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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: July 2020 Week 4

Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our manga update list for Week 4, July 2020. 

(As the month comes to a close, so does the epic saga of Inugami Kai – we highly recommend reading this if you want to cool down with a chilling horror story!)

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

Chapter 15 PLAYING –
Chie gets Sen some stuff for winter, but Sen wants to play with them right this moment! What kinds of stuff does Sen like when it comes to indoor play anyway?

Chapter 16 ESCAPING –
Sen’s been really fond of slipping out of the house unnoticed recently. Can the Shinkyus’ super teamwork skills stop him in his tracks? Will Non help them?

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.21 SOULMATE –
A high school student busy with reviewing for his exams thinks that he’s got another confession on his hands – but it’s just Yuka, with some important historical advice!

VOL.22 AOI AND ME –
When Sota was in third grade, his mother passed away, leaving him all alone…until his aunt Aoi came and said she’ll take him in! How many surprises can Sota’s little heart take?

VOL.23 A SNOW COVERED LOVER’S LANE –
It’s a snowy day perfect for budding romance and Rexy’s not gonna let anyone get to her precious Yuka that easily! But does Sota have other plans…?

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 6 –
Why did Sho leave badminton in the first place? Has watching Ayumu and Chihiro’s first doubles match made him feel anything about going back at all?

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 19 HOUTAROU 5 –
Houtarou and Iwana may have lost their limbs, but thanks to a priest and his ward Akari, they haven’t yet lost their lives. Will they get to have a new life together?

CIRCLE 20 CITY 1 –
After living through Houtarou’s memories, Fuuta begins seeing how his life panned out near the places he lives in. But he has one question: doesn’t his grudge with Ishigami end there?

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 14 –
One of the kittens wants to have some alone time for a change. But are they really grown up enough for some me time?

Screen 15 –
The kittens have a handy new toy, and it’s something Fumi seemed to have dropped by mistake – a tiny, green ball!

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 

DENON .1 –
Nene is trying to get in the club room, but Hibiki just got an outrageously huge walnut wood table. What does this have to do with their headphones of the day?

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 8 –
Sumiko brings along a neighbor’s homemade plum wine. The kids are supposed to be drinking juice, but somehow Ritsu gets drunk…? What does a drunk Ritsu sound like?

Volume 4, Chapter 1 –
A book event sounds like a prime time for Usa to get closer to Ritsu, but how can he get a move in when everyone’s still with them? Also, what is Hayashi here for?

Volume 4, Chapter 2 –
Somebody’s been leaving graffiti behind the Kawai Complex. Can the residents’ teamwork nab the culprit? What is this guy’s deal anyway?

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 15 –
Why does it always seem like Shima gets on Yamada’s nerves when he needs distractions the least? But maybe someday, these too will be precious memories…

PART 16 –
A cat’s main job is to be a nuisance. Yamada can’t stand it when Shima’s being like this, but when Shima’s not in his way, he can’t help but miss his nuisance!

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 28 WISECRACKING OLD MAN –
A ghost of an old man has been wandering aimlessly for around ten years, waiting for someone to pick him up and let him ascend. But until that time comes to pass, he has more than enough wisecracks to throw at everyone still living.

CHAPTER 29 ARASHIYAMA TREASURE HUNTERS –
Hotori and her little brother Takeru want to go on a treasure hunt, and they’re taking the whole gang along with them. Does their treasure map really lead to anything?

CHAPTER 30 MAID DETECTIVE DELIVERS BIG –
There’s a strange man at Maid Cafe Seaside. Hotori thinks he looks familiar, but until she remembers where she knows him from, he’s suspicious!

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 #3 –
Christa thinks Urs has developed an unhealthy attachment to Evelyn over their shared pain and should really stop. Meanwhile, yet another one of Springer’s girls has gone missing, and Leo has a terrifying lead.

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 71 A PROMISE –
With Fumiki accepting his role in the Tree of Life, and 23 wanting to be by his side, It’s time for Mika to say goodbye to her dear friends.

CHAPTER 72 THE DAY EVERYTHING RETURNS… –
Years after the Tree of Life emerged, an organization related to the UN does their research, and Mika gets to meet up with old friends.

Story 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 15 TAIL –
Eiko isn’t the most lively of people, but when it comes to cats she’s all ears. When she plays catch-up with an old classmate, how does he take this new aspect in her personality?

