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We’re celebrating the start of a new month with 8 new titles, including cult classics Salary Man Kintaro, Silver Fang – Shooting Star Gin – and Magical☆Taruruto! Make sure to keep up with updates from Manga Planet by following our Twitter account!
CHAPTER 18 MOVING AGAIN –
Chie and Sen move into a new soundproofed apartment, and it even has an elevator! But somehow Sen is having way more fun playing in the corridor…
CHAPTER 19 FACE-TO-FACE –
Sen makes some new friends in their new place – the neighbors’ dogs, and a cute female cat who often comes by. But are they really friends?
After mourning the loss of her beloved feline companion Suu, manga artist and cat mom Chie Shinkyu decides to turn over a new leaf and find herself a new baby to love! Following a tip from her brother-in-law, Chie picks up the stray she calls “Sen” and takes him home with her. Surely nothing’s going to go wrong… right?
VOL.27 DARLING★DARLING –
Manaka asks her sisters for love advice – how can she decide between two men in her life? Tae steps in with her own advice, but where are these words of wisdom coming from?
VOL.28 THE FAIR GUARDIAN –
A pair of twins follow Yuka around her day, wondering what Ryuji sees in her…but who is Ryuji, and does Yuka really care who he is?
VOL.29 ALWAYS… –
One rainy day, Manaka wonders if she’ll meet the guy who always seems to see her at the worst possible time again.
There are three sisters in the Mikumagawa family: calm, relaxed college student Manaka, the quite rough-spoken (?) high-schooler Rinka, and the youngest Yuuka, a smart young girl who can recite the succession of shoguns in the bath. With a family like this, every day is a little adventure!
CHAPTER 1: KINTARO COMES TO TOKYO –
Fisherman and ex-biker gang boss Kintaro moves to the big city to be…a salaryman?
CHAPTER 2: KINTARO JOINS A COMPANY –
What reason would Chairman Yamato have for hiring Kintaro into his company, considering his lack of corporate experience and colorful past? It all started with one secret fishing trip…
CHAPTER 3: KINTARO GOES TO WORK –
Kintaro asks his neighbors for help with caring for baby Ryota. It seems like he’s met this family’s father before…but where could he have seen this fellow salaryman?
Retired ex-bike gang leader of the “Hasshu” Kintaro Yajima leaves his hometown where he worked as a fisherman until his wife, Akemi, passed away. With his son, Ryouta, they go to Tokyo, where Kintaro would start with his new job: a salaryman. Now, the question is: would Kintaro be able to handle the office work and office politics being a salaryman brings?
CIRCLE 23 LAFALLE 2 –
Three years after Lafalle started working at the Sleeping Tower, the manager asks them a couple of questions: are the non-living alive? And have they seen ghosts?
CIRCLE 24 LAFALLE 3 –
Lafalle and Lapis bond over their daydreams that seem to grow even more real as time goes on. Now that they’re getting closer to Lafalle’s relatives, is it time for him to move on?
Fuuta Okeya’s dad said second-year middle school students are unstoppable, and Fuuta’s inclined to agree. He’s determined to make the most out of his ordinary student life, but everything changes when the mysterious Kouko Ishigami transfers into his class. Not just because Fuuta thinks she’s pretty and likes her – but because she thinks Fuuta is her rival from a past life!
Screen 18 –
The kittens are distraught when Fumi doesn’t let them play with thread. Milly offers something they can play with instead – her tail! Is this going to end well?
Screen 19 –
There’s something that Milly does for her kittens that feels she’s praising them for being good kittens. But why does she also seem to do it to herself?
Before a cat becomes a cat, it’s a kitten. From the moment Milly gives birth to her first litter, both she and her children have much to learn about the wide world they live in. Follow Milly and her fluffy, clumsy kittens as they grow through laughter and tears! A spin-off story to the popular series “Zoccha no Nichijou.”
STRAIGHT TRAIL TO HELL –
All-boys boarding school Otokojuku puts its students through a super-traditional military education.
SCHOOL’S FAMOUS OIL BATH –
There’s a new kid transferring into Otokojuku, and he’s got a magic button that can send a thousand gangsters to his aid. How long can he terrorize the other students?
ADVANCE INTO ROPPONGI –
The Otokojuku boys watch as their instructor tries (and fails) to pick up girls at Roppongi. The day after, he puts them on a mission that may or may not be related to his heartbreak!
