Chapter 287: Research Result

Chapter 287: Research Result

“… Good of you to come all the way here. Perhaps the result of the war has already been decided, but I will not step down here.” (Atlas)
“Atlas, just give up already!” (Fohl)

Just in front of my lab’s final line of defense, Atlas, Firo, and Kiel waited for the fake party.
And Fohl screamed at Atlas.

“Onii-sama? No matter what sort of disadvantage they face, the Hakuko race is not permitted to run. That’s something I thought you of all people would understand.” (Atlas)
“… I see. Then Atlas, for your sake, I will harden my heart and discipline you.” (Fohl)
“Kiel-kun, Firo. When this is over, I’m going to give a hell of a lecture to Naofumi-sama, so you’d better be prepared.” (Raphtalia)
“I’ll be the one to protect Niichan!” (Kiel)
“I definitely won’t lose.” (Firo)

The person to make the first move is Atlas.

“TeEEEEEEEEEEI!” (Atlas)

Atlas uses her hand like a sword to slash at Fohl and the fake, and Firo rushes at Ren and Motoyasu in the style she’s accustomed to.
Finally, Kiel closes in on Itsuki and Rishia with an irregular step pattern and begins her assault.

“Fast!”
“Atlas-san… we fight every time, but it seems you’re progressively getting stronger.” (Raphtalia)
“I need strength… Getting stronger is my greatest desire. I still… need to become stronger to defend Naofumi-sama!” (Atlas)
“Atlas… You’ve grown up well… But still, I won’t accept that man as he is right now!” (Fohl)

Atlas presses the fake and Fohl with questions as she keeps a low stance. She dodges and parries their blows waiting for an opportunity to strike.
The battle is so tense, that you don’t get the feeling she’s at a disadvantage, even when it’s two on one.
In that regard, Firo’s battle is the same… no, Firo’s at a greater disadvantage.
Her opponents are two heroes and three Filo Rials.

「High Quick!」 (Firo)
「Spiral Strike!」 (Firo)

Her battle experience and actual level are high, and she has gotten an understanding of both magic and Chi. She casts acceleration magic and hits Motoyasu’s groupies, sending them spiraling off.

“Gu… Over this week, I’ve fought you a couple times. But once more, I must say you’re quite an amazing child.” (Ren)
“Firo-tan! Amazing! Even though I used the strengthening methods, you can push me back this far!” (Motoyasu)

Without dodging, Ren and Motoyasu lift their weapons and block the blows of Firo’s onslaught.

“Atlas-chan is the same, but why do so many fighting geniuses gather around Naofumi?” (Ren)
“Because Firo is the one who will protect master!” (Firo)

The effects of High Quick wear off. Firo flaps her wings and releases traces of magic as she hovers to the ceiling, kicks off it, and sends her foot on a straight course for Ren.
Ren narrowly dodges it, and he swings his sword at her as she passes, but Firo kicks the flat of the blade, redirecting its path.
Aiming for that moment, Motoyasu lets loose a skill. The spear in his hand changes to… Sadina’s harpoon.
Perhaps he borrowed it from her and made a copy.

「Triaina!」 (TL: It’s trident, just not in English)

A single bolt of Lightning flies at Firo, and shockwaves course through her plumage.

“KYAN! … No, I won’t fall.” (Firo)

She is blown away by Motoyasu’s skill, but she rolls before hitting the ground and recovers her stance.

“Woof woof! Rishia-oneechan, prepare yourself!” (Kiel)

Kiel continually assaults Rishia and Itsuki in her Kielberus form.

“FUEeE! Kiel-kun, just give it up already!” (Rishia)
“No way! Niichan is… even if it’s just us, we’ll always protect Niichan!” (Kiel)
“… Kiel-kun, I’ll apologize beforehand. I’m sorry, but you’ll be sleeping for a bit.” (Itsuki)

Itsuki… aims a skill at Kiel. He pulls his bow fully and creates an arrow of light.

