Conan 56, Tsubasa 14, Kekkaishi 2, MAR 14 (Elex 17 March 2010 manga)

Also, the finale of Toyama Ema's I am Here!, the lone shoujo in this shounen/sonyun-heavy Elex manga/manhwa release sked.

ココにいるよ! 5

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

But before that —

Car trouble forces the Detective Boys to overnight at an old woman's home, joined by another trio likewise suffering car woes (it ran out of gas). This being Detektif Conan 56, one of the guests is murdered, the work of the legendary Mountain Witch — or so Mitsuhiko surmises.

Conan also delves into the murky past of transfer student Eisuke in this volume that opens with the Engagement Ring Case. (Why was Sato was wearing it?) [With additions from this Wiki article]

MÄR 14 by Anzai Nobuyuki

Elsewhere, a wait of seven months for MÄR pays off with volume 14's release. The penultimate tankou features the explosive Last Battle War Game that determines if peace will eventually reign in MÄR Heaven. Nanashi faces off with the Chess Pieces' third strongest and their strategic officer Peta, while Ginta takes on Knight Number 1, Phantom.

More blurbs available after the manga list:
Kekkaishi 2
Kurozakuro 2
Legend of the Cursed Sword 29
Reborn Kumiho 18
Ruler of the Land 47
Treasure Gaust 5
Tsubasa 14
Western Shotgun 35

NEW TITLES: Presenting Dear Boys Act III and Clock Clock

With Dear Boys Act III, Yagami Hiroki's basketball series finally charges into the Best 4 round. Team Mizuho clashes once more with Narita Chuoh on the court, and with a one win, one loss score card, Mizuho will have to work hard to put away its old rival.

Elex's Dear Boys Act III action guarantee: Dijamin makin seruuu!

Yet another Shonen Star serial makes the leap into tankou: Clock Clock by Morita Takashi, the not-so earth-bound standalone that carries a loftier IDR 18,000/volume Level-standard price tag.

Fuwa Kou dreams of conquering the skies in his DIY aircraft. One day he meets Rebekka, a first-time space-and-time traveler, looking for her Sensei, Professor Einstein. Kou gets dragged along for the ride as Rebekka's bodyguard and where else would their first stop be but the past!


They've always supported me; now, it's my turn to help them!

As I am Here! or Koko ni Iru yo! nears its close, Aya tries to wreck Sumino's relationship with Teru and Hinata, Sumino's two suns. But Sumino doesn't blow up at her. (Can she even?) Instead, she uncovers the sadness in Aya's heart, making Aya realize... (that she should GET! the last volume to encounter her epiphany.)

This is a current Guilty Pleasure because Hikage skosh reminds me of Sawako from KimiTodo. Hinata doubles up as Kazehaya/Ayane and Teru is... Kurumi? (After volume 5, I'll prolly be hunting down Nakayoshi 72 for the Koko ni Iru yo! special.)

If my blurb for the final Change Guy (AKA Quantum Mistake per ADV Manga titling) is wrong, I apologize in advance. But you try translating a summary for a series you don't read... It's inference left, right, and center!

The secrets behind the establishment of the hell school are revealed! Kwon Shin's brother Kwon Song leads a troop of strongest fighters to get rid of the trash. Can Kang Tuji and allies withstand the assault?

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2010.03.17)

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  1. Change Guy 31 of 31 by Son EunHo and Choi MyungSu [Finale]
  2. 체인지가이 31

    Change Guy체인지가이
    by Son EunHo and Choi MyungSu
    AKA Quantum Mistake (ADV Manga, discontinued)
    Daiwon C.I. Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 31 first published in Korea 2006.03

  3. [New] Clock Clock by Morita Takashi
  4. Clock Clock

    Clock ClockClock Clock
    by Morita Takashi
    AKA Clock Clock; Time Adventurer
    Shogakukan GOTTA Comics, shounen
    This volume first published in Japan 2001.07
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

  5. [Premiere] Dear Boys Act III 1 of 3+ by Yagami Hiroki

    Dear Boys Act 3DEAR BOYS ACT3
    by Yagami Hiroki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.06
    Related: Dear Boys and Dear Boys Act II (prequels)

    A 26-episode anime adaptation of Dear Boys (AKA Hoop Days) produced by OB Planning aired in Japan from April to September 2003. Seiyuu Kiyasu Kohei played the lead Aikawa Kazuhiko.

