No Longer Just a List Version
Reiterating that Red River 10 and Shattered Knife 9 appear in my Level 9.22 list—not here—regardless that they were re-advised for 9.28, because they were already available on the earlier street date.
ILIAD © Uoto Osamu & Toshusai Garaku/Shogakukan [Big Comics] · Kurosagi © Kuromaru & Natsuhara Takeshi/Shogakukan [First serialized in Young Sunday] · Dark Edge © Aikawa Yu/MediaWorks [First serialized in Dengeki Comic Gao!]. Published in Indonesia as Iliad, The Black Swindler and Dark Edge by Elex Media/Level Comics
Thanks to a forgetful Viennese professor, Iriya succeeds in extracting a name for he who accompanied the Nazis' Atlantis quest during WWII: "Rot Hase" or The Red Rabbit. Rot Hase hails from Izumo, prompting Iriya to fly to the so-called Land of the Gods, whence grew myths of Japan's deities. Little does Iriya expect that cornering The Red Rabbit in his den would pit him against a demon that devours humans.
(For another "human devourer"—of the female kind—check out Blue Seal vol. 3, also streeting on the 28th.)
"The tenant's security deposit becomes collateral."
Kurosaki and Shiraishi cooperate to bust a tenant contract fraud. What trick will the pair use to counterswindle the fraudsters?
Above The Black Swindler synop refers to the eight-part
Tenant contract fraud story that spans chapters 145 through 152. Volume 14 also wraps
Debut swindle (chapters 142–144). [*NOT Level's chapter titles]
- The Black Swindler (Kurosagi) vol. 14 of 20 by Kuromaru & Natsuhara Takeshi
- Blue Seal (Ao no Fuuin [Bunko]) vol. 3 of 7 of 7 by Shinohara Chie
- Dark Edge vol. 2 of 15 by Aikawa Yu «Ex-9.19
- [Series Premiere] Go-On! vol. 1 of 4+ by Akishige Manabu
- Hellsing vol. 9 of 10 by Hirano Kohta
- Hikayat Genji (Asakiyumemishi) vol. 11 of 13 by Yamato Waki
- Iliad vol. 6 of 15 by Uoto Osamu & Toshusai Garaku
- Sky of Love (Koizora: Setsunai Koi Monogatari) vol. 7 of 10 by Haneda Ibuki, Mika «Ex-9.22
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- Boule & Bill - Sahabat Setia (Boule et Bill, Tome 3: Les copains dabord) by Roba (Dupuis)
- Rantanplan - Badut Sirkus (Rantanplan, Tome 4: Le Clown) by Morris, Jean Léturgie, Xavier Fauche (Lucky Comics)
- Smurf - Pengacau di Desa Smurf (Les Schtroumpfs, Tome 25: Un enfant chez les Schtroumpfs) by Peyo (Le Lombard)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 28 September 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² Listed GN retail for IDR 18,500 except The Black Swindler 14 (IDR 19,500) and bunko Blue Seal 3 (IDR 22,000). ROMICs Boule & Bill - Sahabat Setia, Rantanplan - Badut Sirkus and Smurf - Pengacau di Desa Smurf are priced at IDR 30,000 per volume.
² are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New Level titles
High school senior Katase Ryo gets no respect. His juniors in the baseball club treat him like a flunky and his homeroom teacher can't even remember his name.
Ryo's life undergoes a 180 when meets the school beauty Nagano, who lends him a CD, and Yomogida, inarguably the weirdest guy around.
Ryo's escape from humdrum everyday, start-OH!
Go-On!, which debuted in Young Sunday in 2008, is classed as an ongoing. Its latest tankou 4, however, went on sale in March 2009.
Other Akishige Manabu manga
The name "Akishige Manabu" should be familiar if you've read the Zombies trilogy written by Kaneshiro Kazuki: Revolution No.3 (three volumes released in Japan from 2004.03 to 2004.08), Fly, Daddy, Fly (two volumes published in Japan between 2005.05 and 2005.07) and Speed (volumes 1–4 published from 2006.05 to 2007.04). Level licensed all three. Revolution No.3 concluded in July 2010, Fly, Daddy, Fly in November 2009 and Speed in February 2010. (Yeah, Level sometimes does that. Release the sequels before the prequels, I mean.)
