This week

Manga street dates: Elex (4.16) · Level (4.16) · m&c! (4.16)
Hayate The Combat Butler! Cuties, Mon–Fri, 630pm WIB (Animax Asia)

It’s sunny side up manga + anime’s anniversary month!
Happy anniversary to Telor Ceplok, chuu
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Ittoki Otoya birthday card

And, of course, Happy Birthday to Ittoki-kun♥

4.15.2009

Tail of the Moon 15 of 15, Day Dream, Sexy Simpleton 1, Trigun Maximum 10, HanaLaLa 37, Hayate The Combat Butler 13 (Elex Media 22 April 2009 manga)

トライガン・マキシマム 10

Trigun Maximum © Nightow Yasuhiro/Shonen Gahosha

Among the Elex titles releasing on 22 April is Day Dream, an anthology of romantic shorts by the Be My Sweet Darling manhwa-ga, one of which is titled "Save the Brother." (Synopsis below.)

Beatrice mistakenly believes that her older brother Yohannes turned gay because of his friendship with Raino. To save Yohannes from Raino's clutches, Beatrice tries to evict Raino from their house, not realizing that Raino actually has feelings for her.

[Summary translated from Komikologi]

Elex is releasing Day Dream under Serial Cantik, its standalone shoujo line.

Meanwhile, another soonjung manhwa, Sexy Simpleton by Hwang MiRi, finally debuts this release. (It had originally been skedded for December.) The series summary (along with blurbs for Burning Moon 4, Ghost Sweeper Mikami 33, the final Roadside Angel (volume 4), Tale of the Sea King 31, and Fifteenth Night of Vampire Knight) hides behind the cut.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2009.04.22)

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  1. Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo 17 of 21 by Sawai Yoshio
  2. ボボボーボ・ボーボボ 17

    Bobobo-bo bo-boboボボボーボ・ボーボボ
    by Sawai Yoshio
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 2005.05
    Sequel: Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
    Published in English by VIZ Media (one SJ edition, SJ volume 2 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.

  3. Burning Moon (Incandescent Moon) 4 of 5 by Selena Lin Qing Hui
  4. 焚月 4

    Burning Moon焚月 」 by Selena Lin Qing Hui
    Sharp Point Press Mon Mon, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Taiwan 2007.01

  5. Comic Bomber (Hoero Pen) 11 of 13 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
  6. 吼えろペン 11

    Hoero Pen吼えろペン 」 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
    AKA Be Growl, Pen
    Shogakukan Sunday Gene-X, seinen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2004.07
    Prequel: Moeyo Pen (one volume)
    Sequel: Shin Hoero Pen (11 volumes)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

  7. Dangun (Onsoku Buster Dangun Dan) 5 of 8 by Teshirogi Takashi
  8. 音速バスターDANGUN弾 5

    Onsoku Buster Dangun Dan
    音速バスターDANGUN弾
    by Teshirogi Takashi
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comics, kodomo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2002.10

  9. [New] Day Dream by Do Chan (Serial Cantik line)
  10. Ghost Sweeper Mikami (GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) 33 of 39 by Shiina Takashi
  11. Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku) 13 of 19+ by Hata Kenjiro
  12. ハヤテのごとく! 13

    Hayate no Gotokuハヤテのごとく!
    by Hata Kenjiro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2007.10
    Published in English by VIZ Media (10 volumes; volume 11 street date: 2009.05.12)

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

  13. Imaginary Beasts (Genjuu no Seiza) 12 of 14 by Akino Matsuri
  14. 幻獣の星座 12

    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 12 first published in Japan 2005.04
    English Genju no Seiza published by TOKYOPOP (eight volumes)

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

  15. InuYasha 31 - 40 (of 56) by Takahashi Rumiko [Box set @ IDR 135,000]
  16. InuYasha犬夜叉 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    These volumes first published in Japan from 2003.07 to 2005.05
    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.

  17. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 10 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
  18. Urusei Yatsuraうる星やつら 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 1982.03
    Series re-released in 15 wideban and 18 bunkoban volumes
    Licensed for North American distribution by VIZ Media

  19. Momo The Girl God of Death (Shinigami no Ballad) 2 of 3 by Izumi Asuka and Hasegawa K-Suke
  20. しにがみのバラッド。 2

    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 2 first published in Japan 2006.08
    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.

  21. My Adorable Fatty Girl 2 by Lee HeeJong
  22. Roadside Angel (Michibata no Tenshi) 4 of 4 by Emura [Finale]
  23. 道端の天使 4

    Michibata no Tenshi道端の天使 」 by EMURA
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2004.10
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  24. Seri Tokoh Dunia 1 - 10 by Norratri dll [Box set @ IDR 165,000]
  25. Seri Tokoh Dunia 11 - 20 by Norratri dll [Box set @ IDR 165,000]
  26. [Premiere] Sexy Simpleton 1 of 8 by Hwang MiRi
  27. Sexy Simpleton 1 (Elex Media)

    Sexy Simpleton섹시한 못난이 」 by Hwang MiRi
    Samyang, soonjung
    Followed by a 9-volume sequel, New Sexy Simpleton

  28. A Story of Heroes 24 by Choi Mir
  29. Tail of the Moon (Tsuki no Shippo) 15 of 15 by Ueda Rinko [Finale]
  30. 月のしっぽ 15

