Jingai Musume 100

A Battle Within a Castle — Part 2
Editors: Sebas Tian, Joker, Speedphoenix

The first thing the king and I did after our little conversation about murdering his son was to move. We needed to get the little princess somewhere safe. Since we knew that our allies would be somewhere in front, we cut through the castle’s interior and headed out front. Lo and behold, the rescue squad was right there waiting for us. Their pace was so brisk that watching them was almost a bit fascinating.

“Your Majesty! You’re safe!” Carlotta, who was at the squad’s front, hailed the king the moment she saw him before turning towards me with a bit of a suspicious look. “You were the one who rescued him, I take it…?”

Carlotta was this operation’s supreme commander. Yet, I had somehow expected her to be here. She just seemed like the type that would take to the front lines and order the soldiers to follow her as she charged into the fray. And she wasn’t the only familiar face either.

“Oh, hey Nell. Fancy seeing you around these parts.”
“Wait, Yu-Why are you here!?” asked Nell.

The hero’s presence confirmed that the church did indeed view her as an important asset. There was no way they would have deployed her on such an important mission had they felt otherwise.

“Explaining it all would be a huge pain in the ass, so I’mma just not.”

Nell looked like she was about to complain, but her boss cut her off before she could.

“Cease, Nell. I too want to ask him many, many things, but this is not the time for that. We are before his majesty, and we don’t want to waste his time. Save any questions you have for later.” The knight took a knee as she lectured her subordinate. Soon, her whole unit followed suit. “Your Majesty, we are glad to see both you and your daughter in good health. Nothing could possibly mean more to us than your safety.”
“Enough,” said the king. “Raise your heads. There is no need for you to go through with pleasantries. This is in an emergency, and I see it only rational that we act in a manner befitting of such.”
“Understood, Your Majesty.”

Carlotta got to her feet and turned to her unit to instruct them to do the same. I used her momentary bit of inattention to whisper into the king’s ears.

“I know these guys, and they know me. But they don’t know what I really am, so don’t be giving me away.”

The king gave the slightest nod possible. He too was being all sneaky-like.

I hadn’t told the stubborn old coot the whole truth. Nell knew my identity, but I figured that it’d be better for me not to tell him that.

“Given the circumstances, Your Majesty, might I suggest evacuating immediately? A part of this unit will accompany you and ensure that you make it to safety.”
“Please evacuate only my daughter,” said the king, resolutely. “I am afraid that I must remain.”
“Sir..?” Carlotta made a stupefied expression, as if she hadn’t ever expected that she would be denied.
“It is my understanding that you will soon make your way towards my idiotic excuse of a son. I shall join you in seeing to his demise.”
“B-But Your Majesty…” Carlotta gave a troubled frown. She simply didn’t know how else to react to the king’s unexpected suggestion.
“I understand that I am asking for a significant favour. But I insist. You must escort me to his side.”

And him being a stubborn old coot probably isn’t helping either.

Their conversation soon came to an unexpected, abrupt end. My skills started blaring alarms through my head. An enemy had come and a crisis was upon us. The strength of Crisis Detection’s response changed based on the severity of the threat. For example, Illuna loved to start hitting me when she started to get angry. She would pound the bottom of her fists into my chest. It was obviously an attack, but the skill judged it so inconsequential that it was completely ignored. However, the skill would begin blaring off alarms the moment Lefi attempted the same adorable thing. It would instill an overwhelming sense of crisis throughout every fibre of my being.

The sensation I was currently feeling was nowhere close to the threat of an angry Lefi, but it was still enough of a threat to cause the skill to pop. Based on what I’d experienced within the Wicked Forest, such a sensation meant that the attack being launched my way was one that would cause significant harm if I didn’t react immediately. And as such, I took an action that could almost be called reflexive. I raised the blade I had been resting atop my shoulders and held it above my head in order to block the incoming attack.

A loud clang pierced my ears and a dull shock ran through my arms. The attack was a heavy one. In fact, it was so heavy that I couldn’t help but think that the attacker had jumped off the castle in order to give his first strike a bit of oomph.

“You actually blocked that? Not bad! Not bad at all!”

I turned around to see my attacker, a burly man with his weapon drawn and ready to go. The look on his face was… wrong. He was just so happy and enraptured that I couldn’t help but feel a sense of danger. For my chastity.

“Aw hell no! You stay the fuck outta my ass!”

