How I stalked some dude with an exposed nipple and stumbled upon the Zenithian Sword

Hey guys, great title for a manga, eh? This one is a Dragon Quest V doujinshi that was originally posted on Pixiv by Nikiichi Tobita (MONSTER X MONSTER), when he was still an amateur artist. In fact, you'll notice a few similarities to MONSTER X MONSTER. You could say, this manga = MONSTER X MONSTER - DQ V. It's a more or less free adaptation of the "How I stalked some dude with an exposed nipple and stumbled upon the Zenithian Swordwwww" thread that was started on 2ch by an anonymous poster with the ID YDmPhSO2. So yeah, he's the author, I suppose. If the title is too long for you, the Japanese also refer to it as Bonfire NEET (焚き火ニート).

Note: You should really play Dragon Quest V before you read this one (doesn't matter if it's the original SNES, or one of its remakes on DS and PS2). It's a great game, so you should have played it anyway. Also, the author made a few minor changes to the DQ V story to make the main protagonist fit in.

Enjoy!

Volume 1:

Chapter 01:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 01


Chapter 02:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 02


Chapter 03:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 03


Chapter 04:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 04


Chapter 05:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 05


Chapter 06:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 06


Chapter 07:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 07


Chapter 08:
Bonfire NEET Volume 1 Chapter 08



Volume 2:

Chapter 01:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 01


Chapter 02:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 02


Chapter 03:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 03


Chapter 04:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 04


Chapter 05:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 05


Chapter 06:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 06


Chapter 07:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 07


Chapter 08:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 08


Chapter 09:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 09


Chapter 10:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 10


Chapter 11:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 11


Chapter 12:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 12


Chapter 13:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 13


Chapter 14:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 14


Chapter 15:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 15


Chapter 16:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 16


Chapter 17:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 17


Chapter 18:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 18


Chapter 19:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 19


Chapter 20:
Bonfire NEET Volume 2 Chapter 20

Listen to this song while reading chapter 20:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C35DrtPlUbc


Volume 3:

Chapter 01:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 01


Chapter 02:
onfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 02


Chapter 03:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 03


Chapter 04:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 04


Chapter 05:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 05


Chapter 06:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 06


Chapter 07:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 07


Chapter 08:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 08


Chapter 09:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 09


Chapter 10:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 10


Chapter 11:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 11


Chapter 12:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 12


Chapter 13:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 13


Chapter 14:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 14


Chapter 15:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 15


Chapter 16:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 16


Chapter 17:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 17


Chapter 18:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 18


Chapter 19:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 19


Chapter 20:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 20


Chapter 21:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 21


Chapter 22:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 22


Chapter 23:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 23


Chapter 24:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 24


Chapter 25:
Bonfire NEET Volume 3 Chapter 25



Volume 4:

Chapter 01:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 01


Chapter 02:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 02


Chapter 03:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 03


Chapter 04:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 04


Chapter 05:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 05


Chapter 06:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 06


Chapter 07:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 07


Chapter 08:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 08


Chapter 09:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 09


Chapter 10:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 10


Chapter 11:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 11


Chapter 12:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 12


Chapter 13:
Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 13


Chapter 14:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 14


Chapter 15:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 15


Chapter 16:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 16


Chapter 17:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 17


Chapter 18:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 18


Chapter 19:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 19


Chapter 20:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 20


Chapter 21:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 21


Chapter 22:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 22


Chapter 23:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 23


Chapter 24:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 24


Chapter 25:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 25


Extra Chapter 1:

Bonfire NEET Extra Chapter 1


Extra Chapter 2:

Bonfire NEET Extra Chapter 2


Extra Chapter 3:

Bonfire NEET Extra Chapter 3


Extra Chapter 4:

Bonfire NEET Extra Chapter 4


Chapter 26:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 26


Chapter 27:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 27


Chapter 28:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 28


Chapter 29:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 29


Chapter 30:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 30


Chapter 31:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 31


Chapter 32:

Bonfire NEET Volume 4 Chapter 32



Volume 5:

Chapter 01:

Bonfire NEET Volume 5 Chapter 01


(Or download it from HERE.)