“As if an attack like that can hit!” (Kiel)

With a grand gesture, Kiel dodges Itsuki’s arrow… or she should have, but as soon as it passes her, it turns around and returns, as if connected by some invisible wire.
Kiel frantically sweeps away the returning arrow with her tail.
… But…

“Splash Arrow… ability, Sleep Arrow.” (Itsuki)

When the arrow comes into contact with Kiel’s tail, it bursts open.

“Kyan! Uu… not yet…” (Kiel)
“No, unfortunately… you’re done for.” (Itsuki)
“Eh… Ah…” (Kiel)

Kiel’s expression turns blank. Eventually, the whites of her eyes reveal themselves, and she collapses on the ground.

“As I guessed you would dodge like that from the beginning, I shot a Splash Arrow with a sleep effect. For a while, your conscience will not return…” (Itsuki)
“Kiel-kun… You really cared for Naofumi-san, didn’t you.” (Rishia)
“Well then, the battle still goes on. Let’s assist.” (Itsuki)
“Yes!” (Rishia)

Itsuki and Rishia set their aims on Atlas and Firo and each unleash their own skills.

“Kyah… No, I’m still standing.” (Atlas)
“GYAN! Uu… Firo can’t lose!” (Firo)

Even though they are sent flying and take various attacks, Firo and Atlas refuse to admit defeat. They continue fighting even when blood starts erupting from their mouths

“Atlas, just stay down.” (Raphtalia)
“I- I still have fight left in me!” (Atlas)
“I see…” (Fohl)

Fohl clenches his fist and thrusts it into Atlas’s abdomen.
Up ‘til now, Atlas had been easily avoiding his attacks by bending backwards and spinning. She had gotten here with minimum damage.
But this time, the attack lands exactly on mark. Atlas cries out and goes limp.

“Atlas… this time, it’s my victory. Your brother is full of nothing but praise for you.” (Fohl)

Holding the unconscious Atlas, Fohl mutters in an emotionless voice.
Last is Firo…
At this point, I activate my final weapon.
We’re outnumbered. With just Firo, we have no chance to grasp victory.
They’ll arrive in the next room soon enough.
I’d like to see this battle through to the end, but I need to use the last bit of energy left.
I’m sorry Firo. Please buy me just a little bit of time.

Eventually, my weapon begins its activation.

“Rafu~”

I drain the liquid out of a large tank. What emerges is a fully armed, battle-ready body controlled by Rat’s monster, Mii-kun.
Not only is his body bigger than the last one I made, I also bestowed various abilities unto him.
In the worst case, I’ve given him a self-evolving function, so perhaps he will become an Eighth Generation Raph. I’ve buried my research reports somewhere around his core.
After I die, perhaps someone will pick up my research. If they only follow my notes, Raphtalia will revive.

This one has done quite a bit in the battles up until now.
Of course, due to my own failure in tuning him, he’s gone berserk numerous times. This time, we have no time for something like that.
The battle data I loaded onto him is a compilation of that of all the Raphs I’ve made until now, and I’ve even given him the ability to change to liquid in case of emergency.
If the core piece gets damaged, it will endlessly regenerate. With this monster, I can force the fake party into an endless battle.

I guess a weakness is that its aerial abilities are below Firo’s.
By sending magic to its tail, he can float, but it’s only a able to carry him for short amounts of time.

“You get it, right? You are the last line of defense. Wait for the fakes in front of the protective equipment in the next room and defeat them!” (Naofumi)
“Rafu~!”

A large sound echoes with every step, and Miikun exits the laboratory room.
Next is… I’ll just have to accept what happens.
After activating Mii-kun, I used the energy that recovered to observe Firo’s situation.
… As I thought, Firo was beaten as well.
She’s been captured by the fakes, and is lying on the ground.
And… the Fakes confront my last defenseive mechanism: Mii-kun.

“Rafu~!”
“T-this child is…”

Hmm? Rat joined them while I wasn’t watching.
They’ve met numerous times, but besides his first breakdown, they’ve fought without much problem.
Even if they encounter each other now, I doubt anything will change.

“Rafu~!”

Now! Annihilate the Fake and her Heroes!

“Rafu~”

Mii-kun beckons them forward with his hand and surrenders the road to the fakes.

“What the hell!” (Naofumi)

He kindly destroys the defensive devices for them, forcefully opens the door, and even begins guiding them around the building.

