Fairy Tail © Mashima Hiro/Kodansha [Serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine] · 07-GHOST © Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino/Ichijinsha [Serialized in Comic Zero-Sum] · Kekkaishi © Tanabe Yellow/Shogakukan [First serialized in Shonen Sunday]. Published in Indonesia as Fairy Tail, 07-GHOST and Kekkaishi by Elex Media
To prevent Zelf's resurrection, the Magic Council fires its super cannon Etherion. Elsa—who chooses to sacrifice her life to Gerald—and Natsu who stays behind with her in the Tower of Heaven are sitting (or standing) ducks for the coming apocalypse.
To add to Elex's synops,
Jellal [Gerald] knows that the Council's attack could kill both him and the Fairy Tail wizards—and he isn't running away. What is he plotting? ponders Del Rey's Fairy Tail, Vol. 12: The Doomsday Weapon! preview, as does Pika's Fairy Tail, Tome 12 blurb except in French. Well, you already know the answer if you watched the anime, but if you didn't—and don't mind the SPOIL— Wiki doesn't stop short of revealing Jellal/Gerald's true agenda.
Fairy Tail volume 12 compiles chapters 92 to 100:
Pray to the Sacred Light,
Sleeping Beauty Warrior,
A Life as a Shield,
Titania Falls and
To Tomorrow! [*NOT Elex chapter titles]
For Fairy Tail installments beyond chapter 100, grab the latest Shonen Magz. Issue 01/2012 streets the same day as Fairy Tail 12 (ShoMagz 12/2011 actually shares the cover with volume 12.) Thirty Fairy Tail tankou have been released in Japan as of 16 December 2011. Volume 31 is scheduled for 17 February 2012.
Manga tankou previews resume after the release list.
© Kobayashi Jin
[Weekly Shonen Magazine]
After 10 issues, Kobayashi Jin's kooky school comedy School Rumble again grabs the cover, which portends...whatever... but has to give way to Shigahaku's Ninja Clan (Shiinake no Hitobito), for the Featured series:
Yayoi, a ninja with a grudge against Utsuki and regards her as Shinobi Enemy #1, goes after Shina. Apparently, a secret duty comes with the position of "Master." Something intriguing.
Apart from School Rumble, Ninja Clan and Mashima Hiro's Fairy Tail, these serials also continue: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP, Beck by Harold Sakuishi, Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto, Ghost's Doctor by Sato Yuki, Kungfu Boy Legends by Maekawa Takeshi, Tokkyu! by Komori Yoichi & Kubo Mitsuro, Blazer Drive by Kishimoto Seishi and Code:Breaker by Kamijyo Akimine.
Collecting any of the above series? Reminding what's available by way of tankou (aside from Fairy Tail 12): Beck 30 (released 2011.12.28), Kungfu Boy Legends volume 10 (11.30), Ghost's Doctor 8 (10.12), Vinland Saga 7 (9.19), Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 17 (2010.10.27), Tokkyu! 15 (2010.10.06) and School Rumble
11 (2010.06.16) 12 (2010.09.22).
- 07-GHOST vol 4 of 13+ by Amemiya Yuki, Ichihara Yukino
- Chunchu vol 4 of 15+ (Hiatus) by Kim SungJae & Kim ByungJin
- Ciuman Dewa (Kamisama Hajimemashita) vol 7 of 10+ by Suzuki Julietta
- The Dog's Magical Touch (Himitsu no Wantacchi) vol 3 of 3 by Anisaki Yuna [Finale]
- [Premiere] Doraemon: Kelompok Penjelajah by Fujiko F. Fujio (edu-manga)
- Fairy Tail vol 12 of 30+ by Mashima Hiro
- Juvenile Remix (Maou - Juvenile Remix) vol 8 of 10 by Isaka Kotaro & Osuga Megumi
- Kekkaishi vol 11 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow
- Lum, The Invader Girl (Urusei Yatsura) vol 32 of 34 by Takahashi Rumiko
- Mokke vol 6 of 9 by Kumakura Takatoshi
- My First Mr. Akuno (Hajimete no Aku) vol 6 of 11+ by Fujiki Syun
- Natsume Yujincho vol 2 of 13+ by Midorikawa Yuki
- Princess & The 3 Beasts (Himegimi to Sanbiki no Kemono) vol 4 of 4 by Miyuki Mitsubachi [Finale]
- Shinagawa Cat Story (Shinagawajuku Nekogatari) vol 3 of 4+ by Nishida Kana
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- Shonen Magz Issue 01/2012 (Indonesian Shonen Magazine)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 11 January 2012 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga and manhwa retail for IDR 16,500 except Doraemon: Kelompok Penjelajah (IDR 18,500 each). Shonen Magz 01/2012 is priced at IDR 30,000/issue.
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Featured ongoing series
Ayanami and the Black Hawks storm District 7. Although Teito survives an encounter with a Wars, Michael falls into enemy hands.
As more of Teito's memories start to return, he becomes ever more determined to recover the ‘Eye’ and what he had lost. The clergy exam is finally underway, and his first challenge beckons. [from Chuang Yi's 07-GHOST Vol.4 summary]
07-GHOST volume 4 spans Kapitel (chapters) 18 to 23:
Songs for Souls' Repose~Requiem~,
The Morning of the Bishop Exam,
The Final Door and
The Bridge of Tribulation [*NOT Elex's titles]. Kapitel 18–21 correspond to anime episodes 19–21, IDs 07 Ghost Wiki.
