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6.07.2008

Pluto 1, Sprout 1, Alive 8, Special A 8: m&c! manga releases 9 June 2008

PLUTO 1

In case you missed the earlier master post, Urasawa Naoki-sensei's Pluto seinen manga and Nanba Atsuko-sensei's shōjo series Sprout are expected to premiere in the second week of June.

According to Wikipedia, the popularly and critically-acclaimed Pluto, which is serialized in Shogakukan Big Comic Original magazine, reimagines the events and characters in [Osamu Tezuka-sensei's] Astro Boy story 'Chijou saidai no robotto' ('The World's Strongest Robot'). Urasawa-sensei's take follows Europol robot detective Gesicht as he attempts to find out who is behind the serial murder of humans and robots.

Pluto was awarded an Excellence Prize for manga at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival, and copped the Grand Prize in the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for the same year.

スプラウト 1

Meanwhile, Sprout is reportedly for those who like their shōjo stories in the sweet and low-key Usami Maki-sensei vein—regardless that Nanba Atsuko-sensei (Senpai to kanojo, released in Indonesia as My Senior) serializes for Kodansha Betsufure, while Usami Maki-sensei (Haruyuki Bus or Bus for Spring) illustrates for Shogakukan Betsucomi. The slice of life romance drama comedy stars the very cute Ikenouchi Miku whose life undergoes upheavals that leave her with—among other things—a new roommate. (Snap synopsis rewrite from In the Water's summary, as excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga).

Aside from these two premieres, the rest of the m&c! manga streeting in or around 9 June are installments of continuing shōnen, seinen, and shōjo series, among them, Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen, Special A, and Shanimuni GO.

m&c! manga (2008.08.09)

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  1. Alive (Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen) 8 of 15+ by Kawashima Tadashi, Adachitoka
  2. アライブ 最終進化的少年 8

    Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnenアライブ 最終進化的少年 」 by Kawashima Tadashi, Adachitoka
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shōnen
    This volume first published in Japan 2006.02
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  3. A Direction The Day After Tomorrow (Asatte no Houkou) 2 of 5 by Yamada J-ta
  4. あさっての方向。 2

    Asatte no Houkouあさっての方向。 」 by Yamada J-ta
    Mag Garden Comic Blade Masamune, seinen
    This volume first published in Japan 2006.03
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  5. Golden Age 3 of 8+ by Samukawa Kazuyuki
  6. GOLDEN★AGE 3

    Golden*AgeGOLDEN★AGE 」 by Samukawa Kazuyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shōnen
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.02
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  7. Limited Lovers 2 of 3 by Yamada Keiko
  8. リミテッド・ラヴァーズ 2

    Limited Loversリミテッド・ラヴァーズ 」 by Yamada Keiko
    Akita Shoten Princess, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2005.05
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  9. Nube (Jigoku Sensei Nube) 25 of 31 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
  10. 地獄先生ぬ〜べ〜 25

    Jigoku Sensei Nube地獄先生ぬ〜べ〜 」 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shōnen
    This volume first published in Japan 1998.06
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  11. [Premiere] Pluto 1 of 7+ by Urasawa Naoki, Tezuka Osamu
  12. PLUTO 1

    PlutoPLUTO 」 by Urasawa Naoki, Tezuka Osamu
    Shogakukan Big Comic Original, seinen
    This volume first published in Japan 2004.09
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  13. Shanimuni GO 16 of 29+ by Ragawa Marimo
  14. しゃにむにGO 16

    Shanimuni GOしゃにむにGO 」 by Ragawa Marimo
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2003.12
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  15. Special A 8 of 14+ by Minami Maki
  16. S・A スペシャル・エー 8

    Special AS・A スペシャル・エー 」 by Minami Maki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shōjo
    This volume first published in 2006.11
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

  17. [Premiere] Sprout 1 of 7 by Nanba Atsuko
  18. スプラウト 1

    Sproutスプラウト 」 by Nanba Atsuko
    Kodansha Betsufure, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2006.01
    Expected Indonesian release: Week II (in or around 9 June 2008)

Source: m&c! 2 June 2008; subject to rescheduling.

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