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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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Otoyomegatari

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

Set in Central Asia in a rural town near the Caspian Sea during the 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: Nominated for the 4th and 6th Manga Taisho. Won the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award in 2014 and the intergénérations prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2012.

Rating: 9.04 (1448 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #24 increased(+3)

Nana to Kaoru

Genre: Adult, Comedy, Ecchi, 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 (1602 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #113 increased(+5)

Rain

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

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: 8.33 (350 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #156 increased(+13)

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: 8.4 (597 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #157 decreased(-7)

Kami-sama Hajimemashita

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Harem, 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 (1295 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #158 decreased(-2)

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: 8.64 (1216 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #175 decreased(-29)

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Mystery, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural

A young woman, by some strange occurrence, was left to die alone in the former building of the Academy for Sincere Teachings. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reasoning behind her death, and what could have caused it.

Rating: 8.63 (1026 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #176 increased(+453)

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: 8.78 (615 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #216 increased(+12)

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 (2267 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #219 increased(+4)

Bonnouji

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life

From: Easy Going Scans:

Fate brings two people who live in the same condo together on a typical afternoon. Ozawa (26) has just broken up with her boyfriend of five years and was in the process of trying to rebuild her life when she meets Oyamada who lives a couple floors below her. He is somewhat of a loner although he does have a few friends and his room is cluttered with all the random stuff that his impulse shopper brother sends him. Ozawa takes an interest with all the things in his room and the two start a friendship that slowly turns into something more.

Rating: 8.44 (1070 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #262 (No change)

Bokura no Kiseki

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Historical, Josei, Mystery, Romance, School Life, Supernatural

From a young age, Minami Harusumi has had recurring dreams of Veronica, a princess whose kingdom is on the verge of destruction. He believes them to be recollections of his past life, and that he is her reincarnation. Because of this, he is ridiculed by his classmates. One day, when the mockery escalates into bullying, he rediscovers magic - something Veronica had studied and used. Reassured his past life is not merely a fantasy, Minami tries to learn more about his past memories and the reason behind them...

Rating: 8.54 (406 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #282 decreased(-4)

Suki tte Ii na yo.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mature, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

From Karma Falls Scanslations:
Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without making either boyfriend or friends. One day, she roundhouse-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 (1183 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #308 increased(+4)

Kuragehime

Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: 8.7 (683 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #315 decreased(-5)

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 (1127 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #345 decreased(-47)

Honto Yajuu

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

Ueda Tomoharu is a cop manning a local koban station, and he’s quite happy with his job and relatively quiet life until he happens to run into yakuza member Gotouda Aki while chasing down an underwear thief… and is suddenly confessed to! Aki doesn’t seem bothered in the least about their star-crossed lovers status and eagerly dives into a super lovey-dovey relationship with his policeman, but Ueda’s about to find out just how dangerous it can be dating a mobster… in more ways than one.

Rating: 8.79 (667 votes)

Activity: Stats Pos #355 decreased(-51)

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