Chapter 332: A Kitsune has Seven Forms, and a Tanuki, Eight

Chapter 332: A Kitsune has Seven Forms, and a Tanuki, Eight

(TL: This is a Japanese saying that just says the Tanuki is more skilled in deception, but has less malicious intent)

“Hmm… now my anger is a little… no, it hasn’t cleared at all.” (Naofumi)

I kick the fallen Tact as I spit out these words.

“Exactly. I think we should just kill him already.” (Fohl)
“Don’t be that way. This man needs to face greater despair. For the crime of killing Atlas, the Queen, and my villagers, this isn’t nearly enough.” (Naofumi)
“… Understood, Aniki.”

Now then, I look around.
I wonder how Raphtalia and the others are faring.
First, Raphtalia is… before I can turn my eyes to her, lightning surges, and I turn my attention to that.

“Oy, wait. This onee-san isn’t satisfied at all, yet…” (Sadina)

Sadina is lifting up her enemy, who now looks like nothing but a grilled piece of fish, while she continues to discharge electricity.
When I remember what I did to Tact, I don’t think I’m in a place to say this, but I think she’s going a bit too far.
So Sadina was someone this vicious… No, perhaps she channeled my rage.

Her opponent is… dead already, right?
Death by electrocution doesn’t sound too nice.

“Naofumi-chan, this onee-san hasn’t rampaged enough yet.” (Sadina)
“You’ve done enough.” (Naofumi)
“When I’m in this form, it makes me feel mildly drunk. It’s not a bad feeling~” (Sadina)
“Just turn back already.” (Naofumi)
“Ara, he got mad at me.” (Sadina)

Sadina follows my orders and turns back to her Orca form.
Now then, to lecture her… no, I’ll leave that for another time.

“And wait, you still haven’t recovered?” (Naofumi)
“Oh my, Naofumi-chan saw the colors he dyed me.” (Sadina)
(TL: as in her brown form)

She makes an annoying embarrassed pose as she messes around, but her actions are no joke.

“She went and mistook me for a Luka, and I was still quite pissed off because of Atlas-chan and Naofumi-chan. That was quite refreshing.” (Sadina)

She says, as she points her harpoon at Tact and starts releasing electricity at him.
Her tone heavily implies that her stress is still built up. She’s definitely angry.
She’s the type that acts flippant when she’s really angry, I guess.
I mean… She is the oldest one in the village, and the one’s who’s like everyone’s older sister.
There’s no way she isn’t mad about Atlas.

“So after Fohl is Sadina, and…” (Naofumi)

Sadina points her harpoon at the remaining women, who were moving to do something.

“If you move around, you may become like this child, so stay still.” (Sadina)
“Hii!” (Women) (TL: Sound of fear)

After seeing the end of the one who challenged Sadina, it seems these women won’t make a move against her.
Tact’s wrung out like a wet rag, the Aotatsu women had her head blown off, and finally we have electrocution.
Honestly, I don’t think I would make a move if I was in their position.


Hmm? I hear Ren and Gaelion’s voices shouting out.
When I looked up, I saw the moment when the giant body of the Dragon Empress colliding with the fortress.
Gaelion had his mouth clamped on the giant’s throat, and Ren had his sword on her core.
A large tremor radiates from the building.


Gaelion cries out in a muffled voice.

“Don’t screw with me! Give you my Dragon Emperor Core!? A minor fragment like you, who needed a hero’s assistance to challenge me shouldn’t get so high and mighty!”

When it looks like the dragon is going to act up again, Ren applies force to his sword, and she roars.
The end is clear.

“Even if I perish, you shall not obtain it!”
“… Gyau.”

She flipped a switch. That one is the Adult Gaelion.
Likely, they had switched places numerous times in battle as they assisted Ren.
And this is the time when he offers his words of parting to his fellow fragment.
An ominous sound rings through the air.


It was the sound of Gaelion piercing through the empress’s throat.
The giant body convulses and stops moving. Ren lifts his sword and skillfully uses the blocks of the fortress wall to climb up it.

