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
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Mishiranu kishi o hiroimashite
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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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New 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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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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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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Shybreeze rated it
October 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Hmm. It's cute. Our MC is a typical salaryman and our ML is a typical gentleman knight. In ML's world, MC is considered beautiful and men can marry other men. So, when ML transmigrated and seeing how MC is so open to him... Hilarity ensues XD

Thanks Ars BL Translations for translating this!!
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Amudoki15 rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: Completed
I definitely loved it! It was a really sweet story.

I loved the tsundere personality of the MC, because it was the perfect mix of tsun-tsun and dere-dere, neither too aggressive and nor too sweet. And of course, the ML was a really doting lover, and I had loved him too.

Un short, one of my favorite BL novels.
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mariaflora1208 rated it
June 29, 2019
Status: Completed
Initially, I was very reluctant in picking this up despite the good reviews. I just felt that these 19 chapters won't satisfy me and will leave me hanging. But man, I was SO wrong.

And it actually became one of my favorites, too. This story is so fluffy, it's so cute! Both ML and MC have their own charms, I really love them. It doesn't feel rushed and there is no winding useless drama (which I usually hate). Just the right pacing of two people slowly falling in love.

So, will I... more>> read this again? Absolutely, YES!💖 <<less
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solecist rated it
January 28, 2019
Status: Completed
It's sweet, cute fluff. Since it's so short we get all that fluff without it overstaying its welcome.
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oosydneyoo rated it
October 23, 2018
Status: Completed
One of the best fantasy BL novels I've read in a long while.

Most times with this transmigration genre the story jumps around too much for my liking and the plot feels too loose, detail is only spent on boasting on how over powered the MC or ML is, or on fighting, or on collecting worshipers. With this novel that's not the case, this story takes its time immersing you and letting you get to know the characters inside and out. The characters are so relatable and the author doesn't rely... more>> on making you like the character because they kick ass. These characters just feel real and you love them for the souls the author breathed into them.

The plots not vague in this one, the story does a good job of making you live in it and progresses smoothly. Side note: If your a youngin who likes quick paced stuff and instant gratification this probably ain't your cup of tea. This author is perfect in my eyes. Actually being able to picture the MCs home and the places they visit is refreshing and I've not been able to do that in awhile. I've missed books like this, books that feel mature. I've been so disappointed lately in all these vain BLs I've been wasting my time with, so glad I finally found this gem, even if its short. Oh how I wish for more of this good read.

On a side not the translator is top quality and probably a big reason as to why I was able to immerse myself in this novel so heavily. A good author combined with a good translator is pure heaven. Thank you Ars Translations for a job well done. ~~~Blows sh*t tons of kisses <<less
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