With that, the post writes itself.
Perfect Partner © Minami Kanan/Shogakukan
Kojin Jugyou (Private Lesson) © Yamada Komomo/Shogakukan
Published in Indonesia by PT Tiga Lancar Semesta/3L Comics
Getting as close to automatic writing as I can regardless, be prepared for gratuitous babbling.
I haven't actually set eyes on these two shoujo manga in bookstores; just saw them online. Don't blame me for the tardiness of the info (street date: 21 January 2010); 3L Comics refuses to entertain requests for release schedules. (Yes, I emailed them.)
In Perfect Partner by Minami Kanan (Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu), Aina's school adlibs a Pair Test. Teachers randomly divide the students into groups of two, with the pair's grades then determined by their cumulative scores. F-averaged Aina draws the school's brightest Shinga in the partner pool. Wanting to impress Shinga (who also happens to be Aina's crush), and reluctant to see his grades slide, Aina gives studying her Ganbarimasu! best. Her efforts seem to pay off, the net result being a closer relationship with Shinga. But just when it seems the romance is all rosy-pink, second-placer Sawaguchi barges in.
CAVEAT: Shoujo smut. (That Aina and Shinga's making out is broadcast over the school's PA system is probably the least of it.)
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
[Summaries adapted from Angelzon.com synopses]
To GET! or not to GET!
Private Lesson, serialized in Cheese! though it is, is a DO WANT! I wubbed Goshunjin-sama to Watashi that 3L released as Master and I early last year and I'm hoping this omnibus will induce a similar fangirl euphoria, if not exceed its predecessor's.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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