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12.15.2011

My Pearl Girl 2, Lost Seven 2, Love Zipper by Shiraishi Yuki (m&c! 14 December 2011 manga)

My Pearl Girl 2 (m&c!)

Present wa Shinju © Saito Ken/Hakusensha [Serialized in LaLa DX and LaLa Special]. Published in Indonesia as My Pearl Girl by Gramedia/m&c!

To get him used to women, Edward Robell's faithful servants gift their lord with ‘Shinju.’ Contrary to Edward's first impression, Shinju is also noble-born and apparently the ‘S’ in Shinju stands for ‘Sadist.’ She just lurves toying with Edward.

What happens when Edward's good buddy Nicolas falls for Shinju?

Looks like you (we) will have to settle for My Pearl Girl 2 for a while; there's no sign yet of a third Present wa Shinju even in its home country.

Alternatively, you (we) can get invested in Lost Seven (m&c! has released half of the four-volume series) or the debuting one-shot shoujo tankou Love Zipper by Shiraishi Yuki.

In Lost Seven volume 2, Tanrou vanishes and the six Bry warriors are separated after Queen Rose's defeat. Ten years pass and a demon clan occupies Castle Wallbarakiss. The people are starving and suffer cruel oppression. Just when all seems hopeless, Tanrou, believed dead, returns with a young girl who is none other than Queen Rose's daughter.

In Love Zipper, Airi works at Rose Fan Fan, a fashion boutique specializing in Cute with a Capital C. Airi believes that all girls can look pretty and with her advice, they do. But Airi doesn't only make her customers appear beautiful and stylish, she also helps solve their love problems. Too bad she can't do something about her own romance with Tokiya. [Continued after the release list]

m&c! manga (2011.12.14)

  1. Born to Cook (Mister Ajikko II) vol 9 of 11+ by Terasawa Daisuke
  2. Born to Cook 9 (m&c!)

    Mister Ajikko IIミスター味っ子2
    by Terasawa Daisuke
    Kodansha Evening, seinen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2011.02

    Related series
    Mister Ajikko (prequel; 19 volumes)

  3. Lost Seven vol 2 of 4 by Nakashima Kazuki / Ko Yasung
  4. [Premiere] Love Zipper by Shiraishi Yuki
  5. Love Zipper (m&c!)

    Love ZipperLOVE・ZIPPER
    by Shiraishi Yuki
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2010.11

    Contains Love Zipper chapters 1 to 5 and Nicola Special Story - Love Color Prism

  6. My Pearl Girl (Present wa Shinju) vol 2 of 2+ by Saito Ken
  7. Pudding in Love (Koisuru Purin!) vol 5 of 5 by Shinozuka Hiromu [Finale]
  8. Pudding in Love 5 (m&c!)

    Koisuru Purin!恋するプリン!
    by Shinozuka Hiromu
    Shogakukan Ciao, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.05

    Serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Cherry (concluded)

  9. Samurai Force (Eleven Soul) vol 2 of 11+ by Todono Seiuchiroh

m&c! manhwa (2011.12.14)

Hong Kong manhua (2011.12.14)

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

[Holiday restocks]
Ceria 2011 bersama Miiko ‘TRULY HOLIDAY’

You can choose to spend an all-Miiko holiday with the complete Namaku Miiko! (Miiko Desu!; four volumes) by Ono Eriko, the sequel Hai, Miiko! (Kocchi Muite! Miiko), Volumes 1–23, Kumpulan Cerita Terbaik Miiko, Volumes 1–4 (originally Miiko Selection ~Ono Eriko Best 10 Hen~, Miiko Selection ~Blue~, Miiko Selection ~Love~ and Miiko Selection ~Bakushouhen~) and the Miiko Fan Book. Or just complete your collection ^^

¹ Source: m&c! (release schedule and artwork and synopses)
² Manga, including restocks, retail for IDR 16,500 each except the restocked Miiko Fan Book (IDR 18,500/volume). Manhwa are priced at IDR 19,900 each. The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Six manhua carries an IDR 95,000 SRP.

New m&c! titles - continued
Love Zipper by Shiraishi Yuki

Love Zipper ex-Sho-Comi is an excuse to promote actually a collaboration between the mangazine and Rose Fan Fan women's clothing. I have nothing against the brand, and your mileage may vary, but I think the introduction of a "sponsor" makes for too light, non-resonant stories. I suggest Borrow, if you must.

No major movements in Shiraishi Yuki's backlist since My Perfect Private Teacher premiered, other than the How to Tame the Wolves Ookamidomo no Shitsukekata tankou releasing the day after Christmas, and the addition of Daisuki Datta yo, Sensei to the line-up. So just click this link to see other Shiraishi Yuki titles worth your emotional—and financial—investment.

Finales
Pudding in Love vol 5 of 5
By Shinozuka Hiromu

With no way to win against Rina, Pudding-chan chooses to return to heaven?! Must this love rivalry end so pathetically?

Featured ongoing series
Crazy Girl Shin Bia vol 8 of 19

By Hwang MiRee

Crown Prince Yoo Baek and General Jin hatch up a plan to trap the Black Tiger. Warned in a dream, Bia, who knows the Black Tiger's true identity, hastens to Prince Mu Young's quarters to prevent bloodshed. But Bia is too late...

Other 14 December 2011 highlights

  • Born To Cook vol 9 by Terasawa Daisuke: Liu Hu Feng, the Liu clan head dubbed the "emperor chef," achieves a perfect score in the second round of the Ajiou GP. Youta and friends are still reeling when an even more formidable foe shows up — General Ajiyoshi!
  • Samurai Force vol 2 by Todono Seiuchiroh: The time has come for Takamichi and comrades to deploy and face Shahel. In the skirmish, newbie Takamichi is trapped behind enemy lines. Can he get out alive?

Still not enuf? Here are the other 14 December 2011 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Pandora Hearts 15 · Kungfu Boy 8 Premium · Kome Si Belang 4 · Emile Chronicle Online Delta Saga 1 by Tsutsumi Aya · Casting 5 · Katsu! 16 of 16 · Chunchu 3 · Kojiro 5 · Metal Fight Beyblade 4 · Crows 21 · Doraemon Movie: Petualangan Nobita di Dasar Laut by Fujiko F. Fujio · Otoboke Section Chief 16 · Shonen Magz Issue 12/2011

Level Comics: X Blade 8 · Blood Alone 3 · Perfect Girl Evolution 27 · Angel Heart 12 · Red River 11 · Lost Man 6 · Go-On! 2 · Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 8 · Blue Flame: Comic Bomber Early Years 1 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko · Zipang 10 · Marsupilami: Emas Boavista

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