Which basically means there is going to be little way to avoid spending a bit on the series. I have the last chapter now and I can say it was worth it.
Voyager Entertainment is attempting to sell the show in North America for television distribution. The reported problem with that is that the Japan show's format is likely incompatable with American TV commercial slots. You have a show that is usually 23 and a half minutes long up to 27 or more minutes long, each formated for one commercial break. This would be highly modified to fit into a 18 to 22 minute slot worth of content with two commercial breaks. Even on Japanese TV the longer episodes were trimmed down by a minute or two and had the ending credits and song run over the final scenes of the episode.