Skip Beat! 15, Ouran High School Host Club 6, La Corda D'Oro 4, Prince's Girlfriend by Aihara Miki, Railroad 1 by Yun MiKyung, Shonen Star 58 (Elex Media 21 October 2009 manga and manhwa)

桜蘭高校ホスト部 6 スキップ・ビート! 15

Ouran Koukou Host Club © Bisco Hatori/Hakusensha
Skip Beat! © Nakamura Yoshiki/Hakusensha

Kyouya or Shou? Couldn't decide so I led with both of them for this here Elex manga schedule.

In Skip Beat! volume 15, Reino presses his creepy advantage with Kyoko who is scared witless of the V.G. vocalist. Which childhood friend will come to Kyoko's aid? The apprehensive Ren who's working fast to arrive on location earlier than planned or Shou who's already in Karuizawa?

Which one do you think? *snickers*

More hijinks ensue in Ouran High School Host Club volume 6 with the upcoming Ouran Festival. All clubs and classes vie for the Central Salon, the choicest of choice locations. The Host Club is one of the prime contenders, but the American football club is not about to let our boys (and bifauxnen) get their way. Are the football guys then behind the daily threatening letters sent to the Host Club warning Tamaki and Co. to back off? [With additions from Chuang Yi's synopsis for the same volume]

New manga and manhwa

The slice of life manhwa Railroad by Yun MiKyung tells the heartwarming story of Ha Min, working as a train conductor on an arcadian slow train. But technology has caught up and Ha Min is transferred to a city train, where life is less languid. Even so, Ha Min discovers the bright side of working the new railroad. [Adapted from the series desciption on Baka-Updates Manga]

Meanwhile, in the mind candy that is Prince's Girlfriend (Oujisama no Kanojo by Aihara Miki), squees erupt at Michiru's school when four Arab princes transfer in. The quartet don't look anything like the bearded, round-faced stereotype in the girls' minds; one of them even has mixed (Western) blood. Will Michiru's dream of having a prince propose to her finally come true? [With additions from The Evil Empire's series desciption on Baka-Updates Manga]

More synopses—for the penultimate Sexy Simpleton (volume 7), Shugo Chara! volume 8, and La Corda D'Oro, Sweet Lollipop Return!, and Tokkyu!! (all volume 4)—after the manga list.


In Issue 58 of Shonen Star (Indonesian version of Shonen Sunday), which streets next Wednesday, Shigeru tries to escape the fate of turning into a gangster in Hashiguchi Takashi's Yakitate!! Japan.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2009.10.21)

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  1. Kaiser Z 7 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi
  2. 天空の覇者Z 7

    Kaizer Z天空の覇者Z 」 by Uno Hiroshi
    Kodansha Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 1999.07

  3. La Corda D'Oro (Kin Iro no Corda) 4 of 13+ by Kure Yuki
  4. 金色のコルダ 4

    Kin Iro no Corda金色のコルダ 」 by Kure Yuki
    Hakusensha LaLa, LaLa DX, and LaLa Special, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2005.08
    La Corda D'Oro published in English by VIZ Media (volume 11 street date: 2009.10.06) and Chuang Yi (six volumes, ongoing)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  5. Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club) 6 of 15+ by Hatori Bisco
  6. 桜蘭高校ホスト部 6

    Ouran Koukou Host Club桜蘭高校ホスト部
    by Hatori Bisco
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2005.07
    Ouran High School Host Club published in English by VIZ Media (volume 13 street date: 2009.11.03) and Chuang Yi (as Ouran High Host Club; 14 volumes, ongoing)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  7. [New] Prince's Girlfriend (Oujisama no Kanojo) by Aihara Miki - Serial Cantik
  8. 王子様の彼女

    Oujisama no Kanojo王子様の彼女 」 by Aihara Miki
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2006.07

  9. [Premiere] Railroad 1 of 3 by Yun MiKyung
  10. Sexy Simpleton 7 of 8 by Hwang MiRee
  11. Sexy Simpleton섹시한 못난이 」 by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Followed by a 9-volume sequel, New Sexy Simpleton

  12. Shugo Chara! 8 of 10+ by PEACH-PIT
  13. しゅごキャラ! 8

    Shugo Chara!しゅごキャラ! 」 by PEACH-PIT
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2008.12
    Shugo Chara! published in English by Del Rey (volume 7 street date: 2009.09.29)
    Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  14. Skip Beat! 15 of 23+ by Nakamura Yoshiki
  15. スキップ・ビート! 15

    Skip Beat!スキップ・ビート!
    by Nakamura Yoshiki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 15 first published in Japan 2007.02
    Skip Beat! published in English by VIZ Media (volume 19 street date: 2009.10.06)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  16. Sweet Lollipop Return! (Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop) 4 of 6 by Kikuta Michiyo
  17. もどって!まもって!ロリポップ 4

    Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop by Kikuta Michiyo
    Sequel to Mamotte! Lollipop
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.10
    Serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi

  18. Tokkyu!! 4 of 20 by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro
  19. トッキュー!! 4

    by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2004.10
    Serialized first in Shonen Magz

(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 21 October 2009 (release schedule) and Komikologi October and 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...

