I don’t know if anyone’s really spoken much about this, but five days ago, around the time chapter 76 came out, Yamamori-Sensei locked her account. Why, you ask?
And if that wasn’t enough,
I don’t know what made these people think that demanding their preferred ship would make it happen, in all honesty, it probably made it less likely. Not only that, but in the process, they have insulted this mangaka’s years worth of work. They have insulted a character she made from the ground up.
If Shishio had been an actual villain, and these things had been said, sure, but what these people are saying about this character is based on perception.
No one is really a bad person in this manga.
On top of it, Yamamori was probably expecting posts made in honor of Shishio’s birthday, since all this happen coincidentally on the same exact day.
Yamamori is clearly upset, she went to the lengths of tweeting about it, and also locking her account, so now people have to get approval to follow her. Fortunately, I followed her a while back.
This woman has had so much to deal with over this manga, and it doesn’t look like she’s going to get a break up until the very end. Probably even longer than that if her fans throw even more of a fit when the ending is known.
Also, it was looked into so that there weren’t any biases with these tweets. We tried to find Shizume fans doing the same thing. There weren’t any.
Even so, if it had been Shizume fans, it’d still be equally as unjust. This is Yamamori Mika’s story. The moment you start to dislike it, you’re free to stop reading. To put her and her characters down to her face is probably the rudest thing you could ever do to a mangaka. There’s plenty of other good reads out there. It isn’t suddenly a horrible manga just because you don’t like how it’s going.
Despite how upset she may be, Yamamori probably won’t do anything out of spite. The ending was pre-determined from the very beginning. Perhaps the more respectful fans won’t have anything ruined because of the rude ones.
This is disrespectful on SO many levels, whats wrong with people? I myself am not very happy with where things seem to be going in the manga but I still love it and look forward to seeing how things turn out wether she ends up with shishio, mamura, or a cardboard cutout of Margan Freeman. Yamamori’s mangas are wonderful both in plot and in artwork. Instead of being a baby about your ship sinking, why not focus on that??? Or read something else??? She’s a PERSON for goodness sakes, why not TREAT her like one instead of acting like jerks?