Isekai Quest After School! – Volume 1 Afterword

Afterword


I love school-themed romantic comedy stories in which boys and girls live out their exciting lives filled with bittersweet memories.

I love fantasy stories set in other worlds, in which boys and girls eagerly go through thrilling adventures.

However, I usually have to make a choice between the two.

I love both curry and pork cutlets, but ordering two separate dishes would cause problems (mainly stomach-related).

However…. Does it really have to be that way?

Isn’t there a way to make it work somehow?

That’s right… This world has something called pork cutlets with curry!

This work, 『Isekai Quest After School! ~My Aloof Senpai Only Smiles When She’s With Me~』, was born from such an idea.

For the people whom I have never met before, it’s nice to meet you. People who are already familiar with me, it has been a while. The people who have read one of my different books that went on sale in November might be thinking, “What, this guy again?” That’s right. It’s me again. My name is Sorano Kazuki.

I decided to cherry-pick the best parts of both a school-themed romantic comedy and an otherworld fantasy and create a new and somewhat unreasonable story. I would be very glad if you enjoyed it.

I managed to attach two different genres together using the idea that people could easily travel between the other world and our current world.

I still wanted to have something new in the story, so I arrived at the idea of, “Wouldn’t it be interesting if the heroine had completely different personalities in each of the worlds?”

The Senpai with widely contrasting personalities was born as a result of that thought process, but I had a lot of fun while writing about her. I hope I was able to properly express that through my writing.

To tell you the truth, I too have longed for a 『Senpai whom I am close to』.

The reason being, I had absolutely no interactions with the students in higher grades during my school life.

I wonder why that was so when I think back on those days, but the fact is that I have no memories of any such interactions.

I participated in clubs at school, and I remember interacting with my juniors. However, no matter how much I ransack my memories, I can’t remember talking to my seniors at all.

Does this mean that I had some extremely traumatic experience that is causing my brain to unconsciously seal away all related memories….?

Once those memories are unlocked, will a mysterious beauty wearing a black coat appear before me and say something like, “So you finally remembered. I am your Senpai. At last, the promised time has come” and cause my dormant supernatural abilities to awaken…..?

After that, will I end up participating in a large-scale battle with the fate of the Earth on the line….?

While I was thinking about stuff like that, I started to become overly excited. Awaken quickly, my memories with my Senpai!

Well, putting such obviously unrealistic scenarios aside, I really don’t know why I don’t have any such memories. Someone, please tell me if you know the reason.

Still, If I had a person older than me, especially a beautiful girl who would cheerfully give me advice about my studies and my private life, I might froth at the mouth and pass out before finding words to describe my feelings.

In any case, talking about my delusions any further is pointless, so I would like to move on to giving thanks.

N-sama, my old editor, and S-sama, my new editor. Thank you for patiently putting up with this story that has a relatively simplistic setting. I am especially indebted to you for helping me create Senpai’s character.

Kodama Yuu-sama, who drew the illustrations. To be honest, this is the first time I’ve worked with a person whom I have already worked with before, so it feels kind of strange. The lively character designs were amazing, and especially the illustrations with Senpai showing her different personalities were very cute. Thank you so much.

All the people who sent me messages from every quarter. Reading your impressions makes me feel that I am really alive, after all. Really, I can’t thank you all enough.

And finally, a big thank you to all the readers who read this book.

I hope that we can meet again.

Sorano Kazuki

PS: Please check out my other book that released in November under HJ Bunko: 『What happens when a workaholic sorcerer starts living with a cute wife? “Yes, I’m very happy!”』
(勤労魔導士が、かわいい嫁と暮らしたら? 「はい、しあわせです!」)

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