Ouran Koukou Host Club © Bisco Hatori/Hakusensha
Skip Beat! © Nakamura Yoshiki/Hakusensha
In Skip Beat! volume 15, Reino presses his creepy advantage with Kyoko who is scared witless of the V.G. vocalist. Which childhood friend will come to Kyoko's aid? The apprehensive Ren who's working fast to arrive on location earlier than planned or Shou who's already in Karuizawa?
Which one do you think? *snickers*
More hijinks ensue in Ouran High School Host Club volume 6 with the upcoming Ouran Festival. All clubs and classes vie for the Central Salon, the choicest of choice locations. The Host Club is one of the prime contenders, but the American football club is not about to let our boys (and bifauxnen) get their way. Are the football guys then behind the daily threatening letters sent to the Host Club warning Tamaki and Co. to back off? [With additions from Chuang Yi's synopsis for the same volume]
The slice of life manhwa Railroad by Yun MiKyung tells the heartwarming story of Ha Min, working as a train conductor on an arcadian slow train. But technology has caught up and Ha Min is transferred to a city train, where life is less languid. Even so, Ha Min discovers the bright side of working the new railroad. [Adapted from the series desciption on Baka-Updates Manga]
Meanwhile, in the mind candy that is Prince's Girlfriend (Oujisama no Kanojo by Aihara Miki), squees erupt at Michiru's school when four Arab princes transfer in. The quartet don't look anything like the bearded, round-faced stereotype in the girls' minds; one of them even has mixed (Western) blood. Will Michiru's dream of having a prince propose to her finally come true? [With additions from The Evil Empire's series desciption on Baka-Updates Manga]
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- Kaiser Z 7 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi
- La Corda D'Oro (Kin Iro no Corda) 4 of 13+ by Kure Yuki
- Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club) 6 of 15+ by Hatori Bisco
- [New] Prince's Girlfriend (Oujisama no Kanojo) by Aihara Miki - Serial Cantik
- [Premiere] Railroad 1 of 3 by Yun MiKyung
- Sexy Simpleton 7 of 8 by Hwang MiRee
- Shugo Chara! 8 of 10+ by PEACH-PIT
- Skip Beat! 15 of 23+ by Nakamura Yoshiki
- Sweet Lollipop Return! (Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop) 4 of 6 by Kikuta Michiyo
- Tokkyu!! 4 of 20 by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro
(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 21 October 2009 (release schedule) and Komikologi October and September 2009 (synopses, except where noted)
(2) are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.
La Corda D'Oro 4
Kin Iro no Corda 「 金色のコルダ 」 by Kure Yuki
Rumors are rife that Tsukimori will emerge the winner of the next selection because of his parents, a charge Kahoko repudiates. Even with her rebuttal, it does appear that Tsukimori is affected by his parents' reputation.
Chuang Yi has a different synopsis. There's the link.
Sexy Simpleton 7
「 섹시한 못난이 」 by Hwang MiRee
Yu jin who has come back for Mi ju faces Han min once more. To pay back Ma no, will the King let Mi ju go?
Shugo Chara! 8
「 しゅごキャラ！ 」 by PEACH-PIT
When Tadase Hotori confesses his feelings for Amu, Ikuto, hiding in Amu's closet overhears and makes fun of Tadase, wounding the other boy. Meanwhile, Easter captures Ikuto. Does this have anything to do with Ikuto's violet violin?
[With additions from this Wiki article]
Sweet Lollipop Return! 4
Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop 「 もどって！まもって！ロリポップ 」 by Kikuta Michiyo
Being in one high school with guardians Zero and Ichii, Nina has to contend with the members of Zero and Ichii's fan clubs, in addition to facing attacks by the other magic test participants. Poor Nina! Does this spell the end of the lovey dovey rabu with Zero?
「 トッキュー！！ 」 by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro
Hyogo tries to rescue a child stuck inside a hole that leads ultimately leads to the open sea. The clock is ticking and the child's strength is fading...
Yakitate!! Japan © Hashiguchi Takashi/Shogakukan
Losing this round means Shigeru has to join the yakuza?! Team Japan is not about to let that happen, but unfortunately, the theme and city Shigeru picks is the enemy's strong point!
Shogakukan titles in serialization: Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) by Aoyama Gosho · D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji · Dr. Koto Shinryoujo by Yamada Takatoshi · Katsu! by Adachi Mitsuru · Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow · Kurozakuro by Natsume Yoshinori · Look Up! (Miagete Goran) by Kusaba Michiteru · MÄR by Anzai Nobuyuki · Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who missed getting the VIZ edition of Skip Beat! 15 when she went on a Skip Beat! spree
UP NEXT: More 21 October 2009 manga
Level Comics: Life Existence 2 and 3 of 3 (concurrent release) · Psychometrist Eiji 8 · Love & Collage 8 · Hotaru's Light 8 · Officer Monju 1 (RESKED) · Happy Hello Work at Age 21 (Takunabi) 1
m&c!: A Bad Boy Drinks Tea 2 · The Lovely Wizard (Renai Chuudokuteki Senjutsushi) 3 · Happy Café 12 · Gash Bell 32 · Hack XXXX 2 of 2 · Gift Under The Rainbow 2 of 2 · Midnight Express by Yasuko · My Summer Love) by Shibano Yuka · Let's Make a Wish by Takebayashi Sao · Let's Meet at School Tonight) by Chiba Kozue
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manga available this week (14 October 2009 street date)
- Elex Media: Pandora Hearts 2 · In a Distant Time 15 · Hayate The Combat Butler 16 · Akiyoshi Family Series 2, 3, and 4 (For Endless Love; Stay the Same; and Let Me Hear The Lyric;) · Nakayoshi 73 · Shonen Magz 64
- Level Comics: Triple Kiss 1 of 2 by Shimaki Ako · Ice Forest 1 by Saito Chiho · Death's Notice 2 · Gokusen 10 · When You Wish Upon a Star 7 of 7 · Descendants of Darkness 8 · Gun Smith Cats 2
- m&c!: NG Life 3 · Sparkling Gingachou 5 · 37 C Boyfriend by Minase Ai · My Glasses Girl by Jinna Mai · My Dear Princess by Furumiya Kazuko
related monthly schedules
- Elex October 2009 manga
Continuing Skip Beat! (volume 15); Premiering Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji (Nekomix Toraji) by Tamura Yumi · The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima) by Yamaguchi Noboru & Mochizuki Nana · I Hate You More Than Anyone (Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai) by Hidaka Banri · Railroad by Yun MiKyung (volumes 1-3 simultaneous release) · The Real Fake Princess by Ihuan · Keroro Gunsou Black by Yoshizaki Mine · Steel Rose by Ryan · Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato; Concluding Harlem Beat Until Dawn · Mr. Fullswing
- Elex September 2009 manga
Premiering The Bodyguard (Kage Kara Mamoru!) by Achi Taro · Fusui Gakuen by Shouji Haruka · Kampfer by Tsukiji Toshihiko · Maria Holic by Endoh Minari · Prince's Girlfriend (Oujisama no Kanojo) by Aihara Miki
other invaluable resources
manga · manhwa · Elex Media · Shonen Star · shoujo · shounen · soonjung · Kaiser Z · Kin Iro no Corda · La Corda D'Oro · Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop · Oujisama no Kanojo · Ouran High School Host Club · Railroad · Sexy Simpleton · Shugo Chara! · Skip Beat! · Sweet Lollipop Return! · Tokkyu!! · Yakitate!! Japan