Lys Lily 2 of 2, Sanzoku Ou - King of Bandits 7, Here is Greenwood 1 by Nasu Yukie (Elex 1 December 2010 manga) [UPDATED]

Also, Detektif Conan Seri Animasi TV volume 23, in which Conan has to prove Kogoro's former boss innocent (or guilty) of a murder and (new street date: 12.08) Hayate The Combat Butler 24 which continues the Athena arc

Lys Lily 2 (Elex Media)

Hanatsukihime © Hibiki Wataru/Hakusensha [Serialized in LaLa and LaLa DX]
Published in Indonesia as Lys Lily by Elex Media

Living on borrowed time, Hanatsuki Lys searches for the demon who lent her his heart. She must find him before the contract deadline—when he returns to devour her—comes to pass. In the middle of her search, however, Shiva, her bodyguard and caretaker throughout her travels, suddenly falls comatose.

Does this disaster spell the end to Lys' quest and life as the demon flower princess? Consult the Lys Lily finale for answers.

Another supernatural shoujo mangaMy Fiancé is a Monster—concludes at volume 2 this 1st December, but that blurb comes (much) later. Because —

Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 7 of 13 by Sawada Hirofumi

✿ Emotional investment in Sawada Hirofumi's Talkin' 'bout a revolution manga continues to climb. For those angsticipating what's next, in Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 7, twenty days surrounded by a numerically superior enemy take its toll, and not just on soldier morale. As food stocks drop—to near-starvation levels—Masashige gives the order: Tell everyone to eat their fill.

What is Masashige thinking?

If you want further Nagato problems STAT!, go through back issues of the Indonesian Shonen Magz; the series wrapped in Issue 77. (If you want a similar historical series, try out m&c!'s Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War from the same manga-ka.)

Here is Greenwood 1 of 6 by Nasu Yukie

I thought this was the second time Elex was issuing Here is Greenwood; turns out I was wrong. (That Deluxe crown on the cover lured me into thinking it shared the same status as Topeng Kaca Deluxe and Angin Musim Gugur (and the upcoming Golden Book reissue). This release actually represents the Elex premiere.

Here is Greenwood 1 (Elex Media)

Koko wa Greenwood
© Nasu Yukie/Hakusensha
Published in Indonesia as
Here is Greenwood
by Elex Media

Doom and gloom trail 15-year old school boy Hasukawa Kazuya. Not only does his oniichan up and marry Kazuya's first love, Kazuya himself has to live with the blissful couple. Kazuya refuses to subject himself to moar blues, so he transfers to the all-male Ryokuto Academy and moves into the dorm nicknamed Greenwood.

Imagine Kazuya's consternation when he finds he's rooming with... a girl?!

Baka Updates' users tag Koko wa Greenwood Crossdressing, Dorms, Rated OT, Shoujo with Male Lead. They also file the series under Oranyan, which I understand from bangin-san is the male equivalent of tsundere. (bangin-san cites these oranyan examples: Tsukimori Ren (La Corda d'Oro) and Wolfram (Kyou Kara Maou).) Chiaki (Nodame Cantabile) is another example.

I'm assuming the Greenwood oranyan is Dropped the Bridget on Him Kazuya? Whoever it is, Elex promises that the thicker bunko edition will satisfy your trap comedy cravings (if not your fujo BL parti pris).

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2010.12.01)

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  1. BECK 25 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi
  2. BECK 25 (Elex Media)

    BECKBECK」 by Harold Sakuishi
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 25 first published in Japan 2006.01

    Best Shounen Manga, 2002 Kodansha Manga Awards (tied with Nonaka Eiji's Cromartie High School)

    Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing)

    Other languages
    English BECK:Mongolian Chop Squad (TOKYOPOP; till volume 12), French (Akata/Delcourt; tome 34 shipped 2010.03), Italian (Dynit), German (Tokyopop Germany; lapsed) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

    Anime adaptation (till manga volume 11) by Madhouse featuring seiyuu Namikawa Daisuke (Tanaka Yukio/Koyuki), Ueno Yuuma (Minami Ryuusuke) and Saiki Miho (Minami Maho). Twenty-six episodes aired from October 2004 to March 2005 on TV Tokyo.

    A BECK live-action film directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko, starring Mizushima Hiro (Ryuusuke) and Satoh Takeru (Koyuki), premiered 4 September 2010 in Japan.

