Vampire Knight 4, Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe) by Hikawa Kyoko, Wild Life 9 (Elex 29 September 2010 manga)

Also, penultimates Hell Girl (volume 8) and Kurozakuro (6) and the latest Yakitate!! Japan (18), in which Kanmuri takes on brother Tsutsumi for the prize of declining he sleeps with the fishes.

Vampire Knight 4 (Elex Media)

Vampire Knight © Hino Matsuri/Hakusensha [Serialized in LaLa]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media Komputindo

New Creepy Maria tempts Yuki with the secret to forestalling My Hero Zero's Level E termination; Yuki just has to choose between giving herself to the Night Class transferee or offing Vampire Prince Kaname to pay for the tip.

Yuki thumbs down the assassination alternative—did you expect anything else?—choosing to let Maria imbibe Yuki Blood Straight. Does this mean 1-0 for Maria VS the Cross Academy Guardians? Check out how the bloody game plays out in Vampire Knight 4, streeting next Wednesday.

NEW TITLES: Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe): Chizumi & Fujiomi Series 1 by Hikawa Kyoko

Angin Musim Gugur Deluxe (Elex Media)

Chizumi & Fujiomi 1
© Hikawa Kyoko/Hakusensha
Published as Angin Musim Gugur
by Elex Media

I get that the Chizumi & Fujiomi series is as classic as Dunia Mimpi; why reissue otherwise? But if like me you have no idea of who Chizumi and Fujiomi are, let alone why they rate preferential treatment (at an IDR 22,000 price tag)... *directs you to the Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe) blurb below*

Chizumi's beloved sister exchanges the family bosom for a husband's clinch, much to Chizumi's endless melancholy. Despite the “loss” of onee-chan, li'l sis essays resilience, a target that would've been easier to hit had she not misplaced the keepsake hat her only sister gave her, on the very day they bid good-bye to each other.

Fast forward to school. Amid acting tuff, Chizumi is called by a popular yet aloof school mate, Fujiomi. Having heard all the rumors about him, Chizumi is scared witless. She didn't do anything, so what does he want with her??

If it helps, Baka-Updates Manga users tag the series Opposites Attract, Classic Manga, Clumsy Heroine, Bishounen. A LaLa serial, Chizumi & Fujiomi was compiled in three tankou—Haru wo Matsukoro, Pastel Kibun and Gin Iro Ehon—before Hakusensha re-released it in two volumes in 2000. (Elex's Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe) represents the relaunched Chizumi & Fujiomi 1.)

Do you need reminding? Hikawa Kyoko-sensei's last release here was Fairy-Tale - Motif Brocade (Otogimouyou Ayanishiki), which ended its Elex run in July.

REISSUES: The Complete New Kungfu Boy by Maekawa Takeshi

If you wanna (re)start your collection, Elex reissues the entire New Kungfu Boy martial arts shounen series in two RE-STO sets: volumes 1-10 and 11-20 of 20, each value bundle retailing for IDR 160,000. In Maekawa Takeshi-sensei's Tekken Chinmi universe, New Kungfu Boy succeeds the original Kungfu Boy and precedes the ongoing, volume-9-released-just-last-Wednesday Kungfu Boy Legends, serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz.

And speaking of mangazines

MANGAZINES: Shonen Magz 77 and Shonen Star 73 - Say good-bye to...

Two series apparently end in the mangazines streeting next Wednesday: Sanzoku Ou by Sawada Hirofumi in Shonen Magz 77 and Look Up! (Miagete Goran) by Kusaba Michiteru in Shonen Star 73. Deets after the manga list below.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2010.09.29)

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  1. [New release] Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe): Chizumi & Fujiomi Series 1 (Haru wo Matsukoro: Chizumi & Fujiomi 1) by Hikawa Kyoko
  2. Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe): Chizumi & Fujiomi Series 1 (Elex Media)

    Haru wo Matsukoro: Chizumi & Fujiomi 1
    春を待つころ 千津美と藤臣君のシリーズ 1
    by Hikawa Kyoko
    Hakusensha, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2000.06

    Related series
    The Chizumi & Fujiomi series was originally serialized in LaLa and collected into three volumes: Haru wo Matsukoro, Pastel Kibun and Gin-iro Ehon (re-released in two 千津美と藤臣君のシリーズ volumes in 2000).

