QED 29, Eyeshield21 v17, Piano no Mori 15, Zig-Zag 2: Elex Media 17 September 2008 manga

EDITED | Changed SORA - Itik Buruk Rupa to SORA - The Wingless Duck, the title under which the manga is actually published in Indonesia.

Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo volume 29 Q.E.D.証明終了 29

Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo © Katou Motohiro/Kodansha

Eyeshield 21 again leaves other Elex manga yellow (jaundiced), with the number of volume 17 Get! commitments from EMO post-ers. Someone had observed the quick turnaround from volume 16 (only one week) and I echo similar hopes of continued speedy Eyeshield releases—not for my sake, though. Not following this series, but I understand the ahh!gony of bait-and-withhold.

If I had my mwahahah! way, I'd ask for a faster cranking out of Katou Motohiro-sensei's shounen tantei manga Q.E.D.—except the Indonesian release (the upcoming volume 29) has nearly caught up with the Japanese run. This installment of Touma-kun's cases is temporarily second in popularity poll.

The rest of the Wanteds (order might still change) are: Adachi Mitsuru-sensei's Touch volume 8, the second volume of Nakaji Yuki-sensei's Zig-Zag, and volume 5 of Hinata no Ookami - Shinsengumi Kidan, released in Indonesia as Wolf's Sanctuary. And speaking of the latter seinen series by Saitoh Misaki-sensei, volume 5 is not yet the final tankō, according to the September Komikologi Elex bulletin that includes an entry for Wolf's Sanctuary 6.

I also ought to mention that another notable seinen release—volume 15 of Isshiki Makoto-sensei's Piano no Mori (or Piano Hutan)—likewise streets 17 September.

Elex Media manga (2008.09.17)

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  1. The Age of Chaos (Shura no Toki) 5 of 15 by Kawahara Masatoshi
  2. 修羅の刻 15

    Shura no Toki修羅の刻 」 by Kawahara Masatoshi
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Prequel to Shura no Mon (修羅の門)
    This volume (originally #15) first published in Japan 2006.01

  3. Country Report 2 (Country Tsuushinbo) by Fumizuki Kyoko (Ohzora, shoujo)
  4. Demon King (Majeh) 23 of 29+ by Ra InSoo, Kim JaeHwan
  5. 마제(魔帝)23

    Majeh마제(魔帝) 」 by Ra InSoo, Kim JaeHwan
    AKA King of Hell (TOKYOPOP)
    Daiwon C.I. Champ Comics, sonyun
    Volume 23 first published in Korea 2006.11

  6. Dewi Karin Chu (Kamichama Karin Chu) 4 of 7 by Koge-Donbo
  7. かみちゃまかりんchu 4

    Kamichama Karin Chuかみちゃまかりんchu 」 by Koge-Donbo
    Sequel to Kamichama Karin
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.07
    Also serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi (ongoing)

  8. Et Cetera 2 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow
  9. えとせとら 2

    Et Ceteraえとせとら 」 by Nakazaki Tow
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 1998.07
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP

  10. Eyeshield 21 17 of 31+ by Inagaki Riichiro, Murata Yusuke
  11. アイシールド21 17

    Eyeshield 21アイシールド21
    by Inagaki Riichiro, Murata Yusuke
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Published in English by VIZ Media
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 2006.01

  12. Kagetora 8 of 11 by Segami Akira
  13. KAGETORA 8

    KagetoraKAGETORA 」 by Segami Akira
    Kodansha Magazine Special, shounen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2005.09
    Published in English by Del Rey and serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz

  14. Kedai Tasogare (Tasogare Dou e Youkoso) 4 of 7 by Yoshikawa Utata
  15. 黄昏堂へようこそ 4

    Tasogare Dou e Youkoso黄昏堂へようこそ
    by Yoshikawa Utata
    Akita Shoten Horror Comics Special imprint, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2004.03

  16. Natural Pearl Pink (Tennen Pearl Pink) 3 of 4 by Tanaka Meca
  17. 天然パールピンク 3

    Tennen Pearl Pink天然パールピンク
    by Tanaka Meca
    AKA Pearl Pink (TOKYOPOP)
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2003.12
    Finished Indonesian serialization in HanaLaLa

