Bokura ga Ita © Obata Yuuki/Shogakukan (Serialized in Betsucomi)
Published in Indonesia as Here we are by Elex Media
Contains [SPOILERS!] and (TV) Tropes
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The most important thing about this Elex sked? The return of Here we are and Throbbing Midnight from When is the next coming out?? limbo. Obata Yuuki's Bokura ga Ita continues teh angst in volume 13, while Ikeno Koi's Tokimeki Midnight, a shrink-retelling of the 30-tankou vampires and werewolves-troped Tokimeki Tonight wraps with volume 9. (I will get to the top Do Want!—Spiral: The Bonds of Reason—in a minute.)
So, here we are: Near dear Takeuchi resolves to propose to Nanami at the same time Sengenji bumps into Yano, Takeuchi's Chick Magnet rival, MIA all this time. Despite Sengenji spilling Yano's whereabouts to Nanami, she refuses to go to him and actually meets Take for a date on her birthday. Does this mean Nanami is finally relinquishing her feelings for Yano and has decided to settle for Take?
Remade into an Ordinary High School Student here Ranze ventures into the underworld to rescue Prince-with-an-agenda/Boyfriend in Tokimeki Tonight's parallel universe Shun. While there, she slips back to the underworld's past. What else to do but... digress to matchmaking Her Majesty and the spirits sentinel? [Additional information from Zahara-san's Shoujo Manga Page gratefully acknowledged.]
(Ranze, dear, don't forget your agenda: saving Shun, remember?)
Blurb = 0 for the dernier cri volume, so, adapting Carlsen's Spiral - Gefährliche Wahrheit Band 5 synop:
The stakes for the Absurdly High Staked Game just shot through the roof, as the Blade Children face a new threat: a Hunter mercilessly stalking the minus one rib prodigies. Estrogen Brigade Bait Eyes Rutherford can take the Hunter out easy, so why is he resisting? And what's our master detective Ayumu and his Watson doing, with a Xanatos Gambit (if not a Thirty Xanatos Pileup) looming on the horizon?
Nakayoshi Gress!, the last of the Elex mangazines to yield to the new IDR 30,000 standard, debuts Dua Pangeran Bintang by Hanamori Pink (My Fiancé is a Monster manga-ka). I can't track down the original Japanese title, but here's a lowdown:
Seven years ago, Minami met just the nicest guy and fell in love. Minami's hatsukoi lived in a house with simply the biggest tree on the grounds. Fast forward to present day and Minami is reunited with her first love. Except... now he's a twin?!
So which guy did Minami fall for?
So there's your eponymous
Dua Pangeran or Two Princes. Wonder what
Bintang (Star) has to do with them though. Also, speculating that this is supernatural troped; why else would Elex wazawaza include that bit about the tree? A sacred shimenawa rope is probably tied around it—oh wait, I'm thinking of a shrine.
The rest of the Nakayoshi pals in this issue
- Arisa by Ando Natsumi
- Boy Friend by Yamada Daisy
- CHOCOLATE by Fukushima Haruka
- Million Girl by Momoyuki Kotori
- Navi Runa (Youkai Navi Runa) by Kikuta Michiyo & Ikeda Miyoko
- New Hell Girl (Shin Jigoku Shoujo) by Etoo Miyuki & the Jigoku Shojo Project
- Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT (volume 10 releases concurrently)
- Sweet Tamatan (Dokidoki! Tama-tan) by Koge-Donbo
- XX Me! (Watashi ni xx Shinasai!) by Toyama Ema
Dropped from NakaGress 83's cover line-up: My Fiancé is a Monster by Hanamori Pink, Tsuba Kiyo - 28K4 by Hara Asumi, The Great Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu by Enue Kei & Hayamine Kaoru and Ogawa & Team Saito by Sakyo. (Have the compiled in two volumes Tsuba Kiyo and Fiancé wa Monster ended? YumeKi and Ogawa are still ongoing so we'll probably see them again.)
BTW, Nakayoshi is looking for manga translators. Interested?
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- Crows 11 of 26 by Takahashi Hiroshi
- Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) 6 of 9 by Eto Miyuki
- Here we are (Bokura ga Ita) 13 of 14+ by Obata Yuuki
- Kariage Kun 32 of 48+ by Ueda Masashi
- Libero Revolution!! 12 of 13 by Tanaka Motoyuki
- Look Up! (Miagete Goran) 3 of 8 by Kusaba Michiteru
- Shinagawa Cat Story (Shinagawajuku Nekogatari) 2 of 3+ by Nishida Kana
- Shugo Chara! 10 of 11 by PEACH-PIT
- Spiral: The Bonds of Reason (Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna) 5 of 15 by Shirodaira Kyo & Mizuno Eita
- Throbbing Midnight (Tokimeki Midnight) 9 of 9 by Ikeno Koi [Finale]
- With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) 7 of 11 by Tokeino Hari
¹ Sources: Elex STO 18 August 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each except Kariage-kun 32 which retails for IDR 15,000. Nakayoshi Gress 83/2010 is priced at IDR 30,000/volume, as noted above.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links for other language versions.
Volume previews continued
So salaryman Kariage is an animal lover? He has all the best intentions in the world, but they only translate into weird. Even the animals who witness his antics can only sweatdrop and shake their heads.
Victory is close at hand, or is it?
Team Seikai succeeds in grabbing the second set from reigning champ Fujiwara in the autumn amateur finals but it's too early to tell who will win. Seikai has trouble catching up to Fujiwara in the third set, even suffering a severe blow as the set nears its end. Kazuma sprains his foot, the injury grave enough to retire the player from the game. For Team Seikai which has only seven players, the loss of Kazuma means disqualification!
Shinagawa, a small but heavily-populated town, counts among its inhabitants the human and feline varieties. And in the residential district the Tajimas call home, a new family moves in. Unfortunately, the latest missus doesn't socialize much, which sets the rest of the gregarious wives and mothers speculating whether something is wrong with their newest neighbor.
Sakura has to retake a test she failed if she doesn't want to be left behind by her classmates when they get promoted. But how can she concentrate on her studies at home, when older brother Masashi provides such a distraction? But there may be hope for Sakura yet? Masashi, who has missed his deadline, has been kidnapped by his editor!
UP NEXT: More 18 August 2010 manga
Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 1 by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S · Gokusen 15 of 15 · Restore Garage 9 · Nurse Aoi 13 · Lucky Luke - Dalton Terjebak Badai Salju
m&c!: Bleach 33 · Idol Shopping 2 · Ugly Duckling Become Swan 2 · A Badboy Drinks Tea 7 · Female Wolf's Boy 2 · Sandwich Girl 2 · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 11 · Long Hu Men 170 · Star Wars 8 · The Great Ants: Sirkus Keliling · Humor Pegawai Negeri: Pengurangan Jam Kerja · Humor Guru: Undian dan Jebakan
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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manga currently available (11 August 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: The Ruler of Nabari 12 · Vampire Knight 3 · Beauty Honey 1 by Matsumoto Tomo · Piano Hutan 17 · Dorabase 18 · Kaiser Z 15 · Magic Peddler Roma 1 by Kurazono Norihiko · Otoboke Section Chief 5 | Shonen Star 70/2010
- 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
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 · Crows · Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) · Here we are (Bokura ga Ita) · Kariage-kun · Libero Revolution!! (Libero Kakumei!!) · Look Up! (Miagete Goran) · Shinagawa Cat Story (Shinagawajuku Nekogatari) · Shugo Chara! · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason (Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna) · Throbbing Midnight (Tokimeki Midnight) · With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) · Nakayoshi: Dua Pangeran Bintang