Afterword of Afterword
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 1
Author – Shirakome Ryou
At the time after about a week passed since the students of earth were summoned to another world Tortus.
At the training place of knights and soldiers in the Hairihi kingdom, there were the figures of the students making wondrous cane or accessories shined while activating magic, swinging around splendorous sword or spear with fairly experienced air.
The students were showing splendid skill like heroes that appeared in fairy tale in just about one week. Their vocation that bloomed by descending into this world and displayed matchless talent in its field, and the pointed support from the kingdom side, those factors were the reason why the students were growing with a speed like sponge absorbing water.
While those students were endeavoring in their training, there was the figure of a boy looking down while moaning ‘hm hm’ at the corner of the place.
The young man――Nagumo Hajime was whispering with a voice that could be heard as cursing or feeling exasperated. Before his eyes there were something like a thorn? growing up limply from the ground.
Hajime was hanging his head down while moaning wasn’t because he was gasping from stomachache while desperately enduring from spurting out black history from his butt, nor because he was desperately repressing the chuuni soul that was sealed in the deepest part of his heart.
He was merely using his talent the “transmutation” skill desperately. He was repeatedly testing if he could somehow grow out thorn from the ground using transmutation to attaackk! like in a certain manga, otaku style, but the result was totally limp like jelly lump no matter how many times he tried it.
Although he was at a corner, but the visibility of the place was extremely well, so naturally such figure of Hajime entered the sight. Hiyama Daisuke and his gang who came to make fun of Hajime glanced at Hajime’s result and then smirked obviously.
The other classmates too, they were also emitting unfriendly air, as though they were making fun of him somewhat, or looking down at him as an existence that wasn’t worthy to be taken seriously, or perhaps deciding that Hajime wasn’t even worth any interest.
But, at that time, something cold poked at the cheek of Hajime who was starting to concentrate once again……
Hajime reflexively jumped while raising a scream that sounded somewhat unbefitting for a man. A lovely chuckle that sounded like a ringing bell reached Hajime’s ear. That clear voice didn’t sound malicious by any means, it sounded like someone who succeeded in their prank, or possibly an expression of happiness from seeing that rare reaction of Hajime.
「Shi, Shirasaki-san……don’t surprise me like that.」
「Fufu, I’m sorry, Nagumo-kun. For some reason it looked like you were really persevering at it, so I’m wondering that some rest might done you good. Here, it’s nicely cooled already.」
Ahead of the gaze of Hajime who was turning around, there was the figure of a girl――Shirasaki Kaori presenting him with a cold drink. It seemed she came bringing drink in consideration of Hajime who was straying off course into a training without any clear prospect.
Hajime smiled wryly while saying thanks and took the glass. Inside the glass was filled with a mysterious liquid that was rainbow colored with popping bubbles. Actually it was a carbonated drink with a taste that resembled apple, and it was Hajime’s favorite but……it seemed that Kaori-san had grasped Hajime’s preference before anyone knew it.
Hajime shivered a bit in a different meaning. Seeing such Hajime, Kaori said 「Oh no, you are catching cold there」 and quickly approached Hajime with her misunderstanding in full throttle. And then, as expected she was fully prepared, Kaori took out a towel from somewhere and began to faithfully wipe the little sweat Hajime was perspiring.
(Ple, please be conscious, of someone’s personal area, and also the TPO!) (TN: TPO = Time, Place, Occasion)
Hajime was letting out sweat further from the torture of the piercing gazes from the surrounding while taking distance away from Kaori slowly, but the more he was backing away, the more Kaori was advancing with light steps. And then, saying 「Waa, you are sweating a lot」, she was wiping and wiping even more.
Slowly, backing away. Step step, forward forward.
Sweat sweat, wipe wipe.
(No, no good. The eyes of Hiyama and others are looking murderous-. Ah, even the other boys are making their artifact shine-. Wai-, girls!? Isn’t that the chanting for the combination magic you all just learned!?)
Hajime’s state of mind was exactly like a mouse that was cornered by a cat. But, the cat-san that was really bothered by the mouse-kun that it couldn’t be helped looked really worried from the bottom of her heart seeing the worsening color of mouse-san’s face, that she approached closer even more insistently.
Hajime class changed from mouse into rabbit and began to seriously think to run away just like a panicky rabbit, but it was at that time that his savior finally arrived.
「Come on, Kaori. You should stop there. You are being too close. Nagumo-kun cannot rest if you are like that, see?」
It was Yaegashi Shizuku who was Kaori’s stopper and also best friend. It seemed Shizuku was completely grasping the current situation, so she made a troubled smile from having to look after her best friend’s rampage even while nonchalantly pulling Kaori away.
