According to a humorous Tweet by Weekly Famitsu editor-in-chief Katsuhiko Hayashi, the release of manga author Choborau Nyopomi’s newest creation – a manga entitled Piko Piko Game Onsen, which was due to debut in the 1500th issue of Weekly Famitsu on August 31, 2017 – may have hit an unexpected and Nintendo Switch-shaped snag.
— 林克彦@ファミ通 (@Famitsu_Hayashi) August 28, 2017
Translation: Choborau Nyopomi-sensei’s new work was supposed to begin in the 1500th issue of Famitsu (published on 8/31!), but for some reason the manuscript for the 1st chapter is missing, heh heh. Since I’m in charge of editing her work, I will reveal to the public her frank apology image. S-sensei…
Thank you very much for all of your hard work.
My new series, Piko Piko Game Onsen,
Was supposed to begin on August 31,
But due to unavoidable circumstances,
I was not able to complete the manuscript by the deadline.
As a result, I am unable to piggy-back on the prestige
Of the wonderful commemorative 1500th issue of Famitsu,
And for that I am truly, unendingly apologetic.
Because I’m so overcome with remorse,
Please don’t try to contact me for a while.
Well then, if you will excuse me.
Something tells me that this announcement and the accompanying public “apology” from the author of Ai-Mai-Mi aren’t entirely serious.
Source: Hachima Kikō
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