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2.29.2012

Electric Daisy 10, Images of You 4 of 4, Canvas ~ Rainbow Sketch 1 by Kodama Miki (m&c! 29 February 2012 manga) [UPDATED]

Update: Added other ongoing Cherry serials

Electric Daisy 10 (m&c!)

Dengeki Daisy © Motomi Kyousuke/Shogakukan
[Serialized in Betsucomi]
Published in Indonesia as Electric Daisy by Gramedia/m&c!

The Hyperion project to resurrect the Jack'O Frost virus is deep-sixed and the organization behind it dismantled. But Akira, still at large, remains a threat to Teru and Kurosaki. Meanwhile, the person supposedy privy to Kurosaki's "secret" also goes after Teru.

Whachuu gonna do, Tasuku? You look all grim and determined there on the much-awaited Electric Daisy 10 cover. :D

Electric Daisy volume 10 compiles Files 45 through 49: Test & Trial, Can't Always Look Pretty, Daisy Bell, Rena's Fiancé and Keep the Frustration in One's Bosom.

Ten Dengeki Daisy volumes have been published in Japan as of November 2011, which means m&c!'s version has caught up — even if only for a month. The Japanese volume 11 streets 26 March, and treats fangirls to six pack abs and the stunning sleeping face of Kurosaki!—oh, OK, I'll let you enjoy volume 10 first :D

Images of You vol 4 of 4
By Goto Junpei

Matataki departs for Spain after confessing to Mirai. Mirai later finds out about the "future death photograph" and follows Matataki. Only one more day remains before the prophetic picture comes true...

Can Matataki and Mirai find happiness? The answer lies in the touching (mengharukan, sez m&c!) Images of You finale.

New m&c! titles
m&c! launches Canvas ~ Rainbow Sketch by Kodama Miki, the Shonen Ace manga adapt of the FC01 FANDC visual novel, Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch. Preview, if you need it, after the release list.

Mangazines: Cherry February 2012 Edition Cherry February 2012 Edition
The regular Cherry is back, but this issue isn't numbered 62 per expected. Instead, it's the February 2012 Edition, and I don't think that's just to differentiate it from Cherry Love Special that streeted the day after Valentine's.

At any rate, numbered or not, for sure My Lovely Class Leader by Nishimura Tomoko (that I'm near certain is this issue's front cover) returns with a new installment—episode 38 ex-Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou volume 11—along with I am not a Maid! by Iwaoka Meme (Episode 12 from Maid ja Naimon! volume 3) and Yomogi Loves Money? by Arai Kiyoko (Episode 13 from Yomogi Mochi Yaketa? volume 3). Even if Dawn Aria by Akaishi Michiyo doesn't appear on the cover, I'm pretty sure that's still ongoing. Unless Akatsuki no Aria finished in Japan when I wasn't paying attention. Edit: It is, with Episode 39 from Akatsuki no Aria volume 11. [Continued...]

m&c! manga (2012.02.29)

  1. [Series Premiere] Canvas ~ Rainbow Sketch (Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch) vol 1 of 4 by Kodama Miki, FC01FANDC. CO. JP
  2. Canvas ~ Rainbow Sketch 1 (m&c!)

    Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch
    Canvas2~虹色のスケッチ~
    by Kodama Miki, FC01FANDC. CO. JP
    AKA Canvas2
    Kadokawa Shoten Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2005.09

    Related
    Based on the FC01 FANDC visual novel Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch, sequel to Canvas: Motif of Sepia. The game was also adapted into a 24-episode anime produced by Kadokawa Shoten and ZEXCS, which aired from October 2005 to March, with seiyuu Sakurai Takahiro as Kamikura Hiroki, Nazuka Kaori as Elise Housen and Nabatame Hitomi as Kikyou Kiri.

  3. Electric Daisy (Dengeki Daisy) vol 10 of 10+ by Motomi Kyousuke
  4. Electric Daisy 10 (m&c!)

    Dengeki Daisy電撃デイジー
    by Motomi Kyousuke
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2011.09

    Other languages
    English Dengeki Daisy (VIZ Media: eight volumes per 2012.01 • volume 9 street date: 2012.03.06), French (Kazé Editions: Dengeki Daisy Tome 10 shipped 2012.02.22), traditional Chinese (Ever Glory Taiwan: 愛情接合器 9 released 2012.02.22)

  5. Images of You (Ginen Shounen) vol 4 of 4 by Goto Junpei [Finale]
  6. Images of You 4 (m&c!)

    Ginen Shounen銀塩少年」 by Goto Junpei
    AKA Gelatin Boy
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday Super, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2011.01

