Music
These manga are all about the appreciation or performance of music, no matter the genre, or the skill level any musicians involved. Music lives in the soul of these characters!
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A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai.

Was nominated for the 8th and 9th Manga Taisho Award. Won the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga. Won the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival's Grand Prize for Manga.
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Official after-story 4-koma for the each episode of the anime Re:Stage! Dream Days♪
Uploaded on the official Twitter account of the Re:Stage! Project every Wednesday.
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To fulfill the dream her father could not of winning the FUTURE WORLD FES, the lone songstress Minato Yukina sought to assemble a band.
From the rhythm game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!, the story of the goth J-rock band, Roselia, is rendered in comic form by Dokuta Pepperco!
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Una historia acerca de una diva solitaria, Yukina Minato, que decide formar una banda e ir al "FUTURE WORLD FEST." para llenar el remordimiento de su padre.
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Mai dreams of being a rock star, but her band suddenly breaks up. Then, in front of Mai who's on the brink of losing hope, appears an unfashionable guy who says he likes her voice. With the help of this dull-looking guy, Mai gains some popularity, but wait, that guy is actually...!?
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"When I woke up this morning there was a beautiful girl, but that was... me!?" - Idol Otaku Aisaka Yousuke wakes up one morning and realizes he's now a beautiful girl named Aisaka Yoko. Now with his new appearance and his great Idol knowledge, he will attempt to become the number one idol.
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Okano Hajime is an ordinary - or maybe below ordinary - girl who was forced to take care everything in the family since she was young, because her family was very poor. Hajime had five younger brothers, who were quintuplets, and they were scouted by a music company. Thus, the realistic yet dreamy older sister had to try harder to watch over her restless brothers and to pursue her own idol, who was in the very same company.
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A Doremy x Sagume doujin.
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A story about Kokoro making friends
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Touzuka High School is a public school with a pretty low grade point average. One day, a girl who has been expelled from the state’s top school, St. Katria Girls’ School, transfers in… her name is Kawai Maria. The reason for her expulsion was “violence against the teacher.” Because of her non-adorned, straight comments, Maria starts to become isolated from her class… What is hidden in her past and what will happen to her?
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When their high school's pop-music club is about to be disbanded due to lack of interest, four girls step up to fill the membership quota. Unfortunately, lead guitarist Yui Hirasawa has never played an instrument in her life. Ever. And although she likes the idea of being in a band, standing in front of the mirror posing with her guitar is a lot easier than actually playing it. It's gonna be a while before this motley crew is rocking out, but with their spunk and determination cranked to 11, anything is possible!
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This manga based on the ever popular AKB48 group.

This series is about a guy called Urayama Minoru crossdressing as a girl to participate in a female idol group audition (AKB48). The main objective is to help the girl he likes, Yoshinaga Hiroko, pass the audition. Yoshinaga Hiroko's dream is to become like her favourite idol who is in the AKB48 group. This audition happens to be her final try, so Minoru crossdresses as Urakawa Minori and takes part in the audition to make sure she realizes her dream. Hiroko got qualified eventually, however, the shocking news was Minoru was qualified as well. Thus, the road to becoming a female idol begins...
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Usa Ayano is a middle-school girl who is kinda-sorta bad at physical activities. One day at gym class, she sees another girl in her grade, Hoshihara Chika, a transfer student who muddles through the dancing lesson like she couldn't care less.

Ayano, intrigued by how mysterious Chika is, tries to approach the new girl, but gets pushed away. That is until she later discovers Chika's secret...

Uran of the "Mujaki no Rakuen" fame brings you a story bringing together youth, JCs and dancing!


Español:
Usa Ayano es una chica de secundaria que es bastante mala en actividades físicas. Un día en la clase de gimnasia, ella ve a otra niña en su grado, Hoshihara Chika, una estudiante transferida que se mete en la clase de baile como si no le importara.

Ayano, intrigada por lo misteriosa que es Chika, intenta acercarse a la nueva chica, pero se aleja. Eso es hasta que más tarde descubre el secreto de Chika ...


  • Author's Twitter: @ura_kan (potentially NSFW)
  • Author's official website: Blog (potentially NSFW)
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    The heroine, who has been an idol trainee for 7 years now and is expecting her debut soon, gets her favorite male idol for a mentor, and thus begins their passionate romance!
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    Due to the second marriage of her mother, lively high-school student Amamiya Matsuri becomes the younger sister of the super popular idol group of triplets "Terzetto"! Star celebrities for stepbrothers?! A forbidden secret love with a perfect prince ★
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    Aono Hajime was a prodigy violinist until he grew jaded with playing the violin due to personal reasons. Now in his third year of middle school, he struggles to decide his academic path. One day in school, he meets Akine Ritsuko, a hotheaded novice violinist who wants to enroll in a high school with a distinguished orchestra club. When he finds himself getting closer to Ritsuko and being brought back to the world of violinists, time starts moving again for him.

