(Fanfic) Gifting the wonderful world with blessings! Volume 8 Prologue

Volume 8: Axis Cult VS Eris Cult

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Translator: Sine Nomine
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In this world, there was Eris Festival, but no Aqua Festival. Aqua, who felt it was unfair, decided to host her own festival. Kazuma started to help out unwillingly… Even Chris was asked by Aqua to help out— Thus, the city-wide disturbance began!

 

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Aqua: “Let’s put an end to Eris Festival this year and replace it with Aqua Festival!”

Darkness: “I won’t help. I have lordship duties to perform.”

Megumin: “I don’t mind. I’m not an Eris Cultist anyway.”

 

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Wiz— Hey, what a high rating! I want to embrace her! I want to embrace that cuddly elder sister!

Succubus? — What is with that woman in the middle!? I have never seen such a beauty! That isn’t just a little demon anymore, but practically a femme fatale!

???— Very good! Awesome! Pretty face, sexy body, and a noble lady!?

 

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I’m hoping one day the world will be peaceful so that I won’t have to perform my duties anymore…

Characters

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Megumin

Age: 14, Arch Wizard

A genius from the Crimson Magic Clan. An obsessive wizard who can only use (and only want to use) Explosion magic. Likes Explosion magic. Specialty: Explosion magic. Hobby: Explosion magic.

Aqua

Age: ??, Arch Priest

A goddess who guide the souls of those who died young. Currently adventuring with Kazuma with the goal of defeating the demon king. Likes beer. Specialty: party tricks.

Darkness

Age: 18, Crusader

A defensive knight who takes pleasure from monster attacks. The noble lady of the Dustiness family. Specialty: delusion.

Kazuma

Age: 16, Adventurer

An ex-NEET who brought Aqua to this parallel world. Has almost given up on the quest to defeat the demon king.

Wiz

Age: 20, Shop Owner

Vanir

Age: ??, Greater Demon Shop Assistant

Eris

Age: ??, Goddess

Chris

Age: 15 (?), Thief

Prologue

It was unbelievable that I, who never participated in any cultural festivals, would be helping out in preparing for a festival in a parallel world.

Even the Axis Cultists, whose very existence was feared, were behaving themselves.

They were staking a lot on the upcoming festival.

Seeing this scene, I couldn’t help but sigh.

A parallel world festival with bonfires everywhere seemed like a dream.

It was normal in Japan, but in this parallel world, the dream-like festival seemed out of place.

It was the nostalgic roadside stalls of Japan.

The inhabitants of this parallel world were managing different types of stalls by themselves. It was evident that everyone was truly enjoying the festival.

Even though this festival lasted only a few days every year.

There were beast-men, elves, and dwarves here.

There were even undead, demons, and goddesses.

“Kazuma, Kazuma. I think it is great to host this festival.”

Aqua, who was happily watching the festival, turned to me suddenly.

“Thanks for helping the Axis Cult.”

With the dream-like festival in the background, she smiled innocently and said it frankly like she had never done before.

 

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  • Nyalicious

    Thanks a lot for this.

  • Zettai Zero

    ohhh at last a new chapter for konosuba!!! i’ve been waiting for this

  • Khuzayma

    Thanks.

  • Daniel Imran

    What happen to Sky?

    • Zettai Zero

      perhaps busy translating other series i guess

  • Zettai Zero

    i hope there is more to come

  • DoucheMcSwoosh

    I was very excited to continue reading KonoSuba! Then, this happened. Well, I guess there is always next week!

  • vand

    Thank you Sky-sama, No Name-sama and all guys that work here to keep bringing such joy to us KonoSuba fans!!! Next week can´t come soon enough!

  • Adryan Eka Vandra

    Thank you for the prologue!

  • Pablo Jiang

    PREACH THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • True

    Praise the Explosion Cult! Thank you for the update.

  • JuliusCV

    “Kazuma, kazuma. I think is great to host this festival.”

    How I read that:

    “Kazuma, Kazuma.”

    “Hai, Kazuma desu.”

    Thanks for that, Deen.

    Anyway, is great to finally read more of this great fanfic. Thanks for the chapter!

