This week

Manga street datesElex: 9.03 · Level: 9.03 · m&c!: 9.03
Anime (on Animax Asia):
[Series premiere] The File of Young Kindaichi, 2 Sep 2014, Tue, 1030pm WIB
(airs Mon – Wed)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB

11.23.2010

Pandora Hearts 11, Detektif Conan 30 +Plus Super Digest Book, Hello Master 3 of 3 (Elex 24 November 2010 manga)

Also, Masked Rider Spirits 12, on the back burner since July

Pandora Hearts 11 (Elex Media)

Pandora Hearts © Mochizuki Jun/Square Enix [Serialized in GFantasy]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media

I invite you again to prostrate yourselves at the feet of Elex editor Fitri for this Ganbariya-san's hard work lets us enjoy Pandora Hearts 11 just eight months from its Japanese premiere. (Fitri-san, sankyuu~)

Pandora Hearts 11, which outstrips whichever manga/manhwa streets on the 24th to reign as undisputed DO WANT! champ across all Gramedia channels (Elex—Levelm&c!), sees a world in turmoil after the red Shinigami shatters Glen Baskerville's barrier seal. Oz and comrades, rushing to find information on the other seal before Baskerville beats them to it, meet a mage descendant of the seal guardian. However, an unexpected something disrupts the confab, proving Break's contention that wherever Oz is, trouble is sure to follow.

This tankou compiles Retrace XLII-XLV: Stray, Crown of Clown, Dusty Sky and Queen of Hurts.

Detektif Conan 30 +Plus Super Digest (Elex Media)

Detektif Conan 30 +Plus Super Digest by Aoyama Gosho

Aoyama Gosho's Detektif Conan 30 +Plus Super Digest continues where 20 +Plus left off, declassifying moar Detektif Conan chara dossiers, as well as revealing further secrets behind the shounen tantei's case closing deductions. The third of five Conan Super Digest Story and Character Guides shares Next Most Drooled Over honor with Tsukuba Sakura's Hello Master volume 3 (below).

Hello Master 3 of 3 by Tsukuba Sakura

Pandora Hearts 11 (Elex Media)

At the start of autumn, a reindeer approaches Kurumi. Alto, another black reindeer, is well nigh immortal, but unlike Nene, doesn't belong to the fault-finding Santa Claus Internal Affairs division. But just because Alto doesn't go around investigating behavior unbecoming of Santa × Reindeer pairs doesn't mean the other blackie doesn't cause an uproar. Upon meeting the female Santa Claus, the ronin reindeer falls head over heels in lurve.

Kaito, what do you make of another reindeer muzzling in on your master? (Tokoro de, can you even growl?)

Baka-Updates lists Yoroshiku Master as an ongoing, but Elex insists (see November's Komikologi) that Hello Master 3 represents The End. I tend to side with Elex this time: the Japanese よろしく・マスター and traditional Chinese 請多指教 - 主人! editions don't go any higher than volume 3.

NEW ELEX TITLES

In alphabetical order: another Crayon Shinchan edu-manga from Usui Yoshito, Crayon Shinchan - 20 Orang Terhebat di Dunia; the third Kindaichi Special Case duology from Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya, Kindaichi Special Case - Private School Murder (volume 1 of 2); NakaGress graduate My Fiancé is a Monster (volume 1 of 2) by Hanamori Pink and Palette of 12 Secret Colors (volume 1 of 6) by Kusakawa Nari. You know the drill; this LaLa fangirl will only blurb abecedarian back marker Palette Above the Cut. (Although I will tell you now that if you're curious about the world's 20 Most Influential People, according to Shin-chan, you'll have to GET! the IDR 25,800 SRP volume. Elex's blurb doesn't even hint at who makes Shin-chan's historical personages A-list, but from the cover, one of them is inventor Thomas Alva Edison.)

Fujiko F. Fujio's cinemangafication of Doraemon: A Grandmother's RecollectionsDoraemon Movie: Kenangan Nenek—originally advised for 11.24 release apparently has been postponed. Will advise new sched when available.

