Chapter 333: The Hero of the Shield Commands

What a calming number. My school ends next week, so perhaps translation speed will pick up then… or not.

Chapter 333: The Hero of the Shield Commands

“I… haven’t lost yet!” (Tact)

Tact staggers to his feet as he directs his hostility towards us.
The black miasma begins to fill the area.
Is he going to use a Curse Series?
Well, I did kill his women out of revenge.
It’s not strange for him to awaken a curse or two.

“I’ll never forgive… you all! Eri, Nellisen, Shatte, Reldia, you killed them all! I, the strongest Hero… will definitely kill you!” (Tact)

Tact turns his eyes to Ren.
It appears that he believes that he will have a chance if he steals the Legendary Sword.
How nice.

For him to be able to stand after all of our beatings, is it the power of the Seven Stars?
No, it may be one of those main character powers like will-power or determination.
That’s splendid and all, but it would be nice if he were to give up soon.
I hope he realizes that he won’t be able to beat us no matter how hard he struggles.

“You’ll still fight? Self-proclaimed hero, who couldn’t even beat a civilian like me, your life is already at its end.” (Naofumi)
“Cut the crap! I am… still standing! As long as I have these legendary weapons… if I don’t have enough power, I simply have to steal it!” (Tact)
“Tact! Don’t lose!”

The women get lively as they start cheering for Tact.
If Tact truly had the power of Narrative Causality on his side, I bet we would be at a disadvantage.
Some miracle would happen, and he would awaken to some new power or something.

“I see, I see. So the fact that you’re a legendary hero is embedded this deep in your psyche.” (Naofumi)

This is also just as planned.
And that’s why I’ll… steal away his last hope.

“Unfortunately, the current you won’t be able to beat Ren.” (Naofumi)
“I won’t know if I don’t try!” (Tact)

Tact takes out the Claw and prepares to release a Vanzin Claw at him.

“Just understand it already. The Seven Stars can’t beat the Four Legendary. And Ren won’t… no, I won’t let you.” (Naofumi)

I put my hand on the area where my shield once hung, and concentrate.

「… I, who has understood the origin of power, a simple civilian and an average Hero, the Hero of the Shield commands.」

Just like how the body needs a soul to complete itself…
Just like how a Legendary Weapon needs a Hero…
We’re bound by a single thread. I search for the point that connects me.

To counter this separation, that was supposed to be impossible, I need to form a stronger bond.
The body was made for the soul, and the soul was forged for the body.

「Let the truth be unraveled once more. My Shield is…」

Tact’s weapon flashes, and a single light flies from his hand to mine.
A strong light fills the area and blinds everyone present.
And in my field of vision, the nostalgic Shield Icon manifests.

“Wha- Impossible!”

Before using Vanzin, Tact turns to me.
And I prepare to take his attack head-on.

“Hmph!”

Using my Shield, I repel and nullify his signature move.
Now that our lost bond has been strengthened, this attack is nothing to me.
My status has returned to that of when I had the Shield before… no, it’s risen several levels.
Though my attack power is the same as always.

“What’s wrong? Is your theft ability not working?” (Naofumi)
“Impossible! How absurd! How were you able to take back the Shield!?” (Tact)
“I said it, didn’t I? You have no way of beating me. You’re already in checkmate.” (Naofumi)

Having seen a scene he had never expected to see in his life, Tact opens and closes his mouth again and again.
But, even so… he still has the will to fight.

“I can’t help it. I just want so see your face colored by despair, time and time again.” (Naofumi)
“Aniki, you’re making the face of a complete villain again.” (Fohl)
“Naofumi sure seems used to this.” (Ren)
“But that’s where Naofumi-chan’s charm lies.” (Sadina)

On Sadina’s words, Ren and Fohl avert their gaze.
Yes, I can understand their feelings.
Though it seems that everyone has accepted that I look like a villain.

“Really? I think Aniki should be a bit more…” (Fohl)
“I think you’re wrong. I think it’s how he’s good at looking after others.” (Ren)
“Ara? Onee-san likes this Naofumi-chan too~♥” (Sadina)

The peanut gallery should shut up.
I don’t care what you find good about me.

“Now then, your final hope… let me steal it from you.” (Naofumi)

I put my hand on my Shield, and use the trump card Atlas and the Spirit of the Shield showed me.
In truth, if I had used this from the battle’s onset, the fight would already be over.
The events up until now have been but light entertainment.
Had I used it, we wouldn’t even have had to fight.

「The Hero of the Shield commands. My brethren, heed my words. Undo the foolish restraints that bind you, and awaken.」

The Claw in Tact’s hand gives off a soft light.
After confirming that, I continue.

「-Strip him of the Qualifications to command you」!

