Soul Eater 3, Cesare 3, Psychometrist Eiji 16 (Level Comics 18 November 2010 manga)

Also ROMICs/BD: What are blue, white-hatted and love sarsaparilla? repurpose a bubbling cauldron—in which they're the main ingredient—into a hot tub. (I refer to Smurf - Sup Para Smurf, half the bande dessinée shipping this 18th.)

Soul Eater 3 (Level Comics)

Soul Eater © Ohkubo Atsushi/Square Enix [Serialized in Shonen Gangan]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics

The Whoa! That was fast! Soul Eater 3 sees Tsubaki and Black☆Star hunting down a rogue blade—the Uncanny Sword Masamune—who has sunk to devouring human souls.

Masamune who also happens to be Tsubaki's oniisan has long harbored jealousy over Tsubaki inheriting their clan's multiple weapon forms. To defeat her older brother, on the verge of transforming into a kishin, Tsubaki must discard her usual gentleness or else face absorption into darkness. [Additions from Wikipedia and Yen Press' Soul Eater, Vol. 3 descriptions]

The third Soul Eater tankou compiles chapters 6-9: Holy Sword (Black☆Star and Kid's pursuit of the legendary Excalibur); Uncanny Sword, Parts 1-2 (blurbed above); and Persevering Soul, which I suppose switches the focus back to Maka, striving to conquer her dependence on weapon partner Soul.

Cesare: The Creator of Destruction 3 of 8+ by Souryo Fuyumi

Meanwhile, without basis whatsoever, I say we thank Eternal Sabbath 1 for streeting last October because—in whatever non sequitur way—it made Level speed up Il Creatore che ha distrutto's resurrection.

I doubt you've forgotten Cesare, but in case its eight-month sabbatical makes you blank out on the premise, Souryo Fuyumi's seinen manga revolves around a young Cesare Borgia, long before the end justifies the means model of Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince was appointed a cardinal. We witness the genesis of Cesare's ambitions through the eyes of naive geek Angelus da Canossa, a fellow University of Pisa student (thus the series' Renaissance, Politics, Italy, All Boys School, Church, College, College Students tags).

Wiki lets slip that the manga-ka works with a Dante scholar—I assume that's supervisor Hara Motoaki-sensei who shares cover billing with Souryo Fuyumi-sensei—to paint a historically correct picture of Renaissance Italy.

As for what's in store in Cesare volume 3 —

Henry, the ringleader of the French group, humiliates Miguel and evicts him from the meeting just for being a Jew. This ignites Cesare's ire, prompting Cesare to exchange blows with Henry to avenge his friend.

The combatants' grappling end up smashing the Virgin Mary statue intended for display in the Chapel. What's worse, Henry loses consciousness from injuries Cesare inflicted. The authorities then summon Cesare to explain himself.

Level Comics manga and manhua (2010.11.18)

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

  1. Cesare: The Creator of Destruction 3 of 8+ by Souryo Fuyumi
  2. LC: Cesare 3

    Cesareチェーザレ 破壊の創造者
    AKA CESARE: Il Creatore che ha distrutto
    by Souryo Fuyumi
    Kodansha Morning, seinen
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2007.04

  3. Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 79 of 94+ by Morikawa Joji
  4. LC: Fight!! Ippo 79

    Hajime no Ippoはじめの一歩」 by Morikawa Joji
    AKA Fighting Spirit
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 79 (chapters 746-756) first published in Japan 2007.02

    Best Shounen Manga, 1991 Kodansha Manga Awards

    Related series
    Hajime no Ippo Gaiden (one-shot prequel)

    Other languages
    French (Kurokawa; Ippo, Saison 2: Destins de Boxeurs tome 36 released 2010.11.10) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

    A 76-episode anime by Madhouse, starring seiyuu Kiyasu Kohei (Makunouchi Ippo), aired on NTV from October 2000 to March 2002. A sequel/special, Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road, came out in June 2003, followed by the spinoff Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs. Kimura OAV (2003.09). The second season Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (26 episodes) was telecast from January to June 2009.

