Top 10 Drama Manga of 2014

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1. Bastard

Thriller, Drama, Psychological, Mystery, Romance

There is nowhere that Seon Jin can find solace. At school, he is ruthlessly bullied due to his unsettlingly quiet nature and weak appearance. However, this is not the source of Jin's insurmountable terror: the thing that he fears more than anything else is his own father.

To most, Jin's father is a successful businessman, good samaritan, and doting parent. But that is merely a facade; in truth, he is a deranged serial killer—and Jin is his unwilling accomplice. For years, they have been carrying out this ruse with the police being none the wiser. However, when his father takes an interest in the pretty transfer student Yoon Kyun, Jin must make a decision—be the coward who sends her to the gallows like all the rest, or be the bastard of a son who defies his wicked parent.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

83%

2. My Hero Academia

Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world's population wield special abilities, known as "quirks," which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.

However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku's idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might's power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

80%

3. Tokyo Ghoul:re

Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

In Tokyo, an unchanging despair is lurking. Mysterious man-eating beings, ghouls, run rampant in Tokyo. Living hidden during everyday life, the existence of ghouls, whose true identities are shrouded in mystery, permanently terrorizes Tokyo's residents.

At CCG, the sole institution that investigates and resolves cases related to ghouls, Haise Sasaki has been assigned a certain mission. While dealing with the unruly four problem children known as "Quinx", Haise's days of suffering begin...?!


Included side stories:
Vol. 3: Tokyo Ghoul: Joker. Released on Jun 30, 2014, it follows Juuzo Suzuya and takes place between the original series and Tokyo Ghoul:re.
Vol. 4: Chapter 31.5: With The Lord.

79%

4. Something About Us

Comedy, Romance, Drama

They consider themselves the best of friends. Others seem to think otherwise. There's something about their relationship that's hard to describe. What will become of these two "friends"?

Source: Lezhin

78%

5. Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction

Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Large mysterious alien ships have been looming above Japanese towns for three years, filling the sky. Everything changed three years ago. And yet, nothing has changed.

No weapon used against the invaders' ships had any success, beyond destroying part of Japan and leaving its economy in shambles. JSDF is fighting a guerrilla battle against the aliens all over Japan. America is joining the 'war' effort with more aggressive tactics, dividing Japan over the pacifist principle laid out in Article 9 of the Japanese constitution.

But this may just be the mundane story of young high schoolers

77%

6. The Boy Who Cried Wolf Tells a Lie Today Also

Drama, Romance

Keitarou Itsuki is a high-school student unhappy about the menacing look of his eyes. Keitarou tries to confess to the girl he likes, Aoi Tokujira, but she rejects him flat out. Thinking that his eyes were the reason why she rejected him, he confides in his older sister about it at her salon, who helps by giving him a complete makeover...as a pretty girl! Forced to head home like this, he runs into Aoi in town, but she doesn't recognize him and thinks he's a somewhat manly girl. Before he can leave, Aoi asks him to help her overcome a problem she's had for many years: an intense fear of men.

Volume 3 and 4 each contain extra stories.

74%

7. Wake up, Sleeping Beauty

Drama, Romance

Despite being a scaredy-cat and crybaby, high schooler Tetsu Misato finds himself working at the eerie estate on the hill, where Shizu—the only child of the Karasawa family—is secreted away. However, his friendship with Shizu quickly turns to fear when several spirits of the dead appear before him, borrowing her appearance. As he struggles to find the humanity in her supernatural condition, Tetsu must also face a question at once terrifying and heartbreaking: What if the true Shizu never returns?

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)

74%

8. Lookism

Comedy, Drama, Supernatural

A miracle is about to happen to an unattractive loner guy.

(Source: LINE WEBTOON)

74%

9. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 1: A Day in the Capital

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Subaru Natsuki was just trying to get to the convenience store but wound up summoned to another world. He encounters the usual things--life-threatening situations, silver haired beauties, cat fairies--you know, normal stuff. All that would be bad enough, but he's also gained the most inconvenient magical ability of all--time travel, but he's got to die to use it. How do you repay someone who saved your life when all you can do is die?

(Source: Yen Press)

74%

10. Harukaze no Étranger

Romance, Slice of Life, Drama

A direct continuation of Umibe no Ètranger that explores Shun's and Mio's family situations.

(Source: Manga Updates)

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