This week

Manga street dates: Elex (4.16) · Level (4.16) · m&c! (4.16) · 3L Comic (4.18)
Hayate The Combat Butler! Cuties, Mon–Fri, 630pm WIB (Animax Asia)

It’s sunny side up manga + anime’s anniversary month!
Happy anniversary to Telor Ceplok, chuu
( ˘ ³˘)❤

Ittoki Otoya birthday card

And, of course, Happy Birthday to Ittoki-kun♥

11.30.2011

Koloni Jagoan 5: Blade Bunny, Spray King 4 of 4, Words of Love by Sugiyama Miwako (m&c! 30 November 2011 manga)

Hidup, komik Indonesia! Yup, top DO WANT! this m&c! release is home-grown Koloni Jagoan volume 5.

Koloni Jagoan 5: Blade Bunny (m&c!)

Koloni Jagoan 5: Blade Bunny © Eric Kimball and Erwin Prasetya
Published by Gramedia/m&c!

Blade Bunny, the collaboration between American writer Eric Kimball and Indonesian comic artist Erwin Prasetya, tells the story of a sassy but deadly ninja as he/she/it faces off against a samurai clan and killer robots.

The fifth Koloni Jagoan also includes a new installment of C. Suryo Laksono's SEER: The Genchildren. A covert government agency sends a group of Indonesian children into the future to "save Indonesia." The kids are separated and land in different times and places; one of them, Abi, touches down in a country where the robots are masters and the humans, slaves. Abi, together with Tio, another Indonesian and the child of a tofu vendor, leads the human resistance against the mechanical despots.

The third story is Prajurit Dewa: Hero After Death by Hendrianto P.P. Long, long ago, the heavens were thrown in a frenzy by a savage demon with powers rivaling those of a god. A supernal trio casts a forbidden spell to create an equally vicious demon, Garuda, the invincible warrior god. Thousands of years hence, a new power awakens, a power that humans would kill for.

Now on to the manga side —

Spray King vol 4 of 4
By Mikuni Shin

The “lust”-driven battle peaks, forcing Spray King to cover the entire city with graffiti. But can Spray King protect all of Kotobuki's districts against The Boss?

New m&c! titles
Four new one-shot shoujo tankou: A Kiss in the Night, Yagami Rina's Yogoto Akuma to Kiss o Suru first serialized in Sho-Comi Zoukan; Love Comedy or Love Come, Morita Fuji's manga take on the novel penned by Matsuhisa Atsushi and Tanaka Wataru; Love is in The Air, Nanajima Kana's ex-Sho-Comi Air Koi anthology; and Words of Love, Sugiyama Miwako's Ai no Kotoba, originally serialized in ChuChu. Debuts previewed after the release list.

Cherry 59/2011 (m&c!)

Mangazines: Cherry 59/2011
m&c! hypes the ending of Ichikawa Show's I Love Dog and You and Nakamura Sayumi's Always by Your Side in the latest Cherry. I assume the final I Love Dog and You is the the second of two Inu Jikan one-shots, Himitsu no Chikara, as the first—Sweet Love or Amakuchi Koigokoro—appeared in Cherry 58. I likewise assume that the last Always by Your Side is also a one-shot off Itsumo Soba ni Koi no Uta because Issue 58 featured the Addicted to Love (Koi no Mayaku) extra story.

Also running in the Indonesian Ciao/ChuChu/Sho-Comi/Flowers mangazine: Akaishi Michiyo's Dawn Aria josei manga (Akatsuki no ARIA, serialized in Flowers; latest m&c! tankou compile: volume 7 per December 2010); I am not a Maid! by Iwaoka Meme (Maid ja Naimon!, serialized in Ciao); My Lovely Class Leader by Nishimura Tomoko (Gokujou Mechamote Iinchou, also serialized in Ciao); latest m&c! My Lovely Class Leader vol 5 released 9 November); My Mysterious Neighbor by Nakajima Yuka (Tonari no Obake-san, another Ciao manga); Sweet Dog's Stories by Hotta Atsuko (need to confirm if the newest episode is also from Tengoku no Monogatari ~Zutto, Zutto, Isshoni~); and Arai Kiyoko's Yomogi Loves Money? (Yomogi Mochi Kaketa? first serialized in ChuChu).

m&c! manga (2011.11.30)

  1. [Premiere] A Kiss in the Night (Yogoto Akuma to Kiss o Suru) by Yagami Rina
  2. A Kiss in the Night (m&c!)

    Yogoto Akuma to Kiss o Suru
    夜ごと悪魔とKissをする
    by Yagami Rina
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi Zoukan, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2010.12

  3. [Premiere] Love Comedy (Love Come) by Morita Fuji, Matsuhisa Atsushi, Tanaka Wataru
  4. Love Comedy (m&c!)

    Love Comeラブコメ
    by Morita Fuji, Matsuhisa Atsushi, Tanaka Wataru
    Shogakukan Flower Comics, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2010.09

    Related
    Based on Love Come, written by Matsuhisa Atsushi and Tanaka Wataru

  5. [Premiere] Love is in The Air (Air Koi) by Nanajima Kana
  6. Love is in The Air (m&c!)

