Edited, III to reflect Level's 26 May 2009 schedule
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?
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.
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3X3 Eyes (Sazan Eyes) volume 25 of 40 by Takada Yuzo AKU (Boku) 11 of 13 by Yamamoto Yasuhito Arms 13 of 22 by Minagawa Ryouji and Nanatsuki Kyouichi Blade of Immortal (Mugen no Juunin) 4 of 24+ by Samura Hiroaki
- Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei) 6 of 11+ by Matsushita Yoko
Feverish Girl (Binetsu Shoujo) 5 of 10 by Miyasaka Kaho Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 65 of 87+ by Morikawa Joji
- Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 66 of 87+ by Morikawa Joji
For You in Full Blossom (Hana-Kimi) 22 of 23 by Nakajo Hisaya
- Glass Chair (Garasu no Isu) 2 of 8 by Nakamura Mariko
Gokusen 7 of 15 by Morimoto Kozueko
- Haruka 17 v6 of 19 by Yamazaki Sayaka
- [Premiere] A Hint of Purple (Honoka ni Purple) 1 of 3 by Saito Chiho
Life 14 of 20 by Suenobu Keiko Little Devil Café (Koakuma Café) 2 of 4 by Oda Aya Little Jumper 4 of 7 by Takada Yuzo
- Over Rev 7 of 31 by Yamaguchi Katsumi
Rainbow 11 of 20+ by Abe George and Kakizaki Masasumi
- Red Eyes 10 of 13+ by Shindo Jun
- [Premiere] Strange Tales of Tokyo (Toukei Ibun) 1 of 4 by Kajiwara Niki and Ono Fuyumi
- Team Medical Dragon 8 of 20+ by Nogizaka Taro and Nagai Akira
Tetsuzin 4 of 4 by Yahagi Toshihiko, Ochiai Naoyuki [Finale] Tokyo Juliet 5 of 13 by Kitagawa Miyuki
- Vagabond 27 of 30+ by Inoue Takehiko
Source: Komikologi Elex May 2009 issue
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- Level Comics manga (5.12): Gokusen 7, Little Jumper 4, and LIFE 14
- Level Comics manga (5.19): ARMS 13, Hajime no Ippo 65, For You in Full Blossom 22, and Tokyo Juliet 5
- Level Comics manga (5.26): AKU 11, Blade of Immortal 4, Eagle 5, To Be Beautiful 1, and Yugo The Negotiator 17
- Elex Media May 2009 manga: Premiering Ouran High School Host Club, Juvenile Remix, and Raiders
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