Edited to answer the question: Is it worth getting Mokke Guardian from Heaven?
Mokke no Kamisama © Harue Le Pon
First up — Motomi Kyousuke-sensei's Electric Daisy or Dengeki Daisy. Serialized in Betsucomi, this shoujo manga revolves around Teru, now all alone in the world after the death of her beloved onii-chan. Before passing away, however, Teru's brother bequeathed to her a cell phone that would connect her with the person taking over big brother's tutelary role. Known only by the name
DAISY from the text messages Teru receives, Teru's brother's replacement becomes increasingly important to Teru. So how will
DAISY react when later, Teru unexpectedly meets and begins working for the "cruel and heartless" school janitor Kurosaki — who is hiding something? [Adapted from Baka-Updates Manga's synopsis]
...about school girl Kaoru and her guardian god Mokke
(I would've liked to also include a synopsis for Mokke Guardian from Heaven (Mokke no Kamisama); Harue Le Pon-sensei's series published by Princess Comics premieres AND ends this 30 June. But as I can't seem to find any synopsis to adapt, you'll just have to be satisfied with the second tankou cover until I actually get paws on the thing. And based on that cover alone, this duology is a sure GET!)
Edited after finishing the series (sinu-san no tameni) :
If you liked Tanaka Meca-sensei's Sweet God (Sailor Fuku ni Onegai!), I think you will appreciate Mokke Guardian from Heaven which, it turns out, is about school girl Kaoru and her guardian god Mokke. Each chapter is a GOTW—God of the Week; throughout the series they meet other deities who give them both a hard time. (In this it's a bit shounen-y, but with Kaoru's unswerving lurve for rock star cum temple heir Komae, there's no shortage of shoujo conventions here.)
I also note that you have to be in a certain generous mood to get into Mokke, but trust me, after you get past his
Stop it, you'll get me dirty!! fastidiousness (which almost made me want to give up on the sissy god), you'll enjoy it.
Let me repeat this warning though: it's not as shoujo-ey as other shoujo series. That is to say, you might find some questions unresolved (and want more than the two volumes) and it's not as warm and fluffy as other shoujo manga. (I'm referring to Shogakukan titles here). Hmmm... all these impressions make me want to write a review now...
Meanwhile, for those following the .hack meta franchise, specifically the .hack//G.U. series of PS2 games that takes place post the .hack//Roots anime, you can look forward to the first volume of .hack//G.U.+ by Morita Yuzuka- and Hamazaki Tatsuya-sensei.
Finally, the fourth new manga for 30 June is Jin Gai, a standalone from Nakamura Rie-sensei. There's likewise no synopsis available for this manga, but going by the JAMBIC (Judging a Manga By Its Cover) directive (not to mention it's by the J-Boy manga-ka), another definite GET!
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- [Premiere] .hack//G.U.+ 1 of 5+ by Morita Yuzuka and Hamazaki Tatsuya
- [Premiere] Electric Daisy (Dengeki Daisy) 1 of 5+ by Motomi Kyousuke
- G-School 7 of 9+ by Son ChangHo and Kim ByeongCheol
- Holy Crystal Albatross (Seikesshou Albatross) 4 of 5 by Wakaki Tamiki
- [New] Jin Gai by Nakamura Rie
- [Premiere] Mokke Guardian from Heaven (Mokke no Kamisama) 1 of 2 by Harue Le Pon
- [New] Mokke Guardian from Heaven (Mokke no Kamisama) 2 of 2 by Harue Le Pon [Finale]
- My Heavenly Hockey Club (Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club) 11 of 12+ by Morinaga Ai
- Pure Love Kamikaze Captain (Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou!) 10 of 12+ by Seino Shizuru
- [Reprint] Kiss Me With Mint (Mint de Kiss Me) by Watase Yuu
Source: Elex Media STO 30 June 2009
(1) are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.
(2) Mint de Kiss Me SRP: IDR 22,500
Don't ask me where the remaining June-slated ＳＡＬＡＤ ＤＡＹＳ are; I'm just following the Elex STO here, and I'm as baffled as you as to where those days of inexperienced youth went or why the Kiss Me With Mint reprint tags along with the 30 June stuff, when it should've released last June 10. (I could've sworn I already saw it in the Elex Comic Center over teh weekend... but then again, I could've been delusional.)
As far as continuing series are concerned, G-School volume 7 by Son ChangHo and Kim ByeongCheol finally releases next Tuesday (after a 16-month wait), along with the penultimate Holy Crystal Albatross and latest volumes of My Heavenly Hockey Club (volume 11) and Pure Love Kamikaze Captain (volume 10) that all thankfully didn't frustrate as much as G-School did.
Level Comics 30 June 2009 manga: Fight!! Ippo 67, 3X3 Eyes 27, Red Eyes 11, and Hellsing 2
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who cherishes hopes that m&c! has/will license Motomi Kyousuke-sensei's Beast Master (it's shorter than Electric Daisy and has already concluded, after all)
Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.
manga available this week (23-24 June 2009 street dates)
- 3L Comics manga (6.23): King of Hearts by Yoshino Aki and Midori is a Tomboy (Uwasa no Midori-kun!!) 9
- Level Comics manga (6.23): Gokusen 8, Master Of Sea 11, Shattered Knife 1 by George Asakura, A Hint of Purple by Saito Chiho
- Elex Media manga (6.24): C.M.B. 9, Peter Panda 4 of 4, Burning Moon 5 of 5, Rough 12 of 12, Ranma ½ 38 of 38, Ruler of the Land 43, Naughty Cute Girl
- m&c! manga (6.24): Hai, Miiko! 20, The Good Witch of the West 6, Cherry 32, Love Sign 1, The Lovely Wizard 1, My Very Dear Bad Boy
...and next (30 June 2009 street date)
Elex Media: Ghost Hunt 10, Naruto 44, MÄR 12, Rocket Man 7, Shugo Chara! 5, and Mr. Fullswing 21 among others
m&c June 2009 manga: 60% reprint
other invaluable resources
manga, manhwa, m&c!, shoujo, shounen, sonyun, .hack//G.U.+, Dengeki Daisy, Holy Crystal Albatross, G-School, JIN-GAI, Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou, Love Attack, Kiss Me With Mint, Mokke no Kamisama, My Heavenly Hockey Club, Pure Love Kamikaze Captain, Seikesshou Albatross, Harue Le Pon