Top 60 Best Ecchi Manga And Manhwa Of All Time

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Top 60 Best Ecchi Manga And Manhwa Of All Time

There’s no denying that the ecchi genre is extremely popular among manga and manhwa readers.

Ecchi is one of the many genres that most of us enjoy delving into with gusto and depth. For the most part, it rarely elicits any kind of emotional response other than satisfied arousal through iconic moments of intimacy, which is a major focus of any ecchi manga series. Because of our biological nature, most of us are fascinated by and interested in the ecchi genre.

In the ecchi manga, anything can happen to attract readers, from female characters showing cleavage to clothes being casually ripped up for fanservice moments. Ecchi manga is known for using wacky, racy, and intimate situations as plot devices.

Ecchi has always been a popular theme, and there are a number of excellent ecchi manga and manhwa series available. Finding the best ecchi that will satisfy most ecchi antics and offer something for everyone, however, is a bit of a challenge. There is an endless supply of mediocre ecchi produced due to its popularity. Here are a few of the best ecchi manga and manhwa for you to check out.

1. Nozoki Ana

Nozoki Ana

Tatsuhiko Kido just wants a normal college life filled with fun, friends, and cute girls when he moves to the city to attend art school. But when he looks through a hole in his apartment wall and sees his neighbor Emiru Ikuno masturbating while facing him, his life changes dramatically.

Emiru caught him peeping, so he barges into the next room to apologize. Unfortunately, he finds himself in an uncomfortable position with Emiru, who quickly snaps a photo and blackmails him into a mutual peeping relationship. To add to the intrigue, he discovers that Emiru is a student in his class!

The story of Nozoki Ana is deeply psychological, exploring eroticism, guilt, and finding love in unusual places, despite its smutty appearance.  This manga is fascinating because it delves into many societal issues in-depth and allows you to see the darker and more disturbing aspects of life. What makes this manga interesting is that it manages to turn it into a semi-comedic manga with a few amusing quirks thrown in for good measure.

Gentle and seinen in nature, with just enough ecchi to admire to bring the story to life. Each character blends well enough to create a harmonious symphony of ecchi, romance, and drama.

Even in fan service, the manga stays true to its plots and themes, and while there are some tangents, they tend to advance the story in more ways than one, and the manga stays true to its plots and themes and what it displays.

2. High School DxD

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Issei Hyoudou, a high school student and lifelong pervert, does not expect to hear “Would you mind dying right now?” from his first girlfriend, especially not before he is brutally murdered on their first date.

Fortunately for Issei, he is reincarnated as a Devil servant after summoning the beautiful Rias Gremory, a high-ranking Devil. Issei discovers that his “girlfriend” was actually a Fallen Angel named Raynare, who was sent to kill him for possessing the “Sacred Gear,” a divine weapon bestowed on humans by the Gods.

Issei is then invited to join the Occult Research Club, the House of Gremory’s headquarters, where he meets the rest of Rias’ servants. Given the rank of “Pawn,” Issei resolves to rise through the ranks in order to form his own harem of beautiful women. However, Issei will face numerous grave dangers as he battles Fallen Angels and rogue Exorcists while also attempting to master the power of his Sacred Gear.

Issei Hyoudou, the protagonist, is a lecherous jerk who represents a large portion of males. He does, however, have morals, which is unusual. Despite his creepiness, he does not force himself on others in the same way that perverts in other series do.

High School DxD is more than just fanservice; it also includes character development and even power-ups. The plot also progresses in a logical manner. Actually, the series could probably stand alone without the ecchi, but it’s more interesting with it.

The popularity of Highschool DxD is due not only to how ecchi it is, but also to how good the story is. This is an area where the vast majority of ecchi manga/anime/light novels fall short, but despite being cliché and heavily relying on Deus ex machinas, DxD’s story is fantastic. Despite the fact that it is an ecchi story, it becomes very emotional as you become attached to the characters, and the story adds to the intensity.

3. Velvet Kiss

Velvet Kiss

Shin Nitta returns home to celebrate his life’s happiest moment after winning the lottery and landing a job at a prestigious firm. However, his joy quickly turns to panic the next morning when his loan agent informs him of his massive debt.

With no other option but to befriend a beautiful girl named Kanoko Kikuchiya, whom he had met earlier in a business meeting, the bereft Shin is given an alternative. Shin accepts the job because he thinks it will be simple, but he has no idea about Kanoko’s true nature as a spoiled, lustful girl who demands his company at all times.

In Velvet Kiss, a hapless salaryman must appease a wealthy temptress who craves sexual intimacy in order to get out of debt. As their relationship grows beyond friendship, they begin to learn about each other’s secrets and the truth behind their fateful meeting.

The relationship between plot and ecchi is always interesting to read. Especially if it’s done correctly. Despite the constant sex scenes and themes that run rampant throughout this work, there is a tender love growing between the two main characters that can be seen as the chapters pass. This love, while not immediately apparent, gradually emerges and is very satisfying to witness, if not one of the main reasons to read this.

In this manga, the mangaka incorporates the concept of ‘feelings.’ Because the main point of ecchi manga is sex, you won’t see ‘feelings’ very often, but you’ll be glad that the mangaka did because it sets this manga apart. Velvet Kiss has a great cast of characters. With Nitta and Kano, Velvet Kiss depicts the divide between the middle-class and the upper-class.

4. Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

On a normal day, mindless, flesh-eating zombies appear out of nowhere and throw society into chaos. Takashi Komuro, a second-year high school student at Fujimi Academy, has firsthand experience with these beasts’ murderous nature. He and his friends Rei Miyamoto and Hisashi Igou flee to the roof, only to discover the terrifying reality of their zombie-infested world.

Rei and Takashi must now rely on a group of oddballs comprised of Saya Takagi, a wealthy genius; Saeko Busujima, the kendo club president; Shizuka Marikawa, their voluptuous school nurse; and Kouta Hirano, a gun-obsessed otaku in High School of the Dead. They must work together to overcome all odds and survive in the face of the terrifying undead.

The plot tickets aren’t distributed at random by distant authority figures. Nothing is in the hands of fate. It’s up to the characters to figure out what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Everything.

This focuses on their transformation from “civilized” humans to survivalists. The fan service is also well-executed in the sense that it feels natural and appropriate given their circumstances. The plot isn’t particularly original, but it’s extremely entertaining and enjoyable.

The character design and artwork are excellent. Not only do the female characters’ designs have a lot of variety, but so do the male characters. The characters begin as obvious stereotypes, but they grow and change as the world around them does, and it’s genuinely satisfying to see.

Of course, situations like zombies taking over will bring out the best and worst in people, and Highschool of the Dead does a fantastic job of showing how it either pushes people to work together to rise above the darkness or pushes them deeper into it, but most importantly, it explores the grey area that many of these characters live in.

You have a lot of interesting characters who all excel at different aspects of surviving the zombie apocalypse. There are various groups with various intentions, as well as a look into how people and nations would respond to this threat, which adds to the intrigue.

5. To Love-Ru Darkness

To Love-Ru Darkness

Rito Yuuki’s love for his crush, Haruna Sairenji, and the alien princess, Lala Satalin Deviluke, remains unsuccessful and indecisive. Meanwhile, Momo, Lala’s younger sister, has fallen in love with Rito and is attempting to create a harem for him in hopes of getting her a place in Rito’s life.

Her plan to do so is to enroll in his school in order to secretly support all of Rito’s love interests, including the recently enrolled alien assassin Konjiki no Yami, also known as “Yami,” who causes her next bounty to be postponed because of him.

Yami’s younger sister, Kurosaki Mea, however, wants Yami to go back to being an assassin. To LOVE-Ru Darkness picks up where To LOVE-Ru left off, with new girls, new foes, and even more heinous moments.

To LOVE-Ru in its original form never tried to be anything special. It was primarily a standard love triangle rom-com centered on Rito, Lala, and Haruna, and the majority of the story was told in a lighthearted episodic format with little plot progression in either direction. It wasn’t bad, but it was a little too formulaic and didn’t leave much of an impression.

Darkness, on the other hand, makes it clear from the first chapter that it is attempting something entirely different. It makes the bold claim that it is aiming for a true harem ending, and that it will find a way to make it canonically possible.

This is essentially a direct challenge to one of the harem genre’s most persistent problems, namely how to end it. In general, when a story features a male protagonist who is surrounded by a group of girls who are all madly in love with him.

With such a large harem cast, every reader will be able to find their own favorites, and you can be sure that she will get plenty of screen time, whoever she is. The manga tries to give all of the girls enough time in the spotlight to satisfy their fans while not slowing down the story’s progress too much.

6. Monster Musume No Iru Nichijou

Monster Musume No Iru Nichijou

Monsters exist, and they’d like to date us! Three years ago, the world discovered that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and a slew of other fantastic creatures aren’t just stories; they’re real, complete with scales, feathers, horns, and fangs. The once mythical creatures have become part of society, or at least attempting to, thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act.”

Kurusu Kimihito’s world is turned upside down after he is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program. Miia, a snake-like lamia, comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s responsibility to look after her and ensure that she fits into his daily routine.

Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably attractive, and interspecies breeding is strictly prohibited. In the presence of a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy, what’s a full-blooded young man to do?

This is a harem manga with everything you’d expect from an ecchi harem. Comedy, Boobs, unintentional sexual encounters, and, of course, a slew of girls swooning over our protagonist. The twist on not only the girls being Monster girls, but the characters themselves, the events that take place, and how the rest of the world views them is what makes the manga so fantastic.

Each of the characters has a unique twist that makes them unique, giving you a satisfying sense of originality in each of them. The characters can be anything from airheads to aggressive to one another just to get the protagonist’s attention, but the best part about these girls are the little quirks that make them unique and hilarious.

There’s no complicated plot or anything; everything is straightforward. Comedy that can make you laugh, ecchi that is tasteful, and can also be very lighthearted. It’s the kind of manga where you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself. While not perfect, the manga takes a lot of things that have been overused in a lot of harems and makes them its own, making it very enjoyable.

7. To Love-Ru

To Love-Ru

Rito Yuuki, a shy 16-year-old, has yet to declare his love for Haruna Sairenji, a classmate and the object of his adoration since junior high. Unfortunately, his situation becomes even more difficult when a mysterious, naked girl crashes into a bathing Rito one night.

