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Anime (on Animax Asia):
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB
Bleach Season 6, Weekdays 630pm WIB
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Weekdays 10pm WIB (airs weekdays) [Series Finale] 25 July 2014, Friday

2.22.2011

My Sweet Kaicho 9, Bleach 37, Oresama Teacher 4 (m&c! 23 February 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Edited to take out Spring Love by Suetsugu Yuki and If Only You Were Here by Morio Rina; m&c! moved these two titles to next week

My Sweet Kaicho 9 (m&c!)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! © Fujiwara Hiro/Hakusensha
[Serialized in LaLa]
Published in Indonesia as My Sweet Kaicho by Gramedia/m&c!

Misaki runs for a second term as student council president, but this time, she's facing a daunting opponent in...Kanou Soutarou, the male students' draft pick to Take. Down. The Evil Kaichou. See what hijinks ensue as the anti-Misaki faction (and perforce, its victim Kanou) snoops for Misaki's weakness in the much-much-Much! awaited My Sweet Kaicho 9.

Meanwhile, in another high school, with another student body prez —

Oresama Teacher 4 of 10+ by Tsubaki Izumi

Hayasaka-kun special training under Mafuyu, Start-OH!, after Mafuyu deems him the likeliest target of the enemy bodyguard club set at odds against the ethics club by the cunning student council chairman.

Bleach 37 of 48+ by Tite Kubo

The aptly-subtitled Beauty is So Solitary Bleach 37 features narcissist Ayasegawa Yumichika on the cover to mark the return to the Las Noches action. But before Yumichika can reveal his zanpakutō's true form in combat, the 11th Division's 5th Seat must first wait for the Pendulum to swing to a stop. Means letting Aizen first admit to masterminding the Shinigami Hollow transformation that led to attrition among soul reaper ranks and—after Shinji and his troop turn into Hollows—allowing Urahara and Kidō company captain Tessai to go after Aizen. (Refers to flashback chapters -99 to -97, Turn Back The Pendulum 10, Turn Back The Pendulum 11 and Let Stop The Pendulum.)

Before I get to the newbs, have to note that Lovely Make-up - Myon & Fuku-chan's Beauty Learning wraps this m&c! release with volume 2. Actually, Myon, Fuku-chan and Tetsuya's quest to makeover girls with self-confidence issues would've led this post for sheer prettiness of cover—toggle the Lovely Make-up list link below—but. (UsuiMisa. 'Nuff sed.)

New manga

The only newbie is the Debt, Almost Certainly a Love Triangle Together in Love 1, Sakamoto Miku's ex-Bessatsu HanaYume Ai no Moto ni Tsudoe:

After her mother's passing away and her father's disappearance post amassing a huge debt, de facto orphan Iwase Yuuki finds herself the newest tenant of the “Eternal Love” boarding house and the object of attention of two bishies: her landlord Ai and her university classmate Yumeji.

Find our review of the first volume here (in Indonesian).

In addition to Together in Love, m&c! also published Sakamoto Miku-sensei's Gokuraku Smile, Nadeshiko Club and Nekomachi Shop Guide. It has yet to conclude Prisoner of the Heart (latest volume 3, if I'm not mistaken).

SEER - The Genchildren 2 (m&c!)

SEER - The Genchildren
© Erwin Prasetya
& MAZJOJO/m&c!

KOLONI local comics

We get a KOLONI volume 2 daily (actually, weekly) double: the sequel to Ockto, Seta & Bayu's B.O.C.A.H., the Kodansha Selection/3rd Morning International Manga Competition awardee, as well as the next installment to Erwin Prasetya- & MAZJOJO's fantasy action SEER - The Genchildren, which promises to reveal the secrets behind Anak Dewa (God's Child) and Tio's past.

m&c! manga and manhua (2011.02.23)

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  1. Bleach 37 of 48+ by Kubo Tite
  2. Bleach 37 (m&c!)

