Meitantei Conan © Aoyama Gosho/Shogakukan
[Serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Published in Indonesia as Detektif Conan by Elex Media
I'm still no lawyer (not to mention remain a Conan virgin), so that
The statute of limitations on the unsolved 20-year old murder of Detective Morimura, Commissioner Matsumoto's subordinate, is set to expire. But a string of copycat killings extends the deadline. With clues thin on the ground—only the killer's Let It Be whistling as guide—Conan aids the police in tracking down the perp.
continues to be problematic. As I mentioned in that July post, apparently, Japan abolished the statute of limitations for murder in 2010, leading me to wonder whether that
Under the new Law, the statute of limitations is not applied for crimes that are subject to the death penalty, such as murder and robbery that result in death amendment had been Aoyama Gosho-sensei's inspiration. (Prolly not cuz volume 64 streeted April 2009.) In any case, not much has changed since I adapted the blurb, or in short, I still don't know what I'm talkin' about. >.<
The one certain thing:
There's also the case of Saba, Koi, Tai and Hirame, and the beginning of another run in with Phantom Thief Kid, the latter previewed in Wiki's Case Closed volume 64 summary.
Conan volume 64 compiles chapters 664 through 674:
Mackerel Carp Sea Bream Flounder (that's
Saba Koi Tai Hirame),
Thirst for Blood,
The Boy of Memory,
The One Who Whistles,
The Common Pattern and
Iron Tanuki. [*NOT Elex/Shonen Star chapter titles]
For up-to-the-minute Conan installments, bring home Shonen Star. The Indonesian Shonen Sunday Issue 19 streets the same day as Detektif Conan volume 64. The most recent Meitantei Conan chapter compiled in a tankou is 773:
Possible Sniping! (collected in volume 73; JP release: 2011.09.16).
New Elex titles
Despite being credited to Kiuchi Tatsuya (on the cover), Exposing Game or Sarashi Asobi, one of three newbs this release, is by Tobina Toya, manga-ka of the mysophobic Keppeki Shounen Kanzen Soubi or Mr. Super Clean (m&c! license). Another premiere is Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit, the Manga Time Kirara 4-koma Sora no Shita Yane no Naka by Futami Sui. Look for the latter's preview after the release list. Imma expose Exposing Game up here. (For the lowdown on local comic Bengal: Circle of Crime, check out LXO's thread. You already know Bayu Indie's Bengal, don't you?)
Sarashi Asobi © Tobina Toya
Hakusensha [Hana to Yume]
Published in Indonesia as
Exposing Game by Elex Media
Her student constituency fears council president Ooba Ren. Too bad because despite her sharp tongue and bad reputation, the prez actually possesses a gooood heart. ♡
A bored Shinigami knows how long Ren has left to live and possesses her — to expose all that Ren holds dear.
While Shinigami Ai enjoys his Exposing Game, he also grows interested (infatuated?) in Ren. [Addition from Karma Falls Scanslations' Sarashi Asobi description excerpted by Baka-Updates Manga]
Sarashi Asobi started its Hana to Yume serialization in 2008. Volume 1 was published in Japan in March 2009, the second and final tankou in April 2010.
Other Tobina Toya manga
Sarashi Asobi and Keppeki Shounen Kanzen Soubi represent Tobina Toya (or Touya)-sensei's completed shoujo series. Currently s/he's working on the
Werewolves, Atypical Art Style Jiujiu, likewise serialized in HanaYume (four volumes released in Japan as of 2011.10.20).
- Barista vol 2 of 6+ by Muronaga Kumi & Hanagata Rei «EX 10.19
- BECK vol 28 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi
- [Premiere] Bengal: Circle of Crime by Bayu Indie - SL
- [Series Premiere] Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit (Sora no Shita Yane no Naka) vol 1 of 2 by Futami Sui
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) vol 64 of 73+ by Aoyama Gosho
- [Series Premiere] Exposing Game (Sarashi Asobi) vol 1 of 2 by Tobina Toya
- Godhand Teru vol 34 of 59+ by Yamamoto Kazuki «EX 10.19
- GOGOGO to the West (Gogogo Saiyuki Shin Gokuden) vol 2 of 7+ by Konishi Noriyuki
- Hero Tales (Juushin Enbu Hero Tales) vol 4 of 5 by Huang Jin Zhou & Arakawa Hiromu
- Kojiro vol 3 of 7 by Muraeda Kenichi
- Kungfu Boy vol 6 of 18 Premium (Tekken Chinmi [Bunko]) by Maekawa Takeshi
- Metal Fight Beyblade vol 2 of 9+ by Adachi Takafumi
- Moonlight Act (Gekkou Jourei) vol 2 of 15+ by Fujita Kazuhiro
- One Piece vol 60 of 64+ by Oda Eiichiro
- Topeng Kaca 18 of 24+ Deluxe (Glass no Kamen [Bunko]) by Miuchi Suzue «EX 10.19
[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
Princess Resurrection vol 4; pending new street date.
