Meet Sawaki Tadayasu, the second son of yeast preparation suppliers, who is forced to go to an agricultural university and continue the family business. He has the unique ability to see microbes. He and his friend, Kei, are taken in as students by the fermentation-process obsessed Itsuki-sensei. This manga follows Sawaki as he tries to make his way through university as discreetly as possibleÂ…which is almost impossible if youÂ’re as unique as he is.
Moyashimon won the 2008 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize's Grand Prize and the 2008 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga. It was also nominated for the 1st Manga TaishĹ? award in 2008.