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2.09.2011

A Badboy Drinks Tea 11 of 11, Ugly Duckling Become Swan 7 and yet moar Love is Everywhere manga (m&c! 9 February 2011 releases)

A Badboy Drinks Tea! (m&c!)

Ocha Nigosu © Nishimori Hiroyuki/Shogakukan
[First serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Published in Indonesia as A Badboy Drinks Tea! by Gramedia/m&c!

Anesaki-senpai graduates without pining Masaya doing anything more than withdraw. Is this because of his “goodness”? The Sadou Club enters a new chapter, with Masaya and friends now the ones welcoming new members. But the vacuum left by the president's absence remains unfillable. Will this lead Masaya to...?

Find out what devil Ma-kun does in the last volume of Nishimori Hiroyuki's A Badboy Drinks Tea!

Speaking of finales, albeit it only took a year to get here, Kirarin Revolution 14 finally streets, with Kirari facing off with Ibuki Rin for the title of Princess Tiara image girl.

Ugly Duckling Become Swan, Sandwich Girl and Be a Naughty Girl

The soonjung manhwa triad I reported as Upcoming catch the 2.09 train. Dojin begins to suspect Mio's motives for agreeing to become his girlfriend and thus becomes a prime target for pouncing by Mio's sister in Ugly Duckling Become Swan 7; Jae Kyeong, unable to pay the medical fees, becomes Lee Joon's pro bono “nurse,” much to fiancé Se Joon's disgust (read: jealousy) in Sandwich Girl 5; and Ha Ru is threatened with expulsion should he turn in another empty test paper, prompting Lee Yeong Won into helping him out, with the net effect of seeing her class standing plummet and receiving an ultimatum from mom: leave Haru or else in Be a Naughty Girl 4.

Love is Everywhere Valentine manga, Part IV ♥

August December (m&c!)

August December
© Sparrow/m&c!

The second KOLONI local comic (after Cinta Sang Fashionista) to be embraced by m&c!'s Love is Everywhere salvo is August December by Sparrow, which poses the question: Do you believe in the existence of... true love? Obviously, protagonist Cahaya does. Cahaya, a rookie Cupid, loses one of the tools of his trade — his bow and arrow. (Or it could be just the arrow.) Unfazed, Cahaya perseveres in letting his clients experience soul mate love, even if sometimes the methods he uses are unconventional.

The other Love is Everywhere shoujo manga include the Older Woman/Younger Man quartet — Love After School by Aikawa Saki, Bus Guide Story by Sakou Watari, Buttterfly Boy by Arata Megumi and Cherry is Everywhere 1 by YASUKO; the models and celebs Cute! Cute! Cute! 1 and 2 of 2 by Sakisaka Mea and Secret Scandal by Shigano Iori; Bad Boy-troped First Love Stories by Yoshinaga Yuu and Kiss Me After School! by Shiiba Nana; and Can Not Spit It Out angst Kiss and Regret by Nanao Mio and Time to Say Goodbye by Yamanaka Rico. All these previewed after the manga list.

MANGAZINES: Cherry 51/2011 premieres I am not a Maid! and Super Sweet Honey

Cherry 51/2011 - FC: 7 Centi!

7 Centi!
© Nanajima Kana
Shogakukan [ChuChu]

The 51st issue of the Indonesian Sho-Comi/ ChuChu/Ciao slaps Nanajima Kana's 7 Centi! on the cover, to go with the latest Memory 8 chapter inside, but I wish m&c! had instead chosen I am not a Maid! or Super Sweet Honey or Blue Prince. Need moar info about these Cherry 51 debuts. As it stands, I can only speculate that I am not a Maid! is Iwaoka Meme's Maid ja Nai Mon!メイドじゃないもん!」.

Edit: Yes, I am not a Maid! IS Maid ja Nai Mon!, while Super Sweet Honey is Sekai Seifuku Honey世界征服☆ハニー」 by Aoi Michiru (ex Ciao) and Blue Prince is Oujisama wa Blue, a side story to My Lovely Class Leader by Nishimura Tomoko.