    • Pablo Jiang
      • Zettai Zero

        Megumin is really the best girl~~~~ <3 not only she is the first of his companions who clearly shows she fall in love and head over heels on kazuma but she spends the most time with Kazuma compare to other companions ofc mainly because she asked him to carry her after the daily explosion

        • EpicName

          Acctully it’s Aqua who spent the most time with Kazuma

          • Zettai Zero

            Aqua maybe his first companion but most of the all she did is drink wine and cause trouble , Kazuma not wanting to be troubled seperate from her on the other hand Kazuma spends his time together with Megumin for daily explosions and also the very first girl to trigger a romance flag on Kazuma

          • Mark Androssi Vergara

            Even kazuma says , aqua is the longest one. Even their interraction witth each other is the funniest. Well megumin is best grill tho

  • Sandrex Cabrales

    Thank you !! good work keep it up! looking forward to chapter 1

  • Ilídio Magalhães

    I was not expecting this treat. Short but sweet. Thank You!

  • Bloodraven

    Thanks for the chapter ! Thanks for continuing the series Sine Nomine .

  • Peter Lockheart

    hyahuuuuuuuu thanks for the fan fiction !

  • Jili lili gili cili Cg

    Thanks for the chapter!!!

  • Artem Chashinov

    Thanks!!!

  • Guy

    I’m pretty sure that that ??? girl is Darkness. what do you guys think?

    • Atamahead027

      me too, but somehow she has “what is that disgusting things” look. a sadist darkness?

      • Kevin Schwarz

        I hope not! She is M all the way! >_<;

    • H-sama

      just took a look on the pic..and no label for that ??? girl? or that katakana above kazuma’s, perhaps?

      because it is read as: Aigis – or Aegis for another people who feel more like it

  • Random guy

    Thanks for the Fanfic
    Axis cult festival look like fun 😀

  • Mugiwara

    Damn this title.. I hope those Axis guys won’t put a end to this novel.. lol

  • wasabii

    I feel like the texts on that wiz-succubus-darkness illustration is just a comment by the knight behind Kazuma, instead of the girls saying it.

    Another thing, for this line: “Seeing this scene, I couldn’t help but sigh.”

    I asked my friend to translate the prologue for me before, and he translated that line to “I exhale in awe from the scene before my eyes”. I feel like that might fit the context better.

    Anyways, thank you so much for the translation!

  • Moe_Ronn

    Much thanks.

  • Nekogami

    Thanks for the chapter…

  • Nizglem

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Agung Trianto

    Terima kasih atas chapter-nya!

  • Lynz

    Really thanks for the chapterr!!! Although it is a short one, but it is really good!! Thankssss

  • Admiral Fleux

    1 week waiting again for fanfic

  • Vitão – “ex-vitoloko”

    Based on the illustrations… Kazuma dies again in This vol… Hahahahahahahahaha

  • Red Glasses

    When you wait 1 week for not one but two chapters and you get the prologue. Not t-that I-I have a p-p-p-p-problem with it. With Volume 9’s release this June. It’s a gap. Be it as a rule or suspicion. Thanks anyway.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Yeah we can do with this fanfic while the novel comes out. Maybe next week we will get a longer reading.

    • Skythewood

      When I see comments that suggest that waiting (another word for doing nothing) is a chore, and that I somehow owe them a translation, my motivation to translate dwindle. Right now, it’s zero.

      Fortunately for you, Sine Nomine, the current translator is more tolerant than me.

      But let’s see how long before he gets pissed off too.

      • Minikui saru

        Hey man I know people are pressuring you guys because of the translations but keep it up. You guys are doing all English speakers a favour and I appreciate it immensely. Please try to ignore those comments telling you to work faster, in the end you owe us all nothing and we owe you all everything. Thanks for everything!

      • Red Glasses

        Really now, I felt ashamed of what I said. Deep down I was really happy you guys kept up with volume 8 that I forgot in the first place you never had hopes of becoming a reality. I was acting on my selfish acts and really deep down I feel sorry for what I said. You made me realize hardwork betrays none but dreams betray many. I won’t go anywhere and stay still where I am. Is this really worth it? But hey, here we are. And it’s one thing I’m happy for. That this fabric exists to our enjoyment. Thank you very much.

        • Red Glasses

          But really, I got the feel I was being treated an asshole sorry. But, I’m going to trouble you again. It’s fine after all. Inserts Whatever BS about real life.

          • Zona Master

            Bu..But you are being treated like an ass cause you are one

            Just embraced the assholeness and go full asslord

      • Iamyourmaid

        honest question, not a bait

        who gave the impression that the TLs will be out every week?

