LaLa DX license requests

Hakusensha’s LaLa DX has given the world some charming comics: Natsume’s Book of Friends (Viz), The Lapis Lazuli Crown (CMX), The Palette of 12 Secret Colors (CMX), The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko (Tokyopop), etc. How about some more from that menu?

We could start with Akane Ogura’s Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen. It’s about the engagement of the children of two warring kings, brought together to secure peace between their nations. And they apparently hate each other. It’s up to three volumes and is currently running in the magazine.

All I know about Junai Station is that it’s the debut work of Kei Tanaka and that it’s one volume long, but the cover is adorable.

How many comics about royals going undercover to investigate their arranged betrothed does one magazine need? LaLa DX already had A Tale of an Unknown Country (CMX), and it also had Himitsu no Himegimi Uwasa no Ouji, written and illustrated by Mato Kauta. In this instance, the princess disguises herself as a boy to see just how horrible her intended really is.

And lest we overdose on the lighthearted cuteness, I’ll throw Yuki Midorikawa’s Hiiro no Isu into the mix. Midorikawa is rightly admired for Natsume’s Book of Friends, so it seems like barely a risk to pick up another of her titles. This one’s about a young martial artist trying to solve a royal mystery.

Do you have any particular LaLa DX titles on your wish list?

8 Responses to LaLa DX license requests

  1. Sean G says:

    In addition to those, I’d like to note Uchi no Pochi no Iu Koto ni wa, which is by Tachibana Yutaka, the author of Gatcha Gacha, is currently running in LaLa DX. For publishers who want Gatcha Gacha’s sales, it’s can’t miss! 😀

  2. Rij says:

    Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen ended just a few months ago. I suppose the last volume hasn’t been published yet.

    I read few scanlated chapters of Himitsu no Himegini Uwasa no Ouji and was bored. Bland is the most fitting adjective.

    But to end with some real requests: There’s Yoroshiju Master that you’ve already posted about. Then there’s Natsumi Itsuki’s fantastic (at least based on the anime) reverse harem Hanasakeru Seishounen. Though I suppose it’s a bit dated having started in the 80s. Yuki Midorikawa has aother earlier manga, Akaku Saku Koe about a boy who can make people do anything with just his voice. Kingyo Sou (Goldfish Sonata) is a sweet two volume series about a girl who falls in love with a boy who’s deaf.

    From ongoing manga I’d most love to see Akagami no Shirayukihime get licensed. The art is absolutely beautiful and while the premise sounds somewhat cliched, the execution is exceptional.

    Shutting up now.

  3. lys says:

    Rij is correct, Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen ended in the Nov issue of LaLaDX, so it’ll be 4 volumes. The few chapters I’ve seen of it is quite charming, and I also liked and would love to buy in English her previous series, Mademoiselle Butterfly. I like that her historic/period settings feel a little more original/believable, not so generic (which is my problem with a lot of fantasy manga settings). Butterfly is early 1900s Japan, I think, and Zettai seems loosely based on European and Middle Eastern(?) nations.

    Ohh, Kingyo Sou is super sweet!! I really want to read the rest of that one.

    I’d nominate Mikado no Shihou by Emiko Nakano, just because the covers and art style look adorable and I love adorable. Also, Film Girl by Shigeyoshi Takagi is a cute and very funny story about a former child model (girl) and a former otaku who is now a model (boy). I picked it up in Japanese (after reading a chapter in the magazine) and loved it!

    And you probably already know, but Name of the Flower also ran in DX (and Oh! My Brother jumped between DX and LaLa proper). It looks Ken Saito’s latest series, Present wa Shinju, is now running in it. I don’t know what that one’s about, but…

  4. Hiiro no Isu looks the niftiest out of that batch to me. It looks like Midorikawa has another quasi-mystery series, too, called Akaku Saku Koe. Nice and short, as well.

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