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10) Azumi (sequel series) by Yuu Koyama (18 volumes)
Its story concerns the title character, a young woman brought up as part of a team of assassins, charged with killing the warlords that threaten the uneasy peace in Feudal Japan in the aftermath of its long Sengoku civil war period.
9) Abu-san by Shinji Mizushima (107 volumes)
It tells the story of fictional baseball player Yasutake Kageura.
8) All You Need is Kill (Edge of Tomorrow) by Ryousuke Takeuchi and Takeshi Obata (2 Volumes)
All You Need Is Kill follows a soldier named Keiji Kiriya, who, after dying in a battle with extraterrestrials, is caught in a time loop that makes him live the same day repeatedly, allowing Kiriya to improve his fighting skills.
7) Oh My Goddess! by Kosuke Fujishima (48 volumes)
The series follows college sophomore Keiichi Morisato and the goddess Belldandy who moves in with him in a Buddhist temple; after Belldandy’s sisters Urd and Skuld move in with them, they encounter gods, demons and other supernatural entities as Keiichi develops his relationship with Belldandy.
6) Chiisana Koi no Monogatari by Chikako Mitsuhashi (43 volumes)
Tiny schoolgirl Chiiko develops a crush on older boy Saly and believes herself to be his girlfriend, although Saly is already involved in a love triangle with a girl called Tonko.
5) Rozen Maiden (2nd series) by Peach-Pit (10 volumes)
The story follows Jun Sakurada, a middle school student who withdrew from society after suffering persecutions from his classmates.
Following his withdrawal, he is chosen to become the master to a Rozen Maiden named Shinku. Rozen Maidens are seven sentient bisque dolls who compete against each other to become a perfect doll dubbed as Alice.
4) Asari-chan by Mayumi Muroyama (100 volumes)
The anime follows Asari, a normal but stupid elementary school fourth-grade girl who does not get along with her family.
BRONZE MEDAL: 81diver by Yokusaru Shibata (35 volumes)
The title refers to the main character’s shogi nickname, which comes from the words of his former teacher who once told him to dive into the 9 by 9 (81) squares of the shogi board.
Kentarō failed at entering the professional league of shogi board game competition. However, he continues to play the game for a living by gambling at amateur shogi clubs.
His encounter and defeat by the shogi player known as Akihabara’s “Ukeshi” shocks him and, combined with his financial crisis, reinvigorates him to take shogi more seriously. He also finds out by chance that the Ukeshi offers a part-time maid cosplay house cleaning service, another side of her which further intrigues him.
SILVER MEDAL: Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto (71 Volumes)
Twelve years before the start of the series, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox attacked Konohagakure destroying much of the village and taking many lives. The leader of the village, the Fourth Hokage sacrificed his life to seal the Nine-Tails into a newborn, Naruto Uzumaki.
Orphaned by the attack, Naruto was shunned by the villagers, who out of fear and anger, viewed him as the Nine-Tails itself. Though the Third Hokage outlawed speaking about anything related to the Nine-Tails, the children — taking their cues from their parents — inherited the same animosity towards Naruto.
After keeping us company for 15 years throughout our childhood, finally we’ve got to kiss this friend goodbye, what a sad.
GOLD MEDAL: Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida (14 Volumes)
The story of Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, a woman who is revealed to be a ghoul, a human-like creature that hunts and devours human flesh, and is taken to the hospital in critical condition.
After recovering, Kaneki discovers that somehow he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul, and just like them, must consume human flesh to survive as well. With no one else to turn to, he is taken in by the ghouls who manage the coffee shop “Anteiku”, who teach him to deal with his new life as a half-human/half-ghoul, including interacting with ghoul society and its conflicting factions, while striving to keep his identity secret from other humans.
Though coming to an end, it left with so many questions that have not been answered. It’s very likely that we’ll see a “Tokyo Ghoul: Part 2” sometime in the next years.