The upside to delaying a manga sked (as if it were deliberate mode »ON) is that I can say which ones, if any, didn't ship, and for this week, that Batal/Mundur STO contingent counts Shanimuni GO volume 27 and Monika 132 among its ranks. The rest made it into stores as planned.
Venus Capriccio © Nishikata Mai/Hakusensha (Serialized in Hana to Yume)
Published in Indonesia by PT Gramedia/m&c!
Akira's dad, who had abandoned Akira and his mom years ago, arrives in Japan. Seeing Akira in the grip of suffering, Takumi barges into Akira's father's hotel and succeeds in getting father and son to mend the rift.
But the upshot of Takumi's meddling is Akira's eventual departure for Germany to live with his dad. Faced with the prospect of losing Akira, Takumi gathers up her courage to confess her true feelings —
Venus Capriccio isn't the only series finale. There's also Konomi Takeshi's The Prince of Tennis which closes the final battle between the Prince and the Child of God with volume 42: DEAR PRINCE. But don't start crying rivers yet. m&c! sez it is working to obtain the license to the sequel The New Prince of Tennis, billed as the start of
Ryoma's new legend. (Apparently, the entire 42-volume prequel was nothing but an extended prologue.)
The third concluding manga is Dive!! by Mori Eto & Ikeno Masahiro, which asks the question: which of the 12 male divers will be going on to the Olympics?
m&c! reissues Kirarin Revolution (volumes 1-6) in a box set priced at IDR 89,000. Nakahara An's shoujo series about a girl who becomes a idol has proven so popular with readers that it has been reissued twice (according to m&c!'s Zona tabloid for March). If you missed Kirari's trials and tribs in the entertainment world and her rabu triangle head- and heartaches with Hiroto and Seiji, here's your chance to satisfy your curiosity.
(I would like to point out though that the price of inquisitiveness doesn't come cheap. The box set is only IDR 1,000 less than if you had gotten all six volumes piecemeal.)
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- [Resked] Bleach 19 of 44+ by Kubo Tite
- [New] Charm Angel Star Soul (Charm Angel: Hoshi Tamashii) by Mori Chikako
- Dive!! 5 of 5 by Mori Eto & Ikeno Masahiro [Finale]
- [Premiere] Happy Tail (Shippo de Happy!!) 1 of 2 by Anisaki Yuna
- Mahiru's Meteor (Mahiru no Nagareboshi) 2 of 3 by Iwaoka Meme
- Miracle Mermaid 2 by Nozomieru Tsukiyo, Tachibana Mami
- The Prince of Tennis (Tennis no Oujisama) 42 of 42 by Konomi Takeshi [Finale]
Shanimuni GO 27 of 32 by Ragawa MarimoPOSTPONED
- Venus Capriccio 5 of 5 by Nishikata Mai [Finale]
- Yowamushi Pedal, Go! (Yowamushi Pedal) 6 of 11+ by Watanabe Wataru
- [New] Alien vs Predator: Thrill of the Hunt by Kennedy, Robinson, Pascoe
- [New] Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola, John Byrne
Monika dan Kawan-Kawan (Turma da Mônica) 132: Pada suatu hari di hutan... by Mauricio (Mauricio de Sousa Produções)POSTPONED
- [Premiere] Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 1 of 10 by Lucasfilm Ltd.
- [New] Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 2 of 10 by Lucasfilm Ltd.
- [New] Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 3 of 10 by Lucasfilm Ltd.
- The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 6 of 20: Rahasia Dewa (bagian akhir) by Khu Lung, Cai Jing Dong
- Long Hu Men (Oriental Heroes) 165: Persahabatan Emas by Tony Wong
(1) Sources: m&c! (artwork) and Elex Media (release schedule)
(2) All listed manga are priced at IDR 15,000 each, except Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 1-3, Alien vs Predator, and Hellboy (SRP: IDR 45,000 per volume); Long Hu Men 165 (IDR 60,000), and The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 6 (IDR 17,500)
(3) are Amazon.com (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)
UP NEXT: 24 March 2010 manga
Elex Media: Best Friend Survival! 1 by Nakamura Seiko · Black Butler 7 · Busou Renkin 9 · Cute Children 15 · Eyeshield 21 volume 35 · Legend of Nereid 3 · Let's Play 2 · Libero Revolution!! 8 · Nurse Diary 9 · Short Program Girl Type by Adachi Mitsuru · SORA - The Wingless Duck 15 · Wazabo 1 by Soyama Kazutoshi · Wild Life 3 · With My Brothers 2 · Shonen Star 63/2010
Level Comics: Angel Heart 2 · Bambino 2 · Doubt 3 · Jio 4 · Priest 3 · Team Medical Dragon 10 · Under the Rose 3 · Lucky Luke - Marcel Dalton · Lucky Luke - Phil Steel · Michel Vaillant - Night Ride
m&c!: Blizzard Axel 8 · Blooming Sakura by Saito Ken · Dragon Girl 2 · Happy Obachan by Akino Miru · Love Found in Astro Café by Misaki Aya · Monga's Earth 2 · Ohagi Number One Vol. 4 of 4 · Sakura Wars 8 · Monika: Horacic Park II · Goong 1-6 (box set)
Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.
other manga available this week (17 March 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: Change Guy 31 of 31 · Clock Clock by Morita Takashi · Dear Boys Act III 1 by Yagami Hiroki · Detektif Conan 56 · I am Here! 5 of 5 · Kekkaishi 2 · Kurozakuro 2 · Legend of The Cursed Sword 29 · MÄR 14 · Reborn Kumiho 18 · Ruler of The Land 47 · Treasure Gaust 5 · Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 14 · Western Shotgun 35
- Level Comics: Rainbow 16 · Gokusen 12 · Exit 2 · Onsen Paradise 2 · Love and Collage 9 · Fire Investigator Nanase 1 by Hashimoto Izo & Ichikawa Tomoshige · Tomo'o 7 · Yakari - Dan Si Hewan Asing · Yakari - Dan Si Bison Putih · Lucky Luke - Oklahoma Jim · Smurf - Smurf Jahat
other invaluable resources
manga · manhua · AMERO · m&c! · shoujo · shounen · Alien vs. Predator · Bleach · Charm Angel Star Soul · Dive!! · Happy Tail · Hellboy · Long Hu Men · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters · Kirarin Revolution · Mahiru's Meteor · Miracle Mermaid · Monika · The Prince of Tennis · Shanimuni GO · Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures · Venus Capriccio · Yowamushi Pedal