Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Honey Will Lead the Way!
And...we're back, with chapter 7.5 of Mizutama Honey Boy. Since this was the last Mizutama chapter in the volume, the next chapter in the series won't be out until volume 3 is released, which is probably going to be in September (we think). Meanwhile, there are two one-shots left to do in this volume, and we'll be getting to those next to complete volume 2.
Now onto the big news over the weekend: Kuragehime got licensed by Kodansha USA and is also getting a digital release on Crunchyroll. However, the print release (for now) is only for the first 12 volumes, and since the first 2-in-1 omnibus isn't going to be out until February, it's very likely that Kuragehime will be finished by the time they publish up to volume 12. Those who have been reading Kuragehime can probably tell that the series is nearing its end, and assuming it comes back from its hiatus later this year, it could wrap up as soon as about this time next year (assuming it doesn't go back on hiatus after volume 16 is released).
Either way, Crunchyroll will probably be publishing the chapters as they're released once it comes off its hiatus, but at this point, given that we've been working on it since we started this scan group almost 5 years ago, we want to see it to its end, especially since there will probably be only a few more volumes at most left in the series. And besides, if Kodansha USA doesn't license the rest of the volumes for print release, that leaves everyone hanging who doesn't read manga on Crunchyroll, which would be a crying shame. That said, we do fully support Kodansha USA's print release, and if it's at all possible, we implore anyone who wishes to support the series and Akiko Higashimura to buy the print release when it comes out. If you have any questions regarding the future of Kuragehime, we'll be happy to answer them.
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 7.5: Mediafire, Dropbox