Nurturing the Hero to Avoid Death


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“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…

Nurturing the Hero to Avoid Death average rating 4.5/5 - 94 user ratings
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MofuMofu rated it
July 29, 2017
Status: c31
This is a good Light Novel. Believe me. Just read this. Maybe it is a bit slow pace but... It makes this story became natural... It is refreshing to read this. And if you like Villain rehab Plan, than you will surely love this (like me).

I already read the raw, and the story is soo beautifull. Recommend to read for people who like fluffy moment.... Kyah. The sweetness is soo unbearable!!! >/////<
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ririririn rated it
November 20, 2017
Status: c31
This is really good! I first got hook with the MC's personality. He is originally kind, but had to act arrogantly when he transferred to follow the basic plot. Turns out, he really can't, becoming more like a pseudo-tsundere in front of the ML. I can't get enough so I tried reading raws through MTL, which I didn't come to regret.

The story is really fluffy, with a bit of heart-pinching moments here and there. What I really like about this is how the MC and ML love each other.

... more>>

Lian (MC) had to act as 'Lian' to develop Alfredo (ML) into the hero he's meant to be. He 'lie' in order to accomplish that, and every time he did it, he'll feel guilty for 'lying' to Alfredo, causing him to sometimes blame himself. He's really selfless, constantly caring for Alfredo so much he didn't really care if he get hurt.
Alfredo too, when he develop feeling for Lian, struggles to hold and protect onto this little reckless star (MC) who keeps lighting his way.


At first, I'm a bit put off with the MC's (and ML's) inner monologues, but later on, I think those as really necessary, Coz those inner thoughts really build up the characters' interactions the most. (At times, those things would make me tear up too)

All in all, this novel is really worth-reading. <<less
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alexfilia rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: c3
I dont ussually read japanesse yaoi novels but this one has caught my intrest! ≪3

From the spoilers it seems like a good read with awesome plot and a lot of fluffy moments! :3
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KKristen rated it
August 29, 2017
Status: c4
I like this so far.

It's not just the usual slapstick "reincarnated as a game villain" genre, nor is it just shallow yaoi fluff. The chapters are long and the writer actually seems to care about slowly building the world.

The main character in this story is somewhat unique. A goddess asks him to save her world that she's modeled after their favorite RPG. He declines, yet she insists that he at least guide the hero. When he's suddenly reborn as a minor, cannon-fodder villain, the main character realizes that in order... more>> for the hero to gain motivation, he needs to be the first stepping stone.

So in this story, we have an unusual case where the main character isn't a master-actor/actress or idiot, who does everything possible to avoid the villain route and death flags -- Instead, we have a good-natured main character, with poor acting skills, who is trying to his best to be a convincing villain.

There were only around 4 chapters out at the time I wrote this review, so I will update it later after more chapters are released. <<less
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September 2, 2017
Status: c4
Translations are great. Translator is doing a great job with edits and all. Story: meh as of ch4.

Author gives the MC too much unnecessary internal dialoge. Sometimes it feels like it was written just to get 2K characters. I just started skimming it because MC's dialoge is trite and bland.

MC is the typical clueless idiot type who is somehow blind to his own charm while definitely able to see other people's good looks. For example, (Ch1) older brother is so good looking, go explode... he's MC's brother and therefore... more>> there are similarities. Also MC just saw himself in the mirror and described himself. Three friends blush when MC smile and calls him beautiful. MC still stays oblivious.

So far, 3stars. I'll wait until more chapters before giving an actual rating tho. I'm still hopeful that this gets better later in the story. <<less
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