This week

Manga street dates: Elex (4.23) · Level (4.23) · m&c! (4.23)
Hayate The Combat Butler! Cuties, Mon–Fri, 630pm WIB (Animax Asia)

It’s sunny side up manga + anime’s anniversary month!
Happy anniversary to Telor Ceplok, chuu
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Ittoki Otoya birthday card

And, of course, Happy Birthday to Ittoki-kun♥

1.21.2009

Hayate no Gotoku 10, Michibata no Tenshi 1, TOTO! 1, Meteodo 3, Tsubasa 7, Keroro Gunsou 13 (Elex Media 28 January 2009 manga)

Edited | This list is Confirmed.

ハヤテのごとく! 10

Hayate no Gotoku © Hata Kenjiro/Shogakukan

If the rumored 28 January manga list is right, Elex will end January with a 50-tankoubon, two-box set and four-mangazine count. What this would mean for the Commitment versus Fulfillment index I'm tracking monthly is something I will discuss in another post.

As for this list, of the nine tankou releasing (minus another One Piece collection and the first Conan manga box set), five shounen titles catch up from an initial December schedule. IOW, we're looking at a 55-percent Resked here. They are: B'T X 13, Ge Ge Ge Kitaro 5, Sersan Keroro 13, Hayate the Combat Butler 10, and Lum, The Invader Girl 6 (that I speculated would be part of the 28 January batch and got right).

The remaining tetrad—Meteodo 3 (penultimate volume), Tsubasa 7, and two new series, Roadside Angel and TOTO!—are original January releases. Roadside Angel AKA Michibata no Tenshi by Emura-sensei is a HanaLaLa graduate, while TOTO! by Osada Yu-Ko-sensei finished serialization in Shonen Magz, the latest issue of which (#55) streets the day before the manga volumes do. Synopses/blurbs after the list. (BTW, the same ShoMagz premieres another supernatural series, Ghost Doctor (Youkai no Oisha-san) AKA Yokai Doctor by Satou Yuuki-sensei.)

Elex Media manga (2009.01.28)

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  1. B'T X 13 of 16 by Kurumada Masami
  2. B'T Xビート・エックス 」 by Kurumada Masami
    AKA Beat X
    Kadokawa Shoten Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 1999.03
    Re-released in bunko (eight volumes)
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP (15 volumes)

  3. Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) 1 to 10 (of 63+) by Aoyama Gosho [Box set @ 135,000]
  4. Meitantei Conan名探偵コナン 」 by Aoyama Gosho
    AKA Case Closed (VIZ Media, 27 volumes, ongoing)
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    These volumes first published in Japan from 1994.07 to 1996.04

  5. Ge Ge Ge Kitaro (Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Sen Monogatari) 5 of 6+ by Hoshino Ryuichi, Mizuki Shigeru
  6. ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 妖怪千物語 5

    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 Comics imprint, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2007.10

  7. Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku) 10 of 18+ by Hata Kenjiro
  8. ハヤテのごとく! 10

    Hayate no Gotokuハヤテのごとく!
    by Hata Kenjiro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2007.02
    Published in English by VIZ Media (nine volumes; volume 10 street date: 2009.02.10)

  9. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 6 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
  10. Urusei Yatsuraうる星やつら 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Series re-released in 15 wideban and 18 bunkoban volumes (complete)
    Licensed for North American distribution by VIZ, later dropped after nine volumes

  11. Meteodo 3 of 4 by Shii Haruka
  12. メテオド 3

    Meteodoメテオド 」 by Shii Haruka
    AKA Meteorite Breed
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2008.02

  13. One Piece 31 to 40 of 52+ by Oda Eiichiro [Box set @ 135,000]
  14. One PieceONE PIECE 」 by Oda Eiichiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volumes 31-40 first published in Japan from 2003.12 and 2005.12
    Series published in English by Viz Media (19 volumes; volume 20 street date: 2009.02.03)

  15. [Premiere] Roadside Angel (Michibata no Tenshi) 1 of 4 by Emura
  16. 道端の天使 1

    Michibata no Tenshi道端の天使 」 by EMURA
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2003.09
    Finished Indonesian serialization in HanaLaLa

  17. Sersan Keroro (Keroro Gunsou) 13 of 17+ by Yoshizaki Mine
  18. ケロロ軍曹 13

    Keroro Gunsouケロロ軍曹 」 by Yoshizaki Mine
    AKA Sergeant Keroro or Sergeant Frog
    Kadokawa Shoten, Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2006.07
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP

  19. [Premiere] TOTO! 1 of 5 by Osada Yu-Ko
  20. トト!the wonderful adventure 1

    Toto! The Wonderful Adventure
    トト!the wonderful adventure 」 by Osada Yu-Ko
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Adapted from the two-volume The Wonderful Legend of Toto by the same manga-ka
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2005.04
    Published in English by Del Rey (two volumes, volume 3 street date: 2009.02.24)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz

  21. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 7 of 25+ by CLAMP
  22. ツバサ 7

    Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLEツバサ
    by CLAMP
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2004.08
    Published in English by Del Rey (19 volumes, volume 20 street date: 2009.01.27) and Chuang Yi (20 volumes, ongoing)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz

Source: Elex Media STO 28 Jan 2009

mangazines (2009.01.27)

Shonen Magz 55/2009 (Indonesian version of Kodansha's Shounen Magazine)
In serialization:

BECK by Harold Sakuishi
Fairy Tail by Mashima Hiro
[Premiere] Ghost Doctor (Youkai no Oisha-san) by Satou Yuuki
Kindaichi Case Files by Sato Fumiya
Kungfu Boy Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) by Maekawa Takeshi
Sanzoku Ou by Sawada Hirofumi
Tokkyu!! by Komori Yoichi, Kubo Mitsurou
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle by CLAMP
Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto

According to Issue 54, Tribal 12 by Osada Yu-Ko-sensei should also premiere in the latest ShoMagz.

the promised blurbs

Synopses are translated from Komikologi Elex (January 2009 edition) unless stated otherwise.

道端の天使 1

Roadside Angel 1
(Michibata no Tenshi) by Emura

Catrew possesses a magic book, capable of summoning whatever is portrayed within, but it only brings her grief. On the run from a cabal whose members feel that the book is rightfully theirs, Catrew meets Tequila, an acrobat hailing from a village filled with similar artistes.

What's going to happen to Catrew now?

トト!the wonderful adventure 1

TOTO! 1
by Osada Yu-Ko

Suffering from wanderlust, Kakashi pines for adventure. His wish is granted when he chances upon a dirigible airship that just happens to stopover conveniently. Inside, Kakashi meets TOTO, an apparently magical dog.

Will Kakashi discover that you really should be careful of what you wish for?

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Updated: 2009.01.27

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