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5.03.2009

Ouran High School Host Club 1, Juvenile Remix 1, Raiders 1 (Upcoming May 2009 manga, manhwa, and manhua from Elex Media)

Updated to reflect the State of the Elex Nation as at 27 May 2009

あひるの空 6

Ahiru no Sora
© Hinata Takeshi/Kodansha
Published in Indonesia as
SORA - The Wingless Duck by
PT Elex Media Komputindo

I will be away on holidays, so resurrecting the Komikologi monthly manga post series this May. For the actual weekly releases I will miss posting, please check the Elex forum, ne?

Elex May 2009 "Executive Summary"

Sixty-five manga, manhwa, and manhua and five manga anthologies slated.
» Edit: Only 34 (plus the five mangazines) nabbed definite street dates. The total skedded fulfills just over half of committed.

New manga and manhwa

Elex plans to launch in tankou — wait for it... Ouran High School Host Club! (Finally! The Indonesian serialization in HanaLaLa is only up to chapter 43 after all.) Also, Juvenile Remix by Isaka Kotaro and Osuga Megumi and the Raiders sonyun manhwa by Park JinJun.

Two new titles this month comprise the beginnings of Hidaka Banri's Akiyoshi Family universe: Pacar 365 Hari (365-nichi no Koibito) and the follow-up For Endless Love (Owaranai Koi no Tame ni). Both are further labeled Serial Cantik, meaning they will release as part of the larger Elex standalone shoujo/josei line. The other Akiyoshi-ke titles are Ari no Mama no Kimi de Ite, Uta wo Kikasete, and Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai. (I hope Elex publishes these sequels, too, especially That. Last. I Hate You More Than Anyone One!

» Edit: Look for Juvenile Remix and the inceptive Akiyoshi volumes to release in the coming month(s).

Breasted the tape or on the last lap
Emma Bangaihen and TOTO! finish, as do B'T X and Momo The Girl God of Death. Burning Moon, Dear Boys Act II, and Ranma ½ remain benched as at 27 May. (Dareka doesn't want these series to wrap?)

As for the penultimates, Beauty is the Beast 4, Dewi Karin Chu 6, Dragon Drive 13, Fairy-Tale - Motif Brocade 4, and Rose Hip Zero 4 all secured May berths. Dangun 7, Imaginary Beasts 13, and Rough 11 will just have to try harder next month (or months).

Advance guard
Two volume 2's itch to release in May, preempting their premieres: capeta by Soda Masahito (Firefighter Daigo manga-ka) and Harlem Beat Until Dawn (Harlem Beat wa Yoake made) by Takashima Kazusa, the creator of Wild Rock. Found a similar case in the impatient Godhand Teru 15 and ZIG☆ZAG 7. GHT's most recent volume was 13; ZIG☆ZAG's was 5. Expect the earlier volumes to come out before this quartet does. (I do apologize for that yawningly obvious observation.)
» Edit: Harlem Beat Until Dawn volume 1 and Godhand Teru volume 14 were released 13 May; Harlem Beat Until Dawn volume 2 on 27 May.

Meanwhile, there's a trio of manga belatedly advised, that is, these tankou were already advance skedded: Comic Bomber 11, Lum The Invader Girl 10, and A Story of Heroes 24. All three streeted 22 April. Shonen Magz 59/2009 likewise jumped the gun, releasing on 29 April.

Elex Media manga (May 2009 advisory)

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  1. Beauty Is The Beast (Bijo ga Yaju) 4 of 5 by Matsumoto Tomo ✓ [5.06]
  2. Bijo ga Yaju美女が野獣 」 by Matsumoto Tomo
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2004.11
    Finished Indonesian serialization in HanaLaLa
    Beauty Is The Beast published in English by VIZ Media (five volumes)

  3. Bikings 5 of 8 by Fudo Jun
  4. Bikingsバイキングス 」 by Fudo Jun
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2007.12

  5. Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo 18 of 21 by Sawai Yoshio
  6. Bobobo-bo bo-boboボボボーボ・ボーボボ 」 by Sawai Yoshio
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 18 first published in Japan 2005.08
    Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo published in English by VIZ Media (SJ volume 2 street date: 2009.05.05)
    Related series: Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (sequel)

