3.31.2009

Momo The Girl God of Death 1, Yakitate!! Japan 9, Busou Renkin 7, Tsubasa 8, MAR 10 (Elex Media 1 April 2009 manga and manhwa)

Plus Elex releases these two series conclusions: Dan Doh Next Generation 4 and Love Chop 2.

Since I'm pressed for time, lemme just add that the new Nakayoshi has a special on Shugo Chara! but is missing a chapter of the Pangeran Kacamata or Megane Ouji manga by Mizukami Wataru-sensei.

I has summaries for MÄR 10, Tsubasa 8, Yakitate!! Japan 9, Godhand Teru 13, Dan Doh Next Generation 4, The Great Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu 8, Momo The Girl God of Death (Shinigami no Ballad) 1, Rough 10, and A Story of Heroes 23. (Yeah, a bumper crop from the current and last month's Komikologi.)

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2009.04.01)

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  1. Beauty Is The Beast (Bijo ga Yaju) 2 of 5 by Matsumoto Tomo
  2. 美女が野獣 2

    Bijo ga Yaju美女が野獣 」 by Matsumoto Tomo
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2003.08
    Finished Indonesian serialization in HanaLaLa
    Published in English by VIZ Media (five volumes)

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

  3. Busou Renkin 7 of 10 by Watsuki Nobuhiro
  4. 武装錬金 7

    Busou Renkin武装錬金 」 by Watsuki Nobuhiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2005.04
    Published in English by VIZ Media (10 volumes)

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

  5. Dan Doh Next Generation 4 of 4 by Sakata Nobuhiro and Banjo Daichi [Finale]
  6. DAN DOH!!~ネクストジェネレ 4

    Dan Doh!! Next Generation
    DAN DOH!!~ネクストジェネレ
    by Sakata Nobuhiro and Banjo Daichi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2005.01
    Preceded by Dan Doh!! and Dan Doh!! Xi

  7. Dewi Karin Chu (Kamichama Karin Chu) 5 of 7 by Koge-Donbo
  8. かみちゃまかりんchu 5

    Kamichama Karin Chuかみちゃまかりんchu
    by Koge-Donbo
    Sequel to Kamichama Karin
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2007.09
    Published in English by Del Rey (three volumes, volume 4 street date: 2009.04.28)
    Also serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi (ongoing)

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

  9. GodHand Teru 13 of 45+ by Yamamoto Kazuki
  10. ゴッドハンド輝 13

    GodHand Teruゴッドハンド輝
    by Yamamoto Kazuki
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2003.08

    A live-action adaptation starring Hiraoka Yuta (Endo Shoji in the NANA live-action movie and Yano Haruka in Boku wa Imouto ni Koi o Suru) as Teru is set to premiere this 11 April.

  11. The Great Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu (Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshiro Jiken Note) 8 of 8+ by Enue Kei and Hayamine Kaoru
  12. 名探偵夢水清志郎事件ノート 8

    Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshiro Jiken Note
    名探偵夢水清志郎事件ノート
    by Enue Kei and Hayamine Kaoru
    Kodansha Nakayoshi and Nakayoshi Lovely, shoujo
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2008.10
    Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  13. Imaginary Beasts (Genjuu no Seiza) 11 of 14 by Akino Matsuri
  14. 幻獣の星座 11

    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 11 first published in Japan 2004.11
    English Genju no Seiza published by TOKYOPOP (eight volumes)

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

  15. Legend of the Cursed Sword (Pageomgi) 23 of 37+ by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong
  16. 파검기23

    Pageomgi파검기
    by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong
    AKA Chronicles of the Cursed Sword
    Daiwon CI, sonyun
    Volume 23 first published in Korea 2005.10
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP (23 volumes)

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

  17. Love Chop (Love Chop!) 2 of 2 by Morio Masami [Finale]
  18. らぶ・ちょっぷ! 2

    Love Chop!らぶ・ちょっぷ!
    by Morio Masami
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.06

  19. MÄR 10 of 15 by Anzai Nobuyuki
  20. MAR 10

    MARMAR 」 by Anzai Nobuyuki
    AKA Märchen Awakens Romance
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2005.06
    Published in English by VIZ and Chuang Yi (both publication runs concluded)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star (ongoing)

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

  21. [Premiere] Momo The Girl God of Death (Shinigami no Ballad) 1 of 3 by Izumi Asuka and Hasegawa K-Suke
  22. しにがみのバラッド。 1

    Shinigami no Balladしにがみのバラッド。
    by Izumi Asuka and Hasegawa K-Ske
    Adapted from the Shinigami no Ballad novel
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2006.03
    Published in English by CMX (as Ballad of a Shinigami; two volumes, volume 3 street date: 2009.12.30) and Chuang Yi (three volumes)

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

  23. Nurse Diary (Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari) 4 of 10 by Kai Sayumi
  24. Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari実録!看護婦物語 」 by Kai Sayumi
    Akita Shoten Suspiria (or Susperia, alternatively Suspiria Mystery), shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 1997.10

  25. Rough 10 of 12 by Adachi Mitsuru
  26. ラフ 10

    Roughラフ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 1989.07
    Series rereleased in six wideban, seven bunkoban, and 4 My First Wide editions
    Translated into French by Glenat

