Top 10 Drama Manga of 2018

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1. ACT-AGE

Drama, Slice of Life

Kei Yonagi is a high school girl aiming to become a successful actress. She catches the eye of a director Sumiji Kuroyama during an audition and he decides to give her her big break. However, Yonagi's acting talent is due to her Method acting, which could be come dangerous if she doesn't get it under control.

(Source: Anime News Network)

77%

2. 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.
Always.
Everywhere.

(Source: Vertical.)

71%

3. An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

Action, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Drama

Zagan is feared as an evil mage, he is awkward and has a sharp tongue, and once again had to put down thieves that encroached on his territory when he researching that morning. In a dark auction, he finds a white slave elf, Nephie, who holds a peerless beauty. Falling in love with her at first sight, he uses his fortune to buy her, but as poor as he is socially, doesn't understand how to connect with her. Thus, the clumsy cohabitation of the mage that can't convey his love, and the slave that pines for her master but doesn't understand how to bring it up, begins.

(Source: MangaUpdates)

71%

4. A Man and His Cat

Slice of Life, Drama

The heartwarming tale of a cat who wants nothing more than to be loved and the old man who adopts him.

(Source: MangaUpdates)

70%

5. True Beauty

Drama, Romance

A high school girl who rises to pretty girl fame in her school after she masters the art of make-up via YouTube.

(Source: LINE WEBTOON)

70%

6. Masamune-kun’s Revenge: After School

Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, Drama, Slice of Life

The new manga will tell "after stories" about the characters, including Masamune, Aki, and Yoshino, among others.

69%

7. I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up

Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

Morimoto, a young professional woman in Japan, is tired of fending off her parents' questions about her being single. They want her to marry a man and settle down, and they'll insist on nitpicking her choice of groom to death. In an unexpected move, another woman in the office - who has a crush on her - offers to be her wife in a sham marriage, which might make her parents back off. But this "fake" marriage could unearth something very real!

(Source: Seven Seas)

Includes the bonus chapters "Anaerobic Love" and "Fake Married Life".

68%

8. Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs … It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK!

(Source: Kodansha Comics)

68%

9. Love Me for What I Am

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at his family’s café for “cross-dressing boys,” but he makes an incorrect assumption: Mogumo is non-binary and doesn’t identify as a boy or a girl. However, Mogumo soon finds out that the café is run by LGBT+ folks of all stripes, all with their own reasons for congregating there.

(Source: Seven Seas)

67%

10. Soloist in A Cage

Action, Drama

In a prison so big that it is called a city, all sorts of criminals have been amassed. Due to the inescapable walls, the population only continues to grow. Within are a pair of siblings - a young girl and a recently born boy. What will be their fate in this desolate, cold city...? A story of hope and struggle begins.

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