Translating Japanese Web Novels to English

GC V3C80

The author’s really good at giving totally unexpected explanations to the character actions hahha

(080) Malina’s words and her letter

Translator: Tseirp

After we finished moving the goods, I was alone with Malina.

Malina continued to stare at me.


… Awkward.


I wondered if she had something on her mind as I scratched my head.


“Hey Malina, please say it if you have something to say.”


Malina gave a start when I said so.

This is tricky.

Her 2 personalities are too extremely different.


“Do you want me to return your mask?”

“Ah …”


Malina reacted to the words ‘mask’ but she shook her head,


“Ten …”


“Ten ants.”


What is she saying?

Malina’s face was bright red as she faced down and spoke.

Is it the remnants of the trauma from the ant attack yesterday?


“Ten ants … that, thank you.”

” …….. Eh?”

“Ten ants … erm, thank you.”

“No, it’s not that I didn’t hear it, I’m wondering why did you bring up such a Showa era gag?” (TL: It’s a gag that can’t really be translated into English. In Japanese, thank you is pronounced as ‘arigatou’. ‘Ari ga tou’ can also be read as ’10 ants’. So Malina was basically saying there are 10 ants at the start instead of saying thank you, which explains why Ichinojo was thinking if it’s trauma from the ant attack.)


When I said that, I arrived at a single thought.


“Is it possible that, after all this time, you are now thanking me for my help with the ants yesterday?”


When I asked, Malina nodded her head twice.

Apparently, I guessed correctly.


“Were you staring at me the whole time today because you were looking for the opportunity to say those words?”


Malina once again nodded her head twice.

… What … why is she … is she an idiot?


“Rather, didn’t Marina thank me yesterday? You said ‘I appreciate it’ ”

” … I wanted to … say it with my own mouth without borrowing Marina’s … the mask’s power.”

“Then, what’s the reason for inserting the … 10 ants gag?”

” … During my school days, the atmosphere will always freeze when I say my thanks so … I tried sprinkling in some humor.”


Ah, because she dampens the atmosphere by suddenly saying her thanks for old matters out of the blue huh?

I can understand the feelings of her classmates.

Since I just experienced it myself.


“Malina, it’s natural to help each other as companions. Even so, I will gratefully receive your gratitude. Thank you.”

” … I am … Rina Oushin. ‘Shin’ from ‘Truth’, ‘Ri’ from the fruit ‘Pear’ and ‘Na’ from the Rape Blossom flower.”


Eh, self-introduction at this point of time!? Well, it’s true that I didn’t know her last name though.

Though I guess it’s impossible for Marina to do the self-introduction. Since to her, her name is Marina instead of Malina.


“Then, I am Kusunoki Ichinosuke … wait, Malina?”


Malina remained stiff with her face bright red.

It looked like she somehow overheated.

Smoke was coming out from her head. Of course, that’s a lie but it felt like I could see an illusion of it happening.


I guess she pushed herself too much in her own way.


“Isn’t it good fortune that you came to the Otherworld? You won’t be able to function in Japan if you’re like that.”


Although the answer would be ‘No’ if I asked if she’s getting by in the Otherworld.

But, she would be able to survive as the only Street Performer in the world as Marina.


After a short while, Carol and Haru returned.


“Ichino-sama, we’ve returned.”


Carol returned with a smile.

Looking at that expression, I guess she sold it at quite a good price.


Carol bought the peppers for 25800 sense and the iron ores for 24200 sense.

I wonder how much did they sell for.


“We sold the peppers for 35000 sense and the iron for 85000 sense. It’s a natural outcome given the value of Ichino-sama’s Alchemist technique. My Peddler level increased by 1. Also, for the shell brooches I purchased for 800 sense, including the information on the shop, they were sold for 1500 sense.”


Amazing, the original value of 50000 sense became 120000 sense huh?

We easily surpassed twice the price.

But, it’s to be expected that the shell brooches would sell for close to twice the original price. Since all we did was buy up all of it from the store.


“It’s because the trader persistently wanted to know my acquisition route for the iron. If it’s known that it was master who made them, I don’t think that this country’s Alchemist Guild would leave master alone.”

“It’s thanks to Carol’s skill that we could sell the good for a high price. So, what did you purchase this time?”

