Kumo Desu Ga, Nani Ka? 216

It’s Echo~ Posting the chapter that AnimePlex linked
Not sure who to credit.
Translator: Anon – Wurstoff?
Editor: EchoLaveau


216 Temporary Return

It stunk.
The assault of the worst stench of my life made me reflexively lower the sensitivity of my nose.
A nose as good as a dog’s turned into one as good as a human’s.
Still, the unpleasantness had taken hold and didn’t quite go away.

The wind caressed my skin.
Another hardly pleasant sensation.
Frankly, it was cold.

All kinds of sounds reached my ears.
The people walking past me talking.
The cars driving by.
Music leaking from the apartment buildings.

I was in front of the station in a town that set the delicate line between rural and metropolitan.

I had returned to Japan.

Among the duties I had given my clones, the most important had been finding a way to teleport to earth.
There were a number of reasons.
Games, manga, sweets, instant noodles.
Eh?
There’s no good reason coming to mind?
Oh, whatever.

First, I entered a convenience store.
By the way, I wasn’t wearing my usual robe.
It screamed “fantasy” way too clearly. Instead I had changed into clothes that wouldn’t feel out of place in Japan.
It seemed to be winter, so I was wearing an appropriate white coat as well as a skirt and boots.
I was completely white, so with my white clothes, I did stand out.
Changing their color wasn’t impossible, but it’s a pain.
I’d go back soon anyway, so as long as they don’t call the police on me, standing out a bit is no problem.
Having my eyes closed all the time might be a bit dangerous though.

Inside the convenience store, I grabbed the next best magazine.
Then, I checked the issue.
Seeing the date, although not entirely unexpected, gave me a little surprise.

Although more than five earth-years had passed in the other world, here only half a year had gone by.
Apparently the flow of time differed.
Was this the special theory of relativity?
Nah, I only wanted to say that once. I don’t know the special theory of relativity, so I wouldn’t know anyway.
Welp, being hung-up over physics in a world with magic energy and stuff is weird anyway.

But still, half a year, huh…
Figures that things still look like I remember them.
After five years, the buildings and so may very well look different, so I thought it was strange when that wasn’t the case.
So when I thought “No way” and checked, I turned out to be right.

Since I was already there, I caught up reading the weekly manga inside the store and left without buying anything.
Eh?
Buy something?
I’m broke. Got a problem?

Besides, the clerk gave me those dubious looks when I kept reading manga eyes closed~
I hurriedly made my exit.
Yep.
My X-ray vision works properly on earth, too.
In the first place, if magic didn’t work here, I wouldn’t have been able to teleport here. My safe arrival proved that wrong.
In literature, earth often doesn’t develop magic for reasons like having no magic energy, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
No idea why it didn’t develop though.
Somebody might be pulling strings behind the scenes, but what do I know.

Still, I wanted to head to the likely candidate for that string-pulling.
It goes without saying that candidate is D.

My biggest reason for coming to earth was meeting D in person.
Entertainment and such were only secondary.
Really, okay?

I knew about D, but that was it.
We’d never met.
But my pride didn’t allow me becoming the kin of someone I’d never met.
I originally really didn’t want to become someone’s underling.
Even if I was to make a concession and unwillingly give in there, I at least wanted it to be for someone I can accept.
That’s why I had to judge D with my own eyes.
Was that person worthy for me to work for?

Unfortunately, I probably wouldn’t be able to win with power.
D was the creator behind a super-complex, large scale magic like the System, if nothing else.
Knowing a fraction of that, I caught a glimpse of its artistic perfection.
That alone told of our difference in power.
Even after becoming a god, being the lowest class god who can’t even properly utilize her power, I had no chance of winning.

Besides, if I was to blindly believe fragmented information and what D disclosed, then D was particularly strong even among gods.
If I was to blindly believe it, that is.

That’s why I wouldn’t look at D’s power.
I’d see whether D gave me the right feeling or not.
Nothing more, nothing less.

