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Andou Sora felt the limit of his talent, and quit soccer after middle school graduation. However, an encounter with a representative of Japan's national womans team, Wakamiya Shiki, moved something that slept deep inside Sora's heart.
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A youth named Kiriyama Rei, who lost his family as a child, endures loneliness to become a professional shogi player. Then, through a chance meeting, he develops a relationship with the three Kawamoto sisters (Akari, Hinata, Momo), who hail from a working-class district of the city, and little by little his frozen heart begins to thaw.

Note: Nominated for the 2nd Annual Manga Taishou in 2009 and won this award in 2011.
Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Space Brothers) in 2011 and won the Grand Prize of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014.


The following links are to AnimeNetwork for the anime:
Season 1
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Live-action movie
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The Hero has defeated the Demon King! But the Princess he meant to save turned out to be a Prince. NEETdom, here he comes, but a life of relaxation surrounded by animes is a pretty sweet deal.

Unfortunately, he gets caught up in millennia old legends, curses, and a twisted plot involving multiple Kingdoms and many dragons. Through and through, though, he'll follow a path of whimsy, even if that involves him palling it up with "villains".

Note: Series is complete. Volumes being issued is not.
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This comedy manga takes place in the room of a college girl named Yoshizawa. Her friends, Itou, Kitahara, and Nishida often stop by, and they run into funny adult-level problems. For instance, there is the day when her friends drop by while Yoshizawa's hungover in bed, and she suddenly realizes that she doesn't have on any underwear under the covers. Yoshizawa also has unusual problems, like her need for advice on drawing realistic penises in her manga, since she's never encountered one in real life before. There are a lot of quirky things that can happen in a college girl's home!
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Satoka is the daughter of a local shrine and lives together with Kotori, who may look like a normal and energetic girl, but is actually a matchmaker god in training. This series is about them, Satoka’s chilhood friend Shiori and the mysterious Hiwa dealing with their everyday lives and the relationships around them.
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A droid picked up an abandoned child and decided to raise it.

Links:
  • Creator Pixiv
  • Creator Twitter
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    From the author of Denkigai no Honya-san and Dansai Joshi comes a short-length comedy about Matsuboshi Raidou-kun and his seatmate Aharen Reina-san, who has problems determining how chummy she has to be when approaching other people. Get up close and personal with the small, quiet but unfathomable girl, Aharen-san!
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    Maeda Hachibei is unlike most guys, who lust after gorgeous girls. This pervert lusts after their discrete parts, instead. When he moves to Tokyo to attend school, he finds himself living in a dormitory with five girls, each of which possesses one of the ideal physical features he desires: gorgeous blue eyes, bullet-train breasts, a deep dulcet voice, straight “anime-esque” legs, or a waistline shaped like fine Japanese pottery. How can he manage to keep his wits when surrounded by these women? If you think this sounds like a Love Hina clone, you wouldn’t be entirely incorrect… but Hachibei isn’t Keitaro.
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    Kazumi Shinjou, who is a delinquent, and Risa Takaoka, who is a model student, become unexpected friends.
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    On one side, we have a guy living a boring and meaningless life meets Touko, a pretty girl, and it turns his life around. They get married, but three months later she tells him she is an alien from a far away planet, and that she must return to her home planet in a few days. Is she making excuses? Is she really an alien? Will he let their marriage end so easily?

    On the other side we have Honda Haruno, a girl which has absolutely no other recollection other than being "sent" by her superiors to gather information about humanity; as a secret agent she needs to do her best as to learn as much as she can about society without giving away her true nature.... However on her first day of school she meets this boy "Isuzu", who has extensive information about UFOs, invaders from other space & related topics... Haruna not only is surprised to see that her cover has been blown out right from the start, but also she must know how this Isuzu fellow knew about her.

    Even though they don't realize it; Haruna and Touko are actually neighbors in the Akatoki Hoshi Residence... but, is this all? Well, you have no way to know exactly how mysterious is the people of the Akatoki Hoshi Residence until you step forward and read it out.
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    Akebi Komichi lives out in the countryside with her family.
    She's won entrance to the prestigious Roubai Academy middle-school for girls and now she wants only two things --
    to wear the school's sailor uniform and to make a hundred friends!

