If you go to Himaruya's website, you will see Romano and Spain with a bunny rabbit. An ad for Volume 5 is shown.
For those who don't get the reference, Spain made the campaign for the last volume on Himaruya's website (since he speaks Kansai dialect and the usual stereotype for this location is that they are good salespeople)
Also, once you enter the website, there is one little update on the website. Japan bowing down.
Translated Images by lost_hitsu
EDIT: Translation by lost_hitsu Thank you so much for the better translations here! I appreciate it so much!
I apologize for the long wait.
I'm terribly sorry for the long wait and that I made you all worry so much.
I'm slowly finishing most of my work load and things should go back to their usual schedule around August.
Thank you for all the encouraging mails, interesting information and cute pictures I received from you during my absence!
They really cheered me up.
I hope you will all enjoy the new volume 5!
The links below are the pages that send you to the Christmas/Bloodbath 2011 events that have happened.
Hidekaz Himaruya is alive and well. He apologizes for taking the event so very long. It has been 8 months since then from December to July. It may not be his blog, but seeing this at least makes us sure he is still here for us!