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4.18.2011

Trinity Blood 13, 07-GHOST 7, Karneval 3 (Chuang Yi 19 April 2011 English manga) [UPDATED]

Also, 3+2 moar manga, including (finally) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya volume 8 and latest simplified Chinese editions of guess without hovering over »these links. (Felt the pressure, so extended remix of the earlier list. Thank Cyan-san for the NikBabble™ commencing naaw~)

Chuang Yi 2011.04.19 English manga: 07-GHOST #7, Karneval #3, Trinity Blood #13

07-GHOST © Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino/Ichijinsha [Comic Zero-Sum]
Karneval © Mikanagi Touya/Ichijinsha [Comic Zero-Sum]
Trinity Blood © Kyujyo Kiyo & Yoshida Sunao/Kadokawa Shoten [Asuka]
Published in Singapore by Chuang Yi

Teito journeys without and within — both treks leading to the same place where memories dwell in 07-GHOST 7; Gareki faces his worst fears in Karneval 3; and Esther comes between a terrorist and her revenge target in Trinity Blood 13.

To find out what's up (or down) with Haruhi and Kyon and the SOS Brigade, Ikari Shinji and his dad, and Special A's Kei × Hikari, scroll down to Chuang Yi's full-length previews (excerpted after the lists).

Chuang Yi English manga (2011.04.19)

  1. 07-GHOST 7 of 11+ by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino
  2. 07-Ghost07‐GHOST」 by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino
    Ichijinsha Comic Zero-Sum, josei
    Volume 7 (chapters 36-41) first published in Japan 2008.11

    Awards
    Double-first prize, 3rd Zero-Sum Comics Grand-Prix

    Related series
    07-GHOST CHILDREN (side story; one volume)

    Other languages
    Alternative English 07-GHOST (Go! Comi: 7 volumes, dropped), French (Kazé Editions: Tome 3 per 2011.02 • Tome 4 ships 2011.06.09)

    Adaptations
    Anime: Studio DEEN's 25-episode adaptation, starring seiyuu Mitsuki Saiga (Teito Klein), Namikawa Daisuke (Mikage) and Hayami Sho (Ayanami), aired in Japan from April through September 2009. Since the TV series' end, limited edition genteiiban have been bundled with the DVDs.

    Audio drama: The 07-Ghost: Kamisama ni Todoku Koibumi drama CD was released in Japan in 2007. The second 07-Ghost: Seventh District shipped February 2009 and a third special drama CD streeted the same year.

  3. Karneval 3 of 7+ by Mikanagi Touya
  4. Karnevalカーニヴァル」 by Mikanagi Touya
    AKA K∀RNEVAL
    Ichijinsha Comic Zero-Sum, josei
    Volume 3 (Scores 13-18) first published in Japan 2009.04

    Adaptations
    Adapted into a series of drama CDs: the first Karneval - Flightless Wings / Mermaid's Bottle, spanning Scores 12 through 15 was first offered only to Zero-Sum readers in late 2009, but eventually made commercially available. Frontier Works released the second Karneval Circus CD, covering Scores 3-8 in March 2010 (the same street date as volume 5). The drama starred seiyuu Shimono Hiro (Nai), Kamiya Hiroshi (Gareki), Miyano Mamoru (Yogi), Ono Daisuke (Hirato) and Endou Aya (Tsukumo). A third drama CD Karneval Rinoru (Scores 16-20) featuring the same voice cast, in addition to Hirakawa Daisuke (Akari) and Suwabe Junichi (Uro), went on sale in Japan last September. A fourth drama CD Vinto is expected to street 2011.04.27. [Info from karnevalesque, the Karneval manga community]

  5. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu) 8 of 13+ by Tsugano Gaku
  6. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱
    by Tsugano Gaku, Tanigawa Nagaru and Itou Noizi
    Kadokawa Shoten Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2009.03

    Other languages
    Alternative English The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Manga) (Yen Press: eight volumes per 2011.03.29 • volume 9 street date: 2011.08.16)

    Related
    Adapted from the Suzumiya Haruhi light novel series written by Tanigawa Nagaru and illustrated by Itou Noizi, the foundation of the Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu anime TV series (April to July 2006 and April to October 2009 [TV 2009 renewal]) and the February 2010 Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu movie, all produced by Kyoto Animation and starring seiyuu Hirano Aya (Suzumiya Haruhi), Sugita Tomokazu (Kyon), Goto Yuko (Asahina Mikuru), Chihara Minori (Nagato Yuki) and Ono Daisuke (Koizumi Itsuki).

