Eden no Trill © Fujita Maki/Akita Shoten (Serialized in Princess)
Published in Indonesia as Song of Love by PT Gramedia/m&c!
The rain continues to fall as I write this, but Song of Love (Eden no Trill) volume 5 turns up the heat, so it's okay. Just as Ritsu finally gets a handle on Eiri's older brother Enji, she finds herself "abducted" by another Takamura sib (the eldest). How will Eiri react to his
possession getting snatched without his permission?
NG Boy x Paradise © Miyawaki Yukino/Shogakukan
Published in Indonesia by PT Gramedia/m&c!
This 2K9-closing release also brings us an NG Boy x Paradise trifecta (talk about voluble persistence paying off and how). Miyawaki Yukino's shoujo series, which has only been a mainstay of my Cherry babble, finally releases in tankoubon. NG Para tells of Kashiwabara Miu's love triangle romance with idol twins Kamishiro Manato and Mahiro. In volume 1, Miu discovers the twins' secret and ends up living with the boys. Volume 2 has Miu falling head over heels with Mahiro and discovering another secret (named Shiori). The finale volume 3 predictably sees Miu all confused after (the wrong twin?) Manato kisses her.
Love Puzzle stars three sisters in search of romance. The eldest, Aihara Tsukasa, only longs for Zen and is crushed when she finds out that Zen will be transferring to a high school in Tokyo. Middle sister Wakasa knows the pain of love gone wrong but apparently hasn't learned her lesson; she goes and falls for close friend Meguro. With all this rabu rabu in the air, is it any wonder that when third sis Mikasa falls in love, it's love at first sight?
Mioko, meanwhile, isn't looking for love initially. She has enough trouble already, what with her notoriety for not being able to speak English, despite her very Western looks. Japanese Rei, on the other hand, can only converse in English. Find out how the pair stumbles on to love when Rei comes to live with Mioko in Naze Nani Honey?.
The latest edition of Cherry, m&c!'s monthly anthology of Shogakukan shoujo (and sometimes, josei) titles, features Takoyaki Princess by Mizuho Rino as the front cover. Uchi's quest to have everyone in a little town enjoying takoyaki was first serialized in Ciao. (And here I thought its original home had been ChuChu, just like NG Para, Naze Nani Honey?, and Love Puzzle.) The mangazine also has its regular features/columns:
Creative Land, and
m&c! is very proud to say that Issue 38 comes with a bonus Beauty Pop (one of the titles still in serialization) 2010 calendar poster — and you don't even have to join a quiz to snag one.
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- Between Two Hearts (Hitohira no Koi ga Furu) 3 of 3 by Yabuuchi Yuu [Finale]
- Kirarin Revolution 12 of 14 by Nakahara An
- [New] Love Puzzle (Koi Puzzle) by Satsuki Mikiko
- [New] Naze Nani Honey? by Satsuki Mikiko
- [Premiere] NG Boy x Paradise 1 of 3 by Miyawaki Yukino
- [New] NG Boy x Paradise 2 of 3 by Miyawaki Yukino
- [New] NG Boy x Paradise 3 of 3 by Miyawaki Yukino [Finale]
- [Premiere] Ohagi Number One 1 of 4 by Komuro Eiko
- Petualangan Pingu 2 by HIT Entertainment
- Rento 2 of 3 by Karube Junko
- Song of Love (Eden no Trill) 5 of 7+ by Fujita Maki
(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 23 December 2009 (release schedule) and m&c!
(2) All manga above priced IDR 15,000 each, except Buku Bergambar Anak: Pingu 2 (SRP: IDR 39,900).
(3) are Amazon.com (or other online merchants) search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.
There's actually a bright side to being tardy with this schedule; I was so late, I caught the advisory that the Lovely Days 1-6 manga box set and the Death Note 7-9 (Paket Hijau) and 10-12 (Paket Biru) reissues had been postponed before I got around to posting this. « Edit: As stated at the top of this post, the Lovely Days manga box set is included in this release sked.
Between Two Hearts 3 of 3
Hitohira no Koi ga Furu 「 ひとひらの恋が降る 」 by Yabuuchi Yuu
Even though she finds it difficult to admit, Haruru now knows who owns her heart. So how come she still harbors doubts about her destined one?
Kirarin Revolution 12
「 きらりん☆レボリューション 」 by Nakahara An
Having promised Hayami, Kirari bows out of showbiz. But the decision is harder on her than she'd expected; she still pines for the days when she was an idol. Staging a comeback, however, is near impossible, since she announced her retirement on live TV.
Ohagi Number One volume 1
Ohagi the Number One! 「 おはぎザ・ナンバーわん！ 」 by Komuro Eiko
Rika doesn't know what her parents are thinking, bringing home a big and fat dog, knowing that she's afraid of canines. To make things worse, Rika has to take care of the dog named Ohagi. Her pitiful situation turns 180 when Ohagi lets Rika get close to her crush, Yamamoto.
Petualangan Pingu 2
by HIT Entertainment
Pingu's playful adventures continue, with Pinga, Pingi, Robby, and Pingo in
Pingu yang Malang (Poor Pingu!),
Sahabat Pingu (Pingu's friend),
Sekolah Meluncur (Sliding School), and
Pingu Bau (Pingu stinks!).
「 れんと。 」 by Karube Junko
Everyone who passes through Genman bridge forgets about the experience. Everyone, that is, except orphaned Rento, who considers the bridge precious because that was where she met her mother. Albert parentless, Rento still manages to bring smiles to the faces of the people around her through her own sincere smile.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who wishes everyone,
A Very Blessed Christmas and a Peace-filled New Year!
P.S. This is probably NOT going to be my last post for December. Look for the 6 January 2010 manga releases next!
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manga currently on sale (16 December 2009 street date)
- Elex Media: Black Butler 3 · Pandora Hearts 4 · The Ruler of Nabari 5 · Fruits Basket 22 · The Puppet Master Lin 1 by Wada Shinji · Shonen Star 60/2009 · The Comic Club by Emon & Radit (local comic)
- Level Comics: Under the Rose 1 by Funato Akari · Fight!! Ippo 72 · Yugo The Negotiator 19 · Ergo Proxy 2 of 2 · Glass Chair 3
- m&c!: A Badboy Drinks Tea 4 · The Scent of Love 6 · Sweet Sweet Darling by Morio Masami · Long Hu Men 162 · Narutoya Ramen Road 5 · Dive!! 3
Next available manga (23 December 2009 street date)
- Elex Media: Ouran High School Host Club 8 · La Corda D'Oro 6 · HanaLaLa 45/2009 · Yakitate!! Japan 15 · Innocent Love Story: Girls Who Pass Through Time by Kayama Yumi · Innocent World by Yamada Daisy
- Level Comics: First Kiss anthology by Miyasaka Kaho, Minami Kanan et al. · 21st Century Boys 2 of 2 · Death's Notice 4 · Lucky Luke - Jembatan Mississippi · Lucky Luke - Kid Lucky by Morris, Pearce, and J. Léturgie
other invaluable resources
manga · m&c! · shoujo · Eden no Trill · Hitohira no Koi ga Furu · Kirarin Revolution · Koi Puzzle · Naze Nani Honey? · NG Boy x Paradise · Pingu · Rento · Miyawaki Yukino · Satsuki Mikiko