Top Ten Best Manga Ever


The Top Ten

1 One Piece One Piece

I have read some great manga including naruto and bleach, but this anime is just so good. The story, character, plot and everything about this anime is awesome. Oda is so much brilliant! ONE PIECE FOREVER!

I really love this manga... It makes my heart flutter... It can make me laugh and cry at the same time.. The story is amazing... All are connected to the main characters.. Eichiro Oda is the BEST!

A long story manga with a single group leading character, best fighting, best twist, best art, best storytelling, best adventure theme, make every reader cry-laugh-angry-and touching in the deepest of heart...

The best manga I've ever read.

It's the only manga that can keep me waiting impatiently to the next chapter, that can make me so thrilled so emotional at whatever happens in the story. I'm so happy I gave it a try despite the fact I was so reluctant, and unwilling to read it because the art seemed too odd.

The One Piece universe is a universe which endlessly keep on expanding and present new possibilities, new characters and new developments - this in itself can present a problem which is having the author suddenly give an answer to a problem in the series but it's not like that, in one piece it doesn't feel like Oda just made up something in order to solve a problem - it either feels like it was planned from the beginning or it doesn't feel to farfetched.

One of the things I love the most about One Piece is that a detail which seems so small and so minor might be a really big hint that foreshadows the events to come but usually you won't notice it the first time ...more - NewWorld

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2 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood more.

Fullmetal Alchemist's characters are AMAZING. So is its plot. And it's art. Or maybe I'm just too obsessed with it" READ IT!

Full Metal Alchemist is very interesting and they are very brave characters, even when they took the risk of trying to bring their mother back.

Full Metal Alchemist is a fascinating anime. I am the biggest fan of it since it's first series.

I love the idea of using Alchemy as it was a topic of the past and something that is still being widely studied

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3 Naruto

Naruto is the best!
I really like the "never-give-up" attitude of his

These manga is the only one which makes you feel all kinds of emotions... Laugh, cry, angry, sad, depress, happy, etc... Naruto is the best Ever!

I understand you liked it, but have you ever read any other manga? It's not the only one that makes you feel like that.

Out of the other manga/anime Naruto is My ultimate favorite not just because of the cool ninja techniques and how awesomely cool it is to walk on water, but its because of Naruto's personality the way how he doesn't give up and that he works hard for others to appreciate him not for money or fame and that is the most pure thing that I love about Naruto!

Naruto is the best manga

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4 Dragon Ball

Dragon ball is the first series but the second series of dragon ball (dragonball z) is the best ever it's awesome anime in the world and we can't compare dragon ball z with others because it has the best storyline and most action packed and adventurous anime. It's number 1 anime created in the world ever.

Just plain badass the "greatest battle manga in the world" it even says it on the first page

I absolutely love this manga. Akira Toriyama is an absolute genius. There are long complex arc always topped off by fantastic fight scenes, you have to like this manga!

Wow, it's honestly pathetic that Naruto can be ranked higher than this classic piece of work. Masashi Kishimoto himself has stated that he viewed Akira Toriyama as his inspiration. Naruto is too damn long for it's own good. It's tried so hard to reach to a wide audience that it has transformed from a manga/anime which did utilize the "never give up" aspect of life into a drama! Seriously and Bleach? Are you kidding me? I can understand Death Note because of the whole mental concept of the manga and One Piece because it appeals to a wide audience without needing to be a soap opera but seriously, what the hell is Naruto and Bleach doing here? Anybody that seriously thinks that Naruto is the best manga of all time is obviously a 12 year old that has never watched any other anime or picked up any other manga. Wow, over a class like Dragon Ball... Hell Detective Conan and even YU YU HAKUSHO IS BETTER. Fanboys these days, really...

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5 Berserk Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

Most people have no taste is literature or deep story line that's why berserk is so low on this list. Berserk is easily the best manga ever made

Berserk has the best art, the best story, and the best characters in any manga I have ever read. Berserk gets a 5/5 from me.

can't be matched.
the greatest manga ever.

I am not shocked to see that Berserk isn't number 1 because in terms of popularity, One Piece and everything else above Berserk is more popular and have been read by most people. I now give advise to you all who haven't read Berserk... READ IT! You will see why this is considered by many and most critics to be the greatest manga ever created. This manga is so brilliant in story telling, writing, characters, art, and pacing that it could also be considered one of the greatest fiction works of all time. The dialogue is breath taking, and the chemistry between the characters so believable and touching that it eventually builds up to what is probably the most horrific betrayal scene ever written or drawn on paper. I've read it so many times and it still sends shivers down my spine. If you like manga, you owe it to yourself to read this masterpiece. An experience you will never forget. - metalmaiden

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6 Bleach Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. more.

