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Underrated Manga

Hello everyone, Emma here!

I hope you all enjoyed my last blog post of my top 10 mangas and hope you gave some of them a try. Now im going to be talking about the mangas I think are underrated, keep in mind this is my opinion and it may not be the same as yours. We all know the top mangas out there and how can we not they are badass right? The mangas I'm going to be talking about today may not be well known by most but they are still awesome, but well its really hard for me not to like reading manga (lol) none the less I think these manga should be known some more. Now then shall we start, also there Isn't any specific order for them I like them all just the same, and think that they should be read by more people. Lets start with

Manga: Otomen
Author: Aya Kanno
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Status: Complete
Anime: None but there is a TV Drama

Asuka Masamune is a guy who loves girly things; sewing, knitting, making cute stuffed animals and reading shojo comics in another word an Otomen. But in a world where boys are expected to act manly, Asuka must hide his beloved hobbies and play the part of a masculine jock instead. He is the number one in the country in kendo, he is good at judo, karate, acts as manly as possible and is consider to be a man among men in school. Ryo Miyakozuka, on the other hand, is a girl who can't sew or bake a cake to save her life. She is good at sports and like Asuka is good at martial arts, even though she is beautiful she is not girly at all. After a fateful meeting Asuka finds himself drawn to Ryo, but she likes only the manliest of men. Even though he is consider to be the man among men in school when ever he is near Ryo; Asuka just can't keep his manly mask on and slowly reveals his cute and girly side. Otomen is a really cute and funny manga, I couldn't stop laughing and in some parts I would even cry well not really just got a little teary eye, that would me more towards the end of the manga. I really enjoyed the story is was really nice and a change of pace from all the other mangas I'm reading, there also isn't that much romance in it. I know it sounds like it has a lot of it but not really it's a modern amount of it for the most part I found it to be more funny. If you are looking for something cute and funny then this manga won't let you down. 


Manga: Wild Life
Author: Fujisaki Masato
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Shounen
Status: Ongoing
Anime: None

Iwashiro Tetsushou  also known as "Tesshou" is your typical high school delinquent with a special skill, he has a perfect pitch. This skill enables him to hear things most people wouldn't, after saving a small dog thanks to his perfect pitch, Tesshou realises his calling in life is to become a Veterinarian. Even though he found something he wants to do and would be really good at Tesshou isn't one for studying much, but none the less he gives it his all and with some help of his perfect pitch he manages to pass the exam and becomes a veterinarian. What Tesshou lacks in intelligence he makes up with his passion, no matter how bad an animal maybe he always does his best to help it. Not only does he care so much for the animals but he also tries his best to help the animals owner as well. He is even willing to risk his life so long as the animal can live, his passion really is something. No matter how many people tell him it might be impossible; for the animal and the owners sake he always manages to make it possible. He is really straight forward and loves to help all animals, he vows to never let an animal die while in his care, as well as to not charge insane amount of money from the owners for the examinations of the animals. I found this manga to be funny plus they have lots of different animal in it, I for one love animals so I am really enjoying it.

Manga: Ubel Blatt(Evil Blade)
Author: Shiono Etorouji
Genres: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Mature, Seinen
Status: Ongoing
Anime: None

In a time of war and fear the Emperor dispatched fourteen youths of these; three died, four became traitors, and seven became heroes. The "Seven Heroes" halted the invasion to herald a time of prosperity while the four traitors became "Lances of Betrayal" and were supposedly defeated, two decades later, the "Lance of Betrayal" have reappeared and formed a bandit group near the frontier Fief Gormbark. A man with a black sword and a scar over his his left eye slays an entire troop of that group, he is identified as the boy, Koinzell. Koinzell a half breed boy who is very skilled with his sword, and becomes the object of fear and hope as well. Even though his own past, motivations, and purpose are a mystery those who cross his past either come to fear him for his skill or see him as a symbol of hope for his sense of justice. I really enjoyed reading this manga it has a really interesting story, although it is a bit fast paced but other than that its really good and kinda hard to put down. 

Manga: Shaman King
Author: Takei Hiroyuki
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
Status: Complete
Anime: Available

Yoh Asakura is a shaman one of the gifted few who, thanks to training and/or natural talent, can see and channel spirits that most people can't even see.Yoh is very carefree and lazy, but loves to help people and spirits alike, and is always looking for strong spirits to have as partners. Yoh is in training for the ultimate shaman sports event: the "Shaman Fight in Tokyo," the once-every-500-years tournament to see who can shape humanity's future and become the "Shaman King," but unfortunately for Yoh, every shaman in the world is competing for the same prize. With the help of his fiancée, Anna, and Amidamaru a 600 year old samurai spirit, Yoh enters the "Shaman Fight" to fight for the the right to be the "Shaman King." Upon entering the competition Yoh found some formidable enemies as well as friends, together with Amidamaru he must face all kinds of difficult trials and fight his hardest against the other shamans. 

Manga: Natsume Yuujinchou
Author: Midorikawa Yuki
Genres: Drama, Shoujo, Supernatural
Status: Ongoing
Anime: Available

Natsume Takashi is just an ordinary kid, except he can see ayakashi, just like his grandmother Natsume Reiko could. Reiko, though, used to bully the spirits, she would challenge them to a fight and if they lost they had to write their names, thus bounding them to her will in "the Book of Friends." Years after her death, Reiko's grandson Takashi has inherited this book and is the only one who can command them as well as set them free of their contract with Reiko; now a never-ending stream of ayakashi are coming after him. While running away from the ayakashi that are trying to get the book of friends from him; Takashi stumbles on a shrine and releases an ayakashi that has been sealed in there. After finding out that Takashi has the book of friends the ayakashi tries to take it away from him and fails so Takashi makes a deal with him. Takashi wants to return the names back to the ayakashi that are in the book of friends but he will need a bodyguard to protect him, Takashi tells Madara that if in the process he dies then Madara can have that book of friend. With the help of Madara aka "Nyanko-Sensei"; (who really just wants Takashi to die so he can have the book), they spend their days dissolving the contracts that bind the ayakashi as well as trying not to get killed. This is a really heart-warming manga that will have you fall in love with Takashi and Nyanko-Sensei every chapter/episode. 

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