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Encyclopedia > Parallel (manga)
Genre Romance, Comedy, Harem, Ecchi
Authored by Toshihiko Kobayashi
Publisher Kodansha
Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run 16 February 200115 February 2002
No. of volumes 4[1]

Parallel (ぱられる) is a shōnen manga by Toshihiko Kobayashi. It tells the story of two high school students, Shinnosuke Nekota and Sakura Hoshino, who are forced to live together in the same house when their parents become unofficially engaged and leave the country for their work. The manga spans four volumes, comprising a total of 19 chapters as well as a one-chapter special. Romantic love is a form of love that is often regarded as different from mere needs driven by sexual desire, or lust. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... A harem comedy is a term for an anime or manga story wherein one male character is surrounded by — often living with — several female characters. ... Ecchi (from the Japanese エッチ etchi) is an English word deriving from a Japanese word meaning lewd or naughty when used as an adjective, and can refer to a pervert or sexual intercourse when used as a noun. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Kodansha (講談社 Kōdansha) is a major Japanese publisher of literature and manga, headquartered in (Bunkyo), Tokyo. ... Weekly Shonen Magazine (週刊少年マガジン ShÅ«kan Shōnen Magajin), also known as Shonen Magazine, is a manga magazine published by Kodansha. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac), a classic example of Shōnen Shōnen ) (sometimes transliterated as shounen or shonen, literally few years) is a Japanese word used in English to refer to anime and manga primarily intended for boys, although there can be crossover appeal to men and females... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ...



  • Shinnosuke Nekota (秋月大和 Nekota Shinnosuke?) – The fifteen year old male protagonist of the series. He is a baseball star of the school and is considered to be the leader of boys of the class. He is often in fights with the female lead, which he secretly liked since the first time he met her nine years ago. Because his mother passed away when he was five years old, he really does not know how to maturely express himself around the opposite sex nor does he understands them. Most of the time he behaves himself, but he is not above looking up girl’s shirts.
  • Sakura Hoshino (秋月大和 Hoshino Sakura?) – The sixteen year old female protagonist of the series. She is the smart, serious girl that is considered the leader of the girls of the class. She is the girl that punishes Nekota when he does something wrong. She is a good cook and has natural acting ability. When she was younger she admired her older sister and blames herself for the change of her sister’s personality.
  • Momoko (Haruno) Hoshino (秋月大和 Hoshino Momoko?) – Sakura’s elder sister of four years. The rebellious daughter of the family, she chose to live with their father after the divorce. She likes to play practical jokes and often exploits Sakura being a deep sleeper by dressing her in cosplay. She often tries to help to move along main characters relationship, but often makes things worse. Although she has a carefree personality, she becomes an accomplished commercial and soap actress and is part of the prestigious Black Box theater group.
  • Ahara Rina (秋月大和 Rina Ahara?) - The fourteen year old manager for the baseball team who takes a liking to Nekota. In fact she became the manager position just to be closer with him. She is energetic and cute, but is also aggressive when trying to show her felling toward Nekota in various ways.
  • Kanno Tokko (秋月大和 Tokko Kanno?) – The female childhood friend of Nekota. She is a tomboy, but her developed body does not show it. Her looks changed so much that Nekota did not recognize her. She is kind and genial and still helps out Nekota’s Grandmother. She rides her father’s motorcycle and can cook, even though it does not look appetizing. At age of five, she fell out of a tree while playing with Nekota, he made a promised to her that if the injury left a scar he would marry her. She still remembers that promise and hopes that one day Nekota will fulfill it.
  • Kikamura – Nekotas’s best friend and pitcher for the baseball team. He is intelligent, good looking, athletic, and popular all the girls. He is the mediator between the divided sexes in the class. He is the only one in the class that knows the main characters secret living arrangement and also the only one figured out that Nekota has feelings for Sakura. He is dating Nishigawa.
  • Nishigawa – Hoshino’s best friend and a big fan of the theater. She is dating Kikamura.


  1. Secret Battle
  2. Love Harassment
  3. A Brief and Blunt Emotion
  4. Love Triangle at the Beach


  1. ^ Parallel (manga) (manga) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia. Accessed 2006-09-29.

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