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New Manga Shout Out: 12/21/09 - 12/27/09

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Dec 28, 2009 09:50

Welcome to the next New Manga Shout Out. Not much new manga this week, probably due to the holidays~ Anyway, remember, if you like any of the series, 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 if you want to help out. Now onto the series~


Agape (アガペ)
By: KASHIMA Jun x ISHIGURO Masakazu

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 4 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

The metropolitan police have a special squad of negotiators for talking down violent criminals in hostage situations and so forth. The two top negotiators have great knowledge of human psychology and experience in dealing with criminals, but they are missing something important.

They are searching for someone who is capable of agape love-- unconditional and selfless love for all people. Such a person would be able to develop rapport easily with criminals, and therefore be a natural negotiator. Instead of finding a person like this on the police force, they find her in the form of the teenage girl Haruka. Will they be able to persuade her to become a negotiator for the police?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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AR∀GO (AR∀GO ~ロンドン市警特殊犯罪捜査官~)
By:TAKAHIRO Arai

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 2 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
Translations: Chapter 1 (lucifell) | Chapter 1 (duskmon10)
Scanlations: Chapter 1 (Simple Scans) =v2 out=

Twin brother's Arago and Ewan were left orphaned at a young age when their parents were slaughtered by a cruel murderer. The younger brother Arago who burns for revenge, and the older brother Ewan who became a police officer cross paths once again. The bowery district of London will once again be stained with blood....!! ka-POW.

Thanks go to lucifell for the summary.

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Double Face (ダブル・フェイス)
By: HOSONO Fujihiko

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 19 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

The mild-mannered, somewhat weak-willed Harui Fudemi is an average salariman -- a member of the general staff of a small loans firm, Tsukikage Financial Services, with a penchant for impressing his female coworkers with crappy parlor magic. He's a married man with a loving wife and three kids, and a magic enthusiast ... or so he claims.

In fact, the person known as "Harui Fudemi" is a fabricated identity of a highly skilled magician known only as Doctor Whoo, who runs Tsukikage Finance as a front for the mysterious organization called the Kurobuchi Foundation. His true occupation is to protect the average citizen from the ambitions and greed of businesses and politicians from the shadows -- a goal that he will use any means to achieve.

But gradually, Doctor Whoo will come to realize that there are some corrupt individuals that are untoucheable even to the operatives of the Kurobuchi Foundation...

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Futagami Double (フタガミ*ダブル)
By: YABUKI Kentaro

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

Futagami Sousuke, 14 years old, is a normal student, wishing to live a normal life. But everything changes the day he sees a doppelganger of himself in his house. Since then, the girl he has a crush on, Amane, will introduce him to another side of his world he had no idea about, and it won't be anymore the dear peaceful days for Futagami.

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Gallery Fake (ギャラリーフェイク)
By: HOSONO Fujihiko

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 32 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

On a wharf on Tokyo Bay is a small gallery named Gallery Fake. The owner of the gallery, Reiji Fujita, was once a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He was a learned curator with remarkable memory, keen aesthetic sense, great skill in restoration of paintings and knowledge of many languages, so he was called the "Professor." However, because of trouble in the workplace, Fujita was forced to quit the museum. Now he is an art dealer who sells paintings, authentic and fake alike, at extraordinary prices. His motto is "One without aesthetic sense can't help being cheated out of his money. And by being deceived, one may learn to distinguish real ones from the counterfeit."

However, Fujita is not a villain. He truly appreciates art and the artists who spent their lives to create it. He is not someone who just earns money by selling fake paintings. Sometimes he takes paintings from a wicked politician who considers art only as a means of exchanging bribes. Sometimes he tries to restore destroyed paintings. He often touches the lives of those he encounters and people are attracted to him in spite of himself.

