Manga: Strawberry 100%

aka: Ichigo One Hundred Percent

Junpei Manaka is on the cusp of high school, and he's obsessed with only one thing: movies. He has dreams of becoming a director one day, and often goes out and daydreams of the movies he wants to make on the roof of the school.

One day while going there, though, he catches a glimpse of a beautiful girl... and her strawberry-print panties. For the first time in Junpei's life, he notices the opposite sex. It also helps that the mystery girl left behind a notebook, filled with a story that Junpei can't put down (and would make, in his opinion, a great movie). Obsessed with this mystery girl, he isn't sure where to turn... shy bookworm Aya Tojo, whose name is in the notebook, or confident school beauty Tsukasa Nishino, who outright told him she was wearing strawberry-print panties. Of course, other girls eventually start showing interest in Junpei...

By manga artist Mizuki Kawashita, it ran for several years, has been adapted to anime, and has appeared in Jump Super Stars and its sequel (despite being a slice-of-life high school romance). One thing that makes the series interesting is the fact that the series itself is makes it unclear who the main character will end up with, despite the assumptions one would make about this sort of series. This resulted in much uproar when the main character finally made a choice.


Strawberry 100% provides examples of:

  • Accidental Pervert: Junpei. All the time.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The girl who catches Junpei while he's sneaking around Oumi Academy, and tries to make him her S&M slave is a lot more attractive in the anime.
  • Adaptation Distillation: The anime (Oav included) only adapted part of the manga and change some elements.
  • Author Appeal: How many times can a Panty Shot be thrown in? This series seems to be an attempt to find out.
    • Notable is the fact that the manga author is female.
  • Balanced Harem: For the first half of the story Aya, Nishino and Satsuki have equal chances of win Junpei's heart. After, the choice is reduced between Aya and Nishino.
  • Beautiful All Along: Aya becomes better looking by letting her bangs down, and beautiful by taking off her glasses and unbraiding her hair..
  • Bishōnen: During the double date between Manaka + Nishino and Okusa + Yui. Through the efforts of Okusa, the pairings become switched leaving him with Nishino. Lampshaded when he attempts to use his "bishonen side gaze" to catch her attention, but Nishino completely ignores him, trying to find out where Manaka is. Parodied with Kozue because she sees Manaka as this, along with love bubbles and sparkles.
    • Higure, the tall, dark, handsome, world-famous pastry chef. His grandmother owns the shop where Tsukasa works. He is the main attraction whenever he returns to work from his travels abroad, and while he has fallen for Tsukasa, he understands that she would rather be with Junpei.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Chinami. She act as a cute and innocent girl, but is very manipulative with the boys.
  • Blinding Bangs: Sotomura
  • Butt Monkey:
    • Komiyama is frequently made fun of because of his peculiar, octopus-like lips and his desperation in finding a girlfriend.
    • As a harem protagonist, Junpei is often subjected to this as well. Often mocked and abused, with characters remarking on the pairings he has in the series, and he initially doesn't succeed when it comes to filmmaking.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Interestingly, not Junpei, who is usually forward about his emotions (when he can work them out). Aya, however, obviously crushes on Junpei from their first meeting, but can't bring herself to say anything.
  • Cat Fight: Between Satsuki and Misuzu in chapter 58 of the manga.
  • Censor Steam: Often in bath and hot spring scenes to avoid nudity.
  • Chick Magnet:
    • Junpei naturally as every main character of an harem manga.
    • Okusa and Amachi have herds of girls flocking to them.
  • The Chikan: In her second appearance, Kozue is harassed on a bus from one of this; Manaka intervenes interposing between them. Manaka himself is mistaken for a chikan by Amachi while he and Aya find themselves too close on a bus.
  • Christmas Cake: Kurokawa-sensei. She frequently complains about not having a man despite to be a beautiful woman.
  • Covers Always Lie: The covers and splash pages would like to make you think that Aya, Tsukasa, Yui, and Satsuki are all equally vying for Junpei's heart. However, Satsuki quickly becomes a Hopeless Suitor and Yui is the Not Love Interest, but even after this is apparent all girls often feature equally in images.
  • Covert Pervert: Kozue, who possesses a very active imagination.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl:
    • Aya. Lampshaded by Junpei ("Her ratio for falling down is definately three times more than a normal person").
    • Kozue. She appears to be an extreme version of Aya; she is far more shy and reserved, and falls over just as often.
  • Declaration of Protection: Junpei says to Satsuki, "I will protect you to the full extent of my abilities!" (meaning against the pervs in the Film Studies Club). She blushes and thinks to herself, "He just said he was going to protect me ... what the hell was he talking about!"
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Ookusa. He's a main supporting character while the cast is still in middle high school. After they move to high school, he's rarely seen despite being in the same high school as Junpei.
