Mario Nakano 64

Mario Nakano 64

It's a me. I'm an aspiring light novel writer hoping to one day see my works in anime form. I hope that my works at least brighten up your day and give you something to look forward to.

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    Jun 02, 2024

    Author's Commentary #100:

    Time to talk about Chapter 100: Chess at the beach.
    This is a special chapter made to commemorate 100 chapters of the series. As such, it's a typical fanservice beach chapter with a fun little chess game. Though this is actually canon and takes place in between Season 2 and Season 3. Funnily enough, if this series ever got an anime, this could be adapted as an OVA at the end of season 1 even though it canonically takes place after Season 2 ends.

    As for the game, it's actually one of the fastest possible ways to get an en passant checkmate. I was actually considering having this game be a part of Season 3, but after deciding to write a special chapter, decided to use the game here.

    Since this chapter is canon, it will be referenced in the story going forward. Not to mention, the characters that appeared in this chapter will reappear again in the story. Speaking of which, let's talk a bit about the only named character from the college girl group, Jackie Egghead.

    ジャッキー・エッグヘッド (Jackie Egghead) is how her name is spelled in katakana. While she is academically gifted, she's essentially a female version of Numakawa, in other words an idiot. The same can be said for her friends.

    Her birthday is February 15th. I chose this date at random so there's no real significance behind why I chose the date to be her birthday.

    Her favorite piece is the queen, since it's the most powerful piece on the board. She actually has a tendency to avoid queen trading at all costs and will sometimes outright resign if her queen is captured due to a blunder.

    One final thing I'll talk about is the leader of the group, Olga Obrazovanshchina
    オルガ・オブラゾヴァンシチナ (Olga Obrazovanshchina) is how her name is spelled in katakana while Ольга Образованщина (Olga Obrazovanshchina) is how her name is spelled in Russian. Оbrazovanshchina is actually the Russian equivalent of the word, "egghead". Funnily enough, all the other members of the group have a similar naming scheme.
    (If I made any mistakes with the translations, feel free to correct me).

    She actually knows Svetlana due to being the daughter of a Russian dignitary. She is currently studying at Stanford, but remains close with Svetlana.

    Her birthday is September 14th. I chose this date at random so there's no real significance behind why I chose this date to be her birthday.

    Her favorite piece is the queen due to it being the most powerful piece on the board. Unlike Jackie though, she isn't afraid to trade queens and will only resign after blundering her queen if she feels there's no hope of her winning.

    While the college girl group won't become major characters in the story going forward, expect to see them pop up every now and again since they are actually part of the DESPER research team. They aren't full-fledged Desperado members, but they are affiliated with both them and the WWCF.

    That's all for this commentary. I hope you enjoyed it.

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    En Passant Grandmaster
    Chapter:100

    Jun 02, 2024

    Author's Commentary #52:

    Time to talk about Chapter 52: Talent scouting.
    Once again, events in the remake are being shuffled around. This time, I've decided to include the chapter for minor characters, Onrai and Maju in Season 1. The reason will be made much more clear when the Season 1 finale rolls around which won't be very long. Anyway, let's talk about Onrai and Maju.

    道萱 恩來 (Michigaya Onrai) is how Onrai's name is spelled in kanji. 恩來 means "compassion" and "to come" while 道萱 means "road" and "reed".

    His birthday is February 3rd, which is also to day the first chapter of Sentai Daishikaku was released. The reason for that is because Onrai was heavily inspired by the character Chidori from said series.

    His favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs.

    道萱 舞雛 (Michigaya Maju) is how Maju's name is spelled in kanji. 舞雛 means "dance" and "fledgling".

    As for her stage-name, 幻 魔法 (Mahoro Maho) is how it is spelled in kani. 幻 means "illusion" while 魔法 means "magic" so her stage-name essentially means "illusion magic".
    (If I made any mistakes with the translations, feel free to correct me).

