Konosuba Volume 15: Epilogue

Epilogue

TL: Cannongerbil

Editor: Ulti, Xenthur


“Hey! Kazuma! Kazuma! Wake up! Wake up already!”

I woke up with a start.

Perhaps it’s because I fell asleep not too long ago, but I came to my senses very easily.

Darkness was violently shaking me while screaming my name…

… …

I closed my eyes once more, wrapped my arms around Darkness, and pulled her onto the bed with me.

“I can’t eat another bite…”

“H-Hey! You’re awake, aren’t you!? Aah, wa-wait!”

… I just wanted to play a little prank on Darkness, but feeling her slowly go limp in my arms brought a sudden halt to my thought processes.

“… What are you doing? … I just asked you to wake Kazuma up! Seriously, the moment I take my eyes off you, you’re back to seducing him! You really are a slut!”

“Ah, n-n-no, that’s not! I haven’t done—!”

Seems like Megumin is in the room too, so I opened my eyes.

And of course, the first thing that I saw was Darkness’s eyes.

“… Did you come to attack me again!?”

“Aah! Y-You little—!”

After separating myself from Darkness whose cheeks turned red under these false accusations, I stretched and said

“What’s the matter, you two? Why are you raising such a fuss so early in the morning?”

“It’s already noon! More importantly, this is really serious! Please read this!”

Rising up from my bed, I accepted the envelope that Megumin handed to me.

Inside it was a letter written with an extremely exquisite penmanship, and I wasted no time in reading it.

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“Dear everyone,

The light breeze heralds the refreshing breeze of autumn. How is everyone doing?

Darkness, don’t go overboard with that game you play where you repeatedly stub your toe against the dresser.

Megumin, if you don’t reign in how often you use your Explosion, I’m certain your actions will eventually be counted as one of the factors contributing to the greenhouse effect.

Kazuma, I know that you’re a young man with a healthy libido, but please stop laying out everyone’s laundry on the floor and rolling through them.”

 

I crumpled the letter I was reading and threw it into the corner of the room.

“Ah!”

Megumin picked up the letter from the floor.

“I understand how you feel, but please read it all the way to the end.”

Well, I couldn’t exactly refuse her request, so I continued reading.

 

“Now then, the Demon King is currently spreading chaos and destruction throughout this world. Do you think that the beautiful and lovely goddess that I am could simply stand by and let the Demon King do as he wishes?

No, I cannot do that.

For the sake of my beloved Axis Cultists spread throughout the world.

To answer the wishes of the ten billion people who believe in me

I’m heading out on a journey to become a legend…”

 

I raised my head.

“… Are there really ten billion Axis Cultists in this world?”

“… There’d probably be about a few hundred at best.”

Hearing Darkness’s words, I let out a relieved sigh before continuing to read the letter.

 

“Thus, in order to turn this lofty ideal into reality…

I’ll be going out for a bit to take down the Demon King.”

 

I leapt off my bed.

“That idiot…!”

Towards the flustered me, Darkness started

“… Aqua has been saving up the allowance you’ve been giving her. She should’ve saved up quite a sum by now, so she might be trying to hire a few skilled adventurers right now…”

I rushed to grab my jacket.

If I don’t hurry up and chase after her…!

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—Then, just as turned back towards the two, I noticed something off about their expressions.

I gave them a questioning look, and Megumin pointed towards a corner of the letter.

I’d probably miss it if I wasn’t paying attention, but right where her finger was pointing were a few words that seemed to be crossed out.

She probably wrote this but canceled it out because it sounded stupid or something.

I leaned in for a closer look.

“PS: Please come after me.”

… Wasn’t it supposed to be “Please don’t come after me”?

—That idiot!

 

Afterword

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First of all, thank you for picking up this book.

This is the volume where the protagonist, Satou Kazuma, launches a counterattack.

Normally, he’s the kind of person who avoids picking fights, and relies upon his friends to bail him out when he does get into a brawl.

However, looking upon Aqua’s sorrowful form, he challenges the general on his own, and continues struggling even when facing the enemy’s mind control…

I don’t think that there are that many people who start reading from the afterword, but if you want a summary, that’s pretty much the gist of it.

Anyway, I was only able to get this book published thanks to: The illustrator Mishima Kurone-sensei, manager I-san, Design-san and Proofreader-san, many people from the editorial department and various people involved, and, of course, all of my readers who have been cheering me on.

That’s why I always do this in every volume…

My deepest thanks to everyone who worked on this project, and to each and every one of my readers!

NEXT

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{And that’s the end of volume 15. Things are finally heading into end game, and I suppose there’s no better time for it given that Natsume’s other projects are picking up (A plug in for Jaytranslations and his combatants TL) and the past seven volumes having almost entirely LN original content. It’s been a long time coming, and I won’t be surprised if Konosuba ends within the next two or three volumes. Still, Natsume has surprised us before, so, who knows. Whichever direction Natsume intends to take this, I’ll be right here to TL them right into your eyeballs, so look forward to it.

