Mag Updates: Asuka Issue 04/11


I actually meant to put this up earlier but with the terrible consequences transpiring from the aftermath of the natural twin disasters that hit Japan on Friday 11-Mar, I’ve been anxiously following updates of the situation over there since then. I’m relieve to know that those I’m acquainted with are accounted for, albeit more than a tad *shaken* up. But yes, let us do what we can in our own little way to help get those affected get back up on their feet again.

I like to share this drawing by Yana Toboso which she posted on twitter. Simple and hopeful message but it works.
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And now, back to ASUKA Issue #04.

April Cover Spot: Kyou kara Maou no Tsuku Jiyuugyou!
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::SNIPPETS::

::Ayahatori Shoukanjou::
– Colour pages plus teasers from Chapter 15. Volume 3 is out on Feb-26. Shou appears on the cover this time.
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A new character (eye-patched bishie) joins Saaya’s bishie harem
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::Akaki tsuki no meguru koro::
~ Chapter 7: Some of you had ask if I could post snippets of the chapters from Asuka. Well, here’re a couple of chapter teasers. On a related note ‘Kawaii Corner’ is interested in taking this up for their scanlation project. I have tentatively agree to help them with that.
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::The Tale of Genji::
~ Chapter 4: I think I’d mentioned earlier on that this adaptation is slightly different from the anime’s version of the same name. The stories are similar but in the manga they’re told from the perspective of Lady Murasaki or more like her experiences.
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::Barajou no Kiss::
~ Chapter 31:  Is obliging request with snippets from the chapter this time. Mutsuki will grace the cover of Volume 7 when it is out on Mar 26. If I were to be cornered, I would say that out of all Anis *Rose* knights, he’s the more interesting one. Not that I like Barajou’s storyline which tbh, is quite lacking in many aspects. Anis is such a drab heroine if not worse than Yuuki Kuran of Vampire Knight…but that’s just my opinion, really.
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::Seiyu-Ichinensei::
~ Manga about two high schoolers (i.e Ise Kazumi and Kuroe Ryuusei) trying to break into the tough little world of voice-acting hence ‘Seiyu’ in the title.
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**Short Manga Strip by Akiko Kitami
~ LoL
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And now we come to the top two serializations from Asuka.

::Shinrei Tantei Yakumo::
~ File 3 Chapter 7: Ishii should have walked Makoto to her doorstep but unfortunately…too late. Is she dead? Find out next chapter.
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::The Conductor::
~ Chapter 9: MAJOR SPOILERS! (So, be warned if you don’t want to be spoiled by the images). This is such a crazy suspenseful chapter with so many revelations that linked back to Naomi’s past. We’re all clued in from the first several chapters on how the main characters seemed to have a shared past…a terrible incident that no one wants to recall but is coming back to haunt them a big way, eating into their minds psychologically. The culprit is cleverly manipulating everyone’s emotions. Excellent writing that has me hooked!
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::Kyou Kara Maoh no Tsuku Jiyuugyou::
~ Colour Page – If you’ve already watch the anime, stick to the anime. I won’t post any chapter snips from the manga adaptation.
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::Samurai Drive::
~ Chapter 13 teasers
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NEW MANGA

::Messiah::
~ Pilot Chapter. Upcoming serialization from Hiyoshimaru Akira. Yes, it’s the same mangaka who adapted Bungaku Shoujo, hence the similar artstyle. Personally, this has potential to be interesting.
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::Black Robinia::
~ Pilot Chapter – Another one of those PSP game series being mangafied. It already spawn a few drama CDs. The original game is developed by ‘Broccoli’. Check out the game website here. Manga is adapted by Kochimo.
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::Touhou Youyuuki::
~ Chapter 2 – Akira’s adventure continues. He seems to be attracting dangerous creatures or ends up saving hapless ones.
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::Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken::
~ Prologue Chapter going into the next arc. Nothing much happens. I rather see what kind of mysterious trouble Fred is getting Mirelle into next.
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::Higenjitsuteki Nonfiction::
~ Chapter 3 – Taichi getting into a spot for being unable to control his newly harnest powers, surprising the other members of NEIT and You still doesn’t know that his best friend is keeping the whole thing a secret from him.
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::Next Issue Preview::
~ Oh hey! Guess what’s returning on the next issue of Asuka? I was right in guessing that Odagiri-sensei will be back with a new chapter to coincide with Uraboku’s artbook release. It’s about time we find out who’s going to betray Yuki and his Zweilt guardians.
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Volume Releases
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Alrighty!!! That’s all until the next update or post!

