渋谷支局 / Shibuya Branch
This branch is for information regarding the Akuryou Series published in Kodansha's Teens' Heart.
I thought I'd prepared myself, but a lot did come (wry smile).
For those who are wondering, complaints. Complaints.
"Why didn't Naru and Mai end up together?" -- Hahaha (^_^;)
Well, I got a bad feeling in the middle of things. After all, the fans voices for Naru and Mai are really something.
So, since the middle of the series, I was thinking, 'at this rate, if I write the final arc, maybe razor blades...' By the way, at this point, no razor blades have been received yet. (^_^;)
Thinking back, when writing the first story, it was supposed to have a happy end (the shocking truth just now revealed). But, around the third story, more and more people were saying, 'Don't end this series. If you end it, write a sequel."
With Mai as the main character in this series, and given how the series is built around Naru's and Mai's relationship, if the two have a happy end, for me, the series would be completely and utterly over. And if I were to force myself to write a sequel, at the very least, Naru and Mai wouldn't be in it. If they were, it would be very minor roles. But even so...
I thought about this for some time. Write a happy end and never write for it again, or write an unhappy end and write a sequel.
--I feel like if I write something like that, people will say 'you should just write a happy end and write a sequel'. (^_^;)
The concept of female clients will be attracted to Naru and be jealous of Mai while male clients will try to attract Mai and make Naru jealous, but in the end, the two overcome their misunderstandings and things go back to the way they were......
.......I'm very sorry, but please spare me that. (^_^;) With my writing skill, I can't maintain the suspense in this concept. (I've regretted it more than anything when I tried.) I hope you'll understand that I don't write stories where the couple has a happy end. ^_^;
So, for those who are hoping for a sweet romance, there are many romance novels out there that are more interesting than what I've written. It's the truth.
--Well, this is how things ended after thinking things through. I'm sorry. (bows furiously)
Of the mountain of fan letters, 100% were 'please write a sequel'. Everything from 'If you don't write (a sequel), I'll cry.' to 'I'll burn (your? my??) house down'...... This happened before too. (laughs)
--So, I'll quietly make a statement here. I will do a part 2 for the Akuryou Series. Those members will once again create a disturbance. So, please be assured on that point.
It's unknown as to when that will be, so please wait patiently. Once the details are worked out, I'll make an announcement in another pamphlet.
And finally, the Irregular Popularity Poll. --My, Naru's popularity shows no signs of waning. Going through the sympathy vote, he's leaving everyone far behind...... It feels like he's not allowing any of the other characters to even remotely follow. Some people wrote "Everyone can go for Gene~. That way Naru'll be mine. (maniacal laughter)", but it seems that everyone had the same thought. (^_^;)
Many things were received for his birthday, isn't that great, Naru? Mom's really happy (moved to tears).
To the people who sent gifts for Naru's birthday, thank you very much. I give you my thanks in Naru's place.
Hopefully it makes sense. I haven't actually read through what I wrote. ^^;