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4.04.2011

Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 11, Garudayana 3, My Own Princess 1 by Hwang MiRee (m&c! 6 April 2011 manga, manhwa and local comics) [UPDATED]

Also, Magical x Miracle 4. But before we hie off to Viegarde like a certain wizard, let's visit the late Heian period and see what's happening with the Minamoto-Taira clan disputes

Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 11 (m&c!)

Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei no Kassen © Sawada Hirofumi/Kodansha
[Serialized in Monthly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia as Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War by Gramedia/m&c!

The Genpei War escalates with Minamoto no Yoshinaka's troops charging into the turmoil. Yorimoto elects to vanquish Yoshinaka despite their belonging to the same clan. To stop the Genji Clan infighting, Hyota (Yoshitsune) confronts Yoshinaka.

Garudayana 3 (m&c!)

Garudayana
© Is Yuniarto
Gramedia/m&c!

m&c! also releases volume 3 of the manga-meets-wayang GarudayanaDalang Is Yuniarto's take on the Mahabharata epic. (I refer to the komikus, also the creator of Wind Rider and the Knights of Apocalypse trilogy by the traditional title given puppet masters with utmost May I worship? I will worship respect.)

Excerpting the Indonesian blurb here because, well, it's an Indonesian story, innit?

Pertarungan Gatotkaca melawan sang kakak, Antareja, mencapai puncaknya. Gatotkaca terpaksa mengerahkan tinju Brajamusti untuk menghadapi bentuk Nagarupa Antareja...

New m&c! manga and manhwa

Three series premiere: the psychological drama/tragedy My Life by Momochi Reiko; the Princess × Find x Fiancé My Own Princess by Hwang MiRee; and the Psychic Powers, Secret Organizations, Secret Identity Out Code by Suzuragi Karin & Himenogi Haruhiko. (Not in the mood for what m&c! calls a tear dropper, so you know which one I'll be spotlighting here.)

My Own Princess 1 (m&c!)

Personalized Princess
© Hwang MiRee
Samyang (Kkonnim)
Published in Indonesia as
My Own Princess
by Gramedia/m&c!

My Own Princess 1 of 10 by Hwang MiRee

Beautiful, smart, strong but unapproachable On Nuri finds her life upended by sexeh! Lee Sunwoo, couriering a message from a father she's never even known, let alone acknowledged. Bishie confesses to being Nuri's fiancé, an admission Nuri views with suspicion as Sunwoo is (to put it mildly) unlike anyone on the planet.

The Sunwoo × Nuri 'ship soon founders in The Love Triangle as the “alien” Sunwoo isn't Nuri's only husband prospect. And apparently, Princess isn't a metaphor: Nuri's absentee dad rules a secret kingdom, or so sez Loyal Kiss in its Personalized Princess description (excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga).

You're prolly already acquainted with the Hwang MiRee brand name from previous m&c! (and Elex) manhwa attacks. The prodigious thanks to lotsa assistants manhwa-ga is responsible for Ugly Duckling Become Swan, Idol Shopping, Legend of Nereid, New Sexy Simpleton, Want You, just to name a handful. m&c! has also licensed fan favorite Crazy Girl Shin Bia, as well as Say Say Say and Crab Kiss.

Newbie previews continue below, but just to note that the [RE-STO] or restocked titles are more than two-fold the STO or Standing Order ones. All 20 of them are shoujo manga.

m&c! manga, manhwa and local comics (2011.04.06)

  1. Aoizaka Baseball Club (Saikyou! Toritsu Aoizaka Koukou Yakyuubu) 18 of 26 by Tanaka Motoyuki
  2. Aoizaka Baseball Club 18 (m&c!)

    Saikyou! Toritsu Aoizaka Koukou Yakyuubu
    最強!都立あおい坂高校野球部
    AKA Aoizaka High School Baseball Club
    by Tanaka Motoyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 18 (chapters 161-170) first published in Japan 2008.12

    Awards
    Winner, Best Shounen Manga, 2008 Kodansha Manga Awards

  3. Garudayana 3 by Is Yuniarto
  4. Golden Age 14 of 15 by Samukawa Kazuyuki
  5. Magical x Miracle 4 of 6 by Mizutani Yuzu
  6. Magical x Miracle 4 (m&c!)

    Magical x Miracle
    Magical×Miracle
    by Mizutani Yuzu
    Ichijinsha Comic Zero-Sum, josei
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2005.02

    Other languages
    English Magical x Miracle (TOKYOPOP: six volumes)

  7. [Series Premiere] My Life (Inochi) 1 of 5 by Momochi Reiko
  8. My Life 1 (m&c!)

