Drama
Drama manga heavily emphasize their characters' emotional development. Whether by experiencing the protagonist’s emotional turmoil, viewing heated character interactions, or exploring a passionate romance, any manga that humanizes its characters through emphasizing their flaws qualifies as a Drama. (Source: Anime-Planet)
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In this world, the concept of levels exist.
Other than those who live off defeating monsters, most people are only around Level 1 to 5.
What's more, not just anyone can go out to hunt monsters; it's heavily influenced by one's role appointed by God.
There are eight such eligible roles. Warriors. Fighters. Clerics. Magicians. Rogues. Merchants. Hunters. Sorcerers.
Those blessed with extraordinary power are divided into three types. Royalty. Heroes. Sages.
But for the majority of the population, they have no such powers and live by farming or running shops. Towns are developed by those with the weakest role... Villagers.
For the powerless Villagers going out to hunt monsters is equivalent to committing suicide.
But one day, a certain two-year-old child given the role of Villager notices something.
Once you defeat a monster... you can earn great wealth.

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    Gol D. Roger, a man referred to as the "Pirate King," is set to be executed by the World Government. But just before his demise, he confirms the existence of a great treasure, One Piece, located somewhere within the vast ocean known as the Grand Line. Announcing that One Piece can be claimed by anyone worthy enough to reach it, the Pirate King is executed and the Great Age of Pirates begins.

    Twenty-two years later, a young man by the name of Monkey D. Luffy is ready to embark on his own adventure, searching for One Piece and striving to become the new Pirate King. Armed with just a straw hat, a small boat, and an elastic body, he sets out on a fantastic journey to gather his own crew and a worthy ship that will take them across the Grand Line to claim the greatest status on the high seas.
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    Ookiku Furikabutte isn't just a baseball manga. It's the story of a timid young man who was made an ace pitcher in middle school because of family connections. Now he's in high school and it's his time to shine as an ace in his own right.

    Reading this story will get your blood boiling, heart pumping, and tears flowing. It has been popular since it was serialized, a true Japanese high school baseball manga!

    The manga series won the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for best creative work in 2006. In 2007, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for general manga.

    Discrepancy in chapter numbering (mag vs. tank), there are no chapters missing inbetween 25.2 and 53.
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    Itsuki and Haru are childhood friends. But Haru is secretly in love with Itsuki. And when he proposed to him, the latter didn’t take it seriously. Just being by his side will be enough... so Haru thought. Until one day Itsuki came to stay at Haru’s place for a week. Will all Haru's suppressed desires finally come out?!
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    Usa Ayano is a middle-school girl who is kinda-sorta bad at physical activities. One day at gym class, she sees another girl in her grade, Hoshihara Chika, a transfer student who muddles through the dancing lesson like she couldn't care less.

    Ayano, intrigued by how mysterious Chika is, tries to approach the new girl, but gets pushed away. That is until she later discovers Chika's secret...

    Uran of the "Mujaki no Rakuen" fame brings you a story bringing together youth, JCs and dancing!


    Español:
    Usa Ayano es una chica de secundaria que es bastante mala en actividades físicas. Un día en la clase de gimnasia, ella ve a otra niña en su grado, Hoshihara Chika, una estudiante transferida que se mete en la clase de baile como si no le importara.

    Ayano, intrigada por lo misteriosa que es Chika, intenta acercarse a la nueva chica, pero se aleja. Eso es hasta que más tarde descubre el secreto de Chika ...


  • Author's Twitter: @ura_kan (potentially NSFW)
  • Author's official website: Blog (potentially NSFW)
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    Ongoing Touhou manga from Ashiyama Yoshinori published in the Strange Creators of Outer World magazine.
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    When a mysterious explosion killed an entire class full of high school students, the souls of everyone in class were transported into a fantasy world and reincarnated. While some students were reincarnated as princes or prodigies, others were not as blessed.

    Our heroine, who was the lowest in the class, discovered that she was reincarnated as a spider! Now at the bottom of the food chain, she needs to adapt to the current situation with willpower in order to live. Stuck in a dangerous labyrinth filled with monsters, it's eat or be eaten!

    This is the story of a spider doing whatever she can in order to survive!

    Based on the popular online novel "Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?"

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    The story revolves around Kaiman, who does not remember who he was before he was transfigured by a Magic user. This transformation left him with a reptile's head, and a desire to find out the truth about who he really is. Accompanied by Nikaido, his female companion, he tracks down Magic Users in "The Hole" and unceremoniously chomps down on their head, hoping to find out who it was that put him in this state. One by one, they witness this "second man" inside the head of Kaiman, and after pulling them back out of his mouth he asks them all a question.
    "What did the guy inside my head say?"


