Konjiki no Wordmaster Chapter 137: Threat

Brief Status Update: Well, you know how you guys have been spamming me with whatever you want me to translate? I’ve actually been using my time to read those works, and well… Anyways, nothing has grabbed my attention in the same way TnY has, so I’m not really sure what to do.

Konjiki no Wordmaster Chapter 137: Threat

Having dodged the attack of the second prince of 【Beast Kingdom Passion】, and having been sent flying out of the country, the two Heroes, Aoyama Taishi and Suzumiya Chika, were lying unconscious in a forest near 【Demon Capital Xaos】.

“… Uu.”

The first one to open his eyes was Taishi. Countless cuts had been engraved onto his body, but his bones were untouched, and he was able to move without a problem. Of course, pain still accompanied every movement.

He gazed at Chika, who had suffered the same injuries as him.

“O-oy, Chika! Chika! Wake up!”

She showed no signs of regaining consciousness, so his face turned pale as he imagined the worst possible situation. But after slapping her face a couple of times…


She let out her voice, so he was able to determine there was no real danger to her life.

“Right, we were…”

He remembered why they had ended up in a place like this. Perhaps he had hit his head on the way down, but he had been unable to pull up his memory for a while. He gradually began to recall the circumstances surrounding himself.

And he hung his head.

“That’s right… I lost…”

He participated in the war and shrunk back at its fierceness. He fought a man who seemed to be a 『Gabranth』, but he couldn’t inflict a single injury, and after receiving an attack from who knows what, they were separated from Shuri and the others.

“… Just what the hell am I doing… dammit.”

Seeing Chika, who was sleeping through her injuries, he began to feel the regret of not having been able to protect her. And the other thing that made him clench his teeth was the existence of a certain someone.

Unlike himself, a certain Okamura Hiiro had experienced a clear growth in strength. Taishi had witnessed him fight, but to put it bluntly, Hiiro’s movements were so fast that he was only able to see a blur.

He was just supposed to be a guy dragged into their hero summoning by accident, and Taishi was honestly happy that he was alive and well, but he had never even imagined that Hiiro would ever have grown stronger than his own party.

What’s more, it seemed he paid no attention to them, and didn’t want to deal with them at all. He looked down on the four whose legs had given out due to fear, as he laughed to himself at their pitiful display. At the very least, that’s what Taishi saw.

As a Hero, Taishi didn’t want to believe he had been looked down on by a simple bystander like him.

“I’m a Hero… and yet, why is he…”

He clenched his teeth tightly.

“So you were in a place like this.”

The voice he suddenly heard from behind made him tense up and instinctively turn around. And before him, was a person wearing a robe that covered their entire body.

(W-who is this…?)

Taishi’s instincts screamed out, that this person was dangerous. As if he was being entranced by a giant snake, it was as if his entire body was being paralyzed. He couldn’t move.

“…. Two…?”

That individual muttered lightly to themselves. Judging just by the voice, the person seemed to be male.

“Where are the others?”

It was as if he had been discarded in a place without oxygen, and it suddenly became difficult to breath. He couldn’t move his mouth as he wished, and he couldn’t let out any sound. A cold sweat broke out all over his body.

“… Aren’t you supposed to be a Hero? Why are you being affected by miasma of this level?”

He didn’t know what the man was saying, but he was able to understand that amazement was mixed into his voice.

And looking at Taishi, who had yet to say a word since their meeting, the man said as such.

“Well, I don’t really care about your status. Just shut up and follow me.”

Saying that, he began to approach Chika, who had yet to regain consciousness.

“… er.”
“… Hmm?”

As the man tried to understand what it was Taishi had said, he stopped moving.

“Don’t…. touch her!”

Taishi’s face was pale, but he had a frantic expression on his face as he desperately wrung out his voice.

“… It seems you care for this girl quite a bit, but you have no right to refuse. And of course, neither does she.”

The man casually tossed Chika over his shoulder. In that moment, something hot seemed to well up from Taishi’s chest, and his immobile body, that felt as if it had been entangled in chains…

“Let go of Chika!”

Began moving for Chika’s sake. His sword had fallen somewhere while he was flying through the air, so his hand was empty. Without any other choice, he thrust forward with his fists.

“… It’s useless.”

