Chapter 08-10: Grunt of Light

  • 08: Grunt of Light

“Listen well! You guys are the leftovers!! Trash that didn’t make the cut!! That’s why you were brought here! Understood?!”

“”“Yes ma’am!!”””

“From now on, I will be making you useless trash into the strongest and all-purpose trash!! By the time I say it is already okay, you guys should have become trash that won’t lose to anyone! Can you keep up?!”

“”“Yes ma’am!”””

“Then, question! Where’s this?!”

“””The kitchen of the light church! Ma’am!!”””

“That’s right! And I am the one in charge of the light church’s kitchen, the head chef, Angan Regine!! For you guys who have been sent here to do subordinate work, I am the captain, I am the God!! Understood?!” (Regine)

“””Yes ma’am!!”””

“This is the place that governs all the meals of the light church! The priests, knights, the founder-sama! The food we make heads to those people in their holy line of work!! If you see it lightly as some miscellaneous work, we will drown you in the sea of Bejimait! Breakfast is a battle! Lunch is a battle too! And dinner is a war!! There are times when we have to prepare emergency food for the Knight Corps when they depart after all!! If you guys exert yourself here, you will become splendid cooks of Light!!”

“””Yes! Ma’…am!!!”””

“Y—Yes…ma’am!”

Yes, Kuromiya Haine here.

Given the element board to hold, the needle, that was supposed to point one of the five elements, broke because of the Dark God soul I had inside this body, and I was splendidly rejected.

And so, the place I was send to is the kitchen of the light church’s main headquarters, and it seems I will now be made to work as an apprentice to become a Light cook.

It wasn’t only me. The people that didn’t have the needle of the element board pointing at the light element were forcefully send to the church’s numerous miscellaneous duties.

We were being placed to work right away like work-horses.

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“…This is not how it was supposed to be.”

Is what the guy at my side said.

By the way, he was ordered together with me to peel potatoes and we were currently moving our knifes at the back of the kitchen.

“In my plans, the me that was supposed to have passed the exam with flying colors would enter the Aurora Knight Corps, immediately stand out, show achievements one after the other, get popular with the girls, and have a flowery lifestyle. And yet, what’s this about peeling potatoes? This doesn’t turn into a career at all.”

“Don’t say that in the presence of Regine-san. You are gonna get a shoulder throw from that.” (Haine)

His name is Frost.

He is a newcomer like me that accepted the recruitment of the light church, but the needle pointed at an element other than light and was rejected from entering the knight corps.

And so, he was send to the kitchen as a miscellaneous worker, but it seems he is sent to do a majority of things I am also send to do, and now, we have completely become friends with each other.

“There’s no need to be so pessimistic about it. Even this potato peeling, if you get serious about it, it can be unexpectedly fun, you know? Just how well can you peel it as perfectly as possible…” (Haine)

“What I want to peel is not the skin of a potato, but the clothes of girls!” (Frost)

“As long as you continue saying things like that, I think that even if you become a knight, you won’t be popular.” (Haine)

If we exclude the part about his perverted way of speaking, he is a good guy, and we were soon able to become good friends.

‘So the humans have evolved in a variety of manners’, is what I have realized.

In that sense, the wild actions of that Regine-san person were also likeable.

Let’s write what happened today in a letter and send it to mother and father.

“Anyways, Haine, why are you here?” (Frost)

“What’s with that sudden and weird question? Was that a philosophical question?” (Haine)

“No, it is not the type of question asking where we have come from and where we are headed to. What I mean is…you are pretty famous within the newcomers. In the time when they were recruiting newcomers, there’s talk that you got into a fight with the captain and send him flying. Even I have heard about it.” (Frost)

“…I didn’t send him flying. I was stopped right before I sent him flying after all.” (Haine)

“Geh, then the part about you fighting him was true?! Moreover, from how you said it, you were 90% in the winning side?! …Well, there’s the matter about the entrance exam. Even if the element is different, you could have gotten send to a better place than this. Or more like, isn’t it fine to have you enter the knight corps?” (Frost)

So that’s what he meant by that ‘why are you here?’.

“I am plenty satisfied here though. Cooking is fun.” (Haine)

“You are a man lacking in ambition! If you are a man, even if you are to fall in a place like this, at least have a goal like having a date with sis Regine!!” (Frost)

“Eh? Frost, you are aiming for her? For that Regine-san?” (Haine)

“…How…old is sis Regine?” (Frost)

“Based on the information I have, 32 years old.” (Haine)

“32 huh. Barely in my strike zone.” (Frost)

Is he seriously going to aim for it?

I was beginning to feel fear towards my new friend, but well, it has nothing to do with me, so I concentrate in peeling potatoes.

“Hoh~, there’s a guy with interesting taste here.”

“Uo.” “Hiaaaa?!”

A shiny bald head suddenly appeared.

It is the vice captain that was in charge of the entrance exam, Grades.

