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Hello there, Ebisu Seiji here.
I’d like everyone of you to thank you for picking up [Ore Ga Suki Nano Wa Imouto Dakedo Imouto Janai] volume 7.5. Thank you very much.
As you might have guessed by the number, this volume doesn’t belong to the normal series, but has its own special place. At first, this storyboard was only supposed to be a short episode for the Monthly Dagon magazine, but after a bit of reworking it into an episode, it turned into what you have read just now.
Story-wise, a Kouhai from Suzuka’s Hakuou, Madenokouji Nene, appears, finds passion in light novels thanks to Towano Chikai’s previous lecture at Hakuou, and asks Yuu and Suzuka for guidance. Since she doesn’t appear in the main series, this is something you could call a side story. Thanks to that, I was able to write several new episodes that didn’t fit into the main series. How did you enjoy it? I would be very happy if both the readers of the Monthly’s Dragon Magazine, as well as the first-time readers had a good time with this volume.
I have to say, however, that this was my first time writing a side story for one of my main series, which resulted in a lot of pressure that I applied on myself. At first, when it came to naming this side story, I was pondering a lot between things like [Ore Ga Suki Nano Wa Imouto Dakedo Imouto Janai – Plus Alpha!] or [Ore Ga Suki Nano Wa Imouto Dakedo Imouto Janai – Extracurricular Classes], but in the end, I went for the standard affair 7.5 number.
But, nevermind that for now, on a final note, I’d like to once again thank everyone who enabled me to bring out my first side story into the world like this.
And, here’s to hoping that we get to see each other again in the near future—
3rd of August, 2018. Ebisu Seiji.