  3. Crows 14 of 26 by Takahashi Hiroshi
  4. Crows 14 (Elex Media)

    Crowsクローズ」 by Takahashi Hiroshi
    AKA Crows: Busou Sensen Reimeihen
    Akita Shoten Monthly Shounen Champion, shounen
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 1994.08

    Related series

    Worst (sequel, 24 volumes as at 2010.06) and Crows Zero (spin-off; nine volumes as at 2010.08)

    Two live-action prequel movies: Crows ZERO (Japan theatrical release: October 2007) and Crows ZERO II (April 2009), directed by Miike Takashi and starring Oguri Shun (GPS leader Takiya Genji) and Yamada Takayuki (Serizawa Tamao)

  5. Global Garden 3 of 8 by Hiwatari Saki
  6. Global Garden 3 (Elex Media)

    Global GardenGLOBAL GARDEN
    by Hiwatari Saki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2002.11

  7. Hayate The Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku) 24 of 26+ by Hata Kenjiro
  8. Hayate The Combat Butler 24 (Elex Media)

    Hayate no Gotokuハヤテのごとく!
    by Hata Kenjiro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 24 (chapters 251-261) first published in Japan 2010.04

    Other languages
    English Hayate The Combat Butler (VIZ Media; volume 16 per 2010.09 • volume 17 street date: 2011.03.08), French (Kana/Dargaud tome 3 shipped 2010.11.03) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press Taiwan 旋風管家! 22 per 2010.07)

    Two anime seasons and one OAV starring seiyuu Shiraishi Ryoko (Ayasaki Hayate) and Kugimiya Rie (Sanzenin Nagi); two light novels, the first by Tsukiji Toshihiko and illustrated by Hata Kenjiro (JP release: 2007.05.24) and the second Nagi is the Familiar!? Let it ★ World Conquest (2008.03.18), featuring insert art by Hata Kenjiro and Zero no Tsukaima light novels illustrator Usatsuka Eiji; and an upcoming Taiwanese live-action adaptation

  9. [Series Premiere] Here is Greenwood (Deluxe) 1 of 6 (Koko wa Greenwood) by Nasu Yukie
  10. Here is Greenwood 1 (Elex Media)

    Koko wa Greenwoodここはグリーン・ウッド
    by Nasu Yukie
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume and Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 (bunko) first published in Japan 2000.12

    Other languages
    English Here is Greenwood (VIZ Media; nine volumes)

    A six-episode anime OAV starring seiyuu Sasaki Nozomu (Hasukawa Kazuya), Sakamoto Chika (Kisaragi Shun), Iwata Mitsuo (Ikeda Mitsuru) and Seki Toshihiko (Tezuka Shinobu) released in Japan between November 1991 and March 1993 and a 13-episode live-action renzoku that aired on Tokyo MX from July to September 2008 (Cast: Izawa Yuki, Suzuki Hiroki, Miura Riki and Sato Yuuichi)

  11. Kariage kun 36 of 49+ by Ueda Masashi
  12. Kariage kun 36 (Elex Media)

    Kariage-kunかりあげクン」 by Ueda Masashi
    Futabasha Action Comics, seinen
    Volume 36 first published in Japan 2002.12

    Recipient, 28th Bungeishunjū Manga Award (1982), along with Ueda Masashi's other series Furiten-kun and Masashi-kun and Suzuki Yamato's Ai MY Tenrankai

    Related series
    Kariage-kun: Chinan dake no Kuchikara Otoko! Hen, Kariage-kun: Itazura Meichin Bamenhen and Kariage-kun: Makenai Onnatachihen (sequels)

  13. Lys Lily (Hanatsukihime) 2 of 2 by Hibiki Wataru [Finale]
  14. Lys Lily 2 (Elex Media)

    Hanatsukihime花月姫」 by Hibiki Wataru
    Hakusensha LaLa and LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.05

  15. My Fiancé is a Monster (Fiancé wa Monster!?) 2 of 2 by Hanamori Pink [Finale]
  16. My Fiancé is a Monster 2 (Elex Media)

    Fiancé wa Monster!?フィアンセはモンスター!?
    by Hanamori Pink
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2010.02

    Indonesian Nakayoshi (concluded)

  17. Ruler of The Land (Yul Hyul Gang Ho) 50 of 53+ by Jeon KeukJin & Yang JaeHyun
  18. Ruler of The Land 50 (Elex Media)

    Yul Hyul Gang Ho열혈강호
    by Jeon KeukJin & Yang JaeHyun
    AKA Yul Hyul Kang Ho or Yulgang
    Daiwon C.I. Young Champ, seinen
    Volume 50 first published in Korea 2009.09

    Other languages
    English (ADV Manga; till volume 8), French (Tokebi; as Sabre et Dragon) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi; most recent 热血江湖 volume 40 released 2008.03.04)

    MMORPG Yulgang or Scions of Fate (US)

  19. Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 7 of 13 by Sawada Hirofumi
  20. Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 7 (Elex Media)

    Sanzoku Ou山賊王」 by Sawada Hirofumi
    Kodansha Magazine Great, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2005.05

    Indonesian Shonen Magz (concluded)

¹ Sources: Elex STO 1 December 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each except Detektif Conan Seri Animasi TV 1 (SRP: IDR 32,800), Here is Greenwood 1 (IDR 24,000) and Kariage kun 36 (IDR 15,000).
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Previews continued

Finales continued

My Fiancé is A Monster 2 of 2 by Hanamori Pink

Ack! Prince Rauto has more than one fiancée?! Aside from Miku, a Monster girl Ruru claims to be engaged to the prince.

