Zerozaki4869 wrote:IIRC, then Zero's tea time would be written by someone else not Aoyama. So that eating up Aoyama's time is not really a point.
The point isn’t that the spin-off will occupy Aoyama, but that I don’t see Shounen Sunday
publishing it and the main series simultaneously. Hannin no Hanzawa-san
is released in Shounen Sunday Super
, which is ultimately a different magazine, so the two works don’t get each other in the way. ZERO’s Tea Time
, on the other hand, will be included in the regular Shounen Sunday
as well, and it will start when we can expect the current case to be over. That’s why I’m fairly confident that we won’t have both at the same time, meaning that there won’t be any Detective Conan
in the May 9 issue and, since they’ll want to make more than one chapter, in the following ones either. So I think there’s going to be yet another hiatus from May and yet another return in July or so. But, again, let’s hope I’m wrong.
Valentin wrote:...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.
And how frustrating would this be? "Straw that broke the camel's back" frustrating?
In the end, it’s just a(n increasingly commercial) product, so there’s no significant
frustration involved, of course. Generally, though, it’s not the breaks alone—if the author’s health doesn’t allow for more, then so be it—, but the content that comes if
content comes. By all appearances, CARASUMA
was resolved in File 1008 because, otherwise, people would—in relative terms—forget about the existence of the story; now, File 1009 obviously doesn’t happen
to be put out when the new movie is hitting the cinema, and as much as there’s the possibility that the rivalry between Akai and Bourbon will actually be resolved, there’s the questionability if it was really supposed to be at this point. It’s the attitude that’s expressed: “Hi guys, I’ll just leave this episode here so that another plot line is off our chest. See you in three months, when I do the same with one of the remaining threads!”
To be fair, so far
, I think we’re still predominantly in the realm of “This isn’t a dramatically
shortened course of events”. Bourbon receiving orders to investigate Shinichi was part of the seemingly undamaged Kyoto School Trip Case
, the most recent events show him doing just that, and if that leads to Akai being exposed, it’ll be fine, I guess.
We’ll have to observe how much of an abbreviation the upcoming Files turn out to be. If they don’t, having to be patient won’t be a problem for me.