If, by chance, it wasn’t right, then I’ll think about it when the time comes.
I could pretend to submit for a while and run away, or build up power and overthrow D, depending on how I feel.
Just like I’d always done so far.

I walked towards my destination.
There was none of the earthy smell I was used to, only various stenches.
The concrete road stretched on endlessly.
The town felt somewhat cramped.

None of those sensations particularly moved me.
I didn’t feel like I’d come home.
You could say it’s natural.
If I had to say, there was only that hazy feeling.

Ah, a Gyuudon stall.
Ahh, I wanna eat~.
But, no money.
I wonder if D will give me an allowance?
If so, then I’d have no problem making D my master, yep.

I walked from the station to a residential area.
Compared to downtown, there were less people here, and shops slowly disappeared.
I walked on.
There was a single house, hiding in the shadows between the others.
A single house, around 10 years old, without any particular features.

I opened the gate and walked towards the entrance.
I thrust my finger between the roots of the potted plant standing next to the door.
There was the key there.
With the key, I opened the front door.

The inside was ruled by silence.
Right after coming inside, there were the stairs up.
Without hesitation, I climbed them.

Arriving on the second floor, I opened the door right next to me.
I could hear the faint sounds of a computer inside.
The screen shows a game, a bald, old man magnificently dodging his enemies’ attacks.
Every time he does, the controller rattles.

“Welcome. Or maybe I should say ‘Welcome back’?” The girl holding the controller said without turning around.

“It’s the first time in my life that I’m here, so it would be ‘Welcome’?”

Curiously, my words came out fluently.
The demon queen aside, that might be the first person I could talk to properly.
And I knew why.

“Nice to meet you, I suppose? Wakaba Hiiro-san. Or should I call you D?”

The girl turned around.
My face as I remember it.
A girl looking exactly like me.
The difference was that she let her hair down, and her slightly different expression.

“Nice to meet you, my substitute.”

Said my expressionless original.


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Belkar
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Thank you again!

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Katsurandom
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i had already read somewhere of dis…

But still…

I don’t quite understand how is dis possible…

why ?

how?

Injamam
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time paradox

superdbgtfan
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think its closer to evil god average

Barabarossa (@Arkusar)
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yep, was also anticipating this from evil god average xD

Anonymous
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Parallel Will skill…

Kazekid
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scarletflames255
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You stole my reply! I’m the one who posts “What a twist!” by M.Night Shaymalan on Kumo chapters!

Bergz
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So Shiro-chan is an authentic spider monster granted with personality and fake memories. Just like Anri-sama.

mnmega
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Either that or she’s D from the past.

Sylali
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seems plausible

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theone320
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Nai wa!

Nguyen Gia Thai
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Yeah~ Nai wa~ What a twist!

Guro
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Shiro’s Origin is explained on the next chapter.

AFlappyTeddyBird
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Kinda expected this.

My assumption was always that the magical world thing was actually a manifestation of fiction breaking the walls of multiverse-theory. For example you create a fictional world in which it is possible to move to a different universe and have the fictional universe link to your original universe. If the multiverse theory is correct, there *could* be one or more universes in which this trick actually works. So this is what I assume to be the case in this story. Read up in Quantum Immortality if you want to learn more about what I mean.

ANIMEPLEX
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No…..jus..t..no

Neko MK2
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my brain…………
my eyes…………
get burned
reading this right after exam………

Barabarossa (@Arkusar)
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nope. just the plain template of an evil god putting teh clone of a person into another world :p this time it´s the clone of the evil god, which believes it´s person but, it´s still pretty much the same.

Abnormal Jester
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Thanks for the chapter~

tsuichirin
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what da faqu…!? the plot thickens!

moridin84
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Not really surprised, since it’s something people have been speculating about for a while.

This is why her own appraisal is NO NAME when everyone else got their proper name.

frawyn
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The twist is that she doesn’t have name from the very beginning because she’s not a real human.

ethericsentinel
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And with all the use of parallel wills, this was foreshadowed at least ten different ways. I’m frankly surprised at how much surprise there is here.

xacual
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I know this chapter was translated / posted on pastebin by wurstoff over on animesuki back when it came out. Probably the same pastebin link?

