Eden no Trill © Fujita Maki/Akita Shoten [First serialized in Princess]
Published in Indonesia as Song of Love by Gramedia/m&c!
I know, I know. Bleach 35 is the #1 manga DO WANT! But as I prefer not to stare at Kurotsuchi first thing (no disrespect meant the scary 12th Division captain lest he come after me), the purtier Song of Love 6 snatches the cover spot. In any case, Song of Love's return after nearly a year's absence calls for the spotlight.
Still, I'll kick off the post with Bleach 35: Higher Than The Moon:
Mad Scientist Espada Szayel Aporro Granz gets his at the (black and white even in color) hands of kindred spirit Kurotsuchi Mayuri. Poisoned by the incumbent Shinigami Research Institute prez, Szayel Aporro sees his impending death play out in flo-mo. Elsewhere, another Soul Society VS Las Noches battle—between 11th Division captain Zaraki Kenpachi and Quinto Espada Nnoitra Gilga—goes into eternal (read: neverending) mode. The abridged version: Nnoitra releases his Resurrección, bringing his opponent to his knees, before Kenpachi opts to give that
kendo sh*t a whirl and beat the snot out of Nnoitra.
If you're wondering where teh *bleep* Ichigo is, you'll have to jump over several mortal combat chapters, the cloning of Karakura chou and Orihime abduction redux. (Yup, Ichigo has to save 'Hime again from Ulquiorra-sama.)
Weks! Rabid dog alert! Eiri gets so annoyed with Muneyuki sticking to Ritsu and constantly making her over that he bites—yes, bites—the poor girl! And as the new year holiday rolls in, Ritsu chooses to stay at the dorm, but a phone call from home nixes that plan, forcing Ritsu to Face Her Fear: buddying up with her new family.
It's been so long since I last read Fujita Maki's Eden no Trill that the
Previously on... has all but sunk into oblivion. Meanwhile, the French Asuka édition Trill on Eden tome 6 blurb has this to add (if mechanical translation is not #Fail): Ritsu's mom finally finds out that her daughter has transferred to the music department. So between her own family and Eiri's (Eiri and his brothers, specifically), Ritsu can only look forward to a most stressful holiday.
NEW M&C! TITLES: How to make a Princess, Love Remedy and My Sweet Home
m&c! launches two new series—How to make a Princess (manga) and My Sweet Home (manhwa)—and a manga standalone, Love Remedy. All shoujo/soonjung. I don't consider When Love is Growing: The Evolution of Love a real newbie (perhaps unreal) as it's actually the second in Shiumi Saki's The (Blankity-Blank-Blank) of Love trilogy. (Prequel When Love is Hiding: The Latency Period of Love streeted last June.) I do promise an extended babble (albeit tucked behind the fake cut) because I lurve all manga Shiumi Saki. (Advanced info: m&c! has already penciled in Shiumi Saki-sensei's Kanchigai Musume to Buchigire Ouji for this October's end.)
Himegimi no Tsukurikata
© Izumi Asuka/Hakusensha
[First serialized in LaLa DX]
Published in Indonesia as
How to make a Princess
But m&c!'s Misunderstand Girl & Angry Prince comes later. For now, dedicating this prime real estate to the current How to make a Princess, Izumi Asuka's
Butler, Rich Girl Poor Boy, Love Triangle Himegimi no Tsukurikata, which started life out as a LaLa DX serial and ended up compiled in two volumes.
Maria has lived on her own ever since her mother passed away. Imagine her consternation when into her relatively quiet life bursts in not one but two... butlers?!
Rufus and Yuri insist on serving Maria on her absentee father's orders, though it's really a toss-up as to who is serving whom. For the butlers have been sent to transform Maria into a “Princess.” She needs must go through her milady paces before the bishie pair deems her fit to meet her father who appears to be in danger.
