Top 10 Psychological Manga of 2017
1. A Trail of Blood
The illusion of that person leads me astray. Mother and son. This is the ultimate favoritism.
2. A Realist Hero's Kingdom Reconstruction Chronicle
“O, Hero!” With that cliched line, Kazuya Souma found himself summoned to another world and his adventure–-did not begin. After he presents his plan to strengthen the country economically and militarily, the king cedes the throne to him and Souma finds himself saddled with ruling the nation! What’s more, he’s betrothed to the king’s daughter now…?! In order to get the country back on its feet, Souma calls the wise, the talented, and the gifted to his side. Five people gather before the newly crowned Souma. Just what are the many talents and abilities they possess…?! What path will his outlook as a realist take Souma and the people of his country down? A revolutionary transferred-to-another-world administrative fantasy series starts here!
3. Toumei Ningen no Hone
At first glance, the family of Aya Kinomiya may seem quite ordinary: loving mother and father, and a kind elder brother, however, appearances can be deceiving—Aya's father constantly beats her mother, scolds her daughter, and commits other inappropriate deeds. Because of all this, Aya envies children who actually have really loving fathers. One day, once again witnessing a quarrel between father and mother, Aya experiences a great deal of stress, due to which she gains an ability to turn invisible. At first, the girl is indulged with superpowers, but soon she makes a decision that will probably make her blame herself for the rest of her life... (Source: MAL)
4. Random Chatting Geunyeo!
Joonwoo hates school and has trouble making friends. The only time he's happy is when he's talking to strangers on the Random Chatting phone app. That's how Joonwoo ends up befriending a girl on RanChat who turns out to be his classmate Sungah but she has no idea about it! Will Joonwoo be able to fight his social anxiety and become closer to her in real life?
5. Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: 24-oku Dasshutsu-hen
The continuation of the Kaiji series, picking up immediately after the end of One Poker Hen.
One Poker has been concluded, with Kaiji emerging as the victor and claiming the 2.4 Billion Yen as a prize! But now, a new problem arises... how can the Asian Trio take it with them with Kazuya's Black Suits gathered right outside the entrance of the warehouse?!
Chapter count for this arc begins at 255 in the original tankoubon.
6. Mahou Shoujo Site Sept
Tsurara Takahashi is a middle school student who belongs to the Shinzen tennis club. However, she carries a great misfortune that she cannot confess to her friends: she met the mysterious Mahou Shoujo Site and was given a stick in the shape of an electric drill.
7. Satsuriku Morph
Plagued by visions of a psychopath after a slaughter in a busy street in downtown Ikebukuro, Madoka must question her own sanity as to whether what she is seeing is actually happening.
8. Story of Our Lives
Whether it is a fantasy or a real ghost, Hyunwoo keeps seeing Jihye, his dead girlfriend whom he dated for 10 years. The car accident happened right in front of him, and from that day on wards, he lived the life of a hopeless nut job. Hyunwoo's mother, who's on the verge of giving up, decides to set him up for a blind date. Things happen and Hyunwoo agrees to meet the woman his mother set him up with. Her name is Jimin and she turns out to be a dead ringer for Jihye. Rattled, Hyunwoo gets drunk and keeps on overlapping Jihye's image with Jimin's. Until finally, in his confusion, he kisses Jimin. Will Hyunwoo realize Jimin's deepest secret? What will happen if he finds out about it?
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9. Ijousha no Ai
Too selfish, unreasonable, and violent "love." When the passion loses its place, that word that should have been beautiful is reversed to the worst "harm." How does the "monster" pursue others when its own love is not rewarded? Who are the fangs and nails of the abnormal being aimed at? Is there a way to protect yourself from that terrible love and hate? But it was loved by "Sore." If there was a reason for the boy's misfortune, that was it.
10. Minasama no Omocha desu
Tsukimiya is a dutiful kid who has been looking after his family since his mother's passing, and a popular pretty boy at school, but he rejects all those who confess to him due to an unrequited love he holds for one of his teachers. However he suddenly finds himself kidnapped by a group of beautiful women, who promise him a life of daily torture from now on.