It’s that time again, this time we’re bumping up the numbers for this month, instead of “Top Five”, we’re going for the Top Ten! If you would like to check out the past Top Five Lists, click here; but for now, let’s see if your favorite made our list!
The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai)
Making their way on the Number Ten spot is Nakaba Suzuki’s Nanatsu No Taizai, also known to many as the Seven Deadly Sins. In the land of Britannia, A Band of Knights disbanded for planning a Coup of the Liones Kingdom. The Princess finds out the truth that the King’s Guards, the Holy Knights framed the Deadly Sins! The Seven Deadly Sins is one of the best selling Fantasy Manga in the world, it has been on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Manga, Oricon and was adapted into an Anime, which you can find on Netflix (Also includes the movie ‘Prisoners of the Sky’ as well!)
Number Nine is the Supernatural Thriller known as Death Note, written by Tsugumi Ohba and art by Takeshi Obata, the story begins when a Teen Genius named Light Yagami finds a strange, mysterious notebook that belongs to a Shinigami named Ryuk; while Light uses the notebook and the alias “Kira” to create a utopia without crime, an elite task force of Officers lead by a mysterious international detective named “L“. With the success and popularity of the Manga and the Anime and eventually the Live-Action Films also includes scrutiny, there have been copycat crimes and eventually leading the Manga and Anime to be banned in China, almost being banned in New Mexico.
The Ancient Magus Bride
Our Number Eight spot finds us in the Dark Fantasy Realm of The Ancient Magus Bride, written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki, The Ancient Magus Bride was originally published in Mag Garden and the Monthly Comic Garden Magazine; Our story begins with an Orphaned High School Girl named Chise Hatori, she was ostracized by relatives and society, so one day she decided to sell herself on Auction for someone to take her in and have a new place to call home. A mysterious seven-foot-tall humanoid with an animal skull for a head buys Chise and makes her his apprentice and one day, to become his wife. She begins her new life in a world brimming with Ancient Faerie Magic. This Book series also has a couple of Light Novels and was adapted into an Anime Series, Wit Studios produced the Animation, while Production I.G. was credited with Planning and Production.
The Promised Neverland
Taking the Seventh Spot is Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu‘s The Promised Neverland, The story follows three Orphans, Emma, Norman, and Ray along with other orphans that live together peacefully at an Orphanage, but that peace turns out to be a lie when the orphans realize that the Orphanage is really a farm where they raise the children to be fed to Demons! This story was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump since August 2016 and then was collected and published by the Company Shueisha. Since then it has won the Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shōnen category; it has been adapted into an Anime and soon to be a Live-Action-Film.