Welcome to the next New Manga Shout Out. A lot more mangas are featured this week, although a few of them have already had some scanlations. 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~
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Aoi no Yuuwaku (碧いの誘惑)By:Demographics:
3 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1 | Volume 2Translations: NoneScanlations: Not on MH
(Scanlated up to v01 c7 - 8/14/09)
Shinichi, an apprentice photographer, has returned to Japan to live with and learn from a successful photographer who mostly takes pictures of partially nude women. It is here that he's reunited with his childhood friend Azusa, who has become a model! However, Azusa is no longer the sweet little girl he remembers; now she has grown into an angry and sadistic, but sexy, young woman. It's clear there are some kind of sparks between them, but it's often difficult for Shinichi to determine whether she loves him or hates him! With all the other models who keep coming on to Shinichi, will he ever be able to figure out his relationship with Azusa?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Arata no Tsukumogami (アラタのツクモガミ)By:Demographics:
One-shot (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: One-shotTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
In the hopes of pleasing his childhood friend and crush, Chiharu, Arata agreed to help her clean out an old warehouse from her grandfather. But what neither of them knew was that the warehouse contained "tsukumogami" ancient objects imbued with life. When Arata accidentally broke the seal on a box containing an artifact that hungered for vengeance against humanity, Chiharu was kidnapped! Now it is up to Arata and the good, loyal artifacts to rescue Chiharu before it is too late!Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Asteroid Miners (アステロイド・マイナーズ)By:Demographics:
1 Volume (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Chapter 1-11Translations: NoneScanlations: None
As humans expand our territory to beyond Earth, we start encountering new boundaries of physical and psychological limitations. Asteroid Miners is a compilation of short stories that describe these limitations and how it may affect humans. It goes into detail how gravitational fields make traveling in space different from anything on Earth and how we need a new mindset towards ‘moving’ when humans are in space. The idea of distance is also covered where it describes how vacant the universe really is. Asteroid Miners also touches on human psychological behaviors in space. The stress it causes on humans to feel so alone and the repercussions to childhood when growing up entirely in space stations without any nature to relate to.
Humans are already moving towards space and as the last frontier of humans, it is still vastly uncharted and beyond our imagination. Asteroid Miners does a great job portraying humanity in space and the physics behind the adventure.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Carnevale Della Luce Della Luna (月光のカルネヴァーレ)By:Demographics:
Nitro Plus x SUMITA Kazasa
2 Volume (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1Translations: NoneScanlations: Not on MH
(Scanlated up to v01 c01 - 1/16/08)
The story takes place in a city resembling Italy, known as Belmonte, with the technology levels resembling levels in the late 19th century. In this city there are human-sized mechanical dolls known as "Automata" who serve the people of the city.
The protagonist, Romeo, is a taxi driver who was originally involved in a organization known as the "Olma Rossa." He finds an automata in the shape of a young woman, who appears to have amnesia. He names her Anna, they start living together. However, sometime later, the Olma Rossa begin to catch up to Romeo, and an organization composed of automata also appears; thus, Romeo must fight to protect his current life.
Dead Soul Revolver (デッド・ソウル・リボルバー)By:Demographics:
3 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3Translations: NoneScanlations: Not on MH
(Scanlated up to v01 c02 - 6/11/08)
When a person becomes overwhelmed by negative emotions, they will turn into a murderous demon! Luckily there are people, like the cute, gun-carrying, girl Tsukishima Miyu, whose job is to hunt down and kill these dangerous creatures.
One day, high school student Kagami Kenichi runs into one of these demons while taking a shortcut down a back alley. Kenichi is certain he's going to die, until Miyu comes and runs the creature off! Now Kenichi finds himself becoming entangled in this demonic situation, and after the next demon fight he witnesses, he's officially in too deep.
