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 school with only four guys, a railroad conductor, and a girl who makes all men fall in love with her. 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~
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5 Volumes (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Takatoki is a high school boy with an intense obsession for manga and anime. He desperately wants a typical anime romance with a girl who falls into a typical female anime stereotype. His childhood friend Chiyoko, a very unladylike girl who is a notorious fighter, tries in vain to get his mind back to reality.
One day, the two of them run into a girl in a sailor schoolgirl outfit being threatened by a generic band of thugs. As Chiyoko beats up the thugs, Takatoki learns that the girl, Asadzuma Youtsugi, is a cosplayer who wants to lead the life of an anime character. Was this Takatoki's fated first encounter with his future anime lover!?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
1 Volume (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
This 4-koma style manga features the teen girl Yuu. She helps out at her dad's tropical fish store, where she is emotionally attached to each fish. She also has a deep passion for aquarium design. The manga features the daily life of Yuu and her friends as she goes to school, obsesses about aquariums, and works in the tropical fish store.Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
KIUCHI Kazumasa x NATSUMOTO Masato
8 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
In the near future, a powerful country in the far east collapses, causing many refugees to flee to neighboring countries. Japan is one of those countries and more than 2 million refugees rush to that country, but they are not welcomed with open hands. The Japanese government confines everyone to an island off the coast of Japan and call it “The City.” The City becomes a slum where starvation, murder and sex trafficking is common and the tension between Japan and the City is extremely high.
Hida Riku is a new member of the ACAT, one of the several special forces that were put into place after the refugees fled to Japan, which lead to an influx in crime. Even within the special forces, the ACAT are known for successfully completing even the most dangerous of missions and, at the same time, have an unusually high death rate. Riku gets paired with Akagi Mika, a veteran ACAT women sniper, whose bold moves might get him killed faster than anyone expected.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Jinzou Ningen Cutty Sark (人造人間カティサーク)By:Demographics:
4 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
One day, robots from an unknown origin begin attacking the city. Not even the military can stop the assaults and because a robot would come to destroy the city every Monday at exactly 7pm, the incidents were named Black Monday. Touge Teppei’s dad is a scientist who created a weapon to fight against the Black Monday robots. As he is now dead, his son, daughter Teppei, the chief programmer, and Meg Anna, the chief mechanic, now operate the two man mission to maintain Cutty Sark, the only hope the city has against Black Monday. However, Cutty Sark, the combat android, is in love with Teppei and without him around, she is not able to use her full powers. When will the Black Monday attacks stop and when it does what will happen to Cutty Sark?Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Kangoku Gakuen (監獄学園)By: Demographics:
4 Chapters (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Hachimitsu Academy, known for its strict academic standards and even stricter school code, is making a giant change this year. In the first time in school history, they are allowing boys to be admitted. As Fujino Kiyoshi starts his first day at Hachimitsu Academy he is shocked to find out that there are only 4 other guys in the entire school, making the ratio of girls to boys 200:1. And to their dismay, not one of the thousand girls will talk to them or even acknowledge them. But Kiyoshi and the guys are about to find out about the shadow student council that has been threatening the female students about interacting with male students.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
1 Volume (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
In the 1960s, the rise of the high speed rail in Japan began to change the way people traveled. Set during this period, this manga features Ogino Kenji, a new conductor for the high-speed rail line from Osaka to Tokyo. Kenji faces problems such as weather-related delays as he helps his passengers get from one place to another.Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
2 Chapters (Ongoing)Manga Details: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Sixteen year old Emma finally arrives at the capital city Hawk Eye after escaping from being held captive for her entire life. But as soon as she arrives, every man in the city, including the king, falls madly in love with her. She is about to be forced into marriage, but is saved by a sorcerer. The sorcerer identifies himself as Shion, one of the youngest and most talented in the nation. They have met before, but Emma has no recollection.
