Detektif Conan 65, Dr. Koto 9, Faster than a Kiss 2 (Elex Media 4 January 2012 manga)

Of course, the Sherlock Holmes-inspired Meitantei Conan—which has sold more than 120 million copies in Japan alone—grabs the lead.

Update: Changed Shonen Star issue number from "01/2012" to "24/2011" (the former only streets on the 18th of January)

Detektif Conan 65 (Elex Media)

Meitantei Conan © Aoyama Gosho/Shogakukan
[Serialized in Shonen Sunday]
Published in Indonesia as Detektif Conan by Elex Media

Inspector Yamato Kansuke solicits Conan and the gang's help to probe into the mystery of a red wall drizzled with more than just crimson paint, the victim's dying message. Nosing into the investigation is Inspector ‘Koumei,’ none other than Inspector Yamato's rival. Can they all cooperate long enough to crack the case?

Detektif Conan volume 65 also picks up Iron Tanuki where chapter 674 of volume 64 left off, and delves into the mystery of "A Dubious Pair" and the Detective Boys' sparring match with bank robbers within the tankou compiling chapters 675 through 685: Hiding, Unlocking, The Fated Individual, The Trap, Shaking Heart, Accompanying Two Dangerous People, Half-Kill, Red Wall, In The Hand, The Late Koumei and Make Friends Hurry. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]

Dr. Koto vol 9 of 25+
By Yamada Takatoshi

The solo fighter doctor on the remote island of Koshiki, Dr. Koto receives a phone call from Dr. Ebato, the leader in the field of organ transplants, asking for surgical assistance. Koto, about to operate on Madame Uchi, one of the island's oldest residents, declines, but without explanation, later accepts and joins his colleague. Shocked by his decision, the islanders express their dissatisfaction: Why has the doctor abandoned us?

It turns out, the patient Dr. Koto is about to operate on hides an unexpected secret...

Dr. Koto 9: Berpisah collects chapters 90–102.

For more recent Dr. Koto—and Conan—installments, grab the newest Shonen Star. Issue 24/2011 01/2012 of the Indonesian Shonen Sunday streets the same day.

Shonen Star 24/2011 ☆ Detektif Conan by Aoyama Gosho

Shonen Star 24/2011 - Front cover: Detektif Conan

Meitantei Conan © Aoyama Gosho
Shogakukan [Shonen Sunday]

In the latest Detektif Conan chapter —

The Black Organization is again on the move. Members stake out a mall, suspecting that Akai Shuichi survived, after a lookalike is caught on camera with the hostages of an earlier bank heist. At the same time, Detective Mouri Kogoro, looking into the red shirt case, meets a man who's a dead ringer for Akai.

If I read the Wiki summaries right, Elex's Conan volume 65 release ain't that far behind the Indonesian serialization; the preview above slots neatly into volume 67.

The other Shonen Star highlight is the premiere of Mitsuda Takuya's Buyuden. I thought it would be Arakawa Hiromu's Silver Spoon, but perhaps we'll get that in the next Issue 2. At any rate, LOLicious, Pride Before The Fall description of Boxing Meets Romance Buyuden »here. Imma just excerpt the last bit:

Isamu finds out that not only is Moka more athletic than him from all her years of boxing, she's also much smarter than him. Will he able to get over his overly sensitive pride and dive into a romantic relationship?

Mitsuda Takuya is the manga-ka of 1996 Shogakukan Manga Awardee Major. Other ShoStars, notably Wild Life by Fujisaki Masato, Kekkaishi by Tanabe Yellow and Dr. Koto, are also no slouches when it comes to winning Shogakukan manga awards.

Also currently serializing are ARAGO by Arai Takahiro, Magi by Ohtaka Shinobu (which reportedly has a ‘huge project’ in development), Alice in Borderland by Aso Haro, Defense Devil by Youn InWan & Yang KyungIl, My First Mr. Akuno by Fujiki Syun and The World God Only Knows by Wakaki Tamiki.

