Detektif Conan 63, Arsene Lupin 3, Welcome to Host Detective Agency 4 (Elex Media 15 August 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

The Updated with NikBabble™ Version

Idul Fitri holidays \(^ ^)/ at the end of the month till early September = 2×release skeds for this week—on the 15th and 18th—and the third week of September. The Elex top DO WANT! for this accelerated release are exclusively detective manga—oops, right, Lupin represents the opposite side of the crime divide :D

Detektif Conan 63 (Elex Media)

Meitantei Conan © Aoyama Gosho/Shogakukan [Serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Published in Indonesia as Detektif Conan by Elex Media

Shinichi returns to his original form, but as Haibara's antidote remains strictly experimental, is forced into hiding to wait out the drug's effects.

Later, the Detective Boys have to solve a murder at the Kaitenzushi sushi restaurant, where a customer dies from cyanide poisoning; find out who killed the host of the All-Japan Kojima tournament (a contest in which participants are surnamed Kojima) and bring the mysterious "Silver Witch" to justice.

Wiki points out that the ghost racer Silver Witch, the alleged culprit of a string of accidents on a fog-enshrouded mountain, can apparently drive in the air.

Detektif Conan 63 compiles chapters 653 through 663: My Deduction, Deduction Answer, The Revolving Weapon, Sharpshooting, Whereabouts of the Poison, Pig, Deer, Butterfly, 801 and Shakuhachi and First Class, Truth about the Contest, The Silver-White Witch White FD and The True Identity of the Witch. [*NOT* Elex chapter titles]

If you want the latest chapters available in Indonesia, check out Shonen Star, which serializes Aoyama Gosho's Meitantei Conan (along with other Shonen Sunday stars like Kekkaishi and Wild Life). ShoStar 15/2011 is slated to street on the 18th.

Meanwhile, halfway through the Kaitou Lupin Series

Arsène Lupin 3 of 5 by Maurice Leblanc and Kazumine Daiji

Years before there was an Arsène Lupin, there were already jewelry thieves. One of the most notorious made off with the so-called Queen's Necklace. No clues were ever found and the case remains unsolved. Until now, when gentleman thief Lupin explains how the heist went down.

Before I preview another case (that the bishieful Host Detectives solve), newbies first.

A Tale of the Cat Painter by Nagao Maru

Long ago in Edo, there lived an artist named Jube...

A Tale of the Cat Painter 1 (Elex Media)

Nekoe Juubee Otogi Soushi
© Nagao Maru
Shonen Gahosha
[Serialized in Neko Panchi]
Published in Indonesia as
A Tale of the Cat Painter
by Elex Media

Every day, this young man peddles his ability to paint cats that can scare off mice. (Talk about novel pest eradication.) Of course, he's accompanied by a cat — an invisible one. As Jube goes around Edo, he meets all sorts of people and the cats that deign to live with them.

The exploits of Jube and his yokai cat comrade continue to serialize in the josei Neko Panchi, home of another (corporeal) feline, Kome si Belang. Four Nekoe Juubee Otogi Soushi tankou have been compiled as of 11 April. A unique and funny classic tale, is how Elex describes the series. I'm a dog person myself, but am intrigued enough to try A Tale of the Cat Painter just because of its Edo-jidai setting ^^

The other debut also stars a cat, but a very famous (robot) one — Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi. Even Elex sez this Doraemon movie mangafication by Fujiko F. Fujio resembles other Doraemon Movie manga Elex has published. So I'm just gonna say that it's based on the 16-minute, 1998-vintage The Doraemons: The Great Operation of Springing Insects; that The Doraemons have to choose one robot insect each if they want to graduate from the Robot School; and that one volume sets you back IDR 24,000.