I almost stumbled across my own words as I turned around and attempted to strike him with a roundhouse kick. But unlike everyone else I’d fought today, he managed to dodge it and take up a stance with his blade. Again, I was assaulted by an instinctive repulsion.

He was a pervert.

I could just tell.

“Hahaha!” The man laughed. “I only took this shitty job because I heard I’d get a chance to fight the church’s famous lady knight, or even the hero herself. But would you look here! I’ve got myself something even better! What a lucky day it is! If I knew someone like you was coming, then I would’ve gotten myself off my ass even earlier!”

The man grinned as widely as any human being possibly could while his eyes began to glow with a sharp glint. Gross. That’s fucking gross. God help me. This motherfucker’s one of them freaks obsessed with fighting. And one of the really messed up ones at that.

His equips were indicative of the fact that he was your everyday soldier. I would have been quite happy if it had turned out that he was basically wearing rags, but unfortunately, it was the opposite. Analyze informed me that his gear was much better than anything a mere member of the rank and file could ever afford. He said something about a job, right? I guess that would probably make him either a merc or an adventurer.

The rude pervert’s entrance caused the king and the knights to tense up.

“A-Are you okay!?” asked Nell in a panicked tone.
“I’m fine. Don’t worry about me. Just go do what you gotta do.”

The war-crazed pervert seemed to have judged me as a worthy foe or something. He was no longer even considering anyone else. They’d all left his focus. His sword was directed at me and only me. He was unlikely to chase the king and his knights so long as I remained. Ughhhhhhhhhhh. God damn it. Give me a break. Look man, I’m a pacifist. Sure, I fight stuff, but only because it’s absolutely necessary. I only do what I have to, nothing more. ‘Cause unlike this degenerate, I don’t actually like almost getting myself killed.

A member of the rescue team attempted to attack the man. He moved in a ninja-like manner, approached the pervert from behind, and attempted to hit one of his blind spots.

But it didn’t work.

“Get out of here, small fry. This party’s exclusive. Invite only.”

There was a flash. The ally that had attacked was split right in half. His death prompted Carlotta to click her tongue in annoyance. “Are you going to need backup?”

“Nah, I’m good. If anything, you guys will just get in my way.”

If I had to describe Zaien in a single word, I would deem the blade massive. Its effective range was far too large for me to want to bother accounting for any allies that may or may not be in the way. It wasn’t impossible, but I just didn’t want to bother. I wasn’t all that great at swordplay. Chances were, I would mess up and accidentally cleave right through anyone that moved to support me.

“Olga! Duo!”
“What is it, ma’am?”
“The two of you take the king’s daughter and withdraw immediately. The rest of you, to me. We’ll be escorting His Majesty.”
“Yes, ma’am!”
“Your Majesty, please try your best not to stray from our sides.”
“Of course,” said the king.
“I’ll leave you to take care of him, Wye, but don’t die,” said the knight. “I still have many things to ask you.”
“B-Be careful!” added Nell.
“Yeah, yeah, I got it. Hurry up and go already.” I kept my eyes in front and trained on the enemy as I spoke.

The two girls nodded and left to go carry out their duties.

In the end, the only two that remained were me and the battle-crazed pervert.

“You sure you don’t need to go after the king?” I asked. “Wasn’t killing him your goal?”
“It ain’t a problem. My contract only says that I’m in charge of fighting anyone strong,” he said. “And I’m pretty sure the strongest person in that group was you.”

Crimson appeared on the man’s face as his expression contorted into that of a blushing maiden. “What a lucky man I am. I can’t believe I get to face such a strong foe. This too must be karma. Doing good deeds everyday has finally come full circle!”

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Gross. Oh god. That is literally the most disgusting expression I’ve seen in my life. Someone get me some bleach. For my eyes. Now! I simply could not imagine anything more disgusting than the man before me.

“Good deeds? Looking at you, that just smells like bullshit,” I spat. Even just having the pervert around had left a bad taste in my mouth, so I kicked through the air and initiated combat.

My movements were so quick that it was almost like I had initiated the fight with a teleport.

