Top 10 Fantasy Manga of 1993


1. Magic Knight Rayearth

Comedy, Fantasy, Mecha, Mahou Shoujo, Romance

Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, girls from separate schools, find themselves linked together as they fall through the floor during a field trip to the Tokyo Tower. They land in a place called Cephiro, where their will controls what happens. They meet with Guru Clef and find out that they were summoned to save Princess Emeraude who has been imprisoned by High Priest Zagato. They learn magic and acquire weapons on their quest to save Cephiro from the evils of Zagato.(Source:ANN)


2. Miyuki-chan in Wonderland

Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy

In CLAMP's take on the Alice in Wonderland saga, Miyuki finds herself in a world which seems to be populated solely by a series of scantily-clad women interested exclusively in exploring her charms. Needless to say, hi-jinks and misunderstandings ensue as our young heroine attempts to escape their clutches and return to her regular life. (Source: Tokyopop)

3. Konchuu Kagyou

Slice of Life, Fantasy

A collection of somewhat surreal oneshots featuring human-like bugs in otherwise normal rural/historical settings.

(Source: MU)

4. Neko Mewaku

Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life

5. Rainbow

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Sci-Fi

The legend want that when the world will sink into chaos 7 valorous leaders will appear to save it. The Earth is about to be conquered by the evil, when two guys come in contact with a mysterious robot, the Rainbow Metal Ranger, whose task is to find and protect the seven Rainbow Warriors. The group then starts a long journey trying to save the world.

6. Red Moon

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a city somewhere on Earth, Philar is an ordinary high school student who usually visits the local game arcade after finishing his studies. One day, however, while at the arcade, hooligans decide to cause trouble that inadvertently involves Philar. To everyone's surprise he fights back; surrounded by some unknown power, he displays incredible fighting skills and easily wins the day. As the rumors spread about Philar, they come to the attention of Lunarena: an assassin sent by Azlar, Prince to Aguilas, to kill the legendary Sun, who he believes may have escaped to Earth. The beautiful Lunarena joins Philar in class posing as a new student. Taking no chances, she attacks Philar vehemently...can he withstand her master swordskills or her psionic powers?

7. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla: Kessenshi

Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

1. Sora no Daikaijuu Radon (空の大怪獣ラドン) by Kawata Jirou
2. Kaijuutou no Kettou: Godzilla no Musuko (怪獣島の決闘 ゴジラの息子) by Nakazawa Keiji
3. Kaijuu Soushingeki (怪獣総進撃) by Inue Satoru & Narita Makiho
4. Godzilla vs. Mecha-Godzilla (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ) by Hiruta Mitsuru
5. Mecha-Godzilla no Gyakushuu (メカゴジラの逆襲) by Koshiro Takeshi

8. Dragon Quest: Seirei Rubis Densetsu

Adventure, Fantasy

The story illustrates the travels of Fairy Rubis before the creaton of Alefgard. Although the story does not contain most of the key features of the game series of Dragon Quest, Enix has declared that this story follows the official historical background setting of the Dragon Quest series.

9. Fire Emblem: Side Chapter

Adventure, Fantasy

The Fire Emblem: Gaiden manga is the manga adaption of Fire Emblem Gaiden. It takes place after Alm leaves the village and meets Cellica at the castle. It has a total of 4 chapters in only one volume.

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10. The Calling

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An adaptation of Patricia A. McKillip's "The Forgotten Beasts of Eld."

Sixteen when a baby is brought to her to raise, Sybel has grown up on Eld Mountain. Her only playmates are the creatures of a fantastic menagerie called there by wizardry. Sybel has cared nothing for humans, until the baby awakens emotions previously unknown to her. And when Coren -the man who brought this child- returns, Sybel's world is again turned upside down.

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