Collecting the tankou? Most recent volumes apart from Detektif Conan 65 and Dr. Koto 9 that street with ShoStar 1: Kekkaishi vol 10 (2011.10.19 release date), Wild Life 20 (2011.09.28), My First Mr. Akuno 5 (2011.08.15) and Defense Devil 5 (2011.08.10).

Elex Media manga (2012.01.04)

  1. Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) vol 2 of 10 by Fujiwara Kiyo
  2. Arakure - The Wild Ones 2 (Elex)

    Arakureアラクレ」 by Fujiwara Kiyo
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2006.03

    Other languages
    English Wild Ones (VIZ Media: 10 volumes)

  3. Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) vol 65 of 74+ by Aoyama Gosho
  4. Detektif Conan 65 (Elex)

    Meitantei Conan名探偵コナン
    by Aoyama Gosho
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 65 (chapters 675–685) first published in Japan 2009.08

    Winner, 46th Shogakukan Manga Awards, in the Shounen category (tied with Nishimori Hiroyuki's Cheeky Angel)

    Other languages/serializations
    Ongoing Indonesian serialization in Shonen Star
    English Case Closed (VIZ Media: 41 volumes as of 2012.01.10 • volume 42 street date: 2012.04.10), French (Kana: Détective Conan Tome 66 per 2011.12.02 • Tome 67 street date: 2012.03.02), Dutch (Kana), Spanish (Planeta DeAgostini Comics Spain), German and Swedish (Egmont), simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi Singapore: 名侦探柯南 #73 scheduled for 2012.01.05)

    Detektif Conan Seri Animasi TV (based on the TV series) and Detektif Conan Spesial (special editions by Aoyama-sensei's assistants that diverge from the main plot)

    Ongoing anime (episode 641 aired 2011.12.17), starring seiyuu Takayama Minami (Edogawa Conan) and Yamazaki Wakana (Mori Ran), at least 22 OAVs (Shonen Sunday Original animation, Magic File and Phantom Thief Kid specials, with the latest Phantom Thief Kid special, Love on the Ski Slope on Christmas Eve released 24 December 2011), 16 animated films (the 16th Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker premieres 14 April 2012 in Japan) and four live-action TV drama, including the prequel Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo's Written Challenge - The Good-bye Prologue (Oguri Shun as Kudo Shinichi and Kurokawa Tomoka as Ran), the follow-up Shinichi Kudo Returns! Showdown with the Black Organization (Fujisaki Nao as Conan), the third Shinichi Kudo's Written Challenge! The Mystery of the Legendary Strange Bird special (aired 2011.04.15 starring Mizobata Junpei as Kudo Shinichi) and the Kudo Shinichi he no Chosenjo TV drama that premiered 7 July 2011 and ended 29 September (also stars Mizobata Junpei as Kudo Shinichi).

  5. Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) vol 9 of 25+ by Yamada Takatoshi
  6. Dr. Koto 9: Berpisah (Elex)

    Dr. Koto ShinryoujoDr.コトー診療所
    by Yamada Takatoshi
    Shogakukan Weekly Young Sunday (later moved to Big Comic Original in 2008), seinen
    Volume 9 (chapters 90–102) first published in Japan 2003.04

    Winner, 49th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the General category

    Indonesian Shonen Star (ongoing)

    Other languages
    French (Kana: Dr Kotô Tome 21-22 shipped 2011.10.21 • Tome 23 street date: 2012.01.20), traditional Chinese (Ching Win Taiwan: 離島大夫日誌 25 released 2010.11)

    The award-winning Dr. Coto's Clinic, an 11-episode live-action TV drama starring Yoshioka Hidetaka as Dr. Coto/Goto Kensuke aired from July to September 2003 on Fuji TV, followed by two specials (the first aired between 9 and 10 January 2004 and the second from 12 to 13 December of the same year). A second also award-winning 11-episode season followed between October and December 2006.

