Based on the final Sky Blue Beach 6 cover, I'm assuming that Tomo ends up with...
Sorairo Kaigan © Yamada Nanpei/Hakusensha
[First serialized in Bessatsu Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia as Sky Blue Beach by Gramedia/m&c!
I'm prolly jumping the gun on The End to this seaside romance. Blurb —
The craft show ends in success, and Tomo, too, resolves to tell Riku how she feels. Tento, meanwhile, gets a shot of courage from Tomo's 'fess-up determination and tries to reconcile with his mom. He also confesses his ten-years-in-the-making feelings for Tomo.
Count yourself lucky to live in Indonesia. You get Sky Blue Beach closure, whatever 'ship it may canonize. That's three-fold what English Skyblue Shore readers get, as no other publisher has stepped up (far as I know) to continue Yamada Nanpei's series beyond the volume two released by TOKYOPOP prior to its shut down of American operations.
Sono Kuchibiru, Itadakimasu
© Shiraishi Yuki
Published in Indonesia as
Let Me Kiss You by m&c!
Four shorts comprise Let Me Kiss You, originally Shiraishi Yuki's Sono Kuchibiru, Itadakimasu, first serialized in Sho-Comi. The
Let Me Kiss You title story follows Poor Girl Sana, targeting Smart Guy Aki for the mole on his lower lip. Why? Because people say a beauty mark on teh kisser means you won't ever have to worry about money. Imagine Sana's shock when she discovers that Aki is equally impoverished. O.o What else is left but to win the school's Best Couple Contest with Aki, for the grand (and droolable) prize of a year's worth of free lunches? [Additions from Intercross's Sono Kuchibiru, Itadakimasu description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]
To preview the other one-shots: the Confessed to the Wrong Guy
Don't Say You Love Me! (
Sukitte Iccha ×× Nandesu!); the Short Girl/Tall Boy, Bickering Pretend Lovers
Parallel Love!! (
Narabuna Kiken!!); and the Unexpected Confession
This Can't Be Love! (
Koi ni Nante Naranai!), follow the link to Baka-Updates Manga.
m&c! already published Shiraishi Yuki's Naughty Boyfriend, Catwalk Romance and Princess Love Secret standalones, as well as the Rival Next Door series. With Let Me Kiss You's premiere, I only have to wait for the
Reverse Harem, Animal Transformation, Cat Girls Bokura no Himitsu wo Kyouyuu shiyou ka? (includes the
Colorful Shounen to Monochrome na Atashi and
Itoshi no Hime-chan one-shots; JP release: 2011.05); the
Childhood friends, Tomboy, Twins Love Zipper (2010.11); and the megane,
live in lover, tutor Maruoka-san Chi no Kyouikugakari (2010.05). Gee. Stalk much? :P
☂ [RE-STO]: m&c! restocks the complete Shanaou Yoshitsune box sets I advised when Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 13 premiered. (If you only need piecemeal volumes, wait till 13 July when volumes 1 through 10 are individually restocked and/or 20 July for volumes 11 through 16.) Also, some Love is Everywhere manga (ex-m&c!'s Valentine 2011 salvo) reappear, two of which we reviewed and gave a minimum of 8 of 10 ♥. Now's your chance to collect. (I provide links to our reviews.) Omitted from my list the restocked shoujo standalones duplicated in the 20 July schedule (Cold Heart by Hoshimori Yukimo; Moon Love's Secret by Taamo; OMG! by Aoki Kotomi), that I presume were postponed.
- [Premiere] Let Me Kiss You (Sono Kuchibiru, Itadakimasu) by Shiraishi Yuki
- Sky Blue Beach (Sorairo Kaigan) 6 of 6 by Yamada Nanpei [Finale]
[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
- Pedang Maha Dewa - fore story series V - God of the Gods 2 of 4 by Tony Wong
- Check Mate by Yukiriko
- The Cute One Beside Me (Watashi no Tonari ni Cute na Kimi) by Miyake Madoka [8 of 10 ♥ Review]
- Glasses Boys' Lovers (Maruhi Megane Danshi Kurabu) by Kawamaru Shin [9 of 10 ♥ Review]
- Gorgeous Twins (Gokujou Twins) by Shiiba Nana
- Love is Sweet ♥ (Vampire no Okiniiri) by Kumaki Eri
- My Prince (Ore-sama Ouji) by Aikawa Saki
- Say Yes (Suki nara Sukitte ieyo) by Ohya Kazumi
- Secret Scandal (Himitsu de Scandal) by Shigano Iori
- Takoyaki Princess by Mizuho Rina
- Together With You (Kimi to Issho!?) by Morita Yuki
- Box set: Shanaou Yoshitsune, Vols. 1-6 (of 22) by Sawada Hirofumi
- Box set: Shanaou Yoshitsune, Vols. 7-12 by Sawada Hirofumi
- Box set: Shanaou Yoshitsune, Vols. 13-17 by Sawada Hirofumi [IDR 80,000]
- Box set: Shanaou Yoshitsune, Vols. 18-22 (of 22) by Sawada Hirofumi [IDR 80,000]
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. Box sets are IDR 95,000/set unless noted otherwise. Pedang MahaDewa - fore story V - God of The Gods 2 retails for IDR 95,000/volume.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Princess Aris searches for her two prospective grooms, but they've totally disappeared. She later receives word that Asyu has been found—safe—but missing a few memories. Fortunately (?), the amnesiac Asyu only cherishes Princess Aris.
Does this mean Asyu's love for Nuri has vanished? And what of the still trapped Nuri and Bayu?
Young Won and Say's daily rendezvous at the playground continue, making acting as if nothing's between them in front of Jun Hwi and Ji Hyo occasions for migraine.
Can this relationship even qualify as a friendship?
☆ If you're looking for the preview to Tony Wong's Pedang Maha Dewa -fore story series V- God of the Gods Book Two, go »here.
Still not enuf? Here are the other 6 July 2011 manga
Elex Media: Black Butler 11 · 07-GHOST 1 by Amemiya Yuki & Ichihara Yukino · Hero Tales 3 · Topeng Kaca 14 Deluxe · Yakitate!! Japan 22 · Wild Life 18 · Crayon Shinchan 7 · Wazabo 5 · Crayon Shinchan: Jalan-Jalan Keliling Dunia by Usui Yoshito · Dodge Fighters 6 · Doraemon: Gadget Cat from The Future 7 · Shonen Star 12/2011
Level Comics: The Bride's Stories 2 · Hikayat Genji 10 · Chocolat 7 of 7 · Hellsing 7 · Lost Man 2 · Rainbow 22 of 22 · Iliad 4 · New Comic Bomber 7 · Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 6 · Jepang Tenggelam 14 · K2 Vol.8 · Tomo'o 12 · Marsupilami - Bayi dari Ujung Dunia · Spirou & Sang Ahli Waris · Boule & Bill - Geng Bill · Johan & Pirlouit - Negeri Terkutuk · Yakari - Yakari dan Burung Salju
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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