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New Manga Shout Out: 1/20/14 - 1/26/14

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Jan 27, 2014 07:09

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 killer that blows up humans, a thief looking for a harp and a creature made 800 years ago. 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~

Gazer (ゲイザー)
By: MIURA Tadahiro

Demographics: Shounen
Status: One-shot (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

There have been recurring deaths from the sudden explosion of human beings, and the telepathic Kirisaki Satori has 'overheard' the identity of the killer! However, the police don't believe in supernatural abilities so they send her over to the "Occult Division." This division is in the charge of a 14-year-old boy named Araya Shiki, who at least believes her claims. The two of them must track down the dangerous killer, without falling prey to his deadly supernatural ability!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


Mitsukubi Condor (三ツ首コンドル)

Demographics: Shounen
Status: One-shot (Complete)
Manga Details: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Marshmellow is the head of a gang of thieves known as Mitsukubi Condor, and he is obsessed with beauty. One day, a girl named Cocoa comes to him, trying to find the harp that was precious to her village. He decides to help her recover the valuable harp, which plays beautiful music that can draw out rainbows!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


Tokiwasure no Sutehime - Tokio Engitan (時忘の捨姫 -時緒縁起譚-)

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 6 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

While on a school trip, high school student Satou Takekiyo found something unusual in the mountains, something his ancestor Satou Norikiyo (known also as Saigyo) left behind over 800 years ago. It was a creature who looked like a girl, but was really a person that had been constructed by Saigyo and then abandoned. She had eyes that shone like an animal's, long black hair, pale white skin, and she was living in a cave surrounded by bones.

The girl followed Takekiyo when he tried to leave her, seemingly convinced that he had come to finally take her from the mountain. Now Takekiyo and his friends must deal with this unexpected and unnatural new addition to their lives, just as she must learn to live in the modern human world!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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:
Mitsukubi Condor and Gazer are both very standard one-shots of their genre. I enjoyed Gazer a bit more, mostly because I liked the art more. I wasn't sure whether or not to call it a mystery-- the answer to the mystery is known from the first page. However, if it turns into a series, I imagine they'll be solving crimes together. Tokiwasure no Sutehime was an interesting one, since the girl actually seems pretty inhuman (at the beginning, at least). Also, she gets into pretty violent difficulties in the modern world, from an interesting mixture of naivete and indifference to injury.

My opinion:
The Gazer one-shot is from the mangaka who also published Koisome Momiji, although it seems to be in a different genre (action as opposed to romance from before). If you are looking for a more action-y type one-shot, then this would be for you.
The Mitsukubi Condor one-shot is also another action-y type one-shot. Of the two one-shots, I thought Gazer looked/sounded the more interesting of the two.
On the other hand, Tokiwasure no Sutehime - Tokio Engitan sounded the most interesting of the three. I'm curious to see how a supernatural being made from the past would deal with the confusing modern times and technology. Also, why would her creator abandon her after making her...?

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: supernatural school life manga Sakurada Reset: Cat, Ghost and Revolutionary Sunday (MH link), slice of life romance Soshite, Hare ni Naru (MH link).

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