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9.11.2011

Fairy Tail 11, Hyde & Closer 7 of 7, Vinland Saga 7 (Elex Media 19 September 2011 manga)

We get 2×release skeds in the week commencing 19 September. Thought I'd get an early start. If you want the 14 September releases, go here, here and here.

Fairy Tail 11, Hyde & Closer 7, Vinland Saga 7 (Elex Media)

Fairy Tail © Mashima Hiro/Kodansha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine] · Juhou Kaikin!! Hyde & Closer © Aso Haro/Shogakukan [First serialized in Shonen Sunday] · Vinland Saga © Yukimura Makoto/Kodansha [Serialized in Afternoon]. Published in Indonesia as Fairy Tail, Hyde & Closer and Vinland Saga by Elex Media

Gerald's true objective is revealed: to revive Zelf, history's greatest and most malevolent dark wizard. Gerald orders the assassination guild "Trinity Raven" to stop Elsa and the others from interfering with his grand plan. Elsewhere, the Magic Council greenlights deploying Etherion against the Tower of Heaven and Gerald, even at the cost of the lives of the Fairy Tail mages still in the tower.

Can the magical weapon of destruction foil Gerald's scheme, or will Gerald succeed in bringing back Zelf first?

If you watched the anime, you already know what happens :P. Fairy Tail 11 comprises chapters 83 through 91: Find The Way, Natsu-Cat Fight, Heaven's Game, Rock of Succubus, Lucy vs. Juvia, Natsu Becomes a Meal, Armor Around The Heart, Ikaruga and One Woman! The Decisive Outfit. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]

If you want more recent Fairy Tail chapters, the Indonesian Shonen Magz is your go-to; Mashima Hiro's award-winning manga serializes there. (ShoMagz 9/2011 streets 14 September.)

Twenty-nine Fairy Tail volumes will have been released in Japan by 17 October 2011.

Meanwhile, the adventures of Shy Shunpei and the world's first chainsaw-wielding teddy bear ends in —

Hyde & Closer 7 of 7 by Aso Haro

The "Man at the Window" dispatches acolytes Ronove, who possesses the power to change anything into wax, and Asmodai who can leech animal powers, to prevent Shunpei from meeting Kokkuri. Fortunately, Shunpei and his friends have courage and resourcefulness enough to hurdle the obstacles. But when the time comes for Shunpei to face Kokkuri and obtain clues about Detox, he encounters something that plunges him into despair.

New titles: Arakure - The Wild Ones by Fujiwara Kiyo

Love and Heroism Under One Roof!

Arakure - The Wild Ones 1 (Elex Media)

Arakure © Fujiwara Kiyo
Hakusensha [Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia as
Arakure - The Wild Ones
by Elex Media

After her mother's death, Wakamura Sachie is taken in by her grandfather. Her worst fears are realized when her mother's former home turns out to be a yakuza clan's headquarters!

As the only grandchild of a yakuza boss, Sachie is assigned a protector from the gang ranks — Igarashi Rakuto. But also grandpa adoptee Igarashi is no normal delinquent; he's actually the beloved student council president of Sachie's new school!

No one at school knows about Rakuto's hidden life, and soon Sachie finds herself falling for her bodyguard. But she's the granddaughter of Rakuto's boss, and he can never show his feelings for her. That quote from VIZ Media's Wild Ones, Vol. 1 description just ups the romantic stakes into delish ^^

So, Poor Boy/Rich Girl—a princely yakuza ward bodyguards an orphaned Strong Female Lead—but did you know that we can also look forward to First Loves and Love Triangles in this ex-Hana to Yume shoujo manga? Well, we can ^^

Arakure - The Wild Ones, the most romantic, breathtaking story ever and I kid you not, as I sed back in 2008, debuted in HanaLaLa #22/2008 and before that Indonesian HanaYume/LaLa was discontinued, managed to reach chapter 35, compiled in volume 7. The series is collected in 10 volumes, the last released in Japan in April 2009.

