It's best to split the hub guide. This one will have every manga discussion thread that has completed or canceled its run.
Alice in Borderland Alias: Imawa no Kuni no Alice Publishers: Shogakukan Magazine: Weekly Shonen Sunday Author: Haro Aso Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Fantasy, Thriller, Read Online: ?,
Plot: Ryōhei Arisu is high school student who is irritated with his intolerable everyday life. One night, he tags along with his bad friend Karube and Chōbe to hang out in town. However, the town is suddenly covered in giant fireworks, and when he came to his senses, Ryōhei noticed that no one else was around. Finding themselves in a different world, Ryōhei, Karube, and Chota are forced to participate in survival games, or die right off the bat. The three fight to live, as well as find a way back to their own world.
Alias: Jigoku no Alice Mangaka: Matsumoto, Jiro Publishers: Shueisha (JP), (US) Magazine: Grand Jump Premium Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen Read Online: ,
Plot: This world is broken, so are humans. Shuu is one of them. He's a talented sniper who keeps a broken android, named Alice. Together they live like hermits and make living by exterminating caravan robbers, until one day the woman that Shuu saved invites him to live in a commune.
Staff: Tadashi Kawashima (Writer) Publishers: Kodansha (JP) Del Rey Manga (#1–8), Kodansha Comics USA (EN) Magazine: Monthly Shōnen Magazine Demographic: Shōnen Genre/Theme: Science Fiction, Supernatural, Adventure, Action Read Online: None ,
Plot: A strange virus is making its way around the globe, causing its victims to commit suicide–and becoming a lethal pandemic in less than a week. Now a group of Tokyo teens who have survived the outbreak are wondering why they are still alive.
Akame Ga Kill (アカメが斬る! Akame ga Kiru!) Publishers: Square Enix (Japan), Yen Press (English) Magazine: Gangan Joker Author: Takahiro and illustrated by Kei Toru Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Action, Fantasy, Assassination, Battle, Tragedy, Revenge, Corrupt Government, Read Online: None
Plot: A young man named Tatsumi comes to the capital of his nation hoping to join the army, but things don't go so well. The army doesn't think he's worth recruiting, and a sexy lady steals all his money. With no other options, Tatsumi sulks until a wealthy girl comes along and offers him food and shelter.
Then one night, he discovers the shocking truth behind his new patron when the terrorist group "Night Raid" comes to kill them. Having seen the true horror of those who run the country, Tatsumi joins Night Raid and their goal of killing the country's Prime Minister in order to end the corruption at the very top, but the Prime Minister has the resources and manpower of the entire country at his disposal, and Night Raid finds themselves fighting a desperate battle where survival is not guaranteed.
Arakawa Under the Bridge Publishers: Square Enix (Japan), Crunchyroll (various territories) Magazine: Young Gangan Author: Hikaru Nakamura Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Comedy, Romance Read Online:Crunchyroll,
Synopsis: You'll laugh. You'll cry. A charming, wistful, humanist tale of the strange people who live on the banks of the Arakawa touching the soul of a young man.
Area D Inō Ryōiki (AREA D 異能領域 AREAD Inou Ryouiki) Publisher: Shogakukan Magazine: Shonen Sunday Author: Yang Kyung-il Artist: Kyōichi Nanatsuki Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Action, Super Power, Supernatural Read Online: None
Plot: The "prison survival action" story is set after the sudden emergence of special powers in certain pockets of humanity. To deal with these so-called "Altered," a mysterious remote island prison named "Area D" was built.
A Silent Voice (聲の形 Koe no Katachi) Alias: Koe no Katachi Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Magazine Mangaka: Yoshitoki Ōima Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Drama, Romance, Slice of life Read Online: Crunchyroll,
Plot: I wish we had never met. I wish we could meet once again. A boy who can hear, Shoya Ishida, and a transfer student who can’t, Shoko Nishimiya. One fateful day, the two meet, and Shoya leads the class in bullying Shoko. But before long, the class shifts its target from Shoko to Shoya. Years later, Shoya feels strongly that he must see Shoko once again. The author Yoshitoki Oima’s comment: “People living in isolation. I wrote this story out of a desire to write about people living distant, isolated lives. Nothing would make me happier than if you all read my story.
