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Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.27 · Elex: 10.29 · Level: 10.29 · m&c!: 10.29
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB, Mon–Wed[Season finale] 29 October 2014, Wed
Bleach Season 7, 630pm WIB, Weekdays
Parasyte –the maxim– simulcast 10pm WIB, Thursdays
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB, Weekdays
Anime (on WakuWaku Japan): tsuritama, 930pm WIB, Mon–Thu

3.03.2010

I Love You, Suzuki-kun!! 1 by Ikeyamada Go and Love Deal by Minami Kanan (3L shoujo manga out now)

I Love You, Suzuki kun!! 1 (3L)

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.)

Love Deal by Minami Kanan

Love Deal (3L)

Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki
© Minami Kanan/Shogakukan
(First serialized in Sho-Comi)
Published in Indonesia
as Love Deal by 3L Comics

3L also releases its latest licensed Minami Kanan anthologyLove Deal—originally Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki, transliterated as A Love Transaction without Overcharging.

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 Heart's Preparation.

3L manga (2010.02.22 and 02.15)

Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.

  1. [New] 17th Years Old Mama (17 Sai no Mama) by Higuchi Marina
  2. 17歳のママ

    17 Sai no Mama17歳のママ 」 by Higuchi Marina
    Akita Shoten Princess Comics Petit Princess, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2005.10
    Related: 17 Sai no Mama Second Story (sequel, 2006.06)

  3. [New] Give Me Your Love (Suki wo Choudai) by Hazuki Kanae
  4. 好きをちょうだい

    Suki wo Choudai好きをちょうだい
    by Hazuki Kanae
    Akita Shoten Renai LOVE MAX, josei
    This volume first published in Japan 2005.09

    Contains:
    Give Me Your Love!, The Snake Kiss, Funny Couple, and It Sparkles!

  5. [Premiere] I Love You, Suzuki kun!! (Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!) 1 of 7+ by Ikeyamada Go
  6. 好きです鈴木くん!! 1

    Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!好きです鈴木くん!!
    by Ikeyamada Go
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.12

  7. [New] Love Deal (Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki) by Minami Kanan
  8. 掛け値ナシのLOVE取引

    Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki
    掛け値ナシのLOVE取引 」 by Minami Kanan
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2001.09

    This anthology contains Love Deal (Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki); Heart's Preparation (Kokoro Goku Ama-jitate); and Fictitious Myth - Second Rape (Kyokou Shinwa ~Second Rape~).

    Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki also appeared in the Shite Wagamama H anthology (published 2004.12)

[Via email, TB Gramedia, and Angelzon]

Synopses continued...

17th Years Old Mama

17 Sai no Mama17歳のママ 」 by Higuchi Marina
CAVEAT: Mature

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.

Give Me Your Love

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.

This anthology, tagged smut (like Hazuki Kanae-sensei's Voices of Love or Ai no Koe), also contains The Snake Kiss, Funny Couple, and It Sparkles!

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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4 comments:

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

wow~! these shoujo mangas are really kawaii!!!

huamulan03 said...

Yeah, especially I Love You, Suzuki kun!! ^^

Angel said...

Do you know if Kokoro Goku Ama-jitate (Very Sweetly Cut Heart) is also from Kanan Sensei...

huamulan03 said...

@Angel-san,
Hewo, hewo, and thank you for commenting ^^
Yes, “Kokoro Gaku Ama-jitate” is by Minami Kanan-sensei. It's included in the Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki anthology.

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