Udon Responds to Rose of Versailles Question
Last month, I asked “Whatever Happened to the Rose of Versailles Plans?” This much-anticipated manga classic was announced in 2015 for release in 2016, but it has not yet appeared, and fans are curious.
I emailed the publisher, Udon Entertainment, and now that things are settling down after the holidays and new year, they were kind enough to respond, as follows.
While we do not have a solid date on release yet, the localization is coming along well. We have 80% of the whole series translated and going through editing now. The first book (our version, which includes both Vol. 1 & 2 of the complete edition) is in final stage of lettering. We are also working on the cover designs.
So it sounds like, while they can’t confirm a new release date, events are progressing and the project is still active. That’s probably the best possible answer at this point — given the history, I wouldn’t want to hear a new proposed release date until they were done and sure of meeting it. (There are ten manga volumes in the original release, by the way.)
Update: A reader asked about their plans for Sugar Sugar Rune, which was announced at the same time. The response is similar, with a complicating factor (that sounds like it will make for a fantastic final product):
… we are doing a complete remastering, so we are actually rescanning all the pages from Moyoco-sensei’s archive. The gathering of all the materials is taking some time.