“Um… what is this child doing?” (Raphtalia)
“Ah… Mii-kun. Could it be that you were using the Marquis, and you were waiting for an opportunity to join our side from the beginning?” (Rat)
“Rafu~”

He nods and gives a bright smile at Rat.
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNN IT AAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!
I thought he was working diligently, but he was using me from the beginning!?
I won’t forgive this one!

Just in case something bad happened, I made it so I could modify him remotely.
How lucky.
I use a stone tablet and activate my ability from a distance.

“Rafu~”

Mii-kun spits out the remote control core I implanted and stomps on it.
Ku… Perhaps giving it the ability to turn parts of its body to liquid was my error. I didn’t properly manage the parts his core could control.

DamnitDamnitDamnitDamnit! Sadina, Gaelion, and you all had no intention of serving me!
This isn’t even a joke anymore.
I guess it’s time to activate the self-destruct function.
However, there are still a few slaves in this facility that have yet to evacuate.

… For an emergency escape, there isn’t enough energy.
The reason is that I put too much of it towards making the eighth generation.
I could use the portal to run alone, but after destroying the defensive armaments, Gaelion cast his Dragon Sanctuary, making that impossible.

At this point, I have no regrets.
That means there’s only one thing I must do.

“I’ve finally found you, Naofumi-sama!” (Raphtalia)

The fake bursts into my lab with her heroes and various others she picked up along the way.
Hmm? Motoyasu’s spear’s shape has also changed.

“How good of you all to come and visit me, fakers.” (Naofumi)

I activate my second final weapon.
It’s something I made out of Bioplant. A vehicle form Plant Golem.
The ground rumbles, and the Golem appears under my feet. I settle into the cockpit and begin controlling it.
It has a skull motif, and I’ve granted it a flight ability as well.

I clear away the lab’s walls and rise to the ceiling. I unload my main armaments on them.
I haven’t tested the firepower, so that factor is an unknown.
Though I did set it to be something quite formidable.

“Now shall we start our final battle, fakes?” (Naofumi)
“Ah… Raphtalia-san, what should we do?”
“Let’s destroy all of the defenses devices protecting him. If we don’t, I doubt he’ll even listen to anything we say.” (Raphtalia)

The heroes all charge their various skills with EP and SP.

「Gravity Blade!」
「Triaina, new form Brionac!」
「Splash Arrow!」
「Tornado Throw!」
“Uguuuuu…”

The window in front of me notified me of the damage to various parts of the body.
I truly am outnumbered.
Losing even the ability to float, my Plant Golem falls to the ground. I move it to prepare for ground battle.

“Naofumi-sama, grit your teeth.” (Raphtalia)
“Who would ever grit their teeth for a fake!” (Naofumi)
“… I’m at the limit of my patience. Even though you may be Naofumi-sama, I’m going to get a little bit violent.” (Raphtalia)

The fake quickly approaches me while brandishing her sword.

“Take this!” (Raphtalia)

I move my Shield to take on her sword.
A foreboding snapping sound rings out.
At the same time, pain raced through my head.

And… I feel something passing through my body.

“…?”

With a perplexed expression on her face, the fake thrusts her sword at me again, and again.
Her speed has dropped considerably from the first blow.
However, every time, something within me… I feel Chi coursing through my body with every strike.
Manipulating Chi, was it? I can’t remember how I was able to do that.

“Naofumi-sama, could it be…” (Raphtalia)

With her unarmed hand, the fake slaps my cheek.
It isn’t a hard blow, but my body contorts quite a bit.

“UGUHAAH!”

I taste blood inside of my mouth.
This is bad. Did something in me break?

“As I thought.” (Raphtalia)
“What’s up?” (Ren)
“This Naofumi-sama has absolutely no defense. If any one of us were to seriously attack him, he’d die.” (Raphtalia)
“W-what!?”

Ku… She saw through me.
That’s right. As she stated before, my current Defense stat is… 0.
In exchange for all of its splendid abilities, this is the price for the New Seven Sin Series. It has absolutely no defense.
Or else there’s no way I would stay holed up in my base the entire time.

