Light Novel Volume 15 is the 15th volume of the In Another World With My Smartphone light novel series written by Patora Fuyuhara with illustrations by Eiji Usatsuka.
After a series of troubling events, Mochizuki Touya takes some much-needed downtime. The fate of two worlds still hangs in the balance, he needs to secure more allies in the Reverse World, and Yula and the wicked god continue their dark machinations in the background, but that doesn't mean that our hero can't take a little time for romance and relaxation. But unbeknownst to our crew, another god may have set his eyes on the mortal realm... Lovers waltz and blades clash, unveiling a story of swords, sorcery, and fun in the sun!
- Interlude - The Guardians of Brunhild (ブリュンヒルドの守護者たち?)
- Chapter I - The Egret Emissaries (イグレットから使者?)
- Chapter II - The Reunion (再会?)
- Interlude - I'm Happy just to Dance with You.
- Chapter III - A Happy Twist of Fate (合縁奇縁?)
- Chapter IV - Right by Your Side (あなたのそばに?)
Hello again, I hope you’ve all enjoyed this volume of In Another World With My Smartphone.
It’s sort of like a collection of shorter stories about forging bonds with new people. Touya’s had his horizons broadened, literally, so he now has more opportunities to interact with even more people. And, of course, the opportunity for danger has increased as well.
Norn, the master of the black crown, made her debut in this volume. But of course, she has the same name as Norn from Brunhild’s knight order.
To be honest, I originally chose Norn for the black crown contractor... but then I ended up using it prematurely.
In the webnovel version, the Norn from Brunhild was renamed Norue, but
I just decided to keep her name the same for the light novel release.
I considered changing the crown contractor’s name to something else during the publication, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. In the end, that’s her name. I don’t want to take that from her. And that’s also why the maid is still called Elfrau.
I had a feeling I would regret changing names on a dime.
Some of the heroines have similar names, too... Like Sue and Lu. I wonder why I did that... Then again, they’re just nicknames. Sue is actually Sushie, and Lu is actually Lucia. I guess my shorthand names aren’t very imaginative... Oh well, it’s not really a big deal.
This volume was hard, since a lot of the writing was original content. You got three whole interludes that didn’t exist in the web novel. There was a lot of different schedules involved, and so on... Not to mention the fact that in Japan, the next volume comes with a Drama CD. It was my first time writing a script, so that was exciting. It was honestly a little hard to write something that was entirely dialogue...
Thankfully, we got the same voice actors they used in the anime, too. I wasn’t able to attend the recording myself, but I heard it was a lot of fun.
I did receive a phone call from the guy organizing the recording on the day it happened... But I was sleeping like a log. Whoops! Why was my smartphone on silent? I don’t remember setting it to that!
Since the Drama CD could only involve characters from the anime, Sakura, Lu, and Hilde weren’t allowed.
...But if we get a second season, I’d like to write one for them. I think a Drama CD about a hero and all nine heroines could be a lot of fun.
Anyway, the Drama CD comes with the Japanese special edition of volume 16. I hope people enjoy it. The special edition even has a special cover illustration by Eiji Usatsuka. I love it.
Anyway, time to give my regularly scheduled thanks.
Thanks as ever, Eiji Usatsuka, for your amazing illustrations. I’m looking forward to seeing the special edition cover in stores, and the regular cover as well!
Thanks again to Tomofumi Ogasawara for the mecha designs. You’ve designed multiple crown Gollems at this point, and they’re just so charming.
Thanks again for working so hard.
As always, K, and the other members of Hobby Japan’s editorial staff...
Thank you so much!
And, of course, thanks to everyone who has continued to read my work so far, including those who are following the webnovel version.