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Magnus, a mage who always got yelled at "just shut up and follow my orders!" by the Hero because he was deemed "useless". One day after getting fed up with his party he left, upon leaving he met a merchant that sold him a mysterious book.
And it turned out that the book which was written in the god's language was actually an ultimate encyclopaedia book that had a lot of useful information on how to defeat the Demon Lord!
Thanks to that book, he was able to know about boss monsters' weaknesses and raise his level more efficiently, data about important people, and it even had info on complete gourmet spots in any city! Moreover, by using his wits and scheming mind, he's even able to outclass the hero party! With the ultimate encyclopaedia in his hands, advance to the true route to defeat the Demon Lord!

Magnus wasn't chosen by destiny to be the hero. That's why, He's going to beat the Demon Lord with his own power and wits and save the world.


Webnovel : https://ncode.syosetu.com/n6309ex/
Japanese Light Novel: Bookwalker
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A new story from the duo behind the Kami-sama no Iutoori series.

Humanity had to flee the Earth and venture into space to save itself. When five children finally awaken on their ship, they find they are all that remain...
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Mysterious monsters attack the people of Japan, but heroes are there to protect them with powers that run on a rate of yen per second. For Hiasa Sen however, there are much more important things to worry about, like catching sales on groceries, his many part time jobs and most importantly, taking care of his little sister. When danger approaches however, he has a secret power of his own, but it may be more trouble than it's worth.
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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
Season 2
Live-action movie
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Kentarou's former shogi teacher taught him to (metaphorically) dive into the 81 squares of the shogi board. Thus, his nickname is "81 Diver". He has failed to enter the professional league of shogi competition. However, he continues to play the game for a living by gambling at amateur shogi clubs.
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"Now that I'm back, I won't allow my loved ones to die again!"

The Shadow Labyrinth - the deadliest catastrophe humanity has ever known.
Desir Arman, one of the six remaining survivors of mankind, is inside the Labyrinth. The six of them attempt to clear the final level of the Labyrinth but ultimately fail, and the world comes to an end.
However, when Desir thought he would meet his demise, what appears before him is the world... thirteen years ago?!

Desir is returned to the past, back to the time when he enrolled at the nation's finest magic academy, Havrion. He is reunited with his precious friends, and he is determined to change the past to save the world and his loved ones...!

Three years remain before the emergence of the Shadow World!
Change the past and gather powerful comrades to save mankind!

German/Deutsch:
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The manga centers around Teruasa Oda, a high school senior gifted in smarts, looks, and money. This seemingly perfect scion of Japan's powerful Oda Group gets caught in a nightmarish game with the son of the Belmont mafia family's boss.
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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:
  • Author's Twitter
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    The world has been invaded by aliens and most of mankind was driven underground, but in a town where it rains incessantly, a young girl named Kanon Kouzuki has other things on her mind. Being one of the few civilians to remain living and working aboveground, she is now reunited with her unrequited love turned alien fighting celebrity Sousuke Sakai. Her eyes now completely fixated on him, she starts to notice new things about her loved one. Will he be the same boy she fell for once upon a time, or will he have turned into a completely different person?

    Español:
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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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    "Akuten Wars," a game in which the players fight with devil and angel cards.

    The main character is middle school student Roto. One day an angel appears in his dreams and tells him that devils are using the game to take control of the world. He thinks it's just a dream, but then a classmate who is playing the game seems like he is possessed by a demon…
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    "Alcafus" is the story of Tasuku—the protagonist—who one day as a child meets a mysterious girl with animal ears and tail. Finding her collapsed at the shrine, Tasuku presents her some candy and looks after her. 10 Years later, hearing her voice calling for him he returns to the shrine, and strays into a mysterious world.

    [RUS]
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    Since the alien Gitai invaded the Earth, the humankind has been retreating. Now that Japan is almost surrounded by the Gitai, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many new recruits forced into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill aliens. On a joint mission with the US special force led by Rita, known as the Bitch of the War, Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn.
    After 4 times of "death," Kiriya realizes that he has to win the battle to get out of the loop...

    Notes:
  • The 2014 movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' starring Tom Cruise is an adaptation of the original novel.
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    Ray and Trice grew up together in this post apocalyptic world. She was his only friend. But then one day...
    An unwelcomed guest arrives and Says "Glory to Humans"
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    A comic omnibus that consists of three different stories. The first story is about the underworld, the second about the living world and the third about the world of the gods. A satire about the world and the fate of gods and men are seen through Korea's traditional gods and several main characters...

    The Underworld:
    When Kim Ja-hong dies, he finds himself being escorted to the next world by two employees of the afterlife. There, he meets an unusual lawyer that will accompany him through the Underworld's Seven Hells where his life will be judged by the gods. Meanwhile, the grim reapers chase down a vengeful spirit that refuses to go to the underworld due to some unfinished business.

    **English translation status**
    On hiatus.
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    Luchiru is a Majin who lives beneath the surface of the earth.

    He was sent to the surface of the earth as a Spy to gather information in order to defeat the humans living on the surface.

