This week

Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.20 · Elex: 10.22 · Level: 10.22 · m&c!: 10.22
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Parasyte –the maxim– simulcast Thursdays, 10pm
Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB (Mon–Wed)
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB (Mon–Fri)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Anime (on WakuWaku Japan):
tsuritama [Series Premiere] 23 October 2014, Thursday, 930pm WIB (Mon–Thu)

4.23.2010

Elex Media April 2010 manga score card: Spiral OK, K-ON this May (or so I've heard)

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K-ON! © Kakifly/Houbunsha

Elex penciled in 57 manga, manhua, manhwa, and local comic titles for April, and by the 28th, will have shipped 43 (three-quarters of the Komikologi list, five of them advance-releasing in March).

Of the 12 new standalones/series, seven got April street dates: Spiral: The Bonds of Reason (Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna) by Shirodaira Kyo & Mizuno Eita [4.21], Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon by Fujiko F. Fujio (that Elex claims is the only full-color Doraemon series on the planet; [4.14]), Kunai Legend (Kunaiden) by Tabasa Iori [4.28], Love Honor (Giri Koi) by Yamada Daisy [4.14], Pangeran Kacamata (Megane Ouji) by Mizukami Wataru [4.07] and standalones Butterfly Cloud (Chouchou Kumo) by Ashihara Hinako [4.14] and Miracle Blue (Aoi Kiseki) by Mitsuki Miko [4.21].

Still outstanding (aside from K-ON!) are: V.B. Rose by Hidaka Banri, Hitsugi Katsugi no Kuro or Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro by Kiyuzuki Satoko, Otoboke Section Chief by Ueda Masashi (I still haven't uncovered the original Japanese title) and Burning Pen that while labeled an SC (Serial Cantik, Elex's standalone shoujo/josei line) is likely Moeyo Pen燃えよペン 」 by Shimamoto Kazuhiko, the one volume manga published by not just one but three different Japanese publishers, which launched fictional manga-ka Hono Moyuru-sensei into 24 volumes of sequels (Hoero Pen or Comic Bomber and Shin Hoero Pen or New Comic Bomber). If it's not, then find me a one-volume shoujo or josei manga titled Burning Pen.

Finales fared better. Of six, five released as planned: Kunimitsu (Kunimitsu no Matsuri) by Ando Yuma & Asaki Masashi [4.14], Love Honor (not surprising as its serialization had already concluded in Nakayoshi Gress! [4.21], MÄR by Anzai Nobuyuki [4.07], Nurse Diary (Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari) by Kai Sayumi [4.14], and Tale of Poor Sisters (Binbou Shimai Monogatari) by Kazuto Izumi [4.14]. Only Andrea Tezumo's The Fifth Columnist was moved to May (the fifth, to be exact, so mark 5.05 on your calendars for Fifth volume 2 of 2).

Of the monthly anthologies, only NakaGress 79 [4.21] didn't have a new serial on offer. Takaya Natsuki's Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) debuts in HanaLaLa 49 [4.28]. Code:Breaker by Kamijyo Akimine premiered in Shonen Magz 70 [4.07]. Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang Kyung-Il (and I think My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) by Fujiki Shun) premiered in Shonen Star 64 [4.21].

Elex Media manga, manhua, and manhwa (April 2010 advisory)

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  1. The Best Skilled Surgeon (Saijou no Meii) 3 of 10+ by Irie Kenzo & Hashiguchi Takashi
  2. Saijou no Meii最上の命医 」 by Irie Kenzo & Hashiguchi Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 3 (comprising chapters 16-24) first published in Japan 2008.10

  3. Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) 8 of 8+ by Toboso Yana ✓ [4.14]
  4. Kuroshitsuji黒執事 」 by Toboso Yana
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 8 (comprising chapters 33-37) first published in Japan 2009.11

    Ongoing English serialization in Yen Plus (Black Butler volume 1 released 2010.01.26; volume 2 street date: 2010.05.18)
    Alternative English and simplified Chinese versions by Chuang Yi (latest simplified Chinese: volume 8; English: volume 1). Published in Taiwan in traditional Chinese by Tong Li, and in France by Kana.