  18. Piano Hutan (Piano no Mori) 15 of 15+ by Isshiki Makoto
  19. ピアノの森 15

    Piano no Moriピアノの森 」 by Isshiki Makoto
    AKA Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai
    Kodansha Morning and Uppers, seinen
    Volume 15 first published in Japan 2008.05

  20. [New] Pocketful of Happiness by Fumizuki Kyoko
  21. Princess 28 of 30+ by Han SeungWon
  22. 프린세스28

    Princess프린세스 」 by Han SeungWon
    Daiwon C.I. Issue, soonjung
    Volume 38 first published in Korea 2007.06
    Title picked up for English distribution by CPM and later dropped.

  23. Q.E.D (Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo) 29 of 30+ by Katou Motohiro
  24. Q.E.D.証明終了 29

    Q.E.D. Shomei ShuryoQ.E.D.証明終了
    by Katou Motohiro
    AKA Wonder Little Detective (Tong Li, HK, Traditional Chinese)
    Kodansha Magazine GREAT, shounen
    Volume 29 first published in Japan 2008.02

    Contains chapters
    56 エレファント ("Elephant")
    57 動機とアリバイ ("Motive and alibi")

  25. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi) 4 of 6 by Yamasaki Hiromi
  26. さんごくし 4

    Sangokushiさんごくし 」 by Yamasaki Hiromi
    Akita Shoten Shounen Champion Comics imprint, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2005.09

  27. SORA - The Wingless Duck (Ahiru no Sora) 2 of 21+ by Hinata Takeshi
  28. あひるの空 2

    Ahiru no Soraあひるの空 」 by Hinata Takeshi
    AKA Sora's Sky
    Kodansha Weekly Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2004.06

  29. Touch 8 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
  30. Touchタッチ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 1983.09

  31. Wolf's Sanctuary (Hinata no Ookami - Shinsengumi Kidan) 5 of 5+ by Saitoh Misaki
  32. ひなたの狼-新選組綺談- 5

    Hinata no Ookami - Shinsengumi Kidan
    ひなたの狼-新選組綺談- 」 by Saitoh Misaki
    Gentousha Comic Birz, seinen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2006.09

  33. Zig-Zag (ZIG☆ZAG) 2 of 8+ by Nakaji Yuki
  34. ZIG★ZAG 2

    ZIG☆ZAGZIG★ZAG 」 by Nakaji Yuki
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2005.09
    Published in English by Chuang Yi and TOKYOPOP

The Age of Chaos 5 is priced at IDR 15,000.

Source: Elex Media STO 17 September 2008

mangazines (2008.09.16)

HanaLaLa 30/2008 (Hakusensha Hana to Yume and LaLa in Indonesian)

This issue features two chapters of Skip Beat! and a new series—Ryuu no Hanawazurai by Kusakawa Nari-sensei, which debuts with 49 pages and special full-color title page.

huamulan03 no GET! list

  1. Kedai Tasogare 4
  2. Natural Pearl Pink 3
  3. Q.E.D 29
  4. Wolf's Sanctuary 5
  5. Hanalala 30/2008

And maybe Ahiru no Sora 2, if volume 1 is still in stock.

release commentary

No series concludes this release but you might want to keep an eye out for Natural Pearl Pink which is already on its penultimate installment. That is, if you hadn't finished it in its serialized form in HanaLaLa.

There's only one new manga this list: Fumizuki Kyoko-sensei's Pocketful of Happiness that was supposed to come out in August. Below is my translation of the Elex summary.

Pocketful of Happiness
by Fumizuki Kyoko

Up and coming actress Yukari descended from a line of witches. One day, news breaks out that she has gotten married and retired from the world of celebrities. Yukari's mom rejects her choice and does everything she can to split up the couple; she eventually succeeds in shrinking Yukari's husband to the size of a Ken doll. This is bad news since Yukari's husband just got the role of a lifetime. What else is Yukari to do, other than rescue her soul mate by pretending to be him?

By original publisher
Kodansha pwns with seven of 18 manga. The rest have only one title in the list, save for Hakusensha, Akita Shoten, Daiwon C.I., and probably Ohzora (if it published Pocketful of Happiness).

By genre
I don't need to note this, do I? You already know that this release is mostly (over half) shounen.

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