Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mangaka Hospitalisation: Rozen Maiden manga Suspended

Half of the lady mangaka duo that is PEACH-PIT has been hospitalised with what looks to be a serious, though not life threatening, illness.

As a result, the busy group is forced to suspend publication of no less than three titles: Rozen Maiden, Zombie-Loan, and Shugo Chara.

It looks as though there is no danger of a permanent cessation, but the timeframe for resuming publication is not clear.

Their announcement reads as follows:

In this month’s editions of GFantasy, Young Jump and Nakayoshi, the latest chapters of ZOMBIE-LOAN, Rozen Maiden and Shugo Chara will not be appearing.

Due to a sudden illness, the author must unfortunately suspend publication.

To all those anticipating the latest editions, we apologise unreservedly.
We tried to arrange matters so a suspension would not be required, but it just wasn’t possible.

I’d like to get well soon, leave hospital, and return to work healthy. I’ll be back to working eagerly on the three titles shortly, so I’d be delighted if you could just wait for me a little longer.

Please bear with us for now,


Hopefully she will get well soon, though it’s not made clear which of the duo is ill, and of course the understandable reticence to reveal private details leaves us with no idea as to what precisely prompted this extraordinary move.

So soon after almost losing Eri Takenashi to a severe health problem, and with the status of Kannagi yet in doubt, it is at least reassuring to know that in this case there appears to be no danger to the mangaka’s life, and also none to the works.

2ch for its part is as usual filled with speculation, with at least one puzzled voice asking if otaku somehow found out Shinku was second-hand…

Via SankakuComplex

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Taro Aso Prime Minister Force 1 Airplane / 麻生太郎首相フォース1飛行機

This is the Airplane that Taro Aso would love to use, the Rozen Plane haves all the commodities, luxury and perfection, and the tea is served at 6 o´clock Japanese time of course, it haves an up to date manga library, a 60 inch flat screen and course blue ray player

Friday, December 05, 2008

Kannagi Manga Stop Publication, Otakus fault?

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

痛車 Itasha + Kayak = Itayak


What happends when you combine anime decals with a boat?, well you get an Itayak perfect for Outdoor Otakus who like contact with the nature, and that like to explore the world, Itayaking is very good for your health, as you can in the photos the Itayak is theme is Yuki Nagato from Suzumiya Haruhi, as a pun from the second war battleship called Nagato.

痛車 Itasha are cars decorated with decals and paint jobs depicting anime, game and manga characters. The word itasha, which literally means “painful car,” is derived from the kanji for itai (”painful”) and sha (”car”). The word also appears to be a reference to the Italian sportscar, also known as itasha (although the ita for Italian is spelled with katakana instead of kanji), a conventional sort of chick magnet driven by a different sort of guy.