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Meitantei Conan © Aoyama Gosho/Shogakukan
[Serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Published in Indonesia as Detektif Conan by Elex Media
Detective Shiratori reunites with the girl he once helped apprehend a criminal. But it turns out now that she's a homicide suspect!?
Aoyama Gosho's Detektif Conan vol 66 also wraps the red wall case and investigates a haunted warehouse, a fight over a lucky charm and the murder of a GothLoli. Volume 66—which shares a cover with Shonen Star Issue 03/2012— compiles chapters 686 through 696:
Conan vs Detective Boys,
The Secret of the Warehouse,
Charm Recovery Strategy,
The Greatest Game,
Goth Loli. [*NOT Elex/Shonen Star chapter titles; DON'T click the link if you don't want to be SPOILED!]
The latest Meitantei Conan chapter collected into tankou is 795
Destined to Re-Enter The Flames bound in volume 75 (Japan street date: 2012.04.14). That particular JP volume 75 boasts two versions: regular and special edition with the Nendoroid Petit Conan wearing the Tokyo Spirits uniform freebie to tie in with the 16th Meitantei Conan movie—The Eleventh Striker—
a collaboration with the J. League Division 1 to commemorate its twentieth anniversary. The movie also premieres 14 April 2012 in Japan.
Okaeri, yoi kaze. The 2.25-year investment ends with —
May contain SPOILERS!
Thobari finally reveals the truth he alone has kept hidden for ten years — while everyone else's memory had been erased. Asahi, then possessor of the Shinra Bansho, tried to relinquish the Hijutsu using the Zeku, at the same time ninja from all corners converge on Banten to seize the Shinra Bansho. Akatsuki is killed trying to protect Asahi, and Thobari's grandfather comes under attack.
As the wheel comes full circle, and the time to detach the Shinra Bansho again looms, will history repeat itself and ultimately seal the fate of the Nabari ninja? See for yourself in The Ruler of Nabari finale (why the smile :P).
The Ruler of Nabari volume 14 contains chapters: 69 to 72:
To the Place that Memories Return―――Kotarou Fuuma,
To the Place that Memories Return―――Hakutaku,
To you, Farewell and
To you, Welcome Home. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]
Mangazines and new Elex titles
Elex launches the Rockman The Shooting Star manga that adapts the Ryuusei no Rockman videogame Capcom developed for the Nintendo DS, and liberates the third Shonen Magz of the year. Deets after the release list.
- Alice Academy (Gakuen Alice) vol 17 of 26+ by Higuchi Tachibana
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) vol 66 of 75+ by Aoyama Gosho
- Ghost's Doctor (Youkai no Oisha-san) vol 9 of 15 by Sato Yuki
- Kekkaishi vol 13 of 35 by Tanabe Yellow
- The Knight in the Area (Area no Kishi) vol 4 of 30+ by Igano Hiroaki & Tsukiyama Kaya
- Kojiro vol 7 of 7 by Muraeda Kenichi [Finale]
- Kungfu Boy vol 11 of 18 Premium (Tekken Chinmi [Bunko]) by Maekawa Takeshi
- New Kobochan (Shin Kobo-chan) vol 16 of 23+ by Ueda Masashi
- [Series Premiere] Rockman The Shooting Star (Ryuusei no Rockman) vol 1 of 3 by Itagaki Masaya
- The Ruler of Nabari (Nabari no Ou) vol 14 of 14 by Kamatani Yuhki [Finale]
- Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol 19 of 28 by CLAMP
- Wild Life vol 22 of 27 by Fujisaki Masato
[Release links are hide/unhide. Click for more details.]
- Shonen Magz Issue 03/2012 (Indonesian Shonen Magazine)
¹ Sources: Elex STO 14 March 2012 (release schedule and selected artwork) and Komikologi and Gramedia.com (artwork and synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga (still) retail for IDR 16,500 except Kungfu Boy 11 Premium (IDR 24,000/volume) and New Kobochan 16 (IDR 15,000). Shonen Magz 03/2012 is priced at IDR 30,000/issue.
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
When he merges with FM Alien Warlock, Hoshikawa Subaru transforms into Rockman, battling other Web creatures to uncover clues about his father, missing since a spacecraft accident.
Itagaki Masaya's three-volume Ryuusei no Rockman first serialized in CoroCoro Comic, which ought to clue you in on whether this *cough*kodomo*cough* manga is for you.
Other Itagaki Masaya manga
Itagaki Masaya followed up Rockman The Shooting Star/Ryuusei no Rockman with the manga for the second Mega Man Star Force videogame: Tribe Ryuusei no Rockman Butō Gaiden. One volume was published under the CoroCoro Dragon Comics label in August 2008.
Itagaki Masaya is also credited with—still unlicensed, unless I'm wrong—Masquerade, also first serialized in CoroCoro Comic (two volumes compiled between 2006.01 and 2006.08).
Featured ongoing series
The grade-school principal targets Mikan's newly-acquired Stealing Alice; what kind of ‘disciplining’ do Mikan and her allies face? Meanwhile, an Alice Academy faction claiming to support Mikan shows up, and asks her to get out of the school—STAT!
Alice Academy vol 17 compiles Stories 95 through 100 and the
Other Story - Ghost and Starry Sky side story. (YES, those are Elex's titles.)
