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New Manga Shout Out: 1/10/11 - 1/16/11

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Jan 17, 2011 09:50

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. This week features a call girl, maids, and zoo keepers. Remember, if you like any of the series, favorite them. Don't forget to also thank the various people 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~


Choujin Locke: Kaze no Houyou (超人ロック 風の抱擁)
By: HIJIRI Yuki

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

This is another story in the sci-fi series of Locke the Superman, a powerful immortal esper. This describes the adventures of Locke and Mira, another esper, aboard the experimental space warship Godard, which is crewed almost entirely by espers. Mira is being targeted, and Locke is determined to protect her!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Delivery Cinderella (デリバリーシンデレラ)
By: NON

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

Yamada Masami leads a double life. During the day, she's an ordinary student in Tokyo with glasses and pigtail braids. At night, she dresses herself up and becomes the glamorous call girl Miyabi. She doesn't just do it for the money; she loves the pleasure and happiness she can bring to her customers.

It seems like this double life can't last forever, though. Her chubby friend Aki, who spends her time desperately dieting in order to attract a man, doesn't understand why Masami is so opposed to getting a boyfriend. Her other classmates, the perverted Kaneko and the rich Sasaki Kaori, have opposing views of the acceptability of the pleasure industries. What will happen if the people who know Masami during the day discover the secret existence of the lovely Miyabi?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Imori 201 (イモリ201)
By: IMAI Yuu

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

After failing his colllege entrance exams a second time, Kawashima is forced to move out of his home and into an apartment complex. No sooner has he moved in does the neighbor girl crash through his wall! Now his apartment is connected to hers, and it looks like his fantasy of meeting a cute high school girl has come true. However, there are some odd things about Imori. For example, she's always wearing some form of school uniform, and she lives alone in her apartment. Is Imori really who she claims to be?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Infinite Stratos (インフィニット・ストラトス)
By: YUMIZURU Izuru x AKABOSHI Kenji

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

In the near future, Japan creates an armored suit called Infinite Stratos, IS for short, for outer space usage but was later used as a military weapon until it was finally incorporated as a new sport. The one drawback to the IS is that it can only be piloted by a female, or so people thought, until Orimura Ichika came along. As the younger brother of the famous pilot, Orimura Chihuyu, who represented the nation of Japan and went undefeated her whole professional career, Ichika is the only male in the entire world who can pilot an IS. He was accepted into the IS Academy where all the students are female except for him and he has to train to become a pilot. He is surprised to see that his teacher is none other than his sister Chihiyu and is almost annoyed by all the attention he is getting as the only guy on campus. Almost every girl around him is fighting against each other to gain Ichika’s heart and with all the flirting going around, he barely has time to master using his IS.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Maid wa Miracle (メイドはミラクル)
By: KOTONO Wakako

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 3 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Seiji is a typical college student with girls on his mind. He gets into a car accident that leaves both his hands broken and in a cast for several months. His parents and his friend both coincidently send him a urine bottle to use while he is injured but to Seiji’s surprise, a maid appears from each of the gifts. Mint is the younger looking, outgoing and happy maid and Mei is the older but shy and uptight girl. They both claim that they come from a different world and they are here to serve Seiji until he recovers. Both Mint and Mei take care of Seiji’s “private time” urges as both his hands are unusable. Instead of choosing one maid to serve him, he chooses to have both of the girls help him, much to Seiji’s delight.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Saibanin no Megami (裁判員の女神)
By: MOURI Jinpachi x KAWASUMI Hiroshi

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 5 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

This is a courtroom drama based on the relatively new Japanese jury system, in which a mixed panel of laypersons and professional judges hear criminal cases and determine guilt and sentencing. The young, pretty Yuuki Michiko is moving from Tokyo to a small coastal town to take up the position of an assistant judge. Right away, they begin the selection of a diverse group of people to serve as the lay judges for a murder case! It's Michiko's job to help guide them through the trial, without overly influencing them with her opinions. How will this group of citizens cope with passing judgment on people that they don't even know?

There are also FAQ sections about serving as a lay judge throughout the manga.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Tonari no Kashiwagi-san (となりの柏木さん)
By: SHIMOTSUKI Kinusa

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: Chapter 1-3

Sakuraba Yuto is a high school student who is open about his otaku lifestyle and has been recently interested in a new moe (萌え) artist named Sayane. At his new class, he is assigned a seat next to Kashiwagi Kotone, the popular girl in school, who strongly shows her dislike for the kind of culture Yuto is into. He runs into Kotone at an otaku store and learns her secret: that she is, in fact, heavily into the moe culture she says is stupid to everyone. Yuto promises to keep it a secret and the two start a relationship where they discuss their passion in secret. But Yuto still doesn’t know that Kotone is really the artist Sayane that he admires so much.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Zoo Keeper (ズゥキーパー)
By: AOKI Sachiko

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 8 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Raws: None on MH
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Kusuno Kaya is a zoo keeper at Koma Zoo who has the ability to tell the temperature by sight. This manga tells the adventures of Kaya and the other zoo keepers, as they care for many different animals. They do their best to deal with the multitude of problems that arise from caring for these non-domesticated animals. For example, the first major problem they encounter is the escape of one of the chimpanzees during a heavy rainstorm!

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) 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:
Nothing really stood out this to me this week. There's more information filled manga if you're into learning about zoo animals (Zoo Keeper) or the Japanese jury system (Saibanin no Megami).
Here's a note from vyc:
Quote:
Infinite Stratos - most favorite this week. Sci-Fi mixed with harlem type story line. The actual basis of the storyline (the mobile suit) seems to take a backburner to the love triangle theme so approach it as a romantic series. Tonari no Kashiwagi san - The incredibly good artwork was the first thing i noticed here. The storyline is ok. I would like to see the pace get faster so we can see where the author is going with this story. Maid wa Miracle - Guy gets 2 hot maids that will do any of his bidding. So like any dude, he smashes them. Straight and simple.
My opinion:
The only one that sounds interesting to me is Tonari no Kashiwagi-san. Hopefully it isn't a fanservicey moe manga...


Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
xdeathcat - Cloth Weaver: Chapter 1 (Needs TLC/PR)
mikeythebest - Baki Scarface: Chapter 1 (Needs TLC/PR)
sonsofloki - Young Shima Kousaku: 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: fantasy ecchi comedy Blood Lad (MH link), supernatural comedy Kutsuzure Sensen - Majo Vasenka no Sensou (MH link), historical slice of life Pariya-san wa Otoshigoro (MH link).


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Comments
#1. by renanamara ()
Posted on Jan 18, 2011
Wow!

Just seinen! O_O

Infinite Stratos and Tonari no Kashiwagi-san looks interesting! ^^

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