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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: July 2020 Week 3

Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our list of chapter updates for Week 3, July 2020. 

This week, we welcomed 5 new titles to our library – including historical adventure manga Prince of Lan Ling, car-racing manga Enchanted Racer, Marin drawn by the Himekawa Art Production and ZAN, a manga piece whose original art is the great Yoshitaka Amano!  Make sure to keep up with updates from Manga Planet by following our Twitter account


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

Has something changed about Sen ever since he got neutered? He’s still playing as hard as he ever can and messing with Chie’s concentration, but…has anything actually changed?

Chapter 14 CHASING –
Sen comes up with idea after idea to get closer to Non, but Non comes up with idea after idea to evade his advances…! Will they ever reach a compromise?

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 

Yuka is out fitting swimsuits with Rexy, but Rexy can’t let Yuka see what’s happening outside the fitting room – Sota’s got some woman hanging off his arm!

Manaka gets separated from her sisters and bumps into Sota at the festival. But if only he was the only guy she didn’t wanna see around here!

Manaka confides in her friend Yumi for advice. Yumi tells Manaka she shouldn’t fall in love so easily, but…yeah, good luck with that.

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 5 –
Chihiro gives Ayumu a pep talk to get his head back in the game. If they can’t overpower their opponents…can they outsmart them instead?

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

A strange man barges into Houtarou’s house and challenges him to a duel to the death. Who sent him here, and can they still find a use for him?

As Kajirou’s hubris brings forth the beginning of the end of the Furan, Houtarou and Jinkurou scheme to sneak Rihama out to safety.

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

Baby Back Stage –
Ikefuji-sensei takes us back to the conception of Baby Zoccha – wait, no, not the literal one!

Chapter 14 –
Which of the kittens does Milly think is the cutest? They can just ask Milly herself, but…how will their siblings react?

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 .4 –
Hibiki and Nene learn more about the T1 second generation’s Tesla driver, and how the Japanese housing situation influenced a very German brand.

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 3, Chapter 5 –
One of Sayaka’s oldest friends makes her appearance at the Kawai Complex. How much of “Nabu-chan”‘s dark past can the housemates ease out of her?

Volume 3, Chapter 6 –
Ritsu quickly becomes friends with Maemura over books. Usa’s glad she’s making friends now, but is he really fine with being apart from her?

Volume 3, Chapter 7 –
Usa really wants to save Ritsu from the mixer she’s been dragged into, but what if she does want to be there? What if he’ll just get in her way?

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!


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

PART 13 –
Shima does some pretty stupid things. Is it truly an innocent mistake or is she doing some of it on purpose? Meanwhile, how does Yamada know when he’s really at his limit?

PART 12 –
Ah, spring, the season of love. Yamada and Shima want no part of it, perfectly content in each other’s company – but there was once a time when Yamada feared his precious cat daughter would get taken away.

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

They say that if you pour milk in coffee, the initials of the person you like rise to the surface. This should be something fun for the teachers to chat about, but why does it feel like an omen instead?

After getting spurned by her childhood friend, tiny Hotori goes on a little adventure with the nice Kamendou lady. This is the birth of the young girl detective…

While Gran is away, Hotori will play! What will happen when people eat her kinda mysterious, definitely scary “maid bowl”? And how far will Sanada go to appease her?

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?



Pity or Bullet #2 –
How are those left behind supposed to deal with their grief? As a wise man once said, there are only two things that those still living can do for their dead – a funeral, and revenge.

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

Fumiki and Kiryu are in the midst of their never-ending battle, but the key to the real world doesn’t lie with them. What choice will Mika make?

Some are free from the Tree of Life, but not all of them – can Mika bear living in a world without Fumiki? And should they really be staying here?

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 

Eiko isn’t on her own anymore – she has Nakka now. How are the finances doing when you move from a one-person apartment to a one-person, one-cat apartment?

Being a cat owner made Eiko more aware of the cat owners around her. Will she ever muster up the courage to talk to any of them?

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 13 –
The Hero fears what might happen if everyone truly believes he is the Demon Lord. He steps out to try to fix this, but Mau won’t let him leave without her!

HELP 14 –
The Hero and his friends bump into some gobloons – and they’re after their lunches! How will they get out of this pickle? Mau has an idea…

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.25 –
Tae-su introduces Ken to one of his father’s old associates, Chairman Oh of the Fine Group. But he’s not too keen on working with someone like Ken…

Level. 26 –
Six months in the future, someone comes to Ken and his gang with one request: take over “that” casino. What casino is this, and how did we get here?

Level. 27 –
When Tae-su was younger, his father said that Chairman Oh and his son would “definitely cause trouble”. Will the present prove his words true?

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:11 HEAVEN –
The Death Brigade rushes Arai to the hospital. Meanwhile, in a different hospital, Senri has a visitor…?

