The volume is broken up into four stories, featuring various Guardian members. I was actually surprised how the stories turned out. I guess I shouldn't be, considering this is a shojo series...
I don't want to give away details, so what I'm saying here may not make sense.
Hmm... Anyway, I think it was a good ending to a shojo series. Girls with pure hearts would like it. Me? I'm an impure adult now, so...
So. PEACH-PIT always answers questions from readers in each volume, and in this volume one of the questions was where they got the names for Utau's Guardian Characters, El and Il. The answer? Well, you have to buy the manga when it comes out...but man, I wish they answered this question earlier.
Because I always got the two confused, and would double-check, triple-check to make sure I got their names right. PEACH-PIT's answer totally makes sense and would've made it so much easier for me to remember who's who.
I'm not sure if I can talk about it just yet, but will be able to, soon.
I enjoyed working on this series because I got to interact directly with the producers and creators. It's a lot of back-and-forth, but thanks to my wonderful client I got quick responses and it went quite smoothly. (Well, I only had a few days to finish the project, so quick responses were necessary...)
I'll post links to the anime as soon as I can talk about it.
Writing a translation note about a Japanese dish motivated me to cook. I wanted to try new things, so I looked online for a recipe for "Niku Dango no Mochi Gome Mushi." （肉団子のもち米蒸し） This translates to Steamed Meatballs Covered with Sweet Rice. They have it at dim sum, where they serve shrimp balls. They look like this: