WM – Chapter 85: Sakurai Ryosuke’s memory

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-Sakurai Ryosuke Reminisces-

If I remember correctly, it was when we were in our third year of elementary school.

After school finished, we would usually gather.

A group of five people, with 3 boys and 2 girls.

There was me and Takatsuki-kun in that group.

Takatsuki and I who lived close by were always the first ones to arrive.

“That’s not it. Sakurai-kun always rang my intercom every time. Even though I wanted to stay home.” (Makoto)

“Really?” (Sakurai)

I feel like that’s true.

“In the first place, I always said that I would go if I can, right? There was one time when I was playing a newly released game…” (Makoto)

“…You haven’t changed much from middle school, Takatsuki-kun.” (Aya)

Takatsuki-kun was feeling slightly awkward speaking about the past, and Sasaki-san was smiling wryly.

Well, anyways, we were a group of neighbors that gathered pretty often.

On clear weekdays, we would play outside.

On rainy days, we would play in someone’s house.

That’s how we passed our everyday.

One day, there was an old man who told us he would give us candy.

He was all smiles as he spoke to us.

At some point in time, he showed up in the small park we would often play in.

His appearance was normal, and didn’t look suspicious.

He looked like a really kind old man.

“Here, I will give this to you energetic kids.” 

He would always have a variety of candies.

At first, I thought it was suspicious, but he said that he was walking his dog, and when we saw the cute pomeranian, the girls loosened their guard.

The dog was so cute that, by the time we noticed, playing with the small dog and the old man had become a daily thing.

We didn’t think too deeply about it.

“Suspicious.” (Aya)

“Yeah, can’t say anything for certain though…” (Fuji)

Sasaki-san and Fujiwara-kun were showing doubt. 

Takatsuki-kun was listening with his chin resting on one hand.

He hasn’t forgotten, right?

It was fun for a while thinking that a cute small dog had become a part of our play partners. 

And then…something happened.

The old man that was always smiling…was different that day.

He didn’t bring the usual little dog.

But we weren’t wary.

It was a small park with apartment buildings surrounding it.

He told us he would give us candy and we followed.

When we were in the shadows of the trees at a place that’s hard for the surroundings to see, the man showed his true nature.

“True nature?” (Aya)

“Eh? Could it be…” (Fuji)

“Yeah, he was a degenerate that aimed for young girls.” (Sakurai)

“No…” (Fuji)

Sasaki-san and Fujiwara-kun frown.

That man suddenly punched Takatsuki-kun, me, and the boys to shut us up.

He tried to take off the clothes of the scared girls.

“N-No way.” (Chris)

The Makkaren noble, Chris-san, was holding the hand of the rabbit-eared woman slightly scared.

“It was the first time I had been punched by an adult stranger. It hurt and it was scary. But I thought I couldn’t let this continue, so I tried to face him.” (Sakurai)

“W-Wow, you have courage, Sakurai-kun.” (Aya)

Sasaki-san was surprised.

“But if it is the Light Hero-sama, there should be no problem, right?” (Nina)

The girlfriend of Fujiwara-kun called Nina-san tilted her head in confusion.

“In our world, I was no Hero no nothing, just a plain powerless child. Me and the one other boy were, in the end, beaten up by the degenerate.” (Sakurai)

It was mortifying.

We trusted a man like this. I cursed our stupidity for unsuspectingly following him.

My friends were punched, and the girls were crying. 

In this situation where we could do nothing…

“Couldn’t you just shout real loud?”, Sasaki-san asks.

“We tried to call for help, in a really loud voice. The girls were crying loud too. But the park has children playing around to begin with, and children making a ruckus is an usual thing. No one came to our rescue.” (Sakurai)

“What a bold crime this was…” (Fujiwara)

It really was.

Using a small dog to lower our vigilance, and using a blindspot in the middle of the city to commit his crime.

I wasn’t told in detail, but he might have been a recurrent criminal. 

“Eh? And Makoto? What happened to Makoto?” (Lucy)

“…”

The red haired elf, Lucy-san, shook the shoulder of Takatsuki-kun.

Takatsuki-kun must be remembering that time, his eyebrows were furrowed.

