Award Winning (211)

Titles which have won prestigious or professional awards in Japan. Examples include the Tokyo Anime Award or Japan Media Arts Festival awards.

Ushio to ToraUshio and Tora

Fujita, Kazuhiro 2023
Ushio to Tora centers around the travails and battles of Ushio Aotsuki, who is constantly being stalked and aided by a gigantic, supernatural and sometimes invisible tiger-like monster.

Ushio's family maintains a Shinto temple in Japan, where ~500 years ago, his samurai ancestor battled that same tiger to a standstill, and eventually trapped him against a rock using a blessed spear called the "Beast Spear," which in addition to its intrinsic formidability as a weapon, can also endow its wielder with the martial ability of the ancestor who originally wielded it.

Ushio accidentally unsealed the cave Tora was trapped in. Initially, Ushio refuses to remove the spear pinning Tora down, but Tora's unsealed presence summons various monsters who wish to fight him, and by extension Ushio. Ushio is forced to free Tora, who would like to eat Ushio, but dares not since Ushio keeps the spear close by. The series focuses on their relationship, interspersed with battles against mythological foes, and with Tora's attempts to grapple with modern life.

(Source: Wikipedia)
Feb 10, 1990 to Oct 9, 1996 | 313 chp | Publishing

Mirumo de Pon!

Shinozuka, Hiromu 2023
Kaede is a cheerful and energetic eighth grader. When it comes to boys, however, she is hopelessly shy.

One day, on her way home from school, Kaede walks into a mysterious shop and buys a colorful cocoa mug. When she reaches home, she casually peeks into the bottom of the mug and discovers an engraved note, which says, "If you read this message aloud while pouring hot cocoa into the mug, a love fairy ("muglox") will appear and grant your every wish." The skeptical but curious Kaede follows the directions and announces her wish to date Yuuki, the class heartthrob. Suddenly, the adorable blue Mirumo appears! We soon find out, however, that this cute little muglox would rather eat chocolate and create mischief than help Kaede

Mirumo, it seems, is prince of the muglox world. Horrified at the prospect of having to marry Rirumu, his princess bride-to-be, Mirumo has escaped the muglox world. Hot on his heels, however, are Rirumu, Yashichi the bounty hunter, and a cast of hundreds of muglox ranging from the good to the bad to the nutty. This gang of adorable troublemakers will see to it that school life for Kaede and her friends is never the same . . .

(Source: Mirmo-Zibang)
Jun 2001 to Dec 2005 | 53 chp | Publishing

Hyouge Mono

Yamada, Yoshihiro 2023
It was the Sengoku-era, when the warlords usurped each other. There was a man whose soul was overtaken by the ways of tea and material greed, as he worked his way up toward greater power and status. His name was Sasuke Furuta, a subordinate warrior of Nobunaga Oda. With his world broadened by Nobunaga the Genius, and his spiritual insight learned from Senno Soueki the Master of Tea, Sasuke drove the road to hyouge. To live or not to live. For the power of the art. That is the question!

(Source: Kodansha)
Aug 18, 2005 to Nov 30, 2017 | 273 chp | Publishing

Yasha

Yoshida, Akimi 2023
Arisue Sei is a youth who lives alone with his mother on an outlying island of Okinawa. Though his mother is quiet and fears being conspicuous, they were living happily. But on a certain day, that tranquility is suddenly destroyed. Sei's mother is killed by a group of mysterious men, and he is taken captive. What kind of secret does he have!?
Jun 13, 1996 to Jun 28, 2002 | 72 chp | Publishing

Hanada Shounen-shi

Isshiki, Makoto 2023
A little bumpkin kid by the name of Ichiro Hanada gets into all kinds of mischief until things take a turn for the nasty. Trying to escape the wrath of his enraged mother, he gets in an accident resulting in 9 stitches on the back of his head, and one little side-effect: a knack for the supernatural. Young Ichiro is now able to communicate with ghosts, who just can’t get off his back with all kinds of requests.

(Source: Entropy)
1993 to 1995 | 41 chp | Publishing

Koutarou Makaritooru!Koutarou Breakthrough!

2023
A high school aged karate expert who is descended from a long line of ninja. While he may be a fighting genius, he lacks common sense and any inhibitions whatsoever. He spends most of his time getting into trouble with school officials, and trying to steal girls' panties; especially Mayumi's. He is very protective of three things: his long hair, his panty collection, and Mayumi. (Source: Wikpedia)
Aug 11, 1982 to Jul 27, 1994 | 600 chp | Publishing

Shura no Mon

Kawahara, Masatoshi 2023
This story is about Mutsu Tsukumo ,a young and normal looking youth who challenges great foes to prove that his style of fighting is the best in the world.His Ryuha, or fighting style is called Mutsu Enmei Ryu.A style that is said to have never lose in its 1000 year history.Tsukumo not yet a perfect fighter also increase his strength as the story progresses.