Mangazines: Nakayoshi 8/2011

Toriumi Pedoro's supernova debut series Love is the Devil (Amai Akuma ga Warau) topbills the latest NakaGress. An Arisa Special also on tap, in addition to Ando Natsumi's regular Twins, Suicidal Arisa series and Issue 7's shoujo manga debuts, A Gift for My Teacher by Yamada Daisy (mistakenly reported as titled My Teacher) and Angel or Devil? by Moro Orie. [For other Kodansha shoujo manga serialized in the Indonesian Nakayoshi, scroll down.]

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2011.08.15)

  1. Arsène Lupin (Kaitou Lupin Series) 3 of 5 by Maurice Leblanc and Kazumine Daiji
  2. Arsène Lupin 3 (Elex)

    Kaitou Lupin 3 Joō no Kubikazari Kyōryoku
    怪盗ルパン 3 女王の首飾り 協力
    Original story by Maurice Leblanc; Illustrations by Kazumine Daiji
    The Kumon Manga Library, educational manga
    Volume 3 first published in Japan in 1998.02

  3. BECK 26 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi
  4. BECK 26 (Elex)

    BECKBECK」 by Harold Sakuishi
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 26 first published in Japan 2006.04

    Best Shounen Manga, 2002 Kodansha Manga Awards (tied with Nonaka Eiji's Cromartie High School)

    Serializations/Other languages
    Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing)
    English BECK:Mongolian Chop Squad (TOKYOPOP: till volume 12), French (Akata/Delcourt: 34 volumes per 2010.03), Italian (Dynit), German (Tokyopop Germany; lapsed) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

    Anime adaptation (till manga volume 11) by Madhouse featuring seiyuu Namikawa Daisuke (Tanaka Yukio/Koyuki), Ueno Yuuma (Minami Ryuusuke) and Saiki Miho (Minami Maho). Twenty-six episodes aired from October 2004 to March 2005 on TV Tokyo.

    A BECK live-action film directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko, starring Mizushima Hiro (Ryuusuke) and Satoh Takeru (Koyuki), premiered 4 September 2010 in Japan.

  5. Casting 3 of 8 by KITT & Park SangYong
  6. Crayon Shinchan 8 of 50 by Usui Yoshito
  7. Crayon Shinchan 8 (Elex)

    Crayon Shin-chanクレヨンしんちゃん
    by Usui Yoshito
    Futabasha Weekly Manga Action, seinen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 1994.03

    Other languages
    English (partially translated by ComicsOne and CMX), French (J'ai Lu, then, Casterman), Spanish and Catalan (Planeta DeAgostini Comics Spain), German (EMA), Italian ( Panini Comics) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

    Shin'ei Doga's anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Yajima Akiko (Shin-chan), ran from April 1992 to December 2010. At least 18 movie sequels have been released between July 1993 and April 2010.

  8. Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) 63 of 73+ by Aoyama Gosho
  9. Detektif Conan 63 (Elex)

    Meitantei Conan名探偵コナン
    by Aoyama Gosho
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 63 (chapters 653-663) first published in Japan 2008.11

    Best Shounen Manga, 46th Shogakukan Manga Awards (tied with Nishimori Hiroyuki's Cheeky Angel)

    Other languages/serializations
    Ongoing serialization in the Indonesian Shonen Star
    English Case Closed (39 volumes per 2011.07 • volume 40 street date: 2011.10.11), French (Kana: Détective Conan Tome 65 ships 2011.08.26 • Tome 66 street date: 2011.12.02), Dutch (Kana), Spanish (Planeta DeAgostini Comics Spain), German and Swedish (Egmont), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: 名侦探柯南 #72 per 2011.08.16)

    Detektif Conan Seri Animasi TV (based on the TV series) and Detektif Conan Spesial (special editions by Aoyama-sensei's assistants that diverge from the main plot)