Other series installments: Kiss & Harmony by Takamiya Satoru (Lesson 4 this issue), The Ring of God by Obara Shou (Episode 5), Yomogi Loves Money? by Arai Kiyoko (Episode 2), Color of Sky, Color of Love by Ichikawa Show (Episode 4), She, Between He and Me by Morita Yuki (Episode 2), Dawn Aria by Akaishi Michiyo (Episode 28) and Sejejak Mimpi: Romantika Odong-odong that I assume was lifted from Sejejak Mimpi, the KOLONI comic by S Y S, Cosmic Afro and Kat that m&c! released last December.

m&c! manga and manhwa - regular (2011.02.09)

  1. A Badboy Drinks Tea! (Ocha Nigosu) 11 of 11 by Nishimori Hiroyuki [Finale]
  2. A Badboy Drinks Tea! 11 (m&c!)

    Ocha Nigosuお茶にごす。
    by Nishimori Hiroyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2009.10

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese 小子愛找茶 (Tong Li Taiwan: 11 volumes)

  3. Be a Naughty Girl (Delinquent Lesson) 4 of 5 by Yeon Doo, Kim YeVin
  4. Be a Naughty Girl 4 (m&c!)

    Delinquent Lesson날라리수업
    by Yeon Doo, Kim YeVin
    Daiwon C.I. Issue, soonjung
    Volume 4 first published in Korea 2007.03

  5. Kirarin Revolution 14 of 14 by Nakahara An [Finale]
  6. Kirarin Revolution 14 (m&c!)

    Kirarin Revolution
    きらりん☆レボリューション
    by Nakahara An
    AKA A Sparkling Girl brings about a Revolution!
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2009.07

    Related series
    Kirarin Revolution: Tokubetsuhen (main story)

  7. Sandwich Girl 5 of 8 by Han YuRang
  8. Sandwich Girl 5 (m&c!)

    Sandwich Girl샌드위치 걸」 by Han YuRang
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 5 first published in Korea 2006.12

  9. Ugly Duckling Become Swan (Miunohri to Swan) 7 of 13 by Hwang MiRee

m&c! Love is Everywhere manga (2011.02.09)

  1. August December by Sparrow (m&c!/KOLONI)
  2. Bus Guide Story (Bus Guide Monogatari - Shoki kessakushuu) by Sakou Watari
  3. Bus Guide Story (m&c!)

    Bus Guide Monogatari - Shoki kessakushuu
    バスガイド物語 栄羽弥初期傑作集
    by Sakou Watari
    Kodansha Dessert, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2006.07

  4. Butterfly Boy (Shounen Butterfly) by Arata Megumi
  5. Buttterfly Boy (m&c!)

    Shounen Butterfly少年バタフライ
    by Arata Megumi
    Shogakukan Betsucomi and Deluxe Betsucomi, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2010.03

  6. [Series Premiere] Cherry is Everywhere (Cherry na Bokura) 1 of 2 by YASUKO
  7. Cherry is Everywhere 1 (m&c!)

    Cherry na Bokuraチェリーなぼくら
    by YASUKO
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.08

  8. [Series Premiere] Cute! Cute! Cute! (Kawaii dake ja Momo Tarinai!) 1 of 2 by Sakisaka Mea
  9. Cute! Cute! Cute! 1 (m&c!)

    Kawaii dake ja Moto Tarinai!
    カワイイだけじゃモノ足りない!
    by Sakisaka Mea
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.06

  10. [Premiere] Cute! Cute! Cute! (Kawaii dake ja Momo Tarinai!) 2 of 2 by Sakisaka Mea [Finale]
  11. Cute! Cute! Cute! 2 (m&c!)

