Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our list of manga updates for Week 3, December 2020. This week, we added 6 new titles from Shodensha Publishing to our Library! We also finished releasing all chapters of The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior by Ruri Miyahara.
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FIGHT 15: It Doesn’t Have to Be One-on-One! –
It’s time for Jiro and Mitsuru to face off against Hurricane Mask 1 and 2 in the first two-on-two pro-level test that Tsumanuda has ever known!
FIGHT 16: He Complimented Me! –
On a rare day off from street fighting, Mitsuru and Dorae go see a movie together. On their way home, Mitsuru sees a situation he probably should interfere in…
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 1 FATEFUL ENCOUNTER –
When Mitsuki watches a new anime with her friends, she doesn’t expect to find the love of her life.
CHAPTER 2 CRAZY FOR YOU –
After falling into 2D love, Mitsuki suddenly gets shocked by all the new things she wants to do now – she wants to try dieting, and she wants to start living on her own!
CHAPTER 3 LOVE’S INVERSE PROPORTIONS –
It’s been a month and a half since Mitsuki started living on her own. What has changed about her life so far?
Mitsuki Namikawa has always been in love with 2D characters. However, her strict mother, just as consistently, disapproves of her daughter’s obsession, going so far as to banning anime and games in the house when Mitsuki was younger. Her two best friends and coworkers, Atsuno and Madoka, accept her for all she is: a complete manga and anime addict. Atsuno shares Mitsuki’s love for anime and manga while Madoka tags along with their passionate preaching and enjoys having two close girl friends who support each other with no judgment. One day, when the three friends go to Atsuno’s and have their regular anime watching drinking night, Mitsuki meets a character like she has never met before. Even though she knows he only exists beyond the screen, what lengths will Mitsuki go to for this 2D character?!
CHAPTER 13：NUDGE –
Kurosawa’s drunken diffusion of a tense situation makes his coworkers respect him even more, but is it really worth their admiration?
CHAPTER 14：DRIVING –
Kurosawa’s coworkers watch as he gets driven off in a strange girl’s car in the middle of the night. This is abduction, isn’t it?
CHAPTER 15：IRRITATION –
These kids don’t have it in themselves to kill someone. That’s what Kurosawa’s been thinking to keep himself afloat right now, but is it the truth?
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 3: FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS (3) –
Shino’s friends are out to grab themselves a man this summer, but for some reason, Shino can only think of Asuka.
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?
Try1 Keita –
Miyo started bouldering so she can get closer to her crush Keita, but when he says he’ll quit…
Try2 Yumi san –
There’s a lot of things that Miyo has to do if she wants the tiniest chance on the Olympic team, and all of them have been done by Yumi – the same girl she saw kissing Keita!
Try3 Terry Wall –
Tensions come to a head between our three childhood friends when Keita notices Miyo and Tetsu on his trail. Will Miyo finally say what she’s wanted to tell him all this time?
It all started because Miyo wanted to get to know Tetsu’s new friend, Keita. Now, after five years together, Miyo, Keita, and Tetsu are Berry Canyon’s Monkey Gang -that is, three talented climbers at the local bouldering gym “Berry Canyon.” Suddenly, Keita announces he will be quitting bouldering, much to Miyo and Tetsu’s surprise. Unable to contain her feelings, Miyo blurts out that she is aiming for the Olympics even though she rarely enters competitions, in the hopes that their gang can stay together. But now that she announced it, how will Miyo follow through? Will she be able to overcome her mental blocks and climb to the top? Or will the pressure get to her and make her lose her grip?
EXTRA CHAPTER 1 –
To her father’s delight, Sayaka finally moved back home to help with the family business. But Tsune-chan’s been getting some complaints…
EXTRA CHAPTER 2 –
When Seto’s apartment suddenly goes ablaze, she finds herself staying at the Kawai Complex. How much has her frenemy Mayumi changed since the last time they’ve met?
EXTRA CHAPTER 3 –
Mayumi drunkenly calls Shiro to her side. How quickly will he get to Kawai Complex – if he even gets here at all? Meanwhile, how is Ritsu as a college student?
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 9: SECRET METHOD –
When the finger cutter plunges their chisel into Zero’s bare finger, have they finally gotten through his defenses?
CHAPTER 10: THE PAST –
After barely fighting his way out of the finger cutting room, Zero and his team search for their next gamble.
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 5: Say, For Instance, If I… –
Bumping into Mamecchi’s sister makes Hikaru realize that one day, she’s gonna have to watch her first love go off with some guy…and she doesn’t want that.
CHAPTER 6: What the Hell’s Wrong With Me!? –
HIkaru’s been doing pretty well hiding her feelings from Mamecchi, but when the object of her affections is right in front of her…it’s more surprising if she doesn’t do anything.