“Why is his defense so pitiably low?”
“It may be due to his curse.”
“Uwah… that’s no joke.”
“Rafu~”
“Marquis… isn’t it time for you to surrender already?”
“Fu, who the hell would surrender!? I will continue fighting until I succeed in reviving the real Raphtalia.”

At this point, I’m simply desperate.
After I beat these fakes, I’m going to rule the world. There are plenty of curse skills I haven’t dared testing yet. I can’t go out here.
If I use a Curse Skill on the Castle Plant… right, I’ll make those who oppose me into fertilizer for my base.

Curse Skill-

“I won’t let you!” (Raphtalia)

Before I can even begin chanting a spell, the fake grabs me by the collar, choking me.

“Owowowowow.” (Naofumi)

The pain prevents me from collecting my thoughts.

“Naofumi-sama, please surrender. If you do so, we’ll be able to think of a way to free you from that cursed shield on your arm.” (Raphtalia)
“Hmph, I refuse! You false idol!” (Naofumi)
“Naofumi-sama!” (Raphtalia)

She shakes my collar violently, and I break free.
I prepare to use a Curse Skill again.

“Naofumi-sama! Please just quit it already!” (Raphtalia)

With teary eyes, the fake leaps at me.
She pushes my head to her breasts.

“Please remember. Naofumi-sama, I said this before, right?” (Raphtalia)

The imposter takes a deep breath.

“Please believe. I know that Naofumi-sama never commited any crimes. He shared his precious medicine and saved my life. He’s the Hero of the Shield-sama, the man who taught me how to live, and how to fight… I am his sword, no matter what path he chooses to tread down, I will accompany him… For me, and everyone else who chose to follow him, could you please let him come back home?” (Raphtalia)

Eh?
Eh?
EEH?
What? These words are… I am… I am…

“Firo, Atlas-chan, and Kiel-kun. I understand why they chose to serve you. Even when under a curse, your base nature did not change. However, I… want you to turn back.” (Raphtalia)

A familiar rhythm beats out near my ear.
And the warmth of this chest…
But how could I accept this.
If this is so, then my… reason for existence… everything I strived for… gu…

“The Naofumi-sama I believe in is quiet and unsociable. Because he has a trauma regarding women, he is incapable of loving someone else. He laughs at other’s misfortune. While he’s kind, he’s also strict. Yet there are many parts of him I have yet to come across.” (Raphtalia)

‘Ku… Let me go! Don’t touch me anymore!’
Is what I want to say, but I cannot speak.

“You are definitely one of those sides of Naofumi-sama. You lamented so much over my loss. I can tell by looking at the monsters you made. I understand just how much you trusted me. That’s why I must offer my words of gratitude.” (Raphtalia)

In front of me, the… fake…

“Thank you. Because you came out, I was able to understand yet another part of Naofumi-sama’s heart.” (Raphtalia)

Her face is red as she gently looks over mine.
After speaking, she takes something out of the bag hanging on her waist.
It’s a ball made out of balloon skin and a small flag.

“I brought these to make Naofumi-sama remember. To him, perhaps these were merely cheap goods, but for the current me, they are priceless treasures.” (Raphtalia)

And… the fake… no, Raphtalia puts her lips to my cheek.

“I really don’t want him to return to his original world! However… more so than this world that does nothing but hurt him, I think it would be better for him if he went back.” (Raphtalia)

At that moment.
Something shattered. The outside of my shield falls to pieces, and the New Deadly Sin tree disappeared.
And then I blacked out for a second.

… I see.
From the start, I was never Naofumi Iwatani. I was merely a personality created by the New Seven Deadly Sins series. Merely a false identity made with his mind as the base. A false mind with false aspirations.

“UGGUUUUAAAAAAHHH…!”

Along with my scream, I feel my sense of self disappearing.
No, I’m merely returning. As part of the mass known as Naofumi Iwatani.

That may be… for the best.
I am… already satisfied.
I no longer care about the fate of the world.

Raphtalia is alive. She’s living here. She’s thanking me.
That’s enough.

