Update2: Of course there's no Animal Doctor 10 preview. It's been postponed to next week! Also, can anyone confirm that value sets (Paket) Hell Girl, Vols. 1–9 and Ouran High School Host Club, Vols. 1–8 have been postponed to 22 Feb? (the word from Angelzon; forgot to check in the wild)
Kekkaishi © Tanabe Yellow/Shogakukan [First serialized in Shonen Sunday] · V.B. Rose © Hidaka Banri/Hakusensha [First serialized in Hana to Yume]. Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
It's the end of the VBR world as we know it when Sakura's cat shreds the wedding gown Ageha was supposed to show off at the Bridal Fair. Arisaka scrambles to design a replacement, and to shore up Ageha's spirits, presents her with...
For Ageha (and the rest of us) to geek out on:
Your cat's clawing behavior may raise your blood pressure, but it relieves feline stress, sort of like the kitty equivalent to human nail biting. In fact, upset cats often target items that smell like their beloved human (your bed, your favorite chair), not because they're angry or vindictive, but because they love you so much and scent-sharing makes them feel better. [–Animal behavior consultant and award-winning author Amy D. Shojai]
After that feline psychology digression, back to the Most Wanted Manga. (
I would've followed up with the Animal Doctor 10 preview—especially as that tankou has a cat on the cover—but No. Preview!) Edit: See NikBabble™ at the top of the post.
Duel to the death in Kurosusuki!
Yoshimori agrees to be brought to Kokuboro as a hostage to confront Kaguro and avenge Shishio. While imprisoned, he meets "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" Matsudo Heisuke who has also infiltrated the ayakashi stronghold to settle a festering score with a certain "Shiranuma."
Kekkaishi volume 12 compiles chapters 106 through 115:
Byaku and Matsudo,
The Man Who Would Not Die,
Outside the Other World and
Achilles Heel. [*NOT Elex chapter titles].
For Kekkaishi chapters upwards of 115, check out Shonen Star.
New Elex titles
by Inoue Yumiko, Han KyungMi
The death of a girl made them suspects. The death of a girl brought them closer. The death of a girl taught them the meaning of life.
The story of three 19-y.o.'s struggling to uncover the truth! So sez Elex, adding that the standalone murder mystery AKA 나의 19세, I'm 19, My 19 Years and 19 Years Old has been made into a movie starring T.O.P and Big Bang's Seung Ri as Seo Jung Hoon and Park Min Seo, wanted for murder along with Cha Eun Young, portrayed by Heo Yi Jae. (Thanks, DramaWiki.) No cover yet; maybe later. «Done, see right.
- [Premiere] 19 Nineteen by Inoue Yumiko, Han KyungMi
- Dodge Fighters (Ganbare! Dodgeball Fighters) vol 10 of 10 by Murakami Toshiya & Saito Muneo [Finale]
- Kekkaishi vol 12 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow
- Piano Hutan (Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai) vol 20 of 21+ by Isshiki Makoto
- V.B. Rose vol 9 of 14 by Hidaka Banri
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- English School Wars, Vols. 1–2 of 2 by Matsumoto Tomo (Eikaiwa School Wars) –Complete– [IDR 16,000/set]
- Golden Days, Vols. 1–8 of 8 by Takao Shigeru –Complete– [IDR 64,000/set]
- Hell Girl, Vols. 1–9 of 9 by Eto Miyuki & Jigoku Shoujo Project (Jigoku Shoujo) –Complete– [IDR 72,000/set] «Postponed to 2012.02.22?
- Kämpfer, Vols. 1–2 (of 7+) by Tatibana Yu, Tsukiji Toshihiko [IDR 16,000/set]
- Legend of Nereid, Vols. 1–10 of 15 by Hwang MiRee [IDR 80,000/set]
- Maria Holic, Vols. 1–3 (of 8+) by Endou Minari [IDR 24,000/set]
- Mixim 11, Vols. 1–2 (of 12) by Anzai Nobuyuki [IDR 16,000/set]
- Ouran High School Host Club, Vols. 1–8 (of 18) by Hatori Bisco (Ouran Koukou Host Club) [IDR 64,000/set] «Postponed to 2012.02.22?
*Volume tallies represent volume totals in country of origin, which may not coincide with Elex Media's latest releases. Elex's most recent volume for Mixim 11: volume 7 (2012.01.25 street date) and Ouran High School Host Club: volume 9 (2011.11.02). Legend of Nereid concluded in February 2011; the volume 11–15 value set streeted last week (1.25).
¹ Sources: Elex STO 30 January - 1 February 2012 (release schedule) and Komikologi and/or Gramedia Shop (synopses and artwork, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga retail for IDR 16,500 each. Value set SRPs indicated beside their respective entries.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Featured ongoing series
Piano Hutan vol 20 of 21+
By Isshiki Makoto
Kai-kun gomen...... Boku wa kimi ga kiraidatta zutto......
Despondent over his loss, Amamiya Shuhei vents his frustration and hurt at Ichinose Kai. Will Shuhei's anger ruin Kai's upcoming performance?
Meanwhile, another contestant faces a shocking setback. What exactly happened to Pang Wei!?
Other 1 February 2012 highlights
- Dodge Fighters vol 10 of 10 by Murakami Toshiya & Saito Muneo: The Dodge Fighters look defeat straight in the eye as they face off against Hokkaido's Team Douou Farms in the final eight. Douou Farms manages to suppress the Fighters with its superlative teamwork, but a glitch in the apparently flimsy cooperation threatens the almost there victory.
Still not enuf? Here are the other 1 February 2012 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: xxxHOLiC 15 · Blood Alone 4 · Until Death Do Us Part 10 · Magister Negi Magi 29 · Karakuri Circus 8 · New Comic Bomber 9 · Red River 12 · Sky of Love 9 · Haruka 17 V15 · Ranko the Governor 2 · Officer Monju 11 | [Paket] Value sets: Life Existence, Vols. 1–3 of 3 · Miso-Com Vols. 1–5 · Zipang Vols 1–6
m&c!: Goong [Palace Story] 23 · Next To You 5 · My Kingdom 4 · Idol's Love Story 11 · Long Hu Men: The Next Battle 5
Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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