Actually, Sky of Love 3 would've tied with Red River 5 and Cesare 4 for third place, if not for a late-breaking pledge. So as it stands, Sky of Love 3 ties with Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 3 for second place and earns it a spot Above the Cut.
Why the belaboring? I prefer to dwell on how much of a shoujo fangirl/boy's dream this Level release sked is, rather than wonder at what led to skedding Jepang Tenggelam 11 thisclose to the 3.11 devastation and continuing crisis. Still, please continue to pray for Japan and/or help Japan in these heartbreaking times.
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
To stop Fang from killing Toyama Minori, Mamoru and Haruka rush to the police station, only to run afoul of killer drones. Haruka 'sees' two possible outcomes to the stalemate, both presaging Mamoru's death. [Additions from Ki-oon's Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare tome 5 synopsis]
Of course, Mamoru won't be parting with Haruka yet in Until Death Do Us Part 5; otherwise, his Blind Swordsman Badass-ness wouldn't still be hacking and slashing his way to the next nine tankou. I'm sure the drones'
bullet-deflecting hybrid armor (thanks, Cold Manga × OMFGG Scans) would prove useless against Mamoru's absurdly sharp
Domoto and Choko officially start dating, but their rabu rabu frays in the face of Jinguji — Domoto's pretty boy childhood pal, Tackey to Domoto's Tsubasa.
Jinguji, also a former Kuze family retainer, bids for Milady Choko's favor;
Stop discussing my period! fed up with Domoto's indelicacy, Choko agrees to a dinner date with Domoto's rival.
Volume 3 compiles chapters 11 through 15:
All or nothing, the sprouts of love,
Battler (Butler?) battle,
The two's summer story,
You're my beloved and
Confused butterfly. (NOT Level's titles; these are Serenus-Dreamers × Aerandria's translations.)
The loss of their baby brings Hiro and Mika closer to each other. Or so Mika thinks, until Hiro's attitude changes drastically. Around her confusion and pain, Mika struggles to accept Hiro and protect their relationship.
- 3x3 Eyes 37 of 40 by Takada Yuzo
- Air Gear 20 of 31+ by Oh! great
- Bambino! 10 of 15 by Sekiya Tetsuji
- Cesare: The Creator of Destruction (CESARE: Il Creatore che ha distrutto) 4 of 8+ by Souryo Fuyumi
- Jepang Tenggelam (Nihon Chinbotsu) 11 of 15 by Komatsu Sakyou, Ishiki Tokihiko
- Jio 13 of 19 by Kishimoto Seishi
- Last Inning 9 of 29+ by Nakahara Yu, Kamio Ryu
- Oh Butterfly Oh Flower (Chou yo Hana yo) 3 of 8 by Yoshihara Yuki
- Priest 15 of 16+ by Hyung MinWoo
- Red River (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori) 5 of 28 by Shinohara Chie
- Sky of Love (Koizora) 3 of 10 by Haneda Ibuki, Mika
- Until Death Do Us Part (Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made) 5 of 14+ by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
- Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy (Kachuu Hana) 4 of 12+ by Nishi Yuuji & Hikino Shinji
- Zenith (Jinasu - Zenith) 6 of 6 by Yoshida Satoshi & Big O [Finale]
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- Cubitus - Santai Saja! (Cubitus, tome 39: Tu te la coules douce...) by Dupa
- Smurf - Smurf Terbang (L'aéroschtroumpf, tome 14) by Peyo
¹ Sources: Elex STO 23 March 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² GN are priced at IDR 18,500 each, except Until Death Do Us Part 5, Cesare 4, Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 4 and 3x3 Eyes 37 (SRP: IDR 19,500). The Smurf - Smurf Terbang and Cubitus - Santai Saja! ROMICs retail for IDR 30,000/volume.
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A fire breaks out at a factory construction, allegedly the work of Dominican monks according to Angelo's testimony. Cesare doubts the order had anything to do with the incident and decides to probe further. And while Firenze remains relatively calm, Cesare brings Giovanni and Archbishop Raffaele to the discussion table, as part of a plan to reconcile the Medici clan with the Archbishop of Pisa.
