To Our Readers
on Dec 7, 2008 02:19
About Mahou Sensei Negima!,
~ There would be no chapters in the next three weeks because Shounen Magazine has double issue and the author takes a break.
~ As I check some forums, I see that many don't know why the author sometimes take a break after some weeks. So, let me explain it here: Mahou Sensei Negima! is not like other manga; the author, Ken Akamatsu, can draw only 2 pages / day (and thanks to that we all have the best quality for each and every chapter). A regular chapter consists of approximately 18 pages. That means he would need ~9 days (more than 1 week) for each chapter. So, his regular breaks are one after every 4 chapters (once every four weeks); or we can say that his working cycle is 4 + 1 weeks. Thus, we have: 9 x 4 = 36 days and then, 36 : 5 = ~7 days. However, these break weeks are not really "breaks" for him.
~ Although the magazine has double issues, each issue still has only one chapter of Mahou Sensei Negima!. And only in this break week from the double issue can our author have his "real break". He needs some rest too, after such a long and intense working schedule. (And he still have no children either for such a young and beautiful wife =__^) Hope you all can understand (and sympathy XD)...