Mag Updates: Asuka Issue 04/12

tBPII is back with another mag post filled with tidbits from the April edition of 月刊Asuka.


What do we have in store from this issue? Plenty it seems. See if you are following any of the manga titles of interest that are currently running in Asuka and want to see the latest chapter snippets or perhaps you might like some of the newer ones and want a glimpse or two of what they are.


Mag Updates: Asuka Issue 03/12

Oh look, what do we have here? Not the manga mag snippets, is it back?

ASUKA MARCH COVER feat. “Kyou kara Ma no Tsuku Jiyuugyou!

Yes, yes it’s back after such a loooooong hiatus. I haven’t been able to contribute properly because my being really tied-up with work IRL. This would be the first of the back log posting and since March is nearly ending, I thought we should just begin with snippets from ASUKA’s March Issue. That way, I’ll only have the April issue before we catch up to the latest May issue. Confused? Don’t be. The Japanese publications usually releases their issues a month ahead of the current one. That’s how it is.

More snippets after the cut

Mag Updates: ASUKA Issue 08/11

Manga Digest is back with snippet from the August issue of Gekkan Asuka.

Luka is the Cover Boy for the August issue just like he was last year

It seemed like a long time ago since I last did one of these mag updates. Well, I’m enjoying the mags on my own as there’s just too little time to share snippets on tBP. 😛

Anyway, here is what I have in store for this update. Any series that aren’t mentioned below are excluded. Click on the titles to jump to the specific chapters.

  1. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
    • Story 43 Prologue
  2. Barajou no Kiss
    • Punishment 35
  3. Kamitoki no Resist (Tales of Men Who Persist Justice and Resist His Destiny) **New Manga by Shiro Yamada
    • 1st Chapter
  4. Gatsu ni Tsubame to Migi ni Kage
    • Chapter 2
  5. Seiyu-Ichi Nensei
    • Chapter 4
  6. Messiah – Seiiki Ishuu
    • Mission 3
  7. O * G * A ~ Oni Gokko Royal**New Manga by Sunrise/Terai Akane
    • 1st Chapter
  8. Touhou Youyuuki
    • Chapter 6
  9. Saiunkoku Monogatari
    • Chapter 32
  10. Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken
    • Chapter 22
  11. Genji Monogatari
    • Chapter 7

Catch the selected teasers behind the CUT

Mag Updates: Asuka Issue 05/11

Snippets round-up from Asuka May edition!

This is a rather belated update but here’s my Asuka May issue snippets roundup. I skipped Uraboku because I already posted the chapter teasers up some weeks back. There are two new manga titles appearing in the May publication. That’s ‘Messiah’ and ‘Ouji wa Tadaima Dekasegi Chuu’. Messiah’s 1st chapter looks interestingly dark where as ‘Ouji’ has a comedy appeal. Best chapter progression goes to ‘The Conductor’. It just keeps getting better and better. After all the suspense build-up, a tragic consequence finally happens. Volume 3 is out this month i.e. Apr-26. Interested peeps can order it here.  There’s this other special omake booklet that came with this issue that I’ll probably put up on my LJ site. Be sure to check that out later. What do you know, time flies by so quickly that we are approaching the end of April and Asuka’s June issue is already on its way to me. Hopefully, I won’t be this late with an update of the new issue. Till then, enjoy!

May Cover Spotlight Goes To ‘Samurai DrivePhotobucket
See more snippets behind the cut

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.

And now, back to ASUKA Issue #04.

April Cover Spot: Kyou kara Maou no Tsuku Jiyuugyou!
Go behind the cut for the monthly snippets

Bonus Extras from Asuka Mar Issue – ASUKA COLOURS

EXTRAS from Gekkan ASUKA Mar Issue

Sometime back when I shared snippets from Asuka’s Mar issue, I’d mentioned that there was this poster book freebie that came with it. Well, I managed to find a little time to scan the whole thing. Some images are better than others because I’d to scan it on different days. So then, tell me which ones are your favourites. In the meantime, enjoy!
Picspam Special Beyond The Cut

[Mags] Gekkan Asuka Issue 10

tBP’s Manga Digest featuring Gekkan Asuka Issue 10

Well, my updates from Asuka gets a delayed posting although I got the mag much earlier than Zero-Sum. I thought of waiting even further, at least until the next issue of Comic Blade Avarus which will be out this week. But I’m too buzzing busy so that might not even make the cut on tBP. I’ve a number of projects pending my attention which will prevent me from sharing snippets like I’m wont to do. Anyway, there aren’t that many *spoils* this time round. Instead, I’ll just share my picks of what I thought are interesting from my point of view. In case Uraboku fans are wondering, the manga is still on hiatus and will ‘probably’ be back in the Nov issue. Why did I say probably? Cos it’s been rather unpredictable, just like me. Enjoy what you get!


Momogumi Plus Senki made the cover of Issue 10
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Manga Bites – Catching up on the regulars plus some new ones

tBP’s Manga Digest!

Asuka06 cover
I haven’t been posting chapter snippets on the regulars in quite a while. So yeah, woe is me! It’s time to do some catch up (I know this is a stale phrase you find me repeating quite often lately, xD *is shot*). And what’s featured up front? Well, fans of KKM would immediately squee because Yuri and Conrad were on the cover of ASUKA issue #6. For those who doesn’t know, KKM stands for Kyo Kara Maoh (今日から㋮王!), a light novel series by Takabayashi Tomo, that was adapted into an anime series and comes in a manga adaptation as well.

Let’s see, aside from image spamming, what else will suffer from my random babbling on this belated post (belated because *gasp* Issues # 7 of both ZEROSUM and ASUKA are coming my way in a few days (/^o^)/ ).

  • Amatsuki Vol.11
  • Pandora Hearts – Retrace XLIX (49)
  • Kuroshitsuji – Chapter 45
  • Vampire Knight – Chapter 61
  • Darker than Black~Shikkoku no Hana – Chapter 18
  • D.Gray-man – Chapter 194
  • Random picks from ASUKA issue #6 (n_n)

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