First, thank you very much for picking up this book! So, that’s the ninth volume of Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire ♀. I hope you enjoyed it.
This volume was the start of a second arc in my mind, so a new start means a new Inglis, and a new Inglis means a new look! Well, that was how I came up with the change for her. I was also looking forward to new art of her as a young child again.
And I don’t really have much else to say, so I think I’ll write my impressions from seeing the recording for the anime. Actually, I was able to participate in the recording remotely each time. Pros at work are incredible. They work so fast!
I don’t mean that they were rushing through it or anything, I mean that they work so swiftly and efficiently that it’s hard for an amateur to keep up. The voice actors and actresses were delivering performances I thought were ready for broadcast from their first test reads. I wonder how long they’ve been voice acting. They were amazing.
And while I was just thinking to myself, Wow, this is unbelievable for right off the bat, the directors were rattling off things like, “The way you say this,” “This word’s pronounced like this,” “The tone of the scene is like this,” et cetera, et cetera. I was like, Really? I couldn’t even tell anything was off! But they were nice enough to ask, “How was that, Hayaken?” and all I could do was respond “(That was so fast, I couldn’t tell what was going on...) Yeah, that was great!” My inexperience made me feel like I was just along for the ride, trying to keep up.
Honestly, I feel sorry for being propped up as something big and important when I felt like I couldn’t add much that was helpful!
But it was a valuable experience. Not many people get that chance. If I had still been moonlighting as a writer, I wouldn’t have been able to attend, so I’m glad I decided to focus. Also, I went out drinking with my old boss, and they said that if I ever need work, they’d take me back, so my lines of retreat are secure! ...I hope.
Finally, I’d like to thank my editor N, the illustrator Nagu, and everyone else involved for their hard work and dedication. Goodbye for now!