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)

10.18.2010

Vampire Knight 5, Hello Master 2, Fullmetal Alchemist 24 (Elex 20 October 2010 manga)

ヴァンパイア騎士 5

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

Yeah, yeah, you know the manga threesome above equals top DO WANT!, but did you also catch how manhwa-ga Hwang MiRee tried to make off with this sked? She snuck in not one, not two, but three! soonjung manhwa into Elex's 10.20 list, one of them the debuting Want You. So if we add Idol Shopping 4, streeting over on m&c!'s side, it will really be—as noted by tweet friend freekenari-san—a Serangan HMR! for the 20th.

Be that as it may, no one, not even HMR's Themedes (or Thaion) nor Lee Jin (or Kubilai), is gonna dislodge Vampire Knight's Kyaaa~! Kaname-samaaa~! from First Blurb.

[SPOILAGE!]

Vampire Knight 5 of 12+ by Hino Matsuri

(Sasuga) Kaname-sama pierces Hio Shizuka's heart with his bare hand, but the murder is laid squarely at My Hero Zero's feet. A vampire council envoy is sent to execute our vampire hunter. Can Zero escape punishment for a crime he didn't commit?

If you follow HanaLaLa, you might've already read the volume 5 chapters: Twentieth Night: Game Over, Twenty First Night: Guilty, Twenty Second Night: The Changed & The Unchanged Twenty Third Night: The Lost Lamb and Twenty Fourth Night: “Little” Incident.

And speaking of HanaLaLa, you'll have to settle for this Vampire Knight tankou (and prolly also Hello Master 2, blurbed along with Fullmetal Alchemist 24 below the Fake Cut) for your LaLa or LaLa DX fix because there's no word yet on when HanaLaLa 53 will street.

New Elex titles: Our Dear Tamura-kun, RINNE and Want You

Elex premieres three series: Our Dear Tamura-kun, Kurafuji Sachi's manga adapt of Takemiya Yuyuko's Watashitachi no Tamura-kun light novels, RINNE, Takahashi Rumiko's latest SS serial that skips over a Shonen Star-First installment and Want You — apparently, yet another reverse harem from Hwang MiRee.

Want You 1 (Elex Media)

Want You © Hwang MiRee
Samyang
Published in Indonesia
by Elex Media

Because Want You already insinuated itself into the intro (not to mention how Elex listed volumes 1-4 in the September Komikologi), I'm indulging the “fashionably late” debut by giving it the Above the Cut spot. (In any case, I already spotlighted RINNE here.)

Disaster befalls orphaned tomboy Kang Herem's new home, but this is exactly the blessing in disguise she's been waiting for: Herem wants to go see her crush, who also happens to be her cousin.

Will Herem be reunited with her first love when moves into her uncle's house in Seoul?

Mangazines: Nakayoshi Gress! 85 and Shonen Star 74

Little Marchen (Märchen-chan), a shoujo fantasy comedy from Ogawa and Team Saito's Sakyo debuts in Nakayoshi Gress! 85. Shonen Star 74, meanwhile, premieres Inoue Kazurou's Magical Iroha but reserves the cover for Adachi Mitsuru's Katsu!. (Covers and babble after the ongoing series previews waaay below.)

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2010.10.20)

Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details and cover scans.

  1. Artist Acro 3 of 9 by Sakurai Ato
  2. Artist Acro 3 (Elex Media)

    Artist Acroアーティストアクロ」 by Sakurai Ato
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2009.06

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore; 魔法亚克罗 #3 per 2010.07)

  3. Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) 24 of 27 by Arakawa Hiromu
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist 24 (Elex Media)

    Hagane no Renkinjutsushi鋼の錬金術師
    by Arakawa Hiromu
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 24 (chapters 96-99 + side story) first published in Japan 2009.12

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 49th Shogakukan Manga Awards (tied with Hashiguchi Takashi's Yakitate!! Japan)

    Other languages
    English Fullmetal Alchemist (VIZ Media; volume 23 released 2010.07.20 • volume 24 street date: 2011.01.18 and Chuang Yi; latest volume 23 per 2010.03), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi 钢之炼金术师 #26 scheduled for 2010.10.19), French (Kurokawa tome 24 shipped 2010.09), Italian (Panini Comics/Planet Manga), German (Planet Manga), Spanish (Norma Editorial Spain latest: volume 25), Polish (Japonica Polonica Fantastica), Swedish (Bonnier Carlsen) and Portuguese (JBC Brazil)

    Adaptations
    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 64-episode series Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood that aired between April 2009 and July 2010. A handful of OAVs were also released. Seiyuu Park Romi and Kugimiya Rie play brothers Edward and Alphone Elric in all the Hagaren adaptations.

