Otomen © Kanno Aya/Hakusensha
Speedy releases for this Wednesday include Naruto 43, Shugo Chara! 2, Otomen 4, and Et Cetera 9 of 9. What do these series—unskedded in any monthly list—have in common? Well, the first three manga have gazillions of fans, so that was a no-brainer, and in Indonesia at least, Et Cetera has a strong following.
Series ending or about to
Aside from the last Et Cetera, we finally get the conclusion to Nakamura Rie-sensei's Jungle Boy, which had been outstanding since December, as well as the penultimate Roadside Angel. It didn't need a rocket scientist to figure out that Roadside Angel or Michibata no Tenshi would also release quickly, seeing as how EMURA-sensei's circus-set shoujo series had already finished serialization in the monthly HanaLaLa, so all the translating work had already been done (bar the covers) by the shoujo mangazine.
Deets on the one-shot Thank You by a certain Bob Raigan are thin on the ground, but am pretty sure that Star Color Present, released under Elex's Serial Cantik standalone shoujo line is Hoshiiro no Okurimono by Touma Rei- and TAKUYA-sensei, originally serialized in Cheese!. The three stories that comprise Hoshiiro no Okurimono are the eponymous title story,
Antique Wish e Youkoso, and
Sleeping Beauty wa Nemurenai.
Blurbs of selected tankou (Dorabase 13, Jungle Boy 8, Roadside Angel 3, Touch 14, and Ghost Sweeper Mikami 32) after the list.
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- Dorabase (Dorabase: Doraemon Chouyakyuu Gaiden) 13 of 17+ by Mugiwara Shintaro & Fujiko F. Fujio Production
- Et Cetera 9 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow [Finale]
- Ghost Sweeper Mikami (GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) 32 of 39 by Shiina Takashi
- Jungle Boy 8 of 8 by Nakamura Rie [Finale]
- Naruto 43 of 45+ by Kishimoto Masashi
- Otomen 4 of 7+ by Kanno Aya
- Roadside Angel (Michibata no Tenshi) 3 of 4 by Emura
- Shugo Chara! 2 of 8+ by PEACH-PIT
- [New] Star Color Present (Hoshiiro no Okurimono) by Touma Rei and TAKUYO
- [New] Thank You by Bob Raigan
- Touch 14 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
Source: Elex Media STO 25 March 2009
- Comic Bomber (Hoero Pen) by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) by Aoyama Gosho
- D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryoji
- Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) by Yamada Takatoshi
- InuYasha by Takahashi Rumiko
- KATSU! by Adachi Mitsuru
- Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow
- Kurozakuro by Natsume Yoshinori
- Look Up! (Miagete Goran) by Kusaba Michiteru
- MÄR by Anzai Nobuyuki
- Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato
- Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi
Synopses translated from the Indonesian blurbs in Komikologi Elex March 2009 edition, unless otherwise stated. Any misinterpretations though are all mine.
Dorabase: Doraemon Chouyakyuu Gaiden by Mugiwara Shintaro & Fujiko F. Fujio Production
King Sadaharu invites Kuroemon and Hyoroemon to join the Japanese team competing in the WABC—the World Amateur Baseball Classic—along with Shiroemon, Doraichiro, and other star players. Hiroshi also teams up with the two, having been tested by King beforehand. Aimond also enters the WABC—but on the side of Team America!
Ghost Sweeper Mikami 32
by Shiina Takashi
Mikami finally comes face to face with last boss Astaroth in the Tower of Babel on the Antarctic continent, and merges with Yokoshima to dispatch the greatest of foes. Will the pair emerge the victor in the upcoming battle?
Jungle Boy 8/8
by Nakamura Rie
It won't be long now before Sunao and Utsunomiya get promoted to second year, and their dorm mates have nominated the pair to the position of joint dorm heads. But for Utsunomiya, classes will have to take a back seat to working out how to settle his dad's outstanding debts, now that his father is confined in a hospital. The Kuyo Academy dorm residents, however, are not about to let Utsunomiya go at it alone.
In this final volume of Jungle Boy, the "weirdos" of Kuyo Academy demonstrate just how beautiful "friendship" can be.
Roadside Angel 3
Michibata no Tenshi by EMURA
Kahlua shows up in town, speculating that Catrew's "parents," the couple who raised her are not real parents, but how close is Kahlua to the truth? Meanwhile, Mimosa is injured just before a performance, forcing Catrew to become Tequila's on-stage partner. Will Catrew be able to rise to challenge and prove that she is one talented acrobat?
by Adachi Mitsuru
Niita is injured in an accident and Minami, who feels that it is that the accident was indirectly her fault, visits him in the hospital almost daily. This makes Tatsuya jealous; his rival in baseball is shaping up to be an equally formidable opponent in romance.
manga, Elex Media, Shonen Star, shoujo, shounen, Dorabase, Et Cetera, Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Jungle Boy, Michibata no Tenshi, Naruto, Otomen, Roadside Angel, Shugo Chara!, Star Color Present, Touch
- m&c! 25 March 2009 manga: Pluto 3, Grand Sun 1, Innocent Dragon 4
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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manga available this week
- Level Comics manga (3.24): Team Medical Dragon 6, Hajime no Ippo 62, Aku 9, RED 17, Tokyo Juliet 3