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Monday, April 8, 2013

HOTD Not Returning Next Month



A sentence I've grown tired of typing: there will be no new Highschool of the Dead next month.

As you can see in the image above, the new chapter ends with the ambiguous message that essentially means there is no chapter planned for next month's issue. According to Sankaku Complex, this chapter is a "special publication" and the full resumption of the series is "undetermined." Make of this what you will. It certainly does not guarantee another long hiatus, but it doesn't sound very hopeful either.

I wrote this post to inform you all, but I also wanted to stifle any outrage or despair before it starts. I've been getting Dragon Age for almost two years now, and sometimes when this message appears the series returns after a month off. It's not the worst thing you can see at the end of a chapter. I think a likely reason for this one-off is that Fujimi Shobo is perhaps using the fan response to this chapter to determine if they should bring it back monthly or bi-monthly. It could also tell Shouji Sato and Daisuke Sato if they should end after a few more chapters or stretch the story out for a ninth volume. We can't really be sure, but we can be sure this does not mean we should prepare for two more years of nothing.

I'll see if I can figure out anything else in the next day or two and pass on the info. Maybe Yen Press will say something in their release. Speaking of which, for those of you who want to wait for the scanlation, I'm thinking about doing a spoiler post with a few pages and a summary when I get my magazine. Would you be interested?

73 comments:

  1. That's just fucked up. It's like seeing my hopes and dreams shattered right in front of me. It's like my girlfried just suddenly stopped having sex with me then telling me 2 years after that the next time we do it will be our last.

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    1. Pretty sums it up. That's depressing news. Here we all thought the series was finally continuing, but all we get is a chapter. :(

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    2. then during sex she wont let you finish and go's and she never comes back

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  2. well yeah man, anything you can post would be great, thx for the info, too bad, but well, i cant say im surprise =/

    Thx and waiting for the Maken-ki! raw =D ;D

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  3. ive been pullin an all nighter waiting and now i want to sleep

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  4. I tried buying a subscription through yen press earlier today and for some odd reason it didnt go through. It wasnt a problem on my end either.

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    1. I'm having the same problem. I'll try to figure it out.

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  5. Speedy_J here,

    Might as well post spoilers. *sigh*, oh well. We got something out of it.

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  6. Sankaku Complex's article seems to place the blame on Shoji sato since he has an obsession with Pretty cure.

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    1. It seems like Shoji Sato is turning into Kentaro Miura.

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    2. I hope not. I really, really hope not.

      We will reach Elfheim. Someday...

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  7. Speedy_J here,

    Perhaps I'm looking too into it, but with both the Fujimi Shobo and Yen Press releasing the chapter at the same time would "definitely help future simultaneous serializations happen." could also apply to H.O.T.D.'s future.

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    1. Definitely looks that way. too bad most HOTD fans won't pay the $2.99 fee for the chapter. even it it means saving the series.

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    2. I really doubt it. HOTD's popularity in Japan and Daisuke's desire to continue are the only things that really matter. US sales are a drop in the bucket.

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  8. Ya know, I have patient long enough. If this is how the Sato's are going to keep jacking their fans around, they are now going to loose their entire World fan base! And, not just for HOTD, I'm talking EVERYTHING They DO, all of it! Their creditability in my eyes at this point is now destroyed!! You just can't keep stringing people along with promises, hints, rumors for as long as they have without some sort of backlash. Their indifference to one of the biggest WORLD WIDE fan bases I have ever seen is going to come to a crashing end and they will never recover from it. At this point I would say to them, "Get in the stick & Write & produce this Manga or SELL the Rights to it to some one who gives a dam"! I am going to give them to end of the week to correct this out or I am going to start a uprising against them that will rattle the Manga community across the entire globe! I have had enough being patient & sitting on my hands and hoping for the best. They have to be taught a serious lesson & with my contacts & my money I will see to it. Think, I am just blowing smoke, well just watch and see what happens. I am pissed AND I am not going to take it anymore!!!!

