This Hero is invincible but too cautious – Volume 4 – Chapter 165 Part 1

Chapter 165: Research and Training (1)

「Let’s leave him here for the time being. 」

Seiya returned to his usual calm demeanor, and decided to leave Enzo behind.


What did Seiya think and feel about the Twisted Exfolia and the existence of Princess Tiana? I wanted to ask him that, but Enzo looked up in the air with his tempestuous-looking eyes and shouted aloud.

「Urgh, urgh! Argh, argh! 」

「Something serious is going on with Enzo, can’t you see!? 」

「It’s okay. He will recover after a while…Maybe. 」

「Maybe, you say! That’s not very reassuring! 」

「By…By the way, Seiya. Are you going to return this old man to his world? 」

「I wanted to do that, but it’s dangerous for us to go to the Twisted Exfolia. At least, for now. I have to stay in the Underworld until my research and training are complete.」

I…I knew it. Training was all he thought about. What kind of training…Wait a second, huh?

「Hey, Seiya. Did you just say “research”? About what? 」

「My research concerns a modern weapon that didn’t exist in the original world up until now…I have to know all about small arms.*」

After saying those words, Seiya took out a shining black gun from his pocket. Ah, that gun was certainly the…

「This is the first gun used by that transformed-looking guy. And…」

Seiya also took out a dull-colored rifle.

「Enzo carried this rifle. In other words, even ordinary people like Enzo can easily obtain guns in that world. This is a worrying situation.」

「But those bullets could not penetrate your Berserker skin, am I right?」

「I’m not always in the Crazy Warrior state. The bullets can inflict me considerable damage if I am in my normal state. And of course, we should consider the existence of more powerful guns than the ones we’ve seen so far. It is not hard to imagine that there are bullets made with the power of the Chain Destruction. There’s a high probability that they have modern weapons capable of destroying both my soul and the gods’ souls.」

Celseus and I trembled upon hearing Seiya’s speculation.

「That…That means that both Lista and I will surely die if we get shot…! I don’t want to return to that word…! I’m scared…!」

「No…No, but Celseus! We don’t know if they have such a weapon yet!」

Even though I responded with a forced smile, I felt that Seiya’s assumption could be correct. The power of the Chain Destruction also existed in the original Exfolia and the Twisted Geabrande. Since the original world had the Chain Destruction, it felt rather obvious that the Twisted Exfolia would have that power as well, much more now since it has increased the difficulty rank…Moreover, the guns in the Twisted Exfolia seemed to fire “air” instead of normal bullets! Did that mean that the Chain Destruction could be mixed with air as well? What was going on! C’mon!

「That’s why I am going to disassemble and study these guns from now on. Celseus. Bring Enzo with you and lock him up in the storage room of Uno’s house.」

「Un…Understood. 」

Seiya created earth snakes and gave them to Celseus as per his instructions. Celseus felt a little reluctant to accept those creepy snakes, but he managed to restrain Enzo with them before he returned to his sanity. Those snakes also acted as guards.

「Lista. You will wait in your room until I give further instructions.」

「O…Okay. 」

…After parting ways with Seiya and Celseus, I greeted Uno and Due, and then I returned to my room on the second floor and laid down on the bed.

…Seiya was planning to do his regular training plus some research on guns, huh. I wondered if we would stay here longer than usual.

After that, I didn’t do anything special. So I thought about the Twisted Exfolia where Princess Tiana, my previous self as a human, existed. But like the Twisted Geabrande, I felt that the Twisted Exfolia would be far beyond my imagination. The twisted worlds were clearly different from original worlds. Moreover, I didn’t even remember when I was Princess Tiana in the first place.

…It won’t do me any good if I kept thinking about such things.

I stopped thinking too much. However, I felt a vague anxiety about the world in which I lived in my previous life.

Third day. Noon.

I was frustrated while cooking Seiya’s, Celseus, and Enzo’s meals with Uno.