        • Skythewood

          Are you implying there are no TLs out every week?

          • Zettai Zero

            ummm, i don’t think he meant it in such a negative way Sky-sama , i think what he is trying to tell is that the translator have the rights on releasing the translated chapter whenever they wanted to so the freeloader readers have no rights to complain is what i interpreted on it

          • Iamyourmaid

            Well, there were every week.

            I’m not sure what exactly happened. I’ll just take your word that some people should shut up when they say they’re “waiting” for the next coming fic. Yes, such comments *are* hurtful, and worse they were saying it both without malice and full of ignorance.

            Having delays or not is another issue.

    • Daniel Haziq

      Must be a real chore waiting for that translation which you didn’t even contribute to.
      Not t-that I-I have a p-p-p-p-problem with it.

    • Bwahahaha

      Aïe.. i’m remember it’s because of those negative comments that Konjiki no Moji.. *sigh*

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Thanks a lot for this prologue of this fanfic! Great work guys!

  • Eve

    Oh that last line..
    Is this a flag???

    • Puro

      I hope so

  • Allen Lamperouge

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Hermodd Cry

    Muchas gracias
    necesitaba de mi DROGA para vivir

  • TheDrunkenSenpai

    I see a chicken on auqas head in the picture. Is this the newborn Dragon !?!?

    • Zona Master

      So it is actually an overpriced chick

      Maybe this chick will evolve to phoenix or something

      • Pablo Jiang

        its possible

        • Strailsker

          It’s Aqua’s. It’s impossible. It’s more probable that the chick will evolve in a Sandwich in Kazuma’s stomach

          • Danguy

            It will evolve in a teryaki

  • Zona Master

    Thanks for the fanfc!

    Reading a nice fanfic… it filled me with determination!!

    • nekomonster

      Determination. Sans has determination too. So much that I. Can’t. Land. A. Single. Hit.

  • Puro

    I love you, translators!!!

  • TehCoopaTroopa

    am i missing something, or was the prologue super short this time? compared to the others it almost feels as if the page stopped loading halfway through xD

    Anywho, thanks for the translations as always translators

  • Strailsker

    Well, I can’t understand. We’re reading an amazing fanfic for FREE, and most of us (me included) don’t help in anything with this work. These guys (or girls, I don’t know) are doing a great effort, and almost every Thursday we have some text to read and enjoy. So…what the hell are you complaining for? Because is one chapter insted of two? Because there’s no fanfic one day or another because those guys have something to do with their own lives?

    It pisses me off how people doesn’t value the effort of others, and even more if they do anything to help them, and only complain because they don’t have anything better to do than waiting in a chair pressiing F5 every 5 minutes. Because if you have at least one thing to do with your own life, you employ your own time working in your own business or enjoying it, instead of wasting it writing nosense to bother someone else.

    They’re doing this work for fun, and because they want that everyone can enjoy it. So why some people missunderstands things and thinks that these guys have some kind of obligation to post two chapters every thursday or something like that?

    If you are so interested in Japanese light novels and can’t wait, go and learn Japanese on your own. You will grow as a person and you won’t annoy other people. Even maybe you will be able to contribute. But don’t waste time annoying the writers, because they don’t have any obligation or compromise with you. The only thing that you gain spamming “where’s today’s fanfic” is exhaust the patience of the people who brings the novels for you, and make them feel uncomfortable.

    Sky, Sine nomine and all the people that work in this site, write only if you enjoy it. You don’t owe anything yo anyone. Light novels are made to enojoy them, and to enjoy them all of us, insted of only the readers meanwhile you get stressed.

    Sorry for the long post

    • Red Glasses

      There will always people be like me. All these frustrations and can’t reading and stay where I am. Comments like this contradicts our insanity. Like these talented people all had the time they had and do try hard to learn Japanese. They had time and passion. Immoral individuals like me are consequently reminded to just give up. You won’t get anywhere. Even though this was one of the very few things that kept looking forward to aside from real life. This fanfic. They posted two successive series’s chapters weekly it ignited my expectation that I thought that Sky had the passion. It was an accident that I had to comment. When Sky had said something then I would’ve understand. Now that’s stupid right? I just had to say this but, it was wrong for Sky for letting Sine doing it instead. I know it’s short but, you can’t let her/him do that. It’s short yes. But from the outside perpective…

      It’s like it’s a pain having to deal with these comments. There’s one thread and the other that contradicts. Looking at these is just plain sad and pity this all over again. If it’s really fun, they have to effort, huh? Present day… Present times… haha.