It is rare to see him make that face.

“And so, and so?” (Aya)

Sasaki-san urges me to continue.

“I thought we were done for. My whole body was in pain from all the punching, and I couldn’t shout in my state either. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what was going to happen, but my body was trembling in fear. The other boy lost consciousness. It was despairing.” (Sakurai)

At that moment…

Pang!

We certainly heard a strange sound.

The degenerate didn’t hear it.

His concentration was directed on the scared girls.

At the moment when he stretched that vicious hand of his…

Pang, pang, pang, pang!

That strange sound resonated consecutively.

“Not even 1 minute after, the people in all the apartment buildings around came out. Moreover, the police too. We didn’t know what was happening.” (Sakurai)

“““???”””

Fujiwara-kun, Sasaki-san, and Saki were making dumbfounded expressions.

Maybe I jumped way too much?

“Uhm, I don’t understand well, but…” (Lucy)

Lucy-san, Nina-san, and Chris-san were making troubled expressions.

“Takatsuki-kun, what did you do?” (Aya)

Sasaki-san asks Takatsuki-kun to explain.

He said in a bad mood.

“…Even if I shouted, no one would come help us, so I created a situation that forced them to come.” (Makoto)

He explained, excluding what he did.

“What do you mean by that?” (Fuji)

“In the time when we were distracting him, Takatsuki-kun broke the windows of the first floor apartment buildings close by, and caused a ruckus.” (Sakurai)

I concluded.

“““Eh?””” 

Saki, Fujiwara-kun, and Sasaki-san once again opened their mouths wide.

Takatsuki-kun had a bitter expression.

Why?

“…If you break windows, help comes?” (Chris)

Chris-san made a questioning look.

A person not of our world would make that kind of reaction.

“In our world, one broken window makes quite the uproar. It is a peaceful city with no monsters after all.” (Makoto)

Takatsuki-kun says in a mutter.

“Takatsuki-kun, it wasn’t just one. You broke ALL the windows of the apartments close by.” (Sakurai)

This was something I learned about later though.

I was surprised at how he could do that without hesitation.

“Huh…but how? Were there rocks just lying around for use? The area around the apartment buildings Takatsuki-kun lives in are well-maintained and don’t even have small rocks lying around, right?” (Aya)

Sasaki-san has gone to the apartment of Takatsuki-kun? 

Takatsuki-kun made a displeased expression at that question and said…

“…I carried them around. A whole lot of iron balls to break windows.” (Makoto)

“““……..Huh?”””

Sasaki-san, Fujiwara-kun, and Saki look at Takatsuki-kun.

Yeah, that shocked me too when I heard it.

Takatsuki-kun begins speaking with a pout.

“…At that time, I was into western games. There was a game where a whole lot of police officers would gather when the main character rampaged in the city. In that game, you shot guns and threw grenades, but that’s impossible in Japan, right? I thought that, instead of that, I could, you know…break the windows of private houses. I wanted to test how many police officers would gather.” (Makoto)

“That’s why you were carrying stuff around to break glass?” (Aya)

Sasaki-san said in admiration. 

“I thought there would be a time when I would get a chance to try it out… A cute prank of a grade schooler, don’t you think?” (Makoto)

Takatsuki-kun says sulky.

“Cute…is it?” (Fuji)

Fujiwara-kun was confused.

“Takatsuki-kun, gamer brain…” (Aya)

“Shut up, Sa-san. It is a dark past of mine! After that, I was scolded a whole lot by my teacher and my parents!” (Makoto)

Takatsuki-kun held his head and shouted ‘Agh!’.

Aah, I see.

That did happen.

He said he was dissatisfied that he was scolded.

“But thanks to that we were saved.” (Sakurai)

“Yeah! Even though it was my quick wittedness at work here, the next day, the heroes were Sakurai-kun and the other boy! I had to write 20 pages of apology! That’s not fair.” (Makoto)

“Aah, is that so. By the way, how many windows did you break?” (Aya)

Sasaki-san asks as if sympathizing. 

Takatsuki-kun grinned at that question.

