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2.21.2011

Until Death Do Us Part 4, Team Medical Dragon 15, Red River 4 (Level Comics 23 February 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Edited based on blog regular Junya-san's tip that Team Medical Dragon has concluded. [More on this below.]

May contain   [SPOILERS!]

Until Death Do Us Part 4 (Level Comics)

Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made © Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
Square Enix [Serialized in Young Gangan]
Published in Indonesia as Until Death Do Us Part by Elex Media/Level Comics

The future in which Haruka “sees” herself married to Mamoru remains as distant as her name; for now, the precog tot remains in Mamoru's custody, but goes back to junior high at Igawa's suggestion. Quiet descends upon the Element Network but not for long as out of the shadows sneaks Fang, hired to eliminate Mamoru.

Find out how the blind swordsman visits retribution upon the assassin who dares to kill him in Until Death Do Us Part 4, streeting this Wednesday.

Team Medical Dragon 15 of 25 by Nogizaka Taro & Nagai Akira

[Medical Supervisor: Yoshinuma Mie]

To help Kihara, Gunji covers up for his operation snafu; the same “good deed,” however, only makes Noboru lose all hope and fall into depression. Can Noboru regain enough confidence to save the patient who experiences bleeding just as Gunji is not around?

Edit: As mentioned above, this series has ended. Baka-Updates Manga advises here (excerpted below):

After 210 installments, Tarō Nogizaka will end his Iryū - Team Medical Dragon manga in this year's fourth issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine on January 28.

This book detail confirms that volume 25 is the series finale.

Red River 4 of 28 by Shinohara Chie

Prince Kail, Prince Zannanza and Yuri push off for Malatya to battle the Mitanni forces. Calculations put the siege of Malatya at two to three months, but Prince Kail declares they can retake the occupied city in five days, with minimal casualties. What exactly is Kail planning?

[Previews continued after the manga list.]

Level Comics manga and manhua (2011.02.23)

  1. Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 80 of 95+ by Morikawa Joji
  2. LC: Fight!! Ippo 80

    Hajime no Ippoはじめの一歩
    by Morikawa Joji
    AKA Fighting Spirit
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 80 first published in Japan 2007.05

    Volume 80 chapters:
    Round 757. Seeking It With Him
    Round 758. The Man Known as the Magician
    Round 759. Dojo Challenge
    Round 760. Magic Inside the Ring
    Round 761. Nature of the Magic
    Round 762. Extending? Shrinking?
    Round 763. Outside Training
    Round 764. Different From Before
    Round 765. Dual Exchange
    Round 766. The Other Weakness
    Round 767. A Fight Or A Job
    *NOT Level chapter titles

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 1991 Kodansha Manga Awards

    Related series
    Hajime no Ippo Gaiden (one-shot prequel)

    Other languages
    French (Kurokawa: Ippo, Saison 2: Destins de Boxeurs tome 9 per 2011.02.10 • tome 10 street date: 2011.03.10) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

    Adaptations
    A 76-episode anime by Madhouse, starring seiyuu Kiyasu Kohei (Makunouchi Ippo), aired on NTV from October 2000 to March 2002. A sequel/special, Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road, came out in June 2003, followed by the spinoff Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs. Kimura OAV (2003.09). The second season Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (26 episodes) was telecast from January to June 2009.

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

    1/2 no Ringo1/2の林檎」 by Koyama Yukari
    Kodansha Kiss, josei
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2007.05

  5. Happy Hello Work at Age 21 (Takunabi) 4 of 5+ by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Watanabe Chiho
  6. LC: Happy Hello Work at Age 21 v4

    Takunabiたくなび」 by Yamaguchi Katsumi,
    in collaboration with Watanabe Chiho
    Shogakukan Big Comic Spirits, seinen
    Volume 4 (chapters 32-42) first published in Japan 2006.03

  7. Jormungand 2 of 9+ by Takahashi Keitarou
  8. Jormungand 2 JP cover

    Jormungandヨルムンガンド
    by Takahashi Keitarou
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 2 (chapters 6-11) first published in Japan 2007.04

    Other languages
    English Jormungand (VIZ Media: volume 6 per 2011.02.08 • volume 7 street date: 2011.05.10)

  9. K2 volume 5 of 14+ by Mafune Kazuo
  10. K2 5 JP cover

    K2K2」 by Mafune Kazuo
    Kodansha Evening, seinen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2006.10

  11. New Comic Bomber (Shin Hoero Pen) 6 of 11 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
  12. LC: New Comic Bomber 6

    Shin Hoero Pen新吼えろペン
    by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
    AKA New Be Growl, Pen
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 6 (chapters 20-23) first published in Japan 2007.01

    Related series
    Burning Pen and Comic Bomber (prequels)

  13. Over Rev 17 of 31 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39
  14. LC: Over Rev 17

    Over Rev!オーバーレブ!
    by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39
    Shogakukan Young Sunday, seinen
    Volume 17 (chapters 183-193) first published in Japan 2001.05

  15. The Ravages of Time (Huo Feng Liao Yuan) 7 of 40+ by Chan Mou
  16. 火鳳燎原 (7)

    Sanguozhi Qunxiongzhuan: Huo Feng Liao Yuan
    火鳳燎原」 by Chan Mou
    AKA Fiery Phoenix Burns Steppes
    Tong Li New Youth, seinen

    Other languages/serializations
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 火凤燎原 #40 street date: 2011.02.22) and Japanese (Media Factory 三国志群雄伝 火鳳燎原 volume 9 per 2009.12; serialized in Comic Sangokushi). The manhua is also released in Mainland China, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

  17. Red River (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori) 4 of 28 by Shinohara Chie
  18. LC: Red River 4

    Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori
    天は赤い河のほとり
    by Shinohara Chie
    AKA Anatolia Story
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 4 (chapters 11-12) first published in Japan 1996.03

    Awards
    Best Shoujo Manga, 46th Shogakukan Manga Awards (2000)

    Other languages
    English Red River (VIZ Media; 28 volumes), Italian Anatolia Story (Editions Star Comics; 28 volumes), German (EMA/Egmont Manga and Anime), Vietnamese Dòng Sông Huyền Bí (Tre Publishing House) and traditional Chinese 赤河戀影 (Tong Li)

    Adaptations
    Eight drama CDs were released between 1997 and 2003.