Bleach was the top second manga series in the world for the longest time as legendary #1Naruto and #3One Piece. The Big Three. Or even hailed as the "Holy Shonen Trinity. " Bleach had a wonderful heart-gripping return as Rukia just as in the first beginning chapter gave him shinigami powers. He returns with his shinigami robes and a brand new Zangetsu (what a thing to look forward to! ). Who knows what hollow ichigo and zangetsu look now, and the epic huge getsuga tenshou for the first time in ages! How is that for a comeback! Another thing I think we should look at is what Ichigo's mask will look like now, and what his new hollow powers will hold. Is he going to join the ranks of a Vizard and gain the ability to produce his Ceros? The wonderful reality and possibilities are endless and what if Rukia finally achieves Bankai! And will Kenpachi finally see his zanpakuto...?
Let's return Bleach to it's rightful place as the top three.
And... What will happen finally, ...more

The anime died from filler arcs but I still really love the manga~ Maybe it's the characters but I love how the emotional stuff are mainly kept close to reality (like, nothing too dramatic) and it's full of twists and turns that you wouldn't expect~ Ichigo might be a little too powerful, but he works for it so it doesn't bother me too much.

Honestly bleach is was better than most mangas the plot of the whole is compelling and makes me want to watch more.
can't wait for bleach:hell chapter.

Most people play favorites on voting so bleach here is down but on all on going manga, I do think that bleach the best. Well, people have different tastes, but I say that bleach's story is much deeper than naruto's or one piece's that's why most people can't get the full essence of its story. I'm not over rating it but it's the truth. Although my favorite is bleach, but I can't deny that naruto is still the first because it's well balance. Naruto's story isn't hard to cope up with and it's interesting. While bleach's story, as I said earlier is more for an adult and people might find it hard to cope up with. But if you are able to get its essence then you'll find it as the best on going manga (only applicable if you prefer uniformly organized structure of literature).. Third is one piece, because if you are an adventure lover, you'll like it. But because of its childish plot/story you can even skip a few hundreds of episodes/chapters and still cope up with the story... Well, it's not ...more

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7 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

L. Lawliett V.S. yagami Light! Really different from the usual fighting mangas, this psychological duel it really draws you in!

Should be number 1 for manga quality!
The others are only in front of it because they are mainstream...

Clearly by 'mainstream' you mean well-known or famous, so why do you think they are well-known and famous? It's because they are great manga that have gained popularity for being so great. Granted, Death Note is fantastic, but in my opinion it is in its worthy place on this list. Your opinions are not facts, so please don't act like they are.

This manga gave us the two best characters manga/anime could ever have...L... And Light...!

This is by far the best manga ever... It completely breaks off the model popular shounen manga follow, which is having a character who blurs the line between man and beast yet is charismatic as protagonist(in simple, the lovable idiot), who is unnaturally strong/powerful, and faces off against even stronger enemies to decide the fate of the world/universe, who then beat the living pulp out of him; and when all hope of defeating him is lost somehow finds the strength to carry on and beats him after realizing he's got the fate of the people close to hiworld/universe on his back...

Don't get me wrong, I love all that kind of manga too, Goku was my childhood hero, I love naruto too, and fairytail cracks me up (sorry but definitely not One piece, haven't seen/read much but what I have has been ridiculously dumb, sorry).

Anyway you got to admit when it comes to quality Death Note by far surpasses any manga there is at the moment...

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8 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated more.

How the hell is this down here, this manga would be in my top five. The art work is amazing and so is the story. Its much better than rave master, the authors previous series.

This manga is just amazing, in my opinion they have perfected the combination of Naruto and DBZ. Action and emotions on every episode. Genius work and keep on doing it.

This manga is far too good with the story and the characters to not even be close to top 5

This is too good to not be above naruto

This manga is a perfect mixture of both perfect shounen action and comedy, it has a pretty classic approach to what a shounen manga should be but also produces that latent love for the characters and the anime's excitement that pushes one to the edge of his seat while watching it

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9 Dragon Ball Z

Why is there a dB and a dbz for the manga list

What the heck is this doing here?
It should be in the top 10

There is no Dragon Ball Z manga, Dragon Ball Z is based off the Dragon Ball manga which is in the top ten - 9713524179

Are you kidding me
It should be at 1

Are you stupid this should be number 1.

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10 Hunter x Hunter Hunter x Hunter Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video more.

Why is Hunter x Hunter here? It must be in the top ten! I LOVE the characters, their personal problems and lives (the friendship between Gon and Killua is amazing, really), the themes and the fights... Everything is AMAZING! It keeps me glued to the pages! The mangaka made a brilliant work, I hope it will gain success!

Hunter x Hunter is the prime example of how action/adventure shonen manga should be. The characters, the plot, the landscapes, the tension, EVERYTHING is a joy to follow and explore. Forget Naruto, Bleach, One piece and Fairy Tail. This is what action/adventure fans are looking for!

