The Abandoned Reincarnation Sage Vol. 1
Author: Maraijin A
Publisher: Kodansha (April 5, 2022)
ebook, 184 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
Belamus was once a great sage with the power of reincarnation…but as all lives must pass, so did his. He reincarnated with his memories, but was suddenly abandoned as a newborn child! Luckily for him, he was adopted by the nearby goblin tribe…but this moment of kindness may mean more for both the Goblins and Belamus than either of them know!
I *almost* skipped reading this because the cover is just kind of meh and I wasn’t super pumped about this great sage (or wizard, basically) being reincarnated, but I *DO* love goblins, sooo….
BOY, am I glad I picked it up! Belamus can be sort of a stick in the mud, but I really love his goblin village. The world-building is so fun, and it has some very video game/MMORPG type fantasy elements, like certain races of monster needing to eat a certain food in order to “evolve,” or basically level up to a stronger monster race.
And yeah, it’s full of pretty standard isekai tropes, like Bellamus is super OP, but at the same time it’s sort of not an isekai because he’s been reincarnated in the SAME world he occupied before (er, I think…?) and not a new one. I liked this way more than I expected to. It’s a fun romp, and I fully intent to pick up volume 2!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are unbiased and my own.