The ground shakes, as the Castle Plant begins to collapse.
The Castle is controlled by my Shield–my Shield is its centerpiece.
With a normal shield equipped, there’s no way it can maintain its form.

“Rafu~!”

Mii-kun signals everyone to evacuate.

“Raphtalia-san.”
“I know!”

Raphtalia starts to run, carrying me on her back.
It’s… already time for me to go, it seems.
If the world grants me one last wish, then I wish that Raphtalia and the others get out of this laboratory safely. I wish with all of my heart.

Hey, that is the Hero of the Shield. The real Naofumi Iwatani.
You are… you should realize your true feelings already.

Otherwise… you will definitely regret it.

Now, I’m going to become one part of your heart again… the part of your heart that loves the girl named Raphtalia.

But still, I do regret it.
For me to call her a fake this entire time, yet be a fake myself.
There’s little time left until the next wave.
Was this a complete waste of time…?

“I see… so that’s it…”

With my fading consciousness, I come to a single conclusion.
Based on my brief eight days of existence, I realize that the waves are a fight for_______.
This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ________, but the world will ________.
I remember my enemy’s words.

Why is he with Raphtalia…?

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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395 Responses to Chapter 287: Research Result

  1. ggfbank says:

    Did he just create his own version of wily machine?

    Why it is mostly silly arc, the drama bit is real, damn real. Make me wonder what will happen if Raphtalia decide to accept the fake personality instead?

    I’m really waiting for the aftermath of this arc.

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  2. xViralx says:

    Amazing chapter as always.
    “Based on my eight days of existence, I realize that the waves are a fight for_______.
    This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ________, but the world will ________.
    I remember my enemy’s words.” -> all blanks should be “narofumi’s harems”.

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  3. THANK GOD THIS ARC IS OVER AAJDNFLASDHFAJHGASDGHAG

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  4. bladerain says:

    With my fading consciousness, I come to a single conclusion.
    Based on my brief eight days of existence, I realize that the waves are a fight for_______.
    This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ________, but the world will ________.
    I remember my enemy’s words.

    Why is he with Raphtalia…?
    fight for survival.
    will perhaps end
    world will survive.
    Who is the enemy? The slave dealer? Or Sadina? The Queen maybe?

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    • art says:

      This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ________,
      –> stop (?)
      but the world will ________.
      –> still be destroyed (?)

      This is my interpretation/guess of the blank. Because : if you remember, in a chapter it’s said that even if the wave are stoped the world will still be destroyed if they don’t take on the 4 big boss before the last wave.

      I realize that the waves are a fight for_______.
      –> ??

      I was thinking that the waves was a invasion from a parallel world (glass words and the differents type of monster…)

      as for the “he” I have no idear (maybe sadina)

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      • art says:

        my new guess is :
        With my fading consciousness, I come to a single conclusion.
        Based on my brief eight days of existence, I Smurf that the waves are a fight for___Smurf____.
        This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ____Smurf____, but the world will ____Smurf____.
        I Smurf my enemy’s words.

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      • KiraKiller says:

        well, from my opinion the heroes, past heroes or the holy weapon. From the start they were cursed!! Curses! Curses everywhere!! I wanna a final/ultimate seven deadly sins curse!! Maou curse for Maoufumi-sama! Sith curse for Darthfumi-Sama! Pedo curse for Pedoyatsu! … no wait… he’s cursed even now!! … it’s a curse right? right???

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    • DeathDealer187 says:

      I think the lines would be more like this.
      1. fight for survival
      2. will perhaps repeat
      3. world will survive.
      The enemy would be the mysterious woman that beat the other 3 heroes and was made to retreat by Naofumi Iwatani

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      • yabaibunni says:

        No..this is just a guess, but don’t we remember witch’s anti-climax death? I think shes more important to this story, then what we all assumed….

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        • yabaibunni says:

          I was already inpatient enough like all of you, so I did read all the further chapter titles. But, that doesn’t mean what I said above doesn’t stand true. We shall see later on in the chapters, and I shall come back to this place and time, if my assumption is correct.

