This week

Manga street dates: No release this week
Next schedule ‣ Elex (8.13) · Level (8.13) · m&c! (8.13)
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB
Bleach Season 6, Weekdays 630pm WIB

9.29.2010

A Badboy Drinks Tea 9, Sugar Family 4, Rasetsu's Flower 7 (m&c! manga out now) [UPDATED]

Clarified the Cherry 47 unknowns

Also, the penultimate volume 31 of Shanimuni GO (the shoujo TeniPuri) — The Nobuhisa - Ruui Showdown

Anemone Flower Shop (m&c!)

Ane☆Mone Seikaten © Minami Maki/Hakusensha
[First serialized in Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia as Anemone Flower Shop by Gramedia/m&c!

I now know why I couldn't find a match for The Lady and the Sea in Morie Satoshi's backlist; the series was created by Abiko Miwa of Yayan's Heart fame. (Was misled by the 29 September STO which attributed The Lady and the Sea to Satoshi Morie, School Hotel's manga-ka.)

But before I delve further into m&c!'s premieres (and there are five of them), let's blurb that Most Wanted manga first—A Badboy Drinks Tea! 9—which unseals a Pandora's Box:

Why did Masaya become “The Devil”? More importantly, what led him down the path of “reform”?

As Ma-kun's liking of the club president goes through the roof, the harder he finds it to articulate his feelings. Does the past have anything to do with tongue-tiedness? But with Prez resigning from the sadou club and Ma-kun's ideal youth threatened, will “The Devil” finally 'fess up?

NEW M&c! TITLES: Still Life with Girl ♡ Power

Three standalones—Anemone Flower Shop by Minami Maki, Shimokita Sundays by Katsuma Ayahito/Ishida Ira, You Are My Wing by Kitagawa Yuka—as well as two new series—Sky Blue Beach by Yamada Nanpei and (the copy pasta victim) Lady and the Sea by Abiko Miwa—await you this Wednesday.

Again I'm allocating this Above the Cut real estate for only one newbie: Anemone Flower Shop or Ane☆Mone Seikaten, because, you know, it's by Minami Maki-sensei, and who doesn't love Special A? At any rate, you can read about the other debuts below. (Sky Blue Beach, in particular, is worth the scroll down.)

Anemone Flower Shop by Minami Maki

Petite senior high student Saeki Mone falls hard for you wouldn't know it from his face fifth-grader Anesaki Ren. To get close to future darling, Mone part-times at the Anemone florist shop owned by Ren's family. Imagine her dismay when she learns that Ren already likes someone else!

If I deciphered the Japanese blurb right, Mone is 143cm tall to Ren's 182cm. If you can get past the (slight) squick of a Senior High Schooler × Grade Schooler, I'm sure Anemone Flower Shop promises more than a bit of happy. (Remember the Kimi wa Girlfriend precedent?)

Aside from the title story, this anthology contains one-shots Everyday is a Treasure, BATSUSAN and Day Dream Believer, for which Minami Maki-sensei won the Hakusensha Athena Newcomers' Award.

MANGAZINES: Cherry 47/2010 premieres The Ring of God...

...though I doubt Youhen Nibelungen no Yubiwa is the original to which that title refers. Cherry, after all, is a shoujo mangazine (mainly Ciao- and ChuChu's), and Youhen Nibelungen no Yubiwa is a shounen manga — Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion's, at that. »Edit The Ring of God is Obara Shou's Kamisama no Ring. The Ciao serial promises only a short run, seeing as the 「神様のリング」 original is only one tankou long.

A trio of one-shots—Cool Boys Fight, My Family Problem and Happy Obaachan in America—likewise go uncredited in the Table of Contents, though I'm guessing the last is related to Akino Miru-sensei's Happy Obaachan series (likely a special) but Cool Boys Fight is actually a volume 7 omake of Nishimura Tomoko's My Lovely Class Leader (Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou); My Family Problem, a side story to Wagata Konomi's Togetherness or Isshoni Kaero; and Happy Obaachan in America was taken from Akino Miru's I Love Food and Karen-chan (Meshimase Karen-chan) series.

Cherry 47/2010 (m&c!)

