The Ruler of Nabari 4, Kurozakuro 1, 7 SEEDS 14, HanaLaLa 44 (Elex 25 November 2009 manga)

Also, Detektif Conan Special 30, New Legenda Naga 4, and I Hate You More Than Anyone 2.

隠の王 4

Nabari no Ou © Kamatani Yuhki/Square Enix
Published in Indonesia as The Ruler of Nabari by Elex Media Komputindo

Raimei follows a bloody trail of clues to the Fuma village in her retribution-bent pursuit of older sib Raikou, but can she succeed in restoring the clan's honor when she finally clashes swords with her traitorous elder brother? Find out in The Ruler of Nabari volume 4 — which far and away leads the pack of Elex manga GET! this release.

Meanwhile, Hana and her group accept Summer Team A's offer of succor, staying in the group's village to escape a second predator attack in volume 14 of Tamura Yumi's 7SEEDS, winner of the 2007 Shogakukan Award for shoujo manga. They successfully integrate into the community, but can this haven really be what it seems?

Elsewhere, it's secret rooms, codes, and a vanishing enemy. But no ruse, no matter how perfect, nor blood-soaked hills and seas filled with evil can obscure the truth as Conan sees it; they only whet the detective's appetite to solve the mystery and put away the culprit in volume 30 of the Detektif Conan Special.

More summaries of latest installments (Godhand Teru 17, LUM The Invader Girl 16, Masked Rider Spirits 11, New Legenda Naga 4, Ruler of the Land 45, and the penultimate Sweet Lollipop Return!) after the manga list/behind the cut.

New manga

Following the example set by Kekkaishi and Wild Life, Natsume Yoshinori's Kurozakuro becomes the third Shonen Star serial in as many weeks to compile in tankou: Sakurai Mikito is a gentle senior high student who would rather be oppressee than oppressor, repelled as he is by the thought of inflicting harm on others. This changes when he meets the mysterious Zakuro who grants him a monstrous power that kindles the desire to devour... humans.


Once again V.B. Rose front-covered, HanaLaLa (Issue 44) features twice the Alice Academy goodness with the simultaneous escape of Story 70 and 71. The Indonesian Hana to Yume and LaLa adds an extra dollop of shoujo icing in the form of a one-shot—Double Crown—from Dragon's Fiancé manga-ka Kusakawa Nari.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2009.11.25)

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  1. 7 Seeds 14 of 16+ by Tamura Yumi
  2. 7SEEDS 14

    7SEEDS7SEEDS 」 by Tamura Yumi
    Shogakukan Flowers and Betsucomi, shoujo
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2009.01

  3. Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo 21 of 21 by Sawai Yoshio [Finale]
  4. ボボボーボ・ボーボボ 21

    Bobobo-bo bo-boboボボボーボ・ボーボボ
    by Sawai Yoshio
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 21 first published in Japan 2006.05
    Sequel: Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
    Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo published in English by VIZ Media (SJ volume 2 released 2009.05.05)

  5. Detektif Conan Special 30 by Aoyama Gosho
  6. Doraemon Pika-Pika 14 by Fujiko F. Fujio
  7. Godhand Teru 17 of 49+ by Yamamoto Kazuki
  8. ゴッドハンド輝 17

    GodHand Teruゴッドハンド輝
    by Yamamoto Kazuki
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 2004.04

    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 aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from 11 April to 16 May 2009.

  9. I Hate You More Than Anyone (Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai) 2 of 3 by Hidaka Banri
  10. 世界でいちばん大嫌い 2

    Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai世界でいちばん大嫌い 」 by Hidaka Banri
    AKA Akiyoshi Family Series 5
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 1998.07
    English I Hate You More Than Anyone published by CMX (volume 8 released 2009.11.03)

    The rest of the series: 365-nichi no Koibito (Series #1; one volume, released in Indonesia as Pacar 365 Hari) · Owaranai Koi no Tame ni (Series #2; one volume; released in Indonesia as For Endless Love) · Ari no Mama no Kimi de Ite (Series #3; one volume, released in Indonesia as Stay the Same) · Uta wo Kikasete (Series #4; one volume; released in Indonesia as Let Me Hear the Lyric)

