Also, the titular LOLarious salaryman Kariage-kun “resurrects” in volume 31 of Ueda Masashi's 4-koma gag manga.
A Kiss For My Prince © Kim Hee-Eun/Seoul Cultural Publishers (First serialized in Mink)
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
May contain [SPOILERS!]
If Elex has a Wild Life 7 preview, I haven't collided with it. All I know—and that from a mechanical translation—is that the eponymous wildlife the
#1 Idiot Vet in Japan bumps into between chapters 51 and 59 include an ostrich (apparently anorexic), a penguin (either anemic or with a broken beak) and whales (beached).
Now, I doubt Tessho can haul a huge cetacean into R.E.D Section 2 to diagnose and treat, but that's not the most exotic fauna around: that honor goes to the vet who converses with trees. (What do they talk about? The high levels of acid rain?)
Meanwhile, no corner of Fullmetal Alchemist 23 escapes battle-unscathed as the storming of Central presses on. Skirmishes ignite all over the city and even off-site, Alphonse and Heinkel find they must wager their lives on a chance Philosopher's Stone to survive the onslaught of Crimson Alchemist Kimblee and Homunculus Pride. In Central itself, Major-General Olivier Mira Armstrong—aided by brother and quondam rival Alex—grapples with Homunculus Sloth. At the same time, deep in the city's bowels, Ed has a critical difference of opinion with Mustang over the fate of Hughes' murderer.
Chayene's quest to wed royalty ends with Prince Eugene entrusting the sole survivor of the Antwolf massacre to Crown Prince Sean. As Chayene solicits the King's blessing on her marriage to Prince Sean, the true nature of the Antwolf treachery—the downfall of that noble house—is exposed.
Can Chayene escape a reprise of history?
HanaLaLa 52 and Shonen Star 69 ship this 28th. Both have upped prices to IDR 30,000. You might ask: Is the 11% more you have to pay worth it? Well, Indonesia's Hana to Yume/LaLa combo tempts with the
La Corda 2 - Passionato & La Corda 2 - Passionato ~ Prologue side story (level up of Kin Iro no Corda Tokubetsuhen?), while the transplanted Shonen Sunday headlines Minagawa Ryouji's D-LIVE!! with its
For more blurble, scroll kudasai.
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- BECK 20 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi
- Dear Boys Act 3 volume 3 of 4+ by Yagami Hiroki
- Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 23 of 27 by Arakawa Hiromu
- Hayate The Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku) 22 of 24+ by Hata Kenjiro
- Kariage-kun 31 of 48+ by Ueda Masashi
- A Kiss For My Prince 5 of 5 by Kim Hee-Eun [Finale]
- Legend of Nereid 9 of 15 by Hwang MiRee
- Legend of the Cursed Sword (Pageomgi) 31 of 37 by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong
- Ruler of The Land (Yul Hyul Gang Ho) 48 of 52+ by Jeon KeukJin and Yang JaeHyun
- Tena on S-string (S-Senjou no Tena) 2 of 8+ by Mikabe Sesuna
- Vitamin Cat (Neko Vitamin) 2 of 2+ by Sugiyama Ryoko
- Wild Life 7 of 27 by Fujisaki Masato
¹ Sources: STO 28 July 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, except where indicated)
² All manga and manhwa are priced at IDR 16,500 each. Shonen Star 69 and HanaLaLa 52 increase to IDR 30,000/volume, as noted above.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links for other language versions.
Volume previews continued
That dream again! Does this mean BECK's performing at Grateful Sound?
Yup, that's it. Elex is more voluble with the other Shonen Magazine serial below:
Mizuho cager Ishi's performance on the court proves less than stellar; nerves lead to inevitable ruin.
Lured into Narita Chuoh's trap, Ishi commits three fouls in the second quarter. Prompted to drastic damage control, Himuro-sensei benches Ishi, subbing him with Enomoto who brings next to no experience to the crucial match.
Will Himuro-sensei's decision—wild card Enomoto over veteran Ishi—bail out Mizuho? Can the team still wrest victory from the opponent's clutches?
Athena = Athens? *confused by the Elex summary*
The holiday to Aegea wraps and the Hakuou contingent leaves Mykonos for Athena. In the city named for the Greek goddess of wisdom, Hayate runs into a previous “savior.” The reunion makes the usually closed-off Hayate realize...
Yup, Elex leaves it there. The table of contents below don't help either, although these two titles—
I Can't Figure It Out From Incomplete Information (chapter 236) and
I Can't Put it in Words (chapter 238)—describe my blurbing quandary perfectly.)