    Two Fullmetal Alchemist audio drama series have been produced. Three volumes comprise the pre-anime first series: The Land of Sand, False Light, Truth's Shadow and Criminals' Scar. The second series, bundled with Shonen Gangan consists of Ogutāre of the Fog (Shonen Gangan April and May 2004 issues) and Fullmetal Alchemist: Crown of Heaven (November and December issues).

    Related
    Spin-off light novels written by Inoue Makoto and illustrated by Arakawa Hiromu. First serialized in Shonen Gangan, six volumes have been released: The Land of Sand (2003.02; source material for anime episodes 11 and 12) · The Abducted Alchemist (2003.09) · The Valley of White Petals (2004.04) · Under the Faraway Sky (2004.10) · The Ties That Bind (2005.06) · A New Beginning (2007.03).

    A pair of The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist manga artbooks and three manga guidebooks, as well as three The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Anime artbooks, a Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Profiles character guide book, and six fanbooks (TV Anime Fullmetal Alchemist Official Fanbooks for the first series and one for the second) have also been released.

  5. Hello Master (Yoroshiku Master) 2 of 3 by Tsukuba Sakura
  6. Hello Master 2 (Elex Media)

    Yoroshiku Masterよろしく・マスター
    by Tsukuba Sakura
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.09

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan 請多指教 - 主人! volume 3 shipped 2009.09)

  7. Legend of Nereid 10 of 15 by Hwang MiRee
  8. Legend of Nereid 10 (Elex Media)

    Legend of Nereid네레이드의 전설
    by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 10 first published in Korea 2003.03

  9. Natural Honey Dormitory (Tennen Hachimitsu Ryou) 3 of 7 by Oda Aya
  10. Natural Honey Dormitory 3 (Elex Media)

    Tennen Hachimitsu Ryou天然はちみつ寮。
    by Oda Aya
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2002.11

    Other languages
    Vietnamese Bạn trai thông minh (Thanh Hoa Publishing)

  11. New Sexy Simpleton 7 of 9 by Hwang MiRee
  12. New Sexy Simpleton 7 (Elex Media)

    New Sexy Simpleton新신 섹시한 못난이
    by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 7 first published in Korea 2004.12

    Related series
    Sexy Simpleton (prequel)

  13. [Series Premiere] Our Dear Tamura-kun (Watashitachi no Tamura-kun) 1 of 4 by Kurafuji Sachi & Takemiya Yuyuko
  14. Our Dear Tamura-kun 1 (Elex Media)

    Watashitachi no Tamura-kun
    わたしたちの田村くん
    by Kurafuji Sachi & Takemiya Yuyuko
    MediaWorks Dengeki Comic Gao!, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2006.12

    Related series
    Based on the two-volume light novel series by Takemiya Yuyuko, illustrated by Yasu, serialized in the seinen Dengeki hp

    Adaptations

  15. [Series Premiere] RINNE (Kyoukai no Rinne) 1 of 5+ by Takahashi Rumiko
  16. RINNE 1 (Elex Media)

    Kyoukai no Rinne境界のRINNE
    by Takahashi Rumiko
    AKA Circle of Reincarnation Rinne
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 1 (chapters 1-8) first published in Japan 2009.10

    Other languages
    English RIN-NE (VIZ Media; volume 4 per 2010.09.14 and Chuang Yi; latest volume 3 per 2010.10.19), French (Asuka éditions tome 4 ships 2010.12.02), German (EMA Band 3 ships 2010.11) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press Taiwan 境界之輪迴 4 per 2010.09)

  17. Topeng Kaca Deluxe (Glass no Kamen) 2 of 24+ by Miuchi Suzue
  18. Topeng Kaca 2 Deluxe (Elex Media)

    Glass no Kamenガラスの仮面」 by Miuchi Suzue
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Bunko volume 2 first published in Japan 1994.03

    Related
    Glass no Kamen tankoubon

    Adaptations
    Three anime and two seasons of a live-action drama

  19. Vampire Knight 5 of 12+ by Hino Matsuri
  20. Vampire Knight 5 (Elex Media)

    Vampire Knightヴァンパイア騎士」 by Hino Matsuri
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 5 (chapters 20-24) first published in Japan 2007.04

    Serializations
    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 12 per 2010.10.19), 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)

    Adaptations
    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).

