The Otome Heroine’s Fight for Survival

Orphaned by a monster attack on her village, young Alicia spends three horrid years in an orphanage before finally running away. When she flees, however, Alicia has a violent encounter with an older woman hell-bent on killing her. During their tussle, she comes into contact with a strange crystal that bestows upon her a wealth of knowledge, transforming her from an innocent child into a cool and calculated planner. Now aware that she was meant to be the protagonist of an otome game and disgusted with her supposed fate, Alicia decides to take matters into her own hands and become strong—by any means necessary. Using her newfound knowledge, and with some help from a stranger she meets in the woods, she learns to survive by herself in a world far too harsh and unforgiving for a girl her age. Ready or not, she’s determined to carve her own path.

Associated Names
Heroine Survival
Otome Survival
Strongest Survival by Otome Game’s Heroine

Genre –
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Translation Group
Official J-Novel Club 

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  • UPDATE: Binged to latest vol 6 LN of fan TL and then the WN.

    I gotta say, I am a little disappointed. I dont know how the story gonna end, but there are few annoying things going on through the story. Especially vol 6 LN and vol 7 WN, things are getting stupid.

    First, I dont like how they become overly reliant on MC to problem solve everything, it’s getting to a points where shits happen and MC just need to beat everyone’s skull and call it a day. I know she’s already strong, but… sigh…

    Second, the princess is pretty much useless. Her intro and vow with MC is cool and all but, as the story progress, she felt like a rather generic damsel in distress, she barely ever showing her supposedly high intelligence. Come on, Carla despite being a psycho is actually quite shrewd, she truly plan to destroy everything including herself and slowly making progress on that. And the Fake Alice is truly a twisted manipulator, she seduced many men and control them to do her bidding, her obsession is real deal. These two chicks are really giving me the chill, and compared to them, Elena is just an ordinary girl, since she barely did any meaningful and too reliant on MC to brute force things. She is smart, sure, but only to a small degree compared to the antagonists.

    Third, vol 6 event of teleporting to another country felt like an unnecessary cliche event. You probably already saw this type of event of [Somewhat getting involved with other countries’s conflict] on many Otome Isekais. It’s annoying since we’re being forced to have new characters getting introduced and waiting the MC improving her relationship with them. Not to mention shit is happening in the country while they were away. Worse yet is what the MC did on this volume….

    MC is calculative and logical, no way she would do stupid thing like charging head on into enemy army without doing any proper plan like some Dynasty Warrior player, right? Which is rather unfortunate, because she just did that. And the enemy commander pretty much knock her to death, yet chose to spare and took her as prisoner despite her threat level because of order. Thus, the MC somewhat survived an unavoidable death after doing reckless stupid thing without paying any price. She was stabbed in the stomach, but apparently it wasnt fatal and got healed as well, and she only unconscious for 2 days. Sure enough, she later managed to escape the prison and massacre everyone, because, yeah, the obvious plot armor. Most fights put her close to death, but she always survived, but that only happens because there was other ally nearby, or because her plan (and sometimes gamble) still succeeded to an extent. But for this one instance, it’s a genuinely plot armor. The Commander is not stupid, yet still chose to follow the order to spare her. It makes no sense.

    I dont know how the story gonna end, but hopefully it got better. (Especially you, Elena, do something smart for once!)

    • Not disagreeing with anything you said, but you’ve gotta at least one genuine plot armor. Otherwise, things wouldn’t get anywhere. And people always rely on the MC? I say, that does happen a lot, do they….

  • is there any way to see which novels are the most read? i wanna read the most popular. in manga websites they do show what’s trending and the view count. i want a novel website with similar features. this is one is still very good and is the only one i know. keep up the good work

  • Finally a novel with a clearcut level and progression system, which requires a lot of work and effort put in from the main character, featuring a female protagonist. I really like the combination, read 1/4 of the novel and the novel is clearly well structured and thought out in advance, showing the reader what they can expect in the future. Highly recommended.

  • Oh wow, yes, this is good.

    I few days before it got posted here I read about it online and that many people loved it. So I was eager to try. And while I do have some gripes with the ages there are at least explanations, even though not very convincing one’s, for those kids who act and think like adults. This minor flaw aside, this novel is pretty dark and brutal, basically the opposite of most otome novels.

    While I usually don’t do this but wait for the official releases I just needed to know how the story progesses and like lunox, anon and several others I had to download the fan translations (the writing is okayish but can’t compare to the official translation). This is only the second time I did this. That should tell a lot of how intense this novel is.

    The heroine of the story gets some knowledge from a reincarnator from earth but not everything. Most of it goes to another orphant girl a bit later, who obviously will become one villainess, and (so far) there is also another reincarnator who got the dud by being made the main villainess and obviously wants to prevent her fate so taking action years before the official game story starts seems to be her best bet.

    The fights are intense but not all of them are especially well written, some seem to be cut short. Many characters are introduced in vol. 1 and I really hope to see them again in the future.

  • Binged to next vol fan TL and it was awesome 👍

    The MC is strong but often pit against way stronger enemies and had to use some sort of tactics to outsmart them, yet her tactics also put her into danger so that she can make sure to keep getting stronger. The kill count just keep piling HIGH.

    Side characters are surprisingly well written, even some characters that only appear for one chapter. I like that while the MC is the central point of the story, the others still had their spot light in the story and actually contributing to move the story forward.

    Recommend for those who got bored of boring goody two-shoes paper thin OP beta MC with one dimensional supporting characters who can only praise the MC.

  • This is a good one. the premise is interesting and unique enough compared to other “otome game” style series. the writing is detailed but not boring. the way the plot was written out makes it intriguing without obvious and lazy foreshadowing to generate fake hooks to the story. FMC is likeable which makes reading about her growth satisfying. perhaps i will just continue on with the fan translated version while waiting for the official.

  • 1st its not an Isekai, the MC got some modern knowledge from an isekai person but its fragmentary and she lack the context to understand much of it, also she has basically zero knowledge about the game routes so really no cheats there either.
    2nd as the game protagonist, she has a small bonus due to her unique lineage but it doesn’t come into play until much later and even then its not really a game breaking ability. She is strong but not OP with her strenght coming from hard work relentless training and near death battles.
    3rd She basically ignore or outright reject the game capture targets so no romance beside them having onesided freeling for her, this series is very action oriented with the “survival” part of the tittle being the main emphasis
    Personally this is one of the most enjoyable series ive read in the past 10 years, highly recommended

  • There’s a really good fan tl that’s already completed up to Vol.6. This series is really good.

  • Yes finally. Been waiting for this one xD
    Thank you~

  • Read up to Vol 1

    Decent, instead of “Decent enough”

    Short summary
    So far, no trauma dumping to make you go “OMG!”
    MC gets memories of reincarnated person and is still herself, albeit with a strong drive.
    Without spoiling, both the presence and the method of the above mentioned are picked up as actual plot points.
    The world has levels and skills, but uses them as manners of record and comparison, not defining people with them.
    MC kills people.

    General vibe is of a well inspired writing style that combines a few ideas and points that are tropes in the genre with a “all might be good in the end” feel.

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