Only Sense

Only Sense Online (―オンリーセンス・オンライン―) written by Aloha Zachou (座長 アロハ) and illustrated by Yukisan (ゆきさん)
Published by Fujimi Shobo under the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko inprint, it has currently ten volumes.
The novel was originally published as a web novel.
It will be translated on this blog only from the light novel sources, as the volumes gets published.


Story Synopsis

Yun is a novice MMO player who equipped only unpopular skills labelled as garbage. However, soon after everyone started to notice the "Strongest" play style which made full use of Support Magic and Items——?!


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Short Story 1 & Short Story 2

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1,086 thoughts on “Only Sense

  1. Tolin

    Krytyk,

    Popping in to simply say 'thank you' for your efforts! This is a fun, cute little romp...

    Excited to see more when you're able to put time towards it, but obviously life comes first.

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  2. Razec

    Krytyk. Thanks for translate so far.
    I have been a reader for a while.
    And sorry if my english is bad. It is not my native language.

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  3. Siegfried

    For those who are still asking why Yun doesn´t get a Sense for his/her kitchen knives, in Toutobis Sense Build Data from Vol.3 we have the [Dagger]-Sense which should be the closest coming in terms of knives. Apparently it´s a Sense derivation from the [Sword]-Sense, so you have to grind it to at least Lv.30 to get the option to derive the [Dagger]-Sense. Even with powerleveling a´la Myu you still need to spend hours beating strong enemies for probably weeks to get to this point and Yun doesn´t even has a close-combat build. I don´t think he/she would have the time and the patience to grind a Sense for a situation that he/she normally avoids.

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    1. Caudyr

      ...That's a good point that I'd completely forgotten about. That doesn't mean s/he shouldn't do it imo, it just means that it's probably far lower on the things to do than others, heh. XD

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      1. Siegfried

        It´s nothing to be ashamed of. The better question is why Yun isn´t getting the healing magic sense. Just think about the possibilities of healing crystals.

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          1. Siegfried

            Or an accessory like a bracelet to insert gems into it which you can activate if they are enchanted.

          2. Caudyr

            Mmmm...while it's a good idea, I'm not sure it'd work (at least with Skill Enchant).

            That being said...he said he could enchant material items...I wonder if he could enchant the gems with normal enchants, and then PUT THEM IN AN ACCESSORY and have the enchant be there. Might be a way to get around the enchant, curse, enchant limitation (or add more enchants to it).

            I got the feeling the enchants themselves probably weren't cumulative/additive (on the same item at least). Think about it, though.

            It should be possible to get all the enchants onto one accessory with this, heh.

            Somehow I doubt it'd be possible, though...but I know if it were me I'd be experimenting with that stuff. XD

    2. Zero

      But if s/he will probably level sword/dagger through preparing ingredients for cooking at super speed... power leveling the sense

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    3. virnor

      Honestly i'm more wondering why Yun have yet to take either or all of the mp increase, cost réduction, mp regeneration sense as he is constantly getting blocked by his mp consommation and lack of mp and this for. both crafting and fighting

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      1. DarkoNeko

        I agree, but he stated in vol1 it would overlap/duplicate with his potion capacity to get MP back. So, up to him I guess.

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        1. Virnor

          Yeah but it only apply for recovery. His total mp is lacking, he hit a wall quite a few time before because his mp couldn't keep up with the price of some of his abilities

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          1. Caudyr

            I don't think Yun has complained about lack of MP being a problem recently, has s/he? I could've sworn the MP cost of his abilities was reduced as his skill with them increased...and I'm sure his various magic-related abilities also increase his MP pool on that front, as well.

            Granted, it couldn't HURT for Yun to have the MP Increase, but the only thing s/he really uses it for IN COMBAT is for enchants, no? I mean, earth magic in emergency circumstances, but isn't that about it?

            I suspect that Yun's more likely to get Attack Increase than MP Increase, though. ^^

          2. DarkoNeko

            I feel he needs more MP since he has zone enchants.

            ...man, if he took up recovery magic + MP reduction and zone'd he'd put most healers to shame.

          3. Virnor

            @darkoneko yeah and mostly kill the BS cure potion market with the "anti-bs spell stone" which would be like a universal cure (and I don't know if it dispels more than one at a time but if it does it would be completely game breaking if not for the slow crafting speed)
            @caudyr he got stuck because of if mp mainly with three things: (in volume order out of my memory)
            1- metal Crafting because his consumption exceed is recovery the harder the metal the longer he has to keep ATK enchant he failed an ingot in a early volume because he couldn't keep it up (it was because he chained them but still) also general crafting for mass production
            2- skill enchant, in volume 4 I think, he couldn’t make a earthquake gemstone because it costed more than is mp pool.
            3- zone X, he actually can't use zone bomb in some situations because it targets everything in the area and he didn't have enough mana for that, he was limited to 8people zone single enchant I think, zone clay shield was also quite limited but I don't remember the number.

          4. Caudyr

            For #1 - Well, that was REALLY early on, and he's gotten a lot more mana since then. That was like...VOLUME ONE when that happened, so of course it's gonna cost an absurd amount of mana at first, heh.

            For #2 - While it's true that Yun certainly said they couldn't put Earthquake into a gem, s/he states that the GEM ITSELF must not be strong enough, not that s/he didn't have enough MP for it. I'm pretty sure if Yun was lacking the MP for it the skill would've indicated as such, and/or just not activated at all to begin with. It's all about the quality of the item Yun's using. Basically, s/he needs a higher quality material item for that.

