This week

Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.20 · Elex: 10.22 · Level: 10.22 · m&c!: 10.22
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Parasyte –the maxim– simulcast Thursdays, 10pm
Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB (Mon–Wed)
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB (Mon–Fri)
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Anime (on WakuWaku Japan):
tsuritama [Series Premiere] 23 October 2014, Thursday, 930pm WIB (Mon–Thu)

2.14.2011

Topeng Kaca 7 Deluxe, Kekkaishi 4, Ghost's Doctor 1 by Sato Yuki (Elex Media 16 February 2011 manga)

Culdcept 1 was supposed to join this Elex sked, but looks like it's been postponed to the 23rd. Look for it next week.

Ghost's Doctor 1 (Elex)

Youkai no Oisha-san © Sato Yuki/Kodansha
[Serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia as Ghost's Doctor by Elex Media

Three manga series debut this week: Ghost's Doctor by Sato Yuki, making the jump to tankou from ShoMagz serialization to answer the question: Do yokai have doctors? (In a word, yes); Cynical Kanoko AKA The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko by Tsujita Ririko, the ex-LaLa DX shoujo manga about a girl who styles herself a people watcher and her descent into (gasp) actual social participation; and Red Haired Anne, Igarashi Yumiko's Akage no Anne mangafication of L.M. Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables.

No previews of ongoing series follow, unless RL decides to cut me some slack. Oh, but I would like to remind you that the Kekkaishi anime premieres tomorrow on Animax Asia. Volume 4 of the manga streets the day after.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2011.02.16)

  1. Artist Acro 6 of 9 by Sakurai Ato
  2. Artist Acro 6 (Elex)

    Artist Acroアーティストアクロ」 by Sakurai Ato
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2010.01

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore; 魔法亚克罗 #3 per 2010.07)

  3. [Series Premiere] Cynical Kanoko (Warau Kanoko-sama) 1 of 3 by Tsujita Ririko
  4. Cynical Kanoko 1 (Elex)

    Warau Kanoko-sama笑うかのこ様
    by Tsujita Ririko
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.08

    Related series
    Koi dano Ai dano (sequel; two volumes per 2011.02, ongoing)

    Other languages
    English The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko (TOKYOPOP: one volume; volume 2 ships 2011.04.05)

  5. Dear Boys Act 3 volume 5 of 6+ by Yagami Hiroki
  6. Dear Boys Act 3 v5 (Elex)

    Dear Boys Act3DEAR BOYS ACT3
    by Yagami Hiroki
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2010.10

    Related
    Dear Boys and Dear Boys Act2 (prequels)

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi; volume 4 released 2010.08)

  7. [Series Premiere] Ghost's Doctor (Youkai no Oisha-san) 1 of 15+ by Sato Yuki
  8. Ghost's Doctor 1 (Elex)

    Youkai no Oisha-san妖怪のお医者さん
    by Sato Yuki (also Satou Yuuki)
    Kodansha Magazine Special, Shonen Sirius and Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2007.06

    Other languages/serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing)
    English Yokai Doctor (Del Rey: three volumes per 2009.08

  9. Kekkaishi 4 of 33+ by Tanabe Yellow
  10. Kekkaishi 4 (Elex)

    Kekkaishi結界師
    by Tanabe Yellow
    AKA Barrier Master
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2004.09

    Volume 4 chapters:
    27. Resonance, Part 1
    28. Resonance, Part 2
    29. Resonance, Part 3
    30. Big Brother and Little Brother
    31. Masamori Sumimura
    32. Hoin
    33. Running Forest
    34. Over the Sky
    35. Resolution
    *NOT Shonen Star titles

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 52nd Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Other languages/serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)
    English Kekkaishi (VIZ Media: volume 24 per 2011.01), French (Pika Édition: tome 26 streets 2011.02.16), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 16 releases 2011.02.25), traditional Chinese (Rightman Publishing Limited HK and Tong Li Taiwan), Italian (Planet Manga), Malaysian (PCM Comics), Korean (Bookbox), Spanish (Editorial Ivrea Spain), Vietnamese (Kim Dong)

    Adaptations
    Sunrise's 52-episode anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Yoshino Hiroyuki (Sumimura Yoshimori) and Saitou Rie (Yukimura Tokine), aired in Japan from October 2006 to February 2008. The anime premieres on Animax Asia on 15 February 2011.

