Top 10 Adventure 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.

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


2. Golden Boy

Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Romance

Oe Kintarou is a Tokyo University Law School dropout. However, he had completed all the course work needed to graduate before leaving school. Since then, he has wandered through many jobs all over Japan as a student of life with little more than a journal, a pen, and his trusty mountain bike (the Mikazuki 5). On his journeys, he runs into various compromising situations with beautiful women, and he must use his unique talents as a jack-of-all-trades to survive, let alone have a chance to find his true calling in life. But he is far more skilled than he appears, and he is determined to succeed no matter what he does. He could be the man who will save Japan--no, the world... or maybe not. Packed with hilarious hi-jinks, lots of ecchi, ramen noodles, gracious kindness, and even some toilet hugging, Golden Boy is full of non-stop fun.
The chapter label "Lesson" refers to the prologue chapters. The "Study" chapter label is for the main story
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3. 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.

4. Red Moon

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a city somewhere on Earth, Philar is an ordinary high school student who usually visits the local game arcade after finishing his studies. One day, however, while at the arcade, hooligans decide to cause trouble that inadvertently involves Philar. To everyone's surprise he fights back; surrounded by some unknown power, he displays incredible fighting skills and easily wins the day. As the rumors spread about Philar, they come to the attention of Lunarena: an assassin sent by Azlar, Prince to Aguilas, to kill the legendary Sun, who he believes may have escaped to Earth. The beautiful Lunarena joins Philar in class posing as a new student. Taking no chances, she attacks Philar vehemently...can he withstand her master swordskills or her psionic powers?

5. Lawman

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Lawman is actually a series of short stories based on the same character, Sozo Irie, avenging the pay of the Japanese government. This is an interesting work that exemplifies the work of Itoh: good characterization, different stories, good character design and action scenes very well taken.

6. Dragon Quest: Seirei Rubis Densetsu

Adventure, Fantasy

The story illustrates the travels of Fairy Rubis before the creaton of Alefgard. Although the story does not contain most of the key features of the game series of Dragon Quest, Enix has declared that this story follows the official historical background setting of the Dragon Quest series.

7. Fire Emblem: Side Chapter

Adventure, Fantasy

The Fire Emblem: Gaiden manga is the manga adaption of Fire Emblem Gaiden. It takes place after Alm leaves the village and meets Cellica at the castle. It has a total of 4 chapters in only one volume.

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8. Jihad

Action, Adventure, Drama

Sakuragi Kasuyoshi recently retired from his career as a bodyguard and is now prepare to get married with his girlfriend. However, she got kidnapped a night before the wedding take place.

9. Samurai Gun

Action, Adventure

The story takes places during the beginning of the industrial revolution, at a time when feudal Japan was in a state of turmoil. The ruling Shogun are abusing their power to dominate their oppressed subjects using beatings, imprisonment, rape and murder. Determined to end the bloodshed, a group of Samurai have banded together, with the aid of new weapons and new technology, to stand up and fight. Ichimatsu, known as Samurai Gun, is one of these fighters. By day, he works incognito at a local tavern, in the evenings he frequents brothels. However during the night, he fights to deliver justice to his world.
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10. Albert Odyssey - Lion of Light

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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