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    In a large mansion lives a boy, an aristocrat who was cursed by the witch to "let everything he touches die." With him is his maid Alice, who besides serving him, likes to tease him. The boy who is interested in her doesn't mind the teasing, but not being able to touch her is painful!

    If they are unable to hold hands, how will their love ever bloom?
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    The story is set 300 years before Donten ni Warau, during the Tensho Period. At Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, the battle with Orochi ensued.
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    Kasane is your average kendo-obsessed girl, when a brush with a mysterious sword sends her back in time to the Sengoku Era. Stuck in an unfamiliar time and place, Kasane also has the poor luck of winding up right in the middle of the turmoil that surrounded Oda Nobunaga's rise to power!
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    A peek into the "everyday nudity" of high school girls. Virgins’ Empire is a look into the lives of seven high school girls attending an all girls school. We follow them as they grow relationships with one another. Some more intimate than others.
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    Natsuno Hanabi gets a little more than she bargained for when she moves back to her hometown to start high school. Stuck between her childhood friend and a mysterious beauty, is this love triangle going to define her new life!?
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    Through his older brother’s experiences, Jung Yohan already knows how a gay, unrequited love can miserably end. Determined to save his club senior from that same fate, he aims to help him in his quest for love. But being a Cupid isn’t as easy as it sounds. (Snow Flower Scans)
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    2034, a time when the development of AI advanced greatly and the appearance of the humanoid “Totomo” has been widely accepted. Tamotsu, an ordinary office worker, loses both his daughter and has half his body replaced with mechanical parts due to an accident. While trying to live earnestly with his wife, his body begins to malfunction…
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    A corporate slave falls asleep at home and wakes up somewhere else entirely; as someone else entirely. Seven years have come to pass since that day and Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister has set his sights on becoming an adventurer.

    Adapted from the web novel series of the same name.
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    A Certain Scientific Accelerator, which Accelerator is the main character. The events of the manga occur after his defeat at the hands of Kamijou Touma and the gunshot wound that he received at the hands of Amai Ao, though it is later revealed that the manga takes place prior to meeting Yomikawa Aiho.
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    A girl who was born specially and a normal boy.
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    She is immortal and has the strongest medical skills in the family. Once she was a lady who could be bullied by everyone. As a handsome lady, she was bullied? Silly sister, sick mother, cruel domestic slave ... She is born again, and she will change all of this!
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    This is a story about Myunghan, who has just entered high school, Sihoo, his childhood friend, Seungchan, who suddenly appears between the two, and the strange triangle that develops between the three of them.
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    Shio Houkigi runs an aromatherapy salon by day, but has another occupation by night. She runs "Striped Sheep," a service that provides relief to women who have a hard time falling asleep without a man by their side.
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    Collection of Shoujo Ai & Yuri Oneshots from Galette
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    The highschooler Keita Yatsuhaka has a crush on Manami Yotsuya, his schoolmate. They used to be good friends, but they've grown distant. One day, Yatsuhaka's friend, Kikka Kasanegafuchi, tells his fortune.

    "There will be death if you don't confess to her within the week...!?"

    Follow where his love takes him in this Supernatural Romantic Comedy!
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    Eque is a popular, beautiful crossdressing woman and Tania is a playful queen. This is their unique and interesting royal comedy. Tales of ambition, dark plans, the secrets of royalty and ghosts. Plus love, misunderstanding and the pride of a woman are involved?!
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    In a modern-day loli's home, a super handsome ancient Jinyiwei falls from the sky! Without parental care, the loli takes him as her closest person and even wants to become his bride?! Though he appears tsundere, cold, and picky on the surface, he finds it harder and harder to let go of her...

