Chameleon (カメレオン Kamereon?) is a Japanese manga series created by Atsushi Kase which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 1990 and 1999; forty-seven bound volumes were released. The manga won the twenty-third round of the Kodansha Manga Award in 1999 for shōnen manga, beating out titles such as One Piece and Karakuri Circus. A remake of the manga by Hiro Mashima will return to Weekly Shōnen Sunday in March 2008. The series follows the antics of tenth-grade student Eisaku Yazawa who wants to become a bōsōzoku.
It was adapted into a fifty minute anime original video animation episode that was released in Japan on February 23, 1996. The OVA is licensed by ADV Films, which released it to VHS with English subtitles on November 11, 1998 under the title Bite Me! Chameleon.
- "Shōnen Magazine Marks 50th with New, Returning Manga". Anime News Network. March 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
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