[With additions from Aerandria Scans' description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga; the same entry provides the earlier quoted series categories/tags]
For those who want the skinny on the other new titles NOW:
♥ My Sweet Home: Tomboy, Misunderstandings, Step siblings, Stepfather (Baka-Updates tags)
♥ Love Remedy: Rejected Love Confession, We Will Meet Again
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- Because I Love You (Datte Aishiteru) 2 of 2 by Akira Shouko [Finale]
- Bleach 35 of 47+ by Kubo Tite
- Female Wolf's Boy 6 of 17 by Han YuRang
- [Premiere] How to make a Princess (Himegimi no Tsukurikata) 1 of 2 by Izumi Asuka
- The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 12 of 20: Dalang Iblis (bagian awal) by Khu Lung, Cai Jing Dong
- Kimi ga Suki ~ I Love You ~ (Kimi ga Suki) 2 of 3 by Watanabe Ayu
- [New Release] Love Remedy (Otona no Okusuri) by Kohara Yuko
- Miracle Ball 12 of 12 by Nagatoshi Yasunari [Finale]
- [Premiere] My Sweet Home 1 of 6 by MARU & Kim JinHee
- Song of Love (Eden no Trill) 6 of 8 by Fujita Maki
- [New Release] When Love is Growing (Koigokoro Koushinchuu) by Shiumi Saki
- Foot 2 Rue: Street Soccer 5 (Foot 2 Rue, Saison 2, tome 10: Les Diables noirs) by Mathieu Mariolle, Philippe Cardona (Soleil)
¹ Source: m&c! (artwork and release advisory)
² GN are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except the Female Wolf's Boy 6 and My Sweet Home 1 manhwa (SRP: IDR 18,500). The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 12 manhua retails for IDR 17,500/volume while the Foot 2 Rue: Street Soccer 5 BD is priced at IDR 25,000.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New titles continued
Sora-kun confessed his love to Ayumi when they were still in grade school but was rejected. Now, both Sora and Ayumi and middle schoolers.
When Ayumi meets Sora again, she is shocked to see how much kewler and more mature he has become. But she is even more disturbed at what she feels whenever she sees him.
What could be wrong with her?
Love Remedy, this Ciao anthology contains shorts
Look At Me,
Snow In The Spring,
Your Lost Memory and
I think I understand why m&c! chose to title Kohara Yuko-sensei's Otona no Okusuri
Love Remedy. (
Your Adult Medicine doesn't quite have that ring of 'wholesome shoujo' to it.) But it sure makes it interchangeable with Chuang Yi's Love Remedy, unless you know that the latter is by Kawamaru Shin-sensei (originally Dr. wa Sotto Dakishimeru, that m&c! in turn retitled Gorgeous Doctors).
Kohara Yuko-sensei also created the Mama Trouble and Paradise Kids shoujo comedies.
Gona lost his mom at age seven; Bian has been fatherless since she was five. But while Bian welcomes her mom remarrying, her new stepbrother can only sulk and brood over the family additions.
What will happen to Gona and Bian now that they have Not Blood Sibs and living together to contend with?
Youdathunk they'd hit it off, seeing as how alike they are, but nooo. (This is soonjung manhwa, after all, and scrapping is more than welcome.) And as Baka-Updates Manga points out in its My Sweet Home entry, Gona can't stand tomboy Bian acting cutesy in front of his (rich) father, while Bian could just about wallop Gona for his emo-ness. The same synop adds that there IS someone who'd be over the moon were Gona and Bian to remain distant — Shion who's crushing on Bian. But right now Shion's all green-eyed over Bian “dating” her stepsib.
© Shiumi Saki
Shogakukan [Sho-Comi Zoukan]
Published in Indonesia as
When Love is Growing
After faithfully following the Seven Love Myths of Ryousei Academy, Ritsuka has been awarded the school's scariest student Kuze-kun as her boyfriend grand prize. So everything should be roses from here on out, right?
