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New Manga Series for the Year 2004

All new manga series reported for this year can be found here. You can sort them by the date they were reported to us, the rating, or based on how active the series was over the past month.

Date Added | Rating | Past 3 Months Activity

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Übel Blatt

Genre: Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mature, Seinen

When the black blade roars, all who stand in its path shall be torn asunder…! What is it that Koinzell, the mysterious young boy who wields the sword with such exceptional skill, desires? The fight against the “Lances of Betrayal,” who were thought to have been defeated by the Seven Heroes, begins--And at battle’s end, only the shocking truth will remain amid the pools of blood.

Rating: 8.36 (1538 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #45 increased(+12)

Superior

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen

The demon queen subdued enormous and powerful monsters and slaughtered over half of the world's population. Surviving members of the human race elected a hero to slay the demon queen, beseeching release from her oppressive rule. However, he questions his mission to eradicate the monsters: in his opinion, they too are conscious and alive, and so he anguishes over that fact. Sheila the Demon Queen became interested in him and decides to join his journey, hiding her identity and planning to kill him after she has gained his trust. Immediately, however, she realizes that she's fallen in love with the hero, and hence their journey begins...

Rating: 8.37 (1770 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #125 decreased(-10)

D.Gray-man

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

Set in a fictional 19th century England, D.Gray-man is the story of Allen Walker, a 15-year-old boy who roams the earth in search of Innocence. Washed away to unknown parts of the world after the Great Flood, Innocence is the mysterious substance used to create weapons that obliterate demons known as akuma.

Rating: 8.47 (2036 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #192 decreased(-8)

Koisuru Boukun

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Smut, Yaoi

Being in love with your straight sempai isn't easy, but being in love with your straight, homophobic, and (to top it off) tyrannical sempai can be hell! And that's something Tetsuhiro Morinaga can relate to... especially now that he's had a taste of the forbidden fruit!

Features the same homophobic brother from Challengers, but this time as the main character!

Contains an extra story called Bokutachi no Shippai in v.5 featuring Masaki and Morinaga's big brother Kunihiro.


Takanaga Hinako confirmed on her Twitter account that her manga Koisuru Boukun will resume serialization in the February's 2015 issue of Kaiohsha's Gush magazine.

Rating: 8.54 (998 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #370 decreased(-129)

Houkago Hokenshitsu

Genre: Drama, Gender Bender, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Supernatural

From Go! Comi:

Like most teenagers, Mashiro Ichijo has a secret. But Mashiro's secret is that he’s neither fully male nor female! So far, Mashiro's been able to live his life as a boy, but all this changes when he's informed of a new class he must take in order to graduate from his elite prep school. To pass, he must find the “Key”…and the only way to find it is to enter into a nightmare world where his body and soul are put at the mercy of the worst kind of enemies: his classmates!

Rating: 8.34 (920 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #511 increased(+5)

Moyashimon

Genre: Comedy, School Life, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Tadayasu Sawaki has just enrolled in an agricultural university in Tokyo with his long-time friend Kei Yuuki. Although not known outside a close circle of friends and family, Tadayasu has the unique ability to see and communicate with microbes, which appear larger and look different to him than they do to a normal person's eyes. This catches the attention of Keizou Itsuki, a professor at the university and an old friend of Tadayasu's grandfather who specializes in microbiology and fermentation. Thus begins Tadayasu's tutelage under Professor Itsuki, aided by his graduate student Haruka Hasegawa, as he attempts to adjust to his new life at the university.

Note: Won the Grand Prize for the 12th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the 2008 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga.

Rating: 8.12 (180 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #547 increased(+511)

Beauty Pop

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life

From Viz:

Although a truly gifted hairstylist, Kiri Koshiba has no interest in using her talent to pursue fame and fortune, unlike the three popular boys in the "Scissors Project" at school. Determined to become the best makeover team in Japan, they give showy makeovers to handpicked girls. As much as Kiri tries to shy away from the Scissors Project spotlight, she finds herself responding to beauty's call...

Note: Beauty Pop Stage 2 is from volume 7 to 10. It is a continuation of Beauty Pop. This is because they were published after the hiatus. The whole series ends with 10 volumes.

Rating: 8.46 (1623 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #561 decreased(-29)

Kiss x Sis

Genre: Adult, Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, School Life, Seinen

Keita Suminoe has two older (not blood-related) twin step-sisters who love him in a lustful way and have no problems expressing it. They even like to compete about it; much to the laughter of his friends (which he usually endures without problems). One day they come to his school to give him his lunch, resulting in him getting angry due to the atmosphere. To counteract his anger, they confess their tender feelings for him in front of everyone and leave. Feeling sorry he chases after them and says that he'll study hard in order to get in the same high school as them.

Rating: 7.96 (1100 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #607 decreased(-70)

Nousatsu Junkie

Genre: Comedy, Gender Bender, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

From Tokyopop:

Naka is an aspiring young model with a problem: her face tenses up into a terrifying spectacle whenever she gets nervous on photo shoots! Naka's rival is Umi, the hottest model at their agency. But Naka soon discovers Umi's secret--and hilarity ensues behind the cameras!

Rating: 8.31 (621 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #648 decreased(-16)

Toshiue no Hito

Genre: Adult, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life

From Anime Waves:
The woman Tsutomu encounters in college was older and smaller than he is, and for some reason, looks like the same girl in his dreams. The heart-pounding love affair between him and the "older woman" begins.

Rating: 7.74 (590 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #765 increased(+75)

Crimson Spell

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Smut, Supernatural, Yaoi

In order to protect his people from attacking demons, Prince Val uses a demonic sword and curses himself in the process. He leaves his kingdom to find a cure, and his search leads him to Hallwil, the person rumored to be the only one who knows how to break the curse. Hallwil agrees to help Val... for a price.

Rating: 8.62 (895 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #777 decreased(-49)

Kekkaishi

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural

By night, junior high student Yoshimori Sumimura is a "kekkaishi"--a demon-hunter who specializes in creating magical barriers around his prey. By day, Yoshimori's got some other demons to battle: an addiction to sweets and a seriously crotchety grandfather! Yoshimori's pretty 16-year-old neighbor and childhood friend, Tokine Yukimura, is also a kekkaishi, but their families are feuding over who is the true practitioner of the art.

Won the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category.

Rating: 8.46 (1513 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #894 decreased(-55)

Molester Man

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life, Smut

Based on a real story which was posted on 2ch, Molester Man is the story of how Molester Man is mistaken for a stalker by Miss Understanding, and how they overcome their personal challenges while slowly growing closer to each other.

Rating: 8.82 (906 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #910 decreased(-48)

Hotaru no Hikari

Genre: Comedy, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life

27-year-old Hotaru would rather sleep at home than seek romance, but due to unforeseen circumstances, suddenly she’s living with her boss, Takano. What’s more is that she now has a budding relationship with Makoto, who’s younger than she is. Like a dried fish thrown back into the ocean, can she learn to swim again and rediscover the ways of romance?

Rating: 7.85 (261 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #1009 increased(+66)

Death Note

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural, Tragedy

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal… or his life?


Note: After the series ended The Death Note One-Shot Special was published which explains what happens in the series three years after the Kira case is resolved.

Won the Eagle Award for Favourite Manga in 2008. Was nominated as Best Manga at the 2006 American Anime Awards, the 2007 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, an Official Selection at Angoulême International Comics Festival 2008 and Obata was nominated for Best Penciller/Inker at the 2008 Eisner Awards.

Rating: 8.68 (3201 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #1053 increased(+405)

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