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…

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…

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…

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…

Last Karte (manga)

Last Karte: Hōjūi Gakusha Tōma Kenshō no Kioku (Japanese: ラストカルテ―法獣医学者 当麻健匠の記憶―, Hepburn: Rasuto Karute Hōjūi Gakusha Tōma Kenshō no Kioku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wakabi Asayama. It was serialized in Shogakukan‘s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from January 2022 to April 2024. Publication Written and illustrated by Wakabi Asayama, Last Karte: Hōjūi Gakusha Tōma Kenshō no Kioku’ was serialized in Shogakukan‘s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from January 19,…

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….

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…

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…