Otokojuku is the kind of school that seems like it’s up to no good. For most of their students, this is the only place that will take them despite or even because of their violence issues. Headmaster Heihachi Edajima believes that giving young men a military education will provide them with brighter futures, but how much is wishful thinking?
DENON .3 –
Denon’s 7100 model sounds and looks nothing like its predecessor, the almighty 7000. Nene and Hibiki go through the cross-country meddling that made the 7100 happen.
Lured by a shady note into an empty music room, Nene opens the door to find… a pair of headphones? But not just any pair of headphones, a luxurious pair of headphones that had helped popular musicians the world over create beautiful music! Listening to her favorite song through them awakens Nene’s love for headphones, but one more question – who brought her here?
Volume 4, Chapter 6 –
Usa and Ritsu’s new favorite book drives her class to conceptualize a butler cafe – with Ritsu as the butler! Thank god Usa’s class doesn’t have any crazy costume ideas like that…or do they?
Volume 4, Chapter 7 –
Usa and Shiro’s roughhousing takes a toll on a nearby wall, but they’re just in luck – it’s nothing former Kawai Complex resident Yoko can’t fix!
Volume 4, Chapter 8 –
On the day of the cultural festival, Ritsu and Usa are busy with their own class’ stalls. But somehow, they’re brought together by an incident concerning Hayashi…
Thanks to his parents’ job transfer, Usa has to live on his own. The problem is, his new place is full of weird people, and the upperclassman he admires is one of them…? A teenage romance comedy that’s heavier on the humor, not so much on the romance!
PART 19 –
Shima seems awfully bashful recently, staring at Yamada when she thinks he can’t see her. What happens when Yamada decides to play along?
PART 20 –
There are eight very specific things that cats can do for their owners, that Yamada often wishes Shima can also do for him. What are they?
A warm and fluffy slice-of-life comedy depicting Yamada and his beloved pet cat Shima’s preciously ordinary daily lives.
DEMON OF TSUINA –
Horrific occurrences at a popular variety show lead its Director to call the young shaman Kujaku.
CHAPTER 2 –
A married couple asks for help solving the strange case of their dead daughter’s body, which always goes home to them no matter how many feet they put her under.
When people have problems of a spiritual nature, they know who to go to for help – high up in Mt. Koya, where the Koya Hijiri live, there is a young man named Kujaku, after the Peacock Wisdom King Mahamayuri. With his spiritual skills, chasing back malicious spirits is a piece of cake for fearless Kujaku – but are these daily threats all that life has in store for him?
CHAPTER 34 A DUMB WAY TO SPEND NEW YEAR’S –
Happy New Year from the Arashiyama household! Hotori’s supposed to drop their New Year’s cards off, but how many hijinks can she get into along the way?
CHAPTER 35 TALE OF THE VISITOR IN THE SNOW –
A mysterious woman arrives in town, looking for a man whose name is maybe Tatsumiya Shirou. Can Hotori help somehow?
CHAPTER 36 GRADUATION –
When Yukiko forgets to bring home her Golden Week assignment, Hotori goes with her on a late night extraction mission, taking a little detour down memory lane along the way.
There is a small maid cafe that nearly nobody goes to – Maid Cafe Seaside, quiet enough for Sanada to do his homework in. His airheaded classmate and childhood friend Arashiyama works as the cafe’s only maid, and though she looks just like a cute maid waitress, she sure doesn’t act like one. What happens when her friends stop by for a visit?
Rendezvous in Black –
In the midst of diverted funds and a wayward assassin, Angelika and Leo first met in the worst of circumstances.
Newbie director Urs Kaufmann is busy working on the script to a C-class porno requested by the Mafia, alongside his co-author Dieter Brenner. All seems well until one day, the Mafia boss they’ve been working for summons Urs to let him know that Dieter ran off with the film budget – a whopping 30,000 euros! Urs rushes off to find where Dieter went, but the Mafia has other plans, sending off their seasoned hitman, Leo!
BONUS CHAPTER –
When Haru’s father Fuyukazu was younger, he was very afraid of cats. Where did this fear come from, and is there any hope of him getting over it any time soon?
CHAPTER 20 –
After catching up with her ex, Eiko realizes she had always thought that people shouldn’t get too close to others. Nakka, however…
Office worker Eiko has been doing just fine – she works an ordinary job, lives an ordinary life, but a chance encounter threw her all the way out of her comfort zone and led to her adopting a cat. Will she ever get used to having strong feelings and making her own decisions for the first time in her life? A story of a typical woman and a typical cat who find a new home in each other.
