This week

Manga street dates3L Comic: 10.27 · Elex: 10.29 · Level: 10.29 · m&c!: 10.29
Anime (on Animax Asia):
Chihayafuru Season 2, 10pm WIB, Mon–Wed[Season finale] 29 October 2014, Wed
Bleach Season 7, 630pm WIB, Weekdays
Parasyte –the maxim– simulcast 10pm WIB, Thursdays
The File of Young Kindaichi, 1030pm WIB, Weekdays
Anime (on WakuWaku Japan): tsuritama, 930pm WIB, Mon–Thu

10.26.2011

Detektif Conan 64, One Piece 60, Barista 2 (Elex Media 26 October 2011 manga)

Elex's Detektif Conan vol 64 preview—Satu-satunya petunjuk adalah lagu Let It Be yang disiulkan oleh pelaku—sounded familiar and some flipping back to July answered the Why?

It was Shonen Star 13's Detektif Conan preview.

Detektif Conan 64 (Elex Media)

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: Ikkaku Rock, Mackerel Carp Sea Bream Flounder (that's Saba Koi Tai Hirame), Thirst for Blood, Scar, The Boy of Memory, Gari-kun, The One Who Whistles, The Connection, ESWN, 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).

NikOvershare® took up too much Above the Cut space, so look for One Piece 60 and other featured manga blurbs below the release list.

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?)

Exposing Game vol 1 of 2 by Tobina Toya

Exposing Game 1 (Elex Media)

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).

Mangazines
Nakayoshi Gress! 10 streets with Shonen Star 19. Deets waaay below.

Elex Media manga and local comics (2011.10.26)

  1. Barista vol 2 of 6+ by Muronaga Kumi & Hanagata Rei «EX 10.19
  2. BECK vol 28 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi
  3. BECK 28 (Elex)

    BECKBECK」 by Harold Sakuishi
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 28 first published in Japan 2006.11

    Awards
    Winner, 2002 Kodansha Manga Awards for the Shounen category (tied with Nonaka Eiji's Cromartie High School)

    Serializations/Other languages
    Serialized in the 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)

    Adaptations
    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.

    Related
    Guidebooks: BECK The Guidebook Complete Edition (Japan release: 2010.08); BECK Live! -Festival & Movie Guide- (2010.07); BECK At Last 33 1/3 (2008.10); BECK Music Guide (2005.10); BECK Volume 00 The Guidebook (2004.03); BECK Volume 0 The Guidebook (2002.11)

  4. [Premiere] Bengal: Circle of Crime by Bayu Indie - SL
  5. Bengal: Circle of Crime (Elex)

    Bengal: Circle of Crime by Bayu Indie
    Elex Media, Young Adult
    First published in Indonesia 2011.10

  6. [Series Premiere] Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit (Sora no Shita Yane no Naka) vol 1 of 2 by Futami Sui
  7. Dalam Atap di Bawah Langit 1 (Elex)

    Sora no Shita Yane no Naka空の下屋根の中
    by Futami Sui
    Houbunsha Manga Time Kirara and Manga Time Kirara Carat , seinen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.07

  8. Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) vol 64 of 73+ by Aoyama Gosho
  9. Detektif Conan 64 (Elex)

    Meitantei Conan名探偵コナン
    by Aoyama Gosho
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 64 (chapters 664-674) first published in Japan 2009.04

    Awards
    Winner, 46th Shogakukan Manga Awards, in the Shounen category (tied with Nishimori Hiroyuki's Cheeky Angel)

    Other languages/serializations
    Ongoing serialization in the Indonesian Shonen Star
    English Case Closed (VIZ Media: 40 volumes per 2011.10.11 • volume 41 street date: 2012.01.10), French (Kana: Détective Conan Tome 65 shipped 2011.08 • 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)

    Related
    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)

    Adaptations
    Ongoing anime (episode 634 aired 2011.10.15), starring seiyuu Takayama Minami (Edogawa Conan) and Yamazaki Wakana (Mori Ran), at least 21 OAVs (Shonen Sunday Original animation, Magic File and Phantom Thief Kid specials, with the latest Phantom Thief Kid special, Detective Conan Special: Lapis Lazuli-Blue Colored Birthday scheduled for 29 October 2011), 15 animated films (the 15th Quarter of Silence released 2011.04.16) 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 and ended 29 September (also stars Mizobata Junpei as Kudo Shinichi).

