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3.07.2011

One Piece 57, Topeng Kaca 8 Deluxe, Smash! 1 by Saki Kaori (Elex Media 9 March 2011 manga)

One Piece 57 (Elex)

One Piece © Oda Eiichiro/Shueisha
[Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media

To free Ace, Shirohige's armada moves to crush the Shichibukai. But can Luffy, escaping from Impel Down, make it in time for the summit battle that will shake the world? The clock is ticking in One Piece 57: Puncak Perang Penentuan — on sale this Wednesday.

Topeng Kaca 8 Deluxe by Miuchi Suzue: Etude of Flames (2)

Kitajima Maya wins the Best Actress award for her performance as Helen Keller, the victory resulting in the offer of a TV role. Meanwhile, Ayumi also nabs a part in a different TV drama. The contest between the two isn't over, not by a long shot, but their thespian perfection wavers in the face of “love.”

New Elex series

Smash! 1 (Elex)

Smash! © Saki Kaori/
Kodansha
[Weekly Shonen
Magazine
]

Elex rolls out one new series, the badminton-themed shounen manga Smash! by Saki Kaori.

Shota excels at badminton, but couldn't care less about competing, let alone in the Inter High. However, his encounter with Yuuhi (a mute girl) produces a change of heart, just in time for a stranger to challenge him to a match. Although overwhelmed by his opponent, Shota ends up enjoying the game. Now determined to pursue badminton seriously, Shota enrolls at Tojodaini, famous for nurturing badminton stars.

This manga was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine. Serials appearing in the Indonesian version below.

Shonen Magz 3/2011: The return of Chinmi...The Other Story

Shonen Magz 3/2011 - Front cover: Code:Breaker

Code:Breaker
© Kamijyo Akimine/
Kodansha
[Weekly Shonen
Magazine
]

The cover of the third Code:Breaker tankou is the cover of Shonen Magz 3/2011, but the hype focuses on Chinmi, actually, Chinmi's pal Shi Fan, in Chinmi The Other Story. Before you roll your eyes, Elex is quick to reassure: Chinmi The Other Story doesn't lose out to Kungfu Boy Legends in terms of action.)

Other ShoMagz shounen (and seinen) manga: BECK by Harold Sakuishi, Blazer Drive by Kishimoto Seishi, Fairy Tail by Mashima Hiro, Ghost's Doctor by Sato Yuki, Kindaichi Case Files by Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya, School Rumble by Kobayashi Jin, Tokkyu! by Kubo Mitsuro & Komori Yoichi, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP and Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto.

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2011.03.09)

  1. Demon King (Majeh) 32 of 37+ by Ra InSoo & Kim JaeHwan
  2. Demon King 32 (Elex)

    Majeh마제(魔帝)」 by Ra InSoo & Kim JaeHwan
    Daiwon C.I. Champ Comics, sonyun
    Volume 32 first published in Korea 2009.05

    Other languages
    English King of Hell (TOKYOPOP: volume 25 per 2009.08.04) and simplified Chinese 魔帝 (Chuang Yi: volume 34 released 2010.10)

  3. Detektif Conan 40 +Plus Super Digest Book by Aoyama Gosho
  4. Global Garden 6 of 8 by Hiwatari Saki
  5. Global Garden 6 (Elex)

    Global GardenGLOBAL GARDEN
    by Hiwatari Saki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2004.06

  6. Inuyasha 51 of 56 by Takahashi Rumiko
  7. Inuyasha 51 (Elex)

    Inuyasha犬夜叉」 by Takahashi Rumiko
    Full title: Sengoku Otogizoushi Inuyasha
    (InuYasha, A Feudal Fairy Tale)
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 51 first published in Japan 2007.10

    Volume 51 chapters:
    499. Fragment of the Monster
    500. Successor
    501. Backflow
    502. Proof
    503. Black Blade
    504. Meidou Light
    505. Kitsune Inn
    506. Examinee Number 77
    507. Hitomiko
    508. Miko's Barrier
    *NOT Elex Media/Shonen Star's chapter titles

    Serializations
    Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)

    Other languages
    English Inuyasha (VIZ Media: 56 volumes per 2011.01), French (Kana tome 42 shipped 2010.12.03), Dutch (Kana), Spanish (Glénat Spain, Grupo Editorial Vid Mexico, LARP Editores Argentina), Italian (Star Comics), German (EMA, 56 volumes), Portuguese (Editora JBC Brazil), Swedish (Egmont Kärnan), Polish (Egmont Polska), traditional Chinese (Chingwin), Vietnamese (NXB Trẻ), Korean (Haksan)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into anime by Sunrise: the first season, based on volumes 1 through 36 and spanning 167 episodes, aired on Yomiuri TV from October 2000 until September 2004. The sequel, Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen, which picks up from volume 36 until series end, premiered October 2009 with seiyuu Yamaguchi Kappei, Yukino Satsuki, and Morikawa Toshiyuki reprising their roles as Inuyasha, Kagome, and Naraku. The sequel ended 2010.03.29

    At least four originally-conceived anime features have also been released: Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001.12), The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002.12), Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003.12) and Fire on the Mystic Island (2004.12). A prequel special Inuyasha Meguri Au Mae no Unmei Koiuta aired 2004.04.19 in Japan.

