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1.30.2013

Cage of Eden 2, Pet Shop of Horrors 7, Ice Forest 11 (Level Comics 30 January 2013 manga) [UPDATED]

Had I squeezed in Karakuri Circus in the title, this post would've written itself. :p And yup, same deal with teh Elex side – waiting on synops—and Level artwork—so the Japanese Eden no Ori 2 cover leads in the interim.
[Update] Mkay, now leading with Level's Cage of Eden art.

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Cage of Eden 2 (Level Comics)

Eden no Ori vol 2 © Yamada Yoshinobu/Kodansha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine]. Published in Indonesia as Cage of Eden vol 2 by Level Comics

Sengoku and the remaining crash survivors stumble across another group on the beach...

...and decide to cobble together a raft to ferry them off the island. While searching for possible raft material, however, Sengoku and his classmates are attacked by an andrewsarchus. They flee to the ocean, hoping the two-ton, two-meter-high predator wouldn't follow them into the sea.

But who knows what danger lurks in the water?

Sengoku Akira apparently survived the hockey-masked madman Kodansha Comics' Cage of Eden 2 synops spotlit, but he and the other survivors still have a long way to go before rescue and safety. (Volume 20 of Eden no Ori still talks about trying to get off the island, and volume 21 is already queued up for a 15 February release.)

The second Cage of Eden compiles episodes 5 to 13: Lord of the Other Side, The Underdog, Duty for All Lives, Light & Darkness, Hell's Bosshead, Brotherhood, Dead End, Cry Out and Eloquent Lip.

Pet Shop of Horrors volume 7 preview follows the release list.

Other 30 January 2013 lowlights
Penultimate Ice Forest (volume 11), the return of Karakuri Circus (also with volume 11) and the resumption of bandes dessinées – with a most peculiar Robin Hood (Turk & de Groot's Robin Dubois in Robin: Katakan Dengan Lelucon, originally Robin Dubois: Dites-le avec des gags!) and a young (anti-weapons) Sioux brave (Derib's Yakari: Pengelana Malam or Yakari, Tome 30: Le marcheur de nuit).

Level Comics manga (2013.01.30)

  1. Cage of Eden (Eden no Ori) vol 2 of 20+ by Yamada Yoshinobu
  2. LC: Cage of Eden 2

    Eden no Oriエデンの檻
    by Yamada Yoshinobu
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 2 (chapters 5–13) first published in Japan 2009.04

    Other languages
    English Cage of Eden (Kodansha Comics: eight volumes as of 2012.12.18 • volume 9 street date: 2013.02.12)

  3. Ice Forest vol 11 of 12 by Saito Chiho
  4. Karakuri Circus vol 11 of 43 by Fujita Kazuhiro
  5. LC: Karakuri Circus 11

    Karakuri Circusからくりサーカス
    by Fujita Kazuhiro
    AKA Le Cirque de Karakuri
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2000.01

    Reissues/Other languages
    Reissued in shinsō-ban beginning July 2011 (Shonen Sunday Comics Special volume 21 street date: 2013.02.18) and in 16 wide-ban volumes (from 2008.11 to 2010.02)
    French (Delcourt: Karakuri Circus Tome 21 per 2007.12)

  6. Pet Shop of Horrors vol 7 of 10 by Akino Matsuri
  7. LC: Pet Shop of Horrors 7

    PetShop of Horrors
    Petshop of Horrors
    by Akino Matsuri
    Ohzora Shuppan Missy Comics DX, josei
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 1997.08

    Other languages
    English Pet Shop of Horrors (TOKYOPOP: 10 volumes), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 10 恐怖寵物店 volumes), Russian (Comics Factory), German (Tokyopop Germany, 10 volumes)

    Reissues/Related series
    Reissued in seven bunkoban by Asahi Sonorama (Sonorama Comic Bunko: 2007.10)
    Sequel: Shin Pet Shop of Horrors (10 volumes) AKA Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo (English)

    Adaptations
    Four-episode Pet Shop of Horrors anime produced by Madhouse aired from 1–22 March 1999 on TBS. Seiyuu Onosaka Masaya and Seki Toshihiko voiced Leon Orcot and Count D.

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European comics/BDs manga (2013.01.30)

  1. Robin: Katakan Dengan Lelucon (Robin Dubois: Dites-le avec des gags!) by Turk & De Groot
  2. Yakari: Pengelana Malam (Yakari, Tome 30: Le marcheur de nuit) by Derib

¹ Source: Elex Media (release schedule)
² Listed manga retail for IDR 20,000 per volume, ROMICs at IDR 30,000 each.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured ongoing series
Pet Shop of Horrors vol 7 of 10
By Akino Matsuri

In the middle of tracking down a missing baboon, Leon runs into a girl claiming to be Count D's sister. But for some strange reason, the sight of her sends Count D quailing.

What's the deal here? And what does “little sister” want with Count D? Find the answers in Pet Shop of Horrors volume 7.

Other 30 January 2013 snaps
In Ice Forest volume 11, Romain and Yukino come back with a new resolve, and take on the challenging roles of Tristan and Isolde, even as time fast runs out for Ikki.

In the similarly numbered Karakuri Circus, another assassin targets Masaru. The hired executioner this time, knife-specialist Wilma, hired by Masaru's sibs. Over in America, meanwhile, Narumi's bid to destroy the automata...

Still not enuf? Here are the other 30 January 2013 manga

Elex Media: C.M.B. 18 · Fairy Tail 15 · Kamunagara 3 · Q and A 4 · Illusionary Boy 4 · More a Flower than a Flower 6 · Doraemon 18

m&c!: My Sweet Kaicho 15 · Arashi & Doctor by Shiina Dai · Chibi Fairy! 5 · Shaolin Bronze Warrior Ru Fa Cai 1 by Jiu Ba Dao, Khoo Fuk-Long · SATALEX Urban Detective by ICCHI and IIP · Who: Stephen Hawking

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