@Whyamilikethisyou're not missing much with the series anyway.. they ended the series as a cliffhanger that's for sure. but the final 2 episodes sure as hell was interesting where everyone was fighting.
It probably won't have too much impact on a NA release.
There have been other examples in the past: either volumes were cancelled in favor of releasing a single BD-Box, or the home video release was canned outright. In both cases, it's usually due to unexpectedly low sales, like under a few hundred units or double-digit sales.
Unfortunately, I can't think or find a good concrete example off the top of my head. It's unusual, but not unheard of.
It hasn't been confirmed 100% yet that 52-103 will be dubbed, but given Hallow is getting a broadcast dub I would say it's a safe bet that they will be eventually. I doubt they will be dubbed for the initial upload though.
not that it matters but there are a few series still running that don't have a "proper conclusion" due to their on going manga. not really a factor in the "flop". I'd say the what caused the "flop" is more due to how the 1st half that funi was able to get was mostly filler eps and little main content, which readers of the manga were not happy with. And that also funi was never allowed the rights to the 2nd half of the story, which is where the story relay starts picking up.
Another factor in the "flop" may have been in the dubbing itself, seeing how hardcore fans tend to shun anything that doesn't live up to their expectations. For example: Kanda (who sounded way older than 18) pronouncing Mugen "Mew-gen" and Allen's voice being… how to describe it... less soft? compared to his japanese (more boyish/feminine) voice. Me and a handful of my friends had to stop watching the dub because we started getting used to Allen sounding like death the kid...
Don't get me wrong, the acting was good, but we just couldn't take it anymore. (Krory, on the other hand, was perfect!)
The filler was annoying, but that's got nothing to do with funimation.
If funimation ever gets the rights to seasons 3 & 4, then I'd like to see the whole series redubbed. At the very least, i expect that funimation will try to get the new d.gray-man series and i hope they will cast new actors for the roles as they are doing in japan.
Do those pod casts actually say anything a out d gray man. The summaries don't say anything about it and I can't download them. I don't even care if more is made it would just be nice if what was already made, up to 103, was dubbed. It's driving me nuts to have what would be funi seasons 3 and 4 in another language.