Thanks to DGray-Man101 and mangahelpers, we've been noticed that Hoshino might have an Instagram account.
We don't have a way to verify that but the pictures posting on it being mirrors of her style and the occasional picture of a cat looking a lot like Koro, Hoshino's beloved cat.
Judging by the material posted on it, Hoshino seems to be working on a new chapter. And although there is no actual release information, it seems like we could all silently celebrate just a little. We don't want to jinx it. ~
It also seems to include some new character design on Allen's part. But yeah, worth taking a look, I suppose.
But let me repeat: It is NOT verified that this is the actual Hoshino's instagram.
Also, if anyone wants to know what the first picture says (there's also a translation on mangahelpers' forum... This one is one I did, and I'm hardly fluent in Japanese):
The messages from all fans for the 10th anniversary celebration were so... //sob
Thank you very much!
Look, Kanda, you say "thank you" as well!
You were the Number One Character in the last character voting, weren't you?
Dunno about that-
Sorry for this manga.
Still no new chapter but Volume 24 is scheduled for release in America during August 2014 and available on Amazon for pre-order:
No word yet about when Glénat will pick it up for the French/Spanish translation (no word about the 3rd Reverse novel either).
Happy birthday, Hiatus.
Now stop existing, Hiatus.
/no sense of humor
We've been waiting for a year now, but keep strong, DGM fandom. We can do this~ Let's make Hoshino proud once she resumes her work.
Edit:Thanks to Dark-Merchant I was informed that something's stirring in Japan, although I'm not certain about what is going on in DGM's country of origin. Although there is no notice of a new chapter any time soon, MangaHelper's DGM Hang-out thread mentioned that Shueisha, the company that publishes DGM in Japan, lists the release of volume 24 as being November 1st (2013年11月1日). This news is fairly reliable as it is the official site. At least this means that DGM is not entirely cancelled, even if it's not a new chapter. People have been mentioning that Hoshino might be waiting for the 10th anniversary of the series, but who knows... maybe there will be a chapter before that.
Also, for SQ's 45th anniversary, they're releasing a bunch of figures and our white haired protagonist is included:
Edit: Thanks to heyhey00's link, it seems there is no hard evidence that DGM is cancelled for good, but rather on hiatus until further notice (aka Hoshino gets better again).
Source: mangahelpers.com/forum/showthr… (and page8)
EDIT #2: Thank you Mudkipblader, I really need to research before posting. I DID look into things, but apparently I totally missed this. I apologize to everyone - I would try to translate the page myself, but I can't quite make out the page because of the quality. However, just as Mudkipblader said, there will be another hiatus, so stay strong.
Hey all, darkotter here. I know, it's been a long time since you've heard from me. I've been in and out. But this journal isn't about me. This journal is about something rather serious in regards to our fandom.
I'm sure everyone has been wondering where the next chapter of D.Gray-Man is. I mean, Chapter 218 was posted in December, and Hoshino doesn't normally make us wait three months. However, I've just come across some disturbing news, written in this article below.
"Due to Ms. Hoshino’s Progressing Illness, D.gray- Man Has been canceled in the monthly manga Magazine, Jump Square.
Both Shueisha and Ms. Hoshino, Thank us the fan’s for sticking by with the manga for these past years…
Let Us wish and hope Ms. Hoshino will get better.
As for the continuation of D.GM, It will have to be when Ms. Hoshino recovers, And find a new company to publish her work."
So, this is why we haven't gotten a chapter. I don't know what Ms. Hoshino's illness is, it hasn't been released. The fact that it has been removed from Jump Square brings me great sorrow and worry. But all we can really do is send our best wishes to Hoshino Katsura, in hopes that she will recover quickly and will be able to gift us with her wonderful manga.
Keep our wonderful mangaka in your thoughts, fellow fans. Let's get through this haitus - however long it takes.