I’m a NEET but When I Went to Hello Work I Got Taken to Another World (LN)


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The NEET Yamano Masaru (23 years old) went to Hello Work and found an interesting job offer. [A sword and sorcery fantasy, test play for Miniature Garden of Razgrad. Extended period of time, preferred to be able to live on site. Monthly salary of 250,000+]. He immediately went to the interview and signed a contract.

However, the place of employment is in another world. Because of the contract, he’s taken there, and in order to survive, Masaru received a cheat but is told the shocking truth.

“This world will be destroyed in 20 years.”

Can a simple NEET prevent the destruction of the world!?

I’m a NEET but When I Went to Hello Work I Got Taken to Another World (LN) average rating 4.1/5 - 368 user ratings
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NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta
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RarestProGamer rated it
December 15, 2016
Status: v2c18
If you have read your mainstream reincarnation/harem novels before, then you have automatically read this too. Seriously, I can say nothing remotely new about the plot except for the fact that for once a Jap's MC actually sleeps with his harem, but it develops so quickly that you probably don't feel anything over it. Although, I did like the volume 1 because the novel felt more like focusing on day to day life in the new world and MC's interaction with his harem, a more of a slice-of-life genre with... more>> bit action here and there with of course RPG elements.

-But from Volume 2, the pace of the story quickly escalated. I thought that Novel would take its sweet time to slowly develop the relationships, but as soon as we enter volume 2. MC buys a slave, 4 women starts to live together with MC out of nowhere, so far he slept with 2 women, and let me remind you, it all happened in one single volume. Although yes, there's nothing more hateful about a dense and indecisive typical jap protagonist, but I also hate where relationships just casually develops with no sense of progression, specially when women in the novel just absurdly accepts MC's harem and sleeps with him because it is quite common in the fantasy world? Then why Author wasted so much time in the volume I by giving us any sort of character development if by the end they were just gonna act as a items to satisfy MC's lbido?, and don't you just love when in the novel there are words as breasts, fine body and everything else to describe the female who just came out of bath and how author waste so much para into describing how she smells and how beautifully she looks in her wet hair YET the s*x scenes are always one liner. Sometimes you even get confused that did the MC really sleep with her or not? It is only much later you realized that he actually slept, but you don't feel anything or any sense of development over it because it just happens like that.

-Now let's talk about our MC. He is one of the most boriest and cringey character that you will ever come across. The fact that he is actually a NEET in his original life says enough, but more than that he is a wuss and easily cries over petty stuff. There's no end to how MC is constantly afraid of taking risky quests and how he doesn't want to join that guild or other party because he is afraid that he might die EVEN THOUGH he did kill a dragon with the help of others and got the title "Dragon Slayer", but it only ended up making MC realize that how scary are quests like these. It is hard to describe the MC's personality into words, but he is like one of those internet Canadian's meme stereotypes where MC won't stop saying "Sorry Sorry" over little things or how thankful and grateful he is. He just won't stop feeling pity for random people after defeating them because he has cheats or doesn't take any darn credit over any accomplishments because you guessed it right, he has cheats. He thinks that he doesn't deserve the fame, when people who trained throughout their work so hard to reach this level where as MC just does it by cheat. I get it that Author is trying to show us how our protagonist is down to earth guy, but this is pathetic. Why give him cheats in the first place then? I would rather feel much better if MC too worked his arse off to gain the benefits. I can still somewhat accept it if MC was actually a Kid/teen, but he is an Adult who is 20+. I hate how innocent and easy going this guy is like he buys a slave and to train her, he just casually hands her over to guild instructor and other male trainers without even giving a second thought. There are other stuff that MC does in this novel which raises lots and lots of NTR flags like when he invites two of his male friends over his new home for a treat where all of the MC's harem members are currently living because he felt bad for his male friends that he got a slave where as they couldn't. You know? Your typical asinine japanese friend circle who acts like you betrayed them when you get a GF or a female friend and stuff.

:- I might have forgiven this, if this novel was really old, but no this novel came out recently in 2014 and it is dull, plain and boring through and through. You would think after so many, so many reincarnation japanese novels. Authors would try something new? But nope. Although, I have to say that MC in this novel actually sleeps with his harem which is one thing that I have to give credit for. <<less
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Slimikyi rated it
December 10, 2015
Status: --
I like it a lot.

Not sure about future volumes but in Volume 1, it’s really slow. However, I like it. It’s kind of like the slice of life of an adventurer.