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i.d. (アイディ)
By: KISHI Torajirou

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

Akiko Hirukawa is a young woman who has lost herself in her everyday life. She works, not particularly skillfully, as both a telemarketer and a model, but she is deeply unhappy. Her only relief is letting out her stress by sparring at a dojo. Will Akiko be able to reconnect with herself and reevaluate her current lifestyle?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Iincho (いいんちょ)
By: AKIKAZE Shirakumo

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1 | Magazine Raws
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

The first year middle school Student Council Chairpersons (iincho) come from different elementary schools and different backgrounds. These six cute, glasses-wearing middle school girls often fight, but they have a common enemy in the sexual-harassing Student Council President. Will they be able to do their job without being distracted by infighting or thwarted by the controlling Student Council President?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Mayoi Neko Overrun! (迷い猫オーバーラン!)
By: MATSU Tomohiro x YABUKI Kentaro x Peko

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 1 Chapter (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1
Translations: Chapter 1 (Finestela)
Scanlations: Chapter 1 (CXC Scans)

From the mangaka of To-Love-Ru and Black Cat, the series is based on the light novels and has an anime coming out in April. Expect lots of ecchi scenes... >.>

This is the story of Takumi, the little brother of the owner of the patisserie called "Stray Cats", who is surrounded with quirky girls. His older sister Otome has a habit of constantly disappearing on missions to help people, and of collecting and caring for stray cats. One day she returns from a mission with a lonely stray cat-girl named Nozomi! In addition to taking care of the new arrival, Takumi runs the store with his childhood friend Fumino, and deals with attending high school with the pushy zaibatsu princess Chise. Will Takumi be able to survive with all these girls in his life?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Mika ni Harassment (みかにハラスメント)
By: SUIHEI Kiki

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

This is a series of short stories about a girl called Mika. In the first story, Mika makes a wish on a mirror in order to change the world into one where boys don't have ecchi thoughts when they look at girls. In the second story, Mika's school falls under the control of a misogynic dog who hates high school girls (which includes Mika). Finally, in the third story, Mika raises the ire of six-year-old child genius, Kokoa, who forces Mika to attend kindergarten again.

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Despite the fact that there isn't a lot of manga featured this time, I still liked a bunch of them, from Agape and it's premise of having a high school girl as a hostage negotiator to the dark action AR∀GO, and the mysterious Double Face. I just wish more mystery mangas were scanlated. As for i.d., I'd like to see a model that can do martial arts and work as a telemarketer. :P Just hearing that made me laugh. Wow... Mayoi sure has a lot of ecchi shots. If you liked To-Love-Ru for its ecchiness, then you'll definitely like Mayoi... Anyway, I hope they all get scanlated, although now that I see Mayoi, I'd think that would be the most likely to get scanlated due to its ecchi factor...

Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
Katatonia - Kinnikuman Nisei: Kyūkyoku no Chōjin Tag Hen: Chapter 1 (Need TLC/Proofread)
Mr. Prince - Oumagadoki Doubutsuen: One-shot (PM Mr.Prince for raw)
yukihito - Hakuouki Jurenka: Chapter 1
yukihito - Uta no Prince-sama: Chapter 1
shadow-skill - Der Ring des Nibelungen - Siegfried: Chapter 1
Ju-da-su - Sengoku Basara 3: Prelude (no raws)

If you haven't done so already, check out the scanlations of the mangas from previous shout outs which have been recently scanlated: Slice of Life (soon to be anime) So Ra No Wo To, the supernatural slice of life Nori Tama, action ecchi series Aria the Scarlet Ammo, supernatural mystery Shinigami-sama ni Saigo no Onegai wo, psychological mystery Steins;Gate, action manga series Taboo-Tattoo, and ecchi romance comedy one-shot Takidani Koukou Manga Club.

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Comments
#1. by ruggia ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
arago was great. not sure about checking out others.
is it just me, or does Agape seem very similar to the epilogue of Majin Tantei Noukami Neuro......
#2. by kanapox ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
i.d. looks very interesting. I hope someone picks up that series.
#3. by ~†Ale†~ ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Arago is wonderful! XD
#4. by c_k (Global Moderator)
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Forgot to include Mayoi in the list, although you gotta wait for the summary. ^^;;
However, if you're into ecchi (I think there were like 2 naked chest shots that I recall), then this manga is for you...

