So as you probably know, MangaStream released the new chapter of Akame today, along with several previous chapters. Because I don’t see the point in working on something that’s already been released, this means that I’m dropping the series, along with Akame Zero.
Just to clear a few things up:
I’ve known for months that MangaStream was planning on picking up Akame; I know several people in the group, and was told that they were going to do it. When they didn’t release that month’s chapter, I assumed they’d cancelled their plans, but apparently that wasn’t the case and they were just holding off for whatever reason. That they picked it up now was a surprise to me, but that they did it at all wasn’t.
I am not, nor have I ever been, the person posting spoilers. I’ve scanned a total of two chapters of Akame, one each in 2012 and 2013, and both of those were for Naselare back when he was the one releasing it and the usual scanner was late.
I am also not the one translating Akame. Seriously, look at a damn credits page for once.
Coincidentally, I have another reason for dropping the series now; the raw provider has apparently decided to stop scanning, effective immediately. This has nothing to do with MangaStream (as far as I know), but it does mean that even if they weren’t doing it, I wouldn’t be able to. They have their own dedicated scanner who, as you can probably tell by the fact that Gangan Joker comes out on the 22nd and it’s only the 20th, is able to get magazines much earlier than anyone else, so they’re the only ones with raws right now.
Unfortunately, this means I no longer have access to raws for any series I do from magazines. As of now, that mostly affects Akame (dropped anyway, for reasons above) and Akame Zero (dropped anyway because I was only doing it as long as I was doing Akame). However, it also affects Shinigami-sama, which also runs in Joker, and was going to end this month. I do buy Joker (and Jump SQ) every month for my personal reading, but I am not scanning my copy, which means that I am unable to get raws for the final chapter of the series. I could possibly be persuaded to get a second copy of Joker this month for Shinigami-sama, but I will not buy and scan a magazine every month because I have much, much better things to do with my time and money.
I was also saving up Donyatsu raws for whenever I got a translator, along with Hitoribocchi and Seki-kun for when I finished with the volumes. I can make do with Seki-kun because I can get web raws for the forseable future, but since I now can’t get the others, any plans to move on to magazine raws are scrapped. This also makes it very unlikely for me to pick up any magazine series in the future, since I won’t be able to get raws.
Sorry for the bad news, but that’s just how life is sometimes.