This week

Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.20 · Elex: 10.22 · Level: 10.22 · m&c!: 10.22
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Parasyte –the maxim– simulcast Thursdays, 10pm
Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB (Mon–Wed)
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB (Mon–Fri)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Anime (on WakuWaku Japan):
tsuritama [Series Premiere] 23 October 2014, Thursday, 930pm WIB (Mon–Thu)

3.20.2012

Metal Fight Beyblade 6, Bleach #53, Naruto #58 (Chuang Yi 20 March 2012 English and simplified Chinese manga)

Also, the 7 February 2012 manga Chuang Yi nly belatedly advised—I found out about them when I checked last week. (And I had to include them, just to avoid a continuity break :P)

Metal Fight Beyblade 6, Bleach #53, 火影忍者 (Naruto) #58 (Chuang Yi)

Metal Fight Beyblade © Adachi Takafumi/Shogakukan [First serialized in CoroCoro Comic] · Bleach © Kubo Tite/Shueisha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump] · Naruto © Kishimoto Masashi/Shueisha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]. Published in Singapore as Metal Fight Beyblade, Bleach and 火影忍者 by Chuang Yi

Gingka and Masamune reach the World Championship quater-finals, where they face off against Julian Konzern,the formidable solo European representative who wields the destructive Gravity Destroyer! Julian annoys the duo with his callous disregard for Beyblades, sparking off an explosive battle between both sides! Who will make it into the semi-finals?

And that takes care of blurbing Chuang Yi's sole English manga for the week, Adachi Takafumi's Metal Fight Beyblade volume 6 (ISBN: 978-981-4341-78-3), which compiles not only chapters 24 to 26— Special Move, Not Acceptable!!, Perseus: Black Despair!! and Euro Battle, the Perfect Conclusion!!—but also includes the Beyblade VS The Sun: Sol Blaze, the Scorching-hot Invader special, an original comic off the movie of the same name that premiered in Japan in August 2010.

Unless I misunderstood the Japanese synopsis (thanks anyway, Gugel), the Metal Fight Beyblade manga ends with volume 11, slated for release on 28 March 2012.

The simplified Chinese manga streeting today, don't end yet, I don't think, even if Kubo Tite's Bleach has already entered its final arc. Scroll down for previews of Bleach #53: The Deathberry Returns 2 and 火影忍者 (Naruto) #58: Naruto VS Itachi!!

Chuang Yi English manga (2012.03.20)

Simplified Chinese manga (2012.03.20)

  1. Bleach #53 of 54+: The Deathberry Returns 2 by Kubo Tite
  2. 火影忍者 (Naruto) #58 of 59+: Naruto VS Itachi!! by Kishimoto Masashi

English manga (2012.02.07)

  1. 07-GHOST vol 10 of 13+ by Amemiya Yuki / Ichihara Yukino
  2. 07-Ghost07‐GHOST」 by Amemiya Yuki / Ichihara Yukino
    Ichijinsha Comic Zero-Sum, josei
    Volume 10 (chapters 55–61) first published in Japan 2010.08

    Awards
    Double-first prize, 3rd Zero-Sum Comics Grand-Prix

    Other languages
    Alternative English 07-GHOST (Go! Comi: 7 volumes, dropped), French (Kazé Editions: Tome 7 shipped 2012.01.02), Indonesian (Elex Media: five volumes as of 2012.02.22)

    Related series
    07-GHOST CHILDREN (side story; one volume)
    A 07-GHOST Seal and Postcard Book was released by Gakken Marketing in 2009.09

    Adaptations
    Anime: Studio DEEN's 25-episode adaptation, starring seiyuu Mitsuki Saiga (Teito Klein), Namikawa Daisuke (Mikage) and Hayami Sho (Ayanami), aired in Japan from April through September 2009. Since the TV series' end, limited edition genteiiban have been bundled with the DVDs.

    Audio drama: The 07-Ghost: Kamisama ni Todoku Koibumi drama CD was released in Japan in 2007. The second 07-Ghost: Seventh District shipped February 2009 and a third special drama CD streeted the same year.

  3. Are You Alice? vol 4 of 5+ by Katagiri Ikumi / Ninomiya Ai
  4. Are You Alice?Are you Alice?
    by Katagiri Ikumi / Ninomiya Ai
    Ichijinsha Comic Zero-Sum, josei
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2011.07

    Related series
    Adapted from the Are You Alice? drama CD series (that Minty Utopians compiled) including the Original Series (Drink Me, Check Mate, Call me), Alice's Tea Party (March Hare, Knave of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty) and Unbirthday (Dyna → Cheshire Cat, XXX ↔ Alice, Tweedle Dee ~ Tweedle Dum, White Knight ∈ Regret, White Rabbit ← Bloodflower, Lewis Carroll ≠ Mad Hatter).

