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+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Apr 1, 2013 06:53

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 extreme cosmetic surgery, a loner and the chronicle of a hunter mangaka! 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~


Beautiful People Perfect World (ビュ-ティフルピ-プル・パ-フェクトワ-ルド)
By: SAKAI Eri

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

In the future, many arts and sciences have stagnated, but cosmetic surgery has been developed to the extreme. Now people can cheaply and easily change their appearance, not only to become more beautiful, but also to gain inhuman attributes, like cat ears or wings. The short stories in these volumes focus on various situations that arise as a result of this advanced technology. People can switch genders or change their apparent age, and some people also make themselves deliberately ugly. There are also highly regretted surgeries, such as the otaku who makes himself into an anime character, or those who take 'bigger is better' a little too far to the extreme in modifying their sexual characteristics. It is a strange new world of cosmetic surgery, and there are many stories to be told!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Bungou Stray Dogs (文豪ストレイドッグス)
By: ASAGIRI Kafuka x Hirukawa 35

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 4 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers, and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Futari no Table (ふたりのテーブル)
By: ICHINOHE Rumi

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

Hachisuka Wakaba's happiest memories are of when she was young, eating homemade dinner with her happy, smiling mother. However, life with her single mother was not always happy. Sometimes her mother, tired from work, would yell at Wakaba or even hit her. One day, her mother simply left, leaving Wakaba behind. She was taken in by a relative, the 28-year-old Hinata Kazutomo. Wakaba moves to a new town and joins a new school, but she still has a lot of lingering emotional damage from her mother. Kazutomo knows what it's like to be abused by a parent, and he is determined to help her heal. He reaches out to her through their preparation of dinner, and they slowly attempt to rebuild happiness together. The first volume also contains a short story, "Tsutsuji no Kokuhaku."

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Inugami Mokkosu (犬神もっこす)
By: Nishimochi

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 4 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Due to his inability to show any emotion and his peculiar sense of rationale, Inugami could never make many friends nor could he ever find his niche. He would always sit alone, eating his lunch under a tree by himself. Even when graduating high school and joining a university, it almost seemed like he would continue his past trend. Out of the blue, he was invited to join the Theater Study Club. There, he would find his first ever comrades, but will they be able to handle his odd nature?

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.

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Ryuuma no Gagou (リュウマのガゴウ)
By: MIYASHITA Hiroki

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

In a world where humanity has turned into prey against the so called "white skin" creatures, one legendary figure known simply as "Ryuma" continues to give hope to this post-apocalyptic society. This individual has many faces and descriptions, but his/her legend has lived continuously in the hearts and minds of the people for half a century. No one knows where this legend started or who started it. Here starts a chronicle to unveil the mysteries of a legend.

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.

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Sanzoku Diary (山賊ダイアリー)
By: OKAMOTO Kentarou

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

The hero and author of Sanzoku Diary is Okamoto Kentarou. When he was young, he lived out in the country, and he knew an old man who was a hunter. In 2009, Kentarou was inspired to leave Tokyo and return to Okayama Prefecture to become a hunter himself. Using an air rifle and traps, Kentarou hunts, prepares and eats various animals. The manga covers all his hunting-related activities in close detail.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Seiten no Hekigan (青天の碧眼)
By: TAKISHIMA Asaka

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

Even after one month of transferring to a new school, Aoi keeps her distance from her classmates. Her childhood friend Haruka always tries to push her to be more sociable, but Aoi just pushes her away. One day, while Aoi was skipping class and eating lunch on the school balcony, a slime-like substance drops right on top of her. The slime slowly forms itself into... a human girl? An odd relationship between Aoi and her new alien(?) sister begins.

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.

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Shikatsushi (屍活師)
By: MORINO Aki

Demographics: Josei
Status: 5 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Inugai Hajime is a student at the H University medical school, and he dreams of becoming a clinical doctor. However, for some reason, he's been assigned to work in a forensic medical science lab, under a weird, but incredibly skilled, associate professor called Kiriyama Yuki. Hajime hadn't expected his 'patients' to be corpses undergoing autopsy, and he most certainly didn't expect the first case he attended to with Kiriyama would be the apparent suicide of a girl he knew. During their investigation of the case, Hajime also began to see flashes of the dead girl, as if she had come back to life for mere moments. Will Hajime be able to handle his time in forensic medicine, and work his way back to having living patients?

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:
Shikatsushi looks like it could be pretty interesting. There's all kinds of stories to tell with forensic medicine. Futari no Table was incredibly sad, but it was a really sweet story as well.
Here's what DrCoke had to say:
Quote:
All three of the mangas I summarized were promising. I just wish Ryuma was told in a more continuous fashion, instead of jumping from one character to another.

My opinion:
Beautiful People Perfect World might be an interesting read on how far someone will go with cosmetic surgery


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
Eru13 - Ballroom e Youkoso: Chapter 1




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Comments
#1. by benii (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 4, 2013
If anyone's interested in translating Ryuuma no Gagou, I have volume 1 scanned. since as far as I can tell, or unless someone's posted it somewhere since I last looked, online raws only start at chapter 6 or so.

been meaning to look for a translator, but... haven't.

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