“I purchased the horn of the cow monster called Bambmorse. It’s not only used as a material for folk craft, the horn itself can be traded at a high price as a trade good. This would be the best if we want to have a stable trade. Though, I will purchase salted meat after the Horse Chasing Festival is over.”


I didn’t miss the sound of Haru swallowing her saliva when Carol mentioned salted meat.


“Hey, Carol, Haru. Why don’t we put off going to the Adventurers Guild for another day and go back to our inn today to have our meal?”

“That’s true. Haru-san should be tired so I don’t have any objections.”

“I am fine.”

“Sorry, I’m feeling hungry.”


I laughed while rubbing my belly.

Even though I’m the one who did the least.


“Carol, do you know where’s the location of the inn?”

“Sorry, I don’t remember … I do remember the location of the stable so maybe we can ask there?”


By the time we reached the stable, Malina had recovered from her overheating.

I entrusted Fuyun and the carriage to them, told them the name of the inn which was the delivery destination of the kitchen knife and we headed in that direction.


It was only about 5 minutes walk away so we could see it straight away.

It was a four-storey stone building.


When we entered the shop, the first floor was a tavern and I was told that the front desk for the inn was on the second floor.

We exited temporarily to climb up the outdoor stairs.


“Welcome. Do you wish to stay?”


A portly auntie asked me with a smile.


“Yes. Also, this is a delivery from Kannon-san.”


I said as I passed her the parcel with the kitchen knife.

The auntie took out the kitchen knife from the parcel.


“As expected of Kannon-san. She did a good job.”

“Is Kannon-san famous as a craftsman for kitchen knives?”

“You didn’t know? That child is a Magic Sword Craftsman. She a pro who has mastered Blacksmithing and Alchemy you know?”


… You’re kidding right?

I forgot to see Kannon’s job but she’s actually such an amazing person?

Rather, she’s doing such a fraud business even though she’s so amazing?


“Is that kitchen knife some kind of a special kitchen knife?”


Haru asked with interest.

It’s called a kitchen knife but it’s just slightly shorter than the sword Haru’s using so she would probably be able to use it as a weapon.


“Ah, yeah. This kitchen knife has been enchanted with the magic that maintains the freshness of plants such as fruits or vegetables cut by it. If you use this to cut an apple, it would not be discolored even after leaving it out for a whole day.”

“That’s … amazing.”


It’s amazing but so dull.


“Oya, this letter is addressed to the child called Malina?”


The auntie passed the letter that was enclosed together with the kitchen knife to Malina.

Although Malina was puzzled for a moment, she was more interested in the letter from Kannon compared to her embarrassment so she received the letter with her head bowed.

Evidently, Malina has learned the words of this world without relying on skills as she proceeded to read the letter.

Then, she began to shed tears after reading.


“What happened?”

” … Abandoned.”




“I was abandoned by Kannonnnnn!!!”


Malina cried out in tears.

So she is capable of speaking loudly.

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  1. Thousand Skeleton

    Thanks for the chapter. Well I was waiting for this development.

    • Anon

      Pretty obvious, yup.
      And the MC even saw it coming, but completely ignored it.
      “Wait, won’t I need to make a whole round trip just to get Malina back? Do I really want to go through such a huge hassle…? Aaaahhh whatever it doesn’t matter!”

      what, no, yes it does

      • felinoel

        Well if he is trying to make money as a merchant caravan then it makes sense that he would make round trips.

  2. Oudeis

    Amazing, the original value of 50000 sense became 12000 sense huh?
    Missing a 0.
    Thanks for the chapter

  3. Dimensionist

    ‘Amazing, the original value of 50000 sense became 12000 sense huh?’

    It should be 120,000 sense, I think.

    Also, thanks for the chapter.

  4. TheBuldog

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Also: “Amazing, the original value of 50000 sense became 12000 sense huh?”
    Should be 120000 (missing one 0)

  5. anonim

    pour malina, dumped by her previous master…

    anyway, thx 4 translated chapter

  6. G

    Thanks for the chapter/s,

    Not 100% sure but shouldn’t “Rape Blossom flower” be “Sakura” or “cherry blossoms” ?

    I do find ‘rape blossom flower’ kinda hilarious but that might just be ’cause I’ve come about it when “reading”(listening to TTS-japanese with google translate translation) various raws in the past.

