English Title: Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party
Japanese Title: 外れスキル【地図化（マッピング）】を手にした少年は最強パーティーとダンジョンに挑む — “Hazure Skill “Mapping” wo Te ni Shita Shounen wa Saikyou Party to Dungeon ni Idomu”
Author: Udon Kamono — 鴨野うどん
Illustrator: Hitomi Shizuki — 雫綺一生
Translator: Mana Z.
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Original Run: May 2018 – ongoing
English Run: September 2020 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Overlap
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 8 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 5 (In Progress)
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: Note Athlon was really looking forward to becoming an adventurer with his best friend (and crush) Miya. That is, until he drew Mapping—a rare skill with practically no purpose. In other words, it’s trash. This kicks off a vicious spiral for Note, who plummets further and further into the depths of self-loathing despair when Miya leaves him. He now spends his days drinking away his earnings, wondering how things might have been different if only he’d pulled a better skill… But little does he know his trash-tier skill is about to score him an invite to a top-tier adventuring party! Note’s now determined to find his way through life—and a dungeon!—in order to make something of himself.
Reviews of Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party
- English Light Novels (Haruka): Vol 1
MAL Entry — (Japan) Published September 2018 – ongoin (English) Licensed for English Release by J-Novel Club
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