Love Button 3, My Life 5 of 5, Crab Kiss 5 (m&c! 10 August 2011 manga and manhwa) [UPDATED]

And new shounen manga and manhua: Spray King 1 by Mikuni Shin and Dewa Iblis Awan Api II N°1 by Tony Wong

Love Button 3 (m&c!)

Kokoro ・ Button © Usami Maki/Shogakukan [Serialized in Betsucomi]
Published in Indonesia as Love Button by Gramedia/m&c!

Updated with m&c!'s artwork and synopses (and just a bit of NikBabble™ :D)

Niina is still trial dating Koga-kun, despite sib's vehement objections and her own sneaking (Shoo! Shoo!) suspicion that there's no Happy Even After. Niina's Ganbarimasu! is (sorta) rewarded when Koga-kun promises to take her to the fireworks festival if/when she gets a minimum of 70 on her mid-terms.


Will he finally admit that he likes her, too?

Because of Love Button 3, Lina-chan and @MayzMeow are after me to pick up Usami Maki's Naive Female Lead × Tease shoujo manga again. I sooooo hated on the guy, I even forgot his name. But Lina-chan sez Koga-kun gets his ‘just desserts’ (plus Usami-sensei introes a megane bishie), while May-chan actually wubs Nina's naiveté, the cute puppy love and assures me that things have gotten brighter. Anyone else wanna try persuading me?

This Love Button tank also contains an extra story.

Elsewhere,   [SPOILAGE!]

My Life 5 of 5 by Momochi Reiko

"I won't seek revenge by killing Gotouda; instead I will..."

The DVD chronicling Kotori's last moments reveals that Gotouda and Murase are one and the same person. But as the retrial appeal hits a wall, Nobara resolves to take matters into her own hands. She confronts Gotouda, but Yuuwa shows up and...

What vengeance will Nobara ultimately wreak upon her twin's murderer? Sate your curiosity and see how Nobara regains her life in the last My Life.

While Lina-chan ups her rating of the finale to a 7 of 10, she's still not convinced to actually collect the five-volume series. (She rated My Life 3 a 6/10 and suggests it as strictly a Rent.)

New m&c! titles

As noted above, m&c! rolls out Spray King 1 by Mikuni Shin and the continuation to Tony Wong's Dewa Iblis Awan ApiDewa Iblis Awan Api II—the premiere cover of which is ab-so-lute-ly terrifying! (features the Devil Mask that stars in the Misteri Topeng Iblis subtitle). I preview the Graffiti! Spray King after the cut.

m&c! manga (2011.08.10)

  1. Cherry is Everywhere (Cherry na Bokura) 2 of 2 by YASUKO [Finale]
  2. Love Button (Kokoro ・ Button) 3 of 6+ by Usami Maki
  3. Meet the Banchou (Kongoh Bancho) 8 of 12 by Suzuki Nakaba
  4. Meet the Banchou 8 (m&c!)

    Kongoh Bancho金剛番長」 by Suzuki Nakaba
    AKA Diamond Delinquent
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2009.10

  5. My Life (Inochi) 5 of 5 by Momochi Reiko [Finale]
  6. My Life 5 (m&c!)

    Inochiいのち」 by Momochi Reiko
    Kodansha Dessert, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2010.09

  7. My Lovely Class Leader (Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou) 2 of 15+ by Nishimura Tomoko
  8. My Lovely Class Leader 2 (m&c!)

    Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou
    by Nishimura Tomoko
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.10

    Serializations/Other languages
    Serialized in Cherry (ongoing)
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 戀愛班長 12 per 2011.04)

    The 51-episode Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou anime produced by Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment, starring seiyuu Ogawa Mana (Kitagawa Mimi) and Oshima Ryo (Toujou Ushio) aired from April 2009 to March 2010 in Japan. The Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou Second Collection sequel premiered 2010.04.03; episode 51 finale aired 2011.04.10.

  9. Princess Gal Paradise (Himegal Paradise) 2 of 4+ by Wao Akira
  10. [Series Premiere] Spray King 1 of 4 by Mikuni Shin
  11. Spray King 1 (m&c!)

