Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? 272

The chairwoman has arrived so let’s begin the board meeting. Or something like that.

272 – Dancing the conference

Mr Argnar of the 1st Army reports. No delays or problems.

Ms Sanatoria of the 2nd Army reports. Tehehe, I’m scheming something. The pattern of having some kind of strategy. Well, whether that strategy is a success or a failure it won’t have a big influence. I guess it’s fine to leave it to chance.

Mr Kogou of the 3rd Army reports. I don’t wanna fight. Stop messing about, snaps Miss Demon King.

Mr Merazofis of the 4th Army reports. Balto-san, please don’t worry. Mera, while you’re saying something or the other, to think you’re worried about the state of your former boss, huh. I’m moved to tears. Yet, it’s the pattern where the former boss thinks that his former subordinate is a weird guy.

Mr Darado of the 5th Army reports. Maou-sama! I shall try my hardest! Ah, yes, yes, do what you can.

Mr Hyuui of the 6th Army reports. I’ll do my best so please don’t kill me, really, truly. He’s seriously nervous about the Demon King. It seems that the spectacle of the Demon King chewing on the boobian’s arm some time ago became a major trauma for him.

Mr Blow of the 7th Army reports. You being the Demon King is some kind of joke, hey! It seems that he’s livid over the overly cruel working conditions of his brother Balto. Yup, feel free to snap. When all’s said and done, while Balto is in the midst of working himself to the bone, the Demon King is just idling around after all. That being said, this isn’t the place to snap though. Read the mood.

The mock-samurai of 5th army and the hoodlum start an argument, then there’s a little incident where the Demon King stops them. Can I go somewhere else already please. I want to return soon and eat delicious food.

I meet oni-kun’s eyes. It seems that oni-kin is also fed up with this arguing back and forth, and he shrugs his shoulders.

That oni-kun reports. No problems. That’s a bit brief, hey.

After I spoke about the things I was hiding, perhaps oni-kun had various kinds of breakthroughs as he became highly active. In using the 8th Army to clean up the surroundings, that is. Various kinds of small scale armed human groups, such as bandits or adventurers, that entered the demon territories were relentlessly disposed of. When doing so, he showed no mercy at all. It was wholesale slaughter. With those excessively cruel actions, it resulted in even his own side becoming afraid of him. All the more so because he treated his soldiers like disposable pawns. It seems that even Balto saw him as a problem. From oni-kun’s point of view, he probably saw it as a form of mercy towards his opponents though, but there’s almost certainly nobody who understood that.

The conference continues, and Mr Kuro of the 9th Army reports. No problems. Yup, if a problem occurred within your army, it would be a global scale crisis after all. If dragons and drakes, and the god commanding them, had a problem that they couldn’t deal with it would be worrying wouldn’t it?

「Then, the report of the 10th Army.」

Whoops! Damn, that means it’s my turn doesn’t it. Calm down, me. It’s alright, me. It’s just a few words, me.

「The 10th Army, no problems.」

Yay! I’ve said it all! I’ve now completed everything that I need to do here! Nobody is going to raise any subject that needs me to respond now, right?

Perhaps my wish was granted, as the conference ended soon afterwards. All that’s needed now is to advance, so I guess it was determined that it was fine for all the commanders to return and give their respective orders? In that regard, it’s nice and smooth compared to modern day Japan with all those excessive meetings eh.

After the conference ended, Kuro left immediately. It was decided that Kuro’s 9th Army would mobilise together with the Demon King’s own directly attached army. Or rather, if they weren’t kept in reserve, it would be bad for the humans. If the war capabilities are too lopsided, the damage to both sides won’t be even. The 9th Army is basically a secret weapon!

「Shiro-san.」

Oni-kun and Mera approach me. Once the war begins we won’t be able to meet so readily anymore, so I guess this is a final greeting. I doubt that oni-kun would die though, and actually even Mera is strong enough to be able to battle a lower ranked dragon by himself so he probably wouldn’t die either, so this isn’t likely to be our final greeting in life.

「Hey, you got business with her?」

The hoodlum blocks the way of oni-kun and Mera. Why?

