There is a lot of great series translated by folks like Baka-Tsuki - so, why do series take forever to end up over here, and for that matter, once they're licensed - how come some releases are so spread apart?
- Spice and Wolf used to be a 6-month release cycle from Yen Press - it has been reduced now but this is still quite long
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, and others also find themselves on strange timelines.
Does it really take that long to translate or is there something else here? I've heard things like they're licensed one at a time and they gauge sales before going on.