Nanami leaves Tomoe behind and heads off for Izumo alone! There she meets the supreme deity Okuninushi, who tells Nanami to purify the gates of hell, supposedly tainted by high-level youkai. Nanami can't refuse if she wants the god, the creator of the "Izumo ticket test," to apologize to Kayako.
But can Nanami finish her assignment without Tomoe's help?
Ten Kamisama Hajimemashita volumes have been compiled in Japan as of September 2011. The 11th tankou streets 20 January 2012.
Ando Junya, the minute you come within 20 paces, prepare to share your brother's fate!
Master, one of Grasshopper's higher-ups, eyes Junya for extermination. But an unexpected development screws up plans. Who is the man Junya sees, and what is he up to?
Karasumori's kekkaishi repulse Kokuboro's attack but are powerless to prevent Shishio Gen's death at the hands of Kaguro. Yoshimori shrugs off grief long enough to train to avenge Gen. Masamori and his Yagyou troops descend upon Karasumori to help defend the sacred land from another upcoming assault...
Yoshimori allows himself to be captured by Kokuboro to find and defeat Kaguro, Pika's Kekkaishi, Tome 12 synops highlights.
Kekkaishi 11 consists of chapters 96 to 105:
A Passage to Kokuboro,
The Crows of Backyard Mountain,
The Members of the Night Troop,
Kokuboro's Hostage and
Fighting Alone [*NOT Elex chapter titles]. If you want more recent Kekkaishi chapters, check out the latest Shonen Star. The next issue is scheduled for 18 January.
My First Mr. Akuno vol 6 of 11+
By Fujiki Syun
Elex sez —
My First Mr. Akuno spills over with the “sweet-and-sour” of youth, a comedy guaranteed to make you LOL. Lots of pretty girls—and, of course, ecchi leches—and weird items that won't look out of place in Dora*mon!
Eleven Hajimete no Aku tankou have been compiled in Japan as of November 2011. Volumes 12 and 13 are expected to street on 18 January and 17 February 2012 respectively.
Natsume's friends press him to join a test of courage at an old school building destined for demolititon. Initially reluctant, Natsume eventually relents, only to find out that participants are vanishing one after another. Soon, only Natsume and a committee member Sasada are left. Just as Natsume suspected, a certain yokai is disrupting the game, unwilling to permit the building demolition.
Other 11 January 2012 highlights
- Chunchu vol 4 by Kim SungJae & Kim ByungJin: Lieutenant General Homuhae conceals his despair over the murder of his family behind gritty determination. He suspects General Sinji of having committed the crime, but this is just Major General Dam Hwang Kwon's ruse to trigger war... Does even more guilt await the lieutenant general?
- Doraemon: Kelompok Penjelajah by Fujiko F. Fujio (edu-manga): The Explorers stand ready to protect the history of science and invention! Doraemon and Nobita traverse space and time, defending the world's great inventors from mad scientist, Dr. High Man.
- The Dog's Magical Touch vol 3 of 3 by Anisaki Yuna: Mao's bestfriend Asuka falls prey to bullying, and Mao resolves to find out who's behind the secret site that encourages students to pick on schoolmates they don't like. Nuu, Daisuke, Asuka and Sawajiri join Mao in trying to uncover the identity of the site's creator, Dragon.
- Lum, The Invader Girl vol 32 by Takahashi Rumiko: Asuka enrolls in an exclusive girls' school boasting Japan's best anti-male security system. This makes the androphobe feel like she's found heaven on earth. But a physical test held by Tomobiki High's principal compromises the security system?!
- Mokke vol 6 by Kumakura Takatoshi: Shizuru leaves her sister to move into a new school dormitory. The siblings must now face the spirits only they can see on their own. In the dorm, Shizuru finds someone she feels is good friend material, but...
- Princess & The 3 Beasts vol 4 of 4 by Miyuki Mitsubachi: Violet and the 3 Beasts pursue the "King of 100 Treasures" to Fergus where they meet someone privy to Karas' past, who then divulges the secret of the rare "Silver Flower." Violet finally realizes the journey's real purpose, but with understanding comes the recognition that soon she must bid the three thieves farewell...
- Shinagawa Cat Story vol 3 by Nishida Kana: A new student, Mitsuru, joins Ayano's class. While Ayano is delighted at having a new friend, since the transfer student arrived, things have gone missing: a classmate's pretty pen, mom's sake cup, even Mrs. Kishida's cat. But could clever, polite, lacks-for-nothing Mitsuru really be the thief?
Still not enuf? Here are the other 11 January 2012 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: Hotaru's Light 14 · Agatha Christie: The Secret of Chimneys and Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile by François Rivière · Hikayat Genji 13 of 13 · Psychometrist Eiji 25 of 25 · A Spirit of the Sun 13 · Happy Hello Work at Age 21 v5 · Jormungand 5 · Tomo'o 13 · Smurf: Smurfin · Smurf Magang · Pensmurf Perhiasan · Tanguy & Laverdure: Skuadron Bangau Putih
m&c!: Electric Daisy 9 · Beast Lover 1 and 2 of 2 by Motomi Kyousuke · Love Button 5 · Flower of Queen 3 · Born To Cook 10 · Chocolate Magic - Bittersweet by Mizuho Rino · The Story of Wang Fenglei Season 2 Book Seven | Reprints: Café de Romance by Miyawaki Yukino · Figure Star by Nagareda Masami · Hijiri, The Boy Next To Me by Yagami Chitose · My Rival Is My Love by Shiumi Saki
Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography who promises to be back later with the Level and m&c! manga releases
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