  7. Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) volume 56 of 67+ by Aoyama Gosho
  8. 名探偵コナン 56

    Meitantei Conan名探偵コナン 」 by Aoyama Gosho
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 56 first published in Japan 2007.01
    Published as Case Closed in English by VIZ Media (volume 34 street date: 2010.04.13)
    Published in simplified Chinese by Chuang Yi (latest volume: 66)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

    Contains chapters:
    576. Engagement Ring?! (婚約指輪!?① Engēji ringu ichi)
    577. Engagement Ring?! 2 (婚約指輪!?② Engēji ringu ni)
    578. Engagement Ring?! 3 (婚約指輪!?③ Engēji ringu san)
    579. Mountain Witch Legend Case 1 (鬼婆伝説殺人事件① Onibaba densetsu satsujin jiken ichi)
    580. Mountain Witch Legend Case 2 (鬼婆伝説殺人事件② Onibaba densetsu satsujin jiken ni)
    581. Mountain Witch Legend Case 3 (鬼婆伝説殺人事件③ Onibaba densetsu satsujin jiken san)
    582. A Clue from the West (西からの手がかり Nishi kara no tegakari)
    583. Location of the Photograph (写真の行方 Shashin no yukue)
    584. Company (カンパニー Kanpanī)
    585. Wrong Number!? (間違い電話!? Machigai denwa!)
    586. The Truth which Blood Tells (血が語る真実 Chi ga kataru shinjitsu)

    AWARDS: Winner of the 46th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen category, along with Nishimori Hiroyuki's Cheeky Angel.

    An anime adaptation started airing in Japan from January 1996 and is ongoing to date (episode 567 aired 2010.03.06). Eleven OAVs, 13 animated films, and at least one live-action TV special (starring Oguri Shun as Kudo Shin'ichi and Kurokawa Tomoka as Mori Ran) have been produced.

  9. I am Here! (Koko ni Iru yo!) 5 of 5 by Toyama Ema [Finale]
  10. ココにいるよ! 5

    Koko ni Iru yo!ココにいるよ!
    by Toyama Ema
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2009.03
    Serialized in Indonesian in Nakayoshi Gress!

  11. Kekkaishi 2 of 28+ by Tanabe Yellow
  12. 結界師 2

    Kekkaishi Ayakashi Hojinden結界師
    by Tanabe Yellow
    AKA Barrier Master
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2004.04
    Kekkaishi published in English by VIZ Media (volume 20 released 2010.02.09)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

    Contains chapters:
    008. Tokio Yukimura (雪村時雄 Yukimura Tokio)
    009. Demon Tamer (鬼使い Oni Tsukai)
    010. Memories and Hatred (追憶と憎悪 Tsuioku to Zōo)
    011. Promise (誓い Chikai)
    012. Yoshimori vs. Yoki (良守vsヨキ Yoshimori VS Yoki)
    013. Shadow Organization (裏会 Urakai)
    014. That's All (ただそれだけ Tadasoredake)
    015. Cold Weather Cherry Blossoms (Part 1) (寒桜(前編) Kanzakura (Zenpen))
    016. Cold Weather Cherry Blossoms (Part 2) (寒桜(後編) Kanzakura (Kōhen))

    AWARDS: Winner of the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Awards for the shounen category

    A 52-episode anime adaptation by Sunrise aired in Japan from October 2006 to February 2008, with seiyuu Yoshino Hiroyuki as Sumimura Yoshimori and Saitou Rie as Yukimura Tokine.

  13. Kurozakuro 2 of 7 by Natsume Yoshinori
  14. クロザクロ 2

    Kurozakuroクロザクロ 」 by Natsume Yoshinori
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2005.02
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

  15. Legend of the Cursed Sword (Pageomgi) 29 of 37 by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong
  16. 파검기 29

    by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong
    AKA PaGumKi / Chronicles of the Cursed Sword
    Daiwon C.I. Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 29 first published in Korea 2007.01
    Published in English by TOKYOPOP (23 volumes, ongoing)

  17. MÄR 14 of 15 by Anzai Nobuyuki
  18. MAR 14

    MARMAR 」 by Anzai Nobuyuki
    AKA Märchen Awakens Romance
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2006.06
    Published in English by VIZ Media and Chuang Yi (both publication runs concluded)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

    Contains chapters:
    141. War Games Final Battle: Nanashi Vs Peta (1)
    142. War Games Final Battle: Nanashi Vs Peta (2)
    143. War Games Final Battle: Nanashi Vs Peta (3)
    144. War Games Final Battle: Ginta Vs Phantom (1)
    145. War Games Final Battle: Ginta Vs Phantom (2)
    146. War Games Final Battle: Ginta Vs Phantom (3)
    147. War Games Final Battle: Ginta Vs Phantom (4)
    148. War Games Final Battle: Ginta Vs Phantom (5)
    149. War Games Final Battle: Ginta Vs Phantom (6)
    150. To Lestava Castle
    151. Chimera, Ian and Gido

    Related: MÄR Omega (sequel)

    An 102-episode anime produced by SynergySP ran from April 2005 through March 2007 on TV Tokyo. Seiyuu Kumai Motoko played Toramizu Ginta from episodes 1-89; Higa Kumiko took over from episode 90 until the series finale (don't ask me why; I didn't watch this anime).