    Tsuki no Shippo月のしっぽ 」 by Ueda Rinko
    Shueisha Margaret, shoujo
    Volume 15 first published in Japan 2007.08
    Published in English by VIZ Media (15 volumes)
    Sequel to the one-volume Tsuki no Toiki Ai no Kizu (月の吐息 愛の傷), published by VIZ as Tail of the Moon Prequel: The Other Hanzo

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

  31. Tale of the Sea King (Kaiouki) 31 of 39+ by Kawahara Masatoshi
  32. 海皇紀 31

    Kaiouki海皇紀 」 by Kawahara Masatoshi
    Also romanized as Kaikouki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 31 first published in Japan 2007.03

  33. Trigun Maximum 10 of 14 by Nightow Yasuhiro
  34. トライガン・マキシマム 10

    Trigun Maximumトライガン・マキシマム
    by Nightow Yasuhiro
    Shonen Gahosha Young King Ours, seinen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2004.12
    Published in English by Chuang Yi (two bunko volumes, complete) and in North America by Dark Horse Comics in cooperation with DMP (14 volumes)

    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 22 April 2009 STO

mangazines (2009.04.21)

HanaLaLa 37/2009 (Indonesian Hana to Yume and LaLa)
Highlights:

HanaLaLa 37/2009 front cover

Titles in serialization:

  1. Alice Academy (Gakuen Alice) by Higuchi Tachibana (latest chapter this issue: 61)
  2. Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) by Fujiwara Kiyo (latest chapter: 16)
  3. [Premiere] Darling by Uno Ayumi
  4. Dragon's Fiancé (Ryuu no Hanawazurai) by Kusakawa Nari (latest chapter: 8)
  5. English School Wars (Eikaiwa School Wars) by Matsumoto Tomo (latest chapter: 9)
  6. Fruits Basket by Takaya Natsuki (latest chapters: 122)
  7. La Corda D'Oro (Kin Iro no Corda) by Kure Yuki (latest chapter: 38)
  8. Mr. ERMINE (Okojo-san) by Uno Ayumi (latest chapter: 73)
  9. Mr. ERMINE Si Penguasa (Okojo-banchou) by Uno Ayumi (latest chapter: 17)
  10. Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club) by Hatori Bisco (latest chapter: 43)
  11. Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) by Tsukuba Sakura (latest chapter: 26)
  12. Skip Beat! by Nakamura Yoshiki (latest chapter: 83-84)
  13. Vampire Knight by Hino Matsuri (latest chapter: 15)
  14. V.B. Rose by Hidaka Banri (latest chapter: 37)
  15. With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) by Tokeino Hari (latest chapter: 36)

Featured blurb: Vampire Knight

Maria Kurenai chooses not to live in the Moon Dormitory, for the sake of maintaining peace in the Night Class. Meanwhile, Aido-senpai tells Zero that Maria is just a distant relative of Hiou Shizuka who slaughtered Zero's parents. But when Zero confronts Maria, she herself admits that Zero is able to sense her because of the blood bond between them.

[Summary translated from the Indonesian blurb in Komikologi April, with additions from Chuang Yi's manga volume 4]

the rest of the promised summaries

Summaries translated/adapted from the Indonesian blurbs in the April Komikologi bulletin (unless stated otherwise). If you find any mistakes or misinterpretations, address your corrections to me.

Burning Moon 4
by Selena Lin Qing Hui

Shudan reincarnates as Yutong and Chenfeng as Weiqian. Shulan returns as Ziying who unceasingly pursues Weiqian, while Xianglin becomes Yutong's older sib, Yancheng. Princess Yanping becomes Feifei, nursing unrequited feelings for Yancheng. What's to become of the love and strife among our characters now?

Ghost Sweeper Mikami 33
GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!! by Shiina Takashi

Mikami can't stand seeing Yokoshima and Luciola who seem to have taken leave of their wits. At the same time, someone appears, looking like Astaroth. Coincidence? Or yet another Astaroth scheme?

Roadside Angel 4 of 4
Michibata no Tenshi by EMURA

Tequila and Catrew's performance is a success, but this only outrages the Vroscham family, leading to an assault on Kojutsu village. Catrew tries to summon the gods of war but fails, until an arrow wounds Amalatte, sparking Catrew's rage and enabling her to finally call down the gods. The retaliation promises to be horrific.

Sexy Simpleton 1
by Hwang MiRi

Mi Ju, a beautiful model of cosmetics, and her schoolmate Yu Jin are thrown back into a past in which attitudes towards beautiful women are radically different. Whereas in the present, Mi Ju receives accolades for her beauty and height, in this time, she is considered ugly. How are Mi Ju and Yu Jin supposed to get back to their own time?

Tale of the Sea King 31
Kaiouki by Kawahara Masatoshi

海皇紀 31

Kaiouki © Kawahara Masatoshi/Kodansha

To seize control of the Sanal fleet without casualties, Fan lures the new admiral Wolka Beas into a battle that the latter wins. Fan is unfazed by the outcome, declaring that that was the predicted result. Then, with only four men and under cover of night, Fan sneaks into the Sanal headquarters.

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manga available this week

  • Level Comics manga (4.15): Descendants of Darkness 4, The Black Swindler 6, Tokyo Juliet 4, and Vagabond 26
  • Elex Media manga (4.15): Otomen 5, C.M.B. 7, Kungfu Boy Legends 5, InuYasha 44, Mr. Fullswing 19, Beauty is the Beast 3, and Peter Panda 1, among others
  • m&c! manga (4.15): Grand Sun 2, Alive 12, and Ghost Tales 5, among others

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