For ones whom I met for the first time, those whom I meet after a while, greetings. It's Aloha Zachou.
To those who have picked this book up, H-san who is the editor in charge and in whose debt I am, the secondary editor A-san, yukisan who has provided nice illustrations for the work as well as the number of other people who read my work that was previously published on the net, you have my gratitude.
Because there were many people who have picked up volume 1, I was able to release volume 2 as well. Although it is a small step for me as a light novel writer, I was able to properly take it. For this, I'll relay how grateful I am, thank you very much.
As I try to write down my vague feelings, it doesn't seem real yet. I wrote a novel, and the editors in charge modified it again and again completing it. Every day was filled with that hurried preparation stage. And when everything was prepared to be published and I no longer had to work on it, my head went completely blank. It was a fluffy feeling like the one student gets when they finish writing a test in the middle of testing period, I felt like I was looking at someone else's work in a bookstore. Hoping that my work will become popular, I thought of doing my best from now on as well.
Since I started to talk a bit stiffly, I'll talk about Aloha Zachou's certain episode. In the 2nd volume our protagonist, Yun, has acquired a 【Cooking】 Sense, but I omitted many of the cooking scenes. In the web version, Yun exhibited his prowess. Since I focused on depicting food like that, it made me seem gluttonous.
Let's name that episode the 【Tuna-Eating Incident】 shall we.
My Father's friend has fishing as his hobby, and our house has received a freshly caught (though, rather than one that weights over a hundred kilogram like ones on market, it was a small one that was dozens centimetres long) tuna. Since our home is nowhere near the sea, we've been given a valuable oceanic fish in a cooler box. My Mother has sliced it, then the young me and my older brother have gobbled it up. Now that I think of it, it was a really extreme act.
The tuna was delicious. At that time, I must have remembered the taste of it. After that, in order to eat a delicious tuna we went to buy tuna in fresh fish-specializing supermarket in the neighbourhood, after eating it, it seems like I blurted out something ridiculous.
——This is not a tuna!
No, it was a tuna. However, a child shouldn't comment on the difference between fresh and tasty tuna and a tuna from supermarket! And thus I grew up while having my taste stimulated, I'm grateful to my parents who gave me delicious food to eat, my family is joking around whenever they recall that story.
In the novel, the tuna Yun has fought must have been delicious as well. Despite having such an extraordinary enthusiasm for tuna, rather than writing a cooking manga or novel, I wrote a VRMMO story. I wonder why? I don't know that myself.
From now onwards as well, please take care of me, Aloha Zachou.
To all readers who have picked this book up, thank you once again.
I look forward to the day I can meet with everyone once again.
May 2014, Aloha Zachou