  11. Masked Rider Spirits (Kamen Rider Spirits) 13 of 16 by Muraeda Kenichi
  12. Masked Rider Spirits 13 (Elex)

    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 13 first published in Japan 2007.09

    Volume 13 chapters:
    74. Inherit
    75. Get Back
    76. Moving
    77. Evolution
    78. Next Evolution
    79. Final Evolution

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

  13. New Legenda Naga (Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen) 7 of 8+ by Yamahara Yoshito
  14. New Legenda Naga 7 (Elex)

    Ryuurouden: Chuugen Ryouranhen
    龍狼伝 中原繚乱編」 by Yamahara Yoshito
    AKA New Legend of the Dragon's Son
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Related series
    Legenda Naga (prequel)

    Other languages
    Korean (Final), traditional Chinese (Tong Li), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 中原缭乱篇 #8 per 2011.02.09)

  15. [Series Premiere] Red Haired Anne (Akage no Anne) 1 of 3 by Igarashi Yumiko
  16. Red Haired Anne 1 (Elex)

    Akage no Anne赤毛のアン Part 1
    by Igarashi Yumiko, Lucy Maud Montgomery
    The Kumon Manga Library, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 1997.12

    Related series
    Anne no Seishun (sequel)
    Based on Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

  17. Rinne (Kyoukai no RINNE) 4 of 7+ by Takahashi Rumiko
  18. Rinne 4 (Elex)

    Kyoukai no RINNE境界のRINNE
    by Takahashi Rumiko
    AKA Circle of Reincarnation Rinne
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Volume 4 chapters:
    29. Negative
    30. President
    31. Damashigami Company
    32. Inauguration Ceremony
    33. Kyuketsukasha
    34. Handprint
    35. You Don't Disapprove of That?
    36. Ageha, The Shinigami
    37. Sister's Whereabouts
    38. Bride Screening
    *NOT Elex's chapter titles

    Other languages/serializations
    English RIN-NE (VIZ Media: four volumes per 2010.09, volume 5 street date: 2011.03.08; serialized in ShonenSunday.com: latest chapter 84 Ramen Kaedama) and Chuang Yi: volume 4 per 2010.12), French (Asuka éditions: tome 4 per 2010.12 • tome 5 street date: 2011.03.17), German (EMA Band 3 shipped 2010.11 • Band 4 per 2011.04) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press 境界之輪迴 5 per 2010.11)

  19. Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 11 of 13 by Sawada Hirofumi
  20. Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 11 (Elex)

    Sanzoku Ou山賊王」 by Sawada Hirofumi
    Kodansha Magazine Great, shounen
    Volume 11 first published in Japan 2008.05

    Serializations
    Indonesian Shonen Magz (concluded)

  21. Topeng Kaca Deluxe (Glass no Kamen) 7 of 24+ by Miuchi Suzue
  22. Topeng Kaca 7 Deluxe (Elex)

    Glass no Kamenガラスの仮面」 by Miuchi Suzue
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Bunko volume 7 first published in Japan 1994.06

    Related
    Glass no Kamen tankoubon

    Adaptations
    Three anime and two seasons of a live-action drama

  23. Traumeister 2 of 5 by Nakayama Atsushi
  24. Traumeister 2 (Elex)

    Traumeisterトラウマイスタ
    by Nakayama Atsushi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.01

    Volume 2 chapters:
    8. 空からやってきた野獣
    9. チャップリンとライムライト
    10. 打ち破れッ!サブリザード!!!!!
    11. ある一日の素敵な朝!?
    12. ルイとボワ・ド・ジャスティス
    13. 満腹か?
    14. チャンドラカンパニーの法と終わった人間
    15. 高気圧少女
    16. sasinm(シャシー)
    17. ちひろの変貌

  25. Western Shotgun 36 of 40 by Park MinSeo
  26. Western Shotgun 36 (Elex)

    Western Shotgun웨스턴 샷건
    by Park MinSeo
    AKA Blazin' Barrels (TOKYOPOP, discontinued)
    Daiwon C.I., Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 36 first published in Korea 2009.03

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Reissues (2011.02.16)

Mangazines (2011.02.16)

  1. Nakayoshi Gress! 2/2011
  2. Shonen Star 3/2011

¹ Sources: Elex STO 16 February 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² GN are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except Topeng Kaca 07 Deluxe (IDR 24,000). Nakayoshi 2/2011 and Shonen Star 3/2011 retail for IDR 30,000 each.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

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