I Said Make My Abilities Average!

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When Viscount Ascham’s House’s eldest daughter, Adele von Ascham, became 10 years old, she remembered everything with an intense headache.

Her previous self, Kurihara Misato, 18 years old Japanese, lost her life when trying to help a young girl, and then she met God…

A somewhat capable person burdened by the many expectations of the surrounding people, Misato, who couldn’t live as she wanted, pleaded to God.

“In the next life, please make my abilities average!”

Yet, somehow the story is wrong!

The girl with 3 names, being careful to not accidentally become a S-rank hunter, lives normally.

I mean, I’m just an average, common girl. No, seriously.

Associated Names
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Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
私、能力は平均値でって言ったよね!
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04/27/18 Estelion’s Secret... c192
04/26/18 Estelion’s Secret... c191
04/25/18 Estelion’s Secret... c190
04/24/18 Estelion’s Secret... c189
04/23/18 Estelion’s Secret... c188
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04/13/18 Estelion’s Secret... c183
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04/12/18 Estelion’s Secret... c181
04/11/18 Estelion’s Secret... c180
03/20/18 Estelion’s Secret... c179
03/18/18 Estelion’s Secret... c178
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akupyro
New akupyro rated it
April 18, 2018
Status: c130
I find this novel so so. MC ended up as an OP human due to being averaged out in the grand scheme of things, yet still wants to remain low key in her new life. There feels like little growth with the characters, other them getting a bit OP by association with MC. We get a little background, but most things are "easy fixes" and do not feel like they really contribute to the story as a whole. MC feels a little shallow for the whole plot/background, and feels like... more>> a roll coaster ride in terms of character direction. Translations seem hit or miss on quality, but can somewhat be figured out. Might circle back to see if the story picks up more, but so far, the story has lost my desire to read more. <<less
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Fghsses
New Fghsses rated it
April 16, 2018
Status: --
Readable until chapter 49. Estelion's Secret Imouto picked it up from chapter 50 onwards and the translation became simply unbearable, I'm not even a native speaker and I have headaches reading the translations. Looks like that damn Loli o Mamoritai wasn't satisfied ruining "The Reincarnated Vampire Wants an Afternoon Nap" and decided to destroy yet another novel. What's wrong with her? She acts like a 9 years old, she simply skipped a huge chunk of a chapter and changed it for "Blá, blá, blá" with a note stating it would... more>> bothersome to translate.

Also she does the same as in Vampire's Nap and allows her personal opinion about characters influence her translation, putting notes on side chapters like: "Gladly there won't be another side chapter for the next X chaps", as if everyone would only be interested in the same things as her. Actually those side chapters were about the only characters that were decently developed, and the only thing that kept me going in hopes those three dead weights the MC calls a party would leave the story sooner or later and the story would maybe slightly change for the better.

Yet she simply keeps trying to force her opinions about them on the reader and God save us all if someone tries to write a comment containing some constructive criticism. She'll simply erase it and then put a note on the next chapter about how we should be grateful for her work and that she won't accept being offended as if trying to teach us morals.

If someone is going to do such a poor job then frankly, it would be better if they didn't do it at all. I (and not only I) would be really grateful if this translator dropped some novels for now and concentrated on the quality of her work, if not then she should just stop with this sh*t she calls translating and find herself a new hobby. <<less
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Cryarc
Cryarc rated it
August 13, 2016
Status: c108
It's a lighthearted story with a female MC who just want to have friends and do anything as she please (which she thought as fun) after reincarnated in another world with magic and monsters. The magic system is quite unique since it's actually advanced technology disguised as magic. She's having quite OP power but basically an airhead. She's doing ridiculous things and her friends act as tsukkomi. The side characters are fun, so far some of them have been fleshed nicely in a story arc.

