Chapter 328: Fenrir Force

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And I don’t get why everyone is so creeped out by DIO.


Chapter 328: Fenrir Force

“Where the hell do you think you’re looking!?” (Tact)
“Ah, sorry, sorry. My bad.” (Naofumi)

Now then, I should stop showing off.
Raphtalia and the others are alright.
It’s about time I take this battle seriously.

“Everyone, cast support! If we combine our power, we should easily be able to crush this guy!” (Tact)

Oy… the rules have changed, dude.
Didn’t you say you would be enough alone?

「Zveit Boost」!
「Zveit Magic」!

… etc.
And like that, various support magics were cast, but it doesn’t feel like anything’s changed that much.

In comparison, Revelation Aura X’s effects are amazing.
It was able to raise our basic abilities enough for me to stand on even ground with one thrice my level.
But it’s not like this guy’s a Hero, and if I didn’t distribute points into the skill, it wouldn’t have been this effective.

“Good, we can win with this!” (Tact)
“Hey, are you sure you’re alright?” (Naofumi)
“Just because you got a bit stronger, don’t be so conceited!” (Tact)
“That’s something I don’t want to hear from you.” (Naofumi)
“This is that last time you’ll be able to laugh. Now feel the power of my magic, after I’ve been given strength by everyone!” (Tact)

No, I’m not laughing. I’m just fed up…
As I was thinking that, Tact begins a magic chant.
For argument’s sake… he’s casting quite fast.

『I, the True Hero who has understood the origin of power command. Let the truth once more be read forth. Let tempests of flame burn all that he owns』!
「Dreifach Firestorm」!
“Dreifach!?” (Naofumi)

Wait a second.
He was supposed to have mastered magic, yet it’s only Dreifach.
What a joke.

But if you think about it, Revelation is a magic specific to Heroes.
Looking at it from the rest of the world’s standard, I guess Dreifach is the strongest level.
In truth, this is the fastest casting that I’ve ever seen.

“Take this!” (Tact)

Tact has a smile on his face as he activates his magic.
A tornado of flames starts up and begins flying in my direction.

『I, an ordinary Hero who has understood the origin of power command. Let the truth once more be read forth. Clear the tempests of flame that burns all before him』!
「Anti Dreifach Firestorm」

I analyze the magic Tact chanted, and activate one to nullify it.
And as if it had never existed in the first place, the twister of flames dispersed.
Even with the time lag in my cast, I was able to completely nullify it, you know.

“I can’t say I’m impressed. You… did you really master magic? Just how many years did you live in this world again?” (Naofumi)
“Wha-” (Tact)

Upon having his special magic easily nullified, the man is speechless.
It appeared to be an AoE spell, so is that what he used to level grind?

“So this is the power of the Cane… I’ll definitely make it mine!” (Tact)
“Wrong, fool…” (Naofumi)

What a misunderstanding. This isn’t anything from the Cane.
I remember the old Ren… It’s been a while since I’ve heard bullshit like this.
Well, I was able to analyze it quite quickly, but reading magic was the result of my own research.

“And wait, you have a Dragon Emperor following you, right? Shouldn’t you know the Dragon Pulse Law? The one that lets you easily interfere with others!?” (Naofumi)

I’m really fed up.
Where’s his mastery of magic?

It’s true that his casting was quick.
It took him less than five seconds to cast Dreifach.
But I’m able to chant even faster than that with ease.
Though, that power is the result of Trash’s Cane.
From my conjecture, this one… No, I can think about that later.

Hmm?
I turn to the presence of magic.
I see Bitch chanting magic in my direction. She hasn’t learned a thing.
She’s probably trying to create an opening for Tact to attack or something of the sort.

Like I’d let you.
I’ll blow all of you away at the same time.

「Zveit Wing Blo-」
「Fenrir Force X」!

I weave in my chi, and get Tact and Witch in a line before releasing a skill.
I’ll have my connection with you come to an end here, Bitch!
The Cane shines, and the clamped wolf head ornament opened its mouth. A beam of light fires out of the Jewel portion.

“Uo!”