    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 Faustus and master Alois Trancy is played by Mizuki Nana (Aihara Kotoko in Itazura na Kiss).

    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 Black Butler, The Most Beautiful Death in The World, A Thousand Soul and The Fallen Grim Reapers (ミュージカル『黒執事』〜ザ・モースト・ビューティフル・デス・イン・ザ・ワールド〜千の魂と堕ちた死神 Kuroshitsuji 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. The Bodyguard (Kage Kara Mamoru!) 3 of 6+ by Achi Taro ✓ [4.14]
  6. Kage Kara Mamoru!陰からマモル! 」 by Achi Taro and Madara Sai
    Media Factory Comic Alive, seinen
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2007.07
    Mamoru the Shadow Protector published in English by DrMaster (volume 4 released 2009.04.11)

    Related: Based on the series of light novels by Achi Taro.

    A 12-episode anime adaptation produced by Group TAC aired in Japan from January through March 2006 on TV Tokyo. Seiyuu Kisaichi Atsushi (Sano Izumi, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e CD drama) and Nakahara Mai (Furukawa Nagisa, Clannad) played the roles of protagonists Kagemori Mamoru and Konnyaku Yuuna.

  7. [New] Burning Pen (Moeyo Pen) by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
  8. Moeyo Pen燃えよペン by Shimamoto Kazuhiko
    Takeshobo (also Media Factory and Shogakukan), seinen
    This volume first published in Japan 1991.07 by Takeshobo; re-released by Media Factory in 1999.11 and by Shogakukan in 2002.11

    Related: Comic Bomber (Hoero Pen, sequel, 13 volumes) and New Comic Bomber (Shin Hoero Pen, sequel, 11 volumes)

  9. [New] Butterfly Cloud (Chouchou Kumo) by Ashihara Hinako ✓ [4.14]
  10. Chouchou Kumo蝶々雲 」 by Ashihara Hinako
    Shogakukan Betsucomi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2006.11

  11. Caramel Boy 2 of 2+ by Morio Masami
  12. Caramel BoyきゃらめるBOY 」 by Morio Masami
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.10
    N.B. Volume 1 not yet released in Indonesia

  13. Claymore 15 of 17+ by Yagi Norihiro
  14. ClaymoreCLAYMORE 」 by Yagi Norihiro
    Shueisha Jump SQ., shounen
    Previously serialized in the monthly and weekly Shonen Jump
    Volume 15 (chapters 78-83) first published in Japan 2008.12
    Claymore published in English by VIZ Media (volume 15 released 2009.11.03; volume 16 street date: 2010.06.01)

    A 26-episode anime adaptation (until manga volume 11) by Madhouse aired from April to September 2007 on NTV, starring seiyuu Kuwashima Houko as Clare.

  15. Crows 5 of 26 by Takahashi Hiroshi ✓ [4.07]
  16. Crowsクローズ 」 by Takahashi Hiroshi
    Akita Shoten Monthly Shounen Champion, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 1992.03
    Related series: Worst (sequel) · Crows Zero (spin-off) · Crows: Busou Sensen Reimeihen (side story)

  17. Detektif Conan Spesial 31 (Concept by Aoyama Gosho; Art by Abe Yutaka & Maru Denjiro ✓ [4.21]
  18. Eyeshield 21 v36 of 37 by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke ✓ [4.28]
  19. Eyeshield 21アイシールド21 」 by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 36: Sena vs. Panther (containing chapters 316-324) first published in Japan 2009.08
    Eyeshield 21 published in English by VIZ Media (volume 30 released 2010.02.02; volume 31 street date: 2010.04.06)

    A 145-episode anime adaptation produced by NAS and Studio Gallop, starring seiyuu Irino Miyu as Kobayakawa Sena, aired in Japan from April 2005 to March 2008.