    Air Koiエアコイ」 by Nanajima Kana
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2010.08

  7. Spray King vol 4 of 4 by Mikuni Shin [Finale]
  8. Spray King 4 (m&c!)

    Spray KingSpray King
    by Mikuni Shin
    Kodansha Shonen Rival, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2010.03

  9. Takeru: Opera Susanoh Sword of the Devil (Takeru - SUSANOH Mashō no Ken yori) vol 2 of 4 by Nakashima Kazuki & Karakarakemuri
  10. Takeru: Opera Susanoh Sword of the Devil 2 (m&c!)

    Takeru - SUSANOH Mashō no Ken yori
    takeru-SUSANOH魔性の剣より
    by Nakashima Kazuki & Karakarakemuri
    Mag Garden Comic Blade Zebel, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.06

    Related series
    Oguna - Opera Susanoh Sword of the Devil (one-volume prequel; Japan release: 2007.06)

    Other languages
    English takeru: Opera Susanoh Sword of the Devil (TOKYOPOP: four volumes)

  11. [Premiere] Words of Love (Ai no Kotoba) by Sugiyama Miwako
  12. Love is in The Air (m&c!)

    Ai no Kotobaアイノコトバ
    by Sugiyama Miwako
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2007.05

KOLONI Local comics (2011.11.30)

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Mangazines (2011.11.30)

  • Cherry Issue 59/2011 (Indonesian Ciao, ChuChu, Sho-Comi, Flowers)

Bloody Monday 7, Ceres 2, Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 6 (Level Comics 30 November 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

A genius hacker... a bio terrorist attack... a deadly virus... Your mission: Save the world!

Bloody Monday 7 (Level Comics)

Bloody Monday © Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji/Kodansha
[First serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics

Fujimaru manages to track down the BLOODY-X antivirus—the only hope of saving the two contaminated agents—within THIRD-i, but runs straight into Maya who infiltrated the building. Meanwhile, Ryunosuke, Otoya and Aoi evade the terrorists lying in wait at Mishiro University. Hide lends his dad's company car, but Otoya harbors suspicions over Hide's uncle Mauro who comes with.

I can add from Chuang Yi's Bloody Monday : Season 1 Vol.7 synopsis: As if a virus outbreak and enemy infiltration aren't enough, THIRD-i is facing a new internal crisis. An ignorant, yet obnoxious bureaucrat has been assigned to take over their leadership, and he threatens to undo valuable research that could put them all in grave peril!

Sez Bloody Monday editor Adisti-san upon Phew, finally reaching volume 7: Characters come...and characters go.

Now for Level's first runner-up DO WANT! —

Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale vol 2 of 14
By Watase Yuu

Deemed the bringer of Clan Mikage's doom, Aya is hunted down by her own family. She escapes death at her mother's hands when the Tennyo within her—Ceres—emerges and takes Aya over. Ceres vows to destroy the Mikage clan and take back her stolen hagoromo.

More manga previews after the release list.

Level Comics manga (2011.11.30)

  1. Bloody Monday vol 7 of 11 by Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji
  2. LC: Bloody Monday 7

    Bloody Mondayブラッディ・マンデイ
    by Ryumon Ryou & Megumi Kouji
    Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 7 first published in 2008.09

    Other languages
    English Bloody Monday: Season 1 (Chuang Yi: volume 8 per 2010.08 and Kodansha Comics: Bloody Monday: two volumes per 2011.10.25 • volume 3 street date: 2011.12.20), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 11 volumes, concluded), traditional Chinese 血色星期一 (Tong Li Taiwan; 11 volumes) and French (PIKA Édition: Tome 8 shipped 2011.11.16 • Tome 9 street date: 2012.01.18)

    Related series
    Bloody Monday 0 (one volume; 2009.05) and sequels Bloody Monday Season 2 - Zetsubou no Kou (AKA Bloody Monday Season 2 ~Pandora no Hako~, eight volumes as at 2011.05.17) and Bloody Monday - Last Season (serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine beginning 2011.07.14; volume 1 streeted 2011.10.17 in Japan; volume 2 street date: 2011.12.16)

    Under Kodansha's KPC (Platinum Comics) imprint: Bloody Monday: Seinaru Chi no Shukusai... Hajimaru!! (2011.07.27); Bloody Monday: Kiba o Muku “BLOODY ‐ X”, Kansen Bakuhatsu!? (2011.06); Bloody Monday: Mogurikonde ita Supai no Shōtai (2011.05); Bloody Monday: Tensai Kōkōsei Hacker “Falcon” (2011.04)

    Hacking guides by FALCON: Bloody Monday Falcon no Conpi: Falcon's Computer Hacking (KCDX imprint: 2009.12) and Bloody Monday Falcon no Mobi: Falcon's Mobile Hacking (KCDX: 2011.01)

    Adaptations
    An 11-episode live-action renzoku aired from October through December 2008 on TBS, followed by a second season, Bloody Monday Season2 ~Pandora no Hako~ (January to March 2010, nine episodes). Actor/singer Miura Haruma returned as protagonist Fujimaru Takagi/Falcon in the sequel.

