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Manga street dates: No release this week
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Anime (on Animax Asia):
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB
Bleach Season 6, Weekdays 630pm WIB
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Weekdays 10pm WIB (airs weekdays) [Series Finale] 25 July 2014, Friday

6.13.2011

Bleach 41, My Own Princess 4, Just Love Me! by Shiiba Nana (m&c! 15 June 2011 manga and manhwa) [UPDATED]

Also, a couple of manhua and highly diversified restocks

Bleach 41: Heart (m&c!)

Bleach © Kubo Tite/Shueisha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]
Published in Indonesia by Gramedia/m&c!

Ichigo is powerless against Ulquiorra. Drowning in remorse, Orihime can only stare dumbstruck. Just when all seems hopeless, Ichigo transforms into a Hollow.

Now turned into a berserker hollow, Ichigo attacks Ulquiorra until he is stopped by Uryū just before delivering the final blow, relates Wiki in its Bleach, Vol. 41 summary. After some You can't be a Hollow! and You're alive?! protestations from Ulquiorra-sama and Ishida-kun, Hollow Ichigo suddenly appears behind Ulquiorra, grabbing one of his arms and ripping it off. (That last quote comes from Bleach Wiki's The Lust 4 synop.)

Bleach 41: Heart—which has Espada Yammy Llargo as the cover boy (>.<)—compiles chapters 350 through 358: The Lust 4, The Lust 5, The Lust 6, The Ash, Heart, Azul-Blood Splash, Tyrant of Skulls, The Colossus of Fear and King of the Clouds.

Moving on from Shirosaki —

My Own Princess 4 of 10 by Hwang MiRee

Asyu believes that he loves only Princess Aris, but when Nuri is hurt, he fears he is going to lose her. Has Asyu undergone a change of heart? Princess Aris, too, harbors feelings for...?

Meanwhile, the deadline for appointing the princess's consort looms. Whom will the Princess pick?

Choices, choices... :D

New m&c! manga

m&c! rolls out shoujo standalones Just Love Me! by Shiiba Nana, Miracle Kiss by Nashizuki Uta and Naughty Boyfriend by Shiraishi Yuki. Resident TC critic Lina-chan snap reviews all three; I'm featuring 9 of 10 ♥, Just Do It! Just Love Me! up here. Look for Ghosts hate kisses?? Miracle Kiss and Appearances Deceive Naughty Boyfriend after the release list.

Just Love Me! by Shiiba Nana

Just Love Me! (m&c!)

Yacchimaina!! © Shiiba Nana
Shogakukan [Betsucomi]
Published in Indonesia
as Just Love Me! by m&c!

Chisa is dating Rio, *the* fangirl idol of her school. But princely Rio hides [not anymore –Ed.] a secret: he is a Yakuza scion. So aside from spending days bodyguarded by The Real Scary, Chisa is dragged into an inter-clan power struggle. This so incenses normally gentle Rio that he turns him into...

...prolly not as much of a berserker as Hollow Ichigo :D

Rio×Chisa spans two stories: the antho namer Just Love Me! and Just Go!. Rio's Yakuza mentor Ban also get his own side story, Fantasy Lollipop. Omnibus closer Baby, Let's Dance features a Yakuza's daughter instead of son — Ai who dreams of a prince but lands...Sousuke who is, to put it mildly, a little out there. (Thanks, for the snap synops, Lina-chan ^^)

Other Shiiba Nana manga published by m&c!: Kiss Me After School!, Gorgeous Twins, Prince Romantica and The Underground Kids. Latest is My Egoist Teacher , originally Sensei wa Egotist. If/when m&c! licenses Nana-chan's Sensei wa Sadistic (first published in Japan 2010.08), I wonder what m&c! will title it?

Imma also wait for the Bishies galore! Ookamitachi no Shiikuho (JP release: 2011.02); the Boarding House, Childhood Friends Love Share (2010.05); and Bishounen Moraimashita, starring a bishounen butler (2008.06).

BTW, can anyone confirm whether m&c! has already published Animal Jungle (2007.11 vintage)? I can't find it in m&c!'s site (which sports a yummy new look ^^.) And since I've turned this sub-section into Shiiba Nana-sensei's backlist list, might as well mention Akuma na Kare to Ikenie Tenshi that, based on its original 2005.08 street date, is prolly Sensei's debut tank.