I first saw the anime and loved the logic of the characters way to deal with hunters test and after, when they learned how to use nem, it's awesome to see how Gon gets stronger and helps everyone he mets while trying to find his father. After the last anime episode in treasure island, I had to see if he met Gin, I found the manga and its 10 times cooler and more bloody! Maybe not the best Manga in the world, but it's my top 3.

One piece is good, Hunter x Hunter is perfect

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The Contenders

11 D. Gray-Man D. Gray-Man D.Gray-man (Japanese: ディー・グレイマン Hepburn: Dī Gureiman?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. Set in the 19th century, the series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of exorcists who make use of an ancient substance more.

This manga is one of my best anime that I have ever watch I downloaded season 1-2 and a little part of season 3 (12 EPISODES) and search the other episode but could not find it but to be truthful this anime is greath.

This manga is so awesome! The story and artwork are just amazing. The story actually makes you want to read more. There is only one problem with DGM... It takes a whole month just for a new chapter to be released, but apart from that, the manga is amazing. One of the best ones out there.

I think the plot is very interesting and getting more interesting as it advances. The plot twists around quite often but never in the direction you were expecting. Not to mention the lovely art and the awesome and exciting moments too

This manga is honestly one of the best I've ever read. Although at the start it may seem a little innocent and not that serious, things get VERY dark. I think it is amazing how the plot evolved, and how the characters adapt to difficult situations. Also something that I really like is how all of the characters are very deep in their own ways and show many sides throughout the manga. The art style is also beautiful, especially in the more recent chapters.

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12 Slam Dunk Slam Dunk

This is my favourite manga above all. I'm not saying the others have nothing to do, but for me it's simpy the one which has make me cry, laugh and feel the emotion between every match while I was reading and watching it. Not only that but also the art is amazing, realistic but refreshing, you can see in their faces what they feel, simply too expressive. Now and then I think I'm becoming more of a 90's manga lover than nothing, there're good mangas now, but in that decade there were very good ones.

It's not strange is one of the most beloved manga in shonen jump and all Japan, sure it's... For me is a masterpiece.

Seriously this manga is the best ever I don't know why its not at the top of the list I guess that it was only a huge hit in Japan everything about this manga is good the story the art the characters I mean it has everything action drama love and its funny so vote for this manga

This manga single handedly increased the popularity of basketball in Japan! Also the story is well told and the art is amazing; both the art and story have amazing chemistry. This manga actually might be top 5 all time...

Every time I read slam dunk, the feelings seem to be unchanged from the first time. This manga not only brings us joy but also shows us many meaningful things like the spirit, friendship and how they stood up after being a loser. As every chapter pass, I can feel their emotions, their resolution and dream to be the greatest basketball team of Japan, even laugh and cry with them. This manga was published before I was born but it worth reading for all generations. I've learnt a lot from SLAM DUNK.

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13 Vagabond Vagabond

Number 1

Vagabond is the most amazing manga I have ever read. (And I've read them all! )
For me, the two things that matter the most is artwork and character development and depth. In mangas like bleach or Naruto, the characters are very one dimensional and predictable. The reason is of course because these manga are aimed at a younger audience. But vagabond blew me away. I finished reading the last update and then a few months later I read the first few chapters again. AND I COULD NOT RECOGNIZE THE GUY! In those 300 chapters, the hero's character had changed so much, and it felt so natural while it was happening! But it was unbelievable. What a moment. What a manga!
It is the only manga where two people can just stand and stare at each other without a word for two whole chapters, and just the thoughts going on in their heads are so riveting! I love this manga man! Vagabond is the best!

This story is very fun to read, it has romance, fighting, realizations, and it is very exciting from start to finish. The art is insane and the story draws you in from start to finish.

Vagabond has the most beautiful artwork I've ever seen in any manga.
The characters are very interesting, and it's very fascinating watching them develop over the course of the story.

Also, Kick Ass fight scenes!

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14 Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.

Best manga ever, I've read dbz, naruto, death note and bleach and this stands at the top for me manga wise. For the anime it is a good source of memes and just fun only jojo can give

Why is this masterpiece not at the top ten?

This Manga inspired many of the manga on top 10 of this list

It should be number 1

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15 InuYasha InuYasha InuYasha is a manga franchise created by Rumiko Takahashi. It was adapted into two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV in Japan from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004. The second series, called Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing more.

The plot is ironic in real life. Kikyo is somebody's past inuyasha represents as a choice of the possible futures you may have, and kagome reflects you, the reader. The story is very deep. You wont understand it unless you think outside the box.

the best

Yes I love animie but I really like this better

I don't see how you could not like this manga, the plot it wonderful, the characters are diverse and have epic backgrounds, the feudal period is demonstrated very well, the art is quite quite good and from the first chapter I've been completely hooked

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16 One-Punch Man

Best action, comedy, heroic, twisty, psychological, character developing manga.

