Idol Shopping 9, 16 Life 1 and 2 of 2 by Aikawa Saki, My Kingdom 3 (m&c! 28 June 2011 manhwa and manga) [UPDATED]

NikBabble™ compounded, per promise. Also, covers.

Idol Shopping 9 (m&c!)

Idol Shopping © Hwang MiRee/Samyang
Published in Indonesia by Gramedia/m&c!

The Biatch Teacher© and Seo GaYoon are engaged?! Kang Song Yie's heart shatters upon hearing the news. It is up to the so-called playboy prince to piece the shards back, and for that he will have to concoct a plan that would do even Machiavelli, Niccolò di Bernardo dei proud.

Meanwhile, Hwang SeRyun suspects Kang Song Yie is not who s/he seems and tries his best to split the couple permanently. He'll have problems as not long after, someone kidnaps him AND Song Yie!

These twists are sooo classic Hwang MiRee, I'm almost afraid to pick up the latest Idol Shopping. But don't let my misgivings prevent you from getting and whizzing through the entire volume 9 in under thirty minutes. (Yes, I'm serious mode ON! here.)

New m&c! manga and manhwa

Aikawa Saki's 16 Life series double launches and Fujimoto Yuuki's (Family, Some Dead) Song For My Sweet Home, as well as Romo's (Pricey Patissier's confection) Vanilla Frosting premiere. It's obvious which (Cinderella story) Imma subject to the spotlight:

16 Life 1 (m&c!)

16 Life © Aikawa Saki
Shogakukan [Sho-Comi]
Published in Indonesia by m&c!

16 Life 1 of 2 by Aikawa Saki

Kajiura Saya loves to sing and fortunately, she can more than carry a tune. In spite of her tuneful warblings, though, she has no wish to become a diva like her talented (and famous) elder sister.

One day, as Saya is singing in a karaoke box (alone — hitokara?), a guy named Takase Kazuki barges in. He claims to be a music producer but a skeptical Saya gives him the brush-off. Her Exit, Stage Left! is ruined when she accidentally steps on his glasses.

So to replace Takase's custom glasses (which cost 500 thousand yen), Saya has to work for Takase, singing whatever piece he shoves at her.

Baka-Updates Manga tags 16 Life Older Male Younger Female, in addition to the expected Music, Celebrities, Showbiz, Singer, Debt.

I preview the second 16 Life tank after the release list.

Mangazine: Cherry 54/2011 - Happy Sixth Anniversary!

Cherry 54/2011 (m&c!)

7 Cenchi!
© Nanajima Kana
Shogakukan [ChuChu]

The sixth anniversary edition of Cherry (Indonesian Sho-Comi/Ciao/ChuChu/Flowers) promises a lucky winner an invitation to a Cha no Yu at The Japan Foundation. Interested? If yes, GET! and write a unique Happy Anniversary greeting for Cherry. Wear a yukata when you go :D

I assumed last time that Nanajima Kana's 7 Centi! was close to wrapping because Cherry 53's Memory 9 installment came from 7 Cenchi! volume 3 of 3. 7 Centi! gracing the front cover this time strengthens that assumption (based on how m&c! usually features concluding series on the cover). If I'm wrong and it's not yet the finale, you get Memory 10, at the very least. Update: While Memory 10: Biar Kita Berpisah, Aku Tidak Kesepian!! (Hanare Banare demo Sabishikunai Mon!!?) does come from volume 3, it's not yet The End. What IS ending is Aoi Michiru's Super Sweet Honey, originally Sekai Seifuku ☆ Honey (Episode 4 this issue).

These other manga are continuing their serial runs: My Lovely Class Leader by Nishimura Tomoko (Episode 28 taken from Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou volume 9); Dawn Aria by Akaishi Michiyo (Episode 31 from Akatsuki no ARIA volume 9); I am not a Maid! by Iwaoka Meme (Episode 4 from Maid ja Naimon! volume 1); and Yomogi Loves Money? by Arai Kiyoko (Episode 5 from Yomogi Mochi Yaketa? volume 1). There's also Cold Love Pattern (Samugari na Koi Moyou), an Extra to Morita Yuki's She, Between He and Me/Kare to Kanojo to Kanojo.

Capping this sixth magaversary are sneak peaks into a couple of local KOLONI comics: The Butterfly Ink by Wina Oktavia dan Annisa Fadila Yusuf (Chapter 01 Yang Terbang, Yang Tak Mau Ditinggalkan) and My Premium Girl by H-San, both of which premiered last January.

[RE-STO]: I sed when Song of Love 8 of 8 streeted that it's not too late to invest in Fujita Maki's Eden no Trill series. Here's corroboration: m&c! restocks Song of Love volumes 1 through 7 this release.

m&c! manga (2011.06.28)

  1. [Series Premiere] 16 Life 1 of 2 by Aikawa Saki
  2. 16 Life 1 (m&c!)

    16 Life16LIFE」 by Aikawa Saki
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 1 (chapters 1-6) first published in Japan 2010.05

  3. [Premiere] 16 Life 2 of 2 by Aikawa Saki [Finale]
  4. 16 Life 2 (m&c!)

