Emperor to Issho
The Emperor and I
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Emperor to Issho

Alternative Titles

Japanese: エンペラーといっしょ
English: The Emperor and I
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 28, 2015 to Jul 12, 2017
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: mato (Story & Art)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 20522,052 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4278
Members: 4,849
Favorites: 67

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MangaShounen Jump+mato (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /43


One day something emerges from high school girl Kaho's refrigerator—an emperor penguin, the largest of all penguins! When this emperor joins the household, fun and wacky antics with family and friends ensue!

(Source: VIZ Media)


Emperor to Issho was published digitally in English as The Emperor and I by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from June 27, 2017 to June 26, 2018.




Mar 27, 2020
I found this series on the Shonen Jump section of Viz's website and was simultaneously baffled and completely overjoyed. Its quirky premise combined with the adorable yet slightly crude art style formed a great slice of life story about a mysterious Emperor penguin. The interactions among all of the characters was absolutely charming and very well done, leading to a cute story that had me completely invested. It even had a perfect ending that, while feeling like a sort of cliff hanger, actually works very well as a way to make the world feel alive and interesting yet oddly complete.

The story can easily be read ...
Apr 19, 2021
"Why did everyone just accept this bird that came out of nowhere?! Are you trying to tell me that I'm the weird one here?"
- Minami Ryo, Chapter 20

What is there to say about this short series that hasn't already be said in its synopsis?

Emperor to Issho is cute, it is fun, and it is as ridiculous as the premise implies. The short and episodic nature of the story means that it isn't trying to make anyone take it seriously. It fits perfectly in the 'slice of life' genre despite this element though. The lack of overly grand moments makes it more a human story ...
Jul 9, 2023
This manga was honestly amazing. If you are like me and love penguins then this manga is for you. Loved all 4 volumes and each chapter was such an enjoyment. I honestly will reread this anytime, if I am bored or just want to read manga, that's how good this manga is to me. Without going into spoilers, the story was honestly very unique. Usually the manga everyone loves including fighting scenes, violence, etc but this manga honestly was much more approachable and easy to read. The art style alone should hint that everyone should read this. Besides the art style, the character are also ...

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