    BleachBLEACH-ブリーチ-」 by Kubo Tite
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 37 first published in Japan 2009.02

    Volume 37: Beauty is So Solitary chapters:
    -99. Turn Back The Pendulum 10
    -98. Turn Back The Pendulum 11
    -97. Let Stop The Pendulum
    316. Swang the Edge Down
    317. Six Hearts Will Beat As One
    318. Five Towers/Four Pillars
    319. Ants And Dragons
    320. Beauty is So Solitary
    321. Black Briers and Brambles
    322. Oath Under The Rose

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Other languages
    English Bleach (VIZ Media: volume 33 per 2010.12 • volume 34 street date: 2011.03.01), French (Glénat; tome 40 shipped 2011.01.05), Spanish (Glénat in Spain, Grupo Editorial Vid in Mexico), German (TOKYOPOP Germany), Dutch (Kana), Russian (Эксмо), Polish (JPF), Portuguese (Planet Manga) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: volume 48 per 2011.01.18)

    Related
    Kubo Tite and Makoto Matsubara co-authored two Bleach novels: BLEACH-letters from the other side: The Death and The Strawberry (Japan release: 2004.12) and BLEACH: The Honey Dish Rhapsody (2006.10).

    The Bleach All Colour But The Black artbook, compiling color spreads from manga volumes 1 through 19 with original art and author annotations, released in Japan (2006.12), USA (The Art of Bleach, 2008.10) and France (All colour but the black: Recueil des illustrations de Bleach, 2008.11).

    Companion guidebooks have also been published: Bleach SOULs and Bleach VIBEs released 2006.02 in Japan (The English Bleach SOULs. Official Character Book shipped 2008.11 in North America, while the French version streeted 2009.11). A third Bleach Official Bootleg: KaraBuri+ guidebook released 2007.08 in Japan. (English Color Bleach+: The Bleach Official Bootleg street date: 2010.08.10.)

    Adaptations
    Studio Pierrot's Bleach anime adaptation first broadcast in October 2004, continuing to this day. Season 14 opened with episode 266 in April 2010; latest episode 305 aired 2011.01.18). Seiyuu Morita Masakazu and Orikasa Fumiko star as Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia, with Park Romi and Namikawa Daisuke playing 10th Division captain Hitsugaya Toshiro and Arrancar Ulquiorra Cifer respectively. Two OAVs and four theatrical movies—Memories of Nobody, The DiamondDust Rebellion, Another Hyōrinmaru, Fade to Black, I Call Your Name and Bleach: The Hell Verse—have been released. Additionally, Warner Bros. has confirmed it will be producing a Bleach live-action film.

    At least eight drama CDs have been produced. Featuring the original anime cast, the drama CDs were bundled with the DVDs.

    Bleach has also been adapted into rock musicals (spanning the the Substitute and Soul Society arcs). The first musical had its performance run in August 2005.

  3. How to be a Man (Otona ni Naru Houhou) 6 of 8 by Yamada Nanpei
  4. How to be a Man 6 (m&c!)

    Otona ni Naru Houhouオトナになる方法
    by Yamada Nanpei
    Hakusensha, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2001.09

    Related series
    Part of Yamada Nanpei's Kumiko & Shingo series (Series 6).

  5. The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 15 of 20: Dalang Iblis (bagian keempat) by Khu Lung, Cai Jing Dong
  6. Long Hu Men (Oriental Heroes) 175: Ancaman Mata Langit! by Tony Wong
  7. Lovely Make-up - Myon & Fuku-chan's Beauty Learning (Kosume no Tessoku) 2 of 2 by Takashima Eri, Mimori Kaori [Finale]
  8. Momokan 7 of 7+ by Shirakawa Kikuno
  9. Momokan 7 (m&c!)

    Momokanモモ缶」 by Shirakawa Kikuno
    Kodansha Be Love, josei
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2010.07

  10. My Sweet Kaicho (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) 9 of 12+ by Fujiwara Hiro
  11. My Sweet Kaicho 9 (m&c!)

