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Best Seinen Manga

Seinen (青年), translated as "youth", is a demographic aimed at men from late teens to adulthood who understand kanji. Seinen manga rarely include furigana with kanji, and have a wide variety of topics and themes. Seinen is the counterpart of Josei, a demographic aimed at women.

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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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Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 1
Kazuo Koike - 2013-06-04
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A masterful samurai epic set in feudal Japan, the Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus follows the story of Ogami Itto, a shogunate executioner who becomes a ronin after being framed by agents of a rival clan. With his wife murdered and his infant son to protect, Ogami wanders the country as a sword-for-hire, seeking vengeance. This value-priced omnibus collects over 700 beautifully crafted pages of Kazuo Koike's brilliant storytelling and Goseki Kojima's cinematic visuals, making it a graphic-fiction masterpiece of beauty, fury, and thematic power.
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Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1
Kentaro Miura, Jason DeAngelis - 2019-02-27
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Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of adult fantasy manga with Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1. This oversized hardcover edition features the first three volumes of Kentaro Miura's iconic series, which has captivated fans around the world since 1989. Experience the horror, outrage, and delight as you follow the badass champion, and create your own legion of hardcore devotees. With nearly 700 pages, this collection is perfect for bookshelf display and promises more volumes to come. Don't miss out on the glory!
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Goodnight Punpun
Vol. 1
Inio Asano - 2016-03-15
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This captivating manga series follows Punpun Punyama, a typical boy with big dreams of winning the Nobel Prize and finding his true love. However, his life takes a dark turn and begins to unravel. Join Punpun on his emotional journey as he tries to navigate through life's curveballs.
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An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era
Eiji Yoshikawa - 1995-07-14 (first published in 1935)
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Discover the epic story of Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's most famous swordsman, in this classic samurai novel. Follow Musashi's journey as he strives to perfect his technique and becomes a reluctant hero to those whose lives he has touched. Interweaving themes of love, revenge, and the Way of the Samurai, this living story is teeming with memorable characters and has universal appeal. Delve into the classics of Japan and China as Musashi challenges fighters of many disciplines and discovers the Art of War.
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The Perfect Edition, Vol. 1 (1)
Naoki Urasawa - 2009-05-01 (first published in 1994)
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A brilliant surgeon's decision to prioritize saving lives over his career leads to the birth of an abomination. Years later, during a tumultuous period in Germany, middle-aged couples are being killed by a known serial killer with unknown motives. Dr. Tenma sets out to uncover the truth with the help of the killer's twin sister in this thrilling story that questions the concepts of good and evil.
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Vinland Saga 1
Makoto Yukimura - 2013-10-15 (first published in 2006)
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This engaging graphic novel tells the story of Thorfinn, a young Viking seeking revenge against the raiders who killed his family. Raised by the very band of mercenaries responsible, he becomes a fierce warrior driven by the desire to avenge his father. But amidst the violence and bloodshed, Thorfinn holds on to dreams of a land far to the west, one free of war and slavery. Discover his journey towards honor and redemption in this epic tale set in the Viking Age.
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Mushishi, Vol. 1
Yuki Urushibara - 2007-01-30 (first published in 2000)
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Explore a world parallel to our own, where mysterious creatures known as mushi exist, hidden from view. As a mushishi, Ginko possesses the knowledge and skills to help those affected by these elusive creatures. From creatures that eat silence to those that manipulate the mind, this captivating manga series follows Ginko as he travels from place to place, encountering new and fascinating stories along the way.
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Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
Katsuhiro Otomo - 2017-10-31
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This complete 35th anniversary hardcover box set presents one of the most acclaimed and influential science fiction epic comics of all time in the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format for the first time. The six beautiful hardcover volumes come with an exclusive art book and patch. Akira is a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a recovering city from a thermonuclear attack haunted by destructive supernatural powers. The manga was adapted into a film that became a global sensation, impacting artists, writers, and filmmakers to this day.
Blood on the Tracks by Shuzo Oshimi
BLAME! MASTER EDITION 1 by Tsutomu Nihei
Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set by Yukito Kishiro
Black Lagoon, Vol. 1 by Rei Hiroe
Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Sho Fumimura
PLUTO by Takashi Nagasaki