Updated with the 30 September 2009 manga
Barairo My Honey © Ohmi Tomu/
I can still remember the +90-dB Kyaaa!s and
Finally! smugness that attended Level's first release of this a-dowable series back in 2006 — when the imprint was still based in Surabaya, and now, it's time to bid Sano x Mizuki bah-ha-hai... (with Level now housed in Palmerah.)
Twenty-eight manga have been tentatively scheduled for September 2009 (according to Komikologi), 12 of them series premieres, two of which—Jio by Kishimoto Seishi and Sora Flight Attendant by Yajima Masao & Hikino Shinji—were inherited from the past months.
My Lovely Honey by Ohmi Tomu
Originally serialized in Petit Comic, Barairo My Honey by Ohmi Tomu stars printing company employee Koume who has a
date with destiny — in the guise of a
tiger! [From Aerandria Scans' summary]
Am telling you now, this three-volume series is chou romachikku! I actually prefer it to the more popular Midnight Secretary that Ohmi-sensei also created (though I wouldn't mind if Level also releases the latter).
Triple Kiss by Shimaki Ako
Meanwhile, Triple Kiss by Shimaki Ako (Gekka no Kimi manga-ka) is apparently a rabu triangle story. Yukino fell in love with a boy who promised her that they will meet again if she remains a
good girl; transfer student Seiji seems to fit that first love's profile, but another guy Hikaru claims to have the same memory.
After a hiccup with Shimaki Ako-sensei's Mucha Kucha Daisuki (that Elex released as Crazy for You), I've loved what I've read of Shimaki-sensei's works. Am hoping Triple Kiss, originally serialized in Cheese! will top the anthology Suki ni Naru Made Matte AKA Please Wait Until I Fall In Love, which is currently my Shimaki Ako bar.
So even if Level didn't, am paw-printing these two series as Must-Haves. « Edit: Neither of these manga are releasing in September.
New manga blah-blah continued after the manga list.
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3X3 Eyes (Sazan Eyes) volume 28 of 40 by Takada Yuzo« 9.09 [Premiere] Attack!! 1 of 10+ by Oshima Tsukasa« 9.02
- Basara 11 of 27 by Tamura Yumi
[Premiere] Cesare 1 of 7+ by Souryo Fuyumi« 9.16
- Chocolat 2 of 7 by Kubonouchi Eisaku
- Death's Notice (Ikigami) 2 of 7+ by Mase Motoro
- Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei) 8 of 12+ by Matsushita Yoko
Feverish Girl (Binetsu Shoujo) 7 of 10 by Miyasaka Kaho« 9.09
- Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 71 of 89+ by Morikawa Joji
[Premiere] Fly, Daddy, Fly 1 of 2 by Kaneshiro Kazuki and Akishige Manabu« 9.02 For You in Full Blossom (Hana-Kimi) 23 of 23 by Nakajo Hisaya [Finale]« 9.16
- Glass Chair (Garasu no Isu) 3 of 8 by Nakamura Mariko
- Hotaru's Light (Hotaru no Hikari) 8 of 15 by Hiura Satoru
[Premiere] Jio (666 Satan) 1 of 19 by Kishimoto Seishi« 9.16 [Premiere] Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files (Karasuma Kyouko no Jikenbo) 1 of 7+ by Hiroi Ouji and Kozaki Yusuke« 9.30 Life 16 of 20 by Suenobu Keiko« 9.16
- [Premiere] My Lovely Honey (Barairo My Honey) 1 of 3 by Ohmi Tomu
[Premiere] Officer Monju (Seigi Keikan Monju) 1 of 8+ by Miyashita Hiroki« 9.30
- Psychometrist Eiji (Psychometrer Eiji) 7 of 25 by Ando Yuma, Asaki Masashi
- Red Eyes 12 of 13+ by Shindo Jun
- [Premiere] Shadow Skill 1 of 5+ by Okada Megumu
[Premiere] SORA! (SORA! Flight Attendant Monogatari) 1 of 5 by Yajima Masao & Hikino Shinji« 9.09 A Spirit of The Sun (Taiyou no Mokushiroku) 2 of 17+ by Kawaguchi Kaiji« 9.16 Team Medical Dragon 9 of 20+ by Nogizaka Taro and Nagai Akira« 9.30
- Tokyo Juliet 9 of 13 by Kitagawa Miyuki
- [Premiere] Triple Kiss 1 of 2 by Shimaki Ako
[Premiere] Zenith (Jinasu - Zenith) 1 of 6 by Yoshida Satoshi« 9.30 [Premiere] Zipang 1 of 41+ by Kawaguchi Kaiji« 9.30
New manga continued...
