Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
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Synonyms: Moyasimon
Japanese: もやしもん
English: Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 159
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 21, 2004 to Jan 22, 2014
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Anthropomorphic Anthropomorphic, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning Two
Authors: Ishikawa, Masayuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 11121,112 users)
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Ranked: #24862
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Popularity: #4104
Members: 5,117
Favorites: 60

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Volumes: /13
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Tadayasu Sawaki has a gift: he can see all kinds of microbes, from the ones that ferment sake to everyday bathroom mold. Not only that, but they're not scientifically accurate but instead cute chibi creatures. When he enters an agricultural university and a professor finds out about his gift, he begins to meet new people that help him discover more about his abilities and himself.


Moyashimon was published in English as Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture by Del Rey Books, who printed the first two volumes from November 24, 2009 to June 22, 2010, before becoming defunct.



Nov 5, 2019

This is an informative and fun manga. If you like good characters and story, go read it.

Story & Characters

The college setting is very rare to see in a market full of high school dramas; Which means all characters are old and mature. If you think there's too much info on the page, just skim through it. I didn't read it for in-depth knowledge on brewing alcohol, I just wanted to have a good read. You will find yourself skipping a lot of pages which are mostly educational which is completely understandable. In fact there is an inside joke where all the characters completely ignore ...
Oct 7, 2019
Moyashimon is a story about agricultural university in Tokyo and its students. The story starts with Tadayasu Sawaki, freshman who has just enrolled and has gift to see the microbes. The story develops around him and a lab of professor Itsuki, where other students gather and do experiments. 159 chapters cover just one year, which is very eventful and full of various situations. Basically, it shows daily life of students and their struggles, with high note on comedy. The author manages to keep the manga very interesting all the chapters long, though some of them don't keep high standards, but are still decent, which is ...
Aug 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Moyashimon is a manga about fermentation. Sounds weird, right? It’s hard to concisely pitch this manga, which is why I’m going the alternate route and just writing an epic. Moyashimon is a character-driven college slice of life about some students and their professor brewing sake and learning a LOT. Seriously, by finishing this manga, I feel like I’ve absorbed a whole semester’s worth of knowledge on microbes, alcohol, and the sake industry. I wonder if that was the intent and rationale behind the college setting? Anyways, the educational slant of this manga is really cool. The author, Masayuki Ishikawa, clearly knows his stuff and is ...

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