    Dr. Koto My First BIG Specials: The Advent!, Miracle in the hand (2006.10) and My First BIG editions: Suspected, Despair (2006.11) and Consider (2006.12)

  7. Faster than a Kiss (Kiss Yori mo Hayaku) vol 2 of 10+ by Tanaka Meca
  8. Faster than a Kiss 2 (Elex)

    Kiss Yori mo Hayakuキスよりも早く
    by Tanaka Meca
    Hakusensha LaLa, shoujo
    Volume 2 first published in Japan 2007.12

    Other languages
    Traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 新娘16歲 8 released 2011.07)

    Faster than a Kiss drama CD included in LaLa's May 2008 and November 2009 issues, with seiyuu Chiba Saeko voicing Kaji Fumino, Yusa Kōji as Ojiro Kazuma and Sawashiro Miyuki as Kaji Teppei

  9. Gogogo to the West (Gogogo Saiyuki Shin Gokuden) vol 4 of 8+ by Konishi Noriyuki
  10. Gogogo to the West 4 (Elex)

    Gogogo Saiyuki Shin Gokuden
    by Konishi Noriyuki
    Shogakukan Corocoro Comic, shounen
    Volume 4 first published in Japan 2010.02

  11. Metal Fight Beyblade vol 5 of 10+ by Adachi Takafumi
  12. Metal Fight Beyblade 5 (Elex)

    Metal Fight Beyblade
    メタルファイト ベイブレード
    by Adachi Takafumi
    AKA Beyblade: Metal Fusion
    Shogakukan Monthly CoroCoro Comic, shounen
    Volume 5 first published in Japan 2010.06

    Volume 5 chapters:
    20. Stand up, Ginga!!
    21. A tough new enemy, landing in Japan!!
    22. Opening! Big Bang Bladers
    23. Ginga vs The Army of Darkness!! Another tale of fierce fighting.
    [*NOT Elex chapter titles]

    Other languages
    English Metal Fight Beyblade (Chuang Yi Singapore: five volumes as of 2011.11.08)

    Tatsunoko Pro, Synergy SP and Nelvana collaborated on a Metal Fight Beyblade anime adaptation. Fifty-one episodes comprising Season 1 and the follow-up Battle Bladers aired on TV Tokyo from April 2009 to March 2010.

    The Metal Fight Beyblade VS the Sun - The Movie: Sol Blaze, the Scorching-hot Invader animated feature premiered in Japan in August 2010.

  13. Rinne (Kyoukai no Rinne) vol 6 of 10+ by Takahashi Rumiko
  14. Rinne 6 (Elex)

    Kyoukai no Rinne境界のRINNE
    by Takahashi Rumiko
    AKA Circle of Reincarnation Rinne
    Shogakukan Shonen Sunday, shounen
    Volume 6 first published in Japan 2010.12

    Volume 6 chapters:
    49. The Power Stone's Curse
    50. The Chain of Negativity
    51. Spirits
    52. The Look-Alike Ghost
    53. Love Song
    54. The Shinigami Clerk
    55. Seizure
    56. Capital
    57. Inside The Crate
    58. Ring of Judgment
    [*NOT Elex's chapter titles]

    Other languages/serializations
    English Rin-ne (VIZ Media: seven volumes per 2011.11 • volume 8 street date: 2012.03.06; serialized in and Chuang Yi: volume 6 per 2011.11), French (Kazé Editions: Tome 7 per 2011.10), German (EMA: Kyokai no RINNE Band 6 shipped 2011.12 • Band 7 street date: 2012.03) and traditional Chinese (Sharp Point Press: 境界之輪迴 8 released 2011.12.05)

  15. Slam Dunk Deluxe (Slam Dunk Kanzenban)vol 3 of 24 by Inoue Takehiko
  16. Slam Dunk Deluxe 3 (Elex)

    Slam Dunk (Kanzenban)
    SLAM DUNK 完全版
    by Inoue Takehiko
    Shueisha Jump Comics Deluxe, shounen
    Volume 3 first published in Japan 2001.04