Wrong! One fine day, Ritsuka collides into student council prexy Harumi and they end up lip-locking!
How fares Ritsuka's legendary love now?
One more installment to Kuze x Ritsuka remains, so it's safe to assume that our OTP will get past that Accidental Kiss by the end of Koigokoro Koushinchuu: The Evolution of Love (When Love is Growing's original title), if not at the close of sequel Koigokoro Kyoumeichuu: The Resonance of Love.
As I leaked Above the Fake Cut, m&c! tentatively slates Shiumi Saki-sensei's Misunderstand Girl & Angry Prince for an end-October release. If that goes per plan, in to my library it goes. The When Love is Growing GET! is a foregone conclusion. I expect they'll have fun with When Love is Hiding and the other m&c! Shiumi Saki standalones in my library, My Rival is My Love and Pure Love Junky. (Only Secret Love is missing from my collection.)
After confessing her love for her childhood pal, Nao retires from the love battlefield gracefully. Nao's junior in the basketball club, Kouta, tries to console her, but can Nao trust Kouta? Kouta seems to be hiding something about his relationship to cousin Michiyo, the girl Rin likes.
How will this love rectangle resolve itself?
Please see Because I Love You volume 2 for the answer.
This final tankou also includes one-shots
45° Romance and
Miyamoto and team-mates face off with Musashimaru in the finals. Who will emerge the baseball champs?
When we last left our couple, Eun Soo had just delivered a resounding slap to boyfriend Jae Hee for dancing with Not His Girlfriend Han Yeon. Predictably, Eun Soo's recklessly jealous reaction shocks all their friends agog. But forget the onlookers, instead of getting mad...
Jae Hee goes and tells everyone that he and Eun Soo are an item! Han Yeon can't accept the “Boys' Love” going down in front of her eyes, and schemes to make Eun Soo even more jealous.
A conspiracy has sprung up over whether Jae Hee already knows Eun Soo's true gender. My take: he does.
I reject Mase and become Hojo's girlfriend. Come April, however, all three of us enter the same high school, Asakita.
I can't take it. I don't want to be with Mase. I want to forget him...
The above is from Aki's POV, obviously. Continue to keep those tissues or handkerchief handy.
UP NEXT: 20 October 2010 manga
m&c!: Oresama Teacher 3 · Kingdom of the Beast by Takagi Shigeyoshi · A Badboy Drinks Tea! 10 · To The Top! 2 of 2 · Idol Shopping 4 · Canon by Usami Maki · Beauty Pop 8 · Cold Heart by Hoshimori Yukimo · Go! Hiromi Go! 4 · Secret 2
Elex Media: Vampire Knight 5 · Fullmetal Alchemist 24 · Hello Master 2 · Topeng Kaca 2 Deluxe · Rinne 1 by Takahashi Rumiko · Artist Acro 3 · Natural Honey Dormitory 3 · New Sexy Simpleton 7 · Want You 1 by Hwang MiRee · Our Dear Tamura-kun 1 by Kurafuji Sachi · Legend of Nereid 10 · Nakayoshi 85/2010 · Shonen Star 74/2010
Level Comics: Half an Apple 4 · Air Gear 15 · Jio 10 · Chocolat 4 · Hikayat Genji 4 · Akihabara@DEEP 6 of 6 · Restore Garage 251 V10 · Shattered Knife 5
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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Other upcoming manga (13 October 2010 street date)
- 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
other invaluable resources
m&c! · manga · manhwa · manhua · AMERO · shoujo · shounen · soonjung · Because I Love You (Datte Aishiteru) · Bleach · Female Wolf's Boy · Foot 2 Rue: Street Soccer · How to make a Princess (Himegimi no Tsukurikata) · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters · Kimi ga Suki - I Love You · Love Remedy (Otona no Okusuri) · Miracle Ball · My Sweet Home · Song of Love (Eden no Trill) · When Love is Growing (Koigokoro Koushinchuu)