After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder...” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya's adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!
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I loved reading it.
I prefer the book.
The only downside I find in this series is that I can't find any trace of a solid paper copy of the books. Other than that, I personally had a lot of issues with how the anime is. There just isn't the spice of adversity in the show in my opinion.
The Light Novel does a much better job of painting the picture and also has quite a bit more explanation to events, thus painting a clearer picture of events through written words than the anime can with both voice acting and visuals.
I did not however know that the Web Novel and Light Novels were two different animals, but while it may be old fashioned, I prefer to own a book instead of checking one out.
Overall, if like me you felt the anime just didn't have much in way of explanation or got really dumb with how OP Touya ends up becoming (at time of writing this review there are 11 episodes currently), this is definitely a better way of getting the story and I recommend this one at least for how it just flows better. Feel free to take it with a grain of salt if you wish, but it seems like 1 chapter of the LNs is to 1 episode of the anime, and the LNs are currently 4 books (with a 5th to come in October if I recall), so you'll get more story sooner here than with the anime if the show ends the season soon.
Great read, OP main character.
I love the story, but I never worry about any of the characters much less the main character. I definitely recommend it for anyone trying to avoid being shocked constantly and thrown into a spiral of depression like other anime’s or manga often do.