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New Manga Series for the Year 2012

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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Nanatsu no Taizai

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

The "Seven Deadly Sins", a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live.

Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a Coup d'état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom.

Elizabeth, the king's daughter, sets out on a journey to find the "Seven Deadly Sins", and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

Nominated for the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award. Won the Kodansha Manga Award for Shounen in 2015 (tied with Yowamushi Pedal).

Rating: 8.03 (693 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #8 increased(+17)

Made in Abyss

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy

The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the last unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down goes this titanic pit, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics which purpose in unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. In course of time those brave enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as "Cave Raiders."

In Oosu, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot...

Rating: 8.34 (77 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #15 decreased(-12)

Shokugeki no Soma

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, School Life, Shounen

From Dan of Population GO:

Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?

Rating: 8.44 (1065 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #21 increased(+1)

One Punch-Man

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural

In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams "AVERAGE," from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn't have your average problem... He's actually a superhero that's looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!

Note: Nominated for the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award.

Rating: 9.05 (1677 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #37 increased(+6)

Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou

Genre: Comedy, Mature, Romance, School Life, Seinen, Supernatural

From MangaHelpers:
When the two were still young, Saito and Kawana Subaru were close friends. But with Subaru coming from a wealthy family, she was sent to the top school while Saito had to settle for a regular education.
But after painfully studying for years, he was finally accepted as a high school freshman through a scholarship program that only a handful of students are awarded. But what Saito thought was going to be a heartwarming reunion turned out horrible. Subaru had grown up beautiful and was the most popular person in school as she was kind to everyone, all except towards Saito who she seemed to despise.
Almost regretting his decision to come to the school, Saito wishes that somehow their dorm rooms would connect to each other. Magically, because it turns out that Subaru wished the same thing, their wish comes true but, in return, Subaru loses her self-control for one hour per day. During that time, her erotic desire for Saito, that she can normally hide, comes pouring out and her true intentions are revealed.
He wants to take advantage of this once in a lifetime chance but doing so might jeopardize their relationship during the other 23 hours.

Rating: 7.65 (619 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #63 increased(+20)

Ou-sama Game - Shuukyoku

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural

The winner of the first edition of the King's Game is transferred to a new school. After being initially afraid to make new friends, traumatized by his experience in the past, he starts to forget the King's Game and sympathize with his new friends. That's when the new King's Game starts.

Rating: 6.97 (10 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #91 increased(+1618)

Mushoku Tensei (Novel)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Romance, Seinen

A 34-year-old NEET otaku, chased out from his house by his family, found that his life is reaching a dead end. He then recalled that his life could actually have been much better if he had made better choices in the past.

Just when he was at the point of regret, he saw a truck moving at fast speed, and three high schoolers in its path. Mustering all the strength he had, he tried to save them and ended getting run over by the truck, quickly ending his life.

The next time he opened his eyes, he is reincarnated to a world of sword and magic as Rudeus Greyrat. Born to a new world, a new life, Rudeus decided that, "This time, I'll really live my life to the fullest with no regret!" Thus starts the journey of a man yearning to restart his life.

Original web novel

Rating: 8.9 (797 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #102 (No change)

Red Storm

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

From Friendship Scans:

A mysterious man suddenly appears in the desert separating the East and West Continents. A young boy, Yulian Provoke from the Pareia tribe finds this man, and brings him to his village. Turns out the man is an incredibly strong and amazing individual, and he begins to teach the young boy fighting skills.

Original webtoon
Official English Translation

Rating: 8.36 (245 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #126 decreased(-45)

Gun x Clover

Genre: Action, Drama, Ecchi, Harem, Mature, Romance, School Life, Shounen

Mikado High School trains the best students to be the best mercenary bodyguards. But Morito Hayama, a merc escort student with no rank whatsoever, is suddenly assigned to guard a person so highly valued that no escort has ever survived before. Will his subject survive the experience? Will HE survive?!

Rating: 7.78 (323 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #145 increased(+10)

Tsurezure Children

Genre: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Slice of Life

Wakabayashi Toshiya shows us a series of 4-koma manga depicting various scenarios of young love. These short stories range from a boy, crippled by his absolute lack of confidence in himself, cannot even accept the fact that the girl of his dreams actually asked him out on a date, to the near-psychotic girl that pours her own blood into her homemade chocolate in order to win his heart.

The tankobon version of Wakabayashi Toshiya's 4-koma Collection, which has been completely redrawn for official release.

Rating: 8.23 (95 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #202 decreased(-111)

Hitorijime My Hero

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

Story involving Kensuke's brother, Ooshiba Kousuke and friend, Setagawa Masahiro. (Both appeared in Hitorijime Boyfriend)

Rating: 7.32 (46 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #219 decreased(-181)

Haikyu!!

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

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has aimed to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to – and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

Won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for Shounen.

Rating: 8.57 (493 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #227 increased(+9)

Dragons Rioting

Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, School Life, Shounen

As a six year old, Rintaro is diagnosed with Henisei Tashu Ijou Syndrome (also known as Hentai Syndrome), a disease that could kill him if he gets sexually aroused. To save him and provide a way for him to live as normal a life as possible, his father teaches him the ways to control his body and mind for ten years in the mountains, with the martial art of the Koei Sougetsu. When he's 16 he chooses to enroll Nangokuren High School, which he assumed to be the biggest all-boys school in the country but is actually the biggest all-girls school that has just gone coed.

On his first day he stumbles upon a large scale battle and learns that the first rule of the school is that it "Abides the Law of Nature" which has turned the campus into a war zone-like environment. Rintaro now sees transferring out as his mission, but will it be that easy now that he's caught the eye of the 3 "Dragons", the bodacious female leaders of the three biggest factions around?

Rating: 7.91 (486 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #240 increased(+4)

Black Haze

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, School Life, Supernatural

After a mission gone awry, the doubtful main character, Rood, is sent to a famous magic school, Helios. Here, he must protect an important person's son who has a very bad time at the school.

Original Webcomic

Rating: 8.6 (642 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #254 decreased(-54)

Hataraku Maou-sama!

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural

From Yen Press:
After being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land plop in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?

Rating: 8.17 (226 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #260 decreased(-26)

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