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Elex Media Licenses Moriarty the Patriot, King of Idol Manga

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HERO's Linda of The Rain Water manga also licensed

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced last Friday that it has licensed Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi's Moriarty the Patriot (Yūkoku no Moriarty), Tamiki Wakaki's King of Idol, and HERO's Linda of The Rain Water (Amamizu Linda) manga.

Elex Media describes Moriarty the Patriot:

At the height of its power, the British Empire held a quarter of the world in its grip, establishing an empire where the sun never set. But this magnificent country is also home to a harsh system of class division, where a few aristocrats hold power at the top, and all others are oppressed.

One noble family has sought to change that status quo, and it adopts two orphans in its family as it set in motion its plans to change the world.

This is the story behind the scenes of Professor Moriarty, the great enemy of Sherlock Holmes.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine in August 2016. Takeuchi draws the storyboards and Miyoshi provides the art. The sixth volume shipped on July 4 and seventh volume will ship on November 7.

The manga has a project in the works that will be announced on November 2.

King of Idol centers on "Mahoro Harukana," a child of a legendary idol, who intends to follow in her mother's footsteps by attending the prestigious idol school NEMS. The only problem is that Mahoro is a boy who has disguised himself as a girl to attend the school.

Wakaki launched the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in May 2017, and ended it on September 19. Shogakukan published the manga's sixth and final compiled book volume on October 18.

Shogakukan published 26 compiled volumes for Wakaki's The World God Only Knows romantic comedy series between 2008 and 2014. The manga inspired three anime series and several sequel and spin-off OVAs. Elex Media published all 26 volumes and the The World God Only Knows: On the Train + Pilot Films spinoff manga.

Elex Media also published all seven volumes of Wakaki's Nanoha Sweet Bakery (Nanoha Yōgashiten no Ii Shigoto) manga. Wakaki launched the manga in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine in April 2015, after publishing the "Yōgashiten Galaxy" one-shot manga in the magazine in August 2014. Wakaki ended the manga in October 2016.

Elex Media describes Linda of the Rain Water:

Every day after school, some students gather in the old, unused school building. These are the members of a group of lovers of the mystical and the occult world, registered in their school as the "handicraft club."

When they buy a book from an old bookstore that shows them how to make dolls, they managed to make a doll made out of cloth, twigs, sweets, glass, and rain water, fashioning it into something that closely resembles Linda, their club's president. This rain water doll shows emotions, can talk, laugh, and fall in love.

This is the beginning of a magical club activity!

HERO launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online web magazine in December 2015. Square Enix published the manga's fourth and final compiled book volume on January 22.

HERO published the original Hori-san to Miyamura-kun manga in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine from 2007 to 2011. Square Enix published 10 compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga inspired three OVA adaptations.

Daisuke Hagiwara is currently serializing the Horimiya manga, which is based on HERO's Hori-san to Miyamura-kun manga. The manga launched in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in 2011. Square Enix published the manga's 12th compiled book volume on May 26. Elex Media is releasing the manga, and shipped the 12th volume on August 29.

Source: Elex Media's Facebook page


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