Top 10 Psychological Manga of 2014
There is nowhere that Seon Jin can find solace. At school, he is ruthlessly bullied due to his unsettlingly quiet nature and weak appearance. However, this is not the source of Jin's insurmountable terror: the thing that he fears more than anything else is his own father.
To most, Jin's father is a successful businessman, good samaritan, and doting parent. But that is merely a facade; in truth, he is a deranged serial killer—and Jin is his unwilling accomplice. For years, they have been carrying out this ruse with the police being none the wiser. However, when his father takes an interest in the pretty transfer student Yoon Kyun, Jin must make a decision—be the coward who sends her to the gallows like all the rest, or be the bastard of a son who defies his wicked parent.
2. Tokyo Ghoul:re
In Tokyo, an unchanging despair is lurking. Mysterious man-eating beings, ghouls, run rampant in Tokyo. Living hidden during everyday life, the existence of ghouls, whose true identities are shrouded in mystery, permanently terrorizes Tokyo's residents.
At CCG, the sole institution that investigates and resolves cases related to ghouls, Haise Sasaki has been assigned a certain mission. While dealing with the unruly four problem children known as "Quinx", Haise's days of suffering begin...?!
Included side stories:
Vol. 3: Tokyo Ghoul: Joker. Released on Jun 30, 2014, it follows Juuzo Suzuya and takes place between the original series and Tokyo Ghoul:re.
Vol. 4: Chapter 31.5: With The Lord.
3. Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler
Hyakkaou Academy, a prestigious private school. Here in this academy, students are divided into social strata. Standing above all others is the student council, who rules over the students with their Gambles. It's heaven if you win, and hell if you lose. Those adept at gambling are the envy of all, while the weak are left to suffer the madness of the academy. One girl transfers to this academy. Her name is Jyabami Yumeko.
Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he's done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something…different about himself.
5. Winter Woods
A few thousand years has passed since an alchemist created Winter. He is now living with Jane learning what it means to be alive as a human.
6. Real Account
In a world driven by fictionalized friendship, courtesy of the program named "real account", the table suddenly turns, and the cybernetic world turns real! how will they survive?
Included bonus chapter: 8.5
The first part of Real Account was serialized in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine until August 9, 2014; the second part—with the chapter count reset to 1—started in Weekly Shounen Magazine on December 24.
7. Usemono Yado
There is an inn that you can visit where you'll find old things you thought were lost forever.
8. Dead Tube
Dead Tube is a website that hosts videos from the macabre to the sensual. The more graphic the video, the more views it receives; and online, this is a sordid business.
Tomohiro Machiya is a member of the Film Research Club and has always been an avid fan of filming. One day he is confronted by Mai Mashiro, an attractive girl on the swim team. She asks him to film her nonstop for two days straight. But, on the second day of filming, Machiya witnesses Mashiro brutally murder one of their classmates. However, someone else takes the fall for the crime, and Mashiro gleefully informs him that their film was a "winner" on Dead Tube.
As more and more of the school starts to get involved with Dead Tube, many quickly get in over their heads from the punishments for failing the contests. And, since he helped with Mashiro's video, Machiya must participate, and continue filming for this deadly game.
9. "X" Method In The Dead Of Night
Kamiya Hiroki always thought women had it easy. This thought was throttled by the fact that his 24-year-old sister does not work and plays games all day. Why couldn't he have it this easy? He wanted to become a woman and be lazy like his sister. After blogging about his rants about his sister online, a mysterious reader comments on his blog, stating that there are ways to swap bodies with others. This would bring Hiroki's dream of becoming a woman to reality . Unfortunately for Hiroki, swapping bodies had unintended consequences when he returned to his own body.
10. Distant Sky
Gangnam in complete darkness… "Am I the only one alive? What’s going on?…" A boy wakes up to find himself in a building full of dead people. No cars, no electricity and no stars in the sky… Not only Gangnam, but the entire city seems deserted.