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Chapter 81.3 – What do the mechanical puppets look like?

Chapter 81.3 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to two anonymous people for their donations.

What do you think the mechanical puppets look like?

According to the story, there are many different mechanical puppets. The ordinary ones that were wandering in the Death Swamp didn’t seem to smart. However, Old John is intelligent and, after Xiu fixed him up the first time, he looks exactly like a human.

The seven star mechanical puppet that Xiu was building was described by Du Ze as a walking arsenal/fortress. I think it’s probably a bit bulky and definitely huge.

As for the guardians that are under the various Sephiroths, they are named after angels so in my mind they look like big mechanical angels. White and gold, with wings. The eight star mechanical puppet that is the ultimate mechanical puppet… no idea what it looks like. I hope we get a good description of it.

Thanks for reading. As usual, please let me know if there are errors. Don’t be shy, just leave a comment to let me know if anything is wrong.


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Praise me!

Please leave a comment here if you read the latest “special” *cough* chapter.

It’s good to put the comments here since there is no sign-in needed and people can stay anonymous.

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, then you probably need to read it. Click here to find out how to get access to the special chapter. Have fun!

So how was the chapter? I, for one, was NOT expecting that at all! I thought the gnome form would be super sweet and nice but I was wrong! So, very, very wrong …

Gnome form Xiu is a dom and Du Ze is a sub.

I never saw that coming. 🍌🍌🍌


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Chapter 81.2 – Well, it’s okay for now.

Chapter 81.2 <— click on the link to read the super awesome post for today if you are a bot. For the normal stuff, scroll down to the very bottom. Thank you for your support and understanding.

A nice little illustration



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This image kinda looks like Xiu, doesn’t it? Or since it looks pretty young and a bit innocent, it could be Eric! It has that blond warrior prince thing going for it.

Human form Xiu has been described as “a blond youth with a genial smile on his face” and Heidi thought he was very good-looking but I think the elf form is probably the most beautiful one. However, we still haven’t seen Xiu’s angel form so it’s too early to discuss this.

Here is what you are looking for

This is today’s SFW version. This version is good for all ages and those who are not too fond of weird stuff. The entire, uncensored version is super spicy… perhaps too spicy for some. It contains BDSM.

Thanks for reading and please let me know if there are any errors.

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Chapter 81.1 – Everyone is excited at the return of the strongest companion!

Chapter 81.1 <– click here to read it now.

The password for the upcoming locked *cough* special chapter at is:


Save that password somewhere since I will be deleting it soon. Try checking if you can access the website now to see if it works.

Three cheers for doujinshi-san!

What sort of mischief will this evildoer stir up? Tsk, tsk! Just thinking about all of the possibilities makes me laugh.

I’m also very pleased that the gnome form is back. Do you remember this?

shotacon du ze

Du Ze is so weak to the gnome form Xiu. I love it.

In other news, I found this wonderful fanart of Lich form Xiu and Du Ze.


It’s from this artist at Pixiv.

Thank you for reading. If you find any errors in the text, please let me know by leaving a comment .

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Chapter 80.4 – Thanks for the feedback!

Chapter 80.4 <— click on the link to read.

Thanks for all the comments. I myself had no problems with Ainushi but it seems many of you had difficulties leaving comments there. They probably have more stringent comment spam controls than I do.

BC Novels doesn’t have tons of projects so my readership is smaller. Therefore, I can afford to somewhat relax the comments system a bit. That’s why there’s no need for logins here. 😉

But the big sites can be hammered with a lot of bots and spam, thus they need to have stuff like the “are you human” tests and so forth. Blame the spammers for ruining everything!

Pulling someone’s tail can be dangerous

I don’t know why, but people in novels, manga, and anime always like to pull tails or grab ears whenever they see a beastkin or shapeshifter.

I mean, even though they clearly know that it’s a person and not an animal, they still like to do it! That doesn’t make sense. Would you like it if someone randomly started grabbing your ears and behind?!

But it might be explained by the “fact” that the beastkin ears and tail are just toooooo cute!

pull tail

Image from the Chasing Star Moon manhua by QWERTY scans.

Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 80.3 – Was it good?

Chapter 80.3 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to anonymous for the donation.

Why do people not like to comment at Ainushi?

Well, I will just assume people were to busy staunching the copious flow of blood from their nosebleeds.



So how did you like it? Please leave a comment. I love those! Just comment here or on the next chapter if you can. Thanks.

lion tattoos

A nice image I found. No idea where it is from. I think it kinda looks like Gilgamesh from Fate/stay night.