Twenty-six Gakuen Alice tankou have been published in Japan as of 20 February 2012.
Another open letter back cover blurb for Ghost's Doctor:
One story ends this volume, and I can finally relax a bit...NOT! I only remember the embarrassing parts. I have to work harder so that my story satisfies me and my readers. I hope you will continue to take care of me!
Kokuboro disintegrates, but at the heart of the castle, Yoshimori faces off against Kaguro. To ward off his opponent's deadly attacks, Yoshimori uses his new power, Zekkai. Kaguro, however, will not go down that easily...
Who arrives unexpectedly to Yoshimori's aid? questions Pika's Kekkaishi, Tome 13 blurb. And if Yoshimori
survives and returns home as the conquering hero, does an even greater evil lie in wait...? asks VIZ Media's Kekkaishi, Vol. 13 preview in its turn.
The final moments of Kokuboro and The After in Kekkaishi volume 13, which collects chapters 116 to 125:
Master and Disciple. [*NOT Elex/Shonen Star chapter titles]
Oudow returns to Dairin Temple and holds the head monk and the old man hostage. No power can take down Oudow, not even bone-crushing kungfu. The only choice left is Dairin Temple's ultimate Lightning God technique.
Can Chinmi master the martial arts in time to save Oudow's captives?
The group—minus Syaoran—heads for Infinity, a land where humans are nothing but pawns in a deadly game of “chess”. Sakura leads her team in victory after victory, her eye on a prize that just might cost her her remaining companion's lives.
[Additions from Del Rey's Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol. 19:
The Queen's Checkmate!– and Chuang Yi's TSUBASA Reservoir Chronicle Vol.19 descriptions]
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle volume 19:
Hime wa Tomo no Mirai o Kaerareru no ka!? compiles chapters 141 through 149:
The Momentary Fugitive,
The Solitary Princess,
The Future Decision,
The Most Important,
The Unraveling World,
That Which Was Seen in a Dream,
The Three Worlds,
The Two Choices and
The Beloved Future.
[*NOT Elex/ShoMagz chapter titles; DON'T click the link if you don't want to be SPOILED!]
Thanks to a mysterious magic girl, Inu transforms into a veterinarian. Not only does he now rival Tessho in knowledge, he also can understand the animals' feelings. Given the tenseness of the situation, can Inu handle ALL of Tessho's work?
Wild Life volume 22 consists of chapters 186 to 194; if you want more recent chapters, go to Shonen Star 04/2012 and earlier (or later).
Other 14 March 2012 highlights
- The Knight in The Area vol 4 by Igano Hiroaki & Tsukiyama Kaya: Kakeru enrolls in Enoshima High to track down Araki, the midfielder whose genius his brother acknowledged. Not long after joining Enoshima FC, however, Kakeru learns of something unexpected, something that may well jeopardize the future of his soccer career.
- Kojiro vol 7 of 7 by Muraeda Kenichi: Together with Kojiro, Nagisa flies to the US; her sole objective, to see their father. The long journey dispels lingering doubts, and more importantly, allows Nagisa to again meet Maxwell, the mystery man who once helped Nagisa overcome her confusion.
Tokkyu! © Komori Yoichi
& Kubo Mitsuro/Kodansha
[Weekly Shonen Magazine]
To fix the broken Kandachi, Daichi and Misora pay a visit to legendary mechanic Gen, even as Kirinkai renews efforts to seize Daichi's ‘hidden power’.
- School Rumble by Kobayashi Jin
- Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP
- Code:Breaker by Kamijyo Akimine
- Beck by Harold Sakuishi
- Ghost's Doctor (Youkai no Oisha-san) by Sato Yuki
- Vinland Saga by Yukimura Makoto
- Kungfu Boy Legends (Tekken Chinmi Legends) by Maekawa Takeshi
- Ninja Clan (Shiinake no Hitobito) by Shigahaku
- Fairy Tail by Mashima Hiro
Latest manga volumes
Collecting the tankou? Latest Elex compiles — Ghost's Doctor: volume 9 and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: volume 19 (2012.03.14 street date); School Rumble: volume 14 and Tokkyu!: volume 16 (3.07); Fairy Tail: volume 12 (1.11); Beck: volume 30 (2011.12.28); Kungfu Boy Legends: volume 10 (11.30); and Vinland Saga: volume 7 (9.19).
Still not enuf? Here are the other 14 March 2012 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: Bloody Monday 8 · Ceres: A Heaven's Fairy Tale 5 · X Blade 10 · Bronze Angel 7 of 7 · Drug-On 1 by Saito Misaki · Ami Non Stop 1 by Kitagawa Miyuki · Brave Story 8 · Dark Edge 4 · Last Inning 12 · Lanfeust of Troy: Permaisuri Cixi · Rantanplan: Pembawa Pesan
m&c!: Namida Usagi ~Tears of First Love~ 6 · Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives 1 by Ellen Schreiber · Born To Cook 11 · Full House: Love Continues 5 of 5 · Secret 10 of 10 · Pedang MahaDewa: Future 6 of 6 | Reprints: Pure Love Junky by Shiumi Saki · Rhapsody in July by Kuze Mizuki · The Rival by Amane Yuko · Romance of Herself by Yamanaka Rico · Say It Marin Chan by Oobayashi Miyuki
Iamque opus exegi,
~Niki C. DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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