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Epic of Caterpillar

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Author: PancakesWitch

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A young adult dies from a fever and is reincarnated in the World of Genesis, a world of swords and magic dominated by a strange and mysterious Game-like System as the weakest being, a Caterpillar!

Gaining abilities from the monsters that she devours, Kireina uses her sharp adaptability and wits to overcome the odds against her in a world where everyone wants to eat her alive!

As Kireina evolves and gathers a group of followers and subordinates, discover how our protagonist builds a monster Kingdom from zero, in a world dominated by Humans, terrifying Monsters, and arrogant Gods who only wish her death!

In front of her enemies, there will be only two options!
Will you obey me or will you be eaten?

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    PancakesWitch

    Another shameless author rating his webnovel with 5/5. Do you like weak to strong MC? Do you like contants struggles and almost impossible fights? Do you like Caterpillars? No? Thats fine! If you said yes to most of them or none, check out this novel, know about a very unfortunate otaku reincarnating into a caterpillar and being constantly toyed by a sick god. Experience his constant struggles to go on the top of the food chain, with a lot of ridiculous reactions and sick comedy, and a well developed and intrincating System!

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    Quollski123

    This story is a true gem and clearly beats many of the stories in the upper rankings. The beginning chapters had some glaring issues such as cringe due to the nature of the MC and some of the dialogue (very chuuni); this issue becomes moot in very little time. This can be attributed to the excellent character and world developing skills of (PancakesWitch); as the story progresses and the MC gains confidence, the dialogue between her and other characters steadily increase in it's quality. Another glowing point of this story is that the MC feels real, she is no hero and doesn't randomly help others for no particular reason. In saying that, the MC is really naive in the beginning and as the story progresses, her attention to details increase and more thought is put into actions. If anything, Kireina fits the role of anti-hero best, She is no goody two-shoes and certainly no villain either; whats interesting here though,is that as Kireina grows her family and gains things and people she desires to protect, the more she is willing to do to protect them and become stronger. An excellent example of this is her willingness to eat people, in the beginning she is apprehensive to do such a thing but eventually casts aside that apprehension in favour of the benefits. Another really strong point of this novel is it's world and how it expands. The world in this novel is really unique with quirky ideas such as the snowy mountain walls and the astral road. In nearly every chapter the reader is introduced to new and fantastical races with many unique creatures that aren't an archetype of an existing earth creature. The world building is really stellar in this novel and really utilizes the 'show don't tell' rule by having much of the exposition being given in side chapters by minor characters which give us this information by comparing common sense to the situation in cases where Kireina often breaks it. This effectively provides lore and also indicates not only how Kireina views this world but also how the world sees Kireina. Overall, this is an excellent novel and many of the wrinkles are only present in the first few chapters and these are ironed out. The release schedule is excellent with a new (and long (*v*)) chapter everyday with the occasional rapid releases. Solid characters which don't feel overshadowed by the MC and an excellent ever growing world. 5/5

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    ottopayback

    This book is great, while the genderbender protagonist at the beginning threw me off a little bit, the plot and action afterwards throughly captured my attention. Great fight scenes mixed with character growth (literally and emotionally). Also the authors naming sense for skills and monster is top notch. Love it.

    4yr
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    50ShadesOfAss

    Cool story and all. Long chapters and it’s very readable. I really like evolution novels with op mc but I had to leave once you made mc into a female and refer to him as a she. It’s just not my thing. Like what’s the point of having an ***** man reincarnate if he’s just gonna become a butterfly EMPRESS or QUEEN. Should’ve just made a women reincarnate but that’s just me. Good luck on the story

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    YuuysukeYaja

    THIS IS SOOO GOOD, I love the way you write, looking like re:monster, a novel that I love, congratulations for such a great novel, I hope you never drop it

    4yr
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    Ellyejah_Angol

    never seen such a unique novel the world of the novel grows at a good pace the worlds lore is interesting each chapter complements each other the authors implementation of the system was done very nicely BEST NOVEL SO FAR

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    Eom
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    Jazimo