    Spin-off manga: The parody 4-koma series, Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu, serialized in Shonen Ace (five volumes compiled as at 2010.11) and Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu, serialized in Young Ace (two tankoubon compiled per 2010.11), both by PUYO and another parody series Nyorōn Churuya-san by Eretto (three volumes by 2007.10)

    Audio dramas: At least four drama CDs have been released: SOS Dan Radio Shibu Bangai Hen CD (Volume 1: 2006.07, Volume 2: 2006.09; Volume 3: 2006.12) and Sound Around (2007.01)

  7. Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shinseiki Evangelion) 12 of 12+ by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki
  8. Shinseiki Evangelion新世紀エヴァンゲリオン
    by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki/kharaGAINAX
    Kadokawa Shoten Shonen Ace (in Young Ace starting 2009), shounen
    Volume 12 (Stages 77-83) first published in Japan 2010.04

    Other languages
    Alternative English Neon Genesis Evangelion (VIZ Media: 12 volumes per 2011.02.15), French (Glénat Tome 11: La mémoire des mains shipped 2008.10.22), Spanish (Editorial Ivréa Argentina and Grupo Editorial Vid Mexico), Italian (Planet Manga), German (Carlsen Comics: latest Band 12), Dutch (Glénat Benelux), Danish (Carlsen), Swedish (Bonnier Carlsen, Polish (JPF), Portuguese (JBC, starting from volume 11), Indonesian (m&c!: volume 11 released 2011.03) and traditional Chinese (Kadokawa Media Taiwan)

    Related
    Developed alongside the anime to promote the 1995 and 1996 Animage Anime Grand Prix prize winning TV series that aired from October 1995 to March 1996, starring seiyuu Ogata Megumi as Ikari Shinji, Mitsuishi Kotono as Katsuragi Misato, Hayashibara Megumi as Ayanami Rei, Miyamura Yuko as Asuka Langley Sohryu and Ishida Akira as Nagisa Kaworu.

    Manga spin-offs:
    Petit Eva by Hamamoto Ryusuke (4-koma, three volumes)
    Shinseiki Evangelion: Gakuen Datenroku AKA Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse by Ming Ming (four volumes, first serialized in Asuka)
    Shinseiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku AKA Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project by Osamu Takahashi (11 volumes, ongoing serialization in Shonen Ace)
    Shinseiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Tantei Nikki AKA Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari's Detective Journal by Yoshimura Takumi (two volumes; first serialized in Asuka)
    Shinseiki Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend 2nd AKA Neon Genesis Evangelion: Iron Maiden the 2nd (in Indonesia) and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days (US; six volumes; first serialized in Asuka)

  9. S.A 16 of 17 by Minami Maki
  10. S.A Special AS・A スペシャル・エー」 by Minami Maki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 16 (chapters 88-95) first published in Japan 2009.03

    Other languages
    Alternative English S.A (VIZ Media: 17 volumes per 2010.11), French (Tonkam: Tome 13 per 2011.03 • Tome 14 street date: 2011.05.18), Germany (Carlsen Comics: Band 15 ships 2011.04.22), traditional Chinese (Ever Glory Taiwan) and Indonesian (m&c!, volume 17 per 2010.02).

    Adaptations
    A 24-episode anime adaptation by AIC x Gonzo aired on Chiba TV from April to September 2008, starring seiyuu Goto Yuko (Hanazono Hikari) and Fukuyama Jun (Takishima Kei). A Valentine's special drama CD was released earlier than the anime (February 2007) and had a different cast (Asano Masumi as Hikari and Suzumura Kenichi as Kei.) Two succeeding drama CDs (June and August 2008 release) cast the anime actors .

  11. Trinity Blood 13 of 13+ by Kyujyo Kiyo & Yoshida Sunao
  12. Trinity Bloodトリニティ・ブラッド」 by Kyujyo Kiyo & Yoshida Sunao
    Kadokawa Shoten Asuka, shoujo
    Volume 13 (Acts 47-50) first published in Japan 2010.11

    Other languages
    Alternative English Trinity Blood (TOKYOPOP: 12 volumes as at 2010.03 • volume 13 advertised for 2011.08.30 release), Indonesian (Elex Media: volume 10 per 2008.09), French (Kana: Tome 12 per 2010.12), German (Planet Manga)

    Related
    Based on the Trinity Blood light novels (Rage Against the Moons and Reborn on Mars series) written by Yoshida Sunao and illustrated by Thores Shibamoto

    Adaptations
    A 24-episode anime adaptation by Gonzo (starring seiyuu Touchi Hiroki as Abel Nightroad and Noto Mamiko as Esther Blanchett) aired from April to October 2005 on WOWOW.

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

Simplified Chinese manga (2011.04.19)

  1. DEFENSE DEVIL #7 of 8+ by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl
  2. D.GRAY MAN #20 of 21+ by Hoshino Katsura

¹ Source: Chuang Yi per 18 April 2011
² Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Chuang Yi previews

07-GHOST 7 of 11+ by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino

ISBN: 978-981-4297-93-6
SRP: SGD 8.90

Teito's journey to the Land of Seele takes him to the next destination – The Fifth District – where more of Teito's long buried memories begin to resurface, and a difficult decision awaits him when a mother Fyulong comes to claim Mikage back. Back in the church, Teito's comrade Hakuren also faces a tough decision when he is summoned back to the Empire to serve as tutor to the princess. Will Hakuren's life be dedicated by his father's wishes again, or will his own calling show him the right path to take?

