This week

Manga street datesElex: 8.27 · Level: 8.27 · m&c!: 8.27
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Arpeggio of Blue Steel, weekdays, 10pm WIB [Series Finale] 28 August 2014, Thursday
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB

2.08.2011

Genius Family Company 6 of 6, Half an Apple 6, Daydreaming 1 by Yoshimura Akemi (Level Comics 9 February 2011 manga)

Daydreaming 1 (Level Comics)

Yume no Mahiru © Yoshimura Akemi/Shogakukan
[Serialied in Flowers]
Published in Indonesia as Daydreaming by Elex Media/Level Comics

Level Comics debuts Yoshimura Akemi's Yume no Mahiru as Daydreaming this Wednesday. In the manga, Odagiri Suzuko moves out of the apartment she unwillingly shares with her inconsiderate older sib and into cheap lodgings run by a crotchety landlady. It's a destined meeting between wimpy Suzuko and a drill sergeant of a grandmother that stands to change Suzuko's life.

Genius Family Company 6 of 6 by Ninomiya Tomoko

Before Ninomiya Tomoko's Genius Family Company wraps, Nagasawa misunderstands the relationship between geniuses Katsuyuki and Yuika and resolves to leave the country (running away to Paris, for studies); Katsuyuki continues trying to make a success of the business and take revenge on Yano; and Haru resolves the thing with Yi Ling.

Half an Apple 6 of 14 by Koyama Yukari

Hikaru's out of sight, out of mind plan to forget Shindo by throwing herself into work falls into shambles after Shindo is transferred to her division because of office power struggles.

Level Comics manga (2011.02.09)

  1. [Series Premiere] Daydreaming (Yume no Mahiru) 1 of 2+ by Yoshimura Akemi
  2. LC: Daydreaming 1

    Yume no Mahiru夢の真昼
    by Yoshimura Akemi
    Shogakukan Flowers, josei
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.12

  3. Genius Family Company (Tensai Family Company) 6 of 6 by Ninomiya Tomoko [Finale]
  4. LC: Genius Family Company 6

    Tensai Family Company
    天才ファミリー・カンパニー
    by Ninomiya Tomoko
    Gentosha Comics Manga Bunko, josei
    Volume 6 (bunko) first published in Japan 2008.12

    Other languages
    French Tensai Family Company - Génies en tous genres (Asuka Comics)

    Adaptations
    Audio drama starring seiyuu Hirakawa Daisuke, Mitsuishi Kotono, Namikawa Daisuke, Inoue Kazuhiko, Ueda Yuuji and Noto Mamiko (Tensai Family Company drama CD 1 and 2 released by Geneon Entertainment 2008.08.27 and 2008.10.22)

  5. Gun Smith Cats 8 of 8 by Sonoda Kenichi [Finale]
  6. LC: Gun Smith Cats 8

    Gun Smith CatsGUN SMITH CATS
    by Sonoda Kenichi
    Kodansha Afternoon, seinen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 1997.07

    Related series
    Sequels: Gun Smith Cats Burst (5 volumes) and Gunsmith Cats: Misty's Run

    Other languages
    English Gunsmith Cats (Dark Horse Comics; nine volumes + four volumes revised/omnibus editions) and French (Glenat)

    Adaptations
    Oriental Light and Magic animated three Gunsmith Cats anime OAV episodes, released between November 1995 and September 1996: Neutral Zone, Swing High!, and High Speed Edge, starring seiyuu Neya Michiko (Rally Vincent) and Araki Kae (Minnie May Hopkins). The OAV was repackaged into the Bulletproof movie in 1997.

