Hey, everybody! Like a genius, I got my Fridays wrong, hence this update is a week later than announced! Geeeeeeeenius!
I’m happy to say we have a great Fandom update today: a wonderful new piece of fanart from Persica Amere (of Ayase simultaneously looking SEXY and BEES), and a whopping four more chapters for White Tiger’s fanfic Riot Girl. If you’re not reading that, you should. It has gangs, family cuteness, terror, and a lot of Touya~.
As part of our continuing merge with Sparkler Monthly, the Book 2 ebook subscriptions have gone through a price drop: now it’s $10 for all of Book 2 (so far) in ebook + pdf format, ebook + pdf versions of the new chapters as they come out e-mailed directly to you, and then a copy of the revised, final ebook (including bonus material) once it’s released. It’s pretty sweet to have downloads of this stuff, if you ever feel like reading Tokyo Demons: Book 2 and don’t have an Internet connection. Load up your phone and tablets with this shit! Go into a subway tunnel for 5 hours! Who cares, you’ll have stuff to read! It also gives you slightly earlier access to the new chapters, as I’ll explain below:
The next piece of the story (Book 2: Chapter 5 Part 2) will be going up in Issue #002 of Sparkler Monthly. The magazine is actually getting split into weekly updates starting with Issue #002, and Tokyo Demons prose has been assigned the last Friday of every month. That means Chapter 5, Part 2 is going up for subscribers on Friday, Sept 27th. There’s a little catch, though – all Sparkler serials are locked for a few days so only paying subscribers can see them. Tokyo Demons will remain free to read, but on release Fridays, only paying subscribers and Book 2 ebook subscribers (above) will get the chapter, and then the following Monday, the chapter becomes free to everyone forever. So technically, if you’re not a Sparkler subscriber ($5 a month) or a Book 2 subscriber ($10 total), Chapter 5, Part 2 will be readable Monday, Sept 31st. We didn’t want to put Tokyo Demons behind a paywall, but since it’s only four days out of eternity, we figured that was the equivalent of a single brick in a paywall. But I know you can trip over a brick and that brick may be annoying as hell, so I’m apologizing in advance. You can get the totally free version of Tokyo Demons and forget all that Friday nonsense if you just check in with Sparkler Monthly on Monday, Sept 31st and every 4 weeks from there on out. Confusing? OF COURSE! Sparkler’s design is actually pretty batshit to try to explain to people, but I think it’ll be clear enough once the issues start rolling out.
I know that’s a long wait from now, and I’m sorry about that. But then updates will be every 4 weeks, and we’re trying (desperately) to make the monthly story updates a little longer than the old updates we did here. We want to finish Book 2 by Christmas, dammit! So we’re hoping for meatier updates that we can feed into Sparkler.
Also starting in Sparkler Issue #002: the long-awaited return of the Audio! Chapter 2, Part 7, when shit starts to literally explode! Rebecca’s been hard at work on the new Sparkler audio drama series Awake, but now she’s also back on Tokyo Demons so we can finally finish up the audio book of Book 1. You know I’m obsessed with her work, so I can’t wait to get more TD Audio in Sept. *dancing*
That’s a bit of an info dump, sorry. Trying to get my house in order. :/ We’ll update here when the next piece of prose or audio is released on Sparkler. Thanks for bearing with us, guys! Can’t wait to be back on a regular schedule soon. <3