☞ Comic prices have gone up↑ as of April 2012, so what used to cost IDR 16,500 now retails for IDR 17,500 apiece. And that premiering World Embryo? Goes for IDR 20,000/volume.
World Embryo © Moriyama Daisuke/Shonen Gahosha
[Serialized in Young King Ours]
Published in Indonesia by Elex Media
A lethal virus ravages the planet, turning humans into monsters called Kanshu. Only FLAG, an organization created to trace the source and eliminate the contagion, knows about the Kanshu; FLAG members, possessed of special powers, are the only ones capable of exterminating the fiends.
Ordinary student Amami Riku receives a message from a dead relative Amane, which drops him smack in the middle of the FLAG–Kanshu conflict and leads him to a child born from a cocoon who would change his life...
Unique premise and loads of action and mystery! goes Elex's thumbs up of Moriyama Daisuke's supernatural seinen series World Embryo. The ongoing manga featuring
Character Growth, Liar, Monsters, Special Abilities, Angst, Babies, Romantic Subplot, Teamwork, Antihero/Heroine, Unique Infected Protagonist (Baka-Updates users' categories for this title) serializes in Young King Ours and its ninth tankou streeted in Japan 7 March 2012.
Before the advent of World Embryo, you prolly already knew the name "Moriyama Daisuke" from the manga (or anime) Chrno Crusade, originally published by Kadokawa Shoten Dragon Comics and reissued—all eight volumes of it—by Shonen Gahosha's YK Comics in 2010. (Wish someone would reissue the series here; the—Pentamedia?—version I have is incomplete.) Other titles credited to Moriyama Daisuke-sensei are the one-volume Mousou Kikou - Adolescence Avatar published by ASCII Media Works in January 2012 and Koko ni Iru Suiren Moriyama Daisuke Tanpenshuu, a collection of short stories released by Kadokawa in September 2002.
- Blooming Youth (Hanasakeru Seishounen) vol 12 of 12 by Itsuki Natsumi [Finale]
- Demon Sacred vol 2 of 11 by Itsuki Natsumi
- Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) vol 10 of 25+ by Yamada Takatoshi
- Inazuma Eleven vol 7 of 10 by Yabuno Tenya
- Over Drive vol 2 of 17 by Yasuda Tsuyoshi
- [Series Premiere] World Embryo vol 1 of 9+ by Moriyama Daisuke
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These manga have been postponed, with no new street dates yet advised: Defense Devil vol 7; Mixim 11 vol 9; More a Flower than a Flower vol 4; Rockman The Shooting Star vol 2; and Tale of the Sea King vol 43. Otoboke Section Chief vol 19 has been tentatively rescheduled to 11 April.
¹ Sources: Elex STO 4 April 2012 (release schedule) and Komikologi and Gramedia.com (artwork and synopses, unless indicated otherwise).
² All manga now retail for IDR 17,500 each (up from IDR 16,500) except World Embryo 1 (IDR 20,000/volume).
³ are commercial Amazon search and/or product links (other language versions).
Rumaty has finally returned to Raginei and for his king's homecoming, devoted Machiavellian retainer Quinza prepares to deploy his final weapon.
Meanwhile, Li-ren who has ditched the leadership of the Fan clan for Kajika's sake faces an extreme reaction from his subordinate Zao.
Everyone is grasping for his/her future.
Needless to say, don't miss the touching climax.
Haven't had enough of our HanaSei bishies? With Blooming Youth's wrap, now might be the time to remind Elex of the Hanasakeru Seishounen: Tokubetsuhen sequel. Two volumes—the first featuring Eugene on the cover and the second, Rumaty—have been published in Japan as of December 2011, and the manga is ongoing serialization in Melody.
Despite the odds, Dr. Koto manages to provide commendable medical care to the residents of the remote island Koshiki where he practices. Mikami Shinichi, a doctor on another isolated isle, admires Dr. Koto and decides to emulate his idol by trying to give a ‘shock’ treatment to a patient who has lost all zest for life because of a debilitating illness.
Dr. Koto volume 10 compiles chapters 103 to 111. The original Japanese volume sub-titled
Dr. Koto, michibiku. included two Special Reports on the Dr. Koto Shinryoujo TV drama cast and the real island model for Koshiki island, but I don't know if the Indonesian version retains these specials. (It prolly does.)
Other 4 April 2012 highlights
- Demon Sacred vol 2 by Itsuki Natsumi: Mika forbids K2 from stepping out of the house on grounds that he could harm others and for his eerie resemblance to Kate, Mona and Rina's idol. Mona and Rina unexpectedly meet the real Kate, but K2 who trails them to Kate's photo shoot is offered a modeling gig?!
- Inazuma Eleven vol 7 by Yabuno Tenya: Mark and his Raimon teammates get the chance to represent Japan and compete in the FFI, but only if they can qualify against other powerhouse athletes considered for the national team.
- Over Drive vol 2 by Yasuda Tsuyoshi: Shinozaki's crush on Fukazawa and his efforts to get close to her lead Shinozaki to the cycling club. After finding his dream, Shinozaki feels like each day is an adventure!
Still not enuf? Here are the other 4 April 2012 manga and manhwa
Level Comics: The Black Swindler 17 · Bambino! Secondo 1 by Sekiya Tetsuji · The Drops of God 11 · GTO Shonan 14 Days vol 5 · GTO 7 · Ami Non Stop 2 · Blue Seal 6 · Holy Talker 1 by Ayamine Rando · Onsen Paradise 5 · Agatha Christie: The Secret Adversary Musuh Dalam Selimut · Smurf: Kekacauan di Desa Smurf
m&c!: Goong [Palace Story] 25 · Idol's Love Story 13 · He Doesn't Belong to Me by Kayoru · Sweet Dog's Stories by Hotta Atsuko · Platonic Form by Ikeda Takashi · Long Hu Men: The Next Battle 7 | Reprints: Kabuki Prince by Sakurakouji Kanoko · The Secret Kiss in a Fairy Tale by Takamiya Satoru · September Storm by Mitsuki Kaco
Iamque opus exegi,
~niki DBA 30uɐlnɯɐnɥ (花木蘭03)
Mistress of Adoxography
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