  3. Dear Boys Act3 volume 4 of 4+ by Yagami Hiroki
  4. Dear Boys Act3 v4 (Elex Media)

    Dear Boys Act3DEAR BOYS ACT3
    by Yagami Hiroki
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Dear Boys and Dear Boys Act2 (prequels)

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi; volume 4 released 2010.08)

  5. Detektif Conan Spesial 33 of 36+ (Meitantei Conan Special) by Aoyama Gosho, Abe Yutaka & Maru Denjiro
  6. Detektif Conan Spesial 33 (Elex Media)

    Meitantei Conan Special名探偵コナン 特別編
    Concept by Aoyama Gosho
    Art by Abe Yutaka & Maru Denjiro
    Shogakukan Tentoumushi Comics, shounen
    Volume 33 first published in Japan 2008.12

    Detektif Conan (main story) and the special editions drawn by Aoyama-sensei's assistants that diverge from the main plot

  7. Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) 8 of 9 by Eto Miyuki
  8. Hell Girl 8 (Elex Media)

    Jigoku Shoujo地獄少女
    by Eto Miyuki, Jigoku Shojo Project
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 8 (chapters 28-31) first published in Japan 2008.07

    Indonesian Nakayoshi Gress! (concluded)

    Other languages
    English Hell Girl (Del Rey; Volume 6: His Time Has Come released 2009.11.24 • Volumes 7/8/9 street date: 2010.10.26), French La fille des enfers (Editions Pika; nine volumes); and German (TOKYOPOP Germany and EMA)

    Adapted from the anime produced by Aniplex and Studio DEEN starring seiyuu Noto Mamiko (Enma Ai), Sugo Takayuki (Wanyuudou), Matsukaze Masaya (Ichimoku Ren) and Honda Takako (Hone-Onna). Additionally, a 12-epsiode live-action renzoku aired on NTV between November 2007 and January 2008, with Iwata Sayuri as Enma Ai, Ogura Hisahiro (the Narrator in the anime series) as Wanyuudou, Kato Kazuki as Ichimoku Ren, and Sugimoto Aya as Hone-Onna.

    Related manga (sequels): Shin Jigoku Shoujo (New Hell Girl; three volumes; Indonesian serialization in NakaGress) and Jigoku Shoujo R

  9. Kurozakuro 6 of 7 by Natsume Yoshinori
  10. Kurozakuro 6 (Elex Media)

    Kurozakuroクロザクロ」 by Natsume Yoshinori
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 6 (chapters 48-57) first published in Japan 2005.12

    Indonesian Shonen Star (concluded)

    Other languages
    English Kurozakuro (VIZ Media; volume 1 street date: 2010.11.02), French (Delcourt/Akata; seven volumes)

  11. Legend of the Cursed Sword (Pageomgi) 32 of 37 by Yeo BeopRyong & Park HuiJin
  12. Legend of the Cursed Sword 32 (Elex Media)

    by Yeo BeopRyong & Park HuiJin
    AKA PaGumKi
    Daiwon C.I. Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 32 first published in Korea 2007.09

    Other languages
    English Chronicles of the Cursed Sword (TOKYOPOP; volume 23 scheduled 2008.11.04), German (Egmont Manga & Anime; as The Legend of the Sword) and Swedish (B. Wahlströms Bokförlag AB)

  13. Rakka Ryuusui 2 of 5+ by Sanada Ikki
  14. Rakka Ryuusui 2 (Elex Media)

    Rakka Ryuusui落花流水」 by Sanada Ikki
    AKA Falling Petals, Running Water
    Houbunsha Manga Time Kirara Max, seinen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.04

    A light novel and two audio dramas starring seiyuu Nakahara Mai (Hayama Akiho) and Endo Aya (Hokaze Minatsu). Houbunsha released the Akizuki Hiro-penned light novel in July 2007. The first Rakka Ryuusui drama CD was released in Japan 2009.03; the Rakka Ryuusui Variety CD was released at Comiket 76 (2009.08).

  15. Vampire Knight 4 of 12+ by Hino Matsuri
  16. Vampire Knight 4 (Elex Media)

    Vampire Knightヴァンパイア騎士」 by Hino Matsuri
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2006.10

    Volume 4 contains chapters:
    Fifteenth Night: Storm on Board
    Sixteenth Night: Speculation, Hidden Speculation
    Seventeenth Night: The Price
    Eighteenth Night: Wish
    Nineteenth Night: The Broken Gear
    Extra Story: It's Too Scary To Ask ‘Why Only Me’?
    *HanaLaLa 37-41 chapter titles except the Extra Story (title from Chuang Yi's volume 4).