  7. B'T X 16 of 16 by Kurumada Masami [Finale] ✓ [5.27]
  8. B'T Xビート・エックス 」 by Kurumada Masami
    Kadokawa Shoten Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 16 first published in Japan 2000.03
    Re-released in bunko (eight volumes) by Home Sha
    Beat X published in English by TOKYOPOP (up to volume 15)

  9. Burning Moon (Incandescent Moon) 5 of 5 by Selena Lin Qing Hui [Finale]
  10. Burning Moon焚月 」 by Selena Lin Qing Hui
    Sharp Point Press Mon Mon, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Taiwan 2007.08

  11. Capeta 2 of 19+ by Soda Masahito
  12. Change Guy 27 of 31 by Son EunHo and Choi MyungSu ✓ [5.13]
  13. Change Guy체인지가이 」 by Son EunHo and Choi MyungSu
    AKA Quantum Mistake (ADV Manga, discontinued)
    Daiwon C.I. Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 27 first published in Korea 2005.04

  14. Charming Junkie (Nosatsu Junkie) 13 of 16 by Fukuyama Ryoko
  15. Nosatsu Junkie悩殺ジャンキー 」 by Fukuyama Ryoko
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2008.05
    Nosatsu Junkie published in English by TOKYOPOP (six volumes; further publication postponed)

  16. C.M.B. (C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku) 8 of 10+ by Katou Motohiro ✓ [5.06]
  17. [Advanced] Comic Bomber (Hoero Pen) 11 of 13 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko ✓ [4.22]
  18. 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
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star
    Related series: Moeyo Pen (prequel; one volume) · Shin Hoero Pen (sequel; 11 volumes)

  19. Dangun (Onsoku Buster Dangun Dan) 6 of 8 by Teshirogi Takashi ✓ [5.27]
  20. Onsoku Buster Dangun Dan音速バスターDANGUN弾
    by Teshirogi Takashi
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comics, kodomo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2003.05

  21. Dangun (Onsoku Buster Dangun Dan) 7 of 8 by Teshirogi Takashi
  22. Onsoku Buster Dangun Dan音速バスターDANGUN弾
    by Teshirogi Takashi
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comics, kodomo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2003.11

  23. Dear Boys Act II 30 of 30 by Yagami Hiroki [Finale]
  24. Dear Boys Act IIDEAR BOYS ACT2 」 by Yagami Hiroki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 30 first published in Japan 2009.02
    Related series: Dear Boys (prequel) · Dear Boys Act III (sequel)

  25. Dewi Karin Chu (Kamichama Karin chu) 6 of 7 by Koge-Donbo ✓ [5.06]
  26. Kamichama Karin chuかみちゃまかりんchu 」 by Koge-Donbo
    Sequel to Kamichama Karin
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2008.02
    Kamichama Karin chu published in English by Del Rey (volume 5 street date: 2009.07.28)
    Also serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  27. Dorabase (Dorabase: Doraemon Chouyakyuu Gaiden) 14 of 17+ by Mugiwara Shintaro & Fujiko F. Fujio Production ✓ [5.13]
  28. 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 14 first published in Japan 2007.12

  29. Doraemon Comic Quiz 3 by Fujiko F. Fujio ✓ [5.20]
  30. Doraemon Pika-Pika 8 by Fujiko F. Fujio ✓ [5.06]
  31. Dragon Drive 13 of 14 by Sakura Kenichi ✓ [5.06]
  32. Dragon DriveDRAGON DRIVE 」 by Sakura Kenichi
    Shueisha Monthly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2005.08
    Dragon Drive published in English by VIZ Media (volume 14 street date: 2009.06.02)

  33. Eat-Man 11 of 19 by Yoshitomi Akihito
  34. Eat-ManEAT-MAN 」 by Yoshitomi Akihito
    ASCII Media Works Dengeki Comics imprint, shounen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2000.03
    Series initially picked up for English distribution by VIZ; dropped after two volumes