  3. Blue Seal (Ao no Fuuin [Bunko]) vol 5 of 7 by Shinohara Chie
  4. LC: Blue Seal 5

    Ao no Fuuin蒼の封印 (小学館文庫)
    by Shinohara Chie
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Bunko volume 5 first published in Japan 1999.05 (originally published in 11 tankoubon from 1992.04 to 1994.12)

    Adaptations
    Audio drama CD released by Shogakukan in May 1993 and light novels written by Yamamoto Natsumi and illustrated by Shinohara Chie, published under the KSS Comic Novels imprint (three volumes from September to December 1998)

  5. Bronze Angel (Bronze no Tenshi) vol 6 of 7 by Saito Chiho
  6. LC: Bronze Angel 6

    Bronze no Tenshiブロンズの天使
    by Saito Chiho
    Shogakukan Flowers, shoujo
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2006.09

    Other versions
    Rereleased in five bunko volumes (per 2011.03)

    Related series
    Bronze no Tenshi Gaiden (one volume spin-off; 2009.01)

  7. Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale (Ayashi no Ceres) vol 2 of 14 by Watase Yuu
  8. LC: Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale 2

    Ayashi no Ceres Tenkuu Otogizoushi
    妖しのセレス 天空お伽草子」 by Watase Yuu
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 1997.04

    Awards
    Winner, 43rd Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Shoujo category

    Reissues/Other languages
    Reissued in seven Shogakukan Bunko from 2005.11 to 2006.02
    English Ceres: Celestial Legend (VIZ Media: (14 volumes per 2006.02), French (Editions Tonkam: Ayashi no Ceres: Un conte de fée céleste: 14 volumes per 2002.01), German (EMA), Spanish (Glènat España: Ceres: La Leyenda Celestial), Italian (Play Press: La fiaba del cielo), Vietnamese Truyền Thuyết Thiên Nữ

    Adaptations
    Studio Pierrot's 24-episode anime adaptation aired in Japan on WOWOW from April to September 2000, with seiyuu Kakazu Yumi as Aya Mikage, Iwao Junko as Ceres, Konishi Katsuyuki as Tooya, Itou Kentarou as Yuuhi, Chiba Susumu as Aki, Miki Shinichiro as Mikagi and Sugita Tomokazu as Mikage Kagami.

    Light novels written by Nishizaki Megumi and illustrated by Watase Yuu: Ayashi no Ceres Episode of Tooya (one volume Palette bunko: 2000.06); Episode of Shuro (Palette bunko: 2000.09); Episode of Aki (Palette bunko: 2001.01); and Episode of Miku (Palette bunko, three volumes from 2001.06 to 2001.08)

    Related
    Sequel: Ayashi no Ceres Gaiden (side story included as furoku for Sho-Comi #18; also compiled in Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden vol 6)
    Watase Yuu Postcard Book Fushigi Yuugi Ayashi no Ceres Imadoki! (Japan release: 2001.01)

  9. Oh Butterfly Oh Flower (Chou yo Hana yo) vol 6 of 8 by Yoshihara Yuki
  10. LC: Oh Butterfly Oh Flower 6

    Chou yo Hana yo蝶よ花よ
    by Yoshihara Yuki
    Shogakukan Petit Comic, josei
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2008.07

    Other languages
    English Butterflies, Flowers (VIZ Media: eight volumes per 2011.09), French (Soleil: Ma petite maîtresse tome 8 released 2010.05) and traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan)

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[Value sets] Paket Komik *Harga Spesial*

  1. Chocolat, Vols. 1–5 of 7 by Kubonouchi Eisaku [IDR 45,000/set]
  2. K2, Vols. 1–5 (of 15+) by Mafune Kazuo [IDR 45,000/set]
  3. Psychotrader Chinami, Vols. 1–2 of 2 by Akihiro Kimura –Complete–  [IDR 18,000/set]
  4. Restore Garage 251, Vols. 1–10 (of 32+) by Tsugihara Ryuji [IDR 90,000/set]

11.29.2011

Kungfu Boy Legends 10, 07-GHOST 3, Q and A 2 (Elex Media 30 November 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Leading with Kungfu Boy Legends volume 10 for obvious, volume-9-came-out-in-2010! reasons, not to mention I don't have a big enuf top DO WANT! 07-GHOST 3 artwork.

Kungfu Boy Legends 10 (Elex Media)

Tekken Chinmi Legends © Maekawa Takeshi/Kodansha
[Serialized in Monthly Shonen Magazine]
Published in Indonesia as Kungfu Boy Legends by Elex Media

Led with the cover, but no Kungfu Boy Legends 10 preview goes with. But one assumes it will deal with the new Dairin Temple arc «Edit Yup, Chinmi, Gunte and Princess Mito's entourage go their separate ways and Chinmi returns to Dairin Temple. Chinmi expects to enjoy a long respite from battles, but...!

07-GHOST vol 3 of 12+
by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino

To avenge his father and his best friend, Teito spends days training hard for his bishop promotion, and the privileges that come with the appointment. But the enemy is not about to leave Teito and the Eye of Mikhail alone. Ayanami sends not only Call but also other flunkies to infiltrate Sanctuary.

The horrific murder of an ex-convict sends ripples of unease across the church, even as the clergy exam approaches ever closer and the acolytes seem none the wiser to the danger they are in. A traitor lurks in the midst, and Teito becomes the target of a Warsfeil - an evolved version of Kor - to bait the Seven Ghost Zehel and draw him out of hiding. [Chuang Yi in its 07-GHOST Vol.3 synopsis]

And when the traitor is revealed, something precious will yet again be lost...

07-GHOST volume 3 compiles Kapitel (chapters) 12 through 17, Nightmare Parts 3 to 8, that 07 Ghost Wiki sez correspond to anime episodes 14 to 18. The most recent tankou Kapitel is 73, Curse, bound in volume 12, published last July. (Though not for long; Volume 13 is skedded to release in Japan the day before Christmas.)

