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^ Hmm, it has also mentioned that Hoshino is prone to illness/disaster; her car crashed more than once. Bad luck?
I've read quite a few different things. All I know is that Hoshino is very unfortunate for such a young lady (she's only 32!).
It is 100% confirmed that she has a bad back. She mentioned that in an interview around the time DGM switched to Jump SQ.
It's rumored that she has a bad wrist. I think rumors of her getting wrist surgery came up around the Chapter 186 hiatus. I think there's a good chance of this being true as well. I didn't read any concrete proof like I did for the back rumor, but the rumors were still pretty credible.
The pregnancy rumors and the lawsuit rumors are BS. I still see people spreading them around on other manga forums, and they're both blatantly untrue.
Ha, lawsuit and pregnancy? No way. It would make sense if it's a ergonomics issue, considering how she has been distancing from a rapid schedule. I wonder if she worked too hard and injured herself, so she's had to step back pretty far. DGM shouldn't be considered monthly. It should be considered irregular (on average, I'd say 7 issues per year). Basically a volume per year. Not a bad goal for Hoshino to work towards, but fans should accept that.
I'm back again, just wanted to find out from anybody with better intelligence than me and manage to find out whether there's gonna be a release this June issue?
But i really pray that she recovers soon... its my favourite series so far and without it, my life is one hell of a misery o___o
Just a random thought, i wish hoshino sensei has an official website where she can update it and connect with her fans ~ (just a thought...)
I had always thought this would be a good idea not only for the sake of keeping us fans informed but also so fans can get feedback on some of the projects Hoshino has been involved in. Perhaps we could even get in a coule questions about the manga, which can be either a good or bad idea dependent on what fans are enquirring and commenting on. Getting feedback from the mangaka detailing her reasons and feelings could really improve fans' appreciation of her work.
A lot of mangaka are on twitter, but I haven't heard whether Hoshino is on it or not.
I don't think she has one. She seems to be one who prefers privacy.
She came to the USA? I know that she went to a German anime convention.
Yeah, I remember that. Ah, the good old days... *nogalistic*
Maybe she's shy?
Wouldn't be something unique among mangaka. The going theory is she was trying to remain incognito in the male-dominated world of Shounen manga. Not sure if that was because of public opinion, or if it was something done for business reasons...who knows.
I think its actually a combination of both your reasons. Even when you try to find pictures of Hoshino on Google you barely find any, which is why I was surprised to see this picture she took with one of her fans. You can tell its really her because of that tribal styled tatoo on her left hand.http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0dSr4tHqW0...400/015gj3.jpg
Last edited by capricorn; May 20, 2012 at 05:21 PM.
Hey, check this one out Interview with the Noah
God, I swear, just read it! It has everything that could've happened during the three months timeskip in Lavi's (and Noah's) POV. There are, like, every possible theory about the Noah and Bookman. There even a theory about Cross being Bookman's lost apprentice. This is the long-awaited masterpiece! No need to worry abour OOC-ness; every character is keep, well, in character. Just...perfect.
It really shows the Noah as a REAL family and **...I can't express my love of this. Every single DGM fan out there, READ IT!
P.S.: By the way, no need to worry about any Yaoi; the story is for every DGM fan—no Yaoi or Yuri or Het.
Last edited by Bloody Queen; May 22, 2012 at 09:01 AM.