Manga wo Yomeru Ore ga Sekai Saikyou – Chapter 5

Chapter 5: Trade with Water


Sylvia and I got married.


Both of us are 6-year olds, but in between world’s wealthy people, that wasn’t relevant. The law that says 「Marriage starts from ** years old」 doesn’t exist, and even as a child, when the parents agreed then it goes through normally.

Political marriage between nobility, things like that happens even if they’re babies.


Putting a magic ring to Sylvia and making a vow in front of god, we did a simple wedding.

By the way, the reason why the magic ring is called a magic ring, is because when someone have an affair it would be immediately shattered to pieces.

Well, it isn’t relevant to the 6-year old Sylvia.


And, Sylvia and I started to live in the same room.

Not only sleeping for one night, we started to live together in my room everyday.

Marrying, and living in the same room. It’s not like something will change immediately.


Sylvia is 6-years old. My body is also 6-years old.

Holding hands while sleeping together, is the most of the physical contact we have.

……It was surprising though, being able to have a deep sleep just by holding hands.




The next day, I was reading Grimoire manga at the yard.

With Ojii-san’s permission, I was able to take out the books freely and read it.

And beside me, Sylvia was taking a peek at it.

Peeking, and looks at it intently.

I was curious so I asked.


「Can Sylvia read this?」



She shook her head.


「It’s very hart」

「You can’t read it at all?」

「Yup, can’t read」


This time she nodded. But her sight was still pinned to the Grimoire.

I see, she couldn’t read it after all. Maybe it was hard to read for old people, but it was a child then they could read it. I thought that was kind of pattern, but it looks like I was wrong.

As I’ve thought, people of the other world can’t read manga huh, normally.


「Can Lucio-sama read?」

「I can read. It was surprisingly interesting, this Grimoire」

「Is it fun?」


Sylvia opened her eyes widely.

She couldn’t read so she was surprised. But if you can read it you can tell. The manga here, there are a lot or surreal developments, but they are those that was interesting in that way.

That’s why I could read it without getting tired of it everyday.


I wiped my sweat with the back of my hand, and turned the page.

It has become hot.

Suddenly, cool wind was blowing.

If I look to my side, Sylvia was fanning me. *PataPata*




When I said it, Sylvia was happy.

Being fanned *PataPata*, I continued to read the Grimoire.

After a while, a wagon came. It went inside the mansion’s yard.

On the loading platform of the wagon, a few huge wooden barrels are loaded.


「I wonder what that is」

「I don’t know」


When I was staring at it, the maid Amanda came out from the mansion.

She approached the wagon, paid money to the middle-aged man who was handling it, and asked to unload the barrels.

I approached, and asked.


「Amanda, what’s that?」

「Obo-chama. This is water」


「Yes, it is water for drinking. This area’s water are not very clean, and even if we boil it, it cannot be used for drinking and cooking. Even drinking a little will immediately cause stomach pain. That is why, like this, we are ordering water for drinking from the area that has clean source of water」

「Was that so? Isn’t it troublesome?」

「It is really not like that」


Amanda smiled.


「People who live in this area, everyone had always done it that way, we are used to it」


Amanda said while smiling, and using a trolley, she carried the water barrels inside the mansion.

I thought.

Water is undrinkable, huh.




I returned the book to the archive, leave the mansion, and went to the nearby forest.

I followed the road in my memory, if I’m correct, there should be a small river ahead.

So I walked ahead. Sylvia was following me *TokoToko*, from behind.

The way inside the forest were uneven, so while saying *ZehZeh*, she looked like she was taking a hard time.


「Sylvia. You can wait at the mansion you know」

*U-Uu〜n*. I’ll come too」

「Is that so」


I loosened my feet.

I waited for Sylvia, followed her pace, and went to the river slowly.

We arrived at the River. I scooped the clean-looking river with the palm of my hand.

I smelled it, and looked at it intently.

It looks like nothing strange, *Pero* I licked it.




A stimulating taste penetrated my brain.




I spit it in a hurry, the tip of my tongue got numb.


「Are you okay?! Lucio-sama」

*Pe*,*Pe*, I-I’m okay」


It looked that clean, and didn’t smell like anything, but the instant I put it in my mouth it was like poison. I spit it immediately, and *Goshi Goshi* scrub my tongue with my sleeves, but the discomfort strongly remained.

I see, looks like it was true that drinking this is impossible.

If it’s like that, I took out a small cup from my pocket.

I scooped water, and placed my palm on top of it.




I casted magic to the cup’s water. A light coated the cup, and *KopoKopo* the water seemed to boil.

After a while, it subsides.


「It should be alright with this……」


If the magic had an effect, it should’ve become 「Drinkable」 water.

Distillation. Removing the impurities from a liquid, a magic that makes it purified water.

It is probably the opposite version of distillation, a magic that removes the impurities and make it pure water.

That’s why this should be drinkable……probably, but the one earlier also had no smell on it so it’s a little scary.