    But the problem is Majins have a different understanding about Humans, they strongly believe that the Human Race is far more superior than the Majins in every sort of way, but in fact it is the other way around.

    How would Luchiru survive in the Human World where he has a different point of view on the strength of Humans, where he strongly believed that just a touch would make him combust and be disintegrated in an instant?!
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    Depicting the story of a shut-in, Kirihara Yukito, after being reincarnated into another world.
    His peaceful life with his precious caring sister, Sana, suddenly come to an end when a beast appeared and attack them, thus reincarnating him into the “Ever World”. Moreover, knowing that Sana also got reincarnated into the Ever World, for the sake of finding his beloved little sister he begins his journey in another world….
    • -- (8.53)
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    Ashito Aoi, a third year middle school student from Ehime, meets Fukuda Tatsuya, a "J Youth League" coach. Even though he's still rough around the edges, Ashito has such amazing potential that he gets invited by coach Fukuda to participate in his team's try-outs in Tokyo. The story of the boy who will revolutionize football in Japan begins to unfold.

    Seinen sports (football) series, serialized on Big Comic Spirits. Winner of the "Best General Manga" category in the 65th edition of the Shogakukan Awards.
    • -- (8.35)
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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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    In an experimental school in Japan students are instructed to download a mobile app named TROIA designed to improve their education, enhance their interpersonal skills and encourage social activities by completing 'Quests' that are randomly sent to each student.

    Sounds like a bit of fun but there is a catch, the bottom ranking student each week gets expelled and soon students find out that the 'Quests' are not as innocent as they appear nor strictly bound by rules.

    Friendship, trust, respect, knowledge, skills, every student will be tested to their limit as failure is not an option!
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    Among the class transported to another world, Nagumo Hajime is an ordinary male student who didn’t have ambition nor aspiration in life, and thus called “Incompetent” by his classmates.

    The class was summoned to become heroes and save a country from destruction. Students of the class were blessed with cheat specifications and cool job class, however, it was not the case with Hajime, with his profession as a “Synergist”, and his very mediocre stats. “Synergist”, to put it in another word was just artisan class. Being the weakest, he then falls to the depth of the abyss when he and his classmates were exploring a dungeon. What did he find in the depth of the abyss, and can he survive?

    French


    Polish / Polski



    Links:
  • Official English Light Novel
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    In this world, men live on islands floating in the clouds. But the heavens are also the domain of "dragon fish", gigantic monsters hostile to humans and their ships ... Yuu is one of the guards responsible for protecting citizens from their attacks. In the company of Asebi, a young android, he decided to go on an adventure.
    His goal? Discover the ancient island of Brant, capital of the legendary archipelago of Waldecia, who hold many vestiges of human civilization at the time of its heyday!
    • -- (7.58)
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    (en-US)
    Oda Akira, a high school student who excels in erasing his presence, was summoned along with his classmates to another world.
    In this world of sword and magic, Akira and his classmates were asked to become heroes and bring down the demon king.
    Having a bad feeling about the king and the princess who asked them, Akira uses his special skills to sneak into the king’s library, in hopes of discovering the truth.
    Whether to help or abandon his classmates who knew nothing, it all depended on Akira.


    (ru-RU)


    French
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    In the world where only the aristocrats have the power to fight the monster – mana. A youth named Kufa is dispatched as a tutor to find Mareida's talent, a nuisance girl born in a duke's family. If she is not talented, assassinate her. – that, is the dark side of his task.

    Avec son identité fabriquée, Kuufa rencontre pour la première fois sa jeune élève sans talent, Melida. Il a désormais trois ans pour lui faire atteindre un niveau digne d'un Paladin, ou la faire disparaître si jamais elle ne montre pas de signe de progrès.
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    English:
    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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    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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    Now, the curtain opens on an unprecedented story -
    The night of New Year's Eve.
    There is a countdown party at the luxury hotel "Babel".
    Dissatisfied with his own status quo, the fate of the rookie hotel keeper Kota greatly changes by his encounter with mystery guests Ozaki and Naomi.
    And on the morning of New Year's Day, Kota witnesses a "world-changing moment" .
    With the "Babel" as the stage, and with a complex web of human relations, what is Kota's mission!?
    A "super" unpredictable story by Kinoshita Hanta, with vivid artwork by Noriyuki Inoue!!!
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    Maruo Eiichirou (Ei-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He's instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join Ei-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication and work ethic.
    -Won the Best Shounen on the 38th Kodansha Manga Award

    AnimeNewsNetwork Links:
    Season 1
    Season 2
    • -- (7.78)
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    It was just a usual morning.

    Akira Shiroyanagi, a high schooler who loves games and Konpeito (Japanese sweets), has suddenly been dragged into a battlefield by a mysterious girl who calls herself Mion. The participants are told that they are "erased from the family register, involved in an experiment, and gained certain powers."