Best manga ever


It's cheating.
One piece came in this list before 3 years
AOT came in this list before 6 months
While one punch man came in this list within 25 days.
If every manga in this list is released on same date, OPM is surely in top 8
Don't forget that OPM has more fans in central America than one piece and naruto.

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17 Monster

Possibly the best manga of all time. It keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, has well crafted characters, and doesn't overstay its welcome. I doubt I'll ever find a manga more enjoyable than this one.

This is highly underrated. Give this masterpiece more recognition!

The fact that this story isn't in the top ten is an absolute shame. Monster is a story that will wow you on many levels. Urasawa manages to craft a magnificent story that makes you think, it will shock you, you will be so involved, you will love it from maybe the first few chapters alone.

I is underrated but AMAZING MYSTERY.
I have become a big fan of it.

It holds you till the very last second of the very last episode.

It takes time to set it plot (Because it is huge and complex), thus a bit slow in the starting but once you r in it, you will be in it.

I highly recommend everyone to watch it.
Warning : It is one of the darkest manga/series I have ever come across. especially the series cause of its music.


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18 Hajime No Ippo Hajime No Ippo

Best manga ever

As this Manga has over 900 chapters one can say it's simply good because it was never cancelled. That has to mean something. Furthermore the story of the weak Ippo keeps you reading until you want to know what happen, until you are enlightend by Ippo's trainers words: Off to the world, brat.

This manga has turned this lady into a boxing fan. It has a great blend of humor, friendship and love mixed in with some challenges. It's a must read for any sports fan!

Pure awesome. Deserves to be number 1

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19 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan

I'd stay sleepless with no food to watch the entire series. There's a lot of bloody scenes in there which I still recommend you even though you might be some of those creepy-pasta coward. It gives you a lot of experiences and I think that it's also very emotional.

(More like Attack on Feelings)

Most of my friends who watch Shingeki no Kyojin cried on the first episode. FIRST. EPISODE. Now I don't know about you but for me, I'm a cold heart lizard when I heard my friends crying on the first episode but they still watch it and even read the manga. I didn't actually cry until the 20th or 20 something episode where (SPOILER ALERT) they throw the bodies of their dead comrades. One drop... I'm such a cold hearted person.

It's very realistic how the characters act even though they only exist in the fictional world. There's a lot of feelings put into it, and there's this intense sense of fear in the story line which just makes me love it more. Most of the time when mangas ...more

This is probably the one best manga/anime I have ever read/watched. After hearing from my best friend that this anime/manga series was die-hard epic, I decided to give it a try...

I stayed until 5 in the morning after one episode of this series.

It's full of emotion that makes you feel the same way as they do; Tears were already coming out in episode ONE. It made me sob during the last half of episode 5. I cried the whole entire of episode 6.

It was heart-wrenching, but so realistic in terms of how people felt and their fears. I mean, not everyone is perfect in our world and Shingeki no Kyojin mirrored the true personalities of people in this manga/anime. Eren wasn't a perfect person, who was always trying to push and push -- He cried, he was scared, he bled, and he acknowledged people -- But, his character was truly amazing. All the characters were so... Human -- None of them had that perfect personality or perfect knowledge or strength... (Execpt for Mikasa, but ...more

Why is this down here? It should be higher on this list

My all time favourite anime and manga series. There are no words to describe how good this appeals to me, especially with the characters and their different ways of acting. The fandom will tear you apart though, get ready to cry, you're favourite character might die. This is the only reason I hate fandoms. You get attached to do many characters, and especially in this series, they're bound to die at some point. (Levi... My bae... (I know it's technically a rumour and all but still))

All in all; it's a great show. You're gonna laugh, you're gonna cry, you're gonna kill some Titans! Hopefully you're favourite character will last.

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20 Parasyte Parasyte The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia. Aside from the manga and anime, the series also has two live-action film adaptations. The Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklisted Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well as 37 other works on June 9, 2015. more.

It was very nice.

Creepy science fiction story similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This thriller will not let you go until the very end.

I'm surprised Parasyte is all the way down here! This is one of my favorite manga, and had me on the edge of my seat as much as laughing my way off of it! I recommend it to all Tokyo Ghoul fans(and if you haven't read Tokyo Ghoul, I highly recommend that too)!

It's a great psychological horror

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21 Great Teacher Onizuka Great Teacher Onizuka

Yeah! this manga is like the best manga I've ever read :D
it's funny and the storyline isn't boring
Onizuka taught his students with different ways and I mean really different!

A large cast of characters and still, each of them are kept active and interesting throughout the episodes

For me GTO is the best manga I've ever read because it gives us a very strong message: Whoever you are, whatever your age, no matter what you have experienced, you can change, you can be happy.
The main character: Eikichi Onizuka is in my opinion very interesting because we know he has struggled, we see his evolution. He help and inspire others people. This is a very charismatic person.

