Chapter 322: The Eighth Generation

Chapter 322: The Eighth Generation

I immediately returned to the village with the Cane’s portal, and went to Rat, who was busy constructing her Carriage-type body for Mii-kun
It would be nice if I got some good info out of this.

“There is a strange stone embedded in it. Do you understand anything about it, Marquis?” (Rat)
“I can’t understand anything about the time I turned strange.” (Naofumi)

Apparently, I was really smart, but that doesn’t matter.
And wait, if I was able to grasp something about this, it would actually be amazing.

“Rafu~?” (Raph-chan)
“Do you know anything?” (Naofumi)

I ask Raph-chan, but there’s no way he’ll give an answer.
Is what I thought, but he let out a meek voice, and nodded.

“Rafu~.” (Raph-chan)

Raph-chan jumps on top of the tablet we were analyzing, and beckons Raphtalia to come closer.

“This again… Why do I have such a bad premonition…” (Raphtalia)
“Even if you say that, it’s best if we investigated it, right?” (Naofumi)
“Understood.” (Raphtalia)

Raph-chan makes Raphtalia touch the tablet, and the rock around the stone begins to recede. The stone is on its way out.
The scene was quite Sci-fi.

“Oh.”

With his tail held high, Raph-chan puts his hands in the newly-made hole, and begins decoding something, but after a while, a large X mark popped up, and it seems that he can’t make any more progress with it.

“To get it out, we may need Raphtalia-san’s DNA. Next is… the part Raph-chan managed to decrypt himself.” (Rat)
To see what RAph-chan was stuck on, Rat started violently tapping on the keyboard.

“Ara. It’s asking for a password. What’s more, its protecting the most vital information.” (Rat)

Password… I never thought I would hear such a word in this Fantasy Parrallel World.
But will we be able to crack the code?
It would be nice if there was a hint somewhere…

“Do you think ou can crack it?” (Naofumi)
“I think it would be simple if Mii-kun returned. You did make him so he was able to freely alter things like this.” (Rat)
“Rafu~.” (Raph-chan)

Raph-chan shakes his head left and right.

“He says it won’t work.” (Naofumi)
“Really… Ah, I see the system Mii-kun’s equipped with installed here. This is an artificial lifeform in the shape of a stone tablet. I guess it won’t work.” (Rat)
“That so?” (Naofumi)
“Yeah. It’s something made of the same design as Mii-kun. A conscious Fire-Wall system.” (Rat)

Net terms are starting to pop up in this Fantasy. Andit’s of the same type as mii-kun… I guess we’re out of our area of expertise.

“If we engaged it and won, that would be nice, but it may be designed to self-destruct upon death.” (Rat)
“So force won’t work…” (Naofumi)

After getting all the way here, going any further is impossible…
For it to be protected this carefully, it must be hiding something extremely important.

“You get three tries at the password. Marquis is the one who made it, so do you have any ideas?” (Rat)
“Even if you ask me… Wouldn’t it just be ‘Raphtalia’, or something?” (Naofumi)
“It would be nice it it was something simple like that.” (Rat)

Rat enters Raphtalia’s name into the tablet.
The board beeps, and gives a warning sound.

“Yes, first try failed.” (Rat)
“What should we do…” (Naofumi)
“We have two left.” (Rat)

We’ll give do all or nothing bet, and have Mii-kun try to access it anyways when we’re down to one.
Now about the strange me… He made this when he thought Raphtalia was dead.
If I looked from that perspective…

Until recently, I was quite dense.
I thought of Raphtalia as my daughter, so perhaps that Password’s in that direction.

“Try inputting, ‘To my beloved daughter’.” (Naofumi)
“What’s with that phrase!? Who is whose father!?” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia’s retort was on the mark.
But that’s what came to mind, so there’s no helping it.

“… It worked…” (Rat)
“Naofumi-sama…!” (Raphtalia)
“Nope, not my fault.” (Naofumi)

Daughter… she is my skillful right hand man, and she doesn’t have any parents, so sometimes I do think I’m acting as their replacement.
There’s no mistake.
Looking at the information that was displayed, Rat nodded.

