Top 10 Sci Fi Manga of 1995


1. Trigun

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Much of the damage attributed to "Vash" is caused by the activities of bounty hunters who are after the 60,000,000,000$$ (sixty billion "double dollars") reward on Vash's head for the destruction of a city called July. Vash does not clearly remember the destruction of July, and only wants "love and peace", as he puts it; though he is a gunfighter of inhuman skill, he uses his weapons only to save lives wherever he can.

As the series progresses, more is gradually learned about Vash's mysterious history and the history of the human civilization on Gunsmoke, the desert planet the series is set on. The series is often humorous in tone, but at the same time it involves very serious character development and especially in later episodes it becomes quite emotionally intense. Vash is occasionally joined by a priest, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who is almost as good a gunfighter as Vash himself, and later is targeted by a band of assassins known as the Gung-Ho Guns for reasons which are mysterious at first.

Trigun evolves into a very serious discussion of the nature of morality, posing questions such as: What is the nature of morality? Can we judge different moral codes? If a person is forced to betray their moral code, does that betrayal invalidate that moral code, and can the person still try to live up to that moral code? Can the person find redemption from their wrongs, and if so, how?

(Source: Wikipedia)


2. Level E

Comedy, Sci-Fi

Tsutsui Yukitaka was a freshman who had just entered a high school, and he was hoped to be a good baseball player. When he moved to a new apartment, there was a man in the room. He said he was an alien and lost his memory.
Actually, he was the first prince of Planet Dogra, and he was the man who had the best brain and the worst nature.


3. Stardust Memories


Stardust Memories is a short story compilation of human beings in the distant future where we have traveled deep into space. Each story describes a moral dilemma that people traveling in space may experience which is something that we have yet to determine in the current world.

Stardust Memories talk about such problems as the implications of having people travel for years, even decades, in the cold, quiet and endless universe. A different story tells on how human presence in a foreign galaxy will affect the environment. The topics the author decides to write about are interesting and makes you wonder about the future.


4. Ashen Victor

Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Meet Snev, a hapless motorballer nicknamed the "Crash King." Ever since a traumatic accident on the racetrack, Snev has been running on the edge of sanity. Only his best friend, a beautiful prostitute, still believes in him. Then, when Snev discovers his employers' ulterior motives for keeping him on the motorball circuit, he must muster the courage to confront both them and his inner demons!

(Source: Manga)


5. Shadow Lady

Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Supernatural

In the gothic Gray City, there lives a 17 years old girl named Aime Komori, very clumsy and shy. But during the night, she uses her magic eyes powder, and she turns into Shadow Lady, an expert thief with great abilities, beautiful and daring. During the night, she must take care of not being captured by the police, especially the Inspector Dori, who always puts an obsessive energy in trying to catch her.

(Source: ANN)


6. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi

After a generation of warfare, the Gundam boys finally secured a peace between Earth and the colonies by helping to defeat the Oz and White Fang armies. Now, out of the rubble, the surviving soldiers are re-emerging and clustering together into new factions. Heero Yuy has become a vigilante pacifist, tracking down weapons stashes and destroying them, while Relena, former Queen of the Earth Sphere, tries to maintain the peace politically. But an unmanned weapons factory has been discovered somewhere near Mars, and now the boys are going to have to dust off their mechs for one more battle to save the tenuous peace.

(Source: Tokyopop)


7. Zetman: Katsura Masakazu Tanpenshuu

Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The manga is a collection of 4 oneshots, published between 1989 and 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine:

ZETMAN(特別編集オータムスペシャル); Shounen Jump 1994, Special Autumn issue
Jin Kurono's father is dead, so he has been raised by his mother, who taught him the sense of honor and justice. But she died killed by a car, which ran away after the accident, leaving a scar in Jin's heart. Now, he's 23 years old, and he is the programmer of a new game: Zetman. Upset with the fact that there is no justice in the real world, he turns into his own superhero Zetman, to fight against crime, but with hard methods. To advise him and support him, he will always have his friend Sachiko Shirai.

Shin-no-Shin: Ai to Nikushimi no Time Slip (SHIN-NO-SHIN 愛と憎しみのタイムスリップ); Shounen Jump 1989 #31

Woman in the Man: Otoko no Naka no Onna (WOMAN IN THE MAN -男の中の女-); Shounen Jump 1993 #5+6
Tsuyomaru is a girlish boy while Hazumi is a tomboyish girl. Tsuyomaru is challenged to a fight by a student of another karate school, and while using a training machine operated by Hazumi, something goes wrong and they switch bodies...

Shadow Lady (pilot); Shounen Jump 1995 #3+4; Also included in volume 3 of Shadow Lady

(Source: MU)


8. Chirality

Adventure, Sci-Fi

The story is set in a not too distant future, in which Earth has been overrun by a horrifying technovirus. Mechanical parasites, mistakenly created in an attempt to advance technology, attach themselves to human spinal cords and turn their hosts into cyborgs. Desperate to rid themselves of this technological terror, the remaining human survivors try to band together and learn to defend themselves against android enemies.

9. Yojigen Sekai

Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A sci-fi manga created by Leiji Matsumoto in 1995.

10. Space Adventure Cobra: The Psychogun

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An all color sequel to the original classic, Space Adventure Cobra.

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