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 5 I’m Not Being Sent Home Tonight? (1) –
The first person Yuri tells about her latest matchmaking failure is Rikka. What is she to her, really – and can they come up with a better plan with more people?
CHAPTER 6 I’m Not Being Sent Home Tonight? (2) –
Ruiko suggests Rikka bring Yuri to a matchmaking event she got invited to. But why does she have to even out the numbers?
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?…
TECHNIQUE OF SOUL REVERSION –
In the wake of the reawakening of the Peacock King, Jikuu gets asked about Kujaku’s real identity. Where are Kujaku and Ashura, by the way?
KOUYOKU CHURCH –
Onimaru tells Kujaku about what the Kouyoku Church, a quickly-growing new cult, has been up to, and how they’ve been bringing back people from the dead.
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 92 NIGHT STALKER –
Tattsun entrusts Hotori with a secret that only she may have the power to fix – her little brother’s been acting really weird lately!
CHAPTER 93 HOTORI SOLVES A MYSTERY AT A KOTATSU –
Hotori’s cousin Makoto calls in with an incident that happened at the ski lodge she stayed in. Can our resident armchair detective figure things all out?
CHAPTER 94 A-KO-GA-RE LONGING –
A mother goes to Maid Cafe Seaside, excited to see her son again for the first time in years. Her son…is someone Kon-senpai knows?
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 17: A REPRIEVE –
Kaiji tells his three-man team what they should look for next, but when the two of them come back to him with rumors saying they’ll all be saved…
CHAPTER 18: CATASTROPHE –
Just when Kaiji’s team thinks things will go for the better, the organizers’ sudden movements throw a wrench into their plans. What should they do next?
CHAPTER 19: MONOPOLY –
When his first plan crumbles into pieces, Kaiji comes up with another way they can fight their way out of this. But how can they get that many extra cards?
CHAPTER 20: SPECULATION –
With their cards in hand, Kaiji explains to his team how thorough and cautious they have to be for this plan to work.
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.
CHAPTER 1 – FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER! –
Madoka likes cute things, but he doesn’t want anyone to know. What happens when his neighbor sees him in a dress?
CHAPTER 2 – LOOK OUT FOR THAT DARK-HAIRED GIRL –
Madoka and Itsuki fall into an uneasy truce for the sake of their elder siblings. Are they really as different on the inside as they seem on the outside?
CHAPTER 3 – THE TANONAKA HOUSEHOLD –
Madoka’s family will be out late tonight, so he’ll be staying over with Itsuki and her brothers. Has Itsuki’s other brother caught on to Madoka’s secret?
Madoka Yamada loves to play with dolls and looks so cute in custom made dresses. But Madoka is a boy. Afraid that he will be made fun of again for being “girly,” Madoka decides to hide that part of himself when he moves to his new town and school. He fits right in, and all his classmates like him, except for one, Itsuki Tanonaka, whose seat is right next to his. Madoka thinks that Itsuki is cool and “manly” and says so, only to be met with his classmates’ snickers. What’s the big deal?! Will Madoka be able to keep his secret for long?
Tae-soo has a plan set in place for Deputy Jang, hopefully, he doesn’t catch on to it yet…meanwhile, Yumin has some questions of her own.
When Tae-soo gets caught up in a potentially deadly car chase, Ken has to be his backup…but with what car, exactly?
Just when Tae-soo thinks he’s finally caught Ban-Phuong’s gang in his trap, the tables turn on him…is there any chance for this to play in his favor?
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!
#1 Ice Cream –
Shiho and Akari have an ice cream date today, but Shiho notices something off…
＃2 Apples –
Akari invites Shiho over to make simple toaster apple pies, but is it okay for such a sleepy Shiho to be on watch duty?
#3 Roses –
One of Akari’s customers that she meets through fieldwork gets her thinking about how her future with Shiho could end.
When they’re on their sugar-sweet dates, Akari’s always dressed to the nines in the cutest, trendiest fashion… meanwhile, her dear Shiho always looks like she just rolled out of bed. Despite their differences, both of them are alike in exactly one thing – they want their girl friend to be the happiest woman in the world!
CHAPTER 13 CAT BOOK SPECIALIST NYANKO-DO (EXTRA) –
The Neko Neko Publishing duo return to Nyanko-do for their newest gimmick – a foster cat adoption fair. Will any of these kittens find their new forever home?
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 5 DESTINED GIRL(5) –
Aya’s still down in the dumps after being ghosted by Sakura, but she’s not the only person she’s chasing after – who is the Cat Party?
CHAPTER 6 DESTINED GIRL(6) –
In hindsight, Sakura asking Aya to meet her at an abandoned warehouse was pretty suspicious. Who’s waiting for Aya there?