Sory for my bad English I'm French

This manga has been a long time favorite! Nothings beaten it yet the characters feel like they come to life, I felt so sad when it ended. Great run! I wish I could find another just like this one in the future

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22 Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. An anime adaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. The television series originally aired on Japan's Fuji TV network from October more.

If u are looking for spirit world along with human world in comedy and action.This is what u r looking for.

The artwork was great in this story! Not only that, it gave us suspence and humor, as well as seriousness and a romantic relationship. The plot was original as well as the character design. - Velilana

One of the first Anime I watched on T.V.. Deserves to be in the top 20

I think this anime is an all time classic, I mean really 36, it deserves way better. The characters are wonderful, the romance, the fightinh even the plot line is quite impressive, besides this came out way before bleach, Naruto etc and should be given more credit than 36.

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23 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

It's probably the best manga ever besides one piece

Definitely needs to be higher


Best manga ever!

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24 Akira

First one that I saw! And still one of the best!
Akira is a film that surpasses all other anime, and is one of- if not the best animated film of all time, Akira has earned it's landmark as a break through milestone animated, The One thing about Akira is it is not for children Akira isn't gory but contains many bloody scenes as well as some strong language and a scene of partial nudity, other than that Akira is an excellent film.

Seriously, how the hell is this masterpiece so low?! The fact that it isn't even in the top tens shows that there is something wrong with people. In here people either haven't read this manga, or fanboy over things like fairy tail (that it sucks and it's unbelievable thta it is top 5). This needs to be HIGHER! - fersosar2001

Most Gratifying Read Ever. So much more depth than the animated version. I had the opportunity to read it all.

Best of all time no more needs saying

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25 20th Century Boys

It's a shame that 20th Century Boys wasn't even mentioned in the list.

Naoki Urasawa is one of the best mangakas of all time.

It's a masterpiece. I went to the manga store in my town and had no clue what to read. I asked for advice and he mentioned 20th century boys. To be honest, I didn't want to buy it. He said buy the first volume if you didn't like it come and change it with anything you want. I went home and started reading and never stopped till I finish the first volume. then the day after I went to the shop and bought all the volumes.

This was just a manga I thought had quite a few chapters so it could pass time. I started reading it with the mentality that it would pass time and that I would move on to something else afterwards. I know it is a bit older, and action-wise, it's no Naruto. You should still READ IT because of the plot. I personally hate mangas and animes that come out these days that are only about how good the graphics are and where the plot is awful. They don't make 'em like 20th Century Boys anymore. Sorry for the wall of text I had to get it out.

After I read the first book I was absolutely hooked, I had to read more. Quite underrated but it absolutely fantastic! Every book and even chapter leaves it at a point where you are desperate to read on! One of the best manga I have ever read, must read.

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26 The Breaker: New Waves

He breaker caught my eye about a month ago, beautiful art, complex storyline, complex character development and a great twist at the end. New waves continues where the breaker left off, with all of the above aspects. An absolute must read for action manga fans.
It's storyline is complex yet easy to follow, with emotions abound. You get attached to multiple characters as you see their continued progression and development.

Truly a work of art.

Great shounen manwha if you like that. Slow start but it gets amazing about halfway through (By the way, this is the sequel to The Breaker)

If you are looking for the action New Waves got it.
If you are looking for how a boy grows to a man New Waves got it.
If you are looking for a story with fighting and a epic storyline New Waves is what you are looking for.

The only bad thind with New Waves is that you have to read The Breaker first to understand. But I promise you that The Breaker is a story of epic proportion. And so is The Breaker New Waves.

The single best manga (manwha) that currently runs in my opinion
Great art, Good storyline, thrilling characters.
And very inspiring as a life lesson about willpower

Every chapter that releases makes me hold my breath and sit on the edge of my chair till the very last page.
Then makes me grind my teeth waiting for the next release..

This is something that the current top 5 haven't succeeded at for me lately.

This manga is undervalued, and under appreciated
And deserves to be in the top 15 at least..

If you're interested in reading it, I suggest you read the breaker first
(which is the first part of this storyline)

~20 male

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27 Gantz

This is the only manga that uses blood and gore to convey a highly controversial topic not talked about nearly enough
With the constant flow of new characters the main antagonist must face everyday problems as well as moral and ethical issues, while coping with the death of everyone he comes into contact with

Have you read other manga with gore like Berserk? I bet you have not... - Tia-Harribel

One of the best manga's ever (and still ongoing). It is very dark and disturbing but has a great story line with incredible character development. Easily my favorite manga of all time.

The other manga are crap compared to gantz

Literally the best manga ever. The manga brings controversial realistic feelings into the picture. If you are tired of cliche characters with cliche outcomes this is the place to go.