It's initially a misunderstanding story of... more>> obsession being average girl vs OP girl that later focused more on lighthearted adventure similar to death march with comedic vibe. <<less
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Felix3D
Felix3D rated it
May 30, 2016
Status: c29
This is not exactly like Evil God Average. It is, instead, basically a reskin of the jokes of Tilea's Worries with a protag that acts like Satou from Death March. [This review is based off of the Japanese RAWS]

Basically it's sole purpose and point is to derive dramatic and comedic irony from the MC

1) Wanting to stay low profile and "Average"
2) Being extremely powerful and cheaty because "average" is defined differently than what she thinks.
3) People looking on in awe of her
4) The MC not noticing that... more>> her actions cause the awe (or when she does, anything she does to downplay her own abilities is just basically humblebragging)
5) Nanomachines*

It is a lot more competently paced than Tilea, but it suffers from similar pitfalls as High-spec girl, where there really isn't much interesting "Stuff", just tons of exposition that basically means nothing in the end because the setting constantly changes.

It's not bad, it's enjoyable even, but it clearly is not written by a mature writer. There's a definite hint of teenage rebellion "You don't know how good I am until I'm gone!" kind of undertone to all of this.

*I have no idea why they are a part of the story because they randomly show up out of nowhere, Kojima style. They really don't do anything for the plot, even if they are "magical" and tied to magic yet... There hasn't been any point to them. <<less
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Glue
Glue rated it
September 26, 2017
Status: c106
The series was never designed to be written well. It's simple entertainment. I traditionally call this "delicious garbage". That said I have a few complaints that solidly knock it from a 4 star garbage to a 2 star.

In short, the Estelion translation is holding this story back. I like story and characters, but the repeated poor quality of the editing and machine translation ruins a lot of it. I honestly wish they'd drop it, and someone else pick it up.

When they released a purely machine translated chapter 106 it settled... more>> it for me. The writing is occasionally ambiguous and hard to follow. The editing is often plagued with redundant and poorly constructed sentences. Seeing the garbled mess of machine translation the editors are working with gives me new respect for them, but ultimately, they are mediocre editors working with a garbage translation.

I like Mile and her companions. I like the concept and the parts of the story that shine through. I don't like the translation though. <<less
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Artemis1990
Artemis1990 rated it
August 24, 2016
Status: --
1 word: Hilarious. So, MC asked to be reincarnated as an average person but ended up being OP since the "God" was being kinda lazy in his definition of "Average" Instead of taking average value of the entire world / race, He simply takes the Top value and least value then halved the result. The first 2 chapters were slightly dark due to MC's circumstances but otherwise, its mostly hillarious
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LeeEzekiel
LeeEzekiel rated it
February 6, 2018
Status: c55
Fantastic and fun story, but drop it when you reach Estelion's Secret Imouto translations. Absolutely terrible English, "editors" (Hah! Grammarly would do better) make the same mistakes over and over again, plus there are irritating comments from the translator/editors all over the chapters to break your reading immersion. Enjoyment dropped severely the moment it was picked up by this group.

I'm shocked that Estelion isn't offended by these people using his name when he's one of the best JP translators in the community.

Anyway, overall translator ratings IMO are as follows:

... more>> Aria: 3/5

Whatever: 1/5 (skip all of his work)

Raising the Dead: 4/5

Estelion's Secret Imouto: 1.5/5 <<less
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Masachere
Masachere rated it
June 15, 2017
Status: c54
Was an amusing enough read until they eventually got to the generic bandit encounter.
Spoiler

Despite them going out of their way to discuss how fighting with the intention of sparing someone who is trying to kill you is impractical and unnecessary, despite the statement of Mile being of the thought that bad guys don't have human rights, and even despite the incredible insistence of their team mate Rena, they still spare the bandits. I almost forgot to mention how the entire point of the quest they were on is to kill the bandits, yet as often happens in these stories, absolute retardation wins the day, and the bandits are spared.

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Don't build up to something, and then not deliver on what you said. Don't go out of your way to point out what is the right thing to do, and then still do the wrong thing, and then act like the person who wanted to do it right is the crazy one. It was fun, but I can't stand this kinda sh*t, so this is dropped for me, and I would advise the same to any others.
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Shiraori_
Shiraori_ rated it
November 1, 2016
Status: c26
This review is mostly my thoughts on the MC and the general plot as of 26 chapters in.

Firstly, if you're wondering about the "Overpowered Protagonist" tag despite the Synopsis and want a brief rundown of what the deal is...