The cheat ability is actually a little similar to the one in Slave Harem in a Labyrnth. In the Slave Harem one, the protagonist got the ability to reset his skills without restraint. And his list of skills is much more in depth. In NEET, his list of skills is your basic list and he can only reset... more>> it once a month. However, that’s all the similarities. The whole game mechanic is different. This one is very simple. The other one is like a convoluted loophole.

As for the protagonist, he’s awesome in that he is very normal. You can see and relate to his actions. What he does is kind of what any guy you see might do, more or less. It’s not “I need to make a slave harem and then sleep with them like crazy with my enhanced libido.” More like, “there’s a really cute girl and I want to know her more and get closer. But I’m scared she might reject me.”

As for the adventures, there aren’t much yet. I can’t say too much about it. He only grinding low mobs and a young dragon, a huge contrast. <<less
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CrossXero rated it
June 21, 2016
Status: v2c17
JP MC that actually creates a legit harem of women he sleeps with instead of just collecting and looking at 5/5
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Thormation rated it
June 29, 2016
Status: v2c17
This is a nice departure from the standard "In a game world with a god-given cheat power" story without abandoning the form altogether.

The MC is powerful, but not absurdly so, and he suffers setbacks and difficulties as well as triumphs and victories. Though he has knowledge and memories from modern Japan, the most earth-shattering thing he has introduced into the world is mayonnaise. The various ladies in his life have distinct and complex personalities, and well as their own lives to pursue. And there's a ticking clock to the end... more>> of the story, but that's 20 years away, so there is ample opportunity for the MC to change and grow as a person.

It strikes a nice balance between the godlike wunderkinds of some stories and the helpless victims of others. <<less
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UnknownSaint171 rated it
October 9, 2017
Status: v5c12
The MC is useless despite having a OP Cheat.

It has too many fillers! As much as I love fillers, this is just a waste of time. I don't understand what's the point of training when he can gain skills by EXP. instead of grinding, he lives his life idly and when a disaster happens, he cries about it. (Literally) Then he becomes a Shounen-like Character, "I must get stronger to protect them." Blarg! I'm going to throw up. You have OP Cheat! It's wasted.

... more>>

I honestly felt angry at the MC for doing stupid things like actually asking Priest if the Demon King coming back. Are you serious? Of course they wouldn't know! Only you know the world is ending... This caused the Priest to find out his identity as a Hero. And convinces MC to save the world. WTF wrong with this story.

So I kept reading and reading hoping it would get better... but this story very sentences hold many contradictions. That's when I felt sick, this not a cooking or start-business novel yo. It shattered what I liked about Isekas.

Vol.1 was the best. When the MC said he wouldn't save the world I gave a thumbs up and had high anticipations of him doing something different from the typical route and befitting a Neet would do. He's not a Hero but more like a defected Hero chosen out of a whim. So it's obvious he will prove wrong the God who summoned him. But it goes the typical cliche route. What was the point of being a Neet and expert on games when he doesn't even use the Cheat properly? He whines too much of his own helplessness and very shounen like...


Romance: They fall in love too quickly. I was expecting a Tsundere to put more of a fight. It's no fun. And her reaction for the Hero she always longed for was mild.

This has many contradictions. He says he does not want to stand out in his mind.... meanwhile casting a OP spell. He says he will not involve himself unless it's to protect his 'family' but they are already involve when your saying this... It's their world after all

This is just another self wish fulfillment fantasy. Nothing makes sense and characters are everywhere... everything forced and I can no longer keep up with this.

I strongly recommend Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaa-san wa Suki desu ka? The similarities are there... with the Rings and Tsundere. I cannot spoil further. <<less
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skycat rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: v2 idle talk
It's an overall enjoyable and relaxing read. One thing that other readers would probably like from this novel is that there is actually a progress in the relationship between him and his harem.
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captain crunch rated it
February 17, 2017
Status: v4c2
Recommendation Rating: 3.5 Stars
Translation Rating: Various groups, 4 to 2.5 out of 5

[[5 star = almost all readers will enjoy. 4 star = large majority of readers will enjoy. 3 star = 50/50 of readers will enjoy. 2 star = a niche audience will enjoy. 1 star = maybe portion of niche audience will enjoy.]]

[[5/5 = Minor spelling and grammar errors. 4/5 = serious grammar errors, no loss of meaning. 3/5 = serious grammar errors, some loss of meaning. 2/5 = difficult to read and understand. 1/5 = unreadable.]]

