Chapter 159: Perfect Hidden Justice

I apologize, I thought that HellSatan had given it up…

Chapter 159: Perfect Hidden Justice

I apply my blood to the slave sealing ink and leave the rest to the slave dealers.

“Don’t register something else with it like last time.” (Naofumi)
“I already understand.” (Slave Dealer)

I’ll file a complaint if I get another random slave mixed in.

“Now then, while the registration happens, you will have free time, so why not check the Coliseum upstairs? Yes.” (Slave Merchant)
“Fine.” (Naofumi)

On the Slave Merchant’s orders, the Slave Dealer begins to lead me towards the Coliseum.
And, with nothing else to do, we follow him.
According to the Slave Dealer, today they are holding free matches.
Anyone can enter if they want money.
The spectators bet on who will win, and many will lose all of their money.
We get out of the dungeon area, and begin climbing some stairs.

“The crowd is quite large.” (Naofumi)

The matches have yet to start, and the reception desk is quite lively.
The atmosphere is like that of a baseball stadium.

“For my uncle’s work, I will be drawing in customers. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“This place seems to have a lot of money circulating around.” (Naofumi)
“Hero-sama should participate as well.” (Slave Dealer)
“And why would I do that?” (Naofumi)

I can only defend, so how the hell am I supposed to win?

“There are also team games. I’m sure you will be a popular competitor.” (Slave Dealer)
“I’ll consider it based on the rewards.” (Naofumi)

I might be able to make a bit of money here…
If Rafatalia and Firo fight with me, I don’t see how we would could lose.

“Another Coliseum we manage has special events for monsters. Yes. Perhaps you may be interested in entering your Filo Rial there.” (Slave Dealer)

If Taniko or Rat heard of that, they’d throw a fit. They’re both against the exploitation of monsters.
Having Firo fight for money doesn’t sound bad though.

“I’ll consider it.” (Naofumi)
“I’ll wait for a favorable response. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)

The Slave Dealer leads us to some spectator seats reserved for him.
The seats are right above the Competitor waiting room.  We can see the entire stadium from here.
Hmm… There are quite a few people with evil eyes. Quite a few of them look very muscular.

… And there I witnessed something I hadn’t been expecting.

“I-Itsuki!?” (Naofumi)

Mixed in with the other contestants is, without a doubt, Itsuki.
I get up and head down towards the field.

“Is something wrong? Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“Yeah.” (Naofumi)

I tell the Slave Dealer that I saw the Hero of the Bow among the contestants.

“Here, anyone can enter the games, so it’s not odd for a hero to participate. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“Don’t they have to register themselves?” (Naofumi)
“Participants can register under any name they wish.” (Slave Dealer)
“What is he registered as?” (Naofumi)

I read out the number printed on Itsuki’s chest.

“Um…” (Slave Dealer)

The Slave Dealer receives a list from a muscular man with a sack over his head.

“That number, 982.. That person seems to be registered under 『Perfect Hidden Justice』.” (Slave Dealer)

I thought I would fall over.
So jokes really can make people fall over.
Perfect Hidden Justice!? What sort of bad joke is that?
Not even someone with Chuunibyou would use that one.
(TL: The imagination begins to explosively develop in the eighth grade.)
Doesn’t he feel embarrassed? Even I’m feeling embarrassed here.

“Can you arrange to talk with him?” (Naofumi)
“Yes, my authority will allow it.” (Slave Dealer)

The Slave merchant gives orders to his subordinates, and we are led to the contestant waiting room.

“Oy. Been a while.” (Naofumi)

I call out to Itsuki.
I could have called Rishia, but I wouldn’t be able to talk to him after the game started.
I’ll find her later.

“I… right… everyone…” (Itsuki)
“Oy.” (Naofumi)
“Yes, everyone’s looking at me… yes. Everyone… looks at me…” (Itsuki)
“Listen when someone’s talking to you!” (Naofumi)

Itsuki continues to mumble something to himself. I can’t really tell what he’s saying.
I hear a gong-like sound from the center of the Coliseum.

“I’m… a Hero of Justice!” (Itsuki)

My words don’t even register to him. Itsuki follows the other competitors and leaves the room.

“The hell is up with him?” (Naofumi)

It’s as if he didn’t even notice me.

“Well… I looked into that competitor, but he seems to visit a coliseum every day. Yes.” (Slave Dealer)
“Is that so?” (Naofumi)
“Yes. He has made himself known in this country as a mysterious archer. He has been recorded to become ecstatic when he hears applause.” (Slave Dealer)
“…Did something happen?” (Naofumi)

His desire for praise had always been strong, but now he sounds like a mental patient.
What could have drawn him down to that level?
I can kinda imagine what his experience with the Turtle must have been like.