Palette of 12 Secret Colors 1 of 6 by Kusakawa Nari

Palette of 12 Secret Colors 1 (Elex Media)

The city of Opal plays host to the “Palettes” — mages who can transfer colors between objects. Drawn to the remote island boasting the planet's most vividly-colored birds, the wizards have set up shop in Opal to train palette candidates.

Unfortunately, first-year student Cello can't quite master the “Secret Colors” basics and stands to fail the course. Fortunately despite her ineptness, Cello remains the only palette capable of long-distance color manipulation. Unfortunately, the same power brings Cello afoul of kidnappers who force her to capture the iridescent birds. Fortunately...

... the birds aren't carriers of avian flu.

No, seriously, get Palette of 12 Secret Colors 1 to find out if Cello can expect something good on the Opal horizon. (Fortunately, she's not alone; she can count on the help of bird Yoyo, introduced in Baka-Updates Manga's Juuni Hizoku no Palette description.)

Elex previously published Kusakawa Nari's Overhead Cottage as a Serial Cantik standalone, but you prolly know this manga-ka better from The Recipe for Gertrude (which Elex has down as a December 2010 Upcoming) and Dragon's Fiancé, currently serialized in HanaLaLa. Kusakawa-sensei's ongoing LaLa/LaLa DX serial is the debt-troped Yashio to Mikumo.

MANGAZINES: Shonen Magz 79 and Shonen Star 77

Shonen Magz 79/2010 inducts Blazer Driveブレイザードライブ」 by Kishimoto Seishi into the Absolutely kewl Shonen Magz ranks. The ongoing series from the creator of Jio introduces Mystickers and the “Blazers” who can tap into the tattoo-esque inventions' more advanced powers. (Moar babble after the manga list.)

Meanwhile, no such newbie makes an appearance in Shonen Star 77/2010, which streets concurrently with the latest ShoMagz. But Dr. Koto FTW.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2010.11.24)

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

  1. Animal Doctor (Doubutsu no Oishasan) 4 of 12 by Sasaki Noriko
  2. Animal Doctor 4 (Elex Media)

    Doubutsu no Oishasan動物のお医者さん
    by Sasaki Noriko
    AKA Mr. Veterinarian
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 1990.11

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan's Ai Xin Dong Wu Yi Yuan; 12 volumes)

  3. [Premiere] Crayon Shinchan - 20 Orang Terhebat di Dunia by Usui Yoshito
  4. Detektif Conan 30 +Plus Super Digest Book by Aoyama Gosho
  5. Hello Master (Yoroshiku Master) 3 of 3 by Tsukuba Sakura [Finale]
  6. Hello Master 3 (Elex Media)

    Yoroshiku Masterよろしく・マスター
    by Tsukuba Sakura
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2009.04

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

  7. [Series Premiere] Kindaichi Special Case - Private School Murder (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Gokumonjuku Satsujin Jiken) 1 of 2 by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya
  8. Kindaichi Special Case - Private School Murder 1 (Elex Media)

    Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Gokumonjuku Satsujin Jiken (Jō)
    金田一少年の事件簿 獄門塾殺人事件 上
    by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya
    AKA Jail Gate Private School Murder Case (First Part)
    Kodansha Shonen Magazine Comics, shounen
    Volume 1 (chapters 1-6) first published in Japan 2006.11

    Related
    Part of the new Kindaichi Case Files

  9. Look Up! (Miagete Goran) 6 of 8 by Kusaba Michiteru
  10. Look Up! 6 (Elex Media)

    Miagete Goran見上げてごらん
    by Kusaba Michiteru
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2006.07

    Volume 6 chapters:
    48 空と球(ボール)
    49 圧倒的なサーブ
    50 新たな争い
    51 一触即発
    52 沈黙
    53 沈黙の理由
    54 崩れたリズム
    55 プライド
    56 決着
    57 監督の決断

