Marmalade Boy (ママレード·ボーイ) is a shōjo manga by Wataru Yoshizumi. The series was adapted by Toei Animation as a 76-episode anime television series which aired on TV Asahi and Fuji TV in 1994 to 1995. This was followed by a prequel theatrical anime movie in 1995. The series was also adapted as a 30-episode live-action television series that was broadcast in Taiwan in 2002.
Miki Koishikawa’s ordinary life as a high school sophomore is turned upside down when her parents suddenly announce that they are getting divorced in order to swap partners with a couple they met in Hawaii. They seek her approval of the shocking change, and at a dinner where Miki meets the other couple as well as their son Yuu Matsura, who is about her age, she reluctantly agrees to the arrangement. Yuu, while at first a jerk who takes every opportunity to make fun of Miki, turns out to be fun and attractive, and Miki finds herself falling for him. Little by little, she accepts her new family arrangement and opens up to Yuu as they become friends. Miki and Yuu’s relationship starts to become complicated because of the previous relationships that they had and developed with other characters. These include Miki’s long time classmate and former crush, Ginta Suou, and Yuu’s former girlfriend, Arimi Suzuki. A secondary subplot develops when Miki’s best friend, Meiko Akizuki, herself starts to have her own problems because of the relationship she has gotten into with one of the teachers, Namura Shin’ichi. Throughout the series, Miki and Yuu’s relationship is further developed and tried, influenced by other characters around them and the relationships that they develop with these characters.
[Jun 21, 1994] Vol. 1 : Music Monologue From Miki
[Aug 21, 1994] Vol. 2 : Message for Lovers
[Sep 21, 1994] Vol. 3 : Voice!
[Nov 21, 1994] Vol. 4 : Love Affairs
[Feb 21, 1995] Vol. 5: Marmalade Face!
[May 21, 1995] Vol. 6: The Etude of Dawn
[July 21, 1995] Vol. 7: Summer
[Nov 05, 1995] Vol. 8: Final Edition
[Dec 16, 1995] Best Album ~Single Collection~
[May 21, 2003] Marmalade Boy – All Song Collection
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