[RE-STO]: Noted the Restocks heterogeneity at the top because we get the gamut from sports manga and AMERO comics (the Dive!! series by Mori Eto & Ikeno Masahiro and Alber CG/Sebastien Celimon's Hand 7) to Chinese historical manhua (Li Zhi Qing & Zhuang Han Bo's Fu and Dragon) to the usual shoujo romances, whether from Japan or homegrown (How to make a Princess by Izumi Asuka and Flower Rhapsody! by Christy).

m&c! manga (2011.06.15)

  1. Bakugan Battle Brawlers 17: Light in the Dark by Sega Toys/Spin Master/Bakugan Project [IDR 27,500]
  2. Bakugan Battle Brawlers 17 (m&c!)

    Bakugan Battle Brawlers
    by Sega Toys / Spin Master / Bakugan Project

  3. Bleach 41 of 50+ by Kubo Tite
  4. Bleach 41 (m&c!)

    BleachBLEACH-ブリーチ-」 by Kubo Tite
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 41 (chapters 350-358) first published in Japan 2009.10

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Other languages
    English Bleach (35 volumes per 2011.06.07 • volume 36 street date: 2011.09.06), French (Glénat; Tome 42: Shock of the queen shipped 2011.05.04 • Tome 43 street date: 2011.07.01), Spanish (Glénat in Spain, Grupo Editorial Vid in Mexico), German (TOKYOPOP Germany), Dutch (Kana), Russian (Эксмо), Polish (JPF), Portuguese (Planet Manga) and simplified Chinese (#49: The Lost Agent shipped 2011.06.07)

    Related
    Kubo Tite and Makoto Matsubara co-authored two Bleach novels: BLEACH-letters from the other side: The Death and The Strawberry (Japan release: 2004.12) and BLEACH: The Honey Dish Rhapsody (2006.10).

    The Bleach All Colour But The Black artbook, compiling color spreads from manga volumes 1 through 19 with original art and author annotations, released in Japan (2006.12), USA (The Art of Bleach, 2008.10) and France (All colour but the black: Recueil des illustrations de Bleach, 2008.11).

    Companion guidebooks have also been published: Bleach SOULs and Bleach VIBEs released 2006.02 in Japan (The English Bleach SOULs. Official Character Book shipped 2008.11 in North America, while the French version streeted 2009.11). A third Bleach Official Bootleg: KaraBuri+ guidebook released 2007.08 in Japan. (English Color Bleach+: The Bleach Official Bootleg released 2010.08.10.) The fourth and fifth Bleach: Official Character Book 2: MASKED and Official Character Book 3: UNMASKED streeted/streets in Japan on 2010.08.04 (same day as Volume 46, Back From Blind) and 2011.06.03 (along with Volume 50).

    Adaptations
    Studio Pierrot's anime adaptation first broadcast in October 2004 and continues to this day. Season 15: Gotei 13 Invading Army opened with episode 317 in April 2011; latest episode 326 aired 2011.06.14). Seiyuu Morita Masakazu and Orikasa Fumiko star as Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia, with Park Romi playing 10th Division captain Hitsugaya Toshiro. Two OAVs and four theatrical movies—Memories of Nobody, The DiamondDust Rebellion, Another Hyōrinmaru, Fade to Black, I Call Your Name and Bleach: The Hell Verse—have been released. (Novelizations of these movies have also been published by JUMP J Books: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name in December 2008 and Bleach: The Hell Verse in December 2010.) Additionally, Warner Bros. has confirmed it will be producing a Bleach live-action film.

    At least eight drama CDs have been produced. Featuring the original anime cast, the drama CDs were bundled with the DVDs.

  5. [Premiere] Just Love Me! (Yacchimaina!!) by Shiiba Nana
  6. Just Love Me! (m&c!)

    Yacchimaina!!ヤっちまいな!!」 by Shiiba Nana
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.11

  7. [Premiere] Miracle Kiss (Ghost wa Kiss o Kirau) by Nashizuki Uta
  8. Miracle Kiss (m&c!)

    Ghost wa Kiss o Kirauゴーストはキスを嫌う
    by Nashizuki Uta
    Shogakukan Cheese!, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.05

  9. [Premiere] Naughty Boyfriend (Akuma de Koibito.) by Shiraishi Yuki
  10. Naughty Boyfriend (m&c!)

    Akuma de Koibito.アクマでコイビト。
    by Shiraishi Yuki
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.04

m&c! manhwa (2011.06.15)

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Hong Kong manhua (2011.06.15)

  1. The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 18 of 20: Dalang Iblis (bagian ketujuh) by Khu Lung, Cai Jing Dong (Culturecom) [IDR 19,900]
  2. Pedang Maha Dewa - Future 2 of 6 by Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty) [IDR 95,000]

[RE-STO] Restocked (2011.06.15)

¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² All GN, including restocks, are priced at IDR 16,500 unless noted otherwise. Manhwa retails for IDR 19,900 each.

