This week

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

6.22.2011

Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 13, Song of Love 8 of 8, My Life 3 (m&c! 22 June 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Also, all the Bleach box sets you can shake a Shirosaki—or even a regular Ichigo—at ^_^

Song of Love 8 (m&c!)

Eden no Trill © Fujita Maki/Akita Shoten
[Serialized in Princess]
Published in Indonesia as Song of Love by Gramedia/m&c!

“Someday, you, too, will leave Eri.”

Kyoko's words trouble Ritsu, but Ritsu decides to behave as if nothing's amiss. Determined to improve, she practices her singing exercises to avoid disturbing Eiri's piano playing. As always though, disaster finds Ritsu with metronome predictability.

So goes this Song of Love finale tease (with a LOT of additions from Kazé's Trill on Eden tome 8 blurb). That love's trill eventually triumps in uniting two contrary hearts is a given.

Song of Love 8 compiles Phrase 35 through 37 (Last Phrase) and the two-part extra Obbligato 1 and 2. New to Fujita Maki's Eden no Trill? Ain't too late; m&c! restocks volumes 1 through 7 this 28 June.

As for the #1 DO WANT! (which doesn't grab the headline pix because I already led with it the last time) —

Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 13 of 15+ by Sawada Hirofumi

Newly-wed Hyota (Yoshitsune) finds some peace in Kamakura, but not for long. Over in Kurikara, Minamoto no Yoshinaka prepares to face a hundred thousand Heike troops. Will Hyota have to fight in this historic battle at Kurikara Pass?

BTW, if you missed the Shanaou Yoshitsune prequel, m&c! plans to box up volumes 1-6, 7-12, 13-17 and 18-22—that's the complete series—and ship 'em this 6 July.

Speaking of box sets...

Box sets: Bleach 25-30

Bleach, Volumes 25-30 box set (m&c!)

Bleach © Kubo Tite/Shueisha [Shonen Jump]

m&c! bundles Bleach 25: No Shaking Throne (in which Ichigo is forced to ask the Visored for training), through to Bleach 30: There Is No Heart Without You (Rukia comes face to face with a blast from her past: her former squad lieutenant, Shiba Kaien). The set retails for IDR 95,000.

Missed any of the volumes before 25? Check out this release list Restocks. (They're also IDR 95,000 per six-volume set.)

New m&c! titles

m&c! wraps up Shiumi Saki's Koigokoro or The Awakening of Love mini-series with When Love Is Blooming; launches the sequel to Wang Fenglei's story, The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 (Wang Fenglei recovers from injuries sustained in the battle against the Sword Demon and prepares to to take on new foes); and introes a new shoujo series from Takagi Shigeyoshi, Film Girl.

When Love Is Blooming needs no introduction if you've already read the prequels When Love is Hiding (also restocked this release) and When Love is Growing. Basically, Ritsuka dukes it out with “rival” Aizawa-sensei. Lina-chan rates this a 7 of 10. I concur.

The Hijiri × Ritsuka romance takes three chapters—Blended Love, Jealous Love and Blooming Love—to conclude. The final Admire Love one-shot is the story of Ritsuka's friend. (I give it a 6 of 10, readable but not emotionally resonant.)

Film Girl, meanwhile, stars Ordinary High School Student Nakamura Mei, who bumps into the bishie model Shirou and is shocked to find out Le Smexy Shirou is a Mei is my wife! otaku. (He's been crushing on her from the time she was a child model.) Lina-chan gives Film Girl 1 an 8 of 10 ♥ and recommends it as a GET!. I give it 7.25, the fraction simply because of Industrial-Grade Pretty :D

m&c! has also published Takagi Shigeyoshi Pure Awwwsome-ness Flower in A Storm and Kingdom of the Beast, from which the one-shot Bitter Trap is Teh Lurve :D

m&c! manga (2011.06.22)

  1. Aoizaka Baseball Club (Saikyou! Toritsu Aoizaka Koukou Yakyuubu) 20 of 26 by Tanaka Motoyuki
  2. Aoizaka Baseball Club 20 (m&c!)

    Saikyou! Toritsu Aoizaka Koukou Yakyuubu
    最強!都立あおい坂高校野球部
    AKA Aoizaka High School Baseball Club
    by Tanaka Motoyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 20 first published in Japan 2009.05

    Awards
    Winner, Best Shounen Manga, 2008 Kodansha Manga Awards

  3. [Series Premiere] Film Girl 1 of 2 by Takagi Shigeyoshi
  4. Film Girl 1 (m&c!)