    The drama series starred seiyuu Sakurai Takahiro (Alice?), Hirata Hiroaki (Mad Hatter / Lewis Carroll), Inoue Kazuhiko (Cheshire Cat) and Fujiwara Keiji (Dormouse), among others. [Info from Minty Utopians - Are you Alice? Characters/CD Organize]

  5. Otomen vol 13 of 14+ by Kanno Aya
  6. Otomenオトメン(乙男)」 by Kanno Aya
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2011.08

    Other languages
    Alternative English Otomen (VIZ Media: 12 volumes as of 2012.02.07 • volume 13 street date: 2012.09.04), Indonesian (Elex Media: 11 volumes per 2011.02), French (Delcourt: Tome 13 shipped 2012.03.14), German (Carlsen Verlag: Band 7 per 2011.10.28 • Band 10 street date: 2012.04.30), Spanish (Planeta DeAgostini)

    Adaptations
    Live-action adaptation starring Okada Masaki (Asuka) and Kaho (Ryo) aired on Fuji TV from 1 August to 3 November 2009.

  7. Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) vol 7 of 11 by Takaya Natsuki
  8. Hoshi wa Utau星は歌う」 by Takaya Natsuki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 7 (chapters 36–41) first published in 2010.01

    Other languages/serializations
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 星歌恋曲 #6 per 2010.06), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 11 星歌戀曲 volumes as of 2012.02.20), Indonesian (Elex Media: two volumes as of 2012.01; formerly serialized in HanaLaLa [discontinued]), French (Delcourt: Twinkle Stars: Le Chant des Etoiles Tome 11 per 2011.11), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 4 street date: 2012.03.20), Italian Le stelle cantano (Panini Comics) and Spanish La melodía de las estrellas (Norma Editorial Spain)

    Adaptations
    Geneon Entertainment's Hoshi wa Utau drama CD, starring seiyuu Tomatsu Haruka (Shiina Sakuya), Kondo Takashi (Aoi Chihiro) and Takahashi Hiroki (Miyako Kanade), released 2010.02 in Japan.

[Release links are hide/unhide for the English manga. Click for more details.]

¹ Source: Chuang Yi per 20 March 2012.
² All English manga retail for SGD 8.90 each, all Chinese manga for SGD 5.50 each.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Simplified Chinese manga previews

Bleach #53 of 54+: The Deathberry Returns 2
By Kubo Tite
ISBN: 978-981-4372-34-3

由绝望中翻身,一护被露琪亚一刀刺穿后,再度取回死神的能力!因为那把刀里,灌注了护廷十三队精锐的力量!复活的一护,堂堂正正的与银城对峙!战斗终于扩大为死神与完现术者的全面战斗...!

For my own reference, excerpting an alternative summary from Wiki
(May contain   [SPOILAGE!])

With his Soul Reapers powers back, Ichigo and several members of the Gotei 13 begin to fight the members of Xcution, who had their Fullbrings enhanced by Ichigo's stolen powers. Giriko Kutsuzawa is easily beaten by Kenpachi and Jackie is defeated by Renji, while Madarame is able to overcome the Fullbring from Moe Shishigawara, Tsukishima's follower. Meanwhile, Hitsugaya tries to force Yukio to free his friends from the fight chambers his Fullbring created and Byakuya begins a tough fight with Tsukishima.

Bleach volume 53: The Deathberry Returns 2, first released in Japan in December 2011, consists of chapters 460 through 469: Deathberry Returns 2, Come Around Our Turn, Why Me Sad, Extreme Divider, Quiet Chamber, Noisy Heart, Bad Blood Exhaust, Screaming Invader, Lucky Men, Raid as a Blade and Rag Lag Rumble. [(Obviously) *NOT Chuang Yi's chapter titles]

Fifty-four Bleach tankoubon have been published in Japan, with Volume 54: Goodbye to Our Xcution, covering up to chapter 479 that gives the volume its sub-title, streeting 2 March 2012.

