Fake Saint of the Year: You Wanted the Perfect Saint? Too Bad!

After yet another late night of playing his favorite dating sim, Fudou Niito—a self-proclaimed lazy NEET—suddenly wakes up to find himself inside the game! Stranger still, he hasn’t been reincarnated as the main character, Verner, or as his beloved waifu, Eterna… Instead, he’s Ellize, the absolutely awful fake saint who stole Eterna’s rightful place and made her life a living hell!

And so, Niito now has one goal: change the story to ensure the game’s tragic heroine finally gets the happy ending she deserves! To do that, he’ll have to play matchmaker for Verner and Eterna while also boosting the saint’s popularity! Can this imposter scheme his way into a happy future for his favorite character?

Associated Names
Fake Saint of the Year
Nise Seijo Kuso of The Year (Previously)
Risou no Seijo? Zannen, Nise Seijo deshita! ~ Kuso of the Year to Yobareta Akuyaku ni Tensei Shita n daga ~

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Mystery, School Life

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  • Upload all the volume when release. if you read the wn to the end.

    you guys will get Really Get surprise Ride.

    from comedy mix with really serious stuff.

  • Surprisingly decent read. (Read up to Vol 2)

    MC is actually realistic-ish isekaied dude who has NOT assimilated wikipedia for knowledge, instead having a fair bit of knowledge from the game the setting is apparently based on.
    Do note that MC is not an airhead, but simply average-performing in the thought/planning department for a normal human being.
    Meaning MC has low-ish long term planning ability.

    Apart from that, without adding spoilers, the premise of this isekai/”im a princess/saint” OP character is actually different from others ive read, and kinda interesting as well as being actually integrated into the plot, instead of getting left hanging.

    All in all, 7,8/10 Non-IGN scale.

  • Wow… This is better than I expected. I’m not exactly a connoisseur who could analyze book but I think it was great. I’ll be waiting for volume 2, looks like the official english translation has been released.

  • To this day one of the best WN I read that was not the same generic isekai slice of life crap. There’s some heavy twists in the story that made it way better than I was expecting it to be.

    And Ellize is truly one amazing character. Basically an OP godess. I wish I could forget about this novel to read again since it’s not as fun if you know all the plotwists. xD

  • I always believed that “of the Year” part of the title was a mistake with English by the original author, confusing it for “generation”.

    • That makes more sense for me now. Thanks!

    • ‘Fake saint of the year’ is the translation of the original WN (Nise Seijo Kuso of The Year). Yeah, THE YEAR is in engrish (katakana). The MC is a chuunbiyou who like using engrish for special attacks because the sound cool, hence the title actually reflect the MC personality.

      The author later changed the title into a stupidly long yet generic title typical to japanese LN which could be translated as ‘Greatest saint of all time? Wrong! I am just a fake saint – reincarnated as the most trashy villainous character of the year’

    • Also “The Year” is actually refer to the MC being a playful narcist exaggerating about herself…

      “The winner of the best Fake Saint of this year is MEEE!!”

  • I read the WN so I’ll check out the pics.

    It starts out as comedy but pivots into tragedy halfway though, it has some interesting stuff like actually seeing the game change through MCs actions. MC’s inner monologue is kinda weird but the story is good… The MC thinks of him/herself as a scoundrel but acts like a super Saint…

  • Is this gender bender

  • I’ve already downloaded it but i’m doubting if i’d actually read it. I try reading it now. Thanks for the review.

  • Wahooo official translation!!!

    I read the WN TL and it was so good. A strange mix of comedy and tragedy, the POV of MC is all jokes while other’s POV can be quite tragic. Only 3 volumes but it was a satisfying read (it was actually a good thing since it had a clear goal and didnt dragged out)

    10/10 for me. But maybe not for others

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