Manga-zine Updates – Avarus and GFantasy Nov Issues
This is soooo belated due to some really stupendous issues that tBP has been experiencing of late. We’ve ironed out the gripes, kinks, what have you and move on. Not that it matters much to anyone at present since I think most of tBP’s regular visitors won’t discover the new site url until much later if they are studious enough to search for it. Phew!!! That’s one wordy sentence.
For this post, I’m sharing colour pages, covers and snippets from the November Issues of Avarus and GFantasy. Both manga-zines published some new titles plus one shots in their respective issues. I particularly like Kemuri Karakara’s one shot ‘Houmatsu ni Warau (zenpen)’ and new manga ‘Shiina-kun no Choujuu Hyakka’ from Juugatsu Shiya which appeared in Avarus. The other new title in this issue is ‘Hachigatsu no Hikari’ by K.
GFantasy has been showcasing lots of one shots from newer or lesser known mangakas in their recent issues. Two of the one shots which appeared in GF’s Nov issue are ‘Kami-sama Samika’ by Miyami Yami and my favourite, ‘Aru Ame no Nichi no 7 Senchi’ (7 centimeters of a certain rainy day) by Tsunekazu (at least I think that’s how the name is translated).
That’s the gist of this particular round-up. Now for the snippets spam. Enjoy!
::Comic Blade Avarus Issue 11::
Ryo Takahashi’s Toxic: Chapter 4 – *is not a Halloween* Cover
And no, Luka isn’t impersonating a mummy. 😆 This was actually an intense chapter. You might want to check out this site for translated chapters in English. They’ve done a rather good job with it. 🙂
CODA: Chapter 4 Cover
Our lovely ballet boy twisted his ankle in this chapter which freaks him out. Ouji-sama is partly at fault for pressuring him a little too much…especially for impersonating a girl. 😆
Monochrome Factor: Chapter 57 Cover
Akira is still so lame even after all those power-ups. Homurabi will now take over the world after pawning everyone else including Akira (why r u so lame) … *jkg* 😛
::New Manga Titles::
Shiina-kun no Choujuu Hyakka (椎名くんの鳥獣百科) by Juugatsu Shiya
Chapter 1 – Cover plus Colour Page
Can be categorized as a slice of life, drama, comedy and ha, why is the opening chapter giving me a shounen-ai vibe? Lead glasses guy character is stoic but cute.
Houmatsu ni Warau [泡沫に笑う（前編）] by Kemuri Karakara
Chapter 1: Cover
KK’s art is instantly recognizable to those who’ve followed her other works like Countdown 7 Days and Replica. Her manga drawings are visually gorgeous. This one is no exception. This one is in the historical, action, adventure, romance, shoujo, comedy category. Traveling swordsman meets mysterious beautiful heroine in trouble, helps her and falls helplessly in lust 😆 and the action, adventure and sorcery ensues…
::GFANTASY ISSUE 11::
KSII – Final Record
It’s an illustrated book (a follow up to ‘The Black Record’) with anime art plus some interviews and write-ups which I didn’t include in my KS collection because to be honest, I’m mostly a manga fan. I’d buy Yana Toboso’s art book if she ever gets round to releasing one.
Pandora Hearts: Retrace 54 Omake
Why just the omake? Because it wasn’t included in tBA‘s translated chapter. Maybe other resourceful PH fans can translate the page for the PH fandom.
::GF One Shots::
That’s it for this little underwhelming round-up. Off for a snooze.