is a Japanese harem manga
series written and illustrated by Mizuki Kawashita
. The manga was first serial
in the Japanese magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
from February 2002 to August 2005 and collected in nineteen tankōbon
volumes by publisher Shueisha
between August 2002 and December 2005. The series' licensing rights were later acquired by Viz Media, first publishing the series in Germany after partnering with publishing house Tokyopop
The manga was later adapted into an anime
and several OVAs
by Japanese animation studio Madhouse
, running twenty-six episodes. The anime aired on Animax and TV Asahi from April 2005 to July 2005.
chronicles the school years of Junpei Manaka
, a high school student and aspiring movie director, and his relationships with the girls that enter his life. At the start of the series, he encounters a mysterious girl with strawberry-print panties, whom he quickly becomes intrigued with. Hoping to find her, he finds the notebook of Aya Toujou
nearby, who turns out to be an ordinary-looking girl. However, he soon discovers that Aya is a gifted writer and the two become friends with the collaborative ambition of creating great stories into movies. Meanwhile, he believes the mystery girl to be Tsukasa Nishino
, the most popular girl in his school.
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