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New Manga Shout Out: 10/3/11 - 10/9/11

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Oct 10, 2011 07:36

Welcome to the next New Manga Shout Out. With the no-raws/scans rule on MH, you have to work a bit to find these mangas. This week features a school that requires murder to graduate, a family of gamers, and a transforming heroine. Remember, if you like any of the series, favorite them. Don't forget to also thank the various people who feed your manga addiction. ^_^ Translators and Scanlators, please check out these series and see if you can spread some more manga love~

We're still looking for people who know Japanese and want to help write summaries for our manga database and for the shout out. Please PM me if you want to help out. Now onto the series~


Angel Bank (エンゼルバンク)
By: MITA Norifusa

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 14 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Spin-off/sequel to Dragon Zakura.

Ino Mamako is an English teacher at Ryuuzan High School. She's 32 years old, and she's starting to tire of teaching. She feels that if she wants her life to take a different course, now is the time to make the necessary changes. However, she has to face some hard facts concerning her worth in the job market and the difficulty of switching careers in Japan. She is introduced to Ebisawa Yasuo, an 'occupational change agent' who advises people on how to successfully switch careers. After she carefully analyzes her own position, Yasuo offers her a surprise-- he suggests she could become an occupational change agent herself. Now Ino Mamako has found a new course for her own life, helping other people to successfully change their own paths!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Asahinagu (あさひなぐ)
By: KOZAKI Ai

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 1 Volume (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Everyone wants a fresh start in high school and that applies ten fold for Toujima Asahi. She hopes that she can create a new image of coolness at Futatsuzaka High School; a school that used to be all girls until recently, which explains the female population being 5 times that of the male and the extracurricular activities being female oriented. Change isn’t as easy as Asahi thought and she is introduced to Maharu, a strong minded girl, and to Naginata, a sport similar to kendo. Asahi realizes that Naginata is what she needs in order to become a new person, as the sport allows those who are not the most athletical to shine even on a national level.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Dangan Ronpa (ダンガンロンパ)
By: Spike x TOUYA Hajime

Demographics: Seinen
Status: Prelude + 3 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you'll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?

Thanks go to tethydust for the summary.

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Denki Machi no Honya-san (デンキ街の本屋さん)
By: MIZU Asato

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 1 Chapter (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Umio is a shy kid who just started his part time job at a manga store smack dab in the middle of the city. But his lifestyle isn’t as glamorous as the neon lights that illuminate the city. Umio’s closest friends are his co-workers who are all unique characters, to say the least, and although they're nice people, they have their quirks. They are a tight knit group of friends, have nicknames for each other and spend their weekends inside, sheltered from the extravagant scene happening on the outside.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Halloween Town - Party Time!! (ハロウィン+タウン-Party time-)
By: project1031 x SANO Hibiki

Demographics: Josei
Status: 9 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Unknown to humans living in the human world, there also exists a magical world, populated with monsters. Some people of this magical world live secretly among humans, for various reasons. This manga features four pretty teenage boys, Minami, Shiro, Tohru, and Takaya, who all have links to the supernatural. They pretend to live as ordinary humans, but they also help out with supernatural incidents in the human world!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Hanasaka! (はなさか!)
By: SOGABE Toshinori

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Hanasaki Koji has the most awesome body ever. Whenever he consumes alcohol, he produces a powerful pheromone that women are physically unable to resist and they literally jump on him and beg him to please them. There are drawbacks, however, in that it gets in the way of pursuing a teaching career and having a peaceful normal day. He lands a position as a teacher in training at his younger sister’s high school and meets Seno Sanae who he is going to work under. But Koji knows that a student body and faculty full of females is a recipe for disaster.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Kazoku Game (家族ゲーム)
By: SUZUSHIRO Seri

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 8 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

This 4-koma features a family of gamers! The youngest daughter, elementary schooler Aoi, is a fan of action, fighting, and racing games. She habitually makes lots of motions while playing, and sometimes even gets tangled in the cords. The older sister, middle schooler Makoto, likes role-playing games, tactics-style games, and simulations. She's something of a completist, and often stays up late gaming. Their mother, Yukie, is into massively multiplayer online games lately. Boys online often ask her what kind of panties she's wearing, but she takes it in stride. Their father, Seiji, is a university professor. However, he secretly plays dating-simulation time games in his study during the night. Their family runs into funny situations and trials that would only happen to a family of gamers!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Marika Seven (まりかセヴン)
By: ITOU Shinpei

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 1 Volume (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

When a giant monster appears out of nowhere and starts destroying the city, everyone, including Sanjo Marika, is shocked that they would see such a sight in the 21st century. As the entire city flees from the monster which is bigger than the tallest building, Marika finds herself running towards it. Not only does she hear voices in her head, she doesn’t have control of her body. She suddenly transforms into a costumed heroine just as tall as the monster and destroys it, saving the city from annihilation. Is Marika the new superhero of this generation?