New m&c! manga continued

Miracle Kiss by Nashizuki Uta

Ordinary school girl Yuu has always been shunned by guys because she sees ghosts; Gloomy Kazuma, meanwhile, is lurved by ghosts. Youdathunk: MFEO (Made For Each Other) and yes, the two accidentally kiss, with the upshot that the spooks haunting Kazuma vanish. Kazuma then proposes that Yuu become his Contract Girlfriend, there to be kissed and handily exorcise spirits.

What will happen when Yuu falls for Kazuma?

They live Happily Even After, The End. :D

The End is actually not the key charm point of the ghost-bustin' Miracle Kiss nor the other stories making up Nashizuki Uta's debut tankoubon: Husband From The Future, Piano Sonata, Masked Love and Love Condition. The Japanese summary hints at strange erotic overtones, but Lina-chan gets right to the ♡ of it with the w(゚o゚)w *two thumbs up* kisses that earn what was originally Ghost wa Kiss o Kirau, first serialized in Cheese!, an 8 of 10 ♥.

After Miracle Kiss, Nashizuki Uta-sensei went on to publish Minami no Shima no Love Hunter (JP release: 2010.04) and then the Imperial Tokyo romance Ojousama no Ayakashi Yuugi (2010.11). She also published a smut one-shot in Cheese! titled Okitsune no Hanayome or “Bride of the Fox God” in 2009.

Naughty Boyfriend by Shiraishi Yuki

Rinko can't refuse anyone who asks for help, thus netting her the nickname, ‘Ohito yoshi baka.’ Only childhood friend Itsuki refrains from calling Rinko ‘The Dope who's Too Good to be True,’ but he does toy with her using his deadly angel's smile to hide incredible mischief.

Additions from Intercross's Akuma de Koibito. description [excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]. Intercross also IDs the other story pair in Naughty Boyfriend: the Housekeeper/Jerk Boss That's the Rabbit's Forest and Because, It's Love, which starts with a mop...and a handkerchief.

I mentioned Akuma de Koibito. when m&c! published Shiraishi Yuki-sensei's Catwalk Romance back in May. So I will mention the other Sho-Comi compiles I'm waiting for: the Reverse Harem, Animal Transformation, Cat Girls Bokura no Himitsu wo Kyouyuu shiyou ka? (includes the Colorful Shounen to Monochrome na Atashi and Itoshi no Hime-chan one-shots; JP release: 2011.05); the Childhood friends, Tomboy, Twins Love Zipper (2010.11); the megane, live in lover, tutor Maruoka-san Chi no Kyouikugakari (2010.05); and the yummy Sono Kuchibiru, Itadakimasu (includes the Narabuna Kiken!! one-shot; 2009.12).

m&c! has also published Sensei's debut tankou, the Country Girl-troped Princess Love Secret, and the Not-so bizarre love triangle Rival Next Door series.

Still not enuf? Here are the other 15 June 2011 manga

  • Elex Media: Durarara!! 2 · Naruto 52 · Q.E.D. 36 · 7 Seeds 17 · Wild Life 17 · Ghost's Doctor 5 · Undead by Inoue Kazurou · Go Go Hachiyo! by Kanechiku Junko · Hyde & Closer 6 · Vinland Saga 4 · Palette of 12 Secret Colors 4 · Culdcept 5 · Stand Up! 2 · Blooming Youth 3 · Dear Boys Act 3 volume 6 · Crayon Shinchan: Jalan-Jalan Keliling Dunia by Usui Yoshito · Kariage kun, Volumes 1-10 and 11-20 box sets · Shonen Magz 6/2011
  • Level Comics: Tokyo 23 Vol. 1 of 3 by Arashida Takeshi and Hashimoto Eiji · Daydreaming 2 · Half an Apple 11 · Ice Forest 7 · Historie 6 · Jio 16 · Hikayat Genji 9 · Jormungand 3 · The Ravages of Time 10 · Go Go Hanasaki Detective Office 4 of 4 · Officer Monju 7 · Marsupilami - Ekor Marsupilami and Marsupilami - Menangkap Marsupilami by Franquin · Boule & Bill - Empat Musim · Yakari dan Hantu Kayu

Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
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