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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Weekdays 10pm WIB (airs weekdays) [Series Finale] 25 July 2014, Friday

3.16.2011

Electric Daisy 7, Alive 21 of 21, Pure Love Kamikaze Captain 13 of 13 (m&c! 16 March 2011 manga)

Pray for Japan

Please continue to #prayforJapan and/or do something more to help the people who suffered through the devastating quake and tsunami. Still no word on some manga-ka post 3.11; fortunately as I write this, ANN reports that all Shogakukan and Shueisha manga creators (Electric Daisy's Motomi Kyousuke-sensei is a Shogakukan manga-ka) have been accounted for. (Thanks, Jasmine-san, for the Mangaka's Status in Japan After 11/03/2011 - Google Docs link.)

Electric Daisy 7 (m&c!)

Dengeki Daisy © Motomi Kyousuke/Shogakukan [Serialized in Betsucomi]
Published in Indonesia as Electric Daisy by Gramedia/m&c!

Kurosaki resolves to come clean about his so-called “sin” and DAISY's true identity. He invites Teru out to soften the revelation, unaware that “Akira” is biding his time before approaching Teru and... (Take home Electric Daisy 7 to find out what trap “Akira” springs on our KuroTeru.)

Finales

A couple of “venerable” manga series superannuates this m&c! sked (try to remember when you first started reading them): Adachitoka & Kawashima Tadashi's Alive and Seino Shizuru's Pure Love Kamikaze Captain.

Alive wraps the way it launched, with only a list of the quoted from... chapter titles gracing the back cover:

#79 Let hope inspire you, but not let idealism blind you.
(from musician Don Henley; m&c!'s chapter title: Permohonan/Plea)
#80 I wish they would only take me as I am.
(from post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh; m&c!'s chapter title: Cara Melihat Dunia/How to View the World)
#81 The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself. (from American Modernist poet Wallace Stevens; m&c!'s chapter title: Menangis, Tertawa/Crying, Laughing)
Final Everything has been figured out, except how to live. (from French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre; m&c!'s chapter title: Semoga Sehat Selalu/Hopefully, Healthy Always)

There's also a manga-ka outtake at the end of Alive 21.

Meanwhile, in the last Pure Love Kamikaze Captain, Matsuru, not wanting to lose Chiemi's friendship, tries to bury his feelings where Chiemi can't see them. Hirata, however, realizes Matsuru's yearnings and dares Matsuru to compete with him for the love of Chiemi.

So now that Pure Love Kamikaze Captain is finished, does it mean we can soon look forward to the sequel Junai Tokkou Taichou! Honki?

New m&c! titles

Tony Wong's Long Hu Men/Oriental Heroes manhua hurtles to the next stage of martial arts action with Long Hu Men - Next Level, but doesn't ditch the bombastic subtitling (the first in the series is subtitled Tewasnya Dewa Iblis Awan Api!/The Death of the Fire Cloud Demon God) nor the artwork I wouldn't be caught carrying. (No offense meant to LHM fans.)

My Egoist Teacher (m&c!)

Sensei wa Egotist
© Shiiba Nana/
Shogakukan
[Deluxe Betsucomi]
Published in Indonesia
as My Egoist Teacher
by Gramedia/m&c!

But then it's equally likely you'll see me hugging Shiiba Nana's My Egoist Teacher—the other debut—close to my chest, reluctant to let anyone see me indulging in Guilty Pleasures.

There is a new English teacher in town. His name, Kyouichi Sanada. Handsome, blond, brown-eyed. When this lady-killer smiles, fangirls swoon. So how come whenever we're alone, he changes into a super-selfish guy?!!

In addition to the My Egoist Teacher ♥ title story blurbed above, this shoujo anthology also contains shorts Teacher's Girlfriend, Teacher's Cat and My Egoist Teacher ♥ Summer Holiday. This omnibus doesn't seem to be related to Shiiba Nana-sensei's Sensei wa Sadistic.

m&c! has also published these other Nana-chan manga: Kiss Me After School!, Gorgeous Twins, Prince Romantica and The Underground Kids.

Triple Deal/Reissues [RE-STO]

If you're a shoujo fan willing to part with IDR 80,000 and to date have been looking for Majiko!'s time-skipping Dynamic Duet (I guess it didn't reprise reissue last week), Tsuda Masami's Don't make her mad! Eensy Weensy Monster AND Harue Le Pon's Be careful of what you wish for... Mokke Guardian From Heaven—what's the probability of these conditions obtaining?—this 3×two-volumes value set is for you. Extending that possibility not zero off-chance into forcing the issue territory, here are the covers to facilitate your hunt: DD 1 and 2 | EWM 1 and 2 | MGFH 1 and 2.