“Just a warning, pair of newcomers. You better give up on that amazon. There was a formal light knight who stroke the ass of Regine as a joke while she was working as a waitress, but…” (Grades)

“W-What happened?!” (Frost)

“He got an axe kick on his head and is groaning on his hospital bed even to this current day.” (Grandes)

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have that woman enter the light knights?

Well, let’s leave that aside for now…

“Did you have some sort of business here, vice captain? To suddenly appear at the back of the kitchen like this, could it be that the knight corps have nothing to do?” (Haine)

“That’s a cold way of putting it. Well, it is that, there’s also other girls in the light church that you shouldn’t anger. Last time, I messed up with that person, so I have come to make a recovery.” (Grades)

“?”

“Haine, I have brought something nice for you…… There’s no one here aside from you guys, right?” (Grades)

“Well, it is the back of the kitchen. If it is inside the kitchen, there’s a lot of people though. Should I call them?” (Haine)

“Stop it! I only have business with you!” (Grades)

The bald vice captain looks warily around before putting his hand inside a hemp sack.

“Oh, what is it? Is it something erotic?” (Frost)

Frost judges the wariness of the vice captain in this way, and gets excited.

“Shut up. It can’t be helped, so I will show it to you too. Don’t tell anyone about me walking around with this, okay?” (Grades)

What came out from the hemp sack was a rectangular box-looking thing that was slightly big to carry around.

“…What’s this? It doesn’t look like something erotic at all.” (Frost)

“That’s just your own assumption. You see, this is an element measuring device.” (Grades)

Element measuring device?

  • 09: A glimpse of culture

According to the explanation of vice captain Grades, it seems this element measuring device is used to estimate the element amount of a person. <Duh>

‘Isn’t that the same as the element board used at the entrance exam?’, is the retort I gave out, and the vice captain makes a supplementary explanation as if biting the words.

“This is something superior to the element board. With ethereal energy, it measures elements with a lot more detail and accuracy.” (Grades)

“Ethereal energy?! Isn’t that a machine then?!” (Frost)

When Frost lifted his voice, vice-captain Grades glares at him.

“That’s why I said not to tell anyone! Okay? Don’t tell anyone! Especially people like the captain!!” (Grades)

Frost was startled by the anger of the vice-captain and slowly withers down.

There’s parts that I can’t get the outline of from the conversation between the two, but for now, let’s leave that aside and…

“In other words, we can have a better measurement of our element compared to the element board?” (Haine)

“That’s right. Showing is worth more than a thousand words. Hey, you are the one that came from the Reustor village, Frost, right?” (Grades)

“Eh? Yes!” (Frost)

It is unexpected to see someone high-up like a vice-captain knowing the name of Frost.

“I was the one in charge of the entrance exam. I have properly gone through the list of newcomers. I will be using the element measuring device on you, Frost.”(Grades)

At the surface of the element measuring device there were five frames, and at the same time this was directed at Frost, shining words appear inside the frames. Rather than calling it words, they were actually numbers.

[Earth: 105] [Water: 130] [Light: 128] [Fire: 214] [Wind: 309]

“Ooh?!”

“Frost is more specialized in wind than fire huh. 309 is quite the high number, you know. If you had gone to the Wind Church of Ludora, you would have been placed in the Whirlwind Raid Corps, no doubt.” (Grades)

“Seriously?! I will go now!!” (Frost)

“Can’t. You have already joined the Light Church, so we won’t be letting you escape.” (Grades)

“Eeeeh?!” (Frost)

If it were the element board, it would only point the strongest element, but the element measuring device will show you in numbers how much of an affinity you have with each element huh.

It is true that the amount of information obtained is completely different.

“…Uhm, vice-captain Grades, is it okay to ask a question?” (Haine)

“What?” (Grades)

“Frost’s strongest element is the wind element, but I think the second one, the fire element, also has quite the high number.” (Haine)

“Right. With a 214, if it were light element, it is a numbers that’s plenty enough to enter the knight corps.” (Grades)

“No waaay!” (Frost)

Ignoring Frost who was beaten up by reality, I continue the talk.

“Doesn’t that mean the people that didn’t have the light element pointed in the entrance exam, could have had their second strongest element as light, moreover, there’s the possibility they had a good enough number to get a pass?” (Haine)

Vice-captain Grades answered this question with a heavy tone that he hasn’t used until now.

“…It’s exactly as you say. The element board is, in the end, something that simply points the highest elemental affinity one has. To put it in another way, even if the light element is only a 100, if the other numbers are all lower than 99, you would get a pass. On the contrary, even if you have a light element number of 300, if there’s at least one other element that has a number of 301, you will end up rejected.” (Grades)

“What’s with that? Isn’t that weird?” (Frost)

“It is just as Frost says. But that’s the current state of the Light Church…no, the current state of the whole world.” (Grades)

The current state of the whole world.

I felt an unpleasant ring from those words, but I had no choice but to leave it aside for now as well.

