Keyboard Immortal

Keyboard Immortal

279 Reviews
Monk of the Six Illusions
A lightning strike transmigrated Zu An into another world. In that world, he was known as the trash of Brightmoon City, but for some reason, he was married to the gorgeous and highly talented daughter of the Chu clan? 
What? I'm a transmigrator but I don't have any talent for cultivation? Why are there so many people out for my life? And most importantly of all, how in the world did I get on the bed of my sister-in-law on my wedding night?!
It was a nightmarish starting point for Zu An, but fortunately, as a famed keyboard warrior in his previous life, the world gave him a keyboard in this life too so that he could turn things around. Through his trolling and flaming, he shall stand atop the corpses of his burned enemies and rise to the top of the world! 
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3 years ago
As of the time of this posting, I have read up to chapter 400+ in raws. This novel is like the perfect mixture of early Against the Gods (minus the edgelord stuff) and I'm Really A Superstar.

If I had to describe Keyboard Immortal in a single word, I would use the word fun. If I was allowed to use two words, the second word would be ridiculous. The third word would be trolling. A fourth word would probably be lewd 😂. It makes no pretensions at being high art or profundity or pathos, but it is absolutely brilliant enjoyment. As VIP sneak peek user 'Dao of Cheese' commented, "This is brilliant nonsense. It's total trash, but it's artful addictive trash. This is a masterpiece. I can't wait for this to go live." And I agree with this comment 100%, only, I'd say the novel only gets better and better as time goes on. It has so many components to it, but the author Monk of the Six Illusions makes them all work and keeps it all relaxed and funny.

Keyboard Immortal is a cultivation-based systems-based reincarnation story, but it is also so much more than that. Zu An was a seasoned online keyboard warrior on Earth, but a bolt of lightning blasted him into a new world. Our highly genre-savvy protagonist was excited by this and expected an awesome cheat skill like in all the webnovels he read... and he got one, but not the one he expected. It seems his destiny was to troll and to be trolled in turn, as he was given the class of Keyboard Warrior and a magic keyboard, which he would quickly discover required him to risk his life by pissing people off and 'farming' Rage points from people in this new world. These Rage points could be use to draw gacha prizes to strengthen himself... with predictably terribad gacha rates. And he needs these prizes because he starts off in very dire straits, as a drafted son-in-law of a powerful cultivation clan who everyone looks down on, including his extremely hot wife... which made him quite happy, because that's how all protagonists start off, and this proved he was the protagonist. Right? He even has his own BTTH Yao Lao-style 'magic elder' helping him out... except, this 'Elder Mi' guy seems reaaaally sketchy... and WTF is up with this skill Elder Mi gives him that levels up based on him getting beat up?!

This novel is gacha. It is game systems. It is political intrigue. It is cultivation. It is quasi-harem. It is lewd. It is trolling. And it all comes together and it just works. The author also spends a surprising amount of time in fleshing out the world and the side characters; at 400+ chapters in raws, Zu An is still in the starter city, and it's pretty freaking awesome.

Personally, if I had to recommend just one new novel for y'all to read in 2020, it would be this one.

4 years ago
I don't like writing reviews this early in a story but I felt like this novel warranted one. If you are burned out from the intense cultivation novels where the MC has a single brain cell functioning at any given time then I would highly recommend this novel.

While using the tropes of cultivation novels, it does it in such a way that it never feels like what I've read a hundred times already. Its humor is funny and subversive and I'd say it's similar to Kazuma's trope awareness.

The MC transmigrated from Earth and unlike other novels where the MC is from Earth just to score relatability points, his life on Earth is what dictates how he thinks and acts not the new world he ended up in.

The driving force behind the MC's actions in this current arc is very unique, such that I have never seen it before in a cultivation novel. It also helps add some intrigue into the original owner of the body. (I'm not going to spoil what it is because it is pretty funny and you should read the book if you're curious.)

As a bonus the characters and world are far from one dimensional and we get a look into both regularly. The novel has already laid out a pretty comprehensive idea of the bigger world, what and who runs the economy and how government positions are fought for. Many characters are improvements of tropes, by taking the typical actions from a cultivation novel and adding depth and reasoning to them.

This review is so long because I am hoping to convince you to read this novel as I do not wish to see it dropped. I am highly confident this is a read that most people will thoroughly enjoy.

TLDR: This novel takes the tropes of the cultivation novels and either improves them in clever and interesting ways or subverts them into straight comedy.

4 years ago
This review is written as of chapter 40, and so far I'm enjoying the read. I'd especially recommend this if your looking for a slice of life-esque story to give you a break from the hardcore cultivating stuff or if you like comedic elements and trolling lol. This novel isn't your typical rise to glory through help of an artefact but instead less cultivation focused and more of a medium paced parody. I say 'parody' as the author utilises some interesting phrasing and naming as well as making fun of some common tropes. The MC is a 'trash' goes around enraging or as the novel says 'trolling' people to progress his cultivation and so far the main focus of the novel is him going about doing just that and also trying to solve another problem, but I don't want to spoil. The characters introduced all have appeal and actual depth, and the plot itself while not dazzlingly special is executed well, keeping the reader entertained. This is a similar read to Martial King's Retired Life (good novel too btw) which also focuses more on the MC being apparent idiots while hiding secrets and how they get on in their tumultuous lives. Not the best at writing reviews but yeah, thanks and I hope I convinced you to give this a chance ;)

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