Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our list of chapter updates for Week 4, January 2021. We added Haguchi-san by Qurappe to our Library this week!
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FIGHT 25: Pretty Amazing, Huh? –
Mitsuru’s team notices the rut he has gotten himself stuck into and decides he needs some help – what can Quincy and Jiro’s dad do for him?
FIGHT 26: You’d Have to Be Courageous –
It’s time for Mitsuru’s debut in the Expert League! He may have done his best practicing, but is it still enough for him to stand a chance against the pro in front of him?
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 13 RIGHT NOW IS JUST FOR ME –
After their confrontation, Yuuya returns back to their hometown without saying anything. Can Namikawa tell Meiko the words she never got to tell her own daughter?
CHAPTER 14 HIGHER! –
Meiko can finally watch her fave in his new role as a villainous character! How will she take the drastic change in his acting? Things are only going to get better from here… right?
CHAPTER 15 LOOKING FORWARD TO SHOGUN SNAKE! –
Meiko’s fave actor is taking on a completely different kind of role this time, and who cares about the naysayers – what does he think about this new challenge?
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 28 NAKANE –
Who is Nakane, and should everyone really be terrified that he’s Kurosawa’s next opponent?
CHAPTER 29 DEFENSE –
Is it really enough that all Kurosawa has been doing so far is deflect Nakane’s punches?
CHAPTER 30 COLLISION –
As Nakane’s strong defenses begin to crumble, Kurosawa decides to take a different approach.
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 8: NEXT TO YOU (Part.4) –
When Shino hears Asuka tell someone she has plans with a college student, she decides that she can’t stand by and watch any longer!
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?
CHAPTER 15: Not A Chance! –
Watching Saya and Mai, Mamecchi wonders if it’s a thing for best friends to kiss on the cheek these days. Hikaru suggests maybe she can try it out…
CHAPTER 16: Sexy, Baby! –
Saya and Mai dazzle in bright new bikinis, but Hikaru only has eyes for Mamecchi in her cute little swimsuit…! Can she get through this day alive!?
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?
Try14 SUGIYAMA & NANAO –
Miyo’s mother decides they should check out on their rival strawberry farm, and gives some good advice on the way. The next time she sees Nanao…?
Try15 MIDORI STRAWBERRY FARM –
Sugiyama cuts his hair and tries climbing himself, hoping it would let him see the world through Miyo’s eyes. But is that enough for him to truly understand her?
Try16 YOKOHAMA –
Miyo accompanies Tetsu and Yasuko to see how the problems are in Yokohama. Are Miyo’s dreams really that unrealistic in the eyes of everyone around her?
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?
CHAPTER 19 AUDIBLE VOICES –
Just when Zero thinks there is no way for him to figure out which way he should jump, he hears Yuki’s voice – but is it really Yuki’s voice?
CHAPTER 20 COUNTERFEIT –
Goto thinks he’s finally gotten Zero’s trust as “Yuki.” As he passes every test Zero throws his way, is this finally the end for Zero?
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 15 She Doesn’t Realize It (3) –
As Yuri waxes poetic about her ideal partner, Shiori throws her a hint – “the right person for you might be closer than you think”! Who could she be thinking of?
CHAPTER 16 She Doesn’t Realize It (4) –
Yuri and Rikka meet one of Rikka’s coworkers at a matchmaking event. If Yuri says she’s interested in him, then why is Rikka the one she’s taking with her…?
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?…
CHAPTER 37 AD ABSURDUM –
Funai rallies the other participants up into working with him – they should all reshuffle and re-deal their cards! Can Kaiji’s team stand a chance against this sudden change of plans?
CHAPTER 38 UP IN SMOKE –
It’s time for Kaiji’s team to face the music and join the reshuffle. What happens after everyone finds out just how many cards they have?
CHAPTER 39 SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST –
Thanks to Funai’s spanner in the works, now Kaiji and his team are in a race against time! Can they find any other opponents like this?
CHAPTER 40 EXPOSED –
Nine minutes and fifty seconds to the end of limited jan-ken-pon, Funai’s completely opened the doors on Kaiji’s strategy – but Kaiji knows what he’s planning now, too!
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.
Step 6 –
Someone Takumi knows sees him walking hand-in-hand with Wakaba. What does his childhood friend think about his older girlfriend?
Step 7 –
Wakaba may have caught on to Mio’s feelings for Takumi, but it seems like her dear boyfriend has absolutely no clue as to what’s going on!
Step 8 –
Wakaba may have caught on to Mio’s feelings for Takumi, but it seems like her dear boyfriend has absolutely no clue as to what’s going on!
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?
Do-heun may have won the fight, but why is he the one on his knees…? Could the Sun-Ken Rock group move Ban-phuong’s gang in another way?
He may be Ken’s teacher, but he’s also been living his life as the director of the Imperial Casino. Has Bae-dal still got what it takes to win?
Ken gets the surprise of his life when he sees the aftermath of Kae-lyn’s fight in the hallways…! Meanwhile, the White Dragon Clan is done with waiting around.
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 15 INDELIBLE SCARS (3) –
When Riko told Aya that she didn’t want to forget what happened that night, Aya truly felt like she had won at life. But their job has always been a dangerous one…
CHAPTER 16 INDELIBLE SCARS (4) –
Aya and Sakura wonder how their life should be from here on out. Sakura gives Aya her bravest idea yet – they should just crush the Cat Party!
