Otomen 7, Kungfu Boy Legends 6, Yakitate Japan 12, Shonen Magz 63, Little Detective Trickstar Hoshi 7 of 7, Sersan Keroro Pink, Golden Days 6 (Elex 16 September 2009 manga)

オトメン(乙男) 7

Otomen © Kanno Aya/Hakusensha

Beauty Samurai Asuka takes the back seat (for a while) in Otomen volume 7, as Tachibana Juta DBA (doing business as) Sachihana Jewel barges into the spotlight.

Or rather is dragged in kicking and screaming to center stage... Shoujo manga fans bulldoze the Lovetic manga-ka into holding a Meet-and-Greet, and Juta's so-called composure strains at the seams at the thought of his first love being one of the fans queueing for his autograph!

Meanwhile, Chinmi, Gunte, and Daruto split up to search for Princess Mito, once again abducted by the Zeigan fortress warriors in Kungfu Boy Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) volume 6 by Maekawa Takeshi. In the midst of the quest to find the princess, Chinmi loses track of Gunte, while Daruto encounters another bone-crushing kungfu master.

More on our kungfu boy in Shonen Magz Issue 63 (cover from Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto): Chinmi levels up and learns how to fight enemies with similar martial arts abilities in the latest chapter of the serialized Kungfu Boy Legends.

More summaries (predominantly battle-themed)—for Demon King 27, the final Little Detective Trickstar Hoshi (volume 7), Sersan Keroro Pink, Tale of the Sea King volume 35, Touch 20, and Yakitate!! Japan 12—after the manga list.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2009.09.16)

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  1. Demon King (Majeh) 27 of 32+ by Ra InSoo and Kim JaeHwan
  2. 마제(魔帝) 27

    Majeh마제(魔帝) 」 by Ra InSoo, Kim JaeHwan
    Daiwon C.I. Champ Comics, sonyun
    Volume 27 first published in Korea 2007.11
    King of Hell published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 25 street date: 2009.08.04)

  3. Golden Days 6 of 8 by Takao Shigeru
  4. ゴールデン・デイズ 6

    Golden Daysゴールデン・デイズ
    by Takao Shigeru
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2007.08

  5. Kungfu Boy Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) 6 of 8+ by Maekawa Takeshi
  6. Little Detective Trickstar Hoshi (Suiri no Hoshi-kun) 7 of 7 by Seino Nana [Finale]
  7. 推理の星くん 7

    Suiri no Hoshi-kun推理の星くん 」 by Seino Nana
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Dragon Comics, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2008.09

  8. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 13 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
  9. Urusei Yatsuraうる星やつら 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 1985.04
    Series re-released in 15 wideban and 18 bunkoban volumes

  10. Otomen 7 of 9+ by Kanno Aya
  11. オトメン(乙男) 7

    Otomenオトメン(乙男) 」 by Kanno Aya
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2009.03
    Otomen published in English by VIZ Media (volume 3 street date: 2009.08.04) and Chuang Yi (five volumes, ongoing)

    A live-action drama starring Okada Masaki (as Asuka) and Kaho (Ryo) premiered 1 August 2009 on Japan's Fuji TV. Okada-san and Kaho-san both appeared in the 2007 movie, Tennen Kokekkou or A Gentle Breeze in the Village. Okada-san (also Sekime Kyogo in Hana-Kimi Ike-para) played Osawa Hiromi, boyfriend of Tennen Kokekkou's lead Migita Soyo (Kaho-san).

  12. [New] Sersan Keroro Pink - Pretty Heroines (Keroro Gunsou Pink: Pretty Heroines Hen) by Yoshizaki Mine
  13. ケロロ軍曹Pink プリティヒロインズ編

    Keroro Gunsou Pink: Pretty Heroines Hen
    ケロロ軍曹Pink プリティヒロインズ編
    by Yoshizaki Mine
    Kadokawa Shoten Asuka Comics
    This volume first published in Japan 2004.03

  14. Tale of the Sea King (Kaiouki) 35 of 41+ by Kawahara Masatoshi
  15. 海皇紀 35

    Kaiouki海皇紀 」 by Kawahara Masatoshi
    Also romanized as Kaikouki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 35 first published in Japan 2008.03

  16. Touch 20 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
  17. Touchタッチ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 20 first published in Japan 1985.12

  18. Yakitate!! Japan 12 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi
  19. 焼きたて!!ジャぱん 12

    Yakitate!! Japan焼きたて!!ジャぱん
    by Hashiguchi Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 12 first published in Japan 2004.04
    Yakitate!! Japan published in English by VIZ Media (volume 19 street date: 2009.09.08)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 16 September 2009 (release schedule) and Komikologi September 2009 (synopses, except where noted)
(2) Links like this are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

Synopses continued...