“Fumufumu… It seems you had the Bioplant continue the research for the Eighth Generation of Raphs. You prepared it just in case you were to perish.” (Rat)
“Rafu?” (Raph-chan)
“This child’s existence in itself is a sort of black box. His directive is unknown.” (Rat)
“You weren’t able to decode it?” (Naofumi)
“You need a higher authority than Mii-kun to control this one. If we tried to touch the stone, it would have fallen to pieces. It seems this child knew that.” (Rat)
“And? Just what is he?” (Naofumi)
“A completed sample of the Eighth Generation. The Raphtalia that you were trying to bring to this world. Or perhaps he would be the threshold between Raphtalia and Raph.” (Rat)
“Rafu~!” (Raph-chan)

As if he’s saying, ‘What do ‘ya think about me now?’ Raph-chan sticks out his chest with pride.
Ah, yes, yes.
I know that you’re amazing.
There’s no helping it, si I start patting his head.

“The Eighth Generation…” (Raphtalia)
“His specs are in a different dimension from the Seventh Generation.” (Rat)
“Really?” (Naofumi)
“The time it took you to make the first through the seventh generations was only a week, you know. If this plant were to continue that research without rest for all this time… what do you think would happen?” (Rat)

Let’s see. I was defeated at Raphtalia’s hands, and about two and a half weeks passed before I met Raph-chan…

“Though the continuation was conducted by AI, it had quite a bit of success. It also seems that if the Raphs naturally carried on the cycle of life, one like this would be born someday.” (Rat)

It somehow… sounds like a manga I read a while ago.
A researcher was killed by his own test subject, but a computer continued to finish his research.
Anyways, regardless of the outcome, an Eighth Generation would have been born…

“Uwah…” (Rat)
“What’s up?” (Naofumi)
“It looks like all of the Raphs are connected. When greater power is required, they can pool their abilities, and the EXP they get is redistributed to this one… you’re also included in that EXP pool, Marquis.” (Rat)

Is it that?
When the curse was taking away my gained EXP, it was flowing to Raph-chan along with the other Raphs?
The reason Raph-chan’s level was so high, and why it arbitrarily continued to rise, was because he was getting EXP from the other Raphs.

“If he wanted to speak human tongue, I think he could. I mean, with these specs, it’s more than possible.” (Rat)
“Rafu?” (Raph-chan)
“Can you speak?” (Rat)
“Rafu~?” (Raph-chan)

He’s tilting his head.
It he playing dumb…? No, it doesn’t seem that way.

“It appears to understand your situation… does it really not have speech capability?” (Rat)

Since he sensed that I don’t really like talking monsters, he decided not to develop speech?
The reason he fit a lot of my preferences was this?

“So if I taught him, he could?” (Naofumi)
“It’s a possibility.” (Rat)

Rat continues to read off the deciphered information.

“It seems you spliced some Filo Rial data into here too. You used their shape changing function as reference.” (Rat)
“Ah, so that’s why he can change form.” (Naofumi)
“Yes, him changing form to Raphtalia was something like that. And that was your goal in the first place, so it goes without saying.” (Rat)

Well, I did have a vague idea that it was something like that.
I mean, the research was intended to replicate and revive her.

“… Why did I take such a roundabout path, without making a Homunculus?” (Naofumi)
“That’s a mystery. But as a fellow alchemist, it’s not like I don’t understand what you were trying to do.” (Rat)
“How so?” (Naofumi)
“I told you why I stopped considering remaking Mii-kun as a Homunculus, right? By that Marquis’s logic, a Homunculus is but a Homunculus. He wanted to make the real one, so he couldn’t do that.” (Rat)
“And so… Isn’t this the same thing?” (Naofumi)
“Then let’s do an experiment. Raph-chan, where did you first meet the count? 1. Near this village, 2. Somewhere else.” (Rat)

Rat randomly picks up some stones, and lines them into a row of 1, and a row of 2.
Raph-chan goes and sits down by Row 2.

“Well… that’s true.” (Naofumi)

I mean, he’s right.

“You probably continued to correct your research as you strove to create the real one. This should have led him to have some fabricated memories and experiences in his body.” (Rat)
“That Naofumi-sama… thought about it that much.” (Raphtalia)
“…” (Naofumi)

I have no idea what I was thinking back then, but I guess that’s true.
And wait, just how much did I like Raphtaila?
Did I plan to take the organism I created myself, and make it my girlfriend?
Even so, the password was, ‘To my beloved daughter’.

“It’s good that Raph-chan understands, but if handled poorly, there was a chance he could have swapped places with the original.” (Rat)

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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185 Responses to Chapter 322: The Eighth Generation

  1. Brandon Heat says:

    Thank you for the translation ^^

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  2. evilfox says:

    Cell from Dragon Ball Z?