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Menou Futatsuki! (麺王フタツキ!)
By: SAIJOU Shinji

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 2 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Watanabe Futatsuki is a chef at the student restaurant for a local high school. He specializes in ramen, delicious food made from humble ingredients. Futatsuki believes that two kinds of enjoyment come from cooking food-- the enjoyment of the customer, and the enjoyment of the chef in seeing his customer's happiness.

One day, new people take over the high school, with plans of changing it from a third tier school to a top-tier one. Their plan involves drastically altering the nature of instruction and the environment of the school, and it includes the closure of the school restaurant where Futatsuki cooks. In its place, the arrogant Azumi Hinano will open a first-class restaurant, and she wastes no time in seducing the students to her side with delicious high-class food. Futatsuki despises her dismissive attitude toward ramen and her view of the students as slaves to be ruled. Will Futatsuki have the skill and support to be able to take a stand for the continued existence of the old student restaurant?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Parabellum (パラベラム)
By: YOSHIOKA Sakaki

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 3 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

On the very first day that Kuze Aoi transferred to Hinomiya Academy, he finds himself facing down the barrel of a gun. He is introduced to the campus and the student body by his childhood friend Miyabi and learns about the prince and princess among students, Shitara Sagiri and Hinomiya Kuon. Sagiri is a cool and beautiful while Kuon is elegant and magnificent. After school, Aoi gets lost on campus and Kuon begins shooting at him and he's barely saved by a random girl named Atarashi Sonoko. It seems that Aoi holds a secret that is critical in a feud between two old, powerful families.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Shusuitou Soushuuhen (取水塔)
By: TAKAHIRO Awatake

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Every small town has a secret and this coastal countryside is not an exception. The intake tower of this little town has been abandoned for years now and there are several rumors that surround it; such as it serving as a military complex during the war or an old electricity generating station. The entrance from the shore has been sealed off and the waves are too strong for anyone to try to access it through boat so no one really knows what’s inside. Now, a group of young kids find a hidden entrance to the intake tower and find out that it's not so empty after all and something lurks within, a secret that the older members have kept hidden!

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Note to all scanlators: If you recently started scanlating a new manga series (with about 5 or less chapters released) and would like your manga to be shouted out in the next New Manga Shout Out, then please PM me. Please include:
  1. The name of the manga series
  2. A summary of the series
  3. Publishing Status (+ Number of Volumes/Chapters)

This is what tethysdust said this week:
Quote:
Kazoku Game was my favorite this week, though I do think it might be a manga only gamers would find funny. Menou Futatsuki was the second-most interesting-- it had a lot of energy.
Here's what vyc had to say:
Quote:
Marika Seven - "ultraman" in the modern world plus a twist with it being a female version. I feel like if the author did a meta thing between how ridiculous the ultraman back then was and gave it a modern comedy twist, it would be great.
Looking forward to seeing more of this.

Denki Machi no Honya San - Awkward bunch of people living sheltered from the awesomeness outside. Mix of comedy and otaku stuff with a sprinkle of romance stuff. Easy read for anyone and pretty funny.

My opinion:
Dangan Ronpa piqued my interest the most. With so few people in the class, would anyone really be able to get away with murder? I'm also a bit interested to see what kind of secret the town is hiding in Shusuitou Soushuuhen.


Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
myao - Circle Game: Chapter 1


If you haven't done so already, check out the scanlations of the mangas from previous shout outs which have been recently scanlated: romantic comedy 1 love 9 (MH link), supernatural mystery Dive in the Vampire Bund (MH link), supernatural adventure Tableau Gate (MH link), supernatural drama Blood-C (MH link).



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Comments
#1. by rajin (Banned)
Posted on Oct 11, 2011
QUITE a diversity this week

really many interesting stories

Dangan Ronpa (ダンガンロンパ)==another suspense and find killer story

Denki Machi no Honya-san (デンキ街の本屋さん)==seems simple

Asahinagu (あさひなぐ)========= worth a try

Menou Futatsuki! (麺王フタツキ!)==== these days chef's are a hit

Angel Bank (エンゼルバンク)=====another unique concept

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