            For #3 - While it's true that having more MP could be useful for Zone Skills, the mana cost is meant to indicated the LIMITING FACTOR for it. It's meant to heavily penalize the user for going beyond ~6 targets. Now, chances are that the number of targets Yun can hit before getting the insane MP cost for another target (it's 6 before getting exponential costs when s/he gets the sense IIRC) will increase as Yun's skill level in Sky Eyes increases. However, we haven't actually seen any indication of that yet, and Yun's had the skill for awhile. Could be that s/he just hasn't mentioned it, yet.

            Yun hasn't actually complained about lack of MP for a long time, though. S/he just mentions that using the Zone skill has a severe limiting factor because the MP cost for using it increases exponentially beyond IIRC it was 6, and because of this s/he could only do 10 targets at once with Zone Enchant when s/he was testing out the skill.

            .......All that said, though...I could still see MP Regen and/or Increase being useful for Yun. However, I just can't really see him getting it.

          5. Virnor

            true but for #2 yun did talk about how skill enchant cost way more than casting it himself, when he acquired earth element i think.
            but you did made your point, i need to reread the whole thing but I have been wondering about how the consumable quirk of arrows has been a constant limiter on his group fights and pvp fights and if there's not something brewing there. like "iron wood" by synthesis like he did for the steel thread or full metal arrows, that would either be non consumable or would not be used if in recover it (or auto-recover it for the +10) ?

  4. SkylordAndy

    See, what i cant help but wonder is why Yun hasn't made Bomb Arrows yet. Like there would probably be multiple ways of doing this, such as using the materials she used to make the fireworks but instead of making them fireworks they could be like rockets that explode if she combined them with her arrow shafts or her arrowheads. She could also combine her arrows and her bomb gems so that they explode on impact or explode after she activates it after the arrow hits its target, the arrows are consumed anyway so why not just have them explode too? You could even go further and combine the bomb gems, the rockets, and her arrows to make some sort of... rocket arrow that explodes wonderfully!

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      At this point, Yun is not doing it on purpose just to spite you and other who expect that.

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          1. Caudyr

            The crazy thing is...I could totally see the author doing this sort of thing to spite the people complaining about Yun's inefficiency. XD

            That said, there are several things I've wondered about as well, and this was definitely one of them. XD

            Not about to rage or anything, but...I've got a bunch of questions, lol. For example, I'm still wondering why Yun hasn't gotten a Dagger sense for use with his cooking knives, since they're classified as knives. The only reason he can use them right now is his Cooking sense, but he could get better damage by doing it this way (but I doubt that he'll ever get it, heh).

            On a completely unrelated note. Aorii...Rita ftw! THAT IS ALL! :D

          2. AoriiAorii

            As far as I can tell, Yun does plan ahead... but only when it comes to the shop (and maybe crafting). The combat stuff? Just make do with what comes along.
            It makes sense, since it's not why Shun plays and he has little enthusiasm for it. I mean, do all students optimize their schoolwork? Same deal really. It often feels like Shun feels a social obligation to play, much in the way people have a societal obligation to work.

          3. Caudyr

            That's a pretty good point, heh. That he does plan ahead when it comes to his crafting at least, that is.

            Still, it'd be nice to see him develop that a bit more anyway. Granted, like you said, it's not like he DOESN'T, he just doesn't WORK FOR IT like he does with his crafting. He just takes what he gets while doing harvesting for his crafting, or doing stuff with Taku, Myu, Sei, or his other friends.

            As for the societal obligation bit, though...I think that's why he STARTED, but I don't think that's why he plays so much and CONTINUES to do so. I think he genuinely fell in love with the game. I honestly don't think he's any less "hardcore" than his sisters, Taku and the others with regards to it...it just SEEMS that way because he mainly focuses on the crafting side, rather than fighting.

            Heck, he probably plays almost as much as they do, he just doesn't sacrifice his RL obligations (housework, homework, etc.) for it...so it might be a little less. Nor does he let it affect his sleep schedule or anything like that...........under normal circumstances, heh. I think those are the only real differences between him and the others, though it's possible that he might not realize that himself. XD

          4. Mr1422

            the thing is, if yun do that she will get drowned in multiple questions about her sense build like "how the hell did you do that?"....blah blah....(IMO, throwing grenade is OP enough already)
            and i doubt the game's engine or game's designer allow it as well....
            in fact, if we go by RL's engine then her build have the most potential

          5. Caudyr

            Yun's already been asked that before, and his/her reply is always "trade secret" when it comes up in the novel (which isn't often, mind you). S/he does explain it to some people, but only to those s/he's close to (Taku and his group, Myu and her group, Sei and Mikadzuchi, Emily, Magic and co., etc.).

            Heck, as far as we know, Yun's still the only one who has Enchant Arts...though some people HAVE reported on the additional functionality of Hawk Eyes on the forums...I don't remember there ever being any mention of Enchant along with it...so as far as most people know it's still a trash sense, I believe, heh.

            I have several things to keep an eye on as I re-read the series again now, though. I'm curious about some "minor" details that have been mentioned in the comments recently. XD

          6. DarkoNeko

            I should point that Yun spent probably a whole week farming on the bosses of 2nd and 3rd town, recently-ish.

    2. Truffle

      I have asked myself that same question over and over again as well as why he doesn't just use the bombs like he does the gems if not attaching them to his arrow, or why he doesn't research new and improved ways of making better arrows so he can use to go and harvest/collect his crafting supplies with...

      But as krytyk said I think he's just doing it to spite us now lol

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      1. Caudyr

        Yeah, I've also always wondered why he doesn't take his "sets of +10 arrows" and use alchemy on them AGAIN to make "sets of +100 arrows" at least...and then...why not try +1000 arrows?!

        It's not like it'd really be overpowered either, cause he'd have to HAVE that many arrows first, heh.

        That being said, we probably won't ever see anything about the +10, which saddens me. =x

        I'd also wonder about his status inducing arrows, but...I think he leaves them as single uses on purpose, so that he can just TRY IT and not spam try it (so he doesn't spend too much time trying to use them, heh).

