DCFM – Chapter 002: Tumult of the world and childhood friend

An uproar that was as if heaven and earth had turned upside down spread around the whole world soon after. 

God had made its appearance after all.

For the countries that respect religion, it had enough impact to overturn common sense itself. 

The internet, television, newspapers, and almost all forms of news media were talking about ‘God’.

‘Just what was that?’ ‘Was that really God?’ ‘In the first place, what even is God?’

It was a discussion that had no answers at present, but it was certain that this was the biggest ‘incident’ of the century. We are talking about God appearing in the displays of the whole world -apparently didn’t show up in the ones that were being used though- at the same time. 

It was morning in Japan when it happened, but there were apparently places where God appeared late at night or early morning due to the time difference. 

The countries and religious organizations were giving their respective statements regarding God.

The only thing that they shared in common was that all religions and all countries didn’t acknowledge that as being the true God. 

It has God-like powers -that point alone was certain. Even so, using this as the reason to acknowledge that as being God would apparently destroy the notion of religion from its very roots. 

One religion said that’s the devil, and one country claimed it was international cyberterrorism. 

In one country, there was even a tragic incident where a group of people had killed a ‘Marked’ boy stating that he had been seduced by the devil. They said things like ‘the ‘Mark’ disappears once they die’, and ‘the ‘Mark’ is passed to the person that killed them’; news that lacked any sort of credibility…

Most people easily accepted that as being God, and their interest mostly shifted to the parallel world.

43 people were chosen from Japan.

It is apparently on the high side when considering the population, but I can’t really tell. 

The problem for me is that my childhood friend Nanami has been chosen. 

“Uuuuh… This is the worst… The worst… Can you return from this…?” (Nanami) 

“I don’t know, but according to the information we have now, it doesn’t sound possible.” (Hikaru) 

It has already been half a day since then, and yet, Nanami was still crying in her bed. 

Nanami is the gentle and calm type, so it was a bit surprising that she already had a life plan, but what’s certain is that she now has been cut off from all things like university and employment -even if there’s the chance to go to school or get a job in that other world. 

God has been uploading bits and pieces of information since then. 

But, putting it bluntly, there’s currently no information that would bring her peace of mind. 

There’s not much time left for Nanami.

She has only been given half a year in order to prepare until she is transferred. 

There’s no way the mass media and the countries would leave the ‘Chosen Ones’ alone in that half year span. 

When Nanami went to school, all the students gathered to spectate this ‘Marked’. 

There’s only 43 japanese people who have the ‘Mark’, so of course they would find it intriguing, but it was a situation where it was almost impossible to have classes. 

Curious onlookers would come even from outside the school too, and the mass media would lie in wait in front of the school gate. It didn’t even take 3 days for the principal to tell Nanami to be on standby at her house which was just another way of telling her to  stay away. 

I could only watch my childhood friend crying without being able to do anything. 

The most I can do is gather as much information as possible so that even when she goes to that other world, she can still manage to live there.


The days passed by together with the same noise. 

My life didn’t change much, but the life of Nanami was already changing drastically exactly because it is before going to the parallel world. 

Because her face has been shown around now, even more onlookers have come to the school. Nanami has technically dropped out, so she hasn’t come to school. 

A special program was made by gathering the 43 Chosen, and Nanami showed up in her usual school uniform on tv. 

Her presence at school was thin just like me, and if I had to put her on one side, I would say she is on the bullied side, but right now she is completely the favorite child of the era. 

Due to the parallel world information that was slowly being disclosed by God, the gears of the world were turning even faster. 

I would note that information down and explain it to Nanami.

God has allowed the chosen 1,000 to ‘bring one thing that they can hold in one hand’. The countries have put their all to create the products for their own country’s ‘chosen’.

From Japan, they would be provided a high spec body armor developed in America. 

There should be no guns in an isekai, so it is resistant to blades, impacts, fire, and electricity; a product tailored for a fantasy world. It is apparently the kind of product that would easily go over 10,000,000 yen if you were to purchase it normally. 

However, God has given the strict order that the item they bring can’t go against the will of the person themselves, so to not force them to. They are technically free to choose. It seems Nanami is troubled over what to bring. 