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?
#15 HALF –
Autumn is full of yummy food, but Akari keeps worrying about her weight…is there something Shiho could do to help her?
#16 RAIN –
Akari helps out a lonely flower on a rainy day, and Shiho tells her it might repay her kindness in the future. How, exactly?
#17 AQUARIUM –
It’s the perfect weather for a day out, and Shiho and Akari go to the aquarium. How will they maneuver their way through such a large crowd?
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 15 Love Carefully Diffused Over Time (3) –
Now that Miss Miyako’s just had her nice, long bath, can she finally find it in herself to meet Dr. Shirayuri and the others – and try the samgyetang they made for her?
CHAPTER 16 Love Carefully Diffused Over Time (4) –
Miss Miyako’s road to healing starts with the support of those closest to her – but can Dr. Shirayuri convince kitchen-phobic Yumiko to at least make her some tea?
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!
Haguchi-san by Qurappe *NEW*
DAY 1 –
Yachiyo just ended up living with a weird blob creature named Haguchi. What does he usually do?
DAY 2 –
Yachiyo blurts out to her coworkers that she’s started living with someone – but is Haguchi really boyfriend material?
SPRING DAYS PART ONE –
Yachiyo and Haguchi go through their first spring together. What will they do about Valentine’s Day?
SPRING DAYS PART TWO –
Yachiyo and Haguchi go out to see the cherry blossoms with her coworkers. Could life get any better than this?
Yachiyo doesn’t know why exactly Haguchi ended up living with her, but he’s here now, making her tiring daily life a little bit brighter, one delicious meal at a time. Where does Haguchi come from, and is there anything his mysterious blobby self can’t do?
Just when a joint project between both their departments looks like the perfect opportunity for Mizuki to spend more time with her lover, Yukawa suddenly gets assigned to train a newbie…
Mizuki’s jealousy comes to a head during the Planning and Sales departments’ join barbecue event. Will she ever tell Yukawa what exactly has been running through her head?
Mizuki and Yukawa finally get to have dinner together for the first time in a long time. Why is Yukawa oddly nervous today?
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?
Volume 4, Chapter 3 –
Haruka and Ayumi just wanted a nice, fun day out for karaoke, but will they ever get one when Emi and Tsukiko keep bickering like this?
Volume 4, Chapter 4 –
Ayumi asks the question Haruka’s been dreading to read on her lips – can Haruka speak like Tsukiko does?
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?
CHAPTER 72 –
Audrey finally figures out where she’s been all this time – she’s in Okinawa, at the mercy of a strange author who calls her his “fountain of inspiration”!
CHAPTER 73 –
Audrey and Mr. Kiyose finally touch down at Haneda Airport, and they’re nearly on their way Enoshima! But why does Audrey suddenly not feel so good?
CHAPTER 74 –
As her condition gets worse and worse, Audrey has to make a choice – to carry on her life as Yori’s normal cat “Audrey”, or to live in the past as the immortal “Katabami”.
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 4 –
Hotei’s brain isn’t in a great place when he gets to know the bartender Osamu – Ichiko’s best friend and circumstantial bodyguard. Can he even have a chance against all his good points?
CHAPTER 5 –
What led to Madame Nanami opening Snack Bar Matadoll? To learn the answer, you have to look back to the past, when Nanami and Yaeka were “Team 78”.
CHAPTER 6 –
Snack Bar Metadoll is at a crisis – they’ve got themselves a rather difficult customer tonight! Is there anything that Ichiko and the rest of the Madames do to win her over?
Young salaryman Mutsuki Hotei gets the surprise of his life when his senior coworker Nakamura drags him to a so-called “snack bar” – especially when he gets enchanted by Snack Bar Metadoll’s own “diva,” Ichiko!
EXTRA KOKO AND KOUKO –
Koko has a few last words for her current reincarnation, Kouko. How was it to live her way through all those lifetimes?
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!
CHAPTER 21: A PICNIC AT KAMO RIVER WILL WIN HER HEART –
Shy baby Gaku’s got a crush on his cute little classmate Ai, but when her good-looking, sporty friend disses him in front of her, what could he possibly do!?
CHAPTER 22: AMAZAKE IS SWEET –
What is the one thing Karasu cannot consume – alcohol! But if he can have kasujiru (sake lees), could he possibly be capable of handling amazake? He and Hato are about to find out…
CHAPTER 23：I HAD THE CHIMAKI WAIT FOR ME –
Hato’s been fitting in with the rest of the Imai household, but has Takahiko finally caught on to them? And why does he say they both smell like butter?
CHAPTER 24: POLITE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD: WESTERN FOOD AT KIYAMACHI –
There’s a Western restaurant that reminds Takahiko of the time he spent with his father. Will he ever get to share that experience with someone else someday?
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.
CHAPTER 13 Inside Her (3) –
Shiina wants her and Kamiya to take their relationship further, but is she moving way too fast when Kamiya has only recently gotten used to her kisses?
CHAPTER 14 Inside Her (4) –
Shiina’s only remaining family member is her aunt, Sachi. How is their relationship and how will she take to Kamiya?
Rina Shiina’s life was suddenly ripped apart and, as a result, she 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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