  27. Sersan Keroro (Keroro Gunsou) 14 of 18+ by Yoshizaki Mine
  28. ケロロ軍曹 14

    Keroro Gunsouケロロ軍曹 」 by Yoshizaki Mine
    AKA Sergeant Keroro or Sgt. Frog
    Kadokawa Shoten, Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2007.02
    Sgt. Frog published in English by TOKYOPOP (16 volumes, volume 17 street date: 2009.05.05)

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

  29. A Story of Heroes 23 by Choi Mir
  30. Tale of the Sea King (Kaiouki) 30 of 39+ by Kawahara Masatoshi
  31. 海皇紀 30

    Kaiouki海皇紀 」 by Kawahara Masatoshi
    Also romanized as Kaikouki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 30 first published in Japan 2006.12

  32. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 8 of 26+ by CLAMP
  33. ツバサ 8

    Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLEツバサ
    by CLAMP
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2004.11
    Published in English by Del Rey (20 volumes, volume 21 street date: 2009.05.26) and Chuang Yi (20 volumes, ongoing)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz

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

  34. Yakitate!! Japan 9 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi
  35. 焼きたて!!ジャぱん 9

    Yakitate!! Japan焼きたて!!ジャぱん
    by Hashiguchi Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2003.10
    Published in English by VIZ Media (16 volumes, volume 17 street date: 2009.05.12)
    Serialized in Shonen Star, the Indonesian version of Shonen Sunday

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

Source: Elex Media STO 1 April 2009

mangazines (2009.03.31)

Nakayoshi 67/2009
In serialization:

  1. AAA (Triple A) by Fukushima Haruka
  2. Dewi Karin Chu (Kamichama Karin Chu) by Koge-Donbo
  3. Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) by Etoo Miyuki & Jigoku Shoujo Project
  4. I am Here! (Koko ni Iru yo!) by Toyama Ema
  5. Kitchen Princess (Kitchen no Ohimesama) by Ando Natsumi and Kobayashi Miyuki
  6. Ogawa & Team Saito (Ogawa to Yukai na Saitoutachi) by Sakyo
  7. Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT
  8. Sweet Lollipop Return! (Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop) by Kikuta Michiyo

Highlights

  • Shugo Chara! Special: Is it true that Nadeshiko has a twin?
  • Pangeran Kacamata (Megane Ouji) by Mizukami Wataru is absent this issue

Spotlight on...

Summaries translated/adapted from the Indonesian blurbs in Komikologi Elex (unless stated otherwise); therefore, any misinterpretations are mine, mine, mine!

名探偵夢水清志郎事件ノート 8

Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshiro Jiken Note © Enue Kei, Hayamine Kaoru/Kodansha

The Great Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu 8
by Enue Kei and Hayamine Kaoru

Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu again finds himself traveling back to Edo-jidai, this time investigating the good-hearted thief Kaitou Kuin who has set tongues a-wagging by stealing only items of no value!

s'more summaries

Beauty is the Beast 2
Bijo ga Yaju by Matsumoto Tomo

Eimi accidentally runs into Wanibuchi while he is "romancing" an older woman! How will Eimi react?

Dan Doh Next Generation 4 of 4
by Sakata Nobuhiro and Banjo Daichi

Dandoh is in a dai pinch, playing with an amateur caddy in the Golf Dome tournament. Akano and Mukumuku fare no better. Will they be able to win the cup and fulfill the late Shinjo Pro's expectations?

Godhand Teru 13
by Yamamoto Kazuki

After a harsh critique from Dr. Kitami, Teru suffers from a crisis of confidence. This prompts Teru to a more intensive study of gastropathy. Matters continue to deteriorate, however, when the owner of the ramen stall Teru frequents refuses to let Teru operate on him—even after all of Teru's hard work.

MÄR 10
Anzai Nobuyuki

The fifth war game battle kicks off with the surprise revelation that the Queen from Chess is actually Diana, Dorothy's older sister and Snow's step-mother!

Momo The Girl God of Death 1
Shinigami no Ballad by Izumi Asuka and Hasegawa K-Suke

The Shinigami bearing serial number A100100, known as Momo, is different from other scythe-carrying Shinigami who escort the souls of the departed: aside from being draped in white, Momo is also wont to help those about to move on do so without regrets.

Rough 10
by Adachi Mitsuru

Ninomiya Ami goes to cheer Yamato Keisuke on when he competes in a national swim meet — with Keisuke's rival in love and swimming, Nakanishi Hiroki, in tow! How is Keisuke supposed to overcome the string of bad luck that has dogged him through the entire competition now?

A Story of Heroes 23
by Choi Mir

The battle between Techun and Dumyo rages on, reaching its climax with both monks using their ultimate techniques to annihilate each other. Meanwhile, the Sojang swordsmen, barely holding their own against Kwimun, must now face an attack from the followers of Sami.

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 8
by CLAMP

In the quest to collect the scattered shards of Sakura's memory, Syaoran and friends land in a jungle world, terrorized by a beast that demands sacrifices

[Adapted from Del Rey's summary of the same volume]

Yakitate!! Japan 9
by Hashiguchi Takashi

Team Japan gets through another round, which incites St. Pierre owner Kirisaki to sabotage the next by changing the theme. This time, the teams have to bake a delicious, sweet bread while marooned in a deserted isle!

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