Comments

  1. Thank you for translating this amazing manga.

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  2. That... is a great title. Would I be able to follow the story even if I've never played the game?

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    1. Yes only the story's setting is the same world as the games
      I've also never played any of the dragon quest games (I barely even heard of the game before finding this manga)
      And by the way (I am intentionally not using the abbreviation for by the way ;-P ):
      The Story is freaking awesome

      I wonder when he realizes how much Slan likes him

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  3. This was unexpectedly good. Thank you for this.

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  4. Yes, thank you too! I look forward to reading more!

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  5. You ARE the man. Shit bro, I don't even know how to thank ya

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  6. i love this manga, thanks for translating it
    can't wait for the next one

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  7. Will you translate Domino Kick - Naraberareta Domino o Kick Shitara Dou Naru no Kashira? at some point?
    I'm talking about the Gangan Online version.

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    1. I'm missing some of the RAWs, but yeah, I'm considering it.

      It's not as funny as the niconico version though. Guess the Gangan editors toned it down. It's one of the reasons I prefer amateur manga. There are no editors and no censoring.

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    2. I think jcafe has every chapter.
      http://www.jcafe24.net/index.php?topic=42495
      I really liked the original version, so I just want to see more, even if its not as funny as the original.

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  8. Has this project been dropped? Last chapter release was 3 months ago, but I see you guys have released chapters of other series.

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    1. First of all, Boon Scanlations consists of only one person and that's me, Boon. Since I started working full-time end of last year, I've been extremely busy trying to settle into my new job and new home. Translating the short Stretch and even shorter Kuro chapters is about all I can afford to translate as of now.

      tl;dr I haven't dropped it. I'll continue translating as soon as I have more time on weekends.

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    2. Oh, good to know, thanks.

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  9. Thank you for scanlating this. Love this manga!

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  10. I'm loving this!
    Thank you so much Boon, you're the best.

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  11. Thank you for the new chapter!

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  12. Thanks so much for translating. this is so good! I look forward to the update :)

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  13. Is the new job fun boon?

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    1. So-so. But jobs don't have to be fun imo. It's fine as long as they're not too annoying and you get enough pay at the end of the month so you can afford the things you actually enjoy.

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  14. Mwahaha, Stumbled onto this just a couple of hours ago. Just came here to say thank you for taking the time to translate it in your free time!

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  15. You're the best! I love this manga!

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  16. Can you translate project Monster X Monster?

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  17. Man that slime was cute, thanks again boon.

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  18. how many chapters are there in this series, and is it completed? Also thanks for your work on it!

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  19. >Shounen Jump Issue 24:
    >New Series by Yokota Takuma

    How awesome is this?

    Will you, Boon?

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  20. You're back and it's Great! Thanks!

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  21. Just started reading and its great thanks for the translation :D

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  22. http://img4.bato.to/comics/2015/10/31/h/read56344288250a8/img000014.jpg I think you mean monsters are damaging their crops, not their corps.

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    1. Thanks for the hint. It might take a while to appear in Batoto, but it should be fixed now.

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  23. Has the author started back up on the series since his manga ended?

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  24. I just found this site and I wanted to thank you for translating a beautiful, great, awesome story!

    I was reading this on www.mangahere.com for a while now and decided recently to see if this story was from a LN. Long story short I found your website. If you want to read more posts about people loving this manga, go to www.mangahere.com

    Many Thanks! Will keep checking, thanks for the update.

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  25. Hi,

    I've read your translated works at mangafox. Thank you for sharing these to us.

    I just hope more people start reading this, it's just that great.



    :)

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  26. Great setting, story, manga, and scanslation! Keep it up!
    Many thanks!

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  27. Slambro is gonna become humanbro? Or even waifubro? Hngg

    Anyway, you are top grande human being, mr translator, thank you for your work!

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  28. Apparently top grande doesn't mean what I thought it would mean, no let's just say you are realy great guy.

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  29. Hi Boon, your translations and taste in manga is top notch. I noticed that the manga ended halfway on vol. 4. Are there no mor plans for sequels?