    Film Girlフィルムガール」 by Takagi Shigeyoshi
    Hakusensha LaLa and LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 1 (Stories 1-5 and omake) first published in Japan 2010.06

  5. My Life (Inochi) 3 of 5 by Momochi Reiko
  6. My Life 3 (m&c!)

    Inochiいのち」 by Momochi Reiko
    Kodansha Dessert, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2009.11

  7. Neon Genesis Evangelion Iron Maiden the 2nd (Shinseiki Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend 2nd) 6 of 6 by Hayashi Fumino/GAINAX · khara [Finale]
  8. Neon Genesis Evangelion Iron Maiden the 2nd 6 (m&c!)

    Shinseiki Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend 2nd
    新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 鋼鉄のガールフレンド2nd
    by Hayashi Fumino/GAINAX · khara
    Kadokawa Shoten Asuka, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2005.12

    Other languages
    English Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days (ADV; six volumes)

    Related
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (adapted from; 12 volumes as at 2010.04)

  9. Pudding in Love (Koi suru Purin!) 2 of 5 by Shinozuka Hiromu
  10. Pudding in Love 2 (m&c!)

    Koi suru Purin!恋するプリン!
    by Shinozuka Hiromu
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.03

    Serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Cherry (concluded)

  11. Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War (Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei no Kassen) 13 of 15+ by Sawada Hirofumi
  12. Song of Love (Eden no Trill) 8 of 8 by Fujita Maki [Finale]
  13. Song of Love 8 (m&c!)

    Eden no Trill楽園のトリル」 by Fujita Maki
    Akita Shoten Princess, shoujo
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2010.03

    Other languages
    English Trill on Eden (Go! Comi; cancelled), French (Kazé Editions Trill on Eden tome 8 shipped 2010.12)

  14. [Premiere] When Love is Blooming (Koigokoro Kyoumeichuu) by Shiumi Saki
  15. When Love is Blooming (m&c!)

    Koigokoro Kyoumeichuu: The Resonance of Love
    恋心・キョウメイ中 」 by Shiumi Saki
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.04

    Related series
    Prequels: When Love is Hiding (Koikokoro Senpukuchuu: The Latency Period of Love; JP release: 2008.02) and When Love is Growing (Koigokoro Koushinchuu: The Evolution of Love; 2008.08)

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Box Set (2011.06.22)

  • [Box set] Bleach, volumes 25-30 (of 50+) by Kubo Tite

Hong Kong manhua (2011.06.22)

  1. Long Hu Men - Next Level 4: Telapak Mayat Dingin by Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty) [IDR 70,000]
  2. [Series Premiere] The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book One by Tony Wong and Dick Kwong (Jade Dynasty) [IDR 95,000]

[RE-STO] Restocked (2011.06.22)

¹ Source: m&c! (covers and release advisory)
² All GN, including restocks, are priced at IDR 16,500 and all box sets are IDR 95,000/set unless noted otherwise.

Featured

My Life 3 of 5 by Momochi Reiko

“I don't need an apology. What I want is the murderer hanged!”

The murder trial of Nobara's twin acquits her suspected killer of the crime. The distraught Nobara later gets ahold of Gotouda's driver's license, and she goes to confront him. But when she reaches his house, only a man named Murase greets her.

Who is Murase? Could he be Gotouda with a new face, care of plastic surgery? Even as Nobara suspects as much, someone decides she's asking too many questions and shoves her off a train platform...

Lina-chan thumbs down the latest My Life development as sinetronish and suggests that either you Rent first ( ・(ェ)・) or do not read at all (○`ε´○).

Neon Genesis Evangelion Ironmaiden 2nd 6 of 6 by Hayashi Fumino

Original story: GAINAX · khara

Years pass, and the students of EVA Academy have grown up. They reunite — with the feeling of angelic days still fresh in their...

...livers, whoops, I mean, hearts :D

The rest of the ongoing series

Still not enuf? Here are the other 22 June 2011 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Ciuman Dewa 5 · Spiral The Bonds of Reason 13 · The Moonlight That Surrounds Me 1 by Hiwatari Saki · Twinkle Stars 1 by Takaya Natsuki · Mokke 3 · Arsène Lupin 2 · Mystery Bride 4 · Doraemon 8 · Casting 1 by KITT & Park SangYong · Hitohira 4 · Ruler of The Land 52 · Western Shotgun 37 · Kariage kun, Vols. 21-30 box set · Nakayoshi 6/2011 · Shonen Star 11/2011

Level Comics: The Black Swindler 13 · The Drops of God 5 · Air Gear 22 · Eternal Sabbath 3 · Rainbow 21 · Homunculus 11 · Blue Seal 1 by Shinohara Chie · Karakuri Circus 2 · Zipang 6 · Smurf Reporter · Jojo - Janji Persahabatan

Iamque opus exegi,
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