The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Prologue Part 1

Prologue

Was holding a friendship with girls just a pipe dream?

Put simply, I, “Leon Fou Baltfault,” was someone who reincarnated into the world of an otome game.

The world I reincarnated into was one from a game I played just before my death.

The reason why I’m stressing this is because this world was unreasonable for guys.

After all, it was an otome game.

It was as if the world was kind towards women, and that men existed to serve them.

I would have preferred reincarnating into a world that was more lenient on guys, a fantasy world with swords and magic.

Even though I reincarnated, I didn’t receive any special role in particular.

I was one of the many others out there, a mob.

With my black hair and black irises, I was neither a beauty nor anyone who stood out.

I liked to think of myself as a high school student whose compassion was still in the process of developing.

Well, despite having said that I was a high school student, there was no such thing as a high school in this world.

However, in this fantasy world, there was a place for education called the academy.

That otome game modeled it after Japan’s high schools, and due to that, there were many game events that took place during the second term.

The school festival was one of them.

“Ah, let’s move these two desks a little more to the right.”

There were three of us working in an empty classroom, my friends “Daniel Fou Darland”, “Raymond Fou Arkin”, and me.

We brought in tables and chairs to prepare for the school festival.

After finding a trader, we had enough equipment to do some serious remodeling to the empty classroom and turn it into a coffee shop.

It was at a level different from the makeshift coffee shops by students at school festivals, and was what I thought of as a spectacle for the nobles that attend the academy.

It wasn’t that I disliked the cheap feeling those makeshift ones evoked, but making something like that would be frowned upon in the academy.

For better or for worse, this was an academy attended by the rich and influential nobles.

In society, one needed to perform in accordance to what the circumstances demanded.

There was nothing I could do, there really was nothing I could do, so I spent money to prepare a cafe.

Being particular about the interior design, I prepared a tea set, tea leaves, and numerous sweets to complete it.

“Hey, Daniel! That tea set is expensive, so be careful with it!”

Hearing that he was holding an expensive tea set, Daniel trembled and complained to me.

“Don’t bring such an expensive tea set to the school! It’s only going to make my hands shaky from the anxiety.”

Raymond put on his glasses and observed the inside of the classroom.

“Didn’t you spend too much? I don’t think many students would go this far. We’re going to be in the red.”

I shook my head as if I didn’t understand what the two were talking about.

The two got irritated by my attitude.

“In the red? So what? I’m rich now. I was able to squeeze out so much from the idiotic students in this academy, after all. I have to spend it somehow, don’t I?”

Raymond was shocked.

“I suppose that bad nature of yours is to be expected, isn’t it Leon? It’s just that almost every student in the academy is your enemy.”

Daniel warned me by saying that.

“You’d better realize that they bear a grudge against you. The ones who thought you were going to lose in that duel with his Highness Julian suffered a heavy loss, after all.”

Sadly, it was as Raymond had said.

I was the most hated person in the academy.

What was the reason for that? I beat up the former crown prince, “Julian Rafua Holfault,” and the other capture targets of that otome game in a duel.

They irritated me, so I knocked the living daylights out of them.

In addition, the battle was the focus of a bet amongst the students.

I was confident that I would win, so I made a bet on myself with a large sum of money.

The two here also placed bets on me, and were able to earn pocket money.

However, the majority were idiots that thought Julian and the others would win, some going as far as to bet with borrowed money. There were also fools who bet everything they owned.

Those fools bore a grudge against me once I won against Julian and the others.

──I didn’t even do anything bad, how sad.

Normally, it would have been an act that could get me killed in the worst case scenario. However, I used my money and connections to get through the situation, and the result left me in confusion. I was praised and was told that I got a promotion.

What a strange world.

I was just a student, but also a baron and a knight officially above the sixth rank in the royal court’s ranking.

It was not a situation where I, who didn’t want a promotion, could be happy.

“No need for praise.”

Daniel dropped his shoulders.

“We weren’t praising you.”

My friends were talking to me about such things, and then two girls entered the empty classroom.

There was “Olivia,” also known as Livia, wearing a thick maid dress that she normally wouldn’t wear. It had a moderately long skirt that she held onto and slightly raised as she walked.