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        1. Paul Scolfield

          Yun has done more than +10 arrows (at least +20 if I recall correctly) , but if the arrow breaks or isn't recovered then their goes all the +. So say she fires and recovers then it's +9 9 more shots. BUT if the first arrow is broken or not recovered then their isn't another 9 shots just the one.
          So that is why she hasn't made loaded of +1000 arrows as that could be a lot of materials gone to waste, and why she keeps status effecting arrows to just +10.
          Quiver holds x amount of arrows (let's say 10 for beginner) so its not like she isn't not thinking about it, it's actually the other way around. Due to her trying to be cost effective with the bow she doesn't make a lot of +100 or higher arrows.

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          1. Caudyr

            I've never seen any mention of Yun making ANYTHING above +10 arrows. Also, the + arrows have an auto-return function, so they automatically get retrieved back into the quiver. That's one of the main reasons Yun prefers these arrows over just normal arrows, cause it automatically returns to his/her quiver after it's fired. That's also one of the reasons why Yun was like: "ARCHERY'S TIME IS HERE!!!" after discovering the functions of the + arrows (the other being that s/he can stack more into one stack, heh).

            I've never heard anything about any of the arrows BREAKING, either. I mean, sure...that's realistic and all, but it's a game, and you already have to have alchemy to make arrows like that, so that'd be kind of frustrating if they actually BROKE. A broken arrow most likely just counts as a charge by the game engine, I'd say...especially since I don't recall Yun mentioning anything about a broken arrow instantly using up an entire + arrow (I'm not even sure it HAPPENS, tbh).

            As for the status effect arrows, Yun doesn't even +10 those, they're all single use arrows...because s/he doesn't make a large amount of them at any one time (usually).

            I think the stack count for arrows when Yun first starts out is 30, so one "set" of arrows when s/he talks about it is 30 +10 arrows. You might think 300 arrows is a lot, but an archer can go through that in NO TIME. This also means that at any given time Yun probably only has 1 set of 30 of each status effect arrow, as well.

            The +100 and +1000 arrow recipes could also be much higher in the alchemy recipe tree as well, so it could be used for skilling up at higher levels...as well as make it so they aren't SUPER easy to make early on. That said, that assumes it's possible. MAYBE ONE OF THESE DAYS WE'LL KNOW! Heck, s/he may even need the derived sense. XD

            From what I can tell though, almost every bit of what you said is assumptions...I don't remember there ever being anything like that stated in the LN (though I'm currently re-reading it for the uh...4th or 5th time? XD). ^^

          2. Truffle

            It is mentioned at something that the arrows are only returned to his quiver if they are retrievable there were mentions of them being stepped on and broken and he complains that they could have been retrieved if it wasn't stepped on as well as when he was going through his bad stat training/leveling it was mentioned that he ran out of arrows because they were broken

            ##########
            I raised the bow and aimed it at the rose weakness in the eye.

            The shot I released from the from headed straight for the Demon Thorn Token, but a wall of thorns that appeared from under the ground had blocked it.

            *pshh*, the hindered arrow fell to the ground. And, the Demon that noticed my attack had slowly opened up the wall of thorns and started walking my way. In meantime, the arrow that was stepped on broke like a twig.

            "AAhhh! I could still use that arrow if I recovered it!"

            "Is that what worried you the most? Hey, it's coming! It's here!"

            『"GUOOOOOOOOOOOO——"』
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            If you want to catch me you need to shoot at least ten arrows!"

            I continued to shoot arrows mechanically, but all of them were either avoided or brushed away with the stick.

            And in meantime, the quiver was emptied.

            There were many arrows struck down by Mikadzuchi and no longer usable so the arrow's automatic recovery wasn't working.

            With my arrows running out faster than usual, I was forced to change my action pattern.

            I stowed the bow in the inventory and took out two kitchen knives.
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            One set of arrows which numbered thirty for the 【Bow】 cost 30G.
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            However, it's really a waste that arrows are disposable. An archer wouldn't bear it if he had to discard Arrows made from something like Mythril, and these aren't strong enough. How about synthesizing tree branches? But from the better quality wood things like Bow's are made aren't they."

            I complained to myself unconvinced.

            "Maybe just like the Iron Ore from before, the arrows might be changed into fine ones without changing the material."

            I won't know until I try it. And I used Alchemy on entire set of Wooden Arrows.
            The arrow bundle was wrapped in light.

            After it was finished, there were three arrows. The set of thirty arrows was reduced to three, what happened to my efforts! Although I wanted to scream I was patient and checked the item.

            Wooden Arrow+10 【Consumable】

            What's with those numbers? Although I'd be happy if the attack power were to raise even though it's disposable, but there was no other addition other than that. Let's try shooting it. Using the basic moves I've drawn the bow and released it as I always did.
            I confirmed that the arrow was stuck in the tree. It didn't seem like its attack power was higher.

            I approached the tree and confirmed it. The Arrow has disappeared.

            "Haa〜. It's still disposable huh. Bow's really hard to use."

            As I said that in daze, I realized there was an arrow in the quiver I had on my shoulder. Eh? The arrow which should have disappeared was in the quiver, the number on it was +9.

            No way, I thought. I took it from the quiver and shoot it the same way. The arrow which disappeared has come back.

            "ARCHERY'S HEREeEeeeeeeeeeee!"

            This was a major discovery. Consumables coming back by consuming a number.

            Archery's cost-to-performance as well as the troublesome reloading were diminished!! Uoooo! With this I can win, I thought. Let's make Iron Arrows next.

            In order to prepare a set of +10 arrows, the number of them required was 300. Converting that number into Gold cost, it would be 300G. Not only that's painful for beginners, but it can't be done without the 【Alchemy】 Sense! If they could use a different Sense, most people wouldn't bother strengthening disposable arrows.

