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Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna © Shirodaira Kyo & Mizuno Eita
Square Enix [First serialized in Shonen Gangan]
Published in Indonesia as Spiral: The Bonds of Reason by Elex Media
As Spiral: The Bonds of Reason approaches climax, Hizumi can barely believe that Ayumu refuses to kill him, even as Hizumi readies for another fire fight. What's worse, Ayumu makes Hizumi realize that he is now alone. Hopes dashed, a desperate Hizumi leaps off a building...
Will Hizumi live? Or!?
As for Ayumu and Kiyotaka,
Ayumu certainly intends to meet his brother, but will he face Kiyotaka in the name of defiant hope - or broken surrender? [Quoted from Yen Press' Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning, Vol. 15 description]
I still haven't found what I'm looking for. You know wat to do if you want to know how this boy detective story pans out. (*whispers* The key word is:
Spiral: The Bonds of Reason compiles chapters 72 through 77 (Final):
Nyanyian di Hari Perpisahan (Bagian 2) or
The Song Sung During the Day You Parted Ways (part 2),
Di Seberang Menara Babel (
Headed for Babel),
Satu Hal yang Pasti (
Only One Certain Thing),
Dunia Indah Dewa (
God's Beautiful World),
Menghiasi Sayap dengan Lembut (
Softly, The Wing's Decoration) and
Spiral - Semoga Akan Banyak Hari-Hari Baik (
If All Is As It Should Be, There Will Be Many Good Days) [English title equivalents excerpted from Wiki]
New Elex manga
Elex launches a shounen manga pair currently serializing in Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday): Q and A by Adachi Mitsuru (that you already saw in the post title) and Lindbergh by Ahndongshik, originally slated to debut last month. I preview
the story of youth and bonds Q and A and I believe I can fly Lindbergh below the release list.
Gessan, alternatively known as Get the Sun, is kinda like Jump Square in that it targets readers in their
late teens to early twenties. (Thanks, Wiki.)
- Blooming Youth (Hanasakeru Seishounen) vol 7 of 12 by Itsuki Natsumi
- Casting vol 4 of 8 by KITT & Park SangYong
- Crayon Shinchan vol 9 of 50 by Usui Yoshito «Ex-10.05
- Cute Children (Zettai Karen Children) vol 18 of 27+ by Shiina Takashi «Ex-9.28
- Ghost's Doctor (Youkai no Oishasan) vol 8 of 15 by Sato Yuki
- [Series Premiere] Lindbergh vol 1 of 4+ by Ahndongshik «Ex-9.28
- Otoboke Section Chief (Otoboke Kachou) vol 14 of 23+ by Ueda Masashi «Ex-9.28
- [Series Premiere] Q and A vol 1 of 5+ by Adachi Mitsuru
- Spiral: The Bonds of Reason (Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna) vol 15 of 15 by Shirodaira Kyo & Mizuno Eita [Finale]
- Tena on S-string (S-Senjou no Tena) vol 8 of 9 by Mikabe Sesuna «Ex-9.28
- Welcome to Host Detective Agency (Host-tan e Youkoso) vol 5 of 5 by Tateno Makoto [Finale]
Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.
Postponed titles and new tentative street dates
La Corda D'Oro vol 8, Ouran High School Host Club vol 9 and Toradora! vol 3 postponed to 10.19; Princess Resurrection vol 4 to 10.26.