火影忍者 (Naruto) #58 of 59+: Naruto VS Itachi!!
By Kishimoto Masashi
ISBN: 978-981-4372-31-2

Chuang Yi's preview:

为了把鸣人拖出战场,斑使用白绝的能力,搅乱了整个战场。而感到敌人逼近的鸣人,却为了救出同伴急奔战场!另一方面,我爱罗跟大轩在主战场遇到了曾经是影的敌人......!

Wiki alternative (watch dem   [SPOILERS!]):

While Naruto and Killer Bee deal with the army of Zetsus, beings created by Madara with the First Hokage's DNA, that have been posing as allies, Gaara's and the Tsuchikage Ōnoki's forces reach the four Kage revived by Kabuto. After Gaara defeats his father, the Fourth Kazekage, Naruto and Bee are confronted by Nagato and Itachi who are under Kabuto's control. Itachi is able to free himself from Kabuto's control and helps the two Hosts defeat Nagato. He leaves to fight Kabuto alone, deciding to Naruto handle Sasuke. Naruto and Bee join the Ninja Alliance Army with the former creating clones to fight both the Second Tsuchikage, Mū, and the Third Raikage.
Wikipedia

Naruto volume 58: Naruto VS Itachi!! (Japan release: 2011.11.04) spans chapters 545 to 555: The Immortal Corps, Kage Showdown!!, Something of Value!!, Naruto vs. Itachi!!, Itachi's Question!!, Koto'Amatsukami, Stop Nagato!!, Conditions of Hokage...!!, The Battlefield!!, The Rasen-Shuriken Limit...!! and Paradox. [(Still) *NOT Chuang Yi's chapter titles]

The latest Naruto chapter compiled in tankoubon is 565 Jinchūriki vs. Jinchūriki!! collected in Volume 59: Gokage shūketsu...!! (Gathering of the Gokage...!!), which streeted in Japan 2012.02.03.

7 February 2012 English manga previews

07-GHOST vol 10 of 13+
By Amemiya Yuki / Ichihara Yukino
ISBN: 978-981-4341-92-9

07-GHOST Vol.10 (Chuang Yi)

To reunite Capella with his mother, Lutia, Teito and Hang pay a visit to the Almarz Residence in Neele. Even though Capella and Lutia finally meet, the house is attacked by a Kors. Lutia's life is threatened as the Almarz and their relatives engage in a tussle over family inheritance. Will Teito and gang be able to protect the Almarz and will Capella and Lutia live happily ever after?

07-GHOST volume 10 comprises Kapitel (chapters) 55 to 61: Almarz Mansion, The Neverending Day, Capella, Doubt, Hawkzile Race, Predator and Runaway. [*NOT Chuang Yi's chapter titles]

Are You Alice? vol 4 of 5+
By Katagiri Ikumi / Ninomiya Ai
ISBN: 978-981-4372-04-6

Are You Alice? Vol.4 (Chuang Yi)

As Alice struggles through “The Wimpy Book” in search of the Dormouse, strange things start to happen. Memories from his past flood his mind... or is it all just a dream? Alice and the Hatter are told to find out more from the Dodo, but the little bird simply refuses to sing. Time is running out and the Hatter patience is wearing thin. What will Alice do?

Five Are You Alice? tankou have been published in Japan as of January this year.

Otomen vol 13 of 14+
By Kanno Aya
ISBN: 978-981-4372-08-4

Otomen Vol.13 (Chuang Yi)

When Ryo's father questions her about the progress of her relationship with Asuka, she slowly realizes that she has to do something about it. Before she knows it, she is now the coach of the weak little Judo club of Ohdo high school. Subsequently, Ryo had to turn down. Having to turn down Asuka invitations to go out time and again! Asuka is trying to be understanding, but when he receives a surprising update from Juta, his strong faith in the power of love starts to sway! Will their relationship survive this storm of ups and downs for the better... or worse?!

Fourteen Otomen volumes have been published in Japan as of January 2012, with the 15th scheduled for this 20 April.

Twinkle Stars vol 7 of 11
By Takaya Natsuki
ISBN: 978-981-4306-51-5

Twinkle Stars Vol.7 (Chuang Yi)

The second semester has begun and a kinder Chihiro has Sakuya's heart in knots. And that is not all! One evening, after spending a night out stargazing with the Hokan Club, Chihiro suddenly draws even closer to her on his way home... He also pays Kanade a visit one day to encourage him on his job hunt, and we learn more about Kanade's past... How does Kanade feel about Sakuya now?

That's it. See you next CY release, tentatively set for 4 April 2012.

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