My Civil Servant Life Reborn in the StrangWorld

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2022 Jun 06

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He was on his way to buy some beer to celebrate his acceptance as a civil servant when he was suddenly isekaid by truck-kun.

Reincarnated as Denburg Blade, the son of a legendary battle race chief, he caught demons at 8 years old and a dragon at 12 years old. Subjected to the spartan-style training of his muscular monster of a father, his daily life was inhuman.

I must leave this place that is far from peaceful!

Safety is the best! So, he chose to be a civil servant of the empire!

Can Denburg really become a civil servant and live the peaceful and stable life he wishes for?

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For people who says this doesnt have plot, I will say you are wrong. The main story has already started from the very first chapter. It is just that the main story telling is done in first point of view. I would say author already has a general plot in mind when starting the story but this isnt obvious at start.

The MC is part of the crow tribe, which is a very OP race that loves battle. Being his 2nd life,


MC just wants a peacefull life so he runs away seeking peace and tranquility. But eventually troubles comes knocking. Being one of the strongest and a part of the crow, he is caught up with troubles of the empire and his tribe.

I wont say this is the best masterpiece, but it is a well written story with things to criticize. For example, the author focused a lot on the MC and crow family. Other characters are kind of irrelevant in the long run. The mcs friends are just weaklings and doesnt affect the overall plot.

I gave this 3 stars so far, and trust me- thats generous. The story has an interesting premise outlined in the prologue, which is immediately ignored to deliver a pointless, multi-chapter runaway farce instead, continuing on to pointedly evade the prior promise of content...

The sister (Hestia) is actually kind of interesting. Honestly a few characters other than the MC show more depth/character in passing than the shallow, whiner, two-faced OP MC does on purpose. Even the father (made out to be a combat-junkie meathead) is actually revealed to be a caring, intuitive and wise leader (whom the Author/MC doesnt appreciate for advance the plot reasons).

The writing is grammatically professional for the most part. This may actually be due to the translator, but whatever...

A Let me tell you what I think is cool type of Gary Stu (wish fulfillment) story.

All the plot is forced. Yet another I titled this story, so stick around till I figure out how we get there pantser series.

A pantser is an author who makes up a story as they go along. A plotter plans things in advance. This author is 100% pantser from what Ive seen so far.

Story starts out ok (prologue, ch1), then goes into a drawn out runaway (escape from your caring family) arc. After that, its strung together random events like a weak D&D session.

Ok, You are in a new city, and have currency too high to spend... What do you do?

Down the street there appears to be a Jewelry store for nobles

(and so on... cliche alley brawl... cliche underworld connection... bring buy equipment for your adventure chapter... ugh. seriously- this all happens)

MC and his sister supposedly play multiple games of chess simultaneously- which should imply a deep level of strategizing, thinking ahead, and advance planning. That said, the MC also cant remember to bring a thick enough blanket in case it gets cold, or proper money to buy things with when needed...

Author has you read a chapter about MC opening a bank account. Almost 2 more are needed for him to rent a room. Then he robs a noble of all his wealth including a particular crown jewel. A chapter? Two? No. It happens in between two paragraphs. He admits to it (as narrator) after his roommate reads about it in the paper.

Yep- you read 27+ chapters leading up to him actually becoming a master thief like in the title, just to have it skipped over when it finally happened.

Wait- what? Civil Servant, not thief?

Well... hes become a thief for some reason.

Despite having a ton of money, and being under (lax) observation. Im sure theres a good reason...

MC is an idiot whos supposed to be smart. A whiny idiot apparently, because (again) connect the dots. Also, whenever the author gets bored, he makes the MC rude (in his head) to people (even when trying to be nice to him). So dumb and two faced... yeah- great protagonist...

MC is set up as someone who wants to live a safe life, but on one day he (himself) chooses to find & kill 40 demons within a few hours (as part of a different plan to facilitate his need to be safe).

Hey. If you can kill demons like others behead chickens- maybe you need to re-evaluate whats a danger to you...

Later, when MC is sitting in the rain because hes homeless due to badly managing his planning/finances, someone offers to help him, and all he does is think $hitty thoughts about the guy while literally planning to use him then ditch him later.

You have rare demon cores and platinum, and still you need to be $hitty? ok. Whatever...

Although the MC starts out seeming somewhat agreeable, by the time you get to around chapter 22, he reveals himself pretty clearly as someone who has contempt for, and uses others. This is a bit after hes already shown himself to be unappreciative, selfish, and able to casually throw away his family relations for ridiculous reasons. Well, thats not entirely true as he possibly plans on using his family connections later to get into the military (or in some other way use his uncle to his advantage)...

