A high school romance comedy based on the allure and co-dependence between two outcasts which inspired a hit animation currently available in English by Sentai Films and CrunchyRoll.
Riichi Ueshiba (aka Reach Ueshiba; born 1969) is a veteran comic artist from the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka. His early days as a comic artist were developed while he was going to the prestigous Waseda University in Tokyo back in 1990. After his second year in college, over summer break, Ueshiba took his first step into the realm of professional comics by writing the script for what would become his hit debut work Discommunication. He would then submit the work to Kodansha's Chiba Tetsuya Contest for New Artists?And to his surprise the short would go on to pick up the General Award for their 1991 edition granting him the option to be signed up to work on a series for the publisher. In 1992 he began working on Discommunication in earnest for Kodansha. The serialization for this series coincided with his time in college and he continued to work on the series until he graduted in 1996. The success of Discommunication lead to three sequel series and eventually a new series in 2001 called Dream Eater (which was later adapted into a cartoon series in 2006). And that in turn was followed by what has been his biggest success yet, Mysterious Girlfriend X.
"Mysterious Girlfriend X is mostly subtle and kind of sweet, even when it creeps toward lewdness, and manages to have an addictive quality that can only be attributed to that damn drool." -- Otaku USA