    Ongoing anime (episode 626 aired 2011.07.30), starring seiyuu Takayama Minami (Edogawa Conan) and Yamazaki Wakana (Mori Ran), at least 19 OAVs (Shonen Sunday Original animation, Magic File and Phantom Thief Kid specials), 15 animated films and four live-action TV drama, including the prequel Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo's Written Challenge - The Good-bye Prologue (Oguri Shun as Kudo Shinichi and Kurokawa Tomoka as Ran), the follow-up Shinichi Kudo Returns! Showdown with the Black Organization (Fujisaki Nao as Conan), the third Shinichi Kudo's Written Challenge! The Mystery of the Legendary Strange Bird special (aired 2011.04.15 starring Mizobata Junpei as Kudo Shinichi) and the Kudo Shinichi he no Chosenjo TV drama that premiered 7 July 2011 (episode 6 aired 2011.08.11; also stars Mizobata Junpei as Kudo Shinichi).

  10. [Premiere] Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi (Eiga Za★ Doraemonzu―Mushimushi Pyonpyon Daisakusen!) by Fujiko F. Fujio (Shogakukan) »EX 8.03
  11. Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi (Elex)

    Eiga Za★ Doraemonzu―Mushimushi Pyonpyon Daisakusen!
    by Fujiko F. Fujio
    Shogakukan no Terebi Ehon, kodomo
    First published in Japan 1998.05

    Based on The Doraemons: The Great Operation of Springing Insects (Japan premiere: 1998.03.07)

  12. Here is Greenwood (Koko wa Greenwood) Deluxe 4 of 6 by Nasu Yukie
  13. Here is Greenwood 4 Deluxe (Elex)

    Koko wa Greenwoodここはグリーン・ウッド
    by Nasu Yukie
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume and Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Bunko volume 4 first published in Japan 2001.03

    Other languages
    English Here is Greenwood (VIZ Media, nine volumes)

    A six-episode anime OAV starring seiyuu Sasaki Nozomu (Hasukawa Kazuya), Sakamoto Chika (Kisaragi Shun), Iwata Mitsuo (Ikeda Mitsuru) and Seki Toshihiko (Tezuka Shinobu) released in Japan between November 1991 and March 1993. A 13-episode live-action renzoku that aired on Tokyo MX from July to September 2008 (Cast: Izawa Yuki, Suzuki Hiroki, Miura Riki and Sato Yuuichi)

  14. Kekkaishi 8 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow
  15. Kekkaishi 8 (Elex)

    Kekkaishi結界師」 by Tanabe Yellow
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 8 (chapters 66-75) first published in Japan 2005.07

    Best Shounen Manga, 52nd Shogakukan Manga Awards

    Other languages/serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)
    English Kekkaishi (VIZ Media: 27 volume per 2011.08.09 • volume 28 street date: 2011.10.11), French (PIKA Édition: tome 27 shipped 2011.06), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 17 released 2011.05 • Band 18 per 2011.11.18), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 结界师 #34 released 2011.07), traditional Chinese (Rightman Publishing Limited HK and Tong Li Taiwan), Italian (Planet Manga), Malaysian (PCM Comics), Korean (Bookbox), Spanish (Editorial Ivrea Spain), Vietnamese (Kim Dong)

    Sunrise's 52-episode anime adaptation, starring seiyuu Yoshino Hiroyuki (Sumimura Yoshimori) and Saitou Rie (Yukimura Tokine), aired in Japan from October 2006 to February 2008. The anime aired on Animax Asia from 15 February to 27 April 2011.

    An official TV animation guide book (released 2006.12 under the Shonen Sunday Comics Special imprint) and two official strategy guides for Wii and Nintendo DS (Wonderlife Special: 2007.06 (Nintendo DS), 2007.11 (Wii))

  16. My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) 5 of 10+ by Fujiki Syun
  17. My First Mr. Akuno 5 (Elex)

    Hajimete no Akuはじめてのあく
    by Fujiki Syun
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2010.05

