Unlimited Fafnir:Volume 4 Afterword
This is Tsukasa. Unlimited Fafnir has finally reached Volume 4. This time, the story leaves Midgard and takes place in Firill's homeland.
From tropical Midgard to the Principality of Erlia in the chilly highlands—
For someone who fears the cold like me, it's quite an ordeal.
And who knows if there's any cause and effect, but shortly before I wrote this afterword, there was record snowfall in Tokyo.
It was my first time experiencing dozens of centimeters of snow accumulated. That day, I stayed home and spent the day peacefully.
I'm filled with fear when I think about snowfall in the north which dwarfs this.
Then thinking about all the people working in snow removal for our sake, I'm inspired with strong feelings of respect...
—Oh, I'm afraid I might use up my page count if I continue this topic, so let's get back to the point.
What I want to say is that the writing process for this volume felt quite smooth because the weather matched reality. Sure enough, trying to write a summer story during cold weather, to immerse my imagination into that kind of world, would inevitably take more time.
But after getting into the story, the outside temperature would no longer matter, so I don't think there's any difference in story quality. But in terms of writing speed, I think it'll be faster if the weather in the plot matches what's going on in real life. Or perhaps the amount of time needed to switch mindsets is different.
Although it's only a feeling without any evidence... I think it's true based on experience.
Speaking of experience, this Unlimited Fafnir Volume 4 is already my twenty-first book published as a writer. Emotionally, I still think of myself as a newbie so it feels quite incredible.
It's all thanks to all the readers' support that I can continue writing as a career. I'm truly thankful to you all.
Then thanks to everyone, Unlimited Fafnir is now getting a manga adaptation.
And at the back of this Volume 4, even the prologue of the manga serialization will be included.
I've already seen the storyboards for the prologue and the first chapter. It feels very intense and awesome. More importantly, it's a great read, making me so impressed. A manga's expressive power is really amazing.
The manga definitely has a charm that prose cannot fully describe. By the time I realized, I was already enjoying the manga version from a reader's standpoint.
I will work hard too and not lose to the manga version.
This is my first time cooperating across different media. I'm looking forward to it with great excitement.
I heard that it will be serialized in Good! Afternoon magazine. I hope all of you will support it, dear readers.
Then next, let's start the acknowledgements.
Korie Riko-sensei, Iris and all the girls are super cute again! Especially in their formal dresses, they're so attractive. Just seeing them fills me with happiness. I'm so grateful that you're always drawing such lovely illustrations for this story.
Editor in charge, Shouji-sama, thanks to your rapid responses every time, I'm able to finish the story to a satisfactory degree without rushing. The errors you point out always enlighten me in awe. I'm really grateful to you. Please continue to look after me.
Next, I will express the greatest thanks to all the readers once again.
Next volume is finally(?) set to focus on Lisa, please look forward to it.
Well then, see you next time.
Tsukasa, February 2014
Unlimited Fafnir Volume 4!
How does everyone feel about it?
I'm so happy to be able to draw all the girls in formal dresses.
Then I'd really like to bury my face in Firill-chan's bosom.
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