    Related
    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).

  21. [Series Premiere] Want You 1 of 10 by Hwang MiRee
  22. Want You 1 (Elex Media)

    Want you원츄(Want you)」 by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 1 first published in Korea 2004.06

¹ Sources: Elex STO 20 October 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each except for the Topeng Kaca 2 Deluxe (SRP: IDR 24,000/volume). Nakayoshi 85 and Shonen Star 74 retail for IDR 30,000 each.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

New titles (continued)

Our Dear Tamura-kun 1 of 4 by Kurafuji Sachi & Takemiya Yuyuko

I fell in love with you in the summer, a girl who dreams of returning to her home planet and leaving behind this sad world. I meet you again in springtime, a violent beauty who pelts me with a honmei choco.

Seasons careen past, just like a comet, waiting for the time it streaks through the night sky once more.

Wiki and Baka-Updates Manga identify Our Dear Tamura-kun speaker: Tamura Yukisada, torn between loves past (Matsuzawa Komaki) and present (Soma Hiroka). Aside from Love Triangle, Baka-Updates users tag the light novel spin-off Shy Girl and Tsundere. (Guess which is which.)

RINNE 1 of 5+ by Takahashi Rumiko

Since she was a kid, Mamiya Sakura has had the power to see ghosts. It's an annoying ability at best, but one day, Sakura meets a mysterious boy, Rokudo Rinne, who claims to be a Shinigami.

And so begins Sakura's adventure with Rinne who exorcises ghosts, liberating them from the remorse that binds them to this world, and guiding their spirits to the Circle of Reincarnation that awaits.

Wiki sez volume 1 contains chapters:
1. The Mysterious Classmate
2. The Legend of the Weather Hutch
3. Four o'clock Behind the Gym
4. Have We Met?
5. Y·O·U·N·G Woman
6. Mystery in the Club Building
7. Black Cat by Contract
8. Afraid to Fall Asleep
*NOT Elex Media's chapter titles

Ongoing series previews

Artist Acro 3 of 9 by Sakurai Ato

Acro and Subaru confront Art Organization, the shady group teaching artists honing their craft seriously wrong lessons. A furious Acro faces off with Aokishi members.

As Acro and Subaru rush to the prison where Deko is held, they find their way booby trapped at every turn.

Fullmetal Alchemist 24 of 27 by Arakawa Hiromu

Hohenheim grapples with Father, the escalating combat thrusting the homunculi creator back to his shadow form. Meanwhile, Briggs' forces find resistance futile after King Bradley's unexpected reappearance in Central. Despite Greed's assistance, attrition refuses to abate. Even Ed's group falls victim to a transmutation circle that sends Ed, Al and Izumi to...

Volume 24 contains these chapters*:
96. The Two Heroines
97. The Two Philosophers
98. Infinite Greed
99. Eternal Rest
and the side story Daughter of the Dusk—Prologue
*NOT Elex Media's chapter titles

Hello Master 2 of 3 by Tsukuba Sakura

Even though it's no longer Christmas, Kurumi doesn't let go of Kaito's reins, rendering our Santa × Reindeer couple inseparable for the entire year. The 24/7 yoke draws the attention of a “Special” Santa Claus paired with a black reindeer.

Black Santa is apparently an Internal Affairs investigator who probes into Santa/Reindeer misconduct and recommends pairs to be fired for unseemly behavior.

And it only took Elex not quite three years to bring us the volume that was this blog's The reindeer I want for Christmas banner (December 2007's).

Legend of Nereid 10 of 15 by Hwang MiRee

Zeparos frees Themedes from prison even as Prince Paramos plans to deliver Themedes's punishment himself. Elsewhere, despite knowing Prince Thaion's likely reaction to his betrayal, Ramodeos stays with Princess Eurike.

Natural Honey Dormitory 3 of 7 by Oda Aya

Just as Non-chan nearly confesses to Nene, Hikaru denies ever having been a real couple with Non-chan. Contrary to Hikaru's jokey usual, Hikaru this time seems serious, not to mention, sad, as if about to say good-bye.

Non-chan wants to go after Hikaru — who ups and disappears, leaving only a letter for Nene to find:

“I will abduct you tonight. Wait for me. To my dearest Hikaru...”

New Sexy Simpleton 7 of 9 by Hwang MiRee

Kubilai, Mongkhe, the Empress and Mi Ju depart for the castle fortress. Mi Ju's bids for freedom continue to #Fail, especially after meeting Lady Thei, Kubilai's fianceé. Meanwhile, the Emperor tracks Mi Ju down to the fort, only to be shocked by news of Mi Ju's... pregnancy?!

