Rain (レイン, rein) is a Japanese light novel series written by Takumi Yoshino and illustrated by MID (vol. 1-2) and 風間雷太 (vol. 3 onward).

This is a fan-translation. Rainy Translations does not claim any rights to this work. If you enjoyed the story, please support the author by purchasing a copy of the series.

Link to the author’s page on amazon.jp.

Story Synopsis

Murgenia —a land from another world.

Yet to be influenced by the shadow of the Scientific Revolution, the people continue to pass down the ancient vestiges of magic.

It is a world ruled by sword and sorcery——

A long, long time had passed since the great war that had engulfed the whole land of Murgenia.

The fragile peace that had kept the balance in the land was now heading towards its demise.

Zarmine, a large country in the northern regions of the continent, had been reborn with the coming of her new king.

Unsatisfied by the small power he wielded, he now burned with a desire to conquer the world.

Under orders from the strongest king, the Dark Army invaded and spread the flames of war across the land.

Sunkwoll, a small kingdom located in the south-west, was one of Zarmine’s targets for invasion.

Her national power was not even a tenth of Zarmine’s. Morale was at an all-time low.

Furthermore, her current king was excessively favorable towards the nobility. The people had already lost their faith in him.

The end of the small kingdom of Sunkwoll seemed inevitable……

Volume 1: The Warrior Who was Born on a Rainy Day

Volume 2: Uninvited Return

Volume 3: Chandrys Invades

Volume 4: The World To You

Volume 5: Commencement of the Martial Arts Tournament

Volume 6: Outbreak of a Great War!

6 thoughts on “Rain

    • That…kinda might depend on how you define as “harem”. There are obviously many female characters who are interested in Rain, but I couldn’t tell you how many of them he “accepts” because I haven’t exactly finished reading the series myself. Personally, I doubt that he will (but then again, I also despise harems because they’re cliched, overused, and tend to advocate for poor character building).

      Then again, I wasn’t the person who tagged the novel series as a “harem”, so it’s entirely possible that it becomes one later on. I might seriously consider dropping this if it does though…


  1. I wouldn’t mind him picking up an extra girl or two as I think it can still be done well but, yeah, harems can get pretty cliched pretty quickly. I am happy with the pace of the story so far but am a little concerned by the author’s lack of character development of some of the characters (the girls, in particular) he has floating around the MC. I get that he is using them a lot for comic relief, etc but if they will not be growing anytime soon (or he/she intends to write a Tolkien-esque epic) you’ll just have a gaggle of cheerleaders that are useless in a fight, or even worse useless in the plot. Gunther is my fave char and would love to see his backstory sometime 😁

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  2. Thanks Sephiria for your wonderful translations and for continuing translating this great LN despite the author’s death.
    ps. In case you haven’t notice the download links for Rain v1-pdf & v5-epub are dead


    • Thanks for the heads up. The v5 epub should be working again now. I am not sure why the v1 pdf isn’t working. It seems to be an issue on mediafire’s end. The v5 epub fixed itself over time, so I’m hopeful that the v1 pdf will resolve itself on it’s own too. Will check back in later.


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