    This is the beginning of a youthful drama where sounds and hearts alike resound in harmony.
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    Yui, Mio, Ritsu, and Tsumugi embark on their college adventures! It will take some time for the girls to get used to life away from their families and adjust to the pace of college life, but there's one aspect of their new situation that there's no uncertainty about-joining the pop music club! But they aren't the only high school band making their debut on the college scene. Is Afterschool Tea Time ready to perform alongside the hard-rocking rhythms of The Girlz?!
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    A story about RAISE A SUILEN that is not seen in Bang Dream's Anime 2nd Season!
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    Beatlyfe is a place where game freaks, music nerds, and adrenaline junkies intersect: a rhythm arcade. Join our heroes (read: rhythm gamers) as they work tirelessly to top their high scores, find the best late-night noodles, and support each other through life --- arcade culture at its finest.
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    Jumonji sits next to a rapper girl who is also anti-social... what will they do to realize her dream of becoming a real rapper?

    Links:
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    The manga version of the theatrical play "Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight - The LIVE - #2 Transition".

    Seiran General Arts Institute versus Seisho Music Academy, a revue where they put Starlight on the line, who will win this Cultural Exchange Program!?
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    Kanna works at a classical music office. She has never felt strongly about anything and her relationships with men never go well. However, the moment she hears the pianist Narisawa Gai play Rachmaninoff’s Sonata, she experiences intense feelings for the first time. Influenced by this, she embraces Gai while he’s playing piano! A classic love between a music manager and a genius pianist starts now!
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    A collection of stories from the Love Live!'s cast, each one centering on a different girl.
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    Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members for the club, or the club will be terminated. Out of nowhere, a new member barges into the near-abandoned club room, demanding to join the club. How will Takezou be able to keep his club alive and deal with this rascal of a new member?
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    Shin Jaemin who lacks self-confidence and is much more timid than his peers, spends his middle school days being bullied by his classmates. If there’s any hope, it’s the new and fresh Idol group 'ROSE'. On the day of high school’s entrance, the freshman representative shows up in front of an exhausted Jaemin, who spent the previous day watching Rose’s performance videos.
    That representative is 'Yu Do-Yeong', one of his favorite Rose members. And they'll involve Jae-min in very 'special' fate.
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    Famous idol Jin Lingfeng is said to have it all - the looks, the smarts, and the success - that is, until it's revealed he's actually a complete idiot who managed to get a perfect zero points on his test during high school. Now he has been sent back to Green University to improve his image, under the threat of being fired if he doesn't score 90 points or above on each subsequent test. And taking on the role of his remedial studies tutor is none other than the top student on campus and a bookworm who is completely out of touch with pop culture, Lin Fan! With their stubborn personalities and well-known statuses at their university, how will their daily lives go from here?
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    Miyako's living her life diligently following rules, just as her deceased father wanted her to, but one day Azuma Koutarou sees her play guitar and blackmails her into joining his band. How will she face it?

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    - Sayonara Sankaku
    - Tsui Me de Otteshimaimashita.
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    Tsubasa lives in a hotspring town that is about to fade away from a bad economy. He is a middle school delinquent, and is beat up at school almost every day. He has a secret, though: he is a psychic, but he is embarrassed of this fact because his abilities are "lame" and not worth bragging about. One day, however, he realizes that he can read the mind of a mute girl named Yuki.
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    Shiori was once a guitarist in a light music club in high school. But her first live performance was dashed when her brother ran away from home with a lot of debt, to become a musician in Tokyo.

    A decade later, Shiori is now a high school teacher, leading a boring, uneventful life and paying off the debt... till she runs into the ghost of none other than a famous guitarist Jim-you-know-who.

