Kaichou wa Maid-sama! © Fujiwara Hiro/Hakusensha [Serialized in LaLa]
Published in Indonesia as My Sweet Kaicho by PT Gramedia/m&c!
Family interruptus Usui × Misaki intimacy. The Usui clan mandates Usui's transfer to Miyabigaoka, Seika High's elite rival. Misaki tells herself she doesn't mind, so how come this voice inside whimpers «No...»
Good thing Perverted Alien© Usui knows exactly how Misaki feels...
And for those also reading/collecting the English TOKYOPOP Maid Sama!, just to let you know that with TOKYOPOP's closure, titles releasing after 4 May—including Maid Sama! 9 advertised for 2011.05.31—have been cancelled (via Manga Worth Reading's Johanna Draper Carlson-san, thank you).
Elsewhere, in the penultimate Beauty Pop, Team Scissors Project manages to advance round after round of the All Japan Beauty Contest. But just as victory is within reach, the ties binding the team begin to fray.
And talking about tempers fraying, Cha Eun Soo reverts to her violent self in volume 15 of Female Wolf's Boy. JaeHee who tries to calm EunSoo's a*se down gets clobbered for his efforts. What prompted to EunSoo's rampage?
Nae Soong 9 Dan Project
© Han YuRang/Samyang
Published by m&c!
as Perfect Love Project
Before I blurb Perfect Love Project, volume 1 of which I gave 6.75 of 10 ♥, lemme mention the other (manga) debuts: Kiss & Harmony by Takamiya Satoru and The Ring of God by Obara Shou, both serials Cherry mangazine graduates. Misaki Aya's Love Love Nurse (ex-Ciao) completes the 4.20 premieres.
Perfect Love Project 1 of 8 by Han YuRang
Jung Daum likes to steal her classmates' food. No one suspects the Big Eater of being the younger sister of school beauty queen, Jung Arem.
When Jung Daum bumps into Jun Ki, the bishie school idol, she falls and falls...hard. Her sprawl into the lurve gutter pits her against Jung Arem who also likes Jun Ki.
Can Jung Daum beat her own sister for Jun Ki's heart?
[The other newbie previews continued after the releases lists.]
© Galang Tirtakusuma/
The third installment of Galang Tirtakusuma's Garudaboi promises Kaboom! and Planetary Doom (original Indonesian summary below):
Bumi dalam bahaya besar! Bosan cuma mengirimkan pasukan alien meteor ganjen, sang pemimpin Alien dari planet 4l4y datang sendiri untuk menginvasi bumi! Bumi memang memiliki Garudaboi dan kawan-kawan, namun mampukah jagoan kita menghadapi musuh misterius ini? Senjata pamungkas apa yang sedang disiapkan Garudaboi untuk mengalahkan sang alien?
☂, III m&c! continues to rain down restocked [RE-STO] shoujo manga, and again, they swamp the actual STO/Standing Order. Expect at least one more deluge next week (except that one also includes shounen manhua). Just have to note that of the 4.20 restocks,
Gift Under The Rainbow is actually Gift Under The Rainbow volume 1 (of 2) by MOONSTONE & Yukiwo.
BTW, any unlinked restocked title means its premiere predates my blogging or it slipped down some Telor Ceplok crack.
- Beauty Pop 9 of 10 by Arai Kiyoko
- Jun X Ai Sensation (Jun'ai Sensation) 4 of 5 by Oobayashi Miyuki
- [Premiere] Kiss & Harmony (Koyoi Oto Furu Sora no Shita) by Takamiya Satoru
- [Premiere] Love Love Nurse by Misaki Aya
- My Sweet Kaicho (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) 11 of 12+ by Fujiwara Hiro
- [Premiere] The Ring of God (Kamisama no Ring) by Obara Shou
- Yowamushi Pedal, Go! (Yowamushi Pedal) 10 of 17+ by Watanabe Wataru
- Female Wolf's Boy 15 of 17 by Han YuRang
- [Series Premiere] Perfect Love Project (Nae Soong 9 Dan Project) 1 of 8 by Han YuRang
[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
- Garudaboi 3 by Galang Tirtakusuma (m&c!)
