Nurarihyon no Mago vol 3 © Shiibashi Hiroshi / Shueisha [First serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]. Published in Indonesia as NURA: Rise of the Yokai Clan vol 3 by Gramedia/m&c!
Gyuki justifies his treason. Gyuki puts Rikuo to the test. Nuff sed.
(I won't subject you further to my personal NURA geographic, in which I dub the whole Gyuki/Nejireme arc—of the anime's, at least—the *Yawn~* arc...oops, I did.)
NURA: Rise of The Yokai Clan volume 3:
Nura Clan Assemble covers chapters 16 to 25—
Umewakamaru dan Gyuki,
Klan Nura Yang Dicintai Gyuki,
‘Kana, 13 Tahun,’
Kana dan Siluman Ungaikyo,
Ulang Tahun Kana,
Klan Nura Berkumpul,
Jurus Pembasmi Siluman dari Rumah Keikain and
Kekuatan Nurarihyon—plus the
Persaingan dalam Klub Paranormal Kiyo Juuji extra.
Kuroko's Basketball vol 2 (of 22+)
By Fujimaki Tadatoshi
Side by side, Kagami and Kuroko take on the Kaijou High cagers, the opposing team strengthened by Kise, the first Miracle Generation player they have the good fortune(?) to face.
Talk about morale boost for the opponent. Can our K×K tandem deal?
Kuroko's Basketball volume 2:
Basketmu compiles chapters 8 to 16:
I Made a Promise,
Man Proposes, God Disposes,
Bring It Back♡,
Helluva Lot Stronger!! and
We'll See Something Incredible.
[Wikipedia chapter titles]
New m&c! manga
m&c! rolls out not one, not two, not three, but four new shoujo manga. Previews of Shiraishi Yuki's My Handsome Brothers, Yamanaka Rico's A Tricky Love, Satori Tae's I Love Cute Boy and Mino Nozomi's Shy Love after the release list.
- [Premiere] I Love Cute Boy (Kawaii Ko ga Osuki) by Satori Tae
- Kuroko's Basketball (Kuroko no Basket) vol 2 of 22+ by Fujimaki Tadatoshi
- Love Lies (Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru) vol 7 of 11+ by Aoki Kotomi
- [Premiere] My Handsome Brothers (Futei de Furachi na Ani desuga.) by Shiraishi Yuki
- NURA: Rise of The Yokai Clan (Nurarihyon no Mago) vol 3 of 25 by Shiibashi Hiroshi
- [Premiere] Shy Love (Hanikami Children) by Mino Nozomi
- [Premiere] A Tricky Love (Nante Zurui Otoko) by Yamanaka Rico
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- Beat of Love (Nousatsu Beat de Utawasete) by Kikuchi Kamaro (NikGrade: 7.75/10, B+)
- Captured by Love (Koakuma Lion) by Ichikawa Show
- He Doesn't Belong to Me (Kare wa, Ano Ko no Mono) by KAYORU (NikGrade: 8.25/10♡, A- [ave.])
- Ice Kiss (Koori no Kiss de Toroketai) by Asami Miyabi (NikGrade: 7.75/10, B+ [ave.])
- Kiss Me After School! (Houkago Kiss) by Shiiba Nana (Reviewed: 8.5/10♥)
- Love After School (Houkago, Sensei to Koi ni Ochiru) by Aikawa Saki (NikGrade: 7/10, B [ave.])
- Love Share by Shiiba Nana
- Love Text by Miyuki Mitsubachi (NikGrade: 8.25/10♡, A-)
- Pure Heart Lovers (Amai Yatsura) vol 1 of 3 by Ohya Kazumi (NikGrade: 7.75/10, B+)
- Pure Heart Lovers vol 2 of 3 by Ohya Kazumi (NikGrade: 7.75/10, B+)
- Pure Heart Lovers vol 3 of 3 by Ohya Kazumi (NikGrade: 7.75/10, B+)
- The Reason for Falling in Love (Kanojo ga Kare ni Ochiru Wake) by Nanao Mio (NikGrade: 7.25/10, B [ave.])