  7. Half an Apple (1/2 no Ringo) 6 of 14 by Koyama Yukari
  8. LC: Half an Apple 6

    1/2 no Ringo1/2の林檎」 by Koyama Yukari
    Kodansha Kiss, josei
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2007.01

  9. Hikayat Genji (Asakiyumemishi) 6 of 13 by Yamato Waki
  10. LC: Hikayat Genji 6

    Asakiyumemishiあさきゆめみし
    by Yamato Waki
    Kodansha Mimi, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 1985.11

    Related
    Adapted from Genji Monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu

    Others languages
    English (Kodansha Bilingual Comics; partial)

  11. Jio 12 of 19 by Kishimoto Seishi
  12. LC: Jio 12

    Jio666~サタン~」 by Kishimoto Seishi
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 12 first published in Japan 2005.10

    Volume 12 chapters:
    45. Top Floor
    46. Evil King Icarus
    47. Heart
    48. Kaballah's Devil

    Other languages
    English O-Parts Hunter (VIZ Media; 19 volumes), French (Kurokawa tome 19 released 2008.12) and Italian (JPOP)

  13. Magister Negi Magi (Mahou Sensei Negima!) 24 of 33+ by Akamatsu Ken
  14. LC: Magister Negi Magi 24

    Mahou Sensei Negima!魔法先生ネギま!
    by Akamatsu Ken
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 24 first published in Japan 2008.11

    Volume 24 chapters:
    214. I'm So Glad to See You ♥
    215. Operation: Return to the Real World! Begin!!
    216. Is Love an Illusion??
    217. Now Is the Time to Face the Darkness!
    218. Boobies in Peril!!
    219. A Wonder to Behold! Magia Erebea!!
    220. The Hearts of the Negima Club Are One!
    221. Let the Festivities Begin ♥
    222. Negi vs. Fate

    Other languages
    English Negima! (Del Rey until volume 28; Kodansha Comics by volume 29 [2011.05.17 street date] and Chuang Yi: volume 27 scheduled 2011.02.09), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: volume 31 per 2010.10), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan), French (Pika Édition: Tome 28 shipped 2010.12), Spain (Glènat España), Germany (Egmont Manga & Anime; Band 30 ships 2011.05), Norway (Schibsted Forlag), Brazil (Editora JBC) and Croatia (Algoritam).

    Adaptations
    A 26-episode anime TV series starring seiyuu Satou Rina as Negi Springfield (January-June 2005), three pre-anime OAVs (2004), two post TV series OAVs (Mahou Sensei Negima!: Haru and Mahou Sensei Negima!: Natsu, 2006.10.25 and 2006.11.22), an alternate retelling anime series (Negima!?, 2006.10-2007.03), OADs or Original Animation Disc bundled with the manga (Mahou Sensei Negima!: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba, 2008.08.17-2009.02.17; Mahou Sensei Negima!: Mō Hitotsu no Sekai, 2009.09.17, 2009.12.17, 2010.05.17 and 2010.07.17; and Mahou Sensei Negima! ~Ariadone-hen~ per 2010.11.17), an anime movie for the Magic World arc expected to premiere in 2011 and a live-action drama (TV Tokyo, 2007.10-2008.03)

  15. Miso-Com (30 Kon Miso-com) 5 of 11+ by Yonezawa Rika
  16. LC: Miso-Com 5

    30 Kon Miso-com30婚 miso‐com
    by Yonezawa Rika
    Kodansha Kiss, josei
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.01

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

Level Comics European comics (2011.02.09)

  1. Lucky Luke - Billy The Kid (Lucky Luke, tome 20: Billy the Kid) by Morris, René Goscinny
  2. Lucky Luke - Pertikaian di Painful Gulch (Lucky Luke, tome 19: Les Rivaux de Painful Gulch) by Morris, René Goscinny

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

¹ Sources: Elex STO 9 February 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² GN are priced at IDR 18,500 each except Genius Family Company 6 (IDR 29,500) and Gun Smith Cats 8 (IDR 19,500). Both Lucky Luke ROMICs retail for IDR 30,000 each.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