The temperature of the surrounding’s atmosphere was decreasing. It seemed that the voltage of the classmates was going up and down in comparison with the distance between Kaori and Hajime.
And then, Kaori who became a bit calmer similarly like the surrounding’s atmosphere blushed from how close she was with Hajime and she backed away with brisk steps. And then, she gazed at Hajime shyly with brief glances and upward stare. With an upward stare!
(Kuh, as expected from Shirasaki-san, what fighting strength-. Is she a monster-)
Using such impression that was painted with impoliteness and joke material, Hajime pretended to not notice his heart that was beating like an alarm bell while sending his gratitude toward Shizuku once more. Even though Shizuku shrugged her shoulders at that, but it seemed she saw through Hajime’s pretension and she didn’t bother to hide her amused air.
Shizuku pulled at Kaori’s hand while the corner of her mouth was twitching.
「The, then Kaori. You have finished giving the drink already, we should go back to our own training too, okay?」
「Wait, Shizuku-chan. I have something I want to ask from Nagumo-kun.」
「Something you want to ask? Come to think of it, you were really deep in talk with the maid just for asking about the drink that Nagumo-kun often asked for before this.」
While comprehending that the information source was actually from a maid, Hajime was getting a bad premonition seeing Kaori who was looking at him with determination.
It seemed that his premonition was right on the money. The next moment, the words that Kaori fired showed how she was still in charge ahead maiden mode.
「Na, Nagumo-kun. You, you see…..Does Nagumo-kun like a girl who is wearing maid uniform I wonder!? I wonder!?」
「Just what are you saying so suddenly, Shirasaki-san!?」
Hajime was greatly shaken at this situation where he was publicly interrogated by a girl classmate about 「Do you like maid?」.The eyes of the girls changed as though they were looking at trash, as for the boys……several of them were averting their eyes.
「Because, Nagumo-kun. Your eys often chased after the maids in the palace……. Sometimes, when you looked at the casual act of the maids, you would nod with a face like a critic somewhere……」
「Stop-. More than this and it will be all over for me!! Shirasaki-san, you actually hate me right!? Isn’t that right!?」
The life point of Hajime’s heart was being shaved off greatly. But, it seemed that the word “mercy” didn’t exist in the dictionary of the beautiful girl who was even praised as the two great goddess along with Shizuku in the school. Beside her, the best friend was looking at the sky with an expression that was mixed with resignation, saying 「This is no good, she is completely in charge ahead mode」. Kaori didn’t even notice that and launched her second blow.
「And, and also. I think the work of the palace maids must not get obstructed. Nagumo-kun is also a boy, that’s why you mustn’t do anything even by mistake, that’s what I think.」
「Hey, Shirasaki-san. Do you notice? You said that my existence is a hindrance for the maids, you are saying cruel thing nonchalantly there you know? What’s more, you said that I might assault the maids……in my heart, right now Shirasaki-san’s words are stabbing all over and over you know?」
「That’s why, I reluctantly, yes, really reluctantly make this suggestion!」
「You aren’t listening to me at all aren’t you! Oi Yaegashi-san, your best friend is completely going wild here! Quickly stop……wait, what’s with that face that seem to say 『Man can only pray to the god』!? Don’t give up! If you give up here, then it’s the end for me!」
Shizuku made a transparent smile while starting to look at the sky far away. The figure of the pitiful boy was already not reflected in those eyes.
And then, while feeling uneasy, Hajime opened his mouth to stop Kaori somehow, but right after that, Kaori beat him to the punch by dropping the bomb.
「So that Nagumo-kun won’t commit any mistake! And also for the sake of the maids too! I’ll wear maid uniform for you!」
The tension of the classmates broke through the sky. Of course, to the direction of the negative.
Surely that was something that couldn’t be helped. Listening objectively, in order to protect the maids from Hajime’s sexually hungry gaze, Kaori would wear maid uniform and exposed herself to Hajime’s gaze in the place of those girls……that was how it sounded like.
Hajime dashed away without glancing left or right like a rabbit on fire. In order to jump into the chest of the reliable older brother replacement of everyone――the captain of the kingdom’s knight order, Meld who was not present because of some business. ‘If it is that person, he should be able to protect me from my frenzied angry classmates!’ That was the lifeline that Hajime was holding on to.
Behind him, beside Kaori who was holding her blushing red cheeks with closed eyes while saying 「I, I said it!」, *dododododo* the berserkers were passing through with steps that were making tremor on the ground.
「……I’m sorry, Nagumo-kun. Forgive this powerless me.」
Shizuku’s powerless voice slipped into the breeze weakly and vanished.
