Herscherik (Reincarnated Prince Series)

Original Title: ハーシェリク(転生王子シリーズ)
Author: 楠 のびる (Kusunoki Nobiru)
Translated Title: Herscherik (Reincarnated Prince Series)
Translator: Caelum
Editor: SimoB
Translation Schedule: Every 14 days

The day prior to female otaku Hayakawa Ryouko’s 35th birthday, she departed the world in a traffic accident. As she opened her eyes again, she was reincarnated into a beautiful blonde-haired prince of a great kingdom in a fantasy world.

In that great kingdom… In Greisis kingdom, there’s a king despised by his retainers, tyrant nobles, corrupt officials, and so on… It’s in a precarious situation.

For the sake of protecting his father and family, as well as helping the citizens, the reincarnated Prince Herscherik is determined to fight.

Making use of his skill as an office clerk in the past, being full of initiative in his nature along with his (otaku-ish) intellect, the reincarnated prince faces many kinds of incidents.

Table of Contents:

Volume 1: Reincarnated Prince and the Kingdom of Sorrow

Herscherik Greisis
~1 year old
7th Prince of the Greisis Kingdom into whom Hayakawa Ryouko reincarnated.
Your typical-fantasy prince with blonde hair and blue eyes. However, he is kind of a disappointing prince, with no physical prowess or talent, an inability to use magic due to his lack of magical power, and looks that are, lacking in comparison to the rest of the royal family.
A stubborn person who pretends to have a gentle disposition. Yet, he is truly soft-hearted, unable to overlook a person in need.
Retaining his memories from his past life, he fights using his skills as an office worker and otaku to save this kingdom at the brink of failure (planned).
Extra: The origin of Herscherik’s name is a parody of “Herschel,” another name for Uranus, the 7th planet in the solar system.

Hayakawa Ryouko
34 years old at the time of death
An office worker serving at the head office of a certain listed company.
Since birth, she was a serious otaku and had no boyfriend, a disappointing woman who preferred 2D over 3D (in other words, a woman unloved by men.)
Hobbies were: reading (a bookworm with no real preference), gaming (regardless of genre and without consistency), learning skills (only those that she had an interest in).
She lived while keeping her hobbies as a priority, but she was involved in a traffic accident on her way home after overtime on the day before her birthday, passing away.
The next time she opened her eyes, she was reincarnated into another world.

Soleil Greisis
~35 years old
23rd king of the Greisis Kingdom.
With platinum blonde hair, blue eyes, and the outer appearance of a 20 year-old, he is Herscherik’s father.
Originally, he was quite far away from inheriting the throne as the 3rd prince, but due to various reasons, he became the one to wear the crown.
His personality is gentle, and he is considerably modest. Unfortunately, he was not fit to be king. He understands his own personality and wants to do something for his declining kingdom and citizens, but in putting his family before his duties as a king, he chooses to become an ignorant monarch.
Truthfully, he has high-specs: scholarly, yet can use magic and swords.
Extra: The origin of Soleil’s name is “Sol” from the Sun.

Marquess Barbasse
Minister of the Greisis Kingdom. An influential person who actually manages the government from behind the scenes.
An attractive middle-aged man in the prime of his life who skillfully manipulates the king for his own purposes.
Extra: His name transitioned from: a person whose hair was rustled (Bassabasa) → Bassabasa → Barubassa → Barubasse [Or as Caelum translated it, Barbasse]. Sometimes even I, the author, misspells it)

Count Luzeria
30 years old at the time of death
Local lord of a remote region of the Greisis Kingdom.
With the occurrence of a certain event, he incurred the wrath of Barbasse and his faction, and as such his wife and child were assassinated. The murder was ruled as an accident, but the count swore to take revenge for his family and worried about the continually declining kingdom. His desire to do something led him down a lonely path, but he once again caught the eye of the minister and his faction. The evil arms of assassins reached out to him, so he directly appealed to the king during Herscherik’s banquet in a last ditch attempt, but his efforts were turned against him and he was sentenced to death (forced suicide) for the crime of treason.
He informed Herscherik of the country’s dismal situation and entrusted the future to him. The pocket watch that Herscherik holds belonged to Luzeria.
So worn out was he by the time he met the prince, that he gave off the impression of being far older than he actually was.
Extra: In the early stages, he was more of an old man.

Schwartz; nicknamed Kuro
??? years old
Surname is Zweig (yet to appear in this volume)
A handsome man with black hair casting a shadow over his red eyes. He was formerly employed as the spy ‘Shadow Fang.’
Skilled enough to have an alias placed on him in the underground world, he was a spy who did each job by himself, dispassionate and directionless, and with no master.
Excels in martial arts and with hidden weapons, but he could also use ordinary ones. He can do anything from assassinations to information gathering. He was born in an eastern country, but for various reasons, he was doing underground jobs in Greisis Kingdom.
He doesn’t have any memories of his real name; Schwartz was the name Herscherik gave him and Zweig was the surname that belonged to a lineage that had long collapsed and all ties severed (Luke forged it.).
His personality is calm, composed, cold-hearted, and peerless. However, he is a faithful dog, loyal to only Herscherik.
Extra: After I finished writing him, I realized that completely resembles a certain demon butler.