She had beige colored hair and something close to a bob cut.

She had impressive gentle, blue eyes, but above all, she emitted this affectionate aura that could alleviate people.

The design of the outfit tightened around the waist and hips, largely emphasizing the chest area, and was quite magnificent.

“Is it weird?”

Livia showing her dress to us while seeming uneasy stirred up a desire to protect her.

It seemed she was unaware of how devilish she was by presenting it in that manner, but even so, I thought it was fine to fall under her hands.

Perhaps this was the power of the “protagonist” in that otome game.

──Wasn’t it lovely?

“It suits you. I don’t see a problem with the size, either.”

Daniel’s and Raymond’s cheeks turned red when seeing Livia like that.

When I felt like telling them not to look at her like that, Anjie came forward in a dignified manner from behind Livia.

Her hands were behind her back as she showed herself.

“It emphasizes the chest too much, is this okay? Perhaps something more low-key would be better?”

“Anjelica Rafua Redgrave,” also known as Anjie, wore a maid outfit.

Anjelica was a woman from a duke household, and it was unexpected for her to wear something like a maid dress.

However, it seemed that a lot of rough things were going on for the daughter of an esteemed household as well.

“It seems you’re getting used to the attire, Anjie.”

While Livia looked amazed, Anjie explained why with a smile.

“It’s because I had worn a maid dress before.”

“You did?”

“I spent two years in the royal palace having to learn manners through apprenticeship.”

It seemed that the daughters of esteemed households had it tough as well.

She had a strong-willed look and a sharp glint in her eyes.

Her red irises gave off a sense of power, contrasting with Livia’s gentle looks.

The two really were on opposite ends of the spectrum──after all, she was originally a rival in that otome game. No, not really a rival, actually.

She was the foe.

If Livia had the role of the protagonist, then Anjie was the “villainess.”

They originally were supposed to compete against each other for a man.

Rather than a rivalry, perhaps it was more accurate to say their relationship was that of enemies.

Livia was a commoner, and her being able to enroll in an academy for nobles was extraordinary.

As opposed to that, Anjie was a so-called top-class woman from a duke household.

The two were originally supposed to be enemies, but now they’re close friends thanks to “certain someone.”

──I wasn’t referring to myself.

The one who caused it was another person who reincarnated.

“Anjie, you’re from an esteemed household, right? Why did you have to do that, then?”

“There are a lot of things that daughters from noble families have to do. My position in particular requires many things from me. Leaving that aside, doesn’t that outfit suit you too, Livia? The impression of innocence that it gives off is quite nice.”

Anjie embraced Livia.

“I like this uniform a bit too.”

Livia, slightly bashful from being hugged, looked delighted.

As I was watching the two of them,

“What a precious sight this is.”

I muttered my thoughts out loud.

Like a douse of cool water, that scene alleviated my heart, which had grown hectic from marriage-searching hell.

Raymond also had the same view as me, as his glasses glittered.

“How nice.”

Daniel nodded.

“Quite nice. Are these two really girls from this academy? Are we not dreaming?”

It was understandable that Daniel couldn’t believe it.

The girls in the academy, especially the girls in the advanced class, were cruel. No joke, they were really cruel.

Leaving that aside, those two were also helping me out in the coffee shop.

While the academy was modeled after the high schools in Japan, the classes were closer to the level of a university.

Due to that, it wasn’t possible to have tasks divided by class, so they were instead divided by groups of people.

While the five of us were working on a cafe, others were also working in groups to carry out an exhibit.

Anjie looked at us.

“Leon, are you guys not going to wear uniforms?”

“We will, but those folks out there were acting the same as ever. They kept hoping that I would get cheap outfits instead.”

Livia seemed apologetic once I answered.

“Did we blow our budget on these outfits? Hmm, I suppose we didn’t have to buy outfits this expensive.”

Daniel laughed at Livia’s innocence.

“No, there would be no meaning to it if the outfits were plain. I mean, this guy here has loads of money to spend.”

Raymond also agreed.

“This is his hobby. It’s something that he likes to overspend on. With this, the other groups doing a cafe would look poor in comparison. Quite the overkill.”

Even Anjie looked at me in amazement.

