Tweaked to add deets on Gorudiosu no Musubime (that's The Gordian Knot to you) and a preview of m&c!'s 13 January manga schedule
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo - Akai Hitomi wa Shitteiru
© Miyako Ritsu & Kaminaga Manabu/Hakusensha
Published in Indonesia as Psychic Detective Yakumo by PT Gramedia/m&c!
latest Pluto manga to street, that is. (What were you thinking? I was talking about m&c!'s promise to release Urasawa Naoki's Astro Boy
The Greatest Robot On Earth reworking regularly ^^.) And in volume 6, the Swiss robot Mont Blanc is added to the mounting pile of victims, even as a prominent robots rights activist is assassinated.
The seemingly unrelated murders appear to issue from the same abysmal wellspring, what with the perp crowning both victims with horns. As Interpol detective and one of the seven great robots, Gesicht, delves deeper into the mystery that somehow involves the shadowy figures of Pluto, Sahad, Goji, and Abullah, he just might end up, prematurely, the next victim. [Adapted from Amazon's description of Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka volume 6 (VIZ Media edition)]
Meanwhile, another detective, a psychic one this time, comes face to face with a corpseless, voice-less apparition—the most poignant yet—in the reader-recommended (hi, Jasmine-san!) Psychic Detective Yakumo. Even with his red left eye, Yakumo can only discern the dregs left: wistful, neverending regret, powerful enough to drive anyone insane. Incomprehensible sadness, rage, and unbearable pain drift past Yakumo... and vanish.
The summaries for NG Life 5, The Gordian Knot 2, My Secret Life 3 are after the manga list.
All shoujo: First Love (Kienai, Omoi) by Yoshioka Lilico (or Ririko), Sayap Yang Tak Bisa Terbang (Wings that cannot fly, originally Tatoe Konohana ga Sakanakutemo) by YASUKO, and Rainbow Jewel (Nanairo Jewel), a new series from Kanaki Shiori.
Betsufure-serialized First Love from popular manga-ka Yoshioka Lilico explores a love overshadowed by long-standing friendship, one of the most venerable tropes in the romance biz. A popular boy at school confesses to our heroine (unnamed as the m&c! blurb was written in the first person). Blinded by the shoujo sparkles and bubbles probably, she accepts. It is only when her friend and classmate who shares library duty with her goes out with a girl that she realizes who it is she really loves. Will she have to give up? Is there no way for friendship to turn into love? (A loud
OF COURSE NOT! is the only answer accepted here.)
The Cherry-serialized Sayap Yang Tak Bisa Terbang anthology from YASUKO contains the stories
Yukichi Biyori, and
Sayap Yang Tak Bisa Terbang. I'm assuming this next blurb is for the title story:
All Kohashi Kayo has ever wanted was to become a prima ballerina, but fate in the guise of an accident has put paid to that dream. Kayo's despair turns to tentative hope when she meets someone who wipes away her tears and accepts her, broken wings and all.
Having never read Kanaki Shiori's Rainbow Miracle, I can't confirm whether the debuting Rainbow Jewel is related to the earlier shoujo series. If you've finished Nanairo Miracle, read this blurb and tell me if this newbie is the sequel. Onegai.
Tamaki Nanako is a regular elementary school kid. Regular, that is, if all grade schoolers had hair clip-dwelling fairies as companions. Ever since the fairy Ruu came to live with Nanako, Nanako has gained more confidence, enough that she decides to enter showbiz and do something about getting close to her crush, Aoi.
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- [New] First Love (Kienai, Omoi) by Yoshioka Lilico
- The Gordian Knot (Gorudiosu no Musubime) 2 of 4 by Sakato Riku & Nose Naoki
- My Secret Life (Ookami Nanka Kowakunai!) 3 of 6 by Midori Yukako
- NG Life 5 of 9 by Kusanagi Mizuho
- Pluto 6 of 8 by Urasawa Naoki & Tezuka Osamu
- Psychic Detective Yakumo (Shinrei Tantei Yakumo - Akai Hitomi wa Shitteiru) 2 of 2 by Miyako Ritsu & Kaminaga Manabu [Finale]
- [New] Rainbow Jewel (Nanairo Jewel) 1 of 3+ by Kanaki Shiori
- [New] Sayap Yang Tak Bisa Terbang (Tatoe Konohana ga Sakanakutemo) by YASUKO
(1) Source: m&c! (release schedule, artwork)
(2) All comics above priced at IDR 15,000 each, except Psychic Detective Yakumo 2 (SRP: IDR 18,500)
(3) are Amazon.com (or other online merchants) search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.
The Gordian Knot 2
by Sakato Riku & Nose Naoki
In this round of
Intelligence Challenge, Bando Yuki takes on a Russian roulette master and a coin prestidigitator able to make heads or tails come up at will. Can Yuki turn the odds to his favor and emerge victorious?
My Secret Life 3
Ookami Nanka Kowakunai! 「 狼なんかこわくない！ 」 by Midori Yukako
Constantly being helped out of scrapes has made Maki fall for Ryota. The oblivious Ryota, however, still has to buy a clue to ken Maki's feelings. Maki decides to be proactive and make Ryota aware once and for all, but before she can do so, another guy shows up! And a very grabby one at that!
NG Life 5
「 ＮＧライフ 」 by Kusanagi Mizuho
Serizawa's feelings for best bud in former Pompeiian life Kei-chan thoroughly befuddles the now high school girl. But she has no time to think about her complicated love (or not) life as the school prepares to restage the Beloved Pompeii drama she wrote.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who wishes everyone a Happy New Year! *lights fireworks*
m&c! 13 January 2010 manga: Alive 18 · Shinobi Life 7 · My Sweet Kaicho 7 · My Heavenly Hockey Club 13 · Bleach 16 · The Prince of Tennis 40 · The Executives of Houou Academy by Kawamaru Shin · Gunslinger Girl 9 · Panther and Wolf by Nakazato Yuji/Katayama Makoto · Miku's Pure Voice 1-2 by Igarashi Kaoru · Time Between Dog and Wolf 3 of 3
Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.
other manga available (6 January 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: Eyeshield 21 v33 · Tokkyu!! 7 · I Hate You More Than Anyone 3 · Shonen Magz 67 · Touch 23 · GodHand Teru 19 · SL: Bengal by Bayu Indie · Apollon on the Slope 1 by Kodama Yuki
- Level Comics: xxxHOLiC 6 · Psychometrist Eiji 10 · Master Of Sea 12 · Lucky Luke - Belle Starr
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