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  3. hugh jazz says:

    ah, did anyone catch that Dragon Ball reference?

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  4. Matthew119 says:

    Never, have I seen someone be daughter zoned that hard before.
    Its way worse than friend zoned, and I can tell from personal experience what its like to be brother zoned. But daughter zoned?
    That’s a new dimension.
    Thank you for the chapter

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  5. Mangochic says:

    Try inputting, ‘To my beloved daughter’.” (Naofumi)
    “What’s with that phrase!? Who is whose father!?” (Raphtalia)
    “… It worked…” (Rat)
    “Naofumi-sama…!” (Raphtalia)
    “Nope, not my fault.” (Naofumi)

    -This is hilarious! Now she understands just how dense he was.

    It’s good that Raph-chan understands, but if handled poorly, there was a chance he could have swapped places with the original.” (Rat)
    – Why is this giving me red flags? Does he really understand or will he/she/it try to switch places? I think Raph-chan can speak and he us just bidding his time before he perfoms the ultimate switch. Raphtalia – You are in danger girl!

    I just started reading this novel a week ago and just caught up. Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun.

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  6. F.name_L.name says:

    Thanks for the chapter!
    PS: 2nd?
    PPS: was that shtick about the researcher being killed by his own test subject a Dragonball z reference?
    Σ( ̄。 ̄ノ)

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  7. Anon says:

    “The time it took you to make the first through the seventh generations was only a week, you know”
    Is Naofumi god?

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  8. Kevin Li says:

    Why do I feel like they’re going to send the little Raph-chan out with all the clones to grind and scale up to level 300+ so it can punch Tact in the face?

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  9. Sodemas says:

    thx for the chapter o/

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  10. Alex says:

    I wonder if the exp flow to Naofumi if Raph-chan and the others hit a max level.

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  11. Wait. Why can’t Naofumi understand what he himself made? I mean Darthfumi understood it and he was himself and so had all the same abilities Naofumi does. Actually, he had less abilities, as he didn’t have Naofumi’s specs. Did all of his sacrificed defense go to intelligence or something? Because that’s the only way I see that makes sense really. But if I remember correctly intelligence can’t be just changed like that in this universe… Urgh. Whatever. Yoraikun-sama’s translations shall make us understand. Also, will the Bioplant just stop at the Eighth Generation? I also love how Naofumi just flat out denied that password was his fault. God that made my day. Especially how UBW made me all sad and stuff yesterday.

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    • Moshmaru says:

      when you do some research there a breakthrough which made you learn different thing than before, so maybe Darthfumi got more breakthrough which made him more knowledgeable than original Naoufumi (its like when you older you gain more knowledge)

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    • Lull Maister says:

      The spirit of the shield connected him the new 7 sin search engine that let him know anything he wanted and needed in a instant ofc. After the virus included with the program was detected a backup of shieldbro was loaded and so maoufumi died.

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    • Alex says:

      1. that was more like a split personalty created by the shield thus such limitations didn’t apply and had access to knowledge that Naofumi had no awareness of yet retained all the same.
      2. Heroes stats are redefined by their weapons this overrides the users natural growth and preexisting strength.

      and yes Naouin Kyofumi’s defense was so low a level 1 Balloon could take him out.

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    • Abi says:

      simple , he’s stupid now without world logic ability

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  12. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  13. Myu says:

    Thank You~

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  14. Ninza says:

    Thank for the chapter!!! “My beloved daughter xP….”

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  15. katoshuu says:

    Thanks for the chapter
    “Do you think ou can crack it?” (Naofumi) ou->you
    “Net terms are starting to pop up in this Fantasy. Andit’s of the same type as mii-kun… I guess we’re out of our area of expertise.”
    Andit’s->and it’s

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  16. Noval says:

    Thank you Yoraisama for this chapter

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  17. Mario says:

    Genius Naofumi just go and save the day, you who fight for a better future.
    Well he did not copy things of Filorials, he was who create Filorials after all, so it´s not like he is a copycat.
    “To my beloved daughter” who could she be, i do not understand…wink, wink.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      What means you by, ‘he created Filo Rials’?

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    • Mario says:

      Thanks Ninza, but no, i say he create Filo Rials…well, not this Naofumi and i am more or less pretty sure Genius Naofumi did not create them too (it can be possible, but i do not think so). So we only have one option…First Generation.

