NEET Receives A Dating Sim Game Leveling System - Chapter 344
Chapter 344: If One Palm Strike Can't Take Care of the Problem, Then Use Two Palm Strikes
Translator: imperfectluck Editor: vb24
After everyone was dealt their cards, the first player of the first round immediately used a duel card, and the person chosen as their opponent accepted readily .
The two Spirit-branded Retainers walked into the dueling arena . One side was a girl with a pretty one-piece dress, short orange hair, and a fox mask strapped to the side of her head . On the other was a girl with curly blue hair . The blue-haired girl was wearing a more ceremonial dress .
’’Let the duel begin,’’ Shunsuke Furukawa, who was acting as the judge said .
At this, both of the Spirit-branded Retainers immediately began casting spells at each other . They cast many spells and fought in melee combat . They dodged nimbly, clashed fiercely, used combo attacks, fired ranged attacks . . . their fierce battle was difficult to follow .
One minute later, the blue-haired girl succeeded in immobilizing the orange-haired girl's legs with a chaining spell .
Furukawa immediately declared that the blue-haired girl was the victor .
It was apparent that neither Spirit-branded Retainer had been going all-out . Even so, was still a nice duel . . . or at the very least, Seiji, who lacked this type of dueling experience, felt that it was nice .
He also enjoyed watching all the duels that followed after as well .
When it was time for a handsome boy wearing dark blue Sakura Island clothing to take his turn, Natsuya whispered to Seiji: ’’That's Akatsuki Mitarai . ’’
Seiji took special note of him .
He was a handsome boy who seemed gentle, elegant, and bursting with charisma . If he were put into a television drama, he would certainly be either the male lead or a popular compassionate male love interest .
Akatsuki noticed Seiji's gaze upon him and looked over at Seiji . The two of them exchanged looks . Akatsuki smiled faintly, and in response Seiji furrowed his brows slightly . Their exchange of looks only lasted a short instant .
’’I activate my duel card and choose as my opponent . . . Natsuya . ’’ The dark blue-haired boy used a duel card .
'As expected . 'Seiji felt many glances focusing on him .
He ignored all the glances and focused on his opponent's Spirit-branded Retainer . Seiji saw that the person he would be dueling against was a handsome boy with a cold and distant expression . This boy had short dark purple hair . He was wearing a dark brown windbreaker, and both his hands sported black gloves .
’’Akatsuki Mitarai's Spirit-branded Retainer's name is Naruo Yashuu . His bonded spirit is a Hannya, and his claws are incredibly fierce--be especially careful of them,’’ Natsuya warned . ’’It's fine even if we lose this duel;don't force yourself . ’’
’’I'll be careful,’’ Seiji replied .
He and Naruo Yashuu both entered the dueling arena .
After they were both a certain distance away from each other, Shunsuke Furukawa indicated for them to begin the duel .
The purple-haired boy's figure instantly vanished .
'He's above me!'With his evolved [Astral Vision], Seiji was able to see Yashuu clearly . The purple-haired boy was in the sky, and he was about to bring his leg, bolstered by the force of gravity, down upon Seiji .
At the last moment, Seiji backflipped to dodge the attack and counterattacked with a football-style bicycle kick!
*Thud!* Yashuu blocked this kick with his arm .
They instantly separated from each other, putting some distance between them . But before long, they clashed again in a fierce battle involving their fists and feet .
From the bystanders'perspective, ’’Shiroya’’ was at a disadvantage and was forced to continuously retreat . Suddenly, ’’Shiroya’’ grew enraged out of embarrassment . He used a barrier spell to take Yashuu's attacks head-on while viciously punching!
Yashuu backpedaled in midair and stood there . He lifted his hand and formed a gigantic purple-red claw, which he controlled to attack Shiroya from a distance!
The gigantic magical claw hit its target . Shiroya's defensive barrier was shattered, and he was knocked away . .
But while he was in midair, he suddenly shot out a [Mana Bullet]!
Yashuu, caught off guard, was sent flying .
Shiroya flipped through the air and landed on the ground . Yashuu also adjusted his posture and landed on the ground .
’’Stop!’’ Shunsuke Furukawa shouted . ’’The winner has been decided . It's Shiroya-san's victory . ’’
Naruo Yashuu instantly furrowed his brows and was about to say something when he came to a realization . He looked at his feet and noticed that one of his feet was out of bounds .
In this duel, someone who was forced out of bounds would be declared the loser!
Seiji revealed a smile which said ’’all according to plan . ’’
He had intentionally led his opponent to the edge of the dueling arena, then used what appeared to be a rash counterattack followed by a surprise [Mana Bullet], which knocked his opponent out of bounds .
It would be difficult to succeed if his opponent noticed his intentions, so the fact that he succeeded could largely be attributed to luck .
