Hey, so I’ll give a quick explanation here. I’ve been working on this project since 2012 with Be With You Scans (And before that I was working with them on Omoni Naitemasu). Originally I was just translating it, but after a while it became clear they didn’t have the time/staff to do the other jobs so I ended up doing all the redrawing and usually me and one other person from HWMN would do the typesetting. And now for a pretty long time now, HWMN has been doing everything except scanning raws and doing final checking/editing. So I talked it out with them and they feel they really don’t have the time to dedicate to doing the project anymore so it’s officially moving over to this group. I don’t bear them any ill will and I appreciate all the work they’ve done on this project over the last 4 years. The group’s been around a very long time now and when you get older, you have other things happening in your life you need to prioritize so you tend to have less time to work on stuff like this. That’s something I think we’ve both accepted at this point, and I appreciate them being mature about it so now the rest of the series can be scanlated.
They’ve (we’ve) just put up a news post releasing the last chapter released as part of their group (V7 ch66):
I encourage every reader of this series to go over there and thank them for all the hard work and dedication they’ve put into working on this series over the years.
So right now, we’re releasing the end of Volume 7. The last 7 of 10 chapters. And we’re hoping to have more in the fairly near future. I finished translating the entire series a couple weeks ago, so for the most part only redrawing, typesetting, and editing are left for the last 4 volumes (Just of what’s out so far. The series is ongoing and one volume comes out a year, usually around November). Especially with the anime coming out this autumn, I really want to get the rest of the series done by then and keep up with it as more volumes come out.
Anyhow, if you haven’t heard of it, this is a really excellent series. It’s a slice of life series about a young man who plays shogi for a living and deals with issues like feeling socially distant, 3 sisters that are trying to enjoy their life despite their mother dying when they were young, leaving them to live largely on their own, and various other characters in their lives (Many of which have a story arc dedicated to them). It’s by Umino Chica, the author of Honey and Clover, if anyone’s read that. One volume comes out in Japan a year, generally, and it’s always one of the best selling volumes that year. Umino-sensei is a master at creating relatable yet flawed characters and delving into their psyches and expressing them in a serene and fascinating way that’s different from anything else I’ve ever read. So I hope you all enjoy it and I encourage you to check out the rest of the series if you haven’t.