Arai is ready to return to her job as soon as she can, but what do her kids think about this? Ono, of all people, seems like he has an idea…

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

The Rules of Rain Ⅱ –
Nathaniel gets hit head-first by a flying machine piloted by a young girl named Megumi – they’re childhood friends, but why doesn’t she remember?

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

Ikuemi’s assistant Ms. C used to come over to her house so they can work together. What does she think about the Ikuemis’ cats?

#14 CAT LINEUP+1 –
Mame may not have a place in the Ikuemis’ house, but she has a place in their hearts. How does an outside cat manage being around house cats?

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.


Sweepa! Daily Life Improvement Edition by ZECO *NEW*

The manga Kaoru writes are always otherworldly pretty, but her real-life room can’t be any further from that! Enter her mother’s gift – a vacuum cleaner…in the shape of a girl?

Story Summary:
Kaoru Yumeno is a very popular writer who draws exquisite, delicate romances starring beautiful maid protagonists. But in real life, Kaoru couldn’t be any further from the truth – she’s absolutely incapable of cleaning up! One day, she thinks she’s getting her new robotic vacuum cleaner, but instead she gets… a cute robotic vacuum cleaner… girl?


Cat Melting Pot by Sakura Iwamichi 

Chapter 13 –
None of Iwamichi’s cats are using the nice big cat cage she got them, and that makes her sad. But that doesn’t stop her from buying another neat thing…

Chapter 14 –
Yona’s collar is missing! Where could she have lost it? Could a scuffle with Koma point Iwamichi in the right direction?

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?


Enchanted Racer by Akira Itou, Lightia Racing and Jun Ikeda *NEW*

A new adventure unwittingly starts when young coinmaker Turbo crosses paths with the racer Retra.

Story Summary:
In a planet called Deadheat, where it is mostly devoid of water, monsters embodying the planet’s energy called Enemonsters roam around. Hunters called Coinmakers pursue those Enemonsters by defeating them and turning them into coins. In a twist of fate, Coinmaker Turbo meets the racer Retra when he visits his grandfather’s grave. Thus begins their journey in collecting strong monster coins dubbed as The Ultimate Seven.


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

Dish 7 Glamorous Greek –
Oh no, looks like Kazari’s gained some weight. Is this really bad enough that she’ll leave all the taste-testing to Eri?

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?


Marin by SANYO and Himekawa Art Pro. *NEW*

Marin washes up from the sea. Nobody knows how or why she got here, but someone that cute can’t be that bad, right?

Story Summary:
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!


The Many Flavors of Kumika by Akihiro Ononaka

Chapter 16 That Cute Little Girl is an Odd One –
Epi has come over to visit, and Kumika just knows they’re going to have a warm, relaxing time together! …that is, of course, until she sees Epi’s sweet ride.

Chapter 17 The (not) Seven Wonders of Kumika –
It’s hay fever season, and pollen keeps getting everywhere – especially in the office! Good thing Kumika’s well-equipped for these kinds of things – but is that the only special ability her species has?

Chapter 18 A Rather Close Encounter –
Kumika is on her way out to meet a client when she bumps into a very weird…very sleepy girl. Who is she and what is Kumika supposed to do about her?

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 

Our wise cat gives Yamada some kudos for breaking things off with Saito. She says she’s done with love…but for how long?

Yamada is back in the dating game but…none of these players look like keepers. Her friend says she should narrow down her criteria…but where can she start?

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!


Prince of Lan Ling by Yoshiki Tanaka and Takeru Kirishima *NEW*

There is a man wearing the face of a demon whose mere presence can turn the tides of a fierce battle. This is the story of the Prince of Lan Ling.

Story Summary:
A fierce warrior who charges into battle against foes who outnumber his forces, a forthright leader as dangerous as the demon on his mask – that is the Prince of Lan Ling. Under the command of his uncle, the Emperor, he must strive to win battles and bring honor to the Kingdom of Qi. But too much honor and his royal relatives will vanquish him as menacingly as he does their enemies!


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

As dawn breaks on another new day, Masora really should leave, but she won’t let the surface-dweller leave without getting her answer: what is the color of the sky?

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…


ZAN by Yoshitaka Amano, Mark A.Z. Dippe and GORIO21(Taishi N.) *NEW*

A wandering samurai named Yoshitsugu has no memory of his past, but is this man’s past really worth remembering?

Story Summary:
Yoshitsugu is a samurai wandering during the Boshin War period with no memory of who he is. One day, a spirit goddess appears in front of him and points him down a journey to regain his memories. As he slowly regains his memories, it turns out that his true identity is Zan, one of the Twelve generals of the Army of Light scattered throughout different times and different worlds. Now on a mission to find his fellow generals, will he be able to fulfill his duty? What exactly is he fighting for?


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