This week

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

6.13.2011

Durarara 2, Naruto 52, QED 36 (Elex Media 15 June 2011 manga) [UPDATE2: Naruto 52 postponed]

Not only Naruto 52: 7 Seeds 17, Shonen Magz 6 and Crayon Shinchan: Jalan-Jalan Keliling Dunia also didn't street on the 15th. Only Crayon Shinchan's edu-manga, however, got a new street date (6 July 2011).

The hachimaki seems to have worked. NikBabble™ is All Green!

DRRR!! 2 and Naruto 52 (Elex Media)

Durarara!! © Satorigi Akiyo, Narita Ryohgo/Square Enix [Serialized in GFantasy]
Naruto © Kishimoto Masashi/Shueisha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media

The Headless Rider's past, the Dollars' activities and Stalker Girl's disappearance... Slowly, the Ikebukuro absurdities begin to unfold.

I assume we also get a peek into Heiwajima Shizuo's past, seeing as Ikebukuro's Saikyou no Otoko is the cover of the the hottest most awaited second volume of the high-tension urban fantasy!! (Excerpt, inclusive of double exclamations from the original Japanese Durarara!! blurb.)

Shizuo-chan's appearance in this Elex release edged out the Sasuke and Cell Seven's reunion from the top DO WANT! spot. (They shoulda stayed on the 8th.)

Naruto 52 of 56+ by Kishimoto Masashi: Kelompok Tujuh!! Postponed - no street date advised

Manipulated by the desire for revenge, Sasuke undergoes a drastic transformation. Sakura and Kakashi's words fail to move Sasuke. Naruto comes to the aid of the cornered pair, and Cell Seven reunites!!

New Elex titles

Three standalones debut — Usui Yoshito's Crayon Shinchan: Jalan-Jalan Keliling Dunia or Shinchan Goes Around the World edu-manga (stopping over in Bali, the Great Wall of China, The Taj Mahal and other cultural heritage sites) [Postponed to 6 July], the *Fufufufufu* 4-koma shoujo Go Go Hachiyo! by Kanechiku Junko, bound to delight In a Distant Time fangirls as it dumps the bishie Hachiyou in the kitchen for cooking shenanigans :D and Inoue Kazurou's seinen Undead which poses the question, What if your loved one comes back to life...as a zombie?

Undead (Elex Media)

Undead © Inoue Kazurou
Shogakukan [Big Comics]

People who die with issues unresolved return as zombies. Only when their desires are fulfilled do their bodies decay and vanish.

The Elex Book Reviews editor dubs this omnibus about the reanimated discontented (which represents a shift from Inoue-sensei's Midori Days or Love & Collage), funny and entertaining, and praises the awesome art. First serialized in Big Comic Spirits (also serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Star), this Zombies, Accident, Assassins, Businessman, Comedian, Dead Lover, Otaku, Rock Star antho compiles 10 episodes: Love of the Dead, Comedian of the Dead (Parts 1 and 2), Study of the Dead, Rock 'n Roll of the Dead, Hitman of the Dead, Father of the Dead, Mania of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead (Parts 1 and 2).

Box sets: Kariage kun

It's still quite a-ways from the latest volume 42, but FWIW, here are the box sets of Ueda Masashi's LOLarious Kariage kun, Volumes 1-10 and 11-20. Each 10-volume set retails for IDR 145,000.

Shonen Magz 6/2011 — Go Go, Kindaichi! Postponed - no street date advised

Kindaichi solves yet another murder in the latest Kindaichi Case Files, or so trumpets Gramedia Shop, but was that ever in doubt? In any case, continuing their serial runs along with Amagi Seimaru & Sato Fumiya's Kindaichi in Shonen Magz 6/2011 are:
Harold Sakuishi's BECK (volume 25 per 2010.12.01);
Kishimoto Seishi's Blazer Drive;
Maekawa Takeshi's Chinmi: The Other Story (Chinmi: The Other Story: Chinmi & Shie Fan tankou streets 28 June);
Kamijyo Akimine's Code:Breaker;
Mashima Hiro's Fairy Tail (volume 9 per 2010.10.13);
Sato Yuki's Ghost's Doctor (volume 5 per 15 June);
Kobayashi Jin's School Rumble (volume 11 per 2010.06.16);
Kubo Mitsuro & Komori Yoichi's Tokkyu! (volume 15 per 2010.10.06);
CLAMP's Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (volume 17 per 2010.10.27); and Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto (volume 4 per 15 June).

