Hana to Yume Issue 16 — Good Stuff (Spoilers!)
My copy of Hana to Yume Issue 16 came in 4 days early (I hope Lala 9 is this early too! — can’t wait!!!). Anyhow…here’s a couple of spoilers.
Gakuen Alice — confession and Luka gives support!!!! It’s very cute (!!!) and bittersweet. I almost feel like putting this chapter out myself.
Hana to Akuma Chp 52— Vivi is in the process of leaving and there a nice 2-pages spread of a kiss scene. I was pretty shocked. Hmm…but is Vivi really leaving? Poor Hana is left crying and begging him not to go. There are some nice flashbacks to when when Vivi found Hana at his gate when she was an infant. The end message said that the story would be resuming in issue 18 and at that point the story will be rushing into it’s final chapters (very similar language to Ouran ending announcement).
I can’t say much for this issue’s freebie. It’s a “Love so Life” metal box with a hinged lid. The first thing that came to mind was putting mints or candies in it — but I can’t be sure if it doesn’t contain any lead…
Unfortunate Hana to Yume isn’t available through Amazon, so unless you’ve got a Japanese bookstore near you, the only place I know of in the State to get it is from Akadot. Unfortunately, Akadot lags about a month behind, so up to issue 14 are currently available. Here’s a link if you interested, though:
Link to Hana to Yume Issues from Akadot
You could probably also get a subscription to the magazine through Sanseido books (it’d get to you within a week of release, too). It’s not listed in their online shopping offerings, but I’m sure if you give your nearest location a call, a subscription can be arranged. Here’s a link to Sanseido Books in the US:
Thank you for the spoilers!! you made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No Skip Beat? 😦
@incrivelmentperto – “Skip Beat” took a break and will return in issue 17. I should receive that issue August 2nd.
Thank you for the spoilers! I can't wait to read this chapter of Hana to Akuma. *O*
The cover is very cute. But I'm biased since Kamisama Hajimemashita is one of my favourite series. 😀
@Caroline — Viz just licenced “Kamisama Hajimemashita” and Aerandria quit scanlating it immediately after the announcement. Fortunately, it isn't very far in scanlation (despite being some 50 chapters deep in Hana to Yume currently). Still I feel bad because folks will probably have to wait a couple of years before the licensed version catches up to what's been scanlated — unless the new group that's continuing after Aerandria continues on with it.
Ahhhh, would it be too much to ask for more information on Gakuen Alice? I am the hugest fan of the manga but I haven't seen any scanlation (and the published volumes are far behind) for a while so I'd be a fangirl if you could oblige.
@DBS — give it a couple of weeks. I'm sure the group that does that series is working on it.