  10. [Series Premiere] Exposing Game (Sarashi Asobi) vol 1 of 2 by Tobina Toya
  11. Exposing Game 1 (Elex)

    Sarashi Asobiさらしあそび
    by Tobina Toya
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.03

  12. Godhand Teru vol 34 of 59+ by Yamamoto Kazuki «EX 10.19
  13. Godhand Teru 34 (Elex)

    GodHand Teruゴッドハンド輝
    by Yamamoto Kazuki
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 34 first published in Japan 2007.04

    Awards/Recognitions
    Nominee, the first Keitai Comic Taishō/Mobile Phone Comic Award (along with Ghost Sweeper Mikami by Shiina Takashi, Itazura na Kiss by Tada Kaoru, The Drops of God by Agi Tadashi and 16 other manga titles)

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li 天生妙手 vol. 56 per 2011.08)

    Adaptations
    Live-action adaptation starring Hiraoka Yuta (Mahigashi Teru) aired on TBS from 11 April to 16 May 2009.

    Related
    Godhand Teru novels (15 volumes as at 2009.01)
    Godhand Teru Complete Dictionary (2010.03); Godhand Teru Valhalla Perfect Guide (2010.03)

  14. GOGOGO to the West (Gogogo Saiyuki Shin Gokuden) vol 2 of 7+ by Konishi Noriyuki
  15. GOGOGO to the West 2 (Elex)

    Gogogo Saiyuki Shin Gokuden
    ゴゴゴ西遊記-新悟空伝-
    by Konishi Noriyuki
    Shogakukan Corocoro Comic, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.06

  16. Hero Tales (Juushin Enbu Hero Tales) vol 4 of 5 by Huang Jin Zhou & Arakawa Hiromu
  17. Hero Tales 4 (Elex)

    Juushin Enbu Hero Tales
    獣神演武 HERO TALES
    by Huang Jin Zhou & Arakawa Hiromu
    Square Enix, Gangan Powered and Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2009.06

    Volume 4 chapters:
    12. [untitled]
    13. People Made Anew
    14. Falling Feathers
    15. Arika
    [*NOT Elex chapter titles]

    Other languages
    English Hero Tales (Yen Press: five volumes per 2011.10.25), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 兽神演武 #3 per 2010.06).

    Adaptations
    A 26-episode anime adaptation produced by Studio Flag aired in Japan between October 2007 and March 2008, starring seiyuu Suzumura Kenichi and Ginga Banjou as the Two Noble Spirits Taitou and Keirō, and Sakurai Takahiro, Tai Yuuki, Koyama Rikiya, Hayami Sho and Kaida Yuko as the Five Divine Warriors Ryūkō, Hyōsei, Koyō, Shōkaku and Rinmei.

  18. Kojiro vol 3 of 7 by Muraeda Kenichi
  19. Kojiro 3 (Elex)

    Kojiro光路郎
    by Muraeda Kenichi
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday Comics, shounen
    Volume 3 (chapters 11-16) first published in Japan 1991.07

    Reissues
    Rereleased in four wide-ban from 1999.03 to 1999.09 and in four bunkoban from 2010.04 to 2010.07

    Related series
    Imouto Sensei Nagisa AKA Hot for my samurai teacher! (ongoing serialization in Monthly Shonen Sunday)
    Titles published under Shimanaka Shoten's Island Comics Primo imprint: Koujiro: Dai unabara o koete (Japan release: 2004.11); Koujiro: Tatta hitori no onīsan (2004.10); Koujiro: Totte oki no hankachīfu (2004.09); Koujiro: Sensei janē, Koujiro da! (2004.08)

  20. Kungfu Boy vol 6 of 18 Premium (Tekken Chinmi [Bunko]) by Maekawa Takeshi
  21. Kungfu Boy 6 Premium (Elex)

    Tekken Chinmi鉄拳チンミ (講談社漫画文庫)
    by Maekawa Takeshi
    AKA Ironfist Chinmi
    Kodansha Manga Bunko, shounen
    Bunko volume 6 first published in Japan 2002.09

    Awards
    1987 Kodansha Manga Awardee for the Shounen Category

    Related series
    Sequels: New Kungfu Boy (20 volumes), Kungfu Boy Legends (12 volumes per 2011.10.17 in Japan); serialized in Shonen Magz, ongoing) and side story Tekken Chinmi Gaiden (3 volumes per 2010.04; serialized in Shonen Magz; Chinmi Other Story: Chinmi & Shie Fan released 2011.06)

  22. Metal Fight Beyblade vol 2 of 9+ by Adachi Takafumi
  23. Metal Fight Beyblade 2 (Elex)

    Metal Fight Beyblade
    メタルファイト ベイブレード
    by Adachi Takafumi
    AKA Beyblade: Metal Fusion
    Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic, shounen
    Shinsōban volume 2 first published in Japan 2009.06