    • As far as I can tell Rape Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms are different kinds of flowers which was why I kept the original name

      • Chuo

        Just by googling it you see a bunch of yellow flowers and some Asian(most likely Japanese) people in those flower fields, so it’s likely the correct name. Maybe you could leave in Japanese because it really doesn’t sound right though, lol.

      • G

        They are indeed different now when I google “rape blossoms”(lol, who name these kinda of things ?!).

        You are very most likely correct just that when I came across it; the “translation” said “rape blossoms” while the TTS said “sakura” ( and given the “accuracy” that google translate have for JP to EN I tend to accept the TTS version more readily when I somewhat understand it even though I can’t read JP at all (watching too much anime over the years)), I don’t have the original text of that instance so can’t really double check it.

        <3 for your hard work

      • Mojo

        Rape is a cash crop, you may have heard of rape seed oil under it’s trademark name “Canola” oil. Which is a now world famous brand of Canadian low acidic rape seed oil. Canadian oil = Canola get it? The fields of rape are pretty to look at in full bloom and common in China just as I imagine an orchard of peach trees in full bloom are. Just because it’s food doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful too. ^-^

        • Jefferson Selvy

          It’s called canola because only serious deviants but Rape Oil

      • Aclgrafix

        i believe it would be better to use the JP name [Nanohana] over Rape Blossom (i may have got the word wrong since my JP is pre~tty rudimentary lol)

    • Atamahead027

      thats flower name sound rather erotic and grim and the same tims

  7. Stephanie

    Thanks for the chapter

  8. Thanks for the new chapter!

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    .     /\   Thanks!! Nepu!!!
    .    / ★∴ \  Merry X-mas!
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  10. Chuo

    Well, I saw that coming, Malina being abandoned, I think she should be freed from being a slave but just stick with them as a party member.
    Thanks for the translation ✌.

  11. Ants a dozen? — That’s the joke I came up with… Also, I haven’t read the raws in a while, is this already past the mangaka chapter?

    • Not sure which chapter you’re referring to but yeah it’s quite a few chapters past the chapter they introduced the mangaka Big Second

  12. Random Internet User (tm)

    Thank you for all the hard work!

  13. Light

    Thanks for the chapter! Didn’t Kannon say she’d free Malina or something like that when Malina delivers the thing? Or am I just imagining it?

    • Natsume01

      No, she said she’ll bring Malina with her (to wherever she was going to go) if Malina delivers the knife.

      Thanks for the chapter.
      Are you going to release the extra chapter this week or next week?

  14. SFcipher

    Thanks for the chapter

  15. AKA

    Well after the MC disclosed pretty much all of his cheat ability to Malina it might be for the best that she doesnt return to Kannon. Thks for the chap.

  16. Crywolf641

    MC is worried about that? Instead of the abandoned part?

  17. Sir Thankee-A-Lot


    Also, when will the next chapter comes out?

  18. I don’t like the other girls so why is he collecting more

  19. Seregosa

    And here I was really looking forward to the moment where he dumps her and continues. She’s extremely annoying, is the author trying to ruin this story? Just kick her out and let her fend for herself, what happens next is none of his business. He shouldn’t be forced to keep her just because someone tried to dump her on him. Stupidity at its best -_-

    Seriously, at least make the girl likable if you’re going to include her into the harem, not some freak with split personalities who somehow is extremely annoying no matter whoch personality she has. She also clearly has no interest in the mc, which makes it even worse. This is a harem story, people who aren’t even remotely romantically interested in the mc should never be on the party.

    But maybe I’m judging too quickly. Perhaps she’ll decide to leave and search for kannon on her own? Or maybe her personality will take a drastic change, that happens sometimes.

    • ShyIsCute

      The entire arc was labelled after her. There was always only one choice. We will all need Haru snu snu to tide over this disaster.

      Honestly, as long as she doesn’t do the annoying Marina gag I don’t even care.

  20. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    *pats malina* i kinda guessed that you’ll be free-ed since there’s no guarantee or even mention of how to meet each other..

  21. AllEasterEggsAreMine

    Rape “Blossom” “Flowers”. Rape “Seeds.” I can’t quite seem to get this Super Mario Easter egg.

  22. …don’t worry, you’ll definitly get to meet her later. As a general of the Demon Lord, that is.

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