Welcome back to the outer sect once again, today’s lecture will be on the types of reincarnation novels.

If you never read even one of the following type, you are a fake cultivator. Follow me and embark on the real Dao of Webnovels.

Every 10 books, there are probably more than 5 starting with “OUCH OUCH OUCH, My head hurts” then boom, the MC absorbed another soul’s memory for CN, or mr truck-kun for JP, obtaining a reverse back in time “item” for KR.

Let me open your eyes to the rest of such novels.

1. Type: Reincarnator

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Alternative titles: Hwan Saeng Jwa

Forms: Webnovels

Chapters: 488 Chapters (1 KR chapter might feel like 3 CN chapter) (completely translated)

Author: Alla

Translator: KobatoChan

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Supernatural
Type: Dark and cruel world, sacrifice for the greater good, ruthless mc, game element, and stats, tower climbing


This is your typical KR web novel, about defeating all the stages and clearing the final boss/level. Sounds familiar?
This Is also where the MC gets a second chance by obtaining the qualification to travel back in time – yup, the transmigration factor.
One more thing, in these novel the Mc usually will have a particular “cheat” ability that brought him to become the strongest or last man standing despite starting out late. Which he will be using from the start now, before it’s too late and become even stronger.

One of the better and completed KR transmigration novel.

Similar novels: The King of the Battlefield (Exactly the same type), Master hunter k, I am the monarch,

2. Type: Arifureta

guide to reincarnation novels

Alternative Titles: Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Form: Webnovels / Lightnovel
Difference between a JP webnovel and Lightnovel is that the light novel is more edited and published by a company

Chapters:179 WN (completely translated)

Author: Ryo Shirakome

Translator: Bakapervert (WN)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Shounen

Type: Dark, Gore, Betrayals and Tragedies, Isekai, game elements, leveling, classes


Sorry, but I won’t be writing on our Re: Zero’s unlimited rebirth hax. As I don’t see many of those

But, here is our Hajime Nagumo, the epitome of depression and insanity. Makes you wonder what the author was thinking when he wrote this.

Transmigrated/Summoned into a fantasy world to become a hero. All you webs and Daoists would be living a dream right? Our mr protagonist naturally was living his life at first.

Then everything changed when the fire nation attacked. Nah, when they found out he was useless, berated by the world, betrayed by the people that summoned him, abandoned despite helping out. Lived a hobo life of only eating monster meat… Went mad, calmed down and turned crazy.

Well, he somehow still managed to be kind and caring towards others. You would imagine what did he go through all that for. (A little warning, he suffered so much but doesn’t put much effort in revenge)

When you thought which author would love to torture their main lead, well there are many others too.

Similar Novels: The rising of the shield hero, the forsaken hero, Instant death, Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?

3. Type: Against the God

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Alternative Titles: Ni Tian Xie Shen

Form: Webnovels / Manga

Chapters: 1766 Chapters(On-going)

Author: Mars Gravity

Translator: Alyschu

Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Martial Arts, Mature, Xuanhuan

Type: Take over soul, xuanhuan, cultivator continent, cliche, cheat abilities and memories.


Okay, so this is the typical xuanhuan, the type where the main character takes over, absorbs the memories of the previous owner’s body soul. Most likely with the same name or similar name. Then he uses his past memories or cheat ability to betray everyone’s expectation of him being “trash”.

Usually, these type of novels starts off with broken “spiritual root”, genius falling from the sky, broken marriage, and many others. With the main character taking over when the other guy’s soul is at his lowest point in life. Then he embarks on a journey with a huge group of harem that “believed” in him.

If you read anyone of these novels, you will probably feel that the rest of them are an exact copy of each other.

Similar Novels: Tales of Demons and Gods (Great setting and world at start), Chaotic sword god, Sovereign of the Three realms, Emperor’s Domination.


4. Type: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (WN)

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Alternative Titles: Death Marching to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Form: Webnovels / Manga / Anime

Chapters: Volume 18, Chapter 10 (on-going)

Author: Ainana Hiro

Translator: Sousetsuka

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Shounen, Slice of Life

Type: Transferred to another world with cheat ability, OP male lead, adventure in another world, 


Although some JP novels are full of the dark side, like Goblin Slayer (extreme), however there are very light-hearted, op and fun to read Transmigration Novel.

This is one of them, he starts out being transferred and lost, but with his Meteor Shower, he changed everything. This is an extremely fun slice of life adventure.

If you like OP main leads that wander around randomly doing his best to enjoy the situation he is in, this is probably for you. A heartwarming read.

Similar Novels: Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (WN), In a Different World with a Smartphone, Mushoku Tensei (WN)

5. Type: The Legendary Mechanic

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Form: Webnovels

Chapters: 929 Chapters (On-going)

Author: Chocolion

Translator: Atlas Studios

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mecha, Sci-fi

Type: Transferred into  VRMMO, knowledge of the future and world.


There are many Transferred into their MMORPG that the protagonist played novels out there. However, there are probably only 1 or 2 novels our there that actually have real “players” joining the server in the future. Most of the other novels are the type that the protagonist conquers the MMORPG world as part of the game becoming real. However, they are still great. But this one tops them all.

Have you ever imagine what it feels like as an npc, giving out quests, abusing players by making them do repetitive tasks with few rewards? Well, our MC transmigrated into the past of the MMORPG. He grows like a normal player but still acts as a hidden “NPC”.

Similar Novels: Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (WN), In a Different World with a Smartphone, Mushoku Tensei (WN)

The other part of this typical genre is that some novels such as Advent of the Archmage, traveling the world after becoming the strongest in the VRMMO, then by some circumstance, transferred into the game world and restarts from there. Without the interference of any real “players”.

Similar novels: Night Ranger, The amber sword.

6. Type: MMORPG: Rebirth of the Legendary Guardian

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Forms: Webnovels

Chapters: 856 Chapters (Completely Translated)

Author: Flying Alone

Translator: Endless Fantasy Translation

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Sci-fi

Type: Betrayed by loved ones, Returned back to the beginning with memories, Guilds, VRMMO, Exploiting future knowledge, revenge


Another VRMMO Troupe, the MC would first start off in getting betrayed by everyone, as usual, HAHA. Then, after everything ended, they would open their eyes and realise on the clock that they have been sent to before the game released.

Next, they would then start out as “poor with nothing” then use everything they can to buy a VR helmet. Also, they would find a “fatty best friend” to follow him. Then, they would exploit their memories and become the best in the VRMMO. Oh, and they would always go to a gym and increase their physical ability while playing the game for some reason.

For example, using previously famous high leveled players with potential. Gaining items with “potential”, by using secrets that could not be replicated.

If you like a main character that constantly uses his “previous game memories” to become the best in a VRMMO to execute revenge on the people that betrayed him in his “previous lifetime”, this genre is perfect.

Personally, I love this genre, but those who hate harem, and author’s bullshit reasoning for some steamy relationship with the MC, such as using money to “save” someone and start a relationship, you should read other similar novels.

Similar Novels: Rebirth of the thief who roamed the world, The great thief, Reincarnation of the strongest sword god, King’s avatar (Hardly any romance, and no traveling to the start again, but he climbs back using a different account, and just a normal mmorpg on a computer)


Thank you fellow Daoists for your patience, if you want to have anything you want me to add, leave a comment, or you can join our TBSect’s Webnovel’s discord .

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