…No way!! It has been three days already!! Seiya said to wait “until I give further instructions”!! But, in the end, nothing had happened!! Was that his lip service**!?

For the past three days, Seiya remained confined to his room. Even if I brought him his meal, he would just reply quickly through the door by saying, “I’ll eat it later. Leave it there”.

Still, after making lunch with Uno today, I knocked on the door of Seiya’s room. After a while, I heard a loud voice saying, “You can come in”. I finally opened the door of Seiya’s room.

「Why are you inside of your room all the time…Eh, whoahhhh!!」

I was surprised when I went inside. Guns were scattered all over the room, floor and even on the desk!

「Ho…How did you get so many guns!? Seiya, don’t tell me that you can make guns!?」

「I don’t have that kind of knowledge. However, I dismantled the original guns and examined the materials that made them up. After that, I managed to find a suitable substance in the Underworld, which resembled the original guns’ substance…」

「Ah, and did you use, perhaps, your synthesis? 」

「That’s right. This way, I can manufacture these weapons without any knowledge of guns. Well, since I used synthesis, the guns I made transformed into slightly different guns from the original guns. However, these changes can be an advantage in the future depending on the way you think about it.」

Then Seiya showed off his long-barreled gun. The guns held by Enzo and his fellow mate was probably changed by the synthesis skill. Nearly ten guns of a similar shape were placed beside Seiya.

「A rifle…Is that it? 」

「Yeah. For the time being, I was able to synthesize it to resemble a proper rifle. But I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t know its accuracy level.」

I did not know much about guns. But, even if I didn’t know the names in detail, I saw dozens of different types of guns around Seiya, from hunting guns to small ones to put in pockets.

「It looks like you have gun mania…! 」

「I am not collecting them. I want to use them in actual battles. 」

Seiya picked up a handgun and headed to his desk. Then, with the other hand, he picked up the bullets that were lined up on the desk. He murmured as if he were alone.

「When the firing hammer activates, the gun magazine rotates, and when you pull the trigger, the lever hits the bullet in the cylinder, ignites the gunpowder and fires. The mechanism is almost the same as the gun structures found in my world. However, the structure of the bullet is different…Lista. Look at this bullet with your Appraisal skills.」

As Seiya told me to do, I activated the Appraisal skills. A voice echoed in my head.

『Magic Bullet…The bullet has a small cavity inside, allowing the injection of magical power inside the structure. This mechanism activates that magical power when it is launched or when it hits a target. By the way, this magic bullet has a magical power with fire attributes. The moment it touches the target’s body, the fire magic will explode. It is several times more powerful than a normal bullet.』

「Eh, a magic bullet. It feels like a fusion of science and magic. 」

「I tried to synthesize the original magic bullet based on the bullet that was in the cylinder of Enzo’s gun.」

Seiya opened the drawer from his desk while explaining his synthesis. There were hundreds of bullets inside!

「Are…Are all of them magic bullets!? 」

「As a result of various trials, I have succeeded in making various types of magic bullets. I made magic bullets with increased firepower, others with ice attributes, and…」

Seiya explained the countless properties of the bullets he made while loading a gun. I was extremely impressed while listening half of the story.

Whoa! Seiya! So he did make bullets and guns with his synthesis skill! This research will definitely prove to be an effective weapon for the saving quest of the Twisted Exfolia!

Then Seiya approached me suddenly.

「Lista. Take a closer look inside the cylinder of this gun. 」

「Ye…Yes. 」

「After loading the magic bullet, it will… 」

…Ehh! Wait, his face got too close to my face!?

I felt strange when I saw Seiya holding a gun while explaining the process quite enthusiastically.

…Seiya was truly hard-boiled***…! Yet, my chest hurt! Seiya, who was someone that usually held a sword, always looked quite handsome! But, this look was entirely fresh…!

