NOTE THIS: If you are looking for manga with a MAJOR* theme of:
Romance (almost all manga have a little romance. If you just love manga with romance as a major theme, skip this post.)
Or ANY theme of:
You will NOT find it here. Usually. Those just don't seem to really interest me. If you see one here, it's because it's other attributes just make it that good.
*"Major theme" being the theme that was the reason the manga was written. For example, Akumetsu was not written for its comedic value, even if that's part of what makes it epic. More simply, if you had to pick just one genre that describes the manga, that would be its major theme.
1. This is my list of manga I have found to be, in my opinion, epic. In other words, I learned something from them.
Akumetsu - Extremely epic. (this came out BEFORE Death Note.) (I also like Wolf Guy, an ongoing by the same pair)
Until Death do Us Part - no specific reason.... Mamoru just makes it epic.
Gintama - It's hilarious, and you learn lots of little things about Japan. This is a manga full of comedy, as you can see from the chapter titles. Which are WAY TOO LONG. Funny, though.
2. This is my list of (usually short....ish.... well, relatively short) manga which get (or have gotten) me really impatient for the next release. Translation: If not epic, at least interesting manga. Or, to complicate it again, some of these manga had/have the POTENTIAL to be epic, but had rushed (or just bad) endings, or aren't complete enough to be called so.
as I said, this really COULD have been epic... but it seems like it was wrapped up in a hurry.
Togari Shiro - This seems to be the sequel to Togari, but I haven't found any releases.
Inugami - This seems like a sweet if blood-filled manga, however I have only read as far as the 7th volume.
Mirai Nikki - I read it as soon as it comes out.
Dawn - Tsumetai Te - This is one I really like. a.k.a. Dawn Chilly Hands
Baroque - By UEDA Shinsyu/Shinshu/Shinshuu.....same author as Dawn-tsumetai te
Jack Frost - confusing, yet so far good.
+Again - by Go Jin-Ho, same as Jack Frost.... I THINK it would be good, if I could find anything past the prologue.........
NIHEI Tsutomu series (BLAME, etc) - if they would only keep making sense toward their endings....
World Embryo - so far so good.....
Soul Eater - Ditto above.... a bit childish sometimes, but still good.
Grim Reaper - NOT as in Shinigami, グリム リーパー (Gurimu riipaa). I like every single one of the two available chapters :)
Most things by Minekura Kazuya are good. Like Saiyuki and Wild Adapter.
Things that appear in Zero Sum are also good.
Nurarihyon no Mago This is an original one (IMO), about youkai and humans.
This is all subject to my edits. I will update when I find new ones or something.