Kenkyo Kenjitsu

I Will Live with Humility and Dependability as My Motto

by Hiyoko no Keeki(ひよこのケーキ)
(Baby Chick Cake)
Translations: Estelion
Proofreading: Readers

「謙虚堅実!」46242650_p0
‘Kenkyo Kenjitsu!’ by Shimako (illust_id=46242650)

It was something that happened while I was waiting for the day of the primary school entrance exam. I realised that I had become one of the characters of a shoujo manga that I loved reading in my old life, 『you are my dolce』.
The role I was assigned was a character who bullied the commoner protagonist and tried to get in the way of her love with a rich boy nicknamed Emperor; a typical villainess ojousama, Kisshouin Reika.
At the end of the story, Reika suffered the Emperor’s retribution and even her family fell into ruin. With the villain gone, the protagonist and the Emperor overcame their trials and became a couple. And they lived happily ever after.
Wait, that’s terrible for meee! The manga ended with just that, but I have to continue living my life after my family is ruined!
I’m fine with the protagonist having fun with her romance or love or whatever. I’ll erase my presence so that I don’t anger the Emperor.
Eh-? The story isn’t progressing well because there’s no villain, you say? But I’m busy saving up money and studying so that I can live well after the collapse.
I want to avoid getting involved with the Emperor as much as possible so that I don’t end up ruined. If you two are a destined couple, then please just get together even without facing those trials.
In my previous life, I was a complete commoner. Right now I’m an ojousama from a rich family. I can’t forget the taste of junk food, so I’ll sneakily slip out of my house to buy potato chips.

Primary School
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Middle School
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High School – First Year

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Incidentally, this is my favourite fanart:

”Reika and Her Happy Friends” by Kuratomo38801676_p4_master1200Ririna, Kikuno, Reika, Sakurako, Serika

209 thoughts on “Kenkyo Kenjitsu”

      1. When will chapter 61 – 72 and chapter 78 update? Because i love this story so much and don’t know when will it be updated. Thank you so much for translating

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      2. It’s because of Chapter 77, people read all the way up to 77, and because that was released ages ago, people think you dropped it

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      3. they only ask this because they just found out about the series and they read 75 chapter in 2 or 3 day and they realise they need to slow down …. so they ask to make sure everythings okay … so don’t take it to the heart

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      1. An english speaker would have difficulty to spell this word, in french pivoine can be pronounce ‘pi-voua-ne’ where ou is pronounced like in ‘would’ and the a like in ‘what’ ^^

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  1. Would it be possible to add a small spoiler telling us who Reika’s friends are? And when she meets them?

    Ririna is kinda memorable, but I have no idea who Sakursko is and had problems placing her other two friends. I assume Sakursko appeaes later on?

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    1. There’s the Class Rep group, which includes his crush, another dude, and one other girl.

      Then there are the girls in the fanart on the Table of Contents page.

      There’s also the ‘rougher, normal kids’ group from her high school cram school. They aren’t scared of her, and tease her rather. Your typical, slightly punky high school kids.

      Finally, there’s Wakaba-chan. So in the end, it could be said that she makes a lot of friends. (:

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  2. I love the new Wallpaper~!
    Reika chan look so pretty so why!? Why won’t anyone confess to the girl~!?
    If I were a boy I would definitely date you Reika chan~!!

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      1. Really? I’m so sorry, then. I thought they were translated by someone else when I saw chapter 73-77. Anyway, you have my utmost gratitude for translating this. Thank you so much.

        Also, sorry for my english. It’s not my native language.

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        1. That last sentence…
          If it were a manga one would see this gentle smiley talking. “Hello, I am Anonymous.” “This is my excuse for something trivial.” “I am trying to be politcally correct.” “Gokigen’ YOH” then comes the last pic in which you see smiley stickman choking another to death.

          PS: the next page you would have a double page pic of the funeral with the dead stickmans spirit looking down saying “Worth it” and the smiley stickman mumbling ‘Damn right it was!’

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  3. I really like this novel, although i think that these children in primary school are too mature for their ages. But nonthesless i enjoy it, i really like her brother’ point of view xD
    Can’t wait for the next chapter in middle school, thank you for your work!

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  4. Thank you so so so so much for this. Can’t wait for the next chapters. I honestly don’t mind even if you just continue from chapter 77 onwards. Even though I know that I would somehow miss out on some crucial moments in the story if that happens, I still love it. More power to the translator, you truly are a blessing to non-japanese speaking fans.

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  5. I really love this web series and I’ve been wondering for a while but…is this series gonna be dropped? :0 it seems only Tilea’s worries is the only thing you update nowadays… I don’t mind waiting but if its gonna be dropped it would be nice if there was a warning. xD

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      1. Lol yea when I looked back it was actually not that far since your last update 8D guess I’m getting withdrawal simptons without Reikain my life!!! Sorry for rushing you!!! And thanks for the update about ur translations xD

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  6. withdrawalllllssss!!!!! It’s been a week, are you dropping it? huh? are you? *poke-poke* :P

    PS: thank you for all the hard work!

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  7. I’m really enjoying this story, thanks a bunch for translating this stuff. I find your translation efforts to be a breath of fresh air that I don’t have to read the same passage several times to figure out what’s going on. I really appreciate the effort you clearly put into your translations and editing.

