Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Volume 4 Chapter 5
Next chapter’s quite long, so check back in a couple of months I guess.
As always, please comment on any tense/spelling errors you find, as well as anything you can could be reworded better.
Chapter 5: A New Power! The Dark Flame Master Resurrected!
As I was about to eat my lunch, I was called to the clubroom by Shichimiya, who had returned from the demon world.
Because I thought it would serve as a hint for her, when we rendezvoused at the clubroom, I summarised what had happened during her return to the demon world to Shichimiya. After hearing my summary, Shichimiya said all that in reply.
“So, someone had said or done something to her after all?”
“I don’t know about that. While it could have been ‘someone’, it could have also been her ‘environment’, or even ‘herself’. Regardless, I have no doubt that ‘something’ had sealed her powers away.”
“But, well, it doesn’t really matter what that something was☆. The only thing that matters is if we can restore Rikka-chan back to her former self, right☆? And so, here.”
As Shichimiya said that, she handed a black sports bag over to me.
“Ah, I don’t need the bag back. It’s the one I used at my previous school, so I don’t really care about it. Look, more importantly, check what’s inside the bag☆.”
I checked the contents of the bag as instructed.
Inside was – a black… costume?
“E-err? What’s this?”
“The time has come, Hero! It’s time for you to return to being the Dark Flame Master – no, from here on out, you’re the Super Dark Flame Master☆.”
“Super Dark Flame Master!?”
“You shouldn’t be surprised, Hero. Once a hero loses their power, it’s convention for them to merge with a new power to attain a super form.”
“T-that certainly is something you hear quite often, but…”
In fact, it was my favourite trope.
It is the trope when thinking of combining mechas, I wanted to shout.
“And that – that is something I made in case the time came for Hero to attain a new power!”
“A new… power.”
“Rikka-chan powers have been sealed thanks to the effect of ‘something’. If so, Hero! There’s only one thing left for us to do, right? We have to break the seal on Rikka-chan’s powers. And so, to gain the strength to break that seal – it is for this reason that the Super Dark Flame Master attained his new power☆. Becoming the Super Dark Flame Master and breaking the seal on Rikka-chan – this, I believe, is a task that only Hero can do.”
“I, I see.”
Given how emphatic she was, I couldn’t help but nod along to Shichimiya’s strange theory.
Certainly, with a name like the Super Dark Flame Master, I can see how me doing this sort of thing might help with Rikka regaining her powers.
The cause would still be unknown, but if I were to return to how I was in the old days – the possibility of Rikka getting inspired and returning to her former self was not zero.
In fact, wasn’t the chance of success quite high?
Here too, Kumin-senpai would probably say something like, “Since the pitcher’s pitching well, the fielders will be motivated to also play well.” Maybe it’s because her favourite baseball team had won the championships or something, but recently, whenever I think of Kumin-senpai, for some strange reason the only thing that comes to mind is her saying something baseball-related.
“Well, but it’s okay if this operation fails☆. Because –”
Because even if this fails, with what I’ve got planned next, Rikka-chan’s powers should return, Shichimiya said with a smile.
Yes, that’s absolutely right.
That mentality is so Shichimiya-like.
Anything one does will cause something to happen – was it?
Back when we were middle schoolers, Shichimiya said that quite often. She probably holds the same ethos even now. I too should learn to adopt that mentality.
“Besides, we have powerful allies now, right☆?”
As soon as Shichimiya said that, the door to the clubroom slammed open.
I wasn’t sure if this was something Shichimiya had suggested they do or if this was something they simply wanted to do (it was probably the latter), but regardless, the way they entered was that of an entertainer.
It wasn’t normal!
“Yuu-chan! Naturally, we too will become your strength! Because, becoming your strength – that looks to be something very interesting!”
“Right right. This is serious! Because Rikka-chan’s our important cute little underclassman! And in times of need, we need to help each other! Moreover, if Rikka-chan’s not feeling well, then we might not be able to go see a baseball game together!”
As they made their dramatic entrances, my two upperclassmen went and took my hand as if to encourage me.
And then, coming in late after those two was –
“Hmph. Let Dekomori make this clear: Dekomori is not here to cooperate with the Dark Flame Master-death. Dekomori by herself is powerful-death. Dekomori’s just making sure that Dekomori is able to restore Master back to her former self-death.”
Saying such cute lines with a disgruntled face was my one and only underclassman.
Dekomori didn’t take my hand, however.
Ah, jeez – I thought to myself.
I was a little moved by everyone’s kind words.
Everyone was really worried about Rikka – it made me happy, knowing that they all felt the same way as me.
“So, what kind of powers do us as a group need for DevTru Rikka-chan to gain her abilities back, Yuu-chan!? No, Super Dark Flame Master!!! Give us your orders!”
Continuing to hold my hand, Hideri-senpai got closer and closer to my face as she domineeringly said all that.
Too close, you’re too close.
“You can order me too! Super Dark Flame Master-san!!! I’m fine with something like the power of baseball!”
In addition, and similar to Hideri-senpai, Kumin-senpai also moved closer and closer to my face as she domineeringly said all that.
Seriously, you’re both too close.
I can feel myself blushing.
