This arc isn't the only time I've been asked this but this time it has really increased a lot. I guess the reason for that is because of the subject matter.
Well I received a few questions like that on twitter so last night I made some tweets in relation to that. I'll reproduce them here.
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I've been asked a lot recently about the last arc of Boukun so I thought I should answer.
1: because of the flow of the arc currently being serialized I think it will be the last arc. I'm sorry I'm just announcing this now. As to why I'm just announcing it now, before I started it I tentatively planed for it to be the end but recently my stories have a tendency to just flow out, Boukun has had an especially high tendency.(sweat)
2: I thought my plans might change so I left it vague. I'm sorry. But this arc has gone as planed so I think it will stay as planed.
3:It's just there is a sequel and some stories I have left, and the editorial department is asking for at least one more volume, it's likely I'll write stories to read every once in a while. That's also a reason I didn't say it was the last part.（＾＾；）
4: I have a tendency of when I start to think of finishing with a character I continue to write, it's likely I might feel like writing a longer story again... I'm sorry, I'm so wishy washy. (´▽｀；) Well either way it's true this is a big climax, I informed the editorial department and received permission.
5: When I think that Boukun is a character I've written since my debut work Challengers it makes me feel sad but I want to finish it off properly!!(｀･ω･´) I'll work hard!! But there is an extra and a sequel so please stick with me (smile)
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So, in other words I announced that this is the final arc of Koisuru Boukun.
Since I made those tweets last night I have received a lot of responses, a lot more than I even expected. It kind of surprised me. Saying "thank you" and "you've done a good job" and such... I'm really grateful thank you, that people would cheer on Boukun this much makes me really happy about my work... and, even to the people who just start reading it now I'm really grateful. I cried a little(´；ω；`) really really thank you very much.
However ... there were people who received it really negatively so, I'm going to supplement that.
Umm, there is no doubt that this arc is a big climax but, there are still 2 parts left in this arc, there will be a sequel and of course I still intend to write more including them so, please don't take it so negatively!（＾＾；）
I'm repeating myself but, I have a tenancy that when I think of finishing with a character my stories tend to spread out and I continue to write for a long time...(´▽｀；) so really honestly... I can't say this is the last part. there is much much more. I'm not that precise of a writer, so if I don't try to cut it off I won't know (sweat)
(there are things I'm clearly finished with though)
So really, sometimes I thought it might be best not to announce it as the final arc but, a long time ago when I finished "kimi ga koi ni oboreru" without saying anything I received a lot of reactions saying that they would have wanted me to say something before hand. When I wrote in volume 6 "it's the second half~" I also received a lot of people saying they wanted me to tell them earlier, A lot of my friends told me "before the end I want to know, I don't like it after it's out" So really I thought "it's better to say something before hand I have to say something"
In the relationship between these two, this last part was absolutely the climax.
So well, I wrote a lot but, after this arc I intend to write more Boukun! They won't become the main characters in your liked side character's story (smile)
(I intend to properly collect that so I intend to write that too)
So everyone, please stay with Boukun a little longer!
Just a little longer with the sequel extra story including them... I'll be happy if you read it.
Thank you very much（＾＾＊）