Anthony has been reborn! Placed into the remarkable game-like world of Pangera.
However, something seems a little off. What's with these skills? Bite? Dig?
I've been reborn as a WHAT?!
Follow Anthony as he attempts to adjust to his new life, to survive and grow in his new Dungeon home!
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Let me clarify. Our dear rhinoceros of an author wanted to make a simple fun story that doesn't get too heavy. The main character is supposed to be kind of ridiculous and idiotic. He wanted a yandere shadow blob and all the insanity that these texts contain. It's clearly a story that doesn't take itself too seriously. But it should still be awesome with cool power ups and evolution because litrpg.
There are a lot of benefits and demerits to this, mostly shown in how I rated this story.
1. It's an easy read. If you like the story at the start and the beginning of a colony you'll like it now, 700+ chapters in. It's a simple story with clear and definite progression but the tone doesn't really shift.
2. The characters are likeable and since they aren't complicated it's easy enough to go with the flow of the story.
3. It's like popcorn, you don't come here for a 3 course meal, you come here for the popcorn. I. E. Its a simple story which has it's own enjoyment.
4. The evolutions are pretty cool.
1. There is no real character progression in terms of personality. The simple characters don't truly grow as people. They just evolve to get stronger. So if you find the stupid decisions jarring it won't get any better.
2. the story is also very linear and simple. You know what is being aimed for and what is going to be the end result. These filler arcs about the world and it's politics can feel boring if you're here for a more power fantasy type story, this feels slice of life-ey even though it isn't.
3. Because it's popcorn it feels like alot of potential is lost (I feel just as much is gained) and when you're looking for something to sink your teeth into you just get popcorn. With butter and salt. Which is nice but it's no steak with chips and veg.
Now I'm hungry. I'll end the review here. Bye
Some of these reviews man. Aren't doing this story justice. I hesitated on reading this for a while because a few reviews said that it was non-stop DBZ action with no plot. Now I'm a shounen junkie myself, but DBZ is too much for me. I need some sustenance with my action. Man was I glad those reviews were wrong. I had some much fun reading about Anthony and his family. Was there a bunch of action? Yes. Did I enjoy myself? Heck yeah! It's a light hearted story with its tense moments. The overarching story is intriguing and the side characters were fleshed out enough that I actually enjoyed the different POV chapters(Wild right?). I inhaled all 700+ chapters and now I'm all caught up. ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ )‧º·˚ You may take this review with a grain of salt since I will acknowledge that I have a weakness for non-human leads and monster evolutions. FOR THE COLONY!!!!!!
5x a week chapters - consistent
Few major errors in grammar / spelling
Plot points are rough - Author spends too much time on daily battles
--- most of story has been New Animal, I can't fight it, I fight it, I win, I eat it, I get stronger (repeat, repeat, repeat)
Where it has improved is in the world building. The touches on the larger society flesh things out more and frankly its the saving grace of the series. Characterisation is solid - not the best - but very good for RR.
4 Stars for RR. Could be 5 stars if he got a solid editor
One of the best stories with non-humanodal, non-bipedal MC where author delivers and don't go hiatus after 20 chapters on his readers. And updates daily. And probably the only one story where monster MC strives for community rather being loner.
I'm mentioning it, because writing story fantasy story with human MC using western'ish culture is easy. Authors have entire legacy of literature, stereotypes, values to back on. But writing story about other species that is not elves, dwarfes or other bipedals is really hard without going into bull*** or burning out after few chapters.
If you like non-human leads, Litrpg, isekai or simply a good fiction, and you have come to the right place. This is actually the first story I read on RR and one of the reasons why I usually prefer non-human MC's, the progression of the story is pretty great, and it also updates frequently. You will probably find it very entertaining to read.
This story starts out with an unholy trinity:
- Text size that jumps like crazy included words pasted in a completely different font size
- Many mistakes where the wrong word was used (someone played stick the pin in the donkey with Word spell checker)
- Quite a few number mistakes
Despite this hot mess, it's a great story. After 200 chapters the unholy mess becomes a minor mess, and after about 400 chapters there aren't many mistakes anymore.
There is an author's note from 7 months ago saying that he would clean up the initial chapters, but it seems he has forgotten that project. He really ought to throw some money at a freelancer to help clean it up since he can't find time to do so.
I'll try to keep this short.
Chrysalis is a pretty interesting transmigration novel that manages to elude any of my attempts to rate it. It starts off with a distinctly Japanese light novel feel*, before branching off into a somewhat unique tale of a giant monster ants rise to power.
Having binge read all 482 or so pages already released of it, I fail to put into words what kept me from dropping this novel to go to bed.
The plot while interesting, often comes off as decidedly average. The first-person presentation of the novel leaves us rooming with Anthony, a roommate partial to bouts of rampant annoyance. And whilst not rife with them, the novel does have it's fair share of spelling and grammar errors (not anything immersion breaking, mind you)
And yet, there's just something charming about this novel I can't quite put into words. Almost like a younger sibling, you're left unable to ignore its frequent and annoying faults, but something about the way it all comes together just leaves you smiling with a warm feeling in your heart.
Chrysalis. the tale of Anthony the ant. It's not going to win any awards, but it's an interesting read I wholeheartedly recommend you give a try
Just be a little patient with the first few chapters, those honestly are a bit of a slog, even on a second pass.
A fun afternoon of reading, except for the formatting problems. The font size changes every couple of chapters, even when the override formatting option is turned on. Can adjust manually, but it's still an unnecessary interruption to do so.
The style is appropriate for the type of story, few significant grammar errors(a couple of missing letters and I-s). The general story is the very bog-standard Human->Monster reincarnation so go eat and grow while using human mind powers for advantage over the competition, the long-term interest is in the eventual reconnection and co-operation with the colony instead of forever being alone and unique. Human interludes provide greater world context and plot hooks, I have great hopes for the development of your Legion of the Dead.
Considering how many reincarnation stories there are out there, this definitely was a great try from the author considering reincarnation into another species.
As you keep following the story, there are a ton of skills, mutations and evolutionary improvements that need that make keeping track a bit complicated but the lore was very good which makes it easier to do so.
A great start that keeps building the pressure and anticipation. The major progression scenes though at times feels obvious are handled really well with detailed combat scenarios and play outs.
I have read this while chapter 690 was out and so far till chapter 530 I didn't find many grammar issues in the current version. But the author does keep the language simple and not filled with heavy vocabulary which makes it easier for all to read but not exciting enough for some heavy readers.
Character progression was mainly focused on the Main Character whereas the development of the other characters was elementary and just sufficient for the lore progression.
Overall, I was able to binge almost 500 chapters in a week which in itself couldn't happen if the story wasn't good. So it definitely is a great read.
Well worth a read for a unique human re-incarnated as an ant monster based view of the world.
On the other hand, I'm dropping it as of "The upper reef" chapter due to combat scene fatigue. Too much battling against random monsters with only pets for company/dialog for me.