“More importantly! The main issue is you, Kuromiya Haine! I will be using this element measuring device on you!” (Grades)

“I see! The element board had its needle broken, but if it’s this device, there might be a result appearing, right?!” (Frost)

“Exaaaactly! Am I not a genious?!” (Grades)

“You are a genius! Oh~ brave, hero! Please let me enter the knight corps!” (Frost)

“Hahahaha! Caaaan’t!!” (Grades)

What’s this, these two guys are hitting it off pretty smoothly. Is there sympathy or something there?

“No, but I–!!” (Frost)

“Gotta test it out! Now then, using this element measuring device…” (Grades)

And so, the numbers that were shown…

[Earth: 000] [Water: 000] [Light: 000] [Fire: 000] [Wind: 000]

“Okay, retreeeeat! Retreaaat!” (Frost)

“I was stupid for expecting anything! Thinking Haine-kun was a capable child was only an illusion of mine!” (Grades)

Even if you tell me that…

I will be repeating myself here but, I am the reincarnation of the Dark God. My element is absolutely ‘darkness’.

This element measuring device most likely doesn’t have enough functions to perfectly measure a person’s element.

If this measuring device had a sixth entry, it would probably have the numbers 999 there.

“Hm? But having element numbers all 0 should be impossible. No matter how low it is, you would normally have 100, you know?” (Grades)

“Seriously?! Haine, are you okay? Did you eat something bad?!” (Frost)

There’s no way food would be a deciding factor for elements.

Humans are beings that were created with the divine powers of six Gods. That’s why six elements exist.

In truth, it would be ideal to have a good balance of 6 elements mixed in, and leaning too much onto one would be bad.

“…Could it be…the element measuring device broke because of Haine just like the time with the element board? Isn’t this bad? Hey, this was a rented one, you know?!” (Grades)

“Now that you mention it, vice-captain Grades, the lowest number is around 100, but what would be the highest in terms of element number?” (Haine)

I kind of got interested in it and tried asking.

  • 10: The hero heads out

“Hm? The upper limit for the element number huh. Generally speaking, around 400.” (Grades)

“No way! Then my 309 in the wind element is high isn’t it?! Damn it!!! If only I had gone to the Wind Church!!” (Frost)

“But you see, there’s always exceptions. For example, the light hero, Karen-sama.” (Grades)

Karen.

The girl that was the very person who invited me to the Light Church.

I have not seen her since the time we separated at the entrance exam but, I wonder what she is doing.

“Listen and be amazed. The element number of Karen-sama is apparently around 700.” (Grades)

“S-Seven hundred?!”

A 400 is supposed to be the upper limit, and yet, she has 700?!

Impossible. If a person had that much inclination in an element, this would be in a level that would affect their very life. It would be another case if there’s the soul of a God inside just like me though.

“Even within the church, they can measure a detailed number for their elements, after doing a complicated ritual that takes around 1 week, that is. Karen-sama was chosen to be the light hero based on that strong element number. And so, our job as the knight corps is to support the hero-sama!!” (Grades)

I see. In other words, heroes are the strongest ones in the knight corps.

With an elemental affinity of 700 in the light element, power follows.

A group that fights with the hero as the centre. That’s the knight corps.

But being a combat organization means that there’s obviously something you are fighting against, right?

While I was thinking: ‘What are they fighting against?’…

“So you were in a place like this!!”

“Hm? Eeeeh?!”

By the time I noticed, there was a beautiful girl in white armour standing there.

“Hero-sama?!” “Hero Karen-sama?!”

Grades and Frost were extremely flustered.

“Vice captain Grades was also here? I said this before, didn’t I? Haine-san can add to our fighting force immediately, so let him enter no matter the element. And yet, why is he doing mere miscellaneous work in the kitchen?!” (Karen)

“No, well…this is work as well, you know. It is not like I can do anything I want, you know!!” (Grades)

“Please don’t call it ‘mere miscellaneous work in the kitchen’! If Regine-san heard that, we would be seeing blood!” (Frost)

The two got incredibly scared.

“Karen-san? Why are you in a place like this?” (Haine)

“It is obviously to look for you! This is an emergency! This may be sudden but, there’s the need of Haine-san’s assistance!” (Karen)

Karen-san takes my hand and forcefully pulls it.

“Vice captain Grades as well, return to your station as soon as possible and command the knights! Haine-san and I will be heading out first! Please tell that to the captain while you are at it!!” (Karen)

“Wa?!” (Haine)

While I was confused on what was going on, I got pulled by Karen-san and change the location.

At the place we arrive at, there was something there I didn’t know what it was.

“…Uhm, what’s this?” (Haine)

“A small flying motorcycle machine powered by ethereal energy.” (Karen)

“?”

“Because it is a flaptor type, only one person can ride it, but in exchange, it has speed. Also, this little one is especially modified for my use, so it is the number one model for speed. 37 times faster. Well, that’s only the written specs though.” (Karen)

“???????”