“Is it over?” (Ren)
“For argument’s sake.” (Naofumi)

I place my foot on Tact as I declare this.
What is Gaelion doing?

He appears to be in the middle of a meal.
Blood is gushing out like a fountain, and Gaelion digs around the inside of the Dragon Empress’s body.
I’ve seen Firo feast on wild monsters before, but this scene is much more grotesque.

Ren covers his mouth with his hand as he witnesses the scene.
He’s definitely stomaching his urge to throw up.

“W-what is… he doing?” (Ren)
“The enemy dragon spoke of minor fragments and Dragon Emperor Fragments, right?” (Naofumi)
“Yeah.” (Ren)
“The entity called the Dragon Emperor was split into thousands of Fragments, and their parts compete to complete the whole. Something about collecting past memories…” (Naofumi)
“I don’t really get it, but pretty much, Gaelion has a fragment, and he’s claiming one from that Giant Dragon?” (Ren)
“Apparently. And since the opponent didn’t submit, he killed her and is manually trying to take it.” (Naofumi)

The fragments were supposed to gather when the world was in peril. I thought that Gaelion didn’t seem to have the instinct to collect them all, but he went and hunted Tact’s Dragon.
Gaelion greedily gnaws on the Enemy Dragon’s heart.
I’ll bet the fragment is kept somewhere around there.

“He’ll likely gain the knowledge of how to breach level 100. If all goes well, Gaelion’ll be able to bestow that power too.” (Naofumi)
“I see! So we’ll be able to make the villagers and the people of the country stronger!” (Ren)
“It’s only a possibility.” (Naofumi)

But considering that, I can’t really kill Tact yet.
If I don’t get the knowledge of how to breach 100 from him, the future looks grim.
Looking at the air, Firo is still fighting the enemy Gryphon.

“You’re quite… skillful.”
“Firo won’t lose!” (Firo)

But I can tell at a glance who has the better prospects of victory.
Firo’s movements are sharper.
The Gryphon’s already taken hits here and there, and she’s on the verge of collapse.
The end will eventually come.

I should really get to Raphtalia already.
I concentrate my attention on her battle.
Raphtalia and Raph-chan continue their illusionary battle with the Kitsune woman.

“You’re good for a Raccoon. I remember… the Raccoon who sealed me carried a scent like yours!”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, nor do I have any interest.” (Raphtalia)

It really is a battle of delusion.
Fire rains, and water wells up. The surrounding landscape is warping.
Was Raphtalia that great of a mage?
Or is this just an illusion?

Raphtalia’s ability to see through illusions is high.
I bet that’s why she can keep up with that Kitsune’s blows.
Affinity is important.
It’s good that Tact didn’t cooperate with that woman.

If I were to challenge her without the Cane, it would probably be impossible.
Well, if that were the case, I would need Raphtalia’s help to dispel her illusions.

“Rafu~” (Raph-chan)
“Hmm, duplication magic, is it? Do you truly think I am unable to see through it?”

Raph-chan changes to a form identical to Raphtalia and stands next to her.
Oy… she didn’t notice?
Ah, I see. This was what Raphtalia was training for.
If that’s the case, this might prove to be an effective weapon.
Though, I feel this is a bit too light for a decisive blow.

“Raphtalia! Catch!” (Naofumi)

I throw the Houou Sword at Raphtalia.


But Raph-chan jumps up high and catches the sword I threw.
Eh? Raph-chan’s taking it?
And wait, there’s a problem more important than that. Can Raph-chan even use weapons?

“So that one’s the real one!”

Raph-chan uses the sword to deflect a blow aimed at him.
Ah, so that was his intention when he intercepted it.
Despite his cute appearance, he has a surprisingly good head on his shoulders.

“Hahaha, Raccoon wench. To think you thought an illusion of this level would -gufu!?”

The real Raphtalia stabs the smiling Kitsune woman in the back.
She really was deceived.
It seems Raphtalia was more skillful.