As usual, I’ll be taking a short break to deal with settling the affairs of my next work, which would be the fourth Dust spinoff.Hopefully, it will be a three week break, but I can’t make any promises this time because my time over the new years have kept me too busy to keep up. Still, I hope to be back by March at the very latest, so see you then!

And of course, the short stories that came with this volume will be going up weekly over the next three weeks, so stay tuned. }


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40 thoughts on “Konosuba Volume 15: Epilogue

    1. Not soon I’m afraid. Zoku Bakuen vol 2 is coming out in March, then Combatants vol 3 is supposed to come out “before the end of spring” (so June most likely), so vol 16 will probably be released around September/October.

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      1. Wow even if cannon were to translate Dust 4 and Zoku Bakuen 2 there would still be about 3-4 months before vol 16 is out. We really caught up to all the raws now

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  1. first of all I am sorry for bad english. and thank you. I feel very sad and very happy. why? Maybe not the end of the story, but I want to go on forever. after all, impossible, never mind, when will section 16 be published? Do you have information?

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  2. Yep, called it. She’s gonna leave for the demon king and she’ll be the reason Kazuma’s team will leave the Axel. Hopefully, the next installment is a classic adventure to get to Aqua before she gets to the demon king castle.

    As for the volume itself, the first half of it with Kazuma vs Serena was phenomenal. It’s quality dropped down though on the next half when they started rehashing and dragging the whole “should-I-or -should-I-not take on the demon king” and almost no eventful climax happening other than “implying something else will happen in the next vol” which was the same problem for the last chapters of vol 14. Still, it’s definitely a step up from the previous 5 volumes so far.

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  3. Now we will have to wait for the next volume

    Considering Kazuma is at level 1, wouldn’t it be too dangerous for him to fight the demon king? Aqua definitely cannot survive out there by herself, but at least she has the skills. Kazuma is basically a walking dead man with his current level and infamy.

    I hope he caught up to Aqua and they decide to travel to other towns and do bunch of quests before finally challenging the demon king. Though it would be sad because Axel will lose its famous adventurer party.

    And of course, what i truly look forward the most is the relationship development between Kazuma and Megumin. Things should start to heat up pretty soon.

    I thank you for your hard work, and I’ve bookmarked this website because of the Konosuba content. I also hope the manga will be translated soon, it’s the next best thing to the anime. Looking forward to the movie as well.

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  4. “Whichever direction Natsume intends to take this, I’ll be right here to TL them right into your eyeballs, so look forward to it.”
    Sounds painful D:

    Any idea if there’s going to be an afterstory?
    Sort of like Arifureta where it still continues after the official end.

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  5. It’s a bit sad that it will take long before vol. 16 will come out. But on the other hand, I am really looking forward to the fourth Dust spin-off.
    What a great guy…
    P.S. thnx for your work as always cg.

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  6. PROBABLY SPOILERS

    If my information is correct, in the web novel, after he suicide-explodes the demon king, he comes back to this world to fight the rest of demon lords

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    1. Yup, I think that’s how the WN went. TBH, even though I’ve heard Akatsuki-san likes to set a beginning and an end while filling in everything in between, I’m hoping the ending changes a little coz
      1. The characters and relationships are more complex with all the original content in the LN

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    2. Sorry, hit the ‘post’ button too fast. Continuing:
      1… so it would be nice to properly resolve everything and tie up loose ends. Also, based on WN summaries, feels like he tweaked character personalities, ages etc a little, which probably affected various developments.
      2. For anyone who read the WN and is reading the LN *because* they loved the WN, even if the original ending was good, an identical ending would be kinda lame, no? It would be like the ultimate self-spoiling.

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  7. Well, Princess Iris’s older brother and father were stated to be fighting on the front lines against the Demon King. Would be fun to see the rest of Iris’ family because people don’t seem to realize that there is more than one royal family member in this story

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  8. Thanks a lot for the chapter! Was really fun. This volume had more of the signature Konosuba humour that was missing in some of the previous ones. It was nice to see that.

    BTW, anyone saw the ‘This is all stuff you taught me, no?’ Darkness quote from the illustrations in the story? I feel like it should have appeared in the ‘everyone wants Kazuma’s attention’ scene before he kicks Serena, or when Darkness got him out of jail, but I don’t remember seeing it anywhere.

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  9. Oh fuck, it’s still two or more volumes ahead. My life is kinda falling apart so I really hoped to finish the series before my mental breakdown. Out of everything this might be the weirdest motivation one can think of, but I’m really still trying to fix things for no other reason but to be ok by the time all the otaku things I look forward to are out.

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  10. Thanks for this wonderful volume!!! Everything is now going forward in the story, Hopefully, the kazumin should also move forward!Can’t wait for the next volume and the movie😁

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