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Old 2009-04-21, 08:28   Link #1
RBomber
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Motohiro Katou's work

Sorry if this is a repost, but nobody is going translated these, so....

Basically, he had three works that already appears in Indonesia (my country, BTW):

Rocket Man

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=28533

A jungle and war victims: these fragments constitute Yo Mizunashi's leftover memories. A doctor's son, Yo questions whether these pieces of his "past" aren't just constructs of a delusional mind. He forces himself to remember and in seeking his personal truth, alienates himself from his peers and presents school bullies with an easy target.

One day, while he is being harrassed, a mysterious man—with a gaping wound on his abdomen—appears before Yo and his tormentors. Yo hastens to help the stranger and in return, learns that his unexpected patient goes simply by the name "R" and that R trades in secrets.

QED

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=13809

Touma is an MIT-graduated-student who comes back to Japan because he wants to know how it feels to be a high school student. In the other hand, Mizuhara Kana is a strong girl who loves sports. Together, they are a partner of solving cases that happens around them.

And Touma solves all kind of cases, from serious kind like murder, into some trivial stuff like vandalism and thievery, and he done it all awesomely.

CMB

http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=8171

C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku (C.M.B.森羅博物館の事件目録) is an ongoing shōnen tantei series illustrated by Kodansha manga-ka Katou Motohiro-sensei, who also created Q.E.D. Shomei Shuryo and Rocket Man.

We all know that a lot of the booty of the golden age of explorations made it into museums. The British Museum in the C.M.B. story, which had custody of the recondite scientific curiosities and artefacts collected by explorer/adventurers and stored in a Wunderkammer, decided to study the dusty arcana in the 19th century. Three investigators dubbed the "Magi" were appointed to do the research, each given a ring embossed with the letters C.M.B.

Fast-forward to present-day Japan where Sakaki Shinra is the curator of a museum of oddities. He now has possession of the C.M.B. rings, indicating that he has been granted the status of guardian of knowledge like the Magi that preceded him.

Similar to another Katou Motohiro-sensei hero—Q.E.D.'s Touma Sou—Shinra has a mysterious past, is multi-lingual (English, Latin, and five others), possesses college-level knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and history, and is deficient in social skills. How the blond 14-year-old (who also happens to be Touma's cousin) came to hold the rings, as well as why Shinra is the curator of a bizarre museum in Tokyo (the contents of which he loves to show off) are backstory mysteries I look forward to being solved.

Another fun stuff: Be preparecd to go near internet and/or encyclopedia, since Katou-sensei seems to think that Viewers Are Geniuses. Probably that's why there's nobody translate this stuff in internet, despite the good story and settings....
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