Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Blow

Well, it’s not like it would end any differently the second time around – ie compared to “Human-Demon Great War ④” from so long ago.

A little pre-translation note: sometimes characters will talk about looking at someone’s back – that should be taken metaphorically rather than literally. In the general sense it implies some respect or admiration from the watcher. It’s probably related to the phrase 親の背中を見て育つ which means “Children grow as they look at the back of their parents”.

The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Blow

Since when I was born I have been looking at my aniki’s back. The figure of aniki as he made every effort to get the demon race back on their feet, after they were ruined by war after war after war. There was no Demon King. In the absence of the Demon King who should normally gather the demons, aniki continued to serve in that position instead. As far as I know, there is nobody who has worked harder for the demons than aniki. I also saw the figures of the incompetent fools who disparaged aniki because there was no Demon King.

Aniki is not the Demon King. Which is why there were many demons who went against him. During that shitty time, those shitty bastards opposed aniki. Are they fools? Even a fool like me could tell that for the demon race back then, that insurrection and shit was a bad idea, so why couldn’t they understand that?

The demons were desolated, in a state where even being able to eat was a problem. While gritting his teeth in pain, aniki supported them. Eventually, the common people recovered enough so that at least they wouldn’t starve.

Just when that happened, she fucking appeared. The girl who called herself the Demon King. She had the appearance of a brat, and was a brat on the inside as well. Yet, aniki bowed his head before such a person.

While in a fit of rage, a rational part of me commented, ah, so this is what it’s like for the red mist to descend on someone. Until now, the one who had supported the demons, the one who had guided them, was aniki. Everything that aniki had built up, was taken away by that woman, just because she was the Demon King, for that reason alone. Not only that, but all the demons that aniki had desperately revived were then assembled, for some shit about invading the humans. Just when we’d finally been blessed with peace at long long last.

The peace that was finally within our grasp. That was helplessly ruined by the Demon King. The Demon King that aniki obeyed. I couldn’t accepted it. There was no way that I could.

Both the wench who called herself the Demon King, and the freeloading white girl who appeared at the same time, both of them did absolutely nothing. Instead, they devoured the precious food. Just by being here she was causing harm, and on top of that she was basically ordering us demons to die. Why did aniki so readily obey such a woman, was something incomprehensible right from the start.

「Blow, I’ve told you many times that that person has a strength that we cannot possibly hope to match. If we defy her, it’s the end of the demons. No matter how unreasonable the request, I will comply with it. Please understand that.」

Over and over again, aniki would say such things to persuade me. I get it you know. Aniki of all people, wouldn’t just obey someone for no reason at all.

But, just because you have power it doesn’t mean that anything and everything will be forgiven you know? Just what on earth did us demons do to deserve this? I know that our distant ancestors committed some mistake, and that the demons and humans have constantly had to fight each other. However, that shouldn’t matter for those of us living today, surely. I don’t even know what our ancestors caused, but why is it necessary for their descendants to carry that sin? Not only that, but now when even at the best of times it’s hard to say whether the demons will live or die, on the day when war breaks out with the humans, the demons will face ruin whatever happens. The Demon King doesn’t get that.

No, maybe she gets it but is doing it anyway. Maybe aniki is prepared for that, and is putting all his efforts into trying to reduce the damage as much as possible. I’m no fool. In spite of that Demon King’s small appearance, I can somehow tell that she’s an outrageous monster. Even so, as the one who will lead the demons into ruin, I could never respect the Demon King.

Now that it’s already come to this, there’s no way for the demons to survive other than by winning. Reduce the damage as much as possible, and win against the humans. In order to do that, it would mean reducing the humans to despair, by dealing them a massive shock. The most suitable opponent for that, is right here.

「Shiro. Don’t get involved.」

I speak out to Shiro who is beside me. She’s an affiliate of the Demon King. However, thanks to the intelligence that she gained, both aniki and I have been seriously saved. It was at least worth enough that I could ignore her being a glutton.

Shiro herself and the 10th Army that she commands, are probably a group that specialises in intelligence and assassination. Shiro herself is like an elusive phantom with her teleport magic. That’s definitely for performing both intelligence and assassination. However, it takes a massive amount of skill points to gain teleport magic. To the extent that other skills have to be sacrificed. Most likely, her combat ability is low. Except when using surprise attacks with teleport, she’s probably inferior to the other army commanders. I can’t imagine her being able to take on the Hero.

I am now going to challenge the Hero. According to the messenger’s report, I know that the Hero together with his comrades are routing the soldiers while advancing here.