It's easier to identify the cover of Cherry 47 (on teh left) — it's 7 Centi!, the ChuChu serial by Nanajima Kana (Crazy Love Game, Kick! and Love Trauma manga-ka). This Cherry's 7 Senchi! installment: Memory 4.

As for the more popular serials and their latest chapters —
Beauty Pop Stage 2 by Arai Kiyoko (Episode 12)
Dawn Aria by Akaishi Michiyo (Episode 24)
Love ♥ Deco by Jinna Mai (Episode 2)
Flying Ice Angel by Imai Yasue (Episode 4)
Pudding in Love by Shinozuka Hiromu

I still don't know where Bitter Trap by Miyawaki Yukino went. Has it finished?

m&c! manga, manhwa and manhua (2010.09.29)

Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.

  1. A Badboy Drinks Tea! (Ocha Nigosu) 9 of 11 by Nishimori Hiroyuki
  2. A Badboy Drinks Tea! 9 (m&c!)

    Ocha Nigosuお茶にごす。」 by Nishimori Hiroyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2009.07

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

  3. [New Release] Anemone Flower Shop (Anemone Seikaten) by Minami Maki
  4. Confucius 4 by Ihara Sai/Lee Chi-ching (Culturecom)
  5. Female Wolf's Boy 5 of 17 by Han YuRang
  6. Female Wolf's Boy 5 (m&c!)

    The Female Wolf BOY
    암컷늑대의 보이 (암컷늑대의 Boy)
    by Han YuRang
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 5 first published in Korea 2007.09

    Related
    Based on the Korean Internet novel 암컷늑대의 BOY by i쿠키i조아 (iCookieiLike).

  7. Jun X Ai Sensation (Jun'ai Sensation) 3 of 5 by Oobayashi Miyuki
  8. [Premiere] Lady and the Sea (Umi wa Miteita Inu) 1 of 2 by Abiko Miwa
  9. Lady and the Sea 1 (m&c!)

    Umi wa Miteita Inu海をみていた犬」 by Abiko Miwa
    Hakusensha HLC (Hakusensha Ladies Comics) Silky, josei
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2003.07

    Reissues
    Re-released in one volume in 2008.09

  10. Rasetsu's Flower (Rasetsu no Hana) 7 of 9+ by Shiomi Chika
  11. Rasetsu's Flower 7 (m&c!)

    Rasetsu no Hanaらせつの花」 by Shiomi Chika
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2009.10

    Other languages
    English Rasetsu (VIZ Media; volume 6 released 2010.09.07 • volume 7 street date: 2010.12.07), traditional Chinese (Tong Li)

    Related
    Yurara's Moon (Yurara no Tsuki AKA Yurara; prequel)

  12. Shanimuni GO 31 of 32 by Ragawa Marimo
  13. Shanimuni GO 31 (m&c!)

    Shanimuni GOしゃにむにGO
    by Ragawa Marimo
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 31 first published in Japan 2009.05

  14. [New Release] Shimokita Sundays by Katsuma Ayahito/Ishida Ira
  15. Shimokita Sundays (m&c!)

    Shimokita Sundays下北サンデーズ
    by Katsuma Ayahito/Ishida Ira
    Kodansha Betsufure KC, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.01

    Related
    Based on the novel by Ishida Ira; adapted into a nine-episode live-action renzoku starring Ueto Aya as Satonaka Yuika (TV Asahi; 2006.07 - 2006.09)

  16. [Premiere] Sky Blue Beach (Sorairo Kaigan) 1 of 6 by Yamada Nanpei
  17. Sky Blue Beach 1 (m&c!)

    Sorairo Kaigan空色海岸」 by Yamada Nanpei
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.01

    Other languages
    English Skyblue Shore (TOKYOPOP; volume 1 street date: 2010.11.30)

  18. Sugar Family 4 of 6 by Hagio Akira
  19. [New Release] You Are My Wing (Boku no Hane wa Kimi) by Kitagawa Yuka
  20. You Are My Wing (m&c!)

    Boku no Hane wa Kimiぼくのはねはきみ
    by Kitagawa Yuka
    Kodansha Betsufure Zoukan, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.11

  21. Yowamushi Pedal, Go! (Yowamushi Pedal) 9 of 13+ by Watanabe Wataru
  22. Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 9 (m&c!)