After that, Kaori who noticed Hajime’s escape and the classmates’ misunderstanding chased after Hajime and others in panic in order to resolve the misunderstanding, what she found ahead was the sight of captain Meld who was being embraced by Hajime. She was swallowed by the vortex of misunderstanding, 「I have to bring back Nagumo-kun away from that path!」 and resolved to a completely unfounded direction, and for a while she directed vigilant gaze at captain Meld in every chance and continuously troubled him, such thing happened.
And then, among the palace maids, this and that about captain Meld and the incompetent boy were whispered……
「「Why it become like this……」」
The strongest knight of the kingdom and the weakest boy of the summoned group whispered with overlapping disheartened voice.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 2
Author – Shirakome Ryou Illustrator – Takayaki
Afterword of afterword’s limited!
Great publication of volume 2’s rough illustration!
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 3
Author – Shirakome Ryou
When Shirakome write light novel, what came into mind first is the character.
Character come into mind, the scene I want to write come into mind, and then the story in order to reach that scene is fleshed out……something like that.
The characters that become the origin of such tale. Famous image character is needed for those characters. The impetus for my wild delusion is generally starting when Shirakome is reading some kind of work that cause Shirakome to grin by himself w
And so, I’m thinking to introduce for just a bit of the image characters that become the basis for Arifureta characters.
First, the main heroine Yue-san――the image character for her is the great sage-sama (loli version) of Genso○ somewhere. Seeing a certain work in Niconico douga, Shirakome went 「Uwaa, Yu○ri-san, totally cute」 and my delusion gave out such result.
Next, Shia. It doesn’t even need to be said. You all know right. Yes, she too is based on from a former military officer rabbit-san (however, the not insane version) from that Genso○ somewhere. What’s more, my delusion spread and before I realized a certain Mon○ji black rabbit-san was mixed.
For Kaori, it’s from the class representative-san of a certain tokimeku diary (only love), Shizuku is from a certain magical ○dex’s fallen angel maid-san (saint ponytail swordswoman-san), and Kouki is from the proto Saber-san of F○te.
And, for Tio who made her entrance at third volume……her image character is from world’s number 2 dragon god-sama of Hi○ School DxD. Yes, she is completely different isn’t she? She needed loli-ness, and taciturn-ness, and also pureness. For some reason I cannot just get into goth-loli……yosh, then, I’ll rather do everything in reverse! From such idea that kind of girl was born. Shirakome himself thought it the most, how did it become like this……like that.
Now then, this time there is also characters that I don’t introduce (like the main character), it will be for the next chance someday.
Please look after [Arifureta] from here on too.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 4
Author – Shirakome Ryou
At the「Afterword of Afterword」 last volume, I introduced the image characters regarding the main characters.
What about the other characters!? If there are those who are holding expectation about that, I’m sorry. This time borrowing this place, I’m thinking to introduce the image models for the artifacts Hajime created.
For example, the arms that are representative of Hajime, the two large revolvers “Donner & Schlag”, the model is from Constrictor and a certain black cat’s ornamental gun, the revolver of tongari(pointed) gunner, and so on.
Doing air reload using two of those revolvers with slightly peculiar design while performing Gun Kata of the movie Equilibr○m……that will be absurdly awesome!! The result of Shirakome’s chuuni soul feeling itchy like that gave birth to Donner & Schlag.
For the sniper cannon “Schlagen” and gatling cannon “Metzgerei”, there is no image model especially for them, but if I’m forced to say, Metzgerei is from Black Ro○ Shooter I guess.
Rocket and missile launcher “Orkan” is from that thing of the big bro pastor from Tri○n. Puni○er-san is top ranked romance weapon even inside Shirakome.
For pile bunker, I imaged it from the thing that came out in nico douga’s Azatho○ Diva(アザトゥー○・ディーヴァ). It’s not exaggeration even if Shirakome said that this video series is already sacred video for me. The uploader-sama is god.
The four wheeled vehicle Breeze is from Hummer. The two wheeled Steiff is from around Goldwing F6C. The dearest wish of Shirakome that want to ride both of them someday leaked out.
And the last is Doryukken, this is from RWB○, as expected it’s modeled from romance weapon that came out in Niconico. This video is heaped with romance weapons that made one writhed.
Now then, for the time being, this time let’s end it until here. When the story is advancing and we come to this section once more, I’m thinking to be allowed to talk about the characters, or the romance weapons, or the behind the scene, and so on.
Well then everyone, please take care of [Arifureta] from here on too.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 5
Author – Shirakome Ryou
I’m thinking to be allowed to talk about the behind the scene of Arifureta in the「Afterword of Afterword」 of this volume too.
Honestly speaking, 「Arifureta」, was planned by me to end at volume 4――that is to say, at the scene where Hajime and Kaori’s reunion was actualized was planned to be the end of the volume. It was planned to give the readers the feeling of 「Ooyah」 and ended the volume with the atmosphere of 「Our journey will start from here!」.
