11.30.2011

Bloody Monday 7, Ceres 2, Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 6 (Level Comics 30 November 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

A genius hacker... a bio terrorist attack... a deadly virus... Your mission: Save the world!

Bloody Monday 7 (Level Comics)

Bloody Monday © Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji/Kodansha
[First serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics

Fujimaru manages to track down the BLOODY-X antivirus—the only hope of saving the two contaminated agents—within THIRD-i, but runs straight into Maya who infiltrated the building. Meanwhile, Ryunosuke, Otoya and Aoi evade the terrorists lying in wait at Mishiro University. Hide lends his dad's company car, but Otoya harbors suspicions over Hide's uncle Mauro who comes with.

I can add from Chuang Yi's Bloody Monday : Season 1 Vol.7 synopsis: As if a virus outbreak and enemy infiltration aren't enough, THIRD-i is facing a new internal crisis. An ignorant, yet obnoxious bureaucrat has been assigned to take over their leadership, and he threatens to undo valuable research that could put them all in grave peril!

Sez Bloody Monday editor Adisti-san upon Phew, finally reaching volume 7: Characters come...and characters go.

Now for Level's first runner-up DO WANT! —

Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale vol 2 of 14
By Watase Yuu

Deemed the bringer of Clan Mikage's doom, Aya is hunted down by her own family. She escapes death at her mother's hands when the Tennyo within her—Ceres—emerges and takes Aya over. Ceres vows to destroy the Mikage clan and take back her stolen hagoromo.

More manga previews after the release list.

Level Comics manga (2011.11.30)

  1. Bloody Monday vol 7 of 11 by Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji
  2. LC: Bloody Monday 7

    Bloody Mondayブラッディ・マンデイ
    by Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in 2008.09

    Other languages
    English Bloody Monday: Season 1 (Chuang Yi: volume 8 per 2010.08 and Kodansha Comics: Bloody Monday: two volumes per 2011.10.25 • volume 3 street date: 2011.12.20), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 11 volumes, concluded), traditional Chinese 血色星期一 (Tong Li Taiwan; 11 volumes) and French (PIKA Édition: Tome 8 shipped 2011.11.16 • Tome 9 street date: 2012.01.18)

    Related series
    Bloody Monday 0 (one volume; 2009.05) and sequels Bloody Monday Season 2 - Zetsubou no Kou (AKA Bloody Monday Season 2 ~Pandora no Hako~, eight volumes as at 2011.05.17) and Bloody Monday - Last Season (serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine beginning 2011.07.14; volume 1 streeted 2011.10.17 in Japan; volume 2 street date: 2011.12.16)

    Under Kodansha's KPC (Platinum Comics) imprint: Bloody Monday: Seinaru Chi no Shukusai... Hajimaru!! (2011.07.27); Bloody Monday: Kiba o Muku “BLOODY ‐ X”, Kansen Bakuhatsu!? (2011.06); Bloody Monday: Mogurikonde ita Supai no Shōtai (2011.05); Bloody Monday: Tensai Kōkōsei Hacker “Falcon” (2011.04)

    Hacking guides by FALCON: Bloody Monday Falcon no Conpi: Falcon's Computer Hacking (KCDX imprint: 2009.12) and Bloody Monday Falcon no Mobi: Falcon's Mobile Hacking (KCDX: 2011.01)

    Adaptations
    An 11-episode live-action renzoku aired from October through December 2008 on TBS, followed by a second season, Bloody Monday Season2 ~Pandora no Hako~ (January to March 2010, nine episodes). Actor/singer Miura Haruma returned as protagonist Fujimaru Takagi/Falcon in the sequel.

  3. Blue Seal (Ao no Fuuin [Bunko]) vol 5 of 7 by Shinohara Chie
  4. LC: Blue Seal 5

    Ao no Fuuin蒼の封印 (小学館文庫)
    by Shinohara Chie
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Bunko volume 5 first published in Japan 1999.05 (originally published in 11 tankoubon from 1992.04 to 1994.12)

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

  5. Bronze Angel (Bronze no Tenshi) vol 6 of 7 by Saito Chiho
  6. LC: Bronze Angel 6

    Bronze no Tenshiブロンズの天使
    by Saito Chiho
    Shogakukan Flowers, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2006.09

    Other versions
    Rereleased in five bunko volumes (per 2011.03)

    Related series
    Bronze no Tenshi Gaiden (one volume spin-off; 2009.01)

  7. Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale (Ayashi no Ceres) vol 2 of 14 by Watase Yuu
  8. LC: Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale 2

    Ayashi no Ceres Tenkuu Otogizoushi
    妖しのセレス 天空お伽草子」 by Watase Yuu
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 1997.04

    Awards
    Winner, 43rd Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Shoujo category

    Reissues/Other languages
    Reissued in seven Shogakukan Bunko from 2005.11 to 2006.02
    English Ceres: Celestial Legend (VIZ Media: (14 volumes per 2006.02), French (Editions Tonkam: Ayashi no Ceres: Un conte de fée céleste: 14 volumes per 2002.01), German (EMA), Spanish (Glènat España: Ceres: La Leyenda Celestial), Italian (Play Press: La fiaba del cielo), Vietnamese Truyền Thuyết Thiên Nữ

    Adaptations
    Studio Pierrot's 24-episode anime adaptation aired in Japan on WOWOW from April to September 2000, with seiyuu Kakazu Yumi as Aya Mikage, Iwao Junko as Ceres, Konishi Katsuyuki as Tooya, Itou Kentarou as Yuuhi, Chiba Susumu as Aki, Miki Shinichiro as Mikagi and Sugita Tomokazu as Mikage Kagami.