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Editor’s note (Joker): Hey, guys! Joker here. Well, it looks like it’s time for the obligatory “overly feminine macho man” to make his… her… their appearance. Seems like a lot of isekai novels have that kind of character. Which is odd if you consider the time period most isekai novels pull from. I don’t think there were many people like that back then. Which brings a thought to mind. I don’t think I’ve read an isekai novel where the character is sent to a world that’s in the “future” time period. They’re all back in swords and magic. Why not something like the main character being in a future time period and they summoned them because the future people need help with an “old timey” problem? I think that would be neat. If anyone has a novel like that, please lemme know. Also, a lot of y’all really got into the DnD game, and I’m real excited for future games. I’ll try and get a set schedule up so that we can get as many people playing as possible. Only one letter today, so thanks to Danthefan unless… hold on. Let me get an older sack….Nope, that’s the only one. Remember, if you’ve got a question, leave it below with the hashtag #AskJoker and I’ll reply to it. See y’all in the next chapter!

TL Note: I think ^ has the wrong impression or I messed up. Idk which. Dude isn’t supposed to be the tranny trope. He’s just supposed to fucked in the head.

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48 thoughts on “Jingai Musume 100

  1. I believe Chinese have a couple novels with reincarnation/transmigration/summoning to the future, though not necessarily another world.
    Though the only one I actually remember right now is “Crossing to the Future, it’s Not Easy to Be a Man”, and that’s translated by Quidian (which means most chapters are locked behind their Spirit Stones).

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      1. Oh, there is one where a demon king of the past reincarnates into the future, however it’s not like he has to deal with an old times problem or anything. More like he’s just having fun doing whatever he wants.
        Maou Gakuin No Futekigousha Is the name if you’re interested in a quick (29 chapters atm) read.

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      1. Whoa, since I could not find their locked chapters on other… not so reputable sites, I gave up, but there is a site like this (☉_☉)
        I wonder where I heard about it…

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  2. he’s just disgustingly crazy about battle, I understand

    how the hell tranny goes brawny? it needs to be a trap-ish!

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    1. I don’t know how but some Japanese people consider body builders gay because they care too much of their male body.
      That’s why the “macho tranny” trope exist.

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  3. #ThankJoker (#askjoker so that ctrl+f finds this commect; not sure if you do that or simply check each comment)
    Again; thanks for the continuous translation – and congrats to you all for your 100th chapter!

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      1. Still, your proficiency (from my knowledge) is higher than the Supreme’s, and although you may only be reading through it, it would likely take him longer than you to do so.
        Ergo: you save lots of time
        🙂

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  4. [ the skill would begin blaring off alarms the moment Lefi attempted the same adorable thing.]
    seeing Lefi do “pon-pon” punch thing is should be adorable, but if the “pon-pon” punch she launched destroying the forest, its still adorable, but a ‘deadly’ adorable.

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  5. This story gets better with every chapter, and the wonderful translation makes it even more enjoyable. Thanks to everyone for the chapters!

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  6. No, I get what was trying to be communicated by that psychotic battle-maniac (as well as the skewed view of disgust of said character coming from Yuki), but the problem is the author is trying to have both ‘descriptions’ in the same paragraph or even the same sentence without parsing any of it.

    Given how Yuki’s POV self-narration goes however, this somewhat excuses how things get jumbled up a bit, but it’s the author’s job to phrase things better so they’re clear. You guys do a great job as is! Thanks very much for the chapters and hard work!

    #AskJoker I got into Isekai novels, WNs, & LNs when I got engrossed with a couple of manga adaptations of Isekai WNs (specifically Tsuki Ga Michibiku and Tsuyokute New Saga)…
    So my questions for Joker and the rest of the gang are these:
    What brought you into the fold?
    And do you think the WNs and LNs system of open storytelling & progressive publication will continue to be successful as a long term business model for these various authors/publishers?
    If not, what do think it’ll shift to?
    (If you don’t feel like answering the convoluted follow-up questions I completely understand btw)

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    1. Not Joker, but here’s my 2 cents on the matter. The model works very well in Japan. I don’t think it works as well outside of Japan unless you’re J-Novel Club. Most other companies are too slow and don’t understand what they should do to keep the western audience, which has been spoiled by the release rate brought about by WN translators, entertained and invested. Especially since many individuals don’t care for or recognize quality. Hell, the site stats say that more than half the people who read this don’t come from a country that predominantly speaks English.

      That said, blaming publishers is difficult. It’s also honestly really hard to find decent translators. Most bilinguals don’t understand connotations, undertones, symbolism, etc, and/or simply cannot write novels in English. Even some of the best publishers have a few bad eggs. If there was a greater surplus of skilled translators, and more companies adopted the JNC release style, then I think that the industry would be much more tenable outside of Japan as well.

