Chapter 354: A Sky Dyed Crimson

Chapter 354: A Sky Dyed Crimson

“Ren, Motoyasu, Itsuki! Go all out!” (Naofumi)
“Sure! 「Phoenix Gale Sword X」!” (Ren)

Ren’s skill flies at the reincarnator’s barrier.
It takes the shape of a bird made out of the flames of hell.
But as it comes into contact with an invisible wall, the bird cries out as the flames die down. It was no use.

「Brionac X」!

Motoyasu releases Brionac, the skill that’s becoming his signature.
A spear of light shoots off from his own.
But as expected, the barrier intercepts it.

「Full Buster X」!

Itsuki changes his bow to a gun before activating an attack.
The Bow is quite a versatile category, and its repertoire even encompasses guns… I’m jealous.
The Skill: Full Buster… I’d like to think it’s a skill that fires off a thick beam from the muzzle of the gun.
The skills fired off by the four heroes merge, and try to destroy the barrier, but even so, the result is unfavorable…

These were all powerful skills, you know.
We’re using all of the strengthening methods of the Heroes and Vassals here, you know.


But even while the wall holds, the person invoking it has gone pale.
Is it hard to stand?

“Oh, I thought they were just pests, but it seems I can’t leave it to you alone!”
“Kya, how cool~!”

To help the one standing at the forefront of the wave, another holds his hand aloft and deploys another barrier.
And for some reason, the skills stray from their path.

“Ku… that was dangerous.”
“It seems their attacks are quite heavy.”

While their side looks a bit impatient, we are unable to destroy their defense.

“Why are you trying to expand the wave!?”
“That’s right. Are you ignorant of what will come to pass?”
“You can’t just listen to an enemy’s words so easily!”

Witch MKII interrupts us.
She’s ridiculously annoying. If our attacks could get through, she would be the first one to die.

“Be quiet. You, woman, shut up!”

I shout at Witch MKII.
By this woman’s behavior, there’s no doubt about it.

“You, do you know what exactly expanding the wave means?” (Naofumi)
“Of course. It means leading the world down the right path, though this is just something like a side expansion update.”
“Wrong! If you do this, then both your world and ours will become ones where not a single blade of grass can grow!” (Naofumi)
“There’s no way that’s true. The goddess granted me power and asked a favor of me. This is something necessary for the world.”

It’s no good. Just like with Tact, words aren’t enough.
There’s no need to hold back. To protect the world, we’ll have to dispose of them.
Anyways, we’ll have to continue our volley of attacks.

“Everyone, have at it!” (Naofumi)
「Heaven’s Judgement X」!
「Gungnir X」!
「Thor Hammer X」!
「Spiral Claw Ten」!
「Dragon of Ruin Inferno Fist X」!

All the heroes of the vassal weapons release their skills, and from the rear, support fire rains down.
Perhaps because the weapons were made to protect the world, their attacks have good synergy, and they combine to form a large stream of power.
A large explosion surrounds the enemy and drags them in.

“Gu… so you’re not all talk.”


Someone blows away the resultant smoke cloud with magic. Because we don’t have the time to wait for it to clear.
Cracks are spreading across the barrier.
At this rate, we’ll make it. I’ll have to do what I can too.

「Shield Prison」!

Oh? I succeeded in locking away just the one forming the barrier.
Is it because I can control where it manifests?

“I see!”

Ren approaches the enemy barrier as close as he can.

「Float Sword」!

The sword version of the Float Shield activates.
According to Ren, it’s hard to control, and the output isn’t that great, so he couldn’t master it.
Anyways, he lets the floating sword run rampant within the confines of the barrier.

“As if!”

A reincarnator-ish person locks down Ren’s sword with his own.


It’s not like it’s his strong point, and because of the barrier, it’s hard to control.
I guess he can only bring out about half of its original power.
It’s all of nothing. Let’s try setting up Iron Maiden!

「Change Shield (Attack)」!

Something clinks into place, as thorns sprout from the shields surrounding the one making the barrier.
I immediately transition to the next skill.