「She’s about to have a discussion with me now regarding the march. If you don’t have any business with her then don’t take up her time.」

Say what? Isn’t that news to me? Ah, is that why he said “about to” huh. Rather, what’s there to actually talk about? The general outline should have been prepared already by Felmina-chan though.

「Surely just a greeting is fine?」
「Then, you’re already done, right?」

Hoodlum rudely reacts to oni-kun. Why is this guy like this, always stirring up trouble around me. I wish he’d give it a rest.

「There’s not even time for a brief chat huh? My goodness. The 7th Army has surprisingly little leeway in its actions then.」

With those contemptuous seeming words, oni-kun laughs scornfully. The hoodlum grits his teeth to hold in his temper, while Mera restrains oni-kun who seems about to provoke things further.

「Shiro-san, there’s a nuisance here so I guess that’s enough for today.」
「Please take care of ojou-sama.」

While leaving, oni-kun moved to whisper into the hoodlum’s ear, saying “by disregarding the person’s feelings like that, do you think she would ever actually notice you?”…. That was quite acrimonious for oni-kun.

「Let’s go!」

The hoodlum angrily stomps off without even getting my acknowledgement. I don’t know why he doesn’t realise that such selfish actions are why he’s unpopular. My appreciation for him is only dropping further you know.

The discussion afterwards regarding this and that about the march, was a surprisingly proper consultation. When it comes to work it seems that he’s able to be properly focused about it. Well, he’s the younger brother of that Balto, so I guess this much is to be expected.

As a result of the discussion, the 7th Army will be at the forefront and the 10th Army will be responsible for making raids. The hoodlum seems to have decided that the 10th Army doesn’t have proper soldiers, and has mistaken them for special forces who work behind the scenes or something. Well, it’s fine though. Until the Hero appears, I guess I’ll just take the opportunity to relax at the rear then.


 

Translation notes:

For the main conference, in Shiro’s mind it’s a bit like a formal Japanese business meeting based on the language used.

“do you think she would ever actually notice you” – in a romantic way, by implication.

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Revrebrent
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Am i first or do i need to hit Krilin.

Anonymous
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Luckily the rude “first” posts were beaten into submission by tl writing a relevant comment before anyone else.

Gwylon
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Now for all the bloodshed.
*rubs hands in aticipation*

ModoTheGreat
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Shun in S8: “Still, the status gradually improves by growth and training.
However, the status only change extremely when level up.”

Sophia in last chapter: “Somehow I get the feeling your soldiers all have 4-digit stats after a few months of training…”

Yui Yuuki
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Nai waa ‘~’

the “standard” army

upupupu

HapUgMata
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after this would be the scene where blow be head shot by that old mage right???

Sancturil
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Hyuui is the one who get insta killed with a head shot from Ronant. Blow is killed in combat when fighting the hero Julius.

Bryan Tran
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Blow was killed by Shiro, ya know?

Neko-Tan
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Nah~ the one be headshot is a youngun from 6 army. Hyuui .

Blow get killed by the Hero

Mark
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Nope, Blow was killed by Shiro,

Sancturil
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You are completely wrong. How about you re-read the old chapters? Blow was killed by the Hero, and then Shiro arrived and killed the Hero and his party.

Caudyr
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Yup…though I suspect that Shiro probably WAITED for Blow to die before arriving…but that’s semantics.

it was still the Hero that killed him, it’s just…Shiro didn’t try to SAVE him.

Jeg
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Are you masturbating while smoking weed? Read the chapters again. Hero Julius had a one on one with blow and blow lost and got killed. Then Shiro came and turn the hero party into dust with only the shield guy surviving because of that Phoenix feather that works like Phoenix down.

Sabishi desu
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Thanks for the chapter desu!!
Hmmm… how long until the battle where Shiro kill the hero, I started to forget about that part 😀

LoliStalker
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aw how cute,I kinda hate him at first but he is like a brat ,you know those elementary schooler who would prank the girl he like
oh well,he will die soon tho,good luck until then

Oak
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Thanks for the chapter,
The sure way to get Shiro interested in you is to get her drunk and offer yourself up as a complimentary snack

KuRuuRuu
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Eh but since Shiro forget everything when she’s drunk, I’m afraid she’ll quickly forget him again though XD

Nematoda
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Blow just raised his death flag… now he never confessed his feeling to Shiro-chan…. :'(

IcyClaw
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nai wa~

i kinda feel sad for Blow. i was somewhat hoping for Shiro to at least have some care towards him. chances of Shiro personally sheltering Blow’s soul is dropping every chapter.

