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Best Manga

Dive into the world of manga with this list of fan favorites and critic picks. From classic series to hidden gems, these titles come highly recommended by manga aficionados and prominent blogs alike, organized by their popularity across the web.

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Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1 book cover
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1
Sui Ishida - 2013-09-27 (first published in 2012)
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Discover a dark and violent world with a shy protagonist who is transformed into a half-human, half-Ghoul hybrid. Drawn into the lives of Ghouls who live alongside us, he must navigate a dangerous new reality where his survival depends on embracing his inner monster.
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Junji Ito - 2001-10-01 (first published in 1998)
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A small town in Japan is cursed with spirals, a hypnotic shape that haunts the entire place. As teenagers Kirie and Shuichi discover the horrors hidden within their town, readers will be pulled into a terrifying whirlpool of terror. Don't miss this masterpiece of horror manga.
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Demon Slayer
Koyoharu Gotouge - 2016-06-17
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Experience the action-packed journey of Tanjiro, a young boy living a peaceful life selling charcoal in Taisho-era Japan. But when his family is slaughtered by demons and his sister turns into a demon herself, Tanjiro must become a Demon Slayer to save her and avenge his family. Join him on a dangerous mission to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life, all while navigating the world of demon slaying and battling for survival. Will he be able to save his sister before it's too late?
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Slam Dunk, Vol. 1
Takehiko Inoue - 1999-03-13 (first published in 1991)
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Dive into the world of basketball with this legendary manga. The Shohoku High team dreams of being the best, and they have one year to make it happen. Will they reach the finals and make their captain's dream a reality? Follow the story of Sakuragi Hanamichi, a hopeless bruiser who finds his passion for the game and love for the girl of his dreams, Haruko. Experience the hopes, dreams, and sweat of the court in this unforgettable tale.
YuYu Hakusho, Vol. 1 book cover
YuYu Hakusho, Vol. 1
Goodbye, Material World!
Yoshihiro Togashi - 2003-05-01 (first published in 1991)
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This graphic novel follows the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a delinquent who dies saving a child from a car. But the afterlife isn't ready for him, so he's given a second chance at life as a ghost. Now, he must perform good deeds for the ferrywoman and judge of the dead. A thrilling read full of adventure and self-discovery.
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Vagabond, Vol. 1
Takehiko Inoue - 2008-09-16
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Follow the journey of a young samurai named Shinmen Takezō, who is on the run after being on the losing side of an epic battle. This VIZBIG edition of the book includes Volumes 1-3 and bonus color content. Written by one of Japan's most celebrated real-life figures, Miyamoto Musashi, this book offers a glimpse into the path of enlightenment during feudal Japan. Will Shinmen Takezō find his way with the help of an eccentric monk and a childhood friend?
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Death Note
Tsugumi Ohba - 2008-10-07 (first published in 2006)
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This massive volume includes all 12 books of the thrilling Death Note series in a beautifully presented silver slipcase. The main protagonist finds a notebook that can kill anyone whose name he writes in it, leading him to attempt to rid the world of evil. With a detective on his trail, readers will be on the edge of their seats. A must-have for fans of the series, this omnibus edition also contains an epilogue chapter never before seen in English.
Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 01 book cover
Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 01
Yoshihiro Togashi - 2005-04-05 (first published in 1998)
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Join Gon, a young boy with aspirational dreams of becoming a legendary Hunter. Hunters are a rare breed, with licenses to hunt down treasures, magical beasts, and even people. Follow Gon and his fellow Hunter hopefuls as they embark on a storm-tossed ship and navigate grueling qualification exams, testing their worth and determination to find the elusive Exam Hall. Will they succeed and gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters? Or will they struggle to survive and leave alive?
One Piece, Vol. 1 book cover
One Piece, Vol. 1
Romance Dawn
Eiichiro Oda - 2003-06-23 (first published in 1997)
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Embark on a thrilling adventure with Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who dreams of becoming a pirate. But eating a cursed fruit grants him powers at the cost of never being able to swim. Join Luffy and his friend Roronoa Zoro as they navigate the high seas in search of the ultimate treasure, "One Piece." Get ready for epic battles and daring quests in this exciting shonen series.
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 book cover
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
Izuku Midoriya
Kohei Horikoshi - 2015-08-04 (first published in 2014)
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What if 80% of the world had superpowers and heroes and villains were constantly battling? In this first volume of a popular manga series, a middle schooler without powers dreams of becoming a hero. With no chance of attending Hero Academy, his life seems hopeless - until he meets the greatest hero of all. Get ready for an action-packed adventure filled with exciting possibilities!
Case Closed, Vol. 1 by Gosho Aoyama
Berserk, Vol. 1 by Kentaro Miura
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura, Jason DeAngelis
One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 by ONE
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set by Hayao Miyazaki
Demon Slayer Complete Box Set by Koyoharu Gotouge
Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Box Set by Hiromu Arakawa
Attack on Titan Season 1 Part 1 Manga Box Set by Hajime Isayama
One Piece Box Set, Vol. 1 by Eiichiro Oda
My Hero Academia Series(Vol 1-15) Collection 15 Books Set By Kohei Horikoshi by Kohei Horikoshi
Tokyo Ghoul Complete Box Set by Sui Ishida
Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Attack on Titan 1 by Hajime Isayama
Death Note, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
Dragon Ball, Vol. 1 by Akira Toriyama
Naruto, Vol. 1 by Masashi Kishimoto
FAIRY TAIL 1 by Hiro Mashima
Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki
Parasyte, Volume 1 by Hitoshi Iwaaki
Goodnight Punpun by Inio Asano
Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1 by Masashi Kishimoto
One Piece. Omnibus, Vol. 1 by Eiichiro Oda
Bleach, Vol. 1 by Tite Kubo
Dr. Stone, Vol. 1 by Riichiro Inagaki
A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set by Yoshitoki Oima
20th Century Boys. The Perfect Edition, Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set by Katsuhiro Otomo
Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1 by Tite Kubo
GTO by Tohru Fujisawa
Dragon Ball Z Complete Box Set by Akira Toriyama
Rave Master Vol. 1 by Hiro Mashima
Fist of the North Star by Buronson
Rurouni Kenshin (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1 by Nobuhiro Watsuki
Goodnight Punpun Volume 1-7 Collection 7 Books Set By Inio Asano by Inio Asano
Fist of the North Star by Buronson
Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 1 by Osamu Tezuka
Nejishiki by Yoshiharu Tsuge, Ryan Holmberg