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    1. ... Calm your tits, bro. Just wait 'til June, then, if they don't release a new chapter, you can start your wierd, uprising-bullshit...

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    2. Is it ok to start that uprising now?

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    3. still fucking waitingMarch 23, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      what about now?

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    4. And now? Still waiting.

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    5. How about now?

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    6. I'm gonna wait until June because its my exam period and it's taking most of my time to think about H.O.T.D. However, if it doesn't come out with another chapter, I'll kill myself, literally. Then the uprising starts.

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    7. Might wait till July. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3413766/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

      Not sure if its real but this is my only hope of waiting ..

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    8. It's starting to look doubtful that the series will ever return.

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    9. I'm done with this crap...

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    10. Dammit, what about now?!

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    11. What about now? Why don't the Satous just admit they've decided to cancel the series. Its pretty much what they've done anyway; we're just waiting for it to become official before we finally give up hope.

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    12. 2015 is here. Act 31 is not.

      #RIPHOTD

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    13. So how about now we start a riot? xD

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    14. Still waiting.....Anyone here anymore?

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    15. still waiting f*ck it lets riot.

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  9. Speedy_J here,

    We certainly shouldn't rule out the Japanese fans.

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  10. I agree, and I believe that the Japanese Fans are just as upset as the rest of the world! Madhouse & Yen Press must think that they have nothing to worry about either. Well, we'll see what they think when I pull All of their orders from all of my shops & distributors. It's time we FIGHT BACK!!!

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    1. Dude calm down. Take a few breaths. Have a shot or a beer or something. It's not the end of the world. This is most likely measuring fan response so they can figure out what kind of release schedule to be on in the future.

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  11. I hope you guys know that "fighting back" means that HOTD will be either canceled or very short lived. This is just an experiment to see if we as fans still want to see the series continue. In the end, numbers and money talks.

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  12. Damn, I can't believe this. I really hope that HOTD will return again on June. I'm pretty sick of waiting. I would try to get the subscribtion, but I don't think you can get it in my place. And if chapter 30 will end on a cliffhanger, I have no idea what will I do.

    Sure, spoilers would be nice. Also will you still scan the raws?

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  13. This is a Tragedy, at least we still have Triage X.

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  14. I'm going to remain positive. I think it won't be released next month so that they can gauge how many people still read it. If not many than they will still release enough to finish it, albeit one or two chapters. Or if it's really popular than they will release more. I think really they just want to know how much more story to write.

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  15. Jonathan CamargoApril 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    I don't know yet. Let them to wait to finished. Try your best. And Good Luck. I can wait to you. So, Um.. I saw manga High School for the Dead... That really good anime series. ^_^ Great job! Keep going and work hard. ^_^

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  16. HOTDEPS ~Admin =]: This really sucks.. After years of waiting.. it comes to this?.. oh well.. we are getting tired of telling the fans bad news...

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  17. No matter the rumors or what actions will be done or have been done. I am at a very young age. I have a long time to live for. I have waited for many things and although sometimes ive been disappointed, some others have brought my spirits up. I will wait for HOTD no matter what. But comon people.. and Sato.. H.O.T.D. IS. THE. SHIT. Although other Anime has brought to my attention with action and all. HOTD is just simply amazing. when I first watched.. I honestly couldn't believe 12 episodes finished it. HOTD is by far the best Anime I have watched and I would love to see more of either the Anime and Manga. Continue it Sato until the end.... and be sure to make it per month when you can! :D

    -TFOs-

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  18. WHAT?! I read Chapter 30 after two years, exactly TWO FREAKING YEARS, and now I'm gonna wait for Chapter 31 for much longer...wait... Aw no, no no nononononononono NO! There is no way is it going to be another two years! Uh-uh! No way, no how! I do NOT want to wait for another two freaking years, cause if it IS another two years from now, so help me God!

