Valentin wrote:I do hope, though, that it will somehow be possible to return to more frequent releases in the future.
I don't think we're going back to 39–45 files per year, so... does 30 files per year sound good, or would you rather have 35 files per year?
At the moment, I’m not even remotely thinking about numbers like thirty or thirty-five.
They’re installing a spin-off after
everyone who is expected to watch the movie has seen it. The derivative won’t be released separately like the purely humorous Hannin no Hanzawa-san
, but in the same magazine, suggesting that both works won’t be published simultaneously. Beyond that, it’ll even be supervised by the original author, although I’m aware that this term tends to be used somewhat loosely.
Anyway—if I were to give a cautious assessment, I’d say they want to put out at least one volume, implying that the main series won’t return before July. And even when we finally get the case after this one starting with File 1012 or File 1013, how long will it take for the sequel to arrive? Why not another ten or so stories of ZERO’s Tea Time
? Zero the Enforcer
will likely be available on home video from October 3, so that could go well together.
While this is of course nothing more than speculation, the news about an additional entry to the franchise that I can only regard as a temporary replacement to bridge time alone makes me rather pessimistic about Aoyama’s capability to provide material on a basis that sooner or later doesn’t become frustrating. I can hardly imagine that 2018 will yield more chapters than 2017; in fact, I would be surprised if it had more than twenty, and at this point, that seems relatively optimistic to me.
Let’s hope I’m wrong.