    The “Epic of Caterpillar” is the only novel written by its author (PancakesWitch) on Webnovel. The MC is a reincarnated human male who died because of a fever. And he was incarnated into a caterpillar! As a previous Otaku he managed to discover that there is a system in this new world. The system is actually in control of the world and its inhabitants. Through his new life the protagonist embarks on a journey to empower himself by evolving with the help of the system. Gaining many strong companions while establishing a kingdom. The novel is heavily influenced by Japanese isekai webnovels, anime, and manga. I’ve noticed many similarities between EOC and many Japanese isekai novels like “Re: Monster; Monster reincarnation chronicle starting after being stabbed to death” by (Kanekiru Kogitsune), “That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime” by (Fuse), “The Death Mage Who Doesn’t Want a Fourth Time” by (Densuke), and “I'm A Spider, So What?” by (Baba Okina). The novel main structure is based on the novel “Re: Monster”. The analogy between the MC’s (Kireina) and (Rou) is very much the same. Both are always levelling up, evolving and gaining skills through devouring others. Acquiring tons of followers and obtaining wives and children’s. Doing all of this while building and expanding their own monsters’ kingdom. The only difference is the gender bending happened to the MC. Still I could not figure out the reason behind it or will it be something crucial later on in the future of events. In general the novel has its ups and downs but still captivating and entertaining. I always looking for what next to the MC and all of her followers and wives. Also how far can she expand the kingdom and what will be unfold in the relation with the higher beings. And who is controlling the system

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    AllastairDT

    One of the Best novels i've ever read in this site, why? You will know when you start reading it. ; ) i liked pretty much how the story developed so far.

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    Unpaid_FoxGod

    there are to many loop holes in this story like how mc is to trusting and how his blessing effect can be shared to his subordinates its basically removing reason why he is unique tsk.

    3yr
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    LastEmailDeleted

    I understand that webnovel doesn’t have a very good system for gender bender novels, but since for most of the novel the mc is female, I think the book should be in the female lead category rather than the male lead one, though I’m not sure if it is possible for the author to change that after initially selecting the male lead option.

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    LOPHELIA

    Honestly. I love the concept but the start of the novel is rough. Dialogue screams chunnybu and tonnes of overly convenient scenarios happen one after another. That being said the novel does pick up ALOT after a while and the story becomes enjoyable when the side characters realize they aren't in a low quality shounen manga.

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    aedwards_120

    It starts off pretty good but as it goes on the story just turns into a harem where 90% of it is about the MC sleeping with all her wives or going on dates with them or taking them out to fight monsters with him where he'll just end up sleeping with them. It's really annoying. I want more of her exploring dungeons/the world, conquering more land and getting stronger but it's just a slice of life harem.

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    bun3
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    I read the first couple of chapters. I can't help but draw a comparison to "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (TSSDK))." Think of this novel as a juvenile version of TSSDK. The dialogs are cringy, and the MC is pretty similar to TSSDK with a minor variation like MC from slime to caterpillar, even some abilities are the same. There are many other parallels between the two from story to side characters to the system (Mystery Voice). All of this would have been fine if the novel was engaging, but sadly it is not.

    3yr
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    lordpickyreader

    The writing is cringe and bad in the fist 50 chapters it switches between he and her randomly and there is so much sex its annoying and is not necessary to the story and the author makes the character a cold blooded killer to humans whith no mercy which is annoying and the whay the characters speak is not how you whould expect them to its like the author was trying to be funny and cute but it just came off as strange and not natural to the situation and the author is adding so many unnecessary details so its hard to keep track of which direction the auther is trying to take the story

    4yr
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    Reegan_
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    Great story, the only issue is that the naming conventions are really offputting and having me constantly questioning what I am reading.....

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    Thomas_Williams_62

    It was good read waiting see how they other chapters are but so far keep me entertained wanting to read more help past time when bored nothing to do.

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    Luffy_Dono_4658

    I think he is a great man who has 3been and I know that it 3was he would have to be a good guy to be with you and you know that you don't have a relationship with

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    Reverend_Bona_fide

    All in all for me, this was an alright read up till chapter 79. It was a refreshing read, compared to other books I have read. However, it isn't really my cup of tea. To be honest I don't really have any problems with the book. I just don't like the MC much, the MC's values and my values just don't... Click. She is fairly annoying in my opinion, quite often, so it put me off. This isn't to say that the character is bad, I just don't like her. The story is from the MC's point of view so i don't like the story. I ended up wishing she would die towards the last few chapters that I read. So, I decided to do the mature thing and just stop reading. If you don't like something you don't like a something. Doesn't mean that thing is bad, YOU just don't like it. That you in this situation was me. However, before I left, I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the book. It was easy to read even with a few grammar mistakes and thus, enjoyable. So give the book a try, you never know, it may just catch your liking. ^_^ Just so were clear this is a review of the the first 79 chapters nothing else.

    3yr
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    clementine0913

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