This week

Manga street dates: Elex (4.16) · Level (4.16) · m&c! (4.16) · 3L Comic (4.18)
Hayate The Combat Butler! Cuties, Mon–Fri, 630pm WIB (Animax Asia)

It’s sunny side up manga + anime’s anniversary month!
Happy anniversary to Telor Ceplok, chuu
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Ittoki Otoya birthday card

And, of course, Happy Birthday to Ittoki-kun♥

9.18.2011

Naruto 57 and D.Gray-man 22 on teh simplified Chinese side (Chuang Yi 20 September 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Apparently the English Metal Fight Beyblade vol 5 didn't street as planned (was moved to 18 October). At any rate, Naruto 57 and D.Gray-man aren't the only simplified Chinese manga (and manhwa) Chuang Yi lined up for 20 September. Defense Devil #9 (penultimate tankou) and 吸血鬼骑士 (Vampire Knight) #14—both postponed from 9.05—also street, as does 魔帝 (Majeh) #36.

Simplified Chinese manga and manhwa (2011.09.20)

  1. Defense Devil #9 of 10 by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl »Ex-9.05
  2. 吸血鬼骑士 (Vampire Knight) #14 of 14+ by Hino Matsuri »Ex-9.05
  3. D.GRAY MAN #21 of 22+ by Hoshino Katsura
  4. 魔帝 (Majeh) #36 of 39+ by Ra InSoo & Kim JaeHwan
  5. 火影忍者 (Naruto) #57 of 57+ by Kishimoto Masashi

¹ Source: Chuang Yi Coming Soon advisories (simplified Chinese) per 18 September 2011

Simplified Chinese manga and manhwa
The Japanese Defense Devil 9 and D.Gray-man 22 streeted last June, as did Vampire Knight 14. Naruto is most recent of the bunch, volume 57 having streeted in August. Meanwhile, Majeh volume 36 came out in September last year. Whatever their original street dates, Chuang Yi's fairly up to speed, with only the Korean Majeh far out in front (volume 39 released 9 September 2011).

If you can read Chinese, and I assume you can if you're buying the simplified Chinese editions, Chuang Yi's synopses —

火影忍者 (Naruto) #57 of 57
By Kishimoto Masashi

火影忍者 #57 (Chuang Yi)

Naruto
© Kishimoto Masashi
Shueisha
[Weekly Shonen Jump]

暗斗逼近!呜人得知斑的目标是他,并因此而掀起战争。无视伊鲁卡的劝说,他决定迈向战场亲自解决一切!黑夜拜访激战连绵的前线,潜藏在黑暗之中蠢蠢欲动的忍者之战,即将开打!

ISBN: 978-981-4341-99-8
SRP: SGD 5.50

Here's Wiki's summary of Naruto 57, for my own reference:

Upon learning of the ongoing war, Naruto and Killer Bee escape from their hideout to support their comrades. However, they are intercepted by the Raikage and Tsunade who insist on leaving the tailed beasts' hosts. While Tsunade decides to rely on Naruto's strength, Bee and Naruto convince the Raikage to let them go.

Naruto 57: Naruto senjō e...!! ( (Naruto Heads to the Battlefield...!!) compiles chapters 535 through 544: Iruka's Persuasion, Naruto Heads to the Battlefield...!! Night Falls...!! Cross-Examination, Night of Blood...!! Madara's Strategy!! Raikage vs. Naruto!? The Unknown Story of the Strongest Tag Team!! Unforgotten Words and Two Suns!! [*NOT Chuang Yi's titles]

D.GRAY MAN #22 of 22+
By Hoshino Katsura

D.GRAY MAN #22 (Chuang Yi)

D.Gray-man
© Hoshino Katsura
Shueisha [Jump SQ]

受到亚雷的帮助,神田和阿鲁玛逃到没有人可以下手的地方去──终于面临阿鲁玛的最后时刻,但是第三使徒却落入诺亚的手中......此外,被视为觉醒的“第14号”的危险分子亚雷被幽禁在教团之内,前往造访他的人物究竟是...?

