On Monday (20/12), Indonesian comic publisher Elex Media Komputindo posted the list of manga that will be published on Wednesday, 22 December 2021. The list of new comic books includes the first volume of One Week Friends and Pseudo Harem manga. Both books will be released in bookpaper format and retail for IDR 40000 (about USD 2.8).

22 December 2021 comic release schedule which include One Week Friends Pseudo Harem List
Source: Elex Media Komputindo

Written and illustrated by Matcha Hazuki, One Week Friends tells the story of Yuki Hase, a high school boy who wants to get closer with his classmate Kaori Fujimiya. However, Kaori refuses to be his friend because her memory problem makes her memory reset every Monday, which means she will forget Yuki sooner or later. The manga was first published as a one-shot manga in Gangan Joker‘s magazine before started its full serialization in January 2012.

The Twitter account of Elex-Level Comic‘s editor first teased the Indonesian release of One Week Friends in December 2020. In November 2021, it was announced that the manga will be released in December 2021, though the exact release date was not revealed at that time.

Written and Illustrated by Yu Saito, Pseudo Harem follows the relationship between a girl named Rin Nanakura and the senior that she likes in the drama club, Eiji Kitahama. Rin teases Eiji by using her acting skill to play a variety of characters like in the harem manga he dreams of. The comic was first released as a webcomic in Saito’s Twitter account before being serialized in Shogakukan’s Gekkan Shounen Sunday.

Pseudo Harem‘s release in Indonesia was first teased in October 2020. The manga is also included in the list of comics that will be released in the fourth week of December, which also includes One Week Friends.

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 were intended for mature audiences under the new imprint called Level Comics.

DISCLAIMER: the availability of books at bookstores/agents may differ from the planned schedule, especially for regions outside of Java island. The 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 customercare@gramedia.com.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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