Double-J (manga)

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(Daburu Jei)
Genre Comedy, Slice of life
Written by Eiji Nonaka
Illustrated by Maru Asakura
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run July 22, 2009October 26, 2011
Volumes 6
Anime television series
Directed by Azuma Tani
Studio DLE
Original network NTV
Original run June 29, 2011September 14, 2011
Episodes 11
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Double-J (だぶるじぇい?) is a Japanese manga series written by Eiji Nonaka and illustrated by Maru Asakura. It began serialization in July 2009 in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine. An 11-episode anime adaptation produced by DLE aired between June and September 2011.


In a school where after school activities are mandatory among all students, Hajime and her friend Sayo come across a new club that they have never seen before. The club is called "The Cultural Activity Preservation Club". The two enter the room to find all kinds of analog jobs and activities, such as handcrafting mats and toothpicks. This is a unique cultural manga mixed with comedy.


Traditional Art Inheritance Club[edit]

Hajime Usami (宇佐美 はじめ?, Usami Hajime)
Voiced by: Ayuru Ōhashi
Hajime is a new club member, and is the protagonist of this story.
Sayo Arima (有馬 小夜?, Arima Sayo)
Voiced by: Emiri Katō
Sayo is Hajime's close friend. However, she has not yet joined the traditional art inheritance club.
Aya Chōsokabe (長宗我部 彩?, Chōsokabe Aya)
Voiced by: Kanami Satō
Aya is the vice-president of the traditional art inheritance club. She has written a text of the omikuji.
Maria Sassa (佐々 マリア?, Sassa Maria)
Voiced by: Chiaki Omigawa
Maria, often referred to as 'Tsumayōji-san' by other members, is a senior of the club. She has carved a groove of the toothpick.
Ema Hōjō (北条 絵馬?, Hōjō Ema)
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
Ema is a senior of the club, and is a successor of the rain gutter artisan.
Ichirō Toba (鳥羽 一郎?, Toba Ichirō)
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
Ichirō is the president of Nagashima High School's traditional art inheritance club. He is Toba Sōjō's descendant, and has succeeded to Chōjū-giga.
Shizuma Sanada (真田 静馬?, Sanada Shizuma)
Voiced by: Ryō Hirohashi
Shizuma is a trainer of the varied tit.

Manzai Study Group[edit]

Françoise Sakai (フランソワーズ 坂井?, Furansowāzu Sakai)
Voiced by: Yū Kobayashi
Françoise is the president of the manzai study group.

Members' Family[edit]

Hajime's Mother (はじめの母?)
Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki
Ichirō's Father (一郎の父?)
Voiced by: Banjō Ginga
Yutaka Toba (鳥羽 ゆたか?, Toba Yutaka)
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara
Yutaka is Ichirō's younger sister.



The manga is written by Eiji Nonaka and illustrated by Maru Asakura. It began serialization on July 22, 2009 in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Five tankōbon volume have been published.


The 11-episodes anime adaptation is produced by DLE and directed by Azuma Tani. It aired between June 29 and September 14, 2011. The ending theme of the series is "Wani to Shampoo" (ワニとシャンプー?) by Momoiro Clover Z, released on their first album Battle and Romance. An insert song titled Kyō no Hi wa Sayōnara (今日の日はさようなら?) by the voice actors of Hajime Usami, Sayo Arima, Aya Chōsokabe, Maria Sassa, Ema Hōjō, Shizuma Sanada, Françoise Sakai and Yutaka Toba played in episode 11.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
01 "Dentō or Alive"
"Dentō oa Araibu" (伝統・オア・アライブ) 
June 29, 2011
02 "PermaDentō Vacation"
"PāmaDentō Bakēshon" (パーマ伝統・バケーション) 
July 6, 2011
03 "Dentō Derivative"
"Dentō Deribatibu" (伝統デリバティブ) 
July 13, 2011
04 "Kabushiki Dentō Kōkai" (株式伝統公開)  July 20, 2011
05 "ADentō Please!"
"ADentō Purīzu!" (ア伝統 プリーズ!) 
July 27, 2011
06 "Ukkari Subette Dentō" (うっかり滑って伝統)  August 3, 2011
07 "Kurashi no Dentō Gei" (暮らしの伝統芸)  August 10, 2011
08 "Sono Ken wa Dentōchu desu" (その件は伝統中です)  August 17, 2011
09 "Dentōsen ga Hareta" (伝統腺が腫れた)  August 24, 2011
10 "Dentō Eiji" (伝統英二)  August 31, 2011
11 "Shushō Dentō Shokan" (首相伝統所感)  September 14, 2011


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