OmaeGotoki: Volume 2 Afterword

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Thank you very much for picking up the second volume of “Omae Gotoki ga Maou ni Kateru to (etc)”.

My name is kiki, and I am the author.

With the second volume here, it’s full-throttle yuri and disturbing stuff right from the get-go. Let me say it again: The slow life has died. Even those of you who came into this volume knowing what was going to happen probably had your hearts almost stop when you saw one particular insert. Don’t worry, I was the same way.

So what’d you all think of what I refer to as the ‘Ink arc’? This time there were three chapters that underwent some pretty heavy modifications for the light novel version. To tell the truth, the web version has already ended at ten Episodes, but as I mentioned three chapters were changed enough that you’d be able to tell at a glance --- I really doubt the LN will follow the same path from here on. I’m hoping that even those of you who have already read the WN will be able to enjoy a somewhat different OmaeGotoki.

Oh, and by the way, as a little bonus there’s a little extra story that you can read if you answer the survey after the link at the end of the book. It touches a little more on the true identity of Origin than in the main novel, so if you read it you might be able to enjoy the main story a little more.

By the time this has come out, the comicalization has probably started. The mangaka in charge of it is a master of cool and cute drawings and an old acquaintance of mine, Minakata Sunao-sensei. We worked together many years ago now on a yuri manga for a certain magazine. I still can’t believe that Minakata-sensei of all people will be adapting this… I guess it just goes to show you really can’t tell what’ll happen in life. Kinta-sensei’s designs really managed to shine through quite nicely, I’m telling you. Every day I’m like:

“Is this really my novel?”

“Do I really deserve something this nice?”

“Does this mean I’m going to die tomorrow?”

“No, wait, maybe I’m already dead?”

“Don’t tell me I died and wandered into the mythical Land of Yuri!?”

...Okay, that last one was just a joke. I’m a man, so there’s no way they’d let me in there without at least chemically sterilizing me first.

So now I’m realizing all over again just how hard it is to write an afterword. I’ve spent a lot more time on this than on a passage the same size from the main novel… Looking it up, though, it turns out a lot of other authors are struggling with the same thing. I guess now that it’s come to this I’ll try the whole talk-with-the-characters shtick again.

Eterna “I’m Eterna Rinebow. I don’t know what I’m doing here.”

Ink “C’mon, doing an afterword sounds like a lot of fun! I’m Ink Rieskraft, by the way!”

Author “And I’m the author, ki

Yeah, no. Sorry. Not gonna work this time either. Just being able to write three characters together into a conversation is hard enough, so any author that can handle this level of mental strain is really something else. Maybe I’ll be able to do it in my next life.

Finally, I’d like to thank everyone who helped me with the making my story into a book.

Not only have you been kind enough to churn out more character designs, Kinta-sensei, and really I got chills down my spine when you sent me that one illustration. Really, I can’t thank you enough.

I know that I’ve been a bit of a problem child in somehow managing to make the second volume even longer than the first, editor I-sama, but I want you to know that I really appreciate all your work. I couldn’t have done it without you.

I’d also like to thank everyone else involved in the book-making process. It’s thanks to you that this book turned out as nicely as it did.

Finally, thank you readers for picking up this book. Really, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

I hope we can meet again when the story continues --- wherever it goes next.

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