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Expecting to Fall into Ruin, I Aim to Become a Blacksmith (没落予定なので、鍛治職人を目指す, Botsuraku Yoteinanode, Kaji Shokunin wo Mezasu) is a Japanese online novel and light novel by CK . It has been published on the novel publication site "Let's become a novelist" from February 22, 2015 . The book version has been published since April 2016 by KADOKAWA 's web novel-related book label "Kadokawa BOOKS " . The illustrations are by Kawaku .

The title that was serialized in the novelist Narurou is also used in the book version. In addition, KADOKAWA's manga magazine " Monthly Dragon Age " has started serializing a manga version by Aya Ishida, and a comic book has been released from the comic label " Dragon Comics Age ".


The main character is reborn as a character from a game he played in his previous life. This character falls into ruin along with the villainess, spending the last of their years together. A man named Kururi Helan.

No details of this decline is written inside the game, it can’t be understood why this sub-character ended up with the villainess route. However, that is of no importance.

Living as a needy farmer along with someone is unpleasant, so the main character seeks a profession. For now, he aims for becoming a blacksmith as he originally had skill in it.


Light Novels

"Because it is scheduled to fall, I aim to be a blacksmith" KADOKAWA <Kadokawa BOOKS>, 9 volumes already published (as of December 10, 2018).

Number of turns First edition publication date ISBN
1 April 9, 2016 978-4-04-070876-8
2 August 10, 2016 978-4-04-072014-2
3 December 10, 2016 978-4-04-072124-8
5 April 10, 2017 978-4-04-072258-0
4 August 10, 2017 978-4-04-072404-1
6 December 10, 2017 978-4-04-072541-3
7 April 10, 2018 978-4-04-072685-4
8 August 10, 2018 978-4-04-072848-3
9 December 10, 2018 978-4-04-072992-3


Comicalize has started from the beginning of the original. The book will be released on the Dragon Comics Age (KADOKAWA) label. 10 volumes already published (as of February 9, 2022).

Number of turns First edition publication date ISBN
Dragon Comics Age
1 August 8, 2017 978-4-04-072394-5
2 February 9, 2018 978-4-04-072394-5
3 August 9, 2018 978-4-04-072835-3
4 February 8, 2019 978-4-04-073037-0
5 August 9, 2019 978-4-04-073296-1
6 February 7, 2020 978-4-04-073497-2
7 August 7, 2020 978-4-04-073763-8
8 February 9, 2021 978-4-04-073974-8
9 August 6, 2021 978-4-04-074204-5
10 February 9, 2022 978-4-04-074428-5


He is the main character of the story who is reincarnated as a minor character from the Otome game "Gensou Academy". Because he was made as a joke side-character, he always ends up as a farmer at the end of the game.


Kururi Helan starts off as a overweight 12-year-old boy from having been spoiled by his noble parents. In the game's events, he remained fat, but once he reincarnated as this secondary character, he began exercising and taking care of his health as to regain a good appearance. Despite starting off as fat, his facial features seemed to be good and he has red hair.

After practicing magic and exercising for around a month after he had been reincarnated, he lost all his fat and was beyond recognition. His body is now slim and taught, and the face is of an attractive young boy.

Years later, his height increased and he's become a cool-looking young man instead of his previously cute appearance.


  • Past Life
    • His old name isn't stated. In his previous life, he was a student, but he died in a traffic accident.
  • Kururi Helan
    • Assumedly from receiving a strong blow to the head from climbing a tree, he recovers the memories from his past life. He now is a twelve years old, young master of a noble family. He is a secondary character from the Otome game "Gensou Academy" he played in his past life.
    • Generally, after the game's main character’s happy end is displayed, the married couple of the rival and Kururi Helan’s impoverished farming scene follows. According to him, Kururi Helan’s crude fate couldn’t be called anything other than the staff’s bullying as he wasn't playing an important role in the story.
    • From what he recalls, the character Kururi Helan appears only one other time in-game. This scene only shows him in his obese state stuffing his face like a pig in the cafeteria, where the rival comments on his appearance as “gross”. Even though nothing other than that is written, for some reason, Kururi always ends up falling into ruin alongside the villainess.


Falling from atop a tree headfirst, he regains memories from his past life. Not wanting to fall into ruin with the main vilainess, he asks to be taken as an apprentice by Donga for a blacksmithing job. However, he is refused for being too fat, so he makes his resolve to lose some weight.

After practicing magic with the help of Moran and exercised for around a month, he lost all his fat and became a handsome young boy. He also mastered the basics of property change in magic and his total mana is growing at an insane paste.

3 months later, he began his training with Donga to become a blacksmith for an entire year.


Kururi build up himself muscle and reduce the fats on his body, he exercise everyday for Donga request and after the months of exercises he came back for the teaching for blacksmithing. Kururi excels in both magic and swordplay. He also is skilled at forging high quality weapons. He also denoting himself to able ride (horse's) mounts and vehicles. He developed a senses are really clear after blacksmithing. As I thought, that simple work has a good effect on the mind or perhaps it’s the rhythmical sound of metal crashing together.

  • Eternal Arms
    • He handles the sword well and by complete merging of mind, body and technique, it is possible to make use of full fighting skills even when under the influence of any sort of mental hindrance. He was taught by Reel. ''Giving a large sword is no good, so I suppose I should make a short sword for self defense''.
  • Magic Tome
    • His mana reservoir is above average and he can defeat monsters with a single spell. He mastered and succeeded in the change of property, along with the application of such and the creation of vegetation and even able to amplification of magic tool or place the preservation of mana after separation from the body as it’s main point. He can manifest or materialize and able to control that he learned from the 3rd magic tome, Magic Beast Creation.
      • Burn to nothing! Fire: Casting and forging with one's whole body and spirit, to the point of burning up oneself.
      • Water magic; Water Blog: certain platform turning into soft spot or like a swamp.
      • Water Magic; Triumph, Frog God: A spell that can create water.
      • Ice arrow
      • Unique Magic: Transform
      • Magic Tome IV - Goddess Tears: [Incantation: Listen to me O' Heaven and Earth! Pour Down the Goddess Tears!] A spell that can make artificial rain.
      • Light Magic; Flash: [Incantation: Light it up! Three second of sunshine] a spell that releasing a flash of bright light on the palm of the caster.
  • Appreciation of Blacksmithing
    • His mother, Aisu, said, “You used to be quite knowledgeable in the making of swords, shields, and the like. Why don’t you study under a blacksmith?”, giving him an advice. His parents both gave their acceptance, so I think I’ll learn blacksmithing as my mother recommended.
    • Even within the game there was weapons refining. I had even refined weapons that weren’t available within shops. Now that I’ve decided, one must strike when the iron is hot; I searched around the smithies in the territory and visited the smithy that was said to hold the place of best among the population of the fief.
    • And He was taught how to forge weapons by Donga. After a year of training, he tells Kururi that he has nothing else to teach him and that he should be capable of making high quality weapons on his own as long as he keeps on practicing. “Striking iron is for removing the impurities from that iron and raising the purity. In addition, you strike iron to create balance and to mix different types of metal. Well, anyway, there’s a lot to striking iron. There’s nothing better for improvement than to just keep striking iron.”


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