Top 10 Music Manga of 2014
1. Buddy Go!
Shizuku Ishiai, a 2nd year middle school student, loves dancing, but is bad at expressing herself, so she crossdresses and posts videos of her dances on the popular website "Smile Douga", under the alias "Ai". And she had declared the "dancing prince", Hayate, her rival. But, after a few unexpected events, and her attempts to best him, she's somehow thrown into an idol unit with him; furthermore, a MALE one?!
2. Ochikobore Fruit Tart
Fourth dormitory of the Rat Production (commonly known as Nezumi-sou), the place were dropout idol girls live; the former child actor Sekino Roko, musician Nukui Hayu, and model Maehara Nina. Sakura Ino, who always dreamed of becoming an idol, moves in. At the same time the decision is made to demolish the dormitory. Due to the project launched by the manager Kajino Hoho, "Ochikobore Fruit Tart," occupants of the dormitory form a new idol group called "Fruit Tart," and start their activities in order to repay a one hundred million yen debt.
3. Tenshi no 3P!
Nukui Kyou is a high school student who tends to skip school due to a trauma in his past. Kyou secretly creates songs using vocal song synthesis software as his hobby. Three girls who just entered fifth grade - the crybaby Gotou Jun, the strong-willed Momijidani Nozomi, and the somewhat sleepy Kaneshiro Sora who takes life at her own pace - email Kyou. These three girls, who were raised together like sisters since childhood, want Kyou to help them break into music in this loli & pop symphony story.
4. Aikatsu! Secret Story
Ichigo Hoshimiya, now a top idol, moves to America to train and take part in concerts. Here she meets Marie, a Japanese-American 14-year-old girl who is getting to know Aikatsu and idols. Despite her mother's opposition, Marie decides to become an idol and starts training with Ichigo.
5. Star Dream Idol Project
The shining lights, the magnificent stage! Friendships created through singing, making a future through dancing, the girls embark on their journey towards their dreams! One who has lost status due to a scandal is hiding a plot behind her back. A pair of bosom friends, separated by fate. A girl who tries to exonerate her mother sets off on her journey for a talent competition. When the stage turns into an empty battlefield, she uses her voice to chase after her dreams.
6. Code Black: Lelouch of the Shred Guitar
This spin-off of Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch revolves around Lelouch, who, although has zero knowledge of music, is forced to become the vocalist and guitarist for a band at the school culture festival. Beyond this, a cruel destiny awaits.
7. Miss Monochrome: Motto Challenge
"Miss Monochrome" is an original character design from seiyuu Horie Yui. In March 2012, she first used the "Miss Monochrome" character as a 3D virtual singer to sing her songs at her concert Horie Yui wo Meguru Bouken III ~Secret Mission Tour~. Later, the character appeared in a range of merchandise as well as in the social network game Girlfriend (Beta). According to the setting, Miss Monochrome loves only the monochrome style, dislikes all kinds of color, and always dreams about changing the world into her favorite monochrome color.
Ever since he was young, Shintaro was gifted with absolute pitch and an ability to "make friends" with any instrument. Now that he joins the ranks of high school, he will now have to decide which club to join. Will he be able to face his past and join the school's legendary band, or will he reject his own talents and continue his hate towards his brother?
9. Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koukou Suisougakubu e Youkoso
The Kitauji high school wind instrument club had at one time participated in national tournaments and was a champion school, but after the club's adviser changed, they have not been able to even participate in the qualifying tournament. Under the strict leadership of Taki, a substitute for Ms. Rikako, they steadily build up their strength. As they fight over who plays solos, some students give priority to studying and quit club activities. Finally, the long wished-for day of the contest arrives.
10. Benten Rock Yuu.
A Japanese goddess of old takes a keen interest in Anamori Izumi and her ability, a more powerful form of synesthesia. The goddess has a request for her, one which will require her to break out of her shell... and learn how to play the electric guitar.