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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

I Want to Be Naughty (manga)

The I Want to Be Naughty (Japanese: ワルイコトシタイ, Hepburn: Warui Koto Shitai) series is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated Mei Sakuraga. It is serialized in the monthly yaoi manga magazine Hanaoto and the quarterly magazine Boys Kyapi! since 2006. Plot Towa Aikawa is a high school delinquent who opposes the student council. He develops a friendship with Mikado Shirahane, but unbeknownst to him, Mikado has two secrets: the first…

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….

Faster than a Kiss (manga)

Faster than a Kiss (キスよりも早く, Kisu yori mo Hayaku) is a shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Meca Tanaka. The series has been serialized in Hakusensha‘s monthly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa since March 2007. The series concluded in October 2012 with twelve volumes published. Plot Fumino and her 4-year-old brother Teppei have lived with relatives since their parents died in a car accident….

Danchigai (manga/anime)

Danchigai (だんちがい, lit. “Big Difference”) is a Japanese four-panel comedy manga series by Kazusa Yoneda. It was serialized in Ichijinsha‘s seinen manga magazine Manga 4-Koma Palette from June 2011 to September 2021. The series received an anime adaptation, which aired from July to September 2015. Plot The story revolves around Haruki Nakano and his four sisters: Mutsuki, Yayoi, Uzuki, and Satsuki. While they may seem monotonous aside from the…

Captive Hearts (manga)

Captive Hearts (Japanese: とらわれの身の上, Hepburn: Toraware no Mi-no-Ue) is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Matsuri Hino. The series centers on the relationship between university student Megumi Kuroishi and heiress Suzuka Kogami and the curse that has bonded their respective families together for the past 100 generations. The series was originally serialized in Japan between 1999-2002 and published in the form…

After School Nightmare (manga)

After School Nightmare (Japanese: 放課後保健室, Hepburn: Hōkago Hokenshitsu, lit. “After School Infirmary“) is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Setona Mizushiro. It was serialized from 2004 to 2007 in the manga magazine Princess and collected in ten tankōbon volumes. It was licensed in North America by Go! Comi, with all volumes adapted by Mallory Reaves and edited by Brynne Chandler. The story is about Mashiro Ichijo, an intersex high-school student who is forced by…