I Realised that I Became The Strongest After Spamming the 100 Million Years Button – The Dropout Swordsman that Became Unparalleled

Author: 月島 秀一 Tsukishima Shūichi

Original Web Novel: Syosetu
Light Novel: Fantasia Bunko

Alternative Titles:

  1. 一億年ボタンを連打した俺は、気付いたら最強になっていた~落第剣士の学院無双~
  2. Ichiokunen Button o Rendashita Ore wa, Kidzuitara Saikyou ni Natteita ~Rakudai Kenshi no Gakuin Musou~
  3. I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top (Title used by Yen Press for their licensed translation of the LN)


A mysterious old man approached the Swordsman who is on the verge of dropping out of his academy with the “100 Million Years Button”. A magic button, when pushed, will have the same effect as having trained for 100 Million Years. The Failed Swordsman doubtfully pushed the button, and the very next moment he felt a tremendous power surging through his body. Thus he pushed the button many times over – he spammed it.

It was a cursed button. The moment he pushed it, he was trapped in a “Time Prison” of 100 million years. 100 years passed, he was fortunate enough to train. 1000 years passed, and he had forgotten why he was swinging the sword. 10 000 years passed, and he had stopped thinking.

100 000 000 years later, he became a fleeting existence and finally returned to the real world.
At the same time, the memories of 100 million years spent so far were erased, and all that remained were sword skills which were honed to their utmost.

“I can become stronger just by pressing a button!” – he misunderstood and spammed the 100 million years button and each time he would curse at his own foolishness. As he continued to loop through 100 million years of hell, he realized something.

“If I can cut this world, won’t I be able to get out of here…?” Hundreds of millions of years later, he “cuts” the prison of time, and escapes from the 100 million year loop.

This is a story about the Failed Swordsman of the Swordsmanship Academy who manages to clear away the stigma attached to his reputation, displaying his swordsmanship which has been honed to the pinnacle his name will soar to the top of the world.

Cover Illustrations

Interior Illustrations
Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5
Volume 1
The 100 Million Years Button and the Prison of Time

Chapter 1 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 2 (Part 1, Part 2)

The Dropout Swordsman and the Swordsmanship Academy

Chapter 3 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 4 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 5 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 6 (Part 1, Part 2)

Black and White Princess and Soul Dress

Chapter 7 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 8 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 9 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 10 (Part 1, Part 2)

The Thousand Blade Academy and the Big Five Holy Festival

Chapter 11 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Chapter 12 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 13 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 14 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 15 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 16 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Chapter 17 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Volume 2
Magic Swordsman and Black Organization

Chapter 18 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 19 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 20 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 21 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 22 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 23 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 24 (Part 1, Part 2)

Return to the Academy and Civil War

Chapter 25 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 26 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 27 (Part 1, Part 2)

Recruitment Period and Strange Group

Chapter 28 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 29 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 30 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 31
Chapter 32 (Part 1, Part 2)

Meeting at the Summer Camp

Chapter 33 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 37 (Part 1, Part 2)

Volume 4
Top Secret and 1000 Blade Festival
The Five Great Powers and the Thirteen Knights of the Oracle

Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99

Volume 6+


  1. Wow..!
    Thanks for picking this series up.!! ^^

  2. Need the TAGS dudeeee you know the drill

    • The summery sounds good.

      But just in case.
      Can someone please tell me what to expect from this novel?
      As in tags or something along that line.

      • To save others trouble
        Action Adventure Fantasy Harem Martial Arts Mystery Romance School Life
        Academy Adapted to Manga Aggressive Characters Appearance Different from Actual Age Arrogant Characters Average-looking Protagonist Battle Academy Battle Competition Beautiful Female Lead Bullying Determined Protagonist Fantasy Creatures Fantasy World Hard-Working Protagonist Harsh Training Hidden Abilities Living Abroad Love Interest Falls in Love First Magical Space Male Protagonist Mysterious Family Background Naive Protagonist Overpowered Protagonist Personality Changes Royalty Sealed Power Soul Power Stoic Characters Strong Love Interests Strong to Stronger Sudden Strength Gain Sword And Magic Sword Wielder Time Manipulation Underestimated Protagonist Weak to Strong

  3. Thanks for translating this

  4. Thanks for translating this!

  5. chapter 20 part 2 and chapter 21 part 1 are missing from the toc now. also,
    Chapter 22 part 2, Chapter 23 part 1, Chapter 23 part 2, Chapter 23 part 1, Chapter 23 part 2,
    chapter 23 is twice. needs to be 24

  6. The illustrations on loading.

  7. too focused on fights & training.
    world exposition feels lacking, usage of time skip feels half baked.
    should’ve known the MC is kinda weird when he can go through 2 billion years of time alone voluntarily would make him a training junkie. there’s literally nothing else inside his head than it.
    makes it less relatable and just kinda repetitive.

  8. Dear Translator,
    I really love this series and I’m happy that you’re continuing to translate it at a rapid pace. Really appreciate your hard work!
    Please don’t quit these series due to the poor reviews on Novel Updates (thise guys are, like, forever-on-their-period or something, always looking to nitpick on any and everything)

  9. Do you have plans to upload the illustrations from each volume? If not, keep up the great work.

  10. I have a question, how many peoples have he killed?

  11. If he gets rid of his naivete and some cliche he might actually become top tier MC

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