Being super rich, and having the opportunity to appreciatively pay back his prior benefactor with a lunch (at least) - the thought doesnt even cross his mind until he realizes he can use them to get more info. Only then does $hitty MC take out money to pretend to act like a human.

Painfully pretentious. Author makes excessive efforts to show how smart his characters are, by stringing together nonsense assumptions which are supposed to be logic from flimsy, conveniently presented clues.

MCs sister makes a bunch of deductions based off the fact that the idiot MC stole a thin blanket. Why its impossible for the MC to have acquire additional blankets from elsewhere I dont know, but the fact that the OP MC cant brave the cold and _must_ be comfortable... Why are these useful clues someone is able to make critical deductions off of? Not going to get into how hunting parties never overnight- so he cant possibly have proper equipment anyway, how the place he got the blanket from either only has a low number or they do inventory despite the assertion that everyone is a brainless combat junkie, how he knows absolutely no one he can borrow from... How there isnt a spell that he can keep warm with? How he got 4 spells of different properties to put together (somehow- in secret) to fly, but nothing can help him not freeze?

The given deduction is just conveniently conclusive, because have to show off how smart the sister is (though its really more how dumb the brother is).

Not even going to get into the horrible timing for his escape attempt (which the author tries to smooth over (explain away) later with some flimsy nonsense...)

The Runaway section is 13 chapters. You know whats normally interesting about runaways?

- What was crappy about their home life that they had to runaway. Usually physical, emotional or other (even worse) abuse. Being oppressed/controlled, etc.

- The interesting (or depressing) things they had to do in order to survive.

None of that is here. Hes not even a runaway (according to his own defense in the story)

- This MC is the chosen one (next tribal head), and doesnt appreciate it. Hes also apparently well treated and well regarded

- His escape is he just left- but the author makes a big thing of it like the MCs got a curfew and never leaves the house overnight/on a whim.

- His survival... Theres no stakes. He wants to leave for a dumb reason, to do something uninteresting, and at worst, hell be brought back to the family that he abandoned and be forced to have status, wealth, and responsibility.

Not even going to get into how he got a thousand+ people mobilized to look for his dumb ass- wasting their time & possibly endangering them because of his inability to properly talk to his father/be more clever.

Its overblown up nonsense entirely facilitated to create the (laughable) showdown between him and his sister- their lazily made-up battle of wits.

Its dumb. Hes also OP and has no perspective. He killed a dragon as a teen, but wants to leave his crazy (but close) family just to be safe (to forward the plot).

A$$pull power-up. MC conveniently gets more power/ability when needed to resolve issues. So many bull$hit explanations to plot resolutions & world canon.

You definitely better not think about how intercepting messenger hawks while supposedly fleeing ahead of your pursuers works (it doesnt) and definitely not about the rest of the change message content nonsense (flying costs magic- but not in retcon, fix my oversight mode- also, he is carrying the same writing utensil his sister is using to map things with? One that can be erased, right? Ok- whatever).

Obediently believe whatever the author tells you issupposedto make sense...

Economic system is made-up nonsense. Who the hell puts coins in circulation that are unrefined? Apparently iron doesnt rust- because its fine to make coins with? Ok, whatever...

Even worse, we get more author cant connect the dots bs here- as the MC walks into a high class jewelry store, and cant buy things with a single platinum coin. Oh, platinum is so valuable he could buy all the jewelry, and the store, and get change with it? Ok- so none of the jewelry is made with platinum? or gold? or silver? How big is this coin? What nonsense is this?

As a side note, Gold & Platinum have been pretty close in price, though the rates vary with the market. At one point Platinum was 2x the price of gold, and now (2021) gold is almost 2x the price of platinum (and has been more valuable for over 5 years).

Real world values can have nothing to do with fictional assertions- but that has nothing to do with they make jewelry from silver, gold, and platinum, right? which seems to not work here. Even if all the jewelry is only silver, if the currency rises by factors as high as 10 (which would be more nonsense as refining alone would be a 10x profiting process), all there needs to be is 1000 coins weight of refined silver jewelry in the shop to offset his platinum coin.

By the way, old silver quarters (US) weighed about.2 ounces. Platinum (at its highest) was at $2000 an ounce- so maybe a platinum coin could have been worth $1, 000 dollars (US) if it was 2.5x the weight/size for some reason.

Later on, the exchange rate is properly spelled out- its dumb:

Do notice the uselessly huge gap between refined bronze and silver, as well as the dumber one between gold & platinum. Any kingdom with an ounce of sense wouldnt do this- further, even if the materials are that valuable- size is controllable. There could be a small silver and a large silver (or other solutions) rather than a huge, useless gap where a person has to carry a ton of coins to get things done...