  18. Otoboke Section Chief (Otoboke Kachou) 13 of 23+ by Ueda Masashi
  19. Otoboke Section Chief 13 (Elex)

    Otoboke Kachouおとぼけ課長
    by Ueda Masashi
    Houbunsha Manga Time, seinen
    Volume 13 first published in Japan 2000.02

  20. RAVE - Plue's Dog Diaries (Rave: Plue no Inu Nikki) 2 of 3 by Mashima Hiro
  21. RAVE - Plue's Dog Diaries 2 (Elex)

    Rave: Plue no Inu NikkiRAVE プルーの犬日記
    by Mashima Hiro
    Kodansha BonBon, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2005.07

    Related series
    Groove Adventure RAVE (main story; 35 volumes)

  22. [Series Premiere] A Tale of the Cat Painter (Nekoe Juubee Otogi Soushi) 1 of 4+ by Nagao Maru
  23. A Tale of the Cat Painter 1 (Elex)

    Nekoe Juubee Otogi Soushi
    猫絵十兵衛 御伽草紙」 by Nagao Maru
    Shonen Gahosha Neko Panchi, josei
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2008.12

  24. Welcome to Host Detective Agency (Host-tan e Youkoso) 4 of 5 by Tateno Makoto
  25. Witch Hunter 3 of 12+ by Cho JungMan
  26. Witch Hunter 3 (Elex)

    Witch Hunter위치헌터
    by Cho JungMan
    Daiwon C.I., Super Champ, sonyun
    Volume 3 first published in Korea 2006.09

    Other languages
    French (Ki-oon: Witch Hunter tome 11 per 2011.02)

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Mangazines (2011.08.15)

  • Nakayoshi Gress! 8/2011 (Kodansha shoujo)

¹ Sources: Elex STO 15 August 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 16,500 each except Crayon Shinchan 8 (IDR 21,800); Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi and Here is Greenwood 4 (Deluxe) (IDR 24,000); and Otoboke Section Chief 13 (IDR 15,000). Nakayoshi 8/2011 is priced at IDR 30,000/issue.
³ Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

Featured ongoing series

☆ Kekkaishi 8 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow

Demons and barrier masters clash! What fate awaits kekkaishi-in-arms Shishio Gen in the battle against the Kokuboro assassins led by Kaguro? Especially when an enraged Gen violates the Urakai's most stringent directive?

Kekkaishi 8 also flashbacks to ayakashi majiri Gen's three-part (sob) story. (Pardon the irreverence; I actually wub Gen-Gen.)

Volume 8 collects chapters 66 through 75: Three Dimensions, Indebted, Elegance, No, Not That One, The Best Man for the Job, Four Years Ago (Part 1), Four Years Ago (Part 2), Four Years Ago (Part 3), The Ougi Clan and Decision. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]

☆ My First Mr. Akuno 5 of 10+ by Fujiki Syun

Chaos continues to plague Jiro and Kyoko's everyday; flamboyant cuties surrounding Jiro only make Kyoko see red. Or green, as the case may be.

The much-awaited My First Mr. Akuno 5 not only includes a Kyoko and Jiro Christmas story *wags eyebrows*, it also introduces the flashy-splashy Otsugata.

For the most recent Kekkaishi and My First Mr. Akuno chapters, see Shonen Star.

Welcome to Host Detective Agency 4 of 5 by Tateno Makoto

When night falls, the Aketomo Detective Agency throws open its doors to host club clientele. Rookie P.I. slash host Kobayashi is especially welcoming of the new Lady Killer client (because he's a guy this time). What brings this customer to the Lady Killer?

Aside from the case of the XY-chromosomed client, the host detectives also investigate the Hostesses, Attacked! affair in the penultimate Welcome to Host Detective Agency. The stakes are high as high as they can get as Kobayashi himself is targeted by the unknown assailant.

☆ Witch Hunter 3 of 12+ by Cho JungMan

After another successful witch hunt, Tasha Godspell returns to HQ where he is immediately arrested and charged with the murder of a WH Class A member.