Seiya repeated this process once again. Just like the first time when he made the Platinum Sword with synthesis. He loaded the gun with the magic bullets one by one quite carefully while shoving it to my face like a little boy with a new toy. However, my attention was glued to his profile rather than the gun itself.

Ah, ah…We are the only ones in this room right now!! I was getting too excited somehow…Eh, woahhhhhhhhh!?

I felt a cold iron in my forehead! Before I knew it, Seiya pointed a gun between my eyebrows!

「Hey you, why are you doing that to me!?」

「I felt sudden chills while standing next to you. So I wanted to warn you in advance.」

「Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!? Don’t be silly!! Why would I try to attack you, Seiya!? Anyway, don’t point a gun at a goddess’ head!!」

「Hmm…Did I think too much, huh?」

「Absolutely!! There’s no need to be that cautious around me!!」

I was trembling so much inside while pretending to be sharp-witted.

Ohhhhhh!! That was dangerous!! He clearly saw through my carnal desires!! He almost blew my brain off with that gun!!

「…Either way, let’s go now. 」

「Wha…What? 」

Seiya looked at me with a dismayed face. I was confused because I couldn’t understand the flow of the story.

「Did you not listen to anything I said? I told you I am going to practice with this gun.」

「I…I’m sorry. I had something in my mind. Ah, ah, ah… 」

Apparently, Seiya was talking about practicing with his newly created gun while I was controlled by my carnal desires. After he sighed deeply, Seiya put his gun and bullet in his luggage bag and left the room.

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*Portable firearms, especially rifles, pistols, and light machine guns.

**Lip service is to just say something but not actually do it. To pretend that you believe a certain thing but not practice that belief.

***You use hard-boiled to describe someone who is tough and does not show much emotion.


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74 replies

    • Hii tomo translations,thks for the effort,i really enjoy reading the light novel all thanks to you guys….but reluctantly i stop here since i could not find any more chapterss..i wanna ask a question. When will new chapters come out its already 2022 but am still waiting…would really appreciate it if new chapter come out soon..

      • We’re still waiting as well, dear reader. The author did say that she plans to finish the novel. So all we can do for now is wait until this hiatus is over. Sorry about that, truly 🙁

  1. I like how the author manages to mix up the settings of these worlds. Now we get a Medieval Fantasy World mixed with Sci-Fi Magic Guns. This is going to be good.

    Also, Lista you need to go to Horny Jail. *BONK*

  2. when will the new chapter come out? I have been waiting for two weeks ;-;

    Really looking forward to it

    • Dear reader. We have reached the raws of This Hero. We are waiting patiently for new chapters, but it seems the author is busy with a different series. Now all we have to do is wait for the author to release a new raw chapter for us to translate. We’re sorry about this, but there is no other option.

      • So you mean this is as far as this series has gotten, right?

        Also one more question, the volume number on the raw is different then the volume number you guys have assigned, right? Because I read something about this series have volumes update 7 or 8.

        I will be very great full if you could answer these two questions.

        Thank you so much for the quickly reply earlier and thank you for translating this series 😀

      • No problem dear reader 😉 We are here to help too. Yes, the last chapter being released was 171, which is up on our patreon page. The free releases are up to 165 part 1. Both the releases from patreon and from the website are released at the same time, which means that once the new chapter is up, we will publish chapter 172 part 1 on patreon and 165 part 2 on the website.

        Yes, many people ask us about the number of volumes. It is quite confusing and we have explained a couple of times already. Actually, the number of volumes in the webnovel is different from the number of volumes in the light novel. Vol.1 of the webnovel is vol.1&2 of the light novel (Geabrande Arc). Vol.2 of the webnovel is vol.3,4&5 of the light novel (Exfolia Arc). Vol.3 of the webnovel is vol.6&7 of the light novel (Twisted Geabrande Arc). I think the volumes on the light novels have a limit of publication per book/page, that’s why they have to release an arc of the story in two or more volumes, while in the webnovel we get a volume per arc.

