Howdy, it’s Patora Fuyuhara again.
We’ve finally made it to volume ten of In Another World With My Smartphone. I’m pretty happy, honestly.
Now that Doctor Babylon’s on the scene, this world’s gonna see a lot more smartphones.
In the past, I was the kind of stubborn person who thought relying on a phone was no good.
I was a bit of a contrarian, and I acted like I had no need for a cellphone for the longest time. But then one day I found myself in a cellphone store, thinking it might at least be convenient to use for work purposes.
After a few hours, I came out of the store with a top-of-the-line brand new smartphone. It was either that the salesman was extremely good at his job, or I was just really gullible and dumb. It was probably the latter.
Either way, now I’m the kind of person who can’t go without using his smartphone. What kind of person did you used to be compared to now? I don’t think I’d have ever started writing this if I’d never bought a smartphone, honestly.
Right now the anime should be coming out pretty soon, it’s pretty rough to think about. The couple months between finalizing volume nine and ten went by in the blink of an eye.
Anime aside, a lot of people have been hosting events and campaigns related to the adaptation. I’m really amazed at the outpouring of support I’ve had, it’s emotionally moving and I’m extremely thankful.
At the time of writing this might be a little premature, but I’d like to thank the animation staff. I’d like to thank all the voice actors, too! You’ve totally breathed life into my characters. It’s been a happy few months.
Let’s get to our usual thanks! As always, Eiji Usatsuka, thank you so much for supporting me for a full ten volumes of amazing illustrations. Thank you for all you’ve done so far, and thank you for all you’ll do in the future.
Tomofumi Ogasawara, your mech designs have been exceptional as always. I’m sorry for describing Sue’s so fancifully... I imagine it must have been inconvenient, but you did a wonderful job.
K, as always. Thanks for sticking with me up until this point. I’m looking forward to continuing our work together.
Thanks to everyone in the editorial and publication departments.
And thank you so much to everyone who stuck with my books this far. Truly, you’ve made the last ten volumes a memorable experience.
― Patora Fuyuhara
(via J-Novel Club)