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3.02.2010

The Lovely Wizard 6, NG Life 7, The Gordian Knot 4 of 4 (m&c! 3 March 2010 manga)

Edited because The Lovely Wizard 6 is NOT the last volume >.<

The Lovely Wizard 6 (m&c!)

Renai Chuudokuteki Senjutsushi © Kawazoe Mariko, Kai Tohru/Shinshokan
Published in Indonesia as The Lovely Wizard by PT Gramedia/m&c!

On the watchout for the final Pluto — and instead I get this trio duo of finales: The Lovely Wizard (volume 6), The Gordian Knot (volume 4), and M.G. Darling (volume 3).

In the final latest Lovely Wizard, Senjutsushi to Saiyaku no Tsubo, celestial mages, both good and evil, vie for possession of the urn of disaster. Malevolent mage "One Thousand Faces" awakens from a hundred year sleep to likewise pursue the urn. Rurisen, the urn's maker, battles against "One Thousand Faces" and ... loses?

Gordian Knot's Banjo Yuuki's last Intelligence Challenge pits him and Natsuki against a master thief who steals a precious wall scroll* from the Ichimonji clan. To lure the burglar out, Banjo proposes holding a Proof of Love archery competition, a contest long outlawed by Ichimonji traditions. (*If hiasan gulung is not a scroll, then please provide your own translation.)

The third M.G. Darling sees Meteorite Guardian (Darling) Knight canceling his contract with Ouri. This after Ouri gathers up her courage to confess her love to him. Protectors and clients aren't allowed to be together, but Ouri, refusing to accept such authoritarian edicts, summons Knight once again. He reappears, but for what purpose?

This last volume also contains the story Side Land - I Call Your Name.

NEW TITLES

m&c! releases two shoujo standalones: Hug Me Kiss Me by Chiba Kozue and the second volume from Hazuki Rei's Reikun no Romantic TheaterStarlight Carnival. (The first Reikun no Romantic Theater tankou, Do Miracle, came out last February.)

Hug Me Kiss Me, originally Gyutto Shite Chuu and first serialized in Sho-Comi, tells of Mai's troubles with boyfriend of three months Yu; the relationship is apparently headed for the rocks as Yu, busy studying for his upcoming university admissions exams, barely has time for Mai.

Also contains the story Boyfriend.

Meanwhile, in Starlight Carnival, heroine Tsukiho, a senior high sophomore, begins to detest stars (literal, not figurative) after breaking up with boyfriend Shuu. Can new guy Kouki restore Tsukiho's faith in stars and love?

As for continuing series, Keidai begins to appreciate Serizawa after seeing Mikage and Shuna shrug off the burdens of the past in NG Life 7; a gravely wounded Ryota wanders into the Forbidden Zone and it's up to Maki to save him in My Secret Life 5 (penultimate volume); and Nanako tries to restore Aoi's lost memory by giving Aoi a special necklace in Rainbow Jewel 3.

Love Sign 1-5 (m&c!)

Koi*Oto © Usami Maki/Shogakukan
(First serialized in Betsucomi)
Published in Indonesia as
Love Sign by PT Gramedia/m&c!

REISSUES

All five volumes of Usami Maki's Love Sign (Koi*Oto) are reissued in a box set for IDR 74,000. That's Rp 200 off each volume, a small mercy if you haven't gotten this sweet shoujo series yet.

m&c! manga (2010.03.03)

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  1. The Gordian Knot (Gorudiosu no Musubime) 4 of 4 by Sakato Riku & Nose Naoki [Finale]
  2. The Gordian Knot 4 (m&c!)

    Gorudiosu no Musubimeゴルディオスの結び目
    by Sakato Riku & Nose Naoki
    Akita Shoten Shounen Champion Comics, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.04

  3. [New] Hug Me Kiss Me (Gyutto Shite Chuu) by Chiba Kozue
  4. Hug Me Kiss Me (m&c!)

    Gyutto Shite Chuuぎゅっとしてチュウ
    by Chiba Kozue
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.02

  5. The Lovely Wizard 6 of 7 (Renai Chuudokuteki Senjutsushi) by Kawazoe Mariko and Kai Tohru
  6. M.G. Darling 3 of 3 by Mizuto Aqua [Finale]
  7. MG Darling 3 (m&c!)

