Top 10 Ecchi Manga of 2008
1. A Town Where You Live
Kirishima Haruto lives in a small town in Hiroshima and is just about to enter high school when Eba Yuzuki, a mysterious girl from Tokyo suddenly decided to go to high school in the countryside and despite his objections, she moves in to his home.
Haruto must now put up and take care of this clumsy freeloading city girl and at the same time, make sure his long time crush Kanzaki Nanami doesn't get the wrong idea! Note: this manga is set in the same universe as Suzuka.
2. Nana to Kaoru
Kaoru is a 17-year-old virgin who has an S&M fetish. He has always dreamt about an SM relationship with his childhood friend Nana, who is looked upon as perfect and is always the target of boys' eyes. Their relationship has somewhat deteriorated through the years, due to them hanging out with different people and because Kaoru is not taking his education too seriously.
One day though, Kaoru's mother gives some of his S&M toys to Nana for safekeeping. Nana finds the leather one-piece that Kaoru bought and tries it on but accidentally locks herself in it and doesn't have the key!
Kaoru frees her of the one-piece, but then Nana realizes she may like Kaoru's hobby more than she thought. Subsequently, the two of them start engaging in so-called "breathers". These breathers are intended to relieve Nana of stress that originates from her attempts at keeping her grades and name perfect.
3. Cage of Eden
Danger and action abound after Akira Sengoku and his classmates crash-land on a deserted island while flying home from a class trip. The island doesn't exist on any maps but that's not even the strangest part: the animals they find on the island are prehistoric beasts that are supposed to have been extinct for thousands of years! Now Akira and his friends are in danger as the island's residents start eyeing the humans for their next meal. Will they ever solve the mystery of the island and find their way home?
(Source: Kodansha Comics)
4. Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to
A life description about the mangaka Aito Yuuki and his assistant Ashisu Sahoto.
Aito doesn't understand the feelings of the characters on his stories. So he asks Ashisu to help him. Ashisu would do everything for the work. She would even let him touch her breast so he will know how it feels like?!
The Habit?! The Pervert?! Can we understand them? That's the comedy of a mangaka life.
5. Koe de Oshigoto!
Koe de Oshigoto! is a story about Aoyagi Kanna, a 16 year-old girl who was asked to become an erotic game voice actress on her 16th birthday by her 28 year-old sister at her eroge company.
6. Gokujyo Drops
High-school freshman Komari needs to find a dorm to stay in and ends up living at the prestigious Paraso no Yakata, but only because she agreed to be Himemiya Yukio’s servant!
(Source: Wings of Yuri)
7. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
The story of "love, magic, and battles" revolves around Akuto Sai, a boy who aims to become part of his country's highest order of magicians and contribute to society as one of its clergy. On the day he is admitted into the Constan Magical Academy, his aptitude test predicts the following: "Future Occupation … Devil King." Thus begins his difficult school life in which he is resented by his studious female class head, desired by a girl with mysterious powers, and guarded by a beautiful female android.
8. Love on the Job
Two lovebirds, Hatsuhi Ryou and Sawamura Minori, are both finally venturing out into the workplace together. Each landing a job at their own desired company. However, they quickly find out that they work for rival companies. And each company forbids their employees from associating with their rival's workers. Will they lose their jobs, or can they keep their relationship a secret?
The story is about a housewife that has moved into a new town trying to adjust to her fairly new married life with certain quirks and encounters with neighbours along the way.
10. Shina Dark: King of Dark Moon and Blue Moon's Princess
Welcome to the cursed island of Shina Dark. This island is called home by the dark lord Exoda C. Claw AKA Satan. He's as powerful a being as you could ever hope to meet. Feared and hated the world over for the infinite amount of atrocities he's committed. He's.....actually a really nice guy who just wants to chill out around the castle and relax... After a month long nap he awakens to find that the rest of the world has made up another ridiculous rumor and blown it way out of proportion and that has caused his little island to be crowded with a thousand beautiful princesses meant to be his mistresses/sacrifices. Worse yet is that since they have set foot on his island they are all believed to be cursed and are now shunned by their homelands. What’s a couch potato Satan to do with 1000 women who wont leave? Who can say? (Source: M-U)