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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: January 2021 Week 2

Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our list of manga chapter updates for Week 2, January 2021. We’re back with the latest chapter of Missile Bird, as well as a couple of brand new titles from Shodensha Publishing: He is 10 years Younger Than Me! and If We Leave on the Dot.

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Missile Bird by Shizusa Io and Ryusen Kumata

Chapter 8 –
With Sho and Ko joining their ranks, Nozomigaoka High School’s Badminton Club can finally work towards their first team competition.

Story Summary:
After a horrible one-sided match with a genius badminton player, Ayumu swears to quit playing the sport he loves. But what happens when he gets into the same high school as the genius who defeated him? Will he ever get his chance to shine? Nothing is impossible in a sport where smashes can go as fast as 400kph!


Tsumanuda Fight Town by Michirou Ueyama

FIGHT 21: Hit Him Head-on! –
It’s time for Mitsuru to face off against his father in the sumo ring! But does he have any chance against Kagoshima Tech’s top sumo wrestler?

FIGHT 22: It’s Not Something You’re Born With –
Mitsuru and Shin run into Yuzuka while she’s training for her school’s long-distance team race. Is there anything wrong with her technique?

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*

When the curtains fall open, Meiko drops right into the world of theater – and finds herself especially drawn by one actor in particular. But can she really enjoy this, knowing she dragged her senior along for the ride?

Meiko is struck by a pleasant surprise when she finds out Namikawa enjoyed the previous show, too. How will their first pre-sale lottery experience go?

Namikawa and Meiko bond over watching DVDs of past stage performances. Could she have a favorite actor of her own, too?

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 screams out his instinctual, manly need for a battle. But will real-life give him a chance to indulge in it?

It’s time for the day of battle – the day of fate! But why isn’t Kurosawa there when they wake up?

Kurosawa tells everyone this battle is something he can handle on his own but is this still what he thinks when he sees his opponents striding out with baseball bats?

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 still can’t wrap her head around the fact that Asuka might like her in that way. Was it all real or just a figment of her imagination?

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 11: I Only Like You –
Hikaru has to face the music and introduce the love of her life Mamecchi to her “special friend”, Saya.

CHAPTER 12: I Want to Kiss You…! And Go Even Further…
Mamecchi stays over at Hikaru’s place as she always does, reading the same silly manga she always does. But for some reason, tonight, Hikaru wants to kiss her.

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*

As Keita’s ex tells her she’s getting married, Miyo wonders why he never accepted her feelings.

Try10 NOCKY’N –
Sugiyama gets tagged along into a random birthday game he can’t keep up with, but he’ll do his best if Miyo wants him to!

Miyo and her friends get asked to do a climbing demonstration, and Tetsu just brought a girl along – can Sugiyama say something to help Miyo with her nerves?

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?


Gambling Emperor Legend Zero by Nobuyuki Fukumoto

Just as the water floods around Hiroshi, Zero comes up with an answer to their question, but why isn’t he sending it in? Could his guess still be wrong?

The participants finally get to move on from their triangular rooms, but is there someone even more talented than Zero joining this gamble?

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 11 A Puzzling Love Hotel (3) –
Yuri tells Rikka that she finally found a guy who is willing to marry her. Rikka thinks it’s sketchy, but tries not to butt in – until she sees the guy try and drag Yuri into a love hotel!

CHAPTER 12 A Puzzling Love Hotel (4) –
Rikka just missed the last train trying to save Yuri from a horrible date. But is that a good enough reason to let Yuri rent a room for them there “just for sleeping”?

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

Asai asks Sanada and Suzuki to figure out why Ebisu keeps touching just him. But it’s not just Ebisu who does this – why do girls seem to touch him a lot?

Shizuka brings her trusty assistant along with her to investigate the abandoned village of Susabi. It’s the kind of spooky thing right up Kon-senpai’s alley, so will she come with them?

Everyone scurries into action to make Granny’s birthday surprise happen! Could there be any nasty surprises hiding in this mystery pot?

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?


Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji by Nobuyuki Fukumoto

Kaiji lays Kitami’s entire strategy bare on the table between them. Could he really have guessed what card Kitami chooses for their death match?

Kitami thinks that Kaiji’s fighting spirit amounts to nothing in a real gamble, but could he be underestimating his opponent a little bit too much?

After the death match, Kaiji tells Furuhata and Ando why he didn’t let them know what he had been planning. Where do they go from here?

Kaiji decides that stockpiling on rock cards isn’t enough – they have to buy up the paper cards, too! What is he planning to do this time?

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.


He is 10 Years Younger Than Me! by Nagi Sawara *NEW*

Step 1 –
When Wakaba overhears her boyfriend say he only sees her as a mom, she runs…into who?

Step 2 –
Wakaba’s boyfriend carries on as if she didn’t ask him to break up, but she knows she can’t carry on like this. Could she find a new home just for her?

Step 3 –
Safe and sound in her new apartment, Wakaba starts settling into her new life while getting to know more about her new shoemaker friend along the way.

