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New Manga Series for the Year 2005

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

All | Artbook | Doujinshi | Drama CD | Manga | Manhwa | Manhua | Novel | OEL

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Shi ga Futari o Wakatsu Made

Genre: Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Sci-fi, Seinen

From Yen Press:

Haruka Tooyama is a twelve-year-old girl with incredible precognitive abilities. But her accuracy in predicting the future has made her a target for any number of greedy corporations that would use her power for their own profit. When she is kidnapped, Haruka uses her gift to seek out someone who can help her escape and fixes upon a blind man making his way through the busy streets of Tokyo. Though it may seem an odd choice, Haruka's powers have not led her wrong. Despite his inability to see, her chosen protector’s fighting skills become apparent when he draws a sword from his walking stick and deftly takes out her captors. Knowing she will always be pursued for her gift, Haruka begs the mystery swordsman to keep her safe... "Until Death Do Us Part".

Rating: 8.74 (1065 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #37 decreased(-10)

Hoshi no Samidare

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life

The world is in mortal peril. Sir Noi Crezant, the Lizard Knight, has been sent to gain the aid of the great warrior Amamiya Yuuhi in hopes of finding the Princess Samidare and protecting the planet from the incredible 'Biscuit Hammer' poised to crack the Earth in two. Unfortunately Yuuhi wants no part of it, and the Princess doesn't prove to be the shining 'hero of justice' role model that Noi had hoped for.

Rating: 8.85 (1331 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #58 decreased(-6)

Vinland Saga

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Psychological, Seinen

Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England.

Won the 36th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga.

Rating: 8.94 (1294 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #66 increased(+11)

Natsume Yuujinchou

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Psychological, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural

From Storm in Heaven:

Natsume's just an ordinary kid, except he can see spirits, just like his grandma Reiko could. Reiko, though, used to bully the spirits, and bound them to her will in the "Book of Friends". Now that Natsume has inherited this book, a never-ending stream of spirits is coming after him. With the help of a spirit "cat" (who really just wants Natsume to die so he can have the book), Natsume spends his days dissolving the contracts that bind the spirits and trying not to get killed.

Extras:
Manabiya no Sumi (The Corner of the Schoolhouse) in v.6.
Natsu ni wa Tameiki (w)o Tsuku (A Midsummer Sigh) in v.7.

Rating: 9.09 (742 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #170 decreased(-15)

Liar Game

Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Seinen

The card reads as follows:
Congratulations! You are one of the 1 in 100,000 people who has been entered in the amazing LIAR GAME TOURNAMENT!

Along with the postcard there is 100 million yen in notes. That's the beginning of the Liar Game. When the game ends, in 30 days, you will have to return your 100 million. If your opponent steals them, he can keep them as a prize, and you will have a debt of 100 million...

Rating: 8.64 (1008 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #173 increased(+71)

Sumire 17-sai!!

Genre: Comedy, School Life, Shounen

Sumire is a 17 year old high school girl who wants nothing more than to make friends with her new classmates. She's so disappointed that they all seem to hate her, calling her a pervert, a dirty old man, creepy, weirdo... alas, what is a poor life-sized puppet to do in this cruel world.

Note: Sumire 16 confirms that this is a sequel.

Rating: 7.75 (75 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #191 increased(+821)

Kill No More (Novel)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Mecha, Romance, School Life, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life

About a poor teenager Kaiser, and Liola, the best assassin in his world who appears in Kaiser's apartment through a dimensional gate but has vowed to kill no more. Some things happen, and instead of going to the government shelter for lost dimensional travelers, they wind up going to school together....

Rating: 8.2 (54 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #205 decreased(-66)

Ciel

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Supernatural

With the author's characteristic humor and creativity, the work describes one girl's fantasy adventure.
Yvienne Magnolia lives in a small village and her beauty turns the villagers' heads, yet she would never have imagined the grand future destined for her.

Because a count tries to kidnap her, Yvienne flees to the Lowood Institution for wizardry and witchcraft, forced to leave her family.

In the school, she meets interesting people, like January Lightsphere who comes from a noble but peculiar family, or Lariatte, an heir to an orthodox fighter family, who might yet become her closest friend.

Rating: 8.44 (323 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #229 increased(+14)

Blood Alone

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Seinen, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Enter Misaki, perhaps the most innocent and most sincere young lady there ever was. It’s almost inconceivable that she could be a vampire. And with her powers as a vampire, she could easily entice any human to do her bidding... but she chooses not to. Especially when it comes to Kuroe, a young author who has a deep running past with vampires. This wonderful story of pure innocent love charmingly bonds Misaki to the readers. She’ll absolutely delight you with her earnest love for a human and her resolve to protect a willing mutual relationship versus turning Kuroe.

