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Manga street datesElex: 8.27 · Level: 8.27 · m&c!: 8.27
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Bleach Season 7, weekdays, 630pm WIB
Arpeggio of Blue Steel, weekdays, 10pm WIB [Series Finale] 28 August 2014, Thursday
Space Dandy Season 2, Sundays 9pm WIB

5.30.2011

One Piece 58, Dream Eater Merry 2, Kome Si Belang 3 (Elex Media 1 June 2011 manga) [UPDATE2]

Update 2: Crayon Shinchan 6 has been postponed. No new street date advised, so, keeping it here. Moved to the 8th

Actually, the post title should've read One Piece 58, Dream Eater Merry 2 AND Hyde & Closer 6, but GET! third-placer Hyde & Closer got reskedded to the 15th. Otherwise, the manga list is the same as Elex's.

One Piece 58 (Elex Media)

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

Shirohige is stabbed, further tilting the balance against the Whitebeard pirates, already suffering heavy losses in the Battle of Marineford. Meanwhile, Luffy, determined to rescue Ace, faces off against one Navy admiral after another.

Go »here for moar summary specificity than Elex's Indonesian take on One Piece 58's Japanese blurb. Wiki's not-so mini spoilage builds up the suspense better.

One Piece volume 58, The Name of This Era is ‘Whitebeard’, compiles chapters 563 through 573: One Man, One Heart, The Man Who Shook the World, Oars' Path, Raid, Marineford Navy Headquarters - Oris Plaza, Have It Your Way!, White Monster, The Bridge of Life, The Execution Platform, The Times They Are A-Changin’ and The Name of This Era is ‘Whitebeard’. (*NOT Elex chapter titles)

Dream Eater Merry 2 of 6+ by Ushiki Yoshitaka

Not all dream demons exchange their dream domain for an earthly one; some access the human world to eliminate other dream demons. Engi Threepiece is one such, ingressing into the real world to avenge her sister's death at the hands of Pharos Hercules, who leads the charge to replace humans with dream demons.

I'm still waiting for an Elex back cover blurb that actually mentions Dream Eater Merry's male protagonist, Yumeji. Maybe next volume.

Now for some huggable keeyootness —

Kome Si Belang 3 of 4+ by Hoshino Natsumi

Awww...you just gotta cuddle Kome for patience above and beyond the call of duty. She lets Koyuki snatch away her toys, finishes off the diet kibble Koyuki turns her cute nose up at and allows Koyuki to relieve teething troubles on Kome's back. In short, Kome takes good care of Koyuki when mom and Taku are busy.

But with the arrival of Koyuki's kitten pals Gonta and Hime to Nakarai Manor, Kome needs to stretch her patience threefold.

Nyan~?!

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2011.06.01)

  1. Crayon Shinchan 6 of 50 by Usui Yoshito Postponed to 6.08
  2. Crows 18 of 26 by Takahashi Hiroshi
  3. Crows 18 (Elex)

    Crowsクローズ」 by Takahashi Hiroshi
    AKA Crows: Busou Sensen Reimeihen
    Akita Shoten Monthly Shounen Champion, shounen
    Volume 18 first published in Japan 1995.08

    Related series

    Worst (sequel, 26 volumes as at 2011.04) and Crows Zero (spin-off; nine of nine volumes as at 2010.08)

    Adaptations
    Two live-action prequel movies: Crows ZERO (Japan theatrical release: October 2007) and Crows ZERO II (April 2009), directed by Miike Takashi and starring Oguri Shun (GPS leader Takiya Genji) and Yamada Takayuki (Serizawa Tamao)

  4. Doraemon: Gadget Cat from the Future 6 of 10 by Fujiko F. Fujio (Shogakukan English Comics)
  5. Dream Eater Merry (Yumekui Merry) 2 of 6+ by Ushiki Yoshitaka
  6. Dream Eater Merry 2 (Elex)

    Yumekui Merry夢喰いメリー
    by Ushiki Yoshitaka
    Houbunsha Manga Time Kirara Forward, seinen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.05

    Adaptations
    J.C. Staff's 13-episode anime adaptation starring seiyuu Okamoto Nobuhiko (Fujiwara Yumeji) and Sakura Ayane (Merry Nightmare) aired in Japan between January and April 2011.

