Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen © Ogura Akane/Hakusensha
[Serialized in LaLa DX]
Published in Indonesia as Absolute Peace Strategy by Elex Media
Commend Kyaaa~ kakkoii! Prince Johanne and LMAO! Princess Euda for their perseverance (Percy who?) at upholding Peace at Any Price! in their respective warring kingdoms by playing desperately rabu rabu Rome×Juli in front of the press whilst squabbling Petruchio×Katherina-like off-camera. Ogle at the rumpus the Cute Couple gets up to in Absolute Peace Strategy 2, tied with Red Haired Anne 3 for top DO WANT!manga.
In Igarashi Yumiko-sensei's Anne of Green Gables shoujo iteration, Matthew presents Anne with a gift to mark the Christmas concert. Is it any wonder then that Anne matures, surrounded by warm-hearted people?
(Now that Akage no Anne has concluded, anyone wanna speculate long will Elex make us wait for the next Anne no Seishun/Anne of Avonlea?)
Update: It appears Elex has no intention of making us wait; the 3.30 STO includes Red Haired Anne 4.
☆ Two series wrap this Elex sked: Rockwell the Scarlet Knight by Nadatani Wataru (volume 3) and Sweet Recipe by Yun EHyeon (volume 2). Their final BCBs (back cover blurbs), as well as previews of sonyun and soonjung manhwa debuts: Shade by Ahn Noh-Eun & CATTY and Mystery Bride by Huh KookHwa & Kim SuJin (AKA Pig Bride/the Yen Press English edition) and Proudly Homegrown comic One Step by Saturday Syndrome after the list below. (Find other continuing series previews (Topeng Kaca 9 Deluxe!) there, too.)
- Absolute Peace Strategy (Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen) 2 of 4 by Ogura Akane
- Doraemon 4 of 45 by Fujiko F. Fujio (Japanese binding re-release)
- Kariage kun 40 of 49+ by Ueda Masashi
- [Series Premiere] Mystery Bride 1 of 5 by Huh KookHwa & Kim SuJin
- [Premiere] One Step by Saturday Syndrome - Local comic
- Otoboke Section Chief (Otoboke Kachou) 9 of 23+ by Ueda Masashi
- Red Haired Anne (Akage no Anne) 3 of 3* by Igarashi Yumiko
- Rockwell the Scarlet Knight (Kurenai no Kishi Rockwell) 3 of 3 by Nadatani Wataru [Finale]
- [Series Premiere] Shade 1 of 3 by Ahn NohEun & CATTY
- Sweet Recipe 2 of 2 by Yun EHyeon [Finale]
- Tena on S-string (S-Senjou no Tena) 6 of 9 by Mikabe Sesuna
- Topeng Kaca Deluxe (Glass no Kamen) 9 of 24+ by Miuchi Suzue
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- Nakayoshi Gress! 3/2011
- Shonen Star 5/2011
¹ Sources: Elex STO 23 March 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except Kariage Kun 40 and Otoboke Section Chief 9 (SRP: IDR 15,000) and Sweet Recipe 2 and Topeng Kaca 9 Deluxe (IDR 24,000). Nakayoshi 3/2011 and Shonen Star 5/2011 retail for IDR 30,000/issue.
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Princess Miranda reunites with her brothers in the capital Arcadia. In accordance with tradition, the successor to the throne will be selected from the knights mustered by the princess and each prince.
Again, the Sweet Recipe summary consists only of recipe names:
Deklarasi kimchi recipe/Kimchi declaration recipe
Rumput laut! recipe/Seaweed recipe
Mie instan fantasia recipe/Fantasia instant noodle recipe
Ikan panggang/Grilled fish.
Rich girl runs away from home, can't cook, got a gorgeous neighbour who is good at everything and he teaches her how to cook.
(Sankyuu~ oebee_cherry-san ^^)
New Elex titles
Shade © Ahn NohEun
& CATTY/Seoul Cultural
[Serialized in IQ Jump]
Published in Indonesia
by Elex Media
Unaware that he possesses the power of
Shade, teenager Hyonki accidentally kills a friend. To learn more about the mysterious ability, Hyonki joins s.c.h.u.l, an organization that specializes in Shade Magician research...and perhaps, more?
[Additions from Hidoi~! Translators' Shade: The Other Side of Light description, excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]
Elex's editor thumbs ups the
interesting story about powers and the intervening comedy. (I guess the latter has to be there, considering the massive guilt Hyonki must be carrying.)
