As I mentioned over on the Elex side, it's slim pickins for synops and covers, so MinimaList—and ROMICs for lead—for nau. «Edit: Sorry, Leonard and Marsupilami fans, but I went and replaced the lead pix.
Kami no Shizuku: Les Gouttes de Dieu © Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu/Kodansha [Serialized in Morning] · Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta © Miyasaka Kaho/Shogakukan [Serialized in Cheese!]. Published in Indonesia as The Drops of God and Love Affair by Elex Media/Level Comics
Shizuku wants to make Kido, the wine division newbie, like wines and he's willing to go all the way to his father's vacation house for clues to a certain special vintage. Does Shizuku find it? More to the point, what secrets does Shizuku unearth in the memory-filled house?
(You can bet that whatever Shizuku discovers, it will still have bearing on the Third Apostle.)
Kami no Shizuku: Les Gouttes de Dieu will have compiled 31 volumes in Japan by 17 November. We have quite a way to go.
Yukito and Kotori's relationship improves after both come clean about their feelings. Yukito even gets to stay with Kotori after her older sib leaves him alone to look after the sick Kotori. How good are Yukito's nursing skills? More importantly, can he keep up the platonic bedside manner when there's no one else in the house?
Kotori doesn't help matters any when she calls out for Kenken...
The 13th Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta tankou streets 26 December in Japan.
More previews of ongoings after the release list. Up here, the Ranko The Governor premiere.
© Takahashi Noboru
Shogakukan [Big Comics]
Published in Indonesia as
Ranko The Governor
by Level Comics
Beautiful young widow Akatsuki Ranko is elected governor of the (fictitious) Waga prefecture. Gossip has it she won on a sympathy vote after her politician husband's death. Little wonder that many look down her, including one shady businessman colluding with an equally shady politico to embezzle public funds. But is Madam Governor as callow as people think?
Ranko The Governor volume 1 compiles chapters 1–7 and 8. Four Chiji Ranko volumes have been published in Japan as of November 2005.
Other Takahashi Noboru manga
More current than Chiji Ranko is Mogura no Uta, the ongoing Big Comic Spirits seinen action drama that will have logged 29 volumes in Japan by 27 December. Takahashi Noboru-sensei also created Ahoudori no Uta serialized in Business Jump (Young Jump Comics volume 2 per October 2010) and the psychological drama series Riman Gambler Mouse, first serialized in Morning (four of four volumes per 2001.11), and its one-volume sequel, Riman Gambler Mouse: Jotai Jigokuhen, serialized in MiChao! (KCDX MiChao KC: 2008.09).
- The Black Swindler (Kurosagi) vol 15 of 20 by Kuromaru & Natsuhara Takeshi
- Brave Story (Brave Story - Shinsetsu) vol 6 of 20 by Miyabe Miyuki and Ono Yoichiro
- The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) vol 9 of 31+ by Agi Tadashi & Okimoto Shu
- Lost Man vol 5 of 14+ by Kusaba Michiteru
- Love Affair (Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta) vol 11 of 13+ by Miyasaka Kaho
- Over Rev vol 21 of 31 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39
- [Series Premiere] Ranko The Governor (Chiji Ranko) vol 1 of 4 by Takahashi Noboru
- The Ravages of Time (Huo Feng Liao Yuan) vol 14 of 43+ by Chan Mou
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- Leonard - Jenius Tingkat Tinggi (Léonard, Tome 4: Hi-Fi génie) by Turk - De Groot (Le Lombard)
- Marsupilami - Fordlandia (Le Marsupilami, Tome 6: Fordlandia) by Franquin, Batem & Yann (Marsu Production)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 9 November 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga and manhua are priced at IDR 18,500 each except The Black Swindler 15 and Over Rev 21 (IDR 19,500). ROMICs Leonard - Jenius Tingkat Tinggi and Marsupilami - Fordlandia retail for IDR 30,000/volume.
² are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Featured ongoing series
Kurosaki closes in on Mikimoto, the swindler who defrauded Kurosaki's father seven years ago and launched Kurosaki on his "calling" as the Swindler of Swindlers. How long before Kurosaki reaches the end of this particular revenge road?
Wataru, Ki-kima and Mina arrive at the secret port where a ship for the voyage north hopefully awaits. But instead of finding safe transport, they face an armada of northern troops led by Hard of Shigudora.
Other 9 November 2011 highlights
- Lost Man vol 5 by Kusaba Michiteru: Locust VS Fazenda! Led by Tiago, Fazenda FC scores the first goal, driven by hatred over Matsumoto's treason. But Locust is not the better team for nothing. Does Fazenda stand a chance of winning? And what is Sakazaki's real agenda?
- Over Rev vol 21 by Yamaguchi Katsumi & Team 39: Taking a wrong turn, Ryoko lands herself and her friends in a drag race against the elite Bullet team. Sawako takes the helm as the first racer.
- The Ravages of Time vol 14 by Chan Mou: The peerless God of War demonstrates his skill on the battlefield, and Cao Cao falls into his lethal trap. Just as Cao Cao loses all hope, a group of assassins launches a counteroffensive against the war god. But who is the group's real target? Lu Bu or Cao Cao?
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
m&c!: Crazy Girl Shin Bia 7 · Mysterious Joker 5 · Yona, The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn 3 · Crab Kiss 8 · My Lovely Class Leader 5 · School Babysitters 1 by Tokeino Hari · Country Dog & Seoul Cat 2 of 2 · Pedang Maha Dewa 4: Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade 4 · Long Hu Men - The Next Battle 2
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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