I will add the missing blurbs when they become available. «Done

A note on the special priced sets
Many have observed that this Elex release sked is stronger on the special price packages than current series (value sets outnumber currents four to one). Still, rejoice because among the priced off are Spiral: The Bonds of Reason (volumes 1–10 of 15) and Tokkyu!! (volumes 1–8 and 9–15 of 20). If I knew it would come to this, I wouldn't have traipsed all over the metro just to hunt down these volumes :P

Mangazines: Nakayoshi 11/2011
I'm pretty sure that's Yukina of XX Me! on the cover of the latest Nakayoshi Gress! (even without the glasses and Shigure), but the series spotlight is on Azumi and Joshima and A Gift for My Teacher... [Continued below Other 20 November 2011 highlights]

Elex Media manga (2011.11.30)

  1. 07-GHOST vol 3 of 12+ by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino
  2. 07-GHOST 3 (Elex)

    07-GHOST07‐GHOST
    by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino
    Ichijinsha Comic Zero-Sum, josei
    Volume 3 (chapters 12-17) first published in Japan 2006.11

    Awards
    Double-first prize, 3rd Zero-Sum Comics Grand-Prix

    Other languages
    English 07-GHOST (Go! Comi: 7 volumes [dropped] and Chuang Yi Singapore: volume 9 per 2011.10.04), French (Kazé Editions: 07-Ghost Tome 6 shipped 2011.11.17; Tome 7 street date: 2012.01.02)

    Related series
    07-GHOST CHILDREN (side story; one volume)

    A 07-GHOST Seal and Postcard Book was released by Gakken Marketing in 2009.09

    Adaptations
    Anime: Studio DEEN's 25-episode adaptation, starring seiyuu Mitsuki Saiga (Teito Klein), Namikawa Daisuke (Mikage) and Hayami Sho (Ayanami), aired in Japan from April through September 2009. Since the TV series' end, mini-dramas have been released through limited edition genteiiban (DVDs).

    Audio drama: The 07-Ghost: Kamisama ni Todoku Koibumi drama CD was released in Japan in 2007. The second The Day of Retribution shipped June 2009 and the third 07-Ghost: The Top News Headlines came out October the same year. A special drama CD also streeted in 2009.

  3. Beck vol 29 of 34 by Harold Sakuishi
  4. Beck 29 (Elex)

    BECKBECK」 by Harold Sakuishi
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 29 first published in Japan 2007.02

    Awards
    Winner, 2002 Kodansha Manga Awards in 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)

  5. Inazuma Eleven vol 6 of 10 by Yabuno Tenya
  6. Inazuma Eleven 6 (Elex)

    Inazuma Elevenイナズマイレブン
    by Yabuno Tenya
    Shogakukan Monthly CoroCoro Comic, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2010.06
    The manga ended in Monthly CoroCoro Comic's October 2011 issue.

    Awards
    Winner, 34th Kodansha Manga Awards (2010), in the Children's category

    Related
    Based on LEVEL-5's soccer RPG game, from which an Oriental Light and Magic anime, starring seiyuu Takeuchi Junko as Mark Evans (Endou Mamoru), Nojima Hirofumi as Axel Blaze (Gouenji Shuuya), Yoshino Hiroyuki as Jude Sharp (Yuuto Kidou) and Miyano Mamoru as Shawn Frost (Shirou Fubuki), was also adapted. The TV series premiered 2008.10.05 on TV Tokyo and its sequel, Inazuma Eleven GO, aired episode 14 on 2011.08.03; the Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ogre Shūrai sequel premiered 2010.12.23 in Japan, with Inazuma Eleven GO's movie sequel Inazuma Eleven GO: Kyūkyoku no Kizuna Griffon slated to premiere 2011.12.23.

  7. Kungfu Boy Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) vol 10 of 12+ by Maekawa Takeshi
  8. Kungfu Boy Legends 10 (Elex)

    Tekken Chinmi Legends
    鉄拳チンミLegends
    by Maekawa Takeshi
    AKA Ironfist Chinmi Legends
    Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine, shounen
    Volume 10 first published in Japan 2010.10

    Serializations/Other languages
    Indonesian Shonen Magz (ongoing)
    Simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: 铁拳小子 Legends #11 per 2011.09.)

    Related series
    Prequels: Tekken Chinmi (AKA Kungfu Boy, 35 volumes; reissued in 18 bunko volumes as Kungfu Boy Premium) and Shin Tekken Chinmi (New Kungfu Boy, 20 volumes)

  9. Q and A vol 2 of 5+ by Adachi Mitsuru
  10. Q and A 2 (Elex)

    Q and AQあんどA
    by Adachi Mitsuru
    Shogakukan Gessan, shounen
    Volume 2 (chapters 7-12) first published in Japan 2010.05

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[Value sets] Paket Komik *Harga Spesial* ¹

