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11.10.2011

Crazy Girl Shin Bia 7, Mysterious Joker 5, Yona The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn 3 (m&c! 9 November 2011 manhwa and manga) [UPDATED]

Can't seem to shake this flu—yeah, yeah, I always have excuses handy—but I'll still fill in the m&c! eyecandy and blurbs and NikBabble™ later. Also, that Yona, The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn is still a mouthful :P «Update: No change in Akatsuki no Yona's title, but at least, synops.

Yona, The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn 3 (m&c!)

Akatsuki no Yona © Kusanagi Mizuho/Hakusensha [Serialized in Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia as Yona, The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn
by Gramedia/m&c!

Desperate to learn what the future holds, Yona and Haku search for a seer. They meet Yun and Ikusu after the pair rescued them from their pursuers. Is Ikusu the seer Yona and Haku are looking for? What path does the oracle show Yona who only yearns to protect her loved ones?

What I wanna know is: Who else here fangirls Suwon-sama other than me and nacchan? OK, so she's moar a fangirl than I am; I still haven't read Yona, The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn 2, and here volume 3 already streeted... (Haku-sama fangirls are welcome to chime in—I'm all for equal opportunity—and the comment box waits for you down there). Still, I'm half-tempted to pick up Akatsuki no Yona again, just for that Suwon-sama on the cover.

Half-hearted Suwon-sama fangirling regardless, I definitely fangirl Mu Young, another Affably Evil White-Haired Pretty Boy . Unfortunately, Crown Prince Yoo Baek steals the spotlight in m&c!'s Crazy Girl Shin Bia 7 blurb:

Crazy Girl Shin Bia vol 7 of 19
By Hwang MiRee

On the way back to the palace, Bia is abducted by Amar, son of the Goyo tribal leader. What retaliation does Crown Prince Yoo Baek visit for the crime of kidnapping his precious bride?

I preview Mysterious Joker 5 after the release list to free up Above the Cut space for newb School Babysitters *pokes Kia-chan*:

School Babysitters 1 (m&c!)

Gakuen Babysitters
© Tokeino Hari
Hakusensha [LaLa]
Published in Indonesia as
School Babysitters by m&c!

Caring for one sibling already proves a handful, what more a LOT. But such is Ryuuichi's new everyday. Ryuuichi is accustomed to taking care of younger brother Kotarou, a good thing as they've just lost their parents. But when Ryuuichi enrolls into Morinomiya, he finds his babysitting duties asploding.

Yup, Shoujo with Male Lead, aside from the equally obvious Childcare, Babysitter, Older Brother, Dead Family Members. Baka-Updates Manga explains that Ryuuichi becomes the school daycare's new babysitter after he and Kotarou are adopted by Morinomiya's chairman.

Gakuen Babysitters is Tokeino Hari's latest shoujo series. Four tankou have been compiled in Japan as of September 2011 and the manga continues to serialize in LaLa. The name Tokeino Hari sound familiar? She's the manga-ka behind Oniichan to Issho—published by Elex as With My Brothers—and Hitai ni Mikazuki that m&c! retitled Ninja & The Crescent Moon Princess.

Dunno if either Elex or m&c! ever licensed Gyakuten Honey, the 1 Volume (Ongoing) Body Swap comedy serialized in LaLa DX and LaLa Special (volume 1 published in Japan 2009.11).

m&c! manga (2011.11.09)

  1. My Lovely Class Leader (Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou) vol 5 of 15+ by Nishimura Tomoko
  2. My Lovely Class Leader 5 (m&c!)

    Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou
    極上!!めちゃモテ委員長
    by Nishimura Tomoko
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2007.08

    Serializations/Other languages
    Serialized in the Indonesian Cherry (ongoing)
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 戀愛班長 13 per 2011.10.26)

    Adaptations
    The 51-episode Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou anime produced by Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment, starring seiyuu Ogawa Mana (Kitagawa Mimi) and Oshima Ryo (Toujou Ushio) aired from April 2009 to March 2010 in Japan. The Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou Second Collection sequel premiered 2010.04.03; episode 51 finale aired 2011.04.10.

  3. Mysterious Joker (Kaitou Joker) vol 5 of 9+ by Takahashi Hideyasu
  4. Mysterious Joker 5 (m&c!)

    Kaitou Joker怪盗ジョーカー
    by Takahashi Hideyasu
    Shogakukan Coro Coro Comics, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2010.02

  5. [Series Premiere] School Babysitters (Gakuen Babysitters) vol 1 of 4+ by Tokeino Hari
  6. School Babysitters 1 (m&c!)

