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Crimes commited using manned combat-androids dubbed "Katana" run rampant. In an effort to maintain order, the government has organized the AKCD - "Anti Katana Crime Division." Togusa of the 8th squad of the AKCD, while holding existential doubts as a Human-Katana hybrid, continually casts himself into battle...
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The manga's story centers around Sachi Maruyama, a girl who has just entered high school. In her new school, she finds that no club activities really interest her, so she is invited by an upperclassman from her middle school — now the student council president of her high school — to help with student council activities. There, she finds Karasuya, a boy she had met three years ago on a baseball field. [ANN]
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Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world.

Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the category "Best General Manga" in 2001.
Won the Seiun Award for Best Comic in 2008.

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See AnimeNewsNetwork for the live-action adaption.
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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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A unique take on the 'assasin-for-hire' story, as the assasin 'Tsubame' actually is four different people with four different modes to kill. Penguin is a small quiet kid who has beastly sniper skills, Washi (Owl) has a huge gattling gun grafted to his shoulder to mow down his enemies for the sake of 'justice', Suzume the cute girl who wields dual pistols, and of course Tsubame himself who prefers huge rifles and martial arts. The four have a mechanical arm which when switched allows one of the others to take control. How did Tsubame end up this way? What is the secret of the arm? You'll have to read to find out.

Portuguese / Português
Uma única história sobre o "assassino de aluguel"; mas na verdade o assassino "Tsubame" é quatro pessoas diferentes com quatro diferentes modos de matar. Penguin (Pinguim) é uma criança pequena e quieta que possui incríveis habilidades como atirador, Washi (Owl - Coruja) tem uma metralhadora enorme enxertada no seu ombro a qual usa para devastar seus inimigos pelo bem da "justiça", Suzume é a garota bonitinha que usa duas pistolas, e, claro, o próprio Tsubame, que prefere rifles enormes e artes marciais. Os quatro têm um braço mecânico que quando colocado permite ao outro tomar o controle. Como será que Tsubame vai acabar desse jeito? Qual o segredo do braço? Você terá que ler para descobrir...
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The kingdom of Dowa, which is subdivided into 13 states, is celebrating its monarch's 99th birthday. These thirteen states have many agencies that are controlled by the giant organization known as ACCA.

Within ACCA, Jean Otis is the second-in-command of the inspection agency. His agency has 10 people placed in each of the 13 states, with a central office in the capital city. They keep track of all the activities of ACCA across the kingdom, and keep data on each state's ACCA office flowing towards the central office.

Jean also often has business trips from the capital to the other districts, to check on the situation and personnel there.

See AnimeNewsNetwork for the anime.
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Akaya Fuyou, a highschool student whose father was killed by a woman that he always admired, had everything stolen from him. Following the steps of his late father, Fuyou decided to become a detective and will use any means possible in order to take his revenge. Violence, lies, forgery, anything possible without looking at its morality, to catch the criminal.
A revenge tragedy about a detective who would expose lies with lies, is starting...
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Developed as instruments of war, the existence of the young Adou's have yet to be known by the residents of a futuristic globalised Japan. Join Riko as she spirals into a government conspiracy.

Links:
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    Adu is no ordinary human being. He is actually one of the 12 most powerful Demon Kings who, after making a pact with an angel, has been allowed to materialize into a human's body in the real world under one condition:

    He must seek and destroy all of the other Demon Kings.

    Being one of the most powerful Demon Kings, this sounds like an easy task, but the aftereffect of becoming more human-like is becoming less demon-like. Becoming less powerful.

    This is the story of Adu's journey as he embarks on a quest to rid the world of the Demon Kings and protect its people, all while hiding his dark secret from the very people themselves.

    Links: Author's Twitter
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    The only common feature running through these stories is a grown-up protagonist somehow coming face-to-face with his childhood past, in a testament to the loss of youth, the disillusionment of growing old, and nostalgia for better times.

    In the Adachi pantheon, this is a rare diametric view of his eternal theme of "youth," in this case youth as seen through the lens of the past. It's a powerful statement from Adachi that might even be an acknowledgment of his steadily-creeping age.