- 1/3 Romantica by Shibano Yuka
- 37 C Boyfriend (37°C no Boyfriend) by Minase Ai
- Family Game (Kazoku Gokko) by Karasawa Chiaki
- Finding My Destiny (A.ka.i.i.to) by Nakamura Sayumi
- Full of Sunshine (Taiyou ga Ippai) by Aoki Kotomi
- Gift Under The Rainbow 1 of 2 by MOONSTONE & Yukiwo
- Girlish Season by Kawase Natsuna
- I Wish I Could Fly (Corset ni Tsubasa) 1 of 3 by Moto Naoko
- I Wish I Could Fly 2 of 3 by Moto Naoko
- I Wish I Could Fly 3 of 3 by Moto Naoko
- If Only a Dream (Karei naru Ai no Rekishi Emaki) by Nagaoka Yoshiko
- Love Under The Blue Sky by Sakurai You/Yoshi Blues
- My Boy x My Love by Mizuto Aqua
- My Summer Love (Taiyou ga Yonde Iru!) by Shibano Yuka
- Phantasm by Amagakure Gido
- Princess Love Secret (Ojousama no Himitsu) by Shiraishi Yuki
- Rokka-chan's Love (Rokka-chan no Koi) by Fujita Nimi
- Salon For a Broken Heart (Shitsuren Biyoushitsu) by Ayumi Rin
- Say Yes (Suki nara Sukitte ieyo) by Ohya Kazumi
- Teenage Days ~ Okamoto Rei Secret Story ~ by Usami Tae
- Telepathy Pierce by Matsumoto Natsumi
¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² All manga and local comics are priced at IDR 16,500, all manhwa at IDR 19,900.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New titles continued...
I like Yue and the piano.
Family trauma makes piano prodigy Kise Miyabi lose both her voice and her piano-playing skills. But everything changes after she meets a boy, Nomura Yue, who constantly cheers her on.
Yue's cheerleading apparently stems from his loving
Miyabi's piano-playing since he was small, or so sez Midnight Scans in its Koyoi Oto Furu Sora no Shita description (excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga). But can Yue really bring Miyabi back to the world of sound...and life?
Kiss & Harmony, as noted (waaay) above, is one of two Cherry alumni debuts.
m&c! has also published these other Takamiya Satoru-sensei manga: Falling Heart, Kuroneko, The Secret Kiss in a Fairy Tale, The Secret Prince in My Ring, Fullmoon Joker, Heaven's Will and more recently Voice of The Sky. I'm pretty sure m&c! hasn't (yet) published Heaven's Will's one-volume side story, S x M. Or has it?
First-year nursing student Nachi is spectacular only for her klutziness. Still, she tries her level best to reach heights of reliability. Too bad her efforts don't impress young genius doctor Takuma much. Not that Nachi really aims to amaze Doc Takuma, but circumstances alter cases and Nachi ends up falling for the the prankster physician.
The above summary refers to the underwhelming antho christener
Love Love Nurse, which I gave a 5.25 of 10 grade and made me give up on the other
Glass Butterfly and
Little Chick In Love one-shots.
Misaki Aya-sensei is the manga-ka of Sapphire Gakuen Astro Café.
God, will I someday meet my “destiny”...?
Kirino Toko lives to make people she loves happy, but can she gladden the heart of Sugawara Shuuya, her supposed “soul mate”?
The Ring of God is the second Cherry alumni debutante.
- Jun X Ai Sensation 4 by Oobayashi Miyuki: Ai is going out with Gashou...!? The gossip races through school, egged by Ai's closeness to Gashou. The rumor dies a swift death, although the same can't be said for Gashou's apparently nefarious intent — feeling up Ai's chest??
- Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 10 by Watanabe Wataru: Led by captain Kinjo, Sohoku bicycle racing club gives the Inter-High sprint its all. Against Sprint Machine Hakogaku Izumida, Naruko and Tadokoro stake their pride for the prize of
Still want moar TBRs? Here are the other 20 April 2011 manga and manga:
- Elex Media (2011.04.20): Topeng Kaca 10 Deluxe · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason 12 · My First Mr. Akuno 4 · Artist Acro 7 · Hallelujah Overdrive 2 · Detektif Conan Seri Animasi TV 25 · Dodge Fighters 4 · Kariage kun 41 · Eyeshield 21 Volumes 21-30 and Volumes 31-37 box sets · One Piece Volumes 41-50 box set · Shonen Star 7/2011
- Level Comics (2011.04.20): Love Affair 8 · Half an Apple 9 · Blade of Immortal 15 · Miso-Com 7 · Boule & Bill - Terserah Bill, deh!
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who reminds you to continue praying for and supporting Japan
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