level. 3: You Have to Accept that Things Won't Always Go Your Way (思い通りに行かないのが 世の中だと割り切るしかなくても, Omoi Dōri ni Ikanai no Ga Yo no Naka Dato Warikiru Shikanakutemo, Even If Things Go Awry, That Is How the World Works) is the third volume of Hai to Gensō no Grimgar light novel series. It was first published on March 25, 2014.


Haruhiro's party members' biggest challenge yet―their very first large-scale raid battle!

"Choco... Wait, could it be that Choco...?"

Haruhiro and his comrades have become famous due to achievements no one expected from them. With his comrades more confident, Haruhiro is still agonizing over what to do when more experienced volunteer soldiers come to him. Among them is a girl whose name is still in Haruhiro's memories.

At that same time, the town of Alterna moves to retake the Deadhead Watching Keep held by orcs. Looking to earn some of the reward money, Haruhiro's party ends up joining their first raid alongside Renji and Choco.

The tale of high drama and high fantasy continues!


Chapters 1-9

  • Chapter 1: Social Status, Talent, and a Slight Bitterness
  • Chapter 2: Coincidence
  • Chapter 3: A Story of Impossible Dreams
  • Chapter 4: Don't Go With The Flow
  • Chapter 5: That's What It Feels Like
  • Chapter 6: The Vote
  • Chapter 7: Late Into the Night
  • Chapter 8: Meat Shield
  • Chapter 9: To My Little Kittens

Chapters 10-16

  • Chapter 10: Graduation
  • Chapter 11: Warriors of the Frontier
  • Chapter 12: Later
  • Chapter 13: Our Mistake
  • Chapter 14: Not Saying, Or Unable to Say
  • Chapter 15: The Line of Death
  • Chapter 16: Last Stand

Characters In Order of Appearance



Grimgar Characters
Haruhiro's Haruhiro, Mary, Yume, Shihoru, Kuzaku, Ranta?, Moguzo, Manato
Renji's Renji, Ron Chibi, Sassa, Adachi
Tokkis Tokimune, Inui, Tada, Mimori, Anna-san, Kikkawa
Souma's Souma, Kemuri, Shima, Pingo, Lilia Sturm, Zenmai, Nino
Typhoon Rocks Rock, Kajita, Moyugi, Kurou, Sakanami, Tsuga
Team Akira Akira, Branken, Gohho, Miho, Kayo, Tallow
Michiki's Michiki, Ogg, Mutsumi, Hayashi±, Mary±
Iron Knuckles Max, Aidan
Berserkers Dakki
Wild Angels Kajiko, Kikuno
Others Hiyomu, Brittany, Choko, Honen, Kimura, Kuzuoka, Yorozu, Undying King
Level. 1 Whisper, Chant, Prayer, Awaken      Level. 2 Everything is Precious      Level. 3 You Have to Accept That Things Won't Always Go Your Way      Level. 4 The Leaders and the Led      Level. 5 Hear Me Out, and Try Not to Laugh      Level. 6 Towards a Glory Not Worth Taking      Level. 7 The Rainbow on the Other Side      Level. 8 And So, We Wait for Tomorrow      Level. 9 Here Right Now, Far Into The Distance      Level. 10 A Love Song That'll Never Reach      Level. 11 At That Moment I Dreamt of Our Separate Ways

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