“Unfortunately, you were wrong.” (Raphtalia)
“Rafu~.” (Raph-chan)
“Impossible… an illusion with physical substance!? Even its scent is the same!”
“I have no reason to tell you the truth of the matter. Isn’t it a battle of deception? Anyways… what did you think this child was supposed to be?” (Raphtalia)
“Raccoon wench… so it wasn’t you who used an illusion to breach the Dragon Emperor and the Gryphon’s sanctuary…”

So Tact’s side thought it was Raphtalia who used the sanctuary.
Even their most skilled illusionist was deceived, so I guess they thought Raph-chan was merely a part of her.
In truth, he was created with her genes, so even his scent is the same.
His voice and feel are different, though. I’ll investigate it later.

“Unfortunately, no.” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia pulls out her sword, and starts a coordinated attack with Raph-chan.
Right, this attack was the one that Trash proposed.
Using one of them as bait, and making an opening for the other. And Raphtalia, and Raph-chan…

“Here we go! Make sure to keep up with me!” (Raphtalia)
“Rafu~!” (Raph-chan)

Raphtalia starts unleashing sword strikes at a high speed.

“Na-…  gu-… u…”

Slash, thrust, rest, Karma Blade, kick, First Stroke, Second Stroke, Third Stroke, followed by a stream of Hengen Musou sword skills.
And Raph-chan imitates that as if a mirror was placed on the other side of the Kitsune’s body.
This brings to mind a famous attack from a fighting game.I believe it was the attack of a Demon of Dreams.
The combo ended with them lifting their swords together, turning their backs to the Kitsune, and swinging downward to wipe off the blood.

「Illusion Mirror」!

Raph-chan returns to his Tanuki form.

“I have… yet to… fall.”

Though she should have collapsed, the Kitsune woman stands while covered in blood.
No matter how you look at it, it’s her loss… the woman’s form gradually begins to change.
… As if her transformation had been dispelled, her shape becomes that of a giant fox.

Is this the time for me to offer assistance?
When I took a step in their direction…

“Not… yet.”

Tact’s consciousness returns, and he suddenly stands up.

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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134 Responses to Chapter 332: A Kitsune has Seven Forms, and a Tanuki, Eight

  1. cerverus3 says:

    Thanks for the chapter 😄


  2. hugh jazz says:

    the return of yoraikun!!!


  3. sliding touch says:

    2nd tact is stubborn


  4. madmann135 says:

    I am glad to see that your finals have finished and that you have returned to translating this series.

    Demon of dreams = Succubus, that makes the refrence to Morrigan’s Darkness Illusion. Imagining Raphtalia pulling that off is my highlight of the chapter.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Jerails says:

      Even better that she called it Illusion Mirror, just in case the homage wasn’t clear that Naofumi was referencing Darkness Illusion!


    • bladenight23 says:

      I don’t think his finals are finished. He said that it would take 2 weeks and he would spread out 6 chapters in that time.


  5. Havoc Prime says:

    Hazaah for the return of Yoraikun. Naofumi and the crew went ham… No holds barred beatdown.


  6. Remik Rut says:

    Nice comeback!


  7. Legolaz says:

    I know maybe i am being weird and that´s why i change my name this time, but Yoraikun is not commenting like at all. Is that normal? Maybe he is doing something, it is not important, hahaha.


    • Jerails says:

      He probably just finished all of his finals, and might need time to fully recover his energy. That he was able to get up a chapter so soon after the two week break to focus on finals is pretty impressive.


  8. somme people really didnt know when to die


  9. Brandon Heat says:

    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me 8 times!! Shame on Rafuu~!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Tama says:

    Yoraikun no Nariagari XD welcome back Yoraikun!


  11. whome says:

    Welcome back, Yoraikun! Hope you did well on your finals! And, thanks for the chapter!


  12. Ninza says:

    Lol Raphtalia + Raph is ultimate deception/ illusion…too OP,making Sadina mad —>burned Welcome back and thank for the chapter Yoraikun!!!.


  13. Peter says:

    Thank you for the chapter.


  14. vilager A says:

    Welcome back Yoraikun!


