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!
Hyota (Yoshitsune) manages to prevent a war between Yoritomo and Yoshinaka's troops. His next challenge: an arranged marriage. His own to be exact :D
Doncha just wub his sweatdroppy droopy befuddlement, shown on the Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 12 above? I do ♡.
© Oobayashi Miyuki
In the final Beauty Pop, can SP win the All Japan Beauty Contest when Narumi and Ochiai are feuding?
Meanwhile, as Jun★Ai Sensation counts down to wrap...
Die, Fukunaga Ai! Whoops. Someone has it in for Ai who stars in a drama and inadvertently becomes famous. Someone who gives Ai's kissing scene two thumbs down.
One of these things is not like the others~♪, or so goes the Sesame Street song. First, m&c! lines up six omnibuses: Catwalk Romance by Shiraishi Yuki and To Love a Cool Boy by Sugishippo (both ex-Sho-Comi); Himegirl Attack by Wao Akira, Love Tricks by Ibuki Kaede × CHOCHO and Moriko in The Wonder Forest by Notoyama Keiko (from Ciao); and My Boyfriend in 16 by Yoshinaga Yuu (Betsucomi). And then it drags in Pedang Maha Dewa - Future 1 by Tony Wong. Can you spot the odd one out?
What else but the one that's not a manga and not a standalone.
According to m&c!, the Pedang Maha Dewa F manhua represents the final appearance of Weapons of the Gods characters Wen Tian and Tay Ping. The setting moves to the modern era, specifically, the WWI time window when foreign powers held Hong Kong as a concession territory. The story's main antagonists are the Demon forces, smaller in stature than the Sky Demons (the enemy in Pedang Maha Dewa 3 and 3.5), but more numerous and capable of transforming into humans. In Tony Wong's alternate history, they triggered the Great War and it is now up to Wen Tian and Tay Ping to rid the planet of these critters.
(For the new shoujo manga previews, scroll down.)
- Beauty Pop 10 of 10 by Arai Kiyoko [Finale]
- [Premiere] Catwalk Romance (Plastic Girl) by Shiraishi Yuki
- [Premiere] Himegirl Attack (Himegal Yoroshiku) by Wao Akira
- Jun★Ai Sensation (Jun'ai Sensation) 5 of 5 by Oobayashi Miyuki [Finale]
- [Premiere] Love Tricks (Koakuma 7) by Ibuki Kaede, CHOCHO
- [Premiere] Moriko in The Wonder Forest (Fushigi no Mori no Moriko) by Notoyama Keiko
- [Premiere] My Boyfriend in 16 (Koibito wa 16-sai) by Yoshinaga Yuu
- Neon Genesis Evangelion Iron Maiden the 2nd (Shinseiki Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend 2nd) 5 of 6 by Hayashi Fumino/GAINAX · khara
- Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War (Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei no Kassen) 12 of 15+ by Sawada Hirofumi
- [Premiere] To Love a Cool Boy (Hieshou Danshi Kouryakuhou) by Sugishippo
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- The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 17 of 20:
Dalang Iblis (bagian keenam)by Khu Lung, Cai Jing Dong (Culturecom) [IDR 19,900]
- Long Hu Men - The Next Level 3:
Jurus Nadi Setanby Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty) [IDR 70,000]
- [Series Premiere] Pedang Maha Dewa - Future 1 of 6 by Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty) [IDR 95,000]
- Pedang Maha Dewa 4: Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade 2 by Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty) [IDR 80,000]
- Gorgeous Doctors (Dr. wa sotto dakishimeru) by Kawamaru Shin
- Hack XXXX (.hack//XXXX) 1 of 2 by Kikuya Megane, Matsuyama Hiroshi
- Hack XXXX (.hack//XXXX) 2 of 2 by Kikuya Megane, Matsuyama Hiroshi [Finale]
- .hack//G.U.+ 1 of 5 by Morita Yuzuka, Hamazaki Tatsuya
- .hack//G.U.+ 2 of 5 by Morita Yuzuka, Hamazaki Tatsuya
- .hack//G.U.+ 3 of 5 by Morita Yuzuka, Hamazaki Tatsuya
- .hack//G.U.+ 4 of 5 by Morita Yuzuka, Hamazaki Tatsuya
- .hack//G.U.+ 5 of 5 by Morita Yuzuka, Hamazaki Tatsuya [Finale]
- Kalau Besar Nanti: Aku Ingin Jadi Bintang by Curd Ridel [IDR 25,000]
- Kalau Besar Nanti: Aku Ingin Jadi Ibu by Curd Ridel [IDR 25,000]
- Pedang Mahadewa Fore Stories IV Book 1 of 2 by Tony Wong [IDR 75,000]
- Pedang Mahadewa Fore Stories IV Book 2 of 2 by Tony Wong [Finale] [IDR 75,000]
- Rhythmical Style by Aoi Michiru
- Shadow of Pink Summer (Karei naru Ai no Rekishi Emaki series) by Nagaoka Yoshiko [IDR 17,000]
- The Sound of Love (Karei naru Ai no Rekishi Emaki series) by Nagaoka Yoshiko [IDR 20,000]
¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² GN (including restocked) are priced at IDR 16,500 each unless noted otherwise.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New titles continued
Maya just started her modeling career. She freezes everytime the camera snaps her photo, so pics of her always turn out ugly. Only the bento lunch boy “Pierre” can make her relax when she's at the studio. Despite her ePIC #Fail, however, Maya is entered into a modeling contest by her boss. But come competition day, Maya's partner drops out because of an injury. Who should fill in but...Pierre!
