Cynical Orange 1, Blizzard Axel 1, Charm Angel 1, and six other new series and standalones (m&c! 18 August 2008 manga and manhwa)

시니컬 오렌지01

R eal early for a change. The Week III m&c! manga and manhwa, not my post; my post is late. You probably already went to Gramed and browsed (this being the long, Indonesian independence weekend), if not bought these titles that were expected to come out 18 August but were seen sneaking in from Saturday, in some areas even streeting as early as the 15th.

Still, I'd like to blab some (more) about m&c!'s new series and standalones that initially had me stumped. First off, I was right in presuming that m&c! meant Cynical Orange 1, NOT Cynical Orange 2 (that was scheduled for sale in the third week of August).

Secondly, new manga and manhwa make up 64 percent of the total weekly releases (there's only one finale— volume 2 of Hayate's Soul). It's worth noting that nearly all are from Shogakukan, serialized either in ChuChu or Ciao. I translated selected synopses; they're after the refresher manga, manhwa, and manhua list.

m&c! manga and manhwa (2008.08.18)

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  1. [Premiere] Between Two Hearts (Hitohira no Koi ga Furu) 1 of 3 by Yabuuchi Yuu
  2. ひとひらの恋が降る 1

    Hitohira no Koi ga Furuひとひらの恋が降る
    by Yabuuchi Yuu
    AKA Love flakes are snowing
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.05

  3. [Premiere] Blizzard Axel 1 of 12 by Suzuki Nakaba
  4. ブリザードアクセル 1

    Blizzard Axelブリザードアクセル
    by Suzuki Nakaba
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shōnen
    This volume first published in Japan 2005.07

  5. [Premiere] Charm Angel 1 of 5+ by Mori Chikako
  6. チャームエンジェル 1

    Charm Angelチャームエンジェル
    by Mori Chikako
    Shogakukan Ciao, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2006.07

  7. [Premiere] Cynical Orange 1 of 9 by Yoon JiUn
  8. 시니컬 오렌지01

    Cynical Orange시니컬 오렌지 」 by Yoon JiUn
    Seoul Cultural Sugar, soonjung
    This volume first published in Korea 2002.10
    Licensed for North American distribution by Yen Press

  9. [New] Go! Go! Ichigo (Shoujo Shounen - Go! Go! Ichigo) by Yabuuchi Yuu
  10. ~少女少年~GO!GO!ICHIGO

    Shoujo Shounen - Go! Go! Ichigo
    by Yabuuchi Yuu
    Shogakukan Ciao, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2005.06

  11. H2O 3 of 7 by Hwang SookJi
  12. H2O(에이치투오)03

    H2OH2O(에이치투오) 」 by Hwang SookJi
    Seoul Cultural Wink, soonjung
    This volume first published in Korea 2005.12

  13. Hayate's Soul (Taishou Kakutou Rouman: Shippuu no Ten) 2 of 2 by Matsuba Hiro [Finale]
  14. 大正格闘浪漫疾風の天 2

    Taishou Kakutou Rouman: Shippuu no Ten
    by Matsuba Hiro
    Mag Garden Blade Comics imprint, shōnen
    This volume first published in Japan 2004.03

  15. Long Hu Men (Oriental Heroes) 151 by Tony Wong Yuk Long
  16. [New] Love Whisper by Kawamura Eri
  17. Miracle Ball 4 of 10 by Nagatoshi Yasunari
  18. ミラクルボール 4

    Miracle Ballミラクルボール
    by Nagatoshi Yasunari
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic, kodomo
    This volume first published in Japan 2006.04

  19. Pedang Mahadewa: Ksatria Langit (Weapons of the Gods) volume 42 by Tony Wong Yuk Long
  20. [New] Say You Love Me (Sukitte Senwa Nakya Gurechauzo) by Jinna Mai
  21. 好きって言わなきゃグレちゃうぞ☆

    Sukitte Senwa Nakya Gurechauzo
    by Jinna Mai
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.03

  22. [New] The Secret Prince in My Ring (Kusuriyubi Hime) by Takamiya Satoru
  23. くすりゆびひめ

    Kusuriyubi Himeくすりゆびひめ
    by Takamiya Satoru
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.07

  24. [New] To Get Him in 10 Days (Koi wa, Hitotsu Yane no Shita de...) by Usami Tae
  25. 恋は、ひとつ屋根の下で…

    Koi wa, Hitotsu Yane no Shita de...
    恋は、ひとつ屋根の下で… 」 by Usami Tae
    AKA Koi wa, Hitotsu Yane no Moto de... and
    Love under the Same Roof
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shōjo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.03

Source: m&c! What's New (4 August 2008 update)

New series and standalones

My translation of the m&c! synopses. I really shouldn't quit my day job. Le sigh.

Between Two Hearts
Hitohira no Koi ga Furu by Yabuuchi Yuu

Much needs to be said, but nothing is spoken. This is what Haruru's heart whispers to her, worsening Haruru's unease in the company of Nagi, her first boyfriend. Ironically, that same heart pounds fiercely when she's with another boy.