    What is impressive about these stories is not the plots or characters themselves, but the absolutely perfect way he tells them, another facet of experience that comes with age. Most of the stories may require multiple readings to fully appreciate the airtightness of the plot and visual motifs."
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    Professional wrestler Yamamoto Jingo just returned to Japan from a 5 year training trip in the US and Mexico, only to be greeted by his now defunct wrestling company: Yamato. He's come to find out that as soon as the president of the company passed away, the rival wrestling group "Teinichi" took down Yamato. Jingo has now been forced to go seek revenge for the destruction of Yamato by challenging the Teinichi president. One thing led to another, and now Jingo has been half-forced into working under Teijitsu as the new wrestler from Brazil: Agnes Kamen.
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    Alone in his dorm on a Saturday night, Nekomi Tech's Keiichi Morisato dials a wrong number that will change his life forever-reaching the Goddess Technical Help Line. Granted one wish by the charming young goddess Belldandy-a wish for anything in the world-Keiichi wishes she would stay with him always! Complications are bound to ensue from this; the immediate first being the new couple getting tossed out of the dorm-it's males only!

    As the hapless student and his mysterious "foreign beauty" ride around looking for a new place to stay-risking the different dangers of seeking shelter with an otaku convinced Belldandy is an imaginary woman, and a Zen priest convinced she's a sinister witch-Keiichi's still got his classes on Monday morning! How is his new "exchange student" companion going to be received on the N.I.T. campus? A little too well for normal life to ever return...

    Won the Kodansha Manga Award for General Manga in 2009.

    See the following links to AnimeNewsNetwork for the anme:
    OAV
    Movie (sequel)
    The Adventures of Mini-Goddess (spinoff)
    Season 1
    Season 2 (Flights of Fancy)
    Special (Tatakau Tsubasa)
    OAV (2011)
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    He’s short, weak, and has just transfered to a new school. Kurumatani Sora is the main character in this story who loves basketball. He has been shooting hoops ever since he was little and has been trying to grow tall just like his mother, who “used” to be a basketball player. What happened to her and what Sora will do at the new school is all up to you to find out!
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    The story follows a high school student named Kei Nagai, who is caught in a traffic accident, dies, but immediately revives and learns he is not human, but an Ajin, a mysterious creature that cannot die. Scared, he runs away from humans but is helped by his friend Kai, who joins him in his flee from civilization. He then becomes involved in a conflict between human and Ajin and must choose a side.

    Note: Roughly mid-way through the manga, the Author Tsuina Miura left this project.

    Nominated for the 7th Manga Taishou Award, the Readers Award in the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and in the seinen category at the 38th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2014. In the 40th(2016) Kodansha Manga Awards for general category.

    See the links below to AnimeNewsNetwork for the anime:
    Live Action Movie
    Compel (movie)
    Season 1 (compilation)
    Season 2
    OAV (spinoff)
    Shōtotsu (movie)
    Shōgeki (movie)
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    Yona is the sole princess of the Kingdom of Kouka, living a luxurious and carefree life as a princess should. She has it all: the finest clothes and cosmetics, the most divine sweets, a loving emperor as a father, and the hottest cousin crush, Soo-won, any girl could ever hope to have. Now, if only her bodyguard, Son Hak, weren't so annoying towards her, and if her hair weren't so red...
    But her nearly perfect world quickly shatters as the man she loves, Soo-won, murders her father and the path to his ascension to the throne is assured. Son Hak escapes with Yona, and they lead a life on the run from that point on.
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    This is a biography of the famous Buddhist monk Ikkyu from the late Hisashi Sakaguchi. Set in 14th century Japan, Ikkyu must learn to live and excel as a monk, despite the fact that his father is the emperor. His intelligence and purity help him succeed, but he continues to get the short end of the stick in life. Can Ikkyu perservere in his quest for spirituality in spite of everything that is set against him?

    Read left from right.
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    The brave tale of the peerless Great Emperor Leonard the First was evaluated as a universal truth.
    However, in his younger days, before he managed to unify the continent, he was a boorish and clumsy young man, he got his homeland taken away from him and was branded with the infamous name of “Nosferatu”. This is the story of a great counterattack, a great revolt.