I didn’t understand what she was saying at all.

What’s in front of me is probably the same type as those ethereal cars that are running all around the city and the element measuring device that the vice captain Grades had.

How to say it, it is as if it was made with a cradle as its design, looks like it would be incredibly fast. And from both sides, there were wings coming out from it, and it looked like it was possible to fly. And it seems it is big enough to have people ride on it. <Definitely a Laputa reference>

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“It is not made to have two people ride it, but since circumstances are circumstances; Haine-san, please hold tightly to my back.” (Karen)

While saying this, Karen-san straddles onto the so called small flying machine, as if riding a horse.

“Now! Haine-san too!” (Karen)

“Y-Yes!!”

Following the same movements as Karen-san, I straddle onto the back of the flying machine, and wrap my arms around her body.

She told me to do it. And she had an atmosphere saying she won’t be taking a no for an answer.

“Place more strength into it! You will get thrown off like this, you know!” (Karen)

“Eh? Like this?” (Haine)

“…I didn’t tell you to grab my boobs.” (Karen)

“Sorry!” (Haine)

I kind of know what’s going to happen now.

“Takeoff! We are going at full speed!!” (Karen)

“Oooooohhh?!!!” (Haine)

The flying machine we were riding really flew.

Moreover, at an incredible speed. The air was hitting me with terrifying density, and it is certainly true that I was about to be thrown off by it.

“K-Karen-san! Karen-saaaan!!” (Haine)

“What is it?! If you talk, you are going to bite your tongue!” (Karen)

“Uhm, I don’t understand the situation at all though?! Or more like, where are we heading to, even going through the trouble of flying in the sky?!” (Haine)

The Grand Church is already at the far distance.

Karen-san who was driving the flying machine said this without turning to my direction,

“As I said, it is an emergency! They have appeared!” (Karen)

“They?” (Haine)

“The enemy of the Aurora Knight corps and the threat of us humans; monsters!” (Karen)

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199 thoughts on “Chapter 08-10: Grunt of Light

      1. Wow.. how life goes around. Talk about addiction.. I’ve experienced one addiction after another. Never ending… and relapses…
        This novel might become another one in the list, but being addicted to your translation is definitely, 100%, better than the others. Hopefully this series can somehow override the other ones.
        Please let it be good.

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  1. Quick note: this one is long, feel free to skip. This is an overview of the story to see whether it is to your taste.

    Hey guys, Reigokai here.
    As a new project, there are a variety of comments. But in order to avoid people saying things akin to: ‘there’s ham in my ham sandwich!’, I will be giving a brief overview of points that probably affect whether you want to read the story or not. Bear in mind, I have only read 110 chapters. By now, you should have noticed that the chapters are really short and this is in no way a lot. To put it in perspective, 110 chapters here would be like maybe…30 chapters of Tsuki. In 30 chapters, there’s no way I would have seen the potential of Tsuki. So just take this with a grain of salt.

    -The first and most important point that is practically a deciding factor for many people. Is it harem or not?
    I would say, yes. There’s only 2 love interests from what I have seen until now, but the female cast is big and overwhelms that of the males. So, if you see harem as number of love relationships with MC then I wouldn’t say harem, but if you go by female cast, then yes. (By the way, 100% -no exaggeration- of the web novels I read have more female cast than male. Not because I searched for them, that’s simply how it is.)

    -Cliche?
    There’s your occasional cliche moments. So this one is a yes. There’s also unique points, but this is for the ones that drop it straight when they see it once or twice.

    -Plot. As I said, I will be talking with only 110 chapters on my back.
    I would say, it is an enjoyable ride. It is definitely a different type from Tsuki, by a lot. The writing style is similar in the sense that they are in 1st person perspective, but the approach is different.
    This felt more Shounen, in comparison to Tsuki that felt Seinen. The story tends to explain all actions, so there’s few points that go without explanation; Tsuki had things like Makoto’s level 1, and the mysterious white entity inside him.
    In my opinion, I would say this is a journey. This delves pretty deep into the world and its workings. How it operates.

    TL;DR: In my opinion, there’s harem, it does have cliche moments, and the plot is shounen-like with world building as its main theme.

    I might be repeating myself here but, when dropping a series, whether it is mine or not, please, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.
    This may be your opinion, but it also affects negatively and is information that’s totally unnecessary.
    Translators, artists, writers; those kind of things hit them hard, and I have seen people drop projects because of it. For future’s sake, don’t go publicizing that.
    Different from a comment that has negative arguments that can become fruitful and open new windows to discussion and different views in the story, this dropping doesn’t bring anything good for the people that enjoy it and the person that provides it.

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    1. As Reigokai said above.
      World Reformation of Dark God is interesting novel. It’s short compare with Tsuki, but in the long-term, the story will become more better and heavier later on.

