Corrected Black Butler
9 typo advised by Dancer-san
Boy Friend © Yamada Daisy/Kodansha [First serialized in Nakayoshi]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
Before I get to the premieres —
Phantomhive Manor plays unintentional host to a serial killing. A butler-less master attempts to solve the crime. Just as the mystery deepens, who should appear but one hell of an arrogant...clergyman?
Who is this man of the cloth sporting a cynical smirk? Find out in Black Butler 10, streeting this Wednesday.
The Six marked by the star finally assemble in the penultimate volume of Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits. Bound by a common goal, Ashikaga and Masashige are joined by Akamatsu, thus swelling the ranks of the fortress defenders and allowing them to defeat the largest amassing of shogunate troops in Rokuhara.
Meanwhile, Nagato and Nitta's troops forge their way to Kamakura, the joint forces bearing down on the bakufu.
Elex finally compiles one of Nakayoshi Gress!'s most popular series, Yamada Daisy's Boy Friend. I would've preferred the first XX Me! tankou, but as Elex is triple-launching the shoujo drama, all's good.
Second-year junior high student Hijiki has just transferred to a new school, but already she's gained a lot of friends. Only one person knows that Hijiki hides something behind her cheerfulness — the guy who's always beside her, Utsugi Horai.
The other debut is the short soonjung manhwa, Sweet Recipe by Yun EHyeon. Elex provides no blurb, just these chapter titles:
Recipe 1. Nasi super lezat! (Super delicious rice)
Recipe 2. Telur, ratunya protein (Egg, The Queen of Protein)
Recipe 3. Langkah awal memasak (The first step in cooking)
- Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) 10 of 11+ by Toboso Yana
- [Series Premiere] Boy Friend 1 of 3 by Yamada Daisy
- Boy Friend 2 of 3 by Yamada Daisy
- Boy Friend 3 of 3 by Yamada Daisy [Finale]
- Crayon Shinchan 4 of 50 by Usui Yoshito
- Cynical Kanoko (Warau Kanoko-sama) 2 of 3 by Tsujita Ririko
- Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 3 of 10 by Fujiko F. Fujio (Shogakukan English Comics)
- Dodge Fighters (Ganbare! Dodgeball Fighters) 3 of 10 by Murakami Toshiya & Saito Muneo
- Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) 4 of 25+ by Yamada Takatoshi
- Fantastic Tales 3 of 5 by Ihuan
- Hitohira 2 of 7 by Kirihara Idumi
- Katsu! 10 of 16 by Adachi Mitsuru
- The Recipe For Gertrude (Gertrude no Recipe) 2 of 5 by Kusakawa Nari
- Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 12 of 13 by Sawada Hirofumi
- Sweet Recipe 1 of 2 by Yun EHyeon
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¹ Sources: Elex STO 2 March 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except Crayon Shinchan 4 (IDR 21,800), Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 3 (IDR 25,000) and Sweet Recipe 1 (SRP: IDR 24,000).
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
The rest of the ongoing series at a glance
- Crayon Shinchan 4 by Usui Yoshito: Shinchan and family take a vacation to a hot springs. As Shinchan and dad are happily soaking in the waters, a man looking like a Yakuza boss joins them. Dad moves as far away as he can, but Shinchan goes and approaches the gangster. The upshot: Shinchan gains...a disciple?!
- Cynical Kanoko 2 by Tsujita Ririko: Kanoko continues to play observer at her new school. But just when her subjects no longer prove captivating, applause comes from the watchers' bleachers. Whuck?
- Dodge Fighters 3 by Murakami Toshiya & Saito Muneo: The national qualifying round approaches climax. Hama Tritons' brilliant combi, the Sanada brothers, lets no ball remain uncaught, pitting the team against the Fighters in a destined showdown. Can the Fighters defeat this opponent and move on to the championship?
- Dr. Koto 4: Ke Tokyo by Yamada Takatoshi: Goto Kensuke alias Dr. Koto manages to pull off even the most difficult surgeries in his small clinic on the remote island Koshiki, prompting the head of the Tokyo Tenshindo University Hospital to approach him to operate on a famous politician suffering from stomach cancer.
- Fantastic Tales 3 by Ihuan: Yan Wulu uses illusions to subdue Xin Moyi, but Yue Linglong succeeds in freeing Xin Moyi. The pair then heads for the mysterious Moyue School to meet Emperor Bai. Moyi dan Xiao Xuan learn that not only does the emperor control the school, he also wants to take Linglong for his wife.
- Hitohira 2 by Kirihara Idumi: To prepare for the upcoming performance at the school festival, Nono invites everyone in the Theater Research Society to an intensive training. Mugi still doubts whether she can play the lead role convincingly, leading Nono, eyeing only the success of the performance, to shoo Mugi away.
- Katsu! 10 by Adachi Mitsuru: As the Inter High eliminations begin, Katsuki faces no obstacles and progresses steadily along, but something is amiss between the mysterious Uchida and Akamatsu Ryusuke. To top it off, an underdog contender appears.
- The Recipe For Gertrude 2 by Kusakawa Nari: Kyusaku continues to treat Susugi for a broken bone, the hallucination Kyusaku alias Claude created to seal the "Recipe" in Susugi's body. Gertrude manages to whisk Susugi away, but to return the "Recipe" into the book, they have to pay a visit to Hakushikiya, the magical book store catering exclusively to demons.
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Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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