This week

Manga street dates: Elex (4.16) · Level (4.16) · m&c! (4.16) · 3L Comic (4.16)
Hayate The Combat Butler! Cuties, Mon–Fri, 630pm WIB (Animax Asia)

It’s sunny side up manga + anime’s anniversary month!
Happy anniversary to Telor Ceplok, chuu
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Ittoki Otoya birthday card

And, of course, Happy Birthday to Ittoki-kun♥

1.25.2011

C.M.B. 14, One Piece 56, With My Brothers 10 (Elex 26 January 2011 manga)

C.M.B. 14 (Elex)

C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku © Katou Motohiro
Kodansha [Serialized in Monthly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia as C.M.B. by Elex Media Komputindo

A—may—zing. Despite One Piece 56's appearance in this Elex manga release, DO WANT! votes for Katou Motohiro's C.M.B. 14 came in just that slight bit faster and ultimately, edged out the highest-selling manga in the history of Weekly Shonen Jump from the premier Must-Have spot. The jockeying for position was made even more compelling by the fact that One Piece was assaulted on another front by a relatively low-key shoujo manga—With My Brothers—no less.

What this GET! one-upmanship indicates, I leave up to you to infer. My job is to blurb.

And in C.M.B. 14, Mou demands a photograph of a butterfly as her payment for the recent organ case. Not just any old butterfly, mind you; Mou wants an immortalization of the Colias imperialis — of which only eight specimens have been found since discovery 150 years ago. The search for the ninth super rare butterfly takes Shinra to Argentina, a country once steeped in the violence of military terror. (This summary apparently refers to Op.36: World's End that first appeared in the 2009.12 Monthly Shonen Magazine, if I read the C.M.B. Japanese Wiki article right.)

One Piece 56 of 61+ by Oda Eiichiro

Meanwhile, in the besieged One Piece 56, subtitled Thank You, time is fast running out for Luffy, tracking down the heavily-guarded Ace with Ivankov. As Luffy forges ahead, out of Impel Down, war threatens to shake the world, and Ace's execution draws nigh. Will Shirohige come to the rescue?

With My Brothers 10 of 11 by Tokeino Hari

As for With My Brothers 10, Tsuyoshi's dream of owning his own café comes true; unfortunately, customers are staying away because of rumors of a ghost haunting the premises. Elsewhere, Sakura becomes the bone of contention between Nana and Masashi, with Nana challenging the older man for the prize of 10 dates with Sakura.

Only one more tankou to go. Good, given that With My Brothers didn't get to conclude in HanaLaLa, may it requiescat in pace.

Reissues

After Conan, Elex reissues box sets for Eyeshield 21 (volumes 1-10 and 11-20) and One Piece (volumes 21-30 and 31-40). This is the third such rerelease. For those who come to collecting late, each value bundle now carries a price tag of IDR 160,000.

MANGAZINES: Shonen Star 2/2011 ☆ D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji and ARAGO by Arai Takahiro

Shonen Star 2/2011 - D-LIVE!! front cover

D-LIVE!!
© Minagawa Ryouji
Shogakukan
[Shonen Sunday]

Barely a week passes before Elex lobs the next Shonen Star issue at us. The second Indonesian Shonen Sunday of the year trains the spotlight on Minagawa Ryouji's action/adventure D-LIVE!! and the exploits of its MacGyver of vehicles star.

A gang of smugglers kidnap Satoru and his school friends and whisk them away to the uninhabited island of Gunkanjima, where death awaits. Not about to yield without a fight, Satoru eyes a battered Super Cub motorbike as the perfect vehicle to free his pals. The only problem: how to hide his identity as an ASE driver from his friends.

Shonen Star 2/2011 also premieres Arai Takahiro's ARAGO (ARAGO / AR∀GO - London Shikei Tokushu Hanzai Sousakan), a supernatural action mystery that stars twins Arago and Ewan—whose parents were killed by monsters—at cross purposes, with Arago driven to pursue revenge, and Ewan on the side of the law and the streets of London as the battlefield. [Adapted from Baka-Updates Manga's AR∀GO - London Shikei Tokushu Hanzai Sousakan description]

The rest of the the ShoStars: Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl, Detektif Conan by Aoyama Gosho, D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji, Dr. Koto by Yamada Takatoshi, Inuyasha by Takahashi Rumiko, Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow, Magical Iroha by Inoue Kazurou, My First Mr. Akuno by Fujiki Syun (volume 3 also streets on 1.19), Takkoku!!! by Fukuchi Tsubasa, Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato and Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi

Did Adachi Mitsuru's Katsu!—the featured serial in Shonen Star 1/2011—already end? Is that why it's no longer on the cover line-up?