La Corda D'Oro 4
Kin Iro no Corda金色のコルダ 」 by Kure Yuki

Rumors are rife that Tsukimori will emerge the winner of the next selection because of his parents, a charge Kahoko repudiates. Even with her rebuttal, it does appear that Tsukimori is affected by his parents' reputation.

Chuang Yi has a different synopsis. There's the link.

Sexy Simpleton 7
섹시한 못난이 」 by Hwang MiRee

Yu jin who has come back for Mi ju faces Han min once more. To pay back Ma no, will the King let Mi ju go?

Shugo Chara! 8
しゅごキャラ! 」 by PEACH-PIT

When Tadase Hotori confesses his feelings for Amu, Ikuto, hiding in Amu's closet overhears and makes fun of Tadase, wounding the other boy. Meanwhile, Easter captures Ikuto. Does this have anything to do with Ikuto's violet violin?

[With additions from this Wiki article]

Sweet Lollipop Return! 4
Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipopもどって!まもって!ロリポップ 」 by Kikuta Michiyo

Being in one high school with guardians Zero and Ichii, Nina has to contend with the members of Zero and Ichii's fan clubs, in addition to facing attacks by the other magic test participants. Poor Nina! Does this spell the end of the lovey dovey rabu with Zero?

Tokkyu!! 4
トッキュー!! 」 by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro

Hyogo tries to rescue a child stuck inside a hole that leads ultimately leads to the open sea. The clock is ticking and the child's strength is fading...

Mangazines: Shonen Star 58/2009

Shonen Star 58 front cover

Yakitate!! Japan © Hashiguchi Takashi/Shogakukan

Featured story: Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi

Losing this round means Shigeru has to join the yakuza?! Team Japan is not about to let that happen, but unfortunately, the theme and city Shigeru picks is the enemy's strong point!

Shogakukan titles in serialization: Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) by Aoyama Gosho · D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji · Dr. Koto Shinryoujo by Yamada Takatoshi · 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

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who missed getting the VIZ edition of Skip Beat! 15 when she went on a Skip Beat! spree

UP NEXT: More 21 October 2009 manga

Level Comics: Life Existence 2 and 3 of 3 (concurrent release) · Psychometrist Eiji 8 · Love & Collage 8 · Hotaru's Light 8 · Officer Monju 1 (RESKED) · Happy Hello Work at Age 21 (Takunabi) 1

m&c!: A Bad Boy Drinks Tea 2 · The Lovely Wizard (Renai Chuudokuteki Senjutsushi) 3 · Happy Café 12 · Gash Bell 32 · Hack XXXX 2 of 2 · Gift Under The Rainbow 2 of 2 · Midnight Express by Yasuko · My Summer Love) by Shibano Yuka · Let's Make a Wish by Takebayashi Sao · Let's Meet at School Tonight) by Chiba Kozue


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

manga available this week (14 October 2009 street date)

  • Elex Media: Pandora Hearts 2 · In a Distant Time 15 · Hayate The Combat Butler 16 · Akiyoshi Family Series 2, 3, and 4 (For Endless Love; Stay the Same; and Let Me Hear The Lyric;) · Nakayoshi 73 · Shonen Magz 64
  • Level Comics: Triple Kiss 1 of 2 by Shimaki Ako · Ice Forest 1 by Saito Chiho · Death's Notice 2 · Gokusen 10 · When You Wish Upon a Star 7 of 7 · Descendants of Darkness 8 · Gun Smith Cats 2
  • m&c!: NG Life 3 · Sparkling Gingachou 5 · 37 C Boyfriend by Minase Ai · My Glasses Girl by Jinna Mai · My Dear Princess by Furumiya Kazuko

related monthly schedules

  • Elex October 2009 manga
    Continuing Skip Beat! (volume 15); Premiering Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji (Nekomix Toraji) by Tamura Yumi · The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima) by Yamaguchi Noboru & Mochizuki Nana · I Hate You More Than Anyone (Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai) by Hidaka Banri · Railroad by Yun MiKyung (volumes 1-3 simultaneous release) · The Real Fake Princess by Ihuan · Keroro Gunsou Black by Yoshizaki Mine · Steel Rose by Ryan · Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato; Concluding Harlem Beat Until Dawn · Mr. Fullswing
  • 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

other invaluable resources

7&Y · Amazon Japan · Baka-Updates Manga · Wikipedia

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