Worse, all that garbage just translates into some amount of pelks. So why isnt all the money just pelk denominations? In the US we call things dollars and cents. We dont call pennies coppers, ever, (though somehow nickels maintained the name though most people dont know why (and they too were alloyed with silver once)), and very few people know what dimes and above are made of (though they were once mostly silver)

Apparently. refining is where the money is at- god knows what it does to increase the value so much...

Anyway. Buying a whole store & contents? Ok- whatever- but definitely not ajewelry storeunless coin metal is different from jewelry metal or some other such nonsense. Is jewelry metal unrefined? Seems so. Makes no sense.

Bottom line? Author wanted topointlesslybrag some more and didnt doanyresearch or usecommon sense. For someone writing a story with two geniuses in it?... not very encouraging.

Even worse, it makes the MC look dumb. What genius cant properly prepare to purchase necessities? He even has the nerve to get snarky about it later when its explained to him- though he obviously didnt know better...

Also, youre crazy rich on top of everything else- but youhave torun away?

Excessive Narrative Speculation- Another I can take this story anywhere by talking in my head story. So much bias introduced into the story based on the constant onslaught of tone setting narration. If you want to see what I mean by this, read the story, paying attention only to things that actually happen- the rest is the MCs selfish delusions (cough... excuse me) -- the rest is the authors forced setting/tone.

Narrative Bragging (first time Ive used this one) - yes, the narration says a bunch of stuff that is really just bragging, but is presented as narration. This layers more ridiculous on top of this already over-the-top story. I wouldnt bother to note this (as many stories do this

Who are you explaining to? narration- author has MC narrating like hes talking to someone (the reader I guess) with no set-up/explanation. Does he have an imaginary friend? Is this an Epic where the MC is recalling his days of youth? No. Author just wants to do it this way because its easiest.

Lacks proper perspective/depth: Im writing this now, so even though the MCs lived here for 16 years, and supposedly is 40+ years smart, hell have to discover everything

along with the reader as the story progresses.

This is one of the worst pantser story problems, where they fail to realize that convenient writing and character knowledge dont always run side-by-side. You cant just make up all your random $hit at will and expect that it wont impact your story cohesiveness/world canon. You really stayed on the outskirts of humanity for years and showed NO CURIOSITY AT ALL about the way things go in the city? Its not like you have an organization in your tribe to actually visit, deal, and negotiate with them regularly, so... NO, WAIT- thats exactly what you have! How could you not have talked them to death? Got them to buy you books? etc.? This is why pantser stories suffer so often. Author focus is elsewhere, so implications, ramifications & logic/balance are totally overlooked.

Lazy plotting (if it can be called that) :

Conveniently a bunch of lucky things happen, and now the story can progress quickly (despite how unlikely it is).

Chapter 19 is where the MC looks for thugs so he can get help to forge an ID (because hide my identity is a needed cliche). Casually wrecking a few thugs (leaving them to possibly die) he gets lead to a thug barfront by the last, terrified thug (who quickly runs away) - and proceeds to luckily perform this is the pass-code to meet the hidden leader accidentally. Worse, he then proceeds to circumvent magic casually, and subsequently request a bunch of things he needs, which are all near immediately delivered despite the factno one should want exactly what he asked for but him. Yep, they also forge IDs, but seems hell need to do the magic himself, because (as professionals) they havent deciphered the protections (despite it kind of being their job/area of expertise) -- but the MC? Hes sure he can do it as he casually looked at an ID for a minute or so, and I guess this is similar to... something he learned while sitting in a remote village, wishing he had a desk job?.

Oh, sorry- just more Im this powerful, let me show off nonsense. At this point I would have preferred if he could have whittled it by hand alone like he started out to do...

Cliches- A bunch of them, strung together.

After ch 20, Plotting is whatever pop-up events the author is running with that day... (incohesive hodge podge). Lots of trivial minutia handled as if this were suddenly a slice of life story- only without any aspect of interesting character interaction or development. Each chapter makes a big thing out of trite events that could be a paragraph if not a sentence instead of the whole chapter/half chapter it turns out to be instead.

We rode on a train. We went to the bank and I opened an account with my fake ID and didnt get caught. I went to the realtor to find a place. (etc.)

Now these could actually be interesting, but the author makes it clear the MC doesnt want anything to do with people, and is just doing things on his way to his safe civil servant life. Nothing special really happens. These are all just opportunities to describe the world (mostly close to modern in many respects, but uses magic instead of tech), thus allowing the illusion of story progress, while (more importantly) increasing word count...

