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(Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! is a Japanese light novel series written by Headphone Samurai. The genre of the novel is Action, Comedy, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Reincarnation, Magic, Isekai. The novel is published in English language and is widely available to read.

The light novel series was first published in 2012 by Syosetu and Alpha Polis. There are total 6 volumes and 157 chapters in the (Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! light novel.

The alternate name to this novel is Tenseishichatta Yo (Iya, Gomen) in Japanese. There is also a manga version called Accidentally Summoned based on this novel.

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Description of the novel


In order to compensate for mistakenly taking high school student Shou’s life, a god provides him rebirth along with a gift. Shou requests that his previous memories be kept with him in his new existence.

In a world where using magic is ubiquitous and necessitates having a working grasp of kanji characters, Shou is reincarnated as Will, the son of a nobility. He is a clever toddler with all of his memories, and when he explores with magic, he discovers that he has a remarkable knack for it!

Additionally, despite being intelligent and unwanted in his previous life, he now has a father and a mother who genuinely care for him. Will’s future appears to be incredibly promising and cool!

Characters appearing in (Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated!

Following are the main characters of this novel:


  • Shou
  • Will
  • Mother of Will
  • Father of Will
  • John Sensei
  • Zen
  • Selphy
  • Shiro
(Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! main characters
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Following are secondary characters:

  • God
  • Terao
  • Mr Gori-Macho, Zelda Sensei
  • Mr Tall
  • Ms Delicate
  • Mr Average
  • Chiffon
  • Buhual & Bibinyaru
  • Buu-San (Buhual)
  • Mi Sociunnov
  • Kiro
  • Calius
  • Freya
  • Yuria
  • Varino-Sensei
  • Zirco
  • Kesamu
  • Spinel
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(Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! sub characters 2
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Where to read (Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! for free online?

There are various options to choose from for reading this novel. You can order a physical copy of the book from famous book stores such as Amazon, Good Reads, Barnes and Nobles etc. There are a lot of online sites that allow you to read all the 157 chapters of this novel for free.

You may read the pdf of this light novel here. Download this and keep browsing through all chapters as you read along. If you are comfortable reading it on website then you can go here or here. Average rating of this novel is around 6 out of 10.

List of chapters in (Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! novel:

  • Prologue The View is Better From The Top…?
  • The Field of Flowers
  • A Bit Regretful, But Still Thankful
  • The First Barrier
  • I Am Back
  • Mother, Giving Birth
  • Nursing For The First Time
  • I Will Try My Best
  • If You Want To Learn Words, Get A Picture Book!
  • I Came To Understand Various Things
  • eems Like Father Is Amazing
  • I Cannot Believe It
  • Mary San’s Diary
  • Birthday! Debut! (First Part)
  • Birthday! Debut! (Last Part)
  • The Son of Beryl House (14 POV)
  • Father And Doubts
  • It’s Good I’m Betrayed (First Part)
  • It’s Good I’m Betrayed (Last Part)
  • First Lesson
  • John Sensei
  • John Sensei And The Boy
  • It’s Good I’m Betrayed (First Part – John POV)
  • First Lesson (John’s POV)
  • Things I Learned
  • Three Of Them
  • Premonition
  • What Should I do?
  • Way Too Suspicious
  • A Meeting With Despair
  • Hey, I Overcame My Surprise
  • My Work Can’t Seemed To Finish
  • Regain Consciousness
  • The Future
  • Continuous Shocks
  • Enrollment!
  • The Usual
  • Recovery
  • Welcome Party
  • Dormitory Mates
  • Ah, What Should I Say About This?
  • Apology And Zen
  • Zelda’s Troubles
  • Quiet Yet Noisy
  • Development
  • First Lesson
  • Quiet Yet Noisy (Selphys POV)
  • Miso Is Troubled
  • Flower On Both Hands?
  • First Magic Lesson
  • Maria’s Father
  • May Festival (First)
  • May Festival (Last)
  • Attack
  • Aftermath
  • Compensation
  • Oops, I Summoned It
  • ude – Summer Holidays
  • You Call?
  • To The Castle
  • The King And The Emperor
  • Report & Departure
  • Information & Situation
  • The Merchant
  • To Know When To Give Up
  • He Who Came Back
  • Raging Bear
  • Regrets & Determination
  • Guideline
  • Cast Aside Shame When Traveling (First)
  • Cast Aside Shame When Traveling (Last)
  • Retaliataion Against Grousil (First)
  • Retaliataion Against Grousil (Mid)
  • Retaliataion Against Grousil (Last 01)
  • Retaliataion Against Grousil (Last 02)
  • The Struggle Of A Retired Soldier
  • Annihilation & Shame
  • God’s Test
  • Endless Envy
  • Ivan’s Agony
  • In The End, Ivan Is An Idiot
  • Invitation
  • The House Of Shadows And The Battle Mania
  • I Will Not Recognize It As The Destruction Devil
  • Awareness & Determination
  • Horror Of The First Day Back
  • Confusion & Wandering
  • Ordinary Days
  • I Don’t Understand
  • Magic Tools & Magic Circles, Chants Too (John’s POV)
  • The Shadow’s Magic Tools & The Magic Language
  • What Am I Depressed For?
  • After The Fall
  • Calius-Senpai
  • The Magic Tool Shop And Dylan
  • As Expected Of You, Zen
  • Return My Feelings!
  • The Swimming Tournament & The Something That Flowed Away
  • We Need To Talk
  • Separating Teams
  • Disparity
  • Ivan’s New Life (First)
  • Ivan’s New Life (Last)
  • The Tournament Is Starting!
  • The Day Of The Tournament (First)
  • Day Of The Tournament (Last)
  • Gion’s Boyhood
  • Grandfather’sf Words
  • Shou’s Grandpa
  • A Messed-Up Face
  • Trigger
  • The Feelings Over The Years
  • Summer Holidays
  • A Shocking Visit
  • Uuuuuuuu
  • The 2 At That Time
  • Why The Sudden Shocking Truth Now?
  • The Diary Of The First Founder, Azuma
  • Let Us Eat Dinner… Please?
  • The Tempest of Wrong Words
  • Speaking Of Summer Event…
  • The Watermelon… Got Smashed?
  • It’s Vexing But This Is What Reminds One Of Summer
  • Things You Can’t Forget If You Are Shooting Off Fireworks
  • Finally Something Of Use
  • The Reason For Not Telling
  • Stop It!
  • Firework Artisan
  • Our Savior (First – Gurus POV)
  • Our Savior (Last – Gurus POV)
  • Waiting Time
  • Flowers In Full Bloom
  • Beryl’s Street (Ivan’s POV – First Half)
  • Beryl’s Street (Ivan’s POV – Second Half)
  • Creeping Up Silently
  • His Thoughts
  • Hunter
  • He Who Was Relied On
  • If Prepared
  • Drawing Near
  • The Truth
  • At A World Where Time Stop
  • What Would Happen To Hattuo? (Part 1)
  • What Would Happen To Hattuo? (Part 2)
  • My Weird Kohai (Calius POV)
  • My Weird Sempai
  • A Lady Will Never Be Defeated
  • What’s Christmas? (First Half)
  • What’s Christmas? (2nd Half)
  • It Sure Needs Thinking To Build A Long History
  • My Eyes, My Eyes!!
  • To The Church
  • Only Confusion
  • Embarrassment & Misunderstandings
  • What The Heck Did You Do?!
  • Poor Thing
  • Unraveled The Dark History!
  • Side Story : God’s Failure

