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New Manga Shout Out: 4/19/10 - 4/25/10

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Apr 26, 2010 10:58

Welcome to the next New Manga Shout Out. Somewhat slow week... 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~


Abarenbou Shounangon (暴れん坊少納言)
By: KAKASHI Asahiro

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 6 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

The Heian Age started in the year 794 when Emperor Kanmu moved the capital to the city of Heiankyo and the peaceful age lasted nearly 400 years. In the year 994, a girl named Sei Shounagon is summoned by Princess Chuumiya to serve under her as a poet. Shounagon is a language expert and works directly under the princess to entertain and teach cultural literature to her. How well Shounagon does in her poetry has a direct influence on how the princess is perceived by the rest of the royalty and thus is a very important job. Shounagon initially struggles to fit in with the group but as she begins to show how much of a poetic genius she is, Shounagon starts to get accepted by others.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Abashiri Family (サード・ガール)
By: NAGAI Go

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 15 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1-9
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

The Abashiri family has just moved into town. And they're the meanest, toughest, roughest bunch you're ever going to meet. From the grandfather to the daugher to the smallest child. And they take true glee from what they do - from kicking the asses of the town toughs, to kicking a family out of their home, to engineering prison breaks, to maiming cops. No one comes tougher.

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Aozora Shoujotai (青空少女隊)
By: SHIMIZU Toshimitsu

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

Isurugi Takuya has just been assigned a post as ground staff and maintenance for a very neglected air squadron. He's surprised to learn that it was meant to be an all-women aerial acrobatic team! Unfortunately, none of the higher officers have ever really taken it seriously.

Isurugi and the hardworking Haneda Miyuki are determined to rebuild the squadron, and face down opposition to the idea of women as jet pilots! Soon they will add new pilots to their team; the exotic-looking, angry, half-japanese Mitaka Arisa, the gambler Saginomiya Sakura, and the enthusiastic, immature Shimorenjaku Youko, who has a pet vampire bat. Will they be able to prove the value of their team to disbelieving military men?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Himeyaka Himesama (ヒメヤカヒメサマ)
By: HARADA Shoutarou

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Chapter 1-15
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

As Tsukasa enters high school, he has bright dreams for all the happiness his high school life will surely bring him. Unfortunately, on the way to the opening ceremony, he runs into his cute, violent, future classmate Katana. She claims him as her disposable underling, going so far as making him wear a collar to ensure his obedience.

Katana and her other follower, the large-breasted Sayaka, are scheming how to conquer their new high school, and now Tsukasa has become their pawn. Will Tsukasa be able to find a way to enjoy his high school life, even though he now "belongs" to Katana?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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My Idol (ボクのアイドル)
By: KAWASHITA Mizuk

Demographics: Shounen
Status: One-shot (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: One-shot (niica) (RESERVED)
Scanlations: One-shot (CXC Scans)

This year, the student council has decided to add an exciting new contribution to the school's culture festival; an Idol performance! However, they don't actually have the money to hire any real Idols, so someone's going to have to train up an idol group from their female classmates. Hirano Harufumi is that unlucky someone. He has no interest in Idols at all, but he must put together a performance or risk expulsion from the school for his failure.

Not surprisingly, most high school girls are too embarrassed and self-conscious to dance and sing in front of their classmates in a skimpy outfit. When Harufumi tries to think about who he would like to see as an Idol, his thoughts are drawn to his cute, shy, clumsy childhood friend Aizawa Momoka. Will Harufumi be able to convince her to be an Idol before it's too late?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Neji to Lantern (螺子とランタン)
By: KATSURA Asuka

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 1 Volume (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1
Translations: None
Scanlations: None on MH (Scanlated up to v01 c04 by Ramsus-kun on 8/20/09)

Coco is a young girl who, due to the recent deaths of both her parents, has inherited the aristocratic title of "marquise" and the expectations that go along with it. A new tutor named Nidell is brought in to teach Coco all the languages that nobility are required to be fluent in, and quickly finds himself facing a past he's tried to hide and becoming more like a father-figure to Coco than a tutor. Bolt and Lantern's art is both cute and detailed at the same time, and is a must read for any fan of 19th century clothing! Or cute little girls and dashing young men. And a pretty, big-boobed maid later on, as well as an arrogant little boy. Fun ensues!

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Planetary (プラネタリ)
By: SAKURA Maro

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

The Planet Group is formed of powerful families that represent each planet in our solar system and the central Sun Family. Midori is the eldest son of the Earth Family, who is just now entering his high school life in the Planetary Academy. Other than his family name, however, Midori has little going for him. He doesn't get good grades and is shy and socially awkward.

His low self-esteem isn't helped by the general disdain his father and younger brother openly show towards him. All they want is for him to not further "dirty" the family name, by staying silent and not standing out in public. But at his new high school, Midori is surprised by the kindness of the other Planet children, particularly Yuudai Jupiter, who takes Midori under his wing on the first day. Will attending the Planetary Academy mark the beginning of a change in Midori's life, or is there no hope for him after all?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Sanshirou no Jijou (三四郎2)
By: KIKUCHI Shouta

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 20 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1-20
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Long ago, two old friends and powerful martial artists, Sugata Shougorou and Toyotomi Genjuurou, made a man's promise to have their grandchildren marry one another. At the appointed time, Sugata Shougorou explained the situation, and sent his grandchild Sanshirou down from their home in the mountains to meet her future husband at the Toyotomi Dojo in Tokyo.