Rito is further perplexed when he learns that the girl, Lala Satalin Deviluke, is the crown princess of an alien empire who has fled her home. Despite her status as the heiress to the galaxy’s most powerful power, Lala is more than willing to marry the seemingly ordinary Rito in order to avoid an unwanted political marriage.

To LOVE-Ru depicts Rito’s daily struggle with the bizarre chaos that begins with Lala’s arrival. To LOVE-Ru is a rom-com full of sexy girls, slapstick humor, and outlandishly lewd moments that defy the laws of physics, with an ever-growing legion of swooning beauties constantly foiling his attempted confessions to Haruna.

To Love-Ru appears at first glance to be a sci-fi ecchi harem in which the protagonist gets himself into all sorts of mischief, which is part of what it is, but it also has a slowly developing plot.

The art is friendly, with a sense of levity emanating from nearly every page. The ecchi drawings also fit in well, not crossing that invisible line while still providing plenty of fanservice.

The characters in this manga come in a wide range of personalities and appearances, and they are all unique in their own way. The characters are one of the most striking aspects of the story. Harems are known for skipping over the development of the supporting cast; however, many of the characters in this manga are faithfully and actively included, making them appear less like cute cardboard cutouts who just follow Rito.

8. Domestic na Kanojo

Domestic na Kanojo

Hina, Natsuo Fujii’s teacher, is the love of his life. Natsuo attends a mixer with his classmates in an attempt to forget about his feelings for her, where he meets an odd girl named Rui Tachibana.

Rui asks Natsuo to sneak out with her and do her a favor, which is a strange turn of events. Their destination, to his surprise, is Rui’s house, where she has requested that he have sex with her. The act isn’t motivated by love; she simply wants to learn from it. Natsuo reluctantly agrees, hoping that it will help him forget about Hina.

Natsuo now has a new problem as a result of this unusual encounter. With his father’s remarriage, he gains a new set of stepsisters; unfortunately, he is all too familiar with these two young ladies.

He quickly discovers that his new siblings are Hina and Rui! As he approaches adulthood, Natsuo finds himself in an unexpected love triangle, living with both the teacher he adores and the girl with whom he had his “first time.”

It’s essentially a slice-of-life story with a heavier emphasis on romance than most. The character interactions are well-handled, the plot isn’t overly complicated, and it isn’t all that bad, even if it does follow obvious cliches. The characters have great chemistry together, and they’re even better when they’re with the rest of the cast.

The friendships appear to be genuine. They struggle, they have feelings for one another, and in the end, they develop some incredible chemistry. The romances are genuine, and the emotions are genuine; anyone can relate to this romance in a way that brings back memories of past feelings.

The plot is intriguing, with numerous arcs that draw the reader in. Artwork is stunning, and the characters are believable and well-developed.

9. Kissxsis

Kissxsis

Following the death of Keita Suminoe’s mother, his father remarried, bringing two stepsisters into Keita’s life: twins Ako and Riko. However, since their fateful first encounter, the girls have been overcome by an incestuous love for their younger brother, resulting in a lifelong feud for his heart.

Keita’s two stepsisters, who lust after him and have no qualms about expressing it, are even rivals in this regard. He puts up with it, much to his friends’ amusement, but when they come to his school to bring him lunch, he lashes out, making them confess their feelings for him in front of everyone and leaving. He pursues them, feeling sorry for them, and promises to work hard in order to attend the same high school as them.

Keita’s relationship with his sisters, as well as their attempts to seduce him, is the main plot. It’s nothing too big or complicated; it’s just a collection of everyday occurrences that will make you laugh or raise your fanservice meter to the highest level.

Keita is your typical “harem protagonist,” spending the majority of his time fantasizing about the girls or doing things with them that he normally fantasizes about.

The main character in Ecchi is almost always surrounded by ditsy girls who hit on him, and he just appears to be an idiot, but not here. The three main characters in this manga each had their own personality and qualities; for example, they could have made Ako and Riko airheads who acted identically, but the only thing they have in common is their love for Keita.

Throughout the story, the female characters are well developed; rather than being vessels for a fetish, they have feelings, reasoning, and well-defined personalities, which adds a lot to the manga.

10. Prison School

Prison School

For the first time in its history, Hachimitsu Private Academy, an elite all-girls high school, opens its grand doors to male students. The five men who enroll, on the other hand, are a merry band of perverts who can’t communicate with women! Shingo, the foreign delinquent, the strange and sickly “Jo,” the intelligent “Gakuto,” the overweight “Andrei,” and Kiyoshi, the most normal of the bunch, make up this gang of misfits.

The five boys, who are troubled by their lack of female interaction, embark on a perilous mission to spy on several girls while they are bathing. Their operation, however, fails due to a series of mishaps, resulting in the boys’ actions being exposed to the entire school.

The menacing Underground Student Council sentences the boys to one month in prison for their crimes. The unforgiving beauties of the council have no idea that the boys’ perverted and unusual behavior is only going to get worse.

This manga is extremely entertaining; it contains a number of extremely ecchi situations, but the majority of them are meant to add to the comical, over-the-top atmosphere of the story. What’s surprising is that, despite being an uncensored ecchi series, it has great characters, all of whom are interesting and have good development.

You won’t forget anyone, and you’ll miss them if they’re not around. There are no dull characters here; they all have something that makes them unique and great in their own way.

The main characters are all distinct. The story becomes more serious as it deals with topics like betrayal and humiliation; at times, this is amusing, but at other times, it is depressing. The comedy is outrageous, and it’s simply hilarious. Another advantage of this manga is that you can sense the emotions that various characters are experiencing.

The author is constantly providing new, interesting, and downright dangerous activities for the characters to partake in. In this manga, there is never a dull moment.

11. Kimi Wa Midara Na Boku No Joou

Kimi Wa Midara Na Boku No Joou

Subaru Kawana possesses all three qualities: intelligence, beauty, and wealth. This contrasts sharply with her childhood friend Akira Saitou, a boy who epitomizes mediocrity.

Subaru, however, has grown cold and her relationship with Akira has turned bitter after years of separation and an uneventful high school reunion. Fortunately, Akira receives unlikely assistance from the mysterious Observe God, a powerful being who magically unites his and Subaru’s rooms, allowing him to reconcile with her.

The Observe God, however does not work for free: in exchange, he takes one hour of Subaru’s self-control per day; Akira soon discovers that his uptight friend has a more lewd, dirty side.

There’s a reason why “self-control” is on the line instead of “lifespan,” which is a more reasonable cost to consider. And this is how we arrive at Ecchi. Even if it’ll be ecchi for almost the entire chapter, each chapter has an incredible developing plot that’s worth waiting for. We learn more about the characters, their values, points of view, feelings, and future desires as a result of this.

When it comes to the main characters, Subaru and Saitou are a perfect example of true love. On the surface, we can see that they care about themselves and their feelings. Our understanding expands to include not only commitment to themselves, but also commitment to one another.

Aside from the story and characterization, which are both funny, challenging, and unique, the illustration is fantastic, with nice character design. The character’s charm or the complexity of their feelings can be conveyed through the illustration. It goes beyond just physical appearances.

12. Sun-ken Rock

Sun-ken Rock

Ken is a man from an upper-class family who was orphaned as a child due to his family’s involvement with the Yakuza; he went on to become a high school delinquent known for fighting. His romantic feelings for Yumi, a classmate, are the only thing that drives him to take action.

Ken leaves his life in Japan behind after learning Yumi has decided to move to Korea to become a police officer, and tries to follow in her footsteps; however, due to unforeseen circumstances, he accidentally becomes the leader of a local gang, which he tries to hide from Yumi. The Sun-Ken Rock Group is renamed after him as the gang’s leader.

The story has a lot of character development along the way, and the main character Ken has a lot of resolve. It’s a mix of comedy and mature seinen. On the one hand, it’s a comedy, but it also delves into the more mature and realistic side of Korean gangs.

When compared to traditional manga, the faces are much more realistic. This gives it that realistic feel that a story like this requires, because Sun-Ken Rock is a serious manga that requires art that reflects that. Ken Kitano, as the stereotypical nice guy who kicks ass, nails his role.

His friends all have distinct personalities, and despite the fact that they are almost cliched, they emerge as originals with their diverse motivations and attitudes. Kitano Ken, the protagonist, is an impulsive, charismatic, clumsy, energetic, and funny guy who doesn’t mess around when it comes to serious matters.

He has the ability to be truly terrifying, but he is also a model leader who fights with style. Ken goes through a lot of character development, but his personality is already set from the start. He serves as a foundation for the others to grow and mature on.

13. Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire

Aono Tsukune’s luck has run out to the point where he can’t even get into high school. His parents finally locate a school in the middle of nowhere that does not require admission tests. He discovers that the school is a youkai academy, and just as he is about to give up and board the bus home, he runs into a lovely girl.

This lovely lady, Akashiya Moka, turns out to be a vampire who bites him right away. They become friends, and Tsukune is looking forward to a happy school life with her, until he learns that any human found on school grounds must be killed.

Tsukune now has to hide his true identity from the other monsters at school while also being a ready snack for Moka whenever the urge strikes. Will Tsukune be harmed as a result of this, and will Moka be able to keep him safe?

Rosario + Vampire is formulaic at times, but there are enough little twists and turns to keep things interesting, and the sweetness of the leads’ relationship helps to redeem the manga. A manga is only as good as its cast of characters, and this one has some fantastic ones. In the end, Rosario + Vampire may be shallow and repetitive, but it’s a light, breezy series to read, helped along by the sweetness of the two leads’ relationship.

As far as fanservice-heavy manga plots go, this one is not only clever, but the plot moves along and the characters remain amusing and relatable. The supporting cast’s character development is lacking, but the leads’ character development is excellent.

It’s a fantastic manga with fantastic visuals, an engaging and humorous story, and endearing characters. Even though it’s an ecchi, it’s packed with emotion, making the reader laugh, annoyed, and feel suspense all in one.