        If you have another question, please feel free to ask 😉

        Now all we have to do is wait for new chapters. The author said on twitter that she is focusing on a different series right now. But, once she is free, she will return to continue with Hero 🙂

  3. thank you so much for this reply. So we are following the volume numbering according to the webnovel volume numbers, right? All available web novel material has been translated (up to chapter 171) and now its up to the author, right?

    Really hope she continues this as soon as possible 🙂

    Thank you again

    • Yes that’s right dear reader 😉 We do the same system of the webnovel volumes, where each volumes is a full arc (while in the lightnovels each arc is divided by different volumes, they don’t follow the same system of the webnovel because they can’t publish a large amount of chapters at the same time). Sorry for this confusion. 🙂

    • Yes dear reader. We are waiting for the author to publish chapter 172. But the author is busy at the moment since she is working on a different series. But she said that she intends to finish This Hero, so let’s hope she won’t take that long to return.

  4. Hello, first let me thank you guys to translate this series!
    Secondly id like to ask when will the 165 part 2 get a “public” release?

    • Dear reader. Once the author releases chapter 172 for us to translate. We release the releases on our blog and the releases on patreon at the same time, which means we cannot publish 165 part 2 without the next release of This Hero on patreon. I hope you understand dear reader. If you have other questions, please feel free to ask 😉

  5. looks like Seiya had to learn some Gunslinger Style hmm? Looks like everyone in the Twisted Exfolia is CUHRAYZEEE

  6. Based on what I have read, I have 4 candidates on who I think will be the final boss of this arc…

    – Tiana – Remember, she is still alive and well in this world and she might be evil and twisted…

    – Kiriko – She might be alive in this world although I don’t remember if it is said directly here…

    – Ultimaeus – The demon lord of Exfolia, there is still a chance that he is alive right?

    – Cautious Seiya – Remember when Merseys created a whole town with Reckless Seiya in it? It is possible that she created a Cautious Seiya in this world…

    • Great analysis dear reader 😉 We are truly sorry for the delay. We are waiting patiently for new raw chapters of Cautious Hero from the author. Let’s hope she returns soon. 🙂

      • Thunder Beast Artema. Powered Artema. Cursed Artema. Life and Death Artema.

        I just realized that this is a reference to the Four Emperors of Exfolia…

        Thunder Beast Artema – Grand Lion
        Powered Artema – Oxelio
        Cursed Artema – Ceremonic
        Life and Death Artema – Silshete

  7. I have been wanting to ask this for a while now but where do you get the WN Raws? I can’t seem to find any raws on the internet.

      • Hello dear reader. We are still waiting for the author to publish a new raw chapter. Let’s hope it won’t take too long 😉

  8. Is there any news about when the author is gonna release a new chapter? I hope this series isn’t left just like this or goes on a long hiatus like many others

    • That’s our fear too. We are still waiting. We are not going to drop it unless the author drops it. The author explained on Twitter that she’ll return after the production of the anime (Full Dive) is complete. The anime began airing and still nothing. It makes me wonder if the author is waiting for the anime to finish completely. We will announce on Twitter when a new raw chapter is published by the author and the release date on the blog 😉

  9. Is there any news about when the author is gonna release new chapters? I hope didn’t drop this series.

    • No news as of now. The author did say that she intends to finish Cautious Hero. So let’s hope this hiatus won’t be long. As long as we keep translating web novels, we will not drop Cautious Hero.

  10. I’ve been 6 months since we last got to read this. I sure miss coming here every few days for the latest chapters. Hopefully the author will get back to work soon.

    • We are waiting patiently for the author too, my dear reader. Once the author publishes a new chapter, we will translate it immediately! Please don’t lose hope!

  11. Now that the anime Full Dive is finished, I hope that the author will not take more than a couple of weeks to release a new chapter because I really wanna see the final boss of Ixphoria Arc

    As for the Full Dive anime, it is somewhat good for me, not as good as Cautious Hero anime but still good nonetheless.