MC... more>> is a 23-year-old NEET seeking employment. He finds a job offer to test an RPG game, but it turns out that some alternate dimension's god wants him to test out RPG-like progression of skills in an alternate world, optionally also to save that world from some kind of unmentioned destruction. The RPG progression (leveling up with combat) is kind of a cheat, since the people of that world don't have access to it. The setting is typical medieval fantasy world, simple magic system, fantasy creatures, demi-humans, etc. There is a harem, MC has OP progression but starts out at level 1, and there is quite a bit of slice-of-life. There is NO technology gap, world building, political factions, or much drama.

The story is fairly straightforward and linear. It's not bad, but not new to me. The harem portion does contain some adult details, but is still PG-13. I don't think the slice-of-life is too slow, if that is a concern to some readers. MC keeps a low profile, but uses his powers whenever he needs to. He was a NEET, and doesn't want unnecessary danger, as he is not OP and doesn't want to die. What is OP is that he can level up and acquires new abilities/spells in days or weeks, like a game, when other people cannot. The writing moves along, and doesn't have too many slow or redundant/irrelevant parts that some slice-of-life stories suffer from.

I think at least a 3-star rating is the minimum, but I like it well enough to bump it to 3.5 or 4. But I would keep it at 3.5, because of translation issues. The translation is currently on the 4th volume. The first 3 volumes were done by 3 different groups, and the 4th volume is being done by the 3rd group as well. The 1st group, I'd give them a rating of 4. The current translator is not a native English speaker, and most of the 3rd volume was unedited. There were frequent sentences that didn't make sense, or required rereading. I would give a translation rating of 2.5 for some chapters, 3 for others. He now has an editor for volume 4, and I think the rating has improved to 3 or 3.5, for now.

Overall, this is a typical story with nothing really original. It is simple and straightforward. But the pacing, progression, and characters are done well enough. I think at least a small to medium majority of readers may enjoy this series. Other readers may find the balance of slice-of-life, the MC's steady but slow progression, or his low-profile personality, to be unexciting. <<less
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January 28, 2017
Status: v2c10
This was a nice light story, but I dropped it. I just got bored. Its was nice to see the illustrations of happy smiling cute characters, I was looking for a slice of life, but it felt like filler too many times. If you have the time and patience read this.
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robert851 rated it
August 20, 2016
Status: v5c18
Just a bit of a warning; the start is really quite dull, it almost made me drop it but I'm glad I didn't, so try reading until at least halfway through the first volume before you decide whether to drop it or not.

The MC gets an OP ability that few others have but it doesn't make him able to suddenly steamroll through everything without actual combat experience, which he learns the hard way in a rather embarrassing manner, much to his dismay. The harem forms really suddenly with pretty... more>> much no jealousy whatsoever between the members. It's quite unrealistic but I guess the author really wanted to just skip all the drama and

have everyone get married.


Not exactly a masterpiece but still enjoyable. Overall a good read. <<less
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Lucaria rated it
November 15, 2016
Status: v2 idle talk
It's difficult to say anything that hasn't been said already. In it's basic form this is an I've been summoned to a different world and there I make a Harem. In a less basic way this is not Hello porn nor is this When will something happen. It starts of mainly as Slice of Life with still a nice pace to it in story and relationship progression. Right now at the end of Vol. 2 it seems like vol. 3 will be going moe in the direction of danger and... more>> adventure. Hopefully this will not lead to a total disregard for pace. <<less
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OfficePony rated it
August 15, 2016
Status: v4c16
Update as of Volume 4 Chapter 16: The grammar is really rough, almost seems like there is no editor/proofreader. The word flow stutters about in almost every single sentence. Conversations feel forced, and characters feel like they are all side-lined at the moment. Marked drop in story quality for the last few chapters, possibly just due to translation being slightly lack-luster.

Starts out a bit rough... don't let that fool you. The writer, translator, editor, and proofreader do a great job at making you grow attached to the characters. You really... more>> start to feel like they are real and despite some character flaws, they are people you want to be okay. When something happens you feel sick to your stomach and end up getting chills thinking they might die and that would be the last you'll see of them. Not exactly an emotional roller coaster, but still something you will get invested in. The grammar and phrasing is well done on the part of the translation teams, for the most part. There will be some awkward phrasing and the occasional misplaced word, but over all it's done well enough to just breeze through it without getting stuck on it like most other translated novels. <<less
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Sinai rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: v1c14
I'll probably read this a little longer, but overall, this story just seems low quality in every way. The writing isn't very good, the world has nothing unique or interesting about it, it feels like the world exists only for the MC to interact with.

