1/2 no Ringo © Koyama Yukari/Kodansha (Serialized in Kiss)
Published in Indonesia as Half an Apple by Elex Media/Level Comics
I want to meet the one person destined for me. -Hikaru
ikaru believes in soulmates being two halves of an apple and is willing to wait patiently for her destined half. She is reunited with Shindou, her senior back in high school after ten years. Could he be The One (Half)?
One of Hikaru's co-workers, Natsuko, meanwhile, believes in giving it her all to snag the one she wants. Is she eyeing the aloof Eiji who keeps his emotions under wraps? Find out how these four fare in love and life in Koyama Yukari's josei romance, Half an Apple, volume 1 available in bookstores now.
Half an Apple (some info from Baka-Updates Manga gratefully acknowledged) isn't the only new manga Level rolls out this week. We also get Miso-Com, another Kiss-serialized josei slice of life and the seinen standalone E' Dash.
Miso-Com by Yonezawa Rika stars 30-year old Noro Emi whose attempts at getting boyfriend Takahiro to marry her fail spectacularly. Undaunted, Emi scours high and low for a replacement who will meet her at the altar with a resounding
We find another fateful encounter in Morimi Ashita's E'dash: Moeza Sora, heir to a public bath house, sets out for school one day, feeling that something's afoot. His premonition proves right when he espies a green-haired girl, sunning herself in one corner of the school yard. Who is this mysterious girl and why has she appeared before Sora?
It's the final showdown between the Zombies and Nakagawa in the much-awaited ending of the third in the
Zombies series that also includes prequels Fly, Daddy, Fly and Revolution No. 3 (also published by Level).
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- 3X3 Eyes (Sazan Eyes) volume 29 of 40 by Takada Yuzo
- [New] E' Dash (E') by Morimi Ashita
- [Premiere] Half an Apple (1/2 no Ringo) 1 of 14 by Koyama Yukari
- Haruka 17 v8 of 19 by Yamazaki Sayaka
- [Premiere] Miso-Com (30 Kon Miso-com) 1 of 9+ by Yonezawa Rika
- Speed 4 of 4 by Kaneshiro Kazuki & Akishige Manabu [Finale]
- Yugo the Negotiator 20 of 22 by Akana Shu and Makari Shinji
- Smurf - Smurf dan Krawakakrwa (The Smurfs and the Howlibird) by Peyo
(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 10 February 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, except where noted)
(2) Manga above carry an IDR 17,000 SRP, with the exception of Yugo The Negotiator 20 (IDR 19,000) and 3X3 Eyes 29 and Haruka 17 volume 8 (IDR 18,000 each). The Smurfs comics retails for IDR 35,000/volume.
Yakumo tries to stop the resurrection of the strongest Sanjiyan Kaiyanwan, but the demon god's faithful follower Benares renders Yakumo and his companions' efforts in vain. Ushas commits the ultimate sacrifice to save Pai even as the body of Kaiyanwan approaches perfect restoration.
HARUKA 17 VOLUME 8
「 はるか１７ 」 by Yamazaki Sayaka
Sakitani tries to tempt Haruka into joining Fine Production while Momohara is dangled a three-fold raise to transfer, along with Yu, to the Mikami Company. How will Haruka, Momohara, and Yu answer these enticing offers? And how will Fukuhara taking losing two of his best artists?
YUGO THE NEGOTIATOR 20
Yugo 「 勇午 」 by Akana Shu and Makari Shinji
This time, hostage negotiator Yugo joins a Palestinian terrorist cell headed by Urji. Urji, who joined the PPFC after losing his family, is targeted by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Can Yugo save Urji and the other Palestinian citizens without resorting to a suicide bombing?
Les Schtroumpfs et le Cracoucass
© Peyo/Dupuis (1969.01)
Published in Indonesia as
Smurf dan Krawakakrwa
by Level Comics
SMURF - SMURF DAN KRWAKAKRWA
Les Schtroumpfs 5: Les Schtroumpfs et le Cracoucass (The Smurfs and the Howlibird) by Peyo
Smurf yang Beda Dari Smurf Lain (The Smurf Not Like the Others)
Wikipedia summarized these two stories already, so I'm quoting those partially here:
The Smurfs and the Howlibird
Papa Smurf tries to create a new fertilizer, but it transforms an ordinary flower into a smurfivore plant. After destroying the plant, two smurfs try to get rid of the fertilizer throwing it in a lonely place. However, a bird swallows it and becomes a huge, destructive monster named theHowlibird[burung krwakakrwa]....
The Smurf Not Like the Others
While all Smurfs live happily in the village, one smurf unlike the others just wants to seek new horizons....
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.
manga available this week (10 February 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: Q.E.D. 33 · Alice Academy 12 · Tokkyu!! 8 · Nakayoshi 77, AAA 4 of 4 · I am Here! 1 by Toyama Ema · School Rumble 7 · Tale of Poor Sisters 2 · Libero Revolution! 7 · Crows 3
- m&c!: The Prince of Tennis 41 · GunsLinger Girls 10 · Hanami 2 · Miracle Ball 9 · Pedang Maha Dewa: Fore Story IV Book 2 of 2 · Miracle Ice Angel by Imai Yasue · Phantasm by Amagakure Gido · Monika 131 (Plus PAKET VALENTINE)
related monthly schedules
Level Comics February 2010 manga
Premiering The Tale of Genji by Waki Yamato, Ole! by Tatsuki Nohda, Diamond Life by Fujiwara Akira, Half an Apple 1 by Koyama Yukari, and Miso-Com 1 by Yonezawa Rika · Concluding: Bond by Momochi Reiko
Level Comics January 2010 manga, manhwa, and manhua
Premiering Priest by Hyung MinWoo · E' Dash by Morimi Ashita · Great Edo City Report by Takahashi Shu · The Swan Robe by Kodama Yuki · The Drops of God by Agi Tadashi · Exit by Fujita Takami · Fist Of The Blue Sky by Hara Tetsuo · Onsen Paradise by Kikuchi Shota · Ravages of Time by Chen Mou · Revolution No. 3 by Kaneshiro Kazuki · Akihabara@Deep by Ishida Ira