Level Comics editor Lenny-san came through again for me, providing the 19 May manga release list in advance. I owe her (as well as Aryaguna-san, who originally approached me about Level schedules way back) lots. Thanks and ganbatte, ne, Level team!
I already mentioned the four manga in the post title in the May releases. Complementing that monthly sked now with the artwork Level provided. Of the quartet, the tankou that's got me antsy is Nakajo Hisaya-sensei's For You in Full Blossom (Hana-Kimi) 22, the penultimate volume (that I hope picks up on the Sano x Mizuki WAFF in volume 21). Synopsis below:
Mizuki joins the karate club to drum up courage to finally reveal her real identity to Sano. Things get stickier when someone espies Mizuki in the changing room, sparking rumors about a mysterious girl on campus. Will this be enough to compel Mizuki to 'fess up?
[From the Level back cover blurb, with additions from VIZ Media's synopsis for the same volume]
Meanwhile, in Tokyo Juliet 5, Minori and Akira — rivals!? (synopsis behind the cut)
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- Arms 13 of 22 by Minagawa Ryouji and Nanatsuki Kyouichi
- Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 65 of 87+ by Morikawa Joji
- For You in Full Blossom (Hana-Kimi) 22 of 23 by Nakajo Hisaya
- Tokyo Juliet 5 of 13 by Kitagawa Miyuki
Source: Level Comics, via email
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About Arms 13:
I must apologize for not translating the synopsis of Arms 13. I don't follow this shounen thriller revolving around
nano-machines, cybernetic assassins, powerful telekinetic opponents, and a secret organization dedicated to bringing forth the next evolution of humankind (Amazon description of the English version); I only know that it's Alice-in-Wonderlandesque (and now, that it's about
nano-machines, cybernetic assassins, powerful telekinetic opponents, and a secret organization dedicated to bringing forth the next evolution of humankind).
Without further context and with suspense apparently ratcheting, I don't think I'm up to translating the volume 13 back cover blurb. All I can offer is that in this enlightening installment, a comatose Takeshi learns more about Arms, while Ryo discovers the Jabberwock's true nature (from VIZ Media's blurb for the English volume).
Wow. This apologia is longer than the usual synopses... Now back to our regular blurby programming.
The East Japan rookie boxers' finals—Manabu's stage and the means to avenge himself against Kyosuke—looms. All is set, until Takamura and Ippo inform Manabu about a fatal weakness. Will the tournament spell Manabu's downfall?
Despite being rejected as her sponsor, Hinagata Eiji continues to plot against Minori. Meanwhile, intrigued by Minori, Fujisaka Mitsuki announces his resignation from Nichiyobo to join forces with Eiji — with Minori as the designer. Akira and Minori will be directly competing with each other!
[Synopses above were translated/adapted from the back cover blurbs provided by Level Comics]
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~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who would like to say
Arigatou gozaimuchness again to Lenny-san
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- Level Comics May 2009 manga: Premiering A Hint of Purple and Strange Tales of Tokyo (Toukei Ibun)