A thick, lazer-esque beam shoots out and flies at Witch.
Or it should have, but my timing was off.
Even Tact, who was at point blank range, was able to dodge it.
His reflexes are just naturally good.

I guess it took 3 seconds to cast.
Since it missed, I cancelled it out. But the SP expenditure was high.

Ah… After I shot it, I realized it.
I kinda have to make them go through more pain before killing them.
Or my rage will never clear.
In that aspect, perhaps this was for the best.

“Damn! I missed.” (Naofumi)

A few meters from the beam’s impact point, Witch’s legs had given out on her.
Since I completely missed my mark, I hit someone I wasn’t aiming for.
From what I remember, it was a human woman wearing maid clothing.
There was nothing left where she stood.
But she was pointing a rifle at me, so I don’t care what happened to her.

Does this count as murder?
I don’t have a sense of guilt welling up in me.
These people would have shot me to death if a chance ever came.
It’s legitimate self-defense.
She was doing the same thing as Witch.

“Ah…” (Tact)

Tact is in a daze, as he stared at the scarf that belonged to the woman fluttering in the wind.

“The next one won’t miss.” (Naofumi)

But the cooldown time is quite long.
I grip the cane and start charging it.

“YOU BASTAAAAAAAAAARD!” (Tact)

In a rage like the old Trash, Tact begins swinging around his weapons randomly.
Claws. Whip. Axe. Hammer. Projectiles.
But I dodge them all.

“You! You killed Eri! I definitely won’t forgive you! I’ll brutally murder you!” (Tact)
“KYAAAAAAAAA!”

Tact’s Harem squad raises a scream after they realize the situation.
But because of the rage, Tact’s movements are monotonous.
You often see anger changing to strength in anime, but I guess this is how reality works.

This brings to mind the scene of Female Knight fighting the cursed Ren.
I bet it felt like this when she was dodging his attacks.

I may be contradicting myself, but he needs to get angry in a calm manner.
Get angry while thinking about what to do to your enemy.
Like I am right now.

“Do you understand what you’ve done!? Eri was… my childhood friend who’s followed me around since I was young. My first partner, and the one who accepted me. And you… you don’t even have the qualifications to kill someone as precious as her!” (Tact)
“Like I care! If you step onto the battlefield, you have to be prepared to die. Did you ever think of the ones you killed yourself!? Did you ever listen to them if they said the same!?” (Naofumi)

What naivety.
Sending his precious onto the battlefield and hoping they won’t die as he kills the enemy.
If you don’t want them to die, then you have to be prepared to sacrifice yourself to protect them.

Atlas was… always telling me that.
That I might die in a place, even without war.
That since I was precious, she always had to be there to protect me.

When I held up my staff, what did he do?
He didn’t even try to move to protect someone.
No, it’s because he dodged that the attack went off course.
If she’s that special, then at least stand in front of her, if you think the attack is that powerful. He even has my Shield.

“Though I killed her, let me say as such: It’s your fault for not protecting her.” (Naofumi)

No, I don’t care about logic.
This war was a battle between murderers.
If he didn’t want to bring about any casualties, then he should have bet his own life.
There were plenty of methods.
He truly lacks the resolve to jump into the flames.

Ah… this is irritating.

「First Float Mirror, Second Float Mirror」

I deploy the Cane’s version of the Float Shields, and have them circle around Tact.

“Kunu! Damn! Don’t run away!” (Tact)
“And why do I have to stand and take your attacks? The Shield has its own way of fighting.” (Naofumi)

It’s not like my reflexes are bad.
I can’t keep up with people who have amazing reflexes, but with this much support magic cast on me, dodging these is a simple matter.
This wouldn’t change even if I had the Shield.

It’s just that I usually opt not to dodge.
If the Shield dodges, what will happen?
My job is to stop the enemy’s movement.

“I’m going to shoot some magic, so try taking it.” (Naofumi)
“As if I would!” (Tact)

I’ll use one with a fast chant.

「Zveit Fire」!
「Zveit Water」!

