Bloody Monday © Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji/Kodansha
[First serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics
During interrogation, Orihara Maya offers to barter coordinates to Terrorist HQ for freedom. Fujimaru agrees, and with Hosho and Kano, heads for the location Maya specifies. En route, Fujimaru lucks on to a clue about the THIRD-i spy, but a thin line separates friend from foe. [Additions from Chuang Yi's Bloody Monday: Season 1, Vol. 4 synopsis]
People beat up “Liar!” Kohane on national TV, but the exorcist's suffering isn't enough to make her mother back off. Watanuki tries to intervene, but Kohane's mom, believing Watanuki responsible for Kohane's loss of powers, decides to... [Additions from PIKA Édition's xxxHOLIC, tome 13 summary]
What happened to Watanuki? How will Kohane-chan's torment end? See xxxHOLIC 13 for answers.
The pervy guy who stole a kiss from Choko was none other than the company president! Choko has several bones to pick with the goukon-crashing prez, the utmost of which is his monopolizing Masayuki. Worse, he isn't even through toying with Choko; he forces her to become his 24/7 private secretary, threatening to destroy Masayuki should she refuse.
So, of course, it's Chaa-chan to milady's rescue!
Domoto, I love you ♡.
(That's not Choko speaking; it's president Yanagi *sweatdrop*)
Volume 4 of the LMAO! office romance Oh Butterfly Oh Flower compiles chapters 16 through 20:
Before Winter Comes,
Dance of the Butterfly, Dance of the Flower....
Valentine Crisis and
Beside You... [*NOT Level's chapter titles; Serenus-Dreamers × Aerandria translations]
Natsumi stumbles onto a crime scene on her way home. The investigating officers are keeping a lid on the case, forcing the news reporter to observe from afar. But instead of staying hidden from all eyes, Natsumi bumps into the alleged murder suspect, Satoru.
[Natsumi and Satoru]
From Toubou Kyuukou © Shinohara Chie/Shogakukan
Published in Indonesia as Escape Express by Level Comics
Satoru claims he's innocent and he and Natsumi head to Switzerland in pursuit of the real perp, contributes Baka-Updates Manga in its Toubou Kyuukou description.
Gushes editor Nickyta-san:
A new manga from Shinohara Chie — with an unexpected ending! (If I were Natsumi, I wouldn't want the story to end :D) You know Shinohara Chie-sensei, right? She's only responsible for Red River, which Level also publishes. (Volume 7 is slated for a 25 May release.)
Escape Express also contains the
Missing city short in addition to the
Escape Express cover story. And speaking of covers, based on Level's cover art, this volume appears to be the 2008 Flower Comics Alpha reissue. (Toubou Kyuukou was first published in 1996 under the Flower Comic Special imprint and then again in 2002 as a bunko. Different covers.)
☆ Teh other debuting series is a BD—Peyo's Johan & Pirlouit, the sword-and-sorcery tale of medieval page Johan and his dwarf sidekick Pirlouit, prolly most famous for introducing the Smurfs. (The blue-skinned critters actually debuted there.) Level double launches Johan & Pirlouit's Seruling Enam Smurf and Malam Para Penyihir.
Speaking of Smurfs, Smurf - Smurf Kecil, part of the Histoires des Schtroumpfs (Les p'tits Schtroumpfs et le Schtroumpf robot) also streets, introducing four new characters, promises editor Niken.
- 3x3 Eyes 40 of 40 by Takada Yuzo [Finale]
- A Spirit of The Sun (Taiyou no Mokushiroku) 10 of 17 by Kawaguchi Kaiji
- Bloody Monday 4 of 11 by Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji
- Cesare: The Creator of Destruction (CESARE: Il Creatore che ha distrutto) 5 of 8+ by Souryo Fuyumi
- [Premiere] Escape Express (Toubou Kyuukou) by Shinohara Chie
- Fight!! Ippo (Hajime no Ippo) 82 of 95+ by Morikawa Joji
- Jepang Tenggelam! (Nihon Chinbotsu) 13 of 15 by Komatsu Sakyou, Ishiki Tokihiko
- Love Affair (Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta) 9 of 11+ by Miyasaka Kaho
- Miso-Com (30 Kon Miso-com) 8 of 12+ by Yonezawa Rika
- Oh Butterfly Oh Flower (Chou yo Hana yo) 4 of 8 by Yoshihara Yuki
- xxxHOLiC 13 of 19 by CLAMP
[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
- Cubitus - Warisan Pastaga (Cubitus, tome 35: L'héritage du Pastaga) by Dupa
- [Premiere] Johan & Pirlouit - Seruling Enam Smurf (Johan et Pirlouit, tome 9: La flûte à six Schtroumpfs) by Peyo
- [Premiere] Johan & Pirlouit - Malam Para Penyihir (Johan et Pirlouit, tome 5: Magie et exotisme) by Peyo
- Lucky Luke - Pony Express (Lucky Luke, tome 28: Le Pony Express) by Morris, X. Fauche & J. Léturgie
- Smurf - Smurf Kecil dan Smurf Robot (Les p'tits Schtroumpfs et le Schtroumpf robot, tome 13) by Peyo
¹ Sources: Elex STO 18 May 2011 (release schedule), Level Comics (artwork and synopses), Gramedia Shop (covers and synopses).