    *Note: Jinyiwei (in English "embroidered military guard") were secret police in China during the Ming dynasty (see Wikipedia for more).
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    Betrayed and murdered by her own husband and family, Iris's life flashes before her eyes - including her previous one in modern times! With this new knowledge, she returns to before she was ever married. Determined to get revenge, Iris seeks help from the most eligible bachelor in the empire, Duke Valenciaga. His unexpected proposition for her: "Go out with me." Why did he pick her, and can this arrangement help her quest for vengeance?
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    The story centers around Yuna and Akari who have two very different views of love: Yuna is someone who sees love as a dream and Akari is someone who is very realistic about her romance choices. Meanwhile, there are two boys, Kazuomi and Rio, who also have different views of love: Kazuomi's an airhead and doesn't understand the concept of love while Rio grabs the opportunity when confessed to as long as the girl looks cute.
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    Featuring Soviet Union's female pilot in World War 2
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    “Desde una edad temprana, Haemin siempre ha sido atraído por las cosas bonitas. En aquel entonces, era el lustre de un juguete nuevo o las manos delgadas de un compañero de clase. Ahora, es el bello rostro de su Sunbae. Ahora que está en la universidad, su mirada se dirige a Youngwon: el chico más popular y más bello de la escuela. Con miedo de acercarse a él, fotografía a Youngwon desde lejos, las fotos que toma alimentando sus fantasías secretas. Pero cuando Youngwon se entera, Haemin se ve obligado a enfrentar el objeto de sus deseos. Antes de que él lo sepa, esas fantasías secretas comienzan a ser mucho más reales ..."
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    An immortal being was sent to the surface of the earth and met a boy living alone in the middle of tundra.
    The being can take the shape of dying things, but only if the "impetus" is stronger than the previous one. What sort of experiences and meetings will the being encounter while living forever?

  • Won the 43rd Kodansha Manga Awards for the shounen category in 2019.


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  • In French by Pika
  • In Polish by Kotori
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    Super sweet and super-sand sculptured female statue against the harem! I often hear: "Three princes and three princesses! Your puppets are fighting again!" The overbearing female CEO traversed to the world of female honors and woke up with seven husbands.
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    Leslie’s life as the youngest daughter of the Sperado noble family was always used for the betterment of her sister, Eli, who is betrothed to the Crown Prince of the kingdom. After a failed attempt to extract the black magic within Leslie by sacrificing her to transfer it to Eli, Leslie knocks on the door of the monster Duchess Salvatore and, battered, bruised and desperate, pleads for the Duchess to adopt her?!

    Español / Spanish
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    High school girl, Kanzaki Mitsuki, just got a new older brother when her mother remarries a fellow divorcée with a son. Soon after, her new step dad gets transferred overseas and her mother follows him there, leaving Mitsuki alone with her new step brother, Yuuya. Feeling abandoned by her mother, she stays distant from Yuuya, never really getting along very well with him nor even keeping a conversation with him.... until one day—

    Portuguese (BR) / Português (BR):
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    The story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is quietly shut down on its last day. Our protagonist Momonga decided to stay until the last moment in his beloved game and wait for the force logout. Unexpectedly, the server did not shut down and Momonga is stuck in his skeleton body and got transferred to another world. "The powerful Overlord" needs now to discover a new world and face the continuous challenges.
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    Daigo Kagemitsu, who works for a Samurai general in Japan's Warring States period, promises to offer 48 body parts of his unborn baby to 48 devils in exchange for complete domination of the country. When the baby boy is born, Daigo has him thrown into a river, hoping the boy will die. A kind sage, however, finds him and adopts him. The sage fits out his poor son with prosthetics.

    Time goes by and the baby grows into a boy who calls himself Hyakkimaru. Everytime Hyakkimaru eliminates a devil, he retrieves one of his missing body parts. Hyakkimaru meets a boy thief named Dororo and together they travel the countryside in search of the devils who possess Hyakkimaru's parts. Throughout their travels, they face monsters and ghosts.
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    Marking the end of youth—the high school graduation ceremony. Itsuki, the older twin, had it the best, surrounded by friends and his girlfriend. Haruka, the younger twin, had it the worst, spending it all alone. During the ceremony, the two accidentally fall from the roof—and they find themselves back in time at the entrance ceremony!? From here on out, their retry at youth begins.
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    Raoul who had defeated the demon king as the strongest hero should have become the savior of the world.

    Having his treasured companions and family killed by power hungry aristocrats, he was executed with false charges brought against him by the princess. Just before his life collapsed, at last his heart fell into darkness.

    ...I will tear those traitors from limb to limb. Burn them at the stake. Sever them to pieces. Skewer them. I will kill every one of those bastards without mercy and make them taste hell's suffering.....!!!

    Obtaining the power of darkness, Raoul was revived. Sneering, he vowed revenge.

    “Oh, I’m looking forward to it – from now I'll bask in their blood as I please.”

    Several days after the hero's revival in the imperial capital where flowers bloomed in profusion, the parade that would advance towards tragedy began.
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    The funny romantic story of how Qiu Tong and Sun Jing met and fell in love.

    Also contains insert art of the characters by the author.

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