  20. Fantastic Tales 2 of 5 by Ihuan
  21. Fantastic Tales星月幻境 」 by Ihuan (also Yi Huan)
    Tong Li, shoujo

  22. The Fifth Columnist 2 of 2 by Andrea Tezumo [Finale] - SL
  23. The Fifth Columnist by Andrea Tezumo
    Elex Media (Serial Lokal)
    Volume 2 scheduled 2010.04 (rescheduled to 2010.05.05)

  24. Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 22 of 25+ by Arakawa Hiromu ✓ [4.28]
  25. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi鋼の錬金術師 」 by Arakawa Hiromu
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 22 (containing chapters 88-91) first published in Japan 2009.04
    Fullmetal Alchemist published in English by VIZ Media (volume 22 released 2010.01.19) and Chuang Yi (Latest: volume 23)

    AWARDS: Winner of the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen manga category

    A 51-episode anime adaptation by Bones aired between October 2003 and October 2004, followed by a film sequel (Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, July 2005) and a second series Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, which commenced telecast on 5 April 2009 and is still ongoing (episode 54 airs 2010.04.25). A handful of OAVs were also released. Seiyuu Paku Romi and Kugimiya Rie play brothers Edward and Alphone Elric in all the Hagaren adaptations.

  26. Godhand Teru 23 of 51+ by Yamamoto Kazuki
  27. GodHand Teruゴッドハンド輝 」 by Yamamoto Kazuki
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 23 first published in Japan 2005.05

    Related: Godhand Teru novel by Yamamoto Kazuki (15 volumes as at 2009.01)

    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.

  28. [Premiere] Hitsugi Katsugi no Kuro 1 of 2+ by Kiyuzuki Satoko
  29. Hitsugi Katsugi no Kuro. - Kaichu Tabi no Wa
    棺担ぎのクロ。~懐中旅話~ 」 by Kiyuzuki Satoko
    Houbunsha Manga Time Kirara, seinen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2006.03
    Published in English as Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro by Yen Press (volume 2 released 2008.10.28)

  30. Kaiser Z 12 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi ✓ [4.28]
  31. Tenkuu no Hasha Z天空の覇者Z 」 by Uno Hiroshi
    Kodansha Shounen Magazine Comics, shounen
    Volume 12 first published in Japan 2001.04

  32. Katsu! 2 of 16 by Adachi Mitsuru ✓ [3.31]
  33. Katsu!KATSU! 」 by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2002.03
    Re-released in 8 volumes from 2009.07 to 2010.02
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

  34. [Premiere] K-ON! 1 of 3+ by Kakifly
  35. K-ON!けいおん! 」 by Kakifly
    Houbunsha Manga Time Kirara, Manga Time Kirara Carat, and Manga Time Kirara Forward, seinen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.04
    K-ON! licensed for North American distribution by Yen Press (volume 1 street date: 2010.11.16)

    A 13-episode anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation aired in Japan from April to June 2009. A second season, K-ON!!, premiered 6 April 2010. Seiyuu Toyosaki Aki, Satou Satomi, Hikasa Yōko, Kotobuki Minako, and Taketatsu Ayana and return in their roles as Hirasawa Yui, Tainaka Ritsu, Akiyama Mio Kotobuki Tsumugi, and Nakano Azusa in the sequel.

  36. [Premiere] Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon 1 by Fujiko F. Fujio ✓ [4.14]
  37. [Premiere] Kunai Legend (Kunaiden) 1 of 4 by Iori Tabasa ✓ [4.28]
  38. Kunaidenクナイ伝 」 by Iori Tabasa
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 1 (chapters 1-6) first published in Japan 2008.01

  39. Kunimitsu (Kunimitsu no Matsuri) 27 of 27 by Ando Yuma, Asaki Masashi [Finale] ✓ [4.14]
  40. Kunimitsu no Matsuriクニミツの政
    by Ando Yuma (Agi Tadashi), Asaki Masashi
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 27 first published in Japan 2005.12
    Re-released under the KPC (Kodansha Platinum Comics) imprint from 2006 to 2007 and in six bunkoban (Kodansha Manga Bunko) from 2007.05 to 2007.10.

