GTO © Fujisawa Toru/Kodansha · Bloody Monday © Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji/Kodansha · Psychometrer Eiji © Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi/Kodansha. First serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine. Published in Indonesia as GTO, Bloody Monday and Psychometrist Eiji by Elex Media/Level Comics
Had Level also skedded The Drops of God 7 on the 15th, we would've gotten a Kibayashi Shin-sensei (Agi Tadashi/Ryumon Ryou/Ando Yuma) trifecta. Ah, well, Onizuka's been waiting since last week to street, so see ya later, Shizuku.
Onizuka gains more fans, and it only took an adventure with Murai and pals (and some rumbles on Tokyo streets) to accomplish the feat. But Miyabi and her BFFs can't stand seeing students side with Onizuka. They hatch up a plan to ruin Onizuka's (good?) name, using Tomoko, the last word in ‘slow.’
Chuang Yi's English Bloody Monday: Season 1 Vol.5 blurb opens with:
Experience has never been Fujimaru's strong suit, and nothing could have brought that point closer to home than his failure to open fire at Hosho. This single act of hesitation thus set off a whole series of crises...
Lemme pick up with Level's version:
Hosho shoots Otoya and takes Haruka hostage. With his sister's life once again on the line, Fujimaru demands a meeting with the terrorist top brass. Who should appear before Fujimaru but a youth no older than Fujimaru himself?
A student goes up in flames after MELA goads high school students into a killing spree. Suspicion falls on Shokichi, present at the scene. Shokichi flees, prompting Eiji to give chase.
Can Eiji clear Shokichi of the murder charge? Find out in Psychometrist Eiji volume 23. Btw, if you're slightly worried that we're already on volume 23 of 25, don't be. There's a Psychometrer sequel that began serialization in Young Magazine last April, and Level will prolly license that reboot, too.
- ARMS 22 of 22 by Minagawa Ryouji & Nanatsuki Kyouichi [Finale]
- Bloody Monday 5 of 11 by Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji
- Brave Story (Brave Story - Shinsetsu) 5 of 20 by Miyabe Miyuki and Ono Yoichiro
- Eternal Sabbath (ES) 5 of 8 by Souryo Fuyumi
- Giant Killing 6 of 20+ by Tsunamoto Masaya & Tsujitomo
- GTO 4 of 25 by Fujisawa Toru »EX 8.10
- Half an Apple (1/2 no Ringo) 13 of 14 by Koyama Yukari
- Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files (Karasuma Kyouko no Jikenbo) 7 of 9+ by Hiroi Ohji & Kozaki Yusuke
- Psychometrist Eiji (Psychometrer Eiji) 23 of 25 by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi
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- Lucky Luke - Calamity Jane (Lucky Luke, tome 30: Calamity Jane) by Morris & Goscinny (Dupuis)
- Rantanplan - Si Anjing Penjara (Rantanplan, tome 12: Bêtisier 4) by Morris (Lucky Comics)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 15 August 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 18,500 each except Eternal Sabbath 5 (IDR 20,000). ROMICs Lucky Luke - Calamity Jane and Rantanplan - Si Anjing Penjara are priced at IDR 30,000/volume.
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Ryou, Hayato and Takeshi scramble to stop Bandersnatch and Keith White once and for all. What awaits these ARMS test subjects in their final battle?
Before they can end their long ordeal, Ryou, Hayato and Takeshi first have to dispatch modulated Arms who will do anything to ensure that Bandersnatch finishes its countdown to destruction.
Nik sez... Now that the
nano-machines, cybernetic assassins, powerful telekinetic opponents, secret organization dedicated to bringing forth the next evolution of humankind...kids whose arms transform into grotesquely deformed superweapons Arms has concluded (quotes are from VIZ's Project Arms, Vol. 22: The Last Revelation: Return summary), I really should start it. I know, I know, I've been saying that but I really should read this Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-inspired series, if only to redeem my Anything-Alice! creds. (I should prolly start Pandora Hearts, too, but one manga TBR at a time.)
Mine tries to comfort Akiba (Shuro) after Detective Hotta's death, only to find herself kissed by Akiba. Her ambivalence escalates when Akiba confesses his attraction to her.
Nik sez... If you're not reading ES (like me), the above blurb might need some explainin', especially Mine's confusion. Or it might not. Still I can't resist saying t'is because neuroscientist Mine thought she only considered the genetically-engineered Akiba her most promising lab rat. Del Rey's
ES Vol. 5: Mystery Man sums up the good doctor's quandary:
Is her fascination with Shuro purely intellectual, or is she experiencing more than just a passion for research? ^^
ETU's mainstay attacker Natsuki Yotaro recovers from his injury. His ability to score goals even in the tightest defense has allowed ETU to evade demotion to second division. The entire team welcomes Natsuki back, except Sera, who only sees Natsuki as jeopardizing Sera's place on the team, especially with ETU's reliance on one-forward formation. Can Sera maintain his position as a striker?
We can overcome any difficulty, especially if it's to make people precious to us happy!
Shindo pushes through with divorce after discovering that Natsuko was never pregnant. Driven to revenge against Shindo who has discarded her, Natsuko uses Takeuchi's new drug to hurt Hikaru.
Nik sez... I guess the question on everyone's mind is: Do Hikaru and Shindo get back together? Check the penultimate Half an Apple to see if it provides the answer.
Other 15 August highlights
- Brave Story 5 by Miyabe Miyuki and Ono Yoichiro: Wataru and Book's battle continues to rage, with Book growing increasingly out of control under the influence of the dragon contract. Mina jumps into the fray and stops the fight. Meanwhile, the specter of war looms between the North and South kingdoms.
- Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files 7 by Hiroi Ohji & Kozaki Yusuke: Kyoko corners Kano at his hideout, but Kano doesn't back down from his threat to wipe Tokyo out with a nuclear bomb. Will the central government yield to Kano's demand for a free Tohoku?
Still not enuf? Here are the other 15 August 2011 manga
Elex Media: Detektif Conan 63 · Arsène Lupin 3 · Kekkaishi 8 · Welcome to Host Detective Agency 4 Here is Greenwood Deluxe 4 · Otoboke Section Chief 13 · RAVE - Plue's Dog Diaries 2 · BECK 26 · My First Mr. Akuno 5 · Witch Hunter 3 · Crayon Shinchan 8 · Casting 3 · A Tale of the Cat Painter 1 by Nagao Maru · Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi by Fujiko F. Fujio · Nakayoshi Gress! 8/2011
m&c!: Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 15 · Kitchen Palette 1 by Takada Rie · Seiyuu-Ka! Lovely Voice 3 · Kumpulan Cerita Terbaik Miiko 4 · Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ 3 · Perfect Boy Falls in Love by Shiumi Saki · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 19 · Love, Romance and the World 1 by Sugiyama Miwako · Flower of Queen 2 · My Dearest Pochi 1 by Tachibana Yutaka · Pudding in Love 3 · Love at Sakura Dormitory by Morita Yuki · Moon Fighters 1 by Lee YoungYou · Vanilla Frosting 2 of 2 · Real Masjid · Pedang Maha Dewa 4 Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade 3
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who also wishes you
Merdeka! Happy Independence Day!
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