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New Manga Shout Out: 6/30/14 - 7/6/14

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Jul 7, 2014 07:12

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 pro wrestler, detective Albert Einstein, and a Japanese high school girl joining the Marines. 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~

Agunesu Kamen (アグネス仮面)

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

Professional wrestler Yamamoto Jingo just returned to Japan from a 5 year training trip in the US and Mexico, only to be greeted by his now defunct wrestling company: Yamato. He's come to find out that as soon as the president of the company passed away, the rival wrestling group "Teijitsu" took down Yamato. Jingo has now been forced to go seek revenge for the destruction of Yamato by challenging the Teijitsu president. One thing led to another, and now Jingo has been half-forced into working under Teijitsu as the new wrestler from Brazil: Agnes Kamen.

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.


Einstein 1904 (アインシュタイン1904)
By: DEMISE Takao x OOI Masakazu

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

The year is 1904, in the heart of Switzerland's capital, Bern. Self-proclaimed genius, detective, and professor, Albert can detect the most minute details in any scenario and come to a rational conclusion. The recent murder of Russian soldiers by a mysterious oriental is no exception. The mysterious oriental, who turns out to be Japanese, proclaims that he is innocent of murder. Why? Because the Russians were already dead to begin with. Follow Albert as he seeks the truth in this mystery that crosses bounds between countries and fantasy.

Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.


Homura no Me (焔の眼)
By: OSHIKIRI Rensuke

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 6 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

In the mid 1900s, the world began to fall to a brutal nation called Shorugoru, and in 1945, Japan surrendered and became an occupied country. Due to the occupying army, the Japanese people's lives have become a living hell, and they live in constant fear of death.

One young red-eyed orphan girl, Sara, lives by doing odd jobs for a brothel that caters to the invaders. When she gets in trouble, she meets a strange creature called Kuro, who protects her from the soldiers. She continues to struggle to survive in this horrific new world.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


Marinko Yumi (まりんこゆみ)
By: NOGAMI Takeshi

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

Nagumo Yumi is an idiotic high school girl, whose post-graduation plan is to go to the US and become president. To her high school friends' amazement, she actually manages to make it to the US during summer vacation. After befriending some elderly veterans, she becomes convinced that joining the Marine Corps is the best way to move her dream forward. The waitress Linda Crawford joins her to sign up at the recruitment center, and she also meets friends among the new recruits, Rita Fernandez and Donna King. Will they have what it takes to become a Marine?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (昭和元禄落語心中)
By: KUMOTA Haruko

Demographics: Josei
Status: 6 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotaro."

As Yotaro happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right--but that path is not available for women.

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:
Marine Corps Yumi is completely ridiculous, if you're in the mood for that kind of gag manga. Shôwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjû was probably my favorite, though I was a bit more interested in Konatsu than in the main character guy . And it seems like there are actually female traditional storytellers in current day, though still not a bunch of them. Homura no Me was really violent, and not really the kind of story I was in the mood to read today. It's definitely for people who want a darker story.

My opinion:
Agunesu Kamen - If you like wrestling or want to read more about wrestling, then you should pick this manga up.
Einstein 1904 - It might be interesting to check out this manga to see Einstein as a sort of detective, and to solve a mystery, no less~ If you like mysteries, then I would suggest checking this manga out.
Homura no Me - This manga is a lot darker than the rest of the manga so if you're looking for a more serious manga with some supernatural/fantasy element thrown in, then this manga may be the one for you.
Marinko Yumi - On the other hand, this manga seems a bit too silly, but if you would like to see a high school girl try her hand at being a Marine and are in the mood for slaptstick comedy, then check this one out.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu - I agree with tethy and this one seems the most interesting to me. I'm interested in seeing how the prisoner gets reformed and becomes a story teller and how Konatsu tries to become a storyteller and possibly forge her way for other women.

Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
myao - Circle Game: Chapter 1
persona_1 - Mahou Shoujo Pretty Bell: Chapter 1
kinlyu - Samurai Flamenco - Another Days: Chapter 1

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