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They wanted to die for their own reasons. Juri Mutou is the daughter of a once-famous pianist whose career came to an end after giving birth to her. After a traumatic event she experienced as a teenager, Juri has attempted suicide three times and has come to hate her mother. With her life clouded due to a dark past, her aunt Monica, a member of the clergy, invites her to visit a convict sentenced to death. Yuu is a death row inmate charged with murdering three people, leading to many attempts at ending his own life within his jail cell. He frequently receives letters from Monica, who hopes to help him, but sees this as an act of pity. But when Yuu decides to meet Monica to say that he wants her to stop sending letters, he encounters Juri, a meeting that would change both of their lives. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Comic Bunch

Mar 28, 2008
92,129 8.63
Nana Komatsu is a naive, unmotivated girl who spends her high school days chasing one crush after the other. Despite continually facing failure in her quest for love, her spirits have never dampened. At the age of 20, she finds herself on a train to Tokyo with hopes of reuniting with her current boyfriend. Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is feisty and prideful. After joining a local band during her high school days, she falls in love with music and one of the band members. However, when faced with the choice between her relationship and her musical career, she chooses the latter and separates from her boyfriend. On her 20th birthday, she boards the same train to Tokyo, like her namesake, where she aims to become a top vocalist. The two girls with the same name but very different aspirations find themselves sitting together on their journey to the city, and, as fate would have it, eventually share the same apartment. A deep and unique bond is then forged, where they will support each other in this saga of love, music, friendship, and heartbreak. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Cookie

May 26, 2000
78,265 8.71
At a very young age, Kousei Arima was strictly taught how to play the piano and meticulously follow the score by his mother, to the point where he dominated every competition he entered with ease. He earned the title of "Human Metronome" for performing almost perfectly. Every musician of his age looked up to him. However, after his mother suddenly dies, he became tone-deaf due to the shock and then disappeared, never to be seen onstage since. Two years later, Kousei lives a monotonous life with his childhood friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari supporting him. He continues to cling to music, although performing is still an impossibility for him. This is until his unexpected encounter with Kaori Miyazono, a violinist who performs freely without the dictations of a score. A story of friendship, love, music, and a single lie, Kousei's life begins to change and gain color as Kaori helps him to take up music again. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Shounen Magazine (Monthly)

Apr 6, 2011
63,697 8.63
Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka wasted away his middle school days listening to Japanese pop music and apathetically trudging through life—until a casual run-in with the enigmatic guitarist Ryuusuke "Ray" Minami. Through this encounter, Koyuki realizes what he has been missing all this time as Ray introduces him to western rock music and jumpstarts his desire to play guitar. Although various struggles plague his path to rock fame, Koyuki refuses to abandon the passion that gave his life purpose, balancing it together with school, work, and friends. Beck tells the story of the love and trial that accompanies pursuing a professional career in music as Koyuki and Ray work toward realizing the guitarist's dream of the ultimate band. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Shounen Magazine (Monthly)

Feb 17, 2000
49,672 8.68
The story follows the life of Yuu Haruna, who recently moved into Tokyo with his sisters after their father is forced to transfer overseas on work. On his way to buy dinner while looking at his Twitter account, a high school girl suddenly crashes into him. Thinking he was taking upskirt pictures of her, the girl takes Yuu's phone, breaks it, and slaps him before leaving Yuu lying on the ground. As it turns out, this girl—Fuuka Akitsuki—also goes to the school Yuu is transferring to. Unlike most people, Fuuka doesn't own a cellphone; she even listens to music using a CD player. Eventually these two become closer, and decide to form a band with their friends and enter the professional world of music. With Fuuka around, what will now become of Yuu's new life in Tokyo? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Shounen Magazine (Weekly)

Feb 12, 2014
40,103 7.43
At the tender age of twelve, Mitsuki Kouyama has a sarcoma in her throat. Though this rare cancer can be cured by removing her vocal cords, Mitsuki refuses because of her desire to become a pop singer and keep her childhood promise to Eichi Sakurai, her first love who left for America. Unable to both heal and keep her voice, she allows her health to deteriorate as she accepts her tragic fate. One day, while escaping the home of her music-hating grandmother to attend an audition, Mitsuki meets two shinigami Takuto Kira and Meroko Yui. Realizing that Mitsuki can see them, Takuto and Meroko reveal to her that she will die in a year. Moved by her plight, Takuto allows Mitsuki the chance to pursue her dream by giving her the ability to transform into a healthy sixteen-year-old girl. After being chosen for a contract with Seed Records, Mitsuki makes her debut under the stage name Full Moon and chooses to pursue her dream music career before her life's end. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Included one-shot: Volume 2: Ginyuu Meika

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Ribon Magazine

Dec 1, 2001
31,672 8.07
Hirasawa Yui, a young, carefree girl entering high school, has her imagination instantly captured when she sees a poster advertising the 'Light Music Club.' Being the carefree girl that she is, she quickly signs up. However, Yui has a problem, she is unable to play an instrument. When Yui goes to the clubroom to explain, she's greeted by the other members: Ritsu, Mio and Tsumugi. Although disheartened at Yui's lack of musical know-how, they still try to convince her to stay to prevent the club's disbandment. After playing Yui a short piece which re-ignites her imagination, they succeed in keeping their new member and guitarist. Along with the tasks of school and homework, Yui begins to learn the guitar with the help of the other band members, experiencing many mishaps along the way. However, with the school-festival drawing near and Yui getting stuck with her practice, will the Light Music Club be ready in time for their debut? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Manga Time Kirara

