Dai Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu:Volume 2 Afterword
Right, we're now in the second month of the consecutive releases!
I'm dying! I'm dying!
I screamed as I start writing the afterword.
No, you see, the Denyuuden here seems to be on the receiving end of a great upheaval, so everything's going hectic. It has become something terrible. Aside from the manuscript, I'm so swamped with work that I could die.
To start off, terrible thing number 1!!
Short story releases will cease from now on! (eh!?)
In other words, the editorial department hopes that I can write a "Roland Revolution Chapter". As I was groping for the places I can write about, I decided to stop writing the short stories and spend time on that! And that's how things have become, now that there's no more "Toriaezu Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Anyway)" series, 2 or 3 volumes of the longer, greater content-based Roland Revolution Chapters will contain the short stories I've written to date.
Just as I was about to make an advertisement to the world about the succeeding series of "Toriden", that is "Denyuuden SHOW 1", I have to stop that as a new development unfold.
And that will be, the new series will start selling in the next month!
And the title is.
"Shinyuuden Kakumeihen Ochita Kuori Yuusha no Densetsu 1 (Shinyuuden Revolution Chapter The Legend of the Fallen Dark Hero 1)".
The title is long!? (LOL)
The contents will be surrounding the blank period of two years in which Sion became king, which can be said to be made up of fairly important content to the story of the Denyuuden, which still have many unanswered questions with regards to the Empire of Roland.
What are the pasts of Claugh, Calne, Miller, and Luke, and how did they meet Sion?
What are Ferris and Lucile doing then?
How did Sion carry out the revolution of Roland?
In order to seriously pan out that important story, I've also stopped the serializations in Doramaga.
See? Isn't this a terrible thing? Right?
Well, and after this and that, terrible thing number 2!!
Because of that reason as well, the short story serialization will stop.
The part 1 and part 2 of the short story that will be included in the Doramaga published at the end of December and end of January will be the final chapters of the 6-year long Denyuuden serialization.
Even though my serialization had already been running for a long period of six years, it kept doing well recently in the Doramaga survey, and you guys are reading this and giving me such tremendous support, but yet, I selfishly want to write the revolution chapter and stop the serialization, with regards to this, I'm feeling pretty apologetic...... but even when I'm feeling that as well, I have decided to make sure what I'm doing here will make you guys even gladder.
Of course, in exchange for stopping the serialization, next year onward, I'll present an even more and better Denyuuden, so please continue supporting me, thanks in advance!!
Now now, let's move on to the third matter! (There's more~!!)
As I stumbled upon my unread manuscripts in an old box, suddenly, my super capable editor in charge, M-san, who has nurtured me all this while, said something like this.
"The other day, it was the first time I praise your manuscript right?"
"Yeah you did."
"About the praising matter."
"You graduated didn't you?"
"After getting praised by me, who has become famous for never praising anything, doesn't that mean you've graduated?"
"Eh? Eh? Erm, why that suddenly......"
"Well, I've nurtured you this far. I'm really happy. Well then, please keep doing your best."
"Like I said, what's this about......"
"There's a change in editors!"
And so, there is a change in editors ~.
At the same time, Toyota-san also have her editor in charge changed, and over her side, such a drama took place. The editor-in-charge said.
"He, Saoti, let's cut away the Super Brief Denyuuden 4-koma included at the start of Dai Denyuuden 1!"
"Eh? Eh? The Super Brief Denyuuden is different from the Battle Royal 4-koma, if M-san cuts the name, the afterword that Kagami-san had written......"
"No, this is a graduation exam......"
"Huh? Graduation? What's with the sudden graduation thing?"
"That of course means that Saoti is going independent! Since the editor is going to change. Now, go get them. Show them!"
"Eeeeeehhhhhhh!? Super bothersome!"
So whether Saoti did scream out in that manner or not, I have no idea but still went ahead and wrote that anyway, and with that extremely well done 4-koma,
The editor-in-charge yelled and left.
And so, well, even when I wrote it like a comedy, but to me, my editor-in-charge is like my second parent, and I really respected him, and this parting gives me a mixed feeling of fear as well as pride.
But above all that, what I really want to say is, without M-san discovering me and nurturing me, Denyuuden, Elwin, and Kagami Takaya will not have existed, and my thanks are never enough.
