Top 10 Adventure Manga of 2012


1. Made in Abyss

Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how far down this titanic pit goes, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics whose purpose is unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. Over the course of time those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as "Cave Raiders."

In Orth, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Riko, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot...

(Source: MU)


2. The Seven Deadly Sins

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The "Seven Deadly Sins", a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a Coup d'état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Elizabeth, the king's only daughter, sets out on a journey to find the "Seven Deadly Sins", and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.

(Source: Redhawk NEO)


3. Ajin: Demi-Human

Action, Adventure, Supernatural

On his way back from school in an early summer, Kei Nagai gets run over by a truck. Upon walking out of the bloody scene with his wounds healing, Kei realizes that he's Ajin, a human-like creature that comes back to life.

Authorities of all nations are desperate to experiment on this rare specimen 'until death'. Public believes that no human rights should be given to Ajin as they are nothing but an animal that looks like a human. With nobody to save him, Kei starts on a lonely run.


4. Emanon

Adventure, Slice of Life, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Supernatural

Another moment of Emanon's journey through the history of life. Now, Emanon herself is the narrator of the story.

Volume 1:
- Omoide Emanon, chapter 1-8, revised and colorized chapters from Emanon - Sasurai Emanon Episode: 1
- Omoide Emanon '67, chapter 1-7

Volume 2:
- Omoide Emanon '73, chapter 1-9
- Omoide Emanon '80, chapter 0


5. Hunter x Hunter: Kurapika's Memories

Adventure, Fantasy

A 2-chapter one-shot about Kurapika's past released as a prequel to the movie.


6. Douluo Dalu II: Jueshi Tangmen

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

No magic, no battle qi, no martial arts, only martial spirits. This is the combat continent 10,000 years after the formation of Tang Sect. A new hero and his friends walk the land, a new "Seven Monsters of Shrek", will they keep up the name of the Tang Sect? Or will it crumble due to a new essence system?

(Source: Mangaupdates)


7. Laughter in the End of the World

Action, Adventure, Drama, Supernatural

A girl named Haru and her big brother suddenly appear in town. Her brother, being an akuma, is shunned by the people. But, he gets them to bring him to the chief of the town where he offers to bury the akuma - Godot - who has been living in the town for 5 years. Can this "akuma eater" accomplish this task?

(Source: Shoujo-Sense)


8. Out

Action, Adventure, Slice of Life

17-year-old Iguchi Tatsuya has just been released from juvenile detention and is on probation. He's been relocated to a new area, away from the bad influence of his old friends, and is under the care of his aunt. He is determined not to be sent back to lockup, and he works hard in his aunt's restaurant. However, he still has the same personality, the same tendency to violence, and still falls in with the same sort of people. It's going to be difficult for him to stay out of trouble.


9. Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Having defeated General Eugene of the salamanders and aided the alliance between sylphs and cait siths by protecting their leaders, Kirito and Leafa reach Alne, the town at the foot of the World Tree, at long last. But before they can tackle the tree--and their main objective--server maintenance begins, and they are forced to log out. Back in the real world, Kazuto and Suguha Kirigaya, each unaware of the other's in-game identity, pay a visit to Asuna Yuuki, who still lies asleep in her hospital room. While there, Suguha suffers a terrible shock when she realizes just how strongly her beloved brother cares for Asuna.

Meanwhile Asuna, still imprisoned atop the World Tree within the game world of ALfheim Online, sets her escape plan in motion...

The adventure in ALO finally reaches its climax! Enjoy the conclusion of the Fairy Dance arc in this massive final volume!

(Source: Yen Press)

Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance is a manga adaptation of the Fairy Dance Arc of the light novel series Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara. This manga continues the story of the Aincrad manga and covers Volume 3 and 4 of the light novel series.

(Source: Sword Art Online Wiki)


10. Senyuu.

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Satan Rchimedes returns to the earth after being sealed for one thousand years by a hero. The King tries to seal Satan once again by dispatching descendants of the hero. However, it's troublesome to find the genuine descendant, so the king chooses 75 hero-like people. This is the adventure of Alba, hero no.45, and his monitoring fighter Ross.

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