By the way, these are the only attribute magics I’ve learned so far.
I couldn’t use them from the beginning.
Since I borrowed the Cane, I can cast them, but there isn’t really a need for me to learn them.

“An attack like that-” (Tact)

My magic flew slowly in a straight line, so Tact easily dodges it.
But that wasn’t my goal.

The dodged magic hits Tact from behind.

“Gu!? What did you do!?” (Tact)
“You can at least understand that much, right?” (Naofumi)

It’s Float Mirror’s ability. If you angle them right, you can reflect some skills and magics.

“Then let me show it so you can understand.” (Naofumi)
「Erst Blast」!

I grip the Cane in my hand and release a skill.
My magic shoots out like a beam.
Tact merely dodges it again, but the mirrors that moved by my will reflect it, and let the beam circle around Tact.

I’m not trying to hit him. I’m really just playing around.
But this is surprisingly easy.
I move the mirrors continuously to create a cage out of the blast.

Ah, it seems I unlocked a combo.
So it can do things like this as well.
The mirrors are now moving by themselves.
How convenient.

Can Trash control them like this?
… He probably can.
I get the feeling that will be troubling later.

It appears that each and every weapon requires a different aptitude.
Trash should be able to use it better than me.
He said he could use quite a few high ranking skills.

Apparently, he can make angled structures out of the mirrors to split reflections and hit simultaneously from all sides or hit in a wide scope.
Its strong point is that it can hit behind defenses.
There’s the chance that it may hit an ally, but he said it works out if you calculate it right. It’s impossible for me.

The best I can do it move these flat mirrors to my will.
And that’s because of my experience using the Float Shields.
Ah… I truly am the Hero of the Shield.

「Blast Prison」!

When I shout the skill name, the prison made of my blast skill explodes.

“Guhah!” (Tact)

The explosion sends Tact flying.
His followers raise various screams.
A few of them get over the shock and point their rifles at me.

“Not yet! I’m… not hurt at all. T-this is… but a scratch.” (Tact)
“Ah, I see.” (Naofumi)

He’s being Stoic… as he says that, the surrounding women begin casting recovery magic.
Some even begin casting support magic.
Does his pride allow that? Did his anger override it?

“Do you hate having your women die that much? Then if I target them, will you focus on protecting them?” (Naofumi)

Tact’s face turns pale. He turns his eyes to the women around him.
Those women were looking at me and shaking.

What is it… I really do feel like a villain right now.
It feels quite nice.
For revenge to feel this refreshing… this is the first I learned of it.
Because my weapon’s been the Shield up until now, I could only hurt enemies indirectly.

Who was it that said that Revenge doesn’t bring anything?
If the target of your revenge doesn’t plan on repenting at all, isn’t it better to kill them?
Isn’t that right, Witch?

But these thoughts are dangerous.
If I go too far, I’ll get devoured by a curse, so I should stop.

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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246 Responses to Chapter 328: Fenrir Force

  1. BROD says:

    NOT THE CHILDHOOD FRIEND!!!!! NOWFOOMEE HOW COOOOOULD YOOOOOOOOUUUUUU!?!?!?!!??!?!???

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    • Prob a bitch like WItch so nobody is gonna miss any of the wretched followers of that idiotic Tact

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      • Light says:

        I’m not so sure. To me they seem like they’re just misguided into thinking that Tact is always right even if he does evil things. Reminds me of a lot of series where the main characters’ friends believe in him and then he finds out he screwed up and from what he said he was around her since childhood. Most likely she’s similar to Sylphy from Mushou Tensei *First Book Spoiler* except if Rudeus hadn’t left */First Book Spoiler*. In otehr words, a good person who was brainwashed like the rest of his harem.

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    • Vermillion says:

      Can’t you also say the same for Atlas? Fohl lost his precious sister, which do you think is worse? A guy who loses one of his harem because he never tried to protect her, or a guy who loses his only family because he was unable to stop her?

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  2. Dark Nexus says:

    81st

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  3. Noval says:

    ha…ha….ha… It serves you right Tact and next one Witch or bitch. Execution is not enough for her.
    Thanks Yoraisama.

