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Update: Must. Fangirl. Alexander!
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!
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
© Ellen Schreiber
[TOKYOPOP & HarperCollins]
Published in Indonesia
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:
Grave Matters and
- Born to Cook (Mister Ajikko II) vol 11 of 13 by Terasawa Daisuke
- Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ (Namida Usagi ~Seifuku no Kataomoi~) vol 6 of 9+ by Minase Ai
- Full House: Love Continues (Full House II) vol 5 of 5 by Won SooYeon [Finale]
- Secret vol 10 of 10 by Han YuRang [Finale]
[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) —
- The Cute One Beside Me (Watashi no Tonari ni Cute na Kimi) by Miyake Madoka (Reviewed: 8/10 ♡)
- Doctor's Naughty Kiss (Dr. wa Ijiwaru na Kiss de) by Kawamaru Shin (Reviewed: 8/10 ♡)
- Lonely Without You (Hitori Bocchi wa Samishikute) vols 1 to 3 of 3 by Chiba Kozue
- Love, Romance and the World (Orera Kourin! ~Ai toka, Koi toka, Sekai toka~) vols 1 to 3 of 3 by Sugiyama Miwako
- Love Tricks (Koakuma 7 JS no Tame no Atarashii Renai Kyouka) by Ibuki Kaede, CHOCHO
- Lovely Make-Up: Myon & Fuku Chan's Beauty Learning (Kosume no Tessoku) vol 1 of 2 by Takashima Eri, Mimori Kaori
- Lovely Make-Up: Myon & Fuku Chan's Beauty Learning vol 2 of 2 by Takashima Eri, Mimori Kaori [Finale]
- Miracle Kiss (Ghost wa Kiss wo Kirau) by Nashizuki Uta (Reviewed: 8/10 ♡)
- Misunderstand Girl and Angry Prince (Kanchigai Musume to Buchigire Ouji) by Shiumi Saki
- My Beautiful Model (Emperor Limited) by Yagami Rina
- My Boyfriend in 16 (Koibito wa 16-sai) by Yoshinaga Yuu (Reviewed: 7/10)
- My Egoist Teacher♥ (Sensei wa Egotist) by Shiiba Nana
- Naughty Boyfriend (Akuma de Koibito) by Shiraishi Yuki (Reviewed: 6/10)
- Paradise Café (Gokujou no Yoru wo Ageru) by Morita Fuji (Reviewed: 8/10 ♡)
- Secret Scandal by Shigano Iori
- St. Valentine's Bodyguard (St. Valentine no Bodyguard) by Takeuchi Masami
- Takoyaki Princess by Mizuho Rina
- To Love a Cool Boy (Hieshou Danshi Kouryakuhou) by Sugishippo (Reviewed: 6/10)
- Together With You (Kimi to Issho!?) by Morita Yuki
- Vanilla Frosting vol 1 of 2 by Romo
- Vanilla Frosting vol 2 of 2 by Romo [Finale]
- When Love Is Blooming (Koigokoro Kyoumeichuu: The Resonance of Love) by Shiumi Saki (Reviewed: 7/10)
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 are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
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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