Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture

Here is some information about the Japan manga series I was telling you all about at the November beverages meetup. It's pretty awesome that this exists in the world...

Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture

Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture - known in Japan as Moyashimon (もやしもん?), is a manga series created by Masayuki Ishikawa. The series follows Tadayasu Sawaki, a first-year college student at an agricultural university, who has a unique ability to see and communicate with bacteria and other micro-organisms. Additionally, these organisms look much different to him, and much larger, than what can be seen under a microscope by normal people. Tadayasu enters the university with his good friend Kei Yūki whose family runs a sake brewery.

Non-human characters in the series include:

Aspergillus oryzae (A.オリゼー A. orizē?)Voiced by: Yumi Touma
A. oryzae is the main character of the micro-organisms side.

Lactobacillus brevis (L. ブレビス L. burebisu?)
Found in fermented vegetables like kimchi and Japanese pickles.

Streptococcus lactis (S.ラクチス S. rakuchisu?)
Voiced by: Makiko Nabei

Lactobacillus plantarum (L. プランタルム L. purantarumu?)
Used to make sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables.

Lactobacillus yogurti (L.ヨグルティ L. yoguruti?)
Voiced by: Miu Nakamura
Used to make Japanese yoghurt. Speaks in a very formal accent.

Read the manga series online here: http://www.mangareade....
Or watch TV episodes on Hulu:

How fun is that?


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