Volume 4 Chapter 4 and Afterword Complete! Volume 4 Finished!!
It is with great joy that I announce the completion of Volume 4 with the posting of Chapter 4 and the Afterword! It took a long time to get to this point, but it’s a relief to finally have that load off my shoulders. The PDF/Epub for Volume 4 will be coming out sometime soon as well. With this, my role in the Fate/Apocrypha is now effectively over, so I bid you all adieu.
…is what I want to say, but since lots of people are clearly antsy for Volume 5 as shown in the many comments and messages I’ve received, I’ll make things clear one last time so that there is no confusion. As I stated many times before, Canon and I originally divided up the volumes between us one at a time, so the plan is for him to do Volume 5 after he completes Volume 3. I know many people feel that will never happen, but he IS still working on translating it, I can assure you. Many people have asked me to do Volume 5, but I don’t intend to change my agreement with Canon, and it’s actually preferable for me this way since I have Fire Girl and other side projects to work on these days that take up my time. Now, if Canon stated that he no longer wishes to translate Volume 5, then yeah, I’d take over and do it instead, but I don’t foresee that happening after having reconfirmed the matter with him recently, so please don’t ask me to translate Volume 5. The matter’s already been settled and it’s up to Canon, not me. I know you guys may not like the wait, but please be patient, Apocrypha will be fully translated eventually.
That’s all I have to say. I hope you all enjoy reading Volume 4 in its entirety and look forward to Volume 5 in anticipation rather than impatience. At the very least, there’s the coming Apocrypha anime in July to keep our spirits up, along with all the other Fate animated projects coming out this year. Here’s to 2017, possibly the greatest ‘Fate Year’ we’re ever had! 😀