Update: See the Cherry 61 section.
Ginen Shounen © Goto Junpei/Shogakukan [First serialized in Shonen Sunday Super]
Published in Indonesia as Images of You by Gramedia/m&c!
Matataki's worst fears come true: the photo of Mirai and Koda presaged Mirai dating Matataki's rival. At the same time, one of Matataki's works wins a contest. The award-winning picture, "Purple Dawn," is one Matataki has always wanted to show Mirai.
By accident, Matataki and Mirai run into each other at the photo exhibition. Can Matataki's "feelings" derail the "future"? See the penultimate Images of You (volume 3) for the answer.
Kiss made no Kyori
© Yoshinaga Yuu
Published in Indonesia as
Distance to a Kiss
Yuzuha loves Kaji, the good friend of her twin Suguru. The trio grew up together and despite abundant opportunity—Kaji frequently spends time in Yuzuha's home—she has never told him how she feels. But once Kaji enters high school and becomes the school idol, Yuzuha finds it even harder to approach him, let alone 'fess up. How can Yuzuha hurdle the widening distance between them?
You can find the list of Yoshinaga Yuu manga released earlier than the Childhood Friends, Unrequited Love Distance to a Kiss if you scroll down. m&c! hasn't exactly been stingy when it comes to licensing Yoshinaga Yuu titles. [Continued...]
Mangazines: Cherry 61/2012: First Love Promise by Ichikawa Show
Moar new titles in the first Cherry of the year: Heart Curtain, Jumping Ponytail!—AND the one-shot that nabs the cover:
First Love Promise by Ichikawa Show. The
Childhood Promise, First Love
First Love Promise was originally Hatsukoi no Itazura 「初恋の悪戯」 that first appeared in Sho-Comi. The tankou published in Japan in June 2011 actually compiles four one-shots, so look forward to
Hobby Hobby and
Shou-Shou Space in succeeding issues. [Continued...]
- [Premiere] Distance to a Kiss (Kiss made no Kyori) by Yoshinaga Yuu
- Images of You (Ginen Shounen) vol 3 of 4 by Goto Junpei
- Lost Seven vol 3 of 4 by Nakashima Kazuki / Ko Yasung
- Princess Gal Paradise (Himegal Paradise) vol 4 of 5+ by Wao Akira
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- Cherry Issue 61/2011 (Indonesian Ciao, ChuChu, Sho-Comi, Flowers, Betsucomi)
Reprints and Restocks
The next batch of m&c! reprints includes: Crazy Love Game by Nanajima Kana, Mama Trouble by Kohara Yuko, Say You Love Me (Sukitte Senwa Nakya Gurechauzo) by Jinna Mai and Whistle In The Heart (Heart ni Whistle) by Miyawaki Yukino.
Restocked (Individual volumes) —
- Call from the Grave by Kash
- Cash (Cash²) by Kawazoe Mariko
- Casting Prod': Jalan Menjadi Bintang by Cazenove & Bloz
- Casting Prod': Reality Show by Cazenove & Bloz
- C-Blossom -Case 729- vols. 1 and 2 of 2 by Shimotsuki Kayoko, Fukui Harutoshi
- Cermin Putih by Fachreza Octavio/LSS
- Check Mate by Yukiriko
- Cherish Fight by YASUKO
- ChimaChima Papetto by Hina。
- Cold Heart (Kare wa Tsumetai Furi o Shite) by Hoshimori Yukimo
- Devil Boyfriend (Devi-Kare) by Shigano Iori
- Eli by Zint
- Emotion Springs by Kawamura Eri
- Et Cetera by Wagata Konomi
- Everlasting Portrait (Eien no Portrait) by Morio Rina
- Falling into You Like a Magic (Kimi to Koi ni Ochiru Mahou de) by Chiba Kozue
- Fix-Up by Ekyu
- Flower Rhapsody! by Dwiyani Christy collab. with Gabby
- Flower's Memory (Hanabana no Zanzou) by Sachimi Riho
¹ Sources: m&c! (release schedule and artwork/synopses).