Assassination Classroom (暗殺教室 Ansatsu Kyōshitsu) Publishers: Shueisha (Japan), Viz Media (English) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Mangaka: Yusei Matsui Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Action, Supernatural, Comedy Read Online: Viz Media Alpha
Plot: Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who's doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students' tattered self-esteem?
Astra Lost in Space Alias: Kanata no Astra Publishers: Shueisha (Japanese), Viz Media (English) Magazine: Shonen Jump+ Author: Kenta Shinohara Demographic: Shonen Genre/Theme: Action, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Space Read Online: Viz Media (Chapter 1 is Free),
The year is 2061, when space travel is now possible and commercially viable, and the students of Caird High School embark on their Planet Camp.
But soon after Group B5 arrived at their planetary camp site, a mysterious and unforeseen sentient light sphere warps its 9 members into outer space, stranding them 5012 light years away from their home planet.
With the discovery of an old, unmanned spaceship nearby, the students must stay strong, manage their limited resources and remain united in the darkness of space, so that all of them can survive their long and likely perilous trek back home aboard the Astra.
Publisher: Kodansha (JP and EN) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Magazine Credit: Kouji Seo Demographic: Shōnen Genre/Theme: Romance, Drama, Slice of life Read Online: Crunchyroll (until Feb. 28, 2018)
Plot: It's their first meeting, but they're living together!! Yuzuki, a girl from Tokyo, has moved to the country in order to start high school. But in order to do so, she's living in the home of Haruto, a complete stranger! In other words, she's a freeloader!! Haruto never agreed to have her live there, and all he can think is “How can they suddenly make me live with someone I've never even met before...?” Despite that, Yuzuki makes herself completely at home on the very first day! They start at the same school in spring, along with the girl of Haruto's dreams, Nanami. Looks like this is going to be a pain for Haruto.
Mangaka: Yukito Kishiro Publishers: Shueisha (Former); Kodansha (JP), Viz Media (Former)); Kodansha (EN) Magazine: Ultra Jump (Former), Evening Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Cyberpunk, Science fiction Read Online: Kodansha
Thought Alita's struggles were finally over? Hoped she could settle down with her devoted full-flesh man in a nice house in the Scrapyard suburbs? Think again!
Alita awakens in a new cyborg body--as stunning as before, but even more powerful--in a world whose dark secret has at long last been revealed to all, pitting parent against child, metal against flesh....
Disregarding the ending of the original Battle Angel Alita volume, the story of Alita has her resurrected by Desty Nova, for maniacal and scientific reasons. Alita must battle the remaining AR series members that have survived, and have developed unique personalities of their own.
Billy Bat Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Weekly Morning Author: Naoki Urasawa, Takashi Nagasaki Artist: Naoki Urasawa Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Thriller, Crime fiction, Metafiction Read Online: ?,
Plot: It's 1949, and Kevin Yamagata is a Japanese-American comic book artist drawing the popular detective series "Billy Bat." When he learns he may have unconsciously copied the character from an image he saw serving in occupied Japan, he returns to Japan to get permission to use Billy Bat from its original creator. Upon arriving there, however, he becomes embroiled in a web of murder, cover-ups, and prophecy that all leads back to Billy Bat.
Bleach (ブリーチ Burīchi) Publishers: Shueisha (Japan), Viz Media (English) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Mangaka: Tite Kubo Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural Read Online: Viz Media Alpha
Plot: Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace.
