I decided to break up the previews and the project announcement into two separate postings. The project posting won’t be finished until tomorrow because it requires a lot of detailed work. Anyhow, here are the previews from Lala magazine.
Update 7/28/2010 — the only Ouran freebie I can confirm is the drama CD that is coming with Lala 10.
It looks like there will be at least 3 (including chapter 81) more chapters and with each chapter starting at issue 10 there will be a special Ouran freebie included inside Lala magazine. The first freebie will be a CD with favorite quotes from the Ouran anime series. The project is a 3 part fan project with prizes that will be raffled off. I will translate most of the project announcement because it is a very nice retrospective on the series. I will put that out tomorrow.
Some thoughts on chapter 81:
From the preview, it looks like Hatori is done with the Suoh family drama and is now moving on to resolve Tama x Haru.
It seems like the matters with Kyouya’s family and his situation are going to be neglected😦. That kinda sucks. Who knows, though, maybe Hatori will throw in a quick surprise that will wrap that up too. Anyhow, I’m happy that after a 3-month break we are going to get a nice long chapter. I hope the remaining chapters are just as long since it’s feels like there is plenty of story left to cover.