Hey I just realized I never posted my thoughts on this yet… Oh well, better late then never
From what I read from the initial interview on Akiba Blog, it seems that this novel is going to feel very “nostalgic”… And I mean that in the most Japanese way possible. The other people Kai has talked to about the story have stated that reading it feels like they were reliving their own summer vacations. Going to the beach, catching bugs; little things like that.
This is good! It’s been a while since Key made something with a small-town vibe like this. Especially considering the more info we’ve recently received about the setting, that seems even more true now. I have no doubts that, somewhere down the line, the story will start to get more complex (it is conceptualized by Maeda, after all!) but I’m glad in knowing that it at least gives off a daily life vibe that we have missed from Key.