Soul Eater © Ohkubo Atsushi/Square Enix [Serialized in Shonen Gangan]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics
Showdown between SPSS and Arachnophobia on Lost Island!
To prepare for battle against the Arachnophobia Syndicate, the SPSS or the Death Weapon Meister Academy drills its students in soul resonance. But Maka, Kid and Black Star's training isn't going so well. Meanwhile, Arachnophobia is on the move to snatch Brew, the magical chaos Madogu.
Can Maka et al. succeed in synchronizing their souls' wavelengths before they have to face Arachnophobia?
Soul Eater 9 compiles chapters 32 through 35 (and the interstitial Special between chapters 32 and 33):
The Corner of The Room,
The Legend of the Holy Sword Special,
A Class Full of Rivalry and
‘Brew’ Tempest (Parts 1 and 2). [*NOT Level's chapter titles]
Nakaba's words after the jousting tournament so thrills Caesar, he ditches all plans to kill his red-haired wife. For her part, Nakaba finds herself reluctantly attracted to hubby's gentle(r) side. How will Nakaba reconcile her emerging feelings for Caesar with her loyalty to Loki — Loki who plans to use Nakaba's Arcana of Time against Belquat's royal family?
Can Caesar seduce Nakaba over to his side? See for yourself in Dawn of the Arcana 2 and confirm what editor Adisti-san sez about the awkwardness between Nakaba and Caesar leaving anyone exasperated enough to Grrrr! >w< under his or her breath (at the very least), or shove Nakaba into Caesar's waiting arms to relieve the frustration. (For a Caesar × Nakaba WAFF tease, go »here.)
But enuf Caesar-centrism. I say —
Reimei no Arcana © Toma Rei/Shogakukan [Serialized in Cheese!]
Published in Indonesia as Dawn of The Arcana by Level Comics
Team Loki for-EVAH!
(He's got cute ears and an evil plan, what moar d'ya want?)
Wonder if Level plans to license the Reimei no Arcana light novel published in Japan last February? *pokes Adisti-san* :D
Le Marsupilami, tome 3:
Mars le noir
© Franquin, Batem
& Yann/Marsu Production
Published in Indonesia as
Mars Si Hitam
by Elex Media
Four ROMICs or bande dessinée release, including Franquin, Batem & Yann's Marsupilami - Mars Si Hitam that editor Adis-san notes is populated by
not just your regular yellow-and-black marsupilami, but also a charcoal-furred variety ;). Mars, the Black One dubbed "The Troublemaker" faces extermination at the hands of goons hired by the company that plans to build a road through Palombi forest.
There's also Franquin's solo flight Spirou & Fantasio - Para Perompak Keheningan that includes
The Quick Super aside from the
Pirates of Silence title story. Fantasio, sent to Incognito City to sniff out sensational news, not only fails to locate Count Champignac, he also ends up kidnapped. But before he goes missing, he and Spirou are shocked to learn that...marsupilami can talk??
(The other BDs are Jojo - Papa Pulang by André Geerts, in which Jojo and grandma trek all over France, just for Jojo to see his dad, and Lucky Luke - Dalton Bersaudara Bertobat by Morris & Goscinny, in which Luke's arch foes, the Daltons, actually...repent!?
- Angel Heart 9 of 33 by Hojo Tsukasa
- Dawn of The Arcana (Reimei no Arcana) 2 of 7+ by Toma Rei
- Iliad 5 of 15 by Uoto Osamu & Toshusai Garaku
- Miso-Com (30 Kon Miso-com) 10 of 13+ by Yonezawa Rika
- Soul Eater 9 of 19+ by Ohkubo Atsushi
- Tokyo 23 Vol. 2 of 3 by Hashimoto Eiji and Arashida Takeshi
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- Jojo - Papa Pulang (Jojo, N°9: Le Retour de papa) by André Geerts (Dupuis)
- Lucky Luke - Dalton Bersaudara Bertobat (Lucky Luke, tome 26: Les Dalton se rachètent) by Morris & Goscinny (Dupuis)
- Marsupilami - Mars Si Hitam (Le Marsupilami, tome 3: Mars le noir) by Franquin, Batem & Yann (Marsu Production)
- Petualangan Spirou & Fantasio - Para Perompak Keheningan (Spirou et Fantasio, tome 10: Les Pirates du silence) by Franquin (Dupuis)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 3 August 2011 (release schedule) and Level Comics, Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 18,500 except Angel Heart 9 (IDR 19,500) and all ROMICs are priced at IDR 30,000 each, except Jojo - Papa Pulang and Petualangan Spirou & Fantasio - Para Perompak Keheningan (IDR 38,000/volume).
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Dan meets Noboru after receiving a bracelet and an invitation to participate in the X Cross Game that promises its winner a 100 million yen cash prize. Dan and Noboru realize it's a game of attrition, what with the fatal elimination of several players. Will they escape the same deadly fate?
Comments Tokyo 23 editor Nickyta-san on the penultimate volume:
Facts will out, as does a new character who plays a key role in the game. If you're wondering Whois???, see »here for Mr. *cough*X*cough* who knows something about the bracelet and the X Cross Game.
Other 3 August 2011 highlights
- Angel Heart 9 by Hojo Tsukasa: No wonder Xiang Ying hasn't paid Xin Hong much attention; she doesn't understand love at all. But the return of artist Yoshiki Natsume, apparently Makimura Kaori's first love, changes all that.
- Iliad 5 by Uoto Osamu & Toshusai Garaku: An Atlantean artifact is excavated from a site in Sardinia, Italy, but the discoverer, Profesor Genma, disappears along with his find. Using tracer abilities, Demel tracks the professor. Demel and Iriya must race against time, if they are to save the diabetic professor, snatched without his medication.
- Miso-Com 10 by Yonezawa Rika: Emi's work partner Yuze makes fun of Emi's unrequited love for Kuroki, but he seems to have her best interests at heart. Why else would he make a move to change stubborn Emi's mind (and heart)? And what's this blind date that calculating Choko has lined up?
Still not enuf? Here are the other 3 August 2011 manga and manhwa
Elex Media: Durarara!! 3 · My 17th Spring 2 of 2 · Kungfu Boy 4 Premium · Library War Love & War 4 · Skip Beat! 20 · Her Idol Boy 1 by Ichinose Kaoru · Boy Dolls 2 · Kariage kun 44 · Topeng Kaca 15 Deluxe · The Tyr Chronicles 7 · Blooming Youth 4 · Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 8
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)
Mistress of Adoxography
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Modified: 6 August 2011