Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
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English: Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
Synonyms: Moyasimon
Japanese: もやしもん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 159
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 21, 2004 to Jan 22, 2014
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Ishikawa, Masayuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Morning Two


Score: 7.551 (scored by 912912 users)
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Ranked: #22752
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Popularity: #3487
Members: 3,947
Favorites: 47
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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.

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Mar 7, 2018
somaisbatman (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 5, 2019
bot_dmitri (All reviews)

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 read more
Oct 7, 2019
valtiel01 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 1, 2011
marusamarento (All reviews)
Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture (or Moyasimon as Del Ray chooses to spell it for the North American release) is a slice-of-life manga with a strong informative slant and comedic character-based interactions. The highlight, of course, being the super cute happy microbes who just want to ~brew.

Moyashimon is ongoing, with 11 volumes at present, though only 2 have been translated and released officially and only the first one is floating around the Internet. The first two volumes coincide with the anime.

Despite the "super power" nature of Tadayasu's ability to see and interact with microbes, the manga doesn't dwell on that point and simply follow Sawaki Tadayasu's read more

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