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The extra refuses to remain an insignificant character
The extra refuses to remain an insignificant character
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When I recovered my memories, it was almost too late. Becoming a sacrifice for a void cause was definitely not among my first options upon remembering my past life. And this shonen manga was a lot happier and idealistic back then when I read it than it is now that I'm trapped here. As an extra no less. Why is everyone, hero or villain alike, so much of a pain? Give me back my stock-shonen manga! Give me back my freedom to remain as humanly away from the plot as I can!

What do you mean I changed the plotline and now I have to fix it? If the world needs protecting then leave it to the hero party, they saved everyone once, surely they can do it again without my help? No?

Tsk, alright, but only because if the world dies I will die as well. Definitely not because I want to become a main character or anything. I'm fine being an insignificant character so don't give me that look!

Who wants to become a stock-shonen protagonist anyway? Definitely not me!


Warning: I'm going to come clean right now. This story it's frustrating. The MC isn't OP. She has no cheats. There is no wish-fulfillment and definitely no face-slap in here. There will be times you will want to pull out your hair from frustration not necessarily because of the MC, but because of how tremendous as-ehem, meanies the other characters can be. But that's life. I want this story to emulate reality as much as it can, and that means accepting things will not always go the protagonist's way, or that, villains and heroes alike, are not one-dimensional characters and even though you may hate them because of their actions at times, that doesn't mean what you see or what the MC sees it's the absolute truth. Everyone has their own circumstances. And everyone makes mistakes sometimes.

Another warning: This story it's set in late 18th/early 19th century. While I do try to make it historically accurate, keep in mind it's a fantasy world, and some leeway should be accepted.

Age Progression Character Growth Child Protagonist Depictions of Cruelty European Ambience Fantasy World Female Protagonist Magic Mercenaries Mob Protagonist Necromancer Nobles Poor Protagonist Pragmatic Protagonist Quirky Characters Reincarnated into Another World Unreliable Narrator Zombies
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      Status: up to date 30/01/2020
      Jan 31, 2020

      The series is only at the beginning but it’s promising. We follow Elaine, a reincarnated person, as she tries to escape her fate as a shonen side casualty. Unfortunately her situation is critical and her resources inexistant, and she will have to rely on her wits to survive...

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      Status: c0
      Jan 20, 2020

      Damn, I literally came up with my title a couple days ago, 'Sorrow of the Extra' thinking I was gonna be original with that 'Extra' word in my title (Only in the Original Novels Section) and then I see this, lol. I got inspired by 'The Novels Extra' though. Thought I would be special :')

      I'll read it and add a review soon.

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      Status: arc 1. chapter 4-6
      Mar 16, 2020

      The MC is bad ass and one of my favorites and the characters are all not 2 dimensional and have their own reasons for everything.

      The story is great, the writing is good, the grammar is amazing, and the spacing of the chapters is nice since instead of a chapter every few weeks or so, we get chapters a little faster than that.

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      Status: arc 1. chapter 1-1
      Jan 21, 2020

      It's pretty good

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      Status: arc 1. epilogue
      Aug 16, 2020

      A nice marriage between Shoujo and Shounen that works surprisingly well. 

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      Status: Arc 1. Chapter 6-4
      Mar 7, 2020

      I think this series is a rly unique Shoujo (uh Shonen in fact) with its own quirky writing style - one of my favourites on this site atm and I'm looking forward to more updates! ≪3

      edit: holy moly this novel has come a long way since I initially did my review and we're already at the end of arc 1 with a lot more action, cliffhangers and enjoyable plot twists I didn't see coming! 

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