Top 10 Music Manga of 2013


1. Given

Music, Slice of Life

It's stuck deep inside me and I can't get it out of my head. Mafuyu's voice is an insane and dangerous weapon. That day, I started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball, both of which I liked very much previously, was becoming boring.

Uenoyama meets Mafuyu who's holding onto a broken guitar. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the guitar, Mafuyu becomes completely attached to him. However, hearing Mafuyu's song by chance leaves a deep impression on Uenoyama. An alternative love drawn by Kizu Natsuki!

(Source: Mangaupdates)


2. Shiori Experience - Jimi na Watashi to Hen na Ojisan

Comedy, Music

Shiori was once a guitarist in a light music club in high school. No, unlike K-on, it was a serious band, but her first live performance was dashed when her brother ran away from home with a lot of debt, to become a musician in Tokyo.

A decade later, Shiori is now a high school teacher, leading a boring, uneventful life and paying off the debt... till she runs into the ghost of none other than a famous guitarist Jim-you-know-who.

A story of a 27-year-old woman on her way to a music legend begins here.

(Source: MU)


3. Anonymous Noise

Drama, Music, Romance

Nino likes singing and is a loner who walks around with a mask and headphones all day. When she was younger, her childhood friend Momo disappeared and they made a promise that they'll meet again with her song as a sign. While waiting for Momo to come back, she meets Yuzu and falls in love with the songs he composes immediately yet he disappears from her too.

Six years pass and Nino reunites with Yuzu at school, but her song is still unable to reach Momo.

(Source: MAL)


4. Blue Giant

Music, Drama, Slice of Life

The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai.

(Source: MU)


5. 17-sai °C

Drama, Music, Romance

Our main char falls with a big bang for the new beautiful transfer student Natsuki. While he keeps it in himself, he finds out that Natsuki is quite the rebel who does what she wants, she's strong enough to break his mean senpai's arm and send him to the hospital, and she's the one who just broke his bass guitar. He still follows her around and finds out that she's quite nice but tries to distance herself from others. The reason is that she's getting married as soon as she graduates. This is also the reason why no one really punishes her for doing the stuff she does in school.

Still our main char falls more for her and it seems like the love is mutual?
The hindrances in this story at the end of first chapter are the marriage and the mean senpai who falls for Natsuki after hearing her sing in an instrument shop.

(Source: M-U)

6. Tomodachi no Uta

Music, Romance

Akane is a nice and cheerful girl whose dream has always been to become a singer and reach many people with her voice. To achieve it, she even gave up on having a normal and fun time with her high school friends... until one day she meets a girl, Fumi, and by befriending her undergoes major changes in her life. This is the story of their friendship and their shared love for music.

(Source: MAL)

7. Million Doll

Drama, Music

Million Doll revolves around Suuko, an idol-loving hikikomori (shut-in) who has one ability: To make any idol popular through the power of blogging. She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio and tries to make her sell more, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryuu-san and the underground idol Mariko. (Source: ANN)

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9. Devi★Rock

Action, Music, Romance, Supernatural

Ayamo, a girl who admires rock stars, comes across a band called "Devil Drive", and she has to fight the existence called "Junk" that devours people's power of Yin? No Music, No World! The indestructible soul of rock leads to an unlimited battle and romance.

(Source: MU)

10. Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000%

Comedy, Music, Romance

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