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New Manga Series for the Year 2006

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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Saki

Genre: Drama, Ecchi, School Life, Seinen

Miyanaga Saki is a high-school freshman who doesn’t like mahjong. Ever since she was a child, she would lose her New Year’s gift money during her family mahjong game. If she won, her parents would be upset, and if she lost, well, she lost.

As a result, she’s learned to play in such a way that her score always remains plus/minus zero: not good enough to win, but not bad enough to lose. When we meet her, she’s being dragged to her school’s mahjong club by an old friend. How will a girl who hates mahjong, yet has become adept at the game as a result of her upbringing, survive in this environment?

Rating: 7.61 (241 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #2 decreased(-1)

Fairy Tail

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

Celestial wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a guild for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu's not your typical hero - but he just might be Lucy's best hope.

Won the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga.
Won the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation's Industry Award for Best Comedy Manga.

Rating: 8.18 (2771 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #38 decreased(-11)

Kingdom

Genre: Action, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen

From Exertus Scans:

Millions of years have passed since the times of legends, when the worlds of man and gods were still the same. In these times it was the desires of man that moved the world. It is the era of the 500 year war: The warring states period. Kingdom is the story of a young boy named Shin who grew into a great general and all the trials and bloodshed that lead him there.

Rating: 9.04 (491 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #98 decreased(-12)

Warui Koto Shitai

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

*The series alternates between different sets of pairs. Although it's supposed to be read as a whole, you can skip volumes with the pair(s) you don't like.

Warui _____
Featuring the school delinquent Towa Aikawa and the student council president Mikado Shirahane. (Pair 1)
V. involving this pairing are: V.01, V.02, V.05, V.07, V.12


_____ ja Nai Kedo
Featuring Shuuji Yukimura, the formidable student council vice-president, and the problematic childhood friend, Ryuuichi Shinonome (Towa's friend). (Pair 2)
V. involving this pairing are: V.03, V.04, V.08, V.10


Mujihi na _____
Featuring Nanao Shirahane (Mikado's older brother), a male siren, and Kuon Aikawa (Towa's older brother), a fellow student attending the same university. (Pair 3)
V. involving this pairing are: V.06, V.09, V.11


Shouwaru Ookami ga Koi o Shita Rashii (Wicked Wolf Seems to Be in Love)
Featuring former student council president, Shirou Akagi (Mikado's rival in Warui Koibito and Warui Oujii) and disciplinary committee member, Nao Kousaka (Yukimura's rival in Sunao ja Nai Kedo). How will those two damaged people find their respective love? (Pair 4)
V. involving this pairing are: V.13

Special chapters:
- Warui Koto Bakkashite Gomennasai (Sorry For Doing Naughty Deeds)
- Warui ko Tachi no Bansan (The Bad Boys' Diner)
- Kira-senpai to Kokonoe-kun - Gekokujou (Kira-senpai and Kokonoe-kun - Junior Dominates Senior)

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Title(s) in colors are still being scanlated by group with corresponding color

Reading Order:
Volume number - Title [Pair number - Appearance number]
V.01 - Warui Koto Shitai (I Want To Be Naughty!) [1-1]
V.02 - Warui ko Demo Ii? (I'm a Bad Kid, But That's Okay, Isn't It?) [1-2]
V.03 - Kirai ja nai Kedo (I Don?t Dislike You) [2-1]
V.04 - Koi Ja nai Kedo (It's Not Love) [2-2]
---- Warui Koto Bakkashite Gomennasai [1-3 & 2-3]
V.05 - Warui Otoko Demo Ii (Is Even a Bad Boy Good?) [1-4]
V.06 - Mujihi na Otoko (Merciless Man) [3-1]
V.07 - Warui Koibito ja Dame? (Can a Bad Boy Be a Lover?) [1-5]
V.08 - Kare ja nai kedo (I'm Not Your Boyfriend) [2-4]
---- Warui ko Tachi no Bansan [1-6 & 2-5]
V.09 - Mujihi na Anata (Merciless Lover) [3-2]
V.10 - Sunao ja nai Kedo (I'm Not Honest) [2-6]
V.11 - Mujihi na Karada (Ruthless Body) [3-3]
V.12 - Warui Ouji Demo Suki (I Love a Prince Even If He Is Naughty) [1-7]
---- Kira-senpai to Kokonoe-kun ~Gekokujou~ [4-0]
V.13 - Shouwaru Ookami ga Koi o Shita Rashii (Wicked Wolf Seems to Be in Love) [4-1]

Not being worked on by any group. Only extra not scanlated.
Mori no Kuma Scanlations

Rating: 8.21 (534 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #106 decreased(-11)

Kimi ni Todoke

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

Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine... for a horror movie. With her jet-black hair, sinister smile and silent demeanor, she's often mistaken for the haunting movie character Sadako. But behind her scary facade is a very misunderstood teenager. Too shy to fit in, all she wants to do is make some friends. But when a popular boy in class befriends her, she's sure to make more than just that--she's about to make some enemies too!

In 2008 it won the Best Shoujo Manga award in the 32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Award. The series was also nominated for the first Manga Taisho awards in 2008.