    AWARDS: 2003 Kodansha Manga Award for shounen

  41. Legend of Nereid 5 of 15 by Hwang MiRee ✓ [4.21]
  42. Legend of Nereid네레이드의 전설 」 by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 5 first published in Korea 2003.03

  43. Legend of Nereid 6 of 15 by Hwang MiRee ✓ [4.28]
  44. Volume 6 first published in Korea 2003.03

  45. Libero Revolution! 9 of 13 by Tanaka Motoyuki ✓ [4.14]
  46. Libero Kakumei!!リベロ革命!! 」 by Tanaka Motoyuki
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 9 (containing chapters 69-77) first published in Japan 2001.10
    Re-released in seven bunko volumes (from November 2008 to May 2009)

  47. [Premiere] Love Honor (Giri Koi) 1 of 2 by Yamada Daisy ✓ [4.14]
  48. Giri Koiギリコイ 」 by Yamada Daisy
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.08
    Serialized in Indonesian in Nakayoshi Gress!

  49. Love Honor (Giri Koi) 2 of 2 by Yamada Daisy [Finale] ✓ [4.21]
  50. Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.02

  51. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 21 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko ✓ [4.07]
  52. 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

    AWARDS: 26th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen/shoujo category.

    An anime adaptation by Kitty Films was telecast from October 1981 through March 1986 on Fuji TV. The series spanned 195 episodes and starred seiyuu Hirano Fumi as Lum and Furukawa Toshio as Moroboshi Ataru. Eleven OAVs and six theatrical movies were also released.

  53. MÄR 15 of 15 by Anzai Nobuyuki [Finale] ✓ [4.07]
  54. MARMAR 」 by Anzai Nobuyuki
    AKA Märchen Awakens Romance
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 15 (containing chapters 152-160) first published in Japan 2006.08
    Published in English by VIZ Media and Chuang Yi (both publication runs concluded)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

    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.

  55. Maria Holic 3 of 6+ by Endou Minari ✓ [4.14]
  56. Maria Holicまりあ†ほりっく 」 by Endou Minari
    Media Factory Comic Alive, seinen
    Volume 3 (containing chapters 14-18) first published in Japan 2008.07
    Maria Holic published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 3 released 2010.03.02)

    A 12-episode anime adaptation by SHAFT, starring seiyuu Sanada Asami as Miyamae Kanako and Kobayashi Yuu as Shidou Mariya, aired from January to March 2009 in Japan. A drama CD by Frontier Works was released before the anime (July 2008).

  57. [New] Miracle Blue (Aoi Kiseki) by Mitsuki Miko - Serial Cantik ✓ [4.21]
  58. Aoi Kiseki蒼いキセキ 」 by Mitsuki Miko
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.07

  59. New Little Ghost Q-Taro (Shin Obake no Q-Taro) 4 by Fujiko F. Fujio ✓ [4.07]
  60. Shin Obake no Q-Taro新オバケのQ太郎 」 by Fujiko F. Fujio
    Shogakukan Tentoumushi Comics, kodomo

  61. Nodame Cantabile 22 of 23 by Ninomiya Tomoko ✓ [4.14]
  62. Nodame Cantabileのだめカンタービレ 」 by Ninomiya Tomoko
    Kodansha Kiss, josei
    Volume 22 (chapters 125-130) first published in Japan 2009.08
    Nodame Cantabile published in English by Del Rey (volume 16 released 2009.07.28)

    AWARDS: 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for best shoujo manga

    Related: Nodame Cantabile - Opera Hen (one volume sequel, began serialization in the 10 December 2009 issue of Kiss)

    Adapted into live-action drama and anime. Eleven episodes of the live-action drama (until manga volume 9) ran from October to December 2006 on Fuji TV. The TV series won the 51st Television Drama Academy Awards for Best Drama. Ueno Juri and Tamaki Hiroshi starred as Noda Megumi AKA Nodame and Chiaki Shinichi. Both actors reprise their roles in Nodame Cantabile Shinshun Special in Europe, a two-episode sequel that aired on 4 and 5 January 2008. The special won for Ueno Juri the Best Actress award in the 1st Tokyo Drama Awards.

