The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Interlude

Luxon’s Report

It was late at night.

Luxon, floating in the room where Leon was sleeping, turned its red eyes, or rather its lenses, and studied its master.

[Leon Fou Baltfault, age sixteen──male. A self-proclaimed reincarnated person who claims that this intense world where woman domineer over men is an ‘otome game world’.]

Luxon was intrigued by the boy who claimed to have reincarnated and saw the world as that of an otome game.

Otherwise, it would have refused being used by Leon, and instead would have self destructed.

[It’s interesting that he calls himself Japanese. At any rate, perhaps I’ve done all I can to see if he was a fake.]

A self-proclaimed Japanese person.

Leon being someone who reincarnated was suspicious, but Luxon repeatedly tried to verify it, seeing how he claimed to have roots from a country of the former humans.

Luxon checked if Leon really was a Japanese person, but Leon was calm throughout the whole process, and Luxon came to the conclusion that it was true.

He also said things that made it seem as if he felt out of place, such as when he was handed a sword-like weapon and he voiced out “What’s with this fantasy katana?”.

So with that, Luxon came to understand that Leon was Japanese, or at least, a boy who knew Japanese people very well.

To Luxon, Leon was eligible for being its master.

…If it turned out that he was a fake, it would immediately turn against him. It thought that such a thing was improbable, but it had wanted to test Leon, who kept insisting that he was someone who reincarnated.

[This world is that of an otome game, was it?]

Leon asserted that they were in the world of otome game.

The Holfault Kingdom, with its tendency to place women over men, did indeed give females some favorable treatment. No, it gave them a lot of favorable treatment.

[There’s certainly a ruling class. Furthermore, a portion of that class has a strangely large amount of power over men. It’s also odd that there aren’t a particularly large amount of males.]

Since magic was incorporated into their culture, they couldn’t really be compared with the former humans, but even so, it wasn’t surprising for social systems of the latter to give preferential treatment towards males.

Wars and even monsters emerged in this world.

The death rate for men going into battle was high, so there tended to be few men.

Although it wasn’t pointed out within the academy, the female-to-male ratio increases drastically a few years after graduation.

The reason was that the number of men decreased.

It wouldn’t have been strange if this society had given men a better position and allowed them to choose their fate.

In reality, the main providers in noble families were men, both doing work and being on the battlefield.

[…Even when assuming that the poor treatment of males is something that couldn’t be helped, why do the women have such strong authority?]

Luxon was unable to understand.

The same went for Leon’s current situation.

He had been in an environment where he was likely to be sold as a leftover-husband to a woman in her fifties.

When people went to find a marriage partner despite their disadvantages, they would have to accept that their partner already had additional lovers. The world didn’t have the technology for things like genetic identification, so there was the question of how exactly one would confirm who a child belonged to.

It was unbelievable that such conditions were treated as if they were normal.

[Was this push to favor females intentional? Or perhaps, is this really the world of an otome game? No, that’s not possible.]

The one who believed that the world of a game had turned into reality, Leon, tossed and turned in his sleep.

He was sleeping in joy.

[…This really is an interesting world. I’ll observe the situation with my master for now.]

Luxon wasn’t interested in a world where the former humans had perished.

Its interest was in Leon.

[All things considered, my master really is…a ‘fool,’ isn’t he?]

Luxon called Leon a fool, but it had its reasons.

First of all, he caused trouble while thinking half-heartedly about what it would cause.

[If he wasn’t in danger of being sold as a leftover-husband, he likely wouldn’t have come alone to where I resided. Why didn’t he use that courage sooner?]

It wasn’t incompetence.

Actually, he was able to beat the seventy point mark that was sought after in the academy, and so he had somewhat superior grades.

Luxon thought that if he was more serious about it, he could further his grades and reach the top rankings.

However, he basically had no motivation.

[Is his motivation only in tea?]

Luxon was amazed at the somewhat expensive tea and and the high-class tea leaves in the room. It thought about how he might be a Japanese person following the Way of Tea, but didn’t voice it out loud.

In summary, he was a person who was capable, but lacked motivation in things other than hobbies.

However──

[He’s not evil either. His alignment…is hard to describe.]

──He wasn’t a bad person.

That was evident by the fact that despite having a policy to not get involved with Olivia and Anjelica, he helped them when he saw them being bullied.

[I do think there was a better way to go about doing it, though.]

Luxon was owned by Leon. There were many ways of accomplishing things, and if he gathered information on a daily basis, he probably would have noticed the matter of Marie too.

It probably would have sufficed if Leon intervened without starting a fight.