Sister is named Hestia (virgin Goddess of the Hearth (Greek)).

Brothers are Galahad and Gawain (King Arthur & Knights of the Round Table (English))

Wanna-be Empire over-throwers are random zodiac signs (Scorpion, Libra, etc. (Babylonian))

Just all random whatever the author (or translator maybe) thinks is cool.

I like Naruto as much as the next guy- but who cares about/remembers Itachi? (the tag-on traitor big brother/murder of crows of the less cared about traitor Sasuke/giant hand winged freak) ? Not even going to rail on about Jojos Bizarre Adventure, just wondering why the author thinks the audience should know these things...

Cramming Fus Ro Dah into your story because you think its cool?... Yeah, whatever. Too bad it totally doesnt fit with anything else done so far.

Nothing. Even for yet another Im so powerful, woe is me story, this doesnt do anything notably different or well.

to keep reading this in case it gets better. Honestly, the authors tone is pretty much set- so Im probably wasting my time-- but lets hope Im wrong...

I give every novel about 5~10 chapters to see if it is really good or just shit. There is a very good chance if a novel is on Webnovel website, it will have low rating. And if it is a Wuxiaworld novel, it will have a higher rating. Now I aint saying all the novels are like that but most of them do. Somehow this novel slipped through my pre-check. I see many reviewers coming in to save the day in here. Kindly check their other reviews and you can


spot a pattern here. I am not pointing fingers at any particular, do your own research, But I have already highlighted many reviewers on this site and try to avoid the novels that are highly promoted by them.

Translation quality = 5/5, the translation is done smoothly, as far as I have read, there havent been any weird words, in my book that is good enough.

First Arc = 0/5, the most interesting part of the novel is usually the start. HAHAHA, its pure shit. The reasoning and everything that is said is much fking forced. The story is too dragged out even in something so small, I dont know how it will turn out later.

The MC = 0/5, hmm... I hate whiners. Let me say this, the MC is a basic b*tch. I like goody too shoes MC, I like edgy MC, I like I will kill your whole clan bcoz you looked at my funny MC, what I dont like is that MC acting like a third rate character and act like a little b*tch, when they just a low level thug in their mind.

This novel has a very good premise, I thought that it would be somewhat like the movie 300, turns out its more like the parody that came out for it but without the comedy. No jokes hit, the scenes are verrrrrrrrrrrrry dragged out.

Okay so this is the first time Im actually spending a bit of my esteemed effort and I cant still believe Im doing it just to make a rant. In any case, I was initially attracted to the storyline of the earlier chapters.

The dynamics between the characters (especially MC and his sister) is pretty good actually, and I was really hooked on the runaway arc (the 1st chapters arc) because it did actually portrayed a very interesting turn of events.I did felt the sentiment that our MC must be quite an intelligent person from how he played that 9-dimensional chess with her sibling, and I had hoped to see more of this.HOWEVER. Right so umm, time passed by and things happened and we get to learn more about our mcs personality and stuff, and like Im only in 30th something chapter and judging by the novel info this book is actually pretty long, but Im already hating him. He is so dreadfully immature, insensitive, self-centered, and its like hes innately a mean person? I mean, I can ignore the part where he leaved his village (despite getting selected as his fathers successor) because as he said, he wants a peaceful life. But stealing from other people is simply rude. The book seemed (imo only) to be justifying his actions by having the victims corrupt nobles or something (lol I forgot already) but does it make things any better. Dude hes got plenty of platinum bars already! Also right, he did justified his actions by portraying his stealing as a way to distract these guys (??? An organisation that deals with the kingdoms money and stuff) that he was simply pissed off because I forgot the reason but I remembered it was pretty childish, and ah, he also made this distractions to steal something like the answer keys to their civil exam thingy. So he did all that stuff just to cheat? (And I also found it bothering that he is always so edgy with the guy whos trying to be nice with him, and keeps calling him a sucker meh)

Ughh so what I wanted to say is that I might be overreacting with these kinds of stuff, and you are free to try this novel out. It has humor, enough worldbuilding, and justifiable expositions that might keep the readers entertained. I may be wrong about my rant actually since Im just on chap 34, but the way things are appearing, I cant just bring myself to like the protagonist.

Its fun novel that made me laugh almost from the start. Please dont start reading with expecting some deep dark drama here. You should read it if you need light humor.

People have given bad reviews beckause they find some situations here impossible in reality. Well I have to agree that this cant happen like it does in the novel but thats really not the purpose of this story. There is reason why this novel has comedy tag on it!