    Yowamushi Pedal弱虫ペダル
    by Watanabe Wataru
    Akita Shoten Weekly Shonen Champion, shounen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2009.12

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press Taiwan)

m&c! BD/AMERO comics (2010.09.29)

Humor Pemadam Kebakaran: Orang-orang Di Titik Api (Les Pompiers, tome 2: Hommes au foyer) by Cazenove/Stedo (Bamboo)

m&c! KOLONI local comics (2010.09.29)

  1. Pace - The Guilty by Rimanti N
  2. The Prince and The Poor by Lily Zhai
  3. SEER - The Genchildren 1 by C. Suryo Laksono
  4. Wind Rider Sky Age Special Edition by Is Yuniarto/John G Reinhart

¹ Sources: m&c! (artwork and release advisory)
² GN are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except the Female Wolf's Boy 5 soonjung manhwa and the Confucius 4 manhua (IDR 18,500 each). The Humor Pemadam Kebakaran: Orang-orang Di Titik Api BD retails for IDR 25,000/volume. Cherry 47 carries a price tag of IDR 22,500/issue.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

New titles continued...

Lady and the Sea 1 of 2 by Abiko Miwa

Divorce sends Ryouko running home to her parents. Can son Kai and the old neighborhood help heal a broken heart?

Hakusensha originally released Umi wa Miteita Inu under HLC Silky, its josei imprint, in two tankou before re-releasing it in one volume.

Aside from the one-volume Yayan's Heart or Yayan no Kimochi, Abiko-sensei also created the Taigan no Kanojo and Aomame Akamame Hiyokomame standalones.

Shimokita Sundays by Katsuma Ayahito/Ishida Ira

The Shimokita Sundays acting troupe continues to wallow in penury, despite the group having been founded (ice) ages ago. Into the out of luck performers' midst comes university freshman Satonaka Yuika. Yuika's knowledge about acting—about the real world, in fact—can be summarized in a handful of sentences, but she stands to change Shimokita Sundays' destiny!

From the Japanese Wiki dates, the manga succeeded the 2006 vintage live-action renzoku starring Ueto Aya (Makihara Risa, Nagareboshi) as Satonaka Yuika. The TV Asahi drama, in turn, appears to have been an adapt of the Shimokita Sundays novel by Ishida Ira-sensei (creator of Akihabara@DEEP).

Katsuma Ayahito-sensei's current Betsufure serial is the shoujo love comedy Kamiya-kun to Kamiya-san.

Sky Blue Beach 1 of 6 by Yamada Nanpei

A resident of a coastal town (where one presumes a lower crime rate), high school student Sakurai Tomo never expected to become a molesting victim as she rides the bus. Fortunately for Tomo, someone comes to her rescue — someone who goes and drops a keychain at her feet, as if to say “Come find me!”

Tomo stumbles on to her knight, all right, and he turns out to be Tanaka Riku, the school's caretaker.

Serenus Dreamers (description excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga) adds that Chekhov's gun the stray keychain is set with an agate—similar to the stone Tomo received from a boy, long, long time ago—and speculates whether Tomo's savior is that guy from the past.

TOKYOPOP skeds the English Sorairo Kaigan (as Skyblue Shore) this November (volume 1 street date: 2010.11.30).

Yamada Nanpei-sensei's other current m&c! manga is How to be a Man; in Japan, her supernatural gender bender comedy Orange Chocolate is still being serialized in Bessatsu Hana to Yume.

You are My Wing by Kitagawa Yuka

“I thought I saw wings...”

Next to no knowledge, other than how high he jumps such that he looks airborne, hasn't stopped Aki from crushing on a boy in sixth grade. Now a ninth-grader, Aki meets Yuu, whose jumps remind her of her grade school crush. Are they one and the same person?

Aerandria Scans (description excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga) shares that there are incredible rumors surrounding Yuu. But if Aki has persevered since sixth grade, do you think mere gossip will stop her now? I don't think so...