Toyotomi Genjuurou had three grandchildren, Hifumi, who claims she's allergic to martial arts, a little girl named Kaede, and the reluctant heir to the dojo, a boy called Sanshirou. Now they've added the second Sanshirou to their family, and she is determined to be an admirable Kung Fu wife for the boy who shares her name! Though she's very friendly and unassuming, female Sanshirou is ridiculously strong and talented at martial arts. Will Sanshirou come to terms with his future wife, or will he be able to find a way out of his unintended engagement?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
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Sound of the Sky (天にひびき)
By: YAMAMURA Hajime

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

One day a strict conductor was having a hard time achieving the sound he wanted from the orchestra he was leading. During a over-long rehearsal, he was late coming back from a break, and his little daughter Hibiki conducted the orchestra briefly in his place. Everyone was moved by the beauty of the music she directed, including the young violinist Kuzumi Akio, who only happened to be there watching.

Nine years later, Akio is entering college as a violinist, though he feels he has lost his passion for it. Over the intervening years, he was unable to recreate the feeling that Hibiki's music stirred in him. By an amazing coincidence, it turns out that Hibiki is entering the same college, as an aspiring conductor! Will Hibiki be able to help Akio rediscover what his music is missing?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Tao no Green (タオの緑)
By: KASAHARA Rin x KAMIYA Takamitsu

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 9 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Akagi Tao is a shy elementary student with no friends. His mom works as a caddy at the Misuzu Country Club and Tao loves the peace that he experiences at the golf course. His treasure is the golf ball that the caretaker at the country club gave him. Eventually, Tao learns to golf when he receives a putter and it is immediately evident that he is a golf genius. Tao can ‘feel’ the grass on the golf course and can read the slopes extremely well. He meets Aoyama Takaya, a child golf prodigy that has been playing golf since he was 5 years old. Tao goes toe to toe with the golf genius and draws the attention of many people. Tao enters the world of golf and his entire life is about to change.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Third Girl (サード・ガール)
By: NISHIMURA Shinobu

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 8 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: Volume 1-8
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Third Girl is a story about a love triangle and talks about three different people. Yoriko is a 14 year old school girl that wants to have fun before she turns 20. She feels that after you turn 20 years old, you become too mature to enjoy the good things in life. Ryo is an electrical engineering college student and meets Yoriko but initially, is hesitant of having a relationship with her in fear that he may appear to be a pedophile. Eventually Ryo figures that as long as the relationship remains platonic, everything will be ok.

Miya is Ryo’s girlfriend and is as beautiful as she is high maintenance. She expects only the best to be provided to her, including men, food, gifts and attention. How will the dynamic relationship between these three individuals turn out?

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Quote:
I liked how Sound of the Sky was written, even though it did use a fair number of cliches. Planetary deserves a mention, I think, mostly due to its being roughly science fiction and having a pretty likeable main character (he really doesn't seem so pathetic as his dad makes him out to be). It's hard to say how it's going to turn out based on the first chapter, but it seems worth a look. Also, Sanshirou no Jijou reminded me of Ranma 1/2, but without the transforming and gender-bending (though there is some gender confusion, particularly at the beginning).
Not much was interesting to me... Abarenbou Shounangon might be a nice change of pace for a historical type manga... Sound of the Sky sounds a bit interesting; it reminds me of another manga which I recommend Piano no Mori. My Idol is a definite read because it's by Kawashita Mizuki (Ichigo 100%). I'm interested in Planetary for the unappreciated son aspect and the art looks pretty nice. ^_^

Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
xdeathcat - Cloth Weaver: Chapter 1 (Needs TLC/PR)
Laika - Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Senpai no Kaidan: Chapter 1
Unproductive - Subaru: Volume 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 horror Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni, school life ecchi comedy B Gata H Kei, and ecchi fantasy 11eyes.

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Comments
#1. by gumin/zx ()
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Hope have someone translated My Idol . . . :]
#2. by Oxwivi ()
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Not many interesting stuff this time... I'm disappointed...
#3. by sapphire-pyro ()
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Planetary - I really hope the main character isn't as annoying as I thought he was x_x
Sound of the Sky - interesting~ violinist and conductor <3
Tao no Green - I'm interested in this just because I've never read a golf manga xD

And oh, Neji to Lantern seems fun~ Checking out available scanlations soon... hopefully
#4. by Xiphias ()
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Dance! Subaru is being scanlated. The quality isn't that great but it's better than nothing. In fact I think it only needs like 15-20 more chapters.
#5. by dayrains ()
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
I'm currently translating Sanshirou no Jijou. The first three chapters are done and I have a very rough scanslation of chapter one that needs typesetting.
#6. by Milkymalk ()
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
Correction for the first summary, the poet's name (who's a historical figure) was Sei Shounagon, not Seisho Nagon.

Most of them look interesting to me. Curse you, day with only 24 hours!
#7. by Raichu ()
Posted on May 1, 2010
My Idol has great art,but the plot doesn't seems to ring much for me...~~~

And my misinterpretation lead me to believe that two of the series' cover girls turns out to be girls!--The Tao one and the Sound of the Sky...

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