~35 years old
Primary butler for King Soleil.
Childhood friend of the King. A stylish man in the prime of his life with very dark green eyes and hair.
One of the few people the king places his trust in. A loyal retainer and aristocrat who had accompanied the king since they were babies. Even when Soleil made his worst decision as a king, Luke prepared himself to stay by the king’s side and follow him to the Depths of the Earth.
Presently, his family has left the imperial capital because of the Minister’s schemes.
Extra: Luke is surprisingly well-versed in espionage. Please judge it based on the time he managed to shadow Kuro without being noticed.

25 years old
Herscherik’s nanny.
A gentle, baby-faced woman with brown hair and droopy eyes. Was previously Hersche’s mother’s maid.
Her hometown is in Count Luzeria’s territory.
Extra: In the beginning, I had written her to be older and the nanny for the king and Luke, but it was a bit too unnatural, so I dropped that.

Viscount Grimm (later Count)
An aristocrat belonging to the Minister’s faction whose illegal actions were discovered by Count Luzeria.
After Luzeria’s death, he was made to manage Luzeria’s land.
A deplorable man who despite trying to be sneaky, was remiss somewhere, leading to Luzeria discovering his crimes. Simply because his craftiness and his ability to sense danger could be useful, he was appointed a position under Barbasse. Later on, he misunderstood the documents Hersche had on him to be important ones that could be used against him (this was where he was absent-minded). He tried to turn the tables by attempting to assassinate the prince, but ended up having a taste of living hell.
Extra: I want to write a short about this character later on.

Louise and her husband
A married couple running a fruit stand when Herscherik snuck into the castle town.
Beauty and the Beast. Louise is the cheery glamorous beauty while her husband is the gigantic, silent and unsociable bear.
† Extra: The husband’s name will probably never be introduced.

Information Broker
??? years old
The information broker known by the underground people and their acquaintances.
Their real name and lineage are unknown, but if you provide a huge sum of money, you will receive information equivalent to it.

The favorite mistress
20 years old at death
Herscherik’s mother. Soleil’s beloved. One of the few people in the world without any magical power. Meria had said that she was a compassionate, bright, and wonderful young lady with blonde hair.
Although the favorite mistress’ appearance was inferior to the princess consorts and concubines, that was only in comparison to them, who were on a whole different level; she was plenty beautiful on her own.
Her social status was low, being born into a common merchant’s household, but a fateful encounter with Soleil lead her to propose anyway.
She was closer to the other princess consorts, tremendously popular with the maids, and was strongly against the minister and his group.
As her body had been weak from the start, she passed away while giving birth to Herscherik.
Extra: This character’s name wouldn’t show up for the time being. I want to write a short story about her encounter with Soleil.

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  1. Anonymous · Mar 25, 2020

    I want to read this again, but I'm lost at what chapter I was in.

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    • Caelum · Translator · Mar 25, 2020

      Do you remember what was happening in the last chapter you read? I might be able to direct you.

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  2. Anonymous · Feb 11, 2020

    Thanks for the chapter<3

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  4. Anonymous · Jan 2, 2020

    Thank you so much for the new chapter! :D

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  5. Anonymous · Dec 26, 2019

    Chapter 2: Prince, Royal Family, and Birthday I (isecai) is down. Actually Isecai is completely down.

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    • Caelum · Translator · Dec 26, 2019

      Oh no. I'm not sure how to contact isecai anymore, seeing how they've left. Um, would you prefer if I retranslated it?

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      • RainyTeacup · Jan 15, 2020

        I found the chapter from Isecai! Perhaps the current link above is simply broken.

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        • Caelum · Translator · Jan 16, 2020

          Yeah, the link was broken. Thanks for the link. I'll update the TOC now.

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  6. Tree · Dec 22, 2019

    Altough I don't know if this will be continued or not, thank you very much for the translation until now! It was an excellent translation and I love this series incredibly much! Thanks !! ( I do hope maybe that you'll continue tho XD )

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  7. Anonymous · Nov 30, 2019

    Can someone tell when the next ch come out ?? 😩 😭

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  8. Anonymous · Nov 26, 2019

    Love this story! Thank you!