- Nakayoshi Gress! Issue 10/2011 (Indonesian Nakayoshi)
- Shonen Star Issue 19/2011 (Indonesian Shonen Sunday)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 26 October 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses and covers, unless indicated otherwise).
² All GN are priced at IDR 16,500 each except bunko releases Kungfu Boy vol 6 Premium (IDR 24,000 each) and Topeng Kaca vol 18 Deluxe (IDR 28,000) and 4-koma Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit vol 1 (IDR 15,000). Nakayoshi Gress! 10/2011 and Shonen Star 19/2011 retail for IDR 30,000/issue.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New titles - continued
Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit vol 1 of 2
By Futami Sui
Many of us look on graduation as equalling freedom. Freedom from years of stress from terror teachers and onerous homework. But graduation also means responsibility: the onset of working for a dream, if not daily survival.
NEETs are people who have chosen not to be part of society due to personal problems or just straight-out laziness.
This story is centered around a certain young woman who has become a NEET right after high school without even realizing it. In her case, though, it's not that she doesn't want work - but rather that there is not a single job out there which can fulfill her very specific criteria...
Oh, well...at least her mother understands her!
Sora no Shita Yane no Naka first serialized in Manga Time Kirara and Manga Time Kirara Carat. Houbunsha finished collecting it in two tankoubon in May 2010.
Other Futami Sui manga
Other than Sora no Shita Yane no Naka, could only find one more manga: Sekai Maou, also a Manga Time Kirara Carat 4-koma. Volume 1 streets 27 October in Japan.
Featured ongoing series
Eligio Sola dispatches Kouki to its Japanese branch for training. The local management and staff know nothing of Kouki's barista abilities, much less the company's plans for him. They treat Kouki no better than a temp, and for Kouki to even touch the espresso machine, he must first prove his worth by competing with the Japanese Primo.
I can't wait for Kouki to put that too totally insecure primo in his place :D
The sixth Barista volume streets 16 November in Japan.
Moonlight Act vol 2 of 15+
By Fujita Kazuhiro
Let's revisit Moonlight Act or Gekkou Jourei's premise:
Every few decades, a blue moon illuminates the earth, causing the world children know from bedtime stories to go weird. The council of the world of faerie tales thus enacts the Gekko Jorei and appoints Iwasaki Gekko the executor this Moonlight Act. It is Gekko's job to protect readers from the wrath of moonstruck faerie tale characters.
Question for this second Moonlight Act volume: Who is Gekko's foe (or foes) this time?
Fifteen Gekkou Jourei volumes have been released in Japan as of 18 October.
Did something happen between Ace, Sabo and Luffy when they were just three mischievous boys? More importantly, can Luffy overcome grief brought on by Ace's death?
One Piece 60 compiles chapters 585 to 594:
City of Stench,
I Will Never Run Away,
Efforts Toward Glory,
Are You Sure That's All Right?,
Message. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]
Sixty-four ＯＮＥ ＰＩＥＣＥs will have been released in Japan by Friday next week, 4 November.
Other 26 October 2011 highlights
- BECK vol 28 by Harold Sakuishi: Only Erika Bright's younger sister Angela has ever heard Eddie Lee's unrecorded "Last Song" and she intends to perform it at the climax of the Avalon Festival.
- Godhand Teru vol 34 by Yamamoto Kazuki: Valhalla feels the loss of Shinomiya Kei and struggles for business as usual. Teru, too, goes all out to compensate. Amidst the hospital busyness arises a rumor of a ghost haunting Valhalla...
- GOGOGO to the West vol 2 by Konishi Noriyuki: Demons obstruct Sanzou's journey to the west; time for Goku to strut his stuff!
- Hero Tales vol 4 by Huang Jin Zhou & Arakawa Hiromu: Shogun Keiro continues to consolidate his power, seizing the emperor and ordering the monarch's execution. Meanwhile, Taito and Hosei's clash against Shimei ends in a tragic loss.
- Kojiro vol 3 by Muraeda Kenichi: Friendship, love, sacrifice and youth. Together with Kojiro, the students prepare to tackle whatever's in their way. The effort actually produces...a miracle.