Elex emphasizes that t'wixt the witch hunts, hilarity ensues, making for an enjoyable read. I note that the French Editions Ki-oon Witch Hunter tome 3 has the same blurb ^^

Casting 3 (Elex Media)

© KITT & Park SangYong
Daiwon C.I.
Published in Indonesia
by Elex Media

Other 15 August 2011 highlights

  • Beck 26 by Harold Sakuishi: Room 13 manager Tamura feels Taira's involvement in Beck ranks as one of indies music's Seven Wonders and questions why Taira joined Beck in the first place. For without Taira, Beck would've disbanded long ago.
  • Casting 3 by KITT & Park SangYong: Kang Woo and Yeon Ha's script is finally finished, prompting film director Seo to contract Kang Woo to scribe for his movie. Kang Woo is interested, but worries over who is going to star in the movie. Then he remembers Da Yin...
  • Crayon Shinchan 8 by Usui Yoshito: "Sales Lady from Hell" Urima Kuriyo once again goes on the offensive and Shinchan's neighbors are powerless against her "deadly" sales pitch. Nene's mom nearly succumbs; fortunately, Shinchan shows up to queer the deal. Can Shinchan thwart Urima Kuriyo's next assault?
  • Here is Greenwood 4 (Deluxe) by Nasu Yukie: Sumire's "childhood fiancé" is back, much to Sumire's brother-in-law Hasukawa Kazuya's shock. And as if one thunderbolt weren't enough, Sumire herself bears startling news, and Kazuya is appointed Greenwood dorm head, replacing Mitsuru. What did Sumire say and what rude awakening has Mitsuru plotted for Kazuya?
  • RAVE - Plue's Dog Diaries 2 by Mashima Hiro: Who (what) does Plue meet this time? An Onion, a Monster Mushroom...and his first love!


Nakayoshi 8/2011 Love is the Devil

Nakayoshi Gress! 8/2011 (Elex)

Haruru falls sick, casting doubts on demon butler Isshin's ‘care’ of the oujo-sama. Will Isshin be fired?

Per note above, Toriumi Pedoro's Love is the Devil is this NakaGress' star series... I assume that's Haruru on the cover.

Aside from Yamada Daisy's A Gift for My Teacher, Moro Orie's Angel or Devil? and Ando Natsumi's Arisa and Arisa Special already mentioned Above the Cut, Fukushima Haruka's Animal Official and Your Melody, Eto Miyuki & Jigoku Shojo Project's Hell Girl Return, PEACH-PIT & Naphthalene Mizushima's Little Shugo Chara! and Toyama Ema's XX Me!! continue their serial runs.

Still not enuf? Here are the other 15 August 2011 manga

Level Comics: GTO 4 · Bloody Monday 5 · Psychometrist Eiji 23 · Eternal Sabbath 5 · Giant Killing 6 · Half an Apple 13 · Kyoko Karasuma's Case Files 7 · Brave Story 5 · Arms 22 of 22 · Lucky Luke - Calamity Jane · Rantanplan - Si Anjing Penjara

m&c!: Shanaou Yoshitsune Genpei War 15 · Kitchen Palette 1 by Takada Rie · Seiyuu-Ka! Lovely Voice 3 · Kumpulan Cerita Terbaik Miiko 4 · Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ 3 · Perfect Boy Falls in Love by Shiumi Saki · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 19 · Love, Romance and the World 1 by Sugiyama Miwako · Flower of Queen 2 · My Dearest Pochi 1 by Tachibana Yutaka · Pudding in Love 3 · Love at Sakura Dormitory by Morita Yuki · Moon Fighters 1 by Lee YoungYou · Vanilla Frosting 2 of 2 · Real Masjid · Pedang Maha Dewa 4 Amazing Weapons - The Lost Blade 3

Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who also wishes you Happy Independence Day! *belts out Cokelat's Bendera: Merah putih teruslah kau berkibar... *


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