Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun (月刊少女野崎くん- Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-Kun) is an on-going romantic comedy Japanese four-panel web manga written and illustrated by Izumi Tsubaki. An anime adaptation of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun was later released with its first episode airing on July 6th, 2014, and the last episode being aired on September 21, 2014. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun was directed by Mitsue Yamazaki and was animated by Dogakobo.
Plot: Sakura Chiyo is a high school student who has a long time crush on schoolmate Nozaki Umetarou. One day, she decided to confess her feelings to Nozaki but somehow, things did not happen as she expects them to be and Nozaki gets the impression that she is one of her fans and gave her an autograph.
Still dumbfounded, Sakura was asked by Nozaki if she is interested in coming with him back to his place. She excitedly obliges and eventually discovered that Nozaki was actually a reknown mangaka or manga artist having the pen name Yumeno Sakiko (夢野咲子 Yumeno Sakiko) and the author of the romance comedy manga “Let's Fall in Love” (恋しよっ Koi Shiyo - Let's Fall in Love) which is published in the magazine Monthly Girl’s Romance (月刊少女ロマンス - Gekkan Shōjo Romansu).
She eventually agrees to become Nozaki’s assistant and take that opportunity to get closer to him. As the series progress, Sakura Chiyo meets Nozaki’s schoolmates who assists him in finishing his manga as well as encounters characters who end up becoming inspirations for Nozaki’s work.
Characters: Nozaki Umetarou (野崎 梅太郎) - He is the titular character of the series and the object of Sakura Chiyo’s affection. He is a high school student and is secretly a mangaka named Yumeno Sakiko and the creator of the shoujo manga “Let’s Fall in Love” (恋しよっ Koi Shiyo). Despite the fact that he is making a romance-oriented manga, he does not have any personal experience in love to the point that his ideas for scenarios are unlikely to happen and can be weird. He appreciates Sakura Chiyo’s talent but is oblivious to her feelings.
Sakura Chiyo (佐倉 千代) – The secondary main female protagonist of the story which serves as the viewer’s point of perspective. She is a high school student who has a long time crush on Nozaki however, when she attempts to confess to Nozaki, it was misinterpreted and ends up becoming Nozaki’s inker assistant. She is in class 2-A and a member of the art club. She is petite and her signature characteristic are her two large ribbons having a polka dot pattern on her hair.