’’Yoruhana-san's Spirit-branded Retainer . . . is rather clever . ’’
’’His opponent set up a trap using the rules of the duel . That was pretty good . ’’
’’For the famous 'Hanyuu Yashuu'to actually fall for such a tiny trick... he must have been overconfident . '’’
’’Although it was a devious trick, it was indeed done beautifully . ’’
’’That's right! Especially the Mana Bullet at the end that was quite precise . It was timed perfectly in the period after Shiroya's opponent relaxed his guard . A truly wonderful use of an opportunity!’’
The other Yin-Yang Masters present at the table all gossiped with each other .
Natsuya had a delighted expression, while Akatsuki's expression became somewhat grimmer .
’’Would the winner like to steal two cards or discard two cards?’’ the judge Ryouta Moritama asked .
’’Steal two cards,’’ Natsuya replied .
And so, the judge took Akatsuki's hand of cards, showed it to Natsuya, and allowed her to take two cards before returning the hand to Akatsuki .
During this entire process, Akatsuki's expression didn't change . However, his expression his expression got noticeably grimmer again when he noticed what cards had been taken from him .
’’Yoruhana-san, your Retainer . . . what's Shiroya-san's bonded spirit? I can't tell, so could you enlighten me?’’ Kanna Fujihara, who happened to be sitting next to Natsuya, blinked curiously .
’’My apologies, but that's a secret,’’ Natsuya said .
Seiji returned to the round table . Natsuya grinned widely at him, and Seiji gave her a big thumbs-up in response .
Their first battle was a success . . . but it was only the first battle .
The game continued .
It was now Natsuya's turn .
She decided to use up one of her duel cards . She chose a girl wearing a flower hair accessory and pink Sakura Island clothing as her opponent . This girl's Spirit-branded Retainer was . . . Yuuki Oyokumo! It was the little red-haired boy who had chatted a little with Seiji in the garden .
Seiji and Yuuki both headed to the duel arena .
’’Shiroya onii-chan, I'm going to battle seriously because I don't want to lose!’’ Yuuki warned .
’’I don't want to lose either . . . or, I should say that I can't lose, Oyokumo-kun . ’’ Seiji's voice was calm, but Yuuki felt the unshakeable will behind it .
'No, I can't let myself be pressured by this onii-san . 'Yuuki turned around to look at his own master . 'As Ayase onee-san's Spirit-branded Retainer, I must win! I can't make her lose face in front of so many people!'
They entered the dueling arena and prepared to fight .
’’Duel, start!’’ the judge said .
’’Rahh!’’ Yuuki roared ferociously . His skin lit up with a crimson glow, and a vicious-looking demonic shadow with blood-red fur materialized behind him . This demonic shadow opened its huge maw, revealing two rows of dagger-like fangs!
Seiji's eyes twitched when he saw this . 'Hey, hey, you're going with your ultimate ability right off the bat?'
Supported by the demonic shadow behind him, Yuuki bounded towards Seiji and struck out with a vicious punch!
Seiji cast vicious punch!
Seiji cast [Mana Barrier] on himself and dodged . Despite this, the demonically empowered fist grazed him lightly, and he was sent flying .
Yuuki stepped on the air and chased after him .
*Pound! Smack!! Boom!!!*
One punch, one kick, and a second kick just three attacks were enough to shatter Seiji's barrier! The impact sent him hurtling upwards;he went so high that he passed through the barrier that blocked out the wind and snow, causing him to feel the chill of winter again .
'Not bad, little brat . '
When Seiji reached the apex of his flight, he reoriented his body and descended with the force of a meteor .
The little red-haired boy's expression was solemn as he waited for Seiji to come down . When Seiji saw Yuuki's grave face, a phrase suddenly popped into his mind, and he couldn't resist the urge to say it .
’’Do you recall that there's a palm technique which descends from the skies?’’
Yuuki's expression changed . 'I remember . That palm technique is . . . '
’’Buddha's palm technique!’’
Seiji cast his evolved form of [Telekinesis], materializing a huge golden palm! As he descended, the huge golden palm slammed down upon Yuuki with unbelievable force .
Yuuki was momentarily stunned at the sight, but he quickly regained his senses . He shouted loudly to steel his nerves and cast the powerful spell that he had been preparing .
[Demonic Rampage Red Demon Form!]
His hands pushed out towards the sky and released the gigantic demon-spirit behind him in an explosive attack!
The huge golden hand and red demon-spirit crashed into each other, and the spectators were deafened by a large noise resembling that of two trucks colliding head-on .
As a result of the two powerful forces'collision, the golden hand was... broken! The vicious demon-spirit broke through the golden hand and rushed towards Seiji .
'I won . . . 'Just as Yuuki was thinking this, he was astonished to see the reappearance of the huge golden hand!
Seiji struck a Buddha pose . ’’Buddha once said this: 'If one palm strike cannot take care of the problem, then use two palm strikes . '’’