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August 19th, 2006 (12:29 am)

current mood: sleepy

......It's been a busy day in journal land today. What with Kokumono ep 16's release followed by the little banner for FB... *splat*

But first, apparently I lied about my upcoming holidays. It'll actually be Oct 4~25 instead. It seems that flights on the 11th were sold out (because of Thanksgiving perhaps?), so the male parental is cutting his trip one week short. Actually, this'll be a beautiful time of year to travel in Japan... at least it would be for the main island. Kyushu...? Might be a bit warm still? However, because of the dates, if FB does continue that far, it may not be possible for me to translate Oct 5th's release.

And before anyone says that FB is ending on Sept 5, I'll explain here what I mentioned on Ysa's blog. Simply put, we still don't know for certain that the next issue will be the last for FB. The little banner on Hakusensha's Hana to Yume site says "いよいよ最終章" or "At last, the final chapter". However, FB isn't released in 章, but in 話, so the question remains, how many 話 will be in the final 章. For those who are getting confused by these characters, basically, we're entering the final storyline for FB, but don't know how many parts it will take for that story to be written. So, it could be that there will only be one part to the final storyline and FB ends Sep 5. It could also mean that there are 6 parts in the final storyline resulting in one more book. That part, we don't know yet. So, take it as you will. FB may end Sept 5, or it may not. All we know is that it's entering the final storyline (chapter), and there's no comment that it's the final installment (話). Of course, my opinion may change should anything more appear on Hana to Yume's site. ^^;

Otherwise, ep 10's edits have almost all been added in. I forgot one correction and will take care of fixing it tomorrow. >_<;

Oh, and utterly random, the next novel for Kokumono (pre-release) is ranked 34th in books on Amazon JPs site. O_O; Who do I want to concentrate on, Shouka or Ryuuki... *ponders* Anyhow, bed. ^^;


Posted by: Ana (eletriarnation)
Posted at: August 19th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)

First off, thank you for clearing up the FB banner stuff. My heart just went "Oh, thank the good lord." XD

You're so right, the kanji ARE different for each chapter... Basically, it's just saying that Furuba is entering it's final... what? Arc? (Right?) Or could it be that they mean "At last, the final chapters"? (How would a plural version of "chapters" be denoted in a banner like that? I know that singular and plural are the same in Japanese, ne? O.o)

LOL. Sorry for babbling; Thanks again for clearing up the general freak out that just went on around the whole world. XD I can't wait for the 5th! ^^

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: August 20th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)

I probably wouldn't go as large as an arc per se, but it's the last story concept. The translation of it being the last chapter isn't wrong by any stretch, but it's how that in turn gets interpreted. Perhaps it would be better to consider each issue's release as a sub-chapter. ^^; The question now is, how many parts will make up this final part? It could be one, it could be many, or anything in between. ^^;

Posted by: Ana (eletriarnation)
Posted at: August 20th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)

Well, at least the interpretation gives us hope. ^^ I'm definitely hoping that it'll continue for more than just one chapter--it seems that it'd be impossible for her to just end it like that, ne?

Heh, I guess we all have to get ready for the end, one way or another. LOL.

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