    Her birthday is March 23rd which is Near miss day. While the point of the day is to celebrate the fact that a massive asteroid missed hitting Earth, there is double meaning for Maju since the birthday is a day before Harry Houdini's birthday, thus she missed being born on that day by a single day. Funnily enough, Maju was set to head towards an astronomy career which she didn't truly want, but felt she had no choice but to accept. However, after encountering a street magician and realizing the complexity of the tricks, she decided to pursue a career as a magician and used her scientific know-how to concoct some extraordinary tricks. She had always been fascinated by magic, but never thought to pursue a career in the field until that encounter. She is a bit self-conscious that she's not the greatest, but simply hopes to at least not have the audience guess the secret to her signature tricks.

    Her favorite food is soft serve ice cream with sprinkles.

    Maju wasn't necessarily based off a specific character, but rather the typical anime female mage archetype. Both her and Onrai were primarily created to serve as performers for the restaurant. Rika originally had the base restaurant built with lots of amenities like the stage in order to have live performances in the future. Since the restaurant's third month anniversary is approaching, Rika decided it was time to start getting live performances in order to greater enhance the Ryokoma experience.

    That's all for this commentary. I hope you enjoyed it.

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    Chapter:52

    Jun 01, 2024

    Author's Commentary #99:

    It's finally time to talk about the Season 2 Part 2 finale, Chapter 99: What I always wanted.
    When I first began writing Season 2, I had no idea I'd split it into 2 parts. However, I felt it was necessary since the chessboxing arc felt like it's own season. It's also hard to believe the series has 99 chapters, and would have had more if I decided not to merge some of the chapters.

    One thing I quickly want to mention about the chapter is the game Peter and Daria played. Ever since the double bongcloud was first played, I've always wondered what would happen if the players started playing seriously after it. I refrained from showing the game, mainly because I felt it would be too long and likely result in a draw due to how skilled Peter and Daria are.

    Speaking of games, Mimoko will now be playing far more casual games against Daria now that she's beaten her. Even though the Inoue family's been through a lot, things are starting to look brighter for them. And with that, Season 2 Part 2, and Season 2 as a whole is complete.

    As for season 3, I feel it's going to take some time and will be one of my more ambitious works writing wise. As such, I might take more time writing it in order to try and make it as good as possible. One thing I will confirm is that season 3 will center around Iori.

    In the meantime, I've got something special planned to celebrate the 100th chapter. It's honestly kind of amazing that this series reached 100 chapters and will likely surpass Spice of life to become my largest series by both word and chapter count. It's also crazy that I've done author commentaries for all the chapters so far, especially since I've also done author commentaries for both the Spice of life remake and Escape Witch remake. Speaking of those series, I might end up doing a special crossover chapter with characters from those series.

    Before I end this, I'd like to thank everyone that's read and supported this series. It really means a lot to me and helps motivate me to write more.

    That's all for this commentary. I hope you enjoyed it.

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    May 28, 2024

    Author's Commentary #95:

    Time to talk about Chapter 95: Madman's Důras gambit.
    There's actually an intriguing story behind the game for this chapter. First off, to continue my story from the previous commentary, this game is what ultimately what made me decide to have Mimoko lose her game against Maestro Himitsu. This game draws heavily from a game featured in Chess Bot's "10 CRAZY ways to BEAT Chess.com 25 Level Maximum Bot" video. The reason I ended up watching said video was because I was having trouble beating the chess.com maximum bot as black even with the assistance tools. I then watched the video and then tried to replicate some of the moves from one of the games, and sure enough, it worked. It was then that I knew I had to have this game be the game that beats Maestro Himitsu.

    Initially, I was going to have Mimoko win the game, but since the game felt more like a game Okisato would play, I decided to have him get the win, which meant Mimoko had to lose. Overall, it was a good decision as Mimoko had yet to have a proper loss in the series. Though aside from the game becoming my second favorite game in the series overall, it along with Chess Bot's entire video inspired me to have more games with crazy wins. Since this was one of the first games that was written for Season 2, it led me to incorporate more crazy moves in future games and eventually rewrite the Okisato vs Gyro game. In fact, the games featured in Chapter 51 largely came to be mainly because I not only wanted to feature Peter flexing on Okisato and Utami, but because I wanted to have more Důras gambits in the series and foreshadow the match against Daria. Even now, I'm continuing to discover more crazy chess games and moves, which means there will be more crazy games in the future.

