by Ceki, July 13, 2018
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Hello there! This is a sequel to Part 1 which was overloaded with titles so I had to make a new one. So basically, all of the 2018 adaptations that I couldn't stuff into the previous article will be here. ;)

Some of  these titles have been recently released or started airing, but most of  them are set for release in the second half of 2018. Make sure to check out the 2017 manga adaptations as well!

NOTE: The synopsizes were taken from MDL and manga sites respectively. The article does not guarantee accuracy since the info regarding these dramas/films can change in the future. 


Pornographer

Based on "Pornographer" by Maki Marukido

Kuzumi Haruhiko is a university student. One day, he causes a bicycle accident. The accident causes novelist Kijima Rio to break his arm. Kuzumi Haruhiko doesn't have insurance or money to pay Kijima Rio for his injury. Kijima Rio asks Kuzumi Haruhiko to transcribe a story he is writing. Kuzumi Haruhiko is surprised to learn the story is obscene. 

Genre: mature, romance, gay, BL, yaoi



Dorokei

Based on "Dorokei" by Shu Fukuda

Tsutomu Madara is a rookie detective at the Third Investigation Team of the Tokyo Police Department. His section deals mainly with petty crimes which leads Tsutomu to lose all his enthusiasm for the job. One day, he meets a master thief, Garasu Kemuri, who helps him solve cases. 

Genre: police, crime, investigation



Chugakusei Nikki

Based on "Chugakusei Nikki" by Junko Kawakami

Hijiri dreamed of becoming a teacher. She then begins work as a middle school teacher in a remote village. Her fiance Katsutaro works for a big company. They have dated since Hijiri was in college. Now, they must maintain a long distance relationship, but Hijiri becomes attracted to one of her students.

Genre: forbidden romance, school, age gap



Koi no Tsuki

Based on "Koi no Tsuki" by Akira Nitta 

The manga centers on Wako Taira, a 31-year-old woman who lives with her boyfriend Fū-kun, but is sexually frustrated and dissatisfied with her life. She meets a 16-year-old high school boy named Iko at the cinema, and becomes more and more interested in him, which begins to confuse her. 

Genre: age gap, romance, drama



Toumei na Yurikago

Based on "Toumei na Yurikago" by  Okita Bakka

17-year-old Aoi came to Yui Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic as a part-time nurse apprentice in Summer 1997. Right after her entry, she is shocked after witnessing an abortion surgery. However, she also met staff members like Yui, the head of the clinic who is careful about everything, Sayako, a reliable and experienced nurse, and Sakaki, the gentle head nurse, who face each pregnant patient and support them after surgeries. 

Genre: life, babies, medical, nurses, doctors


Gokudo Meshi

Based on "Gokudo Meshi" by Shigeru Tsuchiyama 

Former salary-man Ozu (Konno Hiroki), habitual thief Hachinohe (Tokui Yu), swindler Sakai (Yanagisawa Shingo), gang member Araki (Ozawa Hitoshi) have been locked up in cell 204, a shared cell in a prison. Hara Ippei (Fukushi Seiji), a man who violated the Swords and Firearms Control Law, arrives. A quiet battle for side dishes unfolds in cell 204 without being detected by the prison guards. The five of them including Ippei engage in a heated contest to tell appetizing food stories, talking about the most delicious food they have eaten outside of prison. The winner is the one with the most number of people taken in by the story and can choose one of the side dishes he likes. 

Genre: food, comedy, prison, bromance



The Antique

Based on "Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou" by Mikami En

Daisuke Goura is clearing his late grandmother's belongings and comes across an autographed copy of And Then by Sosuke Natsume. When he visits Biblia Antique Books for an appraisal, he meets the store's beautiful young owner Shioriko. 

Genre: life, mystery, books



Harumatsu Bokura

Based on "Harumatsu Bokura" by Anashin

Mizuki cannot readily open her heart to anyone, but she is going to turn over a new leaf in high school and change that. But how can she get along with a good-looking group of four boys, especially with rumours at school about how they met? Although cautious at first, she gradually gets to know their true personalities. A story about good-looking men and the insanity of youth!

Genre: school, shoujo, romance, reverse harem, sports


Nisekoi

Based on "Nisekoi" by Komi Naoshi

It's hate at first sight... or rather, a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku's gangster father arranges a false love match with their rival's daughter - who just so happens to be Chitoge! However, Raku's searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, with a pendant around his neck as a memento, but he can't even remember her name or face! 