- Resident Evil: Marhawa Desire (Biohazard - Marhawa Desire) vol 1 (of 4+) by Capcom, Serizawa Naoki
- Resident Evil: Marhawa Desire vol 2 by Capcom, Serizawa Naoki
- Runway Model (Runway Wars) vol 1 of 2 by Arai Kiyoko
- Runway Model vol 2 of 2 by Arai Kiyoko
- Suddenly Kiss (Ai Kiss - Idol Kiss) by Kurumatani Haruko (NikGrade: 6/10, C+)
- Terima Kasih, Mama (Mama, Arigatou) by Orihara Mito
- When Love is Hiding (Koigokoro Senpukuchuu: The Latency Period of Love) by Shiumi Saki (NikGrade: 9/10♡, A)
- Words of Love (Ai no Kotoba) by Sugiyama Miwako
¹ Source: m&c! (release schedule, artwork and synopses).
² Manga are priced at IDR 17,500 each, except the restocked Resident Evil: Marhawa Desire volumes 1 and 2 (IDR 25,000 per volume).
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New m&c! manga – continued
My Handsome Brothers
By Shiraishi Yuki
Futei de Furachi na
© Shiraishi Yuki
Published in Indonesia as
My Handsome Brothers
Which brother does she marry?
Futei de Furachi na Ani desuga. or My Handsome Brothers first serialized in Sho-Comi. It spans five chapters and an extra; I gave the “Don't pose as a fake bridegroom!” sibcest fest a 7.75 of 10, B+, which puts this Shiraishi Yuki manga in the middle, between revisit faves and misses.
Other Shiraishi Yuki manga
Preceding My Handsome Brothers by two months is Sensei I Once Loved, originally titled Daisuki Datta yo, Sensei.... Before that Teacher/Student Romance was Love Me, If You Dare or Ookamidomo no Shitsukekata. I noted when Love Me, If You Dare premiered that the 8/10♡ Fast Romance was
the latest in a fairly long list of Shiraishi Yuki manga to which m&c! has introed us. That long list is »here. I just want to update that:
♥ Then ongoing Are ← Nochi Kareshi has wrapped (the tank came out in November 2012).
♥ Shiraishi Yuki-sensei also finished Kaoru-kun to Hana no Mori (two volumes published between November 2012 and February 2013, prepublished in Sho-Comi).
♥ Her latest is Nishiki-kun no Nasugamama (Japan street date: 2013.06.26).
♥ She contributed to three more Sho-Comi omnibuses? omnibi? Whatev. They are:
- Ne~e, Atashi no Koto Sukina ndesho? ~Koakuma Selection~ (JP release: 2011.03), headlined by Ichikawa Show and Nanajima Kana
- Hajimete no Chuu (2012.07) top-billed by KAYORU
- Amai Haru - Kyun to Naru Ryouomoi (2013.03) led by Hoshimori Yukimo
I Love Cute Boy
By Satori Tae
m&c! was nice enuf to snap synopsize all five stories in I Love Cute Boy:
Princess and The Prince
When the chance to sit next to her crush Shuuhei comes, Ayumi doesn't waste the opportunity to plonk herself down beside him. Pitter patter and happiness, however, don't last as Ayumi's friend—also in lurve with Shuuhei—begs to exchange seats.
NikGrade: 8/10♡, A-
Sweet X Hot Lover
Since grade school, Souta has been taking care of Eri, much to Eri's irritation. But nothing beats the annoyance she feels when another girl tries to get close to Eri.
NikGrade: 8.25/10♡, A-
Iori is a premature (Un)Happy Homemaker who has all but given up on finding a perfect boyfriend who not only confesses that she's his everything, but also proves it by taking out the garbage. Here comes Yamada, who does exactly that. How does Iori react?
NikGrade: 8.25/10♡, A-
Nishida performs acts of not-so random kindness because her grandfather once told her: Good things come to those who do good. Classmate Fujita, however, can't stand Nishida and her do-goodery.
