[Ugly Duckling Become Swan] © Hwang MiRee/Samyang (Kkonnim)
Published in Indonesia as Ugly Duckling Become Swan by PT Gramedia/m&c!
The Ugly Duckling Become Swan 5 back cover summary—the front cover, too—actually refers to the last few pages Incident that ends in a He did WHAT?!! cliff-hanger, so inserting my lead-up first: Go Mio reverts to her pre-Swan look and reveals Kim DoJin's bullying/torture to a newspaper reporter. The ensuing tell-all—complete with a picture of her cigarette burn scar—lands her also-bodyguard in Big Time Trouble with his dad. The senior Kim orders DoJin to transfer to another school...in the U.S.!
OK, fast forward to m&c!'s summary: Rain starts to pour as soon as Mio buys an ice cream, bloating her proportions to 85kg faster than the fat grams in the dessert she just bought could ever accomplish. So, of course, Mio runs into DoJin, on the run from a couple of gangsta. DoJin drags Mio to a dark alley and proceeds to...
You'll have to GET! Ugly Duckling Become Swan 6 for what happens next, but volume 5 is equally worth the IDR 18,500 investment. This installment flashbacks to Mio and DoJin's first meeting as 13-year-olds and redeems a*sehole DoJin a little bit.
Now that the entire school knows EunSoo's true gender, HoWon gives EunSoo the cold shoulder. His 180 degrees flip confuses EunSoo, who, for the life of her, can't figure out why HoWon ignoring her so saddens. HoWon's sulking even extends to
You knew she was a girl from the beginning, didn't you? JaeHee. But HoWon and JaeHee will have to postpone their p*ssing match to another day because a new danger stalks their bone of contention, I mean, their common object of affection.
Don't worry about waiting long for the new Damsel in Distress(?) arc; Female Wolf's Boy 11 streets on the 29th.
An unlooked for upshot of HoWon's petulance: the supporting characters get more panel time in Female Wolf's Boy 10. But for the life of me, I still can't remember their names. (Aside from GuHyeon.)
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- Female Wolf's Boy 10 of 17 by Han YuRang
- Go! Hiromi Go! 6 of 8 by Asou Mikoto
- Goal Den Age 2 of 3 by Takaoka Eisei & Tsunamoto Masaya
- Ugly Duckling Become Swan (Miunohri to Swan) 5 of 13 by Hwang MiRee
- A Place in Your Heart
- Android Love by Morie Mako
¹ Source: m&c! (artwork and release advisory)
² GN are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except the reissued Alsa (IDR 12,500). The Female Wolf's Boy 10 and Ugly Duckling Become Swan 5 soonjung manhwa retail for IDR 18,500 each.
Now a cram school teacher, Hiromi starts to think that teaching is her vocation. Her reason: her male students can't keep their eyes off her. Even Eiji, the student she privately tutored, declares his love. Eiji's confession convinces Hiromi all the more that the popularity she has longed for finally lies within reach.
Camaraderie between Kazu and his teammates starts to make itself felt, just in time for the National Youth Competition.
UP NEXT: 29 December 2010 manga and manhwa
m&c!: You Can't Disappear From Me 4 of 4 · Female Wolf's Boy 11 · How to be a Man 5 · Bakugan Battle Brawlers 14 · Confucius 5 · Cherry 50/2010
Elex Media: Pandora Hearts 12 · Absolute Peace Strategy 1 by Ogura Akane · Dodge Fighters 1 by Muragami Toshiya & Saito Muneo · The Recipe For Gertrude 1 by Kusakawa Nari · Traumeister 1 by Nakayama Atsushi · Welcome to Host Detective Agency 1 by Tateno Makoto · Wild Life 11 · Kisah Edo di Abad 21 vol.2 · Pokonyan Pika-pika 3 of 3 · Animal Doctor 5 · Legend of Nereid 12 · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason 10 · Summer Storm! 6 · Lum, The Invader Girl 28 · Shonen Star 78/2010
Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 3 · Zipang 5 · Shattered Knife 6 · Lucky Luke - Menyusuri Sungai Mississippi
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other currently available manga (22 December 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: The Best Skilled Surgeon 4 · Ciuman Dewa 1 by Suzuki Julietta · Devil & Sweet 2 · Look Up! 7 · Our Dear Tamura-kun 3 · A Story of Heroes 33 · The Real Fake Princess 5 of 5 · Toradora 2 · Nakayoshi Lovely 9: Starfruits
- Level Comics: A Spirit of The Sun 7 · Air Gear 17 · Fist of The Blue Sky 3 · Hikayat Genji 5 · Jio 11 · Psychometrist Eiji 17 · The Ravages of Time 6 · Yakari - Di Sarang Berang-Berang