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  4. If the harem were casting on Tact, then what about Naofumi’s posse who were fighting them?

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  5. freebeer says:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zKhEw7nD9C4

    Soo mount python? This is but a scratch..

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  6. nopeandnope says:

    darthfumi on deck!!

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  7. Fayt says:

    Dang Naofumi is completely op now

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  8. stormexile says:

    must be typing quite fast coz I can see some error here and there.
    well you will edit it later anyway.

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  9. Uhl says:

    Thanks for the translation. Love this series. Last line though.

    “If I go to far, I’ll get devoured by a curse so I’ll stop.”

    Shouldn’t that be.

    “If I go TOO far, I’ll get devoured by a curse, so I’ll stop.”

    Unless that particular world has a town called “far,” I don’t think Naofumi can go TO there.

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    • JohnyXD says:

      lol
      “can go there” and not “can go to there”
      I can see your wish to correct the mistake in the translation. But please beware of your own mistakes.

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      • RuRo-dono says:

        The ‘there’ was a place holder.

        I don’t think Naofumi can go TO Moscow.

        Is correct.

        I don’t think Naofumi can go Moscow.

        Is not.

        P.S. I wonder what ‘going Moscow’ could mean?

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        • Sir Bacon says:

          Never go full Moscow

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        • RuRo-dono says:

          – Mommy! Mommy! What is that oji-san doing?
          – Don’t look there, honey, he is going Moscow.

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        • JohnyXD says:

          Moscow? What the hell are you talking about?! That’s WAY out of context. lol
          He just tried to do a “funny comparison” and failed a little.
          You, my friend, tried to make it seem correct but failed miserably and then tried to make it funny by adding a postscript AND a -funny wannabe- second comment.
          >freebeer Tis but a scratch XD

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        • RuRo-dono says:

          Meh. I did try to make it funny. However he was totally correct.

          He did say it as a joke, but the joke was 95% grammatically fine. So I was annoyed that people were trying to SERIOUSLY correct him…

          P.S. His post WAS funny to me. My post WAS funny to Sir Bacon. So your complaint is invalid.

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  10. KiraKiller says:

    Mwahahahah, Maoufumi return!!!
    Or better evilfumi?

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  11. Djajapena says:

    So much thanks Yoraikun!

    Stopped a second on the “reblect” typo. . . That will be a nice name for one character on my story *takes note*. And Naofumi now have brakes for his anger, nice.
    I have some more to say, but my English grammar and vocalburary stopping it.
    Argh. . . I will just add another thanks.

    Suksema bli Youraikun.

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  12. Riger says:

    I may be contradicting myself, but he needs to get angry in a calm manner.
    Get angry while thinking about what to do to your enemy.
    Like I am right now.
    I laughed so hard at this part :)

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  13. JustChilling says:

    well, we all know that evil side = OP so go there darthfumi. you were born on the wrong side of karma anyway.

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  14. Darkanlan says:

    I like where this is going, finally he’s going to start killing all his enemies around him. Well, hopefully, I really don’t want to see him showing pity to people who happily kill him and his followers. Villain Naofumi is much better than half ass Naofumi.

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    • Mark says:

      His only limitation was his shield giving him no offense power to directly dismantle his foes. Now he has something other than a shield. Just needs to watch the line and not go trigger happy.

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    • Elk says:

      Yeah, just like what Mark said. If Naofumi’s shield had offensive power, I don’t think Naofumi would have cared about killing – but because he needed other people to be his power, he would have to consider whether or not they would be willing to kill for him.

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  15. DimensionDrifter says:

    “Well, I was able to analuze it quite quickly, but reading magic was the result of my own research.”

    “analuze” is probably a typo for “analyze.” Y and U key being next to each other and all. Keep up the good work Yoraikun

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  16. madmann135 says:

    Psychological warfare Naofumi is on deck.
    Naofumi’s words cut deeper than any blade or magic Naofumi can use. Naofumi is talking Tact to death and it is rather amusing.

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  17. whome says:

    Oooh, killed the childhood friend! Time for holy vengeance!

    Thanks for the chapter!

