I am a manga - anime fan since I was six and my passion for it only grew stronger over the time.
In my last year of high school, I decided to create my own manga, but with the exams coming up, I couldn't go farther than creating my heroine and roughly sketching the story. However, as a reminder, I took my manga heroine's name as my online alias.
Anyway, when I found the MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest announcement, I was very enticed by the idea of having Konoko's story made a Japanese manga. I have never had the chance to write one word of this story up until now. I only drew three embarrassing manga panels 😅. It was never meant to be a web novel either 😂. Yet, I decided to finally write it as a web novel for this contest.
While I doubt it will actually become a Japanese manga (too good to be true 😂!), I feel very happy that I managed to write this story 😊!
Apr 02, 2022
I really appreciate that you let me know about the changes you intend to do! I am exactly in the same position as you since when I wrote "Boundaries" for the contest I also had to rush toward the end 😆, not to say that because of the stress I had days of lack of inspiration and blockages. As a result, I also intend to make some significant adjustments to the last three chapters (it's something I plan for the second half of this year). So, I can totally understand you and I'm really happy that you care so much about Number# as to endeavor to make it better!
It's true that at this stage I was just getting even more invested with the story due to the past events, but after taking some time to ponder about it, I think it would be preferable to read the final version directly 😁!
At any rate, I have your novel in my library, so I should be notified when your changes will be implemented. I look forward to it and until then I'll keep my restless curiosity in check 😋! In the meantime, I wish you the best of luck so that the final version becomes the perfect story you want it to be 😉!!
Mar 30, 2022
The last chapter really made me rush to this one and when I got here, I was shocked 🤣! All I can say is that this chapter brought me two reactions: first is that I'm even more eager than before to know what happened to Spade and Coal 🤣. The second is that I find #29 very annoying, even if he seems a lot more human than other Numbers and he has a very interesting ability! Yet, I don't like him 😂! But that's only because I'm no fun 😄.
And since I don't like him, I'm now very annoyed that he got Arsenal's weapon and I'm counting the days until that weapon will be taken from him 😋. In any case, these past two chapter increased my interest even more! I also believe that's very clever how different chapters/parts of the story are told from different characters' perspectives. 👏👍
Mar 28, 2022
Wow! That was insanely intense! And shockingly, I almost felt sorry for Cambion😅! It's sad how Sugu ended as well. I guess that's what happens when you mess with the underworld 😔...
Mar 28, 2022
Spade's impressions on Cambion were so full of humor that I had a lot of fun reading them 😂! It's interesting that, until now, I thought the fighters gained something only after defeating their adversaries. But I see that Cambion gains things during the fight. Could this be because he is a half-demon? Or I missed something and fighters can gain things even if the battle is not finalized? I'll just wait and see...In any case, I'm so confused about the appearance of Cambion! I'm trying to figure out its place in the story of the Numbers people. Despite his strength and horrifying looks he seems to have a somewhat childish behavior 😅.
Mar 27, 2022
It would have been so nice if Arsenal was back,but apparently it was not meant to be 😭! Anyway, I like very much the spiritual connection that has formed between Coal and Arsenal !! I must confess that IT was quite a surprise for me to see that Coal has the same abilities as Arsenal. This abilities system it's very interesting! I'm definitely curious tot learn more 😁.
Mar 26, 2022
Oh, my God! This fight was so intense! Frankly, I had no idea how Spade could possibly win until the very last moment! And to think that after Spade choke-held Jack for so long, Jack only passed out? I was sure he would die! These guys are insanely strong😲! Not to say that this was Spade's first real fight and he actually won!!
Dec 03, 2021
I have a bumpy schedule that often interrupts my reading time 😄. However, I'm really curious about your story, so I will certainly read it until the end 😉!
