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Arpeggio of Blue Steel, weekdays, 10pm WIB
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Bleach Season 6, Weekdays 630pm WIB [Season finale] 19 August 2014, Tuesday
Bleach Season 7 [Season premiere] 20 August 2014, Wed, 630pm WIB (airs weekdays)

3.14.2012

Namida Usagi 6, Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives 1 by Ellen Schreiber, Full House: Love Continues 5 of 5 (m&c! 14 March 2012 manga, OEL and manhwa) [UPDATED]

Shopping List version. NikBabble™...whenever, Part III
Update: Must. Fangirl. Alexander!

Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ 6 (m&c!)

Namida Usagi ~Seifuku no Kataomoi~ © Minase Ai/Shogakukan [Serialized in Sho-Comi. Published in Indonesia as Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ by Gramedia/m&c!

But before the vampire who's loads yummier than Edward (I don't care; bring on the rotten fruit cuz I detest Twilight) — Narumi.

Have you noticed? I want to be closer to you...yes, even closer...

The doki doki First Date over, it's time for summer vacation. Kairi suggests spending the holidays at the beach, and Momoka can't stop her heart from racing when she thinks of all that time with Narumi. Narumi, however, acts like there's nothing out of the ordinary!?

Grrrr... Narumi... If you pull another Jerk*ss job on Momoka, I will... [insert NikRetribution™ here] Here's hoping that Narumi somehow redeems himself in Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ volume 6, compiling Stories 30 through 35.

Nine Namida Usagi ~Seifuku no Kataomoi~ tankou have gone on sale in Japan as of 24 February 2012.

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives 1 (m&c!)

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives
© Ellen Schreiber
[TOKYOPOP & HarperCollins]
Published in Indonesia
by Gramedia/m&c!

New m&c! titles
After a wait time of more than a year—first got whiff of it in the last quarter of 2010 if I'm not mistaken—m&c! finally launches Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, the OEL manga side story to Ellen Schreiber's dreamy Vampire Kisses series that stars goth-girl Raven Madison and her undead beauteous beau Alexander Sterling .

The absolute last thing goth-girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, need is another hitch in their nighttime-only romance—but dark trouble hovers on the horizon when Raven and Alexander discover four freshly dug graves filled with empty coffins. When a crew of sketchy vampires takes up residence in Dullsville's lonely graveyard, Alexander finds this motley bunch led by his very own blood-sucking cousin, Claude Sterling. Shocking! Claude and his creepy crew can only spell out more problems for the pair, especially when Raven finds them in daylight in the very last place she could ever imagine. What could Claude and his invaders be doing—or searching for—in Dullsville?
–From HarperTeen's Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume 1 synopsis

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives volume 1 is illustrated by rem whose bishounen Alexander is simply TDF! *swoons* (Too bad she doesn't illustrate the third volume.) Equally bishie Claude doesn't appear in the main series, I don't think, at least not anywhere in the Vampire Kisses: The Beginning omnibus, which consists of the first three books, Vampire Kisses, Kissing Coffins and Vampireville. (There are nine books, even if Vampire Kisses 9: Immortal Hearts only streets this May.) The VK: Blood Relatives series itself, spans three volumes. The fourth OEL manga/the sequel is Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games, illustrated by Xian Nu Studio (streeted in the US September 2011).

My only beef with m&c!'s version—also a point of thanks in outlay and storage terms—is the thin-ness of the book. It's exactly 5mm in width! Starvation diet victim regardless, I deem Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives (and its Vampire Kisses main story) GET!—oh, you want a rating for Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives vol 1? How about 9.75 of 10 ♡? :D

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives volume 1 contains chapters 1 to 4: Vampire Picnic, Eerie Arrival, Grave Matters and Mortal Threats.

m&c! manga (2012.03.14)

  1. Born to Cook (Mister Ajikko II) vol 11 of 13 by Terasawa Daisuke
  2. Born to Cook 11 (m&c!)

    Mister Ajikko IIミスター味っ子2
    by Terasawa Daisuke
    Kodansha Evening, seinen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2011.09

    Related series
    Prequel: Mister Ajikko (19 volumes)

  3. Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ (Namida Usagi ~Seifuku no Kataomoi~) vol 6 of 9+ by Minase Ai

m&c! OEL manga (2012.03.14)

m&c! manhwa (2012.03.14)

  1. Full House: Love Continues (Full House II) vol 5 of 5 by Won SooYeon [Finale]
  2. Full House: Love Continues 5 (m&c!)

