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10.05.2010

Cyboy 1 by Nishikata Mai, Dawn Aria 6, White Paper Ark 7 of 7 (m&c! 6 October 2010 manga)

Cyboy 1

Cyboy © Nishikata Mai/Hakusensha [First serialized in Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia by PT Gramedia/m&c!

Kujo Kiyosumi used to be a socially-inept nerd, but not anymore. Thanks to the kewl Sagiya Maki, Kiyosumi has made himself over into a cyborg boy (cyboy) whose Oh. My. Bishieness! makes Reinan High fangirls Kyaaa~!

Despite his skyrocketing popularity, however, Kiyosumi is one unhappy camper. Not only is a Blue Bishounen Ghetto out to oust him as Fangirl Favorite, the girl he has fallen for couldn't be more anti-bishie!

So that's Cyboy for you, one of four new m&c! shoujo manga streeting tomorrow. (I babble about Akimoto Nami's Lovers in Paris, Shibano Yuka's School Baby and Minami Sachi's Welcome to Rakuan-Inn much further down.) Baka-Updates Manga, which files Cyboy under Beauty Transformation, Phobia, Strong Male Lead tags, adds the reason Kiyosumi underwent such drastic change: his grade school crush's crushing rejection of his love confession (she called him “disgusting” before their whole class). I bet sed biatch regrets ever having insulted Cyboy after his makeover.

Nishikata Mai-sensei's proven GET! track record includes Venus Capriccio and Sweet Black. Her latest gender bender romance, Hana no Kishi, is currently serialized in Hana to Yume.

Dawn Aria 6 of 10+ by Akaishi Michiyo

Aria's hand injury puts paid to any further dreams of becoming a pianist, but she refuses to give up on music altogether. She transfers to the Vocal Music department where she's given a one-week deadline to master a very difficult song. Can Aria do the piece justice when her heart aches heavy from news of Natsuo-san and Shouko-sama's engagement?

FINALES: White Paper Ark by Fujino Moyamu

Questions to ask the concluding Hakobune Hakusho:

  1. What really happened to Sasuke? And is it true that Yuusuke loathes him with a passion uncontested?
  2. What's going to happen to Fune who unintentionally declared her feelings for Sasuke?
  3. Will Miiko finally accept Kotarou?

You know what to do if you want answers. (GET! White Paper Ark volume 7.)

m&c! manga and manhwa (2010.10.06)

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

  1. [Premiere] Cyboy 1 of 2 by Nishikata Mai
  2. Cyboy 1 (m&c!)

    Cyboyサイボーイ-改造少年-
    by Nishikata Mai
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.07

  3. Dawn Aria (Akatsuki no ARIA) 6 of 10+ by Akaishi Michiyo
  4. Dawn Aria 6 (m&c!)

    Akatsuki no ARIA暁のARIA
    by Akaishi Michiyo
    Shogakukan Flowers, josei
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2008.12

    Serializations
    Cherry (Indonesian Sho-Comi/Ciao/ChuChu; ongoing)

  5. [New Release] Lovers in Paris (Paris no Koibitotachi) by Akimoto Nami
  6. Lovers in Paris (m&c!)

    Paris no Koibitotachiパリの恋人たち
    by Akimoto Nami
    AKA Les Couples à Paris
    Kodansha Betsufure Zoukan, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.01

  7. Sandwich Girl 3 of 8 by Han YuRang
  8. Sandwich Girl 3 (m&c!)

    Sandwich Girl샌드위치 걸」 by Han YuRang
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 3 first published in Korea 2006.12

  9. [New Release] School Baby (Gakuen Babe) by Shibano Yuka
  10. School Baby (m&c!)

    Gakuen Babe学園ベイベー
    by Shibano Yuka
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.08

  11. [New Release] Welcome to Rakuan-Inn (Senyuu Banrai Rakuan) by Minami Sachi
  12. Welcome to Rakuan-Inn (m&c!)

    Senyuu Banrai Rakuan千幽万来・楽庵
    by Minami Sachi
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.05

  13. White Paper Ark (Hakobune Hakusho) 7 of 7 by Fujino Moyamu [Finale]
  14. White Paper Ark 7 (m&c!)

    Hakobune Hakushoはこぶね白書
    by Fujino Moyamu
    Mag Garden Comic Blade, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in 2008.07

    Other languages
    English Animal Academy: Hakobune Hakusho (TOKYOPOP; volume 5 released 2010.08 • volume 6 street date: 2010.11.02), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

m&c! AMERO comics (2010.10.06)

  • Monika dan Kawan-Kawan (Turma da Mônica) 135 by Mauricio

m&c! KOLONI local comics (2010.10.06)

  • The Princessa by Anca Sulaiman

¹ Sources: m&c! (artwork and release advisory)
² GN are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except the Sandwich Girl 3 soonjung manhwa (SRP: IDR 18,500).
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Previews continued

Lovers in Paris by Akimoto Nami

Paris, the city of lovers.
Here my dream takes flight:
Please, let me become closer to my boyfriend, Tsukasa!