I must defeat the Hero myself. With the achievement of defeating the Hero, I’ll be able to use that against the Demon King. If I don’t do anything, and just do whatever that Demon King says, then eventually the demons will be destroyed. Even if only a little, I will drive a wedge into that.

As to whether I can actually defeat the Hero, it’ll be hard to be honest. However, I can’t allow myself to pull back. For this achievement, the demons, no, aniki is depending upon me.

「You’re the Hero, right?」

I use the human language to address him. The one who appeared, is a young man who gives off an impression of nobility even on this battlefield.

「To think that you would deliberately ask in the human language, huh. That’s right. I’m the Hero. The Hero Julius Zagan Anareich.」

Whether it unexpected that I could speak the human language, or unexpected that I would deliberately use the human language, after showing a brief look of surprise on his face, the Hero introduced himself. He has a gentle appearance, but I can definitely feel a strong determination in his eyes. That’s definitely the style of a Hero. I nod my head, and prepare my sword.

「I’m the Commander of the 7th Army, Blow. Now then, Hero, let’s have a fair match!」
「I accept!」

Getting the Hero’s acceptance, a one-on-one fight begins. First to move wins! I slash at the Hero. However, that was easily stopped, and instead I’m being outmatched and forced back. Damn! I guess he’s above me in pure physical offensive status values.

With my stance broken, the Hero approaches in pursuit. To match blades when I lose in strength, is a bad move. I avoid the exchange, dodging the strike. When I do, the light that is coiled around the Hero’s sword separates, rushing at me. I immediately use the sword as a shield to guard.

Dangerous! That just now was probably some kind of magic skill. And, based on the strength, I realise that the Hero’s forte is actually in magic. Both physically and magically, he’s above me. Even so, I can’t allow myself to lose.

As if sneering at my determination, the Hero forms multiple balls of light. Hey, you gotta be joking. I can tell that each one of those balls of light contains a huge amount of power. They come flying at me simultaneously.

If I avoid them, the guys to my rear will be engulfed. Behind me, is Shiro.

I discard the option to avoid them. I stop the incoming balls of light with my sword. For an instant, my vision jolts. Without being able to understand what happened, I can only comprehend the pain coursing through my entire body. That repeats many times.

Just for an instant I blank out. The moment I realised it, I was lying on my face on the ground. My body is in tatters. But, but!

「I’m not done, yet.」

While recovering my wounds, I stand up. I can’t allow myself to pull back here. If I’m defeated, who will support aniki? If I’m defeated, who will face the Hero next? I can’t allow myself to be defeated.

「You shouldn’t force yourself. You should have understood the difference in strength.」
「I haven’t lost yet! If I go back defeated so miserably like this, I won’t be able to face aniki!」

Even if he didn’t tell me, the difference in strength is obvious!

「If you have a brother then isn’t that all the more reason to not allow yourself to die here? Withdraw your army. I won’t pursue.」
「I can’t allow myself to pull back here!」

Even if I know I’ll lose, I can’t allow myself to pull back! I head towards the Hero. The Hero’s magic and his sword both together drive me away. Even so I simply stand up again, facing him. Again and again.

I can’t allow myself to pull back here. I can’t!

「It’s over.」
「I’m, not, done, yet」
「It is over. I warned you. You simply ignored it, and were defeated.」

Warn, ed? There, is, no, way, I, could, listen, to, that.

「Da, a, mm, it. Ani…」

Aniki……

Shiro……

 

Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Sophia
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Slime-kun
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Thanks for chapter
“her combat ability is low” made me chuckle

Anonymous
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I laughed while cringing… I only wish he remained alive to see Shrio instal-kill the hero so we get to see his reaction.

CountryMage
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As I recall, she unleashed the power of her petrification and decay eyes, pretty much desertifying the whole area, hero and Blow were both turned to dust. Not something I would want to be awake for….

Yukino o
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At least he will get to see his beloved one last time that way.

Duke
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No she didn’t kill Blow.What she did was show up after he died.Though I don’t recall how many people died.

khoa
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she remove the entire area… because she also dosent want demons (normal one) know about her ability

Anonymous
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From the looks of it, the next few chapters are of Shiro’s perspective, so we might see what happened after Blow died, or even the fight from Shiro’s perspective. She is going to really disappointed from the Hero’s growth…

Oak
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Thanks for the chapter,
He didn’t get a clue even when it was to late

Kvetha
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Thank you very much for the chapter!

Tahaku
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I wonder if he’ll ever find out how strong Shiro is……then freak out.