14. Nana to Kaoru

Nana to Kaoru

Kaoru Sugimura, seventeen, has a sadomasochism fetish. Aside from learning new types of knots, maintaining his gear is one of his greatest joys in life. Unfortunately, he does not have a partner with whom he can test all of the items in his collection.

Nana Chigusa, Kaoru’s childhood friend and the beautiful and popular vice-president of his school’s student council, is his ideal playmate. Their relationship, however, has deteriorated over time as a result of their opposing personalities. Nana is constantly stressed out by her schoolwork, while Kaoru neglects his studies in favor of his deviancy.

Kaoru’s mother, dissatisfied with his study habits and erotic hobbies, secretly gives Nana some of his S&M toys for safekeeping. Nana is intrigued by the leather costume and decides to try it on, only to lock herself inside. She realizes that S&M aids her relaxation after Kaoru frees her and, much to Kaoru’s delight, requests more erotic stimulation sessions.

S&M is a window into the soul that does amazing things here. Nana to Kaoru immerses you in the world of BDSM, a world that may be unfamiliar and intriguing to most, but does so in a way that reveals the heart of the world while keeping your heart racing.

Nana to Kaoru, despite being an ecchi title, is very polished and sharp on the important points. You get your so-called fan service, but it’s done so subtly and cleanly that it blends in seamlessly with the story. Although slapstick humor is present, it is used sparingly. Even the cheap harem routes, which are common in most ecchi titles, are absent.

It also has fantastic character development and depth, providing insight into the main characters’ minds. As with most stories like these, the story development is pretty linear and so-so, making the audience sit on their hands waiting for the main characters to get together, but you’ll be even more surprised to find it heart-warming at times.

15. Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Masho Tsukai

Trinity Seven 7-nin no Masho Tsukai

In a small town, Arata Kasuga lived a normal life with his cousin and childhood friend Hijiri Kasuga. Everything changes, however, on the day of the Black Sun, which causes the Breakdown Phenomenon, which destroys his hometown and abducts Hijiri. She hangs a grimoire around Hijiri’s neck and asks it to protect Kasuga as he begins to vanish.

Arata, whose world has been shattered by the loss of Hijiri and all of his other friends and family, asks for his world to be good once more, which leads to the grimoire artificially reconstructing his normal life and causing him to forget both the destruction of the city and the disappearance of Hijiri. A mage named Lilith Asami is dispatched to investigate the ruins, and she discovers the powerful spell in their place.

She causes Arata to recall the actual events, and the spell is broken as a result, but not before the grimoire informs him that Hijiri is still alive. Arata decides that the only way to save Hijiri is for him to become a mage himself, so he enrolls in the Royal Biblia Academy, a secret school for mages that deals with magical issues all over the world.

This manga achieved the unthinkable: it has everything. This manga’s balancing is fantastic; it has just the right amount of harem scenes and action, even when they’re both happening at the same time. The plot is unique, and it moves along at a good pace while establishing what needs to be done when going on missions. Each chapter contains a small amount of action, and there is no lag time.

The characters are what make this story come alive. You can have the best storyline in the history of the universe, but it will flop if you throw in some hopeless characters, as is the case with most harems. Despite the fact that this harem has the most girls, they are all unique and important in their own right.

16. Sekirei

Sekirei

The scene has been set. All of the preparations have been completed. The “Sekirei Project,” a massive battle royale, is about to devastate Shintou Teito’s streets. MBI, a shadowy corporation, has created 108 “Sekirei”—advanced humanoid beings with exceptional combat abilities—for this event.

After being set free in the city, the Sekirei must seek out their “Ashikabi,” masters who can use kissing to unlock and control their fighting potential. Once all of the Sekirei have been paired, they must battle until one team emerges victorious and takes home the mysterious grand prize.

Minato Sahashi, a ronin living a bleak life, enters the picture. His situation becomes even more hopeless when he fails his college entrance exams for the second time. When he meets Musubi, a Sekirei, a bond develops between them, and he finds himself taking on the role of her Ashikabi.

Despite the fact that he begins to enjoy his life with Musubi and the other Sekirei with whom he has formed bonds, he becomes increasingly involved in The Sekirei Project. Minato will have to step up and participate in this demanding, high-stakes battle if he wants to protect his newfound life.

At a basic level, the cast of main characters have personalities and backgrounds that make them worth investing in. It’s a seamless mix of slapstick and puns. It cannot be overstated how much Sekirei is elevated by the comedy. Even when it does some of the same old bath or being-caught-naked gags, the manga has an effortless stupidity about it that makes it still funny.

17. Shokugeki no Soma

Shokugeki no Soma

Souma Yukihira, who is fifteen years old, aspires to one day surpass his father’s culinary abilities and take over as chef of their small family diner. His ambitions are dashed, however, when his father announces the closure of their restaurant because he needs to travel abroad for work related to cooking.

Meanwhile, Souma’s father encourages him to enroll in Tootsuki Culinary Academy, a world-renowned culinary school where incompetent students are routinely expelled. Because of the rigor of the curriculum, any student who completes it is considered a top-tier chef.

Souma reluctantly accepts the offer and heads to Tootsuki’s high school division for the entrance exam. He has no idea, he is about to embark on a new chapter, one filled with new friends, daring rivalries, and sleepless nights.

Despite the fact that it is about a very practical subject. The story takes on an appeal that rivals the universes we’ve seen come out of shonen jump in the past thanks to a unique setting. Using all of the tricks that an ecchi or shonen reader might expect. It’s both funny and intense, with an edge that veers dangerously close to survival territory.

The formulaic approach is a tried and true method that has been used in a number of successful shonen mangas. Essentially, this manga is a shonen battle manga with a kitchen as the battleground. While original ideas can enrich a story, Shokugeki no Soma prefers to stick to a tried-and-true formula to keep its audience entertained.

There are a plethora of fascinating characters, each with their own backstories, personalities, and desires. It’s difficult to find someone in this series who is universally disliked because they all have strengths and flaws that anyone can relate to.

The development of each character, from the awesome protagonist to his entourage of enemies and friends, is superbly thought out and, while exaggerated, feels incredibly realistic. One final point of perfection is how well each cooking style reflects the character’s personality.

18. Freezing

Freezing

The story is set in a slightly futuristic world where Earth is at war with aliens from another dimension known as the Nova, the story follows the adventures of Kazuya Aoi, a Japanese boy who enrolls for training at a special school for genetically modified girls known as Pandoras, who fight the aliens, and their male partners, known as Limiters, who use a special power known as “freezing” to thwart the aliens.

He meets an older girl named Satellizer el Bridget, who is the strongest Pandora in her class, yet she has yet to choose a male partner to be her Limiter; despite all of his friends’ warnings, he decides to be her Limiter.

The story isn’t particularly original, but the focus on an alien invasion isn’t the main focus here. Freezing isn’t just about aliens who have come to destroy the world and how to stop them. Most of the time, it’s about Pandoras’ relationships and their problems.

This story is complicated in that there appears to be no right or wrong, and everyone is just trying to protect their values and beliefs, despite the fact that rules are frequently broken. This story appears to have some psychological elements, as it uses people’s parts to form the characters’ belief systems, which have resulted in a slew of events, most of which are tragic.

Fanservice is used fairly frequently early on in the series, but it isn’t thrown in our faces very blatantly. It’s usually portrayed in a way that emphasizes the point, which is usually torture. When it comes to gore, the series doesn’t mess around. Blood, decapitations, and flying limbs are all depicted in great detail.

Freezing has a large cast, but each character receives attention and development. They are developed just as much as the main characters, despite the fact that they are not the main characters. When it comes to dealing with large casts, that’s a big deal. Fortunately, Freezing succeeds in this regard.

19. Heaven’s Lost Property

Heaven's Lost Property

Tomoki Sakurai has been waking up crying to the same dream for as long as he can remember: an angel he has never met vanishes into the skies, saying, “The sky has captured me.” But one day, the dream is different. The angel now appears from the heavens, pleading for Tomoki’s assistance.

Sohara Mitsuki, a childhood friend, wakes him up after noticing tears in his eyes after he falls asleep in class. Worried, she has him consult Eishirou Sugata, an eccentric upperclassman obsessed with “The New Continent,” a mysterious flying anomaly that no one can explain.

Sugata decides that the trio should meet at midnight to solve Tomoki’s dream and learn more about The New Continent, as the anomaly is about to pass over their town. Tomoki is about to leave because he was the only one who showed up when suddenly, an angeloid appears out of nowhere and binds herself to him, proclaiming him as her master.

He is forced to join the New Continent Discovery Club by Sohara, which only has Sugata as a member. Together, they try to figure out what’s going on with The New Continent, angeloids, and the girl from his dreams—but what they find may be far more sinister than anyone imagined.

Even if you aren’t a fan of the ecchi genre in general, there are plenty of other things to enjoy in this manga, including action, science fiction, and romance, all crammed into one glorious set of volumes.

It’s difficult to successfully combine melodramatic and hilarious comedic scenes in one story in any medium, but this manga is one of the few exceptions. There are a lot of moments in this manga that will make you laugh, cry, or both, but most importantly, those moments will be unforgettable, and you can thank this manga for that.

20. Kimi no Iru Machi

Kimi no Iru Machi

Haruto Kirishima has been living a peaceful life in his Hiroshima countryside town until Yuzuki Eba, a mysterious city girl, unexpectedly moves in with him.

Yuzuki, a bright and whimsical character, has left Tokyo for the peaceful town she fondly remembers from her childhood, and has snuck into Haruto’s life. Haruto now has to put up with spending his high school days with this clumsy, freeloading klutz due to an awkward situation. However, as their relationship grows stronger, his heart begins to shift between Yuzuki and his not-so-secret crush, Nanami Kanzaki, a classmate.

Although life in the countryside is slow and simple, Haruto’s problems are as complicated as a city skyline. Kimi no Iru Machi uses the irrefutable unpredictability of time to show how a single day can bring strangers together unexpectedly, while another can abruptly separate them.

The plot is one of the most complex you’ll ever see in a romance manga. Despite maintaining an extremely close relationship to reality, the manga is beautiful, enchanting, and awe-inspiring.

