Some titles still use reference Japanese covers. Will replace with Level's when they become available. «Done
GTO © Fujisawa Toru/Kodansha
[First serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics
Teshigawara's plan to boot Onizuka out from Tokyo Kissho proceeds according to, well, plan! Except for a little (deliberate) hitch: Onizuka isn't immediately fired; instead, he's told to take the national middle school try-out exams. If Onizuka doesn't place first, he's out. Fuyutsuki, Murai, Kikuchi and almost everyone else scramble to make sure that Onizuka gets that. First. Place!
So how does Onizuka do in the try-outs? Let's see what GTO 6 has to say about it. (BTW, Level also publishes the sequel, which takes place directly after the Teshigawara arc. Volume 4 of GTO Shonan 14 Days streeted last December.)
GTO volume 6 compiles Lessons 42 to 50:
Failure time and again,
A perfect couple's life,
On the way to the top,
A second slave,
Lick my feet,
The examination, the school girl and the yakuza,
Teaching methods? and
College in peril! [Mechanical translation of Pika Édition's GTO, Tome 6 chapter titles]
Choko learns the reason behind Masayuki getting sweet on his ex and finally calms down. Meanwhile, Otani holds out for Choko's (affirmative) reply to his declaration of love. Which doesn't please Masayuki at all. Nor Choko for that matter who can't stand Masayuki's distrust. She then decides to accompany Otani on an out of town trip, leaving Masayuki to...
One more volume and it's an Oh Butterfly Oh Flower marathon for me :D. I wonder how long Level with make me wait for the finale though? Chaa-chaaan~♡! Bust out your Gund*m and do something to reduce the wait time!
- Blade of Immortal (Mugen no Juunin) vol 20 of 28+ by Samura Hiroaki
- Dolls of God (Kamisama Dolls) vol 6 of 9+ by Yamamura Hajime
- GTO vol 6 of 25 by Fujisawa Toru
- Last Inning vol 11 of 31+ by Nakahara Yu, Kamio Ryu
- Nurse Aoi (Ns' Aoi) vol 20 of 32 by Koshino Ryo
- Oh Butterfly Oh Flower (Chou yo Hana yo) vol 7 of 8 by Yoshihara Yuki
- RRR vol 5 of 10 by Watanabe Jun
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- Leonard: Keliling Dunia (Léonard, Tome 6: Génie en balade) by Turk - De Groot (Le Lombard)
ROMICs Lucky Luke: Si Kaki Halus by Morris & Goscinny and Marsupilami: Kuil Boavista by André Franquin, Batem, Yann (pending new street dates)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 24-25 January 2012 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses and artwork, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 18,500 each except Blade of Immortal 20 (IDR 19,500). ROMIC Leonard: Keliling Dunia is priced at IDR 30,000/volume.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Featured ongoing series
As Manji faces the ‘executioner’ in single combat, Burando exerts every effort to ensure no one escapes the dungeon. Trapped, Doa and Isaku come face to face with a strange masked individual, also a product of the surgeon's madness. Another pitched battle looms, but time is running out; the underground will soon be flooded! Will our heroes meet their end in this labyrinth of death and desolation?
I padded Level's Blade of Immortal 20 blurb with additions from Casterman's French L'habitant de l'infini, Tome 20 synopsis. Level's version abbreviates to The End of the Immortality chapter!
Kyohei finally reveals what happened eight years ago to him, Aki and Mahiru, involving an eldritch abomination Kakashi secreted in the woods. Meanwhile, the third of the trio to survive the nightmare, Mahiru, acts without Hirashiro's consent and kidnaps Hibino.
I've sed it before and I'll say it again: I lurve Mahiru. That's prolly because she's as Ax Crazy as Aki-sama~♡ (and You Know Who :D). (DON'T click the link if you don't know who and don't want your illusions shattered. [SPOILAGE!] you know.
Are you serious!? You'll never work as a nurse again!
Aoi and Ryusei, the mystery man dubbed the Commander, work together to save victims of a traffic accident. But no hospital wants to receive the patients whose conditions are worsening fast. Desperate, Aoi calls Akane Regional Hospital ER to beg for Dr. Oda's help. Can the doctor arrive in time? Before Aoi is pushed into a reckless act that just might end her nursing career?
Other 25 January 2012 highlights
- Last Inning vol 11 by Nakahara Yu, Kamio Ryu: Parents of the club members insist that Keisuke come clean about the rumors circulating the Internet. What's worse, Mrs. Hidaka demands that Keisuke be fired. Faced with the clamorous throng, Keisuke reveals the secret of his past, but who actually leaked the info in the first place?
- RRR vol 5 by Watanabe Jun: Rikitaro meets up with his senior at the gym, Isotani Kazuhiko. Isotani plans to win the Japanese national title, and he's up against Kurimoto Takashi, hailed as "a boxing genius that appears only once every decade." Isotani asks Rikitaro to be his sparring partner. Why does a pro ask an amateur to spar with him? Can Rikitaro actually be of any use in Isotani's upcoming title bout?
Still not enuf? Here are the other 25 January 2012 manga
Elex Media: Inuyasha 56 of 56 · Mixim 11 volume 7 · Over Drive 1 by Yasuda Tsuyoshi · Dragon's Fiancé 2 · School Rumble 13 · Smash! 6 · Topeng Kaca 21 Deluxe · Emile Chronicle Online Delta Saga 2 · Aoba Bicycle Shop 1 Miyao Gaku · Cute Children 19 · The Knight in the Area 2 · The Tyr Chronicles 10 · Domitor Leo 1: Pulihkan Segel Waktu! by Kushima Michie (2012.01.24) · Tale of the Sea King 41 · Nakayoshi Gress! 01/2012
Paket Harga Spesial: Caramel Boy Vols. 1–2 · Fruits Vol. 1–3 of 3 · Juvenile Remix Vols. 1–5 · Kunai Legend Vols. 1–4 of 4 · Legend of Nereid Vols. 11–15 of 15 · Want You Vols. 1–5
m&c!: Images of You 3 · Lost Seven 3 · Pedang MahaDewa: Future 5 · Distance to a Kiss by Yoshinaga Yuu · Princess Gal Paradise 4 · Cherry Issue 61/2012 | Reprints: Crazy Love Game by Nanajima Kana · Mama Trouble by Kohara Yuko · Say You Love Me by Jinna Mai · Whistle In The Heart by Miyawaki Yukino
Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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