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Description
Atsushi Ando (15) moves back to his home town with his family after 6 years. The story focuses on the fortunes and misfortunes he encounters in this town mostly due to pranks pulled by the ghost of his older brother, Hitsushi Ando, AKA Q-Chan, whose death prompted the family to move away in the first place.

The catch is, only Atsushi can see his brother's ghost.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Q & A (ADACHI Mitsuru)
Q Ando A
QあんどA
Q&A

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Boredom
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Imangascans
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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.30-34 (end) by Imangascans (803d ago)
v.5 c.29 by Imangascans (803d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Imangascans (805d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (198 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.5 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 29th 2013, 8:58am PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Gessan (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #822 increased(+413)
Monthly Pos #2212 increased(+170)
3 Month Pos #3734 increased(+191)
6 Month Pos #5256 increased(+100)

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On 646 reading lists
On 276 wish lists
On 485 completed lists
On 25 unfinished lists
On 126 custom lists

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Chapter 34: The ending (spoilers) 687 days, 19 hours, 53 minutes ago

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What is this?   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
January 31st, 2013, 7:19pm
Q and A is a story with a few good parts, but Adachi's attempts of breaking the 4th wall constantly overshoot their goal by far. Most charaters are underdeveloped and serve no purpose whatsoever. Most chapters seem like 99% filler. In fact, you could probably skip 4 volumes of the manga without missing anything in the plot.
The ending on its own is really decent. Yet it's so far removed from the rest of the story that I can't help but think this could have been an excellent 1 volume manga, but it's a lousy and nonsensical 6 volume manga.
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Not the best one, but decent ending.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Decel
October 8th, 2012, 10:49am
Not Adachi's best work. The ending especially felt a bit awkward by its surprising twist, but overall it's one of the better ending that, while being open, brings some form of closure to the story.

A big thank you to all the groups, especially to imangascans, for sharing the work!

... Last updated on October 8th, 2012, 10:51am
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Wow   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by AndyProk
October 8th, 2012, 10:12am
This is the first manga where I'm not rooting for what I expect to be the pairing the author is going for. I'm actually rooting for Shinobu-chan, while I bet Adachi-sensei will let Atsushi end up with Yuho, since Shinobu was introduced so late.
Edit: Well, having finished it now, he sure did a genius job of changing my opinion. Among other things by simply not having Shinobu appear for quite some time after that island arc. In any case there's a sweet feeling left behind after reading this story. However, since my grading starts at 5 and then goes up or down, instead of starting at 10 and then substracting, it'll have to be satisfied with an 8.9
As for the ending, while it was surprising, I actually liked it after mulling about it a bit.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2012, 11:30am
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Adachi Mitsuru   
Rating: N/A
by Lightning Hiro
September 22nd, 2012, 10:57pm
It seems everyone likes to talk about the author more than the manga ^ ^

Manga is eh, I'm up to 5 volumes, the progress is really slow, but at least it's getting somewhere. Cross Game kept it too open for my taste ( -.-) Anyway, Q and A, I at first anticipated this series with great expectations!! But, it's pretty...I don't know. I just can't believe 6 volumes and it's done. Or at least NOTHING HAPPENED. I would much appreciate if Yuuho and Acchan get together, it'll redeem itself and Cross Game!! Since this relationship basically is the same as Koh and Aoba's haha.

I'm a hard core fan of Adachi. I reread Katsu, Touch, Rough and H2 this summer (so I'm not some Adachi Newb who only knows Cross Game). Been a fan for 4 or 5 years, read his older works like Nine and Miyuki too. I like his work, I like his unique style, and he's probably the only mangaka I would read from the 70s or 80s.

And let's face it, Adachi is getting old. He isn't is in his 20s anymore, he isn't going to grow like the rookies of SJ. And it's even harder for him to relate to this generation as well. But Adachi has a solid fan base, I don't see anymore great works like Touch in his future, but I would like to enjoy just reading some more, I also love his main characters. They aren't stupid, they ALWAYS THINK. It's different smile.

Haha, rereading his works from the 90s, they scarcely had cell phones, so they always missed each other, haha, you're not going to see those situations in this time.
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Amazing   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
August 17th, 2012, 10:58am
Adachi is a great mangaka. People here have ratings from 2009 - they didn't read the full series, so pay no mind to what they say. This is a great example of Adachi's work with humor mixed in. You have a boy who deals with living in his older brother's shadow while dealing with relationships and sports. It's a fine manga, and the character development is excellent.
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Super duper boring   
Rating: N/A
by Lucifel
January 4th, 2012, 3:04am
I have a marginal amount of patience with Adachi. Here is an author whose style hasn't progressed in decades and who keeps rehashing the same plot elements over and over. His smugly self referential 4th wall breaking and his literally advertising within his own manga for previous or other current works just makes me angry.

I have to wonder what kind of world he lives in where everyone who has ever had a family member or loved one die becomes Superman. This time the dead character actually hangs around instead of just being a photo everyone stares at when they need to be emotional and quite frankly I think I prefer the old formula. At least then the person was putting in the hard work to become Superman rather than having their dead brother possess them.

In short, it's yet another Adachi manga but with the fanservice ramped up more than I think he's ever done before. If you've ever read anything he's done you have read everything he ever will do. Readers beware.
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Another sport huh?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blackmokona
May 10th, 2011, 9:42am
Pacing? No, his pacing is the same as ever. And since the characterization is somewhat borrowed, the ghost trope familiar, I'm finding myself very comfortable reading this series. Unlike Cross Game, which slaps all of his twists together in an unlikeable, hurried fashion, Q&A takes 'slice-of-life' literally (minus the ghost) and spends indulgent time introducing characters, as well as working to establish behavior. There is a vague promise of a plot, and it's ADACHI, so it'd be silly to worry.

... Last updated on May 11th, 2011, 9:38am
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smh   
Rating: N/A
by grahf
May 6th, 2011, 2:27pm
Towards the end of Cross Game i realized that Adachi can only do what he has done before. His pacing is the same, his jokes are the same if anything he has improved and cleaned up his drawings. I honestly believe Adachi's best works are his early ones, this sadly isn't one of them. Actually its not even Katsu (which is the last work he did that I liked).
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Not good   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Darknemo2000
November 18th, 2010, 10:00pm
This one has to be one of adachi's worst works if not the worst. Filled with sloppy writing and lazy drawing (repeats panels way too much).

Despite being monthly the pace is just horribly slow, making so bloody hard to follow because each chapters looks like nothing happens and the character development remains just a dream.

Jokes are repetitive and not fun. The ghost brother was cute at first but when his pranks started to be repetitive he became very annoying.

If you are a newbie better just stick with Cross Game and forget about this, as this one is only for a hardcore Adachi's fans who have crazy amount of patience.

... Last updated on November 18th, 2010, 10:01pm
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Mitsuru Adachi   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
January 5th, 2010, 2:57am
Manga changed a lot in 30 years but Adachi's manga is still the same as it was 30 years ago. Is it a good or bad new? It depends on you are a fan of his works or not. And I'm one of his big fan.
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