Rating: 8.66 (1748 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #145 increased(+1)

Pandora Hearts

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural, Tragedy

From Yen Press:

The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius’s coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. He is thrown into an eternal prison known as the Abyss, from which there is no escape. There, he meets a young girl named Alice, who is not what she seems. Now that the relentless cogs of fate have begun to turn, will they lead only to crushing despair for Oz, or is there some shred of hope for him to grasp on to?

Rating: 8.73 (946 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #148 decreased(-16)

Kuroshitsuji

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural

From Yen Press:

Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant…and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London’s underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true…or at least, too good to be human…

Rating: 8.74 (1211 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #178 decreased(-48)

The One

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life

Cane Lele was born into the fashion industry. Her mother, Ye Fei Yi, was Taiwan's top model, and her father was also a model, until a tragic airplane crash left Lele without parents. Therefore, it is no surprise that Lele hates the industry, thinking it superficial and unnecessary.

Raised by her maternal grandmother, Lele reaches seventeen before she is sucked in by her mother's sister, Ye Fei Hong, a fashion model agent (and former model), convinces the reluctant Lele to model. Lele had been adverse to the whole idea, until she sees a photo shoot of popular American model Angus Lanson, and she begins to see modeling as an art form.

When Aunt Fei Hong's magazine editor invites Angus Lanson to a meeting of all the top fashion ambassadors, Lele is invited to meet him and is very curious. She does not know that Angus' twin elder brother, Eros Lanson, is secretly accompanying his brother. This obviously leads to confusion and is the start of a charming story of Lele's goals: fashion in NYC, becoming a top model, and love?

Rating: 8.54 (928 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #184 increased(+287)

1/2 Prince

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Romance, Sci-fi, Shoujo, Shounen

From The Little Corner:

It is the year 2100 A.D., and humans have developed a virtual reality game with a realism level of 99%. Feng Lan, due to a bet with her twin brother, vows to succeed in playing the game without using her "female benefits." Due to this, she becomes the first and only female to play as a male character in "Second Life." As her infamy rises as a bloodthirsty warrior, can she keep her identity a secret from her real life acquaintances whom she has beaten up?

Rating: 8.56 (1513 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #208 decreased(-26)

Witch Hunter

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

Witches suddenly declare war against humans, causing two-thirds of the world to fall apart.

They summon monsters called "Supporters" and devastate human residences but why?

Survivors gather people with the power to combat the witches and called them Witch Hunters! Tasha Godspell is one of the strongest nicknamed "The Marksman" along with his "Jack-O-Lantern" looking Supporter. He fights the witches but cannot really bring himself to hate them.

Rating: 8.53 (779 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #256 increased(+160)

Onani Master Kurosawa

Genre: Drama, Mature, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Seinen, Slice of Life

Onani means masturbation. And that's what this guy is good at. Every day after school, he sneaks into the mostly unused girls bathroom on the 3rd floor, and masturbates. Until one day, when he's caught by a bullied girl with a hidden agenda...

This is a story of mistakes, redemption, and the choices made in between. It contains the worst and best of the human condition.

Rating: 8.77 (2079 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #261 decreased(-1)

Sundome

Genre: Adult, Drama, Mature, Romance, School Life, Seinen

From Yen Press:

The "Roman Club", a school group interested in the occult, to which he's practically enslaved, has become boring for one Hideo Aiba. In fact, he finds his entire existence pretty tiresome until, one day, when a girl named Kurumi Sahana shows up and wants to join up. When the two are left alone in the club classroom, Kurumi makes a special "request" of Hideo, which makes him (understandably) freak out. Though he doesn't know what to think, one thing’s for sure, Hideo’s life just became anything but boring.

Rating: 8.14 (713 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #283 increased(+114)

Sun-ken Rock

Genre: Action, Adult, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Martial Arts, Romance, Seinen

Ken, a young Japanese guy, is in love with a young Korean girl, Yumin. He followed her in Korea and wants to become a policeman just like her. But then, he finds himself at the head of a local gang. What will happen to Ken?

Rating: 8.34 (865 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #293 decreased(-51)

Highschool of the Dead

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Mature, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural

From Yen Press:

A mysterious illness is spreading rapidly through the halls of Fujimi High School. In a matter of hours, the campus is transformed from a place of learning into a hive of nightmares, as the infected students collapse and are reborn as flesh-hungry zombies! Only a handful of students escape the initial outbreak — among them Takashi Komuro and his childhood friend, Rei. He manages to protect Rei from the initial onslaught, but how long can Takashi and the other students hope to survive when the whole school – maybe the whole town — is out for their blood?!

Rating: 8.27 (1433 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #336 decreased(-65)

Daiya no A

Genre: Comedy, School Life, Shounen, Sports

It is a manga of high-school baseball. The main character, who starts as pitcher from a country middle school, gets teamed up with a catcher from a school with an elite baseball team. He decides to leave the countryside to attend the school that this catcher plays for...

Winner of the 53rd Annual Shogakukan Manga award (2008) and the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Award for the Shounen category.

Rating: 8.31 (268 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #344 increased(+98)

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