The Top 10 Most Amazing Manga of 2014


Otaku and critics alike have been busy scrutinizing light novels and manga released throughout the year in an attempt to discern which among them stand triumphant – in the opinion of 2014’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi at least, which also handily delivered its choices by genre.

The top 10 shonen manga:

1. Ansatsu Kyōshitsu

2. Sakamoto desu ga?

3. Ajin

4. Juuhan Shuttai!

5. Nanatsu no Taizai

6. Shingeki no Kyojin

7. Hikidashi ni Terrarium

8. Amaama to Inazuma

9. Onnoji

10. Houseki no Kuni

The top 10 shoujo manga:

1. Sayonara Sorcier

2. Tsukikage Baby

3. Hibi Chouchou

4. Kakukaku Shikajika

5. Palace Meidi

6. Pochama ni

7. Torikae Baya

8. Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki

9. Sennen Mannen Ringo no Ko

10. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

The top ten light novels:

1. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru

2. Tenkyou no Alderamin – Nejimaki Seirei Senki

3. Toaru Majutsu no Index Series

4. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka

5. Sword Art Online

6. Hataraku Maou-sama!

7. Tokyo Ravens

8. Rokka no Yuusha

9. Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai

10. No Game No Life

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    SAO should not be on that list. The story is a mess with too much convenient plot and hastily added conflict.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Light novel dumbass, the anime version sucks alot compare to the LNs.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The story is still a mess with too much convenient plot and hastily added conflict.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Meh... I bet you didn't even heard of the Mother's Rosario arc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just because you can't keep track of more then 2 threads in a story doesn't mean that it's a mess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You didn't read the LNs did you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, it's the writer's opinion and no yours :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Up to volume 6 where I dropped it because it was too much shit to keep going on, so yeah, I've read it almost to the Gun Gale Online arc end, what's your point?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 19/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because you like it despite reading better works it doesn't mean it's well-written. It just means your judgment sucks. Fucking retard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:00 19/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAO SUCKS @$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, too much, same as NARUTO( though Naruto was alot better before it started to fall.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 19/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah poor twatsicle, you are so dumb. I did not like Shakespeare, or Heart of Darkness, and those are well written. I may like it but that is because of itself, not because it is well written. Which it still is, as such my judgement is just fine thank you very much. I highly doubt YOU read it in it's original Japanese format either and don't understand how translation works anyway. You can reply if you wish but you are almost certain to make a hate filled response because you have no sense. You have this hilarious irrational hate towards SAO and it just seems to be because someone else liked it. Pathetic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:24 19/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dunno, I read a great deal, between manga, and novels, lets see, I've read Ken Akamatsu's stuff, Death Note, Bakuman, GTO, Rorouni Kenshin, Flame of Recca, Zatch Bell, just to list not even 1/10 of the manga I've read, and as for novels, Tamora Pierce's stuff, the Dresden Files, the Night Angel Trilogy, the Black Prism and the Blinding Knife, Glen Cooks The Black Company series, Terry Pratchet, Battle Royale, Shakespeare, Heart of Darkness, and Salvatores Drizzt stuff. Just to name not even 1/10 of the stuff that I've read.

    I'd say I'm qualified to be able to tell what is good writing and what isn't. Just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean it is bad. Fucking retards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Is the little baby jealous his favorite anime will never be as popular or successful as SAO? Please would you like some cheese with your excessive whining?"

    Pretty sure Index is higher in this list, have sold a lot more than SAO overall and is probably much more popular/well known without being the utter crap SAO is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You, sir, have just won the internetz. Your single phrase-way to describe each arc was pretty much on point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is the little baby jealous his favorite anime will never be as popular or successful as SAO? Please would you like some cheese with your excessive whining?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So many SAO fanboys in this thread. I guess none of them have ever read a well written book by a good writer, or else they'd realize SAO's writing and plot are subpar.

    Not as bad as Stephenie Meyer, of course, and among light novels it's probably among the better ones, but it doesn't even come close to a proper book.

    Comment by Anonymous

    what is this, anime hipster land?

    SAO was awful, it just was. The writing was and always has been lazy.

    Gun gale and Alfheim are bother stupid beyond belief.

