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Manga street datesElex: 9.17 · Level: 9.17 · m&c!: 9.17
Anime (on Animax Asia):
[Season Premiere] Chihayafuru Season 2, 17 September 2014, Wednesday, 10pm WIB (airs Mon – Fri)
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB (Mon – Wed)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB

11.16.2011

Until Death Do Us Part 9, Air Gear 25, Psychometrist Eiji 24 (Level Comics 16 November 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Also, Dolls of God 5 that Imma lead with because (1) I'm a Kuga Aki fangirl and (2) I actually like Mahiru (Neither appear on the cover :P)

Dolls of God 5 (Level Comics)

Kamisama Dolls © Yamamura Hajime/Shogakukan
[Serialized in Sunday GX]
Published in Indonesia as Dolls of God by Elex Media/Level Comics

Settle for the shopping MinimaList for now. I'll be back later with the rest of the Level artwork and NikBabble™ are heeeere :D

In Dolls of God 5, Koshiro and Kirio return to Tokyo to continue the manhunt for Aki, while Hirashiro dispatches another Hyuga Seki to further his agenda. The new Seki Mahiru is totally in lurve with Kyohei-sama but that doesn't stop her from attacking other Seki, Utao included...

Dolls of God 5 compiles chapters (Seg.) 25 through 30: Moyako's Visit, Girl Meets Boy (I and II), Beautiful Girl's Confusion, Magatsuhi and Aki vs Mahiru, and Then... and the Dalam Keputusasaan: Kisah di Balik Layar extra. (Yes, these ARE Level's titles.)

Sowwy, Mamoru-sama, for not leading with you and your *cough*bride*cough*. I just had to play wif Aki (and Kyohei) first :D Imma preview Until Death Do Us Part 9 (top DO WANT! this sked) nau~

Until Death Do Us Part vol 9 of 15+
By Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S

Wiseman's tactics succeed where others failed. Defeat, guilt and self-directed anger drive Mamoru to distance himself from the Element Network. Precog Loli Haruka, however, is not about to let Mamoru go. What fate awaits our Till Death Do Us Parters after they exit Network?

Until Death Do Us Part 9: Shadow collects Parts 66–74. There's the usual full-color inserts, the first featuring Haruka begging Mamoru to kill her. (Oops, did I say that out loud? :P)

Moar previews—with or without SPOIL—after the release list.

New Level titles [Just added]
Tibet & A.P. Duchateau's Ric Hochet BD (ROMIC) series double-launches with Attila's Triangle (Ric Hochet, Tome 45: Le Triangle Attila) and Teror Topeng Kematian (Ric Hochet, Tome 54: Le masque de la terreur). And who is Ric Hochet? He's a reporter for the newspaper La Rafale in Paris and depending on where his comic is published, also goes by the names Rick Master (Germany), Rik Ringers (The Netherlands and Flanders), Rick Hart (Scandinavia) and Reporter Johnny (South India). (Thanks, Wiki.)

I forgot the NikBabble™ the first, rather, the second, time around :P

Level Comics manga (2011.11.16)

  1. Air Gear vol 25 of 34+ by Oh!great
  2. LC: Air Gear 25

    AirGearエア・ギア」 by Oh!great
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 25 first published in Japan 2009.06

    Awards
    Winner, 2006 Kodansha Manga Awards in the Shounen category

    Other languages/serializations
    English Air Gear (Del Rey: until Volume 15/16/17 per 2010.08; Kodansha Comics: from volume 18; volume 20 shipped 2011.10.25 • volume 21 street date: 2011.12.13), Korean (Haksan), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 飛輪少年 #32 per 2011.10.12), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: volume 28 per 2010.08), French (Pika Édition: Tome 30 shipped 2011.11.02 • Tome 31 street date: 2012.01.04), Italy (Planet Manga), Germany (Heyne) and Sweden (Schibsted Förlagen Sverige AB/serialized in Manga Mania)

    Adaptations
    A 25-episode anime by Toei Animation, starring Kamakari Kenta as Ikki; a series of Satelight-animated OADs shipped with the manga tankoubon (The first Air Gear: Kuro no Hane to Nemuri no Mori -Break on the Sky- OAD streeted with volume 30 in November 2010 with seiyuu Okamoto Nobuhiko as Ikki; the second OAD was bundled with volume 31 (2011.03.17), with a third released 2011.06.17); and a series of musicals

  3. Black Lagoon vol 9 of 9+ by Hiroe Rei
  4. LC: Black Lagoon 9

    Black LagoonBLACK LAGOON
    by Hiroe Rei
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2009.10

    Volume 9: Chapters 65–76: El Baile de la muerte Parts 22–33

    Other languages
    English Black Lagoon (VIZ Media: nine volumes per 2010.07) and Chuang Yi: nine volumes as at 2010.10), French (Kazé Manga: tome 9 shipped 2010.10), Spanish (Norma Editorial Spain), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 9 per 2010.07), Polish (Waneko).