Kitagawa Yuka-sensei's other works include Kareshi 1-gou; Kimi no Tonari; and Sensei, Daisuki na Hito, all standalone shoujo romances first serialized in Betsufure.

Ongoing series previews

Female Wolf's Boy 5 of 17 by Han YuRang

Gang Jae Hee confesses to Eun Soo?!! How will the other boys take to this shocking development? Eun Soo, still jealous of Han Yeon, grouses in front of Jae Hee. In response, Jae Hee goes and kisses Eun Soo!

Kyaaaa~! *dies* (Cancha tell I'm lurvin' this manhwa??)

Jun X Ai Sensation 3 of 5 by Oobayashi Miyuki

Ai goes on a double date with Gashou and Noda!?

It all started when Ai and JunPon merged in Ai's body; the two accidentally greenlight dates with two boys, Gashou and Noda.

Who will Ai choose in the end?

Rasetsu's Flower 7 of 9+ by Shiomi Chika

Mei's words galvanize Yakou, making him realize his true feelings for Rasetsu. But despite the epiphany, Yakou still yearns for the spirit who used to occupy his thoughts. Is there something to Yakou's premonition that that spirit hovers near?

Adding from VIZ Media's Rasetsu, Vol. 7 blurb: Meanwhile, Kuryu and Yako visit the site where their boss fought the evil spirit that will eventually claim Rasetsu... but Kuryu suddenly attacks Yako!

Shanimuni GO 31 of 32 by Ragawa Marimo

Nobuhisa and Ruui face off in the finals of the Inter-High men's singles. Both vow to win. Hinako champions Nobuhisa, while his parents throw their support behind Ruui. Who will claim the victory?

Sugar Family 4 of 6 by Hagio Akira

Since when did her life become so... busy?? Around trying to restore her stepbrother Taichi's memories, Yuka has to model for Ninomiya-sensei's son Tsubaki. She's left with no choice, having broken Tsubaki's camera.

The bright(?) side: Yuka's photo competition pix allow her to learn of her mother's ex-model past.

What additional upheaval awaits Yuka?

Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 9 of 13+ by Watanabe Wataru

Japan's strongest athletes gather in Hakone for the Inter-High. Kinjo with Fukutomi. Imaizumi with Midosuji. Sakamichi with Sangaku. They all reunite to settle an outstanding score!

KOLONI local comics

Pace - The Guilty

KOLONI: Pace - The Guilty (m&c!)

Pace - The Guilty
© Rimanti Nurdarina

Senior high schooler komikus Rimanti Nurdarina presents Pace - The Guilty, about Ditya, an up-and-coming IT professional who falls into a co-worker's trap. (Original Indonesian synopsis below.)

Ditya Adi Chiptapraja, seorang karyawan perusahaan elektronik dan multimedia terkemuka U Inc., memiliki motivasi bersaing yang sangat tinggi untuk memperoleh kedudukan nomor satu di antara yang lainnya. Ia menjadi lupa diri dan mengabaikan hal-hal penting di sekelilingnya. Segalanya terlihat sempurna hingga suatu hari, salah seorang karyawan satu divisi menjebak dan mempermainkan hidup Ditya dengan tuduhan bahwa Ditya memalsukan seluruh data keuangan U Inc. ...

The Prince and the Poor

KOLONI: The Prince and the Poor (m&c!)

The Prince and the Poor
© Lily Zhai

Meanwhile, in Lily Zhai's The Prince and the Poor, romance comedy Kasia learns that there's truth to not judging by appearances when she falls a-prey of Badboy Galuh. (Original Indonesian synopsis below.)

“Don't judge the book by its cover”... bener banget! Itu yang dirasakan Kasia pada Galuh. Cowok populer yang dikenal sebagai badboy sekolah yang misterius itu ternyata cowok bertampang seleb tapi berhati iblis! Gawatnya, Kasia masih harus membayar hutang satu bulan uang sekolah dengan bekerja di toko kue yang ternyata milik keluarga Galuh! Eh, bukannya berkurang, hutang Kasia malah bertambah terus!

SEER - The Genchildren 1

KOLONI: SEER - The Genchildren (m&c!)

