This article has been updated with the most recent information about Kanojo Okarishimasu, Teasing Master Takagi, and Jurnal Mukai Usagido on 1 February 2021.
Indonesian comics publisher Elex Media Komputindo has revealed a list of new comic books that are planned to be released in February 2021. The post from the editors of comics Twitter account on Saturday (9/1) includes the first volumes of Kanojo Okarashimasu: Rent-A-Girlfriend, Teasing Master Takagi, and Q.E.D. iff.
— Editor Komik Elex-Level Comics (@comic_lxlc) January 9, 2021
In a later post on 16 January, the account has further confirmed that Kanojo Okarashimasu: Rent-A-Girlfriend, and Teasing Master Takagi are scheduled to be shipped in the first week of February, together with Jurnal Mukai Usagido (Mukai Usagidou Nikki). Kanojo Okarashimasu: Rent-A-Girlfriend, and Teasing Master Takagi are printed on book paper and retail for IDR 40,000 (about US$ 2.85), while Jurnal Mukai Usagido is not and retail for IDR 28,000 (about US$ 2). The exact release window for Q.E.D. iff has not been announced yet.
Reiji Miyajima’s Kanojo Okarishimasu: Rent-A-Girlfriend tells the story of Kazuya Kinoshita, who tries a rental girlfriend service app after being dumped by his girlfriend. Through that app, he meets Chizuru Ichinose who would be his girlfriend for a certain period. Things become complicated when Chizuru meets Kazuya’s grandmother, who is also treated in the same hospital as Chizuru’s grandmother. Moreover, it turns out that they actually go to the same university and live in the same apartment. Serialized since 2017 in Weekly Shounen Magazine, the manga has been collected into 18 volumes at the time of this writing. An anime series aired in 2020 with a second season planned.
Elex Media had first teased Kanojo Okarashimasu: Rent-A-Girlfriend in June. The manga has been confirmed to be released under Elex Media’s mature comics label Level Comics.
Data digital buat judul lanjutan dan judul baru yang baru saja tibaaaa😎 ada yg masuk daftar waiting list nggak🧐 proses masi panjang sih🤪 pic.twitter.com/NDhbuNnr5I
— Editor Komik Elex-Level Comics (@comic_lxlc) June 13, 2020
Soichiro Yamamoto’s Teasing Master Takagi tells of a girl named Takagi who enjoys teasing Nishikata, the boy she likes who sits next to her. Nishikata repeatedly tries to get back at Takagi with his own pranks, but Takagi always manages to outwit him. Yamamoto began serialization of Takagi-san in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday Mini in June 2012 before it moved to Monthly Shonen Sunday in July 2016, with 14 volumes have been released at the time of this writing.
Elex Media’s editors had first teased Teasing Master Takagi in September 2020, with the cover design for the first volume of the manga has been approved in December, and also confirms that the book will be printed on book paper. In 2020, Elex Media has also published Soichiro Yamamoto’s short story collection, Love Letter.
Komik ini dalam proses editing. Ada yang nungguin atau bisa nebak komik apa🤔😏😗 pic.twitter.com/TLt2uoCqCw
— Editor Komik Elex-Level Comics (@comic_lxlc) September 10, 2020
Q.E.D. iff is the continuation of Motohiro Katou’s Q.E.D. manga in Shounen Magazine R, after the cancellation of Shounen Magazine Plus where the first manga series was serialized. The main character is Sou Touma, a boy who has graduated from MIT at a young age but decided to enrol in high school in Japan to know what it feels to be a high school student. In Japan, he often gets involved to investigate cases together with his friend, and an athletic girl named Kana Mizuhara. The first manga series is collected into 50 volumes, while Q.E.D. iff is still ongoing and has been collected into 16 volumes at the time of this writing.
Elex Media confirmed in September 2020 that the translation for Q.E.D. iff had been ongoing. Previously, Elex Media had also published the first Q.E.D.manga series.
Vol 1 di penerjemah. Kemungkinan terbit akhir ataw awal tahun😚 pic.twitter.com/Ob5ljGn2Fs
— Editor Komik Elex-Level Comics (@comic_lxlc) September 29, 2020
Hisa Takano’s Jurnal Mukai Usagido tells the story of a rental bookshop named “Mukai Usagido” that lends out books about ghost stories and tales about demons despite being censored in the Meiji era. This manga was serialized in Shinchosha’s Comic @Bunch and has been completed in eight volumes.
Elex Media had first announced Jurnal Mukai Usagido in February 2020 along with another Shinchosha title Gokushufudo, which has been released in August 2020. In October 2020, a sneak peak of the Indonesian translation has also been posted on Twitter by the editors.
#Sneakpeek Jurnal Mukai Usagido 1!
Masa pencerahan, zaman Meiji. UU Anti-Okultisme diterapkan untuk menyingkirkan hal-hal gaib demi mengejar ketertinggalan dari Barat. Tapi, toko bernama Mukai Usagido tetap beroperasi, meminjamkan buku-buku mistis dan… didatangi siluman? (ºΔº) pic.twitter.com/SaaIihJidJ
— Editor Komik Elex-Level Comics (@comic_lxlc) October 22, 2020
Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics. Since 2005, Elex Media also published comics that intended for mature audiences under the new imprint called Level Comics.
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