Tweaked with additional Elex covers and synopses :D
So I'm back with the NikBabble™ — and leading with the cover of Her Idol Boy 1, my prime DO WANT!
(Also, took out the postponed Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi)
Mishounen Produce © Ichinose Kaoru
Hakusensha [First serialized in LaLa]
Published in Indonesia as Her Idol Boy by Elex Media
Kako and Kosei trade their backwoods village for the city, but upon entering Seiryo High, they become the butt of yokel jokes, especially glasses-as-thick-as-Coke-bottoms Kosei. Equally meganekko Kako fumes as she listens to random snobs dis her best friend, and she resolves to ‘produce’ Kosei's high school debut. Armed only with the 98-volume long shoujo classic "Lawrence & Roses," Kako undertakes the daunting task of turning Kosei into Her—and Everyone's—Idol Boy.
Childhood Friends, Country Boy/Country Girl, Image Transformations, Bishounen, Otaku, Popular Friend—and Modeled After a Frilly, Feminist, Old School Shoujo Hero—distinguish Ichinose Kaoru's Her Idol Boy, originally serialized in LaLa as a pinch hitter manga, in case other A-listers couldn't make the deadline (if I remember the Free Talks right). Kako is so successful in producing Kosei, but she fails to anticipate how he
extends his new character beyond what she asks for, as Baka-Updates Manga points out in its Mishounen Produce description.
Can Kako live with the Idol Boy she created? More importantly, will
she find herself left behind in the wake of his newly found popularity?
Now that I've given in to my Kako and Kousei-sama fangirling, blurbing top GET! (For deets on other Ichinose Kaoru manga, scroll (waaay) down.)
Mikado meets a pretty girl with a mysterious scar on her neck, a scar that makes her the target of the Black Biker. Is her head truly the one the Black Biker lost?
- Blooming Youth (Hanasakeru Seishounen) 4 of 12 by Itsuki Natsumi »EX-7.27
- Boy Dolls (Shounen Dolls) 2 of 3+ by Hibiki Wataru
- Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 8 of 10 by Fujiko F. Fujio
[Premiere] Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi by Fujiko F. Fujio (Shogakukan)»Postponed; new street date not advised
- DRRR!! [Durarara!!] 3 of 4+ by Satorigi Akiyo, Narita Ryohgo
- [Series Premiere] Her Idol Boy (Mishounen Produce) 1 of 4 by Ichinose Kaoru »Ex-7.20, 7.27
- Kariage kun 44 of 50+ by Ueda Masashi
- Kungfu Boy Premium (Tekken Chinmi) 4 of 18 by Maekawa Takeshi
- Library War Love & War (Toshokan Sensou: Love & War) 4 of 7+ by Yumi Kiiro & Arikawa Hiro »Ex-7.13
- My 17th Spring (Sugiru Juunana no Haru) 2 of 2 by Ono Fuyumi & Yamamoto Kotetsuko [Finale]
- Skip Beat! 20 of 28+ by Nakamura Yoshiki
- Topeng Kaca Deluxe (Glass no Kamen) 15 of 24+ by Miuchi Suzue
- The Tyr Chronicles (Tireujeongi) 7 of 11+ by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo
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¹ Sources: Elex STO 3 August 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi/Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² Manga and manhwa retail for IDR 16,500 except Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 8 (IDR 25,000); Kariage Kun 44 (IDR 15,000); and Kungfu Boy Premium 4 and Topeng Kaca Deluxe 15 (IDR 24,000/volume).
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New Elex titles: Her Idol Boy - continued
Other Ichinose Kaoru manga
Her Idol Boy or Mishounen Produce represents Ichinose Kaoru's series debut. Her other manga credits, for now, exclusively comprise one-shots that appeared in LaLa (the 2011-vintage butler-troped
Soleil) or its sister publications LaLa DX (
3 Hearts, 2011;
Suits no Kuni, 2010;
Megane Danshi Shinkasetsu, 2007) and LaLa Special (
Please note that
Megane Danshi Shinkasetsu also features
Childhood Friends, Glasses, Image Transformations and
Suits no Kuni stars a megane salaryman as its iPad- and Twitter-using hero. The poignant
Ipaasha is total wub :D
Doll Master Ageha and her faithful Boy Dolls Leo and Yuki save errant dolls everyday. That Leo and Yuki can transform into humans at night—after Ageha kisses them—comes mighty handy when dealing with creepy, discontented dolls.
