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Vol. 5 Ch. 21 - Frida's Hair Ornament
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looks like this group calls her myne
i love shield hero so fuck that name ill still call her "main"
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At least they take the series from easygoingscans when they dropped
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@Doomer She is not a child in that world. When they turns 7, they have to go to work as adults so you cannot treat them as children. Do you expect him giving money to her and don't expect anything in return? Thing like that won't happen in a poor country. In my country and a lot of other countries, you can see children as young as 6 working to put food in their mouth.
She is lucky she met him. He give her opportunities to sell her goods and to do thing she wants, he even teaches her about this world. She can't sell the shampoo by herself anyway since she doesn't have a store or a connection to the merchant guild. From what I have seen, she can't sell anything without properly register with the guild and obtain their permission. She doesn't even have the stamina or the transport to sell it to other people outside of her area, since around her are only poor families so I doubt she can get much money.
Business is not that simple like you think. It is really complex and people need to study under someone else in order to get the experience to do that themselves so a girl without any experience like Myne can't really do that alone. There is also something called reputation and marketing. Noble won't buy good from an unknown little girl while Benno can help selling the goods to them and make more money than selling it to the poor peasants.
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@CraniumAmbiguity It's not just that it's going to be licensed, it was licensed a couple of weeks ago with Vol 1 publication coming out in May, the current fan translator is going to post to the end of the volume they're in the middle of (vol 4) as a courtesy not to leave everyone hanging, but JNC is moving at a very aggressive pace and plans to release 1 volume of LN every 2 months, so you won't even have to wait a year before the official English publication surpasses what's been fan translated. They have the manga too, but that's moving at a much slower pace of releases and I don't think it's going to catch up any time soon.
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@rhoninfire i guess there's where the problem is, that we interpret the story differently. you guys see a nice merchant teaching the MC about business and making some slight money of it while i see a grown ass man manipulating a little girl to make tons of money...
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2 days not online cause of RL, When I open Mangadex, I saw this update altho this series was dropped before.....
YEAH THIS SERIES IS ALIVE @RonBWL, Can I Kiss Worship You
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@RhoninFire

It just so happen I saw a teaser of it's upcoming anime adaptation. So more people will be aware of it.

https://youtu.be/hUxDyi18Mmo
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Thank you so much for picking this up.
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Comments reminds me of these
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jUSDgolz7g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q2uDFn0ISw
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While comments are apparently devolving into flames wars. I'm just glad this manga got picked up again. This is both one of my favorite, possibly the favorite manga and isekai. If there's a series I want more people to know of its existence, it's this one. So many isekai series this one I feel like it really taking a proper approach to "what would happen if a person from a modern first world country is transported into another world?"

So many seem to that that premise and dump it to be just a pretext a character to be a conduit for someone's fulfillment rather (though it doesn't automatically mean a death knell despite I'm making sound like that). This is not one of them.

But I still kinda want to get involved in this dumb argument.

@Doomer - I'm gonna defer to author's intent here. You can keep interpreting that Benno is ripping Main off. But from the framing of the story, the characterization of the interaction between Main and Benno, and direction of the paneling - the intent is Benno's role is to be a guide for Main's growth into business and a conduit for her inventions to be spread. You might not like terms of the trade. But if he wasn't there - her high-end baskets would remain selling with the other baskets at cheap trinket prices, her 2-1 shampoo would be kept in the family with nothing sold, the few wares she would have would be likely at tiny profit margins despite being luxury-level quality (while needing the money for both her dreams and her family), remain uneducated in the economics of her world, and left completely uninformed of contracts and other things she learned from him. I'm pretty sure if Frida found her first, Main would have given up tons of trade secrets and materials for cookies and a few pieces of cooper with no guidance, materials, connections, or contracts.
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@Doomer:
>so it's ok to rob her and her family of their chance of wealth because they are poor?
He literally just made a trade deal that give her royalties to paper, she IS going to make banks from this.
>so it's ok to rob her because she's financially retarded? (which really is weird seeing as shes a grown as woman in a childs body, you would think she would be smarter)
She's indeed a grown woman, but also one who had no experience in running business, and spent much of her past life trying to (and did, until she died) become a LIBRARIAN.
>so it's ok to block any chance for them to actually become merchants because they aren't already merchants?
How is he blocking her? The shampoo-paper investment was a trade, and Myne have the rights to paper meaning she can go elsewhere if she want.

>sell a large quantity to friends and neighbors,
How will they make that large quantity when Myne herself barely make enough for her own family as is? And if they're selling it to other poor people the profit margin would be even lower.
>once you have enough money contact a merchant and pay him to be the middle man between the guild and yourself....
You know Benno is a merchant, right? What makes a random unknown merchants better than him aside from you assuming that ANY other merchants must somehow be a nicer guy?

>i swear you are so dense, you literally said it yourself HE'S BUYING THE PAPER. he is the one who buys it and sells it along so of course he would invest into it so he could make more money,
And you seem to lack the comprehension that the investment come BEFORE THE FIRST PAPER IS EVER MADE.
> it's not because he's generous or kind it's because he can smell the money coming from it.
And? I don't think I ever argue that he's not trying to make money, pretty sure I've been saying that he IS trying to make money, but that he's treating her quite fair, which you disagree but never properly make proper example aside from some "HE ROBBING HER" that I've already pointed out he's not.

>that "investment" was "payment" for giving him that shampoo rights so he didn't do it because he trusted her or because he took a risk in it, he just paid what he promised to pay even though if it worked that money would just come right back at him....

