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New Manga Shout Out: 7/27/09 - 8/2/09

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Aug 3, 2009 10:47

Welcome to the next New Manga Shout Out. This week we have 12 new series that range from action, moe, comedy to supernatural and mystery. Check them out, and, of course, if you like any of the series, remember to favorite them. Don't forget to also thank the various translators, raw uploaders/scanners and scanlators 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 or bax if you want to help out. Now onto the series~


Amagoi (天乞-あまごいー)
By: TEIKA Kobato

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 1 Chapter (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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CANAAN (カナン)
By: CHUNSOFT x ISHIDA Akira

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 1 Chapter (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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Chotto Edo Made (ちょっと江戸まで)
By: TSUDA Masami

Demographics: Shoujo
Status: 1 Volume (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

By the mangaka of Kare Kano comes a new historical comedy. The comedy story is set in an ultra-prestigious middle school at the height of Edo-era Tokyo, over 150 years ago. It centers around a son of the ruling Tokugawa clan's Mito family and a daughter of an elite Tokugawa shogun.

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Hitohira Encore (ひとひらアンコール)
By: KIRIHARA Idumi

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 1 Chapter (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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I ♥ Badminton!! (アイラブバドミントン)
By: Sawatake

Demographics: Shounen
Status: One-shot (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1 MQ | Chapter 1 MQ/HQ
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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Inu x Boku Secret Service (妖狐X僕SS)
By: FUJIWARA Cocoa

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 1 Chapter (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

The Shirakiin house's daughter, Shirakiin Riricho, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named "Ayakashi Kan." In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Riricho has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit whom she previously rescued.

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Livingstone (リヴィングストン)
By: MAEKAWA Tomohiro x KATAOKA Jinsei

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 1 Chapter (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1
Translations: Chapter 1 (Meriken)
Scanlations: Chapter 1 (DBR)

At the beginning of the 20th century American Doctor, Duncan MacDonald, engaged in a series of unethical experiments. Those experiments concluded that should one suffer a death not ordained by fate the human body lightened by an average of 30 grams, the weight of the a man's soul stone.

Today, two men, Sakarai and Amano, are in the hunt to find people who are about to die before their time and either prevent their unnatural death or recover these stones, "Livingstones."
Thanks go to Unproductive for the teaser.

McDougall conducted an experiment in 1907 where chronic TB patients were weighed prior to death. Inexplicably, he found in one experiment that a patient lost ~30g of weight upon expiring. And such is the basis of the protagonists' work: to extract the soul, or "livingstone," of people whose lives have been "tainted" by "negative points." When a person dies an unfortunate death, their livingstone is chipped, leaving fragments that eventually corrode other living beings. If a person is exposed for too long to a negative point, their livingstone in turn corrodes, potentially threatening his or her chances for the afterlife. Before that can happen, their livingstone must be extracted...but at what cost...?
Thanks go to Shrimpy for the summary.

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Mobile Suit GUNDAM - Day After Tomorrow
(機動戦士ガンダム デイアフタートゥモロー)

By: KOTOBUKI Tsubasa

Demographics: Seinen
Status: Prelude + 2 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Prelude | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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MuvLuv Alternative: Total Eclipse
(マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ トータル・イクリプス)

By: Age x ISHIGAKI Takashi

Demographics: Seinen
Status: Prelude (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Prelude
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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Nobunaga: School Conquest Saga (ノブナガ NOBUNAGA School Conquest Saga)
By: MATSUMOTO Yusuke

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

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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Rotte no Omocha! (ロッテのおもちゃ!)
By: HAGA Yui

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Other Chapters
Translations: Chapter 1 (Do Kesubei)
Scanlations: Chapter 1 (DBR)

In the medieval fantasy world of Alfheimr, succubus princess Astrarotte Ygvar, the first princess of the kingdom of Ygvar, has just reached the age of 10. For the coming years of a young succubus' life, it is necessary for them to have a male harem. In order to maintain their body and preserve their beautiful appearance, they must consume a substance only found on males. This substance is a liquid called "Sauzfryma", better known as.... semen. The princess, however, bears a great dislike against men, and only agrees to create a harem if a human male is to join.

Thanks go to Doragon for the summary.

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Shoujo Sosuu (少女素数)
By: NAGATSUKI Misoka

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

If you know Japanese and want to help write a summary, please PM me.