Topeng Kaca 2 Deluxe by Miuchi Suzue

Mayuko protégée Kitajima Maya tries her hardest during rehearsals to give life to the role of Beth in “Young Girl,” the first drama performance of the Mayuko Acting School. Unfortunately, three days before curtains rise, Maya falls sick.

Maya disregards her illness and insists on going on with the show. But what kind of performance can she give with a 40°C fever?

Mangazines

Nakayoshi 85/2010 premieres Little Marchen and Little Shugo Chara!

Nakayoshi Gress 85/2010

The latest Indonesian Nakayoshi debuts Little Marchen or Märchen-chan by Sakyo, alongside PEACH-PIT's Little Shugo Chara!, now that the main Shugo Chara! has concluded (wrapped in NakaGress! 84 with Boy Friend by Yamada Daisy).

Little Marchen is the story of Maria Date, a half-Scottish girl who, rumors have it, can see fairies. Meanwhile, Shugo Chara-chan! (at least, that's what I assume Little Shugo Chara! used to be) is a 4-koma manga based on Shugo Chara!. This first installment credits one Naftalen Mizushima as author, but Baka-Updates Manga lists these other Nakayoshi manga-ka as collaborators on this gag manga: Abe Yuriko, Ando Natsumi, Eto Miyuki, Kikuta Michiyo, Sakyo and Toyama Ema. Ando Natsumi, Kikuta Michiyo and Toyama Ema manga also appear in this issue, along with the current Nakayoshi pals:

I assume that Dua Pangeran Bintang by Hanamori Pink and New Hell Girl by Etoo Miyuki are still around, despite being conspicuously silent.

Shonen Star 74/2010 ☆ KATSU! by Adachi Mitsuru

Shonen Star 74/2010 - Front cover: KATSU!

Shoken gym opens and Satoyama and Mizutani join up. Riko attempts everything to ensure that Satoyama seriously pursues the pro boxing dreams of her idol, Satoyama papa Akamatsu Ryusuke. So much so that it piques Mizutani in the latest chapter of Adachi Mitsuru's sports manga Katsu!

Premiering this issue is Inoue Kazurou's Magical Iroha (Mahou no Iroha!) comedy, about middle schooler Naoki who about suffers a heart attack when he receives a surprising visitor in Iroha, the girl claiming to be his daughter from the future.

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UP NEXT: Level Comics and m&c! 20 October 2010 manga and manhwa

Level Comics: Half an Apple 4 · Air Gear 15 · Jio 10 · Chocolat 4 · Hikayat Genji 4 · Akihabara@DEEP 6 of 6 · Restore Garage 251 V10 · Shattered Knife 5

m&c!: Oresama Teacher 3 · Kingdom of the Beast by Takagi Shigeyoshi · A Badboy Drinks Tea! 10 · To The Top! 2 of 2 · Idol Shopping 4 · Canon by Usami Maki · Beauty Pop 8 · Cold Heart by Hoshimori Yukimo · Go! Hiromi Go! 4 · Secret 2

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

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currently available manga (13 October 2010 street dates)

  • Elex Media: Topeng Kaca 1 Deluxe by Miuchi Suzue · Fairy Tail 9 · Defense Devil 1 by Youn In-Wan & Yang Kyung-Il · Kariage-kun 34 · My First Mr. Akuno 1 by Fujiki Syun · SC: Thorny Rules by Yukimura Yuni · Sentaro 35 · Crows 12 · Artist Acro 2 · Tsuba Kiyo - 28K4 volume 2 of 2 · Kurozakuro 7 of 7 · Hidamari Sketch 4
  • Level Comics: Vagabond 33 · Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 2 · The Drops of God 2 · Zipang 4 · Blade of Immortal 11 · Hellsing 5 · Priest 10 · Basara 13 · Jepang Tenggelam 8 · Onsen Paradise 3 · Strange Tales of Tokyo 3
  • m&c!: Song of Love 6 · Bleach 35 · When Love is Growing by Shiumi Saki · Female Wolf's Boy 6 · Miracle Ball 12 of 12 · Kimi Ga Suki - I Love You - 2 of 3 · How to Make a Princess 1 by Izumi Asuka · Because I Love You 2 of 2 · Love Remedy by Kohara Yuko · My Sweet Home 1 by Maru & Kim Jin-hee · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 12

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)

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