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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: August 2020 Week 2

Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our list of manga updates in the Manga Planet Library for Week 2, August 2020.

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Chie Shinkyu’s Nekobitashi: The Daily Life of Chie and Her Cats by Chie Shinkyu 

Sen may look like your usual bumbling cat fawning over Non without a care in the world, but there’s one thing he’s more than ready to play a few tricks for – the chance for some outside playtime!

Chie always knew Sen was a clumsy, silly cat, but is it possible that he knows more than he lets on? Let us count the ways.

Story Summary:
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?



Melon Cream Soda by Aya Kadoi 

A girl appears in front of Nekota, telling him he freed her from a box (?). Who is she and why is she so interested in how he talks about Rexy?

Rinka is a fan of her mom’s cousin Masa, a hit novelist whose promotional pictures look nothing like his day-to-day. Should she be happy about him letting his guard down around her?

Reika, one of the girls’ cousins, has come along for a visit. While reminiscing on her childhood memories, she falls into another old habit…

Story Summary:
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!


Salary Man Kintaro by Hiroshi Motomiya

Kintaro takes an elevator ride with Managing Director Kurokawa. How eventful can an elevator ride be? He’s about to find out…

Kintaro hears some news about the Managing Director. He puts his hands to work, making a fishing float – and trying out a new hairstyle!

Kintaro makes some new salarymen friends from outside his department. How do salarymen spend their paydays? Playing mahjong, of course! But is Kintaro any good at this?

Story Summary:
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?

Spirit Circle by Satoshi Mizukami

After Lafalle and Lapis’ sudden weird encounter, Sleeping Tower manager Talio pulls them aside and entrusts them with a couple of secrets….

Lafalle and Lapis have been entrusted with the biggest secret the managers before them have ever kept – a designer baby named Carol. Is there any way for them to keep her safe?

Story Summary:
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!


Baby Zoccha by Yumi Ikefuji

Screen 20 –
Fumi opens the sliding door one cloudy day. Are Milly’s kittens ready to go “outside” and step on the “gravel”?

Screen 21 –
Milly just can’t let herself sit still around these human children who used to say her lovely kittens looked like rats! But should she give them another chance to redeem themselves?

Story Summary:
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.”


Charge!! Men’s School by Akira Miyashita

When four of his students are captured by the Rakkyou University cheer squad, Otokojuku headmaster Edajima sets off on the most thrilling rescue mission ever – something straight from the movies!

In Otokojuku, the first years are slaves, the second years are demons, and the third years are devils. Should the first years be happy that the second years threw them a “party”?

Tsubakiyama may be big and menacing, but beyond that his gentle soul is just no match for Otokojuku’s Spartan training. He tries to make a run for it, but will Otokojuku let him leave that easily?

Story Summary:
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?


Harmony from the Ears by Wadapen 

Nene asks Hibiki the difference between open-back and closed-back headphones. In her usual style, Hibiki draws up a simple analogy for her – using her body!

Story Summary:
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?


The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior by Ruri Miyahara

Volume 4, Chapter 9 –
Usa is so busy with the cultural festival that he can’t spend as much time with Ritsu as he used to. He thinks she’s probably doing fine without him – but is she?

Volume 5, Chapter 1 –
The Kawai Complex gets a kotatsu, and nobody ever wants to go out now! So which of them is the unlucky one who ends up running into someone on their ice cream run?

Volume 5, Chapter 2 –
It’s Christmas Eve and the Kawai Complex residents really put their all into the punishment games. When Ritsu’s bad luck with games strikes again, will Usa put himself on the line to save her?

Story Summary:
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!


Nuku-Nuku Final -I Love My Cat- by Naomi Akimoto 

PART 21 –
It’s Christmas Day and it seems like Yamada can’t get any of his prepwork in without Shima being the cutest distraction ever!

PART 22 –
Yamada’s got his hands on some legendary alcohol – the next logical thing to do is to pair it with an equally legendary hotpot! Of course Shima gets to join in on the fun too – what did Yamada get for her?

Story Summary:
A warm and fluffy slice-of-life comedy depicting Yamada and his beloved pet cat Shima’s preciously ordinary daily lives.