07-GHOST 7 compiles chapters 36-41: Tatto, Recollection, Evidence, Division, Lingering Snow and Omen [*NOT Chuang Yi's chapter titles]

Karneval 3 of 7+ by Mikanagi Touya

ISBN: 978-981-4323-20-8
SRP: SGD 8.90

All of Gareki's fears and suspicions appear to be morphing into a very real nightmare. His entire family has fallen victim to a cowardly but devious monster who has had his sinister grasp on them from their childhood. Now, he has finally shown himself and all hell is breaking loose. Can Yogi bring the situation under control? Back at the enigmatic Round Table of Z, the faceless government officials continue to debate about the fate of Nai, and the meeting concludes with an ominous sentence for the boy...

Karneval 3 collates Scores 13 through 18: Flightless Wings, Look At The Sky, Mermaid's Bottle, Rinoru, Lost Yukkin and Conflict [*NOT Chuang Yi's chapter titles]

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 8 of 13+ by Tsugano Gaku

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 8 (Chuang Yi)

ISBN: 978-981-4341-15-8
SRP: SGD 8.90

In a world without HARUHI, KOIZUMI and his class have vanished, MIKURU is a complete stranger, and NAGATO is just an ordinary girl. When the SOS BRIGADE doesn't exist, what will Kyon do without an ALIEN, TIME TRAVELLER and ESPER in his life? Will alternate worlds find common ground?

(Just to remind: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 is currently airing on Animax Asia.)

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 12 of 12+ by Sadamoto Yoshiyuki

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 12 (Chuang Yi)

ISBN: 978-981-276-813-1
SRP: SGD 8.50

With the demise of the last Angel, the threat against mankind has finally been averted... or has it? Backed by their own government, former allies turn against NERV, targeting the elimination of the Eva units and their pilots. Meanwhile, SEELE and Gendo Ikari both seek to accomplish their ulterior motives in the midst of the chaos, and the truth about the Human Instrumentality Project is finally revealed to Shinji. The survival of the world and all that is in it hangs precariously in the balance, as Humans now fight against their own...

Neon Genesis Evangelion 12: Father and Son collects Stages 77-83: Genocide, Father and Son, Promised Time, Chance Meeting, Enemy from the Sky, The Last Instruction and Concord (Heart and Heart, Echoing Together) [*NOT Chuang Yi's chapter titles]

S.A 16 of 17 by Minami Maki

S.A 16 (Chuang Yi)

ISBN: 978-981-4341-18-9
SRP: SGD 8.90

Hikari promises Kei to stay away from Iori, but it's hard to ignore Iori's pleads for help, especially when he says the 'magic words'! Hoping to make progress in his relationship with Hikari, Iori asks her to grant him a wish if he ever becomes first in school. Confident that she is the only one who will beat Takishima, Hikari takes on his challenge, only to find out that dire consequences await her. How will Takishima deal with the ploy by Iori to win Hikari? And who will Hikari eventually choose...?

The penultimate S.A 16 compiles chapters 88 through 95.

Trinity Blood 13 of 13+ by Kyujyo Kiyo & Yoshida Sunao

ISBN: 978-981-4323-01-7
SRP: SGD 8.90

Visiting Albion as the 'Lady-Saint' at the invitation of the ailing Queen Bridget, Esther is kidnapped by a terrorist with a bone to pick with her bodyguard, Colonel Mary Spencer, but escapes only to come across her first real clue pointing to her origins...Back at the Palace, Esther and Abel are acquainted with the political intrigue surrounding the succession of the Throne of Roses, and Abel happens upon Londinum's darkest secret. With the arrival of the Pope, conspiracies kick off into full swing, with potentially fatal consequences...

Trinity Blood 13 contains Acts 47-50: The Man Who Fell to Earth I, The King and I, Avalon and Sweeney Todd [*NOT Chuang Yi's chapter titles]

Simplified Chinese manga

D.GRAY-MAN #20 (Chuang Yi)

D.GRAY-MAN
© Hoshino Katsura
Shueisha [Jump SQ]

Sure, I could've included the DEFENSE DEVIL #7 cover here, but since CY's last D.GRAY-MAN (#19) came out February 2010, while the most recent DEFENSE DEVIL #6 streeted six weeks ago, you can understand why I chose to spotlight D.GRAY-MAN #20 here. (No, me fangirling Kanda had nothing to do with it.)

In D.GRAY-MAN #20: Call of Judas, behold how Kanda first befriends Alma and learn the truth behind the Second Exorcists, artificial apostles Central manufactured by transplanting the minds of deceased Exorcists into new bodies. (That blurb comes from Wiki, which also lists the chapters 189 through 193 titles: Call of Judas, The Fruitless Garden, Memory of Love, The Revealed Apostles and Friend.)

Meanwhile, in DEFENSE DEVIL #7, The crew pass by a gas station where two demon tribes are fighting over oil. Kucabara resolves the matter after threatening to light a match and setting them all on fire. You go, Kucabara! (And he does, too, in Judgments 30 to 39 AKA chapters 58-67: Operation Gasoline Hustle, Shugurl and Jupiter, The Sky Rock, Stone Hell, Gigades Baptism, Football, Children's Room, To Win Without Fighting, “Y”’s Past and Samus. (Needless to say, the summary and chapter titles also c/o Wiki.)

Next Chuang Yi release
3 May 2011 (Tuesday)

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