Similarly, the game system is ill-defined, it just seems like he gets whatever he needs from it when he needs it. Any game system is inherently a bit of a deux ex machina, but it's seldom so crass.

The MC, whose name I don't even remember because... more>> he's so dull and bland, repeatedly makes poor or stupid choices that should end up getting him killed but MC plot armor saves him and then he makes zero effort to mitigate his risks. The best thing that could possibly happen is that the chapter I'm reading ends with him getting killed, and then the novel moving on the a real MC with the old one being an object lesson in how not to treat his "adventuring" like a game, even when he's warned in the first chapter that if he dies in the "game" he's dead, kaput, gone. <<less
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Ulvr rated it
July 3, 2017
Status: c2
First off, monetary system: why does every Japanese novel insist on telling us how much the lowest New World denomination is in comparison to Old World denomination.

Second, is the over-use of "somehow, I did this/that". It just gets annoying and as you can see I'm currently only on chapter 2!

The above mentioned points happen so bloody often in Japanese novels that I just automatically turn away from them, even if I think 'ya never know this one might be different' its not, and for me personally that's a let down.
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furqon37 rated it
September 17, 2016
Status: v2c21
Yeah this is the LN/WN which I waiting for. MC is not naive and restrain to make harem paradise in pararel world. Typical another transport which MC is deviated form harem route (or at least didn't accept one of fantasy world girl feeling) and choose girl which he love and not known where is she instead is certainly suck.

The story itself is heart warming and attractive. MC is not strong fighter in first place and I am not feel bored to read his development even he can use cheating skill... more>> (is not overkill cheating like another LN/WN in same genre). <<less
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poli rated it
June 22, 2016
Status: v2c17
Personally I always find these lazy/pessimistic MC types to be very lame unless there is an extremely good writing style or sense of humor, and this one just goes much more the slice of life route so it isn't for me at all. If I had to say there is one good thing, at least


the main characters actually sleep together relatively quickly for once, so much more decisive than a bunch of other harem comedies out there

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Maleandar rated it
April 3, 2016
Status: --
Really enjoying this!!! MC is summoned to another world. However the world will be destroyed in 20 years. As he gets more emotionally involved with the world, his choices become more clear as time goes on..... Entertaining and a fun read. 5/5
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ihdanurm rated it
December 11, 2017
Status: v3c9
The thing that really triggered me is, MC said he is a NEET, yeah he is really lacking in social interaction that understandable, but he also really lacking knowledge about isekai sh*t and rpg in general and doesnt really interested in otherworldly stuff. I mean what is he doing as a NEET? Just furiously fapping all day long? Holyhell
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calebra rated it
May 20, 2017
Status: v4c14
A bit unusual from the overpowered summoned hero protagonists you usually find. The main guy, Masaru, is your average Japanese NEET who decided to one day, find a job for himself. He ends up being teleported to another world and he was told that that world will end up being destroyed 20 years from now.

Masaru, while his growth level is definitely faster than the others, still encounters difficult obstacles on his adventurer's life. He gets scared of dying, he gets beat up by monsters at times, but he definitely grows... more>> with all these experiences. While it can be pathetic sometimes, it's not entirely a bad thing. So, there's definitely character progress in this story.

There's also fast development in the romance front compared to other isekai titles and he eventually gets

4 wives later on.


It's a good story if you don't mind the protagonist occasionally being beaten by monsters and out shined by the others in his party, because they're definitely growing with all these experiences - level and knowledge wise.

I only have 2 problems in this series so far:

    1. Ellie can be annoying at times. She's a sweet girl deep down but geez. I guess that's a noble lady for you.
    2. It can actually get annoying when he gets beat up by monsters. He's getting strong but it's still a bit annoying hahaha.
Other than that, it's a good read if you want character development, good romance, and other world adventures. <<less
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Destrucfor rated it
April 22, 2017
Status: v4c12
Overall Very entertaining story. Cute and fluffy character tropes. Self aware yet negative MC which is exponentially better than a Dense MC.

However, MC feels like someone who has very little going on upstairs.

... more>>

He discovers day x that he can learn passive abilities through actual training and yet.. He constantly belittles fundamentals and focuses on the desired end result. Of course he can't handle scary situations as a result, zero thinking just reacting behavior. OH! I'm not as strong as the trainer even though my stats and my skills are stronger? No way is this because of my fundamentals and no way will it impact me in the future!