- Hello Master, Vols. 1-3 of 3 by Tsukuba Sakura (Yoroshiku Master) –Complete– [IDR 24,000/set]
- Here is Greenwood Deluxe, Bunko Vols. 1-3 (of 6) by Nasu Yukie (Koko wa Greenwood) [IDR 36,000/set]
- Katsu!, Vols. 1-10 (of 16) by Adachi Mitsuru [IDR 80,000/set]
- Kuro Memanggul Peti Mati, Vols. 1-2 (of 2+) by Kiyuduki Satoko (Hitsugi Katsugi no Kuro.) [IDR 16,000/set]
- Kurozakuro, Vols. 1-7 of 7 by Natsume Yoshinori –Complete– [IDR 56,000/set]
- Wazabo, Vols. 1-4 (of 6+) by Soyama Kazutoshi [IDR 32,000/set]
Note: Volume tallies represent Japanese volume totals, not (necessarily) Elex's latest release. Most recent Elex releases: Here is Greenwood Deluxe bunko vol 4 (per 8.15), Katsu! vol 14 (10.05), Kuro Memanggul Peti Mati vol 2 (2010.05.26) and Wazabo vol 5 (7.06).
- Shonen Star Issue 18/2011 (Indonesian Shonen Sunday)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 12 October 2011 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² Manga and manhwa are priced at IDR 16,500/volume except Crayon Shinchan vol 9 (IDR 21,800 each) and 4-koma Otoboke Section Chief vol 14 (IDR 15,000). Shonen Star Issue 18/2011 retails for IDR 30,000/issue. Box set SRPs are indicated beside their respective items.
² are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New Elex titles
Lindbergh vol 1 of 4+
Lindbergh © Ahndongshik
Eldura, a country hemmed in by steep walls. In this land where "Flight" is the most taboo of all taboos live Knit and his weird companion Parumo.
No Flying zone regardless, Knit continues to dream of conquering the skies. And that fated day when he soars above the clouds has dawned...
Elex thumbs ups the story of a boy destined to fly as
one heck of an compelling ride!
Lindbergh began its Gessan serialization in June 2009. The first tankou was released in December of that year. Four volumes have been published as of June 2011.
Other Ahndongshik manga
Only found one other series aside from Lindbergh: Gagoze, a seinen horror manga first serialized in Genzo and Genzo EX and collected into five volumes from August 2006 to December 2008 under Gentosha's BIRZ Comics imprint.
Q and A vol 1 of 5+
By Adachi Mitsuru
Q and A © Adachi Mitsuru
Ando Atsushi returns to the hometown he abandoned six years ago, the same city in which he lost his older brother to an accident. Imagine Atsushi's shock when he runs into the ghost of his dead brother.
What awaits Atsushi after this extraordinary sibling reunion?
Poignant, avers Elex.
Clubs, Track and Field, add Baka-Updates Manga users to the manga resource's Q and A entry. The same source identifies the eponymous “Q” — Hisashi AKA
Q-Chan, which leaves the “A” in the title for Atsushi,
the only person who can see his brother's ghost.
Q and A, like Lindbergh, began its Gessan serial run in June 2009. The first tankou was compiled in November 2009. By November of this year (the 11th), Q and A will have reached five volumes.
Other Adachi Mitsuru manga
Adachi Mitsuru prolly needs no introduction to long-time (even newbie) manga readers, so I'll just mention a handful of Adachi Mitsuru series Elex has published/is publishing: Touch,H2, Rough, Katsu! (the 10-volume box set also releases 10.12), Cross Game and Natane Deluxe (the Nijiiro Togarashi bunko).
Who knows who's behind the conspiracy, but the police arrest Shiranui, forced into protecting his ex-wife. The law enforcers also raid the Lady Killer, jeopardizing the host club's continued existence.
Can Kobayashi and the other host/detectives bust the perp responsible?
For sure, our host-tan will have to tune in to each another's feelings to present a touchy, I mean, touching, united front.
Ghost's Doctor vol 8 of 15
By Sato Yuki
Kuro sneaks into the four Ghost Elders' lair, ignoring the spirit VVIPs' objections.
Tena on S-string vol 8 of 9
By Mikabe Sesuna
Duon rescues Ostina from exile, even threatening tuners who would oppose with world destruction. Amazing what a bond of friendship can do for one so self-effacing and clumsy.
But is Duon's option the only remaining alternative?
