Ranked #1504

+Anima (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: +Anima
Synonyms: Plus Anima, Parallel +Anima
Japanese: +ANIMA


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 27, 1999 to Jan 27, 2005
Authors: Mukai, Natsumi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Comic Gao!


Score: 7.781 (scored by 7254 users)
Ranked: #15042
Popularity: #300
Members: 12,716
Favorites: 740
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Beings who possess animal-like powers walk among humans in this alternate universe. These mysterious mutants, the +Anima, are shunned by society. Four outcasts in particular—Cooro, a boy with crow-like powers; Husky, a fish-boy; Senri, a bear +Anima; and a girl named Nana, who wields the power of the bat—search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.

(Source: Tokyopop)


+Anima was published in English by Tokyopop from May 9, 2006 to December 9, 2008.


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Mar 1, 2010
Ahh, +Anima. Half the readers probably stumbled upon this manga because its name is, alphabetically, one of the first to appear on a manga-hosting website.The other half probably just liked the word "anima" because it sounded pretty. Despite what coincidental "methods" we readers used to find it, +Anima was far from something meagerly amusing, and in fact, was engrossingly endearing in its own right. You can tell a professional storyteller from an amateur one, and Natsumi Mukai is by far the former. A story that's able to be told with stunning and consistent aesthetics, married with heartwarming character development and engaging subplots is difficult to read more
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Jan 31, 2015
+anima was overall an amazing manga I enjoyed every chapter too my hearts content. the charters felt like they had real personality's and I felt that they really grew over the time this manga continued, The story was amazing and I could for the most part never guess what would happen next there were many twists and turns and it was so well built and thought-out there was never a dull moment in this manga. The art was really cute but at the same time quite detailed which I enjoyed.

There was a very calming sensation around the whole thing but sometimes I would crack up read more
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May 27, 2015
This is one of the first manga series I've read. I think I went from Fullmetal Alchemist to this, which was more than a slight change of pace.
This is a really cute manga about a bunch of really cute characters who go on cute adventures. Why? I don't really remember. I'm not sure if that was ever really established. I think they gave a reason for all of the characters coming together, but the reason that satisfies me more is BECAUSE THE PLOT MUST GO ON!
As for that plot, it's not a story where every event builds onto the next. It's more of a collection read more
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Jun 19, 2008
First of all +Anima is a great manga for anybody that loves great artwork and awesome characters. It isn't for everyone becouse there isn't a lot to the story and there isn't a lot of action.

Story: The story received a 7/10 because it wasn't all that special. The four main characters,Cooro, Husky, Senri, and Nana, walk around the world of +Anima in search of a true home. This doesn't sound all that special but it is because on their travels they encounter villains and friends alike, as well as other +Anima which makes the story a little more interesting.

Art: This is what I think read more
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I consider Arcana a more mature version of Anima. There is still the animal-eared people who are outcasted, but Arcana is more of a romance with royalty and a darker plot. Anima is a sweeter story about young(er) teens trying to find a place to belong.  
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