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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Love, is a war. An "ugly" girl who was cheated by her boyfriend received a mysterious phone call. Strangely, the other line said that she is 35 years old, and that she is her, from the future! In order to change her, she wants to teach her the law of love. For her to see the beauty in her, take revenge on her ex, and recapture everything she lost before.
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A certain college girl who's loved books ever since she was a little girl dies in an accident and is reborn in another world she knows nothing about. She is now Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor soldier. To make things worse, the world she's been reborn in has a very low literacy rate and books mostly don't exist. She'd have to pay an enormous amounts of money to buy one. Myne resolves herself: If there aren't any books, she'll just have to make them! Her goal is to become a librarian. This story begins with her quest to make books so she can live surrounded by them! Dive into this biblio-fantasy written for book lovers and bookworms!

Adapted from web novel (raw) / light novel of same name.
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In this world, It's only me who can get stronger by eating Magic Stones! At one point, I received an offer to have a smooth life reincarnation from the Goddess-sama... But the skill I got as a prize is Toxins Decomposition EX. Ugh, what a plain skill! It's so pitiful that even my own family makes fun of me... However, one day I realized that because of the effect of this skill, I can eat and gain power from Magic Stones! I've also been notified that I'm the prince from a neighboring country!? What awaits me in the castle are days of experimenting with Magic Stones and training, the perfect environment for me to become the strongest man there is... And to top it off, I received the Magic Stone of Dullahan! The story of a boy on the path to becoming a King while being chased by an assertive fiancee and Female Knights starts here!



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Chisato Naruse (Character draft): @naruti06

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  • Web Novel: Japanese
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    Hinata Shouyou, upon seeing a volleyball match, is aiming to become "The Small Giant", and joins his middle school volleyball club. After finding new members, they set out for the middle school tournament, where they've cross paths with a formidable school with the "King of the Upper Court", Kageyama Tobio. Although their team lost, Shouyou is still determined to aim for the top and exact revenge on Kageyama. Upon entering high school, he recieved the biggest surprise--he and Kageyama are on the same school and club!

  • Won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen category in 2015.
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    An alternate story line focused on Itsuki.
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    In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescents of the Cherryton School, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness. The main character is Legosi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.

    Winner of the 2018 Manga Taisho Award.
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    Four girls are stranded on a deserted island after surviving a plane crash. How can they survive?

    Because of a plane crash … starting today, we're spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There's nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high-school-girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We're actually doing pretty well!
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    The opera singer Lu Cai and her theater troupe moonlight as a notorious gang of thieves, easily running circles around police investigators. That is until she becomes the target of a deranged serial killer and barely escapes with her life—but at the cost of revealing her true identity to Sergeant Lin Guanliang, the officer in charge of investigating her crimes. However it turns out that despite his pursuit, Lin Guanliang actually wasn't interested in catching them at all. What exactly is his aim then?
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    Receptioning the newcomers is a task for YuYang, and he ends up helping the unsociable and towering LiHuan, the kind of person that does everything to be disliked. But after better knowing each other, he discovers that the giant isn't that bad of a person at all...
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    Uesugi Fuutarou is a poor, antisocial ace student who one day meets the rich transfer student Nakano Itsuki. They argue but when Uesugi realizes he is to be her tutor, he tries to get on better terms. While trying to do so he meets four other girls.

    Manga's Official Twitter: @5Hanayome
    Author's Twitter: @negi_haruba
    See AnimeNewsNetwork for the anime.

    5Toubun no Hanayome is the official romanization.
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    Shindo Manabu is a student at a very prestigious high school whose goal is to get into Tokyo University. He studies constantly and tries to never lose sight of that goal. That is until his childhood friend, Amano Megumi, who goes to the same school starts to distract him. He originally only remembered her as the tomboy she was as a kid, until they meet up again and he notices how "developed" she has become. As these two get closer to each other, hilarity often ensues and subsequently, Manabu becomes more and more distracted from his goal of getting into Tokyo U.


    Links:
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    One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world's population wield special abilities, known as "quirks," which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.