“Number destroyed: 11. Accuracy: 90%. Quite good, don’t you think? I wrote that in my apology.” (Makoto)

“You didn’t reflect at all!” (Aya)

“I was scolded even more. Wonder why.” (Makoto)

“Are you an idiot?!” (Aya)

Takatsuki-kun and Sasaki-san were doing a comedy routine there. 

It has been a while since I have spoken to Takatsuki-kun this much. It is fun.

He really doesn’t change.

He walks to his own tune, always talking about games.

He is the same as in the past.

Memories of those times flow back to me.

“That just now was in our 3rd year of elementary school. Next is at our 4th…” (Sakurai)

“Sakurai-kun! How about we stop talking about the past?!” (Makoto)

He hurriedly poured alcohol to the glass that’s in front of me. 

I am a non-drinker though…

But I don’t want to refuse the alcohol that Takatsuki-kun poured for me.

“Now, drink drink.” (Makoto)

Takatsuki-kun offers me the drink.

It has been a while since I have been able to relax and talk to Takatsuki-kun like this.

I take the glass of alcohol offered to me, and gulp it down in one go.

-Takatsuki Makoto POV-

“…Zzzzz.” 

Sakurai-kun fell asleep with one glass.

Eh? Is Sakurai-kun hella weak to alcohol?

Doesn’t the Light Hero have immunity to abnormal status effects?

“Ryosuke is an abstainer. Also, the Sun Goddess’s Divine Protection weakens at night, so he ends up drunk.” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san explains.

“Heeh, is that so. That’s unexpected.” (Aya)

Sa-san pokes the cheek of Sakurai-kun.

He certainly isn’t showing signs of waking up.

“It was a drink offered by Takatsuki-kun, so I think he must have forced himself to drink it.” (Saki)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

Really?

Hmm, I shouldn’t have pushed that hard.

Was that alcohol harassment? 

But if I left it like that, I felt like he would speak about all my dark past…

“But Sakurai-dono seems to be tired. I felt that when I met him before too though.” (Fuji)

“Really, Danna-sama?” (Nina)

“Yeah, he looks slightly worn out.” (Fuji)

Ooh, I didn’t notice at all.

Fuji-yan has good eyes.

Hearing this, Yokoyama-san makes a weary expression.

“Ryosuke is the light hero, right? In this world, he is called the reincarnation of the Savior, and they have their hopes placed on him. He became the fiancee of Noel-sama that’s next for the throne. There was a time when the first prince and second prince gave him poisoned food or tried to curse him. He has been attacked by assassins a lot of times.” (Saki)

“““……”””

We were at a loss for words.

What difficulty.

Sakurai-kun had it quite hard…

“But…” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san furrowed her brows slightly. 

“Because of the Divine Protection ‘The Sun Goddess Althena’s Favour’, Ryosuke is immune to poison and curses. Even when attacked by 10 assassins, he can defeat them with his bare hands. In the first place, he doesn’t get even a scratch from those. Moreover, when he bathes in the sunlight, all wounds are healed. Isn’t that unfair?” (Saki)

“““…Yeah…”””

Oi oi oi. 

Ain’t he invincible?! 

Is there someone who can defeat Sakurai-kun in this world?

“Well, it would be bad if he were attacked at night, so we knights protect him in shifts though.” (Saki)

I see.

In the day he is the invincible Hero, but it would be dangerous if he were attacked at night.

“Now that I think about it, you are also engaged to Sakurai-kun, isn’t that right, Saki-chan?” (Aya)

Sa-san asks nonchalantly.

“Yeah, both Eri and I.” (Saki)

“I-I see. Doesn’t it bother you?” (Aya)

Sa-san was making a slightly complicated expression.

“Yeah, at first.” (Saki)

Her kind gaze when looking at Sakurai-kun had the beauty of a wife.

“Ryosuke is engaged to more than 20 people. Moreover, all of them are numbered. I am 18 and Eri is 17. I ended up not caring anymore.” (Saki)

“W-Wow.” “Twenty…” 

Lucy and Sa-san say in surprise.

A harem of 20, huh.

Is he a king?

Aah, he is engaged to a Princess, right.