“Shadow.” (Naofumi)

Let’s see if she’s here.
(TL: This is gender-neutral in Japanese, but it seems public consensus is that Shadow is female.)

“What is it-gojaru?” (Shadow)

… She really appeared.

“The ride on the Hero of the Shield’s carriage was terrible-gojaru.” (Shadow)

If I worry about it I won’t get anywhere. I won’t confront her on the matter.

“Why were you unable to locate Itsuki when he’s in such plain sight?” (Naofumi)
“The Hero of the Bow has a habit of concealing himself, so there was little information on his appearance and location being circulated-gojaru.” (Shadow)

Well, that’s true. The Heroes have changeable weapons, and common faces. If they change to a common weapon, then they are unidentifiable from the rest.
Though he still uses a bow, I guess he is smart enough not to change it in battle.

“Do you think you can capture him here?” (Naofumi)
“The Queen has given an order to keep tabs on him, but to wait until an order is given.  That Hero is good at running and hiding-gojaru.” (Shadow)
“Well, that’s true… can you continue following him?” (Naofumi)
“I’ll do that-gojaru. However our personnel has decreased from that time with the Spirit Turtle. I cannot call for reinforcements.” (Shadow)
“Understood. Ah, right.” (Naofumi)

I turn to Rafatalia

“Rafatalia, should we report this to Rishia?” (Naofumi)
“No! Absolutely not. If Rishia sees the Hero of the Bow acting like that, she’ll develop a mental trauma.” (Rafatalia)
“I… see…” (Naofumi)

He seems to have become mentally crippled, fighting in the coliseum only for praise.
If Rishia met Itsuki like that, there’s no telling what will happen.
There’s a possibility she will continue trying to talk to him and… Perhaps snap and stab him?
(TL: He really says, and I don’t know what will result)
I can only see bad endings to that scenario.
And where are his comrades?

“Anyways, I’ll start my investigation-gojaru.” (Shadow)
“Ah, if you find anything out, please report it to me.” (Naofumi)
“Understood-gojaru.” (Shadow)
“Now then what should we do about Rishia?” (Naofumi)
“I’ll meet up with her, and keep her away, so please… keep it a secret.” (Rafatalia)
“Understood, leave it to you.” (Naofumi)

I use the slave system to track down Rishia. It gives me a general idea of her location.
I can’t use it to find people who aren’t in my party, and I can’t use it to find people who are too far away.

“It seems she’s in the Plaza south of here. I’ll leave it to you, Rafatalia.” (Naofumi)
“Understood. I’ll definitely keep her away.” (Rafatalia)

Rafatalia runs off.
Those two do get along quite well.

“Anyways… I wonder what happened to him.” (Naofumi)
“Ah, about that-gojaru. We have some witness testimonies from the soldiers from the Spirit Turtle Village.” (Shadow)
“You should have brought that up sooner.” (Naofumi)
“Even though I say that, it’s information you probably already inferred. Apparently the order in which the seal statues were destroyed was first, the Hero of the Bow; second, the Hero of the Spear; third, The Hero of the Sword-gojaru.” (Shadow)
“I see…” (Naofumi)

Ren’s story did give off the feeling that the turtle awakened almost immediately after he destroyed the statue.

“The Hero of the Bow was the first one to cause a commotion, and all of his companions were with him, or so it was recorded-gojaru.” (Shadow)
“What do you mean?” (Naofumi)
“…The Hero of the Bow destroyed a statue half a day before the other two. After that, taking advantage of the commotion, numerous treasure hunters began plundering the nearby ruins causing mass confusion. The Hero of the Spear used the chaos to enter a temple and break a statue, and almost immediately following him the Hero of the Sword destroyed one as well-gojaru.” (Shadow)
“So Itsuki and friends were apprehended after they first broke a statue, and had this action recorded by the area’s soldiers?” (Naofumi)
“And after a while, the Spirit Turtle awakened just as the Hero of the Bow testified-gojaru. In a panic, the guards released him so he could go fight it-gojaru.” (Shadow)

And after that he went missing.
Something must have caused the time lag in the Spirit Turtle’s awakening.
That kid is a mass of half-assed justice.
What could have caused him to have to break laws with his Justice?
So the reason Ren and Elena were able to enter so easily was because of the Chaos caused by Itsuki’s group.

