Edited | This list is Confirmed.
Hayate no Gotoku © Hata Kenjiro/Shogakukan
f 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.)
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- B'T X 13 of 16 by Kurumada Masami
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) 1 to 10 (of 63+) by Aoyama Gosho [Box set @ 135,000]
- Ge Ge Ge Kitaro (Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Sen Monogatari) 5 of 6+ by Hoshino Ryuichi, Mizuki Shigeru
- Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku) 10 of 18+ by Hata Kenjiro
- Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 6 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
- Meteodo 3 of 4 by Shii Haruka
- One Piece 31 to 40 of 52+ by Oda Eiichiro [Box set @ 135,000]
- [Premiere] Roadside Angel (Michibata no Tenshi) 1 of 4 by Emura
- Sersan Keroro (Keroro Gunsou) 13 of 17+ by Yoshizaki Mine
- [Premiere] TOTO! 1 of 5 by Osada Yu-Ko
- Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 7 of 25+ by CLAMP
Source: Elex Media STO 28 Jan 2009
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
the promised blurbs
Synopses are translated from Komikologi Elex (January 2009 edition) unless stated otherwise.
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?
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?
manga, Elex Media, Shonen Magz, shoujo, shounen, BECK, B'T X, Fairy Tail, Gegege no Kitarou, Hayate no Gotoku, Keroro Gunsou, Kindaichi Case Files, Kungfu Boy Legends, Meitantei Conan, Meteodo, Michibata no Tenshi, One Piece, Roadside Angel, Sanzoku Ou, Sergeant Frog, Sergeant Keroro, Sersan Keroro, Tekken Chinmi Legends, Tokkyu!!, Toto!, Tribal 12, Tsubasa, Urusei Yatsura, Vinland Saga, Youkai no Oisha-san, Osada Yu-Ko
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who will advise when this list is confirmed
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manga available this week (2009.01.21)
Elex Media: Kungfu Boy Legends 4, Meteodo 2, Sersan Keroro 12, Hayate no Gotoku 9, Kunimitsu 17, Tail of the Moon 12 among others
Level Comics: LIFE 13
m&c!: The Day of Revolution 1, Full House Kiss 5 of 6, Saruyama! 8, Impeccable Twins 55, My Platinum Lady 1-3
other invaluable resources