Top 10 Action Manga of 1994
1. Neon Genesis Evangelion
The manga based on the series, written and illustrated by series character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, has been serialized in Shonen Ace since 1995. The serialized and volumized editions are both published by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga exists as a separate entity from the anime, and features a number of distinct differences (examples: Shinji's eyes are brown instead of blue; Shinji and Rei's relationship is strengthened more; not all of the Angels that were in the anime appear in the manga). Drawing from the original story outline, the completed anime series, as well as his own artistic freedom, Sadamoto has portrayed an account of the story that has both distinct convergence and divergence with the anime version.
2. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story
The story of Rurouni Kenshin takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. It tells the story of a peaceful wanderer named Himura Kenshin, formerly known as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai. After participating during the Bakumatsu war, Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin. When arriving in Tokyo, he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who was in the middle of a fight with a murderer who claims to be the Hitokiri Battōsai from her swordmanship school. Kenshin decides to help her and defeats the fake Battōsai. After discovering that Kenshin is the real Battōsai, she offers him a place stay at her dojo as she notes Kenshin is a gentle person instead. Kenshin accepts and begins to establish lifelong relationships with many people, including ex-enemies, while dealing with his fair share of enemies, new and old. (Wikipedia)
Also includes the one-shot: Crescent Moon Over A Country At War (Vol.6)
Sanami Matoh's FAKE, a shounen-ai favorite, is the unlikely love story between two NYC cops--who both happen to be guys...
Meet Ryo and Dee, two New York City cops with an attraction for action, and for each other! When Ryo, a soft spoken officer, joins the NYPD's 27th precinct, he's soon partnered up with Dee's a cocky, confident cop with attitude to spare. (Source: Tokyopop)
4. Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
The story takes place 10 years after the end of Gundam F91. The movie's heroes, Seabook Arno and Cecily Fairchild, discover that Crux Dogatie of the Jupiter Energy Fleet is plotting to conquer Earth with the forces of his Jupiter Empire. In response, Cecily takes up her birth name "Berah Ronah" and recreates the Crossbone Vanguard, who disguise themselves as pirates attacking the Jupiter Energy Fleet. Seabook, under the alias "Kinkedo Nau", is one of the new Vanguard's top pilots. The other is Zabine Chareux, a veteran of the original Crossbone Vanguard. The main character of Crossbone Gundam is a teenage Newtype named Tobia Arronax, who gets swept up in the war between the Crossbone Vanguard and Jupiter Empire.
While Gundam F91 is understandably viewed as a disappointment by many Gundam fans, Crossbone Gundam is widely regarded as one of Gundam's best installments, with its likeable cast, well-written story, and unique "pirate Gundam" mechanical designs. Its quality easily leads one to wonder how Gundam F91 would have turned out had Tomino been able to complete it as the originally planned 52 episode TV series, rather than having to condense it into a single 2-hour movie.
Azumi focuses upon the life of the female assassin Azumi. The manga begins an indeterminate number of years after the Battle of Sekigahara, but as the Azumi begins her assassination missions, the manga introduces the characters into mainstream history. Many of the early assassination missions that Azumi undertakes are the assassinations of the prominent supporters and generals of the Toyotomi Clan, against whom the Toyotomi Clan expected to again go to war.
6. Plastic Little: Captain's Log
After her fathers death Tita inherits the submarine ship Cha Cha Maru, and with the help of the loyal crew she sets out to catch the exotic and dangerous creatures of the Sea of Clouds.
Inugami Mina (an ex-CIA agent, and the "head" of the duo) and Mairin Ran (the youngest daughter of a family of mobsters, who decided to work "the other side") are two punishers. Two girls tucked into dangerous adventures and fun.
9. Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
Several years after the tragic event in 1989, Akira Yuki plots his revenge in taking on the most monstrous nuclear menace known to mankind-Godzilla! However he's not the only one whose targeted the King of Monsters. The intergalactic tyrant SpaceGodzilla has also aimed his sights on Godzilla! Not only that, but the entire world as well!
Two Godzillas, one earth, who will remain and hold the crown?
10. Silent Möbius Klein
Mobius Klein is the prequel Manga to Kia Asamiya's Silent Mobius Manga. It tells the story of how Fuyuka and Gigelf met, and introduces many characters that later appear in Silent Mobius, including; Rally Cheyenne and Ganossa Maximillian, as well as the relatives of other characters like Yamigumo Razan.