The rest of the manga and BDs at a glance

  • Gun Smith Cats 8 by Sonoda Kenichi: After Goldie disappears, Rally resumes her life as a normal bounty hunter. But a run-in with a counterfeiter, apparently connected with Bean, results in the kidnapping of Misty. Can Rally finish this last mission? (BTW, sorry for reporting all along that GSC spans nine volumes; this is the finale.)
  • Hikayat Genji 6 by Yamato Waki: Upon the completion of his new residence, Genji invites his wives to life with him. Genji, however, continues to search for the daughter of Yugao, his former inamorata. Seeing Yugao in her child, Genji adapts her daughter. Can Genji ever free himself from the shackles of past love?
  • Jio 12 by Kishimoto Seishi: Jio and Ball head to Icaros' lair, the city's top floor, to rescue Ruby, only to find their way blocked by two guards. While Ball engages the gatekeepers, Jio storms the top floor. He finds not only Ruby, but also the true agenda of the Olympics and Icaros' real identity.
  • Magister Negi Magi 24 by Akamatsu Ken: The Festival of Peace, the 20th anniversary of the end of the war in Ostia, kicks off. Negi finally reunites with Asuna and they find Nodoka fighting off bounty hunters. It's just a little bit more before the Mahora students can reassemble, but Negi discovers the shocking secret behind Asuna's real nature from Rakan.
  • Miso-Com 5 by Yonezawa Rika: It's back to boyfriend-less for thirty-something Noro Emi. She begins to think that perhaps, looking for love will become easier by establishing specific requirements. But plans have a tendency to fall prey to Murphy's Law and what awaits Emi is...
  • Lucky Luke - Billy The Kid by Morris, René Goscinny: Terror strikes the city of Fort Weakling after the arrival of Billy The Kid — a boy given to irascible outburts that has everyone quaking in their boots.
  • Lucky Luke - Pertikaian di Painful Gulch by Morris, René Goscinny: Lucky Luke has to restore the peace in Painful Gulch where two feuding clans quarrel for no apparent reason.

UP NEXT: m&c! 9 February 2011 manga

m&c!: A BadBoy Drinks Tea! 11 of 11 · Ugly Duckling Become Swan 7 · Kirarin Revolution 14 of 14 · Be a Naughty Girl 4 · Sandwich Girl 5 · Cherry 51/2011 and LOVE IS EVERYWHERE manga: August December by Sparrow · Bus Guide Story by Sakou Watari · Buttterfly Boy by Arata Megumi · Cherry is Everywhere 1 by YASUKO · Cute Cute Cute 1-2 of 2 by Sakisaka Mea · First Love Stories by Yoshinaga Yuu · Kiss and Regret by Nanao Mio · Kiss Me After School! by Shiiba Nana · Love After School by Aikawa Saki · Secret Scandal by Shigano Iori · Time to Say Goodbye by Yamanaka Rico

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 ·

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

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manga available this week (2 February 2011 street date)

  • Elex Media: Fullmetal Alchemist 26 · Topeng Kaca 6 Deluxe · Otomen 10 · Ciuman Dewa 2 · Crayon Shinchan 2 · Crows 16 · Detektif Conan Seri Animasi TV 24 · Detektif Conan Spesial 34 · Dodge Fighters 2 · Doraemon 2 · Doraemon Movie: Nobita & Kerajaan Robot (First) and (Last) by Fujiko F. Fujio · Here is Greenwood 2 (Deluxe) · Piano Hutan 18 · Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 10 · Detektif Conan volumes 41-50 box set · Shonen Magz 2/2011
  • Level Comics: Team Medical Dragon 14 · Red River 3 · Brave Story 4 · Go Go Hanasaki Detective Office 3 · Priest 14 · Rainbow 20
  • m&c!: .hack//G.U.+ 5 of 5 · The Ghost Conqueror 5 · Saint Beast by Kaoru Yaezaki/Wonderfarm · Go! Hiromi Go! 7 and more Love is Everywhere manga: Love in the Sky 1 by Mitsuki Kaco · Boy Meets Girl by Robico · The Cute One Beside Me by Miyake Madoka · Doctor's Naughty Kiss and Glasses Boy's Lovers by Kawamaru Shin · First Love, Freckles and You by Satori Tae · Flowers of Love by Mitsuha Yuu · Love Café by Washio Mie · Love Deco by Jinna Mai · Paradise Café by Morita Fuji · Prince X Princess 1 by Kiritani Miki · Rival Next Door 1 by Shiraishi Yuki · Smile Himiko 1-3 of 3 by Nakajima Yuka · Together With You by Morita Yuki

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