Brynhildr in the Darkness Alias: Extreme-Black Brynhildr, Gokukoku no Buryunhirude Kanji: 極黒のブリュンヒルデ Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Weekly Young Jump Mangaka: Lynn Okamoto Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Science fantasy, Science fiction Read Online: None,
Plot: The original manga revolves around high school boy Ryouta Murakami, who cannot forget his female childhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling that he must fulfill their promise of proving the existence of aliens, he has continuously looked up at the starry sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day, a girl named Neko Kuroha who looks exactly like his childhood friend appears as a transfer student. She displays supernatural strength when saving Ryouta from a foreseen accident. It turns out that Neko is a magic user that has run away from an alien research lab. From then on Ryouta supports these magic users, hoping to live normal lives regardless of being pursued.
Plot: By all counts, Ryouta Sakamoto is a loser when he's not holed up in his room, bombing things into oblivion in his favorite online action RPG. But his very own uneventful life is blown to pieces when he's abducted and taken to an uninhabited island. He soon learns the hard way that he's being pitted against others just like him in a explosives-riddled death match!
How could this be happening? Who's putting them up to this? And why? The name, not to mention the objective, of this very real survival game is eerily familiar to Ryouta, who has mastered its virtual counterpart: BTOOOM! Can Ryouta still come out on top when he's playing for his life?!
Features anthropomorphic cigarette gals. The manga tells the strange tale cigarettes in robotic human female form who expel tobacco from their kisses, much like regular cigarettes would. The male main character, who has never kissed anyone before, slowly adjusts his life around his new cigarette girl and new-found "addiction." (Source: ANN)
Publisher: Kodansha (JP and EN) Magazine: Young Magazine (former), Monthly Young Magazine Credit: Tomonori Inoue Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Science fiction, Action Read Online: Crunchyroll (until Feb. 28, 2018)
Plot: 2036. Tokyo, ravished by the radioactive contamination caused by an accident at a nuclear power plant, is now in lock-down. "COPPELION", a special unit of the third division of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Forces made up of three high school girls, genetically engineered to be impervious to radioactivity, is sent in to Tokyo; "The City of Death".
Plot: Introducing the second Jump Start, Devilyman! Madogiwa is a devil salaryman who is about to lose his job. He's got to get a billion yen to save it. But just when it seems impossible, he meets the strangest kid.
Duranki Publisher: Hakusensha Magazine: Young Animal Zero Mangaka: Kentaro Miura Demographic: Shonen Genre/Theme: Date: September 9, 2019 (will only have 2 chapters) Read Online:
Plot: Fairy Tail focuses on the adventures of the Fairy Tail Guild, one of many organizations of magic users who take on jobs of a wide variety, anything from rescue missions to finding lost books. The stars of the series are Lucy Heartfilia, a young girl who has dreamed of joining Fairy Tail and has the ability to summon out spirits to fight for her, and Natsu Dragneel, a young man who is a Dragon Slayer mage and is capable of controlling fire spells. They are commonly accompanied by the other members of their team, Happy, a winged cat who speaks and was hatched from an egg, Erza Scarlet, the strongest woman in Fairy Tail who has the power to change into any kind of magical armor to give her a wide variety of powers for...
Alias: Chichi to Ko Mangaka: Uchiko Publishers: Square Enix (JP), Kodansha/Crunchyroll (USA) Magazine: Shonen Gangan Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life Read Online: Crunchyroll,
Plot: Chichi to Ko - Welcome to the bumpy, yet easygoing slice-of-life comedy of a certain father and son. The unpredictable and wild son, Shou. And the former gangster, hands-on father who looks out for him, You-san. Follow the lively father and son pair, as their everyday life is sure to eventful. Won’t you take a peek at this slice-of-life, slapstick but easygoing father and son comedy?
Feng Shen Ji Publishers: Bookone Magazine: None Author: Tang, Chi Fai (Art), Zheng, Jian He (Story), Cheng, Kin Wo (Art) Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Action, Fantasy, Historical, Martial Arts, Supernatural, Seinen Read Online: ?, Synopsis: "The Great Shang dynasty has been in power for many years but the Gods find fault with the new emperor. Instead of submitting to their will at the expense of his people, the Emperor resolves to throw off the Gods' yoke and free humanity. However, not only the Gods but a rival, the young Zhou who submits to the Gods' will for his own purposes will face him!