  7. Hyde & Closer (Juhou Kaikin!! Hyde & Closer) 6 of 7 by Aso Haro Postponed to 6.15
  8. Inazuma Eleven 3 of 9+ by Yabuno Tenya
  9. イナズマイレブン 3 (JP cover)

    Inazuma Elevenイナズマイレブン
    by Yabuno Tenya
    Shogakukan Corocoro Comic, shounen
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2009.06

    Awards
    Best Children's Manga, 34th Kodansha Manga Awards (2010)

    Related
    Based on the Nintendo DS game of the same name, from which an OLM anime, starring seiyuu Takeuchi Junko as Mark Evans (Endou Mamoru), Nojima Hirofumi as Axel Blaze (Gouenji Shuuya), Yoshino Hiroyuki as Jude Sharp (Yuuto Kidou) and Miyano Mamoru as Shawn Frost (Shirou Fubuki), was also adapted. The TV series premiered 2008.10.05 on TV Tokyo and is still ongoing; the Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ogre Shūrai movie sequel premiered 2010.12.23 in Japan.

  10. Kariage kun 42 of 50+ by Ueda Masashi
  11. Kariage kun 42 (Elex)

    Kariage-kunかりあげクン」 by Ueda Masashi
    Futabasha Action Comics, seinen
    Volume 42 first published in Japan 2006.12

    Awards
    Recipient, 28th Bungeishunjū Manga Award (1982), along with Ueda Masashi's other series Furiten-kun and Masashi-kun and Suzuki Yamato's Ai MY Tenrankai

    Related series
    Kariage-kun: Chinan dake no Kuchikara Otoko! Hen, Kariage-kun: Itazura Meichin Bamenhen and Kariage-kun: Makenai Onnatachihen (sequels)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into anime by Toei Animation (1989-1990)

  12. Kome si Belang (Kijitora Neko no Koume-san) 3 of 4+ by Hoshino Natsumi
  13. Kome si Belang 3 (Elex)

    Kijitora Neko no Koume-san
    キジトラ猫の小梅さん」 by Hoshino Natsumi
    Shonen Gahosha Neko Panchi, josei
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2010.04

  14. Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) 29 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
  15. Lum, The Invader Girl 29 (Elex)

    Urusei Yatsura新装版 うる星やつら
    by Takahashi Rumiko
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    New edition (shinsoban) volume 29 released in Japan 2008.01

    Awards
    Winner, 26th Shogakukan Manga Awards, Shounen/Shoujo category

    Other languages
    English (VIZ Media), French and Spanish (Glenat)

    Adaptations
    The 195 episode-anime adaptation by Kitty Films, starring seiyuu Hirano Fumi (Lum) and Furukawa Toshio (Moroboshi Ataru), aired from October 1981 through March 1986 on Fuji TV. Eleven OAVs and six theatrical movies were also released.

  16. One Piece 58 of 62+ by Oda Eiichiro
  17. One Piece 58 (Elex)

    One PieceONE PIECE」 by Oda Eiichiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 58 (chapters 563-573) first published in Japan 2010.06

    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 57 per 2011.04.06 • Tome 58 street date: 2011.09.07), 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 shipped 2011.04.22 • Band 59 street date: 2011.07.29), Portuguese (Conrad), traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 海賊王 One Piece volume 60 per 2010.12) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: volume 61 released 2011.03.22)

    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.

  18. The Recipe For Gertrude (Gertrude no Recipe) 4 of 5 by Kusakawa Nari
  19. The Recipe For Gertrude 4 (Elex)

    Gertrude no Recipeガートルードのレシピ
    by Kusakawa Nari
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 4 (chapters 14-18 + omake) first published in Japan 2003.07

    Other languages
    English The Recipe For Gertrude (CMX: five volumes)

  20. Tena on S-string (S-Senjou no Tena) 7 of 9 by Mikabe Sesuna
  21. Tena on S-string 7 (Elex)

    S-Senjou no TenaS線上のテナ
    by Mikabe Sesuna
    Houbunsha Manga Time Kirara Forward, seinen
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2010.01

    Other languages
    English Tena on S-string (Yen Press: volume 5 per 2010.12.21)

  22. The Tyr Chronicles (Tireujeongi) 6 of 11+ by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo
  23. The Tyr Chronicles 6 (Elex)

    Tireujeongi티르전기
    by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo
    AKA Legend of Tyr
    Daiwon C.I., Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 6 first published in Korea 2009.12

