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Manga street datesElex: 9.17 · Level: 9.17 · m&c!: 9.17
Anime (on Animax Asia):
[Season Premiere] Chihayafuru Season 2, 17 September 2014, Wednesday, 10pm WIB (airs Mon – Fri)
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB (Mon – Wed)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB

5.25.2011

Until Death Do Us Part 6, Bronze Angel 2, GTO Shonan 14 Days 1 by Fujisawa Toru (Level Comics 25 May 2011)

Until Death Do Us Part 6 (Level Comics)

Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made © Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
Square Enix [Serialized in Young Gangan]
Published in Indonesia as Until Death Do Us Part by Elex Media/Level Comics

Assassins gather in Tokyo, all after the 100 million dollar prize, among them, a criminal planner dubbed Wiseman. But beyond the man with the mysterious aura is Juliet, who shows up before Mamoru & Co. to replace the injured Sierra.

Juliet's sharp tongue provokes Haruka to no end. Who knows if they can work together?

Level editor Lenny-san guarantees the usual yummy color spreads for Until Death Do Us Part 6 and super cool fighting scenes >0< that show off His Blind Swordsman Badassness, like this Mamoru in action sample.

Bronze Angel 2 of 7 by Saito Chiho

Natalya remains doubtful of Pushkin's love and who could blame her? Problem after problem buffet their shaky relationship. It's almost a miracle that finally Pushkin manages to convince Natalya to marry him.

But fate is not done conspiring against our star-crossed lovers and throws an emperor, irate with Pushkin, in the happiness works.

Instead of focusing on an infuriated, poetry-averse ruler, editor Sina-san suggests drooling over the jealousy-inducing power of Pushkin's love for Natalya (>o<).

New Level manga: GTO Shonan 14 Days by Fujisawa Toru

GTO Shonan 14 Days 1 (Level Comics)

GTO Shonan 14 Days
© Fujisawa Toru
Kodansha
[Weekly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia
by Level Comics

Onizuka Eikichi, 22 years old, teaches at the Tokyo Kissho Junior High. Onizuka returns to his hometown Shonan to lie low after accidentally claiming to have nearly buried a student alive. Who would've thought that this would mark the beginning of a 14-day challenge to help troubled kids at the White Swan youth shelter?

Explains editor Adisti-san: The GTO Shonan 14 Days story takes place roughly around GTO volume 19 and boasts action and excitement to rival its predecessor. Baka-Updates Manga specifies that it follows the Teshigawara arc, and warns of massive SPOILAGE, tangenting on a point often *cough*leveled*cough* against Level: Why publish the sequel when the prequel is still current? (Not complainin', just askin'.)

Adisti-san adds that there's an eight color pages bonus in volume 1; I tag on: And no, that doesn't up the price. GTO Shonan 14 Days is priced at the regular IDR 18,500/volume.

Cherry 4 of 4 by Kubonouchi Eisaku

Kaoru is torn between two choices and the identity of Fuko is finally revealed.

THE FINALE!! as Lenny-san raves.

Level Comics manga (2011.05.25)

  1. Angel Heart 8 of 33 by Hojo Tsukasa
  2. LC: Angel Heart 8

    Angel Heartエンジェル・ハート
    by Hojo Tsukasa
    Shinchosha (Coamix) Comic Bunch, seinen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2003.09

    Related series
    City Hunter (Adapted from; 35 of 35 volumes), Angel Heart 2nd Season (sequel; one volume per 2011.03.19)

    Other languages
    French (Génération Comics and Panini Comics)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into anime by TMS, starring seiyuu Kamiya Akira as Saeba Ryo and Kawasaki Mao as Shan-In Glass Heart Lee. Fifty episodes adapting manga volumes 1 to 18 aired in Japan from October 2005 to September 2006.