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28 Battle Angel Alita

Greatest series out there, goes out of the common themes of friendship that have been written about too many times. The quest for individuality is great and the quality and details of drawing is up there

This was a huge step in the sci fi genre that does not even need an anime series to show that it is great, so why on earth is it so low in this list?!

Simply one of the greatest mangas ever conceived in modern times. The fleshed-out characters, the neo-apocalyptic atmosphere, the complex story, the beautiful fights, everything in BA:a or BA:A-The Last Order screams 'perfection'.

Why is this so low, this manga is one of the most well drawn and the greatest characters I've seen.

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29 Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin Wiki is a collaborative website about the series 'Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story' (るろうに剣心 明治剣客浪漫譚, Rurōni Kenshin Meiji Kenkaku Rōmantan), also known as 'Rurouni Kenshin' and 'Samurai X'. more.

Rurouni Kenshin demonstrates that strength isn't just being able to hold one's own in a fight or be the last man standing in battle. There's courage in finding the will to keep living no matter how hurt one has been in the past or how unworthy they find their own lives.
Kenshin is a very human character in that he has made some grevious errors in his past. Everyone makes mistakes or have done something they regret, but instead of letting it drive him to ruin Kenshin finds the strength to help the people he sees around him as some measure of atonement for his past. As the story progresses the reader can really appreciate how different some character's lives may be if Kenshin had never been been involved their lives.
The emphasis on how great change can happen when simple citizens choose to act and the appreciation and value for life make this manga something that will always hold a pretty special place for me.

Kenshin, a vagabond who chose he will never kill someone anymore after he has been the most terrible assassin of a political war. It's the story of man who fight against his past and his own self in order to make a peaceful society. The cross on his face is the nodal point of all the story.

I have always loved this manga and I personally think it should be number one, I really enjoy not only the characters, but also the storyline and the historical inputs. All in all, it is just a wonderful manga

This is the first manga I read and will be my all time favorite ever." a sword that protects life", "the will to live is the strongest force", "your past life should not ruin your future" are some of my favorite quotes from this manga. Long live kenshin

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30 Pokemon Adventures

I've only read the first three, but I can say it's way better than the anime.

Pokemon Adventures/Special is not well known but a very good manga- it starts of childish but later it gets much, much better. If you are looking for action, adventure, a good plot, the characters ageing instead of staying ten all the time, romance and a Pokemon manga more mature then the Pokemon anime, this manga is perfect for you!

Good manga original origin of the still ongoing anime called Pokemon

I've read all the archs now and I am amazed how good this series is, I mean there are plenty of volumes for the avid reader but for those who are just looking for nastalgic sake this is one for you, personally I preferred volumes 1-28 and the fire red and leaf green archs but that's up to you. Otherwise would put it as a must read if you liked the Pokemon origins short film.

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31 The World God Only Knows

Good story but I thing there are to many love triangles for the main character (at least from what I read so far) that it gets kinda' tiring to watch. And I think they kind of stretched the story too far. But overall, I thing it's a great manga/anime because it has a great story and great artwork and it's very very hilarious.

This combination of Hell, love, and devils make it a interesting manga with a awesome story line!

This in my opinion but this should be number one because it is the only manga that I fell in love with and all the others I just stopped reading because I got bored with them

It's a good story, but the plots and the romance is just too weird.

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32 Cowboy Bebop

It was first an anime, but it became a manga later on, And I love it... It's top ten for me!

I can't believe it's as far down as this. Educate yourself, it wil also be a treat. If you haven't seen the series either, watch it - hell if you haven't heard the soundtrack, including live orchestral performance, go listen to it.


Simply, what. WhY IN THE NAME IN HELL IS THIS at "115". How did people forget one of those first classics that made manga mainstream!

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33 Pandora Hearts Pandora Hearts

HAVE YOU READ THE LATEST CHAPTERS?! IT DROVE ME INSANE! Pandora Hearts is like a part of my life now! What ever happens to the characters deeply affects me and my emotions. Like when somebody dies, I cry my eyes out for the next week. I watch plenty of anime but this is the only manga I keep up to date with because it's so totally WORTH IT! The artwork is the most gorgeous I've ever seen and the plot is brilliantly thought up and with a very unexpected twist that will drive you mad! No manga is ever going to beat Pandora Hearts in my book.

A lot of series have good art, good plot, good characters. But Pandora Hearts is the only manga I dare say that has the best all of those BECAUSE EVERY PAGE PULLS YOU IN DEEPER into a MOOD that is so haunting, beautiful, tragic, and unbelievable.


This is better than Naruto or Bleach, trust me. Pandora Hearts has something for everyone. Read between the lines.

The story is so interesting. You just can't stop wondering who really is Oz. Specially who KILLED poor Alice. Who really is responsible of the TRAGEDY OF SABLIER.

