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…

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…

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…

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,…

Kajika (manga)

Kajika (カジカ) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1998, with the twelve chapters collected into a single tankōbon volume by Shueisha. Although it has not been licensed for an English-language release, Kajika has been translated and published in several European territories. Plot Kajika is the story of the title protagonist and his quest to return…

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…

Undercover Cops (manga/game)

Undercover Cops (アンダーカバーコップス, Andākabākoppusu) is an arcade-style beat ’em up video game developed and published by Irem, originally for the arcades in 1992. It is Irem’s first attempt in the modern beat ’em up genre that was founded by Kung-Fu Master. Players control “city sweepers”, a police agent-like group who fight crime by taking down thugs in New York City in the year 2043. Gameplay…

Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō (manga/anime)

Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢セイントセイヤ セインティア翔, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya Seintia Shō), also known simply as Saintia Shō, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Chimaki Kuori. It is a spin-off of the manga series Saint Seiya by Masami Kurumada. Saintia Shō started its serialization in Akita Shoten‘s Champion Red magazine on August 19, 2013, concluding after 86 chapters on July 19, 2021, with sixteen tankōbon released. A 10-episode original net animation produced…

Last Inning (manga)

Last Inning (ラストイニング, Rasutoiningu) is a baseball manga written by Ryu Kamio, supervised by Kiyosi Kato and illustrated by Yu Nakahara. Plot Saitama High School went to the first round of the Koshien 36 years ago. However, after that they did not manage to win any. Keisuke Hatogaya one of the members of the team 23 years after going to the Koshien punched the Umpire for making…

Kajiba no Baka IQ (manga)

Kajiba no Baka IQ (火事場のバカIQ, “The Fierceness of an Idiot’s IQ“) is a Japanese anthology manga series written and illustrated by Shunji Enomoto. It was serialized in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Monthly Ikki from January 2013 to September 2014, when the magazine ceased its publication, and continued its publication directly in tankōbon format. Shogakukan released three volumes. Publication Written and illustrated by Shunji Enomoto, Kajiba no Baka IQ was serialized in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Monthly Ikki from January…