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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: July 2020 Week 1

New month, new chapter releases – here’s our list of manga updates on Manga Planet for Week 1, July 2020!

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Chie Shinkyu’s Nekobitashi: The Daily Life of Chie and Her Cats by Chie Shinkyu 

Chapter 9 MOVING –
Sen and Chie move into their new office. As Sen gets used to his new environment and to messing with their visitors, Chie gets a surprising amount of peace…but how long will this last for?

Chapter 10 MISBEHAVING –
Chie tries to get some work done, but all Sen wants to do is play, play, play! Sen’s been growing up steadily, but it doesn’t seem like he’ll settle down any time soon!

Story Summary:
After mourning the loss of her beloved feline companion Suu, manga artist and cat mom Chie Shinkyu decides to turn over a new leaf and find herself a new baby to love! Following a tip from her brother-in-law, Chie picks up the stray she calls “Sen” and takes him home with her. Surely nothing’s going to go wrong… right?

 

Melon Cream Soda by Aya Kadoi 

VOL.12 BEST BUDS ★ CHRISTMAS –
Yuka goes Christmas shopping with her friends, both new and old. Are Rexy and Nekota trying to set Yuka and Sota up, or…?

VOL.13 UNHAPPY VALENTINE –
It’s Valentine’s Day and Yuka has homemade chocolates for her friends. All her friends – including Sota? But whose homemade chocolate is Sota holding right now?

VOL.14 STRAWBERRY MEMORIES –
Rexy’s down with the flu, and Yuka can’t come over – or she’ll catch it too! But is it really alright to leave Rexy home alone like this? If only someone could come over…but who?

Story Summary:
There are three sisters in the Mikumagawa family: calm, relaxed college student Manaka, the quite rough-spoken (?) high-schooler Rinka, and the youngest Yuuka, a smart young girl who can recite the succession of shoguns in the bath. With a family like this, every day is a little adventure!

 

Missile Bird by Shizusa Io and Ryusen Kumata

Chapter 3 –
As Sho watches Ayumu practice from afar, he notices something: a weakness that could be his greatest strength. Is it enough to finally get him in the club?

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!

 

Spirit Circle by Satoshi Mizukami

CIRCLE 13 FLORS 4 –
Flors lives his whole life renowned for his work on the Sphinx, but his regrets for said work make him miserable for life.

CIRCLE 14 PAST SHOCK –
One bad side effect of looking into past lives is that, if you spend too much time on them, your past may bleed into your present…which is something Fuuta should probably have known about before he did it!

Story Summary:
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!

 

Baby Zoccha by Yumi Ikefuji

Screen 9 –
Milly tries to get some time to herself for a change of pace, but she can’t help worrying about her kittens. Meanwhile, the kittens have to face their new mission: how do they let Fumi know they’re hungry?

Screen 10 –
Fumi introduces the kittens to something new: a thing that shows them…another cat…that looks exactly like them? Where is this cat coming from, and why can’t Fumi stop laughing?

Story Summary:
Before a cat becomes a cat, it’s a kitten. From the moment Milly gives birth to her first litter, both she and her children have much to learn about the wide world they live in. Follow Milly and her fluffy, clumsy kittens as they grow through laughter and tears! A spin-off story to the popular series “Zoccha no Nichijou.”

 

Harmony from the Ears by Wadapen 

beyerdynamic .2 –
Beyerdynamic is a reliable German company whose simple, sturdy designs are a favorite of professional musicians around the world. But just because it’s good for work, doesn’t mean it’s good for everyone else!

Story Summary:
Lured by a shady note into an empty music room, Nene opens the door to find… a pair of headphones? But not just any pair of headphones, a luxurious pair of headphones that had helped popular musicians the world over create beautiful music! Listening to her favorite song through them awakens Nene’s love for headphones, but one more question – who brought her here?

 

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior by Ruri Miyahara

Volume 2, Chapter 8 –
It’s Usa’s first day at his part-time job, and between his unique coworkers and the equally unique customers, he can’t seem to find a break!

Volume 2, Chapter 9 –
When a familiar name (and unfamiliar face) pops up at Usa’s part-time job with her troublesome friends, Usa should say something…but he doesn’t. Is there someone who can get him out of this?

