Short Program
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Short Program

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Synonyms: Kinkyou, Kousaten mae, Take-off, Change, Plus One, Murasaki, Nani ga Nandaka
Japanese: ショート・プログラム あだち充傑作短編作品集
English: Short Program
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 10, 1984 to Mar 11, 1988
Genre: Romance Romance
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Big Comic
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)


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These short works by a master of manga storytelling are rich with emotion and unexpected outcomes. Decidedly human, they deal with the kinks and quirks of love, lust, missed opportunity, fate, and temptation that make life both tragic and comic.

(Source: VIZ Media)

1. Kinkyou (The Current State of Affairs)
2. Kousaten mae (At the Intersection)
3. Short Program
4. Take-off
5. Change
6. Plus 1
7. Murasaki (Purple)
8-9. Nani ga Nandaka (What's Going On!?)


Short Program was published in English by VIZ Media on October 30, 2000. It has also been published in Italian by Star Comics, French by Tonkam, Spanish by Otakuland and Indonesian by PT Elex Media Komputindo.


Adachi, Mitsuru


Nov 1, 2018
I've been ignoring Short Program for a long time, coz one shots aren't usually my cup of tea. How wrong was I.

Every single chapter of this series is pure Adachi work. If you like this author, you'll enjoy Short Program immensly.

The stories are nice, simple, heart-warming, and interesting. There are plots, and twists, and events, but it falls under the "lovely slice of life" category in my opinion.

Art is definitively Adachi. Vintage, round, dynamic, cute and expressive. Gives an unique vibe.

Characters are also familiar. Same tropes than in his other works, same faces, but it isn't bothersome. Adachi is able to make us believe they ...
Feb 3, 2023
Here is another series of self-contained stories by an author like Mitsuru Adachi, an author who with touch has managed to conquer the hearts of many readers from the nineties to today, making him a great classic of Japanese manga together with other authors, it was almost a pioneer if you will, of the Italian interest in new manga with a different target, touch is placed in the nineties where there was the boom of Japan and all that it brought, not only new manga but also video games and films or cartoons , and publishing houses began to pop up to sell those products ...

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