    Kaichou wa Maid-sama!会長はメイド様!
    by Fujiwara Hiro
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2010.04

    Awards
    Fujiwara Hiro-sensei won the 'Outstanding Debut' award at the 31st Hakusensha Athena Newcomers Awards in Japan for this manga.

    Other languages/serializations
    English Maid Sama! (TOKYOPOP: seven volumes per 2010.11 • volume 8 street date: 2011.03.01), French (Pika Édition: Maid Sama! tome 6 ships 2011.03.02), German (Carlsen Comics: Maid-sama Band 6 per 2011.03.18; serialized in Daisuki), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 会长是女仆 #11 street date: 2011.02.22), traditional Chinese (Ever Glory Taiwan: 學生會長是女僕! 10 per 2010-12-07)

    Adaptations
    J.C. Staff's 26-episode anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Fujimura Ayumi (Ayuzawa Misaki) and Okamoto Nobuhiko (Usui Takumi) aired from April through September 2010 on TBS and Animax Asia. An earlier released Kaichou wa Maid-sama! drama CD featured Kobayashi Sanae and Sugita Tomokazu as Misaki and Usui.

  12. Oresama Teacher 4 of 10+ by Tsubaki Izumi
  13. Oresama Teacher 4 (m&c!)

    Oresama Teacher俺様ティーチャー
    by Tsubaki Izumi
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2009.02

    Other languages
    English Oresama Teacher (VIZ Media: volume 1 street date: 2011.03.01)

    Adaptations
    A drama CD was released in March 2009, featuring seiyuu Kitamura Eri, Narita Ken, Mizushima Takahiro, Miyake Kenta and Ono Daisuke (go here for their roles).

  14. Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War (Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei no Kassen) 10 of 14+ by Sawada Hirofumi
  15. [Premiere] Together in Love (Ai no Moto ni Tsudoe) 1 of 4 by Sakamoto Miku

m&c! KOLONI local comics (2011.02.23)

  1. B.O.C.A.H. 2 by Ockto, Seta & Bayu
  2. SEER - The Genchildren 2 by Erwin Prasetya- & MAZJOJO

[RE-STO] Reissues (2011.02.23)

¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² GN priced at IDR 16,500 except How To Be A Man 6 (SRP: IDR 25,000), The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 15 (IDR 19,900) and Long Hu Men 175 (IDR 60,000).
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

The rest of the ongoing series at a glance

  • How to be a Man 6 by Yamada Nanpei: Shingo gifts Kumiko with a ring on White Day, much to her delight.
  • Momokan 7 by Shirakawa Kikuno: Satoko worries that the older Momo gets, the more likely she will lose her cuteness, but more importantly, her affection.
  • Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 10 by Sawada Hirofumi: En route to Kamakura, Hyota (Yoshitsune) meets Hikari accompanied by two children, both war victims. Will this encounter only drag Hikari and the two orphans deeper into the Genpei conflict?

Other 23 February 2011 manga

  • Elex Media: Otomen 11 · K-ON! 3 · Harmoni (Deluxe) by Hikawa Kyoko · 7 Seeds 16 · Boy Dolls 1 by Hibiki Wataru · Princess and The 3 Beasts 1 by Miyuki Mitsubachi · Welcome to Host Detective Agency 2 · Culdcept 1 by Kaneko Shinya · Yakitate!! Japan 20 · Penyihir Hutan Kokonoka by Kirihara Idumi · Recollection of a Certain Pilot 1 by Inumura Koroku & Ogawa Maiko · Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Kerajaan Kue Okashinana yang Aneh by Fujiko F. Fujio · Crayon Shinchan 3 · Doraemon 3 (JP binding) · Kariage kun 39 · Otoboke Section Chief 8 · Shonen Star 4/2011
  • Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 4 · Team Medical Dragon 15 · Red River 4 · Half an Apple 7 · Fight!! Ippo 80 · Happy Hello Work at Age 21 V4 · Jormungand 2 · K2 V5 · New Comic Bomber 6 · Over Rev 17 · The Ravages of Time 7 · Michel Vaillant - Kairo!

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