Volume 3, Chapter 1 –
After one look at Mayumi’s “assets”, Usa’s friend Tagami can’t help wanting to get with her. But Mayumi has a lot of emotional baggage that can’t just be unpacked by some teenager!

Story Summary:
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!

 

Chilling Messages by Masaya Hokazono

Proliferation – Ghost Notes #3 –
A glossary of terms mentioned in the last few chapters, from Yamanashi and Ishikawa hotspots to the otherworldly interests of the honorable Junichi Yaoi.

New Eerie Mysteries – From Out of Nowhere! A Horror Family –
Hokazono-sensei needs to drum up promotions for his new gory horror manga, and finds an unlikely source of support – his son’s girlfriend, a budding video director!

Story Summary:
A collection of four-panel comics where Masaya Hokazono talks about the toils and travails of being a horror manga artist. In this light-hearted romp through his day job, he tackles things such as reader-submitted ghost stories, the terrors of social media disapproval, hospital experiences, real fake psychics, and what may be the scariest things of all – his fellows in the horror manga industry!

 

Nuku-Nuku Final -I Love My Cat- by Naomi Akimoto 

PART 9 –
Yamada brings out the kotatsu for the winter, and Shima seems more excited for it than he is! What kind of drinking buddy is Shima anyway?

PART 10 –
Shima and Yamada have one never-ending battle: who gets to sleep on Yamada’s pillow? Will someone ever win, or will the verdict forever be a draw?

Story Summary:
A warm and fluffy slice-of-life comedy depicting Yamada and his beloved pet cat Shima’s preciously ordinary daily lives.

 

SoreMachi: And Yet the Town Moves by Masakazu Ishiguro

CHAPTER 19 SUMMER OF JOSEPHINE –
Hotori goes to her friendly neighborhood antique shop dealer to find the perfect gift for Tatsun. But it seems like she should’ve prepared for one more present…?

CHAPTER 20 PANDORA’S BOX –
The school festival is coming up, and Hotori wants them to do something fun! Kon decides to take her and Tatsun into her band project, but…is she going to regret it?

CHAPTER 21 LABYRINTH ORCHESTRA –
The Arashiyama family consists of two parents, three children (who all take after their mother), and a dog named Josephine. (Is Josephine a dog, or actually a tanuki…?)

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?

VIENNA CONNECTION by Rie Takase 

Pity or Bullet –
Urs prepares to shoot a promo video for Mr. Springer’s sauna “The Shangri-la”, but nothing seems to go his way! Would this have something to do with a murder that happened just close by…?

Story Summary:
Newbie director Urs Kaufmann is busy working on the script to a C-class porno requested by the Mafia, alongside his co-author Dieter Brenner. All seems well until one day, the Mafia boss they’ve been working for summons Urs to let him know that Dieter ran off with the film budget – a whopping 30,000 euros! Urs rushes off to find where Dieter went, but the Mafia has other plans, sending off their seasoned hitman, Leo!

 

Inugami Kai by Masaya Hokazono

CHAPTER 65 –
Mika sees a world where nothing bad ever happened, where she and Fumiki are just normal kids going to school. Has everything really just been a dream this entire time?

CHAPTER 66 –
It seems that the Tokoyo-no-kuni dream world has lulled everyone into a false sense of peace, but how long will it last? Can the real Fumiki ever take his place back?

Summary:
A story of a dog and a boy but not in the ways one may think. The only things the dog Inugami knows about himself and his past are his abilities to heal quickly, grow blades from his back, and that someone somewhere once told him to watch over humanity. Being surrounded by humans who yearn to capture his powers for their own ulterior motives makes him question what use there is in protecting such a terrible species…until he stumbles upon the young man Fumiki in an abandoned building and becomes his friend.

 

My First Cat by Shihoko Shimura 

CHAPTER 9 WRITING –
Eiko started keeping a diary about what she’s been learning about cats. But does everything she sees in the books line up perfectly with what she sees Nakka do?

CHAPTER 10 GRAB –
Eiko’s apartment move may have been strategic, but now she can’t go home to Nakka during lunch break anymore. Can getting new cat toys soften the blow?

Story Summary:
Office worker Eiko has been doing just fine – she works an ordinary job, lives an ordinary life, but a chance encounter threw her all the way out of her comfort zone and led to her adopting a cat. Will she ever get used to having strong feelings and making her own decisions for the first time in her life? A story of a typical woman and a typical cat who find a new home in each other.

