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Since the fifth volume and the sixth volume are two parts of a single piece, I wonder if an afterword is actually necessary? Thus I have discussed this matter with editor-sama, and in the end editor-sama said that there should be some readers who look forward to the afterword and hope that I write one… there are people who look forward to reading the afterword… right? Is the kind of stuff in the afterword interesting to read? Hm… editor-sama’s words do make sense, or perhaps he wants me to dig up from somewhere something interesting to write about?
An interesting thing… in order to deal with many various matters relating to the fifth volume and the sixth volume, from August to the end of November I had spent every holiday huddled up at home to rush out this book… that’s the only thing I can think of.
Not only that, because just like the fourth volume, the sixth volume also has a special edition which comes with a Drama CD, the publishing process became even more compact than normal. It was really killing me...
That’s what it’s like as a part-time writer!
Huh. Not one bit… interesting. All it does is simply shatter everyone’s dreams.
Let’s change the topic.
At the same time as 《OVERLORD》 there is also a new web novel. However after the release of the sixth volume, at least 90% will be original material.
Originally, when I had the intention of rewriting the webnovel version as a book, I had to possibly supplement it with some brand new elements. This kind of thought has taken shape in the next volume.
The work itself has already been finalised. So long as there are no incidents, it should be available for sale in January 2014, and I hope to see everyone again in the in the afterword of that volume.
With that, let me get to the part where I credit others.
So-bin-sama for the book illustrations, Chord Design Studio which is responsible for the design work. Osako-sama who is responsible for the proofreading and editing, F-tan-sama the editor, and the various individuals who assisted in the production works. Thank you everybody. There is also Honey, thank you so much for your help.
Finally, I would like to give my sincerest thanks to all of my readers who show up to purchase this book!
December 2013, Maruyama Kugane