  35. Emma (Emma Bangaihen) 10 of 10 by Mori Kaoru [Finale] ✓ [5.06]
  36. Emma Bangaihenエマ 」 by Mori Kaoru
    Enterbrain Comic Beam, seinen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2008.05
    Emma published in English by CMX (volume 9 street date: 2009.07.07)

  37. Eyeshield 21 v26 of 35+ by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke ✓ [5.27]
  38. Eyeshield 21アイシールド21 」 by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 26 first published in Japan 2007.09
    Eyeshield 21 published in English by VIZ Media (volume 26 street date: 2009.06.02)

  39. Fairy-Tale - Motif Brocade (Otogimoyou Ayanishiki) 4 of 5 by Hikawa Kyouko ✓ [5.06]
  40. Otogimoyou Ayanishikiお伽もよう綾にしき 」 by Hikawa Kyouko
    Hakusensha LaLa and Melody, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2008.05
    Related series: Otogimoyou Ayanishiki Futatabi (sequel; begins serialization from 27 June 2009 in Melody)

  41. Flash of Wind (Kaze Hikaru) 25 of 26+ by Watanabe Taeko ✓ [5.20]
  42. Kaze Hikaru風光る 」 by Watanabe Taeko
    Shogakukan Flowers, josei
    Volume 25 first published in Japan 2008.11
    Kaze Hikaru published in English by VIZ Media (volume 14 street date: 2009.08.04)

  43. [New] For Endless Love (Owaranai Koi no Tame ni) by Hidaka Banri - Serial Cantik
  44. Owaranai Koi no Tame ni終わらない恋のために 」 by Hidaka Banri
    AKA Akiyoshi Family Series 2
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume and Hana to Yume Planet Zoukan, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 1997.01.

    The Akiyoshi-ke series comprises:
    365-nichi no Koibito (Akiyoshi Family Series 1; one volume)
    Ari no Mama no Kimi de Ite (Akiyoshi Family Series 3; one volume)
    Uta wo Kikasete (Akiyoshi Family Series 4; one volume)
    Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai (Akiyoshi Family Series 5; 13 volumes)

  45. Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 19 of 22+ by Arakawa Hiromu ✓ [5.20]
  46. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi鋼の錬金術師 」 by Arakawa Hiromu
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 19 first published in Japan 2008.03
    Published in English by Chuang Yi (18 volumes) and VIZ Media (Fullmetal Alchemist volume 18 street date: 2009.05.19)

  47. Geobreeders 11 of 15+ by Ito Akihiro
  48. Geobreedersジオブリーダーズ 」 by Ito Akihiro
    Shonen Gahosha Young King Ours, seinen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2005.05
    Title formerly picked up for English distribution by CPM (license expired and the company has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy)
    Related series: Geobreeders AA (Geobreeders Atomic Attack) by Ito Akihiro and Imakake Isamu (spin-off; one volume)

  49. Godhand Teru 15 of 46+ by Yamamoto Kazuki
  50. GodHand Teruゴッドハンド輝 」 by Yamamoto Kazuki
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 15 first published in Japan 2003.12

    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 premiered 11 April 2009.

  51. Golden Days 2 of 8 by Takao Shigeru ✓ [5.13]
  52. Golden Daysゴールデン・デイズ 」 by Takao Shigeru
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.04

  53. Golden Days 3 of 8 by Takao Shigeru [1]
  54. Golden Daysゴールデン・デイズ 」 by Takao Shigeru
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2006.08

  55. Ghost Sweeper Mikami (GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) 34 of 39 by Shiina Takashi
  56. GS Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!GS美神 極楽大作戦!!
    by Shiina Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 34 first published in Japan 1999.01

  57. Harlem Beat Until Dawn (Harlem Beat wa Yoake made) 2 of 5 by Takashima Kazusa ✓ [5.27]
  58. Harlem Beat wa Yoake madeハーレムビートは夜明けまで
    by Takashima Kazusa
    Kadokawa Shoten Asuka, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2003.07
    Published in English as Mad Love Chase by TOKYOPOP (volume 1 street date: 2009.09.01)

