manga creator Yako Gureishi tweeted last Tuesday about his Somari and the guardian of the forest sleeve status and personal life. Most notably, they are currently asking fans for financial support to help cover the cost of rent and utility bills. Gureishi asked for contributions for his pixiv fanbox account.
今月ね ほんとにね おかね ないhttps://t.co/D5BQEs7CQW
– 暮石ヤコ@依頼絵お仕事募集中 (@xxxgreisi) May 15, 2023
Gureishi fixed who still want to continue the Somari and the guardian of the forest sleeve via self-publishing on Kindle and other platforms, though they added that there are no concrete plans yet for a sequel. They are currently working on their course Isekai Kakuriyo: Ayakashi Ku Kitan (Another World Afterlife: Mysterious Tales of Spirit Food) manga at a pace to avoid exhaustion. They mentioned that while they enjoy working on this manga, they are currently going through a slump due to financial difficulties.
Another topic Gureishi touched on was his regret for the Somari and the guardian of the forest anime adaptation. They fixed that they were too busy at the time to supervise the work on the anime and I felt uncomfortable like a newcomer artist to meddle in the production. Because of this, they found out too late that the voice actors mispronounced the name “Somari”. Gureishi left supervision to an editor, who unfortunately also did not notice the error. This made Gureishi feel regret for the anime, and they couldn’t bring themselves to watch it while it was airing.
Gureishi also addressed his frustrations with the manga industry, mentioning that they were upset when Somari it was canceled two years after Gureishi went on hiatus. Gureishi stated that this was because the manga’s focus on fantasy was perceived as off-brand for comic zenon, which deals primarily with manga in a contemporary setting. They wrote who have no intention of drawing comic zenon again because although they received a lot of support from the newsroom at the time, they were also hurt in equal measure by other aspects.
More generally, they mentioned that much of the extra work involved in creating manga outside of manuscripts, such as additional illustrations for different storefronts to promote compiled volume releases, is not compensated. They commented that they wanted to do something for the environment for manga artists, who are often treated as disposable. Gureishi previously shared his views on the industry and its ongoing financial woes last year. Gureishi explained in March 2022 that the Somari and the guardian of the forest sleeve it required a lot of staff, but the manga creators themselves are the ones who pay the salaries of their assistants, and at the time, Gureishi was unemployed and had “no money or income.”
Gureishi threw the Somari and the guardian of the forest (Somali to Mori no Kamisama) manga in 2015. Coamix published the manga’s sixth compiled book volume in April 2019. The comic zenon The website had stated in December 2020 that the manga had ended due to the author’s worsening health.
north star photos and then Coamix published the manga digitally in English, and anime database website MyAnimeList added the manga to its website for free in English starting in December 2019.
The manga inspired a television anime that debuted in Japan in January 2020. crunchyroll co-produced the anime and also aired the series with English subtitles under the title Somali and the spirit of the forest. crunchyroll it also broadcast an English dub. The anime had 12 episodes.
Gureishi threw the Isekai Kakuriyo: Ayakashi Ku Kitan sleeve in takeshobo‘s Web Comic Gamma+ web last June.
Fountain: Yako GureishiTwitter’s account via Animehunch
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