Mmm..I expected this tho, because all along I have been expecting the next Loveless chapter to be in September (real time) rather than publication-date September (for the Zero Sum issue that comes out today being the September issue even though it’s the July issue ‘in reality’)…
Actually in Kouga Yun’s tweet announcing the hiatus, she mentioned both the date at which Loveless would resume publication (7/28) and the month of the Zerosum issue in which Loveless would appear (September), and as today is 7/28, and the official site was updated with the new September issue, so unless there is a surprise Loveless chapter after all, then I’m afraid Kouga Yun just missed her self-imposed deadline. I guess that it’s because last month, she has the release of the second volume of Blood Highschool, and this month the release of the new art book that threw her off her schedule, but I’m still a bit miffed that she didn’t even write a tweet explaining the situation, just like the last time when she announced the hiatus several months in.
I have to agree that publication dates for Japanese magazines are so, so confusing, especially for magazines like Zerosum that are published just at the end of a month.
I just checked out the official Zerosum page, and Loveless is still not listed in this month’s serialization section, only in special goodies section along with six other series?! (The special goodies is just a two-page color spread btw, and I’m not even sure that you get the seven, or it’s a random choice for just one, which seems more likely.) Well, I guess we’ll have to wait for more information to come out, or I’ll just shell out the $20 or so to find out the truth of the matter.
Please, Kouga Yun, don’t disappoint your fans anymore. We still like your work.