This week

Manga street datesElex: 8.27 · Level: 8.27 · m&c!: 8.27
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Arpeggio of Blue Steel, weekdays, 10pm WIB [Series Finale] 28 August 2014, Thursday
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB

7.27.2011

Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 14, My Life 4, Cherry 55/2011 (m&c! 27 July 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Update: What's the stage after minimalism? Because that's where this release sked lands, with its additional m&c! artwork and NikBabble™ :D

Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 14 (m&c!)

Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei no Kassen © Sawada Hirofumi
Kodansha [Serialized in Monthly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia as Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War by Gramedia/m&c!

Yoshinaka ousts Heike from the capital, but his overweening ambition results in despotic excesses. The Kiso troops, too, begin oppressing the townfolk. To curb the tyranny, a mysterious group, concealing its members' identities behind lion masks, emerges...

I assume this Yoshinaka is the general who defeated the army of Taira no Koremori at the Battle of Kurikara Pass and marched to Kyoto. I really should read Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War, but catching up with 14 Genpei War tankou, plus the 22-volume prequel—volumes 17 through 22 of which are individually restocked this street date—fazes me. >.< (More on the Restocks below.)

Elsewhere, the case of Kotori's murder cracks wide open in —

My Life 4 of 5 by Momochi Reiko

Three years have passed since Kotori's murder. Her case file is gathering dust, and people's memories are short. Nobara spends her days listless as evidence proving Gotouda's guilt remains elusive. Only her friend Himeno's miscarriage rouses her from her lethargy.

Nobara goes to Himeno's boyfriend Murase's apartment to fetch some things for the hospitalized Himeno, only to discover there a DVD recording of Kotori's last moments...

Even sight unseen, am willing to bet that the penultimate My Life ends in an evil cliffie. My suggest: Wait till 10 August for the finale to street.

m&c! mangazines: Cherry 55/2011

Cherry 55/2011 (m&c!)

Premieres I Love Dog and You by Ichikawa Show and Always by Your Side by Nakamura Sayumi

Sawry, I don't know from which Sho-Comi/ Ciao/ ChuChu/ Flowers shoujo manga Cherry 55's cover comes from, but that doesn't really matter (much) right now, does it? The moar important thing — the two debuts noted above.

About I Love Dog and You
I speculate that I Love Dog and You is Ichikawa Show's Inu Jikan犬じかん」, first serialized in Sho-Comi. Only three chapters long, Inu Jikan follows Riku, a girl who prefers the company of Canis lupis familiaris to that of (male) Homo sapiens. And it just so happens that the most popular boy in school not only has the word ‘dog’ in his name but owns three large dogs too! Will love bloom? [Excerpted from Baka-Updates Manga's Inu Jikan description]

The tankou compiling AKA Dog Time also collects a pair of one-shots, Amakuchi koigokoro and Himitsu no chikara. (Adding the latter two on the off chance the m&c! serializes them later.)

Before I Love Dog and You, m&c! also serialized Color of Sky, Color of Love that I rated a “shocking” 5.75 on a scale of 10 (considering how much I wub Ichikawa Show-sensei's Let's Go Home). For other Ichikawa Show manga, see after the release list.

About Always by Your Side
Meanwhile, Nakamura Sayumi's Always by Your Side is most likely Itsumo Soba ni Koi no Utaいつもそばに恋のうた」 ex-ChuChu, originally compiled 2010.04. Can't understand Gugel's translation of the Japanese synop, but a much-wubbed love song figures in a certain couple's life.

For other Nakamura Sayumi manga, please scroll down.

Additionally, m&c! includes Glasses In Love among the Cherry 55 titles, but I have no clue about its original title nor its manga-ka. If you know, please leave me a comment.

