Goong © Park SoHee/Seoul Cultural Publishers
Perhaps it's because Goong's last volume (#15) was released more than a year ago as opposed to Alive's last volume (#16) which went on sale two weeks ago that the reception for the former is, shall we say, warmish.
Which is a pity because Shin has grown some, and the observation made by Twitterer mbeasi-san: that
every real issue in Goong can be ultimately summed up with, Shin is an idiot, (that I had to concede with a LOL) had already been nullified by developments in the volumes leading up to 15.
So let me drum up some Ganbare! enthusiasm for Goong here.
When we last left our prince and princess, Chae Kyeong had agreed to divorce her husband so that Shin could keep his crown. Not apprised of his wife's reasons, Shin had promptly resolved to uncover the truth and win Chae Kyeong back.
Will he be able to?
m&c! is also releasing the Family Game (Kazoku Gokko) shoujo manga by Karasawa Chiaki, originally serialized in LaLa DX. This standalone follows the story of the orphaned Mei. To earn money, Mei agrees to play the eldest daughter of a faux family and live with five total strangers under one roof. [Adapted from Midnight Scans' summary, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]
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- Alive (Alive - Saishuu Shinka teki Shounen) 17 of 18+ by Kawashima Tadashi and Adachitoka
- Aoizaka Baseball Club (Saikyou! Aoizaka Koukou Yakyuubu) 12 of 21+ by Tanaka Motoyuki
- [New] Family Game (Kazoku Gokko) by Karasawa Chiaki
- Goong 16 of 20+ by Park SoHee
- Kirarin Revolution 11 of 14 by Nakahara An
- Monika (Turma da Mônica) 126 by Mauricio (Mauricio de Sousa Produções)
- Not An Angel (Tenshi ja Nai!!) 5 of 8 by Shigematsu Takako
- Not An Angel (Tenshi ja Nai!!) 6 of 8 by Shigematsu Takako
- Shinobi Life 3 of 7+ by Conami Shoko
- [REISSUE] Nube (Jigoku Sensei Nube) 21 of 31 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
- [REISSUE] Nube (Jigoku Sensei Nube) 22 of 31 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
- [REISSUE] Nube (Jigoku Sensei Nube) 23 of 31 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
- [REISSUE] Nube (Jigoku Sensei Nube) 24 of 31 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
- [REISSUE] Nube (Jigoku Sensei Nube) 25 of 31 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
- [REISSUE] Nube (Jigoku Sensei Nube) 26 of 31 by Makura Shou, Okano Takeshi
(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 2 September 2009 (release schedule) and m&c! (reissue covers)
(2) are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.
Not An Angel 5
Tenshi ja Nai!! 「 天使じゃない！！ 」 by Shigematsu Takako
To cheer up Hikaru whose relationship with Ayase-sensei seems to be floundering, Izumi invites her to Kyoto while he's filming a movie. Pest Kurobe is again in evidence, and this time, he might really uncover Izumi's secret!
The above and below summaries have been adapted from Go! Comi's for the same volumes (here and here)
Nope, Izumi's real identity is safe, but Hikaru's relationship with him might not be!
I will tweak this with my speculations for Shinobi Life 3, after I finish volume 2.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who now misses Kagetora and Beni
Level Comics 2 September 2009 manga: Death's Notice (Ikigami) 1 by Mase Motoro · xxxHOLiC 4 · AirGear 7 · Fly, Daddy, Fly! 1 by Kaneshiro Kazuki & Akishige Manabu · Attack 1 by Oshima Tsukasa · RED (Living On The Edge) 19 of 19
Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.
manga available this week (26 August 2009 street date)
- Elex Media: Naruto 45 · Otomen 6 · MÄR 13 · Tokkyu!! 2 · Rocket Man 9 · A Promise About Glass Shoe 2 of 2 · Shonen Star 56 · My Adorable Fatty Girl 5
- Level Comics: Rainbow 13 · Love Affair 3 · Little Jumper 5 · Vagabond 29 · ARMS 14 · Smurf Hitam · Michel Vaillant - The Great Challenge
- m&c!: Venus Capriccio 3 · Special A 13 and 14 · W Juliet II 2 of 2 · Song of Love 2 · Watase Yuu's Manga Manual Manga Yuugi · Love Me, Love Me Not 1 by Tachibana Yutaka
...and next (2 September 2009 street date)
Elex Media: Pandora Hearts 1 · The Ruler of Nabari 1 · One Piece 52 · Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 10 · School Rumble 2 · HanaLaLa 41 · Nakayoshi Lovely ~ Grapes
other invaluable resources
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