  5. Psychometrist Eiji (Psychometrer Eiji) 16 of 25 by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi
  6. LC: Psychometrist Eiji 16

    Psychometrer EijiサイコメトラーEIJI
    by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 16 first published in Japan 1999.04

    Other languages
    French Psychometrer Eiji (Kana/Dargaud; 25 volumes), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore 感应少年 Eiji 25 volumes), traditional Chinese (Tong Li)

    Re-released in 12 bunko volumes (2003.06 to 2003.11)

    The live-action renzoku alternatively known as Simply Psychic ran for two seasons on NTV (January to March 1997 and October to December 1999). A one-episode, 45-minute anime OAV Eiji was released in August 1990.

  7. The Ravages of Time (Huo Feng Liao Yuan) 5 of 39+ by Chan Mou
  8. LC: The Ravages of Time 5

    Sanguozhi Qunxiongzhuan: Huo Feng Liao Yuan
    火鳳燎原」 by Chan Mou
    AKA Fiery Phoenix Burns Steppes
    Tong Li New Youth, seinen

    Other languages/serializations
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi 火凤燎原 #39 per 2010.09) and Japanese (Media Factory 三国志群雄伝 火鳳燎原 volume 9 per 2009.12; serialized in Comic Sangokushi). The manhua is also released in Mainland China, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

  9. Soul Eater 3 of 18+ by Ohkubo Atsushi
  10. LC: Soul Eater 3

    Soul Eaterソウルイーター」 by Ohkubo Atsushi
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 3 (chapters 6-9) first published in Japan 2005.04

    Related series
    First appeared as one-shots in two Gangan Powered special editions (Summer and Fall 2003) and Gangan Wing's 26 November 2003 issue. (Regular Monthly Shonen Gangan serialization commenced May 2004.)

    Other languages/serializations
    English Soul Eater (Yen Press; volume 4 street date: 2009.10.27; serialized in Yen Plus), French (Kurokawa tome 11 shipped per 2010.09), German (Carlsen Comics Band 7 released 2010.10.29; Band 8 street date: 2010.12.24) and traditional Chinese 噬魂者 (Sharp Point Press Taiwan)

    Manga volumes 1 to 12 adapted to anime by BONES. Fifty-one episodes starring seiyuu Omigawa Chiaki (Maka Alban) and Uchiyama Kouki (Soul Eater) aired in Japan from April 2008 to March 2009.

    Square Enix bundled an audio drama, Soul Eater (Vol. 1): Special Social Studies Field Trip, with an artbook in August 2005. The drama CD featured different actors (Takeuchi Junko as Maka; Hoshi Souichirou as Soul Eater); only Kobayashi Yumiko reprised her Black☆Star role in the TV series.

Level Comics European comics (2010.11.18)

  1. Lucky Luke - Pelarian Dalton Bersaudara (Lucky Luke, tome 15: L'Evasion des Dalton) by Morris, René Goscinny (Dupuis)
  2. Smurf - Sup Para Smurf (La soupe aux Schtroumpfs, tome 10) by Peyo, Yvan Delporte (Dupuis)

¹ Sources: Elex STO 18 November 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 18,500 each except Cesare 3 (SRP: IDR 19,500). ROMICs Lucky Luke - Pelarian Dalton Bersaudara and Smurf - Sup Para Smurf retail for IDR 30,000/volume.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Previews continued

Fight!! Ippo 79 of 94+ by Morikawa Joji

Miyata fights a “comeback” match before his title unification bout with OPBF interim champ, Randy Boy Junior. Miyata finishes off his opponent with a boxing counter supposedly reserved for Ippo. Such goes his farewell message to Ippo.

Meanwhile, Ippo meets with Mr. Sakaguchi who insists that the same counter will prove useless against Randy. Just what kind of pugilist is Randy? And what is his connection with Miyata?

I gotta thank Level's Fight!! Ippo 79 blurb for making me research Undisputed Champion. (Gugel, if you must.)