If asked for the reason, the big reason is because when Shirakome started writing [Arifureta], watching the Gunda○ Seed’s episode of 「Descending Sword」, when the main character flew down from the sky and saved his comrades, the wild delusion 「What the hell is this, awesome!」 was overflowing out.
In other words, at the point when Hajime smashed the labyrinth ceiling and saved Kaori, I was in the state of 「Shirakome, is super satisfied☆」 you see.
If so then why, is the story became this long……
That is simply because many people in [Narou] were giving support, no other reason for it. In a sense, the one who gave birth to the story of the volume 5 and the rest of it were everyone, the readers of [Narou[, it’s not an exaggeration even if I said that.
Because everyone is skilled in flattering, this stupid Shirakome got carried away and wrote a lot of after stories even after the conclusion of the main story. Rather, it feels like the after stories are the one that get better popularity……
Now then, I don’t know how far I will continue writing [Arifureta], but so that the extra stories and the published version after revising become even more fun work, I’m investing all my experience point to delusion power and work hard, so please take care of this work from here on too.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 6
Author – Shirakome Ryou
About the afterword of afterword this time, there is no behind the scene talk like before. If it’s the behind the scene about artifact or character, there is a tiny bit, but it feels like it will end with just a few lines, so I’m thinking to do it in the next chance.
And so, this time is a bit of short story. That guy that was blown up by Hajime in the fifth volume is actually alive, I got that kind of idea at the time. And then, actually it formed this kind of connection with that child that was left behind in Erisen……it’s that kind of story.
Myself is a clione. My name is――likely, none.
Myself have heard other organisms calling I things like ancient monster, or devil of the ocean, or repulsive eater, or ‘that guy won’t be killed no matter what you die, he is seriously super annoying’.
Possibly, those might be mine names.
Though myself think that the last one is too long……
Or rather, myself feel like that’s already just a badmouthing……
By the way, mine favorite is the “repulsive eater”. For some reason it sound cool.
Putting that aside, myself has nice sexy body that look transparent like jelly, possess shape like a clione, truly a beautiful and great being, but recently, there was something absurd that threatened the existence of such myself.
Myself met a demon.
That guy, is seriously bad news. Really bad news.
Even like this, myself has lived for a long time. Don’t mention about the race called “human”, myself has been living since the time when even the race called “monster” didn’t exist. However, even in that several thousands, tens of thousands of year of long life, myself had never seen that kind of brutish fiend!
After all, this demon tried to burn myself to death in our first meeting!
Even though myself only tried to eat him a bit!
What’s more, the demon tried to escape into the water, so myself hurriedly chased behind, but then――myself was exploded! What a deed!
Mine body shrunk really much, mine tension also decreased a lot.
It couldn’t be helped, myself filled my stomach and then myself thought to go out to the ocean to take a walk, but as though lying in ambush for myself to do that, that demon flew out from the bottom of the sea toward myself.
After that, it was already a competition of survival. Myself was desperate. Myself was also a tiny bit angry, myself won’t let him escape anymore! Thinking that myself even produced a tsunami.
Thinking back now, that was a mistake. If the demon wanted to escape, then it would be fine if myself let them get away. It would be great if myself didn’t get carried away thinking that it was just a bit more to gulp the demon down! like that.
But, even still. Although it’s certain that some fault lie in myself who got carried away, but still.
Black sticky liquid was splashed all over inside mine body and the demon burned me from inside, and in the end myself was exploded, myself think there is something wrong with that! Myself will get bad dream of death for several thousand years after that!
Normally, will anyone do something terrifying like that!? Furthermore that demon, seeing myself writhing in agony, the demon laughed! How terrifying! Since when the race called human became that much of a fiend!?
Fortunately, in a stroke of good luck a part of mine body the size of a fingertip remained safe, and myself got away just barely alive, but myself is completely traumatized.
Myself didn’t even have the strength to swim and promptly got washed away by the current, at the end myself encountered a kind hearted little girl……her name is, what was it……Nyuu? Muu? Yuu? Her name was something like that. If that little girl didn’t kindly look after I, surely mine mind would fall sick and myself would become fertilizer in the sea.
Human is scary. Human is bad news. That recognition of mine doesn’t change, and don’t even mentions eating human, myself absolutely won’t even approach them, but that kindly hearted little girl, myself has to return the favor someday.
If, there is time when that little girl have a need of I, myself will always be available to rush at her side.
Oh kindly hearted little girl of sea. Please, I wish that you won’t lose your kind heart till the end of time.
I wish you won’t grow to become like that kind of brutish fiend.
Myself pray from the bottom of mine heart for that little girl’s healthy growth!
……There is no way, that girl has any relation with that brutish fiend right?