“But Ryosuke doesn’t look like he is having fun at all. Cause, in order to leave a descendant of the Light Hero, he was ordered by the King to make as many children as possible. He would spend every night with a woman he hasn’t met for long, and there’s no time for him to relax. At day he has to put order to a knight division of more than hundreds.” (Saki)

“…He wouldn’t be able to rest his heart like that.” (Fuji)

Fuji-yan says in pity.

When hearing it like that, it certainly doesn’t sound like an envying situation.

The best probably would be like Fuji-yan with 2 wives.

I have zero though.

“That’s why he can relax when he is together with old acquaintances like me and Eri. In the past, I didn’t get along with Eri fighting over Ryosuke, but right now we are like comrades in arms.” (Saki)

“Is that so…” (Aya)

Sa-san makes a complicated expression.

Lucy was listening to Yokoyama-san as if impressed.

“Hey, Takatsuki-kun.” (Saki)

The number one beauty of our class looks straight at me.

When we were in class together, she didn’t call my name in this way.

“What?” (Makoto)

I answered naturally.

“Ryosuke may be asked for help a lot, but he himself doesn’t have anyone he can rely on.” (Saki)

“Really?” (Makoto)

“Ah, that’s true. Sakurai-kun is always the leader after all.” (Aya)

Sa-san agrees to the words of Yokoyama-san.

Now that she mentions it, yeah…

A group would always be made with him at the center.

People would gather around him.

“That’s why him getting saved in the past by you left such a big impression on him. At that time when you helped him in Laberintos with Monarch Magic to defeat the Taboo Dragons, he said he was really happy.” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san chuckles.

“He said: ‘Takatsuki-kun really does help me out in ways I can’t even imagine’.” (Saki)

“…I-I see.” (Makoto)

No, it was a coincidence.

The Laberintos Spirits were just very cooperative.

“Help him out again, okay?” (Saki)

“…Yeah, got it.” (Makoto)

Guess I should help out an old friend of mine in what I can.

“Ryosuke seemed to be having fun today.” (Saki)

Yokoyama-san brushes the hair of Sakurai-kun as she laughs.

“It seems he actually wanted you to enter the Sun Knights, Takatsuki-kun. But you have become the Hero of Rozes, so he can’t invite you anymore, which made him sad.” (Saki)

“I-I see…” (Makoto)

Sakurai-kun was serious?! 

I won’t join the army…wait, Heroes are in a sense from the army, huh.

“Then, Ryosuke has fallen asleep, so we will be going now, okay?” (Saki)

Saying this, Yokoyama-san princess carries Sakurai-kun.

Seeing the slender Yokoyama-san carry Sakurai-kun so easily, it does make me think that this really is an Isekai.

“Meet with Ryosuke again, okay?” (Saki)

After saying this, she left.

“Sakurai-kun and Saki-chan are having it tough, don’t they…?” (Aya)

“Being the Light Hero-sama is tough, huh…” (Lucy)

Sa-san and Lucy saw them off in worry.

The atmosphere has gotten sullen here.

“Takki-dono, how about next time we are the ones who go meet them?” (Fuji)

Yeah, that’s true.

Last time and this time, they were the ones who came to us.

“Let’s bring souvenirs when we go hang out.” (Makoto)

Just like in the past, in a lighthearted manner.

The members are completely different from that time in 3rd year of elementary school, but this kind of stuff doesn’t sound bad.

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77 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 85: Sakurai Ryosuke’s memory

    1. ““Takatsuki-kun, it wasn’t just one. You broke ALL the windows of the apartments close by.” (Sakurai)”
      I knew it…
      XD…

      “I wanted to test how many police officers would gather.” (Makoto)”
      What a Brave Fellow…
      XD…

      ““Number destroyed: 11. Accuracy: 90%. Quite good, don’t you think? I wrote that in my apology.” (Makoto)”
      Aaaaand he boasting about it, proudly…
      XD…

      His burden quite heavy…
      >.<…

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      1. I was bothered that at these exact numbers he would have to shoot 12.2 times. Makoto seems like he’d rather use the exact number 😛

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      2. Hahahahaha! This is why Takki-dono is amazing!

        And man! He actually was a hero indeed! I mean seriously! He did the only thing he could to actually get them out of the situation. It seems he is used to being the underpowered and being on the back Foot ability wise.