    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.09

  12. First Love Stories (Hatsukoi Hakusho) by Yoshinaga Yuu
  13. First Love Stories (m&c!)

    Hatsukoi Hakusho初恋白書
    by Yoshinaga Yuu
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2009.11

  14. Kiss & Regret (Kiss to Koukai) by Nanao Mio
  15. Kiss & Regret (m&c!)

    Kiss to Koukaiキスと後悔
    by Nanao Mio
    Shogakukan Cheese! Zoukan, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2009.11

  16. Kiss Me After School! (Houkago Kiss) by Shiiba Nana
  17. Kiss Me After School! (m&c!)

    Houkago Kiss放課後キッス
    by Shiiba Nana
    Shogakukan Flower Comics, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2007.06

    Contents:
    1. Kiss Me After School! ... 5
    2. Another Kiss Me After School! ... 50
    3. Produce an Angel Part 1 ... 59
    4. Produce an Angel Part 2 ... 101
    5. Prince LOCK ON! ... 137

  18. Love After School (Houkago, Sensei to Koi ni Ochiru) by Aikawa Saki
  19. Love After School (m&c!)

    Houkago, Sensei to Koi ni Ochiru
    放課後、先生と恋に堕ちる
    by Aikawa Saki
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2010.05

  20. Secret Scandal (Himitsu de Scandal) by Shigano Iori
  21. Secret Scandal (m&c!)

    Himitsu de Scandal秘密で・スキャンダル
    by Shigano Iori
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2009.04

  22. Time to Say Goodbye (Sayonara no Jikan) by Yamanaka Rico
  23. Time to Say Goodbye (m&c!)

    Sayonara no Jikanさよならのじかん。
    by Yamanaka Rico
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi Zoukan, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2008.12

[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]

[RESTO] m&c! reissues (2011.02.09)

¹ Source: m&c! (artwork and release advisory)
² GN priced at IDR 16,500 except Be a Naughty Girl 4, Sandwich Girl 5 and Ugly Duckling Become Swan 7 (SRP: IDR 19,900), Kirarin Revolution 14 (IDR 18,500) and Best Friends (IDR 12,500). Cherry 51/2011 retails at the higher IDR 27,500
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

The rest of the Love is Everywhere manga

♥ Bus Guide Story by Sakou Watari: While on duty at her dream job, newbie bus guide Ayumi runs into the underclassman who once declared his love for her.


♥ Butterfly Boy by Arata Megumi

He's younger than me, but is he ever arrogant and self-centered! Who would've guessed I would bump into him again at work?? I'm not at all immune to his smirks and could-care-less attitude >.<

Aside from Butterfly Boy, synopsized above by protagonist Okano, this antho also contains Handsome Girl, about a girl teased by guys for looking like a guy—a bishounen even—who goes enrolls in an accessory making class and meets the quiet owner of an accessories shop; Nostalgic Complex; A Guy Named Aoi, whose titular character scares the pants off those who have to deal with him, an impression Sakurai, whom Aoi-kun defends against girls teasing her, later comes to disagree with; and Red Love Territory, about a girl who lurves cats (who don't love her back) who meets cat-tamer, Kai-kun. [Additions from Intercross's Shounen Butterfly description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]


Cherry is Everywhere 1 by YASUKO: Older Female Younger Male, Stoic Character, Virgin love comedy. Chinatsu, aged 17. Never been confessed to, much less know what a condom looks like. What's she supposed to do when a younger guy, Shinpei, approaches her? [Additions from Rebellious Love's Cherry na Bokura description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]

Volume 1 also contains: Cool Shot and Strongest Sweetheart.

Other YASUKO-sensei manga published by m&c!: Cherish Fight, Sayap Yang Tak Bisa Terbang, Holiday, Midnight Express and Don't Let Me Awake If This is a Dream.


Cute! Cute! Cute! 1 of 2 by Sakisaka Mea: Orphaned after her parents' deaths in an air crash, Alice struggles to keep their debt-ridden modeling agency—of which Alice is the sole model—afloat. To save the business, Alice has to recruit the popular model Raito into the agency. She sneaks into an audition and... [Additions from Operation Boredom's Kawaii dake ja Moto Tarinai! description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]

Cute! Cute! Cute! Volume 2 of 2
On her first gig, Alice is kidnapped by someone sent by Raito's former manager Sakaki.

Sakisaka Mea-sensei is also the manga-ka of Lovely Lesson.


♥ First Love Stories by Yoshinaga Yuu: Bleached-blond and a trouble-maker. That was Utsumi in junior high. But Matsuri can't forget him nor the message he wrote in their yearbook. She meets Utsumi again at a school reunion, but he has changed in the two years since their graduation.

