As many of you may be aware, the DGM fandom recently found Hoshino's instagram account and quite exceptionally freaked right the fuck out. The instagram includes unseen personal works from Hoshino as well as some very promising WIPs for the new chapter. After two years of little to no word on the series, I think I can confidently say that most DGM fans are going through one of the most intense relapses of their lives (I know I am).
Here is the instagram in case you are unaware: www.enjoygram.com/hoshino1000
As much as the good news that Hoshino is working on DGM again is crazy exciting, we have to be patient and remember that there is still a long road ahead for the release of a new chapter. From what I've been told and have researched (though rumors can be convincing so this may not be true), Shonen Jump owns half the rights to D.Gray-Man and Hoshino has been in a legal battle to win back all of the rights. From what I've heard she's been taking on other projects (such as Valvrave) to save up enough money to buy it back and continue it. I'm not sure what the progress has been, but it very likely might still be a while before the chapter is released.
Mostly importantly though is that Hoshino is ok! She seems to be doing well and at least the work she's doing means she hasn't given up on it yet and that really gives me some new hope that the series will continue. It's also been a wonderful opportunity to relay to the author how much we appreciate her and all the hard work she's done, so let's continue to support her!So on he other hand....
The six months of work I put into this End of DGM project may all be for naught and so now I'm not sure whether to continue it or leave it be and try to find something else to work on... I was almost done with the first chapter so i suppose I could upload it and then leave it up to you guys? My biggest fear is stepping in where I may not be wanted or insulting anyone who would rather I not touch on the series. So I have decided to take a vote!
Let me know either through this journal, notes, pm, tumblr how you think I should handle this. Since it may be a long time still until the continuation would you guys like something to just hold you off until the meantime? Or would you rather I not mess with a good thing and leave it be? If I do continue I would change the name from "End of DGM" to "DGM ALT", since it would be treated as an alternate universe and ending and not a continuation of the actual series.
Thank you guys very much for the support and patience, I very much appreciate it :>
Hopefully D.gray-Man will be back in action soon!