“You’re crazy about tea, Leon. There are a lot of boys like that, but you’re the craziest amongst them.”

I was not crazy about tea.

I was simply charmed by my mentor’s mannerisms in tea.

My mentor was a teacher in the academy and a perfect gentleman who taught etiquette to the boys. I wanted to be a gentleman like him one day.

“I still have a long ways to go.”

“Except that this isn’t a matter of cultivating skill, but a matter of how much money and time you’re willing to sink into tea.”

Anjie was cold.

“Before this too, you left both of us behind and went to go buy tea leaves with that teacher.”

Daniel and Raymond both made an expression as if they wanted to say “You must be kidding.”

“You, don’t neglect your obligations towards those two.”

“I’m so envious that I feel like attacking you during your sleep.”

No, in the first place, I went to buy the tea leaves that day for their sake.

Leaving that aside, unfortunately, I couldn’t make any romantic relationships with the either Livia or Anjelica.

Livia felt slightly down.

“The three of us had tea on that day. The tea was good, but the sweets were so delicious that I’ve recently been──”

Anjie embraced Livia.

“I’ll like you even if you get plump, Livia. It’d be fine for you to gain a bit more.”

Livia had teary eyes.

“I want a good figure, like the one you have, Anjie.”

“It delights me to hear you say that. However, don’t you have some nice legs yourself, Livia?”

“Y, you think so?”

As the two were chatting with each other, Daniel and Raymond sent a gaze filled with envy towards me.

Well, they shouldn’t have.

After all, those two were the only ones I couldn’t go out with.

──It truly was something that was out of my control.

The social status of those two were too different from mine.


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86 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Prologue Part 1”

    1. you have nothing to apologize for, we will wait however long it takes so long someone is willing to translate 😉 just don’t go “missing” for years like a certain other translator i know of :'(

    2. Never rush, even if you think it’ll be late. Other than not matching up to your name, it’s better to take it slow and give us an enjoyable chapter. I’d rather wait than get an error-filled translation.

    3. Take this from someone who writes like me, take whatever time you want. Although I write somewhat subpar fanfiction and haven’t written in quite some time though. Work drains a lot out of you, as does life.

    1. Welp, you ain’t wrong mate.
      Dat Yuri flag is risin’ high… just like my blood need Isulline right now….
      XD

      1. Well, the mistake was understandable. They both smell very very similar. Especially because of the contrast in levels of social standing between the two girls.

  1. He underestimated his own power too much. He could further crush anyone if he wants now that his rank is even beyond duke

    1. Didn’t he just crush the crown prince? I think it was said that the crown prince is like the number 2. So who the f would he crush whose beyond that? The ones that promoted him xD

  2. Thank you for the chapter~

    I wonder why, but i prefer low exposure costumes more, since that make them more elegant.

    But i’m interested in what Anjie said though, about Olivia’s awesome legs ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  3. Ahhhh, what a beautiful chapter, this feels like the beginning of a shitstorm.

    Thanks for the hard work again!

  4. Thanks for the chap~

    I know that this will contradict my previous statement in that “post” but, I think a little delay is okay so you won’t catch up with the author too quickly. Or maybe you want to catch up fast so you can translate another novel while waiting for the raw(author)?

    1. i think it beter if he do it a little slower i take his time because now he have new experince with political world and most likely he will need to read book 2 time’s to do traslation on level where he is pleased also book appeared not so long ago so it will most likely take author around 5~9 month’s to make anather one

  5. Livia obviously has feelings for Leon while Anjie seems like it’s only starting to bud. At the rate these 2 girls are flirting with each other it would not be a surprise if they suggest 3P to Leon.

    1. Olivia is comoner so he can’t marrie her and Anjie have too high status so he also can’t go for her, only way is to loose or rise in status most likely he will rise because Oliva will rise to saint

    2. Not dense, just realistic. Due to wacky culture he has to marry a girl of rank between a baron and an earl. If marries below (like Olivia who’s a commoner) he’ll be belittled for marrying below standards, and if marries past an earl (like Angie who’s a duchess) he’ll be considered going beyond his reach. Either way will be belittled, looked down upon, interactions with other places for trade or anything will be strained, and higher chance of being attacked by air pirates, someone who thinks he’s weak for not marrying according to standards, or anyone hostile. Otherwise Leon’s father would’ve divorced Zola, married his mother, and finally have a happy marriage. He’s only still married to Zola because he HAS to. Also why all the boys are frantic to find a good marriage partner before graduating and the desperate ones agree to crazy conditions such as paying for a house in the capital for the wife and her lovers, or even allowing wife to have other humans as lovers and supporting any children they have.