    PS: Please consider scanlating tokyo ghoul. I dislike Niggastream for ruining my best weekly manga.

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    1. Hey Budi,

      the manga ends on Volume 5, which currently consists of only one chapter. Nikiichi Tobita posted that last chapter on Pixiv on February 16th, 2015, long after his first professional manga MONSTER x MONSTER was licensed and two days before the second volume of it was released. He even went back and redrew major parts of all chapters between volume 1 and volume 3 chapter 16 and added these fancy colorful covers. That's also why there won't be any fancy covers after chapter 17 for the rest of volume 3.

      tl;dr The guy's a hard worker. I'm sure he's just been really busy with his professional career and will pick Bonfire NEET up sooner or later.

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    2. Glad to know there are still more good chapters waiting to be translated. I have to say, despite the manga being a doujin, it has a very good character advancement compared to other seinen comics out there. It's a pretty good gem you've selected! Shame that monster x monster didn't take off. tbh, it's like a worse carbon copy of bonfire neet.

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    3. @Translator Fag
      I just came here to thank you for your hard work doing this scanlations! You are awesome!

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    4. Think the artist is one of those who will be great when team up with an author.

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  30. Thanks for translating this manga. Read it because of the long weird name and love it.

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  31. I really love this manga. It has a nice and warm pace . Thanks for this beautiful job.

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  32. This one's great. You can see the shift in tone 1/3rd of the way in but overall it holds good intrigue and pacing.

    Much thanks for putting work into translating this. It's a very enjoyable read.

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  33. I saw this posted one of the of the Manga websites out there. Clicked on it because of the long title. I didn't expect ti to be such a gem. Will you be translating the rest up tot he cut off?

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    1. Of course, I will. I'm just a bit busy with Christmas and all. I'll be back to my usual pace after the holidays.

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  34. Alléluia !!! it's still alive!!
    you're a blessing for us westerners who don't know shit about kanji!
    please, keep the good work...
    nb: chapters from 3-16 to 4-14 are missing on pixiv, did you find them elsewere ?

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  35. A great manga, many thanks for the awesome work

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  36. A great manga, many thanks for the awesome work

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  37. My favourite manga! Thanks a lot for your work.
    I can't wait to see the rest of the fight with captain Crow.

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  38. Anyone have any idea when the next chapter will be out?

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    1. Just released a new chapter. Sorry for the slow pace.

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    2. Thanks a lot for new chapter.

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    3. Just glad I get to read the manga.

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  39. Is this weekly? Or? Thanks for the responce in advance.

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  40. Thank you so much for your hard work, this manga is truly awesome.

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  41. There are so many great manga out there that I like. From top mangeka and world famous shonen jump series to teams that draw amazing art and stories that make you think.

    But in the end it's Bonfire NEET that makes me happy the most and is read first before all the other stuff.

    Thank you for translating.

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    1. Totally Agree with what you just said!

      It's sad that this manga will be ending soon. I hate that his other work didn't get enough traction either. I enjoy his story and design.

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  42. can you translate Monster x Monster manga by Nikiichi Tobita
    its an interesting story just like Bonfire Neet..

    thank you

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  43. thanks for translation this awesome manga dude

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  44. This manga helped me push through tough times, then and now. I just want you to know how much I appreciate your efforts. If I hadn't read this back then I may not have been here today. I know it sounds silly saying how one manga is shaping my life but I really understood how Baki felt. Thanks to this manga I can give myself a little excuse to try harder, a little bit at a time. Thank you.

    - JK

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  45. Hey translator, how many chapters does Volume 4 have? Is it true that after Volume 4 there will be 1 chapter in Volume 5 and then we might have to wait some years?

    And thanks for cleanup, translating and publishing!

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    1. Hey, yes, unfortunately, that's true. He did say it's just on hold though, so I'm hoping he'll continue working on it someday, but I'm sure he'll be busy with his licensed manga.

      Btw, there is a one-shot about Papas' last moments (3 chapters IIRC) that I'm planning on translating too.