  1. Beauty Is The Beast, Vols. 1–5 of 5 by Matsumoto Tomo (Bijo ga Yaju) –Complete–  [IDR 40,000/set]
  2. The Bodyguard, Vols. 1–3 (of 6) by Achi Taro and Madara Sai (Kage Kara Mamoru!) [IDR 24,000/set]
  3. Burning Moon, Vols. 1–5 of 5 by Selena Lin –Complete–  [IDR 40,000/set]
  4. Devil & Sweet, Vols. 1–2 (of 2+) by Suzuki Julietta (Akuma to Dolce) [IDR 16,000/set]
  5. The Familiar of Zero, Vols. 1–3 (of 7) Yamaguchi Noboru & Mochizuki Nana (Zero no Tsukaima) [IDR 24,000/set]
  6. Happy Paradise, Vols. 1–2 of 2 by Takarada Iyo (Dakedo Happy Paradise) –Complete–  [IDR 16,000/set]
  7. Hidamari Sketch, Vols. 1–5 (of 6+) by Aoki Ume [IDR 40,000]
  8. Hitohira, Vols. 1–4 (of 7) by Kirihara Idumi [IDR 32,000/set]
  9. I Hate You More Than Anyone, Vols. 1–5 (of 13) by Hidaka Banri (Sekai de Ichiban Daikirai) [IDR 40,000/set]
  10. Love Honor, Vols. 1–2 of 2 by Yamada Daisy (Giri Koi) –Complete–  [IDR 16,000/set]
  11. Pokonyan Pika-Pika, Vols. 1–3 of 3 by Fujiko F Fujio (Pokonyan) –Complete–  [IDR 24,000/set]
  12. Red Haired Anne, Vols. 1–5 of 5 by Igarashi Yumiko (Akage no Anne, Anne no Seishun and Anne no Aijou) –Complete–  [IDR 40,000/set] ²
  13. Rose Hip Zero, Vols. 1–5 of 5 by Fujisawa Toru –Complete–  [IDR 40,000/set] ²
  14. Sexy Simpleton, Vols. 1–8 of 8 by Hwang MiRee –Complete–  [IDR 64,000/set]
  15. Spiral: The Bonds of Reason, Vols. 1–10 of 15 by Shirodaira Kyo & Mizuno Eita (Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna) [IDR 80,000/set]
  16. Summer Storm!, Vols. 1–6 (of 8) by Kobayashi Jin (Natsu no Arashi!) [IDR 48,000/set]
  17. Tale of Poor Sisters, Vols. 1–4 of 4 by Kazuto Izumi (Binbou Shimai Monogatari) –Complete–  [IDR 32,000/set]
  18. Tokkyu!!, Vols. 1–8 (of 20) by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro [IDR 64,000/set]
  19. Tokkyu!!, Vols. 9–15 (of 20) by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro [IDR 56,000/set]
  20. Vinland Saga, Vols. 1–4 (of 10+) by Yukimura Makoto [IDR 32,000/set]
  21. Vitamin Cat, Vols. 1–2 (of 2+) by Sugiyama Ryoko (Neko Vitamin) [IDR 16,000/set]

Note
¹ Volume tallies represent volume totals in country of origin, which may not coincide with Elex Media's latest releases. Elex's most recent volumes for: Hitohira: volume 6 (released 2011.08.18); I Hate You More Than Anyone: volume 7 (7.13); and Vinland Saga: volume 7 (9.19). Spiral: The Bonds of Reason concluded with Elex's release of finale volume 15 on 12 October.
² No volume numbers provided; calculated from same priced value sets.

Mangazines (2011.11.30)

  • Nakayoshi Gress! Issue 11/2011 (Indonesian Nakayoshi)

11.25.2011

School was never like this! | Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts anime premieres 29 November 2011 on Animax Asia

Japanese audio with subtitles

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts ex-Animax Asia

© 2010 Kenji Inoue/PUBLISHED BY ENTERBRAIN, INC. / Baka and Test Project. All rights reserved. [Image from Animax Asia]

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts premieres 29 November 2011, Tuesday, 10pm WIB (UTC+7), on Animax Asia and airs every weekday thereafter. It replaces The Book of Bantorra.

Akihisa Yoshii attends Fumizuki Academy, a school where the students can call forth summoned beings to battle between classes.
–Animax' synopsis

Finally, Gate7 #1 and Kekkaishi #35 of 35 (Chuang Yi simplified Chinese manga out nau~)

Streeted 24 November 2011.

Gate7 #1 and 结界师 #35 (Chuang Yi)

Gate7 © CLAMP/Shueisha [Serialized in Jump SQ]
Kekkaishi © Tanabe Yellow/Shogakukan [First serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Published in simplified Chinese as Gate7 and 结界师 by Chuang Yi Singapore

So Mysterious Girl, Androgyny, Beautiful Female Lead, Bespectacled Protagonist, Guardians, Oni, Strong Female Lead, Folklore, Past Life, Special Abilities in the simplified Chinese premiere of CLAMP's Gate7 and the Kekkaishi Happy Even After, plus moar Diamond and Pearl in the English Pokémon Adventures volume 38.

Chuang Yi's synopses below the release list.

Chuang Yi English manga (2011.11.08)

  1. Pokémon Adventures (Pocket Monster Special) vol 38 of 39+ by Yamamoto Satoshi and Kusaka Hidenori
  2. Pocket Monster Specialポケットモンスタースペシャル
    by Yamamoto Satoshi and Kusaka Hidenori
    Shogakukan Tentoumushi Comics Special, shounen
    Volume 38 first published in Japan 2011.02

    Other languages
    Alternative English version (VIZ Media)

Simplified Chinese manga (2011.11.08)

  1. [Series Premiere] Gate7 (GATE7) #1 of 2+ by CLAMP
  2. 结界师 (Kekkaishi) #35 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow [Finale]

11.23.2011

Bleach 44, Tabi and Fellow Travelers 3, Mail Girlfriend 1 by Oshima Towa (m&c! 23 November 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

Haven't led with a Bleach cover for awhile and luck of the draw gives me...Tōsen Kaname. Ah, well, the last time I got Yammy Llargo; there's a certain...I don't know...synchronicity?