Apr 9, 2007
28,509 7.77
Constantly transferring schools since childhood, Kaoru Nishimi has always been seen as a social outcast when he transfers due to his intellectual nature and wealthy background. But after moving to Kyushu for his first year of high school, things begin to change when Kaoru befriends the class president Ritsuko Mukae and, unexpectedly, the notorious school delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi. While Kaoru is an honors student, Sentarou is constantly getting into fights and skipping class. However, these two opposites find a common ground in one thing—music. One day, Kaoru is invited by Ritsuko to visit her family's record store, where he finds Sentarou in the basement showcasing his skill in jazz drumming. Kaoru, being a classical pianist, knows nothing about jazz. But inspired by the performance, he begins to open his mind to the genre alongside Sentarou. The duo begin to practice in after-school jazz sessions in the record store's basement. As he spends more time improving his skills in jazz, Kaoru finds a person whom he can truly call his friend, and comes to learn the joys of playing music. Sakamichi no Apollon follows their story of friendship and love brought together by jazz. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Flowers (Monthly)

Sep 28, 2007
22,614 8.56
Sixteen-year-old Ai Hoshino is a talented and beautiful idol who is adored by her fans. She is the personification of a pure, young maiden. But all that glitters is not gold. Gorou Honda is a countryside gynecologist and a big fan of Ai. So when the pregnant idol shows up at his hospital, he is beyond bewildered. Gorou promises her a safe delivery. Little does he know, an encounter with a mysterious figure would result in his untimely death—or so he thought. Opening his eyes in the lap of his beloved idol, Gorou finds that he has been reborn as Aquamarine Hoshino—Ai's newborn son! With his world turned upside down, Gorou soon learns that the world of showbiz is paved with thorns, where talent does not always beget success. Will he manage to protect Ai's smile that he loves so much with the help of an eccentric and unexpected ally? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Young Jump

Apr 23, 2020
17,052 8.20
Shuichi Shindou is determined to take his band Bad Luck to the top of the Japanese pop charts. With his drive, talent, and satiny singing voice, he just might stand a chance. But Fate throws a wrench into his well-oiled machine in the form of a handsome stranger named Yuki, a romance writer with an attitude. Yuki is Shuichi's biggest critic, but as the two young artists gravitate towards each other, friendship, and perhaps something more, is sure to blossom. (Source: Tokyopop)

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Kimi to Boku

?? ??, 1996
13,236 7.61
Sakuta loves to keep his earphones in his ears at all times because he loves to hear the world through his earphones. He especially loves the band INCEST and the singer, named IVE (pronounced eve), who is like an idol to him. One day when he visits the music shop, he gets his hands on a concert ticket for INCEST. Surprised and excited about the concert, Sakuta goes to the concert and he sees the band. He also sees IVE, who he notices is the new transfer student who transferred to his school the very same day. When their eyes meet, the music stops, and IVE stops singing. She looks into the crowd and asks the audience to make room for her to pass by. She walks down the middle of the aisle, towards Sakuta, and the next thing he notices, IVE is hugging him tightly saying, "I've wanted to meet you!" WHAT!? (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Young Champion Retsu

Feb 17, 2009
12,607 6.92
Souichi Negishi is a common boy, timid, quiet. He loves flowers, walking and musical hits like the ones that radios play. But he is also Krauzer II, leader of Detroy Metal City (DMC), the most popular underground metal band of Japan! Souichi would like to change his life and start to play Swedish pop songs with peaceful and loving lyrics instead of the violent and vulgar ones of DMC, but when he is playing with his band he completely changes his attitude and behavior...

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Young Animal

Apr 22, 2005
12,244 8.08
In the middle of a forest rests an abandoned piano. If one were to walk by, they may hear music coming from it, and sitting at the chair is a young boy: Kai Ichinose. He lives with his young, single mother—who works as a prostitute—and he is somewhat of a troublemaker at school when it comes to defending transfer student Shuuhei Amamiya from class bullies. Shuuhei comes from a family of distinguished pianists, so he is expected to follow in their footsteps. He practices rigorously every day to live up to his parents' expectations. Meanwhile, Kai—with help from his teacher, a former pianist legend—wants to not only reach Shuuhei's level of success, but also wants to become the best pianist from Japan. This rivalry between the two friends will not only raise their talents to new levels, but it will also inspire other rising pianists from all over the world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Morning

Aug 5, 1998
12,020 8.37
When they were young, Nino Arisugawa and Momo Sakaki had promised that if they were ever separated, they would use their song to find each other again. However, Momo moved away without notice, leaving Nino with a constant urge to scream. For this reason, she begins wearing a mask. During this time, while still missing her first love, Nino encounters Kanada "Yuzu" Yuzuriha, a boy her age who composes music and gives her the nickname "Alice." Nino falls in love with his music, while Yuzu falls in love with her. Every Wednesday they would meet at the beach—but one day, Yuzu also stops coming. Six years later, Nino and Yuzu reunite in high school—unbeknownst to her, Momo has also entered the same school. Holding on to the childhood promise she made with him, Nino sings Yuzu's songs, hoping that her voice can still reach Momo. However, while she tirelessly tries to reach him, Yuzu continues to long for her, escalating a love triangle that has been built across years of separation. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Included one-shot: Volume 13: Tsuiraku Jelly

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Hana to Yume

Apr 20, 2013
11,971 7.60
People everywhere admire the popular idol group AKB48, and Hiroko Yoshinaga is no different. She dreams of becoming a member of AKB48, but stage fright gets in the way of every audition. Having failed so many times, Yoshinaga decides to tryout one last time before giving up for good. Though uninterested in idols, Minoru Urayama wants to help Yoshinaga realize her dream. Disguising himself as a girl named "Urakawa Minori," he participates in the audition for AKB48 as well, hoping to assist Yoshinaga through the tryouts. However, things go better than expected when both Yoshinaga and "Minori" are recruited! As he enters the world of pop music, Minoru must continue to hide his secret all while supporting Yoshinaga's dreams and finding one of his own. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Shounen Magazine (Weekly)

Aug 25, 2010
11,200 7.65
Every few years, the prestigious Seiso Academy holds a prominent musical competition, and only the very best students at the Academy are allowed to participate. Though all are eligible to apply, only students from the music department actually make it to the competition...until now. (Source: VIZ Media)

