History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
A classic manga from 2002, it surprisingly doesn't have an official English release yet.
The story focuses on Kenichi Shirahama, a 15-year-old high school student and a long-time victim of bullying. At the beginning of the story, he befriends transfer student Miu Fūrinji; and desires to become stronger, he follows her to Ryōzanpaku, a dojo housing several masters of diverse martial arts, led by her grandfather Hayato Fūrinji. After learning basics from Miu, Kenichi overcomes a high-ranking member of the school's karate club, and becomes a target for all the delinquents in the school. While initially training to protect himself, Kenichi eventually becomes a full disciple of Ryōzanpaku, and becomes enamored of Miu. Subsequently, Kenichi's daily routine is divided between training under the six masters of Ryōzanpaku, and his fights against the members of 'Ragnarok', a gang of bullies trying alternately to recruit or to vanquish him.
why it should be picked up: A piece of manga history, it would be a refreshingly different read than what a more modern audience is used to.
It’s an old and completed series, not to mention one that has like 50+ volumes - that’s like a triple threat in terms of licensing. There’s a better chance of 008 being licensed.