The plotline is enthralling. Deep and unpredictably unpredictable. Every character has a distinct personality that jumps out at you and demands your attention. You have the impression that you are the main character, or that you are in some way directly connected to everyone.

This manga is a fantastic, realistic love story, though it is not as simple as that. It depicts love in all of its forms, including the good, the bad, and the harsh, cold reality. It’s one of those stories that you can’t put down once you start reading it.

21. Sundome

Sundome

Sundome tells the story of an uninterested young man whose life is turned upside down when an outspoken young woman wants to join the same after-school club that he does.

Hideo Aiba, a 15-year-old high school student and member of the Roman Club, is the protagonist of the story. The plot revolves around his pay-for-play relationship with Kurumi Sahana. The majority of the events begin with a Roman Club outing. Hideo will occasionally go out on his own with Kurumi. This is usually done at night to contrast with the fun activities that occur during the day.

In ecchi manga, the story of a young, nerdy loser hooking up with a cute girl is fairly standard. It has been recycled without fail, and for many people, reading one is the same as reading all of them.

Sundome, on the other hand, is unique. This manga explores sexuality in order to make a larger statement about the human condition, rather than using it to tantalize the readers. While there is a lot of fanservice in this manga, it’s mostly used to emphasize the raw emotions and carnal desire expressed throughout.

Character development is definitely present; you learn more about the main characters while also getting a good look at the supporting cast. Overall, Sundome’s characters were portrayed very realistically, despite the sexual tension. In an ecchi series, this level of psychological character development is uncommon.

22. Omamori Himari

Omamori Himari

Yuto Amakawa, a seemingly ordinary teenager with a troubled past, is the series’ protagonist. He lost his parents seven years ago in a car accident, leaving him alone and without a single relative. His only surviving family heirloom is a strange and mysterious amulet given to him by his late grandmother.

Rinko Kuzaki, a childhood friend, has been cooking and caring for him ever since. On his 16th birthday, he meets Himari, a cat demon samurai girl, and his life takes an unexpected turn.

Himari reveals to him that his ancestors and family were members of one of the twelve Demon Slayer families who have been slaying demons since the feudal era, and that he is also a Demon Slayer. Yuto’s cat allergies, however, complicate the situation, and she has sworn an oath from his family to protect him from the various demons out to kill him.

It’s clear from that description that this will be a fairly straightforward story, mixing high school antics with demon slaying action. Aside from a few annoyances, there’s a lot of story and character development that elevates it above your average Harem. It’s nice to see some actual plot in a Harem manga every now and then.

The plot is excellent, and the author does an excellent job of keeping you guessing about what will happen next while also including some humor and fan service. Overall, Omamori Himari is an enjoyable read.

23. The Familiar of Zero

The Familiar of Zero

In a world of cloaks, wands, and royalty, Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a self-absorbed mage. Despite the fact that she attends Tristain Academy, a prestigious school for magicians, Louise has a major flaw: she is unable to cast magic properly, earning her the nickname “Louise the Zero” from her peers.

Louise’s summoning results in a catastrophic explosion when the first-year students are required to perform a summoning ritual! Everyone thinks it’s another failure, but when the smoke clears, a young man named Saito Hiraga appears.

Saito is now treated as a slave by Louise, who forces him to clean her clothes and eat off the ground. However, an unfamiliar brand etched on Saito’s hand as a result of the summoning ritual is thought to be the mark of a powerful familiar named Gandalfr.

The manga follows Saito as he adjusts to his new life and Louise demonstrates that she is more than her nickname suggests.

Throughout the story, we follow the developing relationship between Louise and Saito. For all tsundere fans out there, this manga is a must-read. The characters are extremely endearing, resulting in story setups that will keep you smiling throughout the manga. Even if the characters aren’t particularly complex, there’s always someone to relate to. The story is more in-depth than most comedy harem mangas and will satisfy the reader.

The manga is a lot of fun to read because of the way the story is told; the moments are evenly spaced and executed. Overall, it’s an entertaining read.

24. Maken-Ki!

Maken-Ki!

Takeru Ohyama, the stereotypical good-hearted but perverted manga protagonist, is about to start at a new school that was recently converted from a girls-only to a co-ed school. Unbeknownst to him, this is a school where students are taught combat and magic, as well as how to use Maken, or special abilities or items.

Takeru meets up with his childhood friend Haruko, a mysterious girl named Inaho who claims to be his fiance, and a short-tempered lolita named Kodama in an attempt to find a Maken of his own, but none seem to be suitable.

Meanwhile, he joins the Maken-Ki, a special school club dedicated to breaking up fights between students. Takeru, on the other hand, appears to be attracting a lot of attention, not only from his female classmates, but also from others who want to tap into his mysterious inner powers.

The series begins stereotypically, but as the story progresses, it departs from the typical formula of a show of this type. Not completely, but close enough to feel like it’s going against the grain.

Maken-Ki has a lot of interesting characters. They start out as you’d expect from a fanservice fighting manga, but they start to unfold in unexpected ways.

Maken-ki differs from other mangas in the genre in that it features a likable protagonist who appears to be a typical pervy character but is also a total badass, as evidenced by the numerous scenes in which he is shown. Maken-ki! is entertaining for what it is, and it does a good job of sticking to the traditional harem format while also providing a diverse cast of characters.

25. History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi!

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi!

Kenichi Shirahama is a 15-year-old boy who is good-natured but bullied. He joins his school’s karate club to strengthen himself after growing tired of being weak, only to become target practice for his seniors. Miu Fuuriniji, a beautiful transfer student who is a first-rate martial artist and introduces Kenichi to Ryozanpaku dojo, changes Kenichi’s unfavorable fate.

Kenichi meets the six eccentric masters of the dojo, who decide to accept him as a disciple. The manga follows Kenichi, history’s most powerful disciple, as he trains tirelessly under the world’s greatest martial artists—each specializing in their own martial art—to gain the strength he needs to protect the people and values he cares about.

The protagonist of this manga simply wants the strength to protect everyone who is important to him. Now, the best part of this manga is the way he’s going about making this a reality.

This may appear to be your typical martial arts manga, but it is so much more. Individual supporting characters have also received a lot of attention, and characters who you thought were gone reappeared to play an important role in a larger puzzle. With each chapter and fight sequence, we learn more about the characters and what makes them human; even evil can be compassionate at times.

All of the characters are distinct and entertaining, and you will enjoy them all because there is something for everyone’s tastes. This manga is a fantastic mix of action, adventure, humor, martial arts, and intrigue, all of which come together to make for a fun read.

26. Sankarea

Sankarea

Chihiro Furuya has an odd fascination with the undead. Most notably, he has a romantic interest in only female zombies. Chihiro’s craze is exacerbated by the recent accidental death of his pet cat Baabu, so he decides to brew a reanimation elixir.

Chihiro, however, is unable to find the right combination of ingredients to create the solution, so he gives up and decides to bury Baabu instead. But before he can do so, Chihiro meets the wealthy and seductive Rea Sanka, who encourages him to keep trying.

As a result, Chihiro successfully creates the elixir by combining the poisonous hydrangea flower with his concoction. Rea tries to end her miserable and restricted life by drinking the elixir she thought would poison her, unaware that he has succeeded. However, the elixir takes effect after Rea dies in a car accident, and is resurrected as a zombie.

Rea moves in with Chihiro, who will have to use his undead knowledge to care for the adolescent female zombie now that she has been freed from her oppressive life.

This manga is intended to be a romantic comedy, and there are elements of blossoming romance between the two main characters that are true to the genre. The fact that our leading couple is a little more down-to-earth than the usual types who populate these kinds of stories is a big part of what makes this manga work. Chihiro isn’t some nervous nebbish or unrestrained perv, despite his zombie obsession. This manga has everything a shonen should have: ecchi, comedy, action, and drama.

27. Dragons Rioting

Dragons Rioting

Rintaro is detected with Henisei Tashu Ijou Syndrome, also called Hentai Syndrome, when he is six years old, a disease that can kill him if he is sexually aroused. To save him and give him a chance to live a normal life, his father spends ten years in the mountains teaching him how to control his body and mind through the martial art of Koei Sougetsu.

When he turns 16, he enrolls in Nangokuren High School, which he believes is the country’s largest all-boys school but is actually the country’s largest all-girls school that has recently gone co-ed.

The first day he arrives, he encounters a large-scale battle and discovers that the school’s first rule is to “Abide the Law of Nature,” which has turned the campus into a war zone. Rintaro now considers transferring out to be his mission, but will it be easy now that he’s caught the attention of the three “Dragons,” the sultry female leaders of the three major factions?

It’s difficult to have a disease that can kill you when you’re sexually aroused, especially if you suddenly transfer to a girl’s high school that has recently begun admitting male students. Dragons Rioting is an action martial arts manga that includes ecchi and comedy elements. This manga may appear to be your typical ecchi comedy manga, but it isn’t.

Rintarou’s illness, as well as his interactions with the female fighters, result in a number of comedic and hilarious situations. Overall, Dragons Rioting is a welcome change from the usual ecchi/comedy mangas. The battles and ecchi parodies that results in comedic situations makes for a very enjoyable reading experience.

28. Kanokon

Kanokon

Kouta is having supernatural girl problems. He continues to attract the attention and affections of animal spirits for some reason!

The story of Kanokon revolves around Kouta Okayama, a young first-year high school student who transfers to Kunpo High School after moving from the country to the city. Chizuru Minamoto, a lovely second-year female student, asks him to meet her alone in the music room on his first day at his new school.

When he arrives, she reveals that she is a fox deity, and the two have been hanging out together ever since. Nozomu is a wolf deity and a rival of Chizuru for Kouta’s affections. She is a first-year female student at Kouta’s school, and she is in love with Kouta.

Kanokon is amusing in its own right. If you enjoy comic scenarios that the characters in ecchi/harem manga get themselves into and then attempt to talk themselves out of, then you’ll love this manga’s comedy.

The personalities of the characters mesh well throughout the manga, and the characters’ development is excellent. We often see male leads in rom-coms who are surrounded by women, but are too cowardly to do anything about it. They act awkward and shy, and they freak out at the first sign of love. Given that Kouta retains some of these characteristics, it is now more endearing and innocent – and he eventually caves in.