    Light novels written by Nishizaki Megumi and illustrated by Watase Yuu: Ayashi no Ceres Episode of Tooya (one volume Palette bunko: 2000.06); Episode of Shuro (Palette bunko: 2000.09); Episode of Aki (Palette bunko: 2001.01); and Episode of Miku (Palette bunko, three volumes from 2001.06 to 2001.08)

    Related
    Sequel: Ayashi no Ceres Gaiden (side story included as furoku for Sho-Comi #18; also compiled in Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden vol 6)
    Watase Yuu Postcard Book Fushigi Yuugi Ayashi no Ceres Imadoki! (Japan release: 2001.01)

  9. Oh Butterfly Oh Flower (Chou yo Hana yo) vol 6 of 8 by Yoshihara Yuki
  10. LC: Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 6

    Chou yo Hana yo蝶よ花よ
    by Yoshihara Yuki
    Shogakukan Petit Comic, josei
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2008.07

    Other languages
    English Butterflies, Flowers (VIZ Media: eight volumes per 2011.09), French (Soleil: Ma petite maîtresse tome 8 released 2010.05) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

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[Value sets] Paket Komik *Harga Spesial*

  1. Chocolat, Vols. 1–5 of 7 by Kubonouchi Eisaku [IDR 45,000/set]
  2. K2, Vols. 1–5 (of 15+) by Mafune Kazuo [IDR 45,000/set]
  3. Psychotrader Chinami, Vols. 1–2 of 2 by Akihiro Kimura –Complete–  [IDR 18,000/set]
  4. Restore Garage 251, Vols. 1–10 (of 32+) by Tsugihara Ryuji [IDR 90,000/set]

Note: Volume tallies represent volume totals in country of origin, which may not coincide with Level Comics's latest releases. Levels's most recent volumes for: K2: volume 9 (released 2011.09.19) and Restore Garage 251: volume 12 (1.26). Chocolat concluded with volume 7's release last July.

¹ Sources: Elex Media STO 30 November 2011 (release schedule) and Level Comics, Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (artwork and/or synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 18,500 except bunko Blue Seal 5 (IDR 22,000). Value set SRPs indicated beside their respective entries.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured ongoing series

Oh Butterfly Oh Flower vol 6 of 8
By Yoshihara Yuki

Choko, the daughter of an ancient rich family, lives happily with her former servant and current boss, Masayuki, after her present family home burned down, leading her and her lover into cohabiting more quickly than expected. Even though her new home has been rebuilt, Choko and Masayuki promise to spend Christmas eve together. But the arrival of Masayuki's ex and the company successor result in misunderstandings left, right and center.

Can Choko and Masayuki weather all these storms and still have a romantic Christmas?

Other 30 November 2011 highlights
Bronze Angel vol 6 by Saito Chiho

  • Natalya decides to discard everything to follow d'Anthes, and the pair makes plans to exchange Russia for Paris. But guilt over betraying her family and qualms over the future haunt Natalya. Seeing her torment, d'Anthes resolves to...

The above is why I opt not to read Bronze Angel. I can't stand Natalya :P

Level has no Blue Seal 5 blurb, let alone cover (it uses covers different from the Ao no Fuuin bunko). Still if there were a synops, I assume it would still revolve around Soko angsting over devouring humans to survive, and she and Akira trying to find a way to be together. «Edit OK, I called it. Akira is still struggling to seize Soko from the clutches of Genbu, Takao; he succeeds, alright, but now Akira's the one hostaged!

Still not enuf? Here are the other 30 November 2011 manga

Elex Media: 07-GHOST 3 · Kungfu Boy Legends 10 · Q and A 2 · Beck 29 · Inazuma Eleven 6 · Nakayoshi 11/2011 | [Value sets] Paket: Tokkyu!!, Vols. 1–8 and Vols. 9–15 · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason, Vols. 1–10 · Vinland Saga, Vols. 1–4 · Beauty Is The Beast, Vols. 1–5 of 5 · Burning Moon, Vols. 1–5 of 5 · Devil & Sweet, Vols. 1–2 · The Familiar of Zero, Vols. 1–3 · Hidamari Sketch, Vols. 1–5 · I Hate You More Than Anyone, Vols. 1–5 · Red Haired Anne, Vols. 1–5 of 5 · Rose Hip Zero, Vols. 1–5 of 5 · Sexy Simpleton, Vols. 1–8 of 8 · Summer Storm!, Vols. 1–6 · Tale of Poor Sisters, Vols. 1–4 of 4 · The Bodyguard, Vols. 1–3 · Happy Paradise, Vols. 1–2 of 2 · Hitohira, Vols. 1–4 · Love Honor, Vols. 1–2 of 2 · Pokonyan Pika-Pika, Vols. 1–3 of 3 · Vitamin Cat, Vols. 1–2

m&c!: Koloni Jagoan 5: Blade Bunny by Eric Kimball and Erwin Prasetya · Spray King 4 of 4 · Takeru: Opera Susanoh Sword of the Devil 2 · A Kiss in the Night by Yagami Rina · Love Comedy by Morita Fuji, Matsuhisa Atsushi, Tanaka Wataru · Love Is In The Air by Nanajima Kana · Words of Love by Sugiyama Miwako · Cherry Issue 59/2011

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

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