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Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.27 · Elex: 10.29 · Level: 10.29 · m&c!: 10.29
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB, Mon–Wed[Season finale] 29 October 2014, Wed
Bleach Season 7, 630pm WIB, Weekdays
Parasyte –the maxim– simulcast 10pm WIB, Thursdays
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB, Weekdays
Anime (on WakuWaku Japan): tsuritama, 930pm WIB, Mon–Thu

4.18.2011

My Sweet Kaicho 11 is #1 DO WANT! across the (Gramedia) board [UPDATED]

Of all manga (and manhwa) streeting Wednesday, including Elex and Level releases, My Sweet Kaicho 11 leads the GET! votes (“polling” booth: LXO forum).

My Sweet Kaicho 11 (m&c!)

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).

Beauty Pop 9 of 10 by Arai Kiyoko

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.

Female Wolf's Boy 15 of 17 by Han YuRang

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?

Female Wolf's Boy isn't the only Han YuRang soonjung manhwa slated for the 20th. Perfect Love Project also debuts.

New m&c! titles

Perfect Love Project 1 (m&c!)

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.]

You already know that Han YuRang is responsible for Female Wolf's Boy, but m&c! also publishes her Sandwich Girl, Idol's Love Story and Secret.

KOLONI local comics (2011.04.20)

KOLONI: Garudaboi 3 (m&c!)

Garudaboi
© Galang Tirtakusuma/
m&c!

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.

m&c! manga (2011.04.20)

  1. Beauty Pop 9 of 10 by Arai Kiyoko
  2. Beauty Pop 8 (m&c!)

    Beauty Popビューティーポップ」 by Arai Kiyoko
    AKA Beauty Pop Stage 2¹
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2007.10

    Notes
    ¹ Beauty Pop went on short hiatus before returning in October 2006 as Beauty Pop Stage 2. The “sequel” covers volumes 7 to 10. The tankoubon releases, however, are still titled Beauty Pop.

    Other languages
    Serialized in the Indonesian Cherry (concluded)
    English Beauty Pop (VIZ Media: 10 volumes), French (Soleil: tome 10 per 2010.04) and traditional Chinese 俏麗魔髮師 (Tong Li Taiwan)

    Adaptations
    A drama CD was released in November 2004, starring seiyuu Minagawa Junko (Koshiba Kiri), Seki Tomokazu (Narumi Shogo), Makoto Aoki (Ochiai Kazuhiko), Shimono Hiro (Minami Kei), Kurata Masayo (Aoyama Kanako), Shimozaki Hiroshi (Komatsu Taro) and Hoshino Mitsuaki (Koshiba Seiji).

  3. Jun X Ai Sensation (Jun'ai Sensation) 4 of 5 by Oobayashi Miyuki
  4. [Premiere] Kiss & Harmony (Koyoi Oto Furu Sora no Shita) by Takamiya Satoru
  5. Kiss & Harmony (m&c!)

    Koyoi Oto Furu Sora no Shita
    今宵音降る空の下」 by Takamiya Satoru
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.10

    Serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Cherry (concluded)

  6. [Premiere] Love Love Nurse by Misaki Aya
  7. Love Love Nurse (m&c!)

    Love Love Nurseらぶらぶ・ナース」 by Misaki Aya
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    This anthology first published in Japan 2009.02
    (Contains four stories)

  8. My Sweet Kaicho (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) 11 of 12+ by Fujiwara Hiro
  9. My Sweet Kaicho 11 (m&c!)

    Kaichou wa Maid-sama!会長はメイド様!
    by Fujiwara Hiro
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2010.08

    Awards
    Fujiwara Hiro-sensei won the 'Outstanding Debut' award at the 31st Hakusensha Athena Newcomers Awards in Japan for this manga.

    Other languages
    English Maid Sama! (TOKYOPOP: eight volumes per 2011.03, cancelled), French (Pika Édition: Maid Sama! tome 7 ships 2011.05.04), German (Carlsen Comics: Maid-sama Band 7 street date: 2011.08.26; serialized in Daisuki), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 会长是女仆 #11 released 2011.02), traditional Chinese (Ever Glory Taiwan: 學生會長是女僕! 10 per 2010.12)

    Adaptations
    J.C. Staff's 26-episode anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Fujimura Ayumi (Ayuzawa Misaki) and Okamoto Nobuhiko (Usui Takumi) aired from April through September 2010 on TBS and Animax Asia. An earlier released Kaichou wa Maid-sama! drama CD featured Kobayashi Sanae and Sugita Tomokazu as Misaki and Usui.

    Related
    An official fan book, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Koushiki Fan Book Goshujin-sama mo dai manzoku was released June 2010 by Hana to Yume Comics Special.

  10. [Premiere] The Ring of God (Kamisama no Ring) by Obara Shou
  11. The Ring of God (m&c!)

    Kamisama no Ring
    神様のリング」 by Obara Shou
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.10

    Serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Cherry (concluded)

  12. Yowamushi Pedal, Go! (Yowamushi Pedal) 10 of 17+ by Watanabe Wataru
  13. Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 10 (m&c!)

    Yowamushi Pedal弱虫ペダル
    by Watanabe Wataru
    Akita Shoten Weekly Shonen Champion, shounen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2010.03

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press Taiwan)

m&c! manhwa (2011.04.20)

  1. Female Wolf's Boy 15 of 17 by Han YuRang
  2. Female Wolf's Boy 15 (m&c!)

    [Female Wolf's BOY]
    암컷늑대의 보이 (암컷늑대의 Boy)
    by Han YuRang
    Samyang (Kkonnim), soonjung
    Volume 15 first published in Korea 2007.11

    Related
    Based on the Korean Internet novel 암컷늑대의 BOY by i쿠키i조아 (iCookieiLike).

  3. [Series Premiere] Perfect Love Project (Nae Soong 9 Dan Project) 1 of 8 by Han YuRang
  4. Perfect Love Project 1 (m&c!)

    Nae Soong 9 Dan Project내숭 9단 프로젝트
    by Han YuRang
    AKA Nae-soong 9th Grade Project
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 1 first published in Korea 2009.09

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KOLONI local comics (2011.04.20)

  • Garudaboi 3 by Galang Tirtakusuma (m&c!)

[RE-STO] Restocked

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 Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

New titles continued...

Kiss & Harmony by Takamiya Satoru

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?

Love Love Nurse by Misaki Aya

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 Panic Cooking, Glass Butterfly and Little Chick In Love one-shots.

Misaki Aya-sensei is the manga-ka of Sapphire Gakuen Astro Café.

The Ring of God by Obara Shou

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.

Other Obara Shou manga published by m&c!: Strawberry Holiday, Minimum Mania and the recently restocked Twinkle Cherry.

The rest

  • 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 The Fastest.

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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