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Rain (レイン, rein) is a Japanese light novel series by Takumi Yoshino, with illustrations by Megumi Sumikawa. Currently there are 10 volumes in this series. Volume 10 was written in the form of an email magazine to subscribers over two years, finished in Feb. 2013, and later published in paperback form. Currently, the author has started writing volume 11 via the same method.

Story Synopsis

Murgenia, a continent located in a different world.

Not yet fallen to the hands of the Scientific Revolution, this land continues to pass down with care the fading magics of it's ancient days. It is a world ruled by sword and sorcery —


A long time has passed since the war which engulfed the whole of Murgenia. Yet the precariously maintained balance of peace approaches its end.

Zarmine, a large kingdom located in the northern part of the continent has been reborn with the coming of its new king.

Unsatisfied with the small power he wields, the desire for conquest consumes him. Under orders from this king who knows no equal, the Dark Army begins its invasion, turning many countries to the flames of war.

Among those preparing for invasion is a small country located to the south west of the continent, known as Sunkwoll.

The military strength is not even one tenth that of a large country. The will of the soldiers shakes. The king pours out lavish luxuries upon the nobility, without regard to the welfare of his people.

It seems as though the destruction of this small, weak country Sunkwoll…is imminent.



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Format Standards

Every Chapter (after editing) must conform to the general format guidelines.


  • 23 May,2013 - Volume 1 Chapter 3,4 complete
  • 22 May,2013 - Volume 1 Prologue, Chapter 1,2 complete
  • 22 May,2013 - Project started as a teaser

The Rain series by Takumi Yoshino

If available, you will find the PDF, EPUB and/or MOBI version(s) of the Volumes in the forums here. If you are interested in sharing your version in any format please post in that topic.

Volume 1 - (Full Text)

Project Staff



All editors who speak English proficiently are welcome.

Series Overview

  • レイン ―雨の日に生まれた戦士 [単行本] (October 2005 ISBN 978-4434068201)
  • レイン〈2〉招かれざる帰還 [単行本] (April 2006 ISBN 978-4434077234)
  • レイン〈3〉シャンドリス、侵攻す [単行本] (July 2006 ISBN 978-4434081828)
  • レイン〈4〉世界を君に [単行本] (November 2006 ISBN 978-4434085741)
  • レイン〈5〉武闘会、開幕 [単行本] (July 2007 ISBN 978-4434108723)
  • レイン〈6〉大戦勃発! [単行本] (March 2008 ISBN 978-4434117039)
  • レイン〈7〉星祭りの夜 [単行本] (February 2009 ISBN 978-4434128035)
  • レイン〈8〉孤高の戦士 [単行本] (June 2010 ISBN 978-4434145766)
  • レイン〈9〉過去からの亡霊 [単行本] (June 2011 ISBN 978-4434157141)
  • レイン〈10〉最後の希望 [単行本] (August 2013 ISBN 978-4434182723)
  • レイン〈11〉シェラザード山脈を背にして [単行本] (October 2014 ISBN 978-4434198847)