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
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:
The Revolving Weapon,
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 —
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.
Long ago in Edo, there lived an artist named Jube...
Nekoe Juubee Otogi Soushi
© Nagao Maru
[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.
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.]
- Arsène Lupin (Kaitou Lupin Series) 3 of 5 by Maurice Leblanc and Kazumine Daiji
- BECK 26 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi
- Casting 3 of 8 by KITT & Park SangYong
- Crayon Shinchan 8 of 50 by Usui Yoshito
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) 63 of 73+ by Aoyama Gosho
- [Premiere] Doraemon Movie: The Doraemons - Operasi Besar Serangga Bersemi (Eiga Za★ Doraemonzu―Mushimushi Pyonpyon Daisakusen!) by Fujiko F. Fujio (Shogakukan) »EX 8.03
- Here is Greenwood (Koko wa Greenwood) Deluxe 4 of 6 by Nasu Yukie
- Kekkaishi 8 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow
- My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) 5 of 10+ by Fujiki Syun
- Otoboke Section Chief (Otoboke Kachou) 13 of 23+ by Ueda Masashi
- RAVE - Plue's Dog Diaries (Rave: Plue no Inu Nikki) 2 of 3 by Mashima Hiro
- [Series Premiere] A Tale of the Cat Painter (Nekoe Juubee Otogi Soushi) 1 of 4+ by Nagao Maru
- Welcome to Host Detective Agency (Host-tan e Youkoso) 4 of 5 by Tateno Makoto
- Witch Hunter 3 of 12+ by Cho JungMan
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- 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 are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Featured ongoing series
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:
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]
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.
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.
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 ^^
© KITT & Park SangYong
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!
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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