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)


Score: 7.301 (scored by 583583 users)
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Ranked: #41372
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Popularity: #10386
Members: 1,229
Favorites: 5

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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.

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Sep 17, 2013
Broken31 (All reviews)
Among the 3 volumes of Short Program, this 1st one contains absolutely the best stories. All the 8 stories tell about LOVE. A wonderful, pure, innocent and poetic love, so hard to find in nowadays stories and nowadays reality.

If you have never read any Adachi's story, you MUST start from this. This single volume really shows how poetic Adachi Mitsuru is.

Of course, if you already love Mitsuru Adachi, you MUST read it.
Nov 1, 2018
Maiathoustra (All reviews)
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 read more


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