The game starts, and I watch Itsuki fight.
I thought that a long range weapon would make the match unfair, but the playing field was a narrow maze where one would be unable to build up distance. He was at a disadvantage.
But Itsuki is easily able to win.
So he’s at least stronger than the average fighter.

But his eyes look strange. Whenever the crowd gets louder, he raises both of his arms in the air and shouts out.
Is that really Itsuki?
The Itsuki I know is just a bit more mature. He was a relatively docile hypocrite.

I haven’t talked to him yet, so the cause is still a mystery.
Though I’m not sure if he’ll actually say anything.
I guess I should at least try.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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433 Responses to Chapter 159: Perfect Hidden Justice

  1. kookiedreamer says:

    Reblogged this on Ohanashimi.


  2. Omnipwnage says:

    That name… my right hand burns… I mean, I almost feel sorry for Itsuki while he’s in that state. Almost.


  3. Firo's Ahoge says:

    Thanks Yoraikun and Hell5atan for your work! I wonder how the talk with Itsuki is going to go… He seemed practically incapable of a conversation. I think the only way to get to him is to turn the crowd’s cheers into booing, i.e., owning him at the coliseum!


    • h2h1zzz says:

      I’m sure it will go really well and they will get down to the bottom of this mystery. After which the idiot heroes will turn themselves in with no fuss and bitch and trash will beg to be part of shield-hero’s posse.


  4. Zeke says:



  5. kingslayer says:

    What is ovelord about


    • DarkCarnage says:

      the ln overlord about a guy that was logged in at the end of a vmmo. and once the server shutdown, he find himself in a world where he is his game char. a skeleton lich. maxed lvl. all the npc in his fortress turned real as well.


  6. Carl says:

    The most infuriating part about this is I bet he got his other/weak companions killed by trying to act cool and save them. Now Rishia is considerably stronger thanks to the shields enhancements and I would bet you that she rejoins him.

    I wish Naofumi would had just called her to the arena so that either A – she sees him no hero (or) B – she follows him now instead of in 20 chapters when she’s a higher level.

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  7. Zeke says:

    err? risha will be itsuki’s wife btw. and no she won’t rejoin sooner than you think


  8. xkayser says:

    Thanks for the chapter!!!!


  9. FastestRabbit says:

    At what chapter do the fake heroes appear? Just curious.


    • Cyclloid says:

      in 70, the pope says the current 3 heroes are fakes, because they were being idiots and damaging the 3 heroes church’s reputation.

      in 133 the queen mentions that people are starting to believe the 3 idiot heroes are fakes because they lost to glass and then caused the turtle incident



  10. anon21 says:



  11. Atlas says:

    Hilarious chapter. Thank you.


  12. masonic says:

    *That kid is a mass of half-assed justice*

    Thanks Yoraikun-sama for a good laugh and a great translation :-D


  13. aristo999999999 says:

    thank you for the translation


  14. masadeer says:

    Anyone know where the fourth chapter of “motoyasu of learning” is? (mother of learning joke) Basically the link for chapter 4 of motoyasu’s time looping adventures is missing.


  15. Nova says:

    I have a question did Naofumi met with the Sickle Hero in Calmira Island Arc?


    • Nova says:

      cause when i read it it never mention the Sickle Hero


    • masadeer says:

      95% certain about this: no.

      SPOILERS…. probably.

      I’m pretty certian hero of the sickle = another form of the translation for hero of the Scythe.

      and K**l later becomes the hero of the scythe. Therefore, no.


    • Motionless47 says:

      the only 7-stars hero hes met is trash, if you’re going by the pictures on baka-tsuki, those are from the LN which diverge after Naofumi meets the queen into its own story line. i cant say if he does meet him or not anytime soon (and i don’t want to know either).
      but yea, this version they’re translating is from the web novel, and the light novel is its adaptation with various changes/pictures from it wont always coincide with what we’re reading.


    • Volksgeist says:

      Spoiler? (not really because it doesn’t spoil anything in the web novel)
      Calmira Island Arc has a huge difference between the Light Novel and Web Novel. LN introduces the Hero of the Scythe and his companion. This is the guy and the girl in Vol 5 cover. The Web Novel which this translation is following doesn’t have that since the hero of the scythe in web novel is not that guy.


    • madmann135 says:

      I do believe that is one of the points of divergence between the Web Novel and the Light Novel.


  16. nitpick says:

    I hope that little justice cunt gets bitch slapped by rishia.


  17. Tim says:

    So the reason Ren and Elena were able to enter so easily was because of the Chaos caused by Itsuki’s group.

    Lol, not mentioning the Spear’s name but his party member.
    Thank you for the translations all translators and editors~!