      I can’t say much yet since I’m still on chapter 140, but trust me, I wouldn’t suggested this novel to Reigokai if I don’t think this novel is good and worthy of Reigokai-caliber.
      If you feel disappointed with the novel, you can hate me instead Reigokai. 🙂

      Cheers!

      N.B: Maybe Reigokai should post the illustrations from the LN on the actual chapter?
      Just my 2cents XD

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    2. So currently till 110 there are 2 girls, so it’s still a love triangle and not a harem, until the heroine number jumped into 3 it won’t be a harem. But still even if it’s a love triangle or harem, I’ll still read it and I also agree that those who doesn’t like where this is going should just shut up and don’t boastfully say that the’ll drop this novel in the comments as it’s giving a negative impact towards tve new readers.

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      1. Maybe I miscounted but I think there’s 3 girls already from present chap. until 110 (one is a goddess).

        Maybe… if the author adds loli character in the story later, or turns the m.c into a rapist, the ones who dropped this story and brag about it to Reigokai will come back. Bragging again. And cursing the author and translator.

        People are like that.
        Assholes everywhere.

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      2. Right, and those types of people are the reason why Shinsori dropped 100 Goddesses Cheat. Those type should just shut up and move on instead of yapping how they hate the story and telling that the’ll drop it.

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      3. Drill your way to the heavens!

        Maybe I should put a huge drill in front of the truck, and then, rush forward while shouting “Who do you think I am!”

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      4. They’re called Jetman. They came before Power Rangers.
        Yeah. Quite an old stuff. It just shows how old I am…

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      5. I feel like I’ve seen jetman before… though can’t remember the detail, I also remember watching the white robot guy and his white robot dog, and a couple fighting 3 hillarious villains (the female villain fell in love with the male hero) ans they fight using various hillarious animal based robot like mice for example., or the super sentai lookalike but they are based on birds.

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      6. I find myself flashing back to my childhood to the first henshin hero anime I ever watched.

        ….If only I could remember it’s f*cking name because g*ddammit, the ending song is stuck in my head now and it never had an English name for me to search. ;_;

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    3. Chapter 10 and our MC is already groping some bobs… cliche? Maybe. Does it bother me? Not at all ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)­
      Just ignore those people Reigokai. One finds that kind of assholes everywhere sadly, and the best thing to do is ignore then. Keep the good work, please. Love your translations.

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    4. Everyone, trust in Reigo-senpai.

      A story doesn’t need a big harem or less cliches to be good. Even though I wanted Janitor-san, this was proven to be a great choice.

      For those of you mad about this choice, I will pummel you.

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      1. I’m in favor of beating them up, but i understand where this comes from. There are many japanese novels ( would say about 95%) which first 20 chapters are almost the same and with nothing special or even good about them, mostly authors first or second tries on writing. I mostly give novels 30 chapters (or 15 long chapters/a book sometimes) to see of they interesting and/or funny and not just plain stupid but its Reigokai who himself said that many novels are trash and he would not enjoy such a novel so we will trust him on that and with these words thank you for the hard work.

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    5. You see, it’s pretty hard for me to judge my stories because I operate on the admittedly redundant standard of deeming stories good if they have “good stories”.

      If a story interests me, gets me to think, or sends me on satisfying emotional rides, then I like it, no matter what other strings are attached (except possibly NTR. F*ck that sh*t).

      Personally, I’m not a fan of harem. Because harems tend to make a story less satisfying in my opinion due to either painfully unresolved romantic subplots, unrealistically unhealthy relationships, or just plain pandering.
      But the problem is with the effect, and being a harem is merely a potential cause. If the author can somehow make it work, all the more reason to appreciate a work.

      The same goes with clichés. If a cliché is a lazy and uninspired plug-in just because, then of course I don’t like it. If it manages to somehow take the story somewhere meaningful and interesting, then it isn’t a cliché so much as it is a trope-a storytelling device which can be amazing if used proficiently(not to mention some clichés happen a lot because they’re just a realistic portrayal of what would totally happen, like discrimination of demihumans).
      And then there’s taking clichés and turning them on their heads in parody. I love that stuff. It’s not like it’s that hard either, since satire is “just add reality” or “just add exaggeration”.

      The bottom line is, “good stories are good”. Truly, a principle we can all live by.

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    6. And now ladies and gentlemen! It’s time for me to make Reigokai-sama lose his/her(?) (I forgot you gender…) motivation!!! Lets boycott Reigokai-sama’s blog and don’t read anything~ we will drop every novel that Reigokai-sama translate~ muahahaha how about that?!?!?!

      *shortly after… piklicave got beaten up by Reigokai-sama’s protector*

      Ehem… sorry… I’m still a wreck… my admission test is tomorrow… but I am so nervous!!!! Aaaaaaaaagh!!!! Ignoring my pain for a little… thank you for the mind easing read Reigokai-sama! Thx!

