The Man Picked up by the Gods

Translator Note  
PDFs are available here for download:
I highly recommend reading this version over the blog versions if you're a new reader as they have better editing and format. 

Author: Roy

Synopsis
Ryouma Takebayashi, 39 years old, found himself in a strange white room. The gods tell him that he has died and they are sending his soul to a different world, a world where magic exists. 


Raws
Can be found here  

Translation Schedule
Regular chapters on Monday and Saturday. At least one extra chapter a week. See tweeter in case of delays. Also, chapters are generally posted around midnight UTC+8.

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Table of Contents

83 comments:

  1. http://mypage.syosetu.com/mypageblog/view/userid/413779/blogkey/1181053/
    just read this post from the author i cant read japanese but the google TL was unusually readable
    if i understand it correctly the revised version will only be some edits and minor changes upp until chapter 3 where there will be some bigger changes correct me if im wrong Neo or anyone else who can actually read japanese.

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    1. revised chapters started http://ncode.syosetu.com/n5824ct/ not sure how significant the changes are (only prologue so far)

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    2. http://mypage.syosetu.com/mypageblog/view/userid/413779/blogkey/1181053/
      how to read the raw? I dont understand how to navigate the website

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  2. Thanks for all your hard work, looking forward to volume 2!

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  3. Do you have any intention to do a full volume pdf or epub?

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  4. is our MC gonna spam "CLEAN LATRINE PITS" to reach the top rank of being an adventurer?? will he go out and explore the world or is the author gonna keep on talking about slimes then all the types of crafting our MC can do??

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  5. I really enjoyed this story but sometime i realy wish the author didn't make the character so much of a goody two shoes because its kind of annoying to me sometime. It sometimes make the story feel fake and unrealistic because he just way to good and nice. If the author would only make his character half as bad ass as "Chufeng" than i would be happy and enjoy the story even more.

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    1. Unfortunately that's one of the big differences in Japanese and Chinese MCs. Japanese MCs are squishy and Chinese MCs are badasses.

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    2. That's why I only read light novels or web novels where the character is a badass and not a whimp, goody two shoes, or has nothing special about him. Overlord. Shield Bro. MKnR. Rain. etc. People who are fine with killing the shit out of everyone.
      Thats also why I generally avoid anything with harem-rom-com, since they usually have the worst and most cliche'd characters with few exceptions. One that comes to mind is Arifureta, but although the main character and story is pretty great, I fking hate every single girl in his harem. Every single one. They are all irredeemable. If it weren't for the bad-ass main character I would have stopped reading it.

      Lets see... another one would be Wordmaster, but the harem is tolerable.

      Come to think of it, the only harem I was actually ever fine with was Shield Bro's harem. The characters in that were pretty great and matched well with MC's personality.

      Especially abusive rom-com-harems. They are visual gags, and never, ever translate well to written gags. It just sounds abusive and fked up in the written form. *Cough* Arifureta *Cough*. It made him sound like an abusive jerk.

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    3. Arifureta is terrible.... how can u hit a bunny girl? :-(

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    4. u should try martial god asura, the mc is ruthless yet not evil and his harem nothing to hate about the girls so far at all.

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  6. All the suit and coin in the story makes me confuse so all 12 type...
    1 copper coin = 1 suit.
    1 medium copper coin = 10 suits
    1 big copper coin = 100 suit
    1 small silver coin = 500 suits
    1 medium silver coin = 1,000 suits
    1 big silver coin = 5, 000 suits
    1 small gold coin = 10, 000 suits
    1 middle gold coin = 50, 000 suits
    1 big gold coin = 100, 000 suits
    1 small white gold coin = 500, 000 suits
    1 middle white gold = 1,000, 000 suits
    1 large white gold = 5,000,000 suits

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    1. i think your missing a zero at the end of all of them. doesnt 1 copper = 10 suit?

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    2. No, I believe the list is correct. I remember the smallest coin was 1 suit.

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    3. I checked the raws and found that the YanRu Yews's list of coin values is correct from the "small copper coin" through the "large gold coin." However, the "white gold" coins are off a little and should be as follows:

      1 small white gold coin = 1,000,000 suits
      1 medium white gold coin = 10,000,000 suits
      1 large white gold coin = 100,000,000 suits

      The copper and white gold coins are similar in that they increase by a factor of ten for each successive coins value from the previous coins value.

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  7. Looking forward to more goblin kingdom. Thanks for the trans.

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    1. Same here! Wondering when new Goblin Kingdom chapters will come out

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    2. Hi, chapters are every Friday. I updated the TOC now.

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  8. Can I have Goblin Kingdom raw please ?

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  9. and then ryouma meet rimuru tempest true mao slime

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  10. The updates used to be more than once a week right? Or is it just me? I felt like i can see updates every other day or what not.

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    1. IRL stuff: http://webnoveltranslations.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-descent-of-summer-modules-huge.html

      just check the homepage whenever it feels like something's wrong. Alternatively you could just also follow me on twitter @neotranslations as I'll be tweeting news and chapter there too.

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  11. WARNING *SPOILER*




    The Man Picked up by the Gods FINISHED at vol 5

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    1. Will be posted in 10 hours, sorry for the delay.

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    2. Thanks for the translations!

      Would it be possible to split the ToC for series?
      I generally like to follow each series through a separate ToC.

      If it's too much work, then that's okay.

