With Spring 2022 just around the corner, it’s finally time to announce our planned shows.
Those who paid attention to our Discord or read recent release posts carefully already knew what our spring shows were going to be. And those who didn’t… well, I’m sure they suspected it would be these.
It is truly a shame that not just two, but three GJM shows are getting sequels all in the same season. Not only that, but also each of these three shows were translated by me, Areki. Yes, those three shows are Kaguya-sama: Love is War S3, Ascendance of a Bookworm S3, and Heroine Tarumono. Unfortunately, it’d be downright unreasonable to have one fansubber translate three shows in one season (and the perfect recipe for stalling them), which is why we decided to pick up only two of them, the heavily anticipated ones: Kaguya and Bookworm.
This doesn’t mean, though, that the HoneyWorks show is completely off the table. Once we finish these spring shows and our backlog grows smaller, we might consider a release of both Heroine and the short series we also previously skipped due to overlap with other projects: Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 cm Datta.
And here’s more good news, since I know what everyone is thinking. “But you’re gonna take years to finish Kaguya again!” We have assembled a completely new typesetting team, improved our project management, and made plans on how to allocate the workload between them to ensure that there’s as little delay caused by typesetting as possible. Other than that, the staff stays mostly the same—you’ll be able to enjoy subtitles by the same translators and editors as in the previous seasons.
We hope you’re looking forward to these shows as much as we are, and thank you for choosing GJM!