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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: July 2020 Week 5

Hello from Manga Planet! Here’s our manga updates list for the fifth and final week of July 2020. 

There’s nothing better (in our opinion) than staying inside and binge-reading manga on a hot summer’s day, so we hope you’ll join us in doing the same! 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 

Side-story THE SMART SUU –
Before Chie picked up Sen, her sister Ebi picked up Suu. How was life like with her little girl, and how did their story end?

CHAPTER 17 LOST INTEREST –
Chie has been trying to get Sen to play off his stress, but no matter what she gets he just isn’t taking the bait. What else is there for her to do?

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.24 LOVEY-DOVEY LUNCH BOX –
Yuka prepared a thank-you bento with all her might, but it’s just a gratitude gift, okay!? Will it get to its intended owner, or…?

VOL.25 GOOD LUCK, HINA! –
Melon ☆ Cream’s busy with a regional promotion, and the girls come up with an outrageous strategy for Hina to make her way into Mr. Fuku’s heart!

VOL.26 UNDER THE CHERRY TREE –
Aoi’s boyfriend wonders when the best time to propose to her is, but right now probably isn’t a good idea? Hang in there, Duckie!

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 7 –
Sho’s mind is set on leaving badminton for good, but Ayumu just can’t find it in himself to leave him alone. How can Ayumu get his feelings through to him?

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 21 CITY 2 –
As Fuuta and Ishigami continue walking through their past, they wonder what exactly happened to Jinkurou and Rihama.

CIRCLE 22 LAFALLE 1 –
Fuuta grabs Fortuna and demands some answers, but everything this other self of his has to tell him only demands more questions!

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 16 –
There’s a bad monster in the middle of the kittens’ home ground. One of them has to go, but how can they when the bad monster is just right there? Can they be brave enough to face their fears?

Screen 17 –
Being mom to four growing kittens is just too much sometimes, and Milly thinks she deserves a break! But when Fumi runs later, is there something she can do for her kittens?

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 .2 –
The AH-D7200 is a model developed by Denon to pay homage to their best work – the 7000 model, with its heavy, rich bass tones. How is Nene holding up so far?

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 4, Chapter 3 –
Let the fourth Kawai Complex Autumn Game Tournament begin! Who’s gonna win and lose in this drawn-out Jenga tournament? And how did this lead to Usa and Ritsu bonding over chess?

Volume 4, Chapter 4 –
Time passes by so quickly that Mayumi can’t even reach out and punch it. What was her high school life like?

Volume 4, Chapter 5 –
It’s time for Mayumi’s high school reunion! Between her old best friend, first (ex-)boyfriend, and all the things she hasn’t done yet, will she get through this in one piece?

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 17 –
Every day, Shima patrols around the house, making sure everything is doing fine and well within her territory. And that includes Mr. Yamada himself!

PART 18 –
Shima has been running hot and cold when it comes to Mr. Yamada. Can he figure out exactly what she wants from him?

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 31 A BOWL OF MACHINE SOBA –
Sanada is on a quest to find the “machine soba” from his childhood. Is it good or bad for him when Hotori invites herself too?

CHAPTER 32 BATTLE! FAIRY VS. REAPER –
Tattsun and Haribara have a little fun pingpong match for old times’ sake, but if it’s a match between two pingpong aces you know it’s not gonna be “just fun” for long!

CHAPTER 33 VERY WEAK CARD –
Takeru has a surprise visitor – it’s scary Ebi-chan from the student council! Why does everyone keep thinking this is a date!?

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 #4 –
Springer and Leo continue searching for the serial killer responsible for their missing girls, but what happens when the criminal decides to go for a different kind of insignificant girl?

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!

 

My First Cat by Shihoko Shimura 

CHAPTER 17 SPEAKING –
Nakka’s stitches have been removed, but fears still remain in Eiko’s mind. Egami tries to get to talk to her again, but how much longer can she put him off?

CHAPTER 18 ANGRY –
When was the first time Nakka ever got angry at Eiko? Likewise, has Eiko ever gotten angry at Nakka?