Elex Media manga (2011.06.15)

  1. 7 Seeds 17 of 20+ by Tamura Yumi »Ex-6.08; Postponed - no street date advised
  2. 7 Seeds 17 (Elex)

    7SEEDS7SEEDS」 by Tamura Yumi
    Shogakukan Flowers (formerly in Betsucomi), shoujo
    Volume 17 first published in Japan 2010.02

    Awards
    Best Shoujo Manga, 2007 Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Adaptations
    Broadcast as a radio drama from December 2003 to February 2004. Nine episodes compiled into three drama CDs: 7 Seeds 1 (JP release: 2004.03.26; based on events in manga volume 1), 7 Seeds 2 (2004.04.23; dramatizes events in manga volume 4) and 7 Seeds 3 (2004.05.21; adapts volumes 2 and 3).

  3. Blooming Youth (Hanasakeru Seishounen) 3 of 12 by Itsuki Natsumi
  4. Blooming Youth 3 (Elex)

    Hanasakeru Seishounen花咲ける青少年
    by Itsuki Natsumi
    Hakusensha LaLa and LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 1990.09

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese 天國少女 (Tong Li Taiwan, 12 volumes)

    Related series
    One-shot sequel (Melody 27 June 2009) and Hanasakeru Seishounen: Tokubetsuhen (one volume per 2011.03)

    Adaptations
    A 39-episode anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot, starring seiyuu Endo Aya (Kajika Louisa Kugami Burnsworth), Morikawa Toshiyuki (Huang Li-Ren), Ono Daisuke (Eugene Alexandr De Volkan), Namikawa Daisuke (Rumaty Ivan Di Raginei) and Fukuyama Jun (Carl Rosenthal) that aired between April 2009 and February 2010 on NHK, and at least two theatrical runs of a stage adaptation, the first premiering 29 September 2010 in Tokyo

  5. [Premiere] Crayon Shinchan: Jalan-Jalan Keliling Dunia by Usui Yoshito (Futabasha) »Ex-6.08; postponed to 7.06
  6. Culdcept 5 of 6+ by Kaneko Shinya and OMIYA Soft
  7. Culdcept 5 (JP cover)

    CuldceptCuldcept
    by Kaneko Shinya and OMIYA Soft
    Kodansha Magazine Z, seinen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2005.09
    (On hiatus at volume 6)

    Related
    Based on the Culdcept video game

    Other languages
    English Culdcept (TOKYOPOP: five volumes per 2006.06), Italian (Star Comics), Spanish (Norma Editorial Spain: volume 6 per 2009.02)

  8. Dear Boys Act 3 volume 6 of 7+ by Yagami Hiroki
  9. Dear Boys Act 3 vol.6 (Elex)

    Dear Boys Act3DEAR BOYS ACT3
    by Yagami Hiroki
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2011.02

    Related
    Dear Boys and Dear Boys Act2 (prequels)

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

  10. DRRR!! [Durarara!!] 2 of 4+ by Satorigi Akiyo, Narita Ryohgo
  11. Durarara!! 2 (Elex)

    Durarara!!デュラララ!!
    by Satorigi Akiyo, Narita Ryohgo
    Square Enix GFantasy, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Related series
    Adapted from the Durarara!! light novel series by Narita Ryohgo, illustrated by Yasuda Suzuhito (nine volumes published by ASCII Media Works under the Dengeki Bunko imprint per 2011.02), the basis of Brains Base's 26-episode 2010-vintage anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Sawashiro Miyuki (Celty Sturluson) and Toyonaga Toshiyuki (Ryūgamine Mikado).

