Hanging High School: The Nonsense Bearer's Pupil (クビツリハイスクール 戯言遣いの弟子, Kubitsuri Hai Sukūru: Zaregoto Tsukai no Deshi) is the third book in the Zaregoto light novel series.


"My job this time around is to free a student named Yukariki Ichihime from her academy."

"To 'free' her...the way you phrase it makes it sound almost as if the academy's imprisoning that girl, doesn't it?"

Conceding to a strange request from Humanity's Strongest Contractor Aikawa Jun, "I" aka "Nonsense Bearer Ii-chan" has infiltrated Sumiyuri Private Academy, better known as "Hanging High School", and inadvertently plunged himself straight into a veritable tempest of slaughter.

The definitive work of a new generation, the Zaregoto Series.

If you haven't read these revolutionary novels, then just what have you been reading?



Act One - The Farce Begins

Act Two - Iron Fence

Act Three - Hanging High School

Act Four - Piercing Darkness

Act Five - Re-Double-Crossed Fidelity

Act Six - Extreme Death

Act Seven - Brilliant Red Judgement

After the Curtain - The Honor of the Lily-of-the-Valley


Name Description
Jun AikawaContractor
Ichihime YukarikiClient
Me (narrator)Protagonist
Yuma ShiseiZig Zag
Shiogi HagiharaStrategist
Tamamo SaijouYamitsuki (Piercing Darkness)
Noa OrigamiDean


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Volume 3 (in Japanese). Published by Kodansha.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bunkobon 3 (in Japanese). Published by Kodansha.


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Zaregoto Novels
Novels 1. The Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer • 2. Strangulation Romanticist: Hitoshiki Zerozaki, Human Failure • 3. Hanging High School: The Nonsense Bearer's Pupil • 4. Psycho Logical (Part One): Gaisuke Utsurigi's Nonsense Killer • 5. Psycho Logical (Part Two): Sour Little Song • 6. Cannibal Magical: Niounomiya Siblings, Masters of Carnage • 7. Uprooted Radical (Part One): The Thirteen Stairs • 8. Uprooted Radical (Part Two): Overkill Red vs. The Orange Seed • 9. Uprooted Radical (Part Three): The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer

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