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven.
It’s not just the Claw. All of the weapons in his body begin to glow.

“W-what!? What’s happening!? Gu… my power is flowing out!” (Tact)

Tact can’t hide his shock from the abnormality of the situation.
In the first place, it’s wrong for a single person to assert his control over a large number of legendary weapons.
The Four and the Seven weren’t made to work like that from the beginning.

「Find wielders worthy of thine own glory」!

The seven lights from Tact… flow out, rise high into the sky, and start falling to the earth.
It’s like those wish-granting balls in a popular manga.

Oh? There’s a light flying in this direction.
Oh right, Fohl was the Hero selected by the Gauntlet, so that’s natural.
… Wait? There’s two too many.

“Eh? Ah, kya!”
“Wah? What is it?”

Light rains down on Raphtalia and Firo.

“This is… a Hammer?” (Raphtalia)
“What’s this? Claws~?” (Firo)

Yes. It seems that Raphtalia and Firo were selected by those I called my brethren.
Their names vanish from the list of slaves and monsters under my control.

“W-what foolishness is this!? To steal a weapon from Tact!? Return it at once!” (Kitsune Woman)
“Who would return such a thing!?” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia lifts the large hammer up high and swings it downwards at the Kitsune Woman, who took up the form of a nine-tailed fox.

“Let’s see… 「Thor Hammer」!” (Raphtalia)

The second Raphtalia’s hammer hits the nine-tails, lightning strikes down.

“GYAAAAAAAAAH!”

Along with the Kitsune woman’s scream, I heard a splattering sound.

“Uwah…”

It appears that Raphtalia has smashed that woman’s head.

“Rafu~.”

Raph-chan, who had been covering his ears from the monsterous sound, made a pose of victory.
I believe the other end happened at the same time.

“Die! Filo Rial Queen Candidate!”
“Whoah.” (Firo)

Firo suddenly… deployed something?
It only appeared for an instant, but isn’t that the Wall that Atlas and I use?
Why is she able to use it?
No, well, Firo did train with us quite often, so…

“Eh? Ah?”

The gryphon crashes head-first into the wall.
Firo doesn’t let the chance go. She puts her foot on the Gryphon’s neck and…

「Erste Claw」?

An ominous sound echoes through the air.
And just like that, the Gryphon crashes to the ground.
Firo flaps her wings a few times and lands.
Over her feet are the Seven Star Claws.

“These are really light! Firo accidentally overdid it!” (Firo)
“Turna! Ashiel! You… even took the Seven Stars from me!? What the hell is happening!?” (Tact)

Tact is trembling with fear, but I don’t feel any pity in myself for him.

“From the start, we were merely playing around with you. Did you think that you were all that, you small fry?” (Naofumi)
“Go to hell!” (Tact)

Even so, without accepting reality, Tact was already moving to punch me.
A loud sound rings out as his hand collides with my face.
But I don’t feel anything.

“Uu… ah… ah.” (Tact)
“With this, you aren’t a Hero, or anything more. Just try and turn around this situation.” (Naofumi)

Having lost his Hero Status, we can execute Tact without having any negative influence on the world.
Of course, quite a few problems will pop up because of the Heroes he’s killed himself…

“You get it? This it the difference between a real Hero, and a wannabe. You contented yourself with your transient power, but now your age is over. Your crime of playing with the world, make up for it with your body!” (Naofumi)
「Shield Prison! → Change Shield (Attack)」

A cage made of Shields surrounds Tact, and through my Change Shield, they all become Shields furnished with spikes.
I’m holding back to an extent where it won’t kill him, so there are no problems.

I really do want to kill him now, but there’s a reason I can’t.
At the very least, as long as the possibility exists that he’s a reincarnated individual, I can’t kill him so easily.
I need to know what god or demon is backing this bastard.

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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237 Responses to Chapter 333: The Hero of the Shield Commands

  1. thedefend says:

    RAFUUU

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  2. Lifariz says:

    Suddenly 333

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  3. FatChinee says:

    Ty

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  4. iamsleepless says:

    thanks

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  5. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter!

    「Fine wielders worthy of thine own glory」!
    Fine -> Find

    Before he can use Vanzin, Tact turns to me.
    Stupid question, what’s Vanzin? The weapon stealing skill?

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  6. mercswar says:

    Welcome back :) hope your tests went well, thanks for your hard work and another chapter :)

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  7. canaria23 says:

    canaria says tnx

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  8. aperost says:

    Lol at Narrative Causality.

    Also, ty Yoraikun~

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  9. gguk says:

    yay naofumichaan sadina is quite m yanno

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  10. Hell Satan says:

    Nice glad to have you back.

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  11. Shiro says:

    So Raphtalia and Firo lost the slave correction bonus? Gained legendary weapons…. and became stronger?