- Kungfu Boy vol 6 Premium by Maekawa Takeshi: Diligence pays off and Chinmi masters bone-crushing kungfu right on the seventh day of training. Master Yosen, satisfied with Chinmi's progress, passes away peacefully.
- Metal Fight Beyblade vol 2 by Adachi Takafumi:
Gingka and his arch nemesis Ryuga clash in battle, but Ryuga's L-Draco crushes Pegasus! How will Ginka avenge his father now?[Excerpted from Chuang Yi's Metal Fight Beyblade Vol.2 synopsis]
- Topeng Kaca vol 18 Deluxe by Miuchi Suzue: Kuronuma's drama, The Forgotten Wilderness, receives next to no support from theater director Ozawa, who proceeds to stage his own play with his own choice of leading lady. Famous actress Enjoji Madoka stars in the new drama Isadora, a performance expected to win top honors in the theatrical arts. What's going to happen to Kitajima Maya who opts to stay with director Kuronuma?
Kami Kami Kaeshi is the cover and featured series of Issue 10 and who can blame Elex? Toyama Ema's Nakayoshi Lovely series promises a novel premise: What if in your hair dwell gods being slowly restored? Would you, like Mashiro, spend the last thirteen years of your life locked up, waiting?
This issue also contains an Innocent World Special by Yamada Daisy, so Toyama Ema- and Yamada Daisy-sensei have two titles in the latest NakaGress—XX Me!! and A Gift for My Teacher—as does Fukushima Haruka-sensei with Your Melody and Animal Official.
The other Nakayoshi pals are: Angel or Devil? by Moro Orie, Hell Girl Return by Eto Miyuki & Jigoku Shojo Project, SGC! Survival Game Club by Matsumoto Hideyoshi, Love is the Devil by Toriumi Pedoro, Arisa by Ando Natsumi and Little Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT & Naphthalene Mizushima.
© Takahashi Rumiko
Shogakukan [Shonen Sunday]
Only one question needs asking (and it's not why is Inuyasha the Shonen Star cover): Can Inuyasha wrest Kagome from the Meido that swallowed her up? (What do you think? :P)
Other ShoStars keeping Takahashi Rumiko's Inuyasha company in the latest Issue 19: Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl, AR∀GO by Arai Takahiro, D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji, Magi by Ohtaka Shinobu, Dr. Koto by Yamada Takatoshi, Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow, Detektif Conan by Aoyama Gosho, My First Mr. Akuno by Fujiki Syun, Magical Iroha by Inoue Kazurou and Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato.
I doubt Wakaki Tamiki's The World God Only Knows has finished even though I can't see it on the cover, even with squint mode, ON! After all, Kaminomi was the featured series just last issue. (Takkoku!!! by Fukuchi Tsubasa, meanwhile, has been playing hide and seek whenever Magi grabs a cover line-up. Or so it seems to me as I don't buy Shonen Star.)
Collecting the above shounen manga? Detektif Conan vol 64 goes on sale the same day as ShoStar 19. Kekkaishi vol 10 released on 19 October, Dr. Koto vol 7 two weeks before that on 5 October. Inuyasha vol 54 and Wild Life vol 20 released 28 September and My First Mr. Akuno vol 5 went on sale 15 August. Defense Devil vol 5 came out on 10 August and Takkoku!!! vol 2 shipped 20 July.
Still not enuf? Here are the other 26 October 2011 manga
Level Comics: GTO 5 · Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale 1 by Watase Yuu · Soul Eater 11 · Air Gear 24 · Angel Heart 11 · Hikayat Genji 12 · Attack!! 8 · Haruka 17 v14 · MOON- Subaru Solitude Standing 2 · Cubitus - Si Anjing Setia · Rantanplan - Sang Buronan · Smurf - Para Smurf & Buku Serba Tahu · Yakari - Kemarahan Langit [EX 10.12]
Value sets [Paket]: Ergo Proxy Vols. 1-2 of 2 · Diamond Life Vols. 1-3 of 3 · Fly, Daddy, Fly! Vols. 1-2 of 2 · Genius Family Company Vols. 1-6 of 6 · My Lovely Honey Vols. 1-3 of 3 · New Comic Bomber Vols. 1-5 · Ole! Vols. 1-5 of 5 · Onsen Paradise Vols. 1-3
m&c!: Bleach 43 · Tabi and Fellow Travelers 2 · Samurai Force 1 by Todono Seiuchiroh · Roman Club 1 by Amano Kozue · Spray King 3 · 7 Centi! Love & Friendship 1–3 of 3 by Nanajima Kana · Ignite Wedge 2 of 2 · Tokyo Angels 2 · Cherry Issue 58/2011 · Intan Permata Rimba 4
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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