Classroom of the Elite Volume 10 Afterword
Howdy! How is everyone? Happy new year! This is an inexplicable afterword that I wrote in the middle of the night, and I’m quite excited to share it with you.
Yes. Every year that goes by, it becomes harder and harder to stay up late. Back when I was a teenager, it was easy for me to stay up for two days (48 hours) straight! It’s hard to believe I can boast about something so trivial. Rather, I’ve only been awake for 20 hours now and I’m already about to die, how did it come to this?
Make sure you sleep at least six hours every day.
Indeed. Oh yeah, with this volume, the first year is now over…
It’s over… NOT!
In the previous afterword, I had said the first year would come to an end in Volume 10, but it’s still not over!
This is because, to tell you the truth, when I began working on Volume 10, I had intended to include both the provisional exam and the final exam, but the former ended up using far more pages than I had planned. There was no way to cram everything into one volume, so it just turned out this way.
While this volume ended up thicker than I expected, the next one will absolutely be the end of their first year. After that, there will be a one-volume interval (Volume 11.5) that takes place before the start of the second year.
My plans always seem to change after I announce something in the afterword, so I’m a little anxious, but… I try not to think about that.
Unlike these light novels, this past year feels like it has gone by so quickly! It feels like 2018 arrived only just yesterday, and it was already 2019 in the blink of an eye (The year at which this volume was released). It’s unbelievable.
Despite wanting to increase my writing speed from one volume every four months to one volume every 3 months, I haven’t been able to successfully make it happen these past several years, which is frustrating. Either way, I always aim for a three-month timespan.
Last year, just like always, I was helped by both my illustrator, Tomose, and my editor. I’m going to rely on you guys even more in 2019 as well, so please continue to do everything you do!
Therefore, to you, the reader, please continue to support both me and this work in the future.
This was written by Kinugasa, the author of Youkoso, not me the translator. Please don’t confuse it for my own words.