The question of chapter 9 remake come up from time to time. It’s old, it’s the only chapter left with the original page format, some of the elements in it doesn’t match exactly the other chapters and finally, it’s not listed for download. There’s no good hi-res of it after all. I’m curently writting chapter 26 that make many reference to chapter 9 so the topic is fresh in my mind.
Here’s the official studio answer to the question : It’s not a question of cost or time. As making a chapter or another is the same to us. The problem come from the readers perception. Many are tired of remakes, and many more were turned off in the past because of them. When we published chapter 1 remake last autumn, it had an impact on our readership. Statistic wise but also on subscription. So it is a risky move to remake anything.
I and Starlitdragon had a discussion about it last winter and decided it would be best if chapter 9 remake come after all chapters up to the time jump are made. This way it won’t feel like it’s interupt the story as much. The time jump happen in chapter 30. Expect a remake of chapter 9 next year. With probably some teaser of the post time jump to help the remake-haters wait through it.