The plot contains a lot of humor, and you’ll find yourself laughing quite a bit while reading the manga. Overall, this manga is amusing, funny, and enjoyable to read.

29. Sensei Wa ore no mono

Sensei Wa ore no mono

Tachibana Kyou’s world is turned upside down when a green-horn nurse, the doe-eyed, baby-faced, and irresistibly adorable Hirota Natsu, shows up at his exclusively male school. Kyou abandons his playboy lifestyle in favor of the new faculty member, having found true love for the first time. Who knows what fate has planned for these two, who are involved in a taboo teacher-pupil relationship?

The setting is typical of the romance genre, with a student falling for the teacher. It’s the school nurse and a student from an all-boys school this time. It’s a lighthearted manga with another typical love story involving a female teacher and a male student. Despite the cliched plot, the story and art are both enjoyable. The manga evokes an angsty love feeling that will make your heartbreak. This manga is an excellent example of a mature, realistic romance.

30. Unbalance x Unbalance

Unbalance x Unbalance

A young man retrieves and returns a lost cell phone and wallet to a beautiful young woman, which begins the destined relationship between two strangers. Typical, isn’t it? So, how about making the young lady the future homeroom teacher of the young man, and giving them both a twisted sense of right and wrong?

And, just for fun, let’s have the young man take a self-proclaimed reward from the lost wallet before returning it, but this scenario wouldn’t be complete unless the young lady was ruthless when it came to teaching a morals lesson to one of her students.

Unbalance x Unbalance is a Harem, Ecchi, Romance manhwa about some potentially interesting love affairs. It’s amazing how well this manhwa depicts a forbidden romance. This harem is exciting in the sense that it is not as straightforward as most childish harems set in the familiar High School setting, as there are numerous twists.

The story and artwork, like any romance, are meaningless without the characters to help bring it all to life. This manhwa succeeds in doing so, with some intriguing character personalities who don’t always fit the stereotypes. The male protagonist is a refreshing change from the usual “loser-kuns” or incredibly “nice guys” found in harems, but Jin-Ho’s behavior makes it easy to have mixed feelings about him.

Overall, UnbalancexUnbalance is a harem title that doesn’t feel like a harem title because it depicts a relationship that is hindered by society’s judgment rather than typical indecisiveness.

31. Medaka Box

Medaka Box

Kurokami Medaka, a first-year student, is elected Student Council President, and her first act is to establish a suggestion box, later dubbed the “Medaka Box” by students. Medaka encourages students to submit any issue they are experiencing to the box, promising that she will address any issue that is submitted.

Medaka was elected to the Student Council with a whopping 98 percent of the vote, making her the only member of the body. She asks Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, a childhood friend, for assistance, and he reluctantly agrees, becoming the Student Council’s lowest-ranking member.

Soon after, Medaka adds two more members to the Student Council: former judo club member Akune Kouki as secretary and current swim club member Kikaijima Mogana as treasurer, both on loan for 300 yen per day.

Now, Student Council members spend their days resolving problems submitted through the Medaka Box, whether it’s girls who need help writing love letters, hooligans in clubs where they don’t belong, or people who’ve lost their pets, slowly earning the respect and admiration of the entire school.

Despite all of the different elements, the manga is fantastic because the story is never confusing and the pacing is very easy to follow. There are no dull moments because the story manages to include some comedy and ecchi while focusing on the other characters. Even with all of its competing genres, the manga has such a great balance.

The manga is fantastic. The plot is well-paced, the characters are vibrant, and Medaka is a fascinating character.

32. Cage of Eden

Cage of Eden

Akira Sengoku was having a good time with his classmates on their way back to Japan from a school trip in Guam just a few hours ago. After the plane mysteriously crashed, he now finds himself alone in the jungle.

His surroundings become increasingly suspicious as he encounters a variety of new animal species while searching for survivors. Finally, he locates two survivors, Shirou Mariya, a classmate, and Kanako Oomori, a cabin attendant, who are being attacked by a two-meter tall bird!

After narrowly escaping with their lives, Shirou uses his computer to pinpoint their exact location and shed some light on the strange creatures they have encountered. They have crashed on an island in the Pacific that should not exist, inhabited by animals that should have vanished millions of years ago, and what he discovers is beyond anything they could have imagined.

The story of Akira and the other survivors on an island that is only too eager to see them vanish is told in Cage of Eden. As predators lurk around every corner, Akira and his friends will have to use all of their wits to stay alive and solve the island’s mysteries.

Cage of Eden is a manga that combines action, adventure, horror, romance, and comedy. Cage of Eden does a fantastic job of blending these genres, and the romance and comedy are perfectly timed.

The story is a mix of plot and character arcs, with our protagonists having only one major goal in mind: survival. Although there aren’t any standout characters, each one contributes to the group’s overall survival. None of the characters are just for show; they all work, and there isn’t a single one who is a waste of space. Arcs are fascinating, and they are full of mystery. The plot has a few good twists that only add to the suspense.

33. Lives

Lives

Giant meteors have struck the Kantou region, turning man into beast and causing people to devour one another. In this cruel world, Shinma Shingo fights for what he believes in order to protect the weak. The plot begins with members of an idol group having a dream about meteorites crashing onto the stage and killing them while they perform.

They soon discover that this is correct, and they find themselves in a strange world filled with man-eating monsters attempting to hunt them down. The last surviving idol is rescued by a mysterious beast, who turns out to be a human, the main character, who then tells her the story of where they are and how they arrived.

Shingo is the protagonist of the story, and it depicts his life before and after the meteorite incident, as well as his adventures with his two friends Hatsuki and Mamoru. It’s about the afterlife and atoning for one’s mistakes in the past.

This isn’t one of those happy-go-lucky mangas with a happy ending. The manga has a profound philosophical message about redemption. What can one do to make amends if they have done something wrong? It’s never too late to make amends for your mistakes.

The manga has a lot of funny moments, a lot of battles, and a lot of drama, and it’s an overall good story. The personalities of the characters are all well-developed and likable. Each of them has enough backstory shown for us to get to know them well.

Shingo, despite being the main character, also serves as comic relief when the story becomes too serious. Shinma Shingo is a happy-go-lucky eccentric who despises fighting despite his skill. He teaches others what his master has taught him, providing hope to those who are hopeless.

34. Umi no Misaki

Umi no Misaki

Nagi Goto relocates to Okitsushima, Japan’s southernmost island, while his father works in the United States. He also wants to go to the ocean cape that his late mother talked about so fondly.

Three Cape Maidens, representing fire, water, and wind, live on the island and worship the Dragon God, the island’s ancient deity. The village elder declares Nagi to be the current incarnation of the Dragon God based on his birth date and the fact that his mother was previously a Cape Maiden, much to Nagi’s surprise. The plot revolves around Nagi’s new relationship with the three Cape Maidens.

There aren’t many ecchi harem manga in which the main characters aren’t afraid to express their feelings for one another, just like any other real couple in a real relationship. That is, however, the type of manga this is. Umi no Misaki is an Ecchi, Harem, Slice of Life with a stronger focus on romance to complement its relaxing story, which revolves around an island community with its own ancient customs and cultural traditions.

Umi no Misaki is a memorable harem manga, not because of its fanservice or generic scenarios full of misunderstandings. But for the way it handles the romance, which gives it the feel of a “true harem.”

Where the characters genuinely feel as if they are in a relationship with one another rather than just stumbling across one another. The entire island and its cultural traditions aren’t a new concept in the story, but they’re handled in a unique way that adds spice to the romantic story and gives it some direction.

35. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Nobody can match the power of the Demon King Diablo in the fantasy MMORPG Cross Reverie. He overpowers anyone foolish enough to challenge him, possessing the game’s rarest artifacts and an unrivaled player level. Diablo’s true identity, despite his terrifying reputation, is Takuma Sakamoto, a reclusive gamer with no social skills.

Takuma is only concerned with his virtual life as he defeats hopeless challengers day after day—until one day a summoning spell transports him to another world where he assumes Diablo’s appearance! In this new world that looks like his favorite game, Takuma is greeted by her summoners, Shera L. Greenwood, a busty Elf summoner, and Rem Galeu, a petite Pantherian adventurer.

In order to subjugate him, they perform an Enslavement Ritual, but the spell backfires, making them his slaves instead. Takuma decides to accompany the girls in their search for a way to break their contract, adjusting to his new role as the menacing Demon King, as the situation becomes more awkward than ever.

It appears like it will be another power fantasy, where a socially inept hikikomori somehow ends up in a world where he is vastly outmatched. He quickly asserts his dominance after being summoned by enslaving the powerful sorceress and the elven queen.

What follows is an epic journey through sorrow, loss, lust, and beauty unlike any other. He must fight many battles, not only for himself, but also for his slaves, whom he develops feelings for throughout the show.

This isn’t a manga that aims to provide an experience that makes you think about the nature of man or anything like that. It’s outrageous, lewd, and hilarious, and it’s fantastic.

36. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Seikyou Private Academy, based on traditional occult legends, has a spooky past: for 60 years, it has been haunted by Yuuko, a young woman who died mysteriously in the basement of the old school building. Yuuko, who has no recollection of her life or death, finds and leads the Paranormal Investigations Club in search of answers.

Yuuko clings to diligent freshman Teiichi Niiya, who can see the quirky ghost, after a chance meeting. They quickly become close, and he decides to help her. They delve deep into the infamous Seven Mysteries of the storied school with Yuuko’s relative Kirie Kanoe and the oblivious second year Momoe Okonogi.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is a one-of-a-kind story about a group of students who band together to bring light to their school’s strange happenings, all while getting closer to the truth about Yuuko’s death.

The manga is a love story involving the occult with a dash of mystery, suspense, and romance, featuring the mysterious ghost of a girl who was said to have vanished years ago, the young boy who discovers said girl, and both of them attempting to uncover her past.

The pacing and refinement are excellent, despite the fact that the story isn’t overly complicated. The story’s climax is also ridiculously shocking, leaving a plethora of emotions in its wake. There isn’t anything else like it. The character interactions are well-executed and enjoyable.

The manga does an excellent job of depicting Yuuko and Teiichi’s slowly developing romance, making it easy to become emotionally attached to their relationship. It also shows a good deal of character development in both of them, making Yuuko extremely likable, and does a good job with side characters.