  19. Reborn Kumiho (Shin Gumiho) 18 of 21 by Han HyunDong
  20. 신 구미호 18

    Shin Gumiho신 구미호 」 by Han HyunDong
    Daiwon C.I., Pang Pang and Super Champ, sonyun
    Volume 18 first published in Korea 2007.01

  21. Ruler of The Land (Yul Hyul Kang Ho) 47 of 51+ by Jeon KeukJin and Yang JaeHyun
  22. 열혈강호 47

    Yul Hyul Kang Ho열혈강호
    by Jeon KeukJin and Yang JaeHyun
    AKA Yul Hyul Gang Ho or Yulgang
    Daiwon C.I. Young Champ, seinen
    Volume 47 first published in Korea 2008.06
    Published in English by ADV Manga

  23. Treasure Gaust (Treasure Gaust: Shijou Saikyou no Hanta) 5 of 6 by Katsumi Naoto
  24. トレジャーガウスト 史上最強のハンタ 5

    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 5 first published in Japan 2008.09

  25. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 14 of 28 by CLAMP
  26. ツバサ 14

    Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLEツバサ 」 by CLAMP
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2006.04
    Tsubasa published in English by Del Rey (volume 25 released 2010.01.26) and Chuang Yi (26 volumes, ongoing)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Magz

    Contains chapters:
    100. The Dream of a Bat (蝙蝠のユメ Kōmori no Yume)
    101. The Book Sheltered by Magic (魔力の宿る本 Maryoku no Yadoru Hon)
    102. The Whistling Magician (魔術師の口笛 Majutsushi no Kuchibue)
    103. The Ruins of Memory (思い出の遺跡 Omoide no Iseki)
    104. The Troubled Pair (困った二人 Komatta Futari)
    105. The Vanished Magic (消えた魔法 Kieta Mahō)
    106. The Escape with No Tomorrow (明日なき逃避行 Asunaki Tōhikō)
    107. Unrecovered Memory (蘇らぬ記憶 Yomigaeranu Kioku)
    108. The Country on Shifting Sands (砂上の国 Sajō no Kuni)

    The manga was adapted into anime by Bee Train. Fifty-two episodes, starring seiyuu Irino Miyu as Syaoran, Makino Yui as Sakura, Namikawa Daisuke as Fay, Kikuchi Mika as Mokona, and Inada Tetsu as Kurogane aired for two seasons in 2005 (April-October) and 2006 (April to November) in Japan. One movie and five OAVs animated by Production I.G were also released: Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages (2005.08.20) Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations (2007.11 to 2008.03, three episodes) and Tsubasa: Shunraiki (2009.03 to 2009.05, two episodes)

  27. Western Shotgun 35 of 39+ by Park MinSeo
  28. 웨스턴 샷건 35

    Western Shotgun웨스턴 샷건 」 by Park MinSeo
    AKA Blazin' Barrels (TOKYOPOP, discontinued)
    Daiwon C.I., Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 35 first published in Korea 2008.12

(1) Sources: Elex Media STO 17 March 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, except where noted)
(2) All listed manga and manhwa are priced at IDR 15,000 each, except Clock Clock (SRP: IDR 18,000).
(3) Links like this are Amazon.com (or other online merchants) search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

Blurbs continued...

Kekkaishi 2

Kekkaishi Ayakashi Hojinden結界師 」 by Tanabe Yellow

Despite constant bickering, Yoshimori and Tokine spend their days, rather, nights, fulfilling their tutelary duties as kekkaishi. And their work is never done; one after another, they face challenges to their guardianship of Karasumori. This time, the opponents are Onitsukai Yomi and Oni Yoki who are determined to take the sacred land's power for themselves.

Kurozakuro 2

クロザクロ 」 by Natsume Yoshinori

Free yourself! Think of yourself first!

Wimpy Sakurai Mikito transforms into an ogre after swallowing a mysterious orb. His only guide in fighting against a hunger for human flesh and elimination by Ogre hunters is Zakuro, a boy he meets in dreams. Can Zakuro help Mikito overturn his terrifying fate? And what's with these changes happening to his body?