Volume 22 contains chapters (hover for the original Japanese titles):
No Matter When, No Matter How Many Times
I'm Doing it That Way
Beyond the Bounds
I Would Remember Even After a Thousand Years
To the Waning Moon in the Sky
I Can't Figure It Out From Incomplete Information
And Night Once Again Comes
I Can't Put it in Words
The Crown Prince and Prince Thaion's stepbrother conspires to slay Thaion. Eurike, meanwhile, succeeds in dissuading Ramodeos, Thaion's bodyguard, from departing for Attica, thus ensuring the breakdown of alliance talks. What retaliation will Prince Thaion visit upon those plotting against him?
Rei Yan and Jaryun rendezvous with Lady Xiao, little knowing she is under god Mastema's control. Mastema, once Rei Yan's friend now turned foe, tries to entice Rei to his side. Rei spurns the bait and the two clash.
And amidst supposed sightings of an S-senjou no Tena anime —
For possessing the much in demand soul score, music teacher Hibiki Kyosuke comes under tuner Tena's watch. Lately, however, research-obsessed fellow tuners Mezzo and Sopra decide to turn I see and hear musical notes from people Kyosuke into a lab rat — and without so much as a by-your-leave, move in.
Now, aside from servitude to Tena, Kyosuke has to contend with a crowded house that's no longer home sweet home. Plagued by skyrocketing stress levels, Kyosuke finds diversion in the form of mysterious elite student Arun Sforz.
Bon appétit, nyaan!
There's a new café in town: the Cat Tea House. Here you can enjoy a relaxing cup of tea while making friends with cats of all types. Makes me miss the cats me and my friend also befriended in a restaurant we went to before.
Want to understand the allure of warm and fluffy feline companionship?
Then, catch my story in Vitamin Cat 2, she wrote ^__^
HanaLaLa lets us know that not only do we get Kure Yuki's main La Corda D'Oro story this more pricey Issue 52, we also snag 40 pages of
La Corda 2 - Passionato & La Corda 2 - Passionato ~ Prologue side story. Which raises the question: So why does Sachie and chapter 32 of Fujiwara Kiyo's Arakure: The Wild Ones rate the cover?
Editorial choices aside, let's ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ peek into La Corda D'Oro Symphony 52, starring ... Tsuchiura ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩
Tsuchiura witnesses Tsukimori giving Kahoko violin lessons, kindling jealousy in our resident genius pianist. Aggravating his incipient ulcer is the equally gifted violinist's plan to further music studies abroad by year's end.
To compensate for his “inadequacy” and catch up to his rival, Tsuchiura¹ decides to enter a music competition!
¹ July's Komikologi (page 16) actually sez:
Untuk mengejar ketertinggalan ini, Tsukimori pun [emphasis mine] memutuskan untuk ikut kompetisi musik! But I think that's a typo. You agree?
A 47-paged 30th Night:
For Whom the Blood Flows Vampire Knight chapter from Hino Matsuri—in which we hopefully find out what's in store for Senri—and double redux for Sugar Princess by Nakajo Hisaya (this issue: chapters 13 and 14).
- Alice Academy (Gakuen Alice) by Higuchi Tachibana (Story 81)
- Dragon's Fiancé (Ryuu no Hanawazurai) by Kusakawa Nari (Chapter 23)
- Natsume Yujincho by Midorikawa Yuki (Chapter 6)
- Ouran High School Host Club by Hatori Bisco (Chapter 58)
- Skip Beat! by Nakamura Yoshiki (Act 104:
She's Given a Mask)
- Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) by Takaya Natsuki (Chapter 4)
- V.B. Rose by Hidaka Banri (Chapter 52)
- With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) by Tokeino Hari (Chapter 51)
Fresh from safely landing his plane on electric train tracks, Satoru receives his next brief. The latest ASE assignment takes the genius driver to the North Pole where he must rescue a research team that has vanished without a trace.
So goes the vehicle specialist's newest escapade in Minagawa Ryouji's D-LIVE!!, among
the most recommended manga to read at the 9th Japanese Media Arts Festival.
Other Shogakukan shounen serials:
- Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) by Aoyama Gosho
- Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) by Yamada Takatoshi
- InuYasha by Takahashi Rumiko
- Katsu! by Adachi Mitsuru
- Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow
- Look Up! (Miagete Goran) by Kusaba Michiteru
- My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) by Fujiki Shun
- Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato (volume 7 releasing concurrently)
- Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi
Someone tell me what happened to Takkoku!!!, the Fukuchi Tsubasa series that premiered in the last issue. Even with squint mode »ON!, I can't make it out on the ShoStar 69 cover line-up. Did it ping-pong elsewhere?
