When is Bakarina Volume 5 going to start being released in parts?


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    When will volume 5 start being released in parts for members and premium members? I have searched online and have failed to find any satisfying results. Either I suck at searching, or there's just barely any information on it. I am curious because I really liked the first four books, even though it was a series I was unsure about at first. It's easily become one of my favourites. Oh, and, not sure if you are allowed to ask about two different series in one post but here we go! When is volume two of Yuri Vampire going to start being released? The first volume was really interesting and, like with Bakarina, I am struggling to find any useful information on volume 2. Uh, thanks to anyone who can answer my questions, and good luck to anyone who has questions of their own about other series (or these ones). Oh, and sorry if I have somehow violated some rules or have accidentally asked a question that has already cropped up. I did do a quick search and check and I believe I am alright, but you never know... shrugs

    (I do believe that volume 2 of Yuri Vampire isn't actually out in Japan, but I might be wrong. As for Bakarina, however, I believe that multiple volumes beyond volume 4 are out in Japan. Again, this information might be wrong, but it's all I really have... Hence why I am asking.)

    Images of both series that I mentioned (first image: volume 5 of Bakarina, Japanese Edition. Second image: volume 1 of Yuri Vampire, English Edition):

    Volume 5

    Volume 1


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    Last I looked, there were at least 8 volumes of Bakarina in Japan, the latest released last month. But, that doesn't mean contracts have been obtained on v5-8.


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    @someoldguy - yeah. I was hoping someone might know something about whether those contracts are going to be made or not. Thanks for the input, though. I'll just keep my hopes up. =D


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    The series has not been dropped, so it will be coming eventually. It’s been said elsewhere that the several series that are on hold right now (which also include Undead Adventurer, Japan Elf, and Potion Loli) have extenuating circumstances that have stalled them. This could be contracts getting signed, translator teams with irl problems, etc. We’ll just have to be patient.

    As for Vampire Sister, I have heard that there is extra content on the web novel, but a second light novel volume has not yet been announced in Japan.


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    Vampire Sister does not have another volume out in Japan yet. Sam is hopeful they will print more since the web novel is complete.


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    @legitpancake - Thank you! That's very informative. I figured as much, so I will make sure I am patient. Curiosity just got the best of me this time.


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    @myskaros - I am also hopeful. The first volume was a really good start in my opinion. =D


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    Half a year has passed and I'm still waiting.


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    @zchronos I am sure you have already seen it but in case you haven’t, Bakarina is one of the series listed as delayed in their Delayed Series Topic


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    @rahul-balaggan Oh.. thanks for the info.

    So, no news of Bakarina...

    I think that JNC are acquiring many new licenses and forgetting the ones they already have. So I no longer visit JNC as often as before, If I'm honest, of the new batch I haven't read anything.

    I like JNC (but not as much as at the beginning) and I hope that improves this year.


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    @zchronos Bakarina and Undead Adventurer in particular both had their translator replaced (and Undead’s editor was replaced), and with Bakarina, the editor is swamped with Bookworm, so it’s taking quite a while. It’s not a case of them “forgetting” older titles, but staff changes and whatnot.


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    @zchronos I get where you are coming from, personally I don't believe they have forgotten about their older titles, that we received an update at all about delayed series is one of those reasons, they could have said nothing (like certain other publishers). The fact of the matter is sometimes stuff happens, 2 long time editors who worked on many of J-Novel Club's long running series left the company, and now all those series are in a position where they need new editors.

    Because they are long running series those editors need time to get acclimated to the writing style of those series, and then still need time to work on the new volume for that series.

    At the very least they definitely have not forgotten about Bakarina, they just announced they will release that series in print


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    Now that I'm back to reading Bakarina, I'm more or less worried, if there will be a premium ebook with high quality images for the fifth volume at all, as it also contains manga parts in it.


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    @clarabelle there will be


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    @rahul-balaggan Phew, that‘s a relief.


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