(Fanfic) Gifting the wonderful world with blessings! Volume 9 Prologue

Volume 9: Crimson Destiny

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Translator: yuNS
Editors: Skythewood, BlitzBlast

Colored Illustrations (TL in caption): http://imgur.com/a/KXJTn

“‘EXPLOSION’––––!!”

Accompanying this body-shaking roar was a gale that ravaged the surrounding area.

And thus a new crater was born on the plains a short distance away from Axel.

The construction workers were going to be busy again.

Megumin, who had collapsed onto the ground, turned her head to me and asked:

“How many points was that?”

I – who had recently been given the title of “Explosion Sommelier” by Megumin – wouldn’t give a high rating very easily.

“––Hmm, based on the destructiveness alone, I’d give it 90 points. But I noticed that the intensity of the heat wave wasn’t as strong as it usually was. You were trying to control it to accommodate for the summer heat, weren’t you?”

When Megumin heard my question, a bright smile flashed across her face.

“Exactly. I thought to myself, ‘Is only focusing on raw destructive power really good enough?’ So I decided that for today’s Explosion spell, I’d try making a cool breeze. What’d you think of the wind that blew away all that hot and stuffy air? I think it’d be a good addition to Axel’s natural scenery highlights.

I might not have understood half of what she just said, but I still got the gist of it.

“For your consideration of the audience, and for the beautiful roundness of that crater, today I’ll give you 97 points!”

“Thank you very much! I’ll keep on doing my best!”

After we finished our stupid conversation, I picked Megumin up off the ground. I was already used to carrying her light body, which still hadn’t developed the slightest bit.

“Sorry for always bothering you like this.”

“If you’re really sorry, then raise your level already. Boost your max MP high enough so you don’t collapse anymore, okay?”

I complained to Megumin as we walked back to Axel.

“This’ll probably keep happening no matter how many times I level up, you know? I mean, I put all the skill points I get from leveling up into increasing the power of my Explosion magic.”

“What?! I was wondering why even after all this time your max MP hadn’t caught up with your MP costs… So it was you all along! And here I was thinking that we wouldn’t have to go home like this anymore after you got your level high enough. Give me back those hopes!”

“What’s so bad about this? Isn’t the occasional skinship between companions a necessity?”

“Oi, you of all people have absolutely no right to say that.”

I considered whether I should step things up from mere “skinship” with Megumin, who seemed completely remorseless.

“The me from back when I lived in the Village of Crimson Magic probably would’ve never believed I’d end up cherishing my companions so much.”

“Yeah, well I’m not really feeling that cherishment right now…”

Megumin chuckled at my immediate rebuttal.

“So what were you like back then? Actually, more importantly, what possessed you to go nuts enough to decide to learn Explosion?”

“How rude of you to call me insane. As for what I was like, well…”

Megumin went silent for a while. Was she thinking about her past?

“I used to never interact with anyone. Since I was a genius, I thought I’d be fine even if I was alone.”

“Oh, so you were already a chuuni back then? Er, I mean, you were a nutcase even as a kid?”

Hearing my comment, Megumin started putting some strength into the arms she had wrapped around my neck.

“Okay, okay, my bad, let me try again! Basically, you were just an unwante- Ow, ow, ow! Hey, go easy on me! Your level and strength are both higher than mine!”

Megumin, who seemed amazed at my reaction, bemusedly sighed to herself on my back.

“Well, it’s your fault for saying something so uncalled for… Anyways, you wanted to hear the story of how I learned Explosion magic, right?”

“Oh, right! Normally, you can’t learn Explosion unless somebody else taught you first, right? So I was wondering what kind of troublesome person your teacher was.”

“Calling the benefactor I looked up to so much a troublesome person is very rude. Ah, that’s right…”

A nostalgic expression appeared on Megumin’s face as she thought of the past.

“––I’ll tell you after I tell a certain person that I’ve learned Explosion magic.”

She said with a happy smile.

 

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  • Relaxing Tomato

    My wife left me

  • Thanks! <3

  • Juris

    Thank you very much

  • Ilídio Magalhães

    Neat start but rather odd. Will we ever know what Megumin wanted to tell Kazuma later that night at the end of the last volume? I would guess that was that feel good illustration with Megumin praising Kazuma. Anyway, thanks to all the work you’ve put into the series and of the of course the whole team. You guys are the best. Thank you for the commitment to this gem of a series.

    • Nayrael

      Volume 4 ended with Yunyun’s famous demand, but Volume 5’s Prologue was a scene very similar to this. It was chapter 1 that continued where volume 4 ended, not the Prologue.
      I guess the same might be going on here.

  • Patty legend

    The time has come for Wolbach to face the monster she created.
    Its so ironic that one oft the demon arms bosses thaugt Megumin the spell that already killed half oft the other bosses.

    • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

      And herself

      • Fisheye

        Naaahhh, I don’t think so. The one probably who will kill her is Megumin sister (her other half I mean)

  • Diego Balderas

    Thanks!

  • Tpp

    “Your level and strength are both higher than mine!”
    Kazuma is physically weaker than a 14 years old girl.

    • HyperiorV

      Hopefully not for long. But then again, don’t expect anything.

    • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

      well, level wise, megumin is wayyyyyy higher since she is the one who finished off most to all the bosses that appeared so far. And kazuma is busy dying

  • ほこりホライゾンアリア

    Thanks!! sky and team for vol 9 Fanfic i love how megumin says in illus 3 argg!!!!!!
    ///
    Megumin: I LOVE YOU!!, who always complains about every little thing, but chooses to help everyone in the end, who are not straightforward, but truly kind at heart.
    ///
    Then here comes the Explosion to ruin the cheesy moment nahh please no!!!
    ///
    And also its sad that Wolbach not remember megumin well i will patiently wait for the update!!
    And again Thanks!!!

  • HyperiorV

    (nnnnnngh. next wednesday is so far away…)

    Thanks yuNS!!!!!!

  • Bloodraven

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Rando

    And thus we embark on our final journey together. Let us lock our hands tightly and, as one, move down this road with both a sense of melancholy and joy for the time we have spent with one another.

    I mean, you know. While we’re still with you, sky.

    • HyperiorV

      Yeah. Thankfully sky and yuns are leaving us with an explosive last volume!

  • Minikui saru

    Thank you guys so much, my day has been made

  • Fanfix Fan

    Vol 9 already? This fanfic is great and you guys are the best!!

    From the illustrations it seems this one will be Megumin route, btw why someone is saying goodbye in the comments? This is the last arc? Then in the Trashzuma’s harem Megumin is the lucky(?) winner? Although would be way more intersting if he picks Aqua 😛

    • Nayrael

      No, they say goodbye because Yen Press licensed the Light Novels so Volume 9 will be Skythewood’s last… fanfic.

      • Oppai Dragon

        Very sad. Official licenses/translations are great, the long wait for them to catch up to where the pre-license fan translations were… not so much. If Overlord’s Yen Press releases are any indication of what KonoSuba’s will be like, it could be like four years before Yen Press gets up to Volume 10 of KS.

        • Nayrael

          Someone should really stop Yen Press. They don’t have the manpower and resources needed to translate on a satisfyingly regular basis, not to even mention the quality. They basically license stuff just to stop any serious competition from appearing and no anti-monopoly law takes this situation into consideration AFAIK.

          • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

            Ikr, they licensed oregairu for over a year now and not a single volume is out -_-

          • Norris-chan

            Luckily the fan translation for oregairu is still on-going, even if there hasn’t been a new volume since yen press licensed it.

          • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

            Yeah, hope someone would continue to do konosuba cuz i wanna see the ending

          • Flying Zambie

            if you can read chinese. It is there, search it up.

          • dark_heero00

            There is? Could you give me the link? I really don’t mind to read broken translation aka google sensei by myself

          • Flying Zambie
          • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

            ha, I don’t even know how to read moonrune properly… let alone ching chang

          • Flying Zambie

            here, google site translate works very well
            http://www.wenku8.com/book/1657.htm

          • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

            thx

          • Flying Zambie

            here’s a spoiler: “I Like you”

          • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

            Haha. Seen that a billion times since the release date

          • Flying Zambie

            Lmao… it is cute

          • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

            Hehe xD
            I prefer it more if it’s from Iris though
            Iris and Theia from Rokujouma no Shinryakusha is really similar, both best gril

        • Daniel Is I

          I understand the reasoning behind the decision, but I truly hope either Sky reconsiders or someone else picks up the torch.

          Sky and co. have no obligation to continue with their translations. However, Yen Press will undoubtedly take years to translate up to this point (with no guarantee that they ever will), which leaves English-speaking fans in a very unfortunate spot. If nobody else picks up translating after Sky passes the torch, then we’re just screwed. I’m seriously considering learning to read Japanese now, simply because it would take me less time to learn to the point where I could read fluently than it would for Yen Press to release volume 10.

          So thank you Skythewood, Sine Nomine, and yuNS for all of your hard work. You have allowed me to experience a wonderful series that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to, at least for another few years. And although it is not my place, although it is incredibly selfish, although it’s unlikely to sway you, I have to ask anyway: please don’t stop translating KonoSuba. You have given the series respect that I am unsure Yen Press will be able to match, and the English-speaking fans are likely to face long delays without assistance.

