This week

Manga street datesElex: 8.20 · Level: 8.20 · m&c!: 8.20
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Arpeggio of Blue Steel, weekdays, 10pm WIB
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB
Bleach Season 6, Weekdays 630pm WIB [Season finale] 19 August 2014, Tuesday
Bleach Season 7 [Season premiere] 20 August 2014, Wed, 630pm WIB (airs weekdays)

5.03.2009

Hana-Kimi 22, Strange Tales of Tokyo 1, A Hint of Purple 1, Team Medical Dragon 8 (Upcoming Level Comics May 2009 manga)

Edited, III to reflect Level's 26 May 2009 schedule

医龍 8

Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon- © Nogizaka Taro and Nagai Akira/Shogakukan

Per earlier mention, I plan to go on holiday in the middle of the month so I prepared this May manga release to fill in for the weeklies I won't be able to post. This here's Level Comics's list from Komikologi May. For actual weekly manga releases, please check here.

May 2009 "Executive Summary," Part II
Twenty-four manga slated for release, the minimum number of Level's monthly manga commitment.

New manga Level has pencilled in two new (relatively short) manga series for May: A Hint of Purple (Honoka ni Purple) by Anastacia Club manga-ka Saito Chiho-sensei and Strange Tales of Tokyo (Toukei Ibun) by Kajiwara Niki-sensei. The latter is a seinen horror mystery in collaboration with Ono Fuyumi-sensei of Twelve Kingdoms, Ghost Hunt/Akuryou series fame.

Series ending or about to
Only one series concludes—the premature Tetsuzin 4 of 4 (28 April 2009 street date). However, the more celebration-worthy manga tome (for me and Level's Lenny-san knows this because I was pestering her about it) is the penultimate For You in Full Blossom or Hana-Kimi. After all that happened in volume 21, can you blame me?

Advanced titles
Manga that released in advance of the May advisory include: 3X3 Eyes 25, Feverish Girl (Binetsu Shoujo) 5, Little Devil Café (Koakuma Café) 2, and Rainbow 11. The first two released 28 April 2009; the latter pair is scheduled for 5 May.

Just one quibble: Still no Bond 3.

Level Comics manga (May 2009)

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  1. 3X3 Eyes (Sazan Eyes) volume 25 of 40 by Takada Yuzo
  2. Sazan Eyes3×3EYES 」 by Takada Yuzo
    Kodansha Weekly Young Magazine, seinen
    Volume 25 first published in Japan 1997.04
    English version by Dark Horse Comics dropped after eight volumes

  3. AKU (Boku) 11 of 13 by Yamamoto Yasuhito
  4. Boku 」 by Yamamoto Yasuhito
    Shogakukan Big Comic Spirits, seinen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2002.02

  5. Arms 13 of 22 by Minagawa Ryouji and Nanatsuki Kyouichi
  6. ARMSARMS 」 by Minagawa Ryoji and Nanatsuki Kyoichi
    AKA Project ARMS
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2000.07
    Series re-released in 12 volumes from 2007.06 to 2008.05
    Published in English by VIZ Media (volume 22 street date: 2009.05.12)

  7. Blade of Immortal (Mugen no Juunin) 4 of 24+ by Samura Hiroaki
  8. Mugen no Juunin無限の住人 」 by Samura Hiroaki
    Kodansha Afternoon, seinen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 1995.10
    Published in English by Dark Horse (volume 21 street date: 2009.07.15)

  9. Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei) 6 of 11+ by Matsushita Yoko
  10. Yami no Matsuei闇の末裔 」 by Matsushita Yoko
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 1999.02
    Series on hiatus at 11 volumes
    Published in English by VIZ Media (11 volumes)

  11. Feverish Girl (Binetsu Shoujo) 5 of 10 by Miyasaka Kaho
  12. Binetsu Shoujo微熱少女 」 by Miyasaka Kaho
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2000.02
    Re-released in five volumes in 2006

  13. Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 65 of 87+ by Morikawa Joji
  14. Hajime no Ippoはじめの一歩 」 by Morikawa Joji
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 65 first published in Japan 2003.06

  15. Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 66 of 87+ by Morikawa Joji
  16. Hajime no Ippoはじめの一歩 」 by Morikawa Joji
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 66 first published in Japan 2003.09

