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 boy who can see ghosts, a boy who becomes a god and race horses. 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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Geidaisei Yasaka Kyouya no Suki na Bouken (芸大生八坂京也の数奇な冒険)By:Demographics:
6 Chapters (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Yasaka Kyoya just recently moved from Tokyo to Kyoto when he became a freshman in one of the fine arts colleges in Kyoto city, though college was only one of the reasons why he moved to Kyoto. His main objective was to get rid of his innate ability to see spirits and ghosts. He hoped that, by living in the city of the old gods and temples, he could find a cure to his annoying ability. While working at his part time job, he literally runs into a girl who mistakes him as her long-lost older brother. Running into this girl is the start of a supernatural journey that Kyoya never really wanted.Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.
Hakumei to Mikochi (ハクメイとミコチ)By:Demographics:
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, the tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day to day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.
Higashi no Kurume to Tonari no Meguru (東のくるめと隣のめぐる)By:Demographics:
3 Chapters (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Kousuke has a boring high school life, but he sits next to his crush--the really popular, cute Tsukahara Meguru, who has a cool, stoic personality. One day, his parents announce that they're moving, but that he'll still be able to attend the same school. The new apartment building has a lovely river and friendly neighbors... and it is next door to where Tsukahara lives! Outside of school, she seems to have a completely different personality, friendly and a little quirky. She makes him promise not to tell the others at school how she acts at home, but why does she put on such an act for her classmates? Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Kami-sama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox (神様と運命革命のパラドクス)By:Demographics:
Nippon Ichi Software x NATSUKI Yuu
2 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Kagurazaka Renya never had any luck. He could never win the lottery. He was never the "lucky winner."
One day, he meets a girl that insists that he pull from a raffle. Lo and behold, he pulls the Grand Prize, the privilege (?) of becoming a god. He must now face the trials and responsibilities of being a god. Will he make it?Thanks go to DrCoke for the summary.
Kirishima Renji (霧島嵐児)By:Demographics:
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Kirishima Ranji is a gangster who highly respects his leader. One day, that leader is shot to death in a drive-by shooting, and his body shields Kirishima from sharing the same fate. Sick with grief and guilt, Kirishima goes on a killing rampage for revenge! During this rampage, his car goes off a cliff, and the next thing he knows, he's washed up somewhere strange. He appears to still be in Japan, but he has somehow transported through time to an island of exile in the late 1700's. Kirishima is eager to get back to his own time and his revenge, but in the meantime, he ends up violently involved with protecting a young girl and her family from the local thugs.Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Yuushun Gekijou (優駿劇場)By:Demographics:
3 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
This manga tells stories from the viewpoints of racehorses. The first story is of Mayano Top Gun, a horse whose biggest wins were from 1995-1997. Mayano Top Gun always had sad eyes, whether winning or losing a race, since losing a race was sad both for the horse and its rivals.Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Higashi no Kurume to Tonari no Meguru was a very old style of art, but it seems like a cute story so far. I am curious why the girl is so different at school, since she seems so likeable at home. Kirishima Ranji was a very fast-paced and exciting story, with lots of action. The story starts out with a bang, and things keep moving forward in the story really quickly. Yuushun Gekijou is probably mostly interesting for people who really like racehorses, and would like to read fictionalized stories from their perspective.
My opinion: Geidaisei Yasaka Kyouya no Suki na Bouken
- If you like supernatural manga set in a school setting with a mix of comedy, then you'd probably like this manga.Hakumei to Mikochi
- On the other hand, if you're more in the mood for fantasy/slice of life, then this would be more your cup of tea. Higashi no Kurume to Tonari no Meguru
- Although this type of manga where someone acts one way at school and another way of at home (like KareKano and many other manga) with a mix of school life and possible romance, this may be another interesting take. I'm probably most interested in this manga.Kami-sama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox
- If you're interested in seeing how a regular person deals with somehow becoming a god, this may pique your interest, at a total of only 2 volumes.Kirishima Renji
- If you're in the mood for action, and wonder what it'd be like if a thug was dropped into a time in the past, this may end up being an interesting read. Although time travel isn't a new storyline in manga, having a delinquent be the one that travels in the past seems a bit different.Yuushun Gekijou
- If you're in the mood for more realism and are fascinated by the world of horse racing, then you should check this manga out instead. This is short with just 3 volumes.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: sci-fi battle manga Uncanny Brains
), and sci-fi action manga Pact