MC is reborn with memorys from his last life in modern Korea


and just wants to make true his last life wish to have safe life as civil servant. But beckause of his new family he ends up as very op battle race person who has not gone out of his op family/town mountin where magic is unstable and supressed. He is very smart (magican in a warior town) whi has issues beckause his dream and his reality cant mix. Also the last 16 years living in battle village has changed his habits from norm.

Now how he goes about stubornly still working to make his last life dream come true is really funny. In the end even empires leaders have a headache beckause of him.

In his home town he could not use magick freely and all everyday stuff is 100 more durable. Outside of the mountin he is like elephan in porcelan shop and has to learn deal down stenght and magic. So he is op but cant use his max strenght easily untill he adjusts. Lot of people forget this fact and get mad that he does not win all stuff with one swing of his hand. Updated at chapter 111:

Now the novel quality is not very stable - at least for me. It has several arcs. Some follow side characters not MC. For me its bit distractive. I was even little disapointed for a time. But its shaking up agen and now later chapters are good agen. So if you feel that the novel gets booring you can skip that arc and read on as it gets back on track after it. So even if I may not like all the arcks I just have to read this one to the bitter end as some parts of it truly deserve 5 stars.

Despite being a Korean novel, its basically one of those Japanese isekai novels where the MC is overpowered beyond belief and just wants to live a peaceful life, but doesnt know common sense in the world, blah blah. Theres some wacky hijinks and concealing power and whatnot, but overall the novel has very little plot and is just light-hearted comedy.

Whether you like this or not depends on whether you like that kind of novel and that comedy. For me, it was just kind of meh. I read it, it was


ok, I guess. Author likes to make pop culture references, too. This comes off as a bit cringey. Shouting Fus Ro Dah when firing magic, stuff like that.

I still cant quite understand why MC is trying to be a civil servant (from what I can tell, he didnt particularly like it in his past life, anyway... he mentioned how he didnt actually like doing papers). His defining traits are his OP-ness, modern-ness (meaning, being from modern times), his smartness, and his desire to be a civil servant. Unfortunately, MCs inner monologues meant to show off how relatably modern he is also come off as a bit whiny and entitled.

As the story goes on, it gets more and more evident that its not really meant to be taken seriously:

MC forgets to bring blankets, and the money he brought with him is too valuable to buy things normally (each coin is worth like a billion dollars or something). How did he forget about this? He was in a hurry or something, I dunno.

MC decides to be an undercover thief and steal valuable things from important people. Why? For the hijinks and politics, of course. What happened to wanting a peaceful life? Uhhh...

MC decides to cheat on the civil servant exam. Why? Because he doesnt want to score too high on it. But if hes smart enough to know the answers, cant he just get some wrong on purpose? Uhhh...

More characters are added. Each has only a few defining characteristics, which isnt a bad thing, but they dont really have interesting interactions with each other. They also feel a bit cheap and cliche: the one dude who looks old but is young, the overly nice guy whos also super dense, the nice guys sister whos an extreme cynic, the naive shy guy who wants to be a knight, etc.

MC can magically decipher and forge IDs. Technically this should be very complicated, but of course MC can easily learn how to do it by looking at it for a bit. Yeah, hes

I mean, overall if your suspension of disbelief allows you to brush over all those, its not too bad. But I guess mines not that strong. Its ok, but feels slightly forced.

First of all, I would like to say I mostly agree with the comment by bloggbigg who wrote an entire bible to simply say I didnt like the novel. As I rather not type out a bible Ill settle for a more digestible version of sorts.

The title is known as My Civil Servant Life Reborn in the Strange World, which might imply our protagonist trying to escape from his predicament of a dangerous life to a more stable cushy government job.

The main issue I had with this whole novel was


your protagonist started out as a level-headed talented individual who just wants to get away from a dangerous environment and live out his life as a government servant to being quote Borderline sociopathic. There is a difference between a carefree person and an as*hole on a power trip. Clearly, our protagonist is the latter. He has little to no conscience and will do as he pleases with absolutely no regard and consideration to the well-being of others. I would not have minded if the character had a reason for being so or his alignment was evil from the start but he just comes off abruptly all of sudden as an unlikeable character out of nowhere.

Anyways back to the main story if there was one, if the story from the start to the end was likened to a straight line, you would have a bunch of scattered sticks pointing in roughly the general direction. The author likes to include many side stories, but they all dont tie together well enough or serve a singular purpose of building up to something greater, neither were they written well enough to serve as an explanation or depiction of the l