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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: 7.651 (scored by 1085510,855 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19272
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #862
Members: 21,465
Favorites: 910


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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
Nolberto Jr., Sheldon


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 ...
Apr 18, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Story: If you like to read mangas with stories/plots this one is not for you. There is no overall plot but small random adventures, and in the end you wonder what was the point of all this.

Art: The art was very cute and good but not amazing like some people are claiming. I find the sceneries/backgrounds to be a bit lacking and unimaginative... The whole setting is a bit generic.

Characters: They are well defined but can be cliche. They do not really "develop" or change much. You get to find out about their pasts but the characters themselves dont seem to really change with the ...
Jul 23, 2009
Well, It had such a good concept, but it was so disappointing. There's no direct conflect or objective, and it all seems to lack in action. The whole itself was too short and the chapters were too long. It seems at the end they're right back where they started just so the author has an excuse to do some other manga. I'd say it's more suited for kids

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