Red Haired Snow White 3, Toradora 1, Summer Storm! 2 (Elex Media 14 July 2010 manga)

Minimal post (sorta) until RL decides to cut me some slack.

赤髪の白雪姫 3

Akagami no Shirayukihime © Akizuki Sorata/Hakusensha (Serialized in LaLa DX)
Published in Indonesia as Red Haired Snow White by Elex Media Komputindo

Zen'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 Red Haired Snow White volume 3. (Pretty sure Prince among Princes Zen will “terrorize” Raji again; can't wait.)

Aside from the political intrigues in Akizuki Sorata's neo-faerie tale Akagami no Shirayukihime, here are the other highlights of this Elex release:

New Elex Titles

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.

Series finales

Hikawa Kyouko's historical shoujo fantasyFairy-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?


Two manga anthologies: the Indonesian Nakayoshi (#82) and Issue 68 of Shonen Star, the local Shonen Sunday.

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.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2010.07.14)

  1. Fairy-Tale-Motif Brocade (Otogimoyou Ayanishiki) 5 of 5 by Hikawa Kyouko [Finale]
  2. Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) 4 of 9 by Eto Miyuki · Jigoku Shojo Project
  3. Kaiser Z (Tenkuu no Hasha Z) 14 of 16 by Uno Hiroshi
  4. Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon 4 by Fujiko F. Fujio
  5. Libero Revolution! 11 of 13 by Tanaka Motoyuki
  6. New Sexy Simpleton 4 of 9 by Hwang MiRee
  7. [New] Paket Doraemon Movie (Jakarta)
  8. Penguin Revolution (Penguin Kakumei) 5 of 7 by Tsukuba Sakura
  9. Red Haired Snow White (Akagami no Shirayukihime) 3 of 4+ by Akizuki Sorata
  10. [Premiere] Rockwell the Scarlet Knight (Kurenai no Kishi Rockwell) 1 of 3+ by Nadatani Wataru
  11. Summer Storm! (Natsu no Arashi!) 2 of 7+ by Kobayashi Jin
  12. [Premiere] Tena on S String (S-Senjou no Tena) 1 of 8+ by Mikabe Sesuna
  13. [Premiere] Toradora 1 of 3+ by Zekkou & Takemiya Yuyuko
  14. V.B. Rose 5 of 14 by Hidaka Banri

[RE-STO] Elex Media reissues (2010.07.14)

  • 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]

Elex Media mangazines (2010.07.14)

Sources: Elex Media STO 14 July 2010 and Komikologi

~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


Cover images and source summaries used here for reference are © their respective intellectual rights holders. No infringement intended.

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

7net Shopping · Baka-Updates Manga


KiRai said...

Yes! Finally! Fairy Tale Motif Brocade and Red Haired Snow White~~~ *gunyu-gunyu dance* ^__^

huamulan03 said...

*joins you in the gunyu-gunyu dance* ^^

huamulan03 said...

Apparently, the release of fourth Kumpulan Cerita Berwarna Doraemon has been moved back/did not street on the 14th.

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