Naruto © Kishimoto Masashi/Shueisha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
May contain [SPOILERS!]
Naruto, still troubled by Sakura's sudden love confession, finally learns the intent of his Konoha peers: the elimination of Sasuke. As if that weren't enough, our hero gets a new shock when he hears the five Kage's decision from Gaara.
But of course the reason for Naruto 51's
Sasuke vs. Danzo!! subtitle is Sasuke's capture of Konoha leader Danzo with Madara's help. Curtains rise on Sasuke's Revenge, Act II. [Additions from Kana's Naruto, tome 51 description]
(VIZ's Naruto, Vol. 51: A Hokage's Resolve, meanwhile, clarifies Sasuke's objective:
to interrogate [Danzo] about the Uchiha clan and what really happened between the political factions of Konoha and his brother, Itachi.)
While daddy Koiwai works, Yotsuba plays house under his desk. Then inspired by picture books, Yotsuba asks for lessons on how to make pancakes.
The above summary refers to chapter 64:
Yotsuba & Pancakes. The other stories in the latest Yotsuba&! 10:
Yotsuba & Play (chapter 63);
Yotsuba & Jumbo (65);
Yotsuba & the Electronics Store (66);
Yotsuba & Home Appliances (67);
Yotsuba & Lies (68); and
Yotsuba & the Re-encounter (69). These are *NOT* Elex Media's chapter titles, and if you want the lowdown on the other six chapters, go here.
☆ I mentioned the 4.06 finales at the top of the post, and for three endings, Elex has one beginning — Mokke, the seinen slice of life manga from Kumakura Takatoshi, originally serialized in Afternoon. That preview and the rest of the summaries are (waaay) below.
- Alice Academy (Gakuen Alice) 15 of 24+ by Higuchi Tachibana
- Crayon Shinchan 5 of 50 by Usui Yoshito
- Crows 17 of 26 by Takahashi Hiroshi
- Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 4 of 10 by Fujiko F. Fujio (Shogakukan English Comics)
- [Series Premiere] Mokke 1 of 9 by Kumakura Takatoshi
- Naruto 51 of 55+ by Kishimoto Masashi
- Pirates and the Mermaid (Kaizoku to Ningyo) 2 of 4+ by Kiuchi Tatsuya
- Sanzoku Ou: King of Bandits 13 of 13 by Sawada Hirofumi [Finale]
- Shade 3 of 3 by Ahn NohEun & CATTY [Finale]
- Wild Life 15 of 27 by Fujisaki Masato
- With My Brothers (Oniichan to Issho) 11 of 11 by Tokeino Hari [Finale]
- Yotsuba&! 10 of 10+ by Azuma Kiyohiko
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- Nakayoshi Lovely 10: Red Tulip
- Shonen Magz 4/2011
¹ Sources: Elex STO 6 April 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise). Pirates & The Mermaid 2 and Nakayoshi Lovely 10 artwork and details from editor Nia Ika
² All GN retail for IDR 16,500 except Crayon Shinchan 5 (IDR 21,800), Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 4 (IDR 25,000) and Yotsuba&! 10 (IDR 17,500). Nakayoshi Lovely 10 and Shonen Magz 4/2011 are priced at IDR 30,000/issue. The Doraemon Kamus Science dictionary carries an IDR 35,000 MSRP.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Sisters Shizuru and Mizuki live with their priest grandfather in a remote village, a locale evidently suited to the Hibara sibs who both own strong supernatural abilities. Since she was a child, Shizuru has been able to see creatures normal humans can't; Mizuki, meanwhile, can't see spirits but is still a powerful medium, her kind nature making her an easy target for possession.
This is their not-so average tale.
Baka-Updates, in its Mokke description, pulls out this doozy to persuade you to try:
Each episode is not horror or too serious, it is rather a heartwarming story.
Nagato, hot on the trail of Takatoki Hojo, finds his path to vengeance obstructed by Shiro Shimazu, a shogun capable of besting 1,000 foes singlehanded. What will Nagato do now to avenge his father?
The Tongue of Fire Lord awakens, forcing Hyonki to pull out all stops to beat the formidable Shade.
Masashi hits his head so hard, he loses his memory. What's more, the first question out of his mouth when he rouses is: “Am I a man or a woman?”
What will happen to Masashi's rabu story with Sakura, now that he has forgotten everything?
This year's Gakuen Alice sports fest holds more surprises than previous, the most startling of which is Mikan succumbing to gravity when she should've been floating because of a teammate's Alice. Her none too graceful drop causes Persona to accuse Mikan of canceling out her friend's power.
