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New Manga Shout Out: 2/21/11 - 2/27/11

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Feb 28, 2011 11:53

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 soccer, the Moon getting destroyed and a deadly game of simon says. 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~


1 love 9 (1♥9 イチ・らぶ・キュウ)
By: TOOYAMA Ema

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

Miyabe Takuma was born and raised on a small remote island off the coast of Japan. Since there is no high school on the island, he decided to attend a school in Tokyo. What nobody told him is that the men to women ratio in Japan have changed to 1:9 for unknown reasons. Because of that, the women of Japan have risen to every important position and men have been reduced to a status even lower than household pets. Takuma has to survive in a country surrounded by women and obey their command or face the severe punishment...

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Dois Sol (ドイソル)
By: MURASE Katsutoshi

Demographics: Shounen
Status: 3 Chapters (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Nonaga Hiromasa is an up and coming soccer coach who has made a name for himself for bringing multiple teams from literally nothing to the top in the country. What’s even more impressive is that he just entered high school! He was recruited into his current high school as the new soccer coach, and his observation skills and ability to predict the opponents’ movement make his sole presence enough to win games.

The fact that Hiromasa is going to be coaching at the high school has many top soccer players flocking to this school, but none stand out more to him than Sakamichi Kappo. Not only can Kappo score a goal from half field with his powerful kick, but his ball control is second to none. Initially, Kappo didn’t want to play on a team because he thought no one understood “his soccer style,” but when Hiromasa was able to understand it, Kappo decideds to play for the team. Will the brilliant coach and the talented player be able to take the high school soccer world by storm?

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Getsu・Sui・Kin wa Swimming (月・水・金はスイミング)
By: FUKUSHIMA Teppei

Demographics: Shounen
Status: One-shot (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None
Collection of the author's short works, which have appeared in various magazines.

Chiba Osamu and Arikawa Madoka are in the same middle school class and in the same swimming school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Although they have many opportunities to talk to each other, they never have for years now. They barely acknowledge each other, even though they have met hundreds of times. But when Osamu learns that Madoka is going to quit swimming school when she starts high school, something emotional starts to grow inside of Osamu. First, it began with nothing more than curiosity, but soon it blossomed into something more real. He has to tell Madoka what he is feeling before he never sees her again.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Lillia and Treize (リリアとトレイズ)
By: SHIGUSAWA Keiichi x HARUSE Hiroki x KUROBOSHI Kohaku

Demographics: Shoujo
Status: 2 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Lillia Shultz lives in the capital city of the country Lockshea with her military pilot mother Alison. She was looking forward to spending time with her mother during the summer vacation that just started, but is surprised to meet her childhood friend Treize who she hasn’t seen in years. Alison has a last minute secret mission for the military come up so she asks Treize to accompany Lillia to the city of Rarchika, a place Lillia has always wanted to go. As the pair head off on their mini vacation, little do they know, trouble is brewing and a dark plot is about to unfold in their quiet vacation city.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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L16 (レディー・シックスティーン)
By: HIGASHIYA Meme

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Twenty year old Haruka and sixteen year old Nanaka are not only sisters, but also best friends. Haruka works as the editor for the local newspaper while Nanaka is a high school student. Nanaka wants to be just like her big sis when she grows up and Haruka can’t help but bring out her childish side when she’s with Nanaka. The large age gap doesn’t prevent them from being best friends and sharing everything with each other.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Moon Lost (ムーン・ロスト)
By: HOSHINO Yukinobu

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 2 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

When an asteroid threatens to hit the Earth, a strategy is adapted to deflect it through the use of a nano black hole. This black hole successfully saves the Earth from the asteroid, but it then destroys the Moon as well. Now the Earth has lost its valuable partner, and many catastrophes are occurring due to its absence. Will it be possible for the people of the Earth to find a way to recover from this horrible loss?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Ousama Game (王様ゲーム)
By: KANAZAWA Nobuaki x RENDA Hitori

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

A high school class, containing 32 students, all receive a strange text message on their cell phones one night. It welcomes them to the "Ousama Game," in which they are given specific tasks to carry out in a 24 hour period. No one takes it very seriously at first, as the tasks are trivial things like having one student kiss another. Soon, the tasks escalate beyond what the kids are willing to do, and they learn that the cost of failure is death. Will they be able to find a way out of the Ousama Game before more people die, and the living lose their integrity and humanity through their participation in the increasingly horrible daily tasks?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Rosetta Kara no Shoutaijou (ロゼッタからの招待状)
By: ASARI Neko x SATOU Hajime

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

There's a tiny village that boasts a beautiful view of the night sky. Soon, the village will no longer exist, as it will be the site of a strange new power plant. The villagers have one year to leave their home, and the giant poles being constructed all around the village are a constant reminder. Kotarou is furious, and determined to save his home, but what can a little elementary school kid accomplish?

