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+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Jun 21, 2010 09:46

Welcome to the next New Manga Shout Out. With the no-raws/scans rule on MH, you have to work a bit to find these mangas, although some are really new while others not so much. 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~


C - Message to Complex People (C)
By: KITAGAWA Shou

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 10 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

A series of stories about people with complicated issues, by the author of Hotman.

1) Dansei Shikkaku 男性失格: (Vol 1-3) While dating a beautiful older woman, the extremely nervous high-school boy, Amano Itaru, was humiliated by his inability to achieve an erection. Several years later, he has developed feelings for his close friend Yuka. Sadly, he can't bring himself to tell her because he feels that she deserves better. In the meantime, his heart is further confused by his attraction to a cute gym instructor he met by chance, Sasaki Yukari. Will Itaru be able to grow and overcome both his impotence and his feelings of inadequacy and find his way to happiness?

2) Magenta Harem マゼンタハーレム:(Vol 4-6) After falling in love with a painting, Iwasaki Shiho chose her next school, a crazy art school filled with creative students, specifically in order to meet the artist, Kuzumi Yura. When a friendly boy, Todsuka Kengo, eagerly drags her to the art club, she thinks her time has finally come! But, to her horror, Kuzumi is no longer a painter. Instead, he spends his time working with his edgy dance group and claims he has no interest in painting. Shiho feels there must be more to the story, for someone so talented, than a simple dislike for painting.

3) Monroe Joke モンロージョーク: (Vol 7-9) Wandering around drunk one night, Kikuchi Masamune hooks up with a random woman. In their hotel room, he explains that his late father is the head of the Kikuchi Department Store, and that he wants to run away from home and become a TV producer instead of carrying on the lucrative family business. The girl, Morikawa Seira, takes this wonderful opportunity to steal a photo of his father and fake her way into the family as his illegitimate sister!

4) Hontou no Yukue ほんとうの行方: (Vol 10) Nakahara Yuta isn't very good at school, but he loves baseball and his caring parents. After he unexpectedly loses the second of those things, he finds himself living with the unsympathetic family of his father's brother. Years later, it is a miserable and damaged Yuta who enters a new school that is terrorized by the son of a yakuza, Taniguchi. Among his victims, such as the social pariah Hosaka Tomomi, Yuta finds people just as hurt as he is. Will Yuta be able to find the strength to continue to live?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya (コードギアス 漆黒の蓮夜)
By: TANIGUCHI Gorou x TAKUMA Tomomasa

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

A new Code Geass Project, which occurs before the previous work and is set in the Edo period of Japan. Renya, who carries no family name, lives and studies in a village with his friends. Though he's not very good at academic or combat tests, he's really strong when it counts. One day, the village is attacked by an enemy army, and everyone he knows is defeated or captured. A mysterious supernatural girl appears before Renya and offers him the power to rescue his friends...

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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HAL - Hyper Academic Laboratory (HAL - はいぱああかでみっくらぼ)
By: ASARI Yoshitoh

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volume (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

One day, on her route to school, Rika notices a strange laboratory on top of a building. When she goes to investigate, she discovers the bizarre Hyper Academic Laboratory, where the childlike, microscope-goggled Kijirushi conducts his research along with his mysterious, shadow-like homunculus. Rika finds herself dragged along through explanations and demonstrations of various scientific mysteries, such as sea monkeys, the Schrodinger's cat thought experiment, the doppler effect, and much more!

An educational manga for adults by the author of the popular "Lucu Lucu" and "Wahhaman," delving into the mysteries of modern science and other curiosities. Incidentally, though some of the concepts explained are real and factual, the author occasionally engages in amusing fabrication.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Kishin Hokou Demonbane (機神咆吼デモンベイン)
By: Nitroplus x TANEGASHIMA Takashi x TANAKA Yuuki

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 4 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Kuro Daijuuji is a poor detective living in Arkham City. One day, he was requested by Ruri Hado of Hado Financial Group, to search for a magic book. While he initially refused, Ruri offered him a large sum of money upon completion of her request, in which bribed Kuro to accept. As Kuro searches for the book, he unexpectedly runs into Al, a pretty girl that is actually a powerful grimoire. They forge a contract with each other, bestowing Kuro with powerful magic. Soon afterwards, Al also activates Demonbane, a deus machina owned by the Hado Financial Group, to combat the mechanical menace from the Black Lodge. With this, the war between the Hado Financial Group and the Black Lodge begins.

