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Manga Planet Chapter Updates: May 2020 Week 1

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Hoshi Demitasse by Yusu Matsumoto

Issue #119 –
After construction of a new amusement park wraps up, one of its workers slips into their other job.

Issue #120 (Last chapter) –
Lil’ Poro and Sissy show us the comic book artist in their natural habitat.

Hoshi Demitasse Summary:
This collection of Twitter-famous self-contained yonkoma (four-panel manga) is available in English for the first time! Always ridiculous, always irreverent, and sometimes flat out raunchy, each punchline reminds us that hey, life isn’t that bad after all…until when it is. But we can still laugh at it!


Doctor Mordrid by Masaya Hokazono

Dr. Mordrid finds himself a houseguest – a man who murders in his sleep.

Doctor Mordrid Summary:
The year is 1897, the era of the Wild West. Doctor Mordrid may be the scientific community’s outcast, but his unique skills as an archaeologist specializing in occult cases are second to none and begrudgingly recognized by most. With his trusty animal sidekick Kim and more than a few (mechanized) tricks up his sleeve, Doctor Mordrid sets forth to investigate incredible happenings on the American Frontier.


Inugami Kai by Masaya Hokazono

Chapter 49: Good and Evil –
Mika finds her way back to Fumiki and 23, but she’s not the only one who’s found them.

Chapter 50: Ambition –
Akiko blames 23 for her wounds, but will Mika and Fumiki believe her?

Inugami Kai 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.


Toward the Terra by Keiko Takemiya

Chapter 25 (Final chapter) –
Keith is left with one final choice: either follow Grandmother. or take Jomy’s advice to heart.

Toward the Terra Summary:
A few days before Atalaxian Jomy Marcus Shin’s Awakening Day, he has a strange dream of a young blue-haired man. This young man is Soldier Blue, the leader of a group of psionic humans called Mu. The Mu have been fighting for generations for the right to survive against the humans who want them all killed, and have been dreaming to go back to the old homeland – Terra – the old Earth. Little does Jomy know that his awakening is the Mu’s last chance – can he unlock his own powers and lead the Mu back to Terra?


Chilling Messages by Masaya Hokazono

Haunted Tours, Cont. – Touring Phony Haunted Places in Kagoshima Part 2
Haunted Tours, Cont. – I’m Scared! “The Black Book”

Hokazono-sensei’s heard so many scary stories, but none ever come close to those from the Sable Man.

Chilling Messages 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!


Stories of Andromeda Galaxy by Keiko Takemiya

Chapter 14 –
It’s the final battle for survival, but Jimusa and Afulu are in the throes of a bigger battle: love.

Stories of Andromeda Galaxy Summary:
In one corner of the Andromeda Nebula lies the planet Astria, where the peace of its Cosmoralia Empire has been shattered by autonomous machines which can take over people’s consciousness. On opposing sides of the coin are successor to the throne Prince Jimsa, now part of the resistance, and Affle, his long lost twin sister. As fate brings them together, it also draws them closer to their climactic fight alongside the female cyborg warrior Il.


Ragna Chronicles by Masaya Hokazono

Ragna War History –
When Nathaniel and Seiichiro get rescued by a mysterious girl, they decide to return the favor.

Ragna Chronicles 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!


GAIRA – Confidential Records of Mythical Beasts by Syufo Itahashi

Many yearn for the fearsome power Rikyu holds, but she’s not handing anything over without a fight!

GAIRA – Confidential Records of Mythical Beasts Summary:
In an alternate 2019, against the backdrop of Kyoto, the Culture Capital, Mobile Warrior Monks, JSDF Special Forces Group members and mad scientists alike are all in search of the mysterious Gaira Factor, sealed away in an underground temple. Only the Gaira Six Poets, a group of genetically enhanced humans led by “pipe walker” Zenkyo, can have a chance of standing in their way. A futuristic cult classic predating the cyberpunk boom in Japan!


MAOMAO! by bomi

Chapter 7 & 8 –
Anko’s editor seems like a tough cookie who can stomach gory horror, but what is her weakness?

MAOMAO! Summary:
A demon lord has been summoned to the mortal realm, and she plans to make this strange realm bend to her will! But how is that possible when her powers are weakened and she’s stuck in this tiny body? It seems like she’ll have to stay over at this Yamada guy’s place in the meantime – wait, Yamada doesn’t want her to? Psh, as if he had a choice!


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