We are Dropping "Junketsu + Kareshi"

UPDATE:  WHEN THE NEW GROUP IS READY TO ANNOUNCE THEY’VE TAKEN OVER J+K, WE’LL ANNOUNCE IT HERE TOO.  
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We are dropping “Junketsu + Kareshi”.  I’m basically the only person in the group working on that series and I’ve grown tired of the random and amateurish plot despite the pretty pictures.  The beginning of my hatred of this series started at the beginning of chapter 7 when Kana asked “Why don’t we form a club!?”  What the ***!?  I feel like this series was a bait and switch scam.  It started out gritty and dark and Aki was a true biting vampire and then it turned into some light high school romp.  I can’t take this.  It’s an atrocity to do this to a vampire and a werewolf as cool and gorgeous as Aki and Jin.   Anyhow…I’ve approached another group to take over the series and when they are ready to announce they are taking over the series, we’ll announce the new home too.  I’m very sorry to all the fans out there who love this series, but this is for the best — at least for my sanity.

We do have a new series in mind now that we are done with this one.  It looks like Ogura Akane (ZHD) will be giving us something new and piratey (if I read her blog correctly) in June ;p.

39 thoughts on “We are Dropping "Junketsu + Kareshi"

  1. Oh goodness, thank you for doing so. Like you said, this series has gorgeous art, but the storyline has gone awry a long time ago(in my opinion). The random events were driving me mad, and it's good to see that there won't be an update for this series on Omari's again. My apologies to this series' fans, though.

  2. Well, since nobody shows sadness, I will have to point that I am depressed xD I am fan of Shouoto, in her good or bad moments LOL Either way, I understand the decision. If you don't like a series is better stop working on it.
    I hope that the series go better in the following chapters. Though I don't really appreciate the group that will be taking it (not like Omari's), I wish them the best of lucks with the project.
    And the new series of pirates looks great, I love pirates~

  3. Well that's saddening… though could we at least get chapter 9 without the watermarks now that you're dropping it? Would very much appreciate it if you could give the series a final send off in style at least😀

  4. Well that's saddening… though could we at least get chapter 9 without the watermarks now that you're dropping it? Would very much appreciate it if you could give the series a final send off in style at least😀

  5. @Omari- Must be missing something because I don't really see anything that lets me do that.

    Though if it's at all possible I'd like to remain consistent with the format I've been saving the series in just far. This is only a humble request on my part, feel free to decline if its too much trouble, I'll understand completely.

  6. @KS — It's the second link. Not seeing much a difference between Zip and PDF other that PDF cannot be directly uploaded to a content farm. Download the PDF if you don't want the watermark.

  7. @Omari-Yes I know its the second link, but there's nothing on the PDF itself like in other my home PDFs with a menu that makes it obvious how I can save it.

    As for the difference I generally just feeling the scroll option makes it awkward sometimes, can end up disconcerted on what page I'm on/was with a misclick, instead of just selecting and reading the picture individually along a horizontal axis like a book. But like I said if its too much trouble then its fine I suppose.

  8. Well, I think it's good to let go of a guilty pleasure😄. I loved ZHD!!❤ And pirates are always very charming in shoujo mangas! Hooray!

  9. Ugh, I don't blame you for dropping it. It's been a few months and I'm still annoyed about Orange Chocolate doing a similar thing. And about ten other shoujo series I used to follow but no longer do.

    That picture from Ogura Akane's blog is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to Blue Rhapsody.🙂

  10. I was never really into to J+K and I was never amazed by the artwork either. I still read it to cure my boredom but I'm not sad to see it go.

    I agree that the plot is going terribly and if you want to drop it, by all means drop it. There's nothing worse than working on something that you're not enjoying.

  11. Oh, that might be a disappointment for some people. I love the mangaka's art and all, and was was very enthusiastic about her new series. But this series lost my interest after the second chapter. Lol Kept telling myself I'd read it later but couldn't be bothered. The bishies are nice, but I think the mangaka needs to work on her plots more? Even her other series are a bit random and draggy. >< I'm glad you're picking up Ogura Akane's new work though! Can't wait for her new series!🙂

  12. Hahahaha! As expected from a “vampire supernatural cliche” + “Barajou no Kiss author”. Plot will fail!!!

    Too bad, I like the twins thing.

    But I prefer Ogura Akane series much more than something like this anytimep

  13. @SilverLunar: Haha! I just couldn't help laughing at that xD

    In truth, I dropped J+K after the 2nd chapter. You know, after that girl ends up in an accident and then nobody tries to help her and the dude comes up and bites her…and you know (if I remember that scene correctly). Not trying to offend anyone; I just found it distasteful.