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      1. So you’re saying that the free release of material (i.e. public rough drafts/web novel version) isn’t really an issue – it’s how the story is propagated, the marketing for the product as a whole, the release rate, & the general quality that are the limiting factors, right?

        Do you think it will reach a point of oversaturation with these types of stories (and general storytelling) or will the transition to different genres or styles be relatively smooth?

        And lastly, do you think that the WNs adaptation(s) into other media (i.e. LN, manga, anime, etc.) need to have distinct differences, especially plot-wise, in order to do well as more ‘polished products’?
        (…sorry for the block of text; didn’t mean to turn it into an interrogation 😅)

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      2. Japanese culture dictates that people should spend exorbitant amounts of money on things that they like, so LNs get a lot of sales.

        Over-saturation has already occurred., but over-saturation is the name of the Japanese market. IT moves from genre to genre, The last fad was highschool stuff. This one is isekai.

        Adaptations don’t need to be special imo. Anime is just there to advertise for the LN. The anime itself almost never makes money.

        I would prefer answering any additional questions on discord so I can avoid typing walls of text here.

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    2. I got into Light Novels thanks to my cousin. He’s the one who reads 50 stories a week. I just focus on the ones I like. As for manga and anime in general, a friend of mine brought a Shonen Jump to school one day and that’s how I started down the rabbit hole.

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  7. No future novels as the MC won’t feel superior with their education.
    I mean you can show off your half-baked knowledge from the 8th grade and BBC or smth, but you would make a damn laughingstock outta yourself in a technologically advanced (relatively to us) society.

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  8. Please tell me they die soon. Battle nuts make some of the most cringy recurring characters. Also he’s clearly psychotic to the point MC’s title would nag him if he left the…guy(?) alive.

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  9. I was getting a Hisoka (HxH) vibe from him. Not so much homo/transexual, but definitely battlesexual.

    #AskJoker

    Harem or non-Harem? I used to be strictly in the second boat, but I find myself being more accepting of harems/multiple-love-interests in novels lately.

    #TellJoker

    In “The New Gate,” dude gets isekai’d into a video game, beats the boss, then gets re-isekai’d 300 years into the future (of the video game). Still magic and medievally tho . . .

    Then there’s “I Got Reincarnated and Mistaken for a Genius.” Where guy finds himself in an alternate-technologically-advanced Japan.

    Then there’s this forum thread Google found for me:

    https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/2000121-anime-and-manga-other-titles/77379822

    And I’ll probably take a look at “I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse.” More proof of my dwindling resistance to harems.

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    1. #P.S.Joker

      Oh! There was “Me, Her, and the Ballistic Weaponry [Antique].” Maybe not really an isekai, but dude wakes up from cold sleep with no memories. So it’s basically a new world to him. Kinda. But Yoraikun dropped it a while back. Can’t quite remember why though.

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    2. I’m for either, as long as the character development is good. I really liked how they did the harem in “Everyone Else Is a Returnee”, but I also like the single girl focus. And thanks, I’ll check those out

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  10. Although I’m sure Yuuki will kick this guy’s ass, I’m secretly hoping halfway through the fight he just pulls out his magic gun (from the early chapters) and shoots the dude. It would be hilarious, like Indiana Jones shooting some fancy swordsman hilarious.

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  11. Thanks for the chapters. No, I don’t think you messed up. Going by how Yuki’s reacting to the macho, I gave him a stereotypical, ugly okama voice in my head.

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  12. #AskJoker is there room for one more D&D fan to come join? As for your future isekai novel I think “reincarnated into the AI of a space battleship” easily comes to mind. I like this one a lot.

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  13. “Me, A Genuis? I Was Born Into Another World And I Think They’ve Got The Wrong Idea”

    Is a pretty good reincarnation into a parallel world where Japan’s history is slightly different. Basically, a tale of misunderstanding, coincidences, and comedy. The sad thing is that the LN stopped at vol 3 and has been on hiatus for a while now. The translated version is by JNovel.

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  14. Not really what you’re looking for, Demolition Man was my first though when you asked for something where someone from the past was brought to the future to help with a problem they couldn’t handle.
    Cheers for the chapter!

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  15. Because future world would basically be time travel genre rather than an isekai.
    There are some that does it in present world tho. Albeit with different technological states ie, more steampunk-ish.
    Its more of a seinen tho, “World of Women”

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