The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 183: After Story I – The Situation of the Gods (3/3)

“Actually, I did try to bestow the titles personally before, but whenever I missed someone or was late, the people would tell the bride and the groom, ‘You have not been acknowledged by the gods! The wedding may not proceed!!’, and then force them to split. Some really sad things happened back then…” [Rurutia]

“I see.” [Ryouma]

“Personally, though, as a god of skill, I think it’s more surprising that Earth and its people are able to do something so similar to what we do using our power of the gods. What’s more is that they do it so matter-of-factly in their day-to-day life.” [Tekun]

Rurutia was looking down, so Tekun poured her more liquor, and in a rare display of solemness, said that.

From the sound of things, he appears to be interested in Earth technology.

But that aside, there’s still something I’m concerned about.

“By the way, considering that the weddings here are something that’s ‘acknowledged by the gods’, won’t you giving out so many blessings be a problem? I mean, in Japan all that’s needed to establish the marriage is to notify the government office, so I don’t really get it, but…” [Ryouma]

Especially, in Hyuzu-san and Rurunez-san’s case, wherein they both received a blessing from three gods.

“It should be alright. We’ve been doing this since forever, and I don’t think there’s ever been a problem.” [Rurutia]

“This is a bit of a sad topic, but were there ever cases where people fight after getting married and then divorce? Given how marriage is established here, it’s basically a religious problem, so wouldn’t that lead to excommunication or something?” [Ryouma]

“Ahh, there’s no need to worry about something like that. Divorce here is permitted just like marriage. You know how it goes: ‘Repent’.” [Rurutia]

“It’s sad, but if it doesn’t work out, then it can’t be helped. The people will just go ‘Repent where thou hast erred and make not the same mistake again. Do this and it shall not be treated as a betrayal to the gods.’ Although there are also times when we intervene and the couple are able to work out an amicable solution…” [Gayn]

“But then for noble families, a divorce would end up slinging mud onto the faces of many people, so a lot of times, people in their situation opt to live separately instead. But I think as far as normal families go, the people here aren’t really that much different compared to those from Earth.” [Kufo]

“Is that so?” [Ryouma]

Well, if that’s the case, then I guess there’s no need to worry and I can congratulate Hyuzu-san and Rurunez-san from the bottom of my heart.

“In that case, let’s toast one more time!” [Kufo]

“Alright! Let’s add another barrel of liquor!” [Tekun]

“Yay!” [Rurutia]

“Lets party! Ok!” [Gayn]

“You guys are way too excited! And what’s with you, Gayn? You’re acting like some pretty boy from Earth? …There’s also all those Japanese terms you’ve been using since awhile ago, like doujinshi and bots. Aren’t you being too influenced by Japanese culture?” [Ryouma]

“You think? I don’t really know about that myself too much, but whenever I see Tohmochin, words like doujinshi and bot just naturally pop up.” [Gayn]

Tomo-what? Who in the world is that?

“What did you say!? You’re a former Earthling and a former Japanese, and yet you’re telling me that you don’t know who Tomochin is!? Tomochin is Sukiya Tomoko-chan, the idol at the peak of her career! Normally, she’s just a normal, plain, quiet child, but she loves manga and drawings. She lives with her idol friends, who shares her hobbies, and draws doujinshis. But just recently, she became an adult and joined a company, whose policies made her draw refined adult women characters. Because of her graduating from drawing doujinshi and manga, her hobbies have essentially been completely banned. And although the total number of her fans have increased, the fans that supported her when she was a nobody have dwindled, causing her much heartache. She’s a stressed out twenty-year old girl!” [Gayn]

“I-I don’t know her…” [Ryouma]

Gayn gave a speech full of passion and zeal, but in the end, the only thing I was able to find out was that this so-called Tomochin was apparently someone from a super famous idol group that was from back when I was still alive. Still, while I know that Kufo once mentioned that Gayn had taken a liking to Japan’s idol culture, I didn’t think it had gotten this bad.

“Unbelievable. How could a former Japanese like you not know her…” [Gayn]

“I can’t believe you’re even getting depressed about this stuff. If it were my subordinate, Tabuchi, then he might’ve known about her. He’s an otaku with a really wide coverage, so… As for me, I just wasn’t interested in the entertainment industry altogether. It’s only a given that I know nill about idols. In fact, I wasn’t really all that interested in other people either…” [Ryouma]

“Well, you sure are frank about how lonely you were.” [Tekun]

Tekun said, astounded.

It’s true, though.

After all, if that hadn’t been the case, then I wouldn’t have isolated myself in the forest for three years.

And at the very least, there’s no denying that I have a much better social disposition here now than I had back on Earth.

What’s more is that I’m actually enjoying myself now. Huh. Now that I think about it, It seems I have changed without knowing it.

“I’ve gotten to know more people and my sphere of influence has steadily increased. …I even managed to go beyond human boundaries and make friends with gods. What’s more is that it hasn’t even been a year since I left the forest. When I compare the time I spent after leaving the forest to the three years I spent cooped up in it, although it’s such a short time in comparison, somehow it feels like it’s so much longer.” [Ryouma]

If my life were a web novel, I’m sure the people would be complaining about how slow the pace is.

