Top 10 Ecchi Manga of 2012
1. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?
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Included side stories:
Volume 1: Shokugeki no Souma (pilot).
Volume 3: Kimi to Watashi no Renai Soudan.
Volume 8: Natsuyasumi no Erina.
Volume 13: Shokugeki no Soma X Isobe Isobee Monogatari.
Volume 13: Betsubara! #1 & #2 (counts as one chapter).
Volume 15: Betsubara! #3 & #4 (counts as one chapter).
Volume 20: Betsubara! #5.
Volume 21: Betsubara! #6 & #7 (counts as one chapter).
Volume 31: Kareinaru Bansankai.
2. Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Ryu Yamada is a second year student at Suzaku High. Ryu is always late for school, naps in class and gets abysmal grades. His life is a dead bore. The beautiful Urara Shiraishi, on the other hand, is Suzaku High's brightest student. One day, without explanation, their bodies are swapped! Ryu ends up in Urara's body, and Urara in Ryu's.
3. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!
Continues right after 2wei ended, where Miyu is captured to another world.
4. Half & Half
Shin'ichi Nagakawa and Yuuki Sanada are both involved in an accident and die together. However, they are given a chance to live again. God lets them live for seven more days, but after their time is up, one of them must die again. Oh, and there's one more catch. God decrees that their lives will be shared, including emotions (guilt) and physical sensations (pain). They are also unable to leave one another's side. What will happen during those seven days?
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5. Monster Musume
In a modern world where beast people exist and live with other humans, they have a regular household where a student lives with a lamia named Miia. The student, Kurusu Kimihito, came to live with Miia because of the culture exchange that has been going on with humans and sub-species alike. This is their story.
6. Koisome Momiji
There is a saying that if you find a Japanese maple leaf with eight tips you will find everlasting love. A popular high school actress is now making a film about that legend at the main character's high school, who in turn has a crush on her. One day after school he runs into her and helps her escape from some pursuing staff members. It turns out that since she started acting right after middle school she hasn't had any experience with love and that is hurting the production of the movie. So to get some experience with love she invites him out on a date.
Volume 1: Koisome Momiji (pilot)
Volume 2: FamiDol!
Daichi's, a teenage boy with little experience with women, life takes an unexpected turn of events. After his mother's remarriage, he obtains a new sister, who is no other than the famous idol Asano Nanami. What is Daichi going to do when they end up alone together and Nanami wants nothing to do with him?
7. Fujiyamasan wa Shishunki
Fujiyama-san is 181 cm (Approx. 5' 11'') and she is the ace player for her school's volleyball team. Kanba-kun is 160 cm (Approx. 5' 3") and has known Fujiyama since their preschool years. With his prankster friends, Kanba peaks into the girl's locker room right when Fujiyama is undressing. From then on, he could not get the image of Fujiyama out of his mind, so he decides to ask her out. She says yes. Enjoy their naive and secretive relationship as Kanba ogles his tall girlfriend in many different situations.
8. Ore ga Doutei wo Sutetara Shinu Ken ni Tsuite
Ichijo Kazuya thought that he was murdered, but when he came to, he was back in his high school days. He lived his entire life as a playboy and had had countless sexual encounters with women until that fateful day that he was killed. He realizes that his murderer was his old high school friend Tanaka Masaki who was jealous of Kazuya’s relationships and his built up anger eventually exploded. Taken back 15 years into his past, it seems that he has been given a second chance at life and given a chance to make different choices. He decides that the way to prevent his eventual demise is to make sure Masaki is more successful with girls and loses his virginity before Kazuya. But fate seems to be steering Kazuya towards the path of his previous life and keeps introducing the same girls he had sexual encounters with.
9. Love Theory
Loser Yarahata Kanji can't even have a normal conversation with a girl let alone have any kind of relationship with one. But one day a ghost named Aiya appears and declares that he has been tasked with the mission to change Kanji's life. At this rate, the Yarahata name will not live on so Aiya will become a love doctor and coach him on how to develop relationships with girls. The first hurdle comes when he starts a part time job at a convenience store and sees that his co-worker is a hot girl named Yoshizato Saki who also happens to be the store owner's daughter. With the help of Aiya, Kanji, although stumbling along the way, has a conversation with her and builds a relationship. But he has miles to go if he wants to be the kind of person that can date beautiful women.
10. Gun x Clover
Mikado High School trains the best students to be the best mercenary bodyguards. But Morito Hayama, a merc escort student with no rank whatsoever, is suddenly assigned to guard a person so highly valued that no escort has ever survived before. Will his subject survive the experience? Will HE survive?!