I personaly would much prefer her to increase male interest by placing more Lulu-like things then more fights. I'm seak of shounens that have nothing but battles.
I'd really be happier if the plot now takes a turn to explanations.
As for Kanda (I only read DE-san's first post, so...) it isn't a rumor, is it? In LJ a source was mentioned.
That was from Jump Fiesta or something, wasn't it...? I remember hearing it around the time future plot ideas for other manga were coming up, from interviews.
Yes, it was something like a letter or so...? With what Hoshino-sensei had planned and such. Anyway, it was the Jump Fiesta.
Yeah... I wonder how the Kanda story will be revealed, though, since it seems this next part of the plot is about Allen - unless it's inserted in a period of calm when Allen's just being watched or something (like now)?
^ She can do it this way: Allen is forced to leave Order, thus forcing all of his companions to choose between him and the Organisation. Since one of this people will be Kanda, we can have several chapters about him - a good place to insert flasback. It may be connected with the decision he will make.
Awww, but that would be really boring. I'd rather have it as some mini-arc: Kanda encounters someone from his past while out on an Innocence-hunting mission (possibly with the nosy Lavi... Allen and Lenalee wouldn't be let outside, of course). Conversation occurs. The mystery is revealed. Kanda dies. =D
I think it would be better to see him die in a more useful (possibly heroic) way. Not just by the hands of sime unknown fucker. Also, if it is made in a good, psychological way, it won't be boring.