While the title was Anime and Manga for Grownups I focussed on manga.
The criteria I use for this presentation is titles which I highly value but are likely to be little known and all titles have to be in print in English translations.
I'm often amazed how many good titles get only a few hands up in the room when I ask "Who has read...?"
Here is the list of titles I covered this year, all names are in Japanese order with family name first.
Azuma Hideo - Disappearance Diary
Hirata Hiroshi - Satsuma Gishiden
Inoue Takehiko - Vagabond
Inoue Takehiko - Real
Ishikawa Masayuki - Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture
Kariya Tetsu (story) Hanasaki Akira(art) - Oishinbo
Katsura Masakazu - I"s
Kikuchi Hideyuki (author), Shin Yong-Gwa (art) - Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist
Kobayashi Makoto - Club 9
Koike Kazuo, Lady Snowblood
Nakazawa Keiji - Barefoot Gen
Samura Hiroaki - Ohikkoshi
Takahashi Hiroshi - Worst
Takahashi Rumiko - Maison Ikkoku
Tamaki Nozomu - Dance in the Vampire Bund
Taniguchi Jiro - Times of Botchan
Taniguchi Jiro - Walking Man
Tatsumi Yoshihiro - Drifting Life
Watanabe Taeko - Kaze Hikaru
Yamada Futaro (story), Segawa Masaki (art) - Yagyu Ninja Scrolls