City Series:Volume5b Afterword

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Kawakami Minoru’s Afterword: To the Readers[edit]

Yeah, I’ve gotta follow the format, don’t I?

Anyway, we ran a survey after Osaka, and the readers basically said, “Kawakami-san has been really lewd lately. Is he okay? Did he have a bad experience or something? Really, what’s going on?”

I want to know what’s going on too, honestly.

Anyway, let’s switch things up by starting on a more serious topic.

With Paris, I feel like you’ve gotten a pretty good look at what the City Series is as a whole.

With those 5 titles, I’ve managed to show off the basic structure of the world (not fully, though).

From here on, I plan to expand on the world a lot, so I’ll be looking at the future books as a sort of “second season”.

So with Paris and the other previous books (the first season?), I was getting into the shared elements of the world and the individual elements of each city, but with the second season, I will use all that as a foundation to focus more on the individual elements of each city, the characters, the items, and my usual craziness.

Think of it like having the groundwork laid out to start making a leap ahead in whatever direction I want.

So I guess you could say I have finally drawn out a visible starting line, thin though it may be.

As an author, I would describe this feeling like soaking in a really nice warm bath. (I don’t expect anyone at all to get what I mean from that.)

A big thank you to everyone who has supported me this far. I’m going to keep things exciting as I continue onward.

Hm.

Let’s follow up that serious talk with, um, a phone call! Yes, a phone call!

And to make things more interesting, I’ll call directly from the office. (I’m in a weird mood today.)

“Hey, K-kun. What are your thoughts on Paris?”

“Oh, Senpai. You really like the sexy stuff, don’t you?”

“That’s a sudden accusation.”

“A whole bunch of people say so.”

“Every member of the human race other than me is a liar, so you can’t trust a thing they say.”

“Eh? So I’m a liar too?””

“Of course. Everything you say is the opposite of true, so think carefully before you speak.”

“Umm, then yes homo, but I really hate you, man.”

“That is an unnecessarily complicated gag!!”

Damn, is everyone I know weird?

So with that (with what?), the City Series is about to really get started.

How exciting.

Anyway, my background music this time was, as announced last time, from a video game. I think Say Papa by Zuntata would be good for the final chapter.

While rereading Part B, I was wondering “Who was the most selfish?”

And this definitely had the usual City Series feel to it, didn’t it?

Anyway, the second season(?) begins next time with Berlin. I’m serious.


July 1999. An extremely sunny morning.

-Kawakami Minoru

Satoyasu’s Page[edit]

City v05b 385.jpg

Top: And with that…


Middle:

Thank you for seeing it through to the end. I got permission from the author for this page.

-Satoyasu


Right sword: That Thing from Hong Kong

Left sword: This One Too


Bottom: Sorry


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