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New Manga Shout Out: 5/9/16 - 5/22/16

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on May 27, 2016 05:55

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 policewoman with a super sense of smell, animals that turn into humans, and street basketball. 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~

Are ga Ii Kore ga Ii ( あれがいいこれがいい)
By: IGAWA Umiko

Demographics: Josei
Status: 1 Volume (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Sui is a young teacher, but has also known some of her students since they were all children. One of those students, Amano, is in love with her. Their story is slowly told through their two perspectives and the perspectives of the small group of people in their daily lives.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


Deka Girl (デカガール)

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

Hino Maruka had always wanted to be a detective, but she works a police box. She was raised around lots of cats and dogs, and being around them has sharpened her sense of smell to a superhuman ability--she can even smell feelings. One day, she is pulled in to help with a hostage case, and her sense of smell actually ends up helping her to resolve the situation. After this, it looks like her dream of becoming a detective will come true. There are many more cases ahead of her!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


DNA wa Oshiete Kurenai - Animalium no Otome-tachi

By: Mintarou

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

A new kind of living creature has appeared; animals all over the world have suddenly transformed into cute young girls with animal attributes. The main character is a bighorn sheep who transforms into a young girl with sheep horns, who is given the name Yoko. The shepherd who finds her teaches her how to live as a human, and soon he sends her off to find happiness at a school among her own kind.

This school is called "Animalium," and it is full of young girls who were once all kinds of animals, from sheep to wolves to rabbits! Yoko and the other girls will learn and make friends, and they must always try not to get too upset or frightened. If they do, they'll turn back into animal form, returning only to human shape when they calm down!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


Dragon Jam (ドラゴンジャム)
By: FUJII Itsunari

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 14 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Tachibana Tatsuya's father passed away, and he and his mother have a hard time making ends meet. To help with their situation, he chose to become a part-time worker instead of attending high school. From his father, Tatsuya had developed a love of basketball. When he isn't working, Tatsuya plays basketball with his two friends near the Kamakura shore. They earn money by playing other people in games of 3-on-3 for cash. One day, Tatsuya's life changes forever when he meets an older guy named TJ. TJ is interested in Tatsuya's style, and he introduces their three-person team to the world of street ball.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.


Peleliu - Rakuen no Guernica (ペリリュー~楽園のゲルニカ~)
By: HIRATSUKA Masao x TAKEDA Kazuyoshi

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

This historical manga describes the daily life of the Japanese soldiers during the Battle of Peleliu in World War 2 (battle details from Wikipedia), a high-casualty, months-long battle. The main character is Tamaru, a soldier who dreams of living and returning home to become a manga artist. He initially sees the island as a wild paradise, and hopes to one day write a story set in it. Many of his friends and comrades, though, are prepared for the more realistic scenario--that they will not be leaving the island alive.

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:
Peleliu has innocent moe-like character designs that make a shocking juxtaposition with the subject matter. It is an extremely depressing story, based on one of the more brutal battles of the Pacific Theater in WW2. "DNA Wa Oshiete Kudasai," couldn't be more different. The story seems to be mostly an excuse to have moe girls with animal ears and tails, who occasionally rip up their school uniforms by transforming into animals. It is pretty cute, though, if you're in the mood for that sort of story! Dragon Jam is a good one for fans of sports manga, and it has a lot of action so far. Are ga ii kore ga ii is more of a low key story, and a little slow for my taste. For Deka Girl, it's interesting to see how her abilities will help her solve cases.

My opinion:
Are ga Ii Kore ga Ii - If you're in the mood for love, or just like romantic stories set in a school setting, then you should check this manga out.
Bocchi Album - If you like reading about detective/police-solving type manga, then this one is for you.
DNA wa Oshiete Kurenai - Animalium no Otome-tachi - If you like transforming girls into animals and vice versa with a bit of ecchiness thrown in, then take a peek at this manga.
Dragon Jam - If you like basketball, but want a more grittier version of it, then take a look at this manga instead.
Peleliu - Rakuen no Guernica - However, if you are in the mood for a historical manga, and want to learn some history, then this is up your alley.

Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
myao - Circle Game: Chapter 1
persona_1 - Mahou Shoujo Pretty Bell: Chapter 1
mninjaboxme - Spark Idol Hina: Chapter 1

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