I originally intended to purchase the physical edition of “The Sneaker” back during the end of last month. However I started playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and forgot all about making my preorder. When I went to try and preorder they were sold out on Amazon Japan, and I felt terrible. The good news is that Sneaker Bunko decided to release it digitally on Bookwalker. This was a great move for people such as myself that missed out on the first wave of the physical edition.
Shinmai appears a few times in the magazine. The most interesting appearance being some of the editors talking about Sneaker Bunko’s Ero Light novels and their future with new writers. Uesu’s contribution to the Sneaker came at the end. It’s more or less a reflection on the success of Shinmai as well as his well wishes for Sneaker Bunko. The only thing of any real note is that he tells fans to look forward to Volume 13 of Shinmai which will release early next year.
Anyways I’m a big fan of the Sneaker Bunko 30th anniversary Illustration. I like how all of the top selling Sneaker Bunko series were placed next to each other. It was a nice seeing Mio next to Harui, Deedlit, and Aqua.