Merupuri 1, Nodame 20, Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Elex Media 13 August 2008 manga)

EDITED to correct volume number of Dan Doh!! Xi (should be 12, not 13).

のだめカンタービレ 20

Nodame Cantabile © Ninomiya Tomoko/Kodansha

Albeit delayed by a month, the first volume of Hino Matsuri-sensei's Meru Puri - The Märchen Prince finally releases this 13 August 2008. *does the Snoopy Happy Dance*

By contrast, the other series premiere—volume 1 of Et Cetera by Nakazaki Tow-sensei—is on schedule, making me wonder yet again exactly how Elex Media works out its weekly manga release lists. *does her impression of Rodin's The Thinker here* I assume Merupuri's shelving has to do with the fact that it had been serialized in its entirety in HanaLaLa, not necessarily that Et Cetera is expected to turn in a better sales performance.

Though it could. Who knows. *insert one of Edvard Munch's Skrik (The Scream) here*

Elex Media manga (2008.08.13)

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  1. A.S. (Animal Sense) 2 of 3 by Maekawa Takeshi
  2. A.S.2

    A.S.A.S. 」 by Maekawa Takeshi
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.03

  3. The Adventure of Naughty Majoko (Itazura Majoko no Daibouken) 4 of 5 by Mizuna Tomomi
  4. いたずらまじょ子の大冒険 4

    Itazura Majoko no Daibouken
    by Mizuna Tomomi
    Poplar Sha Bun Bun imprint, kodomo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2006.08

  5. [Premiere] Et Cetera 1 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow
  6. えとせとら 1

    Et Ceteraえとせとら 」 by Nakazaki Tow
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 1998.02
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP

  7. Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 15 of 20+ by Arakawa Hiromu
  8. 鋼の錬金術師 15

    Hagane no Renkinjutsushi鋼の錬金術師
    by Arakawa Hiromu
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 15 first published in Japan 2006.11
    Published in English by Chuang Yi and VIZ Media

  9. Ge Ge Ge Kitaro (Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Sen Monogatari) 2 of 6+ by Hoshino Ryuichi, Mizuki Shigeru
  10. ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 妖怪千物語 2

    Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Sen Monogatari
    ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 妖怪千物語
    by Hoshino Ryuichi, Mizuki Shigeru
    Kodansha BonBon, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.03

  11. Imaginary Beasts (Genjuu no Seiza) 4 of 14+ by Akino Matsuri
  12. 幻獣の星座 4

    Genjuu no Seiza幻獣の星座 」 by Akino Matsuri
    Akita Shoten Horror Comics Special, shoujo
    Also romanized as Genjyu no Seiza
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2001.12
    English Genju no Seiza published by TOKYOPOP

  13. Kagetora 7 of 11 by Segami Akira
  14. KAGETORA 7

    KagetoraKAGETORA 」 by Segami Akira
    Kodansha Magazine Special, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2005.06
    Published in English by Del Rey
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Magz

  15. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 2 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
  16. Urusei Yatsuraうる星やつら 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Licensed for North American distribution by VIZ, later dropped after eight volumes

  17. Masked Rider Spirits (Kamen Rider Spirits) 3 of 14+ by Ishinomori Shotaro, Muraeda Kenichi
  18. [Premiere] Merupuri (Meru Puri - The Märchen Prince) 1 of 4 by Hino Matsuri
  19. めるぷり メルヘン☆プリンス 1

    Meru Puri - The Märchen Prince
    めるぷり メルヘン☆プリンス
    by Hino Matsuri
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2003.02
    Published in English by VIZ Media
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  20. Nodame Cantabile 20 of 21+ by Ninomiya Tomoko
  21. のだめカンタービレ 20

    Nodame Cantabileのだめカンタービレ
    by Ninomiya Tomoko
    Kodansha Kiss, josei
    Volume 20 first published in Japan 2008.03

  22. Ranma ½ 30 of 38 by Takahashi Rumiko
  23. らんま1/2 30

    Ranma ½らんま1/2 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 30 first published in Japan 2003.06
    Published in English by VIZ Media

  24. Road to St. Andrews - Dan Doh!! Xi (Dan Doh!! Xi) 12 of 15 by Sakata Nobuhiro, Banjo Daichi
  25. DAN DOH!! Xi 12

    Dan Doh!! XiDAN DOH!! Xi
    by Sakata Nobuhiro, Banjo Daichi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 12 first published in Japan 2003.01
    Preceded by Dan Doh!! and followed by Dan Doh!! Next Generation

  26. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi) 3 of 6 by Yamasaki Hiromi
  27. さんごくし 3

    Sangokushiさんごくし 」 by Yamasaki Hiromi
    Akita Shoten Shounen Champion Comics imprint, shounen
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2005.07

  28. Sherlock Holmes 2 of 10: The Adventure of The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ishikawa Morihiko, Ishinomori Shotaro
  29. Seri Tokoh Dunia 50: Vasco da Gama by Nurmiadi
  30. Trigun Maximum 7 of 14 by Nightow Yasuhiro
  31. トライガン・マキシマム 7

    Trigun Maximumトライガン・マキシマム
    by Nightow Yasuhiro
    Shonen Gahosha Young King Ours, seinen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2002.08
    Published in English by Chuang Yi and DMP in cooperation with Dark Horse Comics

  32. YuYu Hakusho - Ghost Files (YuYu Hakusho) 17 of 19 by Togashi Yoshihiro
  33. 幽☆遊☆白書 17

    YuYu Hakusho幽☆遊☆白書
    by Togashi Yoshihiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 1994.06

mangazines (2008.08.12)

  • Nakayoshi 59/2008 (Kodansha shoujo)

Source: Elex Media STO 13 Agustus 2008

release commentary

No series finales this 13 August 2008 release.

By popularity
Popular picks to buy this release (my votes are included in the tally) are Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of The Speckled Band by Ishikawa Morihiko- & Ishinomori Shotaro-sensei, based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Nodame Cantabile volume 20; Merupuri volume 1; Imaginary Beasts volume 4; Trigun Maximum volume 7; the second tankou of Maekawa Takeshi-sensei's A.S. (Animal Sense); and Ranma ½ volume 30.

By original publisher
Placing six manga titles in the Elex list makes Kodansha the predominant publisher this release, followed by Shogakukan, and Akita Shoten.

By genre
A quick eyeball is again enough to tell us that this release is shounen-dominated, with over half of the manga listed catering to the shounen demographic. shoujo and seinen ante up with two titles each, while kodomo and josei puts up one title respectively.

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Tweaked: 2009.01.31


Jasmine said...

Ah, I can't wait for Nodame 20
so quick, for the publiher in Indonesia

huamulan03 said...

Yeah, it's almost like Naruto ^^

susieq said...

I love Nodame!! I can't wait for the 2nd anime season in the fall!!

huamulan03 said...

Yay, Nodame ^^ Thanks for commenting ^^

huamulan03 said...

I just realized that the Dan Doh!! Xi volume number here should be 12 and not 13... Volume 13 is only going to street 3rd September ^^;;

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