Leon, who got involved with them at a late moment, made various excuses about why he did it, but…it simply boiled down to him having a good-natured side.

He wanted to help Olivia and Anjelica.

[Perhaps he’s hiding his embarrassment?]

Luxon then thought about Marie.

[According to my master, Marie is also someone who reincarnated, but…well, I wonder what will happen from now on.]

Luxon shifted its sight from the reckless Leon to the floating moon outside the window.

Marie being someone who reincarnated was fine, but that didn’t change the fact that she snatched away the position of the protagonist from Olivia.

If things progressed according to the story, as Leon said they would, then the Holfault Kingdom was going to get involved in a war.

If that were true, then what would happen from now on?

Olivia didn’t have any partners, like the capture target boys, to protect her anymore.

To make matters worse, Marie captivated the five boys, and they gave up their positions as the heirs of their household for her sake.

In addition, Anjelica was on Olivia and Leon’s side.

It was obvious that the situation was different from what Leon assumed it would be.

However, it didn’t seem to Luxon that its sleeping master was thinking deeply about it.

[Well, whatever. Even if something happens, it’s easy for my master to transport people somewhere to take refuge. I was prepared for such an event to begin with. No matter what happens, I will protect my master.]

Luxon muttered as such while gazing at the moon.


TLN: This completes volume 1.
Refer to this newer update on the status of this novel Disregard that announcement


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44 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v1 Interlude”

  1. Oh man, anything this guy writes, comes out pretty decently (author for this ln)

    Twas a fun ride, hopefully we get to see the future volumes and thanks for the hard work!

  2. Thank you for deciding to be more careful with handing the translation to someone else and thank you for taking some of our concerns into consideration by doing this and i hope this doesn’t cause you to much trouble

  3. I think luxon just answered pretty much every question or complaint people have with the novel. I’m looking forward to seeing what the reason for the state of the world is in the next volume.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  4. Thanks for the hard work

    Wow there’s so much mystery in this kingdom but Leon just shrug it off as otome game setting.

  5. Thanks for the chapter! The AI is finally pondering on the inconsistencies in the world and its setting, but still refuses to believe that it’s the setting of an otome game..

  6. So leon view the world as a game.. will he going to change his view after the so called politics thingy in the future chapters? Will the 5 disinherited boys realized mary’s true color? Will this become a harem story in the end? Answers: not so fast fergusooo
    Well, seems like this is it for now. See you in your next work ya~

  7. So basically, Luxon is Monica of this time novel, the it’s not wrong for me to expect it to turn into a twins tail oppai girl right!? It already has a foul mouth anyway!

  8. Hey, I’m glad you’ve changed your mind. I greatly enjoy your translations as well as this story. It’d be a shame for it to be dropped. Don’t lose hope or motivation, you’re doing fantastic work.

  9. Thanks for the chapter and everything you done so far!!!!! You managed to introduce a good novel that I can get addicted to and that had a different feel than all those generic novels. At least, with this one, you don’t exactly go with the flow of the setting without questions.

    As for Luxon, I am glad that it also questioned the state of the Holfault Kingdom. I mean, it is not like it is guaranteed that the whole world has a distorted psuedo-matriarchy, but if Leon and it are in a version of reality, it is still weird for a working society to function in the way that Holfault Kingdom does. After all, everyone else probably questioned whether the heirs of the household are actually blood-related to the heads of each household, and the favoritism towards women is uncalled for when considering men are doing all the work. Plus, if the population of men are rapidly decreasing due to wars, it would make sense for men to have more lovers (and not the women) so that more children can be produced to make up for the loss of men.

    With the way the society of Holfault Kingdom was progressing, it is only natural for their power have decreased so badly. In fact, it is likely to continue decreasing until the kingdom collapses on itself. It would be a different story if the women actually helped to carry the burden of the kingdom, but things are too distorted for their society.

    With that said, Luxon really is great for pointing all our questions and even supplying information that brought out more questions. After all, I admit that I never thought of the possibility that someone intentionally created a society which favored women in the past. Moreover, that report of how the population of men secretly decreases after graduation from the academy was really baffling. (I see why the school wants to hide such information from the populace though.)

  10. So even if Olivia took Luxon in her world’s original timeline, it would still be useless to her, that or looking for the perfect opportunity to kill her.

  11. Luxon is seemingly just going through the things… it still doesn’t know that if the situation demands it… Leon will start practising all day long to get stronger and more knowledgeable… but he just wants to live normally… the war will be a major pain as other countries will see Leon if he emerged… and that would make problems for Leon…

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