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    • Tomi says:

      There are stat bonus in the weapon and because 7 star weapon is build to balance the 4 legendary weapons, the 7 star weapon release all negative stat from the legendary weapon hero

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      • Felipe says:

        Tomi, what are you talking about? raphtalia and firo lost their slave status because heros can’t be a slaves, otherwhise why do you think they didin’t used the slave mark on ren and itsuki?

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    • Felipe says:

      they lost just the slave shield bonus, naofumi still have the comrades shield series, philo rial shield series and demi human shield series

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    • vdidir says:

      A Hero is stronger than a simple follower, and the difference become more obvious with the level… and they are near Lv100 (but now, they can go above 100).

      By the way, they hadn’t the slave bonus anymore since Naofumi lost his shield, so they didn’t really lost it (well, they gained it when Naofume took his shield back, and lost it again a fex second after…)

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  12. cerverus3 says:

    Ty yoraikun for the chapter did u finish our exams

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  13. Krad dark says:

    Thanks for the update

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  14. Verge says:

    Tact is an apostle of Hitogami

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  15. Pyro says:

    Many thanks good sir.

    So how did the exam hell go?

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  16. [R.E.A.D.E.R] says:

    thanks yorai, and also when will you fix your banner?

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  17. Freezedboy says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  18. errojust says:

    hoho. thankz yorai

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  19. yu3kino says:

    Is witch still there or she already escape? she seem like a cockroach so she might stay alive somehow

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  20. DarknessWolf says:

    Thanks. :)

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  21. Dark Hollow says:

    So… what happened to bitch?

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  22. GonZ555 says:

    Thank you yoraikun :)
    since it’s chapter 333 naofumi went to half-demon king mode?

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  23. wizard172 says:

    yoraikun
    thx

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  24. Unknown says:

    Thanks for the chapter. I like the translated name in Baka-Tsuki a bit more since it sound better.

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  25. gohanish says:

    thanks a lot for the chapter

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  26. I weep on this day. The day Raphtalia became a hammer brute. :(

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  27. raiden143 says:

    this chapter got me thinking, who would win in a royal rumble?
    Naofumi (tate no yuusha)
    Rudeus (mushoku tensei)
    Hajime (arifureta)
    Hiiro (konjiki word master)
    Special guest: Weed (Legendary moonlight sculptor)

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    • Arkon says:

      IET’s power creeping MCs

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      • Hoeru says:

        By the end of their respective stories, IET characters are beyond cheats. Its not even fair to add them. From your list though, they would win in the order you placed them.

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        • raiden143 says:

          really? naufumi will be top dog? maybe he could probably spam reflect on them especially rudeous or hajime.

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        • nipi says:

          Nah! Weed would win. Not because hes powerful, but because “the world” rigs itself to allow him to win.

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    • Yabaibunni says:

      Weed if he could use his army and had a few sculptors to do disaster sculpting.

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      • kekkojoker90 says:

        He is only powerful in a game when the other are reincarnated, so weed will lose in 2 second xd

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        • raiden143 says:

          okay lets say that he was suddenly transported toanother world. not his human body but the game character, like in the new world LN

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        • Yabaibunni says:

          You weren’t specific when you said who would ‘win’. You said weed, so I assume you’re talking about his in-game character.

          From what I can see it, Weed could win if he used his sure kill move, Disaster Sculpting. Although, this depends if he can run away in time so he doesn’t get caught up in it. But either way, it can go to close combat and far conbat, which would knock Hiiro(with his little defense) Hajime ,(Who relies on his gun, bombs, and ruthless tactics) Rudeus(Who takes to much time to think of a plan and most likely won’t see Weed’s attack before it actually happens.)

          Now for Naofumi, Weed has moonlight sculpting, which if I do remember correctly, can neglect any defense and does have a good amount of atk damage. So if Weed was able to get close and surround Naofumi with his Army, he would be able to do a good amount of damage.

          So all in all, if it was Weed we’re talking about he would almost certainty win. However, if it was Lee Hyun, then he doesn’t stand a chance. Next time be more specific!

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    • LeinadDan says:

      Either Hiiro(because of word magic) or Hajime(because of overpowered stats) is my bet…

      Justifications (CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG)

      Naofumi cant attack other than returning them using Collect and the Curse Series’ rebound is too much causing him to be unable to continue fighting after using it. Hengen Musou might be a good chance, but I dont think he will be able to touch Hiiro nor Hajime in close combat.

      Rudeus hesitates too much and thinks too much, so he pretty much cant fight when he has no info on the enemy. Rudeus’ fighting style revolves on making countermeasures for each and every ability his enemy has.

