Manga: Stop Hibarikun

Ordinary High-School Student Sakamoto Kousaku's mother has recently died. In her will she requested that he live with her old friend, Oozora Ibari. Kousaku is a little more than concerned when he realizes they're a yakuza family but opts to stay when he sees one of their beautiful, young daughters. Only that said daughter, Hibari, is quite different from her sisters...

Stop!! Hibari-kun! is a manga that ran in the early 80s, drawn by now famous manga artist Eguchi Hisashi. It was adapted into an anime by Toei Animation not too long after it ended.

This manga provides examples of:

  • Art Evolution: Compare this shot from episode 1 and episode 35 of the anime. The manga itself also improved.
    • A meta example occurred when Eguchi redrew Hibari for the 2009 tankobon release of the manga. He showed just how much his style had changed since the early 80s, though Hibari isn't drawn in quite as realistic a style as he usually does.
  • Animated Adaptation: The 4 volume manga was adapted into a 35 episode series, running from 1983 to 1984.
  • The Eighties: The manga was made in the early 80s and it shows in the fashion, especially Hibari's.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Hibari for the most part, Innocent Blue Eyes and all.
  • Love at First Sight: Goes both ways with Hibari and Kousaku, though Kousaku tries his hardest to stop the feelings.
  • Mukokuseki: Averted with everyone but Hibari, who has blond hair and blue eyes. Even the characters with outlandish hair colors are typically in darker colors.
  • Otokonoko Genre: Could be considered a precursor, though Hibari, like Jun from Happiness, is implied to identify as female.
  • Shōnen
  • Transsexual: Hibari is heavily implied to be this, rather than a Wholesome Crossdresser.
  • The Unfavorite: Hibari, to their father.