The manga is centered on an intriguing mystery that is well told, and it masterfully manages its tone and atmosphere with a good blend of horror and comedy. And they both come to a satisfying conclusion.

37. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Magic is at the heart of everyday life in the mystical realm of Earth Land, from transportation to utilities and everything in between, for its inhabitants. However, despite its many benefits, magic can also be used for great evil; as a result, the Kingdom of Fiore has a system of magical guilds in place to prevent dark forces from upsetting the natural order of things.

These guilds are made up of wizards and witches who, under the command of their respective guild masters, take on various job requests in order to gain fame and fortune. Fairy Tail is a guild that stands out from the rest in terms of both strength and spirit.

Natsu Dragneel, a fiery and reckless mage, and his partner Happy meet Lucy Heartfilia, a young celestial mage who reveals that it is her dream to become a full-fledged wizard and join the Fairy Tail guild, while on the hunt for his dragon foster father, Igneel.

After saving her from an attempted abduction, Natsu offers her a home in Fairy Tail. Lucy joins the guild and forms friendships with fellow wizards Gray Fullbuster and Erza “Titania” Scarlet. This mishmash of a crew embarked on their many adventures together, gaining a slew of loyal allies and deadly foes along the way.

It may appear lame at first glance due to the way it follows the monster-of-the-week formula.  Don’t let that stop you from reading. Sure, it follows the shonen formula to a tee. However, the plot twists are unpredictable, and you’ll be impressed by how detailed the arcs are.

They begin as something incredibly cliche, only to turn out to be something completely unexpected. Furthermore, each character is intertwined with the others, and their pasts are no exception.

38. Seiken no Blacksmith

Seiken no Blacksmith

The Valbanil War’s surviving nations declared peace 44 years ago, prohibiting the use of the devastating demon contracts that ravaged the land. Cecily Cambell, an inexperienced knight, is eager to follow in her family’s footsteps and protect the citizens of the city with the sword she inherited from her father.

The market presents her with her first challenge. Cecily steps in to restore order after a crazed swordsman wreaks havoc on civilians. Her weapon shatters as she becomes overwhelmed, but a skilled stranger wielding a strange-looking sword intervenes.

Cecily visits the blacksmith in an attempt to restore her family heirloom now that the situation has been resolved. However, she learns that her savior, blacksmith Luke Ainsworth, may be the only person capable of performing such complex repairs. She goes to the man who rescued her in order to have her prized sword repaired.

However, a gang of bandits ambushes a convoy on its way to the city. An ice demon appears, and the assailants appear inhuman. Luke suspects a demon contract is being used and summons a sacred power to help him defeat them. Meanwhile, a shadowy hooded figure lurks nearby, keeping an eye on things. What does the appearance of this mysterious evildoer mean for the pair?

The manga is relatively light, moves at a good pace, and features some interesting characters. The character development is excellent. The main character matures over time and gradually gains acceptance from others. Then there’s the pleasure of seeing the characters form friendships and the possibility of future romance.

39. Mahou Sensei Negima!

Mahou Sensei Negima!

Negi Springfield, a ten-year-old wizard who recently graduated from Merdiana Magic Academy in Wales, aspires to do two things: find his missing father, the Thousand Master, and become a Magister Magi, someone who uses magic to help the everyday world. He is given one last task to help him achieve his second goal: teaching English at a Japanese middle school.

Not only does he discover that his homeroom class contains 31 girls, but he also ends up revealing his true identity to one of them, Asuna Kagurazaka, and much to his surprise and dismay. Negotiating with the girl, Negi now faces his most difficult challenge yet: keeping his identity hidden while battling magical threats both inside and outside Mahora Academy, all while searching for his missing father.

Negima’s plot is intriguing because it revolves around a 10-year-old teacher at an all-girls school. The plot always builds suspense, which then culminates in the climax. The story is not always action-packed, but it does contain some hilarious moments. The story can be fast-paced and confusing at times, but the writer always ensures that the story is easily understood.

The manga offers a fantastic, fantasy-like adventure set in modern times, rather than in some other dimension or country that is timeless. This is a fun manga to enjoy because of the story and all of the great characters, as well as a couple of laughs to lighten things up. The characters have a lot of personality, the art is fantastic, and the villains are quite entertaining as well.

40. Let’s Lagoon

Let's Lagoon

Yamada is a castaway on an island with no ships passing by, and he has no memory of how he got there. His assumption is that he was on a school trip after finding his sports bag. He eventually decides to build a boat to leave the island with only seven days’ worth of food. At first, he thought he was the only one on the island until he discovered Imaise Chika, a girl who was eating his food.

They then decide to work together to finish carving the boat. Yamada decides to go for help because the boat only has room for one, but returns when he notices that not only has Imaise put her share of rations in his bag, but they are mostly untouched as well. The oar she made from a fishing lance catches his attention when he returns, and he decides they can stay on the island longer.

This manga, however, tries to depict real-life emotions and the dilemma that a guy faces in a relationship when he is alone with a beautiful girl. Yamada’s struggle with his feelings while trying to look after himself and Imaise is quite amusing.

One might think that this manga is just like any other, complete with fanservice and a rather pitiful protagonist. But, the mystery genre is the manga’s true gem. It continues to tease you and make you want more. As we continue to read, we think about the mysteries in this manga, such as how they came to be on this island.

Throughout the course of the story, we learn more about our main character and we see him put in situations in which he matures and becomes more dependable.

41. Minamoto-kun Monogatari

Minamoto-kun Monogatari

Terumi Minamoto, who has a feminine appearance, was bullied by his female classmates in middle school because the popular boy in the class declared him to be the prettiest “girl” in the class. He’s had a fear of women since then, and he wants to change as he enters college.

His father, on the other hand, throws a wrench in his plans when he brings home a pregnant woman and announces her as Terumi’s new mother. The family sends Terumi to live with his aunt, who happens to be an associate professor at his new college, in order to accommodate her in their small apartment.

Terumi learns on his first day that his aunt, Kaoruko Fujiwara, is a voluptuous beauty who despises men. Her main research focus as a professor is on the classic work The Tale of Genji. Following a more personal introduction, Kaoruko discovers that Terumi has suffered greatly as a result of his appearance.

She offers to help him, starting with his fear of women, because she sees an opportunity to learn more about her research. By the end of his own “Tale of Minamoto,” will he truly be cured if he is “raised” into the perfect lover as Genji, who had sex with 14 women?

It isn’t particularly unique, but it is captivating. Some people may be able to relate to the story and their struggles with various relationships. The manga has all the makings of a great ecchi comedy, complete with plenty of laughs. It’s a well-told story, and the artwork is fantastic.

42. Ubel Blatt

Ubel Blatt

The Emperor dispatched fourteen youths when Wischtech threatened to invade Szaalanden’s fiefs. The invasion was halted by the Seven Heroes, who heralded a time of prosperity, while the four Lances of Betrayal were allegedly defeated.

The Lances of Betrayal have reappeared two decades later, forming a bandit militia near the frontier fief Gormbark. An entire militia troop is slain by a man with a black sword and a scar over his left eye.

Even though his own past, motivations, and purpose are a mystery to those he meets on his journey, he is identified as a boy, Kóinzell, and becomes as much an object of fear as of hope. This is a very complicated story, as it is wrapped in lies with the story of the seven heroes and the four betrayal lances.

Ubel Blatt isn’t your typical quest story; instead, it’s a tale of vengeance at almost any cost. The protagonist isn’t a complete pushover when it comes to his allies. He doesn’t hold back when people are rude to him, and he doesn’t go out of his way to help enemies in the hopes of converting them.

Everything about this manga is unique, from the characters to the plot. This story is unique in that its plot twists will catch you off guard. From the start, the manga focuses on local interactions and conflicts rather than global issues. They do a good job of this by hyping each antagonist in each arc. The background stories, as well as the main character’s conflict with each of them, are simple to comprehend.

43. Onihime VS

Onihime VS

Setsuna Kawashigi’s only wish is for his younger sister to be happy. Setsuna, who is weak, frail, and constantly bullied, views himself as nothing more than a burden to his sister, so he decides to commit suicide. A mysterious man appears as he prepares to jump off a bridge and makes him an unusual offer.

In exchange for Setsuna’s life, he offers 10 million yen. If he accepts the contract, Setsuna will end his life in the manner that the man chooses after a year. Setsuna accepts despite his initial skepticism. Setsuna wakes up the next morning, convinced it was all a dream, to find two beautiful women sitting beside him. Kanna and Rena, two Oni princesses, have arrived to protect Setsuna. The catch is that one of them will eat his heart in a year.

The plot of this series is what makes it unique; it doesn’t take an ordinary kid and throw him in with alien beauties. This manhwa pairs a suicidal teen with two beauties who are competing to eat his heart, resulting in a happy-go-lucky series that includes action, ecchi, romance, comedy, drama, and a harem to boot.

Each of the characters has those overused characteristics that would make the story predictable and boring in most cases. One thing all the characters share is their uniqueness and refreshing nature.

44. Aiki

Aiki

Due to the absence of the director, a conflict arises at a local high school. With the help of his daughter, the principal is rumored to have taken control of the school. Kizuki, the director’s granddaughter, tries to overthrow the regime with the help of her two loyal teachers, but they need the help of Kunitoshi, a local bad boy, in the process.

Kunitoshi Joukkyuu appears to be a fairly normal, and silly, young man, but he is an expert martial artist. Kunitoshi, the Aikido fighting style genius, is enlisted for help by the granddaughter of the chief director. Will he be of assistance? Or will he show his true colors by acting like a bad boy?

Our protagonist starts out extremely powerful and intelligent, but the manga’s concept allows him to grow in both his abilities and personality. Aiki’s characters are constantly developing, which keeps the reader from getting bored with the story.

The portrayal of women in Aiki is the most inconsistent. On the surface, almost all of the women in the manga are objects, with large busts and a primary goal of pleasing the protagonist. However, once paper-thin personalities gradually develop into complex qualities, and they are all depicted as strong, powerful individuals. Aiki is lighthearted and entertaining, but it still has enough depth to leave the reader wanting more.

