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!!
- Bleach #53 of 54+: The Deathberry Returns 2 by Kubo Tite
- 火影忍者 (Naruto) #58 of 59+: Naruto VS Itachi!! by Kishimoto Masashi
- 07-GHOST vol 10 of 13+ by Amemiya Yuki / Ichihara Yukino
- Are You Alice? vol 4 of 5+ by Katagiri Ikumi / Ninomiya Ai
- Otomen vol 13 of 14+ by Kanno Aya
- Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) vol 7 of 11 by Takaya Natsuki
[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 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
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,
Quiet Chamber, Noisy Heart,
Bad Blood Exhaust,
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.
Chuang Yi's preview:
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.
Naruto volume 58: Naruto VS Itachi!! (Japan release: 2011.11.04) spans chapters 545 to 555:
The Immortal Corps,
Something of Value!!,
Naruto vs. Itachi!!,
Conditions of Hokage...!!,
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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