Recently, the manga world has been saturated with manga series that strongly emphasize how to deal with “real” problems. While this is a good thing indeed, manga readers should also take some time to read some entertaining comics. Here are the shining examples of such entertainment:
1. Ran and Tohru
Ran and Tohru was first serialized in Japan in the Shoujo manga magazine Bessatsu Friend from 2002-2003 by Robico. It continued its run as a web comic after an issue came out where it could not be serialized anymore due to difficulties between the author and publisher.
Two years later, Yen Press began publishing Ran and Tohru as a book series but eventually halted at two volumes because of the information given to them by Robico. It was finally republished as a graphic novel in 2012 and has already been collected into four volumes.
2. Killing Bites
Killing Bites is one like that, with an utterly unique storyline; the developers have for sure come up with a state-of-the-art series. Though not suggestible for kids due to some bold scenes, the adults will enjoy it because of the new idea that developers have bought. Killing Bites season 1 started to air in January 2018, when the manga series of the anime was already being published in the magazine.
As at the end of season 1, Yuya begins his journey of revenge; the Killing Bites season 2 will for sure carry along with the story from where it ended. However, it is still possible that the developers might develop an entirely different plot, ignoring all the happenings of season 1.
3. Ran to Haiiro no Sekai
Ran to Haiiro no Sekai is another Robico work that also became popular in its way due to its interesting story. The manga series was first published in 2011 through Bessatsu Friend magazine, where it ran until 2012, when the publisher decided to halt publication for various reasons.
Before it came out, an anime adaptation of this manga was made, which also aired back in 2011. Still, only 13 out of 24 episodes were aired before it ended because of similar reasons like Ran and Tohru previously mentioned above. Despite all this, fans still support Ran and Haiiro no Sekai because of how interesting both works are.
4. Rihito and Sora
The story revolves around Rihito and Sora, who are in the same class in school. While they were in middle school, Rihito was one of the famous students in his class until he transferred schools after graduating. Sora becomes interested in him when she notices that he has changed his appearance entirely but never talks to anyone anymore.
While at first, it seems like there is not much plot for Ran and Haiiro no Sekai to rely on due to its mediocrity, it manages to pull off being entertaining because of how well-developed the characters are. Unlike most manga where authors try hard to make sure that each character has their unique personalities (even if that means using tropes often found in other manga), Robico does an excellent job making readers feel attached towards Ran and Haiiro no Sekai characters through the various interactions readers witness between them throughout the series.
5. Shuichi Kuze
The story follows Shuichi Kuze, who feels out of place after being moved from his hometown due to family reasons by his parents. Another reason he feels out of place is how different he appears from everyone around him, being the only one who has silver hair and eyes. Shuichi soon meets a girl, Mizuki Hayama, who also has silver hair and eyes much like himself but lives an entirely different lifestyle from Shuichi’s. Despite their contrasting personalities, Kuze becomes interested in her after noticing that she acts so freely, being an outcast just like him.
6. The freaks and geeks
The story is very entertaining due to its unique setting in a high school where two groups of students separate into cliques: The freaks and geeks. This gives readers the feeling that they’re watching a live-action version of Glee with the way the characters interact with each other and because of how different their personalities are from one another. The manga is currently up to its 48th chapter and provides a light read thanks to its theme about acceptance, overcoming adversity, struggling for individuality, friendship, love, and high school life.