The conclusion (and hopefully, the penultimate) to Iwashiro Toshiaki-sensei's
They're heeere ghosts, ghosts, and more ghosts manga is supposed to street next Wednesday with two other ending series: MÄR Omega and The Flower Fairies Wings manhua (SPOILERY summary further down) — PLUS the latest volume of Arakawa Hiromu-sensei's Fullmetal Alchemist (Edward's baaaaack!)
New series Two manga—one shounen and one shoujo—debut this list. The new shounen series, which succeeds the just-concluded Dan Doh!! Xi (virtual Pocky's go to whoever went,
Dan Doh!! Next Generation!), continues the saga of young golfer Aoba Dandoh.
Meanwhile, the latest shoujo addition is Hara Asumi-sensei's School x Fight, serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi. If you follow this series in Naka, then you won't need my translation of the synopsis (after the manga list).
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- Cross Game 11 of 13+ by Adachi Mitsuru
- [Premiere] Dan Doh Next Generation 1 of 4 by Sakata Nobuhiro, Banjo Daichi
- Dear Boys Act II 27 of 29+ by Yagami Hiroki
- Dragon Drive 9 of 14 by Sakura Kenichi
- Eat-Man 6 of 19 by Yoshitomi Akihito
- Et Cetera 5 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow
- The Flower Fairies Wings 2 of 2 by Nell [Finale]
- Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 16 of 21+ by Arakawa Hiromu
- Kagetora 10 of 11 by Segami Akira
- Libero Revolution! 4 of 13 by Tanaka Motoyuki
- MÄR Omega 4 of 4 by Anzai Nobuyuki, Hoshino Koichiro [Finale]
- Mieru Hito 7 of 7 by Iwashiro Toshiaki [Finale]
- One Piece 11 to 20 of 52+ by Oda Eiichiro [Box set @ IDR 135,000]
- [Premiere] School x Fight 1 of 4 by Hara Asumi
- Sentaro (Pikupiku Sentarou) 31 of 31+ by Nunoura Tsubasa
- Sugar - Sugar Rune 6 of 8 by Anno Moyoco
- Tale of the Sea King (Kaiouki) 27 of 38+ by Kawahara Masatoshi
- Touch 10 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
Source: Elex Media STO 3 Dec 08
Nakayoshi 63/2008 (Indonesian version)
- [Premiere] AAA by Fukushima Haruka
- Dewi Karin Chu (Kamichama Karin Chu) by Koge-Donbo
- Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) by Etoo Miyuki & Jigoku Shōjo Project
- I am Here! (Koko ni Iru yo!) by Toyama Ema
- Innocent World by Yamada Daisy
- Kitchen Princess (Kitchen no Ohimesama) by Ando Natsumi, Kobayashi Miyuki
- Ogawa & Team Saito (Ogawa to Yukai na Saitoutachi) by Sakyo
- Pangeran Kacamata (Megane Ouji) by Mizukami Wataru
- Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT
New Series: AAA
As I mentioned in the earlier Level manga post, the December monthly Komikologi newsletter reveals that a new romance comedy will serialize in Naka 63: AAA (Triple A) by Fukushima Haruka-sensei, creator of Cherry Juice and Otona ni Nuts. Below is my snap synopsis, adapted from Divine Sanctuary's (Baka-Updates Manga encyclopedia entry) and Komikologi's December blurb:
Having fallen for a really smart, yasashii kind of bishie, Ogata Aoi ends up attending the exclusive school called AAA. While she enrolled there looking for her Mr. AAA Right, Aoi instead meets Mr. CCC Wrong from the school next door! To make things even more confusing, why does this gang leader have the same name as Aoi's first love??
Baka-Updates Manga suggests The Devil Does Exist, M to N no Shouzou, and Sugar Family (among others) as possible reads if you like this 3-volumes-and-counting shoujo manga. I'll go the opposite route and check out this Nakayoshi issue for Triple A.
New Series: School x Fight
by Hara Asumi
Just because she helped the school "Prince" Ryo, Hayasaka Mirai ends up in the elite 3-1 class. The place positively crawls with rich kids, making a discomfited Mirai sympathize with the nearest fish out of water.
Hmmm. Reminds me of Imadoki! except with a depressed sounding Tanpopo... (or that could just be my (mis)translation)
The Flower Fairies Wings 2 of 2
Xiao Que disguises herself as a palace servant to help patch things up between the Elf King and Yue Jian's father, apparently estranged brothers. While in the palace, she discovers that she and Jie Cao are cousins.
What will become of Xiao Que and Jie Cao's love story now?
Okay, so, they're Not blood siblings, but the sudden plot twist's still close enough that we can predict with 99.99% accuracy what's gonna happen...
(School x Fight and The Flower Fairies Wings synopses translated from the Komikologi Elex December 2008 issue by huamulan03)
The GET! popularity contest
Aside from Hagaren 16, Mieru Hito 7, and MÄR Omega 4, these next installments have some vocal followings: Adachi Mitsuru-sensei's Cross Game 11 and Touch 10, Dragon Drive 9, Eat-Man 6, and the second to the last Kagetora (volume 10).
m&c! 1st December 2008 manga
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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