“Hi-chan, about what to bring, I think I would get homesick, so I am thinking photos would be a good idea.” (Nanami)

Nanami said this and took out an album.

An album filled with memories that she herself handpicked. 

“No, it definitely would be better to go for the body armor. There’s no knowing what will be there, you know? There’s no assurance that it will be a peaceful world like Japan.” (Hikaru)

“Eeh… But that thing’s not cute… It looks stuffy too…” (Nanami)

“I honestly would want you to bring a proper weapon. Just bear with it.” (Hikaru)

“Eeh, but won’t that stand out instead?” (Nanami)

“Isn’t it okay to just hide it with a cloak?” (Hikaru)

Right now the only choice is the body armor. 

It is like being able to bring an armor that can let you fight the last boss right away after all. If it were me choosing, I would choose that. 

Nanami made a slightly sad face, but in the end, maybe because of the country, her parents, and advice from outside, she chose the body armor. 

Her wanting to bring photos is just like her, but it has already been settled that she will be sent to a different world. Even if Nanami doesn’t want to go to another world, even if I wish from the bottom of my heart for someone else to take her place…

There’s already no escape. 

Then, I would like her to make the choice that will have the highest probability of survival… I do feel bad for Nanami, but she has been chosen by God. There’s no way to stop the transfer. 

To be honest here, I even want to insult God that they should be choosing more suitable people. 

But in the eyes of God, you could even say that choosing people who are ‘unsuitable’ like Nanami would be more amusing. It is an ill natured plan of broadcasting the humans that will be going to that world after all.

I doubt there were no such intentions in play when they were choosing the ones to be transferred. 

Anyways, it has already been settled. 

She may not like it, it may be unexpected, even so, she has no choice but to prepare herself ahead of time. 

Thanks to my two little sisters who are proficient in languages, we also managed to gather information from overseas. 

How to say it, it is like their personalities showed in the items they were bringing. Contrary to all the japanese people that had chosen the body armor, in the other countries (even America) the items they were bringing were very varied. There were unexpectedly a lot of people who were bringing musical instruments, most likely due to their expectations that music will overcome communication.

I am pretty worried about Nanami being thrown into a parallel world, but I also feel a bit jealous… I am honestly feeling conflicted here. 

As for Nanami herself, she was cursing while crying at first, but it seems like she had come to terms with it in her heart as time went on, she had somewhat gotten more positive about going to a parallel world. 

Even so, it is not like she is proactive like the other Chosen. It seems like this side of her resonated well in the tv and magazine interviews, in social media, she had been cemented as a loved character despite being teased as well. 

In the official site managed by God, exclusive bulletin boards and chat rooms for the respective chosen were made, and due to it being translated to all languages, it had traffic flooding from the whole world, and they were all writing whatever they pleased. 

I myself checked the page of Nanami out of curiosity, but the personal information of Nanami had been exposed completely, and it was content that I just couldn’t stomach to look at any longer. 

She had already lost any privacy, and I was repulsed at how they were treating her like a panda on display, but there’s already no method to stop this development. 

The broadcast of God was being done once every week. 

The parallel world that was being unveiled steadily. 

The ‘benefits’ for the chosen that were steadily being made clear.

The special official site that God had prepared was being accessed by people from all around the world everyday without end, and it managed to get the world rank 1 website in the blink of an eye. 

Despite there still being 1 month before the people are transferred, popularity polls were being made, and the number 1 was a french girl. Nanami also put up a good fight and got 79. She was 8th among the japanese. The person herself was surprised and humbled herself like crazy, but she is already a worldwide celebrity. 

I was feeling somewhat proud as her childhood friend.

And so, explosive days passed and…

That day finally came. 

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52 thoughts on “DCFM – Chapter 002: Tumult of the world and childhood friend

    1. I’m guessing that Nanami will bring him accidentally, as in she will think of bringing him so she won’t be alone and will be granted.

