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 Nobunaga's chef, rugby players and a teacher trying to help students in need. 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~
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if you want to help out. Now onto the series~
Chaos Rings (ケイオスリングス)By:Demographics:
KITAJIMA Yukinori x PARK Jin-Joon
1 Chapter (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
This manga is based on the cell-phone rpg of the same name. Two children, Kiriru and Ignato, are born to a life of fighting. Their mother hopes that they will not end up having to fight alone. As a teenager, Kiriru does not like his assigned destiny, but he must fight monsters or many other people will die. Will he accept his fate, and will he ever find a partner?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Eigyou no Makita desu. (営業の牧田です。)By:Demographics:
3 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
When Makita stopped for a minute and took a look at his life, he was already 28. Graduating from a great college and working hard in the sales department at Elvis Beer, a highly respected company, has brought him success but his life feels empty. Makita realizes he has been missing romance and, without it, he wasn’t truly living life. He actively starts looking at women from a new perspective but he doesn’t know what he really wants in a girlfriend.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Houdou Gang Absurd! (報道ギャングABSURD！)By:Demographics:
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Being jobless after the company had a massive layoff has not been easy for Matsugo Isamu. The most difficult thing was keeping the secret from his wife and two kids. His pride wouldn’t let him accept that he wasn’t able to provide for his own family, but when the time came when he could no longer keep it a secret, he reunites with Randake Shiro. They were old thrill seeking high school buddies, but where Isamu gave that up when he grew up, Isamu stayed an adrenaline junkie. Isamu works under the name Absurd and is known for filming impossible footage that no one else would dare to capture like driving 200mph to chase a phantom driver or secret yakuza transactions. With no other method of providing income to his family, Isamu is forced to be Absurd’s partner.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Iroha Saka, Nobotte Sugu. (いろは坂上がってすぐ。)By:Demographics:
2 Chapters (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
There is a little pawnshop on a hill that's run by a cheerful, energetic high school girl! Shizuku is no ordinary high school girl, though-- she can communicate with objects and help them to tell their stories to their owners. She doesn't seem to accept objects very often, but she regularly helps her customers gain insight into their own life through their belongings.Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Naniwa Tomoare (なにわ友あれ)By:Demographics:
18 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
For Tetsuya, being in a gang is his identity. Being an Osaka boy, he speaks his mind and oftentimes, it gets him into trouble. After dropping out of school without a job in sight, he spends his days screwing around and doing as he pleases. Several sequences of events leads Tetsuya deeper into the culture and the more he sinks in, the harder it will be to get out alive.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Nobunaga no Chef (信長のシェフ)By:Demographics:
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Ken is a modern chef who finds himself tossed into the dangerous Sengoku period of Japan! His colleague is killed, and he is rescued by a woman (dressed as a man) named Natsu. Luckily, good food is appreciated all throughout history, and Ken soon gains quite a following! His success may end in sorrow, though, because his popularity causes the violent Oda Nobunaga to take an interest in him. Soon, Ken is forced to become the head chef of Nobunaga's household. Will Ken's fresh, delicious style of cooking be enough to keep him alive through this violent period of history?!Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Upset 15 (アップセット15)By:Demographics:
5 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Four years ago, Takashi, Makoto and their close group of rugby friends, who called themselves the Invincible No Pain, made a pact: to get into the same high school and beat Sone Kogyo, the extremely dominant rugby school in the region. Even though Makoto had to move to New Zealand, the rest of the crew kept their promise and attended the same school to defeat Sone, who made nationals year after year. But the result ended up in disaster when they were crushed so badly that it broke their spirits and the members of the Invincible No Pain decided to never play rugby again. But when Makoto comes back from New Zealand as an inspirational and amazing rugby player, he convinces the team to stand up once again and keep their promise they made years ago.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Yomawari Sensei (夜回り先生)By:Demographics:
MIZUTANI Osamu x TSUCHIDA Seiki
9 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Mizutani-sensei is a teacher who documents his struggles to help troubled teens, while walking the "night patrol" of Yokohama City. He deals with people who have troubled home lives, who have fallen into gangs or drug use, or who struggle with self-harm or desires for suicide. It is a challenging, and sometimes seemingly impossible task. The story opens with Masashi, a boy who had a very difficult life, and who later fell in with a gang and began abusing drugs. He was once a kind, hardworking, well-meaning kid, but is he now too far gone to save?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Nobunaga no Chef is really weird! I guess being a great cook is one skill that's bound to be appreciated no matter what your era, though. Yomawari Sensei was interesting to read, but really sad. Iroha Saka Nobotte Sugu was cute, but the premise is very similar to other manga I've seen. Chaos Rings might be one to check out if you're into battle manga.
Here's what vyc had to say:
Upset 15 - always love sports series and this one does it for me too. Rugby is a sport I know nothing of so reading this will be interesting as well as educational. Maybe the next Eyeshield 21?
Houdou Gang Absurd - I like this series because it exposes you to a lot of the urban legends of our time and the characters' adventure to find the truth.
My opinion: Nobunaga no Chef
sounds pretty different from all the Nobunaga manga since it features his chef. I'd be most interested in trying out Yomawari Sensei
. It'd be interesting to see how a single teacher can make a difference in a child's life.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: sci-fi slice of life Dainana Joshikai Houkou
), supernatural romance Shindere Shoujo to Kodoku na Shinigami
), comedy Viking
), sports drama 1/11 Juuichi Bun no Ichi
), mecha comedy Radio Heads