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New Manga Shout Out: 3/21/11 - 3/27/11

+ posted by c_k in Shout-Outs on Mar 28, 2011 08:45

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 horse racing, a female sherlock holmes, and a 5 century old vampire. 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~


Armor Amour (あまあま)
By: SHIMA Tokio

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

Yuji's girlfriend Misaki may seem hard and cold on the outside, but inside she's actually soft and loving. As they prepare for their high school entrance exams, Misaki decides that they should temporarily cut off all their dating activities. Will they be able to study hard enough through this period to get into the same high school?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Fuon Connect! (ふおんコネクト!)
By: Zara

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

Mikashina Akeru and Michika are step sisters to the older Hanabusa Yu, but they are so close that they might as well be related by blood. Yu is a teacher at the school that both Akeru and Michika attend but is not very mature compared to her younger sisters. She is a procrastinator, lazy and childish while Akeru and Michika are very independent and capable high school girls. These polar opposite personalities live under the same roof but they somehow manage to have a fun family.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Genkai Shuuraku Onsen (限界集落温泉)
By: SUZUKI Miso

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

This manga contains primarily two stories:

Fourth grader Ryunosuke lives in a dying remote village where the majority of the population is over 65 years old. He lives with his unemployed dad in an inn that has not seen a customer in years. Ryu meets a homeless guy who agrees to help Ryu in return for a hot bath at the inn. The homeless guy feels sympathetic to Ryu’s situation and wants to help bring traffic back to the inn but without something like a young beautiful girl it seems hopeless. But as luck would have it, a falling idol Ayu wanders into the village. Now with all the puzzle pieces in place, Ryu, Ayu and the homeless man work to bring customers back to the inn.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Hanasaku Iroha (花咲くいろは)
By: P.A.WORKS x CHIDA Eito

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

Matsumae Ohana lived with her single mom in the city and lived a pretty normal life as a teenage girl. Then one day, her mom leaves Ohana with her grandmother who she has never even met let alone heard of and runs away with her boyfriend. Her grandma operates the Kissuisou, an inn in the country side and Ohana has to work there if she wants a roof over her head and hot food. And as much effort as she puts in, she gets in the way of everyone and sometimes makes matters worse. Will her friendliness and hardworking attitude help her be accepted or will she become a teenager without a home...

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Kin Kuro (キンクロ)
By: TODA Youchika

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

The future of racing has changed to young girls and boys like “horses.” They are bred just like horses and trained daily for the big race. There are trainers assigned to each horse and even world renowned stables have developed champions. Mase Akira and Yamada Karin work as trainers at the Ando Stable. Akira is in charge of Hikari-Tampopo, a very cute horse with an incredible bloodline but is easily distracted. Karin is also in charge of a horse with an amazing bloodline, Lilly, who has closed herself emotionally from everyone. As they take care of the day to day needs for their horses, both trainers have to learn how to become closer to them in order to make them into champion horses.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Meitantei Madam Holmes (名探偵マダム・ホームズ)
By: NABESHIMA Masaharu x HANAKOJI Yumi

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

Detective Wato has been assigned to the security team for a cruise ship party for celebrities where he meets Madam Holmes, a beautiful and intelligent young lady. But soon after the ship leaves the harbor, a group of terrorists take over the ship. However, Detective Wato soon learns that the entire terrorist attack was a setup masterminded by Madam Holmes to smoke out the real terrorist hiding amongst the guests. And to surprise him even more, he learns that Madam Holmes is actually the great grand daughter of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Now the unlikely pair solves crimes and mysteries using Holmes’ amazing deductive skills and Wato’s experience as a cop.

Thanks go to vyc for the summary.

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Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai - Fragments
(俺たちに翼はない -フラグメンツ-)

By: Navel x MORI Misaki

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

A romantic comedy about three guys, part-time worker Chitose Shusuke, the cool, handsome illustrator Otori Kakeru, and the lecherous 35-year-old owner of the bar/cafe where they hang out, Karube Karuo. They flirt with the waitresses, forceful college student Eriko and repeating college entrance examinee Kinako. Soon Chitose will meet a cute young author who is going to become a part of his life...

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Quo Vadis (QUO VADIS~クオ・ヴァディス)
By: SHINTANI Kaoru x SAEKI Kayono

Demographics: Seinen
Status: 8 Volumes (Ongoing)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

From ancient times, there existed vampires and the immortals who hunt them. The kind vampire Odin finds his ancient teacher, but now she has the form of an adorable child. As they try to move forward with their own plans, they must avoid the attention of Sofia, one of the immortal vampire hunters.

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Shin Kosume no Mahou (新コスメの魔法)
By: AIKAWA Momoko

Demographics: Josei
Status: 6 Volumes (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

This is the story of the Ma Belle cosmetics counter! Takagi Reiko is the most experienced worker, and she wants to use her skills with makeup to help all of the women in the world to become beautiful. Matsura Anzu is still in her first year of work, but she's dedicated to becoming a great cosmetics expert, just like Reiko. Then there is the clueless male worker, Hiroka Yukihiro, who chose to work at the Ma Belle counter due to his crush on Reiko. They also have competition in the form of their neighboring counter, Julia Beauty, run by a flashy guy who goes by the name "Julian Okuda."

As Reiko, Anzu, and Yukihiro teach their customers about cosmetics and beauty, they also become embroiled in the complicated dramas of their lives. The series starts with two best friends, cosmetically lovely Ayaka and plain but kind-hearted Minori. Their relationship shatters when Minori's fiance leaves her for Ayaka. Now Ayaka wants the Ma Belle counter to do her wedding make-up, while Minori begins taking cosmetics lessons at the same counter in order to become more beautiful than her former friend. How will the girls of Ma Belle be able to handle this mess, and will they be able to help both girls move forward with their lives?

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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Shinobazu! (しのばず!)
By: IWASAKI Tsubasa

Demographics: Seinen
Status: One-shot (Complete)
Manga Details Page: Here
Translations: None
Scanlations: None

Helen is a ninja sent by her master to watch after his fiancee, whom he has never met. But to the girl's dismay, Helen finds it amusing to play all sorts of sexy tricks on her!

Thanks go to tethysdust for the summary.

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This is what tethysdust said this week:
Quote:
Not much really interested me this week. Armor-Amour was pretty cute. It was neat that she wasn't a crazy-violent girlfriend, just very unemotional. I actually found Shin Cosume no Mahou interesting, but they were really into cosmetics. They even have little tutorials for parts of it. I never knew putting on eyeshadow could be so dramatic!
Here's a note from vyc:
Quote:
Loved Hanasaku Iroha from this week. Sorta a shoujo series but the meta comedy along with the main character's personality really got me into the series. Worth reading at least 1 volume for sure. Fuon Connect - 4koma series about a trio of sisters and their lives with each other. The clashing personalities makes it an easy and fun read for anyone.
My opinion:
Not much really interested me although both Armor Amour and Hanasaku Iroha sound really cute.



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: fantasy adventure Magico (MH link), ecchi comedy Cyclops Shoujo Saipu~ (MH link), slice of life girl's love manga Sayonara Folklore (MH link).


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