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      • Mastemind05 says:

        Do you mean 1st gen hero? Or 1st gen filorials? Or 1st gen ralph?

        Getting confuse, because i dont remember reading naofumi create filorials from base but some modification is true

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        • Mario says:

          First Generation of heroes, Naofumi was one…no, you are not going to read that. Maybe the author have a chapter for that, but i do not know.
          I like to deduce things, at least until now it´s my complete victory on dedutions…they were right. But until the author said it himself/herself no one believed me. So like the other time and the other before i am just going to sit here and wait.

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        • Darth Renho says:

          You make multiple predictions about the same exact situation, and then confirm that a single one of those was correct as you go along. Then you pretend that all of your wrong predictions never happened. I wouldn’t call that always being right, I would call it the ‘Monkey on a Typewriter Theory.’

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        • Mario says:

          Those like you also exist…well, is not like if i was right you will come to me and say “hey Mario you remember me, you were right, sorry and thanks” so i actually do not care…once again i am going to sit here and wait.

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        • SPOILED BRAT says:

          Mario, you’re about to post a spoiler in there😄

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        • Pyro says:

          Well in Theory the legendary weapons can hold a sort of “Genetic Memory – Spirit of the shield casually stating only the first Heroes had made it into the weapon’s spirit realm” requiring a certain form of brain wavelength to unlock specific items such as shield strengthening aka reclaiming of original strengths… — This would be a method to ease a person into their new powers so they don’t just self destruct.

          So if the above is true I’d have to believe the strong emotions would hold the most information that could get passed along, ie the Curse Series & Blessed series giving major boost while altering perceptions / emotional feedback from the user.

          If I recall correctly it was said a hero had created the Filorials in the past “could be shield could be someone else” so I’m thinking this knowledge was passed down through the legendary weapons in the “New 7 Deadly Sins” curse series even if the original wielder of the knowledge was not cursed at the time.

          So in theory, one of the Heroes may have created the Filorials as a test / proof of concept species while perfecting the art of Genetic Engineering followed by creating the species in Raphatilia’s parents / Sadina’s home village from scratch… Or this paragraph may be entirely wrong where the Filorials are the pinnacle of Genetic modification and Sadina’s home village is one of the last areas completely devoid of genetic modification from the Heroes and are true pure children of the world – which is more likely the case with the evidence that Sadina’s genetic code had no highlighted / comment section.

          Or🙂 We’re all just over thinking things and should enjoy the story the original Author has given us.

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  18. Thanks for the chapter!!!

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  19. Elk says:

    He’s tilting his head.
    It he playing dumb…? No, it doesn’t seem that way.

    *Is he playing dumb…?

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  20. EpicDerp says:

    Just wondering…is raph-chan the humanoid loli one or one of the tanuki like ones?

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  21. AoiTenshi says:

    》It looks like all of the Raphs are connected

    D-d-d-does this mean that Raphtalia and all the Raph race share the same sense?

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  22. whome says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  23. frenzy85 says:

    Raph-chan reminds me of Cell…

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  24. AsianOtakuGuy says:

    CELL? IS THAT YOU?

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  25. Mark says:

    Naofumi… did you just created Cell?

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  26. k says:

    thank for the update

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  27. Noo says:

    How much time has passed in this story? When he met Raphtalia she had the appearance of a 6 year old right? Regardless of her body’s growth is she even 10 years old? I think him viewing her as a daughter is quite appropriate…

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    • Yoraikun says:

      When they met, she was around 9-11

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    • leebin says:

      Naofumi viewing Raphtalia as a daughter is appropriate from his effect on her physical and emotional growth over time. She would not be whom she is now without him in her life.

      However, when we start factoring in her age I start to think it kind of strange to judge from Human years when demi-humans out right a different race.

      You wouldn’t judge a dog, a cat, or a bird physical maturate based on the human rates of growth. Yet we see people doing that for Raphtalia.

      My view on whether or not is an adult has to be factored differently.

      Has Raphtalia reached biologically maturity? Yes.
      Is Raphtalia capable of being self sufficient in providing for her own life. Yes
      Is Raphtalia capable of understanding intellectual and emotional concepts in-depth. Yes

      At this point nearly all her attributes make her an adult far more than they make her a child.

      So what makes her not an adult to so many people in the forums.