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      • ikamores says:

        1.- nothing
        2.- remain
        3.- continue

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    • excaliburhero13 says:

      dude.. u didn’t read the christmas arc do u?.. hate to say spoilers here, so just read it then u can get clue there

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  5. k says:

    thank for the update

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  6. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand why no one realizes (and this seems to include raphtalia) that no matter how raphtalia looks, acts, etc…. she is still a child (like 11 or 12 i think/around the same age as kiel), which is one of the main reasons why naofumi sees her as a child/daughter. It seems that since the world he is in is in a medieval-esque era, marriage age is on the lower side, but for naofumi, who is from our time period, cannot see someone younger than 18 as an adult, much less a marriage partner (i mean he sees moto, ren, and itsu all as immature teens/kids)

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    • art says:

      I think that in japan you can marry from 16. That still not change that rafptalia is 11 or 12. But since she is half human half beast maybe her maturity process is different.

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      • DeathDealer187 says:

        The general requirements for marriage under Japanese law are: Male must be 18 years of age or older and the female partner has to be 16 years of age or older. A person under 20 years of age must have parental approval to get married. (Just so you know)

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        • lygarx says:

          Japanese Penal Code states that the age of consent is 13. With Prefectural decency laws making it an average of 18, it depends on the prefecture. Fornication on its own is not allowed, but if there is a legitimate romantic relationship (usually with parental approval) sex is allowed. Before you perverts try to move to Japan and try to become a pedo, if you are a US citizen, you are always under the age of consent for US. Just because a law in a different country says otherwise, you are still subject to the US age of consent laws even in another country. Legally with all of the loopholes, the youngest age of consent is 13 if all conditions are met.

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      • ikamores says:

        So we need to obtain jap nationallity

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    • shira says:

      for your information, some people from our period not really care about age or blood relation, that’s why there are Pedobear and Incest and something like those going around. So we don’t know if he can’t see her as adult because the Curse, or his Reason, or because she say something like “even if my body like a adult, i’m still a kid inside”.
      (i wonder if my comment a bit offensive….)

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    • shira says:

      oh i forgot to add it, you can’t use Human Logic to a Demi-Human.

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    • takada namae says:

      the setting is fantasy so normal logic may not apply. whether it 12 years old or <100 years old magical creature if the goods is still good then it should be no promblem. the world is not japan or any modern world,so as the proverb says: When in Rome, do as the Romans do

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    • Riger says:

      I realize it. But her growth and maturity aren’t the same as a human’s. I don’t think any animals take nearly as long as a human to mature.

      But I also understand why he would see her as a daughter/kid sister, as well. I’m sure she’ll do something (or several somethings) to make him change his mind. Hoping for a harem, though. I really like Atlas’ and Sadina’s personalities :)

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    • If you read back through the story, which might take a while, you’l notice a few times when Naufumi mentioned out loud that Raftailia is still a child other characters of hand comments like “Doesn’t he know?”, and she stops them telling him. I always assume that they refer to the fact that demi-humans grow up as they level as well as age, so since he power leveled her, she is actually a fully grown adult.

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  7. shira says:

    so….. Maofumi is the repressed side of Naofumi because Curse Series, and now Raphtalia know his hidden feeling?
    umm… somehow, it’s really touching… damn, just get married already…. *sob

    Anyway, Thank you for the update :)

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  8. now it really made me curious to see how it will end… ‘-‘

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  9. Mr.Man says:

    suspense kills

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  10. LeaD36 says:

    Damn straight, one of my favorite arcs. I just don’t get how people can’t appreciate this one. We got tons of good laughs (courtesy of Yoraikun’s great translation skillz and open interpretation MO), character development, power-ups, a bit of drama, and even some hints for future plot points.

    Compared to the slightly less entertaining, but non-contributing filler chapters until now, this was a great change of pace. Love the author for doing something daring and throwing a massive curveball when things were starting to stagnate storywise. I wonder if we will ever get translations for the LN as it seems to majorly deviate from the path laid out by the WN starting from Volume 2 (even volume 1 has significant changes).

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    • hell5atan says:

      I can’t believe summer people didn’t like it this is the best arc I’ve read for a fuller compare to some other shit the drama supreme the character development ask there

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  11. Nopenopenopenope says:

    thanks

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  12. Assassin says:

    He can make a Gundam!!

