Basara 15, Air Gear 18, Brave Story 4 (Level Comics 12 January 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Basara 15 (Level Comics)

Basara © Tamura Yumi/Shogakukan [First serialized in Betsucomi]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics

A night of sandstorms spent together provides little respite for Sarasa and Shuri who must return to the battlefield come the dawn. In the midst of battle, Sarasa as Tatara uncovers the true identity of the Red King. Will the shock prove too much for Sarasa? Find out in Basara 15, out now.

Level Comics manga (2011.01.12)

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  1. Air Gear 18 of 31+ by Oh! great
  2. LC: Air Gear 18

    AirGearエア・ギア」 by Oh! great
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 18 (Tricks 156-165) first published in Japan 2007.08

    Best Shounen Manga, 2006 Kodansha Manga Awards

    Other languages/serializations
    English Air Gear (Del Rey: Volume 15-17 released 2010.08.31), Korean (Haksan), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: volume 28 per 2010.08), French (Pika Édition tome 25 shipped 2011.01.05), Italy (Planet Manga), Germany (Heyne) and Sweden (Schibsted Förlagen Sverige AB/serialized in Manga Mania)

    A 25-episode anime by Toei Animation, starring Kamakari Kenta as Ikki, a series of Satelight-animated OADs shipped with the manga tankoubon (Air Gear: Kuro no Hane to Nemuri no Mori -Break on the Sky- OAD streeted with volume 29 in July 2010 with seiyuu Okamoto Nobuhiko as Ikki; the second OAD is expected to street with volume 31 on 2011.03.17), and a series of musicals

  3. Basara 15 of 27 by Tamura Yumi
  4. BasaraBASARA」 by Tamura Yumi
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    Volume 15 first published in Japan 1995.06

    Best Shoujo Manga, 38th Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Other versions/languages
    Re-released in 15 bunko volumes
    English Basara (VIZ Media; 27 volumes), French (Kana; 27 volumes), German (EMA; Band 24 shipped 2010.11 • Band 25 street date: 2011.03), Danish (Mangismo Danmark) and Swedish (Mangismo Sverige)

    A 13-episode anime by KSS, starring seiyuu Kimura Akiko (Sarasa) and Inoue Kazuhiko (Shuri), aired in Japan from April to June 1998.

  5. Brave Story (Brave Story - Shinsetsu) 4 of 20 by Miyabe Miyuki
  6. ブレイブ・ストーリー~新説~ 4

    Brave Story - Shinsetsu
    by Miyabe Miyuki and Ono Yoichiro
    AKA Brave Story: A Retelling of a Classic
    Shinchosha Comic Bunch, seinen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2004.09

    Volume 4 chapters:
    29. Ashikawa of the Shigdra
    30. The Five Orbs
    31. The Mirror of Enternal Darkness
    32. Not Alone
    33. The Unluckiest Assassin
    34. The Act
    35. The Girl Who Hungered for Love
    36. Beserker
    37. Answer
    38. Demon

    Adapted from Miyabe Miyuki-sensei's Brave Story light novel, post its winning the Batchelder Award (for Most Outstanding children's book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently published in English).

    Other languages
    English Brave Story (TOKYOPOP: five volumes; the Brave Story novel was published by VIZ Media 2009.11), French (Kurokawa: Tome 19 shipped 2010.12) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li)

    The novel was adapted into an anime feature by Gonzo, which premiered in Japan on 2006.07.08. Actress/singer Matsu Takako was cast as Mitani Wataru, Wentz Eiji as Ashikawa Mitsuru, Oizumi Yo as Ki-kima, and Imai Miki as the Goddess of Destiny. The film was nominated for Animation of the Year at the 2007 Japanese Academy Awards.

Level Comics European comics/BDs (2011.01.12)

  1. [ID Series Premiere] Boule dan Bill - Bubble Bill (Boule et Bill, tome 5: Bulles et Bill) by Roba
  2. Spirou dan Si Pria Gelembung (Spirou et Fantasio, tome 17 : Spirou et les hommes-bulles) by Franquin, Roba
  3. Yakari - Yakari dan Nanabozo (Yakari, tome 4 : Yakari et Nanabozo) by Derib, Job

¹ Sources: Elex STO 12 January 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 18,500 each; ROMICs retail for IDR 30,000/issue
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).


m&c! 12 January 2011 manhwa, manga and manhua: Female Wolf's Boy 12 · Idol Shopping 6 · Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 9 · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 14 · Long Hu Men 174

Other 12 January 2011 manga releases

Elex Media: Naruto 50 · Kindaichi Special Case: Snow Spirit Murder 1 of 2 by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya · · Pirates & the Mermaid 1 by Kiuchi Tatsuya · Doraemon 1 by Fujiko F. Fujio [REPRINT] · Godhand Teru 29 · Wild Life 12 · Look Up! 8 of 8 · Rinne 3 · Our Dear Tamura-kun 4 of 4 · Legend of Nereid 13

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


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