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…

After the Rain (manga/anime/live action)

After the Rain (Japanese: 恋は雨上がりのように, Hepburn: Koi wa Ameagari no Yō ni, lit. ‘Love Is Like After the Rain‘) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mayuzuki. It was serialized in Shogakukan‘s Monthly Big Comic Spirits magazine from June 2014 to November 2015, and later in Weekly Big Comic Spirits from January 2016 to March 2018. Its chapters were compiled into 10 tankōbon volumes. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Wit…

888 (manga)

888 (Japanese: スリーエイト, Hepburn: Surii Eito), or Three Eight, is a Japanese comedy manga series written and illustrated by Noriko Kuwata. Story The newly opened Suehiro Detective Agency is composed of laid-back manager Hisago, dog-loving chief investigator Shimeki and administrator Tsukumo. With very few paying customers, the three protagonists are free to spend their time bickering with and teasing one another,…

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…

Watashi no Ecchina Rirekisho Mite Kudasai (manga)

Watashi no Ecchina Rirekisho Mite Kudasai (私のHな履歴書みてください) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruki. It was originally a one-shot published in Shueisha‘s Grand Jump Premium magazine in August 2017. It later began serialization in the same magazine in December that same year. Publication Written and illustrated by Haruki, Watashi no Ecchina Rirekisho Mita Kudasai was originally published as a one-shot in Shueisha‘s Grand Jump Premium magazine on August…

Undercurrent (manga)

Undercurrent (アンダーカレント, Andākarento) is a drama manga by manga author Tetsuya Toyoda (豊田 徹也, Toyoda Tetsuya). The manga was serialized in Japan by Kodansha in the monthly seinen magazine Afternoon from October 2004 to 2005, and the 11 chapters were collected into a single bound volume. A French translation was published by Kana in its collection Made in in 2008. The story is set in the contemporary Japan, and follows the manager of a…

Tanabata no Kuni (manga/TV drama)

Tanabata no Kuni (七夕の国, lit. ‘Tanabata Country‘) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki. It was serialized in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1996 to 1999, with its chapters collected in four tankōbon volumes. A live-action series adaptation is set to premiere in July 2024. Characters Yōji Minamimaru (南丸 洋二, Minamimaru Yōji) Portrayed by: Kanata Hosoda Sachiko Higashimaru Portrayed by: Ryōko Fujino Masami Murakami Portrayed by: Hiroshi Mikami Yoriyuki Murakami Portrayed…

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (manga/video games)

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢セイントセイヤ The Lost Canvas 冥王神話, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya Za Rosuto Kyanbasu – Meiō Shinwa), also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by Japanese author Masami Kurumada. The Lost Canvas was…

Re Cervin (manga)

Re Cervin (Japanese: レ・セルバン, Hepburn: Re Seruban) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōsuke Hamada. It has been serialized in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Weekly Big Comic Spirits since January 2022. Publication Written and illustrated by Kōsuke Hamada, Re Cervin started in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Weekly Big Comic Spirits on January 8, 2022. Shogakukan has collected its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. The first two volumes were released on April 28, 2023. As of December…

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…