Top 10 Action Manga of 1993


1. Blade of the Immortal

Action, Adventure, Supernatural

Manji is an immortal swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other then those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji's proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin's family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.

(Source: Anime News Network)

Note: Mugen no Juunin was first published with 219 chapters in the magazine, which were then recollected into 206 chapters in the tankoubon.


2. Angel Densetsu

Action, Comedy, Romance

Seiichirou Kitano is a naive and kind boy with the heart of an angel and the face of a devil. Upon entering his new school he is presumed to be a villainous heroin addict, and unwittingly becomes the leader of the schools thugs, all thanks to his frightening face.

His new "friends" have great expectations of him, seeing him as a frightful demon. Kitano himself on the other hand, loathes violence and is blissfully unaware of the situation he is in...


3. Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White

Action, Psychological, Drama, Supernatural

Orphaned on the mean streets of Treasure Town, lost boys Black and White must mug, steal and fight to survive. Around them moves a world of corruption and loneliness, small-time crooks and neurotic police officers, and a band of sadistic yakuza who have plans for their once-fair city. Can they rise above their environment?

Won the Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Japan for the Eisner Award in 2008.

(Source: Viz)


4. Tough

Action, Sports

Nobody enjoys a good fight more than "Kiibo" Miyazawa, a high school student whose father is training him in the family's secret martial art. Kiibo dreams of becoming the next Bruce Lee, but his awesome fighting skills may soon surpass his idol's!


5. Kurogane

Action, Drama, Supernatural

Torn to pieces by a pack of dogs, young samurai Jintetsu's ravaged body has been found by Genkichi, outcast and master inventor. Genkichi gives the dead boy a new, indestructible steel body and a talking sword - just what he'll need to exact his vengeance. But what about Otsuki, the beautiful girl he left behind? Steel armor is defense against any sword, but it can't save Jintetsu from the pain in his heart.

(Source: MangaUpdates)


6. Sareki Oukoku

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Action

A kingdom in the middle of the desert is the last city of humans that were against the Sand People. However, their next king, Kirameki, didn't want to fulfil the throne. The Sand People took the chance to kidnap the prince and replace him with an imposter, Kirameki's half-brother, Saga, who is a half human and half Sand Person. Kirameki was made to do hard labour then. However, he came back on the day of the Water Festival to get back his kingdom with Serafita (Water Goddess)'s help.

(Source: MangaUpdates)

Included one-shot: Stonehedge

7. Garyuu Kyousuke Public File

Action, Thriller

The Yami Kariudo franchise starring Kyousuke Garyuu, a Treasure Hunter and rival to Takeshi Hazama, the Dark Hunter from the original series.

8. Yami Kariudo: Kazoku no Shouzou

Action, Drama, Thriller

9. Yami Kariudo Iden: D no Kiseki

Action, Drama, Thriller

The Yami Kariudo franchise starring a new character: Hidaka Daigo, a high schooler emotionally paralyzed when his parents died from a rockfall during his childhood.

10. Rainbow

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Sci-Fi

The legend want that when the world will sink into chaos 7 valorous leaders will appear to save it. The Earth is about to be conquered by the evil, when two guys come in contact with a mysterious robot, the Rainbow Metal Ranger, whose task is to find and protect the seven Rainbow Warriors. The group then starts a long journey trying to save the world.

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