Demon King 27
Majeh마제(魔帝) 」 by Ra InSoo, Kim JaeHwan

Demon King tries to recover his lost memories, using the dream spider, but is constrained from killing anyone within the dream. He, however, breaks the taboo by stabbing his old lover Dohwa, while trying to protect another Dohwa.

Little Detective Trickstar Hoshi 7 of 7 [Finale]
Suiri no Hoshi-kun推理の星くん 」 by Seino Nana

The adventures of the brilliant little detective reaches its climax when Hoshi faces off with the girl genius Claudia in the virtual world.

Sersan Keroro Pink - Pretty Heroines
Keroro Gunsou Pink: Pretty Heroines Hen
ケロロ軍曹Pink プリティヒロインズ編 」 by Yoshizaki Mine

Keroro Pink pretty girls—Momoka, Natsumi, Angol Mois, Koyuki, and of course, mama—enliven Space Invasion Forces Special Advance Team Captain Sergeant Keroro's Pokopen invasion.

Tale of the Sea King 35
海皇紀 」 by Kawahara Masatoshi

Thanks to Al Leonese's ploy, Wollham scores an early victory in the battle against Ronaldia. The soldiers, however, prove careless, allowing a sneak attack by Evil Gwen. Fortunately, Mariseeyu Bizen comes to the rescue. Meanwhile, Fan prepares to attack the Ronaldia navy, unaware that developments are proceeding down paths unforeseen.

Touch 20
タッチ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru

Hard work and perseverance has brought Team Meisei to the regional quarter finals, closer to its dream of a Koshien baseball championship. With only three games to go, what is ace Tatsuya doing, taking things easy?

Yakitate!! Japan 12
焼きたて!!ジャぱん 」 by Hashiguchi Takashi

Team Pantasia goes up against Team U.S.A. in the Monaco Cup finals, with Suwabara Kai leading the charge. How will he fare against the bikini-wearing pâtissier Monica Adenauer?

[Adapted from Amazon's description of the same volume (VIZ Media) edition]

Mangazine: Shonen Magz 63/2009 (Street date: 2009.09.16)

Shonen Magz 63 front cover

Vinland Saga © Yukimura Makoto/Kodansha

Titles in serialization:

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who is a little worried at the speedy release of Otomen *prays that Kanno Aya-sensei will crank out the shoujo series faster so that the Elex release doesn't catch up too soon*

UP NEXT: Other 16 September 2009 manga

Level Comics: For You in Full Blossom 23 of 23 · Cesare 1 by Souryo Fuyumi · A Spirit of the Sun 2 · Over Rev 8 · Tomo'o 1 by Oda Tobira · Jio 1 by Kishimoto Seishi · LIFE 16 · Gun Smith Cats 1 by Sonoda Kenichi

m&c!: Electric Daisy 3 · Love Me Love Me Not 2 · Bleach 15 · A Bad Boy Drinks Tea 1 by Nishimori Hiroyuki · Dive 1 by Mori Eto and Ikeno Masahiro


Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.

manga available this week (9 September 2009 street date)

  • Elex Media: Black Butler 1 · Charming Junkie 13 · Zig Zag 6 · Tokkyu!! 3 · Cross Game 14 · Shugo Chara! 7 · Nakayoshi 72 · Bikings 8 of 8
  • Level Comics: AKU (Boku) 13 of 13 · SORA! 1 · Eagle 7 · Tokyo Juliet 8 · Feverish Girl 7
  • m&c!: Bleach 14 · Goong 17 · NG Life 2 · Happy Café 11 · Love Sign 2 · Touch of Emptiness by Fujitsuka Yuki · Sweet Natsumi by Kohara Yuuko · KOLONI: Ngabuburit

related monthly schedules

Elex September 2009 manga
Premiering The Bodyguard (Kage Kara Mamoru!) by Achi Taro · Fusui Gakuen by Shouji Haruka · Kampfer by Tsukiji Toshihiko · Maria Holic by Endoh Minari · Prince's Girlfriend (Oujisama no Kanojo) by Aihara Miki

Elex August 2009 manga
Premiering six new titles - Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) by Toboso Yana · Pandora Hearts (Mochizuki Jun) · Project X: Seven Eleven · The Ruler of Nabari (Nabari no Ou by Kamatani Yuhki) · School Rumble (Kobayashi Jin) · The Tyr Chronicles (Tireujeongi or Try Electricity by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo)

other invaluable resources

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

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