This week

Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.20 · Elex: 10.22 · Level: 10.22 · m&c!: 10.22
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Parasyte –the maxim– simulcast Thursdays, 10pm
Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB (Mon–Wed)
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB (Mon–Fri)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Anime (on WakuWaku Japan):
tsuritama [Series Premiere] 23 October 2014, Thursday, 930pm WIB (Mon–Thu)

1.05.2010

Tsubasa 25, Otomen 7, Twinkle Stars 3, La Corda D'Oro 8 (Chuang Yi 6 January 2010 manga)

Also, the simplified Chinese versions of Bleach volume 42 and volume 7 of Toboso Yana's Kuroshitsuji (still the fastest tankou release outside Japan as far as I know).

星は歌う 3

Hoshi wa Utau © Takaya Natsuki/Hakusensha (Serialized in Hana to Yume)
Published in Singapore as Twinkle Stars by Chuang Yi

Syaoran faces a bitter decision in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle volume 25, as Tachibana Juta confronts one that just might blow the lid on his Sachihana Jewel-sensei alter ego in Otomen volume 7.

Meanwhile, Sakuya's troubles with Chihiro refuse to go away and as if that weren't enough headache, someone from her past drops by the school in volume 3 of Takaya Natsuki's Twinkle Stars. (Chuang Yi sez this Hoshi wa Utau volume is also available in exclusive GOLD & SILVER first print editions, if that's your preference.)

Kaho-chan, on the other hand, has a different set of problems—she ends up on a double date with Tsukimori AND Tsuchiura in La Corda D'Oro volume 8.

The rest of the Chuang Yi synopses and covers are after the manga list.

Chuang Yi English manga (2010.01.06)

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  1. Bakegyamon 4 of 5 by Tamura Mitsuhisa
  2. Bakegyamon妖逆門 」 by Tamura Mitsuhisa & Fujita Kazuhiro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.02
    Alternative English BakéGyamon version published by VIZ Media (five volumes)

  3. La Corda D'Oro (Kin Iro no Corda) 8 of 13+ by Kure Yuki
  4. Kin Iro no Corda金色のコルダ 」 by Kure Yuki
    Hakusensha LaLa, LaLa DX, and LaLa Special, shoujo
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2007.03
    Alternative English La Corda D'Oro version published by VIZ Media (volume 11 released 2009.10.06)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa (latest Indonesian tankou: 6)

  5. Otomen 7 of 9+ by Kanno Aya
  6. Otomenオトメン(乙男) 」 by Kanno Aya
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2009.03
    Alternative English Otomen published by VIZ Media (volume 4 released 2009.11.03)
    Published in Indonesian by Elex Media (latest tankoubon: volume 7)

    A live-action drama starring Okada Masaki (as Asuka) and Kaho (Ryo) aired on Japan's Fuji TV from 1 August to 3 November 2009. Okada-san and Kaho-san both appeared in the 2007 movie, Tennen Kokekkou or A Gentle Breeze in the Village. Okada-san (also Sekime Kyogo in Hana-Kimi Ike-para) played Osawa Hiromi, boyfriend of Tennen Kokekkou's lead Migita Soyo (Kaho-san).

  7. [Resked] S.A 9 of 17 by Minami Maki
  8. S.AS・A スペシャル・エー 」 by Minami Maki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2007.02
    Alternative English S.A version published by VIZ Media (volume 14 street date: 2010.01.05)
    Published in Indonesia by m&c! (15 volumes, ongoing)

  9. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 25 of 28 by CLAMP
  10. Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLEツバサ 」 by CLAMP
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 25 first published in Japan 2008.11
    Another English Tsubasa version published by Del Rey (volume 25 street date: 2010.01.26)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz (latest Indonesian tankou: 12)

  11. Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) 3 of 6+ by Takaya Natsuki

NOTE
(1) Source: Chuang Yi as at 4 January 2010
(2) Links like this are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

Oh. And as clearly indicated in the list above, S.A 9 didn't release last December, accounting for its reappearance here. (The same fate befell the simplified Chinese BLOODY MONDAY 11 finale.)

Chuang Yi synopses

Bakegyamon 4

妖逆門 」 by Tamura Mitsuhisa & Fujita Kazuhiro
ISBN: 978-981-276-526-0
MSRP: SGD 8.50

Bakegyamon 4 (Chuang Yi)

In the magical land of Gyaku Japan, Sanshiro has cleared the semi-quarter finals of the Gyaku Tokyo Tower tournament! He is now one of the best four players in this mini game! Will Sanshiro emerge as the winner of the tournament? And what strange twist awaits this deadly game, as Sanshiro finally finds himself face-to-face with the real Bakegyamon?