Blizzard Axel
by Suzuki Nakaba

With elder brothers as brilliant as his, Fubuki Kitazato might as well resign himself to accepting his family's lack of attention. But his fate of being forever ignored changes when Fubuki discovers figure skating. Goodbye, less than stellar days!

Charm Angel
by Mori Chikako

Star Angel Ami's assignment is to reunite a grandfather with his grandchild. Before she can do so, she first has to defeat a cruel guardian of the lake, an enterprise that just might demand her life as payment.

Cynical Orange
by Yoon JiUn

Hwang HyeMin is the idol of the boys in her school, which prompts the girls to give her the cold shoulder, if not outright bully her. HyeMin endures the intimidation because of her crush on JeongHyun; however, it turns out that JeongHyun doesn't like her! At this point, playboy Jang MaHa appears before HyeMin, declaring his liking for her, and supplying HyeMin with a convenient target.

Go! Go! Ichigo
Shoujo Shounen - Go! Go! Ichigo by Yabuuchi Yuu

Anzu discovers that her very pretty new neighbor Ichigo, who loves wearing skirts and ribbons in her hair, hides a Very Big Secret.

Love Whisper
by Kawamura Eri

Plenty of palace courtiers want Ukyo, an intelligent and assertive woman of strong opinions, but she declines their advances. She makes an exception only for one man, with whom she shares a unique relationship.

Say You Love Me
Sukitte Senwa Nakya Gurechauzo by Jinna Mai

Inoue likes Kaoru, but ever since the day Inoue knocked him out, he's been too understandably embarrassed to face her. Inoue hatches a plan to get Kaoru to speak to her again—a scheme that calls for a beauty makeover, complete with wig. Will Inoue succeed in winning Kaoru's heart?!

To Get Him in 10 Days
Koi wa, Hitotsu Yane no Shita de... by Usami Tae

First year senior high student Umi is in love with Ryu, her childhood friend and neighbor. She goes to his house everyday, just so she can see him. One day, Umi learns that Ryu has decided to move into an all-male dorm. Desperate, Umi begs her aunt, the manager of Ryu's dorm, to help her out.

The Secret Prince in My Ring
Kusuriyubi Hime by Takamiya Satoru

A lot of guys are crazy over Hinaki but she rejects every last one of them. After all, she has her own secret prince, one who only appears when Hinaki kisses a magic ring...

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who won't get the Takamiya Satoru-sensei manga (again), despite the bishies on the cover

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Jasmine said...

Do u buy all the comics?

huamulan03 said...

I got some, not all. I was too "traumatized" by someone snatching the last copy (open, browsing copy) of Midori is a Tomboy 4... I so wanted that tanko! Now I have to find it elsewhere...

Oh and even if you're a fan of Jinna Mai-sensei (which I am), I wouldn't recommend Say You Love Me, the original title of which, according to m&c! is Sukitte Iwanakya Gurechauzo. It's disappointing. There's no lack of creativity in the stories (it's an anthology of one-shots), but I found the characters not emotionally resonant enuf.

Jasmine said...

I already bought it.
Uhm yea, the stories all lack of quality
To Get Him in 10 Days also
so disappointed

huamulan03 said...

Oh, I dunno, I thought To Get Him in 10 Days was marginally better than Say You Love Me. I also didn't buy the Yabuuchi Yuu- and Takamiya Satoru-sensei manga because I'm not a fan...

And now I'm thinkin' that the title I didn't get--Love Whisper--was prolly the most worth buying of the bunch! ^^;;

Oh. I was at Gramedia again and still didn't see Midori is a Tomboy 4. Was I imagining things?

Jasmine said...

Ah, i dunno,
coz I'm not reading Midori is a Tomboy.

CoolFace said...

Uwa... I accidentaly arrived in this site searching for information about Libero Rev. A happy accident :)

Just call me CoolFace
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! *bows*

I hope you dont mind a simple guy like me stopping by from time to time.

Ah, by the way... About Midori is a Tomboy, if I'm not wrong, its from a pirate publisher, so it'll be quite difficult to find it in Gramedia Bookstore. You should try angelzon.com, an online bookstore that sells manga from ALL publishers :)

Watch anime online said...

Nice post!

huamulan03 said...

@ Jasmine-san,
Ikeyamada Go-sensei manga are one of my guilty pleasures and I like Midori is a tomboy (or Uwasa no Midori-kun!!)--especially Tsukasa--though not as much as I heart Get Love! Field no Ouji-sama. At least, I like Midori better than Moe Kare!...

@ CoolFace-san,
I'm glad you found something of use here and of course I don't mind you dropping by from time to time... I don't even mind if you increase the frequency of your visits ^^

And poor 3L! Everyone seems to have the idea that it's a pirate publisher (probably because of the really bad cover designs), but actually, 3L is legit. Otherwise, Gramedia wouldn't carry 3L/Shogakukan titles (which it does) ^^

Anyhoo, thanks for dropping by and commenting! ^^

@ Watch anime online-san,
Again, thank you for the back pat ^^ Hope to see you around!

Anonymous said...

@kiki maruchan

aku suka banget ama semua karyanya yabuuchi yuu,, between two heart,, emang seru banget,, sayangya aku telat baca ....

baru baca yang seri 1


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