Indonesian comic publisher m&c! will ship the spinoff of the Death Note manga series Death Note – Short Stories into Indonesian bookstores on February 16, 2022. According to the product page on Gramedia.com, the manga has a suggested retail price of IDR 60000 (about US$ 4.19).
Death Note – Short Stories is a compilation manga that will contain various short stories about the Death Note series. Those short stories are:
A short story that focused on the world three years after the final battle between Light Yagami and L.
A short story that focused on Tanaka Minoru, a student who meet Shinigami Ryuk. Just like Light Yagami, he then tries to use Death Note, but in a surprising way.
- Kagami Taro
The prologue of the Death Note series. It is not part of the manga series continuity.
- L-One Day and L-The Wammy’s House
Two manga chapters focused on L’s backstory.
The original Death Note manga tells a story of a Light Yagami, a high school student who found Death Note, a book that could kill anyone whose name is written on it. After realizing its power, he started to punish criminals using the book. The manga was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2003 to 2006 and has been collected into 12 volumes. In Indonesia, the manga has been published by m&c! while the anime was aired in Indonesia on Global TV.
m&c! first teased the Indonesian physical release of the Death Note – Short Stories in September 2021. In November 2021. The manga is listed as one of the manga that will be released in 2022, along with Kaiju No. 8, Oshi no Ko: Anak Idola, Futo Detective, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, and Junji Ito’s Tomie.
m&c! is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia group. Other than publishing manga, the publisher also publishes Disney comics magazines, and books, Hong Kong martial arts comics, as well as Indonesian comics under the Koloni imprint. The publisher also has the Akasha imprint for mature-rated comics and the Clover imprint for domestic and translated novels.
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