Tags: Modeling, Foreigner
I give Catwalk Romance (originally Plastic Girl, first serialized in Sho-Comi) a grade of 5.75 of 10 ♥. I'll tell you why in my review later.
m&c! has already published Shiraishi Yuki's Rival Next Door series and Princess Love Secret, but more Sho-Comi compiles (hopefully) await their turn: the
Reverse Harem, Animal Transformation, Cat Girls Bokura no Himitsu wo Kyouyuu shiyou ka? (includes the one-shots
Colorful Shounen to Monochrome na Atashi and
Itoshi no Hime-chan); the
Childhood friends, Tomboy, Twins Love Zipper; the megane,
live in lover, tutor Maruoka-san Chi no Kyouikugakari; the temptingly-titled Sono Kuchibiru, Itadakimasu (includes the
Narabuna Kiken!! one-shot); and the Akuma de Koibito school life comedy.
Sayaka and Aoi go shopping in Shibuya. By chance they meet Tochiotome. Sayaka and Tochiotome fall for the same outfit and Himegirl Attack... Start-OH!
Himegirl Attack, originally Himegal Yoroshiku, apparently brings together for a fight-OH! Sayaka from Wao Akira-sensei's Tokkou Sayaka series (Yankee Girl, Sayaka, I Love You!, Sayaka's Special Attack, Big Victory!) and Tochiotome from Princess Gal Paradise. Don't quote me though; never read any of them.
In any case, Himegirl Attack contains:
Special Attack from Aoi,
Special Attack from Aoi's Mother,
Big Mission of Sayaka's Magic Spell and
Special Attack from Fred.
Ran-chan, nicknamed “Little Devil,” transfers to a new school and immediately, has the school up in arms. The boys all turn into weaklings, infuriating the girls. As the diligent female students' rep, Aoi scolds Ran; Ran, instead of being chastised, decides to help Aoi with her crush Kenichi.
Love Tricks or Ciao Comics' Koakuma 7 contains
The Little Devil and
Little Devil Ran's After School Lesson.
After moving to a village in Tohoku, Koyoi encounters a mysterious but funny and smart creature called Moriko. Only Koyoi and someone she met in the woods, Tenma, can see Moriko. Bit by bit, Koyoi falls for Tenma. She also learns Moriko's sad secret.
Moriko in the Wonder Forest (Fushigi no Mori no Moriko) contains two other stories,
A Merman Prince and
Town Association Squadron Okamenger!, aside from the
Moriko in the Wonder Forest cover story.
Notoyama Keiko is also the manga-ka of Waiwai Hey! Say! Jump.
Twenty-year old Sawaguchi Ruka has been staying away from love ever since she got her heart broken back in high school. One day, she meets the annoying Soushiro. Slowly, Ruka's affection for Soushiro grows, Soushiro who is...only 16 years old.
Tag(s): Older Female Younger Male
There are two other stories in My Boyfriend in 16 (Koibito wa 16-sai):
Prince K and
Trouble Maker Girlfriend. Lina-chan's 7 of 10 review is upcoming.
m&c! has published Yoshinaga Yuu's First Love Stories, One sided Love and Sinful Love but not yet Kiss made no Kyori. Yoshinaga-sensei's current Betsucomi serial is Kimi to Koi o Shitta starring a megane chara.
Azusa, who has always had a higher than normal body temperature, is suddenly embraced by Satsuki, whose blood runs colder than the average boy.
From now on, you're my personal heater! he tells Azusa. So begins Azusa's tortured days with selfish and arrogant Satsuki now stuck to her almost all hours of the school day. But it is true that Satsuki only thinks of her in that way?
The Opposites Attract To Love a Cool Boy or Hieshou Danshi Kouryakuhou is Sugishippo's first manga compilation. It contains, aside from
To Love A Cool Boy,
My Lovely Alien and
Suzuko's Room. My and Lina-chan's combined review coming soon, but to give you a grade preview, Lina-chan gives it a 6 of 10; my ratings for the three stories average to about the same.
Original Story: GAINAX · khara
Thirty four years before the Angels' invasion, an abandoned Gendou wishes for the world to end. At the depths of depression, he meets the mysterious transfer student Kaworu Nagisa. Nagisa offers Gendou the choice of living alone in a dark world or wounded along with the girl he loves, Yui.
Is that even a choice?? (No, that last isn't part of m&c!'s summary.)
Still not enuf? Here are the other 25 May 2011 manga
- Elex Media: DRRR!! [Durarara!!] 1 by Satorigi Akiyo, Narita Ryohgo · Kungfu Boy Premium 2 · Topeng Kaca Deluxe 12 · Kekkaishi 6 · Welcome to Host Detective Agency 3 · Inuyasha 52 · Bride of the Water God 1 by Yun MiKyung · Culdcept 4 · Princess & The 3 Beasts 2 · Vinland Saga 3 · Global Garden 7 · Otoboke Section Chief 11 · Witch Hunter 2 · Doraemon 7 · Hidamari Sketch 5 · Rakka Ryuusui 5 · Reborn Kumiho 21 of 21 · Nakayoshi 5/2011 · Shonen Star 9/2011
- Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 6 · Bronze Angel 2 · GTO Shonan 14 Days 1 by Fujisawa Tohru · Red River 7 · The Drops of God 4 · Angel Heart 8 · Sky of Love 5 · Cherry 4 of 4 · Iliad 3 · Over Rev 19 · Spirou dan Fantasio - Si Sial Vito · Spirou dan Fantasio di Moskow · Jojo - Misteri Violaine · Jojo - Petir di Musim Panas
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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