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11.03.2011

Erementar Gerad 1 by Azuma Mayumi, Idol's Love Story 8, Perfect Love Project 8 of 8 (m&c! 2 November 2011 manga and manhwa) [UPDATED]

Yup, the wait of nearly a decade is over and the Indonesian Erementar Gerad debuts in all its original love dem 'Rs, what "Elemental Gelade" glory :D

(MinimaList nau, NikBabble™ and eyecandy whenever :P) «Update: Whenever is here.

Erementar Gerad 1 (m&c!)

Erementar Gerad © Azuma Mayumi/Mag Garden
[First serialized in Comic Blade]
Published in Indonesia by Gramedia/m&c!

Sky-pirate Coud Van Giruet lucks on a most unexpected treasure during a routine raid. Reverie Metherlence insists on going to Edel Garden, a prosperous land that is the birthplace of Edel Raid, the strongest living weapon capable of interacting with humans. But entering Edel Garden proves more challenging than either could have foreseen, what with a shady organization plotting all manner of nefarious upon the Edel Raids.

Baka-Updates Manga users tag Eremental Gerad with the expected Sentient Weapon, Special Abilities, Pirates, but adds Kuudere, defined as an anime/manga slang term for a character that is cold, blunt, cynical, and pretty much doesn't care if her beloved dies. Wonder who's the kuudere in Eremental Gerad? Is it Ren? (The anime aired so long ago, I can't even remember what happened in the first eppie, let alone the series. >.<) Urban Dictionary gives C.C. from Code Geass as its kuudere example.

Other Azuma Mayumi manga
Baka-Updates Manga shares that Before her career as a mangaka took off, she started out working as an assistant to Amano Kozue. I guess it's safe to say that Eremental Gerad is Azuma Mayumi's breakout manga; even after the 18th volume (published 2010.03.10 in Japan), she's still running with it — with the spin-off Erementar Gerad: Aozora no Senki (six Blade Comics volumes published between July 2004 and March 2010; ongoing).

Before either Eremental Gerad or EG: Aozora no Senki, Azuma Mayumi-sensei published Vampire Savior - Tamashii no Mayoigo (Square Enix Gangan Comics: volumes 1 to 5 of 5 from 1998.06 to 2001.10), Star Ocean: The Second Story (seven Gangan Comics volumes between 1999.05 and 2001.11), the sports comedy Get! (Gangan Comics: 2000.03) and the Night Walker! Azuma Mayumi Tanpenshū compile (Gangan Comics: 2000.03). I don't know if m&c! has published any of them.

Her current serial is Toraneko Folklore, serialized in Comic Blade (volume 3 street date: 2011.12.10).

Moar talk of manga and manhwa after the release list.

m&c! manga (2011.11.02)

  1. [Series Premiere] Eremental Gerad vol 1 of 18 by Azuma Mayumi
  2. Eremental Gerad 1 (m&c!)

    Eremental Gerad
    EREMENTAR GERAD
    by Azuma Mayumi
    Mag Garden Comic Blade, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2002.09

    Other languages
    English Elemental Gelade (TOKYOPOP: 12 Volumes per 2010.08; dropped), French (Kami), Spanish (Editorial Ivréa), Italian (Star Comics), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 17 street date: 2012.01.30), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 武器種族傳說 18 per 2010), Vietnamese (as Truyền Nhân Yuruki)

    Related series
    Spin-off: EG: Aozora no Senki (ongoing, volume 6 per 2010.03)

    Adaptations
    XEBEC's 26-episode anime adaptation aired between April and September 2005 on TV Tokyo, with seiyuu Ishida Akira as Coud Van Giruet and Takahashi Mikako as Reverie Metherlence

    Light novels: Mag Garden has also published light novels written by Asaka Shou and illustrated by Azuma Mayumi

    Drama CDs: Three drama CDs featuring actors different from the anime's were released by Frontier Works between October 2003 and August 2005. One drama CD featuring anime seiyuu was released by Victor Entertainment.

  3. Love Sick vol 2 of 3 by Morie Satoshi
  4. Love Sick 2 (m&c!)

    Love Sickラブ シック
    by Morie Satoshi
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 2 (7th~12 SICK plus Extra Story) first published in Japan 2009.09

  5. Next to You (Tonari no Atashi) vol 2 of 8+ by Namba Atsuko
  6. Next to You 2 (m&c!)

    Tonari no Atashi隣のあたし
    by Namba Atsuko
    Kodansha Betsufure, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.10

  7. Sable Prince vol 2 of 2 by Nesumi Chisato [Finale]
  8. Sable Prince 2 (m&c!)

    Sable PrinceBLE PRINCE
    by Nesumi Chisato
    Mag Garden Comic Avarus and Comic Blade Avarus, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.08