「Iron Maiden X」!

A giant Woman of Iron appears, dealing the finishing blow.
But the output shouldn’t be more than half the original.
Of course, with the enemies being who they are, there’s a possibility it didn’t work.
We’ll have to move again immediately.

“Hah… hah…”

I take some Spirit Water out of my Shield to restore my SP.

“T-that was dangerous.”

Dammit… I couldn’t inflict anything fatal.
It seems that in order to protect himself, he deployed another small protective wall around himself.
But as his movements are sealed, he is in a bit of a panic.

“Why are you getting beat up so one-sidedly?”


This time, a man steps forward with a large scythe in hand. From within the barrier, he releases a skill.
Wait a second. Wasn’t the barrier supposed to prevent their side from attacking as well?

“Take this! 「Aerial Grand Swing」!”

His energy-charged scythe flies at us like a wheel.
I stand at the front and take the attack.
Mu… it isn’t actually that powerful.
If it’s just this much, then…!


I knock down the energy-filled scythe.

“Hyuu… he seems quite strong.”

It seems Mr. Scythe is a bit impressed.
Does he not have that many strengthening methods learned?
No, I’m not even sure what he’s holding is a vassal weapon.

“Glass, is he the Wielder of a Vassal?” (Naofumi)
“Yes… he’s the Vassal of the Scythe.” (Glass)

I see.
But… for him to bypass the barrier, what does it mean?
The weapon’s ability… no, that doesn’t seem to be it.

Is it an ability given to him by some god-ish person like Tact’s?
I mean, he did say something about Goddess-sama, so that’s probably it.
For her to give her pieces the ability to cheat their way to victory, just what is she thinking?


Time’s running out!


The enemy’s barrier finally shatters.
All of my comrades don’t let this chance go to waste. We hold up our weapons.

“Hold them off for a bit! I’ll be deploying it again!”

Good! If we want to attack, now’s the chance!

“Anyways, stop the ones behind them!”

On my call, everyone answers by running forward.

“As if I’d let you!”
「Rinbu Mu: Musou」!
(TL: Rinbu means something like Circle Dance of Nothingness. Musou is Blank Mind.)

Glass releases a skill at the enemies rushing towards us.

“Quickly! As fast as you can! 「Rinbu Mu: Renge」! 「Rinbu Mu: Reido」! 「Rinbu Mu: Mugetsu」!”
(TL: Renge = Lotus Flower, Reido = Absolute Zero, Mugetsu = Moonless Sky)

Without giving herself a chance to breath, Glass consecutively fires off her skills.
I believe she’s of a race where the more skills she uses, the weaker she gets.
She’s prepared for that, as she continues to stack skills on top of each other.

Then we’ll have to fully exert ourselves too.
This is the world that’s made a hell out of our lives, but it’s still the one we need to protect.
We won’t let it end in a half-assed way like this.

“Let’s go!”

As I run towards him, the Scythe guy slashes at me.
I take his attack with the Shield and force him back.

“Don’t get in the way! If we clear this mission, then we’ll be granted a new power.”
“Granted?” (Naofumi)
“What, you don’t know? We’ll be able to unlock our new signature moves.”

I don’t know what the hell he’s saying, but I have no time to waste on him!
I can’t be anything good. It must be something self-centered.

“Move! You guys have no idea just what it is you’re trying to accomplish!” (Naofumi)
“Nah, we all know. In a dream, all of us who had memories of a life past were given our orders. By the goddess.”

Goddess… so that’s the one behind all of this.
I thought she may have just been a concept they followed, but this settles it. She’s a sentient being.

“If we don’t let the wave be released, the world will fall to ruin. Please help me, she said! Aren’t you the ones trying to destroy our world!?”
“Don’t screw with me! Why would someone with that much power have to rely on the likes of you? Are you guys really worth that much? Unfortunately, you guys are just being used!”


Crap! There’s no time left.
Dammit… this isn’t the time to be having a conversation!

“Move!” (Naofumi)

I rush through, fully prepared to take damage.