Bleach 44 (m&c!)

Bleach © Kubo Tite/Shueisha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]
Published in Indonesia by Gramedia/m&c!

Rukia is powerless before Espada Yammy's Cero! Good thing a transformed Ichigo busts into Las Noches and comes to her aid. So, too, do Byakuya and Kenpachi, with Rukia's onii-sama ordering Ichigo to leave Yammy to them and return to Karakura-chou to kick Aizen's a*se.

So why is Tōsen the cover boy? Wiki shares: Shinji starts fighting Aizen, while Tōsen attacks his former comrades, Komamura and Hisagi, with his new Hollow powers. Turned into a Hollow, Tōsen overwhelms Komamura...

GET! m&c!'s Bleach 44: Vice It for the rest.

Vice It compiles chapters 378 through 386: Eyes of the Victor, Falta de Armonia, Devil, Devil, Devil, Devil, Words Just Don't Like You, The United Front 「Discordeque Mix」, TOO EARLY TO TRUST, Can't Fear Your Own Sword, Vice It and Bells Are Blue. [NOT m&c!'s chapter titles] The latest tankou chapter is 459, Death & Strawberry 2, bound in Volume 52: End of Bond (Japan release: 2011.10.04) but not for long. Volume 53 streets in Japan on 2 December.

Tabi's rapidly gaining fans, as shown by the number of DO WANT! it got, placing it behind Bleach.

Tabi and Fellow Travelers vol 3 of 6
By Tanakanoka

Shyness and an inability to express herself made peers shun Tabi when she was younger. Only Kou-chan refused to distance himself from her. Tabi's heart always calmed down whenever she heard Kou-chan's stories of a star- and light-filled world. But what of Kurone who got rejected by Tabi?

New m&c! manga
Surprisingly, it's m&c! that licensed Mail Girlfriend. Surprising because Oshima Towa's Mel Kano. first serialized in the seinen Sunday GX, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that if any Indonesian publisher were to publish it, it would've been Level Comics. Neway, I preview Mail Girlfriend and the other debuts—Images of You 1 (Goto Junpei's Ginen Shounen, first serialized in Shonen Sunday Super), Our Gentle Love (Satsuki Mikiko's Futari Koi Fuwari. from the now defunct ChuChu) and Kurumatani Haruko's Suddenly Kiss (Sho-Comi's Ai Kiss - Idol Kiss)—after the release list.

m&c! manga (2011.11.23)

  1. Bleach vol 44 of 52+ by Kubo Tite
  2. Bleach 44 (m&c!)

    BleachBLEACH-ブリーチ-
    by Kubo Tite
    Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump, shounen
    Volume 44 (chapters 378-386) first published in Japan 2010.04

    Awards
    Winner, 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Shounen category

    Other languages
    English Bleach (VIZ Media: 36 volumes per 2011.09 • volume 37 street date: 2011.12.06), French (Glénat; Tome 44 shipped 2011.09 • Tome 45 street date: 2011.12.01), Spanish (Glénat in Spain, Grupo Editorial Vid in Mexico), German (TOKYOPOP Germany: Band 48 per 2011.09 • Band 49 street date: 2011.12.15), Dutch (Kana), Russian (Эксмо), Polish (JPF), Portuguese (Planet Manga) and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: Bleach #51: Love me Bitterly, Loth me Sweetly released 2011.10.04)

    Related
    Kubo Tite and Makoto Matsubara co-authored two Bleach novels: BLEACH-letters from the other side: The Death and The Strawberry (Japan release: 2004.12) and BLEACH: The Honey Dish Rhapsody (2006.10).

    The Bleach All Colour But The Black artbook, compiling color spreads from manga volumes 1 through 19 with original art and author annotations, released in Japan (2006.12), USA (The Art of Bleach, 2008.10) and France (All colour but the black: Recueil des illustrations de Bleach, 2008.11).

    Companion guidebooks have also been published: Bleach SOULs and Bleach VIBEs released 2006.02 in Japan (The English Bleach SOULs. Official Character Book shipped 2008.11 in North America, while the French version streeted 2009.11). A third Bleach Official Bootleg: KaraBuri+ guidebook released 2007.08 in Japan. (English Color Bleach+: The Bleach Official Bootleg released 2010.08.10.) The fourth and fifth Bleach: Official Character Book 2: MASKED and Official Character Book 3: UNMASKED streeted in Japan on 2010.08.04 (same day as Volume 46: Back From Blind) and 2011.06.03 (along with Volume 50: The Six Fullbringers).

    Adaptations
    Studio Pierrot's anime adaptation first broadcast in October 2004 and continues to this day. Season 16: Lost Substitute Shinigami opened with episode 343 on 11 October 2011; latest episode 349 aired 2011.11.22). Seiyuu Morita Masakazu and Orikasa Fumiko star as Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia, with Park Romi playing 10th Division captain Hitsugaya Toshiro. Two OAVs and four theatrical movies—Memories of Nobody; The DiamondDust Rebellion, Another Hyōrinmaru; Fade to Black, I Call Your Name; and Bleach: The Hell Verse—have been released. (Novelizations of these movies have also been published by JUMP J Books: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name in December 2008 and Bleach: The Hell Verse in December 2010.) Additionally, Warner Bros. has confirmed it will be producing a Bleach live-action film.