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LaLa

Mar 5, 2004
10,514 7.83
Lucia is the new girl at school. She and her sister run a public bath that's all the rage. When Lucia meets a terrific-looking surfer boy, there's just one little problem: Lucia is a mermaid-not just any mermaid, but a princess on an important mission to save the seven seas from an evil force bent on taking control of the marine world. Such a responsibility doesn't leave much time for romance. But Lucia vows to protect her world and win the heart of handsome Kaito. (Source: Del Rey) Included one-shots: Volume 7: Moonlight Goddess Diana, Get Nude, Cherry Blossom

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Nakayoshi

Sep ??, 2002
7,671 6.95
Crash is about a girl named Hana who has a very unusual gift. Her home is a talent agency and she helps her mother using her "gift". She literally has nosebleeds when she sees someone with celebrity potential. Naturally, this is a secret she keeps from her classmates. On the company's anniversary, Hana is sent to find a new awesome talent. And that's when the story unfolds... (Source: MU) Included one-shots: Volume 3: Wagamama Hime no Yakusoku Volume 5: Piyokko 24 Volume 7: Good★Game

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Ribon Magazine

Apr 3, 2007
6,731 7.47
Enter Hikawa Naomi, son of a music critic and Ebisawa Mafuyu, a young prodigy pianist who suddenly dissapeared from the music world. Together they formed a rockband with members involved in classical and rock music.

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Dengeki Maoh

Feb 26, 2011
6,569 7.48
The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai. (Source: MU)

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Big Comic

May 10, 2013
5,749 8.15
1-3. Mashikaku Rock 4. Tonari no Hanako-san 5. Sayonara Sankaku 6. Tsui Me de Otteshimaimashita.

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Bessatsu Margaret

Mar 27, 2010
5,068 7.24
Once again, we join Sentarou, Kaoru and their friends in a short jam session of friendship, music and love. 1. Junichi and Yurika, after Junichi's move to Tokyo 2. A short story about Kouta, Ritsuko and the guy who answered the phone when Kaoru called Ritsuko 3. Tsutomu Murae (Ritsuko's dad) and how he finds his way into Jazz 4. Sentarou Kawabuchi and how he discovers his new resolve 5. After story...

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Flowers (Monthly)

Mar 28, 2012
5,013 8.36
Fujisaki Maki once had a peaceful life, but one day, she decides to help Nobitani, who was being bullied, and now everyone's bullying her! Because Nobitani feels guilty, he gives Maki tickets to a famous local band called 'East Robo.' Maki decides to go and during the concert, the leader singer plays a ballad and is looking at Maki?! Included one-shot: Volume 1: Bagutte Change

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Betsucomi

Feb 12, 2005
5,004 7.61
Hwee Kang is in a band with all his friends and is recruited by a well known company called JBL because they all have the looks of stars. However, there are high expectations. During the audition, what surprise will they give everyone, and what will Hwee Kang do? (Source: Eclipse Scans)

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Party

?? ??, 2009
4,283 7.70
As a child, Ono Tsubasa saw a Shirato baseball game on TV and was amazed at the Trumpet player in the band playing. Now, in order to play the Trumpet, she enters Shirato High School. There, she meets Yamada Daisuke, a catcher for the baseball team. With each others support, they go towards their dream of playing at Koushien.

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Bessatsu Margaret

Aug 11, 2008
4,140 7.50
This is the story of a girl who was forced to become a piano prodigy with the pressure starting from the moment she was born. Her family has had distinguished musicians in their past. She is constantly forced by her father to practice (up to 12 hours a day, 10 if he's being nice), wear gloves whenever she's not playing, no friends, makeup, etc. (Source: MU)

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Daum Webtoon

Apr 17, 2012
3,648 7.75
A short story about a boy whose name is Yutaka and successfully sings as a soloist in a choir with his soprano voice, but then gets into the trouble of his puberty vocal change. (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Volume 7: Octave (pilot)

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Morning Two

Nov 22, 2010
3,561 7.54
Reiji and Kasuga head out to Tokyo to become the "Gods of Rock," but they seem to always attract trouble. On their way, Hayama Ryo and Fujii Ran join them in their quest. (Source: ANN)

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Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Dec 14, 1999
3,517 7.48
Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that's evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students. With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop idol group to revive the school's popularity and keep it from shutting down. "In order to protect our beloved school, there's only one thing we can do...become pop stars!" Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they're nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their new journey has begun... "All we can ask for is just a tiny bit of support from you. We truly believe that with your help, we can change the world around us. We will make our dreams come true!" (Source: NIS America)

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Dengeki G's Comic

Jan 30, 2012
3,278 7.46
Azuki, a young girl whose father is the president of an entertainment Inc., is always out of luck when it comes to dating. It seems like every boy she had dated before, are all trying to use her as a bridge to get into the world of media. So when Azuki met the guy in her dreams, who also happened to be a contestant in the audition her father set up, she wasn't so sure what to do anymore. Help him make the audition or not? This is something Azuki has to think of. After all, this might effect her happiness and the rest of her life! Included one-shots: Volume 4: Julliet Club, Bokura to Akuma to Christmas (We, the Demon, and Christmas)

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Betsucomi

Jan 13, 2000
2,937 6.98
After the death of her father, Ren Taki travels to Vienna to fulfill a promise she made to him: attend the Melite Conservatory of Music. While traveling there, she meets the flirtatious musical wunderkind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who is surprised to hear her plan to enroll at Melite. As it so happens, Melite is an all-boys school! After talking with the headmaster, Ren enters the school as a student under the male alias "Rentarou." Sworn to secrecy, Mozart is assigned as her roommate. In this new place, Ren meets eccentric classmates such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; but since they live in the same dormitory, keeping her secret from them is a difficult and never-ending task. With Mozart's help, she hides her gender while making every effort to remain in the prestigious school. Surrounded by peers of unimaginable talent, Ren strives to match their skill and compose resonating musical pieces. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Gangan Online

