Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our list of manga chapter updates for Week 2, December 2020. We’ve now released all chapters of cutesy cat-centric manga Chie Shinkyu’s Nekobitashi: The Daily Life of Chie and Her Cats!
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FIGHT 13: Me, Too?! –
A strange woman has plans to make a star out of not just Jiro, but Mitsuru, too! Will both their teams accept her invitation?
FIGHT 14: I Want Your Autograph –
What is young Yuzuka Minamoto’s motivation for warning Mitsuru and Jiro’s teams about the plans her mother has thought of for them?
Mitsuru Yaegashi arrives in Tokyo with hopes of being a professional illustrator. But things take a turn when he finds out that the location of the cheap apartment he’s supposed to stay in, Tsumanuda, is famous for its legalized street fights and is for street fighters only. He is about ready to look for other options when he meets a mysterious woman in a maid outfit named Dorae, who introduces him to the world of street fighting.
CHAPTER 53 MISCHIEF –
Even when cats know they’re not supposed to do something, they don’t care. They do it anyway. Chie knows this from experience…
CHAPTER 54 MISHAPS –
Sen’s weight gives him an insane amount of strength, but it’s not always in his favor. How is the tinier Tsubu faring over on her side?
LITTLE CHORO –
One day, Chie’s cat-phobic brother-in-law Henessy calls her up with an urgent emergency – he, of all people, picked up a stray cat!
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?
CHAPTER 10: FEVER –
Akamatsu calls Kurosawa to ask for a favor. Will Kurosawa tell him he’s not feeling well, or will he bite the bullet and take on the thankless job?
CHAPTER 11: UNSAID –
As Kurosawa struggles to bike all the way home with his horrible fever, his coworkers see him pass by. Will they save him from imminent danger?
CHAPTER 12：FAMILY –
After their fateful encounter with him and Taro last night, it seems as if Kurosawa’s coworkers have begun to consider him part of their “family.”
Kurosawa is sick and tired of his boring, ordinary life growing old as the less popular site foreman in Anahira Construction. The turning point comes when his 44th birthday comes along, and no one remembers or celebrates with him. Realizing he lived a life without drive or purpose, Kurosawa tries to go past his comfort zone to turn his life around. Will his newfound shenanigans help him or hurt him when he gets caught up in fights with delinquents?
CHAPTER 2: FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS (2) –
When Asuka asks her straight-out if they can be friends, why does Shino not say the answer that’s on her mind? Does it have something to do with how Asuka makes her turn red?
Ever since Shino saw Asuka take the stage to lead the freshman pledge, she knew they were in completely different worlds. Intelligent, endlessly talented Asuka is the type who’d only be friends with fellow preppy girls – never ordinary girls like her! The correct plan of action for Shino to take for her high school debut is to fit in by sticking close to her old friends, getting through academics somehow, and snagging herself a boyfriend – but when Asuka herself asks Shino to be her friend, does fitting in even matter?
Volume 11, CHAPTER 1 –
The entire Kawai Complex is left reeling from the impact of hearing Shiro (and Ritsu!) are leaving soon. Why can’t he write while staying where he is?
Volume 11, CHAPTER 2 –
Shiro decides it’s time for Kawai Complex’s yearly Fall Game Tournament. Is this really enough to work through the awkwardness surrounding them?
FINAL CHAPTER –
Watching Mayumi and Shiro makes Usa and Ritsu realize that they’ve got an important conversation they’ve been putting off, too. Can they get through with it – especially when everyone around them seems to want to watch?
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!
CHAPTER 7: ABNORMAL –
Can Zero keep a cool head against the finger cutter’s aggressive taunts – and can he also keep all his five fingers?
CHAPTER 8: THE EYE OF GOD –
As Zero goes through to round two of the finger cutting gamble, his opponent decides to play dirtier than he already has been. But is this enough to bring Zero down?
Gambling genius Zero saves three teenagers from their group suicide attempt and convinces them to work with him, acting as “Robin Hood” and returning swindled money back to their original owners. But when the swindlers themselves catch their ragtag team, one thing leads into another, and suddenly they’re all being invited to Muryo Zaizen’s big tournament – a gambling free-for-all where the stakes are high, and the mortality rate is higher! With nothing but his quick wit, can Zero get out of the competition alive?
CHAPTER 3: An Ambiguous Relationship –
Saya, Hikaru’s “special friend”, calls things out as she sees them, but is there really an ulterior motive to Hikaru’s happiness when Mamecchi asks her to hang out?
CHAPTER 4: Who the Heck Are You!? –
Hikaru’s having the time of her life stuffing herself silly with Mamecchi’s perfect bento boxes when some long-haired pretty boy pops out of nowhere. Who is he and why does he know the love of Hikaru’s life!?
