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,…

Jōkyō Seikatsuroku Ichijō (manga)

Jōkyō Seikatsuroku Ichijō (上京生活録イチジョウ, “Ichijō: Life in Tokyo”) is a Japanese manga series written by Tensei Hagiwara and illustrated by Tomoki Miyoshi and Yoshiaki Seto. It is a spin-off of the main series Kaiji by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. It was serialized in Kodansha‘s seinen manga magazine Morning from January 2021 to January 2023, with its chapters collected in six tankōbon volumes. Publication Jōkyō Seikatsuroku Ichijō, written by Tensei Hagiwara and illustrated by Tomoki…

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…

Bakuman (novel/manga/anime/game)

Bakuman (バクマン。, stylized as BAKUMAN。) is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the same creative team responsible for Death Note. It was serialized in Shueisha‘s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2008 to April 2012, with its 176 chapters collected into 20 tankōbon volumes. The story follows talented artist Moritaka Mashiro and aspiring writer Akito Takagi, two ninth grade boys who wish to become manga artists, with…

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…

Magic User’s Club (novel/manga/anime)

Magic User’s Club (魔法使いTai!, Mahō Tsukai Tai!) is a magical girl/boy anime created by Triangle Staff and Junichi Sato. It was first released as a six-part OVA in 1996 and then a 13-episode TV series in 1999, which was broadcast by WOWOW, and then by the anime television network Animax across its respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, South Asia and other regions. Produced by Bandai Visual, the series is directed by Sato,…

Jōkyō Monogatari (manga/live action)

Jōkyō Monogatari (上京ものがたり, “Going to Tokyo Story”) is a Japanese autobiographical manga written and illustrated by Rieko Saibara. It was serialized in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 2003 to 2004, with its chapters collected in a single tankōbon volume. A live-action film adaptation premiered in 2013. In 2005, the manga, along with Mainichi Kaasan, won the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize‘s Short story Award. Cast Kii Kitano as Natsumi Takahara Fumino Kimura…

A Tale of the Secret Saint (novel/manga)

A Tale of the Secret Saint (転生した大聖女は、聖女であることをひた隠す, Tensei Shita Daiseijo wa, Seijo de Aru Koto o Hitakakusu) is a Japanese light novel series written by Touya and illustrated by chibi. It initially began serialization on the user-generated novel publishing site Shōsetsuka ni Narō in January 2019. It was later acquired by Earth Star Entertainment who began publishing under their Earth Star Entertainment light novel…

Saint Seiya: Next Dimension (manga)

Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – Myth of Hades (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢セイントセイヤ NEXT DIMENSION 冥王神話, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya Nekusuto Dimenshon Meiō Shinwa) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. It is the canonical sequel to the manga series Saint Seiya by Kurumada, while also serving as a prequel to the events presented in it. The main plot is set in the 18th century during the previous “Holy War” between…

Last Hope (novel/manga/anime/TV series)

Last Hope, also named Unit Pandora (Chinese: 重神机潘多拉; Japanese: 重神機パンドーラ), is a Japanese-Chinese anime television series produced and animated by Satelight. It is created and directed by Shōji Kawamori alongside Hidekazu Sato and written by Toshizo Nemoto. It premiered online in Netflix in Japan on March 29, 2018 with a local televised broadcast on Tokyo MX and other stations including MBS TV on April 4, 2018. A worldwide release through Netflix went…

Kaiketsu Zorori (novel/manga/anime/film)

Kaiketsu Zorori (Japanese: かいけつゾロリ, “Incredible Zorori”) is a Japanese children’s book series created by Yutaka Hara and published by Poplar Publishing. The original books were also made into an OVA, animated feature-length films, anime, and comics. Synopsis See also: List of Kaiketsu Zorori characters Set in a parallel world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals (in their Earth’s version of Japan), the story follows the protagonist, a fox named…

Joker Game (novel/manga/anime/live action)

Joker Game (Japanese: ジョーカー・ゲーム, Hepburn: Jōkā Gēmu) is a Japanese novel series written by Koji Yanagi. It has inspired a live-action film, two manga adaptations and an anime television series produced by Production I.G, which aired from April to June 2016. Characters The newly recruited agents in the D-Agency, as depicted in the anime adaptation. From left to right: Odagiri, Fukumoto, Hatano, Kaminaga, Miyoshi, Amari, Tazaki…