    However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku's idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might's power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet.
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    In the American Area 51, there is a society where many varied supernatural creatures--kappa, vampires, aliens, gods and goddesses of various mythologies, mythological figures (like King Arthur), and more-- make their home. In addition to the non-humans, there's also a population of humans, people who can't live in the ordinary world for one reason or another. One of these people is Magoi Tokuko, commonly known as McCoy, a tough woman who works cases with the help of her kappa associate, her deep knowledge of the area, and her pistol. In her office, which she's built in an unfinished subway station, she takes on all kinds of jobs (recovery of stolen goods, infiltration, etc.) from the many humans and non-humans who come to pay for her help.
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    A certain pair of man and woman had committed a grave sin capable of shaking the country... that is "god killing"!? The strongest female ninja and the perverted disciple, a god killing survival!!
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    The Twelve City, a land governed by the leaders of the families who bear in their names the Chinese zodiac. In a city where youkai and humans coexist, the cat youkai who holds a grudge against the Rat Family appears in front of Nekuni Kyouichi, the head of the Rat Family. It's a malice-covered Hateful cat who is aiming for his life. But that youkai is Nekogasaki Natsuho, who's also extremely anxious around other people... Just like the saying "Curiosity killed the cat" goes, will these feelings also kill the cat?
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    Takasu Ryuuji has learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. For despite his inwardly sweet personality, his unintentionally sharp gaze and aggressive features give him the air of a delinquent thug, putting his chances at making new friends, let alone a girlfriend, next to zero.

    It's Ryuuji's first day of his second year of high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yuusaku, and more importantly, the girl he's secretly crushing on, Kushieda Minori. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Aisaka Taiga, making her into his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuuji and happens to be Minori's best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!

    (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
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    The beautiful goddess of fortune hidden by a rich man came into the life of the poor and unlucky me.
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    Aquí están los componentes clave de nuestra historia: Dos chicos inusualmente guapos (conocidos como Gran maestro y Joven maestro), una iglesia abandonada, un negocio de compra de sangre, una chica joven sin hogar llamada Hansoo –Quien inconscientemente se ha metido a sí misma en este negocio–. El Gran Maestro quiere que Hansoo se vaya de la iglesia tan pronto como sea posible, pero resulta que cada uno de estos personajes necesita algo de los otros. El Gran Maestro necesita clientes por sangre (y la sangre de Hansoo lo antes posible); El Joven Maestro necesita un vínculo con el mundo de los humanos, y cualquier cosa que moleste al Gran Maestro (consultar: Hansoo); y Hansoo necesita mantenerse alejada del Gran Maestro el mayor tiempo posible para quedarse en la iglesia hasta que pueda encontrar un lugar que pueda pagar por ella misma. Parece que estos chicos tienen mucho tiempo en sus manos, pero… ¿Cuánto tiempo tiene Hansoo para averiguar en qué se metió?
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    Due to some mishaps during her entrance exams, Hanabi Marui finds herself entering a school of mostly boys. This is a problem for our heroine, as she has a huge disgust for the male gender. But then she meets someone who slowly turns her world upside down. This series follows the trials she and her friends go through with love.

    Spanish/Español
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    There are gamblers out there who even bet their lives as ante. But to secure the integrity of these life-threatening gambles, a violent and powerful organization by the name of “Kakerou” referees these games as a neutral party. Follow Baku Madarame a.k.a. Usogui (The Lie Eater) as he gambles against maniacal opponents at games – such as Escape the Abandoned Building, Old Maid, and Hangman – to ultimately “out-gamble” and control the neutral organization of Kakerou itself.

    Links:
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  • OAV on ANN
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    According to the god’s prophecy, the girl Flamm was chosen to be one of the members of the demon king’s subjugation journey. Everyone was a hero and possessed a top class power. However, for some reason only Flamm did not possess the power to fight, and all of her status values were 0. While being ashamed, she continued to put great efforts to be useful to the heroes.

    However, one day, she was tricked by one of the party members, said that she “was not necessary anymore,” and sold off to a slave trader. Flamm was forced to live within a coarse environment as a slave. However, there she encountered a “cursed sword,” and realized the true value of the weakest power “Inverse.”
    The girl, who acquired the power to fight, was honestly indifferent to the demon king already and decided to live peacefully as an adventurer alongside a girl slave she met.