          Thank you once again. Whatever decision you make, the most important thing is to ensure it’s one you’re happy with and that you won’t regret.

        • Jimmy-kun

          yuNS, the translator, made a site where he “will be posting after volume 9” and without the name of skythewood, i don’t know if he pretends continue the fanfic after skythewood drops it but i think is a possibility (the link is in the coments of the epiloge of Vanir’s spin off)

          I’m not english speaker, sorry if my grammar are poor

          • Oppai Dragon

            I’ll be sure to look into that, thank you!

        • Anon

          This is a fanfic! Haha you’re blowing the cover!

  • True

    Dawn of the Final Day(s)

    Thank you so much for your hard work. And doubly so for going the extra mile to translate just one more. Guess even you couldn’t just leave us with Volume 8’s cliffhanger huh?

  • JuliusCV

    Thanks for the chapter! You guys rock!

    Maaaan, I have so many feels right now about. Im happy that I can read one volume more of this great fanfic, but sad that maybe it will be the last for a really long time.

    Anyway, cheers for Megumin Route! she and Wiz are best girls.

    • Samuel

      Eris/chris is best girl!

    • Dark Bullet

      I don’t know which route would be the best one Chris, Iris or Megumin. It’s too hard.
      With Chris Kazuma would harass her.
      With Iris Kazuma would… Iris would marry that man. And have a lot of play dates. (If you know what I mean.) Look I don’t care that she’s a loli. She’s about 12 she can marry a man already. I wish legal marriage age would be 1–. I MEAN 100. 100 – 80. Twenty. Yes, twenty I didn’t say anything wrong. (Psst… if guys in anime/2000 years ago can marry 12-year-old girls then I can too. Equal rights brah.)
      And then there’s Megumin. Name like megami. I have always liked chuunibyo loli girls. Especially the I-am-a-chuunibyou-but-later-on-I’m-going-to-fall-in-love-with-you types plus she must be under 18–. I MEAN UNDER 180 YEARS OLD.
      I should just move to a poor country, because no food = no height. (Btw this statement is a fact I’ve seen a Vietnamese woman who looks just like a 13-year-old teen. She was my teacher at one point.

      • HyperiorV

        He wouldn’t harass Chris (as much) as Kazuma would receive divine retribution and he also wants to get on her (as Eris) good side.

        • Ran

          All of you shut the fuck up! Support harem route for everyone happiness

          • Opinionsdontmatter

            For the Harem! Aqua can join too. ‘Cause she can’t read the atmosphere. lol

      • 漏流乃 嵐丸

        Actually, neotenic features show more if there’s enough healthy fat in the food. It mostly has to do with the genes, though.

      • 漏流乃 嵐丸

        Also Aqua is the best girl.

  • Blahtoto

    Thanks for translating this LN after I finish reading this I’m going to hibernate for 3 years……..

  • Moe_Ronn

    Much thanks.

  • otter 1

    Thxxxxxxxx

  • Rem

    Thanks for the chapter, as always! Still waiting for you to translate the volume 10. Please.

    • Romancer Ecclesia

      He won’t

      • Rem

        I know. And I hope.

        • yuNS

          Volume 10 isn’t coming out for a while Q_Q

  • KnowName

    in the colored pic in the last one wouldnt it be “like” you instead of “love”, due to 1) its ”好きです” not “愛している”nor “大好きです”. i know that they are vague when confessing love, but wasnt that the reason why kazuma so pissed off. but the author will in the end come up with megumi being chuni that ruins the whole scene

    • Dark Bullet

      好きです translates to something like “It’s love that I’m feeling towards you.”. Sure it can mean “to like” so the word 好き would be love and like fused together. And 愛してる would be like “I love you a lot”.

      And Megumin is using 好き because saying 愛してる is too embarrassing for her and it doesn’t fit her.

  • DiPz

    Wolbach is coming prepare your tissues ehmm your hourses for much more intense shaking of breast uhmmm explosion magic!!!!!!!

  • yeo madrake

    Thank you for translating so quickly

    • Flying Zambie

      the Chinese translation is done already

  • Flying Zambie

    so megumin confesses

  • RaiZero

    someone got the raws for volume 9? I want to see what next for volume 10.

    • Loli Hunter :3 ロリーハンター

      probably iris making her second appearance in the main series cuz a little something happened in this volume

    • 漏流乃 嵐丸

      All hail Komekko the God Eater!

    • Flying Zambie
  • Flying Zambie

    is megumin a washboard or quite normal? for a loli ofcourse

  • Seinvolf

    Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    Another absurd story start again…
    :3…

  • Tomás Coutinho

    i didn’t find the translation for the colored illustrations, can someone help me?