What's got Miku baffled is: if Ruru is also a prospective bride, how come she's trying to get Rauto into trouble?

Ongoing series

BECK 25 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi

A confused Chiba joins a freestyle battle open tournament, despite a timing conflict with BECK's stage performance.

Is Chiba trying to distance himself from the band?

Crows 14 of 26 by Takahashi Hiroshi

The Bitoh brothers beat up Hiromi and Bando, the Suzuran attack apparently a homage to their eldest brother, now long gone. They turn their sights next to “Suzuran's strongest,” Rindaman. But Rindaman tells the brothers they've got the wrong address and points them in Harumichi's direction.

Can a newly-recovered Harumichi survive the looming duel against the sibs?

Global Garden 3 of 8 by Hiwatari Saki

Hikaru strives to help Ruika realize her dream of appearing before her grieving mother as Ruika and not as her deceased brother Masato. But can Ruika's mother accept Ruika as herself and let go her grief over her other child?

Hayate The Combat Butler 24 of 26+ by Hata Kenjiro

As mentioned at the outset, the latest Hayate The Combat Butler picks up the Athena arc where volume 23 left off.

After locking down his answer, Hayate faces Athena, accompanied by 10 years worth of emotional baggage. A farewell promise held in stasis for a decade thus approaches its fulfillment climax.

Volume 24 compiles chapters:
251. Shining in the Night
252. From Now On
253. Proof
254. And the Final Confrontation
255. The First Word
256. Question at Me
257. Someone Loves You
258. For Eternity, For You
259. 〜Fly High〜
260. Eternal Wind
261. Flirt and Flutter
*NOT Elex chapter titles

Ruler of The Land 50 of 53+ by Jeon KeukJin & Yang JaeHyun

Is Han Bikwang truly dead and has Ma Geum Rong been possessed by the spirit of the flower fairy sword again?

UP NEXT: Level Comics and m&c! 1 December 2010 manga and manhwa

Level Comics: Red River 2 · 3x3 Eyes 34 · Blade of Immortal 13 · Exit 4 ·
Nurse Aoi 16

m&c!: Idol Shopping 5 · Song of Love 7 · 1/6 Jump by Satsuki Mikiko · Dawn Aria 7 · Goodbye but I Love You by Yagami Rina · Love Blooms by Kayoru · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 13 · Cherry 49/2010

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


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manga currently available (24 November 2010 street date)

  • Elex Media: Pandora Hearts 11 · Hello Master 3 of 3 · Detektif Conan 30+ Plus Super Digest · Kindaichi Special Case - Private School Murder 1 of 2 by Seimaru Amagi & Fumiya Sato · Masked Rider Spirits 12 · Want You 3 · Animal Doctor 4 · Palette of 12 Secret Colors 1 by Kusakawa Nari · Rinne 2 · Crayon Shinchan - 20 Orang Terhebat di Dunia by Usui Yoshito · Look Up! 6 · My Fiancé is a Monster 1 of 2 by Hanamori Pink · Reborn Kumiho 19 · Pokonyan Pika-Pika 2 · Shonen Star 77/2010 · Shonen Magz 79/2010
  • Level Comics: Gun Smith Cats Burst 1 by Sonoda Kenichi · Gun Smith Cats 7 · Ghost Mum Investigator 2 · Over Rev 15 · Tomo'o 11 · Lucky Luke - Penyerbuan ke Oklahoma · Spirou - Z Untuk Zorglub · Cubitus - Kucing Bagian dari Anjing
  • m&c!: Female Wolf's Boy 9 · How To Be A Man 4 · Kimi ga Suki ~ I Love You ~ 3 of 3 · Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 8 · Be a Naughty Girl 2 · Secret 3 · Long Hu Men 173 · The Story of Wang Fenglei 7 · KOLONI: Purnama Kesembilan by Hira Habibi · Pancanaka by Ino Septian

related monthly schedule(s)

November 2010
Premiering Here is Greenwood (Deluxe) by Nasu Yukie, Lys Lily by Hibiki Wataru, Kindaichi Special Case: Private School Murder by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya, Bakeru-kun Pika-pika by Fujiko F. Fujio, Palette of 12 Secret Colors by Kusakawa Nari, My Fiancé is a Monster by Hanamori Pink, Doraemon by Fujiko F. Fujio (flopped reissue), Nice to Meet You God by Suzuki Julietta, Traumeister by Nakayama Atsushi

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