    ——This is a story of one girl who continued to crawl up from the very bottom in order to regain her peaceful everyday life.

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    Katagiri Yuichi believes that friends are more important than money, but he also knows the hardships of not having enough funds. He works hard to save up in order to go on the high school trip, because he has promised his four best friends that they will all go together. However, after the class's money is all collected, it is stolen! Suspicion falls on two of Yuichi's friends, Sawaragi Shiho and Shibe Makoto.

    Soon afterward, the five of them are kidnapped, and wake up in a strange room with a character from a short-lived anime. Apparently, one of them has entered them into a "friendship game" in order to take care of their massive debt. But who was it, and why did they have such a debt? Could they have stolen the money from class to pay for entry into the game? Katagiri and his best friends will have to succeed in psychological games that will test or destroy their faith in one another.

    Polski / Polish
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    The story takes place in an ordinary Japanese town, Fuyuki City. Hidden from society, there has been a deadly war going on in this town. Seven sorcerers known as "Masters" summon powerful familiars called "Servants," and they all fight each other till the last one. The last one is said to attain the Holy Grail, which will grant them a wish. Only few know when this War started and what the Holy Grail is, but the war is about to begin again this year.

    The main character is Emiya Shirou, who lost his parents in a fire and was adopted by a man who called himself a sorcerer. Admiring his stepfather, he has been training himself to be a sorcerer. However, he had no talent and he could barely use even one type of sorcery. His stepfather has already passed away, and today he's a sorcerer without any skills or knowledge. He is involved in the War of the Holy Grail when he accidentally summons Saber, who is said to be the strongest servant of all...

    Heaven's Feel is one of the routes in Fate/stay night. The heroine of this route is Matou Sakura.
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    This is the story of the 4 sisters, Haruko, Akira, Natsuna and Fuyuno. Ever thought of having an elder sister or younger sister? This is the 4-koma story of such a household of sisters.
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    A mysterious transfer student arrives to the third year, class C for Hanazono Girl's Middle School.
    Akane is a plain and simple girl who was tired of her overbearing friends, and silently thinks that it would be okay if the world were destroyed. One day, all the girls of the class awake to find themselves in a deserted school, with mysterious timers counting down. Each girl is shackled to another girl, and these pairs must work together to survive a 7-day Battle Royale. As it turns out, Akane is paired with the mysterious transfer student.

    Friendships crumble, hopes are lost, and sanity is tested as the game starts off with a bang!
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    Amakawa Haruto is a young man who died before reuniting with his childhood friend who disappeared five years ago. Rio is a boy living in the slums who wants revenge for his mother who was murdered in front of him when he was five years old.
    Earth and another world. Two people with completely different backgrounds and values. For some reason, the memories and personality of Haruto who should've died is resurrected in Rio's body. As the two are confused over their memories and personalities fusing together, Rio (Haruto) decides to live in this new world.
    Along with Haruto's memories, Rio awakens an unknown special power, and it seems that if he uses it well, he can live a better life. But before that, Rio encountered a kidnapping that turns out to involve two princesses of the Bertram Kingdom that he lives in.

    Note: This is a relaunch of the now discontinued alternate story: Seirei Gensouki ~Konna Sekai de Deaeta Kimi ni~

  • Official English Novel: Link


    French/Français
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    In the world where only the aristocrats have the power to fight the monster – mana. A youth named Kufa is dispatched as a tutor to find Mareida's talent, a nuisance girl born in a duke's family. If she is not talented, assassinate her. – that, is the dark side of his task.
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    Collection of Shoujo Ai & Yuri Oneshots from Galette
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    Emi Yamanaka is an office lady working in Tokyo. She's brash, opinionated, smokes, and likes girls. Having gone through various failed relationships with other women, she resigns herself to cynicism. Her equilibrium is shattered by the appearance of a new worker at her office, Taneda-san.
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    Born in a family of delinquents, Nanba Tsuyoshi is expected to succeed his older brother as the strongest delinquent in school. Unbeknownst to his family, however, he decides to enroll in the top high school in town to live as a normal high schooler. Can he maintain his double life as the strongest delinquent in town and as a normal high schooler?
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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?"

