Murazukuri Game no NPC ga Namami no Ningen to Shika Omoe Nai(I can't Help But to Think the NPCs in This Town-building Game are Human Beings)
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Synopsis : n unknown parcel arrives to Yoshio, a 30-years old NEET. The content is a game disk titled “The Village of Fate.” A beautiful CG game with real-life images gets started.
All of the villagers in the game are high-performing AIs, who strangely behaved like human beings. In that game, Yoshio is the god of destiny and will be in a position to guide the villagers. But what can be done in the game is only to give a message, a prophecy, once every day. The villagers will execute the instruction, and their gratitude becomes the power of miracles, that the god of destiny can use.
Yoshio is worshiped as God but in reality he lives like a shut-in. Thanks to villagers he will again learn the joy of life and thanks to him the villagers will be saved.
Publisher : Kadokawa
Status : ongoing (2 volumes)
Genre : Action,Adventure,Fantasy,Mystery,Survival
Manga : Yes
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Cover for Vol.2 released May 2nd
Sounds a little like Outer Ragna (with less violence). I'd take it.
I've read some of the fan translated web novel, this is a very... inspiring story. There's a positive feedback loop of him getting attached to and helping the NPC villagers, which motivates him to break out of his shell in real life and try finding a job (which, stay with me here, he uses the money in the game's gacha to help the villagers even more, lol) and also just learn more about the world in general. It gets to be pretty creative too; the game takes place in real time, and with the limit of 1 message a day, he needs to be smart about when he uses it and what he writes.
This is a topic that gets covered in many light novels and anime, but it goes into the reasons someone becomes a shut in, the snowball effect it can have on them mentally, and the slow process of finding a way to rejoin society. It's quite a sympathetic and feel-good read.
I saw a bit of the manga a while back, and it looked super interesting. Count me in too.
Sounds interesting, I would like to read it. I definitely check out the fan translation of the web novel later.