    Serializations
    Indonesian Shonen Star (concluded)

  11. Masked Rider Spirits (Kamen Rider Spirits) 12 of 16 by Muraeda Kenichi
  12. Masked Rider Spirits 12 (Elex Media)

    Kamen Rider Spirits仮面ライダーSPIRITS
    by Muraeda Kenichi, Ishinomori Shotaro (Original story)
    AKA The Legend of Masked Riders
    Kodansha Magazine Z, seinen
    Volume 12 (chapters 69-73) first published in Japan 2007.04

    Related series
    Kamen Riders (main story) · Shin Kamen Rider Spirits (sequel)

  13. [Series Premiere] My Fiancé is a Monster (Fiancé wa Monster!?) 1 of 2 by Hanamori Pink
  14. My Fiancé is a Monster 1 (Elex Media)

    Fiancé wa Monster!?フィアンセはモンスター!?
    by Hanamori Pink
    Kodansha Nakayoshi, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.12

    Serializations
    Indonesian Nakayoshi (concluded)

  15. [Series Premiere] Palette of 12 Secret Colors (Juuni Hizoku no Palette) 1 of 6 by Kusakawa Nari
  16. Palette of 12 Secret Colors 1 (Elex Media)

    Juuni Hizoku no Palette十二秘色のパレット
    by Kusakawa Nari
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2004.11

    Other languages
    English The Palette of 12 Secret Colors (CMX; six volumes) and French La Magie d'Opale (Delcourt; six volumes)

  17. Pandora Hearts 11 of 13+ by Mochizuki Jun
  18. Pandora Hearts 11 (Elex Media)

    Pandora HeartsPandora Hearts
    by Mochizuki Jun
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 11 (Retrace XLII-XLV) first published in Japan 2010.03

    Other languages
    English Pandora Hearts (Broccoli Books (dropped) and Yen Press; volume 3 per 2010.10 • volume 4 street date: 2011.01.25), French (Ki-oon tome 4 per 2010.11.10; tome 5 ships 2011.01.06) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press Taiwan 潘朵拉之心 10 released 2010.07)

    Adaptations
    A 25-episode XEBEC anime adaptation starring seiyuu Minagawa Junko (Oz Vessalius), Kawasumi Ayako (Alice) and Toriumi Kousuke (Raven) that aired in Japan from April to September 2009 and a Pandora Hearts Drama CD released by Frontier works in December 2007

    Related
    The Pandora Hearts Official Guide 8.5 mine of mine guide book (2009.03) and Pandora Hearts Official Animation Guide (2009.09)

  19. Pokonyan Pika-pika (Pokonyan) 2 of 3 by Fujiko F. Fujio
  20. Pokonyan Pika-pika 2 (Elex Media)

    Pokonyanポコニャン」 by Fujiko F. Fujio
    AKA Rocky Rackat!
    Shogakukan Pikkapika Comics, kodomo
    Volume 2 released in Japan 2004.09

    Related
    A 170-episode anime adaptation by Animation 21, starring seiyuu Mita Yuko as Pokonyan, aired from April 1993 to March 1996 on NHK.

  21. Reborn Kumiho (Shin Gumiho) 19 of 21 by Han HyunDong
  22. Reborn Kumiho 19

    Shin Gumiho신 구미호」 by Han HyunDong
    Daiwon C.I., Pang Pang and Super Champ, sonyun
    Volume 19 first published in Korea 2007.04

  23. Rinne (Kyoukai no RINNE) 2 of 6+ by Takahashi Rumiko
  24. Rinne 2 (Elex Media)

    Kyoukai no RINNE境界のRINNE
    by Takahashi Rumiko
    AKA Circle of Reincarnation Rinne
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 2 (chapters 9-18) first published in Japan 2009.10

    Other languages/serializations
    English RIN-NE (VIZ Media; volume 4 per 2010.09 • volume 5 street date: 2011.03.08 (serialized in ShonenSunday.com; latest chapter 74 live per 2010.11.17) and Chuang Yi: latest volume 3 per 2010.10), French (Asuka éditions tome 4 ships 2010.12.02), German (EMA Band 3 ships 2010.11) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press 境界之輪迴 4 per 2010.09)