Lee Si Jun, son of a presidential hopeful, makes all the girls at his school swoon. But despite having his pick of any fangirl, Si Jun finds he has to wed an unknown masked girl, to escape from danger.
Lee Si Jun's bride wears a pig mask, accounting for the so-called
Mystery in the title. The answer to whether Si Jun is cursed, or she is (the curse), will have to wait until you or I dip into Mysterious Bride.
Satu langkah yang kita ambil, akan membawa ke takdir yang berbeda.
Satu langkah yang kita putuskan, akan menyuguhkan konsekuensi baik dan buruk, namun
Satu langkah yang kita jalani merupakan pilihan kita sendiri
What Elex is basically saying about this apparent standalone:
One step we take leads to a different destiny; The one step we decide on brings both good and ill. But the one step we live is our choice. Heavy.
Featured ongoing series
The Beautiful Maze (1) —
A stellar TV drama performance catapults Maya to the silver screen. Not only does she grab film stardom; Maya also nabs her first boyfriend, rising star Satomi. Maya's happiness would be complete if she could show off her success to her mother, but unfortunately, no one knows Maya's mom's whereabouts.
The rest of the ongoing manga
- Doraemon 4 by Fujiko F. Fujio: Ever gone hiking on the sea floor? Sounds like fun, but how is it possible for humans to survive the ocean depths? Nobita answers...
- Tena on S-string 6 by Mikabe Sesuna: After the revolution, Kyosuke remains in France, ostensibly to have his soul score monitored. At the same time, Arun realizes her feelings for Kyosuke, and she wants to stay and support him, even after the chaos dies down. Tena is not far behind in her Me? Like Kyosuke?? epiphany.
Bored and desperate over always having to surrender to parental desires, Moriya discovers a diversion that soon turns into...
Eto Miyuki's Hell Girl Return isn't the only Naka serial that can boast of returning; there's also Sakyo's Ogawa and Team Saito, which has been absent from recent cover line-ups. (The latest Ogawa tankou, however, released last February.) Sakyo-sensei's Little Marchen also continues to install in this edition, as do these Nakayoshi pals:
- Arisa by Ando Natsumi
- The Great Detective, KIYOSHIRO YUMEMIZU by Enue Kei- & Hayamine Kaoru
- Little Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT & Naphthalene Mizushima
- Navi Runa by Kikuta Michiyo & Ikeda Miyoko
- Shugo Chara! Encore! by PEACH-PIT
- XX Me! by Toyama Ema
Fukushima Haruka's CHOCOLATE and Koge-Donbo's Sweet Tamatan don't appear on the Naka 3/2011 cover. If you know the fate of these two, please leave me a comment. From what I read here though, chances are that Sweet Tamatan has finished.
Colleague Dr. Mikami and his wife swing by Koshiki island to see Dr. Koto. Not long after arriving, dengue fever sweeps the island, greatly straining the resources of the remote clinic. Even Dr. Mikami, actually on his honeymoon, is pressed into service. But can he cope, seeing as how he himself has contracted the disease?
So the seinen Dr. Koto manga is the cover of the newest Shonen Star. Ah, well, Yamada Takatoshi-sensei's award-winner deserves it. Not that these other ShoStars below don't, but everyone has to wait for his turn in the spotlight and it happens to be Dr. Koto's this time.
- ARAGO by Arai Takahiro
- Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl
- Detektif Conan by Aoyama Gosho
- D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji
- Inuyasha by Takahashi Rumiko
- Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow
- Magical Iroha by Inoue Kazurou
- My First Mr. Akuno by Fujiki Syun
- Takkoku!!! by Fukuchi Tsubasa
- Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato
- Yakitate!! Japan by Hashiguchi Takashi
UP NEXT: Level Comics and m&c! 23 March 2011 manga, manhwa and BDs
Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 5 · Oh Butterfly, Oh Flower 3 · Cesare 4 · Red River 5 · Sky of Love 3 · Smurf - Smurf Terbang · Air Gear 20 · Bambino! 10 · 3x3 Eyes 37 · Jepang Tenggelam 11 · Jio 13 · Last Inning 9 · Priest 15 · Yokohama Chinatown Fantasy 4 · Zenith 6 of 6 · Cubitus - Santai Saja!
m&c!: Bleach 38 · Meet the Banchou 4 · Goal Den Age 3 of 3 · Blizzard Axel 10 · Go! Hiromi Go! 8 of 8 · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 16 · Magical X Miracle 3 · School Crisis by Igarashi Kaoru · The Story of Wang Fenglei 9
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
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