Genre: shounen, romance, love-hate relationship, harem, comedy


Ao Natsu

Based on "Ao Natsu" by Nanba Atsuko

Rio was supposed to be heading for a blind date at a festival in Tokyo, but instead she's informed that her family is heading to the countryside to stay with her grandmother all summer. Rio believes in fate and wonders if this change of events will mark the beginning of her first love.

Genre: shoujo, school, romance


Kenko de Bunkatekina Saiteigendo no Seikatsu

Based on "Kenkou de Bunkateki na Saiteigendo no Seikatsu" by Kashiwagi Haruko

Emiru Yoshitsune is a 22-years-old who has just started working as a case worker for poor people needing public assistance.  She has no knowledge of the social welfare system and struggles to carry out her work. One day, a man who she is assigned to help commits suicide.   

Genre: seinen, slice of life


Saint☆Oniisan

Based on "Saint☆Oniisan" by Nakamura Hikaru 

What if Jesus and Buddha were living on Earth in modern times? What if they shared an apartment in Japan? Saint☆Oniisan is a humorous drama about the daily lives of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha who are living together as roommates in a Tokyo apartment while taking a vacation on Earth. The comedy often involves jokes about Christianity, Buddhism, and all things related, as well as the main characters' attempts to hide their identities and understand modern society in Japan. 

Genre: comedy, seinen


Hibiki

Based on “Hibiki: Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou” by Mitsuharu Yanamoto 

Hibiki Akui is a sensitive 15-year-old girl from an ordinary family with a penchant for writing. One day,  the literary magazine “Mokuren” receives a manuscript script for Akui's novel “Otogi no Niwa.”  The novel is an entry for the magazine's 'Rookie of the Year' Award. However, it does not satisfy the conditions of the award and so is tossed into the office trash bin.  Editor Fumi Hanai happens to see the novel in the trash can, and takes an interest in it...  

Genre: school seinen, slice of life


Though How Mother Hate Me

Based on the autobiographical comic essay "Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo" by Taiji Utagawa

Taiji has been estranged from his mother Mitsuko for years. Due to a meeting with his friend, he looks back at his past with his mother. After not seeing her for years, Taiji sees Mitsuko again. He tries to regain his mother's love.

Genre: family, drama


Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka

Based on "Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka" by Tarasawa Michi

Tatsuya is a veterinarian who recently quit his job. He lands a new job at Veternarian Tokumaru in Kagurazaka, Tokyo, where he was born and raised. Suddenly, the owner of the hospital entrusts the hospital to Tatsuya and disappears. Tatsuya is confused, but he treats the animals with a warm heart and interacts with the animal owners. 

Genre: josei, animals, life


Tokyo Alien Bros

Based on "Tokyo Alien Brothers" by Shinzou Keigo 

A story about two aliens that were sent to earth to scout for resources, and their adventures in Tokyo. 

Genre: sci-fi, comedy, seinen


Himomen

Based on "Himo Men" by Tsuyoshi Konoike

28-year-old Sho Himonya is passionate about two things in his life: one is to love his girlfriend Yuriko Kasuga and the other thing is to not work. One day, he gets kicked out of his parents' home. He moves in with his girlfriend Yuriko, who is 26 years old and works as a nurse. She works hard and struggles to change Sho.
* Himo Men is a Japanese term referring to men whose wife or girlfriend works for a living and the man does not work or do housework. 

Genre: comedy, slice of life, romance


Investor Z

Based on "Investor Z" by Mita Norifusa

Zaizen Takashi passes his entrance exams at the top of the heap, and starts his first year in junior high school at Dojuku Gakuen, a 130-year old super-advanced institute of higher education. The day after the entrance ceremony, "the secret" of the school is revealed to him, which concerns the existence of an "investment club," consisting only of the top student from each of the 6 grades.
Its club members have a mission. They must invest from a capital of 300-billion yen and yield a profit of 8%, which is their annual goal. This is why Dojuku Gakuen, boasting the highest standards of education in all of Japan, is tuition-free.

