Minimal post (sorta) until RL decides to cut me some slack.
Akagami no Shirayukihime © Akizuki Sorata/Hakusensha (Serialized in LaLa DX)
Published in Indonesia as Red Haired Snow White by Elex Media Komputindo
Red Haired Snow White volume 3. (Pretty sure Prince among Princes Zen will “terrorize” Raji again; can't wait.)en's big bro Izana tries to boot Shirayuki out of Clarines by inviting the definitely unwelcome prince Raji of Tanbarun, Shirayuki's spurned suitor, to the castle in
Three more manga series ex-June finally debut. Aside from Toradora starring superficially fearsome Takasu Ryuuji and definitely ferocious Aisaka Taiga (you've probably already met them in the anime), there's Tena on S String, the Manga Time Kirara Forward seinen adventure about Ordinary High School Student Kyosuke who gets into an accident and wakes up hearing music all around. (Elex Book Reviews likens Tena to Shakugan no Shana — prolly for its
sudden servitude and
tsundere tropes.) The third is Rockwell the Scarlet Knight, the story of the poor but earnest eponymous Rockwell, living by the chivalric code.
Hikawa Kyouko's historical shoujo fantasy—Fairy-Tale-Motif Brocade—ends with Elex's release of volume 5 (after making us wait for more than a year). Protagonists Suzu and Shinkuro face even stronger enemies, while trying to make sense of their feelings.
The Otogimoyou Ayanishiki conclusion begs the question:
The Otogimoyou Ayanishiki Futatabi sequel wa?
This Naka highlights Toyama Ema's rabu triangle/blackmail-troped romance comedy XX Me! or Watashi ni xx Shinasai!, in which Akira wants to be Yukina's boyfriend, replacing Shigure, in the newest chapter.
Meanwhile, the latest ShoStar premieres Takkoku!!! 「 タッコク！！！ 」, the If you want to declare your love for somebody, play some ping-pong first!-premised shounen comedy by Fukuchi Tsubasa, creator of The Law of Ueki.
Box Set Round Two for One Piece (volumes 1-10; 11-20; 21-30; and 31-40 redux), Eyeshield 21 (volumes 1-10 of 37) and Kitchen Princess (volumes 1-10 of 10). Each “value” set retails for IDR 160,000, which constitutes an increase of between 10% to 60% (depending on which series) from the first time these were bundled. (More on prices below.) Also, there's the six-pack compile of Doraemon cinemangafication, Paket Doraemon Movie (Jakarta), which reissues movies 1 through 3, i.e., The Records of Nobita Spaceblazer, Nobita's Legendary King of the Sun and Nobita Drifts in the Universe.
Some stats and price reminders
- Excluding reissues, we have shoujo grabbing a 44% share VS shounen's 37%
- Excluding mangazines, publisher share breaks down to Hakusensha: four titles, tied with Shogakukan, with Kodansha contributing two titles
- All manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except the Doraemon Movie set (SRP: IDR 125,000) and Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon 4 (IDR 29,800, from a previous IDR 28,800). Nakayoshi remains at IDR 27,000/volume, but Shonen Star increases its price to IDR 30,000.
- Fairy-Tale-Motif Brocade (Otogimoyou Ayanishiki) 5 of 5 by Hikawa Kyouko [Finale]
- Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) 4 of 9 by Eto Miyuki · Jigoku Shojo Project
- Kaiser Z (Tenkuu no Hasha Z) 14 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi
- Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon 4 by Fujiko F. Fujio
- Libero Revolution! 11 of 13 by Tanaka Motoyuki
- New Sexy Simpleton 4 of 9 by Hwang MiRee
- [New] Paket Doraemon Movie (Jakarta)
- Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) 5 of 7 by Tsukuba Sakura
- Red Haired Snow White (Akagami no Shirayukihime) 3 of 4+ by Akizuki Sorata
- [Premiere] Rockwell the Scarlet Knight (Kurenai no Kishi Rockwell) 1 of 3+ by Nadatani Wataru
- Summer Storm! (Natsu no Arashi!) 2 of 7+ by Kobayashi Jin
- [Premiere] Tena on S String (S-Senjou no Tena) 1 of 8+ by Mikabe Sesuna
- [Premiere] Toradora 1 of 3+ by Zekkou & Takemiya Yuyuko
- V.B. Rose 5 of 14 by Hidaka Banri
- Eyeshield 21 volumes 1 to 10 (of 37) by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke [Box set]
- Kitchen Princess (Kitchen no Ohimesama) 1 to 10 (of 10) by Ando Natsumi and Kobayashi Miyuki [Box set]
- One Piece 1 to 10 (of 58+) by Oda Eiichiro [Box set]
- One Piece 11 to 20 (of 58+) by Oda Eiichiro [Box set]
- One Piece 21 to 30 (of 58+) by Oda Eiichiro [Box set]
- One Piece 31 to 40 (of 58+) by Oda Eiichiro [Box set]
- Nakayoshi 82/2010
- Shonen Star 68/2010
Featured series: XX Me! (Watashi ni xx Shinasai!) by Toyama Ema
Other regular serials: Arisa by Ando Natsumi, Boy Friend by Yamada Daisy, CHOCOLATE by Fukushima Haruka, Million Girl by Momoyuki Kotori, My Fiancé is a Monster (Fiancé wa Monster!?) by Hanamori Pink, Navi Runa (Youkai Navi Runa) by Kikuta Michiyo & Ikeda Miyoko, New Hell Girl (Shin Jigoku Shoujo) by Etoo Miyuki & the Jigoku Shojo Project, Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT, Sweet Tamatan (Dokidoki! Tama-tan) by Koge-Donbo and Tsuba Kiyo - 28K4 by Hara Asumi
Premiere: Takkoku!!! by Fukuchi Tsubasa
Other regular 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, Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow, Look Up! (Miagete Goran) by Kusaba Michiteru, My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) by Fujiki Shun, Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato and Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi.
