Bleach 14, NG Life 2, Happy Cafe 11, Prisoner of the Heart 3, Love Sign 2, Goong 17 (m&c! 090909 manga and manhwa)

NGライフ 2

NG Life © Kusanagi Mizuho/Hakusensha

Bleach 14 streets next Wednesday. That out of the way, let me proceed to babbling about NG Life volume 2, which m&c! is also releasing the same day.

NG Life 2

Keidai Saeki, a reincarnated Pompeiian warrior, is not the only one from his Roman town-city reborn into the body a high school student (his wife now spends her time as junior high school boy and his best male friend, as a cute girl); however, he's the only one who remembers the really, really, really distant past.

That's about to change as another Pompeiian makes an appearance, one who recalls life back in the CE 79 day. Unfortunately, this newcomer/old-timer harbors ill feelings not even a volcanic eruption nor 1,900 years elapsing can wipe out.

[Adapted from TOKYOPOP's summaries for NG Life volume 1 and 2]

Other continuing manga and manhwa: Goong (only a week's turnaround from volume 16 to 17), Happy Café (volume 11), Prisoner of the Heart or Toraware Gokko (volume 3), and Love Sign or Koi*Oto (volume 2).

New manga

This round m&c! brings us the shoujo anthology Touch of Emptiness from Fujitsuka Yuki, creator of Kingyou Sou that m&c! retitled Silent Love Song. I'm terribly certain that Touch of Emptiness was originally Kara no Shounen, published by Hakusensha in July 2008. The title story stars Asagi Ao, a boy who can delete memories people have of him with a bare touch. It's a memory-cleaning power that comes in handy, seeing as Ao is not what you'd call a "people person." The situation becomes Is that a tear? complicated when Ao finds himself wanting to get close to someone. [Adapted from Aerandria Scans's summary]

Meanwhile, I think Sweet Natsumi by Kohara Yuuko is Otona no Okusuri, originally serialized in Ciao and published in tankou in January 2009. I'll confirm when I have additional information.

Finally, this being the Ramadhan fasting month, m&c! is also coming out with Ngabuburit from the local GN line KOLONI.

As for concluding series, we have the finales for Dachs (volume 2) and The Era of Aerial Sepulture AKA Era of Death (volume 9).

m&c! manga, manhwa, and makita (2009.09.09)

Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.

  1. Bleach 14 of 40+ by Kubo Tite
  2. BLEACH-ブリーチ-14

    BleachBLEACH-ブリーチ- 」 by Kubo Tite
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Subtitle: White Tower Rocks
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2004.09
    Bleach published in English by VIZ Media (volume 28 street date: 2009.09.01)

  3. Dachs 2 of 2 by Ohyuki Shiwasu [Finale]
  4. だっくす 2

    Dachsだっくす 」 by Ohyuki Shiwasu
    Hakusensha Jets Comics, seinen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2002.01

  5. The Era of Aerial Sepulture (Jungmok) 9 of 9 by Kim YoungBin and Lee SungGyu [Finale]
  6. 풍장의 시대 09

    Jungmok풍장의 시대
    by Kim YoungBin and Lee SungGyu
    AKA Era of Death
    Daiwon C.I. Young Daiwon, sonyun
    Volume 9 first published in Korea 2008.04

  7. Goong 17 of 20+ by Park SoHee
  8. 궁(宮)17

    Goong궁(宮) 」 by Park SoHee
    Seoul Cultural Wink, soonjung
    Volume 17 first published in Korea 2008.03
    Goong: The Royal Palace published in English by Yen Press (volume 6 street date: 2009.09.15)

  9. Happy Café (Shiawase Kissa 3-chome) 11 of 15 by Matsuzuki Kou
  10. 幸福喫茶3丁目 11

    Shiawase Kissa 3-chome幸福喫茶3丁目
    by Matsuzuki Kou
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2008.08
    Happy Café published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 1 street date: 2010.01.05

  11. Love Sign (Koi*Oto) 2 of 5 by Usami Maki
  12. 恋*音 2

    Koi*Oto恋*音 」 by Usami Maki
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2008.05

  13. NG Life 2 of 9 by Kusanagi Mizuho
  14. NGライフ 2

    NG LifeNGライフ 」 by Kusanagi Mizuho
    AKA No Good Life
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.04
    NG Life published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 3 street date: 2009.11.03)

  15. PPOI (Ppoi!) 6 of 27+ by Yamazaki Takako
  16. っポイ! 6

    Ppoi!っポイ! 」 by Yamazaki Takako
    Hakusensha LaLa and Melody, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 1995.01

  17. Prisoner of the Heart (Toraware Gokko) 3 of 4+ by Sakamoto Miku
  18. とらわれごっこ 3

    Toraware Gokkoとらわれごっこ
    by Sakamoto Miku
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2008.08
    Published in English as Stolen Hearts by CMX (volume 1 street date: 2010.02.02)

  19. [New] Sweet Natsumi by Kohara Yuuko
  20. [New] Touch of Emptiness (Kara no Shounen) by Fujitsuka Yuki
  21. 空の少年

    Kara no Shounen空の少年 」 by Fujitsuka Yuki
    Hakusensha LaLa, LaLa DX, and LaLa Special, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.07

Local graphic novels

[New] KOLONI: Ngabuburit

(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 9 September 2009 (release schedule)
(2) KOLONI: Ngabuburit SRP: IDR 12,500
(3) Links like this are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who is reminded of Bokura ga Ita by Love Sign for some strange reason


Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.

manga available this week (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
  • Level Comics: 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
  • m&c!: Goong 16 · Alive 17 · Not An Angel 3-4 · Family Game by Karasawa Chika · Shinobi Life 3 · Nube 21-36 (reissue)

...and next (9 September 2009 street date)

  • Elex Media: Black Butler 1 · Charming Junkie 13 · Zig Zag 6 · Tokkyu!! 3 · Cross Game 14 · Shugo Chara! 7 · Nakayoshi 72 · Bikings 8 of 8
  • Level Comics: AKU (Boku) 13 of 13 · SORA! 1 · Eagle 7 · Tokyo Juliet 8 · Feverish Girl 7

other invaluable resources

7&Y · Amazon Japan · Baka-Updates Manga · manaworld.com

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KiRaidesu said...

Niki-san, I don't get it...Black Buttler 1 and NG Life 2 supposed to be released yesterday. But, the comic man said the two hasn't been released..I'm so sad since I've been waiting for it both this week >_<

huamulan03 said...

Yeah, apparently some Gramed bookstores didn't have these (and other 9 September 2009 titles) yesterday. I know Gramed PIM didn't, but they *did* release. I got both Black Butler 1 and NG Life 2 from the Elex Comic Center near me.

I guess by today or tomorrow the bookstores should have them? Can check with the customer service...


KiRaidesu said...

I see...I'll quickly check it out. Thanks! ^_^

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