Top 10 Fantasy Manga of 1994
1. Angel Sanctuary
Why is Setsuna so mixed up? Despite his attempts to be noble, he'll fight anyone anytime; he ignores all authority; and he harbors feelings for his sister that can only be described as "incestuous." Why is he such a mess? The reason may be found with two demons from the underworld and their enemy, an insane angel who is distributing an insidious computer game called Angel Santuary.
2. Descendants of Darkness
The business of Death is never done. Asato Tsuzuki works as a Shinigami, or "Guardian of Death," in the Ministry of Hades. It's his duty to make sure that the souls of the dead reach the afterlife, but contrary ghosts and humanity's evils keep getting in the way of a job well done. With all these problem assignments, will he ever get a bonus...or will he be stuck paying back damages for all eternity? (Source: Viz)
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3. Seraphim 266613336 Wings
The story is set after the world has been ravaged by "tenshi-byō" (angel disease), an affliction that eventually leads to death for all the victims. To solve the mystery of this disease, three wise men and a girl named Sera embark on a journey to the heart of Central Asia. Many enemies and conspiracies await them along the way.
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4. Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch
A long time ago, there was a tremendous war between the goddess of Creation and the goddess of Destruction, which made the earth trembled. Both goddesses perished in the war and created what people called a cursed land - Lodoss. Something evil is happening in the land of Lodoss. Parn, a reckless young warrior, along with his newfound friends, takes on a quest to find out the source of this evil and becomes involved in the greatest epic struggle between good and evil since the war of the goddesses.
5. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
After training abroad, Link is sailing back to Hyrule, but is shipwrecked in a violent storm. He awakens on Koholint Island, and is taken to the house of a kind man named Tarin, and his daughter Marin (who bears a strong resemblance to Princess Zelda). A mysterious owl tells Link that to return home, he must awaken the Wind Fish by gathering and playing the eight Instruments of the Sirens. The bosses in Link's Awakening, who guard the Sirens' Instruments, are said to be the Nightmares of the Wind Fish. When Link plays the Ballad of the Wind Fish with all eight Instruments, he can enter the giant egg atop the Tal Tal Mountains, where the Wind Fish slumbers. There he must face the final Nightmare, shadowy apparitions which include umbral visions of foes from Link's past.
6. No Need for Tenchi!
The trouble and fun began when ordinary teenager Tenchi Masaki inadvertently released the legendary demon Ryoko from his grandfather's shrine. Turned out Ryoko was actually a marooned space pirate! Since then, she's become Tenchi's unwanted houseguest, attracting a host of other troublemaking alien women: Ayeka, a haughty alien pricess; Sasami, her mischievous little sister; and Washu, Ryoko's mad-scientist "mother." Add Ryo-oh-Ki, an adorable little carrot-eating spaceship, and you've got one full Shinto shrine!
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A spin-off of Tenchi OVA 1&2, No need for Tenchi follows the usual hijinx of the Tenchi gang, as well as throwing several new characters in the mix including a Ryoko clone, and Washu's other lab assistant.
The only thing that concerns Coji Coji is enjoying life and the wonders of nature. Coji Coji’s friends, on the other hand, are a varied bunch of colorful characters whose many idiosyncrasies have a tendency to create turmoil among one another. Coji Coji’s carefree ways and tendency to shirk responsibility are sometimes a source of frustration, but his childlike wisdom has a way of resolving all of their differences.
9. Treasure Hunter Jubei
Jubei lives for adventure. When he is hired by a mysterious woman to retrieve a mystical food that grants eternal youth, he thinks it's a simple job - until he finds out the secret of the special ingredient...
10. Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
Several years after the tragic event in 1989, Akira Yuki plots his revenge in taking on the most monstrous nuclear menace known to mankind-Godzilla! However he's not the only one whose targeted the King of Monsters. The intergalactic tyrant SpaceGodzilla has also aimed his sights on Godzilla! Not only that, but the entire world as well!
Two Godzillas, one earth, who will remain and hold the crown?