Harem in Experiemental log of the crazy lich

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  1. hejikkk

    hejikkk Active Member

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    So someone in the reviews mentioned how this novel was like the gintama of webnovels and honestly, that's pretty much all you need to hook me. I looked into it a bit more and the premise seems really interesting as well.

    The only problem I have is that it's labeled as harem.

    and by GOD I detest harem.

    Still, I'm really desperate for new reads atm. In this sense, I was wondering how severe (?) is the harem tag? I don't mind spoilers that much, as long as it isn't anything too major. Thanks
     
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  2. Mufarasu

    Mufarasu Well-Known Member

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    I read to up to chapter 700 or so and there's really not much issue with it if you dislike harems. It's a CN novel, not a JP isekai. Now, that's not necessarily better, but it gives a different perspective nonetheless. And this one is also different from the generic every female falls for the MC because he glanced in their direction one time novels.

    That said, all the female characters get pretty well fleshed out with backstories and character arcs where it's explained why they like Roland. Unfortunately, the MC is afraid of commitment, so he purposely acts obtuse/dense or runs away when things seem like they're getting serious. Often it seems like he doesn't even know why they like him.

    Not sure about the ending, but with 150 chapters left from where I stopped I doubt there's more than a "happily ever after" type ending for the romance portion. Especially with the climax of the story on the horizon. The MC is pretty involved with his goals and doesn't leave himself any time to seriously pursue romance.
     
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    Parth37955 NU #3, [Dead Inside], Mid-Boss, Dark Dealer Staff Member

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    it's not a harem
     
  4. Bellilelly

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    Thank god!!!!
     
  5. Ordinary people

    Ordinary people Well-Known Member

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    He died virgin
     
  6. Nightow1

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    Hmm... "He died virgin". "Experimental Log of the Crazy *LICH*"...
    Didn't he already start out dead? lol.
     
  7. hejikkk

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    Moved my post but thanks for the reply! ok that assures me a bit... i was scared it would emphasize the romance a lot. might check it out then lol
     
  8. Liero Dirlewanger

    Liero Dirlewanger Active Member

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    Read the novel and find out
     
  9. Mufarasu

    Mufarasu Well-Known Member

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    I'd say it's worth it. Some sections get a tad long winded, but it's fairly consistent in its tone and pacing. Plus, it's completely translated.
     
  10. Nightow1

    Nightow1 Well-Known Member

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    I did long time ago.
     
  11. Daydreamsilky

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    He is and for ever be lord virgin of virgin Mountain
     
  12. Liero Dirlewanger

    Liero Dirlewanger Active Member

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    He didn't start dead, remember? the whole prince thing. I don't know how to spoiler posts so that's all i'll say...
     
  13. Nightow1

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    When the story started, he already went through his "phase". Remember the dog and "raising the skeleton flag"?
     
  14. Liero Dirlewanger

    Liero Dirlewanger Active Member

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    well yes but the start of the story we see isn't the start of roland's story