Top 10 Comedy Manga of 2018


1. The Way of the Househusband

Comedy, Slice of Life

He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him “the Immortal Dragon.” But one day he walked away from it all to travel another path—the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!

(Source: Viz)


2. Fly Me to the Moon

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Described as a story full of "love" and "dreams", Tonikaku Cawaii follows a protagonist whose name is written with the characters for "Hoshizora" ("Starry Sky" in Japanese), but whose name is pronounced as "Nasa". On the day of his high school entrance exams, Nasa encounters a beautiful girl. For Nasa, it feels like destiny is finally calling out to him that he will have a girlfriend, but...

(Source: Comic Natalie translation by Crunchyroll)


3. Fushigi Neko no Kyuu-chan

Comedy, Slice of Life

The cute Kyuu-chan is a wonder cat. Dance, sing, be happy together!

(Source: MangaUpdates)


4. Giji Harem

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

A first year high school girl likes a second year boy in her drama club. She acts out various character archetypes that you would find in a typical manga harem as their friendship deepens.

Originally a Twitter manga it was picked up for serialization by Gekkan Sunday on January 12th 2019.


5. Bakemonogatari

Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips. But—much to his surprise—she doesn’t weigh anything. At all. She says an encounter with a so-called “crab” took away all her weight …

Monsters have been here since the beginning.

(Source: Vertical.)


6. Mieruko-chan

Comedy, Horror

Serialisation of the original one-chapter Twitter comic.

All of a sudden, a girl is able to see grotesque monsters all around her; but no one else can. Rather than trying to run away or face them, she instead musters all of her courage and... ignores them.

Join her day-to-day life as she keeps up her best poker face despite the supernatural goings-on.


7. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!

Fantasy, Comedy, Action

Just like how everyone adored heroes in their childhood, a certain young man adored those powers hidden in shadows. After hiding his strength and living the mediocre life of a mob character by day while undergoing frenzied training by night, he finally reincarnates into a different world and gains ultimate power. The young man who is only playing at being a power in the shadows, his misunderstanding subordinates, and a giant organization in the shadows that gets trampled….. This is the story of a young boy who had adored powers in shadows possibly eventually reigning over the world of shadows in another world.

(Source: MangaUpdates)


8. Fechippuru: Bokura no Junsuina Koi

Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Slice of Life

I love long hair! Tatsu Yunoki, our MC who deeply loves beautiful long female hair, heard a voice scream his name. It was Kotoka Hatsushima, and, under the impulse of alcohol, both he and she decided to date each other. All they know is that they love each other's hair and back?! It’s not necessary to know anything else! They clash fetish against fetish and come together in a fun and romantic comedy. What is your fetish?

(Source: MangaUpdates)


9. Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Yoshida was swiftly rejected by his crush of 5 years. On his way home after drinking his sorrows away, he saw a high school girl sitting on the street.

"I'll let you do it with me, so let me stay."

"Don't even joke about something like that."

And so, the story of living with the high school girl Sayu began. The slice-of-life romance story between a runaway high school girl and a 26 year old salaryman ensues.

(Source: Japanese publisher, translated)


10. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie

Comedy, Romance

The daily life of an herbivore boyfriend and his amazing and sometimes intimidating girlfriend.

Note: The work was first self-published by the author on their Twitter account. It began its official publication on Shounen Magazine on February 2, 2019.

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