Telepathy Pierce © Matsumoto Natsumi/Shueisha
Setting aside my grumbling over not finding Promise 5, The Magic in Me 3, and Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu 3 in Gramed ain't easy, and results in the temptation to level a sour look at m&c!'s 6 May manga releases — even though the series conclusions that took a year to release are finally streeting.
I'm referring, of course, to Kurahashi Erika-sensei's Angel From The End or Seikimatsu no Angel (volume 4) and Sleepless Cinderella (volume 2); both series were last seen loitering in stores around June and April 2008 respectively. m&c! finally deigned to publish the finales, but with over 12 months in between reads, I'm tepid over them, especially now that manga prices have gone up. (Thinking of just borrowing them from the Elex Comic Center nearby.)
The new manga stand to suffer a similar fate. I can't seem to work up any excitement for Love Strategy, the new standalone from Hozuki Souta-sensei (Yowamushi Nikki manga-ka) nor Telepathy Pierce by Matsumoto Natsumi-sensei. This despite Matsumoto-sensei being the creator of the Saint Dragon Girl series, which I absolutely adored. (That Saint Dragon Girl remains unlicensed in Indonesia continues to irritate.)
*Sigh* Sorry for the grumpiness. I should be thankful there's manga at all. Neway, here's the 6 May release list:
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- Angel From The End (Seikimatsu no Angel) 4 of 4 by Kurahashi Erika [Finale]
- [New] Love Strategy by Hozuki Souta
- Sleepless Cinderella 2 of 2 (Cinderella wa Nemurenai) by Kurahashi Erika [Finale]
- [New] Telepathy Pierce by Matsumoto Natsumi
- White Paper Ark 2 by Fujino Moyamu
All tankoubon here repriced to IDR 15,000.
Source: Elex Media STO 6 May 2009
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who continues to wait (im)patiently for Gramedia to license, not just Saint Dragon Girl, but also Koi Nanka Hajimaranai
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manga available this week...
- Level Comics manga (4.28): 16 Engage 1, Little Devil Café 1, Magister Negi Magi 18, Love and Collage 6, and four others
- Elex Media manga (4.29): Detektif Conan 53, Dragon Drive 12, and Eyeshield 21 volume 25
- m&c! manga (4.29): Ariadne at Midnight 4, Tales of Hinomoto 2, Bleach 1-12 (and more Hai, Miiko!)