Collaborations with other writers include Ai to Seishun no Naritachi (Big Comics, 2005.08, one volume) and Nina Leica (one volume published Kawade's Kowloon Comics in 2001.05 and two volumes under Cosmic Shuppan Kyun! Comics in 2006.04 and 2006.05), both written by Kawasaki Bura. With Kitazawa Miya was D-ASH (Big Comic Spirits, five volumes between 1997.05 and 1998.02.)
Solo flight works encompass not only Go-On!, but also Manabi no Kuni (Young Sunday Comics, four volumes from 2002.04 to 2002.12) and equally ongoing Anri the Blood, serialized in Shogakukan's Moba Man (volume 1 per 2010.01).
The mystery of the ancient Saionji Record zealously guarded by the Sei clan for generations unfolds. As expected, the document chronicles the protracted war between humans and demons. It also depicts a way for Kiryu Soko, the demon queen Soryu, to return to life as a human. Valuable information indeed that would allow Soko to remain with Saionji Akira, her arch-nemesis Byakko reincarnated.
But Soko and Akira's union will have to wait until they defeat Genbu, the Ferocious Shadow from Clan Hotsu, whose powers equal our couple's combined.
Despite initial Geh. Human devourer. Nasty. misgivings, I'm now lurvin' the
Folkore of Darkness Blue Seal because, Kyaaa～! Akira-sama～ Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ Shoulda known I could trust Shinohara Chie-sensei for May I swoon? I will swoon... Alpha Male bishies. No one does 'em—as well as breakneck narrative pacing—better ^^ That it's
based on the tale of Four Gods in oriental cultures, namely the Azure Dragon (east), the White Tiger (west), the Black Turtle (north) and the Red Phoenix (south) is largely icing on an already scrumptious cake.
A definite GET!
The six students who stumbled on to Yotsuji High's macabre secret now pursue their respective agenda. Akasaka refuses Okamoto's conditions and directs her revenge against Mr. Tsuchiya, even as Shimizu itches to yield to her beloved biology teacher. Yoshikuni joins for the adrenalin rush, Nishiwaki, to calm an agitated sense of justice. Ise, meanwhile, yearns to learn the secret behind the teachers' immortality.
As for Takagi, he finds himself wondering who his father was, really?
Lina-chan reviewed Dark Edge vol. 1 and gave it a meh 6 of 10 rating. She definitely belongs to the ranks of those not interested in learning
What would you do if you realized your busty new substitute teacher was feasting on classmates?, as ComicsOne poses in its Dark Edge, Volume 2 blurb.
Other 28 September 2011 highlights
- Hellsing vol. 9 by Hirano Kohta: Alucard's duel to the death against Father Anderson ends, but another awaits — the final reckoning with the treacherous Walter.
- Hikayat Genji vol. 11 by Yamato Waki: Years after Genji's departure, two princes remain linked to Genji. The first is his son Kaoru, the second, Nio no Miya, his grandson, who seeks love on Mt. Uji.
- Sky of Love vol. 7 by Haneda Ibuki, Mika: Mika's high school graduation present is the prospect of her parents' divorce and who should offer comfort but Yuu? Meanwhile, Aya goes weird mode, ON! on campus and starts spilling all about Yuu? How will Mika take it?
Still not enuf? Here are the other 28 September 2011 manga
Elex Media: Naruto 53 · Fullmetal Alchemist 27 of 27 · C.M.B. 16 · Wild Life 20 · Arsène Lupin 4 · Bride of the Water God 4 · Inuyasha 54 · Topeng Kaca vol. 17 Deluxe · GOGOGO to the West 1 by Konishi Noriyuki · New Kobochan 10 · Be Good 2 | Paket (Box sets): Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji, Vols. 1-3 · Animal Doctor, Vols. 1-7 · Apollon on the Slope, Vols. 1-2 · Beauty Honey, Vols. 1-3 of 3 · Best Friend Survival!, Vols. 1-2 of 2 | Magazines: Shonen Star 17/2011 · Nakayoshi Gress! 9/2011
m&c!: Bleach 42 · Pluto 8 of 8 · Meet the Banchou 9 · Fragments of Summer by Amano Shinobu · My Dearest Pochi 2 · Ignite Wedge 1 by Tutumi Yoshisada · Innocent Blade Unveil by Todono Seiuchiroh · My Lovely Chef by Hirama Kaname · Tabi and Fellow Travelers 1 by Tanakanoka · World of Dreams by Amano Kozue · Crown Latte by Odagiri Nagisa · Pudding in Love 4 · Endang Soekamti · Cherry Issue 57/2011
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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