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
UP NEXT: More 28 July 2010 manga
Level Comics: Angel Heart 4 · Bambino! 5 · Glass Chair 5 · New Comic Bomber 3 · Restore Garage 251 vol. 8 · Soul Eater 1 by Ohkubo Atsushi
m&c!: Ah Dear Banchou 5 · Because I Love You 1 of 2 by Akira Shouko · Bleach 30 · Dragon Girl 5 of 5 · Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 4 · Tell Me One Million Times 1 of 2 by Oobayashi Miyuki · You Can't Disappear from Me 1 of 4 by Aikawa Saki | Manhua: The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 10 · The Story of Wang Fenglei 4 | AMERO: Quick & Flupke series: Maaf Bu!, Hidup Teknologi, Malapetaka, Kena Batunya, Tukang Kibul and Kencangkan Sabuk Pengaman | Mangazine: Cherry 45/2010 | KOLONI local comics: Satu Atap 2 · Merdeka: Di Bukit Selarong
Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.
currently available manga (21 July 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: Q.E.D. 34 · Juvenile Remix 4 · New Sexy Simpleton 5 · Hell Girl 5 · Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 2 · Kurozakuro 4 · Real 9 · Katsu! 6 · Geobreeders 13 · Coz We're not Children 1 by Seta Haruhi · Crows 10 · Shonen Magz 74/2010
- Level Comics: xxxHOLiC 9 · Genius Family Company 3 · Gokusen 14 of 15 · Revolution No.3 vol. 3 of 3 · Fight!! Ippo 77 · Priest 7
- m&c!: Happy Cafe 15 of 15 · Innocent Dragon 6 · Idol Shopping 1 by Hwang MiRee · Female Wolf's Boy 1 by Han YuRang · Sandwich Girl 1 by Han YuRang · Ugly Duckling Become Swan 1 by Hwang MiRee · Long Hu Men 169 | AMERO comics (Dark Horse): Actions Speak by Sergio Aragonés · Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 7
related monthly schedules
Premiering Topeng Kaca Deluxe by Miuchi Suzue, Mixim 11 by Anzai Nobuyuki, Rinne by Takahashi Rumiko, A Little More to Edo by Tsuda Masami, Beauty Honey by Matsumoto Tomo, Want You by Hwang MiRee, Hello Master by Tsukuba Sakura, Ogawa & Team Saito by Sakyo, You are so cool by Lee YoungHui | Standalones: Angin Musim Gugur by Hikawa Kyoko and Manekineko Real Estate by Sorano Sakana
Premiering Coz We're not Children by Seta Haruhi and Look Up! by Kusaba Michiteru
Premiering Beauty Honey by Matsumoto Tomo, Gensou Suikoden III by Shimizu Aki, Hello Master by Tsukuba Sakura, Hidamari Sketch by Aoki Ume, Natural Honey Dormitory by Oda Aya, Rakka Ryuusui by Sanada Iki, Rockwell the Scarlet Knight by Nadatani Wataru, Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits by Sawada Hirofumi, Tena on S-string by Mikabe Sesuna, Toradora by Zekkou, Vampire Knight by Hino Matsuri, and Winter's Love by Mamura Mio (standalone)
Premiering Animal Doctor by Sasaki Noriko, Artist Acro by Sakurai Ato, Blooming Youth by Itsuki Natsumi, Dr. Koto by Yamada Takatoshi, Hell Girl by Eto Miyuki & Jigoku Shojo Project, Hero Tales by Arakawa Hiromu, A Kiss for My Prince by Kim HeeEun, Kuro Memanggul Peti Mati by Kiyuduki Satoko, New Sexy Simpleton by Hwang MiRee, Princess Story by Ebira Hiromi, Shinagawa Cat Story by Nishida Kana, Summer Storm! by Kobayashi Jin, Vitamin Cat by Sugiyama Ryoko, and The Moon & Lake by Ashihara Hinako (standalone)
other invaluable resources
Elex Media · manga · josei · seinen · shoujo · shounen: BECK · Dear Boys Act III · Fullmetal Alchemist · Hayate The Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku) · Kariage-kun · Tena on S-string (S-Senjou no Tena ) · Vitamin Cat (Neko Vitamin) · Wild Life | manhwa · sonyun · soonjung: A Kiss for My Prince · Legend of Nereid · Legend of the Cursed Sword · Ruler of the Land | HanaLaLa: Arakure · La Corda 2 - Passionato · Sugar Princess · Vampire Knight · Shonen Star: D-Live!!