Also, Piano Hutan (Piano no Mori) 17, in which Kai makes it past the first round of the Chopin competition, and the penultimate Kaiser Z (volume 15) that presages Hitler's end. (Continued after the manga list.)
Beauty Honey © Matsumoto Tomo/Hakusensha (Serialized in LaLa)
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media Komputindo
Taking Shelter from the Snow
Conviction into that Palm
Promise that Cannot Be Kept (or Broken Promise)
To the Place that Memories Return 1
Elex doesn't have a blurb for The Ruler of Nabari 12, this sked's top DO WANT!, so you'll have to DIY infer what's happening to Miharu from the chapter 56-59 titles Wiki provided (above). What I gots instead is the preview of First Runner up GET!, Hino Matsuri-sensei's Vampire Knight:
To test whether Zero still has that slayer mojo, the Hunters' Association orders him to dispatch a fellow Level E. Zero finishes off the mindless vampire and the mission without even working up a sweat (or at least no drops provide a bishie sparkle op). But a bigger headache lies in store for Zero, one that easily resists OTC or blood pill medication: a new student transfers into the Night Class, and she's got the mother of a bone to pick with our hero.
Elex rolls out Beauty Honey (on the premiere back burner since June) and the came out of nowhere Magic Peddler Roma.
Been awhile since we saw a Matsumoto Tomo shoujo romance in circulation (Beauty is the Beast finished its Indonesian run June 2009 and English School Wars concluded its HanaLaLa serialization July that same year). While I would've liked to see 23:00 licensed first, I don't mind Beauty Honey leapfrogging the standalone.
Niko grew up “cursed” with a family suffering from the worst luck when it comes to men. Boyfriendless seems inevitable, following the example set by other Kohinata women, all estranged from their husbands, if not trapped in
It's complicated on-again, off-again relationships.
Surrounded by so much Happy Never After, the 17-year-old Niko decides to PASS on Love, that is, until she meets the very popular hair stylist Kaoru.
That Niko (initially) doesn't trust males reminds me of Misaki (My Sweet Kaicho) — even if Elex doesn't share whether Niko's dad left her mom like Misa-chan's did. But older love interest Kaoru is definitely no Usui; in that age gap thingy, he reminds me more of English teacher Ish Kilroy from Eikaiwa School Wars. (I'm optimistic though that Kaoru is not as
miiin (mean) to Niko as Ish was to Kiko.)
Mahou Gyoushounin Roma
© Kurazono Norihiko
Shonen Sunday Super
Magic Peddler Roma, which has the title chara teaching us that Greed is NOT Good, skips a Shonen Star-first debut to go straight to tankou. (Kurazono Norihiko's Mahou Gyoushounin Roma serializes in Shonen Sunday Super.) Elex has neither blurb nor initial impressions, so crafted this with MangaHelpers' aid [ex the Baka-Updates Manga-excerpted synop]:
Roma siphons “greed” off humans by supplying them with magical artifacts that multiply greed when their wielders submit to emotions like love. In the predictably tragic aftermath, Roma skims off the greed surplus.
Greed being so easy to fall prey to, Roma probably has her hands full; people just don't shy away from using the greed-breeding things.
I don't know why Roma collects greed, nor for what purpose, but the amassing-something-from-humans reminds me of another Shonen Sunday manga—Defense Devil—in which exiled demon Mephisto Bart Kucabara gathers dark matter from human sinners to regain his powers. The devil legal counsel appears in fortnightly in the Indonesian SS (Shonen Star), the latest issue also streeting this coming Wednesday.
Aside from Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl's Defense Devil, Look Up!, Kusaba Michiteru's Miagete Goran tennis manga also installs in Shonen Star — actually nabbing Issue 70's cover and featured serial slot:
Yuzawa and Azis' fight heats up, with neither giving his opponent any quarter. Despite equal ability to read the ball's direction and anticipate enemy moves, however, Yuzawa gains the upper hand.
Other ShoStars: Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) by Aoyama Gosho, D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji, Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) by Yamada Takatoshi, InuYasha by Takahashi Rumiko, Katsu! by Adachi Mitsuru, Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow, My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) by Fujiki Shun, Takkoku!!! by Fukuchi Tsubasa, Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato and Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi.