When things are desperate, Miyu makes a "contract" with Kenichi. This contract allows Miyu to use Kenichi's soul energy to create a massive weapon with which to defeat the demon. One unfortunate side effect is that if he ever strays too far from Miyu, he will die. Will Kenichi be strong enough to handle his violent new life with Miyu?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
One-shot (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: One-shotTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Debochi Amon (14) was always a passionate boy and had a tendency to literally steam up. Amon was living a normal life; going to school, hanging with friends and thinking about his crush on his classmate, Shinomoto Sako. One day, a third eye opens on his forehead after one of his usual “steaming” incidents and a talking owl creature who calls himself Goomin appears. Both characters are confused at the situation at hand and Goomin finally is able to explain the situation to Amon.
Amon now possesses Pyrokinesis and his power of his fire increases when his passion grows. His emotion of wanting to protect something, like his crush Shinomoto, triggers the transformation into a demonic figure and his flame is powered through greed. Now, Amon must learn to control and use his powers to protect the human world from Angels!Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Dien Bien Phu (ディエンビエンフー)By:Demographics:
6 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Chapter 1-34Translations: NoneScanlations: None
The tale begins on January 1965, Vietnam. Hikaru Minami, a newbie reporter, lands in Saigon to begin photographing the war. Thus does his story of war, growth, life, and a tragic love begin.
Drawn in a simple and light style that belies its subject matter, complementing the writing very well.Thanks go to Reminiscence for the summary.
Gaku (岳 みんなの山)By:Demographics:
11 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 | Volume 5Translations: NoneScanlations: None
Shimazaki Sanpo is a cheerful and energetic man who loves mountains, and travels all over the world to climb them. When he isn't traveling, he lives up in the northern Japanese Alps. There, he does volunteer work for a rescue team with the northern Nagano police force, and finds missing climbers whether they're dead or alive. It can be truly beautiful up in the mountains, but it can also be very, very dangerous! Join Sanpo on both his climbing adventures and his search and rescue missions!Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Harenchi Gakuen (ハレンチ学園)By:Demographics:
12 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1-11Translations: NoneScanlations: None
This is the legendary Go Nagai's breakthrough work. Harenchi Gakuen is an elementary school whose teachers and students are all perverts. Boys peep girls changing. Girls pull up their skirts and show off their panties. Actually, it's not as evil as you imagine. They're like cubs playing together. It's only pre-school eroticism, nothing sexual. In spite of that, Harenchi Gakuen became a sensation. Parents, teachers, and politicians hysterically attacked the comic's immorality. Finally the magazine publisher decided to cancel it.
Mighty Heart (マイティ・ハート)By:Demographics:
7 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1-7Translations: NoneScanlations: None
An evil organization, whose members are "Phantoms" that look like people in robotic suits, is planning to conquer the Earth. One of them, Phantom Vorken, lives disguised as an ordinary high school boy named Tenkawa Toichi. One day, the cute transfer student Maishima Kokoro, who claims to have no interest in boring things like romance and lust, joins his class.
Secretly, she is the last defense of mankind against this evil army. When danger appears, she transforms into Mighty Heart, an angel who condemns evildoers! ...Unfortunately, despite all her talk, she's so weak she never really stands a chance against anyone. However, she does have one very powerful weapon, which only comes out when she's feeling incredibly shy and embarrassed. At the peak of her embarrassment she releases her "Mighty Beam." This weapon can reach a devastating power equivalent to several tons of TNT, provided she cries from the shame. Her embarrassment, typically brought on by some form of sexual situation, can win any fight!
