A NEET’s Guide to the Parallel World: Healer, the Strongest Cheat?


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    Romaji: Nito no Taidana Isekai Shoukougun: Saijaku Shoku "Healer" nano ni Saikyou wa Cheat desu ka?
    Japanese: ニトの怠惰な異世界症候群 ~最弱職〈ヒーラー〉なのに最強はチートですか?~

    Description

    Hidako Masamune is a high school student who suffers from continuous bullying by his classmates. Becoming tired of it all, he decides to commit suicide, but instead he is transported to another world along with all his classmates. When they arrive, they find that they now possess amazing abilities but he was only granted the status of a "healer," the weakest skill of all. The king decides to get rid of him by transporting him to another far away place, but not before Hidako swears revenge against the king, the kingdom, and all of his classmates.
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    Impression

    What this? Another revenge isekai story? Yup, seems like they are all the rage at the moment. This one just started manga and light novel publication.
    Starts like any typical isekai, bullied, victimised protagonist refusing to man up, instead he decided to flip a finger to reality and commit suicide. Except fate had different idea, he and a bunch of other students, including the bullies of course, are summoned to a different world. The newly minted heroes get appraised and told about their RPGesque statuses and skills. Everyone is happy with their situation, except for protagonist who is a healer, the weakest job according to the summoners. Unlike how things play out in The Wrong Way To Use Healing Magic, the summoners get pissed at protagonist for not owning a powerful skill and being a reincarnate instead of summoned. Protagonist gets disposed off and vows revenge.

    Now the interesting parts starts, as protagonist has goddess blessing, which allows him to take one skill of choice from defeated foes and then gets blessing from the god of mischief. That blessing allows him to reverse a status or skill effect, a + becomes a - type of skill. I think it will be interesting to see what kind of development his character will have and how his abilities will impact the world.

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  • The premise is stupid already. What kind of person thinks medical doctors (to use our world equivalent) are useless? Maybe kids under 5, but nobody who has ever been sick and has an IQ greater than that of a piece of dead wood. There's a reason we pay medical doctors well even here in our world and even in its modern countries, where people have gotten used to having them easily available. They are held in even higher regard in places where they are rare. Worse - people prone to injury, like those doing any physical activity or even fighting, would value them higher than anything. The "healer" profession is at the top! Fighters can be replaced much more easily.

    That king would never send the healer away (unless the king is a very small child or has severe brain damage) - he would do the exact opposite!



  • I wasn’t bullied at school, so I can’t understand the protagonist’s situation, but I’m finding myself getting frustrated at all these weak, emasculated male protagonists nowadays. There’s nothing wrong with growing some balls, being a man and acting like one.


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    I've read some fan translated chapters. While yes the protagonist is a weak, frail, type who

    ; the story was interesting for me. It's like "Arifureta" in that the main starts off week then becomes OP. shrug I guess some folks like these types of stores and others don't.


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    @silvermane Sorry, I didn't mean to spoil anything. Nof fully awake yet :)


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    @silvermane said in A NEET’s Guide to the Parallel World: Healer, the Strongest Cheat?:

    ; the story was interesting for me. It's like "Arifureta" in that the main starts off week then becomes OP. shrug I guess some folks like these types of stores and others don't.

    The difference sounds like mostly the protag's attitudes, which impacts the entire tone of the story.

    Even back on Earth before the summoning, Hajime didn't give two shits what anyone thought of him, whereas this guy offs himself (it is in the description so don't see how that's a spoiler)

    Basically, all these "revenge" stories sound like incel losers that cuck themselves then blame everyone else for it like old mate Elliot Rodger. Baffled that people enjoy stuff with a slant like this, unless the protag starts with that mentality then grows the hell up during the story, that could be good I guess.



  • unless the protag starts with that mentality then grows the hell up during the story, that could be good I guess.

    I doubt it, character development isn’t something Japanese authors concern themselves with. I’ve seen enough characters develop just so the author can revert them straight back.


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    @caramelwithoutthesalt Yep, most obviously for me it shows in every romcom ln/manga, you think there's finally progress, then next chapter the status quo is back

    I mean I get the whole reason they're called "light" novels, and I like the whole escape from reality with mindless trash as much as the next person.... though I suppose my taste in trash is just different to others. Still, it can't be all trash all the time.



  • @smashman42 School Rumble is the biggest example I can give where the author screwed character development, whether intentional or not, just for a cheap laugh. There’s more I can think of, but the thought of them just irritates me, so I don’t bother remembering them.

    I mean I get the whole reason they're called "light" novels, and I like the whole escape from reality with mindless trash as much as the next person.... though I suppose my taste in trash is just different to others. Still, it can't be all trash all the time.

    Absolutely! As I’m getting older I want something that at least has some continuity, rather than the story reseting at the beginning of each new chapter.