This week

Manga street dates: Elex (4.16) · Level (4.16) · m&c! (4.16) · 3L Comic (4.16)
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
( ˘ ³˘)❤

Ittoki Otoya birthday card

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

10.19.2011

Black Butler 6, Aphorism 7 and Tales 2 by Wee See Heng (Chuang Yi 18 October 2011 English manga) [UPDATED]

Update: Because apparently, Metal Fight Beyblade vol 5 didn't street either on the 20th of September OR 18 October :P. So taking it out for the third time. But more than that, Chuang Yi is hyping the upcoming premiere of CLAMP's Gate7...but it's in simplified Chinese. Ah, well, here's hoping the English version is not far behind—oh, you want what's available nau?

Aphorism 7 and Black Butler 6 (Chuang Yi)

Aphorism © Kujō Karuna/Square Enix [Gangan Online] · Kuroshitsuji © Toboso Yana/Square Enix [GFantasy]. Published in Singapore as Aphorism and Black Butler by Chuang Yi

Confrontations that don't turn out as planned in Aphorism vol 7, as Ciel and Sebastian try their hand at funambulism (literal or metaphorical?) in Black Butler vol 6. Also on tap: moar spins on classic faerie tales in Wee See Heng's Tales 2. and a new Bladers tourney in Metal Fight Beyblade 5 (you might already know that if visited this blog in September.)

Chuang Yi's previews are below the release list.

Chuang Yi English manga (2011.10.18)

  1. Aphorism vol 7 of 7+by Kujō Karuna
  2. Aphorismアホリズムaphorism」 by Kujō Karuna
    Square Enix Gangan Wing and Gangan Online, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2011.05

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (also published by Chuang Yi; 杀戮箴言 #4 released 2011.01)

  3. Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) vol 6 of 12+ by Toboso Yana
  4. Kuroshitsuji黒執事」 by Toboso Yana
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 6 (chapters 24-27) first published in Japan 2009.01

    Other languages
    Alternative English Black Butler (Yen Press: six volumes per 2011.07 • volume 7 street date: 2011.10.25), French (Kana: Black Butler Tome 8 shipped 2011.10.07), German (Carlsen Comics: Black Butler Band 8 per 2011.08 • Band 9 street date: 2011.10.28), Indonesian (Elex Media: vol. 11 released 2011.07), traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 黑執事 XII per 2011.09.15) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 黑执事 #8 released 2010.02)

    Adaptations
    The 24-episode A-1 Pictures anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Ono Daisuke (Sebastian Michaelis) and Sakamoto Maaya (Ciel Phantomhive), aired in Japan from October 2008 to March 2009 (premiered 11 January 2011 on Animax Asia). An unaired OAV side story, Kuroshitsuji: Sono Shitsuji, Kōgyō, shipped with DVD volume 9.

    A 12-episode second series—Kuroshitsuji II—aired between July and September 2010. The new master and butler pair designed by Toboso Yana, butler Claude Faustus and master Alois Trancy, were voiced by Sakurai Takahiro and Mizuki Nana.

    Two audio dramas preceded the anime. The first Kuroshitsuji Drama CD, released August 2007 by Geneon Entertainment, featured seiyuu Morikawa Toshiyuki, Takashiro Genki, Suzuki Chihiro, and Seki Tomokazu. The second Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) Karei Naru Drama CD, released November 2008 by Sony Music Entertainment, featured the anime cast.

    A musical adaptationThat Butler, Friendship—enjoyed a theater run from May 28, 2009 to June 7, 2009. The second Musical Black Butler, The Most Beautiful Death in The World, A Thousand Soul and The Fallen Grim Reapers stage musical had Matsushita Yuya reprising his role as Sebastian Michaelis. Nishii Yukito replaced Sakamoto Shougo as Ciel Phantomhive in the second musical that ran between 3 and 23 May 2010 in Japan.

    Related
    Black Butler Character Guide “That Butler, Assembles” (2008.02) • The TV Animation Black Butler Black Record (2009.03) • Rainbow Butler official comics anthology (2009.03) • TV Animation Kuroshitsuji II Final Record (2010.10)

  5. Metal Fight Beyblade 5 of 9+ by Adachi Takafumi »Ex-9.05; 9.20; 10.18
  6. [Premiere] Tales 2 by Wee See Heng [Complete]

[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]

Chuang Yi simplified Chinese manga (2011.10.18)

  • 龙狼传 中原缭乱篇 (Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen) #9 of 9+ by Yamahara Yoshito

¹ Source: Chuang Yi per 18 October 2011.
² Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Chuang Yi English manga previews

Aphorism vol 7 of 7+
By Kujō Karuna

Sanjuro and co go off to confront Chairman Yama, while Rokudo helps to lure Yama's watchdogs away. Hirosue tries to wreck their plans and the watchdogs turn on Rokudo with near fatal results! Will Rokudo master his seal's power in time? And will Sanjuro and co manage to wring some answers out of Chairman Yama?

ISBN: 978-981-4341-93-6
SRP: SGD 8.90

Black Butler vol 6 of 12+
By Toboso Yana

The cheer of the holidays has passed, but the Noah's Ark traveling circus has been making the rounds, bringing fun and joy to children of all ages. However, as the ringmaster's cries fade away, a disturbing trend begins to surface in the wake of the colourful entourage. Children seem to disappear whenever the circus packs up for its next destination, and there are no clues… or corpses… to be found. But when the situation calls for Ciel and Sebastian to infiltrate the big top, will Sebastian's inhuman skills be enough to see him and his young master through a treacherous tightrope act that may well end in death?

ISBN: 978-981-4372-060
SRP: SGD 8.90

Black Butler VI compiles chapters 24 through 27: That Butler, On a Stage, That Butler, Medical Treatment, That Butler, Colleagues and That Butler, Show Business. [*NOT Chuang Yi's titles]

Twelve Kuroshitsuji tankou have been published in Japan as of July this year.

Tales 2
By Wee See Heng

Tales 2 (Chuang Yi)

This time we have little mermaid, Pinocchio, Robin Hood and many other classic characters waiting to entertain you!

Tales 2 also includes:
An original story created especially for Tales readers.

ISBN: 978-981-08-9962-2
SRP: SGD 12.50

Wee See Heng's Tales, BTW, premiered September 2010.

Simplified Chinese manga

龙狼传 中原缭乱篇 #9 (Chuang Yi)

Ryuurouden:
Chuugen Ryouranhen

© Yamahara Yoshito
Kodansha
[Monthly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Singapore as
龙狼传 中原缭乱篇
by Chuang Yi

龙狼传 中原缭乱篇 (Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen) #9 of 9+
By Yamahara Yoshito

I assume you can read the synopsis below if you're reading the simplified Chinese version :) (I can only make out Cao Cao and next military campaign, and that's thanks to Gugel *sweatdrop*)

当志狼所率领的曹操军,在襄阳城打败周瑜所率领的吴军时,皇帝人在许都,为了下次的征战而准备军备。为了得到诸将信赖,皇帝决定与人人害怕的“吃人魔兽”大老虎决斗。另一方面,为了皇帝安全着想,真澄在决斗前寄“密函”给刘备与关羽。决斗开始后,皇帝不敌大虎的猛攻,左肩受伤。面对压倒性的野生力量,皇帝的胜算有多少?

ISBN: 978-981-4232-02-2
SRP: SGD 5.50

Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen 9 streeted in Japan in August.

Next Chuang Yi release schedule: 1 November 2011 (Tuesday)

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