La Corda D'Oro 8

Kin Iro no Corda金色のコルダ 」 by Kure Yuki
ISBN: 978-981-276-141-5
MSRP: SGD 8.50

La Corda D'Oro 8 (Chuang Yi)

On the very day of the third selection, Lili reveals to Kahoko that the magic on her violin is about to fade away. Nevertheless, in an effort to show how serious she is about the concours, she bravely takes the stage, determined to finish what may very well be her swan song. Without the magic violin to guide her playing from now on, how will Kahoko continue to pursue her newfound interest in music? And how did she end up going on a double date with Tsukimori AND Tsuchiura?

Otomen 7

オトメン(乙男) 」 by Kanno Aya
ISBN: 978-981-4297-04-2
MSRP: SGD 8.50

Otomen 7 (Chuang Yi)

The kendo club is holding a training camp at school, and manly man Captain Masamune has attracted the attention of a female ghost who precisely happens to hate the macho type! And speaking of ironic misunderstandings, Tachibana's little cross-dressing debut as Jewel Sachihana has come back to haunt him. Not only is his editor now gleefully booking live appearances for [Sensei], a fan letter from his first love has left him torn between protecting his secret and pouring his heart out to her!

S.A 9

S・A スペシャル・エー 」 by Minami Maki
ISBN: 978-981-276-404-1
MSRP: SGD 8.50

S.A 9 (Chuang Yi)

At London, Takishima's grandfather instructs Hikari to distance herself from Kei, claiming that otherwise, Kei will keep pushing himself to his limits just to accommodate her. Peeved and disappointed that she is seen as her rival's weakness, she decides to do just that. Before returning to Japan, however, she bumps into a certain Prince by the name of Finn, and somehow manages to end up getting engaged to his royal highness...?!

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 25

ツバサ 」 by CLAMP
ISBN: 978-981-276-846-9
MSRP: SGD 8.50

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 25 (Chuang Yi)

Standing in the eerily frozen and empty ruins, Syaoran begins the tale of his fateful cross-dimensional meeting with Sakura. As though drawn together by a thread of inevitability, the two children immediately take to each other, with Syaoran making a solemn promise to protect Sakura. But on the final day of her cleansing ritual, disaster strikes. The ominous figure of Fei Wong Reed appears and binds a seal of death on Sakura. In order to save her, Syaoran now has to make the painful decision of leaving his family, forever...

Twinkle Stars 3

Hoshi wa Utau星は歌う 」 by Takaya Natsuki
ISBN: 978-981-276-996-1
MSRP: SGD 8.90

Twinkle Stars 3 (Chuang Yi)

Things at life and school are not going too smoothly for Sakuya. Kanade is still mad with Chihiro, and her last chance at attending summer camp in high school may be threatened by her poor grades! While trying to cope with the stress of her upcoming term test, Sakuya asks Chihiro if he would come over to talk and smooth things out with Kanade, but will the aloof Chihiro entertain such a request? And just who is the strange person out of Sakuya's past who pays her a sudden visit in school?

Chuang Yi simplified Chinese manga (2010.01.06)

Bleach 42 (Chuang Yi)

Bleach © Kubo Tite/
Shueisha

Aside from Bleach 42: Shock of the Queen, the rescheduled conclusion to BLOODY MONDAY, and Kuroshitsuji volume 7, Chuang Yi also releases the simplified Chinese Letter Bee (Tegami Bachi) volume 5 by Asada Hiroyuki and XBLADE volume 8 by Shiki Satoshi & Ida Tatsuhiko.

Next Chuang Yi manga release: 19 January 2010

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)

disclaimer

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

other manga available this week (6 January 2010 street date; Indonesia)

  • 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
  • m&c!: NG Life 5 · PLUTO 6 · Psychic Detective Yakumo 2 of 2 · My Secret Life 3 · The Gordian Knot 2 · Sayap Yang Tak Bisa Terbang by YASUKO · Rainbow Jewel 1 by Kanaki Shiori

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2 comments:

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

hmm..the series goes on eh..? i wonder how exactly the S.a and la cordo d'oro will finish..too long~!haha..better to read one-shots :P

huamulan03 said...

@♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ -san,
Care to recommend any one shots? ^^ Two of my favorites--at least two that I can recall off the top of my head--are Blanc Marie by Yoshihara Yuki and Non-chan to Watashi by Yoshino Aki.

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