CMIIW but I believe that Arakure is the first Fujiwara Kiyo manga licensed for Indonesia. [Continued after the release list.]

Elex Media manga and manhwa (2011.09.19)

  1. Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) 1 of 10 by Fujiwara Kiyo
  2. Arakure - The Wild Ones 1 (Elex)

    Arakureアラクレ
    by Fujiwara Kiyo
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 (chapters 1-4) first published in Japan 2005.07

    Other languages
    English Wild Ones (VIZ Media: 10 volumes)

  3. Artist Acro 8 of 9 by Sakurai Ato
  4. Artist Acro 8 (Elex)

    Artist Acroアーティストアクロ
    by Sakurai Ato
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 8 first published in Japan 2010.04

    Other languages
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: 魔法亚克罗 #3 per 2010.07)

  5. Blooming Youth (Hanasakeru Seishounen) 6 of 12 by Itsuki Natsumi
  6. Blooming Youth 6 (Elex)

    Hanasakeru Seishounen花咲ける青少年
    by Itsuki Natsumi
    Hakusensha LaLa and LaLa DX, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 1992.01

    Reissues/Other languages
    Reissued in six aizōban from 2009.02 to 2009.03
    Traditional Chinese 天國少女 (Tong Li, 12 volumes)

    Related
    One-shot sequel (Melody 27 June 2009) and Hanasakeru Seishounen: Tokubetsuhen (one volume per 2011.03). A Hanasakeru Seishounen Premium Fanbook is scheduled to release 2011.12.05.

    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 stage adaptations, the first premiering 29 September 2010 in Tokyo

  7. Fairy Tail 11 of 29+ by Mashima Hiro
  8. Fairy Tail 11 (Elex)

    Fairy TailFAIRY TAIL
    by Mashima Hiro
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 11 (chapters 83-91) first published in Japan 2008.08

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 2009 Kodansha Manga Awards (tied with Katou Motohiro's Q.E.D.); Best Comedy Manga, 2009 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation's Industry Awards

    Other languages/Serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing)
    English Fairy Tail (Del Rey until volume 12; Kodansha Comics from volume 13 [2011.05], volume 14 [2011.07], volume 15 street date: 2011.09.27), French (Pika Édition: Tome 20 shipped 2011.09.07), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: FAIRY TAIL魔導少年 27 released 2011.08), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: FAIRY TAIL #22 per 2010.10)

    Adaptations
    The A-1 Pictures and Satelight anime co-production starring seiyuu Hirano Aya (Lucy Heartfilia), Kakihara Tetsuya (Natsu Dragneel), Nakamura Yuuichi (Gray Fullbuster) and Kugimiya Rie (Happy) continues to air (episode 95 aired 2011.09.03). The Animax Asia run premiered 30 September 2010. Anime OAVs have been bundled with the manga volumes: Fairy Tail: Yōkoso Fairy Hills! (with limited edition volume 26; 2011.04.15) and Yōsei Gakuen Yankee-kun to Yankee-chan (volume 27; 2011.06.17).

    Related
    Fairy Megane, a one-shot crossover between Fairy Tail and Yoshikawa Miki's Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (AKA Flunk Punk Rumble), appeared in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2008. The Yōsei Gakuen Yankee-kun to Yankee-chan manga side story was released in the limited edition volume 27 as a separate booklet from the DVD.

    The official FAIRY TAIL+ fanbook released 2010.05 in Japan, the FAIRY TAIL A official animation book in 2011.01.

  9. Hyde & Closer (Juhou Kaikin!! Hyde & Closer) 7 of 7 by Aso Haro [Finale]
  10. Hyde & Closer 7 (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 7 first published in Japan 2009.08

    Other languages
    English Hyde & Closer (VIZ Media: five volumes per 2011.07 • volume 6 street date: 2011.10.11; serialized in ShonenSunday.com), French (Delcourt: seven volumes)

  11. Kariage kun 45 of 50+ by Ueda Masashi
  12. Kariage kun 45 (Elex)

    Kariage-kunかりあげクン」 by Ueda Masashi
    Futabasha Action Comics, seinen
    Volume 45 first published in Japan 2008.06

    Awards
    Ueda Masashi received the 28th Bungeishunjū Manga Award (1982) for Kariage-kun, Furiten-kun and Masashi-kun, along with Suzuki Yamato for Ai MY Tenrankai.

