Naruto © Kishimoto Masashi/Shueisha
[Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
Naruto inherits Minato and Kushina's resolve and grows stronger. With his new Kyubi-controlling powers, he succeeds in rooting Kisame from within Samehada.
Kisame attempts to flee with valuable intelligence on Akatsuki...does he escape?
So after a month's postponement, here's Naruto volume 54, originally sub-titled
Heiwa e no kakehashi (The Bridge to Peace), which compiles chapters 505 through 514:
Nine-Tails Chakra, Opened!!,
Guy vs. Kisame!!,
A False Existence...!!,
How a Shinobi Dies,
The Bridge to Peace,
An Unexpected Forbidden Technique!!,
We'll All Go Home,
The Truth About Zetsu!!,
Kabuto vs. Tsuchikage!! and
Kabuto's Scheme!! [*NOT Elex chapter titles].
Meanwhile, the even more patience-s–t–r–e–t–c–h–i–n—g Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle—I don't know how peeps could've born the one-year-and-four-months-wait if TRC didn't also serialize in Shonen Magz—asks: All this for a “dream”?
Sakura secures the payment for the Dimension Witch to reveal Fei Wang Reed's sweeping, fiendish scheme. Each memory, each counteraction gains a new measure of complexity, and despite realizing that they're playing right into Fei Wang Reed's hands, Sakura and companions persist on their chosen path...to the country of ‘Infinity’.
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle volume 18:
Subete wa Yume no tame!? (Everything was for the sake of “Dreams”!?) collects Chapitre 133 to 140:
The Journey's Path,
The One and Only,
The Criss-crossing Future,
The Knights on the Game Board,
The Shoulder the Princess Leans on,
The Long Lineage,
The Girl in the Maze and
The Victory with No Joy [*NOT Elex chapter titles].
Gloomy and unpopular middle-schooler Naoki finds his life of video games and ecchi books upended by the arrival of Iroha, a magical girl from the future, who brings Bad, BAD tidings: In the future, Naoki will establish a kingdom and be executed for his dismal adolescent life!
What's Iroha's stake in blabbing the future to our Loser Protagonist Naoki? She's his daughter.
Mahou no Iroha! debuted in 2009 in Shonen Sunday Super; three volumes were collected and released from April 2010 to March 2011. You won't be a stranger to the name "Inoue Kazurou" if you've read Love & Collage (Ai Kora), Midori's Days (Midori no Hibi) or most recently, Undead. [Continued after the release list...]
- Absolute Peace Strategy (Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen) vol 4 of 4 by Ogura Akane [Finale]
- Aoba Bicycle Shop (Namiki Bashidoori: Aoba Jitenshaten) vol 2 of 20 by Miyao Gaku
- Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) vol 3 of 10 by Fujiwara Kiyo
- Doraemon vol 14 of 45 by Fujiko F. Fujio (Right-to-left edition)
- Godhand Teru vol 35 of 61 by Yamamoto Kazuki
- [Series Premiere] Magical Iroha (Mahou no Iroha!) vol 1 of 3 by Inoue Kazurou
- Metal Fight Beyblade vol 6 of 10+ by Adachi Takafumi
- Mokke vol 7 of 9 by Kumakura Takatoshi
- More a Flower than a Flower (Hana Yori mo Hana no Gotoku) vol 3 of 9+ by Narita Minako
- Naruto vol 54 of 59+ by Kishimoto Masashi «Ex-2012.01.18
- Slam Dunk Deluxe (Slam Dunk Kanzenban) vol 4 of 24 by Inoue Takehiko
- Summer Storm! (Natsu no Arashi!) vol 7 of 8 by Kobayashi Jin
- Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol 18 of 28 by CLAMP
- The Tyr Chronicles (Tireujeongi) vol 11 of 11 by Ra InSoo & Son ChangHo [Finale]
- Yozakura Quartet (Yozakura Shijuusou ~Yozakura Quartet~) vol 3 of 11+ by Yasuda Suzuhito
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¹ Sources: Elex STO 15 February 2012 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia Shop (artwork and synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga are priced at IDR 16,500 each except Slam Dunk Deluxe 4 (IDR 20,000/volume).