Genre: seinen, school, drama


Manager Rinko Kazehana's Love

Based on "Kaichou Shima Kousaku Tokubetsuhen Bucho Kazehana Rinko no Koi" by Kenshi Hirokane 

Rinko Kazehana is the manager of a big company. She is on a fast track at work and her love life is going equally as well. Her boyfriend runs a jazz cafe. Things change when her rivals at work scheme for her downfall and her relationship with her boyfriend begins to have problems. 

Genre: romance, business


Zenigata

Based on "Keibu Zenigata" by Monkey Punch (Story) & Okada Tai (Art)

Tomio and his younger brother run a bar “Zenigata” in a back street of a fishing port. At midnight, the bar changes into an illegal loan shark office. Tomio and Shizuka lend money and in return charge the borrower high interest. One day, Yakumo, who is a former boxer, asks Tomio and Shizuka to work for them.

Genre: action, crime, mystery, investigation


Gangoose

Based on "Gangoose" by Hiya Keisuke (Art) & Suzuki Daisuke (Story) 

Based on a true story, this manga's focal point is Modus Operandi and Crime. It's a story about a group of teenage thieves in a reform school who target assailants. In response to the abuse, Kazuki spent time in a reformatory school. The group, Takeo, consists of three "psychedelic" people who have specific targets: criminals of "assault." Kazuki—genius of the tool Kimootadebu and leader of Takeo; Twink—Information Analysis Psychedelic and Target-Selection In-Charge; Giants—the superhuman strength of Takeo and Vehicle Maneuver In-Charge. 

Genre: seinen, drama, abuse


You, I Love.

Based on "Uirabu" by Hoshimori Yukimo

Rin, Yuu, Koyomi and Keita are friends at high school. They all live in the same apartment building. Rin and Yuu like each other, but they don't tell each other how they feel. To hide his feelings for Yuu, Rin often makes biting remarks to her. Yuu doesn't know that Rin likes her and she isn't confident enough to tell him her feelings. Kazuma then appears in front of them.  

Genre: shoujo, school


Switched

Based on "Sora wo Kakeru Yodaka" by Kawabata Shiki

A perfect girl with a perfect life and a new boyfriend suddenly has her body switched with the most unpopular, plain, and overweight girl. How will she get her body back?

Genre: supernatural, shoujo, school, romance


Gintama 2: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken

Based on "Gintama" by Sorachi Hideaki

During the Edo period, Japan is suddenly invaded by alien creatures known as the "Amanto." Despite the samurai's attempts to combat the extraterrestrial menace, the Shogun soon realizes that their efforts are futile and decides to surrender. This marks the beginning of an uneasy agreement between the Shogunate and Amanto, one that results in a countrywide sword ban and the disappearance of the samurai spirit.

Genre: shounen, action, historical, sci-fi, parody


Sensei Kunshu

Based on "Sensei Kunshu" by Koda Momoko 

Samaru Ayuha is a high school student. She is honest and works hard at everything, no matter what. One day, she has trouble in a gyudon restaurant due to money. A man at the restaurant, Hiromitsu Yoshitaka, helps her out. The next day, she finds that Yoshitaka has come to her school as a substitute teacher for her ill homeroom teacher. Ayuha now believes that Yoshitaka is her fate in love. She keeps expressing her feelings to him. 

Genre: shoujo, student/teacher, age gap, romance, school


Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!

Based on "Kyou kara Ore wa!!" by Nishimori Hiroyuki 

Two transfer students, Mitsuhashi Takashi and Itou Shinji, tired of their boring, normal life and unpopularity decide to take their arrival at a new school as an opportunity to reinvent their image, and become delinquents! Itou's justice clashing with Mitsuhashi's mischievous ways, they initially antagonize one another, but soon become fast friends. The delinquent duo set out on various misadventures to become the greatest delinquents in all Japan! 

Genre: shounen, comedy, school


Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Based on "Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju" by Haruko Kumota

A man is released from prison and becomes the apprentice of a famous rakugo performer. The story focuses on the backstories of the performers and their struggle to gain popularity. Whilst learning he befriends another performer who has a completely different style.

Genre: historical, life, poetry, romance


Are You Ready? Hey You Girl!

Based on "Kakugo wa Iika Soko no Joshi. " by Nana Shiiba

Furuya Towa is a handsome guy who has always had girl admirers, but has never had a girlfriend and remains a virgin. He resolves that he will get a girlfriend, and casually picks the cool and beautiful freshman  Misono Miwa. When he attempts to spontaneously ask her out, she refuses aggressively. But the more Towa thinks about her, the more he falls in love with her. 