“U-umm, hold on please.”
I took a step back.
Although hearing that from the two of them made me really happy, I didn’t have the sort of power that they were thinking of – no, wrong. That’s not what I should be thinking. I will become the Super Dark Flame Master.
Separating from my upperclassmen, I cladded myself in the new power that I had received from Shichimiya.
Ah, how nostalgic.
Jet black clothing. Jet black boots. Jet black gloves. Jet black mantle.
Yes, this – this is Super Dark Flame Master!!!
Although I had said all that in my mind, I was still super embarrassed. This is too much. The old me was too unbelievable, oi. This is way too dark. And way too black. And way too noir. Slightly unrelated, but don’t black companies sound cool when you call them noir companies!?
But, although it’s embarrassing.
Everyone’s going so far to encourage me.
That’s why, I’ll become the Super Dark Flame Master. For them.
And, also because I’m worried about Rikka.
If it’s to return her back to her past self – I’m willing to do anything!!!
“Hah. Super Dark Flame Master is my name. Let Super Dark Flame Master be the one to grant you girls strength. The powers I –”
“Ah, Dekomori has no need for that-death.”
After I had gone through all this effort to resolve myself!
It was hard to work myself up for this… Could this be Super Mode’s drawback!?
Hmm, I can feel my thinking becoming more and more chuuni-ish.
Go! Become even more chuuni-ish, my thoughts!
“Super Dark Flame Master! Make ours is a special one!”
“Make mine baseball-related!”
Hideri-senpai aside, what does a baseball-related power even look like!?
They were all nothing but selfish people.
Well, it’s not like there’s anything I could do about that.
“Leave it to me. Nothing is impossible for the Super Dark Flame Master. Power has been granted. Follow my orders. The powers I –”
Come to think of it.
There was one person who had been strangely quiet this whole time, wasn’t there? And so, I found myself looking in Shichimiya’s direction.
I had never seen Shichimiya grin so broadly before.
I felt like I was being tricked.
 A cultural joke mostly lost in translation. In the original text, Yuuta talks about グレート合体 (literally as “great combination”), the trope in mecha anime where a “main” robot combines with other robots to attain a super form. As this trope entered the Japanese mainstream mainly thanks to the toy line/anime franchise Brave Series (勇者シリーズ), the joke here is that it is funny for Yuuta’s favourite trope to come from a franchise called the Brave Series (another way of translating Shichimiya’s nickname for Yuuta, 勇者, is Brave).
 Even though it makes no sense in English (given noir is used contemporarily in English to refer to the genre noir, I’ve left the noir here for the joke in the following line to work (if you’re not aware, noir is the French word for black).
 Black company is a Japanese term for workplaces that exploit (usually young) employees by forcing them to work large amounts of overtime without pay.
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Real thanks for your enormous hardwork. I’m really looking forward for the next chapter!!
Hi, sorry I don’t know how to contact you in an other way,
The Otome Game Rokkushuume sides have a adf.ly Virus attached. Could you please try to fix that?
Firstly, let’s get this out of the way: I’m not Kita (the person who translated everything but Chuu2 on this site). I’m only working (albeit very slowly) on Chuu2. As such, I don’t really monitor any of the stuff that Kita has left on the site that actively, nor do I touch any of Kita’s work that is left on the site. That being said, I would be willing to fix things that are completely broken (e.g. broken links).
In this case, however, it doesn’t seem like anything is broken: the adf.ly links seem to just be a link redirection service for the purpose of generating ad revenue. I can get in contact with Kita about changing this, but until I get his permission to do so I’m not going to change the links on the site.
However, since I too hate services like adf.ly as at best they spam you with annoying pop-up ads and at worse infect you with malware/lead to phishing, I do have a few workarounds for you:
As per the top post, if you press “Ctrl+U” then “Ctrl+F” and search for “decode”, you’ll get the link without needing to allow notifications.
For Otome Game Rokkushuume, you may notice that the link for it follows a particular format: . I’ll leave it to your imagination what numbers goes in the XX spaces.
Firstly I would like to thank you!
Its really nice of you that you took your time to answer my post.
I’m from germany. Adf.ly is recognized as illigal here, so I feared that your side might have been hacked.
Thank you for dispeling my worry.
Have a nice day!
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Sorry for asking this but will the translation continue? i don’t know if the translator is having some pessoal problems or something alike, just asking out of curiosity i don’t want to pressure or charge you guys, i am just worried
It’s still in progress (honestly I’m not sure if the next update will even come out this year, as I’ve mostly elected to spend my free time playing games recently).
an excellent choice, and thank you for answering
Thank you for translating this. I just recently found the anime and was really excited to read the source material. No rush, just finish when you can. Thank you again!
How much is left on this Volume?
Currently on the site is 5/12 chapters (excluding the diary entries). Or, if you’d like a page count, 107/277 pages.
What’s the progress on the next chapter?
Take your time… It’s gonna be the last volume anyway T.T, I didn’t feel like the movie was enough for me…. This work has a pretty big emotional feeling to me, it was one of my first 12 episodes anime, if not the first.
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I like the reply, but not the implications. So, perfect balance.
At the end it says Hideri-senapi instead of Hideri-senpai