If you can read it without wanting to pick his decisions apart it's a very good story. Filled with fluffiness and sweetness, a bit similar to Mushoku Tensei's Rudeus. <<less
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Seregosa rated it
April 7, 2017
Status: v4c10
Hmm... Yeah, where to start... Overall I like the concept, to some extent. I found it to be a pretty interesting read, but it feels quite shallow at many points. The comedy made me laugh a few times, but most of the times it feels like the author doesn't know how to make something funny. Like when he got beat up by a wild rabbit, the author has that as some kind of a running "gag" throughout the series. Everyone is extremely amused by the fact that he lost in... more>> a 1v1 fight against a rabbit, but I just don't find it to be funny at all when the author is trying to use that to make the readers laugh. First of all, rabbits are scary creatures with sharp, pointy teeth that can only be killed with a holy handgrenade, everyone knows that. Second, what the characters fail to notice or mention is how he, as a total newbie, killed of around 21 rabbits, they kept coming and at the last few rabbits he was so exhausted he could barely lift a finger, so he came to a draw with the last rabbit to arrive and fainted. The amount of rabbits killed were registered on the guild card, yet everyone, including the MC, acts as if he got to a draw with it while having 100% of his stamina left, even when he explained about the rabbit thing to his wives later on, he doesn't mention that there were 20+ rabbits and it's as if he, himself, forgot that it was perfectly justified and not really weird at all that he lost against 20+ mutated super rabbits big as dogs when he was just a weak newbie that just picked up a sword for the first time and never trained in anything. Well, there's a lot of examples like this where the author fails to make people laugh even though you can see he tried to be silly in the novel, that really disappointed me, because I came here for the supposed comedy.

Now, about the rest of the story. Yeah... It's a slice of life, a bit too much. I don't feel like he's truly trying to get stronger, at all. He does say he wants to get stronger, blah blah, but he never really puts it into practice and trains like a madman. He's pretty much extremely unskilled in both scheming up traps or strategies, his close combat skills are also horrible, even though he's got cheats that give him extremely huge advantages in stuff like that. He acts like a fool all the time when it comes to combat. By v4c10 that I've read to (the latest released translated chapter at this time), he just kept getting his ass handed to him all the time while building up a trauma or two and just being a general wimp. After more than four volumes, he can barely beat some B rank adventurer girl that likely has a way lower level than him, he gets beat to a pulp easily by the instructor or anyone remotely strong, he has also almost died at least five times in stupid ways, like getting beat up by a rabbit, almost getting killed by a big boar, almost getting killed by a dragon, and then the two parts I hated the most, getting saved by some guys while almost getting killed by a few small harpies and then almost getting killed by an orc king only to be saved by his wife. Everyone seems to level up much faster than him and be much more skilled than him in his party. The slave (now released and is one of his four wives) are now a few levels higher than him and is probably way more powerful, even though she started out later on and is much younger than him, the other three wives can't be said to be much stronger, but they're close to his level already even after starting out EVEN later. This is the case even though he's got even more cheats than they do by associating with him. He keeps being unmotivated and undetermined and can't decide on stuff properly. It's pretty cringeworthy how timid he is, if we consider that he's supposed to be the MC.

So... why did I give this a 4/5? I don't know, really, perhaps 3.5/5 is more appropriate. I feel it was a pretty good read, it's not unreadable, the romance is somewhat interesting and I like many of the characters. It's worth reading, but I don't find it extremely good. If you go into this, make sure that you don't expect a strong MC that no one else can truly match up to, because that will not happen. Perhaps later on he will become one of the strongest, but his wives will likely still be stronger than him, or at least as strong, thanks to the cheat where he can upgrade his comrades that has enough loyalty. Don't expect a lot of adventures and thrilling action, that will not happen either. Don't believe that just because the world will end 20 years later, he will act like it and try to do something about it and become stronger, perhaps that will happen later on, but as of volume four it's still a good bit off. Just go into this expecting a slice of life novel about the small-scale adventures of the no-balls (half a pair later on?) hero (?) harem party and their exploits. There's no real drama or thrill, there's a lot of whining and foolishness, but it's quite light-hearted and satisfying to read. I guess this is pretty much what would happen if we send a fairly normal adult human (23 I think?) into another world where he gets some cheats, a pretty timid one with no aspiration to truly become stronger.

I liked it to some extent, but this is certainly not a novel that is worth re-reading later on. Good way to kill some time. <<less
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