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Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.20 · Elex: 10.22 · Level: 10.22 · m&c!: 10.22
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Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB (Mon–Wed)
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB (Mon–Fri)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
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tsuritama [Series Premiere] 23 October 2014, Thursday, 930pm WIB (Mon–Thu)

9.05.2011

The Drops of God 7, Soul Eater 10, Team Medical Dragon 19 (Level Comics 14 September 2011 manga)

And...Magister Negi Magi 27!

The Drops of God 7, Soul Eater 10, Team Medical Dragon 19 (Level Comics)

Kami no Shizuku: Les Gouttes de Dieu © Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu/Kodansha [Serialized in Morning] · Soul Eater © Ohkubo Atsushi/Square Enix [Serialized in Shonen Gangan] · Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon- © by Nogizaka Taro/Nagai Akira [First serialized in Big Comic Superior]. Published in Indonesia as The Drops of God, Soul Eater and Team Medical Dragon by Elex Media/Level Comics

In The Drops of God volume 7, Shizuku's work is far, far from over. Sure, it's one Apostle down, but there's still 11 to go. Instead of diving straight into looking for the 2nd Apostle, however, Shizuku is roped into finding a wine that can beat those of the top five chateaux. If he fails, Miyabi has to transfer to her friend Takasugi's company. Can Shizuku produce a wine that can delight Takasugi?

Soul Eater 10 of 20+ by Ohkubo Atsushi

Maka & Co. return to Death City after the Brew mission, only to learn that Shinigami fears a spy hides in the SPSS (DWMA) midst. Lord Death thus summons Internal Affairs to investigate. As all this is going down, Doctor Stein's madness engulfs him, and even Black Star stands no chance!

Soul Eater 10 collects chapters 36 through 39: ‘Brew’ Tempest (Part 3), ‘Brew’ Tempest (Part 4), Internal Investigation (Part 1) and Internal Investigation (Part 2). [*NOT Level's chapter titles] DON'T click the link if you don't want to know who's the DWMA traitor.

Team Medical Dragon 19 of 25 by Nogizaka Taro/Nagai Akira

Akira continues to win more support, forcing the other professor candidates to scramble if they want to secure their own positions. Meanwhile, Professor Takeo's popularity among the medical staff plunges. Only one person attends Takeo's year-end celebration. Who is s/he?

Moar previews after the release list.

Level Comics manga (2011.09.14)

  1. Angel Heart 10 of 33 by Hojo Tsukasa
  2. LC: Angel Heart 10

    Angel Heartエンジェル・ハート
    by Hojo Tsukasa
    Coamix (Shinchosha) Comic Bunch, seinen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2004.03

    Related series
    Angel Heart 2nd Season (sequel; two volumes per 2011.09.20)
    Reissued by Coamix under the ZENON Collection label from 2010.09 (18 volumes per 2011.05)

    Other languages
    French (Génération Comics and Panini Comics)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into anime by TMS, starring seiyuu Kamiya Akira as Saeba Ryo and Kawasaki Mao as Shan-In Glass Heart Lee. Fifty episodes adapting manga volumes 1 to 18 aired in Japan from October 2005 to September 2006.

  3. Basara 19 of 27 by Tamura Yumi
  4. LC: Basara 19

    BasaraBASARA」 by Tamura Yumi
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    Volume 19 first published in Japan 1996.10

    Awards
    Best Shoujo Manga, 38th Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Other versions/languages
    Re-released in 16 bunko volumes (2002.03 to 2002.10)
    English Basara (VIZ Media: 27 volumes), French (Kana: 27 volumes), German (EMA: Band 26 ships 2011.10; Band 27 per 2012.01), Danish (Mangismo Danmark), Swedish (Mangismo Sverige) and Vietnamese (Kim Dong: 27 volumes)

    Adaptations
    A 13-episode Legend of Basara anime by KSS, starring seiyuu Kimura Akiko (Sarasa) and Inoue Kazuhiko (Shuri), aired on Chiba TV from April to June 1998.

