I just finished Loveless volume 7, the English translation of the Japanese manga. Even if it felt a bit like a “transport” volume, I still liked it more than volume 6, which was more of a “background” volume. I already own volume 8, but I don’t look forward to the black hole of loss that I fear might open up beyond it. Because there is still no sight of volume 9 in English. Look at this timeline:
- November 2009: Loveless volume 9 was published in Japan.
- April 2010: the German translation of volume 9 was published.
- July 2010: the French translation of volume 9 was published.
What are you doing, Tokyopop? It’s been well over a year since the Japanese volume came out, and the English translations always used to precede the German and French ones.
A user writes at the Tokyopop Loveless page:
So why do other countries get volume 9 of Loveless but we’re left hanging without so much as a word about it being released into English? Don’t add this to the ever growing long lists of series that have canceled due to ‘issues’. I’m forever being let down by this company, why pick up heaps more contracts when there are so many that have yet to be fulfilled? Tokyopop is a joke.
Is Tokyopop having an issue? I hope not!
Loveless was the first anime and manga I seriously watched/read, and subsequently fell in love with, in 2004 or 2005. I don’t remember how I discovered it, but I’m happy I did.
Wait a minute. Does this mean I’m supposed to read volume 9 in Japanese? God, you’re so hard on me!