© KITT & Park SangYong
Published in Indonesia
by Elex Media
Other 12 October 2011 highlights
- Blooming Youth vol 7 by Itsuki Natsumi: The day of coronation dawns, and exiled prince Rumaty can only witness the proceedings via TV. Will the Raginei populace take to their new king? What changes are in store for the oil-rich nation? Also, what's happening to the Find a Husband for Kajika game?
- Casting vol 4 by KITT & Park SangYong: Da Yin overcomes her slump and returns to acting. Kang Woo is ecstatic over his film's new leading lady. Too bad, the production side can't enjoy a similar good fortune, as no one can draft a workable storyboard. Fortunately, a myterious artist shows up to help Kang Woo...
- Crayon Shinchan vol 9 by Usui Yoshito: After much blood, sweat and practice, Shin-chan's mom finally gets her driver's license and for the first time, drives Shin-chan to school. But how come they can't seem to reach the kindergarten? Even after traveling this much?
- Cute Children vol 18 by Shiina Takashi: Minamoto, Shiho and Sakaki converge on Pandra's HQ, but Patty loses control of her teleportation ability, scattering the group to who knows where. Hyobu suggests a temporary truce to concentrate on the search, but will that proposal fly?
- Otoboke Section Chief vol 14 by Ueda Masashi: There's no other person more cheerful than Section Chief Otoboke at his office nor anyone sillier or funnier as a father. Is it any wonder that stress keeps away from Section Chief Otoboke's workplace and home?
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
© Wakaki Tamiki
Shogakukan [Shonen Sunday]
The next target: Library Committee secretary, Shiomiya Shiori. Capturing God Keima has difficulty handling the Can Not Spit It Out! bibliophile (and the spirit inside her) until one day, the Library Comittee decides to set up a media room and throw out the books Shiori loves. [Additions from Wikipedia]
These ShoStars join Kaminomi in latest Issue 18:
- AR∀GO by Arai Takahiro
- D-LIVE!! by Minagawa Ryouji
- Magi by Ohtaka Shinobu (in lieu of Takkoku!!! by Fukuchi Tsubasa)
- Dr. Koto by Yamada Takatoshi
- Inuyasha by Takahashi Rumiko
- Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow
- Detektif Conan by Aoyama Gosho
- My First Mr. Akuno by Fujiki Syun
- Magical Iroha by Inoue Kazurou
- Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato
- Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl
For tank collectors, Dr. Koto vol 7 streeted on 5 October. The week before, Inuyasha vol 54 and Wild Life vol 20. Kekkaishi vol 9 released on 22 September, while Detektif Conan vol 63 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 12 October 2011 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: xxxHOLiC 14 · X Blade 7 · Perfect Girl Evolution 26 · Hellsing 10 of 10 · Blue Seal 4 · Shattered Knife 10 · Giant Killing 8 · Misaki No. 1!! V1 · The Ravages of Time 13 · Lanfeust of Troy - Gading Magohamoth [Ex-9.22] and Thanos Si Pengacau by Christophe Arleston & Didier Tarquin | Box sets: Exit, Vols. 1-5 · Glass Chair, Vols. 1-6 · Gun Smith Cats, Vols. 1-8 of 8 –Complete– · Nanase Fire Investigator, Vols. 1-5
m&c!: Idol Shopping 12 of 12 · Sable Prince 1 by Nesumi Chisato · The Adventure of Yoshito-Sama 1 by Shii Haruka · Crab Kiss 7 · Clock Maker's Love by Nesumi Chisato [Ex-9.28] · Crazy Girl Shin Bia 6 · Kitchen Palette 3 of 3 · My Own Princess 8 · Song of the Sky by Amano Kozue [Ex-9.28] · My Lovely Class Leader 4 · Pure Love Station by Tanaka Kei · Blizzard Axel 11 of 11 · Next to You 1 by Namba Atsuko · The Impeccable Twins Final Chapters 20 of 20 · Dewa Iblis Awan Api II 3
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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