    Two live-action movies pick up from where the TV series left off: Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Zen-Pen premiered 19 December 2009 in Japan; Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Kou-Hen is slated for showing starting 17 April 2010.

    The first season of the Nodame Cantabile anime aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block from January to June 2007. The 11-episode second season Nodame Cantabile: Paris Chapter ran from October to December 2008. The third season Nodame Cantabile: Finale aired from January to March 2010. Seiyuu Kawasumi Ayako and Seki Tomokazu played protagonists Nodame and Chiaki in all three seasons.

  63. Nurse Diary (Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari) 10 of 10 by Kai Sayumi [Finale] ✓ [4.14]
  64. Jitsuroku! Kangofu Monogatari実録!看護婦物語 」 by Kai Sayumi
    Akita Shoten Suspiria Mystery, shoujo
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2000.07

  65. One Piece 54 of 57+ by Oda Eiichiro ✓ [4.28]
  66. One PieceONE PIECE 」 by Oda Eiichiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 54: Unstoppable (もう誰にも止められない / Mō Dare ni mo Tomerarenai, containing chapters 523-532) first published in Japan 2009.06
    One Piece published in English by VIZ Media (volume 43 released 2010.04.06; volumes 44, 45, 46, and 47 street date: 2010.05.04)

    AWARDS: Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize finalist from 2000 to 2002

    The manga was adapted into a couple of OAVs before a full anime TV series that has aired more than 400 episodes and is still ongoing. At least 13 animated movies have also been released.

  67. [Premiere] Otoboke Section Chief 1 by Ueda Masashi
  68. Pandora Hearts 8 of 11+ by Mochizuki Jun ✓ [4.07]
  69. Pandora HeartsPandora Hearts 」 by Mochizuki Jun
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 8 (Retrace XXXI-XXXIII) first published in Japan 2009.03
    First licensed by Broccoli Books but dropped, Pandora Hearts is now published in English by Yen Press (volume 1 released 2009.12.15)
    Ongoing English serialization in Yen Plus

    A 25-episode anime adaptation produced by XEBEC aired in Japan from April to September 2009. Seiyuu Minagawa Junko, Kawasumi Ayako, and Toriumi Kousuke played Oz Vessalius, Alice, and Raven respectively.

  70. [Premiere] Pangeran Kacamata (Megane Ouji) 1 of 4+ by Mizukami Wataru ✓ [4.07]
  71. Megane Oujiメガネ王子 」 by Mizukami Wataru
    Kodansha Nakayoshi Lovely, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.10
    Published in English as Four-Eyed Prince by Del Rey (volume 2 released 2010.01.26)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Nakayoshi Gress!

  72. [New] Pangeran Kacamata (Megane Ouji) 2 of 4+ by Mizukami Wataru ✓ [4.14]
  73. Volume 2 first published in Japan 2008.03

  74. Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) 3 of 7 by Tsukuba Sakura ✓ [4.21]
  75. Penguin Kakumeiペンギン革命 」 by Tsukuba Sakura
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2006.03
    Penguin Revolution published in English by CMX (seven volumes)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

    A Penguin Kakumei drama was included in the free LaLa Gorgeous Drama CD given away with LaLa's November 2006 issue. Kawakami Tomoko, Saiga Mitsuki, and Takahashi Hiroki voiced Yukari, Ryo, and Aya respectively.

