Top 10 Music Manga of 2016
2. Kuuden Noise no Himegimi
Hosaka Mao's never stood out. Her father's a washed-up rock-and-roller. Her hair reminds people of Pippi Longstocking. She's nowhere near the in-crowd. The arrival of long-haired beauty Hasekura Yokiko changes everything...
4. Idol Jihen
Increasing income divide, creeping environmental pollution, unsolvable waste issues, childcare waiting lists being discussed without those concerned, repeated corruption… The government, smeared by vested interests, can't do a thing against the many problems and sources of discontent. It's in this situation, with Japan cornered with no way out, that idols rise up to save the day!
The Heroine Party, Sunlight Party, Starlight Party, Bishoujo Party, Wakaba Party, Subculture New Party, and SOS Party. From these seven idol political parties, the idols who have become National Diet members and representatives for each prefecture will smash through the sense of stagnation covering Japan using the power of song and dance! They'll bring back the smiling faces of the people, and wrap Japan in a glittering aura!!
5. BanG Dream!
Kasumi Toyama has always been captivated by the "beat of the stars." Since then, she's been searching for something... a spark that'll excite and thrill her! Following a trail of star-shaped stickers, she soon stumbles upon a Random Star guitar at her school mate's house! Could this mark the start of something amazing?
A sparkling, heart-racing high school life begins for Kasumi as she decides to form a band!
(Source: Shogakukan Asia)
7. Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koukou Suisougakubu, Saidai no Kiki
Manga adaptation of the third Hibike! Euphonium novel.
8. Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu no Ichiban Atsui Natsu
The manga is based on the second volume of Takeda Ayano's novel series Hibike! Euphonium.
9. Boku no Giovanni
A young Tetsuou watched a performance by Giovanni Bazonni and was inspired to become a master cellist. But he knows that living as he is in an out-of-the-way Japanese island means his musical aspirations are unlikely to be realised.
One day, a boy named Ikumi comes to stay at Tetsuou's place. Ikumi is the sole survivor of an accident at sea, wherein he saved himself by swimming out to Tetsuou's island.
But he makes a surprising claim: he says he found his way to safety by following the sound of beautiful cello music, and is convinced that the player was Tetsuou.
10. Nadeshiko Doremisora
Miya made a bold high school debut in an attempt to change from her once *infamously* boring self. She gets involved with another girl named Hiyo, and is convinced to enter the beautiful world of Japanese traditional instruments. Inspired by a mesmerizing live performance, Miya ends up joining Hiyo's quest to establish a "Japanese music club" and form a Japanese instrument ensemble.