As previously reported, Elex Media has announced that Iro Aida’s Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun manga will be released in Indonesia in March 2019 with the name Hanako Si Arwah Penasaran. A comic book release schedule posted on 4 March 2019 has confirmed that  the manga is scheduled to be released on 6 March 2019. It also confirms that Dragon Ball Super and Scary Lessons-Reincarnation manga will be released on the same date.

“Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun” first volume cover by Elex Media Komputindo

Serialized in Square Enix’s GFantasy magazine in June 2014, Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun tells about the number seven mystery in the Seven Mysteries of Kamome Academy, Hanako. Hanako is a ghost who lives in the third toilet on the third floor of the old school building and rumoured to grant wishes. The story revolves around Nene Yashiro who always gets involved in supernatural matters at her school.

“Dragon Ball Super” first volume cover by Elex Media Komputindo

Dragon Ball Super is a sequel to Akira Toriyama‘s Dragon Ball manga. Illustrated by Toyotaro and overseen by Akira Toriyama, the manga started serialization in monthly magazine V-Jump in June 2015.

Scary Lessons–Reincarnation (Zekkyou Gakkyuu Tensei) is a sequel to Emi Ishikawa’s original Scary Lessons manga. Scary Lessons follows a ghost girl named Yomi who tells the reader various scary stories. The stories tell of horrors which slumbers in the midst of everyday life and waited to pounce on the unsuspecting.

The original Scary Lessons manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Ribon magazine in 2008 and ended with 20 volumes in February 2015. Later, Ishikawa launched the Scary Lessons–Reincarnation series in June 2015. The manga has been ongoing for eight volumes and still continues. The manga was adapted into a live-action film in June 2013 and received a special anime adaptation in April 2016.

Elex Media Komputindo is a publishing unit under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics.

DISCLAIMER: the availability of books at bookstores / agents may differ from the planned schedule, especially for regions outside of Java island. Detailed explanation can be seen at point Q11 in ELEX FAQ. To obtain accurate information regarding the availability of the book, it is advised to contact the Customer Service of your stores of choice for confirmation. For Gramedia bookstores, the contact numbers can be obtained via email

The Indonesian Anime Times

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