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)
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:
The Fated Individual,
Accompanying Two Dangerous People,
In The Hand,
The Late Koumei and
Make Friends Hurry. [*NOT Elex chapter titles]
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.
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).
- Arakure - The Wild Ones (Arakure) vol 2 of 10 by Fujiwara Kiyo
- Detektif Conan (Meitantei Conan) vol 65 of 74+ by Aoyama Gosho
- Dr. Koto (Dr. Koto Shinryoujo) vol 9 of 25+ by Yamada Takatoshi
- Faster than a Kiss (Kiss Yori mo Hayaku) vol 2 of 10+ by Tanaka Meca
- Gogogo to the West (Gogogo Saiyuki Shin Gokuden) vol 4 of 8+ by Konishi Noriyuki
- Metal Fight Beyblade vol 5 of 10+ by Adachi Takafumi
- Rinne (Kyoukai no Rinne) vol 6 of 10+ by Takahashi Rumiko
- Slam Dunk Deluxe (Slam Dunk Kanzenban)vol 3 of 24 by Inoue Takehiko
- Topeng Kaca vol 20 of 24+ Deluxe (Glass no Kamen [Bunko]) by Miuchi Suzue
- Twinkle Stars (Hoshi wa Utau) vol 2 of 11 by Takaya Natsuki
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- Shonen Star Issue 24/2011 (Indonesian Shonen Sunday)