Apr 9, 2015
2,916 7.71
A story from Kousei and Tsubaki's childhood.
Feb 25, 2015
2,711 7.68
Instead of her father, Hina is the one running the duties of the Building Manager in "Apricot House." One day, Hina accidentally destroys the keyboard of room 304's strange resident. Hina is then asked by this strange guy to run errands for him as reimbursement. In truth, the resident of 304 is the charismatic vocalist of a popular band... What will be his true face!? What will Hina think once she sees him sing on stage? (Source: The Paper Dolls Project) Included one-shots: Volume 6: Hyakunen no Hatsukoi. Dokuringo Hime

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Dessert

Dec 24, 2013
2,591 7.32
Aono Hajime was a prodigy violinist until he grew jaded with playing the violin due to personal reasons. Now in his third year of middle school, he struggles to decide his academic path. One day in school, he meets Akine Ritsuko, a hotheaded novice violinist who wants to enroll in a high school with a distinguished orchestra club. When he finds himself getting closer to Ritsuko and being brought back to the world of violinists, time starts moving again for him. This is the beginning of a youthful drama where sounds and hearts alike resound in harmony. (Source: MU)

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Ura Sunday

Apr 25, 2017
2,579 7.36
"When you can play this tune, play it for me..." Suzuno has always been searching for the boy who told her that, whom she met at a piano recital when she was small. After entering high school, she was chosen to play the piano to accompany a chorus competition. Suzuno started practicing with Aiba-kun and Fujisawa-kun from her class, but Fujisawa-kun told her that they used to meet when they were small...!? (Source: Intercross)
?? ??, 2007
2,469 7.18
Through piano lessons a love slowly grows between the cool adult, Goshima-sensei, and one of his students, a high school girl named Kae. The most popular stylish love romance. (Source: Perpetual Dreams) Included one-shots: Volume 1: Uwasa (Rumors), Ano Natsu (That Summer), Osaka Life Volume 6: Yoku Aru Hanashi.

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LaLa

Jan 24, 1996
2,379 7.32
Kirari Tsukishima is a beautiful yet gluttonous 14-year-old girl. While those around her are worshiping the popular idol duo, SHIPS, she only devotes herself to food. One day, however, Kirari, who is dense when it comes to the matters of the heart, encounters Seiji Hiwatari of SHIPS and falls in love with him at first sight. In order to be with him, she aspires to become an idol herself. With the help of SHIPS—the gentle Seiji and the bad-mouth Hiroto Kazama—and her cat mascot Naa-san, Kirari pursues the entertainment world, where she discovers that being an idol is not all fun and games, and that in order to persevere in both her love and her career, she must overcome any challenges that fortune has in store. (Source: ANN)

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Ciao

Mar 1, 2004
2,296 7.01
A mysterious and beautiful young woman with a hypnotic singing voice named Ai finds herself waking up lost on the cold, hard streets of Tokyo with no memory of who she is or why she's there. She must go on a journey to search for her identity and salvation in this world and beyond. She must piece together clues about who she is, why she's on earth, and the secret of the seemingly deadly heart-shaped box she carries.

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Wings

Jan 26, 2004
2,273 6.76
Kurata Shiho lives in the small town of Kinoto, up in the mountains. She's in her final year of middle school, and she loves playing piano in the music club. Shiho dreams of teaching piano in her small town in the future. One day, a transfer student arrives from Tokyo. The transfer student, Koba Nanami, is beautiful, but quietly contemptuous of the isolated country town. Soon, Shiho learns that Nanami is much more skilled at the piano than she is. What's worse, Nanami has no interest in piano, and mostly quit playing years ago. Will Shiho be able to continue enjoying the piano and strive for her dream, knowing that she doesn't measure up to even indifferent players her age? On top of her musical dream, Shiho is moving into the awkward teenage stage of life, full of small humiliations, friendship, and tentative romance. (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Bessatsu Margaret

Oct 13, 2010
2,081 6.97
They say no one's ever heard her voice in person... Meet Kanae, an introvert about to have her life transformed in the most unusual way—through music. Kanae's transformation begins when she accidentally bumps into Hina, an independent singer who releases her music via the Internet. As the girls become good friends, they quickly find that they've become one another's inspiration—in more ways than one! (Source: Seven Seas) Included one-shots: Tokubetsu na Hito (Someone Special), Tobira (Opening)

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Comic Yuri Hime

Jun 28, 2003
2,044 6.66
The story revolves around a 16 years old boy called Nao, which is son of a music critic and has a hobby of fixing machines. On a visit to a junkyard he meets a girl which is supposed to be a piano prodigy, to their surprise, she transfers to his school and enters his life. On top of it, he has a strange senpai and his childhood friend who want him to join their band... (Source: Sayonara Piano Sonata Wikia)
Nov 10, 2007
1,995 7.78
This is a story of how an esper meets a girl in a small northern town. Tsubasa lives in a dying hot springs town, and he's a mostly friendless middle school delinquent. He actually has super powers, though he thinks of them more like embarrassing and useless powers. Sure, he can use his telekinetic abilities to brush his teeth while getting dressed, or read a book while drinking tea, but for the most part, it's easier just to do stuff with his hands. One day, though, he hears the thoughts of a mute girl, Yuki, who is targeted for rape by other delinquents, due to her silence. He comes to her aid, and finds that to his surprise, he's able to manipulate her body to beat up her attackers! Unsurprisingly, she draws the conclusion that she is the one with super powers. Since Tsubasa's the only one who "knows her secret," their story together is just beginning! (Source: MangaHelpers)

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Young Magazine (Weekly)

Jul 16, 2011
1,947 6.88
Youhei is in the Woodwinds Orchestra at his high school where he plays the clarinet as one of the few boys in the group. The president of the group is Azumi who also happens to be Youhei's first girlfriend. Azumi has never had a boyfriend before and the couple has many awkward moments as their relationship is still fresh. With both Youhei and Azumi acting a little shy with each other, being intimate is difficult but their love for each other makes them braver. (Source: MU)

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Manga Time Kirara Forward

Nov 24, 2010
1,920 7.18
Piyohiko has a dream: he wants to be a successful guitar player. Then Jaguar pops up, and forces him to play the recorder, and thus ends Piyohiko's noble dream. Included one-shots: Volume 16: Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar [Masuda Kousuke] Volume 20: Poo

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Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Aug 22, 2000
1,882 7.49
Touya Fuji, a college student, is dating a rising idol singer named Yuki Morikawa. There are numerous challenges to the couple's relationship from the other people at Fuji's college, Morikawa's work, and elsewhere.

