As most of you know by now Volume 12 of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru has been delayed, indefinitely. Fans initially thought it could be a very cruel April Fool's prank as the release date disappeared around April 1st, depending on your timezone. But on April 3rd, Gagaga Bunko tweeted that it had been officially postponed. Link. The tweet basically says sorry Volume 12 is delayed. And they will update everyone when the next release date is set.
No official reason has been revealed for the delay but rumours suggest the editors requested a deadline extension. Either they weren't happy with the final product, or Wataru Watari didn't have anything for his deadline. Which would be understandable as he is busy with Gi(a)rlish Number and Qualidea Code *cough* for 2 years this June. However! There is progress and we can hope it's closer to finished than not yet started. The best case scenario is a release by the end of the year. I wouldn't bet on it, because simply put, Volume 12 just isn't ready.
In happier news, Yen On is making progress with the official English translations of the light novel (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected) AND one of the manga adaptations (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ Comic).
Yen On has the first 4 volumes of the light novel and all 8 current @ comic manga volumes licensed. Amazon has all 4 LN volumes available for purchase/Pre-order with Volume 2 is releasing next week on May 24th. As well as 5 volumes of the @ comic manga, with Volume 5 releasing next month on June 20th.
- Volume 1 - September 27, 2016. Amazon .com, .ca
- Volume 2 - April 23, 2017. .com, .ca
- Volume 3 - September 19, 2017. .com, .ca
- Volume 4 - January 23, 2018. .com, .ca
Manga - @ comic -
- Volume 1 - May 31, 2016. .com, .ca
- Volume 2 - September 26, 2016. .com, .ca
- Volume 3 - December 20, 2016. .com, .ca
- Volume 4 - March 21, 2017. .com, .ca
- Volume 5 - June 20, 2017. .com, .ca
In other news, it's been reported that since the series was created in 2011, over 5 million copies of the light novel have been shipped. It was reported in Square Enix's monthly magazine, Monthly Big Gangan. Here is the AnimeNewsNetwork's article.