These other manga (for sure) continue their serial runs: Yomogi Loves Money? (Yomogi Mochi Yaketa?) by Arai Kiyoko; Dawn Aria (Akatsuki no ARIA) by Akaishi Michiyo; My Lovely Class Leader (Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou) by Nishimura Tomoko (volume 2 is skedded for this 10 August, btw); and I am not a Maid! (Maid ja Naimon!) by Iwaoka Meme.

m&c! also sneaks in a sneak peek into the local KOLONI series Satu Atap by Azisa Noor, a comedy set in a Bandung boarding house populated by not-quite human residents. (Two volumes released as per July 2010.)

☂ [RE-STO] Restocks of restocks, unless they didn't restock per m&c!'s plan?

m&c! manga (2011.07.27)

  1. My Life (Inochi) 4 of 5 by Momochi Reiko
  2. My Life 4 (m&c!)

    Inochiいのち」 by Momochi Reiko
    Kodansha Dessert, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2010.04

  3. Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War (Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei no Kassen) 14 of 16+ by Sawada Hirofumi

m&c! mangazines (2011.07.27)

  • Cherry 55/2011

Hong Kong manhua (2011.07.27)

  1. Long Hu Men - The Next Level 5: Berebut Supremasi by Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty)
  2. The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Two by Tony Wong and Dick Kwong (Jade Dynasty)

[RE-STO] Restocked (2011.07.27)


¹ Source: m&c! (release advisory and covers)
² All GN, including reissues and restocks, are priced at IDR 16,500 each. Long Hu Men - The Next Level 5 retails for IDR 70,000, while The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Two carries a price tag of IDR 95,000. Cherry 55/2011 SRP is IDR 27,500.

Other Ichikawa Show manga
m&c! has already published Let's Go Home (Ouchi e Kaerou; JP release: 2007.12) and Color of Sky, Color of Love (Sora-iro Koi-iro; 2009.06). Inu Jikan was published in Japan 2008.10. More recent Ichikawa Show Sho-Comi anthologies are the Childhood Friends, Modeling, Older Female/Younger Male Koakuma Lion (2010.10) that includes one-shots Renai@Home and the Appearances Deceive Life+B and the Childhood Promise, First Love Hatsukoi no Itazura (2011.06), which also collects the 2007-vintage Hobby Hobby Sho-Comi one-shot.

Then there are the two chapters only Lingerie Logic (also ex-Sho-Comi) and Ichikawa-sensei's contribution to the 2011.03 Sho-Comi Flower Comics anthology Nē, atashi no koto suki nan desho?, in which she shares top billing with Nanajima Kana-sensei whose Cherry-serialized 7 Centi! (Memory 10 in Cherry 54) seems to have finished, based on its absence from m&c!'s title listing.

Other Nakamura Sayumi manga
Always by Your Side is Nakamura Sayumi's latest compilation (2010.04). m&c! has published Finding My Destiny/A.ka.i.i.to (restocked last April; original JP release: 2008.10); Hoshi Star (Hoshiori; 2008.02); 5PM I Fall in Love (PM 5:00 - Koi Ochiru Toki; 2007.08); The Shortest Poetry For You (Sekaiichi Mijikai Uta wo Kimi ni; 2006.12); and Please, Stop the Time (Toki Nazumi, Futari Nazumu; 2006.07). Her work is also included in the 16-sai Kiss anthology (along with works by Miyasaka Kaho, Minami Kanan, Fukami Sakana, Ibuki Kaede, Satsuki Mikiko and Yuina Haga), but the Indonesian First Kiss was published by Level Comics.

m&c! manhua

  • Long Hu Men The Next Level 5 by Tony Wong: Berebut Supremasi: Newbie Chen Aoyun begins to see how power struggles can ignite anytime in a large organization and realizes his own impotence. Apparently, assuming the mantle of The Bad Guy isn't as easy as he thought...
  • The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Two by Tony Wong and Dick Kwong: Wang Kuhai's strength levels up and with the 9 Deaths technique, he's ready to visit payback on Wang Fenglei!

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

Level Comics: Bronze Angel 4 · Magister Negi Magi 26 · Hotaru's Light 12 · Lost Man 3 · Blade of Immortal 17 · Kowloon's Seekers 2 · Haruka 17 V12 · Karakuri Circus 3 · The Ravages of Time 11

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