From where the man was standing, something suddenly shot out and wrapped around his body.

“Wha!? T-this is… gu!?”

It was something like the roots of a tree. Several separate roots intertwined around Taishi’s body to bind him.

(E-even though they’re so thin, why do they have such power…!?)

By their appearance, they would have broken at any instant, but even with all his strength, they showed no signs of breaking.

“I guess I should say something. If you’re going to annoy me any more than this, then the first thing that goes will be this girl’s hands.”
“Is the right fine? Or perhaps the left?”

The man grasped Chika’s slender arms, as he let out cold words.

“S-stop it!”
“If you want me to stop, then just shut the hell up and follow.”

Taishi could feel it from the man’s attitude. To him, pulling off Chika’s arms and legs was nothing. If it would make Taishi follow, he would probably take any cruel action without hesitation. And sensing that, Taishi relaxed the power in his body.

“… Got it. I got it, so please don’t hurt Chika.”
“Then let’s go already.”

The roots slithered back into the ground. He wondered whether that was the man’s magic, but as long as Chika was a hostage, he was unable to do anything. No, even if there was no one held prisoner, the gap in strength was just too big.

Taishi clenched his fists in anguish, but without anything for him to slam them against, they eventually grew exhausted and gradually began to relax.

“H-hey, can you tell me just one thing?”
“I believe I told you to shut up, did I not?”

The intimidating aura once more began weighing down on his body. But the man conceded but a single bit of information.

“… My master is waiting.”

Master…? Taishi really just wanted to ask where they were going, and it seems they were headed to wherever the man’s master was.

And for a brief moment, he was able to see the expression under the man’s hood. But it was only for an instant.

(A cross-shaped scar on his face…?)

There was truly a large cross on the man’s face.

“Get your feet moving.”
“G-got it.”

Taishi knew there was nothing he could do now but listen to the man’s words. He began to step forward.

(Shuri… Shinobu, please be safe.)

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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191 Responses to Konjiki no Wordmaster Chapter 137: Threat

  1. Isn’t it better to do what you like and not halfheartedly follow someone else suggestions?
    Thanks for the Chapter

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Chris says:

    Hey, you liked TnY. So did everyone else here. If you don’t like what you’re doing, don’t feel like you’re obligated to do it; you’re not getting paid and you haven’t made any sort of commitment towards this project

    Thanks for the chapter.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Claith says:

    Nothing grabs you? Arifureta is lonely for the past two months or so. I don’t know what they are planning to do with the project, but they might be willing to share. Out of all the stalled projects, it is the one I consider the biggest crime. LMS would be, but thankfully it is being worked on.


    I’m just assuming for some reason you haven’t read it yet, which I doubt.

    Thank you for all the great work you’ve done to nurture your projects and this community. Stay healthy and fresh.


  4. irase says:

    yorai-sama how about translate romcom ,this day many LN reincarnate people so that just sugestion and if you looking romcom to read ,try this “B Group no Shounen” (ths s rlly gud)


  5. anon says:

    Some suggestions:
    幼女戦記: http://www.mai-net.net/bbs/sst/sst.php?act=dump&cate=all&all=24734&n=0&count=1
    リビティウム皇国のブタクサ姫: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n6517bw/


  6. Chael says:

    If you don’t feel it, don’t do it. Maybe you can just focus on the rest of tny first and maybe eventually stumble upon something worthy of bring translated by yorai-sama while doing it. :)


  7. Danny says:

    Erm , just throwing this out there but how about
    Seiken Tsukai no World Break?
    Don’t think it has a translator and from what I’ve heard on some forums, its meant to be better than the anime(which I enjoyed)


  8. k says:

    Thank for the update


  9. ArcGeist says:

    So, any updates on the valentine side-story translations?


  10. ratbunuts says:

    Thanks for KnW chapter. Yoraikun, have you tried reading “Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou”?.


  11. Alva says:

    Have you looked at Riot Grasper? http://ncode.syosetu.com/n6530bk/
    Its still ongoing and its light novel counter part is published by the same publisher as Tate Yuusha.


  12. anon says:

    how many times have people asked for arifuerta to be translated by you? i keep seeing you replying no lol


  13. Azure says:

    Hi Yoraikun, have you read Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku. It’s quite boring in few early chapter, but it’s so good and make me can’t stop read later. It’s has been translated by sousetsuka daily, but it’s will be great if you can collaborate and speed up the translation


  14. AoiTenshi says:

    Do you read Tokyo ESP manga?


