Monday, 5 September 2016

Weekly Shonen Magazine New Series - Part 1

Hoshino、Me o Tsubutte
Kobayakawa is an unsocial student who lives an extraordinarily ordinary life. His only talent is painting portraits, which he often does to relieve pent-up anger. One day, he meets a pretty and popular girl named Hoshino who has a secret that nobody knows except for her and her childhood friend. That is, until he stumbles upon it too by chance. Her friend had been putting make-up on her every day. Now it's his turn to keep this secret and help maintain her social life!
- Baka-update

Author Kouhei Nagashii and artist Ishigana started this romance comedy (slice of life) series in issue 19.
The plot may seem weak, but the meaning and message it tries to get across to the readers is important. 'You are who you are, appearances does not change that'.

The first chapter can be read here

Vector Ball
After a series of bizarre incidents in his school, student Kometaki Okaka decided to investigate the cause of it. What he discovers will turn his world upside down.
- Baka-update

Vector Ball began in issue 22/23 by Makoto Raiku. Raiku is most well known for his previous work, Konjiki no Gash!!
Reading the first couple of pages of this new series you would imagine Vector Ball being a slice of life/psychological manga with some elements of comedy. However the plot takes a strange twist with monsters and strange powers appearing.
This series is indeed typical of Raiku, but is this type of series still popular even today?

 The first chapter can be read here
 
Dr.Prisoner
This medical thriller series began in issue 27 by author Ishikawa Komatsu and artist Atsuo Ueda.
During an attempted jail break which resulted in many guards being injured. A certain in-mate sentence for murder aids the prison guards with medical treatment and later escapes during the chaos. This Dr.Prisoner, heals people with extraordinary cases all while on the run from the law.

The first chapter can be read here

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