Just a status update:
I've been kind of busy doing a bunch of other things and I actually do have parts of chapter 9 worked on. It's just I kinda got hooked on a few games and you know what happens to people who fall prey to the world of vidya. I've been working on the Yahari LNs too so that's taking up some time as well.
Anyway, I plan on getting chapter 9 by the end of this week and will try to finish up the volume before school starts. And no, I haven't dropped the project, I will make sure to finish Ikebukuro up to its final volume. Sorry for making you wait, getting more helpers would be nice but for now, I'm only interested in getting this done by myself.
'Till the weekend, adieu!