  17. For You in Full Blossom (Hana-Kimi) 22 of 23 by Nakajo Hisaya
  18. Hanazakari no Kimitachi e花ざかりの君たちへ 」 by Nakajo Hisaya
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 22 first published in Japan 2004.05
    Series re-released as aizōban (collector's editions) in 2007
    Published in English by VIZ Media (23 volumes)

  19. Glass Chair (Garasu no Isu) 2 of 8 by Nakamura Mariko
  20. Garasu no Isuガラスの椅子 」 by Nakamura Mariko
    Kodansha Be Love, josei
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2005.04

  21. Gokusen 7 of 15 by Morimoto Kozueko
  22. Gokusenごくせん 」 by Morimoto Kozueko
    Shueisha YOU, josei
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2003.07

  23. Haruka 17 v6 of 19 by Yamazaki Sayaka
  24. Haruka 17はるか17 」 by Yamazaki Sayaka
    Kodansha Morning, seinen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2005.05

  25. [Premiere] A Hint of Purple (Honoka ni Purple) 1 of 3 by Saito Chiho
  26. Honoka ni Purpleほのかにパープル 」 by Saito Chiho
    Shogakukan Flower Comics imprint, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 1985.12

  27. Life 14 of 20 by Suenobu Keiko
  28. LIFEライフ 」 by Suenobu Keiko
    Kodansha Betsufure, shoujo
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2007.01
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP (11 volumes)

  29. Little Devil Café (Koakuma Café) 2 of 4 by Oda Aya
  30. Koakuma Café小悪魔カフェ 」 by Oda Aya
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.04

  31. Little Jumper 4 of 7 by Takada Yuzo
  32. Little Jumperリトル・ジャンパー 」 by Takada Yuzo
    Kodansha Afternoon, seinen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.02

  33. Over Rev 7 of 31 by Yamaguchi Katsumi
  34. Over Rev!オーバーレブ! 」 by Yamaguchi Katsumi
    AKA Over Rev! A legend of ultimate hot rodder
    Shogakukan Young Sunday, seinen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 1998.10

  35. Rainbow 11 of 20+ by Abe George and Kakizaki Masasumi
  36. Rainbow - Nisha Rokubō no ShichininRAINBOW 二舎六房の七人
    by Abe George and Kakizaki Masasumi
    Shogakukan Young Sunday, Big Comic Spirits, seinen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2005.11

  37. Red Eyes 10 of 13+ by Shindo Jun
  38. red Eyesred Eyes 」 by Shindo Jun
    Kodansha Magazine GREAT, shounen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2006.07

  39. [Premiere] Strange Tales of Tokyo (Toukei Ibun) 1 of 4 by Kajiwara Niki and Ono Fuyumi
  40. Toukei Ibun東亰異聞 」 by Kajiwara Niki and Ono Fuyumi
    Gentousha Comic Birz, seinen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2002.04

  41. Team Medical Dragon 8 of 20+ by Nogizaka Taro and Nagai Akira
  42. Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon-医龍 」 by Nogizaka Taro and Nagai Akira
    Shogakukan Big Comic Superior, seinen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2005.02

  43. Tetsuzin 4 of 4 by Yahagi Toshihiko, Ochiai Naoyuki [Finale]
  44. Tetsuzin鉄人 」 by Yahagi Toshihiko, Ochiai Naoyuki
    Shogakukan Sunday Gene-X imprint, seinen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2003.11

  45. Tokyo Juliet 5 of 13 by Kitagawa Miyuki
  46. Tokyo Juliet東京ジュリエット 」 by Kitagawa Miyuki
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 1997.06
    Series re-released in six volumes in 2002

  47. Vagabond 27 of 30+ by Inoue Takehiko
  48. Vagabondバガボンド 」 by Inoue Takehiko
    Kodansha Morning, seinen
    Volume 27 first published in Japan 2007.11
    Published in English by Chuang Yi (15 volumes, ongoing) and VIZ Media (volume 29 street date: 2009.05.19)

Source: Komikologi Elex May 2009 issue

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1 comment:

huamulan03 said...

10 more manga--among them, Toukei Ibun 1, Yamiei 6, and TMD 8--remain outstanding from this monthly schedule, putting Level's May fulfillment rate at 58%.

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