That's why I'm writing a personal message in a 'public place' like this.
M-san, thank you very much. It's my pride to have been able to work with you for the last 7 years. I'll never forget your kindness. I look forward to working with you again one day.
And I think Toyota Saoti also feels the same way.
That's why, take your time to recuperate, one day, we'll work together again. I'll always be waiting for you.
And so, after graduating from the great M-san's care, I have some thoughts.
I have to show a even more awesome face. Meaning "Toriden" and my "serialization" have come to an end.
I have to do something more interesting. Something that will please you all even more. Something more awesome. I shall start from here and make something to show that I'm really working hard, to the M-san who's watching from afar.
Denyuuden, as well as Kagami Takaya, will start to challenge something new, so everyone, please support me!!
And with that, I shall introduce you to my new editor-in-charge.
And so, my temporary new editor-in-charge is none other than the editor-in-chief of Fantasia label, K-tou-san.
"Geez, Kagami-kun, I'm really busy, so stop staying such things on your own ~."
So as to speak, the one who's gradually revealing my selfishness, is none other than the one who's also famous among the people on other levels, the super beautiful editor-in-chief-sama. Slightly older than me, the so called young executive right? Elite right? Young-exec right? (customary distasteful laugh)
When K-tou-san and I met up, we had an abnormally passionate talk.
"Are you going to the motor show this time?"
"Uwah, I'm so envious."
And so, it's about cars huh!
Jokes aside, for someone abnormally busy like K-tou-san, he almost always take into consideration my selfish opinions patiently. I'm really indebted to him.
Anyhow, we're already almost at the end of advertising, but yet, I wanted to stop the serialization out of the blue! I wanted to write the revolution chapter! He not only applauded my decision, but said to me, Then make something even more awesome!, What I have here is awesome!, he started suggesting, and before I knew it,
"Hey. Hey hey, even though I was the one who initiated the suggestion, before I knew it, it has become something real bothersome...... hey, heyyyyyyyyyyyyy?"
As expected of the young executive.
And this was how it went.
So, with this and that, we're all going to work hard together.
Please continue to support Denyuuden from hereon!
And so, with that, I'm almost done with reporting my situation, I guess.
Ah, right, I have to write the afterword!
In my previous afterword, I announced the new covers for Denyuuden, and The books are already launched and lined up in bookstores, so go to the large bookstores and check it out yourself, I wanted to write this time but, Please waitttttttt, a mail saying that came.
Not just the large bookstores! Even for us medium sized bookstores, we took the trouble to order and then, since they came with the wrapper that says "over 2 million copies sold", we also did a handmade popup that says "over 2 million copies sold" and placed it beside the entire series on the shelves! We'll show you the soul of Denyuuden! So be it small or medium stores, we're doing our best so come take a look.... was what was written in the mail, making me really happy.......
What a touching mail.
I collapsed (seriously).
That's right! Even the small and medium sized stores are doing their best. I'm really touched. Really sorry. Thanks for your support. I'm really happy about the popup. Thank you.
Everyone, go to your nearest bookstore and take a look!
So let's go find those bookstores that favor Ryner, no, I mean Denyuuden, alright!
Then, let's all conquer the world!!
Orh!! (wait, looks like a cult LOL)
But really, thanks. Even though I always say this, but thanks to the support of everyone, I can continue writing this.
Thank you very much.
And also, please continue to support me.
Now now, with this, the pages are finally finishing, and I want to end this.
The next time we meet will be next month, when
"Shindenyuuden, Revolution Chapter, The Legend of the Dark Fallen Hero 1"
And also at the end of the month, will be the first part of the last chapter of the serialization in the Doramaga. The last chapter will probably be followed with some great special write up, it seems, or is there, I don't know?
Anyway, I think there's gonna be something, so please also support Doramaga.
For details, get a copy of Doramaga, or visit my official website "Kagami Takaya's Healthy Lifestyle", and also the official website of Denyuuden made by Fujimi Shobou!
Well well, I shall see you in next month's Roland's revolution chapter!
 Translator's Notes and References
- Doramaga: Dragon Magazine.
- Elwin: Kagami's first work that span 10 volumes and 2 short story volumes before Denyuuden series started.
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