Picked up a Strange Knight

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This is the story of the ordinary salaryman who picked up a strange man that turned out to be a knight, and the strange knight who began living with an ordinary salaryman in modern Japan.

Doggy-like knight x tsundere-feeling salaryman.

Sequel: Bringing My Wife Back from Another World

Associated Names
One entry per line
Mishiranu kishi o hiroimashite
見知らぬ騎士を拾いまして。
Related Series
Brought My Wife Back from Another World (Sequel)
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Cat K (2)
Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me (2)
Brought My Wife Back from Another World (2)
The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Life Without Boundaries (BL Edition)
  2. BL's ive read
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  4. Short Stories (BL)
  5. Overrated and Underrated BL

Latest Release

Date Group Release
01/28/19 Ars BL Translations extra 3
06/10/18 Ars BL Translations extra 2
06/10/18 Ars BL Translations c19 (end)
05/06/18 Ars BL Translations c18
04/23/18 Ars BL Translations c17
04/01/18 Ars BL Translations c16
03/24/18 Ars BL Translations c15
03/22/18 Ars BL Translations extra 1
03/17/18 Ars BL Translations c14
03/13/18 Ars BL Translations c13
03/05/18 Ars BL Translations c12
02/26/18 Ars BL Translations c11
02/21/18 Ars BL Translations c10
02/17/18 Ars BL Translations c9
02/14/18 Ars BL Translations c8
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Ars
Ars
February 2, 2018
Status: Completed
I translated this story because of how much I love the main characters. Azusa, the narrator, is a sassy and blunt salaryman who has a lot of pride but is also a bit lazy. Ilias, the knight from another world, is an earnest, hardworking, and excitable person who looks at the modern world with childlike wonder. The first half of the story focuses on the two of them getting acquainted. At first, when Azusa sees this random dude in front of his apartment, he thinks that Ilias must be some... more>> weirdo chuuni cosplayer. Still, he takes Ilias in and teaches him about modern-world concepts like how to use a shower, how to cook, what's a TV, and no, you can't get a job as a mercenary or a fighter in an arena please put that sword down before you get arrested.

The story is bright with Azusa's snarky narration, and later, his embarrassed reactions to Ilias's earnest and doting behavior. As someone with a lot of pride, Azusa is tormented by Ilias's chivalric, shoujo-manga-like wooing, but his tsundere personality shows through when he quietly accepts Ilias's affections despite how much he scolds the other man in his head. Their interactions are absolutely adorable as you can see just how much Ilias cherishes Azusa, and how much Azusa cares about Ilias (despite all attempts to appear indifferent).

The smut tag on this story exists because the R18 scenes are highly explicit, but even without these scenes, the romantic development between the two characters is very well done. After reading one of the more romantic scenes in chapter 8, I skipped ahead and read the rest of the story through MTL and ended up crying a little on the final chapter. (It's a happy ending.)

Overall, if you're a BL fan who likes really fluffy and heartwarming romances, give it a try. If you're not into BL and just want to see what life's like for an otherworlder in Japan, it's safe to read this story up until chapter 5; most of Ilias's 'discovering the world' scenes are in the first four chapters. <<less
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silverwings24
silverwings24 rated it
January 28, 2018
Status: c6
So, I'm not sure why the ratings are so bad right now. Is it because theres only 2 6 chapters? Is it because people discriminate against yaoi? Is the free translation not good enough? Well, for now at chapter 2 the story is interesting and at least its somewhat unique. The translation is good enough for me. So unless theres some horrible mistake or the story devolves my rating will stay at a 5.
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TammyMay
TammyMay rated it
January 30, 2018
Status: Completed
At the time of this review, I have read the whole thing. It's a very cute slice of life that follows a salaryman and a knight he picked up.

It's super relaxing to read and very enjoyable and people should really give the story a try!
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btsdynamiteAUG21
btsdynamiteAUG21 rated it
September 7, 2020
Status: Completed
I didn't expect it to be this to be on my taste. I have read countless of stories similar to these yet I can't stop reading I got flustered when it suddenly got near to end.... But

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Although they ended up with each other, the way the MC left his original world seems a bit irresponsible?? I mean there are people there who knows him ot eveb cares for him.... Imagine being them and your friend suddenly vanoshed into thin air with no trace left.

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I had this "what if" notion in mind, cause it was such a waste... that:

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I wish they could've stayed in MC's world....I mean, I just thought that it's more suitable for the ML to ' 'sacrifice' his riches, position, etc,.. for his lover and use it as a notion of "really in deep in love".... for me it would leave a deeper impression.

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And another point,

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Yet the author chose MC to come to the other world, leaving less impression than to the thought of ML coming to his world instead. I mean MC has got less than the ML.

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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
February 14, 2018
Status: Completed
so much fluff; full of 'Awwwww, cute' moments that make you chuckle. There's no melodrama and the MC is an adorable tsundere. I found it a very relaxing and enjoyable read.
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Kleep
Kleep rated it
May 13, 2018
Status: c18
Even though this is a short novel, it certainly doesn't suffer for that reason. The characters are well fleshed out, the setting is fun, the pacing is nicely done, and it's great to read.