Damn! This manga has everything! The plot is rich, the characters develop in a very beautiful way, the twisted mystery, and the art is beautiful. Oh! Don't forget the amazing feels it brings.. at first it looks like a light-hearted manga but after reading a couple of chapters it becomes twisted, complex and dark and the way how it slowly solves the mystery connecting every detail of the past to the present.. It's so amazing that my praises for this manga isn't enough, I don't even know why this manga isn't very popular! Tsk. for people who haven't tried this spectacular manga yet.. please try it, I highly recommend it for people who love deep and complex plot!

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34 Blade of the Immortal

Guys, this is the single best manga that I have ever read. A man with immortality forced on him has his ability to survive and protect others tested over and over. Beautiful, brilliant, sad, and superbly drawn. Please read and love this.

Masterful artwork, beautiful storytelling and world building. The best Samurai manga of all time by far

This is one of the best. Hiroaki Samura's drawings are great! He uses sometimes pencil instead ink. Anatomy is great, details are terrific and story is a lot better than other popular mangas. If you want to see good artwork, you should read this one.


35 Nana

Epic anime. I especially love the plot which is one of the best in mangas, anime also was quite well made but the most interesting is definitely manga.

Nana is the greatest anime that I have ever seen even if it's touching in the last chapters but still so good and I'm already dying to read chap 85 :'( really it should be in the top 10

The manga and anime are both good although the manga is incomplete, it shakes your heart and I love the plot and music. Just beautiful!

One of my favourite mangas though it's not as popular as the ones in top 10! Anyways, Nana is amazing

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36 Fruits Basket Fruits Basket After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her more.

How to make an entire cast memorable in a few easy steps.

This series was amazing and so sweet. It was cute, and had such a rainbow of emotions so beautifully splayed out. The romance was perfect, it wasn't overdone for the series but obviously such an integral part, and as one person commented, also its very hilarious!

I can't believe this isn't in the top ten. I adore this series! I do like on other manga better (Kaze Hikaru) but its not listed so I voted on this. And really, Furuba should be higher.

It's very touching and sweet, I loved it because it made me very happy and also it helped me to learn the life's perspectives and Torhu is very strong. Also it's very hilarious.

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37 Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga is just really awesome, and the plot's developing in all kinds of directions. Heck, I even enjoyed the Farmer's Saga. It also has a really nice way of portraying the character's emotion, and what drives them in a realistic way, which is something a lot of mangas lack a bit.

Not much is out right now, which WILL most likely urk you if you love it, since you're probably going to read this in one sitting. I like to explain this as a slice of life/brutal viking war/philosophy challenging/coming of age physically, mentally, and spiritually story. needs to be in at least everyone's honorable mentions list.

Far better than Vagabond (Action + story-line). Good martial arts with medieval timeline. No fantasy which makes it more interesting.

This is one of the best manga out their if you haven't read it yet you should it's really good

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38 Assassination Classroom Assassination Classroom

Brilliant in every possible way, the story seems innocent at first, but as I went through the story, it gripped me in ways that I had never before felt. I really cared about the characters, especially kuro sensei.

This has been one of the most fun, engaging series that I've ever read! I'm surprised that it has been placed so low! I mean, to have a whole classroom of students trained to assassinate their teacher who is an unknown entity (an octopus/alien/emoticon mix) and yet to have a teacher that shows such great care and love for his students (harkens to legendary stories like "To Sir With Love" etc) and the COMEDY! I think that this is a very underrated series, just read the first chapter, you'll be hooked!

This should at least be on the top 20, the story is so touching and at the same time complete with humor and action. It also has cool and unique characters that'll keep you reading this amazing piece of artwork. The artwork is also amazing...

A very good and amazing story!

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40 Uzumaki

This is such an under appreciated series... The way Junji Ito captures the atmosphere is perfect. It's absolutely astonishing how he can turn such common concepts into ones worst nightmare. This manga is honestly top 10 for me, and should at least be in the top 35 of all time.

This is an amazing body horror manga about a town that gets haunted by a spiral. I know it sounds stupid but hold on. Shuichi's dad gets obsessed with spirals and it goes so far that he breaks al his bones and curls his body into a spiral. It's really horrifying imagery and is sure to make you say what. A lot of weird things happen in the town from now on ibcluding: a girl gets a spiral scar that turns into a giant hole that eats her entire body. Slow people start turning into snails. Pregnant women drink human blood to feed their babies. A lighthouse emits a weird light so powerful that it burns people up. It all ends when a hurricane comes to the town. They look up and find that the hurricane is a giant eye and is watching keika. 6 more hurricanes come and completely destroy the town, except for the old row houses, which are completely unharmed. Nobody can leave the town anymore, and ships and airplanes that come get sucked up by whirlpools and tornados. Weird things happen in the ...more

41 Shaman King

Best manga I have ever read
Good manga for beginners too

The characters are all very unique, and you could love them all.

