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Inuyasha © Takahashi Rumiko/Shogakukan [First serialized in Shonen Sunday] · Tekken Chinmi © Maekawa Takeshi/Kodansha [Kodansha Manga Bunko] · Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo © Katou Motohiro [Serialized in Monthly Shōnen Magazine +, formerly in Magazine E-no]. Published in Indonesia as Inuyasha, Kungfu Boy (Premium) and Q.E.D. Quod Erat Demonstrandum by Elex Media
Naraku forces Sango into a corner: if she sacrifices Rin, she can save Miroku. Whatever her choice, will she be in time to stop Miroku from opening his last wind tunnel?
It seems everyone falls prey to Naraku and his look-alikes' traps in Takahashi Rumiko's Inuyasha 55, the penultimate volume. While
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru attack Naraku in earnest... Kagome loses her priestess powers, making her a prime target! [from VIZ Media's Inuyasha, Vol. 55: Power of the Jewel description]
Inuyasha 55 compiles chapters 539–548:
Trap of Light,
Cutting Meidou and
Byakuya's Blade. [*NOT Elex/Shonen Star chapter titles] If you can't wait for Elex to release the final tankou, check out Shonen Star and find the post 548 chapters there.
I would've followed up the Inuyasha 55 preview with that of Kungfu Boy 7 Premium, but its synopsis is the same as Flash of Wind 29's (screencap proof »here and »here for when Gramedia Shop twigs and changes KBP 7's synops). Chinmi fans, don't fret, because Chinmi is also the star (the front cover) of Shonen Magz Issue 11 (also streets on the 16th), which (prolly) means a major Kungfu Boy Legends development is afoot. But more on ShoMagz later.
So you can see I have a valid reason for previewing Q.E.D. volume 38 up here—Inuyasha, Kungfu Boy and Q.E.D. all tied for top DO WANT! so fair's fair—and it has nothing to do with me fangirling Touma nor shipping Touma×Kana :P
Kuse Yumeji, a film producer with big dreams, persuades Shimamoto Shigehiko, a millionaire's son, to bankroll his movies. The movies do so badly at the tills, Shimamoto loses all his money.
One day, as Shimamoto is about to ask Kuse for a DVD of "Metaphor Murder Case," the producer is murdered. The main suspect: Shimamoto.
Synops above refers to chapter 75
Kekosongan, one of two Q.E.D. 38 stories, first serialized in Magazine E-no's November 2010 issue. The other story is
Tujuh Belas, first published in January 2011. [Original serialization details from the Japanese Wikipedia Ｑ．Ｅ．Ｄ．証明終了 entry.]
Like your classics as graphic novels? Then check out the
Komik Legenda Ternama series. This street date we get L. Frank Baum's The Wizard Of Oz, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or 60,000 mil di bawah laut and Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland. The Indonesian versions of the Graphic Revolve GN (Capstone Press) are priced at IDR 25,000 each.
Mangazines: Shonen Magz 11/2011
As mentioned above, Kungfu Boy Legends is the cover of Shonen Magz 11, but the Featured spotlight shines on (relative newbie) Ninja Clan. Scroll down for the latest on Shigahaku's
Ninja, Devoted Followers, Past Plays a Big Role, Promise Shiinake no Hitobito.
- Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji (Neko Mix Genkitan Toraji) vol 4 of 4+ by Tamura Yumi
- Animal Doctor (Doubutsu no Oishasan) vol 9 of 12 by Sasaki Noriko
- Be Good vol 3 of 6+ by Kim GiJung & Shin InChol (Orange Agency) «Ex-10.19
- Blooming Youth (Hanasakeru Seishounen) vol 8 of 12 by Itsuki Natsumi
- Bride of the Water God (Habaek-eui Shinbu) vol 6 of 15+ by Yun MiKyung
- Detektif Conan Movie: The Time Bombed Skyscraper - Last (Gekijōban Meitantei Conan: Tokei-jikake no matenrou) by Aoyama Gosho [Finale] «Ex-11.02
- [Premiere] Doraemon Movie: Nobita di Dunia Setan (Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Makai Dai Bōken) by Fujiko F. Fujio
- Inuyasha vol 55 of 56 by Takahashi Rumiko
- Kungfu Boy vol 7 of 18 Premium (Tekken Chinmi [Bunko]) by Maekawa Takeshi
- Lindbergh vol 2 of 5+ by Ahndongshik
- Metal Fight Beyblade vol 3 of 10+ by Adachi Takafumi
- Palette of 12 Secret Colors (Juuni Hizoku no Palette) vol 5 of 6 by Kusakawa Nari
- Q.E.D. Quod Erat Demonstrandum (Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo) vol 38 of 40+ by Katou Motohiro
