Unlimited Fafnir:Volume 11 Afterword
This is Tsukasa.
Finally, Unlimited Fafnir has reached eleven volumes.
Since serious fighting in the plot persisted for quite a while, I was asked to put in more of a slice-of-life slant than before.
After writing scenes of everyday life for each character, I became painfully aware of how much the cast has grown.
During Volume 1, the main characters consisted of the male protagonist and his six classmates—Back then, it was my first time writing a story with many female characters. It was tough.
After that, Tia was added and new characters kept debuting. Finally, all the seats in Brynhildr Class have been filled (built on the foundation of adding three more seats). Including Yuu, there are twelve students in the class!
Growing into a big family before I knew it, it gets me really excited when I have to write classroom scenes.
In particular, I find Vritra's presence in the classroom very incredible.
According to my initial concepts, her position was a little different.
However, after seeing all her desperate efforts foiled, her operations all deviating from her intent, finally captured by Yggdrasil, the editor muttered "what a klutz."
Now that I think back, that was her turning point.
Without that comment, Vritra would never have had a chance to sit down in class with Yuu and the others nor get on this volume's cover illustration.
I am looking forward to her active performance exceeding my expectations.
Volume 12's story is also planned to involve great upheavals. I hope to see everyone with the next volume.
Next comes acknowledgements.
Korie Riko-sensei, I've mentioned it before but thank you for drawing the adorable Vritra on the cover this time.
Jeanne in the color illustration made my heart skip a beat. Ren is very cute. Absolutely awesome.
It's all thanks to you, Korie Riko-sensei, that so many characters have come to life and the story continues to push forward strongly. I continue to look forward to working with you.
Editor in charge, Shouji-sama, thank you for your many suggestions again. I am deeply grateful.
I am overjoyed that Vritra has developed into such an outstanding character after your comment of 'what a klutz' breathed new possibilities into her.
Saburouta-sensei, who is in charge of Fafnir's manga version:
Although you are no longer drawing the manga by the time I'm writing this afterword, the manga's fourth and final volume is already set to be released on March 7.
Presenting things in a style different from the anime, you drew a very impressive Basilisk battle that was full of tension. Your portrayal of the characters' inner feelings was also very deep. I think your manga is the best. Especially Mitsuki who is very cute and dignified, it's extremely awesome! Thank you for the long serialization, I am truly grateful to you.
Finally, let me express my sincere thanks to all the readers.
Well then, see you next time.
Tsukasa, March 2016
I love Vritra-chan in a camisole.
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