The manga is based on a set of doujinshi released by the same mangaka. Many of the story arcs in the manga are based partially or wholly upon the doujinshi.

Rating: 8.53 (756 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #254 decreased(-64)

Cat Street

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

From Condensation:
The story centers around Keito Aoyama, a former famous child actor. Due to a childhood incident, she retired from her career early and withdrew from normal society. Now 16, she passes her days in boredom and without purpose. But one day she runs into a stranger who takes her to El Liston--a free school for high school students like herself, who don't have a place where they belong. Though hesitant at first, Keito decides to enter El Liston and subsequently, she begins a new stage in her life. With the help of her only remaining childhood friend, Taiyou, and her new classmates Rei, Momiji, and Kouichi, Keito slowly finds the courage to open up to others and to accept their support. Will Keito return to acting? Will she find true friends? Love?

Rating: 8.86 (1919 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #298 decreased(-13)

Unbalance x 2

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

A young man finds and returns a lost wallet and cell phone to a beautiful young lady, thus begins the destined relationship between two strangers. Sound typical? Well then, how about making the young lady the young man's future homeroom teacher, and give them both a twisted sense of right and wrong. And just for kicks, let's have the young man help himself to a self proclaimed reward from the lost wallet before returning it… but of course, this scenario wouldn't be complete unless the young lady was very unforgiving when it came to teaching one of her students a lesson on morals.

Rating: 8.27 (1610 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #340 increased(+38)

Kodomo no Jikan

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Mature, Romance, School Life, Seinen, Slice of Life

Daisuke is a 23 year-old new schoolteacher. He ends up being put in charge of a 3rd grade elementary school class since the previous teacher quit, and in that class there's a girl who's quite a troublemaker--Rin Kokonoe. You could call her a masegaki (used to describe a kid that acts more like an adult in some ways), and she's also part tsundere (though more dere than tsun).

Rating: 8.25 (907 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #343 (No change)

Hyakujitsu no Bara

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Mature, Psychological, Yaoi

Two soldiers from warring countries are bound by a pledge as master and servant. Taki Reizen is a commander of sublime beauty, shouldering the fate of his nation. Called "Mad Dog" because of his rough temperament, Klaus von Wolfstadt has sworn his loyalty to him as a knight. Despite this, those around them are cold and disapproving, full of various misgivings. For all their genuine feelings, what will come of love made cruel by the violence of war?

Rating: 8.76 (478 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #357 decreased(-11)

Totally Captivated

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Yaoi

"I'm pretty sure that the downfall of humans can be completely attributed to their curiosity", such is Ewon Jung's philosophy.
Because of his curiosity and his "affectionate nature", Ewon somehow finds himself, after cheating one time too many on Jiho, dumped and threatened into working as a caretaker for Jiho's new boyfriend, Mookyul... who just so happens to be a Mafia Boss.

And it is just the beginning of Ewon's troubles.

Between Jiho, who still burns at Ewon's infidelity, and Mookyul, gang-leader with movie star good looks who starts to take a keen interest in him, Ewon slowly gets entangled in a net more intricate than that of the dangerous underworld, how will he survive it?

The doujinshis, as published in English by Netcomics:

* Diary of Sangchul:
 — Totally Captivated dj - Mr Sangchul's Diary
* Totally peeking under the sheets 1:
 — Totally Captivated dj - Totally Spying On Them
 — Totally Captivated dj - How to Live with a Beast
* Totally peeking under the sheets 2:
 — Totally Captivated dj - Last Episode

Rating: 8.84 (1174 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #378 increased(+5)

Bitter Virgin

Genre: Drama, Mature, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Seinen, Tragedy

Suwa Daisuke is an ordinary, but popular, high school student. One of his classmates, Aikawa Hinako, is somewhat fearful of men and because she ran away from just his attempt to touch her hair, he states to one of his buddies, that she is the only one he wouldn't date, unaware all of the people in his classroom could hear them, including Hinako.

Daisuke's attitude changes after he unintentionally hears a shocking truth that she confesses in an abandoned church. His former annoyance turns to compassion and concern. Hinako is unaware that he knows her 'little' secret. Believing him to have no romantic interest, she becomes more relaxed and comfortable in his company. Their relationship faces a lot of obstacles, including jealous classmates.

Rating: 8.38 (2434 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #400 decreased(-10)

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