One day, a new student—Kagero—appears in Ageha's school. His universal friendliness rockets him to the top of the popularity charts, and it appears Ageha is not immune to his amicability.
But, of course, someone that awwwfully good must have an agenda... What is Kagero's?
If the 7.5 of 10 rating I gave Boy Dolls 1 doesn't convince you to try out Hibiki Wataru's manga, ogle the volume 2 cover when you're at the book store. You'd swear you're looking at a middle-schooler Yuki and Kaname. :)
Boy Dolls 2 collects Moon Age 5-8 and the Dolls Discussion omake.
Riki's master Soshu-sensei arrives with Shie Fan while Chinmi is studying martial arts using a staff with Riki. Despite his small stature and outward weakness, Shie Fan turns out to be proficient with a staff. Several times Chinmi challenges Shie Fan and as many times, loses. It appears Chinmi must also learn perseverance from Shie Fan, if he is to improve his kungfu abilities.
The August Komikologi notes that Kungfu Boy is among Indonesia's all-time bestselling manga, which makes it practically legendary. Elex has also published the Kungfu Boy side story, Chinmi Other Story: Chinmi & Shie Fan, should you want moar Chinmi and Shie Fan (earlier) adventures.
Iku, tasked to escort Commander Inamine, is held hostage alongside her charge by terrorists. To cope, Iku falls back on the idealism roused by her Prince of Justice, but what does the Prince himself feel?
Trust me, Library War Love & War volume 4 ups the Kyaaa~ and Unyuu~, especially as Dojo...k, not spoiling ^^. Instead, let me just add that Iku's parents—who have always nixed the Library Defense Force as a valid career path—have decided to see how their ‘librarian’ daughter is doing at the Kantō Library Base. Oh, noes! :D
Takashi suffers from the curse that has haunted the Sugata clan for as long as anyone can remember, and Naoki who tries to free Takashi from it is himself hexed. Can Naoki extricate both himself and Takashi from malediction?
To cheer Maria up, Kyoko suggests that they hold a simple party on 24 December, to thank people special to them. Little does Kyoko realize that someone will thank her with a very sweet surprise.
One guess at to which guest presents Kyoko with a surprising gift. (Yes, you only get one guess :D)
People think it's a miscast; Maya is awarded the role of Princess Aldis, she of the angelic smile, while Ayumi is cast as the vengeful Princess Origeld. Shouldn't it be the other way around? But both Maya and Ayumi refuse to relinquish their roles. Which princess will shine the brighter on stage?
Other 3 August 2011 highlights
- Blooming Youth 4 by Itsuki Natsumi: Kajika learns her father's real identity from her grandfather who is shocked to hear that Kajika has been affianced to Raginei's Prince Rumaty. Meanwhile, Rumaty, staying over at Kajika's, finds himself unable to return to his country on grounds of having launched a coup and assassinated the King. What is happening in Raginei?
- Doraemon: Gadget Cat From Future 8 by Fujiko F. Fujio: Study English as you read manga; can anything be better? Yes, when Doraemon and friends are your English and Indonesian tutors.
- The Tyr Chronicles 7 by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo: Tyr and allies meet Isabel who claims to be the animal guardian. Apparently her charges have been transformed into dangerous chimeras by an evil mage. Tyr and team struggle to rescue the city from the monsters.
(Would've preferred the original bilingual Japanese/English Doraemon: Gadget Cat From Future published by Shogakukan English Comics, but that's neither here nor there :D)
Still not enuf? Here are the other 3 August manga
Level Comics: Soul Eater 9 · Dawn of The Arcana 2 · Angel Heart 9 · Tokyo 23 vol.2 · Iliad 5 · Miso-Com 10 · Marsupilami- Mars Si Hitam · Petualangan Spirou & Fantasio - Para Perompak Keheningan · Jojo - Papa Pulang · Lucky Luke - Dalton Bersaudara Bertobat
m&c!: Last Summer Cinema 2 of 2 · Crazy Girl Shin Bia 4 · Idol's Love Story 5 · My Own Princess 6 · Perfect Love Project 5 · Say Say Say 4 · Together in Love 4 of 4 · We Love You, Shiro! by Morie Satoshi · XOL: The Exolight 1 by Sung Lin Gun/Y2Laud · KOLONI: Pelangi di Naungan Mentari · Koloni Jagoan 4
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
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Modified: 5 August 2011