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Dengeki Daioh

Sep ??, 2008
1,759 6.81
Sakuma Yukari decided to start a band on her own after seeing a certain band during the Sakura High School festival, then with her best friend Shimizu Kaede, they want to join the Light Music Club only to discover that in their school there isn't a club like that. With help from Sawabe Maho, they discover there is a Light Music Appreciation Society with only one member, Satou Riko.

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Manga Time Kirara

Jul 9, 2018
1,700 7.07
The story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children. Wakana Sakai once took music lessons, but she withdrew from music after losing her mother. Konatsu Miyamoto is a positive-thinking girl who loves singing and spends time after school at the vocal music club. Sawa Okita is a spirited archery club member who dreams of becoming a horse rider. Daichi Tanaka is a chronically late badminton team member who lives with his college student sister. "Wiin" just transfered into Wakana's class after 12 years abroad in Austria. Music brings Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa and the others together into an ensemble during their last summer in high school. (Source: ANN)

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Gangan Joker

May 22, 2012
1,635 7.38
Kosame, first year student, decides to join the music club after a romantic setback in his last year of junior high school but there is a problem... Where exactly is this club?!

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Gessan

Jun 12, 2009
1,584 7.30
Miyabi has lost her voice from losing her happy family, and she is adopted by Naozumi who runs a piano school. There, she meets Yue. Yue has loved Miyabi's piano-playing since he was small; he stops playing piano, and looks at Miyabi who closes her heart to the world. Thus, he becomes desperate trying to bring her back to the world of sound, but... (Source: Midnight Scans)

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ChuChu

?? ??, 2009
1,548 7.18
The series of novels based on the TV series. Each book retold from different heroine's point of view.
May 30, 2013
1,478 7.47
After the Third World War, the world descended into chaos and a matriarchy was established in the power vacuum. In Japan, a new female-only government controls the country, forcing the male population to live outside of Chuuouku. Furthermore, the "H Law" is put into motion, which prohibits all weaponry; instead, people must fight battles using devices called "Hypnosis Microphones" that directly affect the opponent's mind through lyrics. A year later, a conflict in Ikebukuro rises between two factions: "Mad Comic Dialogue," lead by gang member Samatoki Aohitsugi, and "Starway to Heaven," of which 17-year-old Ichirou Yamada is a part of. Both of them are bound to confront each other in order to gain more territory in the district. Elsewhere, medical specialist and former assassin Jakurai Jinguji meets the cheerful but mysterious Ramuda Amemura after Ramuda saves him from a rebel attack at the hospital where he works. Impressed by the new musical technology, Jakurai asks Ramuda to teach him how to rap and become a mic-wielder. When the four men join forces by pure chance, they realize they have what it takes to gain control of all divisions in Japan and fight against the unjust system created by Chuuouku. But everything might not go as well as they planned when their enemies are closer than they expected. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Serialization:
Shounen Magazine Edge

Dec 17, 2018
1,416 7.94
Our main char falls with a big bang for the new beautiful transfer student Natsuki. While he keeps it in himself, he finds out that Natsuki is quite the rebel who does what she wants, she's strong enough to break his mean senpai's arm and send him to the hospital, and she's the one who just broke his bass guitar. He still follows her around and finds out that she's quite nice but tries to distance herself from others. The reason is that she's getting married as soon as she graduates. This is also the reason why no one really punishes her for doing the stuff she does in school. Still our main char falls more for her and it seems like the love is mutual? The hindrances in this story at the end of first chapter are the marriage and the mean senpai who falls for Natsuki after hearing her sing in an instrument shop. (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Web Comic Beat's

Feb 10, 2013
1,374 5.97
There’s not a competition that piano prodigy Arima hasn’t won since he started playing. His renditions are matchless in their precision. When he’s only eleven, however, his peerless fingers fall silent—right up there on stage. Exploring the shock of the incident and its aftermath from his friends and rivals’ perspectives, 6-nin no Études accompanies the boy’s halting efforts to pick himself up as an adolescent. Based on the hit series, these prose chapters expand on the original but form a coherent and hard-hitting tale of its own. (Source: Vertical)
Nov 17, 2014
1,344 7.53
Kokoro and Haru's first encounter was the worst. Even so, they found out that they are both huge fans of the same band and started walking home together after school. One day, they meet up with the singer of that band, Kai. Haru is unhappy that Kokoro started crying because of how moved she was. He took her with him and left Kai. However, Kokoro is still excited...!? • Shuuroku Sakuhin • Bokura no Sekai de. • Bokutachi no Shunkan. • Ano Koro no Watashi Tachi ha. (Source: Midnight Scans)

Serialization:
Sho-Comi

?? ??, 2008
1,335 6.97
Akira, charismatic vocalist for the hit rock band Charon, has it all: youth, beauty, fame, and fortune. But what he really wants is Sunaga, a popular but mysterious actor, and he doesn't know how to interpret the signals that Sunaga is sending. (Source: DramaQueen)

