Toradora!:Volume8 Author's Notes
 Author's Notes
I have finally lost the envelope containing my broadband connection ID and password. (It even had a disclaimer outside saying "Please do not lose this!") I was always thinking, "I might lose this sooner than later." But having moved house twice during these past ten years, that envelope still remained beside me. And yet one day it just disappeared from where it was supposed to be. I searched everywhere but still could not find it, in the desk drawer, bed drawer, book shelf, cabinet, kitchen, the streets during dawn... in Sakuragicho... of course it couldn't be there.
W, what should I do? I am too used to living in procrastination all day. This is the complete version of Takemiya after 30 years of evolution. Since my evolution is now complete, it means my body and heart lack flexibility, and so I was unable to react instantly when faced with sudden incidents like these. I lack coordination, have slow reflexes, and can no longer grow any taller. Neither my height can increase anymore, nor my lost objects can ever return... In other words, my days are numbered.
And so, despite losing so many things, Toradora! has now entered its eighth volume. A big thank you to you readers for hanging along with this as well as all your support! So how did you find this volume?
Thanks to everyone, this series is getting stronger everyday, it now has a manga series illustrated by Zekkyo-sensei, as well as an anime in production, and... Argh! I really wanted to tell you all, but there's so many things I can't say yet, as we have a lot of works in secret at the moment! Anyway, I hope everyone who has enjoyed this series would enjoy the development from here onwards, that is the most important thing! I hope you will continue to support Toradora!
That's right, there's a lot of stuff which everyone is looking forward to in the story, so now's not the time for me to self-destruct, or to be bitten by bugs. By the way, there's been some large spots appearing on my right hand, I was thinking whether they could be measles, or pressure, or even some mental condition... And so I went to see a dermatologist, to which his response was, "Oh, you've got an infection from insect bites. You're the eleventh one today. Those are moth bites." Neither is it the time to check up on photos on what these moth larvae look like and faint from the sight of them (I'd better not faint). Neither is it time for me to keep scratching until its stings penetrate deep within my skin, causing me to faint (Perhaps it's better not to know what it looks like...)
And so, I'm really grateful to everyone for finishing this book. Please look forward to Toradora! Volume 9! As for Yasu-sensei and our main editor, the road ahead of us may still be long, but please don't self-destruct as well, let us fight together till the end!
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