The fate of the dynasty, nay, the fate of all humanity will be determined by this great battle between the forces of Heaven and Earth!"
Plot: Yoshiaki Maeda has been falsely accused and detained, along with delinquents from all over the Kanto region, in the juvenile correctional facility, Shouran Institute. Yoshiaki is as typical as a boy can get, so when he finds himself living in this violence-ridden prison, he can't think of anything worse. His cellmates, Iwakura, Yamanoi, and Yoshioka, are a cunning crew and soon Yoshiaki finds himself pulled into a feud going on in the prison. Then suddenly, a prison van crashes into the facility and what shambles out of the wreckage are flesh-eating zombies… And so the curtain is raised on this bone-chilling story of panic and horror.
The last thing Kei and Masaru remember was being struck dead by a subway train while saving the life of a drunken bum. What a waste! And yet somehow they're still . . . alive? Or semi-alive? Maybe it's reanimated . . . by some kind of alien orb with a nasty message . . . "Your lives are over. What you do with your new lives is up to me!" And what this orb called "Gantz" intends to do with their lives is make them play games of death, hunting all kinds of odd aliens, along with a bunch of other ordinary citizens who've recently met a tragic semi-end. The missions they embark upon are often dangerous. Many die-and die again.
Plot: Makoto Okazaki is your run of the mill high-schooler, a perfect bullying target and a closet pervert. One night, on his way to return a DVD to a friend, he notices a person on a nearby rooftop. The person lunges at him and bites his neck, drinking his blood. The attacker, a beautiful girl, then asks him: "Do you want to die or become like me?" He decides to live...
Plot: Two prisoners managed to escape after the police truck carrying them crashed on the highway. One of them, Imamura Shouhei is a gangster who has sent 10 opposite bosses to hospital. The other called Yazwa Yuu—our protagonist—is a con artist whose cheating profile has piled up to approximately 100 billion yen. Accidentally, Yuu then becomes the new teacher for the nearby junior high school, under the new name Hachisuka Gorou, and according to a deal of "Hammer Session" with the headmaster.
Plot Synopsis (For the start of the series, The Abducted By Demons Arc): Keiichi Maebara and his family move from the noisy, bustling city to the quiet little town of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983. As Keiichi settles in, he meets some local girls who quickly become his steadfast group of friends: Satoko Houjou, Rika Furude, Rena Ryuuguu, and Mion Sonozaki. While their life is mostly carefree and fun-filled, he begins to discover that things in Hinamizawa are not as they appear to be.
During the annual Cotton Drifting Festival, Keiichi learns that there have been murders and disappearances for the past few years in the aftermath of the celebration. Referred to as "Oyashiro's Curse," the suspicious townsfolk say that those who anger Hinamizawa's patron god will be cursed to die or disappear. At first, he believes that such things are mere folk tales meant to scare misbehaving children. But when a murder and a disappearance occur after the festival and his friends refuse to talk about the strange events in the village, Keiichi begins to wonder if his new friends may have something to do with the horrific events—and if he might be the next to die.
Hoshin Engi (Alias: Soul Hunter) (封神演義 Hōshin Engi) Publisher: Shueisha, Viz Media Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Mangaka: Ryu Fujisaki Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Fantasy Read Online: None since there are only print material,
Plot: Armed with his new weapon, the Dashinben, Taikobo seeks revenge on the demon Dakki and her sinister sisters. He finds out much more about the godlike Sennins--and what may have really happened to his clan. But looking for survivors only means falling further into Dakki's darkness.
