Later, Kishiro pointed out that he used the exact same words in GLO, too, but no one objected to this. There were several other meetings, Kishiro demanded an apology by Shueisha (not only for the changings but also that this issue was suddenly brought up after 10 years, right before the deadline to the 100th chapter anniversary in UJ) and a change back to the old version.Hey guys, Here's some info on the issue between Kishiro and Shueisha. It comes from manga-news.com and it's confirmed by Heiji-sama who is a really trustworthy guy, one of the guys who used to run Raw-paradise (R.I.P. Raw-paradise)
I merely translated it in english:
"Is Kishiro Yukito going to leave Shueisha? Indeed, last june 14th, the author posted a message on his blog, explaining that on the 7th of June, he received a phone call from his Tanto (editor) who was asking him to change 3 things in the new version of Gunm. Those three things are:
- change the word Hakkyô (発狂) in the first volume, because this word (which means madness) might refer to schizophrenia (According to shueisha, the ministry of justice would have agreed on this)
- change the word Hakkyô (発狂) in the 4th volume.
- Change the word psycho (in the sentence: Die, you fucking psycho) in the third volume).
The author disapproves of those changes. And he doesn't understand why this decision is taken now, whereas the series has been published for 10 years now. They kept discussing and had a meeting in Tokyo on the 16th. According to the author, this meeting ended up in a total "defeat". The three words are indeed going to be changed.
The author ends his message with this sentence: "Right now I don't know what I am going to do. Am I going to keep on working with Shueisha? Or am I going to find an other way? Right now I haven't decided yet." "
But negotiations eventually failed to come to a good end. Now he's with Kodansha's Evening and will return around March.