Bronze Angel 4, Magister Negi Magi 26, Hotaru's Light 12 (Level Comics 27 July 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Update: Cleared the WIP dust to reveal the rest of Level Comics' manga covers and NikBabble™.)

Bronze Angel 4 (Level Comics)

Bronze no Tenshi © Saito Chiho/Shogakukan [Serialized in Flowers]
Published in Indonesia as Bronze Angel by Elex Media/Level Comics

While attending the royal ball with Pushkin, Natalya is asked to pair up with d'Anthes and dance with the emperor and empress. Although initially wary of d'Anthes, Natalya begins to open up her heart to the French officer. This marks the start of a genius poet's wife's forbidden love for the lonely soldier.

Bronze Angel editor Sina-san squees over the beginning of Natalya's thrilling affair ...>0< Kyaaa~

Magister Negi Magi 26 of 35+ by Akamatsu Ken

Negi and Kotaro advance to the tournament finals, only to face Kagetaro and his new partner, Rakan of the Thousand Blades. Cornered into desperation by his inability to defeat the invincible Rakan, Negi turns to Eva and his father's friends for training help. Meanwhile, Fate and his accomplice successfully trap Asuna and Anya.

Editor Adisti-san can only proffer: Magister Negi Magi 26 is finally here; sorry for the long wait. ^^;;

Negima 26 compiles chapters 232 through 240: Episode 1: ‘Rakan's Journey ’ - Continued Furthur, Episode 1: ‘Rakan's Journey! Forever ’, Captured Imperial Princess, Advent of the Goddess of Breasts , Nagi/Kojiro Team, Head Out!, The Legend's Urgent Entry!!, Declaration of Utter Defeat!?, Massing of Troops Courageous Allies and All Ready! Crush Rakan. [*NOT Level's chapter titles]

Moar previews after the release list.

Level Comics manga and manhua (2011.07.27)

  1. Blade of Immortal (Mugen no Juunin) 17 of 27+ by Samura Hiroaki
  2. LC: Blade of Immortal 17

    Mugen no Juunin無限の住人
    by Samura Hiroaki
    Kodansha Afternoon, seinen
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 2004.11

    Volume 17 chapters:
    Dai Hyaku Roku Maku Jakura (Sono Ni)
    Dai Hyaku Nana Maku Jakura (Sono San)
    Dai Hyaku Hachi Maku Jakura (Sono Yon)
    Dai Hyaku Kyū Maku Kachihadashi (Sono Ichi)
    Dai Hyaku Jū Maku Kachihadashi (Sono Ni)
    Dai Hyaku Jū Ichi Maku Kachihadashi (Sono San)
    Dai Hyaku Jū Ni Maku Kachihadashi (Sono Yon)
    Dai Hyaku Jū San Maku Kachihadashi (Sono Go)

    1997 Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Prize

    Other languages
    English Blade of the Immortal (Dark Horse Comics: 23 volumes per 2011.02 • Volume 24: Massacre street date: 2011.11.08), French (Casterman: L'habitant de l'infini tome 25 per 2010.10 • Tome 26 shipped 2011.06), Italian (Planet Manga), German and Polish (Egmont), Portuguese (Conrad Brazil) and Swedish (Schibsted Förlagen Sverige AB; serialized in Manga Mania)

    A 13-episode anime starring seiyuu Seki Tomokazu (Manji) and Satou Rina (Rin) aired in Japan on AT-X from July to December 2008.

    The 小説無限の住人 刃獣異聞/Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon novel written by Ohsako Junichi and illustrated by Samura Hiroaki was published under the KC Novels imprint in 2008.07 and by Dark Horse Comics in 2009.11.

    The 艶(あだ)浪 「無限の住人」画集/The Art of Blade of the Immortal illustration book was released 2008.06 in Japan, 2010.06 in North America by Dark Horse.

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

    Bronze no Tenshiブロンズの天使
    by Saito Chiho
    Shogakukan Flowers, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2005.10

    Other versions
    Rereleased in five bunko volumes (per 2011.03)

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

  5. Haruka 17 volume 12 of 19 by Yamazaki Sayaka
  6. LC: Haruka 17 vol.12

    Haruka 17はるか17」 by Yamazaki Sayaka
    Kodansha Morning, seinen
    Volume 12 first published in Japan 2006.07

    A 10-episode live-action drama starring Hirayama Aya (Miyamae Haruka) aired on TV Asahi from July to September 2005.