    German Daisuki · Indonesian HanaLaLa (latest Thirtieth Night: For Whom the Blood Flows)

    Other languages (tankou)
    English Vampire Knight (VIZ Media [volume 10 released 2010.06 • volume 11 street date: 2010.12.07] and Chuang Yi; volume 11 per 2010.02), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi; 吸血鬼骑士 #11 per 2010.01), traditional Chinese (Ever Glory Taiwan; 吸血鬼騎士 11 shipped 2010.05), Italian and Portuguese (Panini Comics), French (Marvel Panini France; tome 11 released 2010.07; tome 12 ships 2010.11.10) and German (Carlsen Comics; latest Band 9; Band 10 releases 2011.01.02)

    Studio DEEN's 13+13-episode anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Horie Yui (Cross Yuki), Miyano Mamoru (Kiriyu Zero) and Kishio Daisuke (Kuran Kaname), aired on Japan's TV Tokyo from April through July 2008 (first season) and October through December 2008 (second season as Vampire Knight Guilty). The anime spanned manga chapters 1 through 46.

    Two drama CDs preceded the TV series. The first was Track 2 of the LaLa Kirameki Drama CD, produced for LaLa's 29th anniversary and given away as a freebie with the magazine's September 2005 issue. (The furoku CD also bundled dramas for four other LaLa serials: Penguin Kakumei by Tsukuba Sakura (Track 3), ZIG☆ZAG by Nakaji Yuki (Track 4), Sailor Fuku ni Onegai! by Tanaka Meca (Track 5) and Ouran Koukou Host Club by Hatori Bisco (Track 6)). The second Vampire Knight Midnight CD-Pack (LaLa Oubosa Zenin Service CD Vampire Knight (Midnight CD Pack)) was exclusively released for mail order in 2006. The drama CDs feature the same cast as the anime's, with the exception of characters Headmaster Cross Kaien (Koyasu Takehito in the drama; VK anime sound director Gôda Hozumi in the anime), Hio Shizuka (Sonoda Keiko in the drama; Orikasa Fumiko in the anime) and Sayori Wakaba (Ueda Kana in the drama; Mizuno Risa in the anime).

    Two Hino Matsuri-illustrated light novels were written by Fujisaki Ayuna. The Vampire Knight: Ice Blue no Tsumi and Vampire Knight: Noir no Wana side stories released in Japan 2008.04.05 and 2008.10.03 respectively. Chuang Yi released the first novel in English (Vampire Knight: Ice Blue Sin) on 2010.07.06. Marvel Panini France's Vampire Knight: Coeur de glace released by 2010.07.07. Carlsen published the novel in German as Vampire Knight: Eisblaues Verbrechen. Carlsen also released the second Noir's Trap novel as Vampire Knight: Tiefschwarzer Hinterhalt.

    The official fanbook, Vampire Knight Fanbook: Cross, containing character and story information and details from Hino-sensei's storyboard, was published in November 2008 in Japan. (German Vampire Knight: X Official Fanbook released by Carlsen; VIZ Media has scheduled the Vampire Knight Official Fanbook for October 2010.)

    The Vampire Knight artbook 「 樋野まつりイラストレーションズ-ヴァンパイア騎士(ナイト)- 」 streeted concurrently with volume 12 in Japan (2010.07.05).

  17. Wild Life 9 of 27 by Fujisaki Masato
  18. Wild Life 9 (Elex Media)

    Wild Lifeワイルドライフ」 by Fujisaki Masato
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 9 first published in Japan 2004.10

    Volume 9 contains chapters:
    69 馬がなつく人間とは!?
    70 勝敗を分けたもの
    71 陵刀の過去
    72 退院か手術か
    73 策はあります
    74 一番の才能
    75 コンドルはハゲている
    76 なんでそうなるの?
    77 熱...い戦い

    Best Shounen Manga, 51st Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)

  19. Yakitate!! Japan 18 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi
  20. Yakitate!! Japan 18 (Elex Media)

    Yakitate!! Japan焼きたて!!ジャぱん
    by Hashiguchi Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 18 first published in Japan 2005.06

    Volume 18 contains chapters:
    153 東の執念
    154 最高のアイディア
    155 物事の本質
    156 審査の邪魔
    157 一流の男
    158 東の力
    159 河内と亀
    160 ふわっとした生地
    161 十六の島
    162 サンデーの離婚率

    Best Shounen Manga, 49th Shogakukan Manga Awards (tied with Arakawa Hiromu's Fullmetal Alchemist)

    Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)

    Other languages
    English Yakitate!! Japan (VIZ Media; volume 23 released 2010.07 • volume 24 street date: 2010.10.12), French (Delcourt/Akata; Yakitate Ja-Pan !! un pain c'est tout tome 26 released 2010.01), Spanish (Editorial Ivréa Spain), German (EMA) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan; 新鮮出爐﹗日式麵包王 26 per 2007.06)

    Sunrise's 69-episode anime adaptation starring seiyuu Kobayashi Yumiko as Azuma Kazuma aired from October 2004 to March 2006 on TV Tokyo.