  59. Imaginary Beasts (Genjuu no Seiza) 13 of 14 by Akino Matsuri
  60. Genjuu no Seiza幻獣の星座 」 by Akino Matsuri
    Also romanized as Genjyu no Seiza
    Akita Shoten Horror Comics Special, shoujo
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2005.10
    Genju no Seiza published in English by TOKYOPOP (eight volumes)

  61. [Premiere] Juvenile Remix (Maou - Juvenile Remix) 1 of 8+ by Isaka Kotaro and Osuga Megumi
  62. Maou - Juvenile Remix魔王 JUVENILE REMIX
    by Isaka Kotaro and Osuga Megumi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.11

  63. Kaiser Z 2 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi
  64. Kaiser Z天空の覇者Z 」 by Uno Hiroshi
    Kodansha Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 1997.10

  65. Legend of the Cursed Sword (Pageomgi) 24 of 37+ by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong ✓ [5.27]
  66. Pageomgi or PaGumKi파검기 」 by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong
    Daiwon CI Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 24 first published in Korea 2006.01
    Chronicles of the Cursed Sword published in English by TOKYOPOP (23 volumes)

  67. Little Detective Trickstar Hoshi (Suiri no Hoshi-kun) 5 of 7+ by Seino Nana [1]
  68. Suiri no Hoshi-kun推理の星くん 」 by Seino Nana
    Shogakukan CoroCoro, kodomo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.01

  69. [Advanced] Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 10 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko ✓ [4.22]
  70. 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

  71. MÄR 11 of 15 by Anzai Nobuyuki ✓ [5.06]
  72. MARMAR 」 by Anzai Nobuyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2005.09
    MAR: Märchen Awakens Romance published in English by VIZ Media and Chuang Yi (both publications concluded)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star (ongoing)

  73. Masked Rider Spirits (Kamen Rider Spirits) 8 of 16+ by Ishinomori Shotaro and Muraeda Kenichi ✓ [5.13]
  74. Kamen Rider Spirits仮面ライダーSPIRITS
    by Ishinomori Shotaro and Muraeda Kenichi
    AKA The Legend of Masked Riders
    Kodansha Magazine Z, seinen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2005.09
    Serialized in Shonen Magz

  75. Momo The Girl God of Death (Shinigami no Ballad) 3 of 3 by Izumi Asuka and Hasegawa K-Suke [Finale] ✓ [5.13]
  76. Shinigami no Balladしにがみのバラッド。
    by Izumi Asuka and Hasegawa K-Ske
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2007.06
    Ballad of a Shinigami published in English by CMX (volume 3 street date: 2009.12.30) and Chuang Yi (concluded)
    Related series: Shinigami no Ballad light novels by Hasegawa K-Ske, illustrated by Nanakusa (adapted from)

  77. Mr. Fullswing 20 of 24 by Suzuki Shinya
  78. Mr. FULLSWINGMr.FULLSWING 」 by Suzuki Shinya
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 20 first published in Japan 2005.10

  79. New Legenda Naga (Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen) 2 of 5+ by Yamahara Yoshito ✓ [5.13]
  80. 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 2 first published in Japan 2008.01

  81. [Premiere] Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club) 1 of 14+ by Hatori Bisco ✓ [5.27]
  82. Ouran Koukou Host Club桜蘭高校ホスト部 」 by Hatori Bisco
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2003.08
    Ouran High School Host Club published in English by VIZ Media (volume 12 street date: 2009.06.02) and Chuang Yi (as Ouran High Host Club; 13 volumes, ongoing)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  83. [New] Pacar 365 Hari (365-nichi no Koibito) by Hidaka Banri - Serial Cantik
  84. 365-nichi no Koibito365日の恋人 」 by Hidaka Banri
    AKA Akiyoshi Family Series 1
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 1996.07.