    Officially Translated:
  • In italian by J-POP as "La Divisa Scolastica di Akebi"

    Links:
  • Author's Twitter
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    Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book but Saeki's gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it.

    Now everyone knows "some pervert" stole Saeki's uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura's meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him?

    See AnimeNewsNetwork for the anime.
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    A spin-off of Mitsudomoe, this series is comprised of single-page chapters that could not be published along with the original manga.
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    Foreign exchange student Alyosha Stalina has been attending a Japanese high school for three months. She comes from the nation of Solessia but she is yet to fit in with the other students because of her unfriendly demeanor and cold personality. Rightfully so, because Alyosha is a trained assassin that has been murdering people since she was five years old. Officials in Estolakia, a country devastated by the attacks from Solessia, found the orphaned Alyosha and trained her as a top-notch assassin to work against Solessia.

    Her most recent and soon to be last mission is to murder the president of Solessia who is to attend the high school she has infiltrated for three months. However, the mission is aborted and she is ordered to remain a student. The only thing Alyosha knows how to do is to be an assassin and has never learned how to be a normal teenage girl. Will Alyosha be able to complete her most difficult mission yet?
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    Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it's no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.
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    Our main character, a college student named Haru, has some..."interesting" tastes. However, all he wants is to be left alone to enjoy the things he likes in peace and quiet. Unfortunately, were he to get his way we wouldn't have much of a story on our hands, would we?

    One day a friend of his sees the contents of a certain book Haru has... a book containing some pictures relevant to Haru's "interests..." and, due to a misunderstanding, throws it out the window! What are the contents of the book? Where did the book land? You'll find out when Haru goes to get it back.

    Of course it won't be easy, and he might even have a life changing encounter along the way (all thanks to that very same book.)
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    The parallel and indirectly connected stories of various couples in the all-girl Seiran Academy. Each volume focuses on a different one.

    It follows model student Shiramine Ayaka, who one day sees her top spot stolen by the lazy genius Kurosawa Yurine… and accidentally makes Yurine fall in love with her, much to her dismay; Ayaka's shy cousin Mizuki and her quirky girlfriend Moe, who met and bonded through running; or Yukina and Towako, the two members of the gardening club who forcefully recruit Yurine, among others.

    Often comedic, sometimes bittersweet, always light.

    Links:
  • Author's Twitter
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    Meet Tsubaki Kuchinashi, the Manhater Prince. Beautiful and popular, Tsubaki's core strength in high school comes from her position as the principal's granddaughter - suffice it to say, but any student or teacher who even looks at her the wrong way could be expelled at a moment's notice.

    Meet Tadashi Kiritsu, the head of the Public Morals Committee. As sharp and rigid as his glasses, Tadashi despises Kuchinashi's iron grip on the school. Naturally, a challenge to her rule bothers Kuchinashi, so she decides to get rid of him as soon as possible. Her plan? Get him in a honey trap. However, that's easier said than done, as she starts finding hidden aspects of herself that she didn't want to acknowledge, either to herself or to Tadashi.

    Will she prevail before her conscience eats her up from her own salacious taunts? Will Tadashi play into her hands? What manner of a person will he prove himself to be when facing her taunts?
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    A slice of life comedy revolving around the conversations and daily shenanigans of three schoolgirls. Mina is lively and gets into mischief; Yukari is the class rep and usually follows Mina's lead; and Sanae is a member of the track club whom, unlike her friends, prefers to stay cool and act rationally. (From: MU)

    The first volume is Ashita wa Doyoubi: Spring - Summer
    The second volume is Ashita wa Doyoubi: Fall - Winter.
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    panpanya’s debut one-volume work.

    Ashizuri Suizokukan is a recompilation of panpanya’s shorter Ashizuri Suizokukan and ASOVACE series, which were independently published in 2010 and 2011, respectively. It includes a collection of newly written travelogues and an abundance of color pages. Ashizuri Suizokukan was published by Ichigatsu to Shichigatsu on August 30, 2013.

    (Source: https://natalie.mu/comic/news/97494)

    Nominated for the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award.
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    It's not manga, it's Azumanga! − smart, fun, and totally addictive. Created by the iconoclastic Kiyohiko Azuma, Azumanga Daioh is strongly character driven, taking the reader through the daily tribulations of Miss Kurosawa, Miss Yukari, the wild Tomo, hair-triggered Yomi, ditzy Osaka, brash Kagura, cute Chiyo-chan, and athletic (but girly) Sakaki.