  5. Blade of Immortal (Mugen no Juunin) 18 of 28+ by Samura Hiroaki
  6. LC: Blade of Immortal 18

    Mugen no Juunin無限の住人
    by Samura Hiroaki
    Kodansha Afternoon, seinen
    Volume 18 first published in Japan 2005.06

    Volume 18 chapters:
    Dai Hyaku Jū Yon Maku Kassatsu
    Dai Hyaku Jū Go Maku Mami no Su (Sono Ichi)
    Dai Hyaku Jū Roku Maku Mami no Su (Sono Ni)
    Dai Hyaku Jū Nana Maku Mami no Su (Sono San)
    Dai Hyaku Jū Hachi Maku Mami no Su (Sono Yon)
    Dai Hyaku Jū Kyū Maku Kawauso no Su (Sono Ichi)
    Dai Hyaku Ni Jū Maku Kawauso no Su (Sono Ni)

    Awards
    1997 Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Prize

    Other languages
    English Blade of the Immortal (Dark Horse Comics: 23 volumes per 2011.02 • Volume 24: Massacre street date: 2011.11.08), French (Casterman: L'habitant de l'infini Tome 26 shipped 2011.06), Italian (Planet Manga), German and Polish (Egmont), Portuguese (Conrad Brazil) and Swedish (Schibsted Förlagen Sverige AB; serialized in Manga Mania)

    Adaptations
    A 13-episode anime starring seiyuu Seki Tomokazu (Manji) and Satou Rina (Rin) aired in Japan on AT-X from July to December 2008.

    Related
    The 小説無限の住人 刃獣異聞/Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon novel written by Ohsako Junichi and illustrated by Samura Hiroaki was published under the KC Novels imprint in 2008.07 and by Dark Horse Comics in 2009.11.

    The 艶(あだ)浪 「無限の住人」画集/The Art of Blade of the Immortal illustration book was released 2008.06 in Japan, 2010.06 in North America by Dark Horse.

  7. Blue Seal (Ao no Fuuin) 2 of 7 by Shinohara Chie
  8. LC: Blue Seal 2

    Ao no Fuuin蒼の封印 (小学館文庫)
    by Shinohara Chie
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Bunko volume 2 first published in Japan 1999.03 (originally published in 11 tankoubon from 1992.04 to 1994.12)

    Adaptations
    An audio drama CD released by Shogakukan in May 1993 and light novels written by Yamamoto Natsumi and illustrated by Shinohara Chie were published under the KSS Comic Novels imprint (three volumes from September to December 1998)

  9. The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) 7 of 30+ by Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu
  10. LC: The Drops of God 7

    Kami no Shizuku: Les Gouttes de Dieu
    神の雫」 by Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu
    AKA Les Gouttes de Dieu
    Kodansha Morning, seinen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2006.07

    Awards
    Special Award of the Year - La Revue du vin de France (French wine magazine); Nominee (Glénat's Les Gouttes de Dieu, tome 1), French Angoulême Comics Awards; Nominee, 1st Keitai Comic Taishō (Mobile Phone Comic Award, along with Hiura Satoru's Hotaru no Hikari, Miyasaka Kaho's Kare First Love and 17 other manga)

    Other languages
    French (Glénat: Les Gouttes de Dieu Tome 20 shipped 2011.08.17 • Tome 21 street date: 2011.10.19), traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press Taiwan: 神之水滴 23 per 2010.06), English Drops of God (Vertical: volume 1 street date: 2011.09.13)

    Adaptations
    A live-action renzoku starring Kamenashi Kazuya as Kanzaki Shizuku aired from January to March 2009 in Japan on NTV.

  11. Jormungand 4 of 9+ by Takahashi Keitarou
  12. LC: Jormungand 4

    Jormungandヨルムンガンド
    by Takahashi Keitarou
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 4 (chapters 18-24) first published in Japan 2008.04

    Other languages
    English Jormungand (VIZ Media: seven volumes per 2011.05 • volume 8 street date: 2012.01.10)

    Adaptations/Related
    A Jormungand drama CD was bundled with manga volume 9 (JP release: 2011.02), the Mini art book "Ricochet" drama CD with volume 5 (JP: 2008.10).