  3. Bronze Angel (Bronze no Tenshi) 2 of 7 by Saito Chiho
  4. LC: Bronze Angel 2

    Bronze no Tenshiブロンズの天使」 by Saito Chiho
    Shogakukan Flowers, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2004.12

    Other versions
    Rereleased in five bunko volumes (per 2011.03)

    Related series
    Bronze no Tenshi Gaiden (one volume spin-off; 2009.01)

  5. Cherry 4 of 4 by Kubonouchi Eisaku [Finale]
  6. LC: Cherry 4

    CherryCherry」 by Kubonouchi Eisaku
    Shogakukan Big Comic Spirits, seinen
    Volume 4 (chapters 31-41) first published in Japan 2008.01

  7. The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) 4 of 29+ by Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu
  8. LC: The Drops of God 4

    Kami no Shizuku神の雫
    by Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu
    AKA Les Gouttes de Dieu
    Kodansha Morning, seinen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2005.11

    Awards
    Nominee, 1st Keitai Comic Taishō (Mobile Phone Comic Award, along with Hiura Satoru's Hotaru no Hikari, Miyasaka Kaho's Kare First Love and 17 other manga); Special Award of the Year, La Revue du vin de France (French wine magazine); Nominee (Glénat's Les Gouttes de Dieu, tome 1), French Angoulême Comics Awards

    Other languages
    French (Glénat: Les Gouttes de Dieu tome 18 shipped 2011.04.20 • tome 19 street date: 2011.06.08), traditional Chinese 神之水滴 (Sharp Point Press Taiwan), English Drops of God (Vertical: volume 1 street date: 2011.09.13)

    Adaptations
    A live-action renzoku starring Kamenashi Kazuya as Kanzaki Shizuku aired from January to March 2009 in Japan on NTV.

  9. [Series Premiere] GTO Shonan 14 Days 1 of 6+ by Fujisawa Toru
  10. LC: GTO Shonan 14 Days 1

    GTO Shonan 14 Days
    GTO SHONAN 14DAYS
    by Fujisawa Toru
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.10

    Related series
    Prequels: Shounan Junaigumi! AKA GTO: The Early Years (31 of 31 volumes); Bad Company (1 of 1 volume); and GTO (25 of 25 volumes)

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: volume 4 per 2010.10)

  11. ILIAD 3 of 15 by Uoto Osamu & Toshusai Garaku
  12. LC: ILIAD 3

    ILIADイリヤッド~入矢堂見聞録~
    by Uoto Osamu & Toshusai Garaku
    Shogakukan Big Comics, seinen
    Volume 3 (chapters 17-24) first published in Japan in 2003.07

  13. Over Rev 19 of 31 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39
  14. LC: Over Rev 19

    Over Rev!オーバーレブ!
    by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39
    Shogakukan Young Sunday, seinen
    Volume 19 (chapters 205-216) first published in Japan 2001.11

  15. Red River (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori) 7 of 28 by Shinohara Chie
  16. LC: Red River 7

    Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori
    天は赤い河のほとり
    by Shinohara Chie
    AKA Anatolia Story
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 7 (chapters 17-19) first published in Japan 1996.11

    Awards
    Best Shoujo Manga, 46th Shogakukan Manga Awards (2000)

    Other languages
    English Red River (VIZ Media: 28 volumes), Italian Anatolia Story (Editions Star Comics: 28 volumes), German (EMA/Egmont Manga and Anime), Vietnamese Dòng Sông Huyền Bí (Tre Publishing House) and traditional Chinese 赤河戀影 (Tong Li)

    Adaptations
    Eight drama CDs were released between 1997 and 2003.

    Related
    An artbook (Japan release: 1999.02.24), fanbook (2002.07.26) and a two-volume novel adaptation Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori Gaiden Ma ga Jidai no Reimei written and illustrated by Shinohara Chie-sensei (2007.05 and 2007.09)

  17. Sky of Love (Koizora) 5 of 10 by Haneda Ibuki, Mika
  18. LC: Sky of Love 5

    Koizora: Setsunai Koi Monogatari
    恋空~切ナイ恋物語~」 by Haneda Ibuki & Mika
    Futabasha Comic Mahou no iland, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.06

    Related
    Based on the best-selling coming of age/romance novel written by Mika (two volumes published by Starts Publications), originally posted on the cell phone website "Mahou no iLand."

    Adaptations
    Loosely adapted into a movie (2007.11.03 premiere), starring Aragaki Yui as Mika and Miura Haruma as Hiro, and a six-episode live-action series on TBS from August to September 2008 with Mizusawa Erena as Mika and Seto Koji as Hiro.