As Tenkawa gets to know Maishima, both in school and during their alter egos' fights, he can't help himself wanting to protect the adorable, well-meaning, and mostly helpless heroine. Will he be able to stick to his role as the evil Phantom fighting this heroine of justice?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
MOON - Subaru Solitude Standing (MOON—昴 ソリチュード スタンディング)By:Demographics:
5 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1 | Volume 2Translations: NoneScanlations: None
After the events of Subaru, the ballet dancer Miyamoto Subaru works in a German ballet company. However, after using pneumonia as an excuse to cancel at the last minute on her company's tour of Japan, she is forced to accept the damage she has done to her professional career. As she struggles with her sense of self-worth, she meets Nico, an amazing, handicapped ballet dancer. Nico lost his vision, in addition to his ballet partner and lover, in a tragic accident. Will Subaru be able to reach out to him, and help him to once again dance with a partner? In doing so, will she be able to find her own place in this world?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Re:BIRTH－The Lunatic Taker－ (リバース－The Lunatic Taker－)By:Demographics:
IM Dal Young x LEE Soo Hyun
2 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Chapter 1Translations: NoneScanlations: Chapter 1
In the hometown of high school student Tachibana Reiji there has been an unusual string of suicides lately. Some people believe that this string of suicides might have something to do with the urban myth of "death accessories", which are magical objects that cause people to die soon after they pick them up.
Reiji, who lives alone with his adoring older sister Ayaka, doesn't believe this kind of nonsense, so he has no problem picking up a strange bracelet he finds on the street. Almost immediately, he finds himself forced to form a "contract" with his new bracelet. Now, in order to remain alive, Reiji must use the power of his bracelet to fight and kill others like him! His only ally in this new life is his sister Ayaka, who is determined to protect her little brother at any cost!Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Sachiko & Neko-sama (さちことねこさま)By:Demographics:
3 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1Translations: NoneScanlations: None
Usurai Sachiko is a shy and poor girl with glasses who has a really annoying problem. She has a guardian like creature called Nekosama that appears from inside her hair when she gets in trouble. Nekosama, who looks like a round fluffy cat, is actually a creature that lives in everyone’s hair and it said to influence one’s destiny. Usually they are microscopic but in Sachiko’s case, Nekosama grows to an enormous size and directly affects her life in hilarious ways. Because of this, Sachiko has had to transfer schools often and this time, she really wants to make it work. She meets Norio, a classmate and other quirky characters. She meets a girl with princess mentality and actually meets other people with the same problem as her; people that also has visible guardians. Sachiko to Nekosama is a pretty weirdly funny comedy with loads of crazy characters that really make the manga an interesting read.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Young Gun Carnaval (ヤングガン・カルナバル)By:Demographics:
FUKAMI Makoto x SATOU Yuuko
1 Volume (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereRaws: Volume 1Translations: NoneScanlations: Not on MH
(Scanlated up to v01 c02 - 1/1/10)
Kogura Jinpachi, a manga research club member in his high school, whose parents were killed by a plot of some organization. Then there's Tetsuyoshi Yumika, who was brought up by her mother, an expert mercenary.
These two live as the usual high schoolers, though the truth is, they are members of Hybrid, an organization whose duty is to hunt and punish the villains and criminal organizations who cant be judge by the usual law. The two fight with other Hybrid members and assassins, while trying to confront the plot of a criminal organization that endanger the lives of Japanese citizens. As the story reveals itself, the two are also have to face their dark pasts...
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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Of the ones I read, Subaru seemed to be the most well-written, with Gaku a close second (though I think you'd have to have an interest in mountains to really like it). Lots of dark shounens this week, and they pretty much just follow their respective formulaic plots, but Dead Soul Revolver was unexpectedly bloody. Also, Mighty Heart was somehow less annoyingly ecchi than I thought it would be, it actually had a pretty cute story.Re:BIRTH－The Lunatic Taker
piqued my interest which featured a girl with a young "brother" complex. The art was beautiful, the action was done well, and I can't wait to read the next chapter. Devil☆Clutch
also looks pretty interesting. I head good things about Gaku
so it'd be great if someone would pick this manga up~Translated items that need some love/scanlation:xdeathcat
- Cloth Weaver
: Chapter 1
: Chapter 1
| Chapter 2
| Chapter 3
0 up to c7 (Needs TLC/PR)fevrier
- Smargs won't Sing
One-shot (Needs TLC/PR)
(Scanlated by: TAL Scanlations
- Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Senpai no Kaidan
: 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: school life comedy one-shot Uchuu no Sparrow
, supernatural action Tokyo ESP
, adult one-shot Bondage Club
, mature action Dragon Fly