    Gakuen Babysitters学園ベビーシッターズ
    by Tokeino Hari
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2010.04

  7. Yona, The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) vol 3 of 7+ by Kusanagi Mizuho

m&c! manhwa (2011.11.09)

  1. Country Dog & Seoul Cat (Sigolgaewa Seoul Goyangi) vol 2 of 2 by Hwang SukJi [Finale]¹
  2. Country Dog & Seoul Cat 2 (m&c!)

    Sigolgaewa Seoul Goyangi
    시골개와 서울고양이」 by Hwang SukJi
    Seoul Cultural Publishers, soonjung
    Volume 2 first published in Korea 2009.10

  3. Crab Kiss vol 8 of 10 by Hwang MiRee
  4. Crab Kiss 8 (m&c!)

    Crab KissCrab Kiss 크랩키스
    by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang (Kkonnim), soonjung
    Volume 8 first published in Korea 2006.02

  5. Crazy Girl Shin Bia vol 7 of 19 by Hwang MiRee

¹ Country Dog & Seoul Cat 2 indicated as the finale for lack of volumes beyond the second.

m&c! manhua (2011.11.09)

  1. Long Hu Men - The Next Battle vol 2: Xiaohu vs Supreme Tua by Tony Wong
  2. Pedang Maha Dewa 4: Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade vol 4 by Tony Wong

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

[RE-STO] Restocked - Individual volumes (2011.11.09)

¹ Source: m&c! (release schedule, covers and synopses)
² All manga retail for IDR 16,500 each; manhwa at IDR 19,900, except the restocked Female Wolf's BOY volumes 1–10 (IDR 18,500), Coraline: The Graphic Novel (IDR 55,000) and manhua Long Hu Men - The Next Battle 2 (IDR 85,000) and Pedang Maha Dewa 4: Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade 4 (IDR 80,000).

Featured ongoing series

Crab Kiss vol 8 of 10
By Hwang MiRee

Ryul can't leave Hye Bin alone, his "It's complicated" relationship status with Yeon Ji notwithstanding. He bombards her with text messages via a gift of an SOS cell phone, ostensibly from Hye Bin's mom.

One day, Min Yeong grabs the cell and sends Ryul THE Crab Kiss pix!

Mysterious Joker vol 5 of 9+
By Takahashi Hideyasu

Mysterious Joker is back! And this time, Joker and Hachi have their hands full juggling a mystery involving a haunted painting, escaping from a deadly jail and facing down...another Joker?!

Loaded with combat and tactics! thumbs up m&c!. Fans are prolly just thankful that Mysterious Joker 5 finally streeted, what with volume 4 last seen in or around June 2010, more than enough time for the Japanese tankou tally to climb to nine (volume 9 published in Japan 28 September 2011).

Other 9 November 2011 highlights

  • My Lovely Class Leader vol 5 by Nishimura Tomoko: Famous stylist Takami Amagi cottons on Kitagami Mimi's fashion sense and pressures her to become his assistant. Mimi refuses, saying "I'm no stylist; I just want to be a popular class president!" Will Amagi give up? (I don't think so...)
  • Country Dog & Seoul Cat vol 2 of 2 by Hwang SukJi: C and K play host to a "special" guest, the eccentric poet Yumoon. The unemployed rhymester bunks in with C, kitten in tow. Of course, Nabin is jealous! So, too, is K, but not of Yumoon. He wants to punch a handsome doctor who's fallen for C. Manse is confused!

As noted above, I indicate Country Dog & Seoul Cat 2 as the finale because there are no volume 3 onwards :P

Still not enuf? Here are the other 9 November 2011 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Faster Than a Kiss 1 by Tanaka Meca · Juvenile Remix 7 · Yakitate!! Japan 24 · Natane 4 Deluxe · Arsène Lupin 5 of 5 · Kariage Kun 46 · Otoboke Section Chief 15 · Western Shotgun 38 · Dodge Fighters 8 · Shonen Star Issue 20/2011
Value sets [Paket]: Let's Play! Vols. 1-3 · Library War Love & War Vols. 1-3 · Mystery Bride Vols. 1-5 · Natural Honey Dormitory Vols. 1-5 · Peter Panda Vols. 1-4

Level Comics: The Drops of God 9 · Love Affair 11 · The Black Swindler 15 · Brave Story 6 · Lost Man 5 · Over Rev 21 · Ranko the Governor 1 by Takahashi Noboru · The Ravages of Time 14 · Marsupilami - Fordlandia Leonard - Jenius Tingkat Tinggi

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