    Related series
    Sequels: Heinetsu no Salaryman Kariage-kun: Chinan dake no Kuchikara Otoko! Hen (JP release: 2004.01), Heinetsu no Salaryman Kariage-kun: Itazura Meichin Bamenhen (2004.04) and Heinetsu no Salaryman Kariage-kun: Makenai Onnatachihen (2004.06) and Chotto ecchina Kariage kun PINK and and Chotto kagekina Kariage kun BLACK and Kariage-kun Best Selection (published 2010.12 (PINK and BLACK) and 2011.01 (Best Selection) for the 30th anniversary)

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

  13. Smash! 4 of 18 by Saki Kaori
  14. The Tyr Chronicles (Tireujeongi) 8 of 11+ by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo
  15. The Tyr Chronicles 8 (Elex)

    Tireujeongi티르전기
    by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo
    AKA Legend of Tyr
    Daiwon C.I., Comic Champ, sonyun
    Volume 8 first published in Korea 2010.07

  16. Vinland Saga 7 of 10+ by Yukimura Makoto
  17. Vinland Saga 7 (Elex)

    Vinland Sagaヴィンランド・サガ
    by Yukimura Makoto
    Kodansha Afternoon (initially in Weekly Shonen Magazine), shounen/seinen
    Volume 7 (chapters 43-49) first published in Japan 2009.02

    Awards
    Nominee, 2008 Manga Taisho award and Grand Prize winner, Manga division, Japan Media Arts Festival 2009

    Other languages/serializations
    Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing serialization)
    French (Kurokawa: Tome 9 shipped 2011.03 • Tome 10 street date: 2011.10.13), Italian (Star Comics), traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 海盜戰記 9 released 2011.03)

  18. Witch Hunter 4 of 12+ by Cho JungMan
  19. Witch Hunter 4 (Elex)

    Witch Hunter위치헌터
    by Cho JungMan
    Daiwon C.I., Super Champ, sonyun
    Volume 4 first published in Korea 2007.01

    Other languages
    French (Ki-oon: Witch Hunter Tome 11 per 2011.02 • Tome 12 street date: 2011.10.13)

  20. Yakitate!! Japan 23 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi
  21. Yakitate!! Japan 23 (Elex)

    Yakitate!! Japan焼きたて!!ジャぱん
    by Hashiguchi Takashi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 23 (chapters 203-212) first published in Japan 2006.07

    Awards
    Best Shounen Manga, 49th Shogakukan Manga Awards (tied with Arakawa Hiromu's Fullmetal Alchemist)

    Other languages/serializations
    Serialized in the Indonesian Shonen Star (concluded)
    English Yakitate!! Japan (VIZ Media: 26 volumes per 2011.04), French (Delcourt/Akata; Yakitate Ja-Pan !! un pain c'est tout tome 26 per 2010.01), Spanish (Editorial Ivréa Spain), German (EMA) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 新鮮出爐﹗日式麵包王 26 released 2007.06)

    Adaptations
    Sunrise's 69-episode anime adaptation starring seiyuu Kobayashi Yumiko as Azuma Kazuma aired from October 2004 to March 2006 on TV Tokyo.

[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]

¹ Sources: Elex STO 19 September 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 16,500 except Kariage Kun 45 (IDR 15,000).
² Links like this are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).

New titles - continued

Other Fujiwara Kiyo manga
Arakure is my gateway Fujiwara Kiyo manga, but the manga-ka's debut series was actually Bokuwane, a gender bender slice of life, also a HanaYume graduate. Five Bokuwane volumes were released in Japan between December 2001 and March 2005.