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    • odyssey says:

      nope, if you have the “balls” to use a sneak attack on an army engaged against a strong enemy because you listen to Witch than you best have the resolve to face loses yourself. Beside you brought your friend along to such a battlefield did you not stop and thing that the people you strike down are not friends and lovers of other people. If Tact survives this maybe he will learn some compassion, right now all I see is a perverse lust.

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    • CrossOmega says:

      They killed atlas and nearly wiped out the entire army at honou… honestly does tact have the right to complain about killing a childhood friend?

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  18. Mark says:

    Yay good bye to the childhood friend trope! As one particular person in an anime once said… “If you plan to hurt someone, prepared to be hurt. If you plan to kill, prepared to be killed.” If I recalled Emperor Lelouch’s words right hahahahahahahaha

    Thanks for the translation Yoraikun!

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  19. GaintU says:

    Pls Naofumi-sama , pls go out the way with them ! (ᕗ ಠ益ರೃ)ᕗ ┬━┬

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  20. Dear Yoracchi! when you finish translating TnY…. can you please pick “Second Life”? it’s just a beg from a poor soul who can’t understand japanese :c

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  21. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the translation!

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  22. RuRo-dono says:

    Haaaaa~.

    IDK, why I am not happy. I understand more or less, why has Naofumi changed and all, and why he is approx. 10 times as powerful as he was when he first met Tact…
    But that just doesn’t feel right! Naofumi being cold and collected makes me want to say: “who are you, and where is my Naofumi”

    Don’t get me wrong, I really like how he is OP. But I think his power blew his head a bit… I mean, you should understand, that the longer you play with Tact, the more likely it is that people will suffer. People from shield village that is.

    P.S. Unless! Unless it is a part of their plan and he is stalling for time on purpose, but I can’t see, why would he do that, since he can finish him easily. Oh, well.
    P.P.S. Thank you for your work, Yoraikun.

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    • madmann135 says:

      I do not think Naofumi is OP at the moment, I think he is just about right.
      Naofumi due to his lack of offensive ability fought defensively. He also fought with this head, making him a surprisingly good tactician. Naofumi learned spells, Alchemy, then he learned how to weave old spells into more powerful spells from OBSERVATION (He learned by observing Granny and her teachings, in other words he became stronger by observing the “Peerless Transformation” school of martial arts).

      Naofumi’s greatest offensive ability was never his attack strength but his mind. In reality Naofumi is not beating Tact with force but with psychological warfare and tactics. The first battle against Tact was for all intent and purposes a surprise attack. Now that Naofumi has had a chance to think up a battle strategy and have seen his enemies abilities, even with just the shield I think Naofumi would beat Tact.

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      • RuRo-dono says:

        … I never said, that I think him being strong is strange/bad/etc …

        What I said is that him being calm and not ripping Tact in pieces is strange. After all he IS that guy, who unlocked Rage series shield. So him being calm is very weird.

        I don’t think, that the author decided to make Naofumi be calm about Atlas’s and Granny’s deaths, so that means that there is some reason, why Naofumi is holding back.
        WHICH IS VERY MYSTERIOUS, INTERESTING AND I WANNA KNOW, WHAT DEVILISH PLANS DID NAOFUMI MAKE. Ufufufufufufufuufuuffufuuuufuufufuufufuuufufufuufuuuufuufu.

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        • Ninza says:

          Um u do know that if Naofumi would take even 1 hit from tact he will deeply injured right? That is why he need to stay calm to dodge/block/counter attack.

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        • RuRo-dono says:

          If he is having a hard time dodging, how does he have leisure to watch his comrades for a whole chapter?

          I think, he is dodging so close, to not waste efforts.

          In fact I was told right now, by my brother, that dodging an attack closely is very hard, much harder than dodging by jumping as far as possible. It is harder and basically means that dodging normally would be much easier, so the opponent is much weaker than you, but it saves energy, so you can fight longer. (Even though 1hit death is true)

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        • Troll says:

          Yes he in rage for revenge but he has already calm his mind from being able to talk with Sadina, Atlas in previous chapter

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        • RuRo-dono says:

          I am pretty sure feelings don’t have a switch. I am not against him dodging stuff, because he is focused and all…

          But do you think that one can stay calm even in his THOUGHTS, before the killer of his 2 friends. I don’t. IMHO, no matter, how much do you want to or think that it is the right way to do something, feelings are feelings exactly because they are very hard to consciously control.

