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Synonyms: Plus Anima, Parallel +Anima
Japanese: +ANIMA
English: +Anima
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 27, 1999 to Jan 27, 2005
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Dengeki Comic Gao!
Authors: Mukai, Natsumi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 1041710,417 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18302
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #808
Members: 20,580
Favorites: 888


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+Anima are rare and mysterious human-like beings capable of transforming their body into the form of an animal, but they are ostracised from society by humans. Cooro, a young orphaned +Anima with the abilities of a crow, struggles to find acceptance and belonging. Having been found on a church altar as a baby, he knows little of his origins and his species despite the poor reputation they receive. Thus, he resolves to search for more of his kind.

Together with his newfound companions—Husky, Nana Alba, and Senri—Cooro embarks on a quest to meet other outcasts and discover their place in an unforgiving world. As the bond between the four +Anima grows to become unbreakable throughout their travels, a sense of adventure seems everlasting. However, the group soon realizes that finding somewhere to belong might prove more challenging than previously anticipated.

+Anima follows the hardships and adventures of Cooro and his friends as they learn of the difficulties and prejudice experienced by their kin.

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+Anima was licensed by Tokyopop in the United States and Canada, publishing an English translation of the series from May 9, 2006 to December 9, 2008. Madman Entertainment licensed the manga in Australia and New Zealand.


Alba, Nana
Brighton, Marca

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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 ...
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 ...
Nov 21, 2007
I'm very surprised there isn't already a review for +anima.

+Anima is a very unique manga in it's storyline and characters. Although +anima doesn't have a set storyling except for the characters exploring new places and meeting acquaintances, it is still very enjoyable.

The characters are very well developed. Frequently at the end of a volume, Natsumi Mukai will often have a page or two describing the characters. As you progress in the manga, you'll notice that the characters become more and more developed with traits that make them unique.

I really loved this manga for it's great art, wonderful characters, and it was very enjoyable. ...

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