  24. V.B. Rose 7 of 14 by Hidaka Banri
  25. V.B. Rose 7 (Elex)

    V.B. RoseV・B・ローズ」 by Hidaka Banri
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 7 first published in Japan 2006.07

    Other languages/serialization
    Serialized until chapter 56 in HanaLaLa)
    English V.B. Rose (TOKYOPOP: 12 volumes as at 2011.04.05), traditional Chinese (Ever Glory Taiwan: V.B.R 絲絨藍玫瑰 14 per 2009.10)

    Adaptations
    A V.B. Rose drama CD was released in Japan in 2006.12, starring seiyuu Mizuki Nana as Shiroi Ageha, Sakurai Takahiro as Arisaka Yukari, and Suwabe Junichi as Kuromine Mitsuya.

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¹ Sources: Elex STO 1 June 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All GN retail for IDR 16,500 except Doraemon Gadget Cat from the Future 6 (IDR 25,000) and Kariage Kun 42 (IDR 15,000).
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured

The Recipe For Gertrude 4 of 5 by Kusakawa Nari

Claude uses Sahara to take Gertrude's body apart to extract the soul of his beloved wife Halon. In the process, Gertrude learns how he was constructed, and the tragedy that accompanied his “birth.” But the knowledge comes at an even greater price: Sahara's life.

The penultimate Recipe For Gertrude compiles chapters 14 to 18 and a bonus story, The Tale of Shippeitaro.

V.B. Rose 7 of 14 by Hidaka Banri

Kana disdains Ageha's friendly overtures, and only later does Ageha find out the something “special” between Kana and Arisaka. Naturally, this saddens Ageha. Just as she hits rock bottom, who should approach but Nagare.

The rest of the ongoing manga and manhwa

  • Crows 18 by Takahashi Hiroshi: Putsches go down in schools other than Suzuran. Nakajima Shinsuke ousts his senior Ishikawa and for the first time, represents Kawada 2 High in the Kuro-Taki Alliance meeting of core members. Suspicious, Yasu infiltrates the meeting. Meanwhile, Harumichi doesn't realize that soon, he will face...
  • Inazuma Eleven 3 by Yabuno Tenya: A training injury sidelines Raimon Junior High's Goro from the first qualifying match against Wild Junior High. Mark and his Raimon teammates divert their shock and anger into killer counterattacks against the fauna-resembling team versed in moves like Tarzan Kick and Snake Shot.
  • Lum, The Invader Girl 29 by Takahashi Rumiko: Lum who hasn't been on a date by Ataru in a l–o–n–g time meets a strange man who falls for her at first sight and claims her for his own. She should pull out The Hyperspace Mallet now, right? So what is Lum doing, allowing the weirdo to do as he pleases?
  • Tena on S String 7 by Mikabe Sesuna: Kyosuke's spartan training under grandma finally produces (some) results and he can look forward to going home to Japan soon. Tena and Arun who have realized their feelings want to stick to Kyosuke, but their polar opposite personalities come up with polar opposite solutions. Meanwhile, Duon, who turns out to be Gloria's nephew, has plans for the still locked up Ostina.
  • The Tyr Chronicles 6 by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo: Casualties rise as the battle against Herion escalates. Convinced of elf backing, Tyr struggles to overcome Herion. What will happen when his support is suddenly pulled?

Still not enuf? Here are the other 1 June 2011 manga and manhwa

Level Comics: Soul Eater 7 · Dawn of The Arcana 1 by Toma Rei · Blade of Immortal 16 · A Spirit of The Sun 11 · Dark Edge 1 by Aikawa Yu · Attack!! 7 · Ghost Mum Investigator 3 · Rantanplan - Biang Masalah · Rantanplan - Natal Bersama · Spirou dan Fantasio - Jamur dan Sang Diktator

m&c!: Bleach 40 · Female Wolf's Boy 17 of 17 · Hai Miiko! 23 · Seiyuu-Ka! Lovely Voice 1 by Minami Maki · Sky Blue Beach 5 · Glasses Boy Fans Club by Kawamaru Shin · My Own Princess 3 · Say Say Say 2 · Magical X Miracle 6 of 6 · Out Code 3 of 3 · Heroine Complex by Naoda Tsuboko · Love Class by Ayumi Rin · Love Samurai by Aoi Michiru · My Tiger Boy 1 and 2 of 2 by Sakisaka Mea· Monika 141

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