  76. Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) 4 of 7 by Tsukuba Sakura ✓ [4.28]
  77. Volume 4 first published in Japan 2006.11

  78. Pocket Monster 14 of 14 by Anakubo Kousaku ✓ [4.21]
  79. Pocket Monsterポケットモンスター 」 by Anakubo Kousaku
    Shogakukan Tentoumushi Comics, kodomo
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2003.04

  80. The Puppet Master Lin (Kairaishi Lin) 5 of 10+ by Wada Shinji ✓ [3.31]
  81. Kairaishi Lin傀儡師リン 」 by Wada Shinji
    Akita Shoten Mystery Bonita, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.03

  82. Raiders 4 of 5+ by Park JinJun
  83. Raiders레이더스 」 by Park JinJun (or Park JinJoon)
    Daiwon C.I., Super Champ, sonyun
    Volume 4 first published in Korea 2008.09
    Raiders published in English by Yen Press (volume 2 released 2010.03.23)

  84. Rebirth 24 of 25+ by Lee KangWoo ✓ [4.14]
  85. Rebirth리버스 」 by Lee KangWoo
    Daiwon C.I. Champ Comics, sonyun
    Volume 24 first published in Korea 2009.03
    Rebirth published in English by TOKYOPOP
    Published in Swedish by Wahlströms and in Italian by Flashbook.

  86. Red Haired Snow White (Akagami no Shirayukihime) 2 of 4+ by Akizuki Sorata ✓ [3.31]
  87. The Ruler of Nabari (Nabari no Ou) 8 of 12+ by Kamatani Yuhki ✓ [3.31]
  88. Nabari no Ou隠の王 」 by Kamatani Yuhki
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 8 (chapters 39-43) first published in Japan 2008.03
    Nabari no Ou published in English by Yen Press (volume 3 released 2010.03.23)
    Ongoing English serialization in Yen Plus
    Published in French by Asuka and in traditional Chinese by Sharp Point Press (Taiwan)

    AWARDS: Finalist in the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival

    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.

  89. School Rumble 9 of 22 by Kobayashi Jin ✓ [4.07]
  90. School RumbleSchool Rumble 」 by Kobayashi Jin
    Kodansha Shuukan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 9 (chapters 109-119 and ♭24-26) first published in Japan 2005.06
    School Rumble published in English by Del Rey (volume 13 released 2009.09.29)

    Related series: School Rumble Z (sequel, one volume, complete)

    A 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Comet aired in Japan from October 2004 to March 2005; a second season, School Rumble Nigakki, followed in 2006. Two OAVs, School Rumble Ichigakki Hoshū and School Rumble Sangakki, were released in 2005.12 and 2008 respectively.

  91. [Premiere] Spiral: The Bonds of Reason (Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna) 1 of 15 by Shirodaira Kyo & Mizuno Eita ✓ [4.21]
  92. Spiral: Suiri no Kizunaスパイラル 推理の絆
    by Shirodaira Kyo & Mizuno Eita
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 1 (chapters 1-5) first published in Japan 2000.02
    Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning published in English by Yen Press (volume 10 released 2010.01.26; volume 11 street date: 2010.04.20)

    Related: Spiral Alive (prequel; five volumes, complete)

    A 25-episode anime adaptation by J.C. Staff, based on the first six volumes of the manga but with an alternate ending aired on TV Tokyo from October 2002 to March 2003. The anime starred seiyuu Suzumura Kenichi as Narumi Ayumu, Asano Masumi as Yuizaki Hiyono, and Ishida Akira as Eyes Rutherford.

  93. Tale of Poor Sisters (Binbou Shimai Monogatari) 4 of 4 by Kazuto Izumi [Finale] ✓ [4.14]
  94. Binbou Shimai Monogatari貧乏姉妹物語 」 by Kazuto Izumi
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 4 (chapters 37-46) first published in Japan 2006.12

    A 10-episode anime adaptation by Toei Animation (starring Sakamoto Maaya as Yamada Kyou and Kaneda Tomoko as Yamada Asu) aired in Japan from June to September 2006.