It is still able to grab hold of your emotions, and to top it all off... the smut is soooo good.
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
July 31, 2018
Status: Completed
The novel was absolutely adorable! The MC and ML were exactly as the summary described. The MC is a tsundere while the ML is really like a big loyal doggy with a little mischievous side to him. The smut is also really good and explicit so it leaves nothing to the imagination, gotta love all the details~

Overall, I really recommend this novel to any fellow fujoshi out there, this story is definitely worth a read!
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itikky
itikky rated it
February 21, 2018
Status: --
Dear ars, thanks for the warning, otherwise the 0 to 100 would have been shocking! Lol it's so cute and fluffy, but you're right that Ilias has. No. Chill. XDDD MC is so relatable and cute in his own way too!
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ereshkigal5
ereshkigal5 rated it
February 19, 2020
Status: --
Lovely story, lovely characters, lovely everything.

The translation quality is excellent, and comes with the added bonus of the original author not only being aware of the translation, but being genuinely thrilled that their work has been made available to English-speaking audiences.
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LuluLamp0
LuluLamp0 rated it
February 19, 2018
Status: c8
It's a cute, fluffy story. I don't think I'll be changing my rating soon, specially with the upcoming chapter :D
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procrastinatorpro
procrastinatorpro rated it
April 4, 2020
Status: c20
its a cute, feel-good story, worth a one-time read. The interactions between MC and ML are pretty cute and oooh the vinegar-drinking scenes are STEAMYYY~~~

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but what's up with that utter lack of independence of the MC after the end of the main story? And what's up with conforming to the stereotypical role of the 'woman' in a relationship? This dynamic disappoints me so damn much, but I guess I shouldn't have expected something better out of a BL novel but I still hoped for something progressive. Moreover, the MC's view of women in general smacks of disrespect, its only limited to their body.

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anyway, the translator does an amazing job, its very well written. <<less
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thypsychotic
thypsychotic rated it
November 16, 2019
Status: extra 3
So much can be felt in this little novel, really.

MC is a tsundere but the best kind of tsundere with how he's still willing to express his feelings to ML in a healthy way. ML is an absolute treasure with his sincere affection to MC. The romance between the two isn't much of a slowburn with how short the entire thing is, but the process of them falling in love was so natural and didn't feel forced. The plot did not digress and wasn't overreaching. One of the best elements... more>> for me is
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how ML said that in his world love was just love and gender didn't matter more than feelings there.

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That was beautiful. Only good things to say for this novel. It's definitely one of my faves and I'm overflowing with emotions for it that I'm blubbering. This is a quaint gem. <<less
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binkspinx
binkspinx rated it
July 27, 2018
Status: Completed
Both the MC and ML is pretty cute. I love how the author phased her work, not that fast and not that slow either. Once the two determined their feelings they did not go wishy washy and instead, held on to it. It's definitely a good break from all the reincarnation novels that I'm reading. If you're after a light read with good smut, I highly recommend this book.
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Chipmunkch33k5
Chipmunkch33k5 rated it
June 4, 2021
Status: Completed
。・゚゚・ (≧д≦) WAAHHHHHH!!!・゚゚・。

I HATE THAT THIS ISN'T LONGER BUT IT'S SO PERFECT FOR IT'S SIZEEEEEE!!!!

*sniff sniff*🤧 Especially the smut; so delicious but it also made the dog food salty from my tears。゚ (゚இ‸இ゚+) ゚。

And last but not least I must talk about how adorable the author, TL team and the comments were! They all made me smile so much (*˘▽˘*)
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Michelle-08
Michelle-08 rated it
May 31, 2021
Status: Completed
Ahhhh this one I cried a little. There's a part of the novel where you can actually feel the loneliness of the MC. Oppps! Don't get me wrong okay but the story has a lot of fluff and cute! The ML and MC were both adorable. A tsundere MC and a very loyal ML, lol. Overall it's a feel good novel, an easy read. Smut 7.5/10, story 8.5/10.
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rinshi
rinshi rated it
March 18, 2020
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed this novel. It was full of fluff and cuteness and a tiny bit of sadness before the end.

Both MC and ML are adorable. I couldn't help but fall in love with their relationship.

I truly recommend this heartwarming gem!
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Kaylee
Kaylee rated it
October 11, 2019
Status: Completed
It's short good bl novel that easily can pass as manga. You can imagine all the scenes in manga style.

That's how good the translator doing their job! And how the author created such a nice flow with how short this novel.
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Akira-chanu
Akira-chanu rated it
September 29, 2018
Status: Completed
Very sweet. The ending is lovely and I'd definitely reread it! Sweet casual couple.
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Erudite.Cielo
Erudite.Cielo rated it
June 22, 2021
Status: Completed
It's a short story but I still love it! (✪㉨✪)
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KeraShr
KeraShr rated it
June 14, 2021
Status: Completed
A very fluffy Story with tsundere MC & his husband s*ave ML!! Low on fantasy but I feel that it will be more in the coming sequel.

Looking forward, to read their married life in Sequel 'Brought My Wife Back from Another World' ☺🥰
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