  11. [Premiere] Kurozakuro 1 of 7 by Natsume Yoshinori
  12. クロザクロ 1

    Kurozakuroクロザクロ 」 by Natsume Yoshinori
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2004.11
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

  13. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 16 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
  14. Urusei Yatsuraうる星やつら 」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Series re-released in 15 wideban and 18 bunkoban volumes

  15. Masked Rider Spirits (Kamen Rider Spirits) 11 of 16+ by Ishinomori Shotaro and Muraeda Kenichi
  16. 仮面ライダーSPIRITS 11

    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 (former) and Gekkan Shounen Magazine (current), seinen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2006.11
    Related series: Kamen Riders (main story) · Shin Kamen Rider Spirits (sequel)

  17. New Legenda Naga (Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen) 4 of 6+ by Yamahara Yoshito
  18. 龍狼伝 中原繚乱編 4

    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 4 first published in Japan 2008.11

  19. The Ruler of Nabari (Nabari no Ou) 4 of 12+ by Kamatani Yuhki
  20. 隠の王 4

    Nabari no Ou隠の王 」 by Kamatani Yuhki
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2006.04
    Nabari no Ou published in English by Yen Press (volume 2 released 2009.10.27)
    Ongoing English serialization in Yen Plus

  21. Ruler of The Land (Yul Hyul Kang Ho) 45 of 50+ by Jeon KeukJin and Yang JaeHyun
  22. 열혈강호 45

    Yul Hyul Kang Ho열혈강호
    by Jeon KeukJin and Yang JaeHyun
    AKA Yul Hyul Gang Ho or Yulgang
    Daiwon C.I. Young Champ, seinen
    Volume 45 first published in Korea 2007.11
    Published in English by ADV Manga

  23. Sweet Lollipop Return! (Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop) 5 of 6 by Kikuta Michiyo
  24. もどって!まもって!ロリポップ 5

    Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop by Kikuta Michiyo
    Sequel to Mamotte! Lollipop
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.02
    Serialized in Indonesian in Nakayoshi Gress!

(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 25 November 2009 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, except where noted)
(2) All manga listed priced at IDR 15,000 each, except Doraemon Pika-Pika 14 (SRP: [IDR 13,500])
(3) Links like this are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

Synopses continued...

GodHand Teru 17
ゴッドハンド輝 」 by Yamamoto Kazuki

Teru brawls with a drunken paramedic who insulted Teru's father, saying the older Mahigashi surgeon had been guilty of negligence. Fearful that the incident would draw the attention of the mass media and smear the Valhalla name, the director orders Teru to apologize. At first unwilling, Teru eventually relents. As Teru is apologizing, an emergency siren sounds. Someone is gravely injured in a certain residential district that has had a power outage. How are Teru and the emergency worker supposed to work together to save the patient?

LUM, The Invader Girl 16
Urusei Yatsuraうる星やつら 」 by Takahashi Rumiko

Ten's mother is planning a visit! Ataru, curious about Ten's real parentage, is surprised to find out that Ten's mother is a firefighter. Could this explain why Ten, while mom's around, doesn't spew fire?

Masked Rider Spirits 11
Kamen Rider Spirits仮面ライダーSPIRITS
by Ishinomori Shotaro and Muraeda Kenichi

A pyramid slowly emerges to the earth's surface, bringing an earthquake in its wake. It's the BADAN Pyramid and the Kamen Riders must combat the evil empire's monsters.

New Legenda Naga 4
Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen龍狼伝 中原繚乱編 」 by Yamahara Yoshito

Shiro prepares to engage the main Wu forces under General Zhou Yu in a deciding battle. But with the defenders of the Yi fortress only numbering six thousand, and no hope of reinforcements coming from Xiang Yang, can the warrior force under Shiro take on the soldiers of General Zhou Yu?

