latest release in Japan:
31st chapter (22 VII)
ch32 release date:
22 IX 2014

I was wrong after all, thankfully! 3n5b has just released the preview of ch30 (source, YnA is over here).


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Hana wa Saku ka + kissing

Hidaka Shoko updated her blog and it seems like there’s still no indication that the next chapter of Hana wa Saku ka will be last one. Anyway, both Hana wa Saku ka and Yuuutsu na Asa will be released in next issues of their respective magazines and they’re both getting colored pages too (HWSK will be featured on Rutile’s cover again). 

In other news, I haven’t seen the usual preview of the Chinese scanlation yet and I’m beginning to suspect that 3n5b is not doing that anymore. They might be just late, who knows (it somehow seems unlikely to me though), but their site is so heavily guarded now the topics of recent threads are not visible to people without accounts anymore, so I can’t even check if it’s been released at all. tl;dr - it might take a while before we get to see the chapter…


HIDAKA Shoko [ 日高ショーコ ]

Yuuutsu na Asa: After the death of his father, Akihito Kuze became the family head of a viscountcy at the age of 10. A major-domo, Tomoyuki Katsuragi, who has both brains and beauty, takes care of the young master. Katsuragi is talented and very popular in society, but he is cold to Akihito. Does Katsuragi hate Akihito!?
Hatsukoi no Atosaki: Nishima is doing well at his prestigious company but after divorcing from a loveless marriage his success at work seems empty. A chance meeting at a cafe brings him into contact with the owner, Miyama, an old high-school classmate. It seems that Miyama has forgotten him until he asks Nishima why he's no longer wearing a wedding ring and what Nishina said to him 10 years ago in high school.
Shiranai Kao: As a child Tanabe was always tagging behind Haruyama, but in high-school after he became a ping-pong ace their relationship is gradually getting worse. Who is the one tagging along for real and why is Tanabe always so quiet?
Hana wa Saku ka: Overworked, still single, 38-year-old salaryman Sakurai Kazuaki collides with a young man at the train station - causing the magazine he was carrying to be spoiled. This young man, Minagawa Youichi, is a student at an art college and lives in a big, old-fashioned mansion with two of his cousins. Since he happens to own the same magazine, he takes Sakurai to his house, saying "If I trade my copy with yours, you'll have nothing to complain about, right?"
Nidome no Koi: Fujiwara is a man of unusual tastes—he finds plain-looking, borderline unattractive men appealing. And Karahashi, his lover and middle school teammate, has started to be insecure about this. What will he do to keep Fujiwara’s attention?
Arashi no Ato: Sakaki, a president of an import interior company, wouldn’t get serious with anyone. He became afraid when he started to care about Okada, a hetero. Sakaki couldn’t remember anything when he found himself waking up in Okada’s home. With Okada’s unconscious speech and conduct, Sakaki felt bothered. Will the storm calm down?


slowly the realization that vol 5 of hana wa saku ka will be the last is creeping up on me and i’m not sure how to handle this feeling that i am having

keepcalm-readmanga replied to your post: Hm, I just saw someone’s comment on we…

Well, according to the rough photos of CH.30, it doesn’t seem like HWSK is going to end in CH.31. The last page of CH.30 does not say “next chapter is final” of any sort. So I would say HWSK is NOT ending in July. That’s just my personal opinion.

Oh, I see, big thanks for the clarification! I couldn’t see any information either, hence my confusion. :)

sazuko replied to your post: Hm, I just saw someone’s comment on we…

I don’t know if it was confirmed in the latest issue, but since its written in Hidaka Shokos afterword of the german release of the 4th vol. that volume 5 will be the last one, I guess it will end soon!? But hopefully there’re some more chapters ;__;

Yup, I already know about the afterword - that’s why I’m so paranoid and live my life in fear that an announcement about hwsk ending might suddenly smack me in the face (or even worse - the series is going to abrupty end without any preemptive warning). 

gaviotaperdida replied to your post: Hm, I just saw someone’s comment on we…

:( I’m fine if she wants it to finish in the sense that if it has to be finished, it’s better she does it while she’s still enjoying the story instead of dragging it but…I’m going to miss it so much! I hope that it lasts a bit longer though!!!

I absolutely agree - ultimately it’s up to Hidaka Shoko and I do respect that, of course. Besides, she had it planned for some time too! But still… I guess this period of grief and sorrow I’m currently going through shows how much I truly care for this manga.

carvingscars replied to your post: Hm, I just saw someone’s comment on we…

yeah she didn’t mention anything about hwsk! hang in there x

I’m fine, I’M FINE


Hm, I just saw someone’s comment on weibo about how Hana wa Saku ka is supposedly ending in July. Does anyone know if it really was confirmed in the latest issue of Rutile?… Hidaka Shoko also wrote a new entry on her blog but it looks like she didn’t mention it there at all. I might be wrong though, but I’m way too tired to even attempt to translate the whole thing. 





不過反觀早晨的畫風就沒我預期中的好(還是只是因為圖透的關係?),也許因為這個月日高老師很忙吧?這次犧牲的是早晨XD 因為早晨花開雙連載加上CD的BK封面繪製,所以只要老師一忙起來,有些作品就會變得畫風有點不同(也不能說像草書,不過看起來就是有點不同)。不過這些都會在發行單行本的時候做修改跟重畫,對我這種有買真愛的單行本的人來說,收日高老師的作品是絕對值得的。


Hidaka Shoko - Yuuutsu na asa