Merry Christmas, everyone!
This is actually an automated post, since I’m off celebrating Christmas with my family, and I hope you have a merry one too – or holiday of your choice.
Since it’s Christmas, I wanted to give you something different – even if it wasn’t exactly what you hoped for – and so I’ve translated the first several chapters of Immortal Executioner. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, ever since I first saw someone posting MTL of the first chapter, and accidentally read more than a hundred chapters of the RAW.
What is Immortal Executioner?
A xianxia web novel by 任怨, or Ren Yuan. The original title is 斩仙, or Zhan’Xian, which is more directly translated as “Beheading Immortal”, which can be interpreted variously. I’m calling it Immortal Executioner here.
What’s it about? (Summary from Qidian)
In his previous life, Yang Chen was benevolent, but he was bullied all his life.
Reborn, Yang Chen chose to become an Executioner, settling all gratitude and grudges with the executioner’s blade, beheading the common people on the Immortal Executioner Stage.
Behead men in the world of men!
Behead demons in the world of demons!
Behead devils in the world of devils!
Behead immortals in the world of immortals!
In essence, a Xianxia with a timeslip protagonist bent on revenge.
Is this the most awesome thing ever?
It’s pretty standard fare for a Xianxia romp. I’m translating it because it intrigued me enough to read more than 140 chapters, and because the beginning is ludicrous enough to need a decent translation.
Will you translate more of it?
No, I’m keeping it to these chapters. But just as I was working on it, weletranslations decided to pick it up, so go look there.
Will you waste time on other teasers?
Probably, just translating one thing can get dull at times. We’ve already seen lots of the top ranked novels being translated, so I have this idea of showcasing the lower ranked novels. What’s a novel like at rank 1k, or rank 10k, or rank 100k?
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