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?
It’s Personnel! by Yuni *NEW*
CASE 1 A WOMAN WHO EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS –
Ace saleswoman Komori gets the surprise of her life when she’s moved into the Personnel Department!
CASE 2 A WOMAN WHO MEETS EXPECTATIONS –
Yamanobe just wishes Komori would stop asking her about what happened last night, but she can’t run from the music any longer…
Ms. Komori is the ace of the Sales and Marketing Department, and she damned well knows it. With a smile that can convince anyone to do anything, she always goes well over her monthly quota – so imagine how surprised she is after finding out she’s getting transferred over to the dull, uptight Personnel Department! But little does she know that she may have more in common with her new coworker Ms. Yamanobe than she originally thought…
THE GREAT KING’S BWAHA’S GREAT ATTACK!! –
The Great King Bwaha has gotten ahold of the Professor of Literature Stick. Without it Taru and Honmaru can’t go back to their world – can they, and the hero Doverg, defeat him?
DEFEAT THE GREAT KING BWAHA!:
The real Great King Bwaha finally graces our heroes with his presence! Can Honmaru retrieve their only way back home – and can Taruruto fly out of the King’s nasty stomach?
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-NINTH STORY –
How did Sanjo and Niigata first start the Demon Corps? Meanwhile, Gotou struggles with Ichimura always standing out too much!
FORTIETH STORY –
Ichimura tells Gotou how he and Sanjo first met. Meanwhile, Sanjo and Niigata catch up with the mastermind with the fire-powered unusual beast…
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 5 Consuming Chestnuts on Long Autumn Nights (1) –
Mikko thinks it’s the worst timing when Dr. Shirayuri’s friend Anju Ibara walks in on them while her bare feet are in a foot bath!
CHAPTER 6 Consuming Chestnuts on Long Autumn Nights (2) –
Why is Miss Anju freaking out about Dr. Shirayuri attempting to peel chestnuts? Is there anything Mikko can help them with in this situation?
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 57 –
As she realizes what her surroundings look like, Audrey suddenly comes to remember memories she had long suppressed. What happens next?
CHAPTER 58 –
Kanouya’s Shinonome just brought a stray little kitten home, but for some reason, she just won’t let her get any closer. Is there anyone who can lure this cat out of its hiding place?
CHAPTER 59 –
After meeting Ryousuke, Shinonome finally has something to look forward to. But will a love between a high-class courtesan and an ordinary cook ever end well?
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?
What a Date…(1) –
It’s been a week since Ayumi confessed to Haruka. How is their wholesome first date going so far?
What a Date…(2) –
Haruka always dreamt about spending a normal day out like a normal girl, can she get through this date when her insecurities get the better of her?
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 12 –
In the stillness of the night, a strange woman approaches a drunk man, warning him about a man-eating demon…and then, Kuro jumps out of the shadows!
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…
CHAPTER 1 –
It’s been six months since “Karasuma” started being a human. Why does he work part-time jobs? For meals like Nakamuraken’s, of course!
CHAPTER 2 –
When his landlady’s granddaughter kicks him out, our crow man feels like a dad kicked out of his own house. And what do down on their luck dads do? Go to an izakaya, of course!
CHAPTER 3 –
Karasu’s new coworker seems like a usual stuck-up city boy, but he quickly learns that they’re similar in so many ways – and not just cuz they both can’t handle their liquor!
CHAPTER 4 –
Hato brings Karasu some special cheesecake as thanks for keeping his secret. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship?
Legend says there lives a crow who could speak… but the legend never mentioned how much this crow loves to eat human food?! Karasuma “Karasu” descends to the world of humans and is driven by his longing to eat good food – he even picks up a part-time job to pay for his food cravings. Karasuma, in his human form, visits restaurants, cafes, and eateries all around Kyoto and falls in love over and over with all the different meals and dishes he encounters. Follow Karasuma as he introduces and devours all the fine cuisines that Kyoto has to offer.
FIFTY-SIXTH MOVEMENT –
This is the first rehearsal with the voice parts in the room. How are Kajiwara and Mika going to turn out this time? Meanwhile, Mitsuki has a question for Hibiki…
FIFTY-SEVENTH MOVEMENT –
It’s time for their first concert together but where are Akio and Hibiki right now? Will the concert go through without a hitch?
FIFTY-EIGHTH MOVEMENT –
In the last movement of their concert, Akio finally realizes why Hibiki went all this way to hold their concert. Who is she telling goodbye to?
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 5 –
All of a sudden, the stray cat Tora has disappeared from his usual spot. How is Shiina going to break this to Kamiya?
CHAPTER 6 –
Shiina knows she has to apologize to Kamiya. But how can she even begin to do that when she can’t find her anywhere?
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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