    Leonard vowed to recover his homeland and truly became a mighty warrior. Several great generals, sages, talented women and geniuses comparable to gods and demons got attracted to the single-minded Leonard and congregated around him. Eventually, they became a great force able to engulf their depraved fatherland and contended against rival countries.
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    Hiroki Endō’s latest series tells the story of two old friends, Meguru Takayanagi and Takashi Yamabuki, who after a long time meet each other again at an amateur shooto mixed martial arts contest. While Meguru only practices MMA for fun, Takashi is pursuing a serious goal. Even though each of them has their own reason to fight, both are becoming stronger with each match… Universally praised for its realism and accurate depiction of martial arts, All-Rounder Meguru is one of the first manga to provide a glimpse into the energetic and exciting world of modern MMA.
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    A young Taiwanese assassin codenamed "Glass Heart" committed suicide by jumping off a building, and her heart was pierced by a metal fence. Miraculously, her life was saved by heart transplantation. During her recovery she began to experience strange dreams, which led her to Japan looking for the donor of her heart, who happens to be Kaori Makimura, former partner of City Hunter.
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    Funatsugi Makie is in love with a girl who just so happens to have a voracious appetite. Little does he know, despite acting as normal as any middle-high-school-aged girl, she's actually an eldritch horror in disguise. Psychological horror and romantic comedy shenanigans ensue.

    Artist’s Pixiv
    Artist’s Twitter
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    Aoi Ashito is a third year middle school student from Ehime. Behind his raw game hides his immense talent but Ashito suffers a huge setback because of his overly straightforward personality. The youth team manager of J1 club Tokyo City Esperion, Fukuda Tetsuya, appears in front of Ashito. Fukuda sees Ashito's limitless potential and invites him to take part in his team's tryouts in Tokyo. The story of the boy who will revolutionize football in Japan rapidly begins to unfold.

    Winner of the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award for "Best General Manga" category in 2019.
    Nominated for the 2017 Manga Taishou Award.


    Seinen sports (football) series, serialized on Big Comic Spirits.
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    This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However, the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan may be the king of demons, but there's one thing he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world which is powerful enough to contain him! For that purpose he created Rin, his son with a human woman, but will is son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...? An exorcist?
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    Attempting to shake off a nightmare from her childhood, Itoko was supposed to be married in the village of Migomori. There, she saw a doll that looked just like herself. Itoko wonders why this doll was made and what is the "mother of blue" the villagers speak of. Itoko feels herself being dragged into an abominable village tradition and another nightmare.
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    Souta Nakamura, a young city teacher, moves to the island of Nagishima after spending years away, expecting to meet his old upperclassman who offered him lodging, but finds out that he's gone and he's left him to take care of his teenage daughter Ao, a girl who is wise beyond her years, and who has the quiet island lifestyle ingrained in her heart.
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    What can you do when you're mistakenly accused for murder? Nothing. You just go to prison. Lucky you; your inmates are some of the biggest cutthroats in the prison. Seriously, you are lucky. Especially when zombies attack.
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    After a certain mishap, the brilliant but socially inept engineer Appare Sorano and the shrewd samurai Kosame Isshiki find themselves drifting on a boat from Japan to America. Broke, the two decide to compete in the Trans-America Wild Race to win the prize and return to Japan.
    The two battle crazy rivals, outlaws, and the great outdoors itself as they race through the wild West from the starting line in Los Angeles to the finish line in New York - in the steam-powered car they built.

    Official anime site
    Twitter
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    In a world where djinn rule and humans are enslaved, Toto and Loukir break the seals of the century-old prison of the "gentle genie," Rampou, in order to try and save their country...
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    The story takes place in an era similar to that of ancient Rome in a country called Cronos. It follows a group known as the Temple Mercenaries. In particular, the manhwa is about Ares, Michael and Baroona, three young warriors with mysterious pasts and surpassing skills...
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    As an unnaturally heavy mist descends on the battlefield, King Andragoras and his most valued officers confer among the bodies of dead and dying soldiers. When Daryoon, a young but highly skilled officer, voices his reluctance to send men into battle under these conditions, the king, unstable and enraged, banishes him.
    Now, Daryoon's new mission is to insure the safety of the King's only son, Prince Arislan. Daryoon and Prince Arislan set off on a quest of their own, but they can't succeed alone. They must convince both the Lord Narsus and his companion, the archer Elam, to join them in their quest to somehow help the soldiers win the war.

