Top 10 Adventure Manga of 2008
1. Good Luck Girl!
Sakura Ichiko is a 16 year old girl who leads a charmed life and is blessed with beauty, brains, and health. She has an abundance of “Happiness Energy”, which can make people happy, but at the cost of absorbing all the “Happiness Energy” from her surroundings. She has caused the energy balance of the world to become unbalanced and because of this, she becomes the target of a Poverty God named Momiji. Momiji goal is to remove Ichiko’s power of absorbing other people’s Happiness Energy and to return all the energy she has taken to its rightful place.
Volume 6: Binbougami Ga!' Is!
Volume 6: You Binbougami!
Volume 10: Extra Round: You'll Put Them in the Most Delicious Place Of All
Volume 11: Extra Round 1: It's Better to Grow Up Slowly
Volume 11: Extra Round 2: Did Somebody Call for a Prince!!!
Volume 13: Extra Round 1: I'm Glad the Three of Us Could Come
Volume 13: Extra Round 2: A Pet's Misbehavior is the Owners Responsibility You Know
Volume 16: Art Book Extra Round: Come Here
Oneshot: not included in any volume, in was published in Weekly Shounen Jump to promote the main series, which ran in Jump SQ
In a world where the taste and texture of food are an extremely important part of life, a man with superhuman skills is regularly hired by restaurants and the rich as a hunter of precious foods. With the "help" of his timid accomplice, inspired by Toriko's greatness to accompany him, he travels to capture the evasive and ferocious animals he needs to create the ultimate dinner course.
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3. Shaman King (Kanzenban Edition)
Shaman King (Kanzenban Edition) is a reprint of the original Shaman King series but with differences including the addition of new chapters (which changes the chapter numbering). The releases also included 16 special bonus chapters called "Shaman King Remix Track."
Note: This entry will only contain the extra chapters included in this edition.
Chapters 286 onwards were published in Jump SQ.
The following chapters are featured only in the kanzenban volumes, which do not contain the original chapter 285. The additional chapters 265–6 are collected in volume 24, renumbering all subsequent chapters of the series. Chapters 287–91 are in volume 26 and chapters 292–300 in volume 27.
-Reincarnation 265. Aku no Shoutai (悪の正体, Evil's True Form)
-Reincarnation 266. Shinjitsu no Seigi (真実の正義, The Real Justice)
-Reincarnation 287. Good Morning Mu Tairiku (グッドモーニング ムー大陸, Good Morning Mu Continent)
-Reincarnation 288. Falling Dam-ko (フォーリンダム子)
-Reincarnation 289. Invisible Jurin (インビジブルジュリーン, Invisible Jungle)
-Reincarnation 290. Neko wa Sabishii Hito ni Natsuku (猫は寂しい人間〈ひと〉になつく, Cats Are Attached to Sad People)
-Reincarnation 291. Nikume Nichrome Samonakuba Ore wa Taoren (憎めニクロム さもなくば俺は倒れん Hate Me, Nichrome, Otherwise I Won't Lose)
-Reincarnation 292. Dokonjou Mame no Ki (ど根性豆の木, The Gutsy Beanstalk)
-Reincarnation 293. Kaze no Shinka (風の真価, The Real Value of Wind)
-Reincarnation 294. Last Test Shaman Fight
-Reincarnation 295. Yume no Ato (夢のあと, After the Dream)
-Reincarnation 296. Patch to no Souguu (パッチとの遭遇, Encounter With the Patch)
-Reincarnation 297-299. Shaman King: God End (シャーマンキング God End)
-Reincarnation 300. The Last Words
4. Cage of Eden
Akira and his classmates are on a plane that crashes on an island inhabited by a species thought to have been extinct. Some of his classmates are eaten alive, some kill others in desperation. Now Akira and a few other survivors are trying to stay alive through what seems to be a horrible nightmare.
5. Double Arts
A boy and a girl are forced to join hands for all eternity!? In a land ravaged by an epidemic known as "Troy", the only people with healing arts capable of stopping the seizures caused by the disease are the Sisters. Although they have a high resistance to the disease, they are searching for a person who is truly immune, if they exist, so that they can find a cure. The main character is Sister Elraine, one of the Sisters who becomes infected with Troy. But, when she touches Kiri, a seemingly ordinary boy, her seizures stop. Could he be the one!?
Volume 1: Island
6. Cavalier of the Abyss
Sequel to Immortal Regis. Reading the entirety of the prequel is highly recommended, otherwise, this story from chapter 4 on will spoil it and/or be confusing.
Cavalier of the Abyss (so far) is set only in the world of Chaos. There is now a Regis of Chaos.
The continent Murgenia, where they master swordsmanship and magic:
The small country Sunkwoll is in a tight spot because it's under attack of the great country Zarmine. But the general, Rain, who's reputed to be an exceptionally gifted swordsman, is against the war and won't enter the battle. But how is one supposed to wage a war like this anyway?
(Source: Storm in Heaven)
8. Genkaku Picasso
After miraculously surviving a freak helicopter accident, Hikari "Picasso" Hamura finds that he somehow has the power to help people through his art. He is helped by his friend Chiaki Yamamoto who was killed in the helicopter accident, but came back as an angel.
According to Chiaki, when the accident happened both she and Picasso died, but she begged God to save Picasso because of his wonderful talent, so Picasso survived the accident on condition that he saves other people. Basically when he sees someone in trouble, Picasso's able to draw a picture symbolizing the person's problem, and then enter that picture to see that person's hidden feelings and use that knowledge to help them in the real world.
(Picasso got his nickname because he wrote his name ヒカリ, hi-ka-ri, on his school shoes, but his リ looked like a ソ (so) and Chiaki called him "Hikaso" so he ended up being called Picasso. Even though he actually aspires to be like Da Vinci.)
9. Emanon - Sasurai Emanon Episode: 1
A continuation of Emanon's adventures through time.
10. Monster Hunter Orage
It is a world full of monsters and adventurers who hunt them. They are called Monster Hunters. The plot revolves around a young Monster Hunter, Shiki. When Shiki was a young boy, he was taken as an apprentice to a Monster Hunter named Gurelli, but it was not too long after that Gurelli was killed by a gunpowder accident. After a few years, he comes back to Akamaaya Town (where his master resided) to join the guild there. In that guild, he meets a girl called Irie and after a series of events, he finds that she is the daughter of his master. From this point onwards, they form a party to find the legendary Miogaruna, which was Gurelli's life-long ambition. (Source: Wikipedia)