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Spoiler

The God who reincarnates our protagonist, whether willingly or not willingly, chooses to use an unconventional scale for "average." Rather than taking the mean, he takes the median, which obviously would skew her power levels. Her magic level is in the middle of the most powerful magic user in the Universe and someone with no magic. Whereas the average magic user is probably in the lower 5%, she's plainly on a completely different level from the average populace. She reincarnates into a noble household because the median in the class system happens to not be "commoner, " but a lower rank of noble instead. So on and so forth.

So technically she is average? I guess? It's not like Evil God Average where the protagonist asked one thing and God just said "f**k it" and ruined everything for sh*ts and giggles. This God's just lazy. Really though, this is another story with an overpowered protagonist, and if you thought it was about someone with average skills in an underdog story or doing some other interesting stuff with that premise, then I'm sorry for your loss.

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Well, moving on, let me get some of my gripes with her character first. I can't help but feel that the author is a bit fickle about how he characterizes the MC. One minute she's socially awkward and can't hold a conversation without tripping over herself and the next she's giving grand motivational speeches to her classmates. She notices she can't act, so she "practices off-screen, " and now she's capable of convincingly improvising an act in front of royalty. She's smart and quick-thinking one minute and full retard the next. She's just whatever the author needs her to be at the current moment.

That being said, I'd say that somehow beyond all that she remains likable. She tries earnestly in most of her tasks and really at the end of the day is just happy to survive. Her motivations are purely to not stand out, which she manages to fail at at every turn, in spectacular fashion -- she is incredibly naive, in an oddly endearing way. Observing her actions without knowing her thoughts would easily lead you to the impression she had the mental thought processes of someone actually her age.

The novel has been mostly her moving from one setting to another, trying to not stand out despite it being evident to everyone she's overpowered. There are some plot threads going around in the background but nothing significant yet. The plot hasn't really ramped up yet, and I doubt it will soon, if possibly at all. Your enjoyment of this novel will mostly hinge on whether you like or dislike our protagonist. I suggest reading up to chapter 9 or 10 or so. Chapters aren't too long and if you're bored with her or the plot, or dislike her outright I'd recommend dropping it. <<less
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Kimchiwarrior
Kimchiwarrior rated it
June 17, 2017
Status: c51
The group who picked this novel up are doing "ok" for a MTL group but the quality of the chapters is an obvious drop compared to all previous groups so be warned if your a stickler for quality.

The story is a lighthearted tale of a girl who was reincarnated to another world, all she wanted to be was an "average" girl living with no worries about having to always be perfect and meet peoples expectations, like her last life. God being the troll he is in this novel decides to... more>> take every living being in this world and "average" their abilities and voila you get Mile's hilarious tale. <<less
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Mavsynchroid
Mavsynchroid rated it
January 20, 2018
Status: c59
I gave up. The translating/editing quality of this novel just gets worse and worse. The sad thing is.. Most of the time there are supposedly TWO editors, and a lot of the time there are even THREE editors, according to the top of each chapter. Even though this is the case, the chapters are absolutely riddled with errors and awful grammar. It's extremely painful to read. How can there be THREE editors and it still be such bad quality? Well, after looking at some of the comments the editors and... more>> translator made in the comment section, it seems NONE of them speak English well.

I can understand the translator, as that's why they would get editors to clean it up. However, why are THREE people who don't speak English well trying to edit an English translated novel!?!? I would also understand if they were working with someone who COULD speak English well and learned from them. However that's not the case. They repeat the same mistakes over and over again regardless of the comments the readers leave in the comment section correcting them. They also don't edit to fix these mistakes after the readers leave these comments. It seems to me the translator was just suckered into letting these three plaster their names at the top of each chapter so they could get "fame" and "credit", even though they're not bothering to take it seriously. From the translator's author's notes at the top of some of the chapters, it's obvious that English isn't their strong suite, so they probably have no idea that the quality of their novel is really sub-par.

This is an absolute HUGE pet peeve of mine when trying to read, as it's an absolute insult to the original author who's hard work is getting dirtied. It's like having a person with crippled hands trying to play the piano or something. If you can't do it well, don't do it. No, I take that back. If you're not going to learn from your mistakes and GET BETTER, then get lost and let someone else edit who's going to take it seriously.

P.S. You know it's going to be a low quality project when you see each chapter riddled with translator/editor notes where the people constantly make stupid jokes and express their opinion, interrupting the flow of the story. It seems bad translating/editing and pointless T/L notes go hand in hand.

