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7.20.2010

Defense Devil 1, Aphorism 2, Metal Fight Beyblade 1, Pokemon Rise of Darkrai (Chuang Yi 20 July 2010 English manga)

Also, simplified Chinese manga: Bleach 45: The Burnout Inferno and, after an absence of five YEARS — Tekken Chinmi Gaiden volume 3
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DEFENSE DEVIL 1

Defense Devil © Youn In Wan & Yang Kyung Il/Shogakukan (Serialized in Shonen Sunday)
Published in Singapore by Chuang Yi

In Event Horizon, the world where souls must pass before they enter hell, lies Kucabara, third son of the demon king. Stripped of his demon powers and banished from the demon world for behaviour unbecoming of their kind, he now takes on the role of a ‘Defense Devil’ — a lawyer of hell who protects the rights of human clients unjustly condemned.

Chuang Yi finally follows up its simplified Chinese Defense Devil premiere with the English equivalent, allowing English-reading fans to follow the demon defense counsel in his quest to collect sinners' dark matter and regain his powers.

Defense Devil isn't the only debut. A manga spin-off of the original Beyblade animeMetal Fight Beyblade—also premieres, along with Pokémon Rise of Darkrai, the cinemangafication of Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai.

Volume two of the shounen horror fantasy Aphorism also streets today. (The full Chuang Yi synopses and covers are after the manga list.)

Chuang Yi English manga (2010.07.20)

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  1. Aphorism 2 of 5+ by Kujō Karuna
  2. Aphorismアホリズム」 by Kujō Karuna
    Square Enix Gangan Wing and Gangan Online, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.02

  3. [Premiere] Defense Devil 1 of 5+ by Youn In Wan & Yang Kyung Il
  4. Defense DevilDEFENSE DEVIL」 by Youn In Wan & Yang Kyung Il
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 1 (containing chapters 1-7) first published in Japan 2009.08

    Related
    Adapted from the 2008 Sunday GX one-shot, Akuma Bengoshi Kukabara

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi)

    Serializations
    Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)

  5. [Premiere] Metal Fight Beyblade 1 of 5+ by Adachi Takafumi
  6. Metal Fight Beybladeメタルファイト ベイブレード」 by Adachi Takafumi
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic, shounen
    Shinsōban volume 1 (containing chapters 1-4) first published in Japan 2009.03

    Related
    Spin-off of the original Beyblade anime series

    Adaptations
    Tatsunoko Pro, Synergy SP and Nelvana adapted Metal Fight Beyblade to anime. Fifty-one episodes comprising Season 1 and the follow-up Battle Bladers aired on TV Tokyo from April 2009 to March 2010. A new series, Metal Fight Beyblade Explosion, began telecast on the same network in April 2010. By 18 July 2010, the first arc, Big Bang Bladers, had logged 16 episodes. Seiyuu Nazuka Kaori, Irino Miyu, Sanpei Yuko and Kanada Aki voiced the characters Tendou Yuu, Ootori Tsubasa and Kadoya Masamune and Hagane Ginga.

    The Metal Fight Beyblade VS the Sun - The Movie: Sol Blaze, the Scorching-hot Invader animated feature is expected to premiere in Japan in August 2010.

    The anime was retitled Beyblade: Metal Fusion for the North American market.

  7. [New] Pokémon Rise of Darkrai (Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai) by Takamisaki Ryo
  8. Dialga VS Palkia VS DarkraiディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ
    by Takamisaki Ryo
    Shogakukan Coro Coro Dragon Comics, shounen
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.07

    Related
    Based on the Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl TV sequel, Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai, first released in Japan in July 2007

Source: Chuang Yi per 19 July 2010

Chuang Yi synopses

Aphorism 2 of 5+ by Kujō Karuna

ISBN: 978-981-4306-79-9
SRP: SGD 8.90

Aphorism 2 (Chuang Yi)

Barely recovered from the ordeal of the first Eclipse, fair skies ahead meant the next trial is upon the students of Naraka High. This time, Rokudo is paired with his dormitory neighbours — the boorish Hakamada and his mousey roommate Kuga, in a test that uses either ‘Strength’ or ‘Skill’ to win. When Kuga abandons his partners to secure his own freedom, Rokudo's desperation causes his manifestation to appear again and save him from certain death. But even as Rokudo continues to be baffled by his ability, the power of his other self has started to attract the attention of rest of the student body...

Defense Devil 1 of 5+ by Youn In Wan / Yang Kyung Il

ISBN: 978-981-4306-85-0
SRP: SGD 8.90

Defense Devil 1 (Chuang Yi)

In Event Horizon, the world where souls must pass before they enter hell, lies Kucabara, third son of the demon king. Stripped of his demon powers and banished from the demon world for behaviour unbecoming of their kind, he now takes on the role of a ‘Defense Devil’ — a lawyer of hell who protects the rights of human clients unjustly condemned. But with Reapers determined to increase their collection of souls through underhanded means, helping humans means declaring war on the entire demon world! Can Kucabara prove his clients' innocence and regain his powers back?

Volume 1 contains chapters:

  1. Judgement-1 Frog Rain
  2. Judgement-2 Apple Tree
  3. Judgement-2 Apple Tree 2
  4. Judgement-2 Apple Tree 3
  5. Judgement-2 Apple Tree 4
  6. Judgement-2 Apple Tree 5
  7. Judgement-3 Hero

Metal Fight Beyblade 1 of 5+ by Adachi Takafumi

ISBN: 978-981-4306-89-8
SRP: SGD 8.90

Metal Fight Beyblade 1 (Chuang Yi)

Kenta is a young Blader at the mercy of the Face Hunter Gang, who preys on weak Bladers to steal their Beyblades! That is, until the appearance of Ginka and his Beyblade, Pegasus! As Kenta befriends Ginka, he learns about the secrets to Beyblade and more about his mentor... including Ginka's dark part involving the evil organization Dark Nebula and the forbidden Beyblade, L-Draco!

Volume 1 contains chapters:

  1. Descending Pegasus!
  2. Leone's Roar!
  3. The Forbidden Bey: L Drago!!
  4. Clash! Ginga VS Ryuuga!!

Pokémon Rise of Darkrai by Takamisaki Ryo

ISBN: 978-981-4306-81-2
SRP: SGD 8.90

Pokémon Rise of Darkrai (Chuang Yi)

Ash may think he's seen everything when it comes to Pokemon, but is he ready to face the mysterious Darkrai in his latest awesome adventure?

While touring Alamos Town, home of the Space-Time Towers, Ash and his friends discover that the town's special garden has been ransacked. Some of the townspeople immediately blame the destruction on Darkrai, a sinister-looking Pokemon said to haunt the garden. But is Darkrai alone responsible for all the strange happenings around town? And what is its true nature? Will Ash and his friends discover the answers in time to save Alamos Town?

Chuang Yi simplified Chinese manga (2010.07.20)

Bleach #45 (Chuang Yi)

Bleach © Kubo Tite
Shueisha
Weekly Shonen Jump

Aside from Kubo Tite's BLEACH 45: The Burnout Inferno and Maekawa Takeshi's 铁拳小子 - 外传 (Tekken Chinmi Gaiden) #3, these simplified Chinese manga also street on the 20th:

Next Chuang Yi release: 10 August 2010

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