Basically some people are able to get the entire issue on Saturday rather than Tues (Wed in Japan) when it's released, and it's up to them to decide what they wanna post, which means I'm at the mercy of whatever I can find. Don't worry though! I will continue doing my part on Tuesdays! This is just to shave a little time off what I talk about and make this a quasi news/info blog, I guess.
The cover of the issue is Komi-san to celebrate the release of it's 3rd volume. Saike is on top because he also returns this issue, though I dunno what's going on for the time being.
We finally have numbers for Denpa's final chapter, which is three more installments away, meaning that unless it has a break between now and then, it should be saying farewell in issue 18.
Meanwhile, Hayate has 5 issues left, so if there are no breaks, it'll be hopping off the WSS train in issue 20. With the admittedly not successful Oniwo ending in 15, Denpa in 18 and Hayate in 20, it would seem that WSS is losing series really quickly and one after another..
Admittedly, the reason why I even decided to do this is because of this announcement. To commemorate Takahashi's combined works reaching a 200 million sales milestone, the magazine will celebrate in many different ways, including two brand new oneshots from her running in two consecutive issues (Starting with the next one, which is probably why Rinne is taking some time off) This is a big deal since it's been about 18 years since Takahashi did a oneshot anywhere.
The second thing will be that the authors of WSS (and Adachi Mitsuru who they give top billing to, so it reads like "Adachi Mitsuru and WSS authors will draw Takahashi characters...I guess it's good to be a legend.) So it'll be kind of like how Jump artists got together and drew Kochi Kame/Dragonball/One piece characters in their art style.
The third thing will be goods of all 108 Takahashi characters, which while I'm not her biggest fan does sound really cool.
And the fourth thing will be a Takahashi work set, which seems to be like her storyboards and stuff? Not 100% sure of this.
Along with that, Hatsukoi Zombie will (probably) get a color page for the newest arc and the release of it's 6th volume.
Not a Takahashi fan? That's cool, how do new series sound? That's right, with the next issue, the magazine will announce the new series that will be serializing in the spring! Good timing with so many series ending/being cancelled. That'll be super exciting at least! Anyway, that's it for the preview, though if I get more stuff I'll post it here --so consider this post a work in progress! Till Tuesday, stay cool.