Haru Glory lives peacefully on Garage Island with his sister. One day, Haru fishes a strange dog-like creature named Plue out of the ocean, and soon after meets its master, an old man named Shiba. With this man comes terrible news: the world is in peril, for the evil organization Demon Card is attempting to conquer it with power-giving stones known as Dark Bring. To combat this threat Shiba has spent much of his life fighting back with Rave, a Holy Bring; and the Ten Commandments, a sword it powers. When members of Demon Card arrive at the island, Shiba discovers that Rave and the Ten Commandments will now only respond to Haru, making the young boy the new Rave Master. Armed with newfound power, Haru and Plue set forth to put a stop to Demon Card.
Long ago, the planet Industria used to be peacefully ruled by the royal family. But when an alien race invaded, the world delved into a war that's raged for the past 50 years, with no signs of stopping. Astro is an orphan who survives on the streets and does what he can to feed other children like him. But when his lookalike, the prince Bulge himself, suddenly appears, Astro's life is turned upside down! The selfish noble wishes to love a carefree life of indulgence, and he wants Astro to take his place. And after the prince is then suddenly assassinated, Astro is whisked away to the palace for his new life of politics and luxury. How will this streetwise boy handle his new role on the throne, and his new responsibility to put a stop to this decades-long war?
Rave and Sensei no Bulge don't have a similar plot at all, but have an extremely familiar Shounen Jump feel. Lots of interesting creatures/monsters, a healthy mix of action and comedy, fantastical powers, and unique worlds and cities. Rave is definitely the better of the two, but fans of one should likely enjoy the other.
In the year 1580 in feudal Japan, Fifteen-year-old Usagi is a klutz of a ninja who can't seem to complete her training. As she's unfit to be a ninja her great grandfather sends Usagi to Segachi on a very special mission: to marry the skilled ninja Hanzo Hattori and bear his child! However, there's a problem: Hanzo has no desire to be married. Usagi is allowed to stay with Hanzo for one year in order to complete her training, during which she tries her hardest to catch his eye. But lovely rivals such as Yuri and the Princess Sara, and love triangles with childhood friends and others stand in the way of true romance. Will Usagi ever end up with her beloved Hanzo?
The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...
While the general moods of these manga are different, both Rave Master and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle are stories about a boy who risks everything for an important girl. Elie and Haru take some time to build this dynamic while Sakura and Syaoran already have it at the start, but it's not uncommon to see one of the guys taking a huge risk for the girls. It's kind of heartwarming. ^_^
Yuusuke is a street-fighting, class-skipping juvenile delinquent. Killed in an unexpected act of kindness, he thwarts the spirit-world bureaucracy and ends up with a second chance at life... as infant prince of death Koenma's Spirit Detective! Simultaneously cheered on and kept in line by Keiko Yukimura, his childhood friend, he is joined by a spiritually aware human, two demons on parole, and guided by a much too lively ferry girl of the dead. Together they plow through demons, tournaments, hijinks, intense "martial arts" training, cross-dressers, dungeons, conspiracies and bad puns alike. At the end of the day, what's it all for? Kicking butt and saving the world, of course!
If you liked Rave than I have a gut feeling that you would like Yu Yu Hakusho just as much. In Rave Master you get action, adventure, and a bit of romance but you can’t get the feeling of being sad when it is over, right? Well you’re in luck Yu Yu Hakusho just happens to have a lot of adventure and action for everyone and will make you wanting to keep reading it and find out what happens next. Anyone also up for some twists and turns? Both of the main characters are always up for a challenge but when it comes to those girls they like they’ll get into more trouble than you would believe and they don’t or maybe they can’t, take a stand when the girls get mad. These two mangas have a lot of things in common but at the same time they are totally different than each other. So if you can’t find any other manga that has these top three genres and you’re in the mood for something that’s sorta out of this world then try this manga and see if you like it.