    Related
    An artbook (Japan release: 1999.02.24), fanbook (2002.07.26) and a two-volume novel adaptation 天は赤い河のほとり 外伝 魔が時代の黎明 written and illustrated by Shinohara Chie-sensei (2007.05 and 2007.09)

  19. Team Medical Dragon 15 of 25 by Nogizaka Taro & Nagai Akira
  20. LC: Team Medical Dragon 15

    Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon-医龍
    by Nogizaka Taro, Nagai Akira, Yoshinuma Mie (Medical Supervisor)
    Shogakukan Big Comic Superior, seinen
    Volume 15 (chapters 115-122) first published in Japan 2007.11

    Awards
    Winner, Best Seinen/General Manga, 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Other languages
    French (Glénat: tome 15 per 2011.02.16)

    Adaptations
    Two seasons of the live-action adaptation, starring Sakaguchi Kenji (Asada Ryutaro), aired on Fuji TV (Season 1: April to June 2006; Season 2: October to December 2007). The series won the Best Drama award at the 49th Television Drama Academy Awards.

  21. Until Death Do Us Part (Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made) 4 of 14+ by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
  22. LC: Until Death Do Us Part 4

    Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made
    死がふたりを分かつまで
    by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
    Square Enix Young Gangan, seinen
    Volume 4 (chapters 25-32) first published in Japan 2007.02

    Other languages
    French (Ki-oon; Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare, tome 12 per 2010.12.09), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan and Jade Dynasty Hong Kong)

Level Comics European comics/BDs (2011.02.23)

  • Michel Vaillant - Kairo! (Michel Vaillant, tome 63: Cairo!) by Philippe & Jean Graton

¹ Sources: Elex STO 23 February 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² GN are priced at IDR 18,500 each, except Over Rev 17 and Until Death Do Us Part 4 (SRP: IDR 19,500). Michel Vaillant - Kairo! retails for IDR 30,000/volume.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Previews continued

The rest of the ongoing series at a glance

  • Fight!! Ippo 80 by Morikawa Joji: When he accompanies Yagi-san to bail out Chairman Kamogawa from jail, Ippo learns of a side of boxing heretofore never envisioned: game fixing.
  • Half an Apple 7 by Koyama Yukari: Hikaru's ex-boyfriend becomes her boss and enemy. Ms. Akabori is fired from the SHC division and Hikaru, considered recalcitrant, is sidelined from handling work formerly entrusted to her by Shindo. Hikaru's resolve not to run away is tested when she hears that Natsuko is pregnant with Shindo's child.
  • Happy Hello Work at Age 21 V4 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Watanabe Chiho: Even though Taku ends his relationship with Akane amicably, Maki suddenly leaves for shooting abroad. Does this mean the end of the Taku/Maki tandem?
  • Jormungand 2 by Takahashi Keitarou: There's no rest for Koko Hekmatyar and her squad as they are ambushed by an assassin duo, Orchestra, while on vacation in Dubai. Koko manages to elude Orchestra's Chinatsu, only to run into intelligence agent, Scarecrow. Meanwhile, what is Jonas's connection to Kasper, Koko's brother? How come they seem to know each other?
  • K2 V5 by Mafune Kazuo: Kazunari, the only living clone, is ordered kidnapped by the dark organization experimenting on organ cloning. Before the abductors can deliver Kazunari to the organization, disaster strikes.
  • New Comic Bomber 6 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko: A disqualified entry at a high-school manga competition in which he is judge intrigues Hono-sensei enough to pay the aspiring artist a visit. But when he arrives at the student's place, he is greeted with a request for help in the competition. How will Hono-sensei's answer? Will he preserve his neutrality as a judge or...?
  • Over Rev 17 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39: Fans greet the news of Aika's debut on the circuit with joy, but it is short-lived as Aika's old auto doesn't make the cut. What will Ryoko and friends do to help Aika qualify for the race?
  • The Ravages of Time 7 by Chan Mou: Liaoyuan Huo is enraged to learn that on the way to Chang'an, Zi Wang, a general under Yuan Shao's command, attacked Canbing and the Qingfeng clan. To save Xiao Meng, Liaoyuan Huo counterattacks but is hard-pressed to take on Zi Wang and Yuan Shao's best generals, Yan Liang and Wen Chou. As he faces certain death, who should appear but...

UP NEXT: m&c! 23 February 2011 manga

m&c!: My Sweet Kaicho 9 · Bleach 37 · Oresama Teacher 4 · How To Be A Man 6 · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 15 · Long Hu Men 175 · Lovely Make-Up - Myon & Fuku-chan's Beauty Learning 2 of 2 · Momokan 7 · Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 10 · Together in Love 1 by Sakamoto Miku · B.O.C.A.H. 2 · Seer - The Genchildren 2

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

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