Today the Love begin 12 and Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful? by Odagiri Nagisa (3L shoujo manga out nau~) [UPDATED]

Street date: 18 February 2012 (according to me, because that's when ECC advised me that these titles had arrived)

Today, the Love begin 12 (Tiga Lancar Comic)

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu © Minami Kanan/Shogakukan [First serialized in Sho-Comi]. Published in Indonesia as Today, the Love begin by PT Tiga Lancar Semesta/Tiga Lancar Comic (3L)

After high school graduation, I will probably part with Tsubaki-kun...

Tsubaki cannot hide her anxiety after Kikuzuki Nako, who shares the same dream as Kyota, shows up. Especially as Tsubaki understood nothing from the lecture given by Kyota's idol, Professor Kaminaga, to which Kyota invited her, and that Nako also attended. Her worsening inferiority complex makes Tsubaki fear losing Kyota, even if Kyota says Kyoto—where his target university is located—"is not far."

Tsubaki also notes that she has no future plans beyond getting accepted into a university, which exacerbates her insecurity. When Kyota is invited on Valentine's Day to a symposium, Tsubaki's despair is perfect! [Additions from Tokyopop Germany's 3, 2, 1... Liebe! Band 12]

So 3L's Today, the Love begin 12 makes it for Valentine's, albeit a little late. I feel like shouting at Tsubaki to get her act together and believe in Kyota, but as the poor girl is already drowning in angst, I won't.

Today, the Love begin 12 compiles chapters 73 to 79, and the volume is rated for   [DEWASA] or Mature audiences only.

The 14th and final Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu tankou streets in Japan on the 24th of February 2012. Update: Kyou Koi ends with volume 15, Japan street date: 2012.05.25.

Scroll down for the preview of debut Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful?, originally Bikei ga Sonna ni Erai no ka? (ex-Sho-Comi) by Odagiri Nagisa.

3L shoujo manga (2012.02.18)

  1. [Premiere] Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful? (Bikei ga Sonna ni Erai no ka?) by Odagiri Nagisa
  2. Today, the Love begin (Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu) vol 12 of 15 by Minami Kanan
  3. Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu今日、恋をはじめます」 by Minami Kanan
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi and Sho-Comi Zoukan, shoujo
    Volume 12 first published in Japan 2011.06

    Other languages
    German 3, 2, 1... Liebe! (Tokyopop Germany; Band 12 shipped 2012.01.11), traditional Chinese (Ever Glory Taiwan: 今天開始談戀愛 12 released 2011.12), French (Marvel Panini France: Tsubaki Love Tome 6 per 2012.01.11 • Tome 7 street date: 2012.03.07)

    A JC Staff anime OAD, starring seiyuu Itō Kanae (Hibino Tsubaki) and Namikawa Daisuke (Tsubaki Kyota). The first episode was bundled with manga volume 9 (Japan release: 2010.06.25), the second with volume 10 (2010.10.26). The third episode released as a standard and premium DVD (2011.02.25).

    A special drama CD was also given away with Sho-Comi's June 2008 issue and featured Satō Rina as Tsubaki and Kondō Takashi as Kyota.

    A Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu: Hatsukoi no Prelude light novel was written by Takase Yunoka. Manga-ka Minami Kanan oversaw production of the novel which reprises the Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu story from Kyota's point of view. The novel streeted February 2010.

    A live-action Today, the love begin film was announced in Sho-Comi's December 2011 issue. Takei Emi and Matsuzaka Tori star as Hibino Tsubaki and Tsubaki Kyota. Filming was expected to begin early January 2012; the movie is scheduled for a 2012 premiere.

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¹ All manga retail for IDR 16,500
² Today, the Love begin 12 is rated for Mature audiences only

Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful?
By Odagiri Nagisa

‘Utsukushii wa seigi’ desu!!!!

Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful? (Tiga Lancar Comic)

Bikei ga Sonna ni Erai no ka?
© Odagiri Nagisa/Shogakukan
[First serialized in Sho-Comi]
Published in Indonesia as
Is It Really That Great
to be Beautiful?

by Tiga Lancar Comic (3L)

Kashiwagi Makoto lurves all things beautiful, especially the drop-dead gorgeous residents of Share House, students of the art school Makoto attends. Share House is off-limits to non-beauties (like Makoto), so what's going to happen to her when she presents herself as the newest boarder?

In a word: Homeless. But don't worry, because I'm sure some bishie (or two) will rescue our Plain Girl, and give her a roof over her head. (And then some. :D)

Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful? compiles the three chapters comprising the antho christener, which first appeared in Sho-Comi, and one-shots Your Color Canvas and Girl's ☆ Complex, the latter seeing heroine Yoriko, trying to catch crush Yuki's attention by stuffing her chest with...bread!? (Despite Yuki's big boobs fetish, Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful? is rated for Teens.)

Other Odagiri Nagisa manga
Before 3L released Is It Really That Great to be Beautiful? or Bikei ga Sonna ni Erai no ka?, it published Kare wa S-kei Seitokaichou (retitled My S-type Boyfriend). But it was Gramedia's m&c! that published Odagiri Nagisa's Oukan Latte Art (as Crown Latte). Still to be licensed and released here is Kareshi Ikusei Keikaku ("Boyfriend Development Plan"), first serialized in Sho-Comi and collected into tankou in June 2011.

Odagiri Nagisa-sensei also contributed a one-shot to the Sho-Comi Girl's Collection anthology Josou danshi wa ikaga desu ka? headlined by Ikeyamada Go (Flower Comics: 2011.07).

That's it. See you next 3L release.

Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography

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1 comment:

Pichan said...

Waw,,,after long time wait Kyo,koi #12,,,,thanks for the info,,,,,:-)

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