Updated with m&c! summaries and covers
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Goong © Park SoHee/Seoul Cultural Publishers (Serialized in Wink)
Published in Indonesia as Goong [Palace Story] by PT Gramedia/m&c!
Shin begs Hyorin to help him forget ChaeKyeong. ChaeKyeong, who finds out that Shin is engaged to Hyorin from a magazine article, insists on attending a goukon.
Will Shin marry Hyorin? Will ChaeKyeong meet a replacement soulmate? Are the answers in Goong volume 18??
Well, we'll have to GET! it to find out, won't we? (And may I just note that that there Goong cover is misleading; This volume demands tissues!)
Meanwhile, what's happening with Chiemi and Hirata? The previous Pure Love Kamikaze Captain came out so long ago, I don't even remember what the last storm in a teacup was. I need to reread all 10 Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou! manga before tackling volume 11 that m&c! is releasing this Wednesday.
Edit: Well, it seems that because of his grades, Hirata has been given two weeks to shape up or ship out. If he doesn't get good marks in the upcoming test, he won't graduate with the rest of the class. So now Hirata has turned into a library-haunting gariben — and it's Chiemi's fault??
NEW TITLES: Red Devil of Onigawara Yokocho 1 by Yagami Chitose
Yagami Chitose-sensei's shoujo series don't normally delve into the paranormal, but Red Devil of Onigawara Yokocho or Onigawara Yokochou Sanchoume (left) apparently does. The two-volume manga features a heroine, Kanade, who moves in with her grandfather when her parents go abroad. Grandpa owns an antique shop on Yokocho Sancho-me, and one fine day, Kanade breaks a horned crystal ball in the shop. Out comes Oni, the
Red Devil of Onigawara Yokocho who triggers the switch for ::fangirl mode »ON!:: in Kanade. (Click on the cover for a bigger does of Oni yumminess.)
As for the other manga —
Satoko, who wants Ken to praise her, undergoes a beauty makeover in Momokan 6. It's so formidable that Ken doesn't recognize her. What's more Momo gets mad at Satoko! And not just in Momo Land—another makeover is in the works in cute girl haven as Nobue, Chika, Miu, and Ana try to rehab Matsuri in The Strawberry Marshmallow 5.
m&c! is reissuing Watase Yuu's Imadoki! (volumes 1-5 of 5) and Takase Yuka's I Love You (volumes 1-6 of 6) — series I bought way back in 2003, when I (re)started reading manga with a vengeance. (And m&c! still had enough stock, after seven years to reissue??)
Imadoki! stars Yamazaki Tanpopo, a country girl transplanted from Hokkaido to the elite Meio School in Tokyo. Genki and indomitable as anything, our
Dandelion bests not only those who would bully her but also the iron-faced Kugyo Kouki who rules the snooty school. (I remember thinking this was another Hanadan while I was reading it, but it isn't. Additionally, its charm remains as fresh now as when I first
sniffled through read it seven years ago.)
The heroine of I Love You, Ishida Nijiko, keeps her broken home intact by taking care of her three brothers and father. What does classmate Kusakabe have to say about the teenage mom?
Just a warning: If you haven't read this series and are thinking of trying it out, GET! all six volumes. Cliffies, you know.
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- Goong 18 of 22+ by Park SoHee
- Momokan 6 of 6+ by Shirakawa Kikuno
- Pure Love Kamikaze Captain (Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou!) 11 of 13 by Seino Shizuru
- [Premiere] Red Devil of Onigawara Yokocho (Onigawara Yokochou Sanchoume) 1 of 2 by Yagami Chitose
- The Strawberry Marshmallow (Ichigo Mashimaro) 5 of 6+ by Barasui
- [Reissue] I Love You 1 of 6 by Takase Yuka
- [Reissue] I Love You 2 of 6 by Takase Yuka
- [Reissue] I Love You 3 of 6 by Takase Yuka
- [Reissue] I Love You 4 of 6 by Takase Yuka
- [Reissue] I Love You 5 of 6 by Takase Yuka
- [Reissue] I Love You 6 of 6 by Takase Yuka [Finale]
- [Reissue] Imadoki! 1 of 5 by Watase Yuu
- [Reissue] Imadoki! 2 of 5 by Watase Yuu
- [Reissue] Imadoki! 3 of 5 by Watase Yuu
- [Reissue] Imadoki! 4 of 5 by Watase Yuu
- [Reissue] Imadoki! 5 of 5 by Watase Yuu [Finale]
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~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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- Level Comics: 3X3 Eyes 30 · Akihabara @ Deep 3 · Blade of Immortal 6 · Feverish Girl 10 of 10 · Fight! Ippo 75 · Iliad 2 · Jepang Tenggelam 6 · Magister Negi Magi 21 · New Comic Bomber 1 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko · Ole! 3 · Restore Garage 251 vol 4 · Yugo The Negotiator 21
- m&c!: Bakugan 2 · Golden Age 10 · The Lovely Wizard 7 of 7 · PPOI 10 · Sparkling Gingachou 8 · The Story of Wang Xiao Long 3 of 3 · KOLONI: Heart Trick · KOLONI: Chibi Attack · KOLONI: Garudaboi 1 by Galang Tirtakusuma · Cherry 41 · Goong 7-12 (box set) · Mint-Na Bokura (We are Twins) 1-6 (reissue)
next available manga (7 April 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: Best Friend Survival! 2 · Crows 5 · The Familiar of Zero 3 · Godhand Teru 22 · LUM, The Invader Girl 21 · MÄR 15 of 15 · New Little Ghost Q-Taro 4 · Pandora Hearts 8 · Pangeran Kacamata 1 by Mizukami Wataru · The Real Fake Princess 2 · School Rumble 9 · Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 15 · Wazabo 2 · With My Brothers 3 · Yakitate!! Japan 17 · Shonen Magz 70/2010
- Level Comics: Basara 12 · Life 20 of 20 · Master of Sea 13 · Nurse Aoi 10 · Show Me The Money 1 by Lin Xin Ying