Recommendations "Genius" in their field novels

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  1. aclgrafix

    aclgrafix Well-Known Member

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    First off I do not mind if the novel is JP, KR, CHN etc as long as it is completely or actively translated, Secondly I do not mind if they involve do-overs or special powers like in my examples

    So, what I'm looking for is novels where the MC is a specialist in their field, be it music, cooking, entertainment or whatever, I do prefer it to be more modern-day than fantasy/isekai style worlds though, I'd prefer the MC to be male as I find it hard to sympathize when the MC is female, I would also like there to be some romance be it sub-plot or not and finally I would like a good balance of comedy and drama, too much comedy and it becomes annoying, but too much drama and it becomes off-putting for me.
    It might be easier to understand what I want by looking at my examples:
    God of Music
    God of Cooking
    God's Song
    Chemistry
    Perfect Superstar
    Top Management

    so basically what I want is:
    Genius MC
    Modern-day
    (modern-day world isn't really necessary)
    Preferably Male MC
    a good balance of Comedy and Drama
    Some Romance
    (doesn't matter if it's sub-plot)(if it's a cultivation type novel, I would prefer it if the MC and his wife/wives/harem aren't separated for long periods of time)
    completely/actively translated

    however, I DO NOT want any that have:
    rape
    yaoi/yuri - shounen-ai/shojo-ai
    NTR (of any kind)
    dark/depressing
    racist
    (looking at you I'm Really A Superstar)

    thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. perspherspley

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    thanks, do you mind giving a little info on this 1, looking at the description isn't very helpful lol

    thanks, i'll give them a look and for the God of (insert name here) i think only God of Crime is left for me to look at on here, unless there's more than just 3 on this site
     
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    Big Life but it's in translator limbo.
     
  6. aclgrafix

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    thanks but considering the last release was 2 years ago I might give this a pass, i'll put it on my "waiting for" list for now though
     
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    It is about a guy inheriting his parents Pet Shop, actually, the guy is an expert when it comes to animal and you will learn something new every time the guy gives information about different animals which is actually correct.
     
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    thanks, after reading the first few chapters, it gives me a similar vibe to Gourmet Food Supplier but with animals and a phone app instead of a system
     
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    Genius Basic Law: Female MC, quite good at Maths (and she is anything but OP), ML is genius of Maths.
     
  11. perspherspley

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    Right, Pet King is one of the reasons why I started liking this genre, like My House of Horrors.
     
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    thanks, although this looks like it's got a fantasy world setting it still seems pretty interesting
    thanks, although it's a female mc I'll give it a look since there's only 7 chapters out so far
    for me it was God's Song that got me into these types of novels and God of Music that solidified that like :p
    thanks, although I'm unsure of that first 1, the gender bender theme is off-putting to me, seems like a pointless move, although The King's Avatar seems interesting, along the lines of LMS or Shura's Wrath
     
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    Cooking with Wild Game is a phenomenal read tho u might have to spend some time looking for it as it is liscenced rn
     
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    thanks, however, if I remember right, I ended up dropping this novel when the village the MC was destroyed for no particular reason (at least i believe that was this novel)
     
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    I can't speak of the other stories in this list (so I edited them out), but technically Super Stars of Tomorrow doesn't fit all of the requests. It's set in post-apocalypse recovery Earth, and I don't believe that it has any romance, be it subplot of otherwise. I'm still recommending it as it mostly fits your recommendations, I just want you to know that it isn't a perfect fit and why. The MC is a genius of Musical Talent, who reincarnated after living through the entire apocalypse (literally dying on the battlefield, at least partially due to old age, just a year or a few years before everything became peaceful and the surviving leaders started rebuilding human civilisation), and builds up a portfolio of being great at everything due to reincarnation physical-buffs and "luck" causing the MC to run into things tangentially related to the apocalypse regularly.

    The other close fit that doesn't actually fit is Forty Millenniums of Cultivation. Set in a High-Tech Cultivation World, the MC is a potential Genius of Technology... having grown up in the slums, collecting discarded technology from the local dump, disassembling it, putting it back together working and selling it for slightly more in the pawn shops than he would have if he hadn't disassembled it (having been trained to do so before childhood). The story starts after he buys a knock-off Cultivation Pill to attempt to make up for his lifetime of malnutrition and potentially become a Cultivator. Surprise, surprise, the MC eventually becomes a Cultivator. Single Love Interest, nothing that's in your "No Way" list, it just also isn't on Earth (let alone Modern Day Earth).
     
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    ??????
     
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    I think you may have the wrong novel as far as I know that event does not happen. However, good news for you I think you may have something new to read!!!
     
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    Darius Drake A poster of verbose posts

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    I like to ensure that things are correct, and inform people of why they aren't if they aren't. I repeated your recommendation because I do suspect that the OP will enjoy it, it just didn't fit all of their requests and I felt it necessary to inform them of that, and how it changed. That's also why I specified that the other recommendation I was making didn't fit all of the requests, and explained the ones that it didn't fit.

    I didn't comment on any of the others you recommended because I haven't read any of the others, and thus don't know if they fit perfectly or not.
     
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    Its actually very hard when you want them to be good in only 1 field.

    Endless Path Infinite Cosmos . Its a fanfic tho (a danmachi fanfic / Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon).
    MC is a Genius/The Best in everything. The MC can do anything. If he cant do something, he will find a way to do it later on. He is a fast learner. Sadly its in a fantasy world. Romance is godlike

    Rebirth of the Legendary Guardian - a VRMMORPG novel.
    MC is the best Tank player in the VRMMO game.
    Its set in the modern day.
    Its a complete novel. Its pretty much what you want i guess, tho for the romance you have to wait a long time. There are some hints in the early parts but it picks up the pace around half way through the novel.