Top 10 Sci Fi Manga of 2018
1. Mortals of the Doom
Zuo Tianchen is the last living human in a mutated zombie-infested city. Just when he was sure he'd died, he finds his soul returned to just before that ill-fated day ten years ago. He swears he'll protect the people important to him this time round and reunite with his past lover. Watch his struggles to survive equipped with his memory of the next ten years!
2. Darling in the Franxx
The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called FranXX to face off against them. For the children, riding the FranXX proves their existence.
A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a FranXX is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.
(Source: Anime News Network)
3. Cells at Work! CODE BLACK
A newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs … It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK!
(Source: Kodansha Comics)
4. Edens Zero
Eleven months after the grand finale of Fairy Tail, master mangaka Hiro Mashima is back with a great adventure beyond imagination! All the steadfast friendship, crazy fighting, and blue cats you've come to expect... IN SPACE!
A young boy gazes up at the sky and sees a streaming bolt of light. The friendly, armor-clad being at his side tells him gently, "That's a dragon." The fact that he's joking isn't important. What's important is the look of wonder on the boy's face... and the galaxy-spanning adventure that's about to take place! Join Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) once more as he takes to the stars for another thrilling saga!
5. Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
The Secret Society Kisaragi has one mission: world domination! They claim to be an evil organization, but their scientist is eccentric, their hot female generals wear little clothing, and they're surprisingly concerned about the fate of the world!?
No. 6 is a Combatant for Kisaragi, meaning his body has been reconstructed to be stronger and obey the orders of the generals. His latest mission? To do recon on an unknown alien planet with his new partner, the deadpan android Alice. There, he meets a busty female knight...riding a unicorn!? Thus begins their hilarious invasion of a magical fantasy world!
6. Naze Boku no Sekai wo Daremo Oboeteinai no ka?
"Why does no one remembers the true world...!"
The era when the great race of the five tribes competing for hegemony on the ground ended with the victory of mankind led by hero Sid. However, that world was suddenly "overwritten" in front of a boy Kai. In the rewritten world, Kai saw the scene where humans lost to the five tribal wars because of the absence of hero Sid—here dragons and demons dominate the ground, and Kai is a forgotten existence from all human beings. However, after encountering the mysterious girl Rinne, Kai decides to break this rewritten destiny. In a world without heroes, he inherits the hero's sword and martial art and challenges the mighty enemy races who reign.
7. Watashi Igai Jinrui Zeiin Yuri
This world somehow changed and isn't normal anymore... There's no boys to be found, and all the girls have become...
8. Noah's Notes
Professor Noah Minami Umberbach is not your average archeologist! For one, he's prone to whipping out his gun and blowing up stuff to make dramatic entrances. But that's just his eccentric nature and he's a man on a mission. A mission that may very well be the most important mission of all time. And he's dragging unlucky student, Kotobuki, along for the ride!'
Daigo Minai only has two goals—helping his sister pay off their late parents’ debt and graduating high school. But when he meets Arata One, a computer genius with an IQ of 191 and a penchant for punishing criminals, he gets saddled with a third—using his muscle to help One achieve his dream of one day ruling the city as the wizard-level hacker “ne0” by taking down one criminal at a time.
10. CODE VEIN -Memory Echoes-
In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity.
The manga's spinoff story centers on the Revenant Louis, who is also known as Sekiken (Red Sword).