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The February issue (released on January 12) of Enterbrain's Monthly Comic Beam magazine has announced that Kaoru Mori's Emma manga will end in the next issue. Enterbrain has already published nine compiled volumes — seven volumes in the original run and two volumes in the restarted side story arc — of this Victorian period romance in Japan. CMX Manga will publish the seventh volume in North America in March.
The February issue (released on January 9) of Fujimi Shobo's Comic Dragon Age magazine has announced that Yuna Kagesaki's Karin manga will also end in the next issue. The 12th compiled volume was published in Japan last August. Tokyopop publishes the supernatural comedy manga under the title Chibi Vampire in North America, and has scheduled the seventh volume for February.
Kadokawa announced in the February issue (released on December 26) of Monthly Comp Ace magazine that the Idolmaster Xenoglossia manga will end in the March issue, which ships on January 26. Mairi Kurosaki based this manga on Sunrise's robot anime re-imagining of the Idolmaster videogame. Only one volume has been published so far. The same February issue also launched Ontama's new manga about Miku Hachune, the super-deformed version of the Miku Hatsune virtual idol.
Finally, the Gundam side story Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans will end in the March issue (on sale January 21) of MediaWorks' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine. Tatsu Mizuki based this manga on Bin Konno's story of the conflicts that take place after the One Year's War of the first Gundam series and nearly simultaneously with the Gryps Conflict of the second television series, Zeta Gundam. The fifth volume was published last February.
Update: Tokyopop's title change updated. Thanks, Jedi General.