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…

Versus (2022 manga)

Versus (Japanese: バーサス, Hepburn: Bāsasu) is a Japanese manga series written by One, illustrated by Kyōtarō Azuma [ja], and composed by Bose. It has been serialized in Kodansha‘s shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius since November 2022. Publication Written by One, illustrated by Kyōtarō Azuma [ja], and composed by Bose, Versus started in Kodansha‘s shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius on November 26, 2022. Kodansha has collected its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. The first volume was released on April 7, 2023. As of May 9,…

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…

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…

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (novel/manga/anime)

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (妖怪アパートの幽雅な日常, Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō) is a Japanese light novel series by Hinowa Kōzuki. Kōzuki first released the light novel in 2003, and concluded it in 2009 within 10 volumes (and a later side-story collection in 2013). An anime television series adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation aired from July to December 2017. Plot High school freshman Yūshi Inaba is…

Versailles of the Dead (manga)

Versailles of the Dead (Japanese: ベルサイユオブザデッド, Hepburn: Berusaiyu obu za Deddo) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kumiko Suekane. It was serialized in Shogakukan‘s Hibana from 2016 to 2017, and in Ura Sunday website and MangaONE app from November 2017 to November 2020. Its chapters were collected in a total of five tankōbon volumes. Plot While en route from Austria to marry Louis, Dauphin of France, the carriage of Archduchess…

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…

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…

Pathos (manga)

Pathos is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Mika Sadahiro. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing, which released the first volume on July 22, 2008, and the second on September 23, 2008. Reception Leroy Douresseaux says of Pathos that “Rarely are vampires as sexy as they are in Pathos“, and favourably compares it to Interview with the Vampire, later describing the…