Top 10 Sci Fi Manga of 1991
1. Getter Robo Go
Years after the events of Getter Robo/Shin Getter Robo, Hayato Jin is the leader of NISAR; a private owned research and weapons development organization based in Japan. He, and Professor Tachibana, have been developing various weapons and building up their forces to deal with a threat that started fifteen years ago: the mad scientist Rando. When Rando's forces begin their terrorist operations around the world, NISAR begins its search for exceptional soldiers to pilot their super weapon, the Getter Robo.
2. Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor
Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents the "lost" Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface, but never collected until now. Focusing on Section 9 agents in their daily battle against technocrime, Human-Error Processor has all the mind-twisting cybermadness you've come to expect from Ghost in the Shell but set in a more police-procedural context with action and suspense galore.
(Source: Dark Horse)
4. Boku to Furio to Koutei de
A collection of some of Daijiro Morohoshi's works, spanning the years 1981 to 1990.
1) Hakobune ga Kita Hi (1983)
2) Nanpasen (1982)
3) Chinjunomori (1983)
4) Boku to Furio to Koutei de (1983)
5) Numa no Kodomo (1982)
6) Ryusa (1982)
7) Kuroishi-tou Satsujin Jiken (1982)
8) Shiro (1990)
9) Aoi Mure (1981)
10) Kage no Machi (1985)
5. Outer Zone
A Twilight Zone/Outer Limits-esque romp through the occult and supernatural led by your elven-eared hostess, Misery.
A hard-bitten Japanese P.I. and a scientist's daughter travel to Australia to unravel the mystery of a sentient biochip! A secret research project has gone awry, and both the biochip and Eiko Hirgure's father have disappeared. Together with detective Happo Mitsuri, they uncover an increasingly tangled trail. Who is the mysterious stranger who contacts Happo? What is the sinister organization following the proceedings? And what does a mermaid have to do with all this?
(Source: Dark Horse Comics)
It‘s a mysterious and haunting series about a man (?) who is tossed about in time and space, never knowing who he is or why he's fated to be a perpetual voyager. His name is Facade, and he shares his body with four other entities- Wolf Face, a male wolf who has mastered human speech; Twin, a female swan with a double pair of wings; the Professor, who is pure personality without a body of his own; Naaku, a dragon (sex evidently unknown- maybe dragons don't have them); and a fifth person who has yet to appear and about whom nothing is known. Sometimes Facade's co-tenants manifest in their own bodies, sometimes they merely change part of Facade's body into their own. This allows Facade, for instance, to fly with Twin's wings or, in one unusually happy tale in the first volume, to manifest as the god Anubis to a number of ancient Egyptians by grafting Wolf Face's head onto his own human body.
8. Dr. Kishiwada's Scientific Affection
The hero is Dr. Kishiwada, a brilliant but demented scientist, who creates bizarre mechas, battles the forces of evil, or just mucks about. There are many parodies of B-grade sci-fi movies and of TV. Crazy, slick, and very funny.
9. Time Walker Zero
Setsuna Rei has a special tattoo on the palm of his hand that allows him to go back in time and change history. He uses this special power to earn his living. For a fee he will go back in time to change the course of history for a client.
10. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Time-travellers from the 22nd century return to present day Japan to warn the world that Godzilla will soon return, and his rampage will be so great that the country will never recover.
With the help of a non-fiction writer who has accurately guessed the true origin of Godzilla, the people of the future offer to return to the past and prevent Godzilla's birth. However, upon returning to the present they find that Godzilla has been replaced by an even greater threat; The three-headed demon King Ghidorah!
How can the world survive without the King Of The Monsters to face this new terror?