o we have four manga concluding and despite the (Otomen! Otomen! Otomen!!) favoritism going on in the post title (and this blog), four debuting. We also get another manga box set, this time for the first ten volumes of Doraemon. (Gak! I can already hear the opening bars of the anime OP!)
You already know the finales, but if you look below, you'll also see that the remaining new manga include Lilac Nocturne, the final volume 7 of Saito Chiho-sensei's "Masterpieces Collection I" short story anthology, plus one original Indonesian graphic novel, Precious Moment by Esvandiari Sani & Ida Ariyanti. (Okay, so that means there are actually five finales.)
More babble (and where to find summaries—if you hadn't already stumbled over them) after the list.
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- 7 Seeds 12 of 14+ by Tamura Yumi
- Angel Home 2 by Tsuneyoshi Tamiko
- Cop In Tokyo (Tokyo Deka) 8 of 8 by Suzuki Keiichi [Finale]
- Dangun (Onsoku Buster Dangun Dan) 4 of 8 by Teshirogi Takashi
- [Box set] Doraemon 1 to 10 (of 45) by Fujiko F. Fujio
- Jango The Solar Boy (Taiyou Shounen Jango) 8 of 8 by Hijioka Makoto [Finale]
- [New] Lilac Nocturne by Saito Chiho
- Little Detective Trickstar Hoshi (Suiri no Hoshi-kun) 3 of 7+ by Seino Nana
- Merupuri (Meru Puri - The Märchen Prince) 4 of 4 by Hino Matsuri [Finale]
- [Premiere] Meteodo 1 of 4+ by Shii Haruka
- [Premiere] Otomen 1 of 7+ by Kanno Aya
- [New] Precious Moment by Esvandiari Sani, Ida Ariyanti - makita
- Sweet God (Sailor Fuku ni Onegai!) 4 of 4 by Tanaka Meca [Finale]
Source: EMO forum
First things first —
I decided to spin off the summaries/synopses. Why? Because I can.
If you want 'em, just follow the links.
- Cop in Tokyo 8 of 8 by Suzuki Keiichi
- SC: Lilac Nocturne by Saito Chiho
- Merupuri 4 of 4 by Hino Matsuri
- Meteodo 1 of 4+ by Shii Haruka
- Otomen 1 of 7+ by Kanno Aya
- SL: Precious Moment by Esvandiari Sani & Ida Ariyanti
Ever wonder how long manga series take to finish here? (Let's not talk about m&c!; that imprint's too unpredictable.) Well, the Indonesian publication run of Suzuki Keiichi-sensei's Cop in Tokyo or Tokyo Deka took under eight months for eight tanko. Hino Matsuri-sensei's four-volumed Merupuri released in as many months (the monthly serialization in HanaLaLa ended in 22 issues), while Sweet God or Sailor Fuku ni Onegai! by Tanaka Meca-sensei spanned under four months.
Not bad. At least for these three.
Meanwhile, six of the 13 manga here (if we don't count the Doraemon volumes individually) are true, see the monthly Komikologi Elex bulletin December commitments. They are 7 Seeds volume 12, Cop in Tokyo 8, Jango The Solar Boy 8, Merupuri 4, Otomen 1, and SL: Precious Moment. (Meteodo 1 has been outstanding since November 2008.)
That means over half of the releases (more if we count the Doraemon volumes individually) are impromptu?
There's no 17 December 2008 STO yet, so I tallied the Get! votes in the 10 December release thread instead. From the lower than normal turnout, Merupuri 4 struggles to lead, threatened by 7 Seeds 12 and Otomen 1 (tied), and Sweet God 4. (Gosh, the same titles keep cropping up, don't they?)
Considering how dominant Shogakukan assets are in this sked, I would've thought Elex would release the latest Shonen Star (Indonesian version of Shonen Sunday) one week early but it seems it won't.
It should be a review of Butterfly in your thumb (Oyayubihime Infinity) but I'm not promising
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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