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Skip Beat! © Nakamura Yoshiki/Hakusensha [Serialized in Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
His objective in Japan achieved, Hizuri Kuu decides to return earlier to the United States. Kyoko, having gotten her first taste of a mentor-slash-father, feels saddened at the thought of no more Kuu.
To the “rescue” comes Ren who encourages Kyoko to call Kuu
Daddy! (again) — within earshot of everyone AND while wearing her hot-pink Love Me uniform.
If you've been sniffling because of No more Kuu/Kyoko/Ren/Shou because no more HanaLaLa, rejoice in Elex's release of Skip Beat! 19, which picks up the father and daughter bonding with Act 109,
And Then Someone Stirs. (The other compiled chapters that wrap the Kuu arc are Acts 110-114:
Clearing Up the Matter,
Parent and Child Memorial Day,
The Depth of the 5th Year and
Kuon's Oath [*NOT Elex's titles]). And much as I miss monthly Skip Beat! doses via HanaLaLa, the mangazine folding does promise faster tankou release. (Look at it this way: if we were still on a one Act per issue sked, we'd finish volume 19 in June, and will prolly have to wait an equivalent number of months, if not more, for the actual tank.)
Before I move to the next manga preview, two words: Blond. Ren. (Kyaaa~)
Nanami acts on her feelings for Tomoe, asking her aloof familiar out on a date. Around the deafening doki-doki and oblivious aquarium fish, Nanami resolves to tell Tomoe she likes him. But as fate would have it, Tomoe's reaction leaves much to be desired.
Elex promises that aside from flowers of love wilting, we also get dark secrets—Tomoe's, of course—exposed. Find out what our smexy Tomoe-sama hides somewhere in between chapters 19 and 24 of Ciuman Dewa 4.
May contain [SPOILERS!]
He's one hell of a defense attorney is Kucabara, the demon prince evicted from his kingdom for crimes of unacceptable kindness. Now he delivers human “sinners” from eternal damnation. Little does Kucabara expect to have to gate-crash his former home, to save it from his own brother, the architect of escalating entropy and the one who plotted Kucabara's exile in the first place.
Can Kucabara take on Legato who assumed Kucabara's not inconsiderable powers upon the the former's banishment? Before that, Kucabara must circumvent the barrier between worlds, and for that, he will need female exorcist Idamaria's help. But Idamaria's mission is to slay Kucabara... [Additions from Wikipedia]
Defense Devil 3 collects Judgments 4 through 6:
Judgment 4: Mysterious Woman (Parts 4-5),
Judgment 5: Kucabara's Wisdom (Parts 1-6) and
Judgment 6: The Key to the Demon World (Parts 1-2). (In conventional numbers, that translates to chapters 18-27).
☆ If you want to know how the Youkai Doctor diagnoses and treats his patients, scroll down. But if you're looking for Vinland Saga 2's preview, it's up here; the back cover blurb simply reiterates the manga's
THORZ's death leaves lasting scars on his son (and prompts Thorfinn to pursue vengeance at any cost) raison d'être.
- Ciuman Dewa (Kamisama Hajimemashita) 4 of 9+ by Suzuki Julietta
- Culdcept 3 of 6+ by Kaneko Shinya and OMIYA Soft
- Defense Devil 3 of 8+ by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl
- Demon King (Majeh) 33 of 37+ by Ra InSoo & Kim JaeHwan
- Doraemon 5 of 45 by Fujiko F. Fujio (right-to-left version)
- Ghost's Doctor (Youkai no Oisha-san) 3 of 15 by Sato Yuki
- I Hate You More Than Anyone (Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai) 6 of 13 by Hidaka Banri
- Inazuma Eleven 2 of 8+ by Yabuno Tenya
- Masked Rider Spirits (Kamen Rider Spirits) 14 of 16 by Ishinomori Shotaro & Muraeda Kenichi
- Mystery Bride 2 of 5 by Huh KookHwa & Kim SuJin
- Skip Beat! 19 of 27+ by Nakamura Yoshiki
- Vinland Saga 2 of 10+ by Yukimura Makoto
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¹ Sources: Elex STO 13 April 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All GN retail for IDR 16,500 except Culdcept 3 (IDR 18,500).
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Elf, a nation of wind fairies. Long ago, these masters of old magicks and archery accepted a mortal fate and fought in the
War of the Gods, their valiant participation key to achieving air combat superiority.
The Elf legend is but a story now, with the heroes' descendants withdrawing into the solitude of the forest deeps. It is said that they shut themselves away for a millennium to await the coming of...
(1) I work as a
(2) The first stage of treatment is a laying on hands.
(3) That is, touching that ailing part of the patient's body
(4) And allowing heat to course through the patient, which in turn, warms my heart.
Del Rey sums up the procedure in its English Yokai Doctor, Vol. 3 subtitle:
First Do No Harm. It adds that the fundamental precept of medical ethics, also rendered as
someone in the spirit world places a curse on Kuro's head and wants him dead.
The rest of the ongoing series
- Demon King 33 by Ra InSoo & Kim JaeHwan: Demon King duels with Murin, but the King of Darkness immobilizes Demon King with a spell.
- I Hate You More Than Anyone 6 by Hidaka Banri: Arata's love declaration so shocks Kazuha that she tries to be honest about her feelings for Maki. But just as she firms up her resolve, a new (bishie) teacher puts the moves on her. What's worse, Maki's reaction to Kazuha's gift totally floors her.
- Inazuma Eleven 2 by Yabuno Tenya: After vanquishing the Royal Academy, Mark and his teammates must face the Occult Junior High and its magic moves and spells.
- Masked Rider Spirits 14 by Ishinomori Shotaro & Muraeda Kenichi: I am X — Rider X from the depths of the earth and sea. Leaping thirty thousand meters, I reach for the heavens, a white bullet cruiser with fiery propellers of rage. GOD, prepare for your defeat at the hands of X, Rider X!
- Mystery Bride 2 by Huh KookHwa & Kim SuJin: Danger continues to stalk SiJun, his life threatened even by Dodo, the girl he likes. SiJun is rescued by MuYeon, but MuYeon's mysterious presence triggers Dodo's suspicions.
Just a note on Doraemon 5: You know, don't you, that this is the same Doraemon, except reissued in the original right-to-left format? Good. But it's still worth collecting because the contents have been reedited and the art retouched and generally prettified. Or so promises Elex.
UP NEXT: Moar 13 April 2011 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: X Blade 2 · Bloody Monday 3 · Red River 6 · GTO 2 · Chocolat 6 · Cherry 3 · Jio 14 · Giant Killing 2 · Devil Devil 1 by Miyoshi Yuuki · 3x3 Eyes 38 · RRR 1 by Watanabe Jun · Lucky Luke - Alibi · Michel Vaillant - Pengkhianatan Steve Warson
m&c!: Sugar Family 6 of 6 · Gunslinger Girl 12 · Ugly Duckling Become Swan 10 · Crab Kiss 1 and Say Say Say 1 by Hwang MiRee · Sandwich Girl 7 · Idol Love Story 1 by Han YuRang · My Sweet Home 6 of 6
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who reminds you to still pray for and support Japan as officials now say the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is comparable with Chernobyl's and aftershocks continue to rattle the northern part of the country. (CNN highlights that since 11 March,
more than 400 aftershocks of magnitude 6.0 or greater have rocked Japan, the 12 April magnitude-6.4 quake killing
at least six people when it triggered a landslide in Iwaki, north of Tokyo.)
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