45. Gamble Fish

Gamble Fish

The story takes place at Shishidou, a wealthy and elite school. Tomu Shirasagi, a gambler, is a mysterious new transfer student from a public school who now finds himself in an elitist environment. There, he issues a challenge to any student, claiming that through a series of gambling matches, he will ruin the entire school. Nobody knows why he went to that school or what his true motives are for his actions.

During any match, Tomu displays his unmistakable cool and ability.

To ensure his victory, he employs a variety of psychological and physical tricks. You’ll constantly question how he plans to win, why he’s doing certain things, and what’s really going on in any game. The tricks are revealed at the end of the matches, and they all work in real life, even if they do require a high level of skill or luck to perform.

The plot revolves around the various matches he participates in and the interactions he has with various characters, such as Mika Shishidou, the beautiful granddaughter of the school headmaster, who is highly intelligent but despised and superb, or Abidani, the vampiric-looking dorm superintendent and series’ main villain, who has a sadistic personality and aims to force Tomu out of school.

As the story progresses, more about Tomu’s past emerges, leading to unexpected twists and turns.

Gamble Fish is a fantastic series that is lovable, goofy, and sexy. Tomu and the rest of the characters are fantastically funny and creepy at times, which only adds to their appeal. The story begins slowly but steadily, only to pick up speed with each gamble, making it all the more dangerous.

The story becomes even more amazing as more characters join the party. This isn’t a serious adventure story; it’s one of those wacky adventure stories. This is a fantastic gambling manga.

46. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon

Bell Cranel, a naive young man who hopes to become the greatest adventurer in the land, finds life in the bustling city of Orario never dull. His dreams become a little closer to reality after a chance encounter with the lonely goddess Hestia. Bell sets out on a fantastic quest with his support, deep within the city’s monster-infested catacombs known only as the “Dungeon,” where death lurks around every corner and a mysterious power moves in the shadows.

Surviving is a hard-earned privilege, even on the surface. When gods and humans coexist and work together, nothing is ever certain, especially when they frequently clash. One thing is certain: the dauntlessly optimistic protagonist of this herculean tale will face a slew of blunders, triumphs, and friendships.

It appears to be just another generic harem manga on the surface. The thing is, it does a fantastic job of capitalizing on their genre, and this manga is hilarious from a comedy standpoint. The presentation, as well as the capitalization on genres and tropes, are excellent, and you can find enjoyment in everything they present throughout the manga. This manga’s character development is flawless, and it does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.

Overall, the manga is a fantastic read; if you enjoy MMORPGs and fantasy mangas, you’ll love it. There is a lot of depth to it, as well as a lot of action scenes and other things.

47. Kodomo no Jikan

Kodomo no Jikan

The protagonist of Kodomo no Jikan is 23-year-old Aoki Daisuke, who has just started his first teaching job at Futatsubashi Elementary School as a grade-school teacher. He is assigned to Class 3-1, where one of his students, the mischievously precocious Rin Kokonoe, develops feelings for him and even declares herself Aoki’s girlfriend.

She persists in her efforts to be with her teacher, despite the fact that if she gets too close, he will lose his job, a situation made more complicated by their often complicated, intertwined relationships with their respective friends, families, and peers.

The subject of sexuality is the main drive and story-telling device used to develop characters and advance the plot. While this subject isn’t new to the literary world, the fact that children are at the center of it is the source of all the controversy surrounding the series.

While much of the comedy stems from the awkwardness surrounding the main characters and their sexual encounters, it also raises questions about society’s standards and where the line between right and wrong should be drawn.

The characters are well-represented and developed, and they are directly related to the story. While there is little development at first, as the story progresses, most of the characters gain a great deal of development and a backstory.

All of the characters’ backstories contribute to the plot as well, creating a complex web that could be easily unraveled. Childhood psychological influences also play a significant role in the personalities of the characters and how they act.

There’s no denying that Kodomo no Jikan pushes boundaries and tests the boundaries of what can be considered acceptable. To read this series, it is crucial to keep an open mind and not take anything at face value.

48. Shitshurakuen

Shitshurakuen

Himoto Sora, a strong-willed and protective girl, enrolls in “Utopia Gakuen,” a special elite school where all students participate in a virtual reality-like game invented by the school’s founders. The boys in this game use the girls as weapons to fight each other in order to gain more strength, higher status, and eventually more weapons.

Because the winner of each battle receives the weapon of the loser, the girls are treated as objects rather than real people. Sora decides to help and protect the girls who are being abused and dominated by the boys by becoming the knight of justice who will change the game’s wrongful rules. Fortunately, she, like all the other boys, receives the device that allows her to play the game as a fighter rather than a weapon as a result of a game bug.

From the start, Shitsurakuen demonstrates what it has to offer. It is intriguing, entertaining, and, best of all, it features a female protagonist who defeats some villains. The fighting in this manga isn’t just tolerable; it’s also enjoyable to read, and the yuri is subtle and even understandable.

49. Zen Martial Arts Academy

Zen Martial Arts Academy

In the martial arts world, Zen is a type of inner power energy that is essential. Everyone has a different level of Zen. Mingyum is a non-Zen practitioner who aspires to be East Asia’s most powerful martial artist.

After an argument with his sister about what major she wants him to take at school, he roams around, only to end up in a bad neighborhood. He saves a girl, but in the process, he gets himself beaten up because he lacks Zen. Then he is saved by a foreign girl who appears out of nowhere and declares herself to be his fiancée. What is going to happen next?

The protagonist is a typical shonen hero, but he is also distinct in other ways. Even when compared to manga, Zen Martial Arts Academy is one of the more interesting manhwas. The art in this manhwa is absolutely stunning, the story begins to unfold in an intriguing manner, and you won’t be able to put it down. There is always someone stronger, and the action is over the top and pretty awesome.

50. Dragon Who

Dragon Who

In order to save the world, Roa Coati, a young dragon, is dispatched to Woo Soo High School in South Korea on a mission to find the descendant of Quetzalcoat, the dragon god, and marry her. Simultaneously, a secret organization intent on annihilating the dragon race makes every effort to locate this girl before he does. With no knowledge of love and no interest in women, will he be able to fulfill his mission in the human world?

Roa, the main character, is a pure and innocent young man. He’s intelligent, but he’s having a hard time adjusting to the unfamiliar human world. Aside from the clearly Korean names for most of the characters, it’s a shonen-style school comedy/romance/action title that shouldn’t be too unfamiliar to manga readers. The title is neither a harem nor a reverse harem, but Dragon Who has its fair share of attractive guys.

The character designs are shonen, perhaps even shonen from the late 90s, but the use of blooming flowers to introduce each character is a shoujo element.

Dragon Who is the result of authors combining elements and visual language from various manga, regardless of genre or intended audience, into a single work, similar to what would happen if a shoujo writer and a shonen artist collaborated. It’s a crossing of assumed lines that demonstrates how thin and permeable those barriers can be if we just let them be.

51. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

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While the European gold rush rages, a young Jonathan Joestar and his father live in luxury on their estate in Liverpool, England. Jonathan, also known as JoJo, spends his days pretending to be a gentleman and living a carefree existence. Those peaceful days, however, were cut short when Dio Brando barged into his life.

Dio is a young boy from London who is adopted by the Joestar family because Jonathan’s father owes Dio’s father a debt. Jonathan is excited by the prospect of having a sibling, but Dio plots against the Joestars in order to inherit the fortune.

Jonathan is forced to confront Dio once and for all as his schemes spiral out of control. The story of the Joestar bloodline begins as Jonathan begins to mature with his brother and finally confronts him, while encountering strange new friends and foes.

Most anime/manga fans are familiar with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. It’s one of those series that has gone down in history as defining the anime/manga culture as we know it.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a dynamic story that deconstructs the shonen genre by bending clichés and tropes to create a unique story. Unlike other shonen works, JoJo’s features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique role in the story; no character in the Jojo series is ever forgotten. Jojo’s art style is one of the most distinctive in manga history. The fights are fantastic, and there is a lot of raw emotion in them.

It’s a good read, with all of its old-school, classic vintages crammed into one action-packed story full of predictable events but executed in a decent manner nonetheless. Another thing to enjoy is the story’s references to historical events and cultures.

52. Aflame Inferno

Aflame Inferno

Shichan Kang, a self-absorbed high schooler and the nation’s top model, is caught in the middle of a battle between demons, in Aflame Inferno. The demon Inferno, who has been severely injured and is on the verge of death, merges with the student to save his life.

They win the battle together to discover that they are inextricably linked. The only way to reclaim their individuality is to collect 1,000 Invento Hells and find the right Resurrection spell. Is Shichan Kang able to juggle his schoolwork and hunting down demons?

Aflame Inferno is a supernatural shonen that is extremely interesting. Characters are a refreshing departure from the typical shonen battle manga/manhwa. The main characters grow and change throughout the story, while secondary characters are mentioned and placed at precisely the right moments.

All of the supernatural and investigative elements come together flawlessly. More elaborate dialogues are created with each appearance of new characters, creating a climate of suspense and anticipation.

Aflame Inferno isn’t perfect because it slows down over time, with the author appearing to get lost in the story several times, which he didn’t. It came close, but not quite. Overall, Aflame Inferno appears to be a rather unoriginal manhwa, with the clichéd premise of “average guy nearly dies and is bestowed with great power to fend off beings,” but aside from a few minor tweaks, that’s pretty much what you get. It has its own power system and overarching narrative, just like other manga/manhwa in the genre.

53. Strawberry 100%

Strawberry 100%

Manaka Junpei, a student at the school, enjoys going to the roof for a nice view. One day, however, he is unexpectedly greeted by a fallen girl’s shoe. The girl’s middle-school uniform blows away, revealing her strawberry underwear. She flees screaming, embarrassed. Junpei is now enthralled by the strawberry-panties girl, and wishes to film what has just occurred because it would make a fantastic scene.

The problem is that he has no idea who that person was, and he was taken aback by the fact that there was such a lovely girl at school. Junpei discovers a notebook belonging to a girl named Toujou Aya while inspecting the roof, and later learns that she is in the same class as him. When Manaka meets her, however, the strawberry-pants girl’s identity as plain, glasses-wearing Toujou becomes highly improbable.

