Element Hunters (manga/anime/video game)

Element Hunters (エレメントハンター, Eremento Hantā, Korean: 엘리먼트 헌터; RR: Elimeonteu Heonteo) is a 2009 Japanese-Korean anime series that began airing in Japan and South Korea as a science-fiction adventure to generate more awareness in chemistry and other sciences. The series is set in the year 2029. A manga series began at the same time, and has continued even after the anime ended in 2010, and the manga still continues until August 2010. Bandai Namco has…

Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God (manga/anime/video game)

Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God (超獣機神ダンクーガ, Chōjū Kishin Dankūga) is a Super Robot anime television series produced by Ashi Productions, directed by Seiji Okuda and written by Keisuke Fujikawa. It ran on TBS for 38 episodes from 5 April 1985 to 27 December 1985. The TV anime was licensed by Central Park Media under their Software Sculptors label in 1995, and was released on subtitled…

Cardcaptor Sakura (manga/anime)

Cardcaptor Sakura (Japanese: カードキャプターさくら, Hepburn: Kādokyaputā Sakura), abbreviated as CCS, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp. Serialized monthly in the shōjo manga magazine Nakayoshi from the June 1996 to August 2000 issues, it was also published in 12 tankōbon volumes by Kodansha between November 1996 and July 2000. The story centers on Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who discovers magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards…

Bakumatsu Rock (video game/manga/anime)

Bakumatsu Rock (Japanese: 幕末Rock) is a Japanese video game developed and published by Marvelous AQL. It was adapted into a manga series, Bakumatsu Rock -howling soul-, that began in May 2014 and into an anime television series, Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-, that aired on July 2, 2014 to September 17, 2014. The anime was streamed on Crunchyroll. Another game, Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul, was released on September 25, 2014. Story The…

Yawara! (manga/live action/video game/anime)

Yawara! (also stylized as YAWARA!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. It was serialized in Big Comic Spirits from 1986 to 1993, with its chapters collected into 29 tankōbon volumes by publisher Shōgakukan. The story centers around Yawara Inokuma, a seemingly ordinary high school girl, but her grandfather, a living judo legend, has been secretly training her since she was a child…

Patlabor (novel/manga/anime/video games)

Mobile Police Patlabor (Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー, Hepburn: Kidō Keisatsu Patoreibā), also known as Patlabor (a portmanteau of “patrol” and “labor”), is a Japanese science fiction media franchise created by Headgear, a group consisting of manga artist Masami Yūki, director Mamoru Oshii, screenwriter Kazunori Itō, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, and character designer Akemi Takada. The popular franchise includes a manga, a TV series, two OVA series, three feature-length movies, two light novel series, and a short film compilation,…

Okama Report (manga/anime)

Okama Report (Japanese: おカマ白書, Hepburn: Okama Hakusho, lit. “Gay Report”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hideo Yamamoto. The series follows Shinya Okama, a straight college student who works at an okama bar (a cross-dressing gay bar). Okama Report was serialized in the manga magazine Weekly Young Sunday from 1989 to 1991, and was adapted into a three-part original video animation (OVA) from 1991 to 1992. Synopsis[edit] While drunk at a party, college…

Natsuiro Kiseki (manga/anime)

Natsuiro Kiseki (夏色キセキ, A Summer-Colored Miracle) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise and directed by Seiji Mizushima. The series aired on MBS between April and June 2012. A manga adaptation illustrated by Tatsuhiko was serialized in Square Enix‘s Young Gangan magazine between January 2012 and March 2013. Plot At a Shinto shrine in Shimoda, there is a large rock. It is said that if four close friends gather around the…

Magic Woman M (manga/anime/video game)

Magic Woman M, known in Japan as Magical Girl Meruru (Japanese: 魔法少女メルル, Hepburn: Mahō Shōjo Meruru), is a two episode hentai anime OVA series. It is based on a manga by Nekoshita Pong that was serialized in Monthly Fantazine. It was originally licensed by Central Park Media, who released the OVA on DVD under their Anime 18 label. It is currently licensed by Critical Mass. Story A newly trained young sorceress named Meruru…

Hana-Doll (manga/anime)

Hana-Doll* (華Doll*) is a Japanese 2.5D mixed-media project created by Movic, which consists of various drama CDs, music, and stage plays. A manga series with art by Ikuhiro Nao titled Hana-Doll*: Flowering: Boys were still in a dream was serialized in Kodansha‘s shōnen manga magazine Shōnen Magazine Edge from November 2020 to October 2021 and was collected in a single tankōbon volume. An anime television series by A-Real titled Hana-Doll*: Reinterpretation of Flowering has been announced….

Gamera Rebirth (manga/anime)

Gamera Rebirth (stylized as GAMERA -Rebirth-) is a Japanese original net animation (ONA) series directed and co-written by Hiroyuki Seshita. Produced by Kadokawa Corporation and animated by ENGI, it is a reboot of the Gamera franchise following Gamera the Brave (2006), and the first animated entry in the franchise. The series was released worldwide on Netflix on September 7, 2023. Synopsis During summer 1989, three elementary students witness Gamera in battle as monsters…

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (novel/manga/anime)

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (妖怪アパートの幽雅な日常, Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō) is a Japanese light novel series by Hinowa Kōzuki. Kōzuki first released the light novel in 2003, and concluded it in 2009 within 10 volumes (and a later side-story collection in 2013). An anime television series adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation aired from July to December 2017. Plot High school freshman Yūshi Inaba is…