ANIMEPLEX
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It is. Do you have a problem with that? Is that a bad thing? At least we get to translator chapter faster

xacual
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Well the translators were wondering who to credit.

EchoLaveau
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Chill xD

Waxona
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Dude. Such mindfuck.

Thasns for the chapter. =)

Kai
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It finally all makes sense. I’ve counted the number of students numerous times and there was always one extra when you include D.

Indra D. Putra
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remember “Another”

Barabarossa (@Arkusar)
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Read Evil God Average 😉

ANIMEPLEX
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Nope. A little different.
Next chapter will shock you

Crimson Nanashi
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___∧_∧
_(。>﹏﹏<。)_/

frfr
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Nai wa! x2

It all makes sense, but what a twist that is!

This novel never dissapoints.

lucius
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What is this plot Twist??! owo
Thanks for the chapter

moridin84
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It makes sense now that when Ariel suggested calling her “Wakaba” she refused saying that she “hates it”.

kirindas
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Nai wa! That twist!!

Ocnilius
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I had the thought that they were the same person several times, since things didn’t seem to quite fit when Sensei counted all the students earlier… but wow.

RoflCat
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– -a Saw this coming. There’s a few too many ‘off’ about Kumo and Wakaba, and a few of Kumo and D lining up. 1. Everyone is given skills based on who they were (Sophia’s ‘vampire’…), but despite how others mention Wakaba being bad at sports, Kumo have Idaten (high speed) 2. She hates being called Wakaba and have no name. 3. When Ariel talk about Kumo having actually good personality but always find a reason to make it seem evil, on the subconscious level, this fits what D is doing from Kuro’s perspective (on the surface, make Kumo her… Read more »
Okashira
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Kumoko has Idaten because “her” Hage game character was known as Idaten. IT IS the cheat that Wakaba would have gotten if she was a regular person and would have died like the rest.

Albedo's Ahoge
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Nai wa! Didnt see that coming~

jahbulon13
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Nai wa!!
So Wakaba Hiiro looks like a goddess because she really is a goddess…

Prometheus
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Ahh, I see. So what probably happened was that Wakaba created a human clone of herself to go to school, so that the God version of her can just play games all day. So when the stupid hero and demon king tried to kill D, it actually got sent to Clone Wakaba, who was only a human. Then clone wakaba decided to reincarnate the clone just for fun, to see what would happen, while reincarnating everyone else too. But Wakaba only gave Clone Wakaba selective memories, so thats why she doesn’t know anything about her original being a god. But… Read more »
Mech@
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hoo~ Nice, that might just be it.

-_-
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Nope… It be all reveal next chapter don’t u just hate ciffhangers

QueenOfSidhe
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omg. that was an awesome reveal. Did not see it coming.

Alam
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Please don’t tell me I will have to wait another week for next chapter’s translation.

EchoLaveau
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The author hasn’t released that many chapters and if we did do kumo super fast we would just catch up. Besides, we picked up kumo because no one else would and no one would have gone at Turbo’s rate. If you don’t wanna wait then u can TL it yourself and get complaints from people like yourself when you aren’t fast enough.

Pun
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Is this the new navyseals copypasta?

EchoLaveau
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I should make one

ANIMEPLEX
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At least the next chapter needs to be released within the next two days please it’s needed in order to truly complete this one and for the total shock factor

EchoLaveau
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told pun, up to pun now.

heroeric
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The author almost always posts at least 1 chapter day so unless you translate faster then that it is unlikely you would catch up

EchoLaveau
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I just feel like people should chill. Sol is having family problems atm. we have separate people working on separate projects. Kumo wouldn’t even be translating if Sol didn’t want it to be. we’ll be up to speed soon. Just be patient.