Genre: Comedy,  Drama,  Romance , School Life,  Shoujo


In This Corner of the World

Based on "In This Corner of the World" by Fumiyo Kouno

The story follows Suzu, an innocent young Japanese woman who is a  talented illustrator who lives in Hiroshima and Kure, Japan during World  War II. When Suzu was 18, she worked for a small family business when an unknown young man suddenly proposed to her. The man, Shuusaku, lived in Kure as a Navy civilian, remembered seeing Suzu ten years ago, with fantastic experiences. Suzu married him, moved to Kure, and joined  Shūsaku's family. However, dark clouds of the war against US were approaching and threatening the ordinary Japanese people.

Genre: seinen, historical, slice of life, drama, war, romance


Gibo to Musume no Blues

Based on "Gibo to Musume no Blues" by Rin Sakurazawa

Miyamoto, a divorcee and father of an 8-year-old daughter, proposes to and marries Akiko Iwaki, a career-minded 32-year-old woman. Now, with both unaccustomed to household tasks, they must learn on the fly as they raise their daughter.

Genre: family, drama, slice of life


Sachiiro no One Room

Based on "Sachi-iro no One Room" by Hakuri

One day, a fourteen-year-old girl was kidnapped... or so the police have been lead to believe. Actually, she tried to run away from her abusive parents and was helped by her stalker who then shelters her in his apartment. Although he considers his actions as kidnapping, the girl is happy about the situation and proposes to him, with the condition that if they are caught, they will commit suicide.

Genre: Drama,  Psychological,  Romance,  Slice of Life


Meteor Garden

Based on "Hana Yori Dango" by Yoko Kamio

Shan Cai is an 18-year-old girl from a family that's barely able to make ends meet. Due to a turn of events, she gets accepted into a school that only accepts the upper-class elites. She immediately clashes with her classmates, especially Dao Ming Si who is spoiled, arrogant and a bully. She remains defiant even after becoming a target of a series of pranks intended to torment her and just when she's about to give up, Hua Ze Lei always seems to show up to lend her a helping hand.

Genre: shoujo, romance, school life, reverse harem


Absolute Boyfriend

Based on "Zettai Kareshi" by Yuu Watase

Dan Dan is a woman who works as a special effects make-up artist but has a very cold heart. She, then, unexpectedly, falls in love with Yeong Goo, a humanoid robot programmed to be a perfect boyfriend. Yeong Goo begins to develop human emotions, and they end up in a love triangle with her famous actor childhood friend, Ma Wang Joon, who also falls for her.

Genre: romance, sci-fi, shoujo


Yareta Kamo Iinkai

Based on "Yareta kamo Iinkai" by Takashi Yoshida

The story centers on the titular "committee," comprised of a martial artist, a musician, and an executive, who listen to the stories of clients who come in to hear their judgment. Clients come in and tell their stories about their romantic lives, focusing on points where they think they might have had sex, but ended up not doing it. The committee then delivers their judgment on whether or not they think the client might have actually ended up having sex at that point if something had been different.

Genre: comedy, business


Daisy Luck

Based on "Daisy Luck" by Umino Tsunami

Daisy Luck follows the lives of four long-time friends, one who is now a housewife, one who is a baker, one who is an executive, and one who is not working. They're all about to turn 30.

Genre: Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of life


Parfait Tic

Based on "Parfait Tic" by Nagamu Nanaji

Fuuko (or Fuu-chan for friends) is a lively girl starting her first year of high school. Her life is turned upside down by the arrival of her new neighbours: the hot Shinpo cousins, Daiya and Ichi.

Genre: shoujo, romance, love triangle, school life


Miyamoto Kara Kimi e

Based on "Miyamoto Kara Kimi e" by Arai Hideki

Miyamoto is a new salaryman. Working hard and head over heels for Misako Tanaka. Even though he's clumsy, with the help of his colleague, Kazuo  Jinbo he will never give up.

Genre: seinen, drama, comedy


Missions of Love

Based on "Watashi ni Shinasai!" by Ema Touyama

Cell phone novelist Yukina Himuro has decided that in order to satisfy her fans' demand for love stories, she must experience romance firsthand. But with her icy reputation, how can she find someone willing to play the part of the boyfriend? By blackmailing the most popular boy in school, of course!

