A centralized list of my recommended reads. Almost everything here has a well established 8 star+ global rating from several users. I primarily read isekai/fantasy, slice-of-life/comedy, and romcom. If our interest collide and follows overlap, here are a few more you might enjoy.
A loving and heart-warming slice-of-life about our cute daughter. The sweetest, fluffiest, and most calming manga I have read to date. Nothing can make you happier than seeing the smile on your daughters face. This is, by far, my favorite manga.
If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
Established and Ongoing
Series that have a decent amount of content, good story, and well established 8 star+ rating.
Slice of life/school life/romcom. A fluffy series about a sheltered girl who is experiencing the outside world for the first time.
A dukes daughter is publicly humiliated and throws herself into her work in despair. With the aim to improve the quality of life for her people, she works non-stop.
Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami
Reincarnated as an OP slime. Highly recommended for isekai readers.
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
This OP MC has a slight personality problem IMHO. Isekai with a heavy story. The story and plot are great with a big focus on character development. Its the only Tragedy I have followed, I had to power through in the beginning for the MC and plot to grow on me but and am glad I did.
Mushoku Tensei ~Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu~
A summoned hero who has nothing to fight with but a shield. Rejected both by his summoners and fellow heroes alike. Watch as our poor MC struggles with both the hardships of this world, and his own emotional scars. Focuses on world building and emotional turmoils of the MC.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Comedy about an absurdly OP MC who has been kidnapped by a frog. Family friendly, I let the kids practice reading with this.
Ore to Kawazu-san no Isekai Hourouki
A soothing story about a retired knight and his
housedaughter. Similar to If It’s for My Daughter, but less drama, and more home comedy.
It's My Life
Premise is similar to Re: zero, but less repetitive, and a stronger willed MC.
Skeleton Soldier Couldn't Protect the Dungeon
Up and Coming
Not much content yet, but seems promising. I sincerely hope these ones continue on using their current ploy. But always fear the mangaka will run out of content or betray our expectations with the next chapter.
Isekai comedy focusing on the eccentric nature of the world and its occupants more so than the isekai-ed MC.
Handyman Saitou In Another World
Watch our OP witch slowly build her family. Probably won't last as long as the ones above.
Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level MAX ni Nattemashita
Loving story about my Elf slave/wife. A bit too early to get excited about it, but it looks promising so far.
Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii?
A light-hearted comedy about a Demon Lord who wonders why she must be killed.
In a post-apocalyptic world, two girls set out on a journey. A great slice-of-life with a slightly tragic story.
Girls' Last Tour
Translated back in bato.to days. No real way to describe this. Perhaps we can call it interconnected one-shots. Significantly different from anything else I have read.
Terrarium in Drawer
Because You Asked For Lewds
Decent series which focus on echi situations. Take the rating with a grain of salt as these type of manga are ruthlessly downvoted. Note, this list only contains series where ecchi/lewdness is part of its core, not ones where it is a side gag to a main story.
Did you know girls will strip if you ask them polity in Dogeza pose? If not, this series is for you! Top of the class MC who realizes that the process is just as important as the result. The focus is on the emotions of the girls being targeted. Recommended for all men of culture. Please do not downvote/drop solely due to the one troll chapter which occurs early on. The author merely was trying to have as much fun teasing us as he does with his lovely girls.
Dogeza De Tanondemita
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I am not a social person, even online. Perhaps I am too concerned about how others view me. Despite directly influencing it, I have no control or knowledge on what you think of me after all. Scary thought, I am glad I don't know you IRL.
I tend to post and then edit in/out details I want as I complete my thought. It takes a long time for me to compile my thoughts into a post after all, so I want to ensure I don't loose it all before posting (phone die, browser crash, power outage, accidentally hit back button, etc). Due to this habit, I often get myself in unexpected edit wars against replyers. It's quite fun, but a bit embarrassing since my half-formed thoughts often include inaccurate information or provocative(not sexually! ...usually) wording. However, If I tried to wait until I get everything perfect, I simply would never post anything. As such, I force myself to post and live on with the mental turmoil.
Interested in my MDlist? Here are some rough rules that I use for rating.
- For all ratings above 8, It must be good enough that I still remember the story!
- For a rating of 10, I must like it enough to re-read it from start to finish, several times over.
- The lower the rating, the more I believe it was a waste of my time. I rate in reference to other series with a roughly similar theme and genre. Rating is not based solely on weather or not I enjoy it. I enjoy some trash manga that I would never recommend to anyone. My rating is basically on how competent I believe the mangaka is.
I go back over and re-rate manga a few times a year. Ones that stick in my head as great series after a several month hiatus are the ones that keep a rating of 10.
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