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+Anima  
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Description
From Tokyopop:

Beings who possess animal-like powers walk among humans in this alternate universe. These mysterious mutants, the +Anima, are shunned by society. Four outcasts in particular--Cooro, a boy with crow-like powers; Husky, a fish-boy; Senri, a bear +Anima; and a girl named Nana, who wields the power of the bat--search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
プラスアニマ
幻兽天使
พลัส อนิมา
+アニマ
Plus Anima

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.42 by NCIS (2527d ago)
v.8 c.41 by NCIS (2729d ago)
v.8 c.39-40 by NCIS (2729d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
+Anima by Akari

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (617 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 20th 2013, 9:11pm PST

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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dengeki Comic Gao! (Media Works)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TokyoPop (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #952 increased(+116)
Monthly Pos #1706 increased(+170)
3 Month Pos #2240 increased(+136)
6 Month Pos #2383 increased(+233)

List Stats
On 793 reading lists
On 501 wish lists
On 1218 completed lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 229 custom lists

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Childish manga with dark themes.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iarezach
January 14th, 2015, 10:52pm
(Before you ask, this is meant as a NON-SPOILER post for those who are not sure if they want to read or not & to see my opinion and recommendations)

It's a manga about kids, what can be dark about it? EVERYTHING OF COURSE.

So we're introduced to Cooro, an energetic +Anima who is looking to gather up other +Anima to form a gang. The difference from other gangs is that it's a group of friends, and nothing more. We meet people like Husky, a feminine looking guy who happens to be a sire-- I mean fish (Hey author, why in the world didn't you make him a girl?).. Anyways, we got the mysterious Senri who is a bear +Anima that rarely talks but cares for his friends, and Nana, a bat who is the only girl in the group (and you make Nana the girl of the story too author. Where you trying to break stereotypes here? owai--).

So you remember those dark themes? Oh, you've also seen the tags? Well yep, that's exactly the story. A fluffy light hearted story with themes of racism, hatred for different, using others for personal advantages (For those who read, I refer to Cooro's REAL purpose of the group). Still, it doesn't take away from the story. Everyone's purpose is pure, and through each individual character arc we further understand why characters act like they do.

Enough talking, here's a summary (+ = positive, - = negative):
+Good story with great character development
+Dark undertones & themes which viewers who are into plot can easily identify
+Group of friends doing stuff friends do, no lovey-dovey stuff here

-The ending. They should have expanded more on what the hell was going on on the last few chapters.

For recommendations, I'll have to go to something a bit far-fetched (I've only started recording the mangas I've read recently) Defense Devil. Similar themes of people who are looked as evil and bad being the complete opposite.
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A mature manga that is so freaking cute i cried   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 23rd, 2014, 5:57pm
This manga is really fluffy, and the plot is probably blurred for many. But for some odd reason I fell in love with these cute little characters, especially Cooro. There was a sad undertone throughout the series that kept me absorbed in the manga, and at the end I cried because it was just so melancholy and cute at the same time.

Strangely enough, it was also pretty realistic in terms of character interaction and their troubles. Loved it.

... Last updated on December 23rd, 2014, 5:58pm
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Fluffy With Dark Undertones   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
February 13th, 2014, 12:42am
Loved reading this story. It has such creativity, cute characters who struggle to find their places in a world that is relatively harsh on these children, and beautiful artwork to boot! The story is wonderfully executed and sets up so nicely for a non-existent continuation that to this day I wish would be made!

This was one of the first series I bought and I'm so glad I was able to find all of the volumes. Such a heartwarming story that I can't praise enough.
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Definitely Recommend   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sireneares
January 16th, 2014, 10:07pm
Lighthearted and heavy at the same time. I really enjoyed the story and characters. I felt that the pacing matched the mood and style of the story. Will probably pick up to read again!
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SPOILER ALERT!!!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by cutiewootie
July 15th, 2013, 4:13am
I read it on a whim and I ended up really liking the story. It was definitely very fresh and new, the concept of the story. I really loved the anima markings. Those were pretty darn sexy. I would mind having a tattoo with Senri's marking. In my opinion, I thought this was a pretty lighthearted read and very cute <3

However, I am extremely distraught over the ending of the story though. It sort of left in a cliffhanger like ending. That was the only reason why I gave this manga only four stars. I just wish the final chapters of the last volume would have elaborated more on Cooro's mental state when he on that funeral pyre, how is it that he managed to get his wings back, why did Fly lose the wings he took from Cooro, and why did Blanca just fade away like that?

It would also have been great to know if Blanca's existence had any relation with the animas, how she came to be if any, and Blanca's ties with Cooro.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2013, 4:20am
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Heartwarming adventures   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by knockoutmice
June 11th, 2013, 11:04am
This manga is about four kids with animal-like powers traveling from town to town experiencing life and the treatment of their kind. The ending is a bit rushed and confusing, leaving the reader puzzled on some issues. But they are not relevant to the overall story.

Note: Whitespades review is somewhat misleading, one would think this contains pedophilia, which it does not.
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darkly cute   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 21st, 2011, 6:55pm
i had read it halfway before. i dropped it because im quite uncomfortable with certain subject such as slavery and pedophilia, but now i had went through hundreds of other manga and become quite jaded, i found that i can enjoy this. a nice, cute read where the harshest of conditions treated with a smile.

update:
at last i manage to finish this manga. what the...the ending with fly is unexpected and a bit creepy. i dont understand the last chapter much. however overall this manga is quite good. theres no grand plot or super villain, but their adventure is certainly cute and painful at the same time. really, for a manga populated with kids, somehow it come across as quietly mature.

... Last updated on December 25th, 2011, 1:18pm
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Kawaii   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KandiKane791
August 2nd, 2011, 2:08am
Very cute and definitely worth reading
the characters (especially Cooro and Husky) are adorable but their stories are so tragic sad
you must read it smile
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Cute   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Okumatte
June 8th, 2011, 10:37am
It's a pretty cute series and I like the ideas behind it.
I realize that there's barely any story line.
The point of manga is to entertain you, though, and this manga did entertain me quite a bit.

Anyways, the characters were cute and unique, the stories were intriguing, and the artwork was good. I reccomend this to anyone looking for a cute manga about kids (with animal qualities ^_^).
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Realistic   
Rating: N/A
by chaolin
May 8th, 2010, 3:44pm
I hate hearing biased reviews that complain solely about the slow plot speed of the book. Seriously, that's hardly of any relevance to the quality of the manga.

Anyways! All in all, the series is very entrancing yet heartwarming at the same time. The detail that goes into the backgrounds and title pages are breathtaking while the actual style of the art is easy on the eyes. Although, I'd have to say that my favorite part of the manga was the realism of the character's personalities and actions; it's almost as if you're watching actual children confront daily adversaries with, I might add, cleverness and creativity. Definitely a top favorite of mine and worth the read. ^_^
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