² All manga, including reprints and restocks are priced at IDR 16,500 each except: restocked Call from the Grave and Eli (IDR 20,000); Casting Prod': Jalan Menjadi Bintang and Casting Prod': Reality Show (IDR 25,000) and Flower Rhapsody! (IDR 12,500). Manhua Pedang MahaDewa: Future 5 carries an IDR 95,000 SRP, while Cherry 61/2011 is priced at IDR 27,500/issue.
New m&c! titles - continued
Other Yoshinaga Yuu manga
Before Distance to a Kiss or Kiss made no Kyori, m&c! published Yoshinaga Yuu's Koibito wa 16-sai, retitled My Boyfriend in 16, and Hatsukoi Hakusho as First Love Stories. In her reviews, Telor Ceplok manga critic Lina-chan gave these titles a 7 of 10 and 8 of 10♥ respectively.
The only thing m&c! hasn't published (yet) is Yoshinaga Yuu's current Betsucomi serial, the
Countryside, Glasses, Transfer Student Kimi to Koi o Shitta (two Flower Comics tankou compiled from 2011.04 to 2011.08).
Rose and Tanrou run into one of the Bry tribal warriors who apparently survived, and now views them as foes. A clash proves inevitable. Meanwhile, Rose's memories slowly return.
What terrible power does Rose hide? Perhaps the penultimate Lost Seven will tell us? :P
Other 25 January 2012 highlights
- Princess Gal Paradise vol 4 by Wao Akira: Himeko's pedestrian life as a student of Gal-overrun Cho-Shibuya High refashions into Exciting with the transfer of Tochiotome, a beautiful, cross-dressing boy who busies himself with style and love. Despite missing her chance to upgrade from unrequited, Himeko doesn't give up, and this time, she undergoes Tochiotome-esque style exercises in...a flea market!?
Mangazines - continued
I'm 99.99% sure that Heart Curtain was originally Kokoro Curtain 「ココロカーテン」 by Nakajima Yuka, whose other ex-Ciao series—My Mysterious Neighbor or Tonari no Obake-san—also shows up—actually, concludes, in Issue 61 with the
Niji's Memory extra. The certainty percentage plunges for Jumping Ponytail!, which I speculate is Mori Chikako's gymnastics-troped Tonderu! Ponytail 「とんでる！ポニーテール」, first serialized in Ciao and Ciao DX. If I'm wrong on either or both counts, the comment box below is all yours. «Update: I was right on both counts.
I was also right about
Christmas Joy and
Naughty Lion. They're one-shots off the Betsucomi and Sho-Comi manga that debuted in the last Cherry, Konno Risa's Suddenly in Love (Sweet Boy ni Goyoujin) and Ichikawa Show's Captured by Love (Koakuma Lion).
Christmas Joy or
Usotsuki Christmas is a Suddenly in Love Extra Episode, while
Naughty Lion (
Ijiwaru Lion) is a one-shot off Captured by Love.
- My Lovely Class Leader ♥ by Nishimura Tomoko: In this issue —
Uji Nyali Awal dari Cinta(
Kimodameshi wa Koi no Hajimari), a one-shot from Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou volume 11
- I am not a Maid! by Iwaoka Meme: Episode 11 ex-Maid ja Naimon! volume 2
- Yomogi Loves Money? by Arai Kiyoko: Episode 12 from Yomogi Mochi Yaketa? volume 3
- Dawn Aria by Akaishi Michiyo: Episode 38, lifted from Akatsuki no Aria volume 11
Capping this issue is the ongoing local series, AquaPasto by Gleison A. (episode 2).
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
Level Comics: GTO 6 · Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 7 · Dolls of God 6 · Blade of Immortal 20 · Nurse Aoi 20 · Last Inning 11 · RRR 5 · Leonard: Keliling Dunia
Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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