And so, Needless ends. This is the series that inspired me to start this group, so it’ll be sad to see it go. The truth is, I haven’t even been following it for as long as a lot of you probably have; I first learned about it when we picked it up over at Red Hawk and I was called in to work on it. Naturally, I immediately spent the next two days marathoning every chapter that had been released up to that point, and was eager for more. I had been toying around with the idea of starting my own group for some time before, but RH dropping Needless was the metaphorical kick in the pants that I needed to actually do it.
Of course, some thanks are in order. Everyone who’s worked on the series over the years has my deepest gratitude, especially js06 for translating it for the last few years and all the countless redrawers who put up with the hell they were subjected to on a monthly basis. This wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. Finally, and most importantly, thanks to Imai Kami-sensei himself for giving us this amazing series almost every month for the last ten years.
Speaking of Imai Kami, the new issue of Ultra Jump announced that he will be starting a new series in early 2014. There’s no way to know for sure, but it seems fairly likely that it will be Needless 2. I don’t know if everything will work out in a way that will let me pick it up, or if this group will even still exist then, but I’ll do the best I can. In the event that I’m unable to do it, I wish whomever does the best of luck.
With that said:
DDL here, trigger is !needless114.
(A little warning: Imai Kami-sensei went all-out for the grand finale, and this chapter is VERY NSFW. You have been warned.)