Rasetsu no Hana © Shiomi Chika/Hakusensha
he buzz is that m&c! has more manga for us this January (the releases didn't stop with the 21 January deliveries). Among the tankou streeting on 28 January—the third volume of the loooooong *pauses for breath* awaited Rasetsu's Flower (Rasetsu no Hana) by Shiomi Chika-sensei and the second volume of Sunset on Third Street by Saigan Ryohei-sensei.
New manga There are six this list, three of them standalones: The Flower Story • If Only a Dream • Visitor in The Night of Star. What I know about this trio: they're by Nagaoka Yoshiko-sensei and part of the Akita Shoten Mystery Bonita-serialized Karei naru Ai no Rekishi Emaki historical shoujo series that includes (1) Kazari no Monogatari, (2) Hanafumu Oni, (3) Yume to Shiriseba, (4) Usu Beniiro no Natsu no Kage, (5) Sora yori Hana no Chirikuru wa, (6) Hanashizume no Matsuri, and (7) Ruri no Soushi.
Of the three debuting manga, I was able to identify Twin Princess of Wonder Planet (Fushigiboshi no Futagohime) easily because Singapore's Chuang Yi had already published it. I have no clue about Showa Man but the title intrigued me—that is, until I saw the cover. *sweatdrop* Now, I'm eyeing Center of The Sky (Sora no Mannaka) by Kamura Yoko-sensei.
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- [Premiere] Center of The Sky (Sora no Mannaka) 1 of 3 by Kamura Yoko
- [New] The Flower Story by Nagaoka Yoshiko
- The Guardian at Time 2 of 2 (Toki no Shugosha) by Kishi Daimuro, Ichinose Tamao [Finale]
- [New] If Only a Dream by Nagaoka Yoshiko
- Kirarin Revolution 5 of 13+ by Nakahara An
- Ksatria Langit volume 49 by Tony Wong Yuk Long
- Long Hu Men (Oriental Heroes) 159 by Tony Wong Yuk Long
- The Minami Family (Minami-ke) 5 of 5+ by Sakuraba Coharu
- Rasetsu's Flower (Rasetsu no Hana) 3 of 5+ by Shiomi Chika
- [Premiere] Showa Man 1 by Irie Kiwa
- Sunset on Third Street (Sanchoume no Yuuhi) 2 by Saigan Ryohei
- [Premiere] Twin Princess of Wonder Planet (Fushigiboshi no Futagohime) 1 of 2 by Anan Mayuki
- [New] Visitor in The Night of Star by Nagaoka Yoshiko
- Yokohama Shopping Blog (Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou) 10 of 14 by Ashinano Hitoshi
These three are priced higher than the IDR 13,800 normal: Ksatria Langit 49 [IDR 32,500], Long Hu Men 159 [27,500], and Sunset on Third Street 2 [17,000].
Source: Jadwal Terbit M&C! thread @ m&c! forum (registration required); Covers from mnc comics
manga, m&c!, shoujo, shounen, Fushigiboshi no Futagohime, Karei naru Ai no Rekishi Emaki, Kirarin Revolution, Ksatria Langit, Long Hu Men, Minami-ke, Sanchoume no Yuuhi, Sora no Mannaka, Sunset on Third Street, Time Guardian, Twin Princess of Wonder Planet, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Yokohama Shopping Blog
January 2009 assessment: Commitment VS. Fulfilled (I think)
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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manga available this week (2009.01.21)
Elex Media: Kungfu Boy Legends 4, Meteodo 2, Sersan Keroro 12, Hayate no Gotoku 9, Kunimitsu 17, Tail of the Moon 12 among others
Level Comics: LIFE 13
m&c!: The Day of Revolution 1, Full House Kiss 5 of 6, Saruyama! 8, Impeccable Twins 55, My Platinum Lady 1-3