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    2. What's his licensed Manga? I actually liked Monster X Monster (sad it's gone) and this one.

      If he has another one, I'd be interested in looking for it.

      Second time posting... Thanks Again for the work.

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    3. @Anon:3:04AM
      I think it's called "Shinobi Gataki". I got this from the bato forum(MonsterXMonster-page).

      Obligatury spoiler warning.

      chap 1 :
      https://imgur.com/a/Rv9Xw
      Another fight:
      https://imgur.com/a/Ueofg

      I'm a little bit disappointed. I can't read Japanese but it looks rather generic/mainstream. Lacking of the humour and uniqueness. Although, his drawing style is very mature and excellent.

      @Translator: How many chapters does Volume 4 have?

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    4. That is a general problem I see with amateur artists turning pro. Their art and pacing improve, but they often lose what made them unique and funny (I blame the magazine editors). It was the same thing with YOKO. His licensed manga are great, but not quite the same as his 2ch work.

      Volume 4 of Bonfire NEET has 32 chapters.

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    1. Thanks for worrying about me and sorry this chapter took so long. As you can probably guess, I've been a bit busy lately and it was a very wordy chapter (like most chapters in Bonfire NEET). I'll try not to take too long with the next one.

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  48. Great work on the last chapter. Thanks a lot. Do you have a link to the original thread (or meme?)?

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    1. Go to the following site for a summary of everything related to Bonfire NEET:

      http://astaroth-jp.net/movie/dq5/

      First, there's the link to this manga version on Pixiv.
      Then, there's a link to a movie version made with Dragon Quest V on NicoNico.
      And lastly, there are links to the original seven 2ch threads where the story was posted.

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  49. what is the name of the for this manga ?

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  50. what is the name of the game for this manga ?

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  51. Thanks, thanks, thanks for all this work by you such a great manga with it's own originality.

    Quick question, why not use this comic for his licensed manga? But instead he create a new story that seems so generic.

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    1. My guess is that there would have been copyright problems regarding the Dragon Quest references that are everywhere in this manga. They would have had to make some sort of deal with Square Enix and I'm sure it would have cost a lot.

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    2. Thanks for the reply,

      Well such a shame, another question, I read a manga named monster x monster, is he the author? Because the main protagonist is also a neet.
      And that manga just got cancelled now why would he not use that manga since it's not using any of dragon quest or any other references?
      You know it's just such a shame that his licensed manga looks nothing special about.

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  52. Cool Another chapter arriving,thanks for the work. How many left on the volume?

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  53. > Volume 4 of Bonfire NEET has 32 chapters.

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  54. Just wanted to thank you for translating. I really appreciate it! :)

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  55. Once again thanks for the scanlation must be a pretty hefty work especially the latest chapter

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  56. Just read this. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for all the work translating it, Boon. Despite not being a JRPG fan or getting any nostalgia, the story, art, and dialogue are all interesting despite being themes on a very common manga tale.

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  57. really really thank you for translating this manga
    it's really refreshing to see baki growth..

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  58. Is there update after chapter 32 from the author??

    The story doesn't seems to be rushed so it's a good thing

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    1. He posted chapter 1 of volume 5 in February, 2015. Now you might think he dropped it since it was more than a year ago, but that was 2 years after he posted chapter 32 of volume 4. So there's still hope that he'll continue. I'm sure he's just busy being a pro manga artist.

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  59. "Translator Fag", Do you know of any other manga's with similar mc's as in that they are really unique and non-generic and have an incredible amount of character development. The only other i can think of is Guts from Berserk. Btw both Bonfire NEET and Berserk or my favourite mangas by far. (probably due to the main characters being so unique and interesting). Also thank you so much for translating this manga it is so good and you don't have to know anything from dragon quest to enjoy it. :)

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  60. seems that one will be the last chapter we will see this year. thanks for translating all of this boon!

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    1. Did the author stop with the series or is he just on a break?

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  61. I thank you very much for your hard work here Mr Boon.
    I have enjoyed this series very much, finding it different to all the others I have read.
    I how you will continue to maintain this language interface between us readers and this work of art. Orz

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