    • We are hoping too. Let’s hope the author won’t take long to return from the hiatus. Cautious Hero is a beloved series and one that I enjoy translating.

  12. Don’t mind me, just leaving this here for my future references and predictions.

    Ryuguuin Seiya

    State – Crazy Warrior (Phase 2.8)

    Level – 99 (MAX)

    HP – 1,223,448

    MP – 88,155

    Attack – 1,114,966

    Defense – 1,093,047

    Agility – 1,021,725

    Magic – 58,751

    Potential – 999 (MAX)

    Resistance – Fire, Water, Wind, Lightning, Ice, Earth, Dark, Poison, Paralysis, Instant Death, Sleep, Status Ailments

    Special Skills – Fire Magic (Lv MAX), Explosion Magic (Lv MAX), Earth Magic (Lv MAX), Wind Magic (Lv MAX), Lightning Magic (Lv MAX), Ice Magic (Lv MAX), Dark Magic (Lv MAX), Holy Magic (Lv MAX), Spirit Magic (Lv MAX), Anti-Time Magic (Lv MAX), Magic Sword (Lv MAX), Magic Bow (Lv MAX), Magic Spear (Lv MAX), Magic Gun (Lv MAX), Synthesis (Lv MAX), Dual Wield (Lv MAX), EXP Boost (Lv MAX), Scan (Lv MAX), Appraise (Lv MAX), Oscillatory Wave (Lv MAX), Fake Out (Lv MAX), Flight (Lv MAX), Jolly Piper (Lv MAX), Shapeshifting (Lv MAX), Divination (Lv MAX), Class Changing (Lv MAX), Conversion (Lv MAX), Invisibility (Lv MAX), Mimicry (Lv MAX)

    Skills – Atomic Split Slash, Hell’s Fire, Maximum Inferno, Automatic Phoenix, Automatic Phoenix Infinity, Phoenix Drive, Phoenix Thrust, Phoenix Spear, Wind Blade, Double Wind Blade, Synthesis, Meteor Strike, Dimension Blade, Eternal Sword, Eternal Sword EX, Double Eternal Sword, Double Eternal Sword EX, Shining Arrow, Three Shot Shining Arrow, Five Shot Shining Arrow, Seven Shot Shining Arrow, Transform Automatic Garuda, Valkryja, Appraise, Earth Serpent, Cave Along, Clear Ceiling, Ground Penetration, Earth Golem, Great Iron Wall, Repair Iron Wall, Clear Wall, Iron Dome, Bomb Boulder, Endless Fall, Transform Automatic Naga, Slithering Mine, Resilient Lungs, Burst Air, Sustained Fluting, Modest Flute, Art of Change, Transform Target, Hexagram Ritual of Retribution, Crimson Boom, Double Crimson Boom, Drain Charge Attack, Class Change, Instant Change, Ghost Bites, Ghostbuster Overdrive, Divination, Wind Shield, Thunder Strike, Anti Clock Field, Converse, Fenrir Shot, Fenrir Beat, Invisibility, Mimicry, Dark Hand, Infect Lover, Cage of Purge, Lasting Ray

    • Wow dear reader, that’s awesome! Yes, no problem 😉 We’re still waiting for a new chapter, let’s hope it won’t take too long to be updated. It’s been a while since our last translation, we are missing Cautious Hero a lot.

  13. Should I expect this series to cancel? It’s been pretty long time, especially for a teen. You guys said that the author is focusing on their other work, but beside that I have no further information, on what are they working on and if they have any intention of continuing this series, I know that 8 months is surely going to make it very hard for them to get back to it like nothing changed, but the more time passes, the less likely it is that they will continue this series. 8 months is a long time, I mean I have waited 6 months for my favorite series, tower of god to continue, and it seems the author is back to making content after healing from their injury.