        And now we know why he loves the hero becoming demon lord route, it already happened to him. I wonder who the other friends were? Maybe they moved away after it all happened to try to be safe/safer but I wonder if they remained together afterwards.

        Takki-dono and Sasan seem perfect as a comedy routine!

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  2. He saved them, with Vandalism!
    20 women? No wonder Great White Sage said he tasted the worst. That blood is totally tainted!
    What do you mean you have Zero? I count at least five! Though that vampire wants her juice bar intact.
    Glad to see Sakurai really treasures his “friendship” with Makoto. Hope the dude reciprocates.

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  3. Its pretty sweet that their relationship is old friends relying on each other, well on Sakurai-san’s part that is. I thought maybe, just maybe sakurai-san was hoping for sakuto ship to sail, but I would’ve not like for that myself…maybe…question mark. Anyone out thre hoping for a sakuto ship?

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  4. “…At that time, I was into western games. There was a game where a whole lot of police officers would gather when the main character rampaged in the city. In that game, you shot guns and threw grenades, but that’s impossible in Japan, right?”

    Oi Makoto, are you talking about GTA?

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  5. So He wrote his score on the apology letters, I would have written 20 times: “next time I see a degenerate attacking a little girl I will do as the police told me and just let him do his business in peace” because that’s pretty much what they did

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  6. Thanks for the update! And damn Makoto might really be one of the few that allow Sakurai to act his age, since unlike everyone else who seems to put him on a pedestal or alter, Makoto just looks at him like anyone else, someone troublesome thats coming to disturb his rest time~ Hope we get a scene in the future where Sakurai seems like hes about to break under the pressure of the Sun kingdom, and its makoto who saves him from falling into despair~ Really enjoying these two~

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  7. Although late thanks for the chapter l. i’m quite suspicious with the sage i think her saying only a virgin taste good and she can only taste human blood is really a way to make sure makoto is virgin and she just want to taste makoto blood

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  8. Does the king realize by putting Sakurai on a pedestal he stabbed both his children and all his loyal knights in the back, right? He does realize this is how civil wars start, correct

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    1. Why would his loyal knights be stabbed in the back? Don’t forget here that all the top brass know that the Great Demon Lord is reviving within the next few years. Also that the Hero of Light has huge popularity amongst the people. Having Sakurai and Noel, who is the Light Oracle, wed would be a gigantic boost to the morale of all the human kingdoms especially if Sakurai has a kid with her and their kid will inherit the throne. The only people getting fucked over here are his sons,

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    2. I think because history and Sakurai proved that the light hero is OP is what made people follow the king’s order and prevented a civil war.

      With how the previous light hero became king, Sakurai becoming the next king is already certain. Unless the people realized that it is flawed, they will believe that Sakurai is destined for the position.

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  9. “Number destroyed: 11. Accuracy: 90%. Quite good, don’t you think? I wrote that in my apology.” (Makoto)
    “You didn’t reflect at all!” (Aya)
    “I was scolded even more. Wonder why.” (Makoto)
    “Are you an idiot?!” (Aya)

    LOL No wonder got manga!!!!!!

    “Oi oi oi.
    Ain’t he invincible?!
    Is there someone who can defeat Sakurai-kun in this world?”
    He should be able to defeat him for example make dense clouds or make a storm and cover the light of the sun or fight close to the sea and drag him under until the light doesnt reach.

    And Noah didnt tell yet which is her autorithy so maybe she have space/ time related divinity? Or is she the godess of the moon maybe?

    Thanks for the new chapters!!!

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    1. I’m not sure about that, and i don’t remember much.
      In my personal opinion, maybe the golem monster from before (was it? Once again i forgot) that is an Ally of Noah could be the clue to what her specialty is? I mean, like what material is he made of or what skills/specialty does he have?

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      1. “…We Titans serve the Titan Gods. If you are the believer of Noah-sama, you are as good as family.”
        It sounds like Noah is Titan god but i am not sure if it is a other wolrd version of pre-Olympian gods. After all they told before the king of the new gods is Jupiter the roman god ?(Zeus version in the greek)

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  10. Well it was funny that Makoto wrote his score and accuracy percentage in his letter. Though he probably should’ve throw the iron balls at the guy instead.

