Top 10 Sci Fi Manga of 1990
1. Battle Angel Alita
In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?
(Source: Kodansha Comics)
2. The Legend of Mother Sarah
Orbiting serenely above a long-ago poisoned earth, the last bastion of human civilization is the space colonies. After a terrorist attack, the colonists are forced into exile on the blighted planet below. In the confusion, a young mother is separated from her family and is flung into a bleak, uncertain future...
But Sarah will not rest until she finds her children. Katsuhiro Otomo has explored the dark side of the psyche with Domu and the corruption that comes with absolute power in Akira. Now Otomo has set his sights on the enduring power of hope. Welcome to The Legend of Mother Sarah. This volume collects all eight issues this compelling series, one of the finest ever produced.
(Source: Dark Horse)
A SF/horror manga that takes place in 2200. At a chicken manufacturing company, a certain chicken transforms into a supermutant named Chicken George. And so, a nightmarish journey through a twisted version of the future unfolds.
4. Mobile Suit Gundam F90
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Phantom mobile suits, oh my! Renegade Zeon mobile suits steal the newly developed Gundam F90 during it's testing phase! The Federation Forces give pursuit to Mars where the Oldsmobile Army is about to unleash it's ultimate assault against the Earth! Who will survive?!
Namirou Itsuki, named "Baron" because of his impressive size and his herculean strength, lives an ordinary life with his familial problems. He just proposed to his girlfriend Youko, when she starts having strange dreams. Are they an omen? And what will happen to Youko's brother, who witnessed a UFO's arrival in Australia ?
8. Dark Whisper
During WWIII an US Navy boat sinks at the bottom of an ocean (well actually the whole North America disappears from the face of earth too). 8 years later a group of investigators are called to recover the boat and discover why the boat had sunk.
9. Angel Cop
To combat rising attacks by communist terrorists, Japan has created a special security force authorized to use lethal force. Angel, the newest member of the force, fights to take down the terrorist group, Red May. Accidentally uncovering ties between Red May and the government, she and the rest of the Special Security Force are targeted for execution by 3 "hunters", enhanced psychics, working for the government. Together with her cybernetically enhanced partner, Raiden, it is up to Angel to stop them.
10. Orgel Garden
Mary, who doesn't feel she's happy in life in spite of being rich. Sakura, who worries over being considerably slow. For Mary, it's expressing her love through a music box, and for Sakura, it's gaining the courage to be herself ..