Ichigo 100% is a classic Shonen, Harem, Ecchi, Romantic, Comedy manga with the standard setup of one “loser-kun” surrounded by beautiful girls. Because of the dragged-out storyline and loser protagonist, it’s easy to find this manga annoying, but it’s also easy to find it enjoyable because of the various potential relationships involved.

The story begins with our protagonist accidentally falling in love with the most beautiful girl in school, which is understandable given that this is a Shonen Rom/Com. The romantic aspect of the manga is well-done because the various relationships that the protagonist enters are all unique and believable.

The female character designs, as in most rom-coms, are extremely detailed, which is excellent when considering their individual features and how they correspond to their various personalities. Nonetheless, the guys aren’t as important, with less attention to detail, even though the mangaka does an excellent job expressing the characters’ emotions.

54. Nana

Nana

Nana Komatsu is a naive, unmotivated high school student who spends her days chasing after her crushes. Despite the fact that she has repeatedly failed in her search for love, her spirits have never been dampened. At 20 years old, she boards a train for Tokyo hoping to reunite with her current boyfriend.

On the other hand, Nana Osaki is a fiery and self-assured woman. She develops a love for music and, in particular, one of its members, after joining a local band in high school. When given the option of choosing between her relationship and her musical career, she opts for the latter and breaks up with her boyfriend. She takes the same train to Tokyo as her namesake on her 20th birthday, with the goal of becoming a top vocalist.

On their way to the city, two girls with the same name but very different aspirations sit next to each other and, as fate would have it, end up sharing an apartment. After that, they form a deep and unique bond in which they will support each other throughout this saga of love, music, friendship, and heartbreak.

The story begins as any other shoujo/josei manga would, with the introduction of the two main characters, both of whom have the name, Nana. It essentially follows the lives of these two girls as they meet on a train to Tokyo and decide to share an apartment later on. Although the story may appear to be dull and uninteresting at times, it always draws you in and makes you wonder what will happen next.

Almost every character has at least one flaw that you will dislike. Not a single character can be classified as a cliché or a stereotype, and their characterizations are deconstructed repeatedly throughout the story. And, throughout the story, the character is given insight and depth regardless of the choices he or she makes. These characters are complex and layered, and they function and fumble along like real people, constantly shedding and growing new sides while remaining completely themselves.

55. Suzuka

Suzuka

Yamato Akitsuki is a laid-back and energetic young man who is excited to begin his high school career in Tokyo. He accepts his aunt’s invitation to stay rent-free at her apartment complex without hesitation. However, he has no idea that the boarding house is actually an all-girls dormitory.

Yamato notices a girl training for the high jump while visiting his new school. He’s enthralled by her athletic prowess and beauty, and he’s eager to learn more about her. This girl, Suzuka Asahina, happens to live right next door to him, but their previous encounters have left Suzuka with a negative impression of him.

Despite the misunderstandings, Yamato joins the track team in the hopes of impressing her, and soon discovers that he has the potential to be a top hundred-meter sprinter. Yamato trains his heart out in order to win over the girl he loves, with friendship and possibly love on the line.

Suzuka is a satisfying romance manga that appears to be a harem full of cliches at first glance. The characters are as ordinary as ever, and you’ll quickly identify with them. And one of the manga’s strong points is that it doesn’t exaggerate situations or relationships in order to achieve witty humor, which makes it easy to relate to.

The same can be said about the characters’ struggles; they aren’t exaggerated, and what they are thinking or feeling is sometimes very subtle. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of comedy to go around.

The characters face challenges that many teenagers face as the story progresses, such as peer pressure and dealing with their own feelings. In terms of the characters, the story contains both good and bad characters. Suzuka is also one of the more realistic mangas, as it depicts real conflicts between lovers. Overall, Suzuka will make you feel better all over and will leave an indelible impression.

56. Soul Eater Not!

Soul Eater Not!

The Death Weapon Meister Academy (DWMA) is a special institution for humans born with the power of transforming into weapons, as well as meisters who wield these weapons. While students in the EAT (Especially Advantaged Talent) class are learning to become justice warriors, those in the NOT (Normally Overcome Target) class are learning to control their abilities in order to avoid becoming a threat to others and themselves.

Tsugumi Harudori is a halberd demon weapon who participates in the NOT class and befriends two meisters, Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn, becoming undecided about which one to partner with. The series follows Tsugumi and her friends as they learn the ropes of the DWMA and encounter characters from the main series on a regular basis.

Soul Eater Not, while technically a prequel to the original Soul Eater, is a slower-paced, more comedy/character-centered manga that focuses less on plot and more on the daily lives of Shibusen students. Soul Eater Not has a cast of characters that is just as diverse and interesting as the main characters in the parent story.

Fans of the original Soul Eater will be relieved to learn that the design and artwork are identical. While the original Soul Eater was primarily concerned with action and plot, Soul Eater Not is primarily concerned with comedy and Soul Eater’s side stories. The artwork is excellent, just as it was in the original Soul Eater. Overall, if you’ve read the original story, Soul Eater Not is a good manga to try.

57. Cradle of Monsters

Cradle of Monsters

While returning from the African continent, the cruise ship Cradle mysteriously capsizes in the middle of the ocean. Due to the ship’s twisted environment, the road to escape is now a hellish one, inverted, torn apart, and sinking. To make matters worse for the survivors, some passengers have gone rabid and started attacking one another, spreading a contagious frenzy with each attack.

In the midst of this, Makoto Ayukawa, a student, awakens. Fortunately, she is rescued by Yuuya Takigawa, a fellow classmate, and the two are reunited with more of their classmates.

They are, however, unaware of a critical aspect of survival: selecting trustworthy allies, as the undead are not the only threat on board. With time running out, the group embarks on a perilous ascent in order to survive the cradle of monsters.

To put it mildly, this is an intriguing manga. A zombie story almost never takes place on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The characters’ personalities are complex, which adds to the story’s mystery and goodness.

Because of the more dangerous zombies, the lack of firearms, and the constant threat of the ship sinking into the depths, Cradle of Monsters gives the impression that the cast is in far more danger than in other zombie media.

58. My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

Kabi Nagata suffers from depression and an eating disorder after her life takes a turn for the worse shortly after dropping out of college. Her family puts a lot of pressure on her to be a “normal” and productive person, and she has a strong desire to fit in. Despite her best efforts, she is unable to alleviate her pain, and her situation worsens.

Kabi contacts a lesbian escort service when she is 28 years old. She sees this as a rite of passage into adulthood that she has been putting off for a long time. While this experience is not exactly what Kabi had hoped for, it is critical to her reimagining of her life.

This is a lovely non-fiction autobiographical manga about a woman who must learn to respect and care for herself in order to break free from a cycle of self-hatred, poor eating habits, crippling anxiety and depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. An encounter with a lesbian prostitute is at the heart of all of these issues and how she must overcome them.

It captures mental health in a way that is rarely seen, and is incredibly accurate from the perspective of a victim, and can be either a terrifying look into a victim’s mind, or a life-changing explanation for a victim reader. Seeing the author mature into a person capable of leading a happy, healthy life is equally rewarding, serving as both a literary payoff for the suffering the reader witnessed earlier. Overall, a fascinating look into mental health and a fascinating biography.

While there aren’t many characters, and none are really focused on outside of the author, this author is so fascinating that it more than compensates for the ambiguity of her family’s personalities, or the friends who are only mentioned but never seen.

59. Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Ryuu Yamada, a junior at Suzaku High, is known for being a hardliner and a delinquent. He notices Urara Shiraishi, the grade’s top student, one day after being reprimanded for his poor performance and attitude toward school. Yamada tries to provoke Shiraishi as she walks up the stairs, but he trips and falls, dragging her down with him.

He eventually wakes up in the hospital. And, to his surprise, he finds himself in a different body. He swapped bodies with Shiraishi, and when he confronts her, he discovers that the catalyst for the swap was an unintentional kiss during the fall. Yamada’s eventful high school life has only just begun now that he is aware of this new ability!

It seemed like it was going to fall into the endless trap of being a generic slice of life gag story reliant on the “Witches” gimmick. Instead, this “gimmick” is employed to highlight certain aspects, such as extensive character development and the creation of a story about a life that can be recalled with bittersweet memories. High school appears to be more of a convenient setting for easy situations in other mangas.

In this manga, however, high school felt like a story about growth and developing relationships with people you’ll remember even 11 years later. To summarise, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches is a story about a delinquent who enrolls in a high school that will drastically change his life.

The story combines casual comedy with complex romantic relationships to create a dramatic yet satisfying ride through an extraordinary take on a high school coming of age story.

60. No Game No Life

No Game No Life

The mysterious gamer known only as “Blank” is one of the most well-known urban legends on the internet. The two siblings behind Blank are both shut-in NEETs: the manipulative 18-year-old Sora and the detached genius Shiro, who have broken records in hundreds of games. They are an unstoppable duo with no losses to their credit.

The siblings are challenged to a chess game by an anonymous email one day. They are immediately transported into a vibrant alternate world after achieving a flawless victory.

Tet, a jovial young man who introduces himself as the “One True God,” explains that Disboard has a unique dispute resolution system, in which all disagreements are resolved through simple games. Furthermore, humanity is the weakest and least powerful of the 16 races that inhabit the realm, barely managing to survive with a kingdom consisting of just one city.

Sora and Shiro soon make a name for themselves in a world that hasn’t seen war or bloodshed in centuries as they set their sights on an ambitious goal: to defeat Tet with their gaming wits and conquer this new world.

On the surface, it appears uninspired: another parallel world where the protagonists are whisked away, fantasy races, magic, dragons, and villains. But it’s this manga’s ability to take the most overused and boring setting and turn it into something crazy and interesting that makes it so great.

Despite the seriousness of the siblings’ quest to conquer God, the show frequently pokes fun at itself through its characters, concepts, and even references/gags in order to provide entertainment. Throughout the show, characters push the boundaries of logic, whether it’s in chess, rock-paper-scissors, physics, or simply gaming to absurd levels. They instill the notion that rule-based games are meant to be broken.

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