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12.21.2010

Ouran High Host Club 17, Karneval 1 by Mikanagi Touya, Twinkle Stars 5 (Chuang Yi 21 December 2010 English manga)

Also, simplified Chinese manga: ONE PIECE #60 and 铁拳小子 Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) #10

桜蘭高校ホスト部 17

Ouran Koukou Host Club © Hatori Bisco/Hakusensha [Serialized in LaLa]
Published in Singapore as Ouran High Host Club by Chuang Yi

No more Ouran hosts? The Chairman succeeds in mothballing the Host Club and Haruhi's fangirls are shocked to see their bifauxnen revert to her pre-Host Club “ugly duckling” self in Ouran High Host Club 17. Haruhi has her reasons, but...

Meanwhile, despite his father's meddling, Tamaki continues to pursue his grandmother's approval, which further levels up the drama. As Chuang Yi puts it: It's an emotional volume of Ouran High Host Club, not to be missed! (BTW, this Chuang Yi volume has caught up with the Japanese tankou, released last September.)

Karneval—which premiered at the recently-held STGCC 10—is also available now. Special Abilities, Friendship, Circus, Amnesia, Secret Organizations comprise the top Baka-Updates Manga tags for this ongoing josei fantasy adventure from Mikanagi Touya, but the real draw are the bishies, voiced by some of the most droolicious seiyuu in the biz. At least three drama CDs have been released (with a fourth on the way), featuring Shimono Hiro and Kamiya Hiroshi as leads Nai and Gareki, supported by Miyano Mamoru as Yogi, Ono Daisuke as Hirato and Endou Aya as Tsukumo.

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Chuang Yi English manga (2010.12.21)

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  1. [Series Premiere] Karneval 1 of 6+ by Mikanagi Touya
  2. Karnevalカーニヴァル」 by Mikanagi Touya
    AKA K∀RNEVAL
    Ichijinsha Comic Zero-Sum, josei
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.03

    Adaptations
    Adapted into a series of drama CDs: the first Karneval - Flightless Wings / Mermaid's Bottle, spanning Scores 12 through 15 was first offered only to Zero-Sum readers in late 2009, but eventually made commercially available by Ichijinsha. Frontier Works released the second Karneval Circus CD, covering Scores 3-8 in March 2010 (the same street date as volume 5). The drama starred seiyuu Shimono Hiro (Nai), Kamiya Hiroshi (Gareki), Miyano Mamoru (Yogi), Ono Daisuke (Hirato) and Endou Aya (Tsukumo). A third drama CD Karneval Rinoru (Scores 16-20) featuring the same voice cast, in addition to Hirakawa Daisuke (Akari) and Suwabe Junichi (Uro), went on sale in Japan last September. A fourth drama CD Vinto is expected to street 2011.04.27. [Info from karnevalesque, the Karneval manga community]

  3. Metal Fight Beyblade 3 of 7+ by Adachi Takafumi
  4. Metal Fight Beybladeメタルファイト ベイブレード」 by Adachi Takafumi
    AKA Beyblade: Metal Fusion
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic, shounen
    Shinsōban volume 3 (chapters 10-14) first published in Japan 2009.11

    Related
    Spin-off of the original Beyblade anime series

    Adaptations
    Tatsunoko Pro, Synergy SP and Nelvana collaborated on a Metal Fight Beyblade anime adaptation. Fifty-one episodes comprising Season 1 and the follow-up Battle Bladers aired on TV Tokyo from April 2009 to March 2010.

    The Metal Fight Beyblade VS the Sun - The Movie: Sol Blaze, the Scorching-hot Invader animated feature premiered in Japan in August 2010.