Everyone may have their eyes on the charming, prince-like Hikaru, but there’s only one person Hikaru’s got her eyes on – her darling childhood friend Mamecchi! But between Mamecchi’s hot-and-cold personality and Hikaru’s subconscious denials, this sure doesn’t look like a recipe for success…when a certain repeat customer gets into Mamecchi’s good graces, will Hikaru finally muster up the courage to confess to her first love?
CHAPTER 3 The Woman From Hell (3) –
When Yuri goes to find her next matchmaker-recommended outfit, she insists Rikka come along for the ride. Will either of them have any successes today?
CHAPTER 4 The Woman From Hell (4) –
Yuri convinces Rikka to try out something from her favorite store. Can her enthusiasm make Rikka understand the value of designer clothing?
Just as Rikka thinks the matchmaking event she grudgingly signed up for can’t get any more dreadful, she runs into her colleague-slash-rival Yuri Kisugi. Using Rikka embarrassment as leverage, Yuri compels Rikka into helping her find the perfect candidate to marry. With the advice – rather, the unnecessary commentary – of her two other colleagues Shiori and Ruiko, Rikka goes along with Yuri’s antics with the hopes it will lead her rival away while she climbs up the company ranks. But what happens when Rikka’s nurturing tendencies coincide with Yuri’s secret vulnerabilities?…
ARCHANGEL KUJAKU’S RESURRECTION –
As the Peacock King resurrects, Taisei takes the opportunity to bring down Kujaku, once and for all. In the end, which of them will get the last laugh?
KUJAKU MYO-O’S MANTRA –
The one thing that might bring down the Peacock King, Kujaku-myo-o, might also harm Kujaku, who has him as his guardian duty! But will our Kujaku still go through with it?
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 89 THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND, MODERN VERSION / AFTERWORD –
When an accident in class lines up perfectly with a threatening note in their exchange diary, Takeru and his friends have to put their heads together to figure out who the culprit is.
CHAPTER 90 THE VANISHING CASE –
Two weeks after Hotori first started wearing a maid uniform, she helps Matsuda find a lost briefcase.
CHAPTER 91 A DUMB WAY TO SPEND NEW YEAR’S EVE –
On the dawn of New Year’s Day, Hotori decides to go for a quick shrine visit. When she and Sanada get offered some sweet sake, what happens next?
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?
CHAPTER 13: SECRET MANEUVERS –
Kaiji and his alliance seek to have a match with their target. His alliance mates wonder what plan he has up his sleeve…
CHAPTER 14: THE MATCH –
As Kaiji faces off against their mark, his alliance mates wonder if everything will go just as they imagine he planned it.
CHAPTER 15: RAMPAGE –
When their mark finally sets his card down, will Kaiji and his alliance finally get the result they’ve been waiting for?
CHAPTER 16: BLIND SPOT –
Kaiji and his mark are down to their last rounds. Is there really a chance for his alliance to get any wins out of this?
After getting roped into a former coworker’s debt as his cosigner, Kaiji Ito finds himself stuck with an astronomical amount of debt. The loan shark Endo gives him one last chance – get onboard the gambling boat Espoir and win his freedom back by facing aimless young people in the same situation as him. There’s just one problem – a fate worse than death awaits those who lose on the Espoir.
THE APPEARANCE OF THE NINJA DOG, AKAME –
Ben’s growing pack seeks out his old acquaintance, the ninja dog Akame. What do he and his pack have to do with these cannibalistic dogs they find along the way?
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.
Benito talks Pickaxe out of the decision he’s about to make. Meanwhile, Tae-soo takes Ken around Incheon’s Chinatown.
Tae-soo tells Ken about the painful history that foreigners experience while living and working in Korea, and how this all ties into the man leading the group who wants to bring Team Sun-Ken Rock down.
Ken finally gets some free time to kill with his beloved Yumin. Meanwhile, Tae-soo works his usual magic behind the shadows, but why is the answer to all his problems right at Yumin’s doorstep!?
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!
CHAPTER 12 NOIR ANIMAL HOSPITAL –
The Chief brings the Neko Neko Publishing duo to a new hot cat spot – it’s an animal hospital!? Should they be scared of a checkup on their horizon!?
Within the back alleys fusing retro and modern aesthetics, Chief, the cat in charge of the Tourist Information Center guides feline tourists to the actual shops best known for their respective cats.
CHAPTER 3 DESTINED GIRL(3) –
Aya and Sakura spend the night together. What about this night is different from all the girls Aya had bedded before?
CHAPTER 4 DESTINED GIRL(4) –
The morning after their enjoyable night, Aya is absolutely certain that Sakura is The One for her. Does Sakura feel the same?
All Aya ever wanted was a one-night stand that could take her mind off her lost love, but with Sakura, she may have finally gotten more than a one-night stand – she may have finally found “The One”! But before she rushes into imagining their future together, there’s one uncomfortable question Aya has to face first – could it be possible that her beautiful new love is somehow related to the same organization she’s bound by duty to destroy?