    Inochiいのち」 by Momochi Reiko
    Kodansha Dessert, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.12

  9. [Series Premiere] My Own Princess (Personalized Princess) 1 of 10 by Hwang MiRee
  10. My Own Princess 1 (m&c!)

    Personalized Princess나만의 공주님
    by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang (Kkonnim) soonjung
    Volume 1 first published in Korea 2009.08

  11. [Series Premiere] Out Code 1 of 3 by Suzuragi Karin & Himenogi Haruhiko
  12. Out Code 1 (m&c!)

    Out Code - Choujou Hanzai Tokumu Sousakan
    アウトコード 超常犯罪特務捜査官
    by Suzuragi Karin & Himenogi Haruhiko
    Kodansha Shonen Rival, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.11

  13. Secret 6 of 10 by Han YuRang
  14. Secret 6 (m&c!)

    Secret비밀 SECRET
    by Han YuRang
    Samyang (Kkonnim) soonjung
    Volume 6 first published in Korea 2006.08

  15. Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War (Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei no Kassen) 11 of 15+ by Sawada Hirofumi

[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]

[RE-STO] Restock (2011.04.06)

¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² All manga are priced at IDR 16,500, all manhwa (My Own Princess 1 and Secret 6) at IDR 19,900.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

New Titles

My Life 1 of 5 by Momochi Reiko

I killed my sister.
Therefore, I will live as my sister.

Headstrong Nobara and sweet Kotori are identical twins. Since their father's death in an accident, they have lived apart: Kotori with their mother and Nobara with their grandmother.

Longing for mom underpins Nobara and Kotori's agreement to secretly swap places every week. The twin switch ends when Kotori is murdered whilst playing Nobara. Guilt-stricken, Nobara chooses to shed her own identity and live as Kotori.

Baka-Updates Manga sez that Japanese manga fans adore Momochi Reiko-sensei for her unflinchingly realistic portrayal of the myriad serious issues facing teens today, which, regardless of my enduring love for Bond, negates any intention of a My Life GET! (I mentioned I wasn't in the mood for angst.) But perhaps this series is a bit lighter than the Level-published Momochi Reiko manga. (In addition to Bond, Level has also published The Door, Rumour and Secret.)

Out Code 1 by Suzuragi Karin & Himenogi Haruhiko

Strange cases of human combustion in the water bring PSI, a covert organization, out in force. PSI investigator Shirogane Hinako zeroes in on a young boy, Kirisaki Kirio, as the perp behind the supernatural crime.

Baka-Updates Manga IDs why officer Shirogane isolates Kirio from the suspects' line-up: he has the ability of electrocution.

Out Code was first serialized in Shonen Rival, also the home of Kishimoto Seishi's Blazer Drive.

Author Himenogi Haruhiko only has Out Code in his/her backlist, but artist Suzuragi Karin is credited with manga adapts of video games, most notably of the Higurashi When They Cry dōjin soft sound novel murder mystery series: Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni: Onikakushi-hen (When They Cry - Spirited Away by the Demon Chapter), Tsumihoroboshi-hen (When They Cry 2 - Atonement Chapter) and Matsuribayashi-hen (When They Cry 2 - Festival Accompanying Chapter).

Featured

Magical x Miracle 4 of 6 by Mizutani Yuzu

A wizard from Vilata kingdom presents a mantle entrusted by someone. Sylth's retainers recognize the mantle as belonging to their lord. What has happened to the master wizard? And why do bizarre events follow in the mysterious mage's wake?

The rest of the ongoing series

  • Aoizaka Baseball Club 18 by Tanaka Motoyuki: The Koushien tournament opening game. Aoizaka ace Kitarou manages to score a Perfect Game, but runs into difficulties when he and his teammates take on the Kagawa representative, Narusawa High, in the third game.
  • Golden Age 14 by Samukawa Kazuyuki: The Saegusa Cup eliminations begin. The Kamome team goes up against the Yokohama Dolphins. At first Kamome leads with one goal, but with Izumo and Tanba entering the game, the Dolphins overtake for a 3 to 1 lead. Can Kamome, even with golden combi Yui and Oumi, still grab the win?
  • Secret 6 by Han YuRang: Hae Ri tries to hurt Bo Eun after learning that Bo Eun is the daughter of SS group managing director. Later, Bo Eun's aunt shows up and whisks the girl off to the United States.

Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who reminds you to continue praying for Japan

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