    Spray KingSpray King
    by Mikuni Shin
    Kodansha Shonen Rival, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.04

m&c! manhwa (2011.08.10)

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m&c! manhua (2011.08.10)

  • [Series Premiere] Dewa Iblis Awan Api II No. 1: Misteri Topeng Iblis by Tony Wong (Jade Dynasty)

[RE-STO] Restocks (2011.08.10)

Discrepancy between the m&c! site advisory—which lists only Devil Boyfriend by Shigano Iori and School Crisis! by Igarashi Kaoru (already reported for 3 August)—and m&c!'s fesbuk sked that jives with Elex's STO 10 August 2011. Going with the latter list:

¹ Source: m&c! (release schedule and covers)
² All GN, including restocks, retail for IDR 16,500/volume, except the Crab Kiss 5 manhwa (IDR 19,900) and the Dewa Iblis Awan Api II N°1 manhua (SRP: IDR 95,000).

Spray King 1 of 4 by Mikuni Shin

Spray King 1 (m&c!)

Spray King © Mikuni Shin
[Shonen Rival]

A mysterious young man wanders the city at night, busting crime and leaving behind huge, beautiful graffiti as his calling card. He is the Spray King!

Who's the boy behind the can? That's what Kuroda Miu, part-time news hound, wants to find out for the weekly magazine she works for. Her camera zooms in on Tanaka Torateru, a new student at the art academy Kuroda attends, but could he really be the Spray King? He's not that skilled in art. [Additions from Baka-Updates Manga's Spray King description]

Other Mikuni Shin manga
Currently, Mikuni Shin only has the four-volume Spray King in his backlist. Baka-Updates Manga sez that he formerly worked as Mashima Hiro's assistant on Rave, Monster Soul, Fairy Tail and Monster Hunter Orage.


Crab Kiss 5 of 10 by Hwang MiRee

Hye Bin thanks Ji Hye for saving Ryul, but her gratitude, and intimacy with Ryul, only ignite Ji Hye's jealousy. Later, the truth about Ji Hye's real identity comes out. She's actually Yeon Ji, Ji Hye's twin who supposedly died a long time ago. Because of her love for Ryul, Yeon Ji chose to save him, rather than Hye Bin.

As I tweeted to Lina-chan, I really couldn't care less about Ryul, what moar twisted Ji Hye/Yeon Ji. *yawns*

♡ Cherry is Everywhere 2 of 2 by YASUKO

"I'm grateful that I like you, Shinpei."

Chinatsu has wanted to admit that to Shinpei for so long, but preventus interruptus foil her at every turn. Ahh, love is such a hassle!

The Cherry is Everywhere finale also includes an extra story (Cherry na Bokura bangai-hen).

Other 10 August 2011 highlights

  • Meet the Banchou 8 by Suzuki Nakaba: Kongou Takeshi gears up to destroy Japan and Kongou Banchou and his friends scramble to stop him.
  • My Lovely Class Leader 2 by Nishimura Tomoko: Lovely class leader Kitagami Mimi keeps her unrequited love for the trouble-making Tojo under wraps, but will she continue to remain silent when Tojo's first love Arisa shows up at school?
  • Princess Gal Paradise 2 by Wao Akira: Average Himeko attends Cho-Shibuya High, filled to the rafters with gals. Her life changes after a handsome new student—also a Princess Gal—enrolls into the school. She falls for the perfect Tochiotome and struggles to make herself over to attract him. She's got unfair advantage as circumstances conspire to have her and Tochiotome live under the same roof!

Still not enuf? Here are the other 10 August 2011 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Wild Life 19 · Dr. Koto 6 · Defense Devil 5 · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason 14 · Bride of the Water God 3 · Real 10 · Mixim 11 Vol.4 · Vinland Saga 6 · Claymore 16 · Demon King 34 · Doraemon 11 · Lum, The Invader Girl 30 · Shonen Star 14/2011 · Shonen Magz 8/2011

Level Comics: GTO Shonan 14 Days 2 · Team Medical Dragon 18 · Bambino! 13 · Love Affair 10 · Jio 17 · Kowloon's Seekers 3 of 3 · Shattered Knife 8 · Karakuri Circus 4 · Devil Devil 4 · Officer Monju 9 · Tanguy & Laverdure - Bahaya Di Angkasa · Boule & Bill - Sirkus Keren! · Yakari - Yakari dan Si Tanduk Bercabang

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


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