  5. Ouran High Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club) 17 of 17+ by Hatori Bisco
  6. Ouran Koukou Host Club桜蘭高校ホスト部」 by Hatori Bisco
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 2010.09

    Other languages/serializations
    Alternative English Ouran High School Host Club (VIZ Media; volume 15 released 2010.12.07), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi 樱兰高校男公关部 #17 coming soon), traditional Chinese (as 櫻蘭高校男公關部; Tong Li Taiwan), Indonesian (Elex Media; serialized in HanaLaLa [discontinued]), French and Spanish (Panini Comics; Marvel Panini France Host Club: Le lycée de la séduction tome 16 ships 2011.01), German (Carlsen Comics, Band 16 street date: 2011.03.18), Polish (Japonica Polonica Fantastica/JPF)

    Adaptations
    BONES' 26-episode anime adaptation aired in Japan from April through September 2006, preceded by a mail-order only Host Club anime DVD from LaLa. The anime starred seiyuu Sakamoto Maaya (Fujioka Haruhi), Miyano Mamoru (Suou Tamaki), Matsukaze Masaya (Ootori Kyouya), Suzumura Kenichi and Fujita Yoshinori (twins Hitachiin Hikaru and Kaoru), Saito Ayaka (Haninozuka Mitsukuni) and Kirii Daisuke (Morinozuka Takashi). The cast reprised their roles in two anime drama CDs that followed and were expected to record another CD compiling fan favorite manga quotes to celebrate the manga finale in 2010. (The CD was available through mail-in, beginning with LaLa's October 2010 issue, which streeted August 2010.)

    Three pre-anime audio dramas (2003 vintage) featured different actors: Hisakawa Aya (Haruhi), Midorikawa Hikaru (Tamaki), Suwabe Junichi (Kyouya), Hoshi Souichirou (Hikaru), Ohtani Ikue (Hani-senpai) and Tsuda Kenjirou (Mori-senpai). Suzumura Kenichi (Hikaru in the anime) portrayed Hitachiin Kaoru.

    The audio-only ensemble also recorded a drama for the LaLa 28th Anniversary LaLa Memorial Drama CD, a giveaway of the 2004 LaLa magazine issue #9. (Other dramas in this furoku: Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou by Tsuda Masami, Bijo ga Yaju by Matsumoto Tomo, MeruPuri ~Märchen Prince~ by Hino Matsuri and Omake no Kobayashi-kun by Morio Masami). This was followed by the LaLa 29th Anniversary LaLa Kirameki Drama CD/2005 magazine issue #9 giveaway. (This CD also contained dramas for Hino Matsuri's Vampire Knight, Tsukuba Sakura's Penguin Kakumei, Nakaji Yuki's ZIG★ZAG and Tanaka Meca's Sailor Fuku ni Onegai!).

    Later LaLa furoku audio dramas featured the anime cast: LaLa Gorgeous Drama CD (November 2006 issue, with VK and PenKaku dramas), LaLa Treasure Drama CD (October 2007 issue, with VK, Fujiwara Hiro's Kaichou wa Maid-sama! and Midorikawa Yuki's Natsume Yujincho), LaLa Premium Drama CD (May 2008 edition, with VK, Tanaka Meca's Faster Than a Kiss and Maid-sama!), LaLa Excellent Drama CD (November 2008, with VK and Natsume Yujincho). [Info from For Richer or Poorer, an Ouran High School Host Club fansite]

    An Ouran High School Host Club PlayStation 2 visual novel, featuring four new characters, was released in April 2007 by Idea Factory.

  7. Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) 5 of 10+ by Takaya Natsuki
  8. Hoshi wa Utau星は歌う」 by Takaya Natsuki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 5 (chapters 24-29) first published in 2009.05

    Other languages/serializations
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi; 星歌恋曲 #6 per 2010.06), traditional Chinese (Tong Li; 星歌戀曲 8 released 2010.09), Indonesian (Elex Media; serialized in HanaLaLa [discontinued]), French (Delcourt Twinkle Stars: Le Chant des Etoiles tome 7 per 2010.10 • tome 8 street date: 2011.01.12), German (Carlsen Comics band 1 street date: 2011.02.25), Italian Le stelle cantano (Panini Comics) and Spanish La melodía de las estrellas (Norma Editorial Spain)

    Adaptations
    Geneon Entertainment's Hoshi wa Utau drama CD, starring seiyuu Tomatsu Haruka, Kondo Takashi and Takahashi Hiroki, released 2010.02 in Japan.