Kellam
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He ded

gabon
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Like so ded

nyaaa
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Shiro herself and the 10th Army that she commands, are probably a group that specialises in intelligence and assassination. Shiro herself is like an elusive phantom with her teleport magic. That’s definitely for performing both intelligence and assassination. However, it takes a massive amount of skill points to gain teleport magic. To the extent that other skills have to be sacrificed. Most likely, her combat ability is low. Except when using surprise attacks with teleport, she’s probably inferior to the other army commanders. I can’t imagine her being able to take on the Hero.

kumoko is weak? are you sure?

Dutchwonder
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Shiro’s forte is sneaky beaky due to the fact that she is actually a hive mind with thousands of clones acting as autonomous hands and eyes. Plus all her magical skills.

Its not hard to assume that the main body is weak when its merely the tip of the iceberg as to what is going on.

IB
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So not true.
Think it was mentioned that the top rankings battle strength wise like:
1. D
2. Kuro
3/4. Shiro / Ariel

whisper
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well she was originally a weak spider. and administrator is outside the system value, so any regular person that depends on system value is probably didnt feel anything from her..

funny how our spider seems fragile yet actually dangerous at same time, remember she got caught off guard and groped by a drunkard? ^^

Anonymous
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you mean that time when she seriously thought about destroying the world or killing all men instead?

CountryMage
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Even before her ascension, she wouldn’t have met his expectations, since she learned magic without system support, including teleport.

ZettaiZero
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You mean she understand the true fundamental knowledge of magic thanks to D’s exclusive title called ” WISDOM” system

Duke
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Without support would be inaccurate as D created “Wisdom” a Ruler skill specially for her and only then she started using magic.

overpalada
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Thanks for the chapter but this poor fool i have pity for him

Ebrie
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I’m amazed Shiro went fifteen years without displaying how OP she was to Blow. That’s some serious avoidance.

CountryMage
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Was it 15? Felt like Sophia went through 5 years of school in demon territory.

Mashiro
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Tsk tsk… he assumed far too much. It would been even sadder for him to find out how strong her troops are too. And thats without having a army of spiders for soldiers like what Kuro did for his army.. (Yes she has plenty of clones for it but she isnt using them as her army)

Anonymous
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not to mention her actual kids, the ‘excellent brats’ that reside in the labyrinth.

Metazoxan
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Yeah Kuro-kun cheated for his army and made shiro so jealous she put her troops for hell to try to make them match up.

IB
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Which is weird in a way.
Shiro/Ariel goal is to sacrifice demons, no?
Is it sort of an act of defiance of his and also stubborn respect for Sariel’s feelings?
Guess these dragons follow him of their free will.

SubZole
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I think Kuro’s dragon army are to fight the elves (and/or Ariel and Shiro if they go overboard too much). Maybe Kuro thought that Shiro could stall him again (if they ever become enemies) while Ariel could slaughter the humans.
Like this he too has subordinates ready to fight if needed.

Katshu
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I feel bad for the hoodlum………

To think that he loved shiro so much that he wouldn’t mind her being a glutton…………

well…it isn’t so weird to think when one thinks about how cute kumoko is……….

CountryMage
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She’s only cute internally and through her cloaking field, she is physically gorgeous. has an “idol” level of beauty.

CountryMage
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She’s only cute internally and through her cloaking field, she is physically gorgeous. has an “idol” level of beauty.

Yuz
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Thanks for the chapter !

mikan
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definitely, if he hasn’t died, it would be a flag, for him to go “Full after shiro” and that’s unneeded, so he has to die.

Magnolia
Member

「Shiro. Don’t get involved.」
how to kill yourself with just a line

Metazoxan
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I wonder if she would have saved him if he hadn’t said that.

Fmvm
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Probably not, since she didn’t care about him.

IB
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Not so sure, let’s wait for the next chapter.
Think she saw him as a scary one and yet cute in his struggle against demon king.

Magnolia
Member

hope that in next chapter we will get the answer for her to drop her ex-mother a.k.a ex-magic in charge no.1 to kill her own general
maybe to show that he was not double-agent ?
to let’s the elf misjudge that they failure to ambush Sophia made the only spider queen that they know sent one of her daughters to get rid of the “rat” ?
i bet after the Armageddon, there will be new religion that workship the spider lol

IcyClaw
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nai wa~

i wish you luck in love in the next life Blow. one of my favorite characters in this entire novel… *sniff*

RennasS
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Shiro: “BLOWWW, Baka why didn’t you avoid the magic. Why’d you received them head on? Because I’m right behind you, you couldn’t avoid them? This’s like I’m the one who kill you. I’ll avenge you, I’ll kill Hero in your place so rest in peace Blow”
This is probably(definitely) not what Shiro-chan thinking but I have a right to dream to ship, right.

jesse
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well atleast u dream big

aram
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she is probably tinking how boring what am i gonna eat for dinner today i hope the war finish soon so i can go back to eat and enjoy delisious food

Fmvm
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Shiro “good riddance, he was such a loser”

chaoton
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“What are you doing you hoodlum? Are you out of your mind? You want to die that bad, huh? Now Balto gonna have even more bags under his eye.