Kail's strategy to retake Malatya proceeds according to the prince's timetable, but a traitor within the Hittite ranks begins to move. Prince Kail eventually uncovers the infiltration and remobilizes his troops.
Wikipedia adds that Yuri is captured by the Mitanni and stands on trial as a goddess impostor. Can Yuri prove to the Mitanni people that she is Ishtar's avatar?
The mystery of Zenith is finally solved, and humanity's salvation ship readies for departure. What of the fate of the silver-haired mystery man?
The rest of the ongoing series
- 3x3 Eyes 37 by Takada Yuzo: As Yakumo and Pai try to explain the real situation to the world's leaders, Kaiyanwan remotely attacks Yakumo, and Yoko and Benares' underlings attempt to take Pai and Kali. Only Reverse Hahn stands between Pai and Kali and their potential captors.
- Air Gear 20 by Oh! great: The Hakurokai strategy pins down Kogarasumaru, prompting Ikki to follow Onigiri's suggestion to use 'Osu!'. The tactic works, and Hakurokai's game is effectively disrupted, that is, until Tool Toul To emerges under Kururu's command.
- Bambino! 10 by Sekiya Tetsuji: Ten months of hard work down the line, Ban now counts “chef” and “Katori's assistant” in his culinary creds. But Ban's stint in dolce, preparation of which requires painstaking care, takes its toll on Ban's speed. Katori, annoyed with Ban's slowness, douses his assistant with hot water. What will happen to Ban now?
- Jepang Tenggelam 11 by Komatsu Sakyou, Ishiki Tokihiko: Amnesiac Toshio mistakenly believes his name is Onoda. Now he lives for Mako, his “savior.” Meanwhile, D Project presses upon him to help with evacuation efforts. Will Onoda acquiesce? Or remember his true identity?
- Jio 13 by Kishimoto Seishi: Jio and friends finally learn that the ruler of Rock Bird City, Icaros, is actually Beelzebub. To defeat the demon, Jio manifests Satan. The transformation, however, proves double-edged, as Jio must simultaneously prevent a takeover.
- Last Inning 9 by Nakahara Yu, Kamio Ryu: Saigaku advances easily in the autumn prefectural tournament, but to the team's dismay, its next opponent turns out to be dark horse Yumeikan High from Chichibu. Can Keisuke lead Saigaku to victory against Yumeikan? And what of Kamifukuoka who unilaterally decides to quit baseball?
- Priest 15 by Hyung MinWoo: Ivan battles his inner darkness in Windtale City, even as misunderstanding over Ashley's death provokes the anger of Mr. Dudley and the town residents. The shadow of death enfolds the city of sinners.
- Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 4 by Nishi Yuuji & Hikino Shinji: Stamina fly lice? To boost Manten's sales, Nakako leases a shop on the Shonan beachfront. Detailed to shop-sit, Hana meets volleyball athlete Fukao Mika, suffering from competition-level stamina deficiency. Can Hana help build up Fukao's endurance before the next match?
On the bande dessinée side, we get Aerosmurf who constructs a wooden propeller plane to conquer the skies in Peyo's Smurf - Smurf Terbang. Cubitus, meanwhile, tries to trace his pedigree (that includes Chinese ancestors, or so the story goes) in Dupa's Cubitus - Santai Saja!
UP NEXT: m&c! 23 March 2011 manga and manhua
m&c!: Bleach 38 · Meet the Banchou 4 · Goal Den Age 3 of 3 · Blizzard Axel 10 · Go! Hiromi Go! 8 of 8 · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 16 · Magical X Miracle 3 · School Crisis by Igarashi Kaoru · The Story of Wang Fenglei 9
Other 23 March 2011 manga
- Elex Media: Absolute Peace Strategy 2 · Red Haired Anne 3 · Topeng Kaca 9 Deluxe · Rockwell the Scarlet Knight 3 of 3 · Shade 1 by Ahn NohEun & CATTY · Tena on S-string 6 · Doraemon 4 · Kariage kun 40 · Otoboke Section Chief 9 · Mystery Bride 1 by Huh KookHwa & Kim SuJin · One Step by Saturday Syndrome · Sweet Recipe 2 of 2 · Nakayoshi Gress! 3/2011 · Shonen Star 5/2011
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
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