This week for Light Novel Thursday I’m covering a series that really isn’t for children. It’s Re: Monster by Kanekiru Kogitsune.
Plot Synopsis: Tomokui Kanata has been re-incarnated into the weakest race of a goblin, and received a new name,Rou, after having undergone an unfortunate death. However goblin Rou has retained his previous life’s memories, gained an unusual evolution, and kept his ability to gain skills from eating his foes.
In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, events unfold. Will a goblin party become the heroes of this world, in a delightful twist from your usual scenario? will he become a hero of this world, or a dark overlord dominating over everyone else?
Plot: So uhh yea, Rou is a cannibal and doesn’t really care all that much about doing such things. This series really isn’t for the squeamish or faint of heart. The plot is also fairly dark, as it deals with subjects that most people find revolting, like cannibalism which is the least revolting of them.
Art: The art is alright, I think it’s nothing amazing, but it fits this series really well.
Overall: If you don’t mind the yuck factor this series is amazing and well worth the read.
For those who like: Anti-Heroes as Protagonists, Dark Fantasy, Dark Plot Lines.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or particularly disturbing scenes.