Peacock King by Makoto Ogino

Kujaku gets put to work by a ship owner who is haunted by a monster on his ship – but is it really a monster on the ship, or just someone’s lost son?

The Paradise Hotel’s pool has been cursed by the Seven Misaki – until seven people drown in it, the curse will never end. Who’s been helping them get their sacrifices from the shadows?

Story Summary:
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?


SoreMachi: And Yet the Town Moves by Masakazu Ishiguro

Hotori knows that she’s gonna be a detective – she doesn’t need anyone else to tell her otherwise! But for the sake of Moriaki’s sanity she better come up with some kind of plan…would her weirdly good memory help?

There’s a strange man with a knife at Kon-senpai’s apartment! What should Hotori do? While we’re at it, how did they get to be this close in the first place?

One hot, sleepy day, Hotori lazes around and somehow gets on a road trip with Gran and Shizuka-neechan. Are there some things they’re not telling her?

Story Summary:
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?


My First Cat by Shihoko Shimura 

Egami grew up in a cat-friendly family and always knew he loved cats, but not everyone’s the same way. How does he feel when a coworker tells him she doesn’t really care for them?

After hearing a scary story from Haru, Eiko can’t help but think there’s a terrifying reason why Nakka’s been staring at an empty patch of wall for a while now.

Story Summary:
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.


Please Help Me Maohsama by Futago Minaduki 

HELP 21 –
Mau lectures the Hero on how to become a great Demon Lord as they make their way to the King of Crystal Mountain.

HELP 22 –
The King of Crystal Mountain…doesn’t look as impressive as the stories say they are. But they’ve still lived through a hundred years – surely that’s enough to aid our heroes in their quest?

Story Summary:
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?


Silver Fang – The Shooting Star Gin – by Yoshihiro Takahashi

The bear Akakabuto corners his last two targets – Elder Takeda and his loyal dog Riki. Daisuke can’t believe it – Riki can’t die before seeing his pups!

Story Summary:
“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.”


Sun-Ken Rock by Boichi

Level.37 –
Ken does his utmost best not to succumb to Cherry’s temptations, but how can he do that when his hands are literally bound together?Ken does his utmost best not to succumb to Cherry’s temptations, but how can he do that when his hands are literally bound together?

Level.38 –
Back in Cherry’s clutches, Ken has to make a choice – take her up on her offer, or lose. But where did this Cherry come from? Is this the same woman from before?Back in Cherry’s clutches, Ken has to make a choice – take her up on her offer, or lose. But where did this Cherry come from? Is this the same woman from before?

Level.39 –
Ken is supposed to face the last of the lieutenants, but how did he end up going against Kim Yong-bae instead?

Story Summary:
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!


Butterfly Storage by Icori Ando 

File:19 FATE –
The Death Bureau recovers a strange dissected being from the abandoned warehouse, but is it really a good idea to hook him up to their server?

File:20 TRUST –
Ono’s late-night trip to catch up with Senri goes horribly wrong when she sees the scarred swordsman trying to run off with her!

Story Summary:
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!


Magical☆Taruruto by Tatsuya Egawa

Honmaru tries out Taruruto’s magic pen, which can turn objects real! What happens when Honmaru puts it onto his monster figurine…?

Honmaru likes Iyona! What’s he supposed to do? Does Taruruto have some magic up his sleeve that can help him?

Story Summary:
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?


Ragna Chronicles by Masaya Hokazono

Monster –
There is a strange figure that appears only when the moon is high in the sky. Is it truly a monster, or something less sinister?

Story Summary:
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!


Raise the Demon by Keito Yoshikawa

The shop owner and Alice show Motoi how to rein back his wayward demon and save his life. Is there anything he can do to help?

A stranger begs Rei and Motoi to bring him along to the exotic wildlife store. He wants them to lend him monsters that will help him take his own life, but what will the shop owner lend him instead?

Story Summary:
“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.”


Ryo Ikuemi’s There is a Limit to Cuteness by Ryo Ikuemi

Does Ikuemi have to be any more or less careful with the cats now that one of them has been infected? Is this sickness really bad enough to topple over the almighty Chobi?

Ikuemi finds out that injecting medicine really does just look easier on paper. How’s the Ikuemi’s resident sickly cat going along?

Story Summary:
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.