Hong Kong manhua (2012.02.29)

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Mangazines (2012.02.29)

  • Cherry February 2012 Edition (Indonesian Ciao, ChuChu, Sho-Comi, Flowers, Betsucomi)

Reprints and Restocks
m&c! resumes one-shot shoujo tankou reprints this street date with four ex-Betsucomi manga: A Girl's Melancholy (Shoujo no Melancholy) by Taamo, I Love This Wolf (Ookamitachi no Tengoku) by Kikuchi Kamaro, Just Between You and Me (Himitsu Himitsu) by Kawamaru Shin and My Venus Lady (Hetare Venus) by Usami Maki; two from Ciao: First Romance by Morie Mako and Hold Me, Noir! (Dakishimete! Noir) by Iisaka Yukako; and one from Hana to Yume, Love Cupid (Renai Cupid) by Kiritani Miki.

Restocked (Individual volumes) —

¹ Source: m&c! and Elex Media (release schedule and artwork/synopses).
² All GN, including restocks, are priced at IDR 16,500 each except Pedang Maha Dewa 4: Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade 6 (IDR 80,000/volume) and the two Kalau Besar Nanti... titles (IDR 25,000). Cherry February 2012 Edition carries an IDR 27,500 SRP.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

New m&c! titles: Canvas ~ Rainbow Sketch - continued

Kamikura Hiroki teaches at the Nadeshiko fine arts academy his cousin Elis Housen attends as a scholarship student. Elis is elated over the daily opportunity to be with Hiroki (they also live together). Until competition shows up in the form of one Kikyou Kiri, Hiroki's childhood friend.

Baka-Updates Manga points out in its Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch description that Kiri, a fellow Nadeshiko teacher, may know why—Angst alert!—Hiroki gave up his artist dreams and settled for teaching.

The Brother Complex, Cohabitation, Painting, Tragic Accident, Older Male Younger Female Canvas 2 was collected in four volumes, the last released August 2006 in Japan. Aside from a manga version, Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch also got the anime treatment; the Kadokawa Shoten and ZEXCS production aired between October 2005 and March 2006 in Japan, with seiyuu Sakurai Takahiro as Hiroki, Nazuka Kaori as Elis and Nabatame Hitomi as Kiri.

Other Kodama Miki manga
Kodama Miki has adapted another visual novel besides Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch into manga: Fortune Arterial, based on the visual novel written by August Soft. The manga debuted in 2008 in Comptiq and was eventually compiled in seven Kadokawa Comics Ace volumes by September 2011. S/he also created Teruteru Tenjin Toori, first serialized in Shonen Ace (five Kadokawa Comics Ace volumes published between 2007.11 and 2010.10).

Kodama Miki-sensei's latest is the shounen fantasy gender bender Maho Maho serialized in Shonen Ace (Kadokawa Comics A Ace volume 1 street date: 2012.03.23).

Mangazines - continued
Cherry February 2012 Edition
Ichikawa Show's second First Love Promise one-shot—Smile—appears in this edition, which means we can still look forward to the remaining Hatsukoi no Itazura one-shots Hobby Hobby and Shou-Shou Space in the next issues. Another Ichikawa Show one-shot is also included in the Cherry Feb-2012 edition, the Captured by Love standalone Displeasure Lion, originally Fukigen Lion from Koakuma Lion. The third one-shot here, however, is Konno Risa's 7 Days, a Suddenly in Love (Sweet Boy ni Goyoujin) extra episode.

As for other ongoing series (aside from the four mentioned Above the Cut), there's Jumping Ponytail! by Mori Chikako (Episode 2 from Tonderu! Ponytail volume 1), Heart Curtain by Nakajima Yuka (Episode 2 from Kokoro Curtain) and local series AquaPasto by Gleison A. (Episode 3).

Still not enuf? Here are the other 29 February 2012 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Dragon's Fiancé 3 · Popcorn 1 Deluxe by Shoji Yoko · Blooming Youth 11 · Otoboke Section Chief 18 · Emile Chronicle Online Delta Saga 3 of 3

Level Comics: Dawn of the Arcana 5 · Eternal Sabbath 8 of 8 · Blade of Immortal 21 · Gun Smith Cats Burst 3 · Have a Good Night! 1 by Yamazaki Sayaka · Lost Man 8 · Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 9 · Boule & Bill: Album Kenangan · Suske & Wiske: Setengah Havelaar by Willy Vandersteen (Ex-2011.12.28)

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