    Engaged to 20? And ordered to spend a night with a new girl every day? Fuck is wrong with the king? Could Sakurai even get it up after all that? At least give him some time to rest. Also does that mean he’s already done it with Princess Noel? I don’t think you would normally be allowed to have sexual relations with the princess before any actual marriage. And I don’t think she would very much appreciate her father essentially trying to whore her out to Sakurai. She doesn’t really seem like she has any romantic feelings for him in the first place.

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    1. She either already does it with him or not, the author deliberately made it ambiguously. That way if he later decides to make her joining Makoto’s harem, then he can pull the royal family rule about not letting them having sex before marriage, while the king still forces Sakurai to have sex with his other fiancées.

      You know how Japs are really furious with purity, right? That’s just a safe shit to cope with if the fans somehow like her. There is that isekai where the author decided to stop writing his story because he had fans’ favourite girl non-virgin and that made some of autists raged on him. Well he already said she was a ninja and her jobs were mostly becoming spy in any places including in red light district, but it still doesn’t save him from the excuse according to them. So yeah, it’s better to keep her v-card ambiguously.

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  11. The Laberintos Spirits were just very cooperative.
    “Help him out again, okay?” (Saki)
    “…Yeah, got it.” (Makoto)
    Really what a face, does she forgot how she and the other stupid girl didnt wanted him to tag alone??

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    1. I get the feeling it is being saved for later. More dark history to uncover. I wonder what Takki-dono will do to try to hide/keep secret his dark past. Maybe try to have Sakurai get drunk again. Only for Sa-san to stop him and Lucy to prompt Sakurai to continue whilst Sa-san holds Takki-dono back.

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  12. Thanks for the chapter!

    How did Makoto saved Sakurai and the gang the second time in the 4th grade heh, i wonder.
    Also, Sakurai-kun told to mate with more than 20 women? What is wrong with the King there?
    And Makoto, don’t be dense and you’ll get 3 wives already xD though of course that Great Sage-sama would prefer him to be as dense as always

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    1. What about Noah and Mary?

      Noah has to be the first wife, she is gunning for it full throttle.

      Mary had her eyes on Takki-dono first but I don’t know if she is after him as a husband or as more of a conquest per se.

      Yup. Lucy and Sa-san seem to have taken something away from Saki and Eri, they may well become allies in this context. Yay! I wonder how they will approach Sofia-hime about this…

      Does anyone else think Takki-dono will get more harem candidates? I hope he does.

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  13. It seems Makoto was playing GTA all this time, i wonder what was his last ranking in the online mode. 😀

    Sakurai was being depleted by several high class woman every night it seems.
    All he have to do was lie in the bed and wait until he was depleted.

    I know someone in another Isekai that at first he was so aggressive that the woman calls for reinforcement and is ok to make a harem because she can;t endure the attack and aggressiveness of the MC. Then, the reinforcement came and said the same thing. Then another reinforcement was invited and they were very satisfied. Another reinforcement came, and then came again, and then another batch came in, until the time MC was teary to his pet every morning feeling depleted and with mental strain…

    The latest action of that MC would be, instead of one by one, he was attacked several at once at night… More tears for MC

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  14. Being a hero sounds like a pain. This chapter does a good job in developing the characters and there relationships. It also delves into makotos dark past which is fun.

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  15. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    Next thing we know, Makoto could be coming with a subjugation request for a strong monster, and Sakurai jumping at it while thinking (A week break! Wouhou!)! x)
    Hence Makoto becoming unpopular for stealing the hero. ^^
    And maybe the Great Sage sent Sakurai in a difficult request in order for him to take a break from all these sleepless nights?

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  16. Thank you very much Reigokai Sensei for all your wonderful work!

    And here we have it! Sakurai is an actual good nice guy! I am very happy that my hopes were confirmed. But bless him he has it tough! And Saki and Eri. (Who ever wants to be numbers 17 & 18 in anything? Let alone in love!)