  13. Lost Man 4 of 13+ by Kusaba Michiteru
  14. LC: Lost Man 4

    Lost ManLOST MAN
    by Kusaba Michiteru
    Shogakukan Young Sunday (later moved to Big Comic Spirits after 31 July 2008), seinen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2009.05

  15. Magister Negi Magi (Mahou Sensei Negima!) 27 of 35+ by Akamatsu Ken
  16. LC: Magister Negi Magi 27

    Mahou Sensei Negima!魔法先生ネギま!
    by Akamatsu Ken
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 27 (chapters 241-249) first published in Japan 2009.09

    Other languages
    English Negima! (Del Rey until volume 28 and Kodansha Comics: starting from volume 29 [2011.05] • volume 31 street date: 2011.09.20 (US) and Chuang Yi Singapore: MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, Volume 27 per 2011.02), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 魔法老师 #31 per 2010.10), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 魔法老師! 33 per 2011.04), French (Pika Édition: Negima! Tome 32 shipped 2011.08.17 • Tome 33 street date: 2011.10.05), Spain (Glènat España), Germany (Egmont Manga & Anime: Negima! Magister Negi Magi Band 31 released 2011.08.04 • Band 32 street date: 2011.10), Norway (Schibsted Forlag), Brazil (Editora JBC) and Croatia (Algoritam).

    Adaptations
    A 26-episode anime TV series starring seiyuu Satou Rina as Negi Springfield (January-June 2005), three pre-anime OAVs (2004), two post TV series OAVs (Mahou Sensei Negima!: Haru and Mahou Sensei Negima!: Natsu, 2006.10.25 and 2006.11.22), an alternate retelling anime series (Negima!?, 2006.10-2007.03), OADs or Original Animation Disc bundled with the manga (Mahou Sensei Negima!: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba, 2008.08.17-2009.02.17; Mahou Sensei Negima!: Mō Hitotsu no Sekai, 2009.09.17-2010.11.17; and the anime movie that concludes the Magic World arc, Mahou Sensei Negima: Anime Final (premiered 27 August 2011 in Japan as a double-bill with Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth). A live-action drama aired on TV Tokyo from 2007.10 to 2008.03.

  17. New Comic Bomber (Shin Hoero Pen) 8 of 11 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
  18. LC: New Comic Bomber 8

    Shin Hoero Pen新吼えろペン
    by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
    AKA New Be Growl, Pen
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 8 (chapters 28-31) first published in Japan 2007.08

    Related series
    Burning Pen and Comic Bomber (prequels)

  19. Officer Monju (Seigi Keikan Monju) 10 of 12 by Miyashita Hiroki
  20. LC: Officer Monju 10

    Seigi Keikan Monju正義警官モンジュ
    by Miyashita Hiroki
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan in 2010.07

    Other languages
    French (Kana: Monju, au service de la justice Tome 8 per 2011.02 • Tome 9 street date: 2011.09.23), traditional Chinese (Taiwan Tohan: 正義警官毛九 volume 7 per 2011.06)

  21. Over Rev 20 of 31 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39
  22. LC: Over Rev 20

    Over Rev!オーバーレブ!
    by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39
    Shogakukan Young Sunday, seinen
    Volume 20 (chapters 217-228) first published in Japan 2002.02

    Reissues
    Released in 13 wide-ban from 2007.05 to 2008.05 and in bunko as OVER REV! A Legend of Ultimate Hot Rodder (15 volumes published as at 2009.04)

  23. Soul Eater 10 of 20+ by Ohkubo Atsushi
  24. LC: Soul Eater 10

    Soul Eaterソウルイーター
    by Ohkubo Atsushi
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 10 (chapters 36-39) first published in Japan 2007.10

    Related series
    First appeared as one-shots in two Gangan Powered special editions (Summer and Fall 2003) and Gangan Wing's 26 November 2003 issue. (Regular Monthly Shonen Gangan serialization commenced May 2004.)

