The Otherworlder, Exploring the Dungeon

異邦人、ダンジョンに潜るIhoujin, Dungeon ni Moguru
Synopsis

Ready for Anything—Except This

​Strapped for cash, Souya signs up for a shady gig straight out of a video game: warp to a fantasy world with a team of experts and ascend a dungeon tower to make off with its spoils. However, an accident in the transfer process leaves him stranded there alone. Desperate for support, he recruits a host of adventurers—from elven sisters banished from their forest, to a Goddess of Deception and Secrecy partial to lazing about as a cat—to form a party that can brave the tower’s perils. Caught between corrupt nobles and merchants outside the dungeon and deadly monsters within, can this motley band rise to the challenge? Or will Souya’s adventure end before it even begins?

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Genre: Fantasy
Volume 01 or (Mirror)

Updated April 5, 2022
Volume 02 or (Mirror)

Next volume est. TBD
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  1. I’ve found a typo in volume 1:
    It made me even angrier to think someone like that would be serving this tool. Correction:
    It made me even angrier to think someone like that would be serving this fool.

    Anyway, a nice and fresh series in the genre. Thanks for the sharing! Will be here for the next part.

  2. I’ve found a typo in volume 1:
    It made me even angrier to think someone like that would be serving this tool. Correction:
    It made me even angrier to think someone like that would be serving this fool.

    Anyway, a nice and fresh series in the genre. Thanks for the sharing! Will be here for the next part.

  3. I’m leaving this comment since I’ve read ahead in the web novel. Like up to what would probably be volume 9. I know some reviews say this story doesn’t make sense. That it’s lacking in details or it’s a very whimsical story, but that’s on purpose. This story is actually pretty heavy on mystery and one thing the author pushes often is that things aren’t always what what they appear to be. Are the circumstances strange? Does it seem like there are plot holes? Yes. But it all seems to be a part of the bigger mystery that lurks in the background and put there on purpose by the author. This is not for the impatient. You’ll only get a trickle of your questions answered as deep into the story as I’ve gotten, but they do get answered. Yes, there’s a lot of cooking in this story. But cooking is an important character trait for the main character and it’s actually used well to show you how he’s being affected by certain plot developments. Yes, there are typical isekai tropes like it being a harem, but those actually relate to the mystery of the other world and this story has so far handled the harem aspect pretty well compared to other series. It’s not that the main character is uninterested, it’s that he’s not a complete shit bag and feels proper guilt about it which is lacking in about ninety percent of other isekai where the protags get a harem and… Just go along with it without any remorse because “it’s another world and modern ethics don’t apply to me now!”. Things might also seem light hearted, and they often are… But that doesn’t mean the story won’t get dark.

    Spoiler

    It will and while I won’t spoil who dies… Characters DO die and some grim stuff is implied.

    Overall it’s an interesting mix of isekai, science fiction, drama and mystery.

  4. Just to add for potential readers: there is hardly any adventuring except for boss battles. The rest is literally glossed over with a “their goal for today was the Xth floor and until half way through everything went fine.” It’s mostly just random shenanigans and cooking, lots of cooking. And a growing harem without any interest from Souya. And cooking. Not saying there’s no tension, but MC doesn’t appear to be interested in anything but Japanese food.

    On the plus side, the MC himself already made the joke it should be named “The Otherworlder, Becomes A Chef”.

    I had hoped for more adventure, so not for me alas.

  5. The description sounds nice and all but the novel itself has a crap ton of plot holes. It’s as if the author just rush through everything at the beginning to begin his story in the other world. I gave up on the 1st few pages before the adventure even begins simply because I can’t stomach the whole weirdly convenient story of inviting a gamer with zero practical training to join an uber expensive mission, give him weapons and brief him about a whole other world in couple of lines and he was ok with all of that and jumped through the portal…

  6. Wow! First LN I’ve been excited to read in a good while! I hope the story lives up to the descrpiton, this looks very good! Thanks!

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