Otomen © Kanno Aya/Hakusensha
[Serialized in Bessatsu Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
Elsewhere, in another Japanese high school, it's the third year in the light music club for Yui and gal pals. The number of new members remains at five, which ain't at all bad, considering everyone's getting along just fine. And even without new blood, there's still lotsa fun stuff to look forward to like the Mio fan club, the study tour, summer holidays and a band festival. Of course, you know Imma refer to K-ON!, specifically volume 3 that streets this 23rd. (This K-ON! tank also contains the extra story of how Mio became buddy-buddy with Ritsu.)
Seven new titles street this Wednesday, over half of which made it to the Top 10 DO WANT! I refer to the “slightly-creepy” shoujo Boy Dolls 1 by Hibiki Wataru, Kaneko Shinya's video game-based Culdcept 1, Hikawa Kyoko's classic Harmoni — the Deluxe edition, and the Royalty and Robbers Princess and The 3 Beasts 1 by Miyuki Mitsubachi.
Harmoni (Deluxe) is the bunko edition of Hikawa Kyoko's Harmoni (Hoshi no Harmony), first published by Elex in the 1990s. It follows the romance of two couples: Wada × Yukiko and Sugikake × Mayuko. Tuff guy Wada has never pretended to be patient, and the 0.00001% patience he can lay claim to is stretched by Yukiko who can't say “No” to save her life. (I think this doormat channeling is why
Meanwhile, Sugikake is the hyperactive, outspoken type; Mayuko is cute, even if she is given to slapping random hapless. Can Sugikake heal Mayuko's heartache?
Fujiko F. Fujio's Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Kerajaan Kue Okashinana yang Aneh, Kirihara Idumi's Penyihir Hutan Kokonoka and Inumura Koroku- & Ogawa Maiko's Recollection of a Certain Pilot 1 complete the newbies list. [Previews continued below the manga list]
Kirisaki's condition worsens and he falls completely under the control of the bread bent on world domination. To prevent this weirdness from happening and restore Kirisaki to his senses, Azuma challenges him to a bake-off, pulling off what could be the Ja-pan to beat all Ja-pan.
Yakitate!! Japan vol. 20 also releases on 2.23
Aside from Hashiguchi Takashi's Yakitate!! Japan, the latest Indonesian Shonen Sunday—Shonen Star 4/2011—also serializes ARAGO by Arai Takahiro; 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; Takkoku!!! by Fukuchi Tsubasa; and Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato.
- 7 Seeds 16 of 19+ by Tamura Yumi
- [Series Premiere] Boy Dolls (Shounen Dolls) 1 of 3+ by Hibiki Wataru
- Crayon Shinchan 3 of 50 by Usui Yoshito
- [Series Premiere] Culdcept 1 of 6+ by Kaneko Shinya and OMIYA Soft
- Doraemon 3 of 45 by Fujiko F. Fujio (Japanese binding re-release)
- [Premiere] Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Kerajaan Kue Okashinana yang Aneh (The Doraemons: Strange, Sweets, Strange?) by Fujiko F. Fujio
- [Premiere] Harmoni (Deluxe) (Hoshi no Harmony) by Hikawa Kyoko
- Kariage kun 39 of 49+ by Ueda Masashi
- K-ON! 3 of 4+ by Kakifly
- Otoboke Section Chief (Otoboke Kachou) 8 of 22+ by Ueda Masashi
- Otomen 11 of 12+ by Kanno Aya
- [Premiere] Penyihir Hutan Kokonoka (Kokonoka no Majo) by Kirihara Idumi
- [Series Premiere] Princess & The 3 Beasts (Himegimi to Sanbiki no Kemono) 1 of 3+ by Miyuki Mitsubachi
- [Series Premiere] Recollection of a Certain Pilot (To Aru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku) 1 of 3 by Inumura Koroku & Ogawa Maiko
- Welcome to Host Detective Agency (Host-tan e Youkoso) 2 of 5 by Tateno Makoto
- Yakitate!! Japan 20 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi
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- Shonen Star 4/2011 (Indonesian Shonen Sunday)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 23 February 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 3 (IDR 21,800), Culdcept 1 (SRP: IDR 18,500), Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Kerajaan Kue Okashinana yang Aneh and Harmoni (Deluxe) (IDR 24,000 each), and Kariage Kun 39 and Otoboke Section Chief 8 (IDR 15,000/volume). Shonen Star 4/2011 retails for IDR 30,000/issue.