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              1. That’s wonderful. Thank you. Reika is so cute.. her story is really interesting to read:) also thank you for translating the last side story from Evil God Average, anri is one of my favourite character till now…

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  8. Thank u so much for the translation!!
    I love this LN very much!
    A little spoiler pls. I just want to know that she does end up with someone, right? I want her to be happy so she will be happy at the end, right?
    Thank u so much~~

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      1. You are right. Right now she is happy. I hope she can avoid the bad ending.
        Thank you very much. Fighting~ Fighting~ I am looking forward to your update every moment^^ Take care your health too

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  9. I’m sorry, but are you dropping this? since it’s been close to a month since you last updated. Just wondering ;)

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      1. Really? I’m sorry I didn’t know that, and I hadn’t seen that post. Also, thank you for pampering us so much.😄

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  10. Thank you very much for translating this Grand Arbiter-sama 😃. Also, I really appreciate the additional effort you put in explaining the different references and japanese terms. :D I look forward to your come back! Goodluck in your various RL business. 😄

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  11. Can’t wait to read more, the final chapter was upped on May 08.
    Now that it’s finished I hope the author can novelize.

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  12. We’re almost caught up with the middle school graduation! Excited to see the slow high school life! Thanks for translating! I love the detail and humor you add with the pictures and gifs sprinkled in with the translations. It’s even relevant! Sincerely, a rabid fan!

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  13. YES! Just a few more before the High School arc! Yeay! Thank you for going this far, 5th Holy Sheeprabbit, Kilimanjaro Estelion Sharlulu Asheel Vinchance Celenalia di ef Falufiluu’Luufilaafee (The 35th)!

    I’m not gonna worship you though

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    1. “But I have to say, he observes her quite a bit too.”
      Urgh!!! I am going crazy curious from this line. I get the feeling “he” might be someone important for our reika-sama. And who is “he”? If there was a emoj which express tearing ones own hair and looking around wildly then that would be how I might look now. T~T

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  14. I just realized that this doesn’t seem to have a light novel version and that actually really upset me because I need to buy more things from CD Japan to get in on their special offer thing. Pfft, this is a random rant lol. Sorry about that.

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  15. Great Story and translation^^ loved it, so thanks to the Translator :D.
    But one Warning… dont try to read it at while ure hungry and are not suposed to eat because of some reason… it will destroy u ;.; ( worth it)

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  16. Argh! I love this story so much that I’m very close to becoming one of those ungrateful leech that begs for a chapter every minute or so… orz I should’ve learned japanese… I’m eternally grateful to your magnanimous heart, Estelion-sama, for translating this. ㅠㅠ

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  17. i love this series and Second Life a lot. Thank you Estelion-sama for your translating these series. I’m eternally grateful. you are awesome. Waiting for more chapters for both series. Thank you for working on these projects. You are the best !

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  18. Dat fanart…the yurilover in me is suddenly getting lots of ideas….how pretty, nice to know that we got fanart already.~
    Thanks for doing this title! It’s totally worth doing and reading.

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  19. Thanks for working on this project! I’ve been enjoying it a lot and read the available chapters (1-71) in one day 😆

    Btw, the fanart on reika’s girlfriends, I wander why aoi-chan wasn’t included? Just curious

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  20. Thank you so much for translating this! This definitely one of my top ten novels right now. I can’t wait for more chapters! :)

    Also, that fanart is beautiful.

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  21. Hm, wondering what was it, that took precedence over the epicness of Tilea, I read something pretty random. Almost dropped midway through, since characters were quite nauseous back there. But fluffiness seems rather unique idd.
    I also hope, that domineering Reika shall return. The only RPG element of studying is nowhere to be seen lately, and that’s sad too :( Guess, she’s not 16th anymore. Anyway, how can one be such a coward? It’s been nearly a decade, why not just tell the family and person himself, that she doesn’t like him in any way possible, and be done with it already? Desperately trying to make friends with anyone around too…even Ririko might have turned out to be the better best friend, than Sakura x_X Another thing is how MC is such an incredible goody two shoes. Why is it necessary to help out each and every one? Ahh, normal chaotic characters are sure hard to come by :(
    Looks like High school is absurdly enormous, going for over 200 chapters :o Hope, it’s closing on the end in original at least. With a magnitude like that, could have made it into High school – Uni – Career – Pension arcs.

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  22. Just want to say that the translators on this site are all beasts of the highest water. I read a lot of light novels but these are some of the most well edited i have ever read and i think the depth of the cultural explanations are extremely touching. Hope that you keep this up, im looking forward to what happens next in multiple series if there were 10 of you it wouldnt be enough so dont let it get you down when people pester you for releases (even if i want to aswell)

    Basically your awesome and ill be furiously refreshing this site in the future!

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  23. More!!! i neeed moore!!!!
    I got addicted because of yuuuu !!!
    SO WILL YU GIMMI MOOOREEEE???*^*
    just kidding tehe^^
    Anyway thanks for translating (bow)
    I read it for 3 times at least
    She is just soo cute♡♡♡♡

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  24. Um….I know you said this is still updating,but it’s been a while and I’m wondering when the next update is?thanks author-San!^^

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      1. eh? Sheeprabbit-sama, you’re still a student?
        Also, can you write your name completely in your test papers or you just abbreviate it?

        Joking aside, I wish you good luck and we’ll wait patiently until you’re fully free from RL duties.

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  25. Uwaaah~ even though i should be studying for my exams i just can’t keep away from this and just read it all in one go..
    Translator-san and Author-san, you did an amazing job; thank you..
    need updates TT^TT i’m hopeless that way

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