    A story of a 27-year-old woman on her way to a music legend begins here.
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    Piyohiko has a dream: He wants to be a succesfull guitar-player. Then this guy Jaguar shows up, and coaxes him into playing the 'recorder'. Thus ending Piyohiko's noble dream.
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    This is a story about music, friendship, love, and growth. We choose a life that we want and pledged an oath. Never giving up to look for dream's heaven.
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    Pусский:
    Эгоистичный вокалист Сёри, распускающий группу, гитарист Нозому, готовящийся к поступлению в Тодай (Токийский университет), влюблённый басист Ай, а так же, загадочный барабанщик Юмеджи, который просто переживает не лучший момент жизни. Как повлияет на их отношения решение Ай уехать в Америку?
    Бывшие участники группы стоят на пороге взрослой жизни. Однако им страшно, что
    всё закончилось!
    Всё самое лучшее о дружбе, любви и других горячих штучках.

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    Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll? Not in the case of THIS rock band. For Shouri, Nozomu, Ai and Yumeji, it's more apt to say that their lives are full of angst, confusion and uncomfortable romantic feelings towards each other.
    When temperamental lead vocalist Shouri urges the band to disband, it marks the end of their playing beautiful music together. Suddenly, it seems they need to go their separate paths. Shouri jokingly states he wants to be an F1 race car driver. Nozomu is busy trying to get into Tokyo University. Ai wants to go to the US to be a pro musician and Yumeiji, well, he's a big mass of confusion.
    With the four set to separate, where does this leave the budding love affairs? Nozomu has a crush on Ai, and Yumeji sees his ex-girlfriend in Shouri. Will the one-time quartet separate into two duets? Set the stage, dim the lights and get ready for the show in HARD ROCK!
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    "It's so obvious that we can listen music for free, but all music losing its value. ─"

    The near future. Drinking into the wave of progressive data conversion and flattening, digital music has been losing value, On the other hand, "live artists" expressing realistic music were reevaluated and became the admiration of many people.

    Revolution to Live, Known as "LiveRevolt". In such a world, Girls struggle to win peaks at the live artist training school "Kanadegaoka Girls School". This is a story of the girls who aimed at the top of the live artists and fought with songs as the sword.
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    Mukai Takumi is the head of her own Motorcycle Gang, but a chance encounter with a certain person ends up leading her down the path of becoming an Idol.

    A manga spinoff of the IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls series of games starring the Delinquent turned Idol, Mukai Takumi.

    Part of THE iDOLM@STER series.
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    It's stuck deep inside me and I can't get it out of my head. Mafuyu's voice is an insane and dangerous weapon.

    That day, I started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball – both of which I liked very much previously – was becoming boring.


    Uenoyama meets Mafuyu, who's holding onto a broken guitar. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the guitar, Mafuyu becomes completely attached to him. However, hearing Mafuyu's song by chance leaves a deep impression on Uenoyama.
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    The fun, lively days of the Chibi Garupa cast, brought to you by a wonderful group of creators!

    Anthology release date: 2019/03/14
    "Let's Work Your Body" by Tamekichi released as one-shot in magazine Gekkan Bushiroad 2019/02 (Chapter 19 in tankoubon)
    "Chocolate Cornets Are Terrifying" by Kazawa Yohei released as one-shot in magazine Gekkan Bushiroad 2019/03 (Chapter 3 in tankoubon)
    "Let's Try Doing a Cosplay Live!" by Mattaku Mosuke released as one-shot in magazine Gekkan Bushiroad 2019/04 (Chapter 4 in tankoubon)

    Contributing artists with their SNS:


    Link:
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    1-2: Love Song, Don't Cry My Baby
    Reliable salaryman Fujita spots window washer Ohno outside his office and finds himself wondering what life would be like on the wild side.

    3: Personal Feelings
    Lazy at work and a player in his private time, Sawamura discovers some interesting information about his boss, Chief Nishigaki, when he's almost caught in flagrante with the boss's wife.

    4: A Wife's Love
    Chief Kawashima wonders why the promising young newcomer Mikami won't open up to him. Will he get to know Mikami a little better when they make a business trip together?

    5: King
    Invader Gabel's brutal victory upends the life of young prince Elio.
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    In middle school, Ichinose Kimitaka taught his friends how to play basketball. Despite his experience with the sport, his friends quickly outmatched him in skill. After an incident brought on by his frustration and jealousy, he was crushed to overhear those same 'friends' discussing how they wished he'd just kill himself.

    On his way to toss out his special basketball shoes, he met a girl who was just as frustrated, throwing her own dancing shoes away. She was so tall, and her hands and feet are so large, that she had been rejected from her chosen hobby of Spanish dancing. He urged her to give basketball a try, and the two exchanged their shoes instead of throwing them away.

    As he enters high school, Kimitaka learns that meeting him changed that girl's life for the better, and she is now a happy, social basketball player. Will Kimitaka be able to find the courage to make new friends and pursue his own talents?

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