    • Yui too. Lampshade by herself in a omake chapter.
  • Derailing Love Interests: Inverted all Junpei's love interests become better and more attached as time goes on.
  • Distant Finale
  • Dojikko:
    • Aya is a bit clumsy in general, but becomes a walking disaster area when flustered. When told that Tsukasa broke up with Junpei, she went into three consecutive spills.
    • Junpei, due to excessive amounts of daydreaming, is a male example.
    • Kozue. She appears to be an extreme version of Aya and falls over just as often.
  • Fanservice: All over the place, but also lampshaded by Misuzu while criticizing Satsuki and the Film Club's previous movie:
    That swimsuit scene was nothing but fanservice. Don't you know that degrades the quality of the movie?
  • Fan Disservice: The owners of a chain of ryokan, all related to each other, tend to place themselves in sexy poses in spite of advanced age, wrinkles and being almost as ugly as Komiyama
  • Fille Fatale: Chinami. She is very used to getting whatever she wants. She initially used Manaka as an excuse for dumping one of her previous "boyfriends" and eventually ended up joining the Film Studies Club. While she does not hold any genuine feelings for Manaka, she is bothered by how unremarkable she is to him.
  • First Girl Wins: Subverted! Tsukasa wins... though to be fair, she was the first girl to express interest in Junpei.
  • First Kiss: Junpei from Satsuki.
  • Foregone Conclusion: By the second chapter in the first volume (or since the very beginning, given the not-so-subtlety in concealing her identity), the reader can already tell that Aya is the strawberry-panties girl Junpei had been soughing after. Since she usually hides behind her Nerd Glasses and has her hair tied in braids when in public, it takes long for Junpei to put two and two together.
  • Furo Scene: Naturally, Junpei finds himself thrown into a bath with several of the girls.
  • Gainaxing: Satsuki seemingly does this intentionally.
    • Sotomura use this effect in his website on the image of the girls.
  • Genki Girl: Satsuki. Athletic and energetic, she loves to be seen with Manaka and is the most confident in her love for him.
  • Gonk: Komiyama who seems an octopus.
  • Groin Attack: Satsuki delivers one so hard to Manaka that he gets airborne and falls out an open window. Strangely enough, he acted like nothing had happened in the next panel.
  • Harem Anime
  • He's All Grown Up: A rare gender inversion of this. In the Distant Finale, Junpei is one of the last people to show up at the gang's three-year reunion, and he is jacked.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Satsuki in the second half of the manga. Despite her total devotion and physical, almost forceful, advances, Manaka constantly rejects her.
  • Idiot Crows: Spotted in the first volume of the manga, after Manaka finds out that, while asleep, he drooled on the paper with Nishino's phone number, blurring it away.
  • Imagine Spot: Those panty shots aren't just going to happen by themselves, you know.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Yui. She's not particularly bothered by her habit of removing her clothes in her sleep. Even while in the same room or bed as Junpei.
  • Japanese School Club: Junpei is a aspiring movie director. He tries to join the film club but learns it has been disbanded. He revives the club thanks to Aya, Satsuki and his high school friends (Sotomura and Komiyama) as members and make amatorial movies.
  • Kavorka Man:
    • Manaka. He's not ugly, but there's no apparent reason why he should catch the attention of so many beautiful girl. Gets point because one of the people who lampshaded this to Manaka is Tsukasa Nishino herself when they were dating at the start of the manga (she then concluded that her standards wouldn't allow her to fall for a worthless person, so Manaka had to have hidden qualities she had noticed unconsciously. She had actually noticed them consciously well before getting the declaration, but had forgot about him until that fateful day).
      • Having one of the main girls lampshade this in Manaka's face becomes a Running Gag, with a particularly funny occasion having Tsukasa and Satsuki describe the boy they like as a Kavorka Man only to realize they're both describing Manaka and start glaring at each other, with Tojo silently joining the lampshading when she tries to console Manaka with a sad smile. Still, Nishino is the one who does this most often.
    • Komiyama later joined the club when Chinami Hashimoto genuinely falls for him, and gets immediately lampshaded when the entire Film Studies Club plus Kozue and Amachi find out and nearly get an heart attack. She later dumps him... Except that the Distant Finale implies they got back together, in secret to prevent a scandal from ruining her idol career.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Amachi seems to have a compulsive necessity in helping women in need. Kozue comment that he seems a knight.
  • Lady Drunk: Kurokawa-sensei, she is a frequent drinker.
  • Likes Older Women: Sotomura. For all that he obsesses over taking pictures of cute girls for his webpage, he's actually interested in his teacher, Kurokawa-sensei.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: Several times to Aya and Nishino, especially the first to show her strawberries panties.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Junpei is subjected to / blessed with this at regular intervals. Often from Satsuki. Lampshaded by Sotomura after that Manaka is almost suffocated:
    Satsuki breast is a lethal weapon
  • Measuring Day: Treated as Serious Business at the all-girls' academy attended by Yui and Tsukasa. And guess who's there to accidentally witness it?
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Satsuki. She is the most buxom girl in the series (officially she is a DDD-cup) and has no problem in showing his body to Junpei. No surpsise that is very popular among the boys in the school.
    • Aya to lesser extent. She is the second buxom girl in the series after Satsuki and source of many Panty Shot. Her strawberry panties are the begin of the story.
  • Names to Know in Anime: Has a star-studded cast: Mamiko Noto as Aya, Nana Mizuki as Yui, Sanae Kobayashi as Satsuki, Yuji Ueda as Sotomura, Kana Ueda as Kozue, plus some other fairly well-known names.
  • Nerd Glasses: Aya hides behind these.
  • Nice Guy: Higure. He is a genuinely nice guy, once going to great lengths to help Junpei in a minor situation even before they got to know each other.
  • Omake: The final OVA episode is an expansion of one of the manga omakes.
  • Otaku: Junpei's obsession with moviemaking often comes off like this, to the extent that he becomes pretty much the last boy in class to even notice the opposite sex.
    • Sotomura also qualifies, due to his "Beautiful Girls I've Found" web page.
  • Panty Fighter: Apparently where Satsuki draws her fighting style inspiration from.
  • Panty Shot: Practically Once an Episode, though some are just Junpei's fantasies, and with alla girls. The story begins just because of one of them when Junpei catches a glimpse of Aya and her strawberry-print panties.
  • Porn Stash:
    • Later in the manga, Nishino visits Junpeis' house and sleeps in his bed for the night and finds Junpeis' porn stash under his bed. Junpei is tremendously embarrased but soon becomes furious when she tells him that she moved it for "Safer Keeping."
    • Aya finds it at one point and accidentally ruins one of the magazines. Junpei claims that it isn't actually his, because he doesn't want to look like a pervert. Aya, in response, is almost too nonchalant about it - she knows from her brother that boys "just have magazines like that"... and buys Junpei a replacement for the one she ruined.
  • Romantic False Lead: Kozue, introduced in the second half and last girl that fall in love with Junpei. Readers comment that she seems nearly a Filler character in the story.
  • School Festival: The Manaka's Film Club makes his movies for the Festival using the girls to lure viewers.
  • Sex Sells: To raise money for an old movie theater, the boys dress up as Santa and holding a bake sale. But when the girls dress up as Santa's helpers, it works too well.
  • Sexy Soaked Shirt: The girls' shirts and blouses regularly get wet and see-through, either as a result of falling into oceans, fountains and pools or having drinks spilled on them.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl / The Tease: Satsuki. She has no problem being seen naked by Junpei provoking him on several occasions.
  • Shrinking Violet: Aya,; is the reason of her nerdy-look.
    • Kozue is a extreme case; before meeting Manaka, she is very afraid of boys.
  • Status Quo Is God: You'll think the character relations have changed over the course of, say 40 chapters. Then, bam, the comic ends up right back where it started, ready for round two.
  • Sitting on the Roof
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Aya Tojo becomes beautiful by taking off her glasses and unbraiding her hair. But she attracts the attention of the boys so much that even come from other classes to see her and is almost harrased by the gym teacher.
  • Strawberry Shorthand: The story started when Junpei wants to find the girl who wears/wore strawberry panties.
  • Suggestive Collision: Manaka often with every girl. The best example is the first meet with Kozue. She not only falls on top of Junpei but she gives him quite an eyeful (of her panties) in the process before screaming and running away.
  • Super-Deformed: Few omake have this style.
  • Teen Genius: Despite his perversions, Sotomura is the number-one student in school, with grades even better than those of Aya.
  • Theme Naming: The family names of the girls all have the kanji for a cardinal direction in their namesnote , while Junpei's last name has the kanji for "middle".
  • Third-Person Person: Yui; Chinami
  • Those Two Guys:
    • Komiyama and Ookusa, at the start of the series. After the cast move into high school, Ookusa more or less disappears (although he is in the same high school as Junpei) and is replaced by Sotomura.
    • Migishima and Satake, two boys in Junpei's cram school class.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Yui, who also has the smallest chest in the show.
  • Tsundere: Misuzu is a not-romantic example. She tends to play down Junpei's role in the club, but later admits (to herself) that Junpei's accomplishment in building the club from scratch is truly remarkable whereas she is just "all-talk".
  • Twelve-Episode Anime: To detrimental effects.
  • Twice Shy: The whole reason why Junpei and Aya DON'T end up together.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Averted — Yui never displays any serious love interest in Junpei.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Yui id afraid of dogs.
    • Kozue initially is afraid of men freezing up and even cowering in terror in their presence.

Alternative Title(s):

Ichigo One Hundred Percent