Ruler of the Land 45
Yul Hyul Kang Ho열혈강호 」 by Jeon KeukJin and Yang JaeHyun

For Hwarin's sake, Han Bikwang finds himself deep in Jangbek Mountain, stronghold of the white faction. To make matters worse, one of the participants of the Engyol test identifies him as a disciple of Cheon Ma Sin Gun of the black clan.

Sweet Lollipop Return! 5
Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipopもどって!まもって!ロリポップ 」 by Kikuta Michiyo

It's wedding bells for Nina and Zero! The invitations have been sent to all corners of the mage world. But is Nina really the happy, blushing bride? And what of the fate of Zero's advanced sorcery exams?

Mangazine: HanaLaLa 44/2009

HanaLaLa 44/2009 front cover feat. V.B. Rose

V.B. Rose © Hidaka Banri/Hakusensha

V.B. Rose by Banri Hidaka: Chapter 44

Ageha finally gets her first boyfriend but this doesn't thwart Nacchan's continued pursuit. As if that's not enough of a headache, Ageha is thrust into a weird costume by Arisaka when she goes back to work at V.B. Rose.

Other highlights:

  • Two chapters - Alice Academy by Higuchi Tachibana (Story 70 to 71)
  • [Special] Double Crown by Kusakawa Nari (one-shot)

Other regular series: Arakure by Fujiwara Kiyo · Darling by Uno Ayumi · Dragon's Fiancé (Ryuu no Hanawazurai) by Kusakawa Nari · Fruits Basket by Takaya Natsuki · released 11 November 2009" by Kure Yuki · Mr. ERMINE - Si Penguasa (Okojo-banchou) by Uno Ayumi · Ouran High School Host Club by Hatori Bisco · Penguin Revolution by Tsukuba Sakura · Perjalanan Keliling Dunia Mr. ERMINE (Shokoku Manyu Okojosan) by Uno Ayumi · Skip Beat! by Nakamura Yoshiki · Sugar Princess by Nakajo Hisaya · Vampire Knight by Hino Matsuri · With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) by Tokeino Hari

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03) who would just like to trumpet that Bobobo-bo bo-bobo is ending (didn't want to to go out with a whimper)

P.S. Although it is. Going out with a whimper, that is.

UP NEXT: More 25 November 2009 manga

Level Comics: Doubt 1 by Tonogai Yoshiki · Angel Heart 1 by Hojo Tsukasa · Attack!! 3 · Death's Notice 3 · Black Lagoon 2 · Smurf - Pensmurf Perhiasan (Le Schtroumpfeur de bijoux) · Smurf - Smurfin (La Schtroumpfette)

m&c!: Song of Love 4 · Flower in a Storm 2 of 2 · Love Me, Love Me Not 4 of 4 · Dewa Iblis Awan Api 2 · Twinkle Cherry by Obara Shou


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

manga available this week (18 November 2009 street date)

  • Elex Media: Ouran High School Host Club 7 · La Corda D'Oro 5 · Zig*Zag 8 · Shonen Star 59 · Uzumajin 3-4 (of 4) · Premiering Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji by Tamura Yumi
  • Level Comics
    Psychometrist Eiji 9 · Fly, Daddy, Fly 2 of 2 · Zenith 2 · Vagabond 30 · Rainbow 14 · Blade of Immortal 5 · Life 18
  • m&c!
    The Lovely Wizard 4 · Happy Happy Clover 5 of 5 · Love Sign 4 · Jinko from Room 203 1 by Yamada Nari · A Bad Boy Drinks Tea 3 · Salad Days 13-18 (REISSUE) · Narutoya Ramen Road 4

related monthly schedules

Elex November 2009 manga
Premiering Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow · Kurozakuro by Natsume Yoshinori · Fantastic Tales by Ihuan · Library War - Love & War by Yumi Kiiro & Arikawa Hiiro · Nephylym by Kusakabe Rei · The Puppet Master Lin by Wada Shinji · Sersan Keroro Yellow by Yoshizaki Mine · Treasure Gaust by Katsumi Naoto

OCT-09 | JUL-09

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