  12. Ghost's Doctor (Youkai no Oishasan) 5 of 15 by Sato Yuki
  13. Ghost's Doctor 5 (Elex)

    Youkai no Oishasan妖怪のお医者さん
    by Sato Yuki
    Kodansha Magazine Special, Shonen Sirius and Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2008.02

    Other languages/serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing)
    English Yokai Doctor (Del Rey: three volumes per 2009.08), traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 妖怪醫生 14 released 2011.05)

  14. [Premiere] Go Go Hachiyo! (Hachiyou-san ga Iku!) by Kanechiku Junko
  15. Go Go Hachiyo! (Elex)

    Hachiyou-san ga Iku!八葉さんが行く!
    by Kanechiku Junko
    Hakusensha LaLa, LaLa DX and LaLa Special shoujo/4-koma
    This volume first published in Japan 2008.10

    Related series
    Adapted from In a Distant Time (17 of 17 volumes per 2010.03)

  16. Hyde & Closer (Juhou Kaikin!! Hyde & Closer) 6 of 7 by Aso Haro »Ex-6.01
  17. Hyde & Closer 6 (Elex)

    Juhou Kaikin!! Hyde & Closer
    呪法解禁!!ハイド&クローサー
    by Aso Haro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2009.05

    Other languages
    English Hyde & Closer (VIZ Media: four volumes per 2011.04 • volume 5 street date: 2011.07.12; serialized in ShonenSunday.com.)

  18. Naruto 52 of 56+ by Kishimoto Masashi »Ex-6.08; Postponed - no street date advised
  19. Naruto 52 (Elex)

    NarutoNARUTO-ナルト-
    by Kishimoto Masashi
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 52: Sorezore no Dainanahan!! first published in Japan 2010.08

    Awards/Accomplishments
    The American volume 7 won the 2006 Quill Award in the graphic novel category. Manga sales have topped 100 million copies in Japan, with over 89 million sold globally. Naruto is the #1 bestselling manga in Indonesia, with upwards of one million copies sold nationwide.

    Other languages
    English Naruto (VIZ Media: 51 volumes per 2011.06.07 • volume 52 street date: 2011.09.06; serialized in Shonen Jump USA), French (Kana: Tome 53 ships 2011.07.01), Spanish (Ediciones Glénat Spain: latest edition #53; Grupo Editorial Vid Mexico; LARP Editores Argentina), Catalan (Glénat: latest volume #47), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 50 ships 2011.06.26; serialized in Banzai!), Dutch (Kana), Russian (Comix-ART), Polish (Japonica Polonica Fantastica), Swedish (Bonnier Carlsen; serialized in Shonen Jump Sweden), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: NARUTO火影忍者 54 per 2011.02) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: 火影忍者 #55 per 2011.06)

    Adaptations
    Studio Pierrot and Aniplex's 220-episode anime co-production, based on manga volumes 1-27, aired from October 2002 to February 2007 in Japan. Seiyuu Takeuchi Junko, Nakamura Chie, and Sugiyama Noriaki returned in their roles as Uzumaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura, and Uchiha Sasuke in the sequel (manga volume 28 onwards) that premiered February 2007 on TV Tokyo. Naruto Shippūden is still ongoing (episode 216 airs 2011.06.16).

    At least five OAVs, seven films and three light novels have also been released:

    OAVS: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover! (2003) · Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (2004) · Konoha Sports Festival (2004.08) · Finally a clash! Jonin VS Genin!! Indiscriminate grand melee tournament meeting!! (2005.12) · Naruto: The Cross Roads (2010).

    A short OAV was also included within the DVD Naruto x UT Original DVD (shipped 2011.01.01).

    Films: Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004.08) · Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005.08) · Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006.08) · Naruto Shippūden (2007.08) · Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna (2008.08) · Naruto Shippūden: Hi no Ishi o Tsugumono (2009.07) · Naruto Shippūden movie, Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower (2010.07)

    Three light novels written by Kusakabe Masatoshi: Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood (2002.12) · Naruto: Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (2003.12) · adaptation of the first Naruto movie (2004.08)

    Jump J Books also released Kishimoto Masashi- and Higashiyama Akira's Naruto Dokonjo Ninden, an autobiographical novel left by Jiraiya, in the same month as the Gekijouban Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower novelization (2010.08)

    Related
    Six ani-manga based on the movies: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004.08), Great Clash! The Illusionary Ruins at the Depths of the Earth (2005.08), Great Excitement! The Animal Riot of Crescent Moon Island (2006.08), Naruto: Shippūden: the Movie (2007.08), Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds (2008.08) and Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire (2009.03).

