Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made © Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
Square Enix [Serialized in Young Gangan]
Published in Indonesia as Until Death Do Us Part by Elex Media/Level Comics
Haruka has a vision of a classmate's assassination and in trying to save the future victim, finds herself drawn into a gang war orchestrated by Edge Turus' protégé Komura. Hunted down by hired killers and finally cornered in an old building, Haruka and three other students brace for the worst, only to find an unlikely savior in the person of...Kilo. [Additions from Ki-oon's Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare, Tome 8 synopsis]
My question: Where is Mamoru while all this action is going down? (I guess I'll have to live with my curiosity until Until Death Do Us Part Volume 8:
Trap streets on the 19th.)
BLOODY-X infects the THIRD-i command center. Fujimaru races to decrypt the Shikimura file forwarded to Mrs. Munakata for an anti-virus. Meanwhile, hiding underneath the terrorists' truck, Kano refuses to back down from tracking the criminals to their lair.
Yugo: Shimokita Hantou-hen
© Akana Shu & Makari Shinji
Kodansha [ Evening ]
Published in Indonesia as
Yugo - Shimokita Peninsula
by Level Comics
Yugo is shocked by partner Kogure's implication in extortion cases involving the yakuza. He investigates and learns that the case is linked to both the yakuza and an anti-Japan group out of North Korea. What makes strange bedfellows of organized crime and a high-ranked official wanted by the Japanese police? More importantly, can Yugo save Kogure from the crossfire?
Shimokita Peninsula is the first arc of the Yugo II side stories and its 9.19 appearance answers the question I posed when the main Yugo The Negotiator series concluded in June 2010: Is Level also licensing Yugo II? The implications of this premiere ought to make "Yugo is the ult bishie!" Andrea Tezumo-sensei (The Fifth Columnist) delirious. ^^
The side stories span at least eight arcs (they're still ongoing). The first Yugo: Shimokita Hantou-hen is succeeded by Kitakyushu Tsushima-hen; Tokyo Tanegashima-hen; Osaka-hen (two volumes); Yokohama Yokosuka-hen (two volumes); Toyako Summit-hen (two volumes); Philippines Oda-Hen (three volumes); and most recently, Taiwan-hen (volume 1 published 2011.06).
- Bloody Monday 6 of 11 by Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji
- Cesare: The Creator of Destruction (CESARE: Il Creatore che ha distrutto) 7 of 8+ by Souryo Fuyumi
- Haruka 17 volume 13 of 19 by Yamazaki Sayaka
- Honey Hunt 6 of 6+ (Hiatus) by Aihara Miki
- K2 volume 9 of 15+ by Mafune Kazuo
- The Ravages of Time (Huo Feng Liao Yuan) 12 of 42+ by Chan Mou
- Tokyo 23 Vol. 3 of 3 by Hashimoto Eiji and Arashida Takeshi [Finale]
- Until Death do us Part (Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made) 8 of 15+ by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
- [Premiere] Yugo - Shimokita Peninsula (Yugo: Shimokita Hantou-hen) by Akana Shu & Makari Shinji
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- Leonard - Jenius Sejati (Léonard, Tome 2: Léonard est toujours un génie) by Turk - De Groot (Le Lombard)
- Yakari dan Beruang Hantu (Yakari, Tome 24: Yakari et l'ours fantôme) by Derib + Job (Le Lombard)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 19 September 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² Manga and manhua retail for IDR 18,500 except Cesare 7, Haruka 17 Vol.13, and Until Death Do Us Part 8 (IDR 19,500) and Yugo - Shimokita Peninsula (IDR 22,000). ROMIC (BDs) Leonard - Jenius Sejati and Yakari dan Beruang Hantu are priced at IDR 30,000/volume.
² are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Christmas Eve finally arrives and with it, Cesare and Giovanni's opportunity to preside over a mass with Raffaele. Inside the church, Cesare happens on the tomb of Heinrich VII and turns to Professor Landino for an account. What insights can a 400-year old tale afford Cesare's conception of dualism?
Eight Cesare tankou have been released in Japan as of October 2010, so if Level scrambles, we might be able to catch up with the original.
Speaking of all caught up —
Q-ta comes clean about his romance with Yura on TV, and viewers chime in with their support. Mizorogi, too, relents on Q-ta × Yura, albeit with certain conditions. And then Yura finds herself alone...in her bedroom...with Q-ta.
Dan finally cracks the mystery of the X game, but not before the deadly sport claims Dan's new friend Hajime as its latest casualty. With Noboru's help, Dan disseminates the ultimate game cheat to remaining gamers, but X is relentless in its swath of fatal attrition. Can Dan and Noboru track down the game's brainiac Machiavelli before they, too, lose their bracelets and their lives?
Nope, I don't think it's going to be a Tokyo 23 can tell.
Other 19 September 2011 highlights
- Haruka 17 Vol. 13 by Yamazaki Sayaka: Haruka's real age is outed, but at least one good thing comes out of it: Haruka and Tsubasa get back together. The media, however, exploits their renewed closeness to bring Haruka down. Can Haruka regain her good name and sponsor support?
- K2 Vol. 9 by Mafune Kazuo: Professor Soma's involvement with the manufacture of cloned organs haunts the doctor enough to try to protect Kazunari from the organization that wants to harvest Kazunari's cells. He places himself in front of Kazunari as a shield and...
- The Ravages of Time 12 by Chan Mou: Cao Cao attacks Xuzhou. Liu Bei lends his strength to Xuzhou under the banner of truth and humanity, but his participation doesn't avert the killing of Xuzhou head, Tao Qian. But before either Cao Cao or Liu Bei can emerge victorious, troops of war god Lu Bu make use of the conflict to occupy Cao Cao territories.
Still not enuf? Here are the other 19 September 2011 manga and manhwa
Elex Media: Fairy Tail 11 · Hyde & Closer 7 of 7 · Vinland Saga 7 · Artist Acro 8 · Yakitate!! Japan 23 · Arakure - The Wild Ones 1 by Fujiwara Kiyo · Blooming Youth 6 · Smash! 4 · The Tyr Chronicles 8 · Witch Hunter 4 · Kariage kun 45
m&c!: Idol Shopping 11 · Kitchen Palette 2 · Say Say Say 5 · Seiyuu-Ka! Lovely Voice 4 · Born To Cook 8 · Love in the Sky 4 of 4 · My Lovely Class Leader 3 · Spray King 2 · Dewa Iblis Awan Api II N° 2 · Pedang MahaDewa - Future 3
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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