As previously reported, Indonesian comics publisher Elex Media Komputindo planned to publish NAOE‘s Aoharu x Kikanjuu manga, though it has been delayed from the original 2021 release window. The manga will be shipped to Indonesian bookstores on the second week of February 2022, with the official translated title YOUTH X MACHINEGUN -Aoharu x Kikanju-. Now, the first volume of the manga is included in the list of new comic book releases for February 9, 2022. According to the product page on, the manga has a suggested retail price of IDR 45000 (about US$ 3.14).

YOUTH X MACHINEGUN -Aoharu x Kikanju- tells about Hotaru Tachibana, a crossdressing girl with strong sense of justice who gets introduced to survival games by a host named Masamune Matsuoka. Together with, Toru Yakimura. they make up an airsoft gun team named Toy Gun Gun and aim to win the Top Combat Game (TCG), a tournament to decide the best survival game team in Japan.

YOUTH X MACHINEGUN Aoharu x Kikanju Indonesian Cover

Created by NAOE, YOUTH X MACHINEGUN -Aoharu x Kikanju- was serialized in Gangan Comics’ Monthly GFantasy from January 2013 until August 2019, ending with eighteen collected volumes. An anime adaptation had aired aired from July 3 to September 18, 2015.

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 adult audiences under the Level Comics imprint.

DISCLAIMER: the availability of books at bookstores / agents may differ from the planned schedule, especially for regions outside of Java island 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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