The following are also set to debut: Cesare by Souryo Fuyumi, Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files (Karasuma Kyouko no Jikenbo) by Hiroi Ouji and Kozaki Yusuke, Officer Monju (Seigi Keikan Monju) by Miyashita Hiroki (Level attributes to manga to a
Yamashita Hiroki in Komikologi), Shadow Skill by Okada Megumu (the revived version by Kodansha), Zenith (Jinasu - Zenith) by Yoshida Satoshi, and the long-running Zipang by Kawaguchi Kaiji (this seems to be kin to another Kawaguchi Kaiji-sensei manga also scheduled for this September: the second volume of A Spirit of The Sun).
Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files by Hiroi Ouji and Kozaki Yusuke
Karasuma Kyouko no Jikenbo AKA Kyoko Karasuma - Detective of the Asakusa Police Department is a futuristic, supernatural police procedural featuring the sixteen-year-old Kyoko who investigates criminals straight out of Asian myths and legends, Oni and Tengu being just some of her adversaries. [From Baka-Updates Manga's description]
Kozaki Yusuke-sensei, responsible for the character design of Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto and Speed Grapher anime, illustrates the manga still ongoing in Gentousha's Comic BIRZ (in which Saitoh Misaki's Hinata no Ookami - Shinsengumi Kidan, published by Elex Media as Wolf's Sanctuary was also serialized).
Cesare by Souryo Fuyumi
This seinen series by the creator of Mars is based on the story of Cesare Borgia, the Spanish-Italian condottiero, son of Pope Alexander VI, and inspiration and real-life model of Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince.
I will babble about the other manga premieres when they actually street.
Most notable: the reappearance of Basara (with volume 11) and A Spirit of The Sun or Taiyou no Mokushiroku (volume 2). Preceding tankou were released 25 November 2008. « Edit: Only A Spirit of The Sun 2 released in September.
Also, unless I was asleep in August (and I don't think I was, beyond the usual physiologically-required), Tokyo Juliet 8 has yet to street. This monthly, however, has Tokyo Juliet 9 in a holding pattern. I'm presuming the eighth will also release this September. « EDIT: Tokyo Juliet 8 released on September 9.
BTW, this represents the fourth appearance of Team Medical Dragon 9 in a monthly listing; it has been present — but not accounted for — since the June sked. « EDIT: Team Medical Dragon 9 is accounted for in the 30 September schedule.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who also wants Shimaki Ako-sensei's à la Hana-Kimi gender-bending Boku ni Natta Watashi (I Became a Boy)
Elex Media upcoming manga (September 2009 monthly schedule): Premiering The Bodyguard (Kage Kara Mamoru!) by Achi Taro · Fusui Gakuen by Shouji Haruka · Kampfer by Tsukiji Toshihiko · Prince's Girlfriend (Oujisama no Kanojo) by Aihara Miki
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- Weekly schedules: 9.02 | 9.09 | 9.16 | 9.30
- August 2009: Premiering Ikigami · 21st Century Boys · Black Lagoon · Happy Hello Work at Age 21 · Ice Forest · Jio · Life Existence · Tomo'o
- July 2009: Sora Flight Attendant - Level Comics's newest seinen series
- June 2009: Premiering Chocolat by Kubonouchi Eisaku and Shattered Knife (Oboreru Knife) by George Asakura, among others
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