    The Akiyoshi-ke series comprises:
    Owaranai Koi no Tame ni (Akiyoshi Family Series 2; one volume; releasing in Indonesia as For Endless Love)
    Ari no Mama no Kimi de Ite (Akiyoshi Family Series 3; one volume)
    Uta wo Kikasete (Akiyoshi Family Series 4; one volume)
    Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai (Akiyoshi Family Series 5; 13 volumes)

  85. Peter Panda 2 of 4 by Na YeRi ✓ [5.20]
  86. Peter Panda피터판다(Peter Panda) 」 by Na YeRi
    Daiwon C.I., soonjung
    Volume 2 first published in Korea 2006.03
    Published in English by DramaQueen (two volumes)

  87. The Pitcher (Nanto Magoroku) 67 of 70+ by Sadayasu Kei ✓ [5.13]
  88. Nanto Magorokuなんと孫六 」 by Sadayasu Kei
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 67 first published in Japan 2007.12

  89. Q.E.D (Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo) 31 of 32+ by Katou Motohiro
  90. Q.E.D. Shomei ShuryoQ.E.D.証明終了 」 by Katou Motohiro
    Kodansha Magazine E-no (formerly Magazine GREAT), shounen
    Volume 31 first published in Japan 2008.10
    Published in traditional Chinese as Wonder Little Detective by Tong Li (Taiwan)

  91. [Premiere] Raiders 1 of 4+ by Park JinJun ✓ [5.27]
  92. Raiders레이더스 」 by Park JinJun (or Park JinJoon)
    Daiwon C.I. Super Champ,sonyun
    Volume 1 first published in Korea 2007.07
    Raiders published in English by Yen Press (volume 1 street date: 2009.12.15)

  93. Ranma ½ 38 of 38 by Takahashi Rumiko [Finale]
  94. Ranma ½新装版 らんま1/2 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 38 first published in Japan 2003.10
    Ranma ½ published in English by VIZ Media (36 volumes, complete/condensed)

  95. Rocket Man 7 of 10 by Katou Motohiro
  96. Rocket Manロケットマン 」 by Katou Motohiro
    Kodansha Magazine GREAT and Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2004.02
    Series rereleased starting 2009.02 (four volumes by 2009.03)

  97. Rose Hip Zero 4 of 5 by Fujisawa Toru ✓ [5.27]
  98. Rose Hip ZeroROSE HIP ZERO 」 by Fujisawa Toru
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2006.04
    Rose Hip Zero published in English by TOKYOPOP (five volumes)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Magz
    Related series: Rose Hip Rose and Magnum Rose Hip (sequels)

  99. Rough 11 of 12 by Adachi Mitsuru
  100. Roughラフ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 1989.09
    Series rereleased in six wideban, seven bunkoban, and 4 My First Wide editions
    Translated into French by Glenat

  101. Sentaro (Pikupiku Sentarou) 32 of 32+ by Nunoura Tsubasa ✓ [5.06]
  102. Pikupiku Sentarouぴくぴく仙太郎 」 by Nunoura Tsubasa
    Kodansha Be Love, josei
    Volume 32 first published in Japan 2009.01

  103. Sersan Keroro (Keroro Gunsou) 15 of 18+ by Yoshizaki Mine ✓ [5.27]
  104. Keroro Gunsouケロロ軍曹 」 by Yoshizaki Mine
    AKA Sergeant Keroro, Sgt. Frog
    Kadokawa Shoten, Shonen Ace, shounen
    Volume 15 first published in Japan 2007.07
    Sgt. Frog published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 17 street date: 2009.05.05)

  105. Sexy Simpleton 2 of 8 by Hwang MiRee ✓ [5.20]
  106. Sexy Simpleton섹시한 못난이 」 by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Followed by a 9-volume sequel, New Sexy Simpleton

  107. Shugo Chara! 3 of 8+ by PEACH-PIT ✓ [5.06]
  108. Shugo Chara!しゅごキャラ! 」 by PEACH-PIT
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2007.03
    Shugo Chara! published in English by Del Rey (volume 7 street date: 2009.09.29)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  109. Skip Beat! 14 of 22+ by Nakamura Yoshiki ✓ [5.13]
  110. Skip Beat!スキップ・ビート! 」 by Nakamura Yoshiki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2006.10
    Skip Beat! published in English by VIZ Media (volume 18 street date: 2009.05.05)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  111. SORA - The Wingless Duck (Ahiru no Sora) 6 of 23+ by Hinata Takeshi [2]
  112. Ahiru no Soraあひるの空 」 by Hinata Takeshi
    AKA Sora's Sky
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2005.03