Story Summary:
Wakaba Amamiya thought she had her life figured out. At 30 years old, even being tall and having large feet, she thought she would soon marry her boyfriend of five years only to overhear him on the phone, saying, “she’s more like a mother than a girlfriend.” Heartbroken, Amamiya runs. She runs so much her shoe breaks. Luckily, the local shoe shopkeeper, Takumi Kobashi, comes to her (shoe’s) rescue. Saddened that Wakaba can never find cute shoes in her larger size, the young cobbler proposes to make shoes designed with her feet and size in mind. Surprised but happy, Wakaba gladly accepts to help out the young man, but what will Wakaba do when the glass slipper fits?


Sun-Ken Rock by Boichi

Level.97 –
Team Sun-Ken Rock works together as one to fight their way through Ban-phuong’s henchmen. But can Pickaxe and Benito really work together?

Level.98 –
Self-proclaimed superhero “Mister Engine” gives Ken a run for his money. How can he possibly defeat a man who cannot feel pain?

Level.99 –
Just when it seems like Pickaxe finally has the upper hand, one wrong move, and he’s completely screwed! Meanwhile, can Ken finally figure out how to deal with “Mister Engine”?

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

Aya calls Superintendent Takahashi back and has to come up with a plethora of lies to keep Sakura safe. But how long will these lies hold?

In light of recent events, Aya’s boss and colleagues have now shifted to consider her a dangerous criminal. Is there really no other choice but for her and Sakura to fight their way out of this?

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

#10 My City –
Akari gives Shiho a pair of delicate hand-made earrings. They remind her of her hometown…

#11 Shopping –
Shiho is terrified that Akari’s parents might not like her. Akari helps her choose a nice outfit…

#12 Welcome Back –
Shiho gets introduced to Akari’s mom. Exactly how much does she know about the truth of their relationship?

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

Komori has a plan in place to have Kujo agree with her. Can it work all the way to the end, when she’s got some very special tricks up her sleeve?

Komori asks Yamanobe – what does it really mean to work in the Personnel department? But that’s not the only thing she wants to learn from her…

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…


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

CHAPTER 11 The Nourishing Flavor Which Summons Love and Beauty Again (3) –
Anju wonders what her place in Amane’s life will be, now that she has Mikko. Meanwhile, Mikko finds out how Yumiko and Miyako’s romance started…

CHAPTER 12 The Nourishing Flavor Which Summons Love and Beauty Again (4) –
Dr. Shirayuri and her team finally reach Yumiko’s hometown, where they see how Miyako has been doing. What should they do next?

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!


If We Leave on the Dot by Ayu Inui *NEW*

Chapter 1 –
Yukawa and Mizuki always slip notes into each other’s coats, but as spring comes to an end…

Chapter 2 –
It’s Mizuki and Yukawa’s first time meeting up on a day off. When they stay out too late, Mizuki invites Yukawa over for the night…

Chapter 3 –
Mizuki still can’t completely come to terms with the fact that Yukawa likes her. She knows she shouldn’t give her false hope, but for some reason, Mizuki just can’t turn her down…

Story Summary:
Yukawa comes into the office and always hangs up her coat on the rack; most others just sling it over their chairs. That may be because Yukawa is proper, but maybe because she loves receiving handwritten notes from her coworker Mizuki. Until recently, Yukawa only knew Mizuki and her sweet vanilla scent from afar, but one day she was able to befriend her after a mix up with their coats.

Since then, Mizuki communicates with Yukawa and asks her to go out after work via pen, paper, and coat. They never make plans ahead of time, nor do they even know each other’s phone numbers.

As Yukawa navigates her feelings and learns more about Mizuki, will their relationship blossom into more than whatever it is right now?


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

Volume 3, Chapter 3 –
Haruka and Tsukiko go together to watch Ayumi’s prefectural swimming championship. But can Ayumi really compete with her condition?

Volume 3, Chapter 4 –
Eri was the first one who noticed something was off as soon as Ayumi jumped into the pool. Meanwhile, Haruka finally realizes how dangerous her condition really is.

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

As things get serious between Shousuke and his lover, he asks Katabami to bestow upon them her blessing. But she runs away…

It’s Katabami’s third summer since staying at Enoshima and she has been suffering from the heatwave. If only that was the biggest problem she had right now…

Shousuke and Katabami are finally reunited, but just as she’s about to give her blessing, fire emerges from her mouth instead.

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?


The Crow Loves Kyoto’s Cuisine by uota minami

A tanuki tries to repay its debt of gratitude to Takahiko. Karasu has to make it go away before anyone notices – so he helps it order some udon!

Budding artist Kasumi has been hitting a wall with her drawings recently. Could an impromptu snack run give her some inspiration?

Autumn is upon us, and Granny feels bad at not being able to go to Arashiyama to buy sakura mochi. Karasu’s here to help!

As autumn comes to a close, Karasu searches for persimmon sweets, but can only find pears…

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 11 Inside Her (1) –
Kamiya asks Shiina to pick her outfit for their first official date, but should Shiina really be making all the decisions on her own like this?

CHAPTER 12 Inside Her (2) –
Shiina blurts out something so cruel that Kamiya can’t help but burst into tears. Has she gotten over the ghosts of her past enough to treat this timid girl in front of her as her lover?

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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