Zettai Karen Children (絶対可憐チルドレン, Zettai Karen Children? lit. Absolutely Lovely Children) is a Japanese shōnen manga by Takashi Shiina. The manga started serialized in Shogakukan's manga magazine Shōnen Sunday in 2005. An anime series began on April 6, 2008 and is scheduled to run for fifty-two episodes. Shiina developed the series out of a short story he had written in a special issues of Shōnen Sunday. The series was essentially the same, except for the fact that Kōichi Minamoto was named "Hikaru Minamoto", and he also had psychic powers.