  15. anon21 says:



  16. nifleims says:

    thanks and welcome back :D


  17. Mark remedios says:

    It’s the triumphant return of the King of translations :)


  18. Anon says:

    Finaly I can use F5 again
    Thank You Yoraikun~


  19. taykahken says:

    Thanks for the awesome chapter!

    Anyways for those who want something nice to read, you can try this out:

    Currently there are 3 chapters out already!


  20. Mark says:

    Thank you for the chapter! Hope you’re doing well with the tests.
    That said… I wanna marry Sadina! Her viciousness toward the enemy is so… beautiful!


  21. Mario says:

    Now my favorite part…theories. Wahaha,This one is going to be my third master piece. I am going to put % for how sure i am and i am going to be as short as possible:
    Witch = hero first generation (100%) Naofumi=hero first generation (100%) Naofumi=Keiichi (real first name) (40%) – Witch had a Wish from the spirits to return to her world and other 3 wishes (100%) – Naofumi had the wish to travel between worlds (100%) – Naofumi create a game to save the other world because that world is doomed (100%) – The first Naofumi use the players to save the world using some kind of avatars “like in a game” the players are not actually there, but they are helping…somehow (100%) – By the way those avatars were those Demi-Humans who appeared out of no where, sometime later they obtained independence and became people…for the insident in the Virtual Reality i guess (70%) – Witch feels like she made a bad decision and wanted to return or all was part of her plan since the beggining (100%) – Witch started something in the game and Naofumi does not know, specifically on Faubley (100%) – With that thing she want (and is going to) to reborn in that world, but she need to wait (100%) – She force various players to protect that device in the event of the turtle(100%) – Motoyasu annoyed Witch and she kill him inderectly (30%) – Various parts of that world were destroyed, like Melromark (100%) – Naofumi vs Witch because of this, but witch with her wishes won…Naofumi could not stop the device (80%) – Naofumi created Virtual Reality (100%) and he planed to restart the game because “to much part of the world was destroyed” (80%) – Witch was afraid of losing her rencarnation device for the restart of the game and she created a commotion (she tried to kill all the players), but Naofumi prevented (100%) – Ren died because of Witch (100%) – By the way apparently Ren had a childhood friend who, i need you to follow me in this, can only be divided in two options: The childhood friend of Ren is or the “daughter of Naofumi” or “Raphtalia” (100% is one or the other), but that´s not all!! Ren has his own two options. When he died Trash appeared in the other world, meaning…Trash is or the Avatar of Ren or the Rencarnation of Ren…i already hate Ren, so i guess i do not like him even more now. (100%) Another surprise, the Avatar or Rencarnation of Ren (Trash) appeared 13 years after the King of Faubley (The pig) and who is this King (Avatar or Rencarnation)? Exactly: Motoyasu (100%)…wait i have more, actually thanks to this make more sense Avatar than Rencarnation, Lucia was Raphtalia or the daughter of Naofumi…because she was playing with Ren the avatar appeared with him like his sister even if were not brothers in reality…after that she meet Demi-human Naofumi (who is an avatar ot rencarnation too) and before his death Naofumi create the Avatar or Rencarnation of Lucia (or Alucia) and created Atlas (100%), later Witch somehow learned how to do that and she created 3 individuals Motoyasu who was the King Pig, Ren who was Trash and who you think?, exactly: Itsuki is in reality “Tact” (100%)…
    Tecnically speaking if Pig, Trash and Tact appeared in Fabley the normal is to say they were a rencarnation and Motoyasu, Ren and Itsuki the Avatars, but Lucia´s case confuse me…
    Other thing that confuse me right now is Raphtalia, is she really a fake or daughter of the wife of Naofumi or they are the same and later they are going to join together again?…that was the place of Atlas?…those heroes will need to join to their other parts to make a stable time-space?, Right now i do not know, but give me time…deductions are awesome.

    Profiles, Quotes, pages i have everything if you want.


    • Mark says:

      . . . the hell you just spouted? I couldn’t read past 2 lines without getting a headache…


      • Mario says:

        Yeah, it´s not for all Mark is not for all… wait for my analisis if you want is shorter, but i think this one is more interesting.


