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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: sephnoir (sephnoir)
Posted at: August 19th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)

It's good to see your interpretation of the banner I've been wondering about it too. When I first saw it I took it to mean the literal "final chapter". I never even thought the kanji was different until reading this entry.
I did think it odd she would break the pattern of having a five chapter final volume with a big omake. And there just seems too much to sum up in just one chapter.

{Though I guess this means more work for us too! >_<}

Ah, and before I forget, were you able to make out the writing at the bottom of the banner? I can make out the top line but the bottom line is just too blurry for me.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: August 20th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)

There's a banner on the Hana to Yume site under the next issue release info. ^_^ The bottom text goes something like, "The peaceful days that have come to the Sohma Clan after being freed from the curse."

Final volumes can be a bit unusual because they're the end of the series. If the manga-ka needed a little more space to finish the story, the volume could be larger than usual, or heaven forbid what happened with Earthian. >_<;; The end of that series only made up enough material for half a volume so it didn't get published for ~10 years or more. So, if the next issue is in fact the last one, it's possible for the final tankoubon to be fatter than usual. It really depends on how she does things and how much more she writes. ^^;

Posted by: sephnoir (sephnoir)
Posted at: August 20th, 2006 07:22 am (UTC)

Ah thanks! I was able to read the top line so could only get about the Sohma house curse.
{Maybe it's just my eyes going.}

Yeah I'm hoping for a large volume, and considering her past final vol for a series we might be lucky. She's done less chapters but a big omake.
{Of course that means still working on the series while coursework is going on so maybe it's not good.}
Don't even mention Earthian, I've still not been able to get my hands on the last volume. I hope we never get a repeat of that.

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