  95. Tale of the Sea King (Kaiouki) 37 of 43+ by Kawahara Masatoshi
  96. Kaiouki海皇紀 」 by Kawahara Masatoshi
    Also romanized as Kaikouki
    Kodansha Gekkan Shounen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 37 first published in Japan 2008.09

  97. Tokkyu! 10 of 20 by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro ✓ [3.31]
  98. [Premiere] V.B. Rose 1 of 14 by Hidaka Banri
  99. V.B. RoseV・B・ローズ by Hidaka Banri
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2004.08
    V.B. Rose published in English by TOKYOPOP (volume 7 released 2009.12.29; volume 8 street date: 2010.04.27)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  100. [New] V.B. Rose 2 of 14 by Hidaka Banri
  101. Volume 2 first published in Japan 2004.12

  102. Wazabo 2 of 4+ by Soyama Kazutoshi ✓ [4.07]
  103. Wazabooわざぼー 」 by Soyama Kazutoshi
    Shogakukan Corocoro Dragon, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2008.02

  104. With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) 3 of 11 by Tokeino Hari ✓ [4.07]
  105. Oniichan to Isshoお兄ちゃんと一緒 」 by Tokeino Hari
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume Comics, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2005.02
    Published in English as Me & My Brothers by TOKYOPOP (11 volumes, complete)
    Serialized in Indonesian in HanaLaLa

  106. With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) 4 of 11 by Tokeino Hari ✓ [4.28]
  107. Volume 4 first published in Japan 2005.08

  108. Yakitate!! Japan 17 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi ✓ [4.07]
  109. Yakitate!! Japan焼きたて!!ジャぱん 」 by Hashiguchi Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 2005.04
    Yakitate!! Japan published in English by VIZ Media (volume 21 released 2010.01.12)
    Serialized in Indonesian in Shonen Star

    AWARDS: Won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga, along with Arakawa Hiromu's Fullmetal Alchemist

    A 69-episode anime adaptation from Sunrise aired on TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2006.

NOTE
(1) Source: Komikologi April 2010 issue
(2) Included Black Butler 8 and Pandora Hearts 8 even if they were listed for April as their volume previews appeared within the bulletin itself
(3) Links like this are Amazon.com search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.

MANGAZINES (April 2010)

HanaLaLa 49/2010 ✓ [4.28]

Highlights:

Other regular Hana to Yume and LaLa serials: Alice Academy by Higuchi Tachibana · Darling by Uno Ayumi · Dragon's Fiancé (Ryuu no Hanawazurai) by Kusakawa Nari · La Corda D'Oro by Kure Yuki · Natsume Yujincho by Midorikawa Yuki · Ouran High School Host Club by Hatori Bisco · Skip Beat! by Nakamura Yoshiki · Sugar Princess by Nakajo Hisaya · Vampire Knight by Hino Matsuri · V.B. Rose by Hidaka Banri · With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) by Tokeino Hari

Nakayoshi 79/2010 ✓ [4.14]

Highlights:

Other regular Nakayoshi series: Arisa by Ando Natsumi · Boy Friend by Yamada Daisy · Ghost Navi Runa (Youkai Navi Runa) by Kikuta Michiyo & Ikeda Miyoko · The Great Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu (Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshirou Jiken Note) by Enue Kei & Hayamine Kaoru · New Hell Girl (Shin Jigoku Shoujo) by Etoo Miyuki & the Jigoku Shojo Project · Ogawa & Team Saito (Ogawa to Yukai na Saitoutachi) by Sakyo · Sweet Tamatan (Dokidoki! Tama-tan) by Koge-Donbo · Tsuba Kiyo by Hara Asumi · XX Me! (Watashi ni xx Shinasai!) by Toyama Ema

Shonen Magz 70/2010 ✓ [4.07]

Highlights:

Other Kodansha shounen (and seinen) titles in serialization: BECK by Harold Sakuishi · Fairy Tail by Mashima Hiro · Ghost Doctor (Youkai no Oisha-san) by Satou Yuuki · Kindaichi Case Files by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya · Kungfu Boy Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) by Maekawa Takeshi · Sanzoku Ou by Sawada Hirofumi · School Rumble by Kobayashi Jin · Tokkyu!! by Komori Yoichi, Kubo Mitsurou · Tribal 12 by Osada Yu-Ko · Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP · Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto

Shonen Star 64/2010 ✓ [4.21]

Highlights:

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 · Undead by Inoue Kazurou · Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato · Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi

~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)

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