Suki desu Suzuki-kun!! © Ikeyamada Go/Shogakukan (Serialized in Sho-Comi)
Published in Indonesia as I Love You, Suzuki kun by PT Tiga Lancar Semesta/3L
Also, 17th Years Old Mama by Higuchi Marina and Give Me Your Love by Hazuki Kanae. Blurbs after the fake cut.
3L-san (yes, this is my contact's handle) actually gave me the heads up about two weeks ago, so it's not his/her fault that this manga advisory is delayed. The blame's all mine this time. Well, RL's really, but you don't wanna hear no boring backstory. So, diving in: Ikeyamada Go's latest shoujo series—Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!—kicks off its Indonesian run as I Love You, Suzuki kun!!
I Love You, Suzuki kun!! is a love rectangle story starring two Suzuki-kun's (not sibs) and the girls they fall for. Hikaru can't tear his eyes away from meganekko Sayaka whom he espied rehearsing at the school's rooftop. Chihiro, Hikaru's childhood friend, aches at seeing Hikaru getting closer to Sayaka. Shinobu, the other Suzuki-kun, pines for (the broken-hearted) Chihiro.
The art (bishies!) is very Ikeyamada-sensei (Moe Kare!!, Midori is a Tomboy), so that alone was enough to make me GET! That early buzz about this acting/basketball troped series has been largely positive only reinforced the buy. (I only hope that the rabu musical chairs, if any, don't end up like Moe Kare!!'s.)
Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki
© Minami Kanan/Shogakukan
(First serialized in Sho-Comi)
Published in Indonesia
as Love Deal by 3L Comics
Burdened with her father's debts,
Love Deal heroine Ami makes money by charging boys a fee for keeping them company. Hakomori Group scion Ruka offers her an obscene amount to pose as his girlfriend at a dinner held by his parents. Ami's behavior during the dinner antagonizes the snooty 'rents, but only makes Ruka even more determined to monopolize Ami.
Aside from the title story, this anthology also contains
Heart's Preparation (
Kokoro Goku Ama-jitate), about a girl, a popular guy, and the Valentine's chocolates he wheedles from her, and
Fictitious Myth - Second Rape (
Kyokou Shinwa ~Second Rape~) that from the title ought to provide a Big Hint as to its plot.
CAVEAT: Shoujo smut. At least, it's not (that) gratuitous. I lurved
Love Deal and
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- [New] 17th Years Old Mama (17 Sai no Mama) by Higuchi Marina
- [New] Give Me Your Love (Suki wo Choudai) by Hazuki Kanae
- [Premiere] I Love You, Suzuki kun!! (Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!) 1 of 7+ by Ikeyamada Go
- [New] Love Deal (Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki) by Minami Kanan
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17 Sai no Mama 「 １７歳のママ 」 by Higuchi Marina
Based on real-life stories about underage mothers:
Both of us are 17 years old and madly in love... A love that has resulted in a pregnancy. My boyfriend proposes marriage, but my parents are against it. There'll also be trouble if the school finds out and we don't know how we're going to raise our child. But I don't want to abort my baby. I want to become a Mama!
There are actually two volumes to this series. The sequel is titled 17 Sai no Mama Second Story.
Suki wo Choudai 「 好きをちょうだい 」 by Hazuki Kanae
My heart races... His words... his gentleness... Sometimes, I want to run away but I like him and want to be with him always!
I assume the first person POV blurb above refers to the title story.
It also appears that Hazuki-sensei's Hori High School (Horikou Hanemono Ranger) is Coming Soon.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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