    Oh, Ogura-sensei's new work! I'm extremely pumped up about that! And that picture looks just breath-taking~~ Looking forward to 'Blue Rhapsodia'!

  14. @Pyro and @SL — You two both gave me strong warnings when I chose that series. The first two chapters were so appealing, though. Hahaha! I should have listened. Well, hopefully, now we're on a better track for the group. It's sad, though, how many series FAIL. I'm so worried now about picking up any new series of unknown length.

    I will admit this won't be the last time I pick a series with a vampire in it.

  15. Glad that it's not a series that I liked or much less read.
    J+K was really boring and since I don't like short-haired girls (how shallow), I prefered all the other series of the author.

    Yay! Pirates. Sounds good.

  16. I thought it was pretty boring so I stopped reading it.o_O It felt like the author only worried about the art and not the storyline…so it was a waste of time to read.

  17. I loved this for an easy mindless read, and might still continue reading. But honestly, as much as I love art… it's just not as important to me as a strong original plot.
    I never had any expectations for this in the first place but it was enjoyable while it lasted.
    so thank you.

  18. I totally understand. I was SO excited when I read the first chapter- I thought it'd be dark and gritty, too! That was what drew me in! I kept reading in in hopes that it would revert back, but I think that it won't and if you kept posting I'd keep reading it and keep getting disappointed!

  19. @Omari's Sister
    Well, that a bunch of people commented saying that they don't like J+K doesn't mean that a lot of other people doesn't like the project xD I personally like it and I have always waited impatience for the new chapters ^-^ And I assure you that A LOT of spanish readers love the project xD
    What I am trying to say is that that the fact that you released chapter 9 wasn't a waste of time and probably made a lot of people happy.
    Oh, by any chance did you think in scanning some of the color pages of chapter 10?

  20. @Erea — It sounds like the group that is taking “J+K” over will be working on chapter 10 right away. Plus, I completely handed the project to them, so it would be awkward for me to release material from chapter 10.

  21. I couldn't agree more. J+K was such a promising series but it turned out to be very disappointing. This is so frustrating! I really hope it will get better but for this to happen, the author would have to realize what's wrong and make drastic changes. But the series is apparently quite successful the way it is now (even though I don't know the ratings in Japan). So I'm not sure that's going to happen.:/ Anyway, I'm looking forward to Blue Rhapsodia and all the other series you have planned!

  22. @Minalauva — I don't know how J+K pulls out of the high school trap now that they've started a club. Although given the way it's been going so far, it's entirely possible that the school could get blown up and so much for the club and the student council stupidity. ??? The new Aria cover is provocative, BUT the last J+K cover was provocative too and ultimately had nothing to do with the story. Thinking about it …actually, it's rather weird how the magazine covers and the title pages are telling a different story than the series. I wonder what's going on behind the scenes there. Is the story that's being told now the story Shouoto-sensei really wants to tell?

  23. @Anonymous — my hope is that AnS is near it's end. My feeling is that volume 6 will either end at chp 25 + omake and continue on (-_-) or chapter 26 and that will be the end of the series. I think after this pirate arc, I won't have any love left for this series. Plus, I think a big pirate battle followed by marriage would be a good way to end that series. We'll just have to wait and see.

  24. I do not speak very well English, so sorry for the mistakes, but I must say I am very sad that you're always drop the series. Anyway thanks for the work you do and thank you for introducing me to Junketsu

  25. @K3
    I admit that the first few chapters of this series had been promising. And even though the mangaka's previous works gave me terrible headaches, J+K got me hopeful because there are times when an author's previous work was so crappy but the later ones turn out pretty good *had TZA's Makai Ouji and Tousei in mind*

    Unfortunately, J+K's mangaka remained crappy even with her recent series. Ahahahaha! (well, no personal grudges on the author, but I really can't stand her works =_=)

    Unimpressive author + supernatural cliche = assured and definite FAIL

    Oh, I'd like to clarify that unlike SL, I don't think vampires as main characters is bad. It really depends on the author~

  26. I'm not very sad. The first chapter seemed interesting (vampires! and deeeelicious art!). But after that it didn't hook me, and I think I dropped it after chap. 4. Thanks for giving it a chance, though!

  27. this depresses me T T

    but that's ok, someone is going to keep scanslating🙂 i LOVE the art

    I see what you mean. The plot did start to so some funky stuff I don't like as much starting with ch. 7, but that side plot ended so I hope things can get back on track now. we'll have to wait and see.

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