Reviews on (Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated!

Review 1

If you are seeking for relationships with the girls close to the main character then you need to avoid this series. However, if you enjoyed watching a bunch of ikemen interact with a shota in a light BL setting, you’ll probably enjoy reading this.

Through the way, there are greater than three ikemen in the series, and one of them is constantly in the vicinity of the main character. Even on a Holiday bonus chapter, the MC would rather go on a meeting with his ikemen trainer than anything else.

He would also gush over how much his tutor’s gap moe ikemen enjoy sweet cakes.


He will immediately perform a very practical spell that fits the circumstance to resolve any enemies or obstacles that arise in the same chapter.

It’s likely a narrative device so that the main character (MC) can get through the conflict as quickly as possible as the author herself has stated in her footnotes that she’s not good at writing confrontations or fighting scenes.

Review 2

This story has promise, much like the works of others. It is a novel story, but not entirely one of a kind. Many overdone fantasy reincarnation story cliches nevertheless hold true in this story.

The characters are what make this narrative the best since they are so approachable because their ideas, interactions, and speech are all quite realistic. Readers shouldn’t, however, anticipate too much uniqueness from MC because, in all actuality, he is your typical Japanese layperson.

Ignoring the clichéd tale elements, the individuals in this novel are what really hold my attention. Nothing revolutionary here; it’s not a should, but if you’re looking for a slow-paced reincarnation story with a strong sense of place and well-developed characters, this might be the book for you.

The plot develops at a moderately slow rate. The tempo is relatively easy, even for novels that cover the early years of life, with a stronger emphasis on the plot than on fantastical features.

MC does not appear to be overly standardised. The MC’s history is quite fascinating and fairly novel.
In addition, MC seemed to have been pretty successful before to rebirth, even though I felt that the entire reincarnation incident was a little random.

However, since the MC seems to be knowledgeable, his monologues and conversations aren’t that bad, or coherent, logical, and somewhat sympathetic. So you may relax knowing that reading this won’t make your head numb.


Review 3

The author provides an useless and inconsistent sad backstory for the MC in an effort to justify the character’s complexity and depth.

All it proves is that he was a fool in his previous existence and is probably a fool in this one. It was tolerable at first, and I was eager to see how things would develop, but after he starts school, the plot almost comes to a halt.

It’s disappointing that his tutor was the only fascinating person he interacted with. We seem to be repeating the same OP LN tropes at this point. Now all we need is for him to moan about how much he misses Japanese food, and we’ve got the makings of a whole wish fulfilment wank novel.

To cut to the chase, the author didn’t have a clear plan before beginning, and as a result, a book that may have been engaging turned into dull gibberish.

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