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Makyou no Shanana (魔境のシャナナ)
By: YAMAMOTO Hiroshi x TAMAKOSHI Hiroyuki

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 4 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: Chapter 1 (Gomenasai)
Scanlations: None on MH - Scanlated up to v01 c01

According to rumor, a beautiful and strong blond girl lives alone in the Amazonian jungle. After his father's American expedition team is attacked by jaguars, Tommy finds himself rescued by this wild and immodest girl, who calls herself Shanana. Shanana knows how to survive the jungle, but she knows next to nothing about humans or civilization. As a result, her naive sexiness constantly creates uncomfortably erotic situations for Tommy. Their adventure begins as they search for the other survivors of the jaguar attack in the danger-filled jungle!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Rockwell the Scarlet Knight (紅の騎士ロックウェル)
By: NADATANI Wataru

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 2 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None on MH - Scanlated up to v01 c01

Rockwell, the heir to a destitute noble family, longs to be a great knight like his deceased father. His mother has raised him to highly value the way of a true knight, despite the recent decline of most of the knighthood into selfishness and immorality. In the village market one day, Rockwell finds the courage to stand against injustice, even though he is unarmed and weak. Through this action, he comes to the attention of the wandering knight Sir Helmut, who takes Rockwell on as a knight-in-training.

Over the years, as Rockwell grows into a true, strong, and chivalrous knight, he realizes that there are many things Sir Helmut has kept hidden from him. On one fateful visit to a town beset by a fierce dragon, Rockwell will discover truth, tragedy, and new allies in a group of skilled and noble fighters called the Scarlet Moon Knights. Many adventures await Rockwell as he tries his best to hold true to the way of the knight!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Silent Blade (サイレント ブレイド)
By: ArcLight x FUKINO Tou

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

This is the story of the legendary swords called Silent Blades, that can even repel magic. Alec, who is trying to collect Silent Blades and become stronger, comes to a town that is under attack by those after its Silent Blade. There he meets the female knight Iria, who convinces him to help her defend her city. While aiding Iria, he runs into Esse, a magic user who had been accompanying him on his journey, but who had mysteriously disappeared. While he learns about the true origin and purpose of the Silent Blades, will Alec be able to also figure out whether these two confusing women are his friends or enemies?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Tamatama Otome (たまたまオトメ)
By: HARADA Shigemitsu x SEGUCHI Takahiro

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

Taku is not a very masculine boy, which occasionally causes his good friend Yuri some annoyance. She's ready to take their friendship to the next level, but it's kind of against Taku's nature to make any romantic or sexual advances. One day a youma appeared to Taku and, explaining that his child was prophesied to save the earth, cursed his balls to stop the prophecy! Now Taku is more feminine than ever! Will Yuri be able to deal with this development, or is their romance ruined before it had even begun?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Vamos la! (ばもら!)
By: OSADA Yoshimi

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

At school, Kamazaki feels as though there is a circle drawn around her, a line that no one will cross. Part of it is because her face looks mean, part of it is because she's pretty socially awkward, and a large part of it is that she has earned a reputation for being really bad-tempered and violent to the people around her. However, this all changes in her second year of high school, when the cute, friendly, and popular Kume Asami crosses that invisible line and decides to be her friend. Kume introduces "Kama-chan" to friendship and to the 5-man soccer club that meets on the school roof. As Kama cautiously enters Kume's club, she may find herself able to grow past the bad expectations people have of her, and enter into a new, happier, high school life.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Wanna Be Hero (ヒーロー志願)
By: KITAZAKI Taku

