EDITED to correct volume number of Dan Doh!! Xi (should be 12, not 13).
Nodame Cantabile © Ninomiya Tomoko/Kodansha
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*
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- A.S. (Animal Sense) 2 of 3 by Maekawa Takeshi
- The Adventure of Naughty Majoko (Itazura Majoko no Daibouken) 4 of 5 by Mizuna Tomomi
- [Premiere] Et Cetera 1 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow
- Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 15 of 20+ by Arakawa Hiromu
- Ge Ge Ge Kitaro (Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Sen Monogatari) 2 of 6+ by Hoshino Ryuichi, Mizuki Shigeru
- Imaginary Beasts (Genjuu no Seiza) 4 of 14+ by Akino Matsuri
- Kagetora 7 of 11 by Segami Akira
- Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 2 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
- Masked Rider Spirits (Kamen Rider Spirits) 3 of 14+ by Ishinomori Shotaro, Muraeda Kenichi
- [Premiere] Merupuri (Meru Puri - The Märchen Prince) 1 of 4 by Hino Matsuri
- Nodame Cantabile 20 of 21+ by Ninomiya Tomoko
- Ranma ½ 30 of 38 by Takahashi Rumiko
- Road to St. Andrews - Dan Doh!! Xi (Dan Doh!! Xi) 12 of 15 by Sakata Nobuhiro, Banjo Daichi
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi) 3 of 6 by Yamasaki Hiromi
- Sherlock Holmes 2 of 10: The Adventure of The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ishikawa Morihiko, Ishinomori Shotaro
- Seri Tokoh Dunia 50: Vasco da Gama by Nurmiadi
- Trigun Maximum 7 of 14 by Nightow Yasuhiro
- YuYu Hakusho - Ghost Files (YuYu Hakusho) 17 of 19 by Togashi Yoshihiro
- Nakayoshi 59/2008 (Kodansha shoujo)
Source: Elex Media STO 13 Agustus 2008
No series finales this 13 August 2008 release.
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.
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.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who had to re-register at EMO as Touma to cast her Get! votes *insert generic sheepish grin here*
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