「Shield Bash」!

Good, it seems that was a good hit. His eyes are upturned.
His footing is also unsteady.


“Everyone! Take them out!”

We approach the reincarnator-esque people in the rear.
And we began releasing our various attacks.

「Meteor Sword X」!
「Meteor Spear X」!
「Meteor Bow X」!

With the Heroes at the forefront, the attacks all hit their mark.


The attacks fall like rain and reduce them to cinders.


Ku… quickly, we have to quell the wave, or else…
When I look behind, I see Trash and Fitoria, Gaelion and Taniko, and Rat and Mii-kun working together to take down the giant monster that had just appeared from the wave… a Cyclops-like monster.
Good! With this—

“Not yet! In our world, there’s–”

With Glass’s words, I look inside of the crevice.
On the other side, I see multiple human-like figures.
They’re also on our opponent’s side!

“There’s no time to rest, attack the ones inside the crack as well!”

Everyone present comes forward as one and shoots the most powerful attack they can muster.
Various wills, hearts, feelings… They overlap many times and form a great power. They merge and form a single straight beam.
The flash embodying our power hits the wine-red sky and explodes.
Everyone works together. It truly is the strongest attack I’ve ever seen.



The Wine colored sky changes to the crimson hue of blood, and, like a door, the sky starts to swing open.

“No… the world is…”

So the world will end… in a place like this!?
The earth rumbles before us as the entire world begins to shake.

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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57 Responses to Chapter 354: A Sky Dyed Crimson

  1. errojust says:

    thank yorai


  2. GonZ555 says:

    Thank you for the chapter yoraikun


  3. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter!


  4. ipken says:

    Holy crap I need more.


  5. RKain says:

    My thanks to you, Yoraikun.


  6. Thun says:



  7. Kaiflame says:

    Ugh… Bloody reincarnators. Well there are okay reincarnators from other series like Rudeus. But besides that, the ones in this series are all arses.


    • lukra says:

      Yea the reincarnated people in this wb are tottal ass holes who doesn’t deserve a second chance in life unlike the usual reincarnation were the poor guy or girl had a messed up life and couldn’t live probably because of various reasons but in this wb the reincarnation are just a bunch of typical gamers ass holes who doesn’t deserve shit


      • lukra says:

        They give all the reincarnation mc’s a bad name I vote to call them something else beside reincarnates how about douchcarnaters


        • LucienVox says:

          Seconded, here here!


        • Sodemas says:

          you guys do know that they migh not be that bad… its because we are reading from Naofumi perspective that we mostly think this way, and if we heard their side of the story we would think diferently. To sumerize you guys are acting like Justice zombies right now, like Itsuki was before his curse

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  8. Sodemas says:

    thx for the chapter


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

    i have two things to say
    1 thanks yoraikun
    2 this fuc*ing world need Akumetsu!!


  10. heghe says:

    yey! thanks!


  11. spoilerproof says:

    yay! thanks for the chapter~
    …just some missing letters
    “Ren, Motoyasu, Ituki! Go all out!” (Naofumi)
    “Everyone! Take the out!”


  12. AesirVanir says:

    Where’s Orsted in all of this? It sounds like hitogami is still up to his old tricks.


  13. Saian Darkasia says:

    So based on the title of the next chapter listed on Baka Tsuki, we’ll find out who this goddess is. I feel like it’s Witch. Or at least the behind her stupid and terrible actions.


  14. supremeradra says:

    Whoa what a heavy chapter! So close to the climax of this story! Wonder what kind of entity this goddess is.


  15. fel293 says:



  16. willtellr says:

    I would like to meet a sexy goddess that gives some amazing powers. Then ofc take her with me, just because.


  17. 0dnomyar0 says:

    Geez is everyone in this world dump beyond words? The only ones that seem to think about anything is naofumi and some of his allies…. the rest are just sprouting made up stories and believing every single lie they are told.

    Those reincarnated nubs had more than 1 life, and unless they all died as 8 year olds… they should have learned a bit about good and wrong… and that if it seems to good to be true that it usually is.