Serialization:
Aqua Comics

?? ??, 2003
1,320 7.35
Miku-4 is originally a doujin web comic written by an amateur writer Nagimiso. Crypton authorized him and East Press to publish this manga. This is a sad and touching story of Hatsune Miku, a shy android created by Crypton. She grew up with the help of the people she met during her journey and gained a human mind by the devotion of an engineer.
Nov 30, 2007
1,283 7.07
Charon's lead vocalist Akira wants to sing a song written by Sunaga, a famous actor but Sunaga requests Akira's body as payment for that song. Sunaga has great musical talent, but he has a careless attitude towards everything; Akira is angry with Sunaga's easygoing attitude, but can't help himself from feeling... (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Aqua Comics

?? ??, 2008
1,241 7.32
Hibike! Euphonium begins when Kumiko Oumae, a girl who was in the brass band club in junior high school, visits her high school's brass band club as a first year. Kumiko's classmates Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko sees her old classmate Reina there and hesitates. She remembers an incident she had with Reina at a brass band club contest in junior high school. (Source: ANN)

Serialization:
Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web

Nov 28, 2014
1,199 N/A
A boy who can see music... A man rescues an instrument from a museum... And a boy hears the first rhythm... These stories and more are included in this collection of music-related one-shots from the mangaka of Oh, My Sweet Alien! and Why Not Be My Dog. (Source: Antisense Scanslations)

Serialization:
Comic Beam

Apr 12, 2008
1,193 7.07
Two years ago, a pair of idols, Tsubasa Kazanari and Kanade Amou, collectively known as ZweiWing, fought against an alien race known as Noise using armor known as Symphogear. To protect a girl named Hibiki Tachibana, who got severely wounded by the Noise, Kanade sacrificed herself. Two years later, as Tsubasa has fought the Noise alone, Hibiki ends up gaining the same power as Kanade. (Source: ANN, Wikipedia)

Serialization:
Newtype Ace

Dec 10, 2011
1,174 6.98
From the popular game "THE IDOLM@STER", comes a petit spinoff cute and soothing 4-koma! The setting is the same 765 Production from the games. One day, 765 Pro idols Ami and Mami bring in the mysterious Petit-dols "Afuu" and "Yukipo"!? More and more Petit-dols gather at the offices where everyone works. Leisurely enjoy their daily lives full of laughs and happenings.

Serialization:
Dengeki Maoh

Jul 27, 2008
1,141 7.79
The "idol-training produce game" takes place at a private boys' idol-training school with a history of turning out many great talents in show business. The protagonist is the school's lone female student who transfers to the school because of a special situation, and enters the school's producer department. (Source: ANN)

Serialization:
ARIA

Aug 28, 2015
1,135 7.30
Kanata is a rookie soldier and trumpeter on her first posting to a city called Sezu. She arrives to Sezu on a festival day, honoring the actions of legendary maidens who defeated a demon in defense of the city. She has some free time to enjoy the festival before meeting with her new superior, which gives her plenty of opportunity to get into trouble! Will the rookie Kanata be able to become a respectable and capable soldier and trumpeter? (Source: MangaHelpers)

Serialization:
Dengeki Daioh

Nov 27, 2009
1,122 6.85
Death God candidate Yuzuki's final test is grabbing a human soul. In order to do that, she'll have to charm her quarry with her singing.

Serialization:
Princess

Jan 5, 2013
1,101 6.69
(No synopsis yet.)

Serialization:
Comic Yuri Hime

Jun 18, 2019
1,082 7.47
(No synopsis yet.)

Serialization:
Comic REX

Aug 27, 2012
1,066 7.62
A collection of five short stories, including one that is related to the author's previous work, "Nosatsu Rock Shounen"

Serialization:
Betsucomi

?? ??, 2008
1,065 7.42
Conor, a Korean-American, lives in a city where same-sex marriage has been legalized, but where racist and homophobic hate crimes are still frequent. He joins a band with the blonde hair, blue-eyed Simon and the two go on to create their own "dark heaven" in an abandoned church. Feelings develop between the pair, but light cannot dwell with dark, and their time together will soon come to an end... (Source: Lezhin Comics)

Serialization:
Lezhin Comics Webtoon

Feb 13, 2016
1,055 8.25
Uranohoshi Girls' High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture. A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling "school idols"! As long as we don't give up, any dream can come true... All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory! Now their "School Idol Project" begins to make their dreams come true! (Source: Official site)

Serialization:
Dengeki G's magazine

Mar 30, 2016
1,051 7.21
Vocalist Shori and guitarist Nozomu are engulfed in a passionate love affair when they should be studying for their college entrance exams. And arrogant bassist Ai is going to America alone? Even worse, drummer Yumeji seems to be involved in a mysterious incident. Looks like the day when the band members take off their school uniforms and go their separate ways is quickly approaching. The band might be breaking up as reality intrudes on their simply school lifestyle, but you can bet that these guys are going out on a blaze of glory. (Source: June Manga)

Serialization:
Super Beboy Comics

Sep 9, 2006
1,028 6.96
14-year-old Rin Amami is a gifted dancer who has been forced to give up his dream of becoming a singer like his mom because of his deep, frog-like voice. A chance encounter with the idol singing group Beatmen, however, gives him the opportunity to bring his old dream to life. Despite its oddness, his voice possesses a certain charisma: a captivating power, recognized by some as the legendary "Dragon Voice." Rin's destiny becomes intertwined with the Beatmen, Shino, Goh, Toshi, and Yuhgo, as the smalltime idol agency RedShoes attempts to take them to the top! (Source: Tokyopop)

Serialization:
Shounen Magazine (Weekly)

Jan 17, 2001
1,016 7.39
Kanamu's favourite time of day is after school, when she meets to practice with her three-person band, "Chocolat no Yell." She may be inexperienced, but she's determined to do well. If only Rito, her senpai in the light music club, weren't always showing up to pick on her. With the band's first live performance coming up, will everything go off without a hitch? And what exactly is Rito's problem, anyway? (Source: Shoujo-Sense)