    • Leightjim says:

      If those routes are true, then Noafumi must have a previous life before he became the shield hero. Was he the Bio-Father of Raphitalia or was he someone else?

      But if what you say about Pig, Trash, and Tact being true, then would that mean that Itsuki killed Motoyasu in the end?

      And finally, Witch, with her constant torment on Noafumi, is she the wave?


      • Mario says:

        Well, i only read the same as you, but yeah, i guess Itsuki won over Motoyasu…i do not know who is worst person thought…well, witch is not literally the wave, but she is manipulating all the world and basically she want to be the best hero…i guess she was the worst of the first generation.


        • Leightjim says:

          All the more reason to put her out of her misery. Forget the sex act, a nice beheading and a heart ripping will do.


    • green token says:

      Ok, sent me one.

      To make things clear, this is a pure deduction of the story based on all the clues that have been translated to English so far, right?


      • Mario says:

        …Yeah, is a deduction…if you want a detailed deduction is going to be large, so large that is not going to be a joke (i am going to try an make it funny thought)…give me time to write all.


    • Mario says:

      Well, analysis is actually pretty simple:
      Witch =Hero, Players = Avatars/Demi-humans, Naoufumi = Demi-human, Ren =Trash and Fohl, Motoyasu = pig king, Itsuki = Tact, Lucia = Raphtalia or Daughter of Naofumi/Childhood friend of Ren = Atlas. All because of Witch and some kind of Rencarnation machine on Fabley… the part of Atlas is for Naofumi thought.
      i think that´s all, this part is not that fun.


  22. nopeandnope says:

    What a nice day. We have 3 updated in 24 hours, 2 for wn and 1 for the manga


  23. Jinguuji says:

    Hi, wanted to ask that after finishing with the main story, will you also be translating the Spear Hero’s side story?


  24. Leightjim says:

    So, the moron still has some juice left… Good, now, who else is on the rage list of this round? Tact better be last and those warrior women are going to be nuked.


  25. roger says:

    Thanks for the chapter!


  26. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the chapter. I hope your exam results are good.


  27. Dipta says:

    Welcome Back yorai-dono!! Wish u did well with your exams !!
    Thanks for the chapter… Nice One


  28. shadymagician says:

    that was some light revenge this story has that real revenge Suterurareta Yuusha no Eiyuutan


  29. metable says:

    Welcome back!
    And thanks for the chapter!


  30. Anon says:

    The attack of a Demon of Dreams
    Anyone know what game it is?


  31. cloudytama says:

    Hooraaayyy…Yorai-kun is back. I really miss you…
    To be more exact, your translation…xD

    No, that’s joking. But, really, I miss both you and your translation. To me, you’re the best translator I’ve ever met….xD

    Anyway, you hit the best score you can get in your exam….


  32. Santa says:

    The hell is Naofumi doing?
    The second his buff expires he is fucked…

    thanks for the tl ~


  33. k says:

    thank for the update


  34. green token says:

    Welcome back Yoraikun!


  35. Tee says:

    This is so brutal…..and GREAT! Can’t stop grinning creepily from ear to ear….ohmigosh I really should read this alone

    I truly can’t express my love enough for you and Kookie, though. Thank you very much, Yoraikun and Kookie!


  36. negi springfield says:

    Ahh…finally, yorai is back


  37. Uhl says:

    Yay! Awesome chapter. And Tact. You have no tact. You should have just stayed down. Getting back up is just and invitation for another beat down.


  38. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    What’s the grading system used in ur school? 100% or with decimals? Either way praying for ur success Yoraikun.

    Give the remaining women to me i will become the Pig King harharhar..*brings out ropes and lighted candles*


  39. Derpreader says:

    Excuse me for the language but HAHAHAH FUCK YOU YOU LITTLE PIECE OF SHIT HAHAHAHA Your so called high lvl was obsolete ahahahahaha what a genius alright ahahaha stupid cunts hahaha


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  41. ambi says:

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun!


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