Sougetsu: "To think I was a mid-boss."
And with that said, how was the last volume of "AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon"? It has been a while, I'm Yanagimi Touki.
The main story ends here. Was it long? Was it short...? ...No, it was long, wasn't it. About four years? With just the main story volumes, there were thirteen of them. Including the short story volumes, fifteen in total (※One more to go). When I started this series I hadn't even the least idea it would end like this. I am deeply moved.
R-right. I was planning to write the afterword with author's thoughts about each character in this volume, as far as I'm concerned, there are four more pages left to write this time.
Rather, I should have started writing my thoughts about the series in previous volumes and just continued with this one. Well, let's leave the thoughts on characters to probably, the last volume which is the second short story collection volume, so look forward to that!
Although the AntiMagic Academy series has completed, I've had a fair share of fun and difficulties considering how long it continued. It's a work I've had the most points to reflect upon so far. I think it's not something everyone will like. I won't raise my hands and say "this is my masterpiece!" even if you force me to. Well, about whether I will continue as a writer – I think I won't write anything else... even if I thought so, I don't think that would actually happen. When I finish as series like this, I feel a little lonely. Of course I intend to do my best writing the next work, but as I recall the 35th platoon's members I feel like I'm dragging it out. I won't meet them again〜, kind of thing.
If among the readers there was even a single person who thinks the same I would be really happy, I feel sometimes. This series continued in quite serious mood, but half-forcefully I put some comical parts in. If the cool 35th platoon and comical 35th platoon remains in the corner of your hearts, there would be nothing that would make me happier.
Also everyone's boobies, too. Let's not forget the boobs. Big boobies, small boobies, nearly-nonexistent boobies, if you remember all the boobies I will definitely feel like I was saved. Earlier I wrote that I love this work though I can't say it was a masterpiece, but Usagi's boobies and character are my best boobies character so far. I can say it now, Usagi's boobies were totally based on my hobbies. Of course, small boobies and huge boobies are also my hobbies. I equally pour love into all boobies.
It's because they're my precious, dear boobies that I,
I would like you... just from time to time... to recall 35th platoon's boobies.
Yup. I think this is an afterword worthy of this series' final volume.
——With that said, it will continue for a little longer. In the second volume of 35th platoon's short story collection I plan to write a quite long short story. It will be related to Kiseki, sub-characters, and "what happened to that enemy?" things. And above all, I will properly write what happens to the 35th platoon afterwards. I'm really happy to be able to make a continuation of the epilogue! I look forward to it! Please look forward to it!
Well then, last volume's acknowledgements. The editors in charge of the series in whose care I was – S-sama (x2), Y-sama, K-sama. I was able to finish this work safely thanks to those people in charge of me. Next up, the illustrator Kippu-sama. I am really grateful for finishing up the characters to be beyond what I have imagined, I really appreciate it. Those who drew the comic version of the work, Hanao-sensei and Yasamura-sensei. Anime version's voice actors and everyone in the production staff. All of you from Fujimi Fantasia's editorial department who participated in this work.
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart. Although I might be an unreliable author, I did my best. Thank you very much. Thank you for your hard work!
Above all, to all you readers who have read this series.
Thank you very much——and, boobies.
I will send in the new work as soon as possible, please take care of it as well!
Well then, let's meet again! Yours, AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon"! (Heck, it's long after all)