Thanks for the summary. ♥ I love Silver Diamond, and wish there were more scanlations to read, or that Tokyopop would hurry and release the volumes faster. XD
You're welcome! I'm so glad this series comes out pretty quickly in Japanese. Hopefully Tokyopop will catch up...
<333 Silver Diamond. I'm getting the first three volumes in english soon (well, the third when it actually comes out T__T already preordered!), but it's killing me because I've read scanlations up to volume 8 already. XD So nothing new for me for a long while. :/
It is nice having physical copies, though. I really enjoyed getting the physical copies of Totally Captivated and reread them even though I'd already read the scans a lot. XD;
Thank you! It's absolutely wonderful to read her thoughts about her own series, but I totally loled when she compared the prince to a hamster. WHAT PART OF HIM LOOKS LIKE A HAMSTER?!
Her cast is ridiculously huge! I can't imagine how she handles it -- yet you get the sense that everyone is their own individual person, just they don't have enough screentime for everyone.
And I love her pillow fight idea! (It would suck in the entire bodyguard troop as well and Chigusa would have a totally unfair advantage (swirling feathers or giant fluffy pillows -- nobody else would be able to see what the hell they're hitting except him.)
*laughs* I don't think she meant he looked like a hamster. Now I'm imagining a freaky monster hamster wearing a gauzy shawl thing and talking via telepathy...Not good.
She does an excellent job of making each character an individual. I'm glad she cares about giving closure to them, there's nothing as irritating as side characters that you've come to care about just dropping off at the end.
A pillow fight would be fabulous, especially if the animals try to join in and making things more of a mess.
I liked the apologies. ♥
Thanks for the info. It's interesting that it's wrapping up now...and looking forward to the conclusion. It's been a long manga.
(gonna post a link to the sd community
if that's ok)
You're welcome. It's gone on a lot longer than I thought, I'm looking forward to seeing how she concludes it.
(No problem about linking to the comm. I don't do things like that anymore, but I don't mind other people doing it.)
Thanks for this.
Since I read Koori no Mamono no Monogatari, I've always felt her story is really best to be made into anime. The adventure story is just great! Although a bit too long for anime. Silver Diamond too!
I think both could be made into an anime if they cut some of the less...non-action parts. She has a lot of random pointless interaction that is enjoyable but would make things too long. :P
Awesome interview~ Thanks for sharing it!
Sugiura-sensei's stories are always lovely to me, and I've always loved her hard work in striking a balance in everything.
I sincerely wish for Silver Diamond to be animated. ~^^~
You're welcome! I love how she has it all: the nice art, the great characters, the interesting stories.
omg!! thank you so much for summarizing this ♥ Sugiura-sensei said some pretty interesting things. there were a lot of funny stuff too, but i laughed sooo hard at the ...Chigusa often ends up looking out quietly from behind in everyday life, but when she makes him say something he never says something reasonable... part. my goodness, that's so true XD
You're very welcome. She seems to give good interviews, with a nice mix of funny stuff and interesting tidbits.
I loved the interview, thanks a lot.
Hakubi is the character with the stone-animals isn't he? (not sure, I have to look up the info in my manga)
I just heard the volumes are in english out as well, I live in germany and I'm exited about Vol. 9 which comes out in a few weeks, but I also wish the volumes would come out faster.
You're welcome! Hakubi is the second assassin sent by Kinrei.
So the German edition is coming out much faster than the English ones? You'll soon catch up and be stuck with the rest of us waiting. ^^;
ooh, thank you for posting the interview ^^
i'm so happy when sensei said she'll further develop rakan relationship with chigusa *kyaah, here my inner fujoushi jumping here and there* lol
i dont wish for a crash boom bang relationship, i want ideal rakanxchigusa relationship only sensei can make it XDD
Thank you sooooooooo much for the interview! I really love reading about mangaka talking about their manga and the characters, it somehow makes everything about the character and plot a bit more clearer ^^
75%? I guess Silver Diamond will probably end up like Koori with 20+ volumes then....>_< Though the story is reaching the climax XD
I like how she mention she doesn't like to characters who's always happy, kind, gentle, but rather have them filling the emptiness. That's what I like about her characters ^^