Mikan's bewilderment grows when, amid chaos and in the public eye, Natsume shoos her away, but then goes and hugs her from behind when no one is looking.
Hisui and crew-mates dock for much needed ship repairs. To defray the cost, Hisui agrees to steal a book a new acquaintaince is searching for, even though he doesn't know the young stranger's real identity.
Restored to working order, the ship departs, later stopping over at a small island where Albadian soldiers are conducting a mermaid search. This time, Lio can't help, because the search and seizure order came from the Emperor himself.
Dean Heinami realizes that Tessho's dog is suffering from a serious heart problem, and with Tessho assisting, commences surgery. But apparently, the dog's condition is worse than first thought. Before the situation can worsen further, Tessho suggests a high-risk operation to save his pet.
This summary alludes to Wild Life 15 chapter 123:
Please be quiet in the hospital, and I'm betting Tessho's
perfect pitch will play a key role in canine preservation. (That's what I imperfectly made out from the Gugel-translated Japanese synop.)
The rest of the ongoing series
- Crayon Shinchan 5 by Usui Yoshito: Action Kindergarten will be staging a drama. Everyone is excited over the parts to be handed out, not excluding Shinchan. But Shinchan's naughtiness results in constantly-changing roles. In the end, what part is he relegated to?
- Crows 17 by Takahashi Hiroshi: The struggle for leadership among the new Suzuran students begins. Whoever manages to collect six buttons from those he defeats gets the chance to challenge the seniors. In the midst of the excitement, Harumichi...
☆ And since I already included the bilingual Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 4 in the manga list, might as well mention that Elex is also releasing a 260-paged Doraemon science dictionary for kids, Doraemon Kamus Science.
Nakayoshi Lovely 10:
The 10th Nakayoshi Lovely prefers
romantic and ador(k)able stories revolving around love struggles, specifically declarations of true love. (That's the reason for
Red Tulip; check out the
Apa Bunga Kelahiranmu? feature or teh internets for moar language of flowers.)
- Side story, Cherry Juice by Fukushima Haruka (AAA, CHOCOLATE manga-ka; here's hoping that Elex also licenses the main Cherry Juice series)
Princess of Romanceby Miyabi Suzu (Nakayoshi Lovely 8: Apple)
Love Puzzleby Takagami Yuriko (Nakayoshi Lovely 6: Grapes)
I Love You Just Like Stars in The Sky & Flowers on The Earthby Yamada Daisy (Nakayoshi Lovely 9: Starfruits)
Love & Punchby Ohara Aya
Love Petby Miasa Rin (Nakayoshi Lovely 9)
Depressed Kickby Yumimi
Reality Lawby Mizusawa Yuki
Thank the NakaLovely editor-san, Nia Ika, for the cover and contents listing. I would just like to add
PpFf by Mizuki Yuki that I can see with squint mode ON! on the cover.
No, that's not Kindaichi on ShoMagz 4's front cover; that's megane-less Meguru) from Kubo Mitsuro & Komori Yoichi's Tokkyu!. Kindaichi's the one with the
In the name of my grandfather... catch phrase, and in this outing, he will once again wager the famous private eye granddaddy's name to unmask the Fudo school festival murderer.
- BECK by Harold Sakuishi (Watch out for our review of the live-action movie during this blog's anniversary week.)
- Blazer Drive by Kishimoto Seishi
- Code:Breaker by Kamijyo Akimine
- Fairy Tail by Mashima Hiro
- Ghost's Doctor by Sato Yuki
- Kungfu Boy The Other Story by Maekawa Takeshi
- School Rumble by Kobayashi Jin
- Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP
- Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto
Other 6 April 2011 manga and manhwa
- Level Comics: Perfect Girl Evolution 23 · Sky of Love 4 · Air Gear 21 · Angel Heart 6 · A Spirit of the Sun 9 · Black Lagoon 7 · Cruise 2 of 2 · Dolls of God 2 · Jepang Tenggelam 12 · Over Rev 18 · Smurf - Mimpi Aneh Smurf Pemalas · Lucky Luke - Nitroglicerin · Yakari dan Si Paus Putih
- m&c!: Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 11, · Garudayana 3· My Own Princess 1 by Hwang MiRee · Magical x Miracle 4 · Aoizaka Baseball Club 18 · Golden Age 14 · My Life 1 by Momochi Reiko · Out Code 1 by Suzuragi Karin/Himenogi Haruhiko · Secret 6
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who reminds you to continue praying for Japan
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