☆ Reprints, 10 of them, including volumes 1 to 5 of Usami Maki's Love Sign a-gain, are also about to make a reappearance on bookstore shelves.

m&c! manga, manhwa and manhua (2011.03.16)

  1. Alive (Alive - Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen) 21 of 21 by Adachitoka & Kawashima Tadashi [Finale]
  2. Alive 21 (m&c!)

    Alive - Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen
    アライブ 最終進化的少年
    by Adachitoka & Kawashima Tadashi (deceased)
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 21 (chapters 79-82) first published in Japan 2010.05

    Other languages
    English Alive - The Final Evolution (Del Rey: volume 8 released 2009.11.24; succeeding releases taken over by Kodansha USA) and French (Pika Édition Alive Last Evolution tome 13 shipped 2010.06)

  3. Born to Cook (Mister Ajikko II) 7 of 9+ by Terasawa Daisuke
  4. Born to Cook 7 (m&c!)

    Mister Ajikko IIミスター味っ子2
    by Terasawa Daisuke
    Kodansha Evening KC, seinen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2010.04

    Related series
    Mister Ajikko (prequel; 19 volumes)

  5. Electric Daisy (Dengeki Daisy) 7 of 9+ by Motomi Kyousuke
  6. Electric Daisy 7 (m&c!)

    Dengeki Daisy電撃デイジー」 by Motomi Kyousuke
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2010.07

    Other languages
    English Dengeki Daisy (three volumes per 2010.12 • volume 4 street date: 2011.04.05), French (Kazé; Dengeki Daisy tome 6 shipped 2011.02 • tome 7 street date: 2011.05.26) and traditional Chinese 愛情接合器 (Ever Glory Taiwan)

  7. [Series Premiere] Long Hu Men - Next Level 1: Tewasnya Dewa Iblis Awan Api! by Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty)
  8. [Premiere] My Egoist Teacher (Sensei wa Egotist) by Shiiba Nana
  9. My Egoist Teacher (m&c!)

    Sensei wa Egotist先生はエゴイスト
    by Shiiba Nana
    Shogakukan Deluxe Betsucomi, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2009.08

  10. Pure Love Kamikaze Captain (Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou!) 13 of 13 by Seino Shizuru [Finale]
  11. Pure Love Kamikaze Captain 13 (m&c!)

    Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou!純愛特攻隊長!
    by Seino Shizuru
    Kodansha Betsufure, shoujo
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2009.08

    Other languages
    English Love Attack (TOKYOPOP: six volumes, dropped)

    Related series
    Junai Tokkou Taichou! Honki (sequel, 4 of 4 volumes)

  12. Secret 5 of 10 by Han YuRang
  13. Secret 5 (m&c!)

    Secret비밀 SECRET
    by Han YuRang
    Samyang (Kkonnim) soonjung
    Volume 5 first published in Korea 2006

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m&c! Paket Komik Triple Deal (2011.03.16)

Dynamic Duet 1 and 2 of 2 by Majiko!
Eensy Weensy Monster 1 and 2 of 2 by Tsuda Masami
Mokke Guardian From Heaven 1 and 2 of 2 by Harue Le Pon

[RE-STO] Reissues (2011.03.16)

¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² GN priced at IDR 16,500 except Secret 5 (SRP: IDR 19,900) and Long Hu Men - Next Level 1 (IDR 70,000). The Triple Deal set retails for IDR 89,000/bundle.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

The rest of the ongoing series

  • Born to Cook 7 by Terasawa Daisuke: Youta Ajiyoushi gets a crash course on restaurant managment from Director Nomura, but a girl's tears prompts him into leaving the Swan Group. Meanwhile, Mister Ajikko refuses to give up on Grandpa Ajiou.
  • Secret 5 by Han YuRang: Gwak Bo Eun falls in love with Su Ji, daughter of the wealthy SS family, to the point where he is willing to go jail for her. When he emerges from prison, however, he learns that Su Ji is already married and has given birth to twins Hae Rang and Bo Eun. Enraged, he kidnaps Bo Eun. Fearing a scandal, Mr. Seng Jun adopts Hae Ri to replace the abducted child. This is the secret Seng Jun has been protecting all this time.

Other 16 March 2011 manga

  • Elex Media: Pandora Hearts 13 · Detektif Conan 60 · Ghost Hunt 12 of 12 · Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto · Inazuma Eleven 1 by Yabuno Tenya · Ciuman Dewa 3 · K-ON! 4 · Wild Life 14 · Culdcept 2 · Ghost's Doctor 2 · Godhand Teru 31 · Palette of 12 Secret Colors 3 · SORA - The Wingless Duck 19
  • Level Comics: The Drops of God 3 · X Blade 1 by Ida Tatsuhiko & Shiki Satoshi · The Fugitive Lawyer Makoto Narita 4 · Psychometrist Eiji 19 · Angel Heart 5 · Love Affair 7 · Strange Tales of Tokyo 4 of 4 · Boule & Bill - Bwoufallo, Bill?

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

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