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New Manga Series for the Year 2008

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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Nana to Kaoru

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

Kaoru is a 17-year-old virgin who has an SM fetish. He secretly dreams about an SM relationship with his childhood friend Nana. One day Kaoru's mom asks Nana to hide all his SM toys so he'll study for a change. However, Nana finds the leather one-piece that Kaoru bought and tries it on, but she accidentally locks it and doesn't have the key! The beginning of their super strange relationship.

Due to the popularity of Nana to Kaoru, the series resumes publication in Young Animal and chapter 22 is the final chapter in Young Animal Arashi. Publication of the series will continue in Young Animal, but renumbered as chapter 1 while maintaining the same name and storyline.

Rating: 8.56 (1420 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #54 decreased(-10)

Otoyomegatari

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

From Yen Press:

Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori (Emma, Shirley) brings the nineteenth-century Silk Road to lavish life, chronicling the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.

Won the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award and in 2012, it also won the French award "Prix intergénérations du festival d’Angoulême".

Rating: 9.04 (1247 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #59 decreased(-19)

Noblesse

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural

For 820 years he had slumbered with no knowledge of mankind's advancement and scientific progress. The land which he once knew has become an unfamiliar place with new technology, attitudes, and lifestyles. Upon awakening, Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (called Rai), seeks to familiarize himself with this era. He locates a loyal servant of his, Frankenstein, who is currently the principal of a high school in South Korea. Rai decides that this school is the perfect place to help him learn about the modern world, enrolls, and begins associating with a group of good-natured students in order to 'blend in.' But this new world is no safer than the old; and the dignified, bewildered, technologically inept Rai finds himself embroiled in adventures both ridiculous and dangerous.

Original webtoon

Rating: 8.86 (1823 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #63 decreased(-24)

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Genre: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural

Katsuragi Keima is known on the net as the god of getting the girls while in real life he’s known as otamegane and he hates all real girls. However he is approached by Elsie, a devil from hell, to help her in catching runaway spirits that hide in people. Apparently the spirits only hide in the hearts of girls and the only way to get the souls out is by making the girl fall in love so the spirit gets forced out. And he’s not allowed to fail or he will lose his head.

Rating: 8.67 (2027 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #64 decreased(-23)

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (Novel)

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Harem, Martial Arts, Mystery, Romance, School Life, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural

Magic.
Is a product of neither legends nor fairy tales, but instead has become a technology of reality since a time unknown to people.
Supernatural power became a technology systematized through magic, while magic became a technical skill. A "Supernatural Power User" became a "Magic Technician".
Magic Technicians (in short, Magicians) are nurtured through Magic High Schools and Universities.
This is a story about:
A defective elder brother low achiever.
A perfect, flawless younger sister high achiever.
After both siblings entered a Magic High School,
The stage of daily turbulence was unveiled ---.

Rating: 8.82 (370 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #75 decreased(-5)

Kami-sama Hajimemashita

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

From Aerandria Scans:

Momozono Nanami's dad, a man with a penchant for gambling, disappeared after accumulating a huge amount of debt. Thus, she was chased out of her house by the debt collectors. When she met a timid guy being chased by a dog, he told her that he'd give her his house. She believed his persuasive talk, but when she went to his house… it turned out to be a shrine. Moreover, a guy with fox ears appeared, which made Nanami even more confused. What will become of homeless and confused Nanami?

Rating: 8.84 (1172 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #82 decreased(-16)

Love So Life

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

From Which Scanlations:

Shiharu is a high-school student who loves kids, lives in an orphanage, and works at a daycare... Until the handsome uncle of two-year-old twins offers her a raise if she'll be their babysitter. Often relying on memories of her mother's actions for guidance, Shiharu quickly finds herself falling in love with her new makeshift family.

