The title of the special feature, "Sanctuary", is seiiki in Japanese. The scenes were to be the same as the ones I used in the special feature I did in volume 4, but they weren't exactly the same. I'm sorry...
As the series continues to lengthen, characters that were not scheduled to appear and scenes that were never meant to be featured are making their appearance. I am very grateful for this.
Also, it seems this manga is being read by people of all ages. (The age range of people who have sent me letters and email spans 40 years!) This is completely unexpected, and I must say, I am very fortunate indeed.
The main story will continue in a more serious vein for a while longer. I hope you continue to follow the story.♡
I give my deepest thanks to all those who have had anything to do with me.♡♡
An auspicious day, April 2008