Hey guys, Reigokai here!
I have some big news to make.
First of all, as you have noticed, release frequency has changed -and I plan to keep it that way until I finish the extra chapters of Tsuki.
The reason for this is because…I will be going to USA for 2 months and a half in a week.
I have been given free time for preparation, which I will be using to release chapters like a madman! My plan is to finish the remaining extras. Though I have heard that the last released extra chapter is about Tomoki. If that’s the case, I won’t be translating that one until more extras come out afterwards. Don’t wanna leave the extras with a Tomoki centric chapter.
—On a different note, I have decided on a new story!
I actually had quite the good amount of candidates this time around.
But I had 3 really good candidates. I won’t be saying the names since they have too few chapters translated to appreciate the story properly. I simply don’t like getting bite-sized meals and not getting another meal for an indefinite amount of time.
Within those, I have decided on one!
It is actually the one I previously mentioned before about a guy named Makoto who has been repeatedly summoned to isekais.
Don’t misunderstand. I did read good stories and it was a close battle, but this one still pulled me the most in the few chapters I read.
I will leave you the summary here, and after that, I will give some short thoughts of mine:
QualiA – Simply wanting to meet you once more
In the summer when I was 16 years old, I was summoned to another world as a hero.
After that, a psychic, an alchemist, a sage, spirit mage, Demon Lord —being summoned by many other worlds, I repeated a lot of meetings and partings.
Lives I could save; lives I couldn’t save.
Hatred, sadness, happiness; with many things mixed, I recklessly pushed through.
And then, at the seventh parallel world summoning, I was dragged in a hero summoning.
Being summoned into Rivadeil, I wish for a peaceful life as an [Ordinary Citizen <Monster>]
——But his wish wasn’t fulfilled at all.
He was dragged into it this time around, so he was thinking of passing this one half-heartedly, but he was dragged into trouble right from the start.
The truth of the hero summoning, the disease of the king; dragged into the rampant darkness of the kingdom, by the time he noticed, he was turning into a central figure.
As he watched over the summoned heroes from the shadows and under the sun, he complained as he resolved the problems that he was dragged into.
And so, new encounters bring forth new enemies, and the tragedy repeats.
This is a story of a pitiful ‘toy’ that had its fate distorted by a god, and to bring back what he has lost…
Old title of this story was: Hero? No, I am simply an ordinary citizen (monster)
—Okay, now, for my own input.
This is an opinion based on reading 30 chapters, meaning, please take this with a grain of salt.
Story has a heavy seinen tone. I would say it is heavier than that of Tsuki. Politics play a big role here, but there’s also a good amount of character interaction that is pretty refreshing. It goes pretty in depth with the world and its workings.
I will begin with the protagonist. As the protagonist has been in 7 summonings already, he is incredibly aware of flags including romantic ones. He is powerful, but he is by no means the most powerful being which will be hinted in later chapters. Regarding his personality, I will leave it to you readers to build an image of him as you read.
In terms of antagonist. As you have read in the summary, the main antagonist will most likely be a God. Though, there are also others, who are not strong but are the crafty type.
About the other characters. The actual heroes are 1 guy and 3 girls. The guy hero is the very representation of a newbie summoned protagonist of an isekai. But the growth is handled in a realistic way (from where I have read). The other 3 girls, one is the childhood friend of the guy and the other two are actually old acquaintances of the main protagonist. They won’t be the asshole archetypes. They genuinely worry for the main protagonist. We will most likely be seeing the growth of a zero to hero from the guy and the girls.
This is all I can say without entering spoiler territory. I found it an interesting read, and I hope you guys will also do.
Thanks for the many recommendations that I got, I had a lot of fun reading them and cracking my head in which one I should choose.
—With that said, another important thing I have to announce.
Now you guys know about me going to USA for 2 and a half months and are probably asking ‘But Reigokai! Does that mean you will not be releasing for 2 and a half months?!’
The answer is no.
It won’t be a repeat of the last time where I had left for around 3 months without updates.
I will be using my cellphone or laptop whenever I get the chance to translate. I will most likely be using the cellphone more to translate, which I am not too adept on. I get a debuff of halved typing speed and comfiness.
Because of the nature of this trip, there won’t be an established schedule until I return. So I would recommend some way to get notified of updates like novelupdates, since the releases will probably be pretty erratic.
—End of the announcements.
Damn, that was a lot to cram.
To end this, I would like to once again thank the people that recommended stories. Also, for the ones that don’t know, I had a story I wanted to translate after finishing WR, which is named ‘Demon Lord, Retry!’, but it got taken before I got the chance to which is a shame and also a great thing. Definitely give that story a try, it is a fun read.
I would also like to extend my gratitude towards all the readers that have been sticking with me and the ones who have supported me in many ways. Thanks a lot! I literally wouldn’t be here without the support of everyone!
I am looking forward to seeing you again in the next isekai journey!