At the beginning of summer vacation, two new people move into town: a friendly young woman, Ozaki Kanna, and a young man with an intimidating glare, Tsuka Touma. Kanna claims that she has come to look for shooting stars, but why would they bother moving to the village now, with the power plant construction looming in the near future?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Sayonara Folklore (さよならフォークロア)
By: KAZUMA Kowo

Demographics: Girl's Love
Status: 1 Volume (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Takase is a student at a girl's school with an odd urban legend based on two girls who fell in love. According to the story, if you touch a girl on a Monday and don't say a specific protective incantation, you might be cursed by the ghosts of the lovers. One day, a transfer student, Mashiro, shows up and becomes Takase's roommate. Mashiro violates this rule with Takase, at first accidentally, and later due to her inability to take the legend seriously. As Takase gets to know Mashiro and the troubles of her life, she fears her growing attraction to the girl. Are they truly under the lovers' curse?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Sora wo Oyogu Onna (空を泳ぐ女)
By: KURASHINA Ryou x TAMAKI Ippei

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

27-year-old Nakamura Kyoko has a recurring dream of swimming through the sky. Although that might sound pleasant, her dream swimming is actually difficult, exhausting, and even painful. The dreams reflect the stress and indecision of her current life.

Kyoko is a female announcer for a tv morning show, and her boyfriend Ryousuke is a professional baseball player. Ryousuke has been hired to play in America, and he wants Kyoko to come with him and marry him. She loves him, but accepting his proposal will also mean the end of all of her career dreams. At the same time, Kyoko is running into various problems at the station, not the least of which is sexual harassment. Kyoko is not certain that she's willing to give what it takes to be a top tv announcer. Will Kyoko be able to figure out what she truly wants out of her life and have the determination to see it through?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Quote:
Sora wo Oyogu Onna and Ousama Game stood out the most this time. Sora wo Oyogu Onna is an engaging drama about a woman who is trying to figure out her life. Ousama Game is an intriguing story that is vaguely Battle Royale-ish. I'm really curious to find out who is running the Game and why. Moon Lost is an interesting hard SF story. Sayonara Folklore is kind of a fluffy girl's romance. Rosetta kara no Shoutaijou seemed very peaceful, but it was also full of mysteries.
Here's a note from vyc:
Quote:
Lillia and Treize - I'm not sure if this series is based on some game or different series but the characters seemed well developed and the plot line was mysterious and fun. Dois Sol - new series on Jump. Sorta like other sports series but with a little twist that not only is there a talented player but the coach is brilliant too. Would be interesting to see what crazy strategy the pair will come up with.
My opinion:
Getsu・Sui・Kin wa Swimming looks like a cute little romance I'd want to check out. :3 However, the one that really piqued my interest is Ousama Game, which reminds me a little of Enigma and other psychological manga. I definitely hope someone picks this manga up. :) Sora wo Oyogu Onna sounds like something else I'd be interested in reading~


Translated items that need some love/scanlation:
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: romantic comedy Juukinzoku Kanojo (MH link), supernatural sci-fi Kimi to Boku no Ashiato - Time Travel Kasuga Kenkyuusho (MH link), action sci-fi OZ (MH link), romance drama Aku no Hana (MH link), school life gender bender AKB49 - Renai Kinshi Jourei (MH link), Enma Gavel (MH link).



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Comments
#1. by Relma ()
Posted on Feb 28, 2011
Dois Sol:I think the premise of talented coach whose presence was enough to make a no-name club into champions is taken from Giant Killing, which I think was the first soccer manga who mainly focused on the coach.. I hope this manga can get some love too, as Giant Killing, which is being translated by an awesome translator (machi14)
#2. by saladesu (in absentia)
Posted on Mar 2, 2011
Getsu Sui Kin wa Swimming was meh, in my opinion :| It was mostly a monologue on the main guy's part and like, nothing happened throughout the whole thing >< Kinda weird that it was in Jump.

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