? Again, he is a NORMAL person, young and naive too. He does not need to use his power, he does not need to kill people. Let him stay his peaceful self, it is a bit of a change from the usual 'kill, kill, kill' other powerful people do. And yes, on those rare occasions he fights, it is AMAZING! But if it gets too big, it will ruin the whole laid-back aura this novel gives off.

3. Where Is The Plot?

Hahahaha, you came for the plot? Awwww, you are just too funny, I think I am crying. Sarcasm aside, there really is no end goal. It is just our MC living as a merchant/teacher while having his servants deal with whatever interests them. Mio loves cooking, yes, she got into it for the MC, but she really enjoys eating and making food (me). Tomoe deals with their world, but she seems to like it because she wants to make it an old-fashioned Japan. Shiki follows the MC around, taking care of the shop, and helping with the lectures, helping himself to the vast knowledge of the library (total bookworm). Why did I just tell you about what his servants do, because THEY are the reason most people are reading this! They are the most interesting part. I guess the plot is getting thicker because of.

But none of that really matters to me. I AM HERE FOR THE COMEDY, THE COMEDY!!! Really, my best ending is the MC beating the shiz out of the Bug, becoming a god, ruling Azora with his 3 immortal generals, and marrying MoonGod-Bro. (Last part is probably not going to happen) For all you plot-loving people, never fear! There is probably an intricate plot that will take the author a long time to unfold, so for now just go with the flow and enjoy the side characters.

4. MC's naiveté

Yes, he is naive, very naive, so naive you could rip your hair out when
I cannot defend him here, if I say 'he is just some normal, sheltered kid thrown into some situation', that would be refuted, so there you have it..... nothing to say. Personally, I enjoy this idiotic naiveté, it gives the story more 'upfh' (couldn't find a better word). The author is making it very clear that there will be character development, making the transition from naive kid to a BA anti-hero more looked forward to than a smart guy to a BA anti-hero because the cause of the change will be more severe (mwahaha). And the arguments in the comments are amazing after

So, I have no qualms with the way things are going. It is clearly going to get better, so just wait it out. I didn't like the tournament ark that much because it isn't giving Tomoe, Mio, and Shiki enough family (comedy) time with MC, but it is putting things into motion. There were many times after a chapter that I would agonize over the cliff I was abruptly thrown off of, and then go to the comments and enjoy watching others agonize too (mwahaha, squirm intellectual vermin, SQUIRM! MWAHAHA). *Ahem* Excuse me, no more writing comments after 10.

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  1. Wow..aku angkat tangan! 🤣 Hehe.. Maafkan, sdh lama ga baca novel, dan memahami novel bergenre seperti ini -in English, lagi..- sungguh menguras energi. 🙏🙏🙏

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