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|Written by||Shungiku Nakamura|
|Published by||Seiji Biblos|
|Published||March 10, 2005|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Michio Fukuda|
|Written by||Aki Itami|
|Music by||Hijiri Anze|
|Released||October 29, 2014 – January 28, 2015|
Hybrid Child (ハイブリッド チャイルド Haiburiddo Chairudo?) is a one-shot Japanese manga written and illustrated by Shungiku Nakamura; the creator of Junjou Romantica. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing, which released the manga through its imprint, June, on August 16, 2006.A drama CD was released by Marine Entertainment in 2005. An OVA adaptation of the manga was announced as being in development in 2011.
The Hybrid Child is an amazing android that can grow if it is lavished with enough love and care from its owner. Neither fully machine nor fully human, the various Hybrid Child models develop strong emotional bonds with their owners. This volume contains several short stories of love, sacrifice, and drama: Young Kotaro learns the importance of responsibility when his Hybrid Child's lifespan runs out. The tragic swordsman Seya learns to love again with the help of his Hybrid child, Yuzu. The final tale tells the story of Kuroda, the creator of the Hybrid Child designs, and how his lost love inspired their creation.
- Kotarō Izumi (和泉 小太郎 Izumi Kotarō?)
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (drama CD), Nobuhiko Okamoto, Megumi Iwasaki (childhood) (OVA)
- Hazuki (葉月?)
- Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi (drama CD), Daisuke Hirakawa, Mahiru Konno (childhood) (OVA)
- Yuzu (ゆず?)
- Voiced by: Kōki Miyata (drama CD), Tsubasa Yonaga (OVA)
- Ichi Seya (瀬谷 壱 Seya Ichi?)
- Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (drama CD), Ryōhei Kimura, Haruka Kimura (childhood) (OVA)
- Tsukishima (月島?)
- Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (drama CD), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Nozomi Masu (childhood) (OVA)
- Kuroda (黒田?)
- Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (drama CD), Yūki Ono, Risa Hayamizu (childhood) (OVA)
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