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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: January 2021 Week 1

Happy New Year from Manga Planet! Here’s our list of chapter updates on Manga Planet for Week 1, January 2021. We hope you’ll enjoy staying in and catching up with these new releases over the New Year break!

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Tsumanuda Fight Town by Michirou Ueyama

FIGHT 19: Beautiful! –
After successfully passing his pro level exams, Mitsuru gets stuck in bed with a fever. But that’s not the headache he should get worried about – not when his parents just found out about Tsumanuda!

FIGHT 20: Please Allow Me to Explain! –
Mitsuru gets the surprise of his life when he finds out his pro exam is against celebrated former baseball player Kiyoharu Kawashima.

Story Summary:
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.


No Matter Where You Are, I Love You by sajimakatana *NEW*

Mitsuki tells her friends about how her trip to Antarctica went…and how much she had to sacrifice to get there!

sajimakatana-sensei tells us about the research that went into the important plot points of No Matter Where You Are, I Love You.

New nurse Meiko Izumi isn’t quite used to being in Tokyo yet, but with a bit of guidance and a little bit of coincidence, maybe she will soon.

Story Summary:
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?!


The Legend of the Strongest, Kurosawa! by Nobuyuki Fukumoto

Kurosawa runs into the night hoping his coworkers don’t follow him, but what happens when one of them does?

Kurosawa’s coworkers get the surprise of their lives when he calls a meeting to inform them of one thing – he’s declaring war upon his tormentors, and they’re invited to watch!

His coworkers may think it’s a bad idea, but Kurosawa has his own reasons for wanting to go into battle, okay. Will his impassioned speech convince them – or the people around them?

Story Summary:
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?


First Love Story: Shino x Asuka Story by favary Inc., Kosame Tamaoki and Hibiki Aoto

Shino finally tells Asuka about what has been bugging her recently. In response, Asuka tells her something she never expected to hear…

Story Summary:
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?


LOVELY! -My Adorable Mamecchi by Kumako Nambu and Hiromi Takashima

CHAPTER 9: Everybody’s a Jerk –
Hikaru rushes to Mamecchi’s side, suddenly thinking it might be a good idea to confess today…but why does that Ayamaro have to be here right now!?

CHAPTER 10: The Melancholy of Being Seventeen –
Mamecchi has her own worries, too, like every other teenager. Hikaru should’ve known this from the start, but somehow it makes her sad…

Story Summary:
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?


Strawberry Canyon by Hiromi Sakuta *NEW*

EX Try Strawberry –
Miyo goes hiking with the Mountaineering Club, but just how far can one hiker, two ghost members, and a distracted club advisor go?

Aida may have just tried out bouldering on a whim, but here she is demolishing her competition – including Miyo herself!

Try8 LEAD –
The first time Miyo met Tetsu, he was swiping fruit from the farm.

Story Summary:
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?


A Restaurant of Bliss by Yasuhiro Nakanishi *NEW*

Chapter Oyster –
A father rushes into Restaurant Dollhouse, begging Yuko to save his son. Kousuke wants to take charge, but is he doing this for the right reasons?

Chapter Fried Rice Omelette –
A girl from Kousuke’s past comes to visit, and what happens next leads to him completely rethinking his relationship with Yuko.

Chapter Vegetables –
Kousuke wants to know what it is that makes Yuko’s cooking so different from his. When he tries replicating his father’s cooking, will he finally find out?

Story Summary:
Restaurant Dollhouse is a quaint little hideaway that prides itself on making its customers happy, no matter how big their problems may be. That’s how young widow Yuko runs her business, but if her stepson Kousuke had his way, he’ll turn this humble canteen into the pinnacle of authentic French haute cuisine his father would have dreamed of!


Gambling Emperor Legend Zero by Nobuyuki Fukumoto

Zaizen may not personally like Zero, but he’s enjoying watching him try this out. Meanwhile, Zero gives out an impromptu math lesson…

Zero and the other teams may have calculated the angles of the triangular room, but is that enough to win this game?

Story Summary:
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?


Yuri Will Not Blossom at Work! by Mai Yanagawa and Ruri Hazuki

CHAPTER 9 A Puzzling Love Hotel (1) –
Rikka’s confusion over what happened over the weekend only gets worse when she has a spectacularly stressful morning meeting…with Yuri at its helm.

CHAPTER 10 A Puzzling Love Hotel (2) –
Shiori and Ruiko try to wrangle out of Rikka what exactly happened between her and Yuri. Meanwhile, Yuri has something very important she wants to tell Rikka…

Story Summary:
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?…


SoreMachi: And Yet the Town Moves by Masakazu Ishiguro

Gran decides to close up shop for the day to take Tattsun and Hotori to the beach. What kind of summer memories can they make today?

Takeru wonders how to ask Ebi-chan’s parents if he could date her. Meanwhile, Ebi-chan called him here for another purpose…

Josephine wakes up to realize that someone just took her collection. Meanwhile, the police and a neighbor are looking for a three-year-old girl…

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?


Madoka’s Secret by Deme Kingyobachi

It’s almost time for Madoka and Itsuki’s class’ play to start, but when they encounter a few bumps in their road, can they maneuver around them together?

Madoka and Itsuki meet up with their families after their play successfully comes to an end.

Story Summary:
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?


Peacock King by Makoto Ogino

Kujaku outfits himself in armor to wage war against Kumara, who may or may not be the real Peacock King. What is the fate of the one born under the Oubansei?