Genre: shoujo, school life, romance


Love Rerun 

Based on "Love Rerun" by Aki Amasawa

Sayaka is an "old maid" who's never had a boyfriend before, but has been hopelessly in love with her friend from university for 10 years. However, the night before she's about to go on a date with him, she finds herself waking up in her co-worker's house, who she hardly even knows? But it turns out he's actually her boyfriend, but Sayaka has no recollection of this due to a supposed head injury? But why would she date him? Did she give up on her past love, and is this co-worker really someone that she's head-over-heels in love with? And most importantly, will Sayaka really continue to date this mystery boyfriend?

Genre: josei, comedy, romance, slice of life


Auditor Nozaki Shuhei

Based on "Kansayaku Nozaki Shuhei" by Ryouka Shuu & Shigeru Noda

Nozaki  Shuhei is a branch manager at Oozora Bank. People like him because of his sense of justice and humanity, but he doesn't have a  successful career at work. One day, the branch where he works closes. Nozaki  Shuhei receives a promotion and works as an auditor.
Working as an auditor, he sees corruption and decides to change the bank. He faces opposition from all the way at the top of the company. The CEO, Kyogoku Masahiko, and his associates, Takeda Shingo and Tachikawa Sachiko, try to stop Nozaki Shuhei.

Genre: business, drama


Konda Teru no Gouhou Recipe

Based on "Konda Teru no Gouhou Recipe" by Umada Isuke

Konda Teru is a third-year high school student and gang member of the  Shimofuriniku-gumi. He lives with death in a world of guns, torture and fighting, but gunpowder smoke can make him think of mackerel grilled with salt. Konda attends school with classmate Haru Maki. Despite being faced with the dangers to his life and swamped with schoolwork, he takes inspiration from his day and creates exquisite food daily with wild imagination. This food gets him through difficult gang situations, at times sparks love and even saves people’s lives.

Genre: comedy, shounen, food


Dolmen X

Based on ""Dolmen X" by Yuna Takagi"

Leader (Jun Shison), Ichii (Koudai  Asaka), Nii (Yuuki Ogoe), Sai (Arata Horii) and Yoi (Tina Tamashiro) are aliens who have come to invade Earth. Yoi is the only female alien among the group. They are looking for a way to invade the planet without having a war. To make themselves feel better, Yoi takes the group to a live male idol group concert. The aliens are impressed and decide to become top idols to invade Earth. They call their idol group 'Dolmen X.'

Genre: comedy, sci-fi


Denei Shojo: Video Girl AI 2018

Based on "Video Girl Ai" by Masakazu Katsura

Sho Moteuchi is a high school student. After his parents divorced, he begins to live with his uncle. At school, he develops feelings for his classmate Nanami, but Nanami likes his friend Tomoaki. One day, he finds an old broken video cassette recorder in his uncle’s house. Sho repairs the video cassette recorder and suddenly a video of girl plays. The girl in the video introduces herself as Video Girl Ai. She then steps out of the video and lives with Sho for the next 3 months.

Genre: shounen, romance, sci-fi


Manga demographic:
Adaptations:

Shoujo

Ao Natsu
You, I Love.
Switched
Sensei Kunshu
Missions of Love
Parfait Tic
Absolute Boyfriend
Are You Ready? Hey You Girl! 
Meteor Garden
The Antique

Seinen

Kenko de Bunkatekina Saiteigendo no Seikatsu
Saint☆Oniisan
Hibiki
Tokyo Alien Bros
Investor Z
Gangoose
Miyamoto Kara Kimi e
In This Corner of the World
Dolmen X
Auditor Nozaki Shuhei
Yareta Kamo Iinkai
Sachiiro no One Room
Gibo to Musume no Blues
Zenigata
Himomen
Though How Mother Hate Me
Gokudo Meshi

Shounen

Denei Shojo: Video Girl AI 2018
Konda Teru no Gouhou Recipe
Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!
Gintama 2: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken
Nisekoi

Josei

Love Rerun
Daisy Luck
Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka
Manager Rinko Kazehana's Love
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Toumei na Yurikago
Chugakusei Nikki
Koi no Tsuki

YAOI

Pornographer



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