- Smash! vol 5 of 18 by Saki Kaori
- Topeng Kaca vol 19 of 24+ Deluxe (Glass no Kamen [Bunko]) by Miuchi Suzue
[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
- Our Dear Tamura-kun, Vols. 1-4 of 4 by Kurafuji Sachi (Watashitachi no Tamura-kun) –Complete– [IDR 32,000/set]
- Penguin Revolution, Vols. 1-7 of 7 by Tsukuba Sakura (Penguin Kakumei) –Complete– [IDR 56,000/set]
- The Puppet Master Lin, Vols. 1-8 (of 14) by Wada Shinji (Kugutsushi Lin) [IDR 64,000/set]
- Raiders, Vol 1-4 (of 9) by Park JinJun [IDR 32,000/set]
- The Real Fake Princess, Vols. 1-5 of 5 by Ihuan –Complete– [IDR 40,000/set]
- The Recipe For Gertrude, Vols. 1-4 (of 5) by Kusakawa Nari (Gertrude no Recipe) [IDR 32,000/set]
- Red Haired Snow White, Vols. 1-4 (of 6+) by Akizuki Sorata (Akagami no Shirayuki Hime) [IDR 32,000/set]
- Roadside Angel, Vols. 1-4 of 4 by EMURA (Michibata no Tenshi) –Complete– [IDR 32,000/set]
- Tena on S-string, Vols. 1-4 (of 9) by Mikabe Sesuna (S-Senjou no Tena) [IDR 32,000/set]
Note: Volume tallies represent volume totals in country of origin, which may not coincide with Elex Media's latest releases. Elex's most recent Tena on S-string is volume 8 (shipped 2011.10.12). Raiders, The Recipe For Gertrude and Red Haired Snow White include their most recent volumes in the value sets. Posthumously released Kugutsushi Lin 14 is indicated as the final The Puppet Master Lin volume for self-evident reasons. (Wada Shinji-sensei passed away on July 5, 2011; volume 14 streeted in Japan 2011.09.16. Elex's volume 8 released June 2010).
- Shonen Magz Issue 11/2011 (Kodansha Shonen Magazine)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 16 November 2011 (release schedule), Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² Manga and manhwa are priced at IDR 16,500 except bunko Kungfu Boy 7 Premium (IDR 24,000) and Topeng Kaca 19 Deluxe (IDR 28,000); Detektif Conan Movie: The Time Bombed Skyscraper - Last (IDR 42,000) and Doraemon Movie: Nobita di Dunia Setan (IDR 48,000). Shonen Magz 11/2011 retails for IDR 30,000/issue. Value set SRPs indicated beside their respective entries.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
New titles - continued
Doraemon Movie: Nobita Dalam Dunia Misteri
By Fujiko F. Fujio
Wanting to work magic, Nobita asks Doraemon to whisk him off to the wizarding world. They arrive just as the Underworld threatens their magical realm destination. Nobita and friends can't return until they save the magic world.
Unless "Search!" is #Fail, this latest Doraemon Movie mangafication is based on the 1984 feature film, Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld (Japan premiere: 1984.03.17).
Featured ongoing series
Toraji manages to scout out a clue to the Magic Mouse's whereabouts and of course, Rio's. Toraji, Pai Yan, Jose and Professor Puchen hie off to Museum Pandoragora, which extends a welcome only to Toraji and company. There they come across the unexpected: a child, a Thieving Mouse and a Greedy Mouse...!?
Elex thumbs ups Pai Yan's super innocence (for a decorated Hero) and Toraji (keeyootness) and guaratees a slice-of-life story that will touch your heart. That is, if you can take the long wait between releases: Adventure of Cat Mix Toraji 3 first went on sale in April 2010, though that gap's still less frustrating than the 2009.11 to 2011.02 wait Japan went through for volume 4 (despite Tamura Yumi-sensei appearing to divide her time only between Neko Mix Genkitan Toraji and 7 Seeds).
Winter rolls round, and Hamtel and pals are busy, busy, busy. Chobi part-times as a model, Nikaido searches everywhere for a cat to star in his thesis, Hishinuma-senpai gets stalked and Hamtel and Caesar once more join forces to enter a dog sled race!
Elex highlights that Doubutsu no Oishasan was voted
All Time Best Selling Shoujo Manga (Comipress version). What more encouragement do you need to GET!?
Bride of the Water God vol 6 of 15+
By Yun MiKyung
The so-called ‘Nakbin’ reveals to Soah that Habaek and Mui are one person (or one Water God, as it were). What's more, Soah senses something unsavory in Taeuljinin, making her doubt whether she can trust anyone in the Water Kingdom.
