Hit the “Random” button and see what comes up! In this feature, we take a look at whatever manga the Random Number God decides to throw at us and find out if it’s worth your time.
This time: All the weird, crazy, terrible, and wonderful manga I’ve found over the past year, by Various Authors
Holy shit, has it been a year already? Have I really done this for 53 weeks (minus a couple)? Pretty crazy! Anyway, it’s a bit difficult to look through all the RMT posts five at a time by checking the tag, so I’ve decided to take a break from reading this week and just aggregate the past year in one post for you guys.
So, without further ado, here we go!
#1: Nana of Banana
In a world where everyone has an oddball power, a girl named Nana with power over bananas decides to go on an adventure.
#2: Un Cassandra
Certain people possess the power of precognition, seeing when others are fated to die. Our heroes fight to save innocents from their untimely deaths.
#3: The Neighbor’s Bag W
A young man is torn between his sexy 11-year-old neighbor and the classmate he’s had a crush on for years.
#4: Song of the Sun
An unlikely romance blossoms between a girl literally allergic to sunlight and a young surfer who listens to her guitar at night.
#4.5: Aquagaze’s Takeover Post
- Big Order
- Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha
- Temptation Temple
- An Eve in the Gelasian
#5: Super Sadistic Sisters
Dude has a little sister. She’s a super sadist.
#6: Memories of Emanon
A young man searching for meaning in life meets a young woman who has been doing the same since the beginning of life itself.
#7: Crimsons: The Scarlet Navigators of the Ocean
A school of sockeye salmon decides to travel the world to find paradise, tailed by marine biologists.
#8: My Lovely Ghost Kana
A suicidal adult meets a ghost who died by committing suicide, and the two convince each other to live again.
Clans of humans who can morph into animals come to blows.
#10: Cockroach Girl
The adventures of an anthropomorphized cockroach.
#11: Satoshi Mizukami Anthology
Various short stories by mangaka Satoshi Mizukami.
New York’s greatest assassin happens to be a young nun who struggles with the morality of her actions.
#13: Superhuman Academy
Magical misfits who don’t belong in the real world decide to start their own high school.
#14: Closed Hands, Open Hands
A series of tangled romances, each following a minor character from the last.
#15: Diary of a Drunk Man
Magical swords are scattered around Japan, and our hero possesses one that makes him and his victims drunk.
William desperately wants to go on adventures like those of his favorite novel hero, and strives to prove said hero as fact, not fiction.
#17: The Tentacled Princess
A princess with a tentacled demon for a partner has to track down and defeat Phantom Beasts that threaten innocent people.
#18: Centaur’s Worries
Slice of life in a world where humans are comprised of various “monsters”, including angels, centaurs, and mermaids.
#19: Daily Life with Monster Girls
A hapless young man is placed in charge of various nubile monster ladies as part of an inter-species exchange program.
#20: Morito of the Bonten
Our hero is the latest in a line of monks whose life purpose is to keep the existence of demons out of the public eye.
#21: Red Temptation
A run-of-the-mill romance between a high school teacher and her hot student. (Guest post by MarlinClock)
#22: Battlefield Between Lovers
A boy desperate to have a girlfriend ends up with three fake ones.
#23: Smargs Won’t Sing
Two sisters are the only survivors from a dragon attack, but the creature is still out there somewhere…
#24: $100 Is Too Cheap
A bounty hunter and a bartender brainstorm to figure out why there’s a man with a negative $100 bounty.
#25: Melody of Iron
A man ruined by the mafia learns psychokinesis and uses iron arms to wreak his vengeance.
#26: Double Arts
A young woman is inflicted with a fatal plague while searching for a cure, and skin contact with a mysterious youth is the only thing that keeps her from dying.
#27: Photo Kano: Your Eyes Only
A dating sim adaptation with photography as its main gimmick. Also has an anime adaptation.
#28: One Punch Man
A superhero can defeat anything in one punch, and has become bored with the life of a hero because of it.
#29: Tokyo Girls Destruction
Prestigious lady’s school by day, all-out-brawl by night.
#30: Flower Arrangement Maiden
A young girl can speak to plants, and she strikes up a friendship with an eccentric young man who loves flowers.
#31: Elementary School Girl Introduction
A lolicon is magically transformed into a loli by a Pokemon.
#32: Recently, My Sister is Unusual
A young girl is possessed by a ghost who is way into her older brother.
#33: Miracle Dieter Miyuki
A food-themed Sailor Moon parody.
#34: Art Gallery of Imagination
A girl finds out that the fancy art academy she attends is haunted.
#35: The Day She Jumped
A series of vignettes about depression and tough circumstances.
#36: Electric Town’s Bookstore
Slice of life in a manga store with a cast of unrepentant otaku.
#37: Spoiler Wars
A girl takes revenge for having an anime spoiled.
#38: Forget Me Not
A young master detective must find what was stolen from her ancestor to receive her inheritance.
#39: She Can’t Bear It
A teacher strikes up a mind-boggling romance with her student, who wears a dog suit at all times.
#40: Wild Rose Sorcerers
A young man returns to the village he grew up in, determined to show all of them the power of medicine.
#41: List the Kataribe
A high school student and mysterious young girl must track down mystical items based on the Grimm Fairy Tales.
#42: The Wicked Eyes Fly To The Full Moon
A demon owl capable of killing living creatures by sight terrorizes Tokyo, and only a grizzled old country hunter can take it down.
#43: Jyashin-Chan Dropkick
A delusional girl summons an actual dark god, who is actually just a crazed, clumsy lamia.
#44: Green Blood
Two brothers try to survive in the worst slums New York has to offer, by both honest and dishonest means.
#45: Rock n’ Roll Ricky
A wannabe rocker’s life is turned around as he becomes a single dad and makes it onto a reality show about boxing.
#46: Cooking Papa
One of the longest running manga ever, a salaryman cooks delicious food for his family and friends.
An alien arrives on Earth looking for his comrade, who has mysteriously disappeared.
#48: Oniichan Control
A college student’s yandere little sister decides to move in with him as she also attends college in Tokyo.
#49: Cool Shock B.T.
Hirohiko Araki’s (of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure fame) first serialized manga, about a child with disturbingly loose morals.
#50: Holy Land
A bullying victim turns towards street fighting to beat down thugs and find meaning in life. (Guest post by Gee-Man)
#51: Soma’s Dinner Drama
A boy named Soma attends a prestigious culinary school and makes all the ladies foodgasm with his chef skills.
Simple slice-of-life vignettes of the highest quality.
Aaaand that’s every Random Manga Theatre we’ve done over the past year. I may or may not continue this exercise in self-flagellation over the next year – I guess we’ll see. But until such a point where my very body breaks from being forced to read terrible manga after terrible manga, look forward to what we’ll dig up for next week.