DEPARTURE!! THE GREAT PICTURE BOOK ADVENTURE! –
Honmaru laughs at the clumsiness and silliness of a certain picture book character…but under the same circumstances, would he fare any better?
THE BLOODSUCKING COUNT IS SCARY-RY-RY! –
Honmaru, Taruruto, and the hero Doverg set off to defeat the Great King. Honmaru is confident that Taruruto can get them out of this mess, but can he really?
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?
THIRTY-SEVENTH STORY –
When it seems like all the chaos has simmered down, Alice and Motoi return the unusual beasts to their owners. What kind of unusual beasts did Motoi’s blood end up drawing out, exactly?
THIRTY-EIGHTH STORY –
A cocky antique store owner gets told the story of a strange woman who shows up asking people to buy her mysterious box finely lacquered with gold. He isn’t scared at all…but should he be?
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.
CHAPTER 3 Dreams Dashed & Cast Aside (3) –
After a very bad day at work, Miiko goes to Dr. Shirayuri’s house to return her umbrella. What kind of person is she, exactly – and why does she make Miiko’s heart skip a beat!?
CHAPTER 4 Dreams Dashed & Cast Aside (4) –
Dr. Shirayuri gives Miiko some hot chocolate – but it’s not just your ordinary kind of hot choco, it’s specifically for Miiko’s diagnosis – which is what, exactly?
Was it fate that led to Miiko meeting Doctor Shirayuri that one rainy day…or was it just her cramps? Pâtissier Miiko works through little pains like the rest of us, but when her ailments begin to affect her work, there’s got to be something she can do about it. Enter beautiful, mysterious herbal medicine doctor Shirayuri, who might be the solution to Miiko’s problems – in more ways than one!
CHAPTER 53 –
Just when the cherry blossoms start blooming, one of Waikiki’s new regular customers happens to be a face Audrey has seen before. Who’s that guy she’s with?
CHAPTER 54 –
One rainy night, Waikiki Cafe has a weirdly voracious new customer. Why does she know all about the special tile Yori inherited from his grandfather?
CHAPTER 55 –
Yori and Hikari wonder where exactly his grandfather’s special tile came from. Meanwhile, Audrey just got her little paws on an abandoned secret base…
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?
CHAPTER 3 I want to give you chocolates (3) –
Haruka exchanges email with her literal dream girl, Ayumi, but that’s not the only thing she’s letting her know…
CHAPTER 4 I want to give you chocolates (4) –
Reeling from the bombshell Ayumi just dropped on her, Haruka forces herself into dreamland, where their conversation continues.
Haruka has always lived in a soundless world. But not in her dreams, where she can hear her own voice – and the voice of the only other person in the dream with her, a beautiful high school student wearing an adorable, unfamiliar school uniform. Haruka knows this is just a dream, but why does a part of her think it’s more than that? Is this girl she finds falling asleep in the park really the literal girl of her dreams?
Episode 11 –
When Masa wakes up, he can’t see Maro anywhere. Sleeping peacefully beside him is…a little girl!?
Quietly nestled within the hustle and bustle of the capital Edo is an infamous “cat rental shop.” Some cats get rented out; some cats get bought – everyone knows that as long as their problems are related to cats, there’s no better place to go. Adding to the mysteriousness is its beautiful owner Kuro, whose age and gender are both well-hidden secrets. Day after day, troubled customers come a-knocking…
FIFTY-THIRD MOVEMENT –
All of a sudden, Hibiki comes back to Japan. What does she want this time – a concert with Akio!?
FIFTY-FOURTH MOVEMENT –
With every favor and random decision, Hibiki and Akio’s concert slowly pieces its way together, but will things really go this easily?
FIFTY-FIFTH MOVEMENT –
As more people find out about Hibiki and Akio’s impromptu concert, one question goes through all of their minds – what is Hibiki up to this time?
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 3 The Abandoned Kitten and the Girl with Glasses (3) –
When Shiina sees Kamiya keeping to herself in gym class, she can’t help but want to call out to her…
CHAPTER 4 The Abandoned Kitten and the Girl with Glasses (4) –
As they share another lunch break together, Shiina and Kamiya learn more and more about each other.
Rina Shiina’s life was suddenly ripped apart and, as a result, has to repeat a year, making her infamous among her classmates.
Always alone, Shiina finds refuge at the emergency stairs where she shares her lunch with an injured kitten. Coincidentally, a stereotypically old-fashioned nerdy looking girl with thick glasses comes to care for the injured stray, only to run away after seeing Shiina there. Inviting her to share the space, Shiina and Glasses Girl -Kurumi Kamiya- become more and more comfortable in each others’ companies.
One day, the kitten suddenly disappears. Devastated, neither Kamiya nor her glasses can hold back her tears, and after her transformation in front of Shiina, her kitten is not the only thing she loses.
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