Rating: 8.83 (988 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #89 decreased(-20)

Natsu no Zenjitsu

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

Tetsuo Aoki is a 4th year oil painter at a fine arts school. While working in an art supplies store, he meets an older woman named Akira Aizawa, who is the owner of an art gallery. Akira becomes interested in Tetsuo and she begins to pursue him when she catches him painting on the riverside. After such, their relationship begins to develop romantically. Will it develop smoothly? Or will there be unforeseen events?

Rating: 8.64 (394 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #95 increased(+3)

Ore-sama Teacher

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

From Intercross:

Kurosaki Mafuyu was a juvenile delinquent and head of her gang before her subsequent arrest got her expelled from high school. Now that she’s transferred to a new high school, she’s determined to become an “ultra-shiny, super feminine high-school student.” But with a new friend like Hayasaka-kun and a homeroom teacher like Saeki Takaomi (who may be more than he seems), will Mafuyu really be able to live a girly-girl high-school life!?

Rating: 8.74 (1106 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #108 decreased(-18)

Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

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

Onodera Ritsu quits his job and transfers to the publishing company Marukawa Shoten. Sadly, he gets assigned to the editing department that handles shoujo manga; and Ritsu, who vowed to never fall in love again, working on love stories is impossible. Panic ensues when he realises that the arrogant and tyrannical head editor turns out to be his former first love!

Includes Onodera's co-worker Kisa Shouta's storyline of his encounter with handsome student and book store clerk Yukina Kou.

Rating: 8.8 (676 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #110 increased(+15)

Kuragehime

Genre: Comedy, Gender Bender, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life

Kuragehime follows Tsukimi Kurashita, an 18-year-old who moved from Kagoshima to Tokyo to become an illustrator. Tsukimi is a jellyfish otaku who comes to live in a shared bath and toilet, women-only apartment, Amamizukan. Other tenants include fujoshi, NEETs and others who consider fashion their natural enemy, calling themselves "Amars". One day, Tsukimi meets a fashionable and beautiful girl, Kuranosuke Koibuchi, who saves a jellyfish that is about to die at a pet shop. She later discovers that Kuranosuke is merely cross-dressing in order to evade inheritance of his father's occupation as a politician.

• Winner of the Kodansha Award for best shoujo in 2010.

Rating: 8.79 (592 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #119 increased(+13)

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Genre: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Mizutani Shizuku is the type of person who only cares for her own grades. But when she accidentally delivers the lesson notes to Yoshida Haru, Haru becomes convinced they are friends.

Haru turns out to have a very innocent personality, but who would've thought that Haru would actually confess to Shizuku?

A cold-hearted girl x super troublemaker romance with a fresh new perspective.

Rating: 8.63 (873 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #145 decreased(-70)

Suki tte Ii na yo.

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

From Karma Falls Scanslations:

Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without making either boyfriend or friends. One day, she drop-kicks a popular boy in school, Yamato Kurosawa, because of a misunderstanding but for some reason it seems that he takes a liking to her and one-sidedly claims that they're friends.

Rating: 8.45 (1103 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #150 decreased(-10)

Toriko

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen

In the world where the taste and texture of food are very important, there is Toriko, a hunter of precious foods regularly hired by restaurants and the rich.

He's a man with the inhuman skills necessary to capture the ferocious, evasive, and rare animals to complete his ultimate dinner course!

His current accomplice is a weak, timid person who was inspired by Toriko's greatness and accompanies him on all his journeys on his quest for the course of his life.

Nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award (2009).

Rating: 8.03 (551 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #152 decreased(-4)

Kuroko no Basuke

Genre: Comedy, Drama, School Life, Shounen, Slice of Life, Sports, Supernatural

Kuroko is a member from the legendary middle school basketball team known as "The Generation of Miracles", and while nobody seems to know about him, the main five players of the team all admit that he is the strongest member, the phantom sixth player. When he joins the high-school basketball team, everyone is surprised to find out that he is small, weak, and easy to miss.

What is the secret that makes him so strong, and how will he help his high-school team?

Rating: 8.15 (801 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #158 decreased(-56)

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