  8. Natural Honey Dormitory (Tennen Hachimitsu Ryou) 7 of 7 by Oda Aya [Finale]
  9. Natural Honey Dormitory 7 (Elex)

    Tennen Hachimitsu Ryou天然はちみつ寮。
    by Oda Aya
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2003.09

    Other languages
    Vietnamese Bạn trai thông minh (Thanh Hoa Publishing)

  10. One Piece 57 of 61+ by Oda Eiichiro
  11. One Piece 57 (Elex)

    One PieceONE PIECE」 by Oda Eiichiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 57 first published in Japan 2010.03

    Volume 57: Chōjō Kessen (Puncak Perang Penentuan/Summit Battle) chapters:
    552. Ace and Whitebeard
    553. Summit Battle
    554. Admiral Akainu
    555. Oars and the Hat
    556. Justice Will Prevail!
    557. Luffy and Whitebeard
    558. Little Brother
    559. Destiny
    560. Prisoners of Impel Down
    561. Luffy vs. Mihawk
    562. Whirl Spider Squad
    *NOT Elex Media's chapter titles

    Awards
    Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize finalist (2000-2002)

    Other languages
    English One Piece (VIZ Media: 56 volumes per 2011.02 • volume 57 street date: 2011.06.07), French and Dutch (Glenat: Tome 56 per 2011.01.05), Spanish (Planeta DeAgostini Comics Spain, Editorial Toukan Mexico, LARP Editores S.A. Argentina), Italian (Editions Star Comics), German, Danish and Swedish (Carlsen: German Band 58 ships 2011.04.22), Portuguese (Conrad), traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 海賊王 One Piece volume 60 per 2010.12) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: volume 60 released 2010.12)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into a couple of OAVs before a full anime TV series that has aired over 400 episodes and is still ongoing (seiyuu Tanaka Mayumi plays Monkey D. Luffy). At least 10 animated movies have also been released.

    Related
    A series of light novels based on the anime, at least five art books and five guidebooks.

  12. Red Haired Anne (Akage no Anne) 2 of 3 by Igarashi Yumiko
  13. Red Haired Anne 2 (Elex)

    Akage no Anne赤毛のアン Part 2
    by Igarashi Yumiko, L. M. Montgomery
    The Kumon Manga Library, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 1998.01

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

  14. [Series Premiere] Smash! 1 of 18 by Saki Kaori
  15. Smash! 1 (Elex)

    Smash!スマッシュ!」 by Saki Kaori
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2006.11

  16. Topeng Kaca Deluxe (Glass no Kamen) 8 of 24+ by Miuchi Suzue
  17. Topeng Kaca 8 Deluxe (Elex)

    Glass no Kamenガラスの仮面」 by Miuchi Suzue
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Bunko volume 8 first published in Japan 1994.06

    Related
    Glass no Kamen tankoubon

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

  18. Want You 7 of 10 by Hwang MiRee
  19. Want You 7 (Elex)

    Want you원츄(Want you)」 by Hwang MiRee
    Samyang, soonjung
    Volume 7 first published in Korea 2004.08

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Elex Media Mangazines (2011.03.09)

  • Shonen Magz 3/2011

¹ Sources: Elex STO 9 March 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise)
² Manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each, except Detektif Conan 40 +Plus Super Digest Book (SRP: IDR 20,000) and Topeng Kaca 8 Deluxe (IDR 24,000). Shonen Magz 3/2011 retails for IDR 30,000/issue.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Detektif Conan 40 +Plus Super Digest Book (Elex)

The rest of the ongoing series at a glance

  • Demon King 32 by Ra InSoo & Kim JaeHwan: Demon King takes part in the sword fighting competition and manages to face off with Murin. Murin deliberately exploits the slaves to kill Demon King.
  • Detektif Conan 40 +Plus Super Digest Book by Aoyama Gosho: The fourth (of five) Detektif Conan story and character guide continues to deconstruct deduction à la Conan.
  • Global Garden 6 by Hiwatari Saki: Ruika doubts Haruhi's prophecy about Hikaru's invitation to the park even as Haruhi, abandoned in America, continues to haunt Ruika.
  • Inuyasha 51 by Takahashi Rumiko: To determine the true heir of Tessaiga, Sesshomaru challenges Inuyasha to a battle to end all battles.
  • Natural Honey Dormitory 7 of 7 by Oda Aya: Nene and Hikaru are both shocked to learn that Nonchan wants to move out of the dorm, but of the two, Hikaru is the hardest hit. This leads Nene, who feels that Hikaru is more frank with and dependent on Nonchan, to ask Hikaru to break up.
  • Red Haired Anne 2 by Igarashi Yumiko: Anne continues to create problems in the village of Avonlea. One day, she invites best friend Diana for tea, but...
  • Want You 7 by Hwang MiRee: It turns out that Hoiyun and Yohan are not related to Herem. Apparently, the older cousin with whom Herem fell in love with has long been dead. Changnok comes to console the grieving Herem.

UP NEXT: Level Comics and m&c! 9 March 2011 manga, manhwa and manhua

Level Comics: Soul Eater 4 · Bloody Monday 2 · A Hint of Purple 3 of 3 · Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files 5 · 3x3 Eyes 36 · The Hunting of The Snark 3 of 3 · Miso-Com 6 · The Ravages of Time 8 · Lucky Luke - Bayangan Menara Minyak · Yakari - Rahasia Halilintar Kecil

m&c!: Neon Genesis Evangelion 11 · Be a Naughty Girl 5 of 5· Golden Age 13 · If Only You Were Here by Morio Rina · Kaicho's Kitten by Furumiya Kazuko· My Sweet Home 4 · Bleach volumes 13 - 18 and volumes 19 - 24 box sets

Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
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