xRciri
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im totaly happy to wait, i normaly read ahead a little with raws to find out the things i absoloutly cannot wait to see… but i have to say its hard with Kumo, such wierd kana…. respect to you for putting up with it, little things are “Satan” im translating to “Demon Lord” and “Blood Sucking Kid” to “Vampire Child” but even then it does not seem right. its also particularly difficult in this series to tell who is talking on each line when reading MTL’s raws and when it changes from one person to anouther. long story short, im… Read more »
EchoLaveau
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np, skill lists are also some what easier since its just single word phrase combinations, its just hard to keep everything matching with turbo.

eypi
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As I read through the chapter, I was , like, “lol, what if there’d be a twist like D is actually ‘her’ or something”
But damn! I was not ready despite having thought of that!”

It was something like… “will he kiss me tonight, lol? Omg what will I do? Lol”
… then later… “He kissed me! He kissed me! I was not expecting that… kyaaaah!”

EchoLaveau
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lol

rakkis157
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Most accurate analogy yet imo.

Seinvolf
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Thank u always for ur great work…
^^…

Hmm, this twist not include in my dictionary…
~.~…

libraryrocker
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Mind. Blown.

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

iamviruz
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Damn, i hope the next chapter would be better or this would be just some random bs fantasy lol
Welp, I’m still going to read. bs or not lol~~

mllhild
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Nai wa
Woa funny. Didn’t notice this at all.
“So when I thought “No way” and checked, I turned out to be right.”
Is the “No way” actually a “Nai wa” ?If so, it would be best to replace it with “Nai wa” since its Kumo’s signature speach.

EchoLaveau
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Dunno, I wanted to check, but the paste bin had the japanese removed, Blame wurstoff. ;>

Neoshadow
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Nope, i went to see the raw and it said:
masaka,to omotte…

GonZ555
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Plot twist?! or is D just messing around with her appearance? ..probably plot twist..

manvall
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did this happen when they are still travelling with vampire or after vampire joins the school?

Casis55
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When they are still travelling i believe, remember when in the hotel they were playing cards (sorry my english is bad)

ZaX
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Cause food is everything. Thanks for the chapter

superdbgtfan
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i kind of saw it coming as well because of the student roster and everyone was pretty much accounted for and she was the main character

Kensei Seraph
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Somehow, I saw that coming.
That being said O_O.

Pokermania
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N-nai wa…

Mech@
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Whoa… Nai Wa.

deadtoxic
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Thinking of Making D as master if allowance was given to her …
and now D turns out to be the original her ??? O.O

Nai wa~

Oh … and Thanks for the Chapter

EchoLaveau
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But then, couldn’t she get funds based on the what’s mine is yours ideology??

deadtoxic
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That might work with the our kumoko … dunno what the character of D is like tho … she may accept as she is also kumoko XD
Anyway …
“INCEPTION”

slowassupdates
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This twist just made this my fav. ln
Thanks for the chapt~
~(•w•)~

andreliu507
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Yeah something was bothering me, the dead students had to include D because the 2 missing is the Mampire and Oni and there is only one girl among the 4 dead.
But among the dead one is Kumo which is Wakaba. But D is also a girl…
So I was thinking who is D? Yeah what a twist.

Ireadmanga
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N-nai wa!

Jackal
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My instincts are right, again.
After reading so many stories I think I have a knack for guessing.

Also D sounded too much like Kumoko’s inner selves.

ertulio
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And now I remember…shiro herself talked about this possibility at the first chapters…

kestrel
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if kumoko is spider then i think katia is clownfish

Theseus
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It it’s like evil god average then it makes total sense that D was able to read her mind even after becoming a god

linnilalartyr
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Such a shock!! O 0 O

linnilalartyr
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Ah… That why she is so angry on the taboo chapter…
If She just fount out that true, she should at least angry.

ANIMEPLEX
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Taboo was a different reason
She found out after she became a god

ANIMEPLEX
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Taboo was a different reason
She found out after “immediately” after she became a god

Anonymous
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Nai wa!

subzole
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“There were a number of reasons.
Games, manga, sweets, instant noodles.” 🙂

Thanks for the chapters!

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