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 vampire, a police detective and two mangaka in search of paranormal activity. 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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Fudatsuki no Kyoko-chan (ふだつきのキョーコちゃん)By:Demographics:
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Fudatsuki Kenji is known in school for two things: for being a delinquent and for having a sister complex. He constantly follows his sister Kyoko around, fixing her giant ribbon and chasing off any boys who might be interested in her. However, the truth is much stranger than people believe. He actually doesn't have a crush on his sister-- in fact, he likes Hibino, the only girl in class who isn't afraid of him.
The problem is that his sister is literally monster. She's a jiangshi (vampire), who is much stronger than an ordinary person and who needs a certain amount of blood from Kenji each day. Her ribbon keeps her in check, but if it comes off, she instinctively attacks the nearest person. Her ribbon also has a huge affect on her personality. With the ribbon, she's irritable and sharp-tempered, but without it, she's extremely sweet and apologetic (while she attacks). Will Kenji be able to keep his sister from hurting anyone, and maybe find some way to overcome his sister-complex reputation enough to have a chance with Hibino?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
One-shot (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
He only remembers the burning village, its denizens in a state of panic, and his father, with his last breath and trembling armor, saying "Run for your life, Issen."
Years have past since that incident, and Issen has followed his father's instructions. He has turned his back from his enemies over 36 times and counting. Each of his enemies are seeking only one thing: his "Jingi." Every person holds a Jingi inside them, a weapon of all shapes and sizes, ranging from katanas to guns. Will Issen be able to face his past and move forward to bring justice to the evil that bring chaos to his country?Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.
5 Chapters (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
During the era of the Tokugawa shogunate, there existed 12 samurai families that served under the emperor. They were called the "Tokugawa Jyuni Shinshou." Each of these samurai families passed down generations of each of their own unique martial art styles, and their mission was to protect the peace brought about by the Tokugawa shogunate.
Kuroshima Kotetsu, our main character, is the younger of the siblings in the Kuroshima family. The Kuroshima family is one of the 12 Shinshou families. Kotetsu will be in-line to succeed the next position as the master of the family, or so it was supposed to be until the invasion of the Black Ship. The invaders aboard the Black Ship brought with them weapons with enormous power, crushing the Japanese government. Kotetsu will now have to become stronger and fight for his beloved country and save the Japanese people.Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.
Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (逃げるは恥だが役に立つ)By:Demographics:
3 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
25-year-old Moriyama Mikuri has an advanced degree, but has had no luck finding a permanent position. She's been living with her parents and doing temp work, and her latest job is doing housework for a single salaryman, Tsuzaki. Mikuri longs to start a career in her field, and her Aunt Yuri, who has had success in her professional life and who regrets never marrying, also wants Mikuri to find love.
When Mikuri learns that her parents are planning to move to the country, she realizes her time is running out. She still has had no luck starting her career, so it seems she will have no option but to move to the country with her parents. She finds another option in moving in with Tsuzaki, who doesn't want to lose his housekeeper. To deal with the scandal of their living together, they get married--though just on paper. Now Mikuri starts her unusual new life, as a woman looking to start her career and as a new 'wife'!Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Sakura Taboo (サクラ タブ)By:Demographics:
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
One day, police sergeant Satsuki Rena is sent to pick up her new superior, the "Destroyer" Sakurama Shinobu, from the airport. He earned his nickname due to his apparent habit of causing the ruin of his superiors. Rena is surprised to find that he is a friendly and ordinary-seeming man. However, the morning he arrives, his superior in his new office is shot to death in a crime that mimics a murder attempt from 19 years ago.
It doesn't seem like it could have possibly been Sakurama's fault, but it doesn't help his reputation. When Sakurama is warned off pursuing the case by the chief inspector, the advice kicks his interest into high gear. As he pursues the case, not even the police are above suspicion. What will he uncover?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Soremite – Soredemo Rei ga Mite Mitai (ソレミテ ―それでも霊が見てみたい)By:Demographics:
ISHIGURO Masakazu x ONODERA Kouji
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Two manga authors: Ishiguro and Onodera, begin a quest to experience paranormal activity first-hand. Their adventures are chronicled in this manga, but there is a catch. Once they undeniably experience paranormal activity of any form, this series will come to an abrupt end. Their love for ghosts and demons are unmatched by their peers, but will they ever be able to encounter any?Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.
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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Sakura Taboo looks like it will be an interesting crime drama, focused more on the manipulation/betrayal/interpersonal stuff more than action. "Nigeru..." sounds like a setup for a silly comedy manga, but it seems to be taking the subject in a pretty realistic direction. I expect they'll probably fall in love at some point, but I hope she gets to have her career too! "Fudatsuki..." is more of a gag manga, with mostly lots of situations about the brother's reputation and the sister's ribbon/vampirism.
Here's what DrCoke had to say:
Soremite: A simple collection of short stories of real life(?) adventures experienced by the authors themselves. Worth a read if you like paranormal activity.
Kurotora: This one's a battle-centric shounen manga. It's action packed and fast paced, focusing on the various unique martial arts styles.
Issen: Similar in genre to Kurotora, but centered around various fantastical weapons that lie within each character. This one's also fast paced and action packed.
My opinion: Fudatsuki no Kyoko-chan
- An interesting mix of school life and fantasy with some comedy thrown in. If you're a fan of vampires and want to see something a bit different, then you should check this one out.Issen
- A short one-shot filled with action so if you are in the mood for action, then this might be up your alley.Kurotora
- This sounds a little bit more historical based, like the Black Ship represents Commodore Perry and his coming to Japan, but more extreme in that they destroyed the Japanese government. Well, maybe it's just around the same setting, but with more of a focus on action and martial arts. If you like action/martial arts, but want a longer series, then check this one out (maybe after reading Issen)...Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu
- If, on the other hand, you want the complete opposite of action, then this manga about a woman struggling to find a job and marrying someone in order to stay in the city is the manga for you. Although the marriage part seems unrealistic and you can probably expect the two to fall in love, this may turn out to be interesting...Sakura Taboo
- However, if you are in the mood for a murder mystery with some shady things going on in the police force, then this is definitely the manga for you. I'd be curious to see who actually killed his superior (and if it really was a cop)...Soremite – Soredemo Rei ga Mite Mitai
- If you want something more light hearted and like paranormal activity (and not the movie), ghost hunting and going to different "haunted" areas, then you should check out this manga instead.Translated items that need some love/scanlation:myao
- Circle Game
: Chapter 1persona_1
- Mahou Shoujo Pretty Bell
: Chapter 1kinlyu
- Samurai Flamenco - Another Days
: 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: historical action manga Kagemusha Tokugawa Ieyasu