    AnimeNewsNetwork Links:
    Anime
    The Very Short Movie (Sample preview of the series)
    ONA (spinoff)
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    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Azumanga Daioh, the manga is being repackaged into a new three-volume set, which will include three chapters of new material called Supplementary Materials.

    Each new chapter covers one year of high school, with all new adventures for Sakaki, Yomi, Tomo, Chiyo, Osaka, and Kagura.
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    Sakura Hane has to ride her bicycle up several steep hills just to get to her new high school. As she is desperately pedaling, she sees and hears a motorcycle zoom past her and instantly falls in love with it. It turns out that bike was driven by her new classmate Amano Onsa, one badass girl who decided to attend this school because of one reason, there is no policy against motorcycles. Not only that, there is apparently a motorcycle club on campus. Hane and Onsa instantly become friends and she is able to convince Hane to start riding a bike. Now the only thing Hane has to do is get a license...

    AnimeNewsNetwork Links:
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    Anime
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    In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescents of the Cherryton School, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness. The main character is Legosi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.

  • Winner of the 2018 Manga Taisho Award.
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    A Japanese goddess of old takes a keen interest in Anamori Izumi and her ability, a more powerful form of synesthesia. The goddess has a request for her, one which will require her to break out of her shell... and learn how to play the electric guitar.
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    Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.

  • Won the Award for Excellence at the sixth installment of Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002.

  • Links to AnimeNewsNetwork:
    Movies:
  • The Golden Age Arc I
  • The Golden Age Arc II
  • The Golden Age Arc III
    Anime (2015):
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
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    Eishi Karasuma is a loner with a monotone life with his only friend is Mikisada Komoda. While skipping class they met Tsubame, a very energetic girl and Rei Sagisawa, a boy that attend the same middle school. On their way back, Eishi and Mikisada take a bus which plummets from cliff. In order so survive they have to make a contract with the mysterious Birdman... what does their future entail?

    Officially published:
  • In french by Vega
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    The Arume, a dominating alien race of female humanoids (alien lesbians) has conquered Earth. With total control over the world they have begun live experiments on humans.

    One day, out of the blue, a girl that Shouta Yanami has never seen before in his life arrived at his house asking to have sex with him. How will this end for Shouta Yanami?
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    Second-year middle school student Ayumu Kurihara changes classes and is seated next to the beautiful but strange Misuzu Tsukishima who dislikes boys. Misuzu can't get close to other people, but after being moved by Ayumu's sweet, honest personality she begins to open up to her little by little. Ayumu too is captivated by the awkwardly delicate Misuzu and the two of them become close.

    V.3 (a.k.a. Second Season)
    It's Shimizu Kanako's first day at an all-girls high school, and she's a little overwhelmed. Hoping to make new friends, she bumps into the odd and distant Kamei Ao, as well as her first three new friends: Aki, Rikako and Haruna. Of course, not all can be so sweet in the world of girls.
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    Mizuki gets confessed to by a boy in front of a special mirror. Legend has it, that if you confess to someone you like in front of that mirror your wish comes true.

    There is a slight problem in this equation: Mizuki is just a very feminine looking boy.

    Also, it seems that he caught the attention of the Norse Trickster God, Loki, while glancing into the mirror. Loki decides out of boredom to mess with Mizuki and turns him into a real girl.

    French/Français
    Suzushiro Mizuki est un lycéen en 1e année victime de quelques difficultés dans sa vie : en effet, les gens le confondent constamment avec une fille ! Les garçons qui l’entoure finisse toujours par lui déclarer leur flamme. Même la fille qu’il aime le voit plus comme une amie que comme un potentiel petit ami. Et pour couronner le tout, Loki, déesse des farces fatiguée d’embêter les dieux, décide de se tourner vers le monde des humains, faisant de Suzushiro sa cible. Résultat : Mizuki se réveille dans un corps amputé de la seule réelle preuve de sa masculinité. Comment va-t-il réussir à gérer tout ça ?

