Clarified the Cherry 47 unknowns
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.)
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?
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.)
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,
Day Dream Believer, for which Minami Maki-sensei won the Hakusensha Athena Newcomers' Award.
...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.
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?
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- A Badboy Drinks Tea! (Ocha Nigosu) 9 of 11 by Nishimori Hiroyuki
- [New Release] Anemone Flower Shop (Anemone Seikaten) by Minami Maki
- Confucius 4 by Ihara Sai/Lee Chi-ching (Culturecom)
- Female Wolf's Boy 5 of 17 by Han YuRang
- Jun X Ai Sensation (Jun'ai Sensation) 3 of 5 by Oobayashi Miyuki
- [Premiere] Lady and the Sea (Umi wa Miteita Inu) 1 of 2 by Abiko Miwa
- Rasetsu's Flower (Rasetsu no Hana) 7 of 9+ by Shiomi Chika
- Shanimuni GO 31 of 32 by Ragawa Marimo
- [New Release] Shimokita Sundays by Katsuma Ayahito/Ishida Ira
- [Premiere] Sky Blue Beach (Sorairo Kaigan) 1 of 6 by Yamada Nanpei
- Sugar Family 4 of 6 by Hagio Akira
- [New Release] You Are My Wing (Boku no Hane wa Kimi) by Kitagawa Yuka
- Yowamushi Pedal, Go! (Yowamushi Pedal) 9 of 13+ by Watanabe Wataru
Humor Pemadam Kebakaran: Orang-orang Di Titik Api (Les Pompiers, tome 2: Hommes au foyer) by Cazenove/Stedo (Bamboo)
- Pace - The Guilty by Rimanti N
- The Prince and The Poor by Lily Zhai
- SEER - The Genchildren 1 by C. Suryo Laksono
- 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 are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New titles continued...
Divorce sends Ryouko running home to her parents. Can son Kai and the old neighborhood help heal a broken heart?
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.
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.
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.
“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
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??)
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
© 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
© 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
© 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
© Is Yuniarto
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.
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Iamque opus exegi,
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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
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