Manga Review: The Death Mage Who Doesn’t Want a Fourth Time

Details: Currently ongoing. Also known as Yondome wa Iyana Shi Zokusei Majutsushi and 四度目は嫌な死属性魔術師.

Score: 6/10

This story starts out a bit tragic, but eventually turns into a somewhat boring isekai story with tons of fan service.

The story focuses on a Japanese high school student who dies along with his class. A god shows up and reincarnates them all into another world. However, the god screws up and instead of reincarnating our protagonist into a good life, he reincarnates into a living hell where is is tortured for decades. After our protagonist dies a second time, the god shows up again and reincarnates him into a third life in hopes of things being a little better. In this new world, he is reborn as a half vampire in a fantasy world and must find a way to survive another difficult circumstance.

The story starts very tragic. When he reincarnates the first time to his second life, the tone of the story is fairly serious. When he reincarnates the second time to his third life, the tone remains dark and serious, but lightens up considerably. While I like happy stories, this lightening of the tone of this story made the story far less interesting and far more boring. At the current issue of the story, the protagonist is overpowered and surrounded by a large breasted harem of female characters. Basically, the story became a generic isekai/ harem story.

The art is not very good.

Overall, this was a skippable story. It started off with some promise, but that promise was squandered. I don’t recommend reading this.