    Other languages
    English Soul Eater (Yen Press: six volumes per 2011.06 • volume 7 street date: 2011.10.25), French (Kurokawa Tome 16 per 2011.07 • Tome 17 street date: 2011.10.13), German (Carlsen Comics Band 12 shipped 2011.08.26 • Band 13 street date: 2011.10.28) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press: 噬魂者 17 per 2011.03)

    Related series
    Soul Eater Not! (side story; began serialization in Shonen Gangan 2011.01.12)

    Adaptations
    Manga volumes 1 to 12 adapted to anime by BONES. Fifty-one episodes starring seiyuu Omigawa Chiaki (Maka Alban) and Uchiyama Kouki (Soul Eater) aired in Japan from April 2008 to March 2009.

    Square Enix bundled an audio drama, Soul Eater (Vol. 1): Special Social Studies Field Trip, with an artbook in August 2005. The drama CD featured different actors (Takeuchi Junko as Maka; Hoshi Souichirou as Soul Eater); only Kobayashi Yumiko reprised her Black☆Star role in the TV series.

  25. Team Medical Dragon (Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon-) 19 of 25 by Nogizaka Taro/Nagai Akira
  26. LC: Team Medical Dragon 19

    Iryuu -Team Medical Dragon-医龍
    by Nogizaka Taro, Nagai Akira, Yoshinuma Mie (Medical Supervision)
    Shogakukan Big Comic Superior, seinen
    Volume 19 (chapters 150-157) first published in Japan 2008.12

    Awards
    Winner, Best Seinen/General Manga, 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards.

    Other languages
    French (Glénat: Tome 17 shipped 2011.07 • Tome 18 street date: 2011.10.19)

    Related
    My First BIG Special limited edition releases: Iryū Oyasumi (Japan release: 2011.01); Iryū Yōchi (2010.12); Iryū Tokken (2010.11); Iryū sennō (2010.10); Iryū Himitsu Heiki (2010.09); Iryū Sōtei-gai (2007.12); Iryū Hakui (2007.11); Iryū Kyōju no Shishitsu (2007.11); Iryū Kiken na masui (2007.10); Iryū Kango-shi to Isha (2006.06); and Iryū Kanja no Ishi (2006.04)

    Adaptations
    Three seasons of the live-action adaptation, starring Sakaguchi Kenji (Asada Ryutaro), aired on Fuji TV (Season 1: April to June 2006; Season 2: October to December 2007; Season 3: October to December 2010). The first season won the Best Drama award at the 49th Television Drama Academy Awards.

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European comics/BDs (2011.09.14)

  1. Jojo - Tuan Serba Tahu (Jojo, Tome 8: Monsieur Je-sais-tout) by André Geerts (Dupuis)
  2. Lucky Luke - Kavaleri ke 20 (Lucky Luke, Tome 27: Le 20ème de cavalerie) by Morris & Goscinny (Dupuis)
  3. Petualangan Spirou & Fantasio -Tora Torapa (Spirou et Fantasio, Tome 23: Tora-Torapa) by Fournier (Dupuis)

¹ Sources: Elex STO 14 September 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² Manga are priced at IDR 18,500 each except Angel Heart 10, Blade of Immortal 18 and Over Rev 20 (IDR 19,500) and Blue Seal 2 (IDR 22,000). ROMICs/BDs retail for IDR 30,000/issue except Petualangan Spirou & Fantasio -Tora Torapa (IDR 38,000).
² Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured ongoing series

☆ Angel Heart 10 of 33 by Hojo Tsukasa

City Hunter receives a new commission. The client from New York is searching for his sister and names the Cat's Eye as the meeting place. What does a search for a missing sib have to do with Kaori showing Ryo how to propose?

Basara 19 of 27 by Tamura Yumi

Shuri and allies manage to overthrow the Black King. Meanwhile, Sarasa and the Shikoku navy launch an assault against the Emperor's troops. In the midst of battle, Hiiragi's accomplice attacks Sarasa.

