Planning for 2014 — Thanks for your Input

Thanks to everyone who gave us feedback through the survey and especially to those who took the time to write thoughtful comments.  We understand that the readers of this blog want more josei, while not neglecting shoujo. We understand that you come to this blog to read something different than the typical middle school and high school shoujos.  And we got the message loud and clear that you like oneshots and short series.

First of all, we still have some typical shoujos in the pipeline.  We will complete these projects and then move on. These projects include:

  • “Ore to Atashi no Kareshisama” (7 more chapters to complete)
  • “Megane no Incubus-kun” (3-chapter short series)
  • “Aoi Tsumeato” (oneshot)
  • “Funjunbatsu” (oneshot)

After chapter 11 of “Pochamani” we will be putting the series on hiatus. This series started as a oneshot that was expanded to 3 chapters, that was expanded to a volume, and then to a never-ending shoujo. I keep up with series, so I know what happens. After chapter 11, the story starts to jump the shark — including some biker dude and another heavy girl who wants to become Tsumugi’s disciple. I think from our perspective, we don’t want to take on never-ending series unless they are interesting and appeared to be planned.  I would like to take a wait-and-see period to see where the series is going and to see whether the series is truly going to be never-ending (This is a danger when taking on series from Hana to Yume). We will make a clear announcement if we decided to drop the series.

We are still working on other series that have ended in Japan.  We are currently doing periodic mass releases of “Rex Fabula”.  After we finish that, we will move onto to finishing “Ore to Atashi no Kareshisama” and “Yuurei Apaato Kanrinin”. The next batch of “Rex Fabula” will come out next month, and we’ll release a chapter of OtoA and YAK each too. Thanks to everyone helping us with Rex. This series has tough redraws so it’s been slow.  The same applies to OtoA, so we apologize for our pace.  YAK…>_>  (subconsciously I don’t want that series to end… it’s not particularly difficult to release.) We will also clear out all the oneshots and short series that are in some state of completion regardless of theme.  Haha! We’ve got a lot of them!

Okay… onto new stuff. Three new series will be debuting very soon. One is a series I’ve been waiting for to release in tankoubon form for nearly a year.  It’s by an mangaka that’s near and dear to my heart (and you readers too), so look out for it soon.  The next series smacked in the face hard with gloriousness.  We’re nearly done with the first chapter, so look out for it next week. And the lastly the sequel to “Kanojo ni Naru Hi”. We are continuing one with the other new series we’ve introduced.  The series from Haruca and Itan are on a very slow release schedule in Japan (once every 2 – 6 months).  We have no influence over that…so…oh well. But this give us a lot flexibility in our schedule to take on many projects from these publications.  Also! We are working on a variety of short-series (1 volume) and oneshots.  I, Kuroneko003, am personally now working 50% on series and 50% on short-series and oneshots. Typesetters willing, a flood of oneshots is coming soon as we complete a bunch of already translated works.  Please check the release schedule to see what we’re up to! I’m looking forward to launching the new series.  Most of what we’ve got going on now series-wise will fill out 2014. We will take up new short series as we finish short series.

Current and Upcoming Themes!

  • November – mid-December: Supernatural, Horror, and Pyschological
  • December – February:  Fairytales

Please feel free to give us some more feedback on what you would like to see in 2014.  Please no specific series though. We aren’t taking specific requests, but do give us some theme ideas. Also, Pochamani fans, please be gentle with me.

We need typesetters and redraw artists, so if you want more faster releases, please volunteer to help us. Contact me using the contact link at the top in the right side column if you are interested.

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