S.Vineyard wrote:The Post December Four Month Hiatus was, according to a report on a german Conan Fansite not Gosho's own idea, but of his editors.
I'll be honest, I don't really believe that. For starters, when the hiatus was first announced, it was said in the message that it's because of medical treatment and recovery, so it was weird for them to note later "oh no, it was the editors' idea". We're talking about a 4 months hiatus, which hardly sounds like something the publisher would be interested in, but that's besides the point.
While I'm not saying Gosho is in a really bad shape or terminally ill, I do think there's a bit some stuff going on that they're not telling us about. Because here's the reality, just because they say things are fine, doesn't mean everything is fine. The information we get from Gosho or Shonen Sunday is propaganda, not necessarily the absolute truth of the matter. Like, you know how when there's a break announced, the default reason given in the manga is "research"? (like how it was once again noted so for the latest 9 weeks break). Just because it said the reason for the break is research doesn't really mean it's true, as it's (as noted) a default reason given for breaks not just in this manga but in other manga as well. Instead of research, Gosho will probably be spending most of his time resting (which is fine) or playing with his ship waifus in that video game he tends to gush about (which is also fine... ish... not exactly showing a refined taste there but whatever). The maximum number of chapters we'll potentially be getting out of 2018 is 17 (and it could be lower if Gosho takes another break in December), and currently it doesn't seem like the manga will get back to regular publication maybe ever.
I guess the bottom line of this post is that the information we get about what's going on behind the scenes isn't necessarily always reliable when the source is Shonen Sunday and the publisher. They won't tell us what they don't want us to know.