Elex reissues (2010.09.29)

  1. [Re-STO] New Kungfu Boy 1-10 of 20 by Maekawa Takeshi
  2. [Re-STO] New Kungfu Boy 11-20 of 20 by Maekawa Takeshi

¹ Sources: Elex STO 29 September 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each except Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe) (SRP: IDR 22,000). The New Kungfu Boy box sets are priced at IDR 160,000/set. Mangazines Shonen Magz 72 and Shonen Star 73 retail for IDR 30,000/issue.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Volume previews continued

Dear Boys Act3 vol. 4 of 4+ by Yagami Hiroki

Contrary to fears, sub Enomoto gets Team Mizuho back on track. But just as Mizuho's cagers start sinking in baskets, Coach Himuro calls for another substitution, this time recalling Dobashi and sending Ishi back in. What kind of gamble is this? All along, the cornerstone of Mizuho's defense has been the Ishi and Dobashi combi.

What will be rival Narita's answer to the coach's stratagem?

Hell Girl 8 of 9 by Eto Miyuki & Jigoku Shojo Project

Yes, that's it... I will only say that it is the fault of the devil's spawn.

After five years, Takuma returns to the neighborhood where he grew up, smarter in ways his past self could never have imagined. Not everyone, however, is pleased, forcing Takuma to access Hell Communication and summon Enma Ai.

And so the nightmare begins...

[With additions from the French La fille des enfers, tome 8 synopsis (Pika Edition)]

Volume 8 contains chapters:
28 A warm heart
29 My sister, my pride
30 The lake's tranquil shores
31 Spiral
*Not Nakayoshi Gress! titles; translated from the French La fille des enfers 8 blurb

Kurozakuro 6 of 7 by Natsume Yoshinori

Whomsoever wrests Zakuro's horn, possessed of power beyond envisioning, stands to create a new era. Thus, the conflict escalates, with the fate of the human world in the balance. As the clash comes to a head, who will emerge with the power to rewrite the rules?

Volume 6 contains chapters:
48 Resistance
49 White and black
50 Disappearance
51 Flower
52 The fang which evolved (the ogre)
53 Independence
54 Bond
55 Existence
56 Joint struggle
57 Rule
*Not Shonen Star titles; translated from the Japanese 「クロザクロ 6」 blurb

Legend of The Cursed Sword 32 of 37 by Yeo BeopRyong & Park HuiJin

To rescue Mei, Rei Yan confronts Myeol Cheon, only to be faced with the choice of fighting the god of war. Elsewhere, Xiao remains trapped with Mastema.

Rakka Ryuusui 2 of 5+ by Sanada Ikki

Increasingly smitten Akiho fights to protect her growing closeness to Minatsu-senpai, restraining herself to please, rather than repulse, the love of her life.


Shonen Magz 77/2010: Sanzoku Ou concludes

Shonen Magz 77/2010 - Vinland Saga front cover

Vinland Saga
© Yukimura Makoto
Kodansha [Afternoon]

Yukimura Makoto-sensei's epic Vinland Saga returning to the cover aside, The Thing about Shonen Magz Issue 77 is the wrap of Sawada Hirofumi's samurai action drama Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits. One star from among the legendary five augured to disarm destiny refuses to dim; whose is it?

(BTW, Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 4 is reportedly slated for a 6 October release; Vinland Saga's tankou premiere remains shrouded in mystery, or sunk in licensing limbo.)

The other absolutely kewl shounen companions:

I assume Maekawa Takeshi's Kungfu Boy Legends is still being serialized, despite absence from Issue 77's cover line-up. (Sanzoku Ou doesn't appear either, but you already know teh fate of that.)

Shonen Star 73/2010 ☆ Look Up! by Kusaba Michiteru ends

Shonen Star 73/2010 - Front cover: Look Up!