NikGrade: 8.5/10♡, A
Not sure which magazine serialized these Kawaii Ko ga Osuki oneshots but if my squint mode, ON! isn't #Fail, they're ex Betsucomi (or DeraKomi).
By Mino Nozomi
High school would be perfect...if only Yuuko didn't find it so hard to get along with boys. Her BFF Ey-chan, however, has no such problem. She has her sights set on their classmate Ichiyama, and asks Yuuko to get close to Ichiyama's best bud Sanoo.
What's going to happen when Shy Girl Meets Shy Guy?
Nik sez... Shy Love or Hanikami Children is a Cheese! manga — the dramatic variety (read: not a sm*t panel in sight). The story proceeds as slice-of-life-ish leisurely as the title hints, and finishes with a 7.25/10, B grade. That's the highest score, because I gave the second (somewhat silly) oneshot
Love is Love! a 7/10, also a B. This volume seems to have suffered from the law of diminishing returns because the last story
Love Kilometer could only manage a 6.75/10, B-.
Verdict, therefore, is Borrow before committing to a GET!
Not yet licensed are Mino Nozomi's Itoshi Nuite mo Ii desu ka (Japan release: 2008.01); First Love - Zutto Daisuki (2008.10); Shakaijin no Kare (2009.10); and Hatsukoi, Hatsutaiken. (2011.02). These titles all serialized in Cheese!.
Mino Nozomi-sensei also contributed to the Cheese! Best Selection anthology, Romi Juri [Romeo and Juliet] Shiki - Retsuai Collection (2011.09) top-billed by Doumoto Nao (Cosplay Deka manga-ka).
A Tricky Love
By Yamanaka Rico
Sixteen y.o. Nene falls at first sight for Fukazu Kyouya, who is nine years older. Nene tries everything—including out and out “seduction” to get Fukazu's attention—all to epic #Fail. In fact, Fukazu tells Nene, “I'm never falling in love again.”
Does Nene back off?
The above refers to the antho christener
A Tricky Love, one of the two weakest stories in this compile. That the guy is named Kyouya constitutes at least a full band of my 7/10, B grade ought to speak volumes.
That sed, A Tricky Love remains a defo GET! if only for the fourth oneshot,
I Accept You, which earned a 10/10♡A+ without even trying. (It's a Childhood Friends/Rivals Turned Lovers story.)
I gave the second
I Give It To You the other 7/10, B, but the third
Come To My Side and the fifth
Cherry Wolf both nab 8/10♡, A-.
I'm not sure in which Shogakukan mangazine these one-shots first appeared, but I'm betting Sho-Comi.
Other Yamanaka Rico manga
I'm not a fan, but I do know that aside from made-me-reconsider A Tricky Love, m&c! published Yamanaka Rico-sensei's Unlucky Girl, Ennui na Kanojo (as Romance of Herself), Triple Honey and Sayonara no Jikan (Time to Say Goodbye).
I don't think either Kanojo no Tomodachi (Japan release: 2005.12) or Momoiro Punch (2006.10) have been released here.
Other 29 May 2013 snaps
- Love Lies vol 7 by Aoki Kotomi: Life changes drastically after her debut, but when Riko finds herself unable to sing Aki's song, she realizes just how much she has to sacrifice, even if all she wants in her life is Aki...
Still not enuf? Here are the other 29 May 2013 manga
Elex Media: I Lied with a Kiss 1 by Toma Rei · Pui Pui! 1–2 by Namori · Vampire Knight 15 · New Kungfu Boy 2 Premium · A town where you live 4 · Doraemon 21 · Demon King 36 · Wild School 4 of 4 · Shonen Star Issue #09/2013 · Slam Dunk Deluxe Vols. 1–5 [Box set]
Level Comics: Ouroboros vol 2 · New Black Swindler 6 · Waltz 3 · The Arms Peddler 5 · La Mosca 2 · Veritas 2
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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