 

Please Help Me Maohsama by Futago Minaduki 

HELP 9 –
After being chased out of the kingdom, the hero and sage wonder where they’ll go next. Meanwhile, Mau takes a nap.

HELP 10 –
The father of the boundary church lets Mau, the hero, and the sage take shelter for a while. But their peace is not for long, when something explodes in the demon castle!

Story Summary:
Once upon a time, a fearsome demon king died at the hands of brave heroes, returning peace throughout the world. While the demon king themselves had passed away, traces of their power remain on the outskirts of the city. One of the heroes who slew the demon king continues on his quest to protect humanity, but what happens when a demon child gets attached to him?

 

Sun-Ken Rock by Boichi

Level.19 –
Ken finally gets to live out his dream – he gets to have lunch with Yumin! But when he tries to get her purse back from thieves, it all goes haywire from there…

Level. 20 –
Being a gang leader is just like any other job with meetings and daily routines. But sorry Ken, it seems like peacetime just isn’t for you…

Level. 21 –
Ken and the others have fought their way to the head of the Garugi Group. In the end, who will reign over Yeongdeungpo?

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!

 

Butterfly Storage by Icori Ando 

File:07 SECRET INVESTIGATION –
After his attempt at infiltrating the servers, Ono’s in a serious bind and Tanaka’s not holding anything back! The only way out of this is for him to confess his truth…

File:08 REASON –
Tanaka tells Ono about his and Arai’s shared painful past, and assigns him to a very important guard detail. Kanda’s with him – but is this a good thing?

Story Summary:
When a person dies, their soul turns into a butterfly and flies away. Holding the thoughts and consciousness of the deceased, this butterfly can last for 49 days before fading away completely. In this world, the Death Bureau, a national agency that collects and freezes dead souls’ butterflies, lets the family of the deceased interact with the data in their relative’s butterfly through a 3D hologram. Their duty also includes making sure butterflies don’t end up in the wrong hands – without killing or getting killed!

 

Ragna Chronicles by Masaya Hokazono

King Zalma’s Journey –
After hearing a dream-teller tell the story of Lomud, the hero of Prome, King Zalma can’t help but want to see the wide world beyond him. Will he ever find the sights he sees only in his dreams?

Story Summary:
On the planet Raguna, there is a music festival. With Leader at its helm, the musical group “Karriot” is brought to life by Gaia’s organ, Freya’s guitar, Seiichiro’s mandolin, and Nathaniel’s pipe…but his pipe isn’t just any ordinary pipe! The legend says of the Clausel pipe that “If you play the pipe on the night of Pavana, the moon shall be alight as the stars dance in delight.” But what does this mean, exactly…? In Masaya Hokazono’s sci-fi fantasy done in the style of legends, these mushroom man friends encounter falling stars, destroyed moons, and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth itself!

 

Ryo Ikuemi’s There is a Limit to Cuteness by Ryo Ikuemi

#9 CAT’S TRUE NATURE –
There’s a cat in need crying her heart out next door and the Ikuemis can’t help but take her in. With her cute demeanor and big round eyes, how well can she get along with the rest of the family?

#10 INFECTED CAT –
Newcomer Kyuri seems to have a little thing going on with Chobi, but that means that she’s always got a bone to pick with Chaco! How will a sudden illness affect this odd triangle?

Story Summary:
Not all cats are the same, but they’re all lovable and cute in their own ways. In this autobiographical series, Ikuemi-sensei takes us through the Ikuemi family’s long history of cat parenting, starting all the way back from their cat “king,” the majestic Kiyo.

 

Seikimatsu Blue by Shintaro Hirota 

INSECTOID SUMMER PART1 –
Kanako has a boyfriend, but for reasons unknown, he hasn’t been human for quite a while now. How much longer can she keep up a relationship with a bug?

Story Summary:
“In July 1999, we triggered the end of the world.” Kousaka is a normal high school girl living a normal life in junior high. But one day, she comes across her bullied classmate Tohmine being followed – not by one of the other kids, but an oddly shaped monster called the “Great King”! Despite thinking she really shouldn’t get involved with this, Kousaka can’t turn her back on Tohmine and decides to help. But this brings forth a chain of events that might terrorize their future… This volume also includes the story “Insectoid Summer,” where high school girl Kanako stays with her lover despite him taking on the body of an insect.