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Descended from a long line of “doll masters,” Etou Ageha can hear dolls speak. It falls to her to restoring errant doll spirits back to the path of righteousness, and in this task, she is aided by Leo, the guardian doll that has been in her family for generations who can take human form at night. More importantly, Leo helps Ageha search for the other long-lost guardian doll Yuki, so that she can be acknowledged as the head of the family and the true doll master.
In addition to
Dolls, Doll Maker, Baka-Updates Manga users also file this ongoing LaLa/LaLa DX serial under
Possessive Lover and
Fanservice. If those tags don't make you drool, then how about this: Leo looks like Vampire Knight's Kuran Kaname. (Sits back and grins at the eruption of fangirl squees.)
Najaran is a young woman who just happens to be an apprentice Cepter. Cepters have the power to summon creatures from magical cards. Once, these cards were collected in a book called the 'Culdcept.' During an ancient battle, the book was destroyed — its cards scattered far and wide. Najaran's master gives her a dangerous mission — she must obtain information about the Black Cepters and their nefarious plans. If the Black Cepters rebuild the Culdcept, the arcane book of ages past will grant them unspeakable God-like powers!
Elex's addition: the first card Najaran plays —
If my research serves me right, this is the mangafication of the 16-minute Doraemon movie, The Doraemons: Strange, Sweets, Strange?. Here is the Elex preview:
The Doraemons adventure into the Okashinana Cake kingdom and participate in a contest to see who can bake the yummiest cake to make depressed Princess Honey smile again. The problem: their efforts are obstructed by Niganiga.
Elex's most recent Doraemon Movie manga prior to this was Nobita & Kerajaan Robot, double-launched in the first week of February.
In the Kokonoka forest dwells a witch. Not your hag or evil crone type witch, but a carefree girl who strongly resembles Salami, the daughter of the village healer.
Where does the the witch Nanoka come from, and what mysteries lie in her past?
Aside from the one-volume Kokonoka no Majo, Kirihara Idumi-sensei also created the recently released Hitohira.
One day, a threatening letter arrives at the Alba Forest royal palace: “We will steal the treasure left by the late king to his beloved daughter, Violet.” A group calling itself Three Beasts claims responsibility. Violet's Because Destiny sed so! encounter with one of the thieves, Karasu, causes her life to change in ways only that D-word knows.
I assume the major upheaval Destiny has planned for Princess Violet is the
Kidnapping that appears among the tags for Himegimi to Sanbiki no Kemono, the original Hana to Yume title. The series appears to be Miyuki Mitsubachi-sensei's first, at least, going by his/her backlist here (only contains one-shots, save for Himegimi to Sanbiki no Kemono).
As war escalates between the kingdoms of Levam and Amatsukami, Fana del Morale, Levam's next queen, is ordered to escape to a family stronghold outside the capital. Her only companion: mercenary pilot Charlee Karino. But to get to the sanctuary that lies close to enemy territory, the pair must cross an ocean and run the gauntlet of unfriendly fire. Can they reach their destination safely?
Recollection of a Certain Pilot, originally To Aru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku, was first serialized in Gessan AKA Monthly Shonen Sunday.
The rest of the ongoing series at a glance
- Crayon Shinchan 3 by Usui Yoshito: Shinchan joins a marathon, but instead of heading towards the finish line, he detours to the...pharmacy?
- Doraemon 3 by Fujiko F. Fujio: Nobita wants his Christmas gift NOW!, but December 25 is still three days away. As usual, Doraemon has the solution: a magic calendar.
- Welcome to Host Detective Agency 2 by Tateno Makoto: Kobayashi learns that the Aketomo detectives by day are Lady Killer hosts by night, and that their detecting clientele comes from the host club guests. The client this time: Aketomo's sister, a senior high teacher, who wants them to figure out the code her runaway pupil mailed her.
- Yakitate!! Japan 20 by Hashiguchi Takashi: Guess who should appear this time before the Pantasia team? Kawachi's former rival, Katsuwo, now the most formidable pig man in history!
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