    • dear13 says:

      no no no…the goddess was picked the psycho guy to became reincarnated in her world and said that they are the heroes to make them move as she said… well, i think she’s kinda like witch with world at her hand? And naofumi is different because i think shield picked him via books (he’s a general otaku) and the other heroes via game (they all said they were game addict or you can say they are game otaku)
      well, if some kinda goddess come and said that i’m a hero then give me some power maybe i’ll believe her especially so many game base on that kind old story…


      • I wouldn’t neither believe her nor accept the powers, reason being that an old friend of mine, now living in a higher plane, once taught me that ‘with great powers comes great responsibilities’ and responbilities means that I won’t be able to read like i’m doing nor to play my games ‘-‘


  18. goblinrou says:

    A vassal of the scythe hero? Hope he’s not the dude on the cover of one of the vols of the ln.

    Still situation very serious! Even by deploying their musous,time ran out.


  19. Witch MKII
    Another Mushoku Tensei hint. Hito-chan plz stop this -_-


  20. Mario says:

    Wow, apparently i do not have something to deduce…all have been deduced? i guess…incredible.
    Thanks for the chapter.


  21. gohanish says:

    thanks a lot .


  22. SamS347 says:

    While they were cocky, they were really weak…
    They were ALL reduced to cinders…right? Is MKII also dead ?

    And the Scythe Guy… he was not described that much but maybe he inspired the red-head Scythe Hero in the LN, the Larkberg guy no ?


    • I doubt MKII is dead. My guess, is that the goddess broke off parts of her spirit and put it in children that would eventually influence the world (princess, great priestess, etc) and then when they can finally start their “influence” they call for the “heroes” to defend (destroy) the world. Finally, like MKII, attach themselves to the heroes and manipulate them like puppets.


      • LucienVox says:

        This theory.. it actually makes sense. They seek out the heroes with the most potential for greatness and makes them fall into depravity and stains them black with negative emotion.


  23. Shinkai says:

    dawn of the final day: 24 chapters remain


  24. chendu says:

    Thanks yoraikun


  25. fucking.selfcentered.reincarnators.


  26. CHAD says:

    Uhm… Is it better to use the title page of Vol.5 Tate here than in that volume? I kept thinking who was the guy using the scythe at that time XD


  27. mioah says:

    La historia en la novela ligera esta bastante cambiada desde que incorporan a un héroe de otro mundo muy por delante de donde debería aparecer, seria interesante leer que tanto cambia la historia. Gracias yorai

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  28. carbonbangle says:

    Thanks for the chapter, I can’t imagine how it would end anymore…


  29. madmann135 says:

    I appreciate the work you yoraikun do in

    I find the circumstances of the reincarnatiors loyalty to be amongst the dumbest thing I have seen yet. From my understanding they are loyal to the goddess because of two things, the goddess title AND she gave them power.
    Anyone who read fantasy stories knows when someone gives you power, sweet talks you, and displays that they are superior to everyone else but at the same time are unable to interfere because of reasons, they are the devil in disguise.
    The legendary weapons are closer to angels in this scene, they give the user the potential to be powerful, they rarely show themselves and they force the user to build relationships with the local people (vessels).
    The reincarnators lack of trope knowledge is disappointing… but that makes sense as the devil would pick people that are easy to manipulate.


  30. Anon7 says:

    A front row seat to the end of the world…


  31. Normaldude says:

    Thank you for the chapter!!!


  32. AsianOtakuGuy says:

    Thank you :D


  33. ZaX says:

    Damn world end premonition already?
    Thanks for the chapter!


  34. theperson084 says:

    Am I the only one that noticed? NAOFUMI FINALLY USED SHIELD BASH, HIS MOST OP SKILL EVER IN ACTUAL COMBAT. Well, maybe he used it before during the out of narration waves.


  35. LUCKY says:

    Thank you for the chapter yoraikun kill the fake heros DOOD.


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  37. ambi says:

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun!


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