Oh, and if you liked AR∀GO, the Sunday website has the image above as nice wallpapers, in two sizes which for those that can't read Japanese can grab here: Size:1280×1024 || Size:1024×768.
#5. by ruggia ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
oh, Mayoi right. it was okay~ seemed like its going to be an episodic fan-service manga like TLR.
isn't Futagami Double going to be on the Shout Out?

(also, for Mayoi neko, I think you meant Black Cat, not Mx0.)
#6. by sapphire-pyro ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
I AM MADLY IN LOVE WITH AR∀GO !!!! ESPECIALLY THAT THERE ARE TWIN BROTHERS IN IT!!!! KYAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! *crazy fangurl is crazy*

I find Agape (crime and well, agape!), Double Face (magician and double identity!), and Gallery Fake (art!) VERY interesting! I wish to see those scanlated *_*
#7. by c_k (Global Moderator)
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
@ ruggia: oops- my mistake; I was doing it off of memory and sometimes I get mangas mixed up. ^^;;

Oh, I missed it since I check raws, not scanlated stuff for new mangas...

EDIT: Ok, Futagami is now added.
#8. by Zyki ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
whoaaaaaa im really interested in Agape and Mayoi Neko Overrun!

PS: c_k , v2 should be out tomorrow :3.
#9. by BinkyChan105 ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
arago and Futagami Double
#10. by shadow-skill ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
I added the raw for Der Ring des Nibelung.
#11. by Ju-da-su ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
*patiently wait for the moment where Basara 3 will be added* (Though the raw is gone...well, I was actually waiting since last week, but yeah, don't know how to get it there, and I feel like bothering you too much about the new series as well...though tbh, I don't want it added midway, that's why I decided to wait instead).

Other than that...nothing really interest me this week, I guess...-_-"
#12. by Queenofmuffins ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Double Face sounds really interesting!! ^^
Iincho just seemed creepy. -_-

I'mma also going to check out ARGO. :3
#13. by revennge ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
That Neko manga is out of control X_X
#14. by andysislands ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
I've always wanted to work on Gallery Fake for a really long time. I even bought the entire Japanese manga without even reading a page of it! (Granted I watched all of the anime, and enjoyed that very much, and it was a great deal on eBay used)

If an translator does want to work on Gallery Fake, please let me know! I'll be glad to help out where I can (in terms of working with scanlations) to get some chapters of this out to the English speaking audiences!
#15. by Kaiten (Harasho)
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
AR∀GO was good, has a lot of potential. I.D. looks really interesting.
#16. by dayrains ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Taruby has already done a scanslation of one of the chapters of Mika ni Harassment.
#17. by Salamander-Natsu ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Agape (アガペ)
Mika ni Harassment (みかにハラスメント)
Mayoi Neko Overrun! (迷い猫オーバーラン!)
Iincho (いいんちょ)
i.d. (アイディ)
#18. by CannedJam ()
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
The ending of AR∀GO was a little too sad :(
#19. by c_k (Global Moderator)
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
@Ju-da-su: You can always PM me if you want me to include something in the shout out. I welcome all PMs~ So with that said, I included your TL, but... no raws = ;_;

@dayrains: No release was posted on MU so I thought no one was scanlating it...
#20. by Snowolf ()
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
Lol Doctor Whoo = Doctor Who. XDDD
#21. by Zyki ()
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
Arago v2 is out.
#22. by Autumncherry ()
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
Double Face... I sense plagiarism :/
#23. by kamoku ()
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
yeah~! raws are cool! Agape's drawing style is quite unique
#24. by Josear XIII ()
Posted on Jan 7, 2010
i think i.d is a good one someone should give it a try and translate

And someone should really take agape i have it on my mangaupdates wishlist like for ages, it has an interesting plot and is finished so whats the lose in there, time of course but atleast some chapters will tell if its bad or good

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