Zerozaki v01 Appendix Material

Mostly geared at people who haven't been exposed to the series before (me included). Corrections are welcome in the comments.

Human Exam    Past Exam Collection    Overseen by: Nishio Ishin (Original Work's Author)

1. Zerosaki Soushiki's Human Exam
    Originally there was a light novel called "The Kubikiri Romanticist", with the sub-title "Human Disqualification: Zerozaki Hitoshiki". In short, he debuted as a side character to the protagonists in that light novel as, well, the human-disqualified cutthroat murderer "Zerozaki Hitoshiki".
    Then to feature and spotlight the mysterious group "The Zerozaki Family", whose name had only briefly surfaced as information related to "Zerozaki Hitoshiki" with really no explanation at all, I started the "Human Series" as a separate, independent series with "Zerozaki's Soushiki's Human Exam".
    As of 2011, the series has already finished.
    The Human Series, in particular the "Human Exam", was written as a manga-like, even serialized manga-like light novel, so I'm very deeply moved to have this work comic-alized like this now.

2. Zerosaki Soushiki
    The original story's protagonist. A cutthroat murderer.
    Big brother.
    Eldest brother of the Zerozaki Family.
    When the title "Zerozaki Soushiki's Human Exam" was first announced, the first name ended up being read "Futashiki", not "Soushiki"- I'm sure they inferred that from the kanji "双", and also thought that he was the younger twin (双子) brother of "Zerozaki Hitoshiki", whose name was already well-known from the other series.
    He's good at cossack dancing...I remembered just now that he has that character trait. With regards to the original work, he's often referred to using words like "wireframe" and such; however, "pervert" generally covers most of that.

 3. Mutoh Iori
    The original story's heroine? The little sister heroine?
    You could also say she's yet another protagonist perhaps.
    I coined her family name Mutoh, deriving it from the expression "with no end". A girl who runs and runs with no end in sight, something like that. You could also take this as "with no kills", which falls more in line with a
cutthroat murderer "Zerozaki". //切りがない and 斬りがない, respectively.
    Not on good terms with her older brother, gets along with her older sister.
    Compared to Iori-san in the original light novel, who became the way she did conclusively, I can't really say how things will pan out developmentally for her in the manga version.

4. Mutoh Kengo
5. Mutoh Hatsubame
Iori Mutoh's older brother and sister.
    While they didn't particularly have many lines in the original short novel, and while they were killed off for no particular reason by Naguma-san, this time in the manga version they unexpectedly made their visual entrance.
    For the time being, I'll introduce the older sister's name here.

 6. Sawarabi Naguma
    The second son and third sibling of the "Sawarabi", a branch family of the Niounomiya acrobat troupe.
    A hitman by profession.
    A moody person by nature.
    An emotionally unstable halberd user.
    Because Soushiki made a pair of scissors his weapon, he thinks all enemies normally use such representative weapons. He does have an older brother and younger sister, but I'll lump the specific details about all of them together in a future "Past Exam Collection".
    In any case, I'm looking forward to what kind of route the Sawarabi siblings will follow in the manga version.

 7. Tsuge Jion
    Iori's classmate.
    He lived just a bit longer in the original short novel. Also, he passed the exam as well. But as far as his character is concerned, the manga version is definitely more likeable.

8. Zerozaki Family
    A cutthroat murderer family.
    A "family" that was formed by cutthroat murderers.
    One big happy family connected not by blood, but bloodshed.
    From an literary standpoint, it's a community that's 100% what'd you'd expect from its name. If one were to ask "What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Zerozaki Family?", I would say without a doubt it's that dreadful fact.

9. Niounomiya

Caption: A branch family of the "Niounomiya" hitmen, is it?

10. Tokinomiya
    There's not much mentioned about this community up through chapter 3, but this is the kind of world where weird people like the "Zerozaki", "Sawarabi", "Nioumiya", or "Tokinomiya" run rampant, you could say. Scary, isn't it.

Caption: Also Tokinomiya-san,  this is a good opportunity, so could I have you help me in my production as well?

11. Cutthroat Murderer
A demon who kills people.
Nothing more, nothing less.

12. Suicidal Tendencies
[Mind Rendell]
    The deadly weapon that Zerozaki Soushiki wields. It's also the origin of his nickname.
    It's an item made by a famous weapon craftsman.
    That person probably made it with care. Among the light novels the original work's author produces, there are many times he debuts stationery as weapons, including staplers and such. I mean, being an author is deskwork after all, so the things on your desk tend to catch your eye.
    Let's use stationery properly.
    In an unnatural way, that is.

13. The Human Exam
    The judgement on people that the cutthroat murderer Zerozaki Soushiki carries out.
    It's carried out without question. Even though it's a test.

Caption: Fail


  1. Sup, I'm working on chapter 1 right now, took a break since I had some IRL paperwork to do. I hope I can make a big advance today and hopefully finish sometime soon. If no on takes on chapter 2 (and the rest along) I could take over it (but still feel free to ask anyone else if I'm too slow).

    Just to say hi and make clear I'm not dropping it.

  2. So yeah, I was into typesetting but suddenly realized I didn't knew what script I was using... the last comment with a script links to a dead file link... and the one I'm working on is "Zerosaki_01rev2".

    The merged pages look delicious btw hahaha.

  3. All the raws have been uploaded but they are only on share at the moment.


    1. Thanks for the heads up, I managed to grab them and I'll translate when I can. Unfortunately I'm a bit busy with work at the moment, and there are other things in my queue.

  4. hellooooo!!! I don't know how to contact you but i have a question!! i'm in an international scanlation group and i'm interested to scanlate Zerozakiand I wanted to know if you're going to continue to translate it ?

    1. That's the plan, but I'm busier with work than I'd like to admit. Have you already released 1-4 in whatever language you're doing?

    2. no, not yet but i'm planning to do it! i'll tag you when it's done okey!!

  5. I saw you made a comment about having completed translation for chapter 5 a few months ago. Do you happen to have a link to it? thanks