YOUR 2020 Manga Countdown!

Welcome to 2020's manga countdown fully packed with YOUR submissions! Thank you all so much for participating, and I hope you'll find many, many new works to enjoy as we run with anticipation towards the end of the year!

Day 30

A Future With You cover image

Title:

A Future With You

By:

Shimako Wan

Submission by: BL Party!

BL Party!'s comment:

A tug-at-your-heartstrings, messy, kinky story, with an adorable secondary story, makes this my favorite of Shimako Wan's works.

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Day 18

Mo Dao Zu Shi (The Master of Diabolism) cover image

Title:

Mo Dao Zu Shi (The Master of Diabolism)

By:

Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (Original Author), Luo Di Cheng Qiu (Art)

Submission by: BL Prism

BL Prism's comment:

Although I haven't fully read it yet, MDZS is THE danmei series to get into and can easily convert any friend into a shipper with the dramatic storylines and backstory set in ancient China in a Xanxia universe. Recommended since it's also one of the closest adaptations of the novel.

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Day 10

DoS Obake Ga Nekasetekurenai cover image

Title:

DoS Obake Ga Nekasetekurenai

By:

Tokishiba

Submission by: Yuuna Shio

Yuuna Shio's comment:

I don't know how to say this but it's just good the art's good same with the plot and the happenings☆.

Sareru's comment:

This has been licensed by Futekiya, but has not yet been released on their website! I'll provide a link as soon as I can!

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Day 14

Grand Blue Dreaming cover image

Title:

Grand Blue Dreaming

By:

Kenji Inoue

Submission by: Anon

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Day 3

Secret XXX cover image

Title:

Secret XXX

By:

Hinohara Meguru

Submission by: Phya

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Day 16

Blue Sky Complex cover image

Title:

Blue Sky Complex

By:

Ichikawa Kei

Submission by: Anon

Anon's comment:

While this manga seems to be quite popular in the international fanbase, many people only read the scanlation and not keen into supporting it. It's true that it can't get licensed in EN because the publisher isn't open to the EN market, but the author has acknowledged the demand from the fans and made her 8th and 9th doujinshi available in English through dlsite. It's time for more people to know about this and give support to what the author has offered, and who knows if the publisher might change in the future? I've put up links to the English version of the doujinshis on the description section on mangaupdates.

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Day 25

My Dearest Cop cover image

Title:

My Dearest Cop

By:

Niyama

Submission by: BL Prism

BL Prism's comment:

Niyama is one of my favorite BL mangaka and this story is very sweet and sexy at the same time with an couple who's working their everyday jobs and falling in love with each other.

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Day 31

Madoka's Secret cover image

Title:

Madoka's Secret

By:

Kingyobachi Deme

Submission by: Sareru

Sareru's comment:

Let's wave 2020 goodbye (it's about damn time) with an adorable work that plays with society's gender roles from a child's point of view! Madoka is a grade schooler who likes to wear the skirts and dresses his big sister designs (and he looks super adorable in them, too!). After his family moves, his goal is to become manly and cool after being bullied for being cute before, but he soon meets his neighbor Itsuki who he mistakes for a boy at first. Will Madoka accept himself? Will the others do so as well? Are they both super cute and tickling my maternal instincts?! By the time I chose this manga, I didn't even know that it'd get an English release, or that this English release would be completed by the time this recommendation goes live! Big thanks to BL Party! for letting me know about this 💕 (and of course to Manga Planet for publishing it 😘

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Day 17

Your wish is my command cover image

Title:

Your wish is my command

By:

Sagold

Submission by: Everything yaoi

Everything yaoi's comment:

Despite having only read a few chapters, I can genuinely recommend this magical dildo boy madness. It's great for a laugh with amazing art to boot. Cannot wait to see the mermaids and giant pencils in the butt to overcome.

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Day 1

Spy x Family cover image

Title:

Spy x Family

By:

Umeda Abi

Submission by: Sareru

Sareru's comment:

Starting off this countdown with a series full of action, excitement and one weird-ass family! Agent Twilight is on a mission in the enemy's country, and to complete it he has to find himself a child and a wife ASAP! He manages to find them, but little does he know, his new kid is a psychic who can read people's minds (and is a big Bond nerd) and his wife casually assasinates people for the government at night. A crazy good series that has its latest chapters available for free on Manga Plus!

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Day 9

Ten Count cover image

Title:

Ten Count

By:

Takarai Rihito

Submission by: Natálie

Natálie's comment:

I love the plot.