    At least eight drama CDs have been produced. Featuring the original anime cast, the drama CDs were bundled with the DVDs.

  3. [Series Premiere] Images of You (Ginen Shounen) vol 1 of 4 by Goto Junpei
  4. Images of You 1 (m&c!)

    Ginen Shounen銀塩少年
    by Goto Junpei
    AKA Gelatin Boy
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday Super, shounen
    Volume 1 first published in Japan 2009.10

  5. [Series Premiere] Mail Girlfriend (Mel Kano.) vol 1 of 5 by Oshima Towa
  6. Mail Girlfriend 1 (m&c!)

    Mel Kano.メルカノ。
    by Oshima Towa
    Shogakukan Sunday GX, seinen
    Volume 1 (chapters 1-6) first published in Japan 2006.05

  7. [Premiere] Our Gentle Love (Futari Koi Fuwari.) by Satsuki Mikiko
  8. Our Gentle Love (m&c!)

    Futari Koi Fuwari.ふたり恋ふわり。
    by Satsuki Mikiko
    Shogakukan ChuChu, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2009.07

  9. [Premiere] Suddenly Kiss (Ai Kiss - Idol Kiss) by Kurumatani Haruko
  10. Suddenly Kiss (m&c!)

    Ai Kiss - Idol Kiss
    あい・キス~アイドルKiss~
    by Kurumatani Haruko
    Shogakukan Sho-Comi, shoujo
    This volume first published in Japan 2010.02

  11. Tabi and Fellow Travelers (Tabi to Michizure) vol 3 of 6 by Tanakanoka
  12. Tokyo Angels vol 3 of 3 by Fujii Mihona [Finale]
  13. Tokyo Angels 3 (m&c!)

    Tokyo Angels東京ANGELS
    by Fujii Mihona
    Shueisha Margaret, shoujo
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2006.12

m&c! manhwa (2011.11.23)

Hong Kong manhua (2011.11.23)

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Soul Eater 12, Dawn of The Arcana 4, Under the Rose 5 (Level Comics 23 November 2011 manga) [UPDATED]

So I've filled in the eyecandy, mindcandy and NikBabble™ :D

Soul Eater 12 (Level Comics)

Soul Eater © Ohkubo Atsushi/Square Enix [Serialized in Shonen Gangan]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media/Level Comics

Medusa finally comes clean about her exchange deal: she wants SPSS (DWMA)'s help in obliterating Arachnophobia. Shinigami dispatches Maka, Kid, Ox Ford and Kilik Rung to assault Baba Yaga's castle, but can the strike team work with Medusa? And why does Medusa want to destroy Arachnophobia?

Additional deets from Wiki, which goes on to say (may contain [SPOILERS!]): With Medusa's aid, the team manages to evade the perimeter defenses around Baba Yaga's castle and they successfully infiltrate it. Medusa explains that there are eight locks to Arachne's throne room and that the group will have to separate to destroy them. Ox attempts to search for Kim, who he has feelings for, in the castle. He finds her manipulated by a machine that lowers morality, and she stabs him, claiming her allegiance is to Arachnophobia. (from Wikipedia)

With all the action and drama, not to mention tangled motives, is it any wonder that Soul Eater editor Lenny-san observes that the enemy of my enemy is my friend befits this volume ^ 0 ^?

Soul Eater volume 12 compiles chapters 45 through 48: Trade and Operation: Capture Baba Yaga's Castle (Part 1) ~ (Part 3). [*NOT Level's chapter titles] The latest Soul Eater chapter bound in tankoubon is 87, Just a Simple Murder Story, collected in volume 20 (Japan release: 2011.09.22).

Meanwhile, in the other DO WANT! that tied with one of Level Comics' best sellers! Soul Eater for first place —

Dawn of The Arcana vol 4 of 8+
By Toma Rei

Prince Caesar is horrified to learn of King Guran's plans, and whisks Nakaba off to a palace hideaway—ostensibly for a honeymoon—but with Loki, Velinas, Lito and Velinas's sister Remilia tagging along, is actually a bid to warn the Hybrids. The prince doesn't realize that a traitor hides among them...

Dawn of The Arcana editor Adisti-san promises that the appearance of new chara Remilia bodes ... something? :P

Eight Reimei no Arcana volumes have been published in Japan as of 26 October. Imma still hope that Level licenses the Reimei no Arcana -Hajimari no Koku- light novel, too; wanna join me? :)

New Level titles
After Yugo - Shimokita Peninsula comes the second Yugo II arc, Yugo in Tsushima, Kitakyushu. I preview it after the release list, along with Under the Rose volume 5.

Level Comics manga (2011.11.23)

  1. Dawn of The Arcana (Reimei no Arcana) vol 4 of 8+ by Toma Rei
  2. LC: Dawn of The Arcana 4

    Reimei no Arcana黎明のアルカナ
    by Toma Rei
    Shogakukan Cheese!, shoujo
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Other languages
    English Dawn of the Arcana (VIZ Media: Volume 1 street date: 2011.12.06), French (Kazé Editions: L'Arcane de l'aube: Tome 4 shipped 2011.11.24 • Tome 5 street date: 2012.01.02)

    Related
    The Reimei no Arcana -Hajimari no Koku-黎明のアルカナ-始まりの刻-light novel was published in Japan in 2011.02 under Shogakukan's Flower Comics Lululu Novels label

  3. Soul Eater vol 12 of 20+ by Ohkubo Atsushi
  4. LC: Soul Eater 12

    Soul Eaterソウルイーター
    by Ohkubo Atsushi
    Square Enix Shonen Gangan, shounen
    Volume 12 (chapters 45-48) first published in Japan 2008.06

    Related series
    First appeared as one-shots in two Gangan Powered special editions (Summer and Fall 2003) and Gangan Wing's 26 November 2003 issue. (Regular Monthly Shonen Gangan serialization commenced May 2004.)