    Volume 2 chapters:
    Tale 6: The Black Stone
    Tale 7: The Sword Maker
    Tale 8: The Cross Holder
    Tale 9: Sanguin Prince
    Tale 10: The Prince and The Follower's Mirror

m&c! manhwa (2011.11.02)

  1. Idol's Love Story (Idol School of Noble's Story) vol 8 of 15 by Han YuRang
  2. My Own Princess (Personalized Princess) vol 9 of 10 by Hwang MiRee
  3. Perfect Love Project (Nae Soong 9 Dan Project) vol 8 of 8 by Han YuRang [Finale]
  4. Perfect Love Project 8 (m&c!)

    Nae Soong 9 Dan Project내숭 9단 프로젝트
    by Han YuRang
    AKA Nae-soong 9th Grade Project
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 8 first published in Korea 2009.11

m&c! comics/Singapore

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[RE-STO] Restocked - Individual volumes (2011.11.02)

¹ Source: m&c! (covers and synopses)
² All GN, restocks included, retail for IDR 16,500 each; manhwa at IDR 19,900.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured series - Manhwa

Idol's Love Story vol 8 of 15
By Han YuRang

Choe Jang Gun's father continues to pressure his son to choose between Lang Land and Jang Gun's pals. Not an easy choice. If Choe Jang Gun finally picks Lang Land, will he end up regretting his decision?

The highlight of Idol's Love Story 8 is actually...not telling :P

My Own Princess vol 9 of 10
By Hwang MiRee

"If I wait, will you ever come to me sincerely, Nuri? You could always choose Asyu..."

"What must I do to convince you of my love? So that you will want me?"

To convince Aris and the rest, the Empress reveals how she came to give birth to Nuri outside the palace. One by one, secrets are revealed, but the struggle for the throne, past animosity and bewildering emotions continue to bedevil Nuri, Bayu, Asyu and Princess Aris.

Perfect Love Project vol 8 of 8
By Han YuRang

Eun Chae's true identity is finally outed! How will Junki react when he learns that Eun Chae is really Daum, the girl he has been pining for all this time? And what of Dong Gun who likes Eun Chae?

Other 2 November 2011 highlights

  • Love Sick vol 2 by Morie Satoshi: The principal sends substitute teacher Sengoku-sensei to check on Shiki's closeness to Haru and the others. Not quite good timing, as Natsu's sickness flares up during the teacher's investigation. Fearing that Shiki will find about about his illness, Natsu flees the school...
  • Next To You vol 2 by Namba Atsuko: Nina hopes to go to the fireworks festival with Kyousuke, but he has already made other plans with his club buddies. Still, they run into each other at the festival, and to Nina's consternation, Kyousuke and Yuiko are together.
  • Sable Prince vol 2 of 2 by Nesumi Chisato: Prince Viloftira continues his quest for the sword that would make him king, accompanied by Pierre who has to bear with his majesty's whimsies. But when they actually find the elusive sword, the prince decides to...

Still not enuf? Here are the other 2 November 2011 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Slam Dunk Deluxe 1 by Inoue Takehiko · Ouran High School Host Club 9 · Library War Love & War 5 · Detektif Conan Movie: The Time Bombed Skyscraper - First by Aoyama Gosho · Her Idol Boy 2 · La Corda D'Oro 8 · Dr. Koto 8 · Katsu! 15 · Chunchu 2 · Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit 2 of 2 · Tale of the Sea King 39 · The Tyr Chronicles 9
Value sets [Paket]: The One Pound Gospel, Vols. 1-4 · Treasure Gaust, Vols. 1-6 · Tsuba Kiyo - 28K4, Vols. 1-2 of 2 · Uzumajin, Vols. 1-4 · V.B. Rose, Vols. 1-5 · Weapon Master, Vols. 1-2 · X Zone, Vols. 1-3

Level Comics: Bambino! 15 of 15 · Dawn of the Arcana 3 (EX 10.19) · Iliad 7 · Jio 19 of 19 · Team Medical Dragon 20 · Karakuri Circus 6 · Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files 8 · Magister Negi Magi 28 · Miso-Com 12 · Devil Devil 6 · Fight!! Ippo 85 · Jojo - Pilihan Buat Charlotte · Lucky Luke - Tortila Untuk Dalton · Spirou dan Fantasio - Virus
Value sets [Paket]: Ice Forest, Vols. 1-5 · Jepang Tenggelam, Vols. 1-10 · Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files, Vols. 1-5 · Last Inning, Vols. 1-9 · The Ravages of Time, Vols. 1-5 · Shattered Knife, Vols. 1-5 · Sora!, Vols. 1-5 of 5

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