This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering a series I recently started reading. It’s Dragon’s Bloodline Volume 01 by Yan Mao!
Plot Synopsis: A martial artist (42 years old, single) devoted himself and trained his skill with the sword and martial arts, but was involved in a large scale disaster, and saved many people before his life ended. Who would have thought that when he went to the world of the dead, a beautiful woman who introduced herself to be General Administrator would appear? He was told that it was possible to reincarnate into a world of swords and magic, and the man gained the powerful Gift [Dragon’s Bloodline]. However, he reincarnated as a woman. Furthermore, a beautiful woman.
Plot: The plot isn’t amazing, in fact it’s pretty bland. Hopefully the author will revise it if he ever gets a publishing offer. I don’t see that happening very soon though. That being said it’s not terrible, it’s just generic.
Characters: Ria is the lead and she’s pretty funny. She ignores common sense and just wrecks havoc if she feels the need to do so. The fact that she also goes around looking for a way to turn back into a male is also amusing. Lulu on the other hand is her foil and is pretty good at it. Though sometimes I feel she get’s overshadowed by other members of the cast. The rest of the cast is good, but not amazing.
Overall: This is skippable unless you are really bored and are looking for something to read that isn’t a biohazard like Twilight.
For those who like: Fantasy, Reincarnation, Action, Genderbenders, Amusing Cast of Characters, Decent Plot.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.