    "Princess is in another castle"-Alfheim
    "People die when they are killed"-Gungale.

    The people who defend SAO and say it's good are the same retards who defend Naruto.

    SAO is shit, always has been, always will be.

    Rather read "the gamer" than some (ironically) hack of .hack

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:01 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Also, it didn't start this year. Wouldn't call the plot a mess though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ....Light Novel...not anime

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So how many of those light novels actually started in 2013 ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The list isn't about 'new' manga, it's about the 'most amazing' manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then again, considering that it's about manga of "2014", none of the above stories "started this year".

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The light novel started BEFORE the anime. So yea, it STILL didn't start this year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The argument is that SAO isn't really new. It has 13 light novels and only 2 are from 2013. That is the complaint that it didn't start this year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 23/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's a novel don't pretend you read and you hate it
    take a time to read a novel so basically if your read you like it and you must not read it

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently japan likes it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 03/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you don't like it that's your problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I wish there was a list for Seinin manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sakamoto is boss

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    king of swag, sakamoto

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    for once, i'd like to pull off a sakamoto act in my morning class just to see how everyone will react...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You'd have to also say "Sakamoto desu ga..." too!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would you catch a typhoon and ride it to school with an umbrella?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    based sakamoto flexin on em

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad that some of the titles still continue as manga, while their anime version is discontinued.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't say anything about the shoujo list since I don't often read much of that genre but I find the shonen list to be highly suspect. But I never trusted these lists much anyways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 21/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where the fuck is my Mahouka?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:09 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    For once i agree with the Top 1 shonen manga! love Ansatsu Kyōshitsu!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 19/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i second that.

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    Comment by Shadow C
    20:09 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The SnK manga seemed good at first, but at some point quality started going down.(wasn't all that pretty in the first place) Maybe the quality started dropping around the time the show was first put into pre-production.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    > The top 10 most Amazing Manga of 2014
    >> 2014

    My calendar must be on the fritz again. It can't possibly be the end of 2014 already. Last time I checked it was still 2013.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's Japan. They're one year ahead of us. Timezone, duh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    My personal #1 for shonen is world trigger. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, you guys are right about that. Will check em out. Especially the ones suggested.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can anybody confirm that these are actually a good read? May just give em a look

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ajin is fucking amazing. Full stop.

    I'm also quite fond of Nanatsu no Taizai, but that's mostly because the guy also did Kongou Banchou.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:11 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a reason why those titles are in the top 10, but you need to find out for yourself.

    Well the only thing I've read besides Kyojin from the list is just
    Assassination Classroom
    -A mysterious lifeform appeared and threatens to destroy the world, but he decides to teach a bunch of failures on how to effectively assassinate him. And there's a large bounty on his head. So the story revolves around Assassination knowledge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I stopped reading it after about 20-30 chapters. It wasnt exactly most exciting manga. And pretty badly drawn as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jesus, assasination classroom is pretty......repetitive.

    "Substance" my ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You take words out of my mouth, man. And the art actually really good compare to Neuro (and I am a huge fan of Neuro).

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    14:37 I'm sorry, reply wrong person. What I mean is that the art was really good and the plot is very creative. Who wouldn't love a perfect teacher that can take you around the world?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    repetitive my ass. the plot's still going on good. what thing is repetitive in it anyways? flipping the pages? ha!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Badly drawn? Wow you're nitpicking too much. The story's good and if you've read majin Tantei Nougami Neuro back then, you'll know what to expect from the author. Substance over matter, my friend; unless you're too stuck-up to have every drawn publications in the world to be up to Hayao Miyazaki's level of detail.

    And 20-30 chapters to judge a manga? Naive, man, naive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just read them yourselves, everyone has different tastes so no one other than yourself can tell whether you'll like them or not.

    ... But you should give a try to Sakamoto desu ga?, it's very funny and original.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would suggest giving Ansatsu Kyōshitsu (Assassination Classroom) a try.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:38 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hm... where is Kingdom Manga? Bummer.. Btw you should really give Nanatsu no taizai a try. The manga is quite cool.
    Lately there are many good manhwa. If you are interested in manhwa you could have a go with Noblesse and Ruler of the land. Both are good read.

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