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.)
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?
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.
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.
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
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
- A Story of Heroes (Heroes) 34 of 37 by Choi Mir (Daiwon C.I.)
- C.M.B. (C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku) 14 of 16+ by Katou Motohiro
- Crayon Shinchan 50 of 50 by Usui Yoshito
- I Hate You More Than Anyone (Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai) 5 of 13 by Hidaka Banri
- Kome si Belang (Kijitora Neko no Koume-san) 2 of 4+ by Hoshino Natsumi
- Legend of Nereid 14 of 15 by Hwang MiRee
- Natural Honey Dormitory (Tennen Hachimitsu Ryou) 6 of 7 by Oda Aya
- One Piece 56 of 61+ by Oda Eiichiro
- Ruler of The Land (Yul Hyul Gang Ho) 51 of 53+ by Jeon KeukJin & Yang JaeHyun
- With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) 10 of 11 by Tokeino Hari
- [Box Set] Eyeshield 21 volumes 1 to 10 (of 37) by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke
- [Box Set] Eyeshield 21 volumes 11 to 20 (of 37) by Inagaki Riichiro and Murata Yusuke
- [Box set] One Piece 21 to 30 (of 61+) by Oda Eiichiro
- [Box set] One Piece 31 to 40 (of 61+) by Oda Eiichiro
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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.
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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
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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related monthly schedule(s)
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