 

Cat Melting Pot by Sakura Iwamichi 

Chapter 9 –
When Kunyan is happy, the room is at peace. But when anyone takes her comfy spot, she’s super pissed, and she’ll let you know it!

Chapter 10 –
The Iwamichi house has a family curse, but it only affects the cats – can anyone escape their fate?

Story Summary:
The Iwamichi house has a large, rambunctious family – mother and daughter, ten cats, and one dog. Can this little family keep up with the mess that is sure to follow these many pets with their distinct personalities?

 

Ikokui!! Taste the World with Kazari & Eri by minimaru

Dish 5 Scrumptious Swedish –
Today’s all about Swedish cuisine, but all Eri can think of is an embarrassing childhood promise!

Story Summary:
High school student Kazari Narimiya works part-time for teen magazine Chloe, where she’s introduced to Elena “Eri” Tsukishima, a returnee from overseas, who will be her partner for a new project. What’s their mission? To try out local foods from around the globe! Together with Eri, who seems way too casual about this, can Kazari get over her doubts and fulfill her dream, one “exotic” restaurant at a time?

 

The Many Flavors of Kumika by Akihiro Ononaka

Chapter 10 A chat that pops –
Alia wants to hang out with Kumika on their day off, and Kumika’s over the moon with excitement! What will they even do outside work?

Chapter 11 That man is Santa Claus –
Kumika doesn’t know who Santa is. This should have been an opportunity to tell her the truth, but instead, the office decides to go along with it – good luck, Chihiro!

Chapter 12 End of year loneliness –
With everyone going back home for the new year, Kumika’s left to her own devices. Until Mimura gives her an idea – why doesn’t she spend time with Chihiro?

Story Summary:
In a world where aliens live harmoniously with humans, there exists a kind of alien that doesn’t need to “eat” the way humans do. Hailing from the impoverished planet of Chlorodium #2, where food is a luxury, these aliens live by inhaling microorganisms from the air. Kumika, an uptight, earnest office worker, is one such alien from Chlorodium #2. When a sudden cold leads to her being unable to “feed” herself her usual way, her coworker Chihiro comes to her rescue with a nice warm pot of udon noodles! After a lifetime of never having to eat human food, will Kumika ever get used to getting “hungry”?

 

Keeping a Cat at the Age of Thirty by Rie Yamamoto 

CHAPTER 8 REASON TO MARRY –
Yamada’s cat warns her about moving too fast with Saito, but when she sees her ex posting about his new girlfriend, time is of the essence!

CHAPTER 9 WHAT COMES AFTER PATIENCE –
Yamada and Saito meet again. The chemistry might not be there, but Yamada is dedicated to making this work – how, exactly?

Story Summary:
People always say they wish their pets could speak, but do they really mean it? When a woman in her late thirties gets dumped by her boyfriend of eight years, she adopts a cat on a whim, but she definitely wasn’t expecting the cat to call her out on her life choices!

 

Ryugu Town is at the Bottom of the Sea by Meme Yoimachi

CHAPTER 4 RAIN FALLS UPON RYUGU TOWN (side B) –
Masora keeps a diary where she talks about what happened to her during the day. But what is the note under her cylinder for? What did yesterday’s Masora have to tell her?

Story Summary:
Ryugu is a small town under the sea. Aside from the fact that everything is, well, underwater, it’s just like every other small town. Classmates Masora and Sumire are like every other middle school girls, swapping love stories and hanging out in shopping malls. But for some reason, Sumire feels like this “ordinary life” is all going to come crashing down…

 

Scum of the Brave by Rocket Shoukai and Nakashima723

Chapter 6 The Defeat of The Brave –
Yashiro decides to take a hit for these kids, but the problem lies in what comes after – how can he continue defending them from this position?

Story Summary:
In an alternate 21st century, rich mafia members can turn into “Demon Kings” through increasingly popular ether-enhancement surgery, and the bounty hunters called “Braves” are the ones called upon to take them down. Yashiro only wants the simple pleasures in life – pizza, beer, and card games. When three young Braves offer him a majestic sum to be their private tutor, he agrees solely for the money – but is it worth what he’s getting himself into?

 

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