Light Novel Volume 16 is the 16th volume of the In Another World With My Smartphone light novel series written by Patora Fuyuhara with illustrations by Eiji Usatsuka.
Still struggling to unite two worlds, fledgling god Mochizuki Touya carries on with his work. The mutants continue to attack the Reverse World, hungrily devouring the souls of the fallen in service of Yula and the wicked god. And so, it's up to Touya to teach another set of off-worlders how to pilot the Frame Gears! Hopefully he's not too late... Elsewhere, a mystery unfurls regarding a long-lost prince of a devastated kingdom... Perhaps the Mage-King of Isengard has the answers Touya seeks? Chaos runs rampant, tearing open the veil upon a story of swords, sorcery, and heterochromia!
- Chapter I - The Ruined Nation's Prince (亡国の王子?)
- Chapter II - The Witch-King of Isengard (アイゼンガルドの魔工王?)
- Interlude - The Mysterious Sushi Adventure (寿司は異なもの味なもの?)
- Chapter III - The Rookies (若き冒険者たち?)
So, here we are again. What did you all think of In Another World With My Smartphone Volume 16?
This volume focused on someone who wasn’t Touya. How’d you like it? I think Sarutobi Homura is pretty nice. She’s one of Brunhild’s central recon figures and all. I liked the idea of featuring her in a little spin-off section, just to keep things fresh.
We were considering stripping this part from the print release, since it didn’t really feature any of our main cast members. But Kohaku got a little story in the last volume, so I wanted to use Homura’s point of view to broaden the scope of the world I’ve written. I hope you liked it.
The Isengard situation and the Homura chapter took up a great amount of this book, so it was kind of hard to find enough pages for an interlude.
However, I didn’t want this volume to lack exclusive content, otherwise, it would just be a cleaned-up version of the web novel. That’s why I managed to fit in a short, fun little story. In a sense, you can consider the interlude in this volume to be the response to that one time Touya lamented about wanting to eat sushi.
My favorite sushi is actually flounder, though. I always come back to it nomatter what.
The Japanese release of this volume’s special edition came with a special drama CD, too! It was my first time writing a dialogue-only script, so there were some rougher parts... but overall, I think it came out pretty good! The voice actors really picked up the slack and breathed life into the characters.
I’m hoping that it’s well-received, since that means there could be a second one in the future! And if that happens, I’ll make sure to write parts for Lu and the later fiancees too.
Now, it’s time for my round of thanks.
Usatsuka Eiji, thank you so much for your continued support. I love the illustrations you did for this volume. The story is finally reaching the meatiest, most interesting part, so I’ll be counting on you to bring vital scenes to life.
Thanks again to K, and everyone in Hobby Japan’s editorial department.
Everyone who had a part to play in publishing this book deserves my most sincere gratitude.
And, of course, thank you to my readers, especially those who have been following my story since its infancy as a web novel.