Source: Chuang Yi (per 21 December 2010)

Chuang Yi previews

Karneval 1 of 6+ by Mikanagi Touya

ISBN : 978-981-4323-18-5
SRP: SGD 8.90

Karneval 1 (Chuang Yi)

When innocent country boy Nai sets foot into the sordid, cutthroat realm of the city, he might as well have painted a target on his own back. Kidnappers, murderers and desperados abound, waiting to take advantage of a boy guileless enough to believe blood is merely 'red water'. When he is framed for a murder, it is the bandit Gareki who bails him out. Being a shrewd and sharp-eyed thief, however, Gareki's motives are less than pure. Nai is looking for a friend who has disappeared and left behind something particularly intriguing - an I.D bracelet from the organisation named 'Circus', the country's supreme defence agency. While Gareki has his sights set firmly on the bracelet, 'Circus' in turn, has shifted its eye onto the duo as well.

Karneval 1 compiles chapters:
Score 1: Opening
Score 2: Wanted
Score 3: Noise
Score 4: Circus
Score 5: Black Sheep
Score 6: Hide & Seek

Metal Fight Beyblade 3 of 7+ by Adachi Takafumi

ISBN: 978-981-4323-57-4
SRP: SGD 8.90

Metal Fight Beyblade 3 (Chuang Yi)

The quarter-semifinals of the Battle Bladers tournament has begun, and Gingka and Kyoya are paired up to battle two of Ryuga's most powerful subordinates, Tsubasa and Yu! What deadly move will the duo unleash on our heroes? Will their Beyblades withstand the enemy's onslaught?!

Metal Fight Beyblade 3 compiles chapters:
10. Dragon Emperor, Super-evolve!!
11. The Terrifying Lightning L Drago!!
12. The Phantasmagoric Pisces!!
13. Fusion Special Move: Annihilation Attack!!
14. Conclusion of the Death Match!!

Ouran High Host Club 17 of 17+ by Hatori Bisco

ISBN: 978-981-4323-60-4
SRP: SGD 8.50

Ouran High Host Club 17 (Chuang Yi)

As per the Chairman's orders, the Host Club has been disbanded. Haruhi goes reverse ugly duckling on everyone and reverts to the fashion mistake she was before her Host Club days! All are aghast, but she has a perfectly good reason, of course. Meanwhile, Tamaki continues his struggle to gain his grandmother's acceptance, but all his efforts threaten to become undone by his own father's secret plans, if Kyoya's detective work proves accurate...

Twinkle Stars 5 of 10+ by Takaya Natsuki

ISBN: 978-981-4297-97-4
SRP: SGD 8.90

Twinkle Stars 5 (Chuang Yi)

On the day of the fireworks display, Chihiro unexpectedly comes down with a fever and is unable to go with Sakuya as promised. At Saki's persistent urgings, Sakuya drops in to check on Chihiro, but how will Chihiro react to her unexpected visit, even as memories of his Tokyo past continue to haunt him and hold his feelings back? What is this sad secret that Chihiro wants to keep hidden from everyone, and will Sakuya's heart be able to handle the truth?

Chuang Yi simplified Chinese manga (2010.12.21)

ONE PIECE #60 (Chuang Yi)

ONE PIECE © Oda Eiichiro
Shueisha [Shonen Jump]

Chuang Yi's simplified Chinese ONE PIECE and 铁拳小子 Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) have caught up with the Japanese tankou with the release of #60 and #10 respectively on the 21st. (Oda Eiichiro's ONE PIECE 60 came out in Japan on 2010.11.04, while Maekawa Takeshi's 鉄拳チンミLegends 10 was issued 2010.10.15).

Also Coming Soon: 樱兰高校男公关部 (Ouran Koukou Host Club) #17 (you already know the English version releases on the 21st) and Tanabe Yellow's 结界师 (Kekkaishi) #31.

Next Chuang Yi release: 4 January 2011

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