    Adaptations
    The 12-episode Madhouse anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Toyoguchi Megumi (Revy) and Namikawa Daisuke (Rock), aired in Japan from April to June 2006. The Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage second season (episodes 13 to 24) was telecast from October through December of the same year. The OAV sequel, Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail, premiered 17 July 2010, with the fifth Roberta's Blood Trail Blu-ray/DVD released 2011.06.22.

    Related
    The Sunday GX Comics 10YEAR'S CHRONICLE: Black Lagoon 1: Born to Rock (JP release: 2011.01), which contains the Black Lagoon Gaiden, and Black Lagoon 2: Rock to the Core (2011.02)

    The Black Lagoon: Shaitane Badi light novel written by Urobuchi Gen and illustrated by Hiroe Rei (Black Lagoon side story; Shogakukan Gagaga Bunko, 2008.07)

  5. Blood Alone vol 2 of 7+ by Takano Masayuki
  6. LC: Blood Alone 2

    Blood AloneBLOOD ALONE
    by Takano Masayuki
    MediaWorks Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh (after 2010.11 serialized in Kodansha's Evening), seinen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2005.07
    (Evening KC reissue: 2010.11)

    Related series
    Originally published as series of doujinshi (the manga is based wholly or partly on Blood Alone dj: Wild Arts 1.2.3., Holy Night, Stroll, Vanishing Point - Kiss In the Moonlight)

    Other languages
    English Blood Alone (Infinity Studios: four volumes [discontinued], picked up by Seven Seas: four volumes per 2011.09 • volume 5 street date: 2011.12.06), French (Editions Ki-oon: Tome 6 shipped 2010.06), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 6 released 2011.02), Italian (Edizioni BD s.r.l. [JPOP Division]), Russian (Istari Comics), traditional Chinese (Kadokawa Media Taiwan), Vietnamese (as Dòng máu lạ kì)

    Adaptations
    Three Blood Alone drama CDsBLOOD ALONE, BLOOD ALONE II and BLOOD ALONE III— were released between July 2006 and May 2008. Seiyuu Nakahara Mai and Morikawa Toshiyuki voiced Misaki and Kuroe. Supporting cast included Kobayashi Sanae, Tanaka Rie and Miki Shinichiro as Higure, Sainome and Slye respectively.

  7. Dolls of God (Kamisama Dolls) vol 5 of 9+ by Yamamura Hajime
  8. LC: Dolls of God 5

    Kamisama Dolls神様ドォルズ
    by Yamamura Hajime
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 5 (chapters 25-30 + omake) first published in Japan 2009.07

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Ching Win Publishing Taiwan: 神樣DOLLS 8 per 2011.06)

    Adaptations
    The Kamisama Dolls anime aired from 6 July to 28 September 2011 in Japan. The TV series animated by Brains Base casts seiyuu Okamoto Nobuhiko as Kuga Kyōhei, Fukuen Misato as Kuga Utao and Kayano Ai as Shiba Hibino.

  9. Giant Killing vol 9 of 21+ by Tsunamoto Masaya & Tsujitomo
  10. LC: Giant Killing 9

    Giant KillingGIANT KILLING
    by Tsunamoto Masaya & Tsujitomo
    Kodansha Morning, seinen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2009.01

    Awards
    34th Kodansha Manga Award for General Manga

    Adaptations
    Studio DEEN's 26-episode anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Seki Tomokazu (Tatsumi Takeshi), Okiayu Ryotaro (Murakoshi Shigeyuki), Mizushima Takahiro (Tsubaki Daisuke) and Ono Daisuke (Yoshida Luigi) aired between April and September 2010 on NHK.

  11. Psychometrist Eiji (Psychometrer Eiji) vol 24 of 25 by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi
  12. LC: Psychometrist Eiji 24

    Psychometrer EijiサイコメトラーEIJI
    by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 24 first published in Japan 2000.08

    Other languages
    French Psychometrer Eiji (Kana/Dargaud: 25 volumes), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore 感应少年 Eiji: 25 volumes), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

    Related series/Reissues
    Re-released in 12 bunko volumes (2003.06 to 2003.11)
    Sequel: Psychometrer (began serialization in Young Magazine No. 22-23, street date: 2011.04.25; two volumes per 2011.11.04)
    KPC (Kodansha Platinum Comics): Psychometrer Eiji - Satsujin Chef (one volume, 2011.11.16); Psychometrer Eiji - Aoi zameta-te (2011.10.19); Psychometrer Eiji - Jude no Mokushiroku (2011.09); Psychometrer Eiji Satsujinki Justice (2011.08); Psychometrer Eiji - Silent Stalker (2011.07); Psychometrer Eiji - Tokei Shikake no Ringo (2011.06); Psychometrer Eiji - Satsujin Oni Mebius (2011.05)
    Kunimitsu (spin-off; 27 volumes)

  13. Until Death Do Us Part vol 9 of 15+ by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
  14. LC: Until Death Do Us Part 9

    Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made
    死がふたりを分かつまで
    by Takashige Hiroshi & DOUBLE-S
    Square Enix Young Gangan, seinen
    Volume 9 (Parts 66-74) first published in Japan 2009.03