  18. madmann135 says:

    I almost feel bad for the three in how far they fell, unfortunately they were begging for such a situation. No I do feel bad because their actions got their teammates killed.

    On a side note this only shows how strong Naofumi is mentally. Not only did he bounce back from something similar but he became stronger because of it.


  19. Nova says:

    By the way change Female Knight name: Eclair Seaetto


    • that guy says:

      It would be nice to have a name but in most cases until the name is revealed to Shieldbro they don’t use it. Like Elena (Woman 1 from Motoyasu’s party in ch. 85) and Imya (Lemo slave of 146-148) unless Naofumi learns a character’s name the TLers don’t use it.


      • Nova says:

        Will he ever ask her name?


        • that guy says:

          He may ask in the chapter where he returns to his land or after he returns someone simply calls out to her, like Motoyasu calls to Elena and Naofumi learns the name that way(Ch.141). The only ones who can answer that question for sure would be people like youraikun who can read Japanese or those adept at machine TLing.


  20. Follower of the church of Yoraikun. says:

    Thank you yoraikun.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Hey Yorai kun, can I take your chapters edit them and post them on my page?


  22. drunkard says:

    I have a question, by any chances of Naofumi will be slipping in a rue(what was that berry’s name called?) into Itsuki’s food?


    • that guy says:

      Rukoru Ch.93 Grape like fruit seems to be filled with extremely potent alcohol.

      On another note anyone but Shieldbro attempting to eat one of these Rukoru fruits whole will nearly immediately get alcohol poisoning. Slipping him an eighth of one may suffice.


  23. wizard172 says:

    Thank you yoraikun


  24. disqus says:

    I can saw those three in same room, one talking to himself “its not my fault” like chant and sulking, one thinks hes at the “highest point of life” and one still idiot like usual xD

    Itsuki mentally crippled, ren in despair

    only Motoyasu still idiot like usual, guess his rivalry with naofumi makes him stronger xd


  25. dqsang90 says:

    Serve you right, shitty Bow!


  26. fones2411 says:

    LOL Perfect hidden Justice pfft….


  27. thanks yoraikun, I’ll stop reading comments because of an ego inflated idiot of an attention seeking douchebag, which is Zeke btw.


  28. ANNNNANNAN says:

    even chuu2 wizards wont use that name.. hahaha


  29. Triopsate says:

    Perfect “hidden” justice eh? He’s about as hidden as a block of coal on pure white sheets.


  30. well looks like the 3 heros finaly realised this is not a mmorpg =D


  31. Magatsu says:

    itsuki is really pitiful yet funny at the same. he might be losing his mind but still stick with his whole justice chuuni crap..haha. fighting for getting praise just to ascertain that he’s needed by the people. he really got the worst of it. Crot..i mean motoyasu believed that he wasn’t wrong/at fault..for now.., ren realize and agonize about it and itsuki actually lose some screw in his head.
    if rishia were to see itsuki(which i really really hope so), maybe she’ll be like “fuueeee!! itsuki-sama?!”..hahaha


  32. donny97dang says:

    here’s my attempt at drawing sadina, since she’s a whale demi so i try to give her similar characteristic to an orca.

    Hope this might help some people to picture her better

    Liked by 3 people

  33. WhiteSeed says:

    I’m gonna refresh like madbull


  34. BPS says:

    Does someone know, why legendary moonlight sculptor cant be read on Baka-Tsuki?
    Where can i read the translated volumes then?


  35. BPS says:

    Thank you, it is really a beautiful yet sorrowful story
    I found at least the 20 volumes :


  36. arkaunn says:

    …you know, I totally didn’t see this coming. Though there wasn’t a mention of his comrades so for now… CALLED IT. He tottaly got his companions killed.


  37. Vest says:

    In Volume 6, who struck Rafatalia? I can not remember this moment.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Nova says:

      that weapon that man is holding look like the whip is it?


    • sikeong says:

      Light Novel realy different than web novel version, i do hope someone translate LN version


    • Tobajas says:

      Pretty sure that part is not in the web novel I mean, according to the info they really start to differ from volume 5 and onwards. Also for instance volume 1-2 = 23 web chapters, vol 3 = 18 web chapters, vol 4 = 14 web chapters, vol 5 = 36 web chapters and then supossedly vol 6 = 16 chapters. Seeing as the arc’s in the web novel is so different in size I believe the arcs have most likely been rewritten alot so that the arc’s have the same amount of pages to fit with the written novels better. Which means that for instance (unsure how long a normal novel is in pages) if they set the volumes to be 230 pages it fits well with the first two volumes and arc’s, but later on the arc’s get’s more different on the chapter amount but the volume are still covering one arc each. So some arc’s will get fleshed out alot while other arc’s will get shrunk.