(Source: MU)
Apr 6, 1987 to Nov 6, 1996 | 320 chp | Publishing

Wild Life

Fujisaki, Masato 2023
Tesshō is a high school juvenile delinquent. He has a special ability of perfect pitch. He saves a wild dog with the help of Kashu, a veterinarian. He later names the wild dog inu (Japanese for "dog"). He then finds his purpose in life: to become a veterinarian.
Apr 18, 2003 to Aug 2008 | 234 chp | Publishing

KurosagiThe Black Swindler

Natsuhara, TakeshiKuromaru 2023
White swindlers (shirosagi) are those that cheat people to take their money, red swindlers (akasagi) are those that swindle the opposite sex, and black swindlers (kurosagi) are those that cheat the white and red swindlers. After his family is swindled by white swindlers, Kurosagi sets out to avenge them by becoming a black swindler.

(Source: ANN)
Nov 13, 2003 to May 29, 2008 | 220 chp | Publishing

Megumi no Daigo (Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M)

Soda, Masahito 2023
Fire, smoke, adrenaline, and fear—when everyone is running to escape from a fire, a few courageous people are running to jump right into the thick of it. Firefighters put their own lives on the line to protect others and Daigo Asahina has always dreamed of becoming one. He's fresh out of the training academy and has been newly assigned to Medaka-Ga-Hama fire station. Cocky and overconfident, Daigo responds to a few calls and is quickly humbled and put in his place—he's still got a lot to learn before he can call himself a true firefighter.

(Source: VIZ Media)
Aug 23, 1995 to Jun 2, 1999 | 182 chp | Publishing

Seito Shokun!

Shouji, Youko 2023
Nakki is a girl full of energy and a torment to her new teachers. She lived with her grandparents and come back to her home, to her weak and sick twin sister and a new school. We are invited to follow her daily life with her firends in the happy and painful process of becoming an adult. They discover that friendship is the most valuable treasure they can have in their lives. From student to teacher, from a girl to woman, we go with Nakki.

(Source: ANN)
Apr 6, 1977 to Jan 30, 1984 | chp | Publishing

Dear Boys Act 2

Yagami, Hiroki 2023
The Mizuho team continues their dream to the National Tournament.
Jul 5, 1997 to Nov 6, 2008 | 136 chp | Publishing

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Abe, GeorgeKakizaki, Masasumi 2023
Six minors (16 or 17 years) answering to the nicknames of Joe, Mario, Suppon, Baremoto, Heitai and Kyabetsu are put into a reformatory for offences such as aggravated assault, swindle, flight, etc. Their stay in hell begins immediately. Accommodated by a doctor paedophile, they are placed under the monitoring of a despotic and brutal crew. Companions of cell of certain Sakuragi (called Anchan), the tension flares up between the band of buddies and their new "friend."

A brawl breaks out and our six prisoners are done rossés by mysterious young man thanks to his boxing talent.

The story will not only follow the lives of these seven characters surviving in their hellish environment, but also their disillusions due to the rejection by the outside world and by their close relations. This is about the extraodinary and invincible friendships between these young men.
Nov 21, 2002 to Jan 4, 2010 | 235 chp | Publishing

Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu

Furuya, Minoru 2023
There are six members of the boy's ping pong club. Two are relatively normal; however, the other four consist of an aspiring sexual deviant, two perverts, and a guy with lethal B.O. Add in a cantakerous girl as a manager, and you have the entire crew.

This series pushes the boundaries of good taste beyond anything the western world has experienced, yet somehow manages to remain vaguely charming. The antics of the ping pong club includes one member's trademark "Protruding Pecker Serve," molesting cross-dressing members, and the infamous "Turtle Sequence," which is much too horrifying to describe.

(Source: MU)
Included one-shots:
Volume 9: 800
Volume 11: Panda ga Deta zo
Mar 15, 1993 to Oct 28, 1996 | 159 chp | Publishing

Hajime-chan ga Ichiban!

Watanabe, Taeko 2023
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 the Okanos were 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.

(Source: MU)
Dec 13, 1988 to Jun 13, 1995 | chp | Publishing

Saint☆OniisanSaint☆Young Men

Nakamura, Hikaru 2023
Saint☆Oniisan is slice-of-life or divine-life, tale of Jesus and Buddha as they try to experience the modern world, in this case, Japan. The manga places a funny twist on religion, attitudes, culture and customs in Japan through the eyes of Jesus and Buddha.