    Other languages
    French (Ki-oon: Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare Tome 14 shipped 2011.08 • Tome 15 street date: 2012.01.12), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 終極感應 13 per 2011.06 and Jade Dynasty Hong Kong), Korean (Haksan: 죽음이 두 사람을 갈라놓을 때까지 13 released 2011.10.06)

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Postponed title(s)
Under The Rose: Spring's Paean vol 5 by Funato Akari (pending new street date)

European comics/BDs (2011.11.16)

  1. Boule & Bill - Boule & Bill Bertanding (Boule et Bill, Tome 2: Boule et Bill déboulent) by Roba (Dupuis)
  2. Lanfeust of Troy - Kastil Azur Emas (Lanfeust de Troy, Tome 3: Castel Or-Azur) by Arleston & Tarquin (Soleil)
  3. [Premiere] Ric Hochet - Attila's Triangle (Ric Hochet, Tome 45: Le Triangle Attila) by Tibet - A.P. Duchateau (Le Lombard)
  4. [Premiere] Ric Hochet - Teror Topeng Kematian (Ric Hochet, Tome 54: Le masque de la terreur) by Tibet - A.P. Duchateau (Le Lombard)
  5. Smurf - Wisata Para Smurf (Les Schtroumpfs, Tome 27: Schtroumpf les Bains) by Peyo (Le Lombard)

¹ Sources: Elex STO 16 November 2011 (release schedule), Level Comics, Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 18,500 each except Until Death Do Us Part 9 (IDR 19,500). ROMICs are priced at IDR 30,000/volume save Lanfeust of Troy - Kastil Azur Emas (IDR 38,000).
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured ongoing series

Air Gear vol 25 of 34+
By Oh!great

Emiri and President Omaha switch bodies! Kogarasumaru, meanwhile, enters the second round battle against Highway Circus. As all this is going down, Sora turns to western Japan to get rid of Trident.

Air Gear volume 25 compiles Tricks 228 to 237. The latest Trick collected in a tankou is 317, bound in volume 33. Air Gear 34 streets 16 December in Japan.

Psychometrist Eiji vol 24 of 25
By Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi

Tachibana Kyosuke, Ryoko's supposedly deceased boyfriend, is apparently alive. What led to his faking death? More importantly, who is the enemy and what kind of danger are Eiji and Ryoko rushing into?

We know that the first Psychometrist Eiji series ends with volume 25, but what we don't know yet is whether Level *pokes Level* has licensed the Psychometrer Eiji seinen sequel — Psychometrer (two volumes per 2011.11.04, ongoing serialization in Young Magazine).

Other 16 November 2011 highlights

  • Black Lagoon vol 9 by Hiroe Rei: Garcia and Fabiola manage to corner Roberta, but the Killer Maid no longer recognizes them and almost kills Garcia. Garcia is saved by the American soldiers and despite his reluctance to depend on the enemy, Garcia asks for their help in securing Roberta.
  • Blood Alone vol 2 by Takano Masayuki: Kuroe is assigned to guard a man pursued by the assassin group Insigrad Sparda, vampire mercs not exactly averse to spilling blood. The team kidnaps Misaki, already out of her wits worrying about Kuroe. Can Kuroe save Misaki and finish the job?
  • Giant Killing vol 9 by Tsunamoto Masaya & Tsujitomo: The fierce battle between ETU and Osaka Gunners continues, with Tsubaki managing to break through Osaka's defense. Hiraga's miss also grants ETU a free kick. Can ETU make good use of this opportunity or...?

Still not enuf? Here are the other 16 November 2011 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Inuyasha 55 · Kungfu Boy 7 Premium · Q.E.D. 38 · Animal Doctor 9 · Bride of the Water God 6 · Palette of 12 Secret Colors 5 · Smash! 5 · Topeng Kaca 19 Deluxe · Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji 4 · Blooming Youth 8 · Be Good 3 (Ex-10.19) · Detektif Conan Movie: The Time Bombed Skyscraper - Last · Metal Fight Beyblade 3 · Doraemon Movie: Nobita di Dunia Setan by Fujiko F. Fujio · Lindbergh 2
Paket (Value sets): Our Dear Tamura-kun, Vols. 1-4 · Penguin Revolution, Vols. 1-7 · The Puppet Master Lin, Vols. 1-8 · Raiders, Vol 1-4 · The Real Fake Princess, Vols. 1-5 · The Recipe For Gertrude, Vols. 1-4 · Red Haired Snow White, Vols. 1-4 · Roadside Angel, Vols. 1-4 · Tena on S-string, Vols. 1-4

m&c!: Cinderella's Wish by Ayumi Rin · Love That I Should Have by Mizutani Ai · Roman Club 2 · The Breaker 1 by Jeon KeukJin & Park JinHwan · The Adventure of Yoshito-sama 2 · Full House: Love Continues 1 by Won SooYeon · Eighty Eight 3 · Lost Seven 1 by Nakashima Kazuki/Ko Yasung (Mag Garden/Comic Blade) · The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Five · Who? Steve Jobs by Kim Wonsik & Studio ChungBi

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