Today is Midterm Report Card day at Manga Recon, where we each list what we think were the best volumes of manga released in the first half of 2009. This was an incredibly difficult question for me, and there are so many titles I would like to have listed and didn’t have room for.
The volumes that made the top five for me were Hikaru no Go, Vol. 15, Future Lovers, Vol. 2, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Vol. 1, We Were There, Vol. 4, and Pluto, Vol. 3. Check out the full report to find out why and to read everyone else’s fantastic lists!
A few volumes I wanted to mention, but couldn’t: xxxHolic, Vol. 13, One Thousand and One Nights, Vol. 7, NANA, Vols. 15 & 16, Mushishi, Vol. 7, Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 18, Fruits Basket, Vol. 22, and Age Called Blue.
One title I hadn’t read yet, but might have included if I had: Venus Capriccio, Vol. 1.
It’s been a fantastic six months for manga! What have been some of your favorites?