Edited to include manga releasing on 29 July 2009
Vagabond © Inoue Takehiko/
Level Comics was probably hedging its bets when it submitted its upcoming manga list for the July Komikologi. The most risk-averse of lists included 15 titles already weekly-scheduled in June — some (*cough*BladeofImmortal4*cough*) even streeting as early as May.
After culling the already DONE!, 20 manga are scheduled for July. This includes the should've released way back in November Last Inning volume 2 and the haven't seen that series since January Love Affair or Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta (volume 3). « Edit | And it looks like these two will have to wait again for a schedule.
Another standalone from Yoshimura Akemi—Bad Guy (Warui Otoko)—and another SORA, this one by Yajima Masao and Hikino Shinji (the other is the shounen manga Ahiru no Sora or SORA - The Wingless Duck; published by Elex). Kubonouchi Eisaku's Chocolat is also expected to reach stores in July.
Chocolat depicts a former Yakuza boss' new life after opening a shop that sells cakes no one seems to want to buy. Bad Guy deals with the descent into unhappiness (and presumably the climb back up to Happy Even After) of Harumi, whose complacency over her "ideal" married life fractures when hubby's ex reappears on the scene. Meanwhile, in the seinen drama Sora Flight Attendant, the eponymous Sora is an air crew member working for Sky Dream Airlines. What she's best known for: a leaky tap. (Yup, our Sora is a crybaby.)
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3X3 Eyes (Sazan Eyes) volume 27 of 40 by Takada Yuzo« 6.30
- AKU (Boku) 13 of 13 by Yamamoto Yasuhito [Finale]
[New] Bad Guy (Warui Otoko) by Yoshimura Akemi« 7.07 [Premiere] Chocolat 1 of 7 by Kubonouchi Eisaku« 7.28
- Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei) 7 of 11+ by Matsushita Yoko
Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 68 of 88+ by Morikawa Joji« 7.14
- Last Inning 2 of 22+ by Nakahara Yu, Kamio Ryu
- Little Devil Café (Koakuma Café) 4 of 4 by Oda Aya [Finale]
- Love Affair (Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta) 3 of 7+ by Miyasaka Kaho
Magister Negi Magi (Mahou Sensei Negima!) 19 of 26+ by Akamatsu Ken« 7.21 Over Rev 7 of 31 by Yamaguchi Katsumi« 7.28 Psychometrist Eiji (Psychometrer Eiji) 5 of 25 by Ando Yuma, Asaki Masashi« 7.07 Rainbow 12 of 20+ by Abe George and Kakizaki Masasumi« 7.07 Red Eyes 11 of 13+ by Shindo Jun« 6.30
- [Premiere] Sora Flight Attendant (SORA! -Flight Attendant Monogatari-) 1 of 5 by Yajima Masao & Hikino Shinji
- Team Medical Dragon 9 of 20+ by Nogizaka Taro and Nagai Akira
Tokyo Juliet 7 of 13 by Kitagawa Miyuki« 7.14
- Tokyo Juliet 8 of 13 by Kitagawa Miyuki
Vagabond 28 of 30+ by Inoue Takehiko« 7.28
- Yugo the Negotiator 18 of 22 by Akana Shu and Makari Shinji
Already released (Dupes)
3X3 Eyes (Sazan Eyes) volume 26 of 40 by Takada Yuzo« 6.02 Blade of Immortal (Mugen no Juunin) 4 of 24+ by Samura Hiroaki« 5.26 Feverish Girl (Binetsu Shoujo) 6 of 10 by Miyasaka Kaho« 6.23 Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 66 of 88+ by Morikawa Joji« 6.02 Glass Chair (Garasu no Isu) 2 of 8 by Nakamura Mariko« 6.16 [New] Grass Crown (Kusakanmuri no Namae) by Yoshimura Akemi« 6.02 Haruka 17 v6 of 19 by Yamazaki Sayaka« 6.16 [Premiere] A Hint of Purple (Honoka ni Purple) 1 of 3 by Saito Chiho« 6.23 Love & Collage (Ai Kora) 7 of 12 by Inoue Kazurou« 6.02 [Premiere] Shattered Knife (Oboreru Knife) 1 of 7+ by George Asakura« 6.23 [Premiere] Strange Tales of Tokyo (Toukei Ibun) 1 of 4 by Kajiwara Niki and Ono Fuyumi« 6.16 [Premiere] To Be Beautiful (Kirei ni Naritai!) 1 of 6 by Yorita Miyuki« 5.26 Tokyo Juliet 6 of 13 by Kitagawa Miyuki« 6.23 Vagabond 27 of 30+ by Inoue Takehiko« 6.09 Yugo the Negotiator 17 of 21 by Akana Shu and Makari Shinji« 5.26
AKU 13 of 13 · Bad Guy · Love Affair 3 · Rainbow 12 · Sora Flight Attendant 1 · Yugo the Negotiator 18
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who, despite the terror that should be induced by your flight attendant crying rivers, is itching to GET! Sora. (That cengeng/wimp description actually intrigues, if not downright endears and... should I be admitting this? *sweatdrop*)
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- July weekly schedules: 7.08 | 7.14 | 7.21 | 7.28
- Level Comics June 2009 manga: Premiering Chocolat by Kubonouchi Eisaku and Shattered Knife (Oboreru Knife) by George Asakura, among others
- Level Comics May 2009 manga: Premiering A Hint of Purple and Strange Tales of Tokyo
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