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  13. Thank you for the update….^_^

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  14. Nehir says:

    I am your sword,
    no matter what path you chose to tread down,
    i will accompany you…

    Then why you reject form the very beginning Maofumi???

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  15. yabaibunni says:

    “Mii-kun beckons them forward with his hand, and surrenders the road to the fakes.

    “What the hell!” (Naofumi)

    He kindly destroys the defensive devices for them, forcefully opens the door, and even begins guiding them around the building.

    “Um… what is this child doing?” (Raphtalia)
    “Ah… Mii-kun. Could it be that you were using the Marquis, and you were waiting for an opportunity to join our side from the beginning?” (Rat)
    “Rafu~”

    He nods, and gives a bright smile at Rat.
    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNN IT AAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!” <—This part made die of laughter!

    Anyways, Darth-fumi realized his just a mer personality(or fragment) of the actual Naofumi. Of course, so is Wrath-fumi, Pure-fumi, and Carfree-fumi-but Wrath-fumi is more closer to the actual one from what we have read. I'm glad Darth-fumi tells him he needs to live his feelings so he will not regret it, which proves this was never intended as a filler, it was intended to developed Raph and Naofumi in their relationship. We also got some great humor, and some new power ups, along with a hint to what the actual waves indicate. As much as I hate to see Darth-fumi gone, this arc didn't go without leaving behind something.

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  16. Kyonkichi says:

    Good work as usual~ Otsukare
    Btw, 「Triaina, new form Bruenack!」 Breunack is actually Brionac the spear of Lugh from norse myth?

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  17. Anon7 says:

    I am your Shadow, your true self…

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  18. Leightjim says:

    So it wasn’t Noafumi… It’s was Darth Noafumi the entire time.

    Ah well, at least he’s gone for a bit… it’ll be a real shame for all those abilities to disappear though.

    Awesome abilities, sucky personality.

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  19. GreyAlaze says:

    Thanks for the update!

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  20. Zeke says:

    Based on my brief eight days of existence, I realize that the waves are a fight for_____survival__.
    This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ___cease_____, but the world will ___end_____.
    I remember my enemy’s words.

    my version…

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  21. BStew says:

    「Gravity Blade!」
    「Triaina, new form Bruenack!」
    「Splash Arrow!」
    「Tornado Throw!」
    “Uguuuuu…”

    Bruenack > Brionac i think
    attack used by the pope derived from celtic god of light’s spear of light

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  22. wizard172 says:

    i thought that naofumi was going to make firo´s dream come true and give her acid spitting abilities
    and thx yorai-niichan

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  23. diffy2 says:

    kinda reminds me of the movie “never ending story” I believe the entire story was pretty much about himself, so even though a whole new world was created, he was the center of it, and everything that went on in the story actually just served to help himself change and grow further as a person.

    Never ending story was also a book that was opened inside a book store and he was sucked into a fantasy world.

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  24. machinaforce says:

    Thanks for the chapter and the Disgaea Reference!

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  25. zbrosdivz says:

    Thanks a lot for the chapter !

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  26. Astreon says:

    “By sending magic to its tail, he can float, but it’s only a able to carry him for short amounts of time” Would that be a reference to Tails in the Sonic saga ?

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  27. ahh man x.x this is getting exciting! Thanks for translating ^^

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  28. Don’t get me wrong this was a great arc, BUT THANK GOD IT’S OVER!

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Please Elaborate.

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      • Neurogami says:

        apparently a bunch of people seem to see this arc as a filler. i dont know why they think that but because of that some people felt that none of this arc should matter and the MC should just go back to normal and continue being nonchalant if not casually cruel to all the people around him.

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        • yabaibunni says:

          What I don’t get is how they consider this filler? Like god’s sake, it gave us power ups for Firo and some other slaves-I’m sure thats needed for later stories. Also, it gave us more romance development between Naofumi and Raph, thats also needed. And finally, the most important thing of information that will developed this story further, is the hint we got for the wave. This is by no means filler, it’s just a Arc is taken for a few laughs, along with some fan needed romance.

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  29. aperost says:

    Thanks Yoraikun for the translation~.