Why is Yashaou having Kujaku’s scarred body looked after? Meanwhile, Onimaru presses on in the memory of what had been lost.

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?


Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji by Nobuyuki Fukumoto

Kaiji catches the leader of the other group, Kitami, and forces him into a death match with everything on the line!

Ando and Furuhata want no part of what seems to be Kaiji’s last-ditch plan to win back some stars.

Kitami watches as Kaiji tries to reason with his teammates. Surely such a half-hearted plan like this won’t win against him, right…?

It’s finally time for Kaiji and Kitami’s death match with three stars on the line between them. Who will win, and who will lose…

Story Summary:
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.


Sun-Ken Rock by Boichi

Level.94 –
Ken sends a personal message to Kim Ban-phuong, and tells Team Sun-Ken Rock how they’ll move going forward.

Level.95 –
The battle between Kim Ban-phuong’s team and Ken’s team has just begun. Who is this strong man waiting for them at the entrance?

Level.96 –
The Sun-Ken Rock group goes into Ban-phuong’s hideout for round 2. Do they know what the White Dragon Clan has in store for them?

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!


Two Guns Under the Sheet by Nanaoku Hoshii and Taki Kitao

The morning after their sweet escape, Sakura tells Aya more about herself and her status in the organization she belongs to.

Aya listens to Sakura talk about the information she’d long wanted to know about the Cat Party…but they really should take a breather. Where will they go?

Story Summary:
All Aya ever wanted was a one-night stand who 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?


Night and Day by Yu Akegata

#7 Pictures –
Shiho always said that the best subject for her photography is someone who won’t even notice she’s there. Did her outlook change since meeting Akari?

#8 Fireworks –
Shiho and Akari go to a mountain lodge for their summer getaway. Are the fireworks the only sparks they’ll be seeing there?

#9 Tokyo –
Sometimes, when Akari thinks back to her hometown, she thinks she really still isn’t used to Tokyo. But surely it’s not that bad…especially when she has Shiho.

Story Summary:
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!


It’s Personnel! by Yuni

Yamanobe tells Komori about a nifty little thing called “The Pygmalion Effect”. Could this be something Komori can use to her advantage, too?

Now that Yamanobe has thrown her into the spotlight, Komori has to figure out how to get along with her senior’s passionate rival, Natsu Kujo!

Story Summary:
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…


Magical☆Taruruto by Tatsuya Egawa

Honmaru has to warn the girls (mainly Iyona) that Harako and the other guys want to peep at them in the bath. They might not believe in Honmaru, but they will believe Marue!

Over his summer vacation, Honmaru has spent too much time playing and not much time doing his summer homework! Can his magical housemates help him get through this time?

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?


Yurizen! Salon -Shirayuri’s Comforting Food Therapy- by Kumako Nambu and Miso Higashikawa

CHAPTER 9 The Nourishing Flavor Which Summons Love and Beauty Again (1) –
Long before Mikko ever entered the picture, Anju knew everything there was about her best friend Amane – up to and including her first heartbreak.

CHAPTER 10 The Nourishing Flavor Which Summons Love and Beauty Again (2) –
Yumiko tells the good doctor about what happened to her dear Miyako. Is there really an evil spirit behind this?

Story Summary:
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!


Raise the Demon by Keito Yoshikawa

Rei goes back to his hometown, but it looks like even here he can’t escape the unusual beasts – what is a Tobikura, and why is it everywhere?

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.


Sasayaki no Kiss -Read my lips.- by Kumako Nambu and Akiko Morishima 

Did We Just Kiss? (1) –
Ayumi takes Haruka around town to do a little bit of shopping. Will Haruka finally muster the courage to show her ears?

Did We Just Kiss? (2) –
Just as Ayumi and Haruka were supposed to have their very first kiss, Haruka sees her classmate Tsukiko looking right at them!

Story Summary:
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?

Enoshima Waikiki Cafe by Haruko Okai

Shinonome and her talking cat Katabami may have lived a long, fruitful life together, but even that must come to an end…

Katabami has finally traced down the last descendant of Tokizou Aonuma’s lineage – a down-on-his-luck chef named Shousuke Katase.

It’s been a month since Katabami has tried and failed to curse Aonuma’s last descendant. Why does it seem like she just can’t dole out punishment on him?

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?


Kuro’s Cat Rental by Ranma Kusumi

Episode 14 –
Tsuki has an idea on how they can save their friend Sota’s life. His twin sister Kuro is more than willing to go through with it – but should she really trust him?

Story Summary:
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…


The Crow Loves Kyoto’s Cuisine by uota minami

Granny lets Karasu try something he hasn’t had before – a dish with aburakasu, fried beef entrails! What does it taste like?

Karasu always wonders why humans love eggs so much, so he decided to get some omelette rice…but will that be enough?

Karasu has never had a summer vacation, so he thinks it might not hurt to try – what awaits him on his Ohara day trip?

Karasu and Hato have just gotten marked by the so-called “Inari Print”! What could the foxes of Fushimi Shrine have against them this time!?

Story Summary:
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.


Pianissimo of the Lips -Angels After School- by Kumako Nambu and Yuu Keijima

CHAPTER 9 Between the Pleats of the Skirt (1) –
A lot of things have changed since Shiina started dating Kamiya, but is she still chasing after the shadow of her past?

CHAPTER 10 Between the Pleats of the Skirt (2) –
Shiina wonders if it’s ok for her to keep dating Kamiya like this, when they don’t even know much about each other.

Story Summary:
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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