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There is national health insurance in Japan, but it's complicated. If I recall correctly, it mostly covers percentages and not full amounts. That may depend on income however. As for Hoshino having a job, she has been doing smaller projects for Shueisha under the Jump banner since before the hiatus began. There was the one shot, art for Valvrave, and she judged a contest for new mangaka as well, presumably before redrawing pages and doing extras for volume 24. I don't think she did any of those things for free. Then there would be royalties from merchandise (though it might not be that much). Can't tell for sure without seeing it for myself, but it seems to me like they're accommodating her illness as best they can over there. In the meantime, although I'd say it's highly unlikely she could find something to do that wouldn't involve her hands, who knows if she has other work? We have no way of knowing that. I just hope she's getting better.
Forgot to say: it's not the same number of pages between weekly and monthly magazines, and the pacing is very different. I would much rather she stuck with monthly pacing, tbh, let alone strain herself drawing twice the pages a month.
Last edited by kannazuki; December 28, 2013 at 01:33 PM.
okay so from what i just did a paper on for my class, everybody in japan has insurance whether or not they have a job. if they're unemployed or can't pay for it the government "picks up the tab" so to speak. if you work for a small company you pay half of the insurance fee and the employer pays the other half. and if employer has trouble paying half of the insurance fee the government will pick up a small percentage of their fee, meaning you still have to pay your half. if you work for a big company (which i'm betting shueisha is) you pay half and the employer pays the other half of the insurance fee with NO government subsidy at all.
now with this reported illness, i believe it was ca12nag13 (please correct me if i'm wrong, i was too lazy to look through all the pages) who said she had tendinitis. now tendinitis is a general term used to describe inflammation in the tendons. now since its affecting her ability to draw for long amounts of time its probably tendinitis in her wrist. tendinitis is painful but can be greatly reduced by icing it, taking anti-inflammatories (ex: motrin NOT tylenol [acetominophin]), resting it (which she's pretty much been doing this entire year), a cortisone shot in the wrist area, and physical therapy. now if there's so much inflammation it can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome which is when the inflammation causes the tissues in the wrist area to pushe down on the nerves there which can cause a lot of pain. wearing a wrist brace helps but in cases where it is extremely painful they will go in and do surgery. recovery times after surgery before she's able to draw again i don't know.
Last edited by candy; December 28, 2013 at 08:11 PM.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome isn't just painful, it also gradually weakens your hands as well.
I don't think it's just the wrist. I remember Hoshino said there are times that it was painful just moving her own body during hospitalized (2009 hiatus).
and indeed, lets hope she gets better, even if D.Gary-Man does not return.
Its pretty easy to see that I missed that part, no? I clearly said "..assumung her health gets optimal" in what you quoted
I guess I'm off to google it, it doesn't sound very nice though..
D. Grayman's probably going to be running for a long time, hoping Hoshino will get better soon.
Today I say somebody wrote on Facebook, manga will return at 2014 August. Anybody knows something about this?
Hard to believe anything got leaked a day such as today... Is there any source?
Those things usually appear in SQ
I think the person may have seen that a translation of volume 24 is to be released around that time and thought that meant there were new chapters. I've seen a lot of people getting that impression across the web.