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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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Panlong (Novel)

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

Empires rise and fall on the Yulan Continent. Saints, immortal beings of unimaginable power, battle using spells and swords, leaving swathes of destruction in their wake. Magical beasts rule the mountains, where the brave - or the foolish - go to test their strength.
Even the mighty can fall, feasted on by those stronger.
The strong live like royalty; the weak strive to survive another day. This is the world which Linley is born into. Raised in the small town of Wushan, Linley is a scion of the Baruch clan, the clan of the once-legendary Dragonblood Warriors. Their fame once shook the world, but the clan is now so decrepit that even the heirlooms of the clan have been sold off.
Tasked with reclaiming the lost glory of his clan, Linley will go through countless trials and tribulations, making powerful friends but also deadly enemies.
Come witness a new legend in the making.
The legend of Linley Baruch.

Novel

Rating: 8.64 (417 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #17 decreased(-10)

Otoyomegatari

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

Set in Central Asia in a rural town near the Caspian Sea during the early 19th century, the story revolves around a young woman, Amir, who arrives from a distant village across the mountains to marry Karluk, a boy eight years her junior. The story unfolds among details of everyday family and community life. However, the peaceful atmosphere is disturbed when Amir's family demands to take her back to their village.

Note: Won the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award in 2014 and the intergénérations prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2012.

Rating: 9.04 (1357 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #62 increased(+21)

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 / English Version by Naver

Rating: 8.76 (1945 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #83 increased(+47)

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: 8.74 (1241 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #104 increased(+41)

Nana to Kaoru

Genre: Adult, Comedy, Harem, 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.

Note: The chapter numbers were reset after moving from Young Animal Arashi to Young Animal.

Rating: 8.46 (1493 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #115 decreased(-12)

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 (1092 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #147 increased(+24)

Natsu no Zenjitsu

Genre: Adult, Drama, Romance, School Life, 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 manager 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: 8.48 (515 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #176 increased(+36)

Ore-sama Teacher

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Gender Bender, Harem, Romance, 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 (1174 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #188 increased(+8)

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 (2168 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #192 increased(+26)

Ark (Novel)

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

Kim Hyun Woo lived the life of the wealthy thanks to his parents. But one day, he received a phone call informing him of a traffic accident which involved his parents. His father had died and his mother was hospitalized in critical condition. The normal life he once knew, collapsed...

They sold their house, cancelled various insurance plans, and moved to a one room apartment. And after a few years, Hyun Woo spends four to six hours tending to his mother and worked to pay for her medical bills.

One day, one of his Instructors recommended him for position in a company called Global Exos, who made an announcement of making history with the newest technological invention.

Rating: 8.26 (225 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #225 decreased(-16)

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: 8.54 (1030 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #230 increased(+31)

Ran to Haiiro no Sekai

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural

From Storm in Heaven:
Meet the Urumas, a slightly dysfunctional family of four sorcerers. Mom, being the most powerful sorceress around, works away from home keeping the world safe. Dad picks up the slack and takes care of the family. Except when he's out, which is when the older brother Jin finds himself in the unenviable position of keeping tabs on his sister Ran. Ran, the youngest, is a willful girl with too much power and too little wisdom. Let's take a look at Ran's everyday misadventures, shall we?

Rating: 8.75 (489 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #296 increased(+20)

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.

Note: Won the Kodansha Manga Award for best shōjo manga in 2010 and was nominated for the 2010 Manga Taishō award.

Rating: 8.79 (635 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #302 increased(+9)

Rain

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

From Storm in Heaven:

The continent Murgenia, where they master swordsmanship and magic:

The small country Sunkwoll is in a tight spot because it's under attack of the great country Zarmine. But the general, Rain, who's reputed to be an exceptionally gifted swordsman, is against the war and won't enter the battle. But how is one supposed to wage a war like this anyway?

Rating: 8.42 (327 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #306 increased(+18)

Suki tte Ii na yo.

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

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: 8.35 (1150 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #319 increased(+60)

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