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Magical Iroha - continued
Other Inoue Kazurou manga
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Inoue Kazurou's anthology of Shonen Sunday shorts Aoi Destruction! AKA Inoue Kazurou Tanpenshū Aoi DESTRUCTION (Japan release: 2007.04) ever released here. For sure, his latest Ane Comi hasn't; the ecchi seinen manga is ongoing serialization in Hakusensha's Young Animal Island magazine (Jets Comics volume 1 published February 2011).
Prince Johanne and Princess Euda finally walk down the aisle, unaware that tragedy follows on the heels of the wedding and threatens the fragile peace between the warring kingdoms of Meteora and Cannan.
The final Absolute Peace Strategy collects chapters 15 to 19 plus an omake.
Tension ratchets as the Ryonan and Shohoku friendship match turns serious. With only a few points separating the scores, captain Akagi is injured, forcing Sakuragi to sub. As the clock ticks the last two minutes of second half, Rukawa re-enters the game. Can the powerful Shohoku 'double team' of Rukawa and Sakuragi capture the win?
Tyr is crestfallen over his older brother Roky having joined the Black Circle. Moreover, Ygg now lies in ruins, after Tyr's battle against the demon Worringnum. Can Tyr still save the brother he has searched for all this time?
A mysterious old man attacks Hime and Akina. Not only can he create monsters, he can even render all the youkai in Sakurashin powerless. Who is he and why does he know so much about the town and the Hiizumi clan's duty?
Other 15 February 2012 highlights
- Aoba Bicycle Shop vol 2 by Miyao Gaku: Musashi, a kendo dojo heir who'd rather practice anything but kendo, becomes intrigued by street jumping. With the BMX bike he bought from the Aoba Bicycle Shop, he covertly practices street jumps. But will his father allow him to continue neglecting the dojo and his duty?
- Arakure - The Wild Ones vol 3 by Fujiwara Kiyo: Sachie is kidnapped! But why does the kidnapper contact only Rakuto from the entire Asagi group? What ties Rakuto to the perp?
- Doraemon vol 14 by Fujiko F. Fujio: Nobita wants more national holidays on the calendar, so he persuades Doraemon into creating a “Lazy Day” — in which everyone gives in to his or her inner lazybones. But on the day itself, Nobita could just about die of boredom...maybe this wasn't such a good idea?
- GodHand Teru vol 35 by Yamamoto Kazuki: After seeing Mahigashi Kosuke, Teru's father, performing a surgery on video, Valhalla's director changes his plans for Teru and lines up Valhalla's best and brightest as Teru's mentors. What exactly is the director planning?
- Metal Fight Beyblade vol 6 by Adachi Takafumi: Ginga and friends advance to the quarter-finals of the Japan Beyblade World Congress to clash with the European rep Julius Caesar who manipulates Gravity Perseus. In the face of Victory at any price! Julius, Ginga's anger explodes!
- Mokke vol 7 by Kumakura Takatoshi: In her new school, Shizuru makes friends with a student possessing similar powers and others who are oblivious of spirits.
- More a Flower than a Flower vol 3 by Narita Minako: Kento lands a challenging role in the Noh drama Futari Shizuka. Challenging not only because Kento will have to muster his entire artistic arsenal, but also because he performs alongside a senior he dislikes.
- Summer Storm! vol 7 by Kobayashi Jin: Hajime and Arashi are trapped in the past because of Hajime's injury. While they puzzle over how to return to the present, someone approaches them. Are Hajime and Arashi in danger?
Still not enuf? Here are the other 15 February 2012 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale 4 · Air Gear 26 · Gurren Lagann 4 · Hotaru's Light 15 of 15 · Go-On! 4 of 4 · Lanfeust of Troy: Getaran Peramal · Smurf: Kekacauan di Desa Smurf · Smurf Bendahara · Smurf dan Krawakakrwa
m&c!: Gamaran 3 · My Lovely Class Leader 8 · Full House: Love Continues 4 · Meet the Banchou 10 · Cherry: Love Special Edition
Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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