Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai:Volume 1 Afterword
Nice to meet you, or ‘long time no see’, this is Hirasaka Yomi.
About "Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai" or "Haganai" for short (just came up with it), how was it?
This novel is a story about myself who also had few friends, bad communication skills, negative thinking, lacking life experiences and useless delusional habits. It is my work that I feel completely satisfied with. Personally, this novel is the easiest style to write, easiest to read, contains the most favorite character types, the most interesting and the most comfortable story to write for me.
Usually I would have to think about the boring "For this work, what is the theme and message that would be included?", and I had to write about the settings or the characters that I really didn't want to do; also when there was something I wanted to write about, it conflicted with the setting so I couldn't put it in the novel. But this time I had permission to write a fun story in any way I want without any guidelines or restrictions.
So this work came from what I like personally and if possible I also want readers to enjoy it like I did, let us compete to see who can get more enjoyment out of it.
For this novel to continue releasing, it depends on the number of sales. Whether it has to end in 3 volumes or continues for longer, it all depends on how well it sells. Since this work is very different from my previous work, "Light Novel Club" because it has a relatively high level of freedom, I want to keep writing it for as long as possible.
Incidentally, "Light Novel Club" and this work both are short stories about everyday life, but for me "Haganai" is very different in a way, especially main characters. Because, in the previous work, they are all good and already have good relationships to begin with, completely opposite of the Neighbors Club members. So readers who enjoyed that work, or did not enjoy it, please try to compare it with this work, wouldn't that be interesting?
Last is for thank you.
First, K-san from MF Bunko J, who was responsible for this novel to be able to be published, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And just as importantly, Buriki-san, this novel illustrator. Whom I hoped to help me by doing illustrations, agreed to lend the talent to draw the attractive illustrations in this work, I really thank you. And lastly, to you who bought this book. Thank you very much.
I don't know if you have many friends or not. But even if you have a few friends you still can get unexpectedly a lot of enjoyment out of your life, and maybe it can even earn money like this (vivid story). I wanted to tell this to my pessimistic high school self 10 years ago.
End of July 2009, Hirasaka Yomi
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