  20. Palette of 12 Secret Colors (Juuni Hizoku no Palette) 4 of 6 by Kusakawa Nari
  21. 十二秘色のパレット 4 (JP cover)

    Juuni Hizoku no Palette十二秘色のパレット
    by Kusakawa Nari
    Hakusensha LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.03

    Other languages
    English The Palette of 12 Secret Colors (CMX; six volumes) and French La Magie d'Opale (Delcourt; six volumes)

  22. Q.E.D. Quod Erat Demonstrandum (Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo) 36 of 39+ by Katou Motohiro
  23. Q.E.D.証明終了 36 (JP cover)

    Q.E.D. Shomei ShuryoQ.E.D.証明終了
    by Katou Motohiro
    Kodansha Magazine E-no (formerly Magazine GREAT), shounen
    Volume 36 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Volume 36 chapters:
    71 Kasus Pembunuhan di Kediaman Kurogane (serialized March 2010)
    72 Q&A (serialized May 2010)
    *NOT Elex chapter titles

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 2009 Kodansha Manga Awards (tied with Mashima Hiro's Fairy Tail)

    Other language versions
    Traditional Chinese Wonder Little Detective (Tong Li Taiwan and Hong Kong: volume 37 released 2011.03)

    Related series
    C.M.B. (side story, ongoing, 17 volumes as at 2011.06.17)

    Adaptations
    A 10-episode live action renzoku starring Nakamura Aoi as Touma Sou and Takahashi Ai as Mizuhara Kana aired in Japan from January to March 2009 on NHK.

  24. Stand Up! 2 of 3 by Itagaki Masaya
  25. Stand Up! 2 (Elex)

    Stand Up!STAND UP!
    by Itagaki Masaya
    Shogakukan Corocoro Comic, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2010.01

  26. Premiere Undead by Inoue Kazurou
  27. Undead (Elex)

    Undeadアンデッド」 by Inoue Kazurou
    Shogakukan Big Comic Spirits, seinen
    This volume (episodes 1-10) first published in Japan 2008.11

    Serializations
    Serialized in Shonen Star (concluded)

  28. Vinland Saga 4 of 10+ by Yukimura Makoto
  29. Vinland Saga 4 (Elex)

    Vinland Sagaヴィンランド・サガ
    by Yukimura Makoto
    Kodansha Afternoon (initially in Weekly Shonen Magazine), shounen/seinen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2007.02

    Volume 4 chapters:
    22. Son of a Troll
    23. Reinforcement
    24. The Land Across the Water
    25. Bluff
    26. Artorius
    27. Warrior and Monk
    28. Night Attack
    Extra. Hideo Nishimoto's Viking Girl Yfla
    *NOT the Indonesian Shonen Magz chapter titles

    Awards
    Nominee, 2008 Manga Taisho award and Grand Prize winner, Manga division, Japan Media Arts awards

    Other languages/serializations
    Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing serialization)
    French (Kurokawa: Tome 9 shipped 2011.03.10), Italian (Star Comics), traditional Chinese 海盜戰記 (Tong Li)

  30. Wild Life 17 of 27 by Fujisaki Masato
  31. Wild Life 17 (Elex)

    Wild Lifeワイルドライフ」 by Fujisaki Masato
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 17 (chapters 141-149) first published in Japan 2006.04

    Serializations
    Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)

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Box sets

  1. [Box set @ IDR 145,000] Kariage kun, Vols. 1-10 (of 50+) by Ueda Masashi
  2. [Box set @ IDR 145,000] Kariage kun, Vols. 11-20 (of 50+) by Ueda Masashi

MAGAZINES

  • Shonen Magz 6/2011 (Indonesian Shonen Magazine) »Ex-6.08; Postponed - no street date advised

¹ Sources: Elex STO 15 June 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All GN retail for IDR 16,500 except Crayon Shinchan: Jalan-Jalan Keliling Dunia (IDR 25,800), Culdcept 5 (IDR 18,500) and Go Go Hachiyo! (IDR 15,000). The Kariage kun Volumes 1-10 and Volumes 11-20 box sets are priced at IDR 145,000/set. Shonen Magz 6/2011 retails for IDR 30,000/issue.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured

7 Seeds 17 of 20+ by Tamura Yumi Postponed - no street date advised

生き残るために特殊訓練を受けた夏のAチームと、落ちこぼれのBチームがついに合流してしまった今、そこにあるのは対立か、共闘か、それとも...!? 本当の試練が始まる——!!

