I Became Friends with the Second Cutest Girl in My Class - Chapter 155
Chapter 155 – Author’s Note 2
Firstly, thank you for reading ‘I Became Friends with the Second Cutest Girl in My Class’. I’m the author.
I’m happy to announce that Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko will be releasing the book version of ‘I Became Friends with the Second Cutest Girl in My Class’ on December 24th. Once again, I give my sincere thanks to everyone who has been reading my work.
I’ve posted the sneak peak images for the book on my status, everyone can check it out and let me know your opinions. (T/N: Can’t find anything in the author’s status, probably deleted it already.)
For the book version, I’ve reviewed the web version of the series and made sure that it would be enjoyable to read.
That’s everything for now. If there’s further notice, I’ll make sure to state it on my status, so feel free to follow me.
As for the next update, it will be out as soon as the book version is released, so I’ll appreciate everyone’s patience.
Once again, thank you for your support, everyone.
– Note from December 14th 2021.
The bonus side stories will be provided by the following stores:
- Melon Books
Each side story will show the cute sides of Umi that weren’t present in the main story from the viewpoints of people other than Maki. I hope everyone will enjoy those side stories.
T/N: This is a good place to put in some TL notes, so I’ll do just that. First thing first, I’m amazed that some of you are actually reading this arc’s chapters daily, thank you for that, I’m happy that I don’t suffer alone.
Some of the SS are actually available in the author’s kakuyomu page, but I’m not going to TL them since they’re locked contents. I feel bad for TLing those kinds of contents, sorry about that.
Also, this note marks the end of the arc. I think it’s obvious at this point that I’m not fond of it. I understand the author’s intentions, he wanted to give Amami more spotlight so she has a reason to fall in love with Maki, but I think that he could execute that in a better way. I mean, through the arc, we never got moments where Amami could get to know Maki better or vice versa, it’s all about Amami and Arae. We established that Amami is important to Maki, but the author never really wrote about how close their relationship actually was, they barely had moments together as friends, just little snippets here and there, if only the author works on their relationship a little bit more, the arc would probably be more enjoyable. Then there’s a problem with the pacing, like the basketball match is too dragged out for no reason and the author just skipped the second base scene with Umi and Maki for some reason. Well, if I were to put all my opinions here, it would be endless, so I’ll just stop. I hope that the author will write the arc better in the LN because the arc has the potential to be good.
Anyway, the next arc is the real deal. We finally get what we’re here for, the relationship between the two will progress further and we’ll get a little insight into the past of a certain member of the Asanagi family, so please don’t give up on this series and look forward to it.
Next, the release date for LN vol 2 is August 1st. I’m not going to TL the LN, since it’s Sneaker Bunko, as long as the LN doesn’t get axed, we’ll get an official release sooner or later.
Lastly, give me time until the next chapter release because I want to finish translating the current arc of my other series. There are a few chapters left there, so it won’t take more than a week, maybe. Anyway, see ya later.
E/N: Well, Iyo and I share many of the same opinions about this arc. One could say it was wasted potential, but I despise sports commentary in novels. I just don’t find it fun to read, let alone translate/edit. So for those that took the time to read through this arc, I salute you. “You da real MVP.”
As for the ??? chapter. God I hope the author does something interesting with it. Only fluff can get stale so hopefully this plot point can add some spice to it in the future.
Main couple fluff will be returning soon, so look forward to it! Thank you all for reading and sticking with us! Until next time, PEACE!