Obviously this is a review solely of the quality of the work, not the story itself. Honestly, I think I could grow to like the story (it's a little bland) but it's so hard for me to concentrate as I'm constantly tripping up on bad editing. Some may say it's unfair to grade the novel based on it's quality, but I completely disagree. The rating I give is based on how I've enjoyed reading the story, which absolutely includes the quality. If it's bad quality, of course I'm not going to enjoy it, regardless of how great the story buried beneath is. <<less
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MrsNyan
MrsNyan rated it
October 10, 2016
Status: c24
Not your frustratingly dense MC but rather honest, hard-working and funny kind of dense MC. Kind of a surprising turn in how she got into that Hunter-problem thing (as mentioned in summary) but still incredibly hilarious!! And it's not like there weren't any serious moments at all.

Though the beginning might be "heavy philosophical" for others - I sincerely do not mind that kind of thing. It was refreshing while it lasted and the rest is getting funnier and funnier. So don't be scared off!
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RandomComment
RandomComment
May 26, 2016
Status: v1c3
The synopsis seems... very reminiscent of evil god average. Well, its not too bad. Worth a read for now, and there are no characters that I have a terrible impression of characterization wise (so far). Hard to tell since its just begun though
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BaramII
BaramII rated it
September 27, 2017
Status: c134
Story is Good.

Translation is getting worse.

Previous translator did a good job, the new translator Estellion did fine on the start of their translation, but there was a time that it got bad. Then it became decent again, after that few chapter of good translating it went back to being bad.

At first, I rated it as 3 star due to the fact that the story was pretty interesting, regardless of bad translating, and some chapters were actually edited, but now it's closer to google translate. So I'm dropping this... more>> to 1 star.

I recommend this as a story, but I don't recommend picking it up to read, translation is bad. If you're fine with it, then it's a pretty good story. Just that translation is bad. <<less
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Kanjin
Kanjin rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: c77
At first glance, it is an isekai/another world type of story but there are a few points to it.

  1. Female Chara - is quite rare in this type of genre (warning: yuri characters promotes the "Lolita, Yes! No Touch" religion)
  2. Op much? - it does have that factor but the MC herself tries not to show it which is a futile effort in everyway, only to backfire which makes it interesting. (The main joke of the entire series, but I don't feel tired of it because it's used in the right parts)
  3. Out of novels to read - this is a good one to spend some time while you wait for your other novels to update. (Sometimes its serious then turns to jokes and quirks, vice-versa for entertainment sake)
But really,... more>> I can't just say no when it has Moe on it... (>///<)

I'm a trash so it can't be helped with my biased review (-.-") <<less
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HonGaDaisuki
HonGaDaisuki rated it
January 14, 2017
Status: c42
I personally really enjoyed this web novel (especially the comedy aspects). Though the story is by no means deep, the main character is hilarious in her inability to notice how 'non-average' she actually seems to the people around her, all the while believing she is able to portray the image of a normal person flawlessly. While she is technically an intelligent person with a good memory and high learning capability, she has an absolute lack of common sense and completely cannot read the mood, which leads to some very funny... more>> misunderstandings on her side. I am very much looking forward to the future development of this story, and can't wait to see what kinds of situations the main character will encounter in the future.

I can highly recommend this web novel to people who do not mind an overpowered, airheaded, slightly naive but otherwise funny and unpredictable heroine and that are looking for a fun and thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters and overall plot are fairly generic, but still more well written than a lot of other, similar stories I have read. People looking for a unique, innovative story with intricate character design/development should stay away from this, but readers looking for a hilarious, well written, normal story as a simple and nice diversion from everyday life should definitely try this one. <<less
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Fanya
Fanya rated it
July 5, 2017
Status: --
It's about a girl's adventure as she tries not to stand out despite her OP knowledge and skills/talent. The plot/characters are nicely developed, not too boring but certainly not innovative either. The only exasperating thing for me is the MC, who is your typical clueless/airhead. She wants to be average but people find out fast she's not cuz of OP skills she accidentally let out, then she ends up surprised about it. Here's the thing, it's mentioned she loves reading, then how come she never read any books about common... more>> sense things? She aced her magic/theoretical tests and loves reading, but doesn't know the magic she casually used is rare or what type of magic are commonly used.