It’s super gorgeous and (IMO) it really does look like Xiu’s beastkin humanoid form’s tattoos. It would be perfect if it had the ears and tail, too.

Everyday the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me

Chapter 19 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Confess to Me

Chapter 19 <— click on the link to read it. I posted this in a rush. If you spot any errors, please do leave a comment to let me know so I can fix it. Thanks to the anonymous donors.

Do you like manga?

If you do, check out my most recent scanlation, Bokura No Meikyu!

I just released chapter 3 today.

If you haven’t read it yet then you can start by reading chapter 1.

Also, if you can translate Japanese, why don’t you translate the next chapter for BC Novels? No requirements or prior experience needed and the minimum is just one chapter a month. The chapters are only four panels per page, around 15 pages per chapter. It’s not a ton of translation needed.

I hope someone will come forward and offer to translate it soon.

Here is a sample page (small size):

bokura no meikyu

That is the normal amount of text for a page.

Thank you for reading this and please leave a comment if you can. I love comments!


Bokura no Meikyu (Our Labyrinth) Chapter 03 Release

Chapter 03 of Bokura no Meikyu <— click on the link to read it!

bokura chapter 03

Batoto is closing down, too bad!

I was hoping to use that Batoto to get more people to read this manga but they are closing down in two/three more days. Another website will probably take its place soon so maybe I will still be able to use whatever emerges as the new scanlation website.

Looking for translator

I need a translator for the next chapters. I mainly use the NU forum for my projects. Please message me at if you are interested.

The raw is here –

Uh, btw who did the cleaning last time? I can’t find the name of the cleaner and she hasn’t messaged me again. If you read this, please send me a pm. I feel bad for not getting your name/nick for the credit page.

Thank you for reading this. Please let me know if there are any errors and I will fix them as soon as I can.

Also, if any new website replaces Batoto, I would appreciate it if you leave a comment here. I’m always late to the party when it comes to these things so a heads up would be nice.

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Chapter 80.1 – Only 15 chapters left

Chapter 80.1 <– click on the link to read. Thanks to Vi and the anonymous people for their donations.

There are only 15 chapters left.

I was really happy until I realized that many of those chapters are 2-5x longer than regular chapters.

Oh well, at least I have made a lot of progress since I first started this project.

Angel form

Xiu had now unlocked 7 of his 8 forms. The last is that he still hasn’t unlocked is the angel form.

Regarding that race, the Creator God probably messed with them, too.

“The Angels gave away their humility, received healing.” – Quote from chapter one.

Based on the information on the other races, the God of Creation gave at least three different races “gifts” that turned out to be “curses.” The elf Tree of Life, the gnome Wheel of Time, and the beastkin’s Battle Hymn did grant the races more power but there each have a cost to using them.

I wonder how the Creator God screwed with the angels? I can’t imagine how healing could turn out to be bad but the lack of humility could certainly cause problems.

beastkin xiu
Red hair!


As I said before, releases will now be on an irregular schedule though there won’t be a hiatus. I mean, I might be skipping a day here and there but it won’t be much more than that.

I would like to thank dhragonisslytherin for editing today’s release.

I think I will probably not use any more passwords or lock any chapters until the very end. If I do, I will probably announce it when chapter 90 is published. The story ends at chapter 95 so that should be plenty of time.

Thank you for reading this. If there are any errors, please let me know by leaving a comment.


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Chapter 79.2 – Eating tofu

Chapter 79.2 <— click on the link to read. Thanks to CourtneyArzu, Glamren, and anonymous for the donations.

Eating tofu again?!

吃豆腐 – This means 1.) eat tofu 2.) to tease 3.) to flirt. By extension, it also means “to take advantage of a person in a sexual situation.”

Webnovels often use this phrase. For example: “Did he eat your tofu?”

How did this expression become popular? No one really knows why but the usual explanation is this:

Tofu shops were usually run by a husband and wife team back in the day. The husband would make the tofu at the back of the shop while the wife would sell the tofu in the storefront. Since the wife ate tofu everyday, this made her skin tender and smooth. This supposedly attracted male customers who would go to the tofu shop to flirt with the female seller. Therefore, wives who felt jealous would scold their husbands by saying “Today, you went to eat tofu again?!” That’s how “eating tofu” has become a word that means to flirt with a someone.

The phrase can mean everything from harmless verbal flirtation to sexual harassment.

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The moral of the story is that eating tofu will make your skin nicer and will attract men!

Thank you for reading.