About OreImo vol. 6
---How is the response from readers regarding volume 6?
Fushimi: Actually, it's been so long that I've forgotten...but it was probably good.
Miki (Editor): Reviews were positive. The only thing is that the "Review reaction" Twitter accounts may have become a barrier... Perhaps they were thinking something like "I'm scared of what Kirino will say if I dis it when writing my thoughts", but no one just shot their mouth off vilifying it, they wrote constructively. As a result, positive reactions inevitably increased. It's something to be thankful for, but personally, I'd rather not be taken in by those kinds of opinions. I'd rather people were frank.
---In the 6th volume, the part with Ria (Hugly) left a huge impression.
Fushimi: Thank you. I do think she worked quite well in her function of producing a recollection of Kirino in the past, sparking Kyousuke's memory.
Miki: That's right. Because of Ria, the relationship between Kirino and Kyousuke could be seen from various angles. If we have her appear again, it'll be a story from a formal/official(?) point of view, and I think her true worth will become apparent.
Fushimi: Take Ayase, Sena or Ria - new characters always have some sort of role to play. When that's completed, the next time they appear is, to me, a chance to bring out their own appeal.
----Saori's real self has been revealed: is it possible that Kyousuke will have a Saori route in the game?
Fushimi: That's a secret (laugh)
Miki: Fushimi-san, you've said before that Saori is your favourite "Ore no Imouto" character, right?
Fushimi: Right, I did. She's my favourite, but I don't favour characters by who I like and don't like. After all, the character with the most appearances, Kirino, is still someone I really hate.
-----Still!? (laugh) Even though she's become a bit more "dere", she really is someone who pisses you off, huh?
Fushimi: I think she's an annoying spoiled brat. The time I come to like Kirino may be the time that "Ore no Imouto" ends.
----Kirino has really become more "dere" compared to the initial stage: did you anticipate the change in the siblings' relationship from the start?
Fushimi: At the start, I really hadn't thought of it. I thought I'd end with just one volume. When writing the second,I thought that that would be the end. When writing 3, I thought it'd end at volume 4. The time everything changed was at the intense meeting after the end of 4, I realised "Yikes! This story is still continuing! What should I do?" That was when I started thinking a little about what would happen in the future.
Miki: Isn't that something to be thankful for? (laugh)
Fushimi: Each time, I try to write as if this will be the last book I write. Of course, if it finishes with "to be continued", I'll write the next volume even at the cost of my own life.