It’s my eighth time writing this afterword, and there’s pretty much nothing left to write. After all, I do write some supplementary material for reading, but there’s really nothing to explain. This time, I’m writing while thinking ‘let’s have a color illustration of the girls after they just woke up’.
Personally, I wasn’t someone who needed an afterword. I find it pointless to write a few pages of afterword, and in fact, of all my series, Myex is the only series with one. However, after accidentally writing one for the first volume, I ended up having to write for all 8 volumes. Ahhh it’s a hassle. Couldn’t I just tweet about it?
Looking back, my student life was pretty much the same, and it felt like I remained lazy and inert over those sixteen years. Actually, back during middle school or so, I was pretty much sick and tired of school, and when I attended high school, it’s pretty much for gathering novel material. Not much else to say for college and such either.
Now that I think about it, I guess I’m fortunate to have something I could truly dedicate myself to. The price of that is that I can’t remember a single classmate’s name or face now, and I pretty much think it doesn’t matter now, since I’ve been reading and writing novels seriously. I only had this option in mind, so Aisa and Yume’s fears were irrelevant to me.
That said, I think I’ve had a special life. I wouldn’t say anything irresponsible like ‘Don’t be scared of anything, just do it!’, but doing something with sincerity does make things interesting, whether it’s a novel, manga, games, or love. When I look at the characters in Myex, I start to see things that they’re truly mustering their courage for, and I can’t be happier as the author.
But well—this might not coexist with love at the same time.
The next volume, volume nine, would round up the foreshadowing from volume six. What am I talking about? Please read it through again. A mysterious unidentified uncle showed up and disappeared, you know?
The anime production is also proceeding in an orderly manner. As the author, I’m pretty much at the state of showing the ‘beginning’ to everyone. Nobody’s thinking that just seeing Mizuto and Yume’s reunion is a happy ending, right?
And so, this is ‘My Stepsister is my ex volume 8 – It’s time to get serious’ by Kyousuke Kamishiro. In conclusion, the most serious of them all is Isana Higashira.