      1. I’m kinda expecting somthing like that as well, mabye she grabs him in a moment of panic when things happen (dont wanna be specific since I’m not sure who has read the synopsis)

  1. Wow. I honestly didn’t expect this to go so serious. Like people getting killed due to being marked by a self-proclaimed God sounds really realistic. And i’m really curious to how Mc will be sent to the fantasy world since he is not marked.

    I kinda expected more comediy but for the first time i’m starting a novel without checking any tags and cover art too lol. I just randomly started because i follow Reigokai translations on WordPress.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  2. I’m suprised you picked this up I encountered this novel in NU when searching for new novels with only few chapters translated and got interested and try to read the raws

    All I can say is……this novel after reading the raws…..is…..like the title….dark…….very……very……dark..with Subaru levels of pain…..ugggh…..but there is glimmer of hope…..that all I can say to that

    Thanks for picking this up

  3. So based on the synopsis and Reigokai’s comment I’m guessing that while this will start out somewhat dark it’ll likely lighten up later as it develops

  4. Thanks for the chapter!
    More than his childhood friend, she seems like a little sister to him… like the others I’m wondering if she will grab his hand when she will be transfered..
    An yay for the dark stuff! Waiting to read it!

  5. Thanks for another wonderfull chapter, I like that the author had put some proper though into the impact this event would create (altough it has been really tame so far) I would have prefered something a little deeper regardin MC and his childhood friend, but beggars can’t be choosy, either way this seems to be a great work, great find Regokai.

  6. This is one of those stories where you can tell that it’s likely to get an anime adaptation.
    Thx for picking another banger Reigokai!

  7. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    I’m half expecting now that he will be brought to the other world because she will be unable to stop her tearful farewell with him and be grabbing his hands until the sumoning. x)

  8. Photo or body armor ? if that armor was like bulletproof vest, then its easy, ask the developer to print your photo inside the armor, roughly at chest / heart area.

    problem solved.

  9. Well.. that’s a unique setting.
    Alrhough I wanted to know what language the ‘god’ was talking in..I guess it’s translated depending on the country of broadcast?

  10. “It is apparently on the high side when considering the population, but I can’t really tell.” You can definitely tell that MC is not very smart.
    43 Japanese people were chosen? Out of 1000? That math doesn’t add up for a random selection since I’m pretty sure that Japan’s population is around 100 million, and if age/region/upbringing are not factors then there’s no way that they represent 4.3% if the Chosens when Japanese people are only 0.1% of the world’s population.
    Meaning that, there is “no way” that this is random. AKA that “God” is a liar.

    1. Japan has 1.65% of the world pop so its 265% of the expected value. So quite high but not 4300% of the value high. A more outlandish claim is the 8th highest in Japan and ranked 78. Japan would be hard pressed to have someone ranked top 100 with so many picked and nationalism being a thing.

      1. It is actually extremely biased. With the assumption that the population of Japan is 1.62% of the world (Taken from Worldometer), if we use a binomial distribution with n = 1000, p=1.62% then the probability of getting 43 people or more is 0.0000017% (1.7 * 10^-8). This is way too low for it to be random so the God definitely has something going on. Or the author just doesn’t do math. I just started this series so I know nothing but it seems like an interesting story.

  11. Bringing a gun is a bad choice for long-term. You only have a limited supply of bullets so a high spec bow/crossbow would be better as you can learn how to make your own arrows.

    1. If you have no idea how much combat to expect and how difficult survival will be, it would be better something that doubles as a tool like an axe.

    1. sadly she was more emotional and wanted something to remind her of her world. not a good choices but i can see it just like the people that brings their kids in using that depended one that gives them more points.

      i be like why the hell you being you kid(s) into this hell scape of a world… i would want strangle them as i hate when innocents kids targeted by anything this dumb..

  12. i wonder why not just wear the armor, or is god sending them to the other world nude? i mean they could make Kevlar base normal clothing and sent them with some other item if they like.

    1. I was just thinking of a backpack. It’s one item that can be held in the hand and no rule stated that there couldn’t be more stuff inside. Just throwing that out there. lol

      1. sneaky but fair as long god considers everything in it as part of the backpack, could be iffy. then again gun and bullet are counting as ‘1’ items so a mini/small backpack might fly at least.

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