ISBN: 978-981-4341-62-2
SRP: SGD 5.50

For my own edification, excerpting here Wiki's not quite equivalent D.Gray-man 22 English summary:

Alma and Kanda arrive in Mater with the former dying. Allen tries to save Tokusa, but he is bound by Link. He is then held captive at the Black Order for his previous actions. A Cardinal of the Black Order attacks Allen, and accidentally reveals that he was the one behind Cross's disappearance. Road and Tyki break into the Black Order to rescue Allen, and Tyki reveals that the Cardinal is a sentient Innocence known as an Apocryphos. Allen, Road and Tyki escape the prison, and Allen is officially classified as a Noah by the Order. Tyki leaves Allen and an unconscious Road so he can fight the Apocryphos. Allen creates his last Ark gate to leave the Black Order behind forever, disappearing after telling Lenalee he will always remain an Exorcist.

D.Gray-man 22 collects into tankou chapters 200 through 205: Seeds of Destruction, Sinner in Despair, A Changing World, Fate - Consciousness, Premonitions of Separation and My Home. [Still NOT Chuang Yi's titles]

Defense Devil #9 of 10
By Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl

Defense Devil #9 (Chuang Yi)

Defense Devil
© Youn InWan &
Yang KyungIl
Shogakukan
[Shonen Sunday]

他的职业是律师,帮助罪人的地狱律师。因为温柔而被魔界放逐的孤独恶魔...他的名字叫做库卡巴拉。与艾达玛丽亚一起回到魔界的库卡巴拉一行人,好不容易找到了茱比特的双亲...而且也终于成功的逼出幕后黑手·菲尼克斯!!

ISBN: 978-981-4341-63-9
SRP: SGD 5.50

Defense Devil 9 compiles chapters 79 through 89 or Judgments 51 to 61: True Form, Subspace, Dogfight, A Small, Small Love Song, Nuisance, A Secret Between The Two Of Us, Elimona's Confession, Lilith's Resurrection, The Mysterious Painting, You're the Best, Onii-chan!! and Kelia's Recollection. [*NOT Chuang Yi's titles]

魔帝 (Majeh) #36 of 39+
By Ra InSoo & Kim JaeHwan

魔帝 #36 (Chuang Yi)

Majeh © Ra InSoo
& Kim JaeHwan
Daiwon C.I.
[Comic Champ]

从雪老身上继承新的天杀钢气后,魔帝同时也复活了!
复活后的他便马不停蹄地迈向阴界去追武麟!
不顾危险而决定同行的伙伴们...加上给予新助力的神将─夜叉...!
与武麟的胜负就此掀起第二幕...!

ISBN: 978-981-4323-92-5
SRP: SGD 5.50

吸血鬼骑士 (Vampire Knight) #14 of 14+
By Hino Matsuri

(Chuang Yi actually released its English Vampire Knight 14 a little earlier than its Chinese edition — in August.)

吸血鬼骑士 #14 (Chuang Yi)

Vampire Knight
© Hino Matsuri
Hakusensha [LaLa]

透过枢的血,优姬追朔得知枢始祖时代的记忆。在利用自己身体的一部分心无旁鹜进行实验的枢身旁,有位对他非常重要的女性。漫游过去而觉醒的优姬,她又有何想法?另一方面,更不在断增加仆人的数量。而枢,终于展开行动了,但是他的行动却要付出莫大的牺牲!这是让人激动不已的第14集!

ISBN: 978-981-4341-58-5
SRP: SGD 5.50

Vampire Knight 14 contains 64th to 68th Nights: A Proposition at the End of a Thousand Nights, The Vicious Princess, Once More From the Beginning, A Sword That Cuts Everything and Why? [Still NOT Chuang Yi's titles]

Next Chuang Yi release schedule: 4 October 2011 (Tuesday)

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