Act Age

Act-Age is a Japanese manga series written by Tatsuya Matsuki and illustrated by Shiro Usazaki. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from January 2018 to August 2020, with its chapters collected into 12 tankōbon volumes.


The story follows Kei Yonagi, a high school student who is not afraid to do things her own way, despite potential drawbacks. Act-Age is an exploration of the human psyche and what we owe each other, as well as what we owe ourselves.

Cancellation and Controversy

In August 2020, the manga was canceled and removed from the magazine and all official platforms after Matsuki’s arrest for committing a coerced indecent act on a female middle school student. The Tokyo District Court handed Matsuki a guilty verdict and sentenced him to one year and six months in prison, but the sentence was suspended for three years.

Similar Manga Recommendations

If you enjoyed Act-Age, you might like these manga titles that share similar themes and elements:

  • Oshi no Ko: A manga that also centers around a teenage girl with an incredible talent for method acting.
  • Hinata and the Challenge: A manga that features a similar blend of sports and psychological themes.
  • Welcome to Asagaya Art High School Film Section: A prototype manga by the same creators that explores the world of acting and filmmaking.

Note: Due to the controversy surrounding the manga’s cancellation, some fans may choose to avoid Act-Age or approach it with caution. However, for those interested in the story and themes, there are still ways to access the manga through online archives or second-hand bookstores.

Act Age is a Japanese Manga Series which is written by Tatsuya Matsuki and it is been illustrated by Shiro Usazaki. It has been released in January 2018 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. First three chapters has been published by Viz Media. It’s English version has been published on Shueisha on Manga Plus on January 2019.


Its a story of a young high school girl, who lives with her two sibblings. Her father left them and their mother died. She is a talented girl. She has a marvelous acting talent to the point where she loses the track of reality while acting.

This extreme talent has some side effects also. On some act, these kind of acting of this intensity could be self destructive and this is the reason why she wasn’t getting selected. But her acting got better when a directed Sumki Kuroyama who steps forward and bring out her true potential.


  • Kei Yonagi – A gorgeous high school girl who is raising her sibblings Rui and Rei on her own.
  • Sumji Kuroyama – He is a director and the founder of Studio Daikokuten.
  • Yuki Hiiragi – She is an assistant director and filmmaker at Studio Daikokuter.
  • Chiyoko Momoshiro – She is a famous actor from the stars agency.
  • Arisa Hoshi – She is the founder and CEO of the stars agency
  • Akira Hoshi – He is an actor from the stars agency and the son of Arisa Hoshi

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