HAND'S lasted about 9-10 chapters, so that's not saying much. but yes, P2 is the little engine that could, and stands next to the other 'successes by current jump terms' Yushagaku, Usagi, Sket.... um.... was that it, my brains frazzled from being ill and i can't think clearly.
The '09 Jump Festa page is currently up...but I can't really look at it until I get home. Essentially though the only thing confirmed will be a BIG Dragonball stage, most likely in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series. (the usual series will probably get stages too...though I currently imagine that Naruto "may" get an anniversary stage too if DB does due to it's 10th)
Should have expected this early with the Saturday issue this week. My own comments:
-Amazing work for the current "Golden Trio" of Toriko, Mago & Bakuman.
-Neuro's doing rather well (well better than before) too.
-Personally even if it doesn't end this week, I sort of wish this was the week Chagecha ends so it won't suffer too long at the bottom. Either it doesn't end this week and this is right...or they just forgot that.
So when you say "It didn't have Chagecha there", do you mean that it wasn't in the issue 50 listings or just the whole fact that it may/not be ending in 49? It's obvious from it's position it bombed, I just want to know when Jump removes it. (maybe they give it a couple more chapters for a full volume, then end it and release it in one giant volume like they did with Junbor)