Top 10 Action Manga of 1991
1. Grappler Baki
The story revolves around Baki Hanma and his quest to proclaim himself as the strongest grappler in the world, thus taking the title from his father. Baki also fights to gain the trust of his overly psychotic mother.
2. Fushigi Yugi
While visiting the National Library, junior-high students Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo are transported into the world of a mysterious book set in ancient China, “The Universe of The Four Gods.” Miaka suddenly finds herself with the responsibility of being the priestess of Suzaku, and must find all of her celestial warriors for the purpose of summoning Suzaku for three wishes. However, the enemy nation of the god Seiryuu has manipulated Yui into becoming the priestess of Seiryuu. As enemies, the former best friends begin their long struggle to summon their respective gods and obtain their wishes…
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3. Getter Robo Go
Getter Robo Go is the third Getter Robo series chronologically.
Following the disaster at the end of Shin Getter Robo, Hayato Jin has become the new leader of the Saotome Research Institute and Ryoma has retired to the countryside. Robot technology has advanced to the point that most major countries own them, but Getter Rays research is now forbidden and kept secret from the rest of the world. In order to defeat the madman Randou whose base lies the Arctic, a new team of Getter Robo pilots is formed, piloting a new form of Getter Robo which runs on simple plasma energy. Allying with the militaries of various nations, the war with Randou's army begins.
This series marks the debut of the Shin Getter Robo.
4. Sailor V
Aino Minako was just a normal girl until a talking white cat named Artemis transformed her into the super heroine SailorV! Now Minako's duty is to fight evil, but with already having troubles in her love life and regular interests (not to mention her school work), what's a girl to do with so much responsibility? Everyone's always hearing about SailorV in Takeuchi Naoko's other series, Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon, so here's her story!
(Source: Starry Heaven)
In 2004, the series was re-released in two shinsouban editions. The last chapter of the original was split in two, hence it having 16 chapters.
5. Gunsmith Cats
Rally Vincent works by day in her Chicago gun store, Gunsmith Cats. But at the drop of the hat, she hangs up the "Gone Fishing" sign, straps on her guns and takes to the road in her muscle car to fulfil her other role - as one of Chicago's toughest, most respected bounty hunters. Her expert sharpshooting and driving skills are augmented by her partner Minnie-May's abilities with explosives of all kinds. And she'll need every bit of her skills, and those of her friends, because only she can bring in the highest bounties and the most determined, powerful criminals from Chicago's mob, characters who hold a grudge for life and have the wits and the firepower to outwit whatever the law throws at them.
Featuring some of the most authentically detailed firearms and automobiles ever drawn, author and artist Kenichi Sonoda has created a complex and supremely exciting story in the vein of hollywood action films, but with all the detail and dynamism of manga in this classic series.
6. Ghost Sweeper Mikami
Overdevelopment and crowding in Japan has forced many of its indigenous spirits and ghosts to lose their homes. Due to problems caused by the homeless spirits, a new profession was created, the Ghost Sweepers (GS). Private exorcists for hire; they serve only the highest bidder to survive in the cutthroat corporate world. Among this, the Mikami GS Company, led by Reiko Mikami and her two assistants, the teenage boy Tadao Yokoshima and the ghost girl Okinu, is said to be the best.
7. Duklyon: CLAMP School Defenders
Kentaro and Takeshi are two freshmen who are periodically called upon to transform themselves into monster-battling superheroes, complete with capes and armor... but there's much more than meets the eye... (Source: Tokyopop)
8. Arslan Senki
The country of Pars (a dead-ringer, geographically and culturally to ancient Persia) is embroiled in a war with the neighboring country of Lusitania and its religious zealots. The young Crown Prince, Arslan, begins a quest to reunite the shattered armies of Palse with his loyal general, Daruun, and a cadre of servants, commoners, and nobles, and he uses his charisma to forge alliances with neighboring countries in order to one day regain the land of his home.
9. Samurai Daibouken
A samurai volunteers himself to save his Lord's feud from an unknown menace. To do so he gets in a sort of dimensional gap, wherein he's involved in incredible situations.
10. Legend of Dou
Many years ago at Kikuri High School, there's a man named Minowa Dou who is known to be the strongest, toughest man that never lose to any fight in the neighborhood. Because of this legacy everyone who is in a a gang or lead their thug life considered him as a legend, a god of bad boy.
Years later, his legacy continues. Those who is the strongest and managed to defeat the toughest one in the area will be considered as a Minowa Dou by other.
However, who is Minowa dou anyway? There are many stories about him, about how strong he is, how scary he is. So far it's just a story. His strength, his style. Could this only be a myth?
Then one day, a mysterious newcomer manage to take down one of the tough guy in the Kikuri High School. He introduces himself that he is called Minowa. Little by little, people start to notice his similarity to the legend.