            Even if there are some, there's not many of them.
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          3. Caudyr

            Ah, I stand corrected on that point. I honestly must've just glazed over those paragraphs when I was reading them before, lol.

            Though...there's still no mention of +20 arrows or anything like that like the OP mentioned.

            However, either way...it makes going beyond +10 LESS useful, but there are still times when it'll be useful. I'd think it'd be useful for group fighting, raid fighting, etc.

            I don't really understand how that auto-recovery system works, though...does he have to retrieve it himself if the momentum is lost or it misses its target, or what? Since it auto-recovered when he was testing it out...what triggers the recovery system? Only hits?

            That's kind of craptastic if so, heh (they should auto-return after X amount of time if they weren't hits or something, I dunno). Ah well~

    3. Glavkomat

      Probably because they're horribly inefficient?
      Quivers hold a limited number of arrows, and need to be refilled manually from the inventory. In battle that's really impractical, and considering EXPLODING ARROWS probably can't be recovered like arrow +10 can, each exploding arrow takes up a slot that could be 10 other arrows.

      Plus if they work anything like the gems they'd use a command word of some kind, and unless each bomb arrow had a different command set to them every single bomb arrow in the quiver would probably explode at the same time, like the first test of the gems.

      And the bomb arrows would still only have as much power as the normal spell would, negating the main advantage of the gems comes from the chain bonus damage of multiple bombs going off at once. Might as well save the space and gems, and just use the actual spell directly considering Yun's vision sense's effect on casting probably gives it about the same range as the bow.

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      1. Caudyr

        Yun actually confirms that s/he can set the items up to act on triggers, as in make traps out of them. He could have it so when someone STEPS on a gem, it sets off its spell, or something like that. S/he just has to set it at the time the item's made, but s/he could technically set it to explode on impact, so that's not the issue.

        Of course, as you said...they most likely wouldn't be able to be stacked in +10 (or more) form, so they would have limited uses. However, Yun could use the items in more situations than s/he does right now.

        I'm waiting for Yun to find a way to put the quake spell in a gem, heh. XD

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        1. Virnor

          Actually I wonder if the slingshot in lily's workshop isn't a foreshadowing. And if literature won't evolve into or gain a EX-skill(for enchant arts unlocked by the literature level maybe ?) for charms and scrolls. Imagine an arrow with a string of bomb charms or zone bomb charms

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          1. Caudyr

            Yeah, it's possible that Linguistics might have something like that.

            It's also possible that there's some REALLY obscure sense combination out there similar to attack and defense increase becoming physical increase...or some sense becoming available because you GET certain senses to a certain level, but it doesn't consume the senses themselves. =x

    1. Caudyr

      I check a couple of times a day, usually. *wants to read what happens next, after all~*

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        1. Caudyr

          I figured you got busy, but you never know...so I still check, heh. It's just hitting the refresh key, after all. That said...knowing that, I'll probably only check once a day now. ^^

          Hopefully things settle down for you again before too long, though~

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    2. God Ginrai

      You know, there's a subscription form on the about page. It will email you every time krytyk makes a post.

      I must say, tho', I'd like an RSS feed.

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  5. Truffle

    I keep wondering when Yun will decide to use the Bad Stat Accessories now that he has all 8 bad stat senses

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    1. DC

      is there a point in levelling those anymore?? I mean, the point of getting them was for one battle, and yun/shun messed up on levelling them correctly anyways. besides, wouldnt he/she just use one bad stat accessory because all of the other senses are just one general sense now?

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      1. Truffle

        It wouldn't be to level the bad stat senses but due to the fact that most of those were overly powerful in comparison to the other summer event accessories that didn't have a bad stat on them

        Dead Soldier's Bracelet 【Ornament】 Weight : 5

        ATK+50 INT+50 DEF-50 MIND-50 Additional Effect : 【Ultra HP ・MP Recovery】 【Release at Death】 【Berserk】 【Curse 3】 【Resistance to Dispel Curse】

        (I'm guessing Berserk would fall under the anger bad stat)

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      2. Caudyr

        Yeah, it wouldn't be bad for him to level up the senses again. The good thing is that he can take the "easy to deal with" one from each of the mental and physical sets (I think the physical one's easiest to deal with one was Sleep)...and just deal with that while he's sitting around doing nothing around his shop or elsewhere.

        He could level them back up to a reasonable level w/o much issue, basically...it's just a question of whether he'll actually DO SO (I imagine he probably is 'off screen', though).

        The Dead Soldier's Bracelet was an exception compared to the other bad stat accessories I believe, though. I think those just gave a large stat boost for a single stat, but kept trying to apply some sort of bad status on the person in exchange. The Dead Soldier's Bracelet was downright nasty on multiple levels, though...cause it's got a 3 stage curse on it and everything.

        That said, now that he's got them all grouped up under the 'physical' and 'mental' group status resistances...there's absolutely no reason for him to endanger himself and others with things like Charm, Berserk/Anger, etc. - He can just do the more innocuous ones like Paralysis, Sleep and Stun for the body resistances. However, for the mental ones...the only real option for him is Curse. That's also a (somewhat) benefit of having the grouped resistances as well now, though...as he can level up the mental status resistances w/o having to worry about getting hit with confusion, anger, or charm now. The physical ones are pretty easy to deal with in comparison, heh.

        As for there being a POINT to him leveling it...he's already got it, and he can level it up while idling about and everything...so he might as well. You never know when they might become useful in the future, after all. He's got them, so there's absolutely no point in NOT at least getting them to a practical level for usage when it's necessary. ^^

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        1. DarkoNeko

          He needs to improve his poison resistance (so, bodily resistance) further since he's making yellow pots.
          Since the end of vol8 the Sense roses to 3 already, so I assume he kept making them.

