Jul 21, 2018
During the recording session for Nanatsu no Taizai, I was told “If Tatsuhisa-san is willing to read it, I’ll happily give it to you.” And that’s how I got my hands on this book.
That guy is generally nice. Too nice to boot. Yet at times, he can be stubborn and difficult.
Having read this book, it felt as if I was able to grasp another side of him by matching up the parts of him that I’ve known personally.
If I had to name the series where we shared the strongest connection in, it’s got to be Nanatsu no Taizai.
He is the Captain and I am his squad member. However, because of how well the characters hit off with each other, they both consider the other their best pal. That’s the kind of relationship they have.
It’s been years since Nanatsu no Taizai has begun as a series, during this period, we too, have been witnessing each other’s changes firsthand.
And so, we often end up having such embarrassing conversations every time we go drinking.
It’s apparent from the text that, even the feelings he may have felt embarrassed about were properly expressed in words, confronting the readers with his feelings in all honesty.
His overly polite and careful language that was reflected in his writing, must have resounded very pleasantly in the hearts of the youths reading it.
Especially the story about Tsubasa and Mima-san, I couldn’t help but laugh reading them. That’s because I thought, “So you were thinking the same things too!” and also because it reminded me about how I myself was told that.
Even if the things we think, and the paths we walk may be similar, I believe that everyone has their own story to tell at the end of the line.
This book is a portrayal of how a “young man” turned into a “man.” That’s what I felt.
Yūki, thank you.