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
Related Series
Brought My Wife Back from Another World (Sequel)
The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love (3)
Beloved Marriage in High Society (2)
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)
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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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Chuki Yuuki
New Chuki Yuuki
June 19, 2020
Status: Completed
Ahhh~ this is sweetness and bitterswet sadness rolled into 19 chapters and 3 extras~ sooo good! It's a great read whenever you're up for a break and read an emotional roller coaster (and smutty *insert wiggling eyebrows*) short story.
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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

how ML said that in his world love was just love and gender didn't matter more than feelings there.

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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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 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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yueer rated it
June 8, 2020
Status: Completed
Since this was a short story, I expected it to be some fluffy cute romance. Sort of like those one-volume manga you read when you have nothing much to do. Well, this novel really delivers. It's really cute and soft, but at the same time will make you sob. I certainly wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but it's a good and fun read.
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June 6, 2020
Status: extra 3
I recommend it

it is a very cute story but with some fluff in them. But what do you expect from bl. Also I quite the dog like characters, they can be cute but than turn really beastly.
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Animefan73 rated it
May 2, 2020
Status: Completed
I would give it 5 ⭐️

It's such a beautiful love story between two individuals from different worlds. I loved it so much that I read it twice.

This book is told from Azusa's perspective. The sequel titled Brought my wife back from another world is told from Ilias's perspective.

I so highly recommend it. It's a short read and I wished there was more!
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Tazberry rated it
April 7, 2020
Status: Completed
Adorable story, the relationship dynamic was cute and funny. When I read the summary I thought it reminded me of The Knight Before Christmas movie so that's why I started this (too bad the knight didn't have a name like Sir Cole so everyone thinks 'his name is Circle?' lol. The MC is an adorable tsundere and the knight is not like some useless guy from a primitive time, he's a cool and adaptive guy that has a lot of cute sides. It's a short read but I felt that... more>> it was very easy to get into and I quickly got attached to the characters.

Also, before I started reading I was worried by "procrastinatorpro's" review about the MC's misogynist view and the 'role of a woman' but I think they must not have read the story properly or they read it with some weird prejudice in mind because there is none of that in the story.


When the knight comes he assumes the daily chores in return for staying at the MC's house, but why is this not viewed as 'taking the role of the woman?' When a salaryman goes to another world and has no skills to utilize and turns to taking care of the house just like his partner did, going even so far as to take a part-time job to keep busy, why is this interpreted as a lack of independence? We also don't see like, any interaction with women so why is it that MC has a lack of disrespect towards woman and only view them for their body? There isn't even a hint of this, there's only like two scenes where the women MC works with are viewed as scary because they're overly strong-willed and a scene at the end where MC describes his new coworker in the new world and she is described with big boobs and a cute face while being super tall while having an overly affectionate personality but no suitors.


Anyways, don't pay attention to unfounded opinions, read this with peace of mind. It's a great story. <<less
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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~~~

... more>>

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.

anyway, the translator does an amazing job, its very well written. <<less
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KuroXNeko rated it
March 31, 2020
Status: Completed
Fluffy, cute and sweet moments between the two characters with spoonfuls of heart-wrenching moments. Enjoyed reading this and regretted not finding this earlier huuuu. Love the translations!!

Sweet-loving story. Recommend to read for all fujoshi!
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