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Note to all scanlators: If you recently started scanlating a new manga series (with about 5 or less chapters released) that's hosted on MangaHelpers, 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 week I'm looking forward to seeing almost all of the items in this shout-out getting scanlated, but my top 3 picks would probably be Livingstone ( a bit dark and weird but interesting), Inu x Boku Secret Service (reminds me of a mix of Kurenai and Mei-chan no Shitsuji), and Chotto Edo Made (since I also want to see how TSUDA Masami's new manga fares), although I know Canaan is probably going to be a top pick due to the anime version currently being aired, although I haven't checked it out yet.

In scanlating news: people finally scanlated Gisèle Alain, Natsu no Zenjitsu and Usotsuki Paradox so go check out those chapters if you haven't done so already although Planet Waves is being neglected. If you're looking for something to scanlate, new translator RasberryIcecream translated Seitokai Yakuin-domo and previous shout-outs Himawari and Touhou Sangetsusei.

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Comments
#1. by sapphire-pyro ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Whoa . . . so many I liked here *_* Thanks so much c_k.

The one I liked the most is Livingstone. I love dark/twisted/weird stuff~ I'm glad there's a translation out and a group's picking it xD

*browses list again* Shet, I think I'm interested to read all of them. O_O (OMG My to-read list is getting longer again xD Haha!)

Amagoi = interesting~
CANAAN = I like the anime so . . .hehe (it's already scanlated, I've heard)
Chotto Edo Made = I love Kare Kano, so it wouldn't be a surprise for me to like this too~
Hitohira Encore = looks like a cute love story~
I <3 badminton = first badminton manga I've seen! I'm curious
Inu x Boku Secret Service = looks nice~ I like the fox dude xD
Mobile Suit GUNDAM = I love gundam, 'nuff said
MuvLuv Alternative = this is the one I'm not sure of
Nobunaga = looks awesome~
Rotte no Omocha! = looks interesting. I'll be reading the scanlation soon~
Shoujo Sosuu = looks nice~

*impressions might change once I've seen the raw . . . haven't seen some of them. downloading's taking forever =_=*

About Planet Waves, it's a good manga. I like it a lot! I hope it gets scanlated soon xD It was pretty tough to read it through translation + raw because of so many text O_O Ehehe. . .
#2. by zb19870326 ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
sc

!!!!!!!!!!!!
#3. by Himemo ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Chotto Edo Made! Chotto Edo Matte! I've so been looking for this! And Hitohira Encore! This is the greatest shout out ever. Thanks, c_k!
#4. by yukihito ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
The shoutout for this week looks pretty interesting. Thanks c_k! ^^

Chotto Edo Made - I don't know the mangaka's other work, but I like stuff with a historical setting, so I think I'll check it out.
Hitohira Encore: Read the first chapter, I think it could turn out to be interesting.
Inu x Boku Secret Service: I've read a little of the first chapter, looks cool so far.
Livingstone: This is my favourite from the shoutout. From the first chapter it looks pretty awesome.
Nobunaga: I read the description on the manga page and it sounds like fun!
#5. by Doragon ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
I actually skimmed through Canaan's and I <3 Badminton's raws just earlier before this shout-out. But in all honesty, besides Rotte, the ones that I liked the most were Livingstone, and I <3 badminton. Btw, you typo-ed the link for Livingstone right up there.
#6. by shadow-skill ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Dammit, this isn't good... I liked Inu x Boku... I don't want to pick up another one... Dammit why are you doing this to me C_K?

You know I'm a junkie and you keep waving what I'm craving in my face... No, I don't want to go back to AA... Hopefully someone else picks it up so my drive to do it will die out... someone... please? (c;
#7. by Galooza ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
I've been looking at Livingstone since the raws came out. It's my favorite of the bunch. Wait, no *punches self* I don't want to do anything except wait for Princess Lover raws to starting coming.
#8. by [lucci] ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Awesome New manga shout out this week, Amagoi and Livingstone look very interesting (even though I haven't still downloaded the raw XD), I hope someone picks them up
#9. by Split Second Shot ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Wow, lots of good stuff this week. Too bad most of the good ones are one-shots :/
#10. by GGpX ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Just fyi, there is a group that's going to do Planet Waves, they just have some more important things to scanlate at the moment.
#11. by DelGrecco ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Looks like a lot of new interesting possibilities. Also great to hear that someone is working on Planet Waves.