You see Jesus and Buddha experiencing Asakusa, public baths, theme parks, and the internet. Throughout the manga, we get a little history of their divine greatness only to see their apparent insignificance in modern Japanese society. Suffice to say, before people can recognize that they're actually Jesus and Buddha, people think of them as someone who looks like Johnny Depp or a guy with a button on his forehead. For real.
Aug 10, 2006 to ? | chp | Publishing

OishinboOishinbo: À la Carte

Kariya, TetsuHanasaki, Akira 2023
Around the offices of Tozai News, Shiro Yamaoka has a reputation for being over-blunt, under-ambitious, and generally an all-around slacker. So why has he been given the important job of coming up with the "Ultimate Menu" to celebrate the newspaper's 100th anniversary? Because he possesses qualities his other colleagues don't: an exquisitely discerning palate, an encyclopedic knowledge of food and drink, and a masterful touch in the kitchen.

(Source: VIZ Media)
Sep 30, 1983 to May 19, 2014 | 1039 chp | Publishing

Zankoku na Kami ga Shihai suru

Hagio, Moto 2023
The story follows Jeremy, who is sexually abused by his stepfather. Mentally disturbed by this, Jeremy goes down a path of murder; however, he accidentally finds himself the murderer not only of his stepfather, but also his own mother.

Soon his stepbrother Ian begins to suspect him as well as discover the twisted truth about his own father.
May 26, 1992 to May 26, 2001 | 55 chp | Publishing

Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei

Koshita, Tetsuhiro 2023
Danpei Ichihgeki is an energetic boy who is entering elementary school. He is also the son of Daijur Ichigeki, a great Dodgeball player who has vanished with out a trace. Following his father's footstep, Danpei want to be a great Dodgeball player and tries very hard in this game.
1989 to 1995 | chp | Publishing

Yamikin Ushijima-kun

Manabe, Shohei 2023
For those who are desperate for cash, drowning in vice and debt, and with no other means of attaining money lawfully, one is eligible for an absurd offer: a cash loan with an interest rate of 50 percent to be paid back in 10 days. That is the service Kaoru Ushijima, the "loan shark," offers.

In a society in which he believes one cannot live without either taking advantage of or being taken advantage of, Ushijima strives to be the former, operating in the black market and issuing loans to those he knows cannot afford the principal, let alone the mounting interest. However, he intends to have every yen he gives out to be paid back in full.
Yamikin Ushijima-kun follows Ushijima as he wrings his dues out of his customers, believing all of his clients to be undeserving of his compassion. Whether it be prostitution, identity theft, or extortion, there are no miseries Ushijima is unwilling to put his customers through as he journeys through the underworld.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
May 10, 2004 to Mar 4, 2019 | 493 chp | Publishing

Susanoou

Nagai, Go 2023
Story revolves around high school freshman Shingo Susa as he is invited by his crush from middle school Sayuri Shiroyuki to the school's supernatural club. Over the course of the series Susa begins to gain supernatural powers, something that prodigy Rei Uryuu, attempts to awaken to bring out the psychic giant, Susanoou to destroy humanity and establish a new world order.

(Source: MU)
Jul 11, 1979 to Mar 25, 1981 | chp | Publishing

Umimachi Diary

Yoshida, Akimi 2023
A letter comes to the three Kouda sisters in Kamakura, bringing the news of their father's death. A father they hadn't seen since he divorced and left home 15 years ago. Despite feeling indifferent about their father, Yoshino, the middle of the three, and Chika, the youngest, go to Yamagata to attend his funeral on oldest sister Sachi's request. There, they meet Suzu, their young and reliable half sister.

(Source: MU)
Jun 28, 2006 to Sep 28, 2018 | 37 chp | Publishing

Azumi

Koyama, Yuu 2023
Azumi focuses upon the life of the female assassin Azumi. The manga begins an indeterminate number of years after the Battle of Sekigahara, but as the Azumi begins her assassination missions, the manga introduces the characters into mainstream history. Many of the early assassination missions that Azumi undertakes are the assassinations of the prominent supporters and generals of the Toyotomi Clan, against whom the Toyotomi Clan expected to again go to war.

(Source: Wikipedia)
1994 to Nov 14, 2008 | 350 chp | Publishing

Kinou Nani Tabeta?What Did You Eat Yesterday?

Yoshinaga, Fumi 2023
Shirou Kakei, a straitlaced lawyer, cooks gourmet dinners for himself and his longtime gay lover, Kenji Yabuki, a carefree, hippie-ish hairdresser. The story is told through the lens of dinner preparation.

(Source: Entropy)
Feb 22, 2007 to ? | chp | Publishing