Here’s our list of manga chapter updates on Manga Planet for Week 5, January 2021. We’re back with 3 new titles from SOZO Comics this week!
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FIGHT 27: The Best Strategy –
Delon uses a judo move on Mitsuru. Mitsuru can deflect the pain all he wants, but is it enough to get him a win?
FIGHT 28: Legend of the Overlord –
Lammy trains together with the young girls of Tsumanuda’s Peacekeeping Force, who let her know about the Overlord of legend – what happens when the Overlord herself wants to meet her?
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 16 ROUGH DAYS AND AN AUNT –
Two months since “Shogun Snake” ended, it feels like nothing has been going right for Meiko. Between the pressures of her work and family, sometimes she just really wants to take a break…!
CHAPTER 17 SURPRISE! TWINKLING OSAKA! –
Shiki brings Meiko to Osaka with tickets to Joy-Tell’s regional performance in her hands and a mission on her mind – to make Meiko smile again!
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 31 : STEP UP –
Kurosawa can see exactly where he needs to step in close to Nakane if he wants to hit him! But will his hand run away from him again?
CHAPTER 32 : SCRAMBLE –
Nakane comes to life with a renewed vigor – he’s going to kill Kurosawa this time around! Does Kurosawa stand a chance when he’s angry?
CHAPTER 33 : CRITICAL MASS –
In a few minutes, it will be decided whether Kurosawa will win or lose. How will his metal pipe fare against Nakane’s bat?
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 17: Enter The Kids! –
While Hikaru’s pretty classmates get hit on by a countless string of guys, Mamecchi gets herself caught up in an argument with a pair of self-professed chefs…
CHAPTER 18: The Sizzling Penalty Game –
As payback for Mamecchi and Hikaru’s shared temper, they have to help the kids man the fried noodle stand. Can they even get anyone to try out their wares…?
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?
Try17 ICHIGEKI –
Fresh from the shock of hearing Sugiyama talk about her in the classroom, Miyo decides to put her all in the new problems in the gym. How will she fare with Nanao this time?
Try18 RISING STAR –
It’s time for Miyo to make her mark at the B-Rock competition, but can she really focus on the problems in front of her when she’s got Sugiyama on the brain?
Try19 ONIDAS CUP –
Miyo and Keita are moving on to the Onidas Cup, where a prize of ten thousand dollars awaits them – but can these childhood friends and rivals work together to score their win?
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 21 NEXT DIRECTION –
After successfully eliminating Goto’s fake Yuki, Zero turns around to the next direction – where he finds himself faced with Yamaguchi, his old classmate!
CHAPTER 22 ZERO AND YAMAGUCHI –
Just as Yamaguchi finally thinks he’s gotten Zero dancing in the palm of his hand, Zero asks him something about his shoes…
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 1 –
In Sparta, a newborn baby, considered unfit for life as a warrior, is marked to be thrown away and abandoned. In the forest far away from the city, this same baby does a miraculous thing…
When a farmer living on Sparta’s outskirts finds and raises a child abandoned by Spartans, he has no idea that this strange baby would grow up to become one of the fiercest warriors The Pillar of Heracles has ever taught. People say that only the most talented Spartan soldiers, called the “Demigod Spartans,” have the gods’ blessings – could Pausanias be one of them?
CHAPTER 17 A Perilous Event!? (1) –
Why do Yuri and Yukiya keep talking to Rikka during the matchmaking event when they’re supposed to be the ones getting together here?
CHAPTER 18 A Perilous Event!? (2) –
Over drinks, Yukiya has a confession for Rikka. Is this something that Yuri should probably know?
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 41: REPUDIATION –
Kaiji exposes the three reasons that Funai’s devious plot was plain as day in his eyes, one excruciating reason at a time.
CHAPTER 42: HEXED –
Kaiji may have made the remaining players turn their backs on Funai, but is it enough to get him and his team out of certain defeat?
CHAPTER 43: DETERMINATION –
Six minutes to the end of the limited janken, Kaiji has to come up with a way to somehow get rid of all their stockpiled cards!
CHAPTER 44: FAIR PLAY –
Kaiji may have said his team was willing to give up its advantage, but how can he get the players around them to believe him?
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 9 –
Wakaba watches as Takumi runs off with Mio, hand-in-hand. Will seeing Takumi’s girlfriend in the flesh finally make Mio give up on her crush?
Step 10 –
Just when it seems like things are finally looking up for Wakaba, she gets a very bad surprise at work…if only she can unwind with a cake at Sasaoka…!
BONUS CHAPTER –
It’s a rare day when Wakaba doesn’t bring lunch to work. Could Takumi have anything to do with it…?
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?
Ban-phuong wonders why Ken isn’t coming to rescue Yumin. He needs to figure out who she really is – but he better think fast, because the White Dragon Clan is tired of waiting!
Ken and Ban-phuong finally face each other at last, but before either of them throws the first punch, Ban-phuong has a question – how can Ken feel “relieved” right now?
Ken shows Ban-phuong a taste of his real strength, but would even this be enough to take him down? Meanwhile, Yumin sets herself free…
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!
Murasaki Shikibu hopes her employee doesn’t talk to other girls – are her reasons work-related?
One of the most popular manga tropes is that of the tsundere – a cold, moody, often hot-headed character who uses their wild anger to cover up the soft, affectionate emotions they have bottled up deep inside. Could you imagine the hilarity that would erupt if most of history’s famous women were tsundere…and your modern-day boss?
CHAPTER 17 INDELIBLE SCARS (5) –
Sakura’s tiny notebook says that Cat Party has a trading plan with Miyazaki Construction – one of the largest companies in Japan!
