C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku © Katou Motohiro/Kodansha
M.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.)
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- Burning Moon (Incandescent Moon) 2 of 5 by Selena Lin Qing Hui
- C.M.B. (C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku) 6 of 10+ by Katou Motohiro
- Dan Doh Next Generation 2 of 4 by Sakata Nobuhiro, Banjo Daichi
- Dear Boys Act II 28 of 30+ by Yagami Hiroki
- Et Cetera 6 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow
- Ghost Sweeper Mikami (GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) 31 of 39 by Shiina Takashi
- Imaginary Beasts (Genjuu no Seiza) 9 of 14 by Akino Matsuri
- Kitchen Princess (Kitchen no Ohimesama) 8 of 10 by Ando Natsumi, Kobayashi Miyuki
- MÄR 8 of 15 by Anzai Nobuyuki
- Nurse Diary (Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari) 3 of 10 by Kai Sayumi
- The Pitcher (Nanto Magoroku) 64 of 69+ by Sadayasu Kei
- [Premiere] Rose Hip Zero 1 of 5 by Fujisawa Tohru
- School X Fight 3 of 4 by Hara Asumi
- Serial Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Copper Beeches • The 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
Shonen Magz 56/2009 (Indonesian version of Shounen Magazine)
Among the shounen manga in serialization—
- BECK by Harold Sakuishi
- Fairy Tail by Mashima Hiro
- 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
- Tribal 12 by Osada Yu-Ko
- Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle by CLAMP
- Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto
No featured titles blurbed in Komikologi February, just an advisory that in this ShoMagz, winners of the latest contest will be announced.
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 © Fujisawa Tohru/Kodansha
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]
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
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
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?
by Anzai Nobuyuki
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
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]
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*
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.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) Elex Media forum
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- No Level Comics manga on 10 February 2009
- m&c! (2009.02.11): Special A 10, Lovely Days 6 of 6, Sprout 7 of 7, Cynical Orange 5, Cherry 29, Happy Dining Table
manga available this week
- Level Comics (2009.02.03): Arms 12
- Elex Media (2009.02.04): Burning Moon 1, Flash of Wind 24, Fullmetal Alchemist 17, Sherlock Holmes 8, Sugar Sugar Rune 8 of 8, Mr. Fullswing 17, Hayate The Combat Butler 11, Shonen Star 49
- m&c! (2009.02.04): Born to Cook (Mister Ajikko II) 3, Crossroad 2, Aria 10, My Heavenly Hockey Club 8