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  13. Since seeing the information in two separated places annoyed me, here's the combined coin > suit conversion by YanRu Yew and Anonymous:
    1 copper coin = 1 suit.
    1 medium copper coin = 10 suits
    1 big copper coin = 100 suit
    1 small silver coin = 500 suits
    1 medium silver coin = 1,000 suits
    1 big silver coin = 5, 000 suits
    1 small gold coin = 10, 000 suits
    1 middle gold coin = 50, 000 suits
    1 big gold coin = 100, 000 suits
    1 small white gold coin = 1,000,000 suits
    1 medium white gold coin = 10,000,000 suits
    1 large white gold coin = 100,000,000 suits

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  14. Author must have a thing for Slimes. He over did it a bit

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  15. I wanna see more kind of slime...

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  16. Author enjoys taking huge cocks up the ass as evident by the direction that this novel is going. Recommend translating more interesting novels like goblin kingdom where you won't get an aneurysm from the retarded ass logic that MC uses to act like a little bitch.

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  17. Stop reading then if you don't like it Simple Solution?

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  18. This had a good premise and so much potential.....Author dropped the ball on this one

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  19. Don't see why so many people are whining. it's slow it has always been slow, and it's on hiatus but if he (Writer) does come back he can easily add new things

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    1. it's not on hiatus, the author want to rewrite the story so he remakes it but it's still 14 chapter as of now

      this is the source btw https://durandaru.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/announcement-2/#comments

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  20. Can't wait to next Chapter . . . .. :'>

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  21. Been trying to self translate the vol 3 chapter 12 its sucks.
    please uploads the next chapter, im dying over here

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  22. Is there a Harem? I need to know. I don't want to read through 3 volumes, only to find out a harem develops, then drop it because of that. I'm getting sick and tired of all these harem series out there.

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    1. yes it is harem i think......... or more like probably, like shuraba? kind of that

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    2. Fear the day a slime falls in love with him and evolves into an Alluring Slime!!!

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  23. Thanks for the translation.

    I just finished the volume 2 and was going to begin volume 3 when i read the author was editing the story.
    How big are the changes ? Minor or enough to make me reread it later ?
    Should i begin volume 3 or wait until he finished his editing ?

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    1. first 2 volumes there wont be a lot of changes from volume 3 there will be lot of changes like 7 new types of slimes etc.,

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  24. Man, every update, I realize how handy a character list is, as I cannot remember things like race and past events of all these characters.

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  25. I miss this story. I hope there`s an update soon.

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  26. Cant you plz put posts in categories? Like [TMPUBTG] [TGK] [Anouncments] [Rants and excuses] so we can Rss follow them seperately?
    THANK YOU FOR TRANSLATING!

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  27. Thank you for translating this series, just marathon'd it and I'm enjoying it very much

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  28. WOW, this story ends up not sorting the relationships; everyone goes their own way and Ryouma is just there I guess?

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  29. Do you write for a living? These translations are amazing.

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  30. Are you going to translate the revised version of this as well?

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  31. I enjoy this WN but mc's over polite behavior and always showing off thing kinda annoying me and it make me feel sick !

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    1. You may be right...but Hes already had thoughts of strangling people to death so I'm sure it will repeat itself once he gets older! Hes getting more secretive and growing more. At least he doesn't brag lol

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    2. atm i stopped reading after vol 1, i heard author making some changes in vol 3 i hope it will. What you said is true but our world common sense and law didn't apply there, even if he kill challenger it didn't consider murder there, it sometimes unbelievable he's 40+ year old. When he was at god place he said bye to his previous life but he still stuck with his previous life's principle. He wanna stay low profile but end up getting attention that time its unbelievable that he's 40+ year dude making those kids mistake. When author try to explain some things it feel like MC is showing off (if you compare this thing with Mushoku Tensei you wont feel like MC is showing off it feel natural by story flow), author here fail to explain thing by story flow. I'm not complaining because i hate this wn i actually like it and wanna read more but if mc is unbearable which you cant ignore its hard to read it i hope mc will mature like you said

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    3. Well, I don't know if you read up to that point, but he realizes himself that his mind has gotten younger. He may have the experience of 40+ yrs, but his body is that of a child and having a young body affects his mind on top of people treating him (at least a little) like a kid, causing his mind to warp back to around that age.
      Well, where we are at right now... he's a bit more mature.
      Yeah, I honestly wish I had the patience to wait for a bunch of chapters to be out so I could read them in one fell swoop. But I don't. Haha

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  32. It's out but isn't on the index, you have to go to the last chapter and hit next chapter. They are only up to vol 3 ch 33. :(

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  33. Holy shit why is volume 3 so long?!

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  34. Will there be a volume 3 epub?

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    1. Maybe. I don't make the epubs though, so you'll have to wait for eCookie.

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  35. Question!, why is there a tag of romance in this (on novel updates)? I already read vol.1, is there some in vol. 2 or 3?

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    1. There's only teasing so far, but they're plenty sweet imo.

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    2. ohhh! could you tell me at with chapter it starts?

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    3. Chapter 9. The sweeter ones are in Volume 2, near the end.

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  36. Looks like the last post was Volume 5, chapter 38 and then the author made an announcement to stop update the story.

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  37. why did they divide the novel? there is the link you put on the raw: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n5824ct/

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  38. Do you know why the author rewrite the story?

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  39. Oh my goodness 2 chapter in a row lol

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  40. So is this dead or dies anyone know something.

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    1. ya is this still going if money is needed we as people who enjoy this can fork over a dollar each he would be fine no?

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  41. Think the reason for the stop of translated chapters is becuase the author has stopped putting out RAW chapters that can be translated - or it is that he/she is rewriting the whole story.

    If you skim through some of the comments, I think that they explain why.

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  42. I thought the reason for lack of updates was his house was being renovated. there are actually 17 chapters in volume 4 that have been translated as opposed to the 10 that are shown.

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  43. Any1 knows if revised version is going to be translated?

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