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Nope, still no new Loveless chapter this month

This month’s Zerosum is out a day early, but is still as Loveless-less as ever. Stay tuned for next month’s report!

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I have seen that news about Kouga Yun saying that the hiatus is supposed to end this autumn and new material to get published, and I’m going on record to say that I won’t really believe it until she puts another of her series on hiatus—if it didn’t work previously, it won’t work now if nothing changes! Also, the part about only 2 or 3 volumes left for 15 volumes total is something she had already said in past during an interview with Sugino, and Sugino, her editor, seemed less than convinced and said that considering what Kouga has told him about all what was supposed to happen, there would be way more volumes than that. But I really do hope that Loveless gets back on a regular publication schedule… one day!

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http://daysofxavierspast.tumblr.com/post/98279215678/turn-loose-the-swans-another-new-release-that

daysofxavierspast:

turn-loose-the-swans:

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In other news, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a new Loveless chapter next month because Kouga Yun tweeted recently that she’s still talking with Zerosum’s editorial department about an eventual end of the hiatus and that she’ll keep us posted as soon as a date is fixed. It doesn’t sound too promising, unfortunately.

Did they force her to go on a hiatus?

Well, I’m in no way affiliated with Zerosum, but I think it’s highly unlikely because Kouga Yun is one of the best-selling mangaka from their author lineup. So, at most, they might have said at the beginning of this year that since she hasn’t drawn a new Loveless chapters for many months and wasn’t planning to for the foreseeable future, maybe they should call that officially a hiatus instead of making fans hope in vain each month. I don’t think that they have black-listed her or anything of the kind since she’s still publishing Blood Highschool in Zerosum Ward, another bi-monthly, Ichijinsha-owned magazine. (She has dropped her last two chapters, though.)
I think that Kouga Yun mentions Zerosum’s editorial department as being involved in the discussion about the hiatus only because they need to be warned in advance about the number of pages each author plan to send in for an issue and at what frequency (bi-monthly, monthly, etc) in order to allocate space efficiently in the magazine and to manage color pages, cover templates, sales of special goodies, etc.
If anything, the recent release of an artbook and a fanbook shows that they hope to cash in on new readers that discovered Kouga Yun through her high-profile collaborations with other authors (because I really don’t see why else release a fanbook because it’s not like Loveless has so many volumes or such a complicated storyline that regular fans need a recap.)

http://erato-tia-tuatha.tumblr.com/post/98257886642/turn-loose-the-swans-another-new-release-that

erato-tia-tuatha:

turn-loose-the-swans:

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Seriously though, WHAT IS UP WITH THIS COVER?? Like, first of all doesn’t look like her style (Soubi’s face looks very Nisei-ish, and I find this deeply disturbing), but what’s more important is OUT OF CONTEXT MUCH?? I realize they want something that will draw attention for the cover, but with where the manga is at this point, this picture is plain OOC O.o Me no likey. [and I’m not even from the part of the fandom that hates SoubixRitsuka, I suppose THOSE people are pissed now]

I’m one of those people who aren’t really into Soubi and Ritsuka as a couple, and yeah, pissed describes me pretty well right now! I mean, I avoided on purpose posting any fanart with underage kisses or creepy grabbing on my blog ever since I started running it years ago, but now, it’s Kouga Yun’s official art that looks like this. It seems I just can’t escape, argh.
In my opinion, Kouga Yun just lost her writing mojo when it comes to Loveless, so that’s why she’s relying on BL tropes 101 when she has to draw art for it, and it’s for the same reason that the last Loveless chapters before the hiatus were all over the placethere were not bad chapters, but something seemed amiss. I guess that because Kouga Yun is working on a ton of different projects at the same time, she’s slowly losing her touch with Loveless, so she doesn’t manage to recapture that ambiance that was so particular to Loveless and that was making it so unique. I really hope she didn’t lose it forever.
aoyagiritsukaai: If you reblog the news post as text or link instead of image, then you’ll get rid of the cover picture in your reblog! No that you have to reblog it or anything, but if it can help.

Another new release that has nothing to do with the manga storyline: a Loveless fanbook will be out 9/25! It seems that there’ll be no original content at all in addition to the usual mix of caps from the manga’s past chapters and trivia about the characters. (Also, what’s up with this cover? D: The faces don’t even look much like Kouga Yun’s drawing style.)In other news, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a new Loveless chapter next month because Kouga Yun tweeted recently that she’s still talking with Zerosum’s editorial department about an eventual end of the hiatus and that she’ll keep us posted as soon as a date is fixed. It doesn’t sound too promising, unfortunately.

Another new release that has nothing to do with the manga storyline: a Loveless fanbook will be out 9/25! It seems that there’ll be no original content at all in addition to the usual mix of caps from the manga’s past chapters and trivia about the characters. (Also, what’s up with this cover? D: The faces don’t even look much like Kouga Yun’s drawing style.)
In other news, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a new Loveless chapter next month because Kouga Yun tweeted recently that she’s still talking with Zerosum’s editorial department about an eventual end of the hiatus and that she’ll keep us posted as soon as a date is fixed. It doesn’t sound too promising, unfortunately.