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Nami
November 11, 2007, 10:50 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c152/pandoraliz/MH/matsuri.jpg

Another new series from Jump Square - Matsuri by Kamio Youko of the famous Hana Yori Dango and Cat Street. Check out this new shonen-based series at the RTS here (http://mangahelpers.com/m/matsuri-special) and discuss what you think about her try at shonen or how the story goes.

While waiting for a translation and scanlation, the story gist is basically about a girl who does wrestling for competition and about her crush?! :amuse

Zoe
November 11, 2007, 02:15 PM
LOL, wrestling. Was NOT expecting that.

As I said in the other thread, it's pretty similar to Hana Yori Dango so far. Hopefully Kamio will mix things up a bit.

dragonfirerealm
November 20, 2007, 02:15 PM
Actually, I wasn't expecting Kamio to do something that would be serialized in SJ SQ. That's neat. I like seeing crossovers of traditionally shoujo mangakas into a different arena.

Mel_Luvz_Anime
November 27, 2007, 04:31 AM
Wow no way. I just read the first chapter. It's really interesting. I never expected that she writes this kind of manga. The character Matsuri can be a total girl and a total guyish-girl the next moment. When she tossed those guys I was like .... "WHOA!" lolz

Nami
March 11, 2008, 10:53 AM
Hah! The later chapters seem to be funnier, esp, when she wears her mask, it just makes me laugh for some strange reason. What a total change from Cat Street :D

Zoe
April 16, 2008, 02:37 PM
The first volume will be coming out on 6/4!
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Nice seeing Shigematsu and Matsuri get closer :D

hatsuharupeace
June 02, 2008, 08:19 AM
Time to revive this thread!!

Can't wait for chapter 8, looking forward to seeing Matsuri encountering Wataru at the wrestling match, wondering how Matsuri is gonna handle seeing him there.

Zoe
June 02, 2008, 10:11 AM
Cover for vol. 1
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5321/9784088745992wt6.th.jpg (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=9784088745992wt6.jpg)

Maxy Barnard
June 02, 2008, 12:30 PM
officially the best Yoko Kamio Cover EVER

hatsuharupeace
June 02, 2008, 06:39 PM
Definately. But one complaint.... American flag?!?!

haya5h1
June 02, 2008, 11:41 PM
'cos pro wrestling is just SO American, y'know.:3


Can't wait for chapter 8, looking forward to seeing Matsuri encountering Wataru at the wrestling match, wondering how Matsuri is gonna handle seeing him there.
yesss~! :XD as if the poor girl needed any more distractions...

hatsuharupeace
June 03, 2008, 05:21 AM
Well, good thing she isn't doing any wrestling, otherwise she'll be REALLY distracted.

Another thing I looking forward to is Shigematsu and Wataru clashing it out when they see each other at the match.

fluke32
June 08, 2008, 09:43 AM
'cos pro wrestling is just SO American, y'know.:3

Ermmm... You do realize that Wrestling IS originally a Greek sport? then of course, Masked-Wresting is more of a Mexican origin, so there really isn't anything american about pro wrestling at all IMHO if you ask me.

Well, I think what will be the most distracting to Matsuri is if Wataru shows up with the Power Ranger Mask.:XD LOL~!

haya5h1
June 08, 2008, 10:44 AM
sarcasm, yo.^^

Anyway...
any fears about Wataru further distracting Matsuri are unfounded, because she apparently fights BETTER when he's in the audience:XD though it's unclear if it's just a fluke born out of her desperation to not be unmasked.

Zoe
June 08, 2008, 03:45 PM
Finally! Names for two of the guys!

I'm sure they've been mentioned before, but not when I was paying attention so closely ^^

hatsuharupeace
June 08, 2008, 06:35 PM
Awesome, can't wait to get scanlating on this one. Matsuri just gets better and better every month.

Maxy Barnard
June 09, 2008, 02:44 PM
Agreed. This could easily become one of the most popular SQ series about if it's colour count and support indicates anything.

Zoe
June 10, 2008, 09:28 PM
Hehe, I had a very hard time with page 29 cause I was laughing at Shigematsu so much XD

haya5h1
June 11, 2008, 07:49 AM
ACK. I'm so sorry, I forgot to scan the color page!:sweat
it was hiding behind a Hana Yori Dango ad...

http://www4.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/d11307d14e70dbcfe36df1c4416996543g.jpg (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=ycmrus1j01a&thumb=4)
I'm uploading a fixed batch file now:darn

hatsuharupeace
June 11, 2008, 07:57 AM
Can you send me a link via PM?? I'm scanlating it right now.

Zoe
July 19, 2008, 12:51 PM
i just got the first volume in the mail today. It goes through chapter 6.

I'm kinda tempted to start translating from the beginning just in case anything was changed. We'll see :)

hatsuharupeace
July 19, 2008, 10:01 PM
really? I might do tankabon scanlations then.... :XD

Maxy Barnard
July 28, 2008, 07:51 PM
Dude, don't even tempt the reaction that idea would bring out of me XD

haya5h1
August 05, 2008, 11:47 PM
Sorta OT? I wonder if Honey Gang were inspired by any RL pro wrestling families, I saw this article on Japan Today that reminded me so much of Matsuri and her dad:
http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/animal-hamaguchi-cheers-up-daughter-kyoko

Midnightthief
August 19, 2009, 05:44 PM
I'm a fan of this manga and i just wanted to say thank you for continuing this series. I can't wait for the next chapter XD.