☆ Jormungand 4 of 9+ by Takahashi Keitarou

After dealing with Da Xing Hai in South Africa, Koko and her mercs depart for England where they run into the arms dealer notorious for snapping up Koko's prospective clients under her nose. Is this payback time?

Jormungand 4 contains chapters 18-24: African Golden Butterflies (phase.4-5), Air and Mondo Grosso (phase.1-4). [*NOT Level's titles; mechanically translated from the Japanese via Google]

☆ Magister Negi Magi 27 of 35+ by Akamatsu Ken

Team Nagi-Kotaro faces off against Rakan-Kagetaro in the martial arts finals. Negi gains the upper hand, after surprising Rakan with his new powers. But Rakan is not the legendary Ala Rubra hero for nothing and soon reverses the situation. Can Negi still win?

Magister Negi Magi 27 compiles chapters
241. Negi Awakens!?
242. Thunder God Negi!
243. Rakan, 120%!!
244. Negi's Utter Defeat!?
245. I Still Believe in You, Negi!
246. I'll Win, for You!
247. Wild Dance of Trump Cards!
248. And to the Top.
249. Your Training Is Complete!
[*NOT Level's titles]

Other 14 September highlights

  • Blade of Immortal 18 by Samura Hiroaki: Rin and Doa bear down on Edo fortress to rescue Manji and Isaku, but are themselves captured by the citadel's guards halfway through the journey.
  • Blue Seal 2 by Shinohara Chie: Byakko Akira falls under Soko Kiriyu's spell and instead of annihilating Soryu, helps her escape the So clan dragnet. Enraged, Akira's uncle orders his traitorous nephew's death, in addition to Soko's.
  • Lost Man 4 by Kusaba Michiteru: The Fazenda players resent Matsumoto for choosing to move to Locust FC because of higher pay. Tension heightens when they learn that Fazenda FC is about to be acquired by Locust.
  • New Comic Bomber 8 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko: Hono-sensei and his manga-ka friends have something against the owner of the new Pub Mangaka. What has got Hono-sensei and artist pals so riled?
  • Officer Monju 10 by Miyashita Hiroki: Monju, among others, is invited to Tokyo to represent the robot police in a grand parade. The parade supposed to reduce the distance between the police and public, however, becomes a terrorist target.
  • Over Rev 20 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39: Ryoko and Danmaru begin questioning why they want to become runners, but an unexpected meeting reaffirms their beliefs. Who's responsible for restoring their faith?

Still not enuf? Here are the other 14 September 2011 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Ciuman Dewa 6 · Ghost's Doctor 7 · Dragon's Fiancé 1 by Kusakawa Nari · Kungfu Boy Premium 5 · V.B. Rose 8 · Princess & The 3 Beasts 3 · Be Good 1 by Kim GiJung & Shin InChol · Chunchu 1 by Kim SungJae & Kim ByungJin · Doraemon 12 · Inazuma Eleven 5 · Katsu! 13 · Lum, The Invader Girl 31 · Crayon Shinchan - Warisan Dunia by Usui Yoshito · Doraemon: Gadget Cat from The Future 9 · Doraemon Movie: Nobita Dalam Dunia Misteri by Fujiko F. Fujio · Shonen Star 16/2011 · Shonen Magz 9/2011

m&c!: Love So Life 6 · Yona, The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn 1 by Kusanagi Mizuho · Crazy Girl Shin Bia 5 · Idol's Love Story 6 · My Pearl Girl 1 by Saito Ken · Crab Kiss 6 · My Own Princess 7 · My Perfect Private Teacher by Shiraishi Yuki · Princess Gal Paradise 3 · Perfect Love Project 6 · I've Loved You Since So Long by Kayoru · Bittersweet High School 2 · Sayaka, The Unbeatable Yankee Girl by Wao Akira · Pedang MahaDewa -Forestory V- God of The Gods 3 · The Story of Wang Fenglei II No. 3

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