She is also credited with the shounen ai comedy Hard Romantic-ker (first serialized in Bessatsu Hana to Yume; bound in tankoubon 2003.07), the romance comedy Help!! (tankou release: 2004.06) and the Crossdressing, Host/Hostess, Transvestite, Unrequited Love, Reverse Trap, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Character in a Non-Yaoi/Yuri Manga Gold Rush 21 (2006.06).

Fujiwara Kiyo-sensei's most recently completed work is Nananan, a Shoujo with a Male Lead that streeted last May. Her current Bessatsu Hana to Yume serial is Oyome ni Ikenai!, an Age Gap, Marriage, Older Female Younger Male, Teacher/Student Relationship story in which the catch is: the teacher is the younger male.

Featured ongoing series

☆ Artist Acro 8 of 9 by Sakurai Ato

Upon his return to his hometown Seiten, Acro meets Bleu — and his end at Bleu's hands. Subaru and friends who witness the deed and Crown who also shows up at the scene clash!

☆ Vinland Saga 7 of 10+ by Yukimura Makoto

Honor is everything, no matter the cost. This is the Viking creed.

Too minimal for your taste? Then let's Take 2 with Kurokawa's French Vinland Saga, Tome 7 description:

Escorted by Askeladd and the recalcitrant Thorfinn, Prince Knut finally arrives at camp Gainsborough, military stronghold of Thorkell who rallied to his cause. King Sven himself grants him an audience. Thus begins a psychological war between the old king and his young son who does not hide his intention to take the throne.

Vinland Saga compiles 43 through 49: We Must Take the Throne and Your Life, The Curse of the Crown, The Last Friend, Two Wolves, There Is No Hero, Reunion and The Lapse of Eleven Years. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]

If you want Vinland Saga chapters past 49, check out Shonen Magz.

Ten Vinland Saga volumes have been published in Japan as at April this year.

☆ Yakitate!! Japan 23 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi

Kirisaki Yuichi's deadly bread attacks Meister and Kawachi! Not even the best animal medicine expert can overturn the effects; only Azuma can save his friends!

If you want Yakitate!! Japan to finish—STAT!—I suggest you look for back issues of Shonen Star in which YJ concluded its Indonesian serialization.

Speaking of finishes, the 26th Yakitate!! Japan was published in Japan in April 2007.

Other 19 September 2011 highlights

  • Blooming Youth 6 by Itsuki Natsumi: Li-Ren is shot while trying to save Rumaty from kidnappers. Meanwhile, Kajika is stuck in Raginei, prevented from going home by Najayra. As all this is going down, Carl's father Rosenthal plots...
  • Smash! 4 by Saki Kaori: Shota and his friends gawk at their seniors at the Tojodaini joint training. Shota begins to broaden his horizons, learning that there are badminton players better than Kamio. Shota and Uhi are also an official couple, but something more dangerous than Kamio threatens their relationship: badminton...!?
  • The Tyr Chronicles 8 by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo: Khuro, the eldest brother in the hunters' group, solicits Tyr's help in retrieving his little sib, kidnapped by the Tarun chief.
  • Witch Hunter 4 by Cho JungMan: The Supporter Hallowen transforms into a girl.

Still not enuf? Here are the other 19 September 2011 manga and manhwa

Level Comics: Bloody Monday 6 · Until Death Do Us Part 8 · Cesare 7 · Dark Edge 2 · Tokyo 23 Vol.3 of 3 · Haruka 17 Vol.13 · Honey Hunt 6 · K2 Vol.9 · The Ravages of Time 12 · Yugo - Shimokita Peninsula by Akana Shu and Makari Shinji · Leonard - Jenius Sejati · Yakari dan Beruang Hantu

m&c!: Idol Shopping 11 · Kitchen Palette 2 · Say Say Say 5 · Seiyuu-Ka! Lovely Voice 4 · Born To Cook 8 · Love in the Sky 4 of 4 · My Lovely Class Leader 3 · Spray King 2 · Dewa Iblis Awan Api II N° 2 · Pedang MahaDewa - Future 3

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