Well, it has been awhile since I did a straight up favorite list for my Top Five. I mean one that is not right off the top of my head where I actually do not need to think about in order to know. Now, I will have a problem next time with the manga series that should get an anime, seeing that 3 of the five of them had gotten an anime announced in the last two months, so it should be interesting to see what I could do. Anyway, enough about next time and let me tell you about my favorite manga.
Number 5: My Monster Secret (Jitsu wa Watashi wa)
People might know this series for its second name, it was only announced about two weeks ago that it would be licensed by Seven Seas for an English release next year under the name My Monster Secret. Personally I am a fan of the naturally English translation Actually I am a… At the same time back two months ago an anime was announced for this year, making me super excited for it. I already know I will pick up the manga seeing that it is my top five. I even did the high pitch squeak when I am super excited. It was at the point where my mom in the other room had to begin questioning where she went wrong with her soon to be twenty two year old son. Enough about that though.
Anyway, I think I should go about explaining this series, since as of right now the only way to know about it is by reading the fan translations. Also, since the other series on this list have already had an anime adaptation I will not do it with the others. The same time there are a little over a hundred chapters out with only a little over 70 that have been fan translated. I got back into this series about October. It was just a random stumble upon, and I do like comedy manga, although all that are on this list are either comedy or action or a little bit of both. This series is a simple rom com. Some people say this series is a harem, but can a series just be dominantly female in cast and still not be considered a harem, sure at one point three characters liked the main character, but now it is just down to two characters.
Again, before getting side tracked once more (Even though I discovered a new chapter was out and had to stop writing for a bit to read it) I think going over the plot for this particular series should be known. Asahi Kuromine is a terrible person when it comes to keeping secrets. So when he goes to tell his crush that he likes her only to discover she is a vampire with her wings sprouting from her back and fangs showing, things can get a little out of hand. If it was known she was a vampire she would have to go back home. The trouble does not stop there with the childhood friend constantly trying to get in his way, a classmate who turns out to be a small alien, a demon for a principle, and the charismatic pervert number two werewolf, who when is a werewolf turns into a boy. So many secrets and he has to keep it all. (That was the best I can due when it comes to trying to explain the plot).
The manga as previously mentioned is licensed for an English release for next year by Seven Seas. An anime is due out later this year, (Which I more then likely will talk about my thoughts about it at some point or another along with the recently announced Monster Musume anime).
Number 4: Brynhildr in the Darkness
The anime, please do not get me started how they tried to get 100 chapters (which is the first arc) in the 13 episodes. The series should have been a 24 episode series in order to give proper development for the characters. Anyway this series is by the same person who created Elfin Lied. I did read some of that series and enjoyed it. I read the manga for this one right after watching the first episode. I immediately fell in love with the manga. The thing about the anime is that about 40 chapters where shoved into the last two to three, and those episodes acted as if everything that where in those chapters happened. If you saw the anime, then you know what it is about. It does have its flaws, but this is one series that I would easily recommend the manga. If you do not really care, then then anime at least gives the sense of a complete series. If I did not read the manga, then my thoughts on the anime would be completely different, too bad I did not. Unfortunately this is the only series on this list that is not licensed. If it was I would defiantly pick it up like all the others on this list.
Number 3: Trinity Seven
So, again, running into the problem that the anime felt a little rushed. Personally if they did slow down there would be a clear problem with it being to slow passed. I sort of wish they waited a year. That way they could have done a two cour. At the same time I only found out about this manga through the fact that the anime was be the same people that worked on the Index anime, which made me curious. When I am curious about an anime I want to check the manga out if possible, it turned out well so far with D-frag and Witchcraft works. The manga I do like a lot more, even though the anime spoiled me with how wonderful the art for it was. Okay, unlike Jitsu wa Watashi wa, this and Brynhildr in the Darkness are clearly harem series. Anyway one thing that I love about this series is the female characters. So many of them can just be worse than the main male lead in terms of what goes on. That is one thing that I love about this series is sometimes it is how they react to what happens. This series is going to be released by Yen Press later this year.
Number 2: Fairy Tail
Okay, so hopefully this is not a surprise that my favorite anime is on this list for my favorite manga. I did not start reading the manga until the first series of it ended. Even then I waited till the current arc ended, since I was unsure what chapter they stopped at for the anime. The Tartarus as well as the current arc is amazing, I cannot wait till it gets animated. As of right now I have volumes 1 to 12. I want to get more, but the only store that has the manga only has volumes 1 to 12 and then 20 to 24 then 35 onwards. With me keeping the fact I am into anime and manga a secret and that one store that has the manga happens to be the place where my mom works, it is not like I can order to pick up in store (This whole story will be explained later this month). Anyway, I think the manga really spoiled me. My only problem with the first actual filler act, which was the Stary Sky one, was that the ending felt a little rushed. Great opening, everything was rather interesting. However this last one was just terrible, granted I would probably think that either way. But after reading the source material, watching the anime seems a little odd. It is not really like this for any of the others, mostly because I read then watch and not the reverse. But, Hiro Mashima is easily my second favorite Mangaka and I really want to check out Rave Master. Unfortunately my favorite Mangaka none of his work is on this list, but a lot of it comes close. This manga is simulpub by Cruchyroll and is being released by Kodansha Comics
Number 1: (Do I even need to say it? But I will anyway.) Akame Ga Kill
I have said so many times that Akame ga Kill is my favorite manga. I was into the manga a whole month before the anime was announced. Surprisingly very few manga that I read, has yet to be an anime. The problem is that in two weeks I will struggle for a Top five, since my number 1 with my luck with have an anime announced.
Anyway, enough about that distraction. Akame ga Kill, I have so much to say, that I am giving a discussion talking about my thoughts about this series and comparing it to Attack on Titan in the near future. This series when it comes to events happening, I do not see many happening. I have said time and time again for all I know they could kill Akame off next chapter just to throw everyone off, will they, probably not. Still there are so many twists that happen time and time again, which the anime pulled off super well in the final two episodes, which made me love it. It is the twists that made me love this manga. It was that one twist that made me love the anime. The anime did have an original ending, so if you enjoyed the anime, check out the manga. This manga is published by Yen Press, only one volume is out so far in English.
Well, that was my top five favorite manga, what are yours? Much like anime I am always looking for suggestions for manga. I like comedy and action mostly. In case anyone is curious, UQ Holder, Monster Musume, Magi, The Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi), and Negima are in that order for 6 to 10.