HELP 19 –
Mau talks to the Sage about how working with her new friends was like. Meanwhile, the Hero reminisces on how his duties as a Hero impacted his life from an early age.
HELP 20 –
The Hero tries his hand at being the new Demon Lord everyone kept saying he already was, but where can he begin? Who is the new Hero anyway?
Once upon a time, a fearsome demon king died at the hands of brave heroes, returning peace throughout the world. While the demon king themselves had passed away, traces of their power remain on the outskirts of the city. One of the heroes who slew the demon king continues on his quest to protect humanity, but what happens when a demon child gets attached to him?
BIRTH OF THE BEAR HOUND GIN! –
Daisuke’s Akita Fuji is giving birth soon. Why does he wish one of them’s a brindle pup?
“In the snowy mountains of Akita, Daisuke and his parents manage a skiing ground. Daisuke grows up with great tales of bear hunter Gohee Takeda and his bear hounds, among them their skirmish with the dangerous Akakabuto, a great bear that’s terrorizing the mountains. On the day old man Takeda decides to hunt for Akakabuto again with his loyal bear hound, Riki is the day a rare brindle puppy was born. Daisuke names the pup “”Gin,”” and thus begins a pup’s journey to being a great bear hound.”
Ken tries to whip up some kimchi chahan for himself, not knowing it’s the home base of a former member of Lee Man-gu’s Top 5 – head chef Ju-mon Caisar!
As Ken and head chef Ju-mon battle it out in wits and weaponry, Ken realizes something very important that he’d been missing all this time. Who will come out on top?
Team Sun-Ken Rock gets revitalized by their very unexpected backup. Meanwhile, Ken gets reeled in by a mysterious girl calling herself Cherry – who invites him to gobble her up!
Delinquent Ken goes to Korea to follow the girl he loves and to become a police officer by her side. His dropout status and nationality don’t do him any favors. Still, after protecting a roadside vendor one night, he gets an offer from the opposite side of the law – join this guy’s “geondal,” a Korean mafia group, as its new boss!
File:17 SAGAWA –
When a butterfly Sagawa used to know is about to be put in the server, she takes the most drastic measure to ensure that no one will ever know about her past.
The Death Bureau sets its sights on connecting all butterfly servers around the world. Meanwhile, Sagawa doubts whether Senri is really Ono’s twin…
When a person dies, their soul turns into a butterfly and flies away. Holding the thoughts and consciousness of the deceased, this butterfly can last for 49 days before fading away completely. In this world, the Death Bureau, a national agency that collects and freezes dead souls’ butterflies, lets the family of the deceased interact with the data in their relative’s butterfly through a 3D hologram. Their duty also includes making sure butterflies don’t end up in the wrong hands – without killing or getting killed!
PART 1 TARURUTO’S DEBUT –
Down-on-his-luck Honmaru’s life changes when he accidentally summons a tiny magician.
PART 2: A GREAT MAGICIAN IS SUMMONED! –
After the worst seat plan change in Honmaru’s life, Taruruto reappears, giving him another chance to get his wish fulfilled. What will Honmaru wish for this time?
If you say the right words, one of Honmaru’s dad’s old books can summon a magician. His name is Taruruto, and he can grant wishes – but doing good deeds makes him weaker! All that Honmaru wants is to stop being bullied and to get to hang out with his new friend Iyona. Can Taruruto do something about that?
A couple takes a pit stop in the middle of their road trip, and that’s when he sees her – the face from his childhood.
On the planet Raguna, there is a music festival. With Leader at its helm, the musical group “Karriot” is brought to life by Gaia’s organ, Freya’s guitar, Seiichiro’s mandolin, and Nathaniel’s pipe…but his pipe isn’t just any ordinary pipe! The legend says of the Clausel pipe that “If you play the pipe on the night of Pavana, the moon shall be alight as the stars dance in delight.” But what does this mean, exactly…? In Masaya Hokazono’s sci-fi fantasy done in the style of legends, these mushroom man friends encounter falling stars, destroyed moons, and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth itself!
FIRST STORY –
Motoi comes across an exotic wildlife shop. How does this lead to him taking home a demon?
SECOND STORY –
A few days have passed since Motoi took in the demon. Rei checks in on them – Motoi says he has the demon in control, but are they really ready to answer its riddles?
