Also, The Great Detective KIYOSHIRO YUMEMIZU volume 9, which completes the Conan—Kindaichi—YuKi shounen tantei triad who would've dominated this Elex manga release — had perky Yotsuba! not deigned to show up.
Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshiro Jiken Note © Enue Kei and Hayamine Kaoru
Kodansha (Serialized in Nakayoshi Lovely)
Published in Indonesia as The Great Detective KIYOSHIRO YUMEMIZU by Elex Media
Some (TV) Tropes and [SPOILERS!]
(Be careful surfing, especially from )
For the latest in Conan serial installments, see the latest Shonen Star mangazine (#67, below) that also streets 23 June
With Rena's whereabouts compromised and a Black Organization member posing as a patient in the same hospital, can foil the syndicate's scheme to retrieve her? (Elex adds that the de-aged Kudo Shinichi—on a perennial Busman's Holiday because, you know,
no matter where he goes, people die—also needs to solve a murder in which “Satan” figures as the primary suspect in this here volume of Aoyama Gosho's Meitantei Conan, AKA Case Closed.)
Before moving on to the other detective pair, let's dive first into some Heartwarming Hilarious —
Yotsuba and adoptive dad Koiwai go to see a hot air balloon race with Asagi, Ena, and Torako — and actually get to ride in one of the balloons. What “& Something” will the irrepressible,
Today is always the most enjoyable day Yotsuba find in the now-polychrome sky?
The fantastically rich family of Yamada Aloha vanishes one after another on Christmas, and The Great Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu is summoned to solve the mystery. Wherever his conviction leads this meitantei and his deductive powers cannot be doubted, and fortunately, YuKi deciphers the mystery... in his sui generis yet non-confidence inspiring style.
Okay, that's the second detective above the line. Let's try for three below.
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo:
Opera-za Kan Daisan no Satsujin
© Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya
Kodansha (Shonen Magazine Comics)
Published in Indonesia as
Kindaichi Special Case:
The Phantom Of The Opera 3rd Murder
by Elex Media
Elex releases the first of two volumes of Kindaichi Special Case: The Phantom Of The Opera 3rd Murder, part of Amagi Seimaru's iteration of the original Kindaichi Case Files manga, the Fair Play Whodunnit that TV Tropes observes supplies more violent versions of The Scooby Doo Hoax — stemming from legendary monster killers faithfully following legend scripts.
And as given away by the duology's title, the fabled monster here is Le Fantôme de l'Opéra:
Kindaichi Hajime revisits Opera House hotel, scene of two serial killings. In a gruesome third time's a charm, another murder takes place, the crime laid squarely at the foot of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Meanwhile, Tokyo homicide inspector Kenmochi, rarely the definition of unreliable, has disappeared.
Keajaiban Ilmu Pengetahuan
© Usui Yoshito
Published in Indonesia
by Elex Media
What causes earthquakes?
How do airplanes fly?
How come the sun looks red at sunset?
These are just some of the questions posed (and answered) in Crayon Shinchan: Keajaiban Ilmu Pengetahuan (“Crayon Shin-chan: The Marvels of Science”), in which the late Usui Yoshito-sensei's eponymous protagonist is supposed to help the target demographic (Elex suggests “kodomo, especially those in early grade-school”) learn some (at the cost of IDR 25,800/book).
The Elex Book Review editor further points out that
the language is easy and the facts,
(I'm more fascinated by the fact that Elex has licensed Crayon Shin-chan—only ever encountered as bootleg—even if it's only as edu-manga.)
Kekkaishi © Tanabe Yellow
Shonen Star Issue 67 is on an advanced sked — wonder why? Issue 66 just went on sale last week. Well, whatever the reason, Kekkaishi's barrier master Yoshimori is the cover boy— OK, so he shares the billing with Aloof Big Brother Masamori. (I apologize for mistakenly reporting this as one of Shonen Star 66's highlights. Pwease forgive?)