  6. I’ve been wondering what it’d be like to read about a protagonist that has hobbies way too fucking removed from the norm and isn’t helpful in anyway.

    Your other novel helped. This one helps too.

  7. He keeps saying that but we all know that he had already set hinself up as their partners. Livia already decided to go to his route and Anjie’s dad and brother were most likely setting him up as her new fiancee. Deny it as much as he wants, the threads of fate had already woven his path

  8. Thanks for the translation! Granted the wait was unpleasant but it’s understandable. After all, there’s the usual day or two translation time, then the time to send what have to Bakapervert, time until he sees and reads message, time for him to proofread and send corrections if any back, time until you receive and read corrections, and time to apply corrections before posting. All that time is liable to add up to a day. Btw, I do read the tags, low fat is good but prefer asbestos left in for that special tingling feeling. Yeah I know the stuffs toxic as hell but so is tobacco and that’s before all the junk they put in to make it more addictive even if it becomes more poisonous.

    Can’t believe illustrator didn’t make a pic of Livia and Angie in their maid uniforms. Should be locked in a room with no food or water until comes out with a good pic of them as maids. Curious to see who the new people in illustrations are although it seems at least one of them is planning on taking a shot at being an antagonist. Can tell from cover that Angie is planning on being happy by shopping. Unfortunately for Leon he seems to be the only beast of burde- I mean guy she’d want to take along. 🙂 Lucky for her she seems to have missed the bad end of being married off to an ugly country noble.

    1. Leon needs to work on his observation skills. He’s saying he wanted to be transported to a world of swords and magic but the world is one of swords and magic. After all, glasses-kun is a master swordsman who is very strong fighting with a sword. The purple earl uses magic as both offense and defense in his armor. Granted both are weak but swords and magic are in the world he is in.

    2. I guess that for this volume the Illustrator had to decide betwen Livia and Anjie in maid outfits or Livia and Anjie sleeping in underwear in the same bed, holding hands.

  9. Thanks for the chapter, though you posted not long after I went to bed. I guess because of sleep I was too slow and too late?

    Oh Leon… you shouldn’t focus on reasons you can’t be with those two. That’s setting a flag.

    1. he said it himself that olivia will go up in status and anjie have too big status for him so we know what it mean and there is war part in there…

    2. Not only is he raising flags but considering how well Livia and Angie are getting along they’ll probably insist he marry both of them at the same time with both as legal wives.

    1. Just the majority with at least one or more making an appearance based on the illustrations. Seems like another fight in Arroganz is coming soon. Think anyone will bet against him except for the really die hard haters or will everyone have wised up and bet on Leon? Wonder if any of the teachers had gotten in on the betting if not with the student bookies than either a teacher bookie or bookie outside academy with an inside stool pigeon?

  10. Ah~ finally new updates 🙂
    Although for now the current story is the calm before the storm, it’s alright to take your time translator-san. But i hope you won’t delay when the story reach a cliffhanger.. i could die because of that TuT
    Anyway thanks for the chapter ya~

  11. Thanks for the chapter..

    some suggestions …

    For better or for worse, this was an academy that rich and influential nobles attended –> For better or for worse, this was an academy attended by the rich and influential nobles.
    I was simply charmed by mentor’s mannerisms in tea. –> I was simply charmed by mentor’s mannerisms in tea.
    My mentor was a teacher in the academy and a perfect gentleman that taught the boys manners –> My mentor was a teacher in the academy and a perfect gentleman who taught etiquette to the boys

  12. Gracias por la traducción yo solo espero que Leon se quede con ambas obteniendo su venganza con la felicidad 🙂

  13. Thanks for these godly translations…
    It seems that Leon is doing this all for naught as majority of people hate him here…..
    And those two girls seem like they are forming a rather intriguing relation

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