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Nurturing the Hero to Avoid Death

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Yaoi

Summary [from NU]

“Please, I implore you to save the world.” This is what a goddess in white says to me in a pure-white space. Such is the standard line that suggests the game is about to begin. Please say this stirring line to boys and girls with sparkling eyes! It’s wrong to direct it to someone like me, who’s exhausted from job hunting! When I declined her politely, she flew into a fit of tears; when I agreed to assist her on small tasks out of reflex, she proclaimed: “it’ll be fine if you just help in the Starting-Village Arc. Please guide the Hero!” Then she tossed me into another world. No, this is a world modeled after a game that this gamer goddess likes…

Personal Thoughts [spoiler free]

I’ve been following this story for a long while. Now that there are more chapters out, I feel more confident about recommending it to others. This is a super sweet, cute, and funny story about an adorably funny MC who tries to be a villain, but instead just comes across as tsundere. He seems to be a bit slow in the romance department, or maybe he’s just in denial, but he is smart and very hardworking. It’s very clear the amount of effort he puts into nurturing the hero and in researching ways to protect the village.

I absolutely love the ML in this story. He’s so perceptive and mature. It’s like a breath of fresh air, because I feel like I’ve been reading about a lot of dense characters lately.

For a story set in an action/adventure game, there isn’t much adventuring at the moment. Mostly it’s a slice of life, and the main focus is in the characters’ relationships with each other. If you want a relaxing read with no frustrating drama (as of chapter 17) then I recommend this story to you.


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