This week

Manga street dates: No release this week
Next schedule: Elex (8.13) · Level (8.13) · m&c! (8.13)
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB
Bleach Season 6, Weekdays 630pm WIB
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Weekdays 10pm WIB (airs weekdays) [Series Finale] 25 July 2014, Friday

12.18.2008

Naruto 42, Eyeshield 21 v22, Yukan Club 16, Sherlock Holmes 7 (Elex Media 24 December 2008 manga)

スクール×ファイト 2

Late-breaking gift idea for those of us who prolly wouldn't be done with Christmas shopping by next week: the volume 21 to 30 One Piece manga box set that streets December 24th.

Of course this assumes (1) your gift recipient actually reads One Piece—in Indonesian; and (2) s/he collects the series. Both conditions aren't impossible to meet; I actually know of a few...

Other last-minute manga: Naruto 42 and Eyeshield 21 volume 22 (same terms and conditions apply; just swap titles), or for the shoujo fan, any of these quick-releasing manga: Kitchen Princess 7, School X Fight 2, and the penultimate Sugar - Sugar Rune. (Hint to someone: I want those KitchPri and School X Fight installments and HanaLaLa 33 that streets the day before as stocking stuffers!)

New manga It's hard to track down information on Kaiser Z by Uno Hiroshi-sensei (creator of Captain Kid), but the December Komikologi does have a blurb for Kaizer Z. Spelling differences regardless, it is 天空の覇者Z (The Sky's Z Champion - my shot at a translation). Anyway, the synopsis of World War II space ace Tenma Ryuzaki's story is after the manga list.

Elex Media manga (2008.12.24)

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  1. Eat-Man 7 of 19 by Yoshitomi Akihito
  2. EAT-MAN 7

    Eat-ManEAT-MAN 」 by Yoshitomi Akihito
    ASCII Media Works Dengeki Comics imprint, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 1998.09
    Series initially picked up for English distribution by VIZ Media and dropped after two volumes

  3. Emma (Emma Bangaihen) 9 of 10 by Mori Kaoru
  4. エマ 9

    Emma Bangaihenエマ 」 by Mori Kaoru
    Enterbrain Comic Beam, seinen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2007.10
    Published in English by CMX

  5. Eyeshield 21 v22 of 33+ by Inagaki Riichiro, Murata Yusuke
  6. アイシールド21 22

    Eyeshield 21アイシールド21
    by Inagaki Riichiro, Murata Yusuke
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 22 first published in Japan 2006.12
    Published in English by VIZ Media (22 volumes, ongoing)

  7. [Premiere] Kaiser Z 1 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi
  8. 天空の覇者Z 1

    Kaiser Z天空の覇者Z 」 by Uno Hiroshi
    Kodansha Shounen Magazine imprint, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 1997.06

  9. Kitchen Princess (Kitchen no Ohimesama) 7 of 10 by Ando Natsumi, Kobayashi Miyuki
  10. キッチンのお姫さま 7

    Kitchen no Ohimesamaキッチンのお姫さま
    by Ando Natsumi, Kobayashi Miyuki
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2007.06
    Published in English by Del Rey Manga (eight volumes, ongoing); Indonesian serialization in Nakayoshi

  11. Naruto 42 of 44+ by Kishimoto Masashi
  12. NARUTO-ナルト- 42

    NarutoNARUTO-ナルト-
    by Kishimoto Masashi
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 42 first published in Japan 2008.05
    Published in English by VIZ (32 volumes, ongoing)

  13. One Piece 21 to 30 of 52+ by Oda Eiichiro [Box set @ IDR 135,000]
  14. One PieceONE PIECE 」 by Oda Eiichiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volumes 21-30 first published in Japan between 2001.12 and 2003.10
    Series published in English by Viz Media (19 volumes, ongoing)

  15. School x Fight 2 of 4 by Hara Asumi
  16. スクール×ファイト 2

    School x Fightスクール×ファイト
    by Hara Asumi
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.04
    Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  17. Serial Sherlock Holmes 7 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ishikawa Morihiko, Ishinomori Shotaro
  18. Sugar - Sugar Rune 7 of 8 by Anno Moyoco
  19. シュガシュガルーン   7

    Sugar - Sugar Runeシュガシュガルーン
    by Anno Moyoco
    Kodansha Comic Fans and Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2006.12
    Published in English by Del Rey (eight volumes, complete)

  20. Touch 11 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
  21. Touchタッチ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 1984.07

  22. Yukan Club 16 of 19 by Ichijo Yukari
  23. 有閑倶楽部 16

    Yukan Club有閑倶楽部 」 by Ichijo Yukari
    Shueisha Chorus, Ribon, and Ribon Original, josei
    Volume 16 first published in Japan 1996.08
    Has a sequel Yukan Club DX (ongoing)

  24. Zig-Zag (ZIG☆ZAG) 4 of 9 by Nakaji Yuki
  25. ZIG★ZAG 4

    ZIG☆ZAGZIG★ZAG 」 by Nakaji Yuki
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2006.06
    Published in English by Chuang Yi (seven volumes, ongoing) and TOKYOPOP

Source: Elex Media STO 24 Des 08

mangazines (2008.12.23)

HanaLaLa 33/2008 (Hakusensha Hana to Yume and LaLa in Indonesian)
Highlight: Fruits Basket double chapter

In serialization:

Alice Academy (Gakuen Alice) by Higuchi Tachibana
Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) by Fujiwara Kiyo
Dragon's Fiancé (Ryuu no Hanawazurai) by Kusakawa Nari
English School Wars (Eikaiwa School Wars) by Matsumoto Tomo
Fruits Basket by Takaya Natsuki
La Corda D'Oro (Kin Iro no Corda) by Kure Yuki
Mr. ERMINE (Okojo-san) by Uno Ayumi
Mr. ERMINE Si Penguasa (Okojo-banchou) by Uno Ayumi
Ouran High School Host Club by Hatori Bisco
Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) by Tsukuba Sakura
Skip Beat! by Nakamura Yoshiki
Vampire Knight by Hino Matsuri
With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) by Tokeino Hari

selected tankoubon summaries

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Kaiser Z 1
天空の覇者Z 」 by Uno Hiroshi

Synopsis
The year is 1933. Adventure-loving Tenma Ryuzaki gets more than he bargains for when he saves a beautiful woman on the run from the Gestapo. Tenma then finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy, at the heart of which is the ultimate Nazi secret weapon codenamed 'z'.

Original Indonesian blurb ( from Komikologi Elex December 2008) Kaizer Z 1 synopsis from Komikologi Elex December 2008

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