Recycling the preemptive blurb:
Wannabe patissier and the Sumimura clan's 22nd kekkaishi Yoshimori takes on Kaguro, a strong ayakashi clothed in human skin. Yoshimori can just barely defend himself against the master Kokuboro fighter (that TV Tropes describes as
a really obvious homage to [Rurouni Kenshin's] Shishio Makoto), prompting Dude Looks Like A Lady Yagyō troop member Kagemiya to risk his life to aid Yoshimori. A
stoopid brave act that triggers Yoshimori's ...
Shonen Star's newest Kekkaishi will just have to tide you over until Elex releases the latest tankou. (Unless you read simplified Chinese, in which case Chuang Yi has you covered; CY's latest is volume 28.)
Other Shogakukan shounen serials: Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang Kyung-Il · Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) by Aoyama Gosho · D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji · Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) by Yamada Takatoshi · InuYasha by Takahashi Rumiko · Katsu! by Adachi Mitsuru · Look Up! (Miagete Goran) by Kusaba Michiteru · My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) by Fujiki Shun · Undead by Inoue Kazurou · Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato · Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.
- [New] Crayon Shinchan: Keajaiban Ilmu Pengetahuan by Usui Yoshito
- Crows 9 of 26 by Takahashi Hiroshi
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) volume 57 of 68+ by Aoyama Gosho
- Godhand Teru 24 of 52+ by Yamamoto Kazuki
- The Great Detective KIYOSHIRO YUMEMIZU (Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshiro Jiken Note) 9 of 9+ by Enue Kei and Hayamine Kaoru
- Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) 2 of 9 by Eto Miyuki
- [Premiere] Kindaichi Special Case: The Phantom Of The Opera 3rd Murder (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Opera-za Kan Daisan no Satsujin) 1 of 2 by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya
- Let's Play! (Asobi ni Iku yo!) 3 of 7+ by 888 & Kamino Okina
- New Sexy Simpleton 3 of 9 by Hwang MiRee
- The Pitcher (Nanto Magoroku) 72 of 73+ by Sadayasu Kei
- Weapon Master (Shen Qi Wang) 2 of 5 by Zhang Yong Ren
- Yotsuba&! (Yotsubato) 9 of 9+ by Azuma Kiyohiko
¹ Sources: Elex Media STO 23 June 2010 and Komikologi (synopses, except where noted)
² All listed GN are priced at IDR 15,000 each, except Crayon Shinchan: Keajaiban Ilmu Pengetahuan (SRP: IDR 25,800) and Yotsuba&! 9 (IDR 16,000)
³ are Amazon.com (or other online merchants) search and/or product links (commercial), in case you're interested in another language version.
The promised last volume preview:
Shieikai Ryugu's plan to recruit hospitals from the outskirts of Ryugu starts to strangle those refusing to join: The Harada Internal Medicine Hospital is among the first victims, losing patients for not collaborating with the medical cartel. Shinomiya Ren refuses to back down, this time eyeing the Akitsuki clinic that boasts several outstanding doctors. What evil scheme is being hatched next?
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
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other currently available manga and manhua (23 June 2010 street date)
- Level Comics: 1 or W by Takahashi Rumiko · Bambino 4 · Exit 3 · A Hint of Purple 2 · Historie 2 · Ice Forest 5 · Jio 7 · Officer Monju 6 · The Ravages of Time 3
- m&c!: Shanaou Yoshitsune: Genpei War 3 · My Prince by Aikawa Saki · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 9 · Cherry 44 · 10 AMERO comics too many to list here
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[Finales] Fairy-Tale Motif Brocade (volume 5) by Hikawa Kyouko and Ghost Sweeper Mikami by Shiina Takashi (volume 39)
[CONTINUING] Serial Topeng Kaca: Bidadari Merah 11 by Miuchi Suzue, Claymore 15 by Yagi Norihiro, C.M.B. 12 by Katou Motohiro, Fairy Tail 6 by Mashima Hiro, The Great Detective Kiyoshiro Yumemizu 9 by Enue Kei, Q.E.D. 33 by Katou Motohiro, Red-Haired Snow White 3 by Akizuki Sorata, Yotsuba&! 9 by Azuma Kiyohiko
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