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Mangirl! volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Mangirl! volume 1.
Genre Comedy
Written by Kagari Tamaoka
Published by Earth Star Entertainment
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Comic Earth Star
Original run April 2011July 2013
Volumes 3
Anime television series
Directed by Nobuaki Nakanishi
Studio Dogakobo
Licensed by
Original network Tokyo MX, Sun TV, ATX, Niconico
Original run January 2, 2013March 27, 2013
Episodes 13 + OVA (List of episodes)
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Mangirl! (まんがーる!, Mangāru!, a portmanteau of manga and girl) is a Japanese four-panel comic strip manga series written and illustrated by Kagari Tamaoka. It was serialized in Earth Star Entertainment's Comic Earth Star magazine between the April 2011 and July 2013 issues. An anime television series by Dogakobo aired between January and March 2013 in Japan.



Originally titled Sōkan! Comic Earth Star Henshū-bu (創刊! コミック アース・スター編集部, Launch! Comic Earth Star Editors), Mangirl! is a four-panel comic strip manga written and illustrated by Kagari Tamaoka, with original character designs by Yasu. It was serialized in Earth Star Entertainment's Comic Earth Star magazine between the April 2011 and July 2013 issues.[citation needed] Three tankōbon volumes were released between May 12, 2012 and March 12, 2013.[1][2]

Internet radio show[edit]

An Internet radio show to promote the manga titled Sōkan! Comic Earth Star Henshū-bu (創刊! コミック アース・スター編集部) aired 18 episodes between August 16 and December 13, 2010. An additional special episode was broadcast on March 11, 2011. It was hosted by Mai Nakahara, Kana Ueda, Saori Hayami and Sayuri Yahagi. The show was streamed online every Monday, and was produced by the Japanese Internet radio station Hibiki.[3]


An anime television series adaptation produced by Dogakobo aired between January 2 and March 27, 2013 in Japan on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, ATX and Niconico.[4] The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[5] An additional unaired 14th episode came bundled with the Blu-ray Disc release of the series on May 24, 2013.[6]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
01 "This Is Comic Earth Star's Editorial Staff"
(こちらコミック アース・スター編集部) 
January 2, 2013
02 "Everyday Editor"
January 9, 2013
03 "Perfect Day for a Gravure Shoot"
January 16, 2013
04 "Assistant Girls"
January 23, 2013
05 "Phototypesetting Midnight"
January 30, 2013
06 "Infinite Proofreading"
February 6, 2013
07 "Impatient Ryoma Road"
February 13, 2013
08 "Comisuke Planet"
February 20, 2013
09 "Something Borrowed"
February 27, 2013
10 "Buy More"
March 6, 2013
11 "We Just Haven't Given Our All Yet"
March 13, 2013
12 "The First Volume"
March 20, 2013
13 "It's Anime Time"
March 27, 2013
14 "遊ブへんしゅうがぁる"   May 24, 2013


  1. ^ まんがーる! (1) (アース・スターコミックス) [Mangirl! 1] (in Japanese). ASIN 4803003386. 
  2. ^ まんがーる! 3 (アース・スターコミックス) [Mangirl! 3] (in Japanese). ASIN 4803004331. 
  3. ^ 創刊! コミック アース・スター編集部 [Sōkan! Comic Earth Star Henshū-bu] (in Japanese). Hibiki Radio Station. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dogakobo to Animate Mangirl! Manga for January Premiere". Anime News Network. October 11, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream "Encouragement of Climb" and "Mangirl" Anime". Crunchyroll. December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ まんがーる! (in Japanese). Retrieved October 12, 2012. 

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