  7. Hotaru's Light (Hotaru no Hikari) 12 of 15 by Hiura Satoru
  8. LC: Hotaru's Light 12

    Hotaru no Hikariホタルノヒカリ
    by Hiura Satoru
    Kodansha Kiss, josei
    Volume 12 first published in Japan in 2008.09

    The 11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix award-winning Glow of Fireflies live-action adaptation aired between July and September 2007 on NTV. The 10-episode drama starred Ayase Haruka ((Amemiya Hotaru) and Fujiki Naohito (Takano Seiichi). The pair reprised their roles in the 11-episode second season that aired between July and September 2010 on the same network.

  9. Karakuri Circus 3 of 43 by Fujita Kazuhiro
  10. LC: Karakuri Circus 3

    Karakuri Circusからくりサーカス
    by Fujita Kazuhiro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 3 (chapters 18-26) first published in Japan 2001.10

    Other languages
    French (Delcourt: Karakuri Circus Tome 21 per 2007.12)

  11. Kowloon's Seekers (Shin Kijou no Kowloon) 2 of 3 by Aoki Tomo & Nagasaki Takashi
  12. LC: Kowloon's Seekers 2

    Shin Kijou no Kowloon真 机上の九龍 中
    by Aoki Tomo & Nagasaki Takashi
    AKA Shin Kijou no Kuryuu
    Shinchosha Comic Bunch, seinen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.08

    Related series
    Prequel: Kijou no Kowloon (one volume published under Shogakukan's Big Comics Special imprint; 2002.12)

  13. Lost Man 3 of 13+ by Kusaba Michiteru
  14. LC: Lost Man 3

    Lost ManLOST MAN
    by Kusaba Michiteru
    Shogakukan Young Sunday (later moved to Big Comic Spirits after 31 July 2008), shounen
    Volume 3 (chapters 19-27) first published in Japan 2009.01

  15. Magister Negi Magi (Mahou Sensei Negima!) 26 of 35+ by Akamatsu Ken
  16. LC: Magister Negi Magi 26

    Mahou Sensei Negima!魔法先生ネギま!
    by Akamatsu Ken
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 26 (chapters 232-240) first published in Japan 2009.05

    Other languages
    English Negima! (Del Rey until volume 28 and Kodansha Comics: volume 29 per 2011.05 and volume 30 by 2011.07.19 • volume 31 street date: 2011.09.20 (US) and Chuang Yi Singapore: MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, Volume 27 per 2011.02), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 魔法老师 #31 per 2010.10), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 魔法老師! 33 per 2011.04), French (Pika Édition: Tome 31 shipped 2011.06 • Tome 32 street date: 2011.08.17), Spain (Glènat España), Germany (Egmont Manga & Anime; Band 30 shipped 2011.05 • Band 31 street date: 2011.08), Norway (Schibsted Forlag), Brazil (Editora JBC) and Croatia (Algoritam).

    A 26-episode anime TV series starring seiyuu Satou Rina as Negi Springfield (January-June 2005), three pre-anime OAVs (2004), two post TV series OAVs (Mahou Sensei Negima!: Haru and Mahou Sensei Negima!: Natsu, 2006.10.25 and 2006.11.22), an alternate retelling anime series (Negima!?, 2006.10-2007.03), OADs or Original Animation Disc bundled with the manga (Mahou Sensei Negima!: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba, 2008.08.17-2009.02.17; Mahou Sensei Negima!: Mō Hitotsu no Sekai, 2009.09.17, 2009.12.17, 2010.05.17 and 2010.07.17; and Mahou Sensei Negima! ~Ariadone-hen~ per 2010.11.17), an anime movie for the Magic World arc expected to premiere in 2011 and a live-action drama (TV Tokyo, 2007.10-2008.03)