  25. Want You 3 of 10 by Hwang MiRee
  26. Want You 3 (Elex Media)

    Want you원츄(Want you)」 by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 3 first published in Korea 2004.06

¹ Sources: Elex STO 24 November 2010 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each except Crayon Shinchan - 20 Orang Terhebat di Dunia 1 (SRP: IDR 25,800), Detektif Conan 30 +Plus Super Digest 49 (IDR 20,000) and Pokonyan Pika-Pika 2 (IDR 12,800). Shonen Magz 79 and Shonen Star 77 retail for IDR 30,000/issue.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Previews continued

New manga

Kindaichi Special Case: Private School Murder 1 of 2 by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya

Kindaichi Special Case: Private School Murders 1 (Elex Media)

Genius criminal Takato who styles himself the “Hell Magus” strikes, leaving one dead at “Gokumon Juku,” the cram school widely feared for its nightmare-inducing teaching methods. Takato indicates that the murder represents the first of a high-stakes challenge.

Kindaichi and Inspector Akechi disguise themselves and infiltrate the Gokumon Juku Training Camp in a race to flush out the killer before he claims another victim.

Amagi Seimaru- & Sato Fumiya's Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Gokumonjuku Satsujin Jiken (Jō) contains chapters Private School Murder Case 1-7. Private School Murder is the third Kindaichi Special Case, after Vampire Legend Murder Case and Phantom of the Opera 3rd Murder (Elex volume 2 released last October).

Manga writer Amagi Seimaru-sensei not only pens the new Kindaichi Case Files and its associated Kindaichi Special Cases, but also wrote the seinen Remote series (which I lurve). He also writes under the pseudonyms Ando Yuma (Psychometrist Eiji and Kunimitsu), Agi Tadashi (The Drops of God), Aoki Yuya (Get Backers), Ryuumon Ryou (Bloody Monday, which Level tentatively schedules for December), Arimori Jōji (Monkey Typhoon) and Igano Hiroaki (Area no kishi).

My Fiancé is a Monster 1 of 2 by Hanamori Pink

Not only is Minku's fiancé Rauto a prince, he's also a bishounen. The only catch is that he hails from Monster Country.

After having gotten engaged to the prince, Minku inherits the power of “Monster Wink,” the ability to catch fugitive monsters wreaking havoc in the human world.

Hanamori Pink-sensei's follow-up to My Fiancé is a MonsterDua Pangeran Bintang—is also serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi. Other Hanamori Pink shoujo manga published by Elex include Mermaid Melody and Yume Yume Yu Yu.

The My Fiancé is a Monster finale is scheduled for a 1 December 2010 release.

Ongoing series

Animal Doctor 4 of 12 by Sasaki Noriko

The rooster gracing Animal Doctor 4's cover (that likely presages the territorial battles between chickens Rei-san noted in this Doubutsu No Oishasan review) regardless —

Part-time job virgin Hamtel wants to join the temporary employment ranks and decides to work as an animal baby-sitter. The first errand sounds easy: take seven pet dogs for a walk.

But can Hamtel control seven wagging tails, each with a mind of his (or her) own?

Look Up! 6 of 8 by Kusaba Michiteru

The Tokyo interhigh semi-finals enters its final stretch, pitting Seiryo High's Yuzawa Ryo against Tamaki from Okutama in the third match. Both being first-class tennis players makes the game stall at a tie-break, and it is precisely at this critical point that something weird befalls Ryo.

Masked Rider Spirits 12 of 16 by Muraeda Kenichi and Ishinomori Shotaro (Original story)

It's a difficult job but someone has to do it.

Masked Rider ZX, Murasame Ryo, battles the Tsubasa clan, while Masked Rider V3 takes on Marshal Armor.

Can the Masked Riders save the earth from evil's clutches?

