Yes, yes, X Blade should've gotten the headline pix. I just didn't luck into a big enough, height at least 400px, pix :P
Koizora: Setsunai Koi Monogatari © Haneda Ibuki, Mika
Futabasha [First serialized in Comic Mahou no iland]
Published in Indonesia as Sky of Love by Elex Media/Level Comics
Mighty Casey doesn't advance to the bat, but everyone's still excited over the baseball game. Haru, Kazunari, Sanae, their classmates are all fired up and eyeing victory. Mana, too, shows her Go, Haru! support by bringing him a bento...awww.
But just as there was no joy in Mudville then, happiness and peace elude Haru and Mana this day. One of the Nanatsusaya (Seven Sheaths) attacks Chris — Sakura, whom Chris had once beaten. Of course, Haru and Mana aren't about to let the assault on the Hollyhock Crusader go unchallenged.
Enfolded in Yuu's warmth, Mika thaws and her frozen heart melts. She begins to think that she can finally let go of Hiro, her soul mate. She puts all of her Hiro memories and feelings into the "Are you happy?" she writes on the blackboard.
But just as Mika regains confidence in leaving everything behind, a problem arises...
When was the last time we were at the beach? A kiss brings back fond memories, but even the smallest smile remains an impossibility.
Shindo's transfer to the medical products division unsettles Hikaru. Similar to Amano, Hikaru suspects Takeuchi's new drug of disturbing side effects. If she acts on her suspicions, however, she threatens Shindo's position.
Meanwhile, despite resistance from Natsuko who refuses to let Shindo go, Shindo confesses that he still loves Hikaru.
Moar previews after the release list.
- Air Gear 23 of 32+ by Oh!great
- Cesare: The Creator of Destruction (CESARE: Il Creatore che ha distrutto) 6 of 8+ by Souryo Fuyumi
- Devil Devil 3 of 15 by Miyoshi Yuuki
- Dolls of God (Kamisama Dolls) 4 of 9+ by Yamamura Hajime
- Fist of The Blue Sky (Souten no Ken) 5 of 22 by Hara Tetsuo & Buronson
- Giant Killing 5 of 20+ by Tsunamoto Masaya & Tsujitomo
- Glass Chair (Garasu no Isu) 7 of 8 by Nakamura Mariko
- Half an Apple (1/2 no Ringo) 12 of 14 by Koyama Yukari
- Red River (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori) 8 of 28 by Shinohara Chie
- Shadow Skill 4 of 7+ by Okada Megumu
- Sky of Love (Koizora) 6 of 10 by Haneda Ibuki, Mika
- X Blade 5 of 12 by Ida Tatsuhiko & Shiki Satoshi
- Zipang 7 of 43 by Kawaguchi Kaiji
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- Jojo - Nenek Jagoan by André Geerts (Dupuis)
- Smurf - Pensmurf Kartu by Peyo (Le Lombard)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 13 July 2011 (release schedule) and Level Comics, Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 18,500 except Cesare 6 (IDR 19,500); Fist of the Blue Sky 5, X Blade 5 and Zipang 7 (IDR 20,000); and Shadow Skill 4 (IDR 24,000). ROMICs Jojo - Nene Jagoan and Smurf - Pensmurf Kartu retail for IDR 30,000/volume.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Ikki's ignorance prevents Kogarasumaru from registering for the tournament, and the only recourse is to turn to Simca for help. Simca, agrees, on the condition that Kogarasumaru win
the highest ranked, and hardest, battle system, A - Balloon. Kogarasumaru accepts, unaware of the opposing team.
Which team does Kogarasumaru face?
Everyone celebrates the end of the war games, little knowing he who who torched the warehouse hides in plain sight. Cesare realizes who the culprit is and pretends to enjoy the feast to draw the arsonist out. His tactic works, but what comes next plays no part in Cesare's plan.
Kyohei, Utao and Hibino finally return to Tokyo, and Utao continues to practice controlling Kakashi. Kyohei's former classmate Shimoyama, meanwhile, invites Aki to meet with someone, kickstarting a plot against Karakami Village.
Despite Qing Bang's return to power and the fact that Yu Ling is still alive, Kenshiro decides to settle in Shanghai. His first agenda: return Guise's favor. Meanwhile, Hong Hua Hui higher-ups who fled to Hangzhou press their second-in-command to return to Shanghai. His name — Zhang Tai Yan of Hokuto Sokaken.
Aoi eventually weds Hayao and Izuru takes himself out of the picture. Domestic bliss appears to reign over Aoi and Hayao's household, but a chair in an exhibition rouses Aoi's curiosity and leads her back to Izuru. This prompts Hayao to put into effect his real revenge.
With an Egyptian soldier's aid, Yuri manages to return to Hattusa and reveal the truth behind Prince Zannanza's death. But the calm doesn't endure as King Suppililiuma I dies from the virulent Seven Day Fever, and Crown Prince Arnuwanda ascends to the throne. Princes Kail and Juda are named next in line, prompting Queen Nakia to plot Kail—and Ishtar's— downfall.
Other 13 July highlights
- Devil Devil 3 by Miyoshi Yuuki: Sword obtains the devil egg and regains demonic powers, but Hell already has a devil waiting to steal it back.
- Giant Killing 5 by Tsunamoto Masaya & Tsujitomo: ETU faces off against Nagoya Grampalace, led by ex-ETU manager Fuwa. Can Tatsumi make the proud Fuwa kneel before him and secure ETU's first victory?
- Shadow Skill 4 by Okada Megumu: The giant seal secreted beneath Kuruda and Devil's sphere is exposed, unshackling the fearsome creator of the Kuruda-style Kosappo. His objective: to find a successor.
- Zipang 7 by Kawaguchi Kaiji: The JDS Mirai receives permission to dock at Yokosuka. Kadomatsu takes the opportunity to visit his father, but finds to his shock that history has changed because of the Mirai's arrival. What's worse, Kusaka actuates his plans, forcing Kadomatsu to tail Kusaka to Manchuria.
Still not enuf? Here are the other 13 July 2011 manga and manhwa
Elex Media: Detektif Conan 62 · Kekkaishi 7 · Kungfu Boy 3 Premium · Pirates & The Mermaid 3 · Bride of the Water God 2 · I Hate You More Than Anyone 7 · Dream Eater Merry 3 · Inuyasha 53 · Mystery Bride 5 of 5 · Katsu! 12 · Doraemon 9 · Masked Rider Spirits 16 of 16 · Shonen Magz 7/2011
m&c!: Love So Life 5 · Love Button 2 · Ultramix Collection 2 of 2 · Seiyuu-Ka! Lovely Voice 2 · Crazy Girl Shin Bia 3 · Idol's Love Story 4 · Last Summer Cinema 1 Miyako Ritsu · Perfect Love Project 4 · Meet the Banchou 7 · The Love Helper by Shigano Iori · My Lovely Class Leader 1 by Nishimura Tomoko · Bittersweet High School 1 by Park SunKyung · Secret 8
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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