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Best Martial Arts Manga

Characters in these manga often spend much of their time training to defend themselves or others, participate in competitions of skill, honor their culture, or develop their health and spirituality.

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Naruto, Vol. 1
Uzumaki Naruto
Masashi Kishimoto - 2014-02-01 (first published in 1999)
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Follow the journey of Naruto, a mischievous ninja-in-training, as he aims to become the greatest ninja in the world. Set in a village that was once threatened by a dangerous nine-tailed fox spirit, Naruto's journey is full of twists, turns, and unexpected revelations. Despite his humorous antics, Naruto is serious about his goal, and his destiny promises to be a complicated one. Join him on his adventure to find out more!
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Fist of the North Star
Vol. 1
Buronson - 2021-06-15 (first published in 2013)
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Enter a postapocalyptic world ruled by savage gangs where humanity struggles for survival. A hero emerges from the wasteland to bring justice to the guilty and hope to the people. Meet Ken, a warrior who holds the deadly secrets of Hokuto Shinken—the Divine Fist of the North Star—in a classic manga that will leave you breathless.
BAKI Vol. 1 book cover
BAKI Vol. 1
Keisuke Itagaki - 2018-08-15 (first published in 2000)
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Enter the underground world of martial arts, where deadly death row convicts come to Tokyo seeking defeat. Follow Baki Hanma on his journey to overcome and defeat his own father in a series that has sold over 60 million copies and spans four completed series with a fifth on the way. Get ready for a new anime adaptation of this epic tale to premiere on Netflix this year.
Teppū 1 book cover
Teppū 1
Moare Ōta - 2010-01-01
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All-Rounder Meguru Vol. 1 book cover
All-Rounder Meguru Vol. 1
Hiroki Endo - 2009-04-23
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This exciting story follows high schooler Meguru Takayanagi, a budding mixed martial arts fighter, as he reunites with his old friend, Takashi Segawa, in the ring after seven years. But due to their different upbringings, Takashi now sees Meguru as an enemy. The match between the once-close friends is intense and emotional. Written by Hiroki Endo, All-Rounder Meguru Vol. 1 is a thrilling tale of Shooto, MMA, and youth.