But I believe that that’s a testament to how deep my relationship is now with the people in my sphere of influence.

“Oho? Then humor me this. Since you’ve gotten to know a lot more people now, isn’t it about time for a girl to have caught your interest?” [Gayn]

“Oh my! Now that you mention it, it really should be about time!” [Rurutia]

“No, no. Hang on. It’s still a bit too early for that.” [Ryouma]

And just like that, the conversation turned an unexpected corner…

It was in that way that I made merry with the gods and lavishly celebrated Hyuzu-san and Rurunez-san’s wedding until it was time for me to leave.






31 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 183: After Story I – The Situation of the Gods (3/3)”

  1. Remandred Avatar

    “If my life were a web novel, I’m sure the people would be complaining about how slow the pace is.”

    Ah, meta jokes. Gotta love them lol. Thanks for the chapter!

    1. caudyr Avatar

      LOL yup. I’m sure this was put into the remake because there were probably people complaining about the slow pace. XD

      Thanks for another chapter (part), Jiggly~

      1. Diana Kurosawa Avatar
        Diana Kurosawa

        Well, it became slower than the original tho~

  2. Awawawa Avatar


    Anyone hyped for the light novel?

    1. pokeperson1000 Avatar

      I’m scared by the light novel. If Jigglypuff got a cease and desist, I don’t know what I would do…

  3. Anonymous Avatar

    Why is the pace of this web novel so slow

    Lol, love the comic and thanks for the chaptrc

  4. Philip Avatar

    Yey, glad to see this translation back in action! And what a great finish to this chapter.
    Thanks for the chapter! God bless you!

  5. hb98rml Avatar

    Thanks for your hard work 🍪

  6. mailnanamail Avatar

    The LN has been licensed by J-Novel Club last week:

    What are your plans going forward? Are you going to drop the WN and chose another one? Are you going to keep translating until they catch up/surpass the fan TL?

    1. Quentin Leverrier Avatar
      Quentin Leverrier

      What in the actual puck? Some jackasses went and got the license? God damn it… I really hate that…

  7. Harknail Avatar

    Seems like Ryouma and the Duke’s daughter would be good for each other. Though he’s just a commoner, he fits with the Duke’s family values.

    1. joe Avatar

      It would be a good ship.

    2. LordofLuck Avatar

      Not a fan just haven’t felt any romantic chemistry between them and the mental age difference just doesn’t work for me would prefer him and a goddess ending up together.

    3. lecora alzuras Avatar
      lecora alzuras

      I can see it easily happening. Remember that the dukes family are decedents from Shiho (I think she was), who was an otherworlder and commoner.

      Shiho was able to make it up in status to be able to marry a noble through her familiars help so I can see the same happening with Ryouma (granted with his abilities and technology, probably won’t need as much help?).

  8. sfcipher Avatar

    Thank you for the treat.

  9. Mikan Avatar

    [If my life were a web novel, I’m sure the people would be complaining about how slow the pace is.]

    author fighting back? courting death…

    1. spare Avatar

      The authors name doesn’t have Thrice Reckless or Song in it right?

  10. TerroRitz Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!!😉
    Funny that we’re all united in that wn comment🤣

  11. JeKeBe Avatar

    Author throwing some shade, gotta love it. These asides with the gods post-wedding chapters have been quite entertaining so I won’t complain.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  12. Sora Avatar

    Thnx for the chapter!

  13. Jack L Avatar
    Jack L

    Authors not so subtle joke included haha. Thanks for the chapter

  14. twinnnn100 Avatar

    thanks for the chapter

  15. Belkar Avatar

    Thank you!

  16. FoxWasser Avatar

    i used to say this is slow but seriously comparing to the other novel of a child wanting aslow life. this one goes at speed of light. – that other novel i mention. 3 first novel chapters 1 to 6 years old << . then 3 to 270 chapter 7 years old. 271 to current chapter 418 < 8 years old.. <<THATS SLOW LIFE there are even 3 or 5 chapters of mc just to think his breakfast. then 2 chapter to think for his dinner then 6 chapters to actually eat that breakfast and dinner… i read the novel thinking MC would change but never, thatswhy i dropped it-
    this is the name of the one i say. i do not recomend it XD

    Tensei Sh i te Inaka de Slowlife wo Okuritai

  17. kariageweb Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  18. Godric Kharg Avatar
    Godric Kharg

    Nice potshot at the reader-Kuns, author-sensei… lol

  19. redwing 48 Avatar
    redwing 48

    I really hope you continue to translate this novel. It’s one of the highlights of my week.

  20. darkLoki Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter, the author making one comeback against the readers because the previous version

  21. pokeperson1000 Avatar

    I personally love the laidback slow pace of this novel, it makes me smile.

  22. DaiCho Avatar

    Wow. lol.

  23. Mr. Sandmann Avatar
    Mr. Sandmann

    Pretty sure it was ambiguously implied a part of their meeting was the two’s blessings from Rurutia the goddess of love trying to throw them together because they were a good match. So it’ll probably happen just take a few years before the Dukes/Ryouma himself get enough achievements under his belt to let it happen….and a number of years before his mental state catches up to the point where he’s interested in girls again.

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