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,
Rock of Succubus,
Lucy vs. Juvia,
Natsu Becomes a Meal,
Armor Around The Heart,
One Woman! The Decisive Outfit. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]
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 —
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.
Love and Heroism Under One Roof!
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.
- Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) 1 of 10 by Fujiwara Kiyo
- Artist Acro 8 of 9 by Sakurai Ato
- Blooming Youth (Hanasakeru Seishounen) 6 of 12 by Itsuki Natsumi
- Fairy Tail 11 of 29+ by Mashima Hiro
- Hyde & Closer (Juhou Kaikin!! Hyde & Closer) 7 of 7 by Aso Haro [Finale]
- Kariage kun 45 of 50+ by Ueda Masashi
- Smash! 4 of 18 by Saki Kaori
- The Tyr Chronicles (Tireujeongi) 8 of 11+ by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo
- Vinland Saga 7 of 10+ by Yukimura Makoto
- Witch Hunter 4 of 12+ by Cho JungMan
- Yakitate!! Japan 23 of 26 by Hashiguchi Takashi
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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).
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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.
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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!
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,
There Is No Hero,
The Lapse of Eleven Years. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]
Ten Vinland Saga volumes have been published in Japan as at April this year.
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!
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)
Mistress of Adoxography
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