Sunday, April 15, 2007
The scheduled release date according to Viz site is tomorrow, 4/17/07. But it looks like the Kinokuniya in SF got their shipment early! I picked up and read the fifth volume Saturday afternoon (like a real nerd proper: over hot dogs, fries and Dr. Pepper).
This isn't the first time Kinokuniya has hooked me up ahead of schedule with Viz titles; They've regularly had new volumes of Phoenix, Death Note and Nana available 1-2 before their official release dates. Maybe they get the special hookup because Viz's headquarters is only like 2 miles from them?
PS: As you might have noticed, the scanlations are still down. We're working with out host to get things back up and running ASAP!