Okay, so m&c!'s back cover blurb is a bit minimal. So let me excerpt Baka-Updates Manga's description because it's gots the juicy Love Triangle deets:

Ai's class is taking an educational trip to Paris! She's never been before, so she thinks this might be a great chance for an exciting and romantic adventure! Unfortunately, Ai's boyfriend Tsukasa is pretty serious; they've been together for a while and haven't even kissed yet! Will they be able to take their relationship to the next level if he's in charge of managing the students during the trip?! And what happens when Ai meets a new boy in Paris: a dancer named Edmund?!

You prolly already know of Akimoto Nami-sensei from the Nakayoshi manga Urukyuu (Ultra Cute) but she later graduated to risqué-er shoujo romances like Dangerous Strawberry Boy and Tokyo Sex, the latter serialized in Dessert.

Sandwich Girl 3 of 8 by Han YuRang

Despite their engagement being a pragmatic arrangement, Se Joon starts to feel a bit possessive of fiancée Jae Kyeong, especially now when she has her sights set on Some Other Guy. What else is Se Joon to do but keep close tags on the Future Mother of His Children?

School Baby by Shibano Yuka

Keep her away from kyuuketsuki, blood-phobic doctor's daughter Komachi fails to get into her dream high school and is forced to enroll at her second choice, “Special Course.” There she meets weirdos a-plenty, including star sprinter Oosaki Hiro.

Aside from revealing that Hiro has his eye on her, Midnight Scans (excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga) specifies the kind of people Komachi meets in sports and arts Special Course, Macho with dreadlocks, bearded lolita, among them.

Shibano Yuka-sensei is (more or less) a regular in the release schedules, with manga coming out almost every quarter: 1/3 Romantica (30 June), March Our Hearts Together (10 March) and My Summer Love (21 October 2009). But I'm pretty sure m&c! has yet to license the one-volume music-troped Diamond Beat.

Welcome to Rakuan-Inn by Minami Sachi

You can feel a person's warmth not just from body temperature, but also from the ears, the eyes, the heart.

This Hitachi and Shinonome have proven in Rakuan, the sanctuary of souls yearning to become whole.

So, if I didn't mistake teh Japanese blurb, Rakuan-Inn is some sort of temple, a sorta halfway house for ghosts with regrets.

I like Minami Sachi-sensei's series (Colorful Joker, Mebius Union); her (his?) standalones (Little Beans in Love), not so much. But since Welcome to Rakuan-Inn reminds me of Ghost Only, I'll probably check it out of the rental library.

UP NEXT: 13 October 2010 manga

m&c!: Song of Love 6 · Bleach 35 · When Love is Growing by Shiumi Saki · Female Wolf's Boy 6 · Miracle Ball 12 of 12 · Kimi Ga Suki - I Love You - 2 of 3 · How to Make a Princess 1 by Izumi Asuka · Because I Love You 2 of 2 · Love Remedy by Kohara Yuko · My Sweet Home 1 by Maru & Kim Jin-hee · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 12

Elex Media: Topeng Kaca 1 Deluxe by Miuchi Suzue · Fairy Tail 9 · Defense Devil 1 by Youn In-Wan & Yang Kyung-Il · Kariage-kun 34 · My First Mr. Akuno 1 by Fujiki Syun · SC: Thorny Rules by Yukimura Yuni · Sentaro 35 · Crows 12 · Artist Acro 2 · Tsuba Kiyo - 28K4 volume 2 of 2 · Kurozakuro 7 of 7 · Hidamari Sketch 4

Level Comics: Vagabond 33 · Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 2 · The Drops of God 2 · Zipang 4 · Blade of Immortal 11 · Hellsing 5 · Priest 10 · Basara 13 · Jepang Tenggelam 8 · Onsen Paradise 3 · Strange Tales of Tokyo 3

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 currently available manga (6 October 2010 street date)

  • 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

other invaluable resources

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

2 comments:

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

wow..lovers in Paris and school baby looks interesting :P

RE: aww..i guess you should finish higurashi~ it's one of the best ^^

huamulan03 said...

Whatever floats yer boat, ayu-chan ^^

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