Top Ten Best Manga Ever


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Vagabond

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!

The most beautiful, stunning manga art I've ever seen.

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22 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.

Everything Urasawa has done is incredible.

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23 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

Black butler is so dark, I love it! I don't see how it wasn't already on the list I mean the characters are amazing and this book is also hilarious at times. - cielphantomhive

I love the characters in this manga and Sebastian is a butler I wish I had!
The storyline is great and when I get to the end of one chapter it's hard to stop reading and wanting for more!

Beautiful art, great humor, awesome over all! Very dark and Gothic.

It’s the best

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24 Bakuman

This is so far from mainstream and yet it still is so interesting, no fighting but the plot is interesting, the characters are interesting and how it involves all other manga and anime in it is interesting... Far from being cheap..
If I may add, this is the manga that I read in the slowest manner, takes me 10 minutes to read a single chapter, that's how good it is, recommended by all means!

It's amazing. It explains to the world what mangaka's really are. It just makes me so excited eveytime I read it. It makes me want to write, draw, and try my best on grades. I don't think this manga could be any better.

In a few words I would describe this Manga as one of the best out there.
You get the feeling for what it means to be a mangaka and how hard this job is.
Every chapter is great and I will enjoy reading this manga till the very end with hopefully enough chapters to read.
Personally I would like to see this manga at the #1 spot of every ranking.
The mangaka of this manga is simply great. First comes a masterpiece like Death Note and now this. Awesome.
I have read this manga a dozens of time and never get tired of it.

My brother bought the Mangas as they where released, so I always had to wait until the next one. The excitement I had, every time he brought the next one, nothing else was able to replicate that feeling since then.
This manga will always be special to me.

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25 Parasyte Parasyte

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


26 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.

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.

Best manga I has read

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27 Pokémon

The Pokemon Adventures/Specials is totally the best manga I've ever read. It's just awesome! You start to love all the characters. The plot of each chapter is really, really good. The whole Pokemon world thing is great. The drawings are okay in the first three chapters. It's just that the characters look younger for their age. But in the 4,5,6,7,8, and so on chapters the drawing has greatly improved. The characters look up to their age. To all those who have not yet read the Pokemon adventures manga, I greatly recommend you to do so. Believe me, you'll grow to be addicted to it!

Pokemon is a spectacular series ' the characters are so great 'the plot summary is great' you know what people from this series only some pocket monsters were created

There are several different types of pokemon manga. But the only one I liked and perferred the most is the Pokemon Adventures/Specials manga. It instantly caught my attention as soon I looked up on what it is and it's so interesting for me to know what it is. It has a much better story and characters than the ones in the anime and it ties with the core games in my opinion. And some of the characters in there are absolutely boss when compared to their own counterparts of the franchise. So therefore I would recommend that you read it.

Compared to the anime, the manga is perfect.
enough' said.

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28 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.

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

Good for fantasy martial arts action.

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29 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.

It is divided into 8 parts, each part has a different protagonist, but always the protagonist from the previous part is somehow related, except for the 1st 2 parts the drawings are awesome and really original (in my opinion) and the story is so great and creative, the name "bizarre adventure" is not for show this will be the most crazy manga you will ever read story wise, and story is always unpredictable you can never guess what will happen and good doesn't always win. A MUST!

JoJo isn't an awesome manga because of the story or characters... Its awesome because damn near everything that happens is a "DID YOU SEE THAT PART?! " moment. Definitely worth the read. Phantom Blood is a little slow but once you hit Battle Tendency and especially Stardust Crusaders, it's a blast.

Jojo has something to offer for everyone. Because of it being split into different parts, this allows for each part to have its own appeal. The main reasons to get into Jojo is for the gripping and intense battles along with the outstanding art. Araki show a true mastery of how to use individual panels to convey action and every scene is filled with detail.

The story of a family fighting the devious Dio Brando and the world influenced by his actions over countless generations. Definite highlight of manga excellence right here.

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30 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.

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

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.

Yu Yu Hakusho is epic! The storyline, characters, and artwork are the best. I LOVE the main characters, their fighting styles, and personalities so much! I loved the way the suspense, romance, and humor really got to me. I could go on forever with a list of what I like about this series. The only thing I didn't like was finishing a page and realizing that it was over. T^T

Badass main character? It started here

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31 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

WHAT?! only 30th, this should at least be top 15

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32 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

GTO is one of my all time favorite stories. It has amazing heart and humor.

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33 Doraemon Doraemon Doraemon is a fictional character in the Japanese manga and anime series of the same name created by Fujiko Fujio, the pen name of writing team Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko.

Simply so simple, so pure to be the best. The one build up my childhood and still being something inside myself until now. And may forever.

It's Simple and Funny, thanks for your life participation to manga, Fujiko Fujio.

Doraemon is really for all kinds of people. It's creativity will entertain those who like sophisticated story. It's comedy will keep those who like simple story laughing.

I like Doraemon so much

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34 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.

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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35 Hikaru no Go

After reading this, you get the urge to play go, no matter if you like board games or not.

Just read, then you'll see how great it is. I love Gin Tama.

Great art, great story telling and well developed characters that make the whole manga damn believable.

Nice stroy

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36 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!

Unlike other series, the main character is not the very overpowered one (even though he is one of the best), all of those moves are just...!

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37 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.

Just read it

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38 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.

What, Why Is this down here?!?! This is by far the best manga, It has everything a manga needs Action,Suspense,Bad Ass Characters,Beautiful Art and Hard Cover! This Is is my favorite. If you are new to the series I am 99.9% Sure That you will love it.

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39 Beelzebub

Come on! The protagonist is super badass as well as the baby! And hilda is so hot!

This manga in my opinion is the best manga compared to all the other manga I've read. The story plot is something that makes the reader continue reading, the characters are all awesome and above all, this manga has made me laugh out loud countless times. I'd really recommend this to anyone.

I think Beelzebub is the best manga because it is very interesting, funny at times and overall enjoyable. I like that there are frequent battles that are captivating and that the main character is so funny and like-able (to the audience not the other characters) that we enjoy watching him and want to win. Even the minor characters seem to have really deep thought out characters that makes me want to see them befriend oga, the protagonist. The art is great and the cute demon overlord (baby) who can't get enough of badass oga is absolutely adorable.

The art fits right in with the type of story and it's SO damn hilarious.

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40 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

I have read around 50 manga excluding light novels and I can vouch that twgok is one of the best manga ever written,easily should be in top 5.

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