Also, The Fugitive Lawyer Makoto Narita volume 4. (Sankyuu~ freakenari-san for the delish snap profiling. Another tweep—wenzara-san—is actually my first Makoto Narita evangelist ^^)
The Drops of God's Agi Tadashi-sensei—actually the brother and sister team Kibayashi Shin and Yuko—have checked in safe, according to ANN. Means Ando Yuma (Psychometrer Eiji); Amagi Seimaru (Kindaichi Case Files); Aoki Yuya (Get Backers); Ryuumon Ryou (Bloody Monday series); Arimori Jōji (Asobotto Senki Gokū); and Igano Hiroaki (Area no kishi) are also safe (Kibayashi Shin-sensei also writes under these pseudonyms). ANN has no word on Okimoto Shu-sensei yet.
Kami no Shizuku: Les Gouttes de Dieu © Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu/
Kodansha [Serialized in Morning]
Published in Indonesia as The Drops of God by Elex Media/Level Comics
Shizuku decides to help Mr. Watanuki whose restaurant teeters on bankruptcy, following a scathing critique from Tomine. He looks into why Tomine found fault with Watanuki's place, but evidently, Tomine just made a reservation. Can Shizuku manage to pleasantly surprise Tomine on his revisit with his ‘marriage’? Check out The Drops of God 3 for answers.
Shining the spotlight on a different Watanuki —
Since meeting Sakura, Watanuki has been dreaming more often; the frequency escalates to the extent he can no longer distinguish between dream and reality. What is actually happening?
second Syaoran :D)
CLAMP have also reported in safe post the quake and tsunami.
XBlade © Ida Tatsuhiko
& Shiki Satoshi/
Kodansha [Shonen Sirius]
Level rolls outs X Blade, a post-apocalyptic action drama serialized in Shonen Sirius. Given current events, you can understand that it was a little hard translating the summary. (I apologize to those who are feeling sensitive and give you leave to skip the blurb below.)
Four years ago, Haru survived the mysterious disaster that hit Tokyo and took away his family. These days, Haru lives a relatively normal life with friends Sanae and Kazunari.
But Haru's new normalcy is replaced by violence when he finds himself pursued by a pack of MIBs. At the height of the chase, Haru lucks into a venerable sword — one that takes the form of a young girl, Mana.
But was it really luck that led Haru to the sentient weapon?
[Additions from Baka-Updates Manga's XBlade description]
Wondering why X Blade 1 retails for IDR 20,000? Prolly because of the color pages. (Seeing Shiki Satoshi-sensei's name attached to this shounen manga reminds me that I've yet to finish the also swords Kamikaze >.<)
More previews below the list.
- Angel Heart 5 of 33 by Hojo Tsukasa
- The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) 3 of 28+ by Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu
- The Fugitive Lawyer Makoto Narita (Toubou Bengoshi Narita Makoto) 4 of 6 by Takada Yu & Go Hideki
- Love Affair (Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta) 7 of 10 by Miyasaka Kaho
- Psychometrist Eiji (Psychometrer Eiji) 19 of 25 by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi
- Strange Tales of Tokyo (Toukei Ibun) 4 of 4 by Kajiwara Niki & Ono Fuyumi [Finale]
- X Blade 1 of 12+ by Ida Tatsuhiko & Shiki Satoshi
- xxxHOLiC 12 of 19+ by CLAMP
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- Boule & Bill - Bwoufallo, Bill? by Roba
¹ Sources: Elex STO 16 March 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 18,500 each, except X Blade 1 and Angel Heart 5 (SRP: IDR 20,000). The Boule & Bill - Bwoufallo, Bill? ROMIC retails for IDR 30,000/volume.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Toru's step-brother Kazuma flees for his life, but his attempt to lose Cannabis in the depths of the woods actually works to his pursuer's advantage. Can Toru and Eiji save Kazuma from the cold-blooded killer?
The identities of the Princess of Darkness and the Fire Demon are finally revealed, kindling hopes that the terror gripping the capital is at an end. But what of the mystery shrouding the Takatsukasa clan? Shintaro's conviction about supernatural causes wavers.
Follow the clues of Shintaro and Manzo's investigation to the end in Strange Tales of Tokyo's series finale. And if you still want moar Ono Fuyumi paranormal after that, check out the end of Ghost Hunt, over on the Elex side.
The rest of the ongoing series
- Angel Heart 5 by Hojo Tsukasa: Under the assumed name Xiang Ying, Glass Heart lives with Ryo as father and daughter. Ryo restarts his City Hunter business upon request of Mr. Lee, but finds his first case deals with...
- Love Affair 7 by Miyasaka Kaho: Just when Kotori and Yukito's relationship seems to have returned to rabu-rabu, Matsushima pops up and presses Yukito to act as her boyfriend. An oblivious Yukito accedes, much to Kotori's vexation. Kotori then decides to reveal her true feelings to Yukito, but how will he take it?
UP NEXT: m&c! 16 March 2011 manga and manhwa
m&c!: Electric Daisy 7 · Alive 21 of 21 · Pure Love Kamikaze Captain 13 of 13 · Born To Cook 7 · Long Hu Men - Next Level 1 by Tony Wong · My Egoist Teacher by Shiiba Nana · Secret 5
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
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
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