    Full House IIFULL HOUSE 풀 하우스 2부
    by Won SooYeon
    AKA Full House 2: Ally & Ryder's Second Story
    Shinwon, josei
    Volume 5 first published in Korea 2009.04

    Related series
    Prequel: Full House (16 volumes)

  3. Secret vol 10 of 10 by Han YuRang [Finale]
  4. Secret 10 (m&c!)

    Secret비밀 SECRET
    by Han YuRang
    Samyang (Kkonnim) soonjung
    Volume 10 first published in Korea 2006.09

Hong Kong manhua (2012.03.14)

  1. Pedang MahaDewa: Future vol 6 of 6 by Tony Wong [Finale]
  2. Pedang MahaDewa: Future 6 (m&c!)

    Pedang MahaDewa: Future
    by Tony Wong
    Published by Jade Dynasty

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

Reprints and Restocks
Next up in m&c!'s reprints of shoujo tankou: Pure Love Junky (Junai Junkie) by Shiumi Saki, Rhapsody in July (Tanabata no Rhapsody) by Kuze Mizuki, The Rival (Koigataki wa koneko-chan) by Amane Yuko (moved to 2012.07.04), Romance of Herself (Ennui na Kanojo) by Yamanaka Rico and Say It Marin Chan (Icchae Marin-chan) by Oobayashi Miyuki.

Restocked (Individual volumes) —

¹ Source: m&c! (release schedule and artwork)
² All GN, including restocks, are (still) priced at IDR 16,500 each except manhwa Full House: Love Continues 5 (IDR 25,000 each); Secret 10 (IDR 19,900); the restocked Vanilla Frosting volumes 1 and 2 (IDR 23,000); and manhua Pedang MahaDewa: Future 6 (IDR 95,000).
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured series
Full House: Love Continues vol 5 of 5
By Won SooYeon

Sabina comes clean, and Elli admits that she has long recovered from her amnesia. Her confession, however, sends Raider packing. Elli soon realizes that she absolutely cannot lose her husband.

Other 14 March 2012 highlights

  • Born To Cook vol 11 by Terasawa Daisuke: The Youichi and Yae tandem shocks the 50th Ajiou GP. What dishes will this Mister Ajikko team bring forth? Meanwhile, Alan and Sion struggle to prepare dishes under the (iron chef) tutelage of the General of Taste and Kaede!
  • Secret vol 10 of 10 by Han YuRang: Bo Eun eventually lives with Mu Hyul's family in Korea and it looks like she won't be separated from Mu Hyul again. But one day, Mu Hyul finds Seng Jun's document containing SS company president- and Bo Eun's DNA test results.

Still not enuf? Here are the other 14 March 2012 manga and manhwa

Elex Media: Detektif Conan 66 · The Ruler of Nabari 14 of 14 Alice Academy 17 · Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 19 · Wild Life 22 · Kekkaishi 13 · Kungfu Boy 11 Premium · Ghost's Doctor 9 · The Knight in The Area 4 · New Kobochan 16 · Kojiro 7 of 7 · Rockman the Shooting Star 1 by Itagaki Masaya · Shonen Magz Issue 03/2012

Level Comics: Bloody Monday 8 · Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale 5 · X Blade 10 · Bronze Angel 7 of 7 · Drug-On 1 by Saito Misaki · Ami Non Stop 1 by Kitagawa Miyuki · Brave Story 8 · Dark Edge 4 · Last Inning 12 · Lanfeust of Troy: Permaisuri Cixi · Rantanplan: Pembawa Pesan

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

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