Unlimited Fafnir:Volume 7 Afterword

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This is Tsukasa. Due to end-of-year schedules, this January issue is sold quite a few days earlier. Speaking of which, Volume 3 happened to be released roughly the same time last year. This really makes me feel that a year's time sure passes fast.

And during Volume 5's release, back when I thought the anime was still some time away, it's finally starting to air in January!

I am currently writing this afterword at the end of November but they have already publicized main characters' key visuals and voice cast as well as the theme songs. It feels like the moment is approaching step by step.

I always had an impression that the anime adaptation's planning was very distant from me, but as soon as it started, I was fortunate enough to be invited to script meetings and recording sessions, allowing me to watch the anime production process up close. It was a really good experience. And due to being involved directly in production, I've grown quite fond of Unlimited Fafnir's anime adaptation.

The same goes for the manga adaptation drawn by Saburouta-sensei. It's very elating to see the same story presented in a new manner.

Then of course, there is the one who first expanded this story's world view and gave the characters life, Korie Riko-sensei who is in charge of illustrations for this novel series.

About to be released in paperback, this Unlimited Fafnir was definitely not something I could complete by my efforts alone. Even more so for the manga and anime which have received plenty of help from many people in order for the story to be born in new realms.

I honestly think that Unlimited Fafnir is truly "a work blessed by others." The manga will become more and more exciting and the anime will surely be a wonderful product, so please make sure you read (watch) them!

—Oh, I'm going to run out of space if I don't start talking about this volume's content.

The seventh installment in the series, Unlimited Fafnir VII, Black Nemesis, finally begins to touch upon Yuu's past.

Due to certain reasons, Yuu and company make their way together to his parental home at Nanato City, but encounter unexpected situations—Basically this kind of story. Writing a story about visiting one's homeland always fills my heart with warmth inside.

Also, by the way, I only realized halfway through when I was writing, but my previous series also featured a home-returning story in Volume 7. I didn't do it on purpose, so it's only coincidence, but I guess this kind of rhythm might exist in my serialized stories.

Then next volume, we will venture deeper into the many mysteries set up so far.

In a situation where everyone has no choice but to confront change, what kind of "way of living" will Yuu choose? Please look forward to it.

Then I will start the acknowledgements.

Korie Riko-sensei, I've mentioned earlier too but it's all thanks to you that Unlimited Fafnir exists. The illustrations in this volume are very attractive too! Please continue to look after me.

Editor in charge, Shouji-sama, you've not only raised this series to a peak, but also given your support in various ways on the anime front, I am so grateful to you. As a work "blessed by others," the initial stroke of good fortune was surely the fate tying the series to Shouji-sama.

Then to all readers, I am sincerely thankful too!

Well then, see you next time.

Tsukasa, November 2014

Illustrator's Afterword[edit]

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Vine bondage, Kili version.

I wanted to draw this a long time ago...!

Korie Riko

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