Plot: Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something…different about himself
Inside Mari (ぼくは麻理のなか) Publishers: Futabasha Magazine: Manga Action Author: Shuzou Oshimi Artist: Shuzou Oshimi Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Mystery, Drama, Romance, Supernatural, Psychological, Gender Bender Read Online: Crunchyroll,
Plot: The manga follows an "angel-like" beautiful high school girl with a certain secret she has been hiding from everyone, and an idle hikikomori (one who adnormally avoids social contact) young man; the highlight of his day is seeing Mari at the convenience store. The story begins as Mari wakes up in her room, but something feel amiss about the room and even her own body.
Alias: Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji Mangaka: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki Publishers: Kodansha (JP) Magazine: Young Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Kodansha Read Online: Drama, Game
Plot: After Kaiji's showdown with Chairman Hyoudo at Starside Hotel, Kaiji is forced into labor at an underground mine. With meager wages each day, he will work for decades unless he doesn't do something.
Now Kaiji must wager his earnings in underground Chinchirorin gambles for a ticket to the rest of the world. But even if he surfaces, he only has one chance to pay back his enormous debt, and that is by challenging the "unbeatable" Pachinko machine, The Bog.
Plot: "Kaminashi Nozomi is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to her. That's why she wants to step into the world of "Keijo," a type of gambling sport where girls stand on a small floating platform and compete against one another. The aim is to push the other contestant off of the platform into the water, but they are only allowed to use their butt or breasts to push the others off. Will Nozomi be able to compete in the intense world of Keijo and bring wealth and fortune for her family?"
Alias: Mangaka: Kanazawa, Shinnosuke Publishers: Shueisha (JP) Magazine: Young Jump Demographic: Shonen Genre/Theme: Comedy, Ecchi, School, Seinen Read Online:
Plot: On a school trip to shinobi-themed Ninjatown, a young man named Ichi Kuno accidentally springs a mystical ninja trap which sends him back to the Age of the Ninja. Having no other path, he must pose as a girl and infiltrate an Kurenai Academy, a school of kunoichi students, to retrieve a mystical scroll that can return him to the future. But when everyone around him is already far better at stealth and infiltration than he could ever imagine being, it's not going to be easy. He'll need to employ his own special bag of tricks, and have a lot of luck, if he's going to last more than 5 minutes surrounded by hot kunoichi girls, every one of whom would happily kill him in a moment if he's discovered.
Lady Justice (レデイ ジャスティス) Publisher: Shueisha (Japan), Viz Media (English) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Author: Ken OGINO Demographic: Shōnen Genre/Themes: Superhero, Action, Ecchi, Comedy Read Online: Viz Media Alpha,
Plot: Marufuji Enta has a crush on Kenzaki Ameri and as they visit the same class for the first time the best day of his life starts! Ironically, he gets kidnapped until a mysterious hooded girl appears in front of the gangster's car in the name of justice!
Plot: Yasuke, 15 years old, is about to build up the courage to confess his love to his childhood friend Akari, who’s fallen for him, too. There’s just one problem: Yasuke’s family lives in a Japanese shrine, and when he breaks the shrine’s sacred mirror, it triggers a curse, releasing the cute and well-endowed goddess of misfortune, Orihime, into the real world! Now Yasuke can’t ever be out of Orihime’s sight—if he gets too far away, he dies, and can only be brought back to life with a quick kiss from Orihime!
Alias: Mahou Shoujo of the End Mangaka: Satou, Kentarou Publishers: Akita Shoten (JP); Seven Seas Entertainment (EN) Magazine: Bessatsu Shounen Champion Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Action, Mystery, Horror, Shounen, Supernatural Read Online: (I don't know if SSE does streaming like Viz and Kodansha)
Plot: High-schooler Kii Kogami is stuck in a rut, loathing the monotonous doldrums of his everyday life. If only something exciting were to happen, something magical. As fate would have it, Kii is about to get his wish, but in a way more terrifying than anything he could have imagined. When a little girl clad in gothic lolita attire appears at school and starts to gruesomely bludgeon, dismember and mutilate all who cross her path, while chanting the mantra “Magical Girl” from her corpse-like lips, the school devolves into a state of bloody chaos. Just how will Kii escape from this murderous magical girl? To make matters worse, the magical girl’s victims reanimate and join her killer rampage as minions. Is there no way out of school for hapless Kii Kogami? And even if he escapes, what will be left of the world outside?
Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic (マギ 魔奇少年 Magi) Publisher: Shogakukan (Japan), Viz Media (English) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Sunday Author: Shinobu Ohtaka Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Action, Adventure, Fantasy Read Online:Viz Media Catalog,
Plot: Story revolves around Aladdin who finds a magic flute that houses a djinn name Ugo, a magical being that is similar to genie. The two travel together around the world to discover more djinns. Along the journey, Aladdin encounters and make friends as well as enemies, while discovering true purpose of his life.
Plot: Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box, later dubbed by students the "Medaka Box." Medaka encourages students to submit any problem to the box without hesitation and promises to take on any issue from anyone.
Since Medaka won the Student Council elections with a staggering 98% of the vote, she ends up as the Council's only member. She asks her childhood friend, Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, for help and he grudgingly agrees, becoming the Student Council's lowest ranking member. Soon Medaka recruits two more people to the Student Council, the former judo club member Akune Kouki as secretary and the current swim club member Kikaijima Mogana, on loan for 300 yen a day, as treasurer.
Now the Student Council members spend their days solving the problems submitted through the Medaka Box, whether they be hooligans in clubs where they don't belong, girls who need help writing love letters or people who've lost their pets, gradually earning the respect and admiration of the entire school.
Alias: Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuuzoku ni Ikimashita Report Mangaka: Kabi Nagata Publishers: East Press (JP), Seven Seas Entertainment (US) Magazine: Demographic: Genre/Theme: Yuri Read Online: Amazon,
Plot: The heart-rending autobiographical manga that’s taken the internet by storm!
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.
Plot: One day, a super-average second-year high school student who wants a girlfriend, Aoshima, suddenly awakens to the ability to time slip. Ten years in the future, he is—gasp—married to the cutest girl in school, Wagatsuma-san! In the present, they are only classmates, so how in the world does he end up with the unobtainable Wagatsuma-san?! A time-slipping romcom coming at you from a brand-spanking-new duo!
Plot: After a short break, Naruto is back! And the story picks up right where the series finale left off. As the newest Hokage, Naruto's face now adorns the mountain behind the village. The same one he used to paint on as a prank when he was an attention-seeking kid! After his legendary feats, Naruto has gained the respect of everyone in the Ninja world...except his own son. Boruto is as bratty and stubborn as Naruto used to be! How will these two ever see eye to eye?! Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring is a brand-new, limited-run series by Masashi Kishimoto. And this is just the beginning! Look forward to many exciting Naruto projects in 2015!
Nisekoi (ニセコイ) Publishers: Shueisha (Japan), Viz Media (English) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Mangaka: Naoshi Komi Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Romantic comedy, Harem Read Online: Viz Media Alpha,
It was hate at first sight... rather a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match with their rival’s daughter, who just so happens to be Chitoge! However, Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, with a pendant around his neck as a memento, and he can't even remember her name or face!
Persona Q Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Bessatsu Shonen Magazine Mangaka: Sou Tobita Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural Read Online: Crunchyroll (P3 and P4)
Plot: Persona Q, the latest RPG in Atlus's Persona series, is now a manga! Serialization has begun for two sides of the story: Persona 3 and Persona 4. The split plot follows two protagonists, who were never fated to meet, and their friends. But as their adventures progress, the two groups' stories start to merge! One stormy autumn night, the P3 gang is bummed that Gekkoukan High School's Culture Festival was canceled due to the weather. But out of nowhere, they hear a bell begin to ring. The next thing they know..