Serialization:
Sho-Comi

May 20, 2013
1,007 6.53
During a field trip to the imperial capital, Tokyo, Kaga Nanao overhears the beautiful melody of a violin and immediately becomes captivated by it. In order to meet the mystery violinist, Nanao learns the violin and defies her father's wishes by attending the Marianne Music Academy for girls in Tokyo. Upon arriving at the school, Nanao comes across her mystery violinist who turns out to be Sagami Takenomaru, the violin prodigy and adopted son of the famous violinist, Sagami Chougo-sensei. However, Takenomaru isn't just a regular person, he's determined to complete a mission and fulfill a contract... (Source: Syuura)

Serialization:
Comic Blade

Jul 30, 2008
990 7.28
H-Era, Year 3: Following the disbandment of The Dirty Dawg, former member Dr. Jakurai Jinguji receives an invitation from the Party of Words to participate in the first iteration of the Division Rap Battles—a new initiative that puts the best of each division against each other in a head-to-head battle for territory, pride, and a large monetary prize. The new rap contest is an opportunity for Jakurai to exact revenge on Ramuda Amemura, another former member of The Dirty Dawg who now hates him. With salaryman Doppo Kannozaka and Shinjuku’s number one host, Hifumi Izanami, Jakurai forms his own rap group, Matenrou, to compete in the Division Rap Battle. Elsewhere, Ramuda is forming his own crew to participate in the same competition. Teaming up with gambler Dice Arugisawa and author Gentarou Yumeno, the trio form Fling Posse to represent Shibuya. As the two teams face off in the tournament, Ramuda and Jakurai find themselves entangled in a complicated situation with the new powerful government of Japan. Having taken a special interest in Jakurai, the Party of Words will do anything it takes to ensure his cooperation. It will take more than just superior rap skills to uncover the truth behind what happened to The Dirty Dawg and the government’s true intentions. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Serialization:
Comic ZERO-SUM

Dec 28, 2018
987 7.92
Yukiya Iiyama, an ordinary young boy, is tired of the noisy sounds the city produces. The headphones he wears deafens him from the blasting radio that plays everywhere he goes. Truthfully, Yukiya holds a deep passion for music and songwriting. However, he hit an art block when his best friend and songwriting partner, Natsumi Souda, rose to fame as a new idol. Today, her music frequently broadcasts on the radio. Although Yukiya is filled with admiration, her music also immensely frustrates him as he cannot write songs anymore. One day, Souda shows up at the music store Yukiya works in and tries to reinsert herself into his life. She asks him if he has been writing anything new and expresses interest in singing to his music like old times. Yukiya initially acts guarded, but deep down he wishes to be able to write songs again. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Serialization:
Shounen Jump+

Jun 10, 2020
983 7.55
A oneshot about the beginnings of the Japanese pop duo WaT. Told from the point of view of Teppei Koike.

Serialization:
Bessatsu Margaret

?? ??, 2007
962 6.81
Mei is a girl that can only be described as "normal" when compared to her older brother. While she's a devoted member of her school's Wind Orchestra Club, he's a famous musical prodigy. When their irresponsible parents send a girl named Mel to live with the siblings, Mei's feelings for her brother start to seem a lot more complicated than she first thought.

Serialization:
Ribon Magazine

Apr 3, 2001
960 7.01
Hatsune Miku and her friends Rin, Len, and Luka are not only back in manga... they're back to school, enrolling at the St. Diva Academy for Vocaloids! They're going to give it their best at St. Diva, as a wonderland of friendship, determination, and even love unfolds! But can they stay out of trouble, especially when the mad professor of the Hachune Miku Research Lab is nearby? (Source: Dark Horse)

Serialization:
Comp Ace

Mar 26, 2012
940 6.79
H Era Year 3: The legendary rap group The Dirty Dawg has disbanded, an unprecedented event driven by sudden animosity. Ex-members Ichirou Yamada and Samatoki Aohitsugi receive invitations to participate in the first iteration of the Division Rap Battles—a new initiative by the Party of Words that pits the best of each division in Tokyo against one another for territory, pride, and a substantial monetary prize. Due to their hatred for each other, both men form their own respective teams to compete. Ichirou joins forces with his younger brothers, Jirou and Saburou, to form Buster Bros!!!. Meanwhile, Samatoki strikes a deal with corrupt police officer Jyuto Iruma and ex-Navy member Riou Mason Busujima to form MAD TRIGGER CREW. Using the power of rap, both groups fight their way through their respective division qualifiers to represent Ikebukuro and Yokohama. As the two teams clash with each other, the dispute that caused the rift between Ichirou and Samatoki begins to unravel into a complicated situation involving Japan’s new matriarchal government. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Serialization:
Shounen Sirius

Dec 26, 2018
935 7.50
(No synopsis yet.)

Serialization:
Qpa

Jul 31, 2017
928 7.42
Included one-shots: Itoshi no Osananajimi wa Watashi wo Suki ni Naranai, Kimi no Inai Sekai de

Serialization:
Sho-Comi

Oct 19, 2013
904 7.11
The story is about ravaging of all girl idol group, Shining Musume., by a sex demon.

Serialization:
Comic Aun

Apr 28, 2001
898 6.92
Apartment building manager by day and electronic music composer by night, Kiyosumi enjoys his "clean and simple" existence free from relationships and distractions. He only needs his music, or so he thinks. One day, he gets an unexpected admirer as a distressed female neighbor destroys both his room's window and his solitude... (Source: The NoNames)

Serialization:
Big Comic Spirits

May 14, 2018
882 7.00
A girl is obsessed with her favorite idol, a minor member of a less popular group, enough that she says she'd die to see her play at Budoukan.

