My 【Repair】Skill Became an Almighty Cheat Skill, So I Thought I’d Open Up a Weapon Shop
【Shuufuku】 Skill ga Bannou Cheat-ka shita node, Bukiya demo Hirakou ka to Omoimasu
Adventure, Fantasy, Harem, Slice of Life, Shounen
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The main character, Luke, has been an adventurer for fifteen years, but he could only use the skill [Repair]. Because of that, he was known as the eternal rank E, third-rate adventurer.
One day, Luke was hired for cheap by a hero’s party to do odd jobs, when he was forced to bear the consequences caused by the hero’s mistake, and was left behind in the labyrinth of a difficult-to-clear dungeon.
Luke was prepared for death, but his [Repair] skill evolved during his survival from the brink of death, and Luke managed to escape.
Now that Luke had returned alive, he decided to stop doing dangerous jobs and turned over a new leaf.
Using his evolved [Repair] skill, Luke opened up a weapon shop for adventurers in a village with a small dungeon.
He aimed for a slow life with his second life. His second life, where he lived quietly and comfortably!
……at least, that’s what he thought, when a major incident shaking the entire country appeared before Luke’s eyes…..?
This is one of the better fantasy series I've read in a while. Although the MC of the story is betrayed, this is not a revenge novel, even if they get their comeuppance. Rather, this is a sort of slice of life-ish, adventure series similar to Banish hero lives in the countryside but with a later romance. What's so great about this novel is how the overall slow pacing of the series, which allows for a great deal of world building, more detailed interactions and foreshadowing. Moreover, this pacing allows for really good characterisation even of lesser characters in the series, which I appreciate.
Cover illustrations for volumes 2-5
I enjoy fantasy novels where the protag has odd or unusual skills that lends itself in surprising ways. I'd be all over this one.
This is an LN I’ve been following since day 1 because I like crafting-type stuff, and was also reading the WN fan translation until it died a year ago.