Prison School (監獄学園 Purizun Sukūru) Publisher: Kodansha, Yen Press (USA) Magazine: Weekly Young Magazine Mangaka: Akira Hiramoto Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Comedy, Romance Read Online: None (it's still a new release in USA (paperback),
Plot: On the outskirts of Tokyo stands Hachimitsu Private Academy, a storied all-girls boarding school for elite young women full of potential and good breeding. But as the new school year rolls around, one tradition is going out the window: For the first time in the school's long history, boys are being allowed to enroll. But on the first day of school, only five boys make the cut. Kiyoshi Fujino, one of the lucky few, is thrilled by this discovery, his heart leaping with joy at the thought of being surrounded by all those girls, day in and day out. But little does he know of the shocking fate that awaits him...
Alias: PSYЯEN Mangaka: Toshiaki Iwashiro Publishers: Shueisha (JP), Viz Media (EN) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Demographic: shōnen Genre/Theme: Action, Supernatural, Romance Read Online: Viz Media,
"Save me!" Those were Sakurako Amamiya's last words to her friend Ageha Yoshina before she mysteriously went missing. Now Ageha's on a quest to find her. He's convinced that the mythical Psyren Secret Society has something to do with the recent rash of disappearances. And now he seems to be caught up as a player in their very deadly game...
R.O.D.: Read or Die Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Ultra Jump Mangaka: Hideyuki Kurata (Story), Shutarou Yamada (Art) Demographic: Seinen Genres/Themes: Action, Comedy, Mystery Read Online: None
Plot: "Yomiko Readman is called in to use her special talents to recover a rare book that was stolen from the library 20 years ago. Her commander has set up a deal to buy the book from the very man who stole it - Mr. Woo. When accused of the crime, Woo retaliates but finds himself foiled by Yomiko. But he has a trick or two of his own up his sleeve. Is it enough to defeat Ms. Readman?"
Alias: Kuzu no Honkai, Nyan Nyan Prelude, Serenade, Oratorio, Cantata, Andante Mangaka: Mengo Yokoyari Publishers: Square Enix (JP), Yen Press (EN) Magazine: Big Gangan Demographic: Shōnen Genre/Theme: Drama, Romance, School, Seinen Read Online: Crunchyroll,
Plot: We are the scum of humanity... Hanabi and Mugi are bathed in envious gazes from all around as a beautiful couple with excellent moral conduct. But these two apparently perfect people in an apparently perfect relationship share a secret they can't tell anyone.
Sihoon is a boy who lost his parents and lives with his older sister. This story begins as he meets Mephisto that came to the world to find Faust and makes a deal with Mephisto to supervises the fights between Mephistopheles and Faust.
The comedy manga follows a squid girl who vows to invade the beaches of mankind since humans have polluted the seas. However, her invasion is less than successful, and she ends up on dry land.
Straighten Up! (背すじをピン!と ～鹿高競技ダンス部へようこそ～ Sesuji wo Pin! to: Shikakou Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso) Publisher: Shueisha (Japanese), Viz Media (English Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Mangaka: Takuma Yokota Demographic: Shōnen Genre/Theme: Dancing, School, Read Online: Weekly Jump Alpha,
Plot: Masaharu Tsuchiya is as dorky as they get and is determined to make high school different than elementary school. But can he keep his inherent awkwardness from ruining his first day? Furthermore, what club will he join? Surely not something like...dance club?
Sun-Ken Rock (サンケンロック Sanken Rokku) Publishers: Shōnen Gahōsha (Japan), Crunchyroll (English) Magazine: Young King Mangaka: Boichi Demographic: Seinen Genre/Theme: Romance, Comedy, Martial Arts , Action Read Online:Crunchyroll,
Plot: Ken left Japan, pursuing the woman he loves to Korea. However, while she became a policewoman, Ken somehow wound up in a gang, even becoming their boss! The man who came from Japan now rises in Korea. It's Korean "Rock-Action" with a powerful punch!
Publisher: Shueisha (JP), Viz Media (ENG) Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Credit: Tadatoshi Fujimaki Demographic: Shonen Genre/Theme: Sports, Read Online: Viz Media (Limited),
Plot: Protagonist, Robato, is a super serious, dead-pan, neat freak who is also the least flexible and can never read a situation right. His unfeeling and expressionless face gave him the nickname—Robo. One day this Robo meets golf and...!?
