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New Manga Shout Out: 1/7/13 - 1/13/13

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Jan 15, 2013 05:32

Welcome to the next New Manga Shout Out. This weekly article introduces you to manga that are new and/or have not been scanlated yet. This week features a school that's trying to increase the declining birthrate, an unstoppable saleswoman and a rock band club. 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~


Akarui Sekai Keikaku (明るいセカイ計画)
By: AOKI Aki x IZUMI Kouki

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 5 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

To counter the declining birthrate, the Japanese government chose one high school to initiate the "Bright World Project." The rules are simple: during the span of a summer break, each student has to find a date... or face death. While 99% of the school formed relationships, 9 students remain. These 9 students will have to face this DEATH OR LOVE game, whether they like it or not!

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.

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Aoisama ga Ikasete Ageru (葵さまがイかせてアゲル)
By: SUIHEI Kiki

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

Terahara Yuta has the ability to see ghosts and to understand what they're thinking, but he can usually do little about them. He seeks out the genius medium, Sasagami Aoi, and convinces her to take him on as an apprentice. He is determined to become skilled at helping put spirits to rest. Aoi is a cute and domineering young girl who often gets possessed by the unrestful spirits. This tends to result in tons of unfortunately erotic and/or unclothed situations between the two of them, as Yuta attempts to satisfy the spirits that take over Aoi's body!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Aruite Ippo!! (あるいて一歩!!)
By: TAKEDA Sun

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

High-schooler Saionji has moved into a boarding house with a really cute young landlord named Sakura, who also attends his school. Though it's really near the school, the place is pretty broken-down and all the other tenants are strange women. They include little Hana, who wears costumes in public, a sloppy, lazy teacher, and his slightly uncivilized schoolmate Akira. Living in the boarding house does not help Saionji's reputation at school, but he has a huge crush on the landlord. Will he be able to handle living with all these bizarre women, and somehow win Sakura's heart?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Cynical Hysterie Hour ( シニカル・ヒステリー・アワー)
By: KUBO Kiriko

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

Tsuneko and Kiriko are best friends in elementary school. Tsuneko is as stubborn, selfish, and teasing as only a little girl can be, but her friendship with Kiriko survives their frequent childish fights. Tsuneko and Kiriko also spend lots of time with the other classmates and friends that populate their small world, such as Hanako, Tsunta, and the easy-to-tease 'cute' girl of the class, Nono. This is the comedic story of their everyday life!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Gokeiyaku Kudasai! (ご契約ください!)
By: HIGASHIYA Meme

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

Yoshida Harumi is an unstoppable saleswoman. Once she sets her sight on her "target," she will devise some of the most devious and effective traps to force you to buy her useless merchandise. Her current target is the poor sap who resides as the president of a small company he inherited from his father. Will he be sucked dry by Harumi's contracts? Or will he be able to protect his company?

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.

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Kaidan Tochuu no Big Noise (階段途中のビッグ・ノイズ)
By: KOSHIGAYA Osamu x KAMEYA Itsuki

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

When Kamiyama Keito saw Oomiya Honden High School's (aka "Denkou") Rock Band "Kei-On" club, he was immediately struck by a sense of awe and admiration. Once he was admitted into the school, he immediately joined the club. To the despair of Keito, the club was run by 2 degenerate senior students who forbid any real practices. Once spring break turns around, Keita finds out that the 2 seniors were arrested for possession of marijuana, in turn pushing the club into the brink of termination. With the help of the only other member of the club, Tsukumo Shintaro, will Keita be able to prevent the termination of his club?

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.

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Shoujo ga Kowareta Toki (少女が壊れたとき)
By: KAWAGUCHI Madoka

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

A detective hunts for clues on the impossible "alibi" of the mysterious girl, a suspect for the murder of her own parents, who testifies that she has the uncontrollable and spontaneous ability to transform into literally anything. This collection of short stories is filled with mysterious and fantastic plot, introducing you to the fantasy worlds of Kawaguchi Madoka!

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.

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Spirits (スピリッツ)
By: NANJYOU Akimasa

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

Ryu Soma's grandfather developed "Alcoroids," robots that can be used for many purposes. Although Ryu has no interest in developing new models, she loves repairing Alcoroids and treats them as if they were living things. One day, a pretty blonde girl comes to talk to her about "Spirits," Alcoroids with souls. Apparently, Ryu's grandfather left her a locked security box which may have some information on how to find Spirits. Now Ryu is searching for Spirits, though she may be a bit too naive in trusting the blonde girl's motives in doing the same. Are there still Spirits around? Could that strange boy that shows up to save Ryu from time to time possibly be one of them?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Yoiko no Kunshuron (よいこの君主論)
By: KAGAMI Kyousuke x TASUMI Issei x Misao

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

Hiroshi is enrolled in a special elementary school with a challenging leadership program. Every two years, the classes are mixed up, and a fight to establish who is the leader of the class begins. Using his copy of Machiavelli's Prince as a reference, Hiroshi struggles against his clever and charismatic classmates to increase his number of followers and thus acquire the coveted position of class leader!

Thanks go to tethysdust 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:
Nothing really caught my interest this week.
Here's what DrCoke had to say:
Quote:
Out of the 4 manga I summarized, Kaidan Tochu was by far my favorite. The characters were immediately lovable and full of energy and the art is polished. The plot may not be that original, but I fell in love with this manga right away. I highly recommend it.

Gokeiyaku looks like the art and gag improves as you go further into the manga, but I feel it's very limited by the small amount of characters and gag subjects.

The other two were mediocre at best.


My opinion:
Aruite Ippo!! really does sound like a copy of the classic Maison Ikkoku, but I wonder if it'll be as good as that... Gokeiyaku Kudasai! sounds like it might be a fun read - to find out how she'll sucker someone into buying her crap.


Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
myao - Circle Game: Chapter 1
persona_1 - Mahou Shoujo Pretty Bell: Chapter 1
Bomber D Rufi - Nejimaki Kagyu: Chapter 1-5





If you haven't done so already, check out the scanlations of the mangas from previous shout outs which have been recently scanlated: slice of life romantic comedy Denki Machi no Honya-san (MH link), school life comedy Aho Girl (MH link).




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