CHAPTER 18 INDELIBLE SCARS (6) –
Sakura tells Aya about the one person she cannot defeat, someone called Ginki, the Silver Ogre. Can all their preparation even stand a chance against the threat of him?
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?
#18 SHIHO –
Akari sees Shiho talking to another woman. She immediately assumes the worst, but should she really be jealous right now?
#19 HALLOWEEN –
Shiho and Akari wonder what people do on Halloween. Could some cat ears and pumpkins be enough to get them into a festive mood?
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!
EXTERNAL LAYABOUT –
Some days, Egwin just wishes he can roll around in the grass forever…but could he?
Egwin goes to the doctor with a problem, but he probably should’ve seen this diagnosis coming from a mile away.
VEG HEAD –
Just as Egwin is about to do some casual whaling in his mobile game, he hears someone scream…!
Forty-something penguin Egwin would just want nothing more but to laze around at home and do nothing, but unfortunately, life always gets in the way! What are he and his animal friends up to again today?
CHAPTER 17 “This is Yuri, right?” Exclaims the Bookstore Clerk Coming Down with a Cold (1) –
Bookstore Sae is down with a really bad case of the sniffles, so it’s just her luck that a beautiful doctor comes along promising to heal her!
CHAPTER 18 “This is Yuri, right?” Exclaims the Bookstore Clerk Coming Down with a Cold (2) –
Dr. Shirayuri shares her diagnosis of Sae’s condition as she scarfs down some surprisingly delicious kudzu starch gruel…and some memories of her past.
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!
A CAT NAMED MI –
Could Haguchi’s little secret be the missing cat Mari had thought was dead? Yachiyo decides to investigate, but before she could get any further…
As springtime nears its end, Yachiyo and Haguchi try to squeeze out every last bit of fun they can before summer rages upon them!
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?
Yukawa wakes up only to remember she slept over at Mizuki’s place. She’s gone shopping and cooking with other people before, but why does spending time with Mizuki feel so different?
After spending a night out drinking with her old high school friends, Mizuki realizes how different Yukawa is from everyone she’d thought she’d loved before.
Waking up with Yukawa by her side, will Mizuki finally understand what she wants their relationship to be?
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 10, CHAPTER 1 –
Tomorrow’s the band Crystal’s last show on their long, long tour, but just as Marin is about to turn in for the night, a strange man tries to grab her…!
VOLUME 11, CHAPTER 1 –
Shadow tries to get Marin to snap out of her shock and get ready for the concert, but when he looks at her, he sees two different people…
Nobody may know how the beautiful, mysterious Marin washed up on the shores of Happy Island. Still, everybody knows it’s her dance that sets previously-unknown band Crystal right into the spotlight. But just as things seem to go swimmingly for the band, Marin gets caught up in a series of events that may or may not have something to do with her origins, and the fate of their world as they know it!
CHAPTER 17 A SECRET BETWEEN TWO GIRLS (1) –
Since Ayumi’s busy with exams, she says Haruka and she shouldn’t hang out or message each other until they’re done. But Tsukiko decides a small peek couldn’t hurt…
CHAPTER 18 A SECRET BETWEEN TWO GIRLS (2) –
Ayumi shows Haruka the signs she’d learned while they’ve been apart. What can Haruka say when Ayumi tells her she missed 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?
CHAPTER 75 –
Audrey had left some very nice birthday presents for Yori across the years, but since he doesn’t know who they’re from, he hasn’t ever used them!
CHAPTER 76 –
Audrey just wants a quick springtime snack, but ends up entangled with a carp banner acting like a displeased mother-in-law!
CHAPTER 77 –
Apparently the English Stilton cheese gives bizarre dreams to anyone who eats it. When Yori closes his eyes, Audrey begins to speak…
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 7 –
Out of the blue, Ichiko is reunited with a man from Ichiko’s – no, Ryuichi’s – past: Okazaki, an ex-coworker…and ex-boyfriend.
CHAPTER 8 –
Madame Fujiko’s surprisingly sincere advice touches Ichiko’s heart in a way it’s almost forgotten to feel, but how does that end up in Hotei trying to console Ichiko?
Osamu and Ichiko have two very different ways of understanding very vague speech. Meanwhile, where do all of Madame Nanami’s great clothes come from?
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!
CHAPTER 25: PLEASE LET THE SUMMER HEAT PAY FOR THE MINAZUKI –
June 30th is Minazuki day, and Granny just bought some minazuki home to celebrate. Kasumi doesn’t like them all that much, but Karasu…
CHAPTER 26: LOOK AT THE GYOZA AND REMEMBER –
While in Toji, Hato stumbles upon a gyoza shop. When he sees just how big a portion he’d ended up ordering, he can’t help but think that it would’ve been nice to go here with Karasu…
CHAPTER 27: I’LL DO THE NEXT THING AFTER EATING CURRY –
At Senjo-ji temple, the two crows of legend left behind their two most prized possessions. One of them is Karasu, who just realized payday is still so far away.
CHAPTER 28: THE CANDY NEXT DOOR IS DELICIOUS-
The second crow of Senjo-ji temple wonders why his brother wants to be like a human so much. What do they have that he doesn’t?
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 17 Scent of the Submerged Flower (1) –
How does Rina’s aunt Sachi think about her new lover Kamiya? Can she measure up to the memory of Rina’s ex…?
CHAPTER 18 Scent of the Submerged Flower (2) –
While Kamiya’s mom and little sisters are away for the week, she gets to spend all her time with Rina. Suddenly, Rina invites her to take a bath together…
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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