My Sweet Kaicho 8, Pure Love Kamikaze Captain 12, School Hotel 1 by Morie Satoshi (m&c! 21 April 2010 manga) [UPDATED]

And because I couldn't decide whether to lead with Misa-chan and the Café Maid Latte meido-tachi (My Sweet Kaicho volume 8) or with Hirata (Pure Love Kamikaze Captain 12), School Hotel grabs the spotlight.

School Hotel 1 (m&c!)

Gakkou Hotel © Morie Satoshi/Hakusensha (First serialized in Hana to Yume)
Published in Indonesia as School Hotel by PT Gramedia/m&c!

For students who don't dare reveal their real selves, there's a haven called the Gakkou or School Hotel. Does smart Kenrin High student Tenno Toriko fit the “misfit” bill? If she doesn't, how come she's offered a place at this unique learning institution?

[Adapted from Midnight Scans & Intercross' description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]

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On first ogle, you might be misled into thinking School Hotel the creation of Takagi Shigeyoshi, manga-ka of Flower in a Storm/Hana ni Arashi; you'd be forgiven for thinking thus. Morie Satoshi-sensei is Takagi Shigeyoshi-sensei's twin sister, which probably accounts for the uncanny affinity in drawing style (although Hakusensha might've also had a hand in the similarity). Reasons regardless, if Morie-sensei is as adept in manga plotting as her sister, then I'm Sold! on School Hotel. In any case, it's a short series — only two volumes just like Flower in a Storm — which shouldn't endanger my biblioholic book culling program overmuch. (Excuses, excuses...)

m&c! rounds out the debuts with two more shoujo titles this 21st April: My Secret Guy by Washio Mie and Sayaka, I Love You! by Wao Akira.

Edit: I was right about these two new titles—they are Tokkou Sayaka I Love You and Himitsu no Shitsuji-kun—as borne out by the artwork released 4.20.

As with School Hotel, I'm 99.9% sure that Sayaka, I Love You! by Wao Akira is Tokkou Sayaka I Love You特攻サヤカ☆愛羅武勇 」. The official m&c! covers, slated for uploading into fesbuk Tuesday, will confirm if that remaining 0.1 percent tripped me up. At any rate, if it is, this standalone is likely related to Wao Akira-sensei's earlier Yankee Girl/part of the Tokkou Sayaka... series (a reasonable inference given that Yankee Girl's original title is Tokkou Sayaka Yoroshiku). Don't ask me though what Sayaka, I Love You (or even Yankee Girl) is all about. I haven't the foggiest.

The surety percentage drops to an arbitrary 30% with Washio Mie's My Secret Guy. In the absence of an m&c! cover, I speculate that this title is Himitsu no Shitsuji-kunひみつの執事くん 」, about a girl (Satsuki) who stumbles on to her classmate Okuno-kun's secret identity as a butler in a tea house and blackmails him into granting her deepest, darkest “wish.” [Adapted from Divine Sanctuary's description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]

FINALES: Happy Tail!, Monga's Earth, and My Secret Life

Concluding manga rival the premieres in number. Happy Tail! (Shippo de Happy!!), Anisaki Yuna's heartwarming, non-smut tale of a girl and her some kind of wonderful pooch ends with volume 2's release, as does another Tentoumushi kin, Kikuta Hiroyuki & Komori Youichi's Monga's Earth (Monga no Daichi), about a boy and his eponymous flying squirrel Monga, closing at volume 3.

The werewolf-troped My Secret Life (Ookami Nanka Kowakunai!) by Midori Yukako wraps with volume 6.

Death Note 12 (m&c!)

BESTSELLER REISSUES: Death Note volumes 10 to 12

The Death Note Paket Biru (Blue set) comprising volumes 10 through 12 also streets on the 21st — to the tune of IDR 42,750/set or IDR 14,250 apiece. This repackaging represents the second such reissue, m&c! having first rereleased these (overstocked?) volumes a year ago. « Edit: Wondering if this Paket Biru will really street; the m&c! advisory doesn't include it (though Elex's STO does). Guess we'll find out on the 21st.

m&c! manga and manhua (2010.04.21)

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

  1. Dragon Girl 3 of 5 by Fujieda Tohru
  2. Dragon Girl 3 (m&c!)

    Dragon Girlドラゴン★ガール
    by Fujieda Tohru
    Akita Shoten Princess, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2007.11
    Dragon Girl published in English by Yen Press (volume 1 street date: 2010.09.28)

  3. Happy Tail! (Shippo de Happy!!) 2 of 2 by Anisaki Yuna [Finale]
  4. Happy Tail! 2 (m&c!)

    Shippo de Happy!!しっぽでハッピー!!
    by Anisaki Yuna
    Shogakukan Tentoumushi Comics, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.01

  5. The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 7 of 20: Sengketa Dewa (bagian awal) by Khu Lung, Cai Jing Dong
  6. Monga's Earth (Monga no Daichi) 3 of 3 by Kikuta Hiroyuki, Komori Youichi [Finale]
  7. [New] My Secret Guy (Himitsu no Shitsuji-kun) by Washio Mie
  8. My Secret Guy (m&c!)

    Himitsu no Shitsuji-kunひみつの執事くん
    by Washio Mie
    AKA The Secret Butler
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.09

  9. My Secret Life (Ookami Nanka Kowakunai!) 6 of 6 by Midori Yukako [Finale]
  10. My Sweet Kaicho (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) 8 of 9+ by Fujiwara Hiro
  11. My Sweet Kaicho 8 (m&c!)

    Kaichou wa Maid-sama!会長はメイド様!
    by Fujiwara Hiro
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2009.09
    Maid Sama! published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 4 released 2010.03.30; volume 5 street date: 2010.06.29)

    AWARDS: Fujiwara Hiro-sensei won the 'Outstanding Debut' award at the 31st Hakusensha Athena Newcomers Awards in Japan for this manga.

    A 13-episode anime adaptation by J.C. Staff, starring seiyuu Fujimura Ayumi as Ayuzawa Misaki and Okamoto Nobuhiko as Usui Takumi began airing April 2010 on TBS and Animax Asia. An earlier released Kaichou wa Maid-sama! drama CD featured Kobayashi Sanae and Sugita Tomokazu as Misaki and Usui.

  12. Pure Love Kamikaze Captain (Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou!) 12 of 13 by Seino Shizuru
  13. Pure Love Kamikaze Captain 12 (m&c!)

    Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou!純愛特攻隊長!
    by Seino Shizuru
    Kodansha Betsufure, shoujo
    Volume 12 first published in Japan 2009.04
    Published in English as Love Attack by TOKYOPOP (six volumes, dropped)

    Related: Junai Tokkou Taichou! Honki (sequel, volume 2 street date: 2010.05)

  14. [New] Sayaka, I Love You! (Tokkou Sayaka I Love You) by Wao Akira
  15. Sayaka, I Love You! (m&c!)

    Tokkou Sayaka I Love You by Wao Akira
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.12

  16. [Premiere] School Hotel (Gakkou Hotel) 1 of 2 by Morie Satoshi
  17. School Hotel 1 (m&c!)

    Gakkou Hotel学校ホテル
    by Morie Satoshi
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.03

m&c! AMERO comics (2010.04.21)

  1. Hellboy 2: Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola
  2. Monika dan Kawan-Kawan (Turma da Mônica) 133 by Mauricio (Mauricio de Sousa Produções)
  3. Monika: Horacic Park III by Mauricio
  4. Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 4 of 10 by Haden Blackman, Ryan Kaufman, Thomas Andrews, Matt Fillbach, Shawn Fillbach, featuring: Another Fine Mess, The Brink, Orders, and Descent

(1) Sources: m&c! (artwork and release schedule) and Elex Media (STO 21 April 2010)
(2) All listed manga are priced at IDR 15,000 each, save for The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 7 (SRP: IDR 17,500), Monika: Horacic Park III (IDR 19,900), and Star Wars 4 and Hellboy 2 (IDR 45,000/each)
(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) who will reconfirm the new titles and probably add more blurbs after Tuesday

UP NEXT: 28 April 2010 manga

Elex Media: Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji 3 · Eyeshield 21 v36 · Fullmetal Alchemist 22 · Kaiser Z 12 · Kunai Legend 1 by Iori Tabasa · Legend of Nereid 6 · One Piece 54 · Penguin Revolution 4 V3 · The Puppet Master Lin 6 · The Ruler of Nabari 9 · Sora - The Wingless Duck 16 · Trigun Maximum 14 of 14 · With My Brothers 4 · X-Zone 3 · HanaLaLa 49/2010 · Angels Eye by Dwiyani Christy, Girls of Alps Heidi by Igarashi Yumiko, Precious Moment by Esvandiari Sant, Doraemon Movie 1 - The Records of Nobita Spaceblazer (FIRST) and Doraemon Movie 1 - The Records of Nobita Spaceblazer (LAST) (RE-STO)

Level Comics: Angel Heart 3 · Eagle 10 · Jio 5 · Love Affair 5 · Restore Garage 251 vol. 5 · Lucky Luke - Lucky Luke vs Joss Jamon · Lucky Luke - Nabi Palsu · Michel Vaillant - Para Sponsor · Yakari - Yakari dan Sang Rajawali

m&c!: Battle Brawlers Bakugan 3 · Bleach 22 · Born To Cook 6 · C-Blossom 1 by Shimotsuki Kayoko/Fukui Harutoshi · Goong [Palace Story] 19 · My Fragile Love 1 by Miyawaki Yukino · My Fragile Love 2 · My Fragile Love 3 of 3 · Shanaou Yoshitsune - Genpei War 1 by Sawada Hirofumi · Tokyo Angels 1 by Fujii Mihona · White Paper Ark 5 · The Story of Wang Fenglei 1 by Tony Wong · Hand 7 No. 2 · PenDragon 2 · Tengu-Do 2 · KOLONI: Garudayana 2 · Cherry 42 · Shanaou Yoshitsune volumes 7-12 (box set)


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

manga currently available (14 April 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: Black Butler 8 · The Bodyguard 3 · Butterfly Cloud by Ashihara Hinako · Crows 6 · Ghost Sweeper Mikami 38 · Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon 1 by Fujiko F Fujio · Kunimitsu 27 of 27 · Libero Revolution 9 · Love Honor 1 by Yamada Daisy · Maria Holic 3 · Nodame Cantabile 22 · Nurse Diary 10 of 10 · Pangeran Kacamata 2 · Rebirth 24 · Tale of Poor Sisters 4 of 4
  • Level Comics: AirGear 10 · Black Lagoon 5 · Doubt 4 of 4 · My Lovely Honey 3 of 3 · Priest 4 · Strange Tales of Tokyo 2 · xxxHoLic 7 · Genius Family Company 2 · Officer Monju 4 · Subaru 4
  • m&c!: Bleach 20 · Bleach 21 · Mahiru's Meteor 3 of 3 · Shanimuni GO 28 · Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 7 · Long Hu Men 166 · Shanaou Yoshitsune 1-6 (box set)

other next available manga (21 April 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: Beck 16 · Detektif Conan Spesial 31 · Dr. Koto 1 by Yamada Takatoshi · Flash of Wind 27 · Legend of Nereid 5 · Love Honor 2 of 2 · SC: Miracle Blue by Mitsuki Miko · Penguin Revolution 3 · Pokemon 14 of 14 · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason 1 by Shirodaira Kyou & Mizuno Eita · Shonen Star 64/2010
  • Level Comics: Aflame Inferno 1 by Kim KwangHyun · Arms 17 · The Black Swindler 9 · Ice Forest 4 · Fire Investigator Nanase 2 · Nurse Aoi 11 · Pandemic by Kakizaki Masasumi · Psychometrist Eiji 12 · To Be Beautiful 3 · Wilderness 2 · Zenith 4

other invaluable resources

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Update: Replaced covers with m&c!'s, added links to individual covers and/or blurbs


♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

my secret guy looks somewhat earl and fairy :)

huamulan03 said...


Yeah, it does seem to have that gothic thing going... ^^

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