      Since people who have read the volumes say they differ alot from vol 5 and forward it makes sense since that arc is 36 chapters while the next one is 16. By looking at the picture you can see that Raphtalia is stabbing a man holding most likely 2 whips and that he is standing by a window and that he is stabbed and pushed into it by Raphtalia. Seeing as that by the end of arc 6 and start of arc 7 is about the rebuilding of Raphtalia’s village and the gathering of new slaves it is fairly safe to assume that that the picture is about some illegal slavery or something and Raphtalia snapping while seeing a slave getting beaten or something.

      Well atleast thats my two cents on the matter


    • kudapetir says:

      Possibly pursuer of melty, that whip thingy is more like a carriage handle.
      Just a guess.


  38. Orages says:

    Itsuki is so well hidden you wouldn’t even notice he was in this chapter.


  39. ln lover says:

    Thank you for the chapter!!


  40. killerviddi says:

    Does anyone now if you can buy translated novels??? For this or if they dont currently will they have them for sale in very very near future love the Web version bit I want to also read the book version as to say and thanks yoraikun for all the translations so far and the future ones :-)


  41. Kyon says:

    you guys are going to catch up real fast. way too fast. almost sad once you guys finish. but at least you are taking other projects too.


  42. wen2jia1wei3 says:

    Thank you!


  43. Anonymous says:

    Risha becomes a 7 star hero and marries the hero of the bow
    Rafatalia becomes a 7 star hero and marries the hero of the sheild
    Firo becomes a 7 star hero
    Taniko becomes a 7 star hero and marries the hero of the sword


  44. PrinnyX says:

    man u guys are so quick!

    Thanks as usual for the translation~


  45. LoliConner says:

    OH NOES! My networking project got corrupted and is due in 3 hours! Yoraikun I need a chapter so I can forget my pain!


    • Yoraikun says:

      OH NOES! His networking project got corrupted and is due in 3 hours! I need to put out a chapter so he can forget his pain!


      • LoliConner says:

        But in all seriousness I'm in a pretty bad state. I got a 1 day extension but I wouldn't say no to a chapter. lol


        • Zeb says:

          I’m also in a networking class right now. Just out of curiosity what was the project?


        • LoliConner says:

          We need to make a small prototype network using one server and one client. It is a small scale network for use by a fake school, the University of FUN. (its not fun at all)

          My issue is my hard drive got corrupted. Using a virtual machine to finish it now.


        • Zeb says:

          Doesn’t sound too bad. Are you actually making it or just setting it up on a network simulation program like Cisco packet tracer?


        • LoliConner says:

          actually setting it up. (although we are using VMs so it is pretty much a simulation) used dcpromo to set the server as a domain controller and pretty much made users, groups, OUs, set permissions, and made a few policies.
          It isn’t too difficult compared to a real network but I am focusing on programming for my area of expertise so networking isn’t my thing. So having to do it again from scratch is very annoying.


        • Zeb says:

          I understand for me it’s engineering, programming, other stuff, and then networking. I was sad when I found out I was going to need to take 2 networking classes for my engineering major.


  46. Big Fan On Wattpad says:

    Hey yoraikun I would like your permission to post this story on wattpad. Of course all the credits will go to you though and whoever translated it. I like this story very much and would like to share it with other people who like stories. If your answer is no I will not proceed to not do anything related to posting this on wattpad. Sorry if I inconveinced you in any way. Please reply back soon.


  47. boredgasms says:

    hi yoraikun… notice me senpai


  48. Hero of None says:

    Hello everyone, I usually just read your posts and laugh, but I was wondering what would you
    do if you were summon to this particular world. Personally, I would all vigilante on everyone, until they earn my trust or I would just live in isolation and train and at some point travel around their world and learn about it and decide if I even want to save them.

    So yeah, just curious about what you guys/girls would do.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Doccer says:

      Freak out cry laugh etc take the accolads go train travel mostly
      save people when it comes up not sure if I can kill people though.


    • gabnary says:

      I’ve thought about it in the past and the only thing I would do is act stupid to trick everyone around me. I don’t want people who I’ve just met (and don’t trust) to know who I really am so it’s best to trick them from the start. Best to plan your schemes in secret then be a total idiot and give away everything you know to people to you don’t know, trust, and who basically kidnapped you.


    • Zeb says:

      I’d probably just go along with things and deal with problems as they come up.


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