    Other languages
    English Soul Eater (Yen Press: seven volumes as of 2011.10.25 • volume 8 street date: 2012.02.28), French (Kurokawa: Tome 17 per 2011.10.13 • Tome 18 street date: 2011.12.08), German (Carlsen Comics: Band 13 shipped 2011.10.28 • Band 14 street date: 2011.12.16) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press Taiwan: SOUL EATER噬魂者 18 released 2011.08)

    Related series
    Soul Eater Not! (spin-off; began serialization in Shonen Gangan 2011.01.12; volume 1 released in Japan 2011.09.22)

    Adaptations
    Manga volumes 1 to 12 adapted to anime by BONES. Fifty-one episodes starring seiyuu Omigawa Chiaki (Maka Alban) and Uchiyama Kouki (Soul Eater) aired in Japan from April 2008 to March 2009.

    Square Enix bundled an audio drama, Soul Eater (Vol. 1): Special Social Studies Field Trip, with an artbook in August 2005. The drama CD featured different actors (Takeuchi Junko as Maka; Hoshi Souichirou as Soul Eater); only Kobayashi Yumiko reprised her Black☆Star role in the TV series.

  5. Under the Rose: Spring's Paean (Under the Rose - Haru no Sanka) vol 5 of 7+ by Funato Akari «Ex-11.16
  6. [Premiere] Yugo in Tsushima, Kitakyushu (Yugo: Kitakyushu Tsushima-hen) by Makari Shinji and Akana Shu
  7. LC: Yugo in Tsushima, Kitakyushu

    Yugo: Kitakyushu Tsushima-hen
    勇午 北九州・対馬編
    by Makari Shinji and Akana Shu
    Kodansha Evening, seinen
    First published in Japan 2005.05; reissued as Yugo The negotiator Kitakyushu Tsushima-hen (Kodansha Manga Bunko per 2011.08)

    Related series
    Part of the Yugo II side stories that include Yugo: Shimokita Hantou-hen (2004.09), published by Level Comics as Yugo - Shimokita Peninsula; Yugo: Tokyo Tanegashima-hen (2006.03); Yugo: Osaka-hen (Volume 1 per 2006.10, volume 2: 2007.02); Yugo: Yokohama Yokosuka-hen (V1: 2008.01 - V2: 2008.02); Yugo: Toyako Summit-hen (V1: 2008.09 - V2: 2009.05); Yugo: Philippines Oda-Hen (V1: 2010.02 - V3: 2010.08), Yugo: Taiwan-hen (V1 2011.06 - V2: 2011.10.21)
    Main story: Yugo (22 volumes)

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[Value sets] Paket Komik *Harga Spesial*

  1. Half an Apple, Vols. 1–5 of 14 by Kodama Yukari (1/2 no Ringo) [IDR 45,000/set]
  2. Happy Hello Work at Age 21, Vols. 1–4 (of 5+) by Yamaguchi Katsumi (Takunabi) [IDR 36,000/set]
  3. Hikayat Genji, Vols. 1–5 (of 13) by Yamato Waki (Asakiyumemishi) [IDR 45,000/set]
  4. Honey Hunt, Vols. 1–5 (of 6+) by Aihara Miki [IDR 45,000/set]
  5. Hurt Me Softly, Vols. 1–2 of 2 by Kitagawa Miyuki (Shinayaka ni Kizutsuite) –Complete–  [IDR 18,000/set]
  6. Officer Monju, Vols. 1–6 (of 12) by Miyashita Hiroki (Seigi Keikan Monju) [IDR 54,000/set]
  7. Red River, Vols. 1–5 (of 28) by Shinohara Chie (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori) [IDR 45,000/set]
  8. Revolution No.3, Vols. 1–3 of 3 by Kaneshiro Kazuki and Akishige Manabu –Complete–  [IDR 27,000/set]
  9. Rumiko Takahashi's Best Story Collection, Vols. 1–2 by Takahashi Rumiko (Takahashi Rumiko Kessaku Tanpenshuu) [IDR 25,000/set]
  10. Show Me the Money, Vols. 1–2 of 2 by Lin Xing Ying (Qiang Qian Nue Shen) –Complete–  [IDR 18,000/set]
  11. Wilderness, Vols. 1–4 (of 7+) by Ito Akihiro [IDR 36,000/set]
  12. Zenith, Vols. 1–6 of 6 by Yoshida Satoshi & Big O (Jinasu - Zenith) –Complete–  [IDR 54,000/set]

Note: Volume tallies represent volume totals in country of origin, which may or may not coincide with Level's latest releases: Hikayat Genji vol 12 (2011.10.26); Red River vol 10 (9.22); Honey Hunt vol 6 (9.19); and Officer Monju vol 10 (9.14). Half an Apple concluded with Level's release of volume 14 on 5 October.

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