XBlade © Ida Tatsuhiko & Shiki Satoshi/Kodansha
[Serialized in Shonen Sirius]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics
No big enuf XBlade 3 cover, but leading with the Japanese version because I now get Demonbasher-san's comment about the logo (and why bother with the additional processing that ups XBlade's price). Look at that there superimposed
XBlade on the original tankou...oh, you wanted the preview?
Can Haru prevail against Seven Sheaths/Nanatsusaya's Sakura and her ojinto (Metamorphosing Guardian Blade) when he hasn't even recovered from the previous battle AND without harming bystanders?
As for the top DO WANT! manga (separated by one vote from XBlade 3) —
Maka risks insanity to connect with Crona's soul as Death the Kid and Black*Star redouble efforts to halt Free and Eruka's attempt to awaken the First Kishin.
- 3x3 Eyes 39 of 40 by Takada Yuzo
- ARMS 19 of 22 by Minagawa Ryouji & Nanatsuki Kyouichi
- Basara 17 of 27 by Tamura Yumi
- The Fugitive Lawyer Makoto Narita (Toubou Bengoshi Narita Makoto) 5 of 6 by Takada Yu & Go Hideki
- Hikayat Genji (Asakiyumemishi) 8 of 13 by Yamato Waki
- Magister Negi Magi (Mahou Sensei Negima!) 25 of 33+ by Akamatsu Ken
- Priest 16 of 16+ by Hyung MinWoo
- The Ravages of Time (Huo Feng Liao Yuan) 9 of 41+ by Chan Mou
- Soul Eater 6 of 19+ by Ohkubo Atsushi
- X Blade 3 of 12+ by Ida Tatsuhiko & Shiki Satoshi
- Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy (Kachuu Hana) 5 of 13+ by Nishi Yuuji & Hikino Shinji
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- Cubitus - Kena Kau! by Dupa
- Michel Vaillant - Operation Mirage by Philippe & Jean Graton
¹ Sources: Elex STO 4 May 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga and manhwa are priced at IDR 18,500 each, except 3x3 Eyes 39 and Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 5 (IDR 19,500 each) and XBlade 3 (IDR 20,000). ROMICs retail for IDR 30,000/volume.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Makoto Narita is a lawyer framed for murder, but his sense of justice remains intact. He refuses to accept a respected teacher submitting to a false accusation and resolves to help, even if it means placing his own life in danger.
Genji weds San no Miya, but his new official wife's childishness only makes Genji yearn for Murasaki no Ue.
Negi has to decide whether to accept Fate's offer of a truce and the possibility of a safe return home for him and his students. Why is he even hesitating?
Answer: Fate dakara.
Negima! 25 compiles chapters:
Negi's Party vs Fate's Party
Incredible Skills! Fate's Army of Beautiful Girls
Proclamation of War!!
Wish Upon a Pair of Pants ♥
All Out Showdown!! Negi's Party vs Fate's Party
Negi's Party Assembled!
Fate's True Colors!
EP1: 'Rakan Sets Out ♥'
EP1: 'Rakan Sets Out ♥' - Continued
*NOT Level's titles
- 3x3 Eyes 39 by Takada Yuzo: Yakumo blames Pai for the disappearance of Sanjiyan, but later backtracks and vows to save Pai after learning that she entered the Samhara core alone.
- Arms 19 by Minagawa Ryouji & Nanatsuki Kyouichi: Thanks to his friends, Ryou manages to overcome despair, even if it means sacrificing Yugo. Alice herself ends the chaos by destroying her evil side. So how come Katsumi still feels uneasy?
- Basara 17 by Tamura Yumi: With the help of Empress Murasaki, Sarasa infiltrates the capital to free slaves about to be buried alive for the giant Buddha statue's eye opening ceremony.
- Priest 16 by Hyung MinWoo: The Order of Saint Vertinez baptizes Windtale City in blood. Only Coburn and his men can stop the annihilation...or can they? Especially when those killed rise once more as zombies?
- The Ravages of Time 9 by Chan Mou: A twist of fate renders Dong Zhuo's efforts to battle Lu Bu pointless. Lu Bu, having calmed the local officials and the military, anticipates expanding his control. But someone more powerful slowly steers the peerless God of War towards a dead end.
- Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 5 by Nishi Yuuji & Hikino Shinji: Who sez fly lice and Christmas don't mix? Concubine Yang challenges Hana to disprove the misconception by creating yet another unique fried rice.
Still not enuf? Here are the other 4 May 2011 manga and manhwa:
Elex Media: Vampire Knight 6 · Kungfu Boy 1 Premium by Maekawa Takeshi · Red Haired Anne 5: Anne of the Island by Igarashi Yumiko · Dr. Koto 5 · Kekkaishi 5 · Yakitate!! Japan 21 · My 17th Spring 1 by Ono Fuyumi & Yamamoto Kotetsuko · Flash of Wind 29 · The Tyr Chronicles 5 · Katsu! 11 · Bakeru kun Pika-pika 4 · Detektif Conan Spesial 35 · Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 5 · New Kobochan 1-4 (Reprint) · Want You 9 · Project X: Seven-Eleven by Project X Team · A Story of Heroes 35 · Legend of the Cursed Sword 33 · Reborn Kumiho 20 · Naruto Volumes 41-50 box set · Shonen Star 8/2011 · Shonen Magz 5/2011
m&c!: My Own Princess 2 · Magical X Miracle 5 · Aoizaka Baseball Club 19 · Give Me All Your Love 1 and 2 of 2 by Kurumatani Haruko · My Sweet Kaicho, Volumes 1-8 and You Can't Disappear from Me, Volumes 1-4 (of 4) RE-STO
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who reminds you to still pray for and support Japan
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