    • Yoraikun says:

      Yes, up to a point…

      Liked by 1 person

      • AoiTenshi says:

        If you are so inclined… the translator position for the gaiden (light novel) London ESP is still open. Although, one would need to read Tokyo ESP since it directly accomodates the main storyline.


        • Dylin says:

          He will not do light novels. Or well if i understand correctly he won’t.

          Only web novels. The main difference is that the light novels are edited works that are sold for money, while the webnovels are publicly available for all to read which allows them to be translated.

          By translating light novels they are cutting into profits and are also Dmca’d if that light novel ever gets officially translated.


        • AoiTenshi says:

          Oh.. I figured because this London ESP title is actually available for free, despite it being a light novel.


      • AoiTenshi says:

        Oh yea, this post was tagged ‘The Rise of the Shield Hero’, or is it just me?

        Liked by 1 person

  15. cloudytama says:

    Ah…Yorai-sama back in action. Thanks a lot for this KnW chapter…:D
    If you still confused (and also, had nothing to do), why not keep translate KnW since this one was pretty good??


  16. LMEF2009 says:

    Have you read Gate? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gate_%28novel_series%29
    You can read the manga and it’s really good, and a few days ago the anime was released.


    • Alort says:

      That one’s a hell of a history, one of the bests and more entertaining i’ve ever read, at least in a manga since I can’t read the novel, but I don’t get the same kind of vibe I got from TnY or MT, so I don’t think that Yoraikun will start translating it. It’s all about his preferences, if you think about it, or something that he’ll sympathize with…


  17. kelly says:

    take a well deserved break man. the speed you showed in doing TnY was simply unholy XD
    Anyway, thanks for the chapter :3


  18. Asf says:

    I can see that youre bored of translating..


  19. CCaprice says:

    Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou would be my suggestion. Similar to Shieldbro except more hardcore.


  20. homie says:



  21. Ryan Tift says:

    I’m still in favor of you just continuing the tate no yuusha side stories, including the spear story as it’s current update speed is disappointingly slow by comparison to yours but you seem set against it. Still, grateful for KnW at least.


  22. deadtoxic says:

    thanks for the chapter Yoraikun :)


  23. moufisto says:

    Thanks for the chapter.
    And i agree with the general consensus here, if you don’t feel like there’s anything worth translating so far then don’t do it, wait for the one that grabs your attention. We’d appreciate it, and I think quality is more important than quantity.


  24. Corvo269 says:

    You could try Kuro no Maou. Has an equal amount of happiness and tragedy in it


  25. wesew says:

    i suggest shinka no mi the translation is so slow


  26. ChasetheSinged says:

    hi yoraikun, thank for the release. Btw can we get an update on hows ur life going now that you’re done with school

    Liked by 1 person

  27. TheMysteriousMrM says:

    I am just thankful you translated all of TnY. One of the best things I have ever read. Definitely understand how it would be tough to follow up!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Krutya says:

    Well guys, i think before u ask yoraikun about whatever u want him to translate.. Ask him the reasons why he likes TnY i think? Though, i dont know it myself, may Yorai-kun kindly tells us the reasons or at least a hint or two?
    Btw, thanks for the chapter!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Well, I won’t ask you for translation, just wanna recommend “Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan”. After TnY and KnW, this is latest one I like the most, and guess you would love this story.


  30. Lurkkun says:

    These three looked interesting to me, and if you wanna look at them, it’d never hurt. I don’t really care if you decide whether or not to translate, so no need to feel obligated. Just wanted to recommend some reads if you are looking for something to catch your interest, since you said you haven’t found anything to hold it like TnY lately.

    ウォルテニア戦記 :So, from what I’ve seem, it is a summoning story(the holy trinity of LN, reincarnation, summoning, and Virtual reality.lol), except instead of summoning other worlders as heroes, the Empire in this world uses the summoning to create slaves with boosted xp and stats, no demon lord, nothing like that. The empire in effect just kidnaps them and turns them to slaves. The MC gets summoned to find himself surrounded by enemies, and due to his lifestyle with his grandfather, the MC manages to escape and becomes a fugitive of the law during to first arc. Lot of politics, and some good humour.

