Bleach 19, Venus Capriccio 5 of 5, The Prince of Tennis 42 of 42 (m&c! manga out now)

The upside to delaying a manga sked (as if it were deliberate mode »ON) is that I can say which ones, if any, didn't ship, and for this week, that Batal/Mundur STO contingent counts Shanimuni GO volume 27 and Monika 132 among its ranks. The rest made it into stores as planned.

Venus Capriccio 5 (m&c!)

Venus Capriccio © Nishikata Mai/Hakusensha (Serialized in Hana to Yume)
Published in Indonesia by PT Gramedia/m&c!

Akira's dad, who had abandoned Akira and his mom years ago, arrives in Japan. Seeing Akira in the grip of suffering, Takumi barges into Akira's father's hotel and succeeds in getting father and son to mend the rift.

But the upshot of Takumi's meddling is Akira's eventual departure for Germany to live with his dad. Faced with the prospect of losing Akira, Takumi gathers up her courage to confess her true feelings —

— and thus the AkiraTakumi romance reaches its crescendo in the final volume of Nishikata Mai's Venus Capriccio.

Venus Capriccio isn't the only series finale. There's also Konomi Takeshi's The Prince of Tennis which closes the final battle between the Prince and the Child of God with volume 42: DEAR PRINCE. But don't start crying rivers yet. m&c! sez it is working to obtain the license to the sequel The New Prince of Tennis, billed as the start of Ryoma's new legend. (Apparently, the entire 42-volume prequel was nothing but an extended prologue.)

The third concluding manga is Dive!! by Mori Eto & Ikeno Masahiro, which asks the question: which of the 12 male divers will be going on to the Olympics?


Kirarin Revolution 1-6 (m&c!)

m&c! reissues Kirarin Revolution (volumes 1-6) in a box set priced at IDR 89,000. Nakahara An's shoujo series about a girl who becomes a idol has proven so popular with readers that it has been reissued twice (according to m&c!'s Zona tabloid for March). If you missed Kirari's trials and tribs in the entertainment world and her rabu triangle head- and heartaches with Hiroto and Seiji, here's your chance to satisfy your curiosity.

(I would like to point out though that the price of inquisitiveness doesn't come cheap. The box set is only IDR 1,000 less than if you had gotten all six volumes piecemeal.)

m&c! manga (2010.03.17)

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  1. [Resked] Bleach 19 of 44+ by Kubo Tite
  2. Bleach 19 (m&c!)

    BleachBLEACH-ブリーチ- 」 by Kubo Tite
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Subtitle: The Black Moon Rising
    Volume 19 first published in Japan 2005.10
    Bleach published in English by VIZ Media (volume 29 released 2009.12.01)

    Volume 19: The Black Moon Rising contains:
    159. Long Way to Say Goodbye
    160. Battle on Guillotine Hill
    161. Scratch the Sky
    162. Black Moon Rising
    163. The Speed Phantom 2 (Denial by Pride, Contradiction by Power)
    164. The One Who Changed the World
    165. The Dark Side of the Universe 2
    166. Black & White 2
    167. The Burial Chamber
    168. Behind Me, Behind You

    AWARDS: 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen category

    An anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot began airing in October 2004 and continues to this day (episode 260 aired 2010.03.02). Seiyuu Morita Masakazu and Orikasa Fumiko star as leads Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia. At least two OAVs and three theatrical movies—Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody, Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Another Hyōrinmaru, and Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name—have been released.

  3. [New] Charm Angel Star Soul (Charm Angel: Hoshi Tamashii) by Mori Chikako
  4. Charm Angel Star Soul (m&c!)

    Charm Angel Star Soulチャームエンジェル☆星魂
    by Mori Chikako
    Shogakukan Ciao Comics, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.04

  5. Dive!! 5 of 5 by Mori Eto & Ikeno Masahiro [Finale]
  6. Dive!! 5 (m&c!)

    by Mori Eto & Ikeno Masahiro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.07

  7. [Premiere] Happy Tail (Shippo de Happy!!) 1 of 2 by Anisaki Yuna
  8. Happy Tail 1 (m&c!)

    Shippo de Happy!!しっぽでハッピー!!
    by Anisaki Yuna
    Shogakukan Tentoumushi Comics, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2005.11

  9. Mahiru's Meteor (Mahiru no Nagareboshi) 2 of 3 by Iwaoka Meme
  10. Mahiru's Meteor 2 (m&c!)

    Mahiru no Nagareboshiまひるの流れ星☆☆
    by Iwaoka Meme
    Shogakukan Ciao Comics, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2008.09

  11. Miracle Mermaid 2 by Nozomieru Tsukiyo, Tachibana Mami
  12. The Prince of Tennis (Tennis no Oujisama) 42 of 42 by Konomi Takeshi [Finale]
  13. The Prince of Tennis 42 (m&c!)

