Added late-breaking Pokémon - Giratina and The Sky Warrior, the mangafication of the second Diamond & Pearl movie that surprisingly reappears as a newb. (originally advised in September 2010; don't tell me it didn't issue then and is only releasing naaaw?)
07-GHOST © Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino/Ichijinsha [Serialized in Comic Zero-Sum]
Karneval © Mikanagi Touya/Ichijinsha [Serialized in Comic Zero-Sum]
Vagabond © Inoue Takehiko/Kodansha [Serialized in Morning]
Published in Singapore by Chuang Yi
No one can convince me that this 07-GHOST latest wasn't prompted by the anime's upcoming Animax premiere (12 July). Not when Chuang Yi's prior advised sked was (also) the 12th. Yes, call me a conspiracy theorist :D
Protagonists of Chuang Yi's 7.05 manga have "Dates with Destiny": Teito comes face to face with his past and future in 07-GHOST 8; Nai and Gareki confront their helplessness in Karneval 4; and Musashi emerges from his one-year reprieve from Yoshioka in VAGABOND 25. (Longer previews after the release list.)
- 07-GHOST 8 of 12+ by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino
- Karneval 4 of 7+ by Mikanagi Touya
- Pokémon - Giratina and The Sky Warrior (Pokémon: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Shaymin) by Hijioka Makoto
- VAGABOND 25 of 33+ by Inoue Takehiko
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Simplified Chinese manga (2011.07.05)
- 结界师 (Kekkaishi) #34 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow
- 史上最强之弟子兼一 (Shijou Saikyou no Denshi Kenichi) #42 of 43+ by Matsuena Syun
Chuang Yi previews
(Chapter titles are *NOT* Chuang Yi's; only provided for reference)
SRP: SGD 8.90
Teito's lost memories are finally unlocked in the Kingdom of Raggs. With his destiny revealed, Teito is more determined than ever to fight for his salvation. Elsewhere, Castor and the others begin to question the motives behind Fia Kreuz's movements, and with Lance's power, enter the Memoirs of Cuvere in search of the real truth, one that could shatter the very core of their beliefs...
07-GHOST 8 compiles chapters 42-47:
The Unattainable Madness,
Kagome, Kagome and
The Same Hands.
SRP: SGD 8.90
Yogi goes berserk in the battle of Rinole, driving the enemies away. However, in the chaos, Tsukumo is kidnapped before Nai's eyes, and Yogi eventually collapses into a coma, driving home to Nai and Gareki just how helpless they are. In light of Airship Two's losses, Nai and Gareki are reassigned to Airship One, and Gareki takes the chance to learn more about the secret behind the powers wielded by the members of Circus. In the meantime, as Tsukumo attempts to escape from her captors, she encounters the person whom Nai has been looking for all this time...!
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Shaymin, the peaceful Gratitude Pokemon, lives happily in forests and fields of flowers. But one day Shaymin is accidentally drawn into a battle between the Legendary Pokemon Giratina and Diala. Whisked away far from home, Shaymin is found by Ash, Dawn and Brock, who soon discover that this new Pokemon is full of surprises! Of course Team Rocket wants to get their hands on Shaymin, and so does a mysterious man named Zero. Even Giratina is in hot pursuit of this little Pokemon - and just what do Giratina and Shaymin have to do with the dimension known as the Reverse World?
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Miyamoto Musashi, a man striving for enlightenment by the way of the sword, is destined to become the most renowned samurai of all time. At last, the long-awaited rematch between Musashi and the leader of the mighty Yoshioka School is at hand. Literally head and shoulders above Musashi, Yoshioka Denshichiro granted Musashi a reprieve of one year for a rematch. Now the time is up, and the climax to Musashi's epic clash with the Yoshioka is about to come to a bloody finale - or will it? Within one year's time, Musashi has grown wise and stronger, but can he really bring this spiral of blood and killing to an end?
Kekkaishi © Tanabe Yellow/Shogakukan [First serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Shijou Saikyou no Denshi Kenichi © Matsuena Syun/Shogakukan [Serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Published in Singapore as 结界师 and 史上最强之弟子兼一 by Chuang Yi
Here's Chuang Yi's synopsis:
I don't have an English equivalent, but I do have Kekkaishi's chapter 326-335 titles:
The Night Before,
A Sudden Change.
So Chuang Yi only has one more volume to go. What's betting you get 结界师 #35 in or around October? (Basing my speculation on the May to July lag between the Japanese 結界師 ３４ and Chuang Yi's 结界师 第34 集. Kekkaishi 35 is scheduled for a 2011.08.18 release in Japan.)
As with Kekkaishi, don't have the English translation of the 史上最强之弟子兼一 #42 preview (but then, if you're reading the Chinese version, you don't really need it, do you? :D). Still, can't pass up on supplying volume 42's Battles 388-397 titles:
Spirit Of Disciple,
Screams Of The Heart,
The Grand Conclusion,
The Depths of The Heart,
Those Forced To Stand Up,
The Absolute Basics,
The Path Of Power and
Farewell To The Death God.
The Japanese Shijou Saikyou no Denshi Kenichi 42 streeted last April; the succeeding volume came out a month later.
Next Chuang Yi release: 19 July 2011 (Tuesday)
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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