Serialization:
Comic Ryu

Jun 19, 2015
868 N/A
Shamisen is a traditional Japanese musical instrument that looks similar to a guitar. Teenager Setsu Sawamura's grandfather, who raised him and his older brother Wakana, recently passed away. His grandfather was one of the greatest shamisen players, and the two siblings grew up listening to him play and learning to play the instrument. Since his grandfather's death, Setsu dropped out of high school, moved to Tokyo and has been drifting, not knowing what to do besides play his shamisen. That's when his successful and rich mother Umeko storms into his life and tries to shape Setsu up. She enrolls him back into high school but little does Setsu know that he is about to rediscover his passion for shamisen. (Source: MU)

Serialization:
Shounen Magazine (Monthly)

Apr 6, 2010
866 N/A
In the year 2045 A.D. the 37th Long Range Emigration Fleet - MACROSS 7 - proceeds on its mission to the center of the milky way. The headquarters of the Fleet are located on the 7th battleship 'MACROSS' class . Along the way the Fleet encounters of the Barauta. And then in the following year, 2046 A.D. In a sector of the combat zone the story begins.. Note: This series is very different from the rest of the Macross series. Its plot is not focused on space combat; in fact mechas don't appear in the story at all. Instead the story revolves around a sport called "air blading" (it's pretty similar to the Airgear manga), using the Macross universe as a context. (Source: Manga-Sketchbook)

Serialization:
Shounen Ace

?? ??, 1994
854 6.55
Takasaki Tomoka is a young girl seeking love. She had finally found her prince and slowly began to think of a way to speak to him. Tomoka met up with her childhood classmate from piano lessons, Miyazawa Arata and was invited to a performance by his band. There, she met the prince she had been admiring for many days. After becoming drunk, Tomoka confessed her love to her prince but problems arise with Tomoka having to take her love down through a dangerous path. (Source: M-U)

Serialization:
Ribon Magazine

Jan 14, 1994
852 6.79
Nene, Hajime, and Ryou are childhood friends. After watching a marching band in their town, all three practice and join their school's marching band. Unfortunately, with the seniors graduating, the club now lacks members and and is going to be merged with the Wind Band. Amidst the dejection, feelings between the three intensifies, and Nene finds her emotions in a turmoil. [Written by orithyea] Included one-shots: Cat Lover, Love Warriors
Aug 26, 2008
815 7.03
Seven boys reunite to become an idol group: IDOLiSH7! Along with their clumsy manager, they'll try to become the best in Japan.

Serialization:
Hana LaLa online

Jul 24, 2015
808 N/A
The first fan creation to receive official recognition within the Vocaloid world, Hachune Miku is the small and spirited spin-off character of the famous Hatsune Miku. Equally recognizable by her long pigtails and affiliation with leeks, Hachune Miku and her friends go on their own adventures in this full-color collection of comedic shorts. (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Serialization:
Comp Ace

Dec 26, 2007
806 7.20
Chopin and Liszt - both great composers, friends, and rivals. Liszt, after Chopin's death, Liszt remembers their meeting, their friendship, their lives together, and the music they made.

Serialization:
Web Comic Gekkin

Dec 25, 2009
785 6.77
Set eight years after Kiniro no Corda. Kohinata Kanade is a second year violin student at Seiso Academy's Music Division. She lives together at the school dorm called Linden Hall with her childhood friends, brothers Kisaragi Ritsu and Kyouya. They practice intensively day after day at their orchestra club, aiming for victory at the nationwide music concours. However, one day Kanade is told by a boy she doesn't know "Your performance has no flower"?! (Source: MU)

Serialization:
LaLa

Sep 24, 2011
782 6.74
(No synopsis yet.)

Serialization:
Big Comic

Sep 10, 2016
767 N/A
Shy, unconfident Tsubasa has just transferred to the Seiko Academy, where the Headmaster takes one look at him and assigns him to the Elite V Class. A genius at ferreting out hidden talent (especially good looks), the principal sees that Tsubasa can fulfill an emergency need—substitute for the female idol Yui Hoshino, for whom he is an exact double! Unable to dismiss the perks of being in the VIP class, Tsubasa, with the help of classmates, members of the idol group RINXS, is swept away on a whirlwind of activities that seem to get him deeper and deeper into trouble!

Serialization:
Comic B's-LOG

Nov 11, 2006
760 6.88
Nukui Kyou is a first year high school student hikikomori. His hobby is making vocaloid songs and uploading them online. One day he receives a mail from a fan asking if they could meet up with him. At the meeting place, 3 elementary school girls were waiting for him. The 3 of them want to form a band, and ask for Kyou's help.
Jun 10, 2012
739 N/A

One

Lee, Vin
11 vols
Manhwa add
One One
High schooler Jenny You is living a dream. In the public eye, she is a delicate princess, a successful pop star, but in real life, she's a rebellious beauty ostracized by her female schoolmates. She and her classmate, umpa Won (One), seem to have nothing in common on the surface. Eumpa is a quiet boy, ignorant of the pop culture that has enchanted most of his peers. Having spent his childhood as a depressed prodigy in the United States, he has now resolved to lead a normal life as a regular boy. He likes a cute-but-average-looking girl, Young-ju Chae. Young-ju takes him to a pop concert, and Eumpa is exposed to Jenny's music for the first time. Meanwhile, umpa's resolution to live a normal life is challenged when his music teacher steals the young man's music and attempts to pass it off as his own... So begins the story of One... (Source: Tokyopop)

Serialization:
Issue

?? ??, 1998
735 7.00
Naruse Gaku likes rock. And he wants to make a career. He rides with his friends Charlie the group. Thus we will discover the daily life of this group.

Serialization:
Comic Bunch

Feb 29, 2008
734 7.31
Koyori, an ordinary girl who is afraid to change herself, encounters Yuuki during a magic show that she had participated in. Yuuki, in fact, is Koyori's English teacher and a former singer in disguise! With Yuuki's help, he will act as Koyori's manager and help Koyori change herself as he helps her make a debut in the spotlight. (Source: M-U)

Serialization:
Margaret

?? ??, 1998
733 6.65