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6.27.2009

Ghost Hunt 10 manga (Elex street date: 30 June 2009)

ゴーストハント 10

Ghost Hunt © Inada Shiho and Ono Fuyumi/Kodansha

Naru orders the closing down of SPR.

(Published in Indonesia by PT Elex Media Komputindo)

It positively begs for · pleads · entreats · implores the deployment of the word "serendipity" (and all its variants.)

ser•en•dip•i•ty: n. the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way; from Horace Walpole's 1754 word coinage, suggested by The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairy tale in which the heroes were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of. [From the onboard Oxford American Dictionary in my 'pooter]

...serendipitous

I had to surrender to the impulse (in physics, a force acting briefly on a body and producing a finite change of momentum [ibid.]), despite my loathing the word, overused along with myriad, deplore, and transcend in my dim-distant days of youth, to describe This Manga Event: Ghost Hunt 10's impending arrival (ETA Indonesia 30 June 2009).

So — serendipitous.

Imperious, too, like Naru-chan himself as all manga GET! are on now on hold, pending my snagging this tankou that I'd only been waiting for, what? Three years?

Ghost Hunt
ゴーストハント
By Inada Shiho and Ono Fuyumi
Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
Volume 10 first published in Japan 2008.04
Published in English by Del Rey (volume 10 street date: 2009.08.25)

After that Special Topics in Calamity Physics-inspired, all shortcomings are mine though elliptical intro, here's the synopsis you probably came here for:

I finally found it...

Mai worries about the meaning of Naru's cryptic words as she observes him gazing into a lake they stumbled across on their way back to Tokyo from the Cursed House case. She is further dismayed when Naru tells her to look for a new job because he is closing down the SPR office.

Mai eventually discovers the reason: Naru's search for someone... murdered... has ended.

[Translated from the July Komikologi, boosted from having peeked at partial manga scans]

As if we didn't already know who Naru had been looking for on all those trips... Foreknowledge regardless, I'm wondering how Mai, never possessed of inalienable equanimity even on her best day, will react to The  SPOILED *cough*He'slookingforhistwinbrotherGene*cough* Revelation, and how will she dissuade Naru from letting her go... Out of work, that is.

UP NEXT

  • Either the July 2009 Elex and Level manga schedules OR
  • the 7 July 2009 Elex, Level, and m&c! manga schedules

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03), NaruMai shipper

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1 comment:

huamulan03 said...

Not all questions are answered yet — which is good because that means we can still forward to another volume.

*sits patiently (for another year or so) waiting*

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