Kimi to Koi no Tochuu © Aikawa Saki/Shogakukan
[First serialized in Sho-Comi]
Published in Indonesia as In Love with You by Gramedia/m&c!
True, m&c! doesn't have an extensive Love is Everywhere shoujo manga line-up like last year, but a week before Valentine's Day, it compensates by triple-launching Aikawa Saki's Kimi to Koi no Tochuu. Which is ♡, MAX!
I reserve the NikBabble™ for the Kimi to Koi no Tochuu, retitled In Love with You, in my upcoming Valentine Special review. Yes, I've been waiting to fangirl Kimi to Koi for ages, but I still have beef with its shaky Big Mis(understanding) foundation that threatens to bring the entire series down—the Big Mis/Big Secret is the most egregious of all romance tropes—but don't worry, Imma still blurb this ex-Sho-Comi serial:
So traumatized is Yuna by her first boyfriend Takumi breaking up with her that she shies away from love and boys thereafter. But when classmate Hayato confesses to her for the second time, Yuna accepts, reasoning it's about time she forgot Takumi.
Just when Yuna begins to think she can finally move on, Takumi reappears...
As In Love with You enters its second tank —
“War” breaks out between Takumi and Hayato. Takumi resolves to win back Yuna, who despite actually liking Hayato, can't erase her feelings for Takumi...
So who does torn between two lovers Yuna choose? The last line of m&c!'s In Love with You 3 preview teases: Step by step, we move forward. Because we love each other.
Twinkling Lucky Charm and
Sparkling 17 cap the last In Love with You tankou.
So yeah, m&c! ONLY has In Love with You as its pre-Valentine 2012 offering, but what a rabu rabu munificence. Aikawa Saki da yo! She only created You Can't Disappear From Me and 16 Life :P. (Moar on other m&c!-published Aikawa Saki shoujo manga after the release list.) Still, I cannot overemphasize: GET!, GET!, GET! ♡
If you don't want In Love with You, you prolly belong to the non-shoujo camp and might be more interested in the series finale to Tony Wong and Dick Kwong's manhua, The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2, which ends with Black Fenglei's unprecendented metamorphosis in Book Eight.
- [Series Premiere] In Love with You (Kimi to Koi no Tochuu) vol 1 of 3 by Aikawa Saki
- [Premiere] In Love with You vol 2 of 3 by Aikawa Saki
- [Premiere] In Love with You vol 3 of 3 by Aikawa Saki [Finale]
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Reprints and Restocks
m&c! continues to reprint one-shot shoujo tankou; this batch includes two Ciao titles from Kohara Yuko, Children of Heaven (Paradise Kids) and Ramalan Cinta Teru Teru (Teruteru Koiyohou), as well as two from ChuChu and Betsucomi: 3 Star Love Days (Mitsuboshi Love Days) by Sugiyama Miwako and Story About You (Anata ni Ateta Monogatari) by Ozaki Ira.
Restocked (Individual volumes) —
- Color of Sky, Color of Love (Sora-iro Koi-iro) by Ichikawa Show (Rated: 5.25/10)
- Find a New Love! (Anta Nante Okotowari!) by Sugiyama Miwako
- First Love, Freckles and You (Hatsukoi to Sobakasu to Kimi) by Satori Tae (Rated: 8/10♡)
- Flowers of Love (Momoiro Renka) by Mitsuha Yuu (Rated: 9/10♡)
- Give Me All Your Love (Zenbu Chodai) vol 1 and 2 of 2 by Kurumatani Haruko
- Graffiti of Love (Rakugaki no Shita) by Sugata Uri
- I Love You vol 1 - 6 of 6 by Takase Yuka
- Lieru's Love Power (Kururun Rieru Change!) vol 1 and of 2 by Nakahara An
- Little Beans in Love (Ayakashi Tennen Beans) by Minami Sachi
- Love in the Sky (Sora Log) vol 1 of 4 by Mitsuki Kaco
- Love in the Sky vol 2 of 4 by Mitsuki Kaco
- Love in the Sky vol 3 of 4 by Mitsuki Kaco
- Love in the Sky vol 4 of 4 by Mitsuki Kaco [Finale]
- Love Strategy (Yoka Onago Nyuumon) by Hozuki Souta
- My Fragile Love (Usotsuki na Gemini) vol 1 - 3 of 3 by Miyawaki Yukino
- One-Sided Love (Kataomoi no Mukougawa) by Yoshinaga Yuu
In Love with You — continued
Other Aikawa Saki manga
Already mentioned two other series besides In Love with You or Kimi to Koi no Tochuu — the four-volume You Can't Disappear From Me (Boku kara Kimi ga Kienai) and 16 Life.
I'm still waiting for m&c! to license The Morning After the Night Before and She Wakes up Beside a Mafia heir Iinchou no Himegoto (AKA The Committee Chairman's Secret; two volumes published in Japan between June and September 2008), but considering the racy premise—the first Iinchou no Himegoto is actually one of
Six adult love stories in the Slip off a uniform after school Houkago, Seifuku o Nui de antho top-billed by Kurumatani Haruko—I'm not holding my breath.
Aikawa Saki-sensei also contributed one-shots to two other Sho-Comi Pink Label smut anthologies.
Love Princess and W Prince appeared in the Dame Ijiwaru H antho top-billed by Shinjo Mayu (JP release: 2004.12), while
Suki ga tomaranai! was included in Honnou - Motto Midaretai top-billed by Shigano Iori (published 2005.12).
Her latest completed Sho-Comi serial is Naisho no Jikan, which, from these
Smart Female Lead, Smart Male Lead, Café, Cosplay, Hidden Identity, Male Lead Falling in Love First, Rivalry, Rivals become Lovers tags sounds like a My Sweet Kaicho rip-off. Naisho no Jikan, compiled in tankou last November, differs only in its meganekko protagonist :P. Rant regardless, Imma getting when m&c! publishes it.
Still not enuf? Here are the other 8 February 2012 manga
Elex Media: Q.E.D. 39 · The Best Skilled Surgeon 5 · Defense Devil 6 · Q and A 3 · Wild Life 21 · Kungfu Boy 9 Premium · Claymore 17 · Detektif Conan Movie: The 14th Target - First and Last by Aoyama Gosho · The Knight in the Area 3 · Animal Doctor 10 · Hourai Girls 1 and 2 of 2 by Yamada Row · Kariage Kun 47 · My First Mr. Akuno 7 · Natane 6 of 6 Deluxe · Topeng Kaca: Dua Akoya 2 · Blooming Youth 10 · Chunchu 5 · Otoboke Section Chief 17 · Kojiro 6 · Meat Q Family by Tazima Taziko · Shonen Star Issue 02/2012 · Shonen Magz Issue 02/2012
Level Comics: X Blade 9 · Death's Notice 8 · Devil Devil 8 · Adamas 2 · Fight!! Ippo 88 · RRR 6 · Marsupilami: Kuil Boavista (Ex-2012.01.25) · Lucky Luke: Si Kaki Halus (Ex-1.25)
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
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