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…

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,…

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…

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (manga/anime)

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Japanese: 八十亀ちゃんかんさつにっき, lit. “Yatogame-chan Observation Diary”) is a Japanese four-panel manga series written and illustrated by Masaki Andō. It was serialized in Ichijinsha‘s Monthly Comic Rex magazine from May 2016 to September 2022. An anime television series adaptation by Saetta aired from April to June 2019, with a second season airing from January to March 2020. A third season aired from January to March 2021….

Ray (manga/anime)

Ray is a science fiction manga by Akihito Yoshitomi that ran in Champion Red magazine from 2002 to 2006 and was compiled in seven volumes. An anime television series adaptation titled Ray the Animation was broadcast in Japan from April 6, 2006, through June 29, 2006. The anime series was produced by Tezuka Productions and animated by OLM. Plot The story takes place in the near future, and describes a…

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…

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…