    Tennis no Oujisamaテニスの王子様
    by Konomi Takeshi
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 42: Dear Prince first published in 2008.06
    The Prince of Tennis published in English by VIZ Media (volume 35 released 2010.01.05)
    Related series: Shin Tennis no Oujisama (two volumes, ongoing)

    Volume 42: Dear Prince contains chapters:
    Genius 372. Final Battle! The Prince vs The Child of God 2
    Genius 373. Final Battle! The Prince vs The Child of God 3
    Genius 374. Final Battle! The Prince vs The Child of God 4
    Genius 375. Final Battle! The Prince vs The Child of God 5
    Genius 376. Final Battle! The Prince vs The Child of God 6
    Genius 377. Final Battle! The Prince vs The Child of God 7
    Genius 378. Final Battle! The Prince vs The Child of God 8
    Genius 379. Dear Prince: To The Princes of Tennis

    The TeniPuri franchise includes a 178-episode anime TV series (aired from October 2001 to March 2005), at least four OAVs (The Prince of Tennis: A Day on Survival Mountain, 2003; Zenkoku Taikai Hen (The National Tournament), 13 episodes, 2006.03 - 2007.03; Zenkoku Taikai Hen Semifinal (The National Tournament Semifinal), six episodes, 2007.06 - 2008.01; and Zenkoku Taikai Hen Final (The National Tournament Final), seven episodes, 2008.04 - 2009.01), two movies (Tennis no Oujisama - Futari no Samurai, 2005, animated film; The Prince of Tennis, 2006, live-action), a short film (Atobe's Gift - The Prince of Tennis movie special), and 21 musicals, live concerts, and special re-runs.

  14. Shanimuni GO 27 of 32 by Ragawa Marimo POSTPONED
  15. Shanimuni GO 27 (m&c!)

    Shanimuni GOしゃにむにGO
    by Ragawa Marimo
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 27 first published in Japan 2007.10

  16. Venus Capriccio 5 of 5 by Nishikata Mai [Finale]
  17. Venus Capriccio 5 (m&c!)

    Venus Capriccioヴィーナス綺想曲
    by Nishikata Mai
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.09
    Venus Capriccio published in English by CMX (volume 3 released 2010.01.26)

  18. Yowamushi Pedal, Go! (Yowamushi Pedal) 6 of 11+ by Watanabe Wataru
  19. Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 6 (m&c!)

    Yowamushi Pedal弱虫ペダル
    by Watanabe Wataru
    Akita Shoten Weekly Shonen Champion, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2009.06

m&c! AMERO comics (2010.03.17)

  1. [New] Alien vs Predator: Thrill of the Hunt by Kennedy, Robinson, Pascoe
  2. [New] Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola, John Byrne
  3. Monika dan Kawan-Kawan (Turma da Mônica) 132: Pada suatu hari di hutan... by Mauricio (Mauricio de Sousa Produções) POSTPONED
  4. [Premiere] Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 1 of 10 by Lucasfilm Ltd.
  5. [New] Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 2 of 10 by Lucasfilm Ltd.
  6. [New] Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 3 of 10 by Lucasfilm Ltd.

m&c! Hongkong manhua (2010.03.17)

  1. The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 6 of 20: Rahasia Dewa (bagian akhir) by Khu Lung, Cai Jing Dong
  2. Long Hu Men (Oriental Heroes) 165: Persahabatan Emas by Tony Wong

(1) Sources: m&c! (artwork) and Elex Media (release schedule)
(2) All listed manga are priced at IDR 15,000 each, except Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 1-3, Alien vs Predator, and Hellboy (SRP: IDR 45,000 per volume); Long Hu Men 165 (IDR 60,000), and The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 6 (IDR 17,500)
(3) Links like this are Amazon.com (or other online merchants) search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)

UP NEXT: 24 March 2010 manga

Elex Media: Best Friend Survival! 1 by Nakamura Seiko · Black Butler 7 · Busou Renkin 9 · Cute Children 15 · Eyeshield 21 volume 35 · Legend of Nereid 3 · Let's Play 2 · Libero Revolution!! 8 · Nurse Diary 9 · Short Program Girl Type by Adachi Mitsuru · SORA - The Wingless Duck 15 · Wazabo 1 by Soyama Kazutoshi · Wild Life 3 · With My Brothers 2 · Shonen Star 63/2010

Level Comics: Angel Heart 2 · Bambino 2 · Doubt 3 · Jio 4 · Priest 3 · Team Medical Dragon 10 · Under the Rose 3 · Lucky Luke - Marcel Dalton · Lucky Luke - Phil Steel · Michel Vaillant - Night Ride

m&c!: Blizzard Axel 8 · Blooming Sakura by Saito Ken · Dragon Girl 2 · Happy Obachan by Akino Miru · Love Found in Astro Café by Misaki Aya · Monga's Earth 2 · Ohagi Number One Vol. 4 of 4 · Sakura Wars 8 · Monika: Horacic Park II · Goong 1-6 (box set)


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

other manga available this week (17 March 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: Change Guy 31 of 31 · Clock Clock by Morita Takashi · Dear Boys Act III 1 by Yagami Hiroki · Detektif Conan 56 · I am Here! 5 of 5 · Kekkaishi 2 · Kurozakuro 2 · Legend of The Cursed Sword 29 · MÄR 14 · Reborn Kumiho 18 · Ruler of The Land 47 · Treasure Gaust 5 · Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 14 · Western Shotgun 35
  • Level Comics: Rainbow 16 · Gokusen 12 · Exit 2 · Onsen Paradise 2 · Love and Collage 9 · Fire Investigator Nanase 1 by Hashimoto Izo & Ichikawa Tomoshige · Tomo'o 7 · Yakari - Dan Si Hewan Asing · Yakari - Dan Si Bison Putih · Lucky Luke - Oklahoma Jim · Smurf - Smurf Jahat

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♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

wow~!!! prince of tennis finale~!!! that is a must have!! i love ryoma!! :D

huamulan03 said...

For more Ryoma there's still The New Prince of Tennis (and After School Prince of Tennis) ongoing ^^

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