<p>Young Takuya has it tough. After his mother passed away it has been his job to take care of his baby brother, Minoru while their father, Harumi, works long hours. Takuya must sacrifice the playtime usually associated with childhood for the..
<p>Takuya's life isn't limited to taking care of Minoru. He's got some problems of his own, like encounters with schoolyard bullies, a girl with a big crush on him, and the jealous classmate who has a crush on her. He weathers the..
<p>Minoru is growing up, but just because he's out of diapers doesn't mean things are easier on Takuya. Being a big brother is tough, and Takuya has to deal with his own troubles even as he tries to protect Minoru from the harsher rea..
<p>Takuya and Minoru attend a summer festival with their friends, pursue a fairy-tale quest that brings up treasured memories of their mother, and befriend a lonely old man with a kind heart. With a little help from their dad, the two boys ar..
<p>Seiichi, the old neighborhood bully, has moved back to town, and his sudden arrival is causing all sorts of trouble. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kimura, are torn by anger at how their wayward son left and the love they bear for him. The loca..
<p>When a new student, Hikage, joins the class, Takuya tries to befriend him. But Hikage is suspicious of Takuya's motives and begins a campaign to destroy Takuya's happiness. When Takuya seems to weather the assault, Hikage gets his ..
<p>Ichika and Ma-bo run away from their crowded home... but it's not long before the peace and quiet of Takuya's house get on their nerves! At the office, Takuya's father juggles a computer crisis, a stressed-out coworker, and a g..
<p>Meet Mr. Mukai, the enigmatic director of the Sunflower Nursery School. Some people admire his teary-eyed devotion to children of all ages. Other people think he's just weird. And everybody wants to know what he looks like without his ..
<p>When Takuya's friend Hitoshi finds a strange woman's photo in his father's cookbook, he panics. Could his ultra-feminine dad really be having an affair? But Hitoshi's problems are just beginning, as an innocent dropped hand..
<p>Takuya's neighbors Seiichi and Tomoko are on the outs, thanks to Seiichi's weakness for gambling. But with Seiichi unavailable, Tomoko can dig up only one date for her big class reunion: Takuya! Worse, at the reunion, the whole cla..
<p>Takuya's class defends its honor in an intramural baseball game that gets a little too intense. Then it's off to beautiful Hawaii, where Takuya's dad tries to keep his staff together during a company vacation - while Takuya and..
<p>There's only one thing Ichika wants for her birthday (besides Minoru's undying love), and that's the royal treatment! At her birthday party, family and friends are forced to bow to the precocious toddler's whims... until Ic..
<p>How did Takuya's family get started? In this special flashback volume, meet Takuya's father, Harumi, in his days as a hardworking college student and womanizing bachelor. Struggling to make it in Tokyo without his parents' help..
<p>Ichika's mature for a toddler - unnervingly so. But even the most precocious kids are still kids, and even Ichika sometimes wets the bed. With an ingenious cover-up and her little brother as an accomplice, maybe she won't have to a..
<p>Everyone's an art critic. First Takuya's brainy friend Hitoshi reveals his secret passion for drawing stories about space heroes, only to get into a feud with Fujii over the artistic direction of the project. Then Minoru takes his ..
<p>Takuya and his friends share a beach house over summer vacation and run afoul of Moriguchi's foxy grandma, who loves checking out the hot young studs at the beach... and hates looking after kids. But when Minoru and his fellow toddlers..
<p>At the annual school festival Takuya and his friends deal with girls, bullies, the geeks from the Audio-Visual Club... and a whole passel of lost toddlers. Then Takuya's dad, sleeping off a few too many after-work drinks, has a very st..