Aliases: Rosario and Vampire Publisher: Shueisha, Viz Media (EN) Magazine: Shounen Jump Mangaka: Akihisa Ikeda Demographic: Shonen Genre/Theme: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, School, Shounen, Vampire, Harem, Supernatural Date: Jul 6, 2004 to May 5, 2007 Read Online: Viz Media
Plot: All-around average student Tsukune can't get accepted to any high school save one...but on his first day, he finds the rest of the student body doesn't appear average in the least. Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can't wait to fling her arms around his neck! Wait a sec'--are those her teeth around his neck too...? Tsukune's going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! But does he have a chance in H-E-double-hockey-sticks of raising his grades at a school where the turf war isn't between the jocks and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves?
Plot: Tokiwa Yasaka is an intelligent, but otherwise normal high school boy who becomes friends with a highly advanced android called "Deus Ex Machina III", or "Machina" as he is usually is called for, capable of feats that seem impossible for the modern technology. The duo later crosses paths with two other unusual individuals, a young ninja training to be a spirit hunter called Kanata Kusanagi, and Haruka Yata, a rich boy who recently discovers that he has latent magic powers. These unusual characters are brought together by visions of Rein, a mysterious girl who appears in their dreams, warning them that they are the "Heroes of the Revelation" who must join forces to save the world.
Toriko (トリコ) Publishers: Shueisha (Japan), Viz Media (English), Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Jump Author: Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Action, Aliens, Sci-fi, Battle, Comedy Read Online: Viz Media Alpha,
Plot: In a world where the taste and texture of food is extremely important, individuals known as Bishoku-ya, specialize in the acquisition of rare ingredients and animals. Our protagonist, Toriko, possesses incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom in order to fulfill his dream to capture the most precious foods in the world and create the ultimate dinner course. He is currently accompanied by a weak and timid chef who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and find rare ingredients.
Alias: Shingetsutan Tsukihime Mangaka: Sasaki Shōnen Publishers: ASCII Media Works (JP), DrMaster (EN) Magazine: Dengeki Daioh Demographic: Shonen Genre/Theme: Action, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Super Power, Supernatural, Vampire Read Online:
Plot: A childhood accident has left young Shiki Tohno with the ability to see the hidden lines or weak points in all things - be they organic or inanimate. By striking or cutting along these lines Shiki can slice through anything. Unfortunately the gift comes packaged with a nearly irresistable urge to kill using his new ability.
Alias: With the Light, Hikari to Tomoni… ~Jiheishōji o Kakaete~ Mangaka: Keiko Tobe Publishers: Akita Shoten (JP), Yen Press (USA) Magazine: For Mrs. Demographic: Josei Genre/Theme: Drama Read Online: ,
Plot: Born during the sunrise--an auspicious beginning--the Azumas’ newborn son is named Hikaru, which means “light”. But during one play date, his mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children. In the alternately heartwarming and bittersweet tale, a young mother tries to cope with both the overwhelming discovery of her child’s autism and the trials of raising him while keeping her family together. This is a story that resonates not only for those whose families have been affected by autism, but also for all past, present, and future parents.
Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches (山田くんと７人の魔女 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no majo) Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Magazine Mangaka: Miki Yoshikawa Demographic: Shounen Genre/Theme: Romantic comedy, Supernatural Read Online:Crunchyroll,
Plot: Suzaku High School student and problem kid, Ryu Yamada, is in a bad mood after being chewed out again by the teacher today. As if his day couldn’t get any worse, he falls down the top of the stairs with honor student, Urara Shiraishi! When he comes to, he’s switched bodies with her! Two people who couldn’t be more opposite from each other find themselves running around the school in each other’s bodies!! All from a kiss!! The problems don’t stop there in this school romantic comedy that starts with a kiss! The non-stop fun has only begun!! “A girl’s world isn’t so bad…!!
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT