This week

Manga street datesElex: 9.03 · Level: 9.03 · m&c!: 9.03
Anime (on Animax Asia):
[Series premiere] The File of Young Kindaichi, 2 Sep 2014, Tue, 1030pm WIB
(airs Mon – Wed)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB

6.29.2010

Bleach 29, A Badboy Drinks Tea 6, the Quick and Flupke series by Herge (m&c! 30 June 2010 manga and BDs)

Bleach 29: The Slashing Opera (m&c!)

Bleach © Kubo Tite/Shueisha (Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump)
Published in Indonesia by PT Gramedia/m&c!

Contains [SPOILERS!]

Privaron Espada—Arrancar elite stripped their rank—intercept Ichigo and Chad. As Ichigo battles Dordoni, Nel is wounded. Meanwhile, Chad's desperate fight with (Afranccar) Gantenbainne forces him to power upgrade to get him out of the tight fix.

Yup, after a (wee) two-week “hiatus,” Bleach is back with Volume 29: The Slashing Opera. The cover is 105th Arrancar, Cirucci Sanderwicci, who will eventually go up against Uryū and the Quincy's sole bladed weapon.

A Badboy Drinks Tea! 6 of 11 by Nishimori Hiroyuki

As for the Devil Ma-kun, he's still toughing it out at the Sadou club's summer camping trip. It's the final night, and the kimodameshi or Test of Courage Yamada wants so bad (because it will create memories with the girls) is realized. At the stroke of midnight, something appears. Everyone panics, but Ma-kun...

NEW M&C! TITLES

  • Six standalones, of which five are shoujo anthologies and the remaining title, josei: 1/3 Romantica by Shibano Yuka, Cherish Fight (AKA Cherries Fight) by YASUKO, Finding My Destiny (A.ka.i.i.to) by Nakamura Sayumi, Love is Sweet ♥ (Vampire no Okiniiri) by Kumaki Eri, Prince of Sewing (Handmade no Oujisama) by Koito Sayo and Wounded Angel (Tobenai Tori) by Mitsuha Yuu. (Prince of Sewing and Wounded Angel come highly recommended.)
  • One new manhua series—Confucius by Ihara Sai & Lee Chi-ching—that one assumes is about the philosopher most famed for The Silver Rule. Also assuming that Lee Chi-ching refers to the manhua artist who won the first International Manga Award sponsored by the Japanese government in 2007 for his work on Sun Zi's Tactics. The manhua series is originally among Culturecom's lineup, the publisher that also issues Tony Wong's Long Hu Men or Oriental Heroes series.
  • Nine bande dessinée/BDs, Franco-Belgian comics or what m&c! calls AMERO comics (and Level Comics, ROMICs). Four were originally published by Bamboo and the remaining five constitute a fraction of the Quick and Flupke series by Hergé, creator of Tintin. Rascals Quick and Flupke wreak mischief on the streets of Brussels, much to the aggravation of their parents and the police.
  • Three new KOLONI titles, proudly homegrown: The Creator Jade by Aloysius Alfa, Komik Cihuy Anak Band by Indra Prasta/Aang Anggoro and Sweethearts by Cassandra Massardi/Almie Amalia/Ancha

m&c! manga and manhua (2010.06.30)

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  1. [New] 1/3 Romantica by Shibano Yuka
  2. 1/3 Romantica (m&c!)

    1/3 Romantica1/3ロマンチカ
    by Shibano Yuka
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.02

    Contains: 1/3 Romantica, cm of Us (Cm na Futari) and My Life My Melody

  3. A Badboy Drinks Tea! (Ocha Nigosu) 6 of 11 by Nishimori Hiroyuki
  4. A Badboy Drinks Tea! 6 (m&c!)

    Ocha Nigosuお茶にごす。 」 by Nishimori Hiroyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2008.11

    Volume 6 contains chapters:

    • 50 理論
    • 51 ひと組め
    • 52
    • 53
    • 54 VS.霊
    • 55 運動部
    • 56 3対3
    • 57 パウァ
    • 58 ダンク
    • 59 夏祭り

    OTHER LANGUAGE VERSIONS
    Ocha Nigosu is published in traditional Chinese by Tong Li.

  5. Bakugan Battle Brawlers 7: The Story of Bakugan by Sega Toys et al.
  6. Bakugan Battle Brawlers 7 (m&c!)

    Bakugan Battle Brawlers 7: The Story of Bakugan
    by Sega Toys / Spin Master /Bakugan Project · TV Tokyo Dentsu

    Danma and friends go to Shun's place, only to encounter Masquerade and Shun engaged in battle. Who will win this match?

  7. Bleach 29 of 45+ by Kubo Tite
  8. Bleach 29 (m&c!)

    BleachBLEACH-ブリーチ- 」 by Kubo Tite
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 29 first published in Japan 2007.08

    Volume 29: The Slashing Opera contains:

    • 252. REBUT TO THE BARON'S LECTURE
    • 253. Don't Call Me Niño
    • 254. Deja Chocolate Aquí
    • 255. DON'T BREATHE IN THE BUSH
    • 256. Infinite Slick
    • 257. The Slashing Opera
    • 258. Seele Schneider
    • 259. Flicker Flames
    • 260. RIGHTARM OF THE GIANT2
    • BLEACH on the BEACH!!

    AWARDS
    Best shounen manga in the 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards

    OTHER LANGUAGE VERSIONS/SERIALIZATIONS
    Bleach is translated into English by VIZ Media (volume 31 released 2010.06.01 • volume 32 street date: 2010.09.01). The manga is published in French by Glénat; in Spanish by Glénat Espagne (Spain) and Grupo Editorial Vid (Mexico); in German by Tokyopop Germany; in Dutch by Kana Netherlands; in Russian by Эксмо; in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantastica; in Portuguese by Planet Manga (Panini Comics); and in simplified Chinese by Chuang Yi (latest volume: #44: Vice It).

    ADAPTATIONS
    Studio Pierrot's anime adaptation began TV broadcast in October 2004 and continues to this day. Season 15, the return to the Fake Karakura Town arc, opened with episode 266 on 2010.04.13; the latest episode 277 Hakunetsu! Kyōraku VS Sutāku! (白熱!京楽VSスターク!; Climax! Kyōraku vs. Starrk!) aired on 2010.06.29). Seiyuu Morita Masakazu and Orikasa Fumiko star as leads Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia. Park Romi and Namikawa Daisuke play 10th Division captain Hitsugaya Toshiro and Arrancar Ulquiorra Cifer respectively. At least two OAVs and three theatrical movies—Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody, Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Another Hyōrinmaru, and Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name—have been released.

    Eight drama CDs have been produced so far. Featuring the original anime seiyuu, the drama CDs were bundled with the DVDs.

  9. [New] Cherish Fight (Cherries Fight) by YASUKO
  10. Cherish Fight (m&c!)

    Cherries Fightチェリーズファイト 」 by YASUKO
    Shogakukan Flower Comics, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.03

    Contains: Cherish Fight, The Princess and The Prince, Miss Yankee and The Swordsman's Secret

  11. [Premiere] Confucius 1 by Ihara Sai/Lee Chi-ching (Culturecom)
  12. [New] Finding My Destiny (A.ka.i.i.to) by Nakamura Sayumi
  13. Finding My Destiny (m&c!)

    A.ka.i.i.toア・カ・イ・イ・ト
    by Nakamura Sayumi
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.10

    Contains: A.ka.i.i.to (ア・カ・イ・イ・ト), Koi no Arashi ga Yattekuru (恋の嵐がやってくる/The storm of love comes) and Senchi na Futari (センチなフタリ)

  14. [New] Love is Sweet ♥ (Vampire no Okiniiri) by Kumaki Eri
  15. Love is Sweet ♥ (m&c!)

    Vampire no Okiniiriバンパイアのおきにいり
    by Kumaki Eri
    Shogakukan Ciao DX, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.07

  16. Mysterious Joker (Kaitou Joker) 4 of 5+ by Takahashi Hideyasu
  17. Mysterious Joker 4 (m&c!)

    Kaitou Joker怪盗ジョーカー
    by Takahashi Hideyasu
    Shogakukan Coro Coro Comics, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2009.09

  18. [New] Prince of Sewing (Handmade no Oujisama) by Koito Sayo
  19. Prince of Sewing (m&c!)

    Handmade no Oujisamaハンドメイドの王子さま
    by Koito Sayo
    Shogakukan Petit Comic, josei
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.09

    Contains: Palpitation's Antenna, Camera of Love and My Brother, My Best Friend

  20. The Story of Wang Fenglei Book Three by Tony Wong & Dick Kwong
  21. The Story of Wang Fenglei 3 (m&c!)

    The Story of Wang Fenglei
    Directed and Produced by Tony Wong
    Illustrated by Dick Kwong
    Publisher: Jade Dynasty (Hong Kong)

    RELATED SERIES
    Long Hu Men (main story)

  22. [New] Wounded Angel (Tobenai Tori) by Mitsuha Yuu
  23. Wounded Angel (m&c!)

    Tobenai Toriとべない鳥 」 by Mitsuha Yuu
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.09

    Contains: Wounded Angel, Wounded Angel: Before I Met You and Sweet Tears

m&c! bande dessinée/AMERO comics (2010.06.30)

  1. The Babies: Jangan Sentuh Bonekaku! (Les Ripoupons, tome 1: Touche pas à mon doudou!) by Gégé & Bélom (Bamboo, 2003.04)
  2. The Great Ants: Kesemutan (Les Fourmidables, tome 1: Des fourmis dans les jambes) by Vincent Deporter (Bamboo, 2003.01)
  3. Kalau Besar Nanti: Aku Ingin Jadi Ibu (Si j'étais grande... je serais maman) by Curd Ridel (Bamboo, 2009.05)
  4. Quick and Flupke - Mainan Terlarang (Quick et Flupke, tome 1: Jeux interdits) by Hergé (Casterman, 1985.01)
  5. Quick and Flupke - Baik-Baik Saja (Quick et Flupke, tome 2: Tout va bien) by Hergé (Casterman, 1993.05)
  6. Quick and Flupke - Kembangkan Layar (Quick et Flupke, tome 4: Toutes voiles dehors) by Hergé (Casterman, 1993.05)
  7. Quick and Flupke - Sekarang Giliranmu (Quick et Flupke, tome 5: Chacun son tour) by Hergé (Casterman, 1993.05)
  8. Quick and Flupke - Tanpa Ampun (Quick et Flupke, tome 6: Pas de quartier) by Hergé (Casterman, 1993.05)
  9. Toutou and Friends -Selendang Ular (Toutou et cie, tome 1) by Soffritti/Brrémaud/Reynès (Bamboo, 2009.02)

m&c! KOLONI local comics (2010.06.30)

  1. The Creator Jade by Aloysius Alfa
  2. Komik Cihuy Anak Band by Indra Prasta/Aang Anggoro
  3. Sweethearts by Cassandra Massardi/Almie Amalia/Ancha

NOTE
¹ Source: m&c! (artwork)
² Manga are priced at IDR 15,000, except Bakugan Battle Brawlers 7 (SRP: IDR 25,000). The Story of Wang Fenglei 3 manhua retails for IDR 85,000, while Confucius 1 costs IDR 18,500/volume. BDs are priced at IDR 25,000, save the Quick and Flupke series (IDR 30,000/book). All KOLONI comics are IDR 15,000 each except Komik Cihuy Anak Band (IDR 12,500).
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.

New m&c! titles (Babble + Blurb)

1/3 Romantica by Shibano Yuka

A slip of the tongue—or more properly, a Freudian slip—lands Hana deep into boy trouble. Now she has to spend days as the girlfriend of popular bishie Tokumoto. Tokumoto-kun just loves teasing Hana, but bit by bit, he starts showing her his softer side. Predictably, Hana falls—hard—for Tokumoto. Which is just about perfect because Hana discovers who Tokumoto's ex is...

In addition to 1/3 Romantica, this Betsucomi omnibus from the creator of March Our Hearts Together (Kono Sora ni Hibike) and My Summer Love (Taiyou ga Yonde Iru!) also contains cm of Us (Cm na Futari, about childhood “sweethearts”) and My Life My Melody, about Aoi's destined meeting with runaway street musician Kei. [Additions from Midnight Scans' description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]

Cherish Fight by YASUKO

This is why you should always go easy on teh alcohol. (Or alternatively, go bottoms up on it.)

Manami glugs down sake at her junior high reunion and wakes up the next day beside “friend” Motoyoshi Hajime. A discombobulated Manami doesn't remember anything, least of all how she ended up in bed with Hajime. What's going to happen The Morning After The Night Before?

Let's hope she doesn't use those pistols she's brandishing.

Alternatively romanized as Cherries Fight, the anthology also includes The Princess and The Prince, Miss Yankee and The Swordsman's Secret.

YASUKO-sensei is the manga-ka of Sayap Yang Tak Bisa Terbang (Tatoe Konohana ga Sakanakutemo), Holiday, Midnight Express (Mayonaka Express) and Don't Let Me Awake If This is a Dream (Yumenara Samenaide).

Finding My Destiny by Nakamura Sayumi

It doesn't matter if we go to different schools.

Kiichi and Momo plan to go to the same senior high school, but when Kiichi's grades fail to make the cut at their dream school, he utters that platitude you read above. Momo believes wholeheartedly that things will be okay even if they're not together, so, how come Kiichi is now asking for a cool down?

Aside from the title story A.ka.i.i.to (ア・カ・イ・イ・ト), this anthology also contains: Koi no Arashi ga Yattekuru (恋の嵐がやってくる/The storm of love comes) and Senchi na Futari (センチなフタリ). [Additions from Baka-Updates Manga]

Other Nakamura Sayumi manga licensed in Indonesia: 5PM I Fall in Love (PM 5:00 - Koi Ochiru Toki), Hoshi Star (Hoshiori) and The Shortest Poetry For You (Sekaiichi Mijikai Uta wo Kimi ni), all released by m&c!. Her work is also included in the 16-sai Kiss anthology (along with works by Miyasaka Kaho, Minami Kanan, Fukami Sakana, Ibuki Kaede, Satsuki Mikiko and Yuina Haga), published by Level Comics as First Kiss.

Love is Sweet ♥ by Kumaki Eri

You wouldn't know it from m&c!'s generic titling, but this is a vampire-troped thingy.

Love is as sweet as cake.

Ichigo is an expert baker, and friends clamor for her cakes, cookies 'n such. The descending horde even includes the bishie vampire Stard. Now, everyone knows (as Ichigo well does) that bloodsuckers prefer, well, blood, so what's with Stard's sweet tooth?

Or fangs, as the case may be.

Kumaki Eri is also the creator of another shoujo fantasy/romance, Majo wo Koi ni Hen Shiteru.

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DO WANT!

Prince of Sewing by Koito Sayo

Co-workers look up to the All-Capable Michiru, little knowing there IS something she #Fails at. Because she can't sew on buttons, her boyfriend Inomata dumps her. Outraged and dejected, Michiru turns to Sachi—the Handmade Prince—for some sewing lessons.

Will needlework be the only thing Michiru lears at Sachi's hands? Or will she also learn to forget all about getting Inomata back?

Prince of Sewing—a definite GET!—contains the josei romance shorts Palpitation's Antenna, Camera of Love and My Brother, My Best Friend.

Wounded Angel by Mitsuha Yuu

Shoujo A here (Angst or Aoi, both apply).

Aoi meets Kaoru, her first love, while on vacation. The two were torn apart after Aoi moved to another city because of her parents' divorce. Aoi hasn't forgotten about Kaoru, but she doesn't want him to know the girl she is now...

Includes Wounded Angel, Wounded Angel: Before I Met You and Sweet Tears.

Mitsuha Yuu also created these shoujo standalones: Kimi no Subete wo Misete, Liar and Momoiro Renka.

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)

UP NEXT: 7 July 2010 manga

m&c!: Electric Daisy 5 · Rasetsu's Flower 6 · Dawn ARIA 3 · Gorgeous Twins by Shiiba Nana · Love Letter by Chiba Kozue · Meet the Banchou 3 · Sayaka's Special Attack, Big Victory! by Wao Akira · Welcome to Lovers Café Marina by Kitamura Yuka

Elex Media: Otomen 9 · Caramel Boy 2 · Hero Tales 1 by Huang Jin Zhou & Arakawa Hiromu · Hyde & Closer 3 · Dorabase 17 · A Kiss For My Prince 4 · Kurozakuro 3 · LUM, The Invader Girl 24 · Shinagawa Cat Story 1 by Nishida Kana · Otoboke Section Chief 4 · Winter's Love by Mamura Mio · Shonen Magz 73/2010

Level Comics: Air Gear 13 · Hellsing 4 · Jepang Tenggelam 7 · Restore Garage 251 vol.6 · Subaru 7 · Zipang 3

disclaimer

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

other currently available manga (30 June 2010 street date)

Elex Media: BECK 19 · Detektif Conan 10+ Super Digest by Aoyama Gosho · Detektif Conan Spesial 32 · Hayate The Combat Butler 21 · Hell Girl 3 · A Kiss for My Prince 3 · Kunai Legend 3 · Legend of the Cursed Sword 30 · Look Up! 1 by Kusaba Michiteru · Natural Honey Dormitory 1 by Oda Aya · Otomen 8 · Pandora Hearts 10 · The Puppet Master Lin 8 · The Ruler of Nabari 11 · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason 4 · V.B. Rose 4 · Wild Life 6 · HanaLaLa 51/2010

Level Comics: Diamond Life 3 of 3 · Ghost Mum Investigator 1 by Sato Tomokazu · Honey Hunt 4 · K2 vol. 2 · Master Of Sea 15 of 15 · Psychometrer Eiji 14 · Tomo'o 9 and ROMIC BDs: Cubitus - Anjing yang Selalu Beruntung · Cubitus - Si Anjing Penurut · Lucky Luke - Sepupu Dalton · Spirou - 4 Petualangan Spirou dan Fantasio · Spirou - Seine di Paris

other invaluable resources

7net Shopping · Baka-Updates Manga · Amazon France · Wikipedia

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