          I guess the ultimate berserk one + a sleep one would be a good combination with a poison one, since he would automatically regain his HP. One hope it's gonna be enough since with DEF-50 he'll be VERY vulnerable to poison.

          but this is definitly not something he should do without a friendly player to supervise issues. Except most of them would love to play dress up with him as he slept. Maybe Emilio ?

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          1. Caudyr

            I think even Emilio would do that if given the chance, haha.

            That's why it's best for him to just do the more innocuous ones where him being 'disabled' by them on his own wouldn't be dangerous. Even if he dies while doing them...it's not like he'd lose much since he'd be doing it 'on the side' anyway.

            He COULD get someone to supervise him, but the only things he should NEED that for now are the mental ones, and that's if he doesn't just do the Curse one. =x

  6. Saed

    I'll hope that there will be an ofline meeting, even just Magi finally believing in Yun/Shun.

    Thank always for the translate

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      1. Caudyr

        Nah, it may happen...but if it does, I'd say it probably would happen near the end of the series. XD

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  7. Mr1422

    At this point, does any body know what happen to that quest to heal the grandrock's heart ?
    Looks like taku was able to finish that Q but there was nothing mentioned so far as i remembered.
    Come on, there should be some sort of legendary reward from that tortoise

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    1. Truffle

      As DC stated I'm guessing it's got to be mentioned in that chapter, there are so many more questions I have about his crafting that I'm guessing aren't going to be answered anytime soon

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      1. Mr1422

        I still don't think so, since stating its a turtle mob means it spawns at the far east region and grandrock is a tortoise which lives in the north. how would they be related ? Or will there be a series of 4 god-like tortoise/turtle that live at 4 corners of the world ?
        Btw, with her crafting, she should have fully equipped her accessories slot already. why only 2 rings so far ? just go "lord of the rings" and swap out better ones later.

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        1. Caudyr

          Eh...I think it can easily be Grandrock, personally. Where the heck did you get that it has to be in the far east region to be a turtle? It could easily be "Grandrock is camouflaged as something else, and completing that quest reveals its true form to the user" or some crap like that. I do realize that's a stretch, but...yeah.

          That said...I do doubt that it is Grandrock myself, and I'm actually a little bit surprised that that wasn't tackled in the prologue of this volume. Maybe it'll be 'mentioned in passing' at some point, or it'll be in the epilogue. I hope it's tackled sooner rather than later, though...since I'm looking forward to seeing the reward. XD

          ...

          On the other note...I've always been curious why Yun doesn't wear more rings/accessories myself. It seems weird, though I think s/he does use some when s/he is doing crafting, it's just that they're "generic ring X" with some stat boosts or something like that.

          That said...I do wonder why s/he isn't making more accessories for him/herself...

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    2. MattYoukia

      They mentioned it with the yellow potion being very affective but that's all I remember.

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    3. Arthur

      So far it hasn't been completed yet. It was time limited, but how much time wasn't stated. At a guess, now that Yun can make yellow potions, she'll make several batches and complete it after going through the meat dungeon again.

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      1. John

        Actually, the quest has a time limit of three days as stated in the prologue of volume 8

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        1. Caudyr

          Yeah, I'm pretty sure it can be gotten again though after you 'fail' or drop it. You probably have to defeat that boss once more, though.

          Otherwise Taku and co. wouldn't have been able to test it...since several weeks had passed by that point, I believe (since Yun had a 1 month pass and it was the end of that month by the time they finished that volume, iirc)...

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          1. Paul Scolfield

            The time limit is 3 days after defeating the parasites in the heart chamber.
            Now whether the respawn of the parasites is connected to the turtle going berserk, and affecting the plain mobs, isn't mentioned, BUT if that is the case, then their hasn't been many times for Taku to activate the quest and thus experiment with the best way of completing it.

            Now whether Taku has completed it or not isn't mentioned, but I feel that like with the wolf spirit quest, Yun would be dragged along as one of the original finders of the quest, for the first completion of the quest.

  8. Truffle

    I just want to thank you so much for your hard work and translating these for us that don't have the ability to read them natively. Please keep up the good work =)

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  9. Liedral

    Ohhh, amazing pic of Yun on pg 356, i know you prohibit spoilers but can we post the pics?

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      I'd rather not, people will see the stuff once it's here :3. At least that's my methodology.

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      1. Liedral

        Aw~ ok, how bout manga images? I've been itching to post soaked Yun after the river incident.

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          1. Glacierfairy

            Top image -
            Martha: "The 【Facilitating】 skill can be used to shorten the time it takes to prepare dough."
            "And to tear it to form the shapes you desire. The next one is 【Processing】 which allows you to change the rough shape into the form that has been registered."
            "If you don't have time then you can use the【Cooking】 skill to make dishes right from the material."
            (basically lifted from the novels directly XD)

            Middle image -
            Yun: "Damn... I died and returned... my body feels so heavy"
            "...? Why do I feel their gazes are..."
            "...!!"

            Bottom image -
            Yun: "Hey Cloude! What's with this dress!"
            Magi: "Waa you're so cute, Yun-kun!"
            Cloude: "Hm, it looks good on you."
            Yun: "Urusai!" (TL note outside panel: Do not mind the translator; he's afflicted with the Kugimiya disease)
            "I don't want to wear such fluttery clothes!"

        1. Adrimiz7

          I really like Myu's pictures. Especially her being hungry on the couch and begging Yun not to abandon the crystal tree quest in chapter 6.