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Ever since he was a child, Tachibana Hideo has wanted to become a superhero like in the TV shows he watched. After he graduated from high school, he got into the Kantou Films School to chase this dream. In the summer beforehand, he managed to get a part-time job as a costumed villain for a "Crashman" heroes live show. Unfortunately, he got a little too into it, kicked the heroic "Crash Pink" in the face, and got himself fired. As he later discovered, Crash Pink was his future classmate and aspiring actress, Mutou Sakurako! Livid that he'd dare damage her precious face, she insisted that he make up for the injury, mostly by putting up with her constant efforts to torment him. But as they spend time together, could something much sweeter than mutual annoyance be growing between them?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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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 is what tethysdust said this week:
Quote:
I really liked Message to Complex People. It was very focused on character development, and the stories in general just seem very well written. HAL was fun for the science aspect. I imagine the new Code Geass title will probably be pretty popular, though I haven't actually read the other Code Geass series. Vamos-La had some interesting not-quite-cliche characters, but keep in mind that it's primarily (as far as I have read) a school life manga, with a little bit of sports thrown in. Wanna be Hero was a cute story (though if I were him, I think I would just run from that girl!), but the art is definitely an older style.
My opinion: Only two really piqued my interest a bit and those were: C - Message to Complex People - I want to find out what happened in the stories and Vamos la!, which looks cute and I'm a sucker for stories about loners who are brought out of their shell~

As for the shout outs, I'll probably just provide shout outs for mangas with raws available since that's what most people want and I'll occassionally include mangas that have recently been scanlated, if time permits. Anyway, thanks for all the people that provided some feedback. I really appreciated the time it took for you all to let me know your thoughts. Anyway, I hope you continue to enjoy the shout outs and if you find any interesting mangas that should be shouted out, then please PM me so I can spread the love~


Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
xdeathcat - Cloth Weaver: Chapter 1 (Needs TLC/PR)
fevrier - Straight No Chaser: One-shot (Needs TLC/PR)
mikeythebest - Baki Scarface: Chapter 1 (Needs TLC/PR)
StruckByLightning - Kanpachi: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 (Needs TLC/PR)
kawaiiusagichan - Vampire Princess Yui: Chapter 1 (Needs PR)


If you haven't done so already, check out the scanlations of the mangas from previous shout outs which have been recently scanlated: historical action manga Sengoku Basara 3.


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Comments
#1. by shadow-skill ()
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
Makyou no Shanana has been translated. I think it's posted on this site too.
And I guess the code geass guys couldn't leave well enough alone. I hope this doesn't kill the series.
#2. by nicobarten ()
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
no raws/scans on mangahelpers... wonder why i even still come here.
#3. by oralyon ()
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
Probably because it's the least you can do after they provide you what you wanted to read for so long. Follow the open manga project, you'll see where it goes.
#4. by zetsubou.shin ()
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
you should mention Murata Yusuke's(ES21 artist) Minds and Makyo Ryokoshi Gram by Nishi Yoshiyuki, the mangaka of boke-san

Both were in jump as oneshots.

oh, Lock On! got canceled.
#5. by Syphilias ()
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
MH is still my favorite manga shout-out, magazine-ish website. The fact that you can't simply preview the manga in your browser is an inconvenience, but if you took a little time you could find at least a few chapters on the internet somewhere. Some are easier to find than others; some make you start to think if the manga is a hoax!

Welcome back to the internet!
#6. by Syphilias ()
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
MH is still my favorite manga shout-out, magazine-ish website. The fact that you can't simply preview the manga in your browser is an inconvenience, but if you took a little time you could find at least a few chapters on the internet somewhere. Some are easier to find than others; some make you start to think if the manga is a hoax!

Welcome back to the internet!
#7. by Waspire ()
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
i have looked on the net and i cannot read japenese yet.

i like Tamatama Otome (たまたまオトメ) looks like my balls!
Makyou no Shanana (魔境のシャナナ) have read this on another place and really like it
C - Message to Complex People (C) looks good

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