Volume 79 comprises chapters:
Round 746: Look Up At the Lightning
Round 747: A Piercing Counter
Round 748: Miyata's Aim
Round 749: A Message from Miyata
Round 750: Conspiracy
Round 751: The Destined Boxer
Round 753: Racoon Boy
Round 754: As the Challenger
Round 755: Red Yellow Blue
Round 756: The Mysterious Trainer

Psychometrist Eiji 16 of 25 by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi

The painted faces of serial murder victims send Ryoko and Eiji to the home of a genius artist to investigate. They find that the artist's mountain hideaway presents evidence of poltergeist activity.

Are the paranormal manifestations linked to Ryoko and Eiji's serial killing case? If so, how is the career detective and the high school psychometrist supposed to solve the mystery?

Psychometrist Eiji does The X-Files. Me likes. And I know I've sed this, like, a thousand times but lemme reiterate: Ando Yuma-sensei also writes under the pennames Agi Tadashi (The Drops of God), Aoki Yuya (Get Backers), Ryuumon Ryou (Bloody Monday), Arimori Jōji (Monkey Typhoon) and Igano Hiroaki (Area no kishi). As Amagi Seimaru, he wrote Remote and pens the new Kindaichi Case Files and the Kindaichi Special Cases. (Speaking of, the third Special Case—Kindaichi Special Case: Private School Murder—is scheduled to premiere on 24 November.)

The Ravages of Time 5 of 39+ by Chan Mou

Dong Zhuo takes the emperor hostage and relocates the capital. Meanwhile, flames engulf the city of Luoyang, and the Guandong military commander Yuan Shao falls into enemy hands. At this juncture, Commander Canbing shows up to save the day.

But just as Canbing thinks the situation is firmly under control, Lu Bu attacks.

UP NEXT: m&c! 18 November 2010 manga

m&c!: Nube 28 · Lady and the Sea 2 of 2 · Ijime Escape from Hell by Igarashi Kaoru · My Cheerful Boyfriend by Satori Tae

other upcoming 18 November 2010 manga

  • Elex Media: C.M.B. 13 · Topeng Kaca 3 Deluxe · Bakeru-kun Pika Pika 1 by Fujiko F. Fujio · Lys Lily 1 by Hibiki Wataru · Mixim 11 v1 by Anzai Nobuyuki · Demon King 31 · Crayon Shinchan: Buku Pengetahuan Apa & Mengapa by Usui Yoshito · Hayate the Combat Butler 23 · Wild Life 10 · Animal Doctor 3 · Global Garden 2 · Look Up! 5 · Natural Honey Dormitory 4 · Ogawa & Team Saito 3 · Hell Girl 9 of 9 · Want You 2 · Juvenile Remix 5 · Lum, The Invader Girl 27 · HanaLaLa 54/2010

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


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

currently available manga (10 November 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: Inuyasha 49 · Kisah Edo di Abad 21: Chotto Edo Made 1 by Tsuda Masami · Kariage kun 35 · BECK 24 · Cross Game 17 of 17 · Magic Peddler Roma 2 · Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 6 · Spiral: The Bonds Of Reason 8 · Nakayoshi 86/2010 · Shonen Star 76/2010
  • Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 2 · Air Gear 16 · The Strange Florist by Yohna · Genius Family Company 4 · Team Medical Dragon 13 · Bambino! 7 · The Hunting of The Snark 2 · Show Me the Money 2 of 2 · Blade of Immortal 12 · Zenith 5 · 3x3 Eyes 33 · Yakari dan Si Bulu Putih
  • m&c!: Female Wolf's Boy 8 · Hai, Miiko! 22 · Shanimuni GO 32 of 32 · Togetherness by Wagata Konomi · Goal Den Age 1 by Takaoka Eisei & Tsunamoto Masaya · Bakugan Battle Brawlers 12 · How to make a Princess 2 of 2 · Go! Hiromi Go! 5 · Monika 136

related monthly schedules

November 2010
Premiering The Strange Florist by Yohna and Desert Love by Sachimi Riho (standalones) and Gun Smith Cats Burst by Sonoda Kenichi, Sky of Love by Mika & Haneda Ibuki (series)

other invaluable resources

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

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