3.17.2009

Fullmetal Alchemist 18, New Legenda Naga 1, Real 7, TOTO! 3, Fairy Tale Motif Brocade 2, Love Chop 1 (Elex Media 18 March 2009 manga)

お伽もよう綾にしき 2

Otogi Moyou Ayanishiki © Hikawa Kyouko/Hakusensha

Elex releases four new manga this March 18: the first of two volumes of Love Chop by Morio Masami-sensei (Omake no Kobayashi-kun manga-ka), New Legenda Naga (Ryuurouden sequel), the standalone josei Dream Scape, and a manhwa originally skedded for last December that to date remains mysterious (the provocatively titled My Adorable Fatty Girl by Lee HeeJong).

Also, manga box sets.

Blurbs after the cut (not for the box sets; they're synopses of New Legenda Naga 1, B'T X 14, FMA 18, and Dream Scape).

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2009.03.18)

Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.

  1. B'T X 14 of 16 by Kurumada Masami
  2. B'T Xビート・エックス 」 by Kurumada Masami
    AKA Beat X (TOKYOPOP, up to volume 15)
    Kadokawa Shoten Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 1999.0x
    Re-released in bunko (eight volumes)

    NB. Links like this are Amazon.com search or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

  3. Doraemon 21 to 30 (of 45) by Fujiko F. Fujio [Box set @ 135,000]
  4. [New] Dream Scape by Ebira Hiromi
  5. ドリームスケープ

    Dreamscapeドリームスケープ 」 by Ebira Hiromi
    Shogakukan Flowers, josei
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.12
    Published in Indonesian under the Serial Cantik standalone line

  6. Fairy Tale Motif Brocade (Otogi Moyou Ayanishiki) 2 of 5 by Hikawa Kyouko
  7. お伽もよう綾にしき 2

    Otogi Moyou Ayanishikiお伽もよう綾にしき
    by Hikawa Kyouko
    Hakusensha LaLa and Melody, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.11

  8. Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 18 of 22+ by Arakawa Hiromu
  9. 鋼の錬金術師 18

    Hagane no Renkinjutsushi鋼の錬金術師
    by Arakawa Hiromu
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 18 first published in Japan 2007.12
    Published in English by Chuang Yi (18 volumes) and VIZ Media (volume 18 street date: 2009.05.19)

    NB. Links like this are Amazon.com search or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

  10. InuYasha 21 - 30 (of 56) by Takahashi Rumiko [Box set @ IDR 135,000]
  11. InuYasha犬夜叉 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    These volumes first published in Japan from 2001.06 to 2003.05
    Published in English by VIZ (volume 37 street date: 2009.04.14)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)

    NB. Links like this are Amazon.com search links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

  12. [Premiere] Love Chop (Love Chop!) 1 of 2 by Morio Masami
  13. らぶ・ちょっぷ! 1

    Love Chop!らぶ・ちょっぷ!
    by Morio Masami
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2006.10

  14. [Premiere] My Adorable Fatty Girl 1 by Lee HeeJong
  15. [Premiere] New Legenda Naga (Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen) 1 of 4+ by Yamahara Yoshito
  16. 龍狼伝 中原繚乱編 1

    Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen
    龍狼伝 中原繚乱編 」 by Yamahara Yoshito
    Sequel to Ryuurouden or Legenda Naga
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.08

  17. The Pitcher (Nanto Magoroku) 65 of 70+ by Sadayasu Kei
  18. なんと孫六 65

    Nanto Magorokuなんと孫六 」 by Sadayasu Kei
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 65 first published in Japan 2007.03

  19. Real 7 of 8+ by Inoue Takehiko
  20. リアル 7

    Realリアル 」 by Inoue Takehiko
    Shueisha Young Jump, seinen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2007.11
    Published in English by VIZ Media (volume 4 street date: 2009.04.21)

    NB. Links like this are Amazon.com search links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

  21. Seri Tokoh Dunia 1 - 10 by Norratri [Box set @ IDR 165,000]
  22. A Story of Heroes 22 by Choi Mir
  23. TOTO! 3 of 5 by Osada Yu-Ko
  24. トト!the wonderful adventure3