But it’s okay because he will reincarnate anyway so it’s fine right? I’m such a wonderful person”

Something like this

Krabbe
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If Felmina got stats of around 2500 from doing the work Shiro gave her, what would Balto’s stats be? 7000?

Metazoxan
Guest

No it was probably like this

Shiro: he said not to interfere right? So I can just sit here and relax until the hero shows up right? Ariel won’t get angry at me will she? Oh but it’s not like I’m scared of her or anything. Definitely not. I just want to avoid troublesome things.
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Oh look the hero. and blow is facing him one on one? What is that idiot doing? Well he did a good job so I guess I’ll shelter his soul at least.

Jeg
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He has a noble heart, but stupidly foolish through and through.

AnimeLover
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Lol finally he dies! I kinda feel bad for him though. He did his best

NZPIEFACE
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The innocence of those without knowledge of the MA system.

They should really just tell Balto about it now. Like seriously.

NeurogamiPrime
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So thats why Shiro insta gibs the hero and his entire army. Something tells me she has developed something akin to feelings (not actual feelings, but something similar) for blow and will actually feel somewhat hurt at his death. I want her to grab Blow’s soul and stuff it inside one of her spiders so that we can have our foul mouthed delinquent back. also since we have not had pictures of these guys yet, I have been imagining Yuske Urameshi or Kuabara.

K
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Thanks for the update

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

10th Army are intelligence and assassination specialists? No they just gone through Shiro’s Hellish Boot Camp.

Nematoda
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Blow… you the MAN….

damn… now Blow become the Manliest Deliquent in this novel…. he’s a deliquent but wants peace…. he’s a good little brother…. and a real MAN who would never run away saving his own life when the women he love is in danger…..

Blow… Rest in Peace…

JenS
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After reading all these side stories I have so much respect for everyone except Shun. Everyone else struggled and fought for everything while Shun was a spoilt prince gifted with a silly amount of points.

Poor clueless Blow.

Infernal
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Shiro? Weak? Ahahahahahahahahahahaha. No.

Sdarkpaladin
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Shiro just gained a new stalker!

Anonymous
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Nope! She just lost one

KuRuuRuu
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Noooo Bloooow!! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
I take back my first impression of you being a mucle head fool!
Well, he is indeed a fool though for trying to protect Shiro (who is clearly way above him)
But I respect him for sacrificing his body to protect his men and the one he loves (´・_・`)
Thank you for the chapter!

Lunacy
Guest

Ah, how sad. Even knowing that Blow would meet his end here, I rooted for him.

Northz
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Welp he’s dead, telling a mysterious person to stay outside of battle is a death flag.

GonZ555
Member

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

Blow sounds more Hero-like than the hero…

Kuchluk
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Shit, i really thought that, blow was intentionaly killed because of something like betrayal, ugh…i felt gulity

Anto
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So Julius ended blow. Kinda hoping our delinquent survives though. I guess not?
Thank you for the chapter!

Krabbe
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I started liking Blow during this chapter thou ={. Btw, anyone noticed that he thought about Kumoko all the time? Think it might be whar Wrath hinted about a few chapters back, but Blow hadn’t realised it himself yet. RIP Blow

Anonymous
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awww, blow’s dying? he haven’t confess to shiro yet.

haazhell
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thanks for the chapter

haazhell
Member

thanks for the chapter

libraryrocker
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Blow… ;_; ;_; ;_;

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!!

SubZole
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At first i really didn’t like Blow and i was glad to know that he will die in the end. Now that we actually reached this part and we got to know him a little better i pity him instead. All those saying that he was stupid to face the hero again and again without surrendering are wrong. Its war and they had to fight the humans. From what he knew he was probably the strongest demon there so he had no other choice but face the hero himself. They had to reach the quota of dead people after all.… Read more »
Peridoritoblog
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Oh men the second time is even worse than the first time I saw him die…thanks for the feels ;-;

Zypex117
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I feel so sad for Blow. To love her but not only be treated as such, it’s quite disheartening.

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