    Volume 2 (chapters 7-11) first published in Japan 2010.07

  5. My Kingdom (Ore-sama Kingdom) 3 of 4+ by Yagami Chitose
  6. My Kingdom 3 (m&c!)

    Ore-sama Kingdomオレ様キングダム
    by Yagami Chitose
    AKA Kings of My Love
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2010.11

  7. [Series Premiere] Song For My Sweet Home (Tadaima no Uta) 1 of 3+ by Fujimoto Yuuki
  8. Song For My Sweet Home 1 (m&c!)

    Tadaima no Utaただいまのうた」 by Fujimoto Yuuki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.12

m&c! manhwa (2011.06.28)

  1. Idol Shopping 9 of 12 by Hwang MiRee
  2. Idol Shopping 9 (m&c!)

    Idol Shopping아이돌 쇼핑
    by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang (Kkonnim), soonjung
    Volume 9 first published in Korea 2009.01

  3. [Series Premiere] Vanilla Frosting 1 of 2 by Romo [IDR 23,000]
  4. Vanilla Frosting 1 (m&c!)

    Vanilla Frosting바닐라 프로스팅
    by Romo
    Haksan, soonjung
    Volume 1 first published in Korea 2009.11

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mangazines (2011.06.28)

  • Cherry 54/2011

[RE-STO] Restocks (2011.06.28)

¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² All GN, including restocks, are priced at IDR 16,500 and manhwa are IDR 19,900/volume unless noted otherwise. Cherry 54 retails for IDR 27,500/issue.

New titles continued

16 Life 2 of 2 by Aikawa Saki [Finale]

16 Life 2 (m&c!)

16 Life © Aikawa Saki
Shogakukan [Sho-Comi]
Published in Indonesia by m&c!

Saya debuts as a singer (wow, that was fast). While shooting her PV, Saya is confronted by a girl insisting that Saya is nothing more than a replacement for Takase's ex-girlfriend. Although shaken, Saya resolves to sing out her love for Takase.

Will Takase reciprocate Saya's feelings?

m&c! has also published these other Aikawa Saki shoujo manga: You Can't Disappear From Me, Love After School and My Prince. I don't remember what m&c! titled Renai Joujou (AKA Slowly It Becomes Love; Japan release: 2006.12), but I know it was already published like, ice ages, ago. Secret Kiss (JP release: 2007.11) prolly already was, too.

I'm still waiting on m&c! to license the Ex-BF/love triangled Kimi to Koi no Tochuu (three volumes, released in Japan from November 2010 to May 2011) and The Morning After the Night Before and She gets a Possessive Lover who's also Mafia heir Iinchou no Himegoto (AKA The Committee Chairman's Secret; two volumes published between June and September 2008).

Aikawa Saki-sensei's current Sho-Comi serial is Naisho no Jikan, the Café, Cosplay premise of which makes me think: My Sweet Kaicho.

Song for My Sweet Home 1 of 3+ by Fujimoto Yuki

Hanadera Himawari would be a regular high schooler if she weren't so super busy. Himawari, the only daughter, has been looking after her sibs and the family home ever since her parents passed away. She doesn't complain because, despite some absence of material comforts, their family lacks nothing in the way of joy.

So let's take a peek at the warm Hanadera family life, shall we?

m&c! has published two other Fujimoto Yuuki heartwarmers before this: Sparkling Gingachou and My Sweet Neighbor, originally Tonari no Megane-kun, that remains till today, my favorite megane bishie manga~ ♡

Vanilla Frosting 1 of 2 by Romo

Arim wants to master cooking, so she apprentices herself to Hojo. But for the food genius, two cooks in the kitchen are one too many!

Teh bishie on Vanilla Frosting's front cover reminds me of Domoto Masayuki/Chaa-chan ♥ (Oh Butterfly Oh Flower).


My Kingdom 3 of 4+ by Yagami Chitose

Nono likes Kurosawa even more now, especially after their date at the theme park. A surprise awaits though when their school stages a Snow White drama.

(To whomever already translated the Indonesian blurb: Thank you :D)

Still not enuf? Here are the other 28 June 2011 manga and manhwa

  • Elex Media: Chinmi Other Story: Chinmi & Shie Fan by Maekawa Takeshi · Hayate The Combat Butler 25 · Kariage kun 43 · Otoboke Section Chief 12 · New Kobochan 7 · Detektif Conan Spesial 36 · Want You 10 of 10 · Doraemon Movie: Nobita & Pahlawan Bersayap (First and Last) by Fujiko F. Fujio
  • Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 7 · Soul Eater 8 · Team Medical Dragon 17 · X Blade 4 · Bronze Angel 3 · Psychometrist Eiji 21 · Bambino! 12 · Basara 18 · Death's Notice 7 · The Fugitive Lawyer Makoto Narita 6 of 6 · Kowloon's Seekers 1 of 3 by Nagasaki Takashi & Aoki Tomo · Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files 6 · Miso-Com 9 · Devil-Devil 2 · ARMS 20 · RRR 2 · Fight!! Ippo 83 · Cubitus - Nggak Pernah Mati!

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