~niki DBA huamulan03 (花木蘭03)
UP NEXT: More 14 July 2010 manga
Level Comics: 3x3 Eyes 31 · Akihabara@Deep 5 · Fight!! Ippo 76 · Miso-Com 3 · Nanase Fire Investigator 4 · Restore Garage 251 volume 7
m&c!: Bakugan Battle Brawlers 8 · Go! Hiromi Go! 1 by Asou Mikoto · How to Be a Man 1 by Yamada Nanpei · The Princess Bouquet 3 of 3 · Sakura Wars 9 of 9
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currently available manga (7 July 2010 street date)
- Elex Media: Otomen 9 · Caramel Boy 2 · Hero Tales 1 by Huang Jin Zhou & Arakawa Hiromu · Hyde & Closer 3 · Dorabase 17 · A Kiss For My Prince 4 · Kurozakuro 3 · LUM, The Invader Girl 24 · Shinagawa Cat Story 1 by Nishida Kana · Otoboke Section Chief 4 · Winter's Love by Mamura Mio · Shonen Magz 73/2010
- Level Comics: Airgear 13 · Hellsing 4 · Jepang Tenggelam 7 · Restore Garage 251 vol.6 · Subaru 7 · Zipang 3
- m&c!: Electric Daisy 5 · Rasetsu's Flower 6 · Dawn ARIA 3 · Gorgeous Twins by Shiiba Nana · Love Letter by Chiba Kozue · Meet the Banchou 3 · Sayaka's Special Attack, Big Victory! by Wao Akira · Welcome to Lovers Café Marina by Kitamura Yuka
related monthly schedules
Elex Media July 2010
Premiering Coz We're Not Children by Seta Haruhi, Look Up! by Kusaba Michiteru · Continuing One Piece (volume 55), Here We Are (#13) and Topeng Kaca: Bidadari Merah (#11) · Ending A Kiss For My Prince (volume 5)
Elex Media June 2010
Premiering Beauty Honey by Matsumoto Tomo, Gensou Suikoden III by Shimizu Aki (double launch with volume 2), Hello Master by Tsukuba Sakura, Hidamari Sketch by Aoki Ume, Natural Honey Dormitory by Oda Aya, Rakka Ryuusui by Sanada Iki, Rockwell the Scarlet Knight by Nadatani Wataru, Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits by Sawada Hirofumi, Tena on S String by Mikabe Sesuna, Toradora by Zekkou, Vampire Knight by Hino Matsuri, and Winter's Love by Mamura Mio (standalone)
other invaluable resources
Elex Media · manga · manhwa · seinen · shoujo · shounen · soonjung
Doraemon · Paket Doraemon Movie (Jakarta): The Records of Nobita Spaceblazer, Nobita's Legendary King of the Sun and Nobita Drifts in the Universe · Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon · Fairy-Tale-Motif Brocade (Otogimoyou Ayanishiki) · Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) · Kaiser Z (Tenkuu no Hasha Z) · Libero Revolution · New Sexy Simpleton · Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) · Red Haired Snow White (Akagami no Shirayukihime) · Rockwell the Scarlet Knight (Kurenai no Kishi Rockwell) · Summer Storm! (Natsu no Arashi!) · Tena on S String (S-Senjou no Tena ) · Toradora · V.B. Rose