This week

Manga: Elex: 4.22 | Level: 4.22 | m&c!: 4.22
Anime (on Animax Asia): Tokyo Ravens, 10pm WIB, week nights
On WakuWaku Japan: Ristorante Paradiso, 1030pm WIB, airs Mon–Thu


Charming Junkie 16 of 16, Black Butler 6, The Ruler of Nabari 7 (Elex Media 17 February 2010 manga) —Backdated—

Also, I am Here! (Koko ni Iru yo!) volume 2 whose cover (below) resonates for some strange reason... (Buy me... Buy me...)

ココにいるよ! 2

Koko ni Iru yo! © Toyama Ema/Kodansha (Serialized in Nakayoshi)
Published in Indonesia as I am Here! by Elex Media

Delayed-action FITB (fill in the blanks) to my OCD won't lose out to flu consolidated manga post

Elex releases the final (no longer) genderbending Charming Junkie shoujo manga, premieres Corocoro Dragon Comics' X Zone, steams ahead with leveraging the popularity of Black Butler's Sebastian and Ciel and The Ruler of Nabari's Miharu (and Kouichi who is the cover of volume 7), rolls out the penultimate Touch, AND —

— shocks The Best Skilled Surgeon out of temporary arrest (volume 1 was last seen loitering in/around July 2009).

Shonen Star 62/2010 - Front cover: Undead by Inoue Kazurou

Undead © Inoue Kazurou/

Mangazine of the sked is Shonen Star 62, highlighting Inoue Kazurou's Undead seinen drama, atypical when compared with Midori no Hibi and Ai Kora.

Other Shogakukan titles in serialization (mainly from Shonen Sunday): Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) by Aoyama Gosho · D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji · Dr. Koto Shinryoujo by Yamada Takatoshi · InuYasha by Takahashi Rumiko · 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 · Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi

Elex Media manga (2010.02.17)

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  1. The Best Skilled Surgeon (Saijou no Meii) 2 of 9+ by Irie Kenzo & Hashiguchi Takashi
  2. 最上の命医 2

    Saijou no Meii最上の命医
    by Irie Kenzo & Hashiguchi Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2008.07

  3. Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) 6 of 8+ by Toboso Yana
  4. 黒執事 6

    Kuroshitsuji黒執事 」 by Toboso Yana
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2009.01
    Ongoing English serialization in Yen Plus
    (Black Butler volume 1 released 2010.01.26)
    Published in simplified Chinese by Chuang Yi (volume 7 released 2010.01.06), in traditional Chinese by Tong Li (Taiwan), and in French by Kana.

    Contains chapters:
    024. That Butler, On a Stage (その執事、壇上 Sono Shitsuji, Sanjō)
    025. That Butler, Medical Treatment (その執事、治療 Sono Shitsuji, Chiryō)
    026. That Butler, Colleagues (その執事、同僚 Sono Shitsuji, Dōryō)
    027. That Butler, Show Business (その執事、興行 Sono Shitsuji, Kōgyō)

    Related: Black Butler Character Guide That Butler, Assembles (黒執事 キャラクターガイド 「その執事、集合」 Kuroshitsuji Character Guide Sono Shitsuji, Shūgō) (2008.02) · The TV Animation Black Butler Black Record (TVアニメーション「黒執事」 Black Record) (2009.03) · Rainbow Butler (虹執事 Nijishitsuji) official comics anthology (2009.03).

    A 24-episode anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan from October 2008 to March 2009. A second series, Kuroshitsuji II, is slated to debut this coming July with a new master and butler pair. Seiyuu Sakurai Takahiro (Genji Hikaru in Genji Monogatari Sennenki) is butler Claude Faustas and master Alois Trancy is played by Mizuki Nana (Aihara Kotoko in Itazura na Kiss).

    Two drama CDs were released earlier than the first anime (August 2007 and November 2008).

    A musical adaptation, That Butler, Friendship (その執事、友好 Sono Shitsuji, Yūkō), enjoyed a theater run from May 28, 2009 to June 7, 2009. A second stage musical, Musical Kuroshitsuji: The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World - Sen no Tamashii to Ochita Shinigami has Matsushita Yuya reprising his role as Sebastian Michaelis. Nishii Yukito, instead of Sakamoto Shougo, plays the role of Ciel Phantomhive in the second musical that opens in May 2010 in Japan.

  5. Charming Junkie (Nosatsu Junkie) 16 of 16 by Fukuyama Ryoko [Finale]
  6. 悩殺ジャンキー 16

    Nosatsu Junkie悩殺ジャンキー
    by Fukuyama Ryoko
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 16 first published in Japan 2009.02
    Nosatsu Junkie published in English by TOKYOPOP (six volumes, further publication postponed)

  7. I am Here! (Koko ni Iru yo!) 2 of 5 by Toyama Ema
  8. ココにいるよ! 2

    Koko ni Iru yo!ココにいるよ!
    by Toyama Ema
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2008.03
    Serialized in Indonesian in Nakayoshi Gress!

