Hey everyone! It’s been a while since the last update post and there are quite a few things to talk about, both good and bad.
Let’s start with the bad. A long time ago we started working on Souboutei Must Be Destroyed but due to various reasons we just weren’t able to make good progress on the scanlation of the series. Our translator for this series is very passionate about it and wants to work on it and release the series consistently. So if you are interested in taking over send us an email so that we can organize that. For us Souboutei is sadly dropped.
The other project that we’ll be saying goodbye to is our re-scanlation of Boku Girl. A few people in Helvetica were not happy with the existing scanlation of the end of this series and wanted to do it better. But similarly to Souboutei, we were also not able to keep up consistent progress and since the project has been on a standstill for so long for us, we decided to call it a day and discontinue the project.
In terms of our daily 4-koma things are also not looking fantastically. The Japanese release of Mousou Telepathy is still on hiatus and we don’t know a return date. Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan is also on hiatus but will probably return in early March.
Now to some good news. While we finally cleaned up and dropped the projects we had on a standstill, we were able to better organize and assign more people to other projects that were running but didn’t get the release consistency they deserved.
Kumika no Mikaku will now be released weekly and Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting will change to a 4-day release schedule.
My Alien Days is still being released weekly by us but is approaching the end of the series that’s released as volumes. After the volumes are done we will start working on the web-chapters of the series but we still have to decide on the release schedule for that.
We were also able to release a new chapter for Curiosity Killed the Schoolgirl. This project was on hiatus for us due to our translator for it vanishing. Quothen translated a chapter for it in his free time but that still means that we’ll need a new translator for it if we want to keep working on it. If you are a translator or if you know anyone who would be interested, hit us up.
Kalyx is sadly still on hiatus for us since we don’t have the team to work on it at the current moment. But we would still like to continue and finish the series in the future.
That should be it in terms of series updates. Overall I’d draw a very positive conclusion for the status of Helvetica. We finally decided to cut series that just weren’t working out for us and focusing more on series that just needed a little push in order to release steadily. In 2019 we are finally looking forward to finishing some projects and continuing this process of consolidating work effort on projects that need it and then of course also pick up new project depending on the free staff that we have.
Have a great day!