Bakarina and Potion Loli



  • It's been almost a month since the latest volume of these two series has been published (vol. 4 and vol. 3), but we have yet to see the start of the next volume. Does anyone know what's going on, or is it just the old licensing difficulties?



  • No news, just gonna chalk it up to the usual issues that can arise.

    Contract delays
    Material delays
    Human error
    Yada yada


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    Several series are in limbo right now, with little to no explanation. In addition to the ones you mentioned, there's also Undead Adventurer, Japan Elf, Mixed Bathing (Sam has responded on Twitter that this one is coming soon, at least), and the infamous SisKan. Having been a member here myself for a couple years, these things happen every once in a while, and being patient usually leads to them eventually coming back (though I'm not holding my breath on that last one). Thankfully, when titles take longer than usual like this, we often get multiple parts right off the bat to make up for it.


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    Another potential cause of delays we sometimes get is the translator being busy with other projects.



  • I’ve been doing some research through Hobby Japan’s website and discovered that volume 3 of Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf was released on the 25th of May.

    This is the cover for anyone curious. Now we just need JNC to take care of business.

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    In hindsight, I should’ve used Bookwalker’s Japanese site instead of clicking on random links, pictures and text.


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    I really don't see much of an issue with the titles mentioned, all have fairly recently had their latest volume released in Japan while j-club already has the previous volumes released...

    ...except two, Bakarina (7 volumes released in Japan but only 4 on j-club) and Siskan which has been completed for a while now back in Japan but here it's still missing that final volume.