Will Soah's distrust finally separate the bride from her Water God husband? That Habaek-eui Shinbu has logged 15 volumes in Korea as of June this year is your clue that there are problems beyond the outing of a secret. :)
Before an Isadora premiere audience of drama VIPS, Hayami Masumi goads Maya into acting out her role as the Wolf Girl in The Forgotten Wilderness. Little does Maya realize that her present indignation would open the path to Crimson Angel.
You realize that we're five Deluxe volumes away from the most recent Japanese Glass no Kamen bunko? That was fast...
Other 16 November 2011 highlights
Be Good © Kim GiJung
& Shin InChol/
Published in Indonesia
by Elex Media
- Be Good vol 3 by Kim GiJung & Shin InChol: Tongsu continues to wonder about Saesam's surprising strength, even as friends urge a rematch. Realizing he would never be able to win, Tongsu busies himself searching for his opponent's weakness.
- Blooming Youth vol 8 by Itsuki Natsumi: As troubles tear into Raginei, Rumaty makes up his mind to stop playing the bystander. The prince also resolves to make Kajika his queen. Li-ren, meanwhile, wimps out on confessing his feelings to Kajika, even as Eugene/Mustafa comes clean about his intentions and waits for Kajika to make her choice. What of antifeminist Carl? What does he plan?
- Detektif Conan Movie: The Time Bombed Skyscraper - Last by Aoyama Gosho: The last bomb is set to go off on Shinichi's birthday. The timer counts down the seconds to Ran and Shinichi's final farewell. Unless...
- Lindbergh vol 2 by Ahndongshik: Knit's dream of flying comes true. Accompanied by pet Parumo, he soars into...unfriendly skies?!
- Metal Fight Beyblade vol 3 by Adachi Takafumi:
The quarter-semifinals of the Battle Bladers tournament has begun, and Gingka and Kyoya are paired up to battle two of Ryuga's most powerful subordinates, Tsubasa and Yu! What deadly move will the duo unleash on our heroes? Will their Beyblades withstand the enemy's onslaught?![Excerpted from Chuang Yi's Metal Fight Beyblade Vol.3 synopsis]
- Palette of 12 Secret Colors vol 5 by Kusakawa Nari: Cello finds herself acting self-conscious whenever she and Guell pass each other by. Her awkwardness peaks at a wedding they both attend, landing Cello on top of Guell after she botches her Secret Colors and falls from a rooftop. Olga is furious!
- Smash! vol 5 by Saki Kaori: Shota's match against Kamio appears headed for a victory, but just when he only needs a few more points to win, he can't move his leg!
Tekken Chinmi Legends
© Maekawa Takeshi
[Gekkan Shonen Magazine]
In the latest Shonen Magz installment of Shigahaku's Ninja Clan —
One by one, Shina's ninja friends start showing up. What to do with the trouble-causing bunch? Send them home?
Yeah, that's all Elex said :P
Nine other series join Ninja Clan and ShoMagz 11 front cover Kungfu Boy Legends: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP, Code:Breaker by Kamijyo Akimine, Ghost's Doctor by Sato Yuki, School Rumble by Kobayashi Jin, Fairy Tail by Mashima Hiro, Tokkyu! by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro, BECK by Harold Sakuishi, Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto and Blazer Drive by Kishimoto Seishi.
Collecting any of the above series? Reminding the latest tankou releases here: BECK volume 28 (released 2011.10.26), Ghost's Doctor 8 (10.12), Fairy Tail 11 and Vinland Saga 7 (9.19), Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 17 (2010.10.27), Tokkyu! 15 (2010.10.06), Kungfu Boy Legends 9 (2010.09.22) and School Rumble 11 (2010.06.16).
Still not enuf? Here are the other 16 November 2011 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: Until Death Do Us Part 9 · Air Gear 25 · Psychometrist Eiji 24 · Black Lagoon 9 · Blood Alone 2 · Dolls of God 5 · Giant Killing 9 · Smurf - Wisata Para Smurf · Boule & Bill - Boule & Bill Bertanding · Lanfeust of Troy - Kastil Azur Emas · Ric Hochet - Attila's Triangle and Ric Hochet - Teror Topeng Kematian by Tibet - A.P. Duchateau
m&c!: Cinderella's Wish by Ayumi Rin · Love That I Should Have by Mizutani Ai · Roman Club 2 · The Breaker 1 by Jeon KeukJin & Park JinHwan · The Adventure of Yoshito-sama 2 · Full House: Love Continues 1 by Won SooYeon · Eighty Eight 3 · Lost Seven 1 by Nakashima Kazuki/Ko Yasung (Mag Garden/Comic Blade) · The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Five · Who? Steve Jobs by Kim Wonsik & Studio ChungBi
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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