Skill Taker’s World Domination ~ Building a Slave Harem from Scratch

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    Isekai Shihai no Skill Taker ~Zero kara Hajimeru Dorei Harem~
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    Konoe Yuuto is a genius martial artist who is summoned to a different world where slave trading is legal. There, using his 【Ability Looting ( Skill Taker)】 cheat ability, he steals the abilities of monsters he defeats, and starts building a slave harem while hoping to live a carefree life after retirement.

    When it comes to LN we have in English this is fairly unique. We only have like one other LN where the MC has some Sexual shenanigans with his Female companions. Yes, he does his Sexual Shenanigans with his slaves but they are happy and pleased to do it. JNC already got How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord so I don't think this should be any problem. This also has a pretty decent story too. I really like the MC in this one, he is not a clueless or dumb Protagonist you usually see. The MC knows when to keep things close to the chest and when to be open. the MC knows his advantages and disadvantages in situations, eg. when he makes a deal with a certain girl, she makes a comment about "Your going to trust I will keep my end" and the MC knows that he holds the upper hand in this deal and that he is the girls only hope for salvation and if she did lie to him he still holds the upper hand since he does not need to do the second half of his deal since she did not hold her end.

  • Oh god, I read the WN for this one for a while, it was quite a guilty pleasure but it pretty much has the most inane OP MC ever. I'm usually fine with the OP MC trope, but this one has really lazy writing.

    Take Hajime for example, he's OP as hell but he has his limitations as he's pretty much incompatible with any kind of magic aside from Transmutation and Creation magic, so he overcomes that by making a bunch of artifacts. I can get behind this. Same as with Death March, it takes a while for the MC to understand that leveling the skills makes it easier to do certain actions, but high-end skills with no knowledge are pretty much useless so he has to study how to actually use these skills (also, there's the hillarious quest for the chant orb as his horrible musical sense doesn't allow him to chant magic). This is how you make an OP MC compelling, with limitations of some sort.

    But on Skill Taker the MC is pretty much a genius at all sports and martial arts, so he can do anything and everything just because. His only limitation is that he doesn't want to make his girls pregnant, so he defaults to tentacle play for some reason. I find this quite lazy. I still kept reading it as a guilty pleasure (and the author even hinted that the LN version is even more kinky), but the way the MC is portrayed is pretty much a how not to write an OP MC, for me at the very least. I'd probably still read it on site but I doubt I'd buy it.

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    @paulnamida said in Skill Taker’s World Domination ~ Building a Slave Harem from Scratch:

    This is how you make an OP MC compelling, with limitations of some sort.

    I have three words for you: One Punch Man! OPM is quite literally the most overpowered character in anime yet he is a compelling character not because of any weakness he has, but because he is so OP he is bored and that he is fine with ruining his image for the greater good. and OP MC does not automatically mean it has lazy writing.

    I do not believe in a Guilty Pleasure series, why would you read something you do not like? Guilty Pleasure is just a word to describe something society or the majority frowns on. I say stand tall and proud of what you like, calling something a guilty pleasure does a disservice to whatever you are describing; You clearly enjoy the thing you describe if you call it a guilty pleasure and yet the word itself has a negative connotation to it. But if you hate the series you are calling a guilty pleasure than that tells us nothing about why you hate it and again does a disservice. Guilty Pleasure I see as a fluff word or a buzz Word that is just thrown around to justify why you like something or to strawman someone who does like that thing.

  • @drone205 The thing with OPM is Saitama's inner conflict with his overpowered self. That's why it works. He's self-aware that he's stupidly strong and no one can measure up to him, which causes him anguish. His limitation is his very own self. If he were happy with being so OP and went through the hero ranks with ease, I doubt it'd be as popular as it is.

    Not gonna comment too much about the guilty pleasure as I don't want to reveal my fetishes explicitly. But long story short, the ecchi scenes cater way too much to my fetishes. That's why I find it to be a guilty pleasure, I really dislike the way the MC is portrayed, but damn, are the ecchi scenes good.

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    Interesting idea. Although I really wonder if we can get a R18 Novel here as it seems to go this way.

    Oh and I find hiim funny with his Plot Armor. You throw that at him, oh he learned this game because it could help him in his martial arts. Who learns billiard for martial arts?

    And yes if I go with the Manga then the LN should be steamier than the WN. Atleast there he is way faster with his advances.

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    @saskir said in Skill Taker’s World Domination ~ Building a Slave Harem from Scratch:

    Interesting idea. Although I really wonder if we can get a R18 Novel here as it seems to go this way.

    I am pretty sure the WN is R-18 while the LN is R-16. I think there was one scene the Author had to change for it to become a LN or make it R-16. So I think it should be fine, we got Isekai Maou so I don't think it should be that much trouble.

  • @drone205 I remember it being the opposite, with parts being taken down from the WN version but with the author reassuring that the scenes would be in full glory in the LN version.

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    upvoting this to support an increase diversity of offerings here at JNC
    nothing to do with sexy shenanigans, not at all <koff koff>

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