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      • SamS-347 says:

        I agree with you, she can’t be evalutated on the human standards, yet Shieldbro did.
        Intercourse with her would make light to the moral problem of intercourse with other species…
        Nevermind, Atlas and Fohl just removed the problem just by existing lol.
        So yes she could be considered an adult to Shieldbro and she probably is now with the development he has gone through.

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  28. White says:

    Researcher being killed by his own test subject seems Honjou Setsuna from Nogami Neuro ( ´∀`)

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  29. PurplePanda says:

    Nope, not my fault.” (Naofumi)
    he is turning into caboose

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  30. Gate says:

    I know your just using He as an easy placement, since I believe they’re using genderless pronouns for the little Raph-chan. Wouldn’t it fit more to use she if your going that direction.

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  31. Dipta says:

    Thanks for the Chapter…
    Nice One

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  32. Rapede says:


    lolol

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  33. seihaikun says:

    Raph-chan need to absorb all of Raph series and Raphtalia to become Raph Perfect form.
    Raph-chan will create cel…uhm Raph game and challage the heroes to fight her.

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  34. raph says:

    I found a manga with a good version of how atlas looks if you wanna se the mangas name is My love tiger

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  35. hapPENIS says:

    havent commented in a long time, in behalf of all the lurkers, thanks for the continuous translations Raikyun and TLs, keep up te good work!🙂

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  36. Noval says:

    Still wait and patient for the next chapter. Want to see tact slay by Naofumi.

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  37. docoda says:

    great! thank’s for trans
    hold on! ^^! sorry because i can’t help!

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  38. Lee says:

    *Huff *Huff

    I finally caught up to the chapters. I can’t believe I started reading in chapter 45 to 322. Took me a week but it was worth it!

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    • I want the NA ...LN release qwq says:

      you shouldn’t of bothered they update very slow now
      you must suffer now and wait for 1-2 chap a week or so…

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  39. Wrath Shieldbro says:

    Did Naofumi just created Misaka network?

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    • yariel says:


      No biribiri, so nope. =x= …

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      • Pyro says:

        Oh I think he’s closer than you admit yariel🙂 True no static electricity however they’re all based off of an original and connected to each other.

        There’s also the fact the original gets jealous/embarrassed pretty easily when he interacts with any of the Raph line which basically just lets him do as they please with them. 🙂 so that part lines up pretty well between Misaka & the Sisters Network.

        True Raphatilia isn’t as severe as a Tsundere as Misaka, as well as a bit more honest with her feelings, even though both MCs were dense as a rock.

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        • shira says:

          more like, Naofumi just looks dense because he just holding his feelings, when he obtain brain power, the feelings leaked out.
          on the other hand, Touma is Dense as Diamond because his imagination and feeling is always got destroyed by his power (Imagination Breaker)

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  40. Noval says:

    Still Waiting.

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  41. cit says:

    well, that’s the unstable immature kid for ya…

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  42. VanZans says:

    I hope Nafoumi’s fight with Tact is drawn out towards tact’s misery. I hope nafoumi beats on em so bad it shows just how hopeless it is to him and all his followers that they cant fuck with nafoumi’s wrath lol.

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  43. Yao says:

    Am I the only one who still wishing for B**** death?

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  44. Inuharu says:

    So, what happened? did some faggot post a spoiler again? and we’re being punished? it’s been 23 with no update… so answer me, did someone post a spoiler… again? -_-

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  45. cerverus3 says:

    Cookie posted next chapter

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  46. Dark Nexus says:

    323 is a short chapter

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  47. CrazyWolf68 says:

    So quick question, do you know if you or any translators will be doing the LN version after you’re done with the WN? I’m curious because that story looks cool as well.

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  48. Trypich says:

    A researcher was killed by his own test subject, but a computer continued to finish his research.
    Might be a reference to Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro. There was a Doctor, that made a copy of himself in a computer to recreate human beings. The computerself killed the doc, cuz it knew that only through his endless life as a programm he can accomplish that goal.

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  49. Zack says:

    I wonder what will happen if the smart naofumi were to fight the current tact….I mean that naofumi can create an army of new race in a week and also understand the reason behind the waves, breaks the level cap limit and what not while it took Tact practically the rest of his life to do so till now to rise an army.
    I truly believe that smart naofumi can conquer and dominate the world if he managed to escape and rise an army or even have time to do a proper research on his own.

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