    • Hello dear reader. I understand what you’re feeling right now. We feel the same. Actually, when the author announced the hiatus, she said that she would return after finishing her current projects (she even said on twitter that she would definitely finish the novel). I doubt she will be in hiatus forever since Cautious Hero is her most famous novel (it even got an anime and manga). As for us, we are just simply waiting for her. There’s nothing else we can do but wait. We’re sorry 🙁 but better late than never, right?

  14. The Light Novel Volume 7 Afterword said that the author is working on the twisted ixphoria arc so my guess is she is indeed working on it but haven’t posted it yet because she’s prolly double checking some stuff. I hope this is what’s happening.

    • There’s no new raw chapters at the moment since the author is on hiatus. But we are planning to publish some of the released ones on patreon. Just wait a little bit longer 😉

  15. I came here from the anime and starts from Exfolia arc. Now that I saw that the last time this was updated is one year ago I became devastated :””’)

    • Yes, the author is on hiatus, so we can’t translate more chapters because there are none. We do have some in our patreon after the one on this blog, though. All we have to do is wait 🙁

  16. Just finished re-reading the whole thing for the 5th time !!! Every time I hype myself that the end there will be a chap165 part II , and have been disappointed every time . It’s been a year when I read it for the first time , hope the author releases New chapters soon , iM wAiTiNg PATIENTLY!!!

      • Thank you very much for an quick answer 😉 ! What are the payments for those released chapters on your patreon in this situation? Probably there are not much left but i would really like to read them regardles of the authors due to finish the story. As i see on your website there are some options for the future chapters,bonuses etc but let’s face it.They won’t come this year or maybe probably never so what money would saitsfy you so we as big Fans of Seya can read the rest of translated pages on your patreon side?

      • Hi dear reader. The author of Cautious Hero said that she’ll be on a hiatus, but intends to finish the novel one day. Therefore, there’s hope. Moreover, Cautious Hero has an ongoing manga. If the manga reaches Twisted Exfolia, she’ll have to continue or else she’ll have to pay a compensation fee to the publisher. Let’s wait and see. She will return for sure.

  17. Hello,yes the manga is ongoing but it wont reach twisted Exfolia this year or probably next year as well because it’s as far i remember weekly released so like i wrote before,it will take years – 2,3 probably in my opinion. So anyway,as i asked earlier what would be the price on your patreon for the remaining chapters that are left? The full package with all the bonuses for something that is not going forward soon is to expensive. Could please write the answer?

    • Hello dear reader. For 30$ you can have access to all the chapters available. We will not change prices at the moment. Thank you for your understanding.

  18. Barely been a month since I caught up and I still miss reading this amazing light novel. Can’t wait for the author to come back. Also when the light novel ends will all chapters be free or will there be a few chapters only available on Patreon?

  19. Hi Tomo Translation! It’s 2023 now are they any updates by the author about when she’ll be working on this series again? Or did she cancel the series?Also do you have any idea if we’ll see a Cautious hero S2 anime?

  20. Hi Tomo Translation! Are there any updates related to this series? When will the author come back from hiatus or when will she finish this? Also do you have any idea about if there will be a Cautious hero S2 anime?

    Regards ,

  21. Hello Tomo ! Idk if my comments are going or not. There’s seems to be a glitch…or maybe I’m dumb but do you have any updates about this series? When will the author finish this or did she leave this … Anyways

  22. Hi Tomo Translation ! I finished this series quite a while ago (more than 2 years ago) , so I’m wondering did the author updates is about when she’ll come back from hiatus and finish this? Also by chances do you have any idea about Cautious hero S2 anime?


    • Hi dear reader. Still no updates. As far as I know, the series are not cancelled by the author. But I will make a search to see what I can find.

  23. Well, I just got news, The author haven’t updated this series due to her other works getting more publishing offers. HOWEVER, she did want to finish it when the author in better off financially meaning it might take a while but we will get a finished story.

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