    Also, Raphtalia, please carry the team harder.

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  30. IamMe says:

    Speaking of carry, Raphtalia giving Naofumi a princess carry out of there would have been a really amusing image. She has the strength for him. And I’ll probably think of it that way, its a more fitting image then having her carry him on her back, even if that is what was written.

    Oh, and you missed the author note at this end of this chapter. Which stated that this was the end of the side story and that the main story will return with the results.

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  31. fuzor100 says:

    Thank you for the translation. Not a bad arc

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  32. Havoc Prime says:

    I don’t know what some people complain about, but this was an excellent arc. It got to peel back the shell of our protagonist, and show how much he really cares. Overall, despite his “dark” phase, he did far more good than harm: saved a bunch of kids, power leveled his team, and more than likely deepened his connection to Waifu #1. I don’t see how any of this is filler as this actually progresses the plot quite nicely. And he did all of this without ruining lives like when the other heroes were power tripping…

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  33. jimmyev says:

    Wow, this one brought a tear to my eye. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for translating this. I really do wish to continue reading this series that makes me feel deep emotions. (A long period of time killing off sorrow makes it hard to feel it some times. So I thank you for letting me get some sorrow off my chest)

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    • Anon says:

      Even normal human perhaps still have like 10 def?
      That is truly sucky compensation…
      Though we perhaps already have some hint
      Since he just deploying all his slave for 8 days , and not going into the battlefield himself

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    • yariel says:


      even getting slapped really damage Naofumi …
      yeah, really suck …

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      • shira says:

        got stepped by giant turtle, fight with holy pope, feels ticklish
        got slapped by waifu, it’s hurt like no tomorrow…..

        well, those also happen to us in reality….. especially guys.

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  34. chroma says:

    Oh god you just saved my day! Again thank you for the translation ;)

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  35. ireadmanga says:

    Damnit! I didn’t expect to get hit by a tearjerking chapter! I’m in public and can’t hold it T_T

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  36. generic75684 says:

    I foreshadow Rat using his research reports in Mii-Kun to further improve the monsters.

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  37. tingtingking says:

    I have a feeling that Naofumi wraith shield lv will raise.
    No matter what he get spy and betrayed by Sandai and Mikun. This 2 action is different from Raphtalia who object him from the beginning. If I am Naofumi, I won’t forgive them even I come back to normal sense.

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  38. Mario says:

    Let´s say, this is somehow similar to fate/stay…similar.

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  39. strunlex yc says:

    Hahaha I always think the blank is
    The waves are a fight for The real waves
    This pointless phenomenon will perhaps stopped or ended, but the world will still suffering.

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  40. hussbek says:

    I wonder how naofumi will act around Raphl and the others after all this

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  41. legacybot says:

    Reblogged this on legacybot and commented:
    thanks

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  42. ofc now will happen something that made him enought dense to make the things like before xD (i know what will happen but i don’t gonna spoil you xD after all you will see in the next chapter xD)

    Thanks Yoraikun C:

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  43. Mark says:

    Thanks for this chapter!!!

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  44. FUEEEEE says:

    So, imagine Rishia, Mii-kun and Gaelion sitting down for a talk.

    R: Fuee?
    M: Rafu!
    G:Kyuaa!
    M: Rafu! Rafu!
    R: Fueeeeh?
    M: Rafu! Fu! Rafufu!
    R: Fue!
    G:GYAU!
    R: FUEEEEEEEEEEEEEH?!
    Kiel: Woof!

    *dead silence*

    K: W-What? I just wanted to join the conversation!

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  45. fyrepower says:

    Thanks for the chapter, looking forward to seeing what remains of the New Seven Sins changes (I don’t think he gets to keep the plant golem or the ability to modify but I guess we’ll see)

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  46. bobo? says:

    wait a second let me get this straight… so that Naofumi who is currently fading away is an entirely different persona or just a part cause that last sentence threw me off.

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  47. LV10pudding says:

    Wait,wait,wait. Triaina is the spear that neptune use right ? then why the hell did got mix with up with lugh’s Brionac?

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  48. Unknown says:

    Thanks for the chapter. This was a great arc.

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