    Related series
    Slam Dunk tankoubon (31 volumes, originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump
    Kaede Purple (1998 one-shot Slam Dunk alternate story)

    Winner, 40th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Shounen category

    Other languages (Tankoubon release)
    Indonesian (Elex Media, 31 volumes), English Slam Dunk (Gutsoon! Entertainment [2003-2004; Dropped]; VIZ Media: from 2008 - 19 volumes per 2011.12.06 • volume 20 street date: 2012.02.07; Chuang Yi Singapore: 31 volumes; and Summit Media Publishing Philippines), French (Kana: 31 volumes), Spanish (Editorial Ivréa and Grupo Editorial Vid México), German (Planet Manga), Portuguese (Conrad Brazil), traditional Chinese (Da Ran Culture Enterprise Co., Ltd. (forfeited); Sharp Point Press Taiwan)

    Toei Animation's 101-episode anime TV series adapting manga volumes 1-22 aired from October 1993 to March 1996 in Japan, starring seiyuu Kusao Takeshi (Sakuragi Hanamichi), Hiramatsu Akiko (Akagi Haruko), Midorikawa Hikaru (Rukawa Kaede), Yanada Kiyoyuki (Akagi Takenori), Okiayu Ryotaro (Mitsui Hisashi) and Shioya Yoku (Miyagi Ryouta). At least five anime film sequels were also produced: Slam Dunk (Japan premiere: 1994.03.12), Slam Dunk: Zenkoku Seiha da! Sakuragi Hanamichi (1994.07.09), Slam Dunk: Shōhoku Saidai no Kiki! Moero Sakuragi Hanamichi (1995.03.04) and Slam Dunk: Hoero Basketman Tamashii! Hanamichi to Rukawa no Atsuki Natsu (1995.07.15)

  17. Topeng Kaca vol 20 of 24+ Deluxe (Glass no Kamen [Bunko]) by Miuchi Suzue
  18. Topeng Kaca 20 Deluxe (Elex)

    Glass no Kamenガラスの仮面 白泉社文庫
    by Miuchi Suzue
    Hakusensha Bessatsu Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Bunko volume 20 first published in Japan 1995.06

    Glass no Kamen tankoubon (47 volumes per 2011.07 • volume 48 street date: 2012.02.25)

    The Glass Mask Comic Fanbook was released in Japan 2010.09 under the Hana to Yume Comics Special label.

    Three anime series and two live-action drama seasons

  19. Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) vol 2 of 11 by Takaya Natsuki
  20. Twinkle Stars 2 (Elex)

    Hoshi wa Utau星は歌う」 by Takaya Natsuki
    Hakusensha Hana to Yume, shoujo
    Volume 2 (chapters 6–11) first published in Japan 2008.05

    Other languages/serializations
    Serialized until chapter 7 in the Indonesian HanaLaLa [discontinued])
    English and simplified Chinese (Chuang Yi: English volume 6 per 2011.09; 星歌恋曲 #6 per 2010.06), traditional Chinese (Tong Li Taiwan: 星歌戀曲 10 released 2011.12.08), French (Delcourt Twinkle Stars: Le Chant des Etoiles Tome 11 per 2011.11), German (Carlsen Comics Band 3 shipped 2011.10 • Band 4 street date: 2012.03.20), Italian Le stelle cantano (Panini Comics) and Spanish La melodía de las estrellas (Norma Editorial Spain)

    Geneon Entertainment's Hoshi wa Utau drama CD, starring seiyuu Tomatsu Haruka (Shiina Sakuya), Kondo Takashi (Aoi Chihiro) and Takahashi Hiroki (Miyako Kanade), released 2010.02 in Japan.

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Mangazines (2012.01.04)

  • Shonen Star Issue 24/2011 (Indonesian Shonen Sunday)
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