    Links:
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  • Anime on ANN
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    Banaza, who got summoned to the magic kingdom of Cryroad as a Hero candidate, due to having only the abilities of only a regular citizen, got treated as a disqualified Hero. He, who originally was supposed to be returned to his original world, due to the magic kingdom's mistake, became unable to return to his original world, inevitably has to live in this world. That kind of person, the moment he became Lv2, acquired all skills and magics, and transcended into a super cheat with all ability points broken through the limit! Even so, he, who does things in his own pace with an easygoing smile, takes Lys(Lees) of the Demon race as his wife, and fully enjoys newly-married life. He changed his name to Furio and leads even more laid-back life, but to such Furio household, on top of a pet saber and 4 freeloader female knights, even a Majin and Ex-Demon Lord join in, however even in this state, which couldn't be more chaotic, enjoyment of a laid-back life continues.

    Please enjoy the story depicting the everyday life of the Furio family, which with the birth of the twins, gets ever increasingly laid-back. Furthermore, story of the man who became the Hero instead of Furio included!


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    Brazilian Portuguese / Português Brasileiro
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    In order to conceal that he’s a werewolf, Coyote avoids getting too involved with humans. But Marleen, a pianist at a bar he frequents, is interested in him and just won’t take no for an answer. When Coyote unexpectedly goes into heat for the first time, Marleen catches him while he’s unable to maintain his human form and offers up a tempting invitation. Coyote wants to resist, but can he?
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    "Alcafus" is the story of Tasuku—the protagonist—who one day as a child meets a mysterious girl with animal ears and tail. Finding her collapsed at the shrine, Tasuku presents her some candy and looks after her. 10 Years later, hearing her voice calling for him he returns to the shrine, and strays into a mysterious world.

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    In the whole world there lay twelve paths to climb the Tower of God, and in legends these twelve pathways lead towards the legendary road of immortality. However the paths in the Tower of God, are far too long, without end.
    In ancient times there once were many types of martial arts, sadly the world underwent terrible changes, and only three were left: Flame, Dragon and Star Martial Arts. Generations of experts of those three martial arts search for road of immortality.
    Accompany a Star Martial Arts practitioner on his lifetime journey, with young beauties at his side, and plans to become the Highest God.

    Polish Summary / Polski Opis
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    Midori isn't good with people, and at 31 years old, she feels like she has no place in life.
    One day, she is attending the funeral of a close friend of hers from junior high school, Tsugumi. Unable to forget about her, she has a vision of the young friend she knew standing above her - only it isn't the girl she once knew, but her daughter, Haruko.

    This is the story of the relationship between a woman without a place and a child without a mother.
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    Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons.
    Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his mother and five siblings. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. Adding to this sorrow, a demon hunter named Tomioka Giyuu arrived and was about to finish Nezuko off, but to his surprise she and Tanjiro started to protect each other. Seeing this oddity and Tanjiro's promising fighting skills, Giyuu decides to send them to his old mentor to be trained.
    So begins Tanjiro's life as a demon hunter, bound on a quest to cure his sister and find the one who murdered his entire family.

    Russian / Русский
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    Kosuke has lived to play the ideal self as a father at home and as a manager at work. However, his life changes 180 degrees when he meets his daughter’s friend. In front of her, Kosuke was able to be his real self and his worn-out heart was healed. However, He knows that these are feelings that should never be held. The story of the Middle Aged Man Meets Girl, presented to the modern people who suppress themselves in society, begins.
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    One day, Chateau, a bounty hunter belonging to an assassin organization, encounters the mysterious bounty hunter Ryang-ha. After being shown the overwhelming difference in their abilities and thinking that this is going to be her end, Ryang-ha's only demand from her is to exchange their contact information. And thus started a game of cat and mouse, in which the hands of the participants are fully covered in blood...

    Italian
    Quando l'esperta cacciatrice di taglie Chateau si scontra con il misterioso Ryang-ha, anche lui cacciatore di taglie, la donna sembra avere la peggio. L'uomo, però, pare aver sviluppato per lei un certo interesse durante lo scontro: l'unica condizione per lasciare andare Chateau è che lei gli dia il suo numero di telefono. Ha inizio così un pericoloso gioco al gatto e al topo... un gioco dove entrambi i partecipanti hanno le mani sporche di sangue.

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