Naruto 43, Otomen 4, Jungle Boy 8 of 8, Et Cetera 9 of 9, Shonen Star 51 (Elex Media 25 March 2009 manga)

オトメン(乙男) 4

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.

New manga
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.

Elex Media manga (2009.03.25)

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  1. Dorabase (Dorabase: Doraemon Chouyakyuu Gaiden) 13 of 17+ by Mugiwara Shintaro & Fujiko F. Fujio Production
  2. ドラベース ドラえもん超野球外伝 13

    Dorabase: Doraemon Chouyakyuu Gaiden
    ドラベース ドラえもん超野球外伝
    by Mugiwara Shintaro & Fujiko F. Fujio Production
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic, kodomo
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2007.07

  3. Et Cetera 9 of 9 by Nakazaki Tow [Finale]
  4. えとせとら 9

    Et Ceteraえとせとら 」 by Nakazaki Tow
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2001.01
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP (nine volumes)

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

  5. Ghost Sweeper Mikami (GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) 32 of 39 by Shiina Takashi
  6. GS美神 極楽大作戦!! 32

    GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!
    GS美神 極楽大作戦!! 」 by Shiina Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 32 first published in Japan 1998.08

  7. Jungle Boy 8 of 8 by Nakamura Rie [Finale]

    Jungle BoyJUNGLE BOY
    by Nakamura Rie
    AKA J-Boy
    Akita Shoten Mystery Bonita, BL
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 1999.12
    Indonesian version published in a left-to-right format

  9. Naruto 43 of 45+ by Kishimoto Masashi
  10. NARUTO-ナルト- 43

    by Kishimoto Masashi
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 43 first published in Japan 2008.08
    Published in English by VIZ (41 volumes, volume 42 street date: 2009.04.07)

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

  11. Otomen 4 of 7+ by Kanno Aya
  12. オトメン(乙男) 4

    Otomenオトメン(乙男) 」 by Kanno Aya
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.12
    Published in English by Chuang Yi (four volumes, ongoing) and VIZ (one volume, volume 2 street date: 2009.05.05)

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

  13. Roadside Angel (Michibata no Tenshi) 3 of 4 by Emura
  14. 道端の天使 3

    Michibata no Tenshi道端の天使 」 by EMURA
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2004.08
    Finished Indonesian serialization in HanaLaLa

  15. Shugo Chara! 2 of 8+ by PEACH-PIT
  16. しゅごキャラ! 2

    Shugo Chara!しゅごキャラ! 」 by PEACH-PIT
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.12
    Published in English by Del Rey (five volumes, #6 street date: 2009.04.28)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

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

  17. [New] Star Color Present (Hoshiiro no Okurimono) by Touma Rei and TAKUYO
  18. 星色のおくりもの

    Hoshiiro no Okurimono星色のおくりもの
    by Touma Rei and TAKUYO
    Shogakukan Cheese! and Cheese! Zoukan, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.04 and contains:

    • Hoshiiro no Okurimono
    • Antique Wish e Youkoso
    • Sleeping Beauty wa Nemurenai
  19. [New] Thank You by Bob Raigan
  20. Touch 14 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
  21. Touchタッチ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 1984.11

Source: Elex Media STO 25 March 2009

mangazines (2009.03.24)

Shonen Star 51/2009 (Shonen Sunday Indonesian version)
In serialization:

Some summaries

Synopses translated from the Indonesian blurbs in Komikologi Elex March 2009 edition, unless otherwise stated. Any misinterpretations though are all mine.

Dorabase 13
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?

Touch 14
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.

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1 comment:

huamulan03 said...

Adding: This is a partial synopsis for Otomen volume 4 from Chuang Yi (which released the fourth tankou last December)

Ryo's birthday is around the corner, and Asuka dreams of celebrating it with a sweet homemade cake. But horrors of horrors, the lovely Ryo already has an appointment with someone else on that very day! Who could the mystery man be?!

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