    That's all for this commentary. I hope you enjoyed it.

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    May 28, 2024

    Author's Commentary #47:

    Time to talk about Chapter 47: Rika's little sisters.
    One major change from the original is that Matcha ends up getting kidnapped by Hasue and Muku alongside Wakaha. The reason I did this was so that it would make more sense for Waki to go after the twins with Rika. Speaking of the twins, it's time to give their bios. Muku's introduction was why I've been holding off on doing Hasue's bio, even though she made her debut way back in Chapter 24.

    ころせかい 芙栄 (Korosekai Hasue) is how Hasue's name is spelled in Japanese. 芙栄 means "lotus" and "to flourish".

    ころせかい 夢紅 (Korosekai Muku) is how Muku's name is spelled in Japanese. 夢紅 means "dream" and "crimson".

    The twin's birthday is April 2nd.

    Hasue's favorite food is poached eggs, while Muku's favorite food is hard boiled eggs drenched in hot sauce.

    As for Wakaha, she's actually a very interesting character. Unlike all the other characters, she' the only one in Spice of life to originate from my novel, Wind sniper 0. Wind sniper is honestly not one of my favorite nor best works. Nonetheless, I felt Wakaha deserved to have some spotlight here in Spice of life due to her being Waki's sister.

    加勢川 稚葉 (Kasegawa Wakaha) is how Wakaha's name is spelled in kanji. 稚葉 means "young" and "leaf".
    (If I made any mistakes with the translations, feel free to correct me).

    Her birthday is August 28th. I chose this date because it is one day before the last chapter of Wind sniper was released. Funnily enough, she ends up with a mohawk by the end of the series.

    Like Waki, her favorite food is tonkatsu. She's actually the one that taught Waki the basics of cooking.

    That's all for this commentary. I hope you enjoyed it.

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    May 27, 2024

    Author's Commentary #46:

    Time to talk about Chapter 46: Col Masaru's fried chicken.
    With a title like that, you can probably guess why I decided to keep this chapter in my contest entry version. An obvious KFC parody, Col Masaru's fired chicken is not only a new hit at Ryokoma, but it is also the favorite meal of Yuni, who is not only the twintailed girl in this chapter, but also one of the main protagonists of Escape Witch. While Yuni herself doesn't have a major role in the story, she is a recurring character. Speaking of which, I might as well give bios on her and her family.

    二川 優似 (Futagawa Yuni) is how her name is spelled in kanji. 二川 means "two rivers" while 優似 means "skilled" and "resembling".

    Her birthday is February 1st.

    Her favorite food is Col Masaru's fried chicken. Fried chicken in general is her favorite food, however, Col Masaru's is easily her favorite fried chicken.

    As for the triplets, their names are Kasumi, Nika, and Miku. 二川 一美 (Futagawa Kasumi) is how her name is written in kanji. 一美 means "one" and "beautiful".
    二川 二花 (Futagawa Nika) is how Nika's name is written in kanji. 二花 means "two" and flower". 二川 三久 (Futagawa Miku) is how Miku's name is spelled in kanji. 三久 means "three" and "ancient".

    Their birthday is March 3rd and their favorite food is strudel cake.

    二川 ハワード (Futagawa Howard) is how Howard's name is written in Japanese. He's half American, and half Japanese and works at a large architectural company in America.

    His birthday is December 25th which is also Christmas day.

    His favorite food is gumbo.

    二川 一心 (Futagawa Hitomi) is how Hitomi's name is written in kanji. 一心 means "one" and "heart".
    (If I made any mistakes with the translations, feel free to correct me).

    Her birthday is February 2nd which she also shares with her twin sister.

    Her favorite food is egg rolls.

    Speaking of Escape Witch, the other main characters in the series will also be appearing in this story. Yuni's the only one that will appear in Season 1 though.

    That's all for this commentary. I hope you enjoyed it.

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