  9. Kungfu Boy Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) 7 of 9+ by Maekawa Takeshi
  10. 鉄拳チンミLegends 7

    Tekken Chinmi Legends by Maekawa Takeshi
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2009.03
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz

    Related series: Tekken Chinmi and Shin Tekken Chinmi (prequels)

  11. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 19 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
  12. 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

  13. The Puppet Master Lin (Kairaishi Lin) 3 of 10+ by Wada Shinji
  14. 傀儡師リン 3

    Kairaishi Lin傀儡師リン 」 by Wada Shinji
    Akita Shoten Mystery Bonita, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2007.06

  15. The Ruler of Nabari (Nabari no Ou) 7 of 12+ by Kamatani Yuhki
  16. 隠の王 7

    Nabari no Ou隠の王 」 by Kamatani Yuhki
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2007.10
    Nabari no Ou published in English by Yen Press (volume 3 street date: 2010.03.23)
    Ongoing English serialization in Yen Plus
    Published in French by Asuka and in traditional Chinese by Sharp Point Press (Taiwan)

    Contains chapters
    033. Healing Intention (trap) (医志 (trap) Ishi (trap))
    034. Shoot (drip) (射し (drip) Ishi (drip))
    035. Intimidate...Death (sheep) (威...死 (sheep) I...Shi (sheep))
    036. Consider, Think (scrap) (惟、思 (scrap) I, Shi (scrap))
    037. Stone (help) (石 (help) Ishi (help))
    038. Dying Wish (flap) (遺志 (flap) Ishi (flap))

    A 26-episode anime adaptation by J.C. Staff, starring seiyuu Kugimiya Rie as Rokujou Miharu, Saiga Mitsuki as Yoite, Namikawa Daisuke as Kumohira Durandal Tobari, Hino Satoshi as Aizawa Kouichi, and Fujimura Ayumi as Shimizu Raimei, aired in Japan from April to September 2008.

  17. A Story of Heroes (Heroes) 30 of 37 by Choi Mir - Daiwon C.I.
  18. Touch 25 of 26 by Adachi Mitsuru
  19. Touchタッチ 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 25 first published in Japan 1986.10
    Reissued in 13 wideban volumes and 17 Perfect Edition volumes

    AWARDS: 1983 Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen or shoujo manga

    An anime adaptation ran on Fuji TV from March 1985 until March 1987, and became one of the highest-rated anime in TV history. The 101-episode series was later condensed into three theatrical anime releases: Touch: Sebangou no Nai Ace (movie, alternate retelling, 1986.04) · Touch 2, Sayonara no Okurimono (1986.12) · Touch 3, Kimi ga Toorisugita Ato Ni (1987.04). TV specials set after series' end followed: Touch: Are kara, Kimi wa... - Miss Lonely Yesterday - (sequel set five years after the series; 1998.12) and Touch: Cross Road - Kaze no Yukue (2001.02).

    A live-action Touch theatrical release in September 2005 starred Saito Keita as Uesugi Kazuya, Nagasawa Masami as Asakura Minami (Hirose Aki, Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World; Yoshida Rei, Operation Love), and Saito Syota as Uesugi Tatsuya.

  20. Treasure Gaust (Treasure Gaust: Shijou Saikyou no Hanta) 4 of 6 by Katsumi Naoto
  21. トレジャーガウスト 史上最強のハンタ 4

    Treasure Gaust: Shijou Saikyou no Hanta
    トレジャーガウスト 史上最強のハンタ
    by Katsumi Naoto
    Shogakukan Corocoro Dragon Comics, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2008.06

  22. [Premiere] X Zone 1 of 3+ by Aoki Takao
  23. 世にも奇怪な物語 Xゾーン 1

    X-Zone世にも奇怪な物語 Xゾーン
    by Aoki Takao
    Shogakukan Corocoro Dragon Comics, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.08

(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 17 February 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, except where noted)
(2) Links like this are (or other online merchants) search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)


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other 17 February 2010 manga

  • Level Comics: Death's Notice 6 · Diamond Life 1 by Fujiwara Akira · Fist Of The Blue Sky 1 by Hara Tetsuo · The Fugitive Lawyer Makoto Narita 2 · Gun Smith Cats 3 · Jepang Tenggelam 5 · The Ravages of Time 1 by Chen Mou · Restore Garage 2 · Vagabond 31 · Zipang 2
  • m&c!: Bleach 17 · Charm Angel 5 · Dragon Girl 1 by Fujieda Tohru · Jungle Sister by Akino Miru · Mahiru Meteor 1 by Iwaoka Meme · Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 5 ·Dive! 4 · Monika Mempersembahkan Michael Jackson · Monika Mempersembahkan Horacic Park · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 5 · Long Hu Men 164 · KOLONI: 1SR6 by M. Fathanatul Haq · KOLONI: LUV by Archie The Redcat

related monthly schedules

Elex February 2010 manga
Premiering I am Here by Toyama Ema, Let's Play! by 888, Gensou Suikoden III by Shimizu Aki, Legend of Nereid by Hwang MiRee, Fruits by Kim LeeJeong, X Zone by Aoki Takao, Hyde & Closer by Aso Haro · Continuing Nakayoshi Lovely ~Kiwifruits~

Elex January 2010 manga
Premiering Penguin Revolution by Tsukuba Sakura, With My Brothers by Tokeino Hari, AAA by Fukushima Haruka, Apollon on the Slope by Kodama Yuki, Tale of Poor Sisters by Kazuto Izumi, New Little Ghost Q-taro by Fujiko F. Fujio


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