Yoshinaga Yuu-sensei had another Love is Everywhere manga in the 1.19 sked—One sided Love. She also created the Sinful Love.


♥ Kiss & Regret by Nanao Mio:

Daiki has always been there beside me, but now he's so distant. It pains me. My heart is sore. I wanted to be honest about my feelings that time, but I couldn't.

So that regret doesn't haunt me, I want to tell you now...

In addition to Chihiro's angsty Kiss and Regret, this Nanao Mio omnibus compiles My Beloved Senior, Can't Falling in Love with You, Give Me Your Button! and Half Gone, Love Remain


♥ Kiss Me After School! by Shiiba Nana: Yamashita Fuyu thinks she's just an ordinary girl, with no attraction to speak of. But one day, Sakurai coerces her into becoming his girlfriend. What's his motive? At any rate, Fuyu can't refuse because Sakurai is the reigning terror of the school.

This Shiiba Nana anthology also contains Produce an Angel, about high school student Sayaka who scouts a cute boy for her mother's talent agency, only to find that she (I would rather eat you...!?) may have bitten off more than she can chew and Prince LOCK ON!, the romantic tale of opposites between Stupidity Queen Seto Iori and the haughty student council prexy Ishida Motochika. [Additions from Baka-Updates Manga's Houkago Kiss summary]

Other Shiiba Nana-sensei standalones released by m&c! Gorgeous Twins, Prince Romantica and The Underground Kids.


♥ Love After School by Aikawa Saki: Sixteen-year-old Nozomi lies about her age to get part-time work to help her family repay its debts. But who should catch Nozomi in the act but her homeroom teacher, Sawamura-sensei? Contrary to her fears, Sensei doesn't report Nozomi; instead, he picks her up everyday after work. Is it any wonder then that Nozomi's heart races whenever they're together?

Four more one-shots complete this volume: Mr. Cool, Love Flower, Princess Revolution and Lover Proposal.

Aikawa Saki also created the breath-taking You Can't Disappear From Me series and the My Prince standalone.


♥ Secret Scandal by Shigano Iori: Guys run after popular starlet Mary, but she doesn't even register on the radar of fellow idol Katsumi. He actually turns her down flat. One day, as she's running from her stalkers, Maria meets this guy who not only steals Mary's first kiss, he also doesn't recognize that she's a celebrity.

The rest of Secret Scandal is made up of Bad Scandal and Scandal with Devil.

Devil Boyfriend is another Shigano Iori m&c! manga.


♥ Time to Say Goodbye by Yamanaka Rico: During these three years, Kume has harbored feelings for Fuji, despite his always bickering with her. She thinks their friendship will endure past graduation; she's wrong because Fuji chooses to go to an out-of-town school. Can Kume confess her love for Fuji before it's too late?

Aside from Time to Say Goodbye blurbed above, this anthology includes What a Silly Love, about a girl who has to hide her tears, no matter what, just so she can to remain friends with a boy who hates crybabies. [Addition from Intercross's Nante Bakana Koi Nanda synopsis, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga] The rest of the one-shots are Couple's Temperature ~Lover's Time~, Time to Love, Time to Continue the First Love and Lover's Time.

Triple Honey and Romance of Herself are other Yamanaka Rico-sensei manga published by m&c!


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

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other 9 February 2011 manga

  • Elex Media: The Ruler of Nabari 13 · Wild Life 13 · Red Haired Snow White 4 · Witch Hunter 1 by Cho JungMan · Hitohira 1 by Kirihara Idumi · Legend of Nereid 15 of 15 · Animal Doctor 6 · Global Garden 5 · Godhand Teru 30 ·Ogawa and Team Saito 5 · Rakka Ryuusui 4 · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason 11 · Tena on S-string 5 · The Tyr Chronicles 4 · Want You 6 ·
  • Level Comics: Daydreaming 1 by Yoshimura Akemi · Genius Family Company 6 of 6 · Half an Apple 6 · Jio 12 · Hikayat Genji 6 · Magister Negi Magi 24 · Miso-Com 5 · Gun Smith Cats 8 of 8 · Lucky Luke - Billy The Kid · Lucky Luke - Pertikaian di Painful Gulch

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