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      1. Make Reigokai lose motivation !? Why ?? Curses !
        I didn’t know that you’re this kind of girl, Pikli. I was wrong about you. 😦
        Why did I choose you as my best girl. .*Sigh*.
        …..

        lol
        Joking aside, I really am going to curse you. I curse you ! For your admission test, you’re going to nail it ! Hahahahahaa…. *cough*

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      2. *shocked!*
        N..not a girl? Oh, my bad. It’s a bad habit of mine, thinking that there are girls in the internet. Girls are like a myth in the internet. Still, hoping to find the right girl for a truck like me. Maybe one day. Or maybe never.

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      3. It’s tricky for me to rate this so far, because we haven’t really seen any of the characters really do anything yet.

        That said, Haine is a chill guy(I guess you have to be if you’re cool with being ganged up on and sealed for 1,600 years) and seems intelligent enough. He attempted to not aggravate the recruitment captain and immediately noticed the inherent flaws in the church’s evaluation systems.

        There are no red flags, at least. Not even a shade of orange or yellow, so as far as I can say, promising compared to many other novels out there.

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      4. As much as I love Tsuki ga, I’ll have to refrain from giving it a perfect 10.

        I guess I would give it something like a 9.1-9.5/10, solely because a full 10/10 implies there’s nothing more that can be done to improve the story and I feel like we haven’t even fully dug into its potential yet.

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      5. For me, it’s just a numerical representation of your enjoyment reading a novel, of course tsuki ga is not perfect, what I wanna ask is how much you enjoy tsuki ga if you represent it with numbers. So for me tsuki ga is 10/10. So? How about you?

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      6. Hmm…

        Still about 97/100. Minus points for the painfully vague descriptions at certain points I really wish I could see more details on. The author tells a really really compelling overarching adventure in an interesting world with fantastic characters, but also has a tendency to gloss over “side stuff” like the gorgons making a move on Makoto or Jin’s recent injury beyond “this thing happened”.

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      7. Okay! The case of “Mystery of Psychronia time and job, story of quick responses on the other side of the screen” is CLOSED!!! Good night everybody!

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      8. 8/10.
        We’re still only 10 chap. in, so I’ll give the initial 8 point. To me, it’s quite a good score because I like how the m.c did not dwell in revenge or penance. Even after being sealed, and now placed in the church’s kitchen as ‘Grunt’, he seems happy.
        Well, he just want to see the world. Everything else are sidequest.

        (What kind of Dark God is he? He have sunshine bright personality and even loves cooking!)

        (Now I know why Reigokai say he’s a potato. Guys, we’re going to see a lot more potatoes in this story)
        🙂

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      9. There are two meanings.
        In the internet, calling someone potato is an insult like saying he/she is retarded. That is not the case here.
        Most likely, Reigokai refer to ‘potato skin peeling’. The ‘peel’ conotates ‘feel’, meaning he’s sensitive and feel touched by the comments from readers.

        The novel might even have more scenes of Haine peeling potato…

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    7. Well the story has only begun and there is more to develope. True been told I am a little sad that we are not seeing depth so far, but is varely the beginning, and theres more to explore. So don’t worry Regokai we have faith in your tastes and if you recommend this story then a good reason you have for it. Beside we have been spoiled by Tsuki length of chapters.

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    8. Hello!
      If Reigo, Riazu, or anyone else who has read ahead could answer my following question that would be great: Do the 2 love interests (A and B) have a one-sided love towards the MC or does the MC return those feelings for both A and B, only for A or only for B, or neither? In other words does the MC, evidently and beyond any doubt have feelings for and is, or will be in a relationship with more than one girl? (based on what you have read so far)

      Reason I ask is the way I define a harem is when the MC has open relationships and “feelings” for more than one girl (not when the MC is simply surrounded with girls who he does not love).

      Story seems good so far and if it really does have a harem the way I define it then that’s not much of an issue, I just enjoy the story more without one.

      These are actually my favorite types of stories where the world is a fantasy but there is no summoning from another world involved (minus the harem) so I’ll still be following you all the way on this one. Keep up the good work!

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      1. Yup. 5 chap already.
        A lovable liar, our Reigokai.

        He has talent for politics it seems.
        If he run for President election, well, I can see him winning.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter, I’m hoping that the light goddess reincarnates and searches for the mc, and she’s an ojou-sama. It would be awesome if when she meets him she claims him to be her fiancé. Plus Yandere would be plausible because she waited a loooong amount of years to be with him, so she wouldn’t accept anything or anyone, even him, to get in the way of her love. Keep up the good work 😉

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    1. You… I like how you think. That sounded quite interesting. Maybe, I’ll write something with that as the premise. A yandere Goddess going after her love (a God)

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      1. You will need fitness and strength to endure a yandere’s torture.

        Or if you like torture, 75 minutes workout in the gym is one hell you will get addicted to.

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      1. Reigo san already add color illustration of mc in the first chapter. Btw, thanks for mentioning sono mono. Just start reading that. Any other good title?