    Volume 2 chapters:
    5. Get Up, Gingka!
    6. Revive, Pegasus!
    7. Pegasus Reborn!
    8. ‘Battle Bladers’ Unveiled!
    9. The Real Battle Begins
    [*NOT Elex chapter titles]

    Related
    Spin-off of the original Beyblade anime series

    Other languages
    English Metal Fight Beyblade (Chuang Yi Singapore: five volumes as of 2011.10.18)

    Adaptations
    Tatsunoko Pro, Synergy SP and Nelvana collaborated on a Metal Fight Beyblade anime adaptation. Fifty-one episodes comprising Season 1 and the follow-up Battle Bladers aired on TV Tokyo from April 2009 to March 2010.

    The Metal Fight Beyblade VS the Sun - The Movie: Sol Blaze, the Scorching-hot Invader animated feature premiered in Japan in August 2010.

  24. Moonlight Act (Gekkou Jourei) vol 2 of 15+ by Fujita Kazuhiro
  25. Moonlight Act 2 (Elex)

    Gekkou Jourei月光条例」 by Fujita Kazuhiro
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2008.09

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Ching Win Taiwan: 世界童話 新約 月光條例 13 released 2011.10.13)

  26. One Piece vol 60 of 64+ by Oda Eiichiro
  27. One Piece 60 (Elex)

    One PieceONE PIECE
    by Oda Eiichiro
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 60 (chapters 585-594) first published in Japan 2010.11

    Awards
    Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize finalist (2000-2002)

    Other languages
    English One Piece (VIZ Media: 58 volumes per 2011.09 • volume 59 street date: 2011.12.06), French and Dutch (Glenat: Tome 58 shipped 2011.09 • Tome 59 street date: 2011.12.01), Spanish (Planeta DeAgostini Comics Spain, Editorial Toukan Mexico, LARP Editores S.A. Argentina), Italian (Editions Star Comics), German, Danish and Swedish (Carlsen Comics: German Band 59 per 2011.07 • Band 60 street date: 2011.10.28), Portuguese (Conrad), traditional Chinese (Tong Li: 海賊王 One Piece volume 60 per 2010.12), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: volume 63 released 2011.10.04)

    Adaptations
    Adapted into a couple of OAVs before a full anime TV series that has aired over 500 episodes and is still ongoing (seiyuu Tanaka Mayumi plays Monkey D. Luffy). At least 11 animated movies have also been released, the eleventh Straw Hat Chase premiered 19 March 2011 in Japan.

    Related
    A series of light novels based on the anime, at least five art books and five guidebooks.

  28. Topeng Kaca 18 of 24+ Deluxe (Glass no Kamen [Bunko]) by Miuchi Suzue «EX 10.19
  29. Topeng Kaca 18 Deluxe (Elex)

    Glass no Kamenガラスの仮面 白泉社文庫
    by Miuchi Suzue
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Bunko volume 18 first published in Japan 1995.03

    Related
    Glass no Kamen tankoubon (47 volumes per 2011.07.26)

    The Glass Mask Comic Fanbook was released in Japan 2010.09 under the Hana to Yume Comics Special label.

    Adaptations
    Three anime series and two live-action drama seasons

[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
Postponed title(s)
Princess Resurrection vol 4; pending new street date.

Mangazines (2011.10.26)

  1. Nakayoshi Gress! Issue 10/2011 (Indonesian Nakayoshi)
  2. 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 Links like this 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.

Let me pick up with Baka-Updates Manga's Sora no Shita Yane no Naka description to explain this seinen 4-koma's appeal:

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

Barista vol 2 of 6+
By Muronaga Kumi & Hanagata Rei

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.

One Piece vol 60 of 64+
By Oda Eiichiro

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?

That One Piece vol 60 is subtitled Adikku (Otōto yo) means... (If you prefer your synopsis episodic, however, check out Wiki's version.)

One Piece 60 compiles chapters 585 to 594: Brotherly Pact, City of Stench, I Will Never Run Away, Sabo's Ocean, Efforts Toward Glory, My Brother, Are You Sure That's All Right?, Yell, News and 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?

Mangazines

Nakayoshi Gress! 10/2011 Kami Kami Kaeshi

Nakayoshi Gress! 10/2011 - FC Kami Kami Kaeshi

Kami Kami Kaeshi © Toyama Ema
Kodansha [Nakayoshi Lovely]

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 NakaGressXX 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.

Shonen Star 19/2011 ☆ Inuyasha

Shonen Star 19/2011 - FC Inuyasha

Inuyasha
© 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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