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Mainichi Manga - Popular and Favorite Picks

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On this page, you can find manga that are either currently popular or some of our favorite picks. Our favorite picks can be older or newer titles. Each manga is labeled as either "Popular" or "Favorite Pick" to help distinguish.

Each manga includes:
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-Author/illustrator
-Magazine/s printed in and publisher
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-Number of volumes in English, if any, and publisher
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Popular

Attack on Titan Spinoffs

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall novel cover

Before the Fall

From Kodansha:
Humanity has learned to live in complacency behind its high walls, protected from the giant Titans. But when a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates, a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists. After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman's partially digested corpse - with her baby still alive inside it! What will the fate of this "child of the Titans" be? And how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?

Hajime Isayama is the creator of Attack on Titan. Before the Fall was made as both a novel and manga series. The novel is written by Ryo Suzukaze and illustrated by Thores Shibamoto. It has three volumes. The manga is written by Ryo Suzukaze and illustrated by Satoshi Shiki, and it is serialized in Shounen Sirius by Kodansha. It currently has three volumes. In English, there is currently one novel volume by Vertical and two manga volumes by Kodansha.


Attack on Titan: No Regrets cover

No Regrets

From Manga Updates:
The young Erwin Smith is a rising star in the Survey Corps, humanity's only hope of defeating the man-eating monsters known as Titans. Ruthless and dispassionate, Erwin's mind is devoted to strategies and intrigue. But beneath Erwin's feet is another world, the Underground, where humans are born and die surrounded by the garbage the Capital throws away. Here, the criminal Levi survives on his wits and agility. But when these two ambitious men cross paths, who will prove himself stronger?

Hajime Isayama is the creator of Attack on Titan. No Regrets is written by Gan Sunaaku and illustrated by Hikaru Suruga. It was serialized in Aria by Kodansha. It has two volumes in both Japanese and English. Kodansha published the English volumes.

Soon to be animated into 2 OVAs. They will be bundled with the 15th and 16th Japanese volumes of the main manga on December 9, 2014 and April 9, 2015.

Here is a preview for the OVAs from Kodansha.

Favorite Pick

Silver Diamond volume 1 cover

Silver Diamond

From MyAnimeList:
Sawa Rakan is a normal high school student living a quiet life alone, tending to his many lush plants. This peace is disrupted when a foreign man and several dangerous creatures suddenly crash into his garden. The man immediately turns his odd plant-like weapon on Rakan, but after seeing it respond to Rakan's touch, his attitude completely changes. The man, Chigusa, declares that Rakan is a precious "sanome," a person who can cultivate plant life at will.

Being the last known sanome, Chigusa vows to protect Rakan at all costs and asks for his support. Chigusa is an infamous outlaw that aims to destroy the ayame creatures that siphon life from his dying world, including the current prince who oddly looks exactly like Rakan.

Rakan travels to Chigusa's desert world that is filled with despondent people, strange creatures, spirits, and magic. Along the way, they gather more followers and supporters in their quest to return green to the barren, decaying land.

Shiho Sugiura is the creator of Silver Diamond. It was serialized in Ichiraci by Tousuisha. It has 27 volumes and a side story called Silver Diamond Gaiden that is one volume. The first nine volumes were published in English by Tokyopop.