The Errant Otherworlder Watanabe: How I survived in a setting that lacked systems, cheat skills and proper customer support.

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and trucks whom transport men to other worlds.”

Meet our titular protagonist Haruto Watanabe, a man who has all the markings of a good protagonist for a generic isekai story. Armed with genre-awareness and (what he believes to be) a marketable personality which would make him an easy audience self-insert, he longed for the day the isekai express would take him to his long-awaited adventure to another world.

Lo and behold however, Watanabe instead found himself in a low fantasy world which lacked severely in the department of any game-like systems, cheat skills or easily charmed damsels in distress. In a setting so antithetical to his established genre savviness or any attempts at power fantasy, how will a man like Watanabe, lacking in strength, wits and courage, manage to survive in a land most foreign to him?

This is my first time trying to share to the wider world what I’ve written, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading the errantry of Watanabe as much as I enjoy writing about them. I hope to post one chapter per week, along with extra chapters whenever I get the chance to write more than usual.

While this story normally had one illustration done by me in every chapter, this site doesn't allow putting images into text so they're unfortunately absent on this website.

This is my first time trying to share to the wider world what I’ve written, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading the errantry of Watanabe as much as I enjoy writing about them. I hope to post one chapter per week, along with extra chapters whenever I get the chance to wri...

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Chapter 1: Chapter I - In which our titular protagonist most expectedly kicks the bucket.
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Chapter 2: Chapter II - Which deals with our hero’s arrival and the incident that follows.
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Chapter 3: Chapter III - Wherein the conversation between our hero and the clergyman is related.
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Chapter 4: Chapter IV - Of the most gritty and realistic incident in which Watanabe answered the call of duty.
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Chapter 5: Chapter V - In which our hero joins the Brassican faith and guests most unexpected participate.
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Chapter 6: Chapter VI - Of the moment when Watanabe actually answered the call of duty.
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Chapter 7: Chapter VII - Wherein is related Watanabe’s first conversation with a woman in another world.
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Chapter 8: Interlude - In which the thoughts of Rabanowicz are related.
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Chapter 9: Chapter VIII - Wherein is related Watanabe’s second conversation with a woman in another world.
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Chapter 10: Chapter IX - In which much needed exposition is delivered through Rabanowicz.
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Chapter 11: Chapter X – Which deals with our hero learning about the value of currency.
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Chapter 12: Chapter XI – Which treats of the droll manner in which Watanabe learned how to count.
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Chapter 13: Chapter XII – Wherein our hero finally starts his first quest after engaging in some commerce.
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Chapter 14: Chapter XIII – In which our hero ventures forth and provides additional capital for his joint venture.
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Chapter 15: Chapter XIV – Of the incident wherein our hero engaged in ferocious combat with a familiar figure.
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Chapter 16: Chapter XV – Which treats of our hero’s battle against the fierce monster known as bureaucracy.
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Chapter 17: Chapter XVI – Which deals with the shopping spree that occurred during our hero’s first day in the capital.
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Chapter 18: Chapter XVII – Of matters pertaining not to heathens but of matters pertaining to heretics.
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Chapter 19: Chapter XVIII – Wherein is related the situation of our hero and Rabanowicz after the ordeal.
Author
GenreAdventureComedyFantasyHistoricalIsekai
UpdatedAug 14, 2022
Chapters19
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count41,614
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