With the streak of a tear, Like morning dew
Well I guess that's the thing: it apparently couldn't continue without Miura. While he generously had chosen to present it as merely "produced" by him and drawn by his assistants, his share of the work was too important for it to go on without him. We'd speculated about this in the past so it's not new (especially given the long delay since Duranki's last prepublication), but it is indeed still disappointing.
As for Studio Gaga, it was founded, headed and financed by Kentarou Miura. I've always suspected it to be a pun on the Queen song, but beyond that "我画" literally means "my drawing". It was his studio. So I really don't see how it could go on without him, unless he had planned some provision where part of his royalties would go to fund the studio after his death (not likely). And even then, who would manage it? Was it even actually a company, instead of an informal name?
Yeah, it's probably as simple as the studio existed to serve his work, and there's no reason for it to exist, if it even could, without him. I just wish something positive could come out of all this.
In any case, they need a project to exist, and unless they can rise to the challenge and produce something on their own, they're out of luck. It's certainly a very difficult time for them, and I've had them in my thoughts over the past few months. I wish them the best in their future endeavors, whatever they end up being.
Well, don't worry about that, elsewhere this news is being taken as more confirmation a sequel series is coming soon! Like you guys have been saying, facts can't stop hope. Of course, it's still morbid like only the internet can be as these guys continually misinterpret the response to a shocking death and people losing their jobs as the sign posts to their petty wish fulfillment. It would be gross even of it wasn't also totally deluded.