Regarding the concept for which we were planning to serialize this: I said vehemently to the manager at the time," In any case,it will be a love story, the center...the middle(Mannaka)...Manaka...? and with that pun,the character named Manaka Junpei was born.
And so, the female characters were placed side by side, "east and west" with that arrangement, i came up with their names...when i think back to it,it was a manga where i created the plot based on the character names.
That is why,for these three,even as the author, I have come to call them by their surnames. At the very beginning, Toujou was "maddona-like and adored", and Nishino was the childhood-friend type. And that Time, neither of them wore ichigo panties. Why did the panties have to be strawberry-patterned?I considerd something not flashy,like white and polka dots, so "why?"
I thought it might be a symbol of youth at the time or something. Since it wasn't long between my last series, i honestly,unwillingly name it like this. i wanted to play with it more. Eventhough I said that, i thought about making a strawberry patterned screentone for myself, which i was quitr enthusiastic about. For this series, i move to the capital(Tokyo). That's what i truly think. Even so, to have continued for 19 volumes, i couldn't have ever dreamed this possible at that time...