Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions! – Prologue

Before reading chapter 1 of this spin-off (released next week), I recommend reading Consulting with this Masked Devil Chapter 1&3 and all 3 volumes of the Explosion Spin-off series.

Now without further ado, I present to you the (very short) prologue of Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions!

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Cover

Inner Flap


Color Illustration 1


Color Illustration 2


Color Illustration 3

 


Table of Contents


Prologue

It happened on the night of the fireworks festival. The festival that I was supposed to go to with that person.

After I failed to fulfill my promise with that person, when I was dragging myself home with depressed steps——

——I came across the mansion of the corrupt nobles known as Undine.

At the outskirts of the mansion, I spotted a pair of strange looking people.

When I saw that mask that one of them wore, I felt my heart skip a beat.

What is this? Was I always such a simple girl?

I should be someone that isn’t swayed so easily by appearances, but…

I gathered my resolve, and approached the two of them.

“—U-, Um… Could it be? Could you guys be the duo from the Silver-Haired Thieving group?”

The two of them jumped in surprise at the voice from behind them.

With great passion and a shrill, excited voice, I introduced myself.

I proceeded to ask the two — who showed forced, twitching smiles — something I had been curious about for a while now.

“Did you two infiltrate the royal castle in order to protect the princess—sama from the dangerous divine instrument!?”

In response to my question——

Ah-, Yes. Our calling is as chivalrous thieves, and we are the ally of the masses. Even if it is the princess, we will not turn our eyes from a young girl exposed to danger. If there is a crisis that beckons us, it makes no difference whether it is a noble’s mansion or a royal castle, we will infiltrate it. That is the mission of the Masked Thieving Group

There were some small differences, but this person valiantly declared her intentions nonetheless.

Megumin was it? Actually, we’re going to steal a certain thing from the mansion while the occupants are asleep. It is something that is necessary for the future of humanity. Though thieving is not praiseworthy behavior, but for us, this is something that we must do, even if a bounty is put on our heads.

I could feel his spirit being hidden within.

For some reason, I feel a sense of dejavu when I look into his one unconcealed eye.

I averted my gaze from his eyes, and continued to listen to them.

From here, we will infiltrate this mansion, and steal something that will be an important trump-card to use against the demon king army. We wouldn’t stop you from spreading this information…, but I would like your trust, this is for the sake of humanity after all.

Basically, the two of them – despite the large bounties on their lives – were working hard for the sake of the world. In order to defeat the demon king army, they made all of humanity their enemies, and faithfully continued their activities.

Without a care for what they had done; Without a care for what they were about to do—

As if they had been best friends for the longest time, they shared a cheerful atmosphere.

Seeing their moods, my chest began to ache for some reason.

Then, I bid the two of them farewell.

As if I had left my heart behind, I looked back a countless number of times, and pretended to leave.

That day—

As the sole person that bore witness to their efforts, I resolved to help them from the shadows——

Next Chapter


Notes:

  • If you don’t remember the rest of the events during this chapter re-read Volume 8, Chapter 4, Part 4 to Part 6
  • The spin-off was written in commemoration of Megumin’s victory in the popularity poll.
  • Next week’s chapter is fabulous.

Updates:

  • I will be picking up “The Akashic Records and the Bastard Instructor” as a translation project
  • I may consider picking up Re:Zero fanfic in the future
  • WordAds has approved this blog for their advertisement program as of August 30th
  • Since the site is hosted on WordPress.com domain, disqus can’t be used.
  • The ‘About’ section of the site has been updated with actual text!
  • KonoSuba’s 2nd season will air in January 2017, do look forward to it! 
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32 thoughts on “Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions! – Prologue

  1. Thanks yuNS for another great release of this awesome light novel! Main series, spin-off, short stories… everything is fantastic!!

    ps. yuNS instead of Re:Zero fanfic I believe it would be better to pick up a project as enjoyable as Konosuba like Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita. It would be nice to see a translator focusing on comedic LN instead of action orientated.

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  2. Thanks for the translation! I really appreciate it since I was worried I would have had a bit of withdrawal with this series.

    Also pretty interesting in that it seems like Megumin is subconsciously aware that Kazuma is one of the thieves, but isn’t consciously aware of it (or pretending not to be aware of it). Also this line- “As if they had been best friends for the longest time, they shared a cheerful atmosphere. Seeing their moods, my chest began to ache for some reason.” seems to imply that Megumin might be a little jealous of the atmosphere Kazuma and Chris/Eris has. I wonder if that will be relevant later on?

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  3. If you consider the translation of Re:Zero from Yen Press as good then there is no need to translate/pick it up. Just read the Yen Press version and give us a feedback , wheter it is good or not.
    thanks for you hard work 😉

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  4. Thanks, wow, so Megumin subconsciously knows that he is Kazuma and feel jealous to Chris. Don’t worry Megumin, because like you said, the relationship between Kazuma and Chris is best friend(well for me anyway).

    Ah, and about Re:Zero fanfict, I think you should’nt do it. Cause’ you know unlike any light novels they licensing, they quite serious because I heard, English Re:Zero will publish once per tree months. Maybe, because how re:zero doesn’t get fan-translating or how fans stop translating in one volume because its get licensed.

    So I have sugestion, rather Re:Zero fanfict how about doing Re:Zero Webnovel Arc 4 fanfict. Since anime cover Arc1-Arc3 and Kaguro doing Webnovel Arc 3, I think it save doing it since its webnovel so you don’t have to worry about legal and we get to know more Emilia and Satella first because you know, anime won’t cover it for long time since novel doesn’t cover it yet.

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      1. Thanks for fast reply!
        And i have one last question-Will you continue to translate Light Novel?
        If yes this will be the best things so far if not,i can live with it :>.

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      1. AFAIK web novel is not licensed so no need to worry translating that right?, also anime covers web novels arc 1-3 and all light novels available and the upcoming one also cover web novels arc 1-3 so its rather pointless to translate light novel, web novel however is now at arc six! so its better if you will pick web novel of re zero from arc4, someone is already doing arc 3. Also big thanks for continuing gifting FANFICS :p i was really worried not able to read them again.

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  5. Thanks for the update

    Pd: This is just my opinion

    I thanks for Akashic Records too, but I don’t think that “Re:Zero fanfic” was a priority

    Unlike other “similar stories” this was few translated material. We won’t stay years not reading new “material”

    If you accept, I would kie to do some suggestion:

    Alice Tale in Phantasmagoria
    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/alice-tale-in-phantasmagoria/

    The Reincarnated Vampire Wants an Afternoon Nap
    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-reincarnated-vampire-wants-an-afternoon-nap/

    She Professed Herself The Pupil Of The Wiseman (LN)
    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/she-professed-herself-the-pupil-of-the-wiseman-ln/

    Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan
    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/shinwa-densetsu-no-eiyuu-no-isekaitan/

    Gomen ne, Onii-sama
    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/gomen-ne-onii-sama/

    Isekai Cheat Magician
    https://myanimelist.net/manga/57821/Isekai_Cheat_Magician

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  6. Thanks for the chapter. Glad to hear someone will continue the translations for this LN. (including main and side stories)

    Thanks for picking up Rokudenashi. The manga was interesting, but they stopped translating it.
    And the novel illustrations are hundred times better (same as the one who’s doing KonoSuba).
    I didn’t see any indications for its schedule. IF you have one can you tell me? If not, it’s okay.

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    1. Oh forgot to say: For Re:Zero, I think I saw someone translating it too. The WN is translated by Kurojp and some extra chapters by TyrantsEyeTranslation.
      But I don’t know if there’s any (major) differences between the WN and the LN.

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