    Links:
  • Author's Twitter
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    Shinjou Maita is trying to get new members for his movie research society club when he stumbles upon angelic first-year Hotohara Shiori. Life seems to be looking up for him, until a strange woman appears in his apartment, warning him that his life is in danger.
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    A "fearsome psycho-thriller" centering on "the dark side of adolescence." The manga centers on Ichikawa Kyoutarou, a person at the very bottom caste of his school, and who hides murderous impulse that lurks at the very bottom of his soul.

    In actuality, a super sweet RomCom between a messed up boy and a bright (but strange), beautiful girl. Brought to you from the zany mind behind Mitsudomoe and Rororro!, Sakurai Norio.

  • Nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award.

  • Links:
  • Bonus comics and art are often uploaded to the author's twitter (caution: spoilers)
  • Less often to the series' official account
  • Live action PV
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    Mizuhara Ritsu loves both the 2D beauties of eroge and elementary school students. Also, his friend Bungo is jealous of how he seems to be surrounded by cute girls--there's his little sister Miri, his tsundere childhood friend Akari, and kuudere Hatori.

    One day, Bungo tells Ritsu about an anonymous blogger who writes about the future, and whose vague online self-description seems to match Ritsu. While initially assuming it to be a prank, Ritsu ends up letting his actions be guided by the blog's horoscope-like hints for the upcoming day...

    Chapters 1-8 are the Akari arc. Chapter 9 is where the time loops to the beginning. (Hatori arc starts at Chapter 9). Chapter 13 is the Miri arc and consequently the next story reset.
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    Nozomi Aizawa has kept her feelings for her schoolmate Azuma-kun a secret for quite a while, but the time has come for her to finally confess. His response, though, is far from ordinary! Led in circles by his hilarious tangents, these two awkward teenagers find themselves growing ever closer while muddling through misunderstandings and off-topic rants. When the airheaded stalker Aizawa-san finally connects with the petulant know-it-all Azuma-kun, the result is a romantic comedy worth talking about!

    Simulpub: Crunchyroll
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    Three boys in junior-high who cross-dress because of differing reasons meet each other through a cross-dressing community website, and decide to meet up in real life. "Parou" started cross-dressing because he wanted to attract a heterosexual boy he liked. "Marika" is transgender and identifies as female. Lastly, "Yui" is an antagonistic boy who adopted the persona of his older sister after her death. In contrast to Parou and Marika, Yui is sorely disappointed at the meeting.
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    One day, a blue moon appeared, and all the cities and most of the people disappeared. Now the children that have been born since then are 13! The tale of the strange and slightly painful days of three middle school girls in the countryside.
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    Based off a real story which was posted on 2ch, Molester Man is the story of how Molester Man is mistaken for a stalker by Miss Understanding (getit?), and how they overcome their personal challenges while slowly growing closer to each other.

    "Molester Man" and "Miss Understanding" are simply pseudonyms (false names to hide real names) used by the author of the manga.

    Original 2ch Thread
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    A terrible creature has been plaguing the community: a man with a fishbowl for a head. When he attacks someone, the goldfish leaps out of his bowl and drinks their blood. The victim is irreversibly transformed into a goldfish! This terrible crime has happened to high-schooler Kousuke's little sister. With no other option, he takes care of his goldfish-sister as best he can.

    One day, he comes across a strange girl named Ringo, who wears a school swimsuit, carries an umbrella, and keeps a gun hanging around her neck. Ringo is an apprentice blood diver, and the gun is her way of shooting herself into the wounds of the fishbowl man's victims. If she can get to them in time, she can prevent them from turning into goldfish. Ringo's mentor, Ichigo, says that she's heard of a way to turn people back from goldfish into humans. Kousuke is determined to help Ringo find a way to help his sister and the loved ones of his friends at school who have met the same fishy fate!
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    Chio-chan is a gamer and a high school girl who gets into some interesting predicaments on her way to school. For instance, she was once running late for class due to staying up all night playing a game like Assassin's Creed, and her usual route was blocked. Prompted by the previous night's gaming, she decided to take to the rooftops, a strategy that does not work quite as well in real life! She also faces more mundane difficulties, like awkwardness in interacting with a friendly acquaintance met by chance on the way to school. Join Chio on her funny and unusual daily journeys to get from home to school on time. (From: MU)
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    A young girl transfers to a new school. Greeted by a tall bug-loving-classmate, her biggest fears is now at risk of becoming known; bugs and people looking down on her.

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