Shion explains to Emma that she is cursed with the Ekidona, a mysterious magic that happens every 500 years where a girl is born with her heart packed with such powerful dark magic that it has the potential to destroy the world. With such power, one could rule the world, and Shion explains to Emma that people are going to try and hunt her down to get her heart. However, Emma is told that there exists a ritual that will rid her of the Ekidona curse but doing so will require a long and arduous process. The first of that being Emma and Shion will have to marry each other...Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
Meruhen Ouji Gurimu (メルヘン王子グリム)By:Demographics:
One-shot + 3 Chapters (Ongoing)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
One-shot published in the [2010-41] issue of WSJ.
Isobe Tatsuhiko has a huge crush on his hot, popular, childhood friend Shirayuki. To his surprise, she's agreed to go on a date with him, provided he plays a part in the success of his baseball team's next match. This sounds almost impossible to the benchwarmer Isobe, until he finds an unlikely source of help. The enthusiastic, vaguely homoerotic Prince Grim from the Fairy-Tale World has traveled backwards in time to help his future best friend win the girl of his dreams! The stakes are high, since Grim knows that losing Shirayuki will eventually cause Isobe to go on a rampage and destroy the Fairy-Tale World...
The manga started its serialization in the [2011-12] issue of Jump.
Elementary school student Isobe Tatsuhiko has a crush on his classmate Shirayuki Yui. She seems out of his reach, however, since she's a gravure idol with the curves of a grown woman. One day, Prince Grim from the fairy-tale world shows up, trying to get Isobe to take his place and free him from the responsibilities of being a prince. To this end, Isobe's transformation into a fairy-tale person has begun! The only thing that will stop the transformation is to get a kiss of love from Shirayuki. But will Isobe be able to accomplish this with the meddling Grim still hanging around?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Pure Maple Pancake (ピュアメイプルパンケーキ)By:Demographics:
5 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Kaede is a career woman in her twenties, struggling to succeed against gender-related prejudices. At work, she's having sex with one of her colleagues, but it's unclear whether the relationship is purely physical or something more. At home, her companions are her close friends, Kouta and his son Shouta. Kouta's wife is sick in the hospital, so Kaede and the two boys often help each other out in day to day life.
Her life takes an unexpected twist when a policeman comes bearing news of her older sister, who ran away from home 8 years ago. Apparently her sister has a son, who she abandoned in an apartment with instructions for someone to send him to Kaede. With no way of contacting her sister, Kaede is faced with caring for this sweet, neglected, malnourished 5-year-old boy named Muku. Will her career be able to survive her sudden rise to single motherhood?Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.
Sekai Seifuku Sekirara Jogakkan (世界制服セキララ女学館)By:Demographics:
3 Volumes (Complete)Manga Details Page: HereTranslations: NoneScanlations: None
Fumizuki Mai just recently moved into town and is starting her new life at school. She soon realizes that the curriculum is really weird, consisting of body fitness classes, undressing classes and extreme combat training. Mai soon realizes that her school is really a location for girls to become the most incredible women on Earth. She meets four girls who are weird but nice in their own way but their craziness and the ridiculous classes just might make Mai go crazy.Thanks go to vyc for the summary.
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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Nothing really caught my attention this week. Pure Maple Pancake was kind of a cute story, but the premise was pretty standard.
Here's a note from vyc:
Chill - very mature series that has already completed that takes place sorta in the near future but a different time line. Battle between the refugees and the police special unit. Storyline is brilliant and the details are absolutely incredible. You really are missing out if you dont read this. Kangoku Gakuen - at a first glance, it looks serious but the series takes a turn for comedy after a little bit. The concept is funny and the jokes/characters make it even better. Magico - new series on Jump so must be good. Still on the fence whether it will turn out good but the baseline stuff like quality of drawing and general plot line is decent. Will have to keep and eye out to see how the plot develops.
My opinion: Kangoku Gakuen
sounds pretty interesting, like the girls wouldbully the boys. Magico
sounds funny, especially how she still has to marry someone afterall...Translated items that need some love/scanlation:sonsofloki
- Young Shima Kousaku
: Chapter 1
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