This week

Manga street dates: Elex (4.16) · Level (4.16) · m&c! (4.16)
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
( ˘ ³˘)❤

Ittoki Otoya birthday card

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

2.04.2009

C.M.B. 6, Rose Hip Zero 1, MAR 8, Kitchen Princess 8, Sherlock Holmes 9, Shonen Magz 56 (Elex Media 11 February 2009 manga)

C.M.B.森羅博物館の事件目録 6

C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku © Katou Motohiro/Kodansha

CM.B.'s Sakaki Shinra rendezvous+es with Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo's Touma Sou in Egypt. But while Touma probes into the mystery surrounding a pharaoh's necklace in the earlier-released Q.E.D. volume 28, in C.M.B. volume 6 which streets next Wednesday, Shinra buries his nose in a canopic jar, one of those stone-carved or pottery jars the ancient Egyptians used to preserve mummies' internal organs.

The January Komikologi blurb explains that Shinra flew to Egypt to investigate a series of murders that started with the destruction of one of his mother's "heirlooms." (I'm guessing it's not your average chachski.) The Wunderkammer curator is determined to stop the serial killer before s/he can finish off the job of harvesting his/her victims' organs.

How will Touma (I still have to watch the J-dorama!) help his little cousin (who assisted him in dating the pharaoh's necklace in Q.E.D.)? And what's that about Shinra's mom?? I can't wait to find out in this latest C.M.B. manga. (More summaries after the Elex release list.)

Elex Media manga and manhua (2009.02.11)

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  1. Burning Moon (Incandescent Moon) 2 of 5 by Selena Lin Qing Hui
  2. 焚月 2

    Burning Moon焚月 」 by Selena Lin Qing Hui
    Sharp Point Press Mon Mon, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Taiwan 2006.02
    Synopsis available

  3. C.M.B. (C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku) 6 of 10+ by Katou Motohiro
  4. C.M.B.森羅博物館の事件目録 6

    C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku
    C.M.B.森羅博物館の事件目録
    by Katou Motohiro
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2007.09
    Crossover story with Q.E.D. volume 28 story, The Pharaoh's Necklace (Project Mix Q.E.D. × C.M.B.)

  5. Dan Doh Next Generation 2 of 4 by Sakata Nobuhiro, Banjo Daichi
  6. Dear Boys Act II 28 of 30+ by Yagami Hiroki
  7. DEAR BOYS ACT2 28

    Dear Boys Act IIDEAR BOYS ACT2 」 by Yagami Hiroki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 28 first published in Japan 2008.06
    Prequel: Dear Boys
    Sequel: Dear Boys Act III
    Volume 28 synopsis available

  8. Et Cetera 6 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow
  9. えとせとら 6

    Et Ceteraえとせとら 」 by Nakazaki Tow
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 1999.10
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP (nine volumes)

  10. Ghost Sweeper Mikami (GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) 31 of 39 by Shiina Takashi
  11. Imaginary Beasts (Genjuu no Seiza) 9 of 14 by Akino Matsuri
  12. 幻獣の星座 9

    Genjuu no Seiza幻獣の星座 」 by Akino Matsuri
    Also romanized as Genjyu no Seiza
    Akita Shoten Horror Comics Special imprint, shoujo
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2004.02
    English version Genju no Seiza published by TOKYOPOP (eight volumes)
    Volume 9 synopsis available

  13. Kitchen Princess (Kitchen no Ohimesama) 8 of 10 by Ando Natsumi, Kobayashi Miyuki
  14. キッチンのお姫さま 8

    Kitchen no Ohimesamaキッチンのお姫さま
    by Ando Natsumi, Kobayashi Miyuki
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2007.11
    Published in English by Del Rey Manga (eight volumes, volume 9 street date: 2009.03.24); Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  15. MÄR 8 of 15 by Anzai Nobuyuki
  16. MAR 8

    MARMAR 」 by Anzai Nobuyuki
    AKA Märchen Awakens Romance
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2004.12
    Published in English by Chuang Yi and VIZ (both publication runs concluded)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)
    Volume 8 synopsis available

  17. Nurse Diary (Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari) 3 of 10 by Kai Sayumi
  18. Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari実録!看護婦物語 」 by Kai Sayumi
    Akita Shoten Suspiria (or Susperia, alternatively Suspiria Mystery), shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 1997.04

  19. The Pitcher (Nanto Magoroku) 64 of 69+ by Sadayasu Kei
  20. なんと孫六 64

    Nanto Magorokuなんと孫六 」 by Sadayasu Kei
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 64 first published in Japan 2006.09

