Important news regarding the DGM Manga

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Thanks to DGray-Man101 and mangahelpers, we've been noticed that Hoshino might have an Instagram account.
We don't have a way to verify that but the pictures posting on it being mirrors of her style and the occasional picture of a cat looking a lot like Koro, Hoshino's beloved cat.

Judging by the material posted on it, Hoshino seems to be working on a new chapter. And although there is no actual release information, it seems like we could all silently celebrate just a little. We don't want to jinx it. ~

It also seems to include some new character design on Allen's part. But yeah, worth taking a look, I suppose.
And everyone who ever dreamed of seeing Lavi shirtless gets a treat on the Halloween picture.

But let me repeat: It is NOT verified that this is the actual Hoshino's instagram.

Also, if anyone wants to know what the first picture says (there's also a translation on mangahelpers' forum... This one is one I did, and I'm hardly fluent in Japanese):

Allen:  ファンの皆さんから10周年のお祝いメッセージがこんなに....
The messages from all fans for the 10th anniversary celebration were so... //sob
Thank you very much!
Look, Kanda, you say "thank you" as well!
You were the Number One Character in the last character voting, weren't you?
Kanda: 知らねーし
Dunno about that-
Sorry for this manga.

Still no new chapter but Volume 24 is scheduled for release in America during August 2014 and available on Amazon for pre-order:…
No word yet about when Glénat will pick it up for the French/Spanish translation (no word about the 3rd Reverse novel either).

Happy birthday, Hiatus. :|
Now stop existing, Hiatus.
/no sense of humor

We've been waiting for a year now, but keep strong, DGM fandom. We can do this~ Let's make Hoshino proud once she resumes her work.

Edit:Thanks to KuraiDraws I was informed that something's stirring in Japan, although I'm not certain about what is going on in DGM's country of origin. Although there is no notice of a new chapter any time soon, MangaHelper's DGM Hang-out thread mentioned that Shueisha, the company that publishes DGM in Japan, lists the release of volume 24 as being November 1st (2013年11月1日). This news is fairly reliable as it is the official site. At least this means that DGM is not entirely cancelled, even if it's not a new chapter. People have been mentioning that Hoshino might be waiting for the 10th anniversary of the series, but who knows... maybe there will be a chapter before that.

Also, for SQ's 45th anniversary, they're releasing a bunch of figures and our white haired protagonist is included:

Edit: Thanks to heyhey00's link, it seems there is no hard evidence that DGM is cancelled for good, but rather on hiatus until further notice (aka Hoshino gets better again).
Source:… (and page8)


EDIT #2: Thank you Mudkipblader, I really need to research before posting. I DID look into things, but apparently I totally missed this. I apologize to everyone - I would try to translate the page myself, but I can't quite make out the page because of the quality. However, just as Mudkipblader said, there will be another hiatus, so stay strong.

- otter

Hey all, darkotter here. I know, it's been a long time since you've heard from me. I've been in and out. But this journal isn't about me. This journal is about something rather serious in regards to our fandom.

I'm sure everyone has been wondering where the next chapter of D.Gray-Man is. I mean, Chapter 218 was posted in December, and Hoshino doesn't normally make us wait three months. However, I've just come across some disturbing news, written in this article below.

"Due to Ms. Hoshino’s Progressing Illness, D.gray- Man Has been canceled in the monthly manga Magazine, Jump Square.
Both Shueisha and Ms. Hoshino, Thank us the fan’s for sticking by with the manga for these past years…
Let Us wish and hope Ms. Hoshino will get better.
As for the continuation of D.GM, It will have to be when Ms. Hoshino recovers, And find a new company to publish her work.

So, this is why we haven't gotten a chapter. I don't know what Ms. Hoshino's illness is, it hasn't been released. The fact that it has been removed from Jump Square brings me great sorrow and worry. But all we can really do is send our best wishes to Hoshino Katsura, in hopes that she will recover quickly and will be able to gift us with her wonderful manga.

Keep our wonderful mangaka in your thoughts, fellow fans. Let's get through this haitus - however long it takes.
- darkotter
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MadameHydra's avatar

JPEdward's avatar
sooo tomorrow is the day where the manga will come back.
The 17th of july to be exact, thats pretty neat.
Hoshino also said that instagram is her own personal thing, so lets grant her that space.
im absolutely thrilled about the return of my favourite manga
Koto-wari's avatar
I think we're all excited... and I guess some people got a bit too excited.
JPEdward's avatar
whaddya mean by that
Koto-wari's avatar
With the leaking and Hoshino catching on and seeing her work all over instagram to the point where she got annoyed with it.
JPEdward's avatar
oh jeez, hopefully she wont drop it again :p
im not on instagramm myself so i dunno how bad it is, but its not like d.gray-man suddenly got better now that its reinstated...
going with the hype is one thing, but overdoing it and being a pain is someting completely different.
Nikki-Hasselhoff's avatar
Is there any very recent news? I've been seeing a spread of news that D.G.M. is back. Could someone who knows about this send me a link?
TheWhiteClown's avatar
sddangol's avatar
get well soon MS hoshino and i forward look for the new episode of d,grayman
vi-va-la-vida's avatar
Whoo one year and counting lets do this!!!!!
DGMviewer's avatar
Get well soon Ms. Hoshino :)
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Erzianna's avatar
i really hope dat manga comes out soon.
Go Hoshino.
Kanda x Allen <3
Allen is such a cutie. i wish i had silver hair
Rambojoe446's avatar
My reaction reading the beginning of the article:spaz kermit  

My reaction at the endKobeni Confused Icon

Lets hope Ms Hoshino gets better soon
Koto-wari's avatar
She is better. We are like 99,9% certain that Hoshino is the owner of the instagram. And she's drawing and answering questions of the fans that follow her (like what program she uses for her manga panels). :3 There are probably reasons why she's not publishing her stories right now (probably from her superiors).
chwee's avatar
sorry if I ask, but could you tell me what program Hoshino-sensei uses for her panels,please?*v* I've been searching  everywhere but I couldn't find any answer >_< thank you!
Rambojoe446's avatar
Really? Thats awesome to hear, I have always been a fan of D. Gray Man and I am glad to have an update on the situation, thanks for responding.
Koto-wari's avatar
You're welcome.

We'll try to keep everyone informed on changes in the fandom through these journals. So if something happens, you'll be sure to be informed.
Rambojoe446's avatar
Thanks again, should I follow you to get them? I just happened to find this one journal while google browsing.
Koto-wari's avatar
No, you don't have to follow /me/. You can always keep an eye on the group or the DGM threads on mangahelpers (which is one of the sources we get our information from). :3
Rambojoe446's avatar
Ok sweet, I think I will, thanks again.
Koto-wari's avatar
You're very welcome.
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Kiomori's avatar
*flails* There is still hope! :heart:
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