  19. Until Death Do Us Part (Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made) 6 of 14+ by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
  20. LC: Until Death Do Us Part 6

    Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made
    死がふたりを分かつまで
    by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
    Square Enix Young Gangan, seinen
    Volume 6 (chapters 41-48) first published in Japan 2007.10

    Other languages
    French (Ki-oon: Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare tome 13 shipped 2011.05.12), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan and Jade Dynasty Hong Kong)

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European comics/BDs (2011.05.25)

  1. Jojo - Misteri Violaine (Jojo 4: Le mystère Violaine) by André Geerts
  2. Jojo - Petir di Musim Panas (Jojo 5: Un été du tonnerre) by André Geerts
  3. Spirou dan Fantasio - Si Sial Vito (Spirou et Fantasio, tome 43: Vito la déveine) by Tome & Janry
  4. Spirou dan Fantasio - Spirou dan Fantasio di Moskow (Spirou et Fantasio, tome 42: Spirou et Fantasio À Moscou) by Tome & Janry

¹ Sources: Elex STO 25 May 2011 (release schedule), Level Comics (artwork and synopses), Gramedia Shop (covers and synopses).
² Manga priced at IDR 18,500 each except Angel Heart 8, Cherry 4, Over Rev 19 and Until Death Do Us Part 6 (IDR 19,500). ROMICs retail for IDR 30,000/volume.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured

Red River 7 of 28 by Shinohara Chie

Kail disguises himself as a servant and sneaks into the palace to free Yuri. Meanwhile, Carchemish soldiers revolt and kill off King Tuhsratta. Can Kail and Yuri get out alive?

Checks off editor Lenny-san:
✔ Kail × Yuri's touching reunion
✔ A proposal from the Egyptian empire
✔ Queen Nakia back in action
✔ All around great fun >0<

Btw, if you enjoy Red River, you might want to give the one-volume Escape Express manga for moar Shinohara Chie sexy thriller goodness. (I gave it a grade of 9 of 10 ♡.)

The Drops of God 4 of 29+ by Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu

The battle for supremacy between Italian and French wines continues. Shizuku finally manages to locate the finest French wines, thanks to Miyabi. On D-day, Shizuku and Honma vie to attract employees to their wine-tastings, but because Honma insults one of their prospective tasters, the event is nearly scrapped. Good thing, a Good Samaritan steps up to save the day. Who is she, and which wine will win the contest?

Notes editor Sina-san: The discovery of excellent French wines is always unexpected ...(>o<).

The rest of the ongoing series

  • Angel Heart 8 by Hojo Tsukasa: The day begins with a visit to Makimura's tomb and unfolds with the revelation of a man's decade-old obsession with Saeko. Which revenge option will Saeko choose?
  • ILIAD 3 by Uoto Osamu & Toshusai Garaku: Koh, a Chinese living in Athens, accidentally comes into possession of the book “The Poems of Solon,” believed to hold the key to the mystery of Atlantis. Fearing for his life, Koh asks Iriya to accompany him to Santorini island, which makes Iriya an equally viable target by the organization that doesn't want Atlantis found.
  • Over Rev 19 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39: Aika faces off against race favorite Saijo, handicapped by the difference in their cars' engine power. How will Aika manage? What trick does Takao share before the race begins? For sure, a fierce battle between Team Privateer Aika vs Team Pro Saijo awaits.
  • Sky of Love 5 by Haneda Ibuki & Mika: Still reeling from the hurt left by Hiro, Mika makes new friends: Yamato, Izumi, Shintaro and a student named Yuu. Because of her new friends' care and Yuu's kindness, Mika's frozen heart begins to thaw. Is this the beginning of a new love?

Still not enuf? Here are the other 25 May 2011 manga, manhwa and manhua

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

m&c!: Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 12 · Beauty Pop 10 of 10 · Jun x Ai Sensation 5 of 5 · Neon Genesis Evangelion Ironmaiden the 2nd 5 · Himegirl Attack by Wao Akira · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 17 · Catwalk Romance by Shiraishi Yuki · Love Tricks by Ibuki Kaede, CHOCHO · Moriko in The Wonder Forest by Notoyama Keiko · My Boyfriend in 16 by Yoshinaga Yuu · To Love a Cool Boy by Sugishippo · Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade 2 · Long Hu Men - Next Level 3 by · Pedang MahaDewa - Future 1 by Tony Wong

Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who apologizes for the delay. She's not feeling “delicious.”

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