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Everyone, nice to meet you.
My many thanks for taking Takedzuki Jou's newest work Shiniki no Campiones at this chance.
The theme of this work is journey and mythology.
It's a journey in the world of mythology in the attempt of editing the plot.
To speak further, it's also a saga that is related to god's power and the great feat of godslaying.
This time, what I chose as tour planner was Greek mythology and Trojan War──that is to say the world of minstrel Homer.
The great poet Homer that is the pride of Greek mythology and Europe civilization.
Perhaps Japanese is more deeply familiar with King Arthur or Zhuge Liang, but the big names over there are none other than Achilles and Hector that Homer recited in his poem, they can be said to be the representative of heroes. In some situation even the children of Japan might recall the name of Zeus or Athena first rather than Amaterasu Ookami. After all the name of constellation is rooted to Greek mythology.
Regarding Greek mythology, internet and books are flooded with absurd number of explanation.
However when you tried to directly look at Homer which is one of the original, there is description that gave off the smell and breath of primitive religion, there is description that made you imagined ancient history, civilization, and customs. You can find interestingness hiding here and there that simply doesn't exist in folk tale.
Also apparently Goddess Aphrodite was included in the framework of『moe character』, even in the poet of Homer she was firmly displaying the style of a clumsy girl.
Thinking that I want to write an adventure drama that is journeying the myth while conveying such charm, I wrote this book.
……By the way, there are also many superfluous talks of history and mythology that will become redundant if I include them in this passage.
Literary miscellany that is related to that kind of thing is posted in the Twitter of Takedzuki Jou where you can read it. Those who are interested, please take a look at it by all means.
Now then. At the next volume I planned to introduce new enemy and new world.
If it pleases you, please take a look of the journey there too.
There won't be any problem at all even if you don't pay any attention to the little details.
Shiniki Campiones volume 1 is a completely new work that you can fully enjoy with only this book alone. I hope that you can read this book casually.
Oh? But, you readers are saying that you can't help but feel curious?
In that case, it will also be alright if you read Takedzuki Jou's book『Campione!』 series that is introduced like in the cover extension of this book. Actually in that series there are also humans who killed even god appearing there. They did whatever they pleased in the story.
But it's a story of a completely different world, so I think there isn't really any need to be bothered about it…….
……Certainly, I had given notice previously that the stage of this new work is『A world without (existence that can be called) Campione』.
But, I completely didn't say that『there won't be any godslayer』…….
Although, everyone here must have known my modus operandi well.
While reading this book, surely there are a lot of readers who quickly saw through「Description trick」「The main character is a narrator that cannot be trusted」tricks that I often used in my work.
And then, the relation between Campione! And Campiones.
Perhaps there are also those who noticed the similarity with old title like Hi no Tori: Houou-Hen or Taiyou-Hen, or with relatively new titles like Gu○parade March or Shiki○mi no Shiro. About link of worlds or parallel world or alternate reality.
About what kind of connection two worlds have or something like that.
For those who know it, I've buried some hints here and there that you can analogically infer.
For those who love that kind of puzzle, I hope you can have fun with it.
Of course, there is no need to force yourself to solve it. Even the stance of simply wanting to enjoy this tale won't pose any problem I believe.
In any case it will be to my pleasure if you all can enjoy Shiniki no Campiones.
Thank you very much for everything.
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