Update: Added other ongoing Cherry serials
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,
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
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
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
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...]
- [Series Premiere] Canvas ~ Rainbow Sketch (Canvas 2 - Nijiiro no Sketch) vol 1 of 4 by Kodama Miki, FC01FANDC. CO. JP
- Electric Daisy (Dengeki Daisy) vol 10 of 10+ by Motomi Kyousuke
- Images of You (Ginen Shounen) vol 4 of 4 by Goto Junpei [Finale]
[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
- 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) —
- I Love You, Sensei! (Sensei Datte Otoshigoro ♥) by Konno Risa
- Innocent Revenge (Junjou Shippegaeshi) by Hazuki Rei
- Jagoan Koloni: 1000 Giga Volts by Kababonken Comics, Bayu Harditama, Bening Andyani
- Jagoan Koloni: The Dreamcatchers by Mukhlis Nur & Wing Yudha, Satrio Galih & M. Ismail, Sweta Kartika
- Jalan Komik by Bayu Harditama, Fajareka Setiawan
- Jin Gai by Nakamura Rie
- Kaicho's Kitten (Kaichou-san Chi no Koneko) by Furumiya Kazuko
- Kalau Besar Nanti: Aku Ingin Jadi Bintang by Curd Ridel «Also in 2012.02.22
- Kalau Besar Nanti: Aku Ingin Jadi Ibu by Curd Ridel «Also in 2.22
- Kingdom of The Beast (Hyakujuu Kingdom) by Takagi Shigeyoshi
- Kiruto vol 1 of 2 by Takahashi Miyuki
- Kiruto vol 2 of 2 by Takahashi Miyuki [Finale]
- Kiss & Harmony (Koyoi Oto Furu Sora no Shita) by Takamiya Satoru
- Kiss & Regret (Kiss to Koukai) by Nanao Mio (Reviewed: 7.5/10)
- Love Café (Kare ga Café ni Iru no nara) by Washio Mie (Reviewed: 8/10 ♡)
- Pudding in Love (Koisuru Purin!) vols 1 and 2 of 5 by Shinozuka Hiromu
- Pudding in Love vol 3 of 5 by Shinozuka Hiromu
- Pudding in Love vol 4 of 5 by Shinozuka Hiromu
- Pudding in Love vol 5 of 5 by Shinozuka Hiromu [Finale]
- Secret Kiss by Aikawa Saki
- You Can't Disappear from Me (Boku kara Kimi ga Kienai) vols 1 to 4 of 4 by Aikawa Saki
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 are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
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.
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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