    Oooh boy! Takki-dono really did save them and did something Sakurai couldn’t do. And a real major save as well! And done in such a typical Takki-dono fashion!

    Love how it was a cute grade schooler prank in his mind and no one else’s. Except Sa-san maybe.

    [“Takatsuki-kun, gamer brain…” (Aya]

    That made me laugh so much! But not as much as

    [“Number destroyed: 11. Accuracy: 90%. Quite good, don’t you think? I wrote that in my apology.” (Makoto)

    “You didn’t reflect at all!” (Aya)

    “I was scolded even more. Wonder why.” (Makoto)

    “Are you an idiot?!” (Aya)]

    Hahahaha! He hasn’t changed! He really does have a gamer brain. Plus he seems to have a naturally dense streak but about what I don’t know, the denseness is itself dense.

    I can’t wait to find out about what happened in their 4th year!

    Also Takki-dono, please help out Sakurai when you can. Don’t act like a stranger anymore. It is somewhat sad that you felt like you couldn’t hang around with him anymore and distances yourself.

    It is slightly saddening that Sakurai isn’t himself a secret gamer or something. You know a sports gamer or similar. Oh well that is fine. This was still good.

    Poor Sakurai. That whole breeding program doesn’t seem to be his choice at all. Don’t judge him so harshly Extremely Scary, Extremely Powerful, Baba Yaga Sage-sama… maybe I should just call her EX-Baba Yaga.

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  17. Thanks for the chapter.
    So Makoto didn’t really dislike Sakurai, he just try to run away from his dark past…
    And 11 windows broken out of 12, nice !

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  18. Guys check this out. If you were in Sakurai’s position, would you just accept all that?

    He is being bred like an animal, and they even tried to kill him. In his position, I would have said: “Fine I get it, I’ll leave. I’ll give you the same treatment when the Demon King appears”
    “Also, you want my semen?, That’ll be 100kg of gold per drop motherfuckers. I’m not a literal stallion you can just breed”

    He doesn’t need them, THEY need him. He shouldn’t be putting up with all that shit.

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    1. His options are more limited than that, they are providing him, with a place to live, means to survive and mosnters to slain so he can increase his lifespan, not to mention that if he goes to another country, wich assurences he has that they won’t ask the same from him?? It would be nice if he could just do as he wishes but it isn’t so simple.

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      1. He has the possibility to work as an adventurer and live as a free man. Just like Makoto before becoming the water hero. Doesn’t he?

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      2. No he can’t, he is to valuable for anyone just to leave him be, Makoto pulled it off because he was weak and no one was interesrted enough in him to care for what he does and with whom, Sakurai isn’t. If he quits, then someone somewhere will plan to eliminate him because he is to powerfull to have as an adversary. Any adventure guikd he goes to will be pressured by the goverment or royalty of that place to convince him to work for the goverment at some point, directly or indirectly. Not to mention all of the scham adventures that would want to form a party with him with secret intentions or things like that.

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    2. Politics are kinda like that, I find. The powerful in theory tend to have little power against the system.

      That said, he should have some pretty strong bargaining power just by threatening to leave at all, so I could see him making them back off.

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    1. In that case, you would have to factor the strength of a child in it. Makoto isn’t the physical type. He carried them around (minimum of 12), so they are most definitely small in size. A few hits from iron balls won’t knock him out.
      Judging from the distance he would require to deal decent damage, one single dash from the adult would close the distance and it would be over.
      What Makoto did was most likely the most effective way to deal with it, and the fact that police and many people gathered made it impossible for the criminal to escape.
      It was checkmate for that scum.

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      1. i am not questioning the effectiveness of his strategy, but those were hits capable of breaking windows, and from enough distance as not to be caught, one or two in the head can be pretty damaging

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  19. Well damn. I was expecting bullies or a dog or something, not a straight-up pedophile. Good job, Takki, you gamer-brain.

    Fuck those adults that scolded you for it and praised Sakurai though. He was brave, but the one who kept a level head was the one that saved them. If the adults want him to take responsibility for breaking the windows, then they should take responsibility for ignoring the screams of children first.

    Geez though. The Light Hero is being used as breeding stock? I feel pretty bad for him now. No wonder his blood tastes awful.

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