² Manga priced at IDR 18,500 each except 3x3 Eyes 40 and Cesare 5 (IDR 19,500). ROMICs retail for IDR 30,000/volume save Johan & Pirlouit - Seruling Enam Smurf (IDR 38,000)
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
War games between the north and south get underway, Spain and Fiorentina representing the north, France and Lombardia, the south. Henry plans to use the military exercise to exact revenge on Cesare. Meanwhile, Cesare, also harboring a grudge, plots against Henry.
Il Creatore che ha distrutto! Editor Nickyta-san shares:
See kewl Cesare do something he wouldn't be caught doing under normal circumstances hahahaha...
Shitara takes advantage of the fireworks festival to spend some alone time with Kotori. Shitara's aggressiveness confuses Kotori, especially when he grabs her hand, ostensibly to make sure
she wouldn't get left behind again.
Meanwhile, Yukito's work shift is scrapped, allowing Yukito to attend the festival and meet Kotori. Fireworks explode not just above the sky when he sees her holding hands with Shitara!
Editor Nickyta-san (again) points out:
The appearance of Shitara ups the Yukito × Kotori relationship stakes, and it's the ult fangirl delight to see Yukito, tuff guy on the outside, flustered when it comes to Kotori.
The rest of the Level Comics manga
- 3x3 Eyes 40 of 40 by Takada Yuzo: Yakumo, no longer immortal and gravely injured, is helpless before Kaiyanwan. His impotence is brought to the fore when something suddenly bursts out of Kaiyanwan's body. Can Yakumo and Pai survive? What about the world?
- A Spirit of the Sun 10 by Kawaguchi Kaiji: Genichiro goes to the north to confront his grandfather for answers and meets Takuya Todo, the brains of the North Area faction that embraces all means to achieve its ends. How will Genichiro fare against Todo? What of his grandfather Takuma Ryu, now in Todo's hands?
- Fight!! Ippo 82 by Morikawa Joji: Ippo struggles to land a punch on Gedo but to no avail. That is, until Manabu comes with the key to nullifying Gedo's trick.
- Jepang Tenggelam! 13 by Komatsu Sakyou, Ishiki Tokihiko: No one disputes that it's only a matter of time before Japan sinks, and that evacuation rates top priority. But that's how many millions of evacuees? Will any country be generous enough to take them in? On what conditions?
- Miso-Com 8 by Yonezawa Rika: Emi, laboring under unrequited love for Kuroki, meets Hayami, a dentist also dreaming of marriage. But Hayami's 20-something wife candidate Choko tells Emi she's been approaching the problem all wrong: love and marriage are different! Meanwhile, Eguchi and Kaneko's relationship reaches the next level. What will happen next?
A Spirit of the Sun editor Hyasinta-san approves of the escalating suspense, which offsets the vertiginous political intrigue. (Don't worry; you'll only have to live with the headache until the next volume, streeting 1st June.)
Editor Nickyta-san relates her frustration over Ippo's powerlessness before Gedo and hahaha... rejoices over the upcoming payback.
Still want moar? Check out these other 18 May 2011 manga and manhwa
- Elex Media: Ghost's Doctor 4 · Animal Doctor 7 · Smash! 2 · Cute Children 16 · Dodge Fighters 5 · A Story of Heroes 36 · Doraemon Movie - Petualangan Nobita di Laut Selatan -First- and -Last- by Fujiko F. Fujio · Mystery Bride 3
- m&c!: Millennium Snow 1 and 2 of 2 by Hatori Bisco · Lieru's Love Power 1 and 2 by Nakahara An · Crab Kiss 2 · Perfect Love Project 2 · Color of Sky, Color of Love by Ichikawa Show · How To Be A Man 7 · Together in Love 3 · Bakugan Battle Brawlers 16 · Flying Ice Angel by Imai Yasue · I Love Food and Karen-Chan by Akino Miru · Ibu by Moriyama Tsuru · My Life 2 · Idol's Love Story 2 and C-Blossom 1 and 2 restock
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who reminds you to still pray for and support Japan