      Weed’s specialty is in his patience to every little thing it needs to defeat an enemy and luck. If it was an quick match where its almost impossible to do any preparation, I think Weed would have a hard time trying to win. And the biggest reason, Weed may be strong in game and real life, but thats only when compared to normal humans. The other contenders are NOT normal humans. They all have magic or legendary weapons, while Weed has only his body to rely on.

      Well, thats pretty much how I think would happen. Rudeus has a good chance because he pretty much can use Emperor Class Magic, but is ulitmately thinking too much or hesitates too much that he is pretty much useless. Naofumi is expert in defending but is pretty much useless in offensive because of the shield. and Weed is a normal strong human, no magic, no legendary weapon, just plain strong stubborn stingy Weed.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        I don’t think that Naofumi will win, but I don’t think he can be beaten

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        • LeinadDan says:

          yeah, Naofumi is pretty much invincible when it comes to defending xDD specially when he started incorporating SP ang Megen Musou in his defending style

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        • Hoeru says:

          Also, everyone seems to forget iron maiden and blutopfer. The latter being virtually unavoidable and. It’s not just defending/reflecting. And now we now he chooses to defend instead of avoid because he is supposed to be a ‘shield’.

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        • ✧_✧ says:

          Nope, blutopher (all curse skills) were proven easily avoidable by Female Knight against Ren. Naofumi even made a note there to never carelessly use Blutopher.

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        • Yabaibunni says:

          You’re forgetting, if we’re talking Weed, as in his in game character, he can neglect his defense with his moonlight sculpting attack. So if Weed was determine and thought out a good plan, I’m almost certain Naofumi would fall.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          But as Naofumi’s world isn’t a game, he grasp an understanding of tangible concepts. Naofumi knows how to defend against defense ignoring abilities by theory.

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        • Yabaibunni says:

          It sounds like it depends on what setting the fight will take place then. I adore Naofumi and all, but I still believe Weed would be able to at least knock him down or drop his HP considerably…Well these stories weren’t made for a cross over, so something is bound to be different or the same if they did happen to fight.

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    • vdidir says:

      Naofumi, hero of the cook, will defeat Hiiro’s will with cook.

      I don’t know the other ones, so I can’t say^^

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  28. Suddenly the revival of Yoraikun!

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  29. Hairy Ferengi says:

    「Fine wielders worthy of thine own glory」!
    *find ??

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  30. ShiroXx says:

    thanks for the chapter owo

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  31. ShiroXx says:

    hmm yoraikun can u please tell me what font do u use owo

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  32. tingtingking says:

    So even the wipe is not belong to Tact himself?

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    • tingtingking says:

      Also I feel it is odd which hammer choose Raphtalia…
      Aren’t her never use a hammer as weapon? And Raphtalia fighting style seems used to speed and illusion type, but hammer seems to be a power base weapon

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      • Tama says:

        the 7 star hammer just choose her cz it likes her :v and it’s fit her image when she got angry or jealous *imagine *w*

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      • aristo999999999 says:

        Probably that is why she is given War hammer. In European late medieval age, war hammer becomes more popular, as the European swords/axes can’t penetrate European surface hardened armor/helmet at that point or can stuck in the armor if pierced. While hammer can deliver full impact force to both plate armor and chain mail without being stuck.

        Thinking about it, say if you need to deal damage to Naofumi, it might be better using impact weapon rather than sharp weapon :D .

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  33. cloudmcleod says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  34. kaddyag says:

    Both the Shield Hero and Yoraikun have returned!!!!!

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  35. Mario says:

    It´s good to see you Yoraikun.
    Naofumi knows everything, so awesome, the god thing is not an easy deduction. It´s a High level deduction an he say it so easily…then he knows about Itsuki being Tact? and Trash being Fohl and Ren?, how much did he know?, incredible and in just half a year or a litlle more and with all that happening to him, awesome, i really love this story.

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  36. DNAnime says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  37. Raximus says:

    Thank you!!!!!

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  38. Brandon Heat says:

    Dragon Ball is real!! (lol)

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  39. KaidenFury says:

    Keep up the good work!

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  40. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  41. DragonEmperorCore says:

    45 chapter to go
    Thanks yourai-sama

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  42. Mr.Man says:

    the hero of the shield commands……

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  43. Spike says:

    Thank you again Yoraikun!

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  44. Normaldude says:

    THANK YOU! You are the shining beacon of hope!!

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  45. WHOOP WHOOP Like da sound of the chapters says:

    How imma crying right now after yorai-sama is back

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  46. vibhav says:

    Yay fast releases on their way once again. ..

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  47. elvin_0024 says:

    Thank you for this chapter…!!! Can’t wait for the next one….!!!

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  48. linnilalartyr says:

    ETEEEE~~~~~

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