  17. The Ravages of Time (Huo Feng Liao Yuan) 11 of 42+ by Chan Mou
  18. LC: The Ravages of Time 11

    Sanguozhi Qunxiongzhuan: Huo Feng Liao Yuan火鳳燎原
    by Chan Mou
    AKA Fiery Phoenix Burns Steppes
    Tong Li New Youth, seinen

    Other languages/serializations
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 火凤燎原 41 released 2011.05) and Japanese (Media Factory 三国志群雄伝 火鳳燎原 volume 9 per 2009.12; serialized in Comic Sangokushi). The manhua is also released in Mainland China, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

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¹ Sources: Elex STO 27 July 2011 (release schedule) and Level Comics, Komikologi, Gramedia Shop and Angelzon (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 18,500 except Blade of Immortal 17, Haruka 17 vol.12 and Kowloon's Seekers 2 (IDR 19,500).
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).


☆ Blade of Immortal 17 of 27+ by Samura Hiroaki

Mad doctor Ayame Burando continues the immortality experiments even as police capture Isaku. What terrible discovery do Rin and Doa make on their mission to save Manji—still imprisoned by the Mugai-ryū—and Isaku?

Blade of Immortal editor Sina-san wonders: Can Burando unlock the secret of immortality? Can Rin rescue Manji? If you're as curious, GET! and check it out !\^0^/

☆ Haruka 17 vol 12 of 19 by Yamazaki Sayaka

Nanako's abusive ex shows up again, this time blackmailing Nanako with the power of the press. Learning of the threat, Boss Fukuhara tries to protect Nanako. Meanwhile, Haruka, in the middle of shooting of a new drama, accepts Fine Pro's offer to jump ship.

Haruka 17 editor Lenny-san observes that Haruka's acting once again provokes a new trial from Fine Pro.

☆ Hotaru's Light 12 of 15 by Hiura Satoru

The miniskirted vixen Aoi and her daughter Sumire sneak into the life of The Dried Fish. After learning that they're the wife and child of Seiichi's friend who passed away, Hotaru calms down. But not for long; Aoi shocks Hotaru by proclaiming she will seize both the house and Seiichi.

Does this mean The Dried Fish will lose her precious sanctuary once more?

Other 27 July 2011 highlights

  • Karakuri Circus 3 by Fujita Kazuhiro: Narumi and Shirogane struggle to save Masaru from his kidnappers, but are hindered by mechanical traps at every turn. Meanwhile, despite being under heavy guard, Masaru resolves to fight for himself. Who will win the fierce battle before the time bomb goes Kaboom!?
  • Kowloon's Seekers 2 by Aoki Tomo & Nagasaki Takashi: Twenty years ago, Kyu's mother lost her life at the hands of the Kowloon Ripper. Kyu's present client revives the nightmare by supplying the police fresh clues. Can the sadistic serial killer be put away for good?
  • Lost Man 3 by Kusaba Michiteru: Fazenda FC finds a new hero in Matsumoto who brings the club victory after victory. So why does Sakazaki enter into a deal with the owner of Team Locust, Fazenda's next opponent? Will Matsumoto accept the new development without protest?
  • The Ravages of Time 11 by Chan Mou: Rival camps clash. Cao Cao battles Liu Bei and Guo Jia fights Liaoyuan Huo in the forest and mountain fastness. Liaoyuan Huo evinces confidence in the Fight Fire with Fire strategy, but someone comes to collect a blood debt. Who is it?

Still not enuf? Here are the other 27 July 2011 manga, manhwa and manhua

Elex Media: Vampire Knight 7 · One Piece 59 · Natsume Yujincho 1 by Midorikawa Yuki · Godhand Teru 33 · Mixim 11 vol.3 · Smash! 3 · Vinland Saga 5 · Kisah Edo di Abad 21 vol.3 · New Kobochan 8 · Culdcept 6 · Cute Children 17 · Princess Resurrection 3 · Doraemon 10 · Hitohira 5 · Crows 19 · SL: Geng Bokek by Annisa Nisfihani · Inazuma Eleven 4 · A Story of Heroes 37 of 37 · Casting 2 · Nakayoshi Gress! 7/2011 · Shonen Star 13/2011

m&c!: Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 14 · My Life 4 · Long Hu Men - Next Level 5 · The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Two · Cherry 55/2011

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


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