    M.G. DarlingM★G★ダーリン 」 by Mizuto Aqua
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2009.07

    Related series: Almighty X 10 (spin-off)

  8. My Secret Life (Ookami Nanka Kowakunai!) 5 of 6 by Midori Yukako
  9. My Secret Life 5 (m&c!)

    Ookami Nanka Kowakunai! by Midori Yukako
    狼なんかこわくない!
    Akita Shoten Princess Comics, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2000.04

  10. NG Life 7 of 9 by Kusanagi Mizuho
  11. NG Life 7 (m&c!)

    NG LifeNGライフ 」 by Kusanagi Mizuho
    AKA No Good Life
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2009.01
    NG Life published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 4 released 2010.02.02)

  12. Rainbow Jewel (Nanairo Jewel) 3 of 3+ by Kanaki Shiori
  13. Rainbow Jewel 3 (m&c!)

    Nanairo Jewelなないろジュエル
    by Kanaki Shiori, Fukuda Yukie, Yuuki Moira
    Shogakukan Tentoumushi Special), shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2008.04

  14. [New] Starlight Carnival (Starlight Carnival: Reikun no Romantic Theater 2) by Hazuki Rei
  15. Starlight Carnival (m&c!)

    Starlight Carnival: Reikun no Romantic Theater 2
    スターライト・カーニバル 玲くんのロマ2
    by Hazuki Rei
    Shogakukan Flower Comics, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 1998.12
    Related: Do Miracle: Reikun no Romantic Theater 1

NOTE
(1) Sources: m&c! (artwork) and Elex Media (release schedule)
(2) All manga listed priced at IDR 15,000, except the Love Sign box set (SRP: IDR 74,000)
(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: 10 March 2010 manga

Elex Media: The Bodyguard 2 · Cross Game 15 · Doraemon Pika-Pika 18 · Fruits 3 of 3 · Godhand Teru 21 · Hayate The Combat Butler 19 · Hyde & Closer 1 by Aso Haro · I am Here! 4 · Kaiser Z 11 · Kampfer 2 · Lum, The Invader Girl 20 · Nakayoshi Lovely 7 · The Puppet Master Lin 4 · Red Haired Snow White 1 by Akizuki Sorata · Touch 26 of 26 · Nakayoshi 78/2010 · Shonen Magz 69/2010

Level Comics: AirGear 9 · Doubt 2 · Go Go Hanasaki Detective Office 1 by Watanabe Wataru · Ice Forest 3 · Officer Monju 3 · Rumiko Takahashi's Best Short Story Collection 1 · Subaru 3 · Tokyo Juliet 12

m&c!: 5PM I Fall in Love by Nakamura Sayumi · Bad Girl's Hero by Mori Chikako · Flower of Queen 1 by Izumi Kaneyoshi · Jun X Ai Sensation 1 by Oobayashi Miyuki · March Our Heart Together by Shibano Yuka · My Heavenly Hockey Club 14 of 14 · My Sister and Me 5 · PPOI 9

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manga currently available (24 February 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: The Bodyguard 1 by Achi Taro & Madara Sai · Crows 4 · Demon King 29 · Eyeshield 21 vol. 34 · Fruits 1 by Kim LeeJeong · Hayate The Combat Butler 18 · I am Here! 3 · Legend of Nereid 1 by Hwang MiRee · New Little Ghost Q-Taro 2 · Ghost Sweeper Mikami 37 · Penguin Revolution 1 by Tsukuba Sakura · With My Brothers 1 by Tokeino Hari · Yureka 16 · Hanalala 47/2010
  • Level Comics: Black Lagoon 4 · Dream of Raspberry by Sato Maki · Hikayat Genji 1 by Yamato Waki · Miso-Com 2 · Restore Garage 251 vol.3 · A Spirit of The Sun 3 · Tokyo Juliet 11
  • m&c!: Bleach 18 · Blizzard Axel 7 · Charm Angel 6 · Golden Age 9 · Grown Up Girl by Washio Mie · Jinco from Room 203 vol. 2 · Monga's Earth 1 by Kikuta Hiroyuki & Komori Youichi · Mr. Super Clean 2 of 2 · Narutoya Ramen Road 7 · Miiko Fan Book · Momokan 5 · Ohagi Number One Vol. 3 · Princess' Love Secret by Shiraishi Yuki · Sakura Wars 7 · Special A 17 of 17 · Venus Capriccio 4 · Petualangan Pingu 4 · The Story of Wang Xiao Long 2 · KOLONI: Vienetta · Cherry 40

other manga available by 3 March 2010

  • Elex Media: Skip Beat! 16 · Ghost Hunt 11 · Pandora Hearts 7 · Maria Holic 2 · Penguin Revolution 2 · School Rumble 8 · Tale of Poor Sisters 3 · The Familiar of Zero 2 · Tokkyu!! 9 · First Love by Nishi Keiko · Fruits 2 · Kunimitsu 26 · New Little Ghost Q-Taro 3 · Nurse Diary 8 · Pocket Monster 13 · Legend of Nereid 2 · Katsu! 1 by Adachi Mitsuru · Sentaro 34
  • Level Comics: Akihabara @ Deep 2 · Cesare 2 · Fullmoon Honeymoon by Hara Chieko · Hellsing 3 · Ole! 2 · Tomo'o 6 · Zenith 3

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