GonZ555
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Meatbun delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

friendzoned.. and why did shiro-chan regressed back to being a hikikomori ?! ..or did the explanation chapter was a figment of meatbun’s imagination?

Caudyr
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Shiro’s not really a hikkikomori.

She’s just not good at ‘human’ interactions with most people…and the meeting in particular is incredibly stressful for her.

That’s why she wants to escape. I don’t think she has a particular problem with Blow’s consultation…it’s more just the way that he went about it, imo.

She hates crowds in particular, after all. ^^

negatempest
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Blow never stood a chance. But now that we know who these demons are, their death will have more meaning now. Wonder if author had all this done in foresight or just went with the flow.

Gwylon
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I’m not entirely sure if Blow is dead for good. The chapter just ends with Shiro appearing straight after Julius cuts down Blow. It never specifically mentions the death of Blow. I mean, Blow IS Balto’s younger brother. If Shiro gonna save anyone on that battlefield it would be him. Human-Demon Great War 4 (Julius POV): I approach Blow slowly. I raise my sword slowly and swing it down. 「Da…mn…it. A…ni」 The intermittent words were spoken in Demon language. But, I have understood the meaning somehow. A bitter feeling wells up. But, sympathy is unnecessary to the enemy. The Demons… Read more »
AnimeLover
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Lol she sents him to die later

SomeAnon
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Whos the hoodlum name again ? I forgot….

Moff
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Blow, Dick Blow.

Metazoxan
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I KNEW IT! Someone mentioned last chapter that they wondered what Shiro’s perspective would be on the meeting.

But I knew it would be just a vague over view cut short by her being hungry and wanting to leave as fast as possible.

Pride
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Sorry Blow, Shiro only interested in dandy middle age man.

shogoki_vnz
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oni-kun has become one of my favorite characters, It seems that of all the reicarnators the only ones that are interesting are the non humans: vampire, oni and spider

thebsberg
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Well yes. While their souls are thirtyish years old, those who were reincarnated as humans still act like horny teenagers, whereas the non-humans built on their previous maturity (except for Sophia) and don’t acknowledge this world as theirs.

Shylight
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That probably has something to do with not going through puberty for Wrath and Shiro. Everyone else did get the killer dose of hormones.

Peridoritoblog
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OOOOOHHHH SOMEONE NEEDS SOMETHING TO HEAL THAT SERIOUS BURN!!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M-ofBlL6B6I

RennasS
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Blow affection point is too low -> couldn’t obtain God protection.
R.I.P.

K
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Thanks for the update

KuRuuRuu
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Thanks for the chapter!!!
I thought Blow will confess to her!!! (>w<)
And Oni-kun actually knows about his feeling?!! (๑ ˃̵͈́▽˂̵͈̀ )ノシ))

Aberdeus
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Didn’t this happen already?

IamMe
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We are finally catching up with the events written way back. Filling in holes and explaining why things are happening.

Aberdeus
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That’s what i thought but I wasn’t sure if this might have been another conference they had

SubZole
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“Whoops! Damn, that means it’s my turn doesn’t it. Calm down, me. It’s alright, me. It’s just a few words, me.
「The 10th Army, no problems.」
Yay! I’ve said it all! I’ve now completed everything that I need to do here! Nobody is going to raise any subject that needs me to respond now, right?”

You gotta love little Shiro for how happy she is about these little achievements of her 😀

Thanks for the chapters!

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

Blow… if only you look twenty years older.

whisper
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ooh shiro manage to make a full sentence, how youre grown.. *pats shiro*

oni kun seems getting friendly with blow hahaha

i wonder, what happened after blow died. is his soul is put in backup, or he just return to reincarnation normally..

D.O.G
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Thanks for the chapter!

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