Top 10 Adventure Manga of 1991
1. From Far Away
On her way home from school one day, Noriko is unexpectedly plunged into a strange and extraordinary fantasy world. Her troubles compound exponentially when she is rescued and befriended by a handsome young man by the name of Izark. He may be brave and courageous, but inside Izark lurks the darkest evil imaginable. And according to an ancient prophecy, Noriko possesses the power to unleash that evil. Now, inexorably bound together, these two unlikely allies must navigate a world both wondrous and hostile. (Source: Viz)
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
The story begins by introducing three sisters on a central "Heavenly" planet. This central planet is surrounded by 12 other planets or "worlds." The three sisters living on the heavenly planet are princesses (of course!). One day, the eldest sister goes on a training expedition, but does not return. The energetic, peppy, stereo-type-heroine youngest sister goes off to rescue her. There the story begins.
On her journey, she begins to have perverse dreams about a dark, sinister man with her eldest sister. Out of nowhere, she meets this guy who has a strange, troubled past. He has psycotic phases where he assumes another personality. Sometimes he's nice, and sometimes he gets really evil-looking and tries to seduce her.
She soon meets many other odd people on her journey and they travel with her. Her journey and the adventures become the main story.
8. Fushigi Hunter
Raimon Ryuuta and Kuuko are sibling. Their parent is a treasure hunter, so since they were little they lives in a shrine with their parent's best friend who is an old man.
Ryuuta and Kuuko are interested in anything strange, curious issues. Together they set up their business as a Fushigi Hunter, to solve cases of strange paranormal activity people asking them for help.
It‘s a mysterious and haunting series about a man (?) who is tossed about in time and space, never knowing who he is or why he's fated to be a perpetual voyager. His name is Facade, and he shares his body with four other entities- Wolf Face, a male wolf who has mastered human speech; Twin, a female swan with a double pair of wings; the Professor, who is pure personality without a body of his own; Naaku, a dragon (sex evidently unknown- maybe dragons don't have them); and a fifth person who has yet to appear and about whom nothing is known. Sometimes Facade's co-tenants manifest in their own bodies, sometimes they merely change part of Facade's body into their own. This allows Facade, for instance, to fly with Twin's wings or, in one unusually happy tale in the first volume, to manifest as the god Anubis to a number of ancient Egyptians by grafting Wolf Face's head onto his own human body.
10. Nishi no Kawa Higashi no Kawa
An adaptes tales of Abbasid Caliph of the Islamic empires, Hārūn al-Rashīd, Ja'far bin Yahya Barmaki and Hārūn's sister, princess Abbasa.