Oops, I meant —

The covert 7 Seeds project cryonically preserved groups of healthy young people to ensure human survival after a giant meteorite impact. The Japanese government created five groups of survivors — Winter, Spring, Summer A, Summer B, and Fall.

The specially trained Summer A group meets up with Summer B's band of societal misfits. Will this encounter lead to conflict? Or unexpected harmony? Or has the real test of survival just begun?

Yup, Elex's back cover blurb is a translation of the original Japanese synopsis :D (Same goes for Stand Up! 2.)

Q.E.D. 36 of 39+ by Katou Motohiro

MIT benefactor and successful banker Glass Rosfeller asks Toma's help to pick out a successor from among his children.

The above summary refers to chapter 72 Q&A, which first appeared in Magazine E-no's May 2010 issue. The other Q.E.D. 36 story is Kasus Pembunuhan di Kediaman Kurogane (Kurogane-tei satsujin jiken; serialized March 2010), which has Toma investigating the mysterious death of a Kyoto Science professor.

Vinland Saga 4 of 10+ by Yukimura Makoto

England 1013, King Sven Forked Beard continues his campaign of invasion. Despite the superiority of his army, its progress is blocked in London. Sven decides to entrust the responsibility of heading the army of four thousand to his son Knut, but Knut's army is decimated and the prince kidnapped by Thorkell, determined to attract the attention of the king of Denmark.

[Adapted from Kurokawa's Vinland Saga, Tome 4 synopsis]

Wild Life 17 of 27 by Fujisaki Masato

Hard-working Mizuki falls so ill, it reaches the I want to commit suicide! point. Tessho tries to save his friend, but what sickness does Mizuki have?

The rest of the ongoing series

  • Blooming Youth 3 by Itsuki Natsumi: Who is the mysterious person who approaches Kajika and Rumanty? Is this part of the agenda involving the Burnsworth riches and the Raginei royalty?
  • Culdcept 5 by Kaneko Shinya and OMIYA Soft: Baltheas the rebel has but one wish: to obtain power exceeding that of the goddess-creator Culdra; to create beings that don't need sunlight nor grass, creations that will ultimately rule all living things.
  • Dear Boys Act 3 Vol. 6 by Yagami Hiroki: As Mizuho's match against Narita Chuoh enters the third quarter, Mizuho lags by only three points. Who will emerge the victor?
  • Ghost's Doctor 5 by Sato Yuki: A woman who dies in childbirth becomes a ghost and ever since has been capturing children, as if to replace the one she lost.
  • Hyde & Closer 6 by Aso Haro: Shunpei finally lucks onto a clue about Detox, the strongest white magic and the only one able to seal Resentment.
  • Palette of 12 Secret Colors 4 by Kusakawa Nari: Cello's resolve as a palette waver and she begins to question her ambition.
  • Stand Up! 2 by Itagaki Masaya: Ayumu's days of being a bully victim are now firmly in the past, especially after he learns how to box.

Still not enuf? Here are the other 15 June 2011 manga, manhwa and manhua

Level Comics: Tokyo 23 Vol. 1 of 3 by Arashida Takeshi and Hashimoto Eiji · Daydreaming 2 · Half an Apple 11 · Ice Forest 7 · Historie 6 · Jio 16 · Hikayat Genji 9 · Jormungand 3 · The Ravages of Time 10 · Go Go Hanasaki Detective Office 4 of 4 · Officer Monju 7 · Marsupilami - Ekor Marsupilami and Marsupilami - Menangkap Marsupilami by Franquin · Boule & Bill - Empat Musim · Yakari dan Hantu Kayu

m&c!: Bleach 41: Heart · My Own Princess 4 · Naughty Boyfriend by Shiraishi Yuki · Just Love Me! by Shiiba Nana · Miracle Kiss by Nashizuki Uta · Battle Brawlers Bakugan 17: Light in the Dark · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 18 of 20: Dalang Iblis (bagian ketujuh) · Pedang Maha Dewa - Future 2

Iamque opus exegi,
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