Top 10 Ecchi Manga of 1998
1. Love Hina
Keitaro has had great difficulty getting into the university of his choice and no luck in meeting women. In a desperate effort to go into seclusion and study for his entrance exams, he volunteers to take over running his grandmother's hotel. His plans are ruined when he discovers that the "hotel" is actually an all-girls dormitory ... and some serious distractions ensue.
2. Ai Yori Aoshi
Despite her family's protests, Aoi Sakuraba decides that she is going to marry Kaoru Hanabishi, her love of eighteen years. Once he realizes that her intentions are genuine - and that she's not just trying to get him to reconcile with his estranged (and domineering) family - he begins to definitely warm up to the idea, too. What obstacles must the two overcome in order to be together?
3. Short Cuts
Short Cuts is a manga series by Usamaru Furuya, released in two volumes and originally published in Young Sunday magazine. Each volume contains approximately one hundred 'cuts', short comics which typically span only one or two pages. The primary theme of Short Cuts is Japanese kogal and youth culture, which is tackled with a heavy use of visual jokes, black humor and sex comedy.
4. Koibito Play
Okuno Ryouko and Saeki are quiet normal students. But only at the surface. At university, they both feel out of place; so, Okuno visits a S&M club after classes. Saeki happens to visit this club as well; rather than participating in the activities like Okuno, he is there to play music. When they both meet there, they seem somewhat attracted to each other. But will this attraction last, when they come to know about each other better? Will love be able to bloom?
6. Iketeru Police
Kondou Takeshi is a new rookie police officer who now works to capture criminals of all different kind working together with Miki and all the other police officers which seem to be all women.
7. Selfishly Attached To That Man Plus
The continuing adventures of Shiina, Makoto and Nana, their little baby.
8. Shook Up!
An unknown girl has moved into a supposedly "haunted house" in a seemingly normal neighborhood.
9. Count the Sleepless Nights
This volume contains four one-shots by mangaka Kitagawa Miyuki.
Nemurenai Yoru wo Kazoete:
Hosaka Kotomi, a minor talent in the show-biz world, used to be a rising star until last year, when the media ruined her career by reporting a scandalous relationship between she and a married producer. Now she has trouble sleeping b/c she is frustrated and lonely. The last thing she needs is an AD with a big attitude and a sharp tongue, who knows about her past, but that's exactly who she finds in Kuse Hiroto...
1 Ounce no Koibito:
Mitamura Nana met Mizutani Toshiya when Toshiya rescued her from being hit on by a sketchy guy in Shibuya. They hit it off well enough, but they went their separate ways after hanging out briefly. After all, neither of them was serious about the other until...??
Itsuka Sukida to Itte:
Sakurai Masumi and Ichii Atsuki had a brief fling over a short weekend during the summer, and that was supposed to be it. But, come fall, their paths cross again under very unexpected circumstances...
You're My Only Shining Star:
Mayama Sayuki, an extra in show-biz, is a huge fan of young, handsome action star Fujisaki Kei. On the set of one of his movies, she gets the chance to work with him, but she also meets someone who claims to be his younger twin brother...??
10. After School Adventure Valiant
Daiki Okuma, while he's trying to confess his love to his beautiful schoolmate Mami Fukuzawa, sees a dimensional passage opening in front of his eyes, from which arrive a girl and a monster that, while fighting, hurt Mari.
The mysterious girl, Selphy, tells Daiki that the only way to save Mari is to take her on the other side of the portal.