I've been chatting with RaspberryIcecream about working on Seitokai Yakuin-domo and hope to be starting in on it shortly. So this series should start being released soon =)
#12. by graficool ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
i <3 badminton
#13. by Unproductive ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
I read Livingstone yesterday. It's great! Submitted a teaser. But it looks like Meriken is already going to translate it. I'll give it two week before I give any thought to taking over the series.
#14. by shrimpy ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
Livingstone is clearly the best of the bunch.
(New serialization)

summary:
McDougall conducted an experiment in 1907 where chronic TB patients were weighed prior to death. Inexplicably, he found in one experiment that a patient lost ~30g of weight upon expiring. And such is the basis of the protagonists' work: to extract the soul, or "livingstone," of people whose lives have been "tainted" by "negative points." When a person dies an unfortunate death, their livingstone is chipped, leaving fragments that eventually corrode other living beings. If a person is exposed for too long to a negative point, their livingstone in turn corrodes, potentially threatening his or her chances for the afterlife. Before that can happen, their livingstone must be extracted...but at what cost...?
#15. by Laika ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
I am somewhat disappointed that they chose 30~g instead of 21g. Maybe they didn't want to have any trouble w/ copyrights or whatever, but still, getting it so off is sorta .-.;;

Yeah, but Livingstone is probably the most interesting to me of the sort.
#16. by Unproductive ()
Posted on Aug 3, 2009
For Livingstone, the average weight was 30 grams. The first guy that died was only 3/4 ounce which comes out to 21 grams. Yeah, they managed to sneak 21 grams in there.
#17. by Meriken ()
Posted on Aug 4, 2009
TL for Livingstone has been posted.

And yeah, they did put a note saying it was 21 grams. I don't think it was a copyright issue tho. It would be one thing if they named the series "21 grams," but you can't copyright a measurement value... Can you? :o
#18. by slippy ()
Posted on Aug 4, 2009
i love badminton too
#19. by Horsee ()
Posted on Aug 4, 2009
I ♥ Badminton!! translation? Anyone? Please!? :)
#20. by c_k (Global Moderator)
Posted on Aug 4, 2009
@ sapphire-pyro: Yep, this week is a lot better than last week. :P lots of good stuff~

@himemo: lol - I knew you'd like the hitohira manga :P

@ doragon: yeah, I finished the article super late at night and I guess I was too tired to check, but it's been fixed now.

@shadow-skill: you know you want to~ It's calling out for you to translate~~~ :P And I love torturing people, especially you since you're so fun to torture. ^_^

@ggpx: oh yay~ it's great that your group picked it up. I'll definitely look forward to reading your scanlations. :)

@Unproductive/shrimpy: Thanks go to the both of you for the teaser/summary.

Oh, and can someone please explain this 21 gram reference you guys talk about. I have no clue what you guys are referring to. -___- What's the controversy of the 30g vs 21gram? Please enlighten me oh wise ones~


#21. by Laika ()
Posted on Aug 4, 2009
No, you can't, but a lot of times names of things will get changed just because they might overlap with an already established IP.

21 grams vs 30 grams, there's no real discrepancy here since both get mentioned. I just skimmed over it too fast and didn't even see the * that mentions that it's about 21 grams. 21 grams just also happens to be the name of a film that came out some years ago. Livingstone plays with the concept in a more direct matter, but the film also touched upon some similar themes. It basically just has to do with the "experiment" that was done that is mentioned in Livingstone. I just sort of wonder where they're getting an average of 30g from when most places don't even mention this.
#22. by Queenofmuffins ()
Posted on Aug 4, 2009
Not many summaries up yet, but 'Livingstones' looks interesting. ^^
#23. by Arkel ()
Posted on Aug 4, 2009
Ready the Livingstone 1 chapter for spanish readers!
#24. by shrimpy ()
Posted on Aug 5, 2009
Why such a cow over the weights?
McDougall first found 21g, but it is clearly explained in the chapter (and in wikipedia) that successive experiments found 30.

...I hope people aren't taking what comics say as gospel...
#25. by Laika ()
Posted on Aug 5, 2009
It's not particularly a cow... As I said, I'm just curious where it came from... Because the first experiment came up as 21g as everyone has noted, but the other further experiments gave quite different weights, starting from a drop at death then further drops later on, and also one that was a drop and then a rise... I just never saw any figure that had an average of 30 in any of the English articles though. It seems to me it'd be hard to reach any average at all, because of those fluctuations in weight afterwards. That's why they ended up just using 21g IIRC.
#26. by mr_ark ()
Posted on Aug 5, 2009
I ♥ Badminton! and Hitohira Encore seems interesting. :D
#27. by Sarvorva ()
Posted on Aug 7, 2009
Raw size Badminton to Huge.....
T.T
#28. by Sariachan ()
Posted on Aug 7, 2009
But... isn't ISHIDA Akira a seiyuu? Why it appears as a mangaka, here?

Or he's a different person with the same name and surname (at least, in the way the are drawn with western characters)?

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