Man. Haven’t touched on manga on this blog in a while.
There are some STRANGE concepts for manga, absolutely. And honestly, I think I see more strange manga, than anime- maybe the big budget studios don’t want to risk putting their effort into something controversial? Regardless, some of these strange manga just go all in for being weird and absurd. From absurd concepts, such as that of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, or rather perverse and odd ones, such as Midori Days, these manga often thrive off of their strangeness.
However, some manga, do more than that. Using their strangeness, they manage to tell a legitimately compelling story, with good characterization, thematic elements, and an intriguing plot. With strange, surreal elements, a blatantly perverse plot, or a simply ridiculous premise that would not go well in Western countries, these manga manage to take strange concepts, and create seriously good narratives. So today, I’d like to take a look at some of the stranger manga I’ve read, that manage to also, somehow, create a great story.
Now: a bit of warning. As it is with the nature of such a topic, most of these manga contain rather adult scenes and concepts- 18+ only. We’re talking about stuff that, in the Western world, simply would not receive much mainstream attention- and, for the most part, as far as manga is concerned, that just happens to be lots of stories with blatant sexual themes. Trust me though: these manga are GOOD. That said, let’s get into the list!
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