Masked Rider Spirits 12 comprises chapters:
69. Whirlpool
70. New Finisher
71. Ocean Battle
72. Belt of Life
73. Immortal Man

Pokonyan Pika-pika 2 of 3 by Fujiko F. Fujio

Taro dreams of having a space of his own, a haven from interruptions and scoldings where he can play as much as he wants. Pokonyan helps out, building Taro a sanctuary out of paper that's just as strong as any regular building.

Just how great is this place Pokonyan built?

Reborn Kumiho 19 of 21 by Han HyunDong

The Heksayob group takes Kumiho and Teyul hostage. While in captivity, Teyul's past as Maru is revealed. At the same time, Kezene, the black kumiho appears.

Rinne 2 of 6+ by Takahashi Rumiko

Upon returning from an accidental foray into the spirit world, young Sakura gains the power to see ghosts; the unwelcome knack dogs her into her high school days. One day, Sakura learns that her classmate Rinne is actually a Shinigami who severs the ties that bind souls to this world and allows them to reincarnate.

Sakura teams up with Rinne and is co-opted into helping a samurai seeking his lover and a girl who died in the school swimming pool to pass on. But Reaper work doesn't always go smoothly. Sakura sees a demon putting a curse on a boy, even though the boy, Todoriki Reiji, is still alive. Apparently, the demon, Masato, bears Rinne a grudge and has come to settle the score.

Rinne 2 contains chapters:
9. Nuptial Cups
10. Reunion
11. Songstress of the Pool
12. Something Lost
13. Curse
14. Duel at the Rabbit Hutch
15. Spirit of No Return
16. Welcome to Hell!
17. Debt Hell
18. Stream of a Thousand Winds

Want You 3 of 10 by Hwang MiRee

Herem has to cover up for Yohan's mischief in school. The fur starts to fly when Herem's do-gooding throws her directly into the path of egotistical transfer student Changnok.

Mangazines

Shonen Magz 79/2010 premieres Blazer Drive

Shonen Magz 79/2010 - Blazer Drive front cover

Blazer Drive
© Kishimoto Seishi
Kodansha [Shonen Rival]

Welcome to Blazer Drive, a future Tokyo which has evolved only to become dependent on Mystickers, the tattoo-like stickers that allow users to wield the powers of objects onto which they're pasted.

Only a select few—the Blazers—can merge souls with the Mystickers and unlock their fullest potential. Daichi, a teen suffering from an all things cool fetish, finds himself in hot water after he learns that he is a Blazer himself. [With additions from Baka-Updates Manga's Blazer Drive synopsis]

Blazer Drive serializes in Kodansha's Shonen Rival magazine launched to level up the grade-school demographicked Comic BonBon to the junior high market.

Fighting, Secret Organizations, Special Abilities, Conspiracy, Future, Hidden Power, Teamwork comprise Baka-Updates Manga top series tags for the latest Shonen Magz addition.

Blazer Drive's other shounen (and lone seinen) companions:

I trust Maekawa Takeshi's Kungfu Boy Legends hasn't been dropped, despite its continuing absence from the cover line-up.

Shonen Star 77/2010 ☆ Dr. Koto by Yamada Takatoshi

Shonen Star 77/2010 - Front cover: Dr. Koto

Dr. Koto Shinryoujo
© Yamada Takatoshi
Shogakukan

New nurse Emi botches the care of Wakao-san, but instead of owning up, blames nurse Hoshino for the near-fatal miss.

Only when she assists in the delivery of Tamaki's baby does she realize just how precious is human life.

Cover boy Dr. Koto shares the stage with these other ShoStars:

UP NEXT: Level Comics and m&c! 24 November 2010 manga and manhwa

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

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

disclaimer

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

related monthly schedules

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

other invaluable resources

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

1 comment:

huamulan03 said...

So sorry I wrote "Kindaichi Special Case: Private School Murder 2 of 2". It's "1" of 2. My apologies, especially to @KiRaidesu-san

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