  113. [Advanced] A Story of Heroes (Heroes) 24 of 37 by Choi Mir ✓ [4.22]
  114. Heroes 강호패도기 」 by Choi Mir
    Daiwon C.I. Champ Comics, sonyun
    Volume 24 first published in Korea 2004.10

  115. Tale of the Sea King (Kaiouki) 32 of 39+ by Kawahara Masatoshi ✓ [5.20]
  116. Kaiouki海皇紀 」 by Kawahara Masatoshi
    Also romanized as Kaikouki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 32 first published in Japan 2007.06

  117. TOTO! 5 of 5 by Osada Yu-Ko [Finale] ✓ [5.06]
  118. Toto! The Wonderful Adventure by Osada Yu-Ko
    トト!the wonderful adventure
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Related series: The Wonderful Legend of Toto (first version, two volumes)
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2005.11
    Toto! The Wonderful Adventure published in English by Del Rey (volume 5 street date: 2009.05.19)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz

  119. Touch 16 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
  120. Touchタッチ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 16 first published in Japan 1985.04

  121. Western Shotgun 32 of 36+ by Park MinSeo
  122. Western Shotgun웨스턴 샷건 」 by Park MinSeo
    Daiwon C.I., Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 32 first published in Korea 2008.03
    Published in English as Blazin' Barrels (TOKYOPOP, discontinued)

  123. Yotsuba&! (Yotsubato!) 8 of 9+ by Azuma Kiyohiko
  124. Yotsubato!よつばと! 」 by Azuma Kiyohiko
    ASCII Media Works Dengeki Daioh, seinen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2008.08
    Yotsuba&! published in English by ADV Manga (discontinued) and Yen Press (starting from volume 6; street date: 2009.09.15)
    Related series: Try! Try! Try! (precursor one-shot)

  125. Zig-Zag (ZIG☆ZAG) 7 of 9 by Nakaji Yuki
  126. ZIG☆ZAGZIG★ZAG 」 by Nakaji Yuki
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2008.01
    Published in English by Chuang Yi (eight volumes, ongoing) and TOKYOPOP (three volumes, on hiatus)

NOTE
[1] Misprint kamoshiremasen but Golden Days 2 appears twice in the May Komikologi. I assume the other was supposed to be Golden Days 3, hence the inclusion in the above list. Similarly, the same bulletin advises that Little Detective Trickstar 10 is expected to street in May; Impossible given that the latest issue out in JAPAN is volume 7. So corrected to volume 5.
[2] Meanwhile, I know SORA - The Wingless Duck 7 is a typo. Volume 6 is the cover of the May Komikologi.
Links like this are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

mangazines (May 2009)

HanaLaLa 38/2009 ✓ [5.19]

Hana to Yume and LaLa titles in serialization:

Nakayoshi Gress! 68/2009 ✓ [5.12]

Regular Nakayoshi serials:

Nakayoshi Lovely Peach ✓ [5.27]

A Nakayoshi special issue, mainly comprising Kodansha one-shots or shorts. This Indonesian Nakayoshi Lovely is Issue #5 and features the premiere of Kashiwagi Shiho's Cocoa!

[Advanced] Shonen Magz 59/2009✓ [4.29]

Draws primarily from Shounen Magazine, though there have been seinen (Afternoon, Magazine Z) exceptions. Currently in serialization:

Shonen Star 53/2009 ✓ [5.27]

The Indonesian Shonen Sunday, with some excursions into Sunday GX. Titles in serialization:

Source: Komikologi Elex May 2009 issue

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Level Comics May 2009 manga:
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~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) desu

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related links

Weekly release schedules: 5.06 | 5.13 | 5.20 | 5.27

other invaluable resources

7&Y · Amazon Japan · Baka-Updates Manga · Ubook · manaworld.com · books.com.tw

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Tweaked, IV: 2009.12.11

3 comments:

deirdre-shojo said...

what's sonyun manhwa?

huamulan03 said...

Korean shounen manga ^^

Thanks for the comment, deirdre-shojo-san!

RedMoonGurl said...

This is a nifty little site, I saw Ouran in your tags and this is a great place to learn more about it ^_^. http://tinyurl.com/OuranHighInfo

-RMG

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