CHAPTER 16 LOOKING –
Nakka is quickly reaching the age where Eiko has to make the spaying conversation. Eiko knows it’s a good idea for an indoor cat to be spayed, but is she really sure?

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 15 –
The Hero, the Sage, and Mau come across a yummy basket of berries – and the demons who own them! Is it such a bad idea that Mau didn’t ask for permission before eating?

HELP 16 –
As long as the Hero is living, no other Hero will appear. But does he still count as a Hero when almost everyone knows him as the Demon Lord?

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.28 –
When someone from Imperial Hotel asks for Sun-Ken Rock’s help to bring down the Fine Group, Ken comes up with a stroke of genius – how effective is the Internet at ruining someone?

Level. 29 –
Now that the tables have turned, the Fine Group Chairman Oh Dal-Su decides to ask for the help of Yeongdeungpo. What does he want Sun-Ken Rock to do?

Level. 30 –
As their imminent face-off looms in the distance, both Imperial Hotel’s Lee Man-gu and the Sun-Ken Rock gang make their own preparations. How far will they go for the sake of power?

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:13 TRADE –
The acting director of the Reiyuukai has come to strike a deal with the Death Brigade. She’s also Kanda’s estranged wife – what’s her reason for coming all the way here, and why can’t she tell her own husband about it?

File:14 DISTURBANCE –
The Death Bureau hatches an elaborate plan to collect the butterfly of the Reiyuukai’s dying director – Kanda’s father. Will their plan go through as planned?

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

Nathaniel Heads for the Moon –
One quiet night, Nathaniel’s just trying to get back home, but everything gets derailed when a burning box crashes down from the sky!

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

#15 ACTUALLY… CAT –
Chobikko may just look like a butt of so many jokes, but don’t let his not-so-prettiness fool you – he’s definitely smarter than he might seem!

#16 STUPID CAT –
How did Chaco become touted as the particularly “stupid” cat? Ikuemi counts the ways…

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

CHAPTER 2 I Will Not Do Anything Unrelated to Work –
Rune has a very strict morning routine which consists of telling her master to wake up and jog already so she can do her work cleaning.

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 15 –
The Iwamichi cats seem particularly fixated on insects today. Is there any safer option amongst all these bugs?

CHAPTER 16 –
The living room has a sliding door, but it’s always kept closed and locked. Why, one may ask? Well, you see, some of the cats might get…ideas…

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 

VOLUME 2, CHAPTER 1-
Running aimlessly against a monster this powerful won’t do them any good – does Turbo’s courage and Retra’s speed have a chance of capturing the fearsome Jedal?

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 8 Nutritious Nepalese –
Today, our girls are having Nepalese cuisine, the SS Rare superfood that will always bring your stats back to max level! Somehow, Kazari looks back on some old memories…?

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.

VOLUME 2, CHAPTER 1 –
Marin and the band Crystal kick off their world tour in the Crystal Island, where the crystal of sorrow reigns supreme. What happens when Marin gets caught up in something she shouldn’t have seen…?

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 19 Otaku Subculture –
Alia comes over to fully indoctrinate Kumika into the world of her favorite anime…and sure, Mellow can come along, too!

Chapter 20 Light After the Rain –
Guess who’s all dolled up for an arranged marriage interview? Some clues: he’s a guy, he’s in the office, and oh. He’s wearing a wig.

Chapter 21 Palpitation Infection –
It’s a quiet day at the office, and everyone is out – everyone except Kumika, who finds herself dealing with a surprise guest.

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 14 SPOUSE CONDITIONS –
When all else fails, maybe Yamada could get out of the “any guy would do” mindset through a simple card game. Or at least it’s supposed to be simple…but is it?

CHAPTER 15 WHAT ABOUT ME…? –
Down to the final two options of her card game, Yamada has to decide what she values most in a partner. But, her cat reminds her, is that all she needs to know to have a functional relationship?

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

CHAPTER 1 –
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

DON’T LET ME SINK –
Ever since she was young, Sumine always felt like she was somehow always falling into something. But now, despite everything, she has someone she knows will always keep her afloat.

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.)

CHAPTER 2 –
How much further does Zan have to go before he could see anything close to an answer to his questions? Is there any meaning to him fighting his way through this all?

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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