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      1. ”” ___
        _l≡_  _ |_   Thanks!!
         (≡ T_T )   Spoil!!!
          (__ヽyゝヽy━・
          /_l:_|
          |LlL

        Don’t tattle on Spoiler-san. Spoiler-san will silence you.

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      1. Raizu, a challenge you to a duel !

        I win, you stop spoiling and never use Spoiler-san’s name again.
        You win, I’ll do what you want.

        Mano o mano.
        Duel?

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      2. Since I’ve just recently…acquired a knife from a yandere, I’m just gonna step in and up the ante on this little duel.

        If truck wins the duel, I’ll stab you and your whole family the next time you spoil. Friends selectively included.
        If you win, I’ll only stab you the next time you spoil. 😀

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  3. Thanks for the translation! I may have read ahead a little bit, google translator style, and I kind of like where this is going. It’s definitively a lot different from Tsuki. Fantasy + technology is always cool.

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  4. Thanks for the translation as always, Reigokai! Seems pretty interesting so far. I’m not sure if I just misread but wasn’t the light goddess the MC’s lover? If so I think it’s kind of suiting for him to be in her church. (also that’d mean she’d be a guaranteed harem member at some point!)

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  5. Thanks for all the chapters Reigokai!
    I know that Haine considers himself a human before than anything else since he reincarnated, but damn, seeing a Dark God worrying because a friend of his, who’s probably the same age as his current self, os going after a 32 year old woman is hilarious XD. I mean, such an age difference should be nothing for him (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜.

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  6. Wow. That broken evaluation system feels believable enough for me to consider it a potential jab at a real system the author knows. No sense at all.

    Hmm. Between the fact that Grades seem super scared of “her” and the fact that she has an absurd Light element score, Karen is seeming more and more suspect as a host of the Light goddess.

    Meanwhile, poor Haine gets left out of everything because he was sealed away and didn’t get a chance to establish his element in this world as a thing.

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    1. Except that if she was a host of the Light Goddess she would have 000 in all elements other than Light and her Light element would need to be at the level of a god.
      I do also feel that the Light Goddess must have had a hand in this matter, but probably more so as a Champion(thus a hero) from which she observes the world and Haine(Entropy) or something like that. Maybe she hears the voice of Inflation, maybe not.

      I shall see(since I’m behind in the chapters and you aren’t).

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  7. uhhh a heroine that is not flustered or bitch-slaps the hero for accidential grabbing her boobs
    nice
    so she is “boob-grab-save”
    ty for the chap
    i get the feeling the element is wholy missing in the world…

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  8. Thanks for the chapters!!!
    Tbh, I don’t understand why people need to complain about a novel, I mean… It just makes things worse for people who enjoy reading it.
    MC will be considered as the “darkness” hero if they ever measured his elements although he IS the god….. Lol
    Idk why but I think it’s going to be the god plus human type of harem(if he ever will have a harem)
    Btw, to people who can read Japanese:
    Is this novel considered easy to read? I just took N5 this year and I realised I have poor reading speed, and was thinking to read this novel in raw. Good idea?

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  9. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I can see the captain hating the hero secretly. Her philosophy is different than his. She owns one of the machines he detested.

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  10. I don’t get it, their civilization is threatened by monsters to the point they are forcefully recruiting people and yet they throw people with other element affinities even if they are strong at it to menial work ? unless those said monsters are imune to other elements i think its really stupid or overlooked by the author(or churches and the religion there is stupid).

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    1. Since the characters themselves have acknowledged that it’s stupid, the most likely explanation is probably that the Gods are jealous AF of each others power and are using Humans as pieces on a game board.

      They were only able to work together when they went up against MC.

      This translates to their respective churches not helping strengthen each other through exchange of recruits, and are instead hoarding whatever resources they acquire.

      After all, the Gods do not care if humans are annihilated. The monsters threatening the Humans were most likely created by the Gods themselves in the first place (or are a result of them sealing MC, making the Darkness element go out of control). It’s only our MC who actually cares about Humans and wanted to nurture them, while the other Gods wanted to make Humans their servants right from the start.

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  11. Just started reading about an hour ago…. I like the way the MC thinks, even though he was a God, he’s not doing anything absurd (except when he was 1 y.o. lol). Living the life like a human do with wisdom of a God. The chara developments is also seems good. Will be waiting for the next ch soon.

    Thx for translating this series, anticipating what’s coming in the future

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  12. This is a fantasy world so there should be Demi-Humans! If there are demi humans then they should and most likely recieve the blessings or darkness-sama! And if there are none then the Monsters that they are probably trying to kill or eliminate are most likely the monsters who worship the dark god. Or just love him and will back down when he arrives

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  13. Thx for the chapter o/
    by the way, i am the only one curious about humans with his (dark) affinity? Since he was there when humanity were created there should be some who had his affinity, yet it seens like none exist nowadays, so they either were hunt to extinction in the past or became the “monsters”. What do you guys think?