Dec 03, 2021
The sharp wooden spoon was quite a surprise! Such an original weapon! Until now I had the impression that only numbers had supernatural powers and bounty hunters only combined special weapons, fighting skills, and clever strategies. It's a bit sad that murder leads to special abilities, given that many people can get tempted to gain power this way. But I think it's too early to drive any conclusions. Anyway, I look forward to see what Spade is going to do!😁
Oct 29, 2021
It surprised me to realize that Spade was actually powerful 😅. But even more surprising was what happened at the end of the chapter! It kind of reminded me of how #1 acted when he went berserk, which raised some questions in my head. Of course, there's no way that Spade could be like those wearing numbers, yet I feel there's more than meets the eye here.
Spade's feelings and thoughts were very engaging and relatable! I remembered once again how realistically you can create the character's emotions!
Oct 29, 2021
Oh! I feel humbled that you consider these ideas for inspiration 😊!
Oct 29, 2021
When I decided to include the Okonomyiaki party episode in my web novel, I was under a powerful impression left by two anime: Aishite Knight (where the heroine's father owned an Okonomiyaki restaurant) and Non Non Biyori Repeat's episode 5 (where the characters had Okonomiyaki at lunch, cooked with a hot plate). Those anime definitely made me yearn for some Okonomiyaki, though I have no idea if and when I'll get the chance to try it.
Oct 29, 2021
Haha! I actually didn't thought too much when I chose "Manime" for the alternate world. It was actually a pretty spontaneous choice. I must admit I agree with your observation that it sounds more fitful for a company name, though if I hadn't read your comment, I would have never thought of it. Honestly, "Manime" was mainly a word game: "Man" from "Manga" and "Anime"...well, "Anime" is "Anime". It was like making "Manga" and "Anime" intertwine. Yet, the final product, "Manime" sounds kind of plain. At any rate, I didn't feel the world's name mattered that much. In fact, I said to myself that if the world itself was enticing enough, it would make its name become emblematic 😋.
I shamefully confess I had never heard before about Le Chatelier Principle, so I had to look it up on the internet 😅. However, its meaning is certainly very familiar. In any case, I was aware of this idea of balance long before conceiving this story. I think, after watching a couple of movies/reading some books that made reference to this principle, I came to strongly believe in it. It was one of those cases when you meet an idea that you feel it was already deeply rooted in yourself, though you were not aware of it.
I feel happy that you like the main character
Oct 25, 2021
I hope I'm not answering too late 😅. In any case, you don't need to take these scenarios too seriously. Just thoughts passing through a reader's mind 😋. I always trust the author's version most!😉
1) Marilyn arrives back on Mars and Jack follows her. Though Jack is on her side and assists her, he also tries to convince her to become a better person and stop the bloodshed. I imagined two possible things that may happen with Jack's former companions on Earth. Whether Jack and/or Marilyn ask for their assistance, whether, at some point, Marilyn decides to conquer Earth. Thus, their former companions will become their enemies. In this latter case, I imagine that Jack will try to convince Marilyn to stop that war.
2) Jack doesn't agree to Marilyn's ways, but he cares about her. After ending up with her in a different place (again I think of Mars 😀), Marilyn locks him up as a traitor because he opposes her plans. Jack tries to escape back on Earth and seek his former pals help in order to confront Marilyn to convince her to abort her evil plans. In his endeavor, he may also make some allies on Mars.
3) Jack and Marilyn end up on Mars (I apologize for this, but it seems my imagination got stuck to Mars 😂; perhaps because Marilyn's father wanted to go back there and even Marilyn herself ran away from there only to survive). As Jack opposes Marilyn, part of the Martian people take his side, leading to two factions that fight each other. However, Jack doesn't want to be Marilyn's enemy. He wishes to find a way to be at peace with her and convince her to forget about conquering the world. He may seek his Slashers fellows' help or...another thing I thought of was that the Slashers themselves would start searching for Jack.
Oct 25, 2021
Thank you for letting me know! Really nice! I particularly liked the characters' portraits especially that I found them very surprising! Mezu, Sam and Marilyn are pretty much similar to how I imagined them as well, but Jack and Puck were quite different. However, I liked them a lot more in this portraits! I think Puck it's so cute 😋!
Oct 24, 2021
Wow! What a drastic change in tone! That really took me by surprise! 😄
To be honest, I wish from all my heart that Spade finds Coal before any other bounty hunter 😅.