[With additions from this Wiki stub]

Legend of The Cursed Sword 29

Pageomgi/PaGumKi파검기 」 by Park HuiJin and Yeo BeopRyong
AKA Chronicles of the Cursed Sword

As swiftly as he acquired a spectacular power from Ahnu, Rei Yan as swiftly loses it. As a result, Rei Yan must abide in the demon world for a full year to regain the power given by Ahnu.

Reborn Kumiho 18

Shin Gumiho신 구미호 」 by Han HyunDong

Finally, Han Tegwon, the mage master from Japan, arrives in Korea in search of the powers of Kumiho, and it appears he is not alone. Han Tegwon is two persons in one body!

Ruler of the Land 47

Yul Hyul Kang Ho열혈강호
by Jeon KeukJin and Yang JaeHyun

Commander Eun devises an elaborate trap for the enemy. With Commander Eun's help, Han Bikwang, Hwarin, and Yujin escape, and even retaliate against Sinji's followers.

Treasure Gaust 5

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

The strongest fighting combi of Hanta and Chaidoran vie for the honor of strongest hunter, putting away rivals one after another. But here comes the genius elite hunter with his partner Kabuto Calibar, the weakest gaust. Will this fight also be a shoo-in?

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 14: Kioku no Hon Datsukai Sakusen Kaishi!

ツバサ 」 by CLAMP

Chuang Yi has a summary of this volume, 「記憶の本」奪回作戦開始! (lit. The plan to retrieve the "Book of Memories" begins!) and I can't do any better, so borrowing it for here (thanks muchness):

The magic book that revealed Kurogane's memories to Syaoran is actually a copy of the original Book of Memories — an immensely powerful book that was made from one of Sakura's feathers. The book is considered a national treasure and no one is allowed to look upon it, much less lay their hands on the pages! To retrieve the feather, Syaoran has to infiltrate the Central Library, steal the book and defeat the fearsome beasts that lurk between the shelves.

Western Shotgun 35

웨스턴 샷건 」 by Park MinSeo
AKA Blazin' Barrels

Oasis' main force advances upon Paradox. There, Amita engages the lackies of Kaylie in battle. Sting and Tammy end up joining forces to fight against the Oasis troop.

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)

UP NEXT: More 17 March 2010 manga

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

m&c!: Bleach 19 · Venus Capriccio 5 of 5 · Shanimuni Go 27 · The Prince of Tennis 42 of 42 · Happy Tail 1 by Anisaki Yuna · Yowamushi Pedal Go! 6 · Dive!! 5 · Charm Angel Star Soul by Mori Chikako · Miracle Mermaid 2 · Mahiru's Meteor 2 · Star Wars 1-3 · Alien vs Predator · Hellboy 1 · Monika 132 · Long Hu Men 165 V164 · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapter 6 · Kirarin Revolution 1 - 6 [box set]


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manga available this week (10 March 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: The Bodyguard 2 · Cross Game 15 · Doraemon Pika-Pika 18 · Fruits 3 of 3 · Godhand Teru 21 · Hayate The Combat Butler 19 · Hyde & Closer 1 by Aso Haro · I am Here! 4 · Kaiser Z 11 · Kampfer 2 · Lum, The Invader Girl 20 · Nakayoshi Lovely 7 · The Puppet Master Lin 4 · Red Haired Snow White 1 by Akizuki Sorata · Touch 26 of 26 · Nakayoshi 78/2010 · Shonen Magz 69/2010
  • Level Comics: AirGear 9 · Doubt 2 · Go Go Hanasaki Detective Office 1 by Watanabe Wataru · Ice Forest 3 · Officer Monju 3 · Rumiko Takahashi's Best Short Story Collection 1 · Subaru 3 · Tokyo Juliet 12
  • m&c!: 5PM I Fall in Love by Nakamura Sayumi · Bad Girl's Hero by Mori Chikako · Flower of Queen 1 by Izumi Kaneyoshi · Jun X Ai Sensation 1 by Oobayashi Miyuki · March Our Heart Together by Shibano Yuka · My Heavenly Hockey Club 14 of 14 · My Sister and Me 5 · PPOI 9

related monthly schedules

Elex March 2010 manga
Premiering Caramel Boy by Morio Masami, Dear Boys Act III by Yagami Hiroki, Katsu! by Adachi Mitsuru, Wazabo by Soyama Kazutoshi · Standalones: Butterfly Cloud by Ashihara Hinako, Clock Clock by Morita Takashi, and Short Program Girl Type by Adachi Mitsuru

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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