    Now a group of only six they must somehow overcome an enemy of 300,000 soldiers! These unlikely soldiers have fate on their side, so anything can happen!
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    Firenze, early 16th century. The birthplace of the Renaissance era, where art is thriving. In one small corner of this vast city, one sheltered girl's journey begins. She dreams of becoming an artist, an impossible career for a girl born into a noble family. In those days, art was an exclusively male profession, with woman facing strong discrimination. In spite of these challenges, Arte perseveres with hard work and a positive attitude!

    Italian / Italiano:

    Links:
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  • Official Italian Release
  • Anime on ANN
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    Asadora! begins the story of a young girl's life in post-war Japan, which will span several decades into the present day.
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    Everyone wants a fresh start in high school and that applies ten fold for Toujima Asahi. She hopes that she can create a new image of coolness at Futatsuzaka High School; a school that used to be all girls until recently, which explains the female population being 5 times that of the male and the extracurricular activities being female oriented. Change isn’t as easy as Asahi thought, but then she is introduced to Maharu, a strong minded girl, and to Naginata, a sport similar to kendo. Asahi realizes that Naginata is what she needs in order to become a new person, as the sport allows those who are not the most athletic to shine even on a national level.
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    A weird class kicks off in the super smart prep school! The most bizarre and powerful teacher in the Jump history comes here! The most exciting class in the world starts here now!!

    Portuguese (BR) / Português (BR):


    Links:
  • Special on ANN
  • Anime Season 1 on ANN
  • Anime Season 2 on ANN
  • Movie on ANN
  • Live Action Movie 1 on ANN
  • Live Action Movie 2 on ANN
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    A modern tale of the supernatural by the author of the Eisner Award-winning Old Boy. ("marginal" is one of several aliases by creator Garon Tsuchiya.)

    Masahiko is estranged from his family and lives a dead-end life in Tokyo, working as a chauffeur for high-class call girls. When his sister dies under mysterious circumstances, he inherits an unlabeled CD from her possessions. Listening to the jazz music it contains, he is propelled into an out-of-body experience. As he repeats the experience, he begins to wonder if this was how his sister died. Masahiko is determined to find the cause of her death, and the mystery behind the CD.
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    Japan in the near future suffers an unexplained major disaster. Five years later, reconstruction is well underway. Two young researchers at a university are pinning all their hopes on robot development. Now their new interpretation of the eternal hero Astro Boy up until his birth is just about to start!

    Note:
    The manga tells the story of what happens up until the birth of Astro Boy and it can be considered an "episode zero" story.


    Links:
  • Kasahara's Twitter
  • Anime on ANN
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    Humanity now lives underground. The surface of the world is pitch black, and taken over by deadly monsters. The only people brave enough to venture to the surface to fight these monsters are the Ayanashi. In this story we meet Holo, an Ayanashi out for vengeance against the person who killed his brother. Holo has always hated being around other people, but how will he cope now that he is all alone...?
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    Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student, manages to survive a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a strange man residing in an abandoned building. Though being saved from vampirism and now a human again, several side effects such as superhuman healing abilities and enhanced vision still remain. Regardless, Araragi tries to live the life of a normal student, with the help of his friend and the class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa. When fellow classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs and is caught by Araragi, the boy realizes that the girl is unnaturally weightless. Despite Senjougahara's protests, Araragi insists he help her, deciding to enlist the aid of Oshino, the very man who had once helped him with his own predicament. Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.
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    Baki Hanma is a generally happy student with a rather odd hobby; he likes fighting. Specifically, he likes fighting in a secret martial arts tournament that gathers the greatest fighters of the world and pits them against each other in really nasty combat. Whether you're a sumo wrestler, a karate expert, or a guy who specializes in ripping out your opponent's nerves, you're welcome to participate (as long as you can keep quiet about it, of course). Anyway, Baki may be the youngest fighter the tournament has ever seen, but he's also the best, and he really enjoys what he does.

    AnimeNewsNetwork Links:
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    Moritaka Mashiro (Saiko), with his superb drawing skill, is invited by his writing genius classmate Akito Takagi (Shujin) to tread the difficult path of the mangaka!! His sights are set on his naive yet earnest joint dream with Miho Azuki, who is aiming to become a voice actress!! Saiko and Shujin team up as writer and artist, aiming to be serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, make a hit, and then release an anime. They bring their manuscripts into editors and set off on the road to becoming pro manga artists!! This is a new-age story of manga success!!

    AnimeNewsNetwork Links:
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