Sweepa! Daily Life Improvement Edition by ZECO

CHAPTER 5 The Bedroom Restoration Project –
Kaoru calls her emergency lifeline Ms. Nomura – her dear Roomby’s been stuck in the mess that is Kaoru’s bedroom!

Story Summary:
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?


Cat Melting Pot by Sakura Iwamichi 

Iwamichi grew some cat grass for her dear pet cats, but how is she gonna give all of them their fair share when Komazo already gobbled up all of it?

Suberi has been trying his best to go on patrol duty. He may be the oldest male cat in the Iwamichi household, but is he really cut out to fill Moji’s big shoes?

Story Summary:
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?


Enchanted Racer by Akira Itou, Lightia Racing and Jun Ikeda 

Turbo and Retra race their way through Mt. Volcadia. They’ve got their eyes on another one of the Super Seven, Gunrehm – but will they be able to catch it before someone else beats them to it?

Story Summary:
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.


Enoshima Waikiki Cafe by Haruko Okai

The little stray cats taken in by the Ebisuya household literally drag Audrey over to their house to beg for her help – who’s the dark, shadowy figure looming over their Gramps?

Audrey always prides herself on being more cool and dignified than everyone else – definitely cooler than Hikari who’s still scared of lightning! But one accident truly turns the tables on her…

Audrey really wishes these stray kittens would give her a break. So when some visiting kids have a blast playing with them, it’s finally her time to slip away from them – or is it?

Story Summary:
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?


Ikokui!! Taste the World with Kazari & Eri by minimaru

Dish 11 Pleasant Peruvian –
The girls skip over to Peru for their next trip through cuisine. Meanwhile, an opportunity falls right on Kazari’s lap – but can she get over her fear soon enough to take it?

Story Summary:
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?


Marin by SANYO and Himekawa Art Pro.

Maria interrogates Shadow about his real intentions towards Marin. Is he really here to protect her? Does anyone still not know who Marin needs to be protected from?

Story Summary:
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!


The Many Flavors of Kumika by Akihiro Ononaka

Chapter 28 Life’s a Beach –
The office and some special friends get to keep off the summer heat at a villa Izuru’s family owns. Will Kumika ever get used to the Earth’s wide sea? Will Chihiro live through seeing Kumika in a swimsuit?

Chapter 29 Like a Sea of Stars –
Chihiro gets a moment alone with Kumika and listens to her talk about her home planet Chlorodium. How is it different from Earth?

Chapter 30 Heat Exhaustion vs Kumika –
Kumika feels full. Does this mean she doesn’t wanna eat anymore human food, ever? Luckily, it seems like Kiyo’s got the perfect cure…

Story Summary:
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”?


Keeping a Cat at the Age of Thirty by Rie Yamamoto 

Yamada’s cat gives her a pep talk after her emails don’t seem to be as successful as she may have expected. What do other people really think when they see her portfolio?

Comments from her latest portfolio review drive Yamada to randomly get herself into mountaineering. Is her cat on board with this idea?

Story Summary:
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!


Prince of Lan Ling by Yoshiki Tanaka and Takeru Kirishima

The Prince of Lan Ling gives a terrifying ultimatum – if he cannot end this battle before the sun goes up, his men would have to take his decapitated head back to Zhou!

Story Summary:
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!


Ryugu Town is at the Bottom of the Sea by Meme Yoimachi

Masora comes back to meet up with the only surface dweller she ever knows. Can he help her make her way to the surface?

Story Summary:
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…


Sound of the Sky by Hajime Yamamura

After meeting her again, Akio can’t help but think about how everything Hibiki does has rhythm somehow. But does she remember him, too?

Akio hits a wall with his piece and doesn’t know how exactly he’s gonna get out of it. Can his now-regular tub-renter Hibiki help him out of this slump?

No matter how hard Akio works, he won’t ever be able to catch up to Hibiki. But is that really such a bad thing?

Story Summary:
“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?”


ZAN by Yoshitaka Amano, Mark A.Z. Dippe and GORIO21(Taishi N.)

All the other way on the other side of the world, in New York, a man named Mr. Hunter tries to shoot his way out of paying for his bar bill. What does this have to do with Shibuya?

Story Summary:
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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