  21. [Premiere] Rose Hip Zero 1 of 5 by Fujisawa Tohru
  22. ROSE HIP ZERO 1

    Rose Hip ZeroROSE HIP ZERO
    by Fujisawa Tohru
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2005.12
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP (five volumes)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Magz
    Followed by Rose Hip Rose and Magnum Rose Hip
    Synopsis available

  23. School X Fight 3 of 4 by Hara Asumi
  24. スクール×ファイト 3

    School X Fightスクール×ファイト
    by Hara Asumi
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2007.09
    Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  25. Serial Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Copper BeechesThe Boscombe Valley Mystery Volume 9 of 10 (Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Ishikawa Morihiko, supervised by Ishinomori Shotaro)

Source: Elex Media forum

mangazines (2009.02.10)

Shonen Magz 56/2009 (Indonesian version of Shounen Magazine)

Among the shounen manga in serialization—

No featured titles blurbed in Komikologi February, just an advisory that in this ShoMagz, winners of the latest contest will be announced.

More synopses

Blurbs are translated from the original Indonesian appearing in either Komikologi Elex January or February unless indicated otherwise.

If you religiously follow Shonen Magz series, you would've already encountered Fujisawa Tohru-sensei's Rose Hip Zero as it was first serialized in that anthology. In case you're new to this shounen manga by the creator of GTO — blurb incoming!

Rose Hip Zero 1
by Fujisawa Tohru

ROSE HIP ZERO 1

Rose Hip Zero © Fujisawa Tohru/Kodansha

Synopsis

Because of her powers beyond those of a normal human, genetically engineered Asakura Kasumi is detailed to help the Tokyo police in bringing down a terrorist organization, ALICE. But apparently, she's not the only one with a genotype advantage.

[Adapted from the Komikologi Elex February blurb and TOKYOPOP's synopsis for the series, as excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]

Burning Moon 2
AKA Incandescent Moon by Selena Lin Qing Hui

Synopsis

Now grown-up, Chenfeng and Shudan are reunited. While love once suppressed again blooms, trouble lurks not far away. Chenfeng's parents have arranged Chenfeng's engagement to another girl, the haughty Yi Xianglin. Xianglin who discovers Chenfeng's feelings for Shudan connives to break the two apart and grab Chenfeng for herself.

Dear Boys Act II V28
by Yagami Hiroki

Winner of Kodansha's Best Shounen Manga in 2007

Synopsis

At the end of the second quarter, Tendouji leads with a score of 51-38. In the next quarter, Tendouji changes strategies and deploys Motoharu Kamakura. Coming up against Motoharu's 3P offensive, Meiwadai faces a big pinch. Will he be able to squash Motoharu in the end?

(You can tell I don't write sports news stories...)

Imaginary Beasts 9
Genjuu no Seiza by Akino Matsuri

Synopsis

A monster ape is born from the resentment of animals used in organ transplant experiments. Will Fuuto be able to save those that no longer have a place to call home?

MÄR 8
by Anzai Nobuyuki

Synopsis

Rapunzel, one of the 13 Zodiacs, steps up to the plate in the fourth War Game battle. Her cruelty and hysteria, however, don't win You go! favor from Ginta and the rest of the MÄR team.

Sherlock Holmes Series 9
Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Ishikawa Morihiko, supervised by Ishinomori Shotaro

Synopsis: The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (Petualangan di Copper Beeches)

The out-of-work Violet Hunter consults with Holmes on possible jobs. She eventually lands work as a governess in Copper Beeches, the country estate owned by one Jephro Rucastle. The conditions attached to her employment, however, are the utmost in peculiar: among the strangest provisos—she must cut off her long hair.

[Adapted from the Komikologi Elex February blurb with additions from the Wikipedia entry about this short story]

Synopsis: The Boscombe Valley Mystery (Misteri di Lembah Boscombe)

Charles McCarthy is killed in the forests of Boscombe Valley; his son James is arrested for the crime by Scotland Yard detective Lestrade on circumstantial evidence. But what truth really lies behind the unusual murder?

[Adapted from the Komikologi Elex February blurb with additional information from the Wikipedia entry about this short story]

I would've loved if the penultimate School X Fight had a synopsis floating around, but it doesn't. *gloom*

Tracking Commitment VS. Fulfillment

Eleven of 54 manga (excluding anthologies) that Elex promised to release in February appear in the above release list. Of course, there are January slackers—two of them: C.M.B. 6 and Imaginary Beasts 9—that were rescheduled. So at the midway mark, Elex has delivered on 28% of its February commitments.

The other titles originally scheduled for January but released the following month (those on this list) are: Dan Doh Next Generation 2, Et Cetera 6, and Ghost Sweeper Mikami 31.

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) Elex Media forum

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