~Enjoy~

Note:
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18 thoughts on “Mag Updates: Asuka Issue 04/11

  1. Please can you post some of the pictures of KKM manga, I loved the anime but it got weaker and weaker. The manga is actually really really good, I live in NZ and I know that there are more chapters/volumes of the manga released but I have no way of finding them. I’ve bought up to volume 7, I have to wait for it to be translated. I loved the anime and was hesitant to read the manga because of the different artwork style but it really exceeded my expectations once I gave it the chance. sorry i’m rambling. anyway I was exited to just see the pictures of the cover of the magazine so thankyou🙂

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  2. Such a meaningful art, Toboso-sensei. Beautiful.

    Hopefully Japan can recover and folks there will be alright.

    Now to Asuka:
    (There’s so much blood in the latest Conductor… OMG!)
    I SEE ANGEL WINGS IN MESSIAH’S TITLE! *a sucker for angels* AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
    I wish someone does Nonfiction… seems very interesting *_*

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    • @Sapphire, I’m intrigued with ‘Messiah’ as well. Can’t wait to see what kind of story it will tell. As for Nonfiction, it’s first two chapters are basically introducing who the characters are and the NEIT organization…not really much into what the manga’s story or plot is all about yet. That’s what kept me wanting to find out as well. I think it need a few more chapters and a bit more into the story in order to build interest. The best title in that department is still ‘The Conductor’, that and Kaminaga Manabu is a good storyteller. His two back to back titles in Asuka are the best serializations in that publication, imo.

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      • That got me even more interested in Messiah and Nonfiction *_* Kyaaaa!!!
        Waaaaahh!!! Somebody, please do them *_*

        Conductor’s getting better and better thanks to the mangaka being so awesome~ (speaking of which, hopefully we can have the 3rd chapter out soon, hehe)

        Yakumo❤

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  3. Thanks for sharing the Shinrei tantei and Migawari hakushaku scans ^_^
    I read somewhere the Migawari hakushaku will only be 5 volumes and won’t cover all the novels. Do you know if that’s true?

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    • @sadeness, You’re welcome. Happy to share spoilers. As regards to Migarawari, I haven’t heard as such. The manga was a fun adaptation of the novels. I guess I don’t mind them not adapting all the novels just as long as they tell me if Mirelle will be with Richard or she’s still being so dense.

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  4. Ayu-chan~ thanks for sharing!!! I never really follow the manga version of Kyou kara Maou no Tsuku Jiyuugyou!, but is it actually have the same story as the anime? Touhou Youyuuki looks nice, reminds me a lot of Shounen Onmyouji, don’t know why. haha. I like Toboso Yana’s drawing also. Really hope Japan’s ok. What saddened me most is that besides the natural disaster, they still have to worry about the nuclear reactors. Let’s keep praying for Japan >__<

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    • @babyChayo: U’r welcome. Am happy to share good things. On KKMTJ, Yes it is similar to the anime. That’s why the manga version just didn’t excite me at all. The anime was much better anyway and that’s coming from someone who’ve watched all 3 seasons plus the 5 OVA episodes. Season 3 was the weakest of the lot and where I pretty much lose interest in KKM. The first 2 seasons were the better ones.
      On the Japan crisis, what we can do is pray and help in any small way we can by either donating stuff or $$. Japan will rise from the ashes again as this what everyone wants.

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