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  9. Anonymous · Nov 20, 2019

    Hi!!! I just want to know, the next update??? Just wondering 🙏🏼

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  10. Cilia · Nov 5, 2019

    wow ....ok i saw the manga's cover ! not the contents YET but wow....ok im a fan of orangu now he striks right at my top 1 fav : long hair
    but hersche is still no:1 after all ~

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  11. M.K · Nov 5, 2019

    I love this series. I know this from manga though, but I can't wait so I search for the novel. Hehe Big Thanks for translating this😀

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  12. Solistia · Sep 24, 2019

    Just a heads up, you're about to get an influx of Herscherik readers since manga just dropped the first two translated chapters today~

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    • Caelum · Translator · Sep 24, 2019

      Yay the manga is finally getting translated.
      ...Wait, that means I need to work faster to satiate the masses

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  13. cerullia (man) · Jun 9, 2019

    so is the author decided to focus on the light novel and stopped the wn? i havent read it but its a shame if it is.

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    • Caelum · Translator · Jun 9, 2019

      Actually, the WN is continuing with a new arc (volume 6) since the end of last year. It's still updating, so I haven't read any of it yet.

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  14. Anonymous · May 30, 2019

    Love it! Thank you for translating this XD

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  15. Kristin · Mar 29, 2019

    Thks for not giving up on translating this novel !!! I really enjoyed this novel and am thankful for your all efforts

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  16. Cilia · Mar 6, 2019

    thank you for translating this masterpiece of a novel im looking forward to read more so please do you'r best and don't push yourself too much fighto

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  17. nadeshko22 · Feb 27, 2019

    espero pronto actualizaciones de esta novela :)
    (Google Translate: I hope soon updates of this novel)

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  18. NovelReader · Dec 3, 2018

    Are you translating the second novel? I have been waiting to read the first chapter of the second novel.
    Anyway, thanks for translating this novels.

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    • Caelum · Translator · Dec 8, 2018

      Sorry for the delay. I have a full-time job now, which doesn't give me much time to work on translating. It's still in the works.

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  19. Ciecie · Nov 25, 2018

    Its already been a month 😞😞😭😭

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  20. vcut · Oct 18, 2018

    How can I fund translating this?

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    • Caelum · Translator · Oct 31, 2018

      As you could tell by how long it took for me to reply to you, but I’ve been very busy due to irl issues. Even if you could fund me, work and life probably wouldn’t give me any time to translate. Don’t worry. I’m still working on the chapters, just slower than usual

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  21. Anonymous · Aug 22, 2018

    Are you going to continue this series ? It has been more than 14 days since the last update....

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    • Caelum · Translator · Aug 22, 2018

      OMG, I had completely lost track of time. I'll get it up as soon as I can. Sorry 'bout that. I haven't dropped the story at all

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      • Anonymous · Aug 22, 2018

        Thanks for your reply I thought this will be dropped for a moment

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  22. Anonymous · Jul 28, 2018

    I'd like to make sure this project keeps going until the end.. how are you doing with funds for this novel?

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    • Caelum · Translator · Jul 28, 2018

      I too would like to continue working on it as long as I could.
      Though the prospect of earning money from a hobby seems very enticing, I can't bring myself to openly accept money....but gifts on the other hand
      *Sigh* If only food could be transferred through the internet....

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      • Anonymous · Aug 11, 2018

        U Should start a patreon! Lots of us still wanna give back for you work! Or maybe a p.o. Box somewhere down the line.....n we'll send food👍😘😘

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        • Caelum · Translator · Aug 12, 2018

          I'll keep that in mind for the future

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  23. AMAZEBALLS :) · Jul 10, 2018

    This is amazing and I cant believe i didnt find this sooner?!

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  24. Anonymous · Jul 9, 2018

    Amazing and Love this story :)))

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  25. Anonymous · Jun 25, 2018


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  26. vcut · May 12, 2018

    got a proofreader? i'd like to try

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    • Caelum · Translator · May 12, 2018

      I do have a proofreader, but more is always welcome! I think you need to fill out a form or contact one of the admins to join.

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    • Nagisa · May 15, 2018

      can I ask what is a proof reader ?

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      • Caelum · Translator · May 15, 2018

        A proofreader is someone who checks for grammar and spelling mistakes, making sure that the chapter is sound before it gets published.

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  27. Anonymous · May 12, 2018

    I love the story!!! 😆😍 Please I need another update !!!😭

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  28. _a_ · Apr 23, 2018

    Awww, This story is so cute! Thanks for updating!

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  29. cielo · Apr 18, 2018

    another update please caelum-sama!!

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    • Caelum · Translator · Apr 18, 2018

      Don't worry, I'm just waiting on the proofreader now. It'll be out as soon as it's done.

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  30. Ruyi · Jan 19, 2018

    Thank you so much for picking this up! I've been hoping for a translator for this series for ages...the MC is way too cute <3

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  31. Anonymous · Jan 18, 2018

    Is it yaoi?

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    • Caelum · Translator · Jan 19, 2018

      Nope (sorry to disappoint if that was what you were looking for)

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    • VOVO · Mar 16, 2018

      But have a story a prince shota that collect many bishie subordinate.
      There will be a bonus story that like shonen ai.

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