[Mags] Jump SQ Issue 08, Avarus Issue 08 – Covers & Colour Pages


tBP’s Manga Digest is back with the 8th Issues of both Jump SQ and Comic Blade Avarus!

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Jump SQ Issue 8 Cover featuring Shiki's Natsuno Yuki

Shounen Mangazine Jump SQ is heavily pimping Ono Fuyumi’s Shiki which is adapted into an anime that is currently airing on Fuji TV. The August cover featured Natsuno Yuki, one of the main characters from Shiki. Shiki’s latest chapter gets a cover page in colour too. As there are anime viewers who does not want to be spoiled by the manga, I’ll avoid giving snippets of the latest chapter.😛

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Is anyone still following PoT sequel ‘New Prince of Tennis‘?
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The other manga that’s getting a colour page is Kentaro Katayama’s ‘Kurenai‘. That’s also because the latest tankoubon volume is recently released along with a special OVA episode. I’ve watched the OVA and it is quite funny actually. Very summery atmosphere.
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Ao no Exorcist is also getting special attention with a double page colour spread. Volume 4 of the manga is out earlier this month.

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With Sengoku Basara 2, currently airing, we have a colour spread for SB3’s latest chapter as well. The manga art is slightly different from the anime version but is still awesome nonetheless
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Detective Joe is sort of comical & weird at the same time
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Jump SQ sister publication – SQ19
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The other manga series I’m currently following in Jump SQ is Tegami Bachi and D.Gray-man. Gauche is back as a Bee but for how long?! There’s a cute *awww* moment between Gauche and Lag in the aftermath of the battle with a gaichu. As for DGM, Hoshino Katsura’s art in the latest chapter has gone pretty wild. The current arc mirrors her art…confusing. Guess, I’ll probably chat about the latest chapters separately.

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avarus Issue 8 Cover Illustration by Yone Kazuki

The August issue of Shoujo Mangazine Comic Blade Avarus brought with it 2 brand new manga titles while another one comes to an end. There were 3 new series starting off in the July issue which I haven’t featured on here but you can check them out at the official website.

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Ilegenes -Kokuyou no Kiseki by Kuwabara Mizuna wraps up with its last chapter in this issue. The final tankoubon volume (i.e Vol.5) will be released on Nov-15. So I guess, we have to say farewell to Fon, Jacques and gang. If anyone has read the novels, you’ll probably know that the journey continues on. Fon will get what he wants in the end.

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On the other hand, I’m actually excited about the new manga title taking Ilegenes place. I’m talking about ‘Toxic‘, the new series by Ryo Takahashi. I’m fan of Takahashi’s previous work which was a one-shot manga adaption of Founder Masaki’s 12 Nin no Yasashii Koroshiya: Leo Murder Case. For starters, Toxic seems to have a military setting much like Ilegenes. The debut chapter which incidentally came out in the July issue, looked interesting and the 2nd Chapter intrigued me even further.

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Another new manga which I think has an interesting premise is ‘Coda‘ by Hitoshi Ichimura. The story centers around a young boy who dreams of being a ballet dancer. At some point, cross-dressing will come into play because the little boy isn’t going to be just any ballet dancer…but a ballerina to be precise. xD

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Coda Chapter 1 Colour Page
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Sakaime no Sumika is the other new title that debut its first chapter in this issue. The mangaka is Shigura Matsu. I find the illustrations a bit sketchy (for want of a better word) and it doesn’t engage me at first look. Might just check out the next couple of chapters to see how the plot/story develops.

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Kemuri Karakara’s Countdown 7 Days is another 2010 manga pick that I like. I love the art. The plot is interesting as are the characters particularly our megane protagonist, Mitamura.  He got pawned pretty badly in the latest chapter but he’s still a wily strategist. Volume 3 of the manga is coming out on Aug-10.
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Monochrome Factor is getting pimpage in the next issue.
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Thus this leads me to some major spoiler pics from Chapter 54. It was revealed that Akira is Ryuko’s reincarnation and we’ve been getting flashback/ backstory of the four Kings of the shadow world in the past two chapters which eventually leads to the current chapter and how Ryuko was murdered.

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And the murderers are…
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Homurabi is evil and has been plotting Ryuko’s murder all along!
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Monochrome Factor’s Volume 9 – Yes I have it too

Jacket Cover
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Insert Colour Page & Contents Page
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Ryuko’s stats. Chibi form is cute (*_*)
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And since I love Ryo Takahashi‘s one shot manga ‘12 Nin no Yasashii Koroshiya: Leo Murder Case‘, I thought I share some scans from Volume 2.

Front Jacket Cover with Toru and Takashi
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Back Jacket Cover
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Insert Colour Page
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Contents Colour Page
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**Note: To see a larger reso, just click on the image. And as always, you are free to use the images as you may but please do not claim them as your own.

7 thoughts on “[Mags] Jump SQ Issue 08, Avarus Issue 08 – Covers & Colour Pages

  1. Great post! I’m checking out some of these. Thanks!
    By the way, Ilegenes will continue under a different subtitle in the December issue of Avarus ^^

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  2. Awesome! Thank you very much for those scans and news!!!! I’m a big fan of Monochrome Factor, but sorta stopped following it, because we never get the updates >.< And that manga about the ballet dancer looks awesome! I'm not sure if we can ask here, but it'd be really great if yo ucould share the first chapter to check what it's like!

    And I've just started reading LEo's Murder Case. Art is gorgeous :3

    Once again a huuuge thank you!

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    • 🙂 You’re welcome. Is happy you enjoyed the images. Well, the plot development is getting more interesting now that the past revealed itself in Monochrome Factor. Manga is way better than the anime which I dropped after the first 4 eppys.

      Yes, Leo’s Murder Case is an interesting read. It’s very short though but I loved the host club setting and Takashi’s secret activities.

      On Coda…well, it depends on if I have time. We’ll see but no promises. xD

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  3. SHIKI!!! AO NO EXORCIST!!! KURENAI!!! SENGOKU BASARA!!! SQUEEEEE xD

    Thanks for the 12 nin and monochrome scans *_*

    Countdown’s getting a 3rd volume? YAY! xD

    a boy wanting to become a ballerina?! LOLZWHOA… coda seems interesting *_*

    About Ilegenes, it’s not goodbye to Fon yet, my dear ;D I’ve heard there’s going to be a sequel =3

    On Toxic…. OMG… I’ll email you about it instead xD (hope you don’t mind if we start exchanging emails? ^^ haha!)

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    • 😀 Emailed you back on ‘Toxic’. Certainly don’t mind at all (^_-)

      Ilegenes getting a sequel? Aha…that’s rather interesting. I suppose the story will fast fwd into the future when those two are no longer in the Military Academy. If so, it’s going to get even more awesome….all the twist and turns…I want to see how that part is translated to manga. *Is freaking excited* !!! Waaaa

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