@bartzbb While I do agree almost completely with both of you, I can't deny having a sneaking suspicion that the harem in Isekai Smartphone is used as a crutch to not have good character development. That the author chose quantity over quality when it comes to characters (and I think you'll agree that there's a feckton of characters if we count the ones that just get a single appearance).
Don't get me wrong, I love harems. I love when harems actually end as harems and not just one heroine getting picked and all the others get fecked abandoned. If you build a harem (even unintentionally), take responsibility and make them all happy, am I right? But I can't ignore the fact that it's used in many works as a substitution for good characters. I think that this story would benefit from having focused on only one or two heroines that are well developed, but I understand that writing even a single good character is much harder than nine shallow stereotypes.
But Isakai Smartphone is still enjoyable so props to that. Shows that no matter how bad something is when you analyze it, if it has good "chemistry" that makes it enjoyable then it's enjoyable. Simple as that. I've read a few books where I thought "This story is so good, but why the feck am I so bored..?" which proves this to me.
@alvinobrooka Oh, I get your problem now. I read the post too fast and missed the could/couldn't difference.
I think that couldn't is referred to mass producing them in the Babylon Workshop specifically. The workshop can't apply neither gravity nor modeling to Phrasium, only Touya can. Maybe the paragraph can be updated to mention the workshop to clarify it.
It depends on what way the author goes with Touya. It's possible that he'll never go past demigod and will just live a normal lifespan, die, and that's the end of it. It's possible that the same happens, but he becomes a god upon his semi-mortal body dying. It's possible either of those are the case, but that his lifespan, while not unlimited, is extended. Or it's possible that they have him evolve from demigod to god directly without needing another reincarnation, giving him an unlimited lifespan.
Turns out I never did finish reading Part 8, so time to fix that.
Petrification is a handy workaround for carrying living things in Storage. He should try and learn it.
...or just keep that eye in stasis in Storage and use that.
I’ve always considered Touya dense rather than stupid but... berries and melons are not vegetables.
That’s a heck of a flag raised there in the final sentence.
Author: “Zaubune was a really nasty guy wasn’t he?” - dude, you wrote him as a card carrying villain.
And I thought the saying was that idiots never caught colds?
44%: “its demonics eyes” - demonic?
46%: missing close quite after “I feel there’s something sad about that”
48%: “although petrification turned one into the stone” - seems like “turned one to stone” would scan better.
49%: is the “The Babylon” (rather than just Babylon as normal) intentional?
“on a whole” - on the whole?
54%: “it was a little hard to fell from behind” - tell.
66%: missing close quote after “more aggressive than the last”.
“It smacked its head” - it was just decapitated so this confuses me.
69%: “[Recover]” - [Recovery]
71%: “lended” - lent or loaned?
“Provided they had the money, even our common folk could rent the place, [so] we had frequent team matches”
72%: “I decided to let myself in […] Sue invited me inside” - these two statements do not tally and the latter seems oddly phrased, although that may of course be a problem with the original text.
83%: “my status as king” - I thought he was a grand duke? Come to think of it, wouldn’t that make Sue a (future) duchess rather than a queen on the last page? Further along that train of thought, wikipedia suggests his address should be a “Your Royal Highness” rather than “Your Majesty”.
91%: newline missing before “Baba?”
93%: “watching the games were free” - was?