I've been looking around at different places looking up manga recommendations for when I have the downtime to get into more and more manga. Generally the lists are pretty cool and offer some nice recs, but a lot of them are things I've already started reading or just aren't my cup of tea.
However, I do keep seeing Tokyo ESP pop up on a bunch of these types of lists, so I figured it would be worth making note of here in the anime community.
I haven't started this manga yet but I fully intend to just from reading the basic summary.
The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a "flying penguin" to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have "fish swimming in the air" suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.
I'm surprised that I haven't heard much of this manga before, considering that it's been around since 2010 and is still going.
It even had an anime run in 2014.
I think what appeals to me most about this is that there's a female lead character which is rare enough I feel like, especially in shonen mangas. It's not that there's none at all, just few.
I also really like the spontaneity of the way she apparently gets her powers, and the fact that it's not some over-the top, explosive kinda power. It's small, quiet, and has an interesting way of being used in the modern day.
I've been in need of a new shonen manga, and one that wasn't too overpowered or too fantastic in its scope.
So yeah, definitely add this to you reading/watching lists! I know I am.