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  10. Seals

    Will the their avatar get an adult form?🙋 Just my understanding of the title is telling me that they will!! Please confirm if so it explains the different art.😮

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    1. Mr1422

      and i'm sitting here wondering how many tails will zakuro have upon reaching adult form...like 3, 6, 9 tails ? gonna be fluffy AF

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      1. Caudyr

        Hrm...well he has two tails right now. My guess is that not all of them will reach "true adult form" right now. That said...I'm not sure all "heavenly foxes" end up with 9 tails...and that might be a further upgrade that requires special conditions. It might also be possible for Ryui to become a pegasus through similar special conditions.

        It really depends on what the author wants to do with it, tbh. It would be interesting to see them get another 'upgrade' that requires a special quest for each one in order to get that new form, or something. Ryui as a pegasus and Zakuro as an actual 9-tailed fox would be pretty awesome, after all. ^^

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      1. Zentirium

        Hmm so it's still in translation progress then? Well it's certainly good news to hear of after finals. Hope Yun gets another few pets during the event... Or if not that we have more fun stories of his times

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        1. Caudyr

          By "released already" krytyk means it was quite literally JUST released on the 20th in Japan. XD

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  11. Sonata Shinonome

    Myu seems more like a valkyrie than a paladin to me, especially so with that new outfit. I'm loving this series and look forward to your continued hard work in translating it for us. Thanks so much

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  12. DC

    YEEEESSS. I was in such a bad mood before, but seeing the new volume just made my life get better.

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          1. krytykkrytyk Post author

            I already have it for a few hours... but it won't translate itself by itself.

          2. Caudyr

            Ah, I see. I didn't think you'd get it until friday (though it technically IS friday for me now XD). ^^

          3. krytykkrytyk Post author

            I buy digital copies so I get it the moment it's out, within 5 minutes usually.

    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      Nope, on 20th. Tomorrow that is - at least for me (the book comes out on 20th, 0:00 Japanese time) it will come out tomorrow afternoon.

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      1. Arthur

        I look forward to your continued efforts. I'll also cross my fingers that real life plays nice so you can enjoy this book as much as we do.

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    1. AoriiAorii

      Is this the same artist? Myu's image is really inconsistent to prior drawings of her. I can't even see her as the same person <_<

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      1. krytykkrytyk Post author

        I'd blame the overworking. They're pumping those OSO volumes one after another and on top of that the artist is in charge of one or two more novel illustrations at the same time.

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          1. Neo

            Myu upgrading her equipment? I mean her current one is made of fine steel while so many new metals have been discovered.

      1. happinezz001

        Since this volume is gonna have a winter event i was kinda expecting the cover to look a bit warmer in a sense i wonder who is gonna be illustrated in this volume because the last volume was sei maybe it would be magi in this volume

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        1. krytykkrytyk Post author

          Speaking of clothes, that's true. As for illustration... probably not Yun. Yun will come in vol 10 with "It's HAPPENING!!!".

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        1. Caudyr

          Doing his (?) role silently like that makes it even more $$$, though. I always chuckle when he headbutts Yun.

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    2. Caudyr

      If that's actually a more grown up Ryui...then...NICE!

      That said, I'm going to chalk Myu's new appearance up to her getting upgraded equipment as well, made by a blacksmith with higher skill levels than before and newer materials.

      As for Magi...I wonder if that's actual battle wear, or if it's just a new design for a cover or something, heh.

      All that said...I lol'd at Ryui (is it actually bigger than before?) headbutting Yun in the background. XD

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  13. Whynn

    Wonder when we can see OSO in reality since they already started to market VR sets that are very pricy (pc in particular). sorry if it was already stated earlier, so many comments to scroll through

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      It's not like I can just purge them all with fire :3. There's 15,190 comments displayed on the entire blog at the moment.

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    2. YukiLain

      Until we could see something like OSO, I believe it may take around 30-50 more years, maybe more. But I'm optimistic, since the technology is advancing so fast :)

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    3. Frostweave

      No I for one do not consider the 3d head set to be true vr. Until they make a full dive where your mind is actually in the game will I say that we have come to the true vr technology. That being said an oso game still sounds fun even without vr.

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      1. krytykkrytyk Post author

        Virtual reality doesn't mean diving into the game with your entire mind. Just as the words "virtual reality" suggest, it's a mimicking of reality. As such even a highly-advanced simulator can be called virtual reality without any immersive input methods because it "simulates reality" recreating it in virtual environment. People invest their entire lives in MMOs even without headsets and mind-diving, so it could be said that they're living in virtual reality. Immersion is just another layer of it.

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        1. -D0g

          I agree with Frostweave, except for the full dive part. Rather than true virtual reality I would call what we have right now as Virtual - semi/pseudo - reality. Reason being, "reality," isn't just about sight or hearing, it also includes smell, touch, human to human interaction, and an environment that constantly changes. THAT is reality. Unless what we have now can digitize everything of the above I can not call what we have currently achieved as "true" virtual reality. Virtual reality is not the "mimicking" of reality but the digitizing of the variables of what we know as reality. What you said as simulating reality is not virtual reality, it is merely a reality simulator, not an actual reality in data form. That's as short as I can make this without ruining people's head with my views so...

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    1. Caudyr

      After seeing the description on there...can't freaking WAIT! Only a few more days (until it comes out, at least)! *is getting hyped, heh* XD

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  14. Gospyy

    Now I can't wait for the next chapter.. thanks for the update! This made my day.. it keeps getting better and better. All Hail krytyk-sama! \o/

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    1. chibikei

      if you have iBook, theres a "convert to pdf" option in Safari (tested in iPad mini 2)

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  15. Garrett

    :D

    There is more!

    Thank you so much !
    I was poking around in my bookmarks looking for something to read. Finding the rest of the volume really makes my day. I <3 this series.

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  16. gregkap

    is there gonna be another volume of this ?? and anyone knows expected date ??? Thanks!!! :D

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      1. Caudyr

        Yeah, I think Krytyk said the next volume will be RELEASED on May 20th.

