I just wanted to post my frustration with the current state of the manga series. I logged on to my Amazon account today, expecting to see volume 5 of the manga on it's way to my door. To my shock, the item was not shipped, and Amazon has changed the listed availability date to December 2010. I felt this was suspicious because it is the last possible second "we have no idea when this is coming out" kind of release date, during the final week of 2010.
Looking for hope I turned to the home base company website...and...
DMP release schedule has removed it completely.
First, I really wish to give full credit where it is due. I am an absolute fan of the series in any form. I love the manga, and I stand behind Saiko Takaki's adaptations of the novels 100% in both art and dialogue. I have been a firm supporter since the series inception. Obviously this project is a huge undertaking. No doubt about that.
The question is, is it too much for one person?
The books are always late.
Saiko apologizes for this profusely within the notes at the end of the manga.
The books are still late.
How does DMP feel about this? What is the leniency granted in this situation?
I must say that I really do not wish to see someone picking up the series instead of the "novice" Saiko, but I fear this may be the case if she can not turn the product around quicker than this.
What are your thoughts?