- Aug 2, 2014
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It looks like Act-Age possibly going to have hiatus (or even worse going to axe).
That's surprising for such a promising manga. Hopefully nothing's wrong with the author duo. I wouldn't understand why it would be axed when, from what I've read elsewhere, it's doing well both with the story and the readers' reception.It looks like Act-Age possibly going to have hiatus (or even worse going to axe).
Translated by Serinox said:Basically, the message from the editorial says: we have heard about the reports and about what happened. We take the matter seriously. We will evaluate the facts and then take appropriate measures. Apologies for the inconvenience.
However, this situation is more similar with Shimabukuro's (both being their first serialization, and it was actually serialized WSJ) case, not Watsuki's (since Watsuki is already popular author back then and his serialization is just a sequel) case.Considering that the legal punishment for Watsuki (author of Rurouni Kenshin) was very light (Japan laws and such), it doesn't look like Matsuki will receive a punishment bigger than a slap on the wrist. Just like in the case of Watsuki, Shueisha/WSJ will wait for enough water to flow under the bridge and probably re-hire the writer of Act-Age - be it for the continuation of the story or a new project.
I understand. Each offense should be handled on a case to case basis within the law. The personality of the offender needs to be taken into consideration as well and crimes against sexual freedom are rarely a one time offense. More often than not, they are serial in nature and follow a well-established pathology.However, this situation is more similar with Shimabukuro's
If I were Shiro, even if Matsuki sincerely apologized, I wouldn't be ready to work with him. So, hopefully she gets a new chance, a new project to work on in the future.I hardly believe that she would ever want to work with him again. A woman partnering back with a sexual offender? That's bs.