    Akira is determined to win the game with his newfound powers and destroy the organization. Armed with a power no one expects and his "brain" skills, the new period of intelligence battle of begins!
    • -- (8.07)
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    In the future, random Jr. High School classes are chosen to compete in a game called Battle Royale. The rules: only one student can survive after 3 days on an island or else they all perish. Weapons are handed out and each student is sent out into the field alone and unprepared for the horror that awaits them. The classmates turn upon themselves in a battle for survival, treaties are made and broken, and former friends become foes as the relentless countdown continues. Amid the betrayals and rising body count, two classmates confess their love for each other and swear to survive this deadly game together.

    Links:
    AnimeNewsNetwork (live-action movie)
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    If you're born in Japan and you play football, you'll eventually want to wear the national team uniform! It's the same for everyone! Ichijou Ryuu is a boy whose dream is to become Japan's national representative. With his twin childhood friends, Yuuto and Yuki, their first goal is to win the Japan U-12 Football Championship!
    The excitement of a one-on-one! The tension in front of goal! The elation from pulling off the perfect link up play! The essence of what makes football enjoyable is here.

    Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for Best Shonen Manga in 2014.


    Russian / Русский:
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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.

    Italian / Italiano


    French / Français
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    In the Ben-to series:

    V.1 - Ben-to Zero: Road to Witch
    Bargain hunters seek the best deals and compete against each other to obtain the product on sale. Yarizui Sen, who just moved into town and started living on her own, is introduced into the cutthroat world of bento bargain sales.

    Near closing time, supermarkets put unsold bentos, prepackaged meals, on sale and hungry competitors who call themselves wolves fight against each other to see who gets the right to purchase the delicious and cheap meal. Sen learns under the most feared competitor of the town and trains to use her hunger as a source of obtaining the half off bentos.

    V.2 - Ben-to Another: Ripper's Night

    V.3 - Ben-to: À la carte
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    In this world, there are two types of people. Those Who have powerful "skills", and those who don't. People born with powerful skills, exterminate monsters to level up and become successful, while people without them, become failures,who are treated harshly by society. Follow the story of Fate, a guy who works as a gatekeeper, and whose only skill is gluttony, a skill that only makes him hungry.

    French / Français:


    Russian / Русский:


    Links:
  • Author's Twitter
  • Original Web Novel (Raw)
  • Original Comic on [ Comic Ride | NicoNico ] (Raw)
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    Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church, and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus. However, as they grew up, some differences between them became plain. Yuno was a genius with magic, with amazing power and control, while Asta could not use magic at all, and tried to make up for his lack by training physically. When they received their Grimoires at age 15, Yuno got a spectacular book with a four-leaf clover (most people receive a three-leaf-clover), while Asta received nothing at all. However, when Yuno was threatened, the truth about Asta's power was revealed, he received a five-leaf clover Grimoire, a "black clover"! Now the two friends are heading out in the world, both seeking the same goal!

    Polish / polski:

    Portuguese (BR) / Português (BR):

    Links:
    AnimeNewsNetwork (special)
    AnimeNewsNetwork (anime)
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    As a descendant of shinobi, Jirou Azuma has been learning ninja techniques his entire life. But in addition to that, he also has the ability to talk to animals. One day when he rescues a strange black cat named Ragou, he learns that the world is filled with spirits called mononoke that can take the form of both people and animals. However, their meeting is cut short when they are attacked by a hostile mononoke who is after Ragou's power.

    Officially published:
  • In French by Ki-oon
  • In Spanish by Norma Editorial
  • In German by Kazé
  • In Italian by Panini Comics
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    The vampire Staz is one of the most powerful district bosses in the demon world, fending off everyone who dares challenge him. But secretly, the fearsome Staz is obsessed with human culture, especially video games, manga, and everything that comes from Japan! When a Japanese girl wanders into the demon world, Staz can’t wait to meet the human and learn everything he can about her world. Unfortunately, before he’s able to ask her anything, the girl is killed by one of his would-be usurpers, leaving just her bare soul behind. Staz vows to help the girl restore her body and return to her former life—especially since it means taking a trip to the human world himself!

    Link:
    AnimeNewsNetwork (anime)
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    When Shouta finally finds a clue to his missing brother’s disappearance, he mysteriously wakes up in a room he’s never seen before. The events of this room are broadcast online, and the only link with the outside is voice chat with the viewers of the broadcast. In the midst of this extreme environment, a battle royale style murder game begins!
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    Yoichi Isagi lost the opportunity to go to the national high school championships because he passed to his teammate who missed instead of shooting himself. Isagi is one of 300 U-18 strikers chosen by Jinpachi Ego, a man who was hired by the Japan Football Association after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to guide Japan to winning the World Cup by destroying Japanese football. Ego's plan is to isolate the 300 strikers into a prison-like institution called "Blue Lock", in order to create the world's biggest "egotist"/striker, which has been lacking in Japanese football.

    Polish/ Polski:
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    In his second to last year of high school, the dispassionate but studious, Yatora Yaguchi finally finds a calling in art. With no prior art experience, he decides to work towards applying to an art university. A decision with potentially disastrous results.

    Links:
  • Artist’s Twitter
  • Artist’s Pixiv

    Winner of the 13th Manga Taisho Award in 2020.
    Winner of the 44th Kodansha Manga Awards for best general manga in 2020.
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