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2011.01.26)

  1. A Story of Heroes (Heroes) 34 of 37 by Choi Mir (Daiwon C.I.)
  2. C.M.B. (C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku) 14 of 16+ by Katou Motohiro
  3. C.M.B. 14 (Elex)

    C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku
    C.M.B.森羅博物館の事件目録
    by Katou Motohiro
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 14 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Volume 14 chapters:
    Op.36 World's End
    Op.37 Sugoroku
    Op.38 Hanaya's Mother
    *NOT Elex Media's titles

    Related series
    Q.E.D. (main story, 38 volumes, ongoing)

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese C.M.B.森羅博物館之事件目錄 (Tong Li Taiwan: 13 volumes per 2010.06)

  4. Crayon Shinchan 50 of 50 by Usui Yoshito
  5. Crayon Shinchan 50 (Elex)

    Crayon Shin-chanクレヨンしんちゃん
    by Usui Yoshito (deceased)
    Futabasha Weekly Manga Action, seinen
    Volume 50 first published in Japan 2010.07

  6. I Hate You More Than Anyone (Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai) 5 of 13 by Hidaka Banri
  7. I Hate You More Than Anyone 5 (Elex)

    Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai
    世界でいちばん大嫌い
    by Hidaka Banri
    AKA Akiyoshi Family Series 5
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2000.08

    Related series
    Akiyoshi Family Series 1-4 (Pacar 365 Hari, For Endless Love, Stay the Same, Let Me Hear the Lyric), Oki ni Mesu Mama? (one volume prequel released 2010.09) and Tenshi 1/2 Houteishiki (alternate story serialized in Hana to Yume; latest installment in Hana to Yume 2/2011.01.10)

    Other languages
    English I Hate You More Than Anyone (CMX: nine volumes per 2010.03; cancelled)

  8. Kome si Belang (Kijitora Neko no Koume-san) 2 of 4+ by Hoshino Natsumi
  9. Kome si Belang 2 (Elex)

    Kijitora Neko no Koume-san
    キジトラ猫の小梅さん」 by Hoshino Natsumi
    Shonen Gahosha Neko Panchi, josei
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.04

  10. Legend of Nereid 14 of 15 by Hwang MiRee
  11. Legend of Nereid 14 (Elex)

    Legend of Nereid네레이드의 전설
    by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 14 first published in Korea 2003.05

  12. Natural Honey Dormitory (Tennen Hachimitsu Ryou) 6 of 7 by Oda Aya
  13. Natural Honey Dormitory 6 (Elex Media)

    Tennen Hachimitsu Ryou天然はちみつ寮。
    by Oda Aya
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2003.07

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

  14. One Piece 56 of 61+ by Oda Eiichiro
  15. One Piece 56 (Elex)

    One PieceONE PIECE」 by Oda Eiichiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 56 first published in Japan 2010.01

    Volume 56: Thank You contains chapters:
    542. Yet Another Epic Incident
    543. Straw Hat and Blackbeard
    544. The Lid to the Cauldron of Hell Opens
    545. To Sunshine and Freedom
    546. Fish-Man Pirate Captain Jimbei, Warlord of the Sea
    547. Island Ripper
    548. Thank You
    549. Battleship
    550. Navy Headquarters
    551. Whitebeard of The Four Emperors

    Awards
    Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize finalist (2000-2002)

    Other languages
    English One Piece (VIZ Media: volume 55 released 2010.10 • volume 56 street date: 2011.02.01), French and Dutch (Glenat: Tome 56 per 2011.01.05), Spanish (Planeta DeAgostini Comics Spain, Editorial Toukan Mexico, LARP Editores S.A. Argentina), Italian (Editions Star Comics), German, Danish and Swedish (Carlsen: German Band 57 ships 2011.02.01), Portuguese (Conrad), traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 海賊王 One Piece volume 60 per 2010.12) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: volume 60 released 2010.12)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into a couple of OAVs before a full anime TV series that has aired more than 480 episodes and is still ongoing (seiyuu Tanaka Mayumi plays Monkey D. Luffy). At least 10 animated movies have also been released.

    Related
    A series of light novels based on the anime, at least five art books and five guidebooks.

