7.Harapeko no Marie (Marie the Hungry)
It’s been almost two years since mangaka Ryuuhei Tamura’s Beelzebub manga ended its run in Shounen Jump. So it’s about time that we should see something new come out from him and in this case, his new work is called Harapeko no Marie or roughly translated Marie the Hungry.
The basis of the story is main character Taiga has always had a crush with his next door neighbour. What he doesn’t know is that his sweet looking neighbour and her family holds a dark secret. One day he stumbles upon their secret and in the process ends up being sharing a body with the resurrected French Princess Marie. Just how is his life going to be like now?
While the manga has JUST started its run on Shounen Jump, we’re expecting some funny hijinks from this new Ryuuhei Tamura work. As per his modus operandi, expect more weird behaving characters, a good dose of demon/supernatural related references and plenty of fighting action. Hopefully, Harapeko no Marie lasts as long as Beelzebub did and maybe we might also see a new anime coming out from it.
Humanity now lives underground. The surface of the world is pitch black, and taken over by deadly monsters. The only people brave enough to venture to the surface to fight these monsters are the Ayanashi.
In this story we meet Horo, an Ayanashi out for vengeance against the person who killed his brother. Horo has always hated being around other people, but how will he cope now that he is all alone?
Brooding protagonist? Check. Action and fighting? Check. Compelling story? So far. Add to that some decent art work and visuals, Ayanashi is one manga that you’d want to read if you’re looking for a dark action packed manga with some similarities to Kabaneri of Iron.
9. Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai
Yuiga Nariyuki works hard every day to obtain a full-college scholarship by his High School to support his poor family. His headmaster promises that he’ll get it if he full-fills a small condition. He has to tutor two resident female geniuses Furuhashi Fumino (Literature-genius) and her friend Ogata Rizu (Science-genius), so that they can get into their dream-college.
Now you’d think that since both are geniuses, it’ll be easy right? Wrong. The catch is that Fumino wants to major in Science while Rizu wants to major in Literature despite both of them failing constantly in their weak subjects.
This comedic, school life romance manga has started off pretty well, hitting some pretty good humour notes that all romance comedy aficionados will love. The manga has yet to hit some ridiculous plots yet but from what we’ve read so far, its going to slowly transform slightly into a harem manga as well. For many who love the drama and comedy that ensues when different personalities clash, this might just be the manga you’d want to follow this year.
Korean mangaka Boichi has had quite a large number of works since debuting in Japan, and he’s still at it with his new manga Origin.