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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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Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 1 (1)
Takashi Nagasaki - 2009-02-17 (first published in 2004)
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In a distant future where sentient humanoid robots pass for human, someone or some thing is out to destroy the seven great robots of the world. Europol's top detective Gesicht is assigned to investigate these mysterious robot serial murders; the only catch is that he himself is one of the seven targets.Contains Chapters 1 to 7....
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Vagabond, Vol. 1
Takehiko Inoue - 2008-09-16
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This VIZBIG edition of Vagabond contains Volumes 1-3 and bonus color content.Invincible Under the SunReal-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior-philosopher, Musashi authored A Book of Five Rings, a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightenment in...
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Mushishi, Vol. 1
Yuki Urushibara - 2015-09-01
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THEY HAVE EXISTED SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME. Some live in the deep darkness behind your eyelids. Some eat silence. Some thoughtlessly kill. Some simply drive men mad. They are known as mushi-creatures that came into being shortly after life emerged from the primordial ooze. They still exist parallel to our own lives and can only be seen by a select fe...
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Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 1
Inio Asano - 2016-03-15
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Meet Punpun Punyama. He’s an average kid in an average town.He wants to win a Nobel Prize and save the world.He wants to go far away with his true love.He wants to find some porn.But Punpun’s life is about to unravel…...
Tsutomu Nihei - 2016-09-13 (first published in 2015)
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In a future version of Earth, there is a city grown so chaotically massive that its inhabitants no longer recall what "land" is. Within this megastructure the silent, stoic Kyrii is on a mission to find the Net Terminal Gene—a genetic mutation that once allowed humans to access the cybernetic NetSphere. Armed with a powerful Graviton Beam Emitter, ...
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Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set
Yukito Kishiro - 2018-12-18 (first published in 2002)
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The complete cyberpunk classic, now a major Hollywood film! This box set includes all five volumes of Battle Angel Alita plus a brand new book of short stories - more than 2,000 pages of manga - in a collector's box set with special extras.In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cy...
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Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 1
Kazuo Koike - 2013-06-04
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Shogunate executioner Ogami Itto is framed as a traitor by the agents from a rival clan. With his wife murdered and with an infant son to protect, Ogami chooses the path of the ronin, the masterless samurai. The Lone Wolf and Cub wander feudal Japan, Ogami's sword for hire, but all roads will lead them to a single destination: vengeance.A samurai e...
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Blood on the Tracks, Vol. 1
Shuzo Oshimi - 2020-02-25 (first published in 2017)
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Seiichi's mother loves him very much, and his days pass with placid regularity. School, friends, even the attention of his attractive classmate Fukiishi.Until one terrible summer day, that all changes...Shuzo Oshimi (The Flowers of Evil) delivers his most unsettling work yet, the tale of a seemingly normal family suddenly swallowed up by the creepi...
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Black Lagoon, Vol. 1
Rei Hiroe - 2008-08-12 (first published in 2002)
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Lock n' load with the baddest group of mercenaries ever to hit the high seas of Southeast Asia! Aboard their World War II torpedo boat, the Black Lagoon, Dutch the Boss, Benny the Mechanic, Revy Two Hand, and Rock, the salaryman from Japan, deliver anything, anywhere. In the dangerous underworld of the Russian Mafia, Chinese triads, Colombian drug ...
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Sanctuary, Vol. 1
Sho Fumimura - 2004-05-08 (first published in 1993)
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As children, Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami survived the horrors of the killing fields of Cambodia. Now young men, they vow to transform the destiny of Japan, by any means necessary. In this, the sixth volume of the erotically charged saga of political corruption, Asami and Hojo face life-threatening challenges in their respective rises to the top of ...