The best manga ever it has good detail and a Great storyline

Simply nice story of my childhood

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42 The Breaker

Great action and awesome abilities. Not on my top 10 but definitely on my top 20. At least attempt to read it! ( you will definitely decide to finish it though)

Really amazing art, amazing action scenes, amazing protagonists, amazing plot. I dare to say it's perfect. Definitely worth checking out.

Better than it's sequel, and why I'm voting for it instead of the latter. this is the origin story, where the nine arts dragon is a fully realized badass and not some anti-thesis the main character has a hard-on for. read this before new waves 100% of the time or you will not appreciate it.

In my top 10 considering the breaker and new wave as one series

43 Akame ga Kiru

Love this manga. Got me into the whole manga scene after strictly watching only anime. I love the dark messed up scenes that make your heart turn into a knot. Or how they get the pace of the story to being a real up lighting tone then your suddenly forced to watch your hopes come crashing down as you share your despair with the characters. Can't get enough!

Be prepared for some blood and generally depressing scenes. It's really sad. Don't get attached to the characters.

For me its in the top three

Oh man I don't know where to start but this manga is a blast! It's like a roller coaster of events and the story is never a letdown. It's a bit fan service-y but besides that this manga should have more ratings I give it 7.5/10!

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44 Vampire Hunter D Vampire Hunter D
45 Boku No Hero Academia Boku No Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.

Gives me chills

Good plot and all, just don't like the art style that much. sorry!

Just so damd good. nothing else to say

One of the best series in my own opinion. I usually have one or two favorite characters, but in this series I can't help but to fall for them all ;;;

My favorites are Present Mic (Hizashi), All Might (Toshinori), and Shigaraki (Tenko)

46 Black Cat

Great Story with a great protagonist. The characters have amazing powers, this is quite an original anime.

It's a really good story and has some awesome action. Love Train aka Black Cat. I also miss Saya, wish she didn't die.

I love this MANGA! Ggrr to however disagrees with me I will send my eyeliner after you hehe eat my bubbles! Hehe laugh out loud! Never knock it until you read reading it! Its one of the best mangas to read EVER! Muah I kissed the manga hehehe! Love you black cat series!

I am in love with this story wither it was a manga or an anime I really like train and I really miss saya

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47 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

After crossing all the thoughts in my mind, I would like to rate this Anime/Manga best on the basis of:-Three words: "Depth of imagination". Enough said.

I really like their story with these futuristic robots and all that futuristic stuff.

One of the deepest anime, where it takes multiple viewing just to know what really is going on

Come on, that's a terrific one!

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48 Kuroko's Basketball

Greatest basketball manga with cool moves and awesome characters. Also, the main character kuruko is not like all the main characters who are strong he is weak and supports kagami and the rest in the sidelines

Kuroko's basketball is definitely the best sports manga that I have ever read. I enjoy the story and the unique people involved in the manga but I would have to say what interests me the most is Kuroko's background with the generation of miricals and how he becomes the shadow in basketball. The story always kept me thinking what's going to happen next. This manga should definitely be in the top ten in my opinion.

Kuroko no basuke is AWESOME! Hehehehe The entire manga is so suspenseful, it just makes you want to read on and on and on! The main character, Kuroko is the most unique character that I have seen so far! He is "lifeless", yet "fires" uo easily! His BB skills so cool (HEHE not telling you what his skills are... Spoiler)

In short, out of all the basketball mangas I have read, Kuroko no Basketball is the BEST!

There's twists and interesting character traits of each of the miracle generation. There's always something new and funny in each episode. Highly recommended to those who play sport

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49 Real

It seems that no one has ever heard of this manga. The story is so touching and at times can feel like a visceral gut punch. Takehiko Inoue (author of Vagabond and Slam Dunk) hold nothing back in this series. By far his best work. If you or anyone you know have a disability or have ever gone through a hard time, you owe it to yourself to read this series. All I can say is that it is amazing.

This manga is so underrated. It has a complex but down to earth storyline, and the art is just simply superb.
The author of Slam Dunk and vagabond takes a different approach here, for a more personal manga, about early adulthood and finding your place in the world, with all the downsides of life.
I can't recommend it enough

Easily my favorite manga. There's something for everyone in it whether you like comedy, drama, or action.

Criminally low rated on this particular list, takehiko inoue hits it out of the park. this is NOT a sports manga. at all. this is one of the most mature, heartwrenching reads that EVERY manga enthusiast needs to undergo. viable to take the #1 spot on many an educated manga maniac's list.

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50 Rave Master

Rave Master is definitely one of the best manga ever, it spawned Fairy Tail afterwards! It inspired so many after it. How it's so low, I don't know though...

This is the best manga ever. My most favorite. The plot is great and the ending was just... Awesome. This should be in the top 10.

I like Rave because of the plot and character development. No manga I've ever read beats it in those aspects.

I've read this three times and it should be so much higher on the list. The character development is awesome to watch as well.

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