Top 10 Sci Fi Manga of 2013
1. Sword Art Online: Progressive
"This game is impossible to clear. It's just a matter of when, where and how you die." Kayaba Akihiko's death game has been up for one month. This incredibly difficult VRMMO has already claimed 2000 victims. It's the day of the 1st floor boss strategy meeting. The solo player Kirito, who's decided to only strengthen himself, meets a rare female player on the current front lines, while heading to the meeting around noon. Fighting alone against the strong monsters, she was like a meteor cutting the night sky.
A compilation of Aria in the Starless Night, where Kirito becomes known as the Black Swordsman, the events concerning the 2nd floor boss clearing, and Rondo of the Transient Blade, the sad tale of a young male blacksmith.
(Source: Novel volume 1 description)
2. World Trigger
A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth's only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!
(Source: Viz Media)
3. UQ Holder!
In the year 2086, a decade since the world became aware of the existence of magic, the world has undergone massive upheaval. However, a boy named Touta and his foster mother, a mage named Yukihime, live in seclusion in a rural town far removed from these changes. Touta has a dream to climb to the top of the capital's space elevator and make a name for himself. When his tranquil daily life is disrupted, he embarks on a unique adventure alongside Yukihime. Becoming a vampire and joining an organization of immortals called UQ Holder will just have to be one step on that path to making his dreams come true. (Source: ANN)
4. Kanojo ni Naru Hi
Miyoshi is always competing and losing against his childhood friend, Mamiya, who is good at everything. One day, Mamiya collapses from illness and is hospitalized forseveral weeks. When he returns to school, it turns out he is genetically female, and has decided to try living his life as a girl now much to Miyoshi's horror.
5. The Irregular at Magic High School: Nine Schools Competition Arc
There are currently nine magic high schools affiliated with the National University of Magic throughout the country. In an effort to address the current limitations, magic high schools are trained to the highest degree, while they are trying to increase the limited pool of instructors. For that purpose, a measure was put in place so as to fuel the student's aspirations through competitions between the 9 magic schools. The largest of these is the summer Nine Schools Competition. It is a nationwide magic high school magic tournament. Every year a selection of magic high school students from across the country meet, putting their pride on the line, and unfold a story of frustration and glory. With a huge crowd including not only government officials and those interested in magic but also businesses, overseas companies, researchers and scouts, this is the greatest stage for magic high school students to shine. This year too, the curtains of that momentous event will be raised again.
6. Clockwork Planet
Everyone on the Clockwork Planet considers Naoto Miura a machinery nut. Every moment of every day, he has his mind on gears and his hands tinkering with delicate mechanical motors. But nobody understand how he can hear and feel gears in operation, even from a long distance away. Then one day, a clockwork maiden falls from the sky, presaging events that would shake the whole world...
7. A Certain Scientific Accelerator
Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator is the fifth manga series that is based off the Toaru Majutsu no Index franchise.The events of the manga feature the Accelerator after his defeat at the hands of Kamijou Touma and the gunshot wound that he received at the hands of Amai Ao.
8. Giganto Maxia
From Berserk creator Kentaro Miura comes Giganto Maxia, a science-fiction/fantasy manga of titanic proportions! One hundred million years in the future, the Empire of Olympus uses colossal mutant beasts to crush its adversaries. Only the gladiator Delos, the mystic Prome, and the titan Gohra can hope to prevent genocide!
(Source: Dark Horse Comics)
What if your lover died, you lost your will to live, and a robot was sent to you that looked like your lost lover?
10. Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation - Hello New World