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    1. No one ever said anything about two years. I would say more like two months.

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  19. So is it safe to assume that the manga is on hiatus again if no news comes up by June?

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  20. Here in my anime life, Highschool of the Dead is the very first zombie anime/manga I ever saw.

    I shall be waiting until next month to see if there are any updates. If there are no updates, who knows what will happen next.

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  21. I just got into this series, read all of it in a few hours and I can't wait. I will remain hopeful that the series continues this month, *fingers crossed*. Good luck guys, make it worth the wait.

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  22. I have hopes for it but I think that they are taking time off, I wish that they would ether finish it or keep making it, I hate when things dont end. :p At lest they are saying that they are going to make a second sesion of the anime Lets all hope that that makes them want to make more.

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  23. June is coming to an end and there is still no news of a new chapter its I can't help but have an uneasy felling about this

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  24. I can't believe this. Both authors should feel ashamed about treating their fans like this. It's such a good series and tey are treating it like crap. Can't thoose good for nothing authors continue this series already. If it would have been like this from the very beginning they should have never started this manga!

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  25. Yeah I agree if they don't want.to continue then say it its better than making fans wait. And treating fans like crap

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  26. H.O.T.D was one of my first manga and anime series and i grew into a huge fan, so if it ends here ill get depressed for like 20 mins which is a complete record for me, simply because im an zany overenergetic bastard. I really like it, so i hope it contuinues.

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  27. C'mon now. It's not the world you know. Jeez!

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  28. It's December now... Still no chapter 31 :(

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  29. As long as the manga DOES eventually continue. I don't care how long it takes (Obviously I want it ASAP). There hasn't been any news of Sato officially dropping it has there? In any case, I'm spending as much as I can on the franchise to try and support it, if that will do anything to help. Bought the omnibus and have just pre-ordered the second one due to come out on the 17th. If they Daisuke and Shouji haven't announced they are dropping it, there is still a strong chance we'll see it again.

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  31. Season 2 My Bad So When Are They Have To Do That To Continue So Yeah Guys

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  32. If they end it after a couple more chapters or leave it a cliffhanger and leave it there, I will personally come round to their houses and shoot them in the balls.

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    1. Please do so. Triage X has nothing on HOTD. Oh yeah and It's now October coming to November 2014 and they STILL have nothing out. Fan Fictions are alright if you're desperate though some Fan fic writers are shit and write the characters out of personality, weird porn etc.

      Plus some of us are too lazy to read. Fan Fics suck if they are writers making the story with their own characters or themselves and nothing HOTD other than the zombies.

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  33. They say July 5, 2014. Who knows? Maybe so. Maybe not. I just read chapter 30 and about cried my eyes out when there was no ending.

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    1. There has been no announcement from Shouji, Fujimi Shobo, or Yen Press, and the magazine comes out on July 10, not July 5.

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  34. This sucks, I recently got into High school of the dead to wait out the new chapters of attack on titan. Looks like I will have to find something else.

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    1. Try DanganRonpa anime. Its really good and the two main characters look like Saeko and Takashi. Look up 'Kirgiri and Naegi' on google images and you will see what I mean.

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  35. 2013: '' but we can be sure this does not mean we should prepare for two more years of nothing''

    2015: still waiting...

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  36. Jeez 3 years of waiting and nothing is happening. This sucks

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  37. 2016 is coming then the HOTD Act 31 still unreleased yet. Gezzz.

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  38. my ex show me this show... so what about now? can we petition for it to come back??? i fell in love with this manga and the show as well

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  39. Take all our money! Give us a continue! We want more!

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  40. 3 years I've beginning to think that the author forgot about this manga and said fuck it I'll see how fucking loyal the fans are and it's been nearly 6 GODAMN years since the anime first aired

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  41. already 2017 still waiting, Wish the author hits his head and remember the manga

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