So if you like fluffy adventure stories, this is a fun light read. If you hate the typical clueless/airheaded MC in fluffy Japanese stories, or OP MC trying to keep low profile, uh, maybe try something else. <<less
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos rated it
October 7, 2016
Status: c23
It's definitely nothing more than a comedy light novel (at least to this point), but it's fairly fun to read.

Think about all of those OP transmigration/reincarnation protagonists, and instead of wanting a harem and the best things there, she just wants a normal life. The problem is, having enough power to contend with some of the strongest beings of that world, and not knowing how to restrain herself and look "normal", she overdoes things all the time, while being proud of having hidden her abilities.

There is absolutely nothing serious in... more>> this novel until now, and the whole "plot" seems to be "how long until the whole world thinks of her as a goddess?".

If you are looking for a few chapters of fun, it's more entertaining than your usual happy go lucky OP protagonists, but it's not quite a "misunderstanding" story either. <<less
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WindyWind
WindyWind rated it
September 27, 2016
Status: c20
An enjoyable read.

At first I was reluctant reading this, mainly because of the title. For some reason Japanese novels love to use such titles, which I have come to hate because of many disappointing novels. But this turned out to be nice. Nothing too special, and I can see it becoming more dull in the future, but till now (20ch) it has been a fun read.

Definitely worth checking it out for a change of pace.
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sgrey
sgrey rated it
October 30, 2017
Status: c130
This novel is quite entertaining and funny. At least at first. One problem with this novel is that the author seem to ran out of jokes and after chapter 70 or so keeps reusing the same jokes over and over again. And the biggest problem is actually with translation. The novel will probably be much more interesting and entertaining if it was not butchered by machine translation. It is really, really awful quality and gets progressively worse. Sometimes they don't seem to even edit it at all and just publish... more>> machine translation directly. Since this novel's focus is on interactions and dialog, you can't really dismiss the translation quality.

Overall I like this novel quite a bit and the "dense protagonist" here is actually fun to read and does not irritate because it is a little girl. Whatever she does, it's not irritating, but actually funny, unlike in some other novels where you might rage quit because of an idiotic MC. I think this is the first novel I came across where I don't think naivety of the MC is a minus to the novel. <<less
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sorrypo_weak1
sorrypo_weak1 rated it
October 20, 2017
Status: c130
This novel is so great I would highly recommend everyone to read this. It's very fun to read and I've enjoyed reading every chapter and I want to read more! This is one of the best light novels that I've read It's actually the #1 in my list.

The MC is so great she isn't like all those stupid Mc's that can't control their power and I really like her. But her common sense is out of the picture. She just want to be average why can't author-san grant us that?... more>> But if the author-san granted that then how will the story continue to be fun right? I really like everyone in the series. Except Adele's father who really deserved to die. But at least now Mile can finally enjoy her life to the fullest with her average abilities :)

And I like how smart she is really. She has no common sense at all but at least she's smart. I don't really like OP Mc's that much that only has power. Well Mile is different. Even if she's op at least she didn't completely rely on her powers. She created tools such as the mysterious sword and the slingshot. And her knowledge about magic boosted her party's strength I liked the fact that they didn't completely relied on Mile and their development was really fun to read.

My favorites are Mile and Rena. Why you ask? Mile is like a large book of information thanks to nanomachine-san. And Rena is like the leader of the party Red Oath I think that she's the only one who can be the leader of the party.

The comedy really gave me peace I'm upset and every chapter was like a roller coaster ride. <<less
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SODTranslations
SODTranslations rated it
January 23, 2017
Status: c38
This is a good read when you're desperate. It was fun at first but there's really no thrill or excitement when the MC is clearly going to breeze through life. Her main struggle is figuring out how to act as someone average.

She fails on acting, and from then on, you won't really know what her goals are. It would be fine if the ultimate goal is friendship or something cheesy but I don't enjoy the interactions. They're unfunny, pushy, whiny, and just annoying. There are no situations to redeem... more>> that by showing their personal principles, nothing to move you. It's easier to just think of them, MC included, as NPCs. It's sad. I'll read this again someday when there are more chaps to see if there's any character development.

Story has potential, nothing unforgivable or irredeemable. Keeping my hopes up. <<less
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