SEER - The Genchildren
© C. Suryo Laksono

The third KOLONI debut, C. Suryo Laksono's SEER - The Genchildren, tells of the exploits of time-skipping Abi who searches for the brother separated from him by a scientific experiment gone wrong. (Original Indonesian synopsis below.)

“Kami bukan dari dunia ini.
Kami Cuma tamu dari dunia yang telah tersapu waktu...”

2375. Abi, seorang anak indigo, berkelana mencari adiknya yang terpisah darinya setelah riset para ilmuwan Indonesia melempar mereka ke masa depan. Perjalanannya tidak mudah, karena ternyata sebuah organisasi misterius menghadang usahanya. Belum lagi kutukan genetis akibat lemparan mesin waktu menyebabkan tubuhnya kerap berpindah secara tak terkendali. Pencapaian Abi pun serasa mustahil.

Bagaimanakah nasib Abi yang sendirian menjelajahi dunia yang asing baginya?

Wind Rider Sky Age Special Edition

KOLONI: Wind Rider Sky Age Special Edition (m&c!)

Wind Rider Sky Age
[Special Edition]
© Is Yuniarto

And from Is Yuniarto, the creator of Garudayana and Knights of Apocalypse, comes Wind Rider Sky Age Special Edition, a reissue with additional behind-the-scenes exclusives.

Wind Rider was first published by Elex Media in 2005. The story follows the eponymous Wind Rider who reigns supreme in the skies of a post-apocalyptic world. Is Yuniarto's skybike won first prize in vehicle design from the recently-held WACOM Industrial Design Contest 2010.

UP NEXT: 6 October 2010 manga

m&c!: White Paper Ark 7 of 7 · Lovers In Paris by Akimoto Nami · Welcome to Rakuan-Inn by Minami Sachi · Dawn Aria 6 · School Baby by Shibano Yuka · Cyboy 1 by Nishikata Mai · Sandwich Girl 3

Elex Media: Detektif Conan 20 +Plus Super Digest Book · New Legenda Naga 6 · Crayon Shinchan - Mari Mengenal Serangga by Usui Yoshito · Tsuba Kiyo - 28K4 volume 1 by Hara Asumi · Ruler of the Land 49 · Fairy Tail 8 · Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 16 · BECK 22 · Dr. Koto 2 · Ogawa & Team Saito 2 · Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 4 · Sora, The Wingless Duck 18 · Tena on S String 3 · Spiral: The Bonds Of Reason 7 · Penguin Revolution 7 of 7 · Tokkyu! 15 · A Story of Heroes 32 · Kaiser Z 16 of 16

Level Comics: Eternal Sabbath 1 by Souryo Fuyumi · Cruise 1 by Yajima Masao · xxxHOLiC 10 · Miso-com 4 · Psychometrist Eiji 15 · A Spirit of the Sun 6 · K2 v3

Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography

disclaimer

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

other available manga (29 September 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe) by Hikawa Kyoko · Detektif Conan Special 33 · Yakitate!! Japan 18 · Dear Boys Act.3 vol. 4 · Vampire Knight 4 · Rakka Ryuusui 2 · Wild Life 9 · Hell Girl 8 · Kurozakuro 6 · Legend of The Cursed Sword 32 · Shonen Star 73/2010 · Shonen Magz 77/2010
  • Level Comics: Fight!! Ippo 78 · The Duke and I by Hara Chieko · Love & Collage 11 · Love Affair 6 · Priest 9 · Aflame Inferno 3 · New Comic Bomber 4 · Gun Smith Cats 6 · Haruka 17 vol. 9

other invaluable resources

Baka-Updates Manga · Wikipedia · 7net Shopping · YES24 · ANN

3 comments:

huamulan03 said...

GET! Female Wolf's Boy 5, Rasetsu's Flower 7, Sugar Family 4, Sky Blue Beach 1, Anemone Flower Shop ^^

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

anemone took my breath away..so appealing!

huamulan03 said...

@ayu-chan
My fave Anemone one-shot is actually "Everyday is a Treasure" ^^

Post a Comment

When commenting, kindly leave a name, make one up, whatever. I would like to call you something other than "anonymous-san" ^^

Arigatou gozaimuchness,
Niki

Recent posts