Seriously, I'll ask you again, WHAT is your definition of a fair deal if you think how he's been treating her is unfair?
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@RonBWL thanks for the release
hope you pick this up ?
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@whimsicat
1. She's from a poor family.
so it's ok to rob her and her family of their chance of wealth because they are poor?
2. She doesn't care about profits, it's Benno who's been pounding it into her to care (Myne just want books)
so it's ok to rob her because she's financially retarded? (which really is weird seeing as shes a grown as woman in a childs body, you would think she would be smarter)
3. None of her family members ever ran a business, her dad is a soldier and her mom is a worker not a store owner.
so it's ok to block any chance for them to actually become merchants because they aren't already merchants?

>so with all these in mind, do tell, outside of some ass-pull development, how would a single family with no connection to the rich, or even registration with the merchant guild, run a business to sell shampoo? (Heck, Myne and Lutz get their registrations done basically thanks to the hairpin and Benno using it as bait)
The shampoo he'll be making will be of much better quality/varieties, with materials that Myne's family will likely never get access to normally.
sell a large quantity to friends and neighbors, once you have enough money contact a merchant and pay him to be the middle man between the guild and yourself....

>It's not like Myne will be making any shampoo for his store, he's only buying the rights, the actual making/hiring workers/workshops etc will also be out of Benno's pocket.
yea poor guy, he has to hire workers to make him money. so because he doesn't have a 5 year old girl working for him you think he's not making mad cash from that deal? he owns the complete rights to this extremely popular product, he will be swimming in money so who cares if he has to hire some workers?

>Also, all these are just to RESEARCH making paper, not mass producing them.
He's BUYING all the papers the two make until their baptism, after which they can officially start mass producing it for real (as in, making new set of tools for adult size, hiring more people, securing a workshop location, etc, all of which, again, will be on Benno's
i swear you are so dense, you literally said it yourself HE'S BUYING THE PAPER. he is the one who buys it and sells it along so of course he would invest into it so he could make more money, it's not because he's generous or kind it's because he can smell the money coming from it.


>Seriously, taking a step back to look at it, he's investing in a project that has no guarantee to success on the words of a kid from the poor district and with them keeping the rights.
This mean that if at the end of this Myne and Lutz decide to sell through another store, Benno's investments would go to benefit someone else, since because of the magic contract there's absolutely no way for him to get papers without Myne/Lutz's consent.
that "investment" was "payment" for giving him that shampoo rights so he didn't do it because he trusted her or because he took a risk in it, he just paid what he promised to pay even though if it worked that money would just come right back at him....
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@Doomer: Reminder:
1. She's from a poor family.
2. She doesn't care about profits, it's Benno who's been pounding it into her to care (Myne just want books)
3. None of her family members ever ran a business, her dad is a soldier and her mom is a worker not a store owner.

So with all these in mind, do tell, outside of some ass-pull development, how would a single family with no connection to the rich, or even registration with the merchant guild, run a business to sell shampoo? (Heck, Myne and Lutz get their registrations done basically thanks to the hairpin and Benno using it as bait)
The shampoo he'll be making will be of much better quality/varieties, with materials that Myne's family will likely never get access to normally.

It's not like Myne will be making any shampoo for his store, he's only buying the rights, the actual making/hiring workers/workshops etc will also be out of Benno's pocket.

And again, he's paying for basically everything the two spent for at least 6 months, and the magic contract (again, this thing alone is EXPENSIVE, not only is the material to make it very rare, just having access to it is in a way a show of how well your store is doing)
All of that and he doesn't keep the right to paper and for each paper sold Myne get cut of it as royalty, so it's not like Benno keep all the money here.

Also, all these are just to RESEARCH making paper, not mass producing them.
He's BUYING all the papers the two make until their baptism, after which they can officially start mass producing it for real (as in, making new set of tools for adult size, hiring more people, securing a workshop location, etc, all of which, again, will be on Benno's)

Seriously, taking a step back to look at it, he's investing in a project that has no guarantee to success on the words of a kid from the poor district and with them keeping the rights.
This mean that if at the end of this Myne and Lutz decide to sell through another store, Benno's investments would go to benefit someone else, since because of the magic contract there's absolutely no way for him to get papers without Myne/Lutz's consent.
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thanks for picking it up
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@whimsicat she got materials and a warehouse just so she could make paper which in turn would be sold to him to be resold... he is making a pretty profit of that alone but worse than that is that he traded that for shampoo, a luxury item that she had a 100% monopoly on which would be easy to make and have a fucking huge market. she could easily have gotten her family into massive wealth if she had kept it and just sold shampoo but nope she sold it so she could get material to sell yet another item to the same dude...
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It is unexpected and nice to see this get translated again. The WN translator quit awhile back and it got picked up more recently. But the last release, from the new guy, stated with the anime coming out the WN is officially getting licensed so after his next post the WN will be dropped again. T-T
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@Doomer: Since you seem to think you have a better concept of what's fair, do answer my previous question.

What do you think Benno should've done to make it so he's not a greedy trash like you seem to think he is, keeping in mind he's a merchant and he's trying to make profits.
What is fair value, in your opinion? Do you even know how much, in term of that world, is the value he gave to Myne?

Because so far you're like the Brexit
"We want to leave!"
"Ok, so can you give us the specific details?"
"UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
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Nice to see this back up! Thanks for the translations! ?
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Thank you for the translation.
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