    Recommend reading this most> 異世界来ちゃったけど帰り道何処? The cast is pretty warped, but likable at the same time. The MCs initial distinguishing feature is his pain tolerance and perpetual grin that unnerves the crap out of people, which is a coping mechanism caused by a fairly crappy childhood. The story starts with him making his first friend(who is predictably a pretty girl), who is eventually attacked by some of his classmates out of jealousy. He dies of wounds sustained defending her, but wakes up in another world without a scratch on him(not reincarnation). His goal is to get back to his original world to fulfill a promise to go to an amusement park with her.Fox is top tier Husbando

    異世界転生騒動記 :This one had an interesting concept with it’s reincarnation. Balud Cornelius is the son of a noble of the Mauricia kingdom and inside him also dwell the souls of warring states commander Oka Sadatoshi and high schooler Oka Masaharu. I thought that the whole three souls in one body thing was different enough to check it out, still haven’t looked at this one yet, though. Heard it won an award, so it must be good. Maybe not. I haven’t read it yet.¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    These seemed interesting, and if you are bored, and feel like reading moonrunes, give it a read.

    Thank you for all of your hard work.


    • Lurkkun says:

      Whoops. Just read your comment about how you are getting tired of these suggestions. Sorry ’bout that. I guess I needed to lurk more. Well, you don’t need to go onto anything new yet. Give yourself some time. You aren’t obligated to do any of this, and we don’t have any rights to force it on you. If a hobby gets to burdensome, you don’t have to force yourself to enjoy it. And again, thank you for your work.


  31. Hell Satan says:

    Alright who the fuckk is spamming Yoraikun you people really need to get a life.

    And Yorai you already did enough you dint really have to give in to demands of leaches were already thankful that you finish TNY

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Passby-er says:

    Take your time and find something you’d like to share, Yorai.
    Bask in the feeling of a job well done for a bit longer, eh?

    Thanks you again for translating for us leechers.


  33. JohnnyKbca says:

    How about tsuyokute new saga? Tensai translations are working on it, but maybe you guys could work together


  34. Chibi-Oniichan says:

    Guys, we need to find another otherworldy harem story quick!


  35. how about gamegard nice bikinis in there lol


  36. Avarrencus says:

    Thanks for the chapter~


  37. porn says:

    wiser words never been said before. why do it if it is not that interesting?

    ps. maybe you consider Dungeon Harem Master?


  38. griix says:

    Can you try Toaru ossan no VRMMO katsudouki?


  39. Void says:

    Yoraikun ever thought about writing, your own story by any chance?


  40. Kyraze says:

    What about DanMachi???


  41. Hell Satan says:

    Seriously you people who keep asking Yorai to translate something really need to get a life damn let the man breath.

    On the side note if no one is going to do the valentines special I’ll continue I’m currently working on chapter four I hope to finish by tomorrow or Friday.


  42. RageEnder says:

    Yorai-san, you should just make a poll to what interests you for your next translation. And still……. After a while my nights without your lightning speed translation became rather lonely.

    Liked by 1 person

    • T says:

      Disagree. A poll means Yoraikun would agree to translate what the readers want him to translate, not what he himself wants to translate.

      It would not do for Yoraikun to pursue a project he may not like. And an unmotivated translator starting a project equals a project hopeless from the start.


    • Endkun says:



  43. mony122 says:

    yoraikun i think this project has been put on hold by the translator or maybe dropped it i hopr you can pick it up if you want “Arifureta”


  44. HydraPatsa says:

    Not sure if anyone suggested it yet, but have you tried Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken?


  45. Futile Dreams... says:

    How about ninja-translating Mahouka volumes 15, 16, and 17? There’s raws online.


  46. Chibi-Oniichan says:

    How about translating yourself so you can find out what you want?


  47. Oukidai says:

    Suggestion for reading. manga/manhwa/Light novel all of them.
    Doulou Dalu (soul land/ combat continent)
    Battle through the heaven ( dou po cang)
    Re:monster (too hard)


  48. Just for fun. says:

    I recommend an light novel (already translated up to current volume) for your reading enjoyment: Mokushiroku Arisu.

    I found that this ost below fits it pretty well. (For me)

    Liked by 1 person

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