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Akumu and 2ch

September 29th, 2009 (12:15 am)
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As I mentioned earlier, there was an interesting comment on the GH thread on 2ch. The thing is that another post in a different thread (12 Kokuki? the spoilers thread?) said something along the lines that the original Nifty-serve chat hinted that the author had gotten PO'ed about things and therefore stopped writing for it and that the same might be happening again since the latest SS for 12 Kokuki didn't have to be specifically for 12 Kokuki but could have been for something else instead (sic a genre that the author wants to work on now).


Having read through the Nifty-serve chat now (ugh what a royal pain that was to slog through >.<;; ), and having seen follow-up from some other posters, I suspect the (non-GH) thread was closer to reality way back when the original doujinshi came out. The thing that is still unknown is what, if anything, will ever come out from what was hinted at in the interview that was done where Ono said she was reworking a previous series (I think that was the gist of that thing), since that comment is the most recent thing to come out. As near as I've been able to determine so far, Nakaniwa Doumei (*the* doujinshi) was supposedly published in 1995. Quite a long time ago.

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Anyhow, the stuff in the GH thread started at post 522 in which the poster suggested that the reason nothing came out after Akumu was because it was based on an actual incident. There was an incident where a girl coming home from a school field trip and her family was murdered and their bodies dismembered and that the incident was based on trouble over the property.

Post 523 said that there was no need to explain something that was widely known already.

524: This is the first time I've heard of it.

Are there any actual articles about it?

525: It's not like Ono-san publicly stated that it was based on it, but the gist of things are identical, so people have said a number of things (to her) about it over the years.

You'll be able to find it easily if you do a search for 'murder of a family in Nerima' (Nerima ikka zansatsu).

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In the actual incident, the girl wasn't killed~.

It's common for novels to use real incidents as the basis for stories. Miyabe Miyuki's "The Reason" is based on the same incident.

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What I've been able to find out is that yes, there was indeed a multi-murder complete with dismemberment of some of the bodies. J wiki link The incident happened back in 1983, and the only info I could find on it in English was regarding the execution of the murderer.

As for the other comment, it wasn't so much in the Nifty-serve chat log so much as in the after word comment about the Akuryou series by Ono Fuyumi. In it, she says:

Now then, as for this, about which I still receive many inquiries.

First, thank you very much for the many threats, pleas, and petitions.

However, the series is on indefinite hold. I'm very sorry to be unable to meet your hopes. There are currently no plans for a subsequent book. There are none, yet there are a number of things (laughs). Eventually, when it's forgotten about, I might write something. In this regard, I'm sorry for being such a haphazard author.

This isn't necessarily the publisher's intent. The publisher would like me to write more, but the truth is that I don't have the wherewithal to do so at the moment. Frankly, I've gotten a bit sick of it. I have to admit, it's tiresome having people say "write this" or "it has to be this way". When I think of trying to force myself to meet these requests, I can't help coming to hate the series. (There have been so many requests to "have Naru confess his feelings" that I got so fed up and thought that if you want it that much, I'll have him confess and kill him immediately after......)


There you go. Ah, the joys of 2ch. ^^;

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Posted by: kasumi (kasumi14)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
spr ghost hunt

I'll have him confess and kill him immediately after......
Wow 0_0 The fans...are sometimes scary, I see. Even threatening her... But I think I kinda understand her feelings having to comply to the fans' and publisher's demand. I guess there'll be no GH continuation for now.... *but we can hopeee!*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)

^^; Just remember, the doujinshi came out ~1995, so those comments reflect reality for her back then. It's hard to say how things are now. ^_^

Posted by: kasumi (kasumi14)
Posted at: September 30th, 2009 07:42 am (UTC)
kamui

I see. Some time ago Ono-sensei did state about continuing it (though it's still vague which series she referred to)...so maybe she has changed her mind :D.

2ch is indeed like, the source of all rumors compiled into one XD.

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
GHStory

Not quite following... the after word comment about the Akuryou series by Ono Fuyumi This is in the novel or doujinshi?

Thanks for slogging through!

Edited at 2009-09-29 04:23 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)

Ah, that's in the doujinshi. I don't think the publisher would allow her to write something so unprofessional in an official book. ^^;

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: September 30th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)

Was starting to wonder ^^; Thanks ^_^

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
gh_naru_glasses

(There have been so many requests to "have Naru confess his feelings" that I got so fed up and thought that if you want it that much, I'll have him confess and kill him immediately after......)
pfft! That would sit well with the fans, wouldn't it? Ono sounds like she's a prickly person. I thought that before this. Now I *really* think this.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)

*laughs* It would certainly have made for quite the shock (and most likely series ender). ^^;

She seems to be an interesting person actually. There were some interesting comments in the Nifty-serve chat about her books. At the time of the chat, apparently the Akuryou series was set to go out of print. But I think it might have been saved thanks to her rallying her fans to send in a petition (of 200 names IIRC).

Otherwise, I think it was in another part of the after word where she says something along the lines that she wouldn't answer any questions that fans sent in asking about her personal life. Basically, she saw "Ono Fuyumi" as someone who exists only when writing novels or essays. Also, she mentioned both in the chat and the after word that she was having health issues. She knew what one of the causes was (chronic illness) and was being treated for it, but her hand was still giving her problems.

If it weren't for all the insanity and how difficult it was to follow parts of the chat, I think the actual info that could be gleaned from it (and what it showed about her experience in being published) would be quite interesting. As it is, I was getting lost and had a really tough time following things. >.>

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