  16. Ruler of The Land (Yul Hyul Gang Ho) 51 of 53+ by Jeon KeukJin & Yang JaeHyun
  17. Ruler of The Land 51 (Elex)

    Yul Hyul Gang Ho열혈강호
    by Jeon KeukJin & Yang JaeHyun
    AKA Yul Hyul Kang Ho or Yulgang
    Daiwon C.I. Young Champ, seinen
    Volume 51 first published in Korea 2010.01

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

    Adaptations
    MMORPG Yulgang or Scions of Fate (US)

  18. With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) 10 of 11 by Tokeino Hari
  19. With My Brothers 10 (Elex)

    Oniichan to Isshoお兄ちゃんと一緒
    by Tokeino Hari
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2008.12

    Other languages
    English Me & My Brothers (TOKYOPOP)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into two audio dramas. The first LaLa Tokimeki Drama CD was released as a LaLa April 2007 freebie. (Other dramas bundled in the same CD: La Corda D'Oro, Ryuu no Hanawazurai, and Kaichou wa Maid-sama!.) Seiyuu Fukuen Misato, Kondō Takashi, Kamiya Hiroshi, Suzumura Kenichi, and Konishi Katsuyuki voiced Miyashita sibs Sakura, Masashi, Takashi, Tsuyoshi, and Takeshi. A second commercially-released CD went on sale in July 2007.

[RE-STO] Reissues (2011.01.19)

  1. [Box Set] Eyeshield 21 volumes 1 to 10 (of 37) by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke
  2. [Box Set] Eyeshield 21 volumes 11 to 20 (of 37) by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke
  3. [Box set] One Piece 21 to 30 (of 61+) by Oda Eiichiro
  4. [Box set] One Piece 31 to 40 (of 61+) by Oda Eiichiro

[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]

¹ Sources: Elex STO 26 January 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² GN are priced at IDR 16,500 each except Crayon Shinchan 50 (SRP: IDR 21,800). Shonen Star 2/2011 retails for IDR 30,000/issue, while the Eyeshield 21 and One Piece box sets go for IDR 160,000/bundle.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

The other streeting manga and manhwa at a glance

  • A Story of Heroes 34 (Choi Mir): After besting the Moon Goddess, Yushin and comrades make their way to the world of the gods to battle the sage who holds the Four Corners Pearl Shards.
  • Crayon Shinchan 50 (Usui Yoshito): In the last tankou released before the manga-ka's death, Haruka is moved to bawling whenever she sees Action kindergarten's principal. Apparently, she's scared of his looks, which prompts to the kid-lurvin' principal into dressing up as a woman. (BTW, Crayon Shinchan reverts to volume 2 in the next release schedule, 2 February 2011).
  • I Hate You More Than Anyone 5 (Hidaka Banri): Problems just keep on coming for Kazuha. Youdathunk that after the misunderstanding with Moritaka is cleared up and her relationship with Sugimoto improves, she'd be given a break, but nooo. There's still Honjo Arata who refuses to give up on Kazuha and Honjo's childhood pal Miharu who's in love with Arata. Where will this tangled web lead?
  • Kome si Belang 2 (Hoshino Natsumi): Kome and Koyuki keeyootness continues to level up, and as if the adowable index weren't high enough, Hime, a black Manx, joins the furry feline pile-up.
  • Legend of Nereid 14 (Hwang MiRee): Matia survives the attempt on her life, only to be later stranded in a port city where she encounters her wannabe killer Themedes again. Is it a blessing that Matia has lost her memory?
  • Natural Honey Dormitory 6 (Oda Aya): After a decade of no news, Hikaru's parents are reunited, but does reconciliation await? It better, otherwise, Hikaru and Nene face emigration to Carlosio's country.
  • Ruler of the Land 51 (Jeon KeukJin & Yang JaeHyun): Han BiKwang departs for Sinji after the conclusion of his desperate battle with Master Zong li. What kind of welcome can he expect?

UP NEXT: More 26 January 2011 manga and manhwa

Level Comics: 3x3 Eyes 35 · Bambino! 8 · Jepang Tenggelam 9 · Over Rev 16 · Psychometrist Eiji 18 · Restore Garage 251 v12 · Sky of Love 2 · Smurf - Olimpiade Smurf

m&c!: Love is Everywhere Valentine manga and light novels: KOLONI: Cinta Sang Fashionista by Archie The Redcat/Gita Juwita/Bijou · Princess Gal Paradise 1 by Wao Akira · Takoyaki Princess by Mizuho Rina · Ijime No Need to Cry and Ijime Undefeated Guts by Takeuchi Masami/Igarashi Kaoru
The Story of Wang Fenglei 8 and KOLONI local comics: · Be Boys (Revisi) by Van · The Butterfly Ink by Wina Oktavia/Annisa Fadilla Yusuf · My Premium Girl by H-San · Renee Sang Penyihir-Somme de Chat by KuDu · See You by Bob Raigen

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

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January 2011
Premiering Anne of Green Gables by Igarashi Yumiko, Ciuman Dewa by Suzuki Julietta, Dodge Fighters by Murakami Toshiya & Saito Muneo, Doraemon Movie: Nobita & Kerajaan Robot by Fujiko F. Fujio, Hitohira by Kirihara Idumi, Kindaichi Special Case: Snow Spirit Murder by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya, Pirates and the Mermaid by Kiuchi Tatsuya

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