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 17 –
Mau gets lost and meets a demon necromancer, who puts her to work alongside her (literally) ghost employees.

HELP 18 –
When the Hero and the Sage finally catch up with Mau and her new employer, they decide to look more into the terrifying rumors spreading around town.

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.31 –
Team Sun-Ken Rock forms a wall of steel strong enough for Ken to slip out and make his way to where the casino’s president Lee Man-gu is. Who will be the first obstacle in his way?

Level.32 –
Ken learns a potentially lethal lesson at the hands of the first of Lee Man-gu’s strongholds. His team sends Pickaxe to come to his aid, but would he cause more harm than good?

Level.33 –
Can Pickaxe bring the man who brought Ken down to his feet? Or is he doomed to face a fate worse than Ken’s?

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:15 TWO-SIDED –
Just when the Death Brigade’s about to slip past with the Reiyuukai director’s butterfly, Ono is again haunted by a figure from his past.

File:16 GOD OF DEATH –
Rika makes a deal with Tanaka about the “secret committee”. Does this have something to do with Tanaka’s children?

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

Acqua Fragile –
One quiet night, Seiichiro and his silver lantern meet the spirits of the water. Where do they come from, and where will they go?

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

#17 SNEAKY CAT –
Kyuri is a beautiful, amiable cat who catches the hearts of the people around her, but what devious tricks lie behind that pretty face?

#18 NUMBED CAT –
Naughty Kabu is the kind of cat who never wants to stop playing, ever! But what happens when his games get him in more trouble than he thought they would?

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 3 I’m Transforming Too!? –
While Rune learns her way around the house, Kaoru has to go out for work. Who is this beautiful woman in front of Rune’s eyes and why does she claim to be her master?

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 17 –
Yonako bites people when she’s happy. Is this a cute habit or an undeniable demand?

CHAPTER 18 –
The Iwamichi family dog Moji has been having a hard time lately – between his paralysis and the cats taking his food, will he ever get a break?

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 3, CHAPTER 1-
Retra brings Turbo back to her home – Lightia – and tells him about her ultimate goal: to win a race that would let her represent Lightia and win its success back.

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 9 Hearty Hungarian –
Kazari has been awfully forgiving of Eri’s usual touchiness today, and Eri can’t help but wonder why. Meanwhile, they’re off to sample some yummy Hungarian cuisine – including an edible national treasure?

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 3, CHAPTER 1 –
As the band Crystal gets closer and closer to its final concert, Marin grows more and more suspicious of her surroundings. Who is watching and what do they want from her?

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 22 Cloudy, with a Chance of Hysteria –
Ever since Haruni asked her if she had someone she loved, Kumika can’t calm down – she’s nervous, can’t focus at work, and somehow this has something to do with Chihiro? What should she do?

Chapter 23 When the Rain Clears –
Hidaka tells Kumika a story from her coworkers’ high school days – from when Chihiro used to be called “Chihiro the Bloodspiller”.

Chapter 24 To Each His Own Taste –
Why does this office never agree on anything to eat? Kumika’s so hungry she can cry, and if none of them hurry up and decide soon she’s completely gonna lose it! Luckily, it seems like Chihiro has a plan?

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 16 YES, I KNOW, BUT… –
Yamada’s cat asks her some piercing questions about her career as an illustrator. Is this a conversation she’s ready to have right now?

CHAPTER 17 IN THE FIRST PLACE –
Dreaming about her late father always knocks the ground from underneath Yamada’s feet. Can she still carry on with spouse-hunting when she feels like this?

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

VOLUME 3, CHAPTER 1 –
The Prince of Lan Ling talks strategy with Lords Hulu Guan and Duan Shao, two of the best military leaders in the kingdom. Is there any hope of them turning this battle around?

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

CHAPTER 9 THE MERMAID PRINCESS AND THE PRINCE –
The class talks about the moral behind the story of the mermaid princess and her sea prince, but does Masora agree with them? What does Sumine think?

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 3 –
Zan follows the voice in his head all the way to Mt. Koya, where a suit of armor awaits him. Are the monsters on this mountain his friends or foes?

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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