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Day 6

Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! cover image

Title:

Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

By:

Yuu Toyota

Submission by: BL Party!

BL Party!'s comment:

Hilarious and heartwarming, this is one of the most charming titles to have come out this year.

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Day 13

Canis: Dear Mr. Rain cover image

Title:

Canis: Dear Mr. Rain

By:

ZAKK

Submission by: BL Party!

BL Party!'s comment:

ZAKK's art absolutely captivates in this fun and touching start to the Canis series.

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Day 23

Birds of Shangri-la cover image

Title:

Birds of Shangri-la

By:

Ranmaru Zariya

Submission by: Lauren

Lauren's comment:

The characters in this are very compelling.

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Day 28

BJ Alex cover image

Title:

BJ Alex

By:

Mingwa

Submission by: Marie

Marie's comment:

Tbh, I didn't like the story that much in the beginning, but I really got attached to the characters over time. With a great side couple too! It got finished this summer so I'm a bit sad.

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Day 29

Finder cover image

Title:

Finder

By:

Yamane Ayano

Submission by: J

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Day 4

Super Natural cover image

Title:

Super Natural

By:

Etsuko

Submission by: Anon

Anon's comment:

A very lighthearted SoL BL revolving around college students in the beauty department. An interesting depiction of college group of friends and emphasis on the feeling of wanting to be there for the ones you love. It's a good thing that none of Etsuko's works are scanlated in EN but I really hope that Super Natural, which is licensed, gets more recognition.

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Day 2

Children of the Whales cover image

Title:

Children of the Whales

By:

Umeda Abi

Submission by: Anon

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Day 5

The Cat Proposed cover image

Title:

The Cat Proposed

By:

Hayane Dentou

Submission by: Everything yaoi

Everything yaoi's comment:

It's licensed by Tokyopop but they have yet to update their website. Anyways, this story is sweet with great cat art. You can see Hayane had a blast with the expressions on the cat characters, it really made me smile and especially when it comes to how the pair fall for each other.

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Day 20

I Hear The Sunspot cover image

Title:

I Hear The Sunspot

By:

Fumino Yuki

Submission by: J

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Day 24

Ajin cover image

Title:

Ajin

By:

Sakurai Gamon

Submission by: Anon

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Day 11

My Androgynous Boyfriend cover image

Title:

My Androgynous Boyfriend

By:

Tamekou

Submission by: Nora

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Day 12

Jealousy cover image

Title:

Jealousy

By:

Scarlet Beriko

Submission by: Lauren

Lauren's comment:

With every chapter I become more and more invested in these characters and story.

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Day 8

Don't Be Cruel cover image

Title:

Don't Be Cruel

By:

Nekota Yonezo

Submission by: J

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Day 15

A Painter Behind the Curtain cover image

Title:

A Painter Behind the Curtain

By:

MUNAMU

Submission by: Phya

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Day 7

Twittering Birds Never Fly cover image

Title:

Twittering Birds Never Fly

By:

Yoneda Kou

Submission by: Marie

Marie's comment:

Just my all-time favorite. 2020 was THE Saezuru year, we even got a movie and it finally got published in German! Yoneda Kou is just a goddess when it comes to storytelling. Also one of the nicest fandoms I've ever been part of.

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Day 27

TALIM: Nobody Knows About The Dragon's Secret cover image

Title:

TALIM: Nobody Knows About The Dragon's Secret

By:

Kazami Yuki

Submission by: Anon

Anon's comment:

Ever since he was a child, Tatsuro had been fascinated by his grandfather's tales of dragons which sustained even when he reached adulthood. Requested one day to hunt a wild beast roaming the mountains, instead of the beast, he finds a person named Talim, who turned out to be a dragon. Apparently, Talim has great curiosity about humans but his difficulty with maintaining his human form prevents him from interacting with them. Thus begins a friendship between human and dragon which may lead to something more.

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Day 22

I didn't mean to fall in love cover image

Title:

I didn't mean to fall in love

By:

Suzumaru Minta

Submission by: Nora

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Day 26

Beauty and the Brawn cover image

Title:

Beauty and the Brawn

By:

Magic mangnani XXL

Submission by: Phya

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Day 19

Monster and the Beast cover image

Title:

Monster and the Beast

By:

Renji

Submission by: Marie

Marie's comment:

This one is for all the monster lovers out there. It's a story about a big creature with an even bigger heart and a human monster(?). It's spicy, but I also love the universe.

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Day 21

Yarichin Bitch Club cover image

Title:

Yarichin Bitch Club

By:

Ogeretsu Tanaka

Submission by: Natálie

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