          And also there is that thing, that I mentioned, about Nao stalling for time.

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  23. RuRo-dono says:

    Tact……….

    Sees mirrors fly from enemy past him.
    Dodges enemy attack.
    Attack hits you on the back.

    “How did you do that!????”

    END.

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  24. goblinrou says:

    “Not yet! I’m… not hurt at all. T-this is… but a scratch.” (Tact)
    “Ah, I see.” (Naofumi)

    Rise of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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  25. Melromark vs. Faubley (Melromark: Winning Team) says:

    This is…. Revengeeeeee!!!!!!

    -Maoufumi

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  26. Pyro says:

    Many thanks for the chapter good sir. Hope your exams go well.

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  27. Raruku says:

    ∧_∧_∧
    (*・ω・)ω<*)
    /⌒ づ⊂⌒ヽ

    INTERNET HUG!!!

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  28. Tempest says:

    So. Now we know what the hero would of been like growing up if God did not educate him on life.

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  29. willtellr says:

    Naofumi goes all OP sensei style on Tact

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  30. Vin says:

    The dumbass brought his harem to the battle and expected them to all be fine? Dumb as hell.

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  31. bobo? says:

    That was good payback for Naofumi

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  32. Elionora says:

    Oooo…. Maoufumi true nature’s COMES BAAAACK!! xD
    Thanks for the chapie~

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  33. Breadman says:

    Oh no, Eri! She….she.. was just a……person…nobody ..cared about!

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  34. Jonas Mariano says:

    This Naofumi ….. !!!!!

    Having memories of when he was only angry for everything !!!

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  35. chendu says:

    Thanks yorai_chii <3

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  36. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    Scratch one childhood friend 20 more to go. hehe the more the merrier. Save the witch for last.

    Thanks Yoraikun.

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  37. Mario says:

    NOOO, ERIS!!!….i mean, ERI!!
    Actually Witch looks more like Eris
    Apparently the maid was not the sister…
    The author REALLY like to play with the other author…or he/she really hate Mushoku Tensei…or Mushoku tensei´s author is a hardcore copy-cat…or Aneko Yusagi has an incredible prediction ability…hmmm, I think all four are correct.

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  38. ashwin1234tn says:

    Welp I guess there goes Tact’s harem member #1 ;D Thanks for the chapter!

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  39. Remik Rut says:

    Naofumi is a bit like DIO. He just overpower his enemy with style.

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  40. Kafka says:

    this is one of my favorite chapters.

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  41. cloudytama says:

    WoW…Naofumi so OP. If he asked to fight them alone, he can still win with the combination of mirror and that blast magic. He only need to cast a huge mirror cage and cast ars blast inside. That would would hell inside for the enemy….xD

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  42. kiraxx says:

    lol
    naofumi become a true villain IMHO xD

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  43. LuizHLisboa says:

    thnx yorai and put more dio faces on moe characters pls

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  44. ggfbank says:

    Damn, I really want some fanfic that let Naofumi get some real attack power now. He is damn good.

    PS. RIP Eri, even though we hardly know ye, you seem like someone who just got mix in this mess.

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  45. shira says:

    Damn, not the Childhood Friend~!!!
    Childhood Friend is the one who take care of you, play with you, and will marry you in the future~!!!

    Damn this NTR…. we Osananajimi and Vanilla Team will not forgive you~~!!! (even if she enemy’s)

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  46. onemoretimepls says:

    ok, second victims of maoufumi who killed “on screen”

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  47. hehaaw says:

    “I really do feel like a villain right now.
    It feels quite nice.”

    doesnt he act like a “villain” all the time ? lol

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  48. maicena says:

    Well Eri is Lv 250++ right? Is that mean naoufumi lv up after killed her?

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