    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 3 first published in Japan 2005.07
    Published in English by Del Rey (four volumes, volume 5 street date: 2009.05.19)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz

    NB. Links like this are Amazon.com search links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

NOTE | Real 7 MSRP is IDR 15,000
Source: Elex Media Online

mangazines (2009.03.17)

HanaLaLa 36/2009 (Indonesian Hana to Yume and LaLa - 3rd anniversary issue)
Highlights:

Titles in serialization:

  1. Alice Academy (Gakuen Alice) by Higuchi Tachibana (latest chapter this issue: 60)
  2. Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) by Fujiwara Kiyo (latest chapter: 15)
  3. Dragon's Fiancé (Ryuu no Hanawazurai) by Kusakawa Nari (latest chapter: 7)
  4. English School Wars (Eikaiwa School Wars) by Matsumoto Tomo (latest chapter: 8)
  5. Fruits Basket by Takaya Natsuki (latest chapters: 120-121)
  6. La Corda D'Oro (Kin Iro no Corda) by Kure Yuki (latest chapter: 37)
  7. Mr. ERMINE (Okojo-san) by Uno Ayumi (latest chapter: 71)
  8. Mr. ERMINE Si Penguasa (Okojo-banchou) by Uno Ayumi (latest chapter: 16)
  9. Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club) by Hatori Bisco (latest chapter: 42)
  10. Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) by Tsukuba Sakura (latest chapter: 25)
  11. Skip Beat! by Nakamura Yoshiki (latest chapter: 82)
  12. Vampire Knight by Hino Matsuri (latest chapter: 14)
  13. V.B. Rose by Hidaka Banri (latest chapter: 36)
  14. With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) by Tokeino Hari (latest chapter: 35)

Featured blurb: Fruits Basket

After Kyo runs away from Toru, Akito comes out of hiding. Still full of loathing for the girl, Akito grabs a knife and prepares to attack Toru. Akito fears the future, now unknown and without guarantees. Toru offers Akito a chance for both of them to start over, and as Akito reluctantly reaches out to clasp Toru's hand and possible redemption, the ground underneath Toru gives way, plunging her to the bottom of a ravine.

[Synopsis adapted from Komikologi Elex March 2009]

More blurbs

Synopses translated from the Indonesian in Komikologi Elex March 2009 unless otherwise stated.

B'T X 14
by Kurumada Masami

The ultimate B't Raphael, created to grow by absorbing other life forms, tries to eliminate Teppei by infiltrating Tepp's consciousness and creating a dark Takamiya Kotaro, Tepp's older brother.

[Synopsis adapted from Komikologi Elex March 2009, with additional information from Wikipedia]

Dream Scape
by Ebira Hiromi

High school student Yamaura Kirara tells fortunes and one day, she sees a vision and falls unconscious. Afterwards, she meets Kurokawa Yuji who offers her a partnership in an Internet fortune telling business, Dream Scape. But not all is bright and sunny in Dream Scape, nor is everything aboveboard with its enigmatic owner—with whom Kirara has fallen in love, despite realizing that he is only using her.

[Synopsis adapted from Komikologi Elex January 2009]

Fullmetal Alchemist 18
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi by Arakawa Hiromu

Chuang Yi, which has already released this volume in English, has a better blurb (it often does) and here it is, copy-pasta'ed:

The convenient disappearance of General Raven sets in motion a chain of events that puts Zolf J. Kimblee in charge - and he promptly sets about coercing the Elric Brothers into helping move the Homonculi's grand schemes onward. Using the hapeless Winry as a bargaining chip.The Elric Brothers have no choice but to trust the loyalty of the soldiers of Briggs - and the ethos of their mortal enemy, Scar....

Synopsis by Chuang Yi

New Legenda Naga 1
Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen by Yamahara Yoshito

Shiro is thrown back to the time of Xin Ye - Jing Zhou (207 CE) while on a trip to China. Because of his earlier experience, he becomes the strategist for the Liu Pei troops, and mounts successful campaigns against Nan Po, Chi Bi, Xu Du, and the Mongols. After the southern commander Liu Ji dies from a sickness in 210 CE, Jing Zhou is invaded. Will Shiro be able to win this time, too?

[Synopsis adapted from Komikologi Elex March 2009]

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