      But I believe that beneath them, there’s more much precious than these… Zell’s gonna be a Phoenix (Griffith Dragon).

      • Red Glasses

        I am very sorry to both of the translators, Skythewood and Sine Nomine as well. I with overlook my mistakes. And hopefully a proper conclusion.

        • Strailsker

          I could answer your previous message, but I think that it was written not in the best mood (as well as mine in the first place) . Just to make it clear, the post wasn’t written because of you. Actually, your first post was made with a bit of humor, and not with bad intentions I guess.

          So, I just want to take the possitive things of your answer, and I hope that the translators can do the same.

          P.S. Is not that we always have to be reminded to thanks. We just have to think about other people’s lives and feelings when we write a comment (thing that I made wrong I have to admit, because I didn’t want to offend anyone, just wanted to remind everybody that they have no obligations with us). Sorry about that, it wasn’t my intention to trouble you, or anybody.

          Just let’s hope they can recover the motivation and the good mood.

    • Ron

      It’s like 99% positive 1% negative trolls. It’s really better to ignore the trolls, because otherwise they clearly win. They don’t even care about the fanfic and will just move onto the next thing to troll like a swarm of locusts anyway, while the rest of us wind up losers because we let them troll us.

      So I would urge everyone to not respond to them directly or acknowledge them. Post positive comments instead, that’s how to win. I’ve seen this happen so many times and that’s really the best way. I’ve seen trolls get completely discouraged and scurry off when they are ignored and a new tight knit community pop up where people discuss their hobby because of that simple strategy. I myself have been trolled, and responded with trolling back, and that’s a never ending cycle of failure. But when I tried the opposite it was really amazing, so many great comments started popping up, so I always do that now.

      Anyway, I read the prologue. I don’t read the Explosion one anymore because I don’t really like it that much. But it seems a lot of people really like it, and they got a double serving which is sure to make them happy. I think Sky is trying to spread out the releases so that there is something every week, whereas the LN I think only released up to this current volume I believe. They translate a huge chunk usually each week, so it’s best to spread it out a bit so there isn’t a giant gap while waiting for volume releases, and this was a good time to take a break from the main one what with the start of a new volume.

  • Richard Renz Balucio

    oh my oh my
    thank you!! its a bit of a stress reliever for me to see this starting to update after the dmca of amaburi (one major source of my 2d life)

  • HaiKazumaDesu

    You guys are awesome as always.
    Having to update the fanfic is truly awesome.

  • Rei

    Sky-Team, i’ve a suggestion and it’s up to you guys to consider it or not.
    I suggest to not include “volume XX” in the title since all content this blog is officially fanfic.

    • StealthAria

      Using “volume XX” in the title is fine, it won’t cause any sort of copyright issues. It is fairly normal for longer fanfics (and webnovels) to assign volume numbers when they plan on continuing for a while, helps readers keep track of where they are and when a new arc is starting.

  • Brainanda Talydeppa Alirahman

    Yatta!! Vol.8 ^_^
    thanks for your works SkyTL and co.
    :immediately making the pdf:

  • Kittens

    Always one of the best parts of my week!
    Thank you for the hard work (:

  • Nerimaki

    Thanks for the update!

  • Lynz_Wiz

    I think people can’t push his/her selfish request to the translator and become unsatisfied just because the other party didn’t do what they ask.. They don’t owe us a translation or anything.. We don’t even help them when they’re translating.. Of course it’s a pity that they won’t translate it for a while but who knows that they’ll continue it in the future? So please don’t be so impatient and enjoy the translation that’s running now!!

  • PereBK

    Gracias por el buen cap en serio y si uso el traductor de google :v

  • Meltis

    Hello dear readers, please remember that you guys are probably doing nothing to contribute to sky’s translation of KonoSuba so please stop pressing for chapters. I actually find 1 chapter a week pretty generous already since I tend to see some projects take weeks to release 1 chapter. Just give this man some chill and go about your day or learn some Japanese and help out with the translations instead of pressing/complaining for new chapters.

  • HyperiorV

    Thanks! Really looking forward to this chapter.

  • Evil

    Thanks guys and that succubus? was the best character so far! <3-<3

  • crx07

    Didn’t expect the 8th volume to be released

  • Seinvolf

    Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    The intro really a disaster…
    XD…