Miagete Goran
© Kusaba Michiteru
Shogakukan [Shonen Sunday]

Marvel at Yuzawa's final battle in Look Up! (Miagete Goran) by Kusaba Michiteru in Shonen Star Issue 73. After total earnest shounen isshokenmei, Yuzawa triumphs over Azis. Not only that, Yuzawa is off to conquer Wimbledon!

Moar ShoStars in Indonesia's heftiest (480 pages) manga anthology:

UP NEXT: More 29 September 2010 manga

  • Level Comics: Fight!! Ippo 78 · The Duke and I by Hara Chieko · Love & Collage 11 · Love Affair 6 · Priest 9 · Aflame Inferno 3 · New Comic Bomber 4 · Gun Smith Cats 6 · Haruka 17 vol. 9
  • m&c!: Sugar Family 4 · Shanimuni GO 31 · Jun x Ai Sensation 3 · Anemone Flower Shop by Minami Maki · Sky Blue Beach 1 by Yamada Nanpei · Shimokita Sundays by Katsuma Ayahito/Ishida Ira · Yowamushi Pedal, Go! 9 · You Are My Wing by Kitagawa Yuka · Rasetsu's Flower 7 · A Badboy Drinks Tea! 9 · Lady and the Sea 1 by Abiko Miwa · Female Wolf's Boy 5 · Confucius 4 · Cherry 47/2010

Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography


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

manga currently available (22 September 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: Hello Master 1 by Tsukuba Sakura · Penguin Revolution 6 · With My Brothers 8 · One Piece 55 · Fairy Tail 7 · Beauty Honey 2 · BECK 21 · Geobreeders 14 · Global Garden 1 by Hiwatari Saki · Godhand Teru 26 · Hidamari Sketch 3 · Hyde & Closer 4 · Kariage kun 33 · Katsu! 8 · Kungfu Boy Legends 9 · Libero Revolution!! 13 of 13 · Look Up! 4 · SC: Manekineko Real Estate by Sorano Sakana · School Rumble 12 · Spiral: The Bonds of Reason 6 · Tokkyu! 14 · Nakayoshi 84/2010 · Shonen Star 72/2010
  • Level Comics: Perfect Girl Evolution 21 · Honey Hunt 5 · The Hunting of The Snark 1 by Miyabe Miyuki, Ohishi Hiroto · Nanase Fire Investigator 5 · Fist of The Blue Sky 2 · Historie 3 · Nurse Aoi 14 · Priest 8 · Shattered Knife 4 · Subaru 9
  • m&c!: Bleach 34 · Oresama Teacher 2 · Love So Life 1 by Kouchi Kaede · The Ghost Conqueror 4 · Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 6 · Dawn Aria 5 · Idol Shopping 3 · Beyond the Beyond 5 · Go! Hiromi Go! 3 · Graffiti of Love by Sugata Uri · Kimi Ga Suki - I Love You - 1 of 3 by Watanabe Ayu · Memory Eater 1 by Kang KyungNam · My Dinosaur Dentist by Morio Masami · Salon for a Broken Heart by Ayumi Rin · Secret 1 by Han YuRang · Sparkling Charm by Nakajima Yuka · The Story of Wang Fenglei 6 · Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 9

related monthly schedules

October 2010
Premiering Angin Musim Gugur (Deluxe) by Hikawa Kyoko, English School Wars by Matsumoto Tomo, The Flower Princess by Hibiki Wataru, Traumeister by Nakayama Atsushi, Nice to Meet You God by Suzuki Julietta, MIXIM 11 by Anzai Nobuyuki, My First Mr. Akuno by Fujiki Syun, Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl, Chotto Edo Made by Tsuda Masami, Kome Si Belang by Hoshino Natsumi, Here is Greenwood (Deluxe) by Nasu Yukie, Our Dear Tamura-kun by Kurafuji Sachi, Crayon Shinchan by Usui Yoshito and SC: Goddess of a Department Store by Morino Aki (standalone)

September 2010
Premiering Global Garden by Hiwatari Saki, Tsuba Kiyo - 28K4 by Hara Asumi, You Are So Cool by Lee YoungHee and Thorny Rules by Yukimura Yuni (standalone)

other invaluable resources

Baka-Updates Manga · Wikipedia · 7net Shopping · manaworld · ANN


♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

i love yakitate!!japan :D

i finished the whole anime :)

huamulan03 said...

I commend your perseverance--j/k! I finished the Yakitate!! Japan anime too ^^

Thanks for the comment!

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