While I was hesitating, Sylvia took it.

And *Gui*, she drank it at once.


「Sylvia?! What are you doing」


Surprised with Sylvia who suddenly did that, and looked what happens.

After a while, *Nicori*, she smiles and looked at me.


「……It was okay, it’s delicious」

「Hey hey, is it really okay?」



Sylvia returned the cup to me.

I scooped water one more time, cast Distillation to it again, and this time drank it myself.

As Sylvia said, the water became drinkable properly. It was pure water that has no taste.


With Distillation, I confirmed that the water here can be purified with magic.

With this……I could do a trade.

It’s not like there are no water, it’s an area there has plenty of undrinkable water.

With this magic, I thought that it would be a good trade.









Chapter 4 <-> Chapter 6

Translator Notes:

1. 「It’s very hart」 = she’s 6-years old so yeah, mispronouncing is normal. Hard, she wanted to say, well it’s cute so it doesn’t matter.
2. 「ディスティレーション(Distillation)」 = it was way cooler in original language because it’s an English word in a Japanese-Language novel. Doesn’t seem to be right, but yeah maybe it was fixed in the light novel.
Distillation? = although it was distilled, the author wrote 「純(Jun=Pure)水(Sui=Water)」=purified water instead of 「蒸留(Jouryuu=distillation)水(Sui=water)」. So although he used 「ディスティレーション(Distillation)」 magic, instead of distilled water it was pure/purified water. By the way 「浄化(Jouka)」= purification.
3. Well, I’m not good at chemistry so I really dunno.
4. There are a lot of onomatopoeia on this chapter/novel.

25 comments on “Manga wo Yomeru Ore ga Sekai Saikyou – Chapter 5

  1. Nyamsus says:


  2. Dark Jackel says:

    Thanks for the chapter! I am very interested in just why nobody else can read the grimoires — I wonder if they aren’t actually manga… 🤔

  3. siral20 says:

    Thanks for the translation.
    Must not be any animals in that area if the water is bad. (Maybe only monsters?) I was looking forward to some modern knowledge usage but ended up with a “poof” fix. Oh well, still is interesting. 🙂

  4. bladestorm91 says:

    Rather than distillation/purification of the river water he should really find out the cause of its poisoning. There’s no way a clear unsmelly water from non-technological world should be like that, this problem smells of monsters or intentional sabotage.

  5. GM_Rusaku says:

         ∧_ ∧
        (`・ω・)  Thanks!
       ,ノ^  yヽ、  Nepu!!
       ヽ,, ノ==l.ノ    Pudding!!!
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  6. Qianweijia says:

    Please change Distillation to Purify. My chemistry background is making me cringe so hard.

  7. smoggythebear says:

    Thanks for a new chapter :3
    “Distillation. Removing the impurities from a liquid, a magic that makes it purified water.

    It is probably the opposite version of distillation, a magic that removes the impurities and make it pure water.”

    …say what?

    • Paichun says:

      Instead of the water being evaporated(well, distilled), the impurities was evaporated? Maybe something like that.

      • i think it’s more of he used distillation and yet in the next line it says “It is probably the opposite version of distillation, a magic that removes the impurities and make it pure water.” so the opposite of distillation is distillation?

      • Paichun says:

        He distilled the impurities instead of distilling the water, maybe that’s why he called it “opposite”.

      • that makes sense but the way the author worded it leaves out those specifics which makes it sound weird

    • Anonymous Coward says:

      Distillation = taking 2-mixture solution, components of which have 2 different boiling points, and transitioning one to a vapor at “in-between boiling points” temperature, then condensing the vapor.

      Normally this is used to purify alcohol-water mash mixture in a still. The vapor (alcohol) is condensed and saved, the liquid (water) is thrown out.

      By “reverse of distillation” he probably means save the liquid, discard the vapor. So whatever (the poison) was had a lower vapor/boiling point than water (at standard pressure).

  8. CrispyNoodle says:

    Drinking distilled water….? Yeah…..

  9. vtkun says:

    thanks for the chapter /o/o//o/ need more

  10. sfcipher says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

  11. Thanks for the chapter!

  12. Mesmerised says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

  13. Smart MC! interesting turn of event 😀 , an easy money ahahaha 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

  14. cursedlight says:

    Well, Chemistry is telling me that you can’t drink distilled water,but why not xD

    • redkoolaid2015 says:

      What harm could come of drinking distilled water (not only distilled water but as long as you are getting those trace minerals somewhere else)?

      Maybe you are thinking of stillage, the nasty slush left after a large amount of a liquid has been distilled from it? It could potentially have many harmful things in it in concentrations high enough to be very bad for you depending on how large an amount of water you distilled out of it.

  15. hasutsuki says:

    That magic ring, if we sell it in real world, it would sell like a hot cakes…

    And a carnage for many man…Huh(?)

  16. FishS says:

    Yeah right, a prosper area without source of clean water. Totally believable.

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