“One rainy day while Motoi and his friend, Reiichi were on their way home, they encountered a young girl who looked like a foreigner who then led them to a shop by a hill slope. There, they meet the shop owner, an old man named Shouten, who deals with exotic wildlife – both ordinary and unordinary: demon beasts. Fascinated by the mysterious beasts the shop holds, Motoi agrees to work and raise a demon. Motoi’s journey of encountering different demon beasts begins.”
#19 SPOILED X 2 –
Kabu adores Chobi so much. Chobi can’t go anywhere without Kabu tailing his every move. Will his owner put him out of his misery already??
#20 INFECTED CAT, AGAIN –
When weak, starving outdoor cat Non shows up in the family’s garden, there’s nothing else for them to do but make sure he gets fed – but Chobi doesn’t like this one bit!
Not all cats are the same, but they’re all lovable and cute in their own ways. In this autobiographical series, Ikuemi-sensei takes us through the Ikuemi family’s long history of cat parenting, starting all the way back from their cat “king,” the majestic Kiyo.
CHAPTER 4 The Secret Room –
This may be an elegant butler cafe, but it’s also the backdrop for Kaoru bearing the brunt of her editor’s wrath. Meanwhile, Rune takes on a boss-level enemy – Kaoru’s bedroom!
Kaoru Yumeno is a very popular writer who draws exquisite, delicate romances starring beautiful maid protagonists. But in real life, Kaoru couldn’t be any further from the truth – she’s absolutely incapable of cleaning up! One day, she thinks she’s getting her new robotic vacuum cleaner, but instead she gets… a cute robotic vacuum cleaner… girl?
CHAPTER 19 –
Chabi is a big scaredy cat, but with her long pointy claws, she’s ready to wreak havoc on anyone who comes into her path!
CHAPTER 20 –
Some of the Iwamichi cats are sweethearts in certain moments and locations; outside from those, good luck with even getting your hands on them!
The Iwamichi house has a large, rambunctious family – mother and daughter, ten cats, and one dog. Can this little family keep up with the mess that is sure to follow these many pets with their distinct personalities?
VOLUME 4, CHAPTER 1-
Retra is dead set on winning the race to be Lightia’s representative racer, but Cutby has some dirty tricks up his sleeve and he’s not afraid to use them!
In a planet called Deadheat, where it is mostly devoid of water, monsters embodying the planet’s energy called Enemonsters roam around. Hunters called Coinmakers pursue those Enemonsters by defeating them and turning them into coins. In a twist of fate, Coinmaker Turbo meets the racer Retra when he visits his grandfather’s grave. Thus begins their journey in collecting strong monster coins dubbed as The Ultimate Seven.
Yori wonders why nobody is coming to his cafe. Does his cat Audrey know anything about this?
CHAPTER 2 –
A foreigner barges into Yori’s cafe screaming at him in words he cannot understand. He’s definitely angry, isn’t he? Or could he just be telling Yori about something else entirely?
CHAPTER 3 –
Audrey looks back to her past. A while back, when the Olympics was being held, a little kid just wanted to play with other little kids.
Cafe Waikiki is so empty that owner-chef Yori swears he’s been hearing voices. Why isn’t he getting any customers? His cooking can’t be that bad, and it’s not like he’s in the wrong location, so what other reason could there be for this to happen?
Dish 10 Impeccable Indonesian –
Kazari is just so amazing and perfect that it makes her fan Yuzu want to cry sometimes. Yuzu just wishes she had the nerve to go talk to her, but first – who is this girl and how dare she tackle-hug her goddess?
High school student Kazari Narimiya works part-time for teen magazine Chloe, where she’s introduced to Elena “Eri” Tsukishima, a returnee from overseas, who will be her partner for a new project. What’s their mission? To try out local foods from around the globe! Together with Eri, who seems way too casual about this, can Kazari get over her doubts and fulfill her dream, one “exotic” restaurant at a time?
VOLUME 4, CHAPTER 1 –
The first day of Band of Crystal’s tour goes off without a hitch…or does it? A reporter sneaks into Marin’s dressing room and asks a couple of questions she can’t stop thinking about!
Nobody may know how the beautiful, mysterious Marin washed up on the shores of Happy Island. Still, everybody knows it’s her dance that sets previously-unknown band Crystal right into the spotlight. But just as things seem to go swimmingly for the band, Marin gets caught up in a series of events that may or may not have something to do with her origins, and the fate of their world as they know it!