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    1. I think all humans have a part of darkness like for any other elements, but since they are unaware of the existence of the 6th element, no measure tool can read it.

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  14. thanks for the chapter

    [Earth: 105] [Water: 130] [Light: 128] [Fire: 214] [Wind: 309]
    total 886
    since darkness isn’t mesured, what if they all have 1000 of total (entirely speculation, but it sound close) making him darkness:114 ?
    what if people with very low stats everywhere have in fact a big darkness affinity?

    “…I didn’t tell you to grab my boobs.” (Karen)
    Haine: hmm, that smoothness, slighty cold, and very hard; it’s a nice steel plate.

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  15. I’m betting that the “ethereal energy” is actually Dark element, which would be one reason why this church (and probably all of them) are so against using any technology that is based on it.

    Of course, they can’t come out and say it’s Dark element, without opening a can of worms of there actually being 6 Gods who created the world.

    The question is, do those at the top of the church know the truth, or are they also being kept in the dark (Heh) by the Gods, simply being told that ethereal energy is a no-no.

    My current hypothesis, based on many other stories with similar fantasy settings, is that the monsters are the result of the Dark element running amok after the one who was supposed to regulate it was sealed away. Sometimes the element would concentrate in large amounts around a living creature, displacing the other elements, thus transforming said creature into a “monster”. (MC did say all living creatures need a good balance of all 6 elements.)

    In many cases, the element would be so concentrated it would form a crystal core. This is now used as a power source for machines that run on ethereal energy.

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    1. they are kept in the dark by keeping the dark away from them. nice one.

      so, if I understood, what you mean is the ethereal is taking the energy from the 5 elements, leaving a huge mass of dark that is unknown to them forming monster because of unbalancing.
      that seem plausible

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  16. This is certainly entertaining. It’s rare that I get the feeling of “wanting more” but this webnovels seems to do it for me.
    Thank you for translating these.

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  17. what I what to know is the strenght of the gods.
    for now, I will suppose they are all equal.
    because all we know is that entropy fought alone against 5 gods and lost. but that doesn’t give many intel on their strength. all we can conclude is that entropy isn’t stronger than the 5 other god united.
    for all we know he could just be a lone guy attacking 5 dude at the same time knowing he would loose.

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  18. Thanks for the chapter. I was kind of confuse about the vehicles because I thought they run on wheels does this mean that all of the vehicles have the ability to fly or is it just not all of them? I surprised that world like that has not thought up using the trade system with their fellow members. Like trade Frost for another member of the church of Wind for someone with high ability in light. Or it might come later.

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    1. Wheel on wheel? Doesn’t make sense.
      I’d rather use a fist. Mano o mano.

      Of course, my ‘fist’ is iron and steel.

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      1. Then that’s essentially not mano o mano y’know? Not that it involves me or anything but good luck with your brawl~ I’ll wish for your save return…

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  19. Guys, I … I think I’m going to … change career. Reigokai have explicitly told us that Truck have no part in this story.
    I guess I don’t have much say in that since I’m just freeloading (or free parking ?) in this site. There is no use for a big Truck here anymore.
    I was thinking that I should let go the Truck and change to a smaller vehicle.

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  20. This novel really seems to be promising.
    But my biggest concerns are the MC and the story.
    Is the MC going to be a pushover passive beta guy like in Death March or Tsuki ga that only wants to chill his life where “he is op” is the only interisting thing on him or is he different ?

    And the second concern is if the story is going to a type of slice of life direction where the focus lies more on food and sightseeing than continuing the plot.

    Another concern would be the harem thing. I have no problem with harems as long as it doesn’t become a main point of the novel.
    2 love interests are okay but not if I have to read about their undying love in every chapter.

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    1. Forgot to mention one big thing.
      Is “I love the MC” going to be the only thing that defines the love interests or do they have a personality ?

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  21. At least this somehow the tech in this world advances by utilizing magic instead of taking for granted, unlike isekai novels that seem to be stuck in the medieval age.

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      1. Maybe take for granted is not the right phrase so I’ll rephrase

        People(human,elves,etc.) from isekai novels relies so much on magic that their tech department is non-existent or improving at a very sloooooooooooooooooooooow rate than from Earth

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  22. I just wanted you to know that there is a broke student in a third world country that loves you!
    Thank you for making life less stressful for all of us

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  23. The Monster Threat appearance seems impending!
    MC kidnapped from his potato peeling duty!
    Grabbing the cute heroine’s boobs while boarding the ethereal flying bike!
    Events are definitely preceeding
    Thanks for the chapter

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  24. “let’s leave it aside for now” what’s with that blatant foreshadowing? And it’s not just once.
    There are still a few ways to foreshadow besides saying those words.

    Am I not a genious → genius.

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  25. …It occurs ot me that Inflation may have chosen to reincarnate like Entropy did. That’d be Karen. Going by arc didn’t, maybe they all did.

    Tho, why the hell are you sending a newbie to fight monsters.

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