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- [Premiere] Beauty Honey 1 of 3 by Matsumoto Tomo
- Dorabase (Dorabase: Doraemon Chouyakyuu Gaiden) 18 of 20+ by Mugiwara Shintaro & Fujiko F. Fujio Production
- Kaiser Z (Tenkuu no Hasha Z) 15 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi
- [Premiere] Magic Peddler Roma (Mahou Gyoushounin Roma) 1 of 3+ by Kurazono Norihiko
- Otoboke Section Chief (Otoboke Kachou) 5 of 22+ by Ueda Masashi
- Piano Hutan (Piano no Mori) 17 of 18+ by Isshiki Makoto
- The Ruler of Nabari (Nabari no Ou) 12 of 13+ by Kamatani Yuhki
- Vampire Knight 3 of 12+ by Hino Matsuri
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- [RE-STO] SC: Cat's Dreams by Kosaka Tomoko
- [RE-STO] SC: Shirley by Mori Kaoru
- [RE-STO] SC: Youth Love Story by Kayama Yumi
¹ Sources: Elex STO 11 August 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each, including the three re-issues. Otoboke Section Chief 5 (mistakenly?) carries a price tag of IDR 15,000. Shonen Star 70/2010 retails for IDR 30,000/volume.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links for other language versions.
Volume previews continued
The All-Japan baseball tourney sponsored by legendary homerun run king Sadaharu opens. Both speedy Monta and Shiroemon are participating, but who will captain Kuroemon face on the diamond?
The quest for the pure mutant cell nears its end, with Tenma and allies finally entering Lebensbrunn after snatching victory in a pitched battle. But what greets them there is Hitler's death at the hands of a very surprising traitor.
Kai qualifies for the next round of the Chopin competition; Pang Wei opens the second round, playing music encompassing deep sorrow and burning rage. As the musical story unfolds, Pang Wei relives the tragedy that led to meeting Ajino — a fateful encounter that could only end in hell.
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
UP NEXT: More 11 August 2010 manga
Level Comics: Blade of Immortal 9 · Half An Apple 3 · Hotaru's Light 10 · Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files 3 · A Spirit of the Sun 5 · Subaru 8 | Lucky Luke - Hukuman Gantung · Spirou - Sarang Marsupilami · Yakari - Para Tawanan Pulau
m&c!: Sparkling Gingachou 10 of 10 · Bleach 32 · Bakugan Battle Brawlers 9 · Go! Hiromi Go! 2 · Ijime: The Invisible Malice by Igarashi Kaoru · Miracle Ball 10 · Sugar Family 2 · Yabuuchi Yuu Fan Book | Confucius 2
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manga available this week (4 August 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: Vampire Knight 2 · Topeng Kaca Bidadari Merah 11 · Claymore 15 · Coz We're Not Children 2 of 2 · Godhand Teru 25 · Hidamari Sketch 2 · Kurozakuro 5 · Look Up! 2 · New Sexy Simpleton 6 · Summer Storm! 3 ·Yureka 17 · Shonen Magz 75/2010
- Level Comics: ARMS 18 · Happy Hello Work at Age 21 volume 3 · Hikayat Genji 3 · Jio 8 · Love & Collage 10 · Over Rev 13 · Tomo'o 10 · Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 1 by Nishi Yuuji · Lucky Luke - Sang Hakim · Michel Vaillant - Tragedi Bercy · Smurf - Smurf Magang · Yakari - Terbang Laksana Gagak
- m&c!: Bleach 31 · ChimaChima Papetto by Hina · The Strawberry Marshmallow 6 · Triple Honey by Yamanaka Rico · Wizard in July by Tanaka Meca · Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 8 · Toutou and Friends - Ayam Panggang by Soffritti/Brrémaud/Reynès · Sejejak Harap by Gita & Rie
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
other invaluable resources
Elex Media · manga · shoujo · shounen · seinen · Beauty Honey · Dorabase · Kaiser Z (Tenkuu no Hasha Z) · Magic Peddler Roma (Mahou Gyoushounin Roma) · Otoboke Section Chief (Otoboke Kachou) · Piano Hutan (Piano no Mori) · The Ruler of Nabari (Nabari no Ou) · Vampire Knight | Shonen Star: Look Up! (Miagete Goran)