Chapter 25 One Summer’s Day –
It’s a super hot day out, and Kumika is all caught up on her reading. Time to go return all the books she’d borrowed and maybe grab a snack along the way?
Chapter 26 Cooking for You –
Haruni invites Kumika and Chihiro over to her ship, where they discuss something very important: how can she get Izuru to notice her more?
Chapter 27 A Restless Summer Festival –
Kumika and the rest of the office go have fun at a summer festival. Kumika gets too focused on getting as much food as she can, but she won’t actually get lost…or would she??
In a world where aliens live harmoniously with humans, there exists a kind of alien that doesn’t need to “eat” the way humans do. Hailing from the impoverished planet of Chlorodium #2, where food is a luxury, these aliens live by inhaling microorganisms from the air. Kumika, an uptight, earnest office worker, is one such alien from Chlorodium #2. When a sudden cold leads to her being unable to “feed” herself her usual way, her coworker Chihiro comes to her rescue with a nice warm pot of udon noodles! After a lifetime of never having to eat human food, will Kumika ever get used to getting “hungry”?
CHAPTER 18 WHY DO I ALWAYS –
Yamada freezes up during her blind date and finally recognizes what everyone had been telling her all this time – she’s a woman who always takes half measures. But what else can she do?
CHAPTER 19 BEFORE GIVING UP –
Yamada puts together her portfolio and begins submitting it to as many companies as she can. Will she finally get some results out of going beyond her usual half measure?
People always say they wish their pets could speak, but do they really mean it? When a woman in her late thirties gets dumped by her boyfriend of eight years, she adopts a cat on a whim, but she definitely wasn’t expecting the cat to call her out on her life choices!
VOLUME 4, CHAPTER 1 –
The Prince of Lan Ling fights his way through to Jinyong Castle. Can one soldier truly change the course of the battle?
A fierce warrior who charges into battle against foes who outnumber his forces, a forthright leader as dangerous as the demon on his mask – that is the Prince of Lan Ling. Under the command of his uncle, the Emperor, he must strive to win battles and bring honor to the Kingdom of Qi. But too much honor and his royal relatives will vanquish him as menacingly as he does their enemies!
CHAPTER 10 WISH JELLYFISH① –
Sumine makes an innocent wish for her and Masora to always stay here together, but knowing what she knows now, Masora can’t appreciate it for what it is.
Ryugu is a small town under the sea. Aside from the fact that everything is, well, underwater, it’s just like every other small town. Classmates Masora and Sumire are like every other middle school girls, swapping love stories and hanging out in shopping malls. But for some reason, Sumire feels like this “ordinary life” is all going to come crashing down…
CHAPTER 1 –
Akio is on his way to his uncle’s rehearsal when he sees it – a girl conducting a pigeon orchestra.
CHAPTER 2 –
After Hibiki stood in for her father that one glorious time, it doesn’t seem like Akio – and the entire orchestra – would be forgetting about her any time soon.
CHAPTER 3 –
Now a university student, Akio struggles with his violin and where he wants to go from here. Would things get better if he gets to meet the young conductor girl from his memories again?
“When he was young, Akio, an aspiring violinist, was late to watch his Uncle’s orchestra rehearsal when he encountered a girl conducting in front of pigeons. Arriving at the rehearsal by break time, he is surprised to see the girl again. Her name is Hibiki Sonari, the orchestra conductor’s daughter, who proceeds to substitute for her father in conducting the orchestra with amazing results. Deeply moved by Hibiki’s sound, Akio seeks to replicate it. But as years go by, he finds himself slowly losing his passion for music. Despite that, he enters college as a violinist and is surprised to know that Hibiki entered the same college as an aspiring conductor. Will Hibiki be able to help Akio find what’s lacking in his music?”
CHAPTER 4 –
The voice inside Zan’s head appears in front of him, telling him a little about the past he can no longer remember.
Yoshitsugu is a samurai wandering during the Boshin War period with no memory of who he is. One day, a spirit goddess appears in front of him and points him down a journey to regain his memories. As he slowly regains his memories, it turns out that his true identity is Zan, one of the Twelve generals of the Army of Light scattered throughout different times and different worlds. Now on a mission to find his fellow generals, will he be able to fulfill his duty? What exactly is he fighting for?
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