I just realised that the members of this forum are getting older. Which means that the large majority of you have already read most of the common and popular manga that suit your particular tastes, and are now just exploring new series every now and then.
So, in the interests of generating some discussion, what are some of the new (or newly-scanlated) manga that you've been reading recently and think worth following or have potential to become big in the future? I'm primarily interested here in manga series that have come out within the last year or so (which means less than 52 chapters released for a weekly series, or 12 chapters for a monthly series).
My own list:
- GE - Good Ending is pretty good, for a shounen romantic comedy. Artwork is gorgeous - Ichigo 100% or Hatsukoi Limited level. The story is essentially about a weak / shy guy who has a huge crush on his senpai, but would never dare to do anything except watch her from afar. However, another classmate of his - who happens to be a rather cold-hearted girl - finds out, and forces / challenges him to do something about it. Only five chapters scanlated so far, but there's already two mysteries and it's been a pretty enjoyable ride.
- ARISA is like a shoujo high school equivalent of Death Note. Tsubasa and Arisa are twin girls separated during middle school because of their parents' divorce. Tsubasa is wild, rough and tomboyish, whereas Arisa is sweet, smart and perfect. However, after a joyful reunion, Arisa hints that there's something going horribly wrong with her school life, and attempts suicide. With her twin in a coma, Tsubasa decides to disguise herself and infiltrate her sister's school to find out exactly what drove Arisa to want to commit suicide. The first 8 chapters have been scanlated so far.
- Little House with an Orange Roof has been completed already, but the scanlations only started this year. And it's been one of my favourites to follow. Seinen romance, between a man with two sons and a woman with two daughters. Thanks to a crooked real estate agent, they end up buying and having to share the same house. A very sweet, pure story, and beautiful artwork.
- The other two new series that I've been following have been Adachi's Q&A and Takahashi's Kyoukai no Rinne. But frankly, they just don't seem to be that appealing this time around.
What about the rest of you? What are some of the good new manga series that you're planning to follow?