        Then there's the TL time...so...yeah. ^^

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        1. Abigail

          Oh, so closer to a month and a week now. So we might even see the next chapter in about a month and a half, depending on how quickly Krytyk can translate the first chapter of the new volume when it comes out.

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    1. Abigail

      According to someone else who posted a comment on the epilogue for volume 8, volume 9 will be released in 2 months in Japan. I suspect it might take a bit after that before Krytyk manages to start getting translations up for it.

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  17. Yoby

    I didn't check for updates for two weeks and 5 chapters (4+epilogue)? I'm very happy now 😂

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  18. Hemu Hemu

    I blinked, and new chapter finally got translated. WOooooOooooOooOoooOoooooooOoow
    Thank you

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  19. Genoahock

    Volume 6 made me stop reading this... S/he doesn't learn anything ever... Somehow being a girl distresses him ... Who cares it's not like you need to pee or anything c'mon it's a game! Combat wise s/he is a complete retard and keeps making the same mistakes ... The author needs to put some character growth into this some time soon or it just gets annoying to read :(

    Translation wise: good job!

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    1. Middy

      Its not about needing to pee, its a mental issue. Yun's masculinity was always debatable and having a female avatar doesn't help that situation. Also, Yun isn't a combat player, she's a crafter, meaning, combat doesn't happen often thus, mistakes will repeat.

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    2. Rei Void

      Firstly, doesn't learn anything ever means you never read this work properly. From how Shun's sister and best friend told him that his senses are all poor choices, to finding out the hidden uses of those trash senses by trial and error. In battle how he miss the herbivores and dealing so little damage to getting accurate shots from far away. From how he wandered around being alone to befriending the crafters, his sister's and best friend's teammates and Eight Million Gods.

      Next would be the psychological issue of being a female character in game. Normally the MMORPG, ie Many Men Online Role Playing Girls speaks for itself and we have developed some sort of immunity towards being a girl character in game. However, do not assume the story is set with the same mindset as us modern people. In that virtual reality game, gender cannot be disguised, yet the system happened to misread Shun's profile and registered him as a girl. This shadowed with the dark history of him winning a beauty contest while cross-dressing without anyone realising gave him a serious trauma. Also, because of his gender in game, he is often teased by friends. While you may not feel anything, how would you feel if you are constantly teased by people around you about being in a relationship with your best friend of the same sex?

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        1. Caudyr

          Ahhahahaha...so true in this case. So true. XD

          Yun's growth in all aspects is pretty obvious...and Shun's "change" with regards to his masculinity and femininity probably isn't much of a change, but more that Myu, Taku, and Sei incessantly teasing him about the character (as well as others just commenting on his femininity in general while he's playing it) has probably drawn it out of him, or something like that.

          Either way....his actions in the real world (at the start anyway) didn't really seem all that feminine to me. Sure, he did housework and stuff, but guys do that all the time anyway, so...yeah (though admittedly probably not all THAT often in Japanese LNs and stuff, heh). However, his actions as Yun............yeeeeeah, heh. =x

          It's a completely different matter in how the actions are construed when the body is that of a female instead of a male. It's sad, but true. =x

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      1. shiro

        In which chapter did they mention his dark past ? I haven't read it in any of the chapters .

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    3. Akshat Desai

      Well I can kinda see your point. Shun/Yun is literally scared of everything that you would typically find in a game. Heck he stays cooped up in his store all day everyday unless someone forces him out. Even then he is crying half the time. Lol.

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  20. CardinalFlam3

    Thank you for the next chapter, keep up the good work and stay at the pace that works for you

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  21. Anon

    Hey, I just realized i'v been reading these silly comments every day.
    Now when exactly did i stop checking for updates for the translation...

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  22. Nekomimik

    LOOKS LIKE WE NEED TO OFFER SOULS TO THE GREAT KRYTYK-SAMA!! -coughs- anyway, this series just ended up on my top ten list of good reads. The fluffy! The moe! The comedy! The action! The deepness! The holy nanny goddess!!!!! HNNNNGG!!!! -coughs- I can't wait for the translations to be done! So until then, I shall go back and re-read OSO or some of its chapters that I find amusing hehe~ Thank you for translating this krytyk-sama!

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      1. Nekomimik

        Well~ if it means krytal's work load lessens because of that darkness, who cares! But yea, I hope krytal gets more free time in the near future.

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    1. YukiLain

      If I didn't misunderstood something, I bellieve there never was anything like a vacation. Just real life being stressful.

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      1. happinezz001

        i think it's the same thing whether real life is being an ass or your actually taking a vacation

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  23. Mordun

    Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your translations. And sorry to hear that life has been keeping you to busy. Keep up the good work!

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  24. Nikkiarcher

    Hi hi. So I read part of this awhile back and it got me hooked. Thank you soooo much for translating this, it's unbelievable and you are an amazing person to do all of this for us or well yourself? I'm not sure how that works. But I look forward to staying by your side on this journey until it's complete:)

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  25. Kaguren

    Do es anyone know of any LN like OSO I really like the way the system is set up and I would like to read more like it

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      1. Spencer

        !/2 Prince is also a light novel you can find on the web but...I don't know if its still up.

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        1. Haru-_-ko

          yes its still there, atleast. was when i checked some time ago. you can find it at princerevolution.orc

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    1. Luiz

      I think Krytyk mentioned this one before: "Toaru Ossan no VRMMO" have the same concept as OSO: The exploits of a gamer inside a MMO game. He is also a crafter, bow user, is liked by animal/faery companions. The only diference is that the MC is a "middle-aged" man. It's currently being translated at https://honyakusite.wordpress.com/

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      1. Middy

        Having looked at the site, I cannot allow this to be promoted, the site, that is. It is atrociously organized and extremely hard to read in its current state. TN notes interfere in the chapter and they left many easily substituted foreign words. [*insert Japanese here*] (TN Note: A shout sound). That's not a wise course of action there, Krytyk is likely not going to translate, so, should the need arise, I'll offer to edit or ask to use it before reorganizing and editting their translation to be usable. If need be, I will revamp my website or talk to another translator and get this done. It is an eyesore, no offense to those TNs, of course.

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  26. Middy

    Greetings, everyone. I know how much you all hate waiting, myself included, but I realize that our translator has a life and there are many complications to this, so, I would like to promote my own stories, if that is okay, for you to read. I have a story very similar to OSO, and in fact I'm attempting to give it some similarities because OSO is quite amazing. The story description goes as follows.
    "The latest in gaming systems, the VirtuTech, is a system that brings a gamer into a virtual world after getting configured to their body. Once the person joins a game, they’re invited to make a character and enter a world. In this case, there’s only one world available as yet. Fantasy Online. Fan-On, as it’s called, is a world of magic, lifelike NPCs, and an evolving skills, crafts, and other various gaming content. On the day of release, Yuuki Otonashi logs up his VirtuTech and enters Fan-On, only for a series of digital world issues to occur and force him into a new character, a female character. Yuuki’s adventure arise from there and with the help of IRL friends he keeps the character."
    Now, the name chosen was merely because I've seen it used for male characters, and it seemed an easy enough mistake for the character to make when loging in. Should you wish to read this, it can be found here. http://middylightnovels.weebly.com/fantasy-reversal-online.html

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      On your knees and lick my shoes!

      Jokes aside...no, I never said I'm gonna drop it and I don't intend to drop it. Seriously, calm down people I'm just little busy these days.

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      1. K.S

        Hope you get some free time. I can lick u r feet but it'll be gross because we are both guys.

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      2. Middy

        Isn't that bit obvious?
        *wink*
        Well, I don't know, on your part, but if you have time, I'd love it if you'd look at the website in my comment above.

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  27. Gospyy

    Im happy to know this novel... Now I find myself can't stop reading this. Keep up the good work :">

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  28. Kappa

    Krytyk sama Is it alright to consider picking up another series? (Sousei no onmyoji hasn't been picked up by anyone and I thought it was really interesting.... ;-;)

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      Sousei no Omyouji is a manga, not a light novel. Moreover, it's actively scanlated as far as I know.

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    1. Arthur

      And it might be even longer. Kyytyk is under no obligation to translate any of this and isn't paid for what is done. Therefore possess yourself in patience and wait quietly until the next release. Keep pestering and he might decide to not do anything just for spite. Or maybe not, since he seems to be far more forgiving than I would be in his place.

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      1. Luiz

        Where did you bought them? Can you copy and paste words/kanjis to a dictionary from this raws?

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  29. rida

    Krytyk... Where are you, I miss you. It's been 2 month since i chech this site everyday for an update. I know you're husy, I dont need chapter soon but you are not gonna drop this one right?

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      I'm busy, if you looked through the comments you'd learn that much :3.

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      1. Caudyr

        I'd offer to do what I do with Re:Monster for this series until you can get around to translating (or TL checking my work)...but you're probably not interested in that, since I use a translation aggregator and a bunch of other sources to help translate things (though I was told my TLs have been pretty accurate overall). Plus, I'm fairly busy still myself...but...yeah.

        I did start doing some prelim. work on the WN stuff for this series (I TL'd the epilogue of vol. 7's end in the WN to see if it was something I could do), so I already know that this series appears to be MUCH easier than Re:Monster to TL overall, heh. If I had the LN raws I definitely would've already started working my way through them (for my own benefit) to tide me over until you got around to doing it, heh. =x

        Anyway, there's that option if you're interested (though again, I have my doubts that you are, heh =x). ^^

        Though, I still couldn't say any timeline since I'd have to work on it in bits and pieces (but that's easy for me to do, tbh). ^^

        ...Anyway, just putting that out there. :)

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        1. krytykkrytyk Post author

          Mentioning translation aggregators is the first step to making me snort. I wasn't born yesterday and I saw many, many "translations" done with the use of translation aggregators and various other tools, and not a single one was ever any close to make me label it as "passable". I wouldn't ever wish for any series to be hurt with the use of machine translation. So no, no I'm not sharing my raws.

          I don't intend to drop OSO and there's no need to worry about it, I'll eventually get around to working on it.

          Harsh? I guess so. But I don't acknowledge any type of MTL, I've seen hundreds of attempts at mtl and its variations (hiragana translations, aggregators, mixed translations) and every single attempt only earned my scorn and caused me to ridicule it, so don't particularly take it to yourself. My standards are much higher than those of an average leecher.

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          1. Caudyr

            Heh, no worries...I kind of expected that response. ^^

            The only shame about that is that I can't at least go through it for my own purposes...but...that just means I have to wait until the actual release comes out. =x

            I've definitely got the patience for that though, especially since I have an idea how much work goes into translating. =D

          2. OpenMind

            Never say never. Yes, most MTL are disgusting. But there is always the exception that proves the rule.

            For example, I think arkmachinetranslations.com has pretty decent quality. Apparently